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Playground for speeding tickets Langford’s long-range plan includes closing highway exit onto Goldstream Avenue

Festival turns 10 Charla Huber News staff

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West Shore RCMP officers were out last Thursday (July 12) enforcing an often ignored playground zone near Shelby Place and Goldstream Avenue. “This is a real hot spot,” said Cst. Tad Narraway frustrated that nearly every car who passed him and his speed gun was going faster than the posted limit. One car was even travelling 67 kilometres per hour in the 30km/h zone. “People just aren’t paying attention,” Narraway said. “We aren’t hiding this enforcement.” As the speeding cars approach the officers on the shoulder of the road, many don’t even slow down for portable speed bumps deployed by police. In one hour at the problematic stretch of road, the RCMP handed out 20 tickets, while letting a few people go with warnings. As the RCMP were stopping drivers, a few residents of the quiet Langford neighbourhood approached the officers to thank them for addressing their concerns. “I would like to see the whole area off the highway a 30km/h zone. It’s a huge safety issue,” said long-time resident Greg Craven, adding he’s more than frustrated with people speeding through his neighbourbood. He’s also concerned with large trucks, including loaded logging trucks, that use Goldstream Avenue as a short cut to get to the truck route. “It’s out of control,” said Craven, who says he has signed community petitions and attended council meetings on the matter over the years. “This is a high flow area with young families. It’s also a bit of a blind spot.” Most of the traffic speeding through the area at the north end of Goldstream Avenue is travelling south after exiting off the Trans Canada Highway. The City of Langford will be blocking off the entrance to Goldstream Avenue when the Leigh Road interchange is up and running. Charla Huber/News staff RCMP will continue to enforce speeding in West Shore RCMP Cst. Tad Narrarway watches for speeders in the playground the community as long as it is an issue. zone at Goldstream Avenue and Shelby Place in Langford.

It’s time again for the annual party that is Langford Days. This Saturday, July 21, marks the 10th anniversary of Langford Days, which is now sponsored by Westhills. The day begins with a pancake breakfast, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the West Shore RCMP detachment. All money raised from the breakfast will go towards Tour de Rock. One of the highlights is the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. from City Centre Park on Langford Parkway. The parade travels along Jacklin Road, Goldstream Avenue and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway before finishing on Station Avenue. City Centre Park is hosting a slew of festivities for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits include a blacksmith and an ice carver, as well as other family oriented entertainment. A free children’s train will run in the parking lot, and a Segway track will be set up for anyone who wants to give the personal transports a try, also for free. All of the park’s usual attractions will be open. Regular admission rates apply. In conjunction with Langford Days, a children’s fishing derby is planned. Any freshwater fish caught in the region that day can be brought down to City Centre Park for an official weigh-in by 4 p.m. “They can be caught in any lake,” said Gerry St. Cyr, facility operator at city centre.


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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, July 20, 2012

Blind racer ‘drives by braille’ Charla Huber News staff


hen Randy Wiebe was told he would never get a driver’s licence, he knew that wouldn’t keep him from driving. Being legally blind has stopped him from driving on public streets, but he has spent the past few decades ripping around Western Speedway racing in the demolition derby. When it comes to driving, Wiebe’s jokes: “I drive by braille, if I hit something I just steer the other way.” The first time he ever drove a car was at the speedway in a demo derby race. “I was 18 and I was scared as hell,” Wiebe said. “I lasted a lap and a half and then the car spun out and that was that, but I was hooked.” While his father was never too fond of Wiebe’s passion for speed and destruction, he did get encouragement at home. “My mom was supportive. I could hear her yelling from the stands when I was on the track,” the driver remembers with a huge grin. “That was the coolest thing ever.” Being blind doesn’t mean Wiebe is left fully in the dark, but he does have limitations. “I see at 20 feet what normal people see at 200 feet,” said Wiebe, who was born with the condition. As he’s never had regular vision, it’s difficult for him to describe how he sees the world. However, his doctor explained that it would be akin to “someone who spins around 20 times fast and then tries to focus on a clock.” After every race, his on the visual car does get more and ly challenged banged up. But, after many years, Wiebe has only ever had minor injuries, including broken ribs and broken thumbs. “I have never had a car fire, but I do wear a two-layer fire-proof suit,” Wiebe said. “The suit gives you an extra 30 seconds in a fire. It doesn’t sound long,

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Randy Wiebe checks the carburetor on his boomer car. The 50-year-old has spent much of his life at Western Speedway and is the only legally blind driver on the track. but when you are in a fire that’s a long time.” Now at 50, Wiebe thinks it time to get out of the driver’s seat, but he’ll never give up on his passion for cars. “Oh God, I could quit smoking easier than I could quit racing,” said Wiebe looking at his cigarettes on the table. “The body just doesn’t handle it as it used to.” Instead of driving in the demolition derby, he’s bought a boomer car and found a driver for it. It took Wiebe a year to transform the 1981 Camero into a boomer car. Wiebe oversees the crew in the pit on race nights. Boomer races are always held on the same night as demolition derby. “Some people do drugs to get high, I race cars to get high, it’s such a rush,” Wiebe said.

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A speedway of opportunity Randy Wiebe moved to Langford in 1967. He experienced his first car race at Western Speedway and knew at the ripe age of five, that he too, would drive race cars. When he wasn’t watching cars at the track, he was at home playing with toy cars. While he’s legally blind, he can see the races but, when the cars go towards the back stretch, it gets a bit tougher for him to see Recent demo what’s going on. He always brings car action binoculars with him to the track. at Western “I see kids come in the pit after Speedway. the races looking to get autographs, I see myself doing that 45 years ago,” Wiebe said. He’s been blind since birth and has never let it stop him from from anything he’s wanted to do. “Don’t let it slow you down, everything is possible,” Wiebe said. “I have never taken the easy way out, I have always had a job. I have nothing to complain about.” Over the years, Wiebe has earned more than 40 trophies, the last trophy he won was in September 2010.

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Finding fair sewer fees Municipalities now have to agree on a funding model Daniel Palmer News staff

Local governments in Greater Victoria will soon begin negotiations to fund the $281 million needed to complete the most expensive capital expenditure project in the region’s history. The Capital Regional District’s $782-million secondary sewage treatment program is set to begin development at the beginning of 2013 and will end the dumping of raw sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. To pay for the project, Greater Victoria residents may see an increase in annual prop“Langford will erty taxes between $200 to $500, or a need more capacity jump in water utilas it expands and Oak ity bills, depending on the jurisdiction. Bay will require less The seven affected municipalities will capacity as it deals with need to agree on aging infrastructure a funding model and making it more before work can efficient.” begin. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard said paying for a regional sewage treatment upgrade through property tax increases may be unfair to residents who minimize their wastewater. “If we go to the property tax model, then the University of Victoria and the two Camosun Colleges wouldn’t pay their share,” Leonard said. By linking the increased fee to water utilities, properties with septic systems would also be exempt from paying for sewage services they don’t use, Leonard said. Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen said there are two funding issues. “The question will be how to determine how to apportion the maintenance costs, the day-to-day operation and how to apportion the capital costs – both are very complex,” he said. Oak Bay collects sewage fees based on water consumption, which Jensen asserts is more equitable for property owners. The capital costs however, are much more difficult to apportion. “We’re trying to build a plant that will service the community, not only now, but 20, 30, 40 years in the future. On the horizon is trying to predict what capacity we’ll need. Langford will need more capacity as it expands and Oak Bay will require less capacity as it deals with aging infrastructure and making it more efficient,” he said. Upgrades to sewer infrastructure have been ongoing in south Oak Bay for several years, but in the Uplands area, where one sewer pipe takes both sewage and grey water to the treatment plant, upgrades will not occur for at least a couple of years. “One sewer line takes the rainwater and the sewage, so overtime we’ve got to stop that and as we separate it, we’ll have less liquid to treat,” he said. “As we make it more efficient we’ll need less capacity. We need to find the correct formula for the plant being built.” On Monday, the federal and provincial governments announced $253 million and $248 million,

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• Weight: 177 lbs. • Height: 5’11” • DOB: June 14, 1990

• Weight: 100 lbs. • Height: 5’ • DOB: March 27, 1954


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• Weight: 100 lbs. • Height: 5’ • DOB: Aug. 12, 1985

• Weight: 164 lbs. • Height: 5’11” • DOB: Oct. 9, 1988

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Mark Peter Charles BELL

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• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’6” • DOB: March 23, 1987

• Weight: 205 lbs. • Height: 6’2” • DOB: June 5, 1964

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Paul Stephen WRIGHT

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Camosun College environmental student Nicole Barrette led last week’s oyster count in the Gorge Waterway, and shows off the difference in size between the native Olympia oyster, on the left, and the larger, invasive Japanese oyster.

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Few people likely know the Gorge Waterway is home to a native species of oyster, but the little creature has played a part in delaying the construction of the new Craigflower Bridge. A federal environmental assessment of the bridge replacement project is moving slowly, and even more so since thick oyster beds were found under the bridge. “The oysters are probably the key issue (behind the delay),” said Jim Hemstock, special-projects manager in the Saanich engineering department. Federal law requires that the bridge replacement project results in no net loss of marine habitat. “If we’re disrupting the oysters, then we need to compensate,” Hemstock explained. While Olympia oysters are listed as a species of special concern, they are more abundant in the Gorge than anywhere else on Vancouver Island. The World Fisheries Trust has been monitoring their population since 2009. Last week, researchers collected oysters at three sites for counting and measuring, before returning them to their beds. For the first time, this year the 79-year-old Craigflower Bridge was included in the survey. Investi-

gation revealed that the Olympia oyster population is significantly denser between the wooden pilings than any other oyster bed along the waterway. Areas under the bridge hold 400 oysters per square metre, compared to 250 per square metre elsewhere. The findings have big implications for Saanich and View Royal, which are jointly replacing the bridge. While the environmental mitigation plan has yet to be approved by the federal government, it will likely involve transplanting each oyster, Hemstock said. “It’s going to be very expensive.” World Fisheries Trust has been hired to help design the compensation plan. “The new pilings will be concrete, which oysters like,” said Trust executive director Joachim Carolsfeld. To help oyster larvae settle on the pilings, he recommends texturing the concrete with horizontal ridges. To better predict other factors in the oysters’ survival, he is overseeing related studies in the Gorge. One is looking into the presence of invasive species and their interaction with Olympia oysters. Pending the receipt of a grant, he also plans to look at the movement of oyster larvae. The health of the oyster population is a good barometer of water quality and health of the ecosystem, Carolsfeld said. They’re also important in their own right, he said, as they filter water and provide habitat for other sea life.

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Region braces for the big flush Most cities would celebrate the economic benefits of a fresh influx of capital, such as what happened this week when the provincial and federal governments agreed to fork over $500 million to Greater Victoria. But after Monday’s announcement that Ottawa and the Province of B.C. will fund two-thirds of the $783-million cost of a regional sewage treatment system, it felt more like a day of reckoning. The region’s sewer system users – Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Saanich, View Royal, Colwood and Langford – now must figure out how to extract their share of cash from residents and councils, both of whom are loathe to increase property taxes. Raising $281 million for the construction phase isn’t pocket change. That’s $200 to $500 per household each year until the McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant, a biosolids treatment plant and improvements to sewage infrastructure are complete. Operating costs are estimated at $14 million per year after that. For Victoria residents, it will be interesting to see what the final price tag is for the Blue Bridge. For regional rapid transit, the E&N line is suddenly looking a lot more attractive. After six years and $18 million spent on sewage treatment planning and studies, the region knew this day would come, but decisions on how to divide costs among sewered municipalities, and how to raise those funds in the first place, have remained on the back burner. As dismal as it is to start paying a fat new tax to wring clean the city’s effluent, a few positives can be flushed out, beyond not flushing waste directly into the ocean. For one, the region has the opportunity to employ technologies that extract heat (and energy) from sewage, like many European cities have done for decades. Maximizing resource recovery should be a requirement of the tendering process and not an add-on when the system is done. Recouping costs and easing the taxpayer burden should be priority No. 1. Sewage treatment, too, is an opportunity to examine aging sewer lines in Victoria, Oak Bay and Saanich, some of which have been in service for more than 100 years. The region’s largest-ever infrastructure project has arrived. Start saving your pennies. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette 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

Top 10 reasons to read this Did you happen to note that the dubious honours of most-read Victoria was recently ranked No. 2 story links – while once again, these on Martin Prosperity Institute’s Top so-called stories don’t require any 20 list of most creative actual reading. cities in Canada? I did, The hunger for longer, though I’m not sure why. story-driven articles I’m not sure why the remains, despite our institute gave little old appetite for quick-hit, silly Victoria the penultimate pieces, Leach says. The position – beating out end result: more variety for Vancouver and Montreal, readers. but falling just behind As I write this, Fox Ottawa-Gatineau. News published its Top 10 There was nothing barbecue products. Why for me to read when I Natalie North do I feel as though those was sucked into what producers have likely The N in NEWS I was sure would be a done their due diligence in morning hit of legitimate researching the merits of quasi-news, a first-cup-of-coffee the Pig Tail Food Flippers? infotainment piece on my computer There’s no shame in giving readers screen. the variety they seek. For those who Nope. Just a headline and are on to their second cup of coffee, photo gallery. Nothing against that means sinking into the kind ninasaurusrex’s snapshot of Douglas of well-crafted stories Leach says Street ripped from Flickr, on this have always been the foundation of unnamed news source, but I’ll tell professional writing at UVic. you right now, it wasn’t anywhere “We tend to focus on the near creative enough to replace principles of telling an intelligent, actual words. well-researched, compelling story You won’t find one of those Top at any length,” he says. “You can 10 lists and photo galleries on Black do it at 300 words. You can do it at Press websites, and I’ve been told 30,000.” we have no plans to add them any Thirty thousand? time soon, either. Barring a few holdouts, editors Anyone over the age of 16 may aren’t exactly overwhelmed have noticed that story formats and with pages on which to lay out sizes are changing. these longer literary works. But, David Leach, director of hey, there’s a fire sale on online professional writing and platforms. Sure, monetization the technology and society presents some challenges, but how interdisciplinary minor program many new journalists are losing at the University of Victoria, sleep over it? acknowledges an overall dumbing Leach is right: it’s an interesting down of some online news sources moment for non-fiction, one marked through sensational, pseudo by pervasive celebrity culture and controversy headlines that earn trash news stories at the same time

as the emergence of new products such as the Kindle Single. I’m still hung up on the gimmicky list phenomenon. It’s not because, like others void of a y-chromosome, I find myself resisting daily temptations to read the Top 5 reasons why single women should feel they’re doing something wrong, or because I happened upon the Top 10 warning signs of cancer … in dogs and cats. Or even because I “purposed” upon the 10 best awkward nude scenes on the big screen. Yes. I. Did. CBC’s list of the Top 10 recommendations from the G20 report suggests that any format can be harnessed by the good side and affirms my belief that a solid product can take any form, including the lazy list, and that good writing is often the result of tight restrictions. And was it the great prophet Stephen Colbert who once said: “The more things change, the more they stay the same?” “In some ways we’re returning to partisan journalism where opinions bleed into journalism where they didn’t necessarily before,” Leach says of so-called yellow journalism. “That was there at the birth of journalism.” Disclosure: this column was written by someone with the fifthworst job on the market, if you put any stock into CareerCast’s list of the worst jobs in 2012 – and the journalists who heard the news and ran with it, even if only for a punchline at the end of an opinion column. Natalie North is a reporter with the Saanich News.

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Money for treatment plant not in bank yet Federal cabinet minister James counted as part of the federal Moore came to Victoria last expenditures in British Columbia week to announce the on infrastructure. federal contribution to In other words, the Capital Regional the amount of the District’s proposed contribution will on-land artificial be counted against wastewater treatment any federal money plant. that otherwise The media gave would come to this the announcement province for rapid extensive coverage, as transit, new bridges, it should, but behind convention facilities the hoopla is the and other major nagging question: what capital works. did Moore add to the This is not David Anderson similar promise made additional money. Guest column by Prime Minister If British Columbia Harper a year ago? gets this $253 million, And will the money actually come the province will get $253 million our way? less for other infrastructure Moore was more precise than projects. the prime minister. First, there is But while adding precision, now an upper dollar limit to the Moore laid down conditions. federal taxpayers’ contribution. It Specifically he made it clear that now stands at $253 million, with the project would have to be local taxpayers responsible for approved by the federal Treasury any cost overruns. Board, and that it would be Second, it is clear that this subject to federal environmental contribution to the capital costs assessments. of wastewater treatment will be These conditions seem

reasonable enough, but their effect may yet be road blocks to a federal financial contribution. Consider the requirement for Treasury Board approval. The role of Treasury Board is to ensure “efficiency, effectiveness, and ongoing value for money.” Treasury Board approval will require a detailed cost/benefit analysis of the project, a detailed examination of the disadvantages and advantages of the project and an evaluation of alternative ways of achieving the objectives by some other means – including the existing natural system that is in place today. If Treasury Board does its usual thorough job, the CRD plan is unlikely to pass the test. No detailed cost/benefit analysis for example, has yet been done. If Treasury Board experts do one, the results are unlikely to favour what the CRD is proposing. The second off-ramp that could derail the federal financial contribution is the federal environmental assessment. The

CRD has declared that the current system is detrimental to our local waters and the proposed system will improve the quality of the local marine environment. But the claim is just that, a claim. It has not been supported by independent studies, the majority of which say exactly the opposite. Further, it is contradicted by 10 University of Victoria experts in the fields of oceanography, marine biology and engineering, who took the unusual step of signing a letter pointing out that on balance, there are no net environmental benefits from the proposal. Equally damaging to the CRD case is that six current and former public health officers for the area have publicly pointed out that in their expert judgment, there are, on balance, no net health benefits from the proposal. In fact, since details of the plan have been put forward, it has become clear that the greenhouse gas impact of the proposal is substantial, and other environmental and even health

impacts are more significant than anticipated. Once again, on environmental and health grounds, the current system appears to be substantially superior to what is being proposed, a fact that a serious federal environmental impact assessment will almost certainly demonstrate. Of course, the federal cabinet could change the rules yet again, and provide the money regardless of environmental impact or of a cost/benefit analysis. But don’t count on it. At present, the federal contribution to the CRD’s proposed on-land wastewater treatment system appears a long way from being in the bank. Former Victoria MP David Anderson served for 10 years in the federal cabinet of Jean Chrétien, when he was a member of Treasury Board and the minister responsible for the Environmental Assessment Agency. He was also the minister responsible for the Infrastructure Program in British Columbia.

LETTERS Affluent effluent too rich for Colwood majority It about time Colwood city council takes a courageous stand and protects residents from this sewage treatment funding idiocy initiated by the Friends of Mr Floatie. Currently, the majority of Colwood ratepayers are wholly responsible for our own sewage treatment. We own, operate and maintain highly efficient septic systems, and we’ll do so well into the foreseeable future. Why anyone in their right mind would hold the opinion that septic system owners should face a potentially massive tax increase to support a system that we will never be connected to is staggering. Coun. Judith Cullington says, “(We’ll) look at opportunities for smaller, localized treatment plants and kind of address new development as it comes on board. That’s certainly not a done decision, but that’s certainly what we heard from people.” My question to Cullington, why isn’t this a done decision? Let the sewage system users and future developers pay for any projected increase in capacity. It’s their issue. Their affluent effluent is far too rich for the rest of us. Mike McBride Colwood

Discharging sewage to sea still the CRD’s best option Re: Government funds in, sewage project moving ahead (News, July 18) So the funds have been found to perpetrate the crime. Building a land-based sewage treatment

plant is nothing less, for it uses a law intended to protect the environment to almost certainly do it harm. There is no point in the scientists and medical health officers devoting their lives to science and medicine; more note is taken of economists. Fifty years of research on three continents is being ignored, but it is the trashing of lives that is most sickening. The cost-benefit is being ignored. How many lives could be saved in medicine, or how much benefit could be accrued in education with the use of upwards of a billion dollars? I finish with one of many quotes from my book, Victoria’s Sewage Circus. UK Royal Commission on environmental pollution, 1984: “With well-designed sewage outfalls, we believe that discharge to the sea is not only acceptable, but in cases environmentally preferable.” Nowhere are conditions better than here. Ted Dew-Jones Victoria

Sewage resource recovery cancels out greenhouse gases Re: Victoria braces for the big flush (Our View, July 18) Your view totally misses the most important issue that an additional, landbased sewage treatment plant is just not needed in Victoria. Several scientists are rightfully skeptical that this sewage treatment plant will provide any measurable improvement in the health of Juan de Fuca Strait. Such a land-based plant, besides costing so much to build and operate, is only

attempting resource recovery because a land-based sewage treatment produces thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases and sewage sludge – which is not produced by our current marine-based system. Spending even more taxpayer funds to try to reduce the impact of the greenhouse gases and sludge is just not a sustainable approach, when our marine environment can perform its current ecological service as marine treatment of sewage very adequately. John Newcomb Saanich

Disaster awaits if oil tanker suffers mishap Re: West Coast in capable hands (News, July 11) Our West Coast may be in good hands from the Navy’s perspective, but if a supertanker loaded with the proposed pipelines’ tar sands oil runs aground, the situation will be like a mouse trying to direct a herd of elephants. The only real protection is to see that this insane scheme never happens. Robert McInnes Victoria

Lack of kudos for Clark telling from retiring MLA Re: MLA Murray Coell’s retirement After 16 years of service in the provincial legislature, Murray Coell has decided to retire on his gold-plated pension of approximately $89,000 per year. During his retirement interview, he described his boss, Premier Christy Clark, as a person who is, “full of life and full of

energy and a great campaigner.” I found it unusual that he didn’t feel it was necessary to expand on her leadership qualities and capabilities as leader of the Liberal Party and premier of our province. He probably has his own reasons. Most politicians claim they are retiring so they will be able to spend “more time with their families.” We all know it’s for the “the kids” and for “all the families” in the province, don’t we? Martin Battle Victoria

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That’ll do Sheep dog trials take place this weekend in Metchosin Kyle Wells News staff

The 20th annual Metchosin Sheep Dog Trials are taking place this weekend, July 21 and 22, at the farmland at Taylor and William Head roads. Martha McHardy is organizing the event, which will feature some of the top skilled dogs and handlers from B.C. and Saskatchewan as well as Washington and Oregon in the U.S. McHardy has worked with sheep dogs for about 20 years and has trained and competed with five generations of dogs. She will be competing with three young dogs this weekend (Ken, Rick and Sylvie), as well as organizing the event. The first trials started in Metchosin when McHardy and other local sheep dog handlers wanted to host an event so they could learn techniques from experts taking part. With an excellent flock of sheep available, and some truly picturesque farmland to hold the trials on, McHardy figured Metchosin is a perfect venue. It may look smooth and easy to spectators but when a handler is working with a dog to herd sheep there are many things going on at once. The dog is listening to the handler for instructions, but is also reading the sheep to predict what they will do and using its own intelligence to work with them. The handler knows generally what the dog needs to do but must also trust it to use its own sense to guide the sheep. “When you watch a good team work and the magic between them and their ability to control sheep and make it look easy, the better the run the easier and smoother it will look,” McHardy said. “When you see the subtlety and skill of a really good dog with a really good handler, it’s a real joy to watch it.”

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Border collie sheep dog Sylvie approaches a flock of sheep as she works with her owner Martha McHardy in preparation for the Metchosin Sheep Dog Trials taking place this weekend (July 21 and 22). The best working border collies come from long lines of top quality working dogs. Their intelligence in dealing with the sheep comes from instinct passed down through generations. At times, trainers must work against that instinct, such as when training the dogs to drive sheep away from the handler, rather than towards them. But it is that natural ability that makes a great sheepdog. “We select them to be very astute and observant and responsive, and to have a strong desire within their genetics to want to please you and work with you,” McHardy said. “True there’s training and learning, but there’s no trainer that could substitute for a lack of genetic aptitude in the dog.”

Karen Child of Oregon, another international sheep dog competitor, will be judging the competition. Dogs and handlers start with 100 points on a run and are then docked points throughout for technical errors or imperfect control by the dog. Should the dog nip at a sheep with its teeth the dog is automatically disqualified. Admission to the trials is by donation. Trials take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days, but the more interesting runs for spectators will take place generally between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be a raffle and a poster for sale by local artist Kay Lovett. Awards will be presented both days and overall awards on Sunday afternoon.

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Craigflower Bridge will be well into its 80th year of service when Saanich begins its replacement project, now slated for the summer of 2013. While the original timeline for the joint Saanich-View Royal project was to have work start this summer, municipal engineers were forced to put the project on hold while they awaited federal environmental and archaeological permits. Initially there was talk about construction potentially running from the winter through to spring, but those plans were scrapped due to the holidays. “We heard a lot of feedback from local businesses that the loss of (access during) the Christmas shopping would be devastating,” said Jim Hemstock, Saanich’s manager of transportation. “And it also didn’t give us summer holidays, looking after getting the school kids back and forth. Those two were good reasons to go with the summer schedule.” While Hemstock anticipates the permits will be issued in August, he says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will have the final say on when construction can take place.


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“We’re expecting it to be June 1, 2013. It could be slightly different, but I believe that is going to be the window they’ll give us,” he said. “By June 1 the herring have finished their run and the salmon don’t start until Sept. 15. That’s what drives the window.” Engineers are currently completing the final design of the bridge, and Hemstock says they’ll be pre-qualifying contractors in the fall, to send the project to tender in February. “We’re thinking we’re going to give the folks a long time to work on their bid – hopefully that will lead to better pricing,” he said. The $10.7-million Craigflower Bridge reconstruction project is funded mostly by federal gas tax cash ($10 million). Saanich will cover 60 per cent of the remaining bill, and View Royal will cover the rest. The existing narrow, two-lane bridge is 79 years old. It’s slated to be replaced by a three-lane bridge, complete with bike lanes and wide sidewalks. Saanich will also simultaneously replace



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Opening a digital window into the London Olympics Saanich pair develop kids’ e-book for Games Edward Hill News staff


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The question reads: What year was female wrestling introduced to the Olympic Games? I scratch my head and select “1984” on the iPad. I’m met with the red X of failure. Thankfully, an eight-year-old is nearby to correct me – the answer is 2004. It’s an electronic book written and designed for kids, but apparently adults have plenty to learn from a guide to the 2012 London Olympics. It was created by a Saanich husband and wife team who have crossed the threshold from magazine publishing to a digital-only book designed for the Apple iPad. The interactive, colourful and photoheavy London 2012 Olympics: The Kids' Only Guide allows kids (and adults) to explore Summer Olympic and Paralympic sports, the London venues, trivia and history of the Games using a medium that is becoming more popular and widespread each day. “With the Olympics coming, it seemed like a good fit. We had a good experience writing non-fiction for kids and it seemed like a fun project to do,” said David Garrison, who created the guide with wife Shannon Hunt. “Since we weren’t going to London 2012, (the book) was a way for us to get excited about getting involved,” Hunt said. “It combined our interests and abilities, and we found ourselves at the same time without a job.” Garrison designed the pages and hunted down photographs, while Hunt researched and wrote the e-book over the past few months, which is now sold from the Apple Store through iTunes. The project offered a welcome distraction from the sudden and bitter end to two magazines they created. Until January, the duo had published kids’ science magazines Yes Mag and Know Mag, which had a combined 25,000 circulation, mostly in Canada. Yes Mag launched in 1996 and Know in 2006, and in 2009 Garrison and Hunt sold their Saanich-based publishing company to a Montreal firm, Mad Science Group. Both stayed on as employees.

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Shannon Hunt, left, and David Garrison, right, wrote and designed a London Olympics guidebook for kids, for use on an iPad. They had help from their kids Casey, centre left, and Remy. “The idea was to help us grow and expand. That didn’t happen,” Garrison said. “They decided to close the magazines. It came as a complete surprise.” The pair saw shifting to an e-book as an opportunity to learn a new publishing technology, while gauging the market for youth non-fiction e-books. “Magazines are limited by their pages. This medium allows quizzes, interactive maps of the whole Olympic park,” Hunt said. “The topic lends itself to (the iPad). It’s fluid, there’s lots of movement, which the Olympics is all about.” “It’s hard to get the kids off (the iPad). It’s a good medium for non-fiction,” Garrison agreed. “This book is a bit of an experiment. We have no sense of the market, but e-readers are popular. This feels like there’s a lot of potential.” Their kids, 11-year-old Casey and eight-year-old Remy, were key as a focus group and picture illustrators.

Both appear in the book, most notably Casey with champion triathlete Simon Whitfield – “fingers crossed for Simon,” Hunt noted. “We’re big Simon fans.” “Our kids helped in the initial stages on how we approached the book. We asked them ‘What would you like to see?’” Hunt said. “They liked pin trading, they wanted to know about specific athletic venues and how to plan such a huge event.” “The most time consuming aspect was researching photographs and contacting photographers,” Garrison said. “Most photographers permitted us to use their photos, many for free. A lot thought it was a great project and were happy to let us use them.” Search for London 2012 Olympics: The Kids' Only Guide in the Apple Store through iTunes. Or see

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Vancouver Island Trails and Information Society president, Eric Burkle holds the new Hiking Trails book on the boardwalk at Swan Lake.

Hiking guides going strong after 40 years Natalie North News staff

What began as a 32-page booklet typed on a manual typewriter and illustrated by hand has evolved into a series of books that have sold more than 100,000 copies and continue to fund environmental initiatives. In October 1972, the non-profit Vancouver Island Trails Information Society sold their first hiking guide, Hiking Trails I: Victoria and Vicinity, for $1 per booklet. It was reprinted by Christmas, setting sales records at downtown Victoria’s Eatons. Over the last 40 years the nonprofit society has sold more than 100,000 copies with proceeds supporting trail creation, maintenance, mapping and other environmental initiatives through organizations such as the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary and The Vancouver Island Spine Association. The society also provides scholarships to four post secondary institutions. To stay current for younger readers after 32 print editions, this year

the society will become the first in Western Canada to publish e-versions of their hiking guides. While the Capital Regional District has a very good trail system, there is room for some small improvements locally, said Eric Burkle, president of the society, which was first founded by members of the Outdoor Club of Victoria. New trails are in the works near the Sooke Potholes area. “The concern has been access to existing trails,” Burkle noted. “We’ve lost access, because the timber companies have become concerned with liabilities. Specifically, within the Cowichan Valley.” The hiking guides cover the Greater Victoria area, south central Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and northern Vancouver Island and are available in most local book and outdoor stores or online at A display showcasing the incarnations of the guides will be at the Nellie McClung library in August, Emily Carr in September and the Esquimalt branch in October.

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Famed Victoria artist to close studio in Oak Bay Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Ted Harrison raises a hand with welcome in his eyes and a “pleasure to meet you� as Kaitlyn Webb Patience offers to make some tea. “I always welcome a cup of tea,� the popular Canadian artist says, as his studio manager places a hot cup on a tray in front of him. She’s new to the role, replacing long-time studio manager Lillie Louise Major. Perhaps it’s why she neglected to have cookies on hand.

A fan of a good cookie, Harrison doesn’t take his disappointment out on her, but sips from the mug featuring Yukon lore, set on a bright cloth on the tray. “(When) this place closes I want my cup back,� he tells her. The small space filled with bright colours on Oak Bay Avenue will close at the end of August with a little fanfare, and another visit from the man himself. “It’s always been a passion project,� Webb Patience says, gesturing to the space that has shown Harrison’s work for the past six years.

“What has to be must be,� said the iconic artist, who turns 86 on Aug. 28. “You can’t fight what’s necessary.� He came to Oak Bay more than 20 years ago. When the studio opened, fans from near and far would come to watch him work. “People like to watch artists paint. The artist becomes part of the scene,� he says. “I don’t particularly like to be watched.� But with a healthy respect for those who purchase his work, he painted daily in the studio. “People should start to show the buying public respect for what

it does,� he says. Harrison still finds time, working with watercolour pencils, to create in the “peaceful and quiet� retirement home where he now lives. After he moved to the Saanich residence, his trips to the studio dropped away, prompting the decision to close. “I don’t do a lot (of painting),� he says. “It depends on the opportunity and the mood.� Harrison is best-known for his colourful depictions of the Yukon – where he spent two decades – and the Pacific Northwest, where he spent the past two decades.

At the height of his work he could paint an image a day, but “it’s not about speed,� he says. “(It’s) competence.� Harrison plans to remain in the area. “I like painting anywhere,� he says. “(But) I think Victoria is a beautiful place to live. I like Victoria because it’s a very open community. People accept you.� Fans and friends can say goodbye to the studio, and hello to Harrison on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the studio, 2004 Oak Bay Ave.


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Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. An enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, Mamma Mia! is a musical celebration at the Royal Theatre July 31 to Aug. 5. Tickets available online at or call the box office at 250-386-6121.

Paint-In hits quarter-century mark Moss Street event attracts more than 160 artists to the pavement Daniel Palmer News staff

Mary-ellen Threadkell prefers not to be in the spotlight. As assistant director of advancement at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, she is a graceful presence, apart from the non-descript, twoby-four piece of pinewood she has tucked under her arm. Along the spine of the wood is a chronology of years past that correspond to miniature weather drawings, laid out like a primitive iPhone app. “It’s superstition. I say that the Paint-In will not be rained out,” she explains before rapping gently on the wood. Her fastidiousness as co-ordinator for the TD Art Gallery Paint-In the past 12 years seems to have worked, as each drawing displays a shining sun. “Last year, I was sorely tested. At 10 minutes before opening, somebody turned off the tap. But it was a downpour like you rarely see here,” she said. Now in its 25th year, the Paint-In has blossomed into an annual celebration that showcases more than 160 artists and attracts close to 35,000 visitors along the length of

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“A lot of people are looking for an art teacher as well, and this is an ideal place to find someone whose work really interests you,” Threadkell said. “It’s a phenomenal opportunity for artists. There’s nothing anywhere like it.” In addition to the artists on display along Moss between Fort Street and Dallas Road, the art gallery parking lot will be packed with food and drink vendors, as well as a stage featuring Latin band Kumbia. TD, the title sponsor, will also have a “Monster Mural,” a metres-long canvas that can be painted by all attendees. On Saturday morning (July 21), Threadkell will be gently co-ordinating 200 volunteers, police officers and thousands of curious onlookers, but when she steps out into the warm sunshine, she’ll be sure to tap her lucky charm one last time.

Harumi Ota demonstrates pottery techniques at a past Moss Street Paint-In. Moss Street in Fairfield. It has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the gallery’s Art Rental and Sales office, when the likes of Bill Porteous and Fleming Jorgensen put pieces up for sale. Threadkell attended her first Paint-In in 1988 and became enthralled with the unique opportunity it presented to view artists engaged in the creative process.

“I saw Toni Onley ... painting on Dallas Road on the waterfront. He was painting about 12 watercolour pieces at the same time. He had them all taped to boards, spread out on the grass,” she says. While many artists sell their work at the Paint-In, it’s also an ideal opportunity for artists to demystify their process and illustrate the differences between mediums, from paint to chalk to sculpting.

Did you know? TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Art Gallery open house, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food and beverage garden, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dancing to Kumbia, 5 to 9 p.m., art gallery parking lot.

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poster boy for a new take on electronic music – contemporary and edgy but also soulful and song-based. Bonobo will be in Victoria promoting Black Sands Remix, which gathered a group of likeminded musicians and producers to interpret Bonobo’s classic album. Most of the material has never been heard before and has been

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International artists test Victoria pipes The Victoria Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists’s Pipes Around the Pacific 2010 festival garnered such enthusiasm for Victoria’s organ venues and the music heard within them, that the decision was easily made to present subsequent festivals. Next week three of the world’s finest concert organists will arrive in Victoria, offering the opportunity to hear brilliant performances on each of the city’s three largest pipe organs. Wednesday, July 25, American organist Peter Richard Conte will play Alix Goolden Hall’s historic 1910 Casavant instrument. Conte is Grand Court Organist of the world famous Wanamaker

Organ at Macy’s Philadelphia department store. It’s the largest fully functioning musical instrument in the world. In addition to his concert career, he serves as Choirmaster and Organist of St. Clement’s Church, Philadelphia. Thursday, July 26, Canadian native David Enlow performs on St. John the Divine’s remarkable 1961 Casavant. He is Organist and Choir Master of the Church of the Resurrection in New York City. Friday, July 27, the final festival concert will feature Montreal organist Isabelle Demers at the magnificent 2005 Helmuth Wolff organ of Christ Church Cathedral. The public is invited to come

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UVic school continues summer music festival The Victoria Summer Music Festival, at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic’s School of Music is on July 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31. Preconcert talks start at 6:35 p.m., concerts at 7:30 p.m. For details, go to • A17

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rashes won’t be the end of Ryder Hesjedal. The great Canadian cyclist may be out of the Tour de France, but that’s all behind him now. With the Olympics looming, Hesjedal is still recovering from a brutal fall during Stage 6 that forced him to withdraw from the Tour on July 6. It’s a balance of rest, precaution and training, as Hesjedal completes a quick turnaround to ready himself for the London Olympics, where he’ll represent Canada in the 250-kilometre road race on July 28 and in the 44-km time trial on Aug. 1. The 2012 Giro d’Italia winner is eyeing a podium finish in the Olympics, and he’s expected to improve on his 2008 results – 16th in the time trial and 54th in the road race. Hesjedal wore the maple leaf at the 2004 Games as a mountain biker but didn’t complete the race due to a flat tire. Even before he won the Giro in May, Hesjedal said he wanted to represent Canada in the Olympics, a statement he reiterated after the fateful July 6 crash. “It’s very disappointing to leave the (Tour de France) that way … I was in good form and feeling comfortable,” said Hesjedal, a native of the West Shore. “I’ll keep working with the medical staff on my recovery, and re-focus everything on the Olympics.” Until the crash, Hesjedal was in the hunt for the Tour lead, and had avoided the crashes and pile-ups that set him back in the 2011 Tour. But the bad luck returned. Regardless, Hesjedal now moves from Tour contender to a medal hopeful at the Olympics. Instead of worrying about the mighty Alps, Hesjedal is eyeing up the 2.5-km, 4.9-per-cent incline of Zig Zag Road, the most challenging section of London’s road course. To challenge riders, Zig Zag will be done repetitively, part of the 15-km Box Hill loop. Cyclists will bike 70-km one way to the entrance of the Box Hill loop and complete it nine times, and then do a one-way, 42-km route back into London.

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Langford company a model of success for British Columbia’s high-tech industry Jim Zeeben News staff

250.590.8556 An established Langford company served as the backdrop for the province’s announcement last week of a new plan to invest in B.C.’s high tech sector. The actual announcement by Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell happened a

day later. But Bell made an early visit July 12, to Forest Technology Systems (FTS) on Henry Eng Place. FTS was founded in 1980 and is global leader in manufacturing rugged equipment that can be used to record environmental data. “We’re a bit of a quiet success,” said FTS director of marketing Eric Embacher. “What we really

do is help government organizations save lives, save money.” Bell chose FTS in part because the company specializes in equipment that can monitor forest fire conditions – a topic on many people’s minds during a time of year when fire hazards are at their highest. FTS employs about 60 people. There are roughly 12,000 people working in the high tech sector in Greater Victoria. The province predicts more than 100,000 people will have jobs in high-tech in B.C. within two years. Bell’s announcement focused on four ways that government plans on helping the sector. Making it easier to commercialize technology, building on regional strengths, developing talent for a knowledge-based economy and expanding the market for B.C. high tech were keys to Bell’s plan. FTS, which has 220 remote fire/weather monitoring stations across the province, also makes equipment that monitors water conditions. Since its inception, FTS has deployed more than 3,500 environmental monitoring systems. They’re most often used by government agencies to gather data but Bell said, by sharing that information, there’s an opportunity for new jobs to be created. “What will happen is a smart young (person) will look at that data and think of interesting ways to use it,” the minister said. • A19

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James Cook of Victoria starts out on the cycling portion of the Peach City Classic Triathlon in Penticton Sunday. The Victoria athlete was sixth overall, finishing the Olympic distance race in just under two hours and 14 minutes.

though it can recover well, it’s believed there is an increased likelihood for injuries. Travis Paterson Cook relocated here to study kinesiology News staff at the University of Victoria and never left. He now balances his triathlon training with At 19, James Cook ignored some of the his job in occupational health and safety key wisdoms those in the triathlon com- with Vancouver Island Health Authority. munity had to offer. Last year he boosted his training regHe wanted to do Ironman Canada, and imen and it’s not only been exhausting, he did it. but it’s also a learning experience. Cook’s It’s a major accomplishment, but not one coach, Jairus Streight, is just two years that’s recommended for triathletes until Cook’s senior. Streight, unlike Cook, is an they near that magical age of 30. accomplished athlete from the ITU junior Four years later, the 23-year-old is on circuit who has since taken up coaching. the cusp of becoming an elite pro in the “Streight has a great knowledge of the Olympic distance. He’s been training like a sport already, but yeah, he’s also learning pro for over a year, and is deeply invested it on the way, and we’re learning together,” in competing for money on the Interna- Cook said. tional Triathlon Union circuit, awaiting his The results are proof enough. approval for the Kelowna ITU on Aug. 19. Cook finished second at the Shawnigan Race organizers will overlook Lake Triathlon in May and his recent results to see if he fourth at the Victoria Triath“Growing up is worthy of the “elite” status lon on June 17, a pair of Subin the Okanagan, that goes with being a pro. aru Western Triathlon Series If he’s approved, it’ll be his (Ironman) was the races with pretty competifirst pro race. tive fields. Cook was never on the ITU only exposure to “I’m a completely different junior scene, and does not have triathlon.” athlete from last year. And the benefit of coming through although I was disappointed – James Cook Canada’s successful national with sixth place at the Peach triathlon centre, based here in Classic, I was 25th at that Victoria. race last year, so I’m happy with the overInstead, he’s trying to enter the world all picture.” stage through the side door. While Cook is awaiting to hear about Cook continued his strong run on the his Kelowna triathlon approval, he’s also amateur circuit on Sunday when he fin- awaiting word on whether or not he’ll be ished sixth overall at the Peach City Clas- going through the eight-month application sic Triathlon in Penticton, a return home process for medical school. for the Summerland product who now lives The aspiring doctor still has plenty of triin Saanich. athlon years ahead of him, but the comitt“Growing up in the Okanagan, (Ironman) ment to medical school could mean the was the only exposure to triathlon I knew difference between Cook competing for a and that was my goal,” Cook said. national championship one day, or not. “At the time I was young and naive, but In the meantime, he loves the science of I’m really glad I did it. I don’t have any his sport and will continue competing and regrets about (that race), I just wish I’d training at full throttle. moved into the short distances earlier.” “Right now Jairus and I are just trying to While Ironman is famous for its gruelling analyze if I did too heavy of a training block 3.8-kilometre swim, 180-km bike and mara- prior to the Peach Classic. thon run of 42-km, the Olympic (1.5-km “I was good in the swim, but had a rough swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run) and sprint bike. The legs just weren’t there.” (half the Olympic) distances are no small Cook will continue racing as amateur stafeat, as the tempo is faster. tus in the sprint distance of the Sooke TriAnd speed is one of the key reasons elite athlon on Aug. 12, a tune-up for Kelowna, coaches in the triathlon community rec- as well as the Subaru triathlon series in ommend sticking with sprint and Olympic Banff on Sept. 8 and the New Zealand ITU distances until athletes near the age of 30. in October. Until then the body is still developing, and

Nomads reunite for ultimate frisbee title Travis Paterson News staff

Still jet lagged on Tuesday after his Monday flight back from Japan, ultimate frisbee player Chris Carmack was fumbling his way through the day. Carmack is one of four local players with the Nomads, a displaced team of form UVic students that came together to win the men’s over-33 World Ulti-

mate frisbee Championship last week. “(Japan is) eight hours behind us so it’s quite a jump in time zones and I’m still dizzy from the whole thing,” Carmack said. The Nomads were born from the ultimate frisbee league at UVic. When the players graduated and moved on, they made a pact to continue playing together at major tournaments. With the players now spread across Canada, Carmack is in awe his team

could come together so well. “Winning the world is a monumental, epic achievement. To think a team of university students have kept the contacts alive is a testament to brotherhood, a testament to guys being friends.” Several of the Nomads are former members Vancouver’s Furious George, and previously won national and world titles.


Int. Rocks could go all the way Intermediate A lacrosse playoffs start this weekend as the Victoria Shamrocks host the Langley Thunder. Game 1 is 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Bear Mountain Arena.

NHLers headline charity soccer game In Celebration of the Canadian Soccer centennial and Victoria’s 150th birthday, a charity soccer match featuring ex-team Canada players and NHL greats is happening at Royal Athletic Park, 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, and free under 12, available at Soccer World and at the door.

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With a huge win over the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Tuesday, the Victoria Shamrocks moved a lot closer to clinching a Western Lacrosse Association playoff spot. In a contest with dire implications, the Shamrocks took a 7-3 lead over the Salmonbellies, let the lead slip to 8-7 in the third period, but salvaged the win. The win puts the Shamrocks (8-6) into a three-way tie for second place, and puts an end to the Shamrocks’ four-game losing streak. “Losing four straight you can become a fragile team, and we avoided that,” said coach Bob Heyes. “That win was a microcosm of our entire season,” Heyes said. “We take over control at times, then at other times we make it

difficult on ourselves.” The Shamrocks outscored the Salmonbellies 2-1 and 5-2 in the first two periods. It was hard to pinpoint what was difficult about the third period, when the Salmonbellies came back from 7-3 to within a goal, other than the Salmonbellies stabilizing their defensive game, which was dismal in second-period. Kory Kowalyk, Karsen Leung and Corey Small each scored twice for the Shamrocks, with Matt Yager scoring on a breakaway and Ben McCullough adding the emptynetter. For Shamrocks captain Matt Lyons, it’s another big win in the ongoing rivalry with New West, a rivalry which he parachuted into three years ago. “It’s an especially big win with the league being so tight right now. It’s chippy, but that rivalry is how old? It’s not going anywhere.” The WLA rivalry is actually

Game night Maple Ridge Burrards visit the Victoria Shamrocks, 7:45 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena, tonight (July 20)

62 years old, but Victoria teams have been playing against New West since the 1880s. Next up for the Shamrocks is the Maple Ridge Burrards (2-12) at home on Friday night, followed by a road game against the first-place Langley Thunder (10-5) on Saturday. It’s the first time recently acquired Derek Lowe will face his old team. “Maple Ridge will play with pride, and Lowe will want to show well, so we’ll be motivated,” Heyes sad. The Shamrocks will conclude the season with a home-and home versus the Nanaimo Timbermen, in Victoria on July 27 and Nanaimo on July 28.

Injuries crippled Jr. Shamrocks’ chances Season could have been better, says Jr. Rocks GM Travis Paterson News staff

With the Victoria junior Shamrocks season over, general manager Rod Wood believes his head coach Larry Smeltzler never got a proper chance. Injuries, unlucky and all, haunted the team right through to its early exit from the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League playoffs on Sunday, when the New Westminster Salmonbellies finished a twogame sweep of the best-of-three series. “Injuries were the undoing,” Wood said. “Our season is 21 games, and it wasn’t until the 17th game we were able to make a healthy scratch.” Smeltzer’s brazen approach to the season was refreshing for long-time fans of the box game, but at mid-season it was clear he needed an adjustment, and he made one.

“It was difficult for (Smeltzer) to bring his system in without consistent players at the practices. He was always starting from scratch. “Midway through we used a hybrid system using the good points of (Smeltzler’s1980s-era) system, and the good points of the current way of playing box lacrosse,” Wood said. “I think it would have won us a championship. If (Smeltzer) wants to come back, we’ll be happy to give it another shot. We figured it would take a while to get it in place.” This year’s injury list went from bad to worse, with the type of fluke injuries that curse a season. Brody Eastwood, Devon Casey, Brandan Smith and Dane Schoor were among the injured. “It was one after another, all pretty significant players,” Wood said. Returning to the Jr. Shamrocks next year are 14 players from the 2010 B.C. Intermediate-A provincial championship Victoria team. Visit for full story. • A21

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PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture-Baby+Family Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. Call 250-4753332.

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

LARGE PATIO Umbrella $35. 2-wheel hand cart $20. (250)656-1497. LARGE SIZE fruit & vegetable de-hydrator, $25. Call (250)652-4621. MARBLE END table, $45. Glass end table $45. Call (250)474-3701. NEW 22 Rie w/shells, bolt action, Savage scope, $75. (250)652-4621. WHITE TOILET bowl set, excellent condition, $30. Please call 250-472-2474.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ďŹ r, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

ANTIQUE DROP leaf table and 4 chairs. Very good condition. Priced to sell. Call Joanne at (250)381-0438.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 MOTHER of the Bride dresses, size 16 and 18, never worn, $150 obo. Nurses uniform tops (8), $10 each. Call (250)294-6238 or cell (250)413-7301. 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. COMPUTER Armoire $169., Loveseat Sofa/Bed $149., Mattress sets $99. Much More! No HST Parking-Lot Sale! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



Garage Sales


Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/ Newcastle Timber Have vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Swamper 4)Hydraulic Log Loader Operator 5)Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259

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 MAD CHEF CAFE has an opening for an Sous Chef & a experienced line cook. Send resume to Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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




FIREWOOD- 1.5 cord mixed, you pick-up. $60. (250)8824735, Esquimalt.

FREE: 6 drawer dresser w/ mirror and end table. Call (250)655-0751.

FRIENDLY FRANK 40’ BLACK lawn edge, new $10. Little Tykes Safety swing, $20. (250)479-8955.


COMPUTER. Compaq Presario, with Windows XP. Includes Microsoft OfďŹ ce, 17â€? Zenith monitor, mouse, keyboard & speakers. $75. 250-361-2045.



COLWOOD (ESQ Lagoon), Lanai Lane (7 house block sale), Sat & Sun, July 21 & 22, 9am-2pm. Kids toys & clothes, household items, furniture, electronics, books and more.

SIDNEY, 1-9675 First St., Sat, July 21, 8am-2pm. Furniture, tools, clothing & much more.

FAIRFIELD- 1467 Hamley St., Sat, July 21, 9am-1pm. Furniture & household goods. GARAGE Sale - 206 Nia Lane, View Royal (Gibraltar Bay) Downsizing; eclectic array of household goods, small tools, dining room furniture, patio set, kitchenette set, loveseat. Saturday, July 21, 2012. 8am to 2pm. (250) 391-9009 LANGFORD. SUNDAY, July 22, 9am-2pm. No early birds. Clothing, household items, Christmas decorations & misc. Corner of Spencer Rd and Brock Ave. OAK BAY, 1580 Beach Dr. (entrance at rear of property off Prospect Plc.), Sat, July 21, 9am-2pm. Large Garage Sale. OAK BAY, 2527 Nottingham Rd., Sat, July 21, 8am-4pm. Moving/Art Sale.

VIEW ROYAL. SUNDAY July 22, 8am-2pm. Tools, sports equipment, furniture, canning jars, toys, books, clothes, misc. household. 135 Gibraltar Bay Drive, off Old Island Hwy.

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LIFT CHAIR Brown, bonded leather, near new. $750. Excellent value. Moving! (250)478-5205. NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

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


WESTSHORE 3 BDRMS, 2 bath. We pay the Buyer’s Agent 3+1.5. 671 Daymeer Pl. (250)884-3862. Complete details/ more pics at: ID# 192309

SOOKE: AFFORDABLE oceanfront lrg 2-bdrm no-step condo. F/P, patio. D/W, laundry, parking, bus. NS/NP, ref’s. $995/mo. 250-380-1718.

Auto Loans or


All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

GUARANTEED We Will Pay You $1000 1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

COLWOOD: 2 bdrm in 4plex, on Ledsham. Avail. immed. $900 + utils. 250-748-6574

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

WESTSHORE, GRD level 2 bdrm duplex, 5 appls, storage, prkg, N/S, N/P, split hydro, $1075. Aug 1. 250-384-440.7

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

HOUSES FOR SALE 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.



LAGOON- (308 Milburn Dr) 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1650+ 1/2 utils, F/P, awesome ocean & city views. NS/NP. Available Aug 1. (250)744-6560.

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!


CARS 1963 FORD T-Bird, 90% restored, new paint and upholstery, original miles (32,665), needs TLC. For more information call Jake (250)474-2249.


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. CAYCUSE Well-Maintained Recreational Property/Home 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. Reduced to sell $378,800. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 or 250-745-3387.

GRAND HERITAGE HomeCraftmans style (Nanaimo), original stain glass, fir flrs, excellent wood detailing, claw ft tub, electrical upgrades, oil heat, 1300 sqft main flr, 3 stories. $369,900. 250-716-9340. VIC WEST/ESQUIMALT, single family, 2-3 bdrms, 2 bath, flower beds/vegetable garden, mostly fenced yard, RV parking, side patio. Open House Sat & Sun, June 9 & 10, 1pm3pm. (Please call 778-4300872 for more info).


WE BUY HOUSES 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


FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER A rare find in North Nanaimo Vancouver Island, this 2003 home has 2 bdrms & 2 bath rooms, 1300sq ft w/double garage. Quality built patio retirement home with strata owned priv park is on the market has large bdrms, ensuite in the master bdrm and his & hers closets. Sm pet allowed, low strata fees. This nonsmokers and pet free home is affordably priced at $324,900. For more information please phone or fax owner 1-250-758-2078.

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

ESQUIMALT, DUPLEX, main floor, 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P, lease, ref’s, $850 mo + utils. Close to Rec Centre. Avail now. Call after 5 PM. (250)595-7077. GORDON HEAD, 1-bedroom. Close to University, bus routes. Separate entrance, kitchenette and shared laundry. Quiet. No pets/smokers. Damage deposit and references required. $670/month. Free wi-fi, heat and hydro. Available August 1st. 250-727-2230; 250-516-3899. MNT DOUG area: Large 1 bdrm, reno’d. Inclusive, small dog welcome, N/S. $850. Call (250)721-0281, (250)858-0807 Sidney Waterfront- furnished 1 bdrm. $1000 inclusive. Refs. NP/NS. Call (250)656-4003. STRAWBERRY VALE: 2 bdrm. $1150+ 1/4 hydro, Dogs nego. (250)294-2374.

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



995 Acadian Rd. We will “rent-to-own” you this 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Luxury Home, right beside Happy Valley School. Pets OK! Rent $2,200 - $2,600 Deposit Required.

Call: 250-616-9053

FREE Tow away

858-5865 1967 GMC Aluminum Panel Van, 3 spd, auto. Mechanically sound, with recent work. $3650 obo. Call 250-656-1801.

MOTORCYCLES HONDA ELITE ‘85, runs great, 2 seater with storage tote, includes helmet. $500. obo. (250)884-2090.

2001 Nissan Sentra Automatic, Well Maintained, Clean 111,000 km $4999.00 250-999-3467

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 $13,000. (250) 748-3539

2002 MONTANA Extended van, seats 8. Automatic, A/C, roof rack, CD, good tires Well maintained. 194,300 km. Great van but must sell, reduced, $2,500. 778-679-2044.

MARINE BOATS $$$ BOATS Wanted. Any size. Cash buyer. Also trailers and outboards. 250-544-2628.

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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

2004 CHRYSLER 300M, 135,000 kms. Fully Loaded, including Winter tires and rims. Asking $5300. 250-508-4663.

1995 24’ Slumber Queen Ford E350. 135,200 km. New tires/ brakes. Smart fan, solar panels/1200W inverter, scooter carrier.$13,500. 250-474 5802


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Watch for our AUTO SECTION

InMotion fil here please


Jasmine Parsons


For scrap vehicle


CALL: 250-727-8437 One Percent Realty V.I.

MILL BAY, 2009 Rancher, 3bdrm, 2ba. Open concept, lrg windows, heat pump, oak floors, granite, warranty. Close to hiking, boating, vineyards. $459,900. Ph 1-250-929-3862.

$50-$1000 CASH






COLWOOD- 1 bdrm, shared W/D, own ent, patio, NS/NP. $850 incls utils, 250-391-7915

WALKING DISTANCE to West Shore Centre- lrg 1 bdrm suite, shared laundry. NS/NP $750 utils incld. Avail July 15 or Aug 1. 250-478-7850.

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

2005 DODGE CARAVAN $7800 obo Excellent condition, seats 5 Cargo area w/screen, easy access, 5 doors, tinted windows & Viper Alarm system. Only 109,879 km & very very clean. 250-213-9409 days, 250-6540102 evenings

all conditions in all locations

THE SIDNEY PIER HOTEL and Residences. 2 bdrm luxury condo + den, some furnishings, $1300 mo. 250-507-2584

40 ACRE OASIS Adjacent to the Salmon River Sayward, BC. Farm status, Natural spring water, park like. Linda, 250.282.3681. $574,900. www.bcisland

2004 VW TOUAREG. Only 135,000 km, economical, spirited V6 engine, all wheel drive and tow hitch with electric brakes. Unique 6 speed Tiptronic auto transmission. Well equipped interior, rear mounted CD changer. Beautiful, well maintained. $14,900 obo, 250658-1123

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).



APARTMENT/CONDO S. OAK BAY. (Open House, 650 Victoria Ave., Sat., 3pm5pm). Solid 1939 2 bdrm, 1 bath, sunroom + patio. 947 sq.ft. + full 6’ bsmnt. Sep. wired garage, 49’ x 110’ lot. New roof. Natural gas. $550,000. firm. (250)653-9799


1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250478-9231.

IN ALL VICTORIA AREA BLACK PRESS COMMUNITY PAPERS with a classified ad 250.388.3535 • A23

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WESTSHORE/GYPSUM. Your one stop Drywall shop. Any questions give is a call. (250)391-4744 (250)881-4145

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn & GardenNeglected yard? Install landscaping, raised beds, patio blocks. Tree stump, blackberry, ivy & waste removal. 24yrs exp. WCB.

$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.

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

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


COMPLETE HOME Renos. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced insured. Call Darren 250-217-8131.

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. 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.



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

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

TAX 250-477-4601

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

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

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

CONTRACTORS BATHROOM REMODELING. “Gemini Baths” Plumb, Elec. Tile, Cabinets. 250-896-9302. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

DRYWALL ARAM RENO’S Basement, bathrooms, additions Free est. WCB/Insured 250-880-0525 DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

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

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. 1 or 2 bedrooms. 2 men & truck. $80/hr. Call Dave at 250-857-2864.

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.

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

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


FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. DECKS/FENCES, licensed & insured. Call Fred (250)5145280. QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

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

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 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

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

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

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

RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545.



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.

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


BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071 SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS! or ✔ 250.388.3535

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

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


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

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



250-886-6446 YOUR Personal Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote.

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

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 CLIFF’S PROFESSIONAL painting Int/Ext, new const. Free Est. Call 250-812-4679. COLOURS & IDEAS. Exterior/ Interior Painting. All work waranteed. Call (250)208-8383.

Peacock Painting

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.

TREE SERVICES AFFORDABLE. TREES Removed or trimmed according to your specs. 250-391-9675.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

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.


NEEDS mine.


250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance



FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.


BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Power Washing, Gutters. 25 yrs. 250-884-7066, 381-7127. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

Give them power. Give them confidence. Give them control.

GIVE THEM A PAPER ROUTE! A paper route is about so much more than money. These days kids want and need so many things. With a paper route they not only earn the money to buy those things, they also gain a new respect for themselves. They discover a new sense of confidence, power and control by having their very own job, making their own money and paying for their own games, phones and time with friends. All it takes is an hour or so after school Wednesday and Friday. And even better... there are no collections required.

It’s so easy to get started… call


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Select your home. Select your mortgage.

This Weekend’s


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

105-2930 Cook St, $329,000 pg. 5

210-1061 Fort, $189,900 Saturday 12-2 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

pg. 10

pg. 16

pg. 12

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 12

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Steve Duben 250 744-3301

pg. 41

pg. 11

pg. 12

pg. 15

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-858-6775

pg. 6

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033 pg. 12

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

pg. 6

Sunday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

3-311 Burnside, $384,900

pg. 34

Saturday & Sunday 11-1:30 Pemberton Holmes David Johnston, 250-384-8124

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 19

pg. 11

Friday 12-2 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

pg. 6

307D-1115 Craigflower Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bev Carey 250 477-7291

pg. 6

103-25 Government Saturday 11-1 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

pg. 41

pg. 12

pg. 15

pg. 9

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Gray Rothnie, 250-477-1000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 15

Saturday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

pg. 36

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

pg. 13

607 Wilson, $369,900

1-833 Princess, $289,888

Saturday 2:15-4:30 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

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

pg. 15

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

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

pg. 32

303-1580 Christmas Saturday 1-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Dylan Hagreen 250 385-8780

pg. 12

3959 Stan Wright, $859,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Minda Rogerson, 250-479-3333

pg. 20

pg. 43 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

3942 Aspen, $795,000 Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 22

pg. 43 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Elfie Jeeves 250 477-7291

820 Kincaid Pl., $554,900 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 20

pg. 19

pg. 40

35-278 Island Hwy, $329,000 pg. 15

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Curtis Lindsay 250 744-3301

pg. 17

pg. 18

pg. 14

pg. 18

pg. 41

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

pg. 10

81 Lekwammen, $264,900 pg. 12

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

pg. 18

pg. 22

4806 Amblewood, $859,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 36

pg. 17

302-3969 Shelbourne, $314,900 Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-388-5882

pg. 20

14-3958 Cedar Hill, $275,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 477-5353

pg. 41

405-894 Vernon, $279,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 34

4798 Elliott, $734,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Henry Van der Vlugt, 250 477-7291

pg. 19

pg. 9

pg. 22

410-1005 McKenzie, $289,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

3945 Carey Rd, $619,000 pg. 8

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Amy Yan, 250-893-8888

pg. 22

1530 Kenmore Rd, $615,000 Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378

4610 West Saanich Rd, $438,888 pg. 19

313-3900 Shelbourne pg. 36

413-3255 Glasgow Ave, $246,00 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Deedrie Ballard, 250-744-3301

pg. 8

pg. 3

4379 Elnido, $639,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory 250 744-3301

1617 McRae Ave, $462,500

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 19

pg. 36

1219 Pearce, $564,900

20 Erskine Lane, $499,900 Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

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

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

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

4665 Amblewood, $749,900

2327 Francis, $799,900 Sunday 12-1 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

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

pg. 19

pg. 22

1-864 Swan, $349,500

32-901 Kentwood, $449,000

44 Demos, $399,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

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

pg. 16

1895 Lansdowne

pg. 3

403-819 Burdett, $439,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing, 250 477-7291 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

2736 Asquith, $779,000

1570 Rockland Ave, $949,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bill Pangman, 250-882-8588

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jack Windle, 250-477-7291

pg. 41

3735 Doncaster, $649,900

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

2080 Pauls, $749,000

28-108 Aldersmith, $459,000

404-104 Dallas, $419,900

1161 Finlayson, $424,900 Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

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

pg. 19

11-4318 Emily Carr, $579,000

1619 Barksdale, $739,900

pg. 41

1822 Gonzales, $459,000

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

Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780

Sunday 12-2 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900

3470 Veteran St, $515,000

2018 Casa Marcia, $618,800

2112 Pentland, $898,000

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

Saturday 11:30-1 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

1552 Oak Crest Drive, $524,900

1494 Fairfield, $309,900 pg. 36

pg. 19

5360 Sayward Hill Cres, $1,048,500

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

4889 Lochside Dr, $634,900 pg. 17

3392 Cardiff, $1,090,000

204 St Charles, $588,500 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

4473 Cottontree Lane, $789,000

111-3900 Shelbourne

102-445 Cook, $249,999 pg. 17

pg. 21

1756 Midgard, $599,000 pg. 6

pg. 5

3000 Uplands, $1,595,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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

Saturday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

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

3995 Hopesmore, $629,900 pg. 19

1606-1608 Belmont Ave Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628

1250 Craigflower, $427,500

pg. 18

4029 Providence, $924,888

4095 Braefoot, $899,999

1149 Hampshire, $969,900

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

101-66 Songhees, $569,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Frank Chan 250 477-7291

103-1801 Fern St, $267,500 pg. 41

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Garreth Jones, 250-999-9822

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

843 Parklands Dr.

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

B-1047 Chamberlain

pg. 41

1751 Feltham Rd, $649,900 pg. 14

12-895 Academy Cl, $329,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

pg. 10

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Kevin Sing, 250-477-7291

1141 Bewdley, $699,900 pg. 43

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

pg. 20

150-4488 Chatterton Way, $426,500

2624 Arbutus Rd, $699,000

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

1-225 Vancouver, $524,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628

303-68 Songhees, $399,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 1

pg. 9

pg. 14

103-1527 Cold Harbour Rd, $249,900

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

813 Summerwood, $1,079,900

Saturday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-388-5882

304-1440 Beach Dr, $364,900

921 St Charles, $1,199,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jean Thorndycraft 250 384-8124

pg. 6

pg. 16

22-897 Admirals, $359,900

2740 Dewdney, $1,070,000

pg. 41

104-21 Erie, $579,900

Saturday 1:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

pg. 14

pg. 21

20-1473 Garnet, $419,000

934 Craigflower, $379,000

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

733A Humboldt

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dave Philps 250 477-7291

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

pg. 5

441 Stannard, $749,900

305-3010 Washington, $264,900

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

404-520 Foster, $239,000

349 Lampson

202-1037 Richardson, $359,000

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

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

631 Cornwall, $545000

pg. 14

3-1110 Pembroke, $414,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

pg. 11

1018 Joan Cres, $925,000

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

623 Manchester, $474,500 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

1590 Howroyd, $548,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gladys Walsh 250-384-8124

406-1149 Rockland, $339,900

663 Richmond, $588,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

3922 Quadra

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

315-1620 McKenzie St

501-1235 Johnson, $215,000 Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

216-50 Songhees, $465,000

Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

2572 Empire St, $539,900

1228 Pembroke Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

20-3060 Harriet, $310,000

2-4318 Emily Carr, $539,000 pg. 34

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301-50 Songhees, $529,000

107-1500 Elford, $299,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

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2-1020 Queens, $299,000

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Karen Jensen, 250-744-3301


pg. 19

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

pg. 44

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 36

36 Maddock W, $479,000 pg. 20

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

205-1571 Mortimer, $229,500

3565 Thistle, $475,000

2879 Inez, $519,000

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

Saturday 2-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 41

pg. 22

2879 Inlet, $488,800

1010 Lucas, $569,000 Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Betty ‘K’, 250-516-8306

pg. 22

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3814 Roland

211-9882 Fifth, $239,000

8558 Tribune Terrace

662 Goldstream Ave., $254,900

3888 Duke, $659,000

29 Seagirt, $1,299,000

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Laurie Mains 250 477-1100

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301

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

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

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

pg. 23

304-4535 Viewmont, $228,900

pg. 25

1290 Lands End, $839,000

201-2415 Amherst, $422,500

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

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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

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

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

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

311-10461 Resthaven, $384,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rene Blais 250 655-0608

9708 Fifth St, $641,900

513 Burnside Rd W, $379,900 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Open House/Hard Hat Tour by appt only Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 25

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

1677 Texada, $829,000 pg. 23

pg. 41

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

pg. 3

102-2380 Brethour Ave, $349,000 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114

409-4536 Viewmont, $269,000 pg. 23

pg. 40

Tuesday & Wednesday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Tom Fisher, 250-656-4626

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

pg. 35

Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Debbie Tracz, 250-477-5353

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed, 250-858-3585

pg. 24

7161 West Saanich Thursday - Monday 3-5 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

2024 Neptune, $1,048,000 Sunday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Realty Lisa Williams, 250-514-1966

104-10110 Fifth St, $209,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Chris Dusseault, 250-516-8773

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten, 250-479-3333 pg. 35

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

pg. 25

pg. 28

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

Sunday 1:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

pg. 41

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jacqui Thompson, 250-886-8191

5503 Croydon Pl, $649,900 Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Don Bellamy, 250-744-3301

pg. 28

10953 West Coast, $599,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 36

pg. 41

6456 Golledge, $559,000 pg. 41

2931 Oldcorn Pl, $469,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 40

2397 Sooke River, $579,000 pg. 27

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

pg. 29

14-2147 Sooke, $299,900 pg. 1

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 28

3369 Sewell Rd, $468,900 pg. 13

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

7201 Austins, $414,000 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

pg. 40

pg. 26

115-2763 Jacklin, $289,900 pg. 5

2386 Setchfield Ave, $549,786

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875 pg. 30 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-478-6003

3250 Walfred Pl, $419,900

201-2829 Peatt Rd, $219,900

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Adam Hales, 250-391-1893

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



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Sunday 12-1 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

pg. 41

pg. 27

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

1114 Fitzgerald, $364,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

Westhills, $269,900

pg. 31

pg. 27

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2493 Boompond, $549,900 Saturday 3-5 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

1882 Tominny Rd, $330,000

3286 Hazelwood Rd, $499,900

301-9858 Fifth, $279,000

pg. 29

119-2733 Peatt Rd, $369,900

5071 Stag

pg. 7

Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

pg. 24

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

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

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

2267 Players, $799,999

1125 Goldstream Ave, $269,900

pg. 36 Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 41

pg. 25

pg. 24

pg. 25

pg. 26

1285 Goldstream Ave, $584,900

33-2120 Malaview, $414,000 Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-882-3333

Sunday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

2817 Lake End Rd $1,095,000

Saturday 10-12 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

pg. 24

333-2245 James White, $244,900

pg. 28

736 Claudette, $589,900

11396 Chalet, $1,099,000 Sunday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

979 Creekside Crt, $580,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-882-3333

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre pg. 27

2157 Stone Gate, $674,900

1024 Brown, $389,900 Sunday 1:30-3:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van der Vlugt, 250-477-7291

pg. 24

9637 Second St, $539,900

pg. 7

pg. 23

7227 Peden Lane, $579,900 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Pemberton Holmes Daniela Novosadova, 250-727-8567

Sunday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

pg. 24

313-10459 Resthaven, $379,000

Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 3

3217 Mallow, $389,900

1001 Wild Ridge, $439,500

2-9871 Second St, $549,000 Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

1984 McTavish Rd, $495,000 Saturday 2-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

7161 West Saanich Rd, $299,900

pg. 41

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

pg. 25

206-9751 Fourth St, $389,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Shanna Vargas, 250-727-1766

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

2808 Sooke Lake Rd, $299,000

313-10459 Resthaven, $379,000

523 Davida Ave

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

pg. 25

306-2326 Harbour, $169,800 pg. 43

786 Walfred Rd, $1,199,000

Sunday 1:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

107-3640 Propeller, $424,900

pg. 24

15-4619 Elk Lake, $464,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 3

201-9905 Fifth, $379,900 pg. 41

1002 Ironwood, $759,000

pg. 33

pg. 35

221 Homer, $489,999 Saturday 12-1 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

pg. 9

101-608 Fairway Ave

1780 Dean Park, $599,900

667 Towner Park, $989,000 pg. 23

pg. 3

pg. 25

4050 Altamont, $539,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory 250 744-3301

pg. 24

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 VIP Real Estate Ltd. Robert Whyte, 250-812-5478 pg. 26

pg. 43

pg. 28

5780 Pim Head, $749,900

2115 Ida Ave, $519,000

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

Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 29

pg. 43

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Friday, July 20, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM


Biggest, Best & BC! Lappin Cherries

FIRST Grown in BC $5.49/kg

The Biggest & Best Variety –Dark, Crisp & Sweet

On Sale


Our farmers will only pick our cherries once they’re plump, sweet, and ready to eat. They wait until the cherries swell in size to 9.5 (28mm) or larger. The bigger the cherry, the more delicious flesh to eat!

49 Per lb


10. 5




Our Size

BC Fresh Wild Coho Salmon Fillets Skin on $10.39/lb

On Sale



Per 100g

Island Farms


500ml, 2% Yogurt 175g, Sour Cream 250ml, Milk 500ml or Vanilla Plus Yogurt 175g Selected

Frozen Yogurt or Novelties All Varieties

Half & Half Cream

Ice Cream,

On Sale




Specials in effect until Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

On Sale



Goldstream News Gazette, July 20, 2012  

July 20, 2012 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette

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