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In the pink A bevvy of beautiful women in pink tutu’s crosses the finish line in the second annual Victoria Goddess Run in Langford. See more photos online at www.vicnews.com in the ‘West Shore’ neighbourhood. Read the story page A10. Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff

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s the annual Bike to Work Week wound down in Greater Victoria, organizers were encouraged by early reports suggesting this

year’s participant numbers will surpass 2012. More than 600 teams and 7,000 people participated in the event this year, adding fuel to the City of Victoria’s “cycling capital of Canada” label on its website. But is Victoria really the

cycling city it so willingly purports itself to be? The title is largely attributable to 2006 Statistics Canada numbers that show about 9,000 people – roughly five per cent of daily commuters in the Capital Region – reported biking to work.

Only 1.6 per cent of Vancouverites reported cycling to work. Mild climate, relatively flat topography and a compact urban area account for higher cycling in the region, but Victoria’s 25 kilometres of painted bike lanes continue to keep more cautious

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A new day for Monday Rejuvenated magazine to hit newsstands June 27

Black Press’ Monday Magazine shifts from an alternative news weekly to a comprehensive monthly arts and entertainment guide June 27. Along with the revitalized magazine comes a revamped website with weekly blogs, videos and updates from our writers with plenty of room for readers to share their thoughts and ideas. Readers will also enjoy expanded arts and entertainment coverage twice weekly in Black Press’ community newspapers. “Monday has a solid reputation in the arts community,” said publisher Penny Sakamoto. “Now more than ever, Monday’s focus is celebrating the wealth of talent and culture our city offers.” After 39 years as Victoria’s premier weekly read, Black Press is excited to announce the new monthly iteration of its local flagship brand. Alongside the familiar voice of film reviewer Robert Moyes and the ever-popular horoscopes by Georgia Nicols, Monday will now feature CTV entertainment reporter Adam Sawatsky, fashion it-girl Emma Yardley, gastronaut Don Genova, arts maven Janis La Couvée, independent film advice from Victoria Film Fest director Kathy Kay, the contemporary musings of CBC Radio host Jo-Ann Roberts and some comedic relief from Mike Delamont. The vibrant, full-colour Monday also offers extensive coverage of outdoor recreation, sports, interior design, and an expanded events calendar — available in print and online at MondayMag.com and VicNews.com. Black Press’ Victoria community newspapers — Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and the Goldstream News Gazette — will also host an expanded arts and entertainment section complete with an events calendar. “This is a brand new Monday with plenty of features and information on what’s happening in Greater Victoria that no one else is providing,” said Sakamoto. “The new Monday is for the person who is active, engaged, loves to go out and take part in our community and discover new things.” Black Press, the largest independentlyowned media company in Canada, decided on the move in response to a shifting marketplace, which has affected alt-weeklies across North America, including massive layoffs at the Village Voice and the Boston Phoenix, which recently closed. editor@goldstreamgazette.com mon

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Anney Ardiel founded Anney’s Closet in View Royal. The West Shore Soroptimist International organization operates the free store available to young women who need to furnish a first home. Charla Huber/News staff

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ging out of the foster care system can be scary for anyone. Now young women on the West Shore can access a free store that provides home furnishings free-of-charge to atrisk girls. “When some of the girls age out of foster care they leave with a small $250 stipend and are given a bachelor apartment,” said Joan Jackson, a volunteer at Anney’s Closet. “We had Charla Huber one girl leave care with only two paper bags (of Reporting belongings).” The 18-year-old left the View Royal free store with a bed, bedding, tables, chair and towels. “She kept asking if there were strings attached,” said Jackson. Anney’s Closet caters to teen and young mothers as well as teens aging out of the foster care system. Many get a small one-time stipend to purchase items for their home. Income from any other charity can affect that stipend, so Anney’s Closet offers items free. Sharlene Law, an outreach team lead for the Umbrella Society, accompanied one of her clients to the free store to help furnish a new bachelor apartment. “I was not expecting it to be as good

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as it is. It’s so organized,” said Law, adding she’s not aware of any other facility like it in Greater Victoria. “Normally the best we do is go to a thrift store and try to get a voucher to buy things.” Without Anney’s Closet, Law’s client, a former homeless youth, would have been living in an apartment with just a donated microwave. “She took home a bed, pots, pans, mugs, cups, a table and bedding. She

was able to go and sleep in her bed that night,” Law said. “We live in such a disposable society I’d like to see more people donate here.” Soroptomist International of Victoria West Shore operates the free store. The club has about 30 members and meets twice a month in Langford. “We’ve been doing this quietly for a year, but we are ready for our official launch,” said Jackson. It is not open to the public and clients are only connected through a social worker or social agency. However they’ll host an open house at Westshore U-Lock, 1621 Island Highway, June 8 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to offer tours and answer questions. For more information or to organize a donation go to www.anneyscloset. com charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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Anney Ardiel works at ActTogether Moving Services, a company that helps seniors downsize belongings when shifting into retirement. Shortly after becoming a member of the West Shore Soroptomist International group, Ardiel brainstormed with other members about what they could do with the donated goods to help the club and community. “I was donating truckloads of stuff to charities,” Ardiel said. At first, items were sold to raise money to help women and girls on the West Shore. “A lot of it is very nice stuff. The seniors would keep it, but they don’t have room … When I tell them it will help a young girl starting out in their lives, suddenly they donate more.” Westshore U-Lock donated two large storage units for Anney’s Closet to store items.

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Transit Future Bus travels to inform The Victoria Regional Transit Commission wants public input on proposed bus and queue-jumper lanes between Victoria and the West Shore. Transit employees will travel throughout Greater Victoria to explain the proposal. Residents can also submit feed-

back at bctransit.com/transitfuture. A summary will go to the commission on June 27. Transit Future Bus schedule: • June 5, B.C. legislature,  9:30 to 11 a.m. • June 5, Victoria City Hall, noon to 2 p.m.

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Park, 10 a.m. to12:30 p.m.  • June 8, Mayfair Shopping Centre, 2 to 4 p.m. • June 10, UVic Student Union Building, 10 a.m.-noon • June 10, Camosun College Lansdowne Campus (Public Square),  1 to 3 p.m. 

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Council agreed to relax the city’s noise bylaws for the Rock the Shores event July 13 and 14 and for the St. John the Baptist Heritage Church centennial celebration and Colwood Heritage Arts Festival on Aug. 24. Rock the Shore will be allowed to have live music until 10 p.m. each day, while the centennial celebration will be allowed to generate more noise in its typically quiet neighbourhood, likely until about 4 p.m.

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The first two readings of a bylaw to allow backyard poultry in Colwood for houses with yards of a certain size were passed by council. The public will have opportunities to speak to the bylaw during the as yet unscheduled public hearing.

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Magic won’t stop elephants from going extinct, but Eric Bedard knows it could help. On June 12 at the White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St., Bedard and 15 fellow magicians will put on an array of magic shows to raise money for Elephant Earth, a local charity that works at stopping illegal poaching in Africa. To learn more about Elephant Earth visit elephantearth.org. editor@goldstream gazette.com


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Numbers don’t tell whole story Continued from Page A1

“The (cycling) numbers don’t tell the whole story,” he said. “If you take those numbers in isolation, Victoria is still the highest (for cycling commuters). But if you go into neighbourhoods, you start to see cycling usage between seven, eight and nine per cent.” Those higher percentages are shown in Victoria, Vancouver and other Canadian neighbourhoods as well, said Straatsma, who cycles 15 minutes to work each day in Saanich. CRD core municipalities should focus on the “interested, but concerned” cyclists who don’t want to take the risk of sharing the road with vehicle traffic, he said. Each year over the past five years, an average of 280 cyclists have been injured in collisions with vehicles on Vancouver Island, according to statistics kept by ICBC. “But if you provide people the right kind

of (cycling) infrastructure, they will use it,” Straatsma said. Part of the difficulty for city planners and councillors is a definitive and reliable count of daily bicycle commuters – apart from Statistics Canada numbers – doesn’t exist, a void the CRD is working to fill with its newly expanded cycling count program. The program will see volunteers spread throughout the city every three months for a morning and afternoon bike count, building on data collected annually since 2011. Bike to Work Week will continue to focus on getting vehicle commuters excited about life on two wheels, said Frank Hudson, executive director of Bike to Work Week Greater Victoria. “Last year, we had 880 new riders and 7,000 participants … and we know from the celebration stations we’ve done so far, we’re busier than we were last year,” he said. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Langford first for Quality Foods

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN BRIEF

Bulldogs football hosts jamboree

The Belmont Bulldogs are hosting a full day jamboree of back-toback football games, June 7. Varsity and junior varsity teams from Belmont, Edward Milne, Pitt Meadows and Spectrum will compete. The games start at 9:30 a.m. and the last game is at 6 p.m. The Belmont Bulldogs Spring Jamboree is at the Westhills Stadium, 1089 Langford Parkway.

Second store to open in View Royal Quality Foods is coming to Langford in May 2014. The company’s three founding partners, John Briuolo, Ken Schley and Noel Hayward believe the time is right for a move to Victoria. “We have been working very hard for several years to create a presence south of the Malahat, so this is very exciting to be able to finally be involved with these communities as a good neighbour, reliable employer and exceptional grocer,” said Ken Schley, director of operations. Although transformation of an existing building on the Langford Parkway has yet to begin, Hayward says the recruiting process begins this week. “It’s not too early to get the right people lined up with the right duties,” he said in a press release. “We want everyone to be in top form once the store opens, and that requires a lot of preparation and planning.” Those interested in becoming part of the Quality Foods experience can visit the QualityFoods.com website for how to apply. “The store will have a mix of local talent and imports from other QF stores.” Briuolo estimates between 75 and 100 spots will be filled initially, made up primarily of front-line customer service people to senior management. “We will be looking at all positions and all departments right away. It’s wide open right now.” QF Langford is the first of two stores planned for the Greater Victoria area. “The other site, slated for View Royal’s Eagle Creek Village, was announced last fall and will open after the Langford location is operational,” Hayward explained. editor@goldstream gazette.com

Start your engines with Western Speedway Submitted photo

A CRD auxiliary worker waits to hook the bundle of cut Scotch broom onto the helicopter line at Mill Hill on Thursday.

Western Speedway’s season continues on Saturday night with demolition cars, trucks, bombers, mini figure 8s and drifting. Front gate opens at 4:30 p.m. with qual-

ifying at 5:30 p.m. and races starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $22.50 for adults, $20 for seniors and youth (13 to 18) and $12 for military and children. Children six and under are free. Visit westernspeedway.net for the full schedule.

Summer blooms big for View Royal club

The View Royal Garden Club is gearing up for its Summer Show. The show runs Saturday, June 22 at Shoreline community school, 2750 Shoreline Dr. Public viewing runs 1 to 3 p.m. The $5 admission includes door prizes. Non members are welcome to exhibit for details call 250-4785880 or 250-391-8800. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Mill Hill swept of broom About one tonne of Scotch broom was removed from Mill Hill today via helicopter. For three weeks eight auxiliary Capital Regional District employees spent three weeks cutting the broom.

The helicopter arrived at the Langford park after stopping at Thetis Lake to unload containers of fuel to free up weight restrictions. Mill Hill will have a similar broom removal program in the fall. reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by means of proposed Bylaw No. 1475. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, June 2013, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no NOTICE OF PUBLIC17HEARING representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public and any submissions to of Council, whether orally The City of Langford has received an applicaton to Hearing amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 bymade means proposed in their writing, will form part of a ispublic record. Bylaw No. 1475. All persons who believe or that interest in property afected by the proposed Bylaw will be aforded an opportunity to be Proposal: heard or to The present writenof submissions maters purpose Bylaw No.respectng 1475 is to amend the City contained in the Bylaw at a Public Hearing to be held inof theLangford CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by amending Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 17 designation June 2013, atof 7:00 bethe subject the zoning thepm. landPlease that is advised that no representatons may be received by Council theNo. close1475 of thefrom PublicR2 Hearing anyTwo-Family of afer Bylaw (One-and and submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writng, will form partZone of a public record. to the RS3 (Residential Residential) and adding Small Lot 3) Zone to allow a 4 lot subdivision. Proposal: The purpose of Bylaw No. 1475 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 Applicant: Gerhardt by amending the zoning designaton of Ken the land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1475 from R2 (One- and Two-Family Residental) Zonethat and is adding to the RS3 (Residental Location: The land the subject of Bylaw No. 1475 is 975 Small Lot 3) Zone to allow a 4 lot subdivision. Walfred Rd as shown shaded on the plan.

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Greater Victoria: boring but busy The tongue-in-cheek Boring Awards declared Victoria the fourth most boring city in Canada (see story at vicnews.com). Not only is Victoria dull, but its an underachiever in dullness. Ottawa was ranked the No. 1 most boring city, which is inhabited by even more bureaucrats than this region. With a little work (or not) Victoria could elevate itself to be the most boring place in the country. And that’s OK – boring is safe and steady. Not boring are near-riots every Saturday night as nightclubs let out, like in Vancouver; gangland shootings like in Surrey; and being ruled over by a chaotic administration like in Toronto (Rob Ford earned the Least Boring Canadian award). That kind of action is good for journalists, and bad for everyone else. Labelling Victoria as boring can be justified. It can be tough find a good restaurant open after 9 p.m., which is the same time as much of the downtown shuts down. The city once held a number of colourful 24-hour or latenight restaurants and coffee shops, and had a vigorous nightlife. Not so much in the past two decades. On the other hand, the region is so crammed with outdoor festivals, fairs, farmers markets, concerts and sporting events, it’s hard to find a weekend to relax. Just in the past few weekends we’ve had the Highland Games, the Luxton Pro Rodeo, the Oak Bay Tea Party, festivities at the University of Victoria with Congress 2013, the Goddess Run, and the Bastion Grand Prix cycle races. Residents still have a big Canada Day party to look forward too, Buccaneer Days, the Busker Festival, the Chalk Art Festival, Symphony Splash, the Saanich Fair, HarbourCats baseball, Highlanders soccer and Shamrocks lacrosse. Big celebrities and bands are coming here now – Sting and Jerry Seinfeld recently; Kiss and John Cleese in upcoming months. No longer do we peer across the water at Vancouver with envy. So is Victoria boring? If you’re looking to party until 6 a.m. or find a bistro at 2 a.m., yes, most likely. If you’re a family or a senior, the city can be boring and not boring in just the right doses. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Enbridge pipeline isn’t dead yet stated preference, but in no circumOne of Premier Christy Clark’s first tasks of the new term will be to stance does the province have a resume trade talks with Alberta and veto. And the B.C. Liberal government and Enbridge were Saskatchewan. careful to leave the door Several daunting tasks open for further talks. await. Clark must repair A closer reading of relations with Alberta Pretheir comments shows mier Alison Redford after that the key difference at B.C.’s theatrics over oil this stage is one of timpipelines before the elecing. tion, and prepare for the “The panel must deterresults of a federal envimine if it is appropriate ronmental review of the to grant a certificate for Enbridge Northern Gatethe project as currently way proposal in the fall. Tom Fletcher proposed on the basis Some people were surB.C. Views of a promise to do more prised on Friday when the study and planning after B.C. government released the certificate is granted,” Lake said. its final written submission to the “Our government does not believe federal environmental review panel that a certificate should be granted on Northern Gateway. It was widely before these important questions interpreted as B.C.’s outright rejecare answered.” tion of the project, but it’s not as According to Enbridge executive simple as that. Janet Holder, those important quesClark and B.C. Environment Mintions can’t all be answered until the ister Terry Lake signalled several hearings are over. The company times before the election that they maintains that every river crosswere not getting the answers they ing and spill response plan can’t be wanted from Enbridge. But they done in detail during the two-year stuck to the principle that the hearhearings. ings must be completed. B.C.’s final submission runs to The NDP repeated for months nearly 100 pages. It goes into detail that the B.C. Liberal government on the inconsistencies and unanhad forfeited its own review and swered questions on such vital tophanded jurisdiction over the enviics as whether diluted bitumen can ronmental assessment to Ottawa. In fact, a pipeline that runs across sink in water. In short, the province argues that two provinces is by definition a it can sink if the oil is in fresh water, matter of federal jurisdiction. B.C. or if it is exposed to weathering so could have held its own parallel set lighter fractions evaporate, or if it is of hearings, which was the NDP’s

mixed with sediments that increase its density. These are pertinent conditions if heavy oil were to leak into a river in springtime, when water runs fast and cold and brown with sediment. Then there are the obstacles presented by responding to a spill in remote wilderness and heavy snow. Given both provincial and aboriginal opposition in B.C., the Enbridge pipeline is unlikely to be imposed, and last week Conservative cabinet minister James Moore clearly ruled that out. The B.C. government has consistently maintained that the current project does not meet Clark’s often-repeated five conditions, including the vaguely defined “fair share” of revenues, and Moore said the federal government agrees with those conditions. The B.C. government has to face some other uncomfortable realities as well. If heavy oil pipelines are such a risk, how does B.C. manage the one that has stretched across remote and populated areas for 60 years? Does the government take a stand against new pipelines, and then watch as rail cars full of heavy oil cross those same rivers? No permit is required for that, and in fact there are more hazardous materials than oil moving by rail and road across the province today. –Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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OPINION

Letters to the editor

Grad fears facing the real world My peers and I, Belmont’s graduating class of 2013, stand at the precipice of something great. The weeks dwindle by and slowly the end approaches: graduation. Soon, we will be thrust into the world of adults, with naught but our families’, friends’, and teachers’ advice to keep us afloat in the ever-changing seas of society. Many of my peers are nothing but excited for this glorious dawn; not I, however. I have generally been a confident young man the entirety of my life, always excited to take on whatever challenge faced me and persevere through it. Sprinting hard to get that ball or tearing apart an equation to find out how it works, I am always assured of my inevitable success. And that’s done me quite well so far, but, for the first time in my life, I am scared. Growing up, teachers, television, family, and friends have told me that I’m God’s gift to earth. I’m the best and the brightest and no one else radiates the same way I do. But now that the day to prove this is staring me in the eye, I’ve never been more terrified in my life. What if I don’t do well? What if I fail? What if I’m meant to be an actor? What if I’m not as intelligent as everyone makes me out to be? These

Tristan Cyr Youth perspective questions have battered my mind since the start of Grade 12, and I don’t have an answer for any of them. I’ve never had a fear. Some people are scared of spiders, bears, lightning, ghosts, etc. but not me. Certainly, I would jump at scary movies and hear bumps in the night when I was young, but nothing really phases me… except failure. I’m sure many near-graduates like me share the feeling. Whenever I see myself getting a mark on a test that’s less than an 80, my heart sinks, and if I get lower than a 70, I go to a very dark place. The nice thing about failure in high school is that you can almost always go back and rectify your mistake, but not in “the real world”. When you fail out there, it’s permanent, and I

don’t know if I can handle that. I don’t know whose decision it was to abolish failing grades, but it was a stupid decision. A person getting 50 per cent is becoming more and more the norm. Participation is an accolade to be strived for, while the person who got first place gets barely any more recognition than the ones who walked during the race. I’m so unprepared to deal with failure because I’ve never had to truly deal with it. So, this intelligent kid who’s succeeded his entire life is now faced with a real challenge and the possibility of failure. Stack that on top of an inability to deal with anything but a near perfect score, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Growing up I looked down on intelligent people who “wasted” their intelligence by working RG-ad-BP-1202.indd nine-to-fives when they could be building the next generation of manufacturing robotics, curing cancer, or sending man to Mars, but what if I become one of those people. What if I end up wasting my intelligence and throw away all the talent I’ve been given? I hope that none of the other grads feel like this, because the death of my confidence is tearing me apart. Tristan Cyr and his peers will celebrate graduation from Belmont

LETTERS No Democracy without Fair Representation I would strongly encourage voters in B.C. to visit the Fair Vote Canada webpage. This is a non-partisan citizens’ movement for voting reform. The argument is that, under the present system of voting, the majority of voters rarely have fair representation in their governing legislature.  Fair representation can only be achieved by awarding seats in the legislature on the percentage of votes received. It is an interesting read which presents the real facts about the B.C. election results. If seats in the legislature were awarded on the percentage of votes received, the result would have been six  Green, four  Conservative, 33  New Democrat and 41  Liberal. This would have been a true representation of the wishes of B.C. voters.  With less than half the votes, the Liberal party has 50 seats and all the power, while the Green and Conservative parties, collectively with 13 per cent of the votes and only one seat, are virtually shut out.  There is something seriously wrong with this winner-take-all

voting system. Sorry Christy, but you really don’t have a majority mandate from the people of B.C. What you do have is a phony majority government. It is time for change and it should begin with a voting system based on proportional representation where people can trust that their vote is valuable and can be counted on to make a difference.  Until all voters have fair representation in the legislature, we cannot call ourselves a truly democratic society. Patricia Murphy Colwood

Sobering thought for Senate chamber Re: Elect Senate or abolish it (Our View, May 31) I think there is a simple solution to all the problems with the Canadian Senate: just convert the Senate chamber into a giant public bar and call it “The House of Drunken Second Thought.” This would not only stop the waste of taxpayers’ money but would also generate a lot of local revenue. Gordon Pollard Victoria

The News Gazette welcomes opinions and comments. Letters should discuss issues and stories covered in the News and be 300 words or fewer. The News Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste and will not print anonymous letters. Please enclose phone number for verification. ■ Email: editor@goldstreamnewsgazette.com

Garden City reputation at risk Tell me friend, when did the Capital Regional District abandon reason for madness? Thumbing its nose to scientific, economic, and social expertise and its own recommendations, the CRD will try and place a bio-solids plant firmly in an 1890 heritage middle-class neighbourhood. Liquid sewage processing is one thing but bio-solids processing is a high-risk proposition when shoe-horned into a high-density residential area along-side schools, parks, grocery stores, etc. What? There’s no buffer zone? Safety aside, morally you don’t put a pit bull into a playground full of children because it is safer for you. It’s just not compatible. Remember which way the wind blows in Victoria. Come on people it’s time to wake up and rein-in this CRD gone rogue. Victoria’s garden city reputation is at stake. Peter Wills Victoria West

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Sun shines on Goddess run Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Tiaras, tutus and sunglasses made up many a costume during the second annual Victoria Goddess Run under sunny skies in Langford Sunday. “Women like to bond together and run together. Often they find the mixed races intimidating and with a little bit too much competition,” said Louise HodgsonJones, media co-ordinator for the Goddess. “They dress up... and they just have a lot of fun.” More than 3,200 women ranging in age from 10 to 75 participated in either the Red Barn Market half marathon, Westhills 10k or BMO 5k. “Part of what we believe in is finding a way to celebrate physical activity and getting out there,” said Shelly Jensen, vice president, Vancouver Island for BMO Bank of Montreal. She’s among 14 BMO employees from across the province that participated in the run. “It doesn’t all have to be about business plans and kids and our hectic lives there’s something special that happens when women get together like this.”

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Women race for the finish line at City Centre Park during the second annual Victoria Goddess Run in Langford on Sunday. The Victoria Goddess Run supports three charities. The Victoria Women’s Transition House Society provides emergency shelter services and counselling to more than 160 women plus their children each year. Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Center supports survivors of sexualized violence and increases public awareness of the issue. ProMotion Plus is a non-profit

society dedicated to increasing opportunities for girls and women in sport and recreation. “We are thrilled to contribute over $26,000 to three valuable female focused organizations. Thank you to Langford for hosting us and to all of our incredible sponsors,” said Andrea Carey, co-race director Visit victoriagoddess.com for run results. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Hundred-dollar fish silently await anglers to hook them in B.C. waters. Now through fall 2013, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. is marking about 300 catchable size, hatchery-raised rainbow trout with neonpink tags bearing a tollfree number. The trout will be released into 40 fishing lakes around the province. “We need the help of B.C. anglers to conduct this research, and it’s only fair to reward them for their efforts,” said Adrian Clarke, vice president, science. “The data gathered will help us continue to improve the province’s small lakes fisheries.” Anglers who catch one of these tagged fish are asked to remove the tag and call the toll-free number. The FFSBC will send the first 150 “tag reporters” a $100 reward. Subsequent tag reporters will receive gift certificates of various values for fishing supplies. Specific locations remain a closely guarded secret, but Vancouver Island lakes are among them. editor@goldstream gazette.com


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An Audience with Roy and Hayley is as delightful as curling up with a mug of hot cocoa alongside two of Coronation Street’s most beloved characters – the Croppers. David Neilson and Julie Hesmondhalgh share stories of their world behind the scenes on Corrie’s cobbles, at the Royal Theatre June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Go to rmts.bc.ca for information.

Mad art show collects a crowd Online art grouping site creates connections Kyle Wells News staff

It’s nice to be in good company. That’s how the members of the MadArters group in Victoria feel, as they come together to host their first collective show and raise money for an art initiative. The show is a first for group members, who started getting in touch with each other about a year ago through a Victoria art group on meetup.com. There are 207 online members of the art group, 10 of whom have come together to form the MadArters and put on the show. Members of the MadArters get together regularly to attend shows, participate in art walks and generally discuss art. “Some are brand new to art shows and some of us are more experienced,” Aurafidelitie Arindam said. “The energy that’s come from it and motivation is really fascinating to me. Usually artists are so individual and isolated, but this has really brought us out.” Arindam is known for her paintings of botanical flowers, mainly in acrylics. She discovered her passion for flowers only after moving to Victoria and has now had showings at Butchart Gardens and Sooke Harbour House. She is moving into doing large seascapes and is still finding inspiration in her natural

see a range of paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and others. Arindam said it has been great to see it all come together. Putting on a show as a group also helps cut down the cost for each member, as opposed to hosting individual shows. “It’s a visionary way of bringing all the arts in Victoria together,” Arindam said. “We’re really proud of supporting that.” The MadArters have another show lined up, at the Zanzibar Café in Brentwood Bay this August. There will also be opportunities for new members to come aboard for future shows. An auction held at the show’s opening was also used a way to raise money for the development of the InterArts Centre for Creators. This initiative is an attempt to create a centre with resources such as a metalworks shop, office space, a 3-D printer Photo by Erhan Baydar and others available for memArtists Burcu Arat Sup, left, Susan Kerr, Natalia Mainprize, Melodie Hutmacher, Aura Arindam, ber artists. For the Love of Art runs until Diane Adolph, Gillian Redwood and Malcolm McCallum gather in front of some of Adolph’s Sunday (June 9) at the Commuartwork at the opening of For the Love of Art at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill. nity Arts Council of Greater Vicsurroundings on Vancouver Island, along keep motivated and to feel supported. And toria’s Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, inside the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre (3220 Cedar with the camaraderie she has found in the that’s very important for artists.” The artists in the group work with a wide Hill Rd.). group. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com “Working with a group is a great way to variety of mediums. Visitors can expect to

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Imagine a hybrid of Joan Jett and Veruca Salt, with a dash of Adele thrown in for good measure – that’s Victoria’s White Hot Jet, which released its debut single, Never Comin’ Down, on Monday. In October 2011, music producer James Kasper decided to hold auditions for an all-girl rock band, with the plan of launching the band six months later under his community record label Blue Water Gun Records. Through a series of transitions, auditions, long distance connections and chance meetings, the band came together. But instead of the estimated six months, it took a staggering 20 months to manifest. Now that White Hot Jet has its final lineup set and has rehearsed incessantly, they are ready for their official debut live performance this Friday (June 7) at Victoria’s Rehab Nightclub, 502 Discovery St. Doors open at 9 p.m., with special guests This Day Burns opening the show at 10. Tickets are $12 in advance, call 778-265-8462 to reserve or for more information. llavin@vicnews.com

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Correction A story on gospel trio Tenore (News, May 29), misidentified the group’s name. Three-time Gospel Music Association of Canada award winners Tenore perform June 7 at Saanich Baptist Church, 4347 Wilkinson Rd. The News apologizes for any confusion caused by the error.

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SD61 Senior String students wind up the year with an outdoor concert under the trees at Willows Beach on June 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and enjoy beautiful music with a great view. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be cancelled.

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Buffers will be created on the lower end of the lot, 50 metres off the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. Buffers will also be created around creeks in the block and to within 10 metres of the bottom of the lot. There is also logging taking place across the highway from Lot 569, also being done by Pacheedaht Andersen Timber Holdings Ltd. (PATH). The 50-50 partnership is keeping everybody working, said Hope. This means they don’t have to take the logs to the other side of the Island. PATH is the new owner of Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 61.  This TFL is a subdivision of Block 1 from TFL 25.  There is no private land attached to this TFL. PATH is a partnership between the Pacheedaht First Nation and Andersen Timber, a family-owned company in Vancouver. This partnership will be managed by their General Partner, Queesto Community Forest Ltd. “I am surprised but not shocked that they are logging. We had a choice between buying the land for park,  preserving 85 per cent of the land and building cabins on the remainder, or clear-cutting  all of the land. We  only gave  Mr.  Ilkay the option of clear-cutting  and that is what we will have to live with every 50 years,” said Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks. In the end Hicks had voted against the rezoning application. “I said it all along,” stated Ilkay, “this was not my first choice by any stretch of the imagination.” Ilkay and his partners are looking at their costs to date and they are in the $6-million dollar range. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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B.C. rejects Enbridge pipeline plan Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government has recommended rejection of the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project its final written submission to the federal environmental panel. Environment Minister Terry Lake announced the decision Friday, two weeks after an election where pipeline politics played a key role. He said the B.C. government isn’t satisfied with the company’s plans for spill control on the twin pipeline proposed to run from northern Alberta to a tanker port at Kitimat. “Northern Gateway has said that they would provide effective spill response in all cases,” Lake said. “However, they have presented little evidence as to how they will respond.” Lake said any heavy oil proposal would

be subject to the B.C. government’s five conditions, which include spill prevention and response, aboriginal participation and a share of oil export revenues for B.C. Enbridge Northern Gateway vice-president Janet Holder said Friday the province’s position is not the end of the discussion. “The five conditions cannot be fully met until the end of the Joint Review Panel process,” Holder said. “We are working hard to meet the conditions and earn the confidence of the government and the people of B.C.” Ministry staff evaluated the 192 conditions proposed by the Joint Review Panel, the federal agency that will make a recommendation for permits to Ottawa next fall. The B.C. government and Northern Gateway officials will give their final oral arguments to the panel when hearings

resume in Terrace on June 17. Enbridge has argued that its submissions to the federal panel included 7,000 pages of technical reports and nine separate witness panels have answered every environmental question put to it. The panel has conducted

69 days of cross-examination of company officials by B.C. and other representatives. Lake said the B.C. government is not opposed to heavy oil pipeline projects in general, such as the pending application to twin the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipe-

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The Belmont golf team Ryan Backhouse,left, Tyler Stanton, Tyson Girardet and Dylan Bell won the Lower Island championships at Arbutus Ridge Golf Course. The struggled at the provincials and finished in 18th place. Submitted photo

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coach Ken Lowe. “This group was unknown to me, I thought it was a rebuilding year.” Last year, the golf team had four Grade 12 students and Dylan Bell who was in Grade 11. Bell, now in Grade 12 is the only senior on the team. He won the high school police tournament at Olympic View Golf Club. “He’s a great role model. He consistently shoots par or close to it,” Lowe said. While Lowe said Bell is the No. 1 player on the team, at each event other players scores are added together building a team score. The younger players have impressed the coach. “It is a different mentality playing on a team and not for myself,” said Tyler Stanton, 17. Stanton said he’s strongest at hitting the ball off the tee and his teammate Tyson Girardet,16, is more skilled at short play involving putting a chipping. The two youngest players on the team are Grade 9 students Bryce Tickner and Ryan Backhouse. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 and Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1200 by means of proposed Bylaw Nos. 1350 and 1374, respectively. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in these Bylaws at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 17 June 2013, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. Proposal: The purpose of Bylaw Nos. 1350 and 1374 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 and Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1200, respectively, by allowing omnibus amendments to development permit area policies, guidelines and designations as well as to allow the apartment offstreet parking ratio permitted within the Downtown Pedestrian Commercial Development Permit Area to be utilized within the City Centre OCP designation. Applicant: City of Langford Location: The lands that are the subject of Bylaw Nos. 1350 and 1374 are all properties which fall within designated development permit areas and within the City Centre designation of the Official Community Plan. COPIES of the complete proposed Bylaws and other material that the Council may consider in relation to these Bylaws may be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), from Monday, 3 June 2013 to Monday, 17 June 2013, inclusive, at Langford City Hall, 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on this Bylaw. Jim Bowden Administrator

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High speed chase Russ Hayes Racing Cycling Club athlete Michael Van Den Ham leads the pack during the 21st annual Bastion Square Grand Prix on Fort Street in downtown Victoria on Sunday. Curtis Dearden won the elite men’s race and Kristine Brynjolfson won the women’s elite. The cycling series, featuring some of Canada’s top riders also included time trials on Dallas Road and a road race in Metchosin kicking off the 2013 Victoria cycling festival. See victoria-cycling.com. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Gabe Campbell, left, and Bracia Tyler will play for their respective Victoria IceHawks hockey teams next year. They received the 4,999th and 5,000th grants given out by KidSport Victoria since it started here in 2000. “It’s completely coincidental that they are from the same sport and organization,” said KidSport Victoria chair Patti Hunter.

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B.C. track championship Thomas Getty of Mount Douglas secondary does a shoulder check on Adam Marshall of Langley’s Brookswood secondary before winning the senior boys 800-metre final in Langley on the weekend. Ben Weir of Glenlyon Norfolk won the 1500m and 3000m senior boys races. Saeed Shokoya of St. Michaels University School won the senior boys 100m dash. See bctfa.ca/results. html for full high school results.

The benefits are immeasurable but the numbers aren’t. Last week KidSport Greater Victoria made Victoria Minor Hockey Association players Gabriel Campbell, 15, and Bracia Tyler, 11, the 4,999th and 5,000th kids to receive a grant towards the cost of registration in organized sports. “As a single mom of a very active teenage boy, the funding I received from KidSport this years, and in past years, has been vital in allowing Gabe to participate in hockey,” said Melanie Matherly, Campbell’s mom. Campbell is student at Spectrum Community School where he’s part of the Spectrum Hockey Academy. KidSport helps him play midget hockey for the Victoria IceHawks, as he hopes to play hockey at university while pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. Not bad for a kid who was once considered “at risk” for behavioural issues. “His dedication to hockey has positively impacted every aspect of his life,”

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Matherly said. Without KidSport, Tyler would also be on the sidelines. Bracia has a twin brother and the costs for sports, hockey especially, climb in a hurry for the family, just as it does for hundreds of families in Victoria. KidSport started in Victoria in 2002 and funded 86 children for a season of sport. In 2012, KidSport Victoria helped more than 800

kids play in 170 different sport clubs in the city, a cost of nearly $200,000. “We believe that sport and physical activity provides a lifelong opportunity for goal setting, commitment, fair play, teamwork and the acquisition of lifelong social and fundamental movement skills leading to healthier lifestyles now and later in life,” said KidSport Victoria chair Patti Hunter.

Historically, KidSport Victoria’s top funded sports have been soccer, with 1,491 children funded at a cost of $275,300; hockey, with 771 children funded at a cost of $171,430; football, 293 kids, $103,300; baseball, 504 kids at $56,600; and lacrosse, 343 kids, $52,700. For more information or to donate, visit kidsportvictoria.ca. sports@vicnews.com


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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. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373. SPRING CLEANUP special: $20/hr. Weeding, Pruning, etc: Free est’s. Steve 250-727-0481

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JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. NO JOB too small. Multi unit to Home Renos. Free Est’s. Call Green Bird Development. (250)661-1911.

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THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

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BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186. 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. www.cbsmasonry.com

MISC SERVICES 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. 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. 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

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

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 STUCCO REPAIRMAN- Stucco & 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. www.normswindowcleaning.ca

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