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Lasting legacy caught on film Saanich’s Ted Grant to receive Order of Canada Travis Paterson News Staff

Respected press photographer Ted Grant is already well decorated for his illustrious photo career but there’s still one more award coming, and it’s a big one. Grant, who lives in Saanich, is among the 2016 recipients to receive the Order of Canada. The 86-yearold is set to fly to Ottawa on Feb. 11 for the ceremony. “When the phone rang there was a lady’s voice who said she’s calling from Government House (Rideau Hall) in Ottawa to alert me ‘you’ve won the Order of Canada,’ I got misty eyed,” Grant said. “When I lived in Ottawa I shot assignments in Government House. I know the house, the room, the inside of

the whole building, so I started out and out crying, and just coughing, and she says, ‘Mr. Grant, are you all right, do you need someone to help you?’ “’No, I’m just crying,’” he replied. Anyone who’s talked to Grant knows he has a few mantras he swears by. For one, if you don’t have the attitude that you can still kick ass, you might as well be dead. He’s also quick to admit he’s an ‘emotional jerk,’ a term he may have come up with to describe his propensity to become overwhelmed by emotion. Grant earned his reputation working 60 years as a photojournalist for Canadian and international papers, shooting parliament and assignments

Ted Grant snapped a selfie during an inverted portion of his flight in a P51 Mustang Second World War fighter plane at 3,000 feet altitude. Ted Grant’s iconic shot of Pierre Trudeau sliding down the bannister of Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier Hotel during the 1968 Liberal leadership convention (right, courtesy of Heritage House) is the cover of Victoria author Thelma Fayle’s Ted Grant biography: Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism. such as the children of Chernobyl and the Vietnam war in 1968. The National Archives of Canada has a dedicated Ted Grant Photo Collection with more than 280,000 images, while another 100,000 additional images are featured at the National Gallery of Canada. Since his name was released among the 69 distinguished Canadians who will join the Order in 2016 Grant has received at least 200 emails of congratulations, he said. Another Saanichite,

filmmaker Atom Egoyan, is also earning recognition as he’s being promoted to ‘Companion’ status within the Order. Egoyen graduated from Mount Douglas secondary and now lives in Toronto. For Grant, the opportunity isn’t lost on him to make the most of his visit. One of the most, if not the most defining photos of his career is that of Pierre Trudeau sliding down the bannister of Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier Hotel during the 1968 Liberal leadership convention.

And if Justin Trudeau is willing, Grant would like to take a moment to give him the framed print. “I’m taking a mounted picture with me to present a copy of this particular photo to Justin, I don’t want a big show and tell unless they do, it’s their call,” Grant said. Interestingly, despite shooting in Ottawa during the 1970s Grant never photographed the Trudeau family, or young Justin. “I never had the opportunity to shoot the family, it was one of those things. It would

have been cool, but I was busy working on other things,” he said. One of Grant’s grandsons will make the trip with him to Ottawa where they’ll visit more of his family including a son, a daughter, grandchildren and a great-grandson he’ll hold for the first time. “It’s an overwhelming thing to know I’m going back [to Rideau

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Emergency radio system to receive major upgrade Jacob Zinn News Staff

Emergency service agencies in Saanich and the Capital Region will be getting a major boost to their radio communication systems, thanks to a new agreement between Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications and Motorola Solutions Canada. On Monday, the board of directors from CREST announced a $13.1-million investment to upgrade current radio systems across 50 emergency response agencies – including Saanich Police, Saanich Fire and B.C. Ambulance Service – as they collectively move to the 700 MHz frequency band with Project 25, the preferred suite of standards for digital emergency radio communications in North America. “We’re going to a radio spectrum that, I believe, is going to be far more reliable on a global scale, especially in areas like the downtown core with buildings,” said Saanich Police Deputy Chief Scott Green. “You’re going to have better coverage, better reliability, better building penetration and so forth, which means greater safety.” The five-year plan will see the conversion of existing radio sites to P25, as well as new transmitters and receivers and

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From left, Saanich Police Deputy Chief Scott Green, Saanich Fire Chief Mike Burgess, CREST general manager Gordon Horth and CREST board of directors chair Gordie Logan. CREST announced Monday that emergency services across Vancouver Island will see significant upgrades to their radio communications systems, starting in 2017. better radios for first responders. The new technology is part of a $24.4 million upgrade approved in 2014. By upgrading the networks, CREST general manager Gordon Horth said emergency crews will experience better audio clarity, improved coverage,

fewer dropped calls and less interference, in addition to the benefits of increased capacity, noise suppression and data encryption. The upgrades are scheduled to run from early 2017 through 2018 in three phrases, starting with Greater Victoria’s urban core, followed by the

Saanich Peninsula and West Shore, and ending with the Gulf Islands and out towards Sooke. While Saanich Police are already on a digital platform, Horth said Saanich Fire is currently on an analog system, and putting them both on the same network will solve

a variety of interoperability issues. Additionally, he said that E-Comm, which covers emergency services in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, is in the process of switching to the same P25 system, meaning emergency crews on the Island and the mainland will be able to more easily communicate. “By having a shared platform, we have the ability for users to roam between the two areas seamlessly and be able to work without interruption across that common boundary,” said Horth. “If we lost our master site here, the brains of the operation, E-Comm could back us up, and vice versa.” Horth referenced the recent Kelowna wildfires, in which emergency crews from outside the Okanagan went up to provide additional help. “They had different platforms and different crews couldn’t communicate with one another,” said Horth. “This basically negates the possibility of that happening.” Coincidentally, Horth said the U.S. is also moving to 700 MHz frequency, with a Motorola platform in King County and along the border, allowing for opportunities for B.C. emergency services to better communicate with Washington state crews in such cases as earthquakes. jacob.zinn@saanichnews.com

Saanich property assessments up over five per cent on average Saanich homeowners can expect to see more than a five per cent increase in the value of their homes when property assessment notices arrive in the mail this week. Regional assessor Reuben Danakody said the majority of homes in the region are seeing shifts ranging from a five per cent decrease to a 10 per cent increase over last year’s assessments. “Notably, a robust real estate market over the past year resulted in assessment increases for many properties in the Vancouver Island region,”

said Danakody. The assessment of an average detached Saanich home in SD61 climbed 5.6 per cent to a value of $544,500 from last year’s assessment of $515,600. Typical Saanich homes in SD63 saw their assessments rise 6.1 per cent to $686,500 from the 2015 figure of $647,100. Similar increases were seen throughout the region, with the average assessment value reaching $547,200 for Victoria, $527,500 for Central Saanich, $785,900 for Oak Bay, $663,000 for North Saanich and $453,600 for Sidney.

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BC Assessment has launched an enhanced website at bcassessment.ca that includes more details about 2016 assessments, property information and trends such as lists of 2016’s top most valuable residential properties across the province. “Property owners can access useful information on our website including answers to many assessment related questions,” said Danakody. PLEASE SEE: Property owners can appeal assessments, Page A4

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On a table in Ann Makosinski’s University of B.C. dorm room is a table with a computer, a soldering iron, a pile of circuit boards, a wifi router, a mini 3D printer and a build-your-own oscilloscope. And there might be some homework strewn in there too. The 18-year-old from Gordon Head is keen on school but is the first to admit she could probably be a bit keener. Instead, a lot of her focus goes to her true love of inventing. And now as a recipient of the new $50,000 Quest Climate Grant from Shell Canada and Canadian Geographic magazine, she’s got more resources to put towards her two key products, the hollow flashlight and the E-Drink, she said. “I’m hoping the flashlight will be available for sale this year, everything is being sorted out this month.” It’s the latest accolade for the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair and Google Science Fair winner, and 2014 member of Time magazine’s 30 Under 30. The money will go

Ann Makosinski towards patent protection for her products, additional prototypes, and getting them into production. Some of the money will also go towards her UBC tuition. It’s the inventor’s life. Makosinski isn’t the first, and she won’t be the last to shun work and a social life to focus on her creations. “Nonsense,” Makosinski says of the party life. ”I went out for New Year’s in Victoria, but I mainly huddle in my room. I should go out, maybe later in the semester.” The St. Michaels University School grad is in her first year at UBC, studying electives and “figuring out” what major she’ll focus on. But her real focus is her inventions, as it has been for years. And with the advent

of a mini 3D printer, which she got for Christmas, she has the power to produce prototypes in her dorm room. It’s led to many a Friday and Saturday night “hermitted” away while her peers are enjoying the university life. For example, she has so many prototypes for the bodyheat-powered hollow flashlight, she can’t actually count them. She does know where the original is, however. “Actually there’s two, one is on my bookshelf and the other is in a museum in Toronto,” she laughed. “I have a lot of lot of prototypes, I don’t know how many, I’m always working with different shapes and designs.” In actuality, it would be preposterous to suggest Makosinski is truly lacking in a social life or social skills. She twice stole laughs from Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, as she appeared last March and then again in October during a young inventor’s segment where she received a cheque for $5,000. Makosinski is flying to England next week to present at TedX 2016 London on Jan. 16. Until then, she’ll be thinking about her yet-to-be-written TedX speech and trying to get the 3D printer to work. “It’s going to be great once I figure it out,” she joked. “I can’t wait.” reporter@saanichnews.com

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“Those who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2015 or see incorrect information on their notice, should contact BC Assessment as indicated on their notice as soon as possible in January.” If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to an appraiser, they may submit a notice of complaint by Feb. 1, for an independent review.

Overall, Vancouver Island’s total assessments increased from $163.96 billion in 2015 to $170.15 billion this year. A total of almost $2.24 billion of the region’s updated assessments is from new construction, subdivisions and rezoning of properties. The Vancouver Island region includes all communities located within Greater Victoria, South Island, Central Island, North Island, West Coast, Northern and Southern Gulf Islands and Powell River.

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Visitors to Mount Douglas check out the sweeping views of Juan de Fuca Strait, the University of Victoria’s Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) and other aspects of Saanich and Greater Victoria during a New Year’s Day hike.

The B.C. government has raised the threshold to qualify for the full homeowner grant to shield some owners from a higher property tax bill. The jump in assessed values this year would have left owner-occupied homes that have climbed above $1.1 million – the old threshold – with less than the basic $570 homeowner grant offsetting taxes. The revised threshold is $1.2 million and homes above that lose $5 of the grant for every $1,000 in additional value. That means the grant now disappears altogether for homes

worth more than $1.314 million. The province reduced the threshold in 2014 from a previous $1.295 million in order to skim $11 million from homeowner grants to general revenue and it was kept frozen at $1.1 million last year. Seniors, veterans and the disabled also may qualify for an additional grant of up to $275. The proportion of B.C. homes that are valued below the new cut-off for the full grant is 91 per cent, down from 93 per cent last year and 95 per cent in 2012. B.C. Real Estate Association chief

CRD seeks input on trails The public is invited to participate in a series of Capital Regional District open houses that will lead to a draft Regional Trails Management Plan. The plan will guide decisionmaking, priority IN BRIEF setting and budget planning for the next 10 years for the Galloping Goose, Lochside and E&N Rail Trail’s Humpback Connector, as well as other future regional trails. CRD regional parks staff will be available to answer questions Thursday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at West Shore Parks and Recreation’s Juan de Fuca 55+

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economist Cameron Muir said the loss of the homeowner grant for some property owners is unlikely to impact the market. “We’re talking about a few hundred dollars per year here,” Muir said. “It has a bigger impact on young homeowners who have more stretched budgets.” But most first-time home buyers aren’t purchasing sevenfigure homes, he suggested. “It’s most relevant to seniors on fixed incomes who have seen a tremendous increase in their property values and it’s allowing many of them not to have that

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Tree chipping in Cordova Bay The Saanich Fusion Football Club’s annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser will continue this weekend. Bring your tree to the parking lot of the Food Forum Market, 2585 Cordova Bay Rd., on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 9-10) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for tree chipping by donation. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Cordova Bay Scotiabank and Cordova Bay Tree Service.

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First responders given clear signal The Capital Region sent a clear signal to its police and firefighters this week. The Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications (CREST) has reached a $13.1-million deal with Motorola Solutions Canada for new digital infrastructure for its radio communications. The “next generation” technology will replace the existing radio system that serves 50 emergency response agencies within the Capital region. The new radio system will provide first responders with enhanced audio clarity while enhancing the coverage area. Saanich Police Deputy Chief Scott Green said the new system will be far more reliable than what has been available. “You’re going to have better coverage, better reliability, better building penetration and so forth, which means greater safety.” The system is identical to the one that will be used by E-Comm in the Lower Mainland, meaning emergency responders for both regions will be using the same radios and will be able to support each other during a major event. Saanich Fire Chief Mike Burgess, who chairs Greater Victoria Fire Chiefs Association, said the new system enhances safety for both the public and first responders. “We fully endorse this positive move as it furthers regional resource sharing and supports interagency responses and back up,” said Burgess. The new radio system is part of a $24.5 million investment by CREST that will also see the installation of new transmission towers and lines and further equipment upgrades. It’s an investment that’s sure to pay dividends in the event of an emergency. More than 7.5 million calls go through the system covering police, fire departments and ambulance services in the Capital Region, representing one call every four seconds. This week’s announcement rings loud and clear that CREST is committed to ensuring first responders have a radio system capable of dealing with that volume of calls. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-3862624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS is a member of the National Newsmedia Council, which is an independent organization established to deal with acceptable journalistic practices and ethical behaviour. If you have concerns about editorial content, please contact: editor@ saanichnews.com or call 250-480-3262. If you are not satisfied with the response and wish to file a formal complaint, visit the web site at mediacouncil.ca or call toll-free 1-844-8771163 for additional information.

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Province not prepared to deal with the Big One I recently listened to the interview by Radio CBC 1 with the person in charge of emergencies. It was pitiful. The interviewer could not get one clear answer out of her. One thing became clear: Our provincial government is not ready to deal with a big earthquake. There is obviously not enough money. Yet, there is enough money to build a dam many say is not needed and will destroy valuable farmland. My hope that a government looks at the well-being of the people who elected them has been destroyed.  Meanwhile I know that I  have believed in promises  for much too long.   Christi Clark’s election ran on the platform of children and families first. As we all know, this fell pretty fast off her agenda. I can’t understand why she was elected and I hope that British Columbians will look more closely next time, as the whole country did with Mr. Harper. Karin Hertel Saanich

Principles fall by wayside Tom Fletcher’s Dec. 30 column on Bill Bennett presented views of Mr. Bennett devoid of an action that clearly defined his version of principle: he used

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a document on northern development prepared by the NDP to criticise his opponents during the 1975 campaign. When he was challenged on its use after we learned it had been taken from a NDP staffer’s car, Bennett stated, in effect, people should learn to lock their cars. Some principles; apparently winning was the only principle in his world. The 1983 “Restraint Program” was accompanied by a bill in the Legislature to “dismiss any civil servant without cause.” Apparently, Mr. Bennett wanted jobs for his cronies, not independent and qualified public servants. Again, principles seemed to encompass only what benefited him and party. Not a proud legacy for our province. M. Meagher Saanich

Valley you would have to convince the farmers there to disinvest as there are only a handful of them, or find a way to have hundreds if not thousands of farm workers to manage the crops. Where would these people come from? What would they do in the winter? Why would they work in agriculture when there are so many other better paying jobs? Wendy Holm should be looking at Richmond. How about a plan to deconstruct Richmond for agriculture. One good quake or a flood and Richmond is done. James Robertson Fort St. John

Food for thought Re: The letter B.C. must be vigilant about farmland in the Dec. 23 Saanich News. Site C will not affect the actual food growing in the Peace Region at all. The crops grown there are used for cattle and horse feed primarily. Hay can be grown just about anywhere. To be able to produce food crops in the Peace

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Ryan Hindson loses his footing and makes a last ditch attempt at a layup during the second period of the SMUS Blue Jags’ game against Edmonton’s Harry Ainlay High School Titans on Monday. The Blue Jags fell short 63-46.

Saanich’s Shanice Marcelle and Fred Winters are on the respective hunt for an Olympic spot with the national women’s and mens volleyball teams this week. The women’s squad is heading to the U.S. to compete in the 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament. Marcelle, a Spectrum Community school grad, is an outside hitter who won five straight CIS Championships with the UBC Thunderbirds from 2009 to 2013. She was twice named the top CIS volleyball player in Canada in 2012 and 2013. The NORCECA Olympic qualification tournament is Jan. 7 to 9 in Lincoln, Neb. Seventeenthranked Canada faced the world No. 1-ranked U.S. on Thursday, Dominican Republic (7th) on Friday and Puerto Rico (16th) on Saturday. Winters, a Claremont secondary grad, is in Edmonton this week for the men’s NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifier. Canada will face Mexico on Friday, Puerto Rico (live on CBC TV) on Saturday, and Cuba on Sunday. The winner of each tournament will earn the NORCECA berth into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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What do you get when you mix together a Gypsy jazz legend, a modern fingerstyle innovator, an acoustic virtuoso and an emotive guitar poet? International Guitar Night is returning to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium Jan. 17, bringing four extremely talented guitarists to the university stage. IGN founder Brian Gore is coming back to the Island with world-renowned instrumentalists Lulo Reinhardt, André Krengel and Mike Dawes, making for a diverse cast of musical cultures, influences and styles. Gore started IGN 20-some years ago as a musical showcase “in the bodegas of San Francisco,” but looking back on its history, he noted that Vancouver Island holds some significance in the tour’s growing popularity. “Interestingly enough, Vancouver Island was one of the first places outside of the Bay Area that we ever did the show, in Duncan,” he said. “It’s been going for more than 20 years now, and Vancouver Island has always been a very special and important place for the show because we’ve been going there for so many years.” Gore got his start on a six-string at the age of 12 as a tool for songwriting with lyrics, but at 16 he gravitated toward more instrumental pieces. While he developed his own repertoire of original tunes through college, he said he never really thought about being a professional guitarist. “I kind of stumbled into it,” he said. “One night, I walked into this club in North Beach in San Francisco, and the owner was playing flamenco guitar. After his set, he asked if anybody in the audience played guitar. “I was sitting at the bar and my friend said, ‘Brian plays guitar,’ and so they gave me a guitar and I played a little bit. I was very, very embarrassed, and this guy was there and he said, ‘Hey, you’re really good, I’d like to give you a concert.’ That’s really how I started realizing that maybe I could do this for a living.” Since then, Gore has toured extensively through the U.S., Canada and Europe, bringing dozens of other talented musicians with him. This year’s lineup includes fusional axeman Reinhardt, self-taught multicultural artist Krengel and U.K. percussive-oriented fingerpicker Dawes.

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Brian Gore, founder of International Guitar Night, returns to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium Jan. 17 for a jaw-dropping performance alongside fellow guitar virtuosos Lulo Reinhardt, André Krengel and Mike Dawes. “Reinhardt does music that it’s his own original style of music, but it’s influenced by the music of his culture and his family,” said Gore. “He’s got this very swing-oriented style that also integrates lots of Latin rhythms and Spanish rhythms. “(Dawes) has his own style that uses slaps and taps and hammer-ons and pull-offs to basically be a one-man band. And (Krengel) basically has taught himself all the music that he loves by travelling around the world and learning about it.” Prior to the IGN tour, the four guitarists embarked on a smaller string of shows in Europe, both as a way to rehearse and to develop set lists that highlight their individual works and group efforts. “What’s wonderful about it is that every year it’s different,” said Gore. “We typically get together just before the tour starts and come up with an all-original program that features not just the solo pieces from each artist, but also collaborations. “That’s something that makes the show very, very special for the audience. They get to see different people coming every year and we are doing something totally new, pretty much, every year. It’s really fun, for them and for us.” The tour kicks off Jan. 15 in Nanaimo, with the IGN making its way to UVic on Jan. 17. Tickets are $35 each ($25 for seniors, students and alumni) and are available through the UVic box office, by phone at 250-721-8480 or at tickets.uvic.ca. Books of four tickets for $100 are also available by calling the ticket centre. For more information, visit internationalguitarnight.com.

All-stars take the field Prospect Lake soccer club is hosting four senior men’s all-star games on Saturday, including the best of the Vancouver Island men’s Div. 1 versus the FVSL premiere All-Stars. Game time for the feature match is 4 p.m. The VISL squad is heavy on Cowichan FC players with nine, as the defending Jackson Cup team is currently first in points in the standings, six points ahead of second-place Saanich Fusion. Former UVic Vikes goaltender Elliot Mitrou (Bays United) will share the duties with Cowichan’s Sam Hutchison. Cowichan is also sending Cooper Barry and Patrick Nelson, former Saanich Fusion players, who will join current Fusion players Chris Peereboom, Leo Falzon and Bryan Taylor. Cam Stokes is the lone Gorge FC rep. The day’s games begin at 10 a.m. when the VISL Div 4 All-Stars face vs the VISL U21 All-Stars. Game 2 is at noon, VISL Div 2 vs. VISL Div 3. Game 3 is at 2 p.m., the VISL Masters All-Stars against the FVSL Masters.


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Community Calendar Friday, Jan. 8 Fantastic Friday in St. Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.) 4:30 6:30 p.m. First Friday of the month through June (second Friday in January). Featuring Messy Church, free, dinner provided. Epiphany themed arts and crafts, music, stories. www.stlukesvictoria.ca or 250-477-6741 for more information. The monthly meeting of the Genesis chapter of the Word Guild will be meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christian Book and Music Store, 3090 Nanaimo St, Victoria (close to Mayfair Mall). 

Saturday, Jan. 9 Saanich Fusion Football Club is holding their annual Christmas tree chipping event Jan. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. at Cordova Bay Plaza, 5116 Cordova Bay Rd. This by-dontation program once again is

run by SFFC Cascades volunteers. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Henderson Recreation Centre, 2291 Cedar Hill X Rd. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Susan at 250-727-6826.

Sunday, Jan. 10 Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Running Room, Broadmead Shopping Centre, 777 Royal Oak Dr. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Marion at 250-4779851.

Monday, Jan. 11 The Goward House Society presents an art show and sale by The Studio of Harmonious Endeavours (Chinese Brush Painters) until Jan. 27 at 2495 Arbutus Rd. Viewing hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Victoria Mendelssohn Choir is looking for new members in all sections for their 2016 spring season from Feb. 15 to June 20. To arrange for your audition, please contact cchay@live.ca or 250-590-6335. Rehearsals take place at 7 p.m. Monday evenings at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 3939 St. Peter’s Rd. (off Quadra Street) in Victoria. Volkssport Monday and Wednesday morning walks. Registration 8:45 a.m.; walk 9 a.m. Contact Rick at 250-4787020 or Jan at 250-665-6062 for current schedule.

Tuesday, Jan. 12 Drop-in Family Storytime – Fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Saanich Centennial branch. No registration required. 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 250-477-4472. Drop-in Baby Time – For babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with your baby every day. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Nellie McClung branch. No registration required.

Wednesday, Jan. 13 Drop-in Family Storytime – Fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Nellie McClung branch. No registration required. Drop-in Baby Time – For babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with your baby every day. From

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Thursday, Jan. 14 The SeaChange Marine Conservation Society invites you to join Gwen Curry to talk about Tod Inlet from 7-9 p.m. at Brentwood Bay Village Empourium Café, 7103 West Saanich Rd. Drop-in Family Storytime – Fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bruce Hutchison branch. No registration required. Drop-in Baby Time – For babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with your baby every day. From 11:30 to noon at the Saanich Centennial branch. No registration required.

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Youth invited to share their voices With so many ambitious youth voices wanting to be heard, I’m fortunate to partner with the Saanich News to launch a new initiative for youth contributors to write for the newspaper. The idea came to me during English class at Reynolds Secondary, wanting to write about ‘what was important to me,’ and not really knowing what that was. My teacher Brad Cunningham and I bounced ideas back and forth and I can remember him saying, “Through writing, we build empathy and understanding.” Then, he sprung the idea on me to write about what’s happening currently in my world, from my perspective. His suggestions led to contacting the Saanich News, who responded within 30 minutes and shared our vision in creating a space for more youth voices to be recognized. It’s created a perfect opportunity to expand a student’s writing repertoire in working

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with a professional newspaper. Youth contributors can pitch their ideas to the Saanich News to be considered. Contributions will be reviewed by the Saanich News and myself. Here is an opportunity to read the everyday news through a different lens: a youth’s perspective. This exciting new program invites those aged 12 to 19 who live, attend school or participate in activities in the Saanich area to write about events happening in our community. A more inclusive perspective is what the Saanich News aims to develop. My main reason for

writing is because I want people my age to know what’s up, have them write, and provide feedback as well. Possibly, this initiative will introduce others to a media platform that they hadn’t given a thought to before. Saanich News Youth Voice is an outlet for youth to share what they’re up to. There are so many innovative ideas and opportunities that I want to know about and that Saanich readers should know about too. Hopefully, the Saanich News Youth Voice initiative will do just that. A few weeks ago, I contributed the first piece on the student-led Model UN. I hope you had the chance to read it, as the event itself was excellent. As part of the Reynolds Flex Program, teachers build a curriculum with their students that supports collaborating with members of the community. The Saanich News Youth Voice initiative

may have started with a Reynolds student, but it’s intended for all keen Saanich youth writers to contribute with the support of the Saanich News team. I’ve learned that when you write with your own ‘voice,’ it usually flows better and people can relate to it more because it’s more personable. It also helps if you’ve experienced the event that you’re writing about firsthand. What better than to have youth write about their participation within the community, and get more involved too? If you want to try your hand at being a youth reporter and you’re between the ages 12 and 19, and either live, attend school, or are otherwise engaged in Saanich, email reporter@saanichnews. com for further information about how to get involved with this exciting new project. Shae-Linn Davies is a Grade 10 student in the Reynolds secondary flex program and Saanich News contributor.

Single parents head back to workforce Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government’s new training and employment program for single parents has enrolled more than 1,300 people since it began Sept. 1. The program covers tuition, daycare and transportation costs for up to a year of on-thejob training or education towards in-demand jobs for single parents on social assistance or disability payments. The benefits can continue for up to the first year of employment, including extension of governmentpaid dental and other health benefits. It replaces the previous system, often referred to as the welfare trap, where single parents would lose their assistance payments and benefits if they went back to school to train for a job. Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell called the results of the program’s first four months “a very good sign,” particularly since about 400 of the voluntary participants are not in the ministry’s “expected to work” category because their children are under the age of three. Of the 1,330 people signed

up to the program as of midDecember, 50 are already on the job in construction, retail, health and community service positions. More than 90 per cent of participants are single mothers, reflecting the fact that women are 90 per cent of the 16,000 single parents receiving income and disability assistance in B.C. “When they come into a WorkBC office, there is an assessment that takes place to determine the best path for that individual,” Stilwell said in an interview. “The case managers look at aptitude and background as well as what’s going on in the local job market, and try to figure out how to individually map the supports that are needed for that person. It’s a very flexible program.” When the single parent program was launched, Stilwell described it as “one of the most significant social program shifts this government has ever introduced.” It came with a financial commitment of $24.5 million over five years. The ministry cites research showing children who grow up in an income-assistance family are up to three times more likely to become dependent on income assistance themselves later in life.

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Preparation pays off n Creating a home emergency kit doesn’t need to take long. Just assemble the basic list below and store your collected supplies in an easy to access location. n First-Aid kit n Battery-powered or hand-crank radio n Flashlight and extra batteries n Whistle to signal for help n Cellphone with charger n Cash in small bills n A local map with your family meeting place identified n Three-day supply of food and water n Garbage bags n Dust mask n Seasonal clothing and footwear

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Research engineer Kent Johansen had 13 seconds of warning the Dec. 29 earthquake was coming as a result of a network of sensors he helped design and deploy with a team of other researchers. Pattullo Bridge in the event of a quake or dangerous high winds. More schools are being outfitted with the technology and are expected to come online soon, joining the initial 61 sites that have received the UBC technology since 2013. Johansen hopes to extend the same warning system to anyone via apps on smart phones and other alert methods. He’s already experimenting with a text message system and automated Twitter account (@ EEW_BC) to beam out alerts, though he stresses he doesn’t know how much warning time is lost in transmission and reception. Even a few seconds warning could allow surgeons to put down scalpels and lab techs to turn off gas burners. Johansen also thinks of workers in warehouses and shoppers in big-box stores where products are piled high on the walls above them who might get time to step away from the danger. Ground motion sensors that consist of small accelerometers are buried underground at each detector site.

They detect a quake’s primary waves (P waves) that usually cause no damage and arrive twice as fast as the slower shear waves (S waves) that break windows and cause walls to collapse. The first sensors to detect a quake’s incoming P wave – and not other sources of vibration like heavy trucks – relay their data to UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, which sends an alert throughout the network and sounds sirens at alarm sites. (Animals that act strangely just before a quake are also thought to be sensing the P waves.) How much warning there will be before the shaking starts depends on how far away the quake’s epicentre is and the proximity of sensors to detect it. The closest sensor to the Dec. 29 quake was in Victoria and Johansen figures an extra six seconds of warning would have been gained had a sensor been positioned closer to the epicentre, which was east of Sidney. A massive subduction quake 100 kilometres off the west coast of Vancouver Island

would offer the most time – potentially 60 to 90 seconds. That type of monster quake could rip along the Cascadia subduction zone all the way from Haida Gwaii to Oregon. For that reason, researchers would like to have sensors on B.C.’s north coast and even offshore, but there are military sensitivities because the devices can also detect passing submarines. “There’s a cave off somewhere in the Haida Gwaii where they like to come up with submarines and hide in,” Johansen said. “The Americans are concerned about having data transmitted unfiltered from there. So that’s a problem. But even something on the west coast [of Vancouver Island] can give us lots of warning.” He hopes to see a much broader network of sensors over time, as well as many more alarm sites. “If I had my way they’d be in all schools and we’d add even more sensors,” Johansen said. “Two seconds here and two seconds there – it all saves lives. To me, if it can save one, we have to do it.”

n Don’t count on being home when there’s an emergency. In addition to having one at home, create grab-and-go bags for your work and vehicles that contain: n Food (ready to eat) and water n Flashlight and batteries n AM/FM radio n Medications and small first-aid kit n Blanket and seasonal clothing n Cellphone charger n Pen and notepad n Personal toiletries n Extra pair of glasses or contacts n Cash in small bills n Local map with your family meeting place identified n Whistle

Prepare your home n During a disaster, phone, gas, electrical and water services may be disrupted, roads could be blocked and stores closed. Follow these steps to help you prepare: n Identify the risks for your region n Identify at least two out-of-area contacts n Pick a meeting spot in case you’re separated from family members n Assign someone to collect your children from school or daycare if you can’t n Identify what official sources you’ll get information from n Learn how to turn off utilities n Store enough emergency food and water for your family for a minimum of three days n Identify any special needs, such as medications, baby formula or pet food, and make sure a supply is on hand n Secure your space if you live in an area where earthquakes are a risk n Create grab-and-go bags for every member of your household


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