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Traffic dictates planning on Shelbourne Cutting corridor to three lanes not viable, says study

Construction is underway on a new bike path through Rainbow Park in Saanich. The District wants to encourage cycling in the community, but some neighbours object to plowing through a park.

Kyle Slavin News staff

The Shelbourne Street corridor won’t be getting bike lanes anytime soon. Traffic on Shelbourne north of Hillside Centre is simply too heavy to knock the road down to three lanes to better accommodate buses, cyclists and pedestrians, according to a consultant report looking at a 25-year plan to revamp one of the major arteries of Saanich. “We have over 25,000 cars going along Shelbourne south of McKenzie (Avenue) every day, and the transportation modelling shows that if we were to limit the number of lanes on Shelbourne to two or three, that traffic would disperse onto parallel routes, such as Richmond and Cedar Hill,” said Saanich planner Harold Stanley. “And those roads aren’t built to handle that kind of traffic.” The report, from Urban Systems, looked at two- and three-lane options on Shelbourne. Stanley noted that a lane reduction would likely negate any benefit from increased public transit along the corridor. “Reducing the number of lanes from four to three or two would cause enough congestion and delays that it’s unlikely that B.C. Transit would follow through on their plans for frequent transit on Shelbourne,” Stanley said. Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff, somewhat skeptical about the transportation modelling, is optimistic that fewer people would drive if dense urban centres along Shelbourne were properly executed.

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Riding the Rainbow connection Saanich, neighbours butt heads over bike path through park Kyle Slavin News staff

Ongoing construction of a bike path through a colourful Saanich park is leaving some area residents seeing red. Rainbow Park, located off McKenzie Avenue and the Pat Bay Highway, is in the midst of a commuter cycling route connecting the Galloping Goose trail (from the municipal hall) to Quadra Street. And while more than 18 months of discussions and compromises between Saanich and neighbours helped firm up a plan, neighbours are still unhappy that the

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municipality’s solution to the problem is to build the concrete path through the park. “The whole bike path was contested (by the neighbourhood) from the word ‘go,’” said Ralph Street resident Matt Yerrell, who is speaking for a group of neighbours. “We have concerns. And when you try to maintain your neighbourhood as best you can, it seems you unfortunately have to fight with Saanich to do that.” Saanich’s manager of transportation says the new Douglas Street connector is part of council’s goal of increasing cycling in the municipality. Jim Hemstock says getting through Rainbow Park is the trickiest and most expensive part of the bike path, as much of the rest of the route will be on existing road. “The park has had a little bit of a beating in the past,” he said, referring to a large portion of Rainbow Park that was lost when the McKenzie-Pat Bay interchange was built

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McKenzie elementary celebrates a century Natalie North News staff

A kilted piper and tartan-sporting scottie dog ended the week at McKenzie elementary all in the name of the school’s 100th birthday. Following behind mascot scottie, “Kenzie”, on Friday morning (May 11) students and staff paraded the same grounds on which McKenzie was first built as a one-room school house in 1912. Principal Tom Thorson, clad in a bowler hat as a shout-out to one of the school’s many eras, spoke to the number of community members who have formed an attachment to McKenzie and those who returned to 4005 Raymond St., near McKenzie Avenue and Carey Road, to celebrate the landmark anniversary. “Old or young, they were all McKenzie students and this is their school,” Thorson said. “This will always be your school as well.” Students in kindergarten through Grade 5 packed a time capsule with self portraits, finger prints and their predictions for their future, before paying homage to their school in song with a singing of Happy Birthday. Current students Michael and Sebastian Carretaro – two of three fifth-generation McKenzie students in their family, along with their older sister, former student,

McKenzie timeline

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Helping to celebrate McKenzie elementary's 100th birthday, scottie dog Molly sports the McKenzie tartan as children line up before being piped into the school for a morning celebration. Molly along with piper Mel Johnston and principal Tom Thorson led the parade into the school. Gabrielle – were among the young voices heard. The Carreteros’ connection to the school can be traced back to their great-great-grandfather,

John Percy Routley, the school’s principal in 1926. Every generation in the family since Routley’s day have attended the school, including the Carreteros’ mother,

Alison. “It’s neat to have seen it change so much,” Alison Carretero said. “It’s always had a real community feeling.” nnorth@saanichnews.com

-1912: the one-room wooden school house is built on one acre of ground for $2,500. -1913: two rooms added to accommodate increasing enrolment. -1918: two more rooms added, bringing the total size to five-rooms. -1934: arsonist sets fire to school; all five classrooms lost; Saanich council posts $500 reward. The school was rebuilt the same year. -1954 to 1955: staff room and office added during a time when a three-room annex made of converted army huts is in use to accommodate expanding school population. -1959: the areas known now as the old wing and old gym are completed. -1963: the north wing added -1972: the library wing and four surrounding classrooms built. -1977: the new gym constructed, followed by minor alterations and renovations. -2004: the school becomes kindergarten to Grade 5 only.

Saanich to decide on dispatching View Royal, Colwood fire depts.

Riding for the kids Saanich News reporter Kyle Slavin, right, received his official Tour de Rock jersey and a new bike Saturday at a kick-off event at the Royal B.C. Museum, which introduced the 2012 Cops for Cancer team. Slavin and 17 other riders, including Harrison Teed (West Shore RCMP), left, and Norm Smith (Nanaimo RCMP), centre, will ride the length of Vancouver Island in the fall to raise money for pediatric cancer research and a summer camp for young cancer patients and their families. The Tour de Rock team will spend the next four months training for the 1,100-km bike ride, and hosting fundraisers around the region.

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Saanich council was expected to vote Monday night on two new contracts that would see Saanich fire dispatchers answer View Royal and Colwood calls. In January, it was announced the Saanich Fire Department had struck fiveyear deals with both municipalities. View Royal and Colwood issued separate requests for proposals last fall, as they were both dissatisfied with the level of service provided

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by the Langford dispatch centre. Saanich already answers fire calls from residents in Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney. If approved by council, Saanich's dispatch service will cost Colwood $76,332 this year, and will rise roughly $3,000 per year until 2017. View Royal will pay $54,584 this year, and the cost will jump roughly $2,000 a year until 2017. –with files from Natalie North kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Sale of public lands in Victoria draws interest at packed forum City under fire for lack of transparency Roszan Holmen News staff

As the City of Victoria prepares to negotiate the possible sale of a second piece of prominent public land, some are calling for a made-in-Victoria policy to guide such sales in the future. Irwin Henderson presented his research to a standing-roomonly community forum last week. “It’s a matter of fairness, that you want buyers and the taxpayers to be treated fairly over time, as well as in individual cases, and that’s why it’s important to have a policy,” said Henderson, an active community volunteer. Victoria city councillors Ben Isitt and Shellie Gudgeon hosted the community discussion, which attracted nearly 100 people. While some people feel public land should never be sold, others have argued for more transparency, open competition, or other standard criteria.

Both Isitt and Gudgeon recently opposed the majority vote by council to consider an offer from Ralmax Group of Companies to purchase the cityowned marine industrial land at Point Hope. That decision sparked the community forum, but the issue of public land divestiture has been a sore point since January. That’s when details of the Northern Junk proposal came to light. Two years ago, council granted developer Reliance Properties permission to submit a rezoning application for the public land surrounding its privately-owned property on Wharf Street. The company proposes to restore the two heritage buildings on its own lot, and to build a multi-use development extending into property currently owned by the city. While council still has the authority to reject the rezoning application, it risks a lawsuit if it withdraws its offer to include municipal property in the development plan. For many, the irreversible nature of the deal came as a nasty surprise. The public learned of the situation thanks to a motion by Coun.

Lisa Helps to publicly report the council decision made behind closed doors. It was Helps who again made a motion in late April to publicly report on council’s motion to entertain an offer by Ralmax. “That’s important to me that the conversation happens in public,” Helps said at the time. Isitt argues that the process for land sales is backwards. “The city should really be the driving force (behind land sales),” he said. When faced with an offer to buy land, he added, the city’s first question should be ‘is this surplus to the city’s current or future needs?’ By agreeing to consider an offer before this analysis, the city is sending the message that ‘if the price is right, the land is surplus,’ he said. In his presentation, Henderson shared his research into three other North American municipalities with land-sale policies. There were some commonalities shared by each, he said. “They (all) had some kind of notification procedure that land is on the market and available, and that’s at the early stages.” rholmen@vicnews.com

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A day for mom Colleen Wilson and her son Clare enjoy some quality time chatting and listening to music at Playfair Park on Sunday. Friends and families kicked back in lawn chairs or on the grass and enjoyed a Mother’s Day celebration with music by the Reynolds school band. Saanich Parks handed out tomato plants and carnations.

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“My feeling of cars is ... (cars) will always have to be accommodated, but they shouldn’t be the priority in the context of moving through a number of neighbourhoods, commercial centres,” she said. “Isn’t it possible that the volume of traffic will be reduced if you create successful centres where you can live, work, shop and have an amazing public transit system? My sense is it should.” The consultant’s report does look at incorporating wider sidewalks and installing bike lanes along the notoriously pedestrian- and cyclingunfriendly street. Stanley explained there are a variety of options on the table that include bike lanes and sidewalks that range in width from 1.5 to three metres and a buffer from vehicle traffic, by either moving hydro poles or installing utility cabling underground. Brownoff, who chairs Saanich’s bicycle and pedestrian mobility advisory committee, says that the municipal right-of-way along Shelbourne would allow for changes to take place. She wants to see roadway beautifi-

cation, along with expanded options for walkers and cyclists. “There’s enough right-of-way to keep four lanes and put in bikes lanes and a sidewalk, but that’s nothing pretty,” she said. “If we’re going to improve the quality of life and create these amazing, vibrant neighbourhoods, it’s gotta be more than just asphalt and concrete.” For that, Saanich will have to negotiate with property owners for extra width. Brownoff anticipates changes will start to be seen within the next decade. The next steps in the Shelbourne valley action plan, Stanley said, will be to vet a report on land-use and urban design, then put the options out to the public. He’d like to see open houses begin to be held in late spring or summer. “Going to the public with the architecture and transportation plans together, as opposed to presenting them individually, will be really key to getting the best feedback from the community,” Brownoff said. For more information on the action plan, visit the Shelbourne Corridor plan page at www.saanich.ca/business/actionplan/shelbourne.html. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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deported. The judge found a middle News staff ground. In his arguments for sentencing, A saga of jilted love and attempted Gaul noted that Goldberg didn’t have murder in Saanich came to an end a criminal record, suffered serious, Friday in B.C. Supreme Court after an life-threatening injuries in the Sept. American man was sentenced to two 24, 2008 confrontation with the vicyears, minus one day, in prison. tims, and has a likelihood of restartB.C. Supreme Court Justice Geof- ing his career as an electrical engifrey Gaul sentenced David Goldberg, neer and a productive member of 40, to nine and a half years for the U.S. society. attempted murder of Tatcha AroonOn the other hand, Goldberg went jaratsang and her husband Jeremy to great lengths and deception to Walsh outside their Merriman Drive locate Aroonjaratsang, his former home four years ago. fiancée, after she had broken off their But the judge awarded Goldberg relationship in early 2008, and after seven and a half years of time served he had given her family $30,000. for spending the last three years He bought a handgun and shotgun, and eight months at the Vancouver and assembled equipment and mateIsland Correctional Centre on Wilkin- rials that could be fashioned into a son Road, leaving a sum total of two bomb, the judge pointed out. Duryears behind bars. ing the confrontation on Merriman Another 18 months was tacked on Drive, Goldberg “cocked and pointed for the conviction of the firearm directly making an explosive, at (Aroonjaratsang “Only by sheer but the sentences run and Walsh) and luck no one was hit by concurrently. told them they were Defense lawyer any bullets and Mr. both going to die.” Robert Mulligan said The gun dishis client could seek Goldberg didn’t face a charged three times parole within a year. murder charge.” during his struggle When released from with the couple, and –Justice Geoffry Gaul prison, Goldberg will the engineer was be deported immedistabbed six times ately from Canada, likely to Califor- and nearly died. nia. Despite planning for a violent conOnce released, Goldberg is prohib- frontation, Gaul said he isn’t conited from entering Canada for three vinced that Goldberg committed years under his probation order, first-degree attempted murder – that and Mulligan said it is likely Cana- he didn’t have a clear plan in mind dian Border Services Agency would and believed he still could reconcile prevent his client from ever entering with his former girlfriend. Canada again. “He hadn’t made up his mind until “The question will be raised if there he realized effort in speaking to Ms. is any need to keep him here until Aroonjaratsang was futile,” Gaul the very last day because he will be said. deported to the U.S.,” Mulligan said “It hadn’t crystalized until Sept. 24 outside the Victoria courthouse. “Mr. when he confronted them in front of Goldberg is a good man who made the house ... He went to great lengths a terrible mistake. I’m optimistic he to prepare for killing, but his intenwill make a persuasive argument to tions were not clear until Sept. 24.” the parole board.” Gaul admonished Goldberg for Mulligan called his client a “sur- acting in an extremely reckless fashvivor.” ion by walking into a dispute with “His overall approach is like any a loaded gun in a residential neighhuman in custody,” he said. “He’d bourhood. The judge noted that like to return to his friends and family. during the trial, Aroonjaratsang and Naturally he’s disappointed. On the Walsh testified that they remain emoother hand its not an extraordinarily tionally traumatized and fearful Goldlong period before he is released.” berg will seek retribution. Mulligan wouldn’t say if Goldberg “He brazenly entered a quiet neighwould appeal is sentence, but noted bourhood in Saanich, brandished a he has 30 days to do so. firearm, pointed it at two people,” Crown counsel had argued for a Gaul said. “Only by sheer luck no one sentence from 10 to 17 years and was hit by any bullets and Mr. GoldMulligan suggested one month to berg didn’t face a murder charge.” allow the process for Goldberg to be editor@saanichnews.com

Extra ferry sailings for long weekend B.C. Ferries is running 58 extra sailings between Swartz Bay-Victoria and Tsawwassen-Vancouver for the Victoria Day long weekend, including a early 6 a.m. sailing on Tuesday May 22. B.C. Ferries is also running 14 extra sailings between Departure Bay in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay on the Mainland for the long weekend.

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ast week two Victoria city councillors hosted a forum on selling public land to help highlight decisions coming down the pipeline – the potential sale of industrial property surrounding the Point Hope Shipyard and land near the Northern Junk building. Councillors Ben Isitt and Shellie Gudgeon asked the question: what degree of disclosure and consultation is appropriate? When it comes to real-estate deals, transparency should trump secrecy when it comes to managing public assets. Ralmax Group of Companies, owner of Point Hope Shipyard and United Engineering, is interested in buying a number of city lots it currently leases, to help provide certainty for expansion plans along Harbour Road. This proposal makes economic sense and there is no reason why Victoria shouldn’t consider the offer. But at the same time, the city needs to find a mechanism to keep its citizens in the loop – that such proposals exist shouldn’t be the result of rebellious city councillors using process to release the information to the public. Land sales are usually wrapped in secrecy (discussed behind closed doors) until the deal is done, allowing little or no public input on disposing of public land. The recent provincial proposal to sell Provincial Capital Commission land highlights the arrogance of playing fast and loose with public property. After its last budget, the government announced it would sell an undisclosed number of PCC properties, which range from parking lots and prized downtown buildings, to blocks of forest on the Trans-Canada Highway approach into the city. There wasn’t a whiff of public process in the decision. Once public land is sold, it’s expensive and difficult to acquire other land, especially in the Capital Region. View Royal, for instance, paid more than $2 million for 2.4 acres of land for a new fire hall. Municipal councils and senior governments need to have policies that give the public disclosure and input. Residents deserve to know decisions being made in their names. 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.

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he B.C. government has rolled tation ministry spent $460 million out its plan to reform B.C. Fer- last year on highway operations. ries, continuing the structural That’s for the province’s entire vast, and cultural shift that started when weather-battered road network. the Crown corporation This year’s operating subwas quasi-privatized in sidy to coastal ferries is the early years of B.C. approaching $200 million, Liberal rule. nearly half of that. And Politically, there is a increasingly, it goes to sublot at stake here. Premier sidize getaways for those Christy Clark’s yearwho choose isolation for long “families first” rouits own sake. tine boils down to two Basic financial inforprojects, reining in rate mation also exposes the increases at B.C. Hydro falsity of NDP ferry critic and B.C. Ferries. Garry Coons’ one-note criFor weeks, TransporTom Fletcher tique. It’s part of the hightation Minister Blair way system, he constantly B.C. Views Lekstrom has been sigsays, comparing empty naling there is bad news ferries with empty roads to come. Sparring with the NDP in while ignoring the mandatory ferry question period, he has bluntly and staff and other costs. repeatedly said the days of fully This fiscal-fantasy policy implies staffed vessels sailing with a third another huge increase in subsidy, (or less) of their capacity are commuch of it a transfer from working to an end. ing people to the idle rich who Tabling legislation to give the can afford Gulf Islands real estate. ferry commissioner new powers Coons can’t say how much, probover service levels as well as fares, ably because he has no idea. Lekstrom revealed $80 million A key legislative change will allow worth of sugar to help the tough B.C. Ferries to use revenues from its medicine go down over the next profitable main routes to subsidize four years. That’s on top of the little-used runs. This would be even $150-million annual subsidy. more important if those revenues Quadra Island politician Jim hadn’t been squandered. And no, Abram was first out with the preI’m not talking about the “fast ferdictable view of the Gulf Islands ries.” elite, dismissing this sum as paltry. The story is detailed in Head On!, It’s difficult to capture how self-cena 2004 book by former B.C. deputy tred and insulting this is, but I’ll try. highways minister R.G. Harvey. He Consider that the B.C. transpordescribes how the Mike Harcourt

government completed the “gross error” of building a new terminal at Duke Point, near Nanaimo. This run was to take truck and other traffic from congested Horseshoe Bay to the mid-Island from Tsawwassen. An alternative route from Richmond to Gabriola Island, with bridges to Vancouver Island, had been quietly scuttled after the W.A.C. Bennett government was defeated by the NDP’s Dave Barrett in 1972. On a map, it’s clear this would have been the shortest route. Harvey says it would have cut travel time by half, and likely replaced the congested Horseshoe Bay dock. But Barrett would have had to tell his Nanaimo ferry union supporters that they were losing half their work hours. Tsawwassen to Duke Point is 65 km, compared to 54 km from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. A ferry worker’s shift includes two round trips and loading time. On the Duke Point run this meant at least eight and a half hours, “thus ensuring the crew at least one hour at double time daily and often more,” Harvey writes. “Later it became a scheduled overtime route.” Something to keep in mind as Adrian Dix and his crew of union bosses prepare to take the helm. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Gateway oil project splits readers Neighbourhood Exports are Canada’s bread and butter Re: Tanker debate sinks to new low (B.C. Views, May 9) With all due respect to the good people who articulated with great passion their concerns about the Gateway pipeline project, please consider that there is a valid reason why the Gateway project must succeed: it will be good for Canada. Canada is an exporting nation. If we don’t export we will have a decline in revenues for our government and that will affect our ability to fund a myriad of our social programs. Some say just export our oil to the United States and ban all the tankers. This is just plain stupid because we will be putting all our eggs into one basket. Imagine if one enterprise just had one customer. That customer would hold the whip-hand and when they say, “Jump,” we would say, “How high, sir?” Some say the U.S. needs our oil. Nonsense, there is tons of oil within easy tanker reach to the U.S. from Venezuela, Nigeria, and now Brazil has discovered a massive oil deposit off their coast. The U.S. only wants our oil secured in case of emergency – their emergency. When the Gateway pipeline finally gets the green light we will then be able to export our oil to Japan, Korea and China and have some financial independence. Lloyd Davies Saanich

Pipeline opponents have valid arguments Re: Tanker debate sinks to new low (B.C. Views, May 9) Thanks goodness someone has ‘ramped up opposition to the Northern gateway project,’ Mr. Fletcher. The Liberals are sitting back ‘to see what comes out of the environmental assessment.’ This project, if approved, serves to have the biggest potential risk to B.C.’s environment than any other so far in its history. Mr. Fletcher, I think you are mincing words when you write

about “the moratorium and exclusion zone” on oil tankers on the B.C. Coast. Even though it may have originally been directed at offshore drilling, the Gateway project risks spills all along the pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat and then marine spills from Kitimat, through Douglas Channel (very narrow) all the way through Hecate Strait, near Haida Gwaii, to the open Pacific ocean. I’d say this is much more serious than what the original moratorium was directed at. Mr. Fletcher, you’re starting to sound a lot like Joe Oliver, the minister of the environment, who seems to think its a terrible thing if some environmental groups receive some of their funding from U.S sources and yet seem to feel it’s just fine that the tar sands are supported in large amounts by China and other foreign interests. China has very low environmental standards and a horrible humanrights record. Why are we wanting and willing to sell raw, unrefined bitumen to them? I’m glad you admit there are legitimate arguments against the Northern Gateway Project. I resent you calling it a “hippy-fantasy tanker moratorium.” I am not a hippy. I am opposed to this project because of the huge environmental risks. First Nations and others who live along the route of the gateway project have a democratic right to voice their opinions and concerns about it. For all the species who live and make their home in the areas concerned, we need to speak for them. I think that we seriously, as a nation and planet, need to really look at shifting away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy. Governments, both federal and provincial, need to pay more than just lip service to climate change initiatives – they need to direct more actual money to making this shift a reality. Our children and grandchildren have the right to grow up in a cleaner environment not surrounded by an oil driven agenda where the huge oil

companies make almost all the money and we, the people, take all the risk. The jobs that will be created with this project are not worth the risk. Marilyn Goode Saanich

Look at the bigger picture amid oil pipeline debate Re: Tanker debate sinks to new low (B.C. Views, May 9) I’m sorry Tom, but it is hard to get behind either side of this “cause.” Having just returned from a month-and-a-half in Tianjin, China where I drank polluted water, ate polluted food and soothed my burning throat with lozenges daily, I have no place to argue the concepts of more tankers, less tankers, new pipelines or old pipelines. While we continue to debate these trivial points, billions of people are coming on-stream. They want cars, they want iPhones, they want “wealth” and opportunity. More importantly, they look to us to provide the context of that future that they envision. Sending these places the crude that they “require” is a foolhardy enterprise. The magnitude and liability of such an undertaking are already at the point that it makes little to no sense. As for the hypocrisy of our own fossil needs, I agree. Of course we get our fuel from refineries “elsewhere,” just as we get our Nikes and our cellphones. No one will give them to us, so we need to make them our priority. After seeing this “elsewhere,” the first thing I did upon my return was purchase an electric car. I also started talking with the biodiesel co-operatives in Cowichan and Victoria, which make 100 per cent biodiesel from waste vegetable oils and who have been recently bludgeoned with a unified carbon tax system that, at least when I went to the voting booth, was intended for fossil fuel consumers. You are absolutely correct about debate, but more than that we need action. Ryan Gisler Saanich

speed limits must be lowered The issue of traffic speed (and speeding) in neighbourhoods is a constant theme. I know this from experience in my own neighbourhood, speaking to residents door-to-door and from contacts in other communities. At all-candidate meetings during the last municipal election, every candidate agreed that this issue was an important one to address. Election after election, traffic speeds have been repeatedly brought to council’s attention. But unfortunately, there seems to be significant disconnect between Saanich policies, staff and the concerns of the community. By using 50 km/h on everything from main, four-lane roads to narrow residential streets, the district is inviting motorists to drive

at speeds inappropriate for the road or the safety of the neighbourhood. There is a need to make adjustments. Other municipalities have done it extensively, and while it cannot eliminate speeding altogether, it creates a greater awareness and a safer, more conscious driving culture. The people who live on residential streets and in areas of concern are the ones who should decide what the speed limit should be. If you support the idea of reducing speed on your street or in your neighbourhood and you want something to change, then the municipality needs to get the message. The best way for your voice to be heard is to join a growing number of people who want neighbourhood streets and roads to be safe for all users. Dave Ferguson Saanich

Two-month summer benefits students’ futures Re: B.C. pushes possible year-round school calendar (News, May 2) We want you to hear our point of view about having a shortened summer vacation. A lot of our classmates want to have a full two months because we think of our futures, our summer jobs. Who would hire us for only one month? School is also important for many kids so they can catch up in class if they’re falling behind, and summer is when they do it. We’re only in Grade 5, and we have a very small voice, but we hope the bigger voice will listen. It may be a long time away, but we’re thinking of our futures, and so should you. Maliya Phillips and Astrid Neimann Grade 5 students Rogers elementary school Disclosure: Maliya Phillips is the daughter of former Saanich News editor Jim Zeeben

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Victoria’s Red Barn Markets are brimming with all things local and delicious this spring. From farm-fresh asparagus to tart and tangy rhubarb, the flavours of the Capital Region are providing plenty of culinary inspiration, not to mention support for local farmers, notes the Red Barn Markets’ Russ Benwell. Looking ahead, sunnier days y season, bring the promise of berry salad fixings and soon enough, sweet yellow corn. “We’re small enough to support the individual farmers that are local to each of our stores,” Benwell explains. “And we’re rs’ quick to react to customers’ requests and the commu-Red Barn Markets’ nity’s needs.” Russ Benwell Of course, produce isn’tt checks out the local the only department high-asparagus at the lighting local goodness. West Saanich Road House-made bacon and sausages – not location. to mention an amazing smoked cheddar – from the smokehouse at Red Barn’s Vanalman location is supplied to each of the stores three times a week. The four stores – the flagship store on West Saanich Road, Mattick’s Farm, Vanalman and most recently Latoria Walk – range from about 1,500-square-feet to 6,000 square feet, all small and intimate. “We have a cosy, welcoming feeling and we pride ourselves on the customer service we provide. Staff know customers by name and we offer a great spot to have a coffee or sit down with a sandwich from the deli.” This emphasis on local is a key component to the Red Barn philosophy, and has been since the founding partners launched the company. That philosophy extends to Red Barn’s support form the community that supports them. “It was instilled in us that it’s important to give back to the community and to have that two-way relationship with customers and staff,” whether that means cooking at a community barbecue, manning a refreshment station for Bike to Work Week, or providing in-kind donations, Benwell explains. “While we’re smaller than some stores, we still want to have a big impact on the community – being involved and giving back.” Red Barn has also forged a relationship with the celiac community and has the city’s widest selection of gluten-free and gluten-friendly items, from delicious baking to grocery items. In the meat department, house-made sausages and other products are identified with special tags as gluten-free or glutenfriendly. “We’ve really developed quite a following with the celiac community,” Benwell says. “We want to be a store that suits everybody’s lifestyle,” he explains. “There’s so many health concerns out there, people are starting to get away from the wheat products.” Specialty products, however, do not mean specialty pricing; the success Red Barn enjoys with customers comes in striking the balance between quality and value. “We pay close attention to the quality we’re providing in the four stores. We want to have value to match the price.” Coming up, customers will want to keep an eye out for Red Barn’s soon-to-be relaunched website, with a sign-up form to receive the e-flyer, along with information about coming events, promotions and recipes, plus links to the grocer’s social media components – an easy way to find out what’s in store!

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ptown is holding the Heather Cunliffe offers an array first annual Style-Uptown of recipes highlighting how raw Fashion Swap May 22 in food can be healthy and delisupport of breast cious. cancer research Lûxe Home Interiors through the B.C. owners Darren Ausmus Cancer Foundation. and Scott Elias recently Tickets are being unveiled three new sold at Uptown’s product lines – handguest services for crafted furniture from a $20, which includes Duncan company using a $10 donation to reclaimed wood; Dwellthe B.C. Cancer Studio, a mid-century Foundation and modern furniture cola $10 Uptown gift Jennifer Blyth lection, inspired by card, free hair, nail acclaimed Canadian Business Beat and face treatments designer Christiane plus music, tapas Lemieux; and a new and refreshments at an outdoor chic contemporary line by Lexparty following the clothing ington Furniture. swap. Island Runner in Fairfield Fashion swappers will bring Plaza is branching out to serve 10 lightly worn or new brand the growing local triathlon comname items to Uptown to be munity and has recently added carefully organized prior to the a new triathlon-specific bike. swap, which will include up to Island Runner is the only Vic3,500 pieces of clothing. toria store offering the Quintana Guests will then choose 10 Roo triathlon bike and the only new items of clothing at the store to offer Oakleys’ custom fashion swap. Participants can sunglass program, where you drop off clothing through May can build and match your frame 20 during mall hours. The Fashand lens parts to your bike, helion Swap runs from 6 to 9 p.m. met or team colour. May 22. For more visit www. Fran Hobbis has taken over shopuptown.ca the reins as chair of the Downtown Victoria Business Association, which represents 710 New & Notable property owners and 1,300 busiHillside Centre welcomed nesses. Hobbis takes over from Nygård with the grand opening departing Chair Martin Leclerc, of its newest Alia and Tan Jay who is now focusing on the combination women’s clothing extensive renovations currently store last Friday. taking place at the Fairmont The 1,900-square-foot space Empress. represents the latest concept in Nygård’s evolution of retail Awards & Accolades stores, combining the Alia and Victoria’s Cheap Tickets and Tan Jay brands in an intimate Travel was recognized May 11 and fully serviced environment. as one of Vacation.com’s top Victoria home-grown suctravel agencies, receiving the cess story Café Bliss recently President’s Award as part of released its first cookbook, sellthe organization’s sixth-annual ing well locally and now picked up for distribution by Kelowna’s Power of the Partnership Awards. Sandhill Books. Cheap Tickets is one of only With more than 40 full-colour six agencies – out of Vacation. photographs paired with easycom’s network of more than to-follow recipes, the cookbook 5,100 agencies throughout the by Café Bliss chef and owner

U.S. and Canada – to be honoured with the award, based on total sales growth in 2011 as compared to 2010. The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated local business excellence at its annual awards held at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa. In addition to the awarding of the Governors’ Lifetime Achievement Award to Terry Farmer of Accent Inns, awards were presented in 13 categories: Business Leadership Award – Bee-Clean Building Maintenance; New Business Award – The London Chef; Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees) – Lûxe Home Interiors; Business of the Year Award (11-25 Employees) – Cairnview Mechanical Ltd; Business of the Year Award (26-75 Employees) – Root Cellar Village Green Grocer Ltd.; Business of the Year Award (76+ Employees) – Harbour Air Ltd.; Outstanding Customer Service Award – Bath Fitter; Innovation Award – VicPD; Employer of the Year Award – UNIT4 Business Software; Sustainable Business Practice Award – Monk Office; Business Person of the Year Award – Shelagh Rinald, Rinald Tax Advisory Inc.; Young Entrepreneur Award – Richard Van Leeuwen, Academy of Learning; Employee of the Year Award – Rowena Hendriks, Carlton House of Oak Bay.

Building Victoria Chard Development has launched Duet, a 90-unit, twobuilding residential project at 640 Michigan St. directly behind the B.C. Legislature. Phase 1 of Duet is an eight-storey, 62-suite concrete building. Phase 2, expected to launch sales this fall, is a four-storey 28-suite wood-frame building. Farmer Construction has been awarded the building contract for Duet. —Email your business news to jblyth@telus.net.

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Police crack 20-year-old case of child sex assault until we’re able to, ideally, hold someone accountable for these offences.” Wellman also had a message for survivors of sexual assaults: “Regardless of the time lag, you

can report it, we’ll take you seriously, we will believe you and we’ll do our best to investigate and hold anyone accountable.” The accused, whose name is being withheld by police, was

released buts ordered to abide by a number of conditions. He has been charged with one count each of sexual assault and gross indecency. He is scheduled to appear in Victoria on June 25.

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Victoria police Det.-Sgt. Todd Wellman, with Joanne MacLaren, a VIHA forensic nurse examiner, left, and Tracey Coulter, a counsellor with the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, said the break in a case has led to the arrest of a 66-year-old man in Quebec.

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Police have made an arrest in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl in Victoria 20 years ago. A 66-year-old man was picked up by police in Quebec on May 8, after a recent break in the case. “The victim has had contact with the (Victoria) Women’s Sexual Assault Centre and I can say she was thrilled to hear about the arrest,” said Det.-Sgt. Todd Wellman, head of the Victoria Police Department’s special victims unit. The assault is alleged to have happened in a private residence in Victoria in 1992. Police are releasing few details to protect the victim’s identity, but confirmed the accused and the victim knew one another. “(In) most sex assaults, the offender is known to the victim and this is one of those cases,” Wellman said at the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre on Wednesday. The victim did not report the

assault to police until 1998. “Sometimes it’s about the willingness of the person involved to provide full details,” Wellman said, speaking in general. “Sometimes its about tracking down the right witness and getting them in for an interview and then being able to corroborate (facts).” The accused in this case is not known to Victoria police and was not a long-term resident of Victoria at the time of the alleged crime. The press conference was called, in part, to raise awareness about services that are available to sexual assault survivors, no matter when an assault takes place. May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “In this break of this 20-year-old file we really want to send that strong message to the criminals out there that we won’t stop looking for you,” Wellman said. “The biggest point that we want to make about this is that regardless of the historical nature of sexual assaults, we will keep on digging

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Big band conductor shares wealth of life experience Musician Robin Bannister gives back to community through music Brittany Lee News staff

Standing in front of fellow members of the Swiftsure Big Band, long-time musician Robin Bannister waves his index finger in the air. “A one, two, one, two, three, four,” Bannister chimes, leading the 18-member band into its first song during the regular Tuesday night rehearsal. The music room at St. Michaels University School fills with the sounds of woodwind instruments, drums, a cello and piano. Bannister, who’s been with the band for eight years, takes a seat inbetween his fellow saxophone players and joins in. The Sidney resident, who is in his early-70s, has more than five decades of experience in the music industry. He started playing music when he was a “youngster” in his junior high school band in the 1950s.

“I enjoyed being with a young group of people,” Bannister says. Playing in a band gave him the inspiration to consider getting into music as a career, he adds. In 1957, the Moose Jaw, Sask. native came to Victoria to attend the Royal Canadian Navy School of Music. After graduating, Bannister played clarinet and saxophone for the Naden Band, the Canadian Forces naval band in Esquimalt. For 20 years, he travelled and toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan with the naval band, playing at various fairs and expos. Bannister also led smaller entertainment groups, performing at isolated Canadian Forces bases throughout Canada and Europe. He then enrolled at the University of British Columbia in 1977 and received his teaching certificate. He taught choir and vocal jazz at secondary schools throughout B.C. for 11 years. “I enjoyed working with young people,” he says, adding that it was, however, a challenge. Trying to inspire his students and introduce them to a different way of life was his biggest challenge, he says. By sharing his experiences with his students and trying to act as a

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Saxophonist Robin Bannister conducts and plays with the Swiftsure Big Band and the Sidney Concert Band. role model to them, he attempted to get them enthusiastic about music, he explains. “I was fortunate to go into schools that had (music) programs that needed inspiration.”

His goal was “to get kids to get a taste of what music can provide” in their lives. At age 55, Bannister took a hiatus from teaching and soon returned to being a full-time musician with the Canadian Forces Air Command Band in Winnipeg until he retired in 1993. Bannister continues to stay involved with music. Besides conducting and playing with the Swiftsure Big Band, he is also the musical director and conductor of the Sidney Concert Band. Under the direction of the Regional Cadet Music Supervisor, Bannister also continues to teach more than 600 kids. Although Bannister has always loved music, he says he especially enjoys it now. Playing with musicians his own age, and who have shared experiences, everyone has fun, he explains. The Swiftsure Big Band includes both hobby and professional musicians, with players as old as 90. It’s that “mingling of generations” that Bannister loves, and the opportunity to give back to the community. “We create music, perform, and hopefully do some good,” he says. reporter@vicnews.com

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If spokes could speak, Torchy Peden’s racing bike could tell some commanding stories. William “Torchy” Peden’s track racing bicycle was the centre of attention on Saturday (May 12) as the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame unveiled it as part of a permanent display in the concourse of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Even at 80-years-old, the frame of Peden’s single-speed bike shares a similarity to the highly sophisticated Cervelo road bike which Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal raced to 18th at the 2011 Tour de France. The two Canadian-made bikes now stand together as part of the hall’s new exhibit, a Cycling History of Greater Victoria: 18852012. “It’s amazing what (Torchy’s) bike went through,” says Saanich-resident Mark Perkins, who inherited the Torchy track bike from dad Gordon Perkins. At one point Torchy, who represented Canada in cycling at the 1928 Olympics, raced the bike in front of thousands of fans in the famous six-day races of the 1930s. Mark’s dad got the bike in the early 1940s, and during the end of the war he used it to commute to work at the Victoria Machinery Depot. “(Gord) used it during his courtship with my mom (Kay). She worked at the same place. He was a machinist and she was in the office. He would pick her up on the way and she’d ride side saddle, not an easy thing to do on a fixie.” Kay didn’t seem to mind, as the pair married in 1947. Gord likely raced the bike on the short lived Victoria Cycledrome, a wooden structure that showed up around 1940 at the Burnside Avenue and Douglas Street junction, but was gone by the early 1950s. Gord was born in 1923, 17 years after Torchy, and Gord became the B.C. road racing champ for his age group from 1935-38. Torchy and his younger brother Doug may have shared the bike when they competed in the six-day races, which would fill New York’s Madison Square Garden. It’s assumed the bike Gord inherited from Torchy once circled the track at MSG, for which it was designed. Coincidentally in the 1930s, both MSG and its winter tenant, the New York Rangers, were managed by Victoria’s Lester Patrick. Mark Perkins points at a picture of five Victoria Cycling Club members training for the 1941 Vancouver Province bicycle road race by doing laps in the Victoria Cycledrome. Among the cyclists are his dad, his dad’s friend Louis Haut and Eric Whitehead, who later documented many athletic achievements as a longtime sportswriter with the Vancouver Province. Mark Perkins picks out his father and guesses, “I’d be surprised if that’s not the

same bike he’s riding, as that’s about the time he got the bike. “Dad rode the bike into his 70s, down around Clover and Ogden points by Beacon Hill Park, the same place he used to race in the 1930s. Gord passed away in 2004, and Mark stored the bike in his garden shed. “When I grew up it was in our basement in Cadboro Bay. With no brakes, it was a scary bike. As a teenager I rode it and crashed it at Ten Mile Point. My sisters rode it too, up and down the street.” Vintage bike expert Casey Botman was tasked with restoring the bike in 2010 and finished it in 2011. Before it was enshrined at the Memorial Centre last weekend, it spent some time on display in the lobby the Peden RV Superstore in Sidney, run by the Peden generation of today. “When (Botman) got the bike he noticed the frame was bent a little bit. I don’t know if that was from me crashing the bike as a teenager, but I know I replaced the wheel because of it,” Perkins said. Botman, who lives in North Saanich, has a knack for bringing vintage bikes back to life, including the ultimate – penny farthings dating back to the 1890s. The significance of Torchy’s bike stood out. “A lot of bikes come without a story. Torchy’s was a rare, but simple bike, definitely cool to restore because of its history.” With the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame’s financial backing, Botman began to order in replica parts from Europe, which are made to the original standards. “The only thing CCM made was the crank and frame, but the bike would have had British-made hubs, and the other parts would have been made by different brands.” Even without the common restoration challenges of antique bikes, such as coast brakes, hand brakes and gears, it took some luck to bring the Torchy bike back to original status. One piece the hall of fame had already acquired was a leather Brooks seat, which had been engraved with a “T” for Torchy. But the stem for the handlebars was the keystone to the whole operation. CCM used a Cinelli stem, made in Italy, and a physiotherapist in Sidney happened to have an original that was once part of a similar bike. “We got lucky,” Perkins said. sports@vicnews.com

The restoration Both the frame and the forks of the Torchy Peden needed some work, but the bike is a shining homage to the days of dirt-road racing. “In those days Torchy was on wood rims. There were steel rims but they were too heavy to race,” Botman said. Replacing the wheels means ordering laminated beechwood replicas which are made in Italy. “The replica decal on the rims and the Cinelli stem are very important,” Botman said.

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Canadian cycling champion Ryder Hesjedal poses with his bike (back) and the newly restored bike used by Olympian William “Torchy” Peden in six day races during the 1930s and 40s. The Torchy bike has been restored to mint condition.


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SPORTS STATISTICS Track & Field Lower Vancouver Island Secondary School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at UVic, May 9 Senior boys 100m hurdles: David Boyd, St. Andrew’s, 17.33 100m: Lucas Dellabough, Lambrick Park, 11.22 400m: Brendon Restall, Oak Bay, 48.92 800m: Thomas Getty, Mount Doug, 2:06.51 1500m: Thomas Getty, Mount Doug, 4:11.55 3000m: Thomas Getty, Mount Doug, 9:10.64 High jump: Nolan Stubbs, Stellys, 1.85m Senior girls 100m hurdles: Lexie Scott, Oak Bay, 15.29 100m: Sudie Momah, Pacific Christian, 12.96 400m: Heather Van Tassel, Oak Bay, 56.94 800m: Brittany King, Spectrum, 2:24.94 1500m: Brittany King, Spectrum, 5:01.19 30000m: Brittany King, Spectrum, 10:29.64 Bantam boys 80m hurdles: Peter Powlowski, Oak Bay, 17.03 100m: Jesse Mycock, Lambrick Park, 11:87 400m: Ethan Getty, Mount Doug, 54.04 800m: Taylor Chan, Oak Bay, 2:16.77

1500m: Taylor Chan, Oak Bay, 4:34.79 3000m: Taylor Chan, Oak Bay, 9:48.94 High jump: Tristan Hayton, St. Andrew’s, 1.6m Bantam girls 80m hurdles: Andrea Psotka, Oak Bay, 13.56 100m: Hannah Cater, Oak Bay, 13.18 400m: Jessica Manness, Oak Bay, 1:04.79 800m: Jessica Manness, Oak Bay, 2:33.77 1500m: Farisha Arensen, Mount Doug, 5:09.60 3000m: Jacqueline Gaby, Parkland, 12:26.84 Junior boys 100m: Alex Hendra-Brown, Reynolds, 11.62 400m: Eric Pollard, Mount Doug, 51.24 800m: Liam Kennell, Oak Bay, 2:02.09 1500m: Liam Kennell, Oak Bay, 4:04.45 3000m: Erik Evans, Reynolds, 9:29.34 High jump: Derek Brougham, Belmont, 1.65m Junior girls 100m: Brianna Perry, Mount Doug, 13.54 400m: Camille Van Tassell, Oak Bay, 1:02.30 800m: Chloe Heglund, Parkland, 2:26.89 1500m: Megan Kinghorn, Spectrum, 4:57.56 3000m: Madelyn Brunt, Oak Bay, 10:32.64 For all results, visit www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca/high-school/lvissaatrack/results/

Victoria cyclist leads Giro d’Italia Ryder Hesjedal had a memorable weekend in Italy, retaining the overall lead three days in a row (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) at the Giro d’Italia. Hesjedal, originally from Victoria, held onto the pink jersey during the seventh, eighth and ninth stages of the race. (The 10th stage was held after the News’ deadline.) The 21-stage Giro d’Italia runs until May 27. It is one of the three Grand Tours of road bike racing, along with the Tour de France and Tour of Spain. Hesjedal rides with the Garmin-Barracuda team. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Fourteen-year-old St. Andrew’s Regional High School student Tristan Hayton competes in the bantam level high jump at the University of Victoria Centennial Stadium during the Lower Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships last Wednesday.

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CANPAGES Seeking mature individuals with car or truck to deliver the new Canpage phonebooks in the Greater Victoria area.

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An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated ďŹ eld work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

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ROOMS FOR RENT

AUTO FINANCING

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PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: http://troyer.ca/employmentopportunities

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

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

GREAT HOUSING. $425$625. Clean, quiet, comfortable. All incl. 778-977-8288

$50-$1000 CASH

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ARIAT TALL BOOTS. Leather upper, woman’s size 7.5, regular calf, medium height. Worn once, excellent condition, still need breaking in. Originally $400, asking $300 obo. 250391-5992, leave message.

CORDOVA BAY. $609,900. 3 bdrm, 3bath. Motivated. Offers. Open Sat. 250-818-5397

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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!

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SENIOR LADY available for pet sitting in my home. Prefer small dogs. References available. Call 250-652-1167 leave message.

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FREE ITEMS FREE SINGLE bed frame & box spring, excellent condition, you pick-up. 250-652-1167.

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TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or whrepair@telus.net

WELDERS, FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $2733/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-939-2181, Email: careers@garweld.com

WORK WANTED PAINTER HELPER available. good steady hand, cutting, etc. Occasional weekends, evenings. $15./hr. (250)361-2045.

2 NEW chaise lounge mattesses, with covers, off-white design, $80. 250-655-0836. AB ROCKET(250)391-1887.

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KEROSENE 2400 heater, $85. A & W knik knaks, $14. Call (778)265-1615 PATIO TABLE, chairs and umbrella, $95. Call 250-4784703. SENSUR PEDIC queen-sized mattress, excellent condition, $99. (250)385-7844.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

TOILET SET in excellent condition, $30 obo. Please call 250-472-2474.

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

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

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HOMES WANTED

Supported, independent living in a bright corner suite, like new, in the heart of historical James Bay, near Inner Harbour. FOR SALE OR RENT!

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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.

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RV SITES AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! www.avorado.com Call 250-228-3586.

OTHER AREAS FREE BROCHURE- Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647 www.kingsrda.ca

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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. ROCKLAND AREA Apt, lrg 1 bdrm, incls heat & H/W, $780 (Immed) 250-370-2226 to view SAXE POINT- 2 bdrm, 1 bath in 3-plex, W/D, N/S, sm pet ok, near park & bus, $1300. Equitex, 250-386-6071.

HOMES FOR RENT

ESTATE & Like New & Used Furniture, Mattresses, Tools & Hdwe! Lots, Cheap! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C.

COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to Elem & Sec Schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1800 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146.

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

SMALL 3-BDRM house. Newly updated. Large yard, storage shed, W/D. $1400+ utils. Text or call (250)858-2763.

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

SUITES, LOWER DEP BAY: 2 B/R, near ferry & bus, lge yard, pkng, $995 inc. utils & laundry 250-244-3509. GORDON HEAD- 3 bdrm, lrg kitchen/living rm, quiet area, close to Mt. Doug. $1400 inclds utils. (250)294-9205. LANGFORD, 2 bdrm grnd level, 5 appls, NS/NP, $1050 mo hydro incl’d. 250-634-3212. MAPLEWOOD AREA. New small 1 bdrm, partly furnished. Inclds utils, laundry, basic cable. Avail from May 15. $825./mo. (250)383-3425. ROYAL OAK 2bdrm. $900.+ hydro, near Country Grocer. 250-589-2873, 250-744-2861. ROYAL OAK, grd level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, close to all amens, W/D, NS/NP, $900 mo, (Immed) 250-704-6613. SAANICHTON: LRG 1 bdrm, shared laundry. NS/NP. $800 incls utils. (250)544-8007. UPTOWN: 3 bdrms, newly reno’d, 4 appls, bus route, NS/NP. $1400 utils included, shared laundry. 250-480-0849.

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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 2005 KOMFORT 25 Trailer, great cond, island used only, $16,950 obo. (Selling due to health/senior). (250)656-3575

Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!

BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

CARS

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2000 CHEV Impala, 147,340 K, 3.8L, V6, lady driven, clean, well maintained, records, lots new, $3900. (250)472-0180.

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.

2004 SUBARU Impreza TS 2.5 AWD. Silver. 1 owner, 100,000km. exc. cond. $8200. (250)655-1389, (250)655-2157

SUITES, UPPER MANSION, HIGH Quadra. Lrg 1-bdrm + loft, $785 mo. NS/NP. Lease. (778)350-1952

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

TRUCKS & VANS

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

2007 FORD 150 Super Cab, 4 door, 1 year warranty left, hard tonneau cover, 84,000 km, all paved roads, 5.4L, V-8, automatic. $21,000 obo. Call Bruce (250)474-1417.

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TOWNHOUSES SIDNEY: NEW 3 bdrm + den, laundry, NS/NP, $1800. Avail July 1st. Call 250-217-4060.

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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.

McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

HOUSE CLEANER. Reliable, thorough, attention to detail. Accepting new clients. Senior friendly. Excellent references. $20/hr. Call (250)744-1456.

COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

BRANTWOOD PACIFIC Exteriors Gutter, Siding, Soffit, Complete Building Envelope. Free Estimates Call Darren @ 250-580-9333 or Brantwood Construction.com

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

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

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

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

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

CONTRACTORS MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estate organizing, events, parties, office cleaning. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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

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

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

DRAFTING & DESIGN

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

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.

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YOUNG SENIOR Handyman. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

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. STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, painting, concrete, brick. 250-588-3744.

GARDENING J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Neglected garden? Spring clean-ups, hedges, power raking, aerating, weed/moss stump, blackberry & ivy removal. 24yrs exp. WCB.

ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com

DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. GARDEN DESIGN or redesign You install or we do, Huge Discount at our Nursery. Call 250-391-9366. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. 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.

FREE MULCH on all Landscaping we install for you. Visit our Nursery and pick your plants! Call 250-391-9366.

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.

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

AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543.

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

HAULING & 250-889-5794.

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ARE YOU A SALESPERSON LOOKING FOR MORE? WE’RE HIRING! WANT MORE FROM YOUR JOB? We’re Vancouver Island’s largest and busiest dealership, and we’re looking at expanding our sales department. We provide industry leading training and the opportunity for advancement with Canada’s largest dealer group.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR 2 SALES PEOPLE FULL-TIME W/BENEFITS To apply, please email your resume in confidence to Steve Munro at smunro@victoriahyundai.com Deadline for applications is June 23, 2012 at 5 pm. Thank you to everyone who applied. Only successful candidates will be contacted for further interviews

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

MOVING & STORAGE 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.

HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

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

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

BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071 WILL DO GARDENING etc. $15/hr. Your tools. Reliable. Call (250)383-3995.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

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

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

HANDYPERSONS

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

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

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

AURICLE LAWNS- Spring clean up lawns, garden, hedge pruning, rototill. 250-882-3129

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Accepting New clients Landscape & gardens Design & Installation Decks Fences Ponds Gardens Patio’s Fully Insured

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

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

DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

MALTA MOVING. Serving Vancouver Island, surrounding islands and the Mainland. BBB Member. (250)388-0278.

BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. COLOURS & IDEAS. Exterior/ Interior Painting. All work waranteed. Call (250)208-8383.

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

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DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597. YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

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

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

TREE SERVICES LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

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

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

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The B.C. government is giving B.C. Ferries an extra $79.5 million over the next four years, and is looking for another $45 million in operational savings to bring rate increases down to the rate of inflation over that time. Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom said the inflation goal will not be met immediately, even with most of the extra money up front. The government’s price cap of 4.15 per cent increases for all routes remains in place for this year, and B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee will set increases for the next three years after consultation with coastal communities. B.C. Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan said the corporation expects to cut at least 100 sailings on its major Vancouver Island routes, with low-ridership sailings late in the evening the likely target. Corrigan said he is confident reductions can save $30 million over the next four years, and another $15 million in efficiencies can be found within the corporation’s $750 million budget. Premier Christy Clark said the legislative changes and extra subsidy are designed to meet

Black Press file photo

B.C. Ferries’ newest vessels at the Swartz Bay dock. Profitable major routes may soon help support smaller routes, but some sailings will be reduced across the system. her commitment to keep fare increases under control, despite declining ridership. “People are just not spending the kind of money traveling that they used to,” Clark said. Lekstrom said the legislative changes will be passed by the end of the spring session May 31. They offer new authority to the ferry commissioner to approve service level changes, and also allow B.C. Ferries to use revenues from its busy major routes to subsidize lower-volume runs. NDP ferry critic Gary Coons described the changes as “incremental steps in the right direction.” Coons said the ban on

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Segways on trails get another look in region Roszan Holmen News staff

Segways on the Goose will get another chance at life. Despite a staff recommendation to ban the use of the two-wheeled electric vehicle on regional trails such as the Galloping Goose, Capital Regional District directors felt the issue deserved one more look. On Wednesday (May 9), the board was treated to a demonstration of the self-balancing device. Directors voted to send the issue back to the parks committee for more consideration. “For us it was a positive,” said Corinne Besler, who made the request. Besler and her husband own Segway Victoria. Right now, their customers include warehouse owners and security firms who want their staff to navigate their facilities more quickly. But for now, private property is the only place Segways are legal. They can’t drive on roads or sidewalks, current rules state. Trails, however, could prove a possible network for Segways, should it win the approval of local or regional governments. Besler is in talks with Victoria city hoping to gain permission to conduct Segway tours from Ogden Point to Clover Point, and along the Songhees Walkway. The Ogden Point tours would cater mostly to cruise ship passengers, she said. CRD parks staff, however, had concerns, as did board chair Geoff Young.

“Technically speaking, the only way they could be used is somebody could drive them to the parking lot next to the Galloping Goose, ride along the Galloping Goose, then when they get to a street, turn them off and

drag them across the street,” Young said. “The parks committee was of the view that that’s not going to happen and we’re really encouraging people to break the law.” While some CRD directors

felt Segways would conflict with pedestrians on trails, others had more sympathy for the idea. “(Many felt that) if it were legal, and if the province were to legalize them, then they would be appropriate for use on the

Goose,” Young said. CRD staff are going to investigate what golf courses do to allow carts cross the street where roads run through courses. Golf carts and Segways share a similar legal status.

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

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The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6

Man steps in front of bus in Langford

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A man who stepped in front of a bus Saturday night in Langford was in critical but stable condition Sunday morning. Police say, just before 9 p.m., several people witnessed the 25-year-old move himself in front of a B.C. Transit bus on Jacklin Road, between Goldstream and Station avenues in Langford. No one else was hurt and police say no charges are being contemplated against the bus driver.

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