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Charging into the new year An overcast day greeted hundreds of enthusiastic swimmers who braved the cold waters of Elk Lake at the 37th annual Polar Bear Swim on Tuesday.

B.C. Transit moves on bus video surveillance Daniel Palmer News staff

The assault of a bus driver in Saanich last week highlighted a surprising fact about the Capital Region’s public transportation system – none of the buses have operating surveillance cameras Witnesses of the attack apprehended the suspect in the Dec. 26 incident, a situation that was not altogether isolated. Records show drivers reported 53 threats and attempted assaults against them in 2012

across Greater Victoria. The latest incident is the third assault causing bodily harm in 2012 against a driver in the region. In 2013, B.C. Transit hopes to install security cameras – and potentially audio recording devices – on much of its 1,000-bus fleet across the province. “There are a lot of ways that it’s demonstrated that we need that level of security, not just for our operators, but for our passengers as well,” said spokeswoman Meribeth Burton. “That kind of empirical evidence would be really helpful.”

She clarified that B.C. Transit is awaiting comment from B.C.’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on the use of audio recording before it presents the proposal to its transit board this month. “With board approval and the privacy commissioner’s approval, then we’ll go to our municipal partners and find out who’s interested,” she said. Should privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham identify potential concerns with audio recording on buses, video surveillance will still move ahead, Burton noted.

The final price tag will sit somewhere between $4 and $6 million, depending on how many municipalities choose to buy closed-circuit TV cameras. In 2011, a federal government assessment estimated it would cost $10 million to install cameras on the B.C. Transit fleet in the 123 communities it serves. The revised price tag is due to infrastructure upgrades that have since been completed, Burton said. PLEASE SEE: Buses built with cameras, Page A4

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Chances are when you open your 2013 assessment notice from B.C. Assessment this week you’ll see your property value has decreased since last year. Most homeowners in Greater Victoria will see a two- to sixper-cent drop in their home’s assessed value, but B.C. Assessment’s area assessor for Greater Victoria calls the slight decrease “comforting.” “I would probably characterize this as a stable market, actually,” said Reuben Danakody. “We’re not seeing the yearover-year increases, those substantial increase in values that we used to see before. It’s not bad news, it’s comforting news, that the values are still very stable. We don’t want to see what was occurring the past few years down south.” Of the region’s 18 assessment jurisdictions, only Langford and Oak Bay saw average increases in residential property values, at 0.47 per cent and 0.78 per cent, respectively. “The numbers are very specific to local markets. People are still paying fairly premium dollars to get in to Oak Bay,” Danakody said. “And Langford is a growing area; they’re very aggressively growing new developments out there. The affordable, single-family market is growing (in Langford).”

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retiring here. We’re anticipating an increase (in home sales) this year.” Danakody stresses to homeowners that their assessment is not based on the current market, but on numbers from July 2012. “The market has softened since July. It’s important to look back, right in the middle of summer 2012 – if (your house) was to sell on the marketplace, it would’ve been worth that much,” he said. Mann recommends to people to take the assessments with a grain of salt, given the fluctuations in the real estate market over the last six months. “(Assessments) really don’t determine the market value of a property. They’re great if you want to try and determine a sale price by looking at the neighbours next door that sold.” There is an appeals process for homeowner who aren’t satisfied with their property’s assessment. Prior to appealing, however, Danakody suggests homeowners visit bcassessment.ca to compare comparable properties and assessment in the area. “Our job is to provide information and rationale as to how we arrive at that assessment,” Danakody said. “In some cases there are errors, and we can make a change to the value outside the appeal process.” For more information, visit bcassessment.ca.

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Sedgewick improved, but health, safety remains a concern at UVic WorkSafeBC orders UVic to improve safety committees

April report. At the time, Ianson issued four orders that the university must comply with, including the requirement to improve the reporting system for health and safety issues to ix months after ensure each one is investiWorkSafeBC issued gated and addressed. The a critical report most recent report, issued ordering the University in October, includes an of Victoria to better order that UVic’s local protect the health and safety committees must safety of its employees, meet at least once a some staff on campus month. remain concerned “There’s about 40 to 50 about the air quality in primarily building-based Sedgewick building. committees that were put WorkSafe issued together (years ago) to another report in Octodeal with local issues,” Kyle Slavin ber, highlighting UVic’s said Andy Mavretic, actReporting need to better respond ing director of occupato employee health tional health, safety and complaints. The report environment at UVic. says the twice-yearly local safety “We’re making sure that howcommittee meetings are “not effec- ever many of these local safety tive” and they fail to meet obligacommittees we have, they are all tions as set out in the Workers fully engaged in safety, reporting, Compensation Act. inspections, reviewing incidents “A review of the minutes from and communicating any findings one of the local safety committee and issues to the university safety meeting shows that the issue of air committee.” quality in one building remained The local committees were on the meeting minutes for many meeting twice a year, while the years and did not make it to the overarching university joint University Safety Committee,” health and safety committee met wrote WorkSafeBC prevention offimonthly. cer Dawn Ianson. Doug Sprenger, president of That building in question is CUPE 951, says all the attention Sedgewick, built in 1969 and the that’s been paid to health and source origin of multiple health safety at UVic over the last year complaints since 2000. has been hugely beneficial to A report issued April 17, 2012 employees. indicated UVic found high levels of “I think it’s helped particularly mould and carbon dioxide in the the occupational health and safety Sedgewick building in December department understand they have 2009, the first time the university to be more proactive with regards took air quality tests and fungi to safety of buildings,” he said. “I samples. think they’re going to be doing a While UVic took remediation better job from now on. … It also steps between December 2009 and kind of reinvigorated the health April 2012, “the area remains withand safety committees – they out adequate housekeeping and, in know they also have to be more discussions with workers … there vigilant.” remains chronic health/wellness Additionally, after the April concerns,” Ianson wrote in her report was released, CUPE

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Staff working in the Sedgewick Building at the University of Victoria reported health problems for years. Air quality tests this year show the university eliminated unsafe mould and carbon dioxide levels. requested Ianson’s orders be reviewed, in hopes that WorkSafeBC would also issue financial penalties to the university. “(The union states) that their issue is with the delay in addressing issues in (Sedgewick), in this case eight years,” reads the decision on the review request, issued late last month. “The way that it was dealt with was unacceptable. They want a penalty levied for the exposure to workers.” Review officer Melina Lorenz highlighted that Ianson did not issue penalties as “the violations do not meet the criteria. (Ianson) stated that the violations did not result in a high risk of serious injury, serious illness or death,” Lorenz wrote. She upheld Ianson’s decision and denied CUPE’s request for penalties. Mavretic says the decision not to penalize UVic was “appropriate,” as the university is attempting to address any and all concerns that are brought to their attention. “We’re motivated to make any changes that improve our systems. Our commitment has always been and continues to be that we

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In the event of a snowfall, property owners and residents are reminded that a District of Saanich Bylaw (No. 8382) requires you to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk abutting your property and to ensure that a clear safe access route to refuse containers is maintained.

The cooperation of all property owners and residents in this matter is greatly appreciated. David Sparanese Manager, Street Operations Public Works Division

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School raises funds for child with cancer A bottle drive is on for Emma Smith, a nine-year-old Saanich girl diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. All funds will go to travel expenses related to her and her family’s travel bills incurred while she is away for regular chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital and B.C. Cancer Agency in Vancouver. Team Emma, consisting of staff and volunteers from Cloverdale Traditional School, is organizing a number of fundraisers, including a drop-off bottle drive at the carport of 1280 Palmer Rd., from Jan. 6 to 13. Lilac ribbons are also available by donation at Pemberton Holmes at 150-805 Cloverdale Ave.

Stabbing at New Year’s house party Saanich police are seeking suspects behind a violent stabbing on New Year’s Day that sent one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers responded at 4 a.m. Jan. 1 to a house party in the 400-block of Boleskine Rd. and found two injured males amid a chaotic scene. One 25-year-old resident received a laceration to his head inside the home. A second male, age 23, confronted the attackers near Davidson Avenue, and received a serious wound to his torso, possibly piercing several organs. He was in surgery on Jan. 1 and remains in intensive care, according to police. “There’s not a lot of cooperation from those at the party. We don’t know what precipitated the assault,” said Sgt. Chris Horsley. Anyone with information can call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

DISTRICT OF SAANICH NOTICE TO SAANICH DOG OWNERS 2013 DOG LICENCES The Animals Bylaw requires that all dogs over the age of 4 months be licensed on or before February 1, 2013. Licences are valid for the calendar year and may be purchased in person at the Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria BC V8X 2W7, by mail, or at any Saanich Recreation Centre. Licence fees for 2013 are: Male or Female Dog Neutered Male or Spayed Female Dog Replacement Tag

Please remember to offer assistance to any of your neighbours who may require help with snow removal. The District of Saanich will make every effort to keep major/collector streets and emergency/ transit routes cleared and open to traffic.

take those concerns seriously,” he said. Lorenz also noted that there is new management in place at UVic – referring to Mavretic replacing director Richard Piskor, who’d been in that role since 1987, as of Sept. 1 – “and the new management appears motivated towards compliance.” Mavretic says UVic has taken steps to address air quality in Sedgewick. The most recent tests show steps taken earlier in the year have resulted in no more mould or building moisture problems. “The only thing that was discovered (recently) was the crawlspace was positively pressurized, meaning any of the potential stale, dry crawlspace odours might’ve come upstairs,” he said. “We just reopened the air vents along the outside walls to encourage air flow outside.” Mavretic says the changes to the local safety committees should be implemented in upcoming months. To read the full reports from WorkSafeBC, visit ohs.uvic. ca/wsbcir.php. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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A new year, a new levée Arnold Lim News staff

The Business Licence Bylaw requires that all businesses operating in the District of Saanich be in possession of a valid business licence. This requirement applies to all commercial, industrial, home based and non-resident businesses operating within the municipality. Renewal notices are mailed at the end of each year to all businesses that were licensed the previous year. Payment may be made online at www.saanich.ca, by mail or at the Saanich Municipal Hall. Business licence fees are due and payable on the first business day in January each year, or the date of application for a new business licence, if later. If you are no longer operating your business please contact the Business Licence Division at 250-475-5401 so that we can update our records. Please check the Business Licence Bylaw for licence categories and fees. How do I apply for a Commercial, Home Based or Inter-municipal Business Licence? A Business Licence Application is available online. A copy of the form is also available at the Municipal Hall or can be mailed to you upon request. For further information or fee rates, please contact the Business Licence Division at 250-475-5401. Please read our pages about One Stop Business Registration and BizPal as well at www.saanich.ca.

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It is a new year, and Saanich might have a new tradition. In lieu of the annual formal levée, Saanich council offered up a free public swim on New Year’s Day, which drew more than 400 people to Commonwealth Place, and where even Mayor Frank Leonard took a dip with his family. “It will sound silly but I am giddy, this is just a great success this is literally hundreds and hundreds of people here,” Leonard said laughing. “I have never seen this many at a levée. Here we have 300 to 400, at least. This is just a great success.” Leonard said after 26 years of traditional levées at the municipal hall, the numbers were moving in the wrong direction. The 2012 event drew only 30 to 40 people. With the family-friendly change, he hopes Saanich residents will adopt this as a new tradition. “Some people were seeing it as a chore. The days of the governor welcoming people into the fort for a cup of tea is behind us now,” the mayor

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Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard spends time with his son Atticus, wife Jackie Ngai, and stepson Magnus Lam at a free family swim at Commonwealth Place pool on Jan. 1. said. “This is a time to step up to modern time. Clearly this is what people want.” The cost for the free swim including the facility and refreshments was $4,000, which he said is the same price for coffee and tea and staff to host the traditional levée at Saanich municipal hall. Councillors including Susan Brice, Paul Gerrard and Vic Derman greeted and interacted with a steady stream of visitors through the foyer. Derman was pleasantly sur-

prised with the turnout. “The levée served its time but it was getting a little old and a little tired,” he said. “(This) stresses a healthful activity and getting out and using the recreation facilities and also gives people who have less revenue and less resources a chance to come and experience the rec centres and that is great.” Council hopes to expand the free public portion to other Saanich recreation centres on New Year’s Day 2014. alim@vicnews.com

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“We have the telecommunications centre that was set up a few months ago in Greater Victoria that can handle surveillance in the province. So, we’ve put the infrastructure in place,” Burton said. Buses purchased within the last five years also come with standard CCTV equipment, she said. “It’s just a matter of turning them on.” Greater Victoria has about 300 buses, making it the largest B.C. Transit fleet in the province. With nearly 50 per cent of Transit’s resources devoted to the Capital Region, which has a complex cost-sharing formula, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission will tread carefully when considering the buy-in cost. “There’s a cost factor and a privacy issue,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins, a transit commission director. “If there’s a way that we can make not only the drivers, but the passengers safer, I’m all for looking at (that option).” dpalmer@vicnews.com


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The view from the expansive sun deck aback of Goward House is impressive – with sight lines looking out over the lush Cadboro Bay property. But that’s at risk right now as water has rotted away at significant portions of the wooden balcony, leaving it in a state that requires immediate attention. “We had some soft spots on the deck repaired last March. And when they opened it up to repair them they said, ‘There’s a lot more going on. The problem would be continuing because there’s water trapped in there and it’ll just keep rotting the deck,’” said Elaine Leonard, administrator of Saanich-owned Goward House. “The contractor said we had too much rot to not start from scratch.” What started as a resurfacing

project, estimated at $35,000, ballooned into a full-on replacement project with an estimated price tag of $120,000. “It’s taken us two-and-a-half years to raise $35,000. We were prepared to go ahead, we had the money set aside, and then we found out it was much bigger,” Elaine Leonard said. Saanich council approved an $85,000 grant request from Goward House Society in December to help pay for a replacement porch. “Staff said that the repairs were essential; it’s not something we could postpone till the 2013 budget deliberations (in March),” said Mayor Frank Leonard. “(Staff) were sensitive about it being outside the budget cycle, but they were worried about the risk (of not replacing it immediately).” The money will come from Saanich’s 2012 contingency

budget, usually held for such unknowns as snow removal. The Goward House administrator says it’s great that council approved the grant request, adding she’s optimistic work on replacing the sun deck could begin in early 2013. “Because we’re a heritage site, as well, once you decide to something, you must be doing (what it takes) to maintain the look of heritage and bring things to code,” Elaine Leonard said. Goward House was built in 1908 and sold to Saanich in 1973. It opened as an activity centre for seniors in 1991. Goward House is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors can take painting, language and exercise classes, or participate in a variety of social activities. For more info, see gowardhouse.com. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING BYLAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING for the purpose of a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, on TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm, to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaw and permit. This rezoning application was previously considered and approved by Council on April 24, 2012. In order to revise the terms of the Housing Agreement authorized by Council for the development, it has been necessary to rescind the approval and schedule an additional Public Hearing. A) “ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2012, NO. 9175” PROPOSED REZONING FOR APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON QUADRA STREET AND INVERNESS ROAD To rezone Lot 4, Section 63, Victoria District, Plan 1781 (3316 QUADRA STREET) and Lot 3, Section 63, Victoria District, Plan 1781 (3334 QUADRA STREET) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RM-6 (Residential Mixed - apartment, attached housing, congregate housing, home occupation office and daycare for preschool children, accessory buildings and structures are permitted uses) and to consolidate these properties with the RM-6 zoned lands at 1016 Inverness Road and 3350 Quadra Street in order to construct three apartment buildings. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT for the proposed construction of one six-storey and two five-storey apartment buildings on the site will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and allow variances for parking, building separation, setbacks, height, and levels of habitable space. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings. Council will also consider a HOUSING AGREEMENT for the proposed buildings which will prohibit the banning of rental units and provide nine units of affordable seniors housing for a minimum period of ten years.

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Are your Christmas trees looking for a home after the holidays? This weekend the B.C. Lions Society hosts the 23rd annual Chip in for the Kids, where real Christmas trees can be dropped off Jan. 5 and 6, to be chipped and disposed of by volunteers in an environmentally-friendly manner. “People rely on us to do this and really come out and support it,” said B.C. Lions Society manager of special events Craig Heinz. “The best part of this for me is just the response we get from people who literally have been using us for 23 years. It is

phenomenal.” Chipped trees stay out of the landfill and are used for public trails around Greater Victoria. Disposal is by donation with all money supporting the Vancouver Island Easter Seals House, a living facility near the Royal Jubilee Hospital where families travelling to Victoria for medical treatment can stay free of charge. The event raised more than $20,000 in 2012 and the society hopes to match that total again this year. “We actually operate within the Easter Seals House… (and) a lot of times with charities, people have the opportunity to give but don’t actually see what the money does,” Heinz said. “I come every day and see what

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A copy of the proposed bylaw, permit and relevant reports may be inspected or obtained from the Legislative Division, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, from January 3, 2013 to January 15, 2013 inclusive, except for weekends and statutory holidays. Correspondence may be submitted by mail to the address above or by email to clerksec@saanich.ca and must be received no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All correspondence submitted will form part of the public record and may be published in a meeting agenda.


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ike a Christmas present that arrives late, this week homeowners across the Capital Region and B.C. are eagerly tearing open their annual property value assessment from B.C. Assessment. The notices, more than 144,000 in Greater Victoria, are vital for many reasons. Most people have a large portion of their personal wealth wrapped up in their homes and properties, and most hope for a steady yearafter-year increase in value. Overall property values help guide municipalities with budgeting and tax rates. An increase in property value doesn’t automatically translate into a tax hike, but if property values stay flat or decline, municipalities will certainly face the hard choices of cutting services, hiking taxes or both. That appears to be the case this time around. Most people will find their properties have decreased in value or are about the same as last year. B.C. Assessment calls it a market that is “stabilizing,” rather than deflating. It’s not a big surprise property values are flat lining or declining. Across Greater Victoria, real estate sales in 2012 slowed and prices remained stagnant for single family homes, and condos saw overall price decreases, an unheard of phenomenon in Victoria five or six years ago. Greater Victoria is in a good position with respect to other parts of B.C. and Canada – it’s employment base is relatively diverse across the provincial and federal governments and the private sector. But the flat property values is a barometer and reflection of a broader lagging economy and a public worried about its fiscal future. Cutbacks and austerity at all levels of government have been the norm since the recession of 2008, and 2013 won’t be an exception. Local municipal councils likely weren’t expecting large increases in property values, and will budget with that in mind. Most local governments will want to keep tax hikes low, and that will likely mean job losses and service cuts. Flat growth might be the watchwords of 2013.

What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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often hear of people trying to When something is in proposal teach tolerance as a way to make mode it’s good to stand your the world a better place. ground and fight for what you Personally, I can’t stand believe in. But when the word “tolerance” and something is a done deal, honestly, I sure hope no maybe it’s best to all colone ever has to “tolerate” lectively accept it. me. It’s not about being Do you know what submissive or not speakI would like? To be ing out. I think accepaccepted. There is a big tance is a mind set, not a difference between acceptbehaviour. ing something and toleratAt this point everying it. I see acceptance as one should be speaking keeping an open mind, tryup about the Enbridge Charla Huber Northern Gateway projing to bridge some underWritten in ink standing. ect. I do mean everyone, We all know tolerance whether you are for or really means, “I still don’t like you. against it. Now is the time to voice I will never like you, but since you your concern or your support. have to be here, I am going to glare A lot of the time people miss at you.” the mark. The time to talk is when If we want to make this world a government officials are making better place, we should start workthe decisions. And in the end, we’ll ing on accepting, not tolerating. As all have to accept the outcome, so far as I am concerned, tolerating is you might as well have your voice still enabling people to hate. counted. Canada is a pretty awesome I have been to dozens of public multicultural mosaic of people. hearings where I have sat with a Spreading hatred or tolerance to handful of other people. Then later, any specific group of people would when the bylaw passes, I hear all be similar to only using one or two sorts of people complaining out in crayons, leaving the remaining 62 the community. vibrant colours untouched in the In that case, I think people need box. to accept the result, if they were too We can accept people, communilazy to go to a council meeting and ties and ideas. speak their thoughts. If a new regional sewage plant is When it comes to deer, I’ve built, would it better for people to accepted it. When I open my blinds accept it or tolerate it? and see deer munching on my

bushes, I give the deer a friendly wave and say good morning through the glass. My community garden is surrounded by deer fencing with a secure gate, because us gardeners have accepted that without it, the deer would eat the veggies. The other option would be tolerating them eating the food. When I catch myself thinking ill of someone or something, I try to remember to stop myself and assess why I am thinking that way. Often it’s my own preconceptions that make me think negatively. If you had a special needs child who required some extra assistance in the classroom, would you want their teacher to accept them or tolerate them? I understand that there are plenty of things that may be tough to accept, such as a sex offender living on your street, or even Scotch broom. Sorry folks, I have a soft spot for the plant. Anyway, back to point. The holidays are over and we are getting back into the swing of things. Maybe now could be the time to look at the things in your community that you have been tolerating and find it in your heart to accept them instead. Whichever route you go, I’ll accept that. –Charla Huber is a reporter for the Goldstream News Gazette. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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After 25 years, it’s time to stop spinning our wheels In 1988, hundreds of scientists George H.W. Bush ran for the and policymakers met in Toronto highest office in the U.S. and for a major conference on climate promised to be an “environmental change. president.” He didn’t They were sufficiently have a green bone in alarmed by the his body, but public accumulated evidence pressure compelled for human-caused him to make a global warming that commitment he they issued a release ultimately didn’t keep. stating, “Humanity That year, Margaret is conducting Thatcher was filmed an unintended, picking up litter. She uncontrolled, globally turned to the camera pervasive experiment and said, “I’m a greenie, David Suzuki too.” whose ultimate consequences could be with Faisal Moola Canada’s prime second only to a global minister, Brian nuclear war.” Mulroney, was also re-elected in They urged world leaders to 1988. He appointed a bright new reduce greenhouse gas emissions political star, Lucien Bouchard, by 20 per cent by 2005. Had as environment minister. I asked we heeded that warning and Bouchard during an interview embarked on a campaign to meet what he considered to be our the target, Canadians would most important environmental now be healthier, have greater issue. “Global warming,” he reserves of energy and more jobs. responded. I continued: “How We’d also be a world leader in serious is it?” His answer: “It renewable energy and could have threatens the survival of our saved tens of billions of dollars. species. We have to act now.” The year was significant for In 1988, the environment was environmentalists. In 1988, a top public concern, scientists

spoke out and politicians said the right things. Global warming was a pressing and present issue. Now, 25 years later, carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise and we’re already seeing the consequences – more extreme weather events, melting glaciers and Arctic ice, rising sea levels, reduced water flows in rivers and climate-related illness and death, among others. It’s driven in part by rapid economic growth in countries like China, India and Brazil. At the same time, most industrialized nations, whose use of fossil fuels created the problem of excess greenhouse gases, have done little to reduce emissions. Humans are distinguished from other species by a massive brain that enables us to imagine a future and influence it by what we do in the present. By using experience, knowledge and insight, our ancestors recognized they could anticipate dangers and opportunities and take steps to exploit advantages and avoid hazards. Scientists and supercomputers

have amplified our ability to look ahead. For decades, experts have warned us that human numbers, technology, hyper-consumption and a global economy are altering the chemical, geological and biological properties of the biosphere. In 1992, more than 1,700 eminent scientists, including 104 Nobel prize winners, signed the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” which included this urgent warning: “No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeasurably diminished.” The document concluded that environmentally damaging activity must be brought under control and the integrity of Earth’s ecosystems protected, critical resources managed more effectively, human population growth stabilized, poverty reduced and eventually eliminated, and sexual equality and guarantees of women’s reproductive rights ensured.

The sooner we act, the easier it will be to overcome these difficult challenges. Every year we stall makes it more costly and challenging, with increasing negative impacts on humans and our environment. There are signs of hope. Many countries – as well as cities, states and provinces – are taking global warming seriously and are working to reduce emissions and shift to cleaner energy sources. Some world leaders are even questioning our current paradigm, where the economy is made a priority above all else. This is crucial. Over and over, the economy has determined the extent of our response, but how much value does it place on breathable air, drinkable water, edible food and stable weather and climate? Surely the economy is the means to a better future, not an end in itself. Surely it must be subordinate to a rich, diverse ecosphere that sustains all life. Let’s hope this year ushers in a new way of living on and caring for our planet. davidsuzuki.org

LETTERS Alternate project list for CRD funding Re: Capital Regional District’s sewage treatment plans The $792 million (assuming no major overruns) supposedly available for sewage treatment could instead be spent on many useful things, such as: – Fund the new Johnson Street Bridge ($93 million) – Repair the E & N railway line ($25 million) and get a commuter train running from Langford to the new bridge. Another two trains could offer at least twice daily service from Courtenay to Nanaimo, and from Nanaimo to Langford, all timed to connect. (Call that $20 million; maybe revenues would even sustain it.) Better still, electrify it to reduce operating costs and fares ($50 million)

– Widen the Old Island Highway to four lanes, at least from Admirals Road to Helmcken Road, to alleviate the daily massive traffic congestion ($75 million) – Build a bigger dam so we can end summer water restrictions and reduce the price of tap water so we can garden freely again ($20 million) – Create a website where citizens can initiate and vote on referenda, perhaps along the lines of American state initiatives or propositions ($10 million) – Provide a rebate of $20,000 on each new electric car for the first 10,000 cars purchased ($200 million) – Provide a $10,000 rebate for the next 10,000 “made in B.C.” electric car conversions ($100 million). Compared to sewage treatment, how much real, serious pollution could be eliminated by such steps and how much irreplaceable fossil

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fuel would be saved? The referendum website would reduce the present wide gap between government agendas and the real needs and wishes of the people they supposedly represent. Craig Carmichael Esquimalt

Relatives’ motivation can lead to elder abuses Re: When a senior is in trouble (News online, posted Dec. 20) A fundamental enabling factor for elder abuse is the notion that relatives are automatically good people. It’s almost a form of reverse racism – thinking collective instead of on content of character. Scummy people tend to be good at convincing others to do dumb things.

Letters Fostering feelings of guilt is one of their tactics that seems to work well with many older people. People need to realize the risk and be willing to defend themselves. Keith Sketchley Saanich

Railings a good idea for safety conscious Re: Railings on Ogden Point breakwater I am all for it, because I am no longer steady on my feet, and also, the height makes me uneasy. It is a safety issue that the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority should have dealt with a long time ago. You will see more people out on the breakwater when the railings have been installed. Greg F. Tupman Esquimalt

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The Capital City Syncopators play traditional jazz, country, swing, and prohibition-era novelty songs with a vintage sound. The band’s line-up includes some of Victoria’s most accomplished professional musicians. Hear them live at Norway House,1110 Hillside Ave., Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Go to victoriafolkmusic.ca for more information.

Adult Aussie hit comes to Belfry Theatre Toronto production comes to Victoria

“When we were considering Speaking in 2011, I sent it to (Shamata) because I thought it would be great with his season.” Riccio’s awareness grew when Bovell’s When The Rain Stops Falling was well received in Niagara on the Lake last summer. Company’s director and cast have little to connection to Victoria, aside from some relatives of actor Gemini-award winner Helene Joy, who is actually Australian. Some, including Riccio, have never been here. One thing the Company does have in common with the Belfry is the stage. In Toronto they’re based out of the Berkeley Street Theatre, an intimate venue not unlike the Belfry. It’s an old brick warehousetype of building, refurbished with 244-seat and 176-seat stages, near the city’s art-heavy Distillery District. Tickets range from $25 to $40, with 8 p.m. shows from Tuesday to Saturday. Wednesday matinees at 1 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Available through Belfry.bc.ca. sports@vicnews.com

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Emotional, intimate and dark, Speaking in Tongues explores infidelity, going where good people don’t, and where others are tempted. Themes of adultery abound in the award-winning play by Australian Andrew Bovell. Despite playing to strong reviews in London and New York over the past decade, the emotional thriller only made its Canadian debut in 2012 when Torontobased Company Theatre brought it to life. The same gang from Company Theatre is now in Victoria preparing it for a Belfry Theatre run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 24. “Bovell has a great track record, Speaking has had a good run so it was surprising that it hadn’t been done in Canada yet,” director Philip Riccio said. Four actors – Richard Clarkin, Jonathan Goad, Helene Joy and

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Actors Yanna McIntosh, Jonathan Goad, Helene Joy and Richard Clarkin star in Speaking in Tongues, a Toronto-based production running at the Belfry Theatre Jan. 22 to Feb. 24. Yanna McIntosh – play nine characters in the non-linear story. “It’s more like what you might see in film, different stories that interconnect told in a puzzle,” Riccio said. The storyline jumps around so

much, there was initial worry the audience would need added plot cues, but the writing by Bovell, carries that out, Riccio said. It’s as sharp now as it was when it was written in 1996. It comes to Victoria through

Riccio’s relationship with Belfry’s artistic director Michael Shamata. The two previously worked together in Toronto, where Riccio co-founded Company Theatre with Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle).

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Putting energy to canvas Originally from Wales, Gillian Redwood is a lifelong, professional artist who recently moved to Victoria. Creating colourful, semi-abstract artwork is her full-time calling at Xchanges Gallery and Studios in downtown Victoria. “My sight is not particularly good, however the information I receive from looking at a person, say, sitting beside the water, is huge,” says Redwood. “I can feel a lot of the movement and sense where the energy of a person flows. These are the elements that I paint in this series, and this is where I develop the ideas for my paintings.” Redwood obtained her art and design degree at Cardiff College of Art in Wales, and the West of England College of Art, U.K. More recently she studied life drawing and painting at the St. Ives School of Painting, U.K. “I feel that people often disregard the sensory information that we receive, and attempt to reproduce what the lens of a camera sees. I like to imagine where our seeing eyes could take us, if we would let them,” she says. Redwood invites the public to enjoy The Gathering, an her new work, exhibition of paintings a lively group of by Gillian Redwood will paintings entitled be at Discovery Coffee, The Gathering. 1964 Oak Bay Ave., She describes it until Feb. 14. as her exploration of how both men and The opening event is women gather their tonight (Jan. 4) from 7 talents, energies to 9 p.m. Everyone is and spirit to move welcome. through their lives. The artwork is on

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Catch The Imposter The Victoria Film Festival is offering an exclusive screening of The Imposter (2012), a Victoria premiere. Gear up for this year’s festival with this edge-of-your-seat thriller and pick up the 2013 Festival Program Guide while you're at it. The Imposter will be shown Jan. 10-13 at the Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St. Screenings will be held nightly at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Imposter is a gripping real-life thriller from director Bart Layton that took the 2012 film festival circuit by storm. The story begins with the mysterious disappearance of 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, his family receives the staggering news that Nicholas has been found in Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. Overjoyed, they welcome the boy back into their home, but things aren’t what they seem. Layton mixes re-enactments, interviews and suspenseful storytelling in a beautifully-woven film that allows the audience to play Prizes and nominations detective. With unending twists and include: turns, this story is far from black Winner: Miami International and white. This half-documentary, Film Festival Grand Jury half true-crime drama will leave you documentary prize breathless. Nominated: Sundance Grand The Vic Theatre is operated by Jury world documentary prize the Victoria Film Festival. All proWinner: Hot Docs Filmmakers’ ceeds from these screenings go to Award support the Victoria Film Festival’s Nominated: British Independent continued programming. For more Film Awards - Best Film, Best information, call 250-389-0444, or Director, Best Debut Director, visit thevic.ca. Best Technical Achievement Tickets to The Imposter are $10 Editing, Best Achievement in and are available online at boxofProduction, Best Documentary fice.victoriafilmfestival.com or at Shortlisted: Academy Award for the door (cash only). Best Documentary llavin@vicnews.com

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Women short, men split in Cali

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The Camosun Chargers’ December break is too long for Brett Westcott’s basketball calendar. To break the month up, the Chargers women’s coach runs Camosun’s annual holiday tournament for the express reason of keeping his players sharp. So when the Vancouver Island Mariners backed out of the Chargers’ third and final match of the holiday tournament, which was set for Sunday (Dec. 30), Westcott didn’t hesitate to organize a new opponent. “We wanted to play, it didn’t matter to us who,” Westcott said on Sunday. The Chargers did play, and won a lopsided game over a mixed team of alumni and local nightleaguers, who wore the Chargers blue practice pinnies. Overall the tournament proved successful for the Chargers, who went 3-0. After winning just three of the first eight league games this fall, including a one-point win over the Langara Falcons (3-5), the Chargers clicked into gear for the holidays. They beat the visiting Falcons by 18 on Saturday and Hamilton’s Mohawk Mountaineers by 23 on Friday. The wins prove a consensus theory in the bleachers that this team is starting to come together. “Coming out of exams we didn’t have any games for a month, so it’s

important to play. I thought at times (during the tournament) we played well, at other times it looked like we hadn’t played before,” Westcott said. “I’m disappointed in the first half of the season, but judging by how Mohawk did against the other teams, I guess we played better than we thought.” To watch the Chargers is to see a team that wins by committee, with a fairly even share of talent across the team. Third-year Elyse Matthews (Stelly’s secondary) leads the Chargers in points scored with an average of 12 per game. It’s fifth in the PacWest but is far off the dominant 19.6 ppg pace of league-leader Amonda Francis (Douglas Royals). But with Chargers’ guard Ella Goldschmid (Mount Douglas secondary) right behind Matthews with 11 ppg (eighth in the PacWest), the picture begins to unfold. Goldschmid is also ninth in the PacWest in assists, and is part of the Chargers’ rebuilt attack after the departure of Aija Salvador, who was central to the team’s offence. “It’d be nice if (Saturday’s) win over Langara was a league game, but even though it doesn’t count (in the standings), it gives us much more confidence going ahead,” Goldschmid said. The sophomore is part of a Victoria-heavy roster, rich with first and second year players. The team is so young, Goldschmid is undecided about coming back for another year of university transfer courses. The Chargers know they’re better than their 3-5 record suggests, she added, and are ready to punch their way

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The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team closed out their California tour with a 96-88 loss to the No. 19-ranked NAIA team, Concordia UniversityIrvine Eagles on Sunday (Dec. 30). Terrell Evans led the Vikes with 18 points. The men won their first game, 55-52 over the Biola Eagles of La Mirada. Third-year Vike Jessica Renfrew led the Vikes women’s team with 31 points in the second of their twogame exhibition series in California. The Vikes fell with a 72-62 loss to Vanguard University, a strong No. 3-ranked NAIA team. The Vikes women lost to Biola 63-43 in their other game.

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Jessica Villadiego of the Kwantlen Eagles and Ella Goldschmid of the Camosun Chargers reach for a loose ball during PacWest play at PISE earlier this season. into the playoffs now that the second stage of the season is here. “It’s tempting to think how good we can be next year, even this year,” Goldschmid said. “The top seven (of eight) teams are all competitive, as long as we get into the playoffs, anybody can win,” Westcott said. Tonight’s (Jan. 4) game between the Mariners and Chargers, in Nanaimo, was cited as the main rea-

son for VIU’s cancellation on Sunday. Friday (Jan. 11) and Saturday (Jan. 12) the Chargers host the Langara Falcons and Douglas Royals, women play at 6 p.m. and men at 8 p.m. The Chargers men finished the first half with wins over Kwantlen and the CBC Bearcats, the team’s first two wins of the season. sports@vicnews.com

Royals, Grizz home for two The sixth-place Victoria Royals hope to continue their upward trend hosting the fifth-place Tri City Americans tonight and tomorrow, 7 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Victoria Grizzlies host the Nanaimo Clippers tonight at 7:15 p.m. and the Powell River Kings Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena.

VIJHL name All-Star squads Travis Paterson

Holidays on ice Juan de Fuca Grizzlies B2 peewee captain Lachlan Sleivert, middle, stands between Langley Eagles’ Justin Ralph (left) and Riley Geiger at the Langley Minor Hockey Association peewee rep hockey tournament on Dec. 28. The B2 team was in tough in Langley, going winless in five. Meanwhile the peewee C1 Grizzlies won gold at the Victoria Minor Hockey Association Christmas tournament. Gary Ahuja/Black Press

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Former teammates Travis Oickle and Max Mois will once again suit up on the same team when the two South Division allstars attend the 2013 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League AllStar Classic in Parksville on Jan. 13. Mois was traded last month from the Westshore Wolves to the Saanich Braves, and will represent the latter in the All-Star Classic. Oickle, who holds the distinction of having played for the now-defunct former Westshore Stingers, will represent the expansion Wolves. The South Division rosters were recently announced for both the All-Star game and Prospects games. Leading the list on the South’s All-Star team is the first-place

Victoria Cougars with six players: forwards Brody Coulter, Sam Rice and Mark Walton, defencemen Graham Zagrodney and Jacob Stolz, and goalie Evan Roch. Cougars coach Mark Van Helvoirt will lead the bench. The Saanich Braves are second with five players, forwards Mois, Ty Jones and Josh Gray, defenceman Garett Kemmler and goalie Tanner McGaw. Joining Oickle from the Wolves is forward Josh Bloomenthal and defenceman Chris McDonald. Peninsula Panthers players going are forwards Cole Golka and Josh Adkins, and defenceman Cody Breitenstein. Former Panthers star Kyle Peterson leads the trio of Kerry Park Islanders with F Alex Milligan and D Colton Burt. Full rosters at VIJHL.com. sports@vicnews.com


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

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, ďŹ rewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. Call 250-478-9231.

NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm Condo, 2 bath, NS/NP, prkg avail. $1350. 250-361-9540.

JAMES BAY Large bedroom, den, 1.5 bathrooms in corner Condo. Easy living for those 55+ at the “Camelot�. Enjoy prepared dinners, housekeeping, laundry and other good things while owning your own home in this exceptional location now at an excellent price of $159,900, (rental also would be considered). Call for more information or private tour. Tony Joe, RE/MAX Camosun, 250-370-7788 tony@tonyjoe.ca

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Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS OTTER POINT Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, ďŹ nished deck & shed in new condition. Open to offers. Call 306-290-8764.

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HEAVY DUTY sewing machine, “Artisan 618-1SC�, as new with rolling adjustable table, light & attachments. $1000 obo. (250)384-2976. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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SIDNEY- 2 BDRM + ofďŹ ce. Yard, deck, garage, laundry. $1290. Call (250)812-4154. SIDNEY 3-BDRM, upper level H/W oors, stainless appl’s, W/D. Balcony, fenced yrd, enclosed garage, exc. cond. N/S. $1500. 250-655-5060 lv msg.

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1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).

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Benny Taddei with son Ben receiving the freshly restored 1968 Mustang fastback he bought new in Vancouver

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‘68 Mustang Mustang represents their youth and energy and my dad’s passion for sporty cars, good design and beautiful things.” Before the years of mandatory seat belts, Ben always rode up front with his mother. His dad would let him shift the transmission and have his hand on the steering wheel. “I felt so grown up and cool while I could hardly see over the dashboard,” he says. He recalls traveling in the car after late-night departures from visits with aunts, uncles and cousins. “I would crawl into the back area behind the fold down rear seat and look up at the stars through the rear window. I thought the moon was following me home.” When Ben reached the age of eight in the mid 1970s, his father began teaching him how to drive the car on the deserted farm roads in Richmond. By the time he was 10, he was going solo in the Mustang driver’s2013 seat with THE NEW AWD his dad as co-pilot. His ‘job’ every Saturday was to back the Mustang out of the carport and wash it. “I used to turn on the radio and diligently clean the car inside and out.” About two months after he

got his driver’s license, he was showing off to friends in the car and drove into a curb at full speed. Only the wheel and suspension were damaged but Ben felt terrible. “I thought I had destroyed my dad’s car.” One year ago, father and son drove the car to a restoration shop in Coquitlam and committed the Mustang to a full rotisserie restoration. Ben decided to update the car with modern power steering, power disc brakes, a high-performance engine coupled to a five-speed manual transmission, Shelby exhaust and American Racing wheels. The Mustang gleams with its new candy apple red paint. The Mustang got a green bow for Christmas. “Everything I have today I owe to my parents. They gave me love, a good home and an education,” Ben says of his wish to give them back their Mustang in brand new condition. “I had the car restored a bit selfishly – a little the way I wanted. But options were added that were available at the time that my father couldn’t afford. FORESTER I’m fortunate to be in a financial position to do this and I want my dad to have some fun with the car,” he says. Ben is looking forward to once again being in the car with his family. “My dad and I will

car’ honking the horn. The difference this time was that the car was parked in the garage. Seatbelt laws, you know.”

drive the Mustang together and he’ll use it whenever he wants to – probably more than I will because he is long retired.” Ben hopes to eventually pass the Mustang on to his daughter who is now six. “Who knows: maybe she will fall in love with the car like I did. As I did when I was a toddler, she has spent time in the front seat of ‘Nonna’s

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