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GOLDSTREAM Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Community laments loss of gardens Charla Huber News staff

A small stunned group of gardeners gather at the Pilgrim Community Garden on an overcast Friday morning. They were alerted via email two days earlier, Feb. 13, that the garden would close. The garden is on the Pilgrim United Church property in Colwood. Church members are scheduled to vote March 3 on whether to disband. “It’s a little bit sad, and a little bit disappointing,” said gardener Andy House. “But it’s out of our control.” The gardeners – many who were getting ready to start planting for the next season – were asked to clear their plots by the end of the month. House lives in a View Royal condo with his wife Sharon. Any day now he will be back at the garden to dig up his strawberry plants and pot them at home where there isn’t much room. “If you don’t live in a single family home or a duplex with a backyard, you can’t garden,” said House who plans to start looking for another plot. For the House’s this would have been their sixth year at the garden, a summer pastime they both were looking forward to. “It was a habit, we would grab a coffee, go to the garden and then go to the peninsula and sit on the water,” he said. He has looked at some other community garden options but said paying upwards of $100 is too much for him, nearly double the cost of gardening at the Pilgrim site. PLEASE SEE: Green thumbs seeking new plots, Page A6

Khafre Shillitto, 4, munches a leaf of kale at the Pilgrim Community Garden. Charla Huber/News staff

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Church members face vote on closure Charla Huber News staff

Pilgrim United Church members will vote March 3 on whether to disband the congregation. “No decision has been made and nothing will be declared until after the vote,” said Treena Duncan, acting executive secretary of The British Columbia Conference of The United Church of Canada. “We want the congregation to have to have the freedom to wrestle with the decision.” Only active members of the Painter Road congregation will be able to vote. There needs to be a quorum within the congregation for all property decisions. “Given the time we are living in, a number of congregations are struggling with dropped attendance and stretched finances,” Duncan said. Memberships within The United Church of Canada have been dropping since 1965. “People are very emotionally attached to their congregations. Their children were baptized there and they’ve had family funerals there. People have strong emotional and spiritual ties with their church,” Duncan said. Members of Pilgrim United Church would not comment. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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COMMUNITY NEWS IN BRIEF

Colwood uses former CAO Former Colwood chief administrative officer Chris Pease is reclaiming the role as the city looks for a permanent replacement. Colwood’s director of engineering Michael Baxter filled the position when Ross McPhee left last November. Pease filled the role from 2006 to Oct. 2010. Pease is committed for up to two years as CAO with Colwood. “It puts us in a position where we’re not in a hurry but at the same time we can start that search,” Mayor Carol Hamilton said. Kyle Wells/News staff

Former Happy Valley elementary school student Janet Johnstone is helping organize the school’s 100th anniversary celebration, happening May 10 and 11.

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othing says carefree elementary school fun like a three-legged race. Janet Johnstone, a student at Happy Valley elementary school from 1959 to 1966 and an organizer of the school’s 100 year anniversary celebration, remembers winning a three-legged race when she was a student. She won it with her best friend, who is also on the celebration committee. Shaky at first, Johnstone said they soon got the hang of it and awkwardly hopped their way to victory. “We laughed so hard but eventually we got it,” Johnstone said. “We might recreate that.” They’ll soon have their chance as Kyle Wells Happy Valley elementary school’s Reporting 100th anniversary celebration is fast approaching. The celebration will take place over two events on the weekend of May 10 and 11. The occasion will celebrate the friendships, memories and community that have been built

Learn more To register or for more information, email happyvalley100birthday@gmail.com.

around the school for the past 100 years. “It was a very good, strong sense of community,” Johnstone said. “It wasn’t just going to school, there was so much more around all that.” On the Friday, May 10 there will be a gathering at the Langford Legion (761 Station St.) from 5:30 to 10 p.m., featuring appetizers, memorabilia from the school’s history and a live band. The event is alcohol free, so all ages are welcome. There will be a charge of $10 to cover costs, but children under 12 are free. Pre-registration is required for both events and there are a limited number of spots. Attendance is limited to former and current students and staff of the school, along with their guests. Saturday, will see a large celebration at Happy Valley elementary (3291 Happy Valley Rd.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event, with

donations accepted, will start with tours of the school hosted by current students. Those not on tours will be treated to an afternoon tea. A free hotdog barbecue will be going on outside and the whole event will culminate with sports day-style games out on the school’s field. Anything from softball to egg and spoon races to a three-legged race could be on the agenda. Organizers are still collecting any photographs, memorabilia and stories that past students and staff have. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

Did you know? B.C. celebrates Heritage Week this week. This year’s theme is Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. Many heritage organizations are hosting events during Heritage Week. Find an event in your community: www.heritagebc.ca/events/ heritage-week/community-events.

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Royal Roads roadwork Royal Roads University is spending a $2.45 million provincial Life-Safety grant on projects to improve the facility and reduce unsafe conditions. Assessment and engineering started last August with construction expected complete by the end of March. Work includes rebuilding the embankment on College Drive; realignment of University Drive; widening Serpentine Road; work on the transit turn around; paving on library road; lighting, safety roadway work and drainage enhancement near the waterfront. editor@goldstream gazette.com

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Traffic woes

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A logging truck is tipped upright again after a crash that re-routed traffic for more than two hours Monday morning. The truck was travelling south on Sooke Road when it turned over near the 17 Mile Pub shortly after 7 a.m. The truck was turned upright at 9:15 a.m., but logs and an estimated 100 litres of fuel spilled over the road. Sooke RCMP said the driver of the truck reported minor injuries. Charla Huber/News staff

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Kidney group hosts auction Each day, an average of 15 Canadians learn that their kidneys have failed, often due to diabetes or hypertension.

Here Comes the Sun! Sat, Feb. 23, 10-noon at Juan de Fuca Library Discover and celebrate the clean & efficient energy solutions “springing” up all over Colwood!

The Vancouver Island Kidney Patient Association holds its third annual silent auction Wednesday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Royal Jubilee Hospital lobby.

Library leads yoga lessons Learn to use a yoga mat with an introduction to Iyengar yoga at the Juan de Fuca library Feb. 20. Certified instructor Linda Benn will share a little history, philosophy and some beginner poses at the library, 1759 Island Hwy. in the West Shore recreation centre. Bring a mat, block and belt if you have them.

Prayer day coming quickly Our Lady Star of the Sea is hosting World Day of Prayer 2013, 595 Galiano Crescent, Belmont Park, RC church, March 2 at 11 a.m. For information call 391-9669.

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TOWN OF VIEW ROYAL PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND PROCEDURE BYLAW NO. 677, 2007 In compliance with section 124 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Town of View Royal intends to amend “Procedure Bylaw No. 677, 2007” for conducting Council and Council committees’ meetings. The purpose of the amendment, in general terms, is to incorporate legislative and internal procedural changes into the bylaw, including but not limited to: requirement of the Mayor’s signature on Council and Committee of the Whole minutes; amendments to and introduction of time limits for public participation and question period; amendments to the rules of conduct for petitions and delegations, public participation and question period; and amending the reference of “Clerk” to “Corporate Officer”. Council will consider adoption of the amendment to Procedure Bylaw No. 677, 2007 at its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Avenue. A copy of both the amending bylaw (Bylaw No. 823) and Procedure Bylaw No. 677 is available at Town Hall and on the website at www. viewroyal.ca. Persons who wish to comment on the proposed changes may submit comments in writing by Thursday, February 28, 2013 to the Corporate Officer, Town of View Royal, 45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 1A6, or to info@viewroyal.ca. There will be an opportunity for public comment on the amendment bylaw at the March 5, 2013 Council meeting. Sarah Jones Corporate Officer

Green thumbs in search of new West Shore dirt “It’s a great pity it has to shut down, we’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of good eating,”

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“I would like to see more gardens start up in the Western Communities, then it gives people the opportunity,” House said. “Nothing tastes better than the vegetables you grew yourself. I love shallots and I can grow an entire winter’s worth of shallots in four feet of my garden.” Ami Vine-Sullivan has four plots at the garden and spent summer days there with her husband and two kids. They built up boxed beds and trucked in soil and compost. Her plots are full of produce in February including dozens of leek and red kale plants. “All of the greens we eat are organic and we eat a lot of fresh produce, this was a cost effective way for us to eat this way,” VineSullivan said. “We have

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Florence, left, and Doug Skinner pull a parsley plant out of their garden plot at Pilgrim Community Garden in Colwood. lost our investment.” Her four-year-old son Khafre Shillitto will pick broccoli and kale straight from the gar-

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place for children to learn,” Vine-Sullivan said. She too has no room to garden at her Colwood townhouse and will seek another garden to join. For Doug and Florence Skinner they are going to miss out on teaching their grandkids to garden this year. The couple’s son and children are moving to Victoria and they were already planning to get an extra plot. “It’s a great pity it has to shut down, we’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of good eating,” said Florence Skinner. Gardeners ran the space on church land. The gardeners covered the water bill and paid their own insurance. The 40-plot garden had communal raspberries and rhubarb and was utilized by about 20 families. charla@goldstream gazette.com

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Victoria Foundation launches Saanich Walk-In Denture Clinic loan program for non-profits WHY WAIT? WE CAN HELP NOW!

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The Victoria Foundation is launching two new initiatives to help non-profit groups in Greater Victoria raise money and finance projects. Following last fall’s publication of the eighth annual Vital Signs report – that analyzes and grades various indicators of health and progress in the Capital Region – the foundation unveiled a web portal and a loan program. The Community Knowledge Centre, is an online resource containing detailed information on local not-for-profit and charitable organizations. The goal, said foundation board chair Deirdre Roberts, is to make it easier for donors to target local programs and projects that need support. A search function allows website users to drill further and find listings for organizations that support a particular population, serve a specific geographic area or address particular issues in the community. “The community can find out how to contribute to immedi-

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ate needs and the organizations themselves can discover ways of working together to help address complex issues,” Roberts said. Vital Loans is designed to provide non-profits up to $500,000, financed over 36 months, to undertake projects or program enhancements. Victoria Foundation and Island Savings Credit Union created a Vital Loans fund, from which donor investments will act as collateral for organizations that wouldn’t generally qualify for a conventional loan. Island Savings chief financial officer Bill Snell said the loans can be used to cover costs associated with a specific project, or for operational costs while groups plan a special project that may have a future revenue stream. “It allows them to get their programs out in the community,

as opposed to (having to build) the nest egg behind it first,” he said. Pacific Opera Victoria is the first group approved for a loan under the new program. It plans to use the funds as “bridge financing” while it produces a city-wide festival aimed at bringing various aspects of opera to children and families in the region. “An important part of making this festival happen was acquiring the short-term capital we would need to finance three productions simultaneously,” said POV executive director Patrick Corrigan. The loans program is an example of “mission-based investing,” Snell said, which aims to provide cash flow for organizations whose values and operational goals and approach match those of potential donors. editor@vicnews.com

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The City of Langford intends to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by means of proposed Bylaw No. 1050. 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 the PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 4 March 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. Subject Property

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Penny Sakamoto Group Publisher Kevin Laird Editorial Director Christine van Reeuwyk Interim Editor Oliver Sommer Advertising Director

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Lesson offered for public bodies The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s hesitation to accept Victoria Coun. Shellie Gudgeon to its board of directors, and her eventual acceptance after public backlash, brings up a couple of points. The harbour authority, a non-profit society, was rightfully forced to eat crow after initially questioning the city’s nomination of a publicly elected official, citing Gudgeon’s apparent lack of appropriate skill set. It was technically able to reject the nomination under its society bylaws, but the move came off as arrogant and undemocratic. The scenario should offer a lesson to members of any public body, whether political or societal, to be mindful of how they view that body’s place and role in the community. The public expects to have at least some say in the workings of organizations that are funded in part by tax dollars and/or manage community spaces. In the case of the harbour authority, its board meets just four times a year, not every week or even every month. That would indicate decisions made by directors are more broadbased and centred around policy rather than related to day-to-day operational challenges that may come up. Newcomers to municipal councils, or boards or committees with a specific mandate, always face a learning curve as they research issues and get up to speed on any technical aspects of the position. No doubt the longest-tenured members of the authority’s board have learned a lot about the ins and outs of a working harbour. The harbour authority had hoped for more representation from Victoria. But like any public body with representation from the greater community, the GVHA has to trust that nominations are made with due consideration of its needs and mandate. Public organizations must always remember whom they serve, and as such, should regularly allow for the injection of fresh perspectives from the community at large. Doing so provides better accountability and helps ensure public sentiment is considered during all boardroom conversations. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com 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 www.bcpresscouncil.org.

B.C. gas boom is real, all right Whether Christy Clark’s numbered for industrial traffic. government survives the May Hydraulic fracturing, already in use election or not, the natural gas when our farm was drilled, has been “Prosperity Fund” idea floated in combined with directional drilling last week’s throne speech to open up huge new is a useful one. supplies. B.C. is poised to join A farming community Alberta in the upper called Montney is the rank of energy producing latest hot spot, yielding jurisdictions, with an not only shale gas but expanding network of petroleum liquids, which natural gas collection, are valuable for diluting refining and processing heavy oil among other into liquid (LNG) for things. export. Clark’s preB.C. has never seen election throne speech this kind of international Tom Fletcher investment interest before. proposed a resource B.C. Views fund similar to Alberta’s Initial projects have been Heritage Fund that would joined by global players be reserved for debt reduction and such as British Gas, and Mitsubishi, major projects, rather than spent on a key player in Japan’s replacement programs, which tends to happen of its devastated nuclear power under the political pressure of fourprogram. year election cycles. Spectra Energy, which operates Opposition politicians and media one of North America’s biggest gas commentators have dismissed processing plants at Fort Nelson and this as a pre-election stunt. They has another one under construction note that the LNG industry in B.C. nearby, has begun work on a third doesn’t exist yet, and may never plant near Dawson Creek. Spectra produce the hundreds of billions of and British Gas have also proposed dollars projected over the next 30 the latest of several pipelines, to years. move all this gas to an LNG terminal I returned for a visit to B.C.’s at Prince Rupert. The Kitimatnortheast earlier this month, and Prince Rupert region now has at I can tell you the gas boom is real. least five proposed terminals, with My parents homesteaded east of investors including Shell, Chevron, Dawson Creek near the Alberta ExxonMobil and state players from border in 1962, and I recall when China and Korea. our farm was drilled for gas by Gulf All this is happening as shale Canada 40 years ago. gas is developed across the United Many more gas wells have been States as well. As with oil, Canada drilled since then, and country is a captive of the U.S. market, and roads have been widened and the flood of new gas supply has

the North American price at rock bottom. At least B.C. hopes it’s the bottom. Gas royalties passed forest income to the B.C. treasury many years ago, and now as the forest industry struggles to recover, the province faces tumbling revenues from gas. Why would B.C.’s shale gas be seen as a priority for new global investment in LNG? For one thing, we’re a stable democratic country with a mature industry and competent regulation. Secondly, the shipping advantage of the Kitimat and Prince Rupert ports to the Pacific Rim has finally been recognized internationally, as coal, forest products, grain and container traffic has climbed in recent years. B.C. has another advantage that appears to be increasingly important. The shale gas deposits are deep, under a kilometre or more of solid rock, and most are in remote, sparsely inhabited locations. That adds cost to the pipeline system, but it has a benefit. At the beginning of the year I predicted that the international protest movement that dishonestly targets Alberta oil would soon turn to demonizing natural gas. That pseudo-scientific attack has begun, right here in B.C. I’ll have more on that in a subsequent column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

‘B.C. has never seen this kind of international investment interest.’


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Partnerships increase growth on West Shore In West Shore community-style, designed to identify community the WestShore Chamber has a lot trends that affect the quality of going on and is movour lives along with our ing ahead quickly. We business successes on receive a lot of calls and the West Shore. inquiries from people Our newest commuasking about some of nity project takes on our community-based something rural; a look partnership projects – at helping to create a what stages they are in Sustainable Farming as well as their compleEconomy in Metchosin. tion dates. Although This great partnership there is a lot of detail with both the Mayor that goes into each of of Metchosin, John Dan Spinner these, I’m going to do Ranns and local farmers WestShore my best to summarize through the Metchosin’s Chamber three of the current Agricultural commitprojects to give you a better pictee will look at ways in which we ture of how we’re not only concan keep local small farms alive, cerned about business needs, affordable and profitable. but about the entire commuThe research that comes out of nity’s needs as well. They are all this study will benefit the entire

community from family-owned farms, to farmers markets, to our dinner tables. It’s about focusing on local sustainability. We now have two Royal Roads University masters students to work on this project with us. It is expected to go into the fall of 2013 and hopes to identify ways and means in which both farm succession planning and the creation of new agricultural amenities such as mills and abattoirs could be accomplished. For the past few months we’ve also been working with another master’s student, Debbie Nussbaum from RRU to take a close look at commercial real estate on the West Shore. The result of this study will give us detailed information about businesses, land-

lords and tenants, land ownership and trends in development especially in our urban centres. With more than 20 key stakeholder interviews, we’re expecting to be able to make sure best practices are in place for future growth in our community. The passenger ferry study is one of our largest community partnerships to date. Working with both Black Ball Ferry Line and RRU’s Faculty of Management, master’s student Jonathan Calderwood, it takes a look at the feasibility of having a passenger ferry between Royal Bay and downtown Victoria. Not only could this attract shoppers to the West Shore, it could also lighten the amount of traffic in the “Colwood crawl”. Like the commercial

real estate study, the partnership will wrap up this month. For more information and to complete a survey, visit www.westshoreferry. ca. Both this study and the commercial real estate study are expected to conclude with findings and recommendations presented to the Chamber board. We wouldn’t be able to undertake these projects if it weren’t for the people and organizations on the West Shore. Community partnerships thrive because those of us who work and or live on the West Shore love our community and work hard to see it grow and evolve in healthy successful ways. Dan Spinner is the CEO of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce dspinner@westshore.bc.ca

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Garden refuse facility proposed as fire solution It is high time that Langford stops monthly burning. The first of the month we could not go outside as so much smoke from one house burning branches and limbs. Langford has multi-million dollar outdoor and indoor recreation facilities plus numerous parks, playgrounds and walking trails and still two days a month for eight months of the year the people can have huge open fires. These create heavy smoke where sometimes you cannot see out your window and when driving cannot see an intersection. One with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cannot even go

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outside. Answer to problem – no fires. Develop a collection facility for garden refuse like the other communities have done. Let’s get with it Langford. Fred and Pat Ford Langford

Overfishing needs to stop on the Gorge waterway Re: Gorge yields fewer fish: anglers (News, Feb. 15) Andrew Paine, founder of the Salish Sea Herring Enhancement Society, said, “We did lots of visits around the Gorge ... we didn’t see any spawning activity in the Gorge.” He also said, “The herring are the

building blocks pretty much of our whole ecosystem. The herring feed the salmon, they feed the ling cod, they feed the seals, that feeds the orcas and everything.” He said, “(They) really are a keystone species in our ecosystem. It is really sad we are losing populations like the Gorge herring. Once they are gone, are they ever going to come back?” I, too, am really sad about this situation. Two causes are cited as being the possible: overfishing and creosote on the pilings and other structures. Covering the creosote with landscaping cloth to protect the fish and eggs from the poisons may be an effective solution, I think. What about overfishing?

It strikes me as disheartening and ridiculous to see the picture of two adult fishermen with their fishing rods on the Craigflower bridge. For crying out loud where would one expect they have gone? Into the buckets that they put the fish into – to die so they can be used as bait fish to go and catch bigger fish. Why not just stop fishing the Gorge? Look at what has happened to the cod fishery on our East coast – it is gone. I guess this is too complicated for people to understand and then follow up on. It is the ignorance of too many people that is ruining our planet. Tony Lovano, Saanich

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Month happens next Wedesday (Feb. 27) at the Saanich Centennial Library at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Karen Hoshal, past-president of of the B.C. Black History Awareness Society and a descendant of the Alexander pioneer family, offers the history behind the settlement of a number of black pioneers around what is now Greater Victoria. Her presentation includes visuals and static displays. The free talk goes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on Black History Month, visit islandnet. com/~bcbhas/. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Greater Victoria needs better transportation infrastructure to meet the increasing number of tourists who are travelling outside the downtown core, say industry stakeholders. Visitor numbers are expected to increase by about 1.5 per cent this year over 2012, but certain businesses are missing out due to a lack of frequent bus service between the region’s biggest tourist draws, said Tourism Victoria president and CEO Robert Gialloreto. “We’ve got great product throughout the Greater Victoria region, but we just can’t access it as seamlessly as we want to for our tourists,” he said. “So, a lot of our tourists come here, they’re in the Inner Harbour, they might take a bus trip to Butchart Gardens, they walk around and they leave, when they should be spending four or five days here.” While the industry runs its own Peninsula bus service to tourist draws such as Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse, it isn’t enough

to encourage mass tourism visits throughout the region, Gialloreto said. “There’s just totally enough stuff to do in the Capital Region. But we need to have the transportation infrastructure in place and we don’t.” Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Carter said more needs to be done at all levels of government to reinvigorate the local tourism industry. A lack of stable, long-term tourism marketing funding from both the provincial and federal government is hampering the industry, he said. “Even city council has a role to play, and if we want to have a look at new tourism attractions, we need to look at attracting those and finding ways to approve those (at the local level),” he said. Carter and Gialloreto offered joint support for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 barriers to competitiveness, released this week. Those barriers included the high cost of air travel, a lack of sales tax breaks for visitors and the difficulty acquiring travel visas from certain foreign countries. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Youth housing must be a priority Jennifer Blyth Black Press

Most people would agree that a community has a responsibility to provide its children and young people a safe, nurturing community in which to grow up. Essential to that – for their mental and physical health, their self-confidence and their ability to grow into healthy, productive adults, is a place to live. For too many youth in the Capital Region, however, that ideal is simply not the reality. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness believes there are as many as 600 youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the region. Typically, these can be young teens right up to those in their mid- to late-20s. While youth homelessness is increasing by as much as 10 per cent per year, as many as 80 per cent of homeless youth do not sleep rough on the streets, but are “hidden” – couch surfing, for example, or sleeping in cars. However because homeless youth have different risk factors and face different challenges, they must be viewed as a separate entity from the adult homeless population. Aboriginal youth also bring a unique perspective to issues of homelessness. It’s estimated that Aboriginals make up about onequarter of the local homeless population, although Bruce Parisian, executive director of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, believes it may well be higher than that; at the same time, Aboriginals make up just two to three per cent of the general population of Greater Victoria, so this disproportionate

number really makes the issues around homelessness a priority for the Friendship Centre. Sometimes Aboriginal youth are leaving the reserves looking for a better life in the city, but with well-paying jobs difficult to come by for young people and a pricey housing market, the challenges can be significant. In addition to the 25 beds it opens when the Extreme Weather Protocol is called, the Friendship Centre offers a variety of programs to help young mothers, families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. A number of family group homes or care homes, some supported by the Ministry of Children & Family Services, aid homeless youth, many of whom may have had a long history with the ministry. “We are able to bring them into an environment where we can stabilize them and treat them as our children,” Parisian says. For those who are transitioning out of ministry care, “we want to create a roof over their heads and support them through the more than 50 programs we have here, all geared toward children, families and youth.” Other new housing projects in the works through the Friendship Centre include eight twobedroom apartments for women with young children in care or at risk of being taken into care – “we support them while they’re here and once they’re stabilized we look at other resources, such as the M’akola Society.” Regardless of ethnicity, factors often contributing to youth homelessness include family conflict, sexual orientation, poverty,

It’s believed that more than 600 young people are experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria.

abuse and neglect, learning and development disabilities, alienation, substance abuse and addiction. Adding to the challenge, youth who leave living situations of conflict or abuse are often distrustful of adults, making it difficult to access services. Even those youth who are employed find acquiring housing difficult due to their age, lack of income assistance lack of rental references. The good news is that

youth are resilient and in addition to the Coalition and the Native Friendship Centre, organizations are working for youth in Greater Victoria, including Salvation Army, Youth Empowerment Society, Threshold Housing and Beacon Community Services. Their programs have had real success by empowering youth to look after themselves and to have a structured and stable existence during the critical transition

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 are essential to help community organizations continue their much-needed work.

Boys & Girls Club provides safe, care homes for youth in need Sometimes a listening ear can make all the difference in the life of a young person who may feel the world is against them. That caring, client-centred approach is the cornerstone of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria’s youth housing program, says Ellie James, manager of youth and family services for the Boys & Girls’ Club of Greater Victoria. Operating on a care home model, the program places a young person with a family in the community who wants to “Our expectation provide a safe, nurturing is that they provide environment. Typically the youth are referred a safe, supportive through judicial or health environment for services, but could come that child. We don’t from other avenues as well, including self-refer- expect experts; ral. we want caring The situation for youth homes.” has changed in James’ 25 –Ellie James years working with the Boys & Girls Club. With the new Youth Justice Act, for example, “the kids are not getting into the system as early as they used to, so when they do come in they are often farther down the continuum.” Many of the family supports typical of earlier decades have also disappeared. Youth no longer have extended family nearby and the resources available to families experiencing challenges have fallen victim to budget cuts. “We’re trying to do more with less and the youth do pay.” On the positive side, “there has been a lot of research into trauma and trauma-informed practices,” James says. “We know that people no not start to heal unless they feel safe, so for youth, we know they need to be in a safe, secure environment before they can start dealing with those issues. That’s where our care home model, when it works, is really amazing. (We see) the youth re-engaging in school and attendance and participation rates soar.” For those interested in becoming a care home family with the Boys & Girls Club, “our expectation is that they provide a safe, supportive environment for that child,” James says. “We have a wide range of families, from families with kids to couples who have just retired. We don’t expect experts,” James emphasizes. “We want caring homes.” For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 250-384-9133.

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To celebrate Black History Month, Intrepid Theatre presents Tayo Aluko in Call Mr. Robeson, the roller-coaster journey through actor, singer and pioneer civil rights activist Paul Robeson’s remarkable life. At the Metro Studio, tonight (Feb. 20) at 8 p.m. Tickets $22 from ticketrocket.org or call 250-590-6291.

Live sound adds life to artist’s experience Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Aural and visual meld in a series of workshops across the region starting this month. After a decade as a couple, Gillian Redwood and Caelen Starblanket La Rocque experimented blending their brands of art. “In the past I’ve always had some good things around to help people relax. A nice environment or CDs with music, creating a relaxing situation so people can get into their art and into their creativity,” explained Redwood, a painter. “I think people’s creativity is most free and most expressive when their body and spirits are relaxed and happy.” Common sense led to her acoustic guitarist husband accompanying art sessions, a concept they explored during a couple of residential courses in the Kootenays before moving to Victoria last

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Caelen Starblanket La Rocque and Gillian Redwood add live music to artist’s workshops this month.

summer. Redwood has long used music to soothe artists and “provide a more fertile ground for creative expression.” “I think live music has a much more immediate and direct connection to the spirit. That’s important and that’s what will connect with people,” she said. At the Da Vinci Centre in Victoria, there will be five one-day workshops starting next Wednesday (Feb. 27). A more in-depth series of two-day workshops at The Coast Collective in Colwood started Monday and feature Redwood’s personal approach to expressive acrylic painting. Sessions include the live soundtrack thoughtfully provided by La Rocque. “I just choose my music really at the moment. I can really react and customize things to how I see things going. Some of our groups are more stressed than others,” he said. “I really notice, and I pay

attention, because I want to know that my music is having a great effect. … I want them to be in their own creative space.” Feedback from previous performances shows his selection of jazz, folk and new age provides a renewed appreciation for live music. “Music is all around us and most of it is recorded. So we know the value of music. … There’s no denying how important music is to our lives,” he said. “It’s like a rediscovery of live music for a lot of people. We’re used to listening to recorded music on our devices. People found it so easy to slip into what they’re doing and relax and not think.” The workshops start this week at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St., and the Coast Collective Arts Centre at Esquimalt Lagoon, 3221 Heatherbell Rd. Visit creative-spirit.ca to book workshops. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Lindi Ortega plays Lucky Bar Feb. 23.

Hot country style Lindi Ortega just wrapped two great tours with K.D. Lang and Social Distortion and now she’s on the road for a solo tour across the country. Canadian-born, Nashville-based Ortega will be back in Victoria on Feb. 23 at Lucky Bar. Her new album Cigarettes & Truckstops which follows Ortega’s Juno award-nominated debut album, Little Red Boots, has been getting great reviews since its release last October. Cigarettes & Truckstops flaunts Ortega’s distinctive vision that embraces the oft-neglected, politically incorrect realism of traditional country and frames it in a charmingly, and sometimes darkly humourous contemporary context. Ortega plays with Dustin Bentall and the Smøkes at Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St. Advanced tickets available at Ticketweb.ca. llavin@vicnews.com

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How to care for your septic system. CRD Environmental Sustainability invites you to participate in a free Septic Savvy workshop on how to care for your septic system. Learn how to protect the local environment and your health while saving money. Saanich Location: Hartland Learning Centre 1 Hartland Avenue Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013 Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm Come to the Septic Savvy workshop, and stay for a 1 hour tour of the landfill! West Shore Location: Juan de Fuca Library Meeting Room 1759 Island Highway Date: Sunday, March 3, 2013 Time: 2 pm to 4:30 pm Pre-registration is required. Please phone 250.360.3030 or email hotline@crd.bc.ca to register. Stay informed. A bylaw is in effect in Saanich, Colwood, Langford and View Royal for regular maintenance. www.crd.bc.ca

Vision Matters Healthy Eyes. Doctor Delivered.

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Stingers legacy remembered Braedon Behan of the Westshore Wolves, third from the left, is one of nine VIJHL players to receive the inaugural Bob Saunders Community Leadership Award following the Wild Card Game at Bear Mountain Arena on Sunday. The award recognizes the struggles the players from the Sooke/Westshore Stingers endured from 2005 to 2010. Top row from left: Nick Tupper (Comox Valley), Riley Medves (Nanaimo Buccaneers), Travis Flug (Oceanside Generals), Behan, Bob Saunders (with award), Seamus Maguire (Saanich Braves), Sam Rice (Victoria Cougars), Greg Batters (VIJHL president). Front row: Scott Salberg (Campbell River Storm), Eric Mansueti (Kerry Park Islanders).

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Firing exercises are normally carried out on Bentinck Island during daylight hours. Notices will be issued for night firing exercises. The Island is southeast of Rocky Point in the Metchosin District. Rocky Point is bounded by Pedder Bay to the northeast, Race Passage to the south, and Becher bay to the west. The danger area is a radius of 1 km centred on the coordinates 48° 18’ 42” North, 123° 32’ 36” West. Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark the area. STRAY AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE OBJECTS

Dr. Cameron McCrodan, Dr. Brent Morrison, Dr. Ann-Marie Stewart and Dr. Chris Snow

The importance of eye care Vision is one of our most valuable assets. Most people take their sight for granted and yet almost everything we do in life depends on it. Maintaining eye health and vision is an important part of our health care system. Having regular eye exams by a doctor of optometry can ensure that not only is your vision functioning properly, but also, that your eyes are healthy. Many health problems can be detected through the eyes. For example, diabetic patients should have yearly eye exams to rule out damage to the back of the eyes, because loss of vision can result if left untreated. During the eye exam, the optometrist will determine if corrective lenses would significantly improve your vision. Often people, who have never had an eye exam, do not realize what they are missing. This is particularly true of children. The optometrist can put all doubts aside, and if corrective lenses are required, a prescription will be provided to meet your specific vision requirements. A visit to the optometrist will ensure your vision and eye health remain at their best.

L’île se trouve au sud-ouest de Rocky Point dans le district de Metchosin. Rocky Point est délimité par la baie Pedder au nord-est, Race Passage au sud et la baie Becher à l’ouest. La zone de danger est d’un rayon de 1 km dont le centre se trouve à 48° 18’ 42” Nord, 123° 32’ 36” Ouest. Des affiches bilingues interdisant l’accès indiquent les endroits interdits. MUNITIONS ET EXPLOSIFS PERDUS

Bombs, grenades, shells and similar explosive objects are a hazard to life and limb. Do not pick up or retain objects as souvenirs. If you have found or have in your possession any object, which you believe to be an explosive, notify your local police and arrangements will be made to dispose of it.

Les bombes, grenades, obus et autres objets explosifs similaires posent des risques de blessures et de perte de vie. Ne ramassez pas ces objets et ne les gardez pas comme souvenirs. Si vous avez trouvé ou si vous en avez en votre possession un objet que vous croyez être un explosif, signalez-le à la police locale, qui prendra les mesures nécessaires pour l’éliminer.

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Firing exercises are carried out at Whirl Bay Underwater Demolition Range from 1 June to 1 March during daylight hours.

Des exercices de tir ont lieu au champ de démolition sousmarine de Whirl Bay du 1er juin au 1er mars durant les heures de clarté.

Whirl Bay lies on the south shore of Rocky Point in the Metchosin District Rocky Point is bounded by Pedder Bay to the northeast, Race Passage to the south, and Becher bay to the west. The coordinates are 48° 18’ 47” North, 123° 34’ 02” West.

Whirl Bay donne sur la berge sud de Rocky Point, dans le secteur de Metchosin. Rocky Point est délimité par la baie Pedder au nord-est, Race Passage au sud et la baie Becher à l’ouest. Ses coordonnées sont 48° 18’ 47” Nord, 123° 34’ 02” Ouest.

Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark all entryways, roads, and tracks into the Range area.

Des affiches bilingues interdisant l’accès indiquent les endroits interdits. MUNITIONS ET EXPLOSIFS PERDUS

STRAY AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE OBJECTS Bombs, grenades, shells and similar explosive objects are a hazard to life and limb. Do not pick up or retain objects as souvenirs. If you have found or have in your possession any object, which you believe to be an explosive, notify your local police and arrangements will be made to dispose of it.

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Des exercices de démolition au champ de démolition de l’île Bentinck ont lieu normalement entre le lever et le coucher du soleil. Dans le cas d’exercice de tir de nuit d’autres avis seront publiés.

Les bombes, grenades, obus et autres objets explosifs similaires posent des risques de blessures et de perte de vie. Ne ramassez pas ces objets et ne les gardez pas comme souvenirs. Si vous avez trouvé ou si vous en avez en votre possession un objet que vous croyez être un explosif, signalez-le à la police locale qui prendra les mesures nécessaires pour l’éliminer.

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Last chance to name HarbourCats’ mascot Travis Paterson News staff

You can put your money on Harry, but don’t count out Hariette. Suggestions are pouring in for the Victoria HarbourCats’ soonto-be-born mascot. The Name the Mascot contest is on until Feb. 24 and the top three picks will get some mighty ticket prizes. The grand prize winner receives two season tickets ($550 value), with two runner up prizes consisting of one 10-game reserved flex pack ($99 each). The expansion team’s mascot is still in the “womb,” so to speak, and though most assume its a boy, the gender is not necessarily defined, said HarbourCats general manager Holly Jones. “Submissions are still pouring so we’re almost starting to it narrow down but there’s still a week and a half to go. “By default, people are assuming he’s a boy, judging by the submissions, but we’ll have to figure it out.” Holly Jr., for example, isn’t out of the running. “That might be a bit confusing. I have brown eyes, he (she) does not,” said Jones. New for this contest is that the winner’s name will be released, whereas the person(s) who came up with the HarbourCats name went undisclosed. The background story to support the name is also a big factor in who will win, Jones said. Visit the HarbourCats’ website to make a name submission. The mascot is on order and will be introduced by name within a month of the contest’s closing. The West Coast League baseball season opens June 5 at Royal Athletic Park. See the HarbourCats recently released full roster online at vicnews.com. sports@vicnews.com

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Greater Victoria athletes cleaned up at Sunday’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awards ceremony. From left: Garrett Kemmler of the Saanich Braves won the top defenceman award, a “complete surprise” for the third year player. Brody Coulter of the Victoria Cougars set the new VIJHL scoring record with 118 points, winning him the Doug Morton Trophy recipient (shown) as the top scorer, and also the Jamie Benn Trophy as the league’s MVP (not shown). Tanner McGaw of the Saanich Braves was named the top goalie, facing the most saves, 1,097, and playing the most minutes, 2,192. Ty Jones of the Saanich Braves, far right, was named the top forward.

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he Westshore Wolves might have the best chance to stage an upset in all of the first round VIJHL playoffs series, not that they will admit it. The third-seed Wolves face the second-seed Saanich Braves in the opening round and even though the Braves finished second in the league, the Wolves managed to win the last four regular season meetings. “I wouldn’t hold much to that. The Braves had a bunch of injuries,” said Wolves coach Rob Doyle. “We’ll have to play our best to have a chance to beat them.” Even with a 28 wins and 19 losses, it’ll be for naught if the Wolves don’t win a playoff round.

“We’ve had a good year, but you can’t be satisfied with it,” Doyle said. The key to success for the Wolves is simple. “Discipline. (The Braves) have an unbelievable power play, one of the best top lines in junior B.” “(The Wolves) have our number right now,” said Braves captain Ty Jones. “And they have good goaltending with (former Brave) Matt Chester.” But if there’s one thing the Wolves and league know, it’s that the Braves have another gear. “We’ve been there before. Last year we were so close (to making the final),” Jones said. sports@vicnews.com

Cougars vs. Panthers

VIJHL first round sked Braves vs. Wolves: Game 2, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena. Game 3, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena. Game 4, Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. at Bear Mtn. Game 5, TBD. Game 6, Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena. Game 7 TBD. Cougars vs. Panthers: Game 1, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at Archie Browning. Game 2, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Panorama. Game 3, Feb. 24,

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ast year, the Victoria Cougars came as close as you could to winning the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial championship, when they lost the final in overtime. At the same time, the Cougars also rectified their calamitous collapse from the 2011 final to the Peninsula Panthers. So if 2012 was a redemption season, what’s 2013? Judging by the team’s robotic march through the 48-game VIJHL season, in which it lost just once in regulation and twice in extra time, it’s the next level of everything. The power play is lights out. The energy line and team’s forecheck, when its turned on, is a blazing blitz of skill, speed and grinding hard work. It’s the third straight year the Cougars and Panthers will meet in the playoffs and this time the youthful Panthers are the heavy underdogs. Because in 2013, there’s the Cougars and everyone else. sports@vicnews.com

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Chargers bounce into playoffs

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St. Michaels University School Blue Jags player Dawit Workie fights for control of the ball with Shawnigan Lake School’s Nathan Fish during the South Island AA boys high school playoffs at SMUS last week. SMUS won and are going to the Island championship.

Jags grab South island AA title The St. Michaels University School Blue Jaguars are city champs, having won the South Island AA boys basketball championship final on Saturday over the Lambrick Park Lions, 58-51.

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SMUS pulled away late in the fourth. The Jags, Lions and Brentwood College will represent at the Island AA championships this week, Feb. 21 to 23, at Wellington secondary in

Nanaimo. Brentwood defeated Shawnigan Lake 69-53 in the third place game. Pacific Christian School finished sixth and Esquimalt High seventh. sports@vicnews.com

A little luck was all the extra help the Camosun Chargers women’s basketball team needed to secure a playoff spot. The Chargers kept their playoff dreams alive on Saturday with a 99-47 drubbing of the Columbia Bible College Bearcats at the Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence. Third-year wing Elyse Matthews (Stelly’s) led the Chargers with 20 points. The Chargers were in danger of missing the playoffs, however, having lost to the Kwantlen Eagles 61-47 Drake Downer on Friday. But the Chargers held on to the final playoff spot when Quest defeated Langara on Saturday. The Chargers men’s team squeaked into the playoffs in a similar style. Wing Drake Downer led the men team with 19 points and eight rebounds as they qualified for provincials with a 92-65 win over the Bearcats on Saturday. Camosun hosts the men’s and women’s 2013 PacWest playoffs at PISE, Feb. 28 to March 2. sports@vicnews.com

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CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

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AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. Pay No Tax Special! Big Bear Handyman. For all your Home and Business maintenance needs. Free Est. 250-896-6071 THE LANGFORD MANquality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - GOLDSTREAM

NEWS GAZETTE

Liquor pricing affects consumption: study Arnold Lim News staff

A new study shows increasing the minimum cost of alcoholic beverages could save lives. Joint research by the University of Victoria, the University of Toronto and the University of Sheffield in the U.K., indicates increasing the cost of a standard drink in B.C. – defined roughly as a can of beer or a small glass of wine or liquor – from approximately $1.25 to $1.50 would improve public safety and increase government profits. “We know what impact it is going to have on probable rates of admission to hospital on alcohol-related injuries and death,” said the study’s principal investigator Tim Stockwell. “The government (also) collects more revenue and the retailers make more money.” The research estimates 39 fewer premature deaths, 244 fewer hospital admission and more than 1,000 fewer crimes committed in B.C. after only one year of implementation, in addition to an increase of $2.8 million in provincial and $1.7 million in federal taxes. The study looked at alcoholrelated injuries and deaths, hospital admissions, crime, government revenue and alcohol expenditures for light, moderate and heavy drinkers. Stockwell, who works with

Arnold Lim/News staff

Tim Stockwell of the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research said a modest increase in the price of liquor would bring in more revenue for the government and potentially save lives. UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research B.C., said their research shows heavy drinkers would be affected most with an increase of more than $200 per year, moderate drinkers would have an increase of approximately $11 per year, and light drinkers would have little extra expenditure on alcohol.

“We might be out a little, but broadly these are the numbers we would expect,” Stockwell said. “Consumption goes down a little, especially for the heavy drinkers. It doesn’t affect light drinkers, and moderate drinking doesn’t change much at all.” Norman Giesbrecht of the Centre for Addiction and

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Mental Health in Toronto and a co-investigator on the project, said there is sufficient evidence to show that strong alcohol policies can move a long way to reducing the harm for heavy drinkers. Implementing changes wouldn’t involve significant additional training or financing for businesses or inspectors, he said.

“Compared to other things, such as changing the system … pricing lends itself administratively to being efficient,” Giesbrecht said. “It is (also) much wider in scope and range than some other measures which would also be important but would be more focused.” But Giesbrecht cautioned against considering any single solution a magic bullet to fix alcohol-related problems. “There are other tools in the pricing area that also need to be considered, the average price should keep pace with the cost of living,” he added. Giesbrecht also thinks the price of alcoholic beverages should be linked to the strength of the alcohol. “I should not be able to pay the same amount for an eight per cent beer as for a 3.5 per cent beer. It just encourages intoxication.” While the information is out there, Stockwell said it is up to the public and politicians to decide what is most important before making an informed decision. “It depends on one’s priority,” he said. “Is it for saving lives and preventing people from getting injured? Or is one’s greater priority is on freedom and liberty and people having access to cheap alcohol? We have a democratic society, we are (just) doing (our) bit to put that information out there.” alim@vicnews.com


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Q The Wellseley celebrates Chinese New Year Q Tuesday, February 12 Q The Wellseley

Gung Hei Fat Choy! The Wellesley celebrates the Year of the Snake Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake arrived in grand style at The Wellesley last week when residents at the senior retirement community were treated to a special feast! A delicious Chinese New Year’s dinner – including nine courses, plus dessert – was prepared by Executive Chef Connie Young-Davis and kitchen staff. Nine in Cantonese sounds like the word for “longlasting,” hence the importance for the starting meal of the coming year. Adding to the festive atmosphere in the dining room, many of the Wellesley’s residents came ready to celebrate, dressed in red and gold. Gung Hei Fat Choy!

Executive Chef Connie Young-Davis started preparing the food three days in advance.

Wellesley marketing coordinator Margo McIntosh, with Deborah Carere with her mother, Barbara McClellan. Nancy Jacobsen and her father, Edward Jacobsen.

Mary Lou Crerar, Mary Vowles and Betty Brydon dressed up for the occasion.

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Glenn and Shirely Boughton.

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