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Just like the 99 per cent, municipalities have to dip into savings to buy big ticket items. Which is what Oak Bay council did this year to finance purchases such as new recreation centre furnishings, a new cop car, and the dull but necessary sewer pipe lining. Repaving of Foul Bay Road, a new

snow plow, boom truck, and lawn mowers will also be financed from a collection of reserve funds. Oak Bay council approved its 2012 budget of $31,582,000 this week, including withdrawing monies from four reserve funds for more than a dozen purchases and projects. Oak Bay Coun. John Herbert is a retired accountant and numbers watchdog. “It’s probably a little higher than we

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the same tax ratios. This year the property tax increase is 3.44 per cent, an average of $90 per house. The rate is 3.0136 per $1,000 assessed value. This includes an additional one-half per cent to start a reserve fund for transportation infrastructure renewal. Property tax notices will be sent out after the rate is approved at a May 14 council meeting. Taxes are due July 1. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Business group events on track A full year of fun and games can go ahead now that Oak Bay council has approved the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association’s $76,000 annual budget. The association organizes monthly night markets in Oak Bay as well as the increasingly popular Christmas Light-up. Last year, the group helped Oak Bay play host to an inaugural five-day pumpkin art festival. Funds to the association are funneled through the municipality via a commercial property tax levy. Following some good-humoured chiding from Coun. John Herbert about typos in the group’s proposal, council approved the association’s annual $70,000 request, an amount that’s remained the same for three years. No new community events will be added to the association’s roster this summer. The first night market is set for Wednesday, June 20. editor@oakbaynews. com


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Puttin’ on the ritz Oak Bay High grads step out at block party Vivian Moreau News staff

Although two of her older children have graduated from Oak Bay High, Sue McAllister has never attended the block party held for graduands on the day of their formal dinner. Her first two children graduated before the red carpet event – where students show off their gowns and tuxes before heading off in limos to a formal dinner – was organized just five years ago. But this year McAllister will get to watch her third child, Kate, 17, step out in a strapless wisteria-coloured fulllength gown at the May 11 event. “I’m very excited,” McAllister said. “It’s a chance to see Kate and all those kids I’ve watched grow up dressed up.” Unlike other smaller Greater Victoria high schools, Oak Bay High does not have a venue big enough to host a graduation event that both parents and graduands can attend. Five years ago parents in the Denis Street neighbourhood organized the block party where classmates could gather in their finery before dinner. It’s become a popular event, now held in a different neighbourhood each year. This year the celebration for 2012’s graduating class of 280 will take place at the south end of Monterey Avenue, near Beach Drive between 4 and 6 p.m. Refreshments provided by Oak Bay merchants will be served. Classmates will then head to the Inn at Laurel Point for dinner. Oak Bay High’s graduation ceremony will take place June 6 at the University of Victoria. editor@oakbaynews.com

Monterey middle school students Gavin Kratz, 14, left, and Atiana Handy, 14, hold the World Harmony Run torch and their Torch Bearer medals outside the school last week. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Two Monterey students in limelight Harmony Run, school, honour volunteer efforts Vivian Moreau News staff

Three days before he was honoured at Monterey middle school, Grade 8 student Gavin Kratz knew something was up. It was supposed to be a surprise but by checking out the website for the World Harmony Run Kratz figured out he and classmate Atiana Handy were going to be singled out at a ceremony at the school. “I guess I’m pretty happy,” Kratz said after being given a medal, a rose, some chocolate and a book of inspirations by run organizers on

April 23 at Monterey. Kratz, 14, was honoured in front of an assembly of 400-plus students for not only being a school athletic leader but for the public speaking skills he displayed at a TED Youth event recently. Handy’s volunteer work at a children’s petting zoo, as a library reading buddy and as a volleyball coach garnered her the same recognition and gifts at the 30-minute gathering. “It was embarrassing when he was saying all of it,” she said about listening to vice-principal Sean McCartney’s accolades, “but now I feel kind of honoured.” Six Monterey students ran that morning from a St. Patrick Street meditation centre to the school with six runners from the World

Harmony Run. The World Harmony The Harmony team continued Run was started in 1987 by ath- the run to the legislature grounds lete, philosopher, artist and poet in Victoria for a noon-hour event Sri Chinmoy and is held every before heading to George Jay eletwo years in countries around the mentary school for an afternoon world. The purpose of the gathering and to run, which originates in Galiano Island and “It was New York City, is to raise Vancouver. The Westawareness of peace and embarrassing … ern Canada portion of harmony. the run which began Organizers approached but I feel kind of in Tofino on April 20 Monterey about taking honoured.” ends in Calgary. An part in the relay. McCaEastern Canada relay - Atiana Handy rtney felt it was a good also started this week opportunity to honour in Halifax, aiming for two exceptional students and said Ontario. the Harmony message was one all The Run is funded with donacan connect with. “To talk about tions from individuals and has been peace, friendship and doing good approved by world leaders such as things for others – how can you go Nelson Mandela and athletes such wrong with a message like that?’ as Carl Lewis. he said. editor@oakbaynews.com

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The closure of an intelligence unit at CFB Esquimalt within the next two years won’t jeopardize the West Coast navy’s ability to gather data, says an Oak Baybased intelligence expert. The Department of National Defence said it has already begun the process of merging its Acoustic Data Analysis Centre (Pacific) within a similar, but larger unit at CFB Halifax, a move that will create a one-time savings of $378,000. Defence officials say the consolidation will save money but won’t impact the military’s ability “to meet operational objectives in the delivery of naval intelligence capability.� The 27 military personnel who work at ADAC Pacific are responsible for providing acoustic analysis, operational support and training “to enhance the overall combat effectiveness of maritime surface, subsurface and air fleets,� the department said in a statement to the News.

Though the military remains tem, the more likely it is that tight-lipped about the exact something dangerous will slip nature of the work done at the through. unit, Alan Breakspear said per“I see no indication here that sonnel likely process and ana- they’re closing down a colleclyze sonar information capability.� tion, some of which In fact, the move is recorded at sea. will be advantaThe navy’s ability geous, he said. to analyze this col“What you’re getlected data won’t be ting is a stronger impacted by the West capability to do analCoast unit’s closure, ysis, because you’ve because the informagot more people tion will instead be there (on the East sent to ADAC AtlanCoast) with more tic for analysis, said Alan Breakspear experience.� Breakspear. ADAC Atlantic For decades, he worked in opened in 1967. ADAC Pacific intelligence analysis and policy was established the followdevelopment for such federal ing year as a detachment and agencies as Communications became a unit 1994. Security Establishment Canada Technological advancements and the Canadian Security Intel- make their merger possible. ligence Service, among others. “With the technology avail“The aim of the military, and able, there is less need to be tied the government, generally, is to to a specific geographic location, have as complete a picture of and West Coast units will receive what’s coming towards Cana- similar service from ADAC Atlandian territory as you possibly tic,� the defence department can,� he said. “The more holes said. you have in your collection sysemccracken@vicnews.com

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the delay to test came because it took nine years to identify similarities in the types of complaints the university was receiving. Mary-Louise Leidl approached the University of “Our perception of it, at the time, was these were Victoria’s Sedgewick Building in late 2003 feeling a individual complaints. We certainly see, right at healthy balance of anxiety and optimism. this point in time, there are a number of individuals It was only natural for her to feel this way, with a that WorkSafeBC has identified who have common sought-after job interview imminent. complaints,” he says. “Certainly by 2009, it was She stepped out of the December cold into the clear something needed to be done to address the 1969-built building, but from the first rush of warm complaints that we were hearing in Sedgewick.” air that greeted her, Leidl could tell something was Some of the concerns about smell were dealt amiss. with – one was food rotting in the kitchen, another “I noticed right away a musty smell. I remem- was a spill inside a vending machine – but Piskor ber standing there thinking: ‘Should I even con- acknowledges that complaints continued about tinue with this? Should I go to the interview?’” persistent “earthy-type odours.” she recalls. “I should’ve paid attention to that, in A current UVic employee, who spoke to the News retrospect.” on the condition of anonymity, says the building The co-op student successfully got a job in smells like “a stale, moist, dirty basement.” the UVic communications department (UCom) “I’ve never not noticed the smell, it’s always in December 2003. She wrote press been there,” says the employee, who releases and articles for The Ring, the doesn’t work in Sedgewick. “I was feeling university’s newspaper. She, too, would notice strange But Leidl quickly gained more unwell, feeling symptoms after spending time in the than just on-the-job work experi- really run down – building. ence. Before the first work week was “An hour or so after I would leave up, she developed health concerns, and unusually so.” the building I would have a bit of a - Mary-Louise Leidl raw feeling in my throat, and somewhich she says were “completely out of my realm of experience.” times just an irritation of a cough.” “I was feeling totally exhausted. I remember on Debilitating fatigue and headaches were the the (first) Friday evening sleeping for 12 hours – I most common health effects reported by employhad never done that in my life,” Leidl says. ees in Sedgewick, followed by chronic coughing, And the problems persisted as the job contin- runny noses, bronchitis, asthma and itchy eyes, ued. “I was feeling unwell, feeling really run down Ianson wrote in the WorkSafeBC report. – and unusually so.” UVic took steps in the last three years to attempt She brought her health concerns to the atten- to mitigate the problems. The crawlspace beneath tion of her work and co-op supervisors, as well as the building was ground-sealed in 2010, and the her doctor. She asked her colleagues whether they HVAC system was cleaned and turned back on had ever “experienced anything unusual working earlier this year. (The HVAC was initially turned off there” and got mixed answers. She even wrote to because “it was blowing cold air,” Piskor says.) university president David Turpin expressing her Brian Kapuscinski, project architect with KMP concerns after her work experience ended. Architecture Inc., which conducted the crawl“I have little in the way of concrete evidence that space remediation, says there was no mould or would show Sedgewick is in fact sick,” Leidl wrote standing water found underneath the building. to Turpin in July 2004. “What I do know for a fact is “We simply cleaned up the space, tied up some that building has made me ill.” data wiring that was not secure … then lined Leidl was not alone. Since 2000 many UVic the entire crawlspace with a PVC membrane,” he employees (the school won’t say exactly how says. There were a couple spots that were damp, many) have filed complaints about health con- though, Kapuscinski says. cerns developed while working in Sedgewick. Ianson writes that, while the university has According to WorkSafeBC, UCom is where most of taken steps since 2009, “the area remains without the serious health concerns originate. adequate housekeeping and, in discussions with A critical report from WorkSafeBC, released workers, … there remains chronic health/wellness April 17, says the university has failed to protect concerns.” the health and safety of its employees under the WorkSafeBC only became aware of the issue in Workers Compensation Act (WCA) after high lev- June 2011, when an employee fell ill and filed a els of mould and carbon dioxide were found in the claim, says spokesperson Donna Freeman. Sedgewick building in late 2009. Ianson issued four orders that the university “The employer has been receiving these com- must comply with by May 31. plaints for a number of years, and, to date, has The orders require UVic to ensure its workers’ failed to fully investigate the known and unknown safety by correcting the issues related to health airborne contaminates,” wrote WorkSafeBC pre- and wellness complaints from Sedgewick employvention officer Dawn Ianson. ees. The university must conduct airborne samCO2 levels inside were elevated – possibly due pling and produce a report with findings when to turning off the building’s heating, ventilation complaints are lodged. It also must improve the and air conditioning system, which pumps stale reporting system for health and safety issues to air out and fresh air in. It was permanently shut ensure each one is investigated and addressed. down in 1998. 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WorkSafeBC says the University of Victoria failed to protect the health and safety of employees working in the Sedgewick Building, after mould and high levels of carbon dioxide were found inside. “We’ve done our utmost to address the situation as it’s come up,” Piskor says. “There are certainly things we can improve, and we are certainly moving forward to improve our processes. “We have a compliance plan that we will be putting together over the next few weeks. And we will be engaging a consultant to go through and do this work,” he adds. One of the employee unions at the university, CUPE 951, sent out a release to its members last week asking anyone who has experienced health concerns in Sedgewick since

1998 to report it to the union. Leidl, who no longer works at the university, is hopeful that WorkSafeBC will ensure the health of employees still working in Sedgewick. “If there’s a problem, you fix it. Why it was being swept under the carpet, I don’t know – it’s a bit of a mystery to me,” she says. “It’s been going on way too long. Personally, I would like to see the building torn down. I don’t know if they can do anything other than that or find another place for staff to work.” kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Workplace health a serious issue To some, “sick building syndrome” sounds like an invented phrase designed to create a new industry. But to those who have experienced health problems at work, the broad label – it was first coined in the 1970s – was music to their ears. It was a recognition that such annoying symptoms as sore throats or eyes, dry cough and even fatigue, that UVic has a seemed to disappear upon leaving a building, chance to be may indeed have been a a leader again result of external forces rather than being related to their personal health care in general. A recent WorkSafeBC report called out the University of Victoria for not adequately protecting the health and safety of its employees in the Sedgewick building, home to UVic’s communications department. Mould spores and high carbon dioxide levels were determined to be contributing to symptoms experienced by employees working there. UVic had been looking into the problems as far back as 2009, following numerous complaints from staff. Still, WorkSafe, which received a employee complaint about Sedgewick in 2011, found not enough was done to remedy air quality problems in the building. In these days of economic uncertainty, people are fearful of losing their jobs if they complain and are often reluctant to speak up when working conditions are less than ideal. It takes great courage for an employee to stand up for their right to a healthy work environment, especially when the source of illness or discomfort is not immediately apparent. It also takes courage for management to do the right thing, even if that means spending money on something not in the budget. As with the identity theft case that prompted the university to tighten up its security, UVic, one of Canada’s top employers, has an opportunity to show leadership again by getting to the bottom of the Sedgewick problems. By adhering to WorkSafeBC’s orders and instituting an environmental health policy for all its buildings, it can ensure employees’ concerns are taken seriously. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Forest jobs won’t wait until 2013 Sawmill tragedies in Prince employment in the area would go George and Burns Lake have from 1,572 jobs before the beetle brought overdue attention to the epidemic to 521. larger crisis, as the end Prince George’s much of B.C.’s latest pine beetle larger harvest total is infestation continues to expected to drop by transform the Interior almost half. And around forest industry. Quesnel, producers say The urgency of the an economic supply of timber supply situation dead pine will be there for was set out in a couple only another year-and-aof high-level documents half. that were leaked from This document and the forests ministry in a subsequent proposal recent days. These leaks to cabinet set out the show several things, one Tom Fletcher options. They include of which is that this is a relaxing visual quality B.C. Views government in trouble. areas, old-growth Someone on the inside management zones and forced the unpopular options into wildlife connectivity corridors. the public arena. This is not as drastic as it sounds, Cabinet ministers have tried to given that the first areas to be dismiss the documents as early opened up would be those where drafts, but no one has disputed many of the trees are already dead. their numbers. Most beetle-affected areas have A report on mid-term timber a substantial proportion of live supply looks at the four most trees. If decade-old dead trees were beetle-affected areas: Prince George, subsidized for biofuel use, this Lakes (west of Prince George would support harvest and hauling around Burns Lake), Quesnel and of healthy sawlogs along with them. Williams Lake. In recent years B.C.’s The government is also chief forester has increased the considering swapping some existing annual allowable cut of all these cutting licences to increase wood timber supply areas substantially to supply for the Lakes district, to harvest dead trees. provide enough long-term supply In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual for reconstruction of the destroyed allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic Burns Lake mill. There is also the metres. Currently it is up to two prospect of awarding unassigned million, but once the beetle wood is timber to “a single representative unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even of the six First Nations in the Lakes if visual quality rules are relaxed timber supply area.” to release more timber, forest Speaking to forest scientists who

work in B.C., a couple of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the largest on record, but it is far from the first. And despite many assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not certain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just a string of warmer winters after decades of fire suppression kept older stands around. Lodgepole pine forests are firepropagated. The term “old growth” has little meaning in a cycle of natural fires that doesn’t occur in wetter zones. But none of this will matter much in the urban political debate that is about to ensue. “Old growth” is now a quasi-religious notion. International environmental groups have convinced most people that logging is the primary cause of forest loss. In fact, the UN’s “State of the World’s Forests” reports have shown that 95 per cent of global forest loss is due to agriculture. Forest cover is increasing in industrialized countries, which use farmland more efficiently. The B.C. Liberal government needs to make some tough decisions quickly, before next year’s election. The premier’s vow to “create and defend” jobs is about to be tested like never before. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Recreational fishery means more than fun It is with sadness that I see news that the Juan de Fuca Invitational Salmon Championship near Victoria has been cancelled for 2012. The fact that this important social and cultural event for the B.C. recreational fishery that, over its 25 year history has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for much-needed salmon habitat and stock enhancement work has been cancelled should be enough of a tragedy, but it isn’t the whole story. This major blow to the B.C. angling community and the tourism based businesses that support it is a symptom of a far larger problem. It appears that over the past couple of decades the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has forgotten how important recreational fishing is to British Columbians and increasingly seems to have lost touch with the value of our fishery and how it works. To illustrate the depth of this problem, you only have to look as far as DFO’s own planning and priority document for 2012. It shows that the target landed value for commercial fisheries nationwide is $5 billion, while the target for the value of the recreational fishery is $7.5 billion. The seriousness of the problem becomes even more evident when we find out that DFO intends on spending $101.6 million to support commercial fisheries activity,

while the recreational fishery is allocated $5.9 million. Talk about no respect. How on Earth can this be justified? The issues that flow out of this clear disregard for the recreational fishery affect many species across the entire province. Coho, Chinook, halibut, prawn, and crab are all glaring examples of fisheries where the recreational sector is becoming increasingly marginalized. The public outcry surrounding halibut is well documented, and yet even after making a tiny readjustment to the allocation, the minister has still tried to placate the commercial lobby by allowing individuals to lease quotas from commercial quota holders and thereby remove all bag limits or seasons for themselves. The DFO encourages this blatant defiling of the basic rules and ethics of sport fishing which is disgusting. Certain Chinook and Coho stocks in the mid-Fraser River have been declining for more than a decade and DFO has been aware of this. What have they done to address or even gain an understanding of the problem? Nothing, other than attempts to “shave the iceberg” by chipping away at an insignificant recreational catch. They know that further reductions in sport catch will do nothing to help these stocks, yet once again they will take what they feel is

the path of least resistance rather than deal with the thornier issues. This isn’t good enough, and until DFO is forced to address the fundamental issues of salmon production and in-river mortality rather than recreational catch, there will be no light at the end of this tunnel any time soon. It is time to stop allowing DFO to take the easy road. Personally I’m fed up with DFO managers who are only interested in creating confrontation between sectors and short-sighted band-aid solutions to long-term problems. If the 300,000 or so anglers who value the precious time we spend on the water with family and friends, and the hundreds of businesses that are keeping coastal communities afloat across this province with their economic activity aren’t important to DFO, perhaps it’s time we remind them that we are here, we are important and we aren’t going anywhere. If you care about the future of your recreational fishery, the time has come to say enough is enough. Write the minister, talk to your local politicians, or just do something to make them understand that we are important, we do care and we have had enough. Martin Paish GM, Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina, Oak Bay Marine Group

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New faces on Speak up for B.C. coast the avenue The topic of conversation at coffee shops, the pub and local dinner parties is what to call the newest faces on Oak Bay Avenue. Vagrants? Beggars? Bums? Hobos? Homeless persons? Loiterers? In all of the years I have lived in Oak Bay this is the first year I have been hassled for money by transients. Is this part of our sweeping new changes in the municipality, along with backyard farming and bike lanes? Scott Piercy Oak Bay

Stephen Harper has told China that the Enbridge pipeline is a done deal and that having huge oil tankers negotiating the narrow waters of B.C.’s coast is safe. I wonder if Canadians realize that part of the tanker route passes through one of the most dangerous waters in the world, due to weather. Factor in our increasingly violent storms, fog and the possibility of human error, B.C.’s coast is in a very precarious and dangerous situation. It isn’t a matter of ‘if’ a tanker accident/oil spill will happen on B.C.’s pristine coast, it’s a matter of ‘when.’ Many of us live in B.C. because it is one of the most beautiful and diverse nature settings in the world. Yet Stephen Harper wants to build a pipeline right through one of the most fragile, delicate and vulnerable settings: The Great Bear Rainforest. Unless Canadians, particularly the people of B.C., take some action, then the Enbridge pipeline will probably be a done deal. Premier Christy Clark has the power to tell the Harper government that the people of B.C. don’t want it built. But we need to let her know our position. If we sit back and don’t do anything, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Lia Fraser Saanich

Stage 1 - Water Conservation Bylaw In effect May 1 to September 30 Lawn watering is permitted two days per week as follows:

Watering of trees, flowers, shrubs & vegetables is permitted as follows:

Even numbered addresses may water Wednesday & Saturday from 4-10 am & 7-10 pm Odd numbered addresses may water Thursday & Sunday from 4-10 am & 7-10 pm

Established trees, flowers, shrubs and vegetables may be watered by hand any day and any time if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle, or a micro/drip irrigation system.

Newly installed lawns (sod or seed) may be watered outside the permitted days detailed above by special permit only.

Established trees, flowers, shrubs and vegetables may be watered with a sprinkler any day from 4-10 am & 7-10 pm. For further information, please call 250.474.9684 or visit www.crd.bc.ca/water

Vision Matters Healthy Eyes. Doctor Delivered. Dr. Neil Paterson

Mature eyes & computers: Are they compatible? Viewing a computer screen clearly and comfortably can be a challenge for users experiencing age-related vision changes. People over 50 may require prescription eyeglasses designed specifically for computer use. Regular bifocal lenses can provide good distance and near vision but do not function well at those intermediate distances where the computer screen is often positioned. Options for computer users range from monovision or bifocal contact lenses to glasses focused for intermediate and near distance, wide-band trifocals, or even specially designed progressive lenses. Another source of irritation for older computer users can be dry eye. Aging tends to make the eye drier, and this condition can be aggravated by the tendency of computer users to stare at the screen and therefore blink less often. Artificial tears can bring relief. Mature computer users should discuss their requirements and vision-related difficulties with their optometrist, who can find them the best solution.

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Victoria-based Connect Hearing has specializing in communications once again earned a place on the “Best strategy and media relations. Local Workplaces in Canada” list, web designer Neil Tran has compiled by Great Place to also launched his own digital Work Institute Canada. communications shop, Leap “It’s all in the details,” Web Solutions. Connect Hearing CEO Craig Delta Victoria Ocean Cameron says of his company’s Pointe is nearing completion success in employee relations. of $14 million renovations “For example, a simple to its 240 guestrooms, in birthday acknowledgement time to celebrate its 20th shows the company does take anniversary. The investment notice. So do larger initiatives will provide spaces that are like encouraging all employees, Jennifer Blyth modern, adaptable and full of not only supervisors, to technology features such as Business Beat recognize coworkers and the new SmartDesk, a fullyencourage a national policy of wired, multi-purpose area with growth and promoting from within.” built-in power and connectivity dock. It’s the third consecutive honour The Downtown Victoria Business for Connect Hearing, Canada’s largest Association and the Bay Centre, with network of hearing professionals, with EvoShift and a variety of downtown 120 clinics in six provinces. Evaluation property owners, have introduced is based on two criteria: two-thirds of free public WiFi to a selection of highthe score comes from a 58-statement traffic locations throughout downtown survey completed by a random Victoria, making it easy for people to selection of employees, along with their stay connected. open-ended comments about their Realtors have a new tool to get their organization; the remaining one-third message to customers with StreetInfo, comes from an in-depth review of the developed in Victoria by Beta Street. organization’s culture, including an Designed to meet the needs of techevaluation of human resources policies savvy buyers who want information and procedures. This year’s list received quickly, StreetInfo allows home buyers more than 230 nominations and more to instantly receive information on their than 49,000 employees participated in mobile device about a specific property, the survey. with a local text number, phone number, QR code and mobile website all under New & Notable a property ID. Realtors then receive an Christine Gleed and Trisha Lees, instant notification when someone has previously senior account managers with viewed their listing. Tartan Group, have struck out on their Payline Financial has partnered with own with Mouthpiece Communications, International Currency Exchange to

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Watoto, Tenore together on stage Children’s choir, tenors provide a powerful presence Travis Paterson News staff

When the Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa stopped in Victoria for five shows last year, Jill Ann Siemens went to them all. “These are rescued kids from less than ideal conditions and they’re so happy in their performance, it’s the most beautiful thing. I cried Submitted photos tears of joy the entire week,” SieThe Watoto Children’s Choir, above, and Tenore, right, will perform mens said. This week the Watoto choir is together in Victoria during shows on May 6 and 9. back again for two shows, only this time it’s going to be the launch party for a new partnership. and Tenore has taken off even faster than the On Sunday and Wednesday (May 6 and 9), the choir Tenors did. will perform with Tenore, the award-winning trio of tenors “The first CD only came out in 2011, and right Shane Wiebe (Abbotsford), Jason Catron (Nashville, Tenn.) away it’s garnered a lot of attention. Maybe and Mark David Williams (Arden Hills, Minn.), which is man- things are going faster this time because I have aged by Victoria-based Siemens. that much more experience.” She led the initiative to put Tenore together following Now Siemens is even more thrilled to have the success of her previous project, the Canadian Tenors, Tenore and Watoto on the same stage. “After I saw Watoto I thought, ‘they have choirs, this is so perfect, we can sing with them.’ I reached out, and right away I was going for lunch with Watoto’s Canadian CEO. You just don’t get that from CEOs. “I get so much positive response about Tenore, people ■ May 6, Glad Tidings Church, 1:30 p.m. Free tell me they find the music joyous and uplifting, and so is admission. Watoto.” The Canadian Tenors raised millions for charitable ■ May 9, Church of Our Lord, 7 p.m. Free admission. organizations and now Siemens is hoping to do the same with Tenore.

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“I’m always trying to help children in the world who are suffering, and we can do that with our musical products.” The resulting partnership will also see Tenore donate proceeds of CD sales to the Watoto program, as well as future concerts together. Tenore come to Victoria this week from Ottawa where they played a private gig on Tuesday (May 1) for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s National Prayer Breakfast. sports@vicnews.com

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Theater Skam spins with Victoria cycling festival Theater Skam is joining the Victoria International Cycling Festival. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;theater on a bikeâ&#x20AC;? company will perform its annual summer project known as Bike Ride, June 16, 17, 23 and 24 beginning at Cecilia Ravine Park. Skam is one of three arts and entertainment events on the cycling festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calendar this year, with Pedalling Art and Spoke â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Word. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to get into the festival even before (it debuted) last year,â&#x20AC;? said Theatre Skamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic producer Matthew Payne. Both the performers and audience cycle along as Bike Ride presents a series of short shows along a four-kilometre stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail. Pedalling Art will feature cycle art in galleries and cafĂŠs throughout the festival (June 1 to 24). A bicycle-inspired speaker will take up a spot and throw words around downtown as part of the Spoke â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Word series. For more information visitvicf.ca. sports@vicnews.com

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School choir circle friends in song The School District 61 Honour Choir presents its annual spring concert Circle of Friends on May 12 at St. Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 3703 St. Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10/Adults $5/ Children (12 & under). Tickets are available in advance at Ivyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookshop in Oak Bay Village, or at the door.

Photography for young artists The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is hosting its first Artist-in-Residence program at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill. The program is on photography for young artists 18 to 24, with applications received until May 9. This is an opportunity for youth to work directly with a professional artist/mentor, at no cost. The program will run four weekends and several evenings beginning May 16 at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill. Find details and an application forms at cacgv.ca.

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Rower Obee out of London Olympics

Delta Islander Eric Perera, top, takes down Victoria junior Shamrock Brody Eastwood at Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday (April 28). The Shamrocks won the home opener 10-4. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Jr. ’Rocks look to past for new strategy Old system new again for ’Rocks Travis Paterson News staff

A reversion to the old days of lacrosse has the defence shooting and offence defending as the Victoria Shamrocks are going old school for the 2012 B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League season (ages 18 to 21). The Shamrocks jumped into first place with a perfect opening weekend, and downed the Delta Islanders 10-4 and Poco Saints 10-7. Nine different players scored for the Shamrocks in the home-opener on Saturday against the Islanders. The variety of scorers is due to a

retooling of the bench, said Shamrocks head coach Larry Smeltzer. “The system is a work in progress. We’ve seen flashes of brilliance with it, but have a long way to go before it’s perfected. It contributed to our first two wins, but so did a deep desire from our players to win.” Basically, Smeltzer is moving away from the specialization of offence and defence, with all players taking on a transition role, and playing at both ends of the rink. “Box lacrosse seems to have deteriorated into some form of the field game (forced) into the arena. Box players used to play offence and defence. Field isn’t a bad sport, but it belongs on the field, and not inside an arena.”

Smeltzer’s strategy is a response to the slower-moving but highly effective attack of the Coquitlam Adanacs and New Westminster Salmonbellies. One of the changes is an increased ball-handling role by the goalies. Cody Hagedorn made 43 saves on 47 shots on Saturday and on Sunday rookie goaltender Mike Berti made his debut, stopping 40 of 47 shots. Berti was added to the tandem in favour of last year’s goalie Cory Mayzes, who was cut, Smeltzer said. “Hagedorn and Berti move the ball. That’s part of our system, they’re handling the ball much more and are the release person.” It has led to breakaways and a faster counter-attack, he said.

The weekend was a different story for the Intermediate-A (16-18) Victoria Shamrocks, which lost 14-11 to the Coquitlam Adanacs on Saturday but won 10-4 over the expansion Maple Ridge Burrards on Sunday. Jordan Cunningham led the Shamrocks with four goals and a helper on Saturday, while Darrin Wilson had a pair of goals and team captain Max Fredrickson picked up a goal and three assists. Cunningham netted a hat trick on Sunday. This Saturday (May 5) at Bear Mountain Arena the Baby ’Rocks host the Salmonbellies at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Jr. ’Rocks at 5 p.m. vs. the Adanacs. sports@vicnews.com

Double bogey: Golf second sport to be cancelled Travis Paterson News sports

With a heavy heart, Claremont secondary teacher Darren Reisig spoke about the April 25 cancellation of B.C.’s high school senior golf A, AA and AAA provincials. The tournaments had been scheduled for May 29 to June 1 in Surrey, Radium and Kamloops, respectively. The cancellations are part of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation protest against Bill 22. Mountain biking was the first casualty, announced on April 24, while boys rugby, badminton, tennis and girls soccer were voted to continue on. As of Monday, the fate of track and field was still being decided. Reisig is hoping the upcoming

Victoria Police Tournament for Lower Island high school golfers won’t be cancelled. As many as 72 golfers are expected for the shotgun tourney, today (May 2) at Olympic View Golf Club on the West Shore. “I hope people honour their commitment to the police tournament just because so much work has gone into it already,” Reisig said. As of last week, Reisig was in the process of trying to find out if there is enough of a reason to hold the Lower Islands, including the AAA. Though high school golf in B.C. is not among the top sports for getting athletes post-secondary scholarships – in the way that basketball and volleyball do – it all helps, Reisig said.

Golfers swing into UVic

Highlanders in, Gordon Head out The defending provincial soccer champs are seeking a back-to-back titles. The Victoria Highlanders under-21 men’s team defeated Rino’s Vancouver 5-3 in the semifinal at Andy Livingstone Park in Vancouver on Sunday (April 29). Sam Prette, Tarnvir Bhandal, Bryan Taylor, Gareth Langdon and Jyotish Khanna scored for the Highlanders. The Highlanders will face the Port Moody Gunners, which downed Gordon Head 6-4, in the other semifinal.

Kenyans go-go top two in TC 10-km Kip Kangogo (29:51) and Willy Kimosop (30:05) of Kenya finished first and second, respectively, at Sunday’s (April 29) TC 10-km in downtown Victoria. Sidney’s Lucy Smith finished second among the women, 42 seconds back of winner Natasha Wodak-Fraser (Port Moody), 34:32.

Golf’s cancellation was a nonfactor for a pair of Grade 12 Reynolds secondary golfers, Matthew Broughton and Sean Hay, in terms of earning post-secondary financial assistance. Both committed to the Vikes for the 2012-13 season.

School success story Former Claremont golfer Megan Woodland, now a third-year golfer with the University of Victoria, is in the midst of an outstanding varsity career and is a recipient of financial assistance for her success both on the greens and academically. Woodland recently finished first overall at a tournament in Arizona and is the Vikes 2011-12 female athlete of the year. sports@vicnews.com

An Olympic future seems certain for upand-coming Victoria rower Patricia Obee, though she might have to wait a little longer. Last week, 20-yearold Obee lost in a headto-head race against 37-year-old Tracy Cameron at Elk Lake. Cameron earned the secondspot in Canada’s lightweight double for the London Games, with Victoria’s Lindsay Jennerich (29) already selected for the boat. Cameron and Jennerich won gold at the 2010 world rowing championships but Cameron was injured for last year’s worlds. That’s when Obee paired with Jennerich and won silver, helping to qualify the boat for London.

Prospect Lake edged from B.C.s

Photo by Armando Tura

Vikes golfer Megan Woodland went to Claremont secondary.

Vancouver’s Columbus FC knocked Prospect Lake FC of Saanich out of the Provincial Senior Women’s A-Cup semifinals, 1-0 at Layritz Park on Sunday.


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LEGAL SERVICES

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HOMES WANTED

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CARS

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WE BUY HOUSES

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$50-$1000 CASH For scrap vehicle

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

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TABLE & CHAIRS, off white & brown, $99. 250-477-8753.

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

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RENTALS

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

GLEN LAKE furnished 1 Bdrm shared laundry, on the lake. $475 inclusive. Male preferred. Available Now. 250-478-1426. TILLICUM HOUSING $400. to $750. inclusive. Single parent, student friendly. 778-977-8288

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NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT

ROOMS FOR RENT

LIFE is BETTER at THE CAMELOT! Supported, affordable independent living in the heart of historical James Bay. For sale or rent.

DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

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VIEW ROYAL, Portage Inlet, 3 bdrms, garage, deck, W/D, $1350 + utils. 250-479-4956.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

APARTMENT/CONDO

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

NO HST, LOW PRICES on All Like New & Used Furniture & Mattresses! On All Carpenter, Mechanic & Handyman Tools & Hdwe! New Solid Wood 8Pc Bedroom Ste $1299.; New Reclining Sofa, Reclining Loveseat & Recliner $1199.; New Q/S Box & Mattress Set w/10 Yr. Warrantee $399. BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION TILLICUM AREA, semi furn, shared bath, kitchenette, internet & W/D, $475 incls cable, 250-727-3671 (Leave mess).

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

LANGFORD 2 BR grnd, priv patio, 5 appls, NS, NP, $1050/mo. util incl. 250-6343212 refs 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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY- 3 bdrm sxs duplex, 1 bath, no steps. NS/NP. $1375+.Lease.(250)656-4003.

HOMES FOR RENT MILL BAY: 1/3rd ac. oceanview lot, wrap around deck, 3bdrm, 2bath, workshop, 5 appl, woodstove, detached garage, N/S, N/P, references required, negot. lease term, $1500/mo. 250-997-7928.

BRENTWOOD, BACH, Lrg, furn’d, ground level. Priv. entrance, parking, close to bus. NS/NP. $700. (250)652-9454. GORDON HEAD: new 2 bdrm suite, private ent, NP/NS, May 1, $1195 incls utils, internet & cable. Call 250-360-1327. ROYAL OAK: 2bdrm suite, NS/NP, $900+ water/hydro. 250-589-2873, 250-744-2861.

1-800-910-6402

GUARANTEED We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

SIDNEY, BRIGHT, upper level 2 bdrm. Yard, storage. New kitchen, bath & patio; parking, W/D, NS/NP. ref’s, 1 yr lease, June 1. $1100. 778-426-4556.

TOWNHOUSES SOOKE- NEW 3 bdrm, 3 bath town home, 2 car closed in garage, own yard, $1400+ utils. Call (250)478-9843.

1989 - 19’ Citation, C Class RV, good condition, $3000 obo. Call 250-391-5750.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095. www.creditdrivers.ca

AUTO SERVICES

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back & fold down double bed. Immaculate condition. Full shower with skylight, generator, air conditioning, 91,000 km. $16,500. (250) 748-3539 BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

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CARS

SUITES, UPPER BEAR MTN., detached 2 bdrm main level suite, appls incl’d, N/S, pets ok, $1050 mo. Avail immed. (250)589-3202.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

Auto Loans or

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.

TRUCKS & VANS

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

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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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. $13,995 o.b.o. 250-466-4156

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ELECTRICAL

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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.

GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

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

TAX

MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

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

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

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

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Expert: new homes &renos. No job too sm#22779.

CARPET INSTALLATION

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

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

MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

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

EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.

250.388.3535

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.

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.

INFINITY FENCING LTD Chain link colour packages, Ornamental, Wood & Farm fencing. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates For all your fencing needs, please call

250-415-9771 QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

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

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GARDENING

GARDENING

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

AURICLE LAWNS- Spring clean up lawns, garden, hedge pruning, rototill. 250-882-3129 DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. FREE MULCH on all Landscaping we install for you. Visit our Nursery and pick your plants! Call 250-391-9366. GARDEN DESIGN or redesign You install or we do, Huge Discount at our Nursery. Call 250-391-9366. LANDSCAPE & TREE care hedges/pruning/shaping. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465. RUSTY’S LAWN SERVICE. Reliable UVic Student. Free estimates. (250)858-6614. RUSTY’S SOIL, Mulch & Garden loam delivery. Free estimates. (250)858-6614.

250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Neglected garden? Spring clean-ups, hedges, power raking, aerating, weed/moss stump, blackberry & ivy removal. 24yrs exp. WCB.

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BAY NEWS

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HANDYPERSONS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PAINTING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

✭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.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

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

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

BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602.

STUCCO/SIDING

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071

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

HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. WILL DO GARDENING etc. $15/hr. Your tools. Reliable. Call (250)383-3995.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-889-5794. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter Cleaning. Thorough Job at a Fair Price! Repairs, gutter guard, power/window washing, roof de-moss. Free no obligation estimates. 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, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

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IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

HAULING & 250-889-5794.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Rockwork, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Fully insured. Estimates. Call 250-588-9471 - 250-882-5181

RECYCLING.

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

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

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

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.

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OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. 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.

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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.

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

WINDOW CLEANING BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning Licensed 25 years. Cell 250-884-7066, 381-7127 msg DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-590-2929, 250-812-3213.

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DRINKING WATER WEEK

Here in BC we often take our tap water for granted, but it is a finite resource that we should value and protect.

Take the challenge and WIN!

MAY 13-19

We need to value our drinking water methods in your area. We invite you to get involved and learn more about your water. Start by taking the Community Water Challenge and pledge to be water wise. By incorporating practical actions into our daily routines, we can make a difference. Visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org to find out about Drinking Water Week events in your area, and to download activities and educational resources provided by BC Water & Waste Association.

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Be Water Wise: ■ Limit your shower time to 5 minutes per day. ■ Install a low-flow fixture or appliance. Look for the WaterSense label on retail shelves across BC. ■ Return unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal. ■ Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving and doing dishes. ■ Dispose of household wastes such as cleaners, paints and grease responsibly, instead of putting them down your sink or toilet.

True and False: Test your water knowledge – take the quiz!

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1. British Columbians use more water than other Canadians.

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2. Fats, oils and grease may be properly disposed of down drains or toilets.

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3. The best way to achieve a healthy lawn is by watering lightly several times a week.

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■ 26% of British Columbians have no idea where the water that flows from their tap comes from.* ■ The average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day. However, the average Canadian thinks they only use 132 litres per day.* ■ We use up to 50% more water in the summertime when people are watering their lawns and gardens.** *2011 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada **BC Stats 2009

For more water wise tips and ‘Did You Knows’, and to download educational ducatio activities for your home or classroom, visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org.

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ANSWERS: 1.True: British Columbians use an average of 426 litres of water per day; the average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day (nearly double what Europeans use!)* 2. False: Never put fats, oils or grease down the drain - when these substances enter our wastewater they can clog pipes and deplete oxygen in the aquatic environment. 3. False: Watering your lawn thoroughly once per week rather than lightly at a greater frequency will strengthen the roots and promote a greener, healthier lawn.

When you turn on your tap asks you to “Get to know and clean, safe water comes your H2O.” Think about the impact of your everyday acout, do you ever wonder how tions and how a few simple it got there or what happens changes really can make a when it goes down the drain? difference. Or why you should care? Have you thought about “It is often said that the how much water you can ability to provide clean save by drinking walimiting ter and treat your shower sewage is the time to five greatest conminutes, or tribution to by turning off public health the tap while our world has brushing seen,” says your teeth? Daisy Foster, How about CEO of BC by reducing Water & lawn waterWaste Association. “Yet, drinkingwaterweek.org ing or raising the level of in our part of your lawn the world, we mower blade to cut down on take for granted that we can evaporation? simply turn on the tap and Did you know that what we clean water gushes out. We put down our sink or toilet forget that we use that same can have a serious impact treated water to hose down on fish and the aquatic our driveways and water our environment? Detergents, lawns. We flush our toilets medications, and many other and away it goes along with household products end whatever we put down there.” up at wastewater treatment She adds, “We make the plants where special processeffort to turn out lights to es are required to minimize conserve energy, yet we the impact on the receiving don’t make the connection waters. Fats, oils and grease between energy and water that we put down our drains use. Many of us are unaware can often cause blockages in of the energy that is used to sewer lines resulting in costly treat and distribute water.” repairs. During Drinking During Drinking Water Water Week, take the time to Week, May 13 – 19, 2012, BC find out about safer disposal Water & Waste Association

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CRD-approved transfer stations and composting facilities. The program is expected to help ease the transition to a full ban on kitchen scraps at Hartland Landfill,

planned for 2015. Organic materials such as food scraps and soiled paper products make up about 30 per cent of the waste stream at Hartland Landfill.

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Saanich’s retiring chief administrative officer won’t have much time off before starting his next job. Tim Wood, who is set to retire May 31 after 10 years in his current position, was named last week to the provincial government’s audit council. The council will oversee B.C.’s new office of the Auditor General for Local Government. Wood, along with four other council members, will first make a recommendation to Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, as to who should be appointed municipal auditor-general. Chong clarified last week that the auditorgeneral’s role is “not about finding fault, not about imposing new rules. It’s about helping to find efficiencies.” While some municipal leaders were suspicious, one the early advocates of the new office was Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard. He said he learned the value of performance audits before entering politics, when he ran three tire stores that are part of a national chain of 300 outlets. Having seen the legislation, Chong said, local government representatives now understand that the auditor will be independent of the B.C. government and its recommendations will not be binding. According to a ministry statement, the audit council will, in turn, ensure the independence of the auditor-general, and is “responsible for monitoring the performance of the AGLG by reviewing and providing comments on performance audits, annual reports and service plans.” – With files from Tom Fletcher kslavin@saanich news.com


Oak Bay News, May 02, 2012