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Deer invaders locked out by legacy Anonymous benefactor adds security to native plant garden Christine van Reeuwyk News Staff

Blooms not spotted in recent years are returning to the Native Plant Garden in Oak Bay thanks to new fencing. The camas and fawn lilies will see the light of day this spring in the garden gifted to the community in 1939. The .21-hectare garden off Beach Drive near Margate endured seasons of deer prior to fencing last year. “This past summer a new fence has been put up around the garden because of the deer problem,” said Carol Davies, who has invested a dozen years worth of time into the garden. “For the first time in quite a few years we’re seeing things that were normally eaten down.” “There’d been several meetings about having a fence. It was going to be a much more modest fence than we have,” she said. While budgeting was under way, the executor of an anonymous benefactor’s will came calling. Now that private legacy

of cedar lattice fencing surrounds the garden. Davies works at the garden each Friday clearing invasive plants and at times planting native species salvaged from sites under development around the region. “We work closely with the municipality – they do things like arborist work and take away all our garden debris,” she said. “It’s a nice garden, it’s a Garry oak ecosystem, there’s the Garry oak tree and the arbutus tree and all kinds of different shrubs that go with that.” The garden, which features a natural rock formation and multiple trails as well as several ponds and vantage points with benches, is a designated Oak Bay Heritage site. “Over the years it’s gone through various clean-ups and various states of being overgrown,” Davies said. “We cleared out all the invasive species, there was a lot of ivy and blackberry, holly and non-native grasses. Then we planted quite a few native plants and bushes in the garden.” The camas are expected to pop up soon, earlier than usual due to the “mild winter and warm spring.” cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Explore garden on Friday walk Oak Bay’s twilight walk offers a chance to explore the community’s Native Plant Garden this Friday. The Embrace the Night walk will start early, allowing participants to enjoy the sight and fragrance of blossoms by twilight, with the hopes of catching a beautiful moonrise and sunset along the way. Choose from two routes at two paces. Both will feature native wildflowers including fawn lilies, shooting stars, camas and buttercups along the

Brighton Walkway and throughout the Oak Bay Native Plant Garden on Beach Drive. A more energetic group will also enjoy the stunning views from Anderson Hill Park. Meet at 7 p.m. April 3 at the Monterey Recreation Centre. Personal reflectors will be handed out. Wear comfortable footwear and hope for the best but prepare for worst as the walk is on rain or shine. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Carol Davies tends the native lilies at Oak Bay’s Native Plant Garden. The garden is reaping the benefits of new deer fencing.

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The Oak Bay News earned a national nod Friday when the Canadian Community Newspaper Association announced its annual award winners in community news editorial and advertising. Former Oak Bay News reporter Arnold Lim placed first for Best News Feature Photo for his shot of the husband-and-wife team of John and Nadine Woodall showing off their dance moves in

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advance of the 2014 A Glittery Affair at the Monterey Centre. Lim also won Best Feature Photo, circulation 12,500 and above, for his colourful shot of rhythmic gymnast Jinayah Nelson on the front page of the Dec. 12 Goldstream News Gazette where he now works. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Ken and Kathy Shields to receive honourary degrees Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a combined 15 national championships, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at a special convocation ceremony on April 2. “The Shields established an unprecedented standard of excellence during their careers at UVic with their unique ability to bring the best out of their student-athletes,” said president Jamie Cassels. “They put UVic on the map in terms of Canadian university athletics and their legacy continues to this day.” Ken Shields came to UVic in 1976 as head coach of the Vikes men’s basketball program and athletic co-ordinator. His teams won a record seven consecutive Canadian titles from 1979 to 1985. He was named Canadian coach of the year four times. Recently retired NBA star Steve Nash – also a UVic honorary degree recipient – cited him as a key influence. Few, if any, women in Canadian basketball have achieved the success and respect that Kathy Shields earned during her 23 seasons as head coach of the Vikes women’s basketball team. She guided the Vikes to eight national titles and her teams recorded 320 wins and only 50 losses in league play during that period. She was named Canadian coach of the year on three occasions and she’s a past recipient of the 3M Coaching Award for Excellence. “Ken and Kathy built incredible dynasties at UVic,” said Clint Hamilton, director of athletics and recreation. “For them to receive the university’s highest Photo courtesy the University of Victoria Vikes academic honour now is perfect timing, as we reflect on the McKinnon Gym era and look forward Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached the University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a to this spring’s opening of the Centre for Athletics, combined 15 national championships, will receive honourary degrees Thursday. Recreation and Special Abilities.” pic Games, where the team placed fourth. At the international level, Ken Shields coached Canada’s Federation World Championships. Both have been inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall Kathy Shields coached Canada’s senior team to a sevnational team from 1990 to 1994, taking them to within one win of qualifying for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and to enth-place finish at the 1994 world championships and of Fame and were inaugural members of the UVic Sports a seventh-place finish at the 1994 International Basketball served as an assistant coach at the 1984 Los Angeles Olym- Hall of Fame.

B.C. to regulate teacher professional development By Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government is giving itself new authority to regulate ongoing teacher training, possibly requiring completion of new programs for teachers to maintain certification. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said there are currently no detailed requirements for certified teachers to stay current with new education techniques. Those requirements are to be worked out with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, which was notified only hours before changes to the School Act were introduced in the legislature Thursday. “There is no legislated requirement for

professional development, nor is there a definition of what the route to that might be and what some of those tools are,” Fassbender told reporters Thursday. “That is why it is important that we work with the teaching profession to define that moving forward, and that’s what this bill allows us to do.” There is no change to the five professional development days per school year that are currently part of the BCTF contract, or any requirement in the legislation that new training be delivered during those days. B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker said education ministry officials have assured him there will be two years of consultation before changes to professional

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development are imposed. Any changes “need to be properly funded and respect teachers’ professional autonomy,” he said. Iker was more concerned about another change that gives the ministry authority to impose shared services arrangements on school districts. He called the move “a diversion from underfunding,” after the government demanded $29 million in administrative savings from districts, many of whom say they can’t find any more savings. Fassbender said school districts will have time to develop shared service plans themselves before anything is imposed by Victoria. NDP education critic Rob Fleming said Fassbender and the B.C. Liberals have a

“centralizing impulse” toward school districts, shifting authority to the education ministry that doesn’t have the capacity to make all those decisions. The government forced all school districts into a new administration computer system that didn’t work, costing $120 million, so it doesn’t have the track record to lecture school districts on efficiency, Fleming said.

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Oak Bay Marine Group appoints new COO Brook Castelsky took the helm of Oak Bay Marine Group March 31. The change comes as part of now former CEO Peter Ciceri’s recommendation for a new organizational structure for the company, moving to a COO model. Ciceri also stepped down March 31. “We are grateful for what Peter has accomplished during his time with the company,” said Mark Appleton, a trustee and director. “We wish him every success moving forward.” Castelsky will report directly to the board of directors and be responsible for the overall management and operations of the company. He has held several roles within the Oak Bay Marine Group. He

began his 15-year career in the accounting department before becoming the assistant manager and general manager of the Northern Resorts, Marine Operations Manager and Operations Manager for Painter’s Lodge, General Manager for Cape Santa Maria Resort in the Bahamas, and most recently, VP of Resorts for the group of companies. Oak Bay Marine Group has celebrated fishing lodges and resorts on Vancouver Island, Quadra Island and Long Island Bahamas as well as the Marina Restaurant in Oak Bay, and three tourist attractions in Oregon State. cvanreeuwyk @oakbaynews.com

Brook Castelsky took the helm of Oak Bay Marine Group March 31, replacing former CEO Peter Ciceri.

NDP looks to protect waters from plastic pollution The federal NDP has put forward a motion to protect Canada’s lakes, rivers and oceans from plastic microbead pollution. A study by scientists from the University of Victoria and the Vancouver Aquarium found

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March 29 – May 31, 12:30 - 2pm. The fun of being a lifeguard starts now! Improve your swimming skills, learn new rescues, plan and participate in Kids Fun Swims, and shadow real lifeguards! This course allows ongoing registration, so people can sign up at reception anytime!

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that high levels of microplastic particles in waters off the B.C. coast are threatening local marine life. “The first step in tackling pollution is prevention,” said Victoria MP Murray Rankin. “Removing unnecessary microbeads from

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Monterey Avenue, Call: 250-370-7300 April 4th, 10am - Noon. Travels with Terri Hunter - The Palestinians. Terri is an anthropologist and architectural historian who formerly lived in the Middle East, including Gaza, In four illustrated talks: explore a wide variety of cultural topics including traditional town and village life, architecture, folk costumes, cuisine and crafts, modern art, literature and music. $20 April 4th, 1pm - 3pm. Genealogy with Terri Hunter A lively two hour session on getting the best from your family history research. $20 April 10th, 10am - 12pm. Jane Austen and Her World - Terri Hunter. Travel back in time to Regency England in a colour slide show on the country girl who revolutionized the novel. From stately homes to the glories of Bath and London, to her years in a classic English village, immerse yourself in the genteel world of Jane Austen and her family. No knowledge of her books is required. $20

Eclectic Gallery

Oak Bay - Modern Visionaries April 7th - May 2nd Reception: Saturday April 11, 3 - 5pm. Modern Visionaries exhibition at Eclectic Gallery presents original paintings, prints, and drawings of Victoria’s Limner’s: Carole Sabiston, Pat Martin Bates, Maxwell Bates, Herbert Siebner, Karl Spreitz

everyday products is a simple step we can take to protect our waters and marine animals.” Microbeads are small manufactured pieces of plastic used in consumer products like facial scrubs, shower gel and toothpaste.

and Richard Ciccimara. Included in the exhibit are contemporaries Myfanwy Pavelic, Flemming Jorgensen, Jack Wise, Phyllis Serota, Pablo Picasso and others. These modernist innovators experimented in new ways of seeing. Their work reached beyond our region to engage national and international audiences! For more information see www.eclecticgallery.ca

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Two more seats proposed for next B.C. election Minor changes proposed for Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding

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New MLAs for Surrey and Richmond and adjustments to other electoral boundaries have been proposed before the 2017 provincial election in B.C. The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended the changes after studying population data and touring the province last year. If approved, they will bring the number of MLAs in the B.C. legislature from 85 to 87. The commission found the populations for existing electoral districts in the Capital District were “relatively well balanced,” with minor alterations proposed for the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “We propose changes to the boundaries of the existing VictoriaBeacon Hill and Oak Bay-Gordon Head electoral districts to return the neighbourhood of Vic West to a Victoria electoral district and rebalance the population between these two districts,” stated the report from the commission chaired by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Melnick. The boundary between Victoria-Beacon Hill and Oak BayGordon Head would follow Richmond Avenue to Fairfield Road and along the east side of Ross Bay Cemetery to the ocean. Cedar Hill Road and Shelbourne Street will continue to make up the western boundary along the northern portion of the

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Proposed changes to the Oak Bay-Gordon Head provincial riding would bring its population closer to the provincial average. riding. The proposed changes to Oak BayGordon Head would expand the riding to 330 square kilometres and bring the estimated population to 55,689, 4.8 per cent above the provincial average. The current riding established by the commission in 2008 is 315 square kilometres and had a population of 50,310, 7.5 per cent below the provincial average. Other proposed changes for the Capital District include moving the District of Metchosin to an electoral district named Esquimalt-Metchosin that includes Colwood, View Royal and Esquimalt. “This change will balance the population across the area while providing room for continued growth in Lang-

ford,” according to the commission. Boundary shifts in fast-growing Surrey would produce two new constituency names, with Surrey South inserted between the existing SurreyCloverdale and SurreyWhite Rock seats. The other new seat is Richmond-Queensborough, taking in an area of New Westminster to balance the population of the existing constituencies in the region. Melnick said efforts were made to keep “communities of interest” together, while equalizing the populations of constituencies as much as possible. Even at that, the population of some urban constituencies is as much as 60 per cent higher than rural seats, where travel by the elected representative

is much more time consuming. The commission, which is required to review boundaries after every election, is prevented from eliminating seats in the CaribooThompson, ColumbiaKootenay and North regions, despite their lower populations. Other major changes involve shifts in Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack boundaries, and including Hope in the Fraser-Nicola constituency that extends up to Merritt. The proposals and maps can be found at www.bcebc.ca. Public input on the proposed changes is accepted until May 26. Send comments through the website, email  info@bc-ebc.ca or mail to PO Box 9275, Stn. Prov Govt, Victoria B.C. V8W 9J6.

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Minimum wage woes Labour leaders in British Columbia looking for a big jump in the province’s minimum wage were disappointed with the modest 20 cents an hour hike. At the same time, those who actually make the minimum collectively shrugged at the raise, which amounts to about $30 per month more for full-time workers, less taxes and other deductions. The B.C. Federation of Labour wanted to see the rate pushed up to $15 an hour, a more liveable wage for full-timers trying to make ends meet. Owners of small and medium-sized businesses whose input the province used to determine the hike claimed boosting the rate from $10.25 an hour to $15 would kill many of their operations. Maybe so, but the whole discussion prompted a number of questions. Should someone who is just starting out in their working life and happy to have money in their pocket make the same as someone trying to pay rent or raise a family? And when we hear about fast-food outlets in Alberta’s oil patch country paying upwards of $18 an hour does it mean workers here are valued less, despite doing the same job? Business owners talk about paying what “the market will bear.” In other words, that means paying as much as the place down the street in the same industry. To get brutally frank about it, operators of traditionally low-wage businesses will generally pay as little as possible while maintaining the ability to attract staff. To some that might sound as if business owners are all greedy individuals who put profits ahead of people. It’s not as simple as that. The majority of entrepreneurs and small business owners aren’t getting rich, they’re simply making a comfortable living, to which everyone is entitled. As well, individuals have the right to refuse to work for minimum wage, and many do. Is it up to every business owner to help their staff get ahead, at the risk of shuttering their business? We think not. But we do appreciate those that make it a point to pay more than minimum out of respect for their staff. Doing so helps, even in a small way, produce happier, healthier people, which is good for everyone. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The OAK BAY 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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Treaty trouble has deep roots news of Abbott’s demise. While the Why did the B.C. government two were in transition meetings, suddenly slam the door on Pierre learned that she was not their old friend George Abbott, being replaced, leaving after spending months the federal-provincialrecruiting him to head First Nations Summit up the B.C. Treaty partnership of 22 years in Commission? a shambles. The instant media Clark went further narrative, embraced by when questioned by a shocked Abbott and reporters about the then by NDP leader John sudden reversal. The Horgan, was that this was future of aboriginal payback for grievances relations in B.C. may or nursed by Premier Christy may not include the B.C. Clark from the 2011 B.C. Tom Fletcher Treaty Commission. Liberal leadership contest. B.C. Views “There have been some Done on a whim, Horgan results, but four treaties said after a week grilling in 22 years for $600 million is not Clark and Aboriginal Relations enough result,” Clark said. Minister John Rustad. Clark is “We have to be able to move suddenly a sore winner, lashing out, faster, and we have to find a way to wrecking two decades of careful include more First Nations in the and costly treaty-making. process.” Like many instant media That $600 million is mostly narratives, this one makes no sense loans, from the federal government and is almost certainly wrong. to First Nations to finance treaty If Clark was resentful about talks. Of every $100 spent trying to the roasting she received from honour the century-old duty to sign leadership rivals Abbott and Kevin treaties across B.C., $80 is a loan Falcon, she had an odd way of from Ottawa, $12 is a grant from showing it. Ottawa and $8 is a grant from B.C. She appointed Falcon as finance The plan was for First Nations minister to drive a stake into the to repay their loans out of cash harmonized sales tax, and Abbott settlements made to them for as education minister to fashion 100-odd years of uncompensated a pre-election truce with the everresource extraction, which is now hostile teachers’ union. Both accepted as being contrary to completed their unlikely tasks and British and Canadian law. retired as heroes of the party in It was the blunt-spoken Pierre 2013. who first acknowledged this hasn’t Outgoing chief treaty worked. Some of the 50 First commissioner Sophie Pierre was Nations stuck at the treaty table as dismayed as anyone at the

have borrowed too much to go on, she said last year, calling for an “exit strategy” that forgives debt. The probability of the B.C. government making this decision without talking to the federal paymaster is exactly zero. I’m told the province’s clumsy timing had something to do with Ottawa’s late demands. I asked Clark if her plan to settle land claims faster was anything like the 2009 attempt by Gordon Campbell’s deputy minister Jessica McDonald to negotiate a provincewide deal declaring aboriginal title. Clark side-stepped the question, saying only that the 150 B.C. First Nations not at the treaty table need a say and a solution too. (McDonald now faces a similar legal gridlock as the Clarkappointed CEO of BC Hydro, trying to build the Site C dam.) Pierre, a veteran administrator from the Ktunaxa Tribal Council in the Kootenays, made a prophetic statement when her term as chief commissioner was extended three years ago. She said if Ottawa isn’t prepared to give federal negotiators a realistic mandate on compensation and sharing of salmon rights, they should “shut ’er down.” Her advice may have been heard after all. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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LETTERS Careful watch required during OCP implementation I am writing to clear up some obvious misunderstandings letter writers in the Wednesday, March 25 edition of the Oak Bay News obviously have. Oak Bay Watch is not part of the many various groups that have formed in the last four years to oppose inappropriate developments considered or approved by council. Each of these groups formed to oppose development proposals that were way out of line with our zoning bylaws. The Oak Bay Lodge group for example, was protesting a significant variance that would have allowed substantial overbuilding of the lot and added to the

already high amenity and trafficked neighbourhood. This included the new high school and theatre, a community centre and an elementary school. The proposed facility was to serve all of Vancouver Island and, although Oak Bay would have had to provide financial support, the clientèle would have been on a first-come firstserved basis. There would be no guarantee of a bed for aging Oak Bay News letter writers or other local senior residents. Our mayor, in voting against the facility, said the facility already had a variance and therefore the new building would have required a variance

Limit rabbit purchases to toys this Easter With Easter not far off many children start thinking of the Easter bunny and seeing them in TV ads and toy bunnies in shops may get the idea that they want a cuddly little bunny of their own. Please give this decision some serious thought before you adopt. Rabbits are timid creatures that do not like being held. If they fall they do not land on their feet as does a cat and many serious injuries can happen. They are sociable creatures and should not be kept in a small cage. Consider it the same as solitary confinement. As a rabbit owner I can attest that they are sweet, intelligent creatures but a lot of work. Their habitats need cleaning every day and their food and water bottles must be washed. Young children infatuated with owning a bunny will quickly tire of that chore when other social activity takes over. The rabbits will be ignored and their housing left unkempt and the onus will fall to the parent to take over those chores, a parent who is too busy already. How long will that last?

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on a variance. It became increasingly clear to everyone it was not fair to ask residents to absorb this much density. Other developments that individual groups and the community have opposed include: a giant duplex on a relatively small lot (spot zoned and approved by council); a council approved apartment block that totally over-built the lot and required many variances including limited, above-grade parking and minuscule setbacks; basement suite legalization was another major concern – as other communities have struggled with the many disruptive issues for neighbours and expensive

A rabbit is a long-term commitment, which must be taken seriously. Too many families faced with this extra responsibility see no option but to dispose of the rabbit. Unfortunately too many times it is dumped in an area with other no longer wanted rabbits, which in itself is a death sentence. If not by a predator or a vehicle, sometimes by another rabbit defending its turf. Humane societies would be happy to have the bunny. Those toy bunnies mentioned above may make better pets all round. William Jesse Oak Bay

Interest groups ‘integral part of democracy’ Re: Who watches the watchers? (News, March 25). Oak Bay Watch is one of many groups of local citizens who have formed to ensure our elected officials follow due process supported by public engagement. Interest groups are an integral part of democracy allowed and encouraged within the Canadian constitution as they promote

staffing regulation problems and fire and safety issues. Oak Bay Watch was formed primarily to oppose monster house development on small lots – that has caused and continues to cause so much anxiety and adverse impact in our community. After a three-year Oak Bay Watch campaign and with a lot of community and municipal staff support council is going to correct this 2007 zoning error that led to these invasive developments – this correction is scheduled for late April. This is not to say Oak Bay Watch is not supportive of opposition groups with legitimate development concerns.

Advocacy has become more and more necessary as existing citizens’ interests are lost as local councils respond to constant development pressures. Precedent setting, ignoring zoning bylaw standards and planning principles are other major concerns. Many communities throughout B.C. are lobbying their councils to prevent demolitions and tree cutting – not only to prevent the building of monster houses but, to oppose the many forms of multi-dwellings that are being inappropriately pushed into single-family neighbourhoods. In Oak Bay the new official community plan

has been criticized for being too open-ended and ambiguous. It contains land use and zoning objectives that will allow multi-dwellings in our singlefamily neighbourhoods. The impacts of many of these developments has the potential to change Oak Bay’s character substantially – not necessarily for the better. To avoid similar adverse zoning changes of the past and, as there is no guaranteed extensive public input into the OCP implementation process currently being considered by council – a careful watch is required. Anthony Mears Oak Bay

public imput and provide an avenue for local voices. West Vancouver is a prime example where there has been a vacuum in urban planning and public involvement. The developers and architects bottom line has been given priority, Without public interest and representation there would be no balance. If architects and developers truly were interested in the best outcomes for Oak Bay then they should have no concerns with organized public engagement. Rachel McDonnell   Oak Bay

Restoration work should expand park-wide I support wholeheartedly the restorations in Upland Park (Park areas closed for preservation, News, March 25). I suggest that we expand this excellent initiative. Oak Bay has several parks that are not ordinary parks; they are living museums replete with rare plants and ecosystems. Uplands Park, Cattle Point, Anderson Hill, Harling Point and the Chinese

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Chris Hyde-Lay, manager of parks for Oak Bay and contractor Wylie Thomas discuss restoration in Uplands Park. Cemetery and even Gonzales Hill, arguably, feature exceptional natural and cultural heritage. These parks should be managed as special assets containing heritage of national significance. We should think of reining in human and dog traffic in parts of these sites with appropriate

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infrastructure and signage. We should also be prepared to remove inappropriate infrastructure. Our priceless living museums, which remain under-celebrated, are well worth it. They make Oak Bay special. Jacques Sirois Oak Bay


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April – the Lyrid meteor shower – will peak on April 23. The constellation Lyra – the point in the sky the meteors appear to radiate from -- will be above the horizon by midnight and overhead by 4 a.m. when the shower peaks. Between 15 and 20 meteors should be visible per hour at the peak, but there could be more! The moon pairs up with the Pleiades and Venus on the April 20 and 21 and passes below bright Jupiter from the April 25 to 27. First Nations Salish artist Chris Paul tells me how wonderful the dark sky is at Lauwelnew (aka Mount Newton) where his own Coastal Salish clan, the Tsartlip, enjoy wonderful dark skies and share stories about their ancient history and the night sky views from their sacred mountain. I tell him what it’s like not just at Cattle Point, but even close to his own sculpture, The Salish Sea, just 200 metres from Beach Drive, on Spewhung Point (Oak Bay Marina parking lot). Give your eyes just 15 minutes to settle in the dark. I like to use my Smartphone to capture images of the planets rising through gaps in the sculpture. If anyone captures a good photograph please email it to Dan Ebenal editor@oakbaynews.com BillSmith is a Volunteer at Cattle Point DARK SKY Urban Star Park

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B.C. Treaty Commission’s future remains in doubt Tom Fletcher Black Press

In its current form, the B.C. Treaty Commission would need a century to settle all the aboriginal land claims that are before it, Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday. Taking questions for the first time about the sudden cancellation of former cabinet minister George Abbott’s appointment to lead the commission, Clark said she doesn’t know yet if the organization will continue. She emphasized that having only 50 out of 200 B.C. First Nations involved, and

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painfully slow progress with those, is not enough. “There have been some results, but four treaties in 22 years for $600 million is not enough result,” Clark said. “We have to be able to move faster, and we have to find a way to include more First Nations in the the process.” Word of Abbott’s rejection came out late last week, with surprise and disappointment from outgoing chief commissioner Sophie Pierre and commissioners representing the other two parties it represents, the federal government and B.C.’s First Nations Summit. NDP leader John Horgan said the B.C. government’s sudden decision to leave a key position vacant is a violation of trust with aboriginal communities and Ottawa, which provides the cash for treaty settlements. B.C. provides Crown land once claimed territories are defined. “I don’t disagree with those who suggest the treaty process can be revitalized,” Horgan said. “You don’t do it by blowing it up without talking to your partners.” Pierre and others have expressed their own frustrations with the slow pace of progress, particularly from Ottawa. Treaty deals involving a share of salmon runs were put on hold for years while the federal

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Uplands hosts cultural dinner The vivid sights and stirring sounds of Mexico will be showcased at the Canadian Club of Victoria’s annual cultural dinner, with a performance by the “Viva Mexico! Folklore Dancers Association.” This year’s dinner takes place April 14 at the Uplands Golf Club. The Viva Mexico! association is a group of friends of all ages who share a passion for Mexican culture and a deep love for the art of dance.  The troupe is proud to share with Victorians the traditional dances and costumes of many different regions of Mexico. 

B.C. recharges electric vehicle rebate government held an inquiry into the state of Fraser River sockeye runs. Pierre has also called for forgiveness of the debt piled up by First Nations as negotiations drag on. Money to continue talks is borrowed against future cash settlements for resources extracted from aboriginal territories, leaving the parties with little left to invest in communities.

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In its current form, the B.C. Treaty Commission would need a century to settle all the aboriginal land claims that are before it, Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday. Taking questions for the first time about the sudden cancellation of former cabinet minister George Abbott’s appointment to lead the commission, Clark said she doesn’t know yet if the organization will continue. She emphasized that having only 50 out of 200 B.C. First Nations involved, and

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painfully slow progress with those, is not enough. “There have been some results, but four treaties in 22 years for $600 million is not enough result,” Clark said. “We have to be able to move faster, and we have to find a way to include more First Nations in the the process.” Word of Abbott’s rejection came out late last week, with surprise and disappointment from outgoing chief commissioner Sophie Pierre and commissioners representing the other two parties it represents, the federal government and B.C.’s First Nations Summit. NDP leader John Horgan said the B.C. government’s sudden decision to leave a key position vacant is a violation of trust with aboriginal communities and Ottawa, which provides the cash for treaty settlements. B.C. provides Crown land once claimed territories are defined. “I don’t disagree with those who suggest the treaty process can be revitalized,” Horgan said. “You don’t do it by blowing it up without talking to your partners.” Pierre and others have expressed their own frustrations with the slow pace of progress, particularly from Ottawa. Treaty deals involving a share of salmon runs were put on hold for years while the federal

My route is amazing! It includes so many unique houses and beautiful gardens, and a walk down to the ocean and back. I may have the most beautiful paper route in Canada! Having a paper route is a great way to get outside for exercise and fresh air. The only downside is running into the occasional raccoon – not my favourite animal. Congratulations Evert on being “Carrier of the Month” and for always delivering your papers with a smile.

Uplands hosts cultural dinner The vivid sights and stirring sounds of Mexico will be showcased at the Canadian Club of Victoria’s annual cultural dinner, with a performance by the “Viva Mexico! Folklore Dancers Association.” This year’s dinner takes place April 14 at the Uplands Golf Club. The Viva Mexico! association is a group of friends of all ages who share a passion for Mexican culture and a deep love for the art of dance.  The troupe is proud to share with Victorians the traditional dances and costumes of many different regions of Mexico. 

B.C. recharges electric vehicle rebate government held an inquiry into the state of Fraser River sockeye runs. Pierre has also called for forgiveness of the debt piled up by First Nations as negotiations drag on. Money to continue talks is borrowed against future cash settlements for resources extracted from aboriginal territories, leaving the parties with little left to invest in communities.

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The UVic Mental Health Awareness Club brings Music Makers and Stigma Shakers: A Benefit Concert to Break the Silence on Mental Illness to the Alix Goolden Hall Thursday. The club works to promote mental health awareness on campus and in the community. Radio celebrity Jon Williams will MC event to raise funds and awareness for two local charities, NEED 2 Suicide Prevention, Education, and Support, and the Victoria branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society. Four local bands will perform: Kytami, Carmanah, Sam Weber, and Hawk & Steel. The event will also feature speakers from NEED 2 and BCSS Victoria to help raise awareness and educate the audience about mental health. Doors to the April 2 benefit concert open at 6:45 p.m. and the show runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance (at Lyle’s Place, through Eventbrite, or by contacting uvicmentalhealth@gmail.com) and will be $30 at the door. cvanreeuwyk @oakbaynews.com

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The Canadian Club of Victoria celebrates the fact that the fabric of Canadian life is enriched with a population drawn from all parts of the world. The 2011 census shows that more than 20 per cent of the Canadian population was born outside of the country.  While the Mexican Canadian community is small in number, with less than one per cent of the population of Greater Victoria, the community makes a contribution of immense value to the city’s vibrant cultural scene.  The event takes place at Uplands Golf Club, 3300 Cadboro Bay Rd. and tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets are available on EventBrite or by calling 250-370-1837 by April 10.

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Choir presents Bach’s St. John Passion Performance explores Christ’s last days and crucifixion Victoria Philharmonic Choir presents Bach’s St. John Passion Saturday, April 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church, on Balmoral Road at Quadra Street. The oldest of Bach’s Passion settings, St. John was composed for a Good Friday Vespers service in 1724, and would originally have been wrapped around a sermon. Setting the story of Christ’s final days and crucifixion, the story-telling role of the Evangelist will be sung by tenor Benjamin Butterfield, with bass-baritone Nathan McDonald as Christus and soprano Jane Long, mezzo-soprano Sarah Fryer, tenor Josh Lovell and Montreal-based baritone Nathaniel Watson. Victoria Symphony vio-

linist Christi Meyers leads the orchestra of musicians brought together for their skills in baroque repertoire. Tickets are $30 or $15 for students (children under 12 free) and are available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books, Tanner’s Books, the Shieling, Long and McQuade, online at vpchoir.squarespace.com and possible at the door, if available.

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The Capital Region will be hopping with Easter possibilities this weekend. In Saanich, Gordon Head Recreation Centre hosts the always-popular Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Designed for the two to five-yearold set and always a sell-out, families are encouraged to register early for this event that offers kindergym activities, egg hunt, craft stations, treats and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself. On Sunday, attach bunny ears to your helmet and enjoy free admission to the Easter Egg-ceptional Skate at Pearkes Rec Centre, complete with a chance to win Easter treats – join the fun April 5 from 1:35 to 2:45 p.m. No bunny ears? Admission is $3, with skate rentals extra. See www.saanich. ca for more information. Head to Beckwith Park Sunday, April 5 for the seventh annual Signs of Hope in Africa Easter Egg Hunt. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., families will

enjoy bouncy castles, face-painting, crafts, games, entertainment, police and fire vehicles and of course, a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. No registration is required, only a $5 admission for children age 13 and younger (adults free). With 20,000 chocolate eggs to be found in the 11 a.m. egg hunt (rain or shine), the search is divided into three age groups: three years and younger, four to six years, and seven years and older. A barbecue lunch is available for $6, including a burger or hot dog (with veggie options), plus chips and a drink. Signs of Hope in Africa is a Victoriabased charity dedicated to improving quality of life through the health, education and business opportunities of children and families living in the village of Jambiani, Zanzibar in Tanzania. For more information, visit www.signsofhopeinafrica.org In Oak Bay, organizers of the community’s third annual Easter egg hunt expect to welcome 600 or more community members to the park behind municipal hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hosted by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association, the event includes face-painting, cookies and cupcakes, photos with the Easter Bunny, an Oak Bay fire truck display, collection for the Mustard Seed Food Bank, and of course and egg hunt, arranged according to age. Oak Bay Recreation also has a full slate of Easter activities planned, beginning with a Good Friday Skate this Friday, April 3, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. In addition to music, the craft station and ice games such as octopus and gogo-stop, a small area will also be set up for a beginner’s hockey game. The fun continues Sunday, April 5 with a special Kindergym full of Easter fun and surprises from 11 a.m. to noon at Henderson Rec Centre and an Easter Fun Swim and Skate 2-for1, with skating from 12 to 4:30 p.m. and swimming from 1 to 5 p.m. Skate and swim with the Easter Bunny, and take in the Easter egg hunt, both on and off-ice, not to mention Easter Please see: NeXT PaGe

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coloring, crafts and face-painting with lots of prizes to be won. Upstairs, the Sports View Lounge will play familyfriendly Easter bunny movies with free egg hunts and Easter-themed goodies. Continuing Monday will be an Easter Monday Skate & Swim, with an everyone welcome skate from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and an everyone welcome swim from 3 to 5 p.m. (regular admission applies). Victoria Parks and Recreation hosts its own Easter Eggstravaganza at Oaklands Community Centre Saturday, April 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Admission to this family-friendly event is just $5 per child and includes arts and crafts, a sing-along and outdoor egg hunt. Register with the community centre at 250-370-9101. The Crystal Pool offers families a chance to make a splash from 10 a.m.

Crafts, face-painting, games and egg hunts are staples of Easter events around Greater Victoria.

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Maundy Thursday: April 2 7:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist and Tenebrae Good Friday: April 3 9:30 a.m. Special Family Program for children and parents 11:00 a.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Easter Day: April 5 Festival of the Resurrection 6:15 a.m. Sunrise Service at Telegraph Cove (at the end of Telegraph Bay Rd.) 8:00 a.m. Easter Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Festive Eucharist (Children’s Program and Nursery)

Anglican Church of Canada • Phone 250-472-2090 3909 St. George’s Lane (off Maynard in Cadboro Bay)

to 1 p.m., including an underwater egg hunt, with varying difficulties suitable for preschoolers to swim clubbers. Victoria’s Central Baptist Church welcomes the community for its Family Easter Party Saturday, April 4 from 3 to 5 p.m., complete with Easter egg hunt, Easter crafts, egg decorating, story time and tasty treats. Fun for children from preschool to Grade 6, learn more at www.centralbaptistchurch.ca In neighbouring Esquimalt, the annual Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt will fill Esquimalt Gorge Park with delighted youngsters Sunday, April 5. Join the Esquimalt Lions Club from 12 to 3 p.m. for entertainment, food, crafts, face-painting and, of course, hunting for Easter eggs. The concession opens at 11:30 a.m., followed by egg hunts and kids’ races according to age, plus a fire truck display, children’s entertainment and nature house.

Church observes Good Friday with procession St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church parishioners will observe Good Friday (April 3) with a cross procession through Esquimalt streets. The cross will be carried from the church grounds, down Esquimalt to Admirals roads, up Lyall Street and along Grafton Street. Parishioners will make stops along the route for Bible readings. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, please call 250-386-6833.

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Good Friday Communion Service April 3 @ 10:30 am

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Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church Holy Thursday April 2 - Mass 7:00pm 8:00-10:30 pm Adoration in the Chapel in the Lower Level of the Parish Centre Good Friday April 3 - 3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday April 4 - 7:45pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday April 5 - 8:30am and 10:30am Mass 798 Goldstream Avenue • 250.478.3482 • olor@shaw.ca Father Paul Szczur, SDS.

St Michael & All Angels Anglican Church 4733 West Saanich Road, Royal Oak EASTER WEEK SERVICES

MAUNDY THURSDAY 7:00pm Holy Communion, hand washing and stripping of the altar GOOD FRIDAY 10:00am Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 4:00pm Stabat Mater, with Prayers & Readings EASTER SUNDAY 8:30am Holy Communion 10:30am Baptism and Choral Eucharist Visit our website address is http://www.stmikevictoria.ca

WORSHIP WITH US THIS EASTER ST. AIDAN’S UNITED CHURCH Maundy Thursday ........................... 6:30 pm Good Friday Service ....................... 10 am Easter Sunday with Communion .... 10 am 3703 St. Aidan’s Street | 250-477-2089 | www.staidansunited.ca St. Aidan’s is an affirming congregation

Easter Sunrise Service at Telegraph Cove (6:30am) Good Friday A joint service with St. George’s Anglican Church. April 3, 2015 Easter Sunday Celebration (10am) 7pm Fabulous music, Inclusive Communion, Flowering Cross Featuring: Louise Rose & Jeff Poynter

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Sno’uyutth spreads good energy Sno’uyutth means “spreading good energy” and the welcome pole planned for Oak Bay High is well on the way toward doing that already with the second in a series of benefit concerts held last weekend. First Nations Night at The Oaks to benefit the Sno’uyutth project raised more than $3,000. The Community Association

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FOOD PRODUCTS BEEF FARM GATE SALES. 1516 Mt. Douglas Cross Rd. Hours Friday & Saturday 10-4. Naturally raised, hormone free beef. Individual cuts sold, sharp, frozen & double wrapped. (250)477-3321.

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Community Calendar Saturday, April 4

Jester’s Pub Night in the Fern Café at Monterey rec. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $13.25 nonmembers $15.25 at 1441 Monterey Ave. Lenten Lunchtime: STABAT MATER by Pergolesi sung by Marnie Setka-Mooney and Sara WeickerPartridge with pianist Curt Bergen at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 1701 Elgin St. from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Admission is by donation ($8 suggested amount) with proceeds to benefit Abbeyfield House Society. Bring your lunch; coffee and tea are provided.  Information: 250-5982212.

Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Central Saanich Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton X Rd. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Pat at 250-598-2325.

Thursday, April 2 In the Neighbourhood opening event at Red Art Gallery, 2249 Oak Bay Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery artists portray their ideas from the perspective of some chosen neighbourhoods, or perhaps their own worlds. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec St. Registration 5:45 p.m.; walk 6 p.m. Contact is George at 250-386-1279.

Friday, April 3 Good Friday fun – There will be events for the whole family at St. Luke’s Hall, Cedar Hill Cross Road at Cedar Hill Road at 4:30 p.m. Fantastic Fridays are free, dinner is provided. They include crafts, games, songs and stories. First Friday of each month from now and until June. There will also be a Good Friday service at 10 a.m. For more info, call 250-4776741 or visit www. stlukesvictoria.ca.

Sunday, April 5 Jazz Vespers, The Bob Watts Trio will offer a special Easter Sunday Jazz Vespers at 7:30 p.m. at St. Philips Church, at the corner of Neil and Eastdowne. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Cattle Point, Beach Drive. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact Helmut at 250479-3163. Easter Service at St. Luke’s Church, Cedar Hill Cross Road at Cedar Hill Road, will be held at 2:30 p.m. A short, childfriendly service will be followed by an Easter egg hunt. Come and hear the Easter story of hope and renewal. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Services also at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7 Drop in Toddler time, for youngsters 16-35 months and their caregiver. Toddlerterrific stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets. No registration required. Starts 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Bay branch of the GVPL, 1442 Monterey Ave. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Running Room, Broadmead Shopping Centre, 777 Royal Oak Dr. Registration 5:45 p.m.; walk 6 p.m. Contact is Gail at 250-477-4472.

Wed., April 8 Listen Series: Spring Song with Nicholas Fairbank, Organ at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Street, at 7 p.m. in the

chapel. Admission is by donation ($8 suggested amount). Information: 250-5982212.

Thursday, April 9 Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec St. Registration 5:45 p.m.; walk 6 p.m. Contact is George at 250-386-1279.

Friday, April 10 Drop-in Family Storytime from 10:3011 a.m. at the Oak Bay Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 1442 Monterey Ave.

Sunday, April 12 Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Mount Douglas Park, Cordova Bay Road. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Jack at 250590-8594.

Monday, April 13 Drop in baby time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with your baby every day. No registration required at the Oak Bay branch of the GVPL, 1442 Monterey Ave.

Tuesday, April 14 Drop in Toddler time, for youngsters 16-35 months and their caregiver. Toddlerterrific stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets. No registration required. Starts 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Bay branch of the GVPL, 1442 Monterey Ave. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Running Room, Broadmead Shopping Centre, 777 Royal Oak Dr. Registration 5:45 p.m.; walk 6 p.m. Contact is Gail at 250-477-4472. CARP Victoria is bringing CBC’s Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald to present “Canadian Spacewalkers”, about the only  three Canadian astronauts to put on spacesuits and step outside the international space station. His presentation includes photos and stories. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Cook Street Activity Centre, 380 Cook St. in the Cook Street Village. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 12 are free. The Canadian Club of Victoria dinner will be held at Uplands

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Project Grants - provide project funding for arts organizations. IDEA Grants - support arts programming by organizations not eligible for other CRD funding programs. Deadline for receipt of Project and IDEA Grant applications is Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm. For details please visit: www.crd.bc.ca/service/ arts-funding CRD Arts Development Service 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7 T: 250.360.3215 artsdevelopment@crd.bc.ca

The Hartland Landfill Facility will be closed on Easter Monday, Monday, April 6, 2015.

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Hartland will reopen on Tuesday, April 7 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Registered account customers will have access to the active face from 7 to 9 am.

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University of Victoria professor, Turner often speaks of Songhees culture over many centuries around Oak Bay. “I’m really delighted for my book to have been shortlisted,” Turner said. “Mostly it gives me a chance to acknowledge the wise and knowledgeable First Nations teachers and friends who have shared their plant and environmental Please see: Writer acknowledges ‘wise’ friends, Page A19

Other Greater Victoria authors up for awards Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize awarded to the author of the best original non-fiction literary work: Julie Angus, Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World (Greystone Books); Barry Gough, The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest (Douglas & McIntyre); Eve Joseph, In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.) Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award presented to the originating publisher and author of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production, and content: Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, Cloudwalker (Harbour Publishing) Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize awarded to the author of the best work of poetry: Patrick Lane, Washita (Harbour Publishing)

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knowledge with me over so many years. The book is really based on this collective knowledge.” Late Oak Bay resident Alicia Priest – A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist (Harbour Publishing) – is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, presented to the originating publisher and author of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content. The winners in the seven categories of the 31st annual

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awards will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prizes Gala on April 25 in Vancouver. B.C. Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon will be in attendance. That night the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence will also be presented. It was established in 2003 by former lieutenant governor Iona Campagnolo to recognize B.C. writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province. In 2014 the award was presented to Oak Bay resident Kit Pearson. Winners in all categories collectively receive $19,000 in cash prizes. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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