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Charge up at no charge Time limit a drawback, says one EV owner Kyle Wells News staff

After some initial confusion, signs are now in place and rules are set for use of the electric vehicle charging stations at Oak Bay municipal hall. Parking spots with the charging stations are open to all vehicles, but at a 30-minute maximum. The idea is that the stations can be used to “top off” an electric vehicle while the owner attends to business in Oak Bay. The stations, which are free, are not intended to be used as a long-term charging location. Starting in late April, drivers will be able to use a credit card to activate one of the two 240 volt or one 110 volt charging outlets, but with no cost incurred. Until then, drivers need to go into the municipal hall to pick up a special card to use the outlets. Drivers may be asked to give district staff information to help the municipality improve service in the future. James Strickland, a resident who owns an electric vehicle and wrote a letter published in the News Wednesday with concerns over the charging station rules, said the improved clarity is good but a longer charging time would make a larger impact. “If I was going there for half an hour it could be useful but it doesn’t really change very much,” Strickland said. “I think it’s good to have more charging stations, but personally, I don’t think it makes a big difference.” For most vehicles, Strickland said, 30 minutes will equal about 15 kilometres of range. Some vehicles will get double that. As most drivers charge their cars overnight, a “top-up” isn’t that advantageous. What would be more useful is being able to get a full charge at a location far enough away from home that you will need it to get back, Strickland said. For instance, a driver visiting Oak Bay from up Island would find a long term charge helpful, and a draw to that location, but 30 minutes is too short a time for a worthwhile charge.

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Cast away in Oak Bay Marnie Hamilton practises her fly fishing casts standing in the water off Beach Avenue at the Oak Bay Marina. Hamilton was taking her Friday morning lessons under the watchful eye of Ian Muirhead (not seen).

Curling volunteers put on a show Don Descoteau News staff

It’s a sunny morning and two women are busy digging in the sand behind the Victoria Curling Centre on Quadra Street. But for Susan Morriss and Judy Tuson, filling up faux curling rocks to weigh them down – they’re part of a display in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre lobby – is just one small job among many that volunteers are undertaking in preparation for the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championships.

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Not surprisingly, the majority of his roughly 500-member volunteer crew are curlers, primarily from the Victoria Curling Centre but also from Esquimalt, Juan de Fuca and Glen Meadows clubs. Those working the main venue will be easy to spot in their official blue jackets, engaged as scorers, ice cleaners, statisticians and in other jobs. Many more work behind the scenes as drivers, set builders, banquet organizers and more. PlEASE SEE: Putting on a show, Page A3


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A key member of the ceremonies committee, Barry Turner of Colwood, is co-ordinating much of the pre-game pageantry for each draw. A veteran volunteer with the 2005 Ford Worlds and the 2009 Scotties Canadian women’s championships in Victoria, he is excited to once again be part of a world-class event. “Victoria is a showcase city and we’ve got a pretty good show for the rest of the world to see,” he says. From the piping in of the teams, to assigning placard holders and flag bearers for each country, even arranging the dignitaries for the opening ceremonies, Turner will help entertain the live crowd and TV cameras. “Putting on a good show is what the ceremonies group does, three times a day. We have to work closely together and under pressure of a timeline.” Volunteer Debra Gibson is on the rallies and banquets committee and duty. “Victoria is a lounge Her first shift starts at showcase city and 10 a.m. Saturday and she we’ve got a pretty can’t wait for everything to get going. good show for the “I’m really excited and rest of the world to really looking forward to the whole week,” see.” she says. “It’s my first - Barry Turner time volunteering for something like this. … This is about the city and the chance to make the city look good to the world is just amazing.” Victoria Curling Centre general manager Bill Chester is impressed with the number of people from his club who joined the volunteer ranks for the event. “There’s no doubt curling comes from the heart, so whenever there’s an event of this nature coming to Victoria, everybody gets involved,” he says. “You put aside what you can and you help out.” Volunteers have been working on various aspects of the nine-day competition for more than a year – top-level committee members even longer, as the city was awarded the event in October 2011. As with the 2005 Ford Worlds, the first sporting event held at the Save-On Centre, the neighbouring club will play an all-important social function. With the ice out for the season, the club has been transformed into The Original 16 Patch, with a refreshment area open 11 a.m. to midnight throughout the tournament, live entertainment in the evenings and opportunities to hear the curlers and speak to them one-on-one between draws. The curling club is actually the first venue to host an event: tonight (March 29) sees a combination volunteer appreciation party and fan appreciation event, for ticket holders with special privileges. The dedication level of local volunteers is amazing, Troyer says. “At a time when volunteerism might be down, everyone pitches in and helps,” he says. “All the volunteers are just raring to go.” For a full list of draw times, activities and other information, visit

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When your three-year-old is diagnosed with a rare disease, the Internet is often the first place a parent turns for answers. When Angie and Denis Edroff began searching the web when their daughter Jeneece was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, they found the B.C. Neurofibromatosis Foundation. “We connected with them when she was first diagnosed and went to some support group meetings and shared our story, and found out that we weren’t living through this alone,” said Angie. Support groups were the same way BCNF founder Paul Ralfs began when he formed the foundation in 1984. Like Jeneece, Ralfs was diagnosed as a child. It was 30 years ago, when a tumor between his kidney and spine forced him into Vancouver General Hospital, that the journey began for the creation of the foundation. “I went into the hospital for nine weeks,” said Ralfs. NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow along the nerves. The term neurofibromatosis is an umbrella name for three distinct disorders that share a common manifestation of tumors that grow in the tissues surrounding nerves. Eventually Ralfs had surgery and the tumor, along with his right kidney were removed. He was unable to work following the surgery, and has been on disability since. The following year, when he paid a visit to geneticist Dr. Judith Hall for test results unrelated to NF, the idea of starting a B.C. support group came to him. “By that time I was feeling a need for support,” said Ralfs. “I thought I’d like to start a support group because there wasn’t anything in existence at that time. I thought I would ask her advice, but before I had the chance, she asked me if I wanted to start a group.” With Hall’s help, Ralfs and 17 people held their first NF support group at Central Park in Burnaby. Since then, the foundation has grown to include a board of directors and is now based in Victoria. “They have a lot more programs now than when the foundation first began,” said Ralfs. “We send kids to a children’s camp for NF in the U.S. every summer. We also have a scholarship for those high school students wanting pursue post-secondary and we used to hold a medical symposium, but are now doing

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Paul Ralfs, founder of the British Columbia Neurofibromatosis Foundation.

quickly,” Angie said. webinars on more specialized topics.” While the specialist suggested the While the foundation continues to raise money and support those with tumor be removed as quickly as posNF, Ralfs said more awareness and edu- sible, the decision was left to Jeneece due to potential side effects of more cation is needed. “One of the problems for a lot of NF paralysis in her leg or more pain – a risk patients is a lot of doctors won’t even the teen was willing to take. “He managed to debulk the tumors take them,” he said. “I think maybe and she has had very because they don’t feel “I thought I’d little pain now, and no they can do anything paralysis. There is a bit to help the patient or like to start a support more sensitivity, but because of their lack of group because there that’s to be expected at knowledge.” this point in the game. Jeneece recently ran wasn’t anything in The tumor wasn’t maliginto what Ralfs is referring to when a large existence at that time.” nant, so that is also a - Paul Ralfs plus,” Angie said. tumor in her leg was disWhile the outcome of covered. Jeneece’s surgery was “Frankly it’s an NF tumor that usually shows up in adults, positive, Ralfs would like to see a clinic not someone Jeneece’s age,” Angie built in co-ordination with Jan Friedsaid. “They weren’t used to seeing it, man’s NF research lab at the University and when you’re not used to it, the of British Columbia. The foundation is currently looking mentality is to sit, wait and see what into the logistics of a clinic, including happens.” Because of Angie’s experience work- hiring a part-time co-ordinator and finding with the BCNF as program co-ordi- ing funding. If you’re interested in helping the nator, she knew this wasn’t the kind of tumor you want to sit, wait and watch. BCNF, there are a few upcoming events Instead Angie reached out to the including the Scotiabank Vancouver Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and in Half Marathon and 5km Walk on June February Jeneece went to see a spe- 23. For more information about NF or cialist. “He said he’d seen many tumors like the foundation visit Jeneece’s that had gone malignant very


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The electric expressway More than 50 years after it first aired, many of The Jetsons nifty futuristic gadgets are ours. The cartoon, which debuted in 1962 and was set in 2062, featured 3-D, flat screen TVs that hung on the wall, with on-demand news, video chat, robotic vacuums, moving sidewalks and flying cars. Though we don’t see bubble-topped, personal space craft filling our skies yet, we are getting closer to futuristic with the Forget the transportation emergence of electric vehicles. Hydrogen A quick peek at the website and you’ll find Highway close to 50 locations to charge your electric car in Greater Victoria – but will you find 50 electric cars? Most electric vehicle owners have their own charging stations. These other spots, most of them installed by a business or government, are set up for convenience. The provincial government aims to have 570 charging stations set up throughout the province – at a cost of $2.7 million – this year. The scheme is reminiscent of the mid2000s Hydrogen Highway, heavily promoted by former California governator Arnold Schwarzenegger and then B.C. Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell. At the time, hydrogen fuel was lauded as the next big thing, but nary a personal vehicle fuelled by hydrogen travels our roads today. Yet the EV charge is gaining momentum, and as more municipalities buy in to the technology, the better the infrastructure will become. While consumers may still be shocked by the sticker price, electric vehicles have garnered glowing praise, and consumer demand will soon drive prices down. The convenience of charging stations in downtown parkades, at local libraries and in shopping malls is certainly an encouraging sign. With charging stations beginning to pepper the highway from Sidney to Port Hardy, it may not be long until we can fold up our cars and pop them into a briefcase as we arrive at our destination. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


Bacteria both friend and foe like virus. When you catch a cold, Bacteria are everywhere. A few you have been infected with a type give diseases like tuberculosis of virus scientists call Rhinovirus. (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), but Compared to bacteria, most are very useful. the vast majority of Some lactic acid bacteria viruses are about 10 transform milk into times smaller. But unlike yogurt; others make bacteria, they cannot cheddar cheese from divide on their own. They milk. have to be inside a cell to One gram of yogurt, for be able to replicate their example, has as much as genes and produce their 10 million Lactobacillus proteins. delbrueckii bulgaricus Viruses can also infect bacteria and 100 the lactic acid bacteria million Streptococcus Réal Roy that are so important thermophilus, which Guest Column in the dairy industry. represent for a 100g Because the bacterium cup of yogurt a total infected with a virus disappears, of 11 billion lactic acid bacteria. these viruses became known as These bacterial cultures can also bacteriophages (eater of bacteria), be purchased in small packets in or more simply “phages.” More the grocery store to make yogurt accurately, phages break up the at home. Those I bought here in Victoria looked like a white powder cells in a process called cell lysis, which releases several copies of that can be added to milk after it has been heated and slowly cooled. the phage that initially infected the bacterium. Leaving the inoculated milk in a There are many types of phages, warm place (I personally use the but they are usually specific to oven) for few hours allows these only one type of bacteria. If one lactic acid bacteria to grow by feeding on lactose and casein in the type of phage starts infecting the lactic acid bacteria used in a milk, and to produce lactic acid, yogurt or cheese factory, it can be giving the yogurt its slightly sour catastrophic. It is like an infection taste. Other lactic acid bacteria in a hospital. It slows down the like Lactobacillus plantarum, for production of cheese and causes instance, play a key role in the economic losses until the phages fermentation of vegetables like are removed. cabbage (sauerkraut) or green Phages sometimes may even Manzanillo olives that are found in be the cause of tragic outcome. grocery stores. When a phage called beta Although these bacteria are very small, they still can contract a cold- phage infects a bacterium called

Corynebacterium diphtheria, it produces a very potent toxin and a disease (diphtheria) that can kill people. Today, the diphteriatetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine contains an inactive toxin, which allows vaccinated children to build immunity against the diphtheria toxin. Before law required pasteurization of milk, raw milk was one of the ways diphtheria was transmitted. The first to discover phages was a Canadian born in Montreal: Félix d’Hérelle (1873-1949). He found a phage of dysenteric bacteria that could clear a cloudy culture without the phage being retained by a porcelain filter. In time, other phages were discovered and became models in the study of the molecular basis of life. Today we know that phages may play an important role as a genetic shuttle between different types of bacteria, which is one mechanism that explains the development of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Between 1896 and 1899, before his discovery of bacteriophage, d’Hérelle received a grant from the Canadian Minister of Revenue to develop a method of fermentation of maple syrup for the production of whisky. The minister was HenriGustave Joly de Lotbinière (18291908), the seventh governor of British Columbia from 1900 to 1906. Réal Roy is a microbiologist and an assistant professor in the department of biology at the University of Victoria.

‘Compared to bacteria the majority of viruses are about 10 times smaller.’

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Wearing a helmet is critical for cyclists’ safety Re: Driver remains fearful of riding in traffic in the city (Letters, March 22) I devote much of my time promoting a campaign sponsored by the British Columbia Brain Injury Association (Helmet hair or Long Term Care) designed to make others, especially children, aware of the importance regarding head protection and the benefits of helmets. Therefore, the statement in this letter, “feeling sorry for cyclists obeying traffic laws and wearing helmets,” motivates me even more to promote helmet safety to kids and hopefully save a few lives. I agree there are definitely things that need changing, such as lane and barrier designs, and drivers’ attitudes toward cyclists here in B.C., but what should not change is the requirement to wear a helmet when riding a bike. It is the one fundamental piece of equipment that must remain a constant in the attempt to prevent serious brain injury. Wearing a helmet may not protect you from being hit by a car, but it will protect you from one of the most serious injuries you could unfortunately ever receive, permanent brain damage. As I always say, the choice is between ‘Helmet Hair or Long term Care.’ Happy helmet wearing. Greg Goldberg Victoria

Quality of letters questioned by reader Re: Much admired Uruguayan leader sets bad precedent (Letters, March 22) Gregory Hartnell doesn’t seem to understand the differences between sustainability, birth control and eugenics. In his letter, he encourages us to be confused about the words, too. The dictionary defines eugenics as “a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed.” While eugenics does usually imply a kind of forced population control, which sounds quite scary, examples of how it is practiced these days are quite varied. Arranged marriages, apartheid, the caste system and ethnic cleansing – all can be considered “code for eugenics.” Forced population control is very different from making abortion free, legal, safe and accessible. Why is it a surprise to anyone that “greens” are also in favour of legal, safe and accessible birth control? People are the biggest cause of climate change, so fewer (unwanted) children is one (and not the only) way to slow the environmental damage we are already causing in this world. Even if someone who is green happens to also be in favour of birth control, why is this an

issue? Making a statement like “green is code for eugenics” makes Mr. Hartnell sound like another right-wing, anti-abortion, anti-environmentalist from the U.S. Can’t you be a little more selective with your letters? Alan Johnson Victoria

blogging long enough to visit a polling station. Instead of printing paranoia, why not run some more photos of the abundant nature scenes around Victoria? Life is very beautiful when you get out and see it. Murray Sinclair Victoria

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Re: Much-admired Uruguayan leader sets bad precedent (Letters, March 22) For the third time in as many months, your newspaper has printed letters warning readers about the supposedly ominous Agenda 21, a voluntary, nonbinding environmental plan from the United Nations. Is your editorial section so desperate for content that it includes arguments that are the intellectual equivalent (using the term generously) of a 9/11 conspiracy theory? For context, in the recent Victoria federal byelection, Christian Heritage Party candidate Philip Ney included similar warnings about Agenda 21 in his platform, and received 0.49 per cent of the vote. And the 192 people who chose this last-place candidate likely include more than just those who put down their cheese-curl snacks and got away from their basement

There is a lot of talk about cutting sailings and raising fares by B.C. Ferries, but nothing about looking at cutting costs at their head office. There are too many vicepresidents and a huge public relations department that is totally unnecessary. Tourists can get all the info they need from the website or a travel agent. Frankly the highly trained and professional union employees could run the ferries without the interference of people at head office, many of whom have no experience in the field and

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Re: Urban speed limit reduction Before proceeding with changing the posted speed limits from 50 to 40 km/h, an inquiry into the cost of changing all the signage should be considered. As ballooning tax hikes are imminent with the new sewage project, paying more for this project as a taxpayer does not interest me. You can set the speed limit at whatever you want and if there isn’t proper enforcement nothing will change. The problem begins with enforcement and will end there. Christina Smith Saanich

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Chess players aged six to 80 are vying for top spot at this weekend’s seventh annual Grand Pacific Open tournament. The local contingent will be joined by numerous out-of-town players, taking the total number of competitors over the 100 mark. Surrey’s Tanraj Sohal, 15, winner of the B.C. Open championship last month, provides an example of where chess can take a young player. In January he was awarded a full ride scholarship to Webster University in St. Louis. Other players in the international field expected to challenge for the title include former B.C. champion Jack Yoos and current champ Butch Villavieja, both of Vancouver, and women’s Grandmaster Katerina Rohonyan from Redmond, Wash. Play begins at 6 p.m. today (March 29) and continues during the afternoon and evening on Saturday and Sunday. The final round happens Monday starting at 10 a.m. Spectators are welcome to attend this free event at the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St. For more information, visit grandpacificopen.pbworks. com.

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Easter breakfast helps foundation Easter Sunday breakfast will be served for the first time at the Kiwanis Willows Beach Tea Room this weekend.   It’s been a winter of innovation at the historic landmark of the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay, a season of Sunday breakfasts that will end April 7 with a projected $10,000 generated to benefit the Kiwanis Pavilion complex care facility. For six decades as only “On sunny a warm-weather facility, the Kiwanis Tea Room in days we serve over Willows Park began opening for winter Sunday 100 breakfasts.” breakfasts last January - Brian Beckett and the experiment has proven quite popular. “On sunny days we serve over 100 breakfasts – as many as 120 – in the three hours,” said Brian Beckett, acting chair of the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation. Wall-to-wall windows provide a panorama view of sea, beach front and park. “But on grey days we still have 70 or 80 here for breakfast,” Beckett said. Thermal windows – and now an upgraded electrical system allowing better heating in what was originally designed as a summer-use building – has broadened the enterprise horizon for Oak Bay Kiwanians and their associated boards. The Pavilion Foundation supports the 122-bed, dementiaspecializing Kiwanis Pavilion at 3034 Cedar Hill Rd., owned and operated by the Oak Bay Kiwanis Health Care Society. After the foundation serves its final regular breakfast on April 7, and following two cleanup weekends by club members, regular Tea Room operations by Oak Bay Kiwanis and community volunteers will begin April 27 for the five-month summer season at Willows Park, beside Beach Drive in Oak Bay. The Easter Sunday breakfast will be served March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon and includes a choice of two menus at $10 each.

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Get ready to walk to fight MS More than 600 people are expected to walk, run and roll their way along the Oak Bay waterfront April 14, helping raise money and awareness for the fight against multiple sclerosis. People living with MS themselves will be among those participating in the annual Scotiabank MS Walk. Others will be taking part in support of others or to remember loved ones. “Whether it’s for themselves, their mother, brother or friend, participants have many personal reasons to join in,” says Ashley Hodgins, manager of development, South & Central Vancouver Island Chapter of the MS Society of B.C. Her father is among those suffering from this disease of the central nervous system. “The energy at Willows Beach Park is exciting as people living

with MS every day feel the support of their friends, family and community in the effort to find a cure.” Participants can choose a three-kilometre, 6K or 9K route, all wheelchair/scooter accessible, and dogs on leashes are welcome. While fundraising is one of the primary goals of the annual event, it’s also an essential tool to help raise awareness of the disease and its impact on individuals and families. Most often diagnosed in young adults from 15 to 40, MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Canadians have one of the world’s highest rates of multiple sclerosis, which is also the most common neurological disease

affecting young adults in Canada. Every day, three people in this country are diagnosed with the disease. The MS Society, through such events as the annual Scotiabank MS Walk, May’s MS Awareness Month and July’s MS Bike Tour – the Cowichan Valley Grape Escape – raises money to fund research to find a cure. Proceeds also support local programs for people affected by MS that can help them maintain their quality of life and deal with the issues related to the disease. Initiatives include information and referral, supportive counselling, self-help and support groups, financial assistance and recreation and social programs. To register walk or for more information, call 250-388-6496 or visit online at


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Local jazz pianist has the world on a string Victoria jazz stalwart celebrates 90th birthday Kyle Wells News staff

From Jerry Bryant’s perspective the world is flat, and that’s just the way he’d like it to stay. The jazz pianist, vocalist and former educator, who turns 90 Monday, isn’t interested in any major highs or lows. He attributes his longevity to taking life on an even keel, appreciating all it has given him and constantly striving to learn. “It affects people differently,” said Bryant on the topic of age. “I guess my gift, the phenomenon, the miracle, seems to be my ability to be on new ground every day.” In celebration of this milestone, the Island Big Band, with which Bryant has played for about seven years, is getting together for a special birthday performance April 1 at Hermann’s Jazz Club.

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Jazz pianist and singer Jerry Bryant turns 90 years old on Monday, April 1, and he will be celebrating the occasion with the Island Big Band at a special performance at Hermann’s Jazz Club. Bryant started playing with the band after his wife, Cecilia, died in 2005 and he found himself in need of a purpose. He retired from teaching in 1983, after a long career as an educator in both the United States and Canada. His long list of achievements includes starting the jazz pro-

gram at Esquimalt High school. “This band turned out to be a kind of spiritual refuge and it’s growing into a beautiful thing,” Bryant said. “It’s spiritual nourishment, really. It’s everything I need to be spiritually healthy.” Music has been a part of Bryant’s life since the beginning.

Born on April Fool’s day in 1923 in Kansas City, his uncle was famous blues singer and rock and roll pioneer Big Joe Turner. Bryant grew up around musicians such as Oscar Peterson and Bill Haley, soaking in the music surrounding him. Even after a long lifetime of playing and teaching music, Bryant said he is still constantly learning. One of the reasons he joined the Big Band was to improve his sight reading, a skill in which, he confesses, he has never excelled. This desire to learn and grow is what Bryant believes keeps him feeling young. “I just want to stay and grow and learn how to read these charts and keep up with these guys. This is what’s making me look and appear to be cute and young. It’s a chance to try and keep up with these people.” Band trumpeter Bryn Badel said it’s an honour to have Bryant in the band. “As the bearer of the torch he’s handing it off to us,” Badel said. “It’s really important to pay tribute to that.

“The jazz tradition is really an oral tradition. … A lot of it’s handed down. The only way to learn it is to be in the moment, to live with guys like that day in and day out – and to learn from them.” Through all the music he has heard, a few pieces and musicians stand out for Bryant. He admires Count Basie as a musician, for his style of understatement. I’ve Got the World on a String by Harold Arlen, made famous by Cab Calloway and Frank Sinatra, is a favourite tune. Perhaps most appropriate is another favourite of Bryant’s, Duke Ellington’s I Guess I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So. “What I believe and what I love, it doesn’t have to be proclaimed from the highest tree loudly,” Bryant said. “To be privileged is to stay and support and be in the background. … I’m just lucky to be here.” Tickets for Jerry Bryant’s 90th Birthday Party are $10 and are available at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View St.). Show is at 8 p.m. • A9

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Stars shine in Love Letters Victoria’s Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is in the midst of a run of A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize nominated drama Love Letters. The show, which runs until March 30 at the McPherson Playhouse, stars Canadian Hollywood star Bruce Greenwood alongside Canadian television icon Janet Wright. Greenwood is known for his appearances in Star Trek, Double Jeopardy, The Core, Thirteen Days, Capote, Eight Below, Firehouse Dog and, most recently, alongside Denzel Washington in Flight. He has also played prominent roles in a trio of award winning Canadian films by Atom Egoyan: Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat. He is joined by Wright – star of stage, television and film – who has appeared at many of the major theatres across Canada including Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre and Ontario’s Stratford Festival. Two seasons ago she starred as Ma Joad in the Stratford Festival’s critically acclaimed production of The Grapes of Wrath. Though she is best known for her successful portrayal of Emma Leroy on CTV’s Corner Gas (2004-09), Wright has also appeared in many prominent films including Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Bordertown Café, and A Perfect Storm with

George Clooney. “I am delighted to be working again with two of my favourite actors,” said Brian Richmond, Blue Bridge artistic director and director of Love Letters. Having directed both Greenwood and Wright in a crosscountry tour of the Canadian Musical Cruel Tears in the mid-1970s, Richmond is an ardent fan of both Greenwood’s and Wright’s talents. “It is wonderful to have watched their work over the decades and to have an opportunity to work with them on this superb piece of writing,” he said. “Victoria audiences are in for a thrill,” Richmond added. “This is a rare opportunity to see two of our country’s finest actors rejoin their creative energies at the height of their careers.” Love Letters is at the McPherson Playhouse until March 30. Tickets can be purchased individually, or at a special price by buying a Blue Pass for two plays or more to the company’s upcoming season. For Blue Passes call the Blue Bridge office at 250-385-4462. For single tickets call the McPherson box office at 250-386-6121, go to or visit the McPherson box office in Centennial Square.

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They’re young, they’re fit, and they’re not worried about the field they’re up against. The Brad Jacobs rink from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., make up Team Canada at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship beginning tomorrow (March 30) at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. It’s their first time at the World Championships. They’re one of the youngest Canadian teams ever and they’re not pretending they’re a favourite just because they’re wearing the maple leaf. Canada’s first game of the roundrobin schedule is against China’s Rui Liu at 2 p.m. Saturday. “To be honest, we haven’t scouted the other teams. We feel like our biggest opponents are ourselves, we’re trying to play at 100 per cent. We’ve always looked at it that way, and we’ll continue to look at it that way for the rest of our lives.”

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Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs, right, and third Ryan Fry discuss a shot during the final of the 2013 Brier Canadian championship. Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud, which won silver at the 2010 Olympics. Though a lot of the teams here for Worlds competed in the Classic in Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre last week, the Jacobs rink was back to the grindstone. The team only arrived in Victoria yes-

terday, by way of Sault Ste. Marie, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria. In fact, since winning the Brier on March 10, it’s been a mad rush to get ready. “We thought about asking past champions (for advice), but never got around to it, we’ve been too

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is down to 6,500 seats with its current curling configuration. Round-robin play runs to Thursday, with the top four teams advancing to the page playoffs. The goldmedal game is 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. TSN will broadcast the round-robin and playoff games live.

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Jacobs, 27, is the youngest Canadian to skip at the world championship since Kevin Martin was 24 in 1991. Vice-skip and third Ryan Fry is 34, second E.J. Harnden is 29 and lead Ryan Harnden is 26. Even their alternate Matt Dumontelle is only 28. “We’re more concerned with what the rocks are going to be doing. Really, the opponents are out there to help you to read the ice and help you make your shots.” Three of the foursome have represented Northern Ontario at the Brier the past five years but it wasn’t until they added Fry at third that they managed to win the 2013 Brier in Edmonton earlier this month. “This is our first time wearing the maple leaf on the back. Once we put the clothes on for practice, we’ll feel like what it is to be Team Canada and what it stands for.” Canada faces a fierce field, with teams such as Scotland’s two-time world champion David Murdoch, which lost to Canada’s Randy Ferbey rink in a riveting 2005 Men’s World final, also played in Victoria; Sweden’s Niklas Edin, which won the Victoria Curling Classic in an equally tough field last week; and

busy,” Jacobs said. “After the brier it was back to work, practice, gym, supper and then bed.” Results from this week’s Worlds will help define the field for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The top seven finishers from this year’s and last year’s World Championships will go to Sochi, as well as two more teams from an upcoming qualifying event in December.







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Senior A is meant to be competitive and the Phantoms want to win. Not just any player can make the cut, even if it doesn’t make Lou-Poy popular with every player who wants to be a Phantom. Then again, no coach ever is. Nor is Lou-Poy running some sort of dictatorship. After a few years with Lou-Poy at the helm, the team made the decision to self coach themselves. It lasted one year, and they asked him back. Since Lou-Poy became involved in 2008-09 the Phantoms have been to provincials three times and won it twice, in 2009 and 2010. The game plan with two lines is simple. “We have to play very carefully, and we can only get away playing the way we do because we have very smart players,” Lou-Poy said. “We try to slow the game down. We try to create lots of faceoffs. Anything to get a break. It was a tough go for us this season and it’s remarkable that we did this well.”

Big season from little program Travis Paterson News staff

The Victoria Phantoms senior A women’s hockey team recently stamped a solid ending to a most precarious season in the South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League. Despite taking a team of just 11 players, with two forward lines, the Phantoms finished third at provincials, tying the eventual champions Kamloops Vibe in Game 1 but losing to the Richmond Devils 2-1 in the semifinal. (Victoria won 11-4 over Simon Fraser University in Game 2.) In the fallout, coach John LouPoy is hoping the team can use the upcoming offseason as a time to recruit a few extra bodies for next year. “Going to provincials with two lines is, nobody does that, it’s insane, you can’t expect to win any games with two lines,” LouPoy said. “Obviously it would be great to have as many women out as possible to tryouts in September. Senior A is very high level hockey and the Island is a hotbed of talent for this level of playing, but getting the players to commit is

Sharks are VHL champs

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Victoria Phantoms Pam Lou-Poy, middle, takes a shot at Simon Fraser University’s goalie Lea Lewis and checked by Sam Schivler, left, at Archie Browning Sports Centre last month. challenging.” School, careers, travel and mothering all make it hard on young women to commit, he said. Plus, senior A women’s hockey (ages 19 and up) tends to fly under the radar in B.C., and it’s no differ-

ent in Greater Victoria. Because the number of senior A caliber players is limited in here, Lou-Poy, who has coached the team four of the past five seasons, is saddled with some tough decisions. (Also threatening the team’s future is

the recent disbandment of the South Island Breakers midget AAA team, for girls aged 16 to 18. There has often been as many as eight or nine Breakers graduates playing on the Phantoms in a year, with five this season.)

The Sharks are Victoria Hockey League champions for 2012-13. Chad Linger, Tyler Tachnyk and Ben King scored to lift the Sharks to a 3-1 win over the Lions on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the best-of-five VHL playoff final. Goalie Dave Brumby was named the Sharks’ playoff MVP. Lions’ forward Clayton Lainsbury, a Victoria Salsa alumnus from 2003-04, led all playoff scorers with seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 12 games.

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DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

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OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the March 28 April 3 edition of Real Estate Victoria

316 Raynor, $474,900

4016 Rainbow Hill, $739,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

3-1880 Chandler, $599,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

306-75 Songhees, $698,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

2632 Mt Stephen, $549,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

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Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

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Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216

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pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Rusen, 250-384-8124

pg. 10

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

1054 Colville Rd.,

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 7

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

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

pg. 13

pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Saturday & Sunday 10-1 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301 pg. 18

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

16-1893 Prosser, $394,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Barbara Ronald 250 744-8211

pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

pg. 13

407-2881 Peatt Rd, $314,900 pg. 15

pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

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Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

5657 Sooke Rd., $979,900 pg. 15

Saturday 2:30-4 RE/MAX Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250-478-9600

9490 Eastbrook Dr pg. 13

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun David Silletta, 250-744-3301

pg. 24

pg. 23

2367 Tanner Ridge, $859,000 pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Roy Stevenson, 250-477-7291

2883 Cudlip Rd., $399,000 pg. 15

626 Bradley Dyne Rd, $649,900 pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Charles Murray, 250-812-8983

pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

3022 Miner, $509,900

pg. 14

301-4529 West Saanich

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rich Humphries 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

2380 Alta Vista Pl, $699,000 pg. 5

538 Meredith Cres, $432,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

pg. 18

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $550,000

3648 Doncaster Dr, $849,000 pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Monday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301 Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Claire Yoo, 250-384-8124

19-300 Six Mile Rd, $385,000

pg. 15

Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

4275 Parkside Cres, 569,900 pg. 10

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing, 250-360-7387

5410 Fowler, $549,900

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476

pg. 5

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-516-7772

1-9901 Third St, $524,000

8675 Ebor Terr, $679,800

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600

1015 Braeburn Ave.

2227 Edgelow St.

1619 Hybury Pl, $549,000

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pg. 7

12-3255 Rutledge

Saturday 1:30-2:30 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 18

672 Strandlund Ave, $334,900

112 & 110-1505 Church Ave. pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

207-2732 Matson Rd, $234,900 pg. 14

7931 Larkvale Rd., $499,900

768 Piedmont Dr., $595,000

1-3211 Shelley St, $374,900

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-744-3301

Sunday 12-2 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

pg. 13

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

1287 Tattersall Dr, $637,000 pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Vicky Turner 250 592-4422

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

644 Baxter Ave, $609,900

Saturday 12-2 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

pg. 8

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

114-1110 Willow St.

5 Gorge Rd E., $419,000

207-2520 Wark St, $204,900

pg. 7

1801 Laval Ave, $449,888

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

pg. 6

101 Kiowa Pl., $1,199,950

11-4318 Emily Carr Dr, $519,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

308-1450 Beach Dr., $399,000 pg. 10

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Vicky Turner 250 592-4422

Sunday 12-2 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

987 Falkland Rd., $899,900

814-160 Wilson St, $284,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

pg. 7

303-625 Admirals Rd, $179,900 pg. 10

pg. 1

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

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

1590 Ash Rd, $1,099,000

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald, 250-479-3333

204-837 Selkirk Ave, $286,900

449 Victoria Ave., $799,900

204-1715 Richmond Ave., $269,900

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

pg. 5

110 Beach Dr., $799,900

109-11 Cooperage, $679,900

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 23

1052 Colville Rd.,

pg. 3

1995 Fairfield, $699,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mark Imhoff, 250-590-1775

Monday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jean Thorndycraft, 250-896-4580

556 Heatherdale

1194 Foxridge, $700,000

1787 Bay St, $449,888

1494 Fairfield

Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

pg. 11

104-2608 Prior St, $299,900

3-833 Princess, $399,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Saturday 1-4 One Flat Fee Mayur Arora 250 813-1960

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

304-320 Menzies St, $302,000

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

2-1004 DeCosta, $610,000

628 Cornwall, $598,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

Friday & Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 3

401-525 Broughton St, $389,000

107-2930 Cook St, $324,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

202-1040 Rockland, $249,900 pg. 11

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas) Saturday - Tuesday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

1026 Tillicum, $489,900

1741 Patly, $1,224,000 pg. 6

Saturday - Sunday 1-4 Sotheby’s International James Leblanc, 250-812-7212

pg. 10

305-409 Swift, $329,900 pg. 6

week beginning March 2013 Page 21 Friday, March 29,28, 2013 - OAK BAY NEWS

pg. 8

2983 Dornier Rd.

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Don Burnham, 250-516-1510

741 Bexhill Rd, $509,900

500 Corfield St., $349,000

Daily 12-4 (closed Good Friday) DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 18

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX of Nanaimo John Cooper, 1-866-956-6228

pg. 20


OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, March 29, 2013 • A15

Free smoke alarms for Victoria residents Oak Bay, Esquimalt lack similar programs Daniel Palmer News staff

The Victoria Fire Department is offering free smoke alarms to residents as part of a provincewide push to protect every home in B.C. Last year, a study by the University of the Fraser Valley and Surrey Fire Services revealed almost 70 per cent of B.C. homes involved in fires did not have functioning smoke alarms. The study also showed three quarters of 663 fire-related deaths across Canada were the result of smoke alarms that never sounded. Victoria began implementing the program at the same time as Saanich last October, while Langford has been providing free smoke alarms for more than five years. “We carry smoke alarms on every engine and in all of our duty vehicles,” said Langford Deputy Fire Chief Kerry Zado. “Whenever we respond to a call, we make sure to never leave the house until it has a working smoke alarm in it.” Esquimalt and Oak Bay fire departments do not have free smoke alarm programs, but both departments said they respond to residents who request



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Assorted 6 Pack Limit 6 Total

350–400g or Tassimo Drink Discs 42–475g Selected Excludes Tassimo Caramel Macchiato Limit 6 Total

On Sale

On Sale







1kg Limit 6 Total


On Sale



EARLY BIRD Specials in effect Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 7am–11am IN-STORE PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY

BC Fresh Halibut Fillets $13.56/lb

On Sale



Per 100g


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Halibut pricing in effect until Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013





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Oak Bay News, March 29, 2013  

March 29, 2013 edition of the Oak Bay News

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