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Dog days of winter Lucy the lab (with Ridgeback Djuna) enjoys a romp in the high tide on Willows Beach during a sunny break on the beach. The dogs were out walking with Mia Macoun, left, and Sarah Clement Saturday morning. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Sewage price tag swells with delay: taxpayers advocate Daniel Palmer News staff

An independent analysis of the Capital Regional District’s sewage treatment project proves that delays will only cost taxpayers more money, says the CRD’s sewage committee chair. The CRD’s Seaterra project is

already $50 million over budget – at $830 million – due to inflation and set to rise further, according to a new report from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. But stakeholders say the report only makes a stronger case to move forward with construction as quickly as possible. “Seaterra has stressed very

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OAK BAY JOHNNY Christopher Sun News staff

Andrew Naysmith, the man behind Johnny Oak Bay Productions brings Tide Lines, an adventure and environmental documentary to the hometown crowd. The film is about Victoria brothers, Ryan and Bryson Robertson, and their friend Hugh Patterson, who made a pact to traverse the globe, surfing along the way. The film premiered at the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films at the Vancouver Aquarium last September. Director/producer Naysmith looks forward to the Victoria screening on Wednesday. “It’s one of those things that has come full circle,” Naysmith said. “The project started here and now it’s coming to a close here. It feels amazing to be at this stage.” Naysmith, 36, was born in Victoria and attended Monterey school and Oak Bay High. Naysmith, his wife, photographer Liz Rubincam and two children, Henry, 3, and three-month-old Beau still live just five homes shy of the Oak Bay border. Naysmith’s interest in film came about early when he would take his dad’s video camera to film friends skateboarding and snowboarding. However, he never thought much of it until he was older. After finishing high school, he traveled a bit then attended the University of Victoria for a year, taking general courses. He then went to Selkirk College in Nelson to study hotel management but broke his leg snowboarding during his final year. Feeling down and burned out after graduation, he sold everything and

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Tide Lines director/producer Andrew Naysmith and producer Arwen Hunter. moved to Australia. While managing a small restaurant in Bells Beach he got an opportunity to work in the kitchen on a boat that did surf charters to Indonesia. On the boat, he filmed. “In five months I accumulated a bunch of footage of insanely good surfing and I put together shorts,” Naysmith said. “I rented a studio in Melbourne for 48 hours and put this piece together for (the charter company). I was paid $200 and thought how this was really cool. I look at the $200 now I realize that wasn’t much.” Having discovered his passion, he returned to Canada and studied film at the Art Institute of Vancouver and then at Gulf Island Film and Television School. In 2004, he founded Oak Bay Johnny Pro-

ductions, a name coined by a friend as Naysmith is from Oak Bay and his middle name is John. He mostly produces short films, documentaries and promotional videos. Some work he’s most proud of includes a short that showed the reaction of two kids waking up in a hospital after a pipe bomb blew up in their hands. Another featured a woman truck driver in South Africa, where he also created shorts about HIV. Naysmith enjoys human interest and educational documentaries. “I love listening stories from different people around the world and telling their stories that wouldn’t get out there in any other way,” Naysmith said. “I most definitely would love to do (more of) that.” reporter@vicnews.com

Victoria pulls cash together for Tide Lines Andrew Naysmith spent almost six years developing his first, feature length documentary and there is one thing he would do differently. Secure funding ahead of time. Tide Lines, about Victoria brothers, Ryan and Bryson Robertson, and their friend Hugh Patterson, as they traverse the globe surfing while educating and cleaning beaches along the way. The three sailed off in June 2007, in Khulula a boat bought in Los Cabos, Mexico. The film documents how the young men spent the next three years and how in their search for good surf, they came across tropical beaches littered with plastics and gar-

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bage. “It’s a journey of transformation for these guys,” Naysmith said. “There is adventure, romance and yes, an environmental story as well.” Naysmith knew the guys from school and before they set sail he sat with them to hear the plans. “The more (they) told me, the more I was like, ‘You know, you have to film this. It’s going to be an amazing story’,” Naysmith said. “I helped them buy the camera, showed them how to shoot and when they left, it was ‘Okay, let’s keep in touch. Every time you make it to land, send the tapes home.’” When shoeboxes of tapes in various stages of corrosion

arrived, Naysmith realized he couldn’t completely rely on home videos to carry the film. He hired professionals at different locales to interview the guys then met up with them near the end of the journey. “Most important to me was to get them to tell their story to someone. To have some specific questions I had answered,” Naysmith said. After finding garbage at every beach they surfed the trio started visiting schools to educate kids about recycling. They also did a 100-metre radius beach cleanup and categorized the garbage. The global tour took three years over several trips due to work commitments. Khu-

lula sailed the final leg into Vancouver in September 2010. It then took a few years to complete the film due to lack of money. Financial support eventually came from environmental groups and businesses, and a Kickstarter campaign. Local musicians provided the soundtrack for the film. “I did have some self doubts because we weren’t able to compete with the budget of other documentaries,” Naysmith said. “But I think we are there (in terms of quality).” Tide Lines will play at the Vic Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:45 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. reporter@vicnews.com

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A petition featuring 12,000 signatures is further proof that Island Health should stop implementation of its new patient care model, says the B.C. Nurses’ Union. About a half-dozen nurses delivered the results at the Island Health board meeting in Campbell River Jan. 29. The Care Delivery Model Redesign was introduced at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital last September to reduce nursing over“Nurses will time by bringing care survive the chaos aides into acute care to take on nursing and crisis; it’s duties such as bathing, toileting and feed- our patients that ing patients. we are worried BCNU steward and about.” Nanaimo licensed – Kris Vanlambalgen practical nurse Kris Vanlambalgen said it has been “chaos” at Nanaimo General since it was introduced. “Nurses that used to have four patients now have nine,” Vanlambalgen said. “It doesn’t matter how many care aides we have, the bottom line is nurses can’t (properly) care for that many.” Vanlambalgen said care aides cannot prescribe medication so patients who need pain relief must wait as nurses prioritize their patient load. “We wouldn’t leave our family in (Nanaimo Regional General) hospital,” Vanlambalgen said. “Nurses will survive the chaos and crisis; it’s our patients that we are worried about.” She also said nurses know overtime is an issue but the union would prefer a collaborative discussion to deal with it, instead of the top-down approach. The health authority is aware of the issues in Nanaimo, said Island Health spokesperson Sarah Plank, which is why they delayed implementation in Victoria from January to April 23. “There have been challenges and issues that have come up and we are working with staff to address them,” Plank said. “There is a period of adjustment and acclimatizing to the new system. Change is difficult. I think as they get used to working in that new model and learn how to work within that model, things will begin to settle down.” Plank added that this model has been in place for years in seven Vancouver Island community hospitals, such as Cowichan District, Saanich Peninsula and Campbell River, where it has been “working quite successfully.” She added that Island Health is listening to concerns. “Patients and our staff are important to us and we are monitoring things to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible,” Plank said.

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Police urge parents to talk sex as teens face allegations Two boys, ages 15 and 16, could face charges of sexual assault after an incident involving two 13-year-old girls in Oak

Bay. Oak Bay and Saanich police are recommending charges against the two high school boys after allegations of sex-

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Beam me up Workers guide a metal beam into place as construction work continues on the new Oak Bay High School buildings in front of the existing structure.

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A design to restore Bowker Creek alongside Oak Bay High school is underway and students will be able to participate in the process. Oak Bay council awarded the project to Kerr Wood Leidal for $107,355, plus $3,420 for the additional student education

component. The total cost, $110,775, will be covered by a Union of British Columbia Municipalities grant. According to information provided to council, the redesign will start in this month with five creek and career workshops, educating students about a career in engineering, landscape architecture, planning and biology.

This will give the students background knowledge and skills to participate in the design charrette in March. By May, a conceptual design will be presented to Oak Bay council and two community open houses will be held. A final design, ready for tendering, is expected to be complete in June. reporter@vicnews.com

Marine animals on table at Windsor Christopher Sun News staff

The water surrounding Oak Bay teems with biodiversity and the Friends of Uplands Park and Oak Bay’s Environmental Advisory Committee want residents to be more aware. Chris Garrett, a member of both groups sponsoring the an event Wednesday as part of an ongoing series of educational talks. “It’s the continuation of the idea of having an event where people can hear a lecture on relative, interesting, ongoing issues of local interest,” Garrett said. “This (event) is open to the public and we have three wonderful speakers who will tell us about the marine environment.” The speakers include Royal B.C. Museum’s curator of invertebrates Melissa Fry, RBCM curator of vertebrate zool-

ogy Gavin Hanke and Uplands Park summer birding host Geoffrey Newell. Hanke’s talk, Intertidal Fishes: A Marginal Life, will explore the different types of fishes that live around Oak Bay and the link between land and marine wildlife. When it comes to fish, there are 46 species of sculpin and 13 types of poacher fish alone. “The diversity is out-

rageous,” Hanke said. “A lot of these fish some will see, which are inter-tidal, and some are sub-tidal so you will need to snorkel or use a seine net to see them.” Fry’s talk, Biodiversity and Bioinvasions: how globalization has changed our local marine communities will include invasive species and how they affect the ecosystem. For example, the Euro-

pean green crab, which arrived here in the last 10 years, feeds on inter-tidal plants and animals such as oysters, mussels, clams and juvenile crabs. The birds of the Salish Sea will be the topic of Newell’s presentation. The lecture is on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Windsor Park Pavilion (2451 Windsor Rd.). reporter@vicnews.com

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Games glitz a thin cover The Olympics are a strange beast. In the lead-up to the Games, we focus a lot of our attention on the host country and how well we think it will welcome the world. We talk about how prepared it is to host a flood of athletes, sports fans and international media in its spit-shined venues, and we learn about the social and political problems unique to that country. Then the Opening Ceremony begins and we don’t think about location again until we’re comparing their spectacle to previous host countries. The Olympics are, for all intents and purposes, an event that can be replicated anywhere there are enough sport venues and hotel rooms to accommodate the events and additional people. With that in mind, why, then, does the International Olympic Committee bestow the honour of hosting the Games on a country embroiled in human rights controversies? Any number of other countries – including bid finalists Salzburg, Austria and Pyeongchang, South Korea – could have earned the hosting duties. We remain deeply troubled by Russia’s newly implemented anti-gay laws, which allow that country to arrest or fine anyone who “promotes nontraditional sexual relations.” The IOC is governed by the Olympic Charter, which completely prohibits discrimination. IOC president Thomas Bach has repeatedly said he’s been assured by President Vladimir Putin that Russia will respect the Charter while the Games are happening. The fact those assurances are necessary should have been reason enough not to award Russia the Winter Games. But with the competition already underway, that’s a moot point. Instead, we urge our fellow Canadians to continue having an open dialogue about these injustices through the course of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Take pride in Canada’s athletes as we watch them perform in the coming weeks, but don’t get so swept up that the discrimination being perpetrated in the host country is forgotten. Canada’s notion of true patriot love must extend beyond our borders. The pride we feel on home soil from being glorious and free should be felt by the citizens of every country, especially at the Olympics, when we’re highlighting fellowship among all.

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Pipeline hearings a right for residents Last week, I applied to participate in the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline. However, I do not know whether the NEB will accept my application. The board has announced they will only accept submissions on this proposal from British Columbians who are “directly affected” by the project and tankers or have “relevant expertise.” Having grown up on the West Coast, I take issue with that assertion. Harvesting from the ocean is a vital part of my culture as a coastal person. I was taught how to catch crabs and collect shellfish as a child. My family still enjoys crabs caught off Sidney, clams from the Gulf Islands and fish caught right off Clover Point in Victoria. Sharing these experiences with my six-year-old son is very important to me. If there is an oil spill, all coastal residents stand to lose our ability to safely engage in these activities. Oil tankers on our delicate and unpredictable coast threaten salmon-bearing rivers and the wildlife and communities that depend on them, and will directly affect my family and I. I believe in the right of every concerned British Columbian to participate in this decision-making process. Anna Kemp Victoria

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Re: Climate change made simple – the solutions are trickier (vicnews. com) The trick is taking these great action items from Tom Pederson and getting politicians to take action on them. As citizens of a democracy, we need to speak up and demand that our politicians take action on climate change. At some point, we lost our connection to our representatives. They don’t hear what the people they represent are saying. Many Canadians agree that climate change should be the top priority of the government. Yet, how many environmental bills have been shot down? Will they shoot down the Climate Change Accountability Act again? Is this what they call representing their constituency? Like (climate change activist group) Citizens Climate Lobby, we should each reach out to our politicians and ask them to be serious about implementing environmental policies. Tell them that if they are truly representing their constituency, they need to take action now. No more stalling. No more delaying. No more misinformation. Make it happen. It’s your job. Amar Kumar Etobicoke, Ont.

I am delighted that various areas of Greater Victoria and Sidney will benefit from the production of Gracepoint, a remake of the highly popular British show Broadchurch. However, please tell me there will be a different ending – a different murderer. The main reason Broadchurch was so successful in the UK, apart from superb acting and photography, was that it was a genuine whodunnit. Nobody guessed who the murderer was until the very last episode. Now that we all know (or soon will from friends who cannot keep a secret) who the murderer is, just what is the point? Pauline Mills Esquimalt

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Cam Culham busts out some of the Bard’s best moves on Amy Lee-Radigan at Craigdarroch Castle. The two are among thespians to perform Shakespearian love scenes throughout the castle during Shakespeare in Love, a show and fundraiser for the Victoria Shakespeare Society running until Feb. 15.

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“It gives them the opportunity to do these little snippets of a play which they hardly get to do, except in a class,” Pickett says. “It’s exciting here will be lots of loving in the rooms to work on different characters and in different at Craigdarroch Castle starting this places and experience different shows.” weekend and the public is invited to Shakespeare in Love builds on the momentum watch. of last year’s event at Craigdarroch Castle with a Castle rooms set the backdrop for different selection of scenes for 2014. The style Giggling Iguana Production’s of show was originally staged Shakespeare in Love: Scenes in 2001 by Giggling Iguana of Love from Shakespeare, Productions’ Ian Case, also If you’re looking for benefitting the Greater Victoria a Shakespeare Society board Shakespeare Festival. member. It was resurrected last something romantic Love scenes, songs and a year as an annual fundraiser and unique to do sonnet from six of William for the society. Shakespeare’s works will be The Victoria Shakespeare with your significant performed in six different Society is currently planning other, or someone rooms while the audience for their upcoming, 24th seamoves throughout the castle to son, but Pickett was mum on you hope will watch each one. what can be expected this “It’s a really exciting way become a significant year. to see the castle,” says “Come see the show and other, this is a great Shakespeare festival producer you will get a heads up on the and Shakespeare in Love direcseason,” Pickett says. way. tor Karen Lee Pickett. “If you’re Shakespeare in Love opens - Karen Lee Pickett looking for something romantic Feb. 7 and plays Feb. 8, 12, and unique to do with your sig13, 14 and 15. Showtime is 8 nificant other, or someone you p.m. Reservations are required hope will become a significant and there is a limit of 50 audiother, this is a great way.” ence members per show. The Scenes from Romeo and show runs about one hour and refreshments and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew and Henry the V desserts will be served in the dining room afterare some of the plays to be performed. Five wards. local actors, all of whom are well-versed in There is no seating during he performance and Shakespeare productions, have been cast. They the castle is not wheelchair accessible. Attendees are: Cam Culham, Amy Lee Radigan, Adam are required to walk 87 stairs. Holbroyd, Susie Mullen and Noelle Antonsen. Craigdarroch Castle: 1050 Joan Crescent. Each scene involves two or three actors, so each General admission: $28, castle members: $25. performer will appear in several scenes. Tickets at thecastle.ca or 250-592-5323. reporter@vicnews.com

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From rather ordinary to rather extraordinary Tampa, Florida – Being the best at something is an achievement, and doing it repeatedly is impressive. The Honda Civic’s 16-year streak as the best selling passenger car in Canada is nothing short of astounding. For the introduction the 2014 Civic, Honda chose usually sunny and hot Tampa, to introduce their latest update. It was sunny but anything from hot, with overnight temperatures near freezing. Honda has been improving the Civic continuously since the 7th generation model was introduced as a 2012 model. Last year, for 2013, they updated the styling, handling and interior of the 2013 model and now for 2014 they are at it again. Looks The styling focus for 2014 is on the coupe. Roughly 15 per cent of all Civics are sold as a coupe, the most dominant player in the small coupe market. Last year, this sedan received updates to the front and rear styling to help make it look more upscale and sophisticated, and this year the coupe gets a similar update to the front and back, but the changes are meant to provide a sportier look with a bit more aggression. The most aggressive version of both

addition, the front seats are very supportive and the steering wheel is low and small for a racy feel. What is new for both the sedan and this coupe is the introduction of Display Audio system that is available From fuel on the EX and Touring economy to reliability, models. This is a large iPad-like touch-screen resale value, cost design that lets the driver of ownership and access many functions Inside sportiness the 2014 from the radio to apps One of the reasons that Honda Civic is a good that piggyback off your the Civic is the best iPhone. (No Android apps selling car in Canada is choice yet but they are working the practical, yet sporty Zack Spencer on this.) This taps into the interior in both the sedan power of your phone, in and coupe. Many people, the big screen, with full including me, didn’t integration. I liked the speed and funcinitially like the split dash with the tion of the design but really missed a speedometer on the top and the tarotary dial to adjust the volume over a chometer on the bottom, but over time touch screen volume design. Yes, there this design has proven to be a winner. is a volume control on the steering I was wrong. The split design now wheel but one next to the radio would incorporates more information to see complete the package. without having to take your eyes off the road. The trip computer and other Drive functions like radio station information Honda has made one small change are just below the front window. In and one big change to help with fuel the sedan and coupe is the SI model that gets an even more forceful grille and front bumper design plus a rear spoiler and lower air diffuser. Wheel sizes have also changed with the regular coupe receiving 16-inch wheels, up from 15-inches, and the SI now bumps the size from 17-inches to 18-inches.

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Channeling your inner teenager in the snow

Picture this: You’re a teenager with a driver’s license, your wealthy parents have left you alone for the day and there has just been a huge snowfall. Your parents decided to take the SUV and the Porsche Carrera 4S is sitting all by its lonesome in the garage. All your friends are busy so you’ll need to make your own fun today. But how? The key to this stellar coupe, which generally remains under armoured guard, somehow surfaces. Then you hear a voice calling your name. You look around and wonder if you’re imagining things or if the milk you drank for breakfast had expired. You look down at the key fob and it is speaking to you. Through its German accent you decipher words like, “traction control off,” “sliding sideways,” “car control,” and the best of all, “you won’t get in trouble.” Then giddiness overcomes your body. Your eyes widen. Your smile is uncontrollable.

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Before you know it you’re nestled cozily in the heated sport driver’s seat, looking where you want to go and having the time of your life; sliding sideways on a snow and ice track in a $140,000 sports car. Life is wunderbar. The best part about this teenage dream is that it’s not a teenage dream. It’s a reality. For those wanting to learn car control on a designated ice/snow track, it’s entirely possible thanks to Porsche’s Camp4 training school.

The track’s location is less than a couple of hours drive outside of Montreal, Quebec at Mecaglisse. It’s a playground for the German automaker’s, rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S and Cayman, along with the allwheel drive 911 Carrera 4S. You’ll have the opportunity to drive all three vehicles in various parts of the facility. Whether you are learning how to control over- and

under-steer on the oval, or learning how to appropriately kick the back end out by blipping the throttle at the slalom, chances are, you’ll have a grin on your face the whole time. And if you spin out, you just keep going. The program commences with a driver’s briefing and drivers are introduced to their instructors. Proper seating position is

explained and then it’s time to hit the track. Exercises are done with two people to each car, and each Porsche is equipped with radios that are linked together. That way, the instructor can talk to you and give you pointers while they observe what’s going on. Sometimes you get praise. Sometimes you get constructive criticism. It’s just part of the process.

Classic trucks of the screen Vintage pickups and SUVs are among the hottest things in the collector car world. Not surprisingly, they are also popular on the big and small screen. Here are five fine examples. 1. 1973 Ford F-250 (The Blues Brothers): After stiffing the proprietor of Bob’s Country Bunker on a huge bar tab, Jake and Elwood Blues take off in the Bluesmobile with “The Good Ole Boys” – the country and western act that they’d impersonated at said bar – in hot pursuit. Love the shot of two angry musicians in costume glaring out the front windows of the camper shell, just before the truck winds up on its side.  2. 1967 Ford Bronco (Green Acres): The much-loved CBS

comedy featured a thennew red 1967 Ford Bronco as the official vehicle of scatter-brained county agent Hank Kimball, usually seen driven around Hooterville and the Douglas farm (minus doors and top).  For most of its run, Green Acres was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, so the Bronco’s frequent appearances were no surprise. 3. 1972 Chevrolet C-10 (Dazed and Confused): The 1993 Richard Linklater high school cult classic, set in the mid-1970s, featured what appeared to be a 1972 Chevy C-10 pickup in Cheyenne trim.  It was driven by paddle-wielding upper-classman Benny O’Donnell (played by Cole Hauser), who freshmen

The 1972 Chevy C-10 in Green Acres“Dazed and Confused” episode. Gramercy pictures pHOtO encountered at their peril. 4. 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (The Fast and the Furious): Lead actor Paul

Walker drove this very special Ford pickup. Produced by Ford’s Special Vehicles Team, the 1999 Lightning

featured a supercharged 5.4-litre V-8 that produced 360 hp. It was used as a parts getter in the first of the Fast and Furious movies.  5. 1973 Ford F-100 (The Dukes of Hazzard): Yeah, it’s a shock, there were pickup trucks featured in the Dukes of Hazzard. Uncle Jesse always seemed to have a semi-ratty white Ford pickup. Most of the time it was a ’73 F-100 but in early episodes, he could be seen with a 1968 Ford stepside pickup and in later ones, a late 1970s F-250. Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance, a leading provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at hagerty.ca.

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manoeuvre you were trying to do. Even if you do make a mistake, you just dust off the snow and try again. The Camp4 program originated in Finland in 1996 and has since been executed around the world. It’s hard to believe how much you can learn in such a short amount of time. And how much your face will hurt afterwards and not even because of sub-zero temperatures. The cost of Camp4 is $5,195 (plus taxes.) That includes three nights accommodation at The Esterel Suites & Spa (a luxury hotel nearby) two full days of driving and all your meals and transfers from the track. As I said, even if you mess up, you keep going, and no, you won’t get in trouble for having fun. It’s part of the learning experience. Visit www.porsche.com/ canada-pde/en/winterdriving/ for more information. alexandra.straub @drivewaybc.ca

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GRACEPOINT SEASO N O N E

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Notice of traffic disruption & lane closures on Oak Bay Avenue.

Winter arrived this week, marked in the village by the frozen fountain at the corner of Monterey and Oak Bay avenues.

Monday February 10th, 2014, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. Oak Bay Ave between Oliver St. & Wilmot Pl. will be closed for the filming of the TV series “Gracepoint”. Businesses will be open as usual. Members of the Oak Bay Police department will be on set to assist with any public questions or concerns. We  appreciate your  continued support during our filming in Oak Bay.

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Financial outlook fraught with complications Young, a City of Victoria councillor, said the federation is jumping to conclusions, as municipalities have autonomy in how they allocate costs to taxpayers. Victoria is stressing a pay model based on flow, he added. “We have businesses in the city that do a fair amount of pretreatment, and some people on wells in the city. Should they get credit for that? There are a whole lot of practical issues with allocating costs,” he said. Further complicating the financial outlook is a recent decision by Colwood to study opting out of Seaterra to build its own sewage treatment facility. The

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The CRD’s estimated costs to homeowners are likely underestimated by hundreds of dollars during the project’s initial fiveyear building phase, he said. In the City of Victoria, the CRD estimates the average household will pay $353 annually towards the project by 2018. Bateman pegs that number closer to $530, but said many cost allocation questions remain unanswered, especially for businesses. “You can’t make good decisions with a vacuum of good information,” he said.

municipality plans to float the idea at a CRD committee meeting Feb. 12. “If Colwood pulls out, that will further increase the cost by 4.5 per cent to other municipalities. That’s $40 million,” Bateman said, quoting CRD figures. The current sewage treatment project includes a wastewater treatment plant planned for McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt and a biosolids and incineration facility at Hartland landfill in Saanich. Both projects are in the early stages with an estimated project completion date of 2018. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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What is an OCP? An OCP guides a municipality’s land use and development. It provides the policy framework for Council in addressing decisions on housing, transportation, infrastructure, parks, economic development, and the natural and social environment.

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The principles that will guide Canada Post through its transition away from home delivery aren’t putting one worried Saanich councillor’s mind at ease. Judy Brownoff, who last month brought forward a motion to council outlining her concerns about converting to community mailboxes, says she sees the Crown corporation’s guidelines as “doublespeak.” Her concerns surround ensuring Canada Post makes the community mailboxes safe and accessible, and who will pay for that to happen. She now says the proposed consultation process isn’t sitting well with her, either. “They have to talk to communities. They can’t be talking at a high level,” Brownoff said. “What they need to be doing is meeting in jurisdictions and holding public meetings.” Last week Canada Post released its guiding principles, which stated the conversations about specific community needs will happen

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with “community leaders and municipal planning officials.” “The postal service will take the necessary time to understand their unique needs and find solutions that work for these neighbourhoods,” reads a release from Canada Post. The organization said it will also collect feedback through mail and online surveys. “That’s not good enough,” Brownoff said. She fears the organization will institute a Canada-wide, one-size-fits-all formula, with minor variations, and won’t take into consideration the age and mobility demographics or topography of individual neighbourhoods. Brownoff points to another principle that says “alternative approaches” will be offered to Canadians “with significant mobility challenges, who lack viable alternatives and upon whom delivery to a community mailbox would impose an unaccept-

able hardship.” “We don’t know what significant mobility challenges are,” she said. “I don’t want (Canada Post) to think that alternative approaches should be seniors will get a family member to drive them to a mailbox to pick up their mail.” Jon Hamilton, general manager of communications for Canada Post, has stressed that Canada Post has longstanding relationships with municipalities across the country, having been installing community mailboxes for decades. He said the organization will “work with community as we go through the conversion process, to understand what the unique challenges are in a particular community. “We’re not looking to put costs onto municipalities. The boxes are our responsibility, but we’ll work with communities to understand what their specific concerns are and

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what makes the most sense for them.” Members of Parliament discussed the issue in the House of Commons last week, too. Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May said, “The question of losing postal service and what is happening to Canada Post came up everywhere,” on a recent trip to her constituency. “People are desperately concerned that they are going to lose the ability to get their mail at home.” Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison called Canada Post home delivery an “essential service.” Canada Post estimates 6,000 to 8,000 positions will be eliminated by implementing nationwide community mailboxes, rolled out over the next five years. The company says rising costs and falling mail volumes have rendered the traditional operations no longer sustainable. The first municipalities to see door-to-door delivery phased out will be announced in the coming weeks. Canada Post aims to have those community mailboxes in those municipalities in the latter half of 2014. – with Black Press files editor@saanichnews.com

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Buy a tool kit – Your collection should include a good hammer, a multi-head screwdriver, pipe wrench, utility knife, needle-nose pliers, tape measure and a saw. Ways to avoid unfair treatment – Ask friends for referrals on contractors or service professionals; ask for names of their customers you can call; get multiple quotes on jobs and get everything in writing. Ways to protect yourself – Make yourself familiar with the neighbourhood by driving or walking around; get to know nearby neighbours; if you take transit, see who gets on and off the bus when you do. – Courtesy thisoldhouse.com

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Looking for a detached home but don’t have enough money to make it work? For people considering becoming a landlord, there are numerous options around Greater Victoria for mortgage helper suite. The range of suites is as varied as the homes they are part of –  they run from hastily converted basements to full-feature accommodation designed and built to the B.C. building code, a.k.a. “legal suites.” In 2010, apartment dwellers Jennifer and Keith Souter found what they were looking for in the Parkdale section of the Westhills neighbourhood in Langford. The sprawling new development offered homes with various configurations of secondary suites. “With the income suite we were able to look at a full single-family dwelling,” Jennifer says. “That was appealing, to be on our own and not have to be part of a strata.” While the couple were thrilled to be building equity, the living situation was not ideal, she says. The Souters were upstairs while their tenants took the main floor. “We have a dog and we

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Keith and Jennifer Souter stand in front of their carriage home in the Westhills neighbourhood in Langford. This home, like their last one, includes an over-garage rental suite that offers them financial freedom and separation from their tenant. were always worried that they might hear us. You’re always conscious of someone sharing that space,” she says. They began looking for a housing setup that better suited their needs and found it – about 500 yards away. In July 2012 they moved into a coach house at Westhills, one with a suite above a detached garage. “We almost never see our tenant, except at rent time,” Souter says. “We feel like we’re completely separate.” Buying in a new neigh-

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bourhood tailored for all manner of families – from young people breaking into the market to couples needing close accommodation for elderly parents – is just one example of how to solve the need for a suite. Realtor Kevin Sing has seen numerous such situations in his 14-plus years in the industry. While there is generally always some financial necessity to such transactions, he says, it’s not always about the mortgage helper. “(Often) it’s about helping

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family,” he says, noting suite residents can be at either end of the age spectrum, from college-age children to elderly parents. “It remains a pretty significant reason for looking for a home with a suite. Usually we’re looking for a nice suite, usually above ground.” Regardless of the reasons for searching out homes with suites, buyers should ask their realtor about the municipality’s stance on secondary accommodation, Sing says. Most jurisdictions have

recognized the need for – and existence of – secondary suites as a way of providing affordable accommodation. And for the most part, non-registered suites are not a target for bylaw enforcement, Sing says. “Parties and parking” remain the two most common reasons people renting out suites in neighbourhoods run afoul of bylaw enforcement officers. For buyers who need the rental income to help pay their mortgage, the legal status of a suite and the complaint history are worth asking about, he adds. “If they’re relying on that income and their comfort zone is not to have to deal with a bylaw officer down the road, they probably should be looking at something that is legal or perhaps rethink their financial situation.” As with homes themselves, location is important to tenants. “It’s good to be close to a bus route, say, no more than two buses into UVic or Camosun or Royal Roads (University),” Sing says. A short walk to amenities is also appealing. While checking out prospective tenants is part of their due diligence, Souter enjoys the financial freedom the suite offers them. Not to mention the fact they’ve become part of a group of people in similar situations in the neighbourhood. “I love it, all of our friends are there,” she says. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

Sat & Sun 2-4, Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Sat 1-3, Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com 1515 Shasta, $928,000

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624 St Patrick, $829,900 Sat & Sun 2-4, Brown Bros Robert Young, 250-385-6900

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Sat & Sun 1-4, Sutton Group West Coast, James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

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Buck Brand Organic Navel Orange s Grown in California 4lb/1.81kg Bag

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Oak Bay News, February 07, 2014  

February 07, 2014 edition of the Oak Bay News

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