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Private ferries, buses eyed to replace Blue Boats Base can’t budge on cancelling service Erin McCracken News staff

ing an effort to build a permanent training facility. Davidson made the pitch to Langford’s protective services committee earlier this month — if the City provides or buys land, firefighters will fund and build the training stations. “Volunteers love to do projects in the community that give back. Providing a quality training centre will give back to the community in spades,” Davidson told the committee.

With the impending end of CFB Esquimalt’s Blue Boat ferry, base officials are exploring alternatives that could pick up where the service will leave off. Two Greater Victoria companies have approached the base about providing a private user-pay cross-harbour ferry that would carry military and civilian defence personnel between Colwood and Esquimalt. “They have to look at the numbers, the timings, the cost for them to run a vessel and to man the vessel. Basically, from a private enterprise perspective, it would all be about whether the service could generate a profit for them or not,” said navy Capt. Craig Baines, commander of CFB Esquimalt. The Blue Boat service saw a ridership of upwards of 400 people each day through the work week. That has dropped by 35 per cent since mid-January when one of two boats was taken out of service for maintenance. The base commander said he can’t budge on his decision to cancel the service due to declining numbers of civilian personnel, largely due to attrition, who work on auxiliary fleet vessels. Blue Boat operators are needed to operate base tugs and barges, for example, said Baines. “There is zero discretion.” Baines said. “Even stretching (the ferry service) to April 30 is having an impact on our folks because it’s difficult for them to take leave.”

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Lieut. Glenn Cooper watches on as Langford firefighter Jason Brady cuts through a car frame during Thursday night training at Station No. 2 on Happy Valley Road, next to a residential neighbourhood. After years of ad hock training sites around the city, Langford Fire Rescue is ramping up efforts to build a firefighter training facility, away from homes.

Firefighters hunt for a training base Edward Hill News staff

The shrill roar of metal against metal pierces the air as a Langford volunteer firefighter tears into a car with an air chisel. He jackhammers into the trunk, while a nearby colleague pries the jaws of life into a door hinge. The commander shouts instructions over the din of the generator and hum of hydraulic tools. Thursday night training has been a staple of Langford fire-

fighters since 1947, and in this case at Station No. 2 on Happy Valley Road, it is now in the midst of a residential neighbourhood. Tearing apart cars beside someone’s house isn’t ideal, fire officers admit. “We are about seven feet from the residence,” says assistant chief Scott Davidson. “That homeowner is great, but the generators are running, the hydraulics run for two hours. It can be disruptive noise pollution.” Indeed, Station No. 2 is a

noisy wrecking ground. Volunteers smash car windows, slice frames and learn to wrench doors open using leverage from a pulley and chains. “Learning how to open a car door that is smashed in, you’ve got to get the tools into your hands,” added assistant chief Geoff Spriggs. “But we want to be considerate of our neighbours. We need to do this without bothering people.” With noisy but necessary training rubbing up against growing neighbourhoods, Langford Fire Rescue is launch-

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Colwood developer to relocate heritage building Kyle Wells News staff

Altered plans for the Capital City Centre project in Colwood are resulting in rushed plans to move a local business and preserve a historically significant building. League Financial Partners is proposing to move a 1936 Tudorstyle building, which currently houses the CrossRoads Bar and Grill, from Colwood Corners to Royal Roads University. The building was built to replace the original 1879 Colwood Hotel, which burned down in 1895. Now, as excavation continues on the south end of the Capital City site, the developer is working with the university to have the building moved in its entirety. League cofounder Adam Gant said that the building is on the future location of the project’s sales centre and eventual entrance to the area from Gold-

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League Financial Partners is proposing to relocate a 1936 Tudorstyle building at Colwood Corners to Royal Roads University. stream Avenue. “We want to be supportive of the community,” Gant said. “We’ve put a lot of effort into trying to figure it out and find a good

solution that would work for all the parties involved.” Royal Roads is interested in the building for its proposed “Uplands Village” project, which

would see a series of four-storey student residences. The university is currently looking for partners in the project and is hoping to begin construction in April 2013. Royal Roads associate vice president of community relations Paul Corns said that the university is interested in the Tudor building, but how it would be used or where exactly it would go is undecided. The university needs to look into costs before making any commitment, he said. “We would look at our current capital projects list and the space need requirements of the university,” Corns said. “There are a number of things that would have to connect for us to make it a viable opportunity.” In the meantime, the building will be moved to an area on Jerome Road and placed on steel I-beams until it can be moved to a permanent location. CrossRoads owner Mike Spence said he had anticipated

having his business in its current location for another two years, but found out about a month ago plans had changed. League has been open and transparent throughout the process, he said, and is helping him to come up with a way to keep CrossRoads operating. “League’s been really, really good to us and supportive over the last couple of years,” Spence said. “They’re very communicative and trying to do everything they can to keep us on site.” With March 31 anticipated as the last day CrossRoads can be open in the building, Spence said he is trying to have a new location ready to go in early April, so that he can keep staff employed. CrossRoads has been operating in the building for the past six years and Spence said he hopes he can stay in the area. The sales centre for the estimated $1-billion project is expected to open this summer. news@goldstreamgazette.com

Low-budget election race for Langford mayoral seat Where Saanich’s mayoral race cost $60,000 and Colwood’s came in at about $13,600, Langford’s top seat didn’t cost a dime. Stew Young, now on his 20th year and seventh term as Langford’s mayor, didn’t accept any

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donations or spend any money on advertising or flyers, according to his election expenses report released this week. “I don’t accept donations, I’ve never taken any,” Young said. “I use the signs from 20 years ago.”

Expenses $1,516 Gordie Logan* Contributions: $3,350 Expenses: $2,875 Shari Lukens* Contributions: $17,142 Expenses: $14,037 Rob Martin* Contributions: $450; Expenses: $3,152 Duane MacNeill Contributions: $0 Expenses: $2,560 Richard McKay Contributions: $4,046 Expenses: $3,840 Ernie Robertson Contributions $1599 Expenses $1,513 William (Bill) Wagner Contributions: $4,046 Expenses: $3,826

Nov. 19, 2011 election ■ Colwood Mayor race: Carol Hamilton* Contributions: $4,709 Expenses: $4,522 Jason Nault Contributions: $1,040 Expenses: $915 Brian Tucknott Contributions: $7,446, Expenses: $8,215 Council race: Cynthia Day* Expenses: $756 Contributions: $756 Judith Cullington* Contributions: $2,232 Expenses: $4,465 Teresa Harvey* Contributions: $350

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Young’s frugal opponent Chris Johnson also didn’t spend any money on his low-key campaign. The top spender of the four West Shore election races was Shari Lukens, who shelled out $14,000 and raised $17,000 ($8,500

council acclaimed. ■ Langford Mayor race: Christopher Johnson Nil. Stew Young* Nil. Council race: Denise Blackwell* Contributions: $3,578 Expenses: $3,554 Grant McLachlan Contributions: $2,042 Expenses: $1,757 Matt Sahlstrom* Contributions: $3,708 Expenses: $3,335 Winnie Sifert* Contributions: $3,778 Expenses: $3,358 Lanny Seaton* Contributions: $3,359 Expenses: $2,867

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Lillian Szpak* Contributions: $4,108 Expenses: $3,440 Roger Wade* Contributions: $3,755 Expenses: $3,677 ■ Metchosin Mayor race: Ed Cooper Contributions: $945 Expenses: $842 John Ranns* Contributions: $1,122 Expenses: $1,122

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Council race: Bob Gramigna* Contributions: $500 Expenses: $494 Kyara Kahakauwila Contributions: $1,660 Expenses: $1,655 Dani Horgan Nil.

■ View Royal Mayor race: Andrew Britton Contributions: $6,000 Expenses: $5,744 Barbara Bishop Fetherstonhaugh Contributions: $1,903 Expenses: $1,903

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The base will also offer the use of two vacant parcels of federal land in Colwood if B.C. Transit or a private bus company wants to offer a park-andride bus service. There is space for 350 to 500 vehicles. But B.C. Transit officials say there is no money in the 2012 budget to extend the No. 25 route to that pick-up spot, or shell out $200,000 a year to put an extra public transit bus on the road to transport defence personnel from that location. “There are 400 to 600 people taking this Blue Boat,” said B.C. Transit spokesperson Meribeth Burton. “We don’t know how many of them will become B.C. Transit riders. We hope that it’s a majority of them, but it’s a risk that we’re not ready to assume at this time.” Given the Treasury Board’s regulations that prevent public

Navy Capt. Craig Baines, commander of CFB Esquimalt trying to create opportunities that could lead to alternative transportation options to mitigate the cancellation of the Blue Boat ferry service in April. Erin McCracken/News staff

funds from being spent on getting federal employees to and from work, the base can’t shell out any money to help B.C. Transit or keep the Blue Boat ferry going. “I can’t do it,” Baines said. “I’d be breaking the law.” That is why the he is trying to create opportunities for alterna-

tive transportation options. The base will also launch a new carpool matching service on May 1 to connect defence commuters. Those who use the service and carpool together will be “assigned better parking spots” at the base, Baines said. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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House fire under investigation Bear Mountain home suffers $100K in damage Kyle Wells News staff

Langford Fire Rescue, with help from the West Shore RCMP, is investigating a fire that broke out in a Bear Mountain home late Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to a home on Stone Gate at about 11:30 p.m. to respond to a structure fire. Nobody was home at the time

and firefighters extinguished the blaze without any injury or any damage to nearby homes. Langford Fire Rescue and West Shore RCMP began investigating the fire Wednesday morning. Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett said that, as of Wednesday afternoon, it was too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. Crews were still shoring up the structure to ensure that the building was safe for investigators to enter. “It’s premature to draw any conclusions at this point in time,” Beckett said. Beckett said he couldn’t get

into details about the extent of the fire due to the ongoing investigation, but did say that it was extensive and caused an estimated $100,000 or more worth of damage. The home was built in 2003 and is located on an upscale residential street. Firefighters tackled the fire from the exterior and interior of the house. All three fire stations in Langford contributed to the response. Beckett said crews worked hard to stem the blaze. “It was a challenging fire but the crews brought it under control very quickly,” Beckett said. news@goldstreamgazette.com

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Experience levels declining Luxton volunteers host book sale Continued from Page A1

“Realistic training is key to retention and satisfaction. Ultimately it improves firefighter proficiency,� Davidson says. “Retention can’t be overstated. Close to half our firefighters have less than five years experience,� said firefighter Jean-Paul Thuot, a citizen rep on the protective services committee. “Getting over the five year mark the numbers drop quickly. There are only two guys with 20 years of experience.� Coun. Lanny Seaton said Langford is looking at a piece of Cityowned land in an industrial area as a training site, but couldn’t yet go into details. “We’ve identified a place, but we’ve got to make sure,� he said. “But I think it would work really well.� Seaton volunteered as a Langford firefighter for 10 years in the 1970s. Similar to now, he trained in different parts of the city, but was able to have live-fire training on houses up for demolition and on cars in auto wrecking yards. “There’s no auto wreckers around anymore,� Seaton says. “And you can’t put a ladder up the side of a condo.� These days, the composite force of 55 volunteers and eight paid

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officers split training between limited spaces at the three fire halls, parking lots around the city and occasionally within houses slated for redevelopment. Langford firefighters can get the feel of a smoke filled building in a tower at Station No. 1 and autoextrication training at No. 2, but for live fire certification they go to Nanaimo or the Mainland. Otter Point uses three sea containers as a burn building, which Davison says is “ good for recruits� but isn’t challenging for seasoned firefighters. “It’s not as realistic as a fire training facility could be,� Davidson says, referring to what is available at Langford fire stations. “We’re still pulling hoses around parking lots. It’s starting to disrupt commerce.� Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett said a permanent, centralized training facility is critical to build and maintain a majority volunteer force. “With a career or volunteer-composite model, more than 90 per cent of the time is spent training, getting ready for the game,� Beckett says. “Volunteers have a busy schedule at work and at home, so to commit to training, they’ve got to enjoy training.�

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Between antique treasures and surrounded by historical black-and-white photographs, thousands of books are packed into the Metchosin Farmers’ Institute archive building. Volunteer archivist and historian Bonnie Josephson stacks and sorts scores of donated books in preparation for a rummage sale at the Luxton hall this Saturday that will help raise money for ongoing archival work by the institute. The archives collect information and photographs related to West Shore communities, primarily Langford, for display at the fairground’s historical building. Work is ongoing, but this year focus is being given to the 100th anniversary of Happy Valley elementary school. Josephson is pulling together a collection of historical material related to the school. “The stories are the best part,� Josephson said. “You meet a lot of people with different stories.� Josephson started the institute’s first book sale to help

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Luxton archivist and volunteer Bonnie Josephson shows off a sample of books on sale Saturday at the Luxton fairgrounds. cover costs for the archives. The all-volunteer organization also organizes and funds such events as the Luxton Pro Rodeo and the Luxton Fall Fair. The Vancouver Island Blacksmiths and the Luxton Antique Farm Equipment Club are also based out of the fairgrounds. Another purpose of the sale is to extend a welcoming hand to the many new neighbours in the area. Josephson said many new people have moved into the community, especially the Happy Valley area, and this

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event is meant to let them know about the Luxton Fairgrounds and its various volunteer organizations. Josephson estimates about 2,000 books have been donated to the institute to sell on Saturday, which includes everything from vintage books to cookbooks to children's books to romance novels and everything else. Along with that about 20 tables have been rented by individuals to sell crafts, wears and flea market fare. There will also be a tea room set up for refreshments. “Even if we don’t make much money it’s still a public awareness,� said Josephson. “We realize we have a new neighbourhood around us and we wanted to get the people to know that we’re there.� news@goldstreamgazette.com

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The little ball called planet Earth Edward Hill

a coup” for the organization to land Canada's most well known science journalist. “I’m biting my nails that there will be enough seats,” he said, half joking. “We’re fortunate to have had Robert Bateman speak, and now Bob McDonald,” said foundation treasurer Moralea Milne. “We are excited he’s able to come out and support the foundation.” The foundation formed in 2009 with an eye on promoting environmental stewardship in Metchosin, and also to work with landowners to enter ecologically rich properties into conservation covenants. “We are trying to keep Metchosin a green and beautiful place, and keeping it a good place to live,” said Pratt, a retired navy captain. “Helping old people and young people, and everyone in between have a healthy community in a beautiful setting is the lofty purpose.” Foundation members have been working with a private landowner for the past two years to establish a conservation covenant on part of a 30-acre property, and is approaching a at least two others to do the same.

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His voice is usually heard plumbing the depths of science on CBC radio, but on Saturday celebrated science journalist Bob McDonald will be throwing his support behind the Metchosin Foundation. McDonald, host of the Saturday show Quirks & Quarks, is giving a free public talk at Pearson College about the fragile nature of the little blue marble called Earth. The talk is the prelude to the Metchosin Foundation’s annual general meeting. “I want to talk about how tiny our planet is, how little air surrounds it, how little water is available to humans, how little land and how all our resources are under increasing pressure to produce,” McDonald said in a release. “It has taken thousands of years of science and technology to figure out that we live on a ball, and only in living memory have we been able to get a view of it from afar.” Metchosin Foundation president Chris Pratt said “it’s quite

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Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s science show Quirks and Quarks, is giving a free talk in Metchosin Saturday night. Covenants preserve land in perpetuity, but they don’t come cheap for the landowner. The foundation is raising money to cover surveying and future monitoring costs for the landowner. Milne herself completed an environmental inventory of the 30-acre property.

New schools workshops next week The Sooke School District is hosting three public workshops next week at Belmont secondary school on the two new high schools project. People are invited to give their input on educational programs, community programs in attached Neighbourhood Learning Centres

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“There needs to be provisions for annual visits to be sure the covenant is respected,” Pratt said. “Perpetuity is a long time, and it’s a heavy financial commitment.” The foundation also supported Metchosin’s “Bio Blitz” last year, the first comprehensive survey of animal and plant species in the district. A second “Blitz” is planned for May 5. Metchosin is home to a number of scientists and researchers, including noted B.C. ecologist Andy MacKinnon. It was through him that McDonald agreed to speak in Metchosin. It also helps that McDonald’s commute is shorter than it used to be — he relocated to Victoria from Toronto last summer. With with help of three producers, he continues to produce Quirks & Quarks from the basement of his home in Fairfield.

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t’s been 23 years since a Victoria major junior hockey team made the Western Hockey League playoffs. That was in 1989 at the old Memorial Arena, when the Victoria Cougars, five years before the team packed up and moved to Prince George. This weekend, Capital Region puck fans can join the bandwagon, if they haven’t already, and cheer on the Victoria Royals as they battle the always-tough Junior hockey Kamloops Blazers. It’s probably an playoffs take over understatement Save-On Centre to say the Royals, despite finishing with a flourish with a pair of wins against the front-running Portland Winterhawks, are the underdogs in this series. But that’s where the excitement lays, in the chance of knocking off a favoured team. Fans came out to support the Victoria Salmon Kings in past years’ ECHL playoff runs. We encourage fans to continue that tradition and give the youngsters on the ice the royal treatment, so to speak. Royals’ supporters don’t even need to wait until the games come to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre next Tuesday and Wednesday to watch the lads. Shaw TV is airing every game in the best-of-seven series, which starts tonight (March 23) in Kamloops and continues there tomorrow night, with both games on at 7 p.m. Ironically, the Royals’ Saturday game conflicts with the Vancouver Canucks, who are in the midst of a minor tailspin as they head toward the National Hockey League playoffs. The last few Royals home games were jammed at Save-On, as fans clamored to get a piece of the action. We expect much of the same for the upcoming games, so if you want to be there in person, you better act fast. Then again, you can always get some friends together and gather around the flatscreen in the living room to catch all the action. It’s hockey night in Canada, at its finest. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette 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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emember Polish jokes? Dumb porridge, from which I am asked to jokes lampooned immigrants’ spoon out samples and judge them troubles in navigating a new in order of merit. homeland, and maybe I’m In the light of reason it doing exactly that. can’t be done, but thouI’m talking about dumbsands of people are doing old-codger jokes, although it anyway, groping toward I haven’t heard any so far. a decision like inspired Probably the youngsters sleepwalkers. are too polite to crack Some onlookers may them. see the deciding factors According to a popular in the choice of a chief figure of speech, oldies are to be a fluent, persuasive immigrants to the realm presence and an overall of electronic technolsense of calm, superior G.E. Mortimore strength. ogy. Kids are the native Think About It citizens. Therefore seniors But the record of politicould suffer the same ridical change casts doubt cule the Polish people endured. on that standard of judgement. Some seniors of my acquaintance Father Arizmendi, the priest who refuse computers, and others, like sparked the awakening and rise to me, skim along the surface of the prosperity of the poverty-stricken electronic world and do not own Basque region of Spain, created the any hand-held gadgets. Mondragon co-operative federation. I can’t help pondering my elecHe was a lackluster speaker devoid tronic status as I wrestle with of the charisma leaders are supthoughts of tomorrow’s vote for posed to have. the federal NDP leadership, which But he was the right man for the really is the first major political time, and his inventive thoughts e-event in this part of the world. were in tune with the mood and the About 131,000 NDP members will be talents of the people in the region. able to vote online or, perhaps less Putting the co-op ideal to work likely, by mail. in a practical revamp of Canada’s For me it is a dream-like propolitical economy seems the right cess, far removed from logic. Each move for the present time of uncercandidate’s body-language, cut of tainty and threatened economic the jaw, tone of voice and policies breakdown. enunciated on the Internet all melt It is a formidable ideal — ecotogether into some kind of political nomic democracy, one person, one

vote, any profits divided between co-op worker-members and the well-being of the community. It isn’t pie in the sky; it’s the guiding strategy for tens of thousands of people who signed on to it, and it could work for us. That’s the main reason why I’m inclined to favour NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp, who combines political organizing skill with a creative trade-union background, and seems receptive to strengthen faltering factories by turning them into worker-owned co-ops. If Thomas Mulcair should win and persist in supporting a North American Free Trade Agreement which trashes Canadian environmental laws, his colleagues have shown the courage it will require to make him change his views. All candidates (including 30-yearold Niki Ashton, probably the bestorganized thinker among the seven) offer political-economic plans that seem testable, flexible and integrated. Such planning makes nonsense of the outdated image of a left-to-right political scale. That is my thought as I ramble through the current sleepwalking political process, hoping to avoid becoming the target of a dumb-oldie joke. gemort@pacificcoast.net —G.E. Mortimore is a Langfordbased writer and regular columnist with the Gazette.


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Send dirty fuel to history’s coal bin M ore than anything else, coal are okay. There’s a lot more coal in the fuelled the Industrial Revolution. world and the impacts of mining and It was, and still is, plentiful burning it are more severe. and cheap. It’s also always Weaver stressed that, “While been relatively easy to get at, coal is the greatest threat especially if you don’t mind to the climate globally, the sending kids into mines, tar sands remain the largest endangering the lives of source of greenhouse gas miners, or blasting the tops off emission growth in Canada mountains. and are the single largest Coal is an 18th-century fuel reason Canada is failing to source, but we still rely on it meet its international climate for much of our energy needs. commitments.” Because it’s so abundant and I agree with Weaver that the inexpensive, there’s been “world needs to transition David Suzuki little incentive to switch away from fossil fuels if it Science Matters to cleaner but often more wants to avoid dangerous expensive sources. human interference with Burning coal pollutes the air, land, and the climate system. That means coal, water and is a major driver of climate unconventional gas, and unconventional change. Emissions from coal combustion oil all need to be addressed.” contain sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, Canada uses more than half its coal mercury, arsenic, nitrogen oxide, carbon to generate electricity and for industry. monoxide, lead, small particles and We export about 40 per cent, much of it other toxic materials. to Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Canada These cause acid rain, smog, damage also imports coal, mainly because to forests and waterways, and a range of it’s cheaper to ship it from the U.S. to serious health problems in humans, from eastern provinces than from Western lung disease to cancer. Canada. And, as University of Victoria climate About 18 per cent of Canada’s scientist Andrew Weaver concluded electricity is from coal, less than the after comparing the impacts of burning global 40 per cent average, and much tar sands oil to burning coal, “We will less than countries like China, which live or die by our future consumption of uses coal to generate about 80 per cent coal.” That doesn’t mean the tar sands of its electricity. But use varies across

the country. According to Natural Resources Canada, “Coal is used to produce about 74 per cent of the electricity used in Alberta, 63 per cent in Saskatchewan, 60 per cent in Nova Scotia, and 18 per cent in Ontario. The coal not used to generate electricity is consumed by Canada’s steel, cement and other industries.” Rather than looking for cleaner ways to generate energy, many industrial and government leaders have been touting “clean coal.” This means trying to reduce some of the pollutants and CO2 by “scrubbing” them from emissions, by burying them underground in a process called carbon capture and storage (CCS), or converting coal to gas. These are inadequate solutions. They don’t get rid of all the pollutants. Carbon capture is expensive and mostly unproven and we don’t fully understand the consequences of burying carbon dioxide. The governments of Canada and Alberta have committed $3 billion since 2008 for demonstration CCS projects, mostly for coal operations, but some for the tar sands. Even with CCS, coal plants would not be required to eliminate their CO2 emissions, just reduce them. As long as coal remains so inexpensive to obtain and burn, with few or no dollars paid for the environmental damage it causes, it will continue to be used. And that endangers us all.

LETTERS Ending Blue Boat service a tough call Re: Cutting Blue Boat ferry makes no sense, Letters, March 16, 2012. This thinly veiled rant against the base commander of CFB Esquimalt in which the writer questions the base commander’s competency and then calls for his dismissal is beyond idiotic. I can imagine that the decision to halt the Blue Boat did not come easily to the base commander knowing of their past service. But as any fiscally aware commander of a large base or CEO of a large company knows, however painful in the short term, you curtail some of the least cost-effective items first. How many large companies downtown offer their employees free transportation to and from the work place every day? Having been a frequent user of the boats I, like many others, will miss their service. It seems though that someone else, more than all the others, is going to miss his boat rides and is feeling somewhat inconvenienced. Blaine Weiss Langford

Blue bridge could be taken apart, repaired In my career at a naval shipyard, equipment was taken apart, cleaned, examined, replaced or repaired if necessary, and either plated or primed-andpainted, before or after reassembly. With the Johnson Street bridge being of riveted construction, this process could easily be used to restore the car and rail sections. The rail span, now at Point Hope, should be examined as a basis for a repair to the current road bridge which

could, still, be taken apart and restored as outlined. These thoughts are based on a wish to see a wiser use of taxpayer money. A bridge is not like a microwave oven or similar toss-and-replace items. Such wasteful thinking simply should not be allowed in this major project. This is a time to save, to fix, mend and brace. We’d bet that the feds would applaud and support such innovation from a city that is willing to set an example by tightening its belt and having work done locally by its own citizens. Dick Faulks View Royal

Shooting birds with pellet gun cruel On the morning of Feb. 13, I was in my backyard with my dog and noticed a Steller’s jay (B.C.’s provincial bird) standing still on the ground. My dog barked at it, and it just hopped a few steps but did not fly away. I eventually captured the bird since it was completely incapable of flying. I brought the bird to the wonderful B.C. SPCA Wild ARC facility in Metchosin. Following an examination and x-rays, the wildlife rehabilitator identified a pellet lodged in its upper shoulder. The following day, rehabbers operated to remove the pellet and assess the damage. While the pellet was not imbedded too far into the jay’s shoulder, it had shattered tendons and caused a very extensive infection. The infection was spread through so much of the shoulder muscle that removal of the infected portion would have resulted in the bird never being able to fly again. Apparently, the jay had been shot at least three to five days prior, which is why the infection had become so severe.

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Unfortunately, the only option was humane euthanization. It is disturbing to think that this poor creature had been hopping around in severe pain for several days, and feeding on whatever it could find on the ground. It is also disturbing to know that the individual who felt it necessary to shoot this bird is likely someone living in my immediate area, a conclusion based on a Wild ARC assessment that, once shot, the jay would likely have been rendered incapable of flying. I spoke with a very helpful bylaw officer to inquire about the existence of any relevant bylaw in Colwood. Apparently one does not currently exist. However, our neighbour Langford does have a bylaw to “Regulate the Discharge of Firearms and Bows.” The officer indicated that if the public will exists, enactment of a similar bylaw could be considered for Colwood.

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Letters to the Editor The Goldstream News Gazette welcomes your opinions and comments. Letters to the editor should discuss issues and stories that have been covered in the pages of the Gazette. Please keep letters to less than 300 words. Please enclose your phone number and municipality of residence. Send your letters to: ■ Email: editor@goldstreamgazette. com ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Goldstream News Gazette, 117-777 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, B.C., V9B 2X4 ■ Fax: 250-478-6545

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A barn on the 4000 block of Otter Point Road collapsed after a series of unexplained tremors rumbled through the region on Thursday, March 15. Barrie Hanslip, owner of the 35-acre property where the barn was located, said the steepled barn tumbled down after a large “boom” and rumble at 11:30 a.m. The powerful tremor was preceded by two smaller shakes around 9 a.m. Hanslip wasn’t home at the time of the collapse, but her niece, Sandra Richardson, said two seconds after the large third rumble, she heard a creak and the barn collapsed. “I thought my aunt was underneath it and was scream-

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Sooke fire chief Steve Sorensen also said the fire department received an onslaught of calls, but did not have further information. Both Richardson and Hanslip said the tremors have been a regular occurrence in the past few weeks. Concerned residents have been commenting on the unknown tremors on the Discover Sooke Facebook page since January 2012. According to resident reports, previous rumbles were felt around Saseenos, East Sooke, Whiffin Spit and Otter Point. Although unconfirmed, residents speculated the tremors are the result of blasts from a company dismantling a dam in Port Angeles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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hothead said. Hothead took film workshops and created a short about child abuse, a decade ago in Vancouver. The invitation to do this documentary came from the Committee to End Homelessness. “The next thing you know we had a group formed and we came up with the term Transform Homelessness Advocacy Watch,” hothead said. “I thought I’ve got to do it because I need to have some sanity and I need to give back in my life.” What started out as a short film transformed into a 45-minute documentary labeled Chapter 1. The next two chapters are already mapped out, with more projects by THAW planned in the future. “I’ve learned how much can actually change when we simply come together and really meet,” hothead said. rholmen@vicnews.com

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In the summer of 2010, as tensions were mounting around the tent city on Pandora Green boulevard, kym “hothead” hines was there, capturing the happenings on video. “I thought, let’s get out there on the Green – and let’s just film and see what happens,” said hothead, a moniker and pen name for the Victoria Street Newz. Hothead also invited anyone who wanted to tell their story. “Let them, the homeless, tell whatever stories they wanted to, and the question we wanted to ask the homeless and the community was, ‘what is the state of homelessness in Victoria, what is the police state around that, and what are the solutions?” The result is a documentary, called Taking the Fall, premiering next week. Police interaction was not the intentional focus of the film, hothead said. “We went out there with a camera to see what we would see, and that’s what we saw.” All day, everyday, the homeless are stopped and moved around by police “like cattle,” he said. After the city passed a bylaw banning camping on the boulevard, he captured some of the ensuing evictions. Hothead relates personally to the subject matter. He lived on the streets of Calgary as a 16 year old, a runaway from an abusive home

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12 Victoria-area authors up for BC Book prizes Twelve authors from Greater Victoria are nominated for 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes. Books written by the authors have made the shortlist in all seven categories from children’s literature to adult fiction. Colwood novelist Esi Edugyan’s book, Half-Blood Blues, about jazz musicians in the months leading up to the File photo Second World War is nominated Author Patrick Lane for the Ethel Wilson Prize for fiction. The book has already won the Giller Prize and is nominated for three other prestigious prizes, including the Man Booker. Her husband, Steven Price, is nominated in the same category for Into That Darkness. Victoria-based food magazine editor Gary Hynes is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice award for Island Wineries of British Columbia, as is Robert Wiersema for Walk Like a Man: Coming of Age with the Music of Bruce Springsteen. In poetry, North Saanich resident Patrick Lane is nominated for his Collected Poems, as is poet Susan McCaslin for Demeter Goes Skydiving. Former Oak Bay resident now living on Thetis Island Gary Geddes is nominated for his non-fiction book, Drink the Bitter Root. Salt Spring Island author Sheryl Salloum is one of five authors vying for the Roderick Haig Regional Prize for her book, The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton. Victoria author Mike Deas’ illustrated children’s book, Dalen&Gole: Scandal in Port Angus, published by Victoria’s Orca Publishers, is up for a children’s literature prize. Also published by Orca is Karen Rivers’ What is Real, nominated in best non-illustrated children’s book. Victoria author Caitlyn Vernon’s book about the Great Bear Rainforest is also shortlisted in that category. BC Book Prizes gala will be held Saturday, May 12 in Vancouver. vmoreau@oakbaynews.com

Unite for change The United Way is looking for creative and inspiring youth. In celebration of United Way of Greater Victoria’s 75th anniversary, the organization is planning a visual arts exhibit to showcase the art of youth aged 14 to 19 who reside in the Capital Region. Young people are invited to submit art based on the theme ‘Change starts here.’ The intention is to inspire young people to respond creatively to social issues in Greater Victoria and offer ideas on how to make a difference in our community. They are looking for creative, expressive and thought-provoking submissions that edu-

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WHL at home, and on TV ■ Game 1: Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. at Kamloops ■ Game 2: Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m. at Kamloops ■ Game 3: Tuesday, March 27, 7:05 p.m. at Victoria ■ Game 4: Wednesday, March 28, 7:05 p.m. at Victoria ■ Game 5: Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. at Kamloops ■ Game 6: Monday, April 2, 7:05 p.m. at Victoria ■ Game 7: Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m. at Kamloops

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One thing you can count on come playoff time in the Western Hockey League is tight-lipped coaches. Victoria Royals coach Marc Habscheid offered little about his club’s strategy on how they’ll attack the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinal go tonight (March 23) and tomorrow in Kamloops. The series returns to Victoria for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. “We’ve identified some things but we don’t want to share that,” Habscheid said. “We go over video, it’s been the routine (this week), to break (Kamloops’) game down and try to back it up with what we do in practice each day.” Back in 1998-99 Habscheid coached the Blazers all the way to the WHL final, only to lose to the Calgary Hitmen. The Blazers have yet to win a playoff round since then and, in Habscheid’s eyes, this series is the Royals’ to steal. “(Kamloops) had a good regular season, they’ve built for this

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The seventh-place Victoria Royals defeated the second-place Kamloops Blazers just once in eight games this season. The teams open their first-ever playoff series against each other tonight. season and they expect to move on from the first round this year. The pressure’s on them.” The coach also believes his youthful squad isn’t getting the respect it deserves for knocking off the third-place Portland Winterhawks in the final two games of the season. “We beat Portland and we’ve heard, ‘well they didn’t have (Sven) Bartschi. (But) when we’re

in tune we’re a decent hockey team,” Habscheid said. “We’re a very young group. We like our skill. We just have to concentrate — not on being the best individually — but (on being) the best team.” Aside from captain Hayden Rintoul and starting goalie Keith Hamilton, the Royals are without a lot of deep playoff experience. To make matters worse, forwards

Robin Soudek, 20, and Brandon Magee, 18, and defenceman Zach Habscheid, 20, are doubtful for Friday’s opener. All three played in last year’s opening playoff round series against the Spokane Chiefs. Without them, the Royals are even younger. “We have a lot of rookies this year and they’ll be playing some big roles,” Rintoul said. “Every-

one’s going to be nervous and excited, you have to control your emotions and stay focused.” The 21-year-old defenceman was on the WHL champion Kootenay Ice that went to the Memorial Cup last year. Rintoul helped the Ice defeat the Winterhawks in the WHL final, where Hamilton was the backup. “(Kootenay) didn’t have too many rookies last year. But you have to play your role and accept your role for the playoffs, and help out in any way you can.” sports@goldstreamgazette.com

Women in Sport celebration releases shortlist Travis Paterson News staff

Nominees have been released for the fourth annual Celebration of Women in Sport awards gala, April 1 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence. The event honours women’s

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“Peninsula got better as the series went on,” Cook said. “They fell into a comfort zone with what would work against us, and identified some of our weaknesses.” Travis Paterson Panthers goalie Stephen Heslop was solid, as News staff both he and Braves goalie Tanner McGaw faced 56 shots in Game 7. The Saanich Braves hockey season went up in “You weren’t going to get a soft one on Heslop,” smoke last Saturday. Cook said. “We didn’t do a good enough job of The Braves surrendered a 3-1 series lead in the getting him to move.” Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League semifiIt’s a bittersweet ending to a season with high nals and were eliminated by the Peninsula Panexpecations for the Braves. The Braves have not thers in Game 7. won the VIJHL since 1996, and There was no fire, but there was a have not been in the final since “This team went fire alarm, and with somewhat con2006. from a 12-win season troversial timing. On the positive side, it was an Three minutes into the first unpredicatble Cook said. (last year) to the verge Thirteen gamesseries, overtime period, the fire alarm at in three weeks of making the finals Pearkes arena was pulled and disis a great experience for the rupted the game. Play resumed younger Braves, many of whom and packing the rink after a lengthy break, and Panthers will play two to three more years with fans.” forward Ryan Hunter scored five of junior hockey. – Brad Cook minutes into the second overtime to “This team went from a 12-win win 3-2. season (last year) to the verge “Kudos to the Peninsula Panof making the finals and packing thers,” said one hockey coach, unrelated to the the rink with fans. We’re pretty happy with the two teams. “If whoever pulled the fire alarm did season.” it on behalf of the Panthers, good for them. It was Braves captain Ty Jones ended the season tied clear they were rolling that top line every second for the VIJHL scoring lead and is the leading conshift.” tender for the Jamie Benn Trophy as league MVP. That line – Trevor Yee, Joe Densmore and Jones returned from junior A this season and David Stephens – connected for the 2-2 tying goal carried the Braves to second overall. He also in the second period, Densmore from Yee and helped linemate Jack Palmer win the rookie scordefenceman Chris MacDonald. ing title. But the alarm provided a rest for both teams, Who returns to the Braves in 2012-13 is already and had no outcome on the game, said Braves up in the air, with Jones debating a return to coach Brad Cook. junior A and a chance at a Div. 1 scholarship in “It was random, that’s for sure. I’ve been in that the NCAA. rink for seven years and never seen it happen. Palmer is expected to stick with the Brandon But it had no bearing on the game. Though I’m Wheat Kings next year, having played two games not sure how (Peninsula’s) developing those kids as a callup in October. on the bench with the top line playing so much.” The Braves official prospects’ camp is set for The win completed the Panthers’ comeback July 6 to 8 at Pearkes arena. from a 3-1 series deficit to kill the Braves’ season. sports@vicnews.com

Sports stats Hockey Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Victoria Cougars lead Peninsula Panthers 1-0 in best-of-seven VIJHL final

Victoria Hockey League 2011-12 regular season awards League Champion - Stars Best G.A.A. - Sharks M.V.P. Pat Papineau (Stars) Scoring Champion Pat Papineau (Stars) Best goalie: Dave Brumby (Sharks) Best defenceman: Trent Brandvold (Stingers) Most Sportsmanlike Player: Jordan Landolt (Knights) Rookie: Jordan McNeill (Stars)

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Environmental Protection Notice Application for a Permit under the Provisions of the Environmental Management Act We, Kennametal Ltd. Located at 873 Station Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 2S2, intend to submit this application to the Director to authorize the discharge of air emissions from a wastewater treatment plant. The source of discharge is a thermal evaporator. The land upon which the facility will be situated and the discharge will occur is Lot 1, Plan VIP50824, Section 73, Esquimalt Land District, located at 873 Station Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 2S2, within the City of Langford, BC. The maximum rate of air emissions discharged from this facility will be 765 m3/hr. The operating period for this facility will be up to 16 hours/day, 5 days/week. The characteristics of the exhaust discharge are equivalent to, or better than, typical emissions from a natural gas-fired boiler and an evaporator. The type of treatment to be applied to the discharge is a thermal evaporation process. Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed exhaust discharge and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Regional Manager, Environmental Protection, West Coast Region, Ministry of Environment at 2080A Labieux Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PETER JOHN CURTIS BECK, LATE OF 311A MILBURN DRIVE, VICTORIA, BC, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above-named deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at Suite 402, 1321 Blanshard Street, P.O. Box 8043, Victoria, BC, V8W 3R7, before the 27th day of April, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which it then has notice.

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JEAN ASPIN 1953 - 2012 Jean Aspin, a much loved member of the Langford community, passed away Thursday the 15th of March at Victoria General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Born in 1953 in Berwyn, AB., Jean grew up and went to school in the small towns of Berwyn and Brownvale, before going to Red Deer to take some secretarial courses. School was put on hold while Jean got married and started a family. She went back to school in Edmonton to become a hair dresser and then she owned and operated two hair salons before moving to Victoria in 1988. In Victoria, Jean eventually found her way back to hairdressing. She worked as a stylist and manager at Tickety Dos and Island Hair Cutting before opening Goldstream Hair Salon. Jean loved hairdressing because of the connections she made with people. She was like a mother hen to many of her staff, and even some of her clients. Jean loved good food and socializing, and her favourite thing was to play games and be with family and friends. Her positive energy and wonderful smile could light up a room. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Harold; her family Danita and Angus, Deanna and Randy, Danny and Dawn, as well as 5 grandkids: Drayden, Dane, Kade, Charley and Laney, all of whom live in Victoria, and who will miss her so much. She was both the organizer and the life of every party. There will be an open-house celebration of Jean’s life on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2-4 pm at the Goldstream Masonic Hall at 679 Goldstream Avenue in Langford. She will be laid to rest in the summer in Berwyn, AB, the place she thought of as home, where she still has so many friends and family that were so important in her life.

Lunds Auctioneers & Appraisers Ltd. (250-386-3308) 926 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., on behalf of Comox Valley Bailiffs Ltd. acting under authority of a Writ of Seizure and Sale, will offer for sale by public auction on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, the interest of the judgment debtor, Corinna Dreger, in the following goods and chattels purported to be: - Household goods and furnishings including artwork by Jasmine Becket-GrifďŹ th and on Tuesday, May 29, 2012: - 2 (two) diamond rings All items sold on an “As Is Where Isâ€? basis. This sale is subject to cancellation without notice.

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On May 11, 2010, at Walfred Place, Langford, BC, Peace OfďŹ cer(s) of the West Shore RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $935.00 CAD, on or about 18:50 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence under Section 5(2) CDSA - Possession for the Purpose of TrafďŹ cking. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ďŹ le Number: 2012-912, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ďŹ led

with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ďŹ led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ďŹ led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ďŹ rst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture OfďŹ ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On March 6, 2012, at Old Island Highway and Six Mile Road, View Royal BC , Peace OfďŹ cer(s) of the CRD Regional Crime Unit seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: 2003 GMC Jimmy; BCL: 529PHX; VIN: 1GKDT13X83K133013, on or about 14:17 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence under Section 5(2) (possession for purpose of trafďŹ cking) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada PPT, to wit: cocaine, marijuana, and heroin and 354(1) (Possession of property obtained by crime) Criminal Code of Canada, to wit: possession of a stolen credit card. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ďŹ le Number: 2012-934, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will

be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ďŹ led with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ďŹ led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ďŹ led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ďŹ rst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture OfďŹ ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

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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. SALES 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.

TRADES, TECHNICAL DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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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! KG MOBILE Mechanic. Convenience of having a mechanic at home or on the road. (250)883-0490.

2000 KUSTOM KOACH 26’ 5th Wheel Ready to roll, in great shape. Has slide room, big awning, oak cabinets, tons of storage, big fridge & stove, ducted heat & A/C. High quality unit with rubber roof & fiberglass body. $12,750 OBO, 250 466 4156 Bill

CARS 1991 JAGUAR Sovereign, good condition, loaded, must be seen, 237,000 kms, $2500 obo. Call 250-595-2662. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. 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

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

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

WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET

93 PONTIAC Grand Am, white, 159kms, 4 dr, CD. $800. Call (778)433-8437.

Garage Sales

TRANSPORTATION

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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

all conditions in all locations

LANGFORD 3 bdrm 2 bath 1200 sq ft upper, n/s, newly renovated, all new flooring & paint, deck, wood f/p, w/d, d/w, large south facing front yard on quiet cul-de-sac. April 1, $1500, pet negotiable, references 250-516-3453, langfordrental@hotmail.ca

Capriet Rental 1.250.381.5048

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

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

SUITES, LOWER

VENDING MACHINE FOR SALE

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

STORAGE

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in

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

COLWOOD CORNERS: Upper 4plex, 3bdrm, F/S, W/D, D/W, $1200/mo. Apr. 1st. Call 250-590-9641, 250-415-5286 SIDNEY- 3 bdrm (behind Thrifty’s) 1 bath. Reno’d. NS/NP. $1375+(250)656-4003

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 4 BDRM MOBILE Home at 22-2055 Koksilah Rd. $975.+ utils. (Avail Immed). Call Mel 250-597-0617 talltimbermhp@live.com COWICHAN BAY, #31-2055 Koksilah Rd, Tall Tim MHP. 2 bdrm suite, ensuite W/D, 2 small pets ok on approval. $730 mo + utils. 250-597-0617

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

TAX 250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

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

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

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Expert in new homes & renos. References. #22779

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

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, friendly & responsible. Call Kathy 250-882-8194. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

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

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

SMALL ADS, BIG DEALS! www.bcclassified.com

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

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

GARDENING AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests & fertilize. (250)882-3129 J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677 20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming, Soil/Mulch (2 cu yd), Hauling. 250-479-6495

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

✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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.

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

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

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

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

CARPENTRY

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

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

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

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

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

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PRESSURE WASHING

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.

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

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

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

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

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

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

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CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, March 23, 2012

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

This Weekend’s

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

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

pg. 25

pg. 37

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

pg. 38

7-704 Rockheights, $565,900

1086 Totemwood, $829,000

638 Ralph St, $449,000

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

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

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

Sunday 3:30-5:30 Fair Realty Bianca Rose 250 360-7599

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

Daily exc Friday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 8

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

101-1501 Richmond Rd, $299,900

204-1539 Morrison, $269,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 16

1005-225 Belleville, $649,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

pg. 39

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

Daily Noon-5 exc Fridays Concert Properties 250 383-3722 pg. 7

pg. 12

pg. 9

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

3108 Mars St, $558,000

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

pg. 25

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

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lenna Dallen, 250 479-3333

720 Linden Ave.

pg. 15

pg. 5

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

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

pg. 6

6-920 Caledonia St, $439,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033

pg. 6

pg. 6

pg. 6

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

pg. 17

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

pg. 25

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

pg. 9

pg. 16

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Joseph Martin, 250-361-8167

pg. 16

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner 250 477-5353

Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642 pg. 6

441 Victoria, $929,000

pg. 12

pg. 19

pg. 17

1482 Thurlow, $649,900

877 Newport, $969,000

1370 Craigflower, $429,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

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

pg. 13

pg. 25

pg. 21

104-7701 Central Saanich Rd, $142,000 Saturday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 23

pg. 8 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed, 250-858-3585 pg. 20

pg. 20

pg. 6

pg. 23

9336 Maryland Sunday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 20

pg. 37

203-2440 Oakville, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

23-901 Kentwood Ln, $449,000

pg. 23

9216 Mainwaring, $589,900 Saturday 12-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

pg. 36

pg. 22

2577 Heron Way, $159,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

949 Doumac, $499,000

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Vancouver Island James Andersen, 250-213-3710

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

pg. 23

204-1196 Sluggett, $242,000 pg. 19

pg. 36

pg. 38

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

pg. 14

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

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien, 250-384-8124

pg. 21

4921 Prospect pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 22

pg. 21

9-520 Marsett, $589,700 20-934 Boulderwood, $579,900 pg. 17

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

201-651 Jolly, $199,900

pg. 14

1877A Feltham Rd, $599,900 pg. 17

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

426-9882 Fifth St, $279,900 Saturday 11-1 Holmes Realty Ltd. Steven Klipper, 250-656-0911 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gary Anderson, 250-744-3301

pg. 26

9876 Seventh St, 539,000 pg. 8

pg. 38

70-530 Marsett Pl, $614,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Josh Verbruggen, 250-848-2887

2377 Henry Ave, $639,000

9045 Lochside Dr, $975,000 pg. 15

pg. 13

5202-2829 Arbutus, $539,000 Saturday 12-2 RE/MAX Camosun Karen Jensen, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 23

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

pg. 20

102-820 Short

pg. 9

916 Grilse, $889,000 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 22

pg. 14

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

570 O’Connell Pl, $469,900 Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

4665 Amblewood Dr

pg. 21

pg. 23

107-10160 Third, $259,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

4744 Interurban Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Joseph Martin, 250 474-4176

4032 Malton, $1,150,000

pg. 21

68 Regina, $419,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 20

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Mary Beaumont 250 889-2233

528 Walter Ave, $439,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

4674 Lochside, $1,048,000

934 Craigflower, $419,000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

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

909 Lucas Ave, $584,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

pg. 7

pg. 17

pg. 13

pg. 54010001

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

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 1-3 Jonesco Real Estate Wayne Garner 250 881-8111

pg. 35

pg. 19

1708 Carnegie, $549,900

Sunday 12:30-2:30 Fair Realty Bianca Rose 250-360-7599

3880 Synod, $499,900

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

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

Sunday 2-3:30 Newport Realty Rick Allen, 250-385-2033

pg. 37

3482 Bethune Ave., $469,500

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

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

1990 Haultain, $609,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

202-2589 Penrhyn, $349,900

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422 pg. 21

pg. 38

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

pg. 23

pg. 19

8761 Pender Park Dr, $799,000 pg. 5

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

1366 Craigflower, $569,900

1145 Johnson, $469,000

502-2829 Arbutus, $699,900

pg. 21

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

544 Paradise

34 Phillippa Pl, $969,900 Saturday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Stacey Dewhurst 250 384-8124

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

pg. 18

946 Shearwater

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

1 Cadboro Heights Pl, $479,900

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Sonya Stewart, 250-516-5008

25-909 Admirals, $379,000 pg. 25

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033

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

305-1083 Tillicum, $289,900

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

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

660 Birch Rd, $577,000 pg. 21

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Brian Andrew 250 592-4422

Saturday 2:00-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Alison Stoodley 250-477-1100

2830 Parkview, $543,000

205-1870 McKenzie Ave, $225,000

13-1182 Colville, $425,900

577 Toronto St

1810 Hollywood Cres., $875,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Mike Ryan 250-477-1100

pg. 17

807-66 Songhees, $629,900

305-649 Bay, $242,900 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Julie Rust 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay 250-595-1535

404-104 Dallas Rd, $429,900

208-305 Michigan, $185,000 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 18

1143 Lugrin, $460,000

1021 Craigdarroch, $739,000

402-1000 McClure Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar, 250-384-8124

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

pg. 13

2239 Shelbourne St, $369,000

pg. 14

3401 Clovelly Court, $544,900 pg. 1

4682 Scottswood, $499,000

309-1012 Collinson St, $299,000

pg. 22

2182 Weiler, $379,000

2624 Arbutus Rd, $699,900

301-380 Waterfront, $569,625 pg. 8

pg. 12

pg. 39

22-127 Aldersmith Pl, $469,000 pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

2051 Brethour Pkwy, $424,500

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-1989

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

303-7143 West Saanich

103-101 Nursery Hill, $319,900

6-920 Caledonia Ave, $439,000 pg. 7

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Tara Niedoba 250 857-0178

pg. 6

1750 Tiffin Plc., $549,900

pg. 18

172 Levista, $699,900

402-11 Cooperage, $448,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rich Humphries 250 592-4422

8-127 Aldersmith, $459,900 pg. 11

481 Ker

1711 Christmas, $615,000

pg. 14

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

pg. 36

360-4488 Chatterton pg. 21

pg. 6

736 Falkland, $1,060,000

405-1235 Johnson, $173,000

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

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

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

205-2125 Oak Bay, $346,500 pg. 22

pg. 20

778 Cameo, $599,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

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

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

pg. 16

2120 Kings, $749,999

3-828 Rupert Terrace

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Nicholas Bardon, 250-686-5064

pg. 37

305-820 Short St, $349,888

104-1450 Beach Dr, $325,000

754 Humboldt, $198,900

1356/1350 McNair St

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

pg. 16

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

3-727 Linden Ave

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

pg. 18

101-1807 Oak Bay Ave

2820 Wyndeatt, $399,000

604-75 Songhees, $679,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

2226 Windsor, $879,000

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

1121 Fort, $183,900

209-835 View, $159,900

Mar. 22-28 edition of

203-1120 Fairfield Rd, $395,000

309-930 North Park, $224,900

1211-160 Wilson, $694,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

1306 Richardson St, $669,000

C-707 Linden, $419,900

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

Published Every Thursday

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

2368 Oakville pg. 5

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

pg. 23


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1058 Marchant, $399,900

28-2070 Amelia Ave, $239,500

907 Dawn Lane, $565,000

1001 Wild Ridge Way

2735 Cornerstone Trc

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

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

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

pg. 23

pg. 23

1632 Barrett Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey, 250-592-4422

pg. 23

1826 Millstream Rd

8-2070 Amelia, $305,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-744-3301

pg. 26

pg. 35

10929 Boas Rd, $859,000 Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Steven Klipper, 250-656-0911 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Jim Parsons, 250-382-1816

pg. 23

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

pg. 3

970 Birch Rd, $550,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

pg. 22

pg. 35

pg. 38

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Karen Jensen, 250-744-3301

pg. 38

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

pg. 27

117-643 Granderson, $369,000 pg. 23

7951 Larkvale Rd, $785,000 Sunday 12-2 Holmes Realty Ltd. James Bridge, 250-656-0911

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

631 Glacier Ridge, $499,900

1950 Polo Park Cl Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van der Vlugt 250-477-7291

pg. 26

3522 Promenade

2139-2600 Ferguson, $299,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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

974 Moss Ridge, $629,900

590 Seacliffe, $719,900

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

2200 Harrow Gate, $629,000 pg. 22

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

2154 Nicklaus Dr

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

pg. 28

3334 Myles Mansell Rd., $409,000

101-2600 Peatt, $344,900

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

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

pg. 26

987 Ironwood, $729,900

557 Delora, $519,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Barbara Scott, 250-383-1500

pg. 26

5,000

pg. 27

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

pg. 40

304-611 Brookside, $198,000

2324 Hoylake Cres, $418,900

pg. 26

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

pg. 10

2167 Pyrite Dr, $314,500

2589 Buckler, $479,900 pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Justine Connor 250 474-4800

pg. 37

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

1204 Muirfield, $829,900 pg. 27

pg. 32

662 Goldstream Ave., $249,900

608 Fairway Ave. $329,900

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

Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Jennifer Scheck 250-477-1100

pg. 15

3292 Mary Anne, $499,900

593 Latoria, $285,000

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

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

pg. 27

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

pg. 26

3363 Mary Anne, $499,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

2954 Golden Spike, $334,900

3431 Luxton, $699,900

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

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

pg. 38

pg. 5

pg. 14

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

pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Curtis Lindsay 250 744-3301

pg. 27

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

pg. 27

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

3436 Mary Anne Cres

1622 Millstream, $799,900

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Julie Demelo, 250-479-3333

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

pg. 26

22-3049 Brittany, $339,900

2298 Setchfield, $587,500

563 Brant Pl

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

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

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

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1629 Jersey Rd., $479,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Farrell Magnusson 250-477-7291

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2839 Acacia Dr, $442,900

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TD Bank in Saanich robbed

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This suspect robbed the TD Bank at Quadra and McKenzie last Saturday.

Saanich police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed the TD Bank on Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue last weekend. Police this week released a photo of the man, who entered the bank around 12:20 p.m. on Saturday and passed a note to the teller before making off with a small amount of cash. No weap-

ons were produced. The suspect is described as a white man, in his 20s or 30s, with a slim (but not skinny) build. He was wearing a grey sweater with Air Jordan on the front, a dark baseball hat and sunglasses. Saanich police are asking anyone with information on the suspect to call 250-475-4321, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.

CRD seeks deer team volunteers Citizens to help devise deer management strategy Erin McCracken News staff

Capital Regional District is forming a volunteer citizens advisory group to help figure out how to best to manage the deer population across Greater Victoria. The CRD needs 11 members of the public to develop a regional deer management strategy and action plan to address conflicts between humans and coast black-tailed deer and Columbian black-tailed deer in the region. Based on feedback the CRD has received from residents, most of the conflicts are happening in Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich. “We’re not agricultural but we have a very large deer population here now and growing quickly in Oak Bay,” said Oak Bay Coun. Kevin Murdoch, who sits on the district’s new environmental advisory committee. The CRD published data in 2011 that revealed an estimated 85,000 black-tailed deer reside on Vancouver Island, including 25,000 to 45,000 which live in urban areas. “I think there’s definitely a problem,” he said, noting that he regularly sees large families of deer frequent his neighbourhood. The CRD board directed staff last November to flesh out the terms of reference for the creation of a deer management plan. The deer team will explore possible shortand long-term strategies, such as fertility controls, that can manage ungulate population levels. The hope is these

strategies can address loss of commercial crops and public health and safety issues, such as collisions between vehicles and deer. Deer aggression, disease transmission and encroachment on residential properties and the resulting vegetation loss will also be examined. “It’s important to get feedback from a broad spectrum,” Murdoch said. “One of the

advantages of using a community group model like that is you get a wide range of opinions that allows you to capture the concerns and issues ... and have the information to make a good decision.” A supporting team of experts is also being assembled to provide the advisory group with technical and scientific insight. The group will likely work from April until July. Their final recommendations will be submitted to the CRD’s planning, transporta-

tion and protective services committee before the report goes before the CRD board for consideration. Volunteers will include an appointed chairperson, five representatives from Oak Bay, Victoria, Esquimalt and Saanich, four from the Peninsula and two West Shore residents. Three will be commercial farmers. To apply see www. crd.bc.ca/deermanagement or email deermanagement@crd. bc.ca. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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UPCOMING SD 62 NEW schools public workshops, Belmont secondary north gym, March 28 and 29, 5 to 8 p.m., March 31, noon to 3 p.m. Give in put on programs, community services. See www. sd62.bc.ca for more. THE VIEW ROYAL garden club March 28, 7:30 p.m., Shoreline Community School, 2750

Shoreline Drive. Mark Hedger of Scent-Sational Plants will speak. GOLDSTREAM FOOD BANK society AGM, March 29, 11:30 a.m., 761 Station Ave. HUGE GARAGE SALE at the Military Family Resource Centre, April 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood. For info call 250363-2640. VAGINA MONOLOGUES, SILENT auction, March 31, at 7 p.m., Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave. Tickets $20, $15 students. See vdaylangford. eventbrite.ca or call 250-3618212. ANNUAL WILD ARC open house, March 31, April 1, noon to 4 p.m. Reservations required. See spca. bc.ca/tourwildarc or call 250-4789453. VIEW ROYAL FIRE hall open house, April 4, 4 to 8 p.m., town hall, 45 View Royal Ave. Building design concept on display. Non-profit groups can submit events to calendar@goldstreamgazette.

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