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Spy games, colonial style Espionage from 1897 gives Fort Rodd Hill new insights into its history

West Shore crime numbers continue decline Edward Hill News staff

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Hiring a few horses and armed with a large glass-plate camera and sketch pad, 115 years ago a visiting U.S. military officer quietly made his way to the outskirts of Victoria. In what were forests and farmland of the western communities, he found a vantage point overlooking the ongoing construction of Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood. The officer took slide after slide of photos, scribbled notes, sketched what he saw and tried to keep a low profile. This was espionage in the colonial era. Britain, in cooperation with Canada, was constructing two heavily fortified, heavily armed bases at the mouth of Esquimalt harbour, home of the British Royal Navy’s Pacific squadron. Fort Rodd Hill historic site manager Dave King says officers photographing or sketching foreign ports was standard procedure back then, but at least two U.S. military officers approached the task of documenting Fort Rodd Hill and Fort Macaulay (now Macaulay Point) with exceptional vigor. “We had a real incident with a U.S. army spy,” King says, standing outside the administration house overlooking the fort, holding a photocopied image from 115 years ago that

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Fort Rodd Hill historic site manager Dave King shows off photocopies of images taken at the same location 115 years ago by a U.S. military officer acting as a spy. Trees are a little taller, but the view remains almost unchanged. offers a similar view to today. “The officer sat right on this hill ... in 1897 and sketched and photographed the fort under construction.” Lieut. Andrew Summers Rowan, of the U.S. 19th infantry, and Lieut. DF Sellers, a U.S. navy intelligence officer, both offered detailed assessments on fortifications, defences and weaknesses of Fort Rodd Hill. The officers were frank in their reports about avoiding detection. Rowan had a hard time estimating the caliber of the hidden guns and said the fort was in a strong strategic location, but surmised it

wouldn’t be a match against U.S. warships. “I have been very fortunate in having been enabled to gather, unobserved, data relating to the location, method of construction the number of emplacements and the number of guns,” wrote Rowan, in a 1897 report to the War Department in Washington. “Great secrecy is observed in the construction ... My method was to occupy coigns of vantage and seize opportune moments to gather what I learned of the fortifications.” Complete with photocopied photographs and hand

If your car hasn’t been broken into or your house burglarized last year, you’re not alone. Property crimes, or at least reported property crimes, continue to decline in West Shore communities. Langford in particular, a municipality which bears the brunt of West Shore crime, has seen a significant drop in petty crimes over last year, and also a broader drop over the last five years. Auto thefts and car break-ins are less than half from five years ago. In 2007, 143 cars were stolen out of Langford. In 2009 that hit 89 and last year 61. In 2007, Langford had 515 reported thefts from cars, and 200 last year. Home break-ins in Langford also fell to new lows, 57 last year after a four year average of about 100 per year. Colwood and View Royal too have seen healthy drops in vehicle thefts and break-ins, and property crimes. Cars stolen out of View Royal dropped from 36 to 16 in the past two years. Colwood went from 30 to 18.

sketches, the espionage reports landed on King’s desk a few years ago. The documents paint a previously unknown picture of the historic site and offer a reminder that the fort, shut down in 1956, was once viewed an powerful West Coast military asset. King noted that at the time, Canada and Britain viewed the U.S. as the main military threat to British Columbia and Western Canada, although Britain was also experiencing tensions with Russia. PLEASE SEE: Spy documents, Page A11

PLEASE SEE: RCMP keep close eye, Page A6

Crimes by the numbers Reported West Shore RCMP cases ■ Assaults: 2010 - 534; 2011 - 395 ■ Break and enter-residential: 2010 - 197; 2011 - 118 ■ Theft from vehicle: 2010 - 560; 2011- 435 ■ Theft of vehicle: 2010 - 163; 2011 - 104 ■ Thefts: 2010 - 433; 2011 - 353 ■ Mischief/property damage: 2010 - 805; 2011 - 668

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Communal acupuncture spreads the pain

Bail hearing for prostitution suspect

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A man accused of kidnapping and prostituting a 16-year-old girl online will learn this week if he is granted bail. Stephen Charlie, 22, is facing charges related to forcing the girl into prostitution, using threats to live off the avails of prostitution, extortion, assault and kidnapping. Police say the alleged offences took place in the West Shore area. He is currently being held at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (Wilkinson Road jail). His scheduled court appearance last week was reset for Feb. 16 by video at Western Communities Court. Charlie was arrested on Jan. 19 after a year long investigation by the West Shore RCMP and the regional crime unit.

Parolee locked up after contacting teen

An alert father, concerned over Facebook messages his 16-year-old daughter was receiving from a 47-yearold man, has helped Victoria police put a high-risk offender back behind bars. When the teen, who lives in New Orleans, was allegedly contacted by the older man, her dad searched for the man’s name on the Internet. He came across a public notice that the Victoria Police Department had issued in 2010 about the parolee, who police believed was a risk to women at the time, said Const. Mike Russell, VicPD spokesperson. The parolee’s past criminal convictions include attempted forcible confinement, break and enter, assault and luring. After receiving the father’s complaint, VicPD’s high risk offender officer contacted the Vancouver parole office. The high-risk offender was arrested for violating his parole conditions. His parole was subsequently suspended Feb. 8 and her was returned to jail, Russell said.

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Laying back in a reclining chair, Joseph Derkacz closes his eyes and gives all his trust to Langford acupuncturist Jean-Paul Thuot. Being quiet and gentle, Thuot carefully inserts nearly hair-thin needles into Derkacz’s hands, stomach and legs. Before Thuot leaves the room, one final needle is inserted into his forehead. During the procedure Derkacz lays motionless, not even a flinch. Derkacz, 31, a stay-at-home dad, lives with multiple sclerosis and has also been struggling with gastrointestinal issues, anxiety and depression. He has spent a lot of time in doctors offices looking for help. Standing nearly five-foot-11 his weight had plummeted to 134 pounds. His doctors were concerned and he decided to give acupuncture a try. “It makes a huge difference and I notice it immediately,” said Derkacz. “It hasn’t cured me, but it’s made a dramatic difference as far as coping.” Derkacz has been going to Stillpoint Community Acupuncture clinic in Langford since September, which operates on a sliding scale. Each acupuncture treatment can cost between $17 and $45, it’s up to the client. People pay as much money as they can afford. “It’s so hard to tap into alter-

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Jean-Paul Thuot inserts an acupuncture needle into a leg. The Langford acupuncturist offers treatments on a sliding scale and for food bank donations. native healing with the costs.” Derkacz said. “There is no way I could have afforded to come two or three times a week.” Thuot, Stillpoint’s owner, said the clinic is able to operate this way because the acupuncture is given in a communal setting. For privacy, each new client meets with Thuot in a private room to discuss their issue, but are treated in the communal space. Thuot, a West Shore native who volunteers with Langford Fire Rescue, began studying acupuncture in Victoria and then went to Taiwan to study for four years, moving there with his wife and son. It was in Taiwan that Thuot

witnessed community acupuncture and realized he could help more people in the same amount of time. “Now instead of getting $100 an hour from one person, six people can (share the cost),” Thuot said. “It’s so everyone can (have access) to acupuncture. Even if you have a beefy benefits plan, it will allow five to six treatments only. You can only get half a course until the benefits run out." Thuot is excited to see people trying acupuncture who before wouldn’t have considered it. “I feel like I am finally in the right place,” Thuot said. On top of offering the sliding

scale option at the clinic, Thuot has also started offering free treatments every third Friday for a donation of a healthy food item, with the next session this Friday, Feb. 17. All food items are donated to families in need who are striving to eat healthier. On the last food donation day in January, Thuot requested his patients bring in gluten-free foods to for a hamper they were creating for a family with a celiac child. Thuot has turned to the Internet using websites such as UsedVictoria.com, to find families who want to eat healthy but cannot afford it. He also gives the donated food to the Goldstream Food Bank.

Langford teens plead not guilty to Savory arson Minor not responsible for fire, says lawyer Edward Hill News staff

A Langford teenager accused of arson will plead not guilty to setting a fire at Savory elementary last September. Robert Jones, the lawyer for the youth, who was 16 at the time

of the fire, said his client is not responsible for setting the fire that destroyed the administration wing of Savory on Sept. 11, 2011. The fire caused about $50,000 worth of damage to the 46-yearold school and 155 students were bused to different schools for three weeks during extensive cleanup and repair. Jones said he will concede the fire was deliberately set, which will allow the Crown to avoid calling fire and forensic expert witnesses, so shortening the trial.

“We’re prepared to admit the fire was not an accident, that it was deliberate,” Jones said. “But I’m not admitting my client is responsible for setting the fire.” Jones said it appears the fire started in or close to a room that had an exterior window broken. He said the Crown’s theory is something incendiary was thrown through the window. Jones wouldn’t say if his client was at or near the school at the time of the early morning fire. The youth will formally enter his plea

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Free blood pressure clinics arrive

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The time is now for West Shore residents to ease their blood pressure. Free blood pressure screening, monitoring and education has arrived on the West Shore with “Take the Pressure Down” community clinics coming in time for heart month in February. “Through our home support and care facility work ... we see the downstream effects from heart disease and strokes,” said Isobel McKenzie, CEO of Beacon Community Services. “We are working in partnership for a healthier community.” The community agency is offering appointment-free clinics in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the Westshore Town Centre and the West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre. People can have their blood pressure taken and be given information about heart health. The pilot program started in Victoria in 2009, expanded to the Saanich Peninsula in 2010 and expanded to the West Shore and Sooke in 2012. “In 2010, the World Health Organization recognized hypertension as the leading risk factor for mortality around the

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Manager of Take the Pressure Down, Caroline Macey-Brown has a conversation with volunteer Joan Wall at their clinic at the Westshore Town Centre. People can get their blood pressure taken for free at West Shore clinics. world,” said Jeff Sommers, manager of Research and Science for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “It is an issue on the global level, it is the number one chronic condition in B.C. with (more than) 700,000 people (affected).” High blood pressure, or hypertension affects about 22 per cent of Canadian adults and is directly associated with health problems including cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney disease. Information will be forwarded to family physician’s if blood pressure is high and the agency will follow up if

necessary. “Prevention is one of the cornerstones of our mission. Helping people help themselves,” McKenzie said. “By monitoring blood pressure you are able to look at early intervention and strategies to help folks be healthier and maintain independence later in life.” Future dates include the Westshore Town Centre Feb. 23 and March 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and at West Shore Parks and Recreation, Feb. 16, March 1 and 15, 4 to 7 p.m. For more information visit www.takethepressuredown.ca.

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West Shore RCMP street crime unit and the regional crime unit have been keeping pressure on prolific, repeat offenders, a strategy RCMP Insp. Kevin Violot says is paying off. Locking away a handful of expert thieves can dent crime stats, but Violot said another key piece of the puzzle is keeping close tabs on offenders on probation. Most have strict curfews, and officers are vigilant in ensuring offenders stay home in the evening. “We are making a big effort to check that these individuals are in compliance. Our guys are knocking on their doors,” said Violot, the officer in charge of the West Shore RCMP detachment. “If they are on a curfew, we have to make sure it’s enforced or they’ll just slip back into getting up to no good.” West Shore RCMP calls for service went down too — about 17,000 in 2011 versus 18,000 the year before. It could be fewer crimes or fewer people reporting crimes, but Violot suspects the stats are an accurate reflection of what is happening on the street. Heavy emphasis on community outreach — having officers out on mountain bikes for instance, and participating in community

events — encourages people to report crimes, he said, and plenty of citizens report suspected drug houses or grow-ops. “Seeing the theft of vehicles going from 283 (in 2010) to 200 is substantial. I think a big part is our people out there doing community policing –– that and targeting prolific offenders has a great impact on reducing crime rates,” Violot said. “I think we are building on our presence out in the community. With this type of policing, people aren’t afraid to report crimes.” In terms of community outreach, the detachment hopes to ramp up mountain bike patrols, spanning a broader distance across the West Shore with more officers. Violot said the detachment plans to continue its “bar watch” program, where police interact with pub patrons and staff, which potentially helps defuse drunken brawls before they happen. “Rather than just attending calls at closing time every night, officers go in a talk to patrons and staff. It eases things,” Violot said. “We aren’t there to harass people, we’re their to make sure things run properly. We want to decrease our responses at closing time, where things can escalate.”

Colwood sailor awarded Queen’s medal Erin McCracken News staff

Two Greater Victoria residents are among the first in Canada to receive a medal honouring Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to her throne 60 years ago. Colwood resident master seaman Christopher Switzer was flown to last week’s ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa from Panama City, just after his ship, HMCS Vancouver, passed through the Panama Canal on its way home to CFB Esquimalt from the Mediterranean Sea. Switzer was one of 60 Canadians, including four Canadian Forces personnel, who were presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by Gov. Gen. David Johnston. Switzer was nominated to receive the medal by his superiors in recognition for his contributions to the Royal Canadian Navy and several local charities. Victoria resident Maureen Shaw also received the commendation in recognition for her leadership in occupational health and safety, corporate social responsibility and education for manufacturing workers.

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he fourth annual Victoria Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women included a record number of participants this year. The walk, which took place on Sunday, aims to raise awareness of the staggering statistics when it comes to missing and murdered aboriginal women. According to government numbers, young indigenous women in Canada are five times more likely than other women of the same age to die as the result of violence. The Native Women’s Association of Canada has documented more than 580 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, most within the last three decades — one-quarter of them in B.C., most are under the age of 30. For the people who march, they are more than numbers. Each represents a daughter, mother, aunt, cousin or friend. They are also university students, employees and caregivers who are missing, or whose murders remain unsolved. The fact that police and government tend to marginalize these women is bad enough. But when society as a whole does, it’s shameful. The marchers ask us to remember these women, honour them and keep their memories alive. But what we as a Canadians need to do is help stop the cycle of violence. Helping to end poverty, provide proper shelter and clean water to aboriginal people across the country is just a start to changing the socioeconomic future for all people. As Canadians committed to non-violence, there needs to be more than march once a year. We need to hold our government, police, and ourselves, to the highest standards for all our citizens. We need to educate ourselves, speak out against violence and we need to rouse our police and politicians to listen. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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west coast built new capacity, much remier Christy Clark’s recent of it gas fired, after an electricity fanfare about developing a crisis that caused brownouts more natural gas export industry than a decade ago. in northern B.C. included a major Today, Washington change in electricity polstate producers are actuicy. ally paying B.C. Hydro to Last year Clark’s governtake their excess power ment forced B.C. Hydro because they need to to trim its operations and move it into the grid, and keep its next two annual B.C. is the only place that rate increases below can store it using dam four per cent. Part of the capacity. savings will come from NDP energy critic John redefining former premier Horgan is celebrating Gordon Campbell’s climate this change in B.C. Hydro strategy, which required Tom Fletcher policy. He says the govB.C. Hydro to be self-sufB.C. Views ernment made a multi-bilficient in even low-water lion-dollar miscalculation years, with no net electricby assuming California’s ity imports. electricity shortage would continue The target is now self-sufficiency indefinitely, and surplus power in average-water years, limiting would be profitable. He says indeexpansion of independent power pendent power contracts are part projects. It also means B.C. will of B.C. Hydro’s current financial import more gas-fired electricity in problems, but political interference the coming years, and burn some in planning is the bigger issue. of its own abundant gas to generHorgan would not endorse the ate new power up north. North America finds itself floating on a sea Wilderness Committee’s call to cancel electricity purchase contracts of shale gas. B.C. Hydro has signed for more runCampbell’s plan entailed using of-river developments. Additional B.C.’s big dams to stabilize and projects are planned for the Upper store power from new intermittent sources of hydro and wind, building Lillooet, Upper Toba and Harrison Rivers in southern B.C., and the the Site C dam on the Peace River Kokish River on northern Vancouand exporting clean energy at a ver Island. Most are aboriginal partpremium in a carbon-priced North nerships. American market. Energy Minister Rich Coleman Both the carbon market and the told me no contracts will be canexport market have evaporated. celled, and he rejected my suggesWhile B.C. was developing run-oftion that B.C. Hydro could end up river to sell to California, the U.S.

with too much power in the wrong places and at the wrong time of year. B.C. Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn’t end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three liquefied natural gas projects will need output equivalent to two and a half Site C dams to operate. Coleman confirmed that at least one modern gas-fired power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line. B.C. will likely have a second gasfired power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the B.C. Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell’s greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned. tfletcher@blackpress.ca —Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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income supplement, spousal and widow t might be understandable if a number allowances and survivor benefits, and of Canadians didn’t appreciate Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking recently you’re looking at $36 billion of taxpayer cash. about reforming public sector pensions By 2030, if something isn’t and old age security (OAS) done, old age security payments social assistance payments. are expected to balloon from $36 After all, nobody likes the billion to $108 billion — that’s idea of their retirement plans quite a chunk of change when changing, whether it is by way you consider that the entire of a downturn in the market or a federal budget is about $274 change in a government policy. billion this year. This is likely especially true So how does the prime recently, with Mr. Harper’s minister start tightening the tap musings coming on the heels of on entitlements for the elderly, two reports on MP pensions, one by the not-for-profit Canadian Gregory Thomas when taxpayers contributed $23.30 for every dollar put into Taxpayers Federation and the Guest comment the parliamentary pension other from the esteemed C.D. plan by MPs? Taxpayers paid Howe Institute. What these $102.7 million last year, while MPs and reports made abundantly clear: Harper senators chipped in $4.4 million. How do must reform MPs pensions first, if he has you explain to someone scraping for their any hope of looking at anyone else’s. retirement that Canada can’t afford $508 Ultimately, Harper is quite right to a month for a 65-year-old, when defeated tackle Canada’s demographic dilemma: 60-year-old backbench MP Yasmin the tsunami of aging baby boomers does Ratansi got $2,758 a month after just indeed threaten to swamp the national seven years on the job? Or the defeated safety net. Bloc Quebecois leader, 64-year-old Gilles A bit more than $6,000 annually for OAS Duceppe and his $11,730 monthly pension payments might not seem like a whole lot — the gift of a grateful nation for 21 years of money, but multiply it by 4.7 million of devoted service? retired Canadians, add in the guaranteed

Even Mr. Harper himself is in line for an annual pension payout of $223,517 if he packs it in at the end of his current term. Of course, the PM will only be 55 years old by then, and presumably, capable of doing something else to make ends meet. But if Harper were to find himself retired with no other means of support, $223,517 does buy a lot of cat food and kerosene to make it through a chilly Calgary winter. It’s a good thing — having studied piano rather than the guitar or the violin, the PM would face limited options as a street busker. You can’t defend these payments. And smart politicians are not even trying. Since the Canadian Taxpayers Federation published its report on MP pensions, we’ve heard some promising news from both sides of the House of Commons. It started with the prime minister’s own words — Harper said in an interview that the issue of parliamentary pensions “will have to be looked at.” Then Treasury Board president Tony Clement revealed that he was “tasked with putting some options forward” on MP pensions, saying the government needs “to be fair to the taxpayer.” “I think to have any legitimacy on that file, MPs are going to have to lead by

example,” said Alberta Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, displaying both political savvy and moral fortitude from the government side of the House. Green Party leader Elizabeth May said MP pensions should be reviewed “in order to bring them more into line with norms for other Canadians,” calling it “the fair thing to do.” NDP industry critic Guy Caron said his party is willing to look at proposals to bring the MP pension plan “more in conformity, more realistic in relation to the people they lead.” And Liberal MP Marc Garneau, the former astronaut, said the CTF report was a “fair observation” of the pension landscape. Canadians have been phoning, writing, and emailing their politicians in huge numbers, letting them know how they feel about platinum-plated MP pensions. With the next federal budget coming soon, taxpayers need to turn up the heat, and make sure the pork-laden MP pension plan is put on the chopping block, front and centre, with a big carving knife close at hand for Mr. Harper. It’s the necessary first step in a long, but ultimately needed, process. Gregory Thomas is the federal and Ontario director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

LETTERS Society should support teachers At the outset I must say that I do not know anyone in the teaching profession, nor am I a relative of a teacher. It is simply that there are so many lopsided comparisons available with regard to teachers’ pay scale in relation to other members of our society. We must remember that teachers are the first line, after parents, in pointing the direction in life to our children. I am sure there are many of us today who can relate our success in our lives to teachers that made an impression on our young minds. I can still, generations later, remember the names of the teachers that made an impact on my life. On the other hand, how many of us can remember the names of senators, politicians, athletes, CEOs who are drawing down the big dollars who have made our lives better for having been there. Is it now time for us to look at the people who really lay a foundation for our lives and reward them accordingly. Shirley Stirrett Langford

Civic projects need careful planning Re: Letter writer inflammatory, Letters, Feb. 1, 2012. If Jim Powell writes a wildly inaccurate letter, then councillor David Screech should provide Mr. Powell with the answers, not call him inflammatory.

I applaud Mr. Powell for having the courage to speak up and get involved with his community. Municipal spending is clearly out of control, hence, the introduction of the auditor general for local government. I too disagree with gardens and trees in the middle of roads, gardens are for parks — drivers have enough distractions nowadays. For the record: Mr. Powell does go to meetings, I know this because I see him there. We’re not going to build a bridge and borrow additional millions to build a fire hall at the same time, are we? The Craigflower bridge project is just screaming for careful planning. Intersections, schoolyard easements, Crown land acquisitions, and please explain, how will they ever fit six lanes into one? Now we have Colwood building into the sky — we sure could have used those extra lanes on the Island Highway Improvement Project. No wonder amalgamation of fire and policing is the talk of the day. Sherry Baird View Royal

Smart meters a huge financial risk A billion dollars for smart meters to save some of us a phone call when the power goes out? This justification hides the financial risk of smart meters. B.C. Hydro’s smart meter business case estimate of cost benefit is only a 20 year guess, but is repeatedly stated by B.C. Hydro as a certainty. They tell me I will save just by

having a smart meter because the second wireless transmitter built into smart meters will allow me to monitor my electricity use and make choices in reducing consumption. But, I can already easily tell when I’m using electricity and my energy bill motivates me to conserve, so a different meter will not improve conservation. It’s not the smart meters that saves power, its behaviour and B.C. Hydro’s business case depends largely on significant presumed behaviour change plus a huge overestimation of energy theft. Other jurisdictions were “smart” enough to pilot smart meters which showed they did not conserve enough energy and scraped them. Smart meters need costly maintenance and an estimated 20 year life verses regular meters, that can last beyond 40 years. So, replacing all our perfectly functional regular meters now means another billion dollar expenditure in only 20 years. The benefits of smart meters seem to be far more for others such as Corix and Itron, than for the public that bears the costs and risk if smart meters don’t show a return on investment. Unfortunately I lack confidence in B.C. Hydro being honest when it was recently caught by the auditor general using creative accounting methods to hide its debt and show fictitious profit rather than being forthcoming. B.C. Hydro is our corporation and we are collectively financially responsible for it. Demand the billions be used for actual energy savings or creation, or pay down B.C. Hydro’s

huge debt. As we know action is only taken when there are enough voters that speak up. Robert Jeske Langford

Prohibition not the answer for drugs Re: Legalizing marijuana not the answer for Canada, Guest Comment, Feb. 8, 2012. Concerning RCMP Cpl. Scott Hilderly’s guest editorial opposing the legalization of marijuana, the question should not be what harmful effects cannabis might or might not have, but rather how to best deal with any problem there may be. Our young people have easier access to illegal recreational drugs, than to the legal ones, nicotine and alcohol.

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My grandmother said of prohibition, it took drinking out of the parlour and put it behind the barn. In the parlour, she could control it. Were recreational drugs decriminalized, they could be quality controlled, taxed, and regulated. Pushers would no longer have the profit motive to introduce young people to drugs. Prohibition did not work for alcohol, and is not working for recreational drugs. Society through education and regulation has greatly reduced the harm caused by nicotine. Portugal has experienced a sharp decline in hard drug use, since legalization, and treating addiction as a medical problem rather than a criminal one. We should not import methods which have failed in the U.S. to cope with drugs, as does the omnibus crime bill. It will be a social and economic disaster, creating at great expense a criminal class of young people who experiment with recreational drugs. J. McRee (Mac) Elrod Metchosin

B.C. Ferries should be run as a business B.C. Ferries has been a product of its own demise largely due to the fact that it is run by the provincial government. In my opinion it should be sold to a private group of investors and run like a business. Having the option of reaching into the pocket of the taxpayer is one that is too tempting and is never going to be a solution to a failing business. By having B.C. Ferries run by a private company, the market would dictate what fares should be and the salaries that should be paid. B.C. Ferries’ record speaks for itself. It has been one problem after another and it appears as though the public cannot wait for some form of failure from the

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company. We can all think of multiple examples of how this “business” has acted in a manner that we strongly disagree with. So, let the government govern and businessmen run business because history shows you can’t do both. Barrett Smith Saanich

Too many problems raising OAS eligibility As an adult educator, I am surprised that there has been little or no discussion of cognitive and physical decline of adults due to normal, healthy aging and the impact of raising the age of old age security eligibility. For example, do we really want high school teachers to teach until age 67 — especially when there are growing numbers of unemployed younger teachers? Do we want 67-year-old propane truck or bus drivers on the road when they have declining coordination and reaction times? Occupations such as mining or nursing — or a host of other occupations that involve physical strength — surely should not require employees to work two additional years before receiving OAS. Cognitive and physical decline with aging is a reality. Research has shown that the decline is gradual, but inevitable. What evidence exists that the federal government has taken such research into consideration as they increase the age of eligibility? Finally, by 2030, when the baby boom bulge has passed, the percentage of GDP expended by the existing pension schemes will decline — a demographic fact the Tories somehow ignore. I guess it gets in the way of their current promotion of an expensive, corporate private model rather than a more cost-efficient expanded CPP model. Some of us may choose to continue working full or part time, but surely one should have a choice to retire at an age

when one still has one’s health and not be penalized for retiring before the Toryimposed age of 67. No wonder the Tories did not raise the issue during the last federal election. Ron Faris Victoria

Time to think outside Northern Pipeline The two main reasons for the proposed Northern Pipeline are to meet the ever-increasing removal of bitumen from the tar sands and to send the stuff to Asian markets. If we get beyond our need for instant gratification, plan for the longer term and heaven forbid, reduce bitumen extraction instead, not only will we not need the pipeline, but the value of the bitumen will increase over time because of the world’s scarcity of oil. In choosing to live with less oil, we will be motivated/forced to develop and employ renewable energy. As an added benefit, environmental degradation will be slowed. And even if there’s not a consensus regarding mankind’s influence on climate change, it’s simply immoral to burn any more fossil fuel than we have to. Secondly, we should keep our oil for ourselves, which would enable us to stop the ridiculous policy of importing oil in Eastern Canada. Any leftovers should be transported in existing pipelines to markets in the U.S. Thirdly, there is so much money in oil that we should: 1. Reduce the subsidies to the oil companies and direct them instead towards the development of renewables, and; 2. Tax the oil companies like they do in Norway: $550 billion and counting in Norway’s rainy day fund. Our politicians need to man up and stop kissing “big oil” butt. It’s Canadians who own this black gold and big oil has very few other options. Dave Secco Oak Bay

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BENTINCK ISLAND DEMOLITION RANGE

CHAMP DE DEMOLITION De L’ILE BENTINCK

A night firing exercise will be carried out on Bentinck Island on 20 February 2012.

Un exercice de tir de nuit aura lieu à l’île Bentinck le 20 Fevrier 2012

The Island is southeast of Rocky Point in the Metchosin District. Rocky Point is bounded by Pedder Bay to the northeast, Race Passage to the south, and Becher bay to the west. The danger area is a radius of 1 km centred on the coordinates 48° 18’ 42” North, 123° 32’ 36” West.

L’île se trouve au sud-ouest de Rocky Point dans le district de Metchosin. Rocky Point est délimité par la baie Pedder au nord-est, Race Passage au sud et la baie Becher à l’ouest. La zone de danger est d’un rayon de 1 km dont le centre se trouve à 48° 18’ 42” Nord, 123° 32’ 36” Ouest.

Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark the area.

Des affiches bilingues interdisant l’accès indiquent les endroits interdits.

STRAY AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE OBJECTS

MUNITIONS ET EXPLOSIFS PERDUS

Bombs, grenades, shells and similar explosive objects are a hazard to life and limb. Do not pick up or retain objects as souvenirs. If you have found or have in your possession any object, which you believe to be an explosive, notify your local police and arrangements will be made to dispose of it.

Les bombes, grenades, obus et autres objets explosifs similaires posent des risques de blessures et de perte de vie. Ne ramassez pas ces objets et ne les gardez pas comme souvenirs. Si vous avez trouvé ou si vous en avez en votre possession un objet que vous croyez être un explosif, signalez-le à la police locale, qui prendra les mesures nécessaires pour l’éliminer.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;When this fort was being built, 1897 was an interesting period. Coast artillery was seen as a secret, but you wanted everyone to know the fort was here for deterrence,â&#x20AC;? King says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anyone to know how big the guns were.â&#x20AC;? Rowanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report indicates he hired a rowboat and oarsman, and audaciously snapped photos of the fort and Fisgard Lighthouse, in broad daylight, from Esquimalt harbour. Hauling a large camera with plate-glass slides and a tripod into a small open boat somehow didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t draw the attention of military sentries, and there is no evidence either agents were caught. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This guy hired a rowboat around Macaulay Point â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are learning (and Fort Rodd) and more about building reported about the this fort from guns, the defences and the whole nine American spying than yards,â&#x20AC;? King says, British records.â&#x20AC;? showing an U.S. military image of â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bob Campbell Fisgard Lighthouse Fort Rodd Hill without its causeway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the 1890s you were expected to do that, but one guy was exceptionally energetic. Apparently he was not caught. That would have made the news.â&#x20AC;? King received the reports and photographed images, stamped with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S. Army Military History Institute,â&#x20AC;? in the mail after a retired U.S. military archivist visited Fort Rodd Hill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had an American visitor who was an expert in coastal artillery take a tour of the site. A few months later the documents showed up in an envelope in the mail,â&#x20AC;? King says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It blew us away.

We all just said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wow.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Colonial-era spying has inspired a free activity at Fort Rodd, where kids (or adults) can use a GPS unit to go on missions and find â&#x20AC;&#x153;secretâ&#x20AC;? information about the fort â&#x20AC;&#x201D; learning disguised as spy craft. King is trying to track down high-resolution digital images of the 1897 military photos and drawings to help round-out a potential public display about espionage at the fort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about this kind of thing happening around here. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a hidden history.â&#x20AC;? The images will also give fort historians rare

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AUTHOR KAY STEWART discusses her novel which is set in and around Metchosin, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

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SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE lunch at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave., Feb. 21, noon to 1 p.m. Adults $5; students $2.50.

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GOLDSTREAM CO-OP PRESCHOOL open house and registration for September, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 935 Goldstream Ave.

VIEW ROYAL GARDEN Club meets Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Shoreline Community School, 2750 Shoreline Dr. Speaker is Rachelle McElroy from the Invasive Plant Council of B.C.

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WESTERN GARDEN CLUB (Colwood) meeting Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. in the Emery Family Hall, 537 Glen Cairn Lane. Speaker is Ben Bodner from Lynne’s Little Elf Garden Centre.

REFLECTIONS OF DANCE society fundraiser show. Music, fashion show, live music, dance demos, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Langford Legion hall, 761 Station Ave. Tickets $18, $15 seniors.

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An independent performance audit of the extent to which the CRD, participating municipalities and other responsible agencies have complied with their respective commitments defined in the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan is now available for review by the public. Of the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan commitments for the CRD, 61 of 66 individual commitments for the CRD were met and all five of the shared commitments for the CRD were met.

All of the commitments for the seven municipalities were also met. We are actively working to address the few outstanding commitments in 2012.

We’d like to know what you think of the audit report. Public feedback is encouraged through February 29, 2012. Copies of the report are available online at www.wastewatermadeclear.ca or in hard-copy at the CRD Fisgard office. Feedback, comments and submissions can be

emailed to contact@wastewatermadeclear.ca, referencing the 2011 Performance Audit of Plan Commitments, or mailed to: Capital Regional District Attention: Dan Telford, Senior Manager, Environmental Engineering

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house. Three concepts for the new fire hall. Feb. 29, 4 to 9 p.m., town hall, 45 View Royal Ave. See www.viewroyal.ca.

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COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY at 3221 Heatherbell Rd. Black and White show featuring 50 local artists. Until Feb. 26. See www.coastcollective.ca. NIGHTS ALIVE FOR youth ages 10 to 15, Shoreline school gym, 2750 Shoreline Dr., Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. ADULT RECREATIONAL BALLET at Colwood Community Hall, 2219 Sooke Rd., Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For information call 250-478-1572. CO-DEPENDENCE ANONYMOUS IN Langford, Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Ave., 6:30 p.m., each Monday. Call 250-391-6991 or email blubcat5@telus.net. CHESS AT THE Juan de Fuca library, Saturdays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., ages eight to 18. Register at www. gvpl.ca. COLWOOD HERITAGE COMMISSION is looking for stories, photos from Colwood’s early days. Email mlalande@colwood.ca or call 250-478-5999. MUSIC JAM, FRIDAYS 8 p.m. to midnight at Langford Legion, 761 Station Ave.

Police seek missing foreign student An international student is missing, and Saanich police and the young man's family are concerned about his lastknown activities. Roberto Coronado was last in touch with family on Feb. 6 via text message. Coronado, a resident of the Philippines, was Roberto Coronado believed by his family to be living in Saanich and studying at local post-secondary institution. Upon speaking with the landlord at the Cedar Hill-area home, police were told he moved out in late November. School administrators told police that Coronado wasn't a registered student. A significant amount of money was taken out of his bank account in early December, and there has been no more activity since. Anyone with information on Coronado is urged to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

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Police release sketch of apologetic robber Make the most After she retrieved the item, the man produced a large knife and demanded Saanich police on Frimoney. day released a sketch “Prior to leaving, he of a man who robbed apologized no less than a health food store at two or three times. He knifepoint last year. expressed his sorrow,” Sgt. Around 5:30 p.m. on Dean Jantzen said. Dec. 11, 2011, a man The suspect is described entered then quickly left as a thin, Caucasian, fiveSaanich police image Health Essentials Supfoot-eight, in his late 20s or plements store at Gorge Saanich police are early 30s. He was wearing a looking to identify and Tillicum roads. black jacket, jeans, running the man in this Returning a few minshoes and a large red “Rassketch. utes later, when all tafarian-style” toque. other customers had Anyone who recognizes the indileft, he approached the cashier and vidual in the sketch is asked to call asked her for a specific vitamin. Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

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Fact-finder appointed in stalled teacher talks Tom Fletcher Black Press

BC has doubled lumber exports to China in one year. Commodity exports to India were up 74% in the last year alone. Expanding relationships with the world’s fastest growing economies is just one aspect of the BC Jobs Plan. Enabling job creation, supporting small business start-ups, and continuing investments in infrastructure and skills training are just some of the ways the BC Jobs Plan is helping to create jobs for BC families. To learn more about how the BC Jobs Plan works for you and your family, or to share your ideas, visit BC Jobs Plan.ca

A labour ministry fact-finder has been appointed to make one last effort to find common ground between the B.C. government and public school teachers. Assistant deputy minister Trevor Hughes has until Feb. 23 to report on possible solutions to the year-long deadlock, but Education Minister George Abbott said Thursday he doesn’t have much hope of a solution. Abbott said he met with B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert before Hughes was appointed, and asked one more time if there was any chance of a settlement under the province’s two-year “net zero” wage mandate. “The answer was no,” Abbott said. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association has heard that rejection many times during 11 months of fruitless negotiation sessions. BCPSEA issued a statement last week admitting that no amount of meetings will change the gap between the parties, with the BCTF seeking a 16-per-cent wage increase over three years and a list of time off and other benefit improvements. Abbott said back-to-work legislation can be quickly drafted and passed in the legislature, if Hughes confirms that there is no hope for a negotiated settlement. Successive B.C. governments have plenty of practice imposing contracts on teachers, Abbott said, describing the relationship between the BCTF and the government as “a 50-year bad marriage.” The BCTF has run a series of TV and radio ads to back its demand for the government to abandon its net-zero mandate, which numerous provincial government unions, including school district support staff, have accepted. The BCTF released a list of public sector union settlements that have included raises in the past two years, including the Delta Police, Surrey firefighters, B.C. ambulance paramedics, and municipal workers in Kamloops, North Cowichan, Quesnel and Courtenay. Abbott said the lack of formal report cards since teachers began work-to-rule in September is “damaging” to students who are struggling to keep up with their school work.

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Hot ticket: Pacific Opera Victoria presents Carmen at the Royal Theatre. Tickets $37.50

Carmen brims with life: dashing toreadors, leering soldiers, free-spirited gypsies, and the dynamo that is Carmen herself. Feb. 16, 18, 22, 24, at 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

A shout out to the spoken word Arnold Lim News staff

No special effects, instruments or gimmicks. Just the spoken word. “There is an appetite for quality spoken word and I wanted to keep that going,” said Victoria Spoken Word Festival artistic director Missie Peters. “It is incredibly important to me both to grow and establish the scene here in Victoria.” Combining elements of poetry, storytelling, stand-up comedy and theatre, the art form has seen steady growth – but a dearth of post-secondary poetry opportunities for the artists prompted Peters to take matters into her own hands creating a hybrid festival of sorts. “You can’t go to university for (it). We should have opportunities all across the country to develop the art form itself for artists and give them this opportunity to grow,” she said. “So I am doing it.” The festival kicks off with three days of artist-only workshops in

improv, beat box, singing, and clowning, because Peters believes the non-traditional elements offer young poets an expanded tool box from which to explore. Artists move on to write an ensemble script with their new skills within 24 hours and perform it in front of a live audience. “The festival is about trying to expand spoken word,” she said. “It will hopefully be something you, me and no one has ever seen before.” Starting in 2011 with a presentation to the Awesome Sh*t Club, where entrepreneurs like Peters pitched ideas to judges in a Dragons’ Den-style format for cash, her festival idea won the $600 grand prize and the first annual event was born. Without that opportunity this year, she turned to crowdfunding to source the $1,000 start-up cost. “It is a really great way to connect with people who care about your project. I thought it would take six weeks to reach our goal but we did it in two,” she said. “It

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Missie Peters, artistic director for the Victoria Spoken Word Festival hopes poetry lovers will come out in support of the second annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival. creates a community event that is, by necessity, supported by the community. If the people in Victoria didn’t want it, we wouldn’t have $1,000 in our campaign.” Crowdfunding, a relatively new tool where campaigners set up an account with websites such as IndieGoGo.com or Kickstarter. com and rely on the donations through the site to fund their projects, helped the festival raise more than $1,100 with two weeks

to go. In addition to the financial benefit, supporters from across the country left positive comments for Peters, a source of motivation for the poet who moonlights as a government worker by day. “It is almost more important than the money,” she said of the community input. “It lets you know as an organizer all (your) work is important to someone.” One of 12 poets from across Can-

ada invited to take part, Victoria resident Justin McGrail believes Peters’ efforts are making a difference in the popularity of the art form across the country. “Support (for) the festival is coming in from across the country. This (festival) is a highlight, a growing network of spoken word poetry,” the 20-year poet said. “In a way, the support Missie (Peters) has reflects the growth of spoken word in the country. I can say I have seen it in my lifetime.” With performances Feb. 23-25, culminating with the grand finale at the Intrepid Theatre streaming live on the Internet, even Peters doesn’t know what to expect because it hasn’t yet been written. She is confident performances will be well worth the price of admission. “I create the venue and (the artists) are going to fill it with art,” she said. “(Spoken word’s) power is in the performance and on the stage – as opposed to the page.” Spoken like a true poet, who does know it. Victoria Spoken Word Festival performances run Feb. 23-25 at the Intrepid Theatre and Solstice Café with a public spoken word workshop Feb. 26. For more information or to donate to the campaign visit www.victoriaspokenwordfestival.com editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Watoto choir helps thousands of Africa’s orphans Watoto, a holistic care program initiated to serve the needs of Africa and her people, presents a new tour entitled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation, an evening of vibrant, original African music, dance routines and life-transforming stories. The tour is a testimony of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto. Established in 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choir has travelled internationally as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty. Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents. They live in Watoto Children’s Villages

where they receive the care and nurturing they need to grow up as productive citizens of their country. Today, Watoto impacts the lives of more than 2,500 children who have been orphaned and abandoned. Watoto’s purpose is to rescue the vulnerable and raise them up to be leaders, so they can rebuild their nation. For this to become an ongoing reality, Watoto relies on the support of Canadians to sponsor a life and impact their future. Living Hope is a Watoto program that has transformed the lives of women in Kampala and war-torn Gulu, Northern Uganda. The target groups are

HIV positive single women, returnees from abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army, and teenage mothers. The goal of Living Hope is to restore dignity to vulnerable women. The 2012 Canadian Tour features fair trade items for purchase that are made by women in the Living Hope program. See the choir for free on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Lambrick Park Church, 1780 Feltham Rd, or at 6:30 p.m. at the Colwood Pentecostal Church, 2250 Sooke Rd. For more information, or to make a donation, go to www.watoto.com or call 1-888-9-WATOTO. llavin@vicnews.com

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The Watoto Children’s Choir helps support Watoto Villages for HIV/ AIDS orphans and Living Hope, a program for vulnerable women in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda.

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Langham Theatre goes topless

Auditions for 1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible by James McLure will be held at Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Court, on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 from 1-4 p.m. Production dates are April 25 to May 12. Two plays by James McLure: Laundry and Bourbon is the story of three small-town women who love to gossip. Lone Star is about a man who loves his country, his wife and his 1959 pink Thunderbird convertible. There are roles for three men and three women ranging in age from 20s to early 30s. No audition bookings necessary. Scripts available for sign out during office hours. Call 250-384-2142 or go to langhamtheatre.ca.

Peninsula Players celebrate 60 years

Auditions for Peninsula Players’ How The Other Half Loves are on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney. The Players’ 60th anniversary season continues with Alan Aykbourn’s How The Other Half Loves. Cast requirements include three women (20-40), three men (20-40), a stage manager and producer. Performance dates are May 18-20 and May 25-27. For more information, contact Sid Clarke at 250-656-8975. Read a synopsis of How The Other Half Loves at peninsulaplayers.bc.ca.

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Rash of suspicious fires worries Sooke fire chief Pirjo Raits News staff

and a office chair was set on fire inside the washroom at the skateboard park. And then there was the fire which destroyed a home on Rhodonite Drive in October, and a tree on the old golf course property which was set on fire four times. “Whether they’re linked, I don’t know,” the fire chief said. Sorensen said it was important for residents to ensure that they do not store combustible

materials around their homes, as this could be an invitation to a fire bug. He said recyclable materials should be placed out on the morning of a pick up and not left out over night. “Out of sight, out of mind,” he said. He asked residents to watch out for suspicious activity and if they had any such unreported incidents to contact the fire department so they can help build a pattern.

Five fires, which Sooke fire Chief Steve Sorensen terms “suspicious” have been set in the Sooke area over the past six months. Sorensen wouldn’t go so far as to say there could be a serial arsonist at work, but he said someone or more than one person is setting fires. “They have been suspicious in nature,” Sorensen said. Most recently, a fire consumed a mobile home on Feb. 4, where a father, son and two dogs escaped unharmed. That incident is in the hands of the RCMP. Sorensen said there was another unoccupied mobile home in NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING the same park that had The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by a fire set around it, but means of proposed Bylaw No. 1380. All persons who believe that their interest in the fire had gone out. property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be A passerby noticed heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw that a fire was set to at a Public Hearing. Please be advised that no representations may be received by the vapor barrier and Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, there was some vanwhether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. dalism inside the new Meeting Date Monday, 20 February 2012 Toronto Dominion Meeting Time 7 pm Bank on Sooke Road Meeting Place City Hall Council Chambers, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream on Jan. 7. Avenue In November 2011 a Subject Property 1102 Donna Avenue; 2753, 2756, 2757, 2763, 2764, 2768, fifth-wheel on Kaltasin 2769, 2774, 2775, 2780, 2781, 2787, and 2793 Leigh Road Road was lit on fire File Z11-0031 Bylaw Number: 1380

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The airport is embarking on a $8 million to $10 million project to resurface its main runway. The asphalt, similar to the material used to build roads, needs to be resurfaced every 20 to 30 years, airport authority CEO Geoff Dickson said. It was last resurfaced in 1979. The airport authority hopes to complete the resurfacing without boosting the $10 airport improvement fee. “We’re looking at resurfacing of the runway in 2013 or 2014. We have a regular paving process we do for the runways to maintain their condition. It’s the most important thing we do for maintaining the airport.” The airport also hopes to extend the main runway, which could open opportunities for flights to and from Asia and Europe.

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ately, with View Royal and Colwood adding their endorsement in 2011. The first two grants of $500 were issued in January to Pacific Family Services for an after-school drop-in and a new program for youth at risk at Pacific Secondary.

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The West Shore RCMP’s community policing advisory committee (CPAC) kicked off the new year with a new initiative that pays dividends to deserving groups in need of funding. CPAC was originally formed to provide a forum for local municipalities and various community groups and organizations served by the West Shore RCMP detachment to discuss policing procedures, address public concerns, and exchange information aimed at increasing public safety In late 2010, former community policing head Cpl. Scott Hilderley approached the participating municipalities about building a fund using a small percentage of the revenue the detachment collects to fund initiatives that would make a positive impact in the community. Langford signed on immedi-

“This is great news for groups that assist people in our community in many different ways.” –Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz West Shore RCMP Island Sexual Health received a $500 grant for the Belmont Health Clinic, and the Juan de Fuca 55+ Senior Citizens Association received $500 for a HAM radio to augment emergency preparedness capabilities. West Shore RCMP Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz said Langford, Colwood and View Royal deserve credit for making the funding available to CPAC. “This is great news for groups that assist people in our community in many different ways,”

said Rochlitz, head of the community policing section. View Royal’s CPAC representative, Coun. Heidi Rast, said it’s good to see municipalities supporting an advisory committee such as CPAC, which enables grants to worthy groups that make a significant positive difference on the West Shore. “It’s nice being involved in a non-political group that has a sense of empowerment,” said Rast, who sits on the CPAC grant sub-committee. Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak, a former CPAC member, said she fully supports the new CPAC initiative. “I like the diversity of people and range of ages that are benefitting from the grants,” said Szpak, chair of Langford’s protective services committee. “The committee has done a great job of identifying organizations that will use the funding to make a positive impact in their community.” The next call for proposals ends Feb. 29. Contact Rochlitz at 250-474-2664 for more information on CPAC grant funding. Rick.Stiebel@rcmp-grc.gc.ca —Rick Stiebel is the LangfordRCMP community liaison.


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Coaches step up for B.C. Games Ringette coach Laura Watson goes over the Xs and Os with a ringette player from the Lower Mainland. Watson is a technical director with Coaches B.C. who will be involved with the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon later this month. Submitted photo

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oaches are often the unsung heroes of athletic success. When gold-medal athletes stand on podiums, their coaches often hide in the wings. However, without fail, athletes credit their coaches ahead of anyone else. Coaches lead and inspire athletes from com-

munity programs to the Olympic and Paralympic podiums. This month’s B.C. Winter Games in Vernon, Feb. 23 to 26, is a major springboard for coaches and athletes alike to move up to the Canada Games. “A coach’s preparation for the B.C. Games, or any other competitive environment, is just as important as an athlete’s preparation,” said Coaches B.C. executive director Gord May. Coaches B.C. is the provincial organization responsible for coaching education programs and the ongoing support and development of coaches. Every coach at the Games is certified

Sr. Girls basketball - The girls defeated Reynolds in an exciting overtime league game this past week. They play Reynolds Tuesday in an elimination playoff game. Sr. Boys basketball - In league action last week, the Bulldogs first defeated Reynolds 81-51. Jordan Fenn poured in 28 points for Belmont and Gerry Dandan added 19. The boys lost an overtime contest 76-71 to Claremont. The Bulldogs rounded off the week with a victory against Lambrick. Jr. Girls basketball The junior girls opened the week with a decisive win against Glenlyon Norfolk. Chrissy Szirmay paced Belmont with 18 points and Vienna Nguyen added 10. Marcy Fairbairn also played well and pulled down 18 rebounds. The team then turned in an impressive defensive effort against Oak Bay Bays, but came up on the short end of a 22-20 score, as they struggled to put the ball in the hoop. Jr. Boys basketball - The junior boys are participating in the city playoffs this week. —by Cindy Cullen and Kevin Brown

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through the National Coaching Certification Program. “Every successful athlete has been trained by someone who has taken the time to learn about the technical aspects of their sport and how to prepare their athletes both mentally and physically,” May said. Many of the 65 provincial sport organizations involved in the B.C. Winter and Summer Games utilize the Games as an opportunity for coach mentorship and training. Karate B.C. developed a junior coach mentorship program as part of the B.C. Winter Games where youth coaches have the opportunity to work with a certified adult coach. Six junior coaches, aged 15 to 18 years old, will be part of the 2012 B.C. Winter Games. “The B.C. Games is an ideal way of furthering (development of) our young athletes into future coaches,” said Fernando Correia, the Duncan-based provincial advisor for Karate B.C. “I know our junior coaches are looking forward to attending the Winter Games and to develop under the tutelage of some of Karate B.C.’s best coaches.” Another successful mentorship program developed by the B.C. Games Society, Coaches B.C. and Promotion Plus, supports the education of female coaches. For Laura Watson, technical director with Coaches B.C. and ringette coach, this has been a terrific opportunity for both her and her apprentice coach. “The B.C. Games experience that we have for our apprentice coach is absolutely the best experience that we could ever offer someone.” A total of 232 head coaches and assistant coaches will lead 1,148 athletes at the 2012 B.C. Winter Games. More online at BCgames.org.

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Hilary Graham of the Camosun Chargers reels after spiking a ball during a PacWest volleyball game at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence. Graham was last week’s PacWest player of the week.

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and contributed Va n c o u v e r with 45 kills, Island Marieight serving ners (20-2) in aces and one Nanaimo. Win block, a total of or lose, the 54 points. Chargers are The Chargers locked into fifth men’s volleyball spot, though the Hilary team, meanIsland rivalry Graham while, is still in will be a good test for both teams as danger of losing out on they ready for provin- the sixth and final playoff spot in the PacWest cials. From a recent spate standings. It’s a big test for the of injuries came a bright light, with Hilary Chargers, who likely Graham switching out need at least one of position and being win agianst the No. 1 named volleyball player ranked V.I.U. Mariners. of the week for the But it was only the season before last that the PacWest conference. Against the Douglas Chargers won provinCollege Royals on Feb. cials as the fifth place 3 and 4, Graham, played team in the standings. sports@vicnews.com the left and right sides

Ian Bridge will return as coach of the Victoria Highlanders FC men’s team. Bridge led the Highlanders to their first ever playoff berth in the PDL in 2011, his second season as coach.

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Chargers playoff bound Playoffs don’t come easy, and despite dropping their final two home games of the season, the Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team are in the post-season. The University of Fraser Valley Cascades defeated the Chargers by a score of 3-2 on Saturday and Sunday at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence. The Chargers have already qualified for the playoffs, which are Feb. 23 to 25 at Douglas College in New Westminster. This weekend the Chargers (8-13) close out the regular season against the first-place

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Greater Victoria athletes, coaches and volunteers participating in 2012 B.C. Winter Games, Feb. 23-26 in Greater Vernon Willner, Rosa Willner, Coleman

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Victoria rinks thrice shy at B.C. men’s curling championship

Members of the Victoria Curling Club can hold their heads high, as the club sent three teams to the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Provincial championships in Parksville last week. The Neil Dangerfield, Jody Epp and Jay Tuson rinks all represented Victoria, but none were able to crack the final four. Parksville’s Jim Cotter rink defeated New Westminster’s Brent Pierce in Sunday’s final.

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PacWest collegiate standings Women’s 1 V.I.U. 2 UNBC 3 Capilano 4 Quest 5 Camosun 6 Kwantlen 7 Langara 8 Douglas 9 CBC

GP W L PF:PA 14 13 1 1085:648 14 13 1 1178:788 14 11 3 1093:843 14 9 5 941:821 14 6 8 911:820 15 6 9 936:985 15 5 10 803:929 15 2 13 722:1073 15 0 15 676:1438

Pts 26 26 22 18 12 12 10 4 0

Men’s 1 V.I.U. 2 UNBC 3 Langara 4 Camosun 5 Capilano 6 Douglas 7 Kwantlen 8 Quest 9 CBC

GP W L PF:PA 14 13 1 1206:989 14 11 3 1239:965 15 10 5 1244:1107 14 9 5 1101:1116 13 7 6 1047:1021 15 6 9 1121:1170 15 6 9 1165:1261 14 1 13 1015:1219 14 1 13 1017:1307

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PacWest collegiate standings Women’s 1 V.I.U. 2 Fraser Valley 3 Capilano 4 CBC 5 Camosun 6 Douglas 7 Rockies

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C&E ROAD Builders is seeking an experienced driller blaster. Minimum 5 years experience. Please fax resume 250-956-4888 or email employment@lemare.ca.

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Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic

THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking Forestry Engineers to assist in road and cutback design. For those that display the qualities we desire we will provide remuneration that is above industry standard. Send resumes to the Planning Manager at (250)956-4888 or email vstarrakor@lemare.ca.

Required F/T for a metal recycling facility in Burnaby. Must have inter-provincial Red Seal.

• Competitive Wage • Excellent Benefits Package • Pension Plan • Life Insurance • Profit Sharing & More

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TRADES, TECHNICAL JOURNEYMAN HEAVY duty mechanic – required at HMI Industries, a growing metal recycling company based in Red Deer. Please fax resumes to 403.346.3953, or email: resumes@hazco.com

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Summer Intern

Black Press – Victoria Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Victoria-based community newspapers. The job term runs for 13 weeks from June through to the end of August. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driver’s licence and car is mandatory.

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This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong work ethic and a passion for journalism.

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by Feb. 29, 2012 to:

www.blackpress.ca

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

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DIGITAL PHOTO retouch, editing, add/remove objects/people. Tribute posters, home movies to CD/DVD. 250-4753332. www.cwpics.com

HOUSES FOR SALE

PETS PETS JUVENILE MALE Boxer. Not neutered. High energy adult dog. Very handsome! Asking $400. Call 250-361-0052.

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SUITES, LOWER BRENTWOODBRIGHT, quiet, 1 bdrm garden suite, priv entrance, W/D. NS/NP. $850 inclds inter-net & phone. (250)652-6264.

Call: 1-250-616-9053

CORDOVA BAY- 2 bdrms, W/D, hydro incld. Avail Mar 1. $945/mo. (250)658-4760.

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ESQ/GORGE, BRIGHT spacious, 2 bdrm grd level, on bus route, laundry, lrg fenced yard, N/S, N/P. $1100 mo incls all utils. Avail now. 250-384-5466

COOK ST Village area. 1bdrm, hardwood floors. Heat, hot water, storage, parking incl $795 ns or pets. 250-595-5162

GORDON HEAD- (close to Uvic) 2 bdrm, W/D, hydro, water incld. N/S. $1000. Avail Mar 1, Apr 1. (250)477-3434.

FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $875/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. 250-370-2226 to view.

LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, yard, 4 appls, water incl, shared laundry, $1100 + utils. NS/NP. Mar 1. (250)881-2283 NEAR BEAR Mtn- bright, spacious 2 bdrm, views, 5 appls, separate laundry, F/P, patio, yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes utilities. (250)391-8817.

CORDOVA BAY (near Matticks Farm/Golf). Appraised at $615,000. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, water view, clean, good condition, recent upgrades, (suite $800). Quick sale, realtor protected. (Open House): Sat & Sun, 2pm-4pm. 5177 Lochside Drive. Call 778-432-0776. Email: fadadu@hotmail.com

SIDNEY, BRIGHT 1 bdrm + den, above grd suite, new carpet, priv patio, all incl’d but cable/internet, N/P, N/S, $1050 mo. Call 250-880-1414. SIDNEY WATERFRONT- 1 bdrm. $1000 inclusive. Refs. NP/NS. (250)656-4003. SOOKE/METCHOSIN, furn’d, open concept, utils/TV/internet incl’d, $950 mo, 250-642-5859 VICTORIA DT new 2 bdrm 5 apls prvt yard 1 pet Ref’s N/S Mar 1 $1485. 250-383-8800

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

TOWNHOUSES

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SIDNEY: NEW, 3 bdrm + den, laundry, NS/NP, $1700. Avail Apr. 1. Call 250-217-4060.

ROCKLAND APT, lrg 1 bdrm, incls heat/hot water, $750, (immed) 250-370-2226 to view

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ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large bach, $570 mo, incls heat & hot water. Avail Feb. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

SIDNEY- 3 bdrm (behind Thrifty’s) 1 bath. Reno’d. NS/NP. $1375+(250)656-4003

VALUABLE LADIES Swiss watch, under guarantee, $70 obo. Call 250-590-2430.

SOOKE, 3 bdrm, 4-plex, $750 mo, on bus route, nice deck, yard. Call 250-478-2450.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

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

SIDNEY: FURNISHED Deluxe suite, newer. Walk to ocean & town. All incl. 250-656-8080.

DRY FIR Firewood, honest cords $240/half cords $130, split & delivered 250-744-0795

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SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to elem & sec schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1900 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146.

BUYING - RENTINGSELLING Call us today to place your classified ad 250.388.3535

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

SOOKE. BEAUTIFUL New Townhouse for rent. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appliances. Garage & Driveway. 10 min walk to town core, on bus route. Private, cozy backyard. Small pets considered. $1350/mth, incl. garbage. Ph. 250-642-4952 or 250-8800110.

TRANSPORTATION

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RECLINING SOFA, quality green fabric, good condition, $60 obo. (250)477-5534.

The student is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools.

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

STEEL OF a deal - Building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

FRIENDLY FRANK

Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset.

Kevin Laird Editorial Director-Greater Victoria Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: klaird@blackpress.ca

STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.

METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

REAL ESTATE

EDUCATION/TUTORING .com

LOGGING TRUCK DRIVER’S NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for Interior and Vancouver Island for well established Company (Kurt Leroy Trucking Ltd). Full time for 12 months. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 250-287-9914. NO PHONE CALLS!!!!

HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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INCOME OPPORTUNITY THE LEMARE GROUP has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. This is a permanent fulltime position located in Port McNeill. The position requires organization, accuracy and multitasking. Must be friendly, energetic and proficient with switchboards/computers. Full benefit package. Fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

PERSONAL SERVICES

SOINTULA, (N. Island) ocean front/view suites/all inclusive. Weekly, monthly, $200 week. (250)230-6722

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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MASONRY & BRICKWORK

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CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141.

CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920.

OVERGROWN GARDEN? Cleanups. Pruning roses, fruit tree, hedges. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

CHIMNEY SERVICES JKG ROOF. Chimney, Clean, De-moss, Repairs, New, Gutters, Flashing. 250-588-3744.

CLEANING SERVICES #1 CAREBEAR CLEANING. Earth friendly products. House, office & rental. Senior discount. $25hr. 250-217-5507 ANNA’S CARPET CLEANING Truck Mount, Bonded, Insured Best Price! 250-886-9492. CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

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AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

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HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. lalondejeff62@yahoo.ca

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Former premier Vander Zalm defamed Ted Hughes, jury finds

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Ted Hughes has won his civil suit against former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm. A jury has ruled that passages within Vander Zalm’s memoirs are defamatory to B.C.’s former conflict of interest commissioner. “I’m very gratified with the attention and the care that the jury gave to the matter,” said Hughes, reached by phone Friday morning. “I’ve been in the justice system for over 60 years. This is the first experience that I’ve had seeing it operate from the other side and I’m obviously very pleased and satisfied with the outcome.” The nine-day hearing at the Vancouver Law Courts wrapped up Thursday.

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Vander Zalm published Bill Vander Zalm For the People in 2008. Hughes filed his civil suit with the Supreme Court in late 2010. In response to the jury’s verdict, Vander Zalm complained to other media that Hughes didn’t sue him until seeing his fight-the-HST campaign on a television program. Hughes, however, defended his timing. “What (Vander Zalm) doesn’t say, which came clearly out in court, that on the TV program with respect to the HST, his book was prominently featured as available on that program,” said Hughes. “It was there for the public to know it could be purchased, containing what the court has now found to be defamatory remarks about me.” In his statement of claim,

Hughes charges “the defendant falsely and maliciously published … (statements that were) understood to mean that the plaintiff was self-interested, biased and politically partisan in conducting the Fantasy Gardens Inquiry.” In his filed response, Vander Zalm argued “all of the comments would be understood by a reasonable person as comments and not imputations of fact.” The jury, however, disagreed. The defamatory passages refer back to an inquiry Hughes conducted in 1991. It concluded that Vander Zalm, as premier, had violated conflict-of-interest guidelines and it led to his immediate resignation. The jury recommended Vander Zalm pay $60,000 in damages to Hughes.

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Saanich councillor Dean Murdock is pushing to make rooftop gardens much more commonplace in the municipality. Murdock was expected on Monday to ask for support on a recommendation to have green roofs become part of the development guidelines for multifamily residential and commercial projects. “There are a number of

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benefits to it. Obviously the food security aspect of providing some growing space in an urban environment … where you’ve got a lot of concrete or asphalt,” Murdock said. “Green roofs are also great for capturing and retaining stormwater and retaining hot and cold air, helping to reduce the energy consumption of the building.” A green roof can be either intensive (a thicker layer of soil to grow plants and vegetables)

or extensive (a thin layer of soil to grow grass or light vegetation). He doesn’t want to see rooftop plots as a mandatory building element. Rather, he’d like to see them suggested to developers as a sustainable amenity. “My hope is that this will encourage the idea that this is something that would be a benefit in Saanich, and support our values of food security and environmental stewardship,” Murdock said.

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