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School administrators are appealing to the public for information after damage was done to the playing fields at LÁU,WEL,NEW School over the Easter long weekend. Over the last few years, the field at the back of the school off West Saanich Road has been the target of vandalism. “People have come in and driven around on the playing field once a year or so for the past three years,” explained LÁU,WEL,NEW School Board Administrator Curtis Olsen. “We’ve made reports to the police but since it’s such a secluded area back there we rarely get any information or leads on who does this. It’s really unfortunate.” The most recent damage was done over the Easter long weekend on either the Friday or Saturday night. Olsen said he suspects someone driving a lifted 4x4 vehicle drove up a steep embankment in order to gain access to the field which has only one vehicle access point that is kept closed with chain link fencing. PleaSe See: Repairing the damage will cost, page 6
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By the time the weekend was over, more than 1,500 people were expected to have walked into the Mary Winspear Centre for a huge arts and crafts show. The 61st annual Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society event is a showcase of work from artists from south of the Malahat, to the Saanich Peninsula and from the Gulf Islands. Show Convenor Donna Jean, who has been with
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SOS group to act as task force watchdogs As Mayor’s task force on downtown Sidney starts, the SOS keeps rolling Steven Heywood News staff
Organizers of the new Save Our Sidney working group on the future of downtown commercial fortunes, says they hope to act as watchdogs of the Mayor’s Task Force on Downtown Revitalization. More than 50 people expressed an interest to be part of SOS following a public presentation by Sidney business owner Garry Froese and international retail consultant Richard Talbot earlier this month. The presentation, Talbot’s third, outlined the threats to downtown Sidney’s commercial viability in the face of proposed large retail developments in Central and North Saanich — and step to take to retain and attract customers. Steve Duck of the TIDES Group, facilitator of the April 9 presentation, says residents and business
owners alike hope to see results from task force meetings. The task force, created by Mayor Larry Cross, met for the first time April 24 to outline its direction. “I anticipate this to be a community-based watchdog,” Duck said, “to make sure something comes out of the task force, especially with a united front.” Duck has been working closely with the Sidney Tourism Improvement Group (STIG) which has lobbied the Town for changes to the traffic flow on Beacon Avenue and local tourist signage. With traffic off the table for the task force, Duck said he hopes it looks at the bigger picture of downtown Sidney and doesn’t disregard any ideas that come forward. “Jesken and Sandown will come,” Duck said of the two commercial projects in the works. “They will bring peo-
Richard Talbot says the SOS will review the direction of the task force. ple to this area. Along with what the Sidney Business Improvement Group is doing, there will be three groups marketing the Peninsula, hoping to attract people to come here.” Duck said he hopes the task force, which does not include any representatives from STIG or SOS, brings people together — including local experts — on this common ground. “The task force needs the opportunity to do a good job. They
also need to engage the public right from the start, not at the end.” In the end, any suggestions the task force amass will require the political will to make them happen. “We shouldn’t fear Sandown or Jesken. We should fear ourselves. We are responsible for our own successes or failures.” Duck said the SOS working group will host another presentation on May 7. Talbot, who remains involved with SOS, said the plan is to hold monthly meetings
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to open the door for fracking and ootenay MLA Bill Bennett natural gas and oil,” Steves said. has done what I reported I’ve got bad news for the socialist last November he sage of south Richmond. Oil and was doing: seizing the horns of the gas companies have operated on sacred cow that is the Agricultural farmland since before the ALR was Land Reserve. created in 1974. Henceforth there shall be two Conspiracy buffs should read land reserves. The Island, South the delegation agreement that took Coast and Okanagan, which effect just weeks after last produce 85 per cent May’s election, giving the of B.C.’s total farm Oil and Gas Commission revenue on 10 per cent of authority to administer protected land, retains its wells, pipelines and waste strict anti-development pits on farmland. If the rules. In the much larger ALR interferes with the area, non-farm uses prescribed handling of will be considered to drilling waste, it interferes help maintain the many with safety measures. economically marginal University of the farmers. This is the Fraser Valley “food Interior, Kootenay and Tom Fletcher security” professor North, where development B.C. Views Lenore Newman went on pressure is mostly an CKNW to refute what she urban myth. In remote called “uninformed arguments,” areas, ALR dictates with no relation and then offered one of her own. to reality are routinely ignored. This two-zone change is connected Political critics were quick to call to the exclusion of large tracts of this a B.C. Liberal hidden agenda Peace land for the Site C dam, she to pave the ALR for their developer said. pals. Certainly neither party’s 2013 Actually, the government platform talked about the ALR, exempted that project last although B.C. Liberal leadership December using the long-standing candidates Kevin Falcon and Mike provincial interest provision, so this de Jong promised relief from its phase of the alleged capitalist plot more senseless bureaucracy to against farmland has no effect on Peace country farmers in 2011. Site C. When the zone plan was revealed Steves is also concerned about recently, media went to ALR pioneer second homes being built and later Harold Steves, the hero of all sold rather than being destroyed Lower Mainlanders who try to tell as is the current disastrous rule. northern farmers what to do. He warns that farmers might end “My real fear is that they want
up with “non-farm neighbours,” or as we like to call them up north, neighbours. Again, this is an urban problem projected onto rural B.C., where costly restrictions mainly serve to accelerate the depopulation of rural and remote areas. Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington is livid about the legislation, which has no effect on loss of farmland in her constituency. The growing federally regulated port supersedes provincial laws and the Tsawwassen First Nation is growing a big shopping centre on its treaty land. Aboriginal entrepreneurs are also starting to force big-box development on southern Vancouver Island, home of the purest of the pure left. This is where farmers can’t even protect themselves against deer. The most damning charge is that the six regional ALR panels now in place are open to corruption under new rules. Panel members have always been cabinet appointments, but currently they have to be from outside the region so they are less likely to hand out exemptions to their friends. That is certainly something to keep an eye on. So is the status of B.C. farms, where the average farmer age is 56 and rising, and half of farms have income less than $10,000 a year. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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LETTERS Chainsaw approach to development in North Saanich Letters to the Editor A s a resident of North Saanich I am troubled about the rhetoric surrounding proposed urbanization/densification initiatives and the process of adopting them. In terms of how densification is being discussed there is, in my opinion, a chorus who paint it as addressing admirable objectives including: affordable housing, work force housing, the environment, grandparents, their children and single parents. A rezoning may or may not support these objectives but my issue is that those who do not rally behind it are painted as people who support dying communities, want to
shut the door on others from living here and don’t support families or the environment. What I find most disconcerting is the generalized negative labeling of those who query, question or wish to pause or see clarification on a development initiative. It reminds me of George Bush’s approach where an individual is defined as being either with you or if they are not, they are against you. I believe the majority who speak out against and in support actually share similar values. But in the current poisoned environment there can’t be and hasn’t been a true and meaningful dialogue on
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how best to achieve shared values. Embarking upon a path that
invites discussions is truly a sure sign of a healthy community and one which I believe all North Saanich residents seek and should be embraced by their elected councilors. If these proposals are implemented, areas demarked in the broad-brush boundaries will be open for densification and rezoning. Neighbors may decide to join their lots for rezoning and their immediate neighbours may wish to retain the rural character they valued. The potential for conflict within these areas is real. This schism and divide in the
community has occurred because the process is flawed. Asking for consultation, discussion, understanding and planning is not a sign of opposition to a healthy and thriving community. In fact it is the reverse. The process of looking at how we can best support affordable workforce housing, which supports families, single parents and low wage earners has been achieved by using a chainsaw approach rather than what could be accomplished more strategically with a pair of thoughtful scissors. John Kafka North Saanich
Readers respond: Kitimat refinery, significant scraps in North Saanich, scooter safety Black cares about the coast I can’t thank David Black enough for writing such a straight forward piece in the paper he owns. I think it was very brave and proves that not all rich conservative business men are anti environment. How refreshing that he actually cares about the future of the B.C. coast unlike our current governments. I’m
not naive and I realize he probably stands to make a big pile of money if he’s allowed to build a refinery and I also realize, for now we still depend on fossil fuels. That being said, his words were like a breath of fresh air and actually give me hope for the future. C. Scott Stofer Brentwood Bay
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Boat Show kicks off the 2014 boating season The boating lifestyle suits Vancouver Island. With its pristine waters, scenic views and mild weather, it’s no wonder the Victoria Harbour Boat Show cruises in-land year after year. And whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a novice at the helm, the Victoria Harbour Boat Show is where you’ll want to be Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4. Celebrating 24 years of bringing the best of BC boating to enthusiasts young and old, the Victoria Harbour Boat Show is Victoria’s biggest in-water show. Presented by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association, the popular annual event is known for showcasing hundreds of new and pre-owned boats for sale, along with premium on-land and dockside exhibitors and incredible new
features that will keep everyone wanting more. The B.C. Yacht Brokers Association is committed to promoting boating across the province and to ensuring that the process of buying or selling a boat in BC is a positive and exciting experience. This year’s show, sponsored by Boating BC and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, is no different. This weekend, watch for Island Flyboard’s revolutionary water sport demonstrations and the Sailing and Life Training Society’s (SALTS) two majestic tall ships, sailing into Victoria’s Inner Harbour Friday afternoon! In addition to offering boat show attendees top-of-the-line products and accessories from more than 30 exhibitors rang-
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The 2014 Marlow Mainship 32 has an overall length of 36’ 8” and comes in two layouts with sleeping accommodations offered for three to five people. The new M32 is remarkably open and spacious for its size, and features a handsome and innovative transom that electrically opens into a large swim platform when moored. Many features are introduced on this new design, some coming from her big brother, the Marlow Explorer.
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This will be the debut showing for this allnew aluminum yacht, designed by Victoria’s own Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd. The 65’ Concord is not only Coastal Craft’s largest model to date, it also introduces a luxurious new design into the yacht lineup. Powered with twin Volvo IPS1200, she reaches speeds of more than 32 knots in comfort. Many innovative features found onboard include lithium batteries, in-floor heating, ForsaStone panels, Eplex Vessel Control, and much more.
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The 24th annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show is thrilled to welcome a few brand new features to the annual event. There’s no better place for kids to discover their inner sailor than at the boat show’s Nautical Play Centre located in the Kids Zone! – a safe, fun, kid-focused area that offers young families a chance to take a break from navigating the show floor. The Kid Zone’s friendly, energetic staff have plenty of fun activities planned for aspiring young boaters, including building and decorating boats, nauticalthemed craft tables and much more – all specifically designed for kids only. Visitors can also take in the Sailing and Life Training Society’s (SALTS) two tall ships, the Pacific Grace and the Pacific Swift, that will be cruising into Victoria’s Inner Harbour Friday afternoon, May 2. SALTS’ 138’ schooner Pacific Grace will also thrill visitors with free tours for show attendees on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4.
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MYERSCOUGH, Jean October 14, 1937 - April 14, 2014 MYERSCOUGH, Frances Jean After living a full life, the last 7 years with cancer, our beloved Jean died on April 14. Surrounded by her family. Born October 14th, 1937, to Frank & Elsie Kerr at Blundellsands, Liverpool, U.K., Jean survived the blitz bombings of Liverpool in WWII. Educated at Merchant Taylorâ€™s School for Girls, and later Manchester College, Jean studied home economics, before becoming a Member of the Institutional Management Association of Great Britian. In 1960, Jean married her soul mate and best friend David Lloyd Myerscough. Jean and David had met in kindergarten, where Jean taught David how to tie his shoes. In 1962, their first son, Ian David was born in Liverpool. In 1964, the family was accepted to immigrate to either Canada or Australia. A letter from a close friend describing the natural beauty of British Columbia and opportunities available to new immigrants convinced them to cross the seas to Canada. Sight unseen, Jean and family arrived in Vancouver in 1964 to start their new life. A second son, Richard Kerr was born in 1965. In 1966, the family moved to Sidney on Vancouver Island where they immersed themselves in the beautiful marine surroundings. Constantly on the water in various craft, the family sailed, fished and island hopped, especially to Sidney Spit for beach barbecues. At her waterfront home on Roberts Bay, Jean was known for using a very loud air horn to call her sons from rowing, sailing or running wild on the beach. In the early 1970â€™s, Jean and husband David founded the Saanich Peninsula Sailing Association. From this small local club, 2 sailors went on to represent Canada in the Olympics. Jean organized regular dinghy racing and the popular Sidney Regatta. In the mid 1970â€™s the sailing club built a boat storage compound and boat ramp at Tulista Park. The ramp continues today as the popular Sidney Anglers ramp lays on top of the original. It was Jean and David who identified this dredged location next to the Ferry as the only place close to Sidney you could ramp launch a boat at low tide. Weekly sailing club meetings were always held at the Myerscough house on Roberts Bay, with Jeans baking being the major draw. Jean was so proud of her two sons, with Ian excelling in marathon running, competing in events such as the Boston Marathon, and Richard with his windsurf racing, eventually becoming an Olympian in 1988 at Seoul. Jean loved gardening and her flowers and arrangements were always incredible and could be seen weekly at St. Andrewâ€™s Church where she was part of the altar guild. She was a natural artisit, especially drawing and cross stitching original tapestries that her family hold dear, as well as creating stunning calligraphy. Jean also authored and illustrated a childrenâ€™s book when her grandchildren were born. Jean volunteered for many years with the Canadian Cancer Society. St. Andrewâ€™s Church, Sidney, and the Strata Council of Resthaven by the Sea. Jean enjoyed travelling throughout North America, Central America, Europe, small parts of North Africa and U.K. which she and David did as often as possible once he retired. Jean leaves behind husband David of 54 years, sons Ian & Richard; sister Heather (Dr. Don Treble and family, Albany, NY); daughter-in-law Laurie Anne; her four dearly loved grandchildren; Scott, Becky, Reece and Ana; sister-in-law Sue Myerscough; two nieces, Alison & Katherine, as well as cousins and friends in the U.K. and Canada. Many thanks to Dr. Darren Biberdorf. Dr. Andrew Atwell and his team at Victoria Cancer Clinic for their kindness and care, and to Dr. Myra Lynch and all the nurses, caregivers of the ERT. Sincere thank to Dr. Forester, the nurses, caregivers and volunteers at the Paliative Care Unit of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital; Thanks also to Rev. Osita Oluigbo, The Altar Guild and congregation of St. Andrewâ€™s Church, Sidney for all their prayers. At Jeanâ€™s request, there will be a private family service, at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers could be made to B.C. Cancer Research or the Palliative Care Unit at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
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Carnation Campaign helps make a difference Kyle Wells, News staff One can learn a lot about multiple sclerosis by stopping to talk to volunteers running Carnation Campaign stations around Greater Victoria on Mother’s Day weekend. Brianna Perry has been volunteering about 13 years with the MS Society of Canada and for the past two years has organized a carnation event in Vic West at Westside Village. Perry’s mother, Barri Ann Perry, lived with MS for 13 before it took her life in January 2013. Together, mother and daughter volunteered for the MS Society at events such as the Carnation Campaign, until Barri’s health prevented her from participating. “(I’m) just kind of paying it forward to the MS Society for being so good to my mom,” Perry said. “It is a really fun event.” Sometimes people don’t really acknowledge you or they just keep on walking past MS Society volunteer stands, she said. Those who do so are missing out on an opportunity to gain some awareness and help make a real difference in people’s lives, Perry said. She encourages people to stop by, ask questions, learn something about where the money goes and make a donation, should they choose to. Half of the donations go to the local chapter of the MS Society to help caregivers cover the costs of looking after a loved one. The other half goes towards research into prevention, treatment and finding a cure. The other piece of the puzzle is how important these services are to families who have members struggling with the disease, which affects an estimated 100,000 Canadians and has no cure. “It effects everybody differently,” Perry said. “I could have MS right now and not even know, versus the person like my mom, where her MS just progressed really quick and she
the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis
had gone from walking to ✦ wheelchair in no time.” The society helped Perry’s family find housing ✦ and helped secure a lawyer when her mother went into long-term care to help arrange power of attorney and address other legal MORE INFORMATION: issues. ✦ For more information on “They’ve just really been MS as well as workshops, good at helping advocate on my behalf or my mom’s programs, counselling and behalf,” she said. “They were social activities for those great. They were very good living with MS and their even at my mom’s end stage, families & caregivers, taking her to the MS clinic.” please contact the South Now when Perry attends & Central Vancouver Island and helps out at MS events, n kicks off this aig mp ca ng Chapter of the MS Society isi dra she’s joined by her sevenfun tion ia. The annual MS Carna around Greater Victor s on ati loc year-old son, Cole Rant, who of Canada: 250-388-6496 d an ts en week. Watch for ev is enthusiastic about lending a hand. He is committed to raising money for the cause at his school too, and one day a COMING UP: classmate gave him half her birthday money to him for the MS Society. May 1 - 31 – Mayor Dean Fortin proclaims May 2014 “MS Awareness Month”. “He’s excited about coming out,” Perry said. Watch for the MS flag flying at City Hall, May 1-9. The campaign runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 2 – Carnation “Caravan” volunteers at downtown pubs and restaurants sharing on May 9 and 10 at locations around Greater MS info and offering fresh carnations for a donation Victoria. This year’s campaign will feature real carnations and stickers, to be handed out Saturday, May 3 – Carnation Campaign at Abkahzi Garden & Teahouse, 1964 Fairfield Road: in exchange for a donation. 50% of admission proceeds will be directed to the MS Society, 11am-4pm email@example.com
Monday, May 5 – Cabin 12 Restaurant, 3111 Cedar Hill Rd, 9am-3pm: Join us for breakfast – all day!! 10% of all sales will be directed to the MS Society
Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10 – MS Carnation Campaign, 10am-4pm at locations across Victoria and in Sidney. Fresh carnations for a donation Monday, May 19 – Island Farms Victoria Day Parade: watch for the Reynolds’ Secondary School band in those fabulous tartan blazers and white pants marching in support of MS Awareness Month Friday, May 23 – Team taught integrated drop-in Yoga class at the Victoria YMCA-YWCA, 6:00-6:55pm, 851 Broughton St; modified chair yoga for those living with MS joining Nicole Lakas’ flow/ashtanga class Saturday, May 24 – Soccer for MS! Victoria United FC vs Vancouver Thunderbirds 2:15pm at Braefoot Park, 1359 McKenzie Ave. Sunday, May 25 – “We Gather Lilacs”, Classical Music Concert 2:30pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview Ave, Sidney: Kathryn Whitney, mezzo soprano; Danny Daniels, tenor; Braden Young, piano; works by Brittan, Walton, Lloyd Weber and more. Tickets at the door
May is MS Awareness Month Today, three more people were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in Canada.
One day in May, find out more about life with MS. 1DayinMay.ca
You can help someone with MS mssociety.ca/chapters/southisland 250-388-6496
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