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Art, music and gardens

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Champion sculptor creates 28-tonne art for Cadboro Bay fest

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When Fred Dobbs was buried in sand on the beach near Dublin, Ireland, he didn’t just lay there like most five year-olds might. He sculpted a dashboard and steering wheel in front of him, while his father crafted the body of a car. “When the whole thing was over with, there I was sitting in this sand car down at the beach,” said Dobbs, who would later travel the world working professionally in the medium. “I believe that there’s some connection to why I like to be a sand sculptor.” Dobbs, a Saanich resident who also works in bronze, is the sculpting director for the Cadboro Bay Festival, which, for the first time on Aug. 11 and 12 includes a sand sculpting competition. In years past, sculptors have created a single exhibition sculpture along Cadboro Bay beach. This weekend, “Desserted Island,” a 28-tonne dessert-themed sculpture sponsored by Pepper’s Foods, will continue the tradition. Meanwhile, four other artists will go in head-to-head creating seven-tonne sculptures with themes relating to their sponsors: Shaw, B.C. Hydro, Uptown and the Cadboro Bay Village Business Improvement Association, for which Dobbs will be sculpting. At stake: the people’s choice award bearing the likeness of the much mythologized Cadborosaurus. Suitable sand for the sculpting – younger, more coarse sand – is trucked in from Duncan. On Friday night before the festival, sculptors will begin adding water and pounding sand into wood forms. Just those two components, sand and water, are used to create the structures. A sealer designed to guard against wind and rain damage is sprayed on finished sculptures only to preserve details already carved into the sand. Sealer doesn’t play a role in creating structurally sound pieces. Sculpting begins Saturday and wraps up by the 3 p.m. deadline on Sunday amidst the fanfare of the Cadboro Bay Festival. “When you’re a sand sculptor, you

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Saanichb-based professional sand artist Fred Dobbs digs into the model of his “Dessert Island” sculpture that he will build as part of the Cadboro Bay Festival this weekend at Gyro Park and in the Cadboro Bay Village. are almost given an immediate critique, because you’re sculpting in a performancetype (environment),” Dobbs said. “You typically have people watching you and as you’re moving along through the sculpting process. You’re getting feedback almost immediately.” While both cold and extreme heat, as well as heavy rains, have been hurdles


Dobbs, like any other pro sculptor, has had to overcome on competition day, they haven’t stood in the way of his championships, including a 1993 Guinness World Records title for height. Before his quarter century spent as a sand sculptor, Dobbs initially pursued work in graphic design, but chose sand over all other mediums.

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Art in the garden at Glendale

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A man was arrested after being found inside an allegedly stolen truck that rolled over on the Pat Bay Highway on Sunday. The incident began around 1:40 p.m. when the On Star navigation system inside a Chevrolet Colorado pickup alerted police the vehicle was being stolen. It was taken from a hotel parking lot in the 3300 block of Douglas Street in Victoria. The truck’s owner also reported it stolen. The truck was tracked through Victoria and Saanich into Central Saanich, where police tried to follow it, but heavy traffic made it impossible. Just before 3 p.m., Central Saanich police officers learned the truck rolled off the highway at Island View Road. They found a suspect inside, uninjured, and arrested the 33-year-old man. Police are recommending charges of theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous driving, causing a police pursuit and failing to stop for police.

Kettlebells on the beach, for charity Kettlebell fitness trainer Linda Gilmour hosts “Bells on the Beach” this weekend on Dallas Road in support of Lifetime Networks, a Saanich-based charity that creates support networks for people with disabilities. Try kettlebell workout exercises for the first time or participate in the onehour challenge, beginning at 1 p.m. this Sunday (Aug. 12). Minimum $20 donation to participate. Bring your own kettlebell (a weight with a handle) and water and meet between Cook Street and Clover Point. Contact ironbellfitness@ for more information.

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Linda Skalenda was in the passenger seat next to her husband Paul, when she spied a patch of orange, yellow and gold alders peeking out from a bank of dark fir trees along the oceanside and asked him to stop the car immediately. Then she pulled out her camera and began snapping photos. “This is how the process starts,” Skalenda said. “If I don’t have a camera, I’ll sketch it out on anything – a napkin if I have to.” The scene from last year’s trip to Tahsis, punched up in bright contrasting acrylics, now hangs on the wall of her home studio in Victoria. For Skalenda, who spent the last several years living in Lantzville and painting from The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, the move back to her old stomping grounds in Fairfield this summer brought some of that sudden inspiration straight to her doorstep. Behind her rests a near panoramic rendition of the view overlooking the Dallas Road bluffs, a piece she painted almost entirely in one day since her return to the capital city. “I don’t let anything stand between me and the first part of my painting because that’s when the passion comes out on the canvas,” she said. “It’s a thrill from the beginning to end of the project, a little bit like falling in love each time. Being attracted to the scene and knowing it’s going to work for me makes my heart beat faster.” Skalenda is best known as a landscape artist, with works displayed at Morris Gallery on Burnside Road East, but the range of works stacked up around her

Body found off Oak Bay that of young canoeist

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Linda Skalenda poses with one of her finished works at her new home studio in Cook Street Village. Skalenda moved back to her hometown this summer and will be one of the artists featured at the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 11 and 12, at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. studio, from fruit to farm animals, reveal a thirst for experimentation. She attributes her lifelong creative journey through crafts and jewelry-making, knitting Cowichan sweaters, and more recently, experimenting with cooking to the children’s art classes she first took through the Victoria Art Gallery that first whetted her appetite. “I would call myself an artist my whole life,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in learning how to create … Once my kids went off and did their own thing, I was able to come back and do what I wanted to do, what I needed to do, and that was to paint. It’s a thrill. It’s a thrill from beginning to end.” The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the body found in the water off Oak Bay on Sunday is a young Saanich canoeist who went missing in July. The body of Iman Bulghani, 19, was found by kayakers on Aug. 6 floating near Tod Island, just south of where he was last seen exactly

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one month ago. A police marine unit recovered his body. On July 6, a Bulghani went missing and was presumed drowned after he and a friend tried to canoe to Discovery Island in the late evening, and didn’t bring life jackets. Their canoe was swamped and it capsized near Ten Mile Point. Bul-

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Tapping into Victoria’s Twitterverse Interactive social media chat gaining a foothold Daniel Palmer News staff

Three community organizers plan on turning their social media experiment into a full-length documentary. Four months ago, Kyle Schembri, Mat Wright and Susan Jones began a weekly Twitter-based discussion on Greater Victoria issues. “We wanted to keep it open and really informal,” Schembri said. “It was completely an experiment. We had no idea what would happen.” Under the hashtag #YYJchat, the Twitter conversation has quickly grown into an open platform hub for town hall-like discussions. They take place every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and feature a well-known guest responding to questions from organizers and the public. Topics range from politics and regional amalgamation to the best place to buy a bottle of wine. “There’s an informal accountability for these guests to answer questions,” Schembri said. “I wouldn’t normally get to pose questions to these decision-makers, but with #YYJchat, I can do that.” The online discussions are curated and posted each week on, the brainchild of Schembri and Wright. The duo began producing

podcasts last March, but it wasn’t until Jones suggested they utilize Twitter to engage more discussion that the website really gained traction. “I always refer to it as a face-palm moment,” said Wright, who runs a local marketing and communications agency. The website received more than 100 unique visitors during last month’s #YYJchat discussion with former provincial NDP leader Carole James, but using Twitter makes it difficult to measure those people who observe without participating. “Twitter can be an intimate conversation, but at the same time, you’re broadcasting that to the world,” Wright said. “There may be 80 or 100 people engaging, but there are likely hundreds more watching.” #YYJchat has had an impressive lineup of guests since its inception, including mayors Barb Desjardins of Esquimalt and Frank Leonard of Saanich. Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May guesthosted on Aug. 7, at her request. But don’t be fooled by the political slant. #YYJchat’s organizers are open to any relevant topic and every willing participant. “The good thing about Twitter is anybody can come on board,” Schembri said. “My mom hopped on board last week and started texting me, asking why I wasn’t posting. And she doesn’t even use Twitter.” Across Canada, 52 per cent of people use Facebook while 18 per cent are on Twitter. In Victoria, those numbers are estimated to be at least 10 per cent higher in a city well-known

Fire damages house near Mt. Doug school A fire badly damaged a single family home on Hartwood Place near Mount Doug school on Sunday evening. The Saanich Fire Department found smoke and flames billowing from the first and second floors at the rear of the house. Firefighters knocked down the flames quickly, but it took time to extinguish fire crawling through the walls in the upper floor. The department responded with 17 firefighters, two ladder trucks and a rescue truck. The fire remains under investigation.



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Mat Wright, left, and Kyle Schembri check their Twitter feeds at the B.C. Legislature. The pair, with partner Susan Jones, created #YYJchat, a weekly Twitter discussion addressing regional issues. for its early adoption of new social media platforms. In 2010, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin declared June 30 Social Media Day, the first city in the world to do so. The trio hope to release YYJ: A

Social Media Documentary, next year. In order to fund the project, they are accepting weekly sponsors. To learn more, visit victoriawave. ca or tap into #YYJchat on Twitter.


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A parade from the Victoria Marriott hotel starts at 3:30 p.m. and travels along Government Street to Centennial Square. Events include a Q&A with Hesjedal from 3:50 to 6:30 p.m.


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The community is invited to a celebration today (Aug. 10) for cyclist Ryder Hesjedal’s victory in the Giro D’Italia in May. The Belmont secondary grad recently finished in the middle of the pack in the London Olympic’s road race and time trial events.

The next in a series of monthly vigils protesting the Enbridge oil pipeline and similar projects in British Columbia happens Tuesday (Aug. 14) from 5 to 6 p.m. at the cenotaph in front of the legislature. Email deborahyaffe300@ for details.

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Gordie Scutt won the North American Junior Golf Championship a the age of 10 at Cedar Hill in 1990. He went on to a professional golf career.

Cedar Hill Golf Club hits 60 Natalie North News staff

Six decades ago, visitors to the Cedar Hill Golf Club could walk across the street to the pro shop, located within the club owner Lyle Barnes’ family home, and play a few slot machines – until police raided the pro shop and seized the slots. The cops didn’t find one illegal machine, however. Lyle’s son Barney was a fan of the penny slot and had it hidden in his bedroom. Barney, who later became the head greens superintendent for Cedar Hill golf course, hung on to that machine and rumour has it, he’ll bring it back to the club for the anniversary celebration set for this weekend. “Cedar Hill is the story that won’t quit,” said Val Meiras, president of the Cedar Hill Golf Club. “It’s been a challenging year as Saanich closed down Cedar Hill restaurant. … For us, we’ve been through clubhouses and managers and the club has continued; we’ve actually added 47 new members this year.” More than 180 golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 12) to celebrate the Cedar Hill Golf Club’s 60th birthday. While the tournament sold out quickly, there

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t’s been a tough year for a few of Victoria’s highprofile athletes. After winning the Giro D’Italia and solidifying his place as Canada’s premier cyclist, Ryder Hesjedal crashed out of the Tour de France, and middle-of-the pack outcomes in the Olympic road race and time trial, and no medals. Last Saturday, 22-year-old Paula Findlay showed true grit and fought through an injury-plagued year to finish the women’s triathlon in last place (with a time of 2:12:09; that’s still a blistering pace. Consider this: the female winner of the Victoria Subaru Olympic-distance triathlon came in at 2:28:07 ). Findlay’s performance and subsequent apology set off a firestorm of controversy after fellow triathlete Simon Whitfield came to her defence, and criticized Triathlon Canada and Findlay’s coach for giving her poor guidance in recovering from a hip injury. Then on Tuesday, Whitfield, the pride of Victoria as Canada’s Olympic flag bearer, crashed early in his race, ending his Olympic career in a way he, and the nation, never imagined. But world-class athletes like Hesjedal, Findlay and Whitfield – not to mention medal winners men’s eight rowing, track cyclist Gillian Carleton and swimmer Ryan Cochrane – will continue to be local heroes, and will continue to exemplify the Olympic spirit. The legacy of our local athletes doesn’t hinge on medals, but how they give back to the community. Whitfield has raised thousands for KidSport Victoria and mentors up-and-coming competitive triathletes. Hesjedal’s success spurred the Tour de Victoria and the Ryder’s Cycling Society of Canada to promote cycling locally and across the country. Athletes such as Findlay and Carleton and rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee are mentoring the next generation of young women in their disciplines, and will continue to be superb athletes to be reckoned with on the world stage. Victoria is home, or the adopted home, of 32 athletes on this year’s Canadian Olympic team. With institutions like Commonwealth Place, the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and the national team rowing facility at Elk Lake, these athletes will continue to train and inspire youth to stay fit and healthy, to push their limits and strive to be the best in the world. We can be proud of what our Olympians have achieved in London, but the Games come and go. The impact of local athletes will be felt in the Greater Victoria community for years to come.

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hy did the chicken cross he so chooses. the road? To escape the And he’s not alone. clutches of a homophobic An Angus Reid poll from March of fast food restaurant. this year suggest 48 per Crap, I screwed up cent of Americans are still the punchline. It’s supopposed to gay marriage. posed to be: to escape That means Cathy’s not the clutches of a fast food alone by any means. Starestaurant that supports tistically speaking, some traditional family values. 48 per cent of the ownA few weeks back, Dan ers of the businesses at Cathy, the president of which you shop share a Chick-fil-A (an American similar view. chicken chain), was asked But 48 per cent is now by a small Baptist newsa minority. And that Kyle Slavin paper whether he supminority is shrinking. The Gen-Y Lens ports same-sex marriage. It seems Canada is He indirectly answered more progressive, at 36 the question, saying, “We are very per cent opposition. But that’s still much supportive of the family – the a high number. biblical definition of the family unit. And it’s likely – though I don’t We know that it might not be popuwant to generalize – that the majorlar with everyone, but thank the ity of those who don’t support Lord, we live in a country where we same-sex marriage probably opercan share our values and operate ate, like Cathy, on biblical princion biblical principle.” ples, or other religious scriptures. Well Cathy was right about his To boycott a company whose views being unpopular. president doesn’t share the same Since then, a nationwide boycott religious views as you is silly. To of Chick-fil-A was launched and sup- boycott a company whose presiported by an overwhelming numdent doesn’t share the same politiber of Americans who defend gay cal views as you is ridiculous. But marriage. to boycott a company whose Cathy, the businessman, was mar- president openly supports a form of tyred because of his personal views, inequality is reasonable. which don’t seem to be related to And it’s unfortunate the Chickhis business practices. His restaufil-A employees who don’t agree rants still hire homosexuals and with Cathy’s stance – even those serve fried chicken to gay customwho do – are being branded and ers, if they so choose to work or eat chastised for being affiliated with a there. homophobic company, but Cathy And though I disagree wholemust’ve known the impact a public heartedly with Cathy’s stance on statement on this issue would have. gay marriage, he’s absolutely right Not only that, apparently the that he can openly share his values company annually donates miland operate on biblical principle, if lions of dollars to organizations and

groups that actively and openly oppose same-sex marriage. That’s where I draw the line. Chick-fil-A doesn’t operate in Canada, so I can’t boycott it for reasons other than its unhealthy, deep-fried menu options. It’s one thing for a businessman to come forward and state his stance on an issue – I may disagree with you, for reasons of equality or religion, but your views are your own. I wouldn’t boycott you for that. However, it’s another thing entirely to use your company’s profits to finance groups whose sole objective is to deny equal rights to a portion of the population that includes some of your employees and customers. That’s boycottworthy. I realistically don’t expect to change anyone’s stance on gay marriage with this column. Your views, like mine, are founded in each of our upbringings and our understandings of our social and political environments. But I, like many, should thank Cathy for coming out and publicly stating his position on such a divisive issue – even if it makes no sense for a businessman to wade into the discussion. At least there’s an awareness now of where money goes once it’s exchanged for Chick-fil-A Chick-nStrips; I wouldn’t want to knowingly have my money finance discriminatory ventures. Maybe more business owners should be as open. Kyle Slavin is a reporter with the Saanich News.

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B.C.’s premier missed the mark on pipeline B.C.’s Christy Clark was right to dependency to a more efficient walk away from a national energy system based on conservation strategy promoted by Alberta’s and renewable energy. Alison Redford at a Canadians want provincial premiers’ and need an energy meeting in Halifax in strategy. late July. We need it to She just did it for the combat the everwrong reasons. increasing damage Clark said she won’t from global warming, sign on unless B.C. is to make better use guaranteed a bigger of our resources, to share of benefits from ensure energy security the proposed Enbridge for all Canadians, to Northern Gateway respect the rights of pipeline project. But aboriginal people, and David Suzuki all the money in China, with Ian Hanington to create long-term Alberta, and Enbridge’s jobs and economic bank accounts won’t prosperity. be enough to undo the damage That calls for a better plan from a major leak near one of the than quickly digging up all our thousand waterways the dual bitumen and coal and selling it to pipeline would cross, or from a China and fracking the hell out of supertanker spill along the B.C. every piece of ground that might coast. have some gas in it. B.C.’s premier should have Oil, gas, and coal are valuable renounced the proposal because and finite resources. it’s focused more on tar sands, All represent energy from the pipelines, and markets than on sun that has been stored through getting Canada’s greenhouse photosynthesis and concentrated gas emissions under control over millions of years. by shifting from fossil fuel We waste a lot of it, especially

when we burn it in private automobiles that use only about 15 per cent of the energy to move the car. Because a car typically weighs 10 to 20 times more than its passengers, we’re only getting about one per cent efficiency from the fuel. Instead of wasting 99 per cent of this complex and useful non-renewable chemical mix, we could use more of it to make everything from bicycle tires and computer keyboards to heart valves and artificial limbs. And surely we can even find more efficient and less polluting ways to use it for fuel. A rational energy strategy – one that benefits Canadians more than multinational corporations and the repressive regime in China – would recognize the value of our limited resources not just for fuel and products but as a way to generate steady revenue to help us shift to renewable energy. What would such a strategy look like? It’s already too late to stop

global warming, but we can contribute to making it less severe. That means shifting away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. Canada would have to reduce its emissions by 80 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050 to do its part to avoid dangerous warming over 2° C. Instead of doubling oil sands production, we need to reduce the energy we get from fossil fuels by more than 70 per cent. The target is possible if we transform our energy system over the next 40 years, according to the Trottier Energy Futures Project, a joint effort between the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Renewable energy use would have to double. Energy production from nonhydro renewables such as wind, solar, and biomass would have to increase 150 times from today’s levels. We would also have to make our country 50 per cent more energy efficient.

This could be accomplished by building only net-zero buildings by 2050 and retrofitting existing buildings to the highest efficiency standards. It would take vision and commitment, including unlocking financing to enable energy efficient retrofits and renewable energy development, training workers to retrofit homes and install local renewable generation, building a flexible electricity grid, and converting refineries to biofuel production from biomass byproducts. Although the 2007 plan Redford and her fellow leaders hope to build on mentions renewable energy and climate change, it doesn’t offer the bold vision needed to realize the many benefits – and the necessity – of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. We need a broad and comprehensive strategy. Had Premier Clark embraced and articulated such a vision, she would have been seen as a real leader. Learn more at

LETTERS Olympic pageantry is over-the-top On the eve of my eighth decade, I am contemplating the spectacular performances and events at the current Olympic Games. Fleetingly, my thoughts return to Games of long ago, when all were amateurs (e.g. Chariots of Fire) and the great names included Owens, Zatopek, Nuurmi, Haag, etc. Champions all. Today our world is in a chaotic state. Desperate human needs are being thwarted by a lack of funds, we are told (let them eat cake). Coincidentally, extravagant and garish opening and closing Olympic ceremonies – likely for

commercial profit – belie this sickening refrain. Public liability is the likely cost (remember Montreal in 1976?). It reminds one of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. What has all this showmanship to do with athletic excellence and prowess? Certainly, all praise to the athletes, and huge congratulations to medal winners, but please, cut the cost of the carnivals. Has greed and crass commercialism become the raison d’être, even at Olympic Games? Spoil sport? No, create simple, sensible priorities. Stephen Lamb Victoria

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High cost involved to keep, transport deer Re: Deer overpopulation I earned a living in game management before retirement, so it’s easy for me to form my own opinion on the problem. And before the many compassionate Walt Disney types get excited – long eyelashes and big ears are deadly – I would hate to be informed that the problem animals have been sent to another country on holiday. I’ve heard they want another $130 a month to keep the rabbits that were sent down there? Whilst the West Coast is certainly not the United Kingdom, I wonder how many readers know

that six species of deer roam the British Isles, leaving them withan exploding population in excess of two million? Or that, despite the culling of 350,000 a year, it continues to increase? Because of their secretive and nocturnal habits their numbers are difficult to assess. Please, good people of Victoria, if you’ve got money to spare, why not remember the cancer fund, or remember to donate first to things like our new cancer hospital. Are we going soft? Is there anybody in Sooke who would mind a few bunnies at $130 a month each? Stan Fisher Oak Bay


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Enbridge pipeline won’t be imposed, Harper says Harper told reporters he has facilities in Burnaby, to transspoken with B.C. Premier Christy port more heavy oil from the Clark and other premiers about Athabasca oil sands. But the pipelines, but those concompany has not versations are private. yet formally applied It’s his first public for federal environcomment since a dispute ment assessment. erupted between Clark Clark initially said and Alberta Premier Aliher government son Redford in July over would wait until Clark’s demand for more the federal assessrevenues. “I’m not going ment of Enbridge is to get into an argument concluded in 2013 or discussion about how before deciding we divide hypothetical whether to support Prime Minister revenues,” Harper said. it. Then in late July, Stephen Harper He did emphasize that the B.C. governin general, it is imporment presented a tant for Canada to diversify its list of preconditions, including a trade and open up new markets positive recommendation from in Asia. The federal government the federal review. is planning “huge investments” Other conditions are “worldto improve environmental pro- leading” oil spill prevention and tection for shipping resource response capability on land and material, but it won’t favour any at sea, meeting legal requireindividual project, he said. ments to consult and accomKinder Morgan hopes to twin modate aboriginal groups along its existing oil pipeline from pipeline routes, and a “fair share” Alberta to port and refinery of oil revenues for B.C.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has rejected suggestions his government is considering pushing through the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline across northern B.C. Harper was asked about Enbridge Inc.’s pipeline project in Vancouver Tuesday, and the accusation that he has already decided it is in the national interest for it to proceed. “I’ve been very clear that decisions on these kinds of projects are made through an independent evaluation conducted by scientists into the economic costs and risks that are associated with the project,” Harper said. “I think that’s the only way governments can handle controversial projects of this manner, to ensure that things are evaluated on an independent basis, scientifically, and not simply on political criteria.”


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Greater Victoria Realtors recently presented a small bounty to the Mustard Seed Food Bank from their annual food drive. More than 2,000 pounds of food and nearly $4,000 was raised by Realtors for Mustard Seed, which provides food for more than 7,000 people each month. The food bank’s storehouse, though, is currently in need of a boost. “I don’t remember it (ever) being quite this low,” said Rev. Chris Riddell, Mustard Seed executive director. “With school being out for summer, there are no school or lunch programs, so people rely on us.” “Cash allows us to buy what we need when we need it,” Riddell said. The organization can purchase food at a lower price in bulk, which allows those dollars to go further than if donors go and purchase groceries on their own. Donations can be made online at or by calling 250-953-1575. • A11

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sleek, mahogany piano sits tucked into a cozy corner downstairs in Cordova Bay’s newest eatery. It’s quiet on this day. But if Kate Phoenix, owner-general manager of The Beach House restaurant, has her way, the room will be a big part of the success of her latest venture. “This piano was sold by Alison Piano to McMorrans back in 1920,” she says. “When we called them to come and refurbish it, they said ‘hey, we sold that piano originally.’” The McMorrans name may no longer be on the business – the longtime family Don Descoteau run operation shut down in Biz Beat 2010 – but the hope is that the musical atmosphere it cultivated over the years will continue at the new Beach House. “It’s a musical place … (and) music is a big part of a lot of people’s lives at the restaurant,” Phoenix says. Already doing a brisk business since opening in late June, The Beach House is joining with the Victoria Conservatory of Music for a fundraiser event Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sales of two menu items, Dough-Re-Mi pizza and Fa-So-La-Tini cocktails – with or without alcohol – will benefit the Conservatory. During the day, conservatory trained musicians such as rising violin star Ceilidh Briscoe, plus VCM faculty, will perform upstairs in the main dining room and downstairs in the bistro. “We felt it would be a wonderful opportunity to partner with the new Beach House,” said conservatory CEO Jane Butler-McGregor. “Music was a huge part of the culture and the past of McMorran’s, and the fact Kate and her team are still wanting to put music forward tells us she wants to let that musical legacy live on.” Phoenix, an Edmonton native and former vicepresident of marketing for Rogers Chocolates, says the plan is to offer patrons a regular menu of light jazz or classics with their casual dining experience. The Beach House is at 5109 Cordova Bay Rd. Call 250-658-5224 for reservations or information.

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F Police officers Jett and Dorothy Junio are the first married couple to take on Tour de Rock Christine van Reeuwyk Black Press


n a unique turn of events, a married couple will cruise Vancouver Island as part of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Const. Dorothy Junio, the Oak Bay police school resource officer, will tackle the Tour de Rock alongside husband Const. Jett Junio of Saanich police. They are the first married couple “You only get to to take part in the do it once and do it Canadian Cancer together …” Society fundraiser. “You only get to do – Const. Dorothy Junio it once and to do it together …,” Dorothy began. “It’s a unique opportunity for sure,” Jett finished. “We have the luxury of debriefing everything we do from work to riding because we’re on the same page.” They also share in fundraising responsibilities and aside from police work, in a local business as well. Jett returns to the Saanich police ranks in January after an 18-month leave to run Riders Cycles, a bicycle business on Cloverdale Avenue that the couple purchased a year ago. The Junios came to Victoria four years ago after long careers with the Edmonton Police Service. Cops for Cancer fundraisers were


CYCLE FOR KIDS rooted in Edmonton. The Island-wide ride, Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, developed from those events in the mid-1990s. “We knew the event (in Edmonton) was raising funds for kids with cancer, but the magnitude didn’t hit us until we got here,” Jett said. “The fever we didn’t feel until we got to the Island,” Dorothy added. “The whole Island embracing it is amazing.” With their kids, Adam and Ethan hitting 16 and 17 this year, they felt an opportunity to make a commitment to the cause. Plus it’s a year of milestones for the pair; both turned 50, celebrated 25 years of policing and it’s the 15th year of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Then there’s the illness itself. Dorothy’s mom developed cancer (she’s faring well right now), and suddenly they saw it throughout their peers. “It became a big deal,” Dorothy said. The biggest hurdles won’t be the kilometres-long hills or rainy days spent on a bike. “It’s going to be the emotions,” Dorothy said. “You sometimes have to battle that along with the physical.” As for the highs, just participating and seeing people dig deep to give is already providing those. “The ride itself is secondary,” Jett said. “It’s a vehicle to reach out to people for a greater cause: the kids.”

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Police officers Dorothy and Jett Junio, owners of Riders Cycles in Saanich, will be the first married couple to take on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride this fall. • A13

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Saanich Senior drop-in rates and multi-session access passes. Dicker says 95 per cent of the people are comparatively “low impact” and in her classes are seniors and almost all scheduled mid-morning, “when seniors are women. She attends two pool-based have more time to participate.” The centre programs each week (aerobics plus strength also changes up the music for seniors and and balance) and three dry land strength offers senior-speciÅc rates to help offset and balance workouts. She also has a step Ånancial barriers. New signage in the counter and aims to walk 10,000 steps a weight room asks that windows be kept shut because some seniors found the airÆow day – easier said than done, she noted. Creating a community is a big aspect too cold. of welcoming the senior population to Feeling intimidated is another factor for local recreation centres and helping them many seniors, Rad added. achieve their Åtness goals. “If you’re 70 and haven’t done much “It comes down to making the entire activity, it can be rec centre more intimidating to go welcoming, [for into a public facility example] having where you might feel Where to begin: a lounge where awkward and lost,” he • Many local colleges and seniors can said. have coffee and Orientation sessions recreation centres offer socialize,” Taylor can help, as can Elder College courses at said. attending with a friend, low or no cost. In the six as Dicker discovered. months since she “I wouldn’t have • Call your local recreation started working out gone if I didn’t have centre and book an regularly, Dicker someone to go with,” appointment with a has seen a deÅnite she said. “Even then, I personal trainer to take a improvement in her was quite intimidated balance. And she by the activity itself.” tour of the facility. made new social The cost of • Sign up for a class or connections, often programs can also course with a friend. meeting with people be a barrier – Dicker for coffee after the said she might have programs. to reconsider her As the Canadian Åtness program if population continues to age, and the health her income was lower. However, some beneÅts of exercise for seniors become government programs (such as the even more apparent, it will be increasingly provincial Prescription for Health launched important for society to Ånd ways of in June 2011) provide Ånancial help. And overcoming barriers, allowing people like recreation centres do their part by offering Dicker to take control of their Åtness. O discounts, such as special “seniors day”

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Born in London, England, Anne Swannell grew up in a castle in Wales, where her father was chauffeur to Lord Penrhyn. Today, the Saanich resident, a retired copywriter, makes flower-panel mosaics using broken china donated by friends and found in thrift shops. In fact, she’ll be showing her work this weekend at Arts & Music in the Gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, Aug. 11 and 12. Swannell also paints and is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, having written three books of poetry, one about Swan Lake, one about the West Edmonton Mall, and one called Shifting, published by Victoria’s Ekstasis Editions. In addition to spending time with her three children and nine grandchildren and attending plays, Swannell enjoys going to the gym, swimming, and walking.

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Favourite Saanich place, destination or activity?

Gordon Head Rec. Centre because it keeps me in shape. And my garden because I like digging in the dirt.

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What “words of wisdom” from your parents have resonated with you?

“Don’t leave jobs half done.”

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What’s at top of your bucket list? Why?

To take more walking holidays, starting with one in the south of France in September.

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What are you reading right now?

I am alternating between a book of short stories by Mavis Gallant and Trevelyan’s English Social History.

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As an active member of the Hampton Singers at Silver Thread Services in Saanich, Ruth Zernial and fellow members of the ladies’ choir visit seniors’ care homes every two weeks to perform. A choir member for four years, but a musician most of her life, Zernial loves seeing the smile on people’s faces when they sing. “If you are singing, you are happy,” she says. Zernial sings often, never missing a friend’s birthday – she keeps a list – and plays keyboard to accompany her voice. She also enjoys lawn bowling, painting and playing bridge. Originally from Germany, Zernial has lived in Greater Victoria since 1989. O

When Leatrice Lam isn’t tending her garden or playing the violin, she can be found volunteering at Thrifty Foods on Admirals Road. Lam spends three hours a week calling people in the store’s Sendial program. She takes orders from customers, mainly seniors, and passes them to fellow volunteers who gather the groceries before they are delivered to the customers’ homes. Lam started volunteering with the program as a shopper eight years ago. A longtime resident of Winnipeg, Man., Lam moved to Victoria 10 years ago. She was an administrator of a nursing home in Winnipeg and taught nursing at a local college. O

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As a former library manager with the Greater Victoria Public Library, Jim Scott continues to work with books on a volunteer basis. After retiring in 2007, he began volunteering with the Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library, a group that organizes library book sales throughout the year, with proceeds beneÅtting library programs such as the Summer Reading Club. Scott also helps coordinate books to be donated to literacy groups throughout Greater Victoria. For the past six years, Scott has also volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, raising funds by going doorto-door. He also enjoys reading, walking, and cycling. O

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Tigers restore growl with bronze Saanich edge host Westshore at Jr. B lacrosse provincials Travis Paterson News staff

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Kat Gosselin of the midget lacrosse Team B.C. celebrates winning the national championship at Bear Mountain Arena on Aug. 2. The Spectrum lacrosse academy grad was part of B.C.’s 4-2 win over Ontario in the final.

It took the entire junior B provincial lacrosse tournament, but the Saanich Tigers got their win and a bronze medal. The Kamloops Venom won gold, beating the Delta Islanders 6-3 on Sunday afternoon. Earlier on Sunday, the Tigers enjoyed its only win of the four-game, four-team tournament held at Bear Mountain Arena, with a 7-3 defeat of host Westshore Bears. Reborn as a franchise last year by coach Chris Jackson, the Tigers won the Pacific

Northwest Junior Lacrosse League playoffs in July in series wins over the Peninsula Warriors and Cowichan Valley Thunder. The Bears earned a bye as hosts while the Venom and Islanders entered as the respective champions of the Thompson Okanagan and West Coast junior leagues. Kamloops went undefeated and qualified for the Founders Cup national championship held in Six Nations, Ont. next week, Aug. 14 to 19. Leading the Tigers in scoring in the bronze-medal game on Sunday was Saanich captain Ethan Garland with three goals, two of them into an empty net at the end of the game. Clutch goals from Quinton Hamilton and Craig King kept the Tigers in it, while goalkeeper Jared Jackson was

named the Tigers’ MVP of the game with 33 saves. Nolan Ryan, Sam Chiasson and Kelly Schiarizza each scored once for the Bears. The Bears named Tristan Calve their MVP for his hustle. The Bears had defeated the Tigers 11-8 in the first game of the tournament on Friday morning.

B.C. doubles at nationals Thirteen-year-old Elle Hamilton of Langford was the only player on home soil as Team B.C. won the girls bantam lacrosse nationals at Bear Mountain Arena, July 29 to Aug. 3. B.C. defeated Ontario 4-3 in the gold medal final, a rematch of Ontario’s 4-3 overtime win in their round robin match.

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Simon Whitfield’s early morning wipeout on Tuesday should go down as a minor blip in his glorious triathlon career. But for now, it’s drawing a lot of national attention. Perhaps too much. The 37-year-old Victoria resident, who already has a gold and silver from the 2000 and 2008 Games, crashed his bike immediately out of the first transition of the London 2012 men’s triathlon. The resulting injuries forced him to withdraw from the event. “Not how I envisioned this chapter ending,” Whitfield said through Triathlon Canada. “It’s been a remarkable Olympic journey, more than I could have ever imagined. I’ve had two incredible Olympics, one not really good (Athens 2004) and then this.” Fellow Victoria-based triathletes Kyle Jones (1:49:58) and Brent McMahon (1:50:03) finished 25th and 27th, while Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee, who was the favourite, won gold in a time of one hour, 46 minutes and 25 seconds. Even with the crushing blow of dropping out, Whitfield’s outlook hasn’t strayed from a month ago, when he said medal or no medal, he’d be playing in a London park with his kids on Wednesday. “I’ve got some stitches, my knees are sore, my collar bone hurts, but all in all I’ll be out in the park.”

most powerful crews of all time. The crew was led by captain and Victoria native Malcolm Howard, as well as 2008 returnees coxswain Brian Price and Andrew Byrnes. It was a sweet win for the crew that could no doubt be just as formidable on a rugby pitch. Just as great, for those who missed it, are spare rower Kevin Light’s photos taken during his time with the team’s pre-Olympic camp in Italy. The former Olympic gold medallist’s behind-the-scenes shots are well worth checking out on his Flickr site. One of Canada’s most outspoken athletes at the London Olympics comes from right here in Saanich. Lindsay Jennerich partnered with fellow Saanichite Patricia Obee in the lightweight women’s double. They missed out on qualifying their boat for the A final, but regrouped to win the B final and finish seventh overall. Prior to departing, Jennerich blogged a fiery statement, one which largely went unnoticed. “I feel that so many believe we are just some second choice (team) ... Well frankly, I’m sick of it and I’m done listening to those opinions.” Jennerich, 29, continued by standing up for Obee, 20, who she felt was deserving of greater respect going into the Games. The rowing season is far from over. Next up for Rowing Canada is the 2012 World Rowing Championships, Aug. 15 to 19 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Former UVic Vikes Darcy Mar-

Silver lining for intermediates The intermediate A (17- and 18-year-olds) Victoria Shamrocks nearly won its second B.C. championship in three years while the Juan de Fuca Whalers nearly won their fourth straight Int. B title as both made the provincial gold medal finals in Burnaby on Monday. Both came up short, however, with the New Westminster Salmonbellies edging the Shamrocks 12-9, and the Port Moody Thunder beating the Whalers 10-8.


Respect for rowers Locals win some All hail the men’s heavyweight and lose some at eight, which won silver and lived up the Olympic Games to all the hype as a one of Canada’s Travis Paterson

In the midget division, hometown girls Kat Gosselin, 16, of Colwood and Talia Mavin, 15, of Langford, spurred Team B.C. to a 4-2 win over Ontario in the gold medal game.

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Gillian Carleton of Victoria, centre, celebrates winning bronze with track cycling teamates Tara Whitten, left, and Jasmin Glaesser. Victoria’s Carleton, along with Tara Whitten (Edmonton) and Jasmin Glaesser (Coquitlam) took turns going as hard as they could for 12 laps of the 250m velodrome track. The trio averaged 54.52 kilometres per hour, completing the race in three minutes, 17.915 seconds, just a shade ahead of Australia. Swimming Canada

Ryan Cochrane wins silver. quardt and Rachelle Viinberg (nee de Jong) won silver in the women’s lightweight eight. Gabe Bergen and Doug Csima of the silver medal men’s eight are also UVic alumni.

Carleton sprints to bronze Cyclist Gillian Carleton came out of the slipstream of anonymity to win bronze for Canada in the track cycling team pursuit.

Cochrane a step closer Saanich swimmer Ryan Cochrane is now a two-time Olympic medallist, winning a silver medal in the 1,500m freestyle on Aug. 4. Cochrane beat his bronze medal time from Beijing 2008, finishing 8.5 seconds behind gold medal winner Yang Sun of China, who won with a time of 14 minutes, 31.02 seconds. “I showed I’m still progressing,” Cochrane said. “To be faster than four years ago is fantastic.”

Westshore Motocross is hosting round three of the WestshoreMX Series and the annual STS Racing Team Race on Sunday morning. Riders from ages four and up race in teams of five, with a $1,000 cash purse up for grabs. Registration runs from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., with practice runs at 9:30 followed by racing from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course is behind Western Speedway at 2207 Millstream Rd.

Vikes on junior national teams Two UVic Vikes athletes will represent Canada on the international stage this month. This week CIS soccer standout Jaclyn Sawicki (Coquitlam) was named to Canada’s under-20 women’s team for the upcoming FIFA U20 World Cup taking place in Japan, Aug. 19 to Sept. 8. Earlier this summer, field hockey player James Kirkpatrick, an Oak Bay High grad, was also named to Canada’s junior national team (under-21) for the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship in Mexico, Sept. 10 to 23.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION Dr. Bryan Friedmann Optometrist Eye Exams offered at new locations: Cordova Bay/Mt. Doug 250-595-1157. Shelbourne/Hillside Medical Bldg Shelbourne Optical 250-598-3346.

PERSONALS HOT GUYS! HOT CHAT! HOT FUN! Try Free! Call 250220-3334 or 800-777-8000. STEAMWORKS: A club for men to meet men. 582 Johnson St., Victoria. 250-3836623

LOST AND FOUND LOST: 3 ladies rings in small plastic bag, sentimental value, reward. Call (250)544-4809. LOST AUG 6- 8’ Dinghy “Sea Eagleâ€?, gray, between Pedder Bay & Sooke basin. Reward offered. (250)472-0407. LOST: LADIES prescription reading glasses, end of Beacon Ave near water, Sidney. Thurs, Aug. 2. (250)653-2046 STOLEN: BRODIE HELLION AND SIMS OATH BMX BIKES. Locks cut and taken from home in Colwood. Brodie Hellion is silver/grey with spray painted red maple leaf, ďŹ ve years old, much loved and used for transportation to work. Sims is black with purple rims and black pegs, brand new. Please call Westshore RCMP 250-474-2264 ďŹ le #2012-10190. Cash reward, 250-514-4142.

Build Your Career With us Journeyman Millwrights Meadow Lake, Sk. • Focus On Safety Performance • Industry Leader In The World Markets • Competitive Compensation Packages • Sustainable Business Practices • Progressive Environment Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development?

Apply online today and build your career with us! TRADES, TECHNICAL GRADE HOE OPERATOR Full-time, permanent in Logging Road Construction. Minimum 5 years experience working with rock & drills is required. Must have valid driver’s license. Rate per Union Agreement, This is not a camp position, Only qualiďŹ ed individuals will be considered. Fax resume with abstract 250-8710208

Roofer or Apprentice Roofer





With torch-on experience Competitive wages


Fax resume to:

Oct. 19-21

2 students per home. Please call Michelle 250-655-9481


AUTOMOTIVE SCRATCH & Chip Repair. Lucrative. Easy to learn. Mobile. Exclusive territory. Income Potential $100/hr. Very low operating expenses. F/T or PT. 1(250)686-0808.

250-727-7154 HELP WANTED SAVE ON FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE JANITORIAL STAFF ALL SHIFTS. Exciting opportunity to work in sports & entertainment. Hours are event driven Contact Deb: 250-220-2638 or fax resume to 250-220-7887

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Grapple Yarder Operators • Hooktender • 2nd Loader Buckerman • Line Machine Operator Chaser • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Excavator Operator with Logging Road Construction experience • CertiďŹ ed Driller/Blaster • Heavy Duty Mechanics Full time with union rates and beneďŹ ts. Please send resume by fax to 250-9564888 or email ofďŹ






HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, paid overtime, beneďŹ ts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250360-0301 today for an interview.

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

ART OBJECTS PERSIAN RUG 18’x12’ Medallion pattern. Like new. $12,000 obo. 250-287-2009

SECURITY OFFICER required immediately. Part time permanent high proďŹ le site. Weekdays Monday to Friday. 2pm6pm. Must have valid security workers licence. Email resume to:

FREE ITEMS FREE: 7-piece white plastic patio furniture set. Call (250)656-6832. FREE: BED, single, no stains, like new, with foam. vacuum. Boys bike. Call (250)9207690.


FREE GE 30� beige stove, working. Call (250)384-5965.

FRIENDLY FRANK NEUCEL SPECIALTY CELLULOSE is a softwood dissolving sulphite pulp mill, located in peaceful, picturesque Port Alice, on the majestic West Coast of BC near the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. Do you appreciate sport ďŹ shing, hockey, mountain biking, golďŹ ng, scuba diving, hiking, camping, skiing, caving? Port Alice and the surrounding areas are a home base and playground for you and your family. Port Alice is a friendly town and a great place to raise children. Currently there are exciting employment opportunities at Neucel and we are looking for qualiďŹ ed and committed people to ďŹ ll them. • 2nd Class Power Engineer • Electrician (2) • Millwright (2) • Vibration Analyst • Process Engineer • Maintenance Purchaser • Manufacturing Support Engineer • Shift Superintendent To apply for any of these positions please send your resume to: or Fax 250-284-7715. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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).

COMPLETE BRICK laying tools in galvanized bucket, $25. (250)479-0700. HOSPICE SOCIETY, learning centre for Palliative care, 4th edition, medical care of the dying, $45. Call 250-477-1819.

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

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



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




CAREY RD. area, #14-3993 Columbine Way, Sat, Aug. 11, 9am-12pm. Baby/kids stuff, bikes, girls dressers, tools, etc.

SIDNEY: LINDA Plc. (off Courser, Bowerbank area) Sat. Aug. 11 & Sun Aug. 12, 9am-3pm. Downsizing Sale. Everything must go. Furniture, household items, sewing and craft supplies and much more.


COLWOOD, 541 Windthrop Rd., Sun, Aug. 12, 9am-2pm. Multi Family Garage Sale. EXCEPTIONAL MOVING sale! 4050 Dawnview Cres, Aug 11/12, 9-3. Furniture, Lulu lemon, Pokemon, furs, household, tons of good stuff. HUGE GARAGE SALE 988 Ambassador Ave., Saturday Aug. 11 10:00am - 4:00 pm Proceeds to charity

Floor Care Maintenance Workers Marquise is seeking casual Floor Care Maint Workers to join our team at various Hospitals in Victoria. 2 yrs. exp. preferred. Must have ex availability. Able to work weekdays and weekends. Vehicle and valid driver’s licence required. Candidates required to complete a Criminal Record Check. Please send resumes to: 1125.marquise@ or Fax (1)604-214-8526

BEE HIVE moving dolly, $10. Call (250)652-4621.

POLO PARK CLOSE. Sat. Aug 11, 9am-3pm. Household items, furniture, garden tools, lawn mower. SAANICH- 412 Sparton Rd, Sat, Aug 11, 9am-3pm. Tools, household, toys & much more!

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

SIDNEY, 2602 James Island Rd., Sat & Sun, Aug. 11 & 12, 9am-2pm. Estate Garage Sale. Too many items to list. SIDNEY- Boulevard sale off Summergate, Sat, Aug 11, 8am-2pm.

VICTORIA: 1259 Queensbury Ave., Sat, Aug. 11, 9am - 2pm. Emptying Heritage House!

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CORDOVA BAY Character House. $599,900. (Bring Offers). 3 bdrm, 3 bath. Walk out private suite, view, on bike trail. Handicap features. Call 250-818-5397.

SIDNEY. 1-BDRM top SE corner. Balcony, near ocean, parking. $850. 250-812-4154.


ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 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. 3 PORCELAIN Collector dolls, 2 are $75 each and 1 is $50. All 3 for $200. All of them in good condition. Call (250)6564853 or (250)889-5248 (cell). 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.

MAYFAIR AREA OPEN HOUSE: Aug 12, 2:304pm. 4 bdrms, 3 bath, 1 bdrm suite. $499,900. 3174 Yew St. Call 250-812-4910.

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 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.

OPEN HOUSE August 11/12 1-3pm, 10353 Devlin Place, Sidney. $499,000. Call 250655-1499. Details at: w w w. p r o p e r t y g u y s . c o m ID#192295 mls #307481

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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


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

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

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.


HOMES WANTED 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. 1(250)653-9799.

SOOKE OCEANFRONT. Affordable large 2- bdrm no-step condo. F/P, patio. D/W, laundry, parking, bus. References. $995./mo. 250-380-1718.

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

LAGOON- (308 Milburn Dr) 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1600 + 1/2 utils, F/P, awesome ocean & city views. NS/NP. Available immed. (250)744-6560. VIEW ROYAL, Portage Inlet, 3 bdrms, garage, deck, W/D, $1350 + utils. 250-479-4956.


SHOP-RIDER 4W SCOOTER new batteries, annual checkup. New Evolution 4 wheel walker w/basket+ additional Walker. Very fancy wine rack, w/lock & key. Fireplace tools. Call for more details, (250)380-4092.

COLWOOD- 1 bdrm, shared W/D, own ent, patio, NS/NP. $850 incls utils, 250-391-7915 MNT DOUG area: Large 1 bdrm, reno’d. Inclusive, small dog welcome, N/S. $850. Call (250)721-0281, (250)858-0807 SAANICH- 3 bdrms, 1 bath, near schools, bus, mall. $1100 inclds utils. NS/NP. (250)3611569, (250)920-6282.

SIDNEY BSMT 2bdrm. Quiet, NS/NP. $850. Reduced rent for quiet single. 250-655-1863.

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

YAMAHA ELECTONE Organ C35, good condition, great for home, hall or church. Asking $2500. Call 250-386-9881 (afternoon or evenings.

2001 Nissan Sentra Automatic, Well Maintained, Clean 111,000 km $4750.00 250-999-3467 Make an offer.

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

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


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


Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.

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

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

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

CALL: 250-727-8437

2009 ACADIA SLT, AWD, seats 7, loaded. 60,500km. $30,000. 250-923-7203


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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557



$50-$1000 CASH

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

1999 ML 320 V6 Mercedes Benz SUV, good shape, low mileage. New tires, loaded, 4 wheel drive, $9000 obo. Call (250)478-5836 or cell (250)818-5754.

UVIC AREA, avail now, fully furn’d, all utils incld’d & hydro, N/S, no drinkers. $650 mo. (250)721-0418.

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


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.

1977 CADILAC Eldorado, beige metallic. Cruise control, automatic. Very good cond., only 80,000 km. Please call (250)477-7076.

TRIANGLE MTNocean views, priv deck, carport, 700 sq ft, 1 bdrm, $850 utils incld, NP/NS. Sept. 1. 250-889-0203




SAAN PEN, sunny, garden bach, 850 sq ft, quiet, new appls, W/D, storage, priv, N/S, $900 utils incl’d. 250-655-1702


GARDENER’S PARADISE 1 acre. 4-bdrm character home, 1800 sq.ft. Wired shop, Shed. 1720 Swartz Bay Rd., $565,000. (250)656-1056.

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

BROADMEAD: 2 bdrm furn’d. util’s incl’d. NS/NP, $1100 mo. Avail Sept. 1. (250)744-9405.

2 BDRM / 2 Bath Condo. #216 - 1375 Bear Mtn Pkwy. $314,000. Sat 11:00-5:00.

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

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!

BRENTWOOD Bachelor quiet, priv entr, central area. NS/NP. $600 incl. 250-652-6680 eve’s.

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


FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

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

For scrap vehicle FREE Tow away




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

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

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

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



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.

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

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

TAX 250-477-4601

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. COMPLETE HOME Renos. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced insured. Call Darren 250-217-8131. DECKS, STAIRS, interesting projects. 30 years experience. Frank, (250)477-3315. GEOF’S RENO’S & Repairs. Decks, stairs, railings, gates & small additions. 250-818-7977. McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518 ROB’S RENO’SDecks, stairs, fences. Carpentry; interior, exterior. Concrete forming & placement. 250-8181798, (778)433-1788. STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, painting, concrete, brick. 250-588-3744.

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

CLEANING SERVICES MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Please call Des 250-656-9363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.

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

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

HOME RENOVATION Design for Permit Call Steven- 250. 381.4123.

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 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. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross, (250)812-4879.


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 1st & last call- Auricle homes-commercial & strata’s Call 250-882-3129. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn & GardensYard or garden overgrown? Landscaping, hedges & trees, blackberry & ivy removal, 24yrs. WCB. 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups.

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

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


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

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood DPM SERVICES, lawn & garden, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.


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

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578. SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS FREE estimates on small home reno jobs & new construction Call 250-508-8820 or email

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. 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.

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. EWING’S MOVING & Hauling. 1 or 2 bedrooms. 2 men & truck. $80/hr. Call Dave at 250-857-2864.

LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

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


MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB 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.

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

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

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

DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results.

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

NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502.




LANDSCAPE & TREE care hedges/pruning/shaping. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465.

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

MALTA MOVING. Residential & Commercial - BBB Member. (250)388-0278.

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

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

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

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

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

CBS MASONRY BBB. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 2949942/589-9942.

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

Peacock Painting

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm. HOUSE Exteriors- walk/driveways, low pitch roof de-moss. 30 yrs exp. (250)744-9801.

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

STEREO/TV/DVD WANTED: FLAT screen TV (inexpensive) for a single parent. Please call 250-514-6688

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303-1710 Fort St, $329,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings, 250-744-3301

pg. 14

pg. 8

107-75 Songhees, $798,000 pg. 12

pg. 15

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

pg. 6

pg. 5

pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Patrick Skillings, 250-382-8838

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

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

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

pg. 6

7-314 Six Mile Rd., $499,000 pg. 14

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

pg. 13

24-15 Helmcken Rd., $514,900 pg. 15

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Tosczak 250-474-4800

pg. 35

16-2319 Chilco, $449,900 pg. 11

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

pg. 8

101-75 Songhees, $690,000 pg. 6

103-1527 Coldharbour, $239,900 Saturday 2-4 Remax Alliance David Rusen, 250 386 8875

pg. 5

105-1220 Fort St., $309,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

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

pg. 35 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 12

733A Humboldt

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 1

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

pg. 7

301-1715 Richmond Ave

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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124 pg. 14

pg. 6

107-1500 Elford, $289,000

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

pg. 8

116-75 Songhees, $1,100,000

pg. 15

pg. 8

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780

pg. 10

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

pg. 10

pg. 31

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

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

pg. 13

pg. 13

pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

pg. 12

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

pg. 3

Saturday 3-4:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Jim Russell, 250-592-4422

pg. 8

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

pg. 8

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

pg. 20

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

4029 Providence, $899,888 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 19

pg. 13

pg. 31

4025 Haro Rd. Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 15

pg. 33

pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

402-11 Cooperage, $438,000

3000 Uplands, $1,595,000

901 McKenzie Ave., $469,000

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

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

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

pg. 12

pg. 22

pg. 22

1780 Dean Park, $599,900 pg. 3

204-2360 James White, $249,000 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

pg. 22

pg. 22

pg. 22

9708 First St, $641,900 Open House/Hard Hat Tour by appt only Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 23

pg. 23

pg. 14

pg. 3

pg. 22

5071 Stag Rd., $699,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 8

1622 Millstream, Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 36

1616 Millstream, Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 36

pg. 9

pg. 31

301-6880 Wallace, $549,900 pg. 20

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

pg. 20

Sunday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 21

pg. 8

pg. 14

pg. 20

202-535 Heatherdale, $424,900 pg. 20

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

36 Maddock W, $459,000 pg. 35

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

201-2829 Peatt Rd, $219,900 pg. 10

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

pg. 13

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

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

pg. 23

963 McCallum, $449,900 pg. 22

Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

304-611 Brookside, $189,000

1290 Lands End, $839,000

637 Kenneth St, $499,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

301-9858 Fifth, $279,000

303-69 Gorge Rd W, $242,000

981 Perez, $995,000

2112 Pentland, $898,000 pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

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

409-4536 Viewmont, $268,500

4012 Bow Rd., $805,000

2740 Dewdney, $1,070,000

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

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

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

6529 Bella Vista, $689,000

3814 Roland, $449,000

pg. 33

14-60 Dallas Rd, $564,000

pg. 11

pg. 13

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

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

pg. 35

8161 Lochside, $999,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner 250 477-5353

3922 Quadra, $399,000

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Lu Ann Fraser, 250-384-8124

1677 Texada, $829,000

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

1877 Feltham Rd, $534,900 pg. 18

pg. 22

402-1240 Verdier, $349,500

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

3995 Hopesmore Dr., $629,900 pg. 9

Saturday 12:30-2 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Don Sparling, 250-656-5511

16-7509 Central Saanich, $179,000

305-2050 White Birch, $167,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

405-894 Vernon, $269,900

405-1020 Esquimalt, $249,900

3174 Yew St, $499,900

506-777 Blanshard St, $212,500

pg. 21

2139-2600 Ferguson, $269,000

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

101-1110 Willow St, $419,900 pg. 11

pg. 1

7161 West Saanich

2428 Mt. St. Michael, $639,000

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

110-1505 Church Ave, $227,900

852 Caroline Rd., $542,900

2560-2562 Graham St., $399,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 20

7448 East Saanich Rd., $484,900

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

10397 Allbay, $1,190,000

501-1235 Johnson

406-708 Burdett Ave., $565,000

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Clayton Jeffs, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Barbara Ronald 250 744-8211

205-2490 Bevan Ave, $279,900

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

1494 Fairfield, $309,900

Saturday 1-2:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Sunday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 19

2013 Wenman Dr, $634,900 pg. 12

pg. 22

6471 Bella Vista, $799,000

934 Craigflower, $379,000

441 Stannard, $749,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-477-1100

pg. 20

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

204-1121 Esquimalt, $224,800

406-1149 Rockland, $339,900

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

pg. 18

pg. 6

306-75 Songhees, $750,000

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

pg. 20

101 Kiowa Pl, $1,295,000

208-1156 Colville, $339,000

631 Cornwall, $545000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 20

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Shirin Purewal 250 382-8838

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

799 Wain Rd., $1,300,000

3877 Holland Ave., $1,095,000

3942 Aspen, $780,000

pg. 9

1044 Davie St, $799,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

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

4413 Houlihan Pl, $579,000 pg. 10

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

3296 Lakeridge Pl, $514,000

Saturday 2-4 The Condo Group, Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bernie Wilkinson, 250-477-5353

pg. 21

1536 Winchester, $649,000

2-1231 Mckenzie St, $369,900

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

pg. 31

150-4488 Chatterton Way, $423,888

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

7770 Trentelmann, $559,000

4032 McLellan St, $447,000

1800 Feltham Rd., $510,000

814/816 Dunsmuir Rd, $459,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

pg. 12

941 Easter, $614,900

623 Manchester, $474,500

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

1-225 Vancouver, $519,900

1736 Emerson St., $484,900

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

4056 Glanford Ave., $429,900

Saturday 12-2 Brown Brothers Real Estate Dylan Hagreen 250 385-8780

113-21 Erie, $525,000

305-3010 Washington, $264,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Laurel Hounslow,250-592-4422

303-1580 Christmas, $229,900

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

66 Wellington Ave., $995,000

1050 Pentrelew, $668,000 Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

203-1270 Beach Dr., $425,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Neil Rawnsley, 250-592-4422

631 Avalon Rd., $639,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug. 9-15 edition of

401-1146 View St, $246,900

3024 Cedar Hill Rd., $354,750

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

Published Every Thursday

1513 Myrtle Ave, $479,000

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


pg. 3

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

pg. 13

10371 Patricia, $470,000

203-594 Bezanton Way, $285,000

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 23

2129 Skylark Lane, $479,900

3058 Glenmanor, $484,900

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

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

pg. 23

8650 Richland Pl, $958,000

107-3640 Propeller, $424,900

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

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

pg. 22

pg. 14

pg. 30

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This Weekend’s


Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug.9-15 edition of

2875 Acacia, $420,000

477 Royal Bay $649,000

101-954 Walfred, $407,000

664 Orca Pl, $549,900

2239 McIntosh, $389,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

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

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

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

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

959 McCallum, $459,000

Westhills, $269,900

pg. 24

404-866 Goldstream, $349,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

pg. 31

318-2710 Jacklin Rd., $289,900 pg. 24

1590 Neild, $1,290,000

Friday 6-8 & Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 8

3286 Hazelwood Rd, $499,900

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

pg. 3

Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

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

579 Tena Pl, $438,900

B-416 Gamble, $339,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale, 250-812-7277

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

pg. 2

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

201-2234 Stone Creek Pl, $364,900 pg. 12

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Charles Isherwood, 250-479-3333

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 30

2157 Stone Gate, $674,900

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,099,000

101-608 Fairway Ave

1522 Stein Way, $499,000

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

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

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

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

Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 5581180

pg. 24

pg. 25

2493 Boompond Rd., $519,000

662 Goldstream Ave., $254,900 pg. 16

pg. 26

pg. 11

pg. 8

6255 Selkirk, $508,000 pg. 26

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 26

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3 Course Dinner, entertainment, door prizes and silent auction.


Don’t miss the fun - Join us on August 22! Tickets are $50.00 per person. Available at Oak Bay Bistro and Side Street Studio.

August 25th, 2:00 PM Carlton House of Oak Bay - 2080 Oak Bay Ave. Please join us for this outdoor event featuring delicious food, elegant entertainment, beautiful flowers and an opportunity to get to know the Carlton House community. Tickets are FREE RSVP: 250-595-1914 There are limited seats available, so be sure to book your seat soon.

NailArt Demo Aug. 15th from 4 – 8 pm

2200 Oak Bay Avenue 250.598.3380

Free nail art demo of Sally Hansen Salon effects™ Real Nail Polish Strips at the Night Market Fantastic selection of patterns!


Lierac Skin Care Consultations ns Wednesday, Sept. 12th New Luxury skin care and hair products from France that are organically grown and plant based. Lierac understands your skin language with a wide variety of products for all skin types. Call Cosmetics at 250-598-3380 to book an appointment between 11am – 3 pm. Space is limited.

WE OFFER: Free RX Delivery • Blister Packing Service • A Postal Outlet • Full Service Cosmetics • Bus Passes • Toiletries & Novelty Items


Saanich News, August 10, 2012  

August 10, 2012 edition of the Saanich News

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