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Retiring crossing guard Jack Rohrschneider helps a group of students and their parents cross busy Cadboro Bay Road to get to L'Ecole Willows Elementary School. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Popular guard retires with a tip of the hat Dignified crossing guard nods farewell to kids Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

After nearly eight years helping kids cross roads safely, hat-tipping crossing guard Jack Rohrschneider, 75, retires this year. “I wish I could carry on, my legs won’t do it

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anymore. I can’t stand that ducts himself that brings dig“It’s this sense of long,” he said. “I’m going to nity to the kids, the parents,” miss it. That’s basically my dignity about what he said Gilles Grenier, who passes social life. I’m going to miss the popular guard daily. the kids that’s for sure, and does. He’s such a rare “It’s this sense of dignity the parents.” gem in today’s society.” about what he does. He’s such At Hillside Centre or the a rare gem in today’s society. - Gilles Grenier gym, he’s recognized as the … I’m in my little glass bubble Cadboro Bay Road guard (car) and he reaches me.” who offers a wave and a tip of the hat. “He is much loved at the school. He’s a “There’s a certain way in which he con- wonderful man,” agreed Wendy Holob, prin-

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cipal at Willows elementary school. “Anybody who drives by the school knows Jack. … As he finishes, and the kids have gone across the street, he looks at both drivers, and he tips his hat.” Rohrschneider doled out his final wave near Willows elementary Thursday. “I’m going to be a man of leisure I think,” Rohrschneider said. “Now I just want to fade into the background.” cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Popular Monterey Middle School basketball coach and Grade 7 teacher Karen Evans retires after 35 years teaching youngsters.

Dedicated teacher and coach leaving her second home ‘Firm and fair’ Evans moves on to new adventure

“After a few years you get to know the families. … You just feel like it’s a second home. I’ve just coached and taught and loved every moment of it.” Christine van Reeuwyk Evans was inducted in the Oak Bay High sports News staff hall of fame as a sport builder last year – recognizing her work with Monterey students in volOak Bay will be down a teacher who impacted leyball, track and basketball. the basketball court and classroom at Monterey “You’re not only working with kid in the classmiddle school for more than 25 room, which is fabulous, but you get years this fall. to work with them on a whole other “She has the Karen Evans came to the school level,” she said. in 1987 – after a decade of teach- ability to be firm “I‘ve enjoyed it so much. It’s been ing in Terrace – to fill the role of art a pleasure to work with so many with kids, be tough wonderful kids and families. I think teacher and coach. “I think the coaching is a high- with them but I’m very fortunate.” light. … Many students in the Oak Evans’ years have been filled Bay community will remember her,” totally fair. And the with children, and younger siblings, said co-worker Jeri Holm. children respond to along with ever-present and helpful “She excelled at being the most parents. amazing coach. She has the abil- that by loving her “She’s been able to take difficult ity to be firm with kids, be tough and wanting to do kids into her classroom and work with them but totally fair. And the her magic,” Holm said. “She’s made children respond to that by loving their best for her.” huge friends in the parent groups - Jeri Holm her and wanting to do their best she’s worked with. They have a for her.” really high regard for her.” Evans retired this week after a As of yesterday (June 28), the last quarter century of teaching primarily Grade 6 day of school, she made way for new, young and 7 at the middle school that was an elemen- teachers. tary school up until five years ago. “I’m just off for a new adventure,” Evans said. “We’ve had amazing basketball teams go “I don’t know where I’ll end up, or what I’ll be through here, and great parents who would doing.” coach evening programs here,” Evans said. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Papier-mâchÊ replaces plastic at green-oriented Canada Day Roszan Holmen News staff

Cyclists often feel like secondclass citizens on the roads – but at the upcoming Canada Day celebrations, they’ll be treated like the valet-parking elite. New this year, the city will provide valet service to cyclists by the legislature. It will allow people to leave their bikes with an attendant who will wheel it away to a secured area, said Amanda Wilcox with Fan Tan Group, a company contracted by the City of Victoria to host the Canada Day celebrations. No bike lock is necessary – just show photo ID and receive a ticket to claim your bike later in the evening. “I think a lot of people would love to bring their bike, but they don’t want to worry about it if they’re going to be downtown for a while,� said organizing committee member Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe. Bike valet is just one of several new initiatives to make the twoday Canada Day festivities more environmentally friendly. Fireworks company Pro Fx is replacing the plastic casings on

Living Flag evolves This year, the city has rescued the annual living flag event from former organizers, the Downtown Victoria Business Association. To participate, wear red or white shirts and head to the legislature grounds by 2 p.m. on July 1 to be photographed with about 2,000 others in formation of the Canadian flag. At noon, the city will hand out 1,000 shirts to participants without red or white clothing.

its fireworks with ones made of papier-mâchĂŠ. All food vendors at the international food court at Ship Point will be required to use compostable containers. The city is also supplying not just garbage cans, but recycling and compost bins as well. “The Canada Green Team will be around with a bunch of recycling bins, ensuring that all recyclables are returned to their proper containers,â€? Wilcox said. The Bottle Depot will collect

Canada Day by the numbers This year’s Canada Day celebrations have a $200,000 budget, up from $175,000 last year. That’s thanks to a grant to bring in Montrealbased bilingual hip hop group, Radio Radio, which headlines the mainstage July 1. The Province of Quebec and Francophone Affairs

the beverage containers and donate the proceeds to the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. These green initiatives add a little more cost, but have also attracted a new sponsor, Thornton-Joe said. This year the event has more financial support than in previous years. Thornton-Joe has been involved in the celebrations since 2000, when she was president of the Greater Victoria Inter-Cultural Association. In that year, ICA took over the celebrations from the Chamber of Commerce. When Thornton-Joe joined city council, the file stayed with her and she’s continued to ensure the city’s diversity is reflected in the event through its performances and food. “For me, I got involved because I took it for granted, being born and raised here, about being Canadian,� she said. That changed through her work with the ICA where, she said, “you meet people who have left their homes to come to Canada for a better life.� Visit www.victoriacanadaday. ca for more information. rholmen@vicnews.com

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Accept others’ differences In thinking about today’s editorial on Pride Week, which gets underway tomorrow (June 30), we were conflicted over what context to put a recent a gay-bashing incident in downtown Victoria. After a man dropped bullet shell casings at the feet of individuals standing in front of a gay nightclub, and used homophobic epithets, We should all Victoria police take pride during the categorized it as a hate Pride Week crime. We didn’t see that one incident as proof of a general lack of intolerance. Instead, the fact such cases are rare these days, at least those involving police, gave us reason to consider how far we’ve come as a community in dispensing with biases and stigmas against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning. Acceptance, inclusivity and the empowerment of people, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender conflict, are some of the motivating factors behind the annual Pride Week activities. Pride Week, with its colourful, flamboyant parade, rollicking softball game and other events, was once a curiosity to the general public. Now it’s simply another fun, family friendly activity on a busy summer calendar of events in Victoria. Speaking of summer, gay tourism is actively promoted for the region. Tourism Victoria has a full page of links to LGBTQ-friendly sites, entertainment and resources in the area. With numerous local clubs and organizations catering to the LGBTQ community, and school districts and post-secondary institutions spending more time creating an environment of acceptance for all students, it seems Greater Victoria is becoming a safer place to be gay. While some might hold up the insensitive and angry actions of one person as further evidence that the situation is grim, we choose to celebrate the fact that more people are finding the courage to come out and others are finding the courage to accept that. 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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B.C. misunderstood by Harper Why does Prime Minister Stephen environmentalists. Harper appear to dislike British So OK, what does this have Columbia so much? to do with Harper hating British One would have thought, given Columbians, you ask? his permanent residence Take a look at the in Calgary, that Harper two issues mentioned would like the West and it above. What areas of appears that he does, as the country receive long as you consider that the most benefit from Alberta is the West. the government’s legal The Harper changes to legislation? government – I say Alberta is favoured, Harper instead of followed by the other Conservative, as it prairie provinces. The appears more and changes seem to ignore more that the federal Quebec and dump on the Don Denton government is rigidly Maritimes and B.C. A Thousand Words run by one man, not by The government a body of duly elected wants to push a pipeline Conservative politicians – has been through to service the Alberta oil receiving more than its share of fields. negative publicity recently. Now, there’s no doubt we all Take the omnibus budget bill benefit in some ways from a healthy (the 425-page Bill C-38) that passed gas and oil industry. It’s also no into legislation last week. It’s a giant doubt that Alberta’s share of the package of smaller bills that neither benefits are far larger than anyone you or your elected representatives else’s, and there appears to be really got to see or understand. less concern in Alberta about the Proper examination was impossible, environment. given the time allowed for debate What does B.C. get? A pipeline and the sheer number of changes that is contentious and could cause involved. tremendous environmental damage Some of those legislative changes if it was to burst or be damaged in are to the Fisheries Act, changes some other way. Residents of B.C. that will weaken protection of fish have and should have concerns and their habitats. Given that much about the pipeline and they need to of British Columbia’s fisheries be addressed. and habitat are in danger already, Instead we have the federal why would a government choose government attacking the groups to weaken that protection now? who are asking those questions Is it because it makes it easier for on our behalf, questions our multinational companies to pillage government reps should be asking, our waters? but aren’t. The other issue causing The attacks on environmentalists consternation has been the attacks have been characterized as attacks by the Harper government on on American interests that want a

say in Canadian affairs. While worth a look, I think the issue of U.S. funding of Canadian environmental groups is a bit of a red herring. The Stephen Harper-supported think tank, the Fraser Institute, receives funding from American sources, too. That funding includes the Koch brothers, Americans with massive oil interests in Canada. It seems that our PM just doesn’t understand what an environmentalist is in British Columbia, or that B.C., unlike Alberta, has a history of activism on all sides of the political spectrum. It may be a group with international ties, but often it’s locally based. Even more often it’s a single person, the person who gives up their weekend to remove invasive species from city parks, your neighbour who helps to rehabilitate fish habitat, or the kid who paints fish symbols by storm drains. These people are our family, our friends, our neighbours and coworkers. They are British Columbians. They are not terrorists. They are not anti-Canadian. They are British Columbians who are concerned about the health of their province, their country and all of its residents. Harper may feel that Alberta and business take precedence. But the prime minister has to understand Canada is not a one-size-fits-all country, and that he was elected to represent all of our interests, not just his personal concerns and those of his home province. Don Denton is photo supervisor for Black Press Greater Victoria. ddenton@vicnews.ca

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Optical illusion A couple walking along the causeway in the Inner Harbour appear to share a single shadow on a recent morning stroll. Don Denton/News staff

LETTERS Many good reasons for church’s assets Re: Pope having a butler raises eyebrows (Letters, June 22) Yes. The Pope has a butler. Mr. Lamb has covered a lot of territory in his letter. There are a few key points that would benefit from some clarification. Yes, there is a Vatican Bank, or as it’s more properly called, The Institute for Works of Religion. It was formed to provide for the safekeeping and administration of property and assets that are donated to the church. It is a not-for-profit institution and any surplus is used for religious or charitable services. The property and artistic treasures of the Catholic Church do not belong to any individual. They are administered by the church, but are for the benefit of all of humanity. That’s why they are not sold to pay expenses. Yes, the Pope has a butler. This is not a reflection of his wealth, but rather of the busy life he leads as the head of a very large organization. All churches and charitable organizations solicit donations in order to carry on operations. It does not follow that amassing material capital is a church’s

primary aim. People have given, are giving, and will continue to give to the church because they believe it is fulfilling its stated goals. Anastasia Pearse Saanich

Speak out strongly for your Canadian values Re: Democracy wilting in Ottawa (Our View, June 15) That was the most polite way of saying the Harper government is screwing with Canadian values I have ever read. At the top of the list of Canadian values, I believe, are caring for others and the environment. They actually go hand in hand, because as we wrestled our nation out from the wilderness, supporting each other was a necessity. Today, many aspects of the internationally recognized characteristics of being Canadian – things like universal health care and education, the protection of our food and the preservation of our diverse nature – are being threatened by a government hellbent on throwing the individual aside and opening the floodgates to profiteering of all that we value. Here in the Saanich-Gulf Islands

riding I may be preaching to the converted, speaking to those who saw the need for responsible government and ousted the smooth-talking status quo. But a reminder to us all: voice your opinions, take action and be loud and clear. Contact (the less than honourable) Mr. Harper and his puppet ministers on a regular basis. It will indeed be a long few years and it is our responsibility to make it not end badly. Frank Gee North Saanich

Graffiti removal needs team approach Re: Graffiti removal ends in wake of Saanich budget cutbacks (Vic News online) It’s interesting to learn that Saanich has cut part of its graffiti removal budget, with the end result being, I fear, graffiti will start building up in the community. The City of Victoria, on the other hand, is calling on citizens to fight against graffiti in hopes that increased reporting will reduce tagging. The Downtown Victoria Business Association alone has a budget of $144,000, plus $15,000 in equipment for its clean teams, which will paint over graffiti for

free. I think our municipality and businesses need to co-ordinate their efforts to help remove graffiti. Certainly it will cost money to do that, but there is no other way around it. Brian Butterfield Saanich

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“holdback?” Cadieux said the “new compensation package” was approved by the CLBC’s board of directors and the public sector employees’ union and took effect on April 1. How convenient to justify another permanent and generous pay raise. Martin Battle Victoria

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Situation critical Solutions to family physician shortage begin with collaboration Erin McCracken News staff

A shortage of family doctors in the Capital Region has left thousands of people without consistent medical care and doctors struggling to meet demand – a problem that will soon worsen as many physicians approach retirement age. “It’s absolutely a crisis,� said Dr. Mark Sherman, one of five family doctors at the Victoria Community Health Cooperative, where physician recruitment efforts are ongoing. Fewer doctors are left to shoulder the burden of more complex health issues that come with Greater Victoria’s aging population. “Patient care is appalling,� said Dr. Cara Ewert with Herald Street Health. “It’s all just a little Dr. Kathy Dabrus, who sits on bit overwhelming.� There are 13 available posi- Practice’s board of directors. tions for permanent, part-time and substitute, or locum, family level, are taking steps to map physicians in the Capital Region out strategies to address issues listed on the Vancouver Island such as recruitment and retenHealth Authority’s website. tion. But the vacancy rate from “As family doctors dealing oneSooke to Sidney is likely higher, on-one with individual patients, doctors say, and those numbers we really felt we were in a unique are expected to climb in the next role to advocate on the ground, five to 10 years, as many physi- right at the grassroots level,� cians look to retire. On average, said Dr. Kathy Dabrus, who sits family physicians in the Capital on the Victoria Division of FamRegion are in their late 50s. ily Practice’s board of directors. “Doctors here are older than “There hasn’t been a voice prejust about anywhere in B.C. viously.� It’s just reflective of the genThe Victoria division, which eral demographics here,� said started last November, now has Andrew Hume, executive direc- 187 members. tor of the South Island Division To better understand physiof Family Practice, cian demographics, one of 31 commudivisions will surnity based and provey members this vincially funded summer. An estimated groups of family South Island 400,000 people in doctors in B.C. members plan to B.C. don’t have a And with few come together family doctor or a replacement physiin September to strong attachment cians on the horidevelop strategies, to one. zon – the reasons based on survey range from lower results. A recruitremuneration to ment working group new doctors preferring to spe- will likely emerge from that procialize – many family physicians cess, Hume said. in the region are postponing The South Island division retirement, some for as long as started in October 2010, and five years. now has 150 family physician “We generally say that physi- members on the West Shore and cians should plan one year to the Saanich Peninsula. recruit,� said Brenda Warren, Collaboration among physiVIHA manager of physician cians, the divisions, B.C.’s Minrecruitment. “Some of them, it istry of Health and the health takes a couple of years to fill (a authority, among other stakeposition).� holders, is imperative to address But solutions may be on the the shortage, Hume said. horizon. “It’s a whole community Hundreds of doctors in the approach, so part of our stratregion are finding their collec- egy has to be, ‘how are we going tive voice through the Divisions to work with municipal governof Family Practice, which work in ments and community based co-operation with health author- agencies, and other health proities, the General Practice Ser- viders, health authorities, the vices Committee and the Minis- ministry, to identify resources?’� try of Health Services. Together, Municipalities such as physicians, at the grassroots Esquimalt, where there is one

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the Victoria Division of Family family practice but enough work for two or three, are looking to be part of the solution. The township is taking steps to develop a physician recruitment strategy, in co-operation with VIHA and in consultation with Esquimalt-based family doctors. “Esquimalt is an expensive place to move into (and buy a house), and also business and commercial taxes are higher,� said Mayor Barb Desjardins. Zoning or tax policy changes, advertising and the development of an information package to introduce doctors to Esquimalt services could be part of the township’s recruitment strategy, said Bill Brown, Esquimalt director of development services. “Hopefully our municipality will be a leader in developing protocols in policies for physician recruitment,� he said. In an example of teamwork in action, the South Island division is spearheading a working group of stakeholders on the Peninsula to develop a comprehensive multi-practice primary healthcare centre. “That’s the kind of thing where a municipal government can play a very active role in terms of assisting with the provision of facilities or possibly land, zoning, bylaws, to make it more attractive (for doctors) and support that kind of development in their community,� Hume said. Collaborative, long-term solutions can’t happen soon enough for doctors facing an imminent tidal wave of patients orphaned by retiring physicians. “We need new doctors or practising doctors to move to Victoria to set up or join a practice,� Sherman said. emccracken@vicnews.com


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Bateman moves in The Robert Bateman Centre is moving in to the newly renovated CPR Steamship Terminal. It has signed an agreement with the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, subject to final lease negotiations, for a 5,000-square-foot gallery, retail store, educational and office space. It will be located on the second, third and fourth floors. “Needless to say this is a dream come true, but it is far beyond any wildest dreams I could imagine,” said Bateman, a world-renowned artist. Renovations will begin Aug. 1 and the gallery is targeted to open in spring 2013. The Bateman Foundation supports educational programs that promote engagement with nature, especially for youth, policy-makers, families and First Nations. The deal pre-empts an earlier plan to locate the centre at Royal Roads University. The centre still plans to work with RRU on environmental and sustainability education and research. editor@oakbaynews.com Don Denton/News staff

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Just below the surface of the fun during Pride Week – from a drag baseball game to a parade to a comedy night – will be a very serious message. Pride 2012 is a week of celebration and pride, helping empower Greater Victoria’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, as well as generating support for full human rights. The festivities kick off tomorrow (June 30) with an art walk, parties, a potluck barbecue picnic and a show at Belfry Theatre. More public events are planned for every day of the week, wrapping up with the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival on July 8. “People tend to listen if it’s interesting,” said Laurissa Chapple, spokesperson for the Victoria Pride Society. “That’s the reality.” The society organizes many of the Pride events, including the parade – a homegrown, moving ribbon of 100 entrants. Starting at noon, the procession travels down Government Street from Pandora Avenue, eventually winding up at MacDonald Park in James Bay. Though there have been significant advancements in gay rights over the years in Canada, efforts must continue, Chapple said. People are still fearful of being open about their personal lives, even holding hands with their partner in public. “How often do you hear a woman introduce her wife?” the Victoria resident said. The gay community is the largest minority demographic in the world, and includes people of all genders, religions, ethnicities and ages, Chapple said. “It’s not segregated by any one particular thing. It’s how a person loves. It’s unrestricted and undefined. It’s an individual’s ability to love another person.” For a full event schedule, visit www.victoriapridesociety.org. emccracken@vicnews.com

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While some Greater Victoria board of education trustees are breathing a sigh of relief over the tentative collective agreement reached between B.C. teachers and the province on Tuesday, others, such as the president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, are speaking out against the deal.

Despite a recommendation of acceptance from the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, GVTA president Tara Ehrcke isn’t voting to support the agreement with the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association. “I think (the BCTF) was concerned that the government was planning on legislating the concessions they had on the table and it was nervousness of that impending legislation that probably led to the agreement,” Ehrcke said, noting her decision to vote contrary to the BCTF doesn’t reflect a

broader decision made by members of the GVTA. “This agreement doesn’t solve any of the issues, certainly the issues around classroom conditions and reasonable wage increases.” During the last contract negotiations in 2005, the GVTA did not make a vote recommendation to its members. The outcome of the teachers’ vote on the deal is expected by Wednesday (July 4). PLEASE SEE: Agreement ‘bitter-sweet’, Page A14

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Adding men to the mix worked well for the Victoria Golf Club charity tournament. Originally known as the VGC Ladies Charity Golf Tournament –

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■ CRD Hartland Landfill open house ■ June 24 ■ Hartland Landfill

Hartland Open House: Where learning at the landfill meets fun! Do you ever think about where that banana peel or plastic bag ends up after you have thrown it “away?” Hartland landfill is our region’s “away” and lucky for us it is an award-winning landfill. Last Sunday’s open house at Hartland provided residents with a behind-the-scenes look at how the landfill works and helped raise awareness about how waste is managed. Hartland receives garbage from across the region, processing more than 450 tonnes per day. Event participant Jim from Saanich commented, “I had no idea Hartland had so many environmental stewardship programs and recycling services. My kids and I really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to coming to the next open house.” Activities included guided tours, a mini-machines giant sandbox, the opportunity to climb aboard monster machines like tractors and bulldozers, as well as a complimentary barbecue prepared by the Central Saanich Lion’s Club. Event participants learned about waste reduction, composting, water conservation, energy efficiency and the regional parks. Cash donations were also collected for the United Way.

“Almost three-years-old”, Colin Gillese shows his driving form in one of the landfill’s large trucks.

Peggy Mills of the CRD watches Michael Ho spin the prize wheel.

Benjamin Teppin spins the wheel to learn more about recycling and receive a prize.

Thank you to the sponsors who made the 2012 Hartland Open House a huge success!

Sheryl Roodenburg and her daughter Shayla make a Tetrapak wallet at the education centre.

Four-year-old Kathleen Gillese ‘drives’ a large landfill truck.

Hunter Gantzert shows off a headband made from recycled pop can tabs.

Nick Jarvie, from Raptors in Duncan, brought Harry the Hawk, much to the thrill of kids and parents alike.

Three-year-old Luc Hodkinson with his new temporary tattoo.

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Silas Carpenter, 2-1/2, at the giant sandbox.

Colleen Hickey fills her water bottle at the CRD water filling station.

Lidia Laidlaw with Tuari, a Harris Hawk from the Raptors Centre in Duncn.

The CRD’s Heather Sinnott, at the Blue Box and Beyond booth, shows off a pencil made with recycled paper.

Angela Bates receives a seedling from Walmart staffers Erica Dobson, Cory Hall and Jaime Santiago at Walmart’s environmental display.

Vanessa Rogers with her children Tuesday and Ogden Betanzo had a great time at the event.

Three-year-old Xavier Gunnarson waves to his parents from the cab of one of the large landfill vehicles on display.

Elizabeth Anderson-Gatt gets her face painted.


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Photos by Adriana Durian To book events call 250-381-3484 or e-mail adminassist@vicnews.com

■ CRD Hartland Landfill open house ■ June 24 ■ Hartland Landfill

Hartland Open House: Where learning at the landfill meets fun! Do you ever think about where that banana peel or plastic bag ends up after you have thrown it “away?” Hartland landfill is our region’s “away” and lucky for us it is an award-winning landfill. Last Sunday’s open house at Hartland provided residents with a behind-the-scenes look at how the landfill works and helped raise awareness about how waste is managed. Hartland receives garbage from across the region, processing more than 450 tonnes per day. Event participant Jim from Saanich commented, “I had no idea Hartland had so many environmental stewardship programs and recycling services. My kids and I really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to coming to the next open house.” Activities included guided tours, a mini-machines giant sandbox, the opportunity to climb aboard monster machines like tractors and bulldozers, as well as a complimentary barbecue prepared by the Central Saanich Lion’s Club. Event participants learned about waste reduction, composting, water conservation, energy efficiency and the regional parks. Cash donations were also collected for the United Way.

“Almost three-years-old”, Colin Gillese shows his driving form in one of the landfill’s large trucks.

Peggy Mills of the CRD watches Michael Ho spin the prize wheel.

Benjamin Teppin spins the wheel to learn more about recycling and receive a prize.

Thank you to the sponsors who made the 2012 Hartland Open House a huge success!

Sheryl Roodenburg and her daughter Shayla make a Tetrapak wallet at the education centre.

Four-year-old Kathleen Gillese ‘drives’ a large landfill truck.

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Nick Jarvie, from Raptors in Duncan, brought Harry the Hawk, much to the thrill of kids and parents alike.

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Lidia Laidlaw with Tuari, a Harris Hawk from the Raptors Centre in Duncn.

The CRD’s Heather Sinnott, at the Blue Box and Beyond booth, shows off a pencil made with recycled paper.

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Vanessa Rogers with her children Tuesday and Ogden Betanzo had a great time at the event.

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months, it’s been very, very difficult and we’re just very pleased that the parties have resolved and worked so hard to reach a resolution,” McEvoy said. “From all parties, from the perspective of teachers, government and trustees, there are a lot of issues that are off the table and not a part of the resolution here, but that’s a part of collective bargaining. You don’t get everything that you want.” Less than 24 hours following the announcement of the tentative agreement, the BCTF issued notice of a civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court against the province. The civil claim, the second made by the union in the last 10 days, is formed on the basis that Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act unconstitutionally infringed teachers’ Charter-protected right to free collective bargaining and asserts that government’s directions to BCPSEA resulted in bad faith bargaining. -with files from Tom Fletcher nnorth@saanichnews.com


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THE ARTS Fiasco fire up Canada Day Travis Paterson

and producer Jeff Johnson (Faber Drive). It’s serious enough that Rain kept freeride mounthe band’s Cowichan Valtain bikers from competing ley contingent relocated in JumpShip on Saturday, to Victoria. but couldn’t stop The June Lead singer Spark is Fiasco from playing. one of three guitarists To lead singer Andrew in the band, with Jeff Spark’s estimate, about 200 Richardson and Damien people hung around despite Anthony. wind and rain to watch his The band’s sound is a Sharon Tiffin/News staff middle ground of modern band play. “We’ll take it, there could The June Fiasco including lead singer rock with various styles have been more but no com- Andrew Spark, left, and Steve Williams gently pulling the tune open for Gold & Youth Saturday. plaints here,” Spark said. behind Spark’s vocals. It was the first of back-to“It’s in-your-face with back weekend shows for the Vic- too much to happen too fast. three guitars, sort of a Foo Fighttoria-based rock band. The June There’s some younger guys in ers approach,” Spark said. “(RichFiasco open for Gold & Youth the band experiencing it for the ardson) is a studied musician, (formerly Racoons) as part of first time, with a couple of us and he defines the guitar pieces, Canada Day celebrations at the veteran guys in the band guiding brings the continuity between Inner Harbour on Saturday. them along, so to speak.” them so they don’t sound clutIt’s been a smooth takeoff for At 32, Spark has been involved tered. Otherwise it’s kind of a all five members, who played with a few projects, including blend of styles. Jeff’s into Bostheir first show in January and stages in England. ton, and AC/DC, Damien brings released a three-song EP in Feb“Nothing I’ve done, or anyone metal, bass player Steve Wilruary. The record is titled This else in the band matches The liams comes from pop punk and is Your Life, after the single that June Fiasco’s amount of success I’m a Seattle grunge guy from the launched into the national radio in a short period of time,” he ‘90s.” chart, sitting 130th out of 200. said. The June Fiasco will also take The video is in rotation on Much The group was recently the stage at Logan’s on July 28 Music. branded the Zone 91.3’s band and the following week as part of “It’s a comfortable pace,” said of the month earning signifcant Rifflandia’s Courtyard Sessions Spark, a product of Vic High’s air time, and was approached on Aug. 4. music program. “You don’t want by Juno-nominated songwriter sports@vicnews.com News staff

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opefully the second time is the charm for Ryan Cochrane. With an Olympic bronze medal already around his neck, the elite Saanich swimmer is hoping to add gold to his collection this summer in London. The 23-year-old will be competing in the 400metre freestyle and 1,500-metre freestyle events. Cochrane was the first Canadian to finish the 1,500-metre race in less than 15 minutes. He broke the record in 2007 with a time of 14:59.02. Building up endurance for the long race, Cochrane swims steadily for 50 minutes at a time. At the 2008 Beijing Games, Cochrane felt a little disappointed standing on the third-place podium.

“I remember touching the wall (of the pool) and being a bit livid at myself,” Cochrane says. “I was standing on the podium realizing I was a small step away from first.” This time around he hopes to hear the Canadian anthem playing for him. While a gold medal is the goal, Cochrane says the training, time and effort he has put in is the best he can do. He spends upwards of five hours per day in the pool and does dryland training with weights and pilates. Exhaustion comes with the territory, especially when he’s pushing himself as hard as he has been. “I am too tired to cook, too tired to watch TV, all I can do is stare at the wall at the end of the day.”

While the preparation is strenuous, he is training with seven other members of the Olympic team and that is helping him “push to be a world-class athlete.” Standing six-foot-three, Cochrane has a bit of an advantage in the pool, “It helps having longer limbs – you want your hand to hit the wall first,” he says. The competitor Cochrane is looking to beat this time around is Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, who stands six-foot-eight. Last year, Yang set the world record for the 1,500-metre event at the World Aquatics Championships in China. He finished with a time of 14:32.14 charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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The Jewish Community Choir of Victoria will present An Evening of Jewish Music on July 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanu-El synagogue,1461 Blanshard St. The choir will perform music from all periods and places of Jewish culture, from East to West, ancient to modern, synagogue to stage, from prayer to jazz. The concert is a fundraiser with partial proceeds offered to the restoration ofthe heritage synagogue at which the choir rehearses. All are welcome and admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $15. The Jewish Community Choir welcomes singers of all voices and faiths. The choir meets regularly from October to June. For more information on the concert or the choir please contact Carol Sokoloff, casjazz@islandnet.com or 250-385-3378. llavin@vicnews.com

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Cricketer brings game to university UVic student leads university cricket team and tournament

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Ram Meyyappan practices batting on the Beacon Hill pitch, with Izak Brussow bowling. Meyyappan joined the Incogs in 2009, and is at the core of the team’s centennial season, which is being celebrated this summer. Meyyappan also coaches the Colts youth team, which plays in the less competitive midweek league, and runs the UVic cricket club.

Matches are 20 overs per inning, which will limit them to about three hours each. Ironically, Meyyappan’s level of commitment to the game in Victoria far exceeds anything he would have Travis Paterson done if he’d stayed in India to study, or didn’t forego News staff his scholarship to New York University due to a visa complication. Where Ram Meyyappan goes, so does cricket. “Where I come from, you don’t take any time off There are few greater advocates for the game than school, not even four months of a semester, which NYU Meyyappan, a 25-year-old who just finished his degree had asked me to do.” in math and commerce from the UniOriginally Meyyappan’s plan was to versity of Victoria. The world’s secondcomplete a doctorate, either in his home “On any given most popular sport has followed him country, or NYU. from Chennai, India, to Victoria, and he’s day, if it’s warm, I’ll “Because I chose to come here, I was behind the game’s revival as a university afforded a little extra time during my go to a match and sport. bachelor studies to explore things, such He started a school team when he watch for six or seven as cricket.” arrived at Malaspina College in 2006 hours. I take a book The school year was Meyyappan’s last which played a couple of matches at UVic and he is now in the process of against a club from UBC. He did it again or a BBQ, and I’ll do passing the cricket team on to a new preswhen he enrolled at UVic in 2009, and it all over again the ident to carry it on. Until he leaves, howthis weekend the club team is hosting its ever, Meyyappan will continue to build next day.” first university-level tournament. the team by expanding its competitive – Ram Meyyappan It’s not the first university cricket club playing season. in town, but it’s the first in a long time. “(The team) just applied to play in some “Once when I got (to the Island), I kept track of the tournaments against clubs from the U.S.A.” sport (in India) through the Internet, and I missed playThere’s no formal university cricket league in the ing and watching (live). With enough interest at UVic, I west, though there are 12 teams in the Ontario and figured, ‘Why not have a club there?’” Quebec CanUCric league. Visiting this weekend are club teams from the UniverOn Saturday (June 30), the best of the Victoria and sity of Fraser Valley, Kwantlen Polytechnic University District Cricket Association will host a match at Beaand University of Calgary. They’ll play a round robin con Hill Park against a representative squad of B.C. tournament at Beacon Hill Park and Windsor Park, with Mainland Cricket League players, beginning at noon. matches at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday (July 1) and For information on the Victoria and District Cricket Monday, with the top two teams facing each other in Association visit VDCA.ca. Monday’s final, at 2 p.m. at Beacon Hill. sports@vicnews.com

Shamrocks face tough road trip

Corey Small of the Victoria Shamrocks shoots while leaping through the air against goalie Neil Tyacke of the New Westminster Salmonbellies. Small scored a goal and four assists as the Shamrocks won 12-10 at Bear Mountain Arena last Friday.

The Victoria Shamrocks passed a great hurdle last week, defeating the New Westminster Salmonbellies 12-10. The win put the Shamrocks in a tie with the Langley Thunder for first in the Western Lacrosse Association. Beating the rival Salmonbellies is a measuring stick for the Rocks, which is the second-ranked club in the country this week on the Subway LacrosseTalk rankings. The Rocks are on the road against the Burnaby Lakers tonight (June 29) and Thunder tomorrow. sports@vicnews.com

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Cougar making jump to NCAA

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Cougar Josh Wyatt is going to the NCAA.

Josh Wyatt is making the rare jump from junior B to the NCAA. The Victoria Cougars forward won a scholarship deal to play hockey for Weber State University in

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Utah for the 2012-13 season. Weber is a Div. 2 school in the NCAA’s American Collegiate Hockey Association conference. Few Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League players go directly to the NCAA. Coach Mark Van Helvoirt expects more Cougars to announce college commitments in the coming weeks. Wyatt played four years in the VIJHL.

He’ll study law enforcement and criminal justice.

Royals select Czech goalie The Victoria Royals selected Czech Republic goaltender Patrik Polivka at 14th overall in Wednesday’s 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Polivka is 6-foottall, 168 lbs., and was born in 1994.

The Royals picked one other player, Swedish defenceman Rasmus Bengtsson, at 74th overall. Bengtsson is a Florida Panthers draft pick (taken 59th in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft). He played in the (junior A) U.S. Hockey League last year with the Muskegon Lumberjacks. WHL teams can carry two import players. The regular season starts Sept. 21.

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It’s on. Victoria’s darling of mixed martial arts, Sarah Kaufman, will fight Rhonda Rousey for the Strikeforce bantamweight (135 lbs.) title on Aug. 18 in San Diego. Kaufman was the first to win the belt in 2010. Rousey is the current title holder. The fight will last five rounds.

Former Victoria area men’s fastball players are invited to take part in an alumni pickup game, 1 p.m. Saturday (June 30) at MacDonald Park in James Bay. Players are encouraged to bring their vintage jerseys and hats. The game is part of this weekend’s Doug Smithson Memorial tourney.


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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: ESTATE OF BESSIE FLORENCE DAVIES, LATE OF VICTORIA, BC, DECEASED. NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at Suite 402, 1321 Blanshard Street, P.O. Box 8043, Victoria, BC before the 3rd day of August, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which it then has notice. The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company Executor By its Solicitors HORNE COUPAR

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

TRAVEL

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Summer Sale. 3 nights $499 + 4th night Free! Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

PERSONAL SERVICES

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

$30,000-$400,000yr. P/t or F/t Magazine Publishing Business For Fun Energetic Entrepreneurs! Exclusive Protected License. We Teach You Step By Step!

Toll Free 1-855-406-1253 LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!� Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO

APPLIANCES

RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture-Baby+Family Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. Call 250-4753332. www.cwpics.com

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

PETS

BUILDING SUPPLIES

HAULING

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

WE HAUL CHEAP LTD. Moving & Hauling. (250)8811910. www.wehaulcheap.com

FREE ITEMS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FREE. HOT TUB, needs new pump. Gorge/ Tillicum area. Please call (250)884-2090.

ART OBJECTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

7CU.FT. FREEZER, Woods brand, white chest, good cond. $70. (250)656-1444.

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

HELP WANTED

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

TRADES, TECHNICAL ELECTRICAL COMPANY located in Campbell River requires a journeyman electrician and an apprentice. Both must have valid drivers license, and be able to travel on short trips. A journeyman with service experience is an asset. An apprentice with 1st or 2nd yr experience an asset. Please send resume’s to electricianjourneyman2@gmail.com FULL TIME Buncher/Processor Operators needed in the Williams Lake area. Great wage and beneďŹ ts package. Email resume to smallpinelogging@yahoo.ca or call 250398-8216.

BARGAIN, DR. Ho’s decompression back belt, exc. cond. $50. (250)658-8201

Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

FREEZER, $20 obo. (250)656-1673 mornings only. POOL CUE, never used, $50. Laminate ooring, $25, antique radio, $24. 250-544-4933 ROY VICKERS PRINTS. Complete set, 13 original Roy Vickers limited edition prints with certiďŹ cates. All professionally framed. All the same print number, which can’t happen again. Series of 100 prints and all of this set are #77. Asking $33,000 for complete one of a kind 13 print set. Call 250-245-2263 (Ladysmith).

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Chasers • A-frame Operator • 980 Operators-dryland sort • Camp Cook Full time with union rates and beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

ADRIENNE’S RESTAURANT and Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm has following job position open. Experienced Chef. Part to Full time. Flexible daytime hours, competitive wages. Email resume to: t-garden@shaw.ca

FREE: MIRROR panel, 76�x31� (from closet doors), Call (250)477-3147.

FRIENDLY FRANK

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

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

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD St. Joseph’s Elementary School is happy to announce that we are accepting applications for full day kindergarten for September 2012. We offer an excellent early learning program in a Catholic Christian atmosphere. Applications are available from the school or at: www.stjosephschool.ca and can be dropped off at the school until Thursday July 5, or mailed to St. Joseph’s Elementary School- 757 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC, V8Z 1M9.

PERSONAL SERVICES

DEBT RELIEF- We’ll help you get a fresh start! No interest, low payments. Call 250-812-6767 or 1-866-995-3122,

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

BUYING OR SELLING? Call 250.388.3535

GARAGE SALES BRENTWOOD BAY: ESTATE SALE/ MOVING sale. 928 & 930 Clarke Rd., Sat. & Sun., 9-3pm. Rain or shine!

CHARITY PLANT SALE & GARDEN TOUR 100’s of Perennials, Herbs, Shrubs. Supports Widows in Rwanda 178 Beach Dr. at Victoria St

Sat & Sun. June 30 & July 1, 10am - 4pm. LANGFORD, 2952 Cressida Cres., Sat, June 30, 8:30am4pm. Moving Sale. Furniture, household & much more. SIDNEY, 2042 Ardwell Ave., Sat, June 30, 8am-2pm. Multi Family Garage Sale.

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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

SPORTS & IMPORTS

1960 ENGLISH Morris Minnor Conv. Must sell, new top, tires, rear seal, top end, carpets, etc. (Penticton, BC). Was $10,000, now asking $8000 obo. Call 250-490-4150.

1999 MERCEDES BENZ C230, 4 doors, white, very good condition, recent overhaul & service. Senior driven. $5600 obo. (250)658-5055.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

WANTED TO RENT

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

LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca

COWICHAN BAY-Oceanfront, $425,000. The Cowichan Bay Stilt Homes are rarely offered for sale and this one is absolutely charming. 3 bdrm, updated interior, 5 appls, large deck & priv dock. Perfect for vacation style at home living or just a weekend getaway. Ben at 250-732-1710 to view.

FA I R F I E L D / VA N C O U V E R , 1bdrm, hardwood floors. Heat, hot water, storage, parking incl $795 ns or pets. 250-383-1491

PROFESSIONAL FAMILY requires 2 or 3 bedroom rental $1400 or under in Fairfield, Oak Bay, Esquimalt or Gorge/Saanich for Sept 1. Must allow 2 small well trained dogs. Please call 250-8842295.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 $250 obo. 250391-5992, leave message.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES WANTED

BAVARIAN DINNER SET for 8 + serving dishes. Variety of glasses, different styles. 1000’s collectible German books for your library. Call (250)592-7188.

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

WE BUY HOUSES

4210 QUADRA 3250 sq.ft. 5-bdrm, 3 bath. Private, well-kept yard. Lot size 11,000 sq.ft. Must be seen! $600,000. (250)479-1194.

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!

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

1-800-910-6402

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Call: 1-250-616-9053 Commercial Wave Vibration Machine. Clinically proven effective for building bone density, muscle mass & balance. Great for a spa or gym. (250)287-2009. FURNITURE, MATTRESS, Etc! Gigantic Stock Reduction Sale Now! Great Selection, Happy Prices, Come Browse, Buy, Save! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St.,Sidney. Visa, M/C. buyandsave.ca HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. SEMI ELECTRIC hospital bed, power lift chair, microwave stand, maple dining room set, bedroom set, fan, duvets, sheets and blankets, dishes and pots, books etc... Call (250)384-1573

CAYCUSE Well-Maintained Recreational Property/Home 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 or 250-745-3387.

SPORTING GOODS WANTED: STATIONARY BIKE and Dumbbell Weights (inexpensive) for working out. Please call 250-514-6688.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Auto Loans or

LOTS

We Will Pay You $1000

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

Fraser Tolmie Apts1701 Cedar Hill X Rd 1-877-659-4069 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

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

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

MODULAR HOMES

AUTO SERVICES

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,900 Double Wide Modular 1350 sq ft from $99,900 mark@eaglehomes.ca

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

HOMES FOR RENT

WESTSHORE. 3-BDRM, 2 bath. $5000. cash back! 671 Daymeer Pl. (250)884-3862. Complete details/ more pics at www.propertyguys.com ID# 192309

250-885-1427

PROSPECT LAKE, spacious 1 bdrm in exec home, hrdwd flrs, granite counters, lndry room, priv ent, access to lake, patio w/ beautiful view, $1250 mo. Call (250)383-9966.

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

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

GOLDSTREAM AREA1400sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hi-def TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray, 778-433-9556.

PANORAMIC MOUNTAIN & Ocean Views. 11yr old, 2,480 sq.ft. 3bdrm, 2.5baths, on 1.5 secluded acres in gated community 20 mins. N of Qualicum Beach. Double garage, paved driveway, RV parking, heat pump, landscaped yard with pond. $489,000. (250)7523023 or (250)720-207 Email: cerritos68@gmail.com

REAL ESTATE SERVICES OAK BAY I live in this exceptional community and I know it well. Buying or Selling? You can count on me to be professional, hard working, honest.

Shirle George

Fair Realty

250-888-3953 shirlegeorge@shaw.ca

Jasmine Parsons

SUITES, LOWER

www.jasmineparsons.com One Percent Realty V.I.

COLWOOD- COZY 1 bdrm $700 inclds utils & wifi. Close to all amens. Pet friendly, N/S. Avail now. Refs. 250-294-5516

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.

VICTORIA

$50-$1000 CASH

TOWNHOUSES

1362 GRANT ST (Fernwood) MLS #309272 SELLER VERY MOTIVATED! bright 2 bdrm, 2 bath, character duplex, lrg priv fenced back yrd. Lisa, (250)882-0868.

LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, bright 2 bdrm townhouse, W/D hookup, inside/outside storage,backyard. $876/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $42,000+. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

TRUCKS & VANS 2004 F350 Lariat Crew Cab short Box, 127,800k. Towing package with 5th wheel foot and tool box. Fully loaded. For sale by owner, located in Colwood, $20,000. 250-217-4879

BOATS

SIDNEY: BRIGHT, 2 bdrm. Yard, storage. Updated unit, parking, W/D, NS/NP. Ref’s, 1 yr lease, avail July 15. $900 mo + utils. 778-426-4556.

SIDNEY: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, utils included, N/S. $1500. Aug. 1. (778)426-4262.

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $14,250. (250) 748-3539

2003 BUICK RENDEZVOUS

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

1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

MARINE

SIDNEY- BRIGHT 1 bdrm + den above ground suite, new carpet, priv patio, all inclusive but cable/internet. NP/NS. $900/mo. Call 250-880-1414.

SUITES, UPPER

2004 BMW 330 Convertible Accident Free; 140,000 km, Auto, Fully Loaded, well maintained, recently tuned. $15,900. 778-403-1209.

CARS

149,000 km, grey colour excellent condition. $7,000.00 (250)514-4535

CALL: 250-727-8437

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

GUARANTEED

www.webuyhomesbc.com

TREED .57 ACRE LOT. on Aldergrove Drive, Courtenay. 5 min. walk to Kitty Coleman Beach & camp site. Reduced by $20,000. Perfect for investment or dream home. Timber valued at $5,000. Asking $167,000 NO HST. 250331-0299 or 250-949-6184

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

DRYWALL

GARDENING

HANDYPERSONS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PLUMBING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

ARAM RENO’S Basement, bathrooms, additions Free est. WCB/Insured 250-880-0525

10% OFF. Aerate, Rototill, Mowing, Hedge / Shrub trimming, clean-up. 250-479-6495 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. 250-216-9476 FROM the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups, accepting clients. ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com AURICLE LAWNS- Superior lawn care-gardens, hedges & fert-weed mgmt. 882-3129 DPM SERVICES, lawn & garden, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 LANDSCAPE & TREE care hedges/pruning/shaping. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465. NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502. QUALITY LAWN Care. Low rates. Support two Oak Bay students paying for UVic. 250 361-0014

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

MAMMOTH LANDSCAPING & Masonry - Have the luxury of masons and horticulturists working together on your project. For consult call Calvin Veenstra 250-883-7666 mammothlandscaping.com

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

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

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

CARPENTRY GEOF’S RENO’S & Repairs. Decks, stairs, railings, gates & small additions. 250-818-7977.

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

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

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Expert: new homes &renos. No job too sm#22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

CLEANING SERVICES EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estate organizing, events, parties, office cleaning. BBB member. (250)388-0278. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858. GET CONNECTED! Complete Sewer Installations. Call High Meadow (250)474-0492.

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

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Small Renos. Moving/Packing. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335.

MOVING & STORAGE

$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.

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

EWING’S MOVING & Hauling. Apartment & Condo relocation specialist. $80/hr. Call Dave at 250-857-2864.

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler 250-418-1747.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

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

CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

CONTRACTORS 250-216-9476 FROM the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups, accepting clients. BATHROOM REMODELING. “Gemini Baths” Plumb, Elec. Tile, Cabinets. 250-896-9302. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

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

PAINTING 217-9580 ENIGMA PAINTING Renos, commercial, residential Professional Friendly Service. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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

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.

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

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

MALTA ASBESTOS, Mold removal. Attics, drywall & more. (250)388-0278. BBB member.

B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your painting needs. (250)818-7443

DECKS/FENCES, licensed & insured. Call Fred (250)5145280. thelangfordman.com

INSULATION

SAFEWAY PAINTING

QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920. FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

APPROVED HARDWOOD Flooring. Refinishing, Installs, Repairs, Painting. Over 20 yrs exp. Call Wes (250)744-7084.

FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462. U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-216-8997.

MALTA WOOL-BLOWN insulation/ Spray foam application. (250)388-0278. BBB member.

YARD ART. Yard Maintenance, Tree & Hedge Pruning, Lawn Care. Call 250-888-3224

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

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

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

✭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+. 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

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

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Friday, June 29, 2012 - OAK

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

4032 Malton, $1,150,000

Published Every Thursday

pg. 32

3170 Mars St, $599,000

404-27 Songhees Rd, $389,000

81 Lekwammen, $264,900

1552 Oak Crest Drive, $549,000

413 Walter, $430,000

3331 Merlin Rd, $519,900

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing, 250 477-7291

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ross Casey, 250-888-2270

pg. 5

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

pg. 32

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

pg. 14

733A Humboldt Daily noon - 5 pm (exc Fri) Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 480-3000

pg. 1

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Naomi Larkins, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

1035 Sutlej, $479,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

pg. 16

403-455 Sitkum Rd., $529,900 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 11

1202 Haultain St, $419,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-744-3301

2959 Irma St, $569,900 pg. 15

pg. 12

pg. 5

pg. 10

pg. 7

pg. 7

pg. 10

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Debbie Hargreaves 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 6 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422 pg. 39 Sunday 12-2 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535 pg. 18

pg. 7

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

pg. 19 Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422 pg. 11

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663 pg. 18

pg. 10

pg. 23

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

pg. 14

pg. 21

1-10406 Resthaven, $394,999

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

pg. 13

407-2341 Harbour Rd, $299,000

pg. 21

Monday 11-1 The Condo Group, Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

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

pg. 23

pg. 10

pg. 9

407-5332 Sayward Hill, $780,000 pg. 20

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

pg. 11

910 Lucas Ave, $449,800 pg. 20

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Neil Rawnsley, 250-592-4422

pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bonnie Johnston 250 744-3301

403 Proctor, $879,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Stacey English 250-477-5353

pg. 28

pg. 27

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Ross Casey, 250-888-2270

pg. 27

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

PG. 490813

pg. 5

608 Fairway Ave, $335,000 Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

pg. 6

pg. 5542290

335 Chapel Heights, $925,000 pg. 5542280

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

pg. 28

414 Chapel Heights pg. 35

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate

581 O’Connell, $499,900

1677 Texada Terr, $829,000

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

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

pg. 24

727 Viaduct, $614,900

3134 Wishart, $464,500

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

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

pg. 24

27-118 Aldersmith

2909 Phyllis St, $999,900

5248 Parker, $895,000

304-611 Brookside, $189,000

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 The Condo Group, Burr Properties Ltd. Andrew Hobbs, 250-382-6636

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

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

pg. 20

pg. 27

608 Fairway Ave, $252,000

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

pg. 19

pg. 27

3306 Hazelwood Rd, $452,900 pg. 26

206-20 Olympia, $213,500 pg. 13

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey, 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Valerie Edwards, 250-477-9947

pg. 20

15-4619 Elk Lake, $474,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ross Casey, 250-888-2270

464 Terrahue, $559,000

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

2340 Moore Pl, $569,000 pg. 23

3837 Wilkinson, $469,900

pg. 19

pg. 16

3290 Hazelwood Rd, $399,900 pg. 26

714 Timberglen

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

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

311-10461 Resthaven, $384,000

1110-6880 Wallace Dr, $709,900

pg. 6

1181 Roy Road, $429,900

20-1473 Garnet, $429,000

pg. 27

9708 Fifth St, $641,900

pg. 10

pg. 22

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

3327 Merlin Rd, $499,900 pg. 14

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

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

pg. 27

320-9882 Fifth, $248,000

1278 Pike, $649,900

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

pg. 28

662 Goldstream Ave., $254,900 pg. 26

Open House/Hard Hat Tour by appt only Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ross Casey, 250-888-2270

8366 West Saanich, $759,000

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

150-4488 Chatterton Way, $429,000

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

19-2210 Sooke Rd, $419,900 pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291

pg. 6

3287 Merlin Rd, $529,900 pg. 25

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

2434 Camelot Rd, $699,000

pg. 19

125 St Giles, $534,900 pg. 15

pg. 14

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

Westhills, $399,900 pg. 25

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

774 Patrick, $738,000

1536 Winchester, $679,000

13 Tovey Cres, $639,900

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

pg. 23

pg. 1

119-2733 Peatt Rd, $339,900 pg. 25

111-2931 Shelbourne, $305,900

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

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

3-1998 Ferndale pg. 22

pg. 28

8650 Richland, $958,000

Friday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

948 Walema, $649,000

pg. 8

631 Cornwall, $560,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 10

941 McKenzie, $469,000

406-1149 Rockland Ave, $349,900

pg. 33

110-1505 Church Ave, $227,900 Friday 1:30-3:30 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361

1325 Stellys Cross Rd, $517,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250 477-5353

206-1009 McKenzie, $209,900

4084 Orion, $629,000

204 St Charles, $598,500 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

pg. 6

405-894 Vernon, $279,900

1908 Beach Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty John West 250 385-2033

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Dylan Hagreen 250 385-8780

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

2740 Dewdney, $1,090,000

451 Chester, $599,900 Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 21

1590 Howroyd, $566,900

884 Denford, $719,900

3051 Oakdowne, $729,000

111-909 Pembroke, $215,000 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

601-1500 Elford

107-1500 Elford, $299,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 10

1216 Beach, $1,269,900

306-75 Songhees Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 20

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

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

859 Ankathem, $539,900

Saturday 1-3 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967 Saturday 2-4 The Condo Group, Burr Properties Ltd. Rodney Henderson, 250-382-6636

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

205-1571 Mortimer, $229,500

2112 Pentland, $898,000

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

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

pg. 21

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900

pg. 19

205-2125 Oak Bay, $349,900

623 Manchester, $474,500 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

pg. 20

pg. 27

2148 Players

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory 250 744-3301

303-1580 Christmas, $234,900

405-1159 Beach Dr, $649,800

3-727 Linden Ave, $629,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

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

1577 Yale, $649,000

4-1110 Pembroke Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

pg. 13

pg. 9

3740 Cadboro Bay

2226 Windsor Rd, $839,000

pg. 5540396

Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Daryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

4379 Elnido pg. 11

205D-1115 Craigflower Rd, $439,900

201-1284 Beach, $825,000

4227 Wilkinson Rd, $439,900

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

1326 Lyall St, $469,900 Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

pg. 24

D-3972 Cedar Hill X, $439,900

A 1142 Craigflower Rd, $409,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

308-68 Songhees Rd, $585,000

pg. 17

934 Craigflower, $379,000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

2-4318 Emily Carr, $539,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jens Henderson, 250-384-8124

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the June 28-July 4 edition of

637 Cornwall, $599,900

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

BAY NEWS

pg. 23

pg. 1

pg. 3

pg. 27

Breaking News All of Victoria’s breaking news online at vicnews.com oakbaynews.com saanichnews.com goldstreamgazette.com

pg. 12


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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, June 29, 2012

UVic scientists install early warning system for tsunamis Prototypes of the pressure device detected tsunamis near Chile in 2010 and Samoa in 2009. Moran said this device will give ocean scientists data to improve models for predicting tsunami speed, direction and intensity after an earthquake. It could also act as an early warning system for Vancouver Island. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operates a ring of buoys in the Pacific to provide tsunami early warning data. Moran hopes the tsunami antenna plugged into Neptune will help improve on that. “We’ve tested the prototype. Now we’ll install the real McCoy,” said Moran, a tsunami expert who once served as a science advisor for the Obama administration. “We’ll collect data and continue to improve predictions of wave impacts on Vancouver Island.” Laying the fibre optic cable involves spooling it off the 274-foot research vessel Thomas G. Thompson, and guiding it on the seafloor using a remotely operated submarine called an ROV. The ROV lays the cable and plugs it into the pressure device and a junction box on the Neptune network. “Laying cable with the ROV is very tricky because the ship is always moving, and you’ve got to follow the ROV,” Moran said. “It takes a long time. It’s a dance between the ship and ROV in two kilometres of water.” editor@saanichnews.com

Edward Hill News staff

About 300 kilometres from the coast of Vancouver Island at a location dubbed Endeavor Ridge, a one-of-a-kind tsunami early warning system will soon been draped along the sea floor. From above, X will mark the spot more than 2,000 metres below, as four ultra-sensitive pressure devices, each at the end of a 25-kilometre fibre optic cable, feed data through the Neptune system and to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Network. Laying sausage-thick cable at “We’ll collect 2,000 metres down is painfully data and continue slow, delicate business, but it will give scientists and emergency to improve authorities, for the first time, the predictions of direction and speed of tsunamis in the deep ocean, in real time. wave impacts on “These kind of instruments do Vancouver Island.” double duty,” said Kate Moran, - Kate Moran director of Neptune Canada, a consortium of universities led by the University of Victoria. “They help us understand the physics of the ocean and also contribute to public safety.” The giant, $3-million tsunami “antenna” will be plugged into the Neptune system, an 800-kilometre loop of powered fibre optic cable linked by 13-tonne nodes and feeding into hundreds of underwater scientific instruments. All data is streamed live through the Internet. The tsunami device works by using extremely sensitive pressure transducers spread in a star formation. For this trip, two of the four will be installed this month, and the remainder in September. They also plan to install the pressure devices on Neptune’s sister, Venus, a cable network in the Saanich Inlet and the mouth of the Fraser River. Moran noted that tsunamis barely cause a blip in wave height in the deep ocean, but, as well documented in disasters in Japan and the Indian Ocean, waves can reach the coast as an unstoppable wall of water.

Neptune Canada director Kate Moran with the bottom pressure recorder device that will help measure the speed and direction of tsunamis in the deep ocean near Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Neptune Canada

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