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o combat spiralling health care costs and overworked registered nurses, Island Health is revamping its patent care model at Vancouver Island hospitals. In April, Island Health plans to transfer a number of acute-care nursing tasks to care aides at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals, after the model was implemented at Nanaimo Regional Hospital last September. The B.C. Nurses’ Union staunchly opposes this move, in which it argues the changes will result in weaker patient care. In the first of our three-part series, The News explores why Island Health believes this new care delivery model is necessary, and why the nurses’ union is adamantly opposed.

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Island Health plans to reduce chronic overtime worked by RNs by introducing health care assistants, or care aides, into acute care under a system called  care delivery model redesign (CDMR). Acute care includes patients in emergency and those recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Under the new model, the feeding, bathing and toileting of patients will fall to care aides rather than nurses. Victoria’s two main hospitals were meant to restructure patient care services in January, but that deadline has been pushed to April after a rocky rollout at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital last September. “The transition (has) been challenging for staff, both in Nanaimo and Victoria, in the lead up to the change,” said Island Health spokesperson Sarah Plank.

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‘Lost ark’ discovered in garage Pieces of biblical replica left behind by previous owner

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Buying a house can mean inheriting the occasional oddity from previous owners: Half-empty paint cans, old flooring – and the Ark of the Covenant? A full-size replica ark, first referenced in the Biblical book of Exodus and built by the Jewish people to house the original 10 Commandments, turned up when Victoria couple Sheena Bellingham and Don Hutton were cleaning out hoarded trash from their new garage last year. “We found this bit of a wreck of a house (in December 2012),” Bellingham said from her Jubilee home. “It came with a whole bunch of garbage, so we had to get rid of it. We were left with this thing in the garage. It wasn’t all put together yet, but it looked like a time machine.” The couple called the previous owner and discovered the elaborate wooden pieces made up a replica Ark of the Covenant. The fabled ark is perhaps most recognizable in modern culture for being featured in the 1981 Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. “We put the ark together and that’s about as far as we’ve got,” Bellingham said. The location of the genuine Ark of the Covenant has been the subject of wild speculation since Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians around 597 B.C. While the couple isn’t religious, both took the time to read up on the controversy of the sacred Jewish shrine before Hutton undertook reconstruction. “It’s made of wood, and covered in gold leaf,” Bellingham said. “If you Google this enough, you’ll see the power of God is supposed to come out of the Ark of the Covenant. But with the material, it possibly could have had a static capacitor and given off a charge.” The couple isn’t sure what to do with the ark, but they’re considering selling it if a willing buyer comes along. “It’s so large,” Bellingham said. “And somebody put a lot of trouble into making it.” dpalmer@vicnews.com

Don Hutton, above, with a replica of the biblical Ark of the Covenant that was left in pieces in the garage of a house he purchased on Richmond Road. Hutton hopes someone will be interested in taking the curiosity off his hands. (Left) Inside the ark is a series of wires and other electrical elements, but Hutton and his wife have not powered it up to find out what the materials do. Don Denton/News staff

Care aides to ease workload Continued from Page A1 Care aides are already integrated into acute patient care at smaller Island hospitals, including Port Alberni, Cowichan and Campbell River, which have smaller staff and lack many speciality units. Nanaimo has seen challenges integrating the work flow of nurses and care aides in acute care wards. The BCNU argues patient care has gone downhill since CDMR was implemented in Nanaimo. Registered nurses are now managing a larger team of health care providers to

oversee an increased volume of patients, said BCNU president Debra McPherson. The result is less direct contact between nurses and acute care patients, where nurses can notice subtle changes in patient wellness during feeding, toileting and bathing, McPherson said. The union wants Island Health to hire more RNs, rather than care aides, to ease the workload. “The delay is just (Island Health) trying to have some more time to convince nurses that (CDMR) is a good thing, and they just won’t be able to do this,” she said.

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“They are facing resistance from nurses and it’s time to get rid of it (CDMR).” McPherson notes that Island Health is delaying CDMR rollout in Victoria due to a lack of care aides. “Colleges aren’t churning out care aides fast enough,” McPherson said. “It’s going to be really interesting, throwing these very inexperienced members into very busy acute care units in Victoria.” In Part 2, stakeholders weigh in on their hopes, fears and expectations with the pending patient care changes. editor@vicnews.com

Nursing levels by the numbers Camosun College offers a 29-week, full-time program to become a health care assistant. A licensed practical nurse requires two years of school and a registered nurse requires four years. Between August 2012 and August 2013, nurses Island-wide worked 268,136 hours of overtime at a cost of $17.6 million. Sick time totalled 511,700 hours at a cost of $14.37 million, according to Island Health. Per hour, health care assistants earn between $20.81 to $23.54, licensed practical nurses earn $24.74 to $27.32 and registered nurses earn $31.71 to $41.63.

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New boathouse and rescue station given the go-ahead by council Christopher Sun News staff

It should be smooth sailing for the Oak Bay Search and Rescue Society now, after they cleared the last hurdle to replace a boathouse. On Monday (Dec. 16), Oak Bay council approved a variance request to allow the volunteer-based organization to build a slightly taller boathouse, which will also serve as a rescue station and have space for training and secure storage of rescue equipment. The society will be allowed to increase the height by 0.6 metres, or two feet, and increase the width by 0.07 metres, or just under three inches. Coun. Tara Ney was absent from the vote as she’s on medical leave. OBSR society president Terry Calveley was speechless when the variance request was approved. “I wanted to stand up and thank the mayor and council last night but I was way too emotional,” Calveley said the next day. “I was so happy and there was this lump in my throat.” There had been two rejected boathouse proposals in the last seven years and Calveley has worked on this

Calveley said the next step is to third proposal for almost four years. prepare a request for proposals and she The society consulted with the Oak Bay hopes to get bids in by mid-January. Marine Group and nearby condo and apartment residents to ease any concerns She estimates the boathouse will take that the variance would adversely impact four to eight weeks to build and ideally, she would like to have sight views. In the end, no everything in place and opposition was brought completed by April, to council’s attention, just in time for boating regarding the new season. However, new boathouse. n The OBSR was pilings need to be “It was a lot of work,” founded as a non-profit installed and depending Calveley said. “Our organization in 1977 and on the scheduling for members have been a response vessel was that and the successful waiting for so long. supplied by the provincial bidder’s schedule, the Literally, the boathouse is emergency program (PEP). project might not be falling apart.” n In 1984, PEP withdrew complete until fall. The current boathouse funding feeling that marine “My goal might be is very small and the search and rescue was exuberant,” Calveley said. rescue boat it houses, a federal responsibility. “We really need to have it doesn’t properly fit inside. OBSR then became a built. … We’ve gone way Tours of the facility Canadian Coast Guard too long.” cannot happen as the auxiliary and was renamed A fundraiser will be boathouse is deemed to Royal Canadian Marine organized once the final unsafe, especially when Search and Rescue (RCMcost is determined. the water is choppy. The SAR) in 2012. Details can be found at boathouse bounces and n OBSR is always seeking www.obsr.ca Donations sways in such conditions, volunteers who can can be made by calling requiring people to hold commit for 18 months and 250-896-2625. themselves up or risk be available for training. reporter@vicnews.com falling into the water.

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Cars killing enough deer, say advocates Cars kill more deer than planned cull limit Christopher Sun News staff

Two animal rights groups say a deer cull is already happening in Oak Bay, albeit by cars, but it proves killing them will not solve the overpopulation problem. Lesley Fox, executive director of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals quoted Mayor Nils Jensen recently saying about 40 deer deaths occurred in 2013, most of them due to vehicular collisions. In November, Oak Bay council approved culling up to 25 deer this year. “Theoretically, they’ve already achieved those numbers and then some,” Fox said. “How is that working for you? Do you still have a problem with deer? Yes, you do.” Friends of Animals correspondent Dave Shishkoff agreed with Fox. “(The municipality is) nearly at double what they want to kill,” Shishkoff said. “Are people seeing less deer in Oak Bay?” Fox and Shishkoff met with Jensen and Coun. Pam Copley last month regarding the cull. They found the two elected officials open-minded, but felt they are under pressure by a vocal group of anti-deer residents to do something about the deer overpopulation. “Council has been put in a

BC SPCA officials plan to meet with Jensen later this month to discuss their concerns. In November, they condemned council’s decision to proceed with a cull when other measures, such as fining those who feed deer, have not been enforced. “We reiterate that a cull is very premature without addressing issues like feeding of deer,” said BC SPCA wildlife File photo services manager Sara Dubois. Jensen said he will continue to meet with those concerned position where residents are about the deer and explain breathing down their necks,” what Oak Bay and the Capital Fox said. “This will appease Regional District is doing in the public but won’t solve the advance of the cull. He is also problem.” open to suggestions on how the Both Fox and Shishkoff said community should deal with Oak Bay needs to enforce its deer, but council isn’t reversing no deer-feeding bylaw, educate its decision. its citizens in “We are taking making their yards “People are a multifaceted unattractive to feeding them and approach to hungry deer and dealing with the encourage people we know who they issue,” Jensen to slow down in are. The mayor said, explaining areas known for high deer activity. knows who they are there will be public education “People are and they are not regarding feeding feeding them and and fencing. we know who they getting fined.” “We are not just are. The mayor - Lesley Fox having a cull knows who they without taking any are and they are preliminary steps.” not getting fined,” Fox said. The BC SPCA, Association for “Animals are driven by two the Protection of Fur-Bearing things, food and habitat. If Animals and Friends of Animals there is no food the deer would are planning several public keep moving. Why would they events. (move on) when there is this They are currently putting continual, reliable food source?” together a booklet on how Fox said it’s unnatural for to live with deer, which will deer not to fear humans or be distributed to all Oak Bay dogs, and she’s convinced the households. bold and aggressive animals reporter@vicnews.com have been fed by people.

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Dialogue needed in nurse wars Public perception is the victim in the turf war between nurses and Island Health. The health authority is revamping its patient care model at Vancouver Island hospitals in what it says is a bid to combat spiralling health care costs and chronic overtime among registered nurses. The B.C. Nurses’ Union and Island Health are locked in a bitter dispute over the change that would see care aides take over some functions nurses currently provide. The public squabble hurts the perception of public health care and diminishes trust in the system. Frequently we hear of patients waiting for a nurse to take them to the bathroom or to bring medication. If this program means an end to that, and the overworking of nurses, then we’re all for it. If the new model increases the ratio of caregivers (of any level) to patients, that has to round up to a good thing. Perception is the key problem and Island Health could communicate better why this model of care will succeed. It needs to educate the public on the benefit of using more care aides, what role those staff already play and what skills and education level they possess. With little information out there, the public is left to sort out what ‘care aide’ even means. Aides have less training than licensed practical nurses or registered nurses, but patients aren’t exactly being put in the hands of custodians. While the level of care will be lower, the perception is it could be detrimentally lower. Perhaps Island Health should have started better communication earlier, consulting at greater length with nurses, perhaps even asking the public to participate in the conversation. A pilot project at Victoria General Hospital, albeit in the neuroscience department as opposed to acute care, showed some success according to participating staff. However, BCNU says the new model at times leaves nurses with no direct contact with patients, endangering their care. It again comes back to good dialogue. With less direct contact between nurses and patients, communication will be critical when the plan is implemented in April at both Greater Victoria hospitals. Caregivers in general will need to convey and discuss critical observances that can serve as life-saving clues in patient health. The pending patient care changes could work, without the public bickering. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The OAK BAY NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Another year of enviro-wars begins scientists please! The new year lurched to life In fact this ill-fated voyage was with a round of shouting about the environment, as our post-industrial, a re-enactment of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1913 post-literate urban society expedition, with prograpples with conflicting global warming news claims of impending outlets BBC and The doom. Guardian aboard to The release of a group capture the melting of Greenpeace protesters wrought by a century from a Russian prison was of industrial expansion. welcomed by TV news The rescue efforts networks desperate to fill (from a Russian ship by the holiday dead zone. Chinese helicopters) also Our intrepid Canadian disrupted an Australian pair got to describe over Tom Fletcher icebreaker’s supply and over their bid to B.C. Views trip for one of the real hang a strongly worded scientific expeditions banner from a Russian working in Antarctica. offshore oil platform, Skeptics had great fun with the and their horror when security Antarctic debacle, as they did forces boarded their vessel from earlier with the resurgence of Arctic helicopters and seized it. ice that trapped climate tourists. In all the fawning interviews, I As is normal in the Internet age, kept waiting for two questions to be asked. What did they think Vladimir the climate debate has split into two fanatical factions, each of Putin’s regime would do? And what which promotes the most extreme was the point? How is disrupting examples it can find to prop up one oil platform for an hour going its version of truth. They call each to save the planet? other “warmists” and “deniers” The Greenpeace “activists” among other pithy names. claimed this was the first oil Greenpeace is now known in B.C. platform to operate above the as part of our Team America antiArctic Circle. So it was a line in the tar sands brigade. They got off to snow, which I’m sure impressed a good start in 2014 by selectively Putin as he ramps up his territorial seizing on reports of a new study of claim to include the North Pole. mercury contamination in northern Meanwhile at the South Pole, Alberta. TV anchors remained carefully A “bullseye” of this dreaded sombre as they reported numerous neurotoxin has been drawn around bids to rescue a scientific vessel trapped in thick ice. No quips about oilsands operations by measuring traces in snow. The study by the predictive abilities of climate

Environment Canada scientists isn’t published yet, but Postmedia News reported on a presentation in November by the researchers. “The federal scientists stress the mercury loadings around the oilsands are low compared to the contamination seen in many parts of North America including southern Ontario and southern Quebec,” the news report states. This is like the study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) pollution in northern Alberta lakes that was twisted into propaganda and fed to the news media last year. This is another group of neurotoxins that are far more concentrated in urban areas than around remote industry. Consumption, rather than production of coal, diesel and other fuels produces the vast majority of these emissions. I look forward to the study of their effects around Lost Lagoon and Burnaby Lake. Of course safe levels of these materials have been set by Health Canada. You’re more likely to get significant exposure to mercury from a broken fluorescent lamp or the mercury amalgam in your old tooth fillings than you are from feeding ducks at the lake, although you might get a whiff of PAH when you gas up the car or board the bus. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Death sentence too harsh There have been many letters in your newspaper regarding the proposed deer cull. Although I promised myself I would not say a word, I now feel compelled to write. Over Christmas my family and I felt how lucky we are to be living in such a beautiful community. We are all healthy and happy and were enjoying a meal at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel overlooking the beautiful scenery. Life is good. Then out of the blue my granddaughter, who is six, asked me why the mayor wanted to kill the deer? I was surprised that such a young person would wonder

about these things. I knew any answer I gave would not be the right one. There is no real reason, I finally had to say, except some people don’t like them. As any grandparent knows, a child needs more of an explanation and she continued. She thinks the deer are sweet and like all animals should never be hurt because they are as important as humans. It seems that more than a few children in her class are aware of this proposal and obviously it is bothering her. That night it started to bother me too. Why? Yes I have heard the reasons, and some may be justified.

But why do we have to kill something when it gets in our way? Who are we? As she would ask. The beautiful thoughts I had of that day, our day together as a family, our day looking at the ocean and Willows Beach and Uplands Park, were now gone. Why did that question from an innocent six-year-old child ruin that day? I ask why? And I wonder, what will happen to our thoughts of beautiful Oak Bay when we and the children know that innocent deer were killed for no real reason. It is truly a shame. Robert J. Laidlaw Oak Bay

Reduce noise Now lower taxes While labour-saving devices do make noise, as even horses do, I point to Honda’s introduction of an amazingly quiet generator decades ago. And I question why blowers are used to collect leaves – Husqvarna make a portable vacuum for leaves. People should be challenged reduce noise to a reasonable level. Keith Sketchley Saanich

Re: Council takes a pay cut (News Jan. 3). I for one would like to applaud Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen and council for deciding to tie their salaries, both positive and negative, to the Victoria CPI.  Now that they have seen the light, why don’t they continue on and do the same thing with municipal property taxes and fees? Bruce Cline Oak Bay

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Music Wed. Jan. 8 the GalIano enSemble -The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria offers up a mix of compositions from Europe, including Josef Suk’s Meditation on an Old Czech Chorale “St. Wenceslas,” the Serenade Op. 2 by Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, and Verklärte Nacht, an early piece by the Austrian composer Arnold Schonberg. At Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, UVic. Tickets $30/33. At Ivy’s Bookshop or Munro’s Books.

u-Jam’S Jazz In the new Year - The U-JAM – Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors – Young All Stars band opens the evening, followed by Jazzin’ with U-JAM, a group featuring singers accompanied by combos, and ensemble with a full jazz band. $5/10, U-JAM members/ non-members. U-JAM’s mandate is to promote jazz education, recreation and performance in the Victoria area. At Hermann’s (753 View). Doors at 6pm, show at 7:30.

Fri. Jan. 10 lonGwalkShortDoCk - The creative blend of synths, recordings, live vocals, drum machines and projectors – all harnessed by Dave King. Tickets, $22.50 at ticketweb.ca. At Sugar (858 Yates).

Sun. Jan. 12 alaSDaIr FraSer & natalIe haaS - Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the young California cellist Natalie Hass are in Victoria for one night only. This concert is part of the duo’s “Abundance” CD release tour. Youth string ensemble, Coastline, under the direction of Ivonne Hernandez opens up the show 7pm, First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora). Tickets, $20, at Long & McQuade and Ivy’s Bookshop.

stagE thurS. Jan. 9 home IS a beautIFul worD - Playwright/journalist Joel Bernbaum, in a work commissioned by the Belfry Theatre, spent over a year interviewing hundreds of

people to form a portrait of homelessness in our community, in the words of our community. Described as moving, enlightening, funny and surprising. Tickets, $25, tickets. belfry.bc.ca. Until Jan. 19. IGnoranCe - The Old Trout Puppet Workshop presents an original piece dubbed “a puppet documentary of the evolution of happiness in an attempt to unleash the mightier shrieks that surge within us.” Whoa. At the Roxy Theatre (2657 Quadra). Tickets, $26.25-42. 250-385-4462. bluebridgetheatre.ca. Until Jan. 19.

Sat. Jan. 11 SnoweD In ComeDY tour Four internationally-recognized comedians come together to go play during the day and hit the Royal Theatre stage at night. Featuring Arj Barker, Dan Quinn, Craig Campbell and Pete Johansson. Tickets, $40, rmts. bc.ca.

Words thurS. Jan. 9 CroSSInG terraIn - Film artist Richard Raxlen speaks at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria as a part of an ongoing collaboration with MediaNet. 7pm at 1040 Moss. By donation. Up next: Isabelle Hayeur on Jan. 30 and brunch and conversation with Jon Sasaki on Feb. 9. aggv.ca.

Fri. Jan. 10 planet earth poetrY - The first installment of the reading series for 2014 goes down at the Moka House on Hillside (1633 Hillside) at 7:30pm. Sign up for the open mike begins at 7pm. Show begins at 7:30pm, with a featured reader closing out the night.

Sun. Jan. 11 women at Sea -Discussions tend to focus on men at sea, but what were the roles of women on board ship? The Maritime Museum offers an overview of women’s experiences at sea in a variety of different circumstances, including lives of captain’s wives and the role of bride ships in Victoria. Free with admission to the Maritime Museum of BC, 28 Bastion. 1pm.

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Emily Carr library opens at Uptown Kyle Slavin News staff

The Emily Carr library is unrecognizable. Granted the branch is in an entirely new building, and the location is a bright and modern upgrade to an out-of-date facility. Nearly 360-degree panoramic views of Greater Victoria welcome users to the new, fully accessible branch. Windows encircle most of the floor, located on the upper level of Uptown, above the Scotiabank. In addition to reproductions of Emily Carr’s work hanging on the walls, massive coloured ceiling-hung rectangles act as both library wayfinders and artwork. “One of the board members came in and said, ‘Emily Carr would’ve loved this; because when you walk in and look out, you’re right up here in the trees,” says Olivia Anderson, Greater Victoria Public Library’s Saanich and Peninsula district co-ordinator. The modern library was built with users in mind, Anderson says, noting all services are on one level, and it’s fully accessible for all library patrons. Transforming the library to 21st-century needs was next to impossible in the old space.

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Rina Hadziev, collections and technical services co-ordinator, left, and Nathan Pagan, branch manager, help fill shelves for the new Emily Carr Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. So last year the GVPL board voted to move the branch across the street, with Saanich footing the bill, to rent space from Uptown. The most glaring issue with the old library was accessibility. Anderson points to the washrooms at the former branch to illustrate the problem. “In order for someone in a wheelchair or a family with strollers to use the (old) washrooms, they had to exit the building and go all the way around through the parking lot,” she says. “The washrooms were really cramped. We had real problems, because there was no staff on that main floor, with people

using drugs and messing them up. They weren’t as safe as I would’ve liked them to have been.” While the square footage of the new branch is smaller than that of the old Emily Carr, the space is flexible: shelves are on wheels and can be moved, and the long reference and service desks are replaced by one small desk. “When the old Emily Carr branch was built, you required an awful lot of processing space. Everything was checked in and out by hand using old stamps – there was no automation. You needed lots of space because you weren’t using computers,” Anderson says. “That space is something modern libraries

no longer need. … The role of libraries has changed.” Key to creating the new library was responding to the needs of users, says GVPL CEO Maureen Sawa. “Convenience and speed, now more than ever, are becoming very important for all of us, and I think there’s an assumption that if you have a device you should have access to everything, including your public library,” she says. A GVPL cellphone app that responds with new tabletbased self-checkouts allows users to use their phone, their library card, and avoid printing a receipt by receiving a digital copy via email. Sawa says this new branch will be used as a model to show other municipalities how aging libraries can be replaced by modern spaces. “Some people have in their minds that with digitization people aren’t reading as much – that’s not the case,” she says. “By having this kind of space and new technologies, I think it will not only attract new users, but really assure our existing users that public libraries are more relevant than ever before.” The library opened to the public on Monday (Jan. 6). kslavin@saanichnews.com

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This is Geoff Martinson taking a step back from running: winning the 2013 Island Race Series; placing second at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria half marathon; placing fourth at the TC10K. It’s a record that would be the envy and dream of almost any runner in the city, but for the 27-year-old Vikes varsity alumnus, it was an easy-going season after coming off three years of full-time training and 160 kilometre weeks. But once you think you’re out, they pull you back in – especially when a start line shows up outside your door, in this case the 2012 McNeill Bay half marathon in Oak Bay. “The half marathon started right outside where I lived. I thought OK, I’ll wake up and go run the half,” Martinson said. He breezed through the 21.1 km undulating seaside course in 1:11:08 for the win, and finished with a seven minute gap over second place. Then GoodLife Fitness invited Martinson to run its field of halfmarathon elites for 2012 and he grabbed a solid second in 1:05:39 (in 2013 he topped that with 1:05:18 and another second place finish). Victoria running legend and organizer Bob Reid invited him into the Island Race Series, eight road races that offer distances from 5 km to a 21.1 km. He won the five races he entered, enough to take the overall series title. “I planned to do one race, and pretty soon I was doing the whole race series and extra races on the weekend. I raced quite a lot, but it is a different level competing locally and provincially, as opposed to competing internationally. It’s not the same stress as elite track racing,” he said. “Those distances are new for me. I ran a personal best about every time I ran them. That was fun.” This Sunday, Martinson will be part of a healthy field of elite runners leading off more than 650 athletes at the Harriers Pioneer 8K, the first race in the 2014 Island Race Series. Among the top men are Kevin Friesen (Vancouver), Adam Byles

Geoff Martinson, overall winner of the Island Race Series in 2013, will be defending one of his wins at the Harriers Pioneer 8K road race this Sunday in Saanichton. Edward Hill/News staff

(Australia) and Victoria’s Jim Finlayson; elite women include Natasha Wodak (Vancouver), Sabrina Wilkie (Vancouver), Dayna Pidhoresky (Ontario) and Lucy Smith of Sidney. After graduating from UVic in biochemistry, Martinson set his sights on the 2012 London Olympics, and trained through a national program for the 1,500m event. He made the semifinal round in the 1,500 m in the World Track and Field Championships in Daegu, Korea, in 2011, a highlight of his career, but didn’t make the cut for the Olympics. “It was a good experience, and there were great moments and bad moments,” he said. “The goal was to make the Olympics, and that I didn’t make it was a disappointment.” In the fall of 2012, Martinson started work as a real estate agent through Newport Realty. His training schedule isn’t what

it once was, but remains daunting – 100 to 120 km per week. “Some weeks are better than others. I try to get in a rhythm and get out every day.” This year Martinson plans to take on fewer races, but he’ll hit a few of the shorter Island Series events – Bazan Bay 5K and the Hatley Castle 8K – otherwise he’ll be offering support from the sidelines. For the Pioneer 8K, he’s aiming for a sub-24 minute run, which he did in 2013 with a 23:49 race. “I should be (running) in a few again this year, and out cheering everyone on. These races great events to be part of.” The Harriers Pioneer 8K is Sunday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m., starting and finishing at Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s X Rd. To register for the Island Race Series or individual races, see vira.bc.ca. editor@saanichnews.com


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Spartans edged in SMUS hoop final Claremont’s senior boys faced a tough Harry Ainlay side in the championship game of the St. Michaels University School Invitational basketball tournament Saturday in Saanich. The visitors, led by tournament MVP Andriy Halusko’s 28 points, edged the Spartans 71-65 for the crown. Jamal Slack, with 19 points, and Alex Jordache, with 13 led Claremont. Both were named

to the tournament all-star team, along with SMUS’ Jason Scully. Both Ainlay and Claremont were 3-0 in round robin play. The champs beat SMUS 82-73 in one semifinal, while the Spartans downed Vancouver College 89-59. SMUS beat Van College 70-60 for third place. Noah Harris of Oak Bay, Jordan Lane of SMUS, Matt Neufeld of Lambrick Park and Taylor Montgomery-Stinson of Clare-

mont earned team awards. In the girls’ draw, which was a round robin only, Wellington from Nanaimo topped the field at 4-0. Lambrick Park was the top local team at 2-2 while SMUS went 1-3 to finish fourth. Emma Entzminger of Lambrick made the all-star team, while teammate Stephanie Galitzane and SMUS’ Sam Colby won team awards. sports@vicnews.com

Bantam Braves best of bunch The Saanich Braves T2 bantam reps wound up 2013 in style, winning the Richmond International Hockey Tournament with a thrilling 6-5 overtime win over the Everett Jr. Silvertips on New Year’s Eve. Ryan Strange buried the game winner 12 minutes into the extra frame, converting a pass from defenceman Jake Wilhelm. The Braves won their pool with a 3-0 record, then beat Richmond 12-1 in the quarter-finals and Cloverdale 6-2 in the semis to advance to the final. Marty Westhaver led Saanich in scoring over the tournament with 22 points. Goalies Lance Johnson and Stephen Neale were solid, posting a collective 2.00 goals against average over the weekend.

Volunteer Opportunity The Capital Regional District Roundtable on the Environment (RTE) is a community-based advisory body that provides advice to staff and decision-makers on future-oriented, long-term strategic environmental sustainability issues. Members of the RTE serve for a period of 2 years, renewable to a maximum period of 6 years. Meetings are held at the call of the Chair, approximately 4 to 6 times per year. Members are to serve without remuneration. Applications are invited from individuals with practical experience and expertise in a broad number of areas including: • climate change and energy • built environment • waste management • protection of green space Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and appointments will be approved by the CRD Board. If you are interested, please forward your resume by January 24, 2014 to: Chair, CRD Environmental Services Committee c/o Larisa Hutcheson 625 Fisgard St, PO Box 1000 Victoria, BC V8W 2S6 lhutcheson@crd.bc.ca

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Saanich Braves T2 bantam forward Jarrod Lucoe heads up ice during a semifinal game against the Cloverdale Colts at the Richmond International Hockey Tournament.

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Talk to your healthcare professional, including your Safeway Pharmacist, about having your own immunization record reviewed to determine your individual needs. Vaccines may not be suitable for everyone and do not protect all individuals against development of disease. Some vaccines may require a prescription. Vaccines may not be available in all locations. Age restrictions may apply. Check with our pharmacist for further information.

Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, January 10 through Sunday, January 12, 2014 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Co. and Safeway. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

JANUARY 10 11 12 FRI

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Prices in this ad good until January 12th.

Oak Bay News, January 08, 2014  

January 08, 2014 edition of the Oak Bay News

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