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Blood donors in Greater Victoria know that there’s a lot riding on their donation. And soon their blood will be riding on something else: the nightly 9 p.m. ferry to Tsawwassen. The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) clinic on Saanich Road is about to make blood donations even more valuable. However, doing so will mean the collection bags can no longer be shipped by plane. Later this year the clinic will switch to a new system that can better collect platelets, vital for helping cancer patients around the province. “This will have a dramatic impact on people’s lives,” said Catherine Sloot, part■ It takes four blood nership specialist with the blood service. donations to make one bag Chemotherapy treatments can result in a of platelets for transfusion. loss of platelets, which help form clots or ■ One cancer patient may scabs on cut or broken skin. require up to five platelet Donated blood is flown to Vancouver transfusions a week. where it is broken down in a centrifuge ■ The Saanich Road clinic into multiple products, including red aims to collect 83 units of blood cells, plasma-based components, blood per day. and platelets. The latter separates into a ■ A small sample of each layer known as the buffy coat. donor’s blood is tested “Platelets only have a shelf life of five for HIV, hepatitis B and C, days. So the faster we can collect the syphilis, West Nile virus and (platelet-heavy) buffy coat … and get it to Human T-lymphotropic virus. hospitals, the better,” Sloot said. ■ Test samples will The new system essentially refines how continue to be flown out blood is stored, allowing the platelets a daily to the CBS testing lab better chance of survival while being transin Calgary. ported to Vancouver. The existing method favours red blood cell survival – blood donations are stored around 4 C, nearly 20 degrees colder than the temperature at which platelets should be stored. But the changes have logistical implications for distribution down the line. To better ensure platelets don’t perish on the trip to the CBS laboratory in Vancouver, Saanich clinic employee Sean Kenny will see changes to how he ships blood. Instead of packing styrofoam coolers with icepacks and blood bags, and sending them across the water every evening on a chartered flight, CBS is investing in refrigerator trucks with elaborate cooling trays. This will help keep the blood stored in the most opportune environment before it’s centrifuged at the Vancouver lab.

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PLEASE SEE: Blood clinic improving distribution system, Page A14

Catherine Sloot, with Canadian Blood Services, holds a bag of donated blood above a stack of transport boxes at the clinic on Saanich Road.

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Police add green car to fleet First fully electric vehicle will save transportation costs in long-run Kyle Slavin News staff

While a typical Saanich police cruiser is white with blue and yellow stripes, the newest car in the department’s fleet is 100 per cent green. The department last week acquired an electric vehicle – a 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV – partially paid for through the municipality’s carbon trust fund. But the $37,000 hatchback isn’t going to be used for pulling over speeders on the Pat Bay Highway.

“We won’t see our frontline vehicles (the Ford Crown Victorias) replaced by something like this any time soon,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “Those are purpose-built vehicles. … There are certain requirements the frontline vehicles must meet.” The car will be used by civilian members of the department who make multiple administrative runs each day to the law courts in downtown Victoria. A portion of the bill – $10,000 – came from Saanich’s carbon neutral reserve fund, which departments pay into on an annual basis to offset carbon emissions. Another $5,000 of it was paid for by a provincial incentive program to buy green. Sustainability co-ordinator Mark Boysen says the vehicle should pay for itself through

cost savings within five years. He said it costs ten times more, per kilometre, to drive a gaspowered vehicle. The electric car, Jantzen said, also won’t have to undergo the same maintenance requirements as gas vehicles – no oil changes, no tune-ups. He said the department is currently looking at replacing the frontline cruisers as well, moving away from the Crown Victorias. No decision has been made on which vehicles the department is interested in purchasing. A charging station also had to be built at the back of the police station, at a cost of $1,500. The i-MiEV is expected to be able to travel 155 kilometres on a single charge, at a top speed of 130 km/h. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen unplugs the department’s new Mitsubishi i-MiEV from an electric charging station.

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son. “On the ferry the (B.C. Government sad as you want, but when that bell rings and Service Employees’ Union) workers and those kids come in, they’re going to came to talk to us and we realized it have a great day in my classroom.’” After a year of stalled contract negowasn’t just about the teachers, it was Yet some, including Anderson, have no tiations and six months of work-to-rule about what the government is doing to qualms discussing Bill 22 with students. job action, B.C.’s 41,000 public school all unionized workers.” “I’ll say: ‘When there’s teachers found themselves in the throes Spring break in the “I said ‘you can be something you feel is wrong, of a rapidly escalating labour dispute Greater Victoria School you stand up for what as sad as you want, but do with the province this week. District starts Monday you believe in or do you stay While teachers from across the provand it will be a welcome when that bell rings quiet and let things happen?’” ince reported a sense of comfort duropportunity for teach- and those kids come Anderson said. ing a massive downtown march and ers to spend time with The need to keep contract rally at the legislature Tuesday morning, their families, said The- in, they’re going to discussions out of classfew were willing to speculate on how resa Stokes, a teacher have a great day in my rooms was a belief shared by the conflict would affect their plans for at Eagle View elemenmany of the educators demclassroom.’” spending spring break. tary in View Royal. onstrating that day, includ– Theresa Stokes Provincial government employees Stokes was among ing Spectrum Community across the capital were also thrown the picketers Tuesday School teacher Peter Hunter. into discord Tuesday, as B.C. Teachers’ morning who joined the crowd at the And like most teachers speaking only for Federation members, along with other legislature. themselves and not representing a teachunionized workers, picketed illegally Stokes, who is also a BCTF rep, will ers’ association, Hunter was wary of comoutside downtown office buildings. spend her break in Vancouver for the menting publicly on just how much he will Don Denton/News staff federation’s annual general meeting. The protestors later congregated at participate in future job action. the rally opposing an imposed contract Saanich resident Jane Stewart and her “This is definitely upheaval,” Stokes “I plan to support something as long as and back-to-work legislation tabled by dog Webster supported striking teachers said. “I think most people are going to it’s legal and civil,” he said. Education Minister George Abbott on during a Tuesday protest in downtown carry on with their plans (next week), Sporting a pink plastic tie – an anti-bulVictoria regarding the ongoing dispute. but it’s going to be busy at union head- lying statement that was well-represented Feb. 27. Bill 22 is expected to be passed by Thousands of protesters from around the quarters.” at the demonstration – and posing for a government sometime early next week province took part in the event. Despite her strong support of the photo with his young daughter, Peter Train and imposes large fines on any teachers union and participation in the strike, was representative of the overall sense of who continue to strike. “When we’re at the school sites and Stokes says she will continue to keep her optimism at the rally. Stephen Anderson, a teacher librarian there are 20 or 30 teachers, you ask: ‘Are politics separate from her teachings. “I’m encouraged that (so many) people from Surrey, was one of about 500 teach- we all together in this?’ And when we see “It was a sad day when the bill came feel the same way,” said Train, a teacher in ers from his district who made the trip to something like this, it feels like you’re a through,” she said. “I had a student teacher the Sea to Sky School District. Victoria. part of a bigger movement,” said Ander- in my room and I said ‘… you can be as nnorth@saanichnews.com News staff

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Living a life without limits Laura Lavin News Staff

Linda Sawchuk was worried when her one-year-old daughter noticeably limped as she learned to toddle. She was terrified when little Laura was suddenly unable to walk or crawl. Linda and her husband, Jamie, had already taken Laura to their pediatrician to discuss her limp and had tests done, including a bone scan. “(That part) was really scary, because they were checking to make sure she didn’t have any tumours. That thought was horrible,” Linda says. “And when that came out all clear, they referred us to a rheumatologist.” They were put on a four- month-long waiting list. “She was a really happy baby and (suddenly) she just wouldn’t walk. She had a little chair and she just stopped. She just wasn’t really moving,” Linda says. An emergency trip to the rheumatologist and a blood test confirmed Laura’s diagnosis: juvenile arthritis. Now 16, she has extended oligoarticular onset idiopathic juvenile arthritis. During March, juvenile arthritis awareness month, the Sawchuks and others are speaking out to help bring the condition to light. An estimated one in 1,000 Canadian children under age 16 live with juvenile arthritis, making it one of the most common chronic disorders of childhood. It can be mild, or progressive and disabling. Arthritis may be limited to the joints or affect the eyes and other organs. In some cases, juvenile arthritis resolves by adulthood; in others, it requires lifelong medical care. Laura began treatment right away, receiving a cortisone shot in her knee and daily antiinflammatory medication to decrease the swelling in her joints. She also began regular occupational and physical therapy and wore a leg brace. Over the years, Laura had to have three cortisone injections in her right knee, and in 2008 she had surgery to “clean up” the joint.

Laura Sawchuk was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis as a baby, but the disease hasn’t stopped her from figure skating competitively. Don Denton/News staff

Although the condition is an ongoing concern, Laura’s overall health has been good and she has been in remission from juvenile arthritis for two years. “I hope it’s gone for good so I can just be normal without it for the rest of my life,” she says.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING BYLAWS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING for the purpose of a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, on MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaws and permit. A)

“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2012, NO. 9165” PROPOSED REZONING FOR TWO FAMILY DWELLING ON CADILLAC AVENUE To rezone Lot B (DD243885I), Block 4, Section 14, Victoria District, Plan 877 (278 CADILLAC AVENUE) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RD-1 (Two-Family Dwelling) for the proposed construction of a two-family dwelling. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will also be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted.

B)

“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2012, NO. 9163” PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT TO ALLOW DAYCARE USE IN APPROPRIATE EXISTING ZONES The purpose of the proposed bylaw amendment is to define and add daycare (child and adult) as a permitted use in a broad range of zones within Saanich. In general terms, the bylaw will add conditions to the Special Regulations, Home Occupation Use, regulating home occupation daycare for preschool children and will make necessary consequential changes by deleting outdated references to daycare, daycare centre, community care and community care for children resulting from the proposed bylaw amendments. **Persons who believe they may be affected by this proposed bylaw are encouraged to obtain a copy.** Further, the proposed bylaw will: i)

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Add “Daycare, Adult” and “Daycare, Child” to the list of permitted uses in the following residential, commercial, institutional and special zones:

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Add or replace home occupation use with “Home Occupation Office and Daycare for preschool children” in the following residential, commercial and special zones: RC-1, RC-3, RC-5, RT-1, RT-2, RT-3, RT-4, RT-5, RT-6, RM-1, RM-2, RM-3, RM-4, RM-5, RM-6, RA-1, RA-2, RA-3, RA-4, RA-6, RA-7, RA-8, C-1V, C-15, RM-3TR, RM-CH1, RM-CH2, RM-SH1, RT-CH, RT-WA, MFC-CH, MFI-CH, RA-CA, RM-RG, RM-RH, RM-CR, C-2RO, CD-1RO, CD-2MV (Area C).

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Exclude daycare use in the A-6 (Rural Explosives) zone.

A copy of the proposed bylaws, permit and relevant reports may be inspected or obtained from the Legislative Division, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from March 8, 2012 to March 19, 2012 inclusive, except for weekends and statutory holidays. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the bylaw by contacting the Legislative Division. Correspondence may be submitted by mail to the address above or by email to clerksec@saanich.ca and must be received no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All correspondence submitted will form part of the public record and may be published in a meeting agenda.


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Three days per week, Laureen Matheson is ready to hop in her Honda CRV and head out to medical appointments, to grocery shop, or to complete any number of errands around town. The routes may change, but the purpose of each trip remains the same as Matheson, a Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteer driver, takes those without a licence where they need to go. “You meet some very interesting people,” Matheson said. “Most people have lived some very interesting lives and you

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Canadians, however, get “nothing,” Riley-Spence said, laughing. Victorians will get a chance to watch their winning couple compete at the annual Dance Pacifica Ball, held June 9. Riley-Spence hopes to ignite some interest in the local competition. “Sometimes we’ll compete at Dance Pacifica and there might be 75 people in the audience. You dance differently when there’s more people cheering you on. When it’s so poorly attended, as dancers, it doesn’t give us that edge.” For more information on the upcoming competition, visit www.dancepacifica.org. rholmen@vicnews.com


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SOCCER IN SAANICH BECKWITH PARK, MARCH 3 With youth soccer season nearing its end, the Saanich News attended a recent Prospect Lake Soccer Club youth jamboree at Layritz Park. Prospect’s boys and girls youth teams range in age from under-5 (three players per team) to under-18, and play out of Layritz, as well as Glanford and Beckwith parks. And in true soccer tradition, the younger house league ages practise and play on Saturday mornings.

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The Prospect Lakers name is often seen at provincials and this year should be no different. Several Lakers’ teams, including both the girls and boys U17 silver teams, are atop their division. This year, the Lakers are doing exceptionally well in the under-15 age group. Prospect’s U15 boys gold team is the toast of its division, undefeated through nine games so far. Likewise, Prospect’s U15 girls and U14 girls teams are first and second, respectively, in the girls U14/15 gold division.

Ten-year-old Julia Stephen, left, gets ready to take a shot as she’s checked by nine-year-old Sophia Shires.

Seven-year-olds Jacob Rankin, left, Myles Chamberlain and Ashton Black chase the ball.

Coach Scott Linell, left, and manager Jodi Ward watch the game with eight-year-old Tyson Wilkinson from the sidelines.

Seven-year-old Carter Munro gets the ball downfield with support from teammate eightyear-old Taine Clague, while being chased by eight-year-old Dane Pfeiffer.

Eight-year-old Owen Russell dribbles the ball with seven-year-old Jacob Rankin in pursuit.


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Crash sends bus riders to hospital Kyle Slavin News staff

Three people were sent to hospital after a commuter bus was involved in a crash on Quadra Street during the morning rush hour on Tuesday. Two passengers aboard the bus were taken to Victoria General Hospital with back and neck injuries when the bus struck the front passenger side of a Honda Civic that crossed a double solid yellow line to make a left turn. Around 8:40 a.m. the northbound Civic was trying to turn in to an apartment complex mid-block in the 4000-block of Quadra St. The driver of the southbound No. 6 bus attempted to brake, but hit the car. Four passengers on the bus reported injuries, two of whom walked away with just scrapes and bruises. The female driver of the car was also taken to hospital, believed to have head injuries as a result of the collision deploying the car’s airbags. The bus driver was uninjured, but he was in shock, according to B.C. Transit spokesperson Meribeth Burton.

A tow operator from Totem Towing tends to a Honda Civic involved in a crash with a B.C. Transit bus on Tuesday morning. Both the car and the damaged bus, in the background, had to be towed away. Kyle Slavin/ News staff

“He is perfectly healthy. We have programs in place and resources to offer him to talk over the situation, which is very traumatic,” she said. There were another 10 passengers on the bus at the time of the crash. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Quadra Street was temporarily blocked off to

southbound traffic while investigators were on scene. Saanich police Const. Richard Burdet said speed, alcohol and driver impairment do not seem to be factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing, and he said charges under the Motor Vehicle Act could possibly be issued. kslavin@saanichnews.com

Bank teller saves couple from ‘grandparent scam’ Kyle Slavin News staff

An elderly German couple living in Saanich was woken up early Saturday morning by a panicked female caller in need of $40,000. She spoke to them in German, and claimed to be their niece, living in Deutschland. “Olga, is that you?” “Yes, it’s me, Olga.” She said she needed the large sum of money to help pay the bills for her newly acquired furniture store. She also told the couple not to tell other family members about her situation, out of concern that she would be shunned and shamed. The victims, convinced their niece was really in trouble, went to the

Coast Capital Savings credit union on Shelbourne Street to withdraw money. But the unusually large request caught the attention of the bank teller. When she questioned the elderly man about what the money was to be used for, he explained the situation, which she immediately recognized as a fraud. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said fraudsters perpetrate this scam by tricking their victim, usually an elderly person, into suggesting the name of the family member then taking on that identity. Often a second scammer will get on the phone, claiming to be a lawyer or authority figure, to create a greater air of legitimacy and urgency. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Hockey night in the region It’s March and it’s the height of hockey season for Greater Victoria fans. Many are following the Vancouver Canucks, hoping the Northwest Division leaders will make a return trip to the National Hockey League championship series, and with a little luck, score their first Stanley Cup win. The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals have developed a following of their own in their first season here You want value? after replacing the Salmon Kings. Check out the Jr. B ECHL At week’s end the hockey playoffs Royals looked like a safe bet to make the playoffs, following an exciting, if somewhat of a roller-coaster regular season of major junior hockey. But the place to be on many hockey nights in the Capital Region over the past couple of weeks has been any of the three rinks that are home to junior B teams. Led by the Island league’s regular season champion Victoria Cougars, local teams have given diehard fans and infrequent spectators the type of entertainment that keeps ’em coming back. The always-tough Cougars are taking on Mill Bay’s Kerry Park Islanders in one semifinal, while the defending playoff champ Peninsula Panthers are battling the Saanich Braves in the other. These high school-aged players leave little on the ice and offer up everything from tight defensive battles to high-scoring goalfests. Fans packing Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt (Cougars), Pearkes Rec Centre in Saanich and Panorama Rec Centre in North Saanich (Panthers) know they need not shell out big dough to experience exciting, inspiring games. It doesn’t hurt that the price of a hot dog or popcorn is modest as well. On the West Shore, the struggles of the junior A Victoria Grizzlies this year have been somewhat counteracted by news that the area will get a junior B team back for next season. Overall, there’s plenty of signs that hockey remains a passion in the Capital Region, no matter who’s playing the game. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Balancing books on two fronts In her enthusiasm and, I suspect, budget. ’Tis the season, as each to make it more difficult for me to municipality goes over the books say ‘no’ to her gleeful request – i.e. and crunches the numbers. demand – my seven-year-old is It won’t be long before property hopping up and down. owners find out how She is hopeful I’ll take much their municipal her and her brother to taxes will cost them. see The Lorax. Esquimalt property I sigh as dollar signs owners will likely face flash before my eyes. a tax hike, possibly “We just went to a higher than the year movie two weeks ago,” prior. According to Black I say. “Remember, we’re Press council reporters, trying to save our money municipalities from for our vacation this Saanich to Sooke will summer.” Erin McCracken likely see a property tax “Does that mean we increase this year. Paper trail can’t see the movie?” To make matters she asks me, no longer worse in Esquimalt, few bouncing. residents have taken a proactive “No. We just want to be able to interest in budget deliberations. save our money for other things. Four residents attended a public Bigger things.” budget presentation last month. Ahh, the juggling act that is the It can’t be for lack of interest, family budget. since many people are quick to Without missing a beat – The express their views after the budget Lorax temporarily forgotten – my is passed. kids begin rhyming off a list of Modern Democracy co-founder things they’d like to see and do Jason Ross, who donates his during their vacation, though it’s time videotaping various public months away. meetings held in the Capital Region, “We won’t be able to do filmed the recent Esquimalt budget everything that week,” I warn them. meeting. “Let’s vote on it, so that everyone After posting the videos on can have a say.” YouTube, they were viewed 96 No one likes to be outvoted, but times. the discussion gives me a better Granted, it’s not the stuff you sense of everyone’s expectations. want to spend a couple of hours And it allows the kids to appreciate, watching, even if you are in the however temporarily, that there is a comfort of your own home, with a spending cap. bowl of popcorn in hand. It makes me think back to But if your taxes go up and you interviews I conducted last week didn’t attend any budget meetings about Esquimalt’s 2012 municipal or send in an email with your

input, do you still have a right to grumble about a hike after your municipality’s budget is approved? Sure, you do. But, what’s the point? “(Residents) are obviously looking at a tax increase, and if they have concerns they should show up,” Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins said last week. “You can’t complain after the fact if you don’t have an understanding of the process, and (aren’t) aware of all the cost implications.” Attending the meetings, or, if possible, watching them online – cue the popcorn popper – gives taxpayers a better sense of the financial health of their communities. “Everybody wants cheaper taxes, but I’m not sure they realize the impact,” Esquimalt Coun. Meagan Brame said recently. True. Everyone in my house wants a fantastic vacation, and the kids are beginning to realize that we’ll have to tighten our belts now so we can maximize our fun later. That’s not to say my daughter won’t jump up and down excitedly from time to time, asking to see The Lorax or making other such requests, or hold back her complaints when I say ‘no.’ But my hope is there will be fewer complaints and a bit more understanding. Can your municipal councillors and mayors expect the same from you? Erin McCracken is a reporter with the Victoria News. emccracken@vicnews.com

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LETTERS Fine line between teachers as professionals or labourers I taught junior high school in Duncan in the mid-70s for several years and that classroom experience has left me with nothing but respect for teachers. It is a difficult, demanding profession that requires a great deal of energy to effectively create a positive learning environment from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It has always been considered an important profession which necessitated planning and marking outside the classroom hours. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is another matter altogether. It is a union that is seemingly ill

disposed to professional development, focusing rather on political advocacy. An incredible amount of union dues has been poured into advertising how horrible the education system has become in the last 10 years (note: after the departure of the NDP government). They do not believe in gradewide testing, refused to try to negotiate a new collective agreement over the summer, preferring to wait for the new school year to begin, and put forward a preposterous wage and benefits package, eventually reduced to a three-year demand

for a 15-per-cent wage increase. This furthers their obvious political agenda, but does nothing to help the province’s educational system. Former BCTF president Jinny Sims is now a federal NDP MP. Surely this desire for confrontation has severely damaged the classroom learning situation and the public educational system, evidenced by more parents simply giving up and removing their children. Having received a 15-percent increase over the previous three years, perhaps it might be reasonable for BCTF to see how

other professional vocations have fared. In many cases, architects, engineers, surveyors and lawyers have struggled to keep their doors open. Most private-sector professionals make less money today than three years ago. All B.C. taxpayers pay half of all teachers’ pensions. Private-sector pensions are often completely self-financed and generous healthcare plans are virtually nonexistent. The bulk of the present cost of the $5.5-billion B.C. education budget is teachers’ salaries. Would teachers want their desired salary increase to be

Readers respond: Bill C-30, small-appliance recycling, cynicism. Other methods available for surveillance Bill C-30 is unnecessary. We have mechanisms to allow surveillance of persons of interest and their online activities. They are called warrants. They work. Warrantless surveillance as enabled by Bill C-30 removes vital checks and balances and violates the rights of all Canadians. One does not have to stand with criminals to oppose an intrusive police state. Federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, in promoting Bill C-30, has made outrageous and insulting remarks about opponents of the bill and all Canadians. It is past time for Toews to publicly and sincerely apologize to all Canadians for his inappropriate comments, to learn the details and implications of his pet bill, and to listen to the overwhelming opposition from ordinary Canadians. Information about the potential social and monetary costs of Bill C-30 and an online petition can be found at www.StopSpying.ca. Gordon Horne Victoria

Time to see the good and value the care of others There are people in our lives in society who genuinely and sincerely care about the needs of others, be it a grocery store manager, a municipal councillor, a bank teller or a company president. I often hear people say these people are only in it for the money. How can we begrudge someone for providing themselves, their families and their employees with a livelihood. And if others do not notice the care given in the things other people do in the nature of their work, the care is not being valued. If the care is not being valued, it is marginalized in importance by other perspectives about human nature and our society, and puts extra demands on caring peoples’ strength to continue and have faith in their sense of purpose and believe in themselves

as compassionate human beings. One can understand people becoming cynical, discouraged or downhearted about society because of the hardships and difficulties they meet in their own lives. Only, this is not constructive. If we do notice and value the care in people around us – parents, children and youth and grandparents, shop owners, grocery clerks, police – then a response of acknowledgment can foster and strengthen the compassionate nature of our social fabric, which, in turn, makes it simpler for individuals to be caring. Dianne Mark Brentwood Bay

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Incentives will do more to encourage recycling We just bought a new rice cooker and were surprised to find an environmental fee of $2.25 tacked on. This charge is apparently levied under something called “Unplugged: the Small Appliance Recycling Program” introduced by the B.C. government on Oct. 1 last year. The idea is to keep appliances out of landfills, and to encourage people to return their old appliances to a recycling centre. Sadly, modern appliances are now made such that the consumer has little chance to repair them. In olden times, a malfunctioning kettle or iron could be opened up and repaired. Now, most items have a label such as ‘no user serviceable items inside, thus encouraging disposal. The previous recycling program had people pay upon disposal of an item; now they charge you when you buy the item. If the intention of the new program is to have people bring items to a recycling facility, then the consumer should be tempted with a refund of at least some of the environmental fee, similar to returning bottles to a depot. Alas, this is not the case, and people originally unlikely to visit a recycling facility now have no more incentive to do so. Roel Hurkens Victoria

funded by deficit borrowing that would have to be paid by their present students in their future working lives? The NDP initiated a politically correct change in class composition that required special needs students to be integrated into all classrooms. This has been the single greatest stroke in making the present classroom situation untenable for many teachers. It must be changed to bring a good learning environment back to our public schools. Patrick Skillings Oak Bay

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Police agencies throughout the province can now access a $40,000 provincial pot of money every year to return fugitives to provinces where they are wanted on outstanding warrants. Police chiefs throughout B.C. signed their agencies up for the new Fugitive Return Program on Feb. 14. The program, which is the first of its kind in Canada, “... strengthens public safety and sends a clear message to criminals that they won’t escape justice in B.C.,” Shirley Bond, B.C.’s minister of justice said in a statement. The new initiative is based on successful Con Air programs initiated by the Victoria and Vancouver police departments in 2008-09, which have been partly funded with more than $100,000 from the province’s civil forfeiture program.

The Fugitive Return Program, “We still have the ability to which has been tested out since return people on their warlast summer by a number of rants through Con Air,” he said police agencies, including the of the program which has been Victoria Police Department, partly funded by the Downtown is being co-ordinated by the Victoria Business Association. RCMP. “If we couldn’t fly them back It will be up to the quick enough through federal agency’s major the Fugitive Return Procrime section to priorigram, we could fly them tize which fugitives are back through Con Air.” returned first, such as The new provincial prolific and high-risk money represents a offenders. boost for police agen“There is a void for cies through the provsort of the low-end ince, especially smaller chronic offenders who departments with have multiple wartighter budgets. rants in multiple juris“(Returning fugitives) Sgt. Dean dictions,” said Saanich can be very expensive Jantzen police spokesperson depending on where Sgt. Dean Jantzen, “but they are from,” Oak you as a Crown prosecuBay Police Chief Const. tor wouldn’t go to the expense Mark Fisher said, adding that the to bring them from one province expense includes travel costs for to the next.” officers and the prisoners they The new initiative will com- are escorting. pliment Victoria’s Con Air proThrough B.C.’s Fugitive Return gram, through which at least 19 Program, B.C. sheriffs will escort suspects have been escorted fugitives. beyond B.C.’s borders, said “It gives us another option to VicPD spokesperson Const. Mike deal with a serious offender we Russell. The Vancouver depart- have from another province,” ment transported 98 people out Fisher said. of B.C. in the same time frame. emccracken@vicnews.com

Centenarian warned for speeding in school zone A centenarian driver still has a spotless driving record after being issued a warning ticket when he was caught speeding in a school zone Tuesday afternoon. The 100-year-old man was clocked driving his Buick Century 50 km/h in the 5000-block of Cordova Bay Rd. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said the traffic safety unit officer “wasn’t about to wreck his perfect driving record,” and issued him a warning. Despite school not being in session on Tuesday, due to the teachers’ strike, Jantzen said there are reasonable expectations that children will be at school, and school zone speed limits are still in effect. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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The art of living casually Grassroots group celebrates a decade of artistic support Ryan Flaherty News staff

It’s hard to imagine an art gallery running year after year without any staff whatsoever. But that’s basically what the Ministry of Casual Living has been doing for the past decade, surviving mostly on grant money and the generosity of a dedicated group of volunteers. “I added up the rent and pure money that the volunteers that ran the place had put in over the last nine-and-a-half years, and it was close to $85,000 that artists paid out of pocket to keep it going,” says Aubrey Burke, who is just completing a year-long stint as the “minister” – the grassroots organization’s term for curator – of the arts collective. “And that doesn’t count time.” It should be pointed out that the Ministry isn’t exactly your

typical gallery. All artists are wel- artist. come, and the group’s primary “We just had John Luna show in focus is on giving emerging artists all three windows, and that went a chance to show their work for really well,” says Kidd. the first time. Not only has the move allowed “We’re trying to make this avail- the Ministry to spread the wealth, able to everybody. It’s not exclu- it’s exposed them to a whole new sive at all,” says Cameron Kidd, audience. the group’s new minister. “It’s set “We’re definitely getting a difup in a way that there is a space ferent crowd, different exposure – available for people if they want to probably more exposure – downsubmit. We try to encourage peo- town with the citizens of Victoria ple to submit as many than we were on Haultproposals to show as ain in Fernwood,” says “It’s not they can.” Kidd. “There’s a lot A recent move from exclusive at all.” more foot traffic.” - Cameron Kidd the Ministry’s origiLast week the Minnal home has opened istry hosted a two-day up new opportunities for poten- party to celebrate its first 10 years. tial exhibitors. After occupying a Judging by the sold-out crowds on space on Haultain Avenue for its both nights, there’s plenty of supfirst nine-plus years of existence, port in Greater Victoria for their artthe Ministry now has a trio of dis- ists-supporting-artists approach. play spaces in the heart of down“We’re vibing off the community town Victoria. and people are excited about what The windows – in Odeon Alley, we’re doing,” says Burke. at 625 Johnson Street and at 407 Ten years in, the Ministry conGovernment Street – allow the tinues to look for ways to reach Ministry to host up to six differ- out to the arts community. Collabent exhibits per month; given the orations with local musicians are normal two-week run of each dis- being explored, beach tours are play. They can also co-ordinate the being arranged, and there’s even display spaces to support a single a documentary in the works that

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Cameron Kidd, the minister for the Ministry of Casual Living, pulls a painting out of one of their three display windows downtown on Government Street outside Decade clothing store. examines the group’s first decade of existence. “I think that the Ministry has been an important space for artists over the last 10 years, and has given

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Canadian duo hit Victoria Laura Lavin News staff

Take one legendary solo guitarist and add one of Canada’s finest new songwriters and you have an evening to remember. By the age of 10, guitarist Don Ross was playing less with a pick and more with his fingers. He was fascinated by the possibility of playing several lines at once: melody, middle voices and bass line. To achieve some of the musical ideas he had in mind, he started retuning the guitar to suit them, inventing new tunings that made things easier at first. But he also realized that he could expand the range of the instrument to make the low strings lower and the high strings higher. The possibilities he creates have been endless. Brooke Miller’s career began on Prince Edward Island in a loud punk band as the

lead guitarist and vocalist at the ripe old age of 12. She later connected with music by the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell. She has flourished into a road warrior, touring throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Together, Ross and Miller present a diverse and funky show that highlights both of their many talents. Miller’s voice is authentic and familiar as she weaves creative and complex melody lines, while Ross’ fingers play with true passion. The two are able to quickly develop a rapport with their audience, engaging them with stories about their music and world travels. Ross and Miller perform March 9 at 8 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club. Advance tickets, $20, available at hightideconcerts.net, Lyle’s Place and Ditch Records. llavin@vicnews.com

Kick up your heels, as the Bastion Square Revitalization Association hosts the second annual Bastion Square Celtic Festival on March 10. Activities in the square take place between noon and 4 p.m. The event features cultural displays, Celtic dancing, demonstrations of Celtic arts, a Gold Coin Scramble for the kids and live entertainment, including an Irish music jam session with Daniel Lapp and the B.C. Fiddle Orchestra. See www.bastionsquare. ca for more information. llavin@vicnews.com

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Hear Haydn The Sooke Harbour String Quartet performs at St. Barnabas Church, 1525 Begbie St. (at Belmont Street) on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. The quartet includes Anne McDougall, violin; Sue Innes, violin; Lee Anderson, viola and Trevor MacHattie. The program will include works by Haydn, Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov. Admission is $10 at the door. Call 250595-4324 for more information.

War in the Mind There will be a presentation of the documentary, War in the Mind, by director Judy Jackson in the David Lam Auditorium

at UVic. Jackson’s film explores soldiers’ post-traumatic stress and transitions home and includes testimony from veterans of many wars, including Second World War, who say the pain never goes away. Canadian veteran, author and now senator Romeo Dallaire shares his thoughts of his own high-profile battle with PTSD in the documentary, narrated by Canadian actordirector Paul Gross. There will be a postshowing panel discussion hosted by UVic counselling psychologist Timothy Black. The event takes place Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

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Delaney Woods, left, Chloe Lebreaux, Tayah McKinnon, Eliza Woods, Meghan Lalikeas and Olivia Woods are ready to kick up their heels for the second annual Bastion Square Celtic Festival.

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ame a bike race on the Island this year and Saanich’s Roland Rabien will probably be in it. The 34-year-old amateur cyclist plans to enter 40 to 50 events in the upcoming race season, mostly on the Island but also on the mainland and in Washington. The Victoria Cycling League season kicks off on Sunday (March 11) with the Caleb Pike Road race. Coincidentally, mountain biking’s Island Cup Series also kicks off on Sunday, with the Pro City Racing cross-country race at Hartland Park. Rabien will race the latter, though the major“There was ity of his season will be no conscious in the Victoria Cycling League. decision to start not uncommon volunteering. I just forIt’scyclists such as couldn’t say no.” Rabien, who started with mountain biking, – Roland Rabien to compete in a variety of disciplines: road, cyclo cross, cross-country mountain biking, time Don Denton/News staff trial and track (velodrome). There are few, however, who are as heavily Saanich cyclist Roland Rabien will take part involved with organizing the Island’s race scene. in as many as 50 bike races this year. He’ll “I started lending a hand where I could and it help organize several of them. slowly grew to the state it’s at now,” Rabien said. A computer programmer by day, Rabien is (part of the Cross on the Rock series) on Nov. lending his time to nearly a dozen races in 2012. 20, to helping out with four Pro City-held races His work ranges from director of the Pro City in the Victoria Cycling League’s 2012 race schedRacing Cyclocross Race at Western Speedway ule (the Observatory Hill Climb, as well as three

significant, but subtle variation to his bike. There’s no left brake lever. Instead, both the front and back brakes run through the right lever. Likewise, both gear levers are rigged on the right side of his handlebars. Rabien first took up mountain biking at UVic as a 19-year-old. It was his first serious foray into sports since he was 14, when a roofing accident nearly took his left arm. He can close his Photos by Duane Martindale left fist, but that’s Above: Rabien leading about it. the Cat. 4 men’s “I have limited field in the 2011 functional grip. Bastion Square Grand I can’t put too Prix, which he won. Right: Sprinting much weight on it, in the Victoria Cycling League. but it’s not that big a deal for road racin Metchosin). Add Jumpship, the ing,” Rabien said. Tour de Victoria, the Sidney Time Clearly it’s not. Trials and ongoing support for local In 2010 Rabien rode to silver at cycling websites to the list of things the para-cycling nationals in Quethat keep Rabien spinning. bec. And in 2011 he was first in the “Honestly, there was no con- Bastion Square Grand Prix’s Catescious decision to start volunteer- gory 4. ing. I just couldn’t say no.” Where he does have to compenHe’s the same way with his train- sate “a little more” is the ups and ing regimen. Rabien throws himself downs of cross country and the into as many local races as pos- constant dismounts of cyclo-cross sible, which meant 50 in total last – though he races in the expert year. class of the Island mountain bik“The plan was to race myself fit. ing series and almost has enough It worked, so I’ll do it again.” points to move up to for Cat. 3 road A lot of cyclists who race along- racing. side Rabien might not notice a sports@vicnews.com

Spartans junior boys top Islands The Claremont Spartans showed their superiority by romping to three straight wins to capture the recent junior boys’ Island basketball title at Cowichan secondary. Claremont is currently among the top-ranked teams in B.C. and reinforced its position by beating John Barsby of Nanaimo 56-37, Oak Bay 48-28 and Wellington 49-36 in Saturday’s final. Work ethic made all the difference for the Claremont team, said coach Brandon Dunlop, a former UVic Vike. “We’re a fairly deep team. The guys who come off the bench work as hard as the guys who start. We’ve had a really good season.’’

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Claremont was never seriously threatened in the final by Wellington, particularly when a pair of threepointers padded the Saanich school’s margin to 40-23 after the third quarter. Avoiding nailbiter games suits the coach just fine. “All the power to the guys,’’ Dunlop said. “It makes it a little bit less stressful.’’ Claremont now heads to the provincials at Vancouver College. “If they work as hard as they do, there’s no reason not to be confident,’’ Dunlop said. Claremont has split two meetings this season with powerhouse Vancouver College. sports@vicnews.com

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Sliding into the playoffs Victoria Royals forward Tim Traber loses control of the puck to Vancouver Giants forward David Musil during Sunday’s 6-0 Giants win at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals have sold out Wednesday’s (March 14) home game versus the Portland Winterhawks. The playoffs are on the line as the Royals play in Kelowna tonight (March 9) and Everett tomorrow.

A tale of two Saaniches Stands fill as Braves and Panthers meet in VIJHL semifinals

Braves forward Andrew White gets in front of Panthers goalie Stephen Heslop during Game 1 of the Island league Semifinals at Pearkes on Monday.

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It’s as close to civil war as it gets in good old Saanich. Nearly 250 people packed the stands to cheer their respective districts at Pearkes arena on Monday night as south battled north in Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League semifinal. The southerly Saanich Braves won handily, 7-2 over North Saanich’s Peninsula Panthers. But expect more fight out of the seasoned warriors from the north – they are defending B.C. champs after all. Game 3 of the VIJHL semifinal goes tonight at Panorama Recreation Centre. When two teams so close in geography meet in the playoffs, the added energy from the visiting fans is felt from the bench, said Braves coach Brad Cook. In fact, despite a one-sided score in the Braves’ favour, Peninsula fans were just as vocal, if not more so on Monday. So much so, that the Braves’ Facebook page admitted it in a plea for improved home support. And with the Victoria Cougars and Kerry Park Islanders in the other semifinal, it means every game is a short drive for fans to watch their team for the rest of the VIJHL playoffs. “It’s going to be nice for hockey in Victoria the next month,” Cook said. “When you think about it, most of the players on both teams are local, and they’re bringing three to four fans each. It means guaranteed full buildings the rest of the way.” For last year’s Cougars versus Panthers final series, Archie Browning was drawing crowds it hadn’t seen since the days when the Victoria Salsa played there,

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nearing the 1,000 mark. And it’s great for the ownership groups. No more long bus trips, double the gate revenue and all that profit going back into the team funds. “Junior B isn’t a business people get into for profit,” Cook said. “The teams need that money.” On the other hand, it means players and coaches are left to their daily routines, which means daily distractions. “Riding the bus (up-Island) means everyone meeting together at 1 p.m. It gives everyone a chance to put work, school and family out of their minds. A chance to focus and decompress.”

Game night Braves vs. Panthers ■ Panthers 2 Braves 7 ■ Game 3: Today (March 9), 7:30 p.m. at Panorama. ■ Game 4: March 12, 7:30 p.m. at Panorama. Cougars vs. Islanders ■ Islanders 3 Cougars 4 ■ Cougars 3 Islanders 1 ■ Game 3: March 8 ■ Game 4: March 10, 7:30 p.m. at Kerry Park. ■ Game 5 (If necessary): March 11, 3 p.m. at Archie Browning Sports Centre.

And it’s worked. The Braves were over .500 on the road this year. Now the team is hoping it can bring an army of fans with them into battle at Panorama tonight and Monday (Game 4).

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RV SALES REP needed for asap! We need someone to join the Voyager RV sales team! We have a rare opening for an energetic & effective RV salesperson, to start this Spring! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing opportunity to sell the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top selling RV brands (Jayco, Itasca, Winnebago towables, Northern Lite & more!) and work at the BC Interiorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest RV dealer. Email resumes to sales@voyagerrv.ca or fax to 250766-4640.

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

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

PETS

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

2 QUEEN sized ďŹ&#x201A;at sheets, 8 towels assorted (used), $18 for everything, 250-383-4578.

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AIRCAST BOOTS, medical, like new, 1 sz ďŹ ts all male & female, $88. obo. (250)3802858 before 9pm. COMPUTER CELERON2, 664MHz, WinXP, 80GB HD, monitor, keyboard, mouse, $45 obo. Call 250-479-1101. GRACO INFANT car seat, up to 40lbs, hardly used, 6 yrs old. $50. (250)721-3740. HAND MADE wool bed spread & 2 cushions, $20, 3 seat sofa, $60. 250-881-8133. JVC 19â&#x20AC;? colour TV, in great shape, $75 obo. Call 250-3864083. LEX MARK 3 in 1 scanner/printer/photo copy, $60. Call 250-472-2474. NHL SLEEPING bag 30â&#x20AC;?x36â&#x20AC;? still in packaging, $20 obo. Call (250)721-0308.

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SCYTHE- VINTAGE, wooden handle, $90. Call (250)5089008. TRIPLE BIKE rack, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swingmanâ&#x20AC;?. TWD protector gear, childs 8-10. $95. 474-0484.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ďŹ r, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

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

FRIENDLY FRANK

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

BUILDING SUPPLIES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PRIVATE VOICE lessons avail., all styles & ages welcome. Learn to sing with good technique & conďŹ dence. Call Catherine 250-595-6890.

Please visit: www.gilmoremasonry heaters.com gilmore@sasktel.net 306-630-9116 Also other masonry work

WALK-IN BATHTUB, Premier make, jetted, good cond. $1000. obo. (250)884-0179.

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY to expand your Electrical experience. Looking for Journeymen Electrician for remote offgrid facilities along the BC Coast. Renewable energy projects up to 300 KW. Excellent wage and beneďŹ t opportunities depending on experience. Email resume to info@hakaienergysolutions.com

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

EUROPEAN MASONRY HEATERS AVAILABLE IN CANADA

WANTED: CLEAN fridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, upright freezers, 24â&#x20AC;? stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.

Must Sell (Ltd.) Will deal. 24x36, 39x57, 60x100. 40 yr paint (Steel Bldgs). Pro-Rated freight to site. Erection Avail. Source# 1OC 866-609-4321

PERSONAL SERVICES

DRESSERS, CHESTS, Bookcases: Truckload Just Arrived! New Espresso & White, Well Priced! POCKETCOIL QueenSize Mattress Sets w/10yr FULL WARRANTEE $599.; Storewide Pre-inventory Clearance. No HST on Lots! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C

PETS

TELEPHONE SALES persons required for a local fund raiser. Must have previous sales experience. Evenings Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm. $11/hr+ incentives. Please call 250-384-4427, leave detailed message.

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SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FOX FUR coat, silver with black, only worn twice, sz 14. $1200 obo. (250)216-9415.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

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

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RENTALS

HOMES WANTED

OPEN HOUSE

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APARTMENT/CONDO

WE BUY HOUSES

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 11, 12pm-2pm 833sq ft, 1 bdrm+ den (Seniors 65+) $229,000. 3915 St. George’s Lane (off Maynard). Marta Arsenault-Cyr 250-920-9682.

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! www.webuyhomesbc.com

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

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

HOMES FOR RENT BRENTWOOD BAY- bright 4 bdrm, walk to all schools bus etc, lrg fenced yrd. NS/NP. Refs. $1700.+ utils. Call (250)652-1432. COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to elem & sec schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1900 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146. HIGH QUADRA: 3 bdrm main. $1500 + 1/2 utils. NS/NP. Avail. now. (250)884-3180. SIDNEY- 2 bdrm rancher, completely remodeled, close to town. NS/NP. Avail immed. $1200+ utils. 1(604)836-5407. 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

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SUITES, LOWER BURNSIDE. 2-BDRM. Bright, spacious, quiet. 5 appls, cat ok, N/S, refs. Avail now. $1025 mo utils incl’d. (250)884-5245. CENTRAL LOCATION: 3 bdrm newly reno’d 4 appls bus route NS/NP $1400 utils incld share laundry 250-480-0849 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. TILLICUM- 3 bdrms, 1 bath basement suite, big yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes hydro. Call (250)920-6282. 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.

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

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

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TRANSPORTATION

COTTAGES

COLWOOD- LRG 3 bdrm apt, 1300sq ft, new reno. $1300 inclds satellite, water, garbage. Pets ? (250)478-7062. SIDNEY- 3 bdrm (behind Thrifty’s) 1 bath. Reno’d. NS/NP. $1375+(250)656-4003

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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.

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

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 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

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

TRUCKS & VANS

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

AUTO FINANCING

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

toll free 1-888-588-7172

1-800-910-6402

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250-588-7172

1986 VW VANAGON- 110,178 original km, camperized. $5000 obo. (250)544-4303.

AUTO SERVICES KG MOBILE Mechanic. Convenience of having a mechanic at home or on the road. (250)883-0490. MOBILE AUTO MECHANIC 40$hr. CHRIS (250)589-7613. cslemin@gmail.com.

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

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DRYWALL

FENCING

GARDENING

GARDENING

HANDYPERSONS

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

BUY 2 get 1 FREE CLEANING! Lnsd/Insur. Refs. PureShine-Cleaning.com 250-6616927

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

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

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

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920. DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518 QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

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

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

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

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

DRAFTING & DESIGN

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

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.

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

DRYWALL

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.

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

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, interior/exterior concrete. 250-588-3744.

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

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

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com Blooms For All Seasons Garden & flower design Garden bed maintenance Pruning Real Estate staging Container design Seasonal clean-ups Lucia Salazar, LHT Fully insured Tel: (250) 382-9565 http://passionforgardening .blogspot.com DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141.

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. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

LANDSCAPE & TREE Fruit/hedges/pruning. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

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

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071 IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com QUALITY WORK. All Renos & Repairs. Decks, Suites, Drywall, Painting. 250-818-7977. SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

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.


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250.388.3535

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PAINTING

PAINTING

PRESSURE WASHING

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

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

BIG BEAR Painting & Handyman Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071

Peacock Painting

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

CA$H for CAR$ GET RID OF IT TODAY:)

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

250-888-JUNK

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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CAPTAIN JUNK. Free est. Satisfaction guar. Same day removal. Call 250-813-1555. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

MOVING & STORAGE

✭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. STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS

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

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.

HOME REPAIRS

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

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

PAINTING

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

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.

Donerightpainting.net Satisfaction guar. WCB cov. 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-813-1555.

STUCCO/SIDING

DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results.

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

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

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

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT

SAFEWAY PAINTING

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

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

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

NEED REPAIRS?

PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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

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

PLUMBING

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

Use our community classifieds Service Directory to find an expert in your community

TILING

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

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NEEDS mine.

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.

WINDOWS

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

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

101-66 Songhees, $624,900

This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

604-75 Songhees

30 Lekwammen Dr, $326,900

2885 Queenston, $578,800

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

pg. 14

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

pg. 37

404-104 Dallas Rd, $429,900 pg. 7

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

2239 Shelbourne St, $379,000 Sunday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

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

pg. 15

pg. 11

pg. 18

pg. 18

pg. 18

pg. 9

pg. 12

pg. 7

pg. 14

pg. 13

pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 34

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 6

Saturday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deanna Noyce 250 744-3301

pg. 22

pg. 22

pg. 5

pg. 17

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch, 250-479-3333

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

pg. 15

Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gordon Tews 250 384-8124

pg. 12

110-1505 Church Ave, $229,900

pg. 19

pg. 20

pg. 36

pg. 36

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

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

pg. 18

2226 Windsor, $879,000 pg. 14

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882

pg. 39

pg. 19

Friday & Saturday 1-3 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 6

973 Nicholson, $854,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

pg. 21

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

pg. 20

pg. 39

pg. 10

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600

Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

pg. 20

pg. 21

pg. 37

211-4529 West Saanich, $379,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Chatterton Alli Munro 250 477-5353 pg. 12

3913 Jean Hgts, $759,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 22

103-40 Gorge Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Tom Brailsford 250 388-5466

pg. 39

528 Walter, $449,900

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

pg. 23

pg. 23

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

pg. 22

409-4536 Viewmont, $299,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

pg. 23

pg. 14

982 Meadowview Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

4173 Buckingham, $669,000 pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney 250-384-8124

pg. 22

pg. 36

528 Walter Ave, $449,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

20-934 Boulderwood, $579,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 6

219-1009 McKenzie, $193,000

212-1619 Morrison, $239,900

Sunday 1-2:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 16

4582 Seawood Terr, $779,500 pg. 21

pg. 37

401-1035 McClure, $274,900

121 Paddock, $459,000

406-1068 Tolmie, $279,000

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

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Carl Latzel 250 384-8124

pg. 34

pg. 21

108-3700 Carey, $295,900

746 Gorge Rd W, $549,900

pg. 21

104-1450 Beach Dr, $325,000 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

Sunday 3-5 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

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

308-3260 Quadra St., $266,900

Saturday 2-3:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

pg. 21

618 Baxter, $513,900

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

658 Grenville, $489,900

Sunday 12-2 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

102-3969 Shelbourne, $215,000

4336 San Cristo Pl, $569,000

16-477 Lampson St, $249,900

2073 Crescent Rd, $824,900 pg. 15

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

pg. 22

4165 Crosshaven Cl, $629,900

7-704 Rockheights, $565,900

101-1807 Oak Bay Ave pg. 15

pg. 20

1366 Craigflower, $569,900

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor Smith, 250 388-5882

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Gray Rothnie, 250-477-1000

1001 Foul Bay Rd

206-971 Mckenzie Ave, $263,900

4682 Scottswood, $499,000

pg. 6

2213 Windsor, $931,788

pg. 14

311-1083 Tillicum Rd, $309,900

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

4674 Lochside, $1,048,000 pg. 21

Saturday 2:30-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

1217 Wychbury Ave

pg. 36 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Guy Crozier 250-744-3301

pg. 36

pg. 18

407-2125 Oak Bay Ave, $399,000

4386 Elnido Cres, $579,000 pg. 36

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 22

104-1687 Poplar, $339,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

937 Mesher, $859,900

736 Powderly

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

pg. 6

1366 Craigflower, $569,900

105-2210 Cadboro Bay Rd, $339,900

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nicole Goeujon, 250-686-0078

Saturday 12-1:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

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

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000 pg. 34

33-5110 Cordova Bay

pg. 12

3393 Henderson, $669,000

pg. 18

1005-225 Belleville, $649,900

3108 Mars St, $558,000

pg. 39

3361 Linwood, $634,900

pg. 12

pg. 10

pg. 10

402-11 Cooperage, $448,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

1701 Mamich Circle, $788,800

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Watson 250 744-3301

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

336 Arnold, $829,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

pg. 21

1086 Totemwood, $829,000

304E-1115 Craigflower Rd, $449,900

pg. 13

1-1020 Queens, $359,000

pg. 19

pg. 14

14-60 Dallas Rd., $599,000

2205 Victor, $419,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Jack Petrie 250 385-2033

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

13-1182 Colville, $425,900

pg. 14

1021 Craigdarroch, $739,000

31 Kaleigh, $569,900

pg. 15

105-330 Waterfront, $510,000

1486 Dallas, $799,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Julie Rust 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd May Liu 250 477-7291

925 Devonshire Rd., $429,900

305-649 Bay, $242,900

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

pg. 16

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Andrew Holenchuk 250 744-3301

4029 Providence, $949,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

1219 Alderman Rd, $450,000

2-1200 Richardson

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Jeff Shaw 250 477-7291

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley, 250-477-1100

4190 Kashtan Pl, $519,900

934 Craigflower, $419,000

C-707 Linden, $439,900

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

402-1000 Mcclure, $239,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar 250 384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Guy Crozier 250-744-3301

1016 Craigdarroch, $699,000

205-1110 Oscar St, $349,900

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

451 Chester Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 5

212-55 Songhees, $649,000

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

1121 Fort, $183,900 Daily exc Friday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 17

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

407-1510 Hillside, $468,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

407-455 Sitkum, $549,900 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Gordon Lee 250-385-2033

Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Bob Davies, 250-884-8336

1145 Johnson, $479,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner 250 477-5353

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

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

607 Wilson, $399,900 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-477-1100

604-103 Gorge Rd E Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Carl Latzel 250 384-8124

pg. 18

404-1012 Collinson, $259,900

402-1149 Rockland, $369,800 Sunday 3-5 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Claire Helm 250-477-7291

pg. 35

121 Paddock, $459,900

401-1012 Pakington St, $309,900

109-11 Cooperage, $899,000 pg. 13

754 Humboldt, $198,900 Daily Noon-5 exc Fridays Concert Properties 250 383-3722

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

502-250 Douglas, $389,900 pg. 10

1321 George St, $959,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey, 250-592-4422

pg. 17

B-707 Linden, $549,900 pg. 18

1020 Richardson Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 21

1750 Tiffin, $559,900

103-101 Nursery Hill, $319,900

625 Cornwall, $591,900 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

pg. 19

4171 Crossandra, $639,888

4064 Ebony, $655,000

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

pg. 10

309 Kingston, $749,000

3-828 Rupert Terrace Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

Mar. 8-14 edition of

1-833 Princess, $299,900

101-1235 Johnson, $314,800

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

pg. 19

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

1408 Ireland pg. 18

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

pg. 22

pg. 9

476 Davida, $519,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

225-3225 Eldon Pl Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

pg. 12


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Friday, March 9, 2012 - SAANICH

This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Mar.8-14 edition of

633 Jolly, $465,000

426-9882 Fifth St, $279,900

301-2421 Sidney Ave, $356,000

3522 Promenade, $825,000

3352 Mary Anne Cres, $419,900

5-300 Six Mile, $324,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Ltd. Steven Klipper, 250-656-0911

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Karen Jensen, 250-744-3301

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

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 37

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

pg. 10

pg. 34

9216 Mainwaring, $589,900 pg. 23

pg. 33

pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600

pg. 5

1290 Lands End, $879,000

pg. 23

304-2050 White Birch, $157,900 pg. 3

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Barbara Ronald 250 744-8211

pg. 24

9336 Maryland, $419,400

B-10470 Resthaven Dr., $529,000

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

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judith Gerrett 250-656-0131

pg. 24

pg. 3

pg. 24

pg. 24

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 33

pg. 33

916 Grilse, $889,000

Saturday 12-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 35

2123 James White Blvd, $479,900 pg. 24

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Chris Fairlie, 250-386-8875

pg. 23

2051 Brethour Pkwy, $424,500

8-2558 Ferguson, $509,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 23

pg. 23

Daily 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-360-6683

pg. 12

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

pg. 12

608 Fairway, $279,900 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

pg. 5

117-643 Granderson, $369,000 pg. 35

3019 Dornier Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 25

607 Hammond Crt, $515,000 pg. 2

pg. 25

pg. 14

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

Saturday 12-2 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100

pg. 25

pg. 36

pg. 26

pg. 25

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

pg. 16

983 Rattanwood Plc., $589,900 Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

pg. 26

946 Gade, $659,500 pg. 35

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

606B Atkins, $434,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Adrien Bachand, 250-384-8124

pg. 36

987 Ironwood, $729,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

pg. 26

pg. 26

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre pg. 25

1622 Millstream, $799,900 pg. 26

pg. 26

1022 Citation, $669,900 pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

pg. 31

2059 Kennedy St, $169,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 29

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kerstin Sykes, 250-642-3240

pg. 5

563 Brant Pl pg. 25

pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

pg. 25

397 Pelican

pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Elaine Wright, 250-474-6003

2433 Prospector Way, $649,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Bobb Hamilton, 250-385-2033

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jim Reslein 250 384-8124

584 Kingsview Ridge, $514,900

2620 Bamboo, $679,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

3292 Mary Anne Cres., $499,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 26

1204 Muirfield, $829,900

pg. 28

3463 Yorkshire Pl.

401-2823 Jacklin, $309,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jan Dickson, 250-418-5805

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

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

101-2600 Peatt, $359,999

2954 Golden Spike, $334,900 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

pg. 12

2078 Gourman Pl

105-954 Walfred Rd, $410,000

2794 Lakeshore, $489,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 26

pg. 26

3363 Mary Anne Cres., $499,900

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

662 Goldstream Ave., $219,900

2200 Harrow Gate, $629,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

302-908 Brock Ave, $349,000 pg. 24

Sunday 12:30-2:00 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

304-611 Brookside, $198,000

557 Delora, $534,900 pg. 23

593 Latoria, $285,000

3418 Pattison Way, $472,500

22-3049 Brittany, $339,900

Thursday 6-8 Cornerstone Properties Ltd Kevin Wensley 250 475-2006

92-7701 Central Saanich Rd, $149,500

2182 Weiler, $379,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

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

pg. 39

3334 Myles Mansell Rd., $409,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124

106-7088 West Saanich, $439,000

7161 West Saanich, $269,900

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 24

1879 Jeffree, $524,900

590 Seacliffe, $719,900

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Diego Lauricella, 250-479-3333

Saturday 11-1 Holmes Realty Ltd. Steven Klipper, 250-656-0911

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

28-2070 Amelia Ave, $239,500

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

2368 Oakville, $447,000

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

pg. 23

8-7847 East Saanich Rd, $365,000

4744 Interurban, $599,900 Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Joseph Martin 250 474-4176

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Steven Klipper, 250-656-0911

7199 Skyline, $609,000

1130 Burnside W, $624,500 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

pg. 5

10929 Boas Rd, $859,000

22-500 Marsett, $449,900

NEWS

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

pg. 2

1616 Millstream, $799,900

608 Fairway, $227,900

4556 Royal Island, $639,900

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher 250-477-1100

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Tom Muir 250-477-7291

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pg. 13

pg. 32

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Saanich News, March 09, 2012  

March 09, 2012 edition of the Saanich News

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