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EDITOR’S NOTE

Bylaw enfarcement no joke he City of Victoria got a taste of its own medicine this weekend when the inauguration ceremony of the new plaza on Pandora Green saw a group of “Bylaw Enfarcement Officers” ticket city officials and community DANIELLE members who were lazing POPE around on the green, enjoying news@ the day. mondaymag.com The celebration, which happened Saturday, Sept. 10, involved a key address from Mayor Dean Fortin on the initiative of beautifying Pandora’s historically tough neighbourhood. During his address, the eight officers swarmed the crowd to hand out mock tickets, which explained sitting down to rest and placing belongings on the ground violated city bylaws — bylaws that anti-poverty activists say have been used to intimidate and persecute the street-involved community. Fortin himself received a ticket, but then handed it back to the officers. “I didn’t want them to waste paper,” says Fortin on his move. “The activists were raising legitimate concern for all of us, and it’s been a really important issue we’ve worked hard to recognize ... I think these changes will make [the Green] safer for everyone. We’ve moved them [homeless people] off the boulevard and onto the sidewalk which is 20 feet away, and is safer.” Jody Franklin, one of the enfarcement officers, says there were few street people involved in the celebration, though many people were responsive to the group’s satirical skit. “We can not solve the crisis of homelessness by chasing people into dark alleys and side streets,” says Franklin. “Our community needs affordable housing and harm reduction services, not more police harassment ... If anything, our action sparked conversations that needed to happen that day.” In October 2010, the city passed a bylaw to prohibit people from standing, sitting, squatting or kneeling on any boulevard or median, including Pandora Green. Another recent bylaw allows police to confiscate homeless people’s belongings when they are placed on the ground. This year the city committed $510,000 to install sprinklers, hard benches and concrete, which activists say are intended to discourage people from resting in the area. “The $510,000 invested to ‘beautify’ Pandora Green could have been used to eradicate poverty and homelessness,” said Jesse Howardson, one of the activists involved. “Advocacy, social services, harm reduction and health services are all underfunded. Street-involved people are still using Pandora Green, and will continue to do so until we put real solutions to poverty and homelessness into place.”

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tion of Community Gaming Grants, to be specific. The review, being conducted by Skip Triplett, has been funded by the provincial government in an effort to examine the impact recent funding cuts have had on various arts communities. In particular, through cuts to Gaming Grants. In Victoria, the ProArt Alliance — an 18-member organization made up of galleries, theatres, music groups and film societies — gathered last Thursday, Sept. 8, to make their plea for improved funding. “All groups have been cut since we lost Gaming funding, and over $1 million has been lost to Victoria alone,” says Peter Sandmark, ProArt Alliance interim coordinator. “Our big demand right now is the reinstatement and increase of funding for arts groups aimed at adults, which are no longer eligible for grants.” Sandmark says he was impressed with the meeting the group had with Triplett, and hopes others will take the initiative to leave their comments before Friday’s deadline is up. For more, see communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca.

WE’RE NOT DUMB YET The buzz hasn’t quieted down over BC Hydro’s Smart Meters yet. After hundreds of B.C. residents sent letters to BC Hydro refusing to allow a Wireless Smart Meter to be placed on their home, BC Hydro is now replying to those letters stating that this refusal will be null and void unless there is a meeting between BC Hydro and the customer. Activists have supplied a legal non-consent form at citizensforsafetechnology.org/Alert-Reply-to-Hydro,25,1335. Meanwhile, outraged residents will gather on the lawn of Victoria’s legislature this Sunday, Sept. 18, between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. M

Brace yourself, Victoria ummer is beginning to ebb into fall, and while rental scooters are being packed away and out-of-town buskers are scurrying off with the sun-seeking tourists, Victoria’s arts community is practically bursting to let everyone know what excitement it has for the upcoming season. At a special preview last week that brought most of our local art czars under one roof, the delicate layers of each event was dropped on an eager audience with GRANT all the delicious anticipation of a Cheesecake Girls’ MCKENZIE burlesque show. And while Monday will deliver the full scoop in our editor@ annual you’ll-burst-into-big-soppy-tears-if-you-miss-it mondaymag.com Fall Guide next week, there were several nuggets that jumped out as mark-it-on-the-calendar-now events. First up is National Ballet of Canada (Sept. 27 and 28) complete with a red-carpet gala at the Empress on opening night with Karen Kain in attendance. And if you’ve always wondered what the fuss is and want to experience dance at its finest, Dance Victoria has a block of 50 seats for each performance that it is selling for only $25 each. Now that’s a deal. Not to be outdone, Ballet Victoria has a great lineup planned, too, but the one that sticks out for me is Ballet Rocks - From Bach to Pink Floyd (Oct. 7, 8 and 9). With a live orchestra, this definitely looks like one not to miss. Theatre lovers are in for a treat as Belfry Theatre kicks off its season with the English language premiere of the hit French Canadian play And Slowly Beauty ... (Sept. 20 to Oct. 23). That is followed by one of my favourite backstage comedies, Jitters (Nov. 15 to Dec. 18). And leaping ahead to March, poet Shane Koyczen is sure to heat up the annual SPARK festival. Langham Court, at 83 years young, goes for tenderly funny with The Melville Boys (Sept. 29 to Oct. 15) followed by dramatic suspense in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Nov. 17 to Dec. 3). Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, which blew us away over the summer with its powerful but too-short season, is sadly sliding It’s A Wonderful Life back into the wings to make way for the original Lux Radio version of the Christmas classic Miracle On 34th Street. But before that ol’ chestnut warmer hits, Blue Bridge is bringing back the multi-talented Zachary Stevenson (Fire) for Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story (Nov. 15 and 16). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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CONTENTS VOL. 37, NO. 37 Sept. 15-21, 2011

NEWS & VIEWS

MONDAY LIFE

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THE WEEK

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SUDOKU & STR8TS

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REPORT CARD

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GEORGIA NICOLS HOROSCOPE

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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LETTERS

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KIERAN REPORT

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CITY WATCHDOG

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CITYSOMETHING Fathead and Michael Ondaatje

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FESTIVALS Movies with a latin twist; Feast of Fields

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GADGETS New MacBook Air is sleek, light and powerful

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FILM & LIBATION The Whistleblower examines postwar Bosnia

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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LEST WE FORGET

When Ray Travers first heard the wartime memorial trees at Vic High had been cut down back in March, he was devastated. Travers, now 69, lost both his grandfathers in the First World War and watched the grief affect his parents for years.

At-risk youth learn how to stand on their own with help from Mitchell House — a youth transition facility designed to prevent atrisk boys from falling through the cracks.

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Re: Green Crows, Sept. 1 - 7 What a great story! I've always hoped to read more about people who live this way. Although some may have behavioural foibles, they seem to go about their daily bottle-collecting with such determination. If we put that kind of productive effort into our day, the output would be huge. They know what they want and create it daily, and ask nothing from society. How many of us could say that about our lives? Is their drive and determination any different than the striving of our “captains” of industry? Could a CEO even keep up with these people? These people deserve our respect, not our scorn. NEIL TURLEY, SAANICH

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lessness or extremes between rich and poor that dogged the 19th and early 20th century, the way to go is a flat income tax of maybe 20 per cent — 10 per cent provincial and 10 per cent federal — and moderate sales tax with fewer exemptions. ANDRE MOLLON, LANGFORD, BC

Sleaze must go

No green in binning I fail to see the "Green" in binning in the name of a daily $80 crack addiction. This young man is in need of some other help. I am not talking about a handout or even a hand-up. Or even a LifeRing. As an addict

once informed me: "Dont feel sorry for me, I choose this life." Only the addict must want to change. DESI SLOAN, VICTORIA

Flat tax If the government wants the economy to thrive without the reck-

For the record, I am a card-carrying member of the NDP, and have been since 1969. Lately, the party has made some questionable choices that I find distasteful. We've got serious problems, and we need serious people if we are to become a better party. If this party is to truly evolve, it needs the right people at the helm. The rhetoric and sleaze of late, must go. WILLIAM PERRY, VICTORIA

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Michael Ondaatje Tuesday September 20 Giller Prize winner Michael Ondaatje returns to Victoria to talk about his new novel The Cat’s Table, one of the most anticipated books of the year.

7:30 pm at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, tickets $10, available at Bolen Books.

Coming up at Bolen Books Louise Penny Saturday, September 24, 7 pm Prize-winning Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny talks about her new book featuring Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, A Trick of the Light, set against the backdrop of the Montreal art world.

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Monday October 3, 7 pm Bolen Books’ own Robert J Wiersema, author of the national bestsellers Before I Wake and Bedtime Story will talk about Walk Like A Man, his first piece of book-length non-fiction, a unique blend of biography, music criticism and personal memoir.

Lynn Coady & Douglas Gibson Wednesday October 19, 7 pm Two of Canada’s best! Lynn Coady will talk about her new Giller longlisted new novel The Antagonist, an account of a life stolen for art, and the attempt to regain it. Douglas Gibson will talk about Stories about Storytellers, an account of his career as one of Canada’s foremost editors, including chapters on Jack Hodgins, Alice Munro, and Alistair MacLeod, among others!

Ami Mckay & Roberta Rich Monday November 7, 7 pm A powerhouse evening. Ami McKay, author of The Birth House, will talk about her long-awaited new novel The Virgin Cure, one of the best reads of the fall season, and Roberta Rich will talk about her debut novel The Midwife of Venice. The above events are free, at Bolen Books in Hillside Centre. Please call 250-595-4232

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KIERAN REPORT

Province needs to admit mistake and fix it f the strong voices of our local municipal and regional leaders are any example, it must be clear to Victoria that BC Ferries CEO David Hahn cannot be permitted to BRIAN continue running the KIERAN quasi-privatized corbkieran@ poration by bluff and mondaymag.com by gambit. The leaders of all the coastal regional districts met recently in Nanaimo to begin charting a strategy to restructure BCF based on the premise that Hahn’s semi-privatized ship of state is “deeply flawed” with an agenda that is having a “devastating” effect on local economies. Earlier this year, in a game of corporate poker that a shorter-leashed Crown CEO would never dare to play, the Million Dollar Man announced that ferry fares should increase 50 per cent on some minor routes and more than double on northern routes. The government winced. Nevertheless, Ferry Commissioner Martin Crilly signed off on increases between 2012 and 2016 that will drive fares up by almost 18 per cent on major routes and 38 per cent on minor routes. Then Hahn dropped another wild card asking the provincial government for permission to cut 400 sailings a year from its

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major routes. The government is still mull- that “a focus on the profitability ... of the ing that one over. ferry operator exclusively could be at the This game of blind man’s bluff is no way expense of the public service mandate of to run a ferry system and the government the ferry system.” knows it. Obviously, the BCF Board needs fewer I believe there is a dawning awareness self-indulgent insiders and more public that it was a mistake in 2003 to transform voices. That’s why our frustrated local govBCF from a taxpayer-supported Crown ernment leaders have asked to be reprecorporation into BC Ferries Services Inc. sented on the BCF Board of Directors. The idea was to create an This proposal comes just entity that could attract weeks before the annual Obviously, private sector investment Union of BC Municipalities and adopt a commercial (UBCM) convention in the BCF Board approach to service delivVancouver (Sept. 26-30). needs fewer ery. However, the corpoThis municipal summit is self-indulgent ration is controlled by the attended by every member BC Ferry Authority which of the legislature and is a insiders and holds the single common political pressure cooker more public voting share of the comwithin which there is no voices pany. wiggle room to escape Two years ago, steamy issues. Comptroller General Cheryl Going into this convenWenezenki-Yolland submitted a Review of tion, the coastal community leaders are Transportation Governance Models that also asking that the ferry system be treated found fault with the quasi-privatization as part of the province’s highway system. and called for improvements to “ensure In fact, one UBCM resolution from Port strong oversight and accountability.” Clements in the Haida Gwaii calls on the Wenezenki-Yolland said oversight and provincial government “to recognize our accountability were inadequate “because coastal ferry services as essential extensions Authority members have also appoint- of our provincial public highway system.” ed themselves as Directors on the BCF It’s a tough subject to dodge since the Board.” transportation ministry continues to oper“Consequently, the Board approved ate free, taxpayer-subsidized ferries crossexcessive compensation plans for both ing the Kootenay and Arrow lakes. themselves and the BCF executives without Another tough subject to dodge will be proper accountability.” why the provincial government continues The Comptroller General also suggested to allow itself to be bullied on this file. M

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A Bridges for Women founder for helping abused women get on their feet. REBECCA HIEBERT, Saanich

Denise Savoie does a good job of representing the welfare of the community. NICK BOAKE, Victoria

It should be someone who goes above and beyond to make a difference. FRANCIE SOMERS, Cowichan Valley

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line of land-use controversies in the JDF area. In 2007, then Minister of Forests Rich Coleman released Tree Farm Licence lands into private hands, a decision which needs no criticism here. Soon after, The Shores and Wildwood Terrace subdivisions were well on their way despite being illegal under the existing CRD bylaw (later amended to accommodate the two projects), with another subdivision recently hived off of Wildwood. Going back to 2003, the Sooke Potholes were purchased by The Land Conservancy in order to prevent development along the Sooke River. These are just the highlights of a decade of environmental activists fighting development in the Capital’s own wild west. Smaller projects that received local and regional attention — not to mention those that didn’t — are too many to list. When developments that double the size of an entire community can happen literally by accident, when every six months the outrage of those opposed to urban sprawl must be pointed at something new, this is evidence of a deeper problem. Until the focus shifts from individuals to the structures that allow development without a broader vision for the region, people will continue to fight over the fate of Jordan River. M

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or three days, the walls of the CRD’s Land Use Committee A hearing were rattling with opposition to Ender Ilkay’s proposed development along the Juan De Fuca trail. Representatives from the Jordan River and Otter Point/Shirley residents associations, local indigenous representatives, anti-poverty groups, SIMON environmentalists of varying levels of NATTRASS organization, and too many more to list snattrass@ showed up last week for the marathon mondaymag.com meeting. The result? Only five voted for, while 200 voted against. I won’t get into too many details here. LUC-A director Mike Hicks has publicly renounced his support for the project, and local media has declared it dead in the water; anyone wishing to learn more can take a cursory glance at the headlines. But while basking in the glow of a fight well fought, I am nonetheless forced to stand back and place this victory in context. Indeed, I must take this opportunity to highlight the cloud that is parked square in front of this silver lining. A proposal for 260 vacation homes was the latest in a

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“All of this matters, but some people need to be reminded of that,” says Travers, who has a background in forestry. “There’s no perfect tree, but the hen Ray Travers first heard the Garry oak is indigenous to the area, and it’s hardy wartime memorial trees at Vic High in our climate and soil. We’re coming up on the had been cut down back in March, 100-year anniversary of WWI, and we have to think he was devastated. Travers, now long-term here, at least 200 years … these trees are 69, lost both his grandfathers in the meant to act as memorials of hope, not ones that will First World War and watched the grief affect his par- have to be removed again.” ents for years. He keeps othSeamus Howley, direcer figures close to his heart, tor of facilities with Greater too, like the fact that 82 Vic Victoria School District, High students and three says he’s disappointed that school staff were taken by so much energy is being the war. spent arguing over the So, to Travers, the act of choice of tree, and wants to replacing the trees — someemphasize that the importhing that Vic High agreed tant point is that the school to soon after the removal has agreed to act quickly to — isn’t the only responsibilresurrect the memorial. ity the school holds: it’s also “Based on the arbour imperative to choose the report, the trees had to be right tree. When it comes removed … I can’t stress to right, however, Travers enough how unfortunate it and Vic High are growing in is we’re spending this kind separate directions. of time over what kind of “The trees in the Roads tree we should have there,” of Remembrance we see he says. “I respectfully sugacross Canada hold three gest this is just another purposes,” says Travers, man’s opinion, and what a member of the Western should be noted is that we Front Association, a memoare going to replace and rial organization dedicated rededicate the trees.” to the First World War. “To Howley says the school DANIELLE POPE show the victory of life over Ray Travers, 69, says choosing the right board is choosing the death, to illustrate the sym- memorial tree is imperative for those lost. columnar red maple based bolism of soldiers marchon its obvious symbolism ing together and to act as a with the Canadian flag, place families can come to mourn their losses.” colourful aesthetics, growth rate and life expectanThose roads, which can be seen at locations cy. While Howley cites that expectancy as 150 years, across the country, have traditionally used a variety Travers argues that is an exaggeration, based on the of tree species either symbolic or native to the area. previous maples only lasting 94 years. Howley, howElms were a popular choice after the turn of the ever, emphasizes that this choice — and the ongoing century, but their susceptibility to Dutch elm disease maintenance of the trees — will be up to the school. wiped out many memorial strips across Canada. Currently, the replacement ceremony is scheduled The 14 silver maple trees at Vic High were planted for Nov. 10, and the trees have been ordered from a in 1917. Over 2,500 people attended the dedication Vancouver nursery. ceremony, and the trees remained in place until the Travers and Western Front Association met with high school was undergoing construction to imple- the Vic High Alumni Association and the school ment a new technical facility. Due to reported age board on Monday, Sept. 12, in an effort to make and damage, the trees were removed. a final plea. The Western Front Association and Community members, including Travers and Travers himself has offered to contribute to a mainWestern Front Association, flooded School District tenance fund to promote the longevity of the trees. 61 with messages of concern and sadness over the Approximately half the board present was receptive removal. Vic High agreed to replace the trees in to Travers’ suggestions about Oaks, as were commua new location a few feet from the old memorial. nity members at the meeting. However, the school has chosen to replace the trees “My main concern is that nothing will happen, or with red maples — trees that Travers says are every it won’t happen in time,” says Travers. “They don’t bit as vulnerable as the silver version. Now, he is urg- get it, but choosing a fragile tree species is more ing the school to choose resilient trees that won’t risk costly and heartbreaking in the long run. The idea is future removal or disease: oaks — specifically, the ‘Lest We Forget,’ but I think we are forgetting about Victoria native Garry oak. who this is really for.” M news@mondaymag.com

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drugs and alcohol. It was one “eureka moment� he says that sent him to his old school counsellor, asking for help with the path back. The counsellor directed him to Mitchell House. Then there’s Brian, an 18-year-old First Nations man who has lived in 17 different foster homes over the past 10 years. He’s the newest to the house, and is starting his first year of joinery woodworking at Camosun. Matthew is 19. He was a ward of the ministry for most of his life. On his 19th birthday, the ministry stopped providing care, but Matthew’s foster parents allowed him to stay for two extra months. At the end of that reprieve, Matthew, a graduated cadet, was still without a place to live or a job, and struggling to get into college. A counsellor directed him to the house. Matt is also 19. He’s quiet and reserved, and his handsome complexion gives way to a wall of crossed arms, but he speaks with a strong voice. He says “hotel ribs and homeless shelters were my best buds� for a long time. One day, he’d had enough, packed up his shelter belongings and marched himself to the house.

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Right now, four of the boys in the circle are currently living in the house. Lee, the most senior member, has lived there since last September and wears his charm on his sleeve. At 18, Lee already spent three years of his life couch surfing and tenting in Beacon Hill Park. He moves with a dominant swagger, flirts with his smile and is proud to speak up. He dropped out of school at the height of his vagrant turmoil and spent his time with



 

   

Then, there’s the alumni. Al, 18, looks more like a hunky movie star than someone who’s been through transition housing. He’s tall and tan, wearing a polo shirt and a smile full of white teeth. He lived at the house over a year ago, but stayed for 18 months. Now he’s a lifeguard and lives in a place he nicknames “The Showhouse� with a group of older men. He hopes to become a personal trainer. Nigel, his brother, is 19 and left Mitchell House in 2009 after living there for half a year. Nigel has eyes as mischievous as Harry Potter. He’s now living on a boat in the Inner Harbour, and is currently fulfilling his dream to become a chef by apprenticing at one of the best-known hotels downtown. Finally, there are the future transitioners. John is 16, and still waiting for a spot in the house. Due to abuse at home, he fled and applied for his youth agreement with the ministry months ago. The ministry launched an investigation of his home, and John’s parent’s “passed.� Since they say they are welcoming John back home — which John says is not OK with him — the ministry has denied him funding. The next step, he says, is to try and find a job to afford rent, but with only a Grade 10 education and little work experience, he’s stuck with temporary housing in the meantime. In the three years that Kelly has worked at Mitchell House, he’s seen a turnover of about a dozen residents. In the 20 years the house has been serving the community, however, hundreds more faces have floated through its doors. Continued on page 10

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The facility, which formerly resided in Fairfield and moved to Oak Bay last year, is strictly for males. A Threshold Housing sister unit, known as Holly House, was founded in 1997 and is located in Vic West. It houses four girls at a time. In total, the two houses have served 400 residents since opening. Kelly says Holly House typically sees a quicker turnover in residents, perhaps due to greater challenges at-risk women face. This year though, Holly House was stable, while Mitchell House had an unusual turnover: three tenants in a row had to switch out. “We see the whole continuum of human frailty ... these boys have had no healthy adult role models to emulate, and so our goal isn’t just to house someone, but to create a long-term relationship,” says Mark Muldoon, executive director of Threshold Housing Society. “These are not what we call street-entrenched youth, but they still have no fixed address, and they are homeless.” It’s not just peer pressure, challenging grades and the stress of finding a roof that plagues these boys — stigma attaches itself wherever they go. “People will look at you and think you’re just lazy and that you don’t want to do anything, but it’s not like that,” says John. “I’ve been looking for a job for so long, I’ve put in a million resumes, but I’m still waiting. It’s those same people who won’t look at you, or frown at you if you have a mohawk or something, who wonder why you can’t get a job. It’s not that you can’t work with people. It’s that you don’t fit in.” Muldoon says that while it’s easy for us to make judgments about street youth, a much darker issue is lurking below the surface: invisible homelessness. This, along with the prejudice youth in this situation face, is what Muldoon calls a “shadow topic” — an issue too frightening for most people to confront and address. “Canada may very well hate children,” says Muldoon. “I know, this sounds shocking, but … this answers why we remain so unprepared for youth issues and put such little money into the system, and why childhood poverty remains a public disgrace to a country with such an abundance of resources.” Muldoon is far from alone in that sentiment. Currently, there is an estimated 65,000 homeless youth in Canada. According to a 2010 UNICEF study, one in six children lives in poverty in Canada, with aboriginal children facing poverty rates that are three times that of other children. On the mental side, about 1.1 million youths — or 15 per cent of Canadians under 20 — suffer from anxiety, depression and drug or alcohol dependency, but only one in five of those are treated for mental illness. And, more children in Canada are incarcerated or under child welfare protection than in most other industrialized countries. “Children are the most vulnerable group in our society. They are voiceless in government and in the criminal justice system,” says Muldoon. “There is no one to advocate for them, and society largely runs with adults, not youth … We haven’t got a plan in place to deal with youth homelessness.” Perhaps in an act of acknowledgement, last fall the federal government proposed a motion to declare Nov. 17 “National Youth Homelessness Awareness

Day.” Muldoon suggests the increase in childhood need is going up thanks to this increased awareness. “It is now 21 years since the UN passed its Convention on the Rights of the Child … kids are aware of their own rights like never before,” he says. “One aspect of this education is that youth have also been taught to be aware of abuse when it is happening to them and to avoid it. They are more keen to know when something in their family is harmful and may have the courage to leave home.” That could explain cases like John, where a 16-year-old is able to stand up to familial and governmental injustice. “Unfortunately, we’ve educated a generation at one level, but society hasn’t prepared itself for the consequences — namely, what to do with youth who leave home because they perceive it to be dangerous or very unhealthy,” says Muldoon.

EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN When the boys successfully leave the house, they are honoured with a quilt ceremony. The quilts are donated by elderly women in the community. Symbolically, Kelly says these quilts are meant to remind them there is a community to comfort them, even if in spirit. Lee will be the next benefactor. “Lee’s story is one of triumphant success. He’s had his challenges, but you wouldn’t know it. I call him a star player,” says Kelly. When Lee first arrived, Kelly can recall moments when Lee had outbursts of frustration, sometimes yelling in the kitchen or just moving with an edge. Over time, he calmed into the sanctuary of the house, became more at ease and made good friendships with the other boys who lived there. “He’s blossomed so much, creatively and emotionally, he’s in modest recovery from substance use and he’ll be a real one-year graduate of this program,” says Kelly. “I think he found the stability of the house was really useful for him. He seemed to find a way to work through a lot of that stuff that was deep inside.” Lee, just like the rest of the boys, has plenty of dreams to leap off from. For starters, he’s thinking about getting into massage therapy. “You come into these pitchforks in the road where you don’t really know what to do, but you just go forward,” says Lee. That effort of going forward despite it all is something Muldoon says we can all admire. “These people are our resources for the future. We never know which child will have the solution that no one has thought of before. They all have a treasure to give,” Muldoon says. “But what we do know is that a lot of their dreams are crushed by poverty and, when they get sucked into that world, that resource can be lost. It takes extreme courage and support to struggle back from that edge.” Lee says he’s been thankful to have a place to rely on, and to have the encouragement of his housemates, but he also says he’s felt a complete change in his own direction. “To go from walking around with my bag and tent on my back every day, taking showers at the gym and just surviving to, well, this,” he says, looking around the vaulted ceilings and then laughing with the other boys. “People will try to belittle you for your choices, but I know how far I’ve come.” M For more information, visit thresholdhousing.ca.

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f you ask the Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan He even had help from a Chinese musician, where the idea came from for the title track playing a traditional stringed instrument called of the electronic duo’s fourth album, It’s All the pipa on a few tracks, notably “Itchy Fingers” True he’ll tell you it was inspired by an unfin- which features it prominently. ished Orson Welles movie of the same name. “I knew it would be weird and pretty foreign, “Basically, (Welles) went to Brazil and made and I knew I’d probably have a hard time finding these bizarre films while working for the state people to work with,” says Greenspan. “But that department during the war. They just never got was the appeal of it. It’s completely modern, but released because he was too busy getting fat and in its own way on its own terms. There’s really no drunk and impregnating women. place on Earth, with the exception It was a good fit because a lot of of India, where they have society JUNIOR BOYS the album’s themes are about that is so historically and culturally With Young Galaxy questions of truth and honesrich that has no connection to our Sugar Nightclub ty. That was a big theme of his western history. It felt like going to Sun. Sept. 18th movie F for Fake that I became another planet Earth. There’s a bil9:30pm. Doors at pretty obsessive about. I wanted lion and a half of them and ultimate8pm. Tickets $15 in to reference him in the title in ly I, and we as a culture, don’t know advance at ticketweb. some way” says Greenspan. anything about it, and they similarly com, Ditch Records “I watched the movie and don’t know much about us.” and Lyle's Place. I was dealing with all sorts of Greenspan says being so issues, how to make it in an removed from his culture helped industry where people’s attenhim be creative. “It’s a good place tion spans can be fleeting, and in to go if you’re feeling lots of presan industry that as you get older you feel more and sure in your own narrow insignificant experience. more irrelevant quicker and quicker, and I sort of For me, being in the indie-dance music world, it’s thought, do I really want to talk about that? How pretty incredibly insignificant and it’s pretty far do you talk about that without sounding jaded or removed and it makes you realize you’re not on finished? And so I saw Welles as this model for the radar of a lot of people, which is a really posihow to do it, because that’s what he talked about tive thing when you’re tying to create something, in almost all of his movies.” because ultimately, when you’re trying to make Greenspan took a trip to China to visit his sister art, who wants to be thinking about your scene?” and decided to record part of the album there. The duo, made up of Greenspan (vocals, keys) “I was very eager to start work on the record,” and his partner Matt Didemus (synths) will be says Greenspan. “I wrote a lot of the lyrics while I accompanied by drummer Dale Butterfield origiwas there. I had so much time on my own, walk- nally of Nelson, B.C. ing around in strange places, and I was in a really Vancouver's indie-rock/dream-pop band Young reflective mood.” Galaxy will be opening the show. M

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hen most people think of Latin American cinema, countries like Mexico and Brazil come to mind. But the truth is that there are a wide variety of films coming from a broad range of countries — places like Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. That’s one of the central themes of Latin American and Spanish Film Week, coming to the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta beginning Mon, Sept. 19. “We want to feature countries that you don’t hear much of in terms of cinema,” says event coordinator Dan Russek, a professor in UVic’s Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. “An example of that is Venezuela. They don’t have a big industry, they don’t win a lot of prizes, but they’re still making good films.” To highlight the geographical diversity that Latin American film offers, Russek and his fellow organizing committee members have assembled a lineup of seven films from seven countries, including Spain, which was not a part of the event last year. The Venezuelan offering, Brother, kicks off the week with a story of two footballplaying brothers whose lives are interrupted by tragedy. The film was Venezuela’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at last year’s Academy Awards. The films’ styles are just as diverse as their nations of origin. Chile’s Post Mortem is a

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TUES. SEPT. 20 BOB LOG III - Rock. With Mr. Free and Satellite Freakout. 9pm at Logan's. $10/$15.

WED. SEPT. 21 BEN CHEMIKAL - Thinks dictionaries are for chumps. Dub, electro and break beats. With DJ/JD and Kehx. 10pm at Hush. $5.

ONGOING OPEN MIC - Open to all musicians. THURSDAYS 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free. THURSDAY BLEND JAM- Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free. OPEN MIC - Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free. KARAOKE - Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free. NYPD - A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH - Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 1:30pm at Logan’s. Free. SOLID! - Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA. SUNDAY BLUES JAM - Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free. CANUS - Hot jazz. SUNDAYS 4pm at Hermann's. Free. HOOTENANNY - Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin'. With Luther Wright, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Marco Bozenich, Mich “Stompin Tom” Anderson and more. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan's. Free. JACK’S OPEN MIC SUNDAYS Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free. BLUEGRASS SUNDAY - Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free. OPEN MIC - Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free. JAM SESSION - Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free. KARAOKE - With your hosts Stacey and Thor. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free. 90210 MONDAYS - DJs Jay Somethin' and Levi Somethin' Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA. INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA. OPEN MIC - Hosted by David and Katherine. TUESDAYS 7pm at The Well. $3. B FLAT ACOUSTIC JAM - The music sounds better with you. 7:30pm at Slider's (3115 Cedar Hill). Free. OPEN MIC - Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free. OPEN JAM - Hosted by the Front Porch String Pickin' Band. TUESDAYS 8pm at Tudor House. Free.

OPEN STAGE - Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free. ZIPP GUNN & GHOSTBELLY - Spinning the music you love. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Logan's. Free. OPEN MIC NIGHT - Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

CONCERTS THURS. SEPT. 15 MOODSWING ORCHESTRA - Big band tunes. 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent Street). Free. 250-592-5114. MUSIC OF THE SILVER SCREEN Enjoy live orchestral performances of music from such classics as Gone with the Wind, Lord of the Rings, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Porgy and Bess among many others. 2pm at Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). Continues FRIDAY and SATURDAY 8pm. $33. 250-386-6121.

FRI. SEPT. 16 RANDY TUCKER BAND - Bluesy jazz. 5pm at Britannia Legion (780 Summit). Free. 250-383-5323.

SAT. SEPT. 17 KINOBE & THE AFRICAN SENSATION - Proceeds support Rotary micro-lending and other global development projects. 6:30pm at McPherson Playhouse (#3 Centennial). $37. 250-386-6121. MCPHERSON TRIO - Mexican Independence Day celebration. 7:30pm at St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin Road). $29. 250-386-6121. LAFAYETTE STRING QUARTETWith Flavio Varani, guest pianist. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). $25. 250-721-8480. COLD SWEAT - Flu season already? Dance rock. 9pm at Prospect Lake Hall (5358 Sparton). $10. 250-479-8018.

SUN. SEPT. 18 MOXON TRIO - Jazz. 2:30pm at St. Mary's Church (1973 Cultra). $12/$10. 250-652-5392. WAILIN' JENNYS - Acoustic folkrock. All ages. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora). $28/$30. 250-386-5311. VICTORIA BAROQUE PLAYERS - Performing Bach. With Nancy Argenta. All ages. 7:30pm at St. John The Divine (1611 Quadra). $20/$5 students & children. 250383-7169. DAVID KAETZ & NIEL GOLDEN - Improvisations, songs and stories. 8pm at Merlin's Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.

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CANTADORA - An acoustic art-musical about the most curious discoveries a woman will make when left with nothing but her voice, her visions, her dress and a bundle of sticks. 6pm & 9pm at the Intrepid Theatre Club (#2-1609 Blanshard). $12. 250-383-2663.

FALL INTO STORIES - The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. 7:30pm at 1831 Fern. $5/$3 students. 250-477-7044, victoriastorytellers.org. PEN-IN-HAND - Poetry and prose reading featuring poets John Barton and Miles Lowry. Please refrain from wearing scented products. 7:159:30pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). $3. ainbinder.collins@gmail.com.

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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Langham Court Theatre seeks actors with singing and dance experience. Appointment required. FRIDAYSUNDAY at the Canadian College of Performing Arts (1701 Elgin). 250-472-0427. ALICE IN WONDERLAND - St. Luke’s Players seeks actors aged 8 to 80 years. FRIDAY 7pm & SATURDAY 2pm at St Luke’s Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). 250-370-1291.

MICHAEL ONDAATJE - The author of The English Patient reads from his latest work, The Cat's Table. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $10. 250-386-5311.

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WED. SEPT. 21 TERRENCE MALICK - Christopher Page leads a discussion of director Terrence Malick’s films, from Badlands to A Tree of Life. 7pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). 250-592-6823, stphilips@ shaw.ca.

ONGOING THURS. SEPT. 15 VIC SLAM - All poets, performers, freestylers and writers are invited to a show where the audience judges and the top three win cash prizes. 7:30pm at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora). $5. 250-213-1634.

FRI. SEPT. 16 PLANET EARTH POETRY - Come with a poem by a favourite poet (other than yourself) for PEP's annual Doctors without Borders fundraiser. 7:30pm at the Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. planetearthpoetry@ gmail.com.

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VICTORIA ANARCHIST READING CIRCLE - Discuss the latest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.

GALLERIES FRI. SEPT. 16 ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA - Indian & Persian Miniature Paintings, exhibition of miniature paintings a calligraphy from the AGGV's collection.To Nov. 20 at 1040 Moss.

BRENDA MCMORROW Devotional chant. Proceeds support Seva (seva.ca). 7:30pm at Full Circle Studio (1800 Store). $25. fullcirclestudio.ca

WED. SEPT. 21 A GREAT NOYSE - A journey into the world of composer, Tielman Susato through his music as well as a speculative “journal” based on his life. 7pm at The Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $20/$18. 250- 385-4222. AJTONY CSABA & JOANNA HOOD - Perform A Woman. With live-electronics, typewriter, visuals, viola and movement. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). $17.50/$13.50. 250-721-8480.

ONGOING VICTORIA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY - Featuring Big Dave McLean & Doc MacLean. SUNDAY 7pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.

DINNER MUSIC BARD & BANKER - Tom Hooper THURSDAY. The Broken Strings FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Geoffry Lundstrom WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm. BARTHOLOMEW'S - Rainshadow Al THURSDAYS. Rock of Ages FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Ramblers MONDAYS. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All show 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. CANOE BREWPUB - The Adults THURSDAY 9:30pm. DJ Primitive FRIDAY9:30pm & WEDNESDAY 9pm. Steve Chmilar SATURDAY 4pm & MONDAY 7:30pm, DJ Ram SATURDAY 9:30pm. FERNWOOD INN - The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm. GLO EUROPUB - Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm. HERON ROCK BISTRO - Stevenson Jazz Trio FRIDAY. John MacArthur Duo MONDAY. All shows 7:30pm. OCEAN POINTE RESORT - Jazz piano featuring Phil Newns FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7pm. THE OFFICE - Aurora Scott Quartet THURSDAY. Beats, bass and voice FRIDAY. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. SkylaJ & The Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted. THE SPIRAL - Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, free. Roger Dean Young & the Tin Cup FRIDAY 8-10pm. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11am, free. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7:30-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.

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CAFFE FANTASTICO - Big-Ass Vampires, Thieving Rabbits and the Slaying of Technology, illustrations by April Caverhill. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Oct. 31 at 965 Kings.

SUN. SEPT. 18 REINVENTING RITUAL EXHIBITION GALA - Exhibition featuring art, poetry and music from members of the “Calling All Artists” program at Emanu-El. 2:30pm at the Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue (1461 Blanshard).

WED. SEPT. 21 LEGACY GALLERY - In Her Own Words: Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood, exhibition exploring the implicit integrity of vision in an artist's own words about her art, its context and its technique. To Nov. 26 at 630 Yates.

ONGOING LEGACY GALLERY - Convergence/ Divergence: Landscape and Self on the West Coast, exhibition of works by E. J. Hughes, Glenn E. Howarth, Charles Elliott and Francis Dick, among others, to Oct. 1. Exhibition of prints and carvings by Henry Hunt, to Nov. 20. All at 630 Yates. EMERGING ART GALLERY - Night Watch, artwork by Caitlin Ambery. To MONDAY at 977 A Fort. COLLECTIVE WORKS GALLERY - 3, artwork by Charlotte Bell, Donald Ius and Pete Rockwell. To Sept. 22 at 1311 Gladstone. THE FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE - Vic Sightings, photo and video artists Jay Zemanek, Matt Gravel, Matt Macleod and Luke Connor explore skateboard culture. To Sept. 24. at 2516 Douglas.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA - The Place Where We Live, exhibition of work by the Ground Zero Printmakers group. To Sept. 25 at 3220 Cedar Hill. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE Abstract Continuum, exhibition of artwork by Chin Yuen. To Sept. 27 at 1528 Whiffen Spit. GOWARD HOUSE - Exhibition of artwork by Lee Lowther Kergin. To Sept. 28 at 2495 Arbutus. MALTWOOD PRINTS AND DRAWINGS GALLERY - Lords and the Land, exhibition documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in tenth- and eleventh-century Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. To Sept. 28 at the McPherson Library (UVic). POLYCHROME FINE ARTS Chance Of Shadows, exhibition of sculpture and drawings by David Gifford. To Sept. 29 at 1113 Fort. GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM Mixed media on canvas by Carmen Mongeau. To Sept. 30 at 109-5325 Cordova Bay. AUDAIN GALLERY - Exhibition of work by acclaimed Canadian aboriginal artist Rebecca Belmore, the inaugural Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest in UVic's Visual Arts department.To Sept. 30 in the Fine Arts Buildling (UVic). VIEW ART GALLERY - Annual Summer Salon, a rotating exhibition of the works of 25 gallery artists and guests, featuring the ceramic art of Laurie Rolland. To Sept. 30 at 104-860 View. MORRIS GALLERY - Exhibition of work by Zeljko Kujundzic. To Sept. 30 at 428 Burnside East.


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is running the multitude of cool extensions that are available. I loaded up a few of my favourites from Alien Skin (alienskin.com), including Snap Art 3 ($199 US) that has evolved into a must-have plug-in for artists who want to create natural looking art from photographs; Eye Candy 6 ($249 US) that adds pop and pizzazz to any website and can make type leap off the page; Exposure 3 ($249 US) that is loaded with one-click presets to give your images a true film look; and Image Doctor 2 ($199 US) that can make warts and blemishes vanish with a click, but that I wish offered colour correction options. These filters have never worked so quickly or flawlessly before. And with non-destructive editing, Alien Skin allows users to play with the settings to their hearts content. My last software test was Final Draft 8 ($79 US upgrade; $249 full version; finaldraft. com), my program of choice for writing screenplays. Final Draft easily opened and upgraded my existing screenplays without a glitch — and like the other software I tested, everything opens faster and runs smoother. I especially like the new panels system that allows you to split the screen so that you can view another section of the script, index cards or scenes while working on the current scene. I’d be lost without it. Satisfied that the Air could handle my needs, I then took a look at storage. With only 128 GB of flash storage (256 GB in the $1,599 model), I knew I needed more. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution. For high-speed portability, Lexar has several excellent solutions. I keep those files I need close at hand on a speedy 32GB Jumpdrive S70 ($90 US;

lexar.com). With a retractable connector, it’s smaller than my thumb. Being paranoid about losing my data, I also carry a 64GB Echo MX ($199.99 US) that provides 128-bit AES encryption with built-in backup software. This tiny, high-speed drive is activated as soon as you plug it in to offer automatic backup. And speaking of protection, there are dozens of covers and sleeves out there, but my favourite is still the BookBook ($79.99 US; twelvesouth.com) from Twelve South that delivers a one-of-a-kind leather case that makes your laptop resemble a vintage book. Its creators say this delivers stealthy security, but I just think it looks cool. Now, for those who want to bring a speed boost to their existing machines, I discovered a huge speed jump by following the Air’s lead and swapping your old hard drive for flash storage. I tested this on my old MacBook Pro with a 120GB Vertex2 ($200 Cdn; ocztechnology.com) from OCZ Technology. Yowza! This drive is fast. It made my old laptop feel so invigorated, I thought it was going to kick its lighter sibling to the curb. Fortunately for the Air, the old Pro has killed so many batteries that it’s permanently tethered. One last upgrade worth mentioning is the n300SL MiMo ($59.95 US) long range wireless adapter from AfterTheMac.com. With an incredible range of 1.15 kilometres, this USB adapter allows you to put your old machine anywhere you like and still have fast and secure access to your wireless network. Perfect for those nights when you want to escape to the garden shed and catch up on a few online battles of Duke Nukem without annoying your spouse. M

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Tears Of Rage TERRIBLE NEWS OUT OF POSTWAR BOSNIA By Robert Moyes

Bolkovac bravely pushes forward, despite eventually being ostracized by most of her co-workers and at the risk of her own life. he talented Rachel Weisz won an Oscar Directed by Canadian first-timer Larysa Kondracki, for playing a brave but doomed idealist Whistleblower is a grim and horrifying exposé with an in 2005’s The Constant Gardener, and has incendiary story to tell. Much of the colour has been now done equally creditable work playing leached from the film stock, and a lot of the scenes a similarly idealistic but very different hero- were shot at night: it’s a confusing, violent, and helline in The Whistleblower. Based on true events and set ish world where you can’t tell Croats from Bosnians in postwar Bosnia, a de-glammed – and you certainly can’t trust Weisz plays real-life Nebraska cop your fellow officers. Considerable Kathryn Bolkovac, who in the late suspense is generated as Bolkovac PERFECTLY POTABLE 1990s took a six-month contract to uncovers the full extent of the You’ll need a drink after provide peacekeeping services in criminality: not only is her inveswatching something this a Bosnia still seething with ethnic tigation personally dangerous, disturbing, so a restorative hatreds. Little did she know where but it also brings down the wrath stiff brandy seems called the real problems would be comof the company employing her for. Try Remy Martin or ing from. (which, if exposed, stands to lose Courvoisier; or if you're on Bolkovac was working for one a contract worth many millions). a budget, go for a decent of those Blackwater-style private More offensively, she butts heads French sipper like Marquis de security firms under a mandate with officious U.N. bureaucrats Villard V.S.O.P. or St. Remy. from the United Nations. Her who would rather sacrifice a naïve hope was to make a differbunch of “war whores” than see ence in these war-torn lives. Before long she realizes the U.N.’s reputation get tarnished. underage girls are being trafficked as prostitutes in Some of the storytelling is a bit blunt, and the resseedy bars; even worse, a lot of the clientele in those olution is dramatically unsatisfying (which is not the bars are the very soldiers and security officers hired film’s fault). But even if Whistleblower can sometimes to protect civilians. Bolkovac digs a bit deeper and feel like a goosed-up episode of The Passionate Eye, discovers that these girls are literally sex slaves, it’s still a harrowing, punch-to-the-gut drama whose trucked in from neighbouring countries and sub- deficiencies are eclipsed by Weisz’s powerhouse perjected to the harshest of brutalities. formance. The scene where she cries tears of rage Early on she intervenes to help a pair of Romanian when a rescue attempt is thwarted by her own guys teenagers she has come across. But she is quietly is, quite simply, unforgettable. M stymied – and eventually actively sabotaged – by her own people, who are either happy with the status THE WHISTLEBLOWER +++½ quo or complicit in the human trafficking operation. Directed by Larysa Kondracki Encouraged by two allies – a senior representative of Starring Rachel Weisz the Human Rights Commission (Vanessa Redgrave) R - 112 minutes and a member of Internal Affairs (David Strathairn) Continues at the Odeon who stands outside the regular chain of command – arts@mondaymag.com

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+++ONE DAY -(Caprice) Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (Across The Universe) star in a well-made but slightly gimmicky romantic drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education, Italian For Beginners).

+++ANOTHER EARTH -(Odeon) This provocative and ambitious film gets downright metaphysical as its characters confront gritty issues of guilt and redemption even as a duplicate planet to our own mysteriously enters the solar system. Despite its weird and arguably unnecessary sci-fi-ish aspects, this is a mesmerizing and well-made film. ++½ THE CHANGE–UP -(Capitol) Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds are mismatched friends -- one is a prim family man and lawyer, the other a debauched slacker and ladies man -- who find themselves in one of those comedies where two people unexpectedly switch bodies. Although unnecessarily vulgar, this is funny stuff and the two leads have great chemistry. Note: moves from the Odeon to the Capitol on Friday. +++ CONTAGION -(Capitol/ SilverCity/Westshore/Uni 4) Matt Damon and Kate Winslet star in an edgy bio-thriller about a bird flu pandemic that is trashing the planet (and killing off some fine actors along the way). Despite being directed by Steven Soderbergh, this is surprisingly flat, diffuse and uninvolving. ++COWBOYS & ALIENS -(SilverCity/Caprice) The Wild West gets wacky (and silly) when space aliens invade 1873 Arizona and all that stands between us and world domination is a posse of cowboys. This War of the Worlds meets Stagecoach goof-off stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, and is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). +++RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Westshore) James Franco stars in a thoughtful reboot of this classic sci-fi series about war between mankind and intelligent apes. In this origins story set in the present day, a medical experiment gets out of hand . . . and some very pissed-off apes get out of the lab. Note: moves from the Odeon to the Capitol on Friday.

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+++½ THE DEBT -(Capitol/Uni 4/Caprice) Helen Mirren heads up a great cast in a gripping and thoughtful espionage thriller about a trio of retired Mossad agents and the grubby truth about the deadly mission they have been celebrated for for decades. With Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life). ++½ HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 -(SilverCity/Caprice) The longrunning fantasy series by JK Rowling comes to a disappointingly ho-hum climax as the plucky boy wizard has that deadly, long-anticpated final confrontation with nostril-challenged supervillain Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). ++½THE HELP -(Odeon) This film exposes the genteel racism prevalent amongst upper-class white women in Mississippi of the 1960s. It's an interesting but uneven effort where a few great performances are stuck in the middle of what is essentially a misguided attempt to turn the civil rights movement into an uplifting feelgood comedy-drama. ++½ OUR IDIOT BROTHER -(SilverCity/Westshore) Paul Rudd stars in a slightly sour comedy about a naive man whose excessive idealism brings chaos into the flawed lives of his his three sisters. THE SMURFS -(Caprice) A nasty wizard chases those cute blue blobs out of their magical medieval world and all the way to Manhattan. BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR -(SilverCity) This widely reviled "comedy" is about a chubby doofus from the midwest who travels to Hollywood to follow the family traditon -- starring in porn movies. +++WARRIOR -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Westshore) Two estranged brothers end up as antagonists in a mixed martial arts championship, in a surprisingly effective drama where the emotional violence is almost as brutal as what happens in the ring. Starring Tom Hardy (Inception), Joel Edgerton (King Arthur) and Nick Nolte.

+++½ THE WHISTLEBLOWER -(Odeon) Rachel Weisz is superb in a harrowing true-life drama about an American police officer who travels to post-war Bosnia as a peacekeeper only to discover that the U.N. is covering up a huge sex scandal involving its own people. With Vanessa Redgrave and Monica Bellucci. See review. +++CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE -(Odeon/Uni 4/Caprice) A nice but slightly sappy guy (Steve Carell) gets dumped by his wife (Julianne Moore) and looks to a young stud (Ryan Gosling) to get some tips on how to deal with women. Thanks to a great cast and a clever script this is a fine and very funny romantic comedy.

LEAVING THURS. CONAN THE BARBARIAN -(SilverCity) ++++MIDNIGHT IN PARIS -(Uni 4) DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK -(Odeon) SHARK NIGHT -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Westshore) APOLLO 18 -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Westshore)

SCREENINGS MOVIE MONDAY - Screening The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg. This documentary peers deeply into the dramatic history of the whistleblower who did more than anyone to undermine public acceptance for the Vietnam War at the same time as trashing the Nixon presidency. 6:30pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595-FLIC. moviemonday.ca. QUOTE–ALONG CLASSICS. -Head to the Vic Theatre for an evening of quote-along fun with the Coen Brothers' Big Lebowski, complete with Jeff Bridges as The Dude and lots of tasty villains. There's also themed beverages and costume contests. SATURDAY, 8 pm, 808 Douglas.


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ONGOING BASTION SQUARE MARKET Artisans open air marketplace. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 11am. To Oct. 1 at Bastion Square. Free. 250885-1387.

FRI. SEPT. 16 CLUB SALSA - Salsa Lesson with Bernard at 8:30pm, followed by a night of dancing to Latin beats with DJ Ramesh and live music from Havana Mambo 9:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $9. 250-380-1280.

SAT. SEPT. 17 ISLAND SINGLES DANCE- Couples welcome. Party dress code. 9pm at the DaVinci Centre (195 Bay). $11. 250-383-8041.

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SALSA CALIENTE - Beginner and advanced salsa, THURSDAYS 8-10pm. Intermediate mambo, MONDAYS 6:30-7:30pm. Fundamentals of mambo TUESDAYS 6-7pm. Latin workout WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30pm. All at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). $10. 250-389-0222. SAANICH INTERNATIONAL FOLKDANCERS - Learn dances from around the world. Please wear softsoled shoes. FRIDAYS 7pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). Drop-in $5/$4 students/under 12 free. 250-3840592, balkanbarb@hotmail.com. ARGENTINE TANGO - Beginners drop-in classes, with David and Vanessa. FRIDAYS 8pm at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). vanessawinn.com. VBDS BALLROOM DANCE WORKSHOPS - Pre-Bronze/Bronze Waltz 1-2pm, $5/$8/$10 per person, per workshop. Intro to Social Foxtrot and Rumba 2-3pm, $5 per person, per workshop. Singles & couples welcome. SATURDAYS 1-3pm at the Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). 250-721-5483, vbds.org. TANGO VITA - Beginner classes with Hilda-René SATURDAYS 7pm, intermediate 8pm, Milonga 9pm at 306-1221 Broad, 250-477-6360. Beginner and intermediate classes with Jorge-Liliana WEDNESDAYS 8pm, Milonga 9pm at St. Matthias Hall (600 Richmond), 250-858-1234. tangovita.com. SWING - Dance to Nightclub music. SATURDAYS 9pm at the Carlton Club (900 Carlton). $5. jayholman@ telus.net. WEST COAST SWING CLASSES Dance to Blues, Country, R&B and Top 40. No partner or experience required. SUNDAYS 6-7pm at Studio 7 (1221 Broad). $13 drop-in. 250382-4500. CONTEMPORARY DANCE MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30pm at the The Victoria School of Contemporary Dance (649 Gorge East). $15/$8. 250-383-7183. CUBAN SALSA - Classes with Salsa Moderna. Beginner and intermediate MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:309:30pm at Café Casablanca (2523 Bridge). 250-891-2310, latinvictoria.ca.

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BETTER BLADDERS AFTER BABIES - Come and learn how pelvic floor function impacts bladder health as well as core stability. Registration required, as space is limited. 6:307:30pm at Sante Gluten Free Bakery (2630A Quadra). Free. 250-383-2626, info@elementscentre.ca. BOTANY NIGHT - Adolf Ceska discusses the history, recent state, and possible future development of Ecological Reserves in British Columbia, and will open a discussion of how to make this important program viable again. 7:30pm in the Swan Lake Nature House (3873 Swan Lake). Free. naturevictoria.ca.

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE Bring a non-breakable mug to enjoy refreshments. Waltz variations with Wanda & Bob 7:15-8:15pm, dance 8:15-11pm at Saanich Silver Threads (286 Hampton). Workshop $5/Dance $10. 250-477-4811. NOTHIN' BUT SWING - Live jazz, social swing dancing and a beginner's lesson. No experience required. 8:30pm-12:30am at St. John's Hall (925 Balmoral). $13/$12 Swing Dance Association members/$10 students & seniors. swingvictoria.net.

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HARVEST THRESHING WEEKEND - Hay threshing demos, museums, trails, entertainment, train rides and more. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9:30am4:30pm at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside). $7/free children under 12. 250-652-5522, shas.ca. FUNDRAISER FEAST - Food, speeches, fundraising, drumming, dancing and musical entertainment. Proceeds support the Kingcome Inlet Flood Relief Fund. Noon-3pm at the Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdette). By donation. 250-383-2714. STREETFEST - An afternoon of music, food, performers, a garden exchange, baking table, children's activities, community info and much more. Everyone welcome. 1-5pm at Redfern Park (Leighton road). Free. 250-589-0113. SEPTEMBER SOCIAL - Meet other downtown residents and try your hand at lawn bowling! Registration is first come, first served. 3-6pm at The Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club (720 Belleville). $10. 250-386-5501, wdbowkett@gmail.com.

BC SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION - Meeting. 7-9pm at North Park Manor (875 North Park). Free. bcsea.org. VICTORIA GERMANS FROM RUSSIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Meeting. New members welcome. 7pm at 4085 Ebony Terrace. Free. 250-721-3405, dianad@telus.net.

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DUPLICATE BRIDGE FALL SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT FRIDAY 1pm, SATURDAY noon & SUNDAY 9:30am at Pearkes Rec Arena (3100 Tillicum). $10 per session. gaylegood@telus.net. ROCK BAY SQUARE - Open house featuring furniture makers, jewelers, leather artisans, writers and more. 3-8pm at 205-2614 Bridge. Free. 250-382-0098. THEATRE SKAM - Annual general meeting. With musical performance by Steph MacPherson. 5-7pm at the Theatre SKAM office (Studio C-666 Herald). $2 SKAM membership. info@ skam.ca. BLUEWATER CRUISING ASSOCIATION - Nigel Calder discusses boat maintenance and cruising. 7:30-9:30pm at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). $25. calder.bluewatercruising.org. ADJUSTING TO MOTHERHOOD - Eva Bild discusses how to adjust to motherhood. Babies and toddlers welcome. Registration required, as spaces are limited. 2pm - 3:30pm at the Mothering Touch Centre (975 Fort). Free. 250-383-2626, info@ elementscentre.ca.

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NIGHT MARKET - Eclectic mix of vendors and entertainers. THURSDAY-SATURDAY 7-10:30pm at Ship Point. Last chance. victoriaharbour.org. JAMES BAY MARKET - Outdoor market featuring local farmers, artisans, musicians and service providers. SATURDAYS 9am-3pm. To Oct. 29 at the corner of Menzies and Superior. Free. jamesbaymarket.com. PENINSULA MARKET - More than 50 vendors offer farm fresh products and more. SATURDAYS 9am-1pm. To Oct. 8 at the Saanich Fairgrounds (1528 Stellys Cross). Free. peninsulacountrymarket.ca. NORTH SAANICH MARKET Seasonal produce, locally raised meat, eggs, baking and more. SATURDAYS 9:30am-12:30pm. To Oct. 29 at St. John's United Church (10990 West Saanich). Free. 250-656-1330. GOLDSTREAM STATION MARKET - Stock up on local produce and crafts. SATURDAYS 10am-2pm. To Oct. 15 at the corner of Bryn Maur and Goldstream. Free. goldstreamstationmarket.ca. MOSS STREET MARKET - Offering local farmers, artisans, crafters, bakers, cooks, bodyworkers and more a place to exchange their goods and services. SATURDAYS 10am2pm. To Oct. 1 at the corner of Moss and Fairfield. Free. mossstreetmarket. com. METCHOSIN FARMERS' MARKETSUNDAYS 11am-2pm. To Oct. 31 at the Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley). Free. SUNDAY MARKET IN THE SQUARE - An exciting array of arts, crafts, locally designed clothing, imports and food. SUNDAYS 11am4:30pm in Centennial Square. To Sept. 25. Free. 250-598-2593.

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YOUR VOICE COUNTS - An open forum seeking input for developing a pro-active approach to healthy communities. 7pm at Scout Hall (459 Chester). By donation. democracynow.org.

SMART METER PROTEST - Guest speakers, info booths about the program and how the public can take action. 2:30-4pm at the BC Legislature (501 Belleville). Free. 250-478-7892. BRIDAL EXPO - Find everything wedding under one roof. Dresses, favours, florists and more! 10am-4pm at the Crystal Garden (713 Douglas). $18. bridalevents.ca.

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Dear, playful Gemini! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for you to pull out your dancing shoes and get in party mode. Slip away on vacation, flirt, schmooze, socialize, plan parties, enjoy the theatre, see musical performances and delight in playful activities with children. Once a year, each sign suddenly really wants to party hard! And now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your turn. (This lovely influence will last as long as eight weeks for some of you.) Work as efficiently as possible to give yourself time off to enjoy this fabulous influence. Drink, eat and be merry. Do not resist temptation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it might not come your way again. (Seriously, I mean temptation to have fun. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t risk something solid for a mere bonbon.)

ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to get more sleep in the next six weeks because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to need it. The Sun is your source of energy and it will be opposite your sign, which means itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as far away from you as it gets all year. You need more rest! Very likely, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find you are focused on partnerships and friendships more than usual. (This is also par for the course when the Sun opposes your sign.) Of course, with both Venus and Mars promoting romance, love affairs, parties, sports events, social occasions and playful times with children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no wonder you need to rest! Think of it as fuel for fun. (When doing the dance of life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; keep looking into the eyes of your partner.)

CANCER JUNE 21-JULY 22 More than any other time of the year, you have a strong urge to feather your nest. Your focus is on family, home and domestic activities. Family discussions will be significant, especially with parents. Expect to tackle home repairs, and in doing so â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you might suddenly spend money you hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipated. (Ouch.) Many will buy gadgets, electronics and high-tech toys. Do be on the lookout for sudden opportunities to make money â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a quite unexpected way. These opportunities will be something â&#x20AC;&#x153;different,â&#x20AC;? possibly high-tech and likely beyond the ken of your experience. Take note: if a chance for new earnings appears â&#x20AC;&#x201C; act quickly, because your window of opportunity will be brief!

TAURUS APRIL 20-MAY 20 Despite my comments in All Signs above, you Taureans will be very keen to get better organized at this time. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be working hard to sort, pack, clean, paint, polish and thoroughly pull together your belongings, in a more sensible fashion. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get this done!â&#x20AC;?) This will be a challenge because most of you are collectors. (Oh yes.) Fortunately, because you have the energy and drive right now, you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in a luckier position. Many of you will want

LEO JULY 23-AUG 22 Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re full of energy! For the first time since the spring of 2010, fiery Mars is in your sign, boosting your energy and literally pumping your muscles. All Leos will be more assertive, direct and quicker to defend their rights and the rights of others. (Oh yeah!) In addition, for the next six weeks, you will be consumed with an eagerness for short trips, conversations with everyone, exploring ideas, meeting new people and spending increased time with siblings and neighbours. Many will read, write and study more. The month ahead will be fast-paced, fun-loving and fascinating! (Just remember: punning is the worst vice and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no vice versa.)

VIRGO AUG 23-SEPT 22 Money, money, money. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on your mind. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dreaming up ways to earn more money and many are looking for a job. Or least a better job. All this focus on money will also lead to spending more money as well. (It always works that way.) Fortunately, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got lots of moneymaking ideas. Some of you will work alone more than usual. Actually, this working alone thang could lead to a secret love affair. Hmmm. Since travel, especially to foreign countries, looks so sweet in the year ahead, money will come in handy, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? (And if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting to look like your passport photo, you need the trip.)

LIBRA SEPT 23-OCT 22 Tra la tra la! The Sun, Mercury and Saturn are all in Libra. How empowering! The next month is your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the perfect time to energize your surroundings and attract auspicious opportunities and important people to you. As if this werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, fair Venus and mighty Mars now urge you to socialize with others, especially in group situations. Join clubs and classes. Mingle. Sit up and be the Libran you truly are. If you share dreams for the future with others, they will give you helpful feedback.

(To quote my fav Libran, Oscar Wilde: â&#x20AC;&#x153;To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.â&#x20AC;?)

SCORPIO OCT 3-NOV 21 Your ambition is so strong now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you need to pace yourself. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be all things, to all people, all the time. Even you. Therefore, work behind the scenes or work alone and do grab a breather. You need to emotionally, physically and psychologically restore yourself. Because your birthday is just a month away, this is the perfect time to strategize what you want your new year to be about. After all, the more specifically you define your goals, the more likely they will materialize! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how life works. (When you get in your car, you know where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to drive, right?) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same with steering your path in life. (Admittedly, I live the way I type â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fast and with lots of mistakes.)

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22-DEC 21 Popular you! Everyone wants to see your face. This is why the next six weeks are the perfect time to mingle with groups and boost your knowledge, by listening to what others have to say, as well as sharing your own knowledge. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find whatever information you exchange with others will imperceptibly modify your goals for the future. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also very keen to travel now, especially to travel for pleasure. Many of you want to learn more and discover adventure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want it all!â&#x20AC;? (Yeah, yeah. If you had it all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where would you put it?) Do not stay at home. Get out and schmooze. Remember Bruce Willis in Die Hard? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come out to the coast. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get together â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have a few laughs.â&#x20AC;? Bwa-ha-ha.

CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 19 For the next six weeks, the Sun will slowly travel across the top of your chart, acting like a spotlight on you. Naturally, this will make others notice you more than usual. Furthermore, this great lighting makes you look fabulous! People will offer you increased responsibilities. Fear

not â&#x20AC;&#x201C; say yes! You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be an action hero to do the job â&#x20AC;&#x201C; trust me. It will work out. Discussions with bosses, parents, teachers and authority figures will be beneficial to you. (You sound like you know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about.) Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why this is a wonderful time to discuss how to share or divide things, especially inheritances. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be laughing all the way to the bank.

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PISCES FEB 19-MARCH 20 Suddenly, you are passionately intense about everything in life (yes, including sex). In a mundane world, this passion will manifest as a strong focus on bills, insurance matters, inheritances, taxes, debt and settling anything you own jointly with others. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be good at this because Mercury will help you. Not only that, fiery Mars has really light a fire under you, so that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re keen to work hard and get better organized, even to the extent youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re busy delegating to others. It looks like praise or even a raise could be possible! (Oh my.) Some of you could encounter a romance on the job. (Sweet.) Anything might happen. (There are no answers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only cross-references.)

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