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Two sunken boats in Oak Bay Harbour are raised July 2 thanks to the efforts of a group of concerned citizens and businesses. The two vessels have been a concern to citizens since early February. Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News

Two sunken boats raised in Oak Bay Harbour Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News

Two boats sunk in Oak Bay Harbour were raised and removed Thursday thanks to the joint efforts of a group of concerned citizens and organizations. Organizer Chris Porter, of WildVision Edutainment, said the raising of the two boats went smoothly. “The sailboat is floating and in Oak Bay

to get cleaned and surveyed with the aim to turn it into a community outreach program for kids to learn about the oceans,” Porter said. “The power boat is on a farm for storage to be processed for a boat recycling initiative that I want to start to create a self-financing cooperative that will deal with the derelict vessel issue of B.C.” The two vessels had been a concern since early February. With the 90-day period to contact the owner passed, no



known information on the owner’s whereabouts or condition of dealing with the vessels had been gathered, Porter said. The Receiver of Wrecks received the salvage request submitted by Porter, who first heard the story in the local media when a young student shared her concerns for the harbour’s marine life. Porter, a diver, removed the hazardous materials and debris from the vessels to ensure there was minimal impact on the

environment. In early June, Transport Canada’s Receiver of Wrecks confirmed authorization to the claim of salvage to raise the two vessels. A variety of local business experts contributed their time and expertise to the project, including C-Tow Victoria, Murray’s Boat Hauling, Cold Water Divers, Frank White’s Diving, WildVision Edutainment and Hillside Shopping Centre.

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Oak Bay’s Fire Prevention Division. Over the years, many of the natural grassland areas have accumulated considerable combustible materials, meaning fires can quickly develop into serious incidents. “These fires may threaten individual homes as well as the lives of residents living in the involved areas,� Kivell cautions. Low amounts of rainfall, low humidity and elevated daytime temperatures all contribute to the hazard of wild land fires. However, “of all weather conditions, wind has the greatest effect on wildfires. The addition of wind to any wild land fire has the potential to greatly increase the severity of the incident.� In addition to fanning the flames, wind can transport burning branches and embers to new areas of unburned grass, bush or even shake roofs. The Oak Bay Fire Department’s Beware and Prepare program aims to reduce the threat of grassland and bush fires to properties in the interface zone. To engage residents in essential fire-prevention measures during this extended hot, dry spell, the department has created a checklist to identify ways to reduce home and property wildfire hazards and prepare family and neighbours in the event of grassland and/ or bush fires. For more information, call the Oak Bay Fire Department at 250-592-9121. If you discover a grassland or bush fire, call 9-1-1.

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Staff, students eye new Oak Bay High taking shape Dan Ebenal News Staff

While class is officially out for the summer, plenty of work is still going on at Oak Bay High. “They’re deconstructing the east building right now. It’s staged, depending on what they need to do. That area has to be done very quickly because it’s impacting all of the main power supply lines,” said Oak Bay High principal Dave Thomson. The new $55-million, 151,000-square-foot school is set to open in September. With up to 150 workers on site during the busiest period, that number is now down to about 60. John Scheeren, project manager with Farmer Construction Ltd., expects to have all the work complete by April 2016. “We’re building a tremendous building here and we’re really proud of that,” said Scheeren, who expects to have the old school buildings down by late September or early October. Crews are currently salvaging some of the heritage aspects from the old buildings. “We do respect the heritage aspect of the old school so we really want to retain that,” said Scheeren, himself a 1975 Oak Bay High grad. “There are people that hate to see these heritage buildings come down, but that building was done. You should see what we’re running into as we do the demo – I mean if this building ever suffered an earthquake it would kill every kid in the classroom.” He said they have now received the occupancy Dan Ebenal photo permit for the new school buildings, which will John Scheeren stands in front of the new Oak Bay High building. The project manager with Farmer Construction allow school administration to begin setting up graduated from Oak Bay High himself in 1975. for the coming school year. Thomson said staff and students all cast a But when the work finally wraps up, the state-of-the-art “The building itself has not aged very well over the glance over their shoulders at the old buildings new school will more than make up for the long wait and last couple of years. There’s recognition of the fact that as they left the school after the final bell sounded for the now all of the warts are really visible. Of course, as you steady disruptions. school year. “The constant message from my staff, the students who “I think that there’s kind of a sad, bit of a melancholy remove things from the walls and furniture starts to leave it have had the opportunity to go in and the visitors who becomes more and more evident why it was necessary to acceptance, [along with an] excitement about the new come, it’s jaw-droppingly spectacular,” Thomson said. replace the building. building,” he said. He said he’s given a few tours to some of the teachers The sadness of turning a page on the original 1929 build“I think all of us at some point along the way have walked that have been recently assigned to the school. ing is tempered by the work that still lies ahead. out of the doors and said, ‘Wow, it’s sad.’ Each one of us has “Literally, their jaws do drop and they kind of walk around “We’re excited to be getting a new building but we also shed a tear in our own way.” Thomson said staff has been busy for quite some time know that we’re not finished yet. As the buildings come with a glazed look, saying ‘Is this for real?’ I think that’s why preparing for the move, adding it was a fair amount of work down, there’s two fields that have to be constructed, there’s it’s so exciting, it’s because it is a very, very spectacular to remove all the items that teachers have accumulated a lot of heavy equipment going to be operating at least for high school building.” another six or eight months.” over the years.

Bowker Creek restoration begins near high school property Restoration of a section of Bowker Creek that flows along the Oak Bay High School property will begin this month. Crews will start by clearing out existing bushes and trees that are mostly invasive and do not contribute to a healthy creek environment. They will be replaced in the fall once work inside the creek is complete. The project is one of 10 short-

term initiatives of the Bowker Creek Initiative, supported by the Capital Regional District to guide the overall restoration of the Bowker Creek Watershed. The District of Oak Bay has secured $738,000 from the Federal Gas Tax fund for this restoration, which will significantly improve overall creek health by improving water quality, habitat and flow conveyance. Restoration will also

decrease downstream flooding and improve climate adaptability. “This project will significantly transform the section of Bowker Creek that flows along the Oak Bay High School property,” said Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, CRD board chair. “We are looking forward to seeing not only the restored creek, but also a new community greenspace and outdoor classroom that

will let everyone learn more about this great natural amenity.” Project features include a winding creek that mimics a more natural water course, native plantings, an accessible pathway, a viewing area and an outdoor classroom. An environmental plan is being followed to ensure construction does not negatively affect the creek downstream. In September, crews will be

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Director Checo Tohomaso, at the keyboard, and the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir, get the crowd going at Willows Park for the inaugural performance in the summer music series.

Community concert packs the park Hundreds gather at Willows Park to usher in the Canada Day holiday with the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir. Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News

Some brought blankets, some lawn chairs, others simply claimed a cool piece of grass in the shade. One couple was even spotted with a full table decked out in a gingham table cloth, centrepiece and a full sit-down picnic supper. Tots, parents, singles and seniors ... hundreds gathered last Tuesday (June 30) for the

first concert in the summer music series at Willows Park. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay, Rotary Club of Oak Bay and the Oak Bay News, the evening featured the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir, under the direction of the engaging and irrepressible Checo Tohomaso. The decade-old community choir opened with a rousing rendition of O Canada before launching into a line-up blending Motown, R&B, smooth soul and Afro-American music. Needless to say, hands were clapping by the second song. Coming concerts in the series include: July 15 – Enjoy an evening of unforgettable music with the popular O’Brien family. Originally from England, the O’Briens have established themselves as one of the most exciting vocal and instrumental groups on the Island.

July 22 – Drumming sensation Damian Graham, with Joey Smith on bass and Chad Geekie on piano together offer an exceptional example of honest, joyfully improvised music in the city. Aug. 5 – Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend challenges the conventions of popular music with an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Come early with blanket or chairs to pick your favourite spot and enjoy dinner or refreshments from the Kiwanis Tea Room or bring your own picnic. For more information, visit the events calendar at www.oakbay. ca

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Bryan Evans (left), Beverly Todd, Shelagh de Sousa and Bill Smith of Marlin Travel Oak Bay with the winning lottery numbers, a series they selected themselves and have played for two years, that scored a $1 million win last week. Below, fifth winner Shan Brindle reacts to the news. Christine van Reeuwyk/ News Staff

Oak Bay travel agents share in $1 million lottery win Christine van Reeuwyk News Staff

Team atmosphere will hit an all-time high as five members of the Marlin Travel Oak Bay team boards the ferry tomorrow morning on day trip to claim their $1 million lottery win. Beverly Todd, Bill Smith, Shelagh de Sousa, Bryan Evans and Shan Brindle learned July 3 of their win in the June 26 lottery with a quick trip from their office on Oak Bay Avenue to the nearby Pharmasave, where the machine sounded a little different than usual. “When you win a free play it makes a little noise … the thing was vibrating,” said de Sousa, tasked with checking the ticket that Friday. The job usually falls on Todd, who serves as team leader in the office lottery pool, and that’s who de Sousa first called from just up the street. Todd and Evans were the only others in the

office that day, and once they arrived Todd and de Sousa did a squealing, spinning, hopping happy dance that alerted other patrons to the $1 million win and word spread from there, despite the fact none of the co-workers really told many people. “We won on our numbers and that’s what makes it so sweet,” Todd said. For the past two years they’ve played the same numbers each week – featuring favourite numbers such as Ken Dryden fan de Sousa’s 29 in honour of his jersey number – with the highest prize before now $80. None has big plans for the new wiggle room in the household budget. “It’s enough to put a smile on your face,” Evans said. It’s also brought a team, already a comprehensive unit, even closer together. They plan to head for the Mainland July 9 to claim the prize.

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We’re all responsible for fire prevention Last week, the provincial government restricted all open burning throughout the majority of the province because of the season’s unusually hot, dry weather. This comes in addition to an earlier-thanusual campfire ban and weekend skies tinged orange with smoke from wildfires scattered throughout B.C. The unusually dry weather has also impacted Island waterways, bringing a Level 4 drought rating for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. With that comes the suspension of angling in streams and rivers throughout the South Island and Gulf Islands due to ongoing low stream flows and warming water temperatures, a measure designed to protect fish stocks at a time when they’re vulnerable due to low flows and high water temperatures. The measure further underscores the incredibly dry – if not record-setting – weather we’ve seen over the last few months. Here in Oak Bay, local fire officials have taken the opportunity to emphasize the importance of prevention with respect to wildfires. While it’s easy to think of wildfires as a risk elsewhere – in the hills of California or the Okanagan, perhaps – as Oak Bay Fire Capt. Rob Kivell emphasizes, Oak Bay’s expansive grasslands, in proximity to many residential neighbourhoods, creates its own significant risk, especially when paired with the weather we’ve enjoyed. These grassy areas contain a good deal of tinder-dry combustible material that can become engulfed in flames quickly. Add wind to the mix? A recipe for wildfire. To help homeowners take prevention into their own hands, Oak Bay Fire Department has issued a “Beware and Prepare” list, identifying simple steps to reduce the risk to people’s homes – steps like moving woodpiles away from the house and clearing away dry debris. How many people will listen? Driving into Oak Bay last week, a man was spotted flicking his lit cigarette on the ground near dry boulevard grass as he carried on his way down the street. Irresponsible behaviour at the best of times. Downright stupid in today’s climate. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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

Outlook cloudy for climate policies Clark visited General Fusion in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau May to announce her new climate came to Vancouver last week to action advisory panel, which has unveil his environmental platform to give her a plan to take to Paris for the Oct. 19 federal election. next December. Trudeau promised an That’s the next overhaul of the National big United Nations Energy Board and a climate summit, where vaguely defined intention Trudeau hopes to lead to work with provinces a delegation of premiers to impose a “price” on to stop the flow of carbon dioxide emissions “fossil awards” given across the country. to Canada by people in Trudeau’s media tour polar bear suits. took him to the Burnaby Asked about the facilities of General Fusion, fusion reactor she where, like Premier Tom Fletcher had just toured, Christy Clark a few weeks B.C. Views Clark laughed off the before, he stood at his question, comparing podium before a prototype it to the “flux capacitor” used for fusion reactor. time travel in the Michael J. Fox This massive octopus of pistons movie Back to the Future. and wires is an attempt to capture Trudeau recently told university the nuclear reaction that powers the Sun and other stars, containing students that we need to change our concepts of time and space, its fury within steel walls and and he didn’t seem to be kidding. magnetic fields. The point here for voters is that The old joke about controlled all these leaders, Harper, Trudeau, fusion is that every 20 years, Clark and many others, are talking scientists tell us it’s just 20 years down to you. away. You aren’t sophisticated If it ever is developed, such a enough to understand this climate process could quickly put an end business. to our hand-wringing about fossil The Pope has weighed in, fuels, largely replacing them with assuring us that carbon trading endless, emission-free energy. systems are not going to cut it. This is the type of technological This is a rebuke to California, revolution that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s officials indicated Quebec and the European Union, where effective carbon trading is, would be needed, after Canada like controlled fusion, just around announced a pledge with other G7 the corner. leaders to make their economies Pope Francis warned that carbon-free by 2100. our “throwaway culture” views That’s right, some time within nature “solely as a source of profit the next 85 years.

and gain” and so people won’t voluntarily do the right thing. (The results of the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite could be interpreted this way, if you ignore the bumbling, waste and political posturing that really did it in.) The Pope concludes that there is “an urgent need” for a “true world political authority” to impose order on the greedy capitalist humans that infest our beautiful planet. Presumably this would be the run by the UN, so my advice is to start hoarding candles and cat food now. B.C.’s frozen carbon tax has ceased to have much effect, with gasoline consumption back up over 2008 levels amid the usual volatility of prices. Gasoline is going for around $1.30 a litre, despite the prolonged slump in crude oil prices, and people have basically forgotten about this tax on top of all the other gas taxes. Perhaps B.C. can brag in Paris about the Pacific Carbon Trust, which limps along after its neardeath experience in 2013. The trust continues to divert tax dollars from B.C. government operations to purported carbonsaving activities, including paying coastal First Nations not to log the portions of forests that they demanded be preserved. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: • A7

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LETTERS Good neighbours make a great community Thank you so much to the kind person who found my keys on Newport Avenue the weekend of June 27 and turned them in to the police station. I can’t explain what a relief it was to get

Robins not nearly as picky as people Re: For the birds, Oak Bay News, July 1. I think the reader should have sent his letter to the TC’s comic strip. Trust me, the robins won’t mind a few bread crumbs floating in their bath, they are not as “picky” as we are, (pardon the pun). But thanks anyway for making us all chuckle a bit. William Rauschning Oak Bay

Here’s to the clever crows Re: For the birds, Oak Bay News, July 1. I’m chuckling about ravens/ crows using the reader’s bird bath to soften bread. That’s why crows do so well – they are clever. Walk along paved streets near waterways and you’ll sometimes see mollusk shells on the pavement – birds have dropped them to break the shells open. Trying to do anything about crows may be an even larger fool’s game than about seagulls here. PS: Ravens are even smarter than crows, but not nearly as common. There are some rather large crows around here Keith Sketchley Saanich

Deer signs working For the past week or two I have been noticing deer/fawn warning signs along streets in

them back! You are one of the reasons why I love this neighbourhood. Shannon Asdal Oak Bay

Oak Bay and Saanich. I believe these are the work of the upstart Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and I must congratulate them for their work in trying to save lives and car accidents. The motorists that I have been following see the signs and slow down. I have also been following news items regarding the contraception program and although some seem to think it is pointless, I have to disagree. It is apparently a proven method and has been used successfully in many places including I believe either Esquimalt or the navy base there. It is worth a try especially as it won’t cost Oak Bay taxpayers any money. S.B. Brennan Oak Bay

Deer ‘problem’ out of proportion Re: Aggressive Deer, Oak Bay News, June 24 The problem of deer which the reader is alluding to is blown out of proportion. Let’s look at tax dollar spending. Oak Bay spent over $52,000 to cull 11 deer, including some $13,000 to hire a PR firm to tell the public they were doing the right thing. People who complained about the deer and hosted traps in their yards had the deer killed at the municipality’s expense. Ask Oak Bay to rid your yard of rats and see what they say. Maybe Oak Bay should offer some of that money into

reimbursing gardeners for lost plants or building fences. Having to carry a stick to ward off deer is bordering on the absurd, just as saying seniors are afraid to walk out at night or people fear their dogs may be attacked. Take a walk, or a drive if you are afraid, and count the number of people out at night walking dogs or just exercising. The Uplands are very dark at night but this or the threat of a deer attack has not kept many indoors. Are does giving birth to more than one fawn now? Unless a study is made there is no factual proof, just like stating that Oak Bay has a deer population explosion or an overabundance of deer is a myth because there has not been a proper deer count undertaken. Even in the report by Oak Bay’s Chief Administrative Officer, the scientific merit and validity of the District’s count methodology was continually challenged which proves that fact. William Jesse Oak Bay

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Oak Bay Night Market Oak Bay Village is transformed into a European-style street market filled with artists, artisans, entertainers and more, 4 to 8 p.m.

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Live music at the Oaks Restaurant & Tearoom – featuring Bijoux du Bayou, with sizzling hot cajun music, 7 to 9 p.m. at 2250 Oak Bay Ave. No cover charge. All ages welcome. Reservations: 250-5903155. Classic Movie Nights – featuring Stand by Me, 7 to 10 p.m. at

the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s David Foster Foundation Theatre. Movies show Friday evenings in July and August and include a gourmet individual pizza, house-made buttered popcorn and an ice cream sandwich for dessert. Info: 250598-4556. Italian Baroque on your doorstep – If a summer trip to Italy isn’t on your itinerary, what about a musical journey to 18th century Venice, with Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria? Peter Butterfield conducts two performances of this joyous work, at 5 and 7.30 p.m. at St. Mary the Virgin Church on Elgin Road, in Oak Bay.

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Concerts in the Park. Naden Band. Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park, 1:30 p.m. Drop-in Family Storytime from 10:3011 a.m. at the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 1442 Monterey Ave.

Saturday, July 11 Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St., Oak Bay. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Judy at 250-385-8519. Concerts in the Park. Nick La Riviere Septet. Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park, 1:30 p.m. Sno’uyutth fundraising concert – Featuring rock band the Bald Eagles at the Oaks, 2250 Oak Bay Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

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Concerts in the Park. B.C. Accordion Orchestra. Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, July 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, July 14 Volkssport Tuesday evening 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 250477-4472.

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Finding silence in the garden A guilty admission: I’ve become hooked on pod- ment with an activity. Some people stroll their way casts and audiobooks whilst gardening. Quite lit- there, or paddle towards it, and many of us weed erally too – I have a leather holster I sling around our way there, if there is a “there,� because flow my hips for my phone (trowel, pen, snips and is fluid, a kind of easy dancing of consciousness secateurs) and I weave my headphone cord up when thoughts come and go and we feel at peace. my shirt to keep it out of my way. No tool belt, no You needn’t be alone to achieve flow, but most problem: I tuck my phone in a pocket or my bra – people are solitary and many experience the feelanything to stay plugged in. My addictions ing in nature. You feel comfortable in run so deep I sometimes listen to gardensilence, your mind unspooling, your body working. You relax. ing podcasts whilst gardening. How many At this time of year in the garden, hours does it take to listen to that blasted plants are growing with vigour, leanGoldfinch? Thirty-two, I discovered. Thirtytwo hours I could have spent fully with my ing into summer’s heat. The work can plants. be almost overwhelming – watering, I’m worried I may have lost something in harvesting, feeding, weeding. It’s hot, the midst of all the chatter, some elemental we’re getting tired of all the soil and calm that gardening provides, so I thought sweat, and maybe we’re getting a little I’d own up here and force myself to exambored of ourselves too, the more verChristin Geall bal amongst us even more susceptible ine what it is about gardening that is actuCultivated ally good for us. Is it the physical activity? to aural stimulation. Yes. Weeding burns about 200 calories an Or perhaps you feel as I do, that hour and mowing 306. Gardening is a mild there isn’t enough time to read in these form of exercise that adds up. Let’s say you garden long days and it’s easier to seek out entertainment six hours a week. That works out be 18,772 calo- or edification by plugging in outside. The ol’ douries a year, the amount you would have burned ble-duty/multi-task it. I understand. But I also recrunning seven marathons. (Forget cardio and just ognize that staying connected means losing some relish in that stat: Seven marathons! Amazing how of the restoration gardening provides. numbers can make us feel better, isn’t it? These So while I can highly recommend CBC’s Ideas for are from The Guardian, and based on a study of weeding, or Terry Gross’ interviews for pop-culEnglish gardeners). tural putzing, if you’re going beyond the slog, try Still, numbers never tell the whole story. When it to opt out. No one needs you. The birds are singcomes to mental health, what do we lose when we ing for you. You’re lucky –you have plants to grow. forsake silence in the garden? Flow, apparently. “Flow,� in psychological terms, Christin Geall teaches creative nonfiction at the refers to an experience that we note as “optimal,� University of Victoria and is an avid Oak Bay gara time when we experience a kind of deep involve- dener.

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Walk this way to experience the arts in Oak Bay Oak Bay residents and visitors have a brand new selection of artworks to enjoy around town. In addition to four painted pianos and three large sculptures around the municipality, the Estevan Art Walk features window exhibits in 10 stores while the Oak Bay Village Sculpture Walk features 11 small and medium sculptures in the village. A media bus tour is planned for Saturday (July 11), with room possibly available for others, says Oak Bay Arts Laureate Barbara Adams. The tour will leave at 11 a.m. with a reception following from 12:30 to 2 p.m. sponsored by the Penny Farthing Pub. For more information, email barbaraadams@ From top right: Raleya Valeva, 5, and sister Mareya, 13, tickle the ivories of Jim Mcfarland’s Willows Beach painted piano at Cattle Point; an airplane detail from Sherryl Hustins’ Homage to Elton at Loon Bay Park; Armando Barbon’s Ice Princess, on the Municipal Hall lawn; Daciana Oana’s Whimsical Seas painted piano at Turkey Head, by the Oak Bay Marina; and Nathan Scott’s A Lazy Day cat sculpture on Oak Bay Avenue. Jennifer Blyth/Oak Bay News • A11

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Shakespeare Festival celebrates its silver season Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival celebrates 25 years with two favourite plays, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both performed on an open-air stage at Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus. Director Christopher Weddell, an instructor at Oak Bay’s Canadian College of Performing Arts, offers a modern telling of the tragic Romeo and Juliet, opening tonight (Wednesday, July 8). The whimsical Dream, directed by Britt Small, opens Thursday (July 9) and both continue on alternating evenings through Aug. 8. Whether audiences prefer comedy or tragedy, they’re in for a treat this summer, says festival Artistic Director Karen Lee Pickett. “Midsummer Night’s Dream we haven’t done since 2005 and it’s a favourite, certainly. The production in 2005 was the first year we were at Camosun, so it seemed appropriate for our 25th season,” Pickett reflects. It was also a play Small wanted to produce, so it was a good fit all around, she adds. The story and humour continue to capture people’s attention centuries after it was first performed. “It’s funny, it’s really, really funny, and there’s so much in Dream that’s funny now. Plus it’s so magical and compelling – that line between what’s real and what’s not – and I think it presents that overlap of worlds we’re really interested in,” Picket says. Add to that a sweet love story and A Midsummer Night’s Dream has all the makings for a perfect summer production. Romeo and Juliet, while it also has some humourous elements, is far more tragic, and in Weddell’s interpretation is influenced by the recent Occupy movement. In this case, the Montagues, a family of activists are contrasted with the wealthy Capulets, setting the scene for conflict between the “haves and the havenots,” Pickett says. “That brings a really interesting texture

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Paul Henry Oppers as Nick Bottom (left), Sarah Jane Pelzer as Titania, and Trevor Hinton as Oberon in The Victoria Shakespeare Festival A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Britt Small. to the play.” What has kept the festival at the forefront of must-attend summer events? “I think a Shakespeare festival is a cornerstone of any city’s artistic life,” Pickett says of the festival’s longevity, noting that many North American cities of any size have a festival. “I think there’s something about presenting these plays in an outside venue that many people respond to. (An outdoor stage) does hearken back to the way the plays were originally presented. But there’s also something about being in nature that makes the plays really illuminated in a way.” Through its quarter-century, the festival has nurtured a variety of local theatrical talent. “The festival has been the testing ground for so many great Victoria artists who have gone on to work both locally and internationally,” Pickett says, pointing to Festival alums like Ian Case who participated in the first year of the festival in 1991 and went on to found Giggling Iguana Productions, serve as general manager for Intrepid Theatre and the Victoria Fringe for 10 years, and is now

and seniors; children 12 and younger free. Festival passes are available. Regular tickets available through TicketRocket, at the door, or in advance from Ivy’s Bookshop. QThe festival box office opens at 6:30 p.m. with seating beginning at 7 p.m. Seating is open, with space for those on

director of the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. “We have such a rich history of artists who started their careers with us. Many UVic theatre grads had early career experiences working at the Festival,” she says. “In recent years, the Festival has hosted many artists from UVic and the Canadian College of Performing Arts and we’re excited to see their careers taking off.” In the past two years, the Festival has made a concerted effort to cultivate this important professional development component through the development of a mentorship system, moving from a more community-based method of production. The season’s lead roles are anchored by mentor actors, who also provide teaching and mentorship to the rest of the company. The company actors have the opportunity to experience a repertory schedule and to learn from the mentor actors, the directors and each other. “We’re so proud to see the artists we work with go on to such exciting careers and to know we’ve played a role in mentoring their success,” Pickett says.

blankets at the front. QA concession is available and a Dine-In Victoria partnership allows meals from a variety of restaurants to be delivered to the site. On-site parking is $3.50. QUVic and Camosun professors will also present a variety of pre-show discussions. Learn more at




Copies of the Bylaw and relevant background information are available for public inspection at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall. Persons wishing to comment on the Bylaw may make their views known in a letter addressed to the Municipal Clerk.  Letters received by July 13, 2015 will be placed on the Council agenda for consideration before a vote is taken to adopt the Bylaw. The meeting will be open to the public, and you are welcome to attend as well. Loranne Hilton Municipal Clerk The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay 2167 Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 1G2

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It is anticipated that Oak Bay Municipal Council will consider adoption of Bylaw No. 4649, Financial Plan Bylaw, 2015, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2015 at its special meeting to be held July 13, 2015 commencing at 7:00 pm. This amendment to the 2015 Financial Plan provides spending authority for a street light pilot project and for a storm drain capital project begun in 2014 to be completed in 2015 and other housekeeping amendments are also incorporated.


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Oak Bay girls compete in softball nationals on home turf Beacon Hill Little League hosts National Softball Championships July 25 to 29 at Fairfield’s Hollywood Park.

Oak Bay High School students (left) Emma Rautio-Roe, 14, and (right) Amelia Trembath, 14, with assistant coach Kelsie Hawkins (centre), take a break from practicing for the National Softball Championships that Beacon Hill Little League hosts July 25 to 29. Jennifer Blyth /Oak Bay News






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Following Beacon’s Hill’s 62-day regular season, league president Alan Calder looks forward to an exciting summer of tournment ball. “Our all-star teams are assembled and our coaches and players are excited to represent Beacon Hill on a larger stage,” Calder says. “We are grateful to have been selected to host the National Softball Championship Tournament and look forward Jennifer Blyth to welcoming teams from other provOak Bay News inces and to showcasing the nation’s Hollywood Park will be hopping best young softball players at the this month when Beacon Hill Little best ball park in the City of Victoria.” In addition to 2004 championLeague welcomes the nation for the 2015 National Softball Championship ships, Beacon Hill also hosted the event in 2009 and 2010. Three teams Tournament. are so far confirmed The five-day tournain each division, with ment will double as the “We would around 100 players Canadian Little League expected. Softball Championship love to have the Organizers are for players aged 11 and hoping to raise 12 and the Canadian community come $7,000 to help off-set Junior League Softball out and show the costs of hosting Championship for playthe national tournaers aged 13 and 14. It’s their support for ment and welcome the first time the two youth sports and community support championships have through sponsorbeen combined into one girls’ softball in ships, food donatournament, says Joanne particular.” tions for the buffet Bolzonello, tournament - Joanne Bolzonello dinner and support director. of the club’s coming All games will be played at Hollywood Park July 25 to fundraisers, Bolzonello says. The group has launched a Go Fund 29, and in addition to the two Beacon Hill teams competing at their Fair- Me campaign at www.gofundme. field Avenue park, the Layritz Majors com/beaconhillsoftball and is planteam has also qualified as the B.C. ning several community fundraising representative in the younger divi- events. The Junior Softball World Series is sion. In addition to national bragging rights, teams compete for the in Kirkland, WA from Aug. 2 to 8. The honour of representing Canada at Little League Softball World Series is the Softball World Series Champion- in Portland, OR from Aug. 13 to 19. “For many of these girls, this is a ships. Kelsie Hawkins, assistant coach once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be and pitching coach for Beacon Hill’s able to compete in a national event in junior team, has been sharing with front of their community,” Bolzonello the girls some of her experiences says. Sports fans will also want to mark winning nationals both in 2003 and in 2004, in front of a home-town crowd. their calendars for the event. “We Winning at home in extra innings expect the players to display a high before hundreds of spectators, and level of skill and play with a lot of the ensuing experience at the Little enthusiasm,” Bolzonello says. “This will be a very exciting tourLeague World Series was unforgettable for Hawkins, who went on to play nament, especially when the Layritz college ball and compete for Team Little League Major girls face off with the Beacon Hill Little League Major BC at the Canada Games. “It felt like the biggest thing in the girls. “We would love to have the comworld at the time,” she says. “I still think that is the coolest thing I ever munity come out and show their support for youth sports and girls’ did.” While Hawkins imparts some of softball in particular. Please come that experience to the girls, the team out and cheer for all the teams who and coaching staff are also focused come from cross Canada to compete for the chance to play in a Little on the task at hand. “We try hard not to think too League World Series.” far ahead; they’re pretty focused, I think,” Hawkins says.

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Reporter Peninsula News Review The Peninsula News Review, a twice-weekly publication, has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a range of news and feature stories covering a range of beats. A key attribute will be an ability to work well as a self-starting member of a busy newsroom. You have a passion for and are comfortable with, all aspects of multimedia journalism. The successful candidate will show keen attention to detail, work well under deadline pressures, and willing to learn in a fastpaced environment. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is important, as is the ability to take and carry out instructions in a timely fashion. Basic photography skills are required and successful candidates will have their own camera. Must have a valid driver’s license and working vehicle. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop are assets. Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by July 19, 2015 to: Jim Parker Publisher Peninsula News Review 103-9830 Second St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 3C6 or e-mail: Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Victoria News The award-winning Victoria News has an immediate opening for an editor. The successful candidate will possess an attention to detail as well as the ability to work under pressure in a deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate can expect to produce news copy and editorials, take photographs, edit stories, paginate the newspaper, assign stories, and write compelling narratives. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Canadian Press style is vital. If you have a passion for, and are comfortable with, all aspects of multimedia journalism, you may be the candidate we are seeking. The Victoria News connects with local readers in Victoria and Esquimalt and is essential in telling the stories of people and activities in these two municipalities and community neighbourhoods. Black Press community news media is an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. Please forward your cover letter and resumĂŠ by July 10, 2015 to: Penny Sakamoto Group Publisher 818 Broughton Street Phone. 250.480.3204 or Fax. 250.386.2624

Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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Entry Level/Part Time Graphic Design Paginator Black Press Community Newspapers requires a Part Time Paginator for the Classified Ad Department in our Victoria office. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of InDesign, as well as a basic knowledge of PhotoShop and Adobe Acrobat. This is an entry-level opportunity and while this is not a design position, basic building of print advertisments will be required. Skills required include a good working knowledge of either Mac or PC platform and a willingness to learn the other; the ability to focus; work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; to think independently and be a good problem solver. Additionally, the ability to learn industry specific software packages is a must. This position is 12 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday, day shift with possibility for additional hours in the future. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio.

Only those considered for an interview will get a response.







1876 USA Antique Centennial coverlet, 80”x84”, $75. obo. (250)656-8720 (Sidney).

DUNCAN. 640 SQ.FT. warehouse space on Trans Canada Hwy. $550 per month +GST. Overhead door, shared washroom. Located next to retail operations. Avail June 1, call Shannon 250-710-0245.

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1-877-776-1660 Apply at GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 1250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944 LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

HOME CARE SUPPORT WESTSIDE MOBILE Footcare For all your footcare needs call 250-727-1935, 250-474-0125.

BISTRO SET, solid wood, painted white, new $90. (778)440-3334. PARASAIL, 2” Truck trailer hitch, $30 ea. Fuji battery and charger $5. 778-265-1615. VARI DOG kennel, size large, good condition, $90. Call (250)656-1497. WOODEN ROCKING chair, $75. Call (250)388-6950.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. STEEL BUILDINGS. “Our big 35th anniversary sale” 20x20 $4500. 25x24 $5198. 30x30 $7449. 32x36 $8427. 40x46 $12140. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422,

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700.



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FAIRFIELD- close to the Cook St Village & schools. Lrg 3 bdrm suite, W/D. $1500. Call (250)384-4925.

WANTED TO RENT MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, Creative woman wanting room & creative space in home with garden and one other. Exc. local ref’s. (250)381-6171.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO SERVICES FREE REMOVAL of all vehicles, cash paid for some. Any condition. Call (250)889-5383


To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

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SOOKE, FOR RENT OR LEASE - INDUSTRIAL LAND AND BUILDINGS on Sooke waterfront. Call 250-652-1043 for details.



Today’s Solution

Send resume to: Loralee Smyth, Operations Manager 818 Broughton Street, Victoria BC V8W 1E4 or email with “Paginator” in the subject line. Deadline is July 17, 2015

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Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1978 MERCEDES Benz 450 SL Coupe- V8, gold exterior, red interior, no rust, accessories work, 106,000 miles. $2200 obo. (250)721-4497.




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AFFORDABLE! SUPPLIES & vacuum incld’d. All lower Island areas. 250-385-5869.

(250)208-8535. LANDSCAPE Design. Tree & hedge removal, yard clean-up, soil delivery, hauling. 25yrs experience.

BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Painting, Repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071.

HIGH QUALITY and FAST. Professional Painting. $20./hr. Free est. Glenn 778-967-3607.

BUDDY’S TREE SERVICESTrimming, pruning, chipping, removals, hedges. Insured. Call Keith, (250)474-3697.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141.


Renovations Specialist Carpenter&Sons. decks, fence doors, windows, painting, drywall, kitchen, bath, Senior Disc. Lic, Ins. 250-217-8131

CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

DRYWALL BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Company. Res/Com. Lic #86952. Call 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free estimate

ABBA Exteriors Inc. “Spring Clean-Up Specials” Gutter & Window Cleaning Concrete Power Washing Vinyl Siding Cleaning Roof Sweep & De-Mossing Carpentry * Yard Cleanup Handyman Repairs Free Estimates WCB Insured *Seniors Discounts* (778)433-9275


GRAND XTERIOR Cleaning & Repairs- Gutters, roofs windows, PW. 250-380-7778.

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. HAUL A WAY Junk & garbage removal. Clean & green. Free quotes. Sr disc. 778-350-5050


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✓Garbage Removal ✓O.A.P Rates Attics, Basements, Compost, Construction Clean up, Demolition

Fast & Friendly Service

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, fireplaces,flagstone rock, concrete, natural & veneered stone. Replace, rebuild, restore, renew! Free competitive est.; Call (250)5899942, (250)294-9942.



JUNK BOX- Junk Removal Company. Local guys. Low rates. Call (250)658-3944.

Call Craig or Mike 250-216-5865

JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

JUNK REMOVAL. Fast service, fairly priced. Greater Victoria Services. 250-893-3064. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Wes 250-812-7774. PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-888-1221.


HOME IMPROVEMENTS FULL SERVICE plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area 1800-573-2928

(250)858-6747. WRIGHT Bros Moving&Hauling.Free estimate $80=(2men&3tontruck)Sr Disc.

✫ DON’S PAINTING ✫ (250)479-8748. 30 years exp. Free Est. Quality Interiors. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. RED SEAL House Painter & Crew. 15% Senior’s Discount. 250-882-0024.

PLUMBING FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- Free estimates!


ALLSTAR MOVING Delivery Service. From $59. Free local travel. Call (250)818-2699.

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.



A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

THE STUCCOMAN- All types of Stucco/Painting. Repairs, additions, renovations. Free est. Dan, 250-391-9851.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTER- Furn. repairs, scratches, fix springs, marine, commercial. 250-480-9822.

WINDOW CLEANING ABBA EXTERIORS Professional gutter cleaning & repairs. Window cleaning. Roof de-mossing. Pkg discounts. WCB. (778)433-9275. BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning, Gutters. Stores/malls. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

NEED REPAIRS? Use our community classifieds Service Directory to find an expert in your community • A15

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Have you captured the essence of our Oak Bay community? If so, send your photos to: (300 dpi/hi-res) by Monday, July 20th You might just be part of our special feature! For advertising opportunities contact Janet Gairdner 250-480-3251 or

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Oak Bay News, July 08, 2015  

July 08, 2015 edition of the Oak Bay News

Oak Bay News, July 08, 2015  

July 08, 2015 edition of the Oak Bay News