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Sewage is back on the agenda in Esquimalt, as residents and council are set to mull the latest proposal for a wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point. The amended plan, approved by the Capital Regional District board in December, includes design allowances for a future perimeter walkway around “I get a sense the facility, a $950,000 pedestrian and cycling pathway along Lyall that the community Street and a commitment by the CRD to repair all roads degraded is extremely confused by construction work. as to what the On Monday (Jan. 20), Esquimalt council will decide whether changes are.” to send the application to public – Mayor Barbara hearing. Feb. 18 has been penDesjardins cilled as a date for the gathering, at the Esquimalt Legion on Admirals Road. “I get a sense that the community is extremely confused as to what the changes are (to the rezoning appliction),” Mayor Barb Desjardins said. “We’ve booked the Legion to allow for the large number of residents we’re expecting. And we’ve booked that space for two nights if we need it.” The CRD’s Seaterra program includes the McLoughlin wastewater plant, a biosolids processing facility proposed for Hartland landfill and underground conveyance pipes, at a total cost of $783 million. In a Dec. 19 letter to the Township, Seaterra consultants requested Esquimalt expedite its public hearing to avoid any delay to the project. Desjardins said the municipality is doing its best to adhere to that request, while respecting public process. “We want to ensure that we get as much input as we possibly can – from the advisory planning commission, the design review panel and then going forward to the public,” she said. In February, the CRD board will decide whether or not to ask the province if the project’s 2018 deadline can be pushed back to 2020. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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A care aid for 21 years, Mary Ann Desjardins is part of a health care team in the neuroscience department at Victoria General Hospital, and says employees in her position are more than capable of working in acute care wards.

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The B.C. Nurses’ Union and Island Health are locked in a bitter dispute about changing the model of nursing, but one health care professional has seen the new system work successfully at Victoria General Hospital. Mary Ann Desjardins, a care aide for 21 years, is stationed at the VGH neuroscience department and works with a team of two registered nurses and one licensed practical nurse. The team normally cares for about 14 patients, and Desjardins helps them eat, get in and out of bed, bathe and use the toilet. “We’re able to do the extra little pieces that a registered nurse doesn’t have time to do, such as comforting the patient,” she said. “There are times when I look at a patient and decide, ‘I’m going to sit with this person because I know he or she is frightened.’” Her team was part of a small pilot project for the care delivery model redesign implemented in

acute care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in September and planned for Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals in April. Changes would have care aides take on the duties of feeding, bathing and toileting acutecare patients in an effort to reduce costs and give patients more one-on-one time with a health-care professional. Desjardins said having care aides in acute care is a positive change. “(The proposed model) can lighten the load for nurses. I know it’s a good thing, I’ve seen it work.” BCNU wants the model scrapped, arguing that it decreases, and in some cases eliminates, direct patient time with nurses. It also said care aides don’t have the same education to notice subtle changes in a patient’s health, which could be life threatening. Desjardins disagrees saying that care aides have adequate training in patient observation. “That is our main focus because before being brought into acute care, (care aids) were mostly in residential care. Nurses (in residential care) totally depend on us,” she said. Yet the proposed model is

provoking worry across all units at Victoria General, including Desjardins,’ due to negative stories emerging out of Nanaimo and a lack of details from Island Health, she said. “We don’t know what it’s going to look like. It creates a bit of frustration.” The Hospital Employees Union, which represents healthcare assistants, says its members are upset that their skills are being questioned, as they are trained professionals who work within their mandate, which includes noticing subtle changes in patients. “It’s disheartening to hear people feel they have to advance their own interest by diminishing the role others provide,” said HEU secretary business manager Bonnie Pearson. “We should be part of the care team. We are at the patient’s bedside often where we see changes in a person’s health.” In Alberta, the union representing nurses is fighting a similar battle as the BCNU, as care aides there have assumed the same tasks that Island Health is trying to implement.

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smaller Island hospitals such as Cowichan, Campbell River and West Coast General in Port Alberni several years ago, and care aides work in acute care wards in other parts of Canada, the United States and in Europe. The care model will ease a nurse’s workload and will not result in job losses, den Otter said. “We all live on the Island, too, and our families come to our hospital for care,” she said. “When we redesign patient care, we are thinking of our own family as well. We try very hard, always to provide the best possible care we can and show that it’s safe to come to our hospital.” reporter@vicnews.com

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Developers, province reach deal for ‘South Block’ in James Bay Daniel Palmer News staff

About six acres of government-owned land behind the B.C. legislature will be redeveloped under an agreement with two developers and the province. Victoria-based Jawl Development Corp. and Vancouver-based Concert Properties have put in a successful bid to purchase the South Block, bordered by Government and Menzies streets and Superior and Michigan streets in James Bay. Financial details will be released when the deal is finalized in March, said Jamie Edwardson, communications director with the Ministry of Finance. “We received a number of highquality submissions from well-known developers and feel we’re getting good value for the property,” he said. The plan calls for two new office buildings on the site

and the province has promised to lease 180,000 square feet of office space upon their completion. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the agreement will guarantee high-quality jobs stay in Victoria. “Right now, the block is a bit of an eyesore but the new development will rejuvenate the area, opening up new space for government, as well as private sector opportunities,” he said. “This is a prime example of how we can maximize the benefits of an under-utilized property to help spur economic activity and benefit a community.” Marg Gardiner, James Bay Neighbourhood Association president, said local residents have been waiting 20 years to see development of the “parking lots” south of the legislature. She applauded the province for leasing back a significant portion of the office

space, which helped entice developers during the bidding process. The results of a resident survey, undertaken by the JBNA to garner opinion on South Block development, will be posted at jbna.org in the coming weeks, Gardiner said. “Overall, residents are receptive of a build-out of South Block and see the project as a positive and potentially transforming development of James Bay,” she said. The Queen’s Printer building at Government and Superior streets will remain on South Block, while several heritage properties will be relocated to a nearby parcel of government-owned land on Kingston Street. A community garden off Michigan Street will also be closed, but the JBNA is working to secure new allotment gardens in the neighbourhood, Gardiner said. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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A 49-year-old Victoria man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in Beacon Hill Park Saturday night. VicPD officers found the victim just before midnight. A man was reportedly seen fleeing on foot towards Dallas Road, but police haven’t yet been able to identify a suspect. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Child porn case ignores bullying Last Thursday, a 17-year-old Victoria-area girl was convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography after she texted naked photos of another underage girl. The images were sent to the victim, another teen and the 17-year-old’s boyfriend. It appears the conviction met the strict definition of distributing and possessing child pornography, in this case sending around images of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. She also threatened the victim and used the photos to try to humiliate her on Facebook. But are the actions of this 17-year-old equivalent to a pedophile trading child porn over the Internet, and thereby contributing to the harm and degradation of exploited youth? It seems in this case, the intent of the 17-yearold was to bully and harass a potential rival. Clearly Canadian law is unable to cope with the fast moving world of social media and the vicious world of teen bullying, mixed with a culture that encourages young girls to allow racy photos of themselves via a technology that links with ease to the Internet. Many might agree that defaulting to a child porn charge sends a message that teens distributing photos of naked teens should be dealt with harshly under the law. Certainly bullying left unchecked has led to cases of girls committing suicide. That said, we should call this recent case what it is – bullying and harassment due to rivalry and jealousy, plain and simple. That doesn’t diminish the seriousness of the offenses or the suffering and humiliation of the victim. But calling this teen a child pornographer is disingenuous and distracts from the deep and ongoing problem of bullying in the age of social media (not addressed was the fact the boyfriend would have technically been in possession of child pornography, as it was his phone that stored the photos). If nothing else, parents and educators need to make this a teaching moment. Teens and tweens need to understand legal ramifications of images and text transmitted onto the Internet, and the fact that digital images always have the potential to be distributed into the wider world. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria 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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Harper rapped for wrong reasons She’s now a professional Harper Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s hater, with support from the U.S.latest visit to B.C. was portrayed as based Tides Foundation among these things are today: besieged by others. protesters, hiding from One of the issues an ever-vigilant media, Harper didn’t take cynically campaigning for questions on was the the 2015 federal election. consolidation of 11 federal TV couldn’t get enough fisheries libraries into two, of the two “environmental one of them in Sidney, B.C. activists” who dressed as This is portrayed as waiters to slip onstage at part of Harper’s so-called a business breakfast in “war on science,” and Vancouver. has been compared with They’re not the Romans burning the environmentalists, just allTom Fletcher library of Alexandria in purpose protesters using B.C. Views ancient Egypt. the flavour of the month. Fisheries Minister Gail They are associated with Shea defended the cost-cutting a group calling itself “No One Is measure by pointing out that Illegal,” a collection of anarchist almost all access to these libraries kooks that wants to do away with is now digital, so maintaining 11 national borders, and of course duplicated sets of printed reports is capitalism. a waste of taxpayer dollars. As their now-famous sign An anonymous federal scientist said, they want “climate justice fired back on his blog that the head now.” Organizer Brigette DePape of one of these libraries retired explained to a co-operative CBC TV before the contents could even be host that the recent typhoon in the catalogued, much less completely Philippines that killed thousands digitized for online access. of people was caused by global So this material wasn’t even warming, which of course is caused properly organized? Users were mainly by the Alberta “tar sands.” supposed to browse until they I won’t dwell on this routine stumbled on something pertinent? idiocy, except to say the number The ministry reported that the of hurricanes that struck North average number of people other America in 2013 was zero, and than federal fisheries staff who used that hasn’t happened since 1994. these libraries averaged between Also, “climate justice” is like “social five and 12 per year. That’s for justice,” in that both require all 11 facilities combined. And if confiscation of earned wealth. DePape is the former Senate page anyone has even one example of information that was available and fired in 2011 for a similar sign stunt.

isn’t now, they should identify it. Harper’s got plenty to answer for, no question. To take one of many examples, spending our borrowed money on TV ads for a “Canada Job Grant” program that hasn’t even been introduced in Parliament, much less set up, isn’t just wasteful. It’s dishonest and cruelly misleading to the unemployed people the ads pretend to offer help. Harper’s visit to B.C. added a couple of scripted events, starting with softball questions at the Vancouver business breakfast. Then he was off to a photo op at the Kinsol trestle on Vancouver Island, where he announced three more years of funding for the TransCanada Trail. I’m as relieved as anyone that Harper is not killing this modest federal project that started in 1992, but this is not news. It was a fake public event to justify the cost of a trip so Harper could address a new Conservative riding association. And how is the federal deficit after eight years of tight-fisted Conservative rule? We’re only borrowing about $1 billion a month now, down from the Harper government all-time record deficit of $55 billion in 2009. Some cost cutting is in order all right. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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There are many James Bay residents who experience more than 120 large, antiquated, highwaysized buses passing their homes throughout the summer on threecruise ship evenings, along with an additional 1,000 other vehicles. This has continued for several years without redress, undermining quiet hours, human health, property values and street surfaces in the process. It is long overdue for GVHA to limit the number of cruise ship calls, shift the cruise ship schedule more into the daytime, modernize and diversify transportation modes and focus on quality, not quantity.   Brian Scarfe Victoria

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A trend towards the socalled bubble-wrapping of children, or helicopter parenting, is giving way to the notion of the importance and benefits of introducing risk in childhood play. Ulrich Mueller, a psychology professor at the University of Victoria, estimates the overprotection of children started in the 1980s and ’90s, when parents began to invest more in their children, but also became more afraid of harm. Over the past 10 years, Mueller believes those attitudes have started to shift. Experts are starting to view playgrounds, which encourage imaginative play and appropriate risk taking, as

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teria, Danica's teeth fell All the tooth trauma of out in quick succession. the past came flooding back The minute she stepped when my hysterical teenage from the house, she daughter called, crying: “My developed a new, closedtooth’s been knocked out!” mouth smile and started Images swirled in my hiding her mouth behind mind: painful bloody her beloved stuffy or her mouth, hockey player long hair. smile; the size of cheque I’d No one knew she had be writing to the dentist. lost her front teeth. And so I braced myself for the inevitable drama as I Susan Lundy Nativity play? Her stuffy got a starring role as she arrived to pick her up. sang (muffled) into its fur. ChristShe tilted her head towards mas dinner with extended family? the light, opened her mouth and She used the new smile and coverpointed. I squinted. Really? Yes, a ing hand. No one outside our house piece of her front tooth was cerever saw her toothless. tainly missing, but this was not Over the years, family tooth exactly Night of the Jack-O-Lantern. drama continued. My younger When Danica, age six, first announced that her front teeth were daughter, Sierra had her first tooth pop out with the help of a teeterwiggly, I assumed all children loved totter. Her second tooth came out markers of maturity and started shortly afterwards, but as she finally singing, “All I want for Christmas is went to place her own tooth under my two front teeth.” But then I realthe pillow, Danica, in a big sisterly ized Danica was not even brushing way, confided that the tooth fairy them. was actually just Momma. For six weeks they hung by But as I tucked Sierra in, she strings, getting increasingly yellow, turned to me with wise-looking eyes gums bulging above them. Finally, and whispered, “I don’t think you’re the school Christmas pageant approached, and Danica, cast as one really the tooth fairy. You don’t have time to go to all the little girls’ and of the three wise men, was to sing a boys’ houses every night.” solo verse of We Three Kings. Ahh, for once ... tooth trauma Then, disaster. Within 24 hours of the production, and amid much hys- averted.

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Johane Mui isn’t one to back down from a challenge on the tennis court. That much was clear on Sunday, as she faced hard-hitting teenager Emily Hooton in the women’s open final of the New Year’s Classic at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre tennis bubble. At 48, she threw her racquet into the open mix and was promptly ranked No. 1, having won the women’s 45-and-over division in the Classic the previous three years. After taking the opening set 6-4 then dropping the next 7-5, Mui’s experience and savvy helped her post a hard-fought 6-4 win over Hooton in the deciding set to take her first open division singles crown in this tournament. “It’s was nice to hit against someone who hits harder than my peers,” Mui said afterward. “This gives me fire to pursue provincial and national (play) and extend my career.” Mui, who also won mixed doubles with partner Jared Martin, said the Classic has helped improve her game and allowed her to remain competitively active. Having played the Classic the past nine or 10 years and advanced to various finals in the past five, she views the tournament as a good local event that helps hone one’s skills. “It gives you that competitive

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Claremont Spartans sit at the top of this week’s Sport Victoria Vancouver Island senior boys level 4A rankings and also jumped into the B.C. top 10 list at sixth after last week’s honourable mention. Oak Bay sat third and Mount Douglas sixth on the Island list, followed by Belmont in eighth and Spectrum at No. 9. Reynolds sits at No. 5 in the Island 3A rankings, followed

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Johane Mui isn’t one to back down from a challenge on the tennis court. That much was clear on Sunday, as she faced hard-hitting teenager Emily Hooton in the women’s open final of the New Year’s Classic at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre tennis bubble. At 48, she threw her racquet into the open mix and was promptly ranked No. 1, having won the women’s 45-and-over division in the Classic the previous three years. After taking the opening set Sharon Tiffin/News staff 6-4 then dropping the next 7-5, Johane Mui of experience Victoria hitsand a return the women’s Mui’s savvy in Johane Mui ofopen Victoria h (5.0) singles finalher Sunday the New (5.0) Year’s Classic 2014 helped post during a hard-fought singles final Sunday Tennis Tournament the Oak Recreation Centre. Mui at th 6-4 win over at Hooton in theBay decidTennis Tournament ing set to take her first open diviadjust schooling to allow it co edge and sion sometimes comes edge and sometimes singles it crown in this tour-their down to nament. the mental game,” for more tournament down to play. the mental gam “(The Classic) is a referring good prepshe said, referring to nice the final, she said, to the f “It’s was to hit against aration in which she battledwho Hooton whichtournaments she battled Hooto someone hits to harder than forinother and a goodgain development event. gain momentum. momentum. my peers,” Mui said afterward. it’s fun,” saidtournament Hoole, who has This tournament alsoto Plus This “This gives has me fire pursue play under-18 singles atyoung a given numerous young play- will given numerous p provincial and national (play) seriesfirst event this ers their first expe- B.C. selection ers their competitive e andcompetitive extend my career.” Vancouver. Diemer riences overMui, the years, not to riences over the years, no who also won weekend mixed in is in the U-16 division. mention the chancewith to test theirJared mention the chance to test t doubles partner MarThe finalists, who are also mettle against olderthe players. mettle against older players. tin, said Classic has helped practice partners, both was A case improve in point A case have in point herwas gamethe and allowed played themen’s Classic theywhich men’s open division, which saw opensince division, her to remain competitively 14-year-oldactive. Aaron Diemer face were pre-teens. 14-year-old Aaron Diemer “I always17-year-old love playing in this 17-year-old Austin in the Austin Hoole in HavingHoole played the Classic tournament. They doranked such No. a 2 in final. Hoole, No. 2or in the Hoole, theranked past nine 10 years and final. great job,”17-player Diemer said. “This is to a 17-player draw, cruised to a 6-4,finals draw, cruised advanced to various in the tournament that always 6-1 victorypast Sunday. 6-1 victory Sunday.has five, she views the atournalotsthat of great competition.” Both teens provincialBoth teens are provin ment are as a good local event For results from the New Year’s calibre players who one’s are sericalibre players who are helps hone skills. Classic visit bit.ly/1iJbYGB. ous enough “It about the sport ous enough about the spor gives you thatto competitive

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by Stelly’s Locals in sixth and Pacifichigh Making the trip withinthe by Stelly’s sixth and Paci ranked Christian at No. 10. In 2A, St. women’s under-18 Christian team at No.are 10. In 2A, S on weekly list Michael’s tops the charthoops on Oak Bay High and Castaway Michael’s tops the chart on the Island and provincially, fol- sitWanderers’ player Caroline Claremont Spartans at the the Island and provincially, f lowed on both lists No. 2 by and UVic player top of thisatweek’s Sport Crossley, Viclowed onVikes both lists at No. 2 Lambrick Park. Nicole Crowley. toria Vancouver Island senior Lambrick Park. boys level 4A rankings andTwo men’s sides will make the trip, made up of players also jumped into the B.C. top Local rugby juniors Local rugby juniors from the B.C. U-18 and U-17 10 list at sixth after last week’s headinghonourable to Las Vegas toOak Las Vegas teams. Onheading the roster is mention. Barbarians Jackplayers Bay sat third and Bay Mount Elite youthOak rugby players Elitestandout youth rugby Nyren, likearound Crossley, is are off to Douglas sixth list, who, from around B.C. are off on to the Island from B.C. making a return trip to desert the tourfollowed by Belmont the Nevada desert next week in eighth the Nevada next wee runs Jan. 24 annual La and Spectrum No. 9. nament, which to compete in the annual at Las to compete in the 25. Vegas High School Invitatio Reynolds sits at No. 5and in the Vegas High School Invitational Island 3A rankings, followed ddescoteau@vicnews.com Sevens tournament. Sevens tournament.


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TILING SHAWN THE Tile Guy- Res/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. Free est. Call 250-686-6046.

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

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.

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Wednesday, January 15 2014 - VICTORIA

You’ll Feel Like Family.

Midweek Specials Wed. thru Sat. January 15 - 18, 2014

Proud to be serving Victoria since 1986

Grown in Mexico Hot House

On The Vine Tomatoes

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From Peru or Chile, Premium Quality

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