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Saanich sip Saanich distiller Peter Hunt shows off a glass and bottle of Victoria Spirits’ whisky, six years in the making and the first whisky they have made in their distillery. Victoria Spirits is participating in Whisky Fest this weekend at the Hotel Grand Pacific. See story page A9. Don Denton photo

Councillors had ‘no idea’ of mayor’s spy concerns Travis Paterson News staff

Saanich Council is trying to break free and move forward from the myriad allegations and complaints launched Monday by Mayor Richard Atwell. Among the multiple statements unleashed by Atwell are implications of police harassment, of police leaking information and of a spying program within municipal

hall that monitored the mayor. But those allegations of unfair conduct came crashing down within an hour on Tuesday evening as the Saanich Police found nothing criminal about how Saanich Information Technology department uses monitoring software in municipal hall. “I’m stunned by this statement,” said Atwell, adding he believes it to be a conflict of interest for Saanich Police and will forward it to

the B.C. Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. Saanich councillors dismissed the suggestion of spyware in a unified statement released to the press. They said the monitoring software in question, which Atwell described as Spector 360, was installed on several municipal computers following a third-party audit of the District of Saanich computer system in May 2014. “On behalf of council we would

have hoped (Atwell) would have said something to us before he said (he was being spied on) to reporters,” Coun. Judy Brownoff told reporters. “We had no idea.” The third-party data review recommended the installation of security software to protect the the municipal database from external threats and to monitor internal activity that may result from external threats. “I want to assure the public

that our security measures protect Saanich’s database and everything on the system. Our staff are in charge to ensure it’s secure,” Brownoff said. Brownoff said she’s never had so many in-camera meetings to start an election term and council just wants to move on. PlEASE SEE: Mayor’s spyware concerns, Page A3

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Mayor must re-build credibility to be effective Analyst weighs in on Atwell aftermath Travis Paterson News staff

Camosun College political science analyst Mona Brash says Mayor Richard Atwell has an uphill climb ahead of him if he’s to fully restore his role as a proficient mayor. Brash said if Atwell is going to get through the current situation, which rose in part from a series of allegations he made in Monday’s bold but brief press conference, then he needs to repair his relationships with staff and council as soon as possible.  “It’s difficult to operate with departments if you’re accusing them of harassment,” said Brash, in regards to Atwell’s declaration that spyware was installed on his

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Saanich Coun. Susan Brice and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps mark the groundbreaking for phase two of the Douglas Street northbound bus lane Tuesday. The new priority bus lane will run along Douglas from Hillside Avenue to Tolmie Avenue.

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will have to drive through the construction to get to where they’re going. “There will be increased congestion during the construction, and that’s part of change,” said Helps. “We could get nothing done again, but I thank commuters for their patience and grace while we do this construction.” Helps said the main benefit will be the long-term effects on transit. “People don’t like construction, but once it’s done they love the results,” she said. “I think sometimes it’s worth a bit of short-term pain.” Tony Elson of Real Deal Bedrooms on the corner of Douglas and Summit Avenue, said he hopes the construction is completed by spring, as predicted by BC Transit. “If (the construction) is a bit of a deterrent for people to get to us this time of year I wouldn’t worry so much as in the spring and summer,” said Elson, adding that 50 per cent of their annual business comes from the summer months. Part of that reason, he said, is that Real Deal Bedrooms is so exposed on the corner of Douglas Street. To add a third lane on Douglas going northbound, existing

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“Council is workThis has to be figing on a financial ured out.” plan, strategic plan, Atwell also elabothere is citizen and rated on the request business surveys he’s filed to review out there, and we four instances in just can’t get to the which the Intebusiness at hand, we grated Road Safety want to move on with Unit pulled him this stuff,” she said. over, once as a Atwell had come mayoral candidate, forward earlier on twice as mayor-elect Mayor Richard Atwell Tuesday to answer and once as mayor. questions following his Monday He added only that as of Tues(Jan. 12) press conference at the day he had been contacted by the Data Tech Business Centre in head of the IRSU, RCMP Staff Sgt. which he admitted to an extra- James Anderson, and was in the marital affair and alleged Saanich process of submitting the details municipal staff was using spyware of the traffic stops, saying all four to monitor his computer between instances were IRSU cars. Dec. 2 and 11, when he found out Atwell did not drive the same about it for the first time. car for all four incidents, as he “Spyware takes screenshots was pulled over in two separate every five seconds, everything cars registered in his name. can be seen on a screen and is The mayor also addressed sent to a server called Langley,” Saanich Police Chief Bob Downsaid Atwell, who comes from a ie’s Jan. 12 statement that Atwell background as a software engi- never came to Downie with his neer. It was installed on Dec. 2, issues of Saanich Police leaking the day after I was made mayor. I information about the Dec. 11 inciwasn’t made aware until Dec. 11. I dent in which Atwell called 911. had no knowledge of this software “I filed my complaint with B.C.’s nor did I give my consent to have Office of the Police Complaint it put on. Commissioner because it’s the “If I typed my password, it proper avenue.” would be captured by Spector. reporter@saanichnews.com

lanes are being realigned and reassigned, said Katie Hamilton, spokesperson for the City of Victoria. Additionally, a four-way traffic light will be put in beside Mayfair Shopping Centre, where there is currently a pedestrian crossing. Although the added lane is meant for buses and cyclists during the peak hours, many agree it is not an ideal bike lane. “One of the things that needs more thought is where the appropriate place is for cyclists in and out of our downtown in a north, south kind of way, and I’m not convinced that it is Douglas Street,” said Helps. “I think we’ve got more work to do on bicycles, but I don’t think that’s BC Transit’s responsibility – that’s the city’s responsibility.” Edward Pullman, president of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, said the bike lane will be an improvement, but protected bike lanes are needed. “The vehicle speed and the traffic volumes on a road like Douglas dictate that you need high quality facilities that physically separate motorists and cyclists,” said Pullman.

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reversed, as Finall was just step back, don’t get re-elected in November involved.” and is now in a majority As for Atwell, the position. moment he opened up Brash said it’s imporhis private life was his tant to note that while phone call to the police Saanich residents are on Dec. 11, Brash said. beginning to question “There is a code, there Atwell’s credibility or are lots of similar things ability to stay in power, that go on in local, prohe’s not in a conflict of vincial and national polinterest until there is a itics,” she said. direct monetary benefit “Media tend not to from a decision he can Camosun College pay attention to someinfluence.  political science thing unless others are “Councillors, if analyst Mona Brash involved. Local politics they’re smart, are best is personal, whether it’s to sit quietly and stay in the media or not.” out of it. One of the rules of politics, when someone else is in trouble, reporter@saanichnews.com

Notice of Public Hearing on Heritage Bylaws

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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 MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm, to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaws.

Heritage Bylaws

A. “HERITAGE DESIGNATION BYLAW, 2015 (3261 HARRIET ROAD), NO. 9313” PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF A HERITAGE STRUCTURE ON HARRIET ROAD The intent of this proposed bylaw is to designate the exterior of the dwelling on Lot 41, Section 81, Victoria District, Plan 321 (3261 HARRIET ROAD) as a municipal heritage structure.

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Art call issued for Craigflower bridge Saanich has issued a call for public art proposals for the new Craigflower Bridge. Funding has been allocated for the installation of a work of public art in the Saanich neighbourhood sur-

rounding the bridge, completed last year. A jury will oversee the competition, with the total budget available for the artwork set at $25,000, inclusive of all expenses and taxes the artist may have.

An artist information open house will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pearkes Rec Centre. For details, contact Jane Evans, Public Art Coordinator at 250-4755494 ext. 3401.

3x8 Appointment Appointment Oliver Sommer, Associate Group Publisher Greater Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Fraser to Advertising Consultant with the Saanich News which publishes twice weekly Rod Fraser serving the residents and business of the Saanich community.

B. “HERITAGE DESIGNATION BYLAW, 2015 (321 GORGE ROAD WEST), NO. 9314” PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF A HERITAGE STRUCTURE AND LANDSCAPE ON GORGE ROAD WEST The intent of this bylaw is to designate the exterior of the dwelling and the landscape features that display the formal character of the garden, on Lot 5, Section 13, Victoria District, Plan 989 (321 GORGE ROAD WEST) as municipal heritage property.

Prior to his appointment Rod was working as the District Manager for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation where his responsibilities focused on working with business owners across Greater Victoria to provide a strong voice in support of the Federation’s goals. Through this role Rod gained a deeper understanding of the needs of business and their importance to a vibrant, growing community. “I had the opportunity to speak with all sized businesses across our region about their important economic role and how a strong voice through the Federation would support their goals in the future”, said Rod. Previously Rod spent 12 years as Sales Manager with Coast Outdoor Advertising where he led efforts providing effective marketing solutions to businesses in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island. Rod is recognized as a collaborator and champion for his customers with a focus on delivering results. Rod also brings significant retail experience to the Saanich News, having owned and operated both a wholesale and retail business in the luggage and leather goods industry where he interacted with both small business owners and consumers regularly. He also brings expertise in marketing from the recorded music industry where he represented major music labels distributing to retailers across British Columbia. As a professional in the retail advertising industry and 21 year resident of Greater Victoria, Rod says “I am passionate about my community and committed to working with local businesses to assure they succeed. Saanich is a diversified and vibrant place and I look forward to applying my experience and Rod contributing to its success.”

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The proposed bylaws and relevant report(s) may be inspected or obtained from the Legislative Division between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, from January 15, 2015 to January 26, 2015 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: 3261 Harriet Road: saanich.ca/business/development/tillicum.html B: 321 Gorge Road West: saanich.ca/business/development/tillicum.html 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. Legislative Division by email: clerksec@saanich.ca By Phone: 250-475-1775 Web: saanich.ca


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Peter Talbot William BEASLEY Peter Talbot William isBEASLEY Wanted for Canada-wide warrant.

•isWeight: lbs. warrant. Wanted for 145 Canada-wide ••Height: Weight:5’7” 145 lbs. ••DOB: Nov. 12, 1971 Height: 5’7” • DOB: Nov. 12, 1971

Amanda Shannon Winnifred HAWKINS Amanda Shannon isWinnifred Wanted for HAWKINS breach x 2.

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MCKENZIE HIT-AND-RUN INVOLVING BIKE On Dec. 15, 2014 at 8.a.m,INVOLVING a female was biking MCKENZIE HIT-AND-RUN BIKE on McKenzie Avenue when she was struck by Dec. 15, 2014 at 8.a.m, a female biking aOn dark-coloured (possibly brown) pick-upwas truck on McKenzie Avenue when she was struck by making a right-turn onto Braefoot Road. a dark-coloured (possibly brown) pick-up truck As a result of this collision, the female broke her making a right-turn onto Braefoot Road. elbow and required surgery. As a result of this collision, the female broke her Police unable to locate the vehicle, elbowhave and been required surgery. and no witnesses came forward at the time of the Police have been unable to locate the vehicle, incident. and no witnesses came forward at the time of the Police are requesting public assistance in incident. identifying the pick-up truck. Police are requesting public assistance in Ifidentifying you have any about this incident, the information pick-up truck. please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or If you have information about this incident, submit a tip any online at www.victoriacrimestoppers. please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or com. submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers. com.

Wanted for breach x 2. •isWeight: 120 lbs. ••Height: Weight:5’6” 120 lbs. ••DOB: Feb. 16, 1992 Height: 5’6” • DOB: Feb. 16, 1992

Richard Andrew TOM TOM isRichard Wanted forAndrew Theft under $5,000. Wanted for Theft under $5,000. •isWeight: 205 lbs. ••Height: 5’6” Weight: 205 lbs. ••DOB: Apr.5’6” 4, 1987 Height: • DOB: Apr. 4, 1987

Alexander Robert KING Robert isAlexander Wanted for Theft underKING $5,000. is Wanted for Theft under $5,000.

• Weight: 175 lbs. ••Height: Weight:58” 175 lbs. ••DOB: Aug. 25, 1971 Height: 58” • DOB: Aug. 25, 1971

Blair Lesley BEAUDRY IsBlair Wanted for robbery, Unlawful Lesley BEAUDRY Confinement, Fraud, Theft. Is Wanted for robbery, Unlawful nement,240 Fraud,lbs. Theft. •Confi Weight:

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Tour, police lose No. 25 A tradition of excellence Cancer takes officer Mike Lawless Travis Paterson News staff

The death of Saanich Police officer Mike Lawless has shown how deep his impact was on the community. Lawless passed away on Jan. 11 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He is survived by a wife and young family. Lawless leaves a strong legacy, including his time spent with the Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer, an Island bike tour benefitting patients with paediatric cancer. He first rode with Tour de Rock in 2004 and was a “tireless supporter” as long as he could be. “Mike has truly left a legacy that no one will forget; he will forever live on in our hearts,” said Debi Dempsey of the Canadian Cancer

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Saanich Police Const. Mike Lawless was a tireless supporter of the annual Tour de Rock ride in support of paediatric cancer. Society. “He had a significant impact on the schools and on our Junior team in particular. Mike would go in ahead of the Tour’s arrival and get the communities and schools pumped up and ready to meet the team. “2013 was the first year that he was not able to be part of the Tour; and he was greatly missed. First thing asked by all the communities, schools and supporters was ‘Where’s Mike?”

Lawless’s work affected more than 340 alumni riders and the Junior Riders, while his face was recognized in the Tour’s 27 Vancouver Island communities. In honour of Mike’s battle with cancer, the 2013 and 2014 Tour teams wore his Saanich Police badge, No. 25, on their helmets and bikes. The teams also held a special group gathering at the base of the Hump before Port Alberni, which was Lawless’ traditional

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Saanich distillery debuts whisky at festival Travis Paterson News staff

ated Fermentorium. Hunt looks forward to Phillips’ product as he suspects it might be optimistic to expect an annual release of his own whisky. “There’s room in this market for all of us.” Tickets for the Victoria Whisky Festival are in high demand. Follow victoriawhiskyfestival. com for announcements of the 2016 ticket release date. reporter@saanichnews. com

While a labelling issue has delayed the official release of Victoria Spirits’ Craigdarroch Whisky, the finished product will be included in Saturday’s grand tasting event at the Victoria Whisky Festival. The 10th annual Victoria Whisky Festival started Thursday and Don Denton photo continues to Sunday at Victoria Spirits distiller Peter Hunt looks the Hotel Grand Pacific forward to launching Craigdarroch Whisky. in the Inner Harbour. “We’ve brought the (unfinished) spirit of what is Craigdarroch to Whisky Fest for a few years now so the conTHE RIGHT HONOURABLE noisseurs have some idea of what’s coming,” said master distiller Peter Hunt of Saanich’s Mon. Jan, 19th, 2015 Victoria Spirits. Hunt has distilled 7:00 pm the various mashes that make up Craigdarroch since he first collaborated with Phillips Brewery in 2008, the same year Victoria Spirits hit the market with its popular gin. Only 300 bottles of Craigdarroch Whisky will be released, at a cost of about $100 for a 750ml bottle. Fans hopDISTRICT OF SAANICH ing to get their hands on one should note it will likely be released around Valentine’s Day. Hunt said the emails are coming in steadily Pursuant to the Community Charter, the public is advised that and the distillery has the 2015 schedule for Regular Council Meetings is available started a waitlist. on our web site at saanich.ca, or by contacting the Legislative “When it’s ready we’ll send an email to those Division at 250-475-1775 or e-mailing us at clerksec@saanich.ca. people on the list. In All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Council the meantime, if the Chambers, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue. list goes beyond (300) we might consider a Please note that this schedule may be changed by resolution lottery system. The of Council. second batch won’t be ready for a while.” Phillips Brewing has District of Saanich continued to ferment 770 Vernon Avenue the barley for Hunt Victoria BC V8X 2W7 over the years, though Telephone 250-475-1775 they’re distilling their 1 2015-01-09 11:13 AM own batches 425_LWS_SmallSpaceAd_Fillable.pdf of whisky through the newly cre-

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Cut fuel taxes for competitive BC economy On Tuesday, the price of regular gasoline hovered at $1 per litre in Greater Victoria. On Wednesday afternoon, it dropped below the symbolic $1 barrier — it was priced at about 97.9 cents per litre. The Island and Lower Mainland have been late to the party, as most of Canada saw gas prices fall to $1 per litre or lower. Last week in Edmonton, the price was 69 cents a litre. In the Lower Mainland it hit 95 cents. In most parts of the country, prices have been in the high 80s or low 90s. As world oil prices have fallen, gas prices have slowly followed suit. Diesel prices have yet to do the same — they still remain in the $1.25 range, as diesel fuel pricing involves completely different market forces. Gas prices have stayed stubbornly high in Metro Vancouver because of the TransLink tax of 17 cents per litre on fuel (3.5 cents in Greater Victoria), and B.C. gas prices have stayed well above other provinces because of the 6.7 cent carbon tax implemented by the BC Liberal government under Gordon Campbell. These taxes are in addition to other federal and provincial taxes on gasoline, and of course the GST, which is charged on both the cost of the fuel and the various other taxes. Environment Minister Mary Polak is a staunch defender of the carbon tax and claims it has reduced the use of gasoline, diesel fuel and natural gas since it was implemented in 2008. While she is technically correct about products sold in B.C., she fails to mention that industrial capacity has been reduced since that time, with many large users of fuel such as pulp mills closing down permanently. Carbon tax figures also do not account for fuel bought in adjacent Washington State, which now sees many more B.C. residents visit regularly to fill up, due to dramatically lower prices. The cost of fuel in Bellingham on Tuesday was $1.90 (U.S) per gallon, which works out to about 60 cents per litre Canadian, at current exchange rates. Some governments are talking about raising fuel taxes in the current low-price environment. In B.C., they need to be cut, to make our economy more competitive. 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.

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Fee increase editorial ‘bang on’ Your editorial, “Fee increases a sure sign of the new year”, (Jan. 9, 2015), is bang on, exposing BC Liberal government claims that we live in a province with the lowest taxes: • The Medical Services Premium is never included in their tax tally as they claim it is a Premium – not a tax! The MSP has doubled since the Liberal assumption of power – and it, and its routine Premium increases, have made it the most regressive tax levied by any jurisdiction in Canada: a form of leadership Christy Clark should be ashamed of. • The 28 per cent increase in BC Hydro rates – directly due to Liberal excessively costly deals with many of their “run-of-river” partners and using Hydro as a milch cow through annual use of hundreds of millions of dollars from Hydro deferral accounts for government general revenue. • The decade-long increases in BC Ferries fares and cuts to services has, as the Union of BC Municipalities report noted, “driven down ridership on BC Ferries at a cost of $2.3 billion to the provincial GDP.” • You also observe that basic auto insurance premiums will rise on average $36 this year, and that

“The increase comes despite the government funnelling more than $150 million from the Crown corporation into provincial coffers.” Perhaps it is more accurate to state that the premium rise is a direct result of the Liberal government raid on the ICBC revenues. Your analysis and conclusions should raise questions in all British Columbians about the lack of fairness and openness, and the fiscal mis-management and taxation shell games, this government is annually engaged in. It also raises questions as to why – on a regular basis – my Oak BayGordon Head Green MLA votes to support the BC Liberal budgets that include the unfair, regressive Medical Services Premiums tax; and the constant BC Ferries fare increases and service reductions; and the annual BC Hydro and ICBC rate

increases! About 70 per cent of Oak Bay-Gordon Head voters voted for parties other than the Liberals: if we had wanted a member to support the Liberal budget we would have voted Liberal! When several hundred of us citizens attended the Oak Bay United Church all-candidates meeting two years ago not once did we hear the Green candidate say he would vote for the unfair Liberal budgets – indeed he joined the NDP candidate in criticizing the Liberal government policies. Let’s hope our Green MLA, during the vote on the third Liberal budget, represents the will of 70 per cent of voters who did not vote Liberal – and rightly expect him to express their will not his bizarre partisan gamesmanship. Ron Faris Saanich

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Time to act on US water access I once wrote a letter to the Saanich News suggesting Tom Fletcher should change the name of his column but after his latest one about the “U.S. ripping us off on water” I almost feel I should retract my words. This is an issue all of B.C. should have the same view on and an extremely important one at that. It’s not clear if Bill Bennett gave the 10-year notice to exit the agreement but he certainly should have. I don’t think we could ever actually deny the U.S. access to our water as it would ultimately lead to an invasion. We should however fire the warning shot that we want a fair dollar for the resource. Having just flown back from Peurto Vallarta I saw nothing but desert out my window for almost the entire trip until we got into Washington state. Lake Mead created by the Hoover Dam is so low on water that the dam is almost useless and California is screaming for more to feed the crops. We pay top dollar for the produce from there and yet give them the water for pretty much

free. It’s totally crazy and will only get worse. The time to act is now! Way to go Tom for highlighting this ridiculous situation that I’ve ranted on about for decades to mostly deaf ears. Matt Taylor Saanich

Pursuing charges not an individual’s choice Your article regarding Mayor Atwell and the police intervention states that Mr. Atwell “chose not to pursue charges that night.” As the Chair of the Police Board should he not know that whether charges are laid or not is not his choice or anyone else’s choice? As I understand our system the police do their investigation. If they believe a crime has been committed and the evidence supports that conclusion, they make a recommendation of charges to Crown Council. Crown then approves or disapproves based on the likelihood of conviction and with what’s in the public’s best interest. All Mr. Atwell or any other private citizen can do is either

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many people laugh at my sharp wit. 6) Make use of its 692L cargo capacity. 7) Accelerate quickly. Make someone’s day. And the list could go on . . . The Lower Mainland doesn’t Polestar is experience the wrath of winter as other parts of Canada do. evocative, sexy, Regardless, this V60 warmed incredibly agile and up in a flash. Minutes into my designed to satisfy drive the heated seats in full with every ride. swing, the heated steering wheel toasting my fingers, and Alexandra Straub the hot air blowing out of the vents. The Swedes know cold and how to keep it outside. The car’s handling prowess can be attributed to its front and rear Öhlins Shock Absorbers, MacPherson front and multilink independent rear suspension. This V60 gives you the confidence you’d like in turns while having a blast and making sure occupants are comfortable. As for playing in the slippery and the snow, count on Volvo’s Haladex Four-Wheel Drive System to distribute power to the wheels that are in need of it the most. Add in razor-sharp steering and running errands just doesn’t feel like a chore

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ments are becoming tougher and tougher to manufacture. The days when you could throw away your stock leaf-springs and stick in the largest leaf-spring you could find are over. Now you have to worry more about steering geometry and wheel-alignment specs. Revtek offers a complete line of suspension systems designed to level your vehicle, and offer you the option to increase tire size. Most levelling systems maintain the original springs, so you can maintain a smooth ride. In my view, Revtek has the most installer-friendly kits available and the manufacturer utilizes the best materials – billet aircraft aluminum (higher grade of aluminum with no imperfections), powder coated cast aluminum, and specialty polyurethane, which meet or exceed original-equipment specifications. Whether you choose a complete lift, or just to level

the front end, Revtek likely has a solution for many of today's most popular vehicles. Check out www. revtek.com. If you are not happy with the overall ride height and not satisfied with just levelling the front-end then Pro Comp Suspension may be an alternative. It has a full line of suspension lifts: you can raise your truck a few inches or all the way up to nosebleed levels. One kit in particular is the 8.5-inch for Ford Super Duty trucks. This lift has enough clearance to clear 37-inch tires, and will cost you $2,400 with shocks. With lift kits of this size, you should definitely make sure you make any necessary improvements such as a spacer kit to lower the carrier bearing on vehicles with two piece drive-shafts. This will reduce high-speed driveshaft vibrations, and is well worth the investment of $60. You should also consider a steering stabilizer to control those large tires bouncing

down the road. There are a few options available from a single application or a double stabilizer setup, depending on the vehicle. Price $89 to $165. Another good upgrade to consider with a lift of this size is a traction bar system to prevent wheel hop or axle wind up. In the old days, these bars would limit your wheel travel, but now the ends are equipped with reverse hourglass-shaped urethane bushings that allow the traction bar to flex for articulation. The final upgrade to consider is the addition of stainless steel brake lines. Such brake lines not only give you the correct length required with these massive lifts, but also will not swell under increased braking pressure demanded by larger tires. For more information check out www.explorerprocomp. com ian.harwood@drivewaybc. ca

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The replacement for former UVic Vikes women’s rugby coach Mark Hall is expected to be named in the coming days as Hall stepped down in early December. Hall held the position for three seasons but the demands of doing double duty as athletic director at Shawnigan Lake School finally took its toll, he said. “It was a great run, I was happy with the program, I know it will continue to improve as a sevens team as well as the 15s,” he said. During Hall’s watch two national team players stepped in as assistant coaches, Brittany Waters (the interim coach) and Julianne Zussman. The team also made gains by recruiting top talent which it had been unable to do previously, such as national team hopefuls Jess Neilson and Jamie Beck, as well as Lauren Kerr and Gurpreet Dhaliwal. In 2013, the VIkes managed a Canada West win, which were becoming a rare feat for the club. That led to a Canada West bronze medal in 2014. “Waters, if she gets the job, would be great. The key thing for the Vikes to continue their success is adding size, we just weren’t big enough,” Hall said. Athletics manager James Keogh said the spot will likely be filled this week. reporter@saanichnews.com

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Ken and Kathy Shields (shown here in 2007) built years of memories at the McKinnon Gym. Share stories and photos of the UVic building at facebook.com/iheartmck Photo courtesy the University of Victoria Vikes

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While the University of Victoria staff, students and alumni look forward to the anticipated opening of the brand new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities, they do so while appreciating the legacy created on the hardwood of the McKinnon Gym. In recognition of the memories created within its storied walls, the school is asking the community to share its favourite stories and photos from the last 40 years, an opportunity to recognize an important chapter of UVic’s history as the campus transitions to using both McKinnon Gym and the new centre in the spring of 2015. Built in 1975, the McKinnon Gym has been home to Vikes Athletics, the school of exercise science, physical and health education and recreation users from the campus and community. The building is iconic for the gymnasium floor, home of the Vikes basketball programs, as well

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Share your McKinnon memories as the indoor pool, dance studio, squash courts and main lobby area. Stories and photos from the classrooms, exam time or working out, the swimming pool or gymnasium are all welcome. Written submissions and photos can be posted with a caption online at facebook.com/iheartmck. Submissions are requested by Feb. 5 and will be a part of a celebration at the final varsity basketball game. The McKinnon building was named for legendary Victoria sports community member Archie McKinnon (1896-1984) who coached Canadian athletes at four Olympic games and was a swimming and track and field instructor at the YMCA. UVic’s varsity basketball teams will grace Ken and Kathy Shields Court inside McKinnon Gym for one last time on Feb. 14 in their final regular season home games. The women tip off at 5 p.m., while the men play at 7 p.m.

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Families combat childhood obesity Mike Davies News Gazette Staff

There’s a growing – and dangerous –  health trend that is hurting our society at a very core level, according to Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical officer for Island Health. It’s not actually a “trend.” Not in the way we normally think of them, anyway. It’s not a specific food that’s hot right now (like 2014’s kale obsession) or an exercise plan that’s catching hold (like yoga), but it’s a combination of factors that are leading to a systemic and societal obesity problem. Stanwick says obesity is as big a health issue globally these days as starvation. When he was in medical school, they “didn’t even need to know about Type-2 diabetes,” he says. “We’d just never be tested on it, because we’d never see it. Now we’re seeing it diagnosed in kids, and they’re having operations in their 20s and sometimes we’re attending their funerals in their 30s.” One main issue is we haven’t acknowledged how bad being overweight is for us. And how we get that way – with a sedentary, screen-obsessed lifestyle – is often just as dangerous. “Some of the more discon-

certing evidence shows that their parents don’t see their child as having a weight issue,” Stanwick says, “so we really have to enlist parents and make them see this is an serious situation. They don’t see it as being on par with other illnesses. It’s becoming acceptable.” One of the best ways to address the issue within the family unit, he says, is to start incorporating and addressing healthier lifestyles – including both physical activity and diet – into our daily routines. “It doesn’t need to be a Leave-it-to-Beaver-type scenario or a scene from some old 50s television show, but coming together as a family to prepare meals and have activities that engage us interactively is important.” Making meals together as a family not only encourages healthier eating, as most foods prepared fresh at home are going to be far better for us physically. It can make us think about what we’re putting in our bodies and encourage healthier decision making, especially if we discuss with our kids where the food we’re preparing comes from. “So many pre-prepared foods have sugar listed right at the top of their ingredients,” Stan-

wick says. “And we have no idea what goes into it, most of the time. The type of caloriedense food that comes from the driver-thru window – we’re just not genetically equipped for that.” The other obvious impact on obesity and weight issues is adding exercise to one’s day-today activities. This is especially important for children, according to Stanwick, because physical exercise is directly tied to intellectual development. The interactivity of children’s play these days has been pushed aside in favour of screens and other sedentary activities, he says. He recommends families get outside and enjoy being together in a positive, activity-driven way. But it doesn’t need to be a sudden, monumental shift in order to make a positive difference, Stanwick says. “Make it one meal a week, to start, that you make together with fresh ingredients. Go for one walk a week as a family. I’m sure you’ll see a difference, not only in a physical way, but it will impact your mood and improve many other aspects of your life, as well.” According to this health expert, stemming the tide of obesity starts at home.

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ESQUIMALT 1-BDRM ground level, W/D. NS/NP. $850. Avail now. (250)385-2846.

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QUALITY MANUFACTURED homes in quiet adult community in Ladysmith. Homes from $99,900. A selection of floor plans, styles and options. New home warranty. Call Duck Paterson 250-246-0637 or email to: info@lmfhomes.ca

THE GLENSHIEL. All inclusive seniors living includes three hot meals daily, snacks, security, housekeeping, all utilities, telephone and cable. Spacious room, private bath, view of Thunderbird Park; $2060. Small west-facing bedsitting room; $1235. Bedsitting room, shared bath for gentleman; $1360. For a tour & to apply contact Laurie Mueller at 250-383-4164 (Mon-Fri).

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NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

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Leading a changed industry

Guy Crozier VREB president Travis Paterson News staff

January marks the swearing in of the Victoria Real Estate Board’s new board of directors. Arriving are presidentelect Wendy Moreton, with secretary treasurer Ara Balabanian, past-president Tim Ayres, Kyle Kerr, Mike Nugent, Marijane Smith, Tony Wick and Cheryl Woolley. The Black Press engaged current president Guy Crozier on the state of the industry.

Q: How long have you been selling in Greater Victoria and what makes it special for you? A: I’ve been selling real estate for 23 years now – in the Victoria area for my entire career! I’m a fifth generation Victorian, so just getting to know that many more fellow Victorians over the course of all the transactions I’ve been a part of has been special. Real estate is the perfect career for me. It lets me leverage my background of management in the service industry and build my own business the way I choose. When you look at the industry, realtors are one of the last bastions of entrepreneurs, we are each small businesses who invest in our own technology, products, marketing and so on. Every

realtor out there builds their own brand and makes their own way. I enjoy that level of responsibility for my business and control over my work. I feel very lucky to get to do what I do every day.

Q: What are your background strengths? A: I think I have the right kind of work ethic to be an entrepreneur – I’m competitive, like to build relationships and hard work doesn’t scare me. When I was new to the business I came in with a lot of ambition, which drove me through the tough times when you wonder if you’ll make it to the next month. I also feel my experience in the service industry served me well – no pun intended. I spent nearly a decade on the management track at a global restaurant chain and I learned so much there that has helped me do my work now. Not just around the value of good customer service, but how to balance the books, manage time, all those skills came from my training in the service industry. Q: Why take on this role? A: The more time I spend as a realtor, the more I value organized real estate, of which VREB is an integral part. I’ve volunteered on board committees for more than fifteen years, and it seemed like the natural progression to commit five or six years to be on the board of directors after my experience in committees. I felt

tors were keepers of information. Now that information is readily available online, and realtors have become the experts in how to use and interpret information, create the marketing strategy, navigate the complex paperwork, etc. Now, more than ever, you need a professional in a property transaction.

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VREB president Guy Crozier is a fifth-generation Victorian. ready. And my peers did as well, with their support I was voted in as a director and later to the post of president. It’s been an honour.

Q: The traditional process of real estate agents  selling homes has been challenged in recent years, do you anticipate any more trends to affect the industry?   A: I think the changing trends have made realtors more important than ever.

Twenty or 30 years ago technology wasn’t a factor when purchasing or selling property, and there were only one or two ways to market a home. Negotiations were simpler. Now, technology changes faster than home values and mortgage rates. There are endless ways to market a property, sales are complex and there are more potential liabilities than before. Historically real-

Q: Does the VREB have any initiative new projects in mind? A: Projects we undertake are focused on helping our (1,200 Victoria region realtors) do their job better. For example, our board launched an online StrataDocs service that helps connect users with strata paperwork and information required when doing due diligence in selling and buying strata units, and that’s a Victoria-born initiative that is now being used across the country at many different real estate boards. One of our current projects is the strata lockbox program, which provides safe and secure places for realtors to place keys for multi unit buildings. We have also just rolled out a complex mandatory education component through our provincial organization. We manage content and delivery at the local level. Moving forward the board will continue to look for ways to support members – that might be in the form of new technology or physical products that help streamline work and keep property safe.

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1063 Hyacinth Ave., $579,000 MLS 344487, Sun 2-4 Boorman Investment Co. Dean Boorman, 250-595-1535

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762 Egret Close, $719,000 MLS 344358, Sat 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-744-8772

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Vancouver Island University Mariners guard Kadeem Stewart tries to lay-up against Camosun Chargers forward Evan Woodson during PacWest basketball action at PISE Jan. 9. The Chargers men lost 79-71. This weekend, the Chargers travel to face the Douglas Royals and Langara Falcons.

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