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Friday, April 6, 2012

Anti-graffiti program in Colwood made permanent Kyle Wells News staff

MacIsaac says nurturing a full ecosystem is their biggest project yet. The meadow won’t be completely back to its natural state — MacIsaac plans to erect a tall deer fence around the one acre plot. “We think this is what would exist there naturally. What is great about this national historic site is the military preserved a lot of the ecosystem because it camouflaged the area,” she said. “Fort Rodd Hill wanted to blend in. It didn’t want to take too much down.”

Rather than sitting around watching paint dry, Colwood council has taken action and voted to continue the Graffiti Outreach Program. Initial funding for the initiative was for a six-month pilot project that started in October 2011. With the end of the program falling in the middle of the City’s budget process in April, mayor and council decided to vote on the funding early so that the program can continue uninterrupted. Council voted to have the project placed in the core budget, which should extend the life of the anti-graffiti project indefinitely. The program is budgeted at $31,000 for 2012, rising slowly to $50,397 by 2016. Colwood bylaw enforcement officer Kevin Atkinson said goals for the six-month project were achieved in the first three months and the response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive. Of the graffiti catalogued in Colwood, 80 per cent has been removed. As the weather gets better the remaining graffiti will be also be tackled, Atkinson said. In the first six months of 2011 Atkinson said graffiti damage cost the City more than $10,000 in cleanup costs. In the second half of the year, which saw the introduction of the program, that figure dropped to $1,200. The pilot project itself cost about $20,000, mainly as salary for the part-time anti-graffiti bylaw officer Phil Williams. Atkinson said direct savings to the City, along with the spinoff benefits of the program, make it well worthwhile.

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Fort Rodd Hill species at risk officer Susan MacIsaac shows a planter of blue wildrye grass that will eventually be planted in the field behind her. The historic site is trying to create a Garry oak meadow ecosystem on former lawn in the fort.

Fort Rodd Hill returns to nature Ecological history takes shape amid military history Edward Hill News staff

Fort Rodd Hill, a site known for its big guns, scenic views and military history, is digging deeper into its natural history. Fort staff has covered an acre of manicured lawn inside its front gate under a thick blanket of mulch as part of an experiment to revert the field to a Garry oak meadow and woodland. The concept is to bring the

lawn, amid Garry oak trees, back to a roughly natural state as it might have been 200 years ago. It’s a project that started in 2007 and could span nearly a decade — the finished meadow isn’t expected to bloom until at least 2015. “We are hoping by 2015 to have it close to completion, to be restored so it looks like a Garry oak meadow and woodland,” Susan MacIsaac, the Parks Canada species at risk officer at Fort Rodd Hill, who is leading project. “With one acre, visitors can get a good sense of what Garry oak ecosystems are.” MacIsaac, staff and volunteers started growing camas in

2007, and started a full-fledged nursery two years ago with scores of native plants. Garry oak ecosystems are flush with plant and animal life, but are considered endangered on southern Vancouver Island due to development and invasive species. Camas itself takes three or four years to get to planting size. It also takes a few years for lawn grasses to die and for invasive species to be weeded out before native wildflowers, shrubs and grasses take root. Parks Canada staff and volunteers have laboured for years to remove invasive species from Garry oak forests around the historic site, but


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Shedding light on West Shore recreation Provincial funds add lighting to rec centre fields, upgraded park at Glen Lake beach

Projects include refurbishing washrooms, retiling the child's pool, replacing floors in certain areas of the complex and replacing the roof on the field house. “We’ll be able to do more of the five-year plan earlier because we won’t be using municipal money,” Barnes said. “So it’s pretty exciting.”

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Provincial funding secured by Highlands will go toward new lighting for the lower soccer fields at the West Shore Parks and Recreation. In total $201,896 has been awarded to Highlands who, as a member municipality of West Shore Parks and Recreation Society, agreed to sponsor the grant bid for the complex. The money will be used to complete lighting on the complex’s three soccer fields for night use. Currently only one field can be fully lit and the project has long been on the recreation board’s wish list. Four more stanchions of lights will be installed to light all three fields. “It’s been on our capital request for over 10 years,” said administrator Linda Barnes. With the new lighting, all three soccer fields will be able to be used later into evenings. Barnes said that this won’t necessarily translate to more soccer programs, but it will mean that field time will be more available. Also,

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Four more lamp stanchions will be added to the playing fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation, a project that's been on the facility's wish list for a decade, said administrator Linda Barnes. the quality of the fields will be improved as activity is spread out more evenly over three rather then just one. The grass fields are rehabilitated every summer and Barnes said the time spent doing that will be reduced due to reduced wear and tear on field No. 2, the only field properly lit at night. Juan de Fuca soccer president Dave Johnson said the new lights will help solve the problem of how the current lights are angled

across the fields. With at least 1,100 players, JDF soccer is the largest user of the turf. “This is wonderful for us,” he said. “Field No. 2 is the only one used (at night). It gets overused.” Another piece of the project is to upgrade the facility’s 2.8 kilometre chip trail that encircles the property. The trail will be converted to a crushed rock base that will help with drainage and will make the trail more accessible year round.

The total cost of the lights and chip trail project is $250,000. The difference after the grant will be made up from capital expenses already slotted for the project. The grant will actually free up funds in the capital budget to go towards other projects on the list. Over the past year the recreation society had a five-year plan established for the recreation complex. Some items will now be moved ahead due to the new money.

Funding from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development will also be going to Langford for upgrades to Glen Lake Beach Park. In total $384,000 will help the City to upgrade amenities at the two acre park and fix drainage issues. Langford is planning to contribute $96,000, or 20 per cent, of the total cost of the project, if approved by council in May. Langford park planner Jane Waters said that the money will go toward improving the swimming area, the trails and the small-craft boat launch. The City also plans to install volleyball courts in the area. Engineers and a biologist will look at the shoreline before any work goes ahead. “We’re really excited about it, it’s a really nice little park down there,” Waters said. “It’s just been basically maintained over the years but I think there’s a few things we can do to make it a bit more exciting.”

Harbour ferry service to replace Blue Boat shuttles Erin McCracken News staff

Plans are underway to offer a new ferry service that will shuttle military and defence personnel between Colwood and CFB Esquimalt. It could start as early as May 1, the day after the base’s Blue Boat sails for the last time, pending final approval from base officials. The Victoria Harbour Ferry Company’s plans, announced Wednesday, are in the final stages of negotiation with CFB Esquimalt commander navy Capt. Craig Baines. The private ferry service,

which does not yet have an official name, will offer a service to personnel that is a mirror image of that provided by the Blue Boat. Two 40-passenger boats will run a total of 28 sailings each day of the work week, between Colwood, Dockyard and Naden. The company is buying a new boat so that it can have two 40-foot boats, each manned with two crew members, in the water at one time. There is strong demand for a water ferry service from military members as well as residents throughout the region who are concerned about traffic congestion, said Barry Hobbis, Victoria

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sels and want to seamlessly transition into this service as of the first of May,” Baines said, noting there are security issues, among other issues, that need to be addressed before the replacement shuttle can begin. “Right now we’re confident that we’re going to be able to work through those issues and we’re really hopeful we can make that target date.” Even after learning of the ferry service, Colwood resident Cynthia Cummings still plans to launch a “Blue Bus” service May 1, for military and defence personnel and members of the public.

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Last week’s federal budget didn’t divvy out funding to repair the E&N rail line, but funding could still come through, says the EsquimaltJuan de Fuca MP. NDP MP Randall Garrison said the federal Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities still has the $7.5 million request on its radar, but indicated “further study” on a number of rail projects in Canada is needed. “They haven’t said ‘no’, but they haven’t said ‘yes’ either,” Garrison said. “(The money)

wasn’t specified in the budget. I’m sure if it was, they would have crowed about it.” The Island Corridor Foundation has applied for $7.5 million in federal funding to match what the province has committed. The ICF estimates $15 million could rehabilitate the 290 kilometre E&N track and fund a limited VIA rail service between Nanaimo and Vic West — and a few daytime trips between Langford and downtown. Garrison is eager to get commuter rail on track to serve hundreds of people travelling to the Esquimalt Graving Dock for the upcoming federal shipbuild-

ing project. Fixing the track is expected to take a year and the limited VIA rail operation would last about two years, according to the ICF. Garrison said he’s not sure why the feds are leaving the E&N funding in limbo, although the Ministry of Transport could still allocate money in its internal budgeting. “It’s an austerity budget, but I would argue the E&N isn’t an expense, it’s an investment. Keeping the line viable will create full time jobs, it will contribute to the local economy for the long-term,” Garrison said. “And in terms of the federal budget, it’s not a lot of money.”

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“It just makes your community feel safer, so people have a better feeling about their community” Atkinson said. “It’s a win-win situation when you can deal with this stuff in a proactive manner.” By working with the probation agency at the Western Communities Courthouse, Colwood has also developed a “restorative justice” approach to dealing with youth convicted of graffiti vandalism. The youth pay a fine but also

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Colwood seeks independent review of solar project Kyle Wells News staff

Public concerns have convinced Colwood councillors to request an independent review of the Solar Colwood program. At a council meeting on March 26, councilors voted in favour of a recommendation from a strategic and financial planning committee calling for a review of the program. That recommendation emerged from a series of questions presented to the City by a group of concerned citizens. Jim Belfry, one of the authors of the questions and a citizen member of the financial committee, said the review is a step towards accountability and reassurance that the program is worthwhile of the City’s time and money. In total, the projected budget for the program includes $31,400 File photo from the City in HST and $393,000 Colwood Coun. Judith Cullington, in in-kind staff time. who spearheaded Solar Colwood, “I’m satisfied that council has hopes an independent review of addressed the major concerns the project will help boost public that were raised by the citizen confidence in the program. group,” Belfry said, “and (will) come up with a plan that will put ernment. more scrutiny on the project.” Coun. Teresa Harvey said she supColwood staff have been directed ports the review because of inconto look at options for an indepensistent reporting and out of a desire dent review, including the possibility to put the public at ease. The review of a review by the provincial govern- should look at the program from ment’s auditor general for local govthe City’s agreement with Natural

Resources Canada forward, she added. “I think an independent review, particularly because it’s a new program, is the responsible thing for council to do,” Harvey said. “The reporting for the program seems to be inconsistent and the numbers seem to change. Community members can’t seem to get answers to basic questions.” Coun. Judith Cullington, who has spearheaded the Solar Colwood program, agreed that a review is a good idea, for the main purpose of helping the public find confidence in the initiative. “I’m very comfortable because there have been ongoing audits of this program since the beginning,” Cullington said. “What I’m trying to do is lay these fears to rest. ... I think for many people perhaps it will set their minds at rest.” Natural Resources Canada

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(NRCan), which is providing $3.9 million toward the program, has an onsite audit planned for the program starting this month. This audit will include a risk assessment. Management of the program is the City’s responsibility, according to an NRCan spokesperson, but the agency has received all requested information. “To date, NRCan has no concerns with Colwood’s management of our contribution funds,” wrote the spokesperson in an email.

Council also agreed to treat Solar Colwood as an “extraordinary” budget item for the 2012 budget. Though it does not qualify as a supplementary request, the committee, and now council, believes that the program needs special attention beyond a core budget item. This will give the public more of an opportunity to have its say. The only recommendation voted down by council was one asking for a freeze on the program until the review had been completed. Harvey voted in favour of a freeze but found no other support. Belfry said that if council makes a decision to allow a citizen’s audit, both he and fellow Colwood resident George Mess would be willing to do it. Staff will come to council with options at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 10.

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The next steps are designing a landscape plan for trails and signs for the various ecological attributes of the meadow. “There is a lot of preparation before we get planting anything. The project will be beautiful when it’s completed,” MacIsaac said. “It will be another great opportunity for visitors to enjoy Fort Rodd Hill.”

While some staff help create a Garry oak ecological niche, others are drawing up plans to help restore the aging and salt-eaten battlements that make up Fort Rodd Hill. Fort Rodd Hill is considered one of the best preserved coastal artillery sites in North America, but manager Dave King said keeping ahead of repairs is a tough business. The Parks Canada staff are drawing

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up a repair management plan this year for the batteries and barracks. Upper and lower batteries in particular — the reenforced concrete structure that defines the fort — are slowly breaking apart from the inside. Salt air rusts internal steel beams causing expansion called “hydraulic jacking.” King said Parks Canada has a group of experts in historical building and ferroconcrete restoration, but probing into the batteries is fraught with risk. Once holes are drilled, there is no going back. “You have to know what you are doing before you make a hole in a historical building, you’ve got to proceed cautiously,” King said. “If you replace a roof, is it still a historical building? It’s a challenge to retain the original historical fabric while maintaining the integrity of the building. It’s a balancing act. “We have a no-harm rule. We want to do the minimum amount of damage possible,” he continued. “But if you look at the world, this place is in really good shape. We’re lucky in Victoria there is no freeze and thaw.” All buildings at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse are originals from the 1890s to 1950s, except for the small boathouse. King said the management plan will point them to which structures need priority, and the cost for repairs. “The best way to keep historical buildings in good shape is to use them. It’s worse when you let them fall to neglect.”

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During the first three clinics offered to people potentially exposed to hepatitis A, more than 1,000 people received vaccinations. Victoria public health unit staff stayed several hours overtime to keep up with the demand on Monday evening, said Shannon Marshall, spokesperson for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Last week, news broke that an employee of Fairway Market in Quadra Village who worked in the deli had been diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a precaution the health authority advised anyone who consumed non pre-packaged deli food, purchased March 18, 19, 20, 22, 25 or 26, to get vaccinated. The risk of infection “is very low,” Marshall said.

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View Royal docks adrift in a sea of regulations open house, now they’re going to form an advisory committee. Were they going to do that without any of us?” CFB Esquimalt spokesperson Lt. Michael McWhinnie explained in an email that since assuming responsibility for the harbour in 2005, DND has been working toward bringing the harbour up to regulation. DND expects homeowners to voluntarily comply with existing regulations and any issues “will be dealt

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View Royal residents living on Esquimalt Harbour had their first glimpse at the Town’s draft position on guidelines for new private docks. The harbour situation in View Royal is unique and complicated due to the CFB Esquimalt navy base. Esquimalt Harbour is federally owned and subject to federal guidelines for development, unlike most shorelines, which are provincially regulated. For a View Royal resident to build a new dock in Esquimalt Harbour, they have to run a gauntlet of four agencies. View Royal is in charge of environmental development permits. The Department of National Defence has to issue a licence of occupation, essentially a lease of the ground underneath the water. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has guidelines for the protection of fish habitats. Finally, the dock builder has to apply to Transport Canada for a minor works permit. View Royal is trying to come up with a wish list of what the Town and its residents want in terms of dock development guidelines for DND, which has the ultimate say. Up to two public advisory committees are being set up by the Town. The goal is to bring back a new draft in about five months for the public to look at again. Residents at the meeting in March spoke out against overlycomplicated regulations and a lack of communication from the agencies involved.

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View Royal is trying to develop dock development guidelines for Esquimalt Harbour for the Department of National Defence. Some View Royal residents fear their unregulated and decades-old docks may be targeted by DND. Lindsay Chase, director of development services for View Royal, said people need to think in 3-D to get the whole picture. The Town controls the zoning of the surface of the water. The water between the surface and the ocean floor is regulated by DFO. DND controls the ocean floor. “I think you guys at View Royal have got plenty to keep yourselves busy with your streets and your signs and everything else,” said one resident. “Why the hell get your feet wet in my dock area?” The Town is venturing into regulating docks because, for the first time, DND asked the Town’s opinion on new dock applications. There is no policy on which to base that opinion. Many attending feared that existing docks, which in some cases have been there for generations, will be targeted. View Royal Coun. David Screech responded that what DND is asking the Town for is

input on new docks. Any threat to existing docks will come from DND, not View Royal. DND has warned that people with docks without permits of occupation will be asked to bring docks up to regulation. “This is an attempt to find a logical, policy based position where the Town can represent our collective interests in a way that makes good sense,” said Mayor Graham Hill. “We are not striving to stir up the water at all, we’re trying to keep a lid on it and make it better.” View Royal resident Dawn McCooey is trying to form a citizens’ association of dock owners. She owns property on the water that has a non-complying dock that has been there for 60 years. McCooey said View Royal did not give enough notice about the public meeting or the public advisory committees. “They kept saying, ‘Well this is just the first stage,’” McCooey said. “Well, they’ve had their


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ith words like “alert” “scare” and “warning” thrown about, Greater Victorians were told of a potential health hazard this week. Any health issue, of course, must be taken seriously, but when the media get involved, even the risk of a potential threat gets the full-court press. The Vancouver Island Health Authority has a duty to report a threat to public health no matter how small, to help prevent the spread of the disease. It’s the media’s job to help get the word out. So when an employee at a local deli was diagnosed with hepatitis A, a press release was sent to the media to help inform the public of a free immunization clinic set up by VIHA. And the public reacted — in droves. The number of folks that turned up for vaccinations was in the thousands — surely far more than the number of people potentially at risk of infection. The free clinic run by VIHA on Sunday had to turn away 200 people because it had run out of vaccine. The health authority was forced to schedule an additional two days of free immunizations. The vaccine is effective if you receive it within 14 days of exposure. The risk of catching the illness is remote and limited to those who came in contact with contaminated food. There is no indication that any food was contaminated in the first place. The majority of people who get hepatitis A recover in about a month. In rare instances, it can be severe enough to cause death. Once a person has recovered from hepatitis A they can’t get the infection again. There are usually less than two reported cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 people in B.C. each year — that’s fewer than 50 cases. Only one in five or six people actually become ill enough to need medical attention. Credit must go to Fairway Market and their customers who seem to be taking the incident in stride – more so than some who spent their week lining up for a vaccine they didn’t necessarily need.

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ith the Canucks once again The same thing happened last entering the NHL playoffs year, but, in keeping with the times, as a Stanley Cup favourite, the new bad guys resembled charthe City of Vancouver has revealed acters from reality TV. new and improved plans A young water polo profor the riot-in-waiting. tegé was one of the first I was there in 1994, to face the lynch mob, folwhen the first Stanley lowed shortly by a former Cup riot in Vancouver Miss Congeniality. shocked Canadians. I Vancouver’s new plan lived just off Robson tries to balance a crackStreet and only became down on booze in the aware of the carnage downtown with concerns after tear gas flowed about coming off as a through my third-storey place that doesn’t know apartment. Heading down how to have fun. Jim Zeeben to street level, I rememA thoughtful report, coThe Last Word ber seeing my neighbours authored by Winter Olymangry about choking on pic boss John Furlong, pepper spray and seeing cops in was released a few months after last riot gear outside our homes. year’s riot. The police themselves were Reading between the lines, noticeably confused and fearful, there’s a sense that a lot of people Clearly it wasn’t a good mix. Fortumade mistakes — from excitable nately the mood quickly dissipated kids caught in the moment to a along with the last of the tear gas. city hall that thought it had seen Soon, the residents and officers everything after hosting Gold Medal were enjoying free coffee together, hockey. But the Olympics are not courtesy of the corner Blenz store. pro sports. It was a surreal time, for sure. The Riots after club teams win chamrumour was that small groups of pionships are relatively common in thugs were to blame. North America, whether it’s for the Apparently they co-ordinated NBA Lakers in Los Angeles, MLB their looting with cellphones — still Tigers in Detroit or the NHL Canasomething of a novelty in 1994 — diens in Montreal. and cases of empty wine bottles, The difference with Vancouwhich were smashed to manipulate ver is that riots happen after the the police response and, in turn, team loses. To be a Vancouver fan disorient the crowd. I should be requires you to suppress a certain clear that official reviews I’ve read level of denial. of the riot don’t mention these speUnlike the sad-sack Leafs or even cific tactics. For all I know, these the re-born Senators, fans of the conspirators only existed as a way Canucks can’t point to a time longfor people to make sense of what ago when the team earned the right we had just experienced. to hoist The Cup. You can tease an After the anger and fear, it’s reasOilers fan all you like, but you can’t suring to have someone to blame. take away the smugness that comes

with cheering for a former dynasty. When Boston fans goaded Vancouver fans, it struck a chord with a primal immaturity that many young men struggle with. When the Canucks crapped out in Game 7 4-0, their fans lost their right to the swagger that comes with backing a winner. The sense of humiliation was palatable and, unfortunately, it seems too many fans tried to save face by lashing out where they could. Seeing images of a burning cop car makes it tough to think of a riot as a growing pain but hopefully last year was cathartic enough that such extremes don’t have to happen again. Of course, something even more important has been lost in the debate over whether young morons or inadequate policing is more to blame. The riot itself, with damages estimated at around $4 million, was a relatively minor event. It happened suddenly and was cleaned up quickly. It became bigger than life because of the comprehensive television coverage and unforgettable photos — I’d bet that infamous shot of the kissing couple is worth almost $4 million to Vancouver’s international reputation. Here’s hoping the Canucks have a long and ultimately successful run once the playoffs get underway on Wednesday. Like many fans, I’m cheering for both a Stanley Cup championship and a chance to show the world we can celebrate without the mayhem. —Jim Zeeben is an Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks fan and an editor with Black Press in Greater Victoria.

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n an interview with one of our more. “Hopeful, let’s put it that Vancouver Island papers before way,” he replied. Christmas, B.C. Conservative Van Dongen’s explosive deparleader John Cummins ture was arranged, with made a bold predicCummins’ help, for tion that he would have maximum damage to party status before the Premier Christy Clark. general election in May Van Dongen notified the 2013. B.C. Liberal caucus that That’s four seats, and he was quitting. it wasn’t based on an Then, in a questionunlikely sweep of the able use of legislature Chilliwack-Hope and privileges, he launched Port Moody-Coquitlam a broadside on Clark’s by-elections, now set integrity. Tom Fletcher for April 19. He hinted He cited the $6-million he was getting calls legal payout in the B.C. B.C. Views from MLAs looking to Rail sale, a decision join up, after a Novemmade before Clark’s ber Angus Reid poll showed a time, and the recent collapse of a sudden surge to 18 per cent for deal to sell naming rights to B.C. his resurgent brand. Place. We now know that one of those He described the B.C. Libercallers was Abbotsford South als as “an organization headed MLA John van Dongen. for failure,” then announced he’s I asked Cummins on Friday if joined the B.C. Conservatives. he is still confident about three Cummins then joined van Don-

gen at a hotel news conference across the street, as the former Gordon Campbell cabinet minister disclosed he has hired his own lawyer to dig through the roomful of paper from the B.C. Rail case once again. Auditor General John Doyle is already in court seeking access to details of the $6 million in lawyer bills, which the Attorney General’s ministry hasn’t provided because it doesn’t have them. These delicate matters were farmed out to yet more independent lawyers. Independent special prosecutor Bill Berardino also spent seven years and many more millions on the B.C. Rail case, including the role of Clark’s lobbyist brother, Bruce. He didn’t find the smoking gun now sought by van Dongen. This effort seems designed more for political revenge in an election year than to clarify the sorry legacy of the B.C. Rail sale

that has already been examined through two provincial elections. Van Dongen was at the top of everyone’s list of disgruntled B.C. Liberals. During last year’s leadership contest, he muttered darkly about not only B.C. Rail, but also the integrity of fellow Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong. Now Clark is van Dongen’s target, with Cummins standing beside him trying to look statesman-like. Of course van Dongen drove himself out of cabinet long before Clark returned. Chronic speeding by a public safety minister is a tough sell. I asked Cummins about the reluctance of key cabinet ministers Kevin Falcon and George Abbott to confirm they are running again. His aw-shucks friendly-grandpa modesty precludes speculation, but he did allow it’s “maybe a comment on the state of affairs in the Liberal caucus.”

Reporters started surveying government MLAs after Falcon and Abbott kept their options open for 2013. For the record, fellow ministers Terry Lake, Shirley Bond, Pat Bell, Mary Polak, Rich Coleman and Stephanie Cadieux all said they are firmly on Clark’s election team. Independent-minded backbenchers Bill Bennett and Kevin Krueger also saluted the B.C. Liberal banner. Randy Hawes allowed that he’s 65, so if he leaves it will be for the golf course. As I was talking with Cummins, B.C. Conservative advisor Randy White was assuring the Abbotsford News that more defections are coming. Cummins has people for the dirty work. —Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

LETTERS Happy to have fire training in View Royal Re: Firefighting training shouldn't be near homes, Letters, March 30, 2012. Thank you to our View Royal volunteer firefighters. I believe that the business model, design and location for the new View Royal fire hall and emergency services training area is not only the best bang for my tax dollar but is the best way to keep the peace of mind I have come to enjoy as a resident of View Royal. Keeping this facility in town not only saves us money but ensures that the volunteers that train there are always close by to answer the call — not many miles and precious minutes away. Bear in mind also that this training facility doubles as a disaster recovery facility. Living on Helmcken Road, I can appreciate how inconvenient it is waking at 3 a.m. to the sound of multiple sirens blazing past — I can also attest to the amount of noise training can generate — as the View Royal volunteers often train in the evenings in the school parking lot right across the street from us. However, the noise is rarely louder than one might make using a gas powered weed-wacker or hedge trimmer around the yard. And it is with a sense of thanks that I take these minor inconveniences in stride. Thanks to the volunteers who dedicate themselves to train hard and answer the call whatever time of day, and thanks to the View Royal town council, administration and staff for their hard work in creating a sustainable design and business model

for the new facility that meets our communities needs for such essential services. We should be proud of this new facility and show that pride through our support of the project and offer our thanks to the many people that work quite selflessly on our behalf to give us such valuable peace of mind. Brian Slater View Royal

Non driving youth to shape planning As reported in the New York Times in March, General Motors needs help solving one of the most vexing problems facing the car industry: Many young consumers today just do not care that much about cars. “That is a major shift from the days when the car stood at the center of youth culture and wheels served as the ultimate gateway to freedom and independence.” A generation ago, “Young drivers proudly parked Impalas at a drive-in movie theater, lusted over cherry red Camaros as the ultimate sign of rebellion”. Today Facebook, Twitter and text messaging allow teenagers and 20-somethings to connect without wheels. High gas prices and environmental concerns don’t help matters. As reported: “They think of a car as a giant bummer,” and “Think about your dashboard. It’s filled with nothing but bad news.” There is data to support these observations. The Times indicated in 2008, 46.3 per cent of potential drivers 19 years old and younger had drivers licences, compared with 64.4 per cent in 1998, according to the Federal

Highway Administration, and drivers aged 21 to 30 drove 12 perc ent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 1995. Forty-six percent of drivers aged 18 to 24 said they would choose Internet access over owning a car, according to the quoted research firm. Automobiles have fallen in the public estimation of younger people. In a survey of 3,000 consumers born from 1981 to 2000, a generation marketers called the Millennials, a marketing firm asked which of 31 brands they preferred. Not one car brand ranked in the top 10, lagging far behind companies like Google and Nike. This has broad implications for urban planners and transportation decision makers as they need to accommodate the future generations that will embrace mass transit. My generation that as teenagers embraced Camaros, Mustangs and Firebirds need to realize that our kids do not share our passions for wasting fuel and energy just to sit in traffic. The New York Times article laments the automakers concerns to attract new drivers to replace the older drivers who will eventually disappear. This is analogous to Kodak’s effort to push film as we entered the digital age. Avi Ickovich Langford

Light rail transit expensive, restrictive The ridership just doesn’t exist in the proposed rapid-transit corridor between Victoria and Langford to justify the full-scale LRT cost.

The system would need to be at least three times busier during peak periods to even begin to approach efficient use of infrastructure and the associated costs to operate it. More traffic congestion is caused by the LRT: one breakdown causes backups, and they cannot reroute rails. Planners and engineers don’t need to agonize too much when choosing transit technology. Ridership projections make the choice obvious: Buses. If area councils had endorsed and funded long-term plan for a transit add-on of this magnitude 10 or 15 years ago — a plan that would that included light rail, and buses — we’d probably see a couple of kilometres of new track built every year until that plan was complete. So, no, Greater Victoria can not afford an LRT or other rail options. But we can afford a realistic, sensible and affordable plan first and then plan for 2030. William Perry Victoria

Solar Colwood an affordable success It was with shock and dismay that I read a letter in a local publication by Ernie Robertson, a former Colwood council member, which was riddled with falsehoods. He criticizes the previous administration and he was part of that council. The actual fact of the matter is that the Solar Colwood program is proving to be a success at a good price. The program is subject to audits from Natural Resources Canada with all costs carefully

tracked. Colwood taxpayers will only contribute some $31,000 over the three-year program which represents 0.3 per cent of the total budget for the plan. Homeowners have received some $155,000 in federal grant money, making the program one of the most successful in this area. Pierre Vallee Colwood

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A 20-year-old Vancouver man was arrested in Saanich Monday night while carrying a replica .45 calibre pistol, a 12.5-inch kitchen knife, a five-inch throwing knife, a box cutter, a balaclava and makeshift handcuffs — all “for protection.” Saanich police were called to St. Patricks elementary school on Trent Street around 11:20 p.m. from a neighbour who suspected seeing two males drinking on the school grounds. A patrol officer made contact with the young men and immediately suspected they had been drinking and smoking marijuana. The officer searched the 20-yearold male and first found a heavyduty plastic zip-tie, identical to what police use as makeshift handcuffs.

A continued search uncovered the throwing knife, the box cutter and the kitchen knife. A second officer attended and continued the search, which uncovered the replica weapon — a pellet gun. When questioned by the officers about why he was carrying the weapons, the man told the police it was for protection. A search of his backpack uncovered the balaclava and a pair of black leather gloves. “Not often do we see all these items in one persons’ possession,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. “You put it all together and investigators can draw significant conclusions for what (the items) could have been used for.” The man was arrested and a subsequent background check uncovered he was wanted on an outstanding assault warrant from Victoria police.

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Wall of dreams Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

The Boulders Climbing Gym society said if you build it, they will come. The promise was fulfilled as the gym announced it will host World Youth Climbing Championships in August, 2013. This Easter long weekend will see a warm-up as the world-class facility hosts its first major competition — Youth Western Regionals. What Kimanda Jarzebiak calls the “biggest outdoor stage in Victoria” will be filled with climbers for the weekend. B.C. climber Sean McColl, who finished the world cup season second overall, will be coming from France to compete. “It’s great for our climbers to see these top athletes in our facility,” said Jarzebiak, chair of the Boulders Climbing Gym Society. Spectators are welcome to gather in the field at Stelly’s secondary to watch as climbers compete in two disciplines: speed and technical climbing. Speed tends to be popular with spectators, Jarzebiak said. Two climbers tackle a 15-metre route with a four-degree overhang. The route is the same around the world, meaning it can create a world record, which currently sits at 6.26

seconds. The Boulders record is 10.54 seconds held by Robert Stewart Patterson who comes with sister Alison from Kamloops to train at the Central Saanich gym. Students from across Greater Victoria and as far off as South Africa also made the move to the school this year as Stelly’s started its climbing academy in September. The first climbing gym at Stelly’s was built in the mid 1990s, and the facility grew to its current 4,500 square feet of space in the summer of 2005. With demand far outweighing the space, Boulders broke ground last spring on the expansion. When it opened late last year, the total build cost turned out to be $3 million. “We are still $352,000 short,” Jarzebiak said. But there are a couple of naming rights remaining, including one wall and the yoga-dance studio. The old gym will still be used for classes and is mid-renovations to create more teaching space. “We’ve got amazing bouldering, teaching space, and then when they progress, this is here for them,” Jarzebiak said. The facility includes 5,000 square feet more of climbing space at a 60-foot height and more difficult terrain in a new hangar at the back of the old gym. The entire south wall opens to

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A life altering moment Laura Lavin News Staff

Victoria singer Sachika had plenty to be grateful for last Thanksgiving, the next day however, she was sure she was about to die. “I had a serious accident on the Malahat six months ago. I almost died. After, I was sitting on the side of the road thinking, ‘I’m not doing what I love. I really have to try again with music,’” she said. Sachika’s 1995 BMW hydroplaned off the highway and hit a concrete barrier, pushing it over the cliff. “I swerved into oncoming traffic … I took a chance and went between two cars and hit the barrier. … I said to (my passenger Bruce Cookson) ‘we’re going to die’ – I was that scared, and he said, ‘No we’re not.’” The car was obliterated but Sachika and Cookson suffered no serious injuries. After a trip to the hospital, she went directly to the recording studio and sang for four hours. “It solidified in my mind that life is too short to not do what you

love,” she said. She decided to take her ICBC settlement, and a leap of faith and head to Montreal’s Piccolo studio to record her single Not Gunna Play. “It was amazing. I feel so blessed, so grateful. You always have to balance making a living with doing your dream, your art, whatever it is for an artist. I felt so supported (by friends and family).” Prior to the crash, Sachika, 32, was close to giving up on her dream. Her last CD was recorded nine years ago and “paying the bills” left her little time to concentrate on singing. “You don’t realize how a car accident really messes you up mentally,” she said. “The situation could have gone so many ways. I’m really blessed it went the way it did.” Director Michael Worth, who produced the music video for Cole Grifter’s Habit, convinced her to make a video to go along with her single. “It’s been wild. I recorded the single at Christmas and Michael said ‘Let’s do a video,’ and so many people donated their time


and we did it for $2,000 … it’s just wild,” she said. Worth partnered with local artist/body painter Kristin Grant and choreographer Jessica Hickman to set the scene. “Set designer Eva Yager, a designer and wedding planner bridged Worth and Sachika’s concept into the third dimension,” said assistant director Mia Bailly. “(They) created a visually stunning and cutting-edge experience that will captivate the audience.” The video is a stylish and avantgarde period piece. Cinevic, the artist-run cooperative, also loaned its Many Canasupport to the dian College of project. Performing Arts “It’s really students prothe vision of vided assistance the director as extras during Michael Worth the shoot, and Sharon Tiffin/News staff set and Sachika – materials it’s their vision,” were provided by said Bailly. “It’s quite neat the way the Belfry Theatre. everything came together.” “I don’t think I knew what I was Bailly said assistance from doz- getting myself into,” said Sachika. ens of volunteers gave the work “a “Michael has grown so much in his great community feel.” craft and so have I. It was great to

Victoria singer Sachika in a still from her video, shot with Canadian College of Performing Arts students including Eric Mazimpaka (inset) who is being body painted by Kristin Urbanheart Grant. Eric Clark/ECC Photography

network and get people on board. “I just reviewed the footage, I was worried about what it would look like, I have such high ambitions for it, Much Music and the Ellen Show. For it to be a contender, it has to really be special.” So far, she is enthusiastic about the results and with the addition of editor Denver Jackson, she is sure it will be a success. “For me it’s an empowerment song,” she said.

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Folkies have high hopes Sidney venue draws fans Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Amid the vibrant folk music scene of Calgary decades ago, Bob de Wolff discovered the next big talent – James Keelaghan.. “He was a Calgary boy with a very fine singing voice. We’ve been following his career since he was 18,” de Wolff said. “We were one of several people on the Calgary scene that invested in his first record, and have remained a fan of his through his 11 records.” Decades later, James Keelaghan will perform at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. “Bob was one of the first guys who ever hired me back when I was 18 years old,” Keelaghan said. “It’s a real pleasure to be coming out and doing a concert with him. And he insisted we bring his favourite bass player David Woodhead. “We call him Oaken noggen,” he chuckled. “He’s worth the price of admission alone.” People can look forward to being entertained with some great tunes and tales, said Keelaghan. “I tend to write a lot of story songs, storytelling is a main part of what I do. They’re songs that are relevant to today,” Keelaghan said. “It’s going to be a great evening of music. The combination of me and David is a powerful duo.” “You can see him as a storyteller, a storyteller about Canada. His songs are heartfelt, they bring

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James Keelaghan will perform, along with bassist David Woodhead, at the Mary Winspear Centre on April 7. strong emotions and also he has rabid fans,” de Wolff added. De Wolff is a director of the Deep Cove Folk Music Society that meets at St. John’s United Church once a month. They wanted to bring larger names in folk music to the Peninsula, and started last year with a wellattended Lennie Gallant concert. “There are people too expensive for the 100 seat venue [at St. John’s]. “We really like the idea of having folks of this stature in our own theatre in Sidney” de Wolff said. “We’re hoping – given success with this concert – we expect to do a concert series, perhaps three or four a year in places like the Mary Winspear, of people of stature in the roots

community in Canada.” He expects success from award-winning singer and songwriter Keelaghan “He has a special talent. (He’s) Canadian, a person who we think the world of as a person who is not only a fine singer and songwriter, but he’s also really intelligent in the way that he approaches the audience,” de Wolff said. “His concerts are both fun as well as, I hate to say, educational.” Keelaghan performs Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets are $25 available at 250-656-0630 or online at reporter@peninsulanewsreview. com

The search is on for Victoria’s best books Authors and illustrators from Greater Victoria are invited to participate in the Victoria Book Prize Society’s annual awards which include the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize honours members of the literary community. The $5,000 prize is awarded to a local author for the best book published in the preceding year in the categories of poetry, non-fiction and fiction. Established in 2004, the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize is a partnership between the City of Victoria and Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies. “We are pleased to continue our commitment to supporting arts and culture in the community,” said Mayor Dean Fortin. “For the ninth year, the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize will honour literary achievement and showcase the incredibly talented authors who contribute to our great city.” The $5,000 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize will be awarded to an author or illustrator of children’s literature. The prize was created in 2008 by Mel Bolen

of Bolen Books to provide authors of children’s and youth literature an increased opportunity for recognition. “The 2012 gala celebrating local writers and illustrators will take place Oct. 17 at the Union Club. We are looking forward to another wonderfully entertaining evening which showcases our wide range of talented writers,” said Lorna MacDonald, president of the Victoria Book Prize Society. “Our community is very fortunate to have so much talent and a supportive, appreciative audience.” Books must have been published between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 to be considered. Submissions can be made to the Victoria Book Prize Society, c/o Target Storage Ltd., #15 – 747 Princess Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1K5 between April 1 and May 31, 2012. Submissions may be delivered in person from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For awards applications and submission guidelines, visit www. and click on latest news.

How do you stack up against past winners? Previous City of Victoria Butler Book Prize winners include Kevin Patterson for Country of Cold in 2004, Terrence Young for After Goodlake’s in 2005, Mark Zuehlke for Holding Juno in 2006, Bill Gaston for Gargoyles in 2007, Arleen Paré for Paper Trail in 2008, Patrick Lane for Red Dog, Red Dog in 2009, Frances Backhouse for Children of the Klondike in 2010; and Jack Hodgins for The Master of Happy Endings in 2011. Previous Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize winners include Chris Tougas for Mechanimals in 2008, Penny Draper for Graveyard of the Sea in 2009, Sylvia Olsen for Counting on Hope in 2010; and Kristi Bridgeman, Illustrator for Uirapurú in 2011.

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Cycling festival jumping ahead Whether it’s the stream of commuters along the Galloping Goose, or the smaller but cultish Thursday night mountain bike ride that’s spanned1,200 straight weeks dating back to the 1980s, Fawcett saw a lifeblood of cycling Travis Paterson that needed to be celebrated. News staff “We’re just tapping into the love of cycling here and bringing Victoria’s biggest summer it out. I think what makes Victoria event is rolling in on two wheels. the cycling capital of Canada is its Upwards of 40,000 people — a diversity, with so many different rare site on the streets of old Vicstyles and events like this.” toria — are expected to Fawcett approached Tourpass through the Inner ism Victoria two years ago Harbour during the and credits Helen Welch, final weekend of the the vice president of visitor Victoria International services and market develCycling Festival, which opment for her response. runs June 1 to 24. “She was very receptive. Hanging high are two It hasn’t been an accident of the festival’s bigger Rob Fawcett that this is so popular. A lot events, Jumpship (June of the powers-that-be on 22 to 24) and Ryder various committees around Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria (June town have been supportive from 24), which will bring viewers and the start.” riders alike to a bottle neck of The biggest change on the beer gardens, big air jumps and downtown front is the continued music in front of the Fairmont emphasis on making the final Empress hotel and Legislature weekend a festival atmosphere building. that balances beers with gears. It’s all part of a festival that’s The lawn of the Empress will growing rapidly in just its second have a beer garden, and so will year, said executive director Rob Jumpship. Fawcett. “Most everything about the “We have over a dozen indifestival will be bigger and better,” vidual events spread out over the said course designer Jordie Lunn, month, each are their own entity who had it approved by the Frewith individual sponsors all comeride Mountain Bike World Tour ing under the festival’s umbrella.” Association. Fawcett, a mountain biker by The Parksville turned North passion, came here eight years Vancouver resident leaned on his ago and clicked into Victoria’s experience as a pro downhiller cycling scene. before studying at Camosun Col-

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Jason Nickels is ready to roll as organizer of Roller Jam, the newest event at June’s Victoria International Cycling Festival. lege. During his college time he lived in the backwoods of Langford and focused on freeriding. Jumpship will feature 30 of the top-ranked freeride cyclists in the world, with contests running the

weekend of June 22 to 24, with the Camp of Champions airbag on hand for practice. “The plan was to have (Jumpship) completely bigger in every way. This year’s (event) will start

on the terrace at road level and connect with a ramp to a much bigger barge, with a couple of features in the parking lot.” Lunn is part of the Dockside Mountain Biking Society, an eightperson board created to handle Jumpship and possibly other events on Vancouver Island in the future. Easily the biggest spectator draw of the festival, Jumpship’s freeriding glamour could have some of the spotlight stolen by the introduction of the Roller Jam Dual Slalom course on Belleville Street. On Saturday (June 23), trial bikes will race a different style of man-made course. Roller Jam is an observed trial competition where cyclists conquer a series of challenging obstacles. “It’s the first observed trial competition in Victoria. Turning it into a race is an added element for onlookers,” said organizer Jason Nickels. The 23-day festival revs up with the 20th anniversary of the Bastion Grand Prix on June 3. Cyclists will zip around the 900 metre Bastion criterium race at speeds of almost 65 kilometres per hour. The Bastion race is the third and final part of the Robert Cameron Law series. It starts with the Russ Hays time trial on Dallas Road on June 1, followed by the Metchosin Road Race on June 2. For more on the Victoria International Cycling Festival, see vicf. ca.

Leader among Canadian high-performance athletes passes away Canada’s high-performance athletic community lost a key member on April 2 with the sudden death of Dr. Gord Sleivert. The doctor of physiology was vice-president of Canadian Sport Centre Pacific. He worked out of the agency’s office at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence in Saanich. Sleivert had been with CSC Pacific since 2003. He died on Monday evening while

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Jesken Aerie Assisted Living Facility EASTER BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER Sat, April 7, 11am-2pm 817 Goldstream Ave (extra parking in rear of Lawyers ofďŹ ce).

All proceeds from this community event are going to the Recreation Department of this non-proďŹ t facility. Delicious Easter bake goods and pies at great low prices

UKRAINIAN EASTER BAKE SALE Sat, April 7, 10am-2pm St. George’s Ukrainian Church, 1100 Colville Road Featuring Traditional Easter Breads, Frozen Cabbage Rolls, Perogies, Kobassa and more. Hot Ukrainian Lunch avail

Notice is hereby given by

West Coast Super Storage Ltd., 3220 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC, V9Z 0K8 that the following item(s) will be open for bids between 9am-12pm on

April 14, 2012 on the premises to cover costs incurred. Only CASH accepted. *Darren Henwood (AS113) –2001 Ubilt utility trailer VIN:nil

INFORMATION Start Saving Your Bottles!

Gorge Masters Soccer Team Bottle Drive Fundraiser for World Cup Masters April 21st, Hampton Park from 10 am-1 pm

MATURE GENTLEMAN would like to meet adventurous lady for companionship. Reply to Box 848 c/o 117 777 Goldstream Ave, V9B 5B7

TRAVEL TRAVEL OAHU WAIKIKI condo- 2 wks, 1 bdrm, 2 bath, full kitchen. Andy, (250)595-7403.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 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

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



Administrative and Marketing Assistant Greater Victoria Newspapers Black Press Greater Victoria Newspapers, including Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and Goldstream News Gazette, requires a Temporary 30 hour work week Administrative and Marketing Assistant, due to a maternity leave vacancy. A creative and organized individual, you will coordinate various marketing activities while playing an important role in the administration of our sales and creative team. From coordinating events to managing projects through our talented creative department, your focus on the importance of timelines is complemented by general administration expertise. Our ideal candidate enjoys the creative and administrative function of marketing and is always willing to pitch in to get the job done. Together with general marketing duties, you will also provide administrative support to the management team.


AUCTION SALE Notice is hereby given by

West Coast Super Storage Ltd., 3220 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC, V9Z 0K8 that the following item(s) will be open for bids between 9am-12pm on

April 14, 2012 on the premises to cover costs incurred. Only CASH accepted. *Shane Fortune (ENC7056B) –Household goods


RANKED THE #1 COMMERCIAL CLEANING FRANCHISE FOR 25 YEARS! Training, equipment, contracts, ongoing operational support. Call for info:

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.



You are organized, upbeat and thrive in a fast pace environment. You have a passion for the advertising business and work well in busy sales and creative environment. You have experience with Microsoft OfďŹ ce including Word and Excel. Most of all, you have a high level of energy and bring a positive attitude to your job every day. Black Press is Canada's largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. ResumĂŠs with cover letter should be forwarded by April 10, 2012 to: Oliver Sommer, Advertising Director 818 Broughton St. Victoria BC V8W 1E4 e-mail: fax: (250) 386-2624 Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

250-389-0214. Be in business for yourself . . . Not by yourself. DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS WANTED: TerriďŹ c career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneďŹ ts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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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.

VIC INVESTMENTS INC 4-1 48 Maquinna Ave, Zeballos, BC, V0P 2A0 we are looking to hire 2 Head Cooks, Permanent, F/T, $13.70/hr. High school, certiďŹ cate or diploma as a cook or 2 to 3 yrs experience in International, Mexican, Italian. Duties: cook complete meals or individual dishes, prepare & cook special meals. Schedule & supervise kitchen. Apply to:

MEDICAL/DENTAL THE LEMARE GROUP has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. This is a permanent fulltime position located in Port McNeill. The position requires organization, accuracy and multitasking. Must be friendly, energetic and proďŹ cient with switchboards/computers. Full beneďŹ t package. Fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: ofďŹ


F/T Experienced

Pharmacy Assistant with excellent customer service skills to work in a full service pharmacy. Applicant should have experience with Kroll. Previous compounding experience would be an asset. Located at 3540 Blanshard St. (next to the Saanich Medical Clinic), Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30. Please apply with resume and references.

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Telemarketing/Inside Sales Representative Black Press community newspapers group is seeking a motivated and cheerful individual to join our advertising sales team. The right candidate will bring excellent customer service and telephone selling skills and enjoys working with our sales team and advertising clients. You are creative, organized and thrive in a competitive market with frequent deadlines. Candidates for this position are results oriented and possess the ability to service existing clients, develop new business and understand meeting sales targets. Ideally you have experience in telephone sales or service environment with a focus on client interaction. This position is located in downtown Victoria and involves selling advertising for the Victoria News Daily, the community newspaper group, Monday Magazine plus related newspaper and on line products. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. We offer a competitive salary plus commission, beneďŹ ts and opportunity to grow your career. Deadline to apply is April 18, 2012. Please forward resume and cover letter to: Oliver Sommer, Director Advertising Sales Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E4 email:

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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.

ALL CONTENTS 2 bdrm Apt, newer leather sofa, solid wood entertainment centre, 2 bdrm suites. Call 250-382-0562.









BEAR MTN area- suite in new house, 2 bdrms, ground floor. Laundry. $1100. inclds utils. Great views. Call 250-8867755, 1-250-724-1920.

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


$50-$1000 CASH


For scrap vehicle

Capriet Rental 1.250.381.5048

WE BUY HOUSES 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!


TRADES, TECHNICAL SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or fax 250-283-2115. Email:

CORDOVA BAY- cozy 2 bdrm grd level, W/D, hydro incld, $920 mo. Appt (250)658-4760. ESQUIMALT, 1 bdrm + den, bright, very quiet, shared W/D, fenced yard, all utils incl’d, $800. 250-744-3180 before 7.

Call: 1-250-616-9053

GLANFORD. LARGE 2 bdrm, Bright & quiet. Reno’d kitch & bdrm closet. W/D, full bath, storage, priv entr, small yrd, near bus, amens. NS/NP, $1030. heat, h/w, hydro/internet incld. Refs. 250-704-0197.


GORGE AREA, large 1bdrm, main level suite, N/P, N/S, $800 + 1/3 hydro (approx $50 mo) Call Rob 250-727-2843.


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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

SOOKE- 2 bdrm condo, fully furnished or not, 5 appls, huge patio, $1,075/mo. Steps to water. Call 1-780-459-4999.

NEW/USED Furniture, Mattress STOCK REDUCTION Sale! Lots, Cheap! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. Visa, M/C

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


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.

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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

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



KAWAI GRAND PIANO, $10,000. 5’10” ebony satin polish with matching bench. KG-2C. New condition & beautiful tone. Sherlock Manning upright piano excellent condition, $500. or 250-479-5238.

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

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


CALL: 250-727-8437

CORDOVA BAY. $609,900. 3 bdrm, 3 ba. Motivated. Priced below appraisal 250-818-5397

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO COLWOOD CORNERS- 3rd floor, elevator, 1 bdrm apt, W/D, F/S, D/W, fireplace, balcony, $875/mo. Avail Apr 1. Parking incld. 250-474-6855.

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

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.

BUILDING SUPPLIES 75 60’l FLAT wood trusses, 200’x14” I beam, Air Con/H pump. 250-886-2658.

HOMES FOR RENT BRAND New 3bedroom & den house in Sooke. $1,500/mo including utilities. 13th mo free & $500 move in allowance. 250-216-5395 LANGFORD- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 1200sq ft upper, fully renovated, deck, wood F/P, 6 appls, large south yard. Storage. Available Now. $1500, N/S, pet’s negotible. References. 250-516-3453.

SMALL 3-BDRM house. Newly updated. Large yard, storage shed, W/D. $1450.+ utils. Text or call (250)858-2763.


SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, 2pm-4pm, Apr 7 & 8 and Apr 14 & 15. James Bay Seniors rental 202-455 Kingston Street, Services include daily meals, housekeeping, 24 hr staff+ more. Privately owned come to the Camelot. Call Luella at 250-519-0550.

FRIENDLY FRANK 10 JIGSAW puzzles, $1 each. Call 250-656-5618. CHEST OF drawers w/ 4 drawers and a night table, $50 (both). Call 250-478-4703.


MAN’S SUIT, Grey, 36” waist, 5’8” height. $55. obo. Call 250727-9425.

ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

C. SAANICH, room for rent (ASAP), $450. 778-426-2294 after 8:30pm or leave mess.


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


MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231.

SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY, BRIGHT, upper level 2 bdrm, full bath, yard, storage, new patio, parking, W/D, N/S, N/P, ref’s, 1 year lease, a May. 1, $1150. 778-426-4556. SOOKE: HALF months free rent, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, stunning ocean views, pets cons, $1250. (Now). (778)433-1618

WANTED TO RENT HOST FAMILIES needed for Quebec and International High School students attending St.Margaret’s School (July 1 - August 4). Double placement. Remuneration $1600. Contact Michelle at 250.385.0583 or

WESTSHORE, SMALL detached cottage/cabin, under $500 mo. No wireless devices within 100 feet. 250-391-0067

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: (click credit approval)


SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421

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. $11,995 OBO, 250 466 4156 Bill


Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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

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.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 92 NISSAN Pathfinder, fully loaded, 5 spd, good cond., $2,100 obo. (250)216-2418.


CARS 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. $14,750 o.b.o. 250-466-4156

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

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST! with a classified ad


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

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

Today’s Solution


COLWOOD: UTILS incl. Furn, on bus route, walking distance to beach & Royal Roads. NS, pets neg. $550. 250-889-4499.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

SOOKE: HALF months free rent, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, stunning ocean views, pets cons, $750. (Now). Call (778)433-1618.

FREE Tow away

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

OAK BAY- (near Uvic), furnished main floor, 2 bdrm+ study, 2 bath, piano, F/P, hardwood flrs, 6 appls, sunny & quiet, garden. Avail now. $1350 (negotiable), all inclusive. 250-590-1012.

TILLICUM HOUSING, $600, $400. All incl, quiet, clean. 778-977-8288, 250-220-1673.

METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

LANGFORD, 1 bdrm grd flr suite, own ent & patio, Full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, in-suite lndry. Utils incl. Near shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, bus route. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-474-0079. DL# 7557

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

250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Lawn & Garden. Specializing in aeration, weed/moss control, pwr rake, hedges & tree pruning. Stump, blackberry & ivy removal, 24yrs exp, WCB. ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests, rototill. (250)882-3129 DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. 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 RENO MEN. Ref’s. Senior’s Discount. BBB. Free Estimates. Call 250-885-9487. Photos: IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs.

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

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

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920.

FREE ESTIMATES Journeyman Carpenters specializing in reno’s, decks, stairs & fences. Senior discounts! 250-886-7521 CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278 NEED HELP cleaning your house? Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940. 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. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

CONTRACTORS BATHROOM REMODELING. “Gemini Baths” Plumb, Elec. Tile, Cabinets. 250-896-9302.

DRAFTING & DESIGN DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Expert in new homes & renos. References. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.


HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

✭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.

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

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

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 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

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.


FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

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

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


MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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.

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545. WEST HARBOUR Const. Ext/Int. Reno’s; Finishing carpentry, windows, doors, drywall, decks, painting, hardwood & laminate floor installation. Res/comm. 250419-3598,

HOME REPAIRS HANDYPERSONS 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.

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



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.

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

A&R ROOFING Ltd. Residential & Commercial. New & reroofing expert. Torch-on, cedar shakes, roof repairs, gutter cleaning. WCB covered. Free estimates. Mike 250-516-3944


CA$H for CAR$



2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

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.


SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. HAULING & RECYCLING. 250-889-5794. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SUMMIT IRRIGATION Services. Certified sprinkler systems. Property maintenance, more. Call James at 250-883-1041.

Peacock Painting



STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.


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

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

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

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


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

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

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

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

88 Sims, $425,000

11075 Salal Pl, $725,000

3416 Turnstone, $469,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124

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

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

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pg. 18

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

pg. 18

104-1450 Beach Dr, $325,000

5-1096 Stoba, $339,900

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

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

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pg. 12

3393 Henderson, $649,000 pg. 35

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

1-833 Princess, $299,900 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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pg. 10

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

pg. 19

1632 Seahaven, $299,000 pg. 40

pg. 15

pg. 10

407-1155 Yates St, $268,000 Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

4202-2829 Arbutus Rd

pg. 35

114 Lekwammen Dr, $267,888 Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

1632 Seahaven, $299,800 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

1020 Richardson, $779,900

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

Saturday 1-4 Re/Mac Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-744-3301 pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333 pg. 6

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 25

pg. 8

4674 Lochside, $1,048,000

13-1182 Colville, $419,900 Sunday 12-1:30 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680 pg. 39

1110-Wallace Dr, $735,000

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Joseph Martin, 250-474-4176

pg. 20

620 Lomax, $1,275,000 pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed 250-858-3585

pg. 39

971 Huckleberry Tce., $379,900 pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray 250-744-3301

pg. 40

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

pg. 21

pg. 23

pg. 15

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

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

pg. 25

Saturday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke 250-478-9600

pg. 39

Saturday & Monday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jan Dickson, 250-418-5805

Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Ltd James Bridge 250 656-0911

pg. 40

Saturday 1-2:30 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

pg. 5

68 Regina, $409,900 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 21

487 Ker pg. 20

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

pg. 26

pg. 22

Daily 12-4 exc Easter Sunday DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

Saturday 2:45-4:00 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Burke, 250-384-8124

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

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 14

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

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

pg. 14

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

pg. 11

pg. 26

pg. 16

pg. 27

3452 Sunheights, $535,000

pg. 39

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

pg. 39

957 Shawnigan Lake, $319,900

837 Gannet, $468,900 pg. 6

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

pg. 27

Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat & Sun 11-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Daniel Weiss 250 383-1500

1250 Craigflower

208-4394 West Saanich, $374,900

7161 West Saanich, $269,900

302-611 Brookside, $399,000

6255 Selkirk, $519,000

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

Friday & Saturday 11-1 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner 250 477-5353

Daily 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Don King 250 656-4626

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

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pg. 25

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre

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

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

pg. 20

pg. 25

pg. 37

720 Linden Ave, $699,900 pg. 11

pg. 26

662 Goldstream Ave., $249,900

557 Delora Dr, $519,900

201-9959 Third St Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing, 250-360-7387

3019 Dornier

117-643 Granderson, $369,000 pg. 13

6467 Central Saanich, $699,000

pg. 11

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

Saturday 11-1 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jackie Adkins, 250-477-5353

pg. 13

1271 Goldstream, $447,900

309-3210 Jacklin, $359,800 pg. 24

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

593 Latoria, $285,000

408-2823 Jacklin, $297,500 pg. 24

pg. 2

7816 Normark Pl, $599,900

108-2120 Harrow Gate pg. 23

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

2558 Selwyn Rd., $499,000

2954 Golden Spike, $329,900

302-9945 Fifth, $329,900

pg. 12

1366 Craigflower, $569,900

577 Toronto St

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

7951 Larkvale

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Jennifer Scheck 250-477-1100

925 Devonshire Rd., $429,900

350 Richmond, $859,900

pg. 25

2746 Lakehurst Dr, $499,888 pg. 24

212-3915 Carey Rd., $309,900

pg. 5

Saturday 1:00-2:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

9637 Second St., $559,900

pg. 20

6-922 Arm St., $398,500 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Ingrid Heckel, 250-479-3333

pg. 26

943 Paconla Pl, $448,900 Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-889-3926

pg. 25

304-611 Brookside, $198,000

12-1287 Verdier, $411,900

pg. 15

309-1012 Collinson St, $299,000

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

201-9959 Third St., $1,400,000 pg. 21

1370 Craigflower, $429,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 25

8761 Pender Park Dr, $799,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed, 250-858-3585

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

563 Brant Pl, $549,900

9857 Second St., #2D Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peninsula Realty Gay Helmsing 250-360-7387

pg. 26

2692 Deville Rd pg. 26

9851 Second St Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing 250 655-0608

pg. 3

117-2723 Jacklin Rd

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

pg. 15

538 Langford St, $379,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doug Munro 250 744-3301 Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

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

4190 Kashtan Pl, $519,900

pg. 10

1021 Craigdarroch, $739,000

28-2070 Amelia Ave, $239,500

pg. 19

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100

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

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

1273 Goldstream, $447,900

4354 Elnido, $639,000

1 Dallas Rd $299,000

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke 250-478-9600

1590 Neild, $1,349,000

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

pg. 6

774 Patrick, $769,000

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

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

1826 Millstream Rd, $674,900

pg. 5

694 Donovan, $424,900

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

2536 Maynard, 674,900

118-21 Conard, $399,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

pg. 23

pg. 13

217-3277 Quadra St, $249,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

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

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Charlie DePape 250 477-5353

1632 Seahaven, $769,800

315-205 Kimta Rd, $694,500

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

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

pg. 40

pg. 24

pg. 21

5092 Del Monte Ave, $689,000

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

Saturday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

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

pg. 35

54-118 Aldersmith, $425,000

1-1146 Richardson, $379,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke 250-478-9600

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-477-1100

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

pg. 26

104-825 Goldstream, $279,900

101-608 Fairway Ave, $299,900

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

31 Kaleigh, $569,900

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

pg. 8

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

1408 Ireland

305-545 Manchester Rd, $214,900 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 In Town Realty Magda Melounova, 604-323-6984

pg. 23

333-2245 James white Blvd, $249,900

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

pg. 25

3319 Anchorage

418-9650 First, $499,900

905 Richmond, $679,900 Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke 250-478-9600

Daily 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

2676 Arbutus, $999,000

110-1505 Church Ave, $239,900

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

pg. 22

108-7583 Central Saanich Rd

2112 Pentland, $1,055,000 pg. 14

304-1121 Oscar St, $375,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000

pg. 19

pg. 3

7161 West Saanich

2819 Colquitz, $589,900

4-118 St Lawrence, $429,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 22

4167 Clinton

1367 Vista Hghts, $449,900 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Apr.5-11 edition of

852 Caroline, $569,900

2390 Oak Bay Ave, $1,549,000 pg. 7

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Let him sit in the driver’s seat of anything with wheels that’s longer than 10 metres and Keith Yeo feels right at home. The B.C. Transit bus driver, who has driven practically every route in the Capital Region over the past 25 years, has earned the right to compete at the 2012 International Bus Roadeo. The Brentwood Bay resident out-performed nine drivers Saturday on an obstacle course set up at transit’s Langford yard.

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