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B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian jumps in to help out the winning tug-of-war team during a presentation to Belmont secondary students on life choices and teamwork. Three players from the Lions visited the school, bringing fun and wisdom.

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The road to success is paved with choices, and sometimes we all need a little help finding the right way. Members of the B.C. Lions visited Belmont secondary school on Thursday, Feb. 13 to speak to about 400 students about making positive choices and achieving goals as a part of the team’s Lions Pride program.

Wearing their trademark orange and blacks, safety J.R. LaRose, 2012/2013 All-Star linebacker Adam Bighill and 2010 Most Outstanding Rookie and 2013 West Division AllStar linebacker Solomon Elimimian strutted in to the North Gym to lay some wisdom on the young minds of Belmont. “We’re trying to spread some positive messages to the kids: the power of choice, goal setting, teamwork, all things that we’ve learned along the way,” Bighill said. “We have

a lot of fun doing it, kids enjoy it, we play a lot of fun games.” The Lions players told personal stories of their careers, both the highlights and lowlights, in between playing some games with volunteer students, including a relay race and a tug of war contest. Please see: Hard work, good choices the key to success, Page A5

A makeshift memorial has been set by friends and neighbours of MeeshaChan Grubisic, a 47-year-old Langford woman who died after being hit by a vehicle on Goldstream Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 13. Grubisic was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Victoria General Hospital. Ambulance crews had left the 1200-block of Goldstream Ave. performing CPR on Grubisic. A resident of Langford, Grubisic was struck by a male driver, 50 years old, from Kamloops at about 8:20 a.m. as he came down a hill near Langford Lake. West Shore RCMP say glare from the early morning sun may have played a factor and prevented the driver from seeing her in time. “This is an unfortunate accident that will have a significant impact to many,” said West Shore RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz. “We will continue to investigate the factors to try and bring the family some answers.” A traffic collision analyst was called in to help with the investigation, which had Goldstream Avenue closed off for about three hours from the Trans-Canada Highway off ramp to Spencer Road. Police say there is no evidence to suggest alcohol or drugs as a factor for either person involved. The stretch of road is known as a problematic area. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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Teen tumbles into Winter Games Charla Huber News staff

Spencer middle school student Tyler Chequer is gearing up to compete in the B.C. Winter Games and the B.C. Championships. She is coached by Peter and Renata Allan, a husband and wife team, out of Falcon Gymnastics. “This is such a big achievement for her,” said Renata. “She’s been through injuries with her back and her hip. She missed out on some competitions last year.” Chequer is the only gymnast from the Royal Oak gym to earn a place in the Winter Games. “She is a dynamic athlete and she’s powerful,” said the coach. “She also flexible. She’s the whole package.” The goal for the teen and the coaches is for her finish in the top six overall and to place within the top three for the floor and uneven bars events, her strongest events. “Even just making it to the Winter Games is huge success for Tyler. It’s a success for her as a gymnast and as a person,” Renata beamed. Chequer earned a place in the B.C. Winter Games, Feb 21 and 22, after competing in the Island Championships in Campbell River, Dec. 18. She placed Sharon Tiffin/News staff fifth overall in the competition. Tyler Chequer, 14, is heading to the B.C. Winter Games in She competed in the beam, Mission, Feb. 21 and 22. She is also competing in the B.C. vault, floor and uneven bars. Her successful finish also Championships in Kamloops, March 15 and 16.

earned her a place in the B.C. Championships in Kamloops, March 15 and 16. The championship also doubles as a trials for the Western Canada Championships. Lately Chequer has been training hard in the gym five days a week perfecting her routines. “I am just doing my full on routines,” said Chequer, explaining she’s not learning any new skills at the moment. Most days she’s at school during the day and then spends her evenings training at the gym. “Tuesday is my homework day and Saturday is for sleeping,” she explained. “I have friends at school, but they are really understanding. I have really close friends at the gym too.” Tumbling, flips and speed are not scary to the Langford teen who’s been honing her skills in the gym since she was four years old. “It’s not scary for me anymore. I just go for it. I am not nervous,” said Chequer. The 14-year-old has devoted her life to gymnastics and said all athletes want to eventually go to the Olympics, but she’s just enjoying what she’s doing right now. “Sports are really important for kids, you get exercise, it’s social and you can meet new friends,” she said. “Gymnastics teaches me lots of discipline.” charla@goldstreamgazette.com

RCMP accepts community grant proposals The West Shore RCMP is looking for community groups and organizations hoping to enhance the West Shore. The West Shore Community Policing Grant is for community groups, organizations and individuals applying on behalf of a group offering initiatives for reducing crime, promoting public safety or preventing drug and alcohol use. “In the past we’ve

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Each application is reviewed and approved by the West Shore RCMP Community Advisory Committee, a group of 14 West Shore residents appointed by organizations and municipalities. Applications for the West Shore Community Policing Grant can be picked up at the West Shore RCMP detachment, located at 698 Atkins Ave. Due date for proposals is February 28.

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LaRose spoke about missing his chance to win the 2005 Grey Cup with the Edmonton Eskimos due to being cut from the team for the choice he made, including partying. He had worked so hard to get to the CFL, he was disappointed in himself after losing that chance. He didn’t give up though, working through severe injuries and his own choices to make his way back to the league and win the Grey Cup with the Lions in 2011. “You’re going to stumble, you’re going to fall. It’s what you do after you fall,” LaRose said. “It’s learning from your mistakes.” All three players said they find the school visits a really positive aspect of their job and that they’re more than happy to impart some wisdom. “A lot of these kids are at an important age, where making the right choices and decision making will get them to what their goal is,” Elimimian said. “Bringing a positive message and helping these youngsters get to where they want to get to is even more important than us

playing football.” LaRose said he remembers Edmonton Eskimos kick returner Henry “Gizmo” Williams coming to speak to his high school class in Edmonton and how it affected him. “I remember being in school, sitting in the stands and listening to him like ‘Well why can’t I do what he’s doing?’” LaRose said. “And that’s what it’s all about. With hard work and dedication any one of these kids’ dreams can come true.” Senior Belmont Bulldogs cornerback Cody Wist, Grade 12, was among the crowd and volunteered to come down and participate in a pushup and sit-up contest led by the Lions. Wist said he took a lot away from the presentation, including a minor inferiority complex. “It was a bit intimidating, especially hearing how much they lift and bench. I thought I was strong, but definitely not now,” Wist joked. “I get where they’re coming from. I’ve had friends with the same sort of problems, like with drugs and whatnot, so I’ve had to make similar choices as what they’ve had to do.” kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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Future gloomy for local military The bean counters with the Royal Canadian Navy are no doubt still figuring out the impact of postponed military capital spending announced in last week’s federal budget. What the Conservative government’s decision means in the short term for the Pacific fleet and its multitude of local suppliers is still anyone’s guess. But it could well change the way our West Coast navy does business. As they move to balance the budget next year before the federal election, the Conservatives have planned on delaying by three years, or longer, such major expenditures as replacement of the navy’s supply ships – Esquimalt-based HMCS Protecteur is one of two in Canada – and our aging Sea King helicopters. Some national defence experts believe all branches of the Canadian military will be tightening their belts on operations in an attempt to convince the feds to restore some of the funding down the road. Our region counts on the military to provide a boost to the local economy. Any reductions in discretionary spending by the navy, the army reserve unit based at Bay Street Armoury and the air force helicopter squadron at Victoria International Airport could have a significant effect on Capital Region businesses. We worry that the remaining technical upgrades on our naval frigates – work being done by Victoria Shipyards – might be in jeopardy. We also wonder whether our frigates will make less trips abroad, for which they need initial provisioning locally. Similarly, our Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, six of which are stationed at Esquimalt, could potentially be deployed less, meaning less part-time wages for local naval reservists. The trickle-down economic effect may take time to materialize in Greater Victoria, but we shouldn’t be surprised if it comes to pass. We don’t doubt political motivation is playing a role in the feds’ aim to balance the budget by 2015-16. With that in mind, and with no Conservative member of parliament to plead our economic case, the chances of the feds altering course on the military budget move appear slim. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www. bcpresscouncil.org.

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Who provoked a school strike? sent out as union pickets, and of I made an error in a column the strong-arming of unionized two weeks ago about the latest government office staff here in court ruling in favour of the B.C. Victoria to make them join Teachers’ Federation. a rally on the legislature I referred to an “illegal” lawn. This was the strike in 2012, and was strike that, according quickly reminded that to the current media this teacher walkout was and political narrative, sanctioned by the Labour the provincial cabinet Relations Board. conspired to bring about. After months of This notion is central to withholding report cards the Jan. 27 ruling of Justice and refusing to meet with Susan Griffin that orders administrators, the union the B.C. government to went to the LRB to seek permission for a full-scale Tom Fletcher attempt to reconstruct the world of 2001. strike. B.C. Views Government lawyers They got their wish, filed an application with with authorization under the B.C. Court of Appeal on Friday essential services rules for a threeto suspend parts of this ruling. day strike in the first week, and one Imposing Griffin’s terms would day a week after that until the end cause “irreparable harm to the of the school year or a settlement public interest of unprecedented was reached. magnitude,” they said in arguments For the record, the last illegal BCTF strike was in 2005, in defiance backed up by a series of affidavits from superintendents who have of a B.C. Supreme Court order that to keep B.C.’s war-weary public resulted in a $500,000 fine against schools running. the union. In Surrey, returning to 2002 That was the same year BCTF conditions would add $40 million lawyers won a split B.C. Court of to the district payroll in year one. Appeal ruling allowing teachers That’s one of 60 school districts. to bring political propaganda into The government’s submission classrooms. Two out of three judges includes affidavits from decided this was appropriate superintendents around the to preserve their freedom of province on its likely impact. Here’s expression. a partial list: The authorized three-day strike Cancellation of specialty went ahead in March 2012. Regular programs for vulnerable youth, readers may recall my reports of construction of portables to meet students being indoctrinated in arbitrary class size restrictions, classrooms and in some cases

transfer of some students to other schools, closure of daycare and Strong Start preschool programs to free up space reallocated over the years, layoff of non-teaching staff, and cancellation of school participation in the international student program. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender have begun to push back against the conspiracy theory that has taken hold, pointing out that when the BCTF finally did get permission to strike, the cabinet of the day acted to prevent it. Here’s a recap. In late February 2012, nearly 28,000 teachers (90 per cent) voted to go to the full strike allowed by the LRB. The government tabled legislation to impose a cooling-off period with provision for steep fines on the union for any further strike action, and appointed a mediator. This kept schools open, and eventually yielded a two-year deal. In April 2012, the union voted to withdraw all volunteer work by teachers. By this time they had been ordered by the LRB to prepare second-term report cards, in part so students would know if they could apply for post-secondary studies. Once again this mess is before the court of appeal. Perhaps there will be better recognition of the real world this time around. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS Elected officials have skewed priorities We have to do a better job choosing our municipal governments in Greater Victoria. In View Royal we have Mayor Hill continually fiddling with beautification and traffic calming rather than addressing the root cause of transportation issues, namely insufficient road capacity and poor public transport. I guess the beautification is to give us all something to stare at while stuck on the roads he has narrowed. As for Colwood, here’s a municipality for whom providing basic municipal infrastructure such as a sewer system for the majority of its residents seems as difficult as a mission to Mars. There seems to be a focus on green issues such as lots of rarely, if ever, used plugins for electric vehicles. With a dismal voter turnout in municipal elections it’s not surprising that the usual suspects are continually returned by their retired and green supporters. The rest of us who actually have things to accomplish need to get out there and vote for municipal candidates that will focus on the fundamentals and

co-operate with one another. In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve. Ben Wilson Colwood

View Royal traffic calming impact’s others I was wondering whether View Royal council consulted with Saanich regarding this proposed traffic calming in the area of the new Eagle Creek Village development. As a frequent user of Wilkinson/Helmcken roads during all hours of the day, I am more concerned than ever that the intersection at Wilkinson, Interurban Road and Hastings Street will become even more congested.  On an everyday basis the traffic is backed up from Glyn Road to Interurban.  It has taken me upwards to 20 min to get through this intersection.  Mayor Hill’s comments lead me to believe that he has never experienced this traffic jam, as he must be sitting in his office at View Royal Municipal Hall making these decisions.    Here is another reason for amalgamation, as one munici-

pality makes decisions that impact another municipality.   Debbie Turner View Royal

Slowing down already slow traffic pointless Taxpayers need to replace the municipal councils that have this crazy idea that “traffic calming” already painfully slow moving traffic is a good idea. I have no idea where View Royal gets the notion that wasting money, water and increasing air pollution with even more landscaping obstructions on Helmcken Road is good for their taxpayers and the commuters that use the roads. Traffic is like a river and building dam after dam just creates chaos. As the new Eagle Creek development will increase traffic backup even more, it is a perfect opportunity to widen Helmcken to make two lanes northbound between Watkiss Way and Burnside Road West to allow right turn traffic to exit quickly onto Burnside, reducing congestion. Lara Allsopp Langford

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Housing is a fundamental human need, yet here in Victoria, the high cost of living, often paired with health or social factors, can put this basic necessity out of reach for many. For the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, that’s simply not acceptable. The Coalition’s mission is to end homelessness by 2018, so that all people facing homelessness in Greater Victoria will have access to safe, affordable, appropriate, permanent housing, with support if they require it. “We understand that people will continue to experience homelessness in our community due to economic, health or other reasons outside of their control,” says Andrew Wynn-Williams, executive director of the Coalition. “Our goal is to prevent homelessness where we can and shorten the time people experience it.” A partnership of all levels of government, service providers, business members, the faith community, post-secondary institutions and private citizens dedicated to ending homelessness in Greater Victoria, the key to the Coalition’s success will be its ability to bring partners and organizations together to build affordable housing, supportive housing and create additional rental supplements. 

How urgent is the need? The Housing and Homelessness in Greater Victoria report identified some of the myriad needs facing the Capital Region. Beyond the lack of available housing for those with low incomes, the report also identified a shortage of supportive housing for those with complex needs. In one year, 1,617 unique individuals accessed Greater Victoria’s emergency shelters, yet even this does not reflect all of those in need. During the Coalition’s February ‘point in time’ count exploring how many people sought, on that one night, temporary accommodations such as emergency shelters, transitional houses, budget motels and hotels, the number totalled 1,170. Further, 1,545 applicant households in Greater Victoria currently

More supported housing like Pacifica Housing’s Camas Village, shown here at the 2011 opening with Supported Housing Coordinator Angela McNulty-Buell, would help address homelessness in Greater Victoria. sit on the Housing Registry, a list of those in need of subsidized housing. While it’s clear Greater Victoria’s significant housing shortage for those with lower incomes is a primary driver of homelessness in the region, additional factors exacerbating the situation include poverty, domestic violence, challenges facing on- and off-reserve Aboriginal people, untreated mental illness and addiction.

How do we address the challenge? While it’s difficult to state exactly how many housing units are required to address the need, the Coalition offers a few educated estimates based on the evidence. Research shows at least 13 per cent of those 1,617 shelter users would require supportive housing and since not everyone in need of supportive housing visits a shelter, at the bare minimum, 250 supportive housing units are needed. If 250

is minimum, other data indicates the need could be as high as 719 units. For affordable housing, the ‘point in time’ count and the Housing Registry waitlist, paired with the unknown number of people living in vehicles, couch surfing, sleeping outdoors and experiencing other types of homelessness, suggest at least 1,500 units are needed. However, a plan to increase housing must be considered in the context of a broader strategy addressing the many other underlying causes of homelessness. “Our success is evident on the streets of Victoria,” says Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, Coalition Co-Chair. “Since the Coalition began in 2008, we have built 706 units of supportive and affordable housing and provided rental assistance with supports to more than 90 of our hardest-to-house citizens. We have accomplished a lot, but ending homelessness in our community will take more work. Now is the time to renew our commitment.”

STREET SURVIVAL GUIDE If you’re living on the street and hungry, where can you go for a meal or a hot cup of coffee? Where can you access a hot shower, do your laundry or find employment support? All that information and more is found in the Street Survival Guide, providing vital information about resources and services available in Victoria to survive, and move on from, homelessness. A one-stop resource for those experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in Victoria, the guide was created by a group of dedicated individuals with street-life experience and contains more than 80 resources, including housing, food, laundry, harm reduction services and more. The pocket-sized, waterproof guide is available at many service agencies across the region and has proven extremely popular; it’s currently being updated with the hope of having more copies on the street in March. “There was a great need, absolutely,” says Hilary Marks, a member of the group that worked with the Coalition to create the guide. The Victoria project is unique in that it was the local homeless community that recognized the need to have the information in one place, in a compact, durable format, and it was homeless individuals themselves who did much of the research and information-gathering, with the help of the Coalition, Marks says. “It was something that was needed and the homeless community that got together and said, ‘Let’s do it.’ For people who think homeless people are lazy and not smart, this proves them wrong.” For more information or to view the guide, visit www.victoriahomelessness.ca/streetsurvivalguide

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thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Liquid (i) city: Vancouver Transitional, lecture by Daphne Marlatt in the David Turpin Building (the former Social Sciences and Math Building), room A120, UVic. Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. in the Human & Social Development Building, room A240, UVic. Words on Ice: Evolution of the Author – pass or ticket required. Regular ticket at the door is $10, student or friend of the Malahat ticket price at the door is $5. All attendees at Words on Ice will receive a

free copy of The Malahat Review, Winter 2013 edition. saturday, Feb. 22 in the Human & Social Development Building, room A240, UVic. Author as Avatar: Social Media and Blogging, 10 a.m. to noon Spirit of Place: Writing Local History, 10 a.m. to noon The Inner Life of our Words: Writing and the Human Spirit 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Shining a Light: Writer as Witness, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.

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Inner Life of our Words: Writing and the Human Spirit; and Shining a Light: Writer as Witness. The diversity of panels – covering social media to local history to poetry and exploring spiritual issues – is an intentional bid to appeal to all generations, and utilize The Malahat’s strength as a literary entity. “This is trying to explode that and reach into areas where we wouldn’t necessarily perceive as being interested,” he said. “It’s kind of to break our brand.” Also on Saturday, writers who registered ahead will enjoy a mid-session program of one-on-one critiques with writers such as Maleea Acker, Dede Crane, JoAnn Dionne, Catherine Greenwood, Matthew Hooton, Steve Noyes, Aaron Shepard, Robin Stevenson and Christine Walde. Visit malahatreview.ca/wordsthaw to register or view a full list of events.

CHRISTINE VAN REEUWYk riters of all stripes will gather, confab and create at the University of Victoria next week. “We want to bring people from off campus. It was aimed at people who either are writers themselves or they’re passionate about reading. Then of course we’re hoping that students would come,” said John Barton, editor of The Malahat Review. “The writers could be at any level of experience. It’s not aimed at so-called professional writers, but they would be welcome as well.” The seasonal literary magazine ceased hosting issue launches to concentrate on one large event with “heft to it” to draw more attention, Barton said. The Malahat’s second annual WordsThaw, billed as “An Intellectual Icebreaker at the Cusp of Spring” runs Feb. 20 to 22 at UVic. “Every person who buys a WordsThaw pass will get a subscription to The Malahat,” Barton said. “It’s a way of reaching out to the local reading and writing community and offering them another way to subscribe to the magazine. and a way for us to meet the readership.” A Lansdowne Lecture by Vancouver writer Daphne Marlatt, who celebrates the fluid relationship between language and place, will open WordsThaw 2014 tomorrow night. “She looks at place and language together,” Barton said. Her works include two novels, several poetry pieces, and many edited literary journals and magazines. Marlatt’s latest book of poetry is entitled Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now (Talonbooks). The free lecture (no WordsThaw pass required) is Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the David Turpin Building (the former Social Sciences and Math Building), room A120, UVic. Doors open at 7.

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Funny Women Festival Kirsten Van Ritzen hosts two nights of female comedic variety from performers near and far. Until Feb. 23. funnywomenfestival.com.

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Gluten-Free HealtH and Wellness expo -Find out more about the medical conditions behind the anti-gluten movement and check out some of the latest and greatest in the GF world. Author of The Wheat Belly speaks at a ticketed event postshow. From noon until 5pm at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas). Tickets, $5/7.

Mon. Feb. 24 an eveninG oF Jazz, blues and spoken Word Maureen Washington and Scruffmouth perform a free show at the Belfry for Black History Month. bcblackhistory.com.

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metamorpHoses -Theatrical Treasures presents the Mary Zimmerman play – winner of Best Play at the 2002 Tony Awards – at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin. Directed by Barbara Poggemiller. Tickets, $20/22, 250-595-9970. Until Feb. 22.

Sun. Feb. 23 uJam Jazz at tHe Gallery -Al Pease and friends fill the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss) with audible artistry. From 2 to 4pm. Tickets, $30/25, aggv.ca.

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ani diFranco - Feminist icon DiFranco hits Alix Goolden Hall. Tickets, $53.25, rmts.bc.ca.

tHe Glass menaGerie Tennessee Williams’ first great Broadway success is next up at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Tickets, from $25, 250-385-4462, bluebridgetheatre.ca. Until March 2.

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spaceport union -Isobel Trigger and San Felix join Spaceport Union for an (all ages) journey to the outer stratosphere of auditory and visual bliss at the Victoria Event Centre. $10 at the door or in advance at Ditch Records or brownpapertickets.com.

WHat Happened Was Theatre Inconnu takes on the stage adaptation of an indie film success, a first date told in real time. Until March 8. Tickets, from $10, at ticketrocket.org or 250590-6291. theatreinconnu.com.

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ariadne auF naxos - Pacific Opera Victoria presents Strauss’s quirky mashup of high-minded opera and earthy comedy. Playful roulades and sizzling coloratura give way to lush orchestral textures and colours. Directed by Oriol Tomas with conductor Timothy Vernon and the Victoria Symphony. Tickets, from $37.50, rmts.bc.ca. Until Feb. 23.

Great expectations -Theatrical Treasures presents the Charles Dickens classic with the stage adaptation by the Belfry Theatre’s Michael Shamata. At the Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin. Directed by Roderick Glanville. Tickets, $20/22, 250-595-9970. Until Feb. 22.

Sun. Feb. 23 Worldplay - Puente Theatre continues their annual festival of plays from around the world with Così and Way to Heaven, respectively. Readings begin at 8pm in the Belfry Theatre’s Studio A. Find out more about the fest at puentetheatre.ca.

Words FrI. Feb. 21 brent butt - After a successful run here with the Blue Bridge Comedy Festival, Butt’s back for a solo gig at the McPherson. rmts. bc.ca.

Sat. Feb. 22 tHe rez Jesters - Forerunners of the native standup comedy scene, the original Rez Jesters, Brian Majore and Dawn Dumont, have reunited to tour the Island. At Camosun College (Gibson Auditorium). Tickets, $20 at the door, $17 advance at Eagle Feather Gallery, 904 Gordon. Show starts at 8pm.

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Gazette video receives recognition Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

The staff of the Goldstream News Gazette is proud of the connection we share with our community. That strong bond was honoured recently when a video highlighting the relationship between the Gazette and the people of the

West Shore earned a second place finish in an Island-wide Black Press competition. Judged by our peers in community news, the Goldstream News Gazette’s coverage of the plight of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association to create a coffee house to employ West Shore youth, was deemed among the best.

The Skookum Cafe, which offers vulnerable at-risk youth a hand up while handing out coffee, opened in December. “The way that the Gazette has regularly featured it, and talked about its progress, has been really helpful,” said Mitzi Dean, executive director at Pacific Centre Family Services Association. “It really

Contest to send hockey fans to Heritage Classic Kolby Solinsky Black Press

Be the MVP for your team this year. Your entire hockey team could win tickets to this year’s Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 2 at Vancouver’s BC Place stadium. This year’s Tim Hortons Heritage Classic will hold up to 55,000 fans, eager to watch a vintage, clearly Canadian showdown between the Canucks and Senators. “Playing in front of 50,000 fans, the atmosphere will be amazing,” Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa said in December, when the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic’s arena was unveiled. “Most of us grew up learning how to skate outdoors. We’ve been watching these games

for a few years now and chomping at the bit hoping we could get into one.” To apply, just submit an entry to Black Press Contests. Tell us how hockey, your team, or your favourite player has inspired you and your team could win 25 tickets to to watch the Vancouver Canucks play the Ottawa Senators at BC Place. Anyone can enter on behalf of their team, or their favourite B.C. minor hockey team. Ten minor hockey teams from British Columbia will each receive 25 tickets to attend the Heritage Classic. Bieksa got his wish. Will you, too? Submit your entry before Friday, Feb. 21. Go to our contest page online by clicking contests at the top of vicnews.com. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Free restitution info workshop for parents The Sooke Parent’s Education Advisory Council is hosting the workshop Restitution Parents Education Night, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Spencer middle school, 1026 Goldstream Ave. The evening will include information on restitution, developing knowledge and skills needed to navi-

gate today’s world, strategies for addressing tough issues families encounter and resources for parents. An update on how the Sooke School District’s commitment to supporting the use of restitution will also be discussed. The workshop will be facilitated by Judy Anderson who has

worked as a teacher, administrator and trainer for more than 30 years. The workshop is provided for parents free of charge. Child-minding is available. To register or for more information email cindypandrew@shaw. ca editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Grizzlies roar down stretch As the B.C. Hockey League regular season nears its end, the Victoria Grizzlies are cranking their game up. The Grizzlies (34-13-3-3), winners of six in a row heading into this Friday’s (Feb. 21) home game against Alberni Valley, regained the overall lead in the BCHL standings with a perfect 3-0 weekend. The latest Victoria victory came Sunday in Surrey, where the Grizzlies built period leads of 1-0 and 2-1 en route to a 5-2 win. Cole Pickup, Garrett Forster and Jay Mackie, with an empty net goal, scored in the third period for the winners, who were outshot 12-10 in the frame. Jacob Kearley and Myles Fitzgerald bagged the other Grizzlies goals, while Alec Dillon turned aside

29 of 31 shots for the win in net. Victoria chalked up a pair of wins in the Okanagan to open the weekend, beating West Kelowna 8-5 on Friday and Penticton 3-1 Saturday. Jesse Schwartz and Myles Fitzgerald led the attack with two goals each against the Warriors on Friday. Fitzgerald added two goals and assisted on brother Leo’s thirdperiod goal against the Vees. With nine games remaining on the schedule, the Grizzlies are the hottest team in the league. They hope to extend their streak against the Bulldogs on Friday (7:15 p.m.) at The Q Centre (formerly Bear Mountain Arena) and in Port Alberni on Saturday. Victoria hosts Surrey for a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

Battle for Jr. B supremacy starts

The first-place Victoria Cougars host the No. 4 Kerry Park Islanders in Game 1 of their bestof-seven Vancouver Island Hockey League South division semifinal tomorrow (Feb. 20) at 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Sport Centre. Also that night, the Saanich Braves host North champ Comox Valley in Game 2 of the crossover series at Pearkes Arena at 6 p.m. On Friday, at 7:30 p.m., Peninsula Panthers host the Westshore Wolves in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series. The first-round matchups are slated for completion by month’s end.

Give field hockey a shot for free Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Put a cap on it Vancouver Whitecap Nicolas Mezquida, left, is checked by University of Victoria Vikes’ Craig Taylor during an annual friendly match at Centennial Stadium on Sunday. The pros won 1-0 on a late goal.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by means of proposed Bylaw No. 1506. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 3 March 2014, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. Proposal: The purpose of Bylaw No. 1506 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by amending the zoning designation of the land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1506 from P2 (Community Institutional) Zone and to a new C10 (Langford City Centre) Zone to allow a new mixeduse residential commercial development. Applicant: Barry Weih, Wensley Architecture Location: The land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1506 is 3067 and 3139 Jacklin Rd as shown shaded on the plan. COPIES of the complete proposed Bylaw and other material that the Council may consider in relation to the Bylaw may be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), from Monday, 17 February 2014 to Monday, 3 March 2014, inclusive, at Langford City Hall, 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact Leah Stohmann in the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on this Bylaw.

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The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is hosting its annual Come Try the Game Free events on March 2 and March 9. Sticks, balls and coaching will all be provided to youth aged five to 15 at the University of Victoria rubber-based turf fields 2 and 3. Register online at victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca. Regular season league play runs from April to June. editor@vicnews.com


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VOLUNTEERS COMMUNITY OPTIONS for Children and Families which provides respite care for families with a developmentally disabled adult or child seeks experienced board members for financial management or public relations. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. PACIFIC ANIMAL Therapy Society is seeking an office volunteer to update its paper filing system, shred old files, and perform other office duties as needed. This is a short term project, located near the airport. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. THE HEART and Stroke Foundation requires friendly professional office volunteers to handle phone calls, visitors, and some office duties. Weekdays, 10am-2pm. Other positions available. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

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OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex’s For Sale, Duncan, BC at 5909, 5911 Stone Haven Rd in Stone Manor Estate’s (behind Hospital) both properties are 1850sq ft 3 bdrms, 4 bath, 5 appls and much more, $309,000 includes gst. New Home For Sale: 5887 Stone Haven Rd, 2050sq ft, 2 bdrm+ den+ rec room heat pump, 5 appls, built-in vac, $384,000 includes gst, on bus route near hospital. Call Gord (250)710-1947.

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COTTAGES 2 BR Waterfront Cottage. Furn’d/unfurn’d, beautiful water views, N/S, Ref’s Req’d $1000/m + utils. Seniors discount. Avail now. 250-6422015

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COLWOOD: UNFURN’D room available, incls all utils, $450. (Avail immed). 250-858-6930. GOLDSTREAM AREA- 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. Working male only. $650 inclusive. Ray 778-433-1233.

SUITES, LOWER BEAR MTN area- suite in new house, 2 bdrms, ground floor. Laundry. $1150. inclds utils. Great views. 250-886-7755. GLANFORD- 1 bdrm, lrg living rm+ kitchen. $750 inclds utils. N/P. Call (778)350-2446. LANGFORD 1-BDRM grnd floor suite, own patio, full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, insuite laundry. Utils incld. Close to shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, golf course, bus route. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-474-0079. LANGFORD- 2 bd, Park with creek. 5 appl. All utils inc, NS/NP. $1,275. 250-478-1324 NORTH NANAIMO: 1bdrm private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. Secure, covered parking. FREE cable. N/S, No Partiers. $800/mo. 250-756-9746.

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MOVING & STORAGE DONE RIGHT MOVING $70/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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Connor Corser, 8, drives to the net at Sangster elementary while playing some one-on-one with Education Minister Peter Fassbender. The minister visited the Colwood school on Thursday to celebrate the completion of seismic upgrades to a four-classroom annex.

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1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Yokohama tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $2500. Chris, 250595-0370 leave message. 2009 KIA SPECTRA- 36,000 km, under warranty, 4 cyclinder, 5 speed, detailed, spoiler, great looking car in mint condition, $8500. (778)426-3424.

2009 PASSION for 2, exc cond. New brakes/ring tone/back window struts. Heated seats, A/C, sunroof, P/W, fog lights, side mirror defogger, rear window wiper. Good on gas, exe parking dwntwn. 108,000km. (778)425-4287.

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Hands shot up when Education Minister Peter Fassbender posed the question: what do you do if an earthquake hits? Get under a table, said the Grade 2 and 3 kids at Sangster elementary, and protect your head. Earthquake drills are routine at schools in Greater Victoria, and when the big one hits, students at Sangster now have an added level of protection. What was once a four-classroom annex constructed of cinderblock and built in the 1960s has received a $2.1 million seismic upgrade. “A lot of people have worked really hard at making the school safe for each and every one of you, and now the building is safer to protect each and every one of you,” Fassbender told a class during a media event on Thursday. Classes of Sangster students have spent the past year camped in the library and computer room, and a Grade 6 class walked to a portable at nearby Dunsmuir middle school, as the bones of the annex were reenforced with steel and modern building materials. Principal Maureen Lauren said students and teachers took the inconvenience in stride. “The teachers and kids were phenomenal. Nobody complained, not even the children who had to walk back and forth (to Dunsmuir),” she said. “Everyone has been so gracious and positive through construction. Staff and students went without essentials in the school, but we’re back now.” Lauren herself has inadvertently made a career out of shepherding students through construction and upgrades. Before Sangster, she worked through construction at Happy Valley elementary. “I said, ‘If you want a building reconstructed,

put me there.’ I was joking,” she said. “This is my fourth.” The majority of the one-level Sangster school didn’t need seismic reenforcement due to its wood frame. “This is the newest part of the school,” said SD 62 superintendent Jim Cambridge, standing in the annex. “The irony is the school built with 1950s construction with wood is not at (seismic) risk. The newer part needed upgrading. The old part is just fine. “The building is safer, but its also a lot cleaner, more hygienic,” he said. “They replaced the 40year-old floor and gave it a fresh coat of paint. You can see out the windows now.” Fassbender spent part of the morning playing basketball with a class of kids and toured the modern modular classroom installed at Sangster to make space for all-day kindergarten. Despite the recent high-profile court ruling regarding teachers’ collective bargaining rights, Fassbender said visits to schools are always cordial. “I respect every teacher at every school,” he said. “It’s never uncomfortable. I love meeting teachers and students. Everyone is respectful and never disrespectful.” The district now is gearing up for a major seismic retrofit of Dunsmuir middle school, scheduled for 2014-15, in what could be an $8 million project. Ruth King and Willway elementary schools are approved for seismic upgrades, but funding hasn’t been allocated. Cambridge said design work is underway for the Dunsmuir project, which includes planning how to manage a construction zone with classes underway. Spencer middle school went through a $5 million upgrade in 2009 with classes in session. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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