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Peer support is one click away Natalie North News staff

In the wake of Amanda Todd’s death, amidst a barrage of cyber-bullying stories in the media, student counsellors at Oak Bay High decided to harness the power of the Internet for a new peer support network. Oak Bay Outreach is a web-based tool that allows students to log on to the Oak Bay High website and email anonymously with a trained peer counsellor. The entirely studentled project was soft-launched last March and has elated Allen York, the school’s head counsellor. “It’s not another great idea started by adults,” said York, who plans to promote the service in the fall. “This is based on the simple truth that kids talk to kids.” Once a student submits an email, peer counsellors on duty receive the message and a notification is sent to both York and Lorna Maximick, a second school counsellor. The peer counsellors have 48 hours to respond to the message, which may lead directly into a face-to-face session, or may stay a one-time online exchange. For York’s senior peer counselling class, the tool provides one less barrier to supporting teens. “There’s a huge stigma around coming to see a counsellor,” said Grade 11 student Haley Gurney. “They think, ‘They’ll judge me,’ or ‘I’m weak.’” PlEASE SEE: Students launch support, Page A5

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Clive area residents speak out Coverage to date misses mark for neighbours of proposed development Natalie North News staff

Surrounded by four neighbours around her dining room table, in a home halfway down a quiet cul-de-sac, Margaret Asch slides her index finger across the display on her laptop computer. The neighbours know well the image it displays, depicting a piece of plywood held very close to, and extending far above a fence line. The photo was taken from inside a home across the street, immediately beside the 1940s-era Clive Apartments, which developers would like to replace with a substantially larger,

The core issues: mass, setbacks and market rental building. The group listens while Asch explains the parking have remained key concerns for purpose of the slab of plywood, intended to the residents from the time project owners JN Developments first pitched a 23-unit demonstrate how close the new building, apartment (with 13 parking The Clive, would stand, “We have stalls) until their designer, should the project in its current incarnation gain individual perspectives, Cascadia Architects, came back with the current, approval. but on the core issues, 19-unit (and 16 parking “We’re not opposed to a stall) proposal last month. higher-density, new building we are united in our Regardless of design changes, there,” Asch said. “Some of opposition.” the group says their views on us are not offended by the - Margaret Asch replacing a two-storey, eightexisting building and don’t unit building with a threethink it’s necessarily out of storey, 19-unit building which date – that there are eight requires setback variances on all sides affordable rental units that are going to hasn’t changed – despite previous News be replaced by market rental units – the coverage suggesting otherwise. point is that it’s an unprecedented process. We have individual perspectives, but on the core issues, we are united in our PlEASE SEE: opposition.” Neighbours seek thoughtful approach, Page A13

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Artist EiraShay Barker-Hart takes on the setting at Bowker Creek with one of her latest pen-onpaper pieces. She’ll return to the waterway for the Bowker Creek Brush Up on Aug. 11. Organizers are welcoming BarkerHart and other youth artists for the annual event. Natalie North/News staff

Youth artists join Brush Up crew Sixteen-year-old Oak Bay resident brings variety of styles, mediums to annual creekside art show

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n a hot spring afternoon, sunshine reflects off a framed drawing in EiraShay BarkerHart’s grasp. The 16-year-old smiles as she explains each element of the politically-charged piece, inspired by the proposed Enbridge pipeline. “Back here we have the machine that’s building corporate lines,” she said. “Then the Earth, here, is crying and back here we have a jellyfish, which is a sign of polluted water. I’m trying to mirror the pain that the Earth feels and anger and frustration Natalie North the that a lot of people are Reporting feeling.” Barker-Hart is one of a handful of youth artists set to return to the Bowker Creek Brush Up for the second year this August – a fact that couldn’t make organizer Joanie McCorry happier. “I wish she was my daughter,” said McCorry, who got to know Barker-Hart

through the Creatively United For the Planet fashion show, while the Vic High student was building dresses of flower petals. “Last year, EiraShay just sat on the grass and just kept painting. She didn’t need a chair or table or anything.” Oak Bay resident Barker-Hart admitted being a little unprepared for her debut at the Brush Up, but found it to be a huge learning experience. The positive side of putting her work out there – including marketing herself as an artist – outweighed the sting of not making any sales during her first Brush Up. “It makes you so vulnerable,” she said. “It’s your work. It’s so much of you.” The Grade 11 student grew up on Cortes Island and attended Linnaea, the Island’s alternative school, until Grade 8, an experience which exposed her to an eclectic community of artisans. “I like how she hasn’t become a bigcity girl,” said McCorry, a photographer and creator of three-dimensional paper casting cards. “She just continues to follow her heart and her passion and her love.” Whether she’s making a Mexicaninspired self-portrait in oil soluble water

‘I’ve only been doing this for five years.’ colours, snapping photos on a Pentax They’re artists, and for them, that’s what K-1000, or constructing clothing from it’s all about.” flower petals, Barker-Hart is open to just The Oak Bay Community Artists about anything artistically. Society, a group of some 40 amateur “I don’t know what my medium is yet, and professional artists, launched the so I figured I’d try everything until I find the medium that fits. I change my mind all Bowker Creek Brush Up in 2005. It has since become an annual draw for several of the time.” thousand people interested in taking a Though her approach may come off as peek inside the artistic fickle, her intentions behind “I don’t know process, purchasing a the work are anything but. new piece of work straight “I like having an intention what my medium is from the source or and a point to it, as opposed yet, so I figured I’d try contributing a stroke to a to something that’s just nice to look at. In the past I was everything until I find community painting. This year’s Brush Up guest just painting things that were the medium that fits. I artists are Pat Martinfun to paint and I wasn’t comfortable pushing social change my mind all of Bates, Martin Machacek, Marion Evamy and new barriers. I was terrified to do Oak Bay resident, Robert nudes for years, just because the time.” - EiraShay Barker-Hart Amos. of what people might think Youth artists – including considering how young I high school students and young adults am.” – are invited to join Barker-Hart from 11 With the 50 artists at the Brush Up at a.m. until 4 p.m. Aug. 11 along Bowker different stages in their artistry, McCorry Creek, between Oak Bay High and feels age is irrelevant. “I think her art is so good that it doesn’t Hampshire Road. Contact McCorry at 250294-1944 or jmccorry@shaw.ca to register. matter,” McCorry said. “These young nnorth@saanichnews.com artists are fearless. They don’t think,

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Teenager killed on Ride to Conquer Cancer Daniel Palmer News staff

A 16-year-old Saanich resident who was killed while participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer is being described as a popular athlete who was engaging and full of faith. Xavier Pelletier, a Grade 10 Pacific Christian School student, died in Arlington, Wash. on Sunday morning after he pulled into

the path of an oncoming vehicle. The driver was travelling under the 55 km/hr speed limit, said Kristen Banfield, Arlington police spokeswoman. “The driver just couldn’t stop in time. It’s just a horrible accident, our hearts are broken for the family,” Banfield said. Pelletier was one of 2,600 cyclists riding from Vancouver to Seattle for the cancer fundraising event on the weekend.

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Students launch web-based peer support Continued from Page A1

And while the computer is a comfortable means through which teens can access resources – such as adult counsellors and 911 services – it also offers its advantages to the students handling the requests for course credits. “We don’t have the wealth of experience that Mr. York and Ms. Maximick have, we’re more comfortable using a computer and that way we have more time to think about what this person is saying and what it might mean to them,” said Sophie Underwood, also a Grade 11 student of the class. “It’s just as beneficial to us as it is to them.” Students answering confidential mes-

sages have about 150 hours of instruction and supervised practise before handling the concerns. Prior to its move to Nanaimo, senior peer counsellors from the class had worked the phone lines

at the Need Crisis Line. Though few of the peer counsellors have had the opportunity to use Oak Bay Outreach to date, every one of the students in the class reports having used their counselling

skills among friends. “This is year 46 of working with teenagers and I’m proud to say that I’ve never seen a homegrown initiative like this in my life,” York added. “There are so many wonderful pro-

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Media photo-op just not enough When police and B.C’s anti-gang squad busted two of Greater Victoria’s “top-level” suspected drug traffickers recently, they held a press conference and laid out a large quantity of drugs and paraphernalia for photographers and news media to record. Public safety Police were proud to at risk with drug display their bounty, suspects at large saying it “dismantled (the suspect’s) ability to make money and create crime.” But much like a fishing expedition, the suspects were caught and released, like large trophy fish, back to society. The reason, police say, is to allow investigators time to establish a maximum number of criminal charges. Police further stated they are “concerned” that both ammunition and gun holsters were found, but no weapons. Can we surmise from this then, that these two “highest priority targets on Vancouver Island,” who supposedly operated their growop-come-drug storage operations in heavily populated neighbourhoods filled with families and children, are now out and about with weapons? Police admit the two suspects have a history of violent crime, drug trafficking and connections to organized drug crime in the Lower Mainland. How can the public have any confidence in our justice system, if, after the arrest of suspected criminals police say “represent the top of the food chain for the Greater Victoria area,” they are allowed to walk away – even if only temporarily and under a close watch? The police may have made a dent in their operations, but there is no doubt that these two highly organized, apparently successful drug dealers will be able to pick up where they left off with the help of lesser-known and lesswatched associates. The arrest of suspects at that level needs to be more than simply a photo-op for police. The public deserves to know that along with taking the drugs off the street, the people behind the drugs are off the street as well. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The OAK BAY NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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What is ailing the B.C. NDP? Plenty After 34 NDP MLAs were sworn in into the open. While 13 caucus members were knifing their leader to continue a stretch of opposition for reasons they still can’t or won’t that will reach at least 16 years, articulate in public – a leader Adrian Dix took a glaring problem in itself few questions about his – the back room policy future. brainstorm revealed a The party’s provincial deeper malaise. council will meet June Among the “dream 21 to set the terms of tree” notions put forward reference for a review of in the workshop was the party’s dismal election “free” post-secondary performance, Dix told tuition and public transit, reporters. He repeated along with raising wages that his performance and lowering fees for won’t be spared, Tom Fletcher daycare. This isn’t a and ticked off some B.C. Views dream tree, it’s a money conventional wisdom tree. about the NDP campaign. Remember, this is the NDP’s Dix mentioned the alleged ruling body, not a high school lack of “negative” ads, the local “social justice” class or an Occupy campaigns (read candidates), the Vancouver squat. decreasing reliability of polls and, Showing a glimmer of adult when pressed, his surprise decision supervision, the workshop table to come out against the proposed on “equitable tax policy” even twinning of the TransMountain oil identified the problem. Its first pipeline. recommendation: “Increase our Like last week’s hysteria over economic and financial literacy to a tiny leak in that pipeline, these gain credibility.” are great sound bites for the short The “public ownership” table attention spans of the modern media. But they don’t explain much. really got radical. Scrap publicprivate partnerships, the basis of This all-powerful NDP provincial most government construction council is a case in point. A today. “Nationalize” independent glimpse into its inner workings power projects, in the Venezuelan was provided by a summary of an style of state seizure of private NDP policy development workshop assets. And perhaps most called “Imagine Our Future” that incredibly, tear up the trade was leaked by the B.C. Liberals in agreement between Saskatchewan, the final days of the campaign. Alberta and B.C. that harmonizes The workshop took place in transport truck regulations and so November 2010, coincidentally at the same provincial council meeting forth. In the real world, the four western where the revolt against former premiers met this week in Winnipeg. leader Carole James tumbled

And the three-province project now called “New West Partnership” will continue to dismantle archaic interprovincial barriers. Why would the NDP be secretly against that? Because it’s also a “labour mobility” agreement. This harkens back to a supposed golden age in Canada, when two corporate titans shared the beer business, producing identical bland lager from identical factories in identical stubby bottles. Inter-provincial trade in these stubbies was strictly forbidden, requiring each province to have a big unionized brewery to make uniformly bad beer for the proletariat. This is the power of a monopoly union. And because of it, this was how governments tried to “create jobs.” It’s a bygone era to which many core NDP supporters stubbornly cling. This explains the party’s revival of a “job protection commissioner” for forestry. Which brings us to the proverbial root cause of the B.C. NDP’s woes. Its largest financial donor is the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, which donated $1.4 million to the party in the past eight years, nosing out the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Hospital Employees’ Union. Former HEU and BCGEU presidents now sit in the NDP caucus, critics for health and “green” jobs respectively. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Don’t kill deer to save roses I urge Oak Bay mayor and council not to support a deer cull. The current government of British Columbia has been negligent in not abiding by the 1992 Caracas Declaration, which was adopted by the B.C. government of the day. Under this declaration, there was a call to move away from logging old growth, to not permit incompatible development adjacent to parks and to provide conservation corridors for wildlife. Deer habitat is being destroyed all over the Island. Everywhere forests are being destroyed through clear cutting and through urban sprawl. Humans have intruded into their ecosystem, and deer are being blamed for seeking new habitats. There are numerous solutions for protecting property from deer. Oak Bay council should  encourage those who are concerned to use these solutions which will result in Oak Bay being an ecosystem where humans and deer can coexist. Otherwise Oak Bay will become infamous for culling deer to save the roses. Yesterday I saw a mother deer and her fawn wandering in the gardens on St. Patrick Street. They were beautiful. I sensed for a moment that we are living in a very special ecosystem. Joan Russow Oak Bay

LETTERS Clive project too big for the avenue There is no doubt the Clive development proposal far exceeds Oak Bay’s building standards. It is much too overbuilt for the setting and this has been noted by some members of council. It also contravenes both our community plan and our zoning and parking bylaws by a long way. This legislation, for the most part, has made Oak Bay the desirable community it is today. In 2007, council mistakenly changed our zoning bylaw and allowed overbuilding – that bylaw is currently under review for remedial action. If approved, the Clive development

will displace eight affordable housing units with just over twice that number but, with significantly increased rents. The developer has indicated mainly seniors will rent the new units. Most multi-dwelling units in Oak Bay are already restricted to seniors. Municipal staff and a planner hired to assist in the development process have indicated that to receive approval, the Clive proposal will require council to pass a new zoning category specific to that site. The problem with this is allowing over-development sets a precedent and several senior staff have explained it would be difficult

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The University of Victoria hopes upgrades to cycling infrastructure will quell the forecasted need to build more parkades in coming years. Last week Saanich council gave the university the OK to remove 28 parking spaces to make way for 234 covered bike stalls and lockers near the University Centre. “We’re still making good progress relative to having people consider other ways to get to campus other than by vehicle,” said Neil Connelly, director of campus planning and sustainability. “Eight per cent of commuter traffic (to

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(TDM) to the council of the day while asking for a 254-stall parking variance. Last week Coun. Vic Derman defended council’s continued support for more variances, despite a forecasted need for more parking: “Their transportation demand management program has really cut down the amount of traffic coming to campus – that’s good for me, because whatever traffic goes to UVic, most comes on Saanich roads.” While supply and demand for parking on campus fluctuates, Connelly says the existing parking lots are never completely full. “There’s always space on campus to park – in some cases it may be a little further than people’s destinations lie. But certainly outlying lots and other lots are meeting that demand,” he said. “It’s something we monitor quite closely. We want to ensure

there isn’t a spillover into the neighbourhoods.” Connelly says the university is now doing what it can to minimize the need for more parkades. UVic faced area resident outrage against a proposed 503-stall structure at the now under-construction Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities. That was scrapped for a much smaller 234-space parkade. “It’s recognized that our campus is not particularly large, and as it’s grown over the years, our vacant spaces or spaces to develop are harder to come by, making planning decisions around those much more critical,” he said. The university is also having ongoing discussions with B.C. Transit to create a larger bus loop, tentatively slated for September 2014. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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charges have been laid yet. Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC), expects charges to be filed within “a month or two.” CFSEU-BC officers led the investigation which culminated with the two suspects being arrested at a residence in the 2700block of Peatt Rd. in Langford. Investigators also searched a home in the 2700-block of Claude Rd. in Langford and in the 500-block of Heatherdale Ln. in Saanich. “These guys were the two highest priority targets on Vancouver Island,” Houghton said. “What our investigators found most disturbing is that the (home) on Claude Road is in a highly populated area with families and right behind a day care.” From the three locations, officers seized 28 pounds of marijuana, two kilograms of cocaine, 1 kg of crystal meth, 10 L of GHB,

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B.C.’s anti-gang squad and local police agencies have busted two top-level drug traffickers in Greater Victoria. Police arrested a 37-year-old Langford man and a 27-year-old Saanich man on June 6, both who have a history of violent crimes and drug trafficking, and ties to organized drug crime in the Lower Mainland. “These guys represent the top of the food chain for the Greater Victoria area,” said Staff Sgt. Conor King with the Victoria police. Both men have been released and no

200 pills of ecstasy and 1 kg of a “buffing agent” used to cut cocaine, 9 mm ammo, scales, a money counter and gun holsters. The bulk value of the drugs is estimated at $542,000. One of the search locations is licenced by Health Canada to grow medical marijuana, and the CFSEU is checking to see if that licence is in violation. All the bud seized came from the home with the licence. Houghton acknowledged that it is troubling that ammo and gun holsters were found, but no guns. “That is very concerning. We think guns are out there related to this,” he said. Questioned why these men, perhaps armed and described as the highest level drug traffickers in the region, were released, Houghton said it is a process of establishing a maximum number of criminal charges. “Rather than hold them on one charge, we

have the ability to release them and work with Crown to get many more charges,” he told reporters last Thursday morning. He insisted the CFSEU has “dismantled their ability to make money and create crime,” and that officers would be watching, following and further investigating the two suspects. The Vancouver Island district emergency response team, West Shore RCMP, Victoria police, Federal Serious Organized Crime and the Saanich police assisted CFSEU-BC during the arrests. King said these suspects would sell to mid-level Greater Victoria dealers who purchased drugs “in quasi-bulk,” who then who fed the street-level or dial-a-dope dealers. He said it was feasible the two men would move the volume of drugs on display within a month. editor@saanichnews.com

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Jazz ain’t what you think. The slogan for this year’s toe-tapping, finger-snapping dedication to jazz music, says it all. “Jazz is what you feel,” said TD Victoria International Jazz Festival producer Darryl Mar. “Jazz is very broad and encompasses all styles of music. Some people think it’s all improvised or avant garde, but that’s not it.” With an assortment of musicians moulding the festival, Mar’s best advice is simple. “If you’ve never been here before, you need to come out, open your ears and listen to music.” One act Mar won’t miss is Bettye LaVette’s show, June 21 at the Royal Theatre. “I have been trying to get her here for five years,” he said eagerly. LaVette started her career in 1962 at age 16. She toured with big-name musicians including Otis Redding and James Brown.

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Throughout the 10-day festival more than 350 musicians will perform and it’s a lot of work organizing and booking all the talent. “In October we will start booking for next year’s Jazz Fest,” Mar said. This year, the festival is welcoming a slew of new

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musicians including Boi Akih, Serena Ryder and Macy Gray. A new venue this year is the Smoken Bones Cookshack for late night jam sessions. The restaurant, located in The Hudson building, will host the Ashley Wey Trio and the Kelby MacNayr Trio. After a threeyear hiatus, Sugar Nightclub is back on the festival venue list. The Boom Booms, Lee Field and The Expressions, Vieux Farka Touré, Ganga Giri and Tinsley Ellis are all playing at the club. Other popular venues include the Royal

Theatre, Alix Goolden Hall and Victoria Event Centre. “Of the over 80 performances, 24 of them are absolutely free,” Mar said about the shows held at Centennial Square. All of the performances at the downtown venue are free, wuth the exception of Five Alarm Funk ($18) on June 23 and Red Baratt ($28) on June 27. Both shows are at 7 p.m. The festival is also hosting free workshops, but attendees are required to pre-register. The workshops are hosted by Vijay Iyer Trio, Kellylee Evans, Jon Cleary, Patricia Barber and Gabriel Alegria. The TD Victoria International Jazz Festival runs from June 21 to 30. For more information or to register for the workshops call 250-388-4423 or go to jazzvictoria.ca. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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The Royal BC Museum is looking forward – what do we need to accomplish for future generations? We believe a refreshed, modern museum and archives is at the heart of celebrating British Columbia and its place in the wider world. Bigger thinking, better design, bolder ambitions – these will mark what we do for the benefit of the society and economy of our province. Please join us to find out more about our plans and share your ideas with us.

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Neighbours seek a more thoughtful approach Continued from Page A1

“We decided that we would approach this in a respectful way, but also in a thoughtful way,” said Asch, who along with her husband Michael, has regularly hosted other Clive Drive residents in their home to discuss the development. “I don’t think any of us are interested in strategies meant to inflame and antagonize.” The group of neighbours has been putting forward their questions to developers following the first of several meetings with JN Developments last fall. Many residents have presented letters to council which largely follow along a similar theme of concern over mass, setbacks and parking. Wilf Lund lives at the end of the drive and can’t see Clive Apartments from his home, but is far from pleased with the size and design and feels compelled to stand “in solidarity” with the immediate neighbours, while council, he feels, shows more excitement than solid reflection about the development.

“This is not a political process,” Lund said. “This is simply a group of concerned neighbours who got together to do this and our voice wasn’t heard.” Building owner Nicole Roberts is clear about her intentions to construct market, rather than luxury, rental units – and the limitations that choice presents. “I’m trying to be the good guy in building a new LEED-certified rental building. It’s not like I’m trying to take it down and build 10 condos,” she said. “The rental aspect really defines the density that’s needed. I appreciate where the neighbourhood is coming from and I think they have had a good voice in where the project is at. It’s unfortunate that I don’t have any more room to give.” While unable to scale back the massing or add additional parking, Roberts said, she is open to discussion with the community on aspects such as landscape and exterior design. As for parking, a study of the site, paid for by developers and conducted by transportation engineers Boulevard Transpor-

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Sailing the Dragonfly is not about winning, it’s about racing. The boat, you see, is built for one thing: all-out speed. The fun comes in sailing it, a challenging task on the volatile high seas off Vancouver Island. A five-time winner of the Black Press Van Isle 360° International Yacht Race, Dragonfly has lived a rich life, and is be passing through town this week as the 42 competing yachts enter Victoria for stage 10 of this year’s 11-stage race that circumnavigates Vancouver Island. “We love the boat and are fortunate to have won the race, but the Van Isle 360 is about the people on the stops along the way. That’s what makes it worth doing and why we come back,” said owner Richard Ackrill. To say the boat is fast is an understatement. Dragonfly’s been the fastest overall in the Van Isle 360 all but once in six years. Dragonfly is more than just the fastest catamaran around, it’s also one of the biggest. At 52 feet long, Ackrill can have a hard time finding a place to keep her. During the offseason, Dragonfly lives near Everett, Wash., where it’s lovingly tended to by its previous owner in a spot that can accommodate it. But it’s been in Victoria since it participated in the

Swiftsure race last month. This week Dragonfly is off in search of another Van Isle 360 win, as the race which began on June 8 enters its final two days, June 21 to 22, from Victoria to Nanaimo. “I first joined the crew for the outer legs of this race in 2001 and loved it,” Ackrill said.

The last leg ■ A final briefing for the skippers and crews will happen at the Strathcona Hotel on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. in preparation for the final two legs of the 11 stage race, June 21-22. ■ Victoria to Nanaimo is the most valuable leg in terms of scoring. ■ Navigators and skippers assess weather forcasts, tidal predictions and local knowledge to determine the best route through the Gulf Islands.

The owner at that time, Pat McGarry, sold it to a Florida owner but it soon became available once more and Ackrill jumped at the opportunity to keep it here. “We all missed (the boat) so much, I talked to Pat McGarry, who was working at a marine company in Washington, about using the facilities to store it if I bought it back,” Ackrill said. “So I bought it and to this day we actually use a huge forklift to pull the boat out of the water near Everett, where it lives.” Ackrill handles the helm some of the time, as well as sail trim and tactics. The crew of five includes

McGarry handling most of the helm duties, Sandy Dick on mainsail, Nick Banks on navigation and tactics and Gord Irving on the foredeck. The boat will likely be in the running to win the Van Isle 360 this week but the stories are more often based on the time spent visiting stops along the way, Ackrill said. The race includes social events during the off days: a stop at a fish farm where 400 people dine on salmon near Hardwick Island, a stop at Telegraph Cove and a day in Winter Harbour where 25 winter residents and summer residents put on a midday banquet. “Everyone in the community lends a hand to put that on. We just love it,” Ackrill said.

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Dragonfly of Victoria is competing in the final leg of the Black Press Van Isle 360° this week, 60 nautical miles from Victoria to Nanaimo.

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finishes in Nanaimo, has run since 1999. Visit vanisle360.com to chart the racer’s progress. - with files from Chris Bush sports@vicnews.com

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Grade 11 student Noah Johnson will spend his senior year as a rookie on Spectrum Thunder football team.

The Spectrum Community school Thunder is poised to take its licks as the city’s third high school football program. As the new kid on the block, it will be a few years of growing pains before the Thunder can compete with the Mount Douglas Rams and Belmont Bulldogs. The Thunder played its first exhibition game on June 7, a 45-8 drubbing at the hands of Belmont. “Not bad for a group of guys who just started this spring,” said Spectrum head coach Roy Vollinger. It was the first taste of game action for most of the 40 players who will carry the Thunder in its inaugural junior and senior team seasons. There is no better example of what can come of the Thunder than the

Mount Douglas Rams. Vollinger was given to Vollinger by the B.C. Lions in behind the Rams’ startup in 1996 and 2012 for his dedication to the grassgot the Thunder off the ground with roots level of the sport. “I’m doing it because I’m equipment manager Gary not finished coaching. I talked Ralfs. to many schools and they all The Rams are currently said no. Spectrum said yes. the premier program in I said ‘Great, I’ll (fundraise), B.C. as reigning back-tobut I want cheerleaders, and back AAA champions. The a marching band.’ So we’re Bulldogs started since planning on having them then, and are on the rise, too,” Vollinger said. jumping to AAA after a 4-1 The roster features plenty record in AA last year. of fresh blood with a handful “We do everything for of community players from the kids who are doing the Victoria Spartans leadsomething for themselves,” Roy Vollinger ing the way. Most are new to said Vollinger, a veteran of 31 years coaching football in the area. the sport, such as running back Noah Vollinger beat the streets to col- Johnson, a “natural,” who scored lect the necessary $60,000 from local Spectrum’s first touchdown against businesses to start the program. The Belmont. Johnson will be one of 14 Thunder will wear orange helmets, rookies in Grade 12. sports@vicnews.com not unlike the Orange Helmet Award


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three Vikes named to the roster of 12 along with Sean Duke and Nathan Hirayama. Castaway Wanderers hometown product Mike Fuailefau will also make the trip. Other players who’ve played in Victoria are James Bay’s Thyseen de Goede, John Moonlight and Taylor Paris, and longtime Castaway Wanderers imports Nanyak Dala and Ciaran Hearn. Mack started at

scrum half for Canada (ranked No. 13) in 15s play on Saturday, a 40-14 loss to the No. 8-ranked Irish in Toronto.

PCSL Highlanders blast Coquitlam The Peninsula Co-op Highlanders women’s soccer team (5-1) stretched its winning streak to four games with a 7-0 win over Coquitlam Metro Ford SC on Sunday. Liz Hansen scored

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A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071

NORM’S WINDOW Cleaning. 250-812-3213. WCB. www.normswindowcleaning.ca


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CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-8477

The individuals pictured here are wanted as of June 17, 2013

Matthew Patrick SAVAGE

Steven Andre George HOLENCHUK

is wanted for Fail to Comply.

is wanted for Public Mischief and Fail to Appear.

• Weight: 175 lbs. • Height: 6’1” • DOB: Dec. 26, 1973

• Weight: 146 lbs. • Height: 5’7” • DOB: Nov. 16, 1991

Ryan James ANDERSON

Devon Dana Jacques TREMBLAY

is wanted for being Unlawfully at Large.

is wanted for Obstruction of a Police Officer.

• Weight: 168 lbs. • Height: 6’ • DOB: Sept. 19, 1973

• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’10” • DOB: April 30, 1994

Angela Mar y THOMAS

Claire Teresa LINDSAY

is wanted for Assault and Fail to Appear.

is wanted for Theft x2, Assault and Fail to Appear.

• Weight: 201 lbs. • Height: 5’3” • DOB: June 21, 1974

• Weight: 111 lbs. • Height: 5’6” • DOB: Feb. 9, 1983

Dawn Michelle PAINE

Phillipe WAVERLEY

is wanted for Theft and Fail to Appear.

is wanted for Driving While Prohibited and Fail to Appear.

• Weight: 148 lbs. • Height: 5’8” • DOB: June 22, 1984

• Weight: 166 lbs. • Height: 5’6” • DOB: Sept. 23, 1949

All individuals listed must be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

HELP SOLVE

2009 sexual assault

Crime Stoppers needs the public’s assistance in locating these wanted individuals.

A sexual assault took place during an event known as the “Rock Fest” held at CFB Esquimalt. A young lady was sexually assaulted by an unidentified male between 11 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2009 and 1 a.m. on Oct. 4, 2009. The male may have had an accomplice. The young lady was picked up and carried down a flight of stairs to an empty room located on the lower floor of the club where she was sexually assaulted. The male is described as 30 years old, well built, approximately 5’10” tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured T-shirt with an alcohol brand symbol on the front, possibly “Jack Daniels”.

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Solar Colwood expanded for Greater Victoria households Kyle Wells News staff

After some rejigging, Colwood council passed a previously rejected proposal to expand the Solar Colwood program’s boundaries and timeframe.

Council approved extending the deadline of the program to March 2015. Also approved is an expansion of the program’s solar hot water heater grants to the entire Capital Regional District. All changes must still be approved by Natural Resources Canada. The

extensions are hoped to be in place this fall. The program offers $3,000 to help homeowners pay for up to one-third of the cost for a solar hot water heater, which can help households save on electricity costs.

The boundary expansion is in partnership with the CRD, which will take on region-wide marketing. A small administration fee will help Colwood recover any costs. The one-year extension is mainly to allow the Capital City

Centre development and the two new high schools being built on the West Shore to use the program. For more information visit solarcolwood.ca. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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Week 26 AIRDRIE This year with the help of his employees at the Airdrie Safeway, Store Manager Greg Dyki plans on making a difference. On June 16th, his “Airdries Army” Team participated in the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer. On June 21st, at 3:00 pm Greg will be shaving his head for Prostate Cancer at the Airdrie Safeway.

Remember 100% of money raised through Safeway goes directly to research in our area. You can give to the head shave event by visiting at any check stand in the Airdrie Safeway!

Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, 2013 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slig htly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

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