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White out St. Michaels University School forward Jeff Nishima-Miller, in blue, runs into a wall of Glenlyon Norfolk School players, in white, made up of MacBryan Bos, left, Arie Kelerstein, Sean Bickersgill and Liam Shillington. A brief dusting of snow fell during the high school boys rugby game on Tuesday at Windsor Park. To find out the outcome of the game, check out Page A19. Photo by Adam Dargavel

Setting sights to prepare for Saanich’s future Strategic plan, citizen survey show need for food security, emergency prep improvements Kyle Slavin News staff

Saanich has a long way to go to achieve some pretty lofty goals in the next quarter century – but Saanich council and staff members are confident that they’re doable. By 2036, Saanich hopes to see the number of residents growing their own vegetables increase by 66 per cent, according to the municipality’s 2012 draft strategic plan, released last week. On Wednesday, results from the latest

citizen survey came out, which show nearly one-third of residents already grow a portion of their food. “I think it’s achievable. They’re always stretched targets – it doesn’t move us far forward if they’re too easy to achieve,” said Sharon Hvozdanski, Saanich’s director of planning. She says the municipality has been moving in this “progressive and sustainable” direction for years, and more is in the works to reach the 2036 target. Food security – from backyard gardens and backyard chickens, to municipal allotment gardens and the state of local agriculture – has become a topic of greater interest to Saanich council recently. In the last two years, Coun. Dean Murdock has recommended that council look at easing urban poultry-keeping restrictions and allowing rooftop gardens. As well, he suggested that Saanich examine the feasibil-

ity of a Moss Street Market-style farm market on the Lochside Trail, where it meets municipal hall. “What I’m hearing, and I think it’s reflected in the citizen survey, is there’s a growing interest in producing food for yourself. As that continues to happen, as interest continues to grow, we’re going to have to look for creative ways to help people do that,” Murdock said. The second-term councillor says food security is important, since in the event of an emergency, Vancouver Island could be cut off from outside food deliveries for a number of days. “Certainly the ability to produce and consume your own food puts you in a much better position in terms of emergency preparedness. If you’re not able to get access to (imported) food, hopefully you have it in your garden.” Capt. Brock Henson, Saanich’s emergency

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Preparing new parents for life ahead One in three pregnant women will experience anxiety and depression

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Every new mother feels the worry of something bad happening to their child, but for one out of every three pregnancies, postpartum depression or anxiety is another reality that often goes undiagnosed. “Women feel a stigma with the depression and they’ll struggle in silence,” said Natasha Montroy, a Royal Oak-based naturopathic doctor specializing in women’s health. “One in three is not a small number and we need to start educating women ... talking about it in a real, open manner.” Next month, Montroy and colleague Jody Watson, also a naturopathic doctor at Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic, host a one-night course on postpartum depression and anxiety. The course is designed to educate new or expectant mothers and their partners about preventative strategies and treatment options for postpartum depression and anxiety. “It often affects a mother’s self esteem, her relationship with her partner or other relationships, her confidence in parenting and, at times, may affect bonding with her child,” Montroy said. The focus of the course is preventative. Acupuncture, botanical medicines, nutrition and counselling form a part of the course’s holistic approach, but its mandate is to provide all treatment options available to women. Resources available in Greater Victoria include counselling sessions, momand-babe exercise programs, support groups and referral services developed through the Vancouver Island Health Authority. “We’re certainly not antimedication,” Montroy said. “There are times when we

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Registered Clinical Counsellor Jody Watson, left, and Dr. Natasha Montroy N.D. stand in front of an acupuncture chart at the Vancouver Island Naturopathic and Integrated Health Clinic on West Saanich Road. Acupuncture is one of the treatment options up for discussion at a postpartum depression and anxiety workshop the pair will lead next month. recommend anti-depressants, but what we do is review all options and how to guide yourself along that path.” Another option will soon be available as Watson works with Camosun College in developing an online continuing education course centred on postpartum depression and anxiety. The program will include a live chat component, as well as self care and tips for partners. It will come at a cost of about $120 and is slated for a late-summer start, although the details have yet to be confirmed. “Even people who don’t get postpartum will struggle those first few months,” Watson said. “They’re not alone with how they’re feeling and it’s quite

normal to feel overwhelmed.” Montroy and Watson’s course is the first of its kind to be offered at the Saanich Commonwealth Place and plays into the centre’s larger goals of contributing to mother and babe well-being. “We have an overall health and wellness strategy. We see a tie-in between mental, social and physical health and one of the things that (Montroy) promotes is exercise,” said Adam Richards, recreation programmer at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Commonwealth is the only centre to offer child minding, while at Gordon Head Recreation Centre, a new program, Babes in the Weight Room, allows parents to bring strollers right into the gym with them while

they workout. Commonwealth also offers Baby Waterfit, a class designed for parents and their children aged 6 to 18 months. Saanich Recreation, as a municipal service, is trying to meet the needs of an entire community, whether it’s the needs of older adults, people with special needs or new parents, Richard added, noting a definite intention to provide for mothers who are staying at home and those who had young babes in recent years. The postpartum depression workshop costs $15 and runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 19. Registration for all courses mentioned are available online at recreation.saanich.ca/reconline. nnorth@saanichnews.com

Depression isn’t any more common during the postpartum period than it is at any other time – about seven per cent of pregnant women will suffer from postpartum depression, whereas the occurrence of anxiety disorders in pregnant women is much greater at about 20 to 25 per cent, according to Nichole Fairbrother, professor with the Island Medical Program and director of the MotherInfant Wellness Lab at B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre in Vancouver. If not treated, however, women who have anxiety are prone to developing depression as a result. “Because we’re so used to thinking about things in terms of depression, it’s what people focus on, then the fact that the person started out with an anxiety disorder gets ignored and they don’t get treatment for it,” Fairbrother said, adding that anxiety is easier to treat than depression. Fairbrother’s research also covers postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder, characterized by a mother’s unwanted thoughts of harm happening to her baby, either in the form of accidents happening to her baby or unwanted thoughts of hurting her baby herself. “Everybody gets quite worked up about (postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder) and people get worried that they may be at risk of harming their child. We’ve found everybody has some thoughts of ‘what if something bad happens to my baby.’” Half of the women within Fairbrother’s latest research sample of about 350 mothers reported unwanted thoughts of purposely harming their babies.

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‘Young people are frustrated because they care’: Trudeau UVic Liberals host MP Justin Trudeau for Q&A session Erin McCracken News staff

Papineau, Quebec MP Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions Tuesday about whether he would one day be interested in leading the Liberal Party, preferring instead to implore young people to vote and make a difference. “I only get to be a politician or eventually perhaps a good leader if I’m also making sure I’m a good dad because that makes me a better person,” the son of former prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau told more than 100 peo-

ple, from students to seniors, who gathered inside the University of Victoria’s Student Union Building for the event organized by UVic’s Young Liberals. He also spent part of his daylong visit to the area with family, including his maternal grandmother who lives in Royal Oak. The federal Liberals, who he acknowledged were “thoroughly drubbed” in last year’s federal election, won’t take a hard look at party leadership until this fall. “For the past 10 years we’ve been so focussed on who gets to drive the car that we weren’t paying attention to the fact that the car was heading over the edge of the cliff,” Trudeau said. Many young people in the audience expressed frustration, as well as curiosity, on several fronts: the

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Conservative government’s mandate, the robocall scandal, attack ads, electoral reform, proportional representation and elected senates, among other topics. Still, the dialogue often circled back to the importance of young adults casting ballots. Thirty-five per cent of young people aged 18 to 25 voted in the last federal election, Trudeau said. “I love that you’re willing to camp out in a town square. I love that you’re willing to sign a petition,” the Liberal Party critic for Youth, Citizenship and Immigration said. “For Christ’s sake, vote.” Making it easier to vote is crucial, but online voting is not the answer, said Trudeau. “I think it’s something you have to take seriously, and if you can roll off your couch in your sagging tighty-whiteys and type a couple of (computer) keys and vote, bleary-eyed on a Saturday morning then you know what? You’re taking

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Teachers plan next move in attempt to repeal back-to-work legislation Province votes to pass Bill 22 Natalie North News staff

While the B.C. Liberals prepared to legislate teachers into a contract this week, educators across the province were making alternate plans. Though Susan Lambert, president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, wouldn’t tell the News what the next course of action will be, she says the group of 41,000 teachers will explore every possible avenue available to them to reverse Bill 22. That will happen during the BCTF’s annual general meeting this weekend (March 17-22). “This legislation will be bad for everyone,” Lambert said. “It’s the worst-case scenario, and we will be resisting it as strongly as we can.” The Education Improvement Act – or Bill 22 – comes nearly one year after contract negotiations between teachers and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association began. While talks centred around class size and composition, as well as teacher prep time, the two sides were ultimately

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Murdock says the direction Saanich is going, both in terms of food security and emergency preparedness, will help achieve the goals. “I think, in part, some of the things we’re putting in place right now, and some of the things we’ve already done, are a step in the right direction,” he said. Both the strategic plan and citizen survey are considered guiding documents – they provide direction to staff on short- and long-term goals and indicate residents’ priorities, Hvozdanski said. The citizen survey, conducted in January, found

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“It’s unfortunate that spring break occurred right as this issue was breaking down,” Fehr said. “If there seems to be a dying off or waning in the engagement, I can tell you, it’s probably because we’re exhausted. We feel like we’re under attack.” NDP house leader John Horgan said earlier in the week the government should consider his proposal to delay the legislation and seek an independent mediator

appointed by the Labour Relations Board. Lambert says the Education Improvement Act is characterized by at least four different negative aspects. The bill curtails bargaining rights and imposes a “skewed, mockmediation” process; ignores a Supreme Court ruling on class size and composition; removes any obligation for government to adequately fund the system; and proposes a $30-million learning improvement fund – $137 million less than would be required to compensate for

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EDITORIAL

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Penny Sakamoto Group Publisher Kevin Laird Editorial Director Jim Zeeben Editor Oliver Sommer Advertising Director

The Saanich News is published by Black Press Ltd. | 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 | Phone: 250-920-2090 • Fax: 250-386-2624 • Web: www.saanichnews.com

OUR VIEW

Labour spring of discontent Much like the windstorms that have battered the Capital Region this week, a storm is brewing for the provincial government. As the B.C. Liberals moved to quash the teachers’ strike by passing Bill 22, amid scattered calls by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to work bell-to-bell only, other unions are lining up to take their shot at the government in the days before their contracts expire. The B.C. Nurses’ Union and a majority of workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union – totalling more than 50,000 individuals – have deals that end March 31. The nurses want 2,000 more nurses hired in the province to ease workload issues they say are threatening public safety. The lack of investment by government in their workplaces, they say, is leading to professional burnout. The BCGEU wants pay increases after almost three years without. As with the teachers’ dispute – which became more about working conditions than pay increases when the BCTF recognized ‘net zero’ meant ‘net zero’ – the struggles to create “fair” agreements are ongoing as the province moves through a difficult economic time. Of course, everyone’s definition of fair is a little different. The current government, starting in its earliest days in power, slashed programs and funding in its efforts to balance the province’s books. It has restored a certain level of funding to areas cut, but slammed the door on labour spending when the global economic downturn hit. Now, with the economy still limping along, the government must consider if it is more palatable to endure an increasingly disgruntled work force while keeping the province’s finances from spiralling out of control, or throw unions a financial bone – in the form of modest wage or benefit increases, smaller class sizes or the hiring of additional staff to ease workloads. How long do we cling to the concept of shortterm pain for long-term gain? That is the biggest question the provincial government must answer as it wades deep into this spring of discontent. 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.

No one should have to go hungry The other day I was invited to living even on social assistance or the local food bank in Sooke to see employment insurance. how much food was collected, after But it isn’t enough – thus the a short call-out in the need for food banks. newspaper for donations. Food banks are The pile of nonshameful. In this resourceperishable food was rich country we live in, no astounding – evidence of one should have to resort the generosity of people. to using a food bank to In small communities, the feed themselves. When people who need help you see folks drinking $5 are very visible and we coffees and averting their cross paths with them eyes from the homeless frequently. and destitute, something Sooke is no different is sadly out of whack. Pirjo Raits than any other small When people’s Hard Pressed town on the Island or conversation turns to across the country for the inane: reality shows that matter. There are poor people that are so far from reality that it is who live here. Poor – not less laughable, over-paid sports figures, fortunate, under-privileged or low stars dancing with each other, or income – just plain down-and-out even home-decorating shows, it poor. becomes evident our society is in While some may be poor because trouble. they don’t or can’t work, many It’s like a mass opiate. Fill others are poor because they are people’s heads with nonsense and under-educated and can’t find those they won’t know or care about illusive jobs out there that pay a what is really going on. We have decent living wage. It’s not entirely come to a point where we have their fault. They have failed in some accepted food banks as being way to find that lucky break or normal. When people are lining up lucky attitude that sends them on to get something to eat, this signals their way to the top of the pile. dysfunction. We are luckier here than people Food banks have been around for in the U.S., because we have a a long time, in times of economic reasonable social safety net. We health as well as downturns in the can get health care without going economy. If they were only around bankrupt and we can eke out a when things are a “bit slow,” it

would be one thing, but food banks are also there in times of affluence. We need a little more compassion – charity does begin at home. There are so many ways one can help and it is not just about money, although that helps a lot. Amazing volunteers give their time and expertise, donations come from you and me, thereby letting the government off the hook. Sure there are people who abuse the system, whether it is cheating a food bank or the government, but most people who come with hat in hand are hungry, or their kids are hungry. Until there is a will to fix the bigger societal problems, food banks will be necessary. No one should be going hungry. One volunteer at the Sooke Food Bank said they receive absolutely no government money of any kind to operate. Legislators who make funding decisions should spend some time volunteering at a food bank. Maybe then it would warm their hearts, open the collective wallet, and provide more for those who honestly need it. Oh, and add to the list the overburdened and under-funded/nonfunded crisis centres. You get the picture. Pirjo Raits is editor of the Sooke News Mirror. editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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LETTERS Bad drivers abound in region Despite tougher requirements to get a driver’s licence, bad drivers are becoming more prevalent. Everyone knows what the road signs mean, they just don’t think the rules apply to them. It is all a question of attitude and exams do not change one’s attitude toward rules or other people’s well being. Thus, the incidents of speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of lanes, not signalling, texting, eating and reading while driving plus a host of other distracting activities are making driving a miserable chore for those of us who are really trying to stay safe. I would say smarten up and lose the attitude, people. Brian Shepherd Sidney

It is time we dealt with this problem. I am very concerned about the rights of the farmers to grow their crops and make a living without being eaten off the land by these animals. Lucille Ross Saanich

Animal rights should be considered in B.C., Canada Where are the protests? We should be screaming with a loud cry to stop shooting our polar bears in North Bay, to please foreign buyers. I thought we were trying to save them. Provincially, Premier Christy Clark has done nothing to stop logging that will wipe out the last few white spotted owls in North America. She caters only to those people she hopes will put her back in office. I think this government has sat on its hands long enough. We need people who will care more about keeping green in this province we live in and save these creatures that keep our environment balanced. Eileen Nattrass Saanichton

Take action on deer and help farmers thrive Re: Loudest voices get media’s attention (Letters, March 7) N.R. Spogliarich is correct in some aspects, but you are being a little tiresome, repetitious and much too loud concerning the deer cull.

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Wooden, you know Chad Kennedy of Westco Construction straps together wooden framing before it’s lifted by crane to workmen atop the Skyline Condominiums, under construction on Esquimalt Road. The condos will be ready for occupancy in about eight months. The structure will be the first six-storey wooden building on Vancouver Island.

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B.C. Place naming rights Blue Boat service works on many levels Re: CFB Esquimalt commuters worry about joining Colwood Crawl (vicnews.com, March 13) The decision to cut the Blue Boat service is beyond idiotic, especially a service that transports staff to the job site and cuts down on motor vehicle emissions, not to mention reducing vehicle congestion. A reduced schedule makes more sense. Military leaders are facing budget challenges backed by minimal strategic guidance, including shrinking resources and fiscal management that often fails to meet basic readiness standards. Our political leaders ought to use the defence budget axe first on senior officers who clearly can’t truly grasp the consequences of their decisions. William Perry Victoria

Naming rights could lighten up government With all the recent kerfuffle about naming rights for B.C. Place, I can’t understand why the provincial government has missed out on the most lucrative opportunity of all: naming rights for the legislative buildings. How about the Molson’s B.C. Legislature or Labatt’s Parliament Building? Undoubtedly, additional income could also be obtained by turning the rotunda area into a huge bar and by requiring all MLAs to wear T-shirts and caps with appropriate

beer company logos. I think this could be done while still maintaining proper dignity and decorum. For example, the MLAs would obviously be expected to pry off their caps for opening prayers and all special occasions. Gordon Pollard Victori

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SOCCER IN SAANICH

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A photo essay by Sharon Tiffin

TYNDALL PARK, MARCH 10 As part of the Saanich News’ ongoing soccer series, our latest feature introduces the new kids in town, the Saanich Fusion Football Club, the its heritage dates back to the 1950s. The 2011-12 soccer season is the first for the Fusion, a merger between the Cordova Bay Soccer Club (formed in 1968) and the Gordon Head Soccer Association (formed in 1956). Fusion calls Tyndall Park, Lochside Park and Lambrick Park home. “It has been an incredibly busy year for the Saanich Fusion, both on and off the field,” said Drew Smyth, one of the club’s board of directors. And it gets much busier as April approaches. The new club is celebrating its first complete season with three events – the Mini’s Jamboree, held last weekend at Tyndall Park, as well as the 26th annual World Cups Festival Easter Weekend, April 6 to 8 at Lochside Park (Cordova Bay Road at Lochside Drive), and the 34th annual Youth Jamboree, April 27 to 29 at Tyndall Park (San Juan Avenue at Tyndall Avenue). The season has been a successful one for the club, with Fusion teams lifting 15 league and cup trophies so far. The combined club is 1,700 players strong, with 40 minis teams (under-5 to U11), 36 youth teams (U12-U18) and 23 adult teams – all proudly wearing the club’s new colours of navy and white.

Eight-year-old Robert Hallsor and seven-year-old Quinn Levinson jockey for the position.

Tristan Rosenblood, 7, Kai Kelly, 6, and Jakob Snider, 6, celebrate the winning goal.

Six-year-old Marcus Thompson keeps his eyes on the ball as he moves it downfield at Tyndall Park. Six-year-old Gemma Duma, left, and eight-year-old Annalise Branter battle to keep the ball.

Seven-year-old Luci Cordle concentrates on her crafty footwork.

A very excited team share a group hug with their coach Rian Kelly after winning their game.

Seven-year-old Julie Boraston, left, races to a loose ball in front of eight-yearold Brooklyn Restell.


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Police champion fugitive return program Erin McCracken News staff

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

being co-ordinated by the RCMP. It will be up to the federal agency’s major crimes section to prioritize which fugitives are returned first, such as prolific and high-risk offenders. “There is a void for sort of the low-end chronic offenders who have multiple warrants in multiple jurisdictions,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen, “but you, as a Crown prosecutor, wouldn’t go to the expense to bring them from one province to the next.” The new provincial money represents a boost for B.C. police agencies, especially smaller departments with tight budgets. “(Returning fugitives) can be very expensive, depending on where they are from,” Oak Bay Police Chief Const. Mark Fisher said. He added the expense includes travel costs for officers and the prisoners they are escorting. Under B.C.’s Fugitive Return Program, B.C. sheriffs will escort fugitives. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Mayoral talk to focus on policing, justice issues The Capital Region’s mayors will put policing under the microscope at a special roundtable discussion hosted by Oak Bay. Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen had hoped to host the inaugural meeting at the end of January, but there are still several questions that need answers.

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Keeping active despite spinal cord injury Toby Gorman Black Press

A snap decision on a warm August day in 1998 changed Cory Parsons’s life forever. During a stroll along Lake Okanagan with his girlfriend, the Nanaimo resident found himself keen to cool off – and show off. He spotted what looked like a deep swimming hole and without hesitation, dove in head first. It was the last time his legs would ever propel him. The area he chose to dive into was shallow and strewn with rocks and the impact broke his neck. “My first thought was, ‘I’m going to die,’ I was going to drown,” recalled Parsons, now 37. “I couldn’t move.” Two days of surgery were followed by four days of traction and three months of complete immobility, giving him time to come to grips with the fact he was paralyzed from the chest down. While in hospital, Parsons was visited by a representative of the B.C. Paraplegic Association. Together, they talked about Parsons’s new future, his goals,

his fears and the details that emerge when a person transitions from being able-bodied to being a paraplegic. The association helped him send out applications for funding, meet his emotional needs, arrange crisis counselling, selected the models of wheelchairs that would best suit his needs, and recommend renovations to his residence. “BCPA has been there since Day 1, and they’ve been in the background ever since helping me,” said Parsons. And that support remains today. He will be the guest of honour at the association’s Spring Equinox fundraiser on March 31 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Despite being paralyzed, Parsons has the same energy he previously put into pursuits like rock climbing, scuba diving, hand gliding and motorcycles. Today, he continues to work as a consultant for accessibility and personal relations, an ambassador for CanAssist at the University of Victoria, gives motivational presentations, works part-time at a

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It may be raining outside but on a Tuesday afternoon it’s cozy inside Windsor Pavilion. About 20 members of the Victoria Sketch Club, ranging in age from their early 50s to mid 90s, are setting up tools and easels for an afternoon of still life painting. “We’re called a sketch club but really it’s all about painting,” 20-year member Christine Gollner says about the 103-year-old club. Emily Carr belonged, as did Jack Shadbolt, to the club that meets once a week to paint. Gollner travels from Cobble Hill to take part. Members meet at the pavilion in the winter and at open areas around the region in the summer. This month the club hosts its annual show and sale at Glenlyon Norfolk School’s junior campus gymnasium on Beach Drive. Gollner, lead organizer, expects about

1,500 people will attend the weeklong show that opens March 20. “There isn’t a theme but it is West Coast because that’s where we are,” Gollner says of paintings’ subject matter. Although some of the artists such as Sophia Morrison and Ann Nohales Kezes produce abstracts, most of the 150 watercolour, acrylic, and oil paintings at the show this year will be landscapes, Gollner says. There will even be a few sketches. Oak Bay councillor Tara Ney attended the show last year and hopes to this year, also. “It’s a terrific venue to mingle with the local art crowd,” she says. “The place is always abuzz with energy and inspiration, and guaranteed fun. There’s a reasonably-priced treasure to be found at every show.” For three years, member Verna Linney has coordinated the daylong hanging of the paintings that precedes the opening. Glenlyon lends the gym to the group during the school’s spring break. As artists start to arrive at 9 a.m. paintings are checked for loose frames or wires by one team of volunteers before being handed

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Verna Linney works on an abstract painting at the Windsor Park Pavillion during a Victoria Sketch Club meeting. to another team of a dozen who work to group paintings large and small on walls, display boards and on the gym stage.

Although some artists lobby to have their paintings grouped together, Linney believes it’s more effective to have work spread

through the exhibition. She does make concessions though. “If you’re over 90 you do get to group your paintings together.” Some of the artists, like Peter Dowgailenko are new to painting, but others like Gollner studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Darlene Young exhibits at the Inner Harbour Causeway in the summer as well as Coast Collective gallery at Esquimalt Lagoon, but enjoys being with “the encouraging and mentoring” artists of the club and also appreciates the club’s longevity. “A lot of art clubs come and go but the Victoria Sketch Club remains.” Admission is free to the Victoria Sketch Club’s 103rd annual art show and sale at Glenlyon Norfolk School, 1701 Beach Drive, that runs Tuesday March 20 through Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closing at 4 p.m. on Sunday). Two members have donated paintings as door prizes. There will be an opening night reception with artists in attendance on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. vmoreau@oakbaynews.com

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Call it a talent show writ large. This Saturday, 160 students from UWC Pearson College strut their stuff on stage at the Royal Theatre. “Most of the pieces this year are things I have never seen before,” says college director David Hawley, “including a Hungarian dance, some dances from the South African townships and something creative about ping pong.” Students aged 16 to 19 from 90 countries attend the international college in Metchosin. Choreography, performing, sound, and lighting are all organized by the students. Few of the students have ever been on stage before, yet Rutendo Chabikwa, 17, a first-year student from Zimbabwe says she’s not nervous, saying it’s a chance for her to share her why she is proud to be African. “I will forget about the number of people present, internalize the piece, and send the message I am supposed to send to the audience.” Chabikwa has choreographed two dances, both in which she will be performing. She has also put together a spoken word segment. Pearson College students have been staging the annual show, One

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A scene from last year’s One World, by Pearson College. World, since the school was founded in 1974. Proceeds from the show go toward supporting the school’s scholarship program. As well as music, dance, small plays and spoken word performances there will be the school’s signature number when all the students gather on stage to sing together as the One Hundred Voices Choir. Tickets for 2 p.m or 8 p.m. One World performances – $23 adults, $18 seniors/students, $15 under 12 – are available at McPherson and Royal Theatre box office outlets or by calling 250-386-6121. vmoreau@oakbaynews.com

He may not be Irish, but Scottish folk singer Jim Brannigan embraces the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The songwriter is back for another March 17 party at O’Bean’s, 1609 Fort St. The celebration, which includes traditional Irish meals, starts at 7 p.m. and reservations are recommended, call 250598-8963.

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St. Mikes down GNS in opener High school rugby season Travis Paterson News staff

It was a one-sided affair Tuesday as St. Michaels University School trampled Glenlyon Norfolk School in the first-ever rugby match between the two private schools. The game, played at Windsor Park in Oak Bay, was the first of the high school rugby league season for the two teams. As expected, the first 60 minutes were a clinic for St. Mikes, with powerful No. 8 Jeff Nishima-Miller and centre Joe Erlic each scoring multiple tries and running the score up to 40 points to GNS’ 8. There will be some more growing pains for GNS, said coach Winston Stanley, as the young rugby program has joined Tier 1 of the South Island’s two-tiered school league this season. It’s a mighty jump into the same pool as AAA teams St. Mikes, Oak Bay, Reynolds and Claremont, despite GNS having won the Colonel Hodgkins Cup as the best A/AA rugby school in town the past two years. “For Glenlyon, it’s a big step, mentally, to play (St. Michaels). They’re the big bad private school team in Victoria, known for rugby, always have been. There’s a mental block there and I give the (GNS) boys credit,” Stanley said.

With injuries and other commitments, GNS brought just one spare to the pitch. GNS came on in the last 15 minutes, however, and showed it can compete at a high level of rugby play, if only for a brief spell. GNS surrendered just one try in that final segment, a quick turnover and down-field scramble to Erlic. But GNS met that try with one of their own by prop MacBryan Bos, GNS’ only one of the game. The win was a launching point for St. Mikes, who leave for a five-game, two-week tour of Argentina and Uruguay this weekend. “For us, this is an exciting way to start the season and get a league win before we go to Argentina,” Nishima-Miller said. The 18-year-old was on the B.C. team that won the Las Vegas International High School 7s tournament in February with GNS’ fly half Fergus Hall, and coach Stanley. “For such a small school with only so many guys to choose from, GNS put out a pretty solid team. You could see in the last 20 minutes they were getting better.” Hall agreed, and enjoyed competing against the better-prepared St. Mikes side. “St. Mikes’ best players got some steals and ran hard. We’ll improve. We have another tough game against Oak Bay after spring break,” Hall said. GNS hosts Oak Bay on April 3. sports@vicnews.com

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Jeff Nishima-Miller of St. Michaels University School plunges for the goal between Isaac Attree, left, and Fergus Hall of Glenlyon Norfolk School during the high school rugby game at Windsor Park on Tuesday (March 13). SMUS won 40-8, as GNS is taking their lumps in the district’s top tier of school rugby.

Midget provincials could be last for Saanich coach Braves host midget hockey provincials next week Travis Paterson News staff

Rob Maguire’s spent the coldest months of the last 19 years in even colder ice arenas, and the minor hockey coach could use a warm vacation. This week Maguire has a chance to go out on top, as his Saanich Braves host the Tier 2 midget boys’ hockey provincials beginning Sunday (March 18) at Pearkes arena. “The expectation is that this will be the swan song,” Maguire said. For nearly two decades, his coaching duties have required him to be available from August through March. He also co-founded the Island selects program, which runs from March to June. “I’m looking forward to some fishing time, and maybe a warm-weather holiday in the middle of winter,” Maguire said about his retirement plans.

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Once upon a time, the Victoriatogether through the years.” based lawyer was a junior player in Maguire likes his team’s chances Ontario, where he had a stint with at the weekend provincials, having the Peterborough Petes alongside made the semifinals at the recent ■ Sunday: 1:30 p.m. a young Steve Yzerman. Island championships. Aldergrove Bruins vs. His coaching career started back “We have a legitimate chance Saanich Braves; 8 p.m. then too, when he coached 15- and to win it. Powell River are the Braves vs. Cranbrook 16-year-old midget players as a Island champs, but the way things Ice. 17-year-old. worked out we have yet to play ■ Tuesday: 8 a.m. Later, when he settled in Victothem this year,” he said. Braves vs. Rosslandria, Maguire volunteered with Big Assistants Adam Black and Trail Smoke Eaters. Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Thomas Service join Maguire and ■ Wednesday: 8 a.m. His “little brother” played hockey, Crowder on the bench. Third place game which brought Maguire back onto Coming for the provincials are 11 a.m. First place the bench, and led him to coachthe Aldergrove Bruins, Cranbrook game. ing minor teams in the Victoria, Ice, Langley Eagles, Penticton Racquet Club, and Saanich assoVees, Powell River Kings, Prince ciations, as well as with the junior George Cougars and RosslandB Saanich Braves. Trail Smoke Eaters. In Jr. B, Maguire assisted head coach Dick The Braves play a double-header Sunday against Crowder, who’s also a good friend. the Bruins at 1:30 p.m. and Cranbrook Ice at 8 p.m. “Crowder will be on the bench with me this week- For more info visit midgetaachampionships.com end, which is pretty special because we’ve worked sports@vicnews.com

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Coaches can harp on the same instructions all season long, but players won’t always do what’s asked of them until it’s absolutely needed. In the gold medal game of the Junior Girls Provincial Basketball Championships in Langley on Saturday (March 10), the Oak Bay Breakers junior girls basketball team finally proved they knew what needed to be done. The Breakers defeated the South Kamloops Titans 47-41 to win the provincial title. It showed they’d been listening to what coach Brandon Ellis had been barking since Day 1. “The girls finally did everything we had worked on all year – back screens, boxing-out, offensive execution and amazing defence,� he said. The key was getting through the semifinals, added Ellis, something the Bays couldn’t do last year. “For any junior players, (the final four) is nerve-wracking.� The result was an extremely low-scoring semifinal win, 34-33

over the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints. It was the opposite of 2011, when the Breakers missed the final by one point. “There wasn’t a lot of offense going on (this year),� Ellis said. “We just kept telling the players defence will win the game, and to stick with it.�

“She controlled the pressure in the final and is the general wheel for us on the floor,� Ellis said. Grade 10s Chloe Campbell and Marisa Harrington were named to the tournament’s first and second all-star teams, respectively.

“The girls finally did everything we had worked on all year – back screens, boxing-out, offensive execution and amazing defence.

The Lambrick Lions girls team came within one win of adding a AA girls provincial basketball title to the school’s winnings this year. Tyger Holt, who was a key part of Lambrick’s AA girls B.C. volleyball championship earlier this year, scored 30 points in the 67-61 loss to the Brittania Bruins in the AA final in Kamloops on Sunday. The Lions finished second, and Holt, Chelsea Strandlund and Mackenzie Smith were all named tournament all-stars. St. Michaels University School’s girls finished ninth, having won three straight after losing the opener. In the girls’ AAA provincials, the Oak Bay Breakers lost to the Argyle Pipes on Day 1 and ended up 11th overall. The Claremont Spartans beat the Gleneagle Talons on Day 1 but lost to the York House Tigers on Day 2, and finished seventh. sports@vicnews.com

– Coach Brandon Ellis Oak Bay’s scoring leaders in the semifinal were Danielle Cavelti and Madelyn Brunt, with seven points each. Chloe Campbell was clutch with 12 rebounds. Tournament MVP Morgan Roskelley scored 16 points and picked up five rebounds against South Kamloops in the final. The Grade 9 point guard played a huge role in the Breakers’ second-consecutive Island title this year, and she’ll be considered in the selection process for next season’s senior squad, despite having another year of junior eligibility.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER LION’S COVE condo: 55+, beautiful 2 bdrm, 2 bath. $224,500. Todd 250-478-4844

BOOK OF Medicine, UBC graduation class of 1985. $99. (778)440-5771.

HOMES WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES

FOSSIL MENS watch 400 Day clock $39. Call (250)508-9008.

$60.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

POOL TABLE (4’ x 8’), great condition, $99. 250-544-4933.

ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ďŹ r, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

PERSONALS

FOUND: ON March 7th, key on moose keychain at Lambrick Park. Call (250)721-0497 LOST: CARVED Dolphin necklace, downtown Sidney area, 3:30 PM (very sentimental). Call 250-539-5785. LOST. PEARL Necklace, possibly Langham Court Theatre area. Reward. Sentimental value. Pls call (250)598-9348. LOST: WIRE basket from walker, possibly left at Oak Bay Library parking lot. Please call (250)595-3476.

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A CAREER IN PROFESSIONAL SALES Are you motivated to succeed? Would you like control of your destiny? Have you been thinking of a career change? Do you have a proven track record?

Call 1-877-216-4334

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca LOOKING FOR Avon Reps. Be your own boss. Earn extra money, work from home. Call 250-386-0070 to learn more. WATKINS NATURAL Products Buy or Home Business Opportunity. (250)217-8480.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

HOME CARE/SUPPORT RESIDENTIAL MANAGER Vancouver Island Community Connections Inc has an opening for a manager with previous management training & experience. Knowledge of the Community Living ďŹ eld and CARF accreditation process an asset. Candidate will need strong leadership skills and experience working with people with learning difďŹ culties and behaviours that challenge. Candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong computer skills. Duties include leading and supervising staff; this position also requires the manager to participate in an average of three residential shifts per week. Ability to plan, organize, control and evaluate the delivery of care and all aspects of daily household management. Requires valid class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle, driver’s abstract, clear TB test, criminal record check, OFA level 1 First Aid, Food Safe and non-violent crisis intervention training. Wage to be determined; full-time includes oncall and weekends. Fax: 250338-7134 or Email: vanislcc@yahoo.ca Attention: Carol Gjesdal PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

The Canadian Red Cross is seeking an Associate and a Manager for the their Health Equipment Loan program in BC. For details please go to www.redcross.ca How You Can Help, Careers, Canadian Opportunities.

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

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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

Capriet Rental 1.250.381.5048

SACRIFICE. $800. for $1100. Standard Furniture, 6-Mile or Modern credit. (250)721-9798 Wall bed - Q/S -unďŹ nished oak with custom covered mattresses. $900: (250)385-4112 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? MASON BEES NOW IN. 5 females/5 males $20 The Victorian Bird House, 2428 Beacon. 250.656.5064

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

REAL ESTATE

COTTAGES

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WANTED: CLEAN fridge’s, upright freezers, 24� stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.

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 NIGHT tables, $20/each. 7 drawer desk, $40. White, excellent cond. 250-383-7335.

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FURNITURE

2 BENJAMIN Chee Chee paintings “friends & learning.� $35 ea. Call 250-721-2386.

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Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

HELP WANTED An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters. Guaranteed $11/ hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, plus benďŹ ts, plus paid birthday, plus annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250-360-1923 today for an interview.

APARTMENT/CONDO

FRIENDLY FRANK BLACK DECKER electric tea kettle. New. $20. Call 250380-9596.

LOOKING FOR witnesses to accident on Cedar Hill and Stamboul on Mar. 2nd, 3pm. (250)479-5814, (250)216-5032

LOST AND FOUND

RENTALS

SALES

FUEL/FIREWOOD

HOT GUYS! HOT CHAT! HOT FUN! Try Free! Call 250220-3334 or 800-777-8000. www.interactivemale.com

REAL ESTATE

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

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

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BATTERY CHARGER 12volt, brand new, $30. Call (250)721-0308.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

CALL: 250-727-8437

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

Jasmine Parsons

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

www.jasmineparsons.com One Percent Realty V.I.

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $875. (Immed). Incls H/W. 250-370-2226 to view. FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large Bach, $540/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing. ROCKLAND AREA Apt, lrg 1 bdrm, incls heat & H/W, $780 (Immed) 250-370-2226 to view

BUYING OR SELLING? ClassiďŹ ed ads are inexpensive and work hard!

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

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


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MAR. 17 @ 3385 Shelbourne St. 8:00 - 2:00. Furniture, tools, A/C Unit, E-Mower, 8 pc. patio set, 89 Ford P/U, lots of great deals.

SAANICH, #3-3958 Quadra St. (across from Lumberworld), Sat. March. 17, 9am5pm. Gala-Van Party Shop And Decor ‘N More Creations are having a garage sale with decor items and discontinued party supplies.

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RENTALS

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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

ROOM & BOARD

SUITES, LOWER

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email: trumanhmason@gmail.com

CENTRAL LOCATION: 3 bdrm newly reno’d 4 appls bus route NS/NP $1400 utils incld share laundry 250-480-0849

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

CORDOVA BAY- cozy 2 bdrm grd level, W/D, hydro incld, $920 mo. Appt (250)658-4760.

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.

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.

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.

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. $14,995 o.b.o. 250-466-4156

SMALL, NON-PROFIT, family style independent living seniors’ home. Rent of $1240 includes food, cable TV, WiFi, laundry, utilities. Phone 250595-5281. Check abbeyfieldstpeters.org

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

SUITES, LOWER COOK & EMPRESS- 1 bdrm bsmt suite, all utils incld. NS/NP. $650. (250)385-2312.

TILLICUM- 3 bdrms, 1 bath basement suite, big yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes hydro. Call (250)920-6282. TILLICUM/CAREY, bright 1bdrm. Full bath. Sep ent, close to amens, NS/NP. $730 incls hydro/electric/WD. Avail Apr. 1 250-294-4070, 250-588-5195.

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 (neg) all incl. View, priv deck, close to park, ocean, shops. N/S. Avail Apr. 1. 250656-1672 or 250-884-4159.

1-800-910-6402 AUTO SERVICES

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CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

250-885-1427 Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped! MOBILE AUTO MECHANIC 40$hr. CHRIS (250)589-7613. cslemin@gmail.com.

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.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

UTILITY TRAILERS UTILITY TRAILER (Pace America) 2009, 6’x10’, rear ramp door, trailer only $3900, with gardening equipment $5000. Call 250-658-1897.

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

TRUCKS & VANS

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

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

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TowPimp.com 250-588-7172

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HOME REPAIRS

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

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

TAX 250-477-4601

DRYWALL

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

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

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920.

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

DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897.

ELECTRICAL

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 ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING. Excellent refs & attention to detail. Keri (250)658-2520. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

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

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. 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. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

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

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

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

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

20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming, Soil/Mulch (2 cu yd), Hauling. 250-479-6495 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Spring cleanup, tree & hedge pruning. 23yrs exp. WCB.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com 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. LANDSCAPE & TREE Fruit/hedges/pruning. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465.

LEVEL GROUND LANDSCAPING

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-889-5794. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter Cleaning. Thorough Job at a Fair Price! Repairs, gutter guard, power/window washing, roof de-moss. Free no obligation estimates. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. 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.

HANDYPERSONS RENO MEN. Ref’s. BBB. Free Estimates. Call 250-8859487. Photos: renomen.biz 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.

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

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

FENCING

250-818-0587

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

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

NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502.

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

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

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. lalondejeff62@yahoo.ca

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

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

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

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

250-888-JUNK www.888junk.com 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.

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OPENHOUSES

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

2820 Wyndeatt, $399,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 15

pg. 6

304-539 Niagara St, $269,900

1216 Beach, $1,378,000

25-909 Admirals, $379,000

308-3260 Quadra St., $266,900

4744 Interurban

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Debbie Hargreaves 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 384-8124

Saturday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

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

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pg. 14

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

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

6-920 Caledonia Ave, $439,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

pg. 13

pg. 12

806-160 Wilson Rd

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

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

510-188 Douglas, $629,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bonnie Johnston 250 744-3301

pg. 15

pg. 11

pg. 14

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

pg. 6

1021 Craigdarroch, $739,000 pg. 6

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

pg. 17

pg. 6

1005-225 Belleville, $649,900 pg. 10

pg. 37

2941 Cedar Hill Rd, $499,900 pg. 11

1356 McNair Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Cynthia Weberg 250-686-5480

pg. 14

pg. 14

pg. 17

pg. 12

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

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

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000

pg. 8

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

Sunday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

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

pg. 14

308-4536 Viewmont, $299,900 pg. 37

pg. 19

pg. 19

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Richard Severs 250 216-3178

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301 pg. 15

pg. 12

Sunday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner 250 477-5353

pg. 6

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

pg. 14

16-477 Lampson, $249,900

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

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378 pg. 17

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

pg. 20

pg. 37

pg. 16

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

pg. 31

Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

303 Bessborough pg. 18

pg. 19

31 Kaleigh, $569,900 pg. 18

412 Nursery Hill, $749,900 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

3880 Synod, $499,900

pg. 34

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

pg. 16

pg. 20

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

pg. 6

1709 Fernwood Rd, $458,000

2120 Kings, $749,999

306-520 Foster, $230,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

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

pg. 18

pg. 6

4190 Kashtan, $519,900 pg. 16

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

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

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Jim Parsons 250-382-1816

pg. 21

pg. 20

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

pg. 12

8541 Bexley, $579,000 pg. 20

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

pg. 22

4354 Elnido, $649,000 pg. 6

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

7161 West Saanich, $269,900 Daily 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250 655-0608

1408 Ireland pg. 37

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

pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 28

7161 West Saanich, $269,900 Daily 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Don King 250 656-4626

1912 Woodley Rd., $1,149,500 pg. 19

pg. 11

5-2353 Harbour, $729,000 Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 33

203-9724 Fourth St., $669,000 9-3993 Columbine Way, $369,900

1190 Maplegrove, $679,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

pg. 33

301-2380 Brethour

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

205D-1115 Craigflower Rd, $459,900

9360 Village Way, $239,000

870 Falkirk Ave., $1,469,000 pg. 16

816 Hartford Green, $624,800

4173 Buckingham, $669,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney 250-384-8124

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

pg. 33

71-7701 Central Saanich Rd, $145,500

1600 Derby, $699,000

21-3958 Cedar Hill Rd, $279,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ted Tyrrell, 250-477-7291

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

pg. 40

10910 Inwood, $679,500

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

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

2018 Casa Marcia, $664,900

303-7143 West Saanich Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

pg. 19

4336 San Cristo Pl, $569,000

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

2287 Amherst, $359,900

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

5005 Cordova Bay, $849,000 pg. 19

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish 250-744-3301 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

973 Nicholson, $854,900

4017 Bow, $729,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd May Liu 250 477-7291

pg. 33

pg. 29

1530 Kenmore Rd, $629,000 pg. 39

pg. 23

3-2654 Lancelot Plc

pg. 18

590 Monterey, $719,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

pg. 37

356 Sparton, $639,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

4202-2829 Arbutus Rd, $779,000 pg. 8

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

21-7583 Central Saanich

102-3969 Shelbourne, $215,000

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

205-2125 Oak Bay, $346,500 Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

pg. 10

pg. 20

1701 Mamich Circle, $788,800

3380 Upper Terr, $1,925,000 Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

633 Jolly, $465,000

D-3972 Cedar Hill Cross, $459,900

pg. 17

580 Beach, $1,688,500 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 35

5-1696 Pear, $639,000

pg. 18

pg. 37

1-1020 Queens, $329,000

pg. 13

pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Bianca Rose 250-360-7599

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

pg. 17

5-675 Superior, $599,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley, 250-477-7291

pg. 19

3482 Bethune Ave., $469,500

1370 Craigflower, $429,000

2353 Windsor, $869,000

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

301-380 Waterfront, $569,625

315-205 Kimta Rd, $724,900

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

pg. 15

205-2095 Oak Bay, $199,900

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

202-1024 Rockland Ave

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge, 250-818-6146

pg. 39

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

pg. 20

570 O’Connell Pl, $469,900

4616 Ocean Park Pl., $999,900

1005 Karen, $509,000

205-1223 Johnson St, $315,000

305-1115 Rockland, $249,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

Saturday 12-2 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250 744-7136 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Susan Carley 250 477-7291

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

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

404-104 Dallas, $429,900

S805-737 Humboldt, $499,900 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ron Bahrey 250 477-7291

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

710 Linden Ave. Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 18

107D-1115 Craigflower

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

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

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

pg. 15

2073 Crescent Rd, $824,900

402-1000 Mcclure, $239,900

6-1405 Mallek, $454,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

pg. 14

404-1012 Collinson, $259,900 pg. 9

807-66 Songhees, $629,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

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

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

1366 Craigflower, $569,900

2-1020 Queens, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney 250-384-8124

1750 Tiffin, $559,900

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

pg. 12

934 Craigflower, $419,000

210-2757 Quadra St, $239,900 pg. 10

1250 Craigflower, $649,900

658 Grenville, $489,900

1446 Fairfield, $895,000 pg. 12

pg. 12

7-704 Rockheights, $565,900

302-2100 Granite, $339,000

2205 Victor, $419,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gordon Tews 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033

1020 Richardson

Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000

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

2725 Cadboro Bay, $649,000

625 Cornwall, $591,900 pg. 6

pg. 12

2213 Windsor, $869,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Gordon Lee 250-385-2033

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

3393 Henderson, $659,000

3108 Mars St, $558,000 pg. 37

pg. 15

101-1807 Oak Bay Ave

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

Mar. 15-22 edition of

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

305-649 Bay, $242,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

403-1204 Fairfield Rd, $496,000

309-1012 Collinson St, $299,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

Published Every Thursday

110-1035 Sutlej, $299,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey, 250-592-4422

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pg. 20

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

409-4536 Viewmont, $299,900

9252 West Saanich, $595,000

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

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

pg. 21

pg. 21

pg. 33


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This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday

OPENHOUSES

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Mar.15-22 edition of

2066 Leal, $629,000

620 Lomax, $1,275,000

3352 Mary Anne Cres, $414,900

5114 Sandgate, $599,900

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Bruce Warburton 250-893-0117

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

Saturday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 3

3130 Westridge Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

9378 Bitterroot Pl., $199,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

pg. 25

6-2500 Florence Lake, $125,000 pg. 23

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko,250-474-6003

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

108-7583 Central Saanich Rd, $176,300 Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Joseph Martin, 250-474-4176

44-2587 Selwyn Rd, $74,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Colin Lagadyn, 250-474-4800

995 Haslam, $325,000 pg. 24

pg. 21

pg. 26

2277 Bradford, $420,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 37

pg. 33

4-10072 Third St., $559,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen 250-477-7291

pg. 5

970 Birch, $550,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judith Gerrett 250-656-0131

pg. 23

957 Verdier, $534,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

1875 Rye, $467,900 Sunday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

pg. 29

pg. 23

pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

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

pg. 23

5139 William Head, $469,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

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

pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kerstin Sykes, 250-589-1310

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

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

pg. 24

2735 Cornerstone Trc pg. 34

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko,250-474-6003

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-5333

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

pg. 29

pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Binab 250-744-3301

pg. 25

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

302 Cotlow Rd

pg. 25

Sunday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Don Burnham 250 516-1510

pg. 5

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

1273 Goldstream, $447,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

6519 Steeple Chase Saturday 12-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-360-6683

pg. 23

1671 Elford, $479,900 pg. 25

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

pg. 8

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

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

901 Cavalcade, $424,900 pg. 25

VICTORIA DRAINS

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pg. 8

pg. 24

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

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pg. 26

304-611 Brookside, $198,000

123-945 Bear Mountain, $515,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000

1001 Wild Ridge Way

• Camera Pipe Inspections • Power Rooter Drain Cleaning • Perimeter Drain Replacement • Electronic Pipe Locating • Trenchless Pipe Replacement

pg. 24

935 Gade

1622 Millstream, $799,900

March 23, 24 & 25th 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Pat Guiney 250 391-6400

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

pg. 35

pg. 29

3334 Myles Mansell Rd., $409,000

2850 Aldwynd

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

2433 Prospector Way, $649,000 pg. 37

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-5333

2390 Echo Valley, $684,900

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

749 Treanor Ave, $534,900 pg. 26

pg. 25

2683 Azalea Ln., $350,000

5133 William Head Rd, $589,000 pg. 26

202-3226 Jacklin Rd., $329,500

965 Cavalcade pg. 23

pg. 11

pg. 34

108-608 Fairway, $369,900

1075 Costin, $485,000

593 Latoria, $285,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

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

pg. 26

205-80 Regatta Landing

3374 Joyce Plc., $459,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren 250-727-5448

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

309-3226 Jacklin Rd., $339,900

672 Redington

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

1616 Millstream, $799,900

5114 Sandgate, $599,900

2839 Acacia, $442,900 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 24

662 Goldstream Ave., $219,900

907 Dawn Lane, $565,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

pg. 24

2458 Prospector, $575,000

906-1400 Lynburne, $649,000

974 Wild Blossom, $574,900 Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

3319 Anchorage, $469,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willie, 250-479-3333

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Barbara Scott, 250-383-1500 pg. 10

pg. 26

2740 Sooke Rd, $349,900

557 Delora, $519,900

pg. 24

3323 Merlin, $469,900

Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683

pg. 26

pg. 22

1-2330 Harbour, $895,000

3689 Ridge Pond, $539,900

913 Bullen, $459,900

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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.

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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.

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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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Greater Victoria recaptures flower crown Don Descoteau News staff

Never mind that the counting method is rather unscientific. The fact residents around the Capital Region tallied more than two billion blossoms in the 2012 Victoria Flower Count gives tourism promoters their annual prespring ammunition to sell the area to potential visitors. “It allows us to talk about our weather before anyone else,” said Tourism Victoria executive member Helen Welch, who helped unveil the final tally Thursday at the Victoria Conference Centre. “It’s a selling feature, the fact we have a mild climate.” John Espley, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

board chair, got a little dig in himself at folks in colder climes. “We plant flowers in the winter,” he said. “Try to do that in Edmonton or Nova Scotia.” In the community challenge, the City of Victoria hung onto its crown, with city blossom counters identifying 731,226,432 in all. The regionwide total was far from the record of 21 billion counted in 2010, but was well ahead of the 260 million counted last year, during a chilly winter. The count began in 1976, as part of a chamber promotion called Victorian Days. In a related tourism stunt, fresh daffodils were sent to media outlets on the prairies and central Canada. editor@vicnews.com

Are You Aboriginal and in Need of Legal Aid? BC’S LEGAL AID provider has special services aimed at helping Aboriginal people and their families. t Have you been charged with a criminal offence? t Do you have child protection or family issues? t Do you have questions about the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, wills and estates, or Aboriginal hunting and fishing rights? t Do you want information about your Gladue rights and First Nations Court?

Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Rhododendrons at Beacon Hill Park in full bloom.

Dragons’ Den auditions held in Victoria this weekend Erin McCracken News staff

Erin Cebula, BC Children’s Hospital Spokesperson

Calling all entrepreneurs looking to make it big and needing a little or a lot of help from investors with deep pockets. The producers of popular CBC-TV show Dragons’ Den are holding auditions in Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point on Saturday (March 17), one of more than 40 stops on their cross-country tour. Last year’s day-long event there attracted a bevy of creative minds with practical and quirky ideas, from smart-home technology to naughty gingerbread creations.

“It’s exciting for the city” said Avril Matthews, the hotel’s director of marketing and sales. “It’s a favourite day here, because you never know what’s going to come in the doors.” At least one Victoria team of entrepreneurs who auditioned last year was invited to Toronto to pitch their product to Kevin O’Leary, Jim Treliving, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec and Bruce Croxon. Among successful Victoria applicants in past, the owners of Wannawafel made it onto the show and were offered a deal by the dragons. An average of more than 1.3 million

viewers watch the show every Wednesday night. “This year again, the panel of producers are looking for participants of all ages,” CBC said in a statement. Participants can also pitch energy innovations for a chance to become one of three finalists who will present their ideas in a special “Future Now” episode that airs June 3. The winner will receive $100,000 from Shell Canada. The auditions happen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Inn, 680 Montreal St. For details, visit www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/ auditions. emccracken@vicnews.com

Aboriginal people have unique legal rights, and help is available to understand and claim these rights. Advocates, legal representation, clinics, and advice are available to you both on and off reserve. For more information, see www.legalaid.bc.ca/ aboriginal.

1-866-577-2525 Legal aid in BC is provided by the Legal Services Society (LSS). LSS is committed to increasing awareness of Aboriginal legal rights and supporting the strengths of Aboriginal cultures and communities.

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