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In the midst of Canada Day fanfare Monday, an inconspicuous couple strolled the grounds of the B.C. legislature with pressure cookers full of shrapnel and what they believed were active explosives. The bombs were hidden near the legislature building and left to detonate amongst 40,000 revellers. According to the RCMP, John Stewart Nuttall, 39, and Amanda Marie Korody, 29, had committed to their intended day of terror in early March, settling on Nuttall’s former hometown of Victoria during a national holiday for the senseless act. But unbeknownst to the Surrey couple, their every move – from site selection to bomb-making to their retreat back to the Lower Mainland – had been meticulously monitored under the watchful eye of the RCMP and other federal intelligence agencies. reverbnation.com At a press John Nuttall faces charges related to a conference bombing attempt at the legislature. Tuesday, RCMP Asst. Commissioner James Malitzia refused to say if undercover officers were working with the duo, but admitted the improvised explosive devices were under police control at all times. If proven in court, perhaps the most unsettling aspect of Nuttall’s and Korody’s descent into indiscriminate violence is their “selfradicalization” in the absence of clear political motivation or connection to a terrorist network, said University of Victoria Prof. Scott Watson, an expert in international terrorism.

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Craigflower bridge faces potential delays from steel shortage

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Work on the new $13 million Craigflower Bridge is forging ahead, but a North American steel shortage has the potential to slow down progress. Much of the in-water work is nearing completion, including the completion of two cofferdams (a temporary dry enclosure in water). Piles on the south abutment are drilled and ready for cement. Piling work has also started in the inlet. Crews are working six days a week to stay on schedule. The original 80-year-old, 110 metre bridge is now 90 per cent removed. The pedestrian bridge is open and well used, said Saanich capital projects manager Jim Hemstock. “People seem to really like it, it’s so much better than the old one.” On Admirals Road, about 300 metres of sidewalk has been built, out of a total of about 650 metres. Underground work, such as sewer and water, is nearly finished. “It’s clicking along,” Hemstock

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The demolition of the old bridge and installation of pilings for the new bridge are well underway, but a steel shortage could delay the Craigflower Bridge replacement project. said. “The (bridge) foundation is coming along well. The steel is the issue.” A steel shortage in the U.S. and Canada is making it difficult to find the materials needed to construct the actual bridge span. “I understand it is Barack Obama’s fault,” Hemstock

joked. “(With) stimulus spending – every freeway is getting a new bridge. They’re going nuts spending money on infrastructure in the States.” The steel was supposed to be here by now, but there is enough work to keep the job moving ahead. Once the steel is secured and it arrives, it will

take three or four months to build the span, which is being done in Duncan. Hemstock hopes for an update on the steel in the next few weeks, and also a revised schedule based on the steel status. Check out craigflowerbridge. com for updates.

Locals lend hand for Alberta cleanup Kyle Wells News staff

Victorians are among the kind souls from across the country volunteering help Alberta with flood recovery. Efforts in southern Alberta continue after flooding devastated areas in and around Calgary starting on June 20. Among those pitching in is Lindsay Vogan, a public relations employee for the Sooke School District and WestShore Chamber of Commerce. A volunteer with the Victoria’s Red Cross communications team, she got the call on Wednesday, June 26 and was told she would fly out in two hours. On Tuesday (July 2) Vogan was in High River, where a provincial state of emergency was still in place. “The water is just receding so slowly,” Vogan said. “They’ve just lost everything. “Mostly they’re just happy that they’re safe … The most vulnerable people are the worst hit. Like the elderly people, it’s really hard for them, or people that just don’t have a lot of support.” Damages in Calgary and other communities range from flooded basements and lower floors to homes being completely gutted as a result of water damage. Vogan estimated a third to half of High River was still under water. Volunteers have been working every day for eight to 16 hours, said Vogan, providing support to people in need and other agencies. Assessment has been another major job, determining what people need and how to go about with the clean up. “Non-stop. It’s pretty amazing,” Vogan said. Residents from different zones in the community have started to be allowed to

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Lindsay Vogan is among the Victoria residents who have headed out to southern Alberta to help in the recovery efforts for areas affected by massive flooding. return to their homes to assess damage and recover items, but because sewage, electricity and other utilities are still down, the people are still having to stay in shelters or with family or friends. Some have managed to find some humour in tough times. “It’s like ‘Well, we needed to clean out house, so God did it for us,’ is what they’ve said,” Vogan said. The Red Cross are one of many agencies and groups of people who have come out to help. “There were more volunteers than there

were jobs for them to do,” Vogan said. The deployment is the first for Vogan, who said it has been rewarding to help people within Canada during an emergency. “I’ve never seen disaster,” Vogan said. “It’s been a lot of hard work but it’s really rewarding to know you’re helping somebody, even by giving them a bottle of water, or just listening to their story. “Everyone is just so thankful for it too. They cry a lot.” Vogan was scheduled to return to Victoria today. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

The City of Colwood’s newly redesigned website is up and running, and your input is needed to fine tune. “Our old website was kind of difficult to navigate and not very visually appealing,” communications manager Sandra Russell said. “It didn’t convey the beautiful surroundings and vibrant community that Colwood is.” The new site’s home page, which will be updated monthly with new features and photos, will focus on people and places in the community. One site feature allows residents to upload photos of the community, to be shared with visitors to the site. Colwood council meetings are also now being streamed on the site, both live and after the meetings. The last four council meetings are currently online for viewing. “You can jump right to that agenda item and watch the proceedings about that,” Russell said. “It’s cool.” The city is looking for feedback on the site. So far the response has been positive, Russell said, but any ideas or suggestions are always welcome. “We hope to hear, good or bad, and we’ll try and improve it,” Russell said. The site automatically adjusts its size for any screen size, from home computers to smart phones. Visit the new site at colwood.ca.

Canada Day goes smoothly for West Shore While people were out waving flags and soaking up sun for the long weekend, they also mostly behaved themselves, according to West Shore RCMP. Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz said the department received 52 calls for service on Canada Day itself. “That’s not a huge amount for us,” Rochlitz said. “That’s probably a typical weekend number.” Most were for alcohol and noise complaints. One incident on Monday at Thetis Lake did result in a call for RCMP, View Royal Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance. A man cliff jumping at the lake hurt himself jumping and ended up with minor lower body injuries, Rochlitz said. “It was a good show of partnership and people ready for action. … It’s again a nice reminder for people to be safe and be careful, and take a good look at what you’re getting yourself into. “In the end, everybody was out enjoying the weather, but doing it in a relatively controlled fashion.” editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Colwood vet donates doggy bags Five municipal parks to be stocked with bags, posts and dispensers

about Lookout Lake (and issues with dog wanted to help. “It’s phenomenal. One less doggy doo feces),” said Sara McGeachy, veterinary assistant. “We wanted to get the word doo on the ground has got to be a good thing and parents of young children out and keep our parks clean.” will be so happy,” HamStaff at the animal hospitals reached out to the “One less doggy doo ilton said. “This helps to encourage (dog owners) City of Colwood who to be responsible and selected Lookout Lake, doo on the ground has Colwood Creek Park, got to be a good thing.” pick up after their pets.” Hamilton explained Havenwood Trail, Latoria - Carol Hamilton she’s seen dog owners Creek Park and Esquimalt carry one bag of dog Lagoon. “It’s great to get animals out in the poop, only to have their dog go again. “I see them scrambling for something parks to get lots of exercise and socialize with other dogs,” McGeachy said. “We and often flick it with a stick,” said Hamhave great beaches and parks here so we ilton. Colwood staff will restock and monitor should all make the most of it.” Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton was the dispensers. charla@goldstreamgazette.com pleased to hear the local business owner

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Parks in Colwood should be a bit cleaner, thanks to a donation by veterinarian Chris Collis. Collis owns both Eagle Rise and Glenview animal hospitals on the West Shore. Through his clinics he plans to provide dog waste bags, posts, dispensers and signage at five Colwood parks. The two animal hospitals have pledged to pay for bags for the next three years. “We saw the article in the Gazette

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About 300 people came out to watch about 30 competitors to rip it up at the Langford Skate Park near Belmont secondary school this past Saturday. In the beginners category Luke Hanna placed first, Aiden Small took second, while Brayden and Luca Hadrich took third and fourth place, respectively. For intermediates, in first place came Marly Pasichnyk, second was Matthew Haigh, third place Cam Blaney and Connor Lund took fourth. For the advanced competitors, Merrick Orr took the top spot, while Tyler Woods came second, BreMcEwen third and Jesse Qayum came in –nan Closed for took Browsing fourth. Organizer Debbie Qayum, of SideStep Skateboarding School, said she heard a lot of positive feedback over the event. “It’s really important to bring the community into what the kids are doing, to show off their skill and their talent and to have everybody see that and support them. … Let the kids know they are being supported and there are people that care about this type of sport.” Along with the skateboarding were bands, face painting and other fun events. “It was just a lot of fun,” Qayum said. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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Part of the bomb-making equipment, including pressure cookers, allegedly used by two suspects in a Canada Day bomb plot intended for the legislature lawns.

Former Victoria resident arrested Continued from Page A1

“This seems to be an escalation of criminality or criminal violence, not necessarily an escalation of political protest,” Watson said, after reviewing Nuttall’s convictions for mischief, robbery, weapons possession, assault and parole violations throughout the Capital Region since 1997. Korody has no criminal record. Most people who commit terrorist acts become involved in social and political movements, but the Canada Day suspects “appear to be two disgruntled Canadians who have read al-Qaeda material online and then have decided to take this type of action,” Watson said. Police said the pair were “inspired by al-Qaeda ideology,” and neighbours in Surrey reported hearing Nuttall shouting about jihad on the phone. “Likely very early on, these people were operating in online networks and likely triggered the attention of (the Canadian Security Intelligence Service)

or perhaps U.S. intelligence networks. From that point on, it appears as though the Canadian authorities were out in front,” Watson said. Last May, the federal government released a 2011 review that studied the root causes of radicalization, only to conclude there were few “smoking gun” factors that led people to commit terrorist acts. “Individuals with psychological conditions (that are often associated with criminal or anti-social activities) do not have the attention span, commitment, or course of action to conceive of and carry out terrorist activity,” conclude the authors of Radicalization in the National Economic Climate. But it appears Nuttall and Korody, both welfare recipients with methadone prescriptions, were focused strongly enough on their task to warrant the attention of the RCMP’s national anti-terrorism squad. What they did and how much violence they intended to inflict is still unclear. The pair are charged with making

or possessing an explosive device, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and knowingly facilitating terrorist activity. Their next court appearance is July 8 in Surrey. Victoria was the site of at least one terrorist plot in the past, the Millennium bomber plot in 2000. Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian member of al-Qaeda, assembled bomb materials while staying at a Vancouver motel, then loaded them in the trunk of his car and travelled to Victoria. Ressam attempted to enter the U.S. on the MV Coho ferry from Victoria to Washington, but he was arrested by U.S. border secuthe THE rity at Port Angeles. and dpalmer@vicnews. Restaurant and enjoy a com Lunch, or An Invitation Breakfast, -with files from Dinner Entrée From an Old Friend Jeff Nagel

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Senior scammer guilty A Victoria man who bilked tens of thousands of dollars from seniors around the region pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud and was handed 18 months in jail. Kevin Thomas Gordon, 38, scammed seniors by going door-todoor and offering power-washing, painting or driveway resealing services. Among the victims was an 88-yearold Saanich man, whose credit and debit cards Gordon stole and then charged upwards of $15,000 on the cards. He defrauded an 85-year-old woman in Saanich for about $900 for pressure-washing services that were never completed. He also scammed a Oak Bay resident out of $1,220 who paid up front for driveway resealing, but he didn’t return to do the work. Gordon pleaded guilty to two charges of theft from incidents in Colwood; fraud over $5,000, using a stolen credit card and fraud under

$5,000 from incidents in Saanich; and three charges of fraud under $5,000 from incidents in Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanichton. “This is a file that our detective section took an active interest in from the start,” said Oak Bay Police Chief Mark Fisher. “This type of exploitation of the elderly is despicable. The investigators were pleased to see the offender receive a significant sentence in this instance.” Nanaimo RCMP arrested Gordon on July 14, 2012, a few days after security guards allegedly caught him trying to defraud the Wal-Mart at Uptown, but where he ran off still wearing handcuffs. Last Thursday in Victoria provincial court, Gordon received an 18-month sentence, and was ordered to make restitution upon his eventual release, as a conditions of the court-imposed probation. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Marek and Sandra Lelewski hope to stop a proposed rezoning for 2150 Millstream Rd., a piece of property behind their house. Neighbours are organizing to oppose the application, which is expected to come before Langford council this month.

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A rezoning application is causing a stir in a Langford neighbourhood at the base of Bear Mountain. The application would see a piece of land at 2150 Millstream Rd. changed from a Greenbelt 1 zoning to Cluster Housing Residential, which would allow for 60 per cent site coverage, up from 10 per cent, and greater density. The plan is to build four townhouses with a total of 16 units, along with a duplex with two units, all on the three-acre property. Kingbird and Longspur drives would be extended across the property for access, along with a private road running perpendicular to Longspur. Marek and Sandra Lelewski live on Pintail Place, on a piece of property which borders 2150 Millstream. They say residents from around the neighbourhood are coming together to oppose the rezoning. The Lelewski’s main concern is a loss of privacy and their view, both of which they feel will

be greatly compromised by the proposed development. “We do pay extra for something like this, so if the rezoning goes ahead, the plan goes ahead, everything we paid extra money for is out the windows,” Marek said. “How do we get that money back?” Another concern is potential blasting which may have to take place to level the property. The Lelewskis are worried it would ruin a rock wall they have worked on for years to install features such as planters and a waterfall. Changing the spirit of the neighbourhood with the higher density is also foremost on their minds and the minds of their neighbours, they said. “People were upset. They clearly stated their concerns. Nobody was really prepared for this,” Marek said. “Everybody wants to do something.” “We just don’t really know what step and how,” Sandra added. Edward and Linda Hemsworth have owned the Millstream property for seven years. The same application was submitted in 2006, but was delayed by a development moratorium and market conditions, according to a Langford staff report. The Hemsworths did not wish to comment for print, but provided a copy of their letter to the

planning, zoning and affordable housing committee. In it they describe a history of successful development projects by Hemsworth Homes Ltd. in Greater Victoria, going back as far as 1979. The intention is to build a style of “flex housing,” which they believe will do well on the market. They plan to incorporate the site’s steep slopes into the design, but with some levelling. The Hemsworths also plan to save some of the trees which are enjoyed by the neighbours. They state neighbours have also been using the property for the dumping of organic waste. “(The reactions of neighbours) express a great range of local opinions and therefore suggest different personal intentions and morals,” reads the letter. Ideally the Lelewski’s main goal is stop the rezoning altogether. Barring that, they hope to be able to convince council to reduce the density allowed for the property. Organizing the neighbourhood is the task at hand, with a petition in the works and informal meetings taking place to discuss approaches. Langford staff is currently working on a report, which is expected to come before council at its July 15 meeting. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com


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Hundreds land in Colwood for BMX nationals Catching air, landing hard and said. “At first it can be pretty scary.” While some kids have been pedcrashes are expected at the Vancouver Island BMX Nationals competi- dling around the track since early childhood, Barwick his following his tion this weekend. The Greater Victoria BMX Associ- father’s footsteps, who also started ation will host the three-day event riding BMX at age 14. Metchosin sisters Eliza and Janel at West Shore Parks and Recreation Church have raced on the track as July 5, 6 and 7. More than 300 riders from across long as they can remember. It’s become second nature to Canada and the U.S. are expected to compete. So far athletes from as twelve-year-old Eliza who started when she was five. In April far away as California are she placed third against confirmed. other girls her age during Colin Barwick, 14, the national competition in started zipping around Chilliwack. the BMX track at West “The hardest part is just Shore Parks and Recretrying to win,” she said. ation only a few months “I just like racing with my ago. Since it’s his first friends.” year, Barwick began in Janel, 8, is currently a novice category, but ranked No. 2 in Canada quickly moved up to the intermediate classificaCharla Huber for female racers and first in the country for her age tion and finished first in Reporting group. No stranger to winnational races held in ning national events, in June Nanaimo and Qualicum she placed first in a national race in in May. “I was so surprised when I won my Kamloops. After the local national competifirst race,” Barwick said. Even showing some natural talent tion this weekend, the sisters are on the track Barwick practises twice heading to another in Las Vegas. The Vancouver Island BMX Nationa week to improve skills such as getting out of the gate faster, maintain- als will be held at the Greater Victoria ing his speed throughout the race BMX track at West Shore Parks and Recreation on the lower level beside and jumping. Before hitting the dirt track, the the velodrome. Races are held July 5 Victoria rider was doing tricks at from 6 to 8:30 p.m., July 6 from 11:30 local skate parks for about five years. a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and July 7 from 9 “This is totally different from a a.m. to noon. charla@goldstreamgazette.com skate park, it’s way faster,” Barwick

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mid the celebrations and fireworks Monday, Victoria suddenly found itself joined to the rarefied club of Canadian cities targeted for a high-profile terrorist attack. If the suspects had slipped under the radar and detonated pressure-cooker bombs outside the legislature during Canada Day celebrations, it could have been the worst terrorist attack in history on Canadian soil. Instead, the B.C. RCMP were able to announce two arrests – John Nuttall, a Surrey man (and former Victoria resident) with a significant criminal rap sheet, and Amanda Korody, his partner. RCMP assert both of these Canadian born-and-raised suspects were “self-radicalized” by al-Qaida influence. Nuttall has been in and out of Victoria’s courts regularly for assaults, robberies, mischief and possessing weapons. In media articles, he was described as a former drug addict and a violent enforcer when it came to collecting drug debts. He’s also described as a recent convert to Islam. Whether this pair tried to copycat the pressurecooker Boston bombings, were angry antigovernment types, or were interested in promoting an Islamic caliphate in line with al-Qaida goals (or none of the above), the fact their alleged plot was identified, infiltrated and hijacked by RCMP agents is a testament to why Canada needs intelligence agencies. Organizations like the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), which tipped off the provincial RCMP to the plot, and RCMP antiterrorism departments, almost always operate behind the scenes to ferret out domestic terrorism. It’s hard to know how many credible terror plots have been halted in Canada. Beyond oil pipeline bombings in the past, police and intelligence agencies have quashed an alleged plot to blow up a Via passenger train between Toronto and New York by two foreign men who supposedly received guidance from al-Qaida agents; and the so-called “Toronto 18,” (11 were convicted) a group of young Muslim men who plotted to blow up targets across southern Ontario with fertilizer bombs. The foiled Victoria bombing can be seen as a wake-up call to Canadians that terrorism is a reality in this country, and as analysts have predicted, attacks on civilians are not an “if” but a “when.” This is also an opportunity for a national conversation on the bounds of domestic surveillance – what will people tolerate to ensure agencies have the resources to keep Canadians safe?

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While Canada Day could be a nother Canada Day has come time to celebrate the professed valand gone, and whatever vesues of our country, police across tigial patriotism I may have the nation seem to interpret rowdy had seems to have gone with it. celebrations as an Try as I might to see the opportunity to illustrate good in Monday’s celebratheir contempt for those tions, this year seems to values. hold more cloud than silIn a letter to the Victover lining for our Nation’s ria Police Board in 2010, favourite holiday. the B.C. Civil Liberties I remember the first Association condemned year the joint police task the ongoing Canada Day force used helicopters and searches as a violation armoured cars to disperse of the Charter of Rights crowds of patriotic Canada Freedoms. Day revellers even before Simon Nattrass and On Monday, signs the final echoes of fireThe Capital tacked to bus stops still works had faded away. informed potential pasSitting on a bluff oversengers that “you may be subject to looking the city, I saw searchlights search.” sliding across the sky and heard Folks harassed by police weren’t the pulse of helicopter blades cutthe only ones without a reason to ting the air as thousands were celebrate on Monday. In publicadriven from town. Several people tions and online, several indigenous would later relate how they had activists across the country shared been aggressively ushered out their thoughts on what it means to of the downtown core by police be a proud Canadian. and harassed while simply cutting As Athabasca Chipewyan First through the area on their way to Nation member Susana Deranger homes in James Bay or Fairfield. said in a recent article, “It would I remember the last time I took be strange indeed to celebrate the a bus downtown on Canada Day, birth of a nation that stole my land, when that same task force – composed of West Shore RCMP, Victoria forced hardships on my peoples and won’t recognize my place in police, other police agencies, and B.C. Transit – set up checkpoints on this nation or all that my ancestors all routes entering the region’s core. lost and sacrificed for this home on Passengers were ordered to leave my native land.” Closer to home, a century and the bus, line up on the sidewalk, a half ago Victoria was the staging and submit to searches by officers point for the genocide of indigenous enforcing B.C. Transit’s ban on carpeoples up and down the coast. rying alcohol onboard buses.

From offices in Fort Victoria, colonial administrators orchestrated the spread of smallpox in indigenous communities, killing as much as 90 per cent of the population in some areas, as told by Tom Swanky in The True Story of Canada’s “War” of Extermination on the Pacific. Historian Chris Arnett also notes that Fort Victoria housed the ships which bombarded indigenous villages under the guise of justice when warriors fought back against encroachment by settlers. The brutal process of colonization continues today as we celebrate the confederation of a nation on stolen land. Today, the Harper Conservatives and B.C. Liberals have failed to bring out that ‘O Canada’ feeling in many of us. Canada is cut up and tied down as pipelines creep across the West and civil disobedience is increasingly met by mass arrests and the suspension of basic rights. I am proud of some things – I am proud that many Canadians support civil rights and the ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples. I am proud that alternative stories are being told alongside those which romanticize our history and minimize our flaws. As beer-commercial patriotism slowly gives way to honesty and self-awareness, I am proud that Canadians may soon have something worth celebrating. Simon Nattrass’s column can be found in Friday’s paper and online at vicnews.com.

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Beacon Hill traffic closures mainly given thumbs up I am very pleased with the changes the City of Victoria parks department has made. There are fewer cars chasing ducks and pedestrians now. I see seniors walking hand in hand without having to be cautious and children – whole school classes of them – enjoying this peaceful park setting. Even the animals: squirrels, ducks, crows and peacocks, seem more trusting and relaxed. Most bicyclists are apparently taking care of pedestrians and animals and not racing through the park. I think this is a very positive change that should be made permanent for the pleasure of all of us. Cars that are driven into the park by people who want to enjoy the peaceful environment should be directed to the parking places provided, or the toilets and then guided out via the shortest way possible. However, this jewel in our community should not be available as a short cut for those in a hurry. Thank you, Victoria parks department. Horst Hees Victoria

Traffic changes created last year in Beacon Hill Park mean visitors like Xu Jing Qian, 81, being photographed in a tree by fellow tourists from Shanghai, need not worry about through traffic in the park.

My husband and I are so delighted with what has been done. Please keep the park more cyclist and pedestrian friendly. Dorothy Harvey Victoria Thanks for the opportunity to voice our opinion on the traffic changes in the park. I am convinced that the changes are not conducive to the general public accessing the park for leisure activities. Unless you

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motoring traffic means more access to various portions of the park by the general public. Andre Beaudette Victoria

Readers respond: Sewage site, derelict buildings, B.C. election

Do you think terrorists see Victoria as a prime target? Yes, we should visibly beef up everyday security No, I see no reason to add to exisiting security Maybe, but only visibly enhance security at major public events such as Canada Day or B.C. Day

Last week’s question: Are you a proud Canadian? • Yes, I get misty at the playing of O Canada (61%) • No, the Harper government makes me ashamed to be Canadian (30%) • Sometimes, like when a Canadian hockey team is challenging for the Stanley Cup (9%)

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Who’s affected most by sewage treatment plant? What is the effect on Esquimalt if the sewage plant is built at McLoughlin Point? It is a small piece of land behind DND with no public access. It is almost unusable except for this purpose. How is the building of the plant at this point going to affect the City of Victoria? It will be located at the entrance of Victoria harbour – a nice first impression. The prevailing winds from the southwest will also blow any odours toward the provincial capital. The inhabitants of high rises in James Bay and along the Songhees will get the best view overlooking this monument. It may be wise for the council of Victoria to review the map to see who is the most affected. Rod Lavergne Esquimalt

Let commissionaires patrol our run-down buildings Re: Derelict buildings a sad sign (Simon Natrass, June 28) In the column on derelict buildings I do not accept that there is nothing city bylaw inspectors can do.

I think the wrong people are in charge of monitoring them. There are too many parking commissionaires downtown and I have watched some of them spend a few minutes on a car measuring the distance to the curb and sighting whether the bumper goes past the line of the meter to see if there is any way they can give out a ticket. If they change the name of the department to parking and derelict buildings, the owners will soon be standing in line at city hall to get a permit to fix their buildings. John Hopper Oak Bay

True election numbers pathetic for B.C. Liberals Despite all the claims we are constantly hearing that Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberals won a strong mandate from the people of British Columbia on May 14, I think it is important to recognize that those claims are based on the flim-flam of our electoral system, rather than statistical reality. In the election, the Liberals were able to win the support of 795,943 voters, which represents just 24 per cent of the province’s 3,310,213 eligible voters. Where but in the bizarre never-

never land of our weird electoral system would 24 per cent be considered even minimally acceptable, let alone enough to serve as the basis for claiming a huge success? For example, who would go to a doctor who succeeded in only 24 per cent of his minor operations? Who would fly on an airplane with a pilot who was able to land his plane safely only 24 per cent of the time? Or who would patronize a grocer if only 24 per cent of the food he sold was safe to consume? I fully acknowledge that the B.C. Liberals won the election fair and square under the existing rules of the political game. I also recognize that the opposition parties obtained even more pathetically smaller shares of support from eligible voters: just 21.6 per cent for the NDP, 4.4 per cent for the Greens and 2.6 per cent for the Conservatives. Nonetheless, I find it quite shocking that a 24-per-cent level of achievement in the election is sufficient to take total control of the government of B.C. for four years, when it is a standard that would represent abject failure in practically any other area of human endeavour. Gordon Pollard Victoria


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lue Bridge Repertory Theatre is bringing Brooklyn to the McPherson stage with its production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. Twenty-seven year old Amitai Marmorstein, a UVic Phoenix Theatre grad who grew up on Salt Spring Island, stars as 15-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome, the character which Simon’s semi-autobiographical tale is centred around. “He’s sort of the nucleus that all the family’s problems revolve around,” says Marmorstein, who Victoria audiences might recognize from Atomic Vaudeville’s Legoland. “Eugene also narrates the story and talks directly to the audience. I’m their way into the story.” Brighton Beach Memoirs is set in Brooklyn in 1937, but Marmorstein says it was no problem connecting to a character from another time. “The easy part being the young man is that he’s oblivious to world events. He’s more concerned with making the New York Yankees ... so in a weird way it’s timeless.” Eugene is also “hot under the collar” for his older cousin, who recently moved into his family home with her mother and younger sister. “And it’s not just the costume,” Marmorstein jokes, tugging on his sweater vest on a blistering-hot summer day in Victoria. Marmorstein was a student of Blue Bridge’s artistic director Brian Richmond at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre. He graduated in 2007 before moving to Vancouver to work. “Ever since [Blue Bridge’s] conception, I was impressed by it, even as a concept,” says Marmorstein. “There’s so much emerging talent in Victoria with CCPA (The Canadian College of Performing Arts) and UVic, it’s so great to have opportunities like this so young performers don’t have to leave Victoria.” Marmorstein played the role of Eugene last spring in Theatre North West’s production in Prince George after being turned on to the play by Legoland creator Jacob Richmond, Brian’s son. “I was complaining that I needed a monologue for an audition and Jacob suggested I read Brighton Beach Memoirs,” he says. Although he didn’t end up using it for his audition, it sparked a

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Amitai Marmorstein stars as Eugene Morris Jerome in Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s production of Brighton Beach Memoirs,, which opened July 4 at the McPherson Playhouse. TIM MATHESON

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art of the Galloping Goose trail will be restored to its former glory as Theatre SKAM’s fifth annual Bike Ride takes over a four-kilometre stretch for its annual outdoor festival of live performance. Crow-Matic Theatre, made up of Slim Sandy and Willa Mae, will be performing Waiting for a Train, a collection of old-timey railroad country songs live at Cecelia Ravine Park for the duration of the festival, running July 6-7, and 13-14. Cecelia Ravine Park, also known as The Hub, will function as the box office, live entertainment stage, meeting place, bike decorating area and refreshment station. Groups of 12 audience members on bicycles will depart from The Hub, leaving on short tours, viewing four 10-minute shows, each one a short distance apart along the Galloping Goose. The audience will cycle from one show to another. “If audience members arrive before 3:30 p.m., they can take in all four tours in one day,” says Matthew Payne, Theatre SKAM’s artistic producer. Two day passes are also available for those who want to spread the action out over two afternoons rather than one. This year’s festival offers 17 performance groups, ranging in experience and genre, from across Victoria and beyond. For the first time, Theatre SKAM opened up submissions to companies from outside Victoria — and they got an overwhelming response, says Payne. “There were at least half a dozen submissions from Vancouver alone,” says Payne, adding it was tough to narrow it down to only two companies (Universal Limited and The Noisy Neighbours). Bike Ride also welcomes Shakespearean rapper duo We R Here with What Noise is This from Toronto and Mead Hall Productions from Saskatoon with A Show (For Now) (with commissioning support from Persephone Theatre). Local offerings include One-Man Slam by performance poet Jeremy Loveday, MyCeliUmbrella by SNAFU Dance Theatre, Harvey and Antonia Bug Out by Gotta Getta Gimmick, The Clan Resilience: Water under the Bridge by Impulse Theatre, Olio and Opus, a tale of two giant puppets by Théâtre de Marionnette Géantes and many more. Genres range from storytelling to drama, comedy, improv, dance and other mixed genre performances, written, directed and acted by professional theatre companies.

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★★★½ BEFORE MIDNIGHT -(Odeon) Richard Linklater’s third installment of the charming – and chatty – love-denied story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) has lots of surprises … not least of which is that the star-crossed lovers have finally hooked up. Between the atmospheric Greek locale and the well-crafted dialogue this is a grand cine-treat for those already bored with the summer’s superhero blockbusters. THE CROODS -(Caprice) A prehistoric family taking an unexpected “road trip” into a magical land is the plot of this whimsical animated charmer (which has been getting great reviews). With the vocal talents of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds. EPIC -(Caprice) In this animated family adventure a teenage girl is magically transported to a deep forest setting where she bands together with a wacky crew of critters to help battle a terrifyingly dark force that is threatening their world . . . and ours. Note: moves from the Westshore to the Caprice on Fri. ★★½ FAST & FURIOUS 6 -(Caprice) The high-octane series continues, with ever-wilder stunts. In this outing Dom’s crew is asked to take down an ex-Special Ops soldier who has morphed into a supercriminal specializing in vehicular warfare. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Paul Walker. ★★½ THE GREAT GATSBY -(Empire 6) Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge) directs a lavish, over-the-top but decidedly uninvolving screen version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic Jazz Age novel about a glamorous and mysterious millionaire on Long Island. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. THE HANGOVER PART III -(Caprice) All those bad boys from the Wolfpack are reunited for a final return to Vegas. As if anything could go wrong. With Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. By all accounts, this one is well worth avoiding. ★★½ THE HEAT -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Westshore) In this raucous and sometimes hit-and-miss comedy from Paul Feig (Knocked Up), Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) play odd-couple cops who will have to learn to work together if they are to stand a chance of taking down the drug lord who’s their assigned target. ★★ THE INTERNSHIP -(Caprice) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson – whose bromantic charm is running thin – play two salesmen whose careers are trashed by the digital age. Suddenly, they find themselves at Google headquarters competing with tech-savvy 20-somethings for a couple of highly-prized internships. A promising premise goes nowhere thanks to a clichéd plot and overwritten scenes. ★★★ IRON MAN 3 -(Caprice) An emotionally unbalanced Iron Man (Robert Downey) goes up against the terrifying Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), one of the more intriguing megalomaniacs of recent years. Despite being a step down from the original – and a bit long-winded and bombastic – this is an imaginative, humorous and fast-paced thrill ride. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce. JATT & JULIET 2 -(Empire 6) There’s not much info on this romantic comedy except to note that it is in Hindi. ★★½ MAN OF STEEL -(Empire 6/ SilverCity/Westshore) Zack Snyder (The Watchmen, 300) helms this occasionally interesting but mostly

bombastic reboot of the series about the original caped superhero. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon, who is brilliant as the villainous General Zod. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY -(Empire 6/SilverCity/Empire Uni 4/Westshore) In this prequel to the 2001 animated smash about fuzzy plush-toy monsters, we go back to the early days when Sully (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) met at university. ★★★½ MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING -(Odeon) Talented director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) takes on the Bard with a modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with very different ideas about life and love. This is a sharp, funny and engaging bit of filmmaking. See review. ★★ NOW YOU SEE ME -(Caprice) The FBI and Interpol combine forces to battle a clever crew of Las Vegas illusionists who seem to be robbing banks . . . while simultaneously performing for a casino audience. Despite a great cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Jesse Eisenberg, this is a flabby caper film with little magic to it. ★★½ OBLIVION -(Roxy, 7:00) Tom Cruise stars in a visually stylish but rather dull and derivative sci-fi thriller about a man who returns to a ruined Earth to extract its remaining resources when strange things start to happen and he begins to question his mission and himself. Note: no show on Mon., July 8. ★★★ THIS IS THE END -(Odeon/ SilverCity) In this truly wacked comedy, stars such as Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Jonah Hill play themselves as they party at James Franco’s house – only to find themselves confronting a terrifying, demon-filled apocalypse. Although a bit oversold and rather slapdash, this is very funny (and very rude). ★★★ WORLD WAR Z -(Empire 6, SilverCity, Empire Uni 4, Westshore) Countries topple and armies shatter in the face of a zombie pandemic, as a shaggy-haired Brad Pitt tries to save the world. This is an intense and intelligent movie that uses zombies to embody the more plausible horror of a SARS-like threat to the planet. MORE LISTINGS ONLINE AT VICNEWS.COM

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oss Wheedon has Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Toy Story as early credits, and recently earned $1.5 billion at the box office for The Avengers. this versatile and unpredictable director’s latest trick was to turn his own home into the major set for a no-budget, black-and-white version of shakespeare’s dark-tinged romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. set in the present day but retaining shakespeare’s original dialogue, this is an engagingly funny and charming modernization of the bard. At the core of the film are two couples with different notions of love. beatrice and benedick are very much characters out of screwball comedy: they constantly attack each other with scathing wit such that they

are clearly destined to fall in love (a prospect made all the more droll because they share a ripe disdain for the trappings of marriage). Much more traditional is the romance between Hero (beatrice’s tender-hearted cousin) and Claudio, her decent and adoring suitor who is set to marry her on the morrow. All this wooing is taking place at the estate of the princely Don Pedro, whose bastard brother has just shown up, full of hatred and conniving schemes. And so the plot rolls along, with various people in the house merrily conspiring to light the spark of love between beatrice and benedick, at the same time as the black-hearted brother sets out to wreck the upcoming marriage by falsely portraying Hero as unchaste.

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s President obama reels from one scandal to the next, it’s amusing to see real life echoed by the second (!) movie in six months involving a fictional and fantastical terrorist assault on the White House. (Just a couple more of these and they’ll have enough for their very own festival.) In the newest version, White House Down features a group of paramilitary thugs who, armed with insider knowledge and automatic weapons, mow down a few dozen guards and soldiers while taking a tour group hostage, all part of a master plan to steal a fortune from the treasury. Plus there’s a highly placed traitor who may want to launch a few nuclear weapons just for fun. Unbeknownst to them, a member of the tour group, Cale (Channing tatum), is a combat veteran who had just been interviewed for a job on the President’s security detail. And since his 13-year-old daughter is one of those taken hostage, you can bet that Cale, after improbably breaking free,

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THE LONE RANGER -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Westshore) The classic western TV show from the 1950s that featured a masked lawman and his Native American sidekick gets what is undoubtedly an over-the-top treatment from director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean). Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Started Wed. DESPICABLE ME 2 -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Westshore/Empire Uni 4) The 2010 original, about a loathsome criminal mastermind who was reformed by the love of three young orphan girls, was a goofy delight. Will lightning strike twice? With the vocal talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Russell Brand. Started Wed. THE EAST -(Odeon) Interesting moral complexities are explored when a female undercover operative infiltrates a violent anarchist group that attacks evil corporations … and she slowly finds herself becoming attracted to the group’s point of view. Starring Ellen Page, Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard. Starts Fri..

weekend there is much to like about this Much. All those upstart American actors do a fine job speaking shakespearean blank verse, thereby making it easy to accept all the men wearing suits and ties rather than doublets and hose. the black and white cinematography adds a timeless feeling, and much of the humour is presented with an appropriately lowbrow panache. Methinks that the bard would have loved this film. Rating: ★★★½

is ready to do whatever it takes to save perky little emily. oh, and there’s a little matter of the President (Jamie Foxx), who has been sort-of rescued by Cale, with the two men running around the White House as they keep eluding capture while blasting the occasional bad guy. this frothy, fast-paced actioner is directed by Roland emmerich, who specializes in over-the-top epics like Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow (and who blew up the White House once before in 1996’s Independence Day). Despite having a great cast that includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, and Richard Jenkins, Down refuses to take anything seriously. the plot, pure b-movie hokum from the start, eventually descends to jaw-dropping depths of preposterousness in the movie’s last half hour. In other words, leave your brain at the door because cinema’s silly season is officially upon us! Rating: ★★ (White House Down continues at the Empire 6, SilverCity, Westshore, and Empire Uni 4).

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calendar EvENts Sat. July 6 TibeT FesT- Centennial Square hosts a celebration of Tibetan music, dance and culture. 10am-5pm. Free.

Sun. July 7 saanich sTrawberry FesTival- This event originated as a celebration of the agricultural roots of Saanich, and has blossomed into a grand festival for all ages. Face painting, model boats and children’s relay races make up some of the events, including Commodore big band. 11am-3pm at Beaver Lake Park. Free. saanichsunfest.ca. vinTage cadillac car showJoin the Vancouver Island chapter of the Cadillac car club of B.C. for Canada’s largest Cadillac show. 10am-5pm at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse national historic site (603 Fort Rodd Hill). pc.gc.ca. vicToria pride week - See the jewel in Victoria Pride week’s crown: the parade and festival, along with a lot more fun.

Over 150 vendors will be selling food and wares. A beer garden and special performances will cater to the 19+ crowd. Pride house will host over 10 different LgBTq supportive organizations. July 7 features the annual Pride Parade, beginning at noon at government and Pandora. For full list of events, locations and times, visit the website: victoriapridesociety. org. heriTage Fair-Join Royal BC Museum for the provincial heritage fair featuring history projects created by students from grades 4-10 across B.C. Noon to 3pm at Clifford Carl Hall. Free.

stagE Fri. July 5 brighTon beach MeMoirsBlue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents Neil Simon’s tale about growing up as a Jewish-American teenager in this coming of age comedy. Directed by Janet Wright, starring Amitai Marmostein, Jane Spidell and more. Opened Thursday at 8pm and runs daily until July 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Tickets start at $24.50 at rmts.bc.ca or 250-3866121. See story on P A9.

Sat. July 6 bike ride -Site-specific short theatre shows by the likes of Jeremy Loveday, SNAFU Dance Theatre, gotta getta gimmick, Impulse Theatre, Launch Pad and more, all presented on a four kilometre stretch of the galloping goose Trail. 3:30-6:30pm daily. July 6-7 and 13-14 at Cecilia Ravine Park (475 Burnside E) skam.ca/bike-ride. See story on P A10. balleT vicToria’s besT oF The season - Ballet Victoria brings its best of the 2013 season to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for two shows only, 6:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday. At the Mary Winspear Centre.Tickets are $35/28/15 at marywinspear.ca. proud coMedy TheaTre - A kooky and queer tale about combining midlife crisis and a cross-country move. 2 and 8pm at Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard). $10 cash at the door.

Sun. July 7 balleT eToile- Muse Winery presents Ballet Etoile in a selection of ballets on the intimate Ortega terrace, featuring new works, a fiery tango and the return of the Scott Joplin Suite. 2:30pm and 4:30pm at 11195 Chalet, North Saanich. $20 at 250-656-2552.

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Woodsmen and Bloody Wilma. 9pm at Upstairs Cabaret (15 Bastion). $12. reuben wier and The red hoT swing seT - Bringing old time and gypsy swing, manouche and heartbreaking ballads to the stage. After open stage at James Bay Coffee and Books (143 Menzies). By donation. daMo suzuki - With Ryan Beattie (guitar), Don Chessa (bass), Scott Henderson-Monotron (bass clarinet, brass, toys), John McMillan (drums) and Kalev Mihkel Kaup (guitar, noise). 9pm at Logan’s Pub (1821 Cook).

Sat. July 6 krisTa di gregorio- Singersonstress plays with Tony Digregorio and Brad Hawkes. 7:30pm at gorgeous Coffee (300 gorge). 250-384-4330;. By donation. Music by The sea- With its scallop-shaped bandshell, flaring out to the Pacific Ocean, The RIX Centre of Ocean Discoveries, Bamfield hosts an intimate musical experience with breathtaking views of the west coast of Vancouver Island. July 6-14. Musicbythesea.ca nazareTh- Hard rock super group takes on the Royal Theatre. With the Head Pins. 7:30pm. Tickets at rmts. bc.ca or 250-386-6121.$62. suMMer reciTal series- Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett) begins its annual recital series, every Saturday through August. 4-5pm. By donation. veronica yen- Taiwanese pianist and composer in concert with cellist Brian Yoon, violinist Jeremy Potts and flutist Judith Pazder. 7pm at St Mary’s Anglican Church (1701 Elgin). $20/10.

Sun. July 7 Morgan davis-Juno-Award winning bluesman plays an intimate set at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). 8pm. $20. Email imgosley@telus.net for reservations. pick a piper- With Okpk and Thesis

painT in - The Metchosin Art gallery hosts the innagural Metchosin

Paint-In, Sunday, July 7, featuring 30 area artists working en plein air, including Colwood artist Will gordon, who creates sculpture with found objects.

Sahib. 9:30pm at Copper Owl (1900 Douglas). $8. TiM readMan- Former leader of Celtic folk band Fear of Drinking makes his way to the Victoria Folk Music Society’s open stage. With Jennie Bice. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. Victoriafolkmusic.ca.

actIvE Fri. July 5 vicToria inTernaTional Track classic - Celebrating 25 years as it hosts the finale of the national track league series, showcasing Canada’s finest track athletes. 6pm at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Trackclassic.com.

gaLLERIEs Fri. July 5 garden parTy - The Vancouver Island School of Art hosts a garden party. The $50 ticket includes a tax receipt, food, drink, music by Stomp Club and original art for sale. 5pm at 3185 Norfolk. Email info@ vancouverislandschoolart.com or call 250-380-3500.

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innagural paint-in, featuring more than 30 artists demonstrating their creative skill in an ourdoor space surrounding the gallery. 11am-4pm at 4495 Happy Valley Road. 250-478-9223.

Sun. July 7 acres oF arT-The grounds of the Coast Collective Art Centre (3221 Heatherbell) is home to the Land of Art of the Victoria Flower Arrangers guild, featuring huge displays of natural materials constructed on site. Plein air painters featured in the Wet Canvas Show. 11am-4pm. Free.

WORds Fri. July 5 craFT beer revoluTion - Join author and beer enthusiast Joe Wiebe as he signs copies of his revolutionary book, an insider’s guide to B.C.’s many fine craft breweries. Enjoy a pint from a special cast from Salt Spring Island Ales. 6pm at Beagle Pub (301 Cook).

Mon. July 8 heaTher spears - Join governor general award winning poet and visual artist for a short video of her work followed by a poetry reading. 5pm at Halpern graduate Student Centre, UVic. Free.

MaRkEts JaMes bay coMMuniTy MarkeT - Live music, yummy treats, cool clothing, funky jewelry, local produce and natural treasures. To Oct. 12. Saturdays 9am-3pm at corner of Menzies and Superior. 250-381-5323, jamesbaymarket.com. basTion square public MarkeT - See an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, imports, entertainment and farmers selling their locally grown produce. Live entertainment. To Sept. 22. Thursday-Saturday 11am-5:30pm, and Sundays 11am-4:30pm at Bastion Square (Wharf to government). Free. Moss sTreeT MarkeT - 90 vendors offer farm fresh local products, handmade crafts, food and live, local music. Until October. Saturdays 10am-2pm at Moss and Fairfield. mossstreetmarket.com. Makehouse suMMer MarkeTA designer-maker marketplace Saturdays through August at The Makehouse (833 1/2 Fort). Featuring locally made fashion, art, design, childrenswear, lingerie, jewellery, furniture, gifts and more. themakehouse.ca.

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Why not adopt a shop vac? Second of Two Parts often adopted her own. (At first, the pet For some reason, hard-boiled egg called Eggy seemed easy when my kids were enough – no cleaning, no walking – but small “keeping up conflict emerged nightly when I said “no” with the Joneses” to Eggy sleeping under the pillow.) meant acquiring pets Some adopted pets caused greater and, no matter how grief. For example, one evening as the I spun it, a bowl of three of us girls sat in Sierra’s bedroom ■ susAN luNDY feAture WrIter shiny, sleek goldfish preparing for sleep, a mosquito catcher never sufficed. floated down from the ceiling and Our neighbours on Salt Spring didn’t dipped and dived about the room. Falling help. They had moved from the city and into their predetermined roles, Danica took rural living seriously, building rivers screamed in bug-loathing fear and leapt of fences and ramps and little wooden for cover under a pillow, while Sierra houses, eventually filling them with pigmy cooed, murmured, adopted it as a pet and goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, a dog, cats and named it Floater. even a pot-bellied pig named Vicki. Their dad, Derrick, hearing the We were more traditional, acquiring commotion, sauntered into the room dogs, cats, hamsters and birds… although just as Floater buzzed into the open space beside him. our pets often Reacting to some heseemed to have some man, primal instinct, offbeat quirk. Like Although it took up a Derrick clapped the cockatiel, whose bit of space in the Floater between feathers had been his hands, causing clipped poorly and bedroom, I confess I was a instant death in the therefore lived up to bit gleeful about this pet.” bedroom. Danica’s his name, Crash; and bug-loathing screams the hamster whose stopped abruptly as sweet-looking, puffball appearance belied a fierce set of teeth she realized the horror that was about to (we called her Fang). be unleashed by her sister. I gasped and My older daughter, Danica, enjoyed drew my hands to my face. Derrick stared pets well enough but also recognized in perplexed wonder as Sierra’s hysterical the extra work they created, and could screech turned into anguished sobs that ultimately do without. Soft-hearted Sierra lasted 45 minutes. on the other hand pestered for pets Then came the day I caved in to constantly and when they didn’t arrive, Sierra’s pleas at Value Village and agreed

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in private daycares watching TV all day,” St. Cyr said. Fernwood resident Samantha Walrafen is on the hunt for a daycare for her three-year-old Luke and six month old Mary-Stephanie. “I am just starting to ask around, but it’s hard to find a part-time place,” said Walrafen, who is about to start a master’s program at University of Victoria. “I want a daycare worker that really understands attachment parenting and that the children get a lot of one-one one adult time. I will probably look for a homebased daycare because of these values.” Kim Coy has operated both homebased and group daycare centres. “I tell parents they need to ask themselves, ‘Do you feel comfortable in the environment on your first impression?’” Coy owns Sunshine Group Daycare and operates three centres on the West Shore for about 150 children. Her programs run from infants to after school care programs. “Bring your child to the daycare when you go and look at it,” Coy said. It’s important to check for cleanliness and ask about the longevity and training of the staff. If a centre has children of varying ages playing together, Coy suggests looking at the toys and making sure there aren’t pieces a smaller child may choke on. Coy noted that infant care is exceptionally difficult to find in Greater Victoria. “There is no profit in it,” Coy

said, due to the required ratio of one care provider for every four babies. Once a child is three, the daycare ratio is increased to eight children per care provider. In terms of finding a daycare spot, the easiest time to get a child into a new centre is during July, August and September, when children are moving into kindergarten and vacating spots. The general rule is the sooner the better for finding a daycare. For a home-based daycare, the ratio is a maximum of eight children, spanning from infant to five years old. Some home daycares are licensed through Vancouver Island Health Authority and others are not. “A home daycare needs to be licensed if you have three or more children not related by blood,” said Kim Bruce, VIHA regional manager of community care facilities. Each licensed daycare is required to adhere to requirements for square footage, safety and having an outdoor play area. Daycare operators are required to have First Aid certification and take other courses and training. Licenced daycares are also checked for such details, as the hot water temperature. “You have to find what fits for you. Some parents want more structure, and others prefer it to be more low key,” Bruce said. ● charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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With two kids active in sports including fastball and soccer, Joy Strandberg can be seen on the sidelines cheering on her girls. Supporting her daughters‘ athletics helps the family bond together and reinforces an active and healthy lifestyle. “I love watching them grow and succeed,” said the proud Highlands mom. Sometimes motherhood is still a surprise, she admits.“ My daughter just had a popcorn kernel stuck in her ear.”

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Taylor Wallace believes you should always strive to leave the world better than you found it. She is one of John Stubbs Memorial elementary’s peer counsellors, where she provides support for fellow students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. She loves helping out around the schoo, l because making people happy makes her happy. ●

Sam Harle, is a junior firefighter at the Metchosin Fire Department. “I thought it was a good opportunity to give back,” Harle said. “I like to support my community. Harle graduated from Belmont secondary school in January. He plans to go and work as a forest firefighter in Kelowna for the summer. He enjoys hiking and camping in both summer and winter months. ●

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UVic Vikes enter 16 into Track Classic Travis Paterson News staff

Standing on Ship Point, Olympic shot putter Dylan Armstrong took a minute to explain the basic elements of his throwing techniques using a honeydew on Tuesday. It was part of a preview of tonight’s Victoria International Track Classic, 6 p.m. at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Needless to say, the melons turned to a pulpy mess after they landed, as Armstrong pitched them about 15 metres in distance and 10 metres high. “It’s a lot lighter than I thought, I have to take it easy not to hurt myself,” said the Kamloops resident. Armstrong is in line to receive the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal due to the recently announced lifetime ban of Belarus thrower Andrei Mikhnevich for doping. Armstrong is one of many elite track and field athletes attending the Victoria Track Classic, the final stop of the National Track League.

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Olympian Dylan Armstrong demonstrates his technique with a honeydew at Ship Point on Tuesday for the Victoria Track Classic. “I love coming to Victoria, it’s a great place and great event,” Armstrong said. “There’s not much

money in this so I have to hit as many events as I can.” There are few track and field ath-

letes as busy as Armstrong, as he departed Tuesday for the Diamond League event in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday. He’ll rely on the time difference to make it back to Victoria for tonight’s Track Classic. “He just rolls with the punches,” said race co-organizer Keith Butler. “Not every track and field athlete can spend as much time on the plane, and sleep on the plane as easily as he does.” Armstrong trains with Canada’s throwing program in Kamloops under coach Dr. Anatoliy Bodnarchuk, and which includs upand-coming athletes Adam Keenan (hammer) and Mason Kereszti (javelin), both from Lambrick Park secondary school. Keenan and Kerestzi will be competing tonight, part of a strong local contingent. Among them are up-andcoming track star Rachel Francois, one of 16 UVic Vikes competing. Francois is looking to run her personal best in the 800-metre for the third-straight year at the Track Classic. “This track is good luck for me,” she said. Tickets available at the door. sports@vicnews.com

Hesjedal keeping safe on Tour Ryder Hesjedal looking to avoid repeat exit from Tour Travis Paterson News staff

Ryder Hesjedal “flying under the radar” at this year’s Tour de France couldn’t be a better scenario for the Victoria cyclist. The Belmont secondary graduate and 2012 Giro d’Italia winner was one of four Garmin-Sharp riders sitting 17 seconds back of the maillot jaune (yellow jersey), 14th overall after cruising in at 103rd in the peloton on Stage 5 in Marseille on Wednesday (July 3). Stage 7 of the Tour finished today, an ideal stretch for roulers, or “rolling hill” cyclists, 205km from Montpellier to Albi. Stage 7 is as far as Hesjedal made it last year

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when a serious crash forced him to withdraw. So he’s managed to hang among the elites and stay within striking distance of first place despite having already crashed on Stage 1 (June 29) and narrowly avoiding the Stage 5 crash that docked teammate Christian Vande Velde 10 minutes. “(Hesjedal’s) sliding through and staying under the radar and it happens with Ryder a lot. He’s often underrated,” said Seamus McGrath, former Olympic cycling teammate of Hesjedal’s and director of Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria. Hesjedal also seems to be avoiding the press so far, which can also be a blessing, McGrath said. “The yellow jersey guys will say it’s a lot of work off the bike, before and after each stage, so it’s a chance to be more relaxed.” Of course, a stage win or even a sniff of the yellow jersey, which his highly likely as the Tour hits the Pyrenees on Stage 8 tomorrow, and Hesjedal

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IN BRIEF Jr. Rocks recover to smash T-men

An early 4-1 deficit did not sit well with the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks as the club responded to clobber the Nanaimo Timbermen 27-17 at Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday. The Shamrocks (127) wrap up the regular portion of the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League schedule with a home-and-away series against the Port Coquitlam Saints, 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bear, followed by an afternoon in Poco. Jesse King piled up the points with two goals and 11 assists while Chris Wardle scored five goals and five assists. The Intermediate A Shamrocks also play their last home regular season game on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. versus the Langley Thunder at the Bear.

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Find more details on the Open Houses below in the July 4-10 edition of Real Estate Victoria 3661 Dartmouth, $509,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

3020 Lansdowne Rd, $1,249,000

405-300 Waterfront Cres, $449,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Velma Sproul, 250-384-7663

1075 Pentrelew, $675,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

pg. 6

2147 Quimper St, $739,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ted Tyrrell, 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

pg. 9

pg. 7

720 Esquimalt Rd, $429,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Saira Waters, 250-592-4422

pg. 8

31-278 Island Highway, $249,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Daniel Weiss 250 383-1500 pg. 9

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

Saturday, Sunday & Monday noon - 5 pm Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715 pg. 1

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

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

pg. 10

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

pg. 10

1050 Pentrelew, $649,000

4300 Maltwood Close, $870,000 pg. 9 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Deedrie Ballard, 250-744-3301

pg. 8

204-837 Selkirk Ave, $274,900

102-640 Montreal St.

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Deedrie Ballard, 250-744-3301

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

pg. 9

1372 Treebank, $789,000 pg. 7

pg. 12

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

pg. 17

104-2211 Shelbourne St, $230,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

pg. 10

50 Howe

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Neil Rawnsley, 250-592-4422

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

pg. 12

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

pg. 10

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

pg. 7

101-1041 Rockland, $299,000

pg. 16

pg. 6

pg. 8

209-2529 Wark St, $200,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333

5255 Parker, $1,795,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

1127 Temple, $699,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

903 Collinson, $555,000

3820 Savannah Ave, $509,000 pg. 9

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Jordy Harris, 250-385-2033

pg. 1

pg. 11

22-899 Royal Oak, $585,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

pg. 21

Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

pg. 22

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 15

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 7

pg. 13

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838

pg. 13

pg. 23

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

pg. 12

3390 Hatley, $548,500

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

pg. 14

210-663 Goldstream Ave, $234,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

pg. 13

101-2329 Bradford Ave, $499,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

pg. 14

pg. 13

3467 Happy Valley

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

578 Langholme, $439,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

pg. 14

pg. 12

1058 River Rd.

6696 Woodsview Lane, $585,000 pg. 13

2172 Amherst, $479,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 14

414 Quail, $625,000

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 13

347 Millstream Lake Rd, $749,800 pg. 21

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gina Sundberg, 250-812-4999

pg. 13

10500 McDonald Park Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

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

5577 Medberry

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

pg. 15

2160 Erinan, $739,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

pg. 23

2367 Sunriver, $459,900 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

pg. 15

pg. 13

2262 Setchfield, $649,900

1131-2600 Ferguson, $299,000

1361 Hillgrove Rd, $599,900 pg. 17

pg. 23

2987 Dornier Rd.

503-6880 Wallace Dr, $369,900

pg. 22

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

pg. 15

525 Saltspring View, $589,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

47-486 Royal Bay, $389,900 pg. 21

Saturday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd John McMillan, 250 382-8838

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

290 Milburn Dr, $659,900

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

pg. 18

pg. 15

117 Valiant Pl

14-2115 Amelia, $362,000 pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

593 Latoria Rd, $294,000

7765 Trentelmann, $509,900

10322 Booth, $439,000 pg. 17

pg. 10

762 Westbury, $818,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

pg. 9

pg. 1

804 Beckwith, $519,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 11 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings, 250-744-3301

pg. 13

46-7583 Central Saanich, $132,500

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Valerie Edwards, 250-744-3301

982 Mckenzie, $299,900 Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

3547 Desmond, $558,500

899 Wild Ridge Way

986 Barkway Terr, $639,000

Saturday 11-1 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

2-909 Carolwood, $480,000

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Anna Bjelde, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Jeff Shaw 250 474-6003

pg. 21

8655 Forest Park, $679,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 16

2792 Lakehurst, $339,000

1248 Loenholm, $439,900

1-1717 Blair Ave, $424,800

113-21 Erie St, $499,000

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

pg. 7

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

618 Parkway, $459,000

566 Caselton, $654,900

310-1521 Church, $229,900 1005 Kentwood, $719,000

pg. 22

2867 Murray, $578,888

1581 Mileva, $1,195,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-385-2033

pg. 8

403 Conway

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. Colin Moorman, 250-383-7100

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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

303-535 Heatherdale, $395,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Jordy Harris, 250-385-2033

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

9706 Fifth St, $569,900

3926 Jean Pl, $589,000

4015 Hopesmore Dr, $619,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

840 Fleming St, $364,500 pg. 8

pg. 3

pg. 18 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

pg. 12

209-3160 Albina, $276,900

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

pg. 21

1775 Spieden, $668,000

4259 Wilkinson Rd, $427,500

5175 Delmonte Ave, $1,058,000

Saturday 12-1:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 9

pg. 11

Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250-658-0967

134 Gibraltar Bay, $532,900 Sunday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd John McMillan, 250 382-8838

pg. 6

192 Goward Rd, $1,595,000

Sunday 12-2 RE/MAX Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

9-639 Kildew Rd

307-2250 James White, $274,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

4041 Braefoot, $949,000

4030/4040 Borden St

A-1142 Craigflower Rd, $349,888

2-1041 Southgate, $419,900

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 8

pg. 23

304-1665 Oak Bay Ave, $279,900

Tuesday 1-3 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. Colin Moorman, 250-383-7100

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Elfie Jeeves, 250-477-7291

2700 Herbate

3153 Stevenson, $418,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd Jeff Shaw 250 474-6003

310-1025 Inverness, $218,800

pg. 8

275 Plowright, $679,000

1733 Newton St, $550,000

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

pg. 17

4629 Sunnymead, $689,000

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

Saturday 1-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Velma Sproul, 250-384-7663

4096 Dawnview Cres, $589,000

905-379 Tyee, $349,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

214-400 Dupplin, $272,800

207-3244 Seaton, $219,000

pg. 8

814-160 Wilson

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 23

4675 McMorran, $739,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

405-2100 Granite, $246,500

1227 Clearwater, $465,000

9400 Creekside Dr, $849,000 pg. 14

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

399 Wembley Rd

Friday & Saturday 1-3 Re/Max First Realty Ian Lindsay 1-888-243-1071

pg. 19


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From left, Cheryl Barnett, Connie Young-Davis and Margo McIntosh from The Wellesley show their award for Best Retirement Residence.

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737 Goldstream Avenue

Beside Station House Pub

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July 05, 2013 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette

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