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Silent observer “There is no analytical thing that goes on. There are photographers who can tell you every mechanical bit and piece today with digital, and use words I don’t have a clue about. I relate to what I observe.” Ted Grant, father of Canadian photojournalism and Saanich resident, talks about his latest exhibit and his still-burning passion for capturing the magic of a moment. Please see PAGE A3


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Province looks to legislate end teacher strike

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After months of stalled contract negotiations, the dispute between B.C. teachers and the province heated up this week, with teachers ready to walk off the job as early as Monday. Just as the Labour Relations Board ruled Tuesday that teachers may legally

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walkout up to three days next week after two days’ notice, Education Minister George Abbott tabled legislation to end six months of teach-only job action and impose hefty fines for those who strike. The Education Improvement Act comes nearly a year since contract negotiations between B.C.’s 40,000 teachers and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association began. While talks centred around


class size and composition, as well as teacher prep time, the two sides were ultimately polarized over the government’s unwillingness to diverge from a two-year “net zero” wage mandate. Abbott said the new legislation imposes a six-month “cooling-off period” and sets up appointment of a mediator to look at non-monetary issues such as class size and composition.

Rec centres move to help parents potentially left in lurch by strike With a possible full-scale teacher walkout in the works, childcare providers in Greater Victoria are strategizing. B.C.Teachers’ Federation members voted Wednesday on whether or not to escalate job action. As they did, community groups started planning for what could be a massive influx of kids in need of somewhere to go for up to three days next week, as early as Monday. “We’re being really proactive,” said Suzanne Cole, executive director of the Burnside Gorge Community Centre. Cole is in the midst of planning day camps for 11 to 15 year-olds and increased childcare programs for younger students. The Centre provides out of school care for students from Tillicum elementary and Quadra elementary schools, as well as

programming onsite. Despite efforts to juggle staff and maximize the use of their space, the centre simply does not have enough room to accommodate all of the students from their out of school programs on site throughout the day. Cole suggests parents register for child care now. “If parents have a sense that they have a safe place for their children to be, then I think it makes it easier, as opposed to a no-notice, ‘yikes it happened,’” she said. In anticipation of a walk out, Commonwealth Recreation Centre manager Tom Bryce has been reconnecting with neighbouring schools to keep the lines of communication wide open, so the recreation centre is among the first to know if and when a walkout happens.

“Once I know that, then we’ll develop our plans a little further to provide programs for those specific dates,” Bryce said. Programs may include additional family swim time and extended programming at the teen centre. The two day’s notice doesn’t present planning or staffing issues, Bryce confirmed, adding that recreation centres would likely go into “spring break modes.” With communication between out of school care programs regionally, Cole is optimistic families won’t be left in the lurch. “There are a lot of community organizations out there trying to plan so that there’s something available for kids. … Don’t leave it to the last minute because we do have the luxury of planning.”

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Our father of photojournalism After 60 years taking photos that helped record Canada’s history, Saanich resident Ted Grant is still shooting ‘magical moments’ Natalie North News staff

writer who uses images instead of words. A tender-heart. A man fascinated by eyes, without the full use of his own. Ted Grant is the silent observer, the father of Canadian photojournalism and an 82-year-old Saanichite teeming with enthusiasm for a lifestyle he can’t leave behind. In the basement of his Gordon Head home, Grant keeps a compact black camera on the couch next to him. His modest rec room holds more than a few clues to decode the man behind the lens: wood-panelled walls are covered in clippings, awards and photographs. Books of his work sit atop the coffee table. The camera next to him is a Leica, a German brand favoured by top photographers worldwide. “But without all of that whizbang stuff that’s available today,” he said. With Grant it’s all about capturing a moment, which doesn’t require 80 lenses and extra gadgets. He’s been hooked on the wonder of photography since peeking into his father’s cardboard box Brownie viewfinder as a boy. Later, as a young newlywed in 1950, he received his first camera – a 35mm Argus A2 given to him by his wife, Irene. “Well, you’d think I’d been handed a million dollars,” Grant said of the gift that changed his life. “I couldn’t get out to get film fast enough.” Grant hung bedroom blankets over their sunroom windows and blackened Irene’s baking tins with acidic acid to create a homemade darkroom. He remembers the exhilaration of seeing his name in print for the first time. It was Sept. 17, 1951, beneath a photo of a stock car in the Ottawa Citizen. “I couldn’t believe it. Here I was with my pictures appearing in the paper saying ‘photos by Ted Grant,’” he said. “The real beginning of the dream of becoming a news photographer began.” Over the years, his images have become iconic: oil and natural gas exploration; harvest time on the prairies; candid shots of celebrities, from Jackie Kennedy enjoying the RCMP musical ride to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau famously sliding down a banister. Grant is also known for his work at every Olympic Games from 1972 to 1992. Many times, despite his experience, he found himself with a camera around his neck and tears in his eyes. “I’m a very emotional person – an emotional jerk at times,” he said. “They’re playing O Canada and I’m crying and trying to take pictures and focus the camera at the same time. I’ve done it more times than I can count. That’s how I am.” Perhaps his finest work during the Games came when he captured Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson’s 100-metre win. “I say I just got lucky, but the fact that I got lucky might have been because of a


Nothing’s posed. I’m a writer, but I use a camera to write what I see. I don’t plan anything. I detest having to pose people. Give them something to do and you will find magical moments.

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Fascinated with the operating room, medicine remains Grant’s biggest photographic passion. With limited vision in one eye and subsequently little depth perception, Grant relies on emotions to direct his Leicas. His process is simple: “Observation, light, eyes, click,” he said. “We show so much about ourselves in our eyes.” His observations have inspired a generation of photojournalists who entered the business in the 1970s, including Andy Clark, a senior photographer with Reuters who met Grant in 1974. The two were shooting the same news conference in Ottawa when Clark, who described himself as an inexperienced whippersnapper at the time, got in Grant’s way. “Instead of giving me a good cuff in the back of the head or scolding me, he approached me and asked very nicely if I would kindly stay back where he was because that was the better angle,” Clark wrote in an email to the News. “Of course he was right, and the pictures were better. A few moments later a colleague who was also covering the newser nudged me and said ‘you know who that is?’ … After the event was Don Denton/News staff finished he came over and introduced Veteran photographer Ted Grant has an exhibition of his images on display himself and I, of course, apologized proat UVic’s Maltwood Gallery until April 2. fusely to which he downplayed.” The two have been friends since. “He was a class act from the day I little bit of planning,” Grant said, met him and that one eye of his is magic era now and smile!’ Almost any admitting to scoping out through a viewfinder.” idiot can take that kind of his hideaway in the Passionate? Yes. Poetic? Perhaps. A Ludpicture. The thing is to stadium trenches dite? Not Grant. capture people while the day before the He sees modernization, from Apple they’re completely Check it out race. products to online photo-sharing, as a involved.” Having the part of the communication revolution. Of the people The Silent Observer runs foresight to Still, the man who doesn’t use flash in his photos, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to find these reminds the next generation of photogs: few are as 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunmoments “A lot of people don’t take you seriously if focused as the day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until doesn’t mean you only have one camera, but you can be medical proApril 2 at Maltwood Prints and he sets up his fessionals he’s just as deadly.” Drawings Gallery, within UVic’s subjects. Grant has published eight books of phofeatured over McPherson Library. “Nothing’s tography and has 280,000 photos stored the years – Grant will be at an posed. I’m a including thou- in national archives through Libraries and opening reception March 6 writer, but I sands of photos Archives Canada. Another 100,000 are at from 4 to 5:30 p.m. use a camera to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. taken at Royal write what I see. I He is the only photographer to hold Jubilee Hospital. don’t plan anything. both gold and silver medals for photoHis latest exhibit I detest having to graphic excellence from the National Film on healers, The Silent pose people. Give them Board of Canada and received an honorObserver, chronicles stusomething to do and you will ary doctorate of laws from the University dents of the Island Medical find magical moments,” Grant said. of Victoria in 2008. Program. He discovered the sub“A lot of people think: ‘Look at the ject as a surgical patient.

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Restored Royal Oak school house welcomes Crumsby’s Cupcake Café Windy weather couldn’t keep the crowds away from the reopening of the Royal Oak school house last Sunday, Feb. 26. With the ringing of an antique school bell by school alumnus Maria Elwood, assisted by Mayor Frank Leonard, the 1884 building was rededicated. Dozens of alumni from one-room school house days joined the reunion at the recently restored heritage building, the heart of the Royal Oak community for more than a century. More than 100 community members celebrated the rededication with historic photos, stories of earlier memories, lively bluegrass from the Clover Point Drifters and a 1890s afternoon tea. Now the school house is home to the newest Crumsby’s Cupcake Café, serving exceptional espresso, delightful handbaked goods and healthy soups, paninis and salads. From its extensive kids’ menu and quiet play area for the little ones to the sophisticated scratch-made menu choices and relaxing atmosphere perfect for grown-ups, Crumsby’s promises to continue at the heart of the Royal Oak community.

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Former students Muriel Farmer (Biddle), Eileen Sherring (Newton) and Evelyn Lister (Varney).

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mayor that Saanich isn’t looking very open and transparent in this process. Mayor Frank Leonard slammed “It appears speakers are comthe brakes on the roller-coaster ing up and just shouting into an issue that is the Cedar Hill Golf abyss. There’s no record of any Course after the contentious answers to their questions being topic arose again at parks and given,” Murdock said. recreation budget meeting TuesTwo budget open houses held day night. in February focused on green The Saanich mayor made it fees and pass-holder costs at the clear to vocal resifinancially cripdents and councilpled golf course. “It appears lors who wanted At the end of a to talk about speakers are coming up Feb. 21 meeting, the municipallyfour councillors owned course’s and just shouting into and the mayor ongoing financial an abyss. There’s no voted to increase struggles that at the golf record of any answers fees the conversation course, and then they wanted to to their questions being engage with the have wasn’t going public to progiven.” to happen. vide input. The – Coun. Dean Murdock “We’re not relivfour other couning last week’s cillors wanted meeting,” he said, to see the input directing them to read meet- come before making any more ing minutes when they asked decisions on the golf course. for clarification on a decision At both meetings, Leonard made at a heated open house told speakers who posed queslast week. tions that answers will be proBut councillors Vic Derman vided. and Dean Murdock vocally sided “Quickly moving on to the with the speakers, telling the next agenda item doesn’t give

(the public) confidence that their input is being valued,” Murdock said. Derman said it is a “reasonable expectation that when the public asks a question, they will receive an answer.” But Leonard said most people who asked questions at the meetings have been able to subsequently pose more queries to council and Saanich staff. “They’re quite capable of sending their questions to (council@, and will get written responses,” Leonard said. “In some cases the responses aren’t specific because the questions are as much a commentary as anything else.” Murdock asked that a list of all the questions posed at the meetings, and their answers, be created and shared with the public. The mayor also said that, while chairing the formal meetings about the golf course, he had tolerated a number of breaks with procedure, allowing such things as personal attacks on staff and council members, and letting speakers talk about issues that were not on the agenda.

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Playground quality jumps in citizen survey sneak peak Saanich parks manager Rae Roer calls playgrounds the “bread and butter” of the parks and recreation department. Which is why Roer is happy to see most residents think the quality of playgrounds has increased 13 per cent since 2009, according to the 2012 Citizen Survey.

“We did just upgrade 21 neighbourhood parks and playgrounds – perhaps that’s why people are saying the quality of work we’re doing is high,” Roer said. Compete results of Saanich’s the survey will be released March 15, but council got a sneak peak of the numbers at a Tuesday budget meeting.

The survey covers a variety of topics on living in Saanich, and gives council members an idea of how well the public feels they’re doing. The municipal government’s overall approval rating rose to 69 per cent, up two per cent from 2009.

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University of Victoria professor Colette Smart holds a model of a brain in her office at UVic. Smart is leading a study called “ProjectSMART” which is trying to identify early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and teach older adults how to exercise their brains. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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A University of Victoria study aiming to identify early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease has drawn strong interest from volunteers who want to help fight the deadly form of dementia. Since putting out a call for participants late last month, the university has received at least 120 applications for the 50 to 60 available spots in the study. Researchers are trying to determine what constitutes a “normal” level of decline in memory and thinking abilities, and whether that decline can be prevented in people at risk of the disease. Dubbed “ProjectSMART,” the study will see participants between the ages of 65 and 80 randomly split into two groups and taking part in a series of classes. One group will focus on psycho-education – information on how the brain changes with age, what’s normal and how to handle the frustrations that go along with those changes. The other group will be given mindfulness training, which teaches subjects how to stay in the moment through things like meditation and yoga. “There’s a fairly rapidly growing amount of research that shows that people who practice meditation – this type of meditation, at least, in a very serious way – show very positive brain changes in terms of structure and function,” said Colette Smart, the assistant professor in UVic’s Department of Psychology who is leading the study. She referred to a 2005 group study that showed elderly people who had meditated for a long time had less brain shrinkage than those the same age who were not meditating. According to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., more than 70,000 British Columbians are currently living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. With an aging population, that number could more than double within the next 25 years.

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As they stomp up to the red farmhouse door, mud clinging to their boots, Ed and Sue talk fences. They’ll need to install a barrier on the farm soon, maybe today. The pigs and ducks have already been fed. Hours earlier, Ed awoke in his bed – in a bedroom – including pillow, blanket, and a bathroom nearby. It’s an average life, quite normal for most. But for Ed (an aliases used to protect his identity), it’s a far cry from what his life has looked like these past two years. He had just started a new carpentry job when a rung of the ladder snapped beneath him. Ed, at 56, fell and his foot broke. “I was out of work,” he says. “I had just started a job. An hour into the job the step on the ladder broke.” Next, the hydro was cut off in the house he rented. Then he was homeless, living in his white Chevrolet van, usually in Brentwood Bay, the community he’s called home for 27 years. For the past month, Ed has lived comfortably in the farmhouse at Woodwynn Farms. Meanwhile Woodwynn’s executive director Richard Leblanc has lived unshaven and cold in Ed’s van, downtown, since Feb. 14. It’s part of Journey to the Edges 2012, which sees Leblanc live off $310 a month until three goals are attained: 2,012 people write letters to Central Saanich council in support of Woodwynn, 2,012 people donate to Woodwynn’s 99 cents/day campaign and a man named Todd, who walked off the farm and back onto the streets, is found. For Ed, the swap with Leblanc is about awareness of homelessness, how homeless people are treated, the importance of Woodwynn and the unavailabil-

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Ed’s hands once helped build multi-million dollar homes, but an injury two years ago left him jobless and homeless. ity of jobs. He has no criminal record and no addiction issues. He wants people to know that homelessness exists on the Peninsula – not just downtown. “There’s more homeless people out there than you actually think. … They want to live just like you do, but they just don’t get a chance. This thing at Woodwynn is such a good thing for everybody, but in [Central Saanich] they say, ‘Not in my back yard.’ Open up your eyes and give your head a shake.” Calls to potential employers have turned out fruitless for the carpenter. At 58, he’s too old to be in demand. For now, Woodwynn’s wooden farmhouse, painted white with the red door, is home. On the living room couch, beneath framed words such as “love” and “respect,” Ed pauses from his story, looking down to hide the tears that streak his cheeks, then continues in broken sentences. “Being here on Woodwynn Farms, it’s awesome. “I don’t know what I’d be doing. Still living in my van, going to the library all day long, then waiting for the sun to set so I can park. That way nobody harasses you. Ah, man. I do not recommend it to anybody, living out there.” Two years of homelessness in the van he shared with his shaggy 16-year-old dog Kye, reshaped Ed. “It made me a better person because now I know the answers I didn’t know before,” he says with a little bitterness. “When you look at somebody don’t judge him by what he does. You can’t judge a book by its cover. There’s some really nice people out there on the street. Some of it is their choosing and some of it is not.” • A9

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The differences in Richard Leblanc’s appearance are subtle, but significant. With dirty jeans, hoodie up, and shoulders slightly hunched, he looks like a man who is bracing against the chill of the outdoors. “I bumped into someone outside the Moka House and she didn’t recognize me,” said Leblanc, sitting on a park bench in the afternoon of a dreary Friday in Pioneer Square. “We locked eyes for just a moment … and she walked right by me. We’re the greatest of friends.” People in general are more likely to look away, Leblanc’s noticed. On Feb. 14, Leblanc embarked on what he calls Journey to the Edges 2012 and what his critics call a “publicity stunt” to promote his proposal to convert a farm in Central Saanich into a therapeutic community for Victoria’s homeless. The head of Woodwynn Farms and the Creating Homefulness Society has committed to live out of a van in downtown Victoria, on $310 per month -- the equivalent of a social assistance cheque -- until he meets some of his goals. Since starting his journey, much of Leblanc’s time has been spent talking to reporters and school groups, to get the word out. It’s hardly the typical experience of a homeless person, but Leblanc is up front that he’s not pretending to be homeless. He is, however, trying to approximate the lifestyle as closely as possible. It took five hours for Leblanc to stop shaking after his first night in a van.

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Raining on the palm parade Palm trees are not native to the Capital Region. Everyone knows that. The simple fact these non-invasive species can grow and thrive here is a testament to the mild weather we have. And that pleasant climate is a big drawing card for the area’s tourism industry. We were left shaking our head this week when Oak Bay council rejected a request by Oak Bay Tourism Oak Bay shoots to hold its popular palm tree sale on itself in foot with the lawn of the palm tree decision municipal hall. Building on the region’s unofficial title as the Palm Tree Capital of Canada, the event would have thrust the area into the regional spotlight and possibly beyond, given the reach of social media. The decision, which councillors based on a preference to support events that help preserve Oak Bay’s native ecosystem, effectively killed the sale. Tourism reps, hoping to raise money for efforts to sell the municipality to visitors – not to mention a local Scout troop – said holding it at a low-profile, private site would be pointless. The popular event, ruined mainly by weather last year, has routinely attracted people from around Greater Victoria. It is being effectively kiboshed by people who are well-meaning, but who are missing the point, which is to have a little fun and bask in the fact that we can add a bit of the tropics to our gardens, unlike most Canadian locales east of Abbotsford. A Garry oak seedling sale, an alternative suggested by one councillor, won’t attract the attention of people outside the region, never mind residents in neighbouring municipalities. Protecting the Garry oak population should be the job of parks departments, which can determine ideal spots to plant them. It’s admirable to see politicians stick to their principles. But in this case, Oak Bay representatives have taken a step backward and said to the region, “there’s no fun allowed behind the Tweed Curtain.” What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Killing in the name of what? So let’s talk about bolt guns. I animal that thinks it owns this have seen an animal lose its life planet. If we kill a herd of deer, by way of a forceful blow to the people are happy. If a grizzly bear forehead – several, in fact. kills one human, we hunt that My experience came grizzly down and kill it. in a slaughterhouse Some humans find deer where lambs were being annoying and some bears processed. While I find humans annoying. witnessed death, it wasn’t Point made. gruesome. The lambs The first time I didn’t scream and I didn’t witnessed animals have nightmares. intentionally killed was Lately, whenever at a Hutterite colony in I hear “bolt gun” in southern Alberta. I was conversation, I know I will working for a newspaper soon also hear “deer.” I and when I heard they Charla Huber were having a chicken appreciate that killing a Written in Ink lamb for food is much slaughter, I thought of the different than killing a photo opportunities. deer because it’s considered a I watched as 1,500 chickens were nuisance. processed. Personally, I don’t think deer need The chickens going though the to be culled, nor do I think they plucker, a mechanical device with need to be relocated. I have heard rubber bumps that spins around many people in the community and pulls out the feathers, caused discuss the horrors of bolt guns, such a nasty smell. I left the room and from what I saw, it wasn’t all to go outside. But I told myself, if that horrible. I wanted to eat chicken and be a Maybe if deer were being used for photographer, I needed to get back food I wouldn’t have the same issue into the room. with killing them, but this is coming I watched from start to finish from someone who has a hard time over several hours and I am glad I pulling weeds in the garden. now truly understand the process. If people in the region support I always knew meat was once an a deer cull, I think they need to animal, but I felt it was important be held accountable. Sometimes to know where my meat came from there is an out-of-sight, out-of mind and how it changed from a live mentality. It’s easy to fall into that. chicken to a meal. If a cull is the end result, maybe it Maybe more people need to should be made a public event or take the time to investigate things broadcast so people can’t just turn fully before making a decision. If their backs on this. someone were to vote for the deer Humans seem to be the only to be culled, would they be willing

to watch the deer die in good conscience? Some people think we should just relocate the deer, but I don’t think that’s the answer either. In a story I wrote about cougars, I talked to a conservation officer. He explained that relocating animals isn’t the Hollywood happy ending we are led to believe. It’s traumatizing to be shot with a tranquilizer, fall out of a tree and then wake up somewhere new. I, for one, wouldn’t want to get shot and wake up in Campbell River with a limp. Living with deer can be a challenge too, but I think that is the better option. I have deer that hang out on my lawn and I like it. Please forgive me. It’s nice to open my windows in the morning and see a deer munching on a bush. I have a garden, but it’s a community one, with gates and deer fencing. I have talked to farmers who say they have to have proper fencing before planting, so they don’t lose their crops. One farmer explained how deer fencing was just as important as installing a water system. Deer are natural and they should be allowed to pick where they want to be. We need to understand that we share this planet with other animals and that nothing makes us more entitled than any other species. Charla Huber is a reporter for the Goldstream News Gazette.


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LETTERS Teachers deserve respect I am writing to express my support of our teachers here in Victoria, specifically for my son’s kindergarten teacher at the “inner city” school Vic West elementary. I spend a fair amount of time in my son’s classroom and here is what I have noticed. My son’s teacher works incredibly hard. She has a classroom of 14, which includes several children who have a difficult time maintaining focus and following directions. She always maintains a kind, welcoming and supportive demeanor, while being fair and firm. We are lucky, at this school, that we have such a small class size. I am thankful for this every day. I honestly don’t know how teachers can support and assist students to learn,

when they have class sizes of 19-plus. It seems unfair to both the children and the teacher, to expect real learning to occur in overcrowded and underfunded classrooms and schools. I believe in the teachers in my school, and in the teachers that I know on a personal basis. They have chosen this profession, and become educated in this field, because they care about children. They know what children need and what constitutes a healthy and supportive classroom environment. Our teachers need to be paid properly and treated respectfully. I trust the teachers of this province to make decisions about classroom learning. This should not be a legislated contract, but a proper mediation between the teachers

and government. What kind of role modeling is this, when our children learn that the people who they spend upwards of 30 hours a week with, are being bullied by those that we, their parents, have elected. We ask students to participate in anti-bullying campaigns, and yet by legislating the teachers back to work, the government is demonstrating that bullying is an accepted part of our society. Feb. 29 was Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying campaign within the schools. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the government wore their pink shirts too? Our country would be nothing without good teachers and good schools. Mercedes Calvert Victoria

Readers respond: Donations, gas, smoking Tired of donating at the cash register During the last few years charities have relied more and more on the big stores to do their collecting for them. As far as I’m concerned, this makes one fairly uncomfortable when saying either yes or no to the particular charity, when going through the checkout. I use the standard “I gave at the office” if I do not want to donate to that charity. Times change though and it’s fairly obvious to anyone that I haven’t been working in an office for a few years. So after searching for a few bargains and saving a few dollars, I lose a portion of my savings by not being able to say no at the checkout. So off I go to the liquor store and carefully avoid eye-contact with the busker who seems to know that if I can afford the exorbitant prices they charge, I can afford to give him a little bit of my pension. I reach the till with my purchase only to be asked if I would like to donate a dollar for Dry Grad. This is just February. When do students graduate these days? It’s about time these “charity” people started beating the drums a little and put some effort into their cause, rather than sitting back and letting the big stores do the work for them. Bob Beckwith Victoria

One thing that gas stations do right I agree with a recent letter, that the price of gas has been crazy as of late. However, there is actually one thing that gas stations do

that I really like. When that gas pump says $19.95 then that is the real price. They are not lying to you. Hand them a $20 bill, and you will receive a nickel in return. Now try to buy some general merchandise, elsewhere, that is listed at $19.95; hand them a $20 bill, and see how much change you receive. If you expect a nickel in return, it is quite possible the cashier will laugh at you and call you stupid. Quite often, there are all sorts of sales taxes, and environmental levies, that are added to that $19.95; even worse, the sales tax rates and list of exemptions are constantly changing. It’s really quite irritating. You never really know how much something might cost. At least local gas stations do not impose that same irritation on their customers. Robert Lee Saanich

Pharmacies should not sell tobacco products There are close to 550,000 smokers in British Columbia, and 6,000 British Columbians die from smoking related illnesses each year. For the past four months, the British Columbia government has provided free access to smoking cessation therapies for British Columbians who want to quit. It is a valuable program that would be money well spent if not for the fact that many who are trying to quit must pass through drug stores where cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold to get to the dispensary at the back of the store to pick up their cessation medication.

Smoking is a strong addiction and the temptation of knowing that cigarettes are being sold in the store is often too strong to pass up. And the sale of tobacco in pharmacies is contrary to the health professional role pharmacists play in society. British Columbia is in the small minority of only three provinces and territories (Manitoba and Yukon being the other two) that still allow cigarettes to be sold in pharmacies. Approximately half of the more than 1,000 B.C. drug stores or other retail establishments that contain a pharmacy still sell cigarettes. It’s time for the British Columbia government to legislate the removal of cigarettes and other tobacco products from British Columbia pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy. Diego Marchese, CEO, BC & Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation; Suzanne Solven, A/Registrar College of Pharmacists of British Columbia; Scott McDonald, President & CEO BC Lung Association

Letters to the Editor To put readers on equal footing, and to be sure that all opinions are heard, please keep letters to less than 300 words. The News reserves the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste. Send your letters to: ■ Mail: Victoria News, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1E4 ■ Email: editor@vicnews. com

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Palm tree sale nixed by Oak Bay


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For the second year in a row, there will be no palm tree sale in Oak Bay – at least, not with the municipality’s endorsement. This year, it’s more than just the weather preventing the sale of the tropical trees. On Monday council denied a request from Oak Bay Tourism to revive the event, citing a desire to support tourism initiatives which promote the area’s native flora instead. Though not considered an invasive species, there are fears that the tropical plants could overshadow important native species such as Garry oaks, which are considered protected trees in Oak Bay. “We have this limited number of large Garry oaks left, and we should be doing everything we can to encourage people to plant and maintain that urban forest,” said Coun. Michelle Kirby. The chair of Oak Bay Tourism called council’s concern somewhat arbitrary. “Yes, palm trees are an exotic (species), they’re not native to this area,” said Derek Vair. “But so are camellias and so are rhododendrons and so are lots of other things that people put in their gardens. The argument that palm trees are displacing Garry oaks, I think, is rather spurious.” While the palms don’t have a significant negative impact on the local ecosystem, they don’t do much to green the community either, said Oak Bay municipal arborist Chris Paul. “(With) palm trees, you’re getting a very small (contribution) as far as being green, and doing all the good things that trees do for the atmosphere,” he said. “They have a pretty small impact, because their crown is so small.” The sale has been quite popular in past years, with several hundred trees being sold annually to customers from around the region. Last year’s sale was cancelled due to an unusually cold winter coupled with what Vair termed “a glut on the market.” Not only does nixing the sale have a negative impact on tourism, he said, it also deprives a local community group of some much-needed funding. This year Oak Bay Tourism had planned to share proceeds of the sale with the ironically named 5th Garry Oak Scouts Group based at Firemen’s Park. “There’s going to be one disappointed boy scout troop now,” Vair said.







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Reynolds secondary school students Abbie Renyard, left, Alyssa Allissapaniz and Lindsay MacIsaac dance to Lady Gaga’s I Was Born This Way during a flash mob on the Legislature lawns to kick-off anti-bullying day. Six-hundred students from Arbutus and Cedar Hill middle schools joined Reynolds students and staff at the flash mob event.

Students go Gaga for Pink Shirt Day Saanich schools stage anti-bullying flash mob Natalie North News staff

Had Heather Benson not been recovering from surgery, she would have been dancing to Lady Gaga with 600 students on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature Tuesday morning (Feb. 28). Instead, the Reynolds secondary school teacher and counsellor, clad in pink, sang along to the pop music from the sidelines of an anti-bullying flash mob. Students from Cedar Hill and Arbutus middle schools, as well as Reynolds secondary school,

Meeting explores landscape shifts The Friends of Uplands Park are hosting a public meeting to examine the shifting human and natural landscape in the Capital Region. “The Changing Landscape, Mega Fauna and Humans – the last 22,000 Years,” goes from the Ice Age to the establishment of Fort Victoria. The free gathering is March 8 at 7 p.m. at Windsor Park Pavilion. Refreshments will be provided, and donations are welcome.

chose dance to deliver their anti-bullying message to the province’s policy-makers. The event came a day in advance of Pink Shirt Day, which encourages people to wear pink in protest against bullying of any kind. “Lady Gaga is a real champion around anti-bullying,” Benson said. “She’s a proponent of accepting individual differences and (bringing) people together in the spirit of healthy relationships.” The performance, the result of a year’s planning, was well-received and delivered the group’s message as intended, Benson added. “Bullying isn’t normal behaviour so it’s not acceptable in schools or anywhere else.” Even Premier Christy Clark, wearing pink, took time from her schedule to make an appearance.

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Dance with a dash of salt Kyle Slavin News staff

George Scott has accommodated some pretty strange requests in his decades-long career working behind the scenes for theatres and dance companies. From ensuring mounds of dirt and engine blocks are onstage, to acquiring industrial fans and thousands of tomatoes, it’s all in a day’s work for a production manager. “Everybody’s heard of Van Halen’s rider and the brown M&Ms. Anyone that’s touring provides a rider, which details what they need from whoever is representing them locally. They bring the show and the performers, but often we work locally to provide all the stuff they need,” says Scott, production manager for Dance Victoria. Scott has spent the last few months researching and seeking out the perfect salt, a request on the rider for Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. “Table salt is too fine, and would get aspirated – so that’s not so good for dancers’ lungs. And bigger salt, like the kind you use on an icy sidewalk, that’s too big and it hurts when it falls,” he says. “What we need is topping salt, or some people call it pretzel salt. And

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Urbanite at the Art Gallery Celebrate the work of B.C. artists Sonny Assu, Gregory Ball, Megan Dickie, Tyler Hodgins and Alison MacTaggart in a boisterous evening featuring a DJ faceoff between DJ Murge and DJ Verse of Champion Sound Deejays, hits of humour from Theatre Skam, social commentary in the exhibition arena, and curator’s tours with Nicole Stanbridge. March 9, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets $15 or $11 for gallery members. Available online at urbanite.eventbrite. ca, at the door or call 250-384-4171.

Vespers at St. Philip’s church Jazz Vespers at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 2928 Eastdowne Rd., features the Bob Watts Trio. Superb jazz music in a reflective atmosphere. By donation. March 4, at 7:30 p.m. Info at 250-592-6823 or email • A19

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Victoria, Hermann’s lose exceptional jazz drummer Josh Dixon celebration set for Saturday Vivian Moreau News staff

Jennifer Dixon was swept away when she first met her future husband, Victoria drummer Josh Dixon, in a New York City coffee house 13 years ago. Tall, dark, with arresting green eyes, Josh looked like Dave Matthews, Jennifer thought. As they talked she found him to be kind, optimistic, and caring, qualities he exemplified until the day he died last month at 41. The two had been

married since 2006. Josh Dixon was well known to Victoria jazz fans as drummer, since 2004, in Hermann’s Jazz Club’s house band, the Tom Vickery Trio. Bassist and best friend since they were in high school Sean Drabitt said Dixon had an uncanny ability to mimic – yet make his own – jazz ride cymbal patterns of famed drummers such as Philly Joe Jones and post-bop era Elvin Jones. “He listened to what was going on and tried to make everything sound even better,” Drabbit said. Dixon also played with Karel Roessingh as part of the latter’s trio. “He always thought about each tune and how he could best play

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Hear Haida tales Kung Jaadee, a traditional Haida singer, drummer, and storyteller and one of Canada’s leading aboriginal performers will be in Victoria this week. Kung Jaadee-Roberta Kennedy will perform at the First Metropolitan United Church, Quadra St. at Balmoral. JaadeeOriginally from Haida K u n g Gwaii, she has given Roberta Kennedy hundreds of performances across Canada in the past two decades. Kung Jaadee loves dancing, singing, drumming and laughing, and says she is a true Raven – causing mischief wherever she goes in this world. Her stories stretch from before the beginning of time, to a time when humans learned from animals how to be true haada laas (good people). She prefers to use her Haida name, Kung Jaadee – Woman in the Moon – the personal crest she wears on her button blanket. Audience members of all ages can anticipate a fun-filled afternoon, and will even be given the opportunity to participate. The show is Sunday March 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $20 per family, $5 for low income/students/children.












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involved a club owner cum small time gangster who underpaid the band prompting them to skip out the back door leaving their bar bill unpaid. “He (the owner) came running after us waving his gun.” Although Dixon had lost weight in the past year after taking up running, he died in his sleep from a congenital heart condition. His father had the same condition and died at 51. In addition to Jennifer, he leaves behind his mother, Wendy Dixon, and sister and brother-in-law Chelsa and Matt England, niece Frances and nephew Eli. A celebration of life will be held March 3, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St.

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Drumming was as natural to Dixon as talking, Drabbit said. Dixon had learned the drums from his father George, also a talented beatsmith. Drabbit met Dixon at a University of Victoria jazz camp when they were both 16. While Drabbit went to Mt. Doug High, had a mullet, and “listened to terrible music,” Dixon attended Oak Bay High, “dressed sharp, and drove a nice MG. Women were always chasing him.” The two became good friends and remained so even after Dixon moved in 1991 to New York and then to New Orleans to play in some of the country’s best venues. Drabbit followed Dixon to New York and recalled the many gigs they played together. One


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Saanich police are asking Capital Region residents to keep their eyes peeled for a man who fled last week during his sentencing hearing for a 2009 break and enter. Cody James Patterson appeared in court on the morning of Feb. 23 for the start of his sentencing hearing. Cody James However, during a Patterson break for lunch with family members, the 22-yearold jumped out of a moving car and ran away before he could be sentenced

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Man wanted after jumping from car shortly before sentencing hearing that afternoon. Police from Saanich and Victoria failed to find Patterson. A warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this week. Patterson was facing charges following an incident on Feb. 28, 2009 in which two men broke into an apartment in the 3200-block of Glasgow Ave. Occupants inside the home were threatened with weapons. Patterson was charged with break and enter, assault with a weapon, and possession of a prohibited weapon. Police are asking anyone who may have seen Patterson to call 250-475-4321 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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More than a year after Shanne McCaffrey says she watched a man attack a female police officer outside a downtown Victoria convenience store, her voice cracked with emotion as she recalled the scene. “He just lunged at her,” the Crown witness told the four female and eight male jurists as well as B.C. Supreme Court Justice Keith Bracken on the third day of 57-year-old Guy Hervé Séguin’s attempted murder trial on Wednesday. Const. Lane Douglas-Hunt was investigating a shoplifting case at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 816 Douglas St. on Jan. 17, 2011. Douglas-Hunt, then 24, was leaving the store Douglas-Hunt

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when Séguin allegedly lashed out at her with a knife. “I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes.” McCaffrey recalled watching the officer, who suffered severe cuts to her hands and wounds to her neck, punch Séguin in the face during the struggle. “I could see the blood on her hands,” McCaffrey said, stopping for a moment to choke back tears. “She was really cut bad – her hands.” Crown counsellors Steve Fudge and Rome Carot wrapped up their portion of the proceedings Wednesday afternoon by playing a videotape of Victoria police Staff Sgt. Scott McGregor interviewing Séguin the night of the attack. The court listened as Séguin told the detective he had been trying to defend himself. “I’m tired of getting beaten by police officers,” he said. “This could have been prevented so easily.” Meanwhile, in the courtroom, the accused often bowed his head while the tape played, and at one point removed his glasses to rub his eyes. On the tape, Séguin said he “didn’t go there to kill (the officer). “I saw a cop and a badge who was going to beat me, and it’s all that was.” In addition to Douglas-Hunt’s testimony on Monday and Tuesday, court heard Crown witness Victoria police Const. Shannon Perkins recall that when she arrived at the scene, Douglas-Hunt and a bystander had Séguin pinned to the ground. Perkins pulled Douglas-Hunt off the accused after she heard someone say Douglas-Hunt had been stabbed. “She was in distress,” Perkins told Fudge, adding the younger officer was “mumbling incoherently” and talking quickly, and both of her hands were covered in blood. “She seemed to be losing consciousness,” she said. “I didn’t know if, quite frankly, she was dying. She just collapsed into my arms.” Crown counsellors were expected to conclude Wednesday. Defence lawyer Jordan Watt was scheduled to begin presenting his arguments and evidence today (March 2). Two weeks have been set aside for the trial.



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SPORTS Rogue wrestler Claremont’s only wrestler is tops in B.C. Travis Paterson News staff

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Last week, Nolan Mitchell was just another Grade 9 student walking the halls of Claremont secondary. But since winning all three matches in the 41 kilogram weight class, at the high school provincial championships in Penticton from Feb. 23 to 25, Mitchell is starting to get some recognition. “Who knew we had a wrestling team?” said one teacher. “I know Nolan. Didn’t know he was a wrestler.” “Mitchell is the wrestling team,” cracked a parent. As of Wednesday, Mitchell didn’t even know his name was flashing on the school sign out front, greeting visitors as they approach with “Way to go Nolan.” “I hadn’t seen that,” said the 14-year-old. Soft-spoken, Mitchell might continue to go unnoticed as an elite athlete at Clare-

Nolan Mitchell, right, wrestles Paul Opeda at the 2012 provincial championships in Penticton. Mitchell, a Grade 9 student at Claremont, is headed to the wrestling nationals in Fredericton this April. mont. But not in the wrestling himself is very high,” Zuback world. said. “He sets his goals and he’s “It’s safe to say Nolan’s a very like a sponge.” special athlete, he’s going places,” Only two schools in the entire said Mitchell’s coach Nick Zuback region, Esquimalt High and Reynof the Cowichan Wrestling Club. olds, have actual wrestling teams. Thanks to a pair of dedicated For everyone else, there is the parents, who make the one hour Victoria Bulldogs wrestling club, drive to Duncan twice a week, run by wrestling legend Ed AshMitchell manages three weekly more. sessions, totalling five hours under Mitchell trained with the BullNolan Mitchell the watchful eyes of Zuback. dogs last year, and attended as It is a long drive, and Mitchell many tournaments as he could. admits he usually falls asleep. But his effort That’s where he came to know Zuback. once he gets there has woken up those who In Penticton, Mitchell came out of a weight understand the sport. class 12 athletes deep. He only needed two “Mitchell’s commitment level to better rounds in each match, and didn’t surrender a


Crooks scored for the Royals in Tuesday’s loss to the Spokane Chiefs.


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If necessary, the first st round playoff series between the Saanich Braves and Campbell River Storm will continue with Game 7 tonight (March 2), 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena. The Storm evened the series at 2-2 with a 6-3 win in Campbell River on Tuesday. Junior veteran Brett Willsie scored twice to lead the Storm, with Ty Jones, James Kellington and Nick Vanstone each

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scoring for the Braves. The series continued past press’ time with Game 5 in Saanich on Wednesday, and Game 6 in Campbell River on Thursday. Over in North Saanich, the P Peninsula Panthers missed two o opportunities to win their series a against the Oceanside Generals after taking 3-0 lead. The Generals won 7-2 on Monday and 3-1 on Tuesday. The series continues tonight with Game 6 at Panorama Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. If necessary, Game 7 goes Sunday in Parksville. Visit for playoff updates from the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.


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Dockers and Bulldogs Eight Esquimalt wrestlers qualified for provincials: Kasha Solley, Jordan Merrick, Mohammed Abubakar, Daniel Norwood, Andrew Heels, Mitchell Keeping, Chris Dube and Warren Clark. Clark placed sixth in the 70-kg class, while Lochlan Ellis from Reynolds was sixth in the 66-kg class. Brett Matthews from Stelly’s represented the Victoria Bulldogs. Matthews recently won gold at the Island championships, and finished fourth in the 84-kg category at provincials. Matthews is planning to make the trip to Fredericton for nationals in April.

University Rugby 7s in Langford Saturday is rugby madness for the University of Victoria. The school’s men’s and women’s rugby programs will field a total of five different teams. The Vikes are entering a men’s team and two women’s teams into the second annual National University Rugby Sevens Championship in Langford. Play began at 10 a.m. today (March 2) at Bear Mountain Stadium, part of the brand new Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence, and wraps up Saturday night, with the shield, bowl, plate and cup finals going from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Vikes men won the inaugural event last year, and this year the tournament has added the women’s bracket, with the University of British Columbia, the University of Guelph and UBC-Okanagan jumping in against the two Vikes teams. Meanwhile in the CDI Premier League, the Vikes are also hosting Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers for first division and premier league matches at Wallace Field at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Earlier at 11:30 a.m., the Vikes women are hosting Coquitlam’s United rugby club, also at Wallace.


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single point in the gold medal match against the No. 2 seed, Justin Cacatian of Vancouver. “I was so full of adrenaline after I won. I’m still feeling good about it,” Mitchell said. Going into the provincials Mitchell’s camp, including his dad, Lance, and Zuback, figured Cacatian’s No. 2 seed was deceiving. They all saw Cacatian beat Mitchell in the first tournament of the season. “I said ‘Nolan, you’re not the same wrestler as you were two months ago. The way you transition and move is totally different.’ And sure enough, (Cacatian) had no chance,” Zuback said. Adding drama to the weekend was Zuback’s absence due to an emergency appendectomy. Because the matches were streamed online, Zuback was able to shout commands while recovering on his couch at home, as though he was ringside. “It was really hard not being able to go. I was watching and luckily it was only about a three second delay,” Zuback said. “Through the phone I had a parent relaying my comments, and I could hear her shouting my suggestions through the webcast.”

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Call him the Karate Kid. Jean Newell pulled in four medals, two team and two individual, including a gold medal in each, leading Victoria’s athletic contingent at the 2012 B.C. Winter Games in Vernon last week. Newell is just one the 1,145 athletes, 292 coaches and 160 officials who took part in the 15 different sports. Greater Victoria athletes pulled in their fair share of the Island/ Coastal zone’s 52 medals. Some athletes came awfully close to adding even more medals, such as Hannah Benischek, who was fifth on the moguls, fifth on the dual moguls, sixth in the big air course and fifth in the combined course. The Benischek family did prevail on the snowy hills however, as the younger Emma Benischek won silvers in the individual and dual moguls.


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“I think you can wrap it up by saying these were literally the best-ever B.C. Winter Games.” – Kelly Mann As the B.C. Games cauldron flame was extinguished and the flag was passed to Surrey, host of the 2012 B.C. Summer Games, B.C. Games Society president and CEO, Kelly Mann said, “I think you can wrap it up by saying these were literally the best-ever B.C. Winter Games.” Mann also commended the 2,400 volunteers, “Whether they spent four hours, or two years, they did a collective job that hasn’t been seen in this community for years and years.”


Classroom Instructor The Mustard Seed Street Church Is seeking a part-time, 8 hour a week, contract Classroom Instructor for our new Family Centre PreEmployment program. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in adult education, social work or a related field. The position calls for extensive experience in planning, presenting and co-facilitating groups. Previous experience working for a not-for-profit agency is important. In addition to the skills and abilities above, this position requires someone who is a practising Christian. References and a current Criminal Record Check are required. Please submit resume Attn: Nancy Snowsell on or before March 9, 2012.

Games results Medal results for Victoria athletes from the B.C. Winter Games in Greater Vernon, Feb. 23 to 26

Archery Gold Match Play Recurve Boys Willner, Coleman Gold Aggregate Recurve Boys Willner, Coleman

Curling Silver Team Female Silversides, Katherine Brilz, Sydney Silver Team Male Silversides, Duncan Boychuk-Chorney, Benton Zorn, Jacob

Figure Skating Bronze Pre-Novice Women Wavryk, Mackenzie

Gymnastics Bronze Uneven Bars Girls Louis, Natalie

Judo Gold Boys under-50 kgs Jolley, Brennan, Gold Judo

Karate Gold Team Kata Female Irvine, Camille Silver Team Kata Male Newell, Geoffrey Newell, Jean MacDonell, Alex Silver Team Kumite Male Newell, Jean MacDonell, Alex Gold Team Kumite Female Irvine, Camille Bronze Boys Kumite +55 kgs MacDonell, Alex Bronze Girls Kumite +55 kgs Irvine, Camille Gold Boys Kata Newell, Jean Gold Boys Kumite -44 kgs Newell, Jean

Skiing Silver Juvenile Moguls Female Benischek, Emma Silver Juvenile Dual Moguls Female Benischek, Emma

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

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HOMES FOR RENT BRENTWOOD BAY 4 bdrm (3 upper, 1 lower extra bdrm or office), 2 baths, large fenced yard. Close to schools, bus, etc. N/P. Ref’s. $1700.+ utils. (250)652-1432. COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to elem & sec schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1900 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146. GORDON HEAD. Large 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, deck + 2-bdrm in-law suite, workshop. 2 F/P NS/NP. $2200. (250)477-6541 SAANICH- 3 BDRMS+ separate in-law suite. Avail Mar 15. $2200 (negotiable). (250)4790275. VICTORIA DOWNTOWN: Near Cook St. village, new 2 bdrm house stainless 5 apls prvt fenced yard pet ok N/S Mar 1st $1400. 250-383-8800

SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!

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

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.




Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Capriet Rental

Pacific Village rentals

Call: 1-250-616-9053



RING/WATCH, $10. Murchie tins, $20. Snow chains, $20. HK plate, $30.(250)508-9008.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

Fraser Tolmie Apts 1 & 2 Bedrooms 1701 Cedar Hill X Road for pics

LAVENDER CO-OP accepting applications for a 1 bdrm, $574/mo. Quiet area, sm pet ok, W/D hook up, insuite storage, lrg bright kitchen. Gross income $25,000.+ share purchase is $2,500. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

FURNITURE TEAK HUTCH, $550 and teak table $150 or both $600. Bookcase $35. (250)385-3547

OAK BAY, sunny, 1 bdrm, balcony, quiet, mature, N/P, N/S, steps to ocean, $840 mo incls H & H/W, 250-598-9632

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FURNITURE, MATTRESS, Tools & Hdwe Sale! New & Used, Good Selection, Cheap! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney.


COTTAGES SIDNEY CHARMING garden cottage, sea view & beach access on bus route to Sidney & Victoria, near ferries & airport. Totally reno’d, with beautiful fir floors, 1 bdrm (fits queen or smaller), 1 bath (shower, no tub), open kitchen/dining & living area, 4 appliances, off street prkg. $1000. NP/NS. Opportunity to garden. Long term preferred. 250-656-3003.

SAANICH: FURNISHED large 1 bdrm suite. NP/NS. Avail Now. Refs req’d. $900/mo inclusive. Call 250-721-0281, 250-858-0807. SIDNEY WATERFRONT- 1 bdrm. $1000 inclusive. Refs. NP/NS. (250)656-4003. UPTOWN, 1 bdrm 820 sq ft, 3 storage rooms, patio, yard, parking, own ent., NS/NP, $860 inclusive, 250-886-5896.

SUITES, UPPER SAANICHTON- 35’ 5th wheel, partly furnished, 8x12 laundry room. N/S, N/P. Ref’s. $700/mo. Call 250-652-0591. SIDNEY AREA, bright upper 1 bdrm suite, $825, heat & H/W incl’d, full kitchen, full bath, W/D, storage, private patio. Avail April. 1. 250-516-8086.


1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back & fold down double bed. Immaculate condition. Full shower with skylight, generator, air conditioning, 91,000 km. $16,500. (250) 743-6036

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

SIDNEY: BRIGHT bachelor, $700 view, priv deck, close to park, ocean , shops. NS/NP. Avail Apr. 1. Call 250-6561672 or 250-884-4159.


SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

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



CORDOVA BAY- 2 bdrms, W/D, hydro incld. Avail Mar 1. $920/mo. (250)658-4760. ESQ/GORGE, BRIGHT spacious, 2 bdrm grd level, on bus route, laundry, lrg fenced yard, N/S. $1100 mo incls all utils. Avail now. Call 250-384-5466. GLANDFORD/CAREY, avail Apr. 1 bright modern, new above grd 1 bdrm suite. Sep ent, shared laundry, incls utils & cable. 1 cat allowed, N/S, on bus route, close to all amens. $875 mo. Call (250)995-1753. GLANFORD- Mar 1. 1100 sqft 2 bdrm, quiet/bright. Reno kitch & bdrm closet. w/d, full bath, storage, priv entr, sm yrd, near bus, amens. NS/NP, $1030, ht, h/w, hydro/internet incld. Refs. 250-704-0197. GORGE. 2-BDRM. Bright, spacious, quiet. 5 appliances, cat ok. Avail now. $1100. inclusive. (250)884-5245. KEATING- 1 bdrm, W/D. $800 inclds hydro+ H/W. Avail Now. (250)652-1612.

2008 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 door, auto, top of the line & fully loaded including rare power sunroof option. Babied by 1 owner, garage kept, hwy commuter (76k). Dealer maintained. Burgundy with factory 5 spoke alloy wheels & a set of winters tires on steel rims. Full power-train warranty until Dec. 20 2012. $15,750 o.b.o. 250-466-4156

AUTO FINANCING DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

250-885-1427 Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped! KG MOBILE Mechanic. Convenience of having a mechanic at home or on the road. (250)883-0490.


$0-$1000 CASH For Junk Cars/Trucks Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE! 250-588-7172

toll free 1-888-588-7172 1986 VW VANAGON- 110,178 original km, camperized. $5000 obo. (250)544-4303. 1994 Toyota Camry LE, 4 cylinder, 4-dr. sedan, automatic, beige, runs well, well maintained, 216,000 kms., air cond., power windows & cruise control. On snow tires now - also included are 4 allseasons on rims. $2,200. 250592-2196 until Mar. 6. Email FOR SALE: Excavating Company including excavators, dump trucks and skid steers. $250,000 O.B.O FOR SALE: Septic Pumping Company includes 2 trucks (one hydrovac, one pump truck) 250,000 O.B.O Email: for more details.

MARINE BOATS $$$ BOATS Wanted. Any size. Cash buyer. Also trailers and outboards. 250-544-2628.


















DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656.

SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858.

AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests & fertilize. (250)882-3129

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.


J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677

EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.

AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002.

20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming, Soil/Mulch (2 cu yd), Hauling. 250-479-6495

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File



250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920.

WE LOVE DIRTY KITCHENS! House cleaning regularly or one time. 250-532-6858.

CLEANING SERVICES #1 CAREBEAR CLEANING. Earth friendly products. House, office & rental. Senior discount. $25hr. 250-217-5507 ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. EAST COAST CLEANER Residential, Commercial and Post-Construction. Quality cleaning guaranteed. Call Today! 250-812-8722 HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656.

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542.

GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Spring cleanup, tree & hedge pruning. 23yrs exp. WCB.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB • A27

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ANOTHER LAWN SEASON! Replace it with a beautiful Garden or Patio. 30 yrs exp. Call 250-858-3564.

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

CA$H for CAR$

SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs.

LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.



ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood Blooms For All Seasons Garden & flower design Garden bed maintenance Pruning Real Estate staging Container design Seasonal clean-ups Lucia Salazar, LHT Fully insured Tel: (250) 382-9565 http://passionforgardening DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. OVERGROWN GARDEN? Cleanups. Pruning roses, fruit tree, hedges. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.


SUMMIT IRRIGATION. Highly Respected Van company now in Victoria! Pro Irrigation & Water Services. 250-883-1041



CAPTAIN JUNK. Free est. Satisfaction guar. Same day removal. Call 250-813-1555.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942.

HANDYPERSONS ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: QUALITY WORK. All Renos & Repairs. Decks, Suites, Drywall, Painting. 250-818-7977. SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.


CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

Peacock Painting


✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858. I’VE GOT a truck. I can haul. Reasonable rates, so call. Phil 250-595-3712. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. Satisfaction guar. WCB cov. 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-813-1555. DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results.

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.


250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance


GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-889-5794. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter Cleaning. Thorough Job at a Fair Price! Repairs, gutter guard, power/window washing, roof de-moss. Free no obligation estimates.

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB


A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046 PROF & custom installs of floor & wall tiles. Heated flooring, Custom Showers. Reno’s, new constr. Bob 250-812-7448


UPHOLSTERY YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.

DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 - SAANICH

Select your home. Select your mortgage. Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688

1631 Warren Gardens, $750,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

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107-75 Songhees, $850,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

5-675 Superior, $599,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

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Saturday 1-3 Sutton West Coast Lenna Dallen 250 479-3333

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Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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Saturday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 14

302-1270 Beach Dr., $460,000 pg.7

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535

pg. 19

pg. 5

3155 Westdowne, $899,000 pg. 29

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 37

2021 Pelly Plc. pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Brooks 250-370-7788

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Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

3393 Henderson, $669,000 pg. 18

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

pg. 12

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 384-8124

Saturday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Stacey Dewhurst 250 384-8124

pg. 15

Saturday March 22 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tim McNaughton, 250-896-0600

pg. 11

pg. 14

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford 250 889-8200

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-385-2033

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey 250-592-4422

pg. 39

Saturday & Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Carl Latzel 250 384-8124

pg. 18

pg. 8

2968 Cedar Hill Rd, $414,000 pg. 18

#1-1146 Richardson, $379,900

pg. 14

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

1408 Ireland pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003

2375 Cranmore Rd., $679,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

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pg. 12

20-126 Hallowell, $419,900

pg. 29

114 Lekwammen Dr, $269,888 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

pg. 10

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124

3-709 Luscombe Pl, $619,900 Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 3

5460 Old West Saanich, $1,179,000 Sunday 1-3 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Brooks, 250-370-7788

Sunday 2:00-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Ed G. Sing 250-744-3301

pg. 10

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

304-4535 Viewmont, $239,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

211-4529 West Saanich, $379,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

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3828 Cardie, $629,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van der Vlugt 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lucy Richardson 250 744-3301

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

Thursday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Geoff McLean 250 744-3301

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10450 Allbay, $479,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Sandra Hoff, 818-5775

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957 Verdier, $544,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

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2123 James White Blvd. W., $479,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Chris Fairlie 250-386-8875

pg. 24

2051 Ardwell Ave., $469,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

3730 Blenkinsop, $598,800 pg. 21

pg. 14

8152 Woodwyn, $1,239,000 pg. 20

909 Lucas Ave., $599,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen 250-386-8875

pg. 3

1886 McTavish, $499,000 pg. 34

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

2036 Saltair, $759,500

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28-2070 Amelia Ave, $247,500 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131

21-881 Nicholson, $679,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

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pg. 35

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

pg. 22

2132 Brethour Pkwy. pg. 37

pg. 12

300-21 Conard, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Bruce, 250-656-0131

1190 Maplegrove pg. 18

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114

813 Kona Cres, $730,000

312-894 Vernon, $285,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

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4095 Braefoot Rd., $949,000

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301

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770 Linkleas, $584,900 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

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pg. 16 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

1829 Hillcrest, $595,000

4190 Kashtan Pl, $529,900

301-380 Waterfront, $569,625 pg. 15

303-4030 Quadra, $289,000

308-1505 Church, $199,900

1-1020 Queens, $359,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Carl Latzel 250 384-8124

3880 Synod, $499,900

3520 Upper Te

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Dana Hahn 250-744-3301

pg. 6

406-1068 Tolmie

982 Taine, $528,000

404-104 Dallas Rd, $429,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

pg. 21

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Garreth Jones, 250-744-3301 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Joseph Martin 250 474-4176

4027 Britton, $612,000 pg. 22

1051 Baldwin Plc., $699,800

206-3363 Glasgow

101-1807 Oak Bay Ave

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

pg. 21

pg. 29

pg. 8

pg. 22

409-4536 Viewmont, $299,900

pg. 13

4665 Amblewood Dr

Sunday 1-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003 pg. 15

pg. 21

pg. 19 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Julie Demelo 250-479-3333

4744 Interurban

816 Hartford Green, $624,800

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

101-2095 Oak Bay, $205,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

pg. 21

360-4488 Chatterton

205-2095 Oak Bay Ave. Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell 250-477-5353

2120 Kings, $749,999 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 22

305-820 Short St., $349,888

25-909 Admirals, $379,000 pg. 19

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lucy Richardson 250 744-3301

pg. 22

2921 Inez Ave.

4682 Scottswood, $530,000

107D-1115 Craigflower Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Karin Barlow 250-385-2033

4424 Torquay, $499,900

934 Craigflower, $449,000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 12

102-3969 Shelbourne, $215,000

1250 Craigflower, $449,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

984 Taine

462 Sturdee St, $609,000

301-1121 Esquimalt, $214,900

604-103 Gorge Rd E

604-75 Songhees, $698,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Paul Whitney 250-889-2883

925 Devonshire Rd., $429,900

1321 George St., $959,000

207-935 Johnson, $321,888

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 6

405-1235 Johnson, $173,000

625 Cornwall, $591,900

B707 Linden

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Ed G. Sing 250-744-3301

602-1015 Pandora, $349,900

2001 Runnymede, $1.2 Million

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

501-1061 Fort, $215,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422

2239 Shelbourne St, $384,000

104-439 Cook St., $325,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge 250 477-7291

pg. 11

1021 Craigdarroch, $739,000

2-1200 Richardson

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 8

107-420 Parry, $309,000

11-3008 Quadra, $409,000

510-845 Yates, $389,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sarah Appelman 250-477-5353

4291 Eastridge, $599,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Toby Trembath 250 385-2033

402-11 Cooperage, $448,000

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey 250-385-2033

110-1505 Church, $229,900

pg. 13

110-1035 Sutlej, $299,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 474-6003

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Laura Akers 250 516-1644

101-1151 Rockland, $229,000

315-205 Kimta Rd, $724,900

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

541 Crossandra, $309,900

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Nicholas Bardon 250 388-5882

1446 Fairfield, $869,000

15 Dock, $764,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

4028 Shelbourne, $779,000

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Limited Shaughna Boggs-Wright 250-391-1893

309 Kingston, $749,000

710 Linden Ave. Saturday & Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

108-848 Esquimalt Rd., $174,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353

23-60 Dallas pg. 13

edition of

201-300 Waterfront, $599,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

Saturday 12-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

Mar. 1 - Mar. 7

Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

C-707 Linden, $439,900

N1106-737 Humboldt

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

3-828 Rupert Terrace

308-930 North Park, $224,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

Published Every Thursday

3108 Mars St, $558,000

401-525 Broughton St., $459,000 Sunday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535


402-1000 McClure

401-1536 Hillside Ave, $289,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ted Tyrrell 250-477-7291

This Weekend’s

1020 Richardson

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar, 250-384-8124


203-3277 Quadra St, $263,000 Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

pg. 21

31-7401 Central Saanich, $179,900

118-3225 Eldon, $169,900 Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 14

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 39 • A29

SAANICH NEWS - Friday, March 2, 2012

This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday


Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Mar. 1 - Mar. 7 edition of

1719 Barrett, $769,000

916 Grilse, $889,000

563 Brant Pl

3352 Mary Anne Cres, $429,900

3001 Alouette, $499,900

47-2817 Sooke Lake Rd, $114,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale, 250-812-7277

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 474-6003

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Tony Wick, 250-478-9600

828 Bexhill Pl, $659,900

2101 Bishops Gate, $610,900

pg. 23

23-2560 Wilcox Terr., $339,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

9045 Lochside Dr, $975,000 pg. 12

105-7583 Central Saanich Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Joseph Martin 250 474-4176

pg. 23

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 6

pg. 37

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

631 Glacier Ridge, $499,900 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943

303-7088 West Saanich pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Barbara Scott 250-383-1500

pg. 23

pg. 37

pg. 23

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943

pg. 26

pg. 24

2687 Winster, $429,900

2310 Weiler Ave., $484,900 pg. 23

Sunday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

pg. 37

pg. 26

pg. 34

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ron Bahrey 250 477-7291

pg. 31

pg. 8

Sunday 1-2:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 11

Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

Thetis Edge Six Mile Rd, $265,900 pg. 31

Saturday 2:30-4:00 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Peter Gaby 250 477-7291

pg. 7

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $684,900 pg. 24

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Dennis Jabs, 250-882-7393

Saturday 1-3 & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250-858-0424

pg. 31

835 Gade, $699,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Don Burnham 250 516-1510

2779 Lakehurst Dr pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Ted Tyrrell, 250-477-7291

pg. 31

pg. 31

2572 Jeanine Dr., $455,000 pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten 250-479-3333

pg. 25

6446 Willowpark, $428,800 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

3363 Mary Anne, $499,900 pg. 31

22-3049 Brittany, $339,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Diego Lauricella, 250-479-3333

304-611 Brookside, $198,000

pg. 5

549 Delora Dr., $599,000

633 Rason Rd, $519,900

123-945 Bear Mountain, $515,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

Saturday & Sunday 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher 250-477-1100

pg. 25

2735 Cornerstone Trc., $465,000

7958 Galbraith, $520,000

3319 Anchorage, $479,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave O’Byrne 250 592-4422

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Tony Elwell, 250-384-8124

206-611 Goldstream

468 Chapel Heights, $624,000

1826 Millstream Rd

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893 Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 474-6003

pg. 25

204-663 Goldstream, $249,900

662 Goldstream Ave., $219,900

pg. 22

301-2380 Brethour

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

pg. 26

557 Delora, $534,900

2539 Twin View Pl, $989,000

pg. 26

3440 Fulton

pg. 22

84-2600 Ferguson, $405,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Bernie Wilkinson 250 477-5353

pg. 35

Sunday 3:00-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

735 Heaslip, $329,900

749 Treanor Ave, $539,900

2518 Mill Hill, $449,900 9637 Second St., $569,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250 655-0608

pg. 25

pg. 24

768 Willing Dr, $659,000

107-10160 Third, $259,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Laura Godbeer 250 479-3333

pg. 31

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 37

983 Rattanwood Plc., $589,900

3-515 Mount View, $320,000

pg. 34

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten 250-479-3333

pg. 24

9319 East Saanich, $785,900

302-1240 Verdier Ave, $352,700

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

pg. 31

907 Dawn Lane, $565,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Gary Anderson, 250-744-3301

9336 Maryland, $419,400

3-2654 Lancelot Plc., $579,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 32

pg. 26

2908 Corrine Plc., $475,000 pg. 39

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Naomi Larkins 250-384-8124

pg. 24

2116 Skylark, $489,000

2949 Trestle, $364,900

302-908 Brock Ave., $349,000

15-551 Bezanton, $510,000

593 Latoria, $285,000

1150 Cougar Ridge Rd., $539,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 474-6003

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack 250-661-4088

Saturday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital - Westshore Pat Tosczak 250-474-4800 pg. 32

pg. 23

pg. 37

pg. 25

pg. 31

pg. 7

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Friday, March 2, 2012 - SAANICH


Saanich cops represented at state trooper’s funeral Two Saanich police officers travelled to Kent, Wash. this week to represent the department at a public memorial held for a state trooper who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Feb. 23. Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Radulescu was a 16-year veteran of his police force. “These are hard-working men and women that are out making communities safe everywhere in law enforcement, and it’s our obligation to show support,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “We attend all too many funerals like this, unfortunately.” Radulescu’s memorial service was to take place on Thursday afternoon.

Eighteen-year-old Justine Corcovo smiles as she adjusts a necklace on her chosen gown. Reflected in the mirror is Eiizabeth Surerus, founder of The Magic Wand, a gown and tuxedo lending service based out of her Cordova Bay home. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Lindalee Brougham, Chair, on behalf of the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) Board of Directors, invites the public to attend the VAA’s

Grad made more affordable Magic Wand rents low-cost formal wear for grads

Airport Consultative Committee Public Meeting 7:30 am, Tuesday, March 13, 2012

High school graduation ceremonies can be a financial drain on parents, but there’s at least one way to ease the burden. The Magic Wand is a not-forprofit grad attire rental service that allows students anywhere in Greater Victoria to borrow a dress or tuxedo, shoes and accessories from a large inventory without a rental charge.

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC (Continental breakfast served) Agenda available at Enquiries: (250) 953-7501

(There is, however, a $30 cleaning fee collected.) Elizabeth Surerus has outfitted some 50 to 60 students annually from her Cordova Bay home for the last eight years. It was a project she began after she saw similar work done on the mainland and recognized a local need. Originally only offered to those suffering from financial hardship, The Magic Wand is now open to anyone interested in cutting costs and foregoing the purchase of what often becomes one-time wear clothing. “I’m so afraid that people will

go out and pay $300 to $400 for a dress when they don’t need to,” Surerus said. Surerus hosts a boutique weekend March 17 and 18 to outfit students in grad gear and arrange any necessary alterations, a part of the service which is also offered free of charge thanks to volunteers. For more information, or to book an appointment, contact Surerus at 250-658-0246. Visit The Magic Wand online at www.themagicwandproject. ca.




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