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They say music is a universal language. But processing the visual clutter of sheet music can be too daunting for some. For 14-year-old Daniel Davenport, it’s nearly undoable. And yet, he’s been playing the clarinet for three years at Gordon Head middle school and is currently piping out notes to the Lord of the Rings movie theme, and trilling away to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. It’s all pretty typical for a Grade 8 student, except that Daniel has dyslexia and dysgraphia, meaning he can’t read or write. Not music, and not the English language. “My brain can’t “(Dyslexia) ... makes it so (the brain) can’t com- compute music pute music off a sheet with the (traditional off a sheet with notation),” he says. the (traditional “The brain just refuses to do anything, like it’s notation).” saying, ‘Error, does not - Daniel Davenport compute.’” Luckily, when Daniel arrived at Gordon Head middle school as a Grade 6 student he was greeted by music teacher Andrea Blair, who was willing to find a solution. Blair created a new system of sheet music, adhering specifically to Daniel’s needs. And thanks to Blair’s clever work and perseverance, Daniel has had an almost-typical experience as a member of the school band. “When Daniel wanted to play the clarinet (as a Grade 6 student) and his mom contacted me to say he had learning disabilities, I said ‘We’ll find a way,’” Blair explained.

A hop, skip and a jump Mount Douglas secondary student Rachel Krayenhoff competes in the triple jump event at the BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley on Saturday. For more coverage of the event, see Page A12.

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Saanich resident Norman Anderson, 91, who joined the Navy as a teenager just before the Second World War, was honoured in late May with a British Arctic Star Medal. Anderson, 91, and three other Greater Victoria residents (James Russell, Roland Lavallee and Edward Dallin), received the medal from Julian Fantino, Minister of Veteran Affairs, to recognize their military service in the Arctic Circle during the Second World War. Kyle Slavin/News staff

Vets honoured for Arctic service in Second World War Kyle Slavin News staff

Norman Anderson wasn’t even an adult when he dropped out of high school in Victoria and joined the Royal Canadian Navy. This was just months before the Second World War broke out. During the war he served on ships on the Murmansk Run, escorting cargo ships from North American ports through the Arctic Ocean to the Soviet Union, delivering essential supplies. The Allied convoys were involved in many battles, resulting in a high number of casualties. Late last month Saanich resident Anderson and three other former seamen were presented with the Arctic Star, a new honour recognizing military contributions in the Arctic Ocean during the Second World War. “It’s nice that the Canadian government has finally recognized that there were some people who served in the Arctic during the war, and taking convoys to our Russian then-

allies at the time,” he said after being presented with his award by Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs. The Government of the United Kingdom unveiled the honour in 2012, and recently made it available to all Commonwealth Forces. “It has been a while coming,” Fantino said. “We’re really grateful that the British government, in their wisdom, have seen the merit and worth of recognizing the service of these four men and their important work in the Second World War. “The Arctic Star is really a tribute and a recognition to those who may not have been on the front lines during that conflict, but nonetheless contributed greatly to the war effort.” Anderson, along with veterans James Russell, Roland Lavallee and Edward Dallin, were the first Canadian to receive the medal last week at a ceremony at Broadmead Lodge. “It’s exciting to see them recognized for what they did for their country,” said Chardel Farrell, Anderson’s daughter.

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Norman Anderson shows off his newly received Arctic Star Medal.

After the war, Anderson, now 91, spent the rest of his working life in the military, before retiring in January 1972. He now spends his days in Royal Oak, and plays golf a couple of times a week at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. For more information on the Arctic Star or to learn how to apply for the honour, visit veterans.gc.ca. editor@saanichnews.com

The Saanich Police Department aren’t the only ones reminding high school students to stay safe as graduation season arrives. The B.C. government is sticking to education to keep grad parties safe this spring, rather than increasing penalties for “party bus” companies. Sgt. Nick Ross, the sergeant in charge of Saanich’s school liaison section, says Island Health’s P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth), which most students have seen, covers a lot of the alcohol-related messaging that police want to remind students of at this time of year. “The message is the same. We certainly want them to enjoy themselves, because this is a big event – it’s the culmination of 12 years of hard work and effort on their part. But the big message is to be careful,” he said. The P.A.R.T.Y. Program gives students a hands-on look at the effects of alcohol and the impact it can have on a driver. “Be careful and go out with a plan. What are you going to do and how are you going to be safe?,” Ross said. On the government side of things, officials are more concerned about under-aged “We certainly drinking at house parties and bush parties than want students to enjoy alcohol served in limousines and buses that have themselves, because this is become a popular way for a big event. ... But the big young people to go out on message is to be careful.” the town. - Saanich police Transportation Minister Todd Stone said party Sgt. Nick Ross bus operators have been reminded that no open liquor is allowed in any vehicle, and inspections will continue with violators risking loss of their licences. At a graduation safety event in Victoria, RCMP and ICBC representatives stressed that there are grad-related fatalities every spring, and the problem extends to adult-sanctioned parties. Inspector Ted Emanuels, officer in charge of the B.C. RCMP’s enhanced traffic services, said any event or transportation where alcohol is served to minors is not a safe grad. “The misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol are the underlying factor in grad events where the police get involved, including physical assault, sexual assault, fights and accidental injuries,” Emanuel said. “ On average, there are four teens killed in graduationrelated vehicle incidents each year in B.C., with another 1,140 injured. Jill Blacklock, ICBC’s road safety manager, said parents need to discuss transportation plans with teens before every event they go to, giving them more than one option. Programming taxi numbers into their phones and checking transit schedules before they go out are recommended. After grad is over, the summer ahead is a time of parties that need the same kind of planning, Blacklock said. Emanuels said one of the most difficult jobs in policing is knocking on somebody’s door in the middle of the night to report a fatality. “Answering that door is worse,” he said. “Our objective is that your kids wake you up at (4 a.m.) and not us.” – with files from Kyle Slavin editor@saanichnews.com


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING BYLAWS (Single Family Dwelling-minimum lot size-standard 930m2 and panhandle 1300m2) for the purpose of subdivision to create one additional lot for single family dwelling use. An exemption from the minimum 10% perimeter road frontage requirement for the proposed panhandle lot will be considered. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING for the purpose of a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7, on TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm, to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaws and permits. A.

“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9266” PROPOSED REZONING ON KENMORE ROAD To rezone Lot C, Section 17, Victoria District, Plan 9311 (1602 KENMORE ROAD) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RD-1 (Two Family Dwelling) in order to construct a two-family dwelling. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the building and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings. (Adjourned from the Public Hearing held on March 10, 2014.)

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(i) “ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9278” PROPOSED NEW ATTACHED HOUSING - AFFORDABLE HOUSING ZONE The intent of this proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment is to create a new RTAH (Attached Housing-Affordable Housing) Zone with attached housing, home occupation office and accessory buildings as permitted uses. Regulations with respect to lot coverage, density, buildings and structures for attached housing units, accessory buildings and structures, and lot size are unique to this proposed zone and interested persons are encouraged to obtain a copy of the bylaw.

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9275” PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TOURIST ACCOMMODATION – HIGH DENSITY ZONE C-11 The purpose of this Zoning Bylaw Amendment is to amend the existing C-11 (Tourist Accommodation – High Density) Zone to permit office use to a maximum 275 m2 gross floor area on Lot A, Section 7, Victoria District, Plan 43259 (3269 MAPLE STREET). This proposed amendment will allow for the construction of an office and restaurant addition to the Accent Inn on that property. An amendment to the DEVELOPMENT PERMIT for this site will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and to allow a variance for parking. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the lands and buildings.

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9276” PROPOSED REZONING FOR TWO FAMILY DWELLING ON TATTERSALL DRIVE To rezone Lot 9, Section 62, Victoria District, Plan 9193 (1206 TATTERSALL DRIVE) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RD-1 (Two Family Dwelling) in order to construct a two-family dwelling. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.

(ii) “ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9279” PROPOSED REZONING ON CEDAR HILL CROSS ROAD To rezone Parcel C (DD 2202W) of Lot 33, Section 32, Victoria District, Plan 721, Except Parts in Plan VIP81269 and EPP27987 (4000 CEDAR HILL CROSS ROAD) from Zone RS-10 (Single Family Dwelling) to a new Zone RT-AH (Attached HousingAffordable Housing) in order to construct a four unit townhouse building for an affordable housing project by Habitat for Humanity Victoria. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and to allow variances for parking. A COVENANT will be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings. A Housing Agreement will also be considered to secure the property for affordable housing.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE OF LAND TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VICTORIA If Bylaws No. 9278 And No. 9279 are adopted, the District of Saanich intends to sell Parcel C (DD 2202W) of Lot 33, Section 32, Victoria District, Plan 721, Except Parts in Plan VIP81269 and EPP27987 (4000 Cedar Hill Cross Road) as shown on the map above, to Habitat for Humanity Victoria for $156,675 which represents a discount of 45% based on the appraised market value of approximately $285,000. Habitat for Humanity Victoria has provided a down payment of 10%. An additional 20% will be paid upon issuance of the building permit, or within one year of the date Bylaws No. 9278 and No. 9279 are adopted. The remaining 70% will be paid upon issuance of the occupancy permit, or within one year of the issuance of the building permit. The proposed bylaws, permits and relevant reports may be inspected or obtained from the Legislative Division between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, from May 29, 2014 to June 10, 2014 inclusive, except for weekends and statutory holidays. The report(s) from the Director of Planning regarding the above applications are available on the Saanich website at: A: Kenmore Road

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9277” PROPOSED REZONING FOR TWO LOT SUBDIVISION ON LOCHSIDE DRIVE

Enquiries and comments may be submitted by mail or by email and must be received no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All correspondence submitted will form part of the public record and may be published in a meeting agenda.

To rezone Lot 1, Section 28, Lake District, Plan 32377 (4906 LOCHSIDE DRIVE) from Zone RS-18 (Single Family Dwelling-minimum lot size-2ha) to Zone RS-12

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The joys of spring The shores of Beaver Lake are teeming with springtime life, like this dragonfly, resting on this long blade of grass by the water’s edge. Sean Roper/News intern

Accent Inn to move offices to Saanich as part of rebuild April 2013 arson razed restaurant Kyle Slavin News staff

When fire swept through the ABC Restaurant at the Accent Inn on Maple Street in Saanich last year, the owners of the hotel vowed to rebuild. Now those rebuild plans are set to go to public hearing next week, with a proposal to build something bigger and better than before. “Because of zoning, I could’ve just rebuilt exactly what was there and would probably have a restaurant up and running now,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO

of Accent Inns. “But here was an opportunity to build something awesome, so we decided to go through the whole development permit process to really make our Victoria Accent Inn the flagship for the whole chain.” Proposed is a new restaurant, which would be slightly smaller than the one destroyed by fire, as well as a spa and offices to relocate corporate offices from Victoria to Saanich. “Our head office has never been at a hotel, so we’re all pretty jazzed about being close to the action and being in a brand new building in Saanich,” Farmer said. She says she has already secured a tenant for the restaurant: Bin 4 Burger Lounge.

“They’re a father-daughter business, just like we are, and as soon as I met with them I felt it would be a great partnership,” she said. Saanich police believe the April 12, 2013 was deliberately set, and it remains an active investigation. Four other suspicious fires were set the same night in Saanich, all of which were extinguished before any major damage was done. If the public hearing at Saanich council on June 11 goes the way Farmer hopes, she would like to have construction crews on site by September. The public hearing happens Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at 770 Vernon Ave. editor@saanichnews.com

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Walkout won’t end job action It’s encouraging to see students from across the province stepping out and speaking up on the ongoing negotiations between their teachers and the provincial government. Many students are expected to walk out of class today (Wednesday) holding placards and pickets to remind both parties that the decisions they are making related to rotating strikes and teacher lockouts are having the greatest impact on their education. While we are thrilled to see non-voting age British Columbians show an interest in political matters, we feel the students’ direction is misguided and won’t accomplish much. The two sides will still go back to the bargaining table arguing over numbers and priorities. Today is the only day this week that no teacher in B.C. will be picketing – meaning all students from all schools in B.C. should be in class today. It also means that the students who participate in the walkout will miss two days of classes this week. With just a couple of weeks before finals, students of all skill levels need all the in-class time with teachers they can get to prepare themselves. One day per week of strikes is out of students’ control, but two days isn’t. We’re sure some students see the word “walkout” and treat it as an opportunity to skip classes. But we hope that’s not the case for most willing to risk losing another day of learning at such a crucial time of the school year. We hope the BCTF and the provincial government take note that students are ready and willing to walk. Even the threat of an organized walkout should be enough to remind the adults on both sides that students are being impacted the most in this dispute. Regardless of which side of the debate one happens to be on, no one wants to see this whole sorry affair drag on and put the education of our children at risk. And if you can help it by being in class when class is in session, that’s the best way of not risking your education. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Farmland fate a test for parties farmland. The B.C. Liberal government’s That might be a valid concern, bill to divide the Agricultural Land but there are a couple of factual Reserve into two zones has passed, problems. First, every after one of the nastier appointment to the exchanges I’ve seen in a ALC, at the regional or decade covering the B.C. provincial level, is made legislature. by the B.C. government. “You’re all a bunch It’s been that way of corrupt liars,” NDP since the Dave Barrett agriculture critic Nicholas administration set it up Simons yelled as the in 1973. government cut off a long Second, the regional and mostly repetitious panels are not new. The debate that dominated the B.C. Liberals imposed final days of the legislature Tom Fletcher them in 2003. If this session. B.C. Views was their method of Not to be outdone, corrupting the process to cabinet minister Bill dismantle the ALR, that would have Bennett replied to Simons’ heckle largely happened in the years since. about Kootenay rancher Faye Surely by this time they would have Street, one of Bennett’s most vocal found enough greedy political hacks supporters as he pushed through who hate farming to subvert the changes to the land reserve to ease process. land use restrictions in rural zones. I’ve written before about the Bennett advised Simons to offer legitimate concerns of places his remarks to Street in person. like Merritt and Vanderhoof and “She’ll kick your ass,” Bennett said. Dawson Creek, where some ALR The on-the-record debate rules and decisions simply don’t wasn’t much better. Columbia make sense. River-Revelstoke NDP MLA Norm Strict secondary residence rules Macdonald summed up his party’s are needed in areas with non-farm biggest objection with his charge development pressure. In most that “a bunch of Liberal political hacks” will be appointed to regional rural areas, they are a mistake, and are frequently ignored. panels of the Agricultural Land The debate wasn’t entirely devoid Commission. of honesty and civility. Macdonald The government’s scheme, interrupted his string of baseless Macdonald and other NDP critics accusations to note that under predicted, is to unleash a flood of the current system, 75 per cent ALR land removals, to enrich B.C. of exclusion applications in the Liberal supporters by allowing Kootenay region are approved. development on productive

If that’s the case, what is really broken that needs to be fixed? It’s a good question that the government did not adequately answer. And credit also goes to the new agriculture minister, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, who inherited a public relations mess left by the brief and boneheaded performance of Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm. Braving the heckling at the end, Letnick put aside his partisan talking points and gave his personal assurance that the government’s intention is to support farming in those places where non-farm income is the only thing that keeps people on the land. As soon as the theatrics had died down, the B.C. NDP sent out a fundraising plea to its members to help “save” the ALR. The party is broke and desperate after losing its fourth straight election, and it hopes to activate its declining donor base by portraying the changes as the imminent slaughter of its most sacred cow. Voters have three years before the next election to assess this situation. If there is a flood of exclusions of prime agricultural land, then the NDP will be able to make its case that its warnings were at least partially true. If this does not take place, then the government’s position will be vindicated. We’ll find out the truth. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

‘The debate wasn’t entirely devoid of honesty and civility.’


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LETTERS Teacher pay cuts a bad move It’s unfortunate that the public perception is that teachers and support staff work 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, and get spring and Christmas breaks and summer holidays off. However, many of our staff work close to 50 hours per week during the school year – that doesn’t count the many countless hours that they spend volunteering for extra-curricular activities and community events, and doing job prep. When I was informed yesterday that our staff in the Greater Victoria School District had received a 10-percent cut in their paycheques, I was outraged and disgusted. Since both the BCTF and BCPSEA are awaiting for the ruling from the Labour Relations Board, I felt that the pay deduction was premature. Yes I am a School Trustee and

BCPSEA represents us at the bargaining table. However, I absolutely do not agree with the province’s tactics or their definition of “bargaining in good faith”! Should the LRB rule in favour of the BCTF, our already overworked school district staff (yes, they too put in many long hours as they work in the same underfunded public system) will have to

adjust everyone’s paycheque the following pay period. If the Premier and Education Minister really cared about our students, they would think twice before making impulsive decisions that will have long-term consequences in an already volatile environment! Edith Loring-Kuhanga Greater Victoria school trustee

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the U-14s with wife, Tara and Darren Reisig. They’ll also cocoach the Summer Games team. “This is probably their first opportunity to play on an elite team of sorts.” At the jamboree, the Island squad had a tight game in the final against Okanagan South. They led 26-21 at halftime, trailed for a time in the third quarter but poured it on late to win going away, 53-38. The win marked the first time in some years, if not ever, that an Island team has won the tournament, said Tara Beaucamp Other Saanich team members included Sierra Reisig, Maddie Manns, Abby McMillan-Beaucamp and alternate Kasha Ross.


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Ant colonies get spring fever in Saanich Daniel Palmer News staff

Gordon Head and the Blenkinsop Valley are rife with nuisance odorous house ants, and these insects are becoming a headache to residents living in those areas. “The homeowners in that area can attest to these insects being the true essence of the word pest,” said Kurtis Brown, technical supervisor at Victoria Pest Control. “Most people refer to them as sugar ants, and they’re very difficult to control in a large-level urban population.” In the wild, odorous house ants keep to one queen and a colony of about 100 workers. But in urban settings, the ants can grow to super colonies several hectares in size. “And the ants are co-operating, they’re not fighting one another. It’s a huge co-operative colony,” he said. Homes in the Blenkinsop Valley are a perfect nesting ground for these ants because the nearby farmland is full of their primary food source: aphids. “So you’ve got this huge area that’s watered, and productive, and lush, and you’ve got houses right beside them,” Brown said. “There’s at least a block’s worth of houses that I know of that this has been an issue for years and year and years.” While these ants are pests, they won’t damage your home, he added. Also on the rise this spring in Greater Victoria is two non-native moth species that are eating their way through natural fibre rugs at an alarming pace this spring, according to Stephen “Dusty” Roberts, owner-operator of Luv-A-Rug cleaning services. The tiny case-bearing clothes moth and webbing clothes moth like to lay their eggs in dirty fibre before offspring consume and make a nest out of the same spot. Often the damage goes unnoticed until the rugs are cleaned and loose fibres fall out. “The moths have been getting

Odorous house ants, case-bearing clothes moths and webbing clothes moths are on the rise this year throughout Greater Victoria. Stephen “Dusty” Roberts, from Luv-A-Rug, looks through a hole eaten in a carpet by moth larvae. Casings from the larvae can be seen sprinkled across the carpet surface. Don Denton/News staff

worse for the last five years, but this year takes the cake,” Roberts said. “We’re seeing one in every two or three rugs with moth damage. Ten years ago, I’d see maybe one in 100.” Claudia Copley, entomology collection manager at the Royal B.C. Museum, said the two introduced moth species look for soiled natural fibre in dark places. In rugs, pet urine or excrement sediment is a perfect nesting place for the homebody creatures, which often nest on the underside of rugs to make detection more difficult. “They just eat any sort of protein-rich material, even a well-worn pair of socks. They get a lot of protein off the oil,” Copley said. “I actually ended up with these particular moths in my home when I brought in an old bird’s nest but didn’t freeze it.” Freezing is one of the most effective ways of killing unseen moth larvae, Copley said, although frequent inspection and proper storage of clothing

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At 6-foot-11, Eric Hegadoren is an intimidating sight on the mound. The right hander out of Saanich’s Lambrick Park secondary is currently one of six players signed to a 10-day contract to start the season with the Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League. Hegadoren knows he doesn’t have a lot of room for error if he wants to make the team. “I have to throw well on those days to get a chance. That’s all I can do,” he said. This year Hegadoren, who is still improving on his 89 mileper-hour fastball, played junior college ball at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. He didn’t make any starts but

- Eric Hegadoren on his 10-day contract will likely get that chance when he returns as a sophomore Eric Hegadoren next year. “(Junior college) was a lot of fun and a big learning experience, a big jump from the (Premier Baseball League),” Hegadoren said. “There’s some great players there looking to put in a good year and get drafted, it’s good baseball.” Hegadoren is actually one of three right-handed pitchers currently signed to the

HarbourCats from the 2013 B.C. Premier Baseball League champion Victoria Eagles, along with 2013 BCPBL MVP Brandon Feldman and Brett Hull. The latter duo played for Otero Junior College in Colorado. Tomorrow night (June 5) the HarbourCats host a local premier baseball league select squad of players chosen from the Victoria Eagles and Victoria Mariners teams at Royal Athletic Park. Game time is 7 p.m. The HarbourCats open the WCL season in Kelowna on Friday and at RAP on Tuesday, June 10. reporter@saanichnews.com

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Dozens of Saanich athletes competed at the BC High School Track and Field provincial championships in Langley last weekend. Many came away with medals and other strong achievements, highlighted below. n Mount Douglas It was a huge year for the throwing members of Mount Douglas secondary school’s track and field team, which is better known for its prowess on the track. Leading Mount Doug was Sam Willett, who won the senior men’s hammer throw by nearly two metres over the next thrower, with a measure of 55.87 metres. Willett also finished fifth in the senior men’s discus. Mount Doug’s Ru Beal made the senior men’s javelin podium with a 44.6 metre throw, third overall.

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n Reynolds Christina Martinusen made the podium with a 2.60 metre leap, the third highest in the junior women’s pole vault. Kelsey Carrothers narrowly missed out on medaling in all three junior women’s throwing events, as she took first in the junior women’s shot-put with a 12.7-metre throw, fourth in javelin with a 34.62m throw, and third in discus with 32.27m. Please see: Track and field successes, Page A13

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Lindsay Cole finished second in the senior women’s pole vault by clearing 2.85 metres, just 25 centimetres back of the leader. Cole’s teammate Moss Bruton-Joe was fifth in the pole vault, leaping 2.5m high, and Emery Whitney was ninth, 2.35m. Lindsey Frederiksen nearly won the junior women’s hammer throw with a measure of 54.21, and finished with silver, two cm back of winner Camryn Rogers from Richmond. Francis Abrill cleared 2.95 metres, fourth in the junior men’s pole vault.

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Fernando Saide, above, from Lambrick Park secondary, competes in the men’s 300m hurdles at the 2014 BC High School Track & Field Championships in Langley. Saide was 22nd overall. Abby Goldschmid of Mount Douglas secondary, below, competes in the junior women’s 300m hurdles. Goldschmid also ran in the junior women’s 80m hurdles but her best finish was in the 300m, where she was sixth, finishing with a time of 47.27 seconds.


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Track and field successes from Saanich schools Continued from Page A12

Taylor Lyman led the way for Reynolds secondary with two trips to the podium. Lyman ran to second in the junior men’s 800-metre final with a time of 1:59.25, and was third in the junior men’s 400-metre run with a time of 50.87 seconds. Reigning Island cross-country champion Erik Evans finished fourth in the track equivalent, the senior men’s 3,000 metre with a time of 8:49.81 Steven Schan was third in the junior mens’ 300-metre hurdle, 41.24 seconds. n Lambrick Park Following in the footsteps of former Lambrick Park secondary’s B.C. throwing champ Adam Keenan was Martin Eckard, who won the junior men’s shot-put with a throw of 13.41 metres. Lambrick’s Brody Bruchbacher was fourth in the 100-metre junior men’s hurdles, while teammate Nolan Tesch was eighth. n St. Andrew’s High The fab four of Jordan Piercy, Natalie McFall, Brea Christie, Olivia Pearse took silver in the senior women’s 4x100-metre relay. Emily Blair, Grade 8, was second in the women’s 400-metre dash and Bridget Mateyko, was fourth in the Grade 8 women’s 3,000-metre run.

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Daniel Davenport plays clarinet during a break at Gordon Head middle school. Every note he plays is colour-coded into a unique style of sheet music by music teacher Andrea Blair, allowing Daniel, who has dyslexia, to read the music.

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It took some doing, but Blair eventually found a way. At first she worked with Daniel to colour-code each of the 12 notes on a chromatic scale, including sharps and flats. It was successful and carried him into his second year of band, but, as the music grew more complicated, Daniel found the colourized notes on the traditional notation was something he just couldn’t process. That’s when, he decided it would be easier to simply do away with the traditional notation and go with colour only. “When I would play a note, I wouldn’t see it’s position on the staff as the key to knowing which note to play, I’d see the colour,” Daniel said. “I don’t have time to think about the position of each note on the staff. The colour tells me where to put my fingers. When I was able to communicate that to Mrs. Blair, we got to where we are today.” As a thank you for her dedication to her son, Daniel’s mother, Lesley, has nominated Blair for several awards, including the national canadianfamily.ca Teacher Award (for which she currently sits fourth in voting), and the

Andrea Blair Black Press Great Teachers award. “Not only does she (code) the music on her own time, on top of running a band program with over 200 kids, she also meets with Daniel every Wednesday morning for 45 minutes before school to go over things oneon-one,” Lesley said. “It’s taken years on her part of trying to find a way, of not giving up, to find something his brain can process. And now they have it down.” There’s still a few things that could be worked out, but for the most part the system is in place, Blair says. The biggest problem is the time it takes to do the colour-coding by hand. “The next step is to build software that can do this for us, and that others could use,” Blair said.

Knowing Daniel has dyslexia can be deceiving: his articulation is extremely accelerated, as he speaks with the vocabulary of a dedicated graduate student. Thanks to dictation software, he’s a straight A student, a child of the modern technology era. Still, it was with trepidation when Lesley originally signed Daniel into the band at Gordon Head, as per his request. “He was set on the clarinet. I was not too sure what to expect. When he was five years old we put him in piano and after two years of being in a great class, and having a great time, he still couldn’t play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. So we just stopped,” Lesley said. Now Daniel is an important member of the school band. The other kids notice the sheet music on his stand is different but it’s no big deal. “And all of this is just to make music an option in his life. (Blair) was willing to make that effort just for one kid she didn’t even know,” Lesley said. In September Daniel will attend Lambrick Park secondary school where he will continue with band. Blair has already committed to continue colour-coding music for Daniel as long as he’s in band. reporter@saanichnews.com


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While construction crews tend to multiply on Greater Victoria roads in the coming months, Saanich residents looking to hit the beach for a bit of local fun in the sun will also come face-to-face with these crews construction. Work is now underway to improve Gyro Park at Cadboro Bay, making it more accessible to all park users and to help deal with some of the drainage issues that surface when the water level rises in the winter months. Expect work crews to be on site until October, as the park undergoes

a big transformation, with the addition of new swing sets, a zipline, a new playground and the relocation of the concrete octopus and salmon figures. Access to the beach won’t be impacted, but machinery and trucks will be on site throughout the course of the construction. Key to the upgrades is making the popular park more accessible. To complement last year’s addition of a wheelchair ramp and mats that allow wheelchair and scooter users onto the sandy beach, the park upgrades will be even more inclusive. More ramps will be added to the play areas, and a sensory garden is being built to give all visitors a chance to enjoy the site. “Plant selections to be made will be sensitive to the conditions of the site and provide interesting sensory attributes for touch, smell and visual

interest,” reads information from Saanich parks and recreation. “As part of the sensory garden, three panels that include a sign language panel, a Braille panel and a musical chimes panel to encourage inclusion for all children and adults with varying degrees of ability. “A separate sensory play centre is also going to be nearby as a standalone feature that includes a marble panel that offers a visual, auditory and tactile experience with its brilliant wall of marbles and a rain sound wheel that offers auditory and visual input while developing dexterity.” Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard says accessibility is an issue that the municipality is becoming more aware of every year. Please see: Access to parks, Page A16

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A better bus ride for parents and children Saanich group aims to educate transit users on strollers Kyle Slavin News staff

Amber Daniels is a regular BC Transit user. While most of her experiences riding the bus are uneventful, she sometimes has difficulties travelling with her two-year-old son Jaedon in his stroller because she doesn’t know her rights and responsibilities. “Sometimes people are just grouchy and they don’t want to move out of the seats to make room for a stroller,” she said. “And sometimes the bus driver doesn’t wait until you lock your stroller to start moving, making it unsafe sometimes.” Daniels is not alone in these expe-

riences. Parents with strollers in Greater Victoria have been passed up by buses, asked to leave buses to make way for wheelchairs, to leave buses because their child was crying, and have had to deal with unaccommodating passengers. “We talked to a lot of women, and the amount of them that were reporting these incidents was huge,” said Colleen Hobson, executive director of Saanich Neighbourhood Place. Tots on Transit (TOTS), a new partnership between Saanich Neighbourhood Place, Success by 6 and Island Health, aims to reduce those incidents by informing parents, passengers and BC Transit drivers on how to deal in these situations. TOTS this month released three tools – a brochure, a stroller tag and a small thank you card – that parents can use to better inform themselves when these bad experiences on the bus arise.

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Victoria resident Amber Daniels and her son Jaedon, 2, sit in a BC Transit bus during a Tots on Transit education event at Pearkes Recreation Centre that focused on improving the transit experience for parents, passengers and drivers. Kyle Slavin/News staff

Meribeth Burton, spokesperson for BC Transit, says there is existing policy in place in regards to a lot of the issues that parents report. Buses are first come, first served, and parents do not need to leave a bus if they’re asked to make way for a wheelchair or other passengers. There are also size restrictions for strollers: two feet wide by four feet long. “We encourage parents, whenever possible, to have those strollers folded safely under the seats. There are people with mobility aids and walkers, who don’t have the option of folding their strollers, and have to share the same priority seats with parents with strollers,” she said.

“The limitations we put on strollers and mobility aids is for the safety of all passengers,” added Rob Brown, a safety and training officer with BC Transit. “It can’t enter into the aisle in case of an emergency. We’re not prejudicing against parents with big, fancy strollers, it’s about whether or not it’s safe for all passengers onboard.” Burton said if you do have a bad experience with a fellow passenger, let your driver know. If you have a bad experience with your driver, call BC Transit customer service at 250-3826161. Hobson acknowledges that educating parents and bus drivers is likely the easy part of the TOTS campaign. Ensuring

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other bus passengers are just as knowledgeable and accommodating could be a challenge. “The smallest positive thing can make a huge difference in that parent’s life. Extend yourself a little bit, especially if you’re feeling a little grumpy,” she said. “Those parents are on there because they have to be, and when you have a child it doesn’t always work out how you want it. Sometimes the children are hungry and tired, and they would rather be on there with a happy, smiling baby, too. Try to remember that.” TOTS anticipates the tools will be available to parents at neighbourhood houses throughout Greater Victoria by summer. For more information, contact Hobson at Saanich Neighbourhood Place at 250360-1148. editor@saanichnews.com

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“Gyro is our first park upgrade that has this much more aggressive approach to making it accessible from the beach to everywhere else in the park,” he said. “(The sensory garden and play centre) are far and away more than anything we’ve done in any other park. We’re going to be proud of it. This is something I want us to get really good at.” For more info on the park upgrades, visit saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/projects/current/cadboro. html. editor@saanichnews.com

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Saanich libraries benefiting from new book return system New floating collection means top GVPL picks siphoned from Victoria Daniel Palmer News staff

Thinning book shelves at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s busy Central branch are worrying some avid readers, but librarians say this isn’t the result of books disappearing or being thrown away. Instead, it’s due to a new floating collection system that was implemented last year that’s seeing popular books stay at the smaller neighbourhood branches like Emily Carr and Nellie McClung. “Anything that involves books can be emotional, but personally and professionally, I wouldn’t allow books to be thrown out and removing books at all is not something we do lightly,” said Rina Hadziev, collections co-ordinator at the Greater Victoria Public Library. The floating collection system allows library users to return books to any Capital Region branch, and the receiving branch then adds that book to its collection. “Before, if a book were returned elsewhere, we’d send it back to the original library. But that was proving onerous and we were shuttling them all around the region in a truck,” she said. One of the curious outcomes of the floating collection is that heavily used libraries like the Central branch are seeing far less fiction returns, Hadziev added. More than likely, downtown workers are checking out books during the week

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oversight or consideration, a claim that Hadziev said is completely unfounded. The criteria for permanently removing and adding library books is exhaustive: considerations include cultural relevance, condition, accuracy and when it was last checked out. “It would be highly inappropriate to apply a blanket criteria to removing our books,” she said. “There are other areas of the collection where not having been checked out isn’t really a factor.” Books about domestic or sexual assault and medical texts are rarely checked out but often read in-library, whereas a children’s book about Pluto being a planet would likely be removed and recycled. To remedy the thinning collection at Central branch, Hadziev and her team are now shipping some popular books back to the library. While the process still requires some fine-tuning, Hadziev said frequent library users should notice an improvement in fiction selection. “Maintaining a collection is like maintaining a garden, it’s a living thing,” Hadziev said. “It’s part art, part science. … We have the second-highest circulation rate in Canada, which means we have holes for a reason, but we take our stewardship role very seriously.” dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Eye hazards in the backyard Some day soon the rain will stop, and we will venture outdoors to do dour bit in making Victoria “the Garden City”. Before setting out to tame your own personal wilderness, stop and think about your eyes (and other body parts). Pruning and trimming can be hazardous. A branch snapping back and hitting the eye can cause www.oakbayoptometry.com mechanical damage and possibly toxic reaction or infection. A projectile, from a weedeater lawnmower, Dr. NeilorPaterson can also cause serious damage to your body.Sutter Dr. Suzanne Perhaps you use an arsenalOptometrists or herbicides and pesticides to help control your garden? Or you have a 100 -2067 pool which requires chlorine? These chemicals aren’t Cadboro Bay Rd. eye-friendly either. If you do splash a chemical in the eye, flush the eye immediately with vast, huge, enor250-595-8500 mous quantities of clean cold water; then go to Emergency if necessary. The good news is that eye protection is simple and Dr. Rachel Rushforth* inexpensive. Safety glasses and goggles that fit over www.admiralsvision.ca prescription glasses are all that is required, and you *Denotes Optometric Corporation can find them in your local hardware store. Our local eye surgeons would rather spend their weekends with Rd.injuries (near Thrifty their106-1505 families thanAdmirals treating ocular that Foods) are easily prevented. Have a happy and safe spring and summer.

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