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Colwood committee says no to proposed density increase Kyle Wells News staff

Colwood’s planning and land use committee sent the developers of a parcel of Royal Bay land back to the drawing board after an application to significantly increase the number of dwellings allowed on 467 Royal Bay Drive. The application was unanimously opposed by the committee at a May 21 meeting. The application will now have to revamped by the developer in conjunction with city staff and residents. “When developers come in that are not from the community and don’t know, sometimes it takes a bit of a learning curve,” said committee chair Coun. Shari Lukens. “I think there’s a new sense of how do we get to ‘yes’ and compromise on both sides.” In 2006 council issued a development permit for the property allowing 38 units. The numbered company that currently owns the land sought to build six buildings containing 55 attached townhouses and 15 residential apartments, for a total of 70 units. The zoning amendment would have seen the density increase from 37 units per hectare to 49.7 units per hectare. One building, fronting Royal Bay Drive, was planned to hold 30 townhouse units and 15 apartments. Ian Pattullo a Promenade Crescent resident who attended the meeting, said all the homeowners in area have known since 2006 that buildings are going up, views will be at least partially blocked and the density of the area will increase. What they object to is the increase from the original plan and the intrusiveness of the Royal Bay Drive building. “They’re not dealing with any of us in good faith. … Our concerns have been ignored,” Pattullo said. He believes the developers need to increase the density in order to recoup costs. The fact city staff recommended the changes also gives Pattullo concern. PlEASE SEE: Residents voice concerns, Page A8

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Bear Mountain is up for sale, as current owners HSBC look to find a new long -term owner for the development. HSBC planned all along to sell the development, after acquiring it three years ago in the wake of original owner Len Berries’ removal as CEO and the bank’s acquisition of the development. Colliers International has been hired to find a buyer for

the resort, the price tag for which has not been revealed. At the time of Len Berries’ removal, the resort owed HSBC $250 million. Bear Mountain Holdings CEO Gary Cowan said the rezoning applications now with the City of Langford will continue. Rezoning is part of a plan to remove nine holes of golf to make way for more low density housing, a strategy owners say is key to the future of the development but has seen opposition from a group of Bear Mountain homeowners. “We anticipate that process will take some time and therefore it allows us some time to

move ahead with the marketing and attempt to bring a new owner into the process.” Cowan said homeowners on Bear Mountain will see no change and the sale is the right move at the right time. “We feel that the time is right now to introduce a new long-term owner who is going to make the commitments going forward and that will be positive for the community of Bear Mountain,” Cowan said. “We’re excited about the future for Bear Mountain. … It’s a good time to capitalize on Bear Mountain’s next stage of growth.”

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A quick tap of a screen can now define words, identify wildlife and answer questions in a second. The Sooke School District is working on a plan to bring tablet computers into all the elementary, middle and high schools in the area. “We are rolling out the iPad strategy in the next two years,” said School District 62 superintendent Jim Cambridge. Students often carry heavy knapsacks loaded with textbooks, but soon they may have the option to trade in the weight for a small tablet computer with all the textbooks downloaded onto it. While tablet computers may be the way of the future SD 62, Cambridge is quick to point out there will always be a place for books in the schools. “We want personalized education. Some kids need three books open in front of them covered in sticky notes to learn. If we made all students use iPads, that would be standardized learning, not personalized,” he said. Some students already have access to tablets at the schools, but Cambridge said more will be added to each school. Belmont secondary school has some blended learning classes that act as a cross between distance learning and a traditional classroom. Students in these classes already have the option to use electronic text books or paper ones. “Some kids learn better by handwriting, everybody has their ability learn in their own style,” Cambridge said. “Books are important

n Two new high schools are to open in September 2015 in the Sooke School District – one to replace Belmont secondary and the other to be built in Royal Bay. n With technology improving at a rapid rate and prices fluctuating, technology will be the last thing purchased. “The libraries in the new schools will probably look different from the Belmont library, it will be a learning commons,” said superintendent Jim Cambridge, explaining there will be more open spaces with large tables where students can work on projects together.

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Superintendent Jim Cambridge is excited the Sooke School District is bringing more tablet computers into the school, but said books will always have a place in the education system too. they are something that will be a part of out future hopefully forever.” All of the assignments are online and the students can login and work at their own pace. “I thought all the students would use the computers, but some prefer the books because they say they get distracted by Facebook,” Cambridge said. “It just depends on the kids.”

At this point the school district is undecided on what brand of computers to invest in, “It’s not the hardware that’s important.” Cambridge enjoys taking his own iPad with him and showing different apps from Myscript Calculator, which is popular with the students. He can doodle math problems with his finger on the screen and the question is solved in seconds.

Books on tablet have functions that aren’t possible on a traditional textbook. In an electronic version, Cambridge showed how a student can highlight a word on the page and up pops the definition. “Why use a thesaurus when you can just click on the word and find six other options for ‘rent,’” he said.

n Yellowridge Construction will build the new Belmont secondary school near Glen Lake. “This is a huge leap forward to getting these schools built- a testament of our hard work,” said board of education chair Wendy Hobbs. “Now we can focus on the design, look and functionality of the new Belmont.” Construction is expected to begin this summer for the school to open in September 2015. The final build/design team for the Royal Bay school is scheduled to be chosen in late June.

Victoria school board opts to send needs budget Natalie North News staff

Trustees on the Greater Victoria Board of Education took a different tack to their advocacy, by demonstrating what they would be able to provide with a five per cent funding increase. Traditionally, the board supplies the ministry of education with a balanced budget given funds available, and one “needs budget,” an outline of the cost of providing for all of the district’s needs. This year, trustees wrote the advocacy budget with

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district’s underlying structural deficit of about $8 million annually. The 2013-14 needs budget additions total $5,818,261 and will be sent to the as-yet unnamed provincial minister of education. Last year’s needs budget of an additional $48.5 million reflected priorities brought forward by consultation with stakeholder groups, including union representatives. The board passed a 2013-14 operating budget of $195,672,515 in April. That figure includes a surplus balance of $16,483 to be carried forward and applied to the 2014-15 structural deficit.

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Bike to Work week races on Support stations set for Langford and View Royal Kyle Wells News staff

Bike to Work Week continues to promote the cheaper, healthier and more environmentally friendly mode of transportation until Sunday, June 2. On the West Shore, there will be Celebration Stations, featuring snacks, tuneups and support, at Victoria General Hos-

pital today (Wednesday) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday at the Crossroads Park in Langford from 4 to 6 p.m. As a precursor to the week, last Tuesday organizers held a Commuter Challenge to see whether a car or a bicycle is the fastest mode of transportation to and from various points in the region. Starting out from Langford, former Olympic cyclist Nathael Sagard took on Langford councillor Matt Sahlstrom. Sagard, on the bike, lost to the Sahlstrom, who arrived at the corner of Fort and Blanshard

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Songs of Youth and Childhood, featuring the singers and musicians of Gordon United will take the stage May 31. Funds raised will benefit the Langford Community Dinner project and Gordon United Church. Concert starts at 7 p.m. May 31 at 935 Goldstream Ave. Admission by donation.

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Auxilliary cops on the money Kyle Wells News staff

You might not be able to use it in a vending machine, but for auxiliary constable Trevor Absolon a newly minted commemorative coin is priceless. Absolon’s nationally winning coin design was unveiled at the West Shore RCMP detachment on Thursday, May 23. Absolon was presented with the first minted coin, numbered ‘001’ and honoured during a ceremony featuring RCMP brass, Absolon’s fellow auxiliary constables and local dignitaries. The non-circulation commemorative coin features a pair of male and female auxiliary constables flanked by officers performing a variety of duties they commonly take on in their role. One is directing traffic, another is helping out a person in a wheelchair, while another is patrolling the community on a bicycle, a personal favourite task for Absolon. “The auxiliary program’s been a great program,” Absolon said.

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West Shore RCMP auxiliary constable Trevor Absolon displays the first minted commemorative coin celebrating 50 years of the auxiliary program. “The different things I’ve seen and done, the people I’ve met, the new experiences. … I can’t think of anything quite as exciting and fulfilling.”

Absolon has been with the auxiliary force for two years and has a day job working as a

bylaw enforcement officer with the Songhees First Nation. With some graphic art experience, Absolon just thought he’d try his hand at the contest, with no serious ambitions to win. “I thought ‘I like doing artistic things, I’ve got some skills, I’ll just try,’” Absolon said. “It was fun, it was a good project to work on and it’s a nice piece to keep. Hopefully it’ll stay around in my family and we’ll display it somewhere. It was a bit of an honour.” The main challenge was trying to represent all the auxiliary program does in one coin, Absolon said. “The auxiliary program is incredibly diverse, so how do you come up with one design that encompasses all the different aspects of the program?” Absolon said. “The only way to really show how diverse the program is is to show all the different activities people do and even so you couldn’t capture all of them.” kwells@goldstream


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The City of Langford hereby gives public notce of its intenton to close NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE and dispose of a porton of road, shown in heavy outline in Schedule ‘A’ below, known as Mary Ellen Place, which was dedicated as highway by Plan 7235.

The City of Langford hereby gives public notice of its intention to close The 840m² of MaryinEllen Place intended to be and dispose of a (9,042 portionf²)ofporton road, shown heavy outline in Schedule ‘A’ as highway dedicaton and disposed will be considered by below,removed known as Mary Ellen Place, which wasofdedicated as highway by Plan 7235. the Council of the City of Langford at its regular meetng at the City Hall, The 840m² (9,042 portion ofAvenue, Mary Ellen Place intended be removed 877ft²) Goldstream on Monday June 17 thto , 2013 at 3rd Floor, as highway dedication andconsider disposed willafected be considered by the Council 7:00pm. Persons who theyofare by the Bylaw will be of the provided City of Langford at its to regular meeting at thetoCity Hall,at3rd an opportunity make representatons Council theFloor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, on Monday June 17th, 2013 at 7:00pm. meetng, or by delivering a writen submission to the Corporate Ofcer Persons who consider theydate. are affected by the Bylaw will be provided an opby 4:00 pm on that portunity to make representations to Council at the meeting, or by deliverThe Citysubmission of Langford to intends to transfer Officer the closed of on road to date. ing a written the Corporate by porton 4:00 pm that Geof the owner of thetoabutng (990 portion and 991 of Mary The City of Reid, Langford intends transferpropertes the closed road to Ellen Place) for $40,000. Geoff Reid, the owner of the abutting properties (990 and 991 Mary Ellen Place) for $40,000. Schedule ‘A’ Schedule ‘A’


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Needs budget seems needless For large organizations, creating a wish list can sometimes be a good exercise to help with goal-setting and determining future direction. In the case of the Greater Victoria School District, the exercise has become an annual event that indicates what the district could accomplish with more funding from government. In the years since dramatic cuts to the education ministry budget forced many districts to do the same, school trustees around B.C. have had to balance district budgets with lower than historic levels of funding from the province. To be fair, the needs-based budget, as the Victoria trustees call their wish list, accurately reflects the difficulties that board has in balancing its budget. But with no signs on the horizon that districts will receive significant financial relief from the province, using staff and trustee time to assemble such fantasy budgets and submit them to the minister of education seems a large waste of precious resources. Similar to department heads in a medium to large-sized private company, administrators at every school in the district must submit their own budgets. And if the overall numbers don’t work, the managers get sent back to find more savings. Using the needs budget as a subtle reminder to government that more money would be put to good use has become a tired show of political will that most taxpayers would rather do without. Making education of our children a motherhood issue is fine when there’s plenty of resources to go around. But with B.C.’s economy still stumbling along – a scenario created by far more forces than the provincial government – more education funding from government could only mean higher taxes for all of us. Many people are struggling to make ends meet these days and doing their best to get through this tough financial time. We expect the same approach from school trustees and ask that they stop acting like dreamers waiting to win the lottery jackpot. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to




Island can learn from world events Good news came recently from a This is a bad time to win an elecgreen-policy zone where the intertion. Ten years from now, NDP-ers connections are easy to see. The may feel happy that they lost this attempt to clear trafficone. clogged roads, and save B.C. Libs have gained money spent on roadthe right to wrestle with crash policing and dirty-air problems that arguably healthcare, has marked a cannot be solved in the small but solid achievepresent state of knowlment in Vancouver. edge. Under successive NDP Consider fracking, and Liberal governments, dislodging natural gas TransLink, the Lower locked into deep down Mainland transportation shale by forcing chemauthority, has coaxed peoical-loaded water 6,000 feet underground. G.E. Mortimore ple to drive less and ride transit more. Will the harm to clean Think about it The payoff for improved air and water outweigh transit is that among the jobs and profits? young people aged 16 to 19, the The governments of France number who hold driver’s licences and Bulgaria think so. They have dropped from 60 per cent to 50 per banned fracking. Both are winecent 2010 to 2011, and from 90 to 80 making nations. Imagine square percent among those aged 20 to 29. kilometres of raw mud bubbling up Finland is trying to achieve simiamong the grapes in the vineyards. lar results. Living next to the Soviet But fracking is already happening in B.C. Political pressure is on to Union, Finland learned to duck in and out of its neighbour’s cumbergrow it into a large export industry. some centrally directed economy, Should we bull ahead and take a and supply Russia with fast-built chance? Will there be any profits at items such as lightweight icea time when natural-gas prices are breaker ships. volatile, dancing up and down? Now Finland – the world’s leadNobody knows. Policy will be ing tech-savvy nation – is doing a based on guesses. The worst-case test in downtown Helsinki of a dialoutcome is a fouled-up landscape a-bus system, with new software and heavier debt. and increasing numbers of small Various kinds of political-ecovariable-route taxi-buses. nomic fancy-dancing arguably In 2015 we should learn how should be interwoven together, from logging and mining reorganiza- well the Helsinki system works to make people feel comfortable ridtion, to transport, to healthcare.

ing transit, cool down their love for cars, and drive for pleasure or from necessity rather than from habit. You have to keep a critical eye on the planning. Curitiba, Brazil, has made a name as a transit paradise. Its spokes-of-a-wheel busways and smart-loading tubes whisk people around rapidly. Transit ridership is high. Good planning and politics, right? Not necessarily. Some Curitiba people take a darker view. They see miserable wages and fat profit-taking by developer-politicians who own property bordering on transit routes. Vancouver Island can learn from events elsewhere in the world. Beyond such empty slogans as “free-enterprise government,” the job here is to make several mutually-reinforcing things happen at the same time, from lumber and mining efficiency to fair distribution of resources, to smart transit. Vancouver has made a start. Vancouver Island moved toward its own development plan when First Nations and regional districts acquired ownership of the E&N Railway. Could train-builder Siemens or Bombardier be invited in to manufacture and try out rolling-stock made from B.C. aluminum, VictoriaAlberni-Courtenay, while the railway is upgraded step-by-step? • G.E. Mortimore is a longtime columnist with the Goldstream News Gazette.

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Dispatching old dog patch biases

The West Shore is a vibrant etly snicker about the West Shore in the back rooms of and thriving community, outfancy downtown shining its Victoria private clubs have and Saanich neighprobably not visbours in spite of the ited the West Shore insistence by some in 20 years. That’s still giving it the old, a shame because nasty and unkind they are missing “Dog Patch” label. out on an extraorJealously and envy dinary community are probably what full of life, expandrives those views, sion, growth and but what those peovitality coming into ple should be focusDan Spinner its own. ing on is collaboraWest Shore With an avertion and cooperaChamber age age of 38 and tion amongst all our the fastest popumunicipalities. lation growth in B.C., the Marketing lesson 101: TryWest Shore is in fact rapidly ing to strengthen your own becoming the economic brand and convince yourself engine of the Capital Region. you are still great by putting Stay tuned for big news on down others, is in fact, a sign high tech industries comof a decaying and weakening ing to the West Shore. High brand. Those who still qui-

tech and other industries are coming to take advantage not only of lower commercial real estate costs, but also the attractive lower cost of family homes and the multiple new family amenities. Whether it is marine tech, defence tech or the many other kinds of high tech, staff retention is crucial and the West Shore presents a sure opportunity for these firms. Bursting with new businesses and new facilities especially for families and youth, the West Shore is an inviting and welcoming place. It’s a place where we all want to see one another succeed and where we are all committed to a healthy community – be it the wilderness pleasures of the Highlands, the rural peacefulness of Metchosin

or the booming urban centres of Langford, Colwood and View Royal. In fact, the smart money is investing in the West Shore, starting businesses and moving out to a better lifestyle, while others still hang on to outdated views and are missing out on tremendous opportunities. It’s time to give up the old downtown biases about the West Shore and come and participate in the healthy success, creativity and innovation of one of Canada’s fastest growing regions. And, hey, you might even make some money and enjoy yourself at the same time. It’s no longer the Dog Patch; it’s the Cat’s Meow. Dan Spinner is CEO of the WestShore Chamber of Commerce

LETTERS Pedestrian highway crossing a Consider speed-reduction critical interchange piece improvements for Goldstream Closing the intersection at Spencer Road and the Trans Canada Highway before building a pedestrian overpass is, I feel, a very ill-conceived move. This will be a major obstacle for older folks, and those who use mobility scooters as their means of transportation. The Ministry of Transportation must be convinced to build a pedestrian overpass, as a top priority, at this intersection. Joan Knowles Langford

Walking along Goldstream Avenue near where it runs into the highway is already challenging most mornings with commuters rushing off to work and there being no sidewalks on either side of the road. The playground zone speed limit near Shelby is largely ignored, yet this popular swimming hole will have drastically increased traffic flow just as the weather warms up and park usage increases when Goldstream replaces Spencer Road as the exit of choice for many up-island

commuters. Increased enforcement by police is only a temporary fix at best. Langford should either install speed bumps (as other neighbouring municipalities do, with no apparent reduction in response time for emergency vehicles) or should delay the interchange opening until the whole thing is finished, including a south bound exit ramp at Leigh Road. Unfortunately, I think this rush to eliminate the “road to nowhere” moniker is going to result in serious injury or even fatal consequences. R. Partridge Langford

In defense of guest columnist Gwyn Morgan I write today to defend the reputation of Gwyn Morgan, one of Canada’s top businessmen and a Victoria resident. Gwyn wrote a column prior to the election that encouraged us to vote Liberal for economic reasons. The thesis was that our quality of life, including needed environmental improvements, depends on good jobs and a strong economy. I thought the column was excellent and asked that it be published. After the election, the News Gazette published a Letter to the Editor disparaging

Gwyn and complaining that the column should not have been run (Letters, May 17). In particular the writer pilloried Gwyn for SNC-Lavalin’s bribery scandal. I have known Gwyn for a long time. He is a fine upstanding man. His columns run regularly in the Globe and Mail. I think he is the best business columnist we have in Canada today. As an engineer, not a financier, Gwyn built the biggest oil and gas company in Canada. He has also served on numerous boards of directors, one of which was

SNC-Lavalin, a worldwide engineering and construction company based in Montreal. SNC has 33,000 employees and does $8 billion of business each year. On Gwyn’s watch as chairman of the board SNC was found to have been paying bribes to get business. Top executives were let go. I have served on boards, though none the size of SNC. Almost all information comes to boards from company executives. If they don’t tell directors the truth and if company auditors, who randomly sample past

invoices and payments don’t catch a problem, boards don’t either. Gwyn didn’t step down when the scandal broke. He stayed on and led the cleanup of the company. In my view, executives like Gwyn should be praised, not slandered. David Black Oak Bay Editor’s note: David Black is the owner of Black Press, publisher of the Goldstream News Gazette and more than 190 other publications across North America.

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CITY OF COLWOOD CITY OF COLWOOD OFBYLAW NO. 1446 ROADNOTICE CLOSURE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Councilwill of hold the aCity of Colwood proposes to NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Citythe of Colwood meeting to afford the public an opportunityadopt to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters in the following proposed the “City Centre (Jerome Road and Colwood Crescent) Highway Closure bylaw at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the COUNCIL at CITY HALL, 3300 Wishartto Road, and Disposal Bylaw No. 1446, 2012”CHAMBERS during the Regular Council Meeting be held Colwood, B.C.inonthe Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. COUNCIL CHAMBERS at CITY HALL, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, B.C. on MONDAY, MAY 28TH 2012 at 7:00 P.M. The bylaw provides for stopping up and closing

“COLWOOD LAND USE BYLAW, 1989, TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 132 (CD21 ZONE - 333 WALE ROAD), to traf c portions of Jerome Road and Colwood Crescent right of ways, shown outlined BYLAW NO. 1509, 2013”.

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subjectofroads by public c will in wayUse be Bylaw affected by the commercial proposed partial The general purpose proposed Bylaw vehicular No. 1509 istraf to amend theno Land by adding uses includinghighway offices, retail, personalremovals. service establishments, indoor recreation and live-work studios as dedication permitted uses under the Comprehensive Development 21 (CD21) Zone. These changes are intended to facilitate mixed-use development on CD21-zoned lands. The subject text amendment bylaw pertains to the property located at 333 Wale Road as shown in dark, bold outline on the map below and more particularly described as: Lot 1, Section 1, Esquimalt District, Plan 8192, except that Part in Plan 24442.

Speaking their mind is something Greater Victoria high school students enjoy doing, if the results of the inaugural Royal Oak Rotary Club public speaking competition are any measure. Finalists Ian Webber of S.J. Willis alternative school, Tamiko Sianen of Mount Douglas secondary and Alysha Rose of Stelly’s secondary, who go head-to-head tomorrow (May 30) at Spectrum Community School, are the cream of the crop among more than 100 students who presented their thoughts on a variety of topics at schoolbased and semifinal showdowns. Competition co-ordinator John Saunders, a retired university professor and current Rotary member, expected a handful of local schools to take him up on the request seeking students for this new event. Saunders was pleasantly surprised when 11 schools, eight in the Greater Victoria district and three in the Saanich district, took him up on the offer. The cash prizes of $1,000 for the winner, $750 for the runner-up and $500 for the thirdplace finisher were likely good motivators. The quality of many presentations has been stunning, he added. “When I sat in on the preliminary contest at Claremont, which had 14 students, some of them were exceptional,” he said. “I think the finals are going to be spectacular – I can just imagine what the top-notch students will do.” At the school level, students had a list of 12 topics to choose from. The 11 semifinalists picked from a list of eight, and finalists have five options, with just five days to prepare. The finals are open to the public and get underway at 6 p.m. A ticketed fundraiser dinner, Th catered by the Spectrum culinary arts program, H follows the event. th

Residents voice concern over application plans Continued from Page A1

Any person, who considers that their interests may be affected by the proposed bylaw may make representation to Council either in person during the meeting to be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., or in the form of correspondence submitted prior A copy of the proposed bylaw and other related material may be inspected at City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, the said Colwood, B.C.tobetween theCouncil hours ofmeeting. 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except statutory

holidays, from Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, to and including Monday, June 10th, 2013. For further information copy of the proposedat bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, please contactAthe Planning Department 250-478-5999.

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Alan Haldenby, except statutory holidays. The bylaw will also be posted for viewing on the City of Director of Planning Colwood’s website:

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“Staff did recommend to the planning department fo they move forward with bylaw amendments, and that’s a scary thought,” Pattullo said. di “We didn’t feel as a community that the planning ne department was as open to talking to us as they co seemed to be to talking to the developer. I think co that process needs to change.” About 160 members of the public attended the M meeting and many spoke against the proposal. C “In the end, not everybody is going to be happy,” Lukens said. “We try to do the best that we can, the right thing for the community, and to keep us moving forward and committed to what many of us campaigned on, and that was to get more development in Colwood, increase the density in some areas.” The application also included a contribution of $3,000 per unit to the Community Amenity Reserve Fund, a standard aspect of development. Contributions of $500 per unit each would also have gone towards affordable housing, public art and beautification. Lukens anticipates a new proposal could come before committee in six to eight weeks.

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PRESENTATION OF 2012 ANNUAL REPORT Jennifer Walinga, member of the 1992 women’s Olympic gold medal rowing team, will be inducted into two halls of fame this year.

Please take notice that the Annual Report for the District of Highlands will be available for viewing at the Municipal Office on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 1980 Millstream Road during regular business hours, 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays. It may also be viewed on the District’s website at

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Former rower doubles the fame


team,” she explained. ears fill Jennifer WalIn 1991 Walinga’s teams won inga’s eyes as she holds both events at the World Rowher gift of a gold medal. ing Championships in Vienna Moments earlier where they set a world standing at the record unbroken for Esquimalt Lagoon, the next 20 years. Walinga beamed “I can’t remember with excitement the time, but it was recapping her life bloody fast,” she said as a rower for Team with a laugh. Canada. During the world “For two years we championships Walwere indomitable, it inga pushed through was a stronger-thanback troubles to comthe-sum-of-parts type of thing. It Charla Huber pete, causing permanent injury. was magical,” said Reporting “I raced when I the director of the shouldn’t have, I School of Commudidn’t understand how much nications and Culture at Royal damage I could do,” Walinga Roads University. “As individusaid. als we weren’t that strong, but Spare rower Kay Worthington together as a combination we replaced her at the Olympics were unstoppable.” and Walinga watched from the Walinga and teammates sidelines as her team domiKirsten Barnes, Brenda Taylor nated and won both events. and Jessica Monroe-Gonin met “I knew they were going to be in 1988 and formed the team in fine, I was worried I would let 1990. them down,” Walinga said. “I did Walinga held the stroke position in both the fours and eights worry I would be jealous if they won, but I wasn’t.” coxless teams. A month after the Games, the “I sat at the stern and set the athletes were reunited for rower pace and the rhythm for the

Andy Crosby’s wedding. “Brenda (Taylor) came to me and said ‘I got something for you.’ I thought it was shampoo I left in the room or something like a shirt,” recalled Walinga. Instead, her teammate handed her one of the two gold medals she had been awarded. Walinga declined but Taylor wouldn’t take no for an answer insisting Walinga had earned it too. “At the Olympics for curling or basketball, everyone on the team gets a medal, but not for rowing. Only the people in the boat get one,” said Walinga, wiping tears from her eyes. Walinga and her teammates, all of whom still live on the West Coast, will be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame for the 1992 women’s Olympic gold medal coxless four rowing team at a ceremony in Toronto on June 7. Walinga, who lives in Cadboro Bay, will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame in her hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, Oct. 16. She plans to attend both events.

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Writer catches the cusp of a revolution Travis Paterson News staff

The glass is half full for beer writer Joe Wiebe. This week, the Victoria-based author is launching his new book, Craft Beer Revolution, which documents B.C.’s craft brewing movement from the early 1980s to present day. Wiebe spent some of his formative years during the 1990s working at the Belfry Theatre before he turned to penning stories for money. He loved beer – “who didn’t?” he said – but was skeptical he could make a go as a beer writer. He had a taste for selling beer stories, including a piece on Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in the short-lived national men’s magazine Toro. His lightbulb moment came in 2008. Wiebe was on a trip to California to write about wine for a magazine, a walking trip with a dozen other wine writers through the Sonoma County vineyards. “By the second night they staged an intervention. They said, ‘all you talk about is beer, you should be writing about beer,’” Wiebe said. “It lit the spark in my head. (I thought), ‘Okay, maybe there is a way to do it.’ I kind Made for families: print of scoffed at it, but then went with it.” 10.3125 x 7 in Ad He was in the right place at the right time.

Brewpub in 1984. Victoria is a hotbed for craft breweries, as is Vancouver, all part of the world famous Pacific Northwest brewing scene. And the movement is continuing to grow with Wiebe riding the wave. “I have to laugh,” he said. “If I knew as a 21 year old, moving to Victoria from Niagara-onthe-Lake, Ont., that I’d be publishing a book on beer, the 21-year-old me would’ve been pretty happy.” There are 50 craft Travis Paterson/News staff breweries in B.C. with Joe Wiebe launches his first book, Craft Beer Revolution, 12 more set to open in at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub today (May 29). The book 2013 and early 2014. And chronicles the rise of the craft beer movement in B.C., Wiebe has met the owners and brew masters for which Spinnakers helped launch 29 years ago. most of them. Well-known in the Victoria and Vancouver As he put feelers out for stories, so too did editors looking to capitalize on the bud- brewing community, Wiebe left his wife and child behind in the name of beer last sumding beer trend. The revolution of microbrewing in B.C. mer, a “2,500-kilometre odyssey” to visit the started in 1982 with the now defunct Horse- dozen or so breweries and brewpubs he shoe Bay Brewing, and in Victoria when hadn’t yet reached. “It was an amazing experience to meet so Paul Hadfield started Spinnakers Gastro

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Did you know? ■ Craft Beer Revolution profiles every craft brewery in B.C., along with tasting notes of more than 100 beers. ■ You could drink a different B.C. beer every day of the year and still not get through all of them.

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Tenore bring message of hope Three-time Gospel Music Association of Canada award winners The Tenors perform June 7 at Saanich Baptist Church, 4347 Wilkinson Rd. The tenors are currently making their way home from Kampala, Uganda where they reminded the women and children of Watoto that they’ll never walk alone in their journey to change the future and bring about a new generation of leaders. Watoto, which was founded by Gary and Marilyn Skinner, was initiated in response to the growing number of vulnerable and orphaned children in Uganda. On their return, the tenors are embarking on a multi-city Canadian tour highlighting their work with Watoto and inspiring others with their music for change. The trip to Uganda is a continuation of the vision of Jill Ann Siemens, founder of The Tenors (previously known as The Canadian Tenors). Her work has encompassed creating musical projects that help the world’s most needy and vulnerable children. Through a God-given inspiration and vision that is now being carried forward by The Tenors, millions of dollars have been raised in support of Bulembu International, a tiny town in Swaziland caring for orphaned and abandoned children.

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World-class trio The Tenors perform at Saanich Baptist Church on June 7. After that successful endeavour, her dream of helping the world's most vulnerable continued. Siemens had been looking for another similar opportunity where she could connect her latest project, Tenore, with a humanitarian organization which and found that opportunity with Watoto. “Our overall mission is to bring joy and healing through our music and to get our hands dirty helping women and chil-

dren,” Siemens said. Tenore donates 10 per cent of all CD sales to Watoto and raises sponsorships at concerts. The Victoria concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at Christian Book & Music Store 250-384-7534, the Saanich Baptist Church 250-7442020 and Ivy's Books 250-5982713.

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eteran boogie woogie blues performer David Vest is about to step into a boxing ring for the first time in his life. His opponent: a 10-foot Steinway grand piano. The Alabama-raised Victoria import will hit the centre ring at Colwood’s Olson’s Gym (520 Mt. View Ave.) on Saturday, June 1 to play the inaugural musical concert at the sports venue. Playing with the likes of Big Joe Turner and Tammy Wynette, Vest learned his chops from some of the best, before Kyle Wells going on to become a noted Reporting musician in his own right. A Canadian woman drew Vest to Victoria, and he has since played across Canada. Last year he won a Maple Blues award for best piano player of the year. “It’s great to be away from tornados and rattlesnakes and alligators,” Vest said. “I have a nice following here.” This will be Vest’s first show on the West Shore. “It’s my first time ever, except coming to shop at Costco,” Vest said, laughing. Performing in the gym reminds Vest of the chicken shack dances he used to go to as a young man in the deep South, even if he wasn’t supposed to. “Young and old, black and white, all forgetting themselves and having a good time on the dance floor,” Vest said. “I’d like to be able to make this happen. We’re going to try our best.” Vest will bring drummer Damian Graham with him, along with some other supports he’s keeping quiet about for now. Olson’s owner Alan Olson, a longtime jazz and blues fan, saw Vest play at Hermann’s Jazz Club and was blown away by the talent and energy. He sensed at once this is music to dance to. “I’m thinking ‘why don’t we put this guy in a boxing ring,’” Olson said. “His music just gets right inside you. It’s that kind of music.

He sings, he talks, he’s just a totalpackage entertainer.” Part of the gym will be set aside for dancing, while another will have tables. The gym also has a liquor licence and will offer wine and beer. “I find at my shows, even if people are ordered not to get up and dance, they do it,” Vest said. If the event goes off well the plan is to host other concerts at the gym. “We’ve got all this Western Community and if you want to go in and listen to music, basically nobody out here is doing it,” Olsen said. “(There’s) world class musicians and they got nowhere to play.” Tickets are $20 for floor and $30 for balcony, and are available Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and CDs and Olson’s Gym. Call 250-474-4424 for more information and reservations. Doors are at 6:30 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. start time for the show.


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RRU issues honorary degrees LEIGH ROAD INTERCHANGE OPENING JUNE 15th 6:00PM

On Saturday June 15 at 6:00pm the traffic signal at the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and Spencer/McCallum Roads will be deactivated and An the artistic director, former politician and the the Faculty of Management and the Centre for three ramps at the Leigh Road Interchange will be opened to traffic. The highway ramps that will be opened on June 15th include the Applied Leadership and( driving Management. founder of anoff-ramp international school willon be honnorthbound (driving from downtown Victoria the TCH to the Leigh Road bridge), northbound on-ramp from the Leigh turning north onto the TCH to travel toward Goldstream Park) and the southbound on-ramp (driving from come Leigh Roadfrom turning very differ“This year’s honorees ouredRoad byBridge Royal Roads University during the south onto the TCH to travel towards downtown Victoria). ent fields – education, performing arts and polispring convocation on June 19. but they attributes Pacific Victoria artistic director On the Opera June 15th opening night traffic will no longer be able toTimocross the TCH tics north or–southbound fromshare McCallum the or Spencer Roads. On theof creative north side ofand the TCHschool local traffic north of the TCH will take the newly McCallum Road frontage road thatcommunity travels from Florence leadership and strong spirit. They thy Vernon founder Sherman Jenconstructed Lake Road, parallel to the TCH, past Savory Road to the Leigh Road Interchange bridge. On the south side of the TCH at Spencer Road traffic aremovement an inspiration the university will receive honorary degrees. Community can only turn right or southbound onto the TCH. No left turn oractivstraight through for vehicles willto be allowed at Spencer Roadcommunity,” and the politician TCH. Likewise if you are on the TCH travelling up island toward will no longer be ablepresident to turn right onto Spencer Road, saidyouRoyal Roads and vice-chancellor ist and Denise Savoie willfromreceive the Langford rather you would continue to the Millstream Interchange to exit into Langford. On the opening day local traffic can still exit the TCH coming Allan Cahoon. Convocation ceremonies will be Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award. from up island at Goldstream Avenue. Eventually when the last southbound off-ramp is constructed at the Leigh Road Interchange vehicles at the Royal Theatre, 805 Thecoming honorees will join ceremonies forInterchange more and held from up island will be able to exit at the Leigh Road the Goldstream Avenue exit would close at that time.Broughton St. at than 350 students graduating from programs 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the Leigh Road Interchange is opened pedestrians will no longer be able to cross the TCH at Spencer or McCallum Roads, rather they in theOnce Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, will have to cross the TCH on either the Leigh Road Interchange bridge or the Millstream Road Interchange bridge. Students attending School th

District 62 (Sooke) schools in the vicinity of Spencer and McCallum roads who did not sign up for a bus pass in this school year will be given free access to school buses for the last few weeks of June following the interchange opening should they require transportation across the Trans Canada Highway. Information can be obtained from the SD62 Transportation Department.

Approximately two weeks prior to the opening of the Leigh Road Interchange the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Leigh Road will be changed to become a 4-way stop. It was determined that this was the safest manner in which to operate this intersection on the opening day of the interchange. Traffic travelling on Goldstream west to Leigh Road will get a dedicated and protected right hand turn lane and will not be required to stop at the 4-way stop. A traffic signal will replace the 4-way stop at Goldstream Avenue and Leigh Road at some point in the future when traffic volumes warrant it. BC Transit has circulated a notice of adjustments to their bus schedule. The BC Transit notice and additional details and maps can be found at the City of Langford website at: under the Leigh Road Interchange area on our homepage. Questions may also be directed to the City of Langford Engineering Department at:

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Kickin’ it for kicks Colwood elementary player Kaitno Ralph, left, fights for the ball against Hans Helgesen player Josh Saunders at the Sooke School District boys’ soccer jamboree May 23. Twelve schools attended the event and each school played three games. As per jamboree format, no winners were recorded. See related story page A17.

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LEIGH ROAD INTERCHANGE OPENING JUNE 15th 6:00PM On Saturday June 15th at 6:00pm the traffic signal at the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and Spencer/McCallum Roads will be deactivated and the three ramps at the Leigh Road Interchange will be opened to traffic. The highway ramps that will be opened on June 15th include the north-bound off-ramp (driving from downtown Victoria on the TCH to the Leigh Road bridge), northbound on-ramp ( driving from the Leigh Road Bridge turning north onto the TCH to travel toward Goldstream Park) and the southbound on-ramp (driving from Leigh Road turning south onto the TCH to travel towards downtown Victoria). On the June 15th opening night traffic will no longer be able to cross the TCH north or southbound from McCallum or Spencer Roads. On the north side of the TCH local traffic north of the TCH will take the newly constructed McCallum Road frontage road that travels from Florence Lake Road, parallel to the TCH, past Savory Road to the Leigh Road Interchange bridge. On the south side of the TCH at Spencer Road traffic can only turn right or southbound onto the TCH. No left turn or straight through movement for vehicles will be allowed at Spencer Road and the TCH. Likewise if you are on the TCH travelling from up island toward Langford you will no longer be able to turn right onto Spencer Road, rather you would continue to the Millstream Interchange to exit into Langford. On the opening day local traffic can still exit the TCH coming from up island at Goldstream Avenue. Eventually when the last southbound off-ramp is constructed at the Leigh Road Interchange vehicles coming from up island will be able to exit at the Leigh Road Interchange and the Goldstream Avenue exit would close at that time. Once the Leigh Road Interchange is opened pedestrians will no longer be able to cross the TCH at Spencer or McCallum Roads, rather they will have to cross the TCH on either the Leigh Road Interchange bridge or the Millstream Road Interchange bridge. Students attending School District 62 (Sooke) schools in the vicinity of Spencer and McCallum roads who did not sign up for a bus pass in this school year will be given free access to school buses for the last few weeks of June following the interchange opening should they require transportation across the Trans Canada Highway. Information can be obtained from the SD62 Transportation Department. Approximately two weeks prior to the opening of the Leigh Road Interchange the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Leigh Road will be changed to become a 4-way stop. It was determined that this was the safest manner in which to operate this intersection on the opening day of the interchange. Traffic travelling on Goldstream west to Leigh Road will get a dedicated and protected right hand turn lane and will not be re-quired to stop at the 4-way stop. A traffic signal will replace the 4-way stop at Goldstream Avenue and Leigh Road at some point in the future when traffic volumes warrant it. BC Transit has circulated a notice of adjustments to their bus schedule. The BC Transit notice and additional details and maps can be found at the City of Langford website at: www.cityoflangford. ca under the Leigh Road Interchange area on our homepage. Questions may also be di-rected to the City of Langford Engineering Department at:

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The 26Th annual BC ChilDren’s hOsPiTal’s MiraCle WeekenD

BC Children’s Hospital helps kids get care closer to home Keira Caillet’s parents have reason to smile when their six-year-old daughter jumps on her bicycle to go for a ride, particularly when her destination is the office of Victoriabased pediatric cardiologist Dr. Brian Sinclair. Sinclair, a partner of BC Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Heart Center, and his team provide Vancouver Island children and families with many aspects of cardiac care from diagnosis on. Those children requiring cardiac surgery or procedures receive that critical care at Children’s and return to Vancouver Island for follow up. Seeing Keira today, it’s hard to believe her life once hung in the balance. Born with a major heart defect, she received lifesaving heart surgery at BC Children’s Hospital when she was two weeks old. During the next four years, she and her parents made frequent trips to BC Children’s Hospital for specialized care. “It’s so much easier now that we have access to most of the care Keira needs here in Victoria,” says Cherie Caillet, Keira’s mother. “No more 6 a.m. ferry rides. The trip to the doctor now takes less than five minutes, or perhaps a bit more if Keira wants to go by bike.”

Sinclair sees BC Children’s Hospital patients in Victoria and in a pediatric ambulatory clinic at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, which was established with support from Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital aimed at ensuring all BC children have access to a consistent standard of care no matter where in the province they live. Sinclair also sits on the steering committee of Child Health BC, evaluating issues such as provincewide access to specialty care. “The fact that Keira is able to receive specialized care so close to home is exactly what we’re looking for,” says Dr. Maureen O’Donnell, executive director of Child Health BC. Child Health BC’s activities took off after Overwaitea Food Group became the lead benefactor with a pledge of $20 million in support in 2007. TELUS and Scotiabank later made gifts of $5 million and $1 million, respectively. This support had an immediate impact, says O’Donnell. Pediatric clinics established with Child Health BC’s support in Nanaimo and Prince George have thousands of patient visits annually; additional travelling clinics are staffed by BC Children’s caregivers in communities across the province; and over 1,000 health professionals have participated in Child Health BC’s workshops. O’Donnell credits Overwaitea Food Group’s donation with Child Health BC’s growing reach across the province, noting that it’s a perfect fit for an organization with a presence in so many BC communities. Overwaitea Food Group President Darrell Jones agrees. “We’re committed to

the health and wellness of kids and families in BC,” says Jones. “We’ve been proud to support BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades – and with the help of our communities, we’ve contributed millions of dollars toward hospital improvement projects, advocacy programs and important research initiatives. We’re grateful for the amazing support of our local communities, team members, customers and supplier partners who have all played a key role in making this fundraising success possible.” Child Health BC is part of a larger transformation in the way BC’s children receive care, says Larry Gold, president of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. The transformation also includes the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “We want to ensure children have access to a consistent standard of care, whether they live in Smithers, Campbell River or Castlegar; and there will always be children who need care that’s only available in a children’s hospital,” says Gold. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised close to $170 million, including Overwaitea Food Group’s gift and $25 million from Teck Resources Limited, in its $200-million capital campaign to support construction of the new hospital and Child Health BC. Gold says that the new hospital, which will open in 2018, will be family-friendly, making it easier for families from outside the Lower Mainland to remain with their children. Beyond the money being raised for the new hospital and Child Health BC, Gold says the hospital also counts on donations of about $14 million a year to support research, equipment purchases and training. On June 1 and 2 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will hold its annual Miracle Weekend celebration on Global BC, to raise the millions the hospital needs to cover its urgent annual needs. “Every year people from across the province make donations in support of the hospital and it makes a huge difference,” says Gold. “Keira Caillet is proof of that.” Cherie Caillet couldn’t agree more. “When we got to Dr. Sinclair’s office it was so great to hear Keira tell him how awesome she is, that she rode her bike to his office without training wheels and that mommy was running really fast and could barely keep up,” she says. “There was a time when I couldn’t imagine that I would ever hear that.”

last year, 2,236 children from Vancouver island made 6,615 visits to BC Children’s hospital. Five hundred of those children came from Victoria.

JUNE 1 & 2, 2013 On June 1 and 2, tune in to Miracle Weekend, broadcast live from BC Children’s Hospital, on Global BC from 7:00pm on Saturday, June 1 until 5:30pm on Sunday, June 2 The 26th annual BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. BC Children’s Hospital receives over 200,000 visits from patients from across the province every year. Donations help the hospital deliver the best in care every day, and are helping to prepare for the future by supporting the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital and better access to care for children in or close to their home communities. Please support BC Children’s Hospital.

Donate at or call 1-888-663-3033

At the Overwaitea Food Group, we’re very proud of our longstanding commitment to investing in the health of kids and their families. We’re grateful to everyone who supports us in this effort. Our team members, customers and suppliers have all played a key role in our fundraising success over the years. We’ve been supporting BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades, and we’ve raised millions of dollars in support of capital improvement projects, important research initiatives and advocacy programs designed to help keep our kids safe by reducing preventable injuries. In 2007, we made a $20 million pledge to support Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital that helps get kids in BC get the care they need, closer to home. Since then, we’ve raised more than $10.7 million toward our goal, and Child Health BC has been able to put this concept into action in a number of communities throughout BC. We are grateful for the amazing commitment and fund raising efforts driven by OFG team members who encourage the generosity of our customers and suppliers.

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Willway team boasts one girl Madison pulls her own weight Charla Huber News staff

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Delaney Madison, of Willway elementary, fights to pass opponent Dylan Larratt of Hans Helgesen elementary.

Delaney Madison is a force to be reckoned with on the field. The 11-year-old is still learning the ropes of soccer, but proved herself during the one-month elementary school soccer season. Eager to lace up for her school team only to hear not enough girls were interested, Madison was invited to play on the boys team. “The school offered for me to play. I just thought they would let me practise with them, I didn’t think I would get to play games,” said the Grade 5 student at Willway elementary. On the field Madison is quick and fierce often outrunning her opponents to the ball. She hasn’t noticed much of a difference being the only girl but admits,

“Sometimes I can’t get as many goals as if I was playing against girls.” Other than a braid whipping in the air as she runs, nothing sets her apart from her teammates. “She is competitive and doesn’t shy away from the ball,” said coach and Willway vice-principal Greg Dodds. “She is fast and furious.” At the Sooke School District boy’s soccer jamboree, May 23, Delaney’s skills caught the attention of teachers and parents throughout the district who commented on how well she played and held her own against the 200 other players. “I am proud of her, she is pretty good and I think it’s neat she’s playing on this team,” said her mom Maria Madison. Madison also played on the volleyball and basketball teams at her Langford school this year.



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Suisse next for Hesjedal Illness blamed for Ryder Hesjedal’s exit from Giro Travis Paterson

said in his team’s release when he withdrew prior to Stage 12 of 21 on the Giro. “I built my entire season If Australian Cadel Evans can around the Giro and I came here finish third in the Giro d’Italia feeling great but I have been sufat 36, which he did on Sunday, fering since (Stage then there’s no need 9).” to think Ryder HesHesjedal returned jedal’s career is endto his Spanish resiing anytime soon. dence in Girona to All due respect recover from what to the 2011 Tour de was diagnosed as a France winner Evans, respiratory infection, truly one of the elite one that affected road cyclists in the many in the peloton. world, who’s mature The bug also forced appearance and the withdraw of Giro chiseled good looks favourite Bradley are well weathered Wiggins, 2012 Tour enough to make de France winner, on Hesejdal’s 32-year-old Ryder Hesjedal Stage 13. appearance look more Hesjedal is planning to comlike 22. pete in the eight-stage Tour de Maybe he’s a baby face. Or Suisse, June 8 to 16, in preparamaybe there’s a lot of sun, wind tion for the Tour de France, June and rain to come for Hesjedal, a 29 to July 21. Belmont secondary grad and the Hesjedal and the Garmin-Sharp 2012 Giro champion. Hesjedal medical staff made the decision now looks at regaining his form to pack it in based on his deteriofor the Tour de France in July. rating physical condition, which “It's heartbreaking,” Hesjedal

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Fast times in Oak Bay Travis Paterson News staff

Victoria’s Jim Finlayson left a wake six minutes long as he finished first overall in Sunday’s rain-soaked Oak Bay Kool HalfMarathon with a time of one hour, nine minutes and 13 seconds. Though Finlayson was three minutes off the course record, his time was six minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Brett Withers of Seattle. “Finlayson killed it. He ran it really well,” said race organizer Dave Milne. “But the really impressive showing was Marilyn Arsenault breaking Cheryl Murphy’s women’s record.” Arsenault, a noted opera singer, is in the 45-49 category, and ran the half in a time of 1:17:33. Rain fell but the weather conditions weren’t for bad running

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Jim Finlayson leads the pack of the half marathon runners on Beach Drive during the Oak Bay Kool Half-Marathon. Milne added. “It wasn’t as bad as you’d think, some rain but no wind, which is key.”

linked back to Stage 8. Hesjedal didn’t perform well in the 54.8-kilometre time trial of Stage 8; he finished two minutes, 23 seconds back of the stage winner. He remained sixth overall in the general classification but subsequently dropped out of the top-10 in Stage 9, Photo courtesy of Garmin-Sharp when he lost two minA sight rarely seen, Ryder Hesjedal collects food and water from the utes on the lead group Garmin-Sharp team car to carry ahead to teammates in the peloton during which included Evans, Stage 11, his last of the 21-stage Giro d’Italia. As Garmin-Sharp’s principal Wiggins, and eventual rider, Hesjedal generally receives food and water from teammates. winner Vincenzo Nibali. “(Hesjedal) was in great condiBefore he finished, tours with the Tour de France tion before the Giro and while Hesjedal helped Garmin-Sharp and the Vuelta a Espana. The it’s a shame that he got so sick, teammate Ramunas NavardausGiro ended with an exciting finish we’re glad he is starting to come kas win Stage 11. despite the absence of Hesjedal. around,” said Garmin-Sharp CEO “(Hesjedal’s) effort during the Unfortunately the sport’s dirty Jonathan Vaughters. “Our team time trial and in the cold and wet side returned. Not helping the staff will continue to work closely conditions continued to impact rebuilding image of cycling was with him to get him healthy again, the expulsion of two Giro riders his body’s ability to fight the that’s priority No. 1.” infection and he ultimately sucfor testing positive to banned cumbed,” said team physician substances: Italian Danielo Di From the peloton Phil Stawski. “The only option Luca for testing positive with to prevent the worsening of his EPO and French cyclist Sylvain Good on Sportsnet for airing condition was to stop racing and Georges for Heptaminol. complete coverage of the 2013 allow him to recover.” Giro d’Italia, one of three grand

More than 1,350 people ran in the combined events, the 21.5-kilometre half-marathon, newly introduced 10.73 km, 5 km and the 2 km and 400-metre kids races. It’s the last year with Milne as the race director. The proprietor of Peninsula Runners store started the Oak Bay Kool HalfMarathon nine years ago. “It will still be a Peninsula Runners event we’ll just have to find someone who can do a better job, someone who will catch all the little things that I miss. I’m not a little details kind of guy.” Sidney’s Marc Trottier won the 10.73 km with a time of 39:52, a 38:21 split on the first 10 km. Victoria’s Mell Dawn Russell was the first woman across the 10.73 km finish line in 45:43 (43:53/10 km). Victoria’s Mary McGregor was first overall in the 5 km event in 18:59. The first man to finish was second-place Michael McCue in 19:13. Team Garden Party completed the 2013 Asics Ekiden Relay first overall in a time of 1:30:03.

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Vikes shred 800 in Vic Run Series

A trio of UVic Vikes dominated the 800metre run at the second track meet of The Q’s Victoria Run Series, Saturday (May 25) at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Thomas Riva won the 800 m in one minute and 50.1 seconds. Next were Vikes Adam Gaudes and John Pratt, who finished second and third in 1:51.1 and 1:52.8, respectively. “We’re pretty happy with our performances, leading into Canada West Championships next week,” Riva said. Vike Kendra Pomfret won the women’s 800 m race win in 2:07.8. The Q’s Victoria Run Series next event

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The Victoria Highlanders men’s winning streak ended with a 2-2 draw against the North Sound SeaWolves in front of 1,206 fans at Royal Athletic Park on Saturday. The Highlanders look to remain undefeated with a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 this Friday. The match also represents the annual Juan de Fuca Plate, 7 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park. It’s the second game of the Salish Sea Derby, as its

dubbed, a best-ofthree between the Whitecaps U-23 and the Highlanders in the Juan De Fuca plate series. The Highlanders can clinch the plate on Friday, having defeated the Whitecaps earlier this season. The Victoria Peninsula Co-op Highlanders women headed to the B.C. interior for back-to-back games, drawing 1-1 with the Okanagan FC and the Kamloops Heat on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Midfielder Jaclyn Sawicki scored the only goal against Okanagan on a penalty kick. On Sunday Abby Raymer scored for the Highlanders against the Heat. A19 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - VICTORIA • NEWS

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Captain Scott Ranger of the Victoria Shamrocks holds onto the ball as Coquitlam Adanacs defender Bruce Murray checks him during the Shamrocks home opener, May 17 at Bear Mountain Arena. The Rocks won 10-6.

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The Victoria Shamrocks won 14-8 on Friday over the Burnaby Lakers at Bear Mountain Arena and moved to a 3-0 Western Lacrosse Association record. The Shamrocks host the Langley Thunder on Friday (May 31), 7:45 p.m. at the Bear. The Shamrocks won in back-to-back days last week, beating the New Westminster Salmonbellies 10-7 in New West on Thursday. Captain Scott Ranger scored two goals and five assists against New West, with Jeff Shattler adding four goals and two assists and Corey Small contributing three goals and two assists. Jeff Shattler and Ranger led again on Friday,

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

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn or moss? No job too big. Aerating, pwr raking, pruning. Weed, moss, blackberry, stump & ivy rmvl. 25yrs exp.


(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942.

ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

CARPET, LINO installation restretches & repairs. 30 years exp. Glen, 250-474-1024.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. THE LANGFORD MANdecks, fences, quality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.


778-678-2524 250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS

EXPERIENCED/CERTIFIED gardener. $25/hr. 250-642-3454

AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 For lovely lawns-spectacular hedges-healthy garden beds & reno’s. DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. INTELLIGENT IRRIGATION Eco-friendly, cost-saving maintenance, installations, free est. Call Christian 250-508-0502.

HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB


FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373.

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

SPRING CLEANUP special: $20/hr. Weeding, Pruning, etc: Free est’s. Steve 250-727-0481

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

CUSTOM WOODWORK: Recovered wood; wine racks, shelving, picture framing and more. Built in or mobile at reasonable prices. (250)812-8646

MOVING & STORAGE (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $85/hr.

1ST MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $80/hr. Call 250-220-0734.


M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.



2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.

Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

NO JOB too small. Multi unit to Home Renos. Free Est’s. Call Green Bird Development. (250)661-1911.

TWO BROTHERS Lawn & Garden. Mowing, Clean-Ups, Garden Maint. (250)888-8461

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured.

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

WRIGHT BROS Moving. $80/HR, 2 men/3 ton. Seniors discount. Philip (250)383-8283

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443 OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

Crossword ACROSS 1. Twos under par 7. Expresses surprise 10. Shows exceedingly great size 12. At this place 13. One who prints from a plate 14. ‘95 U.S. Open golf champ Corey 15. Stupefy with alcohol 16. Breezed through 17. A major division of geological time 18. Humble request for help 19. Part of a deck 21. Albanian monetary unit 22. Atomic #22 27. Atomic #18 28. Catholic holiday service 33. Canadian province

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

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

Clean ups, Lawn and Garden Care, Landscaping Projects, Horticultural.

Today’s Answers


34. Capital of Alberta 36. Large African antelope 37. Mexican tortilla sandwich 38. Pigmented eye membrane 39. Baby’s food protector 40. Winglike structures 41. Sun-dried brick 44. Those dull in appearance 45. Basketlike baby’s bed 48. Purpose or intent 49. Difficult to carry 50. Cry made by sheep 51. More than one spouse

5. Point midway between E and SE DOWN 6. Old CCCP or U___ 1. Incredible edibles 7. Rubber tree genus 2. About aviation 8. Waterless 3. Small biting flies 4. Bulgarian monetary unit 9. Female chicken 10. Relating to the Hebrews 11. Dig up 12. Diacritic caron 14. Capital of Sicily 17. Shock therapy 18. Cyto_____: surrounds the nucleus 20. Daughters of the Am. Revolution 23. Nincompoops 24. Great battle of 333 BC

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. LICENSED. QUALITY work guaranteed, great rates, WCB. Free est’s. Seniors discount on labour. Norm (250)413-7021.

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

STUCCO/SIDING RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW Cleaning. 250-812-3213. WCB.


25. Salt Lake state 26. Woman (French) 29. A public promotion 30. Social insect 31. Knifed 32. Formal association of people 35. Toff 36. Snaps up 38. Annona diversifolia 40. Opera vocal solo 41. Largest continent 42. Day (Latin) 43. Sole 44. Hit lightly 45. Guy (slang) 46. Black tropical Am. cuckoo 47. Screen Writers Guild

Auction Bedroom Suite Couch Deli Esthetics Fuel Garage Sale House Investments Jungle Gym Kiln Living Room Suite Moving Company Nail Care Open House Poultry Quilt Rolling Pin Sail Boat Venetian Blinds Window Washer Xylophone Yard Work Zebra


GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Audy Autobody has decided to join the Fix Auto body shop network in order to offer it’s customers a new brand image that is better suited to the needs of today. Membership in the Fix Autogroup enables us to benefit from superior management resources, customer service and purchasing power. We are now operating under the name of Fix West Shore Collision and Fix Auto Victoria South.

WE NOW HAVE 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BETTER! Fix West Shore Collision • 2920 Jacklin Road, 250-391-1905 NEW: Fix Auto Victoria South • 511 Gorge Road East, 250-388-0015


Ian Franklin and Sylvain Audy

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Goldstream News Gazette, May 29, 2013  

May 29, 2013 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette