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NEWS GAZETTE GOLDSTREAM Friday, February 8, 2013 Breaking news at GOLDSTREAMGAZETTE.COM Master groomer Colwood cat lady finishes top of her class Page A3 NEWS: Recreation co-operation on West Shore A8, 9 ARTS: Catch a case of Swing Fever for a cause A10 FAMILY: Mixed feelings on new holiday A18 Kyle Wells News staff With fresh water streams on cam- pus and a migratory bird sanctuary at its front door, Royal Roads University seems like the perfect loca- tion to test oil filters for storm drains. Officials at two universities and one envi- ronmental com- pany agree and Tuesday the first of a series of combination filter/monitors was installed in a storm drain on campus as a part of a pilot project. The filter not only stops oil from entering the drains, and eventually water systems, but it also incorporates new technology to monitor the filter and sound the proverbial alarms when oil is present. A storm drain by the boathouse, eight drains in the lower parking lot and a drain by the fish ladder on RRU’s campus will have the filters installed. Royal Roads project tests new storm drain environment technology University separates oil, water Mike Ansley Charla Huber/News staff Tara Andersen and her son Oscar, 5, sit in 12th place in the lineup for nature kindergarten. 10 girls boys Parents brave the weather to get kids into nature program. Please see: Parents camp for spots. Page A5 Reserved seating PLEASE SEE: Pilot project to last a year, Page A4 Ready to sell? We can help Deborah Coburn 250.812.5333 Roy Coburn 250.812.1989 Tan Unlimited 1 MONTH FOR $29 95 2 MONTHS FOR $49 Expires April 30, 2013 Expires April 30, 2013 SAVE $70 Now $113 Haircut | Color & Highlights + Conditioner Treatment www.tonyshairdesign.com Colwood 102 - 2244 Sooke Road (Corner of Sooke & Kelly) Hatley Park Plaza HAIR DESIGN & TANNING SALON 250.478.1221 Hair and Tanning Specials

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Page 1: Goldstream News Gazette, February 08, 2013

NEWSG A Z E T T EGOLDSTREAM

Friday, February 8, 2013 Breaking news at GOLDSTREAMGAZETTE.COM

Master groomerColwood cat lady finishes top of her class

Page A3

NEWS: Recreation co-operation on West Shore A8, 9ARTS: Catch a case of Swing Fever for a cause A10FAMILY: Mixed feelings on new holiday A18

Kyle WellsNews staff

With fresh water streams on cam-pus and a migratory bird sanctuary at

its front door, Royal Roads University seems like the perfect loca-tion to test oil filters for storm drains.

Officials at two universities and one envi-ronmental com-pany agree and Tuesday the first of a series of combination filter/monitors was installed in a storm drain

on campus as a part of a pilot project.The filter not only stops oil from

entering the drains, and eventually water systems, but it also incorporates new technology to monitor the filter and sound the proverbial alarms when oil is present.

A storm drain by the boathouse, eight drains in the lower parking lot and a drain by the fish ladder on RRU’s campus will have the filters installed.

Royal Roads project tests new storm drain environment technology

University separates oil, water

Mike Ansley

Charla Huber/News staff

Tara Andersen and her son Oscar, 5, sit in 12th place in the lineup for nature kindergarten.

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Charla HuberNews staff

Armed with a camera and a computer, Metcho-sin artist Doug Gilbert transforms reality into a fantasy world.

“It’s photo-based art,” he said. “Often there is more than one photograph collaged together.”

He photographs models in his home studio and then often heads outdoors for more photos to incorporate into a piece.

Once the photos are taken he manipulates them with Photoshop until the piece is revealed.

“I take a lot of photos in Metchosin,” said the artist, citing the Galloping Goose Trail and areas around Pearson College as his favourite spots.

He started this form of art about 12 years ago, when technology was not nearly as advanced.

“I paid $1,000 for a three megapixel camera back then,” Gilbert said with a chuckle. He now shoots with a 22-megapixel camera.

The more advanced camera allows him to offer larger print sizes. Before, if he wanted to make a large print he would shoot several images of a scene, then stitch them together on the com-puter.

When he first began, he was snubbed for making high-end art on a digital camera using computer software, he said. Now, this combination of skills is getting more appreciation in the art community.

“It’s still a new art form,” Gilbert said. “It’s com-pletely up to the imagination.”

For every piece he creates, he prints off a lim-ited edition of five.

“It’s so you don’t go to your friend’s house and find the same picture on their wall.”

Gilbert and three other artists are putting together a digital art show for the Coast Collective gallery in May. They are currently seeking submis-sions from other artists working in the medium.

For more information go to [email protected]

Fantasy meets photography

Metchosin artist Doug Gilbert is helping organize a digital art show at the Coast Collective in May.

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Kathy Freeman, Hattie the cat’s grand-mother. “Having Hattie groomed at home is fabulous. She has less stress here, she is old and not very mobile.”

Prior to hiring Staples, Hattie was groomed at the veterinary clinic under

general anesthesia.“If you take a cat to the vet you get a

lawn mower job,” Stapled said, having worked in clinics for more than a decade.

“Our pets are our babies. We have

stopped having them in our back-yards and now they are not only in our homes, but in our beds,” said the Col-wood groomer. “I become part of the family.”

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Sitting on a heating pad trimming Hattie, the long-haired cat, Sally Staples takes up her clippers and zips under the cat’s tail.

“It’s a kitty Brazilian,” laughs the cat groomer during one of her house calls. “It’s a sanitary trim so you don’t get dingleberries and then the cat’s don’t track litter and poop in the bed.”

When Staples arrived at the Col-wood home, Hat-tie was scruffy and greasy, but after a lit-tle care and attention to detail the house cat was donning a lion cut with a mane and little puff of fur on her tail.

“Cat’s are great, they are magical and sassy creatures who happen to come with

great people,” Staples said. Staples has become the first certi-

fied feline master groomer in B.C. after graduating from the National Cat Groomer’s School in Greenville, South Carolina.

She gradu-ated top of her class in January. Prior to attend-ing the two-week master’s program she studied at the school online completing a two-year pro-gram.

Staples began her home grooming business in 2010 and now she has 350 clients from across Greater Victoria.

“We all have our calling,” she said.Since taking the master’s program,

Staples said her technique and quality of her services has improved.

For the clients Staples is much more than just a groomer.

“She is a real cat whisperer,” said

MASTER GROOMER

Charla Huber/News staff

Sally Staples grooms Hattie, a domestic longhaired cat. Staples is the first person in B.C. to become a certified feline master groomer.

Did you know?

Sally Staples is certified in cat first aid and CPR.

Education key to top notch kitty cuts

Charla HuberReporting

“Cat’s are great, they are magical and sassy creatures who happen to

come with great people.”– Sally Staples

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Camosun’s mechanical engineering technol-ogy department played the part of designing the system’s sensors. The two main people behind it, researchers Will Spaulding and Imtehaze Heerah, developed the oil-sensory technology from scratch, over the course of two years. They also devised a unique system to transmit the informa-tion the sensors collect.

“We can tell if it’s debris or oil that’s causing the problem,” Spaulding said. “Either way you need maintenance, but one is a lot more important than the other.”

A small computer monitors the sensors and transmits information via a wireless radio signal. A level switch will tell monitors if the drain is plugged. When a sensor is triggered it transmits data to a computer, and can be programmed to send text message or email alerts.

The filter is made of a polymer substance (the exact composition is a trade secret) that is pow-dery when dry but turns into an impervious gel when it comes in contact with oil.

Ian Muir, founder of Petro Barriers, invented the oil collection technology about 12 years ago. It was a happy accident he stumbled upon while trying to figure out ways to reuse plastic from diapers.

“They blew a pipe. … Hydraulic oil was all over the bloody place,” said Muir. “They threw down some of this material and immediately it gelled and made a solid product.”

RRU commerce graduate and now vice presi-dent of marketing and communications for Petro Barriers, Mike Ansley is one of the key figures behind the project.

“It’s really exciting,” Ansley said. “It’s kind of the reason I went back. The alumni, the staff, the faculty, they all really do a good job of keeping in touch with you.”

Units will also be installed at Camosun College and will continue to be tested and developed in a lab setting.

The pilot project at RRU will run for the next year, after which Petro Barrier plans to incorpo-rate the technology into its products.

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Continued from Page A1

Kyle Wells/News staff

Camosun College researchers Imtehaze Heerah, left, and Will Spaulding demonstrate the new oil filters being installed in Royal Roads University storm drains.

Pilot project to last a year

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Art supports Wild ARC

The deadline is looming for entry to Fair Fauna, a benefit for Wild ARC.

Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 13 from art-ists in any media. There’s a $12 hang-ing fee for each piece accepted. Include photos, titles, medium and price when submit-ting. Email entries to [email protected]. Deci-sions will be made Feb. 16.

Pancake Tuesday plans

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Feb. 12) with pancake lunch at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave.

The lunch runs from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for students while pre-schoolers are free. Join us for a tradi-tional pancake lunch and our ever popular bake table.

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Wrapped in a blanket and tucked in tight to a lawn chair, Taemar Ver-baarschot settles in to camp outcamps out at the Sooke School Dis-trict office.

Parents got their own nature experience with tents, sleeping bags, rain gear and pretzels while awaiting kinder-garten registration.

Verbaarschot hasn’t camped out for con-cert tickets and is often reluctant to stand in line, but it was worth it to get her son Sam, 4, enrolled in nature kin-dergarten at Sangster elementary school in Colwood.

“He is happiest when he is in the forest, at a beach or by a river,” said the mother first in line. “This is going to be his first experience in formal education and I want it to be in an old-growth forest.”

Parents began lining up at 4 a.m. Monday to guarantee a spot in the 22-student pro-gram. They made two lines: one for boys and one for girls. The class designated 10 spots for boys, 10 for girls and two for First Nations students.

By late afternoon Monday, 12 parents were in line for boys and five parents with daughters waited.

“We see the value with boys and outdoor play and boys tend to struggle in school,” speculated Kim Coy, fourth in line to get her son in the program. Coy is eager to have her son Maximus in the program also because the teacher is paired with an early childhood educator.

“It brings the ratio down to 11 to one instead of 22 to one. It’s a far better ratio than you can find anywhere else in B.C.,” Coy said.

Tara Anderson was 12th in line and thought she was early at 3:15 p.m. on Monday. When she heard a line was forming she waited for her son to finish pre-school, and with no one to watch him, brought

5-year-old Oscar to wait in line too.

Candice Hall stood in line for son Ryland last year. From previous experience she knew it wouldn’t be the same time crunch to get her daughter Ava in the class this year.

“Parents think their girls may not be good outside when it’s so wet and muddy. My daughter is excited to be in the program,” Hall said.

District staff arrived at the office early Tues-day bearing coffee and baked goods for the 13 parents in the boys’ line and 10 in the girls’ that included four First Nations students’ par-ents.

Roberta Kubik, assis-tant superintendent of SD 62, acknowledges the program has high interest for parents of boys, but added all of the girls’ seats were also quickly spoken for.

“Boys tend to be more project based learners, but 10 girls to 13 boys is not a big dif-ference,” Kubik said.

The school board designates 10 spots for girls and 10 for boys to create a gender bal-ance and two First Nations spots to reflect the demographic in the region.

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Charla Huber/News staff

Taemar Verbaarschot packed heavy for the campout she started at 4 a.m. Monday for the nature kindergarten registration beginningTuesday at 8 a.m. She was first in line to get her son in the program.

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EDITORIALThe Goldstream News Gazette is published by Black Press Ltd. | 117-777 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, B.C. V9B 2X4 | Phone: 250-478-9552 • Fax: 250-478-6545 • Web: www.goldstreamgazette.com

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The rules are pretty simple. Snap a kissy kissy photo in

downtown Victoria, upload it to the Downtown Victoria Business Association Face-book page and you can win swag.

It’s the DVBA’s fourth annual Valentine-themed warm ‘n’ fuzzy promotion aimed at making us feel like visiting downtown and hopefully make those cash registers ring.

The DVBA aims, through championing local busi-ness, to keep the core of Victoria vibrant and wel-coming so that it remains an economically vital place. If down-town is a dire wasteland where nobody wants to visit, everyone loses.

Members of The Disruption Col-lective figured they’d live up to their name and mess with the contest a bit. The group wants to draw atten-tion to signs posted around town that outline the rules: no camping, trespassing, loitering or soliciting.

“Distributed and promoted by the DVBA, this is a directed attack on a particular sector of the people who live in this city, allowing police to harass the street involved commu-nity,” says the website kissdisrup-tion.wordpress.com.

The website does impart some interesting opinions, but is unfor-tunately peppered with language best not repeated in a community

newspaper.To protest private property signs

posted throughout the core, the coalition submitted photos of kissing couples with the signs prominent. There are some pretty neat ones too. I really like the young woman smoochin’ her pooch. Too bad the image is photographed spe-cifically so the eye is not drawn to the puppy love, but the sign.

The DVBA removed the photos from contest contention. They also responded to the Disrup-tion campaign in a civil

manner. DVBA general manager Ken Kelly explained to Black Press that the photos were removed because one contained offensive content, and they didn’t suit a contest meant to “bring out the fun and excite-ment on Valentine’s Day.”

The coalition emailed a press release to media outlets citing “cen-sorship.”

“This action was designed to draw attention to the business asso-ciation for its involvement in the ongoing criminalization of poverty in the city,” they said in an emailed press release. “The DVBA has a long history of working with the police and the court system to privatize space and criminalize poverty in its district.”

Again, the rules are pretty simple. Trespassing is illegal. It’s a shame

the DVBA feels they need to help their member businesses with little reminder signs for the folks who don’t understand the concept of private property.

Camp on my front lawn and I might post a sign too.

The title, The Disruptive Col-lection, does little to instill faith that they want to make productive change implying instead a willing-ness to stir the muck for the sake of it. The coalition’s own website describes the campaign as “she-nanigans.”

“The point we are trying to make is that it’s fine for some to stand in those spaces, but if you don’t look like ‘the right kind of person,’ you aren’t welcome here,” Serina Zapf told Monday Magazine.

“We thought this would be a play-ful way to disrupt a fun contest and challenge people to think about who is being represented here – who is allowed, and welcome, to show affection.”

None of the folks in any of the photos struck me as the “wrong” kind of person, and that’s just one place they mixed the message.

Whether it’s the press release blasting the business group for “censorship” or aggressively curs-ing them out on the website, the kiss disruption campaign missed the “playful” target.

Christine van Reeuwyk is the interim editor of the Goldstream News Gazette.

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Kiss campaign misses mark

The kiss disruption campaign missed the ‘playful’ target.

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B.C.’s Family Day isn’t freeThis weekend marks B.C.’s first Family Day

statutory holiday, which for most people breaks that long three-month stretch

between New Year’s Day and Easter. B.C. residents now enjoy 10 stat holidays (11

if your employer is nice enough to throw in Boxing Day), which ties us with Saskatchewan as the most generous province for the coveted long weekend. By contrast, Nova Scotians and Newfoundlanders only have five.

While Greater Victorians enjoy recounting their youth by listening to Trooper in the Inner Harbour on Monday, or take advantage of the many activities offered at recreation centres across the region, people should remember not everybody can afford an extra day off.

When Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of Family Day in October 2011, she expected that by now a better economy would balance out the extra costs to businesses.

But many small retailers and companies are struggling as the economy remains flat at best. They are paying out more due to a higher minimum wage, and all are now contemplating the cost and hassle of returning to the GST/PST system.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates a small business with five employees will shell out about $1,135 for Family Day and it will cost small and medium sized businesses $42 million in lost productivity.

Municipal and provincial governments will also shell out more for essential service employees and the hundreds of thousands of people on the public payroll.

This holiday can be seen as rather blatant pandering to the electorate by the the B.C. Liberals, or an attempt to give hard-working B.C.ers a break – perhaps it’s a bit of both.

And while the majority of us will enjoy the Monday off work, it’s important to acknowledge the many small business owners in our community who will see it as nothing but an added burden.

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Re: Island rail project gains momentum (News, Jan. 25)

So the Island Corridor Foundation will receive $1.2 million from the CRD, $5.4 million from the five regional districts and $15 million from the federal and provincial governments to “… hopefully restore VIA rail service and initiate commuter rail service to Victoria.”

The intent is great, but what will this money accomplish? Victoria is spending nearly $100 million to replace a small bridge. I understand there are many bridges on the E&N Railway that are older and more poorly maintained than the Blue Bridge.

We spent more than $1 million refurbishing the Kinsol Trestle to support walkers and cyclists, not heavy, high-speed rail equipment. The E&N has nearly 100 kilometres of track that needs to be totally replaced. Walk it yourself and see if you believe the existing line would be safe with minor tie replacements. The E&N has no rolling stock and no staff or operating budget.

Are our elected representatives making purely political spending decisions, or will they produce a better transportation system? If they do open the door to improved transit, what is the future cost of following up on

these initial expenditures?If we are we going to pledge

our future taxes and those of our children to an ever-escalating investment which has no return until fully completed, we should look at total costs and revenues, not just spread a little here and there with the hope of ‘catching the big one’ some day. A rail system may be the answer to some of Victoria’s transportation problems, but at what cost per passenger?

Seems to me that a little advanced planning by our leaders would stop this cash dribble before it starts. That money would serve a much better purpose if it was redirected to the homeless or drug rehabilitation.

Let’s stop pretending these piddly sums will have any impact on local transit. These minor budget allocations will be absorbed by consultant fees and some minor maintenance.

Best to fund it adequately or not fund it all all. This is a cheap, vote-buying effort and should be exposed as such.

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Family Day should also celebrate progress

Hurrah for Family Day!On Monday we in B.C.

have been given the day off

to celebrate Family Day, an opportunity to share family time and fun.

The provincial government’s website offers family events across the province. What a great idea to recognize the worth and contribution families make to our society by giving them an extended weekend to spend together.

Families are also said to be a top priority for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

It’s funny, though, how governments think. Reported estimates for B.C. show that child poverty costs the province between $8 billion and $9 billion annually while a comprehensive program to reduce such poverty would cost annually between $3 billion and $4 billion. If families really are a priority and governments really are fiscally prudent, as they say, what’s going on here?

Not only are our kids our most precious and valuable asset, they also offer the best possible return on public investment towards ensuring a strong and healthy nation.

Families can only do their part if governments are willing to create a public environment that safeguards our kids’ well-being and nurtures their growth and development.

We should be able to celebrate Family Day for the progress we

make in securing a vibrant future for our children.

Then I’m sure we would enjoy the day, whatever activity we happen to participate in.

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Benefactors of growthcan afford to pay more

Re: Here comes the tax, man (Our View, Feb. 1)

The editorial said, “British Columbians now have to decide what they value more: services or disposable income – or find a balance between the two.”

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report referred to, “Progressive Tax Options for B.C. – Reform Ideas for Raising New Revenues and Enhancing Fairness,” actually said that we could have more disposable income and more social services.

The report made a plea for progressive taxation. It’s fair for the benefactors of B.C.’s recent economic growth to give a little more to the common pool, since their taxes are lower than the rest of Canada. This would raise needed program revenue, reduce income inequality and increase disposable income.

If the top six per cent of B.C. residents, those with incomes over $103,000, paid a fair tax share, we would raise $930 million. That would build 2,000

social housing units annually, pay increased welfare to cover food and housing, support families by properly funding ministry programs, restore school class sizes to 2007 levels and increase post-secondary education funding by 10 per cent.

The Centre also said for the price of a cup of coffee each a day, we’d raise $2.3 billion for substantial investment in a number of areas.

It did sound like a few people might have to forgo that extra yacht, Maserati or vacation mansion, including me.

Larry WartelVictoria

LETTERSQuestions remain on wireless effects, but evidence growing

Re: No escape from radio frequencies (Edward Hill column, Feb. 1)

In your opinion, “anti-wi-fi and anti-smart meter people” are “grossly exaggerating” the ill effects from microwave radiation, insinuating people are either misinformed or irrational in their concerns.

I can assure you this is far from the truth. Concerns are based upon a plethora of independent studies from many international research institutions, including the military, going back several

decades. The assertion that vulnerable children are placed at high risk and must be protected from this radiation is reiterated around the world by many credible health experts. You will have to look further than mainstream media for this information, however, for obvious reasons.

Questions undeniably remain, but to state that all is fine, in the face of growing evidence that it is not, fails to provide critical information about this important public health challenge.

We need to promote reasonable measures to reduce exposure to wireless radiation for everyone, particularly children. Preference should be given to wired Internet connections in schools for safety where students spend countless hours in close proximity to many transmitting devices.

Many technology specialists agree wired is superior in many ways to wireless that is notoriously slow, unreliable and unsecure.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer reclassified

all sources of radio frequency radiation as a class 2B carcinogen for good reason. One has to remember that IARC monographs are considered as ‘gold standard’ in evaluation of carcinogenicity of physical and chemical agents. There must be sufficient scientific reason or IARC would not put its reputation behind such claim.

It is also important to note WorkSafeBC occupational health and safety guidelines stipulate, under section 5.57, that any 2B carcinogen must be replaced with a safer alternative that “reduces

the risk to workers.”How is this important fact

overlooked by employers and school officials? History is replete with failures to control highly profitable carcinogenic substances, ranging from tobacco to asbestos, until proof of harm became irrefutable.

We can ill afford to go through that same course with wireless technologies, given the long latency involved before serious disease manifests.

Tammy JeskeLangford

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West Shore Parks and Recreation is starting 2013 on a strong note with a new chair, an approved budget and a board better at working together.

So says new chair, Col-wood Coun. Rob Martin, who looks forward to projects moving ahead in 2013 and is bringing a positive approach to the

often at-odds board. Martin sees the board

getting past its previous differences and mov-ing forward. This year’s budget, for instance, was passed without issue by all of the owners of the society. That has not always been the case.

“There has been differ-ences of opinion when it comes to the owner’s

group,” Martin said. “Where we’re at right now is that we’re listen-ing to each other now and we’re respecting those points of view.”

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns agrees the board is functioning far better than it used to, but still believes there are prob-lems. He said the split on the board is still evi-

Kyle WellsReporting

denced by the fact only representatives from Langford and Colwood voted in favour of Mar-tin as chair, while View Royal, Metchosin and Highlands representa-tives supported View Royal councillor Heidi Rast.

With Langford now building an aquatic centre in partnership with the YMCA, Ranns believes it will be time for both Langford and the board to take a new look at the relation-ship.

“I think things are heading in the right direction,” said Ranns, “but there’s definitely going to have to be an examination of the whole direction, with Langford doing what they’re doing. It’s just not fair to them other-wise.”

Langford councillor and WSPR board mem-ber Lanny Seaton said there is still work to be down at the board level before any true advances can be made. He said changes in gov-ernance is still essential to getting any future projects accomplished.

“When they get that

sorted out then things would run a little bit smoother,” Seaton said. “It’s going along fine, everybody is voting in favour, but are we going to get anything else down there?”

He would like to see a weighted vote for Langford and the other larger municipalities, which are putting in the lion’s share of the fund-ing, over the smaller municipalities.

A study on the gover-nance of the society is ongoing and the dead-line for decisions was extended to the end of the year. WSPR admin-istrator Linda Barnes said executive discus-sions are stemming from the study and decisions around the governance structure will be made within the year.

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Kyle WellsNews staff

Langford residents can look forward to a dip and a workout in their own backyard.

YMCA-YWCA of Greater Victoria expects to open its full-size aquatic centre and fitness facility near City Centre Park in 2015.

City council unanimously approved the plan Monday, with the support of an enthusiastic audi-ence, said councillor and parks and recreation committee chair Lanny Seaton.

“They were all excited, everybody was clap-ping,” Seaton said. “I’ve never seen such a positive meeting in all the years I’ve been on council.”

YMCA of Greater Victoria CEO Jennie Edge-combe said the project has been in the works for a couple of years now, with the YMCA interested in providing services Langford has been asking for.

“We see it as a growing community with a lot of young families, which is in essence a lot of the work that we do,” Edgecombe said.

In terms of rates, Langford residents will enjoy a 10 per cent reduction on monthly passes and a 20 per cent reduction on drop-in fees. Free swims will also be open to Langford residents on stat holidays.

Westhills Land Corpora-tion will construct the facil-ity and the YMCA will lease

the building, starting with a 25-year contract. Con-struction is expected to begin this year, with the facility opening in 2015.

The facility will also include a daycare centre, hot tubs, sauna, a gymnasium, a wave pool and an outdoor play area.

Langford will pay about $750,000 into the deal annually. Part of that money will come from funds made available after the pool at Juan de Fuca Rec-reation Centre is paid off in 2014. The net cost to taxpayers is expected to be about $17 annually for the average home.

Langford is also leasing an additional 4,000

square feet in the building for an additional annual cost of $100,000. The city is in talks with the Greater Victoria Public Library to bring another branch to the area. That plan has not been approved yet.

Seaton said having the facility will not impact Langford’s involvements with West Shore Parks and Recreation, with which Seaton serves as a board member.

“Langford is big enough to do (its) own recre-ation now, compared to what we were,” Seaton said. “But we’re not anticipating moving out of Juan de Fuca (Recreation Centre). But we’d also like some other things to happen too.”

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very successful and fun. This one is much bigger though. With capacity for 800 we can seat a lot more, and there are a lot more expenses involved and a lot more people involved.” But the group is banking on a love of swing music to bring in the crowds.

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria will put the excitement on stage with a fun and upbeat swing dance presentation and guest performer Dave Flello. An accomplished jazz musician and Reynolds High School band teacher, Flello will swing into action with his exceptional trumpeting skills.

“He’s phenomenal, we’re pretty excited to have him play,” said Taylor.

Other musical guests include soloist Sue Doman, founder and director of the Starlight Pops Choir. “She has an incredible three octave range. The sound in the venue is going to be out of this world,” said Taylor. “If we have a full house it will be wonderful.”

The entertainment includes a silent auction which features a Robert Bateman print, luxurious

hotel stays, restaurant meals and other exciting offerings. “It’s going to be really good show. Fun for all ages,” said Taylor.

Proceeds from the show benefit the B.C. Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the B.C. Cancer Agency.

“The funds will go specifically for Patient Navigation research at the B.C. Cancer Agency (Vancouver Island),” said Taylor. “It’s a new computer system that will be housed in the new wing of the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre.” They system will allow patients and their family members to access important diagnosis and treatment information.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting musical event and are happy to support the B.C. Cancer Foundation with proceeds from this toe tapping community event benefiting cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency right here in Victoria,” said Taylor.

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THE ARTS The town of Loxford needs a Queen of the May, but is fresh out of virtuous girls. So why not crown a King? Enter Albert Herring, a bashful geek with a squeaky clean reputation. What could possibly go wrong? Find out as Pacific Opera Victoria presents Albert Herring at the Royal Theatre Feb. 9, 15, 17. Go to rmts.bc.ca for tickets.

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Chase away the winter blues by tapping your feet and clapping your hands during the special performance, Swing Fever happening on Feb. 10 at the Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria.

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This is the first large-scale fundraiser put on by Queen City Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern star. “We have never done anything at this scale,” said organizer Willie Taylor. “Five years ago we had a concert at the cathedral which was

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There’s a new water polo club in town.

The Vancouver Island Water Polo Association is based out of the University of Victoria’s McKin-non pool and is the second club of its kind in Greater Victoria.

Colette Baty is one of the origi-nal five parents who started the club, now in its second year.

Baty and the other parents all had kids at the Saanich Waterpolo School at Saanich Commonwealth Place.

Baty says the experience at Saanich Waterpolo was a posi-tive one, but adds that she saw there was room, and a need, for another club in Greater Victoria.

“(The Vancouver Island Water

Polo Association) started as a girls club only, but over the last year grew into both genders and various ages,” Baty said.

“We just want kids to reach their personal goals. If it’s just recreational, that’s great, if they want to play competitively, that’s great too.”

The original team was the girls 15-and-under VI Sirens and a team of younger girls. The organization now has dozens of players aged 12 to 19.

Members can play three times a week, Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday nights, and be of any skill level. UVic has a non-varsity water polo club which some of the VI members join on Saturdays.

Getting regular pool space for the new club was a full time job

for about two weeks, but UVic came through.

“It’s a tricky thing, it wasn’t impossible but it did take some work,” Baty said. “Some kids have played before and want to stay

with the sport recreationally, oth-ers are there because they want to try it out, and some are com-petitive.”

The majority of the new club is made up of players from Victoria,

Esquimalt, Saanich and the Penin-sula, she said.

Despite its cachet as an Olym-pic sport, there isn’t a water polo league for youths in Victo-ria. Mostly, the players train and enter tournaments.

“Water polo is not as set as soc-cer or hockey. We did have two teams (co-ed under 16 and 18) play in the Lower Mainland Water Polo League this past fall, but essentially there’s no season for Victoria players.”

The U16 team won silver and the U18 team finished fourth in the mainland league’s end of the season tournament.

Last year, the Sirens girls team went to nationals in Winnipeg and is hoping to do so again at Que-bec City this year.

The club runs September to May and youths can still join. Visit vancouverislandwaterpolo.ca or email [email protected].

For information about the Saan-ich Waterpolo school, visit water-poloschool.com or email [email protected].

[email protected]

Arnold Lim News staff

Ice sports don’t need body checks to be entertaining.

The Vancouver Island Regional Skat-ing Championships takes to the ice of the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt this weekend where many of the Island’s top figure skaters hit the ice for the right to be called the Island’s best.

It’s the first time the Racquet Club of Vic-toria has hosted the Island regionals.

“We are going to see the best of the best on the Island,” said Malcolm Rohon, who skates with the Raquet Club. “Good singles skaters, amazing jumps – and the dance teams that are going to be really fun to watch.”

The 23-year-old skater and coach has donned the skates since age seven and competed nationally and internationally as an ice dancer. He says the combination of athleticism and artistry of figure skating is second to none.

“I want to show how dynamic the sport

is, how artistic it is,” Rohon said. “Person-ally, I hope to impress with the height in my jumps.”

More than 280 competitors will take to the ice Feb. 8-10 in different skating events, from singles and pairs free skates, to ice dance and elements where competitors from five to 45 show off their hard work and dedication.

“In our sport we try to make things look easy, but when we make it look easy, peo-ple don’t know how much work it is and how much practice it is to make a jump,”

Rohon said. “It takes hundreds, if not thou-sands of times before they have landed it.”

“The main thing we are trying to do is to get more people to watch and support the kids. The more people there are, the more energy there is, and that is good for (them),” said Deena Beacom, the Racquet Club director of skating and a participant. “It is exhilarating. It will be fun for anyone who comes.”

Competition starts 8 a.m. daily and entry is by donation. For more information check out skatinginbc.com.

Victoria hosts Island figure skating championships this weekend

New club makes a splash at UVic

Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Teens Ligia Brolo, left, Jemma Eason, Nicole Smith and Peggy-Jean Allin are part of the Vancouver Island Water Polo Association water polo team, based at the McKinnon pool at UVic.

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LOST AND FOUND

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1560 Clive Dr, $549,000Saturday 2-4Newport RealtyJordy Harris, 250-385-2033 pg. 20

1450 Beach, $449,000Saturday & Sunday 2-4Pemberton Holmes Ltd.Bill Robson, 250-384-8124 pg. 20

2847 Dunlevy, $869,900Saturday & Sunday 1-3Newport RealtyGlen Myles, 250-385-2033 pg. 10

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1054 Colville, $529,900Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4Pemberton HolmesShawn Adye, 250-384-8124 pg. 9

707 Rockheights Ave, $629,000Saturday 2-4DFH Real Estate Ltd.Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

4379 Elnido Cres, $639,900Saturday 2:30-4:30Sotheby’s InternationalDon St. Germain, 250-744-7136

982 Mckenzie, $324,900Tuesday-Sunday 1-3Royal Lepage Coast CapitalJames Liu 250 477-5353 pg. 7

5005 Cordova Bay Rd, $739,000Saturday 2-4Century 21 Queenswood RealtyAnke Venema, 250 477-1100

3884 HaroSaturday & Sunday 2-4Century 21 Queenswood RealtyChris Markham 250 477-1100 pg. 16

15-830 Rogers, $499,900Saturday & Sunday 1-3DFH Real Estate Ltd.Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291 pg. 17

4040 Borden StSaturday & Sunday 2-4Cathy Duncan & Associates250-658-0967 pg. 7 & 5867336

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3935 Margot Pl.Saturday 2-4Sutton Group West Coast RealtyHiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476

4040 Borden StSaturday & Sunday 2-4Cathy Duncan & Associates250-658-0967 pg. 7

3213 Wicklow, $519,000Saturday 1-2Sutton Group West Coast RealtyMary Beaumont, 250-889-2233 pg. 11

20-1473 Garnet, $389,000Saturday & Sunday 2-4Royal Lepage Coast CapitalRosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422 pg. 19

110-1505 Church Ave, $209,000Saturday 1-3Boorman’sRod Hay, 250-595-1535 pg. 6

3415 Bethune Ave., $469,900Sunday 1-3Royal Lepage Coast CapitalCheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422 pg. 11

3290 Maplewood, $489,000Saturday & Sunday 2-4Newport RealtyFred Hiigli 250 385-2033 pg. 20

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1816 Seawood, $739,000Saturday 12-2Pemberton HolmesAndrew Mara, 250-384-8124 pg. 11

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573 Baker St, $449,800Saturday 1-4RE/MAX CamosunDale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

2860 Santana, $519,900Saturday 2:30-4DFH Real Estate Ltd.Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003 pg. 14

3915 Carey Rd, $309,900Sunday 2-4Century 21 Queenswood RealtyChuck Meagher, 250-477-1100 pg. 6

36 Maddock W, $445,000Saturday 1-3Royal LePage Coast Capital RealtyCheri Crause, 250-592-4422

512 Crossandra, $329,900Saturday 12-2DFH Real Estate Ltd.Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003 pg. 12

11-1950 Cultra Ave, $379,900Sunday 2-4DFH Real Estate Ltd.Dave Philps, 250-477-7291 pg. 5

112-10459 Resthaven, $195,000Saturday 2-4Re/Max CamosunRene Blais 250 655-0608 pg. 12

12-1287 Verdier, $395,900Wednesday 1-3DFH Real Estate Ltd.Stephen Postings, 250-656-0131 pg. 9

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11058 Larkspur Lane, $529,000Sunday 1-3Royal LePage Coast Capital RealtyJackie Adkins, 250-477-5353 pg. 12

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40-7751 East Saanich, $319,900Sunday 1-4Sutton Group West CoastEamon Coll 250 479-3333 pg. 6

203-9730 Second St.Saturday 2-4Gordon Hulme RealtyLinda Egan, 250-656-4626 pg. 12

8410 Alec, $899,000Sunday 1:30-3:30JonesCo Real Estate Inc.Ian Heath 250-655-7653 pg. 3

101-2600 Ferguson, $369,900Saturday & Sunday 2-4Pemberton HolmesBob Cullum, 250-384-8124 pg. 5

9708 Fifth St, $599,900Saturday & Sunday 1-3Re/Max CamosunCraig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 12

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1690 Texada, $1,189,000Saturday & Sunday 2-4DFH Real Estate Ltd.Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291 pg. 13

2333 Malaview, $489,000Saturday 1-3DFH Real Estate Ltd.Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131 pg. 12

7-2312 Henry Ave, $329,000Saturday & Sunday 2-3DFH Real Estate Ltd.Bill Knowles, 250-656-7779 pg. 12

202-7842 East Saanich, $289,000Saturday 12-2Re/Max CamosunJulia Abraham, 250-744-3301 pg. 9

724 Caleb Pike, Sunday 1-3RE/MAX CamosunDarryl Roth, 250-888-5857 pg. 13

202-606 Goldstream, $229,000Saturday 2-4RE/MAX CamosunClayton Jeffs, 250-744-3301 pg. 9

875 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900Saturday 2:30-4SmartMove Real EstateGary Brown, 250-216-7625 pg. 14

404-611 Brookside, $189,000Daily 12-4Pemberton HolmesGreg Long, 250-384-8124 pg. 8

2745 Veterans Memorial PrkwySunday 2-4Pemberton HolmesAllen Tepper 250 686-6325 pg. 14

1250 Freshwater, $414,900Saturday 1-3RE/MAX CamosunJason Leslie, 250-478-9600 pg. 13

690 Goldie, $389,900Saturday 1-3DFH Real Estate Ltd.Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003 pg. 14

2136 Bellamy Rd, $519,900Saturday 2-4Newport RealtySandy Berry, 250-818-8736

3537 Promenade, $778,000Saturday 1-4Sutton Group West CoastLynn MacDonald, 250-479-3333 pg. 14

991 Rattanwood, $495,000Sunday 1-3Sutton Group West CoastKomal Dodd 250 479-3333 pg. 14

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883 McCallum Rd, $414,800Sunday 2-4Re/Max CamosunJason Binab, 250-744-3301

410-606 Goldstream, $269,000Saturday 2-4RE/MAX CamosunClayton Jeffs, 250-744-3301 pg. 9

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900Sunday 1-3Sutton Group West CoastKomal Dodd 250 479-3333 pg. 14

3343 Wickheim, $529,900Saturday 1-3Royal LePage Coast CapitalDoug Poruchny, 250-478-4800 pg. 14

1310 Lake VistaSunday 1-3Re/Max AllianceKaren Love, 250-386-8875 pg. 13

3504 Portwell, $738,888Saturday 1-3Pemberton HolmesGreg Long, 250-384-8124 pg. 13

633 Rason Rd., $548,800Saturday 12:30-2SmartMove Real EstateGary Brown, 250-380-6683 pg. 15

4488 William Head, $949,900Saturday 2:30-4:00Re/Max CamosunNoel Hache 250 744-3301 pg. 23

3128 Antrobus, $529,900Saturday & Sunday 2-4Sutton Group Seafair RealtyAllan McDowell 250 213-8848 pg. 13

35-2587 Selwyn Rd, $89,000Sunday 2-4Pemberton HolmesAngele Munro, 250-384-8124 pg. 13

1121 Bearspaw, $870,000Saturday 2-4Fair RealtyKevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091 pg. 13

622 Goldstream Ave.Thursday - Sunday 1-4Kahl Realty250-391-8484 pg. 7

2937 Creekside Terr, $598,000Sunday 11-1DFH Real Estate Ltd.Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

2455 Prospector Way, $590,000Sunday 2-4Kroppmann RealtyDale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808 pg. 16

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6577 Felderhof Rd, $419,000Sunday 2-4Pemberton HolmesAndrew Mara 250 384-8124 pg. 15

7000 Maple Park, $399,000Sunday 2-4DFH Real Estate Ltd.Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

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Family Day means sleeping in, an extra day with the family and taking in special festivities, but while many will be enjoying the new holiday, oth-ers may be faced with some painful emotions.

Robert Gifford, professor of psy-chology and environmental studies at the University of Victoria, recently “ranted” to his class about some of his Family Day concerns from a psy-chological perspective.

“I think a lot of people are going to be happy to break the long time between Christmas and Easter,” he said.

But due to the choice of the word

family, the emotions around the day may vary depending on the individu-al’s situation.

“If you happen to live in a classic nuclear family, or close to your par-ents or grandchildren, it seems great to spend the day together. It’s a post-card holiday,” said Gifford.

The word family may be uncom-fortable for those who live far away from their families, have a broken family or are estranged from their loved ones.

According to Gifford, the vision of happy families celebrating and enjoy-ing the new holiday may leave those without, cringing slightly at the false or inappropriate promise inadver-tently created.

Although Gifford is concerned with

the literal meaning of the word, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong said the term is intended to be more inclusive.

“When you talk about family I think you refer to all your loved ones,” said Chong. “I don’t know if we could have called it a loved one holiday, that would have been pretty difficult.”

The new holiday is intended to provide a break for businesses and employees, but also to rein-force the importance of family.

“By calling it Family Day we will treasure and value the fam-ily. Whatever that is in every-one’s structure, people will spend time together with their loved ones,” said Chong.

The provincial government also hopes the new holiday will provide an economic boost at a slow time of the year.

“I talked to people who said

they were looking forward to it and planning to do a staycation,” said Chong. “Instead of going away, they are going to stay in town with their family and visit local tourist attractions, recre-ational activities or the special events planned. There will be money put back into the econ-omy.”

Some B.C. workers who won’t be enjoying the day off are fed-eral public sector employees.

According to the Public Ser-vice Alliance of Canada, their collective agreements provide for 11 designated paid holidays, including a day in the opinion of the employer to be a provincial or civic holiday.

Though the Canadian Taxpay-ers Federation doesn’t have a formal position on Family Day, B.C. director Jordan Bateman said they oppose the $1.5 million

spent to promote the holiday.“That takes it from being a

holiday and puts it back in the realm of being a political issue and a vehicle paid for by the tax payer to promote the premier and her agenda,” he said.

Bateman isn’t convinced there is a need for the new holiday, but he understands it was part of the premier’s platform.

“From my point of view if you have a holiday, let the private sector and other organizations do their thing. You don’t see us plowing grants into Easter Sun-day or Christmas Day,” he said. “I think we all know how to enjoy a holiday. I don’t think that’s a problem. I also don’t think we need the government telling us how to enjoy time with our fami-lies.”

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• Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites offers free entry to youth aged 16 and under to celebrate Family Day from Feb. 9 to 11, with the historical site open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Saturday enjoy a family hike from Bear Mountain into Goldstream Park leaving Moun-tain Athletic Club at 10 a.m.

Free family swim at the heated outdoor pool and hot tub at the Mountain Athletic Club 2 to 4 p.m.

• Sunday there’s crafts at The Bear’s Den Cof-

fee House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Bingo at Jacks’ Place.

• Monday the festivities at City Centre Park in Langford start with pancakes at 8:30 a.m. There some families will celebrate on two wheels with a West Shore Motocross free learn to ride event or enjoy an afternoon family skate and other activities at Eagle Ridge Community Centre.

Also Monday, partake in a free family skate at Bear Mountain Arena 1 p.m. to 2:30. From 2 to 4 p.m. enjoy freebies at the Bear Mountain driving range.

Celebrate ‘staycation’ on the West Shore

New Family Day evokes mixed emotions

The provincial gov-ernment will host a Family Day celebration at Victoria’s Inner Har-bour.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. including a variety of presentations from Science World to slam poet Shane Koy-czan. Victoria sing-er-songwriter Aiden Knight, Current Swell and Trooper will take the stage. There will also tours of HMCS Sas-katoon.

For Family Day events visit blog.gov.bc.ca/bcfamilyday/.

Family day fun at the Inner Harbour

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Juan de Fuca curling club hosted the 2013 senior mens Island playdowns, Jan. 25 to 27.

Teams from JDF, Victoria, Courtney and Camp-bell River curling clubs attended.

The Victoria Curling Club team came away win-ners of the double knockout tournament. The Vic-toria foursome of West Craig, skip, Blair Cusack, third, Tony Anslow, second and Kevin Briit, lead move on to the senior men’s provincials in Trail from Feb. 11 to 17.

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Juvenile boys rock playdowns

The Juan de Fuca juvenile boys foursome dominate during Powell River playdowns for a spot at provincials next month. The Juan de Fuca boys curling team of Ryan Cassidy, skip, Derek Chandler, lead, Lucas Savage, second and Matthew Macdonald, third, secured a spot in the juvenile provincials in Prince George March 7 to 10.

Victoria’s Craig foursome finished first at Juan de Fuca’s battle of the senior men.

Victoria rink wins seniors

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