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Seasonal migration underway Surge in subleases, as post-secondary students leave town Kyle Slavin News staff

If you find your Saanich street suddenly vacant in the coming weeks, don’t panic – it’s not the plague. The university students have all just gone home. But the reality facing many students who’ve lived off campus for the last eight months is many signed a one-year lease last September, leaving them on the hook to pay rent through the summer. Rebecca Koch pays $550 a month to live in a four-bedroom house just steps from the University of Victoria on the Gordon Head-Cadboro Bay border. The 20-year-old who is studying business is banking on finding a summer student to sublet her room for the remainder of the lease. Koch is going home to the Lower Mainland in May and won’t be returning. But finding a replacement tenant is proving tougher than she Make sure your subtenant: thought. So tough, in fact, she’s ■ knows when they must decided to rent for cheaper than move out; what she pays. ■ knows what the rental “I’m completely willing to go unit comes with (Are utilities down $100 a month, as long as included? Is the room someone takes over my lease,” furnished?); Koch said, acknowledging she’d ■ knows how to contact you rather pay the difference than the and your landlord; full rate for an empty bedroom. ■ provides you with a security “It’s hard because there’s so deposit (no more than half a many students (in the same situmonth’s rent); ation I am), and so little demand ■ knows your expectations for any of the houses.” (date and time, cleanliness) It’s the same story for Sarah Hein, for when they are to move out. who, along with her four other room– Residential Tenancy Branch mates, is looking to sublet all five rooms in their rented house for the summer. They, too, are trying to get their place rented in the short-term by offering a $125 per month discount per person on rent.

“What actually has been a big problem is people want the place for longer. They want it for next year, too,” said the 20-year-old Hein, a third-year applied linguistics student. According to numbers from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Victoria’s rental vacancy rate typically goes up in April. “There’s many factors that influence movement in and out of the rental market, and you would expect that students moving out of rental units, that would free up some spots,” said Carol Frketich, B.C. regional economist with CMHC. Seventy per cent of UVic’s population – or 16,199 students – aren’t originally from Greater Victoria, while Camosun College sees 17 per cent of its students (2,210) come from outside of the Capital Region. Both post-secondary institutions are now in their final exam periods, which means an exodus of students from now until the end of April. A spokesperson with the Residential Tenancy Branch said students should do their homework before accepting a subtenant. “Be sure that your tenancy agreement allows you to sublet,” the spokesperson said first and foremost, and get your landlord’s permission in writing. Other suggestions include asking prospective subtenants for references – and checking them out. “Is the tenant who they say they are? Is the tenant able to pay the rent? Is the tenant reliable? How likely is the tenant to be noisy or to disturb other occupants of the building?” Write up a subletting agreement, and conduct a move-in inspection with the subtenant you choose. “Be clear about when rent is due, and who it should be paid to. Have a contingency plan in case the subtenant doesn’t pay on time,” the spokesperson said. “Find out what the tenant plans to do when the sublet is over. Is the tenant likely to leave when you (want them to)?” kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Saanich cop hit after being mistaken for traffic cone A Saanich police officer was hit by a car Monday while attempting to pull the vehicle over for making an illegal turn. The traffic safety officer was monitoring traffic at McKenzie Avenue and Cedar Hill X Road around 5:15 p.m. when she saw a red 1980 Plymouth Volare turn left onto McKenzie, contrary to the posted sign. She tried to stop the vehicle by stepping out into traffic and flagging the car over, but the driver kept going, sideswiping the officer’s leg. The officer hit the hood of the car with her hand twice to get the driver’s attention but he continued along McKenzie. He was stopped further down the road by a patrol officer. The driver, an elderly male, said he thought he hit a traffic cone. He was issued $259 worth of tickets for disobeying a traffic stop and failing to stop for police. He was also referred to ICBC to have his licence reviewed. The Saanich officer was not injured. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Kuper Island Indian Residential School canoe race team, 1960s. The Sisters of St. Ann will have albums of photos, taken at the schools where they taught, available for viewing at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event this weekend. because it’s on an island, so once you got there you couldn’t get off,” he says. Dick recalls no academic lessons, but the regimented routines surrounding dormitory living, haircuts and clothes, and Catholic traditions, stick with him. “One thing I do remember is praying a lot.” He also remembers being comforted in the evening, hearing the nuns singing. Photo contributed by Sisters of St. Ann Archives, P0969 After two years on Kuper Kuper Island Indian Residential School building, 1915. Island, he was sent back to Victoria to attend day school. white community so we have to learn to “I was deemed a runaway (at Kuper),” speak English,’” Dick says. Speculating on he recalls. “I didn’t run away. I would just her motivation, he adds, “The Indian part hide, and my oldest brother, who is passed of you was beaten out of them, so why away now, would have to go and look for should I put my kids through that?” me. They got tired of looking for me and Today, he continues to try to learn his decided it was better for me to go home.” traditional language, but admits it’s hard. He acknowledges, however, that not The Victoria conference marks the final everybody had a bad experience. event on Vancouver Island for the federal “My older brother thought it was just Truth and Reconciliation Commission, great. That’s the danger. There’s not one which held smaller events up Island in common experience that you can point at, preceding weeks. “We call it the tsunami of that you can use as an example of people’s sorrow,” says Dick. experiences at residential school. Every “Healing,” he says, is just a buzzword. person has a different story of how it may “We look at it in our community as really affect them.” just truth. Whether it’s going to reconcile Five generations of Songhees people anything is not something that we think were sent to residential school. Dick’s can be accomplished. In our lifetime it will mother was sent to a school on the never happen.” mainland, though she never shared any After the hearings wrap up Saturday, the stories about her experiences there. Songhees Nation will host an event it calls Despite being a fluent speaker of her Gather Your Tears. While attendees can traditional language, she wanted her enjoy a meal, listen to drumming and relax, children’s first language to be English. Dick emphasizes it’s not a celebration. “My mom said, ‘We have to live in a rholmen@vicnews.com

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As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission begins gathering statements from former students of residential schools, Songhees band member Butch Dick will stand beside any family member who chooses to tell their story. He won’t, however, tell his own. “I’ve never brought it to my family because I feel I will just carry it on to another generation,” Dick says. “My children don’t need to know. They know that I went there, but they don’t need to know all the stories because they don’t need to carry that.” Dick has not registered to speak, but has played a supporting role as a local planning committee member to the commission’s Victoria hearings, happening today (April 13) and tomorrow at the Victoria Conference Centre. “This is happening in our home territory, and culturally we are bound to act as hosts,” he says. “If we stood back and let it happen without becoming involved then it would be wrong.” His participation, however, doesn’t mean he’s fully bought in to the commission’s work. “Why are they spending millions and millions on this Truth and Reconciliation?” Dick asks. “To make churches feel good? To make the general public aware? Or to actually help the people who have been through all this? It’s very unclear.” He predicts only a handful of Songhees people will attend the conference, and fewer will speak. Most don’t want to be involved, he says. “They choose not to go back and revisit. It opens new wounds and sorrows and regret.” Dick���s own memories of residential school are fuzzy, and they’re memories he doesn’t want to uncover. He remembers some things, however, including being taken by the RCMP with his siblings when he was about seven. “I remember being put on a train and put on a boat. We didn’t know where we were going, because we never travelled.” They were brought to Kuper Island Indian Residential School, located on a Gulf Island a short ferry ride from Chemainus. “We used to refer to it as ‘the rock,’

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Run raises funds for autism families Kyle Wells News staff

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This year’s Victoria Autism Walk is being held at the University of Victoria on Sunday and a special guest is announcing the start of the race. Nine-year-old Thomas Anderson, who has autism and lives in Colwood, will be stepping up to the microphone to give the word to start the four-kilometre walk or eight-kilometre run. Thomas’ father, Stephen Anderson, is the manager of corporate safety and security for B.C. Transit and said that his son is excited about the honour. Anderson said that Thomas communicates well for a child with autism and should be willing and able to give the word to kick off the event. As a parent, Anderson said that he is proud to see his son recieve this honour and to know that money and awareness raised by the event will help children such as Thomas find success in life. “From a parent’s perspective, knowing that early intervention has helped them get to this moment and will help them in the future,” Anderson said, “is just one of those things that you can be somewhat happy (about) and certainly proud of.” A few employees with B.C. Transit in Greater Victoria have children with autism, so the corporation has decided to support the run by providing a double decker bus to bring Team Transit participants to the event. Anderson said that if enough people are interested they will also bring other participants aboard for a short joy ride around UVic in the bus. All funds collected at the event will go towards agencies such as the Mosaic Learning Society and the Victoria Society for Children With Autism, which raises awareness and support families who have children with autism. All of the money collected will stay in the Victoria region. The run is Sunday, April 15, with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot near Centennial Stadium. Presentations and announcements will take place at 9:15 a.m and a mass warmup to music will be held at 9:45 a.m. The walk and run starts at 10 a.m. For more information or to register online visit www.victoriaautismwalk.com. news@goldstreamgazette.com

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In the afternoon of July 28, 1885, the Enterprise, a sidewheel paddle steamer carrying freight, livestock and passengers from New Westminster to Victoria, collided with another steamboat near Ten Mile Point. Passengers and crew on the Enterprise panicked and jumped overboard to save themselves when the vessel’s lifeboats weren’t deployed. The two people who died were believed to have locked themselves in a cabin to save the large sums of money they held. A third steamer towed the Enterprise into Cadboro Bay, where it was visible in shallow waters until the early 1900s. Jacques Marc, explorations director of the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia, began piecing together the tale of the Enterprise in 1987. Its existence is well-documented in historical records, but the wreck itself is yet to be found. “The Enterprise is a mystery,” said Marc, noting the society’s ongoing efforts to locate the wreck over the years. “I’ve gone out and dug holes in Cadboro Bay. …We’ve searched for it numerous times and side scanned and found nothing – but it’s there. We’ve got pictures of it sitting about 100 yards off shore.” In two searches, items were found but they were determined to be remnants of wharfs. Yet the existence of coal, the boat’s fuel source, scattered near the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, suggest the

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Enterprise isn’t far away. “So far it’s eluded us and I don’t quite know why,” Marc said. Disruption of the site by log booms and deterioration are two possible explanations for why the wreck has yet to be located. Adding to the difficulty, the engines were salvaged, so crews are no longer able to search for some of the bigger objects, including using modern methods, such as sonar, explained Marc.

“What we’re looking for is a scattering of small artefacts in a pretty big bay.” The Enterprise is one of about 200 large vessel shipwrecks – both located sites and those which continue to elude local explorers – off the coast of Vancouver Island. On April 25, Marc will take part in the Maritime Museum of B.C.’s What Lies Beneath lecture series. The veteran diver will present an overview of local shipwrecks and the modern technologies used to locate them during Discovering the Underwater Heritage of British Columbia at the museum, located in Bastion Square. Tickets are available at the door for the 6:30 p.m. talk, which costs $12 (or $10 for seniors and students). The event is free for museum members and children under 12. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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Applied communication students at Camosun stormed the office of the college’s president on Wednesday afternoon in protest of the recent decision to suspend their program indefinitely. About 30 students and supporters held up banners touting the applied communication program. They gathered in front of a classroom green screen and marched toward Kathryn Laurin’s office in an effort to save the program from cancellation. The group hoped to invite the college’s president to attend a final showcase of their work scheduled for tonight (April 13) and to hear firsthand why the program is no longer accepting new students. “We want her to see what she’s axing,” said Carol-Lynne Michaels, a second-year applied communication student. “What we’re capable of doing is really amazing. Media generalists are very powerful people and we want to know if she’ll come see that.” News broke last week that the two-year media program and associated radio station, Village 900

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Victoria’s Titanic connection One hundred years ago Sunday (April 15) the purportedly unsinkable ocean liner Titanic sunk after striking an iceberg 600 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland, en route to New York. More than 1,500 passengers and crew died. Sidney Scammell, then 14, was working parttime as a fruiterer, delivering fresh produce to the Titanic in Southampton, England before it left. Scammell family history says Sidney, father of Victoria resident Jim Scammell, was in the hold counting boxes of bananas when it was announced, “All ashore that’s going ashore.” Sidney scampered upstairs to the main deck, only to discover the

gangplank had been drawn in. His only hope of getting off the ship was to lower himself on a rope to a boat waiting below. Once safely on shore, he watched as the Titanic sailed off into history. The Maritime Museum of B.C.’s regular Salty Sunday activities are being replaced by a storytelling session relating to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, as well as other shipwrecks closer to home. The session happens from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 28 Bastion Sq. editor@sanichnews.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING BYLAWS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING for the purpose of a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, on TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm, to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaws and permit. A)

“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2012, NO. 9174” PROPOSED REZONING FOR RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION ON WILKINSON ROAD To rezone Lot A, Section 16, Victoria District, Plan 47805 (3898 WILKINSON ROAD) from Zone A-1 (Rural) to Zone RS-10 (Single Family Dwelling) for a proposed four lot residential subdivision. A COVENANT will be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2012, NO. 9175” PROPOSED REZONING FOR APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON QUADRA STREET AND INVERNESS ROAD To rezone Lot 4, Section 63, Victoria District, Plan 1781 (3316 QUADRA STREET) and Lot 3, Section 63, Victoria District, Plan 1781 (3334 QUADRA STREET) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RM-6 (Residential Mixed) and to consolidate these properties with the RM-6 zoned lands at 1016 Inverness Road and 3350 Quadra Street in order to construct three apartment buildings. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT for the proposed construction of one six-storey and two ¿ve-storey apartment buildings on the site will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and allow variances for parking, building separation, setbacks, height, and levels of habitable space. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.

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A copy of the proposed bylaws, permits and relevant reports may be inspected or obtained from the Legislative Division, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, from April 12, 2012 to April 24, 2012 inclusive, except for weekends and statutory holidays. Correspondence may be submitted by mail to the address above or by email to clerksec@saanich.ca and must be received no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All correspondence submitted will form part of the public record and may be published in a meeting agenda.


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There is a cost to restoring dignity It’s sure to be a solemn time for many of the thousands taking part in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission today and tomorrow in Victoria. The trauma inflicted by the 150-year legacy of Indian residential schools has shaped Canadian society as we know it. First Nations continue to have an uneasy relationship with the country they are born into. That won’t change after this weekend, or even once the commission finishes hearing from the 150,000 or so people expected to tell their stories across the country. We might ask if it’s worth the pain to reopen old wounds and whether we’d all be better off by simply forgetting what happened. In the 21st century it seems beyond the pale for people to treat each other the way earlier generations did. We are a society that prides itself on our tolerance, but the fact is, we are not that far removed from our past. The idea of forcing hegemony was a popular notion among many Canadians throughout our history. Almost every ethnic group that was somehow alien to the mainstream has stories of attempted assimilation. In almost every case the process was a profound failure. But it is the residential schools – their thoroughness and persistence – that has left the largest legacy of damage to a population that really should be at the core of who we are as a nation. We can argue that many First Nations children benefited by the educational opportunities that our government and churches provided. They were given a chance at an industrial quality of life that their culture often eschewed. As many as 3,000 people are expected to add their voices to the commission at the Victoria Conference Centre. Some will recall the kindness of teachers and others who really believed they were doing what was best for the children in their care. Others will reveal a depth of evil that provokes emotions that should be harder to stir from events that happened so long ago. Canadians owe it to ourselves to at least listen to these stories. We need to remember what happened but doing so, in itself, won’t make things right. It’s time to open ourselves to doing what will correct our past mistakes. We need to celebrate cultures that our authorities once tried to destroy. And we need to be willing to put our money where our mouth is, whether that’s in treaty negotiations or respecting the rights of First Nations to have a stronger say on how their traditional lands are used. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@ saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Underwater mysteries surround us When Jacques Marc dove local divers who regularly slip past through the murky depths of Bedthe array of anemones and long bull well Bay, he knew what he was kelp engulfing the wreckage. Somelooking for but it still took him how, despite its much-documented by surprise. He was headed to an place in history, people like me who underwater gravesite of a Second claim an interest in all there is to World War minesweeper. Despite its see and do in Victoria continue to immobility, the 41-metre vessel that pass by the same stretch of ocean sunk in the ’50s still had a way of without taking notice. I could have sneaking up on him. gone on my usual run for He approached the the rest of my life, admirsite. The dark water suding the kiteboarders and denly grew darker. the Olympic Mountains “You feel this black from Dallas Road without wall, but you don’t see it ever wondering what lies because of the poor visbeneath. ibility. Then, eventually, Not anymore. you realize you’re right Marc is by no means tryunder it,” Marc tells me. ing to sell me on the thrill “It was quite eerie. … of diving, but as he casuNatalie North ally describes some of the The wreck sort of creeps up on you.” more than 100 wreck sites The N in NEWS As I listen to Marc, he’s seen, I make the comexplorations director mitment to myself to at for the Underwater Archaeological least give scuba diving a try. Society of British Columbia, a wave A whaling boat in the Inner Harof intrigue grabs ahold of my gut. bour? A cargo ship off Race Rocks? On Brotchie Ledge, near VictoA lost paddle steamer in Cadboro ria’s outer harbour, rests a massive Bay? Some 200 substantial wrecks, portion of the S.S. San Pedro, a San relics from the turn of the century, Francisco-bound collier that went dot the seafloor surrounding Vandown in 1891. The area is much couver Island. Some are located, brighter and far less spooky than others remain undiscovered mysBedwell Bay’s minesweeper, Marc teries. says. And though divers have pilLike I needed another reminder fered the site over the years, about of why we’re so lucky to live in this 90 metres of hull, including the keel little seaside city. and floors, remain in water as shalTomorrow’s a landmark date for low as 10 metres, just off of Dallas shipwrecks. On April 14, 1912 the Road. Titanic famously collided with an The San Pedro is well known to iceberg in the north Atlantic. The

274-metre vessel, travelling from Southampton, U.K to New York City, sunk rapidly and claimed the lives of 1,500. A barrage of television specials and news features along with the 3D rerelease of James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic have marked the anniversary. A luxury cruise ship’s recreation of the Titanic’s intended voyage, complete with staff donning period costumes and menus featuring original Titanic fare, has also made headlines. I understand our obsession with the tragedy and why Cameron has parlayed his role as a director into that of an underwater explorer. (Last month Cameron tweeted from a submersible at the Earth’s deepest point, the bottom of Mariana Trench.) But you don’t need to plunge 11 kilometres below the surface to make your own discoveries. For anyone whose idea of underwater exploration is limited to visiting the Royal B.C. Museum’s former narrated elevator submarine experience as a child (R.I.P. Open Ocean) maybe it’s time to challenge the status quo – to remember what it’s like to be eight years old, constantly facing the unknown, and dive right in. Thanks, Marc. I’m now totally fascinated by our local shipwrecks and more than a little nervous to pull on a wetsuit and see one for myself. Natalie North is a reporter with the Saanich News nnorth@saanichnews.com

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OPINION Exxon Valdez anniversary casts shadow over Earth Day The recent anniversary of the the rocky north coast. One of the Exxon Valdez disaster casts a pipelines would carry tar sands long shadow over impending crude to the coast for export to Earth Day events in energy-hungry Asian British Columbia, as two Chris Genovali and American markets; controversial pipeline the other would Guest column projects propose import highly toxic to deliver what has condensate. become known as “the world’s Energy giant Kinder Morgan dirtiest oil” from Alberta’s tar wants to triple the amount of sands to the Pacific coast, posing crude oil being shipped from a major hazard to BC’s wildlife. Vancouver through the Georgia The Northern Gateway and Strait, Fraser estuary, Gulf Islands, Trans Mountain pipelines also Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca threaten to deliver habitat Strait. destruction and direct killing of Kinder Morgan has proposed wildlife by introducing the risk expansions to their Trans of chronic and catastrophic oil Mountain pipeline that would spills in terrestrial and marine carry 700,000 barrels of tar sands environments that host rare, crude per day to Burrard Inlet endangered, vulnerable, and by 2016 for export to off shore ecologically valuable species and markets, translating into 229 oil ecosystems. tankers annually traversing the The proposed Enbridge Salish Sea region. Northern Gateway project Looking at the past, present includes twin pipelines and future impacts to whales connecting a tar sands refinery provides an example of the hub near Edmonton and a marine pending threats to the welfare of terminal at Kitimat where 225 wild animals from the Northern supertankers per year would Gateway and Trans Mountain navigate the oft-perilous waters of pipelines.

The damage and deprivation to marine and terrestrial wildlife from catastrophic oil spills have already been extensive. For example, the effects of the Exxon Valdez disaster 23 years ago on wildlife populations in Alaska’s Prince William Sound have been widespread and long lasting. Although no oiled carcasses were recovered, two different populations of killer whales, both in Prince William Sound at the time of the spill, experienced dramatic declines. The fish-eating AB resident pod of killer whales lost 14 of 36 members following the spill. A second population, the AT1 mammal-eating transients, was seen surfacing in the oil near the Exxon Valdez. Since then, the group has not successfully reproduced. Most likely, this unique killer whale population will go extinct. Transforming the B.C. coast into an “energy corridor” poses multiple threats to cetacean populations, through prospective spills to underwater noise to the ship strikes associated with the

transport of oil and condensate. Humpback whale recovery could be put in jeopardy with the approval of Northern Gateway; humpbacks can often be found bubble-net feeding at the entrance of the proposed Douglas Channel tanker route. B.C.’s threatened population of northern resident killer whales, and the slowly increasing population of endangered fin whales, would also be put directly in harm’s way if Northern Gateway proceeds. Whales on the south coast will also be put at risk if the Trans Mountain expansion moves ahead. One example of this risk is the overlay of the tanker route onto large sections of the critical habitat for the endangered southern resident killer whales that reside in the transnational waters of B.C. and Washington state. This population faces ongoing multiple threats, including declining salmon stocks, physical and acoustic disturbance, and toxic contamination.

The southern residents are a small population hindered by previous loss of individuals that make them vulnerable to chance circumstances. Dropping birth rates, increasing death rates or random events like disease, food shortages or oil spills can be irreversible. Increased tanker activity could also potentially affect a geographically distinct crossborder population of grey whales termed the Eastern North Pacific Southern Group, which are currently listed under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Why is there little concern about the pain, fear, suffering and even death that wildlife will endure if the Northern Gateway and Trans Mountain pipelines projects are approved? The short answer is that industrial society places a higher priority on economic growth than on environmental health and the welfare of other species. Chris Genovali is executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

LETTERS Believing in theory of evolution requires faith Re: Religious right’s rejection of science is baffling (Opinion, March 30) Dr. Suzuki mentions a law in Tennessee allowing teachers to critically examine the theory of evolution. This he considers “anti-science.” I suppose I am a member of the religious right, since I have examined the theory of evolution and rejected it. But I am not anti-science. In fact, I looked to science when examining the question. Many people accept the theory of evolution as a scientific explanation of the origin of life and species. But by definition, science is the study of that which can be demonstrated by experiment – that which is measurable, observable, provable, repeatable. There can, therefore, be no scientific statement concerning origins. Origins happen once only. The question of origins is necessarily outside science and gets into the realm of – dare I say it – religion, or faith. Of course there is a place for science, for both evolutionists and creationists. But science cannot speak to origins. At best it produces evidences or counterevidences. To believe that life originated by time and chance is a matter of faith, not science. And to believe that fish turned into birds and monkeys and men, despite the lack of evidence, takes faith. Others put faith in an intelligent creator who designed

and sustains life and made each species in its own kind. The bible says “through faith we understand that the world was ordained by the word of God, and that things which are seen were made of things which are not seen.” It is a question of faith. If what I say is true, then evolutionary theory should not be touted as science. Furthermore, people who reject it are not rejecting science. Let’s not condemn creationists as “irrational” or “anti-science.” The Tennessee schoolchildren are fortunate to be able to study evidence advanced by both sides. Ruth Magnusson Victoria

Wallace Drive conditions dangerous for travellers I feel compelled to bring to your attention the increasingly dangerous driving conditions on Wallace Drive between Willis Point Road (Saanich) and Newton Place at Bayside middle school (Central Saanich). I have been driving and walking this stretch of road for 25 years, and the type and volume of traffic has changed significantly during this period. Where once it catered to primarily local vehicle traffic with the odd bicycle, pedestrian or tourist, there are now numerous cyclists riding two and three abreast, tourists in all sorts of vehicles including RV’s, tour buses, commercial vehicles and many more pedestrians. Besides dealing with cyclists riding in contravention of the Motor Vehicle Act, and

oversized vehicles too wide for the road conditions, more and more vehicle drivers who are inexperienced with the area are being directed by their navigation systems to use this stretch of road, particularly between Willis Point Road and Benvenuto Avenue, to access Butchart Gardens. Personally, I have avoided four head-on collisions on this stretch of road in the past two months, as drivers have pulled onto my side of the road to pass cyclists. Two of these incidents happened to me in one day and were separated by a matter of minutes. Fortunately, I have good brakes and tires on my cars that help me to slow down quickly, as there is no room on this road to perform an evasive manoeuvre. True, some vehicle drivers must be more cautious, but you know as well as I do that you cannot teach some people to change their poor driving habits until they have done or caused something disastrous. I respectfully implore both Saanich and Central Saanich councils to join together in improving this road with a better surface and bicycle/pedestrian lanes, and enforce both cycling and vehicle restrictions, including speed limits, before someone is injured or killed. Philip M. Wakefield Brentwood Bay

Rioters will face little punishment Re: Teams and fans seek redemption (Column, April 6)

It’s now just about one year since the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot took place and, lo and behold, all’s quiet on the Western front. After all, in contrast to the swift justice dealt those London rioters, here in B.C. we take things a little more slowly, secure in the knowledge that our own Stanley Cup rioters and looters will ultimately be dealt with by the firm hand of our justice system, meting out our very own unique action brand of Canadian justice. No doubt, Canada’s all-purpose Charter of Rights and Freedoms will come to the “rescue” of all those who, in response to being charged with criminal conduct during their post-playoff love-in, will argue that their Charter rights to free expression were violated. Surely, that’s the Canadian way, assuring that none of the looters and arsonists will see the inside of a jail cell, but instead will have to face the consequences of their actions. They’ll be subjected to the “full” force of Canada’s tough judicial system by being made to endure the indignity of house arrest and the severe punishment of conditionally suspended sentences. Indeed, can a class action suit against the City of Vancouver be far behind, on behalf of all rioters whose pictures were taken without their explicit “consent,” in clear violation of their Charter Rights to personal “privacy?” Their contrived public “mea culpas” notwithstanding, somehow the rioters will manage to emerge unscathed as the true

“victims” of Vancouver’s 2011 post-game riot, ready to go on a rampage again, seeking their own kind of “redemption.” E.W. Bopp Tsawwassen

Student column offers good advice Re: “There’s no quick fix for capital confusion” (Opinion, April 6) Thank you for Heather Snider’s guest column. It offers an important perspective and what strikes me as wise advice: “Push your local representatives for increased co-operation and service integration within the CRD, but beware of the amalgamation ‘quick fix.’” Patrick Wolfe Oak Bay

Letters to the Editor The News welcomes opinions and comments. Letters should discuss issues and stories covered in the News and be 300 words or less. The News reserves the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste. The News will not print anonymous letters. Please enclose phone number for verification of your letter’s authenticity. Phone numbers are not printed. ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Victoria News, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1E4 ■ Fax: 386-2624 ■ E-mail: editor@vicnews.com


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Young women eligible for HPV vaccine A one-time human papillomavirus vaccine program is being offered to women in B.C. born in 1991, 1992 and 1993. “We have been offering the school-based HPV vaccination program since 2008, which has helped to protect thousands of British Columbian girls from cervical cancer,” said provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall. “I am pleased that with this program, we can expand that to ensure that all young British Columbian women aged 21 and under will have had an opportunity to protect themselves.” HPV infections are the cause of almost all cases of cervical cancer. It’s estimated the vaccine can prevent up to 70 per cent of these cancers, as well as a number of pre-cancerous changes to the cervix that require treatment. The vaccine will be available to eligible women starting mid-April through pharmacists, physicians, sexual health and youth clinics, public health units and post-secondary health services. It is administered in three doses over a six-month period. For more information, visit www.immunizebc. ca. rholmen@vicnews.com

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Monarchist League’s Victoria branch plans party Enjoy an extra special tea time with other fans of everything royal in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s 86th birthday and her 60 years on the throne. The Victoria Branch of the Monarchist League of Can-

ada will host its sixth annual Queen’s Birthday Tea, this time with a Diamond Jubilee theme, on April 22. “At age 86, Queen Elizabeth II is the hardest- and (one of the) longest-working sovereign(s) in history, per-

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The B.C. government has created a new liquor licence that allows theatres to serve alcohol during movie showings. Rich Coleman, the cabinet minister responsible for B.C. liquor and gambling policy, says the change will get rid of red tape for theatres that could get a licence to serve alcohol for live events, but couldn’t show movies in the same place. The new licence will allow theatres to serve drinks in the lobby, but patrons won’t be able to take drinks to their movie seat unless the room is adults-only. Coleman said unlike the stands at a hockey game or out in a well-lit lobby, it’s difficult for operators to see if minors are sneaking drinks in a dark theatre. A multiplex cinema now has the option of designating one theatre for adults only and serving drinks, an approach that has caught on in other jurisdictions along with larger seats and tables. The licence would also cover an adults-only lounge adjacent to the theatre. Other theatres that have live shows will be able to take part in film festivals without having to close their bar or apply for a new licence. “People are trying to save the older theatres, where it’s just a single-screen operation, and trying to have two types of business in order to basically survive and make those older traditional heritagetype theatres work,” Coleman said. Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba already have similar licences for movie theatres. Jeremy Bator, president of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of B.C., praised the move. “These changes will have a positive impact on so many levels, including increased jobs, a better guest experience and a more level playing field in the increasingly competitive landscape of entertainment in Canada,” Bator said. editor@saanichnews.com

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The delayed opening of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel forced a change in venue for the 25th anniversary of the David Foster Foundation’s Miracle Weekend. The luxury waterfront hotel was set to hold its grand opening gala on May 25 in collaboration with the Miracle Weekend May 25 to 27, which supports the David Foster Foundation providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. However, the event is now scheduled to take place at The Fairmont Empress. “It looks like we weren’t going to have the hotel quite 100 per cent ready to go,” Kevin Walker, owner of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel said. “So rather than opening the doors and not being at our very best, we reverted to Plan B.” Besides the change in venue from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel to The Empress, details of the Miracle Weekend remain the same, Walker said, adding that guests will not notice any dramatic changes in the event. The Empress will host the event with the Oak Bay Beach Hotel team. Staff will be making a combined effort, Walker explained. “This is a cause that we really believe in … and we’re just thrilled to be able to expand the celebration into the downtown area,” he said. The Miracle Weekend also launches the start of a 10-year collaboration between the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and the David Foster Foundation. Walker and his wife, Shawna, have pledged to raise $2 million over the next 10 years for the David Foster Foundation through pro-

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See hard-hitting Canadian docu-essay Surviving Progress with guest author and historian Ronald Wright, whose book A Short History of Progress inspired the film. At the Victoria Event Centre.

Victorian-era revellers set to invade Empress Hotel Matt Whelan News contributor

Polish your brass-rimmed, leather-lined goggles, ready your steam-powered airships, and make a note of this on your teakpanelled iPad: the third annual Victoria Steam Exhibition arrives April 20. So what, in the name of Queen Victoria, is steampunk? “It’s early industrialism’s vision of itself in the future,” said event impresario Jordan Stratford. “The appeal of steampunk is its absurdity. There’s no way you could take all this stuff seriously.” The festival will offer a more contemporary breed of Victorian the opportunity to immerse themselves in this antediluvian subculture. A conglomeration of jewelers, tinkerers, milliners, artisans, anachronists, leather, metal and glass workers will be on hand for a celebration of steampunk art and culture. It’ll be an interactive affair, with about half of attendees milling around in top hats, lace corsets and doilied glove cuffs, while sporting jetpacks, ray guns and

other items of Jules Verne-inspired technology. On Friday night, an absinthe tasting will be held at Victoria’s esteemed Union Club, a building that dates back to times when today’s steampunk art works would have resembled the prototypical tools and technologies of the day. Local historian Chris Adams, who runs the popular Discover the Past Ghost Tours around Victoria, will be giving a lecture on the history, culture and appreciation of absinthe, while guests enjoy flights of the fabled spirit. A tour of the clubhouse’s grandiose 1884 architecture will follow. Over the weekend, carousers can emerge from their anise-induced hazes at the Empress Hotel while taking in talks, presentations and book signings by such steampunk somebodies as Ann Vandermeer, Jeff Vandermeer, Kristina Erickson and Robert Brown. Jeff Vandermeer wrote the book – quite literally – on steampunk (The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature,) while Erickson and Brown

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Rick Van Krugel and wife Linda Rogers create steampunk inspired jewelry in their kitchen studio. The Victoria Steam Exhibition takes place on April 20. front the band Abney Park. “Ann and Jeff are bastions of the genre,” said Stratford. “And Abney Park are the quintessential steampunk band.” There will also be literary read-

ings, along with continuous panel discussions on costuming, history and prop making. This year’s featured guest is Victoria’s own Ian Finch Field, whose leather and metal work has been

featured in the steamwork-staple publication 1000 Steampunk Creations as well as the video for Justin Bieber’s Santa Claus Is Coming to Town music video. “Ian is a great example of a local boy done good,” said Stratford. Saturday night brings the boisterous brass-band antics of Bucan Bucan, the banjo-and-beat-boxbased blues of Tarran the Tailor and the caricatural titillations of Cherry Poppins to the Steampunk Cabaret Burlesque, also to be held at the Empress. Bene! Superlative! Top! How much? A $50 weekend pass will allow steampunk enthusiasts and newcomers alike access to all events at the Empress Hotel while an additional $50 will get you into the absinthe tasting and lecture at the Union Club on Friday night. About 400 zeppelin pilots, mad scientists, lushes and vaudevillians are expected to attend. “Steampunk exists to provoke, entertain, amuse and inspire,” said Stratford. “It’ll be a maelstrom, a hell of a lot of fun.” For tickets and information go to www.victoriasteamexpo.com.

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centa Theatre, April 17. Two shows, at 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. are set. Tickets, $5.60 to $7.75 at Cincecenta box office.

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Eva Markvoort died at the age of 25 of cystic fibrosis in 2010. Before she died she worked with filmmakers on a documentary, 65-Red_ Roses. About her life, the film was a springboard for a campaign for organ donation and cystic fibrosis awareness. An anniversary screening of the film will be held at the University of Victoria’s Cine-

Accordian blues/country musician David P. Smith, along with guitarist Ben Sures and ukulele player Bubba Uno will be at Discovery Coffee in James Bay, April 14. The show begins 8 p.m., $10 cover. Discovery Coffee House, 281 Menzies St.

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has won numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award for poetry and most recently, the Craigdarroch Gold Medal for Artistic Achievement. The Matter of Poetry, a Canadian Club dinner in celebration of Canadian arts and culture, also features singer Tim Kyle and pianist Bob LeBlanc. The event takes place April 18 at the Uplands Golf Club, 3300 Cadboro Bay Rd., at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. To register, call 250-370-1837 by end-of-business today (April 13).

The Canadian Club of Victoria hosts an evening of poetry and music with writer Lorna Crozier on April 18. Crozier is a distinguished professor in the writing department at the University of Victoria. She has received two honorary doctorates for her contributions to Canadian literature. In 2009, she was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada, in 2011 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has 17 published books and

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Garage sale for St. Andrew’s rowers The rowers of Saint Andrew’s Regional school want to compete in the Schoolboys national regatta in St. Catharines, Ont., in late May. To help cover the costs of getting there, the club is hosting a giant garage sale on Saturday, May 5 in the St. Andrew’s gym, 880 McKenzie Ave. The sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested vendors can set up their table on Friday, May 4, for $30. The club is also looking for donations to sell at their tables. For more information, email Joanie Bidlake at jbidlake@cisdv.bc.ca, or call 250-727-6893 ext. 227.

Saturday is fight night in Colwood Bear Mountain Arena hosts Armageddon Fighting Championship No. 8: Vengeance, tomorrow night (April 14). Local mixed martial artists Karel Bergen (5-0), Nick Driedger (5-1), Diego Wilson (5-1) and Ryan Janes (3-1) coheadline the pro card. Highly touted Saanich product Alexi Argyriou makes his debut against Guy Gauthier in the sixfight amateur card. Tickets are available at Armageddonfc.com, at the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre, Sports Traders and Island MMA, or by calling 250-4788384. Prices range from $25-$120. Doors open at 6 p.m., fights start at 7 p.m.

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Same barn, new team for coach Junior B Westshore Wolves will share Bear Mountain Arena with Victoria Grizziles

ing and we want to make it a community hockey club.” “(Gervais) has a great connection (to the) junior A level,” Gronnestad said. “We want to give these kids a place to play, we don’t want to hold them back. We are here as a stepping stone for them.”

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Junior B hockey will return to Bear Mountain Arena next season with the expansion Westshore Wolves franchise. Team owners Ken Carson, Dave Horner, Kory Gronnestad and Derrick Hamilton are behind the effort to bring junior B back to the West Shore after the downtrodden Westshore Stingers disbanded from the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in late 2010. Six players have been signed to the Wolves, five of whom reside on the West Shore. The owners agree that the point of starting this team is to get West Shore teenagers playing competative hockey at home. “That’s what we did,” Hamilton remarked. “All of us played for the Juan de Fuca Gulls.” “It was a gong show – back then it was called jungle B,” Horner joked. All four grew up playing Juan de Fuca minor hockey and both Horner and Hamilton went on to play for the Gulls. Hamilton remembers home games bringing the community together with the arena full of friends and family, something he hopes to see for the Wolves. It might be unrealistic, however, to expect full crowds at the Wolves giant new home, the 2,781 seat Bear Mountain Arena. But it’s a coup for the team nonetheless, sharing the city’s best rink with the B.C. Hockey League’s Victoria Grizzlies. Home games will be Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., a friendlier time slot than the Stingers’ previous Monday night games, which didn’t start

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Feeling a draft? The VIJHL is considering an expansion draft this Don Denton/News staff year to populate the lineup Former Victoria Grizzlies general manager and head coach for the Wolves, but nothing is Victor Gervais will lead the Wolves’ launch in to the VIJHL. He solidified yet. A junior B franwill face his former assistant coach with the Grizzlies, Brad chise is also in the works for Cook, who now coaches the Saanich Braves. Nanaimo next season. “Having a draft is someuntil 8 p.m. Wednesdays also fit nicely within the thing we’ll have to work through with the VIJHL’s South Island rotation. Thursday nights (teams’) owners. It’s something I would like to belong to the Victoria Cougars, while the Saan- see,” said Greg Batters, VIJHL president. “(The ich Braves and Peninsula Panthers host their West Shore) is lucky to get these guys to come games on Fridays (the Braves also have games in and save this franchise.” The Wolves are hosting a development camp on Wednesdays when dates conflict). July 6 to Aug. 9, at Juan de Fuca arena, for all Same barn, new team for coach interested players ages 16 to 20. The Wolves scored big when Victor Gervais Visit Westshorewolves.ca for more. agreed to lead the pack as head coach and general manager. He comes in as perhaps the most No news from Nanaimo VIJHL president Greg Batters is hoping to have qualified coach in the league, having performed the same duties the past four years for the junior Nanaimo’s application approved by B.C. Hockey by the end of the month. A Victoria Grizzlies. With BCHL’s roster cut from 25 to 21 players, Up first for the new boss is recruiting. “There will be a variety of different players. there is plenty of high-calibre players available There will be players in their last couple years on the Island and around B.C. The time is right of junior B and there will young players who will for the league to expand from seven to nine get better and look to jump up to the next level,” teams, he said. news@goldstreamgazette.com Gervais said. “We want more local kids play-

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Victoria skaters keyed up for NHL Entry Draft Travis Paterson News staff

The NHL likes players who can score. That wasn’t a problem for Victoria Royals rookie Logan Nelson this season. What took awhile for Logan to reveal, however, was the physical element in his game. That, and his consistent offence caught the NHL’s Central Scouting bureau’s eye as Nelson jumped to 73rd overall from 108th among North American skaters eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Nelson finished fifth in league scoring among rookies with 62 points in 71 games (23 goals, 39 assists). But it was his physical game that stood out, especially in the playoff series against the Kamloops Blazers. Nelson showed the natural timing necessary to throw a punishing but legal check. Things aren’t as rosy for teammate Steven Hodges, however, as he dropped from 55th to 85th. The draft rankings also listed six BCHL skaters. Fourth among them is Wade Murphy of Saanich, who split his season between the Victoria Grizzlies and Penticton Vees. Murphy scored the overtime winner on Tuesday

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Garage and storage doors are rolling open across the province as the warming weather brings out our seasonal vehicles, or motorbikes and RVs. But before you hit the road, you need to make sure your paperwork is in order and your recreational vehicles, loved ones and belongings are protected. Here are some tips on making sure you have fun with complete peaceof-mind.

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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.

LOST: NECKLACE, Sun., Apr. 7, on Beacon Ave. between the Park & Fifth St. in Sidney. It is a heavy brass necklace more than 1 inch in circumference. Sentimental value. Call 250-544-8022.

Black Press is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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LOST: 1 gold hoop earring, Sidney area. Call 250-6551070.

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND AT the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa, Sidney, BC on 31st March 2012 a NIKON D 3100 Camera and case. Please contact the hotel (250)655-9445.

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This part-time position is for approximately 20 hrs per week and requires the successful applicant to be proďŹ cient in AdobeCS3: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat on a Mac platform. Experience in web design would be an asset. The position may require shift and weekend work. Creative design experience in graphic arts is preferred, and a portfolio is required. You are a self-starter, team player and are comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. We are a well-established, nationallyrecognized community newspaper group with more than 150 community, daily and urban papers located in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Those interested in applying should submit their resumĂŠ by Monday, April 23, 2012 to: Janice Marshall, Production Manager 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC V8W 1E4 E-mail: creative@vicnews.com Fax: (250) 386-2624

Please forward resume and cover letter to: Oliver Sommer, Director Advertising Sales Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E4 email: osommer@blackpress.ca

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, April 13, 2012 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

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

STOCK REDUCTION Sale! Mattresses, Furniture, Accessories, Tools, New & Used, Lots!!! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca

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FREE ITEMS FREE: CHINA cabinet with lights, good condition. Call 250-595-5734. FREE STURDY picnic table. You pick-up. (250)658-4102. PALE GREEN double bed frame w/ shelving headboardno mattress. 250-656-5150.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 PAIRS of drapes, excellent condition, $40 a pair. Call 250595-5734. ANTIQUE CHESTERFIELD, great condition, $99 obo. Call 250-544-4933. GIRLS PINK Princess bike, medium cond, rides well, 12” wheels, $20. 250-658-0932.

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

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.

HOMES WANTED 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! www.webuyhomesbc.com

CLOSING OUT sale at Sidney Musicworks. 20%-50% off everything in the store! #5-2353 Bevan Ave. Store Hours: 11-5:30 M-F 9:30-4 Sat

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LARGE IVORY lace table cloth, 64”x90”, $40. Call 250721-2386.

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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.

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SIDNEY- 3 bdrm sxs duplex, 1 bath, no steps. NS/NP. $1375+.Lease.(250)656-4003.

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

HOMES FOR RENT GORGE/TILLICUM, 3 bdrm upper, huge house, $70,000 in renos, fenced yard, N/S, N/P $1700, May. 1. 250-479-9715

CUT, SPILT, DELIVERED. Guaranteed cord. Reliable, outstanding reputation, over 12 years. Custom orders available upon request. Call (250)538-0022.

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. langfordrental@hotmail.ca

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

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

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VIEW ROYAL, Portage Inlet, 3 bdrms, garage, deck, W/D, $1350 + utils. 250-479-4856.

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2008 FORD F-150 truck canopy. Thomas Cincade lighted picture. New, thermal patio sliding door (6’ x 6.8’). T Zone vibration technology exerciser, 23 model cars. 250-382-1399.

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

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

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

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

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

TWO LEVEL Plate glass coffee table with matching side tables. $60. (250)727-3064.

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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. $10,995 OBO, 250 466 4156 Bill

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.

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ROCK BAND Guitar Hero; 5 games & 6 controllers, $45. Call (250)391-1698.

MOVING SALE- chair & couch, $350. Dining room suite, $1500. Loveseat, desk, rocking chair, closet, Hoover shampooer, patio set, weed blower/eater, misc clothing etc. All in excellent condition. Call (250)652-0127.

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utils included. NS/NP please. Avail immed. 250-477-7883 BRENTWOOD, BACH, Lrg, furn’d, ground level. Priv. entrance, parking, close to bus. NS/NP. $700. (250)652-9454. 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. GORGE AREA, large 1bdrm, main level suite, N/P, N/S, $800 + 1/3 hydro (approx $50 mo) Call Rob 250-727-2843. SAANICH, GRD level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, close to all amens, NS/NP, $900,(Immed), call 250-704-6613. SIDNEY 1-BDRM, N/P, N/S, bus route, W/D, avail April 15. $800 incls utils, 250-656-9874.

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

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

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This full time position requires the successful applicant to be proficient in AdobeCS3: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat on a Mac platform. Experience in web design would be an asset. The position may require shift and weekend work. Creative design experience in graphic arts is preferred, and a portfolio is required. You are a self-starter, team player and are comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

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We are a well-established, nationally-recognized community newspaper group with more than 150 community, daily and urban papers located in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio.

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

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

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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

401-525 Broughton St., $439,000 Sunday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535

pg. 11

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

pg. 12

210-1061 Fort, $199,900 Sunday 12-1:30 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

pg. 5409167

2205 Victor, $405,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

pg. 10

4-1110 Pembroke, $424,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

103-1188 Yates St, $239,900

pg. 12

3315 Cadboro Bay Rd., $829,900

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 8

3093 Washington, $729,000

1480 Oak Bay Ave, $1,849,000

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

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

pg. 12

301-380 Waterfront, $569,625

2706 Dorset Rd., $959,500

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

pg. 35

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

pg. 12

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

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

pg. 13

pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Sunday 3:30-5:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

305-649 Bay, $242,900

pg. 13

301-50 Songhees

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

306-777 Cook St., $184,900

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

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

pg. 17

1201-760 Johnson St., $468,000 pg. 6

pg. 27

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Roger Jones 250 361-9838

313-1620 Mckenzie Ave

746 Gorge Rd W, $549,900 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

110-3915 Carey, $219,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

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

Saturday 12-1 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

pg. 11

pg. 15

pg. 1

pg. 7

Saturday 11-12:30 Address Realty ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

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

2320 Francis View, $599,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

4190 Lynnfield, $749,900

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Sandy McManus, 250-477-7291 pg. 14

pg. 13

pg. 14

505-365 Waterfront Cr., $459,800 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford 250 889-8200 pg. 12

205-3921 Shelbourne, $319,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

937 Kentwood Terr., $659,000 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535

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

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

Sunday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

pg. 14

2725 Cadboro Bay, $629,000

1217 Wychbury Ave

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

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

pg. 17

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

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422 pg. 19

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

pg. 19

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

pg. 9

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 18

pg. 16

pg. 18

pg. 15

pg. 39

pg. 19

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rene Blais 250 655-0608

pg. 18

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

pg. 19

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Veronica Crha, 250-384-8124

934 Craigflower, $419,000

820 Kincaid Pl., $629,900

4473 Cottontree Lane, $789,000

8366 West Saanich, $789,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

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

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

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

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

pg. 19

pg. 9

pg. 21

pg. 29

201-2245 James White Blvd

3380 Upper Terr, $1,898,000

pg. 8

pg. 3

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

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

pg. 35

pg. 21

6471 Bella Vista Dr., $849,000

1408 Ireland Crt., $699,900 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

311-10461 Resthaven, $395,000

4154 Beckwith, $619,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

pg. 21

7161 West Saanich

4173 Buckingham, $659,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney 250-384-8124

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

2-1020 Queens, $299,000 pg. 39

pg. 21

10517 Allbay Rd., $1,470,000

4014 Hessington, $639,900

3401 Clovelly Court, $544,900 pg. 16

pg. 39

2051 Brethour Pkwy, $424,500

1990 Haultain, $609,000

909 Lucas Ave, $584,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

pg. 18

pg. 16

1934 Waterloo, $699,900 pg. 35

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

1886 McTavish

1528 Palahi, $649,900

pg. 5

462 Sturdee St, $599,900

pg. 3

8500 East Saanich, $744,000 pg. 9

pg. 18

pg. 39 Saturday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Ltd Leslee Farrell 250 388-5882

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Mike Ryan 250-477-1100

Sunday 1-3 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

4412 Columbia, $674,900

pg. 14

544 Paradise

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 15

3-4771 Cordova Bay, $799,990

3520 Upper Terrace, $898,900

5460 Old West Saanich, $1,179,000

6467 Central Saanich, $699,000 pg. 34

pg. 31

4287 Gordon Head Rd., $659,900

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

18-300 Six Mile Rd., $399,900

Saturday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Wayne Garner 250 881-8111

pg. 35

pg. 11

778 Patrick, $815,000 Sunday 12-2 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 2-4 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

Sunday 2:30-4 Address Realty ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

4041 Palmetto, $995,000

pg. 11

pg. 19

pg. 18

pg. 10

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

pg. 19

18-901 Kentwood, $519,000 Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

31 Kaleigh, $569,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 19

618 Baxter, $505,000

4665 Amblewood Dr Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien, 250-384-8124

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

360-4488 Chatterton

8-127 Aldersmith, $459,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford 250 889-8200

pg. 20

742 Daffodil, $449,900 pg. 19

pg. 16

110-1505 Church Ave, $239,900 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 19

2536 Maynard, 674,900

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

4942 Cordova Bay, $998,000

110 Jedburgh, $499,900

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

409-4536 Viewmont, $299,000

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Glen Santics 250-479-3333

2018 Casa Marcia, $659,900

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

pg. 20

1086 Roy Rd, $639,900

1190 Maplegrove, $669,900

pg. 33

pg. 19

pg. 10

Sunday 1-4 Re/Mac Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 20

4541 Elk Lake Dr., $539,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

pg. 14

103-101 Nursery Hill, $319,900

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

pg. 5

pg. 15

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Shack, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Cathy Travis, 250-857-6666

3990 Haro, $724,800

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Cathy Travis, 250-857-6666

401-1012 Pakington St, $309,900

205-3010 Washington, $274,900

pg. 6

4580 Gordon Point, $1,098,000

1370 Craigflower, $439,000

215 Anya Lane, $719,000

Saturday 11-1 Address Realty Ltd. Adam Hales, 250-391-1893

807-66 Songhees Rd., $629,900

245/247 Regina Ave., $479,00

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

pg. 13

204-924 Cook St, $267,900 pg. 11

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

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

Saturday 11-2 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Warren Cleal, 250-383-1500

403-455 Sitkum Rd., $569,900 pg. 11

pg. 10

1366 Craigflower, $569,900

73 Kingham Pl, $869,800

1102 Kings Rd., $598,000

101-66 Songhees, $609,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Andrew Holenchuk 250 744-3301

pg. 19

102-820 Short ST, $358,900

983 Dunsmuir, $524,888

pg. 12

1367 Vista Heights, $449,900

401-104 Dallas, $423,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

25-909 Admirals, $374,900

Saturday 11-2 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Warren Cleal, 250-383-1500

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000

Daily Noon-5 exc Fridays Concert Properties 250 383-3722

pg. 10

1-733 Sea Terr, $474,500

73 Kingham Pl, $869,800

1323 McNair, $514,900

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 13

pg. 5

754 Humboldt, $198,900

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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pg. 13

502-250 Douglas, $389,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

34 Phillippa Pl, $969,900

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pg. 11

2728 Belmont, $549,900

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

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304-1121 Oscar St, $375,000

1161 Deerview, $729,800

Saturday 2-4 Bowes Realty Margaret Bowes 250 418-0111

3895 Cadboro Bay

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

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Irina Lobatcheva, 250-391-1893

217 Ontario, $769,500

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

925 Devonshire Rd., $429,900

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

1275 Dominion Rd, $519,900

Sunday 12:30-2 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

3393 Henderson, $649,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

607 Wilson, $399,900 pg. 12

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

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584 Kingsview Ridge, $499,900

593 Latoria, $285,000

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Troy Petersen, 250-479-3333

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

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

pg. 21

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pg. 39

Saturday 12-1:30 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

pg. 22

Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 25

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

2182 Weiler, $379,000 pg. 29

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

pg. 22

pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 29

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

1824 Mt. Newton X Rd, $515,000

pg. 24

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Sandy McManus, 250-477-7291

pg. 31

pg. 21

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8564 Moxon, $674,500 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Elfie Jeeves 250 477-7291

pg. 39

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pg. 20

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606B Atkins, $434,000

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Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Adrien Bachand, 250-384-8124

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pg. 22

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pg. 25

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5320 La Bonne, $1,225,000 pg. 25

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Daniel Ross, 250-385-2033

pg. 24

2905 Leigh Rd, $355,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301

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

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pg. 24

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119-2733 Peatt Rd, $374,900

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

6539 Grant Rd. East, $398,800

pg. 24

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

pg. 26

408-3226 Jacklin $259,900 pg. 24

3334 Myles Mansell Rd, $399,000 pg. 22

Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

5260 La Bonne, $1,449,900 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Daniel Ross, 250-385-2033

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907 Dawn Lane, $565,000

2620 Bamboo, $679,900

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

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

5-300 Six Mile, $324,900

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

749 Treanor Ave, $534,900

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2658 Rainville Rd., $499,900 pg. 25

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3001 Alouette, $499,900

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3228 Sedgwick, $489,900

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2455 Prospector, $729,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

pg. 22

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2746 Lakehurst Dr, $499,888 pg. 25

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2200 Harrow Gate, $629,000

3463 Yorkshire Pl., $519,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

3689 Ridge Pond, $539,888

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

pg. 22

Saturday 12:30-2 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

971 Huckleberry Tce., $379,900

205-80 Regatta Landing, $454,900

9216 Mainwaring, $589,900 pg. 31

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

pg. 6

2850 Aldwynd

2558 Selwyn Rd., $499,000

36-2771 Spencer, $249,000

304-611 Brookside, $198,000 Daily 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

3006 Glen Lake, $369,900

pg. 22

2926 Carol Ann Pl., $479,900 Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

2949 Trestle, $359,900 Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

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Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Shack, 250-384-8124

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

47-2817 Sooke Lake Rd, $109,900

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

Saturday 2:30-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-39-1893

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Barbara Scott, 250-383-1500 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Tony Wick, 250-478-9600

2570 Wentwich Rd., $559,900 21-10457 Resthaven Dr., $629,000

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557 Delora Dr, $519,900

1622 Millstream, $799,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

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pg. 31

2795 Lakehurst Dr, $469,900

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683

1023 Marwood Ave, $688,888

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Sandy McManus, 250-477-7291

pg. 25

2414 Fleetwood Crt, $525,000

2232 Players, $699,900

Sunday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Greg Rowland, 250-665-6868

2794 Lakeshore, $489,900

763 Hanbury, $539,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131

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

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2954 Golden Spike, $329,900

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4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,099,000

1504-6880 Wallace, $514,500 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

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Farming the schoolyard Four local schools win vegetable gardens Brittany Lee News staff

Students at Willows Elementary School got their hands dirty at the school’s garden building day April 4. As one of four elementary schools in Greater Victoria to win a schoolyard garden through LifeCycles’ Growing Schools project, students at Willows spent part of their day talking about gardening, having a relay race to fill four garden beds with soil, and planting seeds. The garden building day allows as many kids as possible to help build the schoolyard garden and make them feel connected to the project, Jeanette Sheehy, Growing Schools co-ordinator, said. A group of about 20 Grade 3 and 4 students dug their hands into the dirt as volunteers from LifeCycles talked about the soil. The kids then raced to dump buckets of soil into the beds. Teacher Katy Connelly said her students’ excitement comes from their complete involvement in the process. “Not only did they get to choose some of the seeds and fill the beds with soil, but they will also be planting, transplanting and harvesting,” Connelly said. Connelly’s class is one of three participating in the project at Willows. Her class has identified two types of lettuce, cimmaron and lovelock to plant, based on their ability to grow in early spring, Connelly said.

seeds in clear, plastic bags as an experiment to watch what happens in the soil as a pea sprouts, she explained. The garden at Willows will grow different vegetables such as lettuce, carrots, and radishes. Students will move their plants outdoors in May and come June, they should be able to enjoy a salad. Brittany Lee/News staff While the students Markus, 8, and his grandmother, Cindy Swoveland, enjoyed running around discuss the benefits of soil during a schoolyard garden and playing with the soil, building day at Willows Elementary. Willows is one of many expressed interest five schools in Greater Victoria to win a garden from to start gardening. the Growing Schools initiative by LifeCycles and “It was so much fun. We the Capital Regional District. had a great time playing in the soil,” Willows student Students have been learning about Andrea Johnson said. organic, sustainable gardening and “We’re going to plant peas. I can’t wait to this project complements the unit well see them grow.” because it’s not just theoretical, Connelly The Growing Schools project is in partsaid. nership with the CRD and The Keg SteakGrowing Schools aims to teach chil- house and Bar. The CRD is supplying 500 dren about how food grows, where it plant starters, while the Keg is providing comes from, and the issues around food $25,000 in grants for the five gardens. security. Craigflower Elementary, Cloverdale The classes go through a series of Traditional, and George Jay Elementary workshops to learn how to care for the are the other schools that won schoolgarden and are involved in each step of yard gardens. the process. The community herb garden at The “It’s an opportunity for them to under- Vancouver Island School of Art on Quadra stand the lifecycle of a plant and really Street is also part of the project. feel connected to the food they’re eating,” For more information, visit lifecySheehy said. clesproject.ca or sustainableu.ca. The kids will first practise planting reporter@vicnews.com

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New water shuttle may replace Blue Boat Negotiations between harbour ferry company and base in final stages Erin McCracken News staff

Leading Seaman Duane Cutrell is relieved that plans are in the works for a new ferry service to shuttle military and civilian defence personnel between Colwood and CFB Esquimalt. The new shuttle, expected to start up May 1 – the day after the base’s Blue Boat service ends – is the Plan B he has been hoping for. “I was starting to make plans to re-juggle my budget for gas consumption, and also to try and figure out what time of day I’d have to leave (home) in order to still get (to the base) and still get a parking spot,” said Cutrell, a Sooke resident who has been

riding the Blue Boat since 2004. “This is a huge help.” The Victoria Harbour Ferry Company, which last Wednesday announced plans to offer the service, is in final negotiations with the CFB Esquimalt commander and the Canadian Forces Exchange System, or Canex, which can enter agreements with businesses that provide support services to defence personnel. The private ferry run, which does not yet have an official name, would offer a service that mirrors the Blue Boat run. Two 40-passenger boats – one is coming from Nanaimo and the second is being purchased – would make 28 sailings each day of the work week between Colwood, Dockyard and Naden. There is strong demand for a water ferry service from military personnel and other residents worried about increasing traffic congestion, said Barry Hobbis, Victoria Harbour Ferry vice-president of operations. More than 750 military and civilian

defence personnel responded to a recent survey undertaken by the company. Of those, 98 per cent wanted a water shuttle at the base to continue. “I hope we’re able to look after those people that I think, right now, are very frightened,” Hobbis said. “There’s lots of families with one car that just don’t know how they’re going to (manage) that.” Passenger fares will be announced once the service receives final approval. CFB Esquimalt officials view the company’s proposal as promising. “We’re really interested, because they’re an established company that has suitable vessels and want to seamlessly transition into this service as of the first of May,” said CFB Esquimalt commander, navy Capt. Craig Baines. He added that security issues, among other things, need to be addressed before the replacement shuttle could begin. “Right now we’re confident that we’re

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going to be able to work through those issues and we’re really hopeful we can make that target date.” A shuttle bus service for military and civilian defence personnel and the general public will also launch May 1. “Of course, it is really up to the members themselves which service they want to use,” said Blue Bus organizer and military wife Cynthia Cummings. “In saying that, I think the obvious choice would be a boat service because it is faster. We were there to basically be an assurance to the military member that they were going to get to and from work.” Members of the public who won’t be permitted to use the ferry will benefit from the shuttle bus, she noted. For details on the water shuttle, visit www.victoriaharbourferry.com. For more information on the Blue Bus, visit www.bluebusshuttle.com. emccracken@vicnews.com

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