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Vic High students and alumni honour iconic school Story by Daniel Palmer Keith McCallion retrieves a master key from his pocket, his breath quick from the four-storey climb towards Victoria High’s attic. Beyond the door, a century of graffitied graduate names cover plywood and brick walls once used as a firing range for student cadets. “The rite of passage is the grads get to come up here and sign their names,” says McCallion, a former Vic High principal and enthusiastic board member of its alumni association. “You can actually go and pick out bullets from the walls down at the far end of the room.” Vic High’s 138-year history makes it the oldest public high school west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco, according to the school’s archivists. Its expansive Fernwood building wasn’t completed until April 1914 after its previous three schools burned down,
the multi-tonne steel support beams and tens of thousands of bricks exhaustively transported by horses, carts and pioneering builders. Vic High’s students, teachers and thousands of alumni will officially celebrate the centennial of their enduring building next month, May 16 to 19. The school’s centennial in 1976 attracted more than 10,000 people, while its 125th anniversary brought nearly 3,000 alumni back through the school halls, says Vic High principal Randi Falls. “I think we honour their memory, and as a result, they honour us,” says Falls, who began her teaching career at the school in 1986 and returned four years ago to take the helm. “I tease the kids sometimes, I talk about the spirits. … There’s just something about the building. People come back and
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Above: The 1901 Vic High women’s field hockey team poses with their newly won B.C. Championship trophies and banners. Left: An unknown Vic High student crosses the finish line during a sunny day in 1948. Vic High’s students, teachers and thousands of alumni will officially celebrate the centennial of their current building next month, May 16 to 19. Courtesy Vic High Archives
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Father, daughter reunite at last Twelve-year-old Sadé Ashby’s dream of seeing her father in person came true last week
Roadside check nets drugs, illegal driver A road check by Victoria police officers netted an arrest for heroin and cocaine possession and a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. Around 1:45 a.m. on Monday, VicPD officers pulled over a white Jeep at Esquimalt and Harbour roads. Officers quickly noticed the driver had a crack pipe in the car, and in a subsequent search found heroin and both powder and crack cocaine. The driver also had an indefinite license prohibition and was not legally allowed to drive. He was served with an immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded. Anyone with relevant information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).
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After four long years, Sadé Ashby, 12, was reunited with her father last week thanks to the Help Fill A Dream Foundation. Sadé, who underwent a liver transplant at age two after developing a rare tumour, hadn’t seen her father since she was eight. Her father, Adrian, was forced to move back to the Barba“Best day ever, dos in 2010 compliI’m so happy and after cations with excited I want immigration. “Best day to jump up and ever, I’m so down.” happy and excited I – Sadé Ashby want to jump up and down,” said Sadé after the reunion at the arrivals terminal at the Victoria International Airport on Thursday. Diane Wilde, Sadé’s mother, said the day was one they’d been dreaming about for a long time. “We had been praying for this moment for so long,” said Wilde, choking back tears. The reunion was made possible by the Help Fill A Dream Foundation which helps children with life-threatening conditions from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands fulfil dreams as well as improve quality of life for the children and their families. “We were first introduced to Sadé nearly 16 months ago and her story really touched us,” said the foundation’s executive director Craig Smith, adding that many dreams consist of trips to Disneyland or Disneyworld. “Dreams come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s been really neat to help fill this particular dream which was a little differ-
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Twelve year-old Sadé Ashby, her father Adrian and her mother Diane Wilde reunited at the Victoria International Airport last week. Sadé had not seen her father in four years but the Help Fill a Dream Foundation assisted the family in reuniting. Devon MacKenzie/News staff
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The school’s extensive archives were first organized in the run-up to Vic High’s 100th anniversary in 1976. Its catalogue now includes thousands of photographs, team jerseys, instruments and yearbooks to breathe new life into the past. “There were things all over the school, in the basement and attic,” says Debbie Blackie, volunteer archivist and 1967 alumnus. “A teacher, Faith Reimer, was assigned to start pulling all those things together and that’s where the archives started.” The school’s deep connection to the First and Second World Wars is a proud thread recognized by two plaques commemorating Vic High students who fought and lost their lives on the battlefield. “Those memorials are something unique to a high school, I’ve never seen it anywhere else,” McCallion says. Beyond the memorials is the school’s original auditorium, its 856 wooden seats still intact or refurbished thanks to $35,000 in donations from alumni. Near the school’s east entrance, an immaculate steam heater – “It still functions,” says McCallion – glistens in a glass encasement after being restored by another alumnus. Over the years, student population has ebbed and flowed from up to 1,200 in the 1960s (when the Fairy Technical building still existed on the school grounds) down to 600 in the early 1980s. “We’re now at a very solid 800 or so, and for me, that’s OK. I get to know my learners and my staff,” Falls says.
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MP Randall Garrison will travel with a Government of Canada delegation as the representative of the Official Opposition to attend today’s (April 9) ceremony commemorating the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Garrison will join a delegation of Canadian political leaders, veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. … Forty years ago Victoria resident Robert Clifford almost lost his life when he fell off the Johnson Street Bridge. He says the lessons he learned as a youth at Camp Thunderbird in Sooke saved his life that day. Clifford was at the YMCA on April 4 to show his support for the Help Fill the
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Political misconduct It’s not just about Nigerian inheritance schemes, or people stealing credit cards or financial information. Questionable activities touch each and every taxpayer whose hard-earned dollars are siphoned by politicians for unjustified “expenses.” If we have learned anything from last year’s Senate expense scandals, and the recent revelations concerning former Alberta premier Alison Redford’s travel expenses, it’s that this is a problem that crosses all party lines and involves all political stripes. A recent example being publication of details of the vacation expenses billed for NDP MLA Jenny Kwan’s family to the Portland Hotel Society, a not-for-profit organization already under fire for its expenses record. Kwan’s subsequent repayment of the sum was a reason for rejoicing on the right. That jubilation has been tempered somewhat by the revelation, also this month, of travel expenses billed by B.C. legislature Speaker Linda Reid, a B.C. Liberal MLA, for her husband – so that he could join her on a trip to South Africa. In addition to issuing a public apology, Reid has also repaid the sum in total. Whatever the mitigating circumstances of each case, neither inspires confidence in our system. Abusing public trust and dipping into public funds is, or should be, indefensible, no matter the spluttering rants of entrenched ideologues on the left or the right, who will always claim that whatever the other party did is worse. Yet oddly, when it comes to political impropriety, our society long ago suspended any notion of justice or punishment that automatically applies to scammers in any other walk of life. With politicians going on to reap the rewards of generous pensions, lucrative posts and valuable consultancies, it’s no wonder so many average Canadians shrug their shoulders and walk in the other direction when urged to exercise their democratic rights. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Digital wave is just beginning their own files at home, book Have you got one of the new B.C. medical appointments and even driver’s licences yet? renew prescriptions, which is where By now most drivers have the the efficiency comes one with the unsmiling in. In-person visits for black and white mug routine prescription shot, to conform to renewals are a cash passport standards so it cow for today’s doctors, could be used for border generating guaranteed identification with the billings but often little or magnetic swipe strip on no health benefit. the back. Most people will still About one million of think of it as a driver’s us now have the newest licence, but it’s intended version, with a credit-card style digital chip that Tom Fletcher as an all-purpose government ID. If you proves your residence and B.C. Views don’t drive, you are eligibility for our famously spared the $75 licence “free” medical care. renewal fee, and within a couple of The motor vehicle office started years the cards will start providing issuing them about a year ago, online access to a wide range of as five-year licences expire. They government services. replace the old “Care Card” that Andrew Wilkinson, minister of has no expiry date. Over the years technology, innovation and citizens’ there were more than nine million services, says a public consultation Care Cards issued, twice the has shown most people are population of B.C., as people held onto their access to our defenseless, comfortable using a system they already trust for their banking. overworked medical system from By the end of 2015, Wilkinson wherever they moved to. says about two million people will Positive identification is only have the new cards, roughly half the start for this card. Each will of B.C.’s population. Application be assigned a password that gives forms converted to online access access to online medical records, will include student loans, birth, so when patients show up at an ER, death and marriage certificates, their eligibility is confirmed and any voter registration and even criminal previous conditions or medications record checks. are accurately matched. (Note that All this will be costly to set medical information is not stored on up, but the savings from having the card, just an access code that customers do their own data entry goes with the password.) are well known, as any banker or Patients will be able to call up
supermarket owner can tell you. “You can understand that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,” Wilkinson said. “There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we have seen with Medical Services Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t want a “smart phone,” just a phone. But they will also see their great-grandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become easier. • A correction to last week’s column on the Agricultural Land Commission. I erroneously said regional panel members were appointed from outside the region. They are local residents, and the new legislation formalizes a cabinet appointment process for them. ••• Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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LETTERS ‘Free comment’ in murky depths Twice in the past two weeks I have been highly confused and deeply offended by the content of your Editorial and Viewpoint pages. On March 19, you published Tom Fletcher’s statement “nuke the whales for Jesus” as part of his B.C. Views column criticizing all “environmentalists.” Other than insulting Christians as well, what purpose does his “joke” serve? Would you as editor or Mr. Fletcher himself please explain what he means? Much worse than that “joke” is the cruel editorial cartoon by Ingrid Rice published on March 28. The cartoon depicts the head of Vancouver MLA Jenny Kwan mounted on the wall of a middle-aged newspaper reader. This man represents the “90 per cent of British Columbians” who the cartoonist claims “can get behind” a truly hideous policy proposal. Could you tell your readers where to find more details about this poll of the “irate”unforgiving” public? In light of these recent offerings in our community newspaper, please inform your readers as to the depths of ridicule, hyperbole, bad taste and horror to which the Victoria News may sink in the future? At present it seems that your concepts of fair comment and free speech go to murky depths indeed. Frank Trice Victoria
Chamber’s facts challenged Re: Esquimalt efforts applauded – now it’s time to move forward (Letters, April 2) I must counter Bruce Carter, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce on a number of points. First, he says they conducted an investigation on sewage treatment. Yet a search of the website going back over a year and using the keyword sewage finds only the
self-serving recent letter to the Victoria News. Was it a secret investigation? Where are the results? Or did he just sit down over a single malt with the Capital Regional District chair? Second, of the people from all over the region who spoke, 99 per cent opposed the plant. He fails to mention this. He also fails to mention that current practice meets environmental regulations and will do so for many years to come. Thousands of fine salmon are caught near the outfall. I know because I fish there. The site is too small, and vulnerable to earthquake and tsunami; the treatment is outmoded, may produce superbugs, as have others of its type, and does nothing
to reduce metals and drugs entering the water. It requires many kilometres of new pipe to Hartland where they have no idea what to do with the effluent. An eight-inch pipe will take effluent to the dump and a 10-inch pipe will return to the plant. Figure that out. Victoria taxpayers will be on the hook for cost overruns on this boondoggle, for possibly $500 to $700 per household per year in perpetuity. It will ruin the cruise ship industry as they’ll dock a boatlength and downwind from the this huge monstrosity at our harbour entrance. It will change us from the best small city to the only city with a sewage plant as its first and last impression to visitors. The whole idea stinks. Ian Wade
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stage-adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s, The Penelopiad. Since the play is set in an From exotic location -- 21st century left, Leah How do you compose music Hades -- the score required an Moreau as for an instrument you’ve never equally exotic approach, and it Tanis, Kate played? wasn’t easy. Boutilier as “There are some limitaIolë, Taryn LUTHER COURT SOCIETY tions of the sitar,” says Lees as Jovic, 24, who holds a the Naiad, master’s degree in compoand Jackie sition from the University Rioux as Luther Court Society is a community of care fully certified by Accreditation Canada and of Victoria and an honours Penelope affiliated with the Island Health Authority. The Society provides independent living, assisted bachelor of music from Wilin The living and complex nursing care to seniors and persons with disabilities. fred Laurier University. Penelopiad. Luther Court is a recognized leader in delivering creative and compassionate care to “It can’t hold notes for a people with dementia. We offer a home like environment staffed by licensed health care very long time; you can’t Photo submitted professionals. Residents participate in a range of daily activities. have as many sustained The Society is seeking nominations from the community to fill three vacancies on the board. pitches, but it really conElection of directors will occur at the Society’s annual general meeting in June 2014. veys that image of a seduc- original, for reasons of both gen- musician would compose on their own before sharing the final tress on an island some- der and class.” Nominees will preferably have governance experience in health care delivery. The Society For composers Jovic and Gib- pieces via the Internet. where.” is seeking individuals with skills and experience in the fields of project management, Deep understanding of the The Penelopiad is a re- son -- who use computer softconstruction, gerontology, research, fund raising, public relations, clinical services, proposal imagining of Homer’s epic, ware to help notate for unusual script was also an important facdevelopment and regulation of health care. The Odyssey, told from the instruments – matching music to tor. In one scene, the composFor more information or to submit a nomination in writing with a resume and references, perspective of Odysseus’ Atwood’s story presented numer- ers were asked to write a nursplease contact: ous challenges, the most obvi- ery rhyme to add contrast to the faithful wife, Penelope. Craig Knight, President Trapped for eternity in ous is that they don’t even live in play’s serious subject matter. Luther Court Society Hades, she reminisces about the same province. They studied Respect for Atwood’s complex 1525 Cedar Hill X Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5M1 her life and contemplates together at UVic, but Jovic is now moods and themes were an email@example.com the hanging of her 12 hand- teaching and performing in her tial part of Jovic’s and Gibson’s maidens by Odysseus follow- hometown of Kitchener, Ont. The writing process. Expressions of interested should be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 18, 2014 “The subject matter is dark but ing his return from the Tro- collaboration, like the interestjan War. Using several paral- ing notation, was made possible humorous or at least ironic,” says 4_NE041G114 4.3125” x 8” Gibson. “It was difficult to strike lel themes, Atwood attempts through technology. “It seemed overwhelming at the right balance. Any attempt to to answer a question Homer seems to have completely first,” says Jovic. “But [the direc- overwork it sounded silly.” It’s the first time Gibson has tor] Wendy Merk sent us scene forgotten to address: why? “It’s a subversion,” says breakdowns of what she wanted. written music for theatre and he Docket: For example she’d say,23302 ‘In Scene 8, says he’s learned a lot from the Gibson, 23, who is finishing 115 Thorncliffe Park Drive Ontario - JWT Client: 247 I want an old-fashioned folk song,’ collaboration with Jovic. He’s his third year Toronto studying music M4H 1M1 Participation Job Name: and I would send my requests to Adslooking forward to seeing his comcomposition at UVic. Tel 416•696•2853 Vanderheide and we Contact: wouldLara discuss it. positions come to life on opening “Written as a feminist inter- Liam Production pretation of The Odyssey, it We both had different strengths night on April 23. The Penelopiad runs until May asks the question: what are and weaknesses so we were able B:5.8125” other really 10 at Langham Court Theatre. the implications of these to complement each Email boxoffice@langhamtheatre. events? Maids represent the well.” T:5.8125” ca for more information. Tasks were delegated and each voices you don’t hear in the S:5.8125” This was one of the challenges tackled by Canadian composers Ivana Jovic and Liam Gibson when they featured rare instruments like the lute, the lyre and the 20-stringed Indian sitar in the
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Ailey’s dancers – hailed as America’s cultural ambassadors to the world – present an exceptional mixed program of contemporary favourites and spirit-lifting classics such as Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. Tickets, from $52, at rmts.bc.ca. Until April 9.
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sherlock holmes and the case of the sussex vampire Craigdarroch Castles once again sets the scene for Giggling Iguana’s latest production, adapted from one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Holmes stories. Holmes and Watson are drawn into the enigmatic situation of a Sussex tea merchant whose wife inexplicably displays a disturbing blood lust, putting her newborn son at risk. Tickets, $23/28 at thecastle.ca. Until April 12.
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litartcity - Victoria’s poet laureate, Janet Rogers, and the Victoria Read Society present an evening of poetry, percussion and dance to benefit the Victoria Read Society’s reading assistance program. Tickets, $20, ticketrocket.org.
music Thurs. April 10 maureen Washington & Quinn Bachand - Maureen Washington Quartet featuring Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith and Damian Graham teams up with Quinn Bachand for the Oak Bay Upstairs Lounge Live Music Series. Doors at 6:30pm. Tickets, $10 on sale at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 250-595-7946.
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Winners and losers - Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre’s Winners and Losers, directed by Siminovitch Prize winner Chris Abraham closes out the Deep End presentation series for Intrepid Theatre at The Metro Studio Theatre. Tickets, $18/20, at ticketrocket.org, 250-590-629. Until April 12.
improv: a science fiction thriller- Paper Street Theatre offering a public workshop on how to improvise in the sci-fi style. Led by director Dave Morris learn how to use silence to build tension. April 12 at Intrepid Theatre, during the run of Improv: A Science Fiction Thriller, April 9 - 12 at Intrepid Theatre Club. Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets, $15, tickrocket.org.
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Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club members will demonstrate the sports of lawn bowling, croquet and bocce at an open house Saturday (April 12). “Everyone is welcome to drop by and try their hand at any of these sports,” said club games chair Lorne Carnes. “Age or experience is no barrier. We want everyone to come out and give it a try.” The lawn bowling club, located in Cridge Park, has been a mainstay of downtown Victoria since 1923, but over the last few years has added croquet and and bocce to the mix. “This club is evolving,” Carnes said. “We’re offering programs that will appeal to a wider segment of our population and make better use of our greens. We look at ourselves as a downtown recreation centre.” The open house will see demonstrations and instruction of all three sports. The lawn bowling season starts May 1 and runs to the end of September. Bowling lessons are offered every Wednesday. There are daily draws at 1 p.m. throughout the season. Club tournaments are open to everyone. Members are encouraged to participate in yearround croquet and bocce programs or join the choir. Darts and cards are organized in the off season. “We’re very keen to welcome new members from the neighborhood,” said Carnes. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, please go online to downtownlawnbowling.ca. email@example.com
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Lorne Carnes practices his game on the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club green. The club is hosting an open house this Saturday (April 12).
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n VICTORIA, March 28th, 2014 ■ Blood Pressure Clinic ■ Saturday, January 19 ■ Pearkes Arena
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Beacon Community Services, along with The Heart and Stroke Foundation were at the Pacific Cup Oldtimers Hockey Tournament on Jan. 19th at Pearkes Arena. Together they were raising blood pressure awareness by offering free blood pressure checks. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for Takeis the Pressure Down, joint It initiative of of stroke and a major factor for heart adisease. affects 20% Hockey players Chris Bailey and Brendan McGivney Leah Ruscheinsky of Victoria. Beacon Community Services the Heart Canadians and 42% who have it, don’tand know they haveand it from Fort Colins, Colorado. Over time Foundation, high blood pressure damage bloodHotel’s vessel Stroke was atcanthe Empress walls causing scarring that promotes the build-up of fatty Employee Wellness Faireventually on Marchblock 28th.arteries. It also plaque, which can narrow and invited to complete a blood risk strains Employees the heart andwere eventually weakens it. Very high pressure can cause blood the brain to bursttaken resulting assessment, have vessels their in blood pressure in a stroke. With proper diagnosis and treatment of high learnyouabout health. Take bloodand pressure, can cutheart your risk of stroke by up tothe 40% Pressure and heart attackDown by up tooffers 25%. workplace clinics free High blood pressure often has no in symptoms, so have of charge to all employers the CRD. If you yours checked at least once every two years by a healthcare would like to organize a clinic for your place of professional. Eat a balanced diet, be physically active and employment, please 250 217 8585 or smoke-free, and reduce yourcall salt us andatalcohol intake to help loweremail your blood pressure. Maintain a healthy weight, even firstname.lastname@example.org. For a a Lada Hermann, a volunteer with Take the Pressure Down, discusses blood pressure with Nitasha Dhaul, modest reduction in weight, as little as 10%, can dramatically a Room Attendant with the Fairmont Empress Hotel. schedule of our regular clinics held at many public decrease your chances of having a stroke or heart attack. throughout Greater Victoria, please visit Pam Stonehouse has her blood pressure read Rudy Blake enjoyed pumping the plastic heart in the Forlocations more information visit: http://takethepressuredown.ca
our website at www.takethepressuredown.ca High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and is a major factor for heart disease. It aff ects 20% of Canadians and 42% who have it, don’t know they have it. Over time high blood pressure can damage blood vessel walls causing scarring that promotes the build-up of fatty plaque, which can narrow and eventually block arteries. It also strains the heart and eventually weakens it. Very high blood pressure can cause blood vessels in the brain to burst resulting in a stroke. With proper diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure, you can cut your risk of stroke by up to 40% and heart attack by up to 25%. High blood pressure oft en has no symptoms, so have yours checked at least once every two years by a healthcare professional. Eat a balanced diet, be physically active and smoke-free, and reduce your salt and alcohol intake to help lower your blood pressure. Maintain a healthy weight, even a modest reduction in weight, as little as 10%, can dramatically decrease your chances of having a stroke or heart attack.
Judith Blake and her kids, Finn and Ruby stopped by to speak with volunteers.
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Edward Fraser stopped by and got his blood pressure numbers.
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With one million of its new high-tech drivers’ licences in use, the B.C. government is preparing to use them for access to medical records, applying for student loans and a range of other uses. The new driver’s licence was introduced a year ago, with a digital chip that replaces the existing medical Care Card system. The Health Ministry estimated that there were more than nine million Care Cards in circulation, about twice as many as there are residents of B.C. Andrew Wilkinson, minister of technology, innovation and citizens’ services, released results of a public consultation on the new cards last week. With digital security similar to bank cards, he said the public appears prepared to use them to apply for prescription renewals, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and criminal records checks. Secure online access to such government services would require passwords to be issued, “robust” computer programs to be completed and at least half of B.C. residents to have the new cards, Wilkinson said. They are being issued as current drivers’ licences expire, and the new services could be available by the end of 2015.
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Have you had the talk? Advance Care Planning lets you have a say in the health care you will receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. • Free, 2-hour education session with legal and health care professionals. • Discussing and documenting your wishes with your loved ones and health care providers means they will be better able to speak on your behalf when needed. • Topics covered: Representation Agreements, Advance Directives and how to appoint substitute decision makers.
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On January 12, 2012, at the corner of Fifth Street and Topaz Avenue, Victoria, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Victoria Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,350 CAD, on or about 17:54 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2014-2044, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute
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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS MARY HELEN MACLEAN, Deceased late of 1961 FairďŹ eld Road, Victoria, BC, V8S1H5 NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the above deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o #201-300 Gorge Road, West, Victoria, BC V9A 1M8 on or before May 2nd, 2014, after which date the estates assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Deborah Anne Houston EXECUTOR By her Solicitors ANNIKO, HUNTER WAREHOUSEMANâ€™S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling: 2006 CHEVROLET AVEO KL1TG69686B665395 Owner B. Krieger 2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 1G2WJ52J3YF255815 Owner T. Tarkenter Will be sold on April 16, 2014. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm.
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THE LEUKEMIA & Lymphoma Society of Canada is recruiting a volunteer to help put together a fundraising team for their Light the Night Walk. Professional fundraising experience an asset. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. THE VICTORIA International Buskers Festival is in need of volunteers from July 18th-27th to man their information booth, helping to inform visitors of scheduling and performance locations as well as sell water, glow-sticks, and wristbands. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250386-2269.
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COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms w/2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. Also LADYSMITH 3bdrm w/1bdrm suite, dble garage +1000 sq.ft. storage area. $25,000 down. 250753-0160
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Black Press Community Newspapers requires a Part Time Paginator in our Victoria ofﬁce. This is an entry-level opportunity and while this is not a design position, some ad building will be required. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of InDesign, as well as a basic knowledge of PhotoShop and Adobe Acrobat. Other skills required include a good working knowledge of either Mac or PC platform and a willingness to learn the other, the ability to be focused and to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and to think independently and be a good problem solver. Additionally, the ability to learn several industry speciﬁc software packages is a must. Candidates must be willing to work day shifts Monday to Wednesday, totaling approximately 22 hours a week. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. To apply, please send your resume to: Loralee Smyth, Operations Manager 818 Broughton Street, Victoria BC V8W 1E4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Paginator” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2014 www.blackpress.ca
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING for sale; central location in downtown Victoria. 3000 sq ft of retail space on main floor + 3000 sq ft on upper floor (4 storage) or art studio. $879,000. Priced for quick sale. Call (250)8132458.
DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Home For Sale: 5887 Stonehaven Dr, 2050sq ft, 2 bdrm + den + rec room heat pump, 5 appls, central vac, $364,500. Near hospital. Quality homes at an affordable price. Call Gord (250)710-1947. OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex For Sale, Duncan, at 5909 Stonehaven Dr in Stone Manor Estate’s (near Hospital) 1850sq ft 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 5 appls and much more, $295,000. Call Gord, 1-250746-7240.
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LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, bright 2 bdrm townhouse, W/D hookup, inside/outside storage, backyard. $912/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $42,000 +. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - VICTORIA
Traffic concerns mar development plan Daniel Palmer News staff
A proposal to redevelop St. Andrew’s elementary school land has come a long way in the past year, but nearby residents are still concerned about traffic flow and pedestrian access. Vancouver-based BlueSky Properties is looking to build a four- to six-storey mixed use building at 1002 Pandora Ave., on the northeast corner of Vancouver Street. The current proposal calls for 211 residential units and about 4,500 square metres of retail space. Since first coming to council in January 2013, the developer has put in “a lot of work” to address community concerns: decreasing height on Mason Street to four storeys and including a cycling lane along Vancouver Street, said Tim Hewett, North Park Neighbourhood Association president. “We’re not shy of development, but we want to make sure it’s done in the right way and that it repre-
An artist’s rendition of the development planned for 1002 Pandora Ave. sents community use and values,” Hewett said. In 2010, Island Catholic Schools announced it was consolidating three elementary schools into two, by relocating students and staff from St. Andrew’s to St. Joseph’s elementary in Saanich
or St. Patrick’s elementary near Royal Jubilee Hospital. Since its first proposal for the former school land, BlueSky representatives have twice met with North Park residents to garner design input. “One big thing for us is perme-
Photo courtesy BlueSky Properties
ability, creating accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists, rather than degrading Vancouver and Mason streets with more traffic flow,” Hewett said. The current proposal moves underground parking access from Pandora Street to Mason Street.
With a large portion of commercial space earmarked for a grocery store, traffic could become a big problem on the residential street, Hewett said. On Thursday, Victoria’s planning and land use committee voted to move the St. Andrew’s application to public hearing after a four-hour discussion. Hewett applauded council and the developer for responding to community concerns throughout the process, but said the project isn’t perfect yet. “Neighbourhood associations, we’re all volunteer. It’s frustrating when we put efforts in and nothing is done, but it’s encouraging when we put in these requests and we see results. The developers really have come a long way. So we’ll see how this next process goes.” Council still needs to approve the development and rezoning application for public hearing at an upcoming council meeting. email@example.com
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