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UVic’s latest parkade pitch called ‘offensive’ Community association president upset her group’s suggestion not included among options 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 neighbouring 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

Five options ■ Option A – Reduce height by two storeys. Reduce number of parking stalls by 156. Cost: $17.6 million ■ Option B – Reduce height by two storeys, bury two storeys underground. Reduce number of parking stalls by 13. Cost: $22.6 million ■ Option C – Reduce height by two storeys, relocate parkade across Gabriola Road. Increase number of parking stalls by 140. Cost: $24.7 million ■ Option D – Build two parkades (both reduced by two storeys) – one in original location, one across Gabriola Road. Increase number of parking stalls by 244. Cost: $38.5 million ■ Option E – Build two parkades (both reduced by two storeys) – one in original location, one at McGill Road near Centennial Stadium. Increase number of parking stalls by 244. Cost: $38.5 million

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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 houses, the university’s associate vice-president of campus planning said she was confident the five new options reflected the public’s concerns. PLEASE SEE: Neighbours reject UVic parkade plan once again, Page A25

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rmed only with ginger ale, a bowl and a candle, Bob McDonald won over a cafeteria full of young students. McDonald recalls demonstrating an “invisible fire extinguisher,” using the carbon dioxide in pop fizz to extinguish a flame. This is among the tricks Canada’s best-known science journalist has used to get children interested in the basic principles of science. “You can introduce kids to the most complicated subjects, but as long as you bring them into it in a very straight forward way, they’ll stay with you,” said McDonald, who relocated from Toronto to Victoria last summer. “You’ve got to make it look magical and then say, ‘No, it’s not “I see myself as magic; it’s science. Science a translator between can be magical people who speak and it’s wonderful.” a foreign language The host of – science – and the several past children’s teleperson on the street.” vision shows – Bob McDonald and CBC’s longrunning radio science program, Quirks & Quarks, McDonald doesn’t limit using fun to just teaching kids. He studied English, philosophy and theatre and has been able to stay at the cutting edge of science journalism simply by coming to interviews prepared. He writes about science news using standard tenants of good storytelling: settings, characters, plot lines and tension. Since his days working at the Ontario Science Centre in the 1970s, where he was occasionally asked to comment on local news programs, McDonald has demonstrated a knack for engaging these skills and translating complex scientific happenings into terms the general public can understand. “It’s not about me,” he said. “It’s about the stories. I just happen to have an entertaining way of telling the stories that people like. … As journalists

the spirit of the message, but get it across in lay terms,” Yore said. “That is a very difficult task.” McDonald doesn’t limit what topics he’ll cover, but during his formative years he followed early space exploration. That contributed to a lifelong passion for everything extraterrestrial. Medical science, however, has presented some challenges, he admits, particularly around some of the physiological terminology. “There’s a difference between being stupid and being ignorant,” McDonald said. “I see myself as a translator between people who speak a foreign language – science – and the person on the street. Some- Inside times when I get a guest who (falls ■ Mount Doug back on) scientific student earns jargon, I’ll stop the chance to work tape and say we with scientists have to speak in in gene lab at plain English. … University of It’s not dumbing it Alberta. down. It’s clarifying. Page A8 It’s making it clear, so that it’s under■ Scientists standable because working at the that’s our job.” Saanich branch With with help of the National of three producers, Research Council McDonald continsay solar activity ues to produce poses little threat. Quirks and Quarks Page A9 from the basement of his home in Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood. McDonald was honoured with the Order of Canada in 2011 and holds six honorary degrees from Canadian universities. He has published several Don Denton/News staff books, including “Measuring the Earth Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s science show, Quirks and Quarks, stops for a with a Stick: Science as I’ve Seen It,” a coffee break in Cook Street village. collection of essays recounting his experiences as a science journalist. we offer stories. We’re not handing out ters. McDonald is the inaugural speaker for PhDs; we’re entertaining people.” “If you’re not aware of the subtle difthe AXYS Group Distinguished Lecture Larry Yore, a retired distinguished ferences in how scientists use language series hosted by the University of Vicprofessor from the University of Vicand how we, as lay people, use lantoria’s faculty of science, which begins toria’s department of curriculum and guage, you frequently miss the message today (March 14). McDonald’s lecture instruction and expert in the field of sci- that is being transmitted,” said Yore. on his experiences in science and techence education research, sympathizes “As an interface between those comnology is sold out, and no tickets will be with the task laid on journalists when munities, (journalists) are constantly available at the door. it comes to reporting on scientific matlooking for ways in which you can keep nnorth@saanichnews.com

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A familiar name is creating buzz around Saanich. After a tumultuous year in the spotlight for criminal allegations against its former owner, Babe’s Honey is back on the bright side. In fact, the historic local brand never really went away. The honey farm’s former operations manager, Brandon Schwartz, along with friends and former employees, bought the Babe’s Honey trademark and recently relaunched the brand “We never stopped (working),” Schwartz said. “We just kept on going, but there was a massive amount of work to do. We weren’t exactly sure how things were going to take shape so we tried to keep things nice and quiet. We figured when we were ready, we’d let everybody know what we’ve been doing.” The new Babe’s team – Kevin Van Herwaarden, Brendan Bull, Schwartz’ father Bob Schwartz and queen bee breeder Bob Mitchell – have 170 bee colonies on the Saanich Peninsula. Babe’s is operating from a bee-tight building (no bees can fly out, and no unwanted bees can come in) in Saanichton, as well as in the retail space at Galey Farms, where their products are sold. Babe’s went into receivership in February 2011 following the Decem-

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When the wind blows The week got off to a stormy start Monday morning (March 12) as winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour cancelled ferries and caused massive power outages across the region. At its peak, B.C. Hydro reported more than 3,000 of its customers were without power in Saanich, with Cordova Bay and Gordon Head the hardest hit. Classes were cancelled for the day at Claremont secondary, due to the power loss, which was restored there around 10 a.m. All of B.C. Ferries’ sailings to and from Swartz Bay were cancelled in the morning and early afternoon, with first boat of the day heading out around 3 p.m. Travel on the roads was also hindered by the weather. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen reminded drivers to take care at intersections where lights were out, in addition to other hazards caused by the high winds. “Trees into houses. Trees across roads. Hydro wires down. Shaw wires down. Telus lines down. It’s anything you can think of and it’s all over the place,” Jantzen said. “It’s everywhere.” Environment Canada says high winds aren’t

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This home on Tattersall Drive was damaged Monday morning when two trees fell during the wind storm. forecast for the rest of the week, though rain is expected to continue until at least the weekend. nnorth@saanichnews.com

Stifled PIN pad tampering reveals identity theft ring An attempted PIN pad theft led to a successful fraud investigation after an Uptown merchant chased three suspects from his store Saturday evening. Just after 10 p.m. the owner of Qoola frozen yogurt bar caught three men attempting to steal the PIN pad from the store. He chased them out, and immediately flagged down a nearby Saanich police officer.

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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.

File photo by Erin McCracken

Carrying a boat load of commuters, CFB Esquimalt’s Blue Boat ferry stops at the Naden side of the base to pick up more passengers before making its way across Esquimalt Harbour to Colwood in this June 2011 photo. The shuttle service will be terminated at the end of April.

CFB Esquimalt axes Blue Boat commuter service Mayors react with concern, tout need for alternative solutions

woman said. “And no one really wants to carpool from out here.” CFB Esquimalt spokesperson navy Lt. Michael McWhinnie said the decision to cancel the service was

made due to staffing constraints. There aren’t enough personnel to operate the ferry service as well as other vessels in the auxiliary fleet, including tugs and fire boats,

within the base’s Port Operations and Emergency Services Branch, McWhinnie said. PLEASE SEE: Blue Boat, Page A20

Erin McCracken

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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 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 ride the Blue Boats between Colwood and Esquimalt every day, Monday to Friday, who will have to find alternative transportation. “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,” the

“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)

Add “Daycare, Adult” and “Daycare, Child” to the list of permitted uses in the following residential, commercial, institutional and special zones: C-1, C-1NC, C-1V, C-2, C-2S, C-2LRS, C-2NC, C-3, C-3B, C-3L, C-3LRS, C-4, C-4B, C-4BR, C-4C, C-4D, C-4RT, C-5, C-5LRS, C-6, C-6DE, C-13, C-15, P-1, P-1A, P-1R, P-1U, P-2, P-3, P-4, P-4HR, P-4H,P-6, P-11, P-12, P-13, RP-1, RP-2, RP-3, MFC-CH, MFI-CH, C-2RO, CD-2MV (Area A and Area B).

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Mount Douglas Secondary student Hayley Roy is in Grade 12 and will be going to the University of Alberta this week to experience working in a research lab, courtesy of the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation.

National scientists do it for the love of genes Kyle Slavin

pital or any other kind of research centre,” said Amelita Kucher, science department head at Mount Doug. While a lot of high school seniors Kucher referred Roy to the program. are still undecided about where they “The more real hands-on experiwant to go after graduation, Hayley ence we can provide for them, the Roy is an entirely different story. better. … Students don’t really have Ever since she was eight years a good view of the possibilities that old, the young Saanich resident has are out there,” Kucher said. wanted to pursue a career in biolThis is the 10th year of the gene ogy. researcher program, which has pro“I was always the one going out vided 280 students with the unique and collecting worms outside when week-long experience over the last it was raining,” the Mount Douglas decade. secondary senior said. “I’m still really “The reason we do this is we want interested in animals – amphibians to take some of Canada’s brightest and reptiles.” young minds, the ones who want to This week the get into human genetGrade 12 student is ics, and show them “When we’re in gaining the experiwhat it might look like ence of a lifetime high school we get a if they chose this as working in a lab at very artificial view of a career,” Zeisberger the University of said. “We’re hoping Alberta, courtesy of what actually happens these people are going the Canadian Gene within a university to be the bright stars Cure Foundation. in genetics research.” Roy is one of 48 or hospital or any Roy says she’s lookstudents from across other kind of research ing forward to workCanada named a ing in the lab, trying “gene researcher for a centre.” out different instru– Amelita Kucher week,” working alongments her school’s side professional sciscience lab doesn’t entists to get a taste have, and rubbing of what a career in genetics is like. elbows with some of Canada’s best “They get that hands-on learning gene researchers. they wouldn’t get anywhere else. One of the criteria for being Some of the labs give them an actual selected is the participants must project to do,” said Tracy Zeisberger, write about their experiences and executive director of the Gene Cure share it with the Gene Cure FoundaFoundation. “But they also get to tion. Zeisberger said that’s the most learn about the career path straight rewarding part about providing this from the people who have gone opportunity to young science whizdown that road.” zes. Though she’s not yet sure what “They come back so excited about she’ll be doing, she knows she’ll be their future. A lot of them say it working in the human molecular changes their lives,” she said. “And genetic lab at the U of A, looking at the labs really enjoy participating. the genetic factors in eye develop- The kids come in wide-eyed, and it ment and glaucoma. brings the researchers back to say“When we’re in high school we get ing, ‘This is why I do this. This is a very artificial view of what actually exciting, what I do.” happens within a university or hoskslavin@saanichnews.com News staff


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Increased sun activity normal, Saanich astronomer explains Solar storms continue above, few effects felt below Natalie North News staff

Signs of spring are signalling the end of winter weather, but storms of a much greater magnitude are still in the forecast as the second solar storm of the year hit the Earth last week. The extraterrestrial weather – caused by solar flares followed one- to two-days later by highlycharged proton-rich particle clouds – are strong enough to theoretically affect satellites and electronics once they collide with the planet’s magnetic field. However, there is little to no chance their effects will be felt. “There’s nothing to be scared of, nothing to be afraid of,” said Dmitry Monin, astronomer for the National Research Council of Canada on Little Saanich Mountain. “It’s something we’ve been through many, many times. It’s something we know is going to happen and it will repeat itself in another 11 years.” Monin is referring to the sun’s 11-year activity cycle, characterized by increased fluctuations of solar flares.

Even during times of high activity, such as the current period, effects of the solar storms are very rare. The type of Global Positioning System operations that the storms may affect, Monin said, are most likely those needed for extremely accurate processes. For example, those involved with precise drilling – not the average smartphone user’s mapping needs. Similarly, the risk of health complications are limited to those with preexisting heart conditions that may potentially be affected by a disturbance to the planet’s magnetic field. Airplanes are generally rerouted around the North Pole during a solar storm as a precaution. “The sun has been in a low active rate for years,” Monin said. “It’s not surprising that we see more and more solar flares happening.” A solar storm in 1989 caused a massive power grid failure in Quebec – something that wasn’t expected during the last two storms. A more common side effect are visible aurora borealis outside of the usual northern regions and as far south as Mexico. Sky watchers do have an increased chance of seeing the lights over the days and months ahead, though clear skies and the brightness of the moon play a large role in catching the phenomenon live. The last solar storm to hit the Earth began on Jan. 19. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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March 15 – Saanich Newcomers Club for women meets, Teens with a passion for 11:30 a.m at Royal Colwood parks are invited to check Golf Club, 629 Goldstream out a new Southern Vancou- Ave., Colwood. A speaker from ver Island youth initiative the Maritime Museum will folfrom the Capital low the meeting. FMI: Regional District, www.saanichnewBC Parks and the comers.com. Boys and Girls Club March 15 – The – the Youth in Parks Royal Oak Heritage Team. Group hosts its inauCapital Region gural meeting, 7 to teens ages 13 to 18 9 p.m. at Crumsby’s who want to share at the Schoolhouse, their love of parks 4525 West Saanich and the outdoors Rd. The group is with other youth looking for people and their commuhistory and Jennifer Blyth with nity can learn more memories about the Around Town at 7 p.m. tonight Royal Oak area. (March 14) at the March 15 – The Boys and Girls Native Plant Study Club, 1240 Yates St. Group presents Natural ProThe Youth in Parks Team cesses for the Restoration of will provide the opportunity Drastically Disturbed Sites to meet other like-minded with Dave Polster, 7 p.m., youth, gain leadership skills UVic’s MacLaurin Bldg., Room and contribute to parks in the D116. Non-member drop-in community. For more infor- fee: $3. FMI: www.NPSG.ca. mation, visit www.crd.bc.ca/ March 17 & 18 – Victoria youthinparks. Genealogical Society work-

shop, Finding Your Irish Ancestors, 10 a.m. to noon at 947 Alston St. Members $10; non-members $15. Register: 250-360-2808. FMI: www.victoriags.org. March 24 – Victoria Genealogical Society Workshop, Researching Records of Ancestors who Served in the British Army, with Robert Brett, 10 a.m. to noon at 947 Alston St. Members $10; non-members $15. Register: 250-360-2808; FMI: www.victoriags.org. March 24 – Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health two-part workshop, 1 to 2:30 p.m. from UVic Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Victoria Prostate Centre. Part 1: Dr. Larry Goldenberg presents A Vision for a Healthier, LongerLiving Man (1 to 1:45 p.m.); Part 2: PSA: Simple Test, NotSo-Simple Solution (1:45 to 2:30 p.m.). Cost: $45 +HST; register through UVic Continuing Studies, 250-472-4747 or online, www.uvcs.uvic.ca/ health/courses/general. March 29 – The Blenkinsop

Valley Community Association hosts a discussion of regulations relating to the Agricultural 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 250-6343223 or visit www.younglife. ca/victoriahometour. If you have an event you’d like to share, contact jblyth@ telus.net.

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Seven-year-old May Galayugo dumps two rainbow trout out of her bucket and into Elk Lake on March 8, as her mom Noemi Abejuela, right, and grandmother Norma Abejuela watch. The three generations of women were with students from Lakeview Christian School in Saanich, helping stock the lake with catchable fish from the Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery in Duncan.

Trout added to Elk Lake Thousands of trout added to Elk Lake, signaling start of fishing season Jim Zeeben News staff

With sunlight sparkling off dozens of small cascades of water, a class of Saanich school children helped release thousands of rainbow trout into the waters of Elk Lake last Thursday. The curious kids were each given a small bucket containing two fish and shown how to gently pour the trout into the shallow waters. For some of the students, there were mixed emotions as the small fish cautiously darted along the shore before escaping into the darker waters of the lake. “I don’t know if she’ll want to eat fish now,” said Noemi Abejuela, mother of seven-year-old May Galayugo, who named her two trout Pinky and Sally. The two were joined by May’s grandmother, Norma Abejuela, who said she had never experienced anything like this in her 73 years.

About 2,000 fish were released in what was the first drop of the season, on March 8, by students from Lakeview Christian School, located across the Pat Bay Highway from Elk Lake. A total of 7,000 of the catchable fish, each weighing at least 2.25grams, will be set free into Elk Lake between now and June. Last year, one of the fish caught in the lake had grown to nine pounds. While the strain is known as Fraser Valley rainbow trout, the fish are from the Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery in Duncan. “The weather is warming up and … we’re busy getting Capital Regional District lakes ready for another great fishing season,” said hatchery manager Brian Martin. Parents who want help teaching their kids about fishing can sign up for the Learn to Fish program. The first class at Elk Lake is planned for March 18 at the fishing pier. Pre-registration is required but all equipment is provided and participation is by donation. The program is funded, in part, by fees paid for by angling licences. For more information, call 250-3610732 or visit www.gofishbc.com. editor@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 teacher’s 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 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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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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Home heating tanks needs better regulation On Feb. 23, there was another emergency for the Colquitz River caused by the leaking of 630 litres of home heating fuel from a nearby residential property. This was the third significant event in Saanich since last November, and since then, another smaller one leaked from Adelaide Avenue into the Gorge Waterway. On Saturday when I went to observe the site of the spill, there were at least 10 folks working very hard to contain the fuel and inspecting where the damages were occurring in the waterway. I stood about 50 metres downstream from the property where the leak occurred, and despite three booms and other containment efforts, I could still see signs of oil on the very fast-moving water, and I could smell the powerful odour of home heating oil. On my ride home along the river I occasionally noticed this same odour.

All this points to the serious difficulty we are having with the problem of protecting and restoring our natural environment against the pressures of civilization. For the most part we appear to be in a reactive phase. In other words, because of a shortage of resources, we cannot make the necessary investments to prevent these accidents from causing significant damages. Well, that simply is not good enough. One Saanich councillor has suggested that we figure out who has oil storage tanks and then send out educational notices asking for homeowners to make themselves aware of the condition of their facilities. Most of us know what happens to those little notices sent out as part of a municipal utility bill – they’ll likely end up in the recycle box. There is a much better way to start the

process of cleaning up this mess. Let’s begin by requiring all fuel oil storage facilities to have an inspection sticker on the outside of the building. If there is no certificate, then the supplier and homeowner would have significant liability issues if ignored. With such a system both the homeowner and the supplier will have incentives to pay attention to the condition of their equipment. The homeowner might look to invest in an updated tank standard that would help contain any leaks caused by erosion (including the pipes connecting to and from the tank) and the supplier will become ever watchful for problems that might reflect on their own standards. In one jurisdiction they have gone from a record of 245 reported releases from storage tanks in 1993 to fewer than 11 in

the past year, and most of those were not operational failures. The costs to the environment of these incidents are almost impossible to calculate. While we can count the cleanup costs, it is the long-term damages to our natural systems that are not counted in any insurance claim. A simple solution is to regulate the requirements for tank standards and those costs can be contained at the homeowner level where they belong. The Gorge Tillicum Community Association will be talking about this issue with biologist Ian Bruce at our Annual General Meeting on March 29 at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Please join us in the discussion. Rob Wickson, President Gorge Tillicum Community Association

Readers respond: Columnist’s comments on B.C. Teachers’ Federation Fletcher needs to back up his criticisms Re: BCTF indoctrinating our kids (B.C. Views, March 7) This column cites only one example of “indoctrinating our kids,” yet Mr. Fletcher continues, without proof, that “it is not” the only example. He claims to have scientific evidence that class size is not a factor for improving educational outcomes. What propaganda. Aside from the report from the right-wing Howe Institute, you will be hard-pressed to find any proof of such nonsense. In fact, the opposite is true – even the premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, has recognized the benefits of smaller class sizes. As for teacher performance testing and its benefits, this process has been a complete failure in America. Cases of altering student performance scores and “teaching to the test” are commonplace because of this policy. As for the multiple choice question: “Which one is a fascist? Clark, Campbell or Mussolini,” the answer, Mr. Fletcher, is Mussolini. However, all of the

above could be described as dictators. A quick check on Google will reveal the notion of Canada having a parliamentary dictatorship when ruled by a majority. The internet is a wonderful thing. It can be used to “prove” whatever you want. Richard Davis Saanich

Job action is evidence we need to dismantle unions Re: BCTF indoctrinating our kids (B.C. Views, March 7) This editorial stands out as much for its substance as it does for the writer’s admirable, and seldom-encountered refusal to soften, to mitigate, to lessen the potential impact of what he has to say. And everything that is in Fletcher’s column had to be said. It also must be repeated again and again, until both governments and the vast, nonunionized, ‘silent’ majority (70 per cent plus) of the people (in B.C. and beyond) get the “message.” Perhaps then the latter will realize that being held to ransom by any union (let alone

public service ones) is not an inevitable option, and will make this clear in loud and aggressive terms (learned from the union movement) to the former. And then, perhaps, the federal and provincial governments will, at long last, find the courage to confront (and, if necessary, dismantle) the socially and economically destructive, longdiscredited union movement. For the time being, though, the premier of this province must deal harshly and swiftly with the BCTF. Already, the incomprehensible delays have been egregious; hopefully, they will not have set a precedent for the Prime Minister in preparing to tackle yet another one of Air Canada’s insatiable unions. Zoltan Roman Saanich

Class sizes are a reason to seek private schooling Re: BCTF indoctrinating our kids (B.C. Views, March 7) Thank you, Mr. Fletcher, for pointing out in your column the “glaringly false union propaganda” the BCTF is spreading about class size not

mattering. I do hope the unfortunate parents who pay thousands of dollars each year to send their children to private schools read your article. According to information comparing public and private schools one can easily find online, “overcrowding of public school classrooms is one of the most common complaints about the public education system, a significant problem that inspires parents to seek private school alternatives.” How lucky for parents of public school students that our current B.C. government legislators are not falling for such propaganda and are instead debating Bill 22 which will allow class size to increase for all public school children in British Columbia. Patricia Farago Saanich

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

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Saanich man in tutu fights to end bullying Charla Huber News staff

Ryan Thirlwall is not a ballet dancer, but he sported a pink tutu, pink spandex leggings and a pink hoodie this week to send a message about bullying. In his custom-made tutu, he planned to walk 126 kilometres from Nanaimo to the Boys & Girls Club in Victoria on Monday and Tuesday (March 12 and 13), for his Tutu Walk for Hope. “It’s such a serious subject,” Thirlwall said. “The whole walk is a symbol of what I know some youth are going through. No one wakes up wanting to walk from Nanaimo to Victoria, but no one wakes up wanting to be bullied.” Money raised from his highway stroll will go toward an anti-bullying program at the Boys & Girls Club.

His goal is to raise $5,000. Red Barn Market, his employer and his former high school, Pacific Secondary school in Colwood, and other local businesses are supporting his cause. Monday’s wind storm didn’t call a halt to the walk. With friends following in a car, he struck out from Woodgrove Centre in Nanaimo as planned. “I wish it was snowing, I wish it was thundering and lightning, because that would get the point across of how important this is,” Thirlwall said on his cellphone. “I am determined to finish this walk with sweat, blood and tears. “I want these kids to know that the community does care, local businesses do care and strangers do care. Everyone has the right to be individuals and not to be bullied for their sexuality, their race, age, gender or weight.”

While he lives in Saanich now, Thirlwall, 24, spent formative teen years on West Shore living in foster care and in the Boys & Girls Club Turnabout program house in Langford. Boys & Girls Club helped him through tough years. With a two-year-old daughter, Thirlwall wants her to grow up in a world without bullying. “This walk is for the underdog and to bring awareness,” Thirlwall said. “How many more kids need to take their own lives because they are bullied?” Donations for Thirlwall’s Tutu Walk for Hope can be given directly to the Boys & Girls Club either by calling 250384-9133 or online at bcgvic.org. When donating specify the donation is for the Tutu Walk for Hope. reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

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Ryan Thirlwall walks down West Saanich Road in a pink tutu, prior to an awareness walk this week to draw attention to bullying.

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Do you know of a little-known Garry oak ecosystem, or where a coastal bluff outcropping is in Saanich? The municipality wants to hear from you. The planning department is currently upgrading its Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA) atlas and wants to add more unique pieces of land to the ESA inventory. “It’s always easier to protect environmentally significant areas if you know where they are in advance of development proposals. That way when a (development) application comes in, people already know they need to consider the environment on that property,” said Adriane Pollard, Saanich’s manager of environmental services. She says it also gives the municipality a leg-up when it comes to long-term land protection. “You can monitor these areas over time and possibly restore them, if it’s needed. If we don’t know about these areas, we don’t know where we should be spending our time and resources.” Until March 26, residents are invited to tell Saanich about the special natural areas they know of, with the potential of getting them added to the ESA inventory. The atlas was first produced in 1999, with information from the provincial and federal governments. Pollard said she expects more areas to join the inventory this time around, as the original information didn’t include anything under half a hectare in size. For a complete list of the type of areas that the planning department is looking for, and what you can keep your eye out for to identify these areas, visit saanich.ca/living/ natural/esamapping. html. You can also fill out a form online to notify Saanich of one of these areas. Pollard urges individuals interested

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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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A shining example

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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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Works from Uirapuru are on display at the She Said Gallery in Fernwood.

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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Rocky Point invaded for military exercise Operation involves all three branches of Canadian military Kyle Wells News staff

There may not have been any bullets flying, but the soldiers involved in a military exercise early Friday morning acted as if there could be as they stormed the beach at Rocky Point in Metchosin. All three elements of the Canadian military â&#x20AC;&#x201C; army, navy and air force â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were working together to get troops from ship to shore as part of the large-scale operation. Taking part on and under the waters of the Strait of Georgia were frigates HMCS Ottawa and Regina and submarine HMCS Victoria. The Royal Canadian Navy has been engaging in anti-submarine and anti-warfare exercises and worked with the army to practise

the beach landing. While more than 1,000 personnel from Canada and the U.S. are taking part in the exercises, just 39 troops landed on the beach Friday. Maj. Stewart Parkinson of the Victoriabased Canadian Scottish Regiment planned the ground element of the exercise. Operations like this help soldiers learn to work in partnership with other divisions of the military, he said. Such scenarios, while rare in recent times, have played out in many conflicts throughout history, including the D-day landings in the Second World War, Parkinson added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good, worthwhile experience. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good operations. They create a sense of co-operation, and (they add) to the infantryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to be flexible, adaptable and agile.â&#x20AC;? Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenario involved Canadian troops landing on the beaches of the friendly country â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kumarâ&#x20AC;? to take out an objective that had enemy intelligence. The Canadian Forcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 39 Brigade Group, made up of soldiers from all over B.C., landed in

Canadian Forces personnel, including troops from Victoriabased Canadian Scottish Regiment, storm the beach at Rocky Point on Friday morning as a part of ongoing military exercises involving the Canadian army, navy and air force plus U.S. naval counterparts. Kyle Wells/News staff

waves, first to secure the beach and then to unload more troops and equipment. With no opposition forces in the exercise, things went smoothly and with little fanfare. On Saturday, as a further part of the exercise, troops performed reconnaissance missions then stormed an â&#x20AC;&#x153;enemyâ&#x20AC;? outpost to liberate some â&#x20AC;&#x153;VIPsâ&#x20AC;? and bring them to

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Children’s advocate warns against inaction Laura Lavin News staff

“It is alarming and frustrating, in releasing (the) report … to not be able to point to significant improvements since we released our Honouring Christian Lee report in 2009.”

More needs to be done to protect B.C.’s children, says a new report released by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. “It is alarming and frustrating, in releasing (the) report … to not be able to point to significant improvements since we released our Honouring Christian Lee report in 2009,” Turpel-Lafond wrote. On Sept. 4, 2007, six-year-old Christian Lee and four members of his family died in a murder/ suicide in a home on King George Terrace in Oak Bay. Peter Lee murdered his son Christian, his wife Sunny Park, his parents-in-law from Korea and then killed himself. In the weeks leading up to the murders, Lee had come in contact with police and other agencies a number of times. The fundamentals of a provincewide domestic violence strategy – or even a full response

– Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to the Honouring Christian Lee recommendations – are not yet in place, and not enough has been done to adequately address child safety issues in domestic violence circumstances, said Turpel-Lafond in her report. B.C.’s children’s advocate’s report concludes the 2008 murder of three children by their father in Merritt could have been avoided by better co-ordination between mental health, justice and child protection ministries. Allan Schoenborn was diagnosed with mental illness in 1999 and prescribed anti-

psychotic medicine, after causing an accident with his young daughter in the vehicle and making false claims about the child being poisoned and sexually abused. It was his only mental health treatment until after he was arrested for killing his three children in their Merritt home nine years later, Turpel-Lafond found in her investigation of the case. Turpel-Lafond found there were several police calls and interventions by the Ministry of Children and Family

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such a unit, despite similar recommendations made in 2010 from the investigation of the murder of Christian Lee and his family in Oak Bay. McNeill said the government has taken a series of steps to improve its response to domestic violence, including training for police officers and childrens’ ministry staff and early psychosis intervention programs at health authorities. “Today we still see unaddressed disconnects between systems that so urgently need to be working closely together in domestic violence situations – child protection, income assistance, mental health, police and judicial systems,” Turpel-Lafond wrote. The Family Law Act, passed in November, provides for a new protection order to limit contact between family members whose safety is at risk, and makes breaching such an order a criminal offence. – With files from Tom Fletcher llavin@vicnews.com

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Development during the years before the murders of Kaitlynne, age 12, Max, 8 and Cordon, 5. “The various systems involved with the family were not aware of the severity of Schoenborn’s mental illness and substance abuse because he was not interviewed from these perspectives by police, corrections or child protection,” Turpel-Lafond wrote. “Also, there was very little collaboration or information sharing among those systems.” Premier Christy Clark and Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeill both apologized in the legislature for the gaps in government services that were described in the report. McNeill announced that her ministry will establish a new domestic violence unit, after a multi-ministry study of the system by deputy ministers for children, justice, health, social development and education. Opposition critics pointed out that the latest B.C. budget contained no new money for

Only bids received by 11:59 p.m. on the day that the sale concludes will be considered. All bids must include the bidder’s full name and band membership number, the address and telephone number at which the bidder may be reached, and a 10% down payment (see below). Payment of the successful bid must be made in the following manner: 1. A down payment of 10% of the offer must be made by cheque dated as of the date bidding closes. The cheque must be forwarded with the bid and made payable to the Receiver-General of Canada. 2. The balance of the offer must be paid by cash or certified cheque within 10 days of delivery of notice of acceptance of offer. In the event that a bidder does not meet the payment requirements as set out above, the sale is null and void. Dated this 13th day of March, 2012, at Vancouver, British Columbia.

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SAANICH NEWS - Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Neighbours reject UVic parkade plan once again Continued from Page A1

“There are lots of considerations when you consider a parkade. We want to look at the financial implications. And are we providing enough parking for people that’s convenient and accessible, and doesn’t overflow into the community?” said Kristi Simpson. 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 McKenzie or onto Ring Road, so it wouldn’t concentrate all the traffic on one road,” Raponi said. 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

Gordon Head resident Alastair Wade checks out the new plans the University of Victoria has on the table with regards to its proposed parkade during an open house at Lambrick Park secondary last Thursday. Kyle Slavin/News staff

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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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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 menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball coach honoured Vikes menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 SemiďŹ nal 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 QuarterďŹ nal 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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The game was tied 30-30 going into the fourth quarter,â&#x20AC;? said coach Lucky Walia in an email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;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.â&#x20AC;? The Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; biggest win of the tourney was in their semifinal defeat of St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 37-55. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(We) were down 28 to 22 entering the final quarter, and outscored St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 to 7 to complete the comeback,â&#x20AC;? Walia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collombin (12 points) and Alex Jordache (10 points) both hit big threeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the fourth quarter.â&#x20AC;? sports@vicnews.com

SemiďŹ nal Claremont 37 St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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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. 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. WALK-IN BATHTUB, Premier make, jetted, good cond. $1000. obo. (250)884-0179.

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

250-885-1427 Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!

GLANFORD- 1100 sqft 2 bdrm, quiet/bright. Reno kitch & bdrm closet. w/d, full bath, storage, priv entr, sm yrd, near bus, amens. NS/NP, $1030, ht, h/w, hydro/internet incld. Refs. 250-704-0197.

Wall bed - Q/S -unfinished oak with custom covered mattresses. $900: (250)385-4112

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

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL LOCATION: 3 bdrm newly reno’d 4 appls bus route NS/NP $1400 utils incld share laundry 250-480-0849 COOK & EMPRESS- 1 bdrm bsmt suite, all utils incld. NS/NP. $650. (250)385-2312.

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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.

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.

SUITES, UPPER SAANICHTON- 35’ 5th wheel, partly furnished, 8x12 laundry room. N/S, N/P. Ref’s. $700/mo. Call 250-652-0591. SIDNEY: BRIGHT bachelor, $700 view, priv deck, close to park, ocean , shops. NS/NP. Avail Apr. 1. Call 250-6561672 or 250-884-4159.

CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. 93 PONTIAC Grand Am, white, 159kms, 4 dr, CD. $800. Call (778)433-8437. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

DRAFTING & DESIGN 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.

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, interior/exterior concrete. 250-588-3744.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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.

SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

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.

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

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR custom design install, gardens, lawns & patios, irrigation & fences. web.me.com/rodkeays Call 250-858-3564. LANDSCAPE & TREE Fruit/hedges/pruning. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465.

LEVEL GROUND LANDSCAPING Complete Garden & Arborist Services. Lawns, hedges. Insured. Free est.

250-818-0587 OVERGROWN GARDEN? Cleanups. Pruning roses, fruit tree, hedges. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

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

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HANDYPERSONS 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. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. 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. 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. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. NORM’S PAINTING- 15% offQuality work. Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597. YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

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

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

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

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

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

TILING 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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