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OAK BAYNEWS Cougars survive Islanders

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The Victoria Cougars used a wicked power play game to get past the Kerry Park Islanders and into the finals. Sports, Page A20

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Chickens come home to roost Municipality supports proposed changes to urban poultry rules Ryan Flaherty News staff

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Reduced restrictions for raising chickens in Oak Bay are one step closer to reality. A series of recommendations for possible amendments to the municipality’s Animal Control bylaw were approved last Monday at a meeting of Oak Bay’s committee of the whole. The biggest change outlined in a memo to council from Roy Thomassen, director of building and planning, would see an outright elimination of the minimum lot size required for keeping hens. Lots smaller than 1,114 square metres would be permitted to house coops containing up to five Coun. Kevin hens, while those greater than or Murdoch equal to that size could have up to 10 of the birds. In addition, the rear and side lot setback requirement for coops would be reduced from 20 to 15 feet, and a rear lot line setback of 6.5 feet would be added where the lot abuts a lane. Many of the recommendations are modelled off existing urban poultry regulations in Saanich and Vancouver. They include the elimination of current permit requirements in favour of a poultry registration system, and the introduction of coop size limitations. The maximum allowable coop size would be 9.8 square metres, keeping it under the threshold where they would necessitate a building permit. Education was also emphasized via the suggestion of adding information about backyard chickens to the municipality’s website. There was some discussion at the meeting of the potential nuisance implications that urban poultry could pose. PLEASE SEE: New rules for city chicks, Page A5

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Willows elementary Grade 5 students Olivia Osborne, left, Simi O'Rourke, Alisia Lyesina and Jessie Troughton show off certificates presented to them for fundraising for the Victoria SPCA. The girls helped raise more than $400 in cash and more than 100 cans of food for the shelter.

Kids rally to help animals Classmates take initiative to help out SPCA Don Descoteau News staff

Inside the principal’s office at École Willows elementary, four young classmates become animated, smiling as they recall the process of putting together a fundraiser. Though the event, which collected pet food and money for Victoria’s SPCA shelter, was completed two weeks ago, it’s evident their enthusiasm for the charity continues as their story snippets overlap each other. “We decided that would be cool, trying to collect money (for the

shelter),” says Jessie Troughton, 10, describing how the idea came about at a play date. Jessie, Olivia Osborne, 11, and 10 year olds Simi O’Rourke and Alisa Lyesina, all students in Jessica Caplette’s Grade 5 French immersion class, may simply be your normal, chatty pre-teen girls. But that excitement is part of the beauty of young people getting behind a cause: their energy often overcomes any logistical challenges. Like the one that arose when they considered holding a raffle. “We found out that you have to have a gaming licence to do that,” Olivia says. The girls brainstormed and determined they would simply encourage fellow students to donate cans or

cash for the cause. Of course, there their own artwork. was more to it than that. In all, Simi says, more than 130 Students were each given a ticket cans were collected and more than for a draw – if they wore the school’s $400 in cash. “Our goal was $250,” colours, red and white, she says with a lumion that day, they smile. “We decided that nescent received two. The tickFor their own pets, ets offered a chance to would be cool, trying one of the girls has win one of more than a another has a to collect money (for acatdog, dozen prizes collected and a third has a by Simi at businesses the shelter).” fish. After visiting the around Oak Bay. shelter and interacting - Jessie Troughton Spurred on by daily with the animals folannouncements over lowing the campaign, the school’s P.A. from the young orga- each was left feeling that their efforts nizers, classes held canned pet food were appreciated. drives, while individual students Jessie colourfully describes a talktackled their own projects. ing parrot who followed directions One boy brought in the proceeds well. from his birthday toonie party, while And the girls smile again. another raised more than $20 selling editor@oakbaynews.com

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UVic’s latest parkade pitch called ‘offensive’ Community association president upset her group’s suggestion not included Kyle Slavin News staff

The University of Victoria’s attempts to quell neighbours’ concerns surrounding a proposed parkade have apparently failed. The university last week released five new design options for extra parking on campus – but the effort wasn’t enough for neighbour-

ing community associations. “I find it offensive. It’s pretty clear to me they’re manipulating (the information) to get the outcome they want,” said Barbara Raponi, president of the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association. “The impression I get is (UVic is saying): ‘We consulted with the community associations,

and together we came up with these options, please pick one.’ And that’s not the case at all. The options we specifically asked for, they didn’t present.” UVic’s parkade first came before Saanich council last August, but it was sent back to the drawing board after councillors said it was “too big” and “in the wrong place.”

Little had changed when the school returned to council chambers in the fall – save for a variety of ways to camouflage the same building. Councillors sent UVic away, again. They wanted UVic to seek meaningful public input. Before last week’s open house, the university’s associate vicepresident of campus planning said she was confident the five new options reflected the

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Raponi said her community association supported an option that saw the whole parkade moved from off McKenzie Avenue and Gabriola Road, to south of Centennial Stadium off McGill Road. That option wasn’t among the five UVic chose. “It’s cheaper than building multiple

parkades, that location is less noticeable because it’s over by the stadium, plus traffic could either go onto to McKenzie or onto Ring Road, so it wouldn’t concentrate all the traffic on one road,” Rapponi said. PLEASE SEE: Best option, Page A7

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Doug Clarke, who raises chickens at his Hampshire Road home, said most noise complaints occur because people buy chicks which turn out to be roosters, a problem which can be avoided by buying older birds. “I’ve never had a rooster. I’ve always bought my chickens at about four months old,” Clarke said. Given the relative lack of complaints in Oak Bay over the past year -- only two, according to Thomassen’s memo -- the best course of action is probably to handle problems on a case-by-case basis, said Coun. Kevin Murdoch. “I think trusting people to do things properly, then dealing with nuisances as they come up is probably the way to go,” he said. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Simpson said the university believes the five options achieve a balance of what they heard during public input. All five options reduce the height of the structure to no higher than 14 metres – 5.5 metres lower than the original proposal. And concerns about the location should be minimized, too. Three of the five options on the table include building one or two parkades elsewhere on campus, in lieu of one large parking garage on McKenzie. Don Gunn, acting president of the Gordon Head Residents’ Association, said the consensus among his association members was that the original proposal was better than any of these new options. “We felt that (original) one was logical. The building was safe, it was convenient, it would serve a purpose in a logical spot. It probably wasn’t as esthetically pleasing as we would’ve liked, but it was OK,” he said. Of the new options, Gunn said his association most favours

keeping the parkade in its original location, with two levels underground. “That said, that does present some problems, in terms of safety. We know that many, many people are not terribly keen about going into parkades that are closed in. The beauty of the first one was that it was all open, it was safe and secure parking – and that’s a biggie.” He said his residents’ association isn’t throwing its support behind some of the other options because they limit future plans to create a more comprehensive “town centre” across Gabriola Road, toward the campus bookstore and transit loop. “Many of us in Gordon Head, we see the university in a somewhat different light than some of our neighbours do,” Gunn said. “Gordon Head has developed its character, in many ways, as a result of the university. … And we’re suffering from many of the issues that accrue from having a university around us – traffic, parking, conversion of houses to student housing – but those are things we’re prepared to live

with and work through.” The university collected feedback from the public on the five options at three open houses this past week. You can also provide feedback online at uvic. ca/carsa. The university will consider the input, then return to the community with a detailed design proposal in May. Once a second round of consultation is held, the project will go back before council. The cost of the project may jump, depending on which option (or combination of options) is selected. The original parkade came with a $20.1 million pricetag. The five options vary in price, ranging from $17.6 million to $38.5 million. The parkade first came about as a joint application for a new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities sports facility, with an attached parking garage. The community has been fully supportive of the athletics facility, Simpson said, so only the plans for parking have changed. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Net zero idea not sustainable A net zero per cent wage increase mandate is not such an unreasonable concept in this atmosphere of tough economic times. Looking at the current dispute between the province and B.C. teachers, one of the main issues has been the $2-billion gap on compensation between what the government is prepared to pay, and what the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has asked for. The government calls the union’s demands “unrealistic” given the current economic environment. After the global recession in 2008, the government brought in a net-zero mandate for all public-sector agreements expiring after Dec. 31, 2009. The result is that a salary increase can only happen if there are savings found in other areas of the collective agreement. When agreements expire, especially in the public service, employees have an expectation that they should see some improvement in their new agreement: a wage increase, more paid time off, or that the employer should contribute more towards the employees’ cost of benefits such as extended health and dental. With net zero still being enforced, teachers are in a position where they must decide what they really desire from their contract. If they want an increase in paid sick days, for example, they will need to give up a benefit of equal monetary value to make up the difference. When times are good, the government can afford to increase wages and benefits, but when times are tough, net zero is the way to go. Net zero, however, is far from a sustainable strategy and the government has to start looking ahead to future negotiations. Ironically, the teachers could be among the first to benefit from a non net-zero scenario. The mandate is slated to end June 30, opening up the potential for the teachers’ union to avoid if it delays bargaining long enough. It could have an ‘us too’ effect on more than 100 other agreements signed by other unions since net zero was brought in. One day a settlement will be reached that allows for wage increases, and the floodgates will open. Let’s hope the government has a plan to deal with upcoming agreements that lays the groundwork for future labour peace. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay 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.

Cold climate on planet BCTF The stories began tumbling out union radicals, I have had my as soon as last week’s column on office windows smashed twice. I teacher union indoctrination of have seen a mob of self-absorbed students was posted on strikers push a senior our websites. off the sidewalk into Most parents, the snow. My daughter retired teachers and has been subjected to administrators requested hard-left environmental anonymity, because their propaganda in elementary kids and grandkids still school. I’ve never seen have to go to school, or anything quite like this. they have relatives or fairBut hey, let’s be weather friends in the B.C. constructive here. First, Teachers’ Federation who I should emphasize I mustn’t be enraged by understand that these Tom Fletcher incidents do not represent any contradiction of their B.C. Views dogma. the vast majority of There was the Grade dedicated teachers, 3 art class in Langley who wouldn’t think of where students were assigned to intentionally abusing their position create anti-Bill 22 protest signs. for personal or political gain. I mean There was the Grade 6 teacher in that sincerely. Greater Victoria who started a oneAnd thanks to all the teachers hour drill on BCTF talking points who sent me lecturing letters, by telling students not to believe particularly those who insist that anything they see in the media. they don’t really want another There was the middle school in the 16-per-cent raise, because their first Gulf Islands that dismissed students priority is improving classroom early to force them all out in a show resources. of solidarity against the latest of Volume doesn’t permit individual many legislated settlements. responses to everyone. And there were the BCTF-BCGEU Authors who begin along the pickets that blocked entrances lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” to government offices here in receive lower priority. If I don’t get Victoria, harassing, threatening and back to you, please convey your physically blocking office workers willingness to accept a brief wage in an effort to force them to join freeze to your union executive. the thousands bused in for the They’ve scaled back some of their traditional howling show of strength more egregious prep time and paid for Big State Labour bosses on the leave demands, but apparently your legislature lawn. admirably altruistic message has In my 20 years of criticizing the not yet been absorbed. policies and tactics of teacher And yes, I’m aware that the

Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive dynamic or other dangerous experimentation permitted within the unionized state monopoly model. And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago. East Van MLA Jenny Kwan touched on it in the debate on Bill 22. Children coming to inner city schools hungry, inadequately clothed, with lice. Abused children. I can assure Kwan that these tragic realities are not confined to the hellish B.C. Liberal era of spending increases. Indeed, I witnessed all these things in my three-room school in Tomslake, B.C. in the 1960s. Social Credit was to blame then. I remember the school more for its great teachers than its undrinkable water or alcoholic principal. And to all those who provide spelling-challenged advice on journalistic objectivity, here’s the thing. The first rule of opinion writing is to have one. I’m not looking for middle ground in the cold vacuum between Earth and Planet BCTF. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS No problem too small for caring community I would like to comment on the great community we live in. My 11-year-old son was flying his remote control airplane with a brand new motor/gear box and propellor at Monterey school yard when it sadly flew out of sight. We started searching the neighbourhood where we thought it might be. Neighbours were happy to have us search their backyard and came out and helped us. We delivered flyers that night and the next day and soon received a call that it was found. The gentleman that found it even loaned my son a paper airplane book. Others phoned as they were going for a walk and wanted to help search for it. The kindness and support of the community was heartwarming and reinforced what a caring community Oak Bay is. Thank you everyone for your support and for the happy ending. Lucy Mears Oak Bay

Government turns blind eye to teachers’ needs The provincial government is pretty quick picking our pockets for substantial rate hikes to B.C. Hydro, ICBC and B.C. Ferries, but when it comes to opening their own purse strings for groups like the teachers, they are mighty tight. William Jesse Oak Bay

Better fences make better neighbours The woman who wrote that her seven-foot high fence is unsightly is wrong. I see nothing unsightly about a high fence. It is her property and she has a right to build any kind of fence she wants. If it is her intention to have privacy from people and deer, so be it. If anyone doesn’t want the deer in their yards, let them deal with it. I like the deer. It is a wonderful gift to be able to have these beautiful, graceful animals in our area. People should remember that animals are the children who never grow up and it is our duty to take care of them. That does not mean killing them. It means making allowances for them and letting them enjoy their harmless and peaceful lives. As for the other woman, who wanted the CRD to act now, she obviously does not understand that not everyone agrees with her. I do not want my tax dollars wasted on this issue. I would also ask all these people who want the deer killed, to ask themselves honestly would they have the stomach to watch these little creatures die a horrible and unnecessary death. Mae Baker Victoria

Garry oaks are not a threatened species Life must be cushy in Oak Bay if council has time to worry about

ugly trees that are only viable because of human activities. A recent issue of the environmentally-oriented magazine Focus reminds people that Garry oak trees were fostered here by tribal people burning underbrush to facilitate desirable plants such as camas. In this region tribal people created meadows to increase the length of interface areas more favourable to the animals they harvested for food and skins. (Such as those spelled d-e-e-r). The palm trees being planted here were developed to grow in cooler climates than where they are native. As the climate cycles toward cool again, as it was in the 1960s and 1970s, those palms and Garry oaks will be stressed. What will Oak Bay’s do-gooders try then? Perhaps worse is anti-palm activists using the scam of blaming humans for climate variation. Their theoretical predictions are failing; sea level not rising much, and middle altitude temperatures changing opposite to their forecasts, for example. The science of particle physics and empirical engineering practice show a limit to the effect CO2 can have on climate temperature, most of which has already occurred. Meanwhile research is illuminating feedbacks that keep climate stable, and possible mechanisms by which emissions from the sun vary climate, such as spawning clouds. Yet activists are becoming more strident and dishonest in trying to blame humans. Why? By the way, there are many Garry oaks across the Strait of Georgia, where they are called White oaks. Hardly a threatened species. Keith Sketchley Saanich

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Two-year-old Pierre Bateman hasn’t quite got his legs as he tries ice skating with dad Rob for the first time at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre during a family skate session.

Raining on the palm tree parade Oak Bay council did not kill the proposed palm sale (a misguided venture for the local ecosystem if not for tourism as well). Council advised the permit applicants that the municipal hall front garden/ Garry oak grove could not be used for the proposed sale event. Council has made a principled decision to avoid support of this event. Individuals planting exotic species is one thing; wholesale support to change the community’s ecosystem for the sake of tourism is quite another. Moreover, council made a clear statement to encourage citizens to plant and maintain our unique local Garry oak environment. Let’s see more leadership like this from council, and more initiatives from local organizations and individuals to restore and enhance our Garry oak environment. Rene de Vos Oak Bay Green Committee

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The work to replace Oak Bay High school with a new facility designed to serve both students and the broader community is officially off and running, after the Ministry of Education and the Greater Victoria school district officially signed a project agreement last Thursday (March 8). Though the province pledged to contribute $50.1 million to the project last November, it wasn’t until now that the funding received the final stamp of approval from

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Delayed report hampers hit-and-run investigation An 81-year-old Victoria man’s vehicle was damaged in a hit and run, near the Oak Bay Municipal Hall parking lot. The challenge for police lies in investigating the complaint that was reported on March 6, seven days after the collision on

Feb. 29 around 11 a.m. “I think he was a little bit shocked, was not in a position to get the licence plate number (and) just got a very vague description of the vehicle,” said Deputy Police Chief Kent Thom. “We’re not even sure at this

point if the other driver would have been aware that they hit this vehicle. It doesn’t appear that the person that hit this other vehicle took off in a hurry.” The man was encouraged by ICBC to report the incident, during which he claims

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Bistro hosts school benefit Hundreds of Nicaraguan school children will benefit from an art show and silent auction later this month. The Oak Bay Bistro, 2250 Oak Bay Ave., and event designer Macayla Friesen will host the evening March 21. Proceeds will be donated to the Nicaragua School Project. The goal of the project is to supply 600 children with school supplies twice a year. “Because we work in an extremely impoverished part of Nicaragua, our project takes the burden off families and encourages children to continue in their studies,” said Friesen. “Our project is unique since we are 100 per cent volunteer – we don’t take a cent for administration and continue the work because it is fulfilling and has made a difference.” When the project began, the group gave out 400 packages of school supplies. “Now we are averaging 600. This means that more children are attending school. Our donors are loyal; they love that 100 per cent of the money they donate go directly to the source: the children,” said Friesen. The evening event will feature pieces from five Vancouver Island artists; a silent auction with items including a stay at the Port Renfrew Lodge, a wine tour in the Okanagan, Adrenaline Zip Line adventure, a stay for two at The Cabins in Ucluelet and more. The evening will also include music by Lola Parks and Chef John Waller’s elegant culinary tastings. Tickets, $50 each, can be purchased at the Oak Bay Bistro and Spa Magnolia (cash only) in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information call Friesen at 250-213-2291 or email macaylabryn@yahoo. ca. editor@oakbaynews.com


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Brush strokes of hope Society struggles to continue offering allinclusive studio space

physical disabilities or mental health conditions. But now the society’s future is in jeopardy and it may have to be closed. What little funds the group had have been tapped out. Erin McCracken “We don’t have any sort of steady anyNews staff thing. It’s all private donations,” says Stone, volunteer board vice-president. “We have Devorah Stone picks up a paint brush, been living grant to grant.” eyes her colourful painting propped up on The non-profit society needs $1,000 to an easel and dabs on a splash of colour. cover its expenses this month, prompting “It’s called The Beat Goes On,” she says board members to issue an urgent plea for proudly, taking a step back to admire her help. The hope is that 12 people will each handiwork: a large human heart painted donate $1,000 a month for the next three in several shades of red, among other years. Already three donors have stepped colours. forward. For the past two years the Victoria resiMembers pay $10 a month or $2 per dropdent has been a regular fixture at the Pan- in session. Many aren’t able to pay but are dora Arts Collective Society’s open studio welcomed at the studio, regardless. sessions held two afternoons a week in “We don’t want money to be a barrier,” Fernwood. Stone says. Each week, between 10 and 20 artists “The reason that Pandora (Arts) is so drop by the studio, great is that it’s for peoprovided rent-free by ple who can’t afford to the Fernwood Commutake lessons and they nity Association. There, can’t afford the materithey use free supplies to als and supplies, and ■ To make a monetary or in-kind create paintings, sculpthey can come there donation to the Pandora Arts tures, sketches and and paint,” says society Collective Society or volunteer mixed-media works. board member Stephaor participate in the open studio The space has served nie Taggart. sessions, call 250-920-7227 or as a lifeline for people, The initiative began go to www.pandoraarts.ca. some of whom have in 2004 as an art ther-

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Victoria resident Devorah Stone puts the finishing touches on her painting, The Beat Goes On, at the Pandora Arts Collective. apy program that was funded by the Vancouver Island Health Authority and located on Pandora Avenue. After its funding was cut, several dedicated people worked to keep it going and eventually set up shop in Fernwood. The act of creating is therapeutic for many, says Clive Beal, society director. “We’re keeping people out of emergency services.” The amateur artists treasure the encouragement, support and sense of community

they receive at the all-inclusive space. “It’s kind of a healing process for them to come and paint,” says Taggart, who has been coming to the studio for three years. Stone, a self-described extrovert, says she felt isolated before attending the open art sessions. “It’s given me an outlet, my confidence back, friends and a sense of purpose. It’s really been a major part of my life,” she says. “It gives a lot of people a place to go.” emccracken@vicnews.com


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Mark Laver’s I Want to be a Shining Example is on display with many of his other works at Legacy Art Gallery.

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From urban parks after midnight, to trailer park fires, car crashes, and rural highways, UVic alumnus Mark Laver explores the narrative power of nocturnal imagery and the allure of oil paint itself. Shining Examples, a show of Laver’s work at the Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St., features a series of paintings captured at night and painted from the dim interior of his car or under street lights, using any available light source. A selection of his larger works expands the night time theme by placing

crumpled vehicles and mobile home fires in rural locations. There is a certain visceral texture to the painting surfaces that undoubtedly finds its roots in (my) hands-on childhood experiences of nature in an area of forest, swamps, beach and gravel roads, said Laver, who grew up on rural Vancouver Island. This free exhibit runs from March 1 to 31. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.legacygallery. ca. llavin@vicnews.com

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Art that will put you to sleep A little gallery and gift shop in the heart of Fernwood will feature pieces from children’s book Uirapuru written by P.K. Page and illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman. March 14 to April 28, Illustrations by Saanich artist, Bridgeman will be featured at the She Said Gallery, 2000 Fernwood Rd. Shortlisted for the Governor Generals Award for book illustration and winner of the 2011 Bolen Book Children’s Book Prize, Uirapuru (pronounced Oorapooroo) is fast becoming a favourite bedtime read. Both framed and unframed original and collectible pieces from the book will be available. For more information go to shesaidgallery.ca. llavin@vicnews.com

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CFB Esquimalt axes popular Blue Boat commuter service Erin McCracken News staff

Military families are bracing for a longer, more expensive commute to CFB Esquimalt when the base terminates its popular Blue Boat commuter shuttle service at the end of April. One Sooke family is devastated by the news, and worries about what it will mean for their already tight budget. “(My husband) uses the Blue Boat and commuting from Sooke it saves us time and gas,” said the Navy wife, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Normally leaving Sooke to drive to the boat (in Colwood) can take upwards of 45 minutes if the traffic is bad, which means leaving here at roughly 6 a.m.” Her husband is one of 400 military and civilian personnel who travel on the Blue Boats between

Colwood and Esquimalt every day, Monday to Friday, and will have to find alternative transportation starting April 30. That will mean leaving the house earlier each morning as well as shelling out more money on gas. “It takes approximately a quarter of a tank of gas each way, and with the prices the way they are you can understand how upsetting this is, and no one really wants to carpool from out here.” Navy Capt. Craig Baines, CFB Esquimalt commander, made the decision to cancel the service due to staffing constraints. There aren’t enough personnel to operate the ferry service as well as the other vessels in the auxiliary fleet, including tugs and fire boats, within the base’s Port Operations and Emergency Services Branch, said CFB Esquimalt spokesperson navy Lt. Michael McWhinnie. Within the past year, there has

been a 10-per-cent decline in auxiliary fleet staffing levels due to attrition by retirement. “It reached a tipping point,” McWhinnie told the News on Friday, adding it hasn’t been possible to fill those vacancies, nor are there plans to fill them in the immediate future. The Blue Boats, manned by six civilians, make 13 daily runs each work week, from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., attracting a total daily ridership of about 800 passengers. Each boat can shuttle up to 67 passengers, plus three crew members, at a time. Upwards of 9,000 passengers used the service in one month last year. Though the commuter service is popular, the primary job of the Blue Boats, which have been in service at the base since 1955, has been to move personnel and supplies to various Department of

National Defence job sites around Esquimalt Harbour. “People increasingly took advantage of that existing service for commuting purposes in recent years,” McWhinnie said. Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, plans to meet with base officials to determine whether the ferry service can be extended during the closure of the Craigflower Bridge. The bridge will be closed in June, to make way for its eventual replacement. Langford Mayor Stew Young mourned the loss of the service, which he said benefitted the region, not just those who use the boats. “Add 400 people … in the morning on that highway that’s already full and it’s going to affect everybody else who is already in that queue,” he said. “It’s another reason why we need that E&N (railway), because it goes right by the

front door (at CFB Esquimalt).” An estimated 46 per cent of CFB Esquimalt personnel are affected by the ‘crawl,’ according to base data. More than 480 housing units are located at Belmont Park in Colwood, making it the largest military housing community on the South Island. The cancellation of the shuttle prompted Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins to begin asking municipal, defence and Victoria Shipyards stakeholders to form a working group to discuss transportation challenges, identify solutions, including the E&N rail service, and ask higher levels of government for support. “You can’t make a decision in Ottawa and not have an understanding of all the layers of the problem here,” she said. “I don’t know if we’ve been clear on our message.” emccracken@vicnews.com

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Late start for Braves The Saanich Braves and Peninsula Panthers resume their VIJHL semifinal series tonight, 8:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena. The Braves led the series 2-1 prior to Monday’s game. VIJHL updates are online.

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Cougars torch Islanders in clincher Cougars power through Islanders meltdown to reach VIJHL finals

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The Victoria Cougars’ power play blasted the Kerry Park Islanders for 11 goals in a 12-1 win in Game 5 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre on Sunday. The series-clinching victory sees the Cougars waiting to see who they’ll play in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League championship final. At press time, the Saanich Braves led the Peninsula Panthers 2-1 in their semifinal series. “Eleven power play goals (on 19 man advantages) was one of the more bizarre games I’ve ever been a part of in this league, and I’ve seen some bizarre things,” said Cougars coach Mark Van Helvoirt, who started as an assistant under Craig Didmon with the Cougars in 2004-05. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen 19 power plays.” Sunday’s blowout was the second game in less than 24 hours for the Cougars and Islanders. Victoria won 5-4 in overtime at Kerry Park on Saturday. The Cougars are gunning for their second championship under Van Helvoirt, who won it in 2008 in his first season as head coach after taking over from Didmon. It’s the seventh time in the past eight seasons the Cougars will battle for the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy as league playoff champs.

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Fives for fighting: Opposite fives, Robert Zadra of the Victoria Cougars, left, and Brett Leidl of the Kerry Park Islanders fought twice in the VIJHL semifinals, including this tilt from the Islanders’ 5-2 win on March 8. Leidl accrued 46 penalty minutes in the series, 23 of those in the final game on Sunday. “(We have) a strong team this year, but it’s a bit of a different feel in the room (from last year),” Van Helvoirt said. Though few will talk about it, everything about this year has been to avenge the Cougars’ devastating collapse in the 2011 final, when they blew a 3-0 series lead and lost to the Panthers.

Peninsula scored just once in the first three games of that series, then broke out offensively and won four straight. They went on to win the Cyclone Taylor Cup as provincial champions. Whether it’s the Panthers or Braves, either opponent brings with them a rich story line against the Cougars in the final.

The Cougars power play dominance on Sunday started with goals from Mark Walton, Colin Minardi, Connor Stephens and Nathan Chen-Mack, in the first period. And when the Islanders penalties continued in the second, Walton, Stephens and ChenMack scored again. Sam Rice’s goal in the second period was the only even-strength goal of all 13. It was a tough feat in a game that saw 209 penalty minutes – 36 to the Cougars and 173 to the Islanders. The Islanders’ goal came from Cole Schneider, short-handed in the third. Trevor Chown, Kurtis Kunz, Josh Wyatt and Jake Nixon scored for the Cougars in the third period, all on the power play. The Islanders’ meltdown featured five game misconducts and seven 10-minute misconducts.

Game 4 goes Wyatt’s way Despite outshooting the Islanders 31-16 in the first two periods of Game 4 on Saturday, the Cougars trailed 4-2. That’s when Josh Wyatt stepped up with two goals in the third period and an assist on the overtime winner by Brody Coulter. “It was one of those nights where we’d get a few chances then (Kerry Park) would score on the counter-attack,” Van Helvoirt said sports@vicnews.com

Wheelchair club tops in province Victoria athlete named female athlete of the year Travis Paterson News staff

Victoria’s wheelchair basketball team is the best in the province. Now they just need a name. The team is led by Jon Vliegenthart, who runs Greater Victoria’s wheelchair basketball program out of the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence with his wife Jessica. Since relocating to PISE this fall, the basketball division of the Victoria Wheelchair Sports club has really taken off, Jon said. Last week Jon led a group of eight players to the Div. 2 championship at the B.C. Wheelchair Basketball League’s provincial tournament, held at Douglas College’s Coquitlam campus.

Victoria’s “tournament team” is put together from eight of the players 14 to 24 players who show up to play basketball at PISE each Sunday night, with Jon, Jean-Luc Lagan, Tony Golston, Mike Seinan, Kathleen Mickey, Lauren Pearson, Shira Golden and Roberto Molina. Jon was named MVP of Div. 2 and Molina to the Div. 2 all-star team. “The team over the past few years has had a chance to develop,” Jon said. “This time around we had a chance to bring some rookies to B.C.’s, and played our entire bench for every game.” Using every player makes an impact by conserving energy, said Jon, but it also gives a lasting impact to the players who want to feel like they’re contributing. Every Sunday night as many as 24 players come out to PISE to shoot hoops in a recreational atmosphere. “Having 14 people

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John Vliegenthart, behind trophy, celebrates with the Victoria Chargers following their Div. 2 win at the B.C. Wheelchair Basketball League provincial finals, held at Douglas College’s Coquitlam campus. The sport has two divisions, with some of the Chargers looking to move into Div. 1. out allows for a five-on-five scrimmage (with subs),” Jon said. What they get is a hands on, trial-by-fire experience with coaching on the go from Jon and Jessica, the latter a member of Canada’s women’s team. Jessica Vliegenthart also picked up a major piece of hardware from the tournament, despite being absent, and for good reason. Jessica and half of the Canadian women’s team are training in

Tuscaloosa, maximizing on the high-performance experience in place with the University of Alabama’s successful men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball programs. When Jessica received a text from husband Jon on Saturday night, during the B.C. Wheelchair Basketball’s annual awards to tell her she was the female athlete of the year. “I had no idea. It’s great to be

recognized by the provincial organization,” Jessica said. “I got the text while I was sitting in the apartment in Alabama in my pajamas. I would’ve liked to have been home for that.” Jessica will join Team Canada later this spring in preparation for the 2012 Olympics in London. When she returns, she’ll become the Victoria club’s resident Olympian. Full story at Vicnews.com. sports@vicnews.com


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Vikes men’s basketball coach honoured Vikes men’s basketball coach Craig Beaucamp was named the 2011-12 Canada West coach of the year for the third time in his career. The Canada West men’s basketball awards were announced on the weekend. MacKinnon was also honoured as a first team all-star, the only Vike on the all-star team. Beaucamp previously won the Canada West coach of the year award in 2003-04 and 2004-05. This year Beaucamp led the Vikes to a first-place finish in the Pacific Division, and helped them maintain a

top-10 national rank all season. The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team finished fourth at the recent Canada West finalfour tournament. It was the last game as Vikes for guards Ryan MacKinnon (Comox) and Zac Andrus (Wash), and forward Michael Berg (Burnaby). MacKinnon was the only Vikes men’s basketball player recognized nationally, a second-team CIS All-Canadian. The last Vike to earn All-Canadian recognition was Chris Trumpy in 2005-06. MacKinnon, an education student, led the Vikes in scoring in 16 of 21 regular-season and playoff games this year.

Claremont junior boys second in B.C. hoops Luke Collombin was twice named player of the game and made the first all-star team as the Claremont Spartans were finalists in the B.C. Junior Boys

Sports stats Basketball 2012 B.C. Wheelchair Basketball League provincial championship in Coquitlam, March 2 to 4 Saturday, March 3 Breakers 28 Victoria 45 Kamloops 32 Victoria 44 Sunday, March 4 Okanagan 38 Victoria 55 Semifinal Victoria 50 Cable Cars (Van.) 31 Final Tacoma 40 Victoria 52

B.C. Junior Boys Basketball provincial championships at Vancouver College, March 8 to 11 Round of 16 Claremont 65 Golden 40 Player of the game: Hakeem Jefferson Quarterfinal Claremont 50 Walnut Grove 44 Player of the game: Luke Collombin

basketball championship at Vancouver College on Saturday. The Spartans lost to host Vancouver College in the final, 48-39. “The game was tied 30-30 going into the fourth quarter,” said coach Lucky Walia in an email. “Vancouver College made a run at the start of the quarter to establish a bit of a cushion, which they hung on to for the win.” The Spartans’ biggest win of the tourney was in their semifinal defeat of St. George’s, 37-55. “(We) were down 28 to 22 entering the final quarter, and outscored St. George’s 15 to 7 to complete the comeback,” Walia said. “Collombin (12 points) and Alex Jordache (10 points) both hit big three’s in the fourth quarter.” sports@vicnews.com

Semifinal Claremont 37 St. George’s 35 Player of the game: Luke Collombin. Collombin 12 points, Jordache 10 points Final Vancouver College 48 Claremont 39 Collombin 14 points First team all-star: Luke Collombin (Spartans) Second team all-star: Alex Jordache (Spartans) Team award: Zac Christianson (Spartans)

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FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $875. (Immed). Incls H/W. 250-370-2226 to view.

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FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large Bach, $540/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

TILLICUM- 3 bdrms, 1 bath basement suite, big yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes hydro. Call (250)920-6282.

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

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

UNDER $200 UTILITY TRAILER- well used, solid frame, needs new wiring. $175, obo. (250)655-1956.

FRIENDLY FRANK 10 SHEETS, $3.95/e 3 feather pillows, $8.50/e 5 Throw blankets, $6/e. (250)652-2012. 2 BENJAMIN Chee Chee paintings “friends & learning.” $35 ea. Call 250-721-2386. 2 NIGHT tables, $20/each. 7 drawer desk, $40. White, excellent cond. 250-383-7335. BOOK OF Medicine, UBC graduation class of 1985. $99. (778)440-5771. COMPUTER CELERON2, 664MHz, WinXP, 80GB HD, monitor, keyboard, mouse, $45 obo. Call 250-479-1101. FOSSIL MENS watch 400 Day clock $39. Call (250)508-9008.

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HAND MADE wool bed spread & 2 cushions, $20, 3 seat sofa, $60. 250-881-8133. JVC 19” colour TV, in great shape, $75 obo. Call 250-3864083. NHL SLEEPING bag 30”x36” still in packaging, $20 obo. Call (250)721-0308. TRIPLE BIKE rack, “Swingman”. TWD protector gear, childs 8-10. $95. 474-0484.

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.

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

FISCAL YEAR-END Stock Reduction Sale: New, Like New & Estate Furniture, Mattress, Tools & Hdwe Clearance! Lazy-Boy Recliners $149., Sklar Loveseat $79., Chair $49., Sklar Sofa/Bed $149., 5Pc Dinette $149., 39” Bed w/Mattress $99., Simmons BeautyRest Q/Size Pocket-Coil Mattress $269., Wardrobes, Pantrys, Coffee Tables, Lamps, Magazine Racks from $10. Much More with No HST Added! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COLWOOD- LRG 3 bdrm apt, 1300sq ft, new reno. $1300 inclds satellite, water, garbage. Pets ? (250)478-7062.

Fraser Tolmie Apts 1 and 2 bdrms 1-877-659-4069 www.frasertolmime.ca 1 & 2 Bedrooms 1701 Cedar Hill X Road www.frasertolmime.ca for pics

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

STEEL OF a deal - Building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

HOMES FOR RENT 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.

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

TOOLS SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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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.

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STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.

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

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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OPEN HOUSE: Sat., March 17th, 2-4pm, 202-455 Kingston St. 1 bdrm +den in the Camelot Seniors building. Services incld; daily meal, housekeeping and heavy laundry. Beautiful building, great staff. Call Luella at 250-519-0550.

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ROCKLAND AREA Apt, lrg 1 bdrm, incls heat & H/W, $780 (Immed) 250-370-2226 to view

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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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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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CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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. 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. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR custom design install, gardens, lawns & patios, irrigation & fences. web.me.com/rodkeays Call 250-858-3564.

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

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

QUALITY WORK. All Renos & Repairs. Decks, Suites, Drywall, Painting. 250-818-7977.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

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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.

SUMMIT IRRIGATION. Highly Respected Van company now in Victoria! Pro Irrigation & Water Services. 250-883-1041 PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK 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 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

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

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BIG BEAR Painting & Handyman Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071 Donerightpainting.net Satisfaction guar. WCB cov. 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-813-1555. 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.

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ACROSS 1. A roll of insulation 5. Brazilian dance 10. Something that is owed 14. Middle Eastern chieftain 15. South African village 16. 6th Jewish month 17. Sandwich shop 18. “Air Music” composer 19. Extinct flightless bird 20. Exabyte 21. 1/1000 of an inch 22. 4th US state 23. Boater 27. Quarterback throws 30. Dentist’s group 31. Honorable title (Turkish) 32. Ursidae family 35. Removes an apple’s center 38. To have supper 42. Back breaking work 43. Public promotion of a product

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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.

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

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

NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-590-2929, 250-812-3213.

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

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

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34. Assistance to others 36. A lyric poem 37. Midway between NE and E 39. One of the Gershwins 40. Grab 41. One point S of due E 48. Elastic coils of wire 51. Newark Del. school 53. Atomic #27 54. Capital of Morocco 55. Interspersed with introns 57. Showing keen interest 58. MN 55121 59. Ascends 61. Supernatural force 64. Extinct bird of New Zealand 65. A measure of music 66. Founder of Babism 67. Patti Hearst’s captors 68. London radio station 69. Macaws

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

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Do you have a passion for Parks? Youth Team wants you Teens with a passion for parks are invited to check out a new Southern Vancouver Island youth initiative from the Capital Regional District, BC Parks and the Boys and Girls Club – the Youth in Parks Team. Capital Region teens ages 13 to 18 who want to share their love of parks and the outdoors with other youth and their community can learn more at 7 p.m. tonight (March 14) at the Boys and Girls Club, 1240 Yates St. The Youth in Parks Team will provide the opportunity to meet other like-minded youth, gain leadership skills and contribute to parks in the community. For more information, visit www.crd. bc.ca/youthinparks. March 15 – Saanich Newcomers Club for women meets, 11:30 a.m at Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Ave., Colwood. A speaker from the

Maritime Museum will www.victoriags.org. follow the meeting. FMI: March 24 – Victoria www.saanichnewcom- Genealogical Society ers.com. Workshop, ResearchMarch 15 – The ing Records of AncesRoyal Oak Heritage tors who Served in the Group hosts its inaugu- British Army, with Robral meeting, ert Brett, 10 7 to 9 p.m. at a.m. to noon Crumsby’s at at 947 Alston the SchoolSt. Members house, 4525 $10; nonWest Saanmembers ich Rd. The $15. Register: group is look250-360-2808; ing for people FMI: www. with history victoriags. and memoorg. ries about March 24 the Royal Oak Jennifer Blyth – Prostate area. Cancer and Around Town March 15 Men’s Health – The Native two-part Plant Study workshop, 1 Group presents Natural to 2:30 p.m. from UVic Processes for the Res- Continuing Studies, in toration of Drastically partnership with the Disturbed Sites with Victoria Prostate CenDave Polster, 7 p.m., tre. Part 1: Dr. Larry UVic’s MacLaurin Bldg., Goldenberg presents A Room D116. Non-mem- Vision for a Healthier, ber drop-in fee: $3. FMI: Longer-Living Man (1 to www.NPSG.ca. 1:45 p.m.); Part 2: PSA: March 17 & 18 – Vic- Simple Test, Not-Sotoria Genealogical Soci- Simple Solution (1:45 ety workshop, Finding to 2:30 p.m.). Cost: $45 Your Irish Ancestors, +HST; register through 10 a.m. to noon at 947 UVic Continuing StudAlston St. Members $10; ies, 250-472-4747 or non-members $15. Reg- online, www.uvcs.uvic. ister: 250-360-2808. FMI: ca/health/courses/gen-

eral. March 29 – The Blenkinsop Valley Community Association hosts a discussion of regulations relating to the Agriculture Land Reserve and the Right to Farm legislation, 7 p.m. in the Lochside Elementary School library, 1145 Royal Oak Dr. Speakers include the ALC’s Jennifer Dyson and Roger Cheetham, MLA Lana Popham and Coun. Dean Murdock. All welcome; the association’s AGM follows. April 12 – Westshore Community Diabetes Support Group’s inaugural meeting at the Juan de Fuca Library, JF Room, at 7 p.m. Free; RSVP to Ken at ken. streetsmart@gmail.com April 14 & 15 – Young Life Victoria’s 22nd annual Home Design & Renovation Tour. View 10 homes, on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Tickets $25. FMI: Call the Young Life office at 250-634-3223 or visit www.younglife.ca/ victoriahometour. If you have an event you’d like to share, contact jblyth@telus.net.

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