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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Party favour box cutter prompts investigation

Belmont secondary school film students Stephanie Clarke, left, Gabrielle Semail, Nik Neral and Matt Girard, filming, won a national competition with their short film “The Last Time,” a PSA on the dangers of distracted driving.

Surprised mother warns others to be wary


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Emotional video gets top award Online vote scored top 10 placing for two Belmont school film groups Kyle Wells News staff

Four Belmont film students earned a tidy sum of money for themselves and the school with a first-place movie on the dangers of distracted driving. The film topped the national Allstate Just Drive Canada video contest, defeating 146 other entries. The filmmakers, Matt Girard, Gabrielle Semail, and Stephanie Clarke, all in Grade 11, were awarded $1,500 while $1,000 was awarded to Belmont's drama, film and television class. The film will be screened at the Belmont Film Festival in June. The contest challenged film students to create a public service announcement on the dangers of distracted driving. The students came up with the concept of a young girl


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Film students Gabrielle Semail, Matt Girard, Nik Neral and Stephanie Clarke edit a piece at Belmont secondary. getting ready for a party. As she primps a narrator reveals that this is the last time she will be doing such things as having a meal, putting on makeup and saying goodbye to her parents. As the teen drives to the party she checks a text on her cell phone and is hit head on by another vehicle. “One second ago, her heart beat for the last time,” says the narrator as the video comes to a close. “It makes my mom cry every time,” said Nik Neral, Grade 11, who narrated the film. The most challenging aspect of filming for the students was using a “green screen”

to superimpose the outside of the car during the driving scene. A “green screen,” or chroma keying, allows filmmakers to add in backgrounds or other elements in post-production. “It was an amazing feeling to actually win," Clarke said. “We worked really hard on it and thought it turned out really good. It was fun making it too.” Girard hopes to go to film school after her graduates and has aspirations to be a director. Semail is most interested in the acting side of things, but hasn't decided yet if she wants to pursue it professionally. Acting is a passion

for Neral also, but is unsure if he'll take his interest beyond high school. “It’s really creative,” Semail said of filmmaking. “You can really just do whatever you want and experiment with new angles. It's so much fun.” “It's a way to express yourself that's unlike any other,” Girard added. “The Last Time” went through two levels of competition. The first was a voting round, where anyone could go online and vote for their favourite entries. The young filmmakers in Lori Haddon's drama film and television class canvassed classmates, teachers, family and friends to go vote for their videos. Ultimately all five of the videos produced in the class collected enough votes to make it into the top 10. From there the videos were judged on originality, clarity of message, style and quality of acting. Haddon found out about the results during a class and had the pleasure of announcing “The Last Time” had tied for first. “I'm so proud. Proud that they're reaching an audience with an important message too,” Haddon said. “It does have an affect.”

ost people expect a cheap plastic trinket and a paper crown when they break into a party cracker, not a rusty boxcutter. In late January Sasha Sinkewicz was hosting a birthday party for her daughter at her home in Langford. For the party she purchased birthday crackers, which are like Christmas crackers. When her daughter pulled open her cracker she found a utility knife inside. An adult immediately took the knife away from the young girl and nobody was hurt. Kyle Wells “It was really scary,” Reporting Sinkewicz said. “I’m just so happy that no one got hurt.” West Shore RCMP looked into the incident but will not be investigating further. Cpl. Bryson Hill said police visited the house and saw the cracker and the knife, but can’t confirm one came from the other. “(RCMP) Submitted observed the rusty boxcut- The box cutter found in a ter blade with party cracker. tape around the handle,” Hill said. “We’re basically leaving it to be dealt with by the company that she bought it from. … There’s just nothing to suggest anything intentionally criminal.” Dollarama, where Sinkewicz bought the crackers, is investigating the incident, said a spokesperson for the company. The company does not comment on ongoing investigations, but said that complaints are always looked in to. “If an investigation is ongoing we don’t speculate on the outcome,” said Lyla Radmanovich. Sinkewicz said a private investigator hired by Dollarama came and interviewed Sinkewicz and took photographs of the knife. “It’s just scary, you know? Let people know, check your stuff,” said Sinkewicz. “It’s got me kind of paranoid about looking in things now though.”

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Kimberly Hopwood of Chiropractic for Life on Peatt Rd. in Langford received the Chiropractic Office Assistant of the Year for 2012 from the Parker Chiropractic Seminar, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hopwood was singled out from over 250,000 assistants from across North America.

A couple of local clothiers will host a winter warm up event Feb. 17 to raise funds and clothing for a cause. Pretty Women Plus Size Consignment and Carrie’s Mother & Daughter Consignment are coming together for a clothing drive and hot dog sale to support the Victoria Cool Aid Society, Our Place and Ruth King elementary. Items such as coats, sweaters, pants, toques, gloves and scarves will be sorted for distribution to those in need. Funds will go toward the school’s breakfast program. The drive is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at 694 Goldstream Ave.

Give a hoot and head out into the woods with CRD The owls are hooting in Mill Hill Regional Park. Join a CRD parks naturalist to learn all about owl calls, find out about these famed night hunters and get to know B.C. owls. The guided walk is Feb. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot of Atkins Avenue.

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Bob McMinn works on the Highlands museum project. He hopes to get some funds back after footing the bill for the construction at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park.

Hall grant deadline looms NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by means of proposed Bylaw No. 1384. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 18 February 2013, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. Proposal: The purpose of Bylaw No. 1384 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by amending the zoning designation of the land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1384 from GR2 (Greenbelt Residential 2) and RS3 (Residential Small Lot 3) to RS3 (Residential Small Lot 3) and allow secondary suites on lots 300m2 or greater to allow a 50-lot residential subdivision. Applicant: Mojtaba Shahab, Parsi Holdings Ltd. Location: The land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1384 is 3300, 3306, 3310, 3326, 3328, 3338, 3340 and 3344 Happy Valley Rd as shown shaded on the plan.

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and the museum. From the grant $30,000 was allotted to help reimburse McMinn for his contribution to the project. “I hope it all goes through so I get the $30,000 back,” McMinn said. He expects the museum will be complete by the end of March. The $400,000 Towns for Tomorrow grant was awarded in 2008. When the grant was awarded the district was told both projects would need to be complete by March 31, 3013. Several issues have stalled the project including deciding the location of the community hall. Highlands is still waiting for a reply from the province after seeking a deadline extension. “There have been a number of requests,” said Chris Coates,

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Highlands first mayor Bob McMinn is holding up his end of the bargain for the Towns for Tomorrow grant and hopes an unfinished community hall doesn’t hinder him. McMinn is currently financing the $60,000 to $70,000 museum project. He has been known to invest his own money into various projects at Caleb Pike Heritage Park. A provincial grant was expected to cover about $400,000 of the proposed community hall

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Mitzi Dean, executive director of Pacific Centre Family Services Association is hoping a provincial grant will come through enabling it to open a bistro at the Wale Road location to employ youth and offer healthy food.

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reparing hot healthy food may be the opportunity high-risk youth on the West Shore need to make a fresh start. Pacific Centre Family Services Association has applied for a $25,000 grant from the provincial government to open a bistro at the West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre on Wale Road. “The program Charla Huber would need to be Reporting subsidized,” said Mitzi Dean, the associations executive director. The concept hasn’t been completely pinned down, but Dean would like to see high-risk and other interested youth work at the proposed cafe to gain experience. The eatery would likely be staffed with youth 13 to 19 years old who do not attend school and need something to keep them busy and interacting in the community. A co-ordinator would be hired. Opportunities are open for teens to explore any area of interest. For instance,

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“It’s a wonderful opportunity for young people to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills, and contribute to the community.” – Jessica Woollard Dean explains youth with a passion for design could design the menu or logo. “We want to help kids build their resume and give back to the community,” Dean said. “We want this to be a place where youth feel connected. We want to promote engagement with youth, the bistro is just sitting empty right now.” The building was built in 2005 with the small bistro and large commercial kitchen. The bistro was operating about six years ago with limited hours. That was before Dean worked at the facility. “We are delighted the bistro will be used for a program for youth. It’s a wonderful opportunity for young people to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills, and contribute to the community,” said Jessica Woollard, communications officer for Children’s Health Foundation. “The bistro is a wonderful example of collaboration that benefits youth in the community.” Dean spoke to the seven tenants, with more than 100 employees, in the building. All appear eager for a bistro. Aside

from staff, the building gets families travelling through daily for appointments and programs. “This is a stroller park,” Dean explained, of the programs operating out of the facility include the Best Babies program. “Moms could come for a program and then stay for a coffee and a healthy snack.” The project could also help local farmers she said. “We would also like to fit this into West Shore food security system. We could do local sourcing within 10 kilometres.” The association expects to hear back from the provincial government at the end of March about the grant application. If the grant is denied, Dean is already working on a plan B. Dean would like to hear from businesses or food producers interested in being a part of the proposed project. For more information call Dean at 250-4788357.

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What exactly is astigmatism? The question is asked every day and astigmatism is, without doubt, one of the most misunderstood refractive disorders. Optometrists agree that astigmatism has various causes. While some theories claim it is hereditary, others state it is developmental. Both opinions are almost certainly correct. The most common form of astigmatism is due to the clear front part of the eye, the cornea, not being round. This “out of round” of the cornea causes distortion of the focussed light, which in turn causes blurred vision at all distances. An uncorrected astigmatic eye is constantly trying to improve its focus. This is tiring and can cause headaches especially during precise visual work. Most patients are surprised to learn that the majority of people have at least a small amount of astigmatism. The amount of astigmatism will determine the severity of the visual complaints. Most people can go for years without realizing that they have a problem. If one has never seen clearly, it is difficult to comprehend what clear vision truly is. Fortunately both spectacles and contact lenses can correct astigmatism, and recently, refractive surgeons have added astigmatism corrections with lasers to their services. When astigmatism is first corrected a period of adaptation and adjustment is to be expected. Objects may look distorted or slanted but clear. After a few days the strange symptoms will subside. It took the brain years to get used to the “old vision” so it will take a while for the “new vision” to settle. It is very important to correct significant astigmatism in children. They may not complain, but uncorrected astigmatism can often cause poor performance at school. Don’t forget; first eye exam by age three. A regular eye examination with the optometrist is the best way to monitor astigmatism in patients of all ages.


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February time for seeing red Hot on the heels of Pink in the Rink, a fundraiser held by the Victoria Royals hockey team supporting the B.C. Cancer Foundation, the UVic Vikes basketball teams are hosting their sixth annual Shoot for the Cure – another pink-themed cancer fundraiser, this one to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We see them Pink is trendy, everywhere, small ribbons on a lapel but others need pink here, larger ones stuck help, too to the back of a car there: pink pens, pink water bottles, pink gloves, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets, pink socks, hats and even golf bags. We see them all every day and know the money spent to purchase them – at least some of it – went to support breast cancer research. It’s a campaign that works. Breast cancer deaths have decreased by almost 40 per cent since the peak in 1986, mainly due to earlier detection through regular mammography screening, advances in screening technology, and improved treatments – all a result of better funding and increased awareness, no doubt. Cancer is a truly horrible disease. Every hour of every day, an average of 21 Canadians will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, and nine people will die from cancer, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. However, heart disease and stroke kill seven times as many women as breast cancer. While pink is trendy and a great way to show you support a cause, this month is Heart Month, time dedicated to fundraising and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes and 90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. So while pink gets all the attention, now is the time to see red and remind ourselves that, unlike most cancers, heart disease is something we can prevent. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette 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

Independent MLAs have a dream Imagine a province where Huntington broke the party chokeparty leaders are chosen in an hold on B.C. politics by getting independently supervised vote, elected as an independent in Delta with 12-year-olds, dead people and South in 2009. Bob Simpson was pets prevented from voting. kicked out of the NDP caucus Imagine a province where shortly after winning re-election for roving gangs of the party in Cariboo North, influence-seekers because he dared to criticize aren’t allowed to join then-leader Carole James for a multiple parties, and lack of policy specifics. the rule is actually They were belatedly enforced. One where joined by Abbotsford South corporations and MLA John van Dongen, who unions have to quit the B.C. Liberals in an advertise in their orchestrated move to the own name instead B.C. Conservatives, and then of financing political quit that party soon after. Van parties and then Dongen does not have the Tom Fletcher credibility disclosing millions of the others to B.C. Views in donations months speak on integrity, given his after the election is self-serving party antics and over. his questionable decision to hire his Imagine a province where fiancée and pay her one and a half elections are held based on salaries to serve as his constituency audited financial statements, not assistant. a collection of election promises Leaving that aside, there that will be dismissed as a work are some good ideas in the of fiction by the new regime if the independents’ reform package. incumbent party is defeated. One is to give backbench MLAs a A cat joined the B.C. Liberal Party meaningful role in policy-making. to support Christy Clark. Adrian Simpson gave the example of Dix won the NDP leadership with Prince George MLA Shirley Bond’s the help of bags of $10 bills stapled term as education minister, where to new memberships. As parties she had to reverse ministry policies go to online voting, multiple PIN that didn’t make sense in rural numbers may be activated from the school districts. The all-party same phone number or the same standing committee on education address. could have prevented this error, he These and other glaring problems said, but it didn’t because it never with our party-based political meets. system were highlighted last week The party voting irregularities in a set of reforms proposed by described above could be three independent MLAs. Vicki addressed by giving Elections

B.C. authority to supervise party leadership votes, the way it does elections and referenda. There are unknown costs for this, and other problems. For instance, should the Marijuana Party be subject to this, or the Work Less Party, should either one muster enough organization to stage a leadership contest? The independents had high hopes for one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall. This would take a simple amendment. The idea is for the government to table the annual budget, present the audited public accounts for the previous year, then have an election that rests on tested financial statements and initial results for the current forecast. Both the B.C. Liberal party and the NDP have expressed support for this idea. The independents suggest that this brief three-week legislative session is a good time to do it, so the next government can implement it. I asked Mike de Jong, the B.C. Liberal finance minister and house leader, if he would consider it. He allowed that it is interesting, but it’s not contemplated for the pre-election session. That will be dominated by returning the provincial sales tax, and the usual jousting over untested spending and revenue proposals. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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They may only be words, but words are all we have This Japanese word sounds wrong to me: “age-otori,” meaning “to look worse after a haircut.” But apparently it sounds right to a Japanese person. I don’t speak or understand Japanese; “age-otori” came to me in a list of 25 words and word pairs that have no equivalent in English, drawn from 19 languages. Five of the words are G.E. Mortimore Japanese. Think About It The list (intended to spur everybody’s imagination) was published under the blog label “So bad so good: the best and worst of the web.” It also included the Japanese words “tatemae” and “honne”: “What you pretend to believe and what you actually believe.”

I have always felt refreshed and have taken for granted that I looked human after a haircut, even in childhood when my dear father wielded clippers that tweaked small pieces out of my scalp because they had a prong missing. Age-otori remains an alien word in my favourite barbershop near Langford city hall, where the comedy-banter flies back and forth and I see every haircut as a comfortable work of art. Another socially-complex Japanese word, “arigata-meiwaku”, conveys the following meaning: “An act someone does for you that you didn’t want to have them do and tried to avoid having them do, but they went ahead anyway, determined to do you a favour, and then things went wrong and caused you a lot of trouble, yet in the end social conventions required you to express gratitude.” In the Korean language, “nunchi” means the subtle art of listening and gauging another’s mood, or…knowing what to say

or do, or what not to say or do, in a given situation. A socially clumsy person can be described as “nunchi eoptta,” meaning “absent of nunchi.” Sometimes I shock myself when I see that I have slipped into crass nunchi coptta behaviour, as I did on a particular occasion in my teen years, when I was a guest at lunch in the house of two young friends, along with a teen girl I had never met before. Back then, such dining-table scenes were more formal, frequent and parentcontrolled then than they are now. Because a brief awkward silence stirred the feeling that it was my duty to start the talk moving, I made conversation about personal names. A deadly impulse pushed me to talk about the name Ursula, and wonder why a mother and father would name their child “female bear cub.” The hostess beckoned me away from the table and whispered “You’re sitting beside Ursula.” Uh-oh. Sorry to any Ursulas who read

this. The name feels ordinary to me now. But apologies don’t cut it. One must rummage for the life-skill entitled desenrascanço (Portuguese): “to disentangle oneself out of a bad situation.” In the Ursula case I never got a grip on that one-word coping tactic. I tried chatter about unrelated things, but each time I stopped talking, the silence returned. When such memories come to mind, I identify with the German word “waldeinsamkeit”: ”the feeling of being alone in the woods.” We need that word. The English language also needs a word for co-operative problem-solving in a network. Some of us are just vaguely starting to think about doing that. Maybe a word – yet to be chosen -- from the isolated Basque language of Spain and France, in the homeland of the global Mondragon Co-operative Corporation, can whip up the zeal we need for a co-op economy. G.E. Morimore is a longtime columnist with the Goldstream News Gazette.

LETTERS B.C. must be a leader and reduce debt Re: Here comes the tax, man (Opinion, Feb. 1). I enjoyed the outlook of your editorial. Please point out how, when we don’t pay our bills, they become larger the longer they remain unpaid. Just like the charges on a credit card. There is so much advertising about making purchases on a credit card, I think the younger generation doesn’t stop to think how expensive that “sale” item is. Salaries are a lot higher than they were in 2000, so let’s go back to those tax levels and get out of debt. Let B.C. set the example for all of Canada and the world. We certainly need our roads and other infrastructure brought up to date and we certainly won’t get it done by going into debt. Do us all a favour and keep this item in the headlines until we all do ourselves a favour and get out of debt. Janet Ebert Oak Bay

Tom Fletcher needs to take a look at other side Life has never been black and white. As Canadians we often disregard American news reports as inaccurately right-wing skewed, being bought and paid for by the US political agenda of the newspaper owners. Spewing the same personal propaganda over and over is not the same as accurate reporting which is supposed to be at least somewhat non-biased. However week after week I see Tom Fletcher get paid to write the same right-wing-skewed beliefs, actually calling it “B.C. Views”. I often wonder if he just rewrites the same old material as

it never seems to change and is very predictable. I keep reading hoping to see him anything from any other viewpoint except his single-minded myopic view. It would be nice if Black Press made a decision to require Tom Fletcher to write from the opposite viewpoint for a change. Maybe he would actually learn something in the process. Lara Allsopp Langford

Ferries for the 1,500 or so round trips that fuel would guarantee us from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen and let us top up on board. But I suppose all that redirected energy might be bad for the economy. In that case the writer of this letter is correct, rebates for electric cars are bad, and incentives for fast charging stations are “more crazy news.” Janna Malo and Ryan Gisler Saanich

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Submarines have come a long way

Re: Electric vehicles in B.C. not truly green (Letters, Feb. 6) We are averaging 5.5 km per kWh this winter in our Nissan Leaf. We are expecting to drive 15,000 km this year. B.C. has approximately three million registered vehicles with ICBC. If we were to assume most future drivers in the province were doing an equivalent, that would require about 8.18GWh of electricity. So what is 8.18 Gwh? Well, the Peace River Site C proposal calls for an expected annual output of 4,600 GWh, so driving all those kilometres fully electric would amount to 0.18 per cent of that. Imagine, there would only be an additional 99.8 per cent left to sell and squander elsewhere. As an aside, the cost of site C is an expected $8 billion (eight CRD sized sewage treatment projects). So from a magnitude perspective, $8 billion times 0.18 per cent comes out to $14.2 million. Even at today’s prices, that buys me less than 13 million litres of diesel without the need to drill, pump, pipeline, refine, pipeline, truck, and ultimately combust in my little highway heatpump. I say divert that fuel to B.C.

Re: Cartoon (Opinion, Jan. 30) Your editorial cartoon refers to the air quality monitoring systems for Canada’s problem plagued submarines. Firstly, let me address the “problem plagued” comment. This over used and demeaning description of our submarines is no longer applicable. Our Navy has worked extremely hard to get these problems ironed out. The result is that HMCS Victoria, our city’s submarine, is now fully operational. Last year, it performed extremely well in RIMPAC exercises held out of Pearl Harbour. The culmination of this performance was the successful firing of a MK 48 torpedo which sunk an obsolete ship and demonstrated our boat’s potent capability. Our other three submarines will attain this capability in the near future. Secondly, a high-tech central air quality monitoring system is a “nice to have” system. It is certainly not essential as our boats have portable systems capable of monitoring the quality of

air, including the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen. If these levels get outside the laid down parameters, the boat has equipment which can reduce the level of carbon dioxide or produce oxygen. In closing, I believe that it is now time to start reporting on the positive accomplishments of our submarines and submariners – they deserve it. Cmdr. (Ret.) Lloyd Barnes Saanich

Victoria is B.C.’s sunniest place

hear people say things like that, even jokingly. Victoria, after all, is the sunniest city in B.C. – we get significantly more sun than the “sunny Okanagan.” According to Environment Canada statistics, Victoria gets more annual sunshine than any other city in Canada, other than those on the southern Prairies. During the summertime, we beat even those cities. Steven Murray Victoria

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Housing Victoria’s homeless brings hope Programs find success, but demand is increasing

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Each morning at 5:30 a.m., Rev. Al Tysick heads out to local sidewalks and parks, armed with coffee, muffins, blankets and a friendly ear, to offer those who make their home on the streets a welcoming start to their day. It may seem a small gesture for a person without a roof over their heads or a bed to sleep in, but the impact can be significant for those who are used to being judged harshly by society. Rev. Tysick, founder of the Victoria Dandelion Society, knows this is the reality each and every night for hundreds of men and women “sleeping rough” in the Capital Region. While their exact numbers are unknown, what is known is that despite significant efforts of social service organizations, what is currently available simply isn’t enough. Over the last 20 years, the number of homeless has increased dramatically in the Capital Region, including those with mental illness, addictions and those who have lost their homes due to job loss or health problems. Some without a home “couch-surf” with friends and family, others live in a vehicle or have a tent to provide some protection. But sleeping rough brings exposure to the elements and to the inherent risks of life on the street, not the least of which is the weather – the Greater Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol, for periods of harsh wind, rain, snow or subzero temperatures, was called 43 times between November 2011 and March 2012. Tysick has worked with the region’s street community for 25 years. Seeing a gap in services for people who were homeless and might be facing challenges due to mental illness and/or

Despite the success local service groups are having in finding housing solutions for the homeless, more resources are essential.

addiction, “I wanted to do what I could to serve that population better,” he says. More housing subsidies are crucial for a city with a tight rental market and one of Canada’s highest costs of living. “These have really, really helped, and new housing initiatives (to address the growing numbers of homeless) is really, really needed,” Tysick says. Andrew Wynn-Williams, Executive Director of the Coalition to End Homelessness, agrees. He’s one of many at work in the homeless community who are calling for more housing as the way to end homelessness in our community. He also says it doesn’t need to be expensive. “One key step could be an increase in the number of housing supplements available, a truly costeffective measure that will help individuals into

How can you help? • Get involved in the discussion around homelessness and the needed services. • Volunteer – a variety of opportunities are available at organizations around the Capital Region. • Donations of food, clothing, supplies and money to provide services

housing, where they can better address issues such as mental illness and addictions and help reduce the number of visits to the hospital and courts.” Other positive moves include initiatives like Centralized Access to Supportive Housing, which provides a streamlined application process for all the supportive housing in the region, notes Brad Crewson, co-ordinator of the Streets2Homes program. The public is often supportive of the city’s various organizations that help those in need, but letting their views be known to local governments is also essential. “If nothing else,” Tysick says, “we can write our MPs and say ‘housing the homeless is a priority.’”

are essential to help community organizations continue their much-needed work. • For information about Rev. Al Tysick’s Dandelion program, visit • For information about the Coalition to End Homelessness, visit

Founded in 2009 as a pilot project through the Coalition to End Homelessness, Streets2Homes is a housing program working with people coming directly from homelessness, explains program co-ordinator Brad Crewson. The program provides a rental subsidy of up to $300 and a support worker to assist clients, ranging from helping them to doctor appointments to assisting with financial literacy, “whatever is needed, really.” Today, Streets2Homes remains a community program with community partners, but is administered by Pacifica Housing. Support comes from sources such as BC Housing, which pays for the subsidies, United Way, which provides money for staff support, the City of Victoria and the Coalition to End Homelessness. Since 2009, the program has housed 130 people, and currently sits at 103 participants. Program staff recruit landlords with affordable units to rent, and it’s notable that of the 20 landlords Streets2Homes has recruited, not one has left the program. For landlords, participation offers a chance to give back to the community, but practically speaking also offers some added security that the rent will get paid because of support workers offer in areas like financial management. Plus, “we’re at the other end of the phone – we’re there to help,” says Crewson, they also have good relationships with several large property management companies and organizations like the Rental Owners and Managers of BC. While the nature of finding affordable housing and services has meant that most of Streets2Homes’ work has been in the downtown area, they are starting to branch out into the West Shore region, with several participating buildings. “I think as the program becomes more successful, the capacity will be there to help (grow) into some of these areas,” Crewson says. Where it costs about $7,000 per year to house someone through Streets2Homes, supportive housing can cost twice as much, plus the cost of constructing the building, Crewson says. “It’s a very successful program – it’s costeffective, it’s efficient and it’s working.” For information about participating as a landlord in the Streets2Homes program, contact Sasha Collins at 250-356-0742; for information about other aspects of the program, contact Brad Crewson at 250-385-2131, ext. 112

Unacceptable. How did you sleep last night? If you agree that homelessness is unacceptable, tweet #unacceptableyyj to @homeforhope and go to our Facebook page to spread the word and end homelessness in our community.


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Travel isn’t always about the destination, sometimes it is about the journey, and three years ago when 21-year old University of Victoria School of Music student Laura How visited Zambia with her family it started a journey that continues today. While traveling through Africa with her parents, twin brother and younger brother, How visited the St. Nicholas Orphanage and elementary school at the Makeni Centre in Lasaka, Zambia. “We got to know the 30 kids,� said How. “The youngest was a newborn. He was a very cute baby, but unfortunately he had HIV/AIDS so he required a lot more support and it was hard to know how he would be doing once we left.� Through a student who recently went down to the African AIDS Angels (AAA) supported centre, How and her family saw pictures of the now toddler who is doing well. “He seems to be a very happy child, which is exciting,� said How. During two weeks at the Makeni Centre, the Hows went to the

local school the orphans attended and watched as they killed and cleaned chickens. “They really do cook and eat pretty much every part of that bird,� said How. “They can’t waste any meat because they only get the chickens once a week.� Experiencing how the orphans in Zambia lived compared to her life at home made her realize how fortunate she was, which set her in motion to become involved with AAA. AAA is a volunteer-run charity that supplies food, shelter, medical care and education for families affected by AIDS in Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. “It wasn’t until I got back from Africa that I became involved with African AIDS Angels and began making presentations to different schools about the projects,� she said. How – who is now on the AAA board of directors and is an active member of the youth engagement committee – visits local schools equipped with a PowerPoint presentation and teaches elementary students about the projects in Africa. She also leads angel mak-

ing workshops. And on Feb. 24, How will take the excitement she first had when she returned from Zambia and combine it with her other longterm passion – music. How is a fourth year student at the University of Victoria majoring in piano. She has been playing the piano for 14 years. “When I returned from Africa I was really excited about the possibility of supporting the orphans in Zambia, and I was looking to see whether we could make a larger, longer lasting impact,� she said. “I know that our angel sales do very well, but there is a limited market for that so we are looking at other options to support our projects.� Combining her passions, How began organizing the Music for Africa event. Along with fellow musicians from the School of Music, in addition to Victoria Conservatory of Music students and community musicians, How will take the stage playing a classical music repertoire including Bach, Beethoven and Schubert. “One of the really exciting performers we have is Eehjoon Kwan,�

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Laura How applying temporary tattoos and handing out Canadian flags at St. Nicholas Orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia. said How. “She was the 2012 young soloist at Symphony Splash.� How’s younger brother Nathan will also been sharing the stage. Nathan – a Grade 12 student at Mount Douglas Secondary – plays trombone with his school concert and jazz bands, and sings in both the school’s men’s and mixed voice choirs. The performance will also feature a silent auction with items donated by the community such as tickets to Ballet Victoria’s Secret

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Put a little Gershwin in your life this weekend. On Saturday Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Charles Job and the Palm Court Light Orchestra present Rhapsody in Blue at the Farquhar Auditorium, at Frederick Hodges the University of Victoria. As the title suggests, the concert will include the work of George Gershwin as well as many familiar songs from the American Song Book and will include the return of popular San Francisco pianist Frederick Hodges. Tickets are available at the UVic Centre box office at 250-721-8480. For more information go to

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Hear real-life guitar hero Legendary guitarist Pepe Romero, one of the world’s premiere classical guitarists, will mentor students at the University of Victoria this week. With performances around the globe, Spanish knighthood, accolades from the Vatican and U.S. presidential administrations, Romero is a superstar of classical music. In a special masterclass from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, four talented UVic guitarists will perform for Romero, who holds an honourary doc-

torate from the university, followed by a brief Q&A session. The class will be held in the David Lam Auditorium, Rm. A144. Admission is free. On Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Romero will give a performance at the First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., with UVic faculty guitarist, Alexander Dunn, (whom Romero taught and mentored) along with several guests. For more information go to


Dark comedy try-outs Auditions for Better Living by George F. Walker, directed by Wendy Merk are at Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Ct., on Feb. 16 and 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Production dates are April 24 to May 11. Better Living is a dark comedy about an East-end Toronto family trying to survive in an increasingly frightening world. Scripts are available for sign out during office hours. Call 250-384-2142 or go to support/auditions for more information.

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Victoria baker keeps tradition alive on Craigflower Road Baking runs in Byron Fry’s blood, with the trade going back five generations on his father’s side and at least two in his mother’s family. It took a little while, however, for him to realize owning and operating a bakery was what he wanted to do with his life. Fry will awake on the morning of his 25th birthday next week and prepare for the usual 3 a.m. Friday Don Descoteau start time at Fry’s Red Biz Beat Wheat Bread bakery on Craigflower Road in Vic West. The young proprietor, whose father is not a baker, remembers being rather disinterested in grandfather Lou Lefeber’s work as a teenager during his visits to Lefeber’s Lakehill Bakery in Saanich, where his mother also helped out. Living in a household where consuming natural foods was commonplace, Fry became interested in food security. “I started taking control of my own food and one way to do that was to start making my own bread, which I started doing at home,” he said. About four years ago when he was studying photography, Fry had the opportunity to shoot some bakers, including Cliff Leir at Fol Epi bakery in Dockside Green.

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Baker Byron Fry scores the tops of loaves of flax and sesame rye loaves before popping them in the brick oven at Fry’s Red Wheat Bread. The up-close exposure, so to speak, to the art of baking got him rethinking his career options. He dove into the business head-on, working the early morning shift at the Italian Bakery on Quadra Street – “a really cool bakery with lots of cool old equipment,” he says – visiting bakeries in the U.S. and bouncing around a few bakeries on the Lower Mainland. After selling his wares at

farmer’s markets for a couple of years, he decided it would be cool to build a wood-fired oven. The next logical step was to scout around for a retail location. He found one at the foot of Craigflower Road, directly across from where his great great grandfather, Charles Fry, opened a bakery in 1920. Motivated by the age of the building and its electrical system, which necessitated a more efficient, old-style

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Three athletes inducted to UVic hall of fame The University of Victoria will induct two former studentathletes and one former coach into the University of Victoria Sports Hall of Fame on April 3 at the annual Celebration of Champions banquet. UVic cross-country and track runner Silverado Socrates, formerly Brenda Shackleton, raced for the Vikes from 1985-88 and led the Vikes to three consecutive CIS and Canada West cross-country titles from 1985 to 1987. Women’s soccer goalkeeper Nicci Wright competed for the Vikes from 1992-96. Wright went on to a prolific international career, earning 36 caps with Canada and recorded 11 shutouts, the third most in Canadian national women’s soccer history. Being inducted into the builder category is Derek Ellis, who coached the cross-country and track distance program from its official inception in 1964 until 1973. In addition to coaching, Ellis was an associate professor in the biology department.

Junior B regular season wraps up this week The final week of the junior B hockey regular season: The Peninsula Panthers face the Westshore Wolves tonight (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m., at Bear Mountain arena. No. 2 Saanich Braves face the south division leaders Victoria Cougars on Thursday night, 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Arena. On Friday at 7 p.m., Peninsual plays host to Kerry Park and Panorama rec. Vancouver Island league junior B hockey playoffs are scheduled to start Monday.

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Next Saturday, pink will be all the rage on the basketball court at the University of Victoria as the Vikes raise money for cancer research, while facing arch-rivals from the University of British Columbia. The men’s and women’s Vikes face their UBC counterparts in back-to-back games at UBC on Friday, and at home on Saturday, the last of the regular season. For the home game, the men’s and women’s squad will don pink uniforms in support of Shoot for the Cure, a fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “Playing UBC is a big draw. It’s a huge rivalry between the schools. Games with them are a huge factor in where we will place,” said women’s coach Dani Sinclair. The Vikes women expect to finish between second and fourth place in its conference and should clinch a playoff slot in the Canada West Championship, the quarterfinals leading into nationals. The Vikes women have a strong playoff record including nine national championships, but last year they missed making the playoffs. “It’s good for us to get back in there,” Sinclair said. “We’d like to beat UBC. They are a very strong team, ranked sixth in Canada. That poses a tough challenge for us.” This squad has plenty of talent, but Sinclair expects key players such as Debbie Yeboah (Winnipeg) and Claremont grad Jessica Renfrew to help carry the team into playoffs. “(Renfew) is good at running the floor ... one of our best three-point shooters and a good driver, she can get by anybody,” Sinclair said. The Vikes men’s team is coming into its final games in a strong second place behind powerhouse UBC. The men have their sights squarely set on the nationals this year after placing fourth in the Canada West Final 4 last year. “Obviously we want to get ourselves back into that game. When you get to the national tournament, anything can happen,” said coach Craig Beaucamp. Beaucamp agreed Saturday will be a highprofile game, and will support a good cause, but it will be more about bragging rights than significance in the standings. We should have clinched second,” Beaucamp said. “Placing first or second is more

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UVic Vikes basketball players Reiner Theil, Jenny Lewis, Chris McLaughlin and Jenna Bugiardini and their rest of their teams, will don pink hued uniforms for Saturday’s games against UBC to support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. important than anything.” The Vikes women face UBC on Saturday at 5 p.m. and the men play at 7 p.m. at the McK-

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

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

ACROSS 1. Point that is one point E of due S 4. Slithered 8. Brain and spinal cord (abbr.) 11. Direct the steering of a ship 13. Chops with irregular blows 15. Plural of hilum 16. Incline from vertical (geo.) 17. Simple word forms 18. Paddles 19. Roman garment 21. Meat skewers 23. Ethiopia (abbr.) 25. The cry made by sheep 26. Beatty-Benning movie 30. Concealed 33. Political action committee 34. High rock piles (Old English) 35. Scottish county (abbr.) 36. Goat and camel hair fabric 37. A very large body of water 38. Fabric stain

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2. Small water craft 3. Opposite of ecto 4. The woman 5. Skeletal muscle 6. Devoid of warmth and cordiality 7. Decameter DOWN 8. Italian goodbye 1. Singular cardinals hypothesis 9. Mediation council (abbr.) 10. Impudence 12. A desert in S Israel 14. Japanese seaport 15. Nob or goblin 20. Ingested 22. Swiss river 24. Protects head from weather 25. Lava rock 26. Designer identifier 27. 34470 FL 28. Petrified ancient animal 29. Gas used in refrigeration

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30. Journeys to Mecca 31. 8th month, Jewish calendar 32. Small indefinite quantity 33. Taps 41. Extremely high frequency 44. Iguanidae genus 45. From the Leaning Tower’s city 46. Cologne 47. Moses’ elder brother (Bible) 50. A minute amount (Scott) 51. Hindu name for 4 epochs 52. Faded and dull 53. Radioactivity unit 55. The face of a clock 56. The inner forearm bone 59. Tai language of the Mekong region 60. Embrocate 61. Possessed 62. Public promotions 64. Sorrowful


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Saanich man named chair of GVPL Greg Bunyan has been named chair of the Greater Victoria Public Library board. Bunyan, a Saanich resident, has sat on the board as a citizen representative since 2009. He served as vice-chair of the board in 2011



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The B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association released a report Tuesday calling for more judges, more court services staff, more legal aid money and more mental health services. Kerry Simmons, president of the Canadian Bar Association B.C. branch, released the report at a news conference in Victoria. Simmons said the association wants to put justice issues on the agenda for the May provincial election, and it has been received with interest by the B.C. Liberal Party and NDP.

The bar association, representing 6,900 B.C. judges, lawyers and law students, is seeking a long wish list of reforms, including long-standing demands for legal aid funding for family court disputes and a return to the 2005 level of staffing for provincial court judges. The B.C. government announced the hiring of nine new judges a year ago, and Attorney General Shirley Bond also launched a review of the court system. Geoffrey Cowper, former chair of B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Legal Services Society, was assigned to examine why the court system was getting slower despite 13,000 fewer new provincial criminal cases than it handled in 2002. Cowper concluded the problem is partly because there are incentives for defence lawyers to delay cases, and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;culture

of delayâ&#x20AC;? that resists change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the review there was a general sense that judges and lawyers have their own, insulated sense of what constitutes timeliness and responsiveness,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. He also found there is an average of seven appearances by the accused in a criminal case before it goes to trial. Asked about those problems, Simmons said there are pilot projects underway to expand the use of video conferencing in courts. Judges from out of town can preside over simpler procedures, such as bail or remand hearings.

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CRD takes on scraps

Avid recycler Diane Lade lays a piece of plastic wrap to dry after washing it in the kitchen of her Fernwood home. Lade separates her recycling in baskets that she keeps in her kitchen cupboards.


iane Lade opens the lower cupboards in her kitchen one-by-one, revealing a meticulous sorting station for plastics, cardboard, bottles and compost. She’s been minimizing her landfill-destined garbage for more than 20 years, but Lade applauds Victoria for its new kitchen scraps program. “I really think about how everything that comes out of our household goes somewhere,” said the Fernwood. “The chemicals go down the drain … there’s so much plastic out there in the ocean. We’re just happy the city has created the program and we can put more stuff into the compost now.” The program, which offiDaniel Palmer cially started last Monday, is projected to divert about Reporting 1,500 tonnes of waste from the Hartland landfill each year. And it goes beyond the raw vegetables, fruit and eggshells used in backyard composting. Raw and cooked meat, fish, bones, bread, pizza – even soiled paper products such as napkins and paper towels – will be accepted in the new green bins in place at more than 14,000 Victoria homes. Ed Robertson, assistant director of public works, expects a few hiccups in the early weeks as crews familiarize themselves with new trucks, routes and schedules. “You can plan this for years, but until you actually flip the switch, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. The city will also figure out how it’s going to separate food scraps from public street bins before the Capital Regional District begins penalizing haulers for such waste in January 2014. “That’s a phase we haven’t talked about yet,” Robertson said. The majority of businesses and apartment dwellers that rely on private haulers will need to comply with CRD guidelines as well. “A year from now, if the garbage we pick up has food, we will be fined by the CRD and we’ll have to pass that on to our customers,” said Ann Chabert, manager with Waste Management. The company’s single organic waste truck hauls to Foundation Organics and Vantreight Farms in Central Saanich, but increasing demand means more processing facilities will need to be found, she said. ReFUSE owner Jason Adams has been providing organic waste pick-up to businesses such as the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Royal Roads University since 2002. He isn’t worried about losing customers to the city’s kitchen scraps program, as ReFUSE provides added services such as bin cleaning and more frequent pick-up. “That’s been pretty important for the success at the restaurants, where health and safety is a big thing,” he said. Residents with green bins will be given a grace period to get it right, after which the city will begin issuing warnings if kitchen scraps are discovered in garbage bins. View Royal already operates a full kitchen scraps program through a private company. Saanich, which ran a three-month pilot program last year, is moving toward full organics recycling, while Oak Bay continues to run a limited pilot program. All Capital Region municipalities must implement a kitchen scraps recycling program by January 2015 to meet the CRD’s goal of diverting 70 per cent of waste from Hartland landfill. For more details about the kitchen waste pro gram, visit

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Goldstream News Gazette, February 13, 2013  

February 13, 2013 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette

Goldstream News Gazette, February 13, 2013  

February 13, 2013 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette