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Planners ponder how pedestrians will cross through the Craigflower bridge work zone this summer. News, Page A3

Olympian Adam Kreek will try to set a Guiness record for a rowing class this Friday in Victoria. Sports, Page A26

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Classrooms go quiet in SD 62 Teachers strike for three days Edward Hill News staff

But for the quiet swish of mops, classrooms in the Sooke School District were quiet this week in the wake of the provincial teachers’ strike. One 10-year-old boy had the run of Happy Valley elementary on Monday, but parents kept the vast majority of students at home. Of about 8,500 kids in the district, less than a dozen were dropped off at schools. “We are here and we are open,� remarked Julia Sahota, principal of Happy Valley. “We can keep them safe, but there are no teachers here to teach them.� Silence in school halls was in contrast to honks of support from traffic as hundreds of West Shore teachers walked “information lines� for their legal three-day strike. Teachers say the job action is about fighting for control of class size and adequate help for special needs students. “There are so many students with different needs in a class of 35 to 40. I can’t get to every student who needs one-on-one attention or help,� said Paul Waterlander, staff union rep and a Belmont secondary history teacher. “Today is a response to a government that refuses to negotiate with teachers. Bill 22 is contract stripping,� he said. “The (B.C. Teachers’ Federation) is asking for neutral mediation, not government appointed mediators.� The atmosphere on the “information lines� remained jovial and good spirited as teachers paced sidewalks to keep warm.

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Lynn Straiton, treasurer of CUPE local 495 and a Sooke School District bus driver, takes some time to deep clean his bus on Monday due to the teacher’s strike. Non-teaching staff are still on the job during the labour dispute. As SD 62 secretary treasurer Dave Lockyer walked out of the Jacklin Road district office, he waved to Belmont teachers and called out a friendly “hello.� “We are all friends here,� Lockyer said. “It’s really not a problem here, it’s a problem at the provincial level.� Sooke Teachers Association president Patrick Henry said teachers are overwhelmed from support of the passing public. “Everyone is chipper and cheerful with all the support they are getting,� he said. The BCTF maintains Bill 22 strips key provisions out of collective agreement, including class size and composition. The wording of Bill 22 does disallow the teachers’ collective bargaining from including the negotiation of class sizes, work loads, staffing level ratios, and a number of provisions that might restrict the power of a school board to make regulations. The bill does restrict class size to 30 students for grades 4 to 12, unless overridden by the district or school principal.

Belmont teachers line Jacklin Road Monday morning on the first of a three-day strike this week. Charla Huber/News staff

“Other unions recognize this as a labour busting agenda,� Henry said. Teachers have permission from the Labour Relations Board to strike for three days this week and one day per week over the next two weeks. Henry couldn’t predict if teachers would return to classrooms on Thursday. The BCTF and teachers can be heavily fined for illegal strike days. “I can’t speculate. It’s day by day right now,� Henry said on Monday. “No one can

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predict what will happen.� In the meantime, non-teaching staff are taking advantage of empty classrooms to catch up on maintenance and cleaning. “The chairs are up, (janitorial staff) are waxing floors and doing what needs to be done,� said SD 62 superintendent Jim Cambridge. “Work is happening all over.� PLEASE SEE: Government, Page A4

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Pedestrians remain a puzzle for bridge rebuild Craigflower bridge closure in two months Edward Hill News staff

Commuters and businesses in the Admirals Walk area are bracing for six months of traffic woes as the deadline looms for replacing Craigflower bridge. The aging wood-trestle bridge on Admirals Road, which funnels 18,000 vehicles per day between View Royal, Esquimalt and Saanich, is scheduled to close June 1 for six months. Similar to the nearby Admirals Road bridge replacement three years ago, Saanich transportation planners expect traffic to disperse evenly through the nearby municipalities. Specific detour routes won’t be set up. But increasing complications, for the first two months Saanich plans to shut down Gorge Road West from Tillicum to Admirals to traffic to replace sewer pipes. “This is definitely more complex (than the Admirals bridge project) just from the fact we share this bridge with View Royal and we have a school there,” said Steve Holroyd, a transportation technician with Saanich. “The impact is more complex.” Engineers are scratching their heads on how pedestrians and students will cross the Gorge waterway to access Craigflower school or View Royal businesses at Admirals Walk. Holroyd said they will need to get students to school, but also allow elderly and special needs people who might not drive access to area shops. “If a kid gets sick how will a parent pick them up? There are a variety of issues,” Holroyd said at an open house in View

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Jim Yardley, Jason Anderson and John Nies fish for herring off Craigflower Bridge. The new bridge will include a wider pedestrian platform closer to the water, making it easier for anglers to reel in their catch. Royal. “We need to accommodate school kids and heavy (pedestrian) use through the day. We haven’t 100 per cent decided how that’s going to be done.” Overwhelming feedback from the public, parents and Craigflower school is to build a temporary — or perhaps permanent — pedestrian bridge, but that is estimated at $250,000 and would eat into a $10.7-million budget with little wiggle room. Bridge project manager and Saanich engineer Troy McKay expects people might be allowed to cross the old bridge during the summer, and the new bridge by the fall, but the final pedestrian management plan isn’t settled. The company which wins the bridge replacement contract will need to devise a traffic management plan. “The easiest may be a temporary bridge,” McKay said. “The worse case scenario is there would be no (pedestrian)

crossing in July or August.” Water taxis were considered but ruled out as impractical in terms of the regulatory regime to install docks. A pontoon type floating bridge was also suggested, but Transportation Canada insists the Gorge waterway be kept open to marine traffic. Gorge Road being closed for two months caught View Royal politicians off guard. “I’m not sure that makes sense,” remarked Coun. David Screech. “Residents will be going through a lot of pain already.” The Craigflower project isn’t expected to create as severe an impact on traffic flow as last year’s Island Highway Improvement Project near Four Mile hill, but nearby businesses fear customers will reflexively give a wide berth to the Craigflower and Admirals area. Lori Lelonde, owner of Your Pet Pals in

Nelson Square, lost 30 per cent of her business during the Island Highway project, and worries this year’s roadwork will shut her 15-year business down. Customers told her roadwork and associated traffic jams kept them away, she said. If the same happens this summer, four people might lose their jobs. “If I make it through this I’ll be surprised,” Lelonde said. “Three years ago it was the Admirals bridge, then Island Highway and now Craigflower. It’s one after another with traffic delays.” View Royal Mayor Graham Hill agrees businesses have had it rough over the past few years. “When we worked on Four Mile Hill, we estimated some businesses would lose 25 per cent of their daily take, turns out some lost 35 per cent,” the mayor said. “Jobs are at stake. The community has to be considered with the impacts and how to balance that out.” Currently two lanes with narrow sidewalks, the new Craigflower bridge will be rebuilt with two northbound lanes entering View Royal and one southbound into Saanich. It will be further widened with bike paths and generous sidewalks with the herring fishery in mind. The 78-year-old timber trestles will be replaced with steel, although some original wood might be incorporated into aesthetic features of the bridge. McKay said the bridge revamp project began due to the cramped sidewalks and lack of bike lanes. “We asked what could we do to improve Craigflower bridge based on pedestrians and cyclists. The end of that is the result we have today,” he said. “When you deal with a new bridge you have to look at everything.” For more on the Craigflower bridge project see www.viewroyal.ca.

Mountain biker spends cold night in the woods Kyle Wells News staff

A 21-year-old mountain biker spent a cold, wet night lost in a forest west of Mount Wells Regional Park on Saturday before being found by Metchosin Search and Rescue. Russell Abraham got lost on Saturday while mountain biking in the Sooke Hills area, west of Humpback Road and north of Sooke Road. As dusk approached Abraham realized he was lost and called his stepmother with his

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some landmarks that he had seen that searchers used as clues to find him. Search and Rescue halted the search at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning, spent some time planning and then reconvened at about 6 a.m. to start searching again in the light. By that time Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue and Saanich Search and Rescue joined in with the effort. At about 10 a.m. they found Abraham, cold and soaked but otherwise healthy. He walked out of the forest near Ragged Moun-

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Government in no hurry to pass back to work bill Continued from Page A1

Cambridge said it will be up to the province if extra class time will be added for missing three instructional days. “Hopefully the secondary students facing provincial exams have taken work home to keep caught up.” Bill 22 was up for debate in the legislature Monday. NDP house leader John Horgan said the government could push the law through and force teachers back to work, but the Liberals don’t appear to be in a hurry. “My sense is there will be a slow walk through,” said Horgan, MLA for Juan de Fuca. “There is no sense of urgency, but (today) that could change.” All opposition members are ready to speak against the bill, Horgan said, which could add up to 34 hours, which doesn’t include clauseby-clause debate. Stephanie Longstaff, president of the district parent advisory council, said parents are making due, but would like to see an end to the labour strife. “Personally, it’s unfortunate children’s education has to be affected by this,” she said. As mom of a Grade 9 Dunsmuir secondary student, Longstaff is keeping her son busy around the house. “He’s doing yard work for a few days,” she said laughing. He doesn’t mind missing school for a few days. “He’d rather make a few bucks.” —with files from Charla Huber

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Falling off the grid

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Royal Roads University sociology professor Phillip Vannini is exploring the lives of people living “off the grid,” but is finding many remain well connected to society.

Edward Hill News staff

It worried Phillip Vannini when he struck out to find people in B.C. living “off the grid” that he might meet a cliché: selfrighteous idealists or Ludditetypes who ignore technology. It turns out neither was true. Vannini, a Royal Roads University sociology professor, found rugged people interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle and on their own terms, but who were also deeply interested in staying connected with the world. “I was hard pressed to find a TV, but I met only one family who didn’t have the Internet,” Vannini says. “A couple in the Yukon used Facebook to have wood delivered to their house. That’s one

grid you can’t get off.” As part of a $500,000 federal research grant, last fall Vannini and photographer Jonathan Taggart set out to explore what life is like for people living off the power grid, off the water grid and for the most part, off the highway grid.

“I was hard pressed to find a TV, but I met only one family who didn’t have the Internet.” –Phillip Vannini Royal Roads University Vannini expected to find a small handful of people scratching a living off the land, but found there more out there than

he ever imagined. “I had planned to talk with 16 people, four per province (and territory),” he says. “I’ve spoken with 75 people at 39 off-grid sites and homes.” Last fall he crisscrossed B.C., Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Last month he spent a week in Nunavut and the Arctic. Cleverly, he started his hunt for “off-gridders” by contacting solar panel distributors for coastal B.C., which drew him into a loose network of people living, for the most part, in backwoods areas with minimal power and on well or lake water. Many blog about their experiences and were eager to share with Vannini. “The fair share are environmentally mindful and aware of their carbon footprint and the

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need to consume less,” he said. “But I didn’t meet hard-core environmentalists or neo-Luddites. “There is a lot of work and compromises, and it comes with inconveniences and complications. But at the same time it’s very rewarding. People get great satisfaction being self sufficient.” Typically, “off-gridders” enjoy tinkering with technology, including at Vannini’s first stop at a home in East Sooke. The owner built his own high-efficiency washing machine. Other off-gridders dabbled in micro-hydro projects, built windmills or found novel ways to insulate their homes — one person in Alberta amassed 5,500 four litre jugs of water under his floor. Vannini visited an older couple in Lake Laberge in the Yukon, who had moved from Duncan years back. They wanted to get away from urban life and operated a goat farm and made cheese. In the winter the husband, Brian, would drill holes in the lake ice to pump water. “We visited the man who was warm when speaking, but wouldn’t make a great deal of eye contact,” Vannini says. “After a while he mentioned casually he was 100 per cent blind. “People develop skills and adapt to places they want to be. It speaks volumes about the fact that others can do it.”

Off-grid lifestyles promote a rugged individualism, but Vannini points out almost no one can be truly self sufficient or free of consuming fossil fuels. Most off-grid people had a truck, backup generators and propane stoves. “You can’t be completely self sufficient and grow all your food,” he says. “And everyone needs propane. I didn’t meet anyone without propane.” Many people he met weren’t sure if staying off the provincial power grid and using renewable resource technology was more cost effective in the long run. “Some say yes (solar power) has saved them money, but most say at best they are even.” Ultimately, he said people living off-grid are engaging in a kind of lifestyle experiment that leads to consuming less and connecting more with the environment. At the same time, most haven’t sacrificed a great deal of comfort. “I ask whether they feel they are missing out. The answer is always ‘no,’” he says. “It’s satisfying to live life on your own terms, to determine when and how we connect with the rest of the world. So far everyone has a very good life being off grid. The story so far is a very positive one.” Check out Vannini’s blog at publicethnography.net/off-the-grids-blog. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Langford and Durranace lakes increased their populations this week. About 2,000 rainbow trout were released into Langford Lake and 1,000 were released into Durrance Lake in Highlands. Each fish weighs about half a pound. “People can come catch them today as long as you’ve got a licence or are under 16,� said Tony Andrychuk, fish culturist with Fresh Water Fisheries Society of B.C. Durrance Lake is stocked twice a year with about 1,000 fish each time. Langford Lake is stocked several times a year. “Langford Lake is very popular,� Andrychuk said. Just as the culturists were finishing up with the release at Langford Lake, two anglers were unloading a boat from the back of a truck. “I guess we picked the right day to come,� remarked Langford angler Jesse Gray. With fish releases underway, the Fresh Water Fisheries Society of B.C. is also gearing up to get its Learn to Fish programs running again soon. Programs are available to teach kids how to fish. “These programs teach kids about

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New View Royal fire hall taking shape Kyle Wells News staff

View Royal residents had their first sneak peek at the initial design for the new fire hall at an open house last Wednesday. The specific design for the building is yet to come, but design firm Hughes Condon Marler Architects had site details for the public to see. What is proposed is a two-storey building just under 17,000 square feet that includes space for the fire trucks, equipment and offices, along with training space and multipurpose rooms that will be available for emergency operations and community use. Designers are working to use the natural sloping geography of the 2.4 acre site in the 300 block of Island Highway for minimal site modifications. The entrance will be at the high point of the slope on Island Highway to avoid excavating. Parking will be scattered around the site to avoid digging out one large, flat area. The fire hall itself will be set in the lowest part of the site, which will allow residents in the neighbourhood behind the site to, for the most part, see over the building. Many aspects were taken into account when looking at the site including grades, the neighbours, sunlight, sound, visuals and connection points said lead designer Roger Hughes. “What you’ve got here today really is a program,” Hughes said. “These are the spaces we’re trying to get on the site and this is testing can we get that program on the site? And the answer is yes.” The new fire hall is needed to replace the current hall, which has outlived its use, said fire Chief Paul Hurst. The current hall, built in 1957, doesn’t meet seismic standards, has no heat in the truck bay or air conditioning to cool the offices and does

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With the whack of a gavel and wave of a paper plate, bidders can purchase an assortment of services at the Metchosin Community Association live services auction. The second annual auction is a key fundraiser for the association, which hosts dozens of groups and events at its Happy Valley Road building. “We operate without grants or government funding,” said Marjorie Anderson, chair of the auction and member of the MCA. “Last year we were surprised. We auctioned off 57 services in an hour and a quarter. It made us feel a lot more comfortable with our funding.” The association brought in $4,000 last year and this Sunday’s goal is $5,000. Funds go toward paying part-time staff and the hydro bill. So far about 56 services are up for auction, but each day businesses and people add more to the list. Returning is a one hour chauffeured ride in a DeLorean, among the popular vehicle-ride genre. Also up for grabs are cruises on a Harley Davidson motorcycle and in a

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he first volley has been shot over the bow of the provincial government this week in what had been little more than a simmering cold war for the last six months. The three-day teacher strike has been the talk of the town, though there seems to be no talking going on between the goverment and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. Both sides have been waging intense public relations campaigns for the hearts and minds of British Columbians. But as is said about any war, the first casualty is the truth. The rhetoric making the rounds has done little to accurately portray the reality of the situation facing our schools. The biggest gripe against teachers is the claim they’re demanding a massive wage hike and are unwilling to budge an inch. However, BCTF president Susan Lambert told the News that the well-publicized demand for a 15 per cent raise is a “red herring.” The number is up for negotiation, though Lambert was adamant that whatever the “real” number turns out to be is something that will only be hammered out at the table. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education sent out a “fact sheet” on Sunday to bust some of the “myths” being spread about the state of B.C.’s school system. One curious statement suggests increasing teachers wages will cost taxpayers $2 billion. The math must get a little complicated as the entire budget for B.C. schools is less than $4 billion. Even if teachers’ salaries make up half the budget, a 15 per cent wage hike won’t directly add up to $2 billion. Right now, the true cost of this labour dispute are being borne by parents and kids who should be in school. How the lost time in class will affect students might never be known. What we do know is that, in this fight, the government has the bigger guns and will eventually allow it to give teachers “a deal they can’t refuse.”

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hich NDP leadership political ideas. Martin Singh, a Nova candidate would you Scotia pharmacist-businessman vote for?” and leadership candidate, set forth “All of them.” That’s a national pharmacare my answer, and my feeble program which, he calcujoke. Forget the occasional lated, could save taxpaycry you hear for the seven ers $5.5 billion while supcontenders to unsheathe plying them with needed their claws in debates. medicines. Yes, the federal NDP He is a newcomer leadership debates who has no real national were boring. They were presence. He will not be designed for consensus. elected leader; but an And the candidates were NDP federal government on their best behaviour G.E. Mortimore is certain to give serious during the long job interstudy to his pharmacare Think About It view. deal. Pharmacare plus They followed the home care and prevenactor’s routine — meaning that tion were the elements Tommy they suited talk and movement to Douglas had in mind for Phase Two the role — but they didn’t need to of Canada’s public health-care profake their maybe-prime-ministerial gram. politeness. It is inherent in NDP phiHe launched Phase One — doclosophy (though not always visible tors’ service and hospital care — in Parliament) and it was built into provincially in Saskatchewan, while the format of the debates. balancing the provincial budget. The entire campaign, debates Raising public awareness of included, was short on razzle-dazpharmacare may have been Martin zle, but it told a story I wanted to Singh’s purpose when he entered hear: Teamwork beats quarrelling; the leadership contest and gained and inventive, people-friendly proba national platform for his thoughts lem-solving beats business as usual. — which are conservative but preThose principles give strength cise and systematic. to one another. I don’t pick up a Harper continues to block whisper of either one in the blood national pharmacare. Experts feuds over personal dominance that reminded the Romanow health-care rage in the U.S.A. Hopes for creative commission that provincial and fedteamwork are similarly lost in the eral governments share health care vendettas that often shake Canada’s responsibility. Liberal-Conservative establishment. But the PM takes a narrowly litProblem-solving vibes should eral view of Canada’s constitution, radiate from the current Prime Minsees health as a 100 per cent proister’s Office, but I don’t feel any. vincial thing and opposes nationally Just a continuing deadly calm. co-ordinated public health care in By contrast, the NDP “Seven” general, by sitting in the gateway have put forward many smart and refusing to move, a heavy lump

of non-compliance with popular wishes. The NDP Seven are united in carving shortcuts through Harper’s resistance — not only in health care but in policy sectors from energy-efficient transit to an electoral system that does a proper job of reflecting public opinion — one of leadership candidate Peggy Nash’s most powerful talking-points. Beefing up the ability of trade unions to grow, change and make new alliances is a leading item in the platform of Quebec candidate Thomas Mulcair. (Such alliances could include the agreement signed between the United Steelworkers and Mondragon Co-operative.) The NDP needs Mulcair’s quick-footed tactical skill. For me, each one of the seven looks like a capable future chief. I think 2012 is the time for Brian Topp’s leadership, followed in order of choice by Peggy Nash and Thomas Mulcair. Many people inside and outside the NDP value Topp highly for his public service as party president and campaign manager in four elections, working closely with Jack Layton, but for me it is Topp’s small but meaningful social moves that pile up his leadership score. As a decision-maker for showbiz union ACTRA, whose members average about $15,000 a year, Topp launched a credit union. Its loans have been a life-saver for many of Canada’s talented but sporadically-employed actors. gemort@pacificcoast.net —G.E. Mortimore is a Langfordbased writer and regular columnist with the Gazette.

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t was inevitable that climate answer a simple question: “How change deniers and some oil much global warming would industry promoters would occur if we completely burned misinterpret a study by a variety of fossil fuel scientist Andrew Weaver resources?” before reading beyond Their conclusion the headlines. that burning all the A letter in the Calgary coal or all the gas Herald actually claimed from the entire world’s that “Weaver's revelaresource bases would tion … raises even more raise global average skepticism about the temperatures more entire science behind than burning all the global warming.” Alberta tar sands The writer went on reserves is hardly a David Suzuki to argue the report by surprise. Science Matters University of Victoria What is surprisclimate scientist Weaver ing is their finding that and PhD student Neil Swart is an emissions from burning all the “awakening for David Suzuki and economically viable oil from the his environmental followers.” tar sands would only contribute It’s typical of the nonsense to a 0.03 C rise in world temperapeople who understand science tures, and burning the entire tar have to put up with every day. sands oil in place would add 0.36 The study, published in Nature, C. That may not seem like much, says the opposite. but we need to put it in context. Weaver and Swart set out to First, the study looked only at

the emissions from burning the fuels and not from extracting, refining, or transporting them. The report’s authors explain that these additional emissions “would come from the other resource pools and shouldn't be double-counted.” If we are to avoid a 2 C increase in global temperatures, each person in the world would be allocated 80 tonnes of emissions over the next 50 years. The emissions from burning all the tar sands oil that is now economically viable (the reserves) would represent 64 tonnes of carbon for each of the 340 million people in the U.S. and Canada — about 75 per cent of the U.S. and Canada’s global per capita allocation. If we include emissions from the extraction process, it rises to 90 per cent or more. The study doesn’t consider any other environmental consequences of the tar sands either,

from water use and pollution to destruction of boreal habitat. In fact, a recently uncovered memo prepared for the federal government claims that damage from the tar sands may be irreversible and could pose a “significant environmental and financial risk to the province of Alberta.” The memo focused on rising emissions and damage from tailings ponds, among other effects. It concluded that “the cumulative impacts of oilsands development are not adequately understood.” Our rush to get at the bitumen is also threatening wildlife and habitat. Conservation officers killed 145 black bears that got too close to the operations last year. And rather than protecting caribou habitat from destruction as extraction increases, the federal government has decided to kill wolves that prey on caribou instead.

As I’ve said before, we’re not going to stop using oil overnight. As Weaver and Swart conclude: “If North American and international policymakers wish to limit global warming to less than 2 C they will clearly need to put in place measures that ensure a rapid transition of global energy systems to non-greenhouse-gasemitting sources, while avoiding commitments to new infrastructure supporting dependence on fossil fuels.” That doesn’t mean putting pipelines through pristine wilderness, extracting bitumen as quickly as possible and shipping it off to China in supertankers. It does mean we have to find ways to stop using coal and gas as well as oil. As Weaver points out: “The tar sands are a symptom of a bigger problem. The bigger problem is our societal dependence on fossil fuels.”

LETTERS Solar Colwood a positive force Re: Colwood to host electric vehicle charging stations, News, Feb. 29. 2012. Solar Colwood, what a contentious program this is and yet there is much to be said for it, regardless of what the critics say. Especially as some of those critics can more appropriately be called “sore losers.” Along with the enthusiastic Coun. Judith Cullington, Colwood’s mayor and council should be looking to expand the program as far as they can go. This would include changes to building codes and bylaws, whereby future developers were required to install solar panels on the roofs of new homes and commercial buildings, along with “green” roofs where possible, solar hot water systems, the ductless split heat pumps, electric vehicle charging stations on each new home with multiples in commercial buildings. This would really put the Solar Colwood initiative on the map, making it a truly forward thinking

program. At this point the vocal naysayers would have their concerns addressed, leading them to believe in the future of solar power along with the rest of us who can see it, especially if the program is broadened to all new development as suggested. Cullington, stay as committed as you are, don't let them get you down, but perhaps you might backpedal a little on electric vehicle charging stations until we see how many electric cars really are being sold, not too many so far, and if B.C. Hydro can generate enough power if and when thousands of B.C. residents start plugging in overnight. Pamela Jackson Colwood

Complaints offer no solutions The same old names seem to keep appearing in your “Letters to the Editor” — in particular, a couple of View Royal writers whose frequent harpings about all and everything being wrong in this neck of the woods.

We all know how easy it is to find fault with things when you have enough time on your hands to look hard enough for them. I’d also point out to those few negative critics that not addressing major public safety concerns is neither a positive nor progressive solution to any of their targeted complaints at this time. When public safety is at issue responsible governing bodies have little choice but to move forward. As higher levels of government download major responsibilities such as bridge maintenance and construction — an obvious safety issue — on to local government bodies, they dump huge financial burdens on the shoulders of our local politicians. The suggestion of paying one’s taxes only to the area of one’s preference not only invites civil disorder but merely contributes to such problems. And implying that View Royal’s hard-working and resourceful council members are egocentric is simply irrational, solves nothing and insults all those voters in our municipality who confidently re-elected all of them by a consid-

erable majority. Jocelyn Skrlac View Royal

Feds should support E&N rail repairs We have a unique opportunity to provide expanded service on our E&N rail line here on Vancouver Island. Plans are to restore and expand the service for commuters and passengers as well as freight service. The province has committed $7.5 million contingent on receipt of matching funds from the federal government. The Island Corridor Foundation is in discussion with federal Minister John Duncan in this regard, but we need to rally all possible support immediately to ensure the federal funding. This will be a huge asset to our communities and even has strong potential for commuter service here in the Capital Regional District for morning and evening rush hours to take cars off the road and help to eliminate greenhouse gases.

In order for this project to succeed, we need everyone’s help. I am asking all my friends to please write a short letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to secure the $7.5 million in funding at pm@ pm.gc.ca. Doug Robinson View Royal Letters continued on Page A12

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LETTERS Betrayal if Langford PCC land sold Re: Public land on the chopping block, News, Feb. 29, 2012. I live on Goldstream Avenue. The area north of my property is the red area illustrated in your last issue belonging to the Provincial Capital Commission and proposed to be sold off. Neighbourhood stories have it that in years past, property owners along Goldstream, who generally owned the entire north-south strip between Goldstream Avenue and the Trans Canada Highway, were encouraged to donate a piece a property along the highway in order to preserve a natural-looking approach to the city. If so, the sale represents a betrayal. Cynthia Brossard Langford

Teachers asking for too much It must be nice to have a job where one can constantly expect adoration, respect and praise. If only the rest of us could have that. Tough hours? I am there. No holiday pay. Oh yeah, you get that. No extended health

care. Nope, you get that too. It must be rough though when you have no retirement package? You have that too? Maybe I should switch jobs. One letter writer made an interesting comment. There is no money in the budget, but “teachers and educators have the right and entitlement to receive and give a quality education.” Another term for entitlement is privilege, which is “the rights and advantages enjoyed by a relatively small group of people.” I would suggest that this privilege comes from being in a large union. Ask yourselves, if there is no money in the budget, who will lose, so that you can gain? Todd Stewart View Royal

Teachers sacrificed for teaching conditions Elementary teachers in British Columbia have the least amount of preparation time nation wide. Teachers in B.C. are among the lowest paid in the country. In Sooke School District, teachers have one of the lowest district funding levels for our professional development. And as teachers, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

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Over several decades, and through many rounds of collective bargaining, teachers everywhere in B.C. have routinely put aside personal gain, and improvements in benefits and working conditions, in favour of learning conditions. In the case of Sooke Teachers, we sacrificed improvements in pro-D funding at the bargaining table in 1998, in favour of reduced class sizes for our primary students, and to secure appropriate ratios of our specialist support teachers. In 2002, the government passed legislation that summarily eradicated articles in our collective agreement that governed class size and composition, and introduced bills that created larger class sizes, and removed all guaranteed ratios of specialist teachers, such as counselors, learning assistance, and integration support teachers, for students with special needs. In 2003, the International Labour Organization concluded the B.C. government legislation had violated international conventions, to which Canada is a signatory. In 2011, the BC Supreme Court ruled the legislation had violated teachers’ Charter rights. In 2006, a convicted, drunk-driving premier declared his respect for the rule of law by saying that there is “no excuse to break the law and show such flagrant contempt for the courts of British Columbia.”

Last week, when Premier Christy Clark introduced Bill 22, which will create even more over-sized classes, and remove any hope for more specialist support teachers, as well as obliterating protections for working conditions, all we heard was “the courts of British Columbia be damned, we’ll get your union, and your little dog, too.” We’re definitely not in Kansas any more. Patrick Henry President Sooke Teachers Association

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Metal thieves hit Saanich business Kyle Slavin News staff

Another Saanich business has been targeted by metal thieves. This time, more than 225 kilograms of aluminum piping was stolen sometime between the evening of Friday, Feb. 25 and the morning of Monday, Feb. 27. A locked and gated compound at the business in the 4200-block of Commerce Circle was entered when the lock was broken. Police believe the thief or thieves likely used a small vehicle or bicycles towing a trailer, as longer, heavier pipes were left untouched. A recent surge in copper thefts has kept law enforcement busy all over the region. B.C. Hydro reported in January that an estimated $100,000 worth of their underground copper wire has been taken. Police are asking anyone with information about the thefts to call 250-475-4321.


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for a year at the Mariner’s Village marina. Phase 1 of the multi-phase Mariner’s Village oceanfront development was completed in last month, with Phase 2 – dubbed Merchant’s Landing – moving ahead on schedule. Expected to break ground this spring and be completed in two years, Merchant’s Landing will offer a balance of retailers, medical and retail services, plus a 120-slip marina, restaurants and office space for local businesses. A unique seaside living concept that embraces its natural setting overlooking Sooke Harbour and Olympic Mountains, Navigator’s Pointe offers resort-style living, including VIP and property management service. “This is a momentous occasion for all of us here at Mariner’s Village,” Barrie says. “The completion of Navigator’s Pointe is the first major milestone in the project, and we’re thrilled to be able to welcome the first residents to their new homes. homes.” wnhomes, With 33 condominiums and 16 townhomes, ase ses s off Navigator’s Pointe is the first of eight phases eve velo lopm pmen ent; t; this Built Green, mixed-use town centre development; Phase 1 also included the installation of all water, the si s te.  sewer, electric and road infrastructure for th site.

West Coast living and design at its finest With its prominent location on the Sooke shoreline, Mariner’s Village will be a development that both reflects and enhances its West Coast setting. esigned by architect Ivica Marinic, from Omicron Canada, the contemporary West Coast-style Mariner’s Village development will be an anchor tenant on a re-oriented Sooke town centre, intended to evoke an extension of the adjacent marina and pay homage to the culture and maritime heritage of Sooke. This West Coast theme continues throughout the design of the condominiums, townhomes and commercial phase of the development. Visitors will notice the stri r king g pol o is i h striking polished cedar masts extending beyond the roofline on the Navigator’s Pointe condominium building, and curved balconies evoking the sails of a

D “The con concept driving the Mariner’s Village development is to create a lively mixed-use m ixed- space where Sooke residents can come together and celebrate ttheir unique seaside community,” – Mike Barrie

mariner’s turn-of-the-century schooner. The concrete and wood frame building also sports angular roof lines, natural cladding, Hardie board siding and stone accents. Sustainability initiatives and Green Built techniques have been incorporated throughout Navigator’s Pointe, including efficient mechanical systems and appliances, locally harvested and milled wood, and recycled products. Most of the workers are also local, with Phase 2 expected to employ about 270 people. A commitment to zero waste has resulted in waste products being separated and recycled for a variety of uses, including the donation of waste lumber to the local high school for student projects, tree chipping onsite to provide mulch for landscaping, and screening of soils for re-use in planting beds. Building layouts and design take ad-

vantage of the elevation change down to the beach to enhance views within and through the site. Buildings will vary in height from two to eight stories, as they step down the slope, providing dramatic ocean and mountain views. In addition, a five-metre-wide rightof-way has been designated along the length of the north property line, providing an unobstructed view corridor from the main road to the ocean, and affording panoramic vistas for residents from Navigator’s Pointe balconies. While Condor Properties’ Mike Barrie is one of the project’s developers, he’s also a resident. Spearheaded by Barrie and Rick Quigley, Condor Properties is a modern-minded development company committed to making a difference by building vibrant residential and commercial communities with a focus on sustainability. 

The Essentials WHAT: Grand opening of Mariner’s Village development in Sooke, including the Navigator’s Pointe condos and townhouses. WHEN: From 11am to 4pm Sat, March 10.. e.c .cca; Information: www.marinersvillage.ca; 778-425-0047; or by email at info@marinersvillage.ca

Did you know? ? Expected to be complete in 2020, err’s the $300-million, mixed-use Mariner’s Village waterfront development overlooking the Sooke Basin will include 110,000 square feet of commercial space, 30,000 square feet of offices and 370 condominiums and townhomes.

“I want to be a part of the community that we’re helping to transform. This isn’t just a project; this is a life’s work.” – Mike Barrie

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for a year at the Mariner’s Village marina. Phase 1 of the multi-phase Mariner’s Village oceanfront development was completed in last month, with Phase 2 – dubbed Merchant’s Landing – moving ahead on schedule. Expected to break ground this spring and be completed in two years, Merchant’s Landing will offer a balance of retailers, medical and retail services, plus a 120-slip marina, restaurants and office space for local businesses. A unique seaside living concept that embraces its natural setting overlooking Sooke Harbour and Olympic Mountains, Navigator’s Pointe offers resort-style living, including VIP and property management service. “This is a momentous occasion for all of us here at Mariner’s Village,” Barrie says. “The completion of Navigator’s Pointe is the first major milestone in the project, and we’re thrilled to be able to welcome the first residents to their new homes. homes.” wnhomes, With 33 condominiums and 16 townhomes, ase ses s off Navigator’s Pointe is the first of eight phases eve velo lopm pmen ent; t; this Built Green, mixed-use town centre development; Phase 1 also included the installation of all water, the si s te.  sewer, electric and road infrastructure for th site.

West Coast living and design at its finest With its prominent location on the Sooke shoreline, Mariner’s Village will be a development that both reflects and enhances its West Coast setting. esigned by architect Ivica Marinic, from Omicron Canada, the contemporary West Coast-style Mariner’s Village development will be an anchor tenant on a re-oriented Sooke town centre, intended to evoke an extension of the adjacent marina and pay homage to the culture and maritime heritage of Sooke. This West Coast theme continues throughout the design of the condominiums, townhomes and commercial phase of the development. Visitors will notice the stri r king g pol o is i h striking polished cedar masts extending beyond the roofline on the Navigator’s Pointe condominium building, and curved balconies evoking the sails of a

D “The con concept driving the Mariner’s Village development is to create a lively mixed-use m ixed- space where Sooke residents can come together and celebrate ttheir unique seaside community,” – Mike Barrie

mariner’s turn-of-the-century schooner. The concrete and wood frame building also sports angular roof lines, natural cladding, Hardie board siding and stone accents. Sustainability initiatives and Green Built techniques have been incorporated throughout Navigator’s Pointe, including efficient mechanical systems and appliances, locally harvested and milled wood, and recycled products. Most of the workers are also local, with Phase 2 expected to employ about 270 people. A commitment to zero waste has resulted in waste products being separated and recycled for a variety of uses, including the donation of waste lumber to the local high school for student projects, tree chipping onsite to provide mulch for landscaping, and screening of soils for re-use in planting beds. Building layouts and design take ad-

vantage of the elevation change down to the beach to enhance views within and through the site. Buildings will vary in height from two to eight stories, as they step down the slope, providing dramatic ocean and mountain views. In addition, a five-metre-wide rightof-way has been designated along the length of the north property line, providing an unobstructed view corridor from the main road to the ocean, and affording panoramic vistas for residents from Navigator’s Pointe balconies. While Condor Properties’ Mike Barrie is one of the project’s developers, he’s also a resident. Spearheaded by Barrie and Rick Quigley, Condor Properties is a modern-minded development company committed to making a difference by building vibrant residential and commercial communities with a focus on sustainability. 

The Essentials WHAT: Grand opening of Mariner’s Village development in Sooke, including the Navigator’s Pointe condos and townhouses. WHEN: From 11am to 4pm Sat, March 10.. e.c .cca; Information: www.marinersvillage.ca; 778-425-0047; or by email at info@marinersvillage.ca

Did you know? ? Expected to be complete in 2020, err’s the $300-million, mixed-use Mariner’s Village waterfront development overlooking the Sooke Basin will include 110,000 square feet of commercial space, 30,000 square feet of offices and 370 condominiums and townhomes.

“I want to be a part of the community that we’re helping to transform. This isn’t just a project; this is a life’s work.” – Mike Barrie

Congratulations Condor Developments on your Beautiful Mariner’s Village Project

Congratulations on a Spectacular Project!

Congratulations to Mariner’s Village on completion of phase 1

2775 Spencer Rd, Victoria P: 250.590.8016

www.terraworxlandscape.com

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Helping immigrants get a foot in the door he secured casual administrative employment at the base’s Fleet Maintenance Facility. “A great relief, let me tell you,” Rosas Bermuduz said. “I immediately called my wife. We started crying. It was a great blessing.” The Victoria resident, who arrived from Vera Cruz, Mexico almost six years ago, was one of two newcomers to Canada hired last October as part of the new Federal Internship for Newcomers program. CFB Esquimalt is the first and only Canadian military base to try the program, spearheaded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in Ottawa. The base found its candidates through the Victoria Immigrant and

CFB Esquimalt first and only military base to host federal newcomers program Erin McCracken News staff

After a year spent pounding the pavement in the frustrating hunt for steady work, Isaac Rosas Bermuduz got his big break with a good news email and phone call from CFB Esquimalt. Rosas Bermuduz and his wife were overcome with emotion after

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Hot ticket: March on in for some MoJo at Swans Pub

Harris Gilmore and the MoJos’ hard-drivin’ blues, funky reggae. March 10 at 9 p.m. free admission. Swans Pub, 506 Pandora Ave.

Female painters come out of the shadows Victoria College of Art course features 20th century gems Don Descoteau News staff

With the world celebrating International Women’s Day this week, the timing of a new course at the Victoria College of Art is rather impeccable. Great Women Painters of the 20th Century, entering its third week of class today (March 7), is the brainchild of instructor Paul Peregal. A teacher of modern-era painting technique and history at the college, he chose the subject matter as a way to shed light on a largely under-acknowledged area of the arts world. “What was happening in my classes was that I would include the vast majority of masters of the 20th century, and they were men, but there were many women also (in that era) who weren’t getting quite the coverage that they should have,” he says. “A lot of my students asked me to present more women.” Peregal touches on a different artist or group of painters each week. Among his subjects are early 20th century artist Pegi Nicol McLeod. She was an award-winning

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Paul Peregal, left, an instructor at the Victoria College of Art, is teaching a course on Great Women Painters of the 20th century. Students Deidre Kelly, centre, and Nancy Murphy work on projects for the class behind him. painter in her time, Peregal notes, and gained notoriety through her association with the National Gallery in Ottawa. “She died tragically at 45 in New York and with the exception of a memorial show (well after her death), she drifted into obscurity,”

he says. Peregal generally lectures about an artist and presents examples of their work, but also touches on “the very philosophy and politics of the times and what influenced them to do these things.”

The tricky thing about teaching a course on relatively unknown artists, he says, is finding background materials. “When you research these women, very often you find a complete lack of information. By comparison, there’s plenty of books on male painters of the era, but if you start looking around for other names, it’s not easy to get hold of a large catalogue, resumé, or a coffee table book with a wealth of colour reproductions.” Notable artists such as Emily Carr and Georgia O’Keefe are also covered by the course. Both have distinctive styles that continue to captivate art lovers, unlike some of more overshadowed painters being featured, such as Vanessa Bell (last week’s subject), Alice Neil and Joan Mitchell. VCA grad Deirdre Kelly, who is enrolled in Peregal’s class, is interested in the modernist movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. She was keen to broaden her knowledge of the work of women artists, as it relates to her own painting. “I have been interested in people like Emily Carr, but who else was there?” she asks. “I’ll be doing my own research afterward on the topic.” The college offers the classes in six- or 12-week packages. For more information on the course or any other college offerings, visit www.vca.ca or call 250-598-5422. editor@oakbaynews.com


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Concert for Kidney foundation Well-known Canadian singer- now devotes her spare time and songwriter Susan Jacks will energy to promoting the need host and perform for organ donain a benefit concert tion. to promote organ The concert will donation this Saturkick off The Kidday. ney Foundation of Jacks received a Canada’s Kidney kidney transplant Health Month in in February 2010 March. and was fortunate In British Columthat her brother Bill bia, 85 per cent of – whose name was people surveyed used for her intersaid they were in national hit song favour of organ Which Way You Susan Jacks donation, howGoin’ Billy? – was a ever, only 17 per perfect match. Jacks cent have regissays she feels blessed that she tered to be organ donors. The was able to find a match and waiting list is five to six years

long, and in some cases, people waiting don’t live long enough to receive a transplant. Jacks feels every opportunity to get the word out about the need for more organ donors is a chance to help reduce the waiting list and help improve the quality of life for people with kidney disease. The Susan Jacks Benefit Concert will be held on March 10 at 7 p.m. at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets are available at auditorium.uvic.ca, $50 reserved seating, $100 VIP seating and includes meet and greet with Jacks after the show. llavin@vicnews.com

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V-Day Langford discussion Sweet lowdown at folk Wrenna Robertson, author of I’ll Show you Mine, will be giving her presentation, The Constructed Vulva, followed by discussion led by Thea Cacchioni, Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria. The talk is meant to raise awareness about women’s issues while working to stop violence against women and girls and raise funds the Stopping the Violence Against Women program. It happens at the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, 345 Wale Rd., Langford. March 9 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m. Suggested donation $10. For more information contact vdaylangford@gmail.com.

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Victoria Folk Music Society presents The Sweet Lowdown, after an open stage, March 18, 7:30 p.m. at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave. Tickets $5.

All fair in love and murder Peninsula Players present Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. Is all fair in love – even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspenseful comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson motor inn. Performances at the Berwick Auditorium are March 9-11. Tickets are $15. Get your tickets online at www.peninsulaplayers. bc.ca.

Vision Matters Healthy Eyes. Doctor Delivered.

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124 athletes from Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6) competed at the 2012 BC Winter Games bringing home 52 medals. Thank you to the coaches, officials, volunteers, and families who support these growing champions. See photos, videos and results at www.bcgames.org

As we grow older, the lenses in our eyes tend to grow stiffer and less flexible. As this happens, the lens loses some of its ability to focus on near objects. This condition is called presbyopia, and it occurs in all of us – becoming apparent around the age of 40 and progressing as the years go by. Most of us notice this when we find ourselves holding books or newspapers further and further away – the “trombone” effect. Sooner of later this will go from being annoying to being unacceptable. The good news is that presbyopia is correctable. In fact, the optometrist today can supply you with more options to correct this problem than ever before. Among the available options are: Reading glasses: If your distance vision is still good and you only have trouble close up, full or half frame glasses may be the answer. Bifocals and trifocals: If you need glasses for both distance and close-up, the new generation of bifocal glasses can solve your problem. Modern bifocals are lightweight and attractive, unlike their predecessors. Trifocals have a section for those intermediate distances, just beyond armslength. Progressive lenses: A relatively new advance, these are designed to mimic the focusing action of the normal eye. They can provide the advantages of trifocals, but without the lines. Task specific lenses: People in certain professions, occupations and hobbies that require focus at particular distances can benefit from a variety of specialty lenses designed to meet their requirements. In addition , there are contact lenses which can help some people with presbyopia. If you are having trouble seeing close-up, talk to your optometrist.

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Officer attempted murder trial wraps up Erin McCracken News staff

The lawyer defending a man accused of the attempted murder of a Victoria police officer last year told jury members Friday there is not enough evidence to convict his client of the charge, and that they must convict him on a lesser offence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are going to have no problems realizing or understanding or figuring it out that Mr. SĂŠguin did something wrong,â&#x20AC;? defence lawyer Jordan Watt said in B.C. Supreme Court during his closing arguments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A reasonable doubt clearly existsâ&#x20AC;? as to whether Guy HervĂŠ SĂŠguin, 57, intended to kill Victoria patrol officer Const. Lane Douglas-Hunt, then 24, the morning of Jan. 17, 2011, Watt said. He told the jury that possible lesser charges include assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and aggravated assault. Douglas-Hunt had been investigating a shoplifting complaint at a 7-Eleven con-

venience store at 816 Douglas St. She was leaving the store when she held the door open for the accused. Without warning, she said, SĂŠguin swung a knife toward her, at least twice. The officer, who has since returned to her beat, said she suffered puncture wounds to her neck and knife wounds to her hands. The four-woman, eight-man jury heard closing arguments from Crown counsel Steve Fudge and Watt on Friday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some things must be patently obvious to you,â&#x20AC;? Fudge said during his closing statement. Douglas-Hunt did a â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfectly obvious thingâ&#x20AC;? when she held open the door for SĂŠguin, before she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;dragged ... into the fight of her life.â&#x20AC;? The defendant lied in his statement to police, Fudge said, adding that at times there was a ring of truth, such as when SĂŠguin said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kill (her) ... I wanted to kill (her). I saw a cop outside and I had enough. The badge deserves to die after whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been done to me.â&#x20AC;? But all doubt about SĂŠguinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intent to kill is removed by witnesses who said they

heard SĂŠguin tell the officer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to kill you, b**châ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to kill you,â&#x20AC;? said Fudge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can it be that these three people colluded together to make these (statements) up?â&#x20AC;? In closing, the Crown lawyer said there is no question as to the identity of the accused, that Douglas-Hunt suffered multiple knife wounds and that SĂŠguin possessed a knife. Was there any point when he intended to cause Douglas-Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death? Fudge asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, absolutely he did.â&#x20AC;? Watt did not present evidence, nor did his client take the stand. But during his closing statements, the lawyer said testimony supplied by Crown witnesses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Douglas-Hunt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about a 30-second incident that happened 13 months ago is exaggerated, even reconstructed to better fit the charge against SĂŠguin. Watt also questioned the emotion the officer displayed while testifying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was an exaggeration, in my submission, designed to attain sympathy and bolster her credibility,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frailtiesâ&#x20AC;? appeared in the various recollections â&#x20AC;&#x201D; how or if SĂŠguin held a knife, the number of punches or whether Douglas-Hunt threw any at all at the accused, whether SĂŠguin threatened to kill the officer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even SĂŠguinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s height and weight, Watt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are just a few examples of how numerous people can observe the identical situation and each and every one of these people perceive it differently,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be sure what happened. This must be a doubt in your mind about Mr. Seguinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specific intent.â&#x20AC;? If SĂŠguin had intended to kill, Watt said, why did his client initially grab DouglasHunt with two hands, why did he throw the knife away, why would he later be concerned about the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-being, and why, if he was guilty, did he not disclose that to his cellmate, an undercover officer? Justice Keith Bracken told jurists he would provide them with instruction on Tuesday (March 6) before allowing them to deliberate on a verdict. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Responsible budgeting in an uncertain world. To prosper in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turbulent global economy, discipline and focus are essential. All around us we see governments paying the price for overspending and uncontrolled debt. In BC, we have a different story.

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PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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Put your best foot forward to find a cure for MS By Jennifer Blyth Next month, Liz Carr, her friends, family, co-workers and other teammates will join hundreds of other Victorians putting their best foot forward in the fight against MS. It will be the first MS Walk for Carr, 33, who was diagnosed last year with multiple sclerosis, but she looks forward to the ability to aid those living with MS and the organization that Liz Carr supports them. The Kelsey’s restaurant manager and mother of two busy boys has engaged her enthusiastic co-workers and customers in her fundraising efforts. And, because she enjoys being active, participating in the walk just made sense. “We were doing some fundraising at the restaurant and I wanted to do something that was close to me,” Carr explains. So, between March 15 and April 15, for every plate of natchos ordered at Kelsey’s, $1 will go to MS. For those whose tastes lean to a different menu item, guests can choose to add a donation to their bill, Carr says. Kelsey’s Victoria staff aren’t the only ones participating; Kelsey’s Nanaimo is also fully behind the efforts. “It’s building activity for a great team team-building

the workplace. As soon as I started planning a few fundraising events back in September, everyone here said, ‘Anything to help.’ They’re so excited.” Carr is also keen to support the work of the local MS Society, which has offered invaluable support as she charts her way through her diagnosis. “I didn’t step foot into the society office until October – I wasn’t ready to – but then I had a bit of an ephiphany while I was there. They make you feel so comfortable when you just don’t feel comfortable,” Carr explains. Whether it’s the wealth of information in the office’s library or the affordable physiotherapy offered, “they’re just so welcoming. That’s a big part of why I am so positive; I don’t know where I would be without them.” A complex, unpredictable neurological disease most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, multiple sclerosis affects vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility; its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime, notes the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, a completely self-funded non-profit organization. Researchers funded by the MS Society are also working to develop new and better treatments for the estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians affected by MS, while here in Victoria, as in

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“To have so many people coming together, all with a close connection to MS, the atmosphere at the event is just electric,” says Tracey Gibson, Manager of Development of the South Vancouver Island Chapter of the MS Society of Canada. “And as more and more people arrive at the park and the excitement builds, the collective feeling is that ‘We can do this together; each step we take makes a difference.’” As a way to wrap up the spring fundraising campaign, visit Carr and her MS Walk team at Kelsey’s April 16 for Kelsey’s Kicks Back Night, a post-walk celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. when 10 per cent of sales will go to the MS Society. Guests will also enjoy the opportunity to win a host of draw-prizes donated by local businesses, she notes. Lace up for someone you love – visit www.mswalks.ca

6,000 Scotiabank MS Walk participants will gather in communities across BC and Yukon to raise funds for research and to enhance the quality of life for those with MS. ✦ Here in Victoria, join the walk Sunday, April 15 at Willows Beach Park. ✦ MS affects three times as many women as men. Lend your support on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 & 12, by participating in the MS Society’s annual Carnation Campaign. ✦ Put your pedals to work for MS with the Cowichan Valley Grape Escape, July 7 & 8, and enjoy a carefree weekend exploring the region’s wineries, artisans, cuisine and breathtaking scenery. ✦ Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. ✦ MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada; every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. ✦ For more information, visit www.MSsociety.ca

WHAT: 2012 Victoria Scotiabank MS Walk, Sunday, April 15; Choose a 3km, 6km or 9km route, all wheelchair/scooter accessible. Dogs on leashes welcome. WHERE: Willows Beach Park (Beach Drive at Dalhousie). HOW: Register at: 250-3886496; for more information, visit www.mswalks.ca NEXT UP: May is MS Awareness Month. Watch for the MS Carnation Campaign, just before Mother’s Day, when the sale of carnations funds MS research and services.

Lace up for someone you love SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 Willows Beach Park (Beach Dr. at Dalhousie) @ 10 am

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY supper fundraiser, March 8, 6 to 8 p.m., CrossRoads Bar and Grill, silent auction items gratefully accepted, or to buy tickets call 250-598-6412.

FRIDAY WRENNA ROBERTSON PRESENTS “The Constructed Vulva” followed by discussion led by Thea Cacchioni, professor of Women’s Studies at UVic, March 9, 7 p.m., Pacific Centre Family Services Association, 345 Wale Rd. For info email vdaylangford@ gmail.com.

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HIGHLANDS FOLK MUSIC Coffee House presents Allen Dobb, March 10, 7:30, Caleb Pike House, 1589 Millstream Rd. Entry $5. ORGANIC SEED SWAP, garden at the Coast Collective, March 10, noon to 3 p.m., 3221 Heatherbell Rd. For info email annabellebaxter73@gmail.com.

SUNDAY VICTORIA WOMEN’S FIELD Lacrosse free introduction clinic, March 11, at the fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation, ages 8-10, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; ages 11-14, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.; ages 15-adults, 1:45 to 3 p.m.

METCHOSIN COMMUNITY HOUSE live services auction, March 11, 2 to 4 p.m. To contribute, call 250-478-5155 or email mcahouse@telus.net. See www. metchosincommunityhouse.com/ servicesauction.htm.

UPCOMING LANGFORD WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meeting March 13 at 1 p.m. For more information call Josie at 250-478-1900. THE NAKED TRAVELLER author Peter Dolezal give practical tips to avoid hassels of travel. March 13, 7 p.m. Juan de Fuca branch library. Register online at gvpl.ca or call 250-391-0653 for info.

centre, 1767 Island Highway. Call 250 474-2149.

ROB BUTLER GIVES a talk on crows, March 15, 7 p.m., Metchosin municipal hall.

NIGHTS ALIVE FOR youth ages 10 to 15, Shoreline school gym, 2750 Shoreline Dr., Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

METCHOSIN POULTRY SWAP, March 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 4450 Happy Valley Rd. municipal grounds.

ADULT RECREATIONAL BALLET at Colwood Community Hall, 2219 Sooke Rd., Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Call 250-478-1572.

VAGINA MONOLOGUES, SILENT auction, March 31, at 7 p.m., Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave. Tickets $20, $15 students. See vdaylangford. eventbrite.ca or call 250-3618212.

CHESS AT THE Juan de Fuca library, Saturdays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., ages eight to 18. Register at www.gvpl.ca.

ONGOING COMMUNITY STRING ORCHESTRA, teens to seniors, Wednesdays 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at JDF seniors

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SPORTS Head of the class To submit sports story ideas or comments, e-mail sports@goldstreamgazette.com

Adam Kreek aims for Guinness record Travis Paterson News staff

When Adam Kreek first applied to set the record for the world’s largest rowing class he was told the number he needed to break was 165. Kreek, the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning rower, got approval by the administrators from Guinness World Records to try and break a record set in 2008 by an eager class of students on rowing machines in Amsterdam, Netherlands. But then, just last weekend, a wrinkle in this Friday’s world-record attempt was discovered by co-organizer Eric Pittman. “There has been an addition of drama to the event,” Pittman said. “A Swiss group just broke the record on Jan. 27 with 191. We just found that out on March 3, and it’s a good thing we found out.”

Friday’s attempt by Kreek, with help from the Go Rowing and Paddling Association, will hold a rowing class on the Gorge Waterway between the Selkirk Trestle bridge and the Bay Street Bridge. “The goal is to get more people into human powered boats,” Kreek said. “It’s something I came up with that I thought would be really exciting for the kids.” The record-size class is meant to promote awareness among youth about rowing as a sport and recreation activity, as well as emphasizing healthy living. It coincides with Saturday afternoon’s Victoria Paddle Festival, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the walkway and in the waters next to the Delta Ocean Point Hotel and the Songhees Walkway and Park. Kreek has about 180 kids booked to come out from local rowing and paddling groups. The class is also open to the public. “If people want to participate they can bring down their own recreational rowing shells. We’ll have counters there. We have to be together as a class for one hour to pass as a record.”

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When & Where ■ GO Rowing and Paddling Centre at the Selkirk Waterfront, 45 Jutland Rd. 4 p.m. Friday (March 9). ■ What you need: A row boat, or anything you can row; listening skills; warm clothes; patience (to be sure everyone is counted).

This isn’t the first time Kreek’s come up with a publicity idea for the sport of rowing. It was Kreek’s idea to have the Olympic torch relay cross Elk Lake during its path through Victoria for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancou-

Olympian Adam Kreek is on a mission to put more people in boats, even if it means motivating them one at a time. ver. The torch was passed from Kreek’s boat of gold medal winners to a group of select kids who represented the future of Canadian athletics. “Events like this are really important for global stewardship and alignment,” Kreek said. “Just by coming out, kids will be taking part in something on a global scale, and knowing they’re the best at something gives them something to build self-esteem around. All of a sudden a switch flicks in their minds that ‘Hey, I’m not just part of the biggest class in the world, but that I’m part of

the world,’ and it creates awareness.” Since winning gold in Beijing, Kreek has transitioned to a career of motivational speaking. He’s also drawn to adventure. In December, he and three others plan to row across the Atlantic Ocean, the latest OAR Northwest expedition. Their boat is 29 feet long, rigged for two rowers at a time, and is the most “technically advanced” row boat in the world, with a massive solar panel on the bow. It will be on display during this weekend’s paddling festival.

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KAVANAUGH, Karl Edward July 17, 1931 - February 22, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right here, right now, all Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m saying is...Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll decideâ&#x20AC;?

With his loving family by his side, Karl passed away at home on February 22, 2012. He will be sorely missed by his wife Shirley, children Neil (Elaine), Sally (Gerry), Jane (Jim), Laura (Barry), grandchildren Tyler (Hiromi), Arielle, James, Samantha (Adam), Jessica, Sky, Liam, great grandchildren Ayanna, Alexander Runmaru Hinase. Karl will also be greatly missed by his brothers Tubby (Lester) and Drew, his sister Johann and their families. The family would like to thank Dr. Martin Lane, the Hospice and Palliative Care Teams who took amazingly loving care of Karl as well as his family throughout this time. A celebration of Karlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will take place on March 10, 2012 at 3 pm at the Prince Edward Legion Branch #91, 761 Station Road, Langford. One of Karlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many passions was the Langford Food Bank. Donations will be gratefully accepted should you wish.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

BUILDING SUPPLIES

APARTMENT/CONDOS

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

BY OWNER, 2 bdrm condo on (Burnside Rd.), priv & quiet, +45, small pet ok. Must see! $219,900. Call 250-385-3547.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 QUEEN sized flat sheets, 8 towels assorted (used), $18 for everything, 250-383-4578. GRACO INFANT car seat, up to 40lbs, hardly used, 6 yrs old. $50. (250)721-3740. LEX MARK 3 in 1 scanner/printer/photo copy, $60. Call 250-472-2474.

GARDENING BUSINESS for sale - Nice & Clean Gardening. Includes 2007 Chev truck, (45,000 km), John Deere ride mower w/42” deck. 22” Honda & 22” Toro commercial mowers, Thunderbird trailer, edger, trimmer, 2 stilt weed-eaters, assorted hand tools. 20 clients. $35,000. 250-478-7701.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

HOME CARE SUPPORT RETIRED NURSE will care for children in their home, flexible hours. Providing TLC and individual care. Call Sharon at 250-642-5433, (Sooke).

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to try!!! 1-877-2979883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+). DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-6874680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org audio available

LAWYER REFERRAL Service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919. NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank acquired condos only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

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

PETS PETS JUVENILE MALE Boxer. Not neutered. High energy adult dog. Very handsome! Must Sell, $200. Call 250-361-0052.

AUCTIONS

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

TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

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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.

SUITES, LOWER 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.

FURNITURE 2 TAN covered love seats w/ dark brown pattern, great condition, $100 ea. 250-478-5880 TEAK HUTCH, $550 and teak table $150 or both $600. Bookcase $35. (250)385-3547

MEDICAL SUPPLIES DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

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

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

EUROPEAN MASONRY HEATERS AVAILABLE IN CANADA

MOBILE HOMES & PADS COWICHAN BAY, #31-2055 Koksilah Rd, Tall Tim MHP. 2 bdrm suite, ensuite W/D, 2 small pets ok on approval. $730 mo + utils. 250-597-0617

Please visit: www.gilmoremasonry heaters.com gilmore@sasktel.net 306-630-9116 Also other masonry work FISCAL YEAR-END Stock Reduction Sale! New & Used & Estate Home Furnishings, Mattresses, Tools & Hdwe. Great Selection, Low Prices! 5Pc Dinettes from $99., LazyBoy Recliners $149., Mattresses, All Sizes from $99., All Leather or MicroFibre Reclining Loveseat & Chair $799. Much More! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. We Buy, Sell, Trade. buyandsave.ca

HOMES WANTED

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BEAR MTN area- suite in new house, 2 bdrms, ground floor. Laundry. $1100. inclds utils. Great views. (250)886-7755. 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. LANGFORD. GROUND floor suite, own entrance & patio, Full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, in-suite laundry. Utilities included. Central to shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, bus route. NS/NP. $850.Avail now. 250-474-0079 SAANICH, AVAIL April. 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. SAANICH: FURNISHED large 1 bdrm suite. NP/NS. Avail Now. Refs req’d. $900/mo inclusive. Call 250-721-0281, 250-858-0807. TILLICUM- 3 bdrms, 1 bath basement suite, big yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes hydro. Call (250)920-6282.

WE BUY HOUSES 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!

KIRBY VACUUM, bought $2500 selling for $800 never used. (250)652-4690.

FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095 www.creditdrivers.ca

AUTO SERVICES

TRUCKS & VANS

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

TowPimp.com 250-588-7172

toll free 1-888-588-7172 1986 VW VANAGON- 110,178 original km, camperized. $5000 obo. (250)544-4303.

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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VENDING MACHINE FOR SALE

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

ONLY $500 * Perfect working order * 9 selections (perfect for candy bars, chips, etc.) * Programmable * Comes with manual * Accepts quarters, nickels and dimes * 2 shelves for storage * Measures 65” high, 28” deep, 26” wide Call Kim, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5pm (250) 746-4451 ext. 223

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

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SUITES, UPPER

AUTO FINANCING

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

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

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

CARS 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

STORAGE

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

HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION

New & Used Food Services Equipment. March 17 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-545-3259

SUITES, LOWER TILLICUM/CAREY, bright 1bdrm. Full bath. Sep ent, close to amens, NS/NP. $730 incls hydro/electric/WD. Avail Apr. 1 250-294-4070, 250-588-5195.

Fraser Tolmie Apts 1 & 2 Bedrooms 1701 Cedar Hill X Road www.frasertolmime.ca for pics

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

Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

Today’s Solution

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOMES FOR RENT

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION

BRENTWOOD: 3-BDRM, 2 bath, large yard. $1600. + utilities. Avail Apr. 1st. 250479-0275 cumpelik@shaw.ca

GORDON HEAD. Large 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, deck + 2-bdrm in-law suite, workshop. 2 F/P NS/NP. $2200. (250)477-6541

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RENTALS

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.

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

SCYTHE- VINTAGE, wooden handle, $90. Call (250)5089008.

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CONTRACTORS

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PAINTING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

DRAFTING & DESIGN

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

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.

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

TAX 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

BLINDS & DRAPERY BEAT the Heat event....Go Wild with Sun Screens this spring break. Screen the harmful rays with a radiant deal from owner Chris Wild, @WILD ABOUT BLINDS...save 50% on these unique solar sunbeaters and reduce heat build-up in one of your south facing rooms or offices, during the month of March only. WILD ABOUT BLINDS....contact Chris @250-338-3877 for a free no obligation estimate today! Ask about our multiple window discount. Contractors and developers welcome!!

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.

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.

GARDENING AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests & fertilize. (250)882-3129 J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Spring cleanup, tree & hedge pruning. 23yrs exp. WCB. ANOTHER LAWN SEASON! Replace it with a beautiful Garden or Patio. 30 yrs exp. web.me.com/rodkeays Call 250-858-3564.

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

ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com 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.

CLEANING SERVICES

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

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

CARPENTRY

CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 EAST COAST CLEANER Residential, Commercial and Post-Construction. Quality cleaning guaranteed. Call Today! 250-812-8722 HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, friendly & responsible. Call Kathy 250-882-8194. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018 WE LOVE DIRTY KITCHENS! House cleaning regularly or one time. 250-532-6858. welovedirtykitchens.com

FENCING

NORM’S PAINTING- 15% offQuality work. Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

HANDYPERSONS Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 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: denisifix@gmail.com 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.

RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545.

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

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

I’VE GOT a truck. I can haul. Reasonable rates, so call. Phil 250-595-3712.

HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. lalondejeff62@yahoo.ca $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

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. www.cbsmasonry.com

CA$H for CAR$

ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Rockwork, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Fully insured. Estimates. Call 250-588-9471 - 250-882-5181

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ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

250-888-JUNK www.888junk.com

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.

CONTRACTORS

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543.

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

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

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

CAPTAIN JUNK. Free est. Satisfaction guar. Same day removal. Call 250-813-1555. 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. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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. www.cbsmasonry.com

✭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. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

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

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

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

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

TILING

MOVING & STORAGE

A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

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.

PROF & custom installs of floor & wall tiles. Heated flooring, Custom Showers. Reno’s, new constr. Bob 250-812-7448

DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PAINTING

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

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-590-2929, 250-812-3213.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM

NEWS GAZETTE

Your Community Food Store SOOKE

LANGFORD

6660 Sooke Road Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

772 Goldstream Ave. Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

“Locally Owned & Operated Since 1974”

We reserve the right to limit quantities

We reserve the right to limit quantities

AD PRICES IN EFFECT MAR 7 THRU MAR 13 A 13, 2012

Fresh, Great Tasting Meat

5-A-Day for Optimum Health

BUTCHER’S BUTCHER’S BLOCK BLOCK

PRODUCE

Western Beef Top Round

Hot House Red, Yellow or

Marinating Steaks $399 Orange Peppers $149 /lb

8.80kg.......................................... Western Beef Top Round

Premium Roast $

Fresh Extra

Lean Ground Beef $ 99

99

3

8.80kg .............. /lb Maple Lodge Chicken Bologna, Wieners or

$

599

$

199

Maple Lodge Chicken

Ultimate Weiners $

4

900g...............

$

Steak

Tilapia Fillets

$ 99

3

Frozen Northern King

Frozen Northern King

Sole Fillet

Pollack Fillets

$

$ 99

399

3

/100g

/100g

/100g

For Your Healthy Lifestyle

NATURAL FOODS Blue Sky

355ml

00

1

Maranatha Natural

Almond Butter 737g ............ Protein Blast

Snack Bars 72g .........................

Protein Blast

$

229 $ 99 4 $ 79 1

89

2/

Annies Organic

Fruit Snacks 115g ................... Barbara’s Bakery

Cheese Puffs 198g .................

500 $ 79 2 $ 79 1 + dep

Green Giant

500 2/ 00 3 $ 99 2 $ 89 5

Simply Steam Vegetables 200-250g

770-900g

Cool Whip

$ 69

5

Island Farms Denali or Country Cream Ice Cream 1.65L ....... ...............

Remember Your Calcium

DAIRY Island Farms

$

$

599

3 69 Vanilla Plus Yogurt 650g......... 2 Kraft $ 89 Philadelphia Dips 227g ........ 2 Kraft Crackerbarrel $ 99 Cheddar Cheese 700g................ 9 Cottage Cheese 750g ................ Island Farms

$

$

Kraft

$

199

Old Fashioned Ham

Gouda

Per 100g

Per 100g

Natural Pastures

$

129

Seafood Pasta Comox Salad $ ¢ Brie Per 100g

3

200g

$

+ dep

+ dep

561-709ml

+ dep

1.47L

100g

2 129

......................................

Chocolate Malt Balls 100g

........

$

BBQ, Honey Roasted or Dry Roasted Peanuts 100g Sultana Raisins 100g

Nabob Tradition

Coffee 326g

$

599

Dempsters Signature White or 100%

Wholewheat Bread 600g

2/

500

Campbells

Chunky Soup 540ml

2/

400

Bicks Premium

Dill Pickles 1L

$

299

Unico Premium

Balsamic Vinegar 500ml

$

279

Maxwellhouse

Instant Coffee 200g

$

599

Heinz Squeeze

Big Red Ketchup 1.5L

$

539

Quaker

Cap’n Crunch Cereal 350g

$

359

BAKERY

Western Foods Gourmet Coffee Beans $ 19

Senior’s Day Thursdays • Save 10% on Most Items

..............................

2’s

Bulk Foods

3

625ml

4’s

499

29 /ea

Applesauce

85g

$

$

+ dep.

1.8kg

3.78L

229

in all departments

680g

+ dep

Wildberry Juice

Freybe Pate

39

29

Sunrype Pure Orange, Apple or

$

All Varieties, 475ml

680g

369

DELI

+ dep

4’s

Vegetable Juice

$

Healthy Choices in our

“Secret Super Saver Specials”

300g

V-8

400

Come in Every Wednesday for our

8’s

455ml

1L

1

1lb bag

/ea

+ dep

BBQ Sauce

Sunflower Oil

99

169

6x355ml

Safflo

1L

2/

$

3’s

907g

2

Chocolate Milk

Kiwi Fruit

375g

1

/lb

Organic

700ml

09

59¢

1.30kg

Romaine Heart

187-191g

in juice

/lb

Organic

350g

1.8L

1.89L

/lb

199

Celery

750g

Mayonnaise

$

Island Farms

99

+ dep

Hellmans Real

Dessert Topping 1L .................

39¢

796ml

398ml

4/

Yellow Onions 86¢kg ..................................

1.5L

Dole

Grape Juice 341ml ... ................

Medium

$ 4.39kg

113g

300

$

500

181g

1.5-2L

Pineapple

/ea

199 2/ 00 Pringles Potato Chips .......................... 4 ¢ Idahoan Instant Potatoes .................... 99 2/ 00 Dasani Remineralized Water .............. 3 $ 79 Unico Red Kidney Beans or Chick Peas 1 $ 99 Golden Boy Sultana Raisins .................. 2 $ 99 Peek Freans Cookies ................................. 2 $ 59 El Paso Taco Shells ............................. 2 $ 99 Nestle Quick Chocolate Syrup ............... 2 $ 79 Quaker Regular Muffets ..................... 2 $ 29 Molson Exel Low Alcohol Beer .... 3 $ 29 Nishiki Sushi Rice ................................... 3 2/ 00 Dorcy AA or AAA Mastercell Batteries .. 5 2/ 00 Christie Red Oval Stoned Wheat Thins ...... 5 2/ 00 Lipton Regular or Light Chicken Noodle Soup Mix 4 $ 69 Dempsters Canadian Rye Bread ......... 2 $ 29 Lumberjack Sourdough or 12 Grain Bread ... 2 $ 49 Beneful Dog Food ................................... 4 4/ 00 Whiskas Temptation Cat Food ........ 5 $ 99 Purex Double Roll Bathroom Tissue 2 $ 49 Spongetowels Ultra Paper Towels ........ 2 $ 99 Dawn or Ivory Ultra Dishwashing Liquid 1 $ 99 Tide 2X Ultra Laundry Detergent 7

Coca Cola

2/

2

Cherry ‘on the vine’

300

Sunrype

All Varieties

Protein Drinks 325ml .......

Welchs

Rising Crust Pizza

use

Western Foods Cloth Bags

300

FROZEN FROZEN FOODS FOODS McCain

Go Green

$ 79

....................................

Tomatoes 2/ 340g ................................

69¢

2/ 454g

/lb

2/

¢

Pineapple

Garden Salad

900ml

Quality and Convenience

99

/ea

Chicken Broth

68g

+ dep

Pacific Broths 946ml .............

Per 100g

River Ranch

Campbells Beef, Vegetable or

CLIF Bars

Natural Soda

2/

12

8.80kg................................

Frozen Northern King

SEA

99

399 Dinner Steak $399

........................

Treats From the

908g..............

/ea

$

269 /ea

Western Beef

Western Beef Tenderized

8.80kg

99

3

..................................

/ea

Chicken Wings

2/ 00 Black /ea Plums

Mangoes

Avocadoes

/ea 375-450g ............... Maple Lodge 3 Varieties Frozen

/lb

$

454g

Mock Chicken

Family Pack

13.21kg ...........

Strawberries

3

8.80kg ............. /lb Farmhouse Fresh Boneless Skinless

Chicken Breast

/lb lb

3.29kg............................................................................

................

59¢

69¢

Apple Crisp Everything Bagels $ 29

3

6’s

Calabrese Buns $ 6’s

6’s

2

29

600g

$

429

Butter Crust Bread $ 89 454g

www.westernfoods.com

1

2 Bite Brownies$ 300g

389


A2 • www.goldstreamgazette.com

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM

M E AT & P O U LTRY | F I S H & S E A F O O D Wild Whole Pink Salmon

Chicken Drumsticks

48 2

399¢

Per 100LLbbG

Lilydale Fresh Frying

2

99 Lb

Zam Zam

Pork Butt Roast

2

39 Lb

Canadian Premium Grain Fed Fresh Boneless

5.27 Kg

6.59 Kg

Marinating Steak Outside Round Northridge Farms Premium AAA Beef Boneless

3

Chicken Thighs

99 Lb

Lilydale Fresh Frying

3

19 Lb

Zam Zam

Sweet N’ Sour Pork Cubes

Soft Drinks

/VEN2OAST

3

19 Lb

Pork Steak

1

Fresh Shoulder Canadian adian Premium Grainn Fed

Beef Boneless Canadian Premium Grain Fed

MARCH 2 0 12

s-ULTIPACK9OGURT

99¢

98 Lb

7.03 Kg

7.03 Kg

Tilapia Fish

1 Manila Clams 119 Calico Scallops 189 69

Frozen Whole Dressed 3.73 Kg

Lb

Fresh In the Shell West Coast 5.40 Lb buyBC

Per 100 G

Flat Pasta

1 Litre Bottle + Dep

Per 100 G

of 50

Filled Pasta Olivieri Fresh 350 Gram Package

Montreal Beef

Ea

Pasta Sauces Olivieri Fresh 160 Gram /300 mL Package

Freybe

149

Freybe

11

Bob’s Red Mill

2

29

Fernwood O R G AN

10

11

12

Long English Cucumbers

Ham

169

s.ATURALLY Black Forest s.ATURALLY Old-Fashioned Freybe

6

Diapers Pampers Mega Pack

1

99

s/VEN2OAST s(OMESTYLE s3UNDRIED Tomato Cuddy

Per 100 Gram

18

99

IC

s9OGURT 650 G Activia

s$ESSERT Yogurt 4’s Activia s$ANINO Go Yogurt 8’s

3

39

s7HITE s7HOLE Grain Wheat Dempster’s

2

99 for

s©3QUARES s3OFT

Fresh Baked

3

49

Silver Hills Assorted

s,EMONS

98

¢

Gizella

Six Fortune

299

for

Lb

1

s,IMES

29

1

3/$

Grown in Mexico

for

Lb

8

99

4

2/$

for

ffoor for

Premium Soy Sauce

1

69

Frozen Dumplings

429

O’Tasty

Lb

1.74 Kg

s2OMA Tomatoes Grown in Mexico 2.18 Kg

s(ASS !VOCADOS Grown in Mexico Bag 4’s

s#ARA#ARA Oranges

99

¢ Lb

California Grown 3 Lb Bag

2

s+INNOW Mandarins

99 Ea

349

Ea

79¢

Lb

Imported 1.74 Kg

3

IC O R G AN

1.52 Kg

Grown in Mexico 1.52 Kg

Ea

Mushrooms

Long Eggplant Imported Fresh ¢

O R G AN

Ginger

IC

4

69

¢

Imported Fresh 1.52 Kg

69

Lb

69¢

Lb

Lb

567 Gram Package

Medium Grain Rice s7HITEs"ROWN Sekka

500 mL Bottle

Frozen Fruit

79¢

California Grown Seedless & Sweet Fancy

Zucchini Squash

.AVEL/RANGES California Grown Certified Organic 88 4 Lb Bag

600 Gram Package

Lee Kum Kee

Enter to Win 1 of 10 VIM Cleaning Supply Baskets

s'EL#LEANER

Ea Lbb

Your Choice

BC Grown s7HITEs#RIMINI Whole Certified Organic for 227 Gram Package

600 Gram

s#REAM Cleanser

Danone

349

600-615 Gram Loaf

With Baking Soda

Imperial

Soft Flour Cakes

2

5/$

California Grown Fancy

LLb LLb LLb bbb

Grown in Australia Fancy Grade, New Crop 2.84 Kg

6’s

Tiramisu Cheesecake

3

.AVEL Oranges

99

BIG 5 Lb Bag

2/$

Bread

Per 100 Gram

Margarine

5

Texas Grown Fancy Grade

California Grown

ASIAN FOODS

570-650 Gram Loaf

Per 100 Gram

Chicken Breast

2/$

for

Ea

Rio Red Grapefruit

BIG 5 Lb Box

s'REEN"ARTLETT Pears

99

Blueberry Muffins

4

99

Ea

BC Grown, Extra Fancy Large Size 2.16 Kg

1

Smart Bread

F R E S H FA R M & O R G A N I C P R O D U C E Murcott Mandarins

98¢

s'ALA!PPLES

FR E S H BAKE RY

Ea

www.fairwaymarkets.com Photos used in this ad are for presentation purposes only. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Some advertised items may not be available at some locations.

Sea Salt

9

Contest Closes March 12, 2012

1

99

8

$50 Gift Cards!

Unico Assorted 796 mL Tin

Per 100 Gram

for f

7

s/LIVE/IL

s,YONER Sausage 19 s0APRIKA Lyoner s"AVARIAN-EAT,OAF

Organic Coffee

MON

Ea

Previously Frozen 8.57 Lb

SUN

39

D E L I C AT E S S E N

3 419 419

S AT

Your Choice

s4OMATOES

4.37 Kgg

19

Olivieri Fresh 350 Gram Package

FRI

s9OGURT$RINK

s%XTRA6IRGINs2EGULAR Gallo 1 Litre Bottle Aged Minimum 14 Days 8.80 Kg

TH U R

BC Grown No. 1 Hot House New Crop

8 x 94 mL Biobest Maximmunite Astro

Enter to Win 1

WED

399

12 x 100 Gram Astro

s0EPSI!SSORTED s"RISK!SSORTED s!QUAlNA7ATER

Aged Minimum 14 Days Equal or Lesser Value

www.goldstreamgazette.com • A31

GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Check Out This Week’s MONEY Savers!

Outside Round Northridge Farms Premium AAA Beef Boneless

Previously Frozen Head Off 2.18 Lb

*

NEWS GAZETTE

399

Europe’s Best

13

99

Gorge Centre 272 Gorge Road West, Victoria Shelbourne Plaza 3651 Shelbourne St., Victoria Athlone Court 2187 Oak Bay Ave., Oak Bay Quadra Street Village 2635 Quadra St., Victoria

1521 McKenzie at Cedar Hill Rd., Victoria Westshore Town Centre 2945 Jacklin Rd., Langford Sidney-By-The-Sea 2531 Beacon Ave., Sidney Brentwood Bay Village 7108 W. Saanich Rd., Brentwood

Organic Cous Cous

Cashews

Nanaimo North Town Centre 4750 Rutherford Rd., Nanaimo Port Alberni Plaza 3737–10th Ave., Port Alberni

STORE HOURS All Locations: 8am–10pm except Sidney-By-The-Sea: 8am–9pm

15 Lb Bag

Shredded Cheese

699

Kraft

O R G AN

59¢

IC

s5NSALTED s3ALTED

1

79

Wine Gums

79¢

fr fo for

Aran

Vim 500 mL Bottle 454 Gram Package

100% Juice

3

2/$ for

Oasis Assorted

46’s-60’s

907 Gram Package

Pasta Sauce

36

2/$99 for

Ketchup Aylmer

1

79

Your Choice

Hamburger 2/$ Helper for

4

Betty Crocker Assorted

Classico Assorted

1.36 Kg Package/Tub

Tomatoes s3TEWED s#RUSHED s$ICED

4/$ for

5

Hunt’s

Contest Closes March 12, 2012

s&ROZEN Yogurt s3HERBET s)CE-ILK

4

99

Pizza Buitoni Assorted Frozen

4

99

Soup Gardennay Campbell’s Assorted

5

2/$ for

Island Farms

Per 100 Gram

380 Gram Package

600 Gram Bag

s!MOOZA Twists 252 G s#HEESE Slices 500 G s#HEEZ Whiz 500 G

4

99

Coffee Maxwell House Assorted

5

49

Per 100 Gram

Cheddar Cracker Barrel Kraft Assorted

Per 100 Gram

99 Squeeze s-IRACLE7HIP

10

s-AYONNAISE

399

fr fo for

Kraft

Kraft

960 mL Carton + Dep

Sparkling Mineral Water

1

69

HP Sauce Heinz Assorted

3

99

1 Litre Bottle + Dep

Cereal

s/RIGINAL525 G s&LAKES775 G

3

99

All Bran Kellogg’s

Apollinaris

400 mL Bottle

158-240 Gram Box

1 Litre Bottle

410-650 mL Jar

Your Choice

Soft Drinks s#OKE Assorted

10-12 x 355 mL Tin

3

99

398 mL Tin

Restaurante s4ORTILLA#HIPS 250-320 Gram Bag

s$ASANI7ATER

s3ALSA$IPS

12 x 500 mL Bottle

400-430 mL Jar Old Dutch

Your Choice + Dep

6

2/$ for

Your Choice

1.65 Litre Carton

Canned Fruit Western Family Assorted

2/$ for

3

398 mL Tin

350-385 Gram Box

Apple Juice Unsweetened Western Family

3

2/$ for

1 Litre Carton + Dep

Cereal

s2AISIN"RAN s&ROSTED-INI Wheats s&ROSTED Flakes s&RUIT/ Rainbo’s s(ONEY Nut Oats Western Family

3

99

311-326 Gram Tin

Your Choice

500 mL Carton

s,IPTON Iced Tea s#ANNED Juices s3PARKLERS

4

99

Cookies Econo Pack Assorted

5

3/$ for

907 Gram Package

Tomato Juice

s2EGULAR s,ESS3ALT

5

2/$ for

650 mL Bottle

Crackers s2ITZ s4RISCUITS

5

2/$ for

Christie

Heinz

Dole

907 Gram Bag

12 x 340-355 mL Tin + Dep

300-350 Gram Package

1.36 Litre Tin + Dep

200-225 Gram Box


A32 • www.goldstreamgazette.com

NEWS GAZETTE

WNED AND OP O ER Y LL

ED AT

LO CA

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM

Locally Owned and Operated 1999 Since

The Proofis in the Poultry … plus beef, pork, lamb and seafood

Meet Brian — Head Butcher at Market on Millstream. The guy who makes your mouth water. Look to him to prepare a specific cut of meat to make your recipe sing. Order your cuts, your way, while you wait. And it costs nothing extra – specialized cuts from a neighbourhood-style butcher plus dinners, entrées and soups prepared from scratch on-site by Jack, our full-time chef.

Fabulous meals for people with busy lives. THIS WEEK, BRIAN THE BUTCHER RECOMMENDS:

market fresh

market fresh

Strip Loin Grilling Beef Steaks $OO6L]HV‡5HJXODU‡0DULQDWHG

Whole Roasting Chickens 7.09 kg

Premium AAA

17.61 kg

market fresh

Premium AAA, Bone In

7

lb

thawed for convenience

3

Shepherd’s Pie Approx. 400 g

3

19 market made fresh

Salmon Steaks BC

59

All Sizes

lb

1

79

market smokehouse

Smoked Pork Back Ribs

5

59

lb

Wild Sockeye

Beef Short Ribs All Sizes 8.06 kg

market made fresh

Halal

99

THIS WEEK, CHEF JACK RECOMMENDS:

market made fresh

Approx. 400 g

1

29 100 g

PRICES EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 UNTIL TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

WHEN YOU LOVE FOOD, YOU LOVE THE MARKET STORES.

themarketstores.com

100 g

Roast Beef Dinner

Spicy Peanut Chicken Salad

100 g

2

59

ea

6

59 ea

903 Yates At Quadra 250.381.6000 7 am-11 pm 125-2401 C Millstream Road (at Millstream Village) 250.391.1110 8 am-11 pm

Goldstream News Gazette, March 07, 2012  

March 07, 2012 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette

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