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grieving family or a family waiting on a child in surgery, and going to the locker and picking a quilt and coming back is Jessica Lambrick and Isaac Miller left something nice for the parents, someSaanich for BC Children’s Hospital in thing that brings them a bit of comfort.” Lambrick is now following in the lovNovember while Lambrick was 39 weeks pregnant. The couple returned home a ing footsteps of the Pumpkin Seeds with her own blanket-making group, Hearts for few short weeks later with no baby. Hannah Miller was just six days old Hannah. “The quilt had a really big impact on when she died of a congenital lung defect, alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalign- us. So I wanted to give back by crochetment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV). ing,” Lambrick says. “I got together nine Fewer than 200 infants worldwide have women in my life who all feel a really deep ever been diagnosed with the rare dis- connection and love for Hannah, and we order that makes it hard for the lungs to all together dedicate our time and talent and yarn, for other famiexchange oxygen and “When we relocated to lies and other babies that carbon dioxide. fought hard like Hannah.” What Lambrick and Vancouver we didn’t have Lambrick, 29, learned Miller did come home with, though, was a any of our possessions. But to crochet while in university, and she and a friend quilt, handmade by vol- we had this (blanket) for sold handmade dish unteers and donated to Hannah.” clothes at craft fairs to BC Children’s. - Jessica Lambrick make a little bit of money. “It was really imporThe goal is to donate at tant that we had that blanket from the Pumpkin Seeds. When least 100 blankets to BC Children’s Hoswe relocated to Vancouver we didn’t have pital on Dec. 4, 2014 – what would have any of our possessions. But we had this been Hannah’s first birthday. So far the for Hannah,” Lambrick says. “It was some- group has made 33 blankets. While Lambrick doesn’t have space in thing to hold when we left the hospital without her. It really had a huge impact her living room to fit more crocheters at the monthly meeting, anyone interested on us.” The Pumpkin Seeds is a group of 22 in donating yarn or crocheted blankets to women based out of Vancouver that has assist Hearts for Hannah would be greatly been quilting and donating out of a love of appreciated, she says. “This is just another way that we’re giving for more than 17 years. “It’s something we really enjoy doing. honouring Hannah,” Lambrick says. “We Everyone in the group gets great satis- live our lives to the fullest now for her, faction from giving,” says Pumpkin Seed and this is just another way of giving back founding member Ione MacLennan, a for- in her memory.” Anybody interested in making a donamer Victoria resident who learned to quilt while living here in the 1980s. She now tion to Hearts for Hannah can contact Lambrick at jessica_lambrick@hotmail. lives in Vancouver. “The nurses have said to us that some- com. editor@saanichnews.com times they need to take a break from a

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Barrie Keefe, president of the Saanich Fusion FC soccer association, stands outside the organization’s Gordon Head clubhouse at Tyndall Park. The soccer club is asking neighbours to keep an eye out for mischievous behaviour, as the field and clubhouse have been vandalized in two separate incidents in the past six months, costing the not-for-profit community soccer club thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs. Travis Paterson/News staff

Vandals wreak havoc on Gordon Head pitch Saanich Fusion soccer field damaged twice in six-month period Travis Paterson News staff

Vandals struck at Saanich Fusion FC’s Tyndall Park turf soccer pitch and clubhouse for the second time in six months earlier this month. During the night of Saturday, June 7, a table was destroyed, the clubhouse barbecue was tipped over and damaged, and garbage was strewn about the grounds at 4368 Tyndall Ave. Some of the sponsor

signs along the fence were defaced with unsavoury language. “A door to storage had been left unlocked, unfortunately, allowing (the vandals) access to equipment and more than a hundred soccer balls which were kicked all over the place,” said Fusion president Barrie Keefe. It’s the second time Tyndall has been targeted in about six months. Both incidents were reported to Saanich Police. “We had a previous incident at Christmastime. Someone used a knife to cut three of our soccer nets off. They were thrown about, one of them onto a stop sign along Tyndall Avenue,” Keefe said. The nets cost up to $400 each to replace, he added.

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security here,” Keefe said. “Hopefully the neighbourhood will heighten its awareness of any suspicious activity.” Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says there haven’t been any other notable vandalism incidents reported in the area. He recommends residents remain vigilant and report any suspicious people or activity. The clubhouse and turf field are flanked by houses along the south side. But the property becomes quite dark when the lights go out at 10 p.m. If anyone has information or knows of any similar incidents that have occurred in the area, they can call Saanich police at 250-475-4321. reporter@saanichnews.com

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Cougar season is here and Saanich police want to remind residents that we’ve successfully co-existed with the predatory animals with few incidents for years. A sighting late Saturday night prompted a Cordova Bay woman to report the animal’s whereabouts, around Wesley Road and Alvarado Court at 11:30 p.m. “With large tracts of space and greenbelts just beyond Cordova Bay, it’s not unexpected to see them there,” said Sgt. Steve Eassie. “Nearby is a large number of natural food sources, including deer, for example.

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Year-end strike not about kids B.C. teachers were expected to fall into a full-scale strike yesterday (Tuesday), after the News’ deadline. As local teachers contemplated strike action, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation will use it to exert “maximum pressure” on Students are the the provincial biggest losers government. Should Victoria in union battle decide not to cave in to the BCTF’s demands – which it cannot – and push come to shove, teachers could be out of their classrooms in the final weeks of the school year. That is simply unconscionable, and unethical. Students across the province have already been negatively impacted by three weeks of rotating one-day teacher walkouts in every district. While the government has guaranteed final exam marking and grades, kids undergoing final lessons, year-end review, and in some cases, getting extra help in attaining the best marks possible in final unit tests and exams – top academics and learning challenged alike – have missed vital instructional time. This is certainly not “about the children” as the BCTF insists. This is about a prolonged, self-serving spitting contest between the provincial government and one of the most militant unions in B.C. Staging a full-scale strike in the critical closing frames of a school year would be nothing more than deliberately detrimental for tens of thousands of public school children and teens who have already paid a price in this unacceptable battle. There is nothing about jeopardizing the achievement and enjoyment of this year’s crop of students – especially the Grade 12 grads – that is justifiable in principle or practicality. When this battle finally ends, these kids will be the losers. And that is just wrong. 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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Ontario election lessons for B.C. $1 billion cancellation of plans to “Liberal” is becoming one of the construct two natural gas-fired most ill-defined words in Canadian power plants before the 2011 politics. election. The gas plants Here in B.C., a Liberal is were to stabilize erratic a Conservative, or at least output from wind and a fiscal conservative, bent solar power, a Europeanon balancing budgets and style climate change battling big unions to force gesture that involved them to recognize today’s Ontario ratepayers giving world of low growth and a huge subsidy to Korean low inflation. tech giant Samsung. In Ottawa, a Liberal is The Ontario Liberals currently whatever Justin clung to power in part by Trudeau wakes up and promising a provincial decides. One day he’s a Tom Fletcher pension scheme on the libertarian who wants to B.C. Views same scale as the Canada legalize marijuana, and the Pension Plan. next he’s in touch with his B.C. has a similar pension inner Taliban, issuing a moral edict program in the works, to be offered on abortion. to the two thirds of small business In Ontario, Premier Kathleen and self-employed people who Wynne saved her gut-shot Liberal don’t have a group plan with their government by limping to the left employer. Ours would, of course, be of the NDP, promising to spend lots voluntary. more borrowed money and build Not so in Ontario, where large lots of transit. and small businesses will be This is in a have-not province required to cough up half of the with an operating deficit that is required pension payments. currently running north of $12 The Ontario model is dumb on billion. For comparison purposes, several levels. It is to be imposed B.C.’s deficit swelled briefly beyond just as the baby boom retirement $3 billion in the wake of the Great wave breaks across Canada’s most Recession of 2009, and the books populous province, increasing risk stayed in the red until last year that the pension pool may run dry. as the B.C. Liberals unwound the And it sticks small business with a Harmonized Sales Tax and repaid a new payroll tax in a province that $1.6 billion HST transfer allowance has lost much of its traditional to Ottawa. You think B.C.’s energy policy is a manufacturing base and needs to innovate. disaster? Check out Ontario, where Here’s the funny part, if you don’t the cops are still investigating the

live in Ontario. Wynne tabled her spending-spree, deficit-be-damned budget in an effort to convince the NDP to keep propping up the Liberal minority government and avoid an election. Instead, she won a majority and now has to implement her pie-inthe-sky promises. Ontario is bracing for a downgrade in its credit rating based on the election result, and is about to go into province-wide bargaining with public service unions who want their share from the Liberal money tree. Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak ran on a plan that sounded similar to the one presented by Christy Clark in 2013: hold the line on spending, balance the budget, reduce the size of government, stimulate job creation. Hudak was rejected for a second time, and resigned the leadership on election night. B.C. voters now have three years to see how the Ontario version of Liberal government plays out, compared to the B.C. Liberal version. For us, much depends on resource development, including forest products, natural gas and other trade with Asia. If all goes well here, B.C. can continue to send transfer payments to the fantasyland of Ontario. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Time for change and advocacy Dear Education Minister Peter Fassbender and BC Teachers’ Federation President Jim Iker: It is time to change the way we do business in education. The current process for settling labour matters and funding the education system is not working. Over the past number of years, there has been an almost constant political battle between the two entities you represent. We need you to find another way to settle your differences. As parents, we are invited constantly to take one side or the other. We are subjected to a deluge of information telling us everything from “we have one of the best education systems in the world” to “our system is deteriorating drastically.” We see the effects of this ongoing dispute on a daily basis in our schools. Students are put in the middle of the battle and relationships between parents

and teachers are tested. Some students are identified as being the proximate cause of our need for more resources and are being targeted as the reason that the needs of other students are not being met. We profess to believe that all students belong in the classroom but our system operates in ways that do not support this principle. We talk about the terrific potential of our students but we identify and label them based on what we perceive to be their weaknesses. We do not find the current situation acceptable. As the primary advocates for our children, it is clearly time for us to become more engaged in our education system. Moving forward, the following are some of our key priorities: 1. We will advocate for a funding formula that protects student services and classroom

supports. 2. We will advocate for and seek an active voice on issues related to learning conditions. 3. We will advocate for appropriate classroom resources for all our children and our schools. 4. We will advocate for structures and processes that align with our core beliefs. 5. We will advocate for an active parent/teacher/student partnership to ensure that each and every student’s strengths are optimized and that each and every student’s needs are met. 6. We will advocate for a positive and collaborative school culture where the voices of students, staff and parents are all included and where the rights of everyone are understood and protected. John Bird, president Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

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Recent Camosun College graduate Sara Wilson holds the copper boat she built at the Canadian National Sheet Metal Competition in Ontario. It earned her second place in the competition. Wilson is in her fourth year of apprentice work at Seaspan in Vic West. Steven Heywood/News staff

Swinging in Saanich Get ready to swing with Starlight Pops, Victoria’s fabulous 75-voice pops ensemble as they present their end-of-season concert, Legends of Swing! featuring famous hits from George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Frank Sinatra and many others. Special guests for this concert are The Four Neat Guys. Concerts are Friday (June 20) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (June 22) at 2:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s United Church (3703 St. Aidan’s St.). Tickets are $20 and are available in advance at starlightpops.com. reporter@saanichnews.com 

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Sara Wilson is making a name for herself in a very male-dominated industry. The sheet metal apprentice worker was recently recognized by Camosun College for being the school’s top all-round trades student, and came in second in a national competition for sheet metal apprentices. “It doesn’t surprise me,” said Ken MacDonald, Camosun’s sheet metal program leader. “Year after year, she was the top of her class. She’s quiet, poised – she’s a model student. And her skills were not only good with textbooks and written tests, she was also very good in the shop working with her hands and the materials.” Wilson, 29, is newly graduated and now finishing her apprenticeship at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards. And having received Camosun’s John Drysdale Memorial Award and a second-place finish at the Canadian Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Competition in May, she should have no trouble finding a career upon completing her red-seal journeyman certification. “Right after high school I went to university and got my Bachelor of Arts. I worked at a coffee shop for a while before I realized I wanted a career that I enjoyed,” Wilson said. “I wanted to find a career I would love and I was thinking of things I enjoyed growing up – hands on things like Lego and Meccano.” Her first taste of the trades was through Camosun’s trades exploration course, where students get to try their hand at a variety of trades before choosing a more focused path. She quickly discovered sheet metal was where her passion lied. “Just the laying out of the pattern on the metal, figure out how to fit it on there, cutting it out and folding it up, putting all the pieces together. It’s like a puzzle,” Wilson said of her trade. “It’s very cerebral. You have to do a lot of thinking, and a lot of hands-on work. Time just flies, I

have a lot of fun doing it.” Wilson was nominated by Local 276 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association to represent Vancouver Island at the competition in Windsor, Ont. Competing against 10 other apprentices – all men – participants had a drafting test, theory exam and a building component to complete in just two days. “It was stressful,” she said. “I didn’t think I would’ve done so well, but they called my name for second place and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.” MacDonald says more and more women are taking the trades programs at Camosun, specifically in the last couple of years. “It’s taken a while to get to that point. It’s not perfect, but it’s getting better,” he said about the gender balance in the trades. “A lot of (women) really have an affinity for working with their hands, once they (find) they can do the work. It might be because sheet metal is a little bit more creative.” According to the 2011 National Household Survey, only 5.9 per cent of tradespeople in Canada are women. And 98.1 per cent of sheet metal workers in the country are men. The numbers don’t bother Wilson, who says she’s treated just like any other employee at Victoria Shipyards. “Ninety-nine per cent of the guys don’t mind you’re there, as long as you’re working hard,” she said. The best part, Wilson said, is following a career path she’s proud of, and going to a job she truly enjoys. “Every day in a coffee shop is the same – it’s all repetitive. But working with your hands, actually building something, it’s always different and you leave at the end of the day with a concrete result,” she said. “I love that.” To learn more about Camosun’s trades programs, visit camosun.ca/ learn/areas/trades-apprenticeships. html. editor@saanichnews.com

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National team wins first Victoria Ironman 70.3 Victoria-based Andrew Russell won the Saunders Subaru Ironman 70.3 Victoria Triathlon on Sunday at Elk Lake in Saanich.

Russell finished second at the same Western Tri Series event last year, when it was known as the Saunders Subaru Victoria Triathlon event in 2013. He will represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland next

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Competitive cyclist Katie Rushton won’t join her Russ Hay’s Accent Inns teammates at the Canadian National Championships in Quebec next week, but is instead focusing on B.C. Super Week on the Lower Mainland in early July.

It’s been a strong season for the Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling Team as its riders are now gearing up for the Canadian National Championships, June 26-29 in Lac-Megantic, Que. Reigning national time trial champion Curtis Dearden is looking to repeat and though he’s had some disappointing results this spring, the course looks to be in his favour. “Curtis suffered a setback at the B.C. Time Trials last week, finishing third, (but) it’s added motivation for fine tuning,” said RHAI team manager Jon Watkin, a former elite cyclist and Saanich resident. “In terms of the national time trial course, this year’s course is even more suitable towards his strengths than last year. It was rolling hills in 2013, but this year’s is flatter, and that’s where Curtis excels.” Dearden will be joined by four RHAI teammates: Dylan Davies, who won the Bastion Criterium of the Robert Cameron Law Series on June 1; Cody Canning, who won the B.C. Road Cycling championship as the second overall finisher in the Robert Cameron Law Series Cycling Classic in Metchosin on May 31; Jordan Cheyne, a 23-year-old on the path to going pro; and Dylan Cunningham. Another Saanichite, Anika Todd, is eyeing up a

return to the podium where she surprised many by winning silver in the 2013 national time trial championship. It was just her first year of competitive racing. Todd is a rookie again this season, racing pro for TIBCO, currently the top-ranked team on the United States’ National Racing Calendar. She’ll be racing all three events at the national championships, the time trial, road race and criterium. It’s been a season of transition for RHAI’s Katie Rushton, as the 28-year-old is adjusting to life as a competitive cyclist. The former national team field hockey player is focusing on B.C. Super Week, July 4-13 in the Lower Mainland.

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With the arrival of spring and summer comes a surge of energy and an abundance of outdoor sports. As a result, every year a great number of sport-related eye injuries occur; for example: an elbow in the eye in rugby, a scratch from a fingernail in basketball, or a miscalculation of the path of a fly-ball. Common sports-eye injuries include corneal abrasions, blunt injuries, and penetrating injuries. A corneal abrasion is a scrape to the outer surface of the eye, which is usually painful, but not severe. A blunt injury to the eye, from impact by a ball, fist, or elbow, can result in a black eye, or bleeding of the blood vessels which lie on top of the white, outer portion of the eye. More severe blunt trauwww.oakbayoptometry.com ma may cause further damage to important eye structures such as the retina optic nerve, and Dr. or Neil Paterson can result in vision loss. Dr. Penetrating injuries occur Suzanne Sutter when an object pierces the eye. Symptoms include Optometrists vision loss, bleeding on the surface of the eye and 100 -2067 foreign objects imbedded in the eye. Cadboro Bay Rd. Prompt treatment is the key to preserving your 250-595-8500 vision. With most eye injuries, it is best to have them immediately examined by an optometrist. An exception would be something sticking into the eye. Leave the objectDr. in place andRushforth* go directly to Rachel Emergency. www.admiralsvision.ca This summer, when*Denotes you Optometric or your Corporation loved ones take to the field, be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate sports eyewear. theyFoods) do not 106-1505 Admirals Rd.Though (near Thrifty completely eliminate the eye injury, they will greatly reduce it.

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Douglas treaties shared with First Nations Replicas of 1850s land deal documents given to Esquimalt, Songhees Nations Daniel Palmer News staff

Esquimalt and Songhees Nations are receiving official replicas of the Douglas Treaties as the Royal

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nizes the treaties are part of his nation’s history, and he felt it was important to stand with the museum in acknowledging their significance. “A lot of people forget we did sign treaties here,” Sam said. “There is some back and forth over whether we honour them or want to forget about them. We’re in court right now battling over one of our Douglas treaties, but it is important for us to acknowledge them.” The Songhees and

Esquimalt First Nations filed separate lawsuits covering 376 acres in Saanich’s Cadboro Bay in 2012, a matter still before the courts. The latest announcement coincides with UNESCO’s annual general meeting, held in Victoria for the first time last week. UNESCO officials met with Sam and Esquimalt Chief Andy Thomas, and the original Douglas Treaties were brought from the B.C. Archives to the Songhees Wellness Centre during a community dinner earlier

this month. “I believe that’s the first time they’ve ever left the building,” Lohman said. Sam said the community dinner provided a chance for UNESCO officials to learn about Songhees Nation traditions and aspirations with their new conference centre at 1100 Admirals Rd. Lohman said he’s still awaiting word on whether the Douglas Treaties will receive world heritage status from UNESCO’s Memory of the World com-

mittee in France. “We have such great diversity of living heritage here through First Nations living languages,” he said. “My sense is that B.C. should and must lead Canada in a new recognition of intangible cultural heritage.” dpalmer@vicnews.com

Did you know? The Our Living Languages exhibition, an exploration of First Nations languages in B.C., opens June 21 at Royal B.C. Museum.


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Two boys who developed a skin reaction from a plant species they were clearing near their school earlier this month can feel lucky it wasn’t giant hogweed. The plants in question, which had grown in a Garry oak meadow, turned out to be cow parsnip, or Heracleum maximum. It’s a native species and member of the carrot family that has mild photoreactive properties, meaning its secretions can cause minor irritation or blistering in people with more sensitive skin. Cow parsnip, although generally much smaller and featuring different physical characteristics, resembles giant hogweed. That invasive species contains a highly toxic sap on its leaves and stem hairs which can cause hypersensitivity to the sun if contacted on the skin. Both have umbrella-like clusters of white flowers at the end of long stems, but the leaves are different and hogweed can grow to five or six metres high, compare to a maximum of about two metres for cow parsnip.

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The leaves of the giant hogweed, left, are distinctly serrated, while those of the native cow parsnip, right, tend to be threepronged, almost like a maple leaf. Rachelle McElroy is executive director with the Saanich-based Coastal Invasive Species Committee, which works with municipal and regional jurisdictions to combat invasive species here. She said one of their subcontractors visited the school and treated the plants with a herbicide, a rare move given that cow parsnip is native, but one taken due to the reaction it caused. While the boys did suffer some discomfort, she said the incident – and the time of year – provide a good opportunity to learn the difference between cow parsnip and the giant hogweed, and to identify other invasive species or potentially harmful plants. “I think the message here is that not all plants are created equal,” she said. “It’s important, as part of environmental educa-

tion and to know for yourself, about certain types of plants.” Private property owners are responsible for taking care of their own land, McElroy said. On public land, the various municipal and regional jurisdictions, working with Coastal ISC contractors, have combined to do a good job of controlling hogweed in the region, she said. While her group fields many calls at this time of year from people either reporting hogweed or asking questions about what they might have discovered, most often the plant in question is cow parsnip or one of several similar looking native plants. For more information on differences between the plants go to bit.ly/1uirpeL, visit coastalisc. com and click on invasive species, or call 250-857-2472.

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