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Saanich delays removal of trees Travis Paterson News Staff

Saanich’s passion for tree canopy was evident on Monday as two dozen people packed under a pair of pop-up tents for a site information meeting at the corner of Mann Avenue and Wilkinson Road. About 110 trees are slated to come down for the Wilkinson Road corridor improvements, to be replaced through Saanich’s two-to-one planting program. When the trees were tagged with removal notices, however, a group of locals spoke up in defence of some of the trees. In particular, two sequoias have been identified as worthy of saving, and Saanich has agreed. One is on the northwest corner of Mann and Wilkinson, the other about 150 metres north, also on the west side of Wilkinson. Ironically, as Saanich engineers and local residents stood ankle deep in mud and water, it was noted the sequoias are still suffering from the drought of 2015. Monday was the municipality’s biggest rainfall in nine years. “We are working to keep the sequoias for now with a plan to put a sidewalk behind them,” said Harley Machielse, director of engineering for Saanich. “A lot of the trees we’ve listed as ‘possibles’ are [failing or are] going to fail as roots are damaged during the construction. We will know upon further investigation as to whether these two are a risk.” In recent weeks a group surfaced on Facebook in favour of the sequoias. They talked about the link directly to Richard Layritz’s nursery of the 1890s which was once located there and supplied the south Island with all types of trees and shrubs. He is the same Layrtiz who donated 15.5 acres to Saanich in 1953 to create Layrtiz Park, home to Little League baseball and soccer organizations. During the initial pushback there was some

confusion as to the prominence of the two sequoias. About 200 metres south of Mann are two more sequoias. Not only are they in much better health, but they are the very site where Richard Layritz and his wife Dorothy’s ashes are sprinkled. The two have plaques with their names on them permanently affixed to one of those sequoias. “They are the trees I’m most concerned with,” said Liesel Layritz, a Saanich retiree and relative of Richard’s. “They’re so valuable, there’s not many of them around and the area of the tree is particular, as it [carries] the history of the nursery.” Layrtiz Nurseries began in the 1890s with the planting of sequoias, and all four of the sequoias were the result of the seedlings, Liesel said. Layrtiz’s business grew to include nurseries in Vancouver and Kelowna, where it was responsible for planting many fruit trees in the Okanagan. Locally, the original trees of Uplands, Crystal Gardens and the Government House all came from Layritz Nurseries. However, not all who showed at Monday’s site meeting were in favour of keeping the sequoias. “This one blocks the intersection, and when people run red lights I have no idea they’re coming,” said Angela Grohovac, who lives with her five kids in the 600 block of Mann Avenue. “If you want to see a healthy looking sequoia, there’s one in my yard. These two aren’t healthy.” The $5.9 million Wilkinson Road bridge replacement and corridor improvements are set to begin this spring with a goal of completion by the fall. Saanich engineering said there will be closures throughout the project, which “will be frustrating.” “We’d like to have it done by the fall so it doesn’t overlap with construction of the McKenzie interchange,” said Saanich engineer Steve Holroyd, the project manager.

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Saanich director of engineering Harley Machielse stands in front of a sequoia at Mann and Wilkinson. The 124-year old tree was originally included among the 110 trees scheduled for removal in the coming upgrades to the Wilkinson corridor but has been tagged as a priority to save due to its historical relevance.

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A new geography course at the University of Victoria is testing students’ kite-flying skills to monitor the state of beaches across Greater Victoria. Fourth-year undergraduate students from UVic’s Advanced Studies in Geomorphology – the study of the earth’s physical features and their relation to its geological structures – started a new project this week, using kites and balloons with cameras to survey the beach at Cadboro Bay on a rainy Monday afternoon. Co-developed by instructor and PhD candidate Michael Grilliot and geography professor Ian Walker, the course combines lowaltitude aerial photography with Lidar – a form of radar that uses lasers to measure distance – to construct virtual, 3D maps of coastal systems. “The Lidar creates 3D surfaces from a bunch of points and with the cameras, we can use the overlap from those photos

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Geography students from the University of Victoria reel in a balloon used to conduct aerial photography at Cadboro Bay beach on Monday. A new course is teaching students to use cameraequipped balloons and kites to survey and create 3D maps of coastal systems. to create a 3D structure,” said Grilliot. Over the next three months, students will conduct group

projects, monitoring the state of beaches all over Vancouver Island using techniques learned from the course.

“The groups are all focusing on different areas,” said Grilliot. “One of the groups is focusing on the Dallas Road bluffs, so

they’re looking at historical aerial photography to determine where the shoreline is and where it’s been. They’re going to collect their own data and see if they can use these technologies to detect change and erosion on the beach.” According to Grilliot, the course gives students hands-on experience working with these technologies, allowing them to develop valuable skills that they can carry into the workforce. “Our goal is to provide the students with the ability to use these technologies,” he said. “That way they can take that knowledge with them to either grad school or consulting agencies or government agencies, and that will give them a foot in the door.” Grilliot said the long-term plan for the course is for future students to continue monitoring the state of local beaches after former students graduate, eventually building up many years of valuable geographical data that can be shared with local municipalities and other groups. “We’re just giving students a great opportunity to use these technologies, even in the rain,” said Grilliot. “We’re geography students, so we can handle it.”

Patio door bandit strikes again along Shelbourne corridor Travis Paterson News Staff

Ground floor break-ins continue to plague the Shelbourne Street corridor and University Heights area. Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 Saanich Police received seven new reports of break and enters in the area. The break-ins were reported as ground-floor, patio door entries committed in the late afternoon and early afternoon, matching a string of 14 break and enters from Nov. 25 to Jan. 5.

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However, it had been a month without such a report from the area. “In all seven of the new break and enters, entry has been gained via the ground-floor patio door,” said acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie. “We cannot say, with certainty, that all of these incidents are related or involve the same suspect(s), however, there appears to be a similar pattern,” Leslie said. The Jan. 5 incident was believed to be the last of the Shelbourne corridor

ground floor break-ins. In that incident the resident returned home to find an burglary in progress. The homeowner chased and tackled the solo intruder outside, though the suspect got away. On Saturday, a pair of residential break and enters were reported in Gordon Head, closer to the University of Victoria. However, these are not believed to be connected to the ground-floor entries along the Shelbourne corridor. Saanich Police are actively investigating the break and enters and the major crime

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Two local churches are working together to bring a Syrian refugee family to Saanich, and they’re looking outside their congregations for others to join their cause. The St. Peter’s and St. Davidby-the-Sea Anglican churches have started an effort called Two Saints and Friends, appealing to the community for help with fundraising, donations and ensuring a smooth transition for an incoming refugee family. Saanich resident Heather Hanson came up with the idea for Two Saints and Friends after speaking with her neighbour, who attends St. Peter’s. Knowing the Anglican Diocese of B.C. had already mandated to help the Syrian refugee crisis, she was inspired to reach out to the church. “I’m not a member of the church at all, but I wanted to join up and help,” said Hanson. “That’s why we’re calling it Two Saints and Friends. “I suggested that they could join together with the community because there’s a lot of people that probably would like to help but they’re not able to on their own.” The Lakehill church was immediately on board with her idea and joined forces with the St. David-by-the-Sea in Cordova Bay to expand their reach into local communities. “We’re kind of a figure eightshaped parish,” Julie Poskitt of the Anglican Diocese said with a laugh.

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Julie Poskitt of the Anglican Diocese of B.C. and Saanich resident Heather Hanson have started Two Saints and Friends, a group made up of the congregations from the St. Peter’s and St. David-by-the-Sea Anglican churches to help the Syrian refugee crisis. “A committee of us settled on refugee sponsorship as something that would turn us outward into the community and where we would have the opportunity to work with community members on something that was of common interest to a lot of people.” Two Saints and Friends has a short-term plan to bring in a small Syrian refugee family, which Hanson said can be

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Cadboro Bay church welcomes family of Syrian refugees the church to greet the family – Raed, Natasha and their four children aged two to 17 – at the airport along with Natasha’s brother who has been in Canada for more than five years. “It was a very emotional and intensely joyful family reunification that we were witness to,” said Handley. The family has spent the past two years living in Lebanon after the family’s home in Aleppo, Syria was destroyed by a bomb. “Natasha, the mother, has a degree in French literature. She taught French in Aleppo where the family lived. The father, Raed, was an administrator at the courthouse,” said Handley. The family is now living in the threebedroom apartment the church had rented in Esquimalt, going through the process of completing their intake interviews with a settlement worker and getting the kids into school. “They are absolutely thrilled, they are just so full of gratitude,” said Handley. “They are feeling safe, welcome and comfortable in this little apartment we’ve provided. The extended family has not been able to contain their joy and appreciation for all that we have been able to do to make this happen and offer the family a new future.”

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The whole gamut of emotions that surround the Syrian refugee situation played out over a wild 24-hour period for members of a Cadboro Bay church last week. Just hours after learning the family of refugees they had sponsored wouldn’t be coming to Canada, members of St. George’s Anglican Church were at the airport greeting another family of six fleeing their war-torn home in Syria. Jennifer Handley, co-chair of St. George’s refugee steering committee, said they were informed by the Diocese of British Columbia last week that the family of six that the church had sponsored had not met all the admissibility requirements to come into Canada. “That was a bit of a shock to everyone,” said Handley. “It could have been security, it could have been medical, it could have been something else we’re not aware of.” But the same email from the diocese also brought word of another family that was arriving in Victoria that night. Complications had developed with the family’s sponsorship in Calgary and they would be reuniting with extended family in Victoria but had nowhere to stay.

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“Our immediate response was to say of course we would be willing to provide accommodation,” said Handley. “We had

Sunday meeting will discuss Two Saints and Friends initiative and clothing. They also need people who can help the refugee families transition to life on the Island, including translators, food support and people who can provide crisis intervention and PTSD counselling. “We’re looking for community people who probably don’t have a church at all but want to be involved or would like to help with the refugee situation,” said Hanson.

are being very patient and had faithfully completed all their paperwork and are waiting for sponsors, were being displaced by the Syrian crisis. We want to also respond to that.” Currently, the churches are looking for help from residents and community associations with fundraising, bookkeeping and gathering donations such as furniture, household goods

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The group also has a long-term plan to bring in another refugee family, possibly from somewhere other than Syria. Poskitt said they are open to helping refugees from other countries that have been devastated. “There are people who were waiting in refugee camps before the Syrian crisis broke,” said Poskitt. “There was a sense that those folks, who

On Sunday, Feb. 21, St. Peter’s is hosting a meeting open to the public to discuss the Two Saints and Friends initiative from 2:30 to 4 p.m. A relative of a refugee family is slated to speak at Sunday’s meeting about the conditions her relatives are facing and why they must leave the country. Anyone interested in helping the effort is welcome to join the meeting and learn more about

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Pink Shirt Day grows from simple beginnings You have to wonder if, back in 2007, while David Shepherd and Travis Price were buying a stack of 50 pink shirts, if they could have imagined that their bullying protest would spread around the world. Probably not. They were just trying to support a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. But on Wednesday, we will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day (or Antibullying Day, if you prefer) for the ninth year. And it’s five years since the United Nations took a stand and proclaimed May 4 International Anti Bullying Day. That’s a pretty good return for the purchase of a stack of cheap T-shirts. Why do people, especially kids, bully others? There are so many reasons that it would never be possible to find one answer that would fit all situations. What is common, however, is their victims. Bullies have a knack for finding the kids who are unlikely to retaliate. And they choose them because the victim is different – skin colour, nationality, size, hair colour, shape of the nose, you name it – even the colour of shirt you choose to wear. Anyone who has been bullied knows that the old adage. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” is far from the truth. Name-calling and other, more aggressive, forms of bullying does leave marks, marks that affect the victim for years to come. It’s a lot to ask from some pink shirts, but the annual reminder about the problem of bullying does offer hope that our cultures might finally be starting to grow up. Let’s hope the word continues to spread. Bullying will likely never be wiped out completely, but we can hope to reduce its hold on society, as has been done with the once socially acceptable drinking and driving. 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 250-4803262. 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 1-844-877-1163 for additional information.

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Road unable to accommodate development I’m writing in regard to the proposed expansion of the Mount Douglas Court complex at 1550 Arrow Rd. Phase 1 of the project would entail building a three-storey structure to replace the existing two-storey building, and expanding the capacity from 80 to 100 units. Phase 2 would have an additional four-storey structure built on the site, allowing for 240 units altogether. Arrow Road, from Cedar Hill Road to Bow Road (and beyond), is unsafe with the existing traffic volume. It is narrow, barely wide enough for large vehicles going in opposite directions to pass without easing onto the shoulders. It has no sidewalks: A slightly raised shoulder and a painted white line on one side only simply doesn’t cut it. The combination of ratrunners avoiding a traffic backup at Cedar Hill and McKenzie, and local area residents treating it as their own personal Indy race track, make being a pedestrian anywhere along Arrow Road a challenge. In poor light or at night, it’s downright scary. The increase in traffic that a 240unit complex at that location will bring would elevate ‘unsafe’, ‘challenge’ and ‘scary’ to bloody dangerous.

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Unless the District of Saanich, in concert with the developers, has a plan to simultaneously upgrade Arrow Road, expropriating property to create real raised sidewalks and a properly designed and engineered piece of road, this project should be given a “No” by Saanich council. Chuck Laidlaw Saanich

Collateral damage Columnist Tom Fletcher apparently objects to well-funded American and Dutch environmental groups coming into Canada (Protesters fear peace in the forest, Feb. 10), apparently mainly for the sake of rabble-rousing. But isn’t it apropos that foreign environmentalists come here, largely to fight foreign companies that own and/ or control large chunks of this country?  We could look upon it as a sort of proxy war, and we Canucks are the collateral damage. Richard Weatherill Saanich

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As construction and finishing crews continue to buzz around Eagle Creek Village in View Royal this week, a team of merchandisers and tradespeople are putting some of the finishing touches on the plaza’s anchor store, Quality Foods. Dry goods and frozen foods are fast filling up the shelves and freezers on the main floor of the 45,000-square-foot store, which somewhat mirrors the Langford QF store in terms of layout and features that include a massive deli and bistro area. Meanwhile, preparations continue on new features for the upper floor, which will include a Starbucks café, a soup and sandwich bar and a 7,000-sq. ft. upscale kitchenware boutique branded appropriately as A Step Above. “It’s more about creating an atmosphere,” says store manager Jordan Schley, who has shifted to the new location after running the Langford store since it opened in July 2014. The split-level shopping experience is a format the

The company and company has created its staff are excited to great success in to be an integral several of its stores up part of Eagle Creek, Island, but it’s a first designed as a multi-use for the Victoria area, community, residential he adds. and business hub All systems are go for View Royal, says for the store’s official Schley. opening and ribbon “We’re very cutting next Thursday, thrilled to be part of Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. A Jordan Schley this (development) special sneak preview and proud to be part of the for seniors 65-over and people community,” he says. with mobility issues is being View Royal Mayor David held the night before. Screech is equally excited to The Island-owned grocery see the anchor tenant in Eagle chain has put a great deal of Creek get up and running. stock in the local marketplace, “For residents in that area, opening two large stores in the they’re going to have a walkable span of 19 months. (distance) grocery store,” he QF founding partner Ken says. “For the hospital, it’s going Schley says the View Royal to be great for visitors and staff location, adjacent to Victoria alike.” General Hospital and in close He especially appreciates the proximity to a fast-growing fact that “a wholly Island-owned area of the region, offers many company” has chosen to locate advantages. a major store within the town’s “We feel that a more diverse borders. group of people will have the As for the progress of the opportunity to experience Eagle Creek Village project, our unique brand of grocery retailing, and hopefully continue which is now starting to see merchants open up, he says, to shop with us over time,” he “It’s amazing in the last three says. months how much has come Accessible from Helmcken together, from where they Road on the Saanich side, and were.” Watkiss Way via the TransFor more information Canada Highway’s Helmcken off-ramps and from View Royal’s on Quality Foods, visit qualityfoods.com and for northern reaches, the store is well-positioned for customers in further details on Eagle Creek, visit eaglecreekvlg.com. a broad area, he adds.

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game and helped subdivide a section of Cordova Bay, establishing Doumac Avenue. Following his service in the First World War, McMorran opened a store with an ice cream parlour and tea room in 1919 above Cordova Bay beach, next door to the Beach House that continues to this day. Tourists visited by horse and buggy, via Cordova Bay Road, or by train on the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway line (later run by Canadian National), or by automobile. In 1947, the McMorran sons Eric and Bruce also became driving members of the community, as they helped introduce and organize the legendary Saturday night dances at McMorran’s tea room. Later, the McMorrans were once again influential in the opening of the Cordova Bay Plaza in 1960. It now houses Tru Value foods, the Mason Jar Eatery, Scotia Bank, the Super Duper Dollar Store and Calico Cupboard quilting shop. Of course, there are other influential members who shaped Cordova Bay. Bill Mattick, in particular, employed many on his farm, which reached a heyday when it shipped daffodils by plane to eastern Canada. Today the centre at Mattick’s Farm boasts more than a dozen local businesses including Cordova Bay Leadership Award sponsors Red Barn, Adrienne’s Restaurant and Tea Garden, and the Gallery at Mattick’s Farm. PLEASE SEE: Nominations open to March 31, Page A9


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Nothing obvious about the all-new Toyota Prius It would be no more than an unimaginative statement of the obvious to describe the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius, as a gas/ electric hybrid powered car. Obvious perhaps because since its launch back in 1997 its nameplate has only ever been offered with a hybrid power unit. Clever marketing ensured Prius became synonymous with green driving and the badge showed all that owners were environmentally conscious. Since then, Toyota has sold more than 3.5-million Prius models largely on the strength of that green cred. No surprise that the fourthgeneration model is a hybrid but placing the emphasis on that fact is totally inadequate and undersells its other attributes. The Japanese giant has not abandoned the trumpeting of the car’s green nature but it’s much more low key in its new marketing campaign. Instead, Toyota is trying by Keith Morgan to persuade potential buyers that this new version is ready to compete in the mainstream against conventional gas-powered sedans based on price, performance, technology, safety and, yes, looks! Let’s get the latter point out of the way, right away. It has never been a looker but with its new sleek, lower stance it is as close to sporty as you are likely to get in a Prius. It appears to these eyes that red livery gives it a sharpest appearance but blue looks good too. Less enthused about paler renderings. Toyota Canada vice-president Stephen Beatty says the brand wants to “break the cycle of psychology about gas prices fuelling hybrid sales.” At the risk of incurring the wrath of the Toyota marketing department (not that it would bother me), that’s going to be a tough sell. The 2016 edition achieves still more fuel economy gains and that will continue as a purchase persuader. And the price is right, an equal driver of sales in my opinion: three trims starting at $25,995, which is $300 less than the outgoing third gen model. Opening the doors reveals some things don’t change. As is the norm, the instrument panel is in the centre, which always takes me a few drives to get used to. What is different is the arrangement of the info screens, all the stuff you need to pilot safely features on a pair of side-by-side LED screens, which essentially form a single display, and that sits neatly above a larger infotainment screen separated by the heating vents. The base console is an uninspiring black plastic but it’s replaced by an off-white colour on the other trims. That might take a time to grow on me. The enlarged platform, smaller batteries and reconfiguration of where they sit, behind and under the rear seat translates into much more cabin room and a more comfy rear seat ride. (Incidentally, the base model keeps the nickel-metal-hydride units, whereas the top trim with a technology package used the

lithium-ion battery.) The Toyota Safety Sense system will be available on all but the base model: Pre-collision system, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. A technology package will add blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, full-colour heads up display, an intelligent parking and warning system with 12 sonar sensors positioned around the vehicle. This will give the driver the opportunity to park – parallel or perpendicular – without laying a hand on the steering wheel. That’s what an additional $590 gets you along with heated front seats. Even the most loaded editions barely pass $33,000. Promise I’ll get behind that wheel soon. The new Prius uses a revised version of Toyota’s 1.8-litre-Atkinson cycle engine. The official fuel economy numbers are not out yet but internal testing revealed a fuel efficiency of 4.5L/100KM (city/highway combined). The launch drive in Vancouver suggested the 4.5 number is far from being a dream. Okay, we’re off. Normal and Power driving modes suggest this actually might be a fun drive. Normal errs on the side of economy-optimized performance. Power packs some fun into the Prius, without serious compromising fuel economy.

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Tools of the trade can make all the difference often interchange When it comes to the word shovel with gardening, it’s easy spade. Technically, to resort to lists: do a spade is for slicing this, do that, without through sod, edging having to connect the and dividing plants; dots between tasks, a shovel for lifting or as a garden writer, earth, etc.). If she had the paragraphs. Still, to choose I can’t resist a favourite a list this spade it month given would be a I’ve just D-handled returned rectangular from a bladed one rousing and I agree. coffee Mine is small, date with lightweight, gardener and tends and garden to make me designer Susanne Christin Geall stoop over, but it’s size Osmond.  Cultivated means I’m After more apt hearing to use it than a longabout her upcoming handled, more backtrip to see some friendly one.  of England’s Next up: loppers – contemporary long-handled cutting gardens, the tools that can tackle conversation took larger branches. Given a wonderfully this is the season for nerdy turn when pruning fruits like she began talking apples and pears (and ladders. So I pulled many other deciduous out my notebook trees and shrubs and together we before the sap rises), commiserated on our now is the time to top five ‘tools of the invest. trade’. Loppers range Number one: between 17-30 secateurs. Secateurs inches long, and are hand pruners, cut branches up to hinged snips capable a few inches thick. of cutting stems up Choose light-handled to about half an inch. ones to ease fatigue. Even the good ones – Like secateurs, it’s the Felcos and ARSs important to keep – need sharpening your loppers sharp to to give a clean cut prevent tearing and and protect plants I would be remiss if from being crushed. I didn’t mention that Susanne uses a file it’s wise to disinfect weekly and a ‘rust eraser’ from Lee Valley your tools with alcohol or a diluted to sharpen and clean bleach solution to her pruning tools. keep them from Susanne’s second spreading disease. pick was the ‘horiSpeaking of winter hori’ which means pruning (you can ‘dig dig’ in Japanese. tackle your roses, It’s a weeding knife, a hydrangeas and cross between a knife hedges now if you and a thin flat trowel, feel confident doing a tool for poking, so), let’s talk ladders. digging, sawing and I have two, neither of slicing. One side of which is very good, the steel blade has but I have seen my a serrated edge, future and it shall the other a cutting be on solid footing, edge. Multi-purpose with one of Susanne’s and indispensable, Japanese tripod the hori-hori is also ladders.  known as a ‘mountain Susanne first used vegetable knife’ in one when working Japan.  at Great Dixter, once Third on the list is home to the great a set – a garden fork gardener and writer and spade. Susanne Christopher Lloyd, stressed that “people and she has been don’t often use a fork correctly,” and I admit on the hunt for one in Canada since, a I count myself among long process that led the infidels. Susanne her to try importing uses a fork to loosen some herself. soil before setting herself to weeding and Tripod ladders have claims a fork far better traditionally been for moving plants than used in orchards where the third leg a shovel. (The British can poke into the tend to call a spade ground, but these a spade, whereas we

concrete, the steps are deep and the ladders made from hollow aluminium, so they are lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. Susanne will have them at

Hasegawa ladders are far more nuanced, allowing the third leg to be adjusted and also secured to the main frame by a safety chain. The feet have little booties for

‘Seedy Saturday’ on Feb. 20. Finally, I’m going to add a sixth item to the list, because what’s a person to do with all these tools? Lose the little ones

in the shrubbery, more often than not. So I’d add a carrier, be it a wheelbarrow, a tote, or in my case a leather tool belt. Strapping mine on, I feel like a sheriff;

hostered-up and ready for action. Christin Geall teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Victoria and is an avid gardener.

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Community Calendar Friday, Feb. 19 All Voices Welcome – no audition. The Getting Higher Choir invites you sing with us in celebration of our 20th anniversary. Come and check us out Feb. 15 to 25. For full dates, times, locations and other details visit www. gettinhigherchoir.ca/ choir_life or call 250920-4160. Victoria Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yariv Aloni presents the third concert of their 21st season at 8 p.m. in the First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. (at Quadra), Victoria. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors/studenst $15; free admission for music students.  Tickets can be booked on website: www. victoriachamber orchestra.org, and are available at Long & McQuade, Ivy’s Bookshop and at the door.  

Saturday, Feb. 20 Organ virtuoso Curt Bergen will perform at St. Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Rd. at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults/$10 seniors and students.  For more information call 250-598-2833. Carpet burweed and ivy removal in Uplands Park – Bring your friends, family, clippers and loppers to Uplands Park from 1 to 4 p.m. to help participate in an carpet burweed and ivy removal event with the Friends of Uplands Park. No experience required. Training and tools will be provided for all those in need.  Refreshments. Meet at

the Cattle Point lower parking lot. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Strawberry Vale, 11 High St., Victoria. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Camilla at 250-4794950. Drop-in Family Storytime – Funfilled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. From 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Saanich Centennial branch. No registration required.

St. Peter’s Rd. All welcome or email: 2saintsandfriends@ gmail.com. Living with Stroke Program by the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be in the Feltham Room at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre at 1 p.m. The two-hour program is designed to help stroke survivors and their families improve their quality of life, cope with challenges and connect with others. Volkssport 5/10 km walk. Meet at Running Room, 2401G Millstream Rd., Langford. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact is Francine at 250-361-4563.

Sunday, Feb. 21 Volunteers wanted to help with refugee sponsorship – Join with 2 Saints Anglican Church Group. Information session Feb. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 3939

Monday, Feb. 22 Volkssport Monday and Wednesday morning walks. Registration 8:45 a.m.; walk 9 a.m. Contact

Rick at 250-478-7020 or Jan at 250-665-6062 for current schedule.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 All you Need is heART art show and sale by The Oak Bay Art Club will be featured until Feb. 24 at the Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Rd. Viewing hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria features a work by Port Alberni artists Rodney Sayers and Emily Luce in the LAB Gallery, 1040 Moss St., Victoria. The exhibition is curated by AGGV chief curator Michelle Jacques and runs through April 17. Drop-in Family Storytime – Funfilled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their

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Centre, 777 Royal Oak Dr. Registration 5:45 p.m.; walk 6 p.m. Contact is Gail at 250477-4472. Share your community event – email your community calendar item to editor@saanichnews. com.

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Connecting with family’s pioneer legacy Heritage contractor restoring McRae family home Twin Oaks Travis Paterson News Staff

From the grand window of the McRae house parlour, Kate and Rob Duncan can see as far south as Rockland, including the spires of Craigdarroch Castle. The couple purchased and moved into the house, known as Twin Oaks, in August 2015, continuing the McRae family’s pioneer legacy in Saanich. Rob’s a descendant of Ronald and Catharine McRae, who ran a large dairy farm and orchard in the area between Cedar Hill Golf Course and St. Michaels University School. When it was built in 1892, the house was one of the only on the hill, accessed by a lane off of Cedar Hill. Now it rests at 1525 Oak Crest Drive, overlooking the dairy farm to the south on North Dairy “Roughly, the farm ran as far north as Derby Road, east to Richmond Road, and south to North Dairy,” Kate says. One would guess the name North Dairy came from the McRae’s dairy farm, and possible neighbouring dairy farms. Rob’s grandmother Robin (McRae) Land knew the house, as it was her grandparents, but she actually grew up in another house, which her father Chris (son of Ronald and Catharine) and mother Mary built at 3291 Cedar Hill Rd. Both houses are registered heritage homes in Saanich. “Really, the families were just down the lane from each other and [Robin] used to visit here all the time,” Rob siad. Their two young daughters will be the sixth generation to grow up in the Saanich area since Ronald and Catharine moved there in 1892. What makes Twin Oaks unique is that it stayed in the family, as Rob’s aunt and uncle, Thyra (McRae) and Nigel Gyles, spent their lives in the home until they sold it in 1999.

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Rob and Kate Duncan have taken possession of the Twin Oaks home built by Rob’s ancestors, Ronald and Catharine McRae, a pioneer family who ran a dairy farm. Earlier in 2015 Kate and Rob, on a whim and with a passion for heritage houses, wrote a letter to the owner who had purchased and resided in Twin Oaks since 1999. Kate grew up in a Samuel Maclure designed house in a row of heritage homes along Avalon Road in Victoria. Rob is a carpenter who specializes in heritage houses. To their surprise and delight, Twin Oak’s owner was planning on selling the house and happy to return it to a member of the original family. “When we got here we found family heirlooms in the attic,” Rob said. “Understanding we were the same family, the owner left a tin box of belongings that she inherited with the house.” In the box were a few letters, a centuries old sword and sheath that Rob guesses came over from Britain, and a series of lace and

other small Victorian era garments. One of them is a 1900-era collar of a women’s outfit. Among the many improvements Rob and Kate have already made was to lift and reinforce the ‘front’ porch. The back of the south-facing two-storey home actually faces Oak Crest Drive. Originally, the south side, or front of the house, faced a laneway that accessed Cedar Hill Road. It is still visible in the back yard, and the trees that once lined it are still visible, though some are in neighbouring yards. The McRae farm that may have been 40 to 50 acres is now less than an acre. Around it are towering trees including sequoia, which were popular to plant among 1890s Saanichites. The interior of the house was built with several luxuries, such as the 10-foot-tall pocket doors that

separate the parlour from the dining room. Hot water radiators were ordered from afar, just as the many ornate wood trimmings inside and out. “I love visiting Craigdarroch, it was built about the same time, and it has some of the same features, like the radiators,” Rob says. Ironically, the house’s original furniture (most of it from Victoria’s Weiler Brothers) was sold in the 1990s. A young Rob scored the sword and a couch at the time. However, Rob and Kate later inherited an antique kitchen table from his uncle. They were unsure where it came from, until they moved into Twin Oaks. “The table is beautiful but it’s always had a rock to it, we’ve always had to put a shim under one or two of the legs,” Kate says. “Once we brought it in here, it fit perfectly, doesn’t rock at all.”


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Celebrating family business Some of the Island’s most successful family-run businesses gathered at the Victoria Golf Club to celebrate the 2016 Family Enterprise of the Year Award. Black Press is a platinum sponsor of the event, which honoured award recipient Wilson’s Transportation along with finalists the Business Examiner and Tru Value Foods. The Family Enterprise of the Year Award is presented annually by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) to recognize, celebrate and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our economy. To learn more about CAFE, visit the website: cafecanada.ca/chapters/vancouver-island.

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