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Christine van Reeuwyk Here’s hoping the crew aboard Big Ben can get her to Maui, considering neither the skipper nor first mate has ever been to Hawaii. Despite holding decades of sailing experience (more than a century between them) neither skipper Jim McLauchlan nor first mate Tony Roberts managed to make it to those particular Pacific islands. Both bear accented speech (English and South African), indicating their seas have been elsewhere most of their lives. “I’ve been wanting to do this for years,” said McLauchlan of the Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race they embarked on yesterday (July 5) from Victoria. “It’s from here to Maui which is a good place to go. Everything is governed for safety. … You might skip on something (otherwise), now you have to do it.” Vic-Maui runs every second year starting in Victoria and finishing near Lahaina, Maui – a 2,308 nautical mile trip. The co-ed crew of Big Ben – two women, two men make up each fourperson shift – will swap off six-hour shifts as they aim for a two-week sail to Hawaii. “Half our crew don’t even live on the water,” Roberts said with a chuckle as a swift breeze swept across the Inner Harbour Tuesday afternoon. Two are from Calgary, one from Saskatoon.

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Oak Bay is leading the way with electronic meetings. During its special council meeting to consider variances for the proposed redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge site Coun. Tara Ney participated via Skype. While on vacation, her comments and vote were recorded during the June 27 meeting as part of a bylaw adopted just two days earlier. “I think it worked very well,” said Mayor Nils Jensen. “We’re launching Oak Bay council into the electronic age on a number of fronts, this is one of them.” Oak Bay council asked staff to write the procedural bylaw at its May 28 meeting and outlined some parameters. The bylaw came before council June 11 and under direction from council to see that it was up for adoption prior to the special council meeting June 27, was adopted on June 25. “It reflects the fact that many of our councillors have full-time jobs,” Jensen said. “It recognizes the role of councillor and mayor as a part-time job on behalf of the community. This is a way that you can participate if you are travelling or away on business.” The use of Skype – Microsoft software that allows users to communicate in real time via voice, video and instant messaging through the Internet – during a public meeting is a first for the region. Don Denton/News staff

PLEASE SEE: A paperless future, Page A4

Skipper Jim McLauchlan stands aboard his yacht Big Ben, which was anchored in the Inner Harbour in front of the Empress Hotel. McLauchlan and his crew are sailing in the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.

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Music therapist at Oak Bay Lodge brings joy to others through song Brittany Lee News staff

Walk into the Oak Bay Lodge and you’re likely to find Carolyn Hoekstra behind the piano. As a music therapist and coordinator of therapy services at the lodge, Hoekstra uses music to help engage with patients and initiate social interaction among them. “The music helps to enable them to express themselves either emotionally, or physically, or spiritually,” Hoekstra says. Brittany Lee/News staff “We use the music as a therapeutic tool to maintain, Carolyn Hoekstra, music therapist at Oak Bay Lodge, and Lodge resident Jill Roberts, play some restore, or improve those different elements of being.” tunes on the piano. Hoekstra, who has worked at the Lodge for almost 20 years, was recently Hoekstra, who has worked at the lodge for almost 20 honoured for her contributions to the community with a Diamond Jubilee medal. years, says she’s always been amazed by people’s ability to sing when they have trouble piecing words together. “People who either are compromised cognitively or physically – they have very little short term memory left people to interact and, very often, feel more comfortable play it without an issue. So I take it for granted someor can’t speak – can still sing and can still recall memo- in that (one-on-one) situation rather than a large group.” times, that something that comes so easily to me or can ries from their childhood, just from singing a song,” she Hoekstra also plays for groups as big as 25 in the be so basic to me, is so important to other people,” she says. lodge’s adult day centre, which includes seniors from the says. Depending on the goals and objectives set out for each community who are not residents at the lodge. The day “It provides them with such a sense of happiness, and person, Hoekstra decides what type of music to play for centre provides a place for seniors who live on their own being content and feeling better about themselves, and them, noting that it usually involves music from their to interact with others rather than sit at home alone. that’s really important to this age group of people, who youth. By encouraging discussion in a group situation, it helps tend to be socially isolated.” Popular tunes, big band music, and singalongs are improve their social interaction, Hoekstra says. Hoekstra was recently selected as a recipient of the what the seniors enjoy most, Hoekstra “Music is a universal language. Peo- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, an award says, adding that she plays tunes from ple feel more comfortable, I think, in honouring Canadians who have made significant contri“You don’t really the late 1800s to the 1960s. a situation where everybody’s singing, butions and achievements in their community. But music therapy doesn’t always have to say anything if or lots of people are singing, and then Besides working with residents of the lodge, Hoekstra involve playing music; it could just be a you’re using music (to we’re talking about music and discuss- volunteers and entertains at various facilities in Victoria. discussion about music, she says. She ing themes around the music and peo- She’s also worked at Nigel House, a care home for adults communicate).” gets together once a week with a couple do, a lot of people, engage right with disabilities, for about 16 years. - Carolyn Hoekstra ple of residents in their late 50s to talk away.” Making people feel happy and feel good is what her job about jazz. Hoekstra has played the piano since is all about, she says. Music therapy is usually done one-to-one or in groups she was five years old. She also used to play the cello and “I never thought that I would be doing this kind of of eight to 10 depending on the needs of each individ- learned to play guitar while training to be a music thera- work, so to be able to share the gift (of music) with ual. pist at the former Capilano College in Vancouver. other people that enjoy it as much as I do but can’t proResidents who seem to isolate themselves are often What she loves most about her profession is sharing vide it (for) themselves, I’m really lucky to be able to the ones she spends time with individually. music with others and being able to make people feel do that, to use something that’s second nature to me as “You don’t really have to say anything if you’re using better through music. a profession.” music (to communicate), and that kind of encourages “You just put a piece of music in front of me and I’ll reporter@vicnews.com

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Victoria has, on occasion, had councillors participate in meetings via telephone but not Skype. “We are considering webcasting, and I expect there may be further discussions in this regard at that time,” said Katie Josephson, director of communications for the City of Victoria. Esquimalt’s bylaw allows a council member to participate electronically because of illness or injury or with permission of council. While they’ve used the telephone conference call for incamera sessions, it’s not been used during a public meeting

of council. In Saanich there’s a provision for electronic participation in an “urgent” situation. It has yet to be used. “It’s just for limited occasions,” Jensen said of the new Oak Bay bylaw. “The limit is three times a year at this point. If this goes well we can think of extending it as we get used to Skype and teleconferencing.” Other elements of the electronic move for the municipality is a revamped website and electronic agendas. “We’re going to try to go paperless,” Jensen said. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Liquor distributors hit the streets Members of BCGEU stage a oneday walk out Roszan Holmen News staff

Workers at Victoria’s liquor distribution centre drew attention to an otherwise unremarkable warehouse on Government Street Tuesday. Picketing along Government Street, they wore signs reading BCGEU on strike. The purpose of the one-day strike was in part to oppose the provincial government’s proposal to privatize distribution of alcohol. While the 18 workers at the Victoria plant would be protected, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union opposes the sale of this public asset. Liquor distribution is a major source of revenue for the province, said Paul Finch, BCGEU vice-president.

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Employees of the liquor distribution warehouse on Government Street picket Tuesday morning. From left is Gavin Nye, Don Fraser, Monika Loreth, Lisa Laffrenier and Paul Finch, vice president of the BCGEU. Additionally, he argued the cost of the service would rise if it were privatized. The government’s

Teens take restorative route One teen awaits a pre-sentencing report after pleading guilty to a January robbery. Three other youths involved in the Jan. 6 incident are being referred to Oak Bay Restorative Justice. On Jan. 6 just before 9 p.m. three teenagers walking through the Oak Bay High field were accosted and threatened with bear spray by four older teenagers. The foursome took $14 and a cell phone, said police. Four suspects were identified, and at the time of the offence, one was on an undertaking for uttering threats to cause death and mischief. Three of the youth admitted guilt to the Oak Bay police and are being referred to Oak Bay Restorative Justice. The fourth youth, who was on an undertaking was charged with robbery and a breach of undertaking. He plead guilty and is awaiting a pre-sentence report. cvanreeuwyk@ oakbaynews.com

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Labour pains not over yet The provincial government is holding its breath these days, having settled contract negotiations with all but a few public sector unions and stayed the course on net zero. But how long can it keep up this magician’s act? At some point, organized labour, led May the days perhaps by a tag-team of net zero of the B.C. Government be gone soon? and Service Employees Union and B.C. nurses, will stage a mass revolt against the no-raise, cupboard-is-bare philosophy. Some months ago, the province gave public sector employers such as post-secondary institutions the opportunity to receive modest wage increases, if the employer was able to find equivalent savings somewhere else in its operation. But increases in government grants to such bodies in recent years – they’re still playing catch-up from previously slashed funding – have done little more than match increases in operating expenses. Therefore, finding savings has become a little like finding a needle in a haystack. One of the province’s largest unions, the B.C. Government and Services Employees Union, even sought ways to save the government money to cover off modest wage increases for its members. But that doesn’t mean they’re in a conciliatory mood. The BCGEU’s one-day strike this week at the Liquor Distribution Branch in Victoria, held to protest any future privatization of that service, was a minor flexing of its muscle. More telling may have been the union’s stepping away from mediation at the bargaining table with the province last week, stating that no progress had been made in negotiations. They could be the wolf at the door for the lame-duck Liberals. Despite not having gone on a full strike for 20 years, the BCGEU still wields clout, as no one wants government services to shut down. While unions must be reasonable in their wage demands at this time, government needs to begin to offer some modest incentives for the people who work for them. Even if it’s a simple token of their esteem. 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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Developments a good barometer From where I live, the 84-metre politely declined). high crane at the Bayview Large plywood boards surround Promontory cuts through the that long, quiet construction skyline. It’s touted as the site today, the dreams tallest crane in Victoria’s long gone of vineyards history. I can believe it. scattered among gleaming In terms of urban glass towers. Up the road, economic activity, cranes in the Bear Mountain dotting the sky can be properties, the skeletal a big visual indicator of first few floors of the vitality and jobs. The Highlander mark the more cranes, the more spectacular rise and jobs, the more people ungracious fall of Len spend. And eventually Barrie. That project came those buildings translate back to life under new, Edward Hill into more property taxes. far less controversial Writer’s Block I hope the Promontory management. does well, and also Not far off, the Silkwind the upcoming crop of big condo tower in Colwood promised 23 projects: Union, Duet, Era and The storeys with 150 gleaming condos. Sovereign. But even with holes Instead, the city was left with a big in the ground, anyone who has embarrassing hole in the ground, watched development in Victoria and extra engineering work to make over the past few years won’t hold sure the pit didn’t erode from under their breath that all these projects neighbouring townhouses. will finish as planned. Projects well into the In 2008, media were invited to construction phase can also die. I take photos of the first concrete sat through long public meetings, foundation and marvel at the giant as people fretted and worried crane imported from Spain for about traffic that would flood out Robert Quigg’s Capella project. The of Aquattro in Colwood, which was plan was for 650 luxury condos in planned for 585 luxury condo and four towers looming over Victoria townhouse units in 28 buildings. It from Bear Mountain. managed to build one townhouse Overlooking the dusty, but busy row and three condo buildings development site at the time, the before going bankrupt. obvious question was “who will Last year the many empty unsold buy and fill all these condos?” Baby (but still luxury) units were being boomers, I was told, wealthy baby offered for almost half price. boomers from Calgary and Toronto. Baby boomers from across At the height of the hubris, that Canada didn’t empty their life project offered free helicopter savings in Victoria. But the credit rides over the construction site for crunch of the Great Recession potential buyers and the media (I was blamed for leaving more

areas than just the West Shore pockmarked with slow condo sales, idle construction holes and weedy development lots. Recession aside, many developers just read the tea leaves wrong, got greedy and thought Victoria was New York City. Projects that did survive tended to be marketed to people who live here – young families looking for a first home, seniors looking to downsize from a house, or young urbanites who can afford a modest condo. Projects such as Westhills and Kettle Creek Station can keep building through tough times because they offer what people can afford. Big commercial developments like Uptown and the new Capital City Centre say residential units will come when “market conditions” are right. Could be 10 years from now, could be never. Over the years, I’ve become a bit jaded on big developments that promise the world. Few, if any, deliver what they announce in terms of public amenities, and often the time horizons for success are so long that they become perpetual construction zones. If Promontory rises 21 stories into the sight line of my home, and they can sell their units, it will be a good economic indicator for the city. If it doesn’t, we can add it to the long casualty list of developments in Victoria. – Edward Hill is the editor of the Saanich News. editor@saanichnews.com

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OPINION Homophobes still out there, writer says Kermit the Frog told us it’s about it again in 2039.� not that easy being green. Wrong. Do not go there. Well, it’s not that easy being Members of the lesbian, rainbow, either. gay, bisexual and transgender Often, it takes community navigate tremendous courage their way through to be your true self. spent bullet To stand in front of casings every day. the crowd and say Sometimes the “I’m queer and I’m empty shells arrive here.� in the form of words Like now. The spoken or written, barbarians are as was the case in at the gate. They early June when are rattling their homophobic signage sabres of hate and was taped to a Patti Dawn shop-front window intolerance. Swansson They toss spent in Fernwood. And Guest column when vile, venombullet casings at the feet of gay men laced attack verbiage standing outside Paparazzi surfaced on the Internet Nightclub and it is not a and took direct aim at the prank. It is not a bit of fratownership and management boy, spring break-style of Paparazzi. buffoonery. It is an unveiled, Hateful words are no less cold and calculated threat. frightening. No less hurtful. Yet, perhaps in part And no less alarming when because Victoria police Staff they include threats of Sgt. Darren Laur says it is violence and death. something he has “never The sole difference is that seen� in his 27 years of spent bullet casings provide a policing, there appears to more disquieting visual than be a tendency to view it as a words on a piece of paper or fleeting moment of madness. a website. You sit up and take A one-off, if you will. notice of spent bullet casings. Indeed, the News, in an The police are summoned. editorial on June 29, seems Television cameras roll. to suggest as much by telling People are on edge, knowing us they “didn’t see that one there might be a wingnut out incident as proof of a general there who likes to play with lack of intolerance.� They guns. So why trivialize it as went on to advise us that “rare?� “such cases are rare these The soul of the LGBT days, at least those involving community has been police.� vandalized and this incident In other words, “Hey, it is, among other things, a happens once every 27 years. discomforting and disturbing Everyone chill. Let’s talk backdrop to Pride Week,

when the queer-as-folk crowd rally as one for nine days of innocent pomp, pageantry and frolic, that culminates with the annual parade through the streets of downtown Victoria on July 8. It is also another harsh reminder of the reality that the battle for acceptance continues unabated. Again referencing the News’ editorial, it mentions “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.� The very notion that bias and stigma have vanished is a misguided piece of pollyanna. There has been no dispensing of bias and stigma. An easing, yes. A dispensing, no. “No one should kid themselves that there is 100-per-cent acceptance of queers,� says Art Luney, owner of the Castle Video Bar and Nightclub, a gay venue above Paul’s Motor Inn. “There are forces that would like to see our rights diluted. We shouldn’t forget that. The war is not over. Not by a long shot.� Does Victoria offer an LGBT-friendly environment? Absolutely. I can walk our streets unobstructed. I am treated with respect, courtesy and friendship by patrons and staff in shops, banks, markets, medical offices and the mainstream restaurants and pubs I attend. But I still

see the stares. I still hear the whispers. I am forever conscious of the periphery, always on the alert, my built-in radar scanning for the next volley of spent bullet casings to fall at my feet. Or at a gay friend’s feet. And, as sure as the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation, it will happen. Which is why we have Paparazzi, the Castle and The Ledge, the three main LGBT sanctuaries in town. It’s why we have Pride Week with its fabulous fixings. This is an opportunity to celebrate Canadian freedoms, not just for the LGBT community, but for its many allies as well. We all can take pride in a country that is a world leader in LGBT rights. A country secure enough in its own skin that it is sending a gay man, Mark Tewksbury, to London as chef de mission for the 300-plus Canadian contingent at the Olympic Games later this month and into August. Most of all, it’s a time to take pride in one’s true self. To flex one’s amour propre. Three distasteful incidents in one month tell us that the homophobes are on manoeuvres and that victory over the beast is not at hand. We can always hope, however, that it’s somewhere over the rainbow. Patti Dawn Swanson is a former Black Press reporter who underwent gender reassignment surgery in November 2009.

LETTERS King-like powers set bad precedent Re: Democracy wilting in Ottawa (Our View, June 15), Chipping away at democracy (Erin McCracken, June 8) Having voted Conservative since Diefenbaker trounced the Liberal Party in 1958, I was pleased to see Harper finally achieve a comfortable majority in Parliament. That said, with a clear election outcome of what now amounts to a two-party system of the left versus the right, the prime minister, any prime minister, continues to have the potential of acting as a law onto himself, with the dictates of caucus solidarity suffocating the regional voices of individual MPs by rigid party discipline. Teetering, as we have been since Confederation, on the very brink of democracy, the centralization of power in the Prime Minister’s Office

(PMO) has effectively hollowed Parliament’s role. No lasting progress will have been made to correct the country’s “democracy deficit,� and chart a course toward the restoration of public trust, without a truly democratic separation of powers into a functional system of political checks and balances. They would be constituted by three independent branches: a legislative branch to make laws, an executive branch to enforce and carry out the laws and a judicial branch to interpret the laws. When shaping their own constitutional concept of government in 1776, the guiding principle for America’s revolutionary founding fathers was that there should never be another “king� (i.e. a branch of government wielding the power of a king).

By contrast, having failed to provide a functional system of political checks and balances, Canada’s cloned copy of the British parliamentary system left us constitutionally and democratically constipated. Unless there is a truly democratic separation of the executive branch (the PMO) and legislative branch (Parliament), any Canadian prime minister of whatever political stripe will be able to act like a king, wielding autocratic powers (1) over an unelected Senate, (2) over an appointed Supreme Court, (3) over the legislative process of Parliament and, last but not least, (4) over whomever gets to be governor general. But, perish the thought, such constitutional separation would get us dangerously close to going down that dreaded republican road. E.W. Bopp Tsawwassen

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Victoria police traffic constables Neil Lundin, left, and Jason Ince pour out alcohol confiscated from people riding the bus on Canada Day. A group of officers were stationed at the corner of Douglas and Princess streets, searching every bus heading south along the corridor. rowdiness was stamped out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought there was great co-operation between the police, the city and B.C. Transit,â&#x20AC;? Burton said. Victoria police Const. Mike Russell also credited the decrease in Canada Day incidents to this team approach, â&#x20AC;&#x153;... and everyone really pushing for the same thing, to maintain it as a family

friendly event.â&#x20AC;? B.C. Transit faced fewer alcoholrelated reported infractions on its buses this year. About 100 containers of alcohol were seized and dumped on July 1, in keeping with B.C. Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-day alcohol ban on buses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year there were about 300 (seized bottles) at one (bus) stop,â&#x20AC;? Burton said, adding that 60 people

opted not to show authorities the contents of their bags this year. The regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Integrated Road Safety Unit also saw a decline in the number of drunk drivers nabbed at checkpoints on July 1. Three drivers who were checked were issued 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions for impaired driving. Two people were arrested for drug possession and many more motorists were handed traffic tickets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that these numbers are so low is a great sign that people are finally getting the message that impaired driving is not tolerated in our communities,â&#x20AC;? said IRSU acting Sgt. Graeme LeBlanc. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Tsunami debris adds concern Continued from Page A1

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power, water and food, “things some ways around it and that’s you can mitigate,” why it’s good to the skipper said. be in this group. “You can’t mitigate … There’s a good for the weather.” chance we may The Victoria to Though you are see these things Maui International allowed to use the and be able to Yacht Race, first “mechanical sail” report it.” contested in 1968, is or motor on occaSearch Facethe pinnacle of sion he noted. book for Oak Bay Pacific Northwest Tsunami debris Sailing School to ocean racing. It runs provides a new tanfollow the crew’s every two years. gle on the minds views during of the eight sailors the race. Follow aboard Big Ben. all the action at “It’s a big concern,” vicmaui.org. McLauchlan said. “We’ve got cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Recreation Oak Bay scored three firsts in the recent Best of the City Awards voted on by Black Press community news readers across Greater Victoria. It topped the polls to earn Best Recreation Centre, Best 9 hole or Par 3 Golf Course (Henderson Park Par 3) and Best Romantic Beach (Willows Beach) among its awards. Local businesses hitting top three awards include Oak Bay Bicycles, Abstract Developments, Dig This, White Heather Tea Room, Victoria Golf Course, Oak Bay Cobbler and Pure Vanilla Bakery and Café. Visit oakbaynews.com and click on eEditions to read the Best of the City online.

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Karaoke enthusiasts are invited to hit the judges with their best shot, for a chance to sing along to the hits at the July 18 Chinatown Night Market. “The (organizing) committee got together thinking of great Asianthemed activities and of course, karaoke was the first thing that came up,” said Tony Joe, co-chair of the market committee. Joe insisted that he doesn’t sing karaoke. “Not at all. (I’m) tone deaf.” So far, there have been two audition nights. At the last one, held at Sopranos Karaoke and Sports Bar on Caledonia Street, staff filmed contestants. The videos will eventually be uploaded to a YouTube channel designated for the market. “We were amazed at the number of entries that came in,” said Joe, adding more audition nights may be planned before the finale. People don’t have to attend an audition night to enter. YouTube karaoke videos can be submitted via an application form on the market’s website at www. chinatownnightmarket. ca. A panel of judges will select 10 finalists to perform at the July 18 market, the theme for which is Festival of Karaoke Stars. Prizes for the winner that night haven’t been finalized, but first- and second-place finishers will be invited to sing at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in August. For more information on the contest or the market, visit their website. Other market dates this summer are Aug. 22, celebrating the Festival of the Sevens, and Sept. 15, featuring the autumnthemed Moon Pies and Lanterns. rholmen@vicnews.com

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Victoria gains international recognition for ska scene Ska Fest still going strong 13 years in Natalie North News staff

Victoria is known for its connection to the queen’s country, but at home many locals aren’t aware of our international reputation in a community borne from Caribbean culture. Next to the cherry red double decker tour buses winding through local roadways, two brightly-painted Ska Fest vans hint at Victoria’s bond with ska – the precursor to rocksteady and reggae that originated in Jamaica in the 1950s and influence on popular music today. July 10 to 14, the Victoria B.C. Ska Society presents the 13th annual Ska Festival – an event that forged ties between lovers of the genre in Victoria with their counterparts around the world in Latin America, Europe and the U.S. “It has really connected us with a lot of people and brought us close to cultures outside of our own,” said Dane Roberts, founder of the festival and artistic director of the Victoria B.C. Ska Society, who has picked up basic Spanish skills through his role. “This music is giving us connections with all these cultures abroad.” Roberts, a Mount Douglas secondary school grad, orchestrated the first Ska Festival for his final work term project as a student

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Ska Society artistic director Dane Roberts in front of Babe, the newly painted Ska Fest van, on loan from local ska group Rocky Mountain Rebel Music. In the background are society members Nev Gibson, Darcy Douglas, D'arcy Briggs, Amy Chase, Christina Cheply, Sara Peeling, Anne-Marie Gosselin, Eric Wickman, Sean Edwards and Mike Vasilev. of leisure studies administration at Dalhousie University in Halifax. It began during the height of third wave ska and put Victoria on the map as a hub for artists of the genre. The society’s efforts were buoyed by the rise of social networking via Myspace. “It was huge. All of a sudden it exposed us to other bands from other countries that had the same passion and taste for the music and we were surprised how many of them were interested in coming here despite the fact that we weren’t a big budget festival.” Venetian Califfo de Luxe was one of the first

international acts to support the event. That same year bands also came from Germany and Jamaica. Musicians continued to join the festival from the United States, Mexico, Columbia and Europe, often for little reward outside of a place to stay, and the experience. Local five-piece fave Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra started covering festival headliners Toots and the Maytals and were given an early break by Roberts, who scheduled them to play a Ska Fest after party in 2006. Now touring on the eve of a full-length studio

album release this fall, Tequila Mockingbird returns to join the lineup along with the legends. “There’s a lot of support from the festival and from (Roberts) as a person to the local music scene. And you get a lot of diverse groups from Victoria playing alongside the world’s best ska bands,” said Peter Mynett, vocalist and stand up bass player for the band. “Victoria has really seen us grow up.” Support for the festival has come from all levels, from a reinstated B.C. gaming grant to the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, which in 2010 flew Roberts to Columbia to participate in the Invest and Inspire music conference, where he met musicians that later made the Ska Fest lineup. “I think it’s about sharing. People want to share their culture, their message, their experience,” Roberts said. “I don’t know of any ska scene that’s as strong as ours anywhere throughout Canada. It is quite a phenomenon.” Last year Ska Fest drew 10,000 people to a mix of all ages, free and ticketed club shows across town. With headliners that also include Katchafire, The Pietasters, Leroy “Heptone” Sibbles and Adham Shaikh on the bill, as well as three free shows downtown, workshops and art from The Rocksteady Collective, that number is likely to grow. “It’s not the biggest festival, but it’s big enough for us and it’s fun,” Roberts added. For full details, visit VictoriaSkaFest.ca. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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Smile for Lyle While music should be open for interpretation by the listener, Lyle Lovett’s 2007 album, It’s Not Big It’s Large, suggests notions of mortality, loss and the fluidity of time. It’s Not Big It’s Large opens with a swing fanfare out of Count Basie and then gets serious fast. The African-American voices that accompany Lovett on I Will Rise Up evoke America’s conscience, demanding a better future while acknowledging a troubled history. For the last few years Lovett has been alternating tours with his own band with songwriter circles when he performs with John Hiatt, and fellow Texans Guy Clark and Joe Ely. “It’s always fun and inspiring to get to hang out Michael Wilson photo with people you respect and admire, as I do these Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Band perform three,” Lovett says. “Some- at the Royal Theatre on July 11. times touring can be an isolating experience. Being able to talk after a show, as we’re includes the standout cover of John rolling down the road, is a similar Grimaudo and Saylor White’s Dress experience to going out to the local of Laces and Lovett original The Girl breakfast joint after a gig in the early with the Holiday Smile. The album days.” peaked at No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard Lovett has recorded 14 albums Top Country Albums. and released 22 singles, including his An evening with Lyle Lovett and highest entry, the number 10 chart his Acoustic Band is on July 11 at hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St. Songs chart, Cowboy Man. Tickets are available at the McPherIn 2009 Lovett released Natu- son box office, by phone at 250-386ral Forces, which was followed by 6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca. Release Me in early 2012, which llavin@vicnews.com

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team road racer, and close friend of Hesjedal’s. “Ryder’s looking really good, and though it’s early still, it’s important that he’s avoided Travis Paterson some of the carnage in the first few stages.” News staff Hesjedal’s also been able to conserve energy ahead of the treacherous hill climbs Ryder Hesjedal is doing it quietly, and that make-and-break Tour competitors. avoiding the crashes. “Ryder made it into the lead group (on The West Shore native has executed a Stage 3), and never did you see his nose in solid first four stages of cycling on the Tour the wind, he just got sucked along (in the de France and is just 18 seconds back of yel- slipstream),” McGrath said. “He’s played a low jersey holder Fabian Cancellara, tied for great tactical game.” eighth overall. Going ahead, the stratCrashes plagued Stage 3 on Tuesegy for Garmin is to pro“(Ryder’s) day, thoroughly testing the resolve of tect Hesjedal and keep Hesjedal’s team Garmin-Sharp-Barra- avoided the him within striking discuda. While the pile-ups took down carnage in the tance of the leaders. many of his teammates, the man from “When they’re in the the West Shore narrowly escaped them, first few stages.” mountains, Christian including the crash in the final stretch – Seamus McGrath Vande Velde, Tom Danielof Wednesday’s Stage 4. son and Robbie Hunter “We had four guys go down (on Tuesday),” will be invaluable to set the pace and help Garmin manager Jon Vaughters told Bicy- bring back breakaways from dangerous ridcling.com. “Basically, we didn’t have a par- ers,” McGrath explained. ticularly good day. By default ... the team’s The trio of elite cyclists, all of whom are focus is going to have to be on the tall Cana- capable of finishing top-10 on the Tour, will dian.” stay near the front of the peloton to catch It’s not ideal for Garmin, the defending breakaways involving any cyclists near or team champions from 2011, which came in ahead of Hesjedal in the overall classificawith a number of loose objectives. tion. But it’s incredibly exciting for the fans of Looking ahead, the Tour’s Stage 7 on SatHesjedal, winner of the Giro d’Italia in May. urday has several steep climbs along the “It’s so complex, there’s so much going on 199-km route, ending with a six-kilometre, at any given time,” said Seamus McGrath, a Cat. 1 (Cat. 4 being the easiest) hill. West Shore resident and a former national sports@vicnews.com

UVic home to rugby’s Olympic showcase Organizers nurturing international 7s tourney Travis Paterson News staff

As the world casts its eyes on London, the road to the 2016 Olympic rugby pitch is underway. Former national player Shane Thompson was among a handful of the most prominent figures from Canada’s international rugby sevens community at the June 26 announcement of the Victoria International 7s Rugby tournament for July 13 and 14. This year’s tournament moves from UVic’s Wallace Field into the grand theatre of Centennial Stadium. It’s part of the Victoria 7s steady growth towards its goal of becoming a freestanding rugby festival, the type of which Canada has never seen, said co-organizer Doug Tate, coach of the UVic Vikes rugby team. This year’s elite men’s lineup has eight teams, including the Canadian and U.S.A. national development teams, the Cayman Islands national team, a B.C. provincial team, the Island’s Crimson Tide representative team and the North American sevens champions Old Puget Sound Beach. There’s also an elite women’s tier and an international under-18 boys division. “We’ve got national players in the women’s tier, and several youth divisions, girls and boys, so we’re happy with the way it’s going,” Tate said. Perhaps the tournament’s biggest asset, next to being an international-level tournament at

Despite not joining until 23, Thompson was one of Canada’s most dominant stars on the International Rugby Board sevens series. Because of rugby, the Ontario native is sprouting deep roots in Victoria. Other sevens stars, such as captain Phil Mack, Sharon Tiffin/News staff Nathan Hirayama Phil Mack dives in celebration as he scores an insurance try to help the and Sean Duke, Canadian Maple Leaf’s defeat Fiji at the inaugural Victoria International make up the core 7s in 2011. Mack is recovering from injury and will help coach Team B.C. of the current next week. national team and play their club home in B.C., is the awareness it brings to the rugby for the UVic Vikes. The Victoria 7s is a rare youth game, namely, drawing out future Olympiopportunity to see them play at the international ans. level on home soil. Thompson once coached the national sev“The thing about all our sevens players is ens team along with Tate, and is at the helm of they’ve come into the program with little prethe B.C. Elite Youth Sevens program. When it vious experience, mostly from high school,” started early last year, it targeted the 1994-born Thompson said. “Already we’re seeing a real age group, specifically because they’ll be in their understanding of the game from our youth.” prime when rugby debuts at the 2016 Summer This year Canada won a qualifying tournament Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. in Hong Kong for the right to gain core status on “Twenty-two, 23 years old is a prime age for the IRB series for 2012-13. sevens players,” Thompson said. “Some of these “It means we’ll be playing 12 tournaments, and under-18 players already have more sevens expe- we’ll need 30 to 35 high calibre players to draw rience than I did after a few years playing interon if we’re going to be successful,” Tate said. national.” sports@vicnews.com

Ryder Hesjedal on Stage 2 of the Tour de France, from Vise’ to Tournai in Belgium. Hesjedal finished the sprinter’s stage in 49th, but was part of the lead group and lost no time. Casey B. Gibson/TeamGarmin-Sharp-Barracuda

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Elk Lake hosts rowing champs The B.C. Championships and Challenge West Rowing Regatta is at Elk Lake this weekend, July 6 to 8. The Victoria City Rowing Club is organizaing the event with more than 600 athletes from Canada and the U.S.A. competing in 75 different rowing events. Racing starts at 2 p.m. today (July 6), and at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be info for VCRC’s learnto-row programs.

Shamrocks seek revenge Friday The Victoria Shamrocks are home to the first place Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse league, 7:45 p.m. tonight at Bear Mountain Arena. The Thunder beat the Shamrocks 9-6 last Saturday.


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Olympic dream playing out Seed was planted to try for Olympics

Olympic team,” Obee explained. “I actually went back to school in the fall, but I kept thinking about it and it just seemed so much more exciting to come back and try for the Olympics. I just couldn’t let that opportunity go by without taking it.” Obee returned to Victoria in January and says she is very thankful that she is so close to Elk Lake. “I’m really lucky there’s a training centre here and that I live here so close by. Otherwise, I would have had to go to Ontario to train, whereas here I was able to just to come back home and settle in.” Obee says the excitement of the Olympics hasn’t fully hit her yet because she’s so focused on training and preparing for London. “I’m more just in the moment and getting prepared for what we have to do to get our boat the fastest it can be.” The lightweight women’s doubles will race on July 28, 30 and Aug. 1.

Devon MacKenzie News staff

The Peninsula will have ties to the summer Olympics this year as Stelly’s secondary school grad Patricia Obee heads to London with Rowing Canada’s Olympic team. Obee, who was officially announced to the team on June 28, began her rowing career as a Grade 12 student at Stelly’s. “Before that, I used to ride horses competitively, but when I started with the school (team) I liked it right away.” Now 20, Obee is part of the women’s lightweight double scull with Saanichite Lindsay Jennerich, 29. Jennerich was headed to the games with longtime training partner Tracy Cameron, but injuries and frustration between her and Jennerich preceded Cameron’s unexpected retirement on June 8. Obee was set to be the boat’s

Patricia Obee alternate until that point. At Stelly’s, Obee quickly excelled in the sport and was offered a scholarship to Oregon State University. She attended the school for a year, but soon felt the pull back to Peninsula as the Olympic training season neared. “The seed was planted in my head by people who kept dropping hints about considering coming back here to try for the

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LANGFORD- 3013 Cressida Cres, Sat, July 7, 8am-? 20 years of miscellaneous items. All must go! SAANICHTON: 8026 E. Saanich Rd., Sat, July 7, 9am3pm. Estate/Garage Sale. Vintage costume Jewelry, collectibles, furniture, carpets, records, rototiller, canning jars, baby items and much more.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FRIENDLY FRANK

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

TOWNHOUSES

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

CARS

2 KILTS, size 14, in good shape, $75 (both). Call (250)479-0112. BERNARDIN 10, 250 ml jars, 8 white jar lids, $5. Call (250)383-4578.

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

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

LANGFORD, LARGE 1 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1 level new Townhouse, lrg patio, $995 mo, Aug 1st, pets cons. (778)433-1618.

FREEZER, $20 obo. (250)656-1673 mornings only.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

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.

JUTE RUG, 4’ x 6’, woven from hand spun fibers, $40. Call (250)721-9271.

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

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.

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

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

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.

HOMES WANTED

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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

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

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.

Commercial Wave Vibration Machine. Clinically proven effective for building bone density, muscle mass & balance. Great for a spa or gym. (250)287-2009.

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

TRANSPORTATION

WE BUY HOUSES

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.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

1999 MERCEDES BENZ C230, 4 doors, white, very good cond, maintenance and service records. Senior driven. $5600 obo. (250)658-5055.

WANTED TO RENT

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.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1700 mo. Avail Aug 1. Call 250-217-4060.

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

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

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

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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

LOTS 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

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

HOMES FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM house for rent, located in Arnsville Trailer Park, Parksville. Small dogs allowed. Available Aug 1st. $800/month. 250-954-9547

SHARED ACCOMMODATION GOLDSTREAM AREA1400sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hi-def TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray, 778-433-9556. LANGFORD, FURNISHED large rm, tv, internet, utils incl, $550, Aug. 1. 250-883-0157.

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

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

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

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MOTORCYCLES

BRENTWOOD: COUNTRY setting 1 bdrm, 1000 sq ft, NS/NP. $1300. (250)213-2989

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ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

LANGFORD: 2-BDRM. W/D, F/P, N/S, cat OK. $1000 inclds utils. Call (250)220-5907.

HONDA SCOOTER 150CC, 2-seater. $500. obo. Gorge/Tillicum. Pls call (250)884-2090.

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2003 BUICK RENDEZVOUS

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

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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

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: 2004 VW TOUAREG. Beautiful vehicle, well maintained. Only 135,000 km, economical, spirited V6 engine, all wheel drive and tow hitch with electric brakes. Unique 6 spd Tiptronic auto transmission. Well equipped interior, rear mounted CD changer. $15,900, 250658-1123 mjmarshall@telus.net

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

SUITES, UPPER

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

BACHELOR suites available located at Arnsville, includes hydro, cable and internet. $500 per month 250-954-9547

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in

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

CARS

1-800-910-6402

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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.

BRENTWOOD, LARGE studio country setting, furn’d, $750 mo, N/S, N/P, 250-213-2989.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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).

AUTO SERVICES

all conditions in all locations

250-885-1427 Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!

$50-$1000 CASH

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ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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.

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

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

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

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

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

CARPET INSTALLATION

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

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

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

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

250-216-9476 FROM the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups, accepting clients.

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

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FURNITURE REFINISHING

GARDENING

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MOVING & STORAGE

PLUMBING

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

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

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-216-8997.

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.

DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall. WESTSHORE/GYPSUM. Your one stop Drywall shop. Any questions give is a call. (250)391-4744 (250)881-4145

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. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858.

FENCING

GARDENING 10% OFF. Mowing, Power Raking, 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.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

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

HANDYPERSONS

INSULATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. EWING’S MOVING & Hauling. Apartment & Condo relocation specialist. $80/hr. Call Dave at 250-857-2864.

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

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

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

✭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.

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

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

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

PAINTING 217-9580 ENIGMA PAINTING Renos, commercial, residential Professional Friendly Service.

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. 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

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

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BIG BEAR Painting. Free Est. Senior discounts. Quality work. Call Barry 250-896-6071 BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your painting needs. (250)818-7443

SAFEWAY PAINTING

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

Peacock Painting

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

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

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

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

STEREO/TV/DVD WANTED: DVD PLAYER (inexpensive) for a single parent. Call 250-514-6688.

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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BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Power Washing, Gutters. 25 yrs. 250-884-7066, 381-7127.

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

DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

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

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

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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

2-1020 Queens, $299,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney,250-384-8124

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941 Easter, $629,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney,250-384-8124

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6-3968 Cedar Hill, $349,900 pg. 30

205-445 Cook St, $259,900 pg. 11

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203-1041 Rockland Ave, $264,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Geoff McLean, 250-744-3301

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1-225 Vancouver, $524,000

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

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Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

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

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Friday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jackie Ngai 250 477-5353

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

pg. 6

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

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301-380 Waterfront, $529,900 pg. 31

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

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409-2747 Quadra, $229,000 pg. 31

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

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Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

Saturday 10-12 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Sonya Stewart, 250-516-5008

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

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

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402-288 Eltham, $387,900 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

107-3048 Washington, $389,900

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401-1146 View St. 1606 Belmont Ave

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

404-520 Foster, $239,000 pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

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Saturday 10-12 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

623 Manchester, $474,500

1250 Craigflower, $427,500

820 Kincaid Pl., $599,900

Saturday 12-1:30 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

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

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

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

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

pg. 20

21-4120 Interurban, $379,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

pg. 6

44-530 Marsett, $564,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-744-3301

pg. 6

102-2380 Brethour Ave, $349,000 pg. 11

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

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

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

Saturday 12-2 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114

pg. 20

204-2360 James White, $249,000 pg. 1

pg. 16

pg. 18

pg. 3

Saturday 10-12 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

pg. 20

9708 Fifth St, $641,900 Open House/Hard Hat Tour by appt only Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 21

5-2323 Harbour, $685,000 Saturday 2:30-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 27

1757 Fairfax, $738,800 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

pg. 21

10314 Gabriola Pl, $509,900 Sunday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124

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

pg. 17

6310 Marie Meadows Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-478-9600

4055 Wilkinson, $549,000 Saturday 2:30-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty John Byrne, 250-479-3333

pg. 29

pg. 19

1182 Damelart Way, $518,800 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

9-520 Marsett, $577,000 pg. 11

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

pg. 21

pg. 20

10176 Tsaykum, $569,000

107-1870 McKenzie, $

202-647 Michigan, $184,900 pg. 34

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

36 Maddock W, $479,000

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

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

pg. 19

pg. 26

3437 Maplewood, $519,900

20-1473 Garnet

485 Constance Ave, $699,900

pg. 12

pg. 5

4273 Houlihan, $1,148,888

1552 Oak Crest Drive, $549,000

325 Moss, $728,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 11

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford, 250-889-8200

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

pg. 10

4188 Clinton, $569,500 pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

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

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

205-1571 Mortimer, $229,500 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

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

3880 Mildred, $649,000

Sunday 12-2 The Condo Group, Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

309-1618 North Dairy, $349,000

pg. 34

805 Dereen, $995,000

150-4488 Chatterton Way, $429,000

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

pg. 3

3973 Carey Rd, $578,900 pg. 15

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900

4324 Ramsay Pl pg. 14

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

404-2900 Orillia, $249,500 pg. 18

743 Chesterlea, $550,000

7-126 Hallowell, $419,900 Sunday 11-12:30 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Elfie Jeeves 250 477-7291

pg. 20

111-2931 Shelbourne, $305,900 pg. 34

6-1880 Laval Ave, $599,500 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 18

3941 Crocus, $765,000

3942 Aspen, $795,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-744-3301

5460 Old West Saanich, $1,134,000

217-1680 Poplar Ave, $229,900

303-1505 Church, $189,000

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $469,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

pg. 26

1590 Howroyd, $566,900

pg. 11

pg. 3

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

205-1870 McKenzie Ave

2112 Pentland, $898,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 19

1912 Woodley Rd., $1,119,500

3000 Uplands, $1,595,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

3-828 Rupert Terrace

211-545 Manchester, $189,900

pg. 17

3000 Uplands, $1,095,000

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

pg. 19

4379 Elnido

916 Leslie, $524,900

302-2100 Granite, $329,900

117 St Lawrence, $598,000 Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 13

1654 Hampshire, $660,000

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

441 Stannard, $749,900

pg. 28

110-1505 Church Ave, $227,900

2625 Orchard Ave, $734,900

Saturday 2-4 Suzy Hahn Ocean City Realty 250 381-7899

451 Chester, $599,900

pg. 13

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

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124

pg. 11

3837 Wilkinson, $469,900

1756 Midgard, $599,000

4008 Bow Rd, $759,000

3392 Cardiff

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

3456 Carter Dr, $744,000

pg. 18

3496 Plymouth, $749,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Fraser 250 360-4821

101-75 Songhees, $690,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Bob Wheaton, 250-384-8124

3170 Mars St, $599,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

pg. 36

pg. 30

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tim McNaughton, 250-896-0600

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

1050 Pentrelew, $668,000

pg. 15

1220 Alturas, $725,000

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

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

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

403-1571 Mortimer, $264,500

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd Ron Fedosenko 250 391-1893

Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden 250 589-0248

102-3180 Albina, $224,900

4029 Providence, $924,888

113-689 Bay St, $224,900

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

312-1870 McKenzie, $230,000

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

106-1505 Church, $184,000

pg. 9

720 Tiswilde, $$539,000

Saturday 10-12 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden 250 589-0248

pg. 7

3232 Cook, $525,000

304-1121 Oscar St, 359,900 Open Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd John Almond 250 384-8124

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

pg. 6

619 Lampson, $399,000

12-1880 Chandler, $649,000

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

14-60 Dallas Rd., $564,000 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

107-75 Songhees, $798,000

Saturday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 34

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

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

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

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

Sunday 1-3 & Tuesday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

1712 Hollywood, $749,900 Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Lisa Nohr 250-882-0729

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dallas Chapple 250 744-3301

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900

1018 Joan Cres, $925,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Dave Bhandar, 250-857-4223

4106 Cedar Hill, $789,900

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

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

102-165 Kimta, $750,000

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

934 Craigflower, $379,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Karin Barlow 250-385-2033

336 Stannard, $799,000

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

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

1752 Lee

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Larry Lineham, 250-661-7809

407-1009 McKenzie, $229,000

101-66 Songhees, $569,900

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

206-1610 Jubilee, 244,900

405-1035 Southgate pg. 31

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the July 5 - 11 edition of

2941 Cedar Hill Rd, $495,000

901-250 Douglas St, $279,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Kami Norman, 250-477-5353

Published Every Thursday

1181 Roy Road, $414,900 pg. 36

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

304-4535 Viewmont, $234,900 pg. 19

Saturday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911 pg. 20

pg. 27

8843 Langara Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000

pg. 21


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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the July 5 - 11 edition of

7161 West Saanich Rd, $299,900

205-2311 Mills Rd, $249,000

4980 Deer Park, $1,099,000

549 Delora Dr, $564,900

662 Goldstream Ave., $254,900

Thursday-Monday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

Saturday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Linda Egan, 250 656-4626

Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen, 250-858-0424

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

pg. 20

B-10470 Resthaven Dr, $527,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

pg. 20

pg. 21

8541 Bexley, $548,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

pg. 29

1616 Millstream, $778,800

2550 Crystalview, $599,000

2-433 Prospector, $629,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

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

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

pg. 22

pg. 23

Westhills, $399,900

1677 Texada Terr, $829,000

Saturday 1-3 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

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

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

104-10110 Fifth St, $209,900

648 Lands End Rd, $1,229,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 3

322 Greenmansions, $629,900 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 26

73-1255 Wain Road Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131

30-630 Brookside Rd, $564,900

2139-2600 Ferguson, $289,000

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

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

pg. 27

202-2050 White Birch, $229,900 Sunday 1-3 Jonesco Real Estate Roger Jones 250 361-9838

9336 Maryland, $384,500 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Giovanna Balaiban, 250-477-5353

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

633 Granrose Terr, $674,900

3072 Mallard, $585,000

543 Westwind Dr, $474,800 pg. 27

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

620 Treanor Rd, $409,900

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

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

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

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

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

201-2829 Peatt Rd, $219,900

16-2319 Chilco, $449,900

pg. 31

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

pg. 8

pg. 23

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

pg. 3

pg. 23

Sunday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

963 McCallum, $449,000 pg. 26

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

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

pg. 29

pg. 6

2340 Otter Point, $299,900 pg. 11

727 Grousewood, $674,900

529 Atkins, $479,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 5

473 Carson, $438,888

1024 Brown, $389,900

2280 Aldeane, $534,900

101-954 Walfred, $407,000 pg. 26

pg. 10 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 22

pg. 23

pg. 9

119-2733 Peatt Rd, $339,900

pg. 21

15-2070 Amelia Ave, $219,900 pg. 21

pg. 23

pg. 23

Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

pg. 24


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