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aurie McDonald is looking to help pave the way for aboriginal youth in the LGBT community. As an aboriginal social work instructor at Caring for First Nations Children’s Society who identifies as two-spirited – a First Nations term encmpassing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered – McDonald is sensitive to the needs of such individuals. “Sometimes the word ‘gay’ can associated with derogatory words,” he said. Charla Huber “Spiritism isn’t about sexuality, but a role. Every tribe had a Reporting word for it. In 1996 tribes from the U.S, Mexico, South America and Canada came together to reclaim the use of ‘twospirited.’” Being two-spirited was a natural role of honour, said McDonald, a member of the Enoch Cree First Nation. “It’s a role we were given as a gift and with all gifts you get, there are trials and tribulations.” McDonald, 64, came out to his family when he was a young boy. “Growing up, my family supported me,” he said. It wasn’t until he was sent to the Ermineskin Residential School in Hobbema, Alta. at 12 that his two-spirited nature was looked down upon. “At residential school you had to go underground,” he said. McDonald knew of other two-spirited students who ran away, while others committed suicide.
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Lovely in lavender The flowers are blooming at Happy Valley Lavender and Herb Farm, where owner Lynda Dowling, above, is celebrating 25 years growing the versatile crop. The acreage is open to visitors on weekends, but if you want to see the flowers, you’ll need to get there before harvest day July 21. See story, page A10.
There is no blind eye to public drinking in Langford. “The parks bylaw has never allowed the consumption of liquor,” said Lorne Fletcher, Langford’s manager of community safety and municipal bylaw enforcement. “Under the Liquor Licensing Act, you can’t consume it in public, period.” Previously, he says, people who were found drinking alcohol in a park may have been told to pour it out. This summer, those caught imbibing in a public park will have to dump it and be handed a $100 fine. “There is a right time and a right place and our parks are not the right place,” Fletcher said. The enforcement stems from residents’ concerns. “We don’t want any glass or alcohol on our beaches,” said Mayor Stew Young. “We want to make our parks as safe as possible. Our parks are family friendly.” Two additional bylaw officers are patrolling Langford this summer, with a range of duties that includes monitoring parks. firstname.lastname@example.org
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City of Colwood considers sewage treatment option Link with developer could mean avoidance of CRD plant
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NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the City of Langford has waived the holding of a public hearing for Bylaw No. 1485; being the proposed Bylaw to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 for the City of Langford, pursuant to Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act. File No.
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The City of Colwood continues to look at options for sewage treatment and is delving into the possibility of a community treatment plant, separate from the Capital Regional District’s plans. Because of its rate of growth, Colwood has been a complicated player in regional sewage treatment plans. Under plans for the regional plant, the city is being asked to pay not only for current capacity needs, but also for its projected capacity 20 years from now. To potentially avoid this conundrum, the city has been in talks with Capital City Centre to partner on a treatment plant serving both the development and the 14 per cent of Colwood homes currently on sewer, as well as future users. While the plan is still in its
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Long battle over for recognition The creation of a special day to honour Korean War veterans marks the culmination of years of hard work
hen, after 60 years of prodding, the first national Korean War Veterans Day is celebrated July 27, Fred MacDonald will be thinking of his brother. Bruce MacDonald was among 516 Canadian soldiers who didn’t come home from the war. He was a machine gunner, killed by the enemy while defending a hill from the Chinese during the Battle of Kapyong, as recounted in John Melady’s quintessential book Korea: Canada’s Forgotten War. MacDonald had only been in Korea for about Kyle Wells a month. Reporting “He got killed April 25, ’51. He had only left Seattle at the end of March,” said Fred MacDonald, who lives in Langford. “Hardly gives you time to look around and see what’s going on. Not very nice.” Last month Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney, Sen. Yonah Martin and Saskatchewan MP Blaine Calkins announced the adoption of Bill S-213, which created Korean War Veterans Day, to be celebrated annually on July 27, the day the war ended. It’s been a long struggle to gain recognition for the veterans of a war largely ignored at the time and to this day, MacDonald said. “It seems like forever we’ve been trying something, and nothing’s happened.” The Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953. It was a conflict between Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), supported by China and the Soviet Union. In the war, which was initially regarded as a police action, 26,000 Canadians participated. MacDonald’s friend, Gary W. Hall, who grew up in Victoria, joined in Feb. 1951. Hall was inspired by the stories his own brother brought back from his time with the Air Force in the Second World War. “When I finished Grade 10, I joined up. I was 17,” Hall said. “At that age your parents had to sign and my mother signed, but my father wouldn’t because he said one son was enough. But eventually he came around.”
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Korean War veterans Fred MacDonald of Langford and Gary W. Hall, from Oak Bay, hold up a flag representing MacDonald’s brother Bruce, who died during the conflict. The first ever Korean War Veterans Day will be held on July 27, marking 60 years since the end of the war. A ceremony will be held in Ottawa to mark the anniversary. Fred MacDonald joined the army in 1950 in Peterborough, Ont. and was assigned to artillery. He was stationed in Victoria and shipped out to the war in 1952. He worked in brigade headquarters there and managed to keep away from the front lines, unlike his brother. After Bruce’s death, their mother received his outstanding pay and the Silver Cross in his honour, but nothing more. “I tried to get recognition for him. No way. (The government) wouldn’t even give me a letter saying ‘thanks,’” Fred said. “That’s what makes me mad, too.” When the soldiers returned at the end of the war, or after a one-year rotation, many people didn’t even realize Canada was taking part in the conflict, MacDonald said. “Nobody knew we went, nobody knew we came home, the government didn’t recognize us.” With the day of honour now in place,
“Nobody knew we went, nobody knew we came home, the government didn’t recognize us.” – Korean War veteran Fred MacDonald MacDonald and Hall agreed Martin, who was born in Korea, is largely responsible for helping Korean War vets get the recognition they deserve. “If it wasn’t for her, we wouldn’t have any recognition right now at all,” MacDonald said. “She’s the one that’s done it all.” In a press release, Martin wrote, “I owe my life to all those who served and sacrificed in the Korean War. The passage of this bill is one more way of ensuring that future generations remember and honour the sacrifices made by our
Canadian veterans.” Even with the struggles for recognition, the two local veterans believe what they accomplished in Korea was worth the sacrifice. To this day, Koreans are extremely appreciative of what the soldiers did 60 years ago. “It’s akin to the Dutch about the Canadians during the Second World War. Maybe even more so,” Hall said. “Very appreciative.” MacDonald is returning to Korea with other veterans for a visit in November, his third time returning to the country since the war. He will be there for Remembrance Day, which is the intention of the trip. Hall hasn’t returned, but is on the wait list for the November trip, should anyone not be able to make it. As of yet, no celebration is planned for the Greater Victoria area. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Season of fires, water safety here Victoria finally has its summer heat wave, with no signs of letting up, at least into next weekend. For many Greater Victorians that means trips to regional watering holes such at Thetis and Elk lakes, popular beaches like Willows, plenty of barbecuing and catching some rays. If history is any guide, Victoria summers can also be busy time for first responders. At the temperature soars for any length of time, more people, often teens and young adults, put themselves at risk for drowning in boating mishaps, cliff jumping missteps and over-confident swimming skills. Thetis Lake has been the scence for falling injuries and a drowning death every few years. The Sooke Potholes also sees a few broken bones from poorly aimed cliff jumps and the occasional drowning tragedy. These deaths and injuries are preventable, and usually go hand in hand with intoxication, bravado and high temperatures. B.C. had four water-related deaths in the first five days of July, prompting a plea by the Corners Service of B.C. for people to contemplate water safety and to better understand the risks of jumping into unfamiliar rivers and lakes. The Capital Region is a playground of parks, lakes and rivers for summer fun, and most have plenty of information available on hazards. But mostly, safety comes with caution and common sense. The other hot weather disasters waiting to happen are the annual highway-side brush and forest fires. The region’s commuter routes continue to be the region’s ashtray. Flicking cigarette butts into dry grass is a choice people make, and only by fast-acting fire response has the city avoided major property damage from grassfires. More problematic are the city’s prized urban forests and large regional parks. Most of these areas have large fuel loads of deadfall, leaves and brush built up over decades or longer. During these dry days, a careless cigarette or an illicit campfire could spark a major forest fire near residential neighbourhoods. Victoria’s lucky streak is bound to run out one of these summers. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: email@example.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.
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Get ready for Hydro rate hikes There’s a new sheriff in town for deferred debt revealed by the AudiB.C. Hydro, and it didn’t take long tor General, enormous liabilities for for the political range war to resume. private power contracts, and more rate increases that BenThe new sheriff, Koonett has already admitted tenay East MLA Bill Benare on the way. And now nett, found himself on the they can’t even keep us barricades as soon as he safe from the big one. got the hugely complex Bennett fired back. responsibility for energy About $2 billion of and mines. that debt is for seismic His saddlebags bulge upgrades for the 80-yearwith reports on B.C. old Ruskin Dam in Maple Hydro’s seemingly runRidge, and the equally away costs, along with frail John Hart Dam Premier Christy Clark’s Tom Fletcher on the Campbell River, “core review” to cut $50 B.C. Views built with wooden water million a year from govpipes. Major B.C. Hydro ernment operations. works slowed down after NDP energy critic John completion of Revelstoke and Mica Horgan highlighted the latest B.C. Hydro troubles in his assault on the dams in the 1980s, and now the work is more expensive. B.C. Liberal budget. The Northwest Transmission Line First there was a $140-million is a partnership with Imperial Metcost overrun on the Northwest als, which wants to power its Red Transmission Line, under construcChris copper-gold-silver mine. Bention north from Terrace to the tiny Tahltan village of Iskut and adjacent nett said the company is not only paying for the last section to Iskut mine properties. and the mine site, but pitching in Then B.C. Hydro revealed results for the main line as well. Ottawa of an audit of its earthquake prepaid $130 million to get remote paredness. “Condition red” was the communities off decades of depenkey message. Basically, the sprawldence on diesel generators. ing utility has disaster plans for AltaGas, owner of one of those each of its dams or other power private power projects in the facilities, but no overall way to get region, puts in $180 million to get the provincial power grid back up connected to the grid. The line will after a major earthquake. open up more mining and hydro Horgan recited his list of B.C. possibilities. Hydro sins after a decade of medThe cost overrun traces back dling by the B.C. Liberals: huge
mainly to the shortage of highskill labour such as geotechnical engineering that the remote region already faces. And this is before natural gas pipelines and LNG plants gear up. Bennett takes over from the last sheriff, Rich Coleman, who put B.C. Hydro through the wringer in 2011. Coleman soon abandoned his idea of putting off the Ruskin and John Hart upgrades (again) to keep rates low through the election, and saw the B.C. Utilities Commission jack up the rate by seven per cent to help slow the ballooning debt. What’s ahead for rates? The utility is looking for 32 per cent in the next three years, says energy lawyer David Austin. He calculates that only 2.5 per cent is attributable to increased private power costs. Among other things, B.C. Hydro needs regional emergency centres capable of functioning after a Japansized quake, plus expansion. Bennett came clean on another reason for rate increases – the government’s increasing dependence on taking a “dividend” as B.C. Hydro’s lone “shareholder.” The newly updated budget tells us this annual “dividend” is past $500 million and rising fast: $545 million this year, $611 million next year and $684 million the year after. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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LETTERS Three cheers offered for Ron MacIsaac in these articles, in the late 80’s, Mr. MacIsaac was also a founding member of the Greater Victoria Concerned Citizens’ Association, which was one of two broadly based groups that brought legal action to stop inappropriate privatization of St. Anne’s Academy, a national historic site in Victoria. Ron has been doing probono work for decades, including his efforts in the
Re: No early retirement for lawyer, Lawyer’s treemendous work recalled (Gazette, July 3) Thanks so much to Charla Huber for her report and G.E. Mortimer for his ‘Think about it’ opinion column, both of which extolled the infectious energy and public spirit of Ron MacIsaac, ‘the longest practising lawyer in B.C.’ On top of his many accomplishments mentioned
early 90’s for many of the Clayoquot arrestees. He co-wrote Clayoquot Mass Trials with Anne Champagne and they had the good sense to design that book with many headshots of the arrestees. Those photos by Andy Sinats put human faces on the arrestees, helping people realize that we are your neighbours, and not ‘enemies of B.C.’ as former Premier Glen Clark called us.
An avid reader, over the years Ron MacIsaac has also written many minireviews of books he has found interesting, and his community access TV show on Shaw cable has introduced many other public-spirited and talented people to a wider audience. I don’t think Ron will ever retire, frankly. Gregory Hartnell Victoria
Readers respond: Dan Spinner, Royal Bay, Florence Lake litter Chamber CEO applauded ferry plan
While most of us agree that proper use of land needs to consider the density, it must be looked at in context with the surrounding, already constructed development. After dealing with this issue for almost 10 months, I unfortunately have no choice but to believe that the planning department supported the initial application, which was for 128 units, consisting of two large, seven-floor buildings. The city has certainly provided no evidence to the contrary. The planning department should have simply rejected it, as its scale was so obviously inappropriate. I support an individual’s right to develop their property to its highest and best use, but I also request the planning department has as its primary mandate the protection of the surrounding residents and their investments. This lot is the final piece in a wonderful
Re: Survey says yes to ferry service (Gazette, June 28) Thank you for the article on the ferry and Dan Spinner. I read with great interest anything that Dan is involved in. He is a great person to have on the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. Transportation to the downtown has to be a priority for the West Shore. Laurie Fisher Colwood
Appropriate density critical for Royal Bay Re: Density increase still possible for Royal Bay (Letters, June 19) I would like to add a few points to Sandra Jones’ letter, if I may. While Colwood’s planning committee did vote unanimously to defer the application, more concerning to residents should be the planning department’s desire to increase density at every opportunity.
development that should be a model for neighbourhood design and should be completed as the original architects envisioned, not slapped together to “fill the hole.” Ian Pattullo Colwood
Lake litterbug’s act riles beach goer On June 23 I found a mess at the beach access to Florence Lake. This is supposed to be a nice place for people to spend time. There is a garbage can available nearby to keep it clean, but the mess was right beside the can. Would it have been so hard to actually use the garbage can? Then again, the container is rather small, so perhaps the bags would not fit. But it’s hard to believe anyone would be so rude and disgusting as to leave bags of
garbage on the beach. Maybe this person put the bags there thinking they would magically be taken away. Anyone who thinks about it for a moment will realize bags of garbage with food waste inside will eventually be torn apart by otters, neighbourhood dogs and cats, racoons or birds. Whoever is responsible for this should be ashamed of themselves, but I fear that anyone rude enough to do this probably has no consideration for others. Susan Loney Langford
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Langford is considering an amendment to the Master Development Agreement for all lands within the CD6 (Comprehensive Development 6 – Bear Mountain) Zone. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed change to the Master Development Agreement will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting the proposal at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford BC, on Monday, July 15th, 2013, at 7:00pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. Proposal: To modify the Master Development Agreement that is registered as a Covenant under Section 219 of the Land Title Act against title to lands within the CD6 (Comprehensive Development 6 – Bear Mountain) Zone so that development proposals for four (4) or more dwellings that are located in areas that are separate or discreet from other residential dwellings may express a form and character other than the Traditional English Arts and Crafts style that is required, provided that all of the dwellings within the development proposal are designed in the same architectural style and that exterior ﬁnishes and materials are similar and complimentary.
Workshop builds two-spirit support Continued from Page A1 “If you ran, you were isolated after you were caught. If you lived close enough, you could go home (to reserve) once a month, but if you tried to run you couldn’t go home for a year.” If a child ran from the school their parents could get six
months in prison for sheltering them, he added. “Fortunately it is a lot more accepted now.” McDonald’s partner of 37 years, Peter Dawson-McDonald, wishes there was more acceptance when he was growing up. “When I told my mother I was gay, she asked if I wanted to
see a psychiatrist,” he recalled. “My dad just didn’t talk about it. My mom and dad didn’t put me down, but they just never really talked about it.” Dawson-McDonald, 59, revealed his sexuality to his family at 13. His siblings always supported him, he said, and that was comforting.
Applicant: City of Langford lands within the CD6 (Comprehensive Location: All Development 6 – Bear Mountain) Zone, as shown on the attached sketch. COPIES of the proposed amendment to the Master Development Agreement and all other material that the Council may consider in relation to this Public Hearing may be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded) from Friday, June 28th, 2013 to Monday, July 15th, 2013, inclusive, at Langford City Hall, Second Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on this matter. Jim Bowden Administrator
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Freedom to some 11 year olds might be a trip on a city bus alone. But for Keagan Tait and Isaiah Emerson, it’s spending a month in Amsterdam, parentfree. The Langford boys are members of Children’s International Summer Villages Canada, a charitable, independent non-political organization. They
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Isaiah Emerson, left, and Keagan Tait, both 11, are anxious to sample the candy in Amsterdam, where they’ll participate in Children’s International Summer Villages. cards. “Taking technology will take away from the experience,” said Isaiah, noting they will spend all their time
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Fragrant purple flowers have been the highlight of Linda Dowling’s farm for a quarter of a century. A sea of lavender blows in the breeze at Happy Valley Farm in Langford, which started with 500 cuttings Dowling took off one plant. Now, she grows up to 35 different varieties. She sells fresh lavender, dried lavender and potted lavender plants, as well as dried herb blends and floral teas. Before focusing on lavender, Dowling grew an assortment of herbs, mainly
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group of young actors is hoping the world remembers their names after they stage a production of the hit musical Fame, starting thursday,
July 11. this is the ninth year for the Victoria youth Musical theatre Company’s summer program, which offers professional quality training to youth aged seven to 18. students come from around the world, and this year’s group includes a student from Pennsylvania and one from Dubai. Over the course of two weeks, the group of youth put together the entire show, complete with memorizing lines, learning the songs, the dancing, blocking and everything else that goes along with putting on a musical. the students routinely rehearse for seven to 10 hours a day. “It’s wonderful to see how they develop over the two weeks,” said musical director Phil Hallman. “How some of the shyer kids come out of their shells and some of the more outgoing kids really hone their skills … besides learning new skills, one of the big things they learn is huge selfconfidence.” the musical, which is an adaptation of the 1980 movie, follows the lives of students at the New york High school of Performing arts. With beloved, well-known music and an DaVID HallMaN PHOtO established broad audience, thanks to the Seeking Fame - The cast members of Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company’s production of Fame the musical are hoping the world recognizes their names. movie and a tV show, Hallman said Fame Fame opens Thursday, July 11 at Claremont secondary school’s Ridge Playhouse, and runs until July 14. was the perfect choice for the group. “the students love it, they’re having a lot really impressive. … the endeavour she enjoys the most. of fun doing it. besides the great music, I think they “It’s pretty much eat, sleep, think theatre the entire “It’s really intense but it’s really fun. I love musical can relate to some of the themes. It’s all about high theatre and it’s just a really fun way to spend my sum- time.” school students back in the early ‘80s trying to get fame runs July 11 to 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on July mer.” through high school, dealing with life as a teenager.” 13 and 14 at 2:30 p.m at the Ridge Playhouse at “(It’s) a chance to see what kids can really do when “It’s really fun, it’s really upbeat and the music is Claremont secondary school (4980 Wesley Rd.). really great,” said cast member amy bechka, 15. “the they put their mind to it,” Hallman said. “the fact tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the door that we can pull this off in two weeks, when high cast is amazing and I think it’s going to be a great or by calling 250-361-6246. schools usually take four to five months, professional show. … We’re all really excited about it.” theatres even take three months to do it. for them to for bechka, who is from saanich, this is her fifth firstname.lastname@example.org. pull this off in two weeks and have a quality show, it’s show with the company. she said it’s the challenge of
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Thurs. July 11 Summer movie nightS - First Metropolitan Church (932 Balmoral) hosts a free feature movie night each Thursday in July. Check out The Life of Pi at 7pm this week. Donations welcome. Fame - Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company presents Fame the Musical July 11-13 at 7:30pm and July 13-14 at 2:30pm at Claremont Secondary School’s Ridge Playhouse. $12 at 250-361-6246. vymtc.com. down dangerouS paSSeS road - Intrepid Theatre presents a one-night only fundraising performance of Down Dangerous Passes Road by Michel Marc Bouchard. All proceeds to benefit Intrepid’s Metro Studio upgrades (air conditioning). Directed by Sean Guist, starring Robin Gadsby, Jenson Kerr and Derek Wallis.8pm at 1609
pat Benatar and neil giraldo-This husband-wife duo is getting ready to hit you with their best shot, 7:30pm at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Limited tickets available at tickets.uvic.ca. emily Spiller-Live looping artist and 2011 Vancouver Island Music Awards’ Female Vocalist of the Year hits the stage at the Copper Owl (1900 Doulgas). 7:30pm. $10. Johnny galaCtiC-three-piece acoustic rock band brings sunny strumming and power-pop to Pioneer Park (West Saanich and Clarke). Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and enjoy the show. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. SKa FeSt-The largest festival of ska music in North America comes to Ship Point and various other venues across Victoria July 9-13. Victoriaskafest.ca. playground.iS-A one-day, interactive event that brings together a band, an audience and a community, with the goal of recording a song in one take in less than an hour. Open to anyone. Register at playground.is/ signups/victoria.html. Secret location to be revealed upon registration. 7pm.
Thurs. July 11 muSiC on the lawn- The Lieutenant Governor of B.C. invites the public to Government House each Thursday for the month of July for an outdoor concert at 5:30pm. July 11 features Rukus. The house opens to the public for a walk-through at 4:30pm. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. miSha piatigroSKy trioInternationally renowned jazz pianist and his trio play three shows at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View), Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. $25. preSton and BoBKowSKiSmooth jazz and driving blues. 6pm at Highland House Bistro/The Roost
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Shoreline grows with garden project Students getting used to eating greens at school Don Descoteau
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Lucas Roos can’t quite remember how old he was when he first spied a nasturtium in his family’s garden, picked it, then chomped away on the colourful orange flower. He’s eaten them ever since. And he can hardly wait until the edible plants can be harvested from the new garden on the grounds of Shoreline Community middle school. “I eat them plain,” says Lucas, 11, who just finished Grade 6. Asked what he thinks of the garden idea, he looks at the collection of young apple trees, raised beds stocked with vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings, strawberry plants and more. “I think it’s great.” Three days a week during the summer, he’ll ride his bike or scooter down the hill from his home in View Royal, unlatch the gate, fill up his watering can with the onsite rain barrels and water the plants. That participation is a continuation of the direct student involvement in this project, says Grade 6 teacher Cam Thurbide. “There were 40 kids involved in this from startup to building the boxes,” he says. “They moved about seven yards of soil and moved all the wood chips in here. They’ve probably done about 90 per cent of the work.” Principal Kim Strom says the garden idea grew out of the school’s soup and salad bar program (see Shoreline Food Revolution on Facebook). The school had applied for and received a grant from the Public Health Association of B.C., to facilitate serving farm-fresh produce to students. “That started us thinking ‘maybe we could grow our own fruits and vegetables,’” she says. To help advance the garden and promote getting back to the earth, Songhees First Nation donated three Salish variety apple trees to the school. The school’s student population is 27 per cent aboriginal. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shoreline Community middle school student Lucas Roos, 11, waters strawberry plants, while teacher sponsors for the project, Cam Thurvide and Vicki Walker, look on.
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The list is getting longer for junior B hockey players graduating to the next level for the 2013-14 season. Shawn McBride of the Saanich Braves will suit up for the Victoria Grizzlies of the B.C. Hockey League. And with junior A camps running summer long there will likely be more players from the Braves, Westshore Wolves, Victoria Cougars and Peninsula Panthers to make the jump before the September start to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. The VIJHL has long been a feeder league for the BCHL. What’s new is the consistent number of VIJHL grads, particularly from Greater Victoria, who are moving on to college. Leading the way is Braves captain Ty Jones, MVP of the VIJHL in 2011-12. The Spectrum Community school grad has finally settled on a school and will play for the University of Oklahoma Sooners
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Nick Smith rigs his laser standard prior to a training run at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Oak Bay. He is in Hungary for the Balaton Laser Worlds 2013 Championships on Lake Balaton, the landlocked country’s biggest lake. 420 starter dinghy) then to the standard when I was strong enough,” he said. “To be only 17 at this world championship is young, so my expectation is to make the top-60 of the top 150 boats in the world.” Smith is heading into Grade 12 next year and has lots of time to improve. His most promising result this season was at the Midwinter Regatta in Los Angeles where he came 23rd among a
field with the top laser standard sailors from western North America. When he gets to Hungary, he’ll set up a chartered laser with the rigging, lines and sail from his boat at RVYC. “They only provide a hull and it’s my first time chartering a boat. Any time you go to a competition you have to derig your boat for the trailer so it’s not that different.” email@example.com
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Hesjedal jersey fetches $1,775 Ryder Hesjedal’s race-worn and autographed Tour de France jersey sold for $1,775 on Saturday through eBay. The money goes to the Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, a foundation Hesjedal started to support up-and-coming cyclists in Canada and to promote the sport of cycling in North America. Hesjedal wore the jersey for Stage 5 of the 2012 Tour de France. Bidding closed on Saturday, July 6. “It’s a great way to celebrate the start of the Tour de France and raise funds to support cycling in Canada,” said Cody Graham, director of Victoriabased Media One Multimedia and the RCSC. “Ryder is an inspiration to so many young cyclists and proceeds from this auction will help them in their athletic pursuits. It’s a pretty neat piece of sports memorabilia as well.” To support RCSC visit ryderscyclingsociety.org or to registration for Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria on Sept. 22 see tourdevictoria.com.
Travis Paterson Nick Smith didn’t know he could race at the world championships. The 17-year-old Mount Douglas secondary student applied and qualified in February to race at the Balaton Laser Worlds 2013 Championships in Balatonfüred, Hungary, which start next week. Smith is competing in the laser standard under-21 Men’s World and European Championship category, July 14 to 21. “Once I qualified it changed sailing for me. It’s made me much more devoted to the sport,” he said on Sunday, derigging his boat before flying out on Monday. “In the boat I train three times a week, but once I qualified I added four to five (gym) workouts to boost myself for the world level, and it’s helped.” Smith will be joined by Max Gallant, a teammate from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club junior sailing program in Oak Bay under coach Eric Vanderpol. Together they make up two of the five Canadians headed to Hungary for the laser standard U21 world championships. “There’s only eight of us in total going from North America so I think it’s pretty cool we have two of the eight from Victoria,” Smith said. Gym training has helped the Gordon Head resident grow far more comfortable and hungry, if you will, when racing the 4.2-metre-long boat. “I’ve been a RVYC member since 2008 and moved to the laser radial (from the
in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Jones spearheaded the Braves’ best season in the modern junior B era as the team finished second in 2012-13 with 30 wins in 48 games and made it to the VIJHL semifinals. The Sooners play in Div. 1 of the ACHA, an alternative organization to the NCAA, albeit a tier below, which has grown leaps and bounds in terms of its on ice product and status, said Braves coach Brad Cook. “We have five guys moving on to college which is pretty exciting, not just for the players and the team but for our league. It’s a huge step in the right direction for us.” Braves committed to play in the ACHA next year are defenceman Chad Roorda to the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos, and forwards Justin Polischuk and Sam Johnston to the Adrian College Bulldogs in Michigan, which ranked No. 1 in the ACHA last year. More Braves are expected to sign
including Garrett Kemmler, the top defenceman of the year, and forwards Josh Gray and Josh McGladery. Perhaps the most coveted VIJHL player, Brody Coulter, opted not to explore his U.S.A. and Canadian college options and will play for the UVic Vikes of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League. Coulter was the VIJHL MVP in 2012-13 and half of the Cougars’ dynamic duo. The other half was assistant captain Sam Rice, who will join the Braves’ Roorda on the Central Oklahoma Bronchos. “It has been the best four years of my life (with the Cougars) and I am sad that it is over,” Rice said. The Cougars are also expecting to announce additional player advancements this summer, coach Mark Van Helvoirt said. This summer Wade Murphy (185th, Nashville Predators) and Nolan De Jong (197th, Minnesota Wild) were the first two Spectrum hockey academy players drafted to the NHL. firstname.lastname@example.org
A broken rib suffered in a crash on Stage 1 of the 2013 Tour de France hasn’t stopped Ryder Hesjedal. The Victoria cyclist and Garmin-Sharp team member held strong through the flat stages but slipped in the first two mountainous legs of the tour, Stages 8 and 9 on Saturday and Sunday. Garmin-Sharp teammate Dan Martin won Stage 9 on Sunday but by that time Hesjedal was down 26 minutes from the lead. To his credit, Hesjedal was part of a five-man break which was caught earlier in the day that forced the peloton’s hill climbers to chase them down and ultimately helped Martin win. However, mountains tend to be Hesjedal’s strength, and the 18 minutes Hesjedal dropped back of the lead on Sunday signals a limitation to his output, and an end to his attack on the general classification. His role will now involve helping or protecting Dan Martin and, for Canadian cycling fans, hopefully chasing a stage win. “I have had some discomfort since the crash I was involved in during Stage 1,” Hesjedal said last week. “A scan (July 3) confirmed a fracture so at least now we know what we’re dealing with. A lot of times with rib injuries fractures don’t show up right away, so waiting until today we were able to confirm what’s going on. There’s not much you can do about a fractured rib except for deal with the discomfort so that is what I’ve been doing and will keep doing.”
Volleyball star carries flag at world Universiade games in Russia National team volleyball player Shanice Marcelle, a former Spectrum Community school student, carried Canada’s flag at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, on Saturday. Marcelle and the volleyball team defeated Norway in three straight sets on Sunday and are set to play Brazil today (July 10). Canada sent a record-setting 442 athletes to the Universiade, which are the world university games. Marcelle, a 6-foot-tall outside hitter, was named the top CIS athlete in 2013 and represented Canada in the Pan American Cup in Peru last month. email@example.com
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2002 MUSTANG Convertible w/black racing stripes, lighted roll bar, low definition tires and mag wheels, runs great. Great Grad gift. Call (250)724-2092.
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250-686-3933 1991 VOLVO 940 4 cyl gas sedan. Dark green/blue exterior, black leather interior. Auto, 322,000 km. Very good cond. $1000.obo. (250)721-4497. 2007 HYUNDAI Sonta- only 40,000 km, auto, sun roof, mint condition, $13,000 obo. (250)655-6599.
COLLEGE HEIGHTS. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. 10% down. Owner will carry mortgage. (250)753-0160.
PARKSVILLE. 2 bdrm vacation house, minutes to beach & shopping. $750./wk. Pls call Loren’s Place 1(250)248-4902. GARDENER’S PARADISE 1 acre. 4-bdrm character home, 1800 sq.ft. Wired shop, Shed. 1720 Swartz Bay Rd., $555,000. (250)656-1056.
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COZY COTTAGE on 2.14 acres a stone’s throw from the ocean. This 800sqft, 2 bedroom home was completely renovated in 2007 with new electric, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, roof, etc. It is close to schools, a corner store, and neighbourhood pub and is only 5 kms to downtown Courtenay. The property is zoned for 2 dwellings so you could live in the cottage while building your dream home and after rent out the cottage for extra revenue. Gardener’s paradise with several heritage fruit trees, berries, grape vines and beautiful roses. The Royston area received a grant this year to put in sewer. (778)428-1159.
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JUST BUILT family home in downtown Langford, 10 year warranty, across park, 3 bed, 3 bath, family room, potential suite, garage, 2200 sq.ft. $459,900. Call 250-216-4415.
SUITES, LOWER HARRIET/UPTOWN: 3 bdrms, newly reno’d, 4 appls, bus route, NS/NP. $1600 utils incl, own laundry. 250-480-0849. LANGFORD, 1 bdrm grd flr suite, own patio, full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, in-suite lndry. Utils incl. Close to shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, golf course, bus route. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-474-0079.
Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 email@example.com
MARIGOLD AREA- cozy 1 bdrm, F/P. shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850. 250-727-6217.
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PENDER ISLAND- level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 acre, 15,681 sq ft with water, sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. Call 604-988-2653.
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2007 HYUNDAI- very low mileage, V-6, 2-wheel drive, excellent condition. $14,000. (250)370-1718.
SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE
1992 FORD E350 Citation 24DB Motor home, 1 owner, 107km, A/C, stored inside since new. Excellent condition. $13,500. Call 250-812-9900.
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STEEL BUILDING - DIY summer sale! Bonus days extra 5% off. 20x22 $3,998. 25x24 $4,620. 30x34 $6,656. 32x42 $8,488. 40x54 $13,385. one end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Hankook tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, sub woofer, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $3000. Chris, 250-595-0370 lv mess.
OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new cond. Reduced to $117,900. obo. 306-290-8764.
SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.
8’ SLUMBER Queen Truck Camper, north/south queen bed, 597kg, 3-burner stove w/oven, toilet, 3-way fridge. As new, offers. (250)360-1198
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GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
HAULING AND SALVAGE
MASONRY & BRICKWORK
ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi
KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.
CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.
Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.
CLEANING SERVICES AFFORDABLE! SUPPLIES & vacuum incld’d. All lower Island areas. 250-385-5869.
CONTRACTORS WEST HARBOUR Home or commercial, new and reno’s. Best Rates. (250)419-3598.
DRAFTING & DESIGN HOME RENO by Integra Design. ~Design for Permit~ Call Steven- 250. 381.4123. email@example.com
FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. THE LANGFORD MANdecks, fences, quality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.
FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.
GARDENING (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? No job too big. Irrigation, landscaping, patio stone, install. Blackberry & ivy removal. 25yr
250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured.
(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 For lovely lawns-spectacular hedges-healthy garden beds & reno’s. DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. GLENWOOD Gardenworks Landscaping & Garden Services. Satisfaction guaranteed. 250-474-4373.
(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.
HANDYPERSONS JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading
ASK ROB. Carpentry, decks, landscaping, garden clean up, bobcat work, masonry and renos. Free Est. 250-744-4548
PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.
BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071
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$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.
CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877
CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.
COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.
FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.
M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.
GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.
THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca
ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.
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MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186.
JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.
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ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Retaining Rock Walls, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. 250-588-9471
MOVING & STORAGE (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $85/hr. 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747. *WRIGHT BROS* Moving. $80/hr, 2 men/3 ton. Seniors discount. Philip (250)383-8283
PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071 OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.
PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.
PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
STUCCO/SIDING STUCCO REPAIRMAN- Stucco & Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.
WINDOW CLEANING BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW Cleaning. 250-812-3213. WCB. www.normswindowcleaning.ca
NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT PATRON PARTICIPATION ENTERTAINMENT FOR FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC from Tirso Holdings Ltd , operating the food primary, located at 2903 Sooke Lake Rd, Victoria, BC, to allow for patron participation entertainment ending at 12:00 midnight daily. The current licensed hours are between 9 AM to 12 Midnight (Monday to Saturday); 9 AM to 11 PM on Sunday. There are no proposed changes to the capacity. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 1/2 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by
1) Writing to:
THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Case Manager LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 OR
2) By e-mail:
PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before August 9th, 2013. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.
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