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vour on its 29th mission to the space station. On that flight, Payette served as the flight engineer, the most senior position a non-American can obtain on a space shuttle. She was one of two Canadians and the only woman aboard. “After a while, characteristics like nationality, mother tongue or gender become very secondary,” Payette said in an interview from Washington D.C. “Other people expect you to do your job. If you do it well and with competence and you’re reliable, those little differences are secondary.”

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Canadian astronaut Julie Payette floats in the space shuttle Endeavour during a mission to the International Space Station in July 2009. Payette is speaking about her experiences in space at the University of Victoria Monday night.

Lessons from Earth orbit Astronaut Julie Payette reflects on her work in space at UVic Monday Natalie North News staff

Julie Payette doesn’t expect future generations to remember individual astronauts who assembled the International Space Station. But the 48-year-old Canadian astronaut, who logged 611 hours in space contributing to the mission, believes the engineering feat will go down in the history books. “It’s extremely humbling at times and

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School supplies needed globally As Greater Victoria students get equipped to head back to school, many kids around the world are going back to class without any supplies. The Compassionate Resource Warehouse wants to send supplies to Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand and Moldova to help students there improve their chances at getting an education. The warehouse is collecting school supplies (as well as medical supplies, clothing, linens, hand tools and cash) Saturday, Aug. 25 at Lumberworld, 3955 Quadra St. The next shipping container of supplies sent overseas will be the 337th sent by the group founded by Saanich Coun. Leif Wergeland. “We have a little saying and it’s so true: if we all give a little, we can help a lot,” Wergeland said. Donations can be dropped off on the last Saturday of each month, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Lumberworld. Call 250-888-6490 for more information.

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At the creek’s edge in Mount Doug Park, Georg Dischner spots food wrappers on the ground, shakes his head, and stuffs the trash in his pocket. The park has become the daily stomping ground for the young Bavarian. The Douglas fir and cedar forest, creeks and beach are like his office, but people keep junking up his workspace. Dischner, 22, is the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society’s first ever summer intern, a student in forest management from the Munich Technical University, in Germany. He found the 181-hectare park, and the society, over the Internet. “Mount Doug is such a great natural area. It impressed me a lot and I was able to learn about it 9,000 kilometres away,” Dischner

says. “I decided it looked like a good place for an internship.” “It is perfect here. The Saanich district is beautiful,” he adds. “Getting to work here every day is impressive.” In partnership with the Saanich parks department, the society has kept Dischner busy with plant surveys along Douglas creek, learning techniques for restoring salmon habitat, locating danger trees and pulling invasive plant species, although he admits part of his time also involves picking up garbage. “I don’t get that. People come here to enjoy nature and then pollute it,” Dischner says. “People who visit the park should be concerned about the natural areas. I find the doggy bags every day.” The Friends of Mount Doug will use Dischner’s expertise on forest sustainability to make headway in reducing flooding through the forest floor, and silt buildup in the salmon-bearing creek. It’s a problem that threatens to undo years of painstaking restoration efforts. “An intern is new for us, but we certainly welcome Georg,” says park society president Darrell Wick. “We are lining him up with as many different experiences as pos-

sible. I haven’t found something he can’t do yet. He’s keen to learn everything.” With Dischner and Wick in their official looking work vests, we walk to a vantage point above Douglas creek, a few hundred metres from the ocean. Wick describes the difficult process to haul in gravel, rocks and woody debris down the ravine, which has given coho and chum a fighting chance to spawn, without eggs being washed away in storm surges. Some years they’ll see 100 salmon in the creek, some years less. During winter, volunteers also seed the creek with salmon carcasses to introduce nutrients to the soil. Salmon tossing has become a community event. “Carcasses are important to the trees. If you haven’t thrown a carcass, you haven’t lived,” Wick laughs. “Chum is nature’s fertilizer. You can measure it in the trees.” This year they plan more of the same – positioning logs and boulders to create deeper creek beds and pools. Much of the work is an effort to slow down winter stormwater that can barrel through the park ecosystem like a freight train. When Gordon Head was farm-

land, rain percolated into the forest slowly. Replace that with roads, roofs and driveways, and the rain suddenly has no brakes, Wicks points out. Most of the stormwater in this part of Saanich empties into the creek through a weir. “(The weir) is under designed. It doesn’t take much rain to flow over,” says Wick, a 22-year volunteer with the park society. We walk over boardwalk ties half sunk into the earth in the forest below Mount Doug, and Wick points out exposed roots of Douglas firs, victims of a chain reaction of silt filling a marsh area, leading to flooding through the forest. “That tree went over, that tree went over,” he says of Douglas firs lying across the forest floor, felled by wind and weak roots. “Douglas firs don’t like wet roots.” Georg enjoys this more obscure area of the forest, below the road that splits the park. Traffic noise doesn’t come through and there are few dog walkers. He sets off to start his tasks for the day. “I like this park area. I get to work in the creek, and pulling invasives. It’s quiet,” he says. “Every place in the park is beautiful.” editor@saanichnews.com


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Get ready to feast on spanakopita, souvlaki and gyros at Greek Fest next week. The free, family-friendly event, put on by the Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Community Society, features a variety of Mediterranean food, live music and folk dance. But the festival isn’t just a celebration of Greek culture, it’s a celebration of community, says one organizer. “It’s not only Greek stuff,” Jim Koutougos, vice president of the society, said. “We definitely celebrate the Greek culture, and in general Greekness, but we’ve actually created a little bit more of a multicultural festival.” Now in it’s 11th year, the festival is based on the Greek tra-

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While the shuttle was docked to the ISS, Payette operated three robotic arms, alongside a record 12 other astronauts from five different nations. “People work as a team,” she added. “That’s the beauty of it. They do not stop at these kinds of details. If we brought back some of those lessons to Earth a little bit more, it could be useful.” Despite her commitment to education and physical determination, Payette sees experiencing life inside a spacecraft not so much as a personal accomplishment but more a professional duty she has been hired and trained to execute.

But she also admits it’s the best job in the world. “To ride a rocket is an amazing ride. To go around the Earth at 28,000 kilometres an hour, circling once every hour and a half – to see how beautiful our planet is, is a huge privilege. Then there’s weightlessness. It’s actually quite comfortable and a lot of fun to float.” In those moments of relaxation, Payette added to the experience by packing music from a range of Canadian artists – from Celine Dion on her first flight, to B.C.’s Theory of Deadman on her second – as a to tribute to the people she represents. “It’s very peaceful to float to a window and see the Earth passing by below. … It’s the

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A fragmented cycling network has long been an issue of contention for two-wheeled commuters in Greater Victoria. Bike ridership sits at 3.2 per cent in the region, a proportion that could increase to 15 per cent with proper infrastructure upgrades like separated bike lanes, according to research from municipalities where cycling investment has occurred. “Studies seem to show confident cyclists are fine on the road,” said Victoria Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe. “But to get beyond that core ridership, you really do have to provide a greater sense of safety for more hesistant cyclists.” A University of B.C. study confirms this belief, showing 82 per cent of Canadians support government spending to create dedicated bike lanes. Last year, the CRD completed its pedestrian and cycling master plan. It identifies $275 million in needed infrastructure improvements to create an integrated cycling network, including 329 kilometres of separated bike lanes. “It’s a steep hill to climb, but I’m someone who likes to approach these things incrementally,” said Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, referring to the possibility of creating a regional transportation commission to oversee such projects. Ryan Mijker, board member of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, said the benefits of cycling facilities far outweigh the initial costs. Dedicated trails like the Galloping Goose attract tourism dollars and can revitalize dead zones along the routes.

“You can also move a lot more people a lot cheaper by bike than you can by car,” Mijker said. “The most important thing is to fix the gaps now. If we look at the cycling network in Victoria, it’s fragmented at best.” Municipalities always consider cycling upgrades as streets are dug up to replace aging infrastructure, said Brad Dellebuur, manager of transportation and infrastructure design for the City of Victoria. But with a 2013 budget of $250,000 for cycling improvements, Dellebuur said the city can only build a skeleton network as opportunities arise. Right now, those works include Craigflower Road, and the city is waiting to hear back from the province about sharing the cost of a bike lane down Johnson Street. “If the CRD goes through with sewage treatment, there may be some works happening along Dallas Road,” he said. “But that won’t be next year.” And a regional plan with clear and stable funding could still be a long way off. The CRD’s upcoming regional transportation plan – which factors in the pedestrian and cycling plan – is only just getting underway and due to be completed in December 2013. “Right now, we’re in a waitand-see mode,” said Leonard, who along with Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, is advocating for CRD control over Greater Victoria transit. An independent advisory panel recommended Aug. 14 that the province create legislation to allow greater local government input in B.C. Transit decisions. “If the province gives the CRD transit, that’s the first step,” Leonard said.

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Playing catchup with care homes W

hen people are nearing the end of their lives, our health system needs public facilities that are safe and respectful, for the residents and their families. The need, while great now, will only increase over the next decades as this population of Greater Victoria ages. In the region, about one in every five people is older than 65. About six per cent are older than 80. Which is why breaking ground on The Heights at Mount View couldn’t come soon enough. Planned for 260 beds, this $60 million residential care facility on Carey Road in Saanich – part of what has been coined “the campus of care” – will replace two older care homes in downtown Victoria. It’s reasonable that some residents in the Carey Road area are peeved a seven storey building is going up in the midst of mainly single family homes. Saanich council heard the protests but recognized that the convergence of having public land, funding partners and the political will as too rare to pass up. Rezoning for density and height makes sense in this case, despite breaking the mould for the neighbourhood. Oak Bay council may want to take a lesson from this. That council denied a few variances to allow Oak Bay Lodge to be redeveloped with 320 care beds. It called the proposed building too big for the neighbourhood. If communities want their seniors to age in place and near amenities, communities have to play ball and be willing to provide the means to do so. There are no perfect locations, especially in urban centres, for large residential care buildings. But they remain a necessary option for seniors who can’t care for themselves. These projects just aren’t about replacing aging beds and old buildings with modern equivalents. As the operator, Baptist Housing, put it, it’s about moving away from the institutional model of caring for seniors. To say it another way, it’s trying to get rid of the warehousing of our most vulnerable citizens. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Power of the small screen M

onday night’s movie screen- against the neighbouring gas mines, ing started earlier than I’d which have slowly poisoned them figured. over the past two decades. I thought there was time Knowing that I was in to sneak home from work, the Eric Martin Pavilion, eat dinner and put my which traditionally cared kid to bed, before rushing for people with mental off to cover that Monday health issues, and knowmovie thing I’ve been hearing Saunders’ own pering about. sonal history with mental Turns out it’s the best health issues, I was ready kept secret around. for anything. I walked into the hallway So when white-linenof the Eric Martin Pavilion suit-guy got up and Travis Paterson walked around during at 8 p.m. There’s something about the smell of the climax of the movie, Island Insider an old hospital that can I judged not. He crossed slow time. By my count I the hall, opened a door was 90 minutes late for the start of to a lecture theatre, and disapthat night’s documentary, Wiebo’s peared inside. Boy did I feel smart War. when, through the open door, I No sooner was I through the door could see the dark theatre was full of the pavilion when I stumbled of people with the same movie on a onto the group. Five people, two giant screen. couches and a 30 inch tube TV. In Oh, that’s Movie Monday. the hallway? “We provide the TV and couches So this is Movie Monday?, I in the hallway so people can come thought. It’s smaller than I had preand go,” Saunders explained to me dicted, and it seems like a lot of later. “Some people don’t like to effort for just a few people. sit down too long, and we like to Organizer Bruce Saunders was accommodate if we can.” one of the five sitting in the wellWhen the movie ended I entered lit hallway, and I knew I was in the the main theatre. It was nearly full, right place. There was a giant Monand almost everyone stayed put as day Movie sign and everything. the lights came on. Saunders took I sat on the floor of the hallway the microphone, held it to a speakbehind the couches. erphone and phoned the director of Wiebo’s War, if you haven’t seen Wiebo’s War, David York. it, is a fascinating tale about Wiebo “Hi David.” Ludwig and the people of Trickle “Hi Bruce.” Creek in northern Alberta. And it York fielded 80 minutes worth of quickly drew me in. questions from the audience while The community, who are referred Saunders moderated. to as Ludwigs, explain their fight It was a great Q&A, full money’s

worth (admission is by donation and averages $2 per head). “Directors want to talk about their movies,” Saunders said. “But it’s common to get 10 minutes or so at a film festival.” And anyone who stuck around on Monday learned the true brilliance of York. Which means Saunders is essentially running a year round film festival. Saunders created the weekly viewings in the Eric Martin lecture theatre in 1993, following a stint as an in-patient after his second attempt at suicide. He got an idea to use movies to create a positive environment for people with mental illness, at least a better option than regular TV. He ran his first Q&A in 1993, his first year of running Movie Monday. It was for Benny and Joon, a movie that deals with schizophrenia, with director Jeremiah Chechik. In the 1990s he also ran One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, perhaps the most famed movie about mental health, and spoke with director Milos Forman. Saunders is all for breaking down stigmas around mental health, but he runs all kinds of shows. “The Canadian films in particular of all the films we run are much more creative and important than what Hollywood offers, but people just don’t know about them.” This Monday (Aug. 27) he’s showing Love That Boy, a 2003 comedy from Halifax. - Travis Paterson is the Black Press regional sports reporter. sports@vicnews.com

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Fewer folks ignoring Earth-warming evidence M

ost North Americans up where they’ve never been know that human-caused found before; record ice loss in global warming is real, the Arctic and Greenland; melting even if political leaders don’t glaciers … The trends are exactly always reflect or act on as climate scientists that knowledge. predicted. According to a recent Meanwhile, one of poll, only two per cent the few skeptic climate of Canadians reject scientists, Richard the overwhelming Muller, recently scientific evidence reversed his thinking. that Earth is warming Muller and colleagues at alarming rates – a at the University of figure that may seem California, Berkeley, surprising given the studied climate volume of nonsense data dating back to David Suzuki deniers (many of them 1753, then looked at with Ian Hanington possible causes of funded by the fossil fuel industry) spread the unusual warming through letters to the editor, observed since the mid-1950s. blogs, radio call-ins, and website (Ironically, the study was funded comments. in part by the Charles G. Koch Polling indicates more deniers Charitable Foundation, founded live in the U.S., but they still by climate change skeptics with make up just 15 per cent of that heavy interests in the fossil fuel population. industry.) It’s getting harder to ignore the Their conclusion? It’s not the evidence: record high worldwide sun. It’s not volcanoes. The most temperatures; increasing extreme likely cause is humans spewing weather events; devastating massive amounts of carbon droughts, floods, and wildfires; dioxide into the atmosphere, animal and plant species turning mainly by burning fossil fuels.

This isn’t news to most climate scientists. As evidence builds, deniers are starting to change their tune. They once said global warming isn’t happening, and some claimed the world is actually cooling. Now, heat records are being broken worldwide – this past decade was the hottest on record. Many scientists say the situation is even more severe than first thought, with temperatures and impacts increasing faster than predicted. Faced with the evidence, many deniers have started to admit that global warming is real, but argue that humans have little or nothing to do with it. Muller’s study was just one of many to demolish that theory. Our climate has always changed, and natural variation is part of that. But scientists have long known that carbon dioxide and other gases trap heat in the atmosphere. Recent warming is occurring at an unprecedented rate that corresponds to burning fossil

fuels. According to NASA, global average temperatures have been rising significantly since the 1970s, “with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.” North America just experienced the hottest July on record, and the first seven months of 2012 were the warmest, on average, in more than 100 years. This evidence has caused some deniers to change their tune again. Yes, the Earth is warming, they say, but whether it’s from natural or human causes, we can’t do anything about it, so we might as well continue with business as usual, maybe employing technological fixes to help us adapt. There’s also a subset of deniers who see some nefarious conspiracy in climate science and “Agenda 21” (a nonbinding, voluntary UN agreement on sustainable development) to impose a world government or something, but their irrational arguments aren’t worth the time of day.

The truth is, as most of us know that global warming is real and humans are major contributors, mainly because we wastefully burn fossil fuels. We also know solutions lie in energy conservation, shifting to renewable sources, and changing our patterns of energy use. Scientists have been warning about global warming for decades. It’s too late to stop it now, but we can lessen its severity and impacts. The side benefits are numerous: less pollution and environmental destruction, better human health, stronger and more diversified economies, and a likely reduction in global conflicts fuelled by the rapacious drive to exploit finite resources. We can all work to reduce our individual impacts. But we must also convince our political and business leaders that it’s time to put people – especially our children, grandchildren, and generations yet to come – before profits. Learn more at www.david suzuki.org.

Readers respond: Songhees islands, ICBC, pipeline and speeding taxis Seek ways to keep islands in public use Re: Songhees limit access to Discovery Island (News, Aug. 3) It will be sad to see Chatham and part of Discovery islands closed to public use because of a few inconsiderate jerks. I can understand the Songhees wanting to protect their property from harm and to keep it clean and tidy. My proposal is that the Songhees consider renting the islands to the federal or provincial governments, and let them take responsibility for patrolling and maintaining them, ban all fires, and impose heavy

Letters to the editor The News welcomes your opinions and comments. To put readers on equal footing and be sure all opinions are heard, please keep letters to less than 300 words. The News reserves the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste. Please enclose your phone number for verification of your letter’s authenticity. Send your letters to: ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Saanich News, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1E4 ■ Fax: 250-386-2624 ■ Email: editor@saanichnews. com

fines for violators. I go fishing around Discovery Island most of the year, and rarely do I see anyone there, except in July and August, and very few even then. I do hope an amicable solution can be found that allows for the respectful use of the islands. Peter Gill Saanich

ICBC offers ‘best value’ to insurance customers Re: ICBC Executives Make Drunken Sailors Blush (Opinion, Aug. 22) Jordan Bateman must not have taken a look at comparable auto insurance coverage or the even more excessive executive salaries in the private sector if he thinks privatizing ICBC will be the solution to higher rates. Independent studies by Statistics Canada and the Consumers Association of Canada have shown public auto insurance gives the best value to customers. Since ICBC was established on March 1, 1974, British Columbians have enjoyed reduced insurance fraud, safer roads and lower rates. Part of this is because, ICBC was designed to operate on a non-profit, break-even basis. So where is the real issue? Executive salaries at ICBC are too high and should be dealt with, but that’s only exacerbated in the private sector. The biggest problem at ICBC,

one that Mr. Bateman does not address, is that the government hasn’t stayed true to ICBC’s break-even mandate. Christy Clark’s government is treating ICBC as their cash cow, raiding over $1.2 billion from the corporation’s coffers even as they ask ICBC workers to continue their wage freeze and B.C. drivers to pay higher insurance premiums. If there are any savings coming out of the government review, how do we know they won’t be funneled back into government coffers? British Columbians need to know savings will be used to reduce rates for drivers and keep the unionized workforce at ICBC from falling further behind. When Manitoba’s public insurer was found to have overcharged its customers, they gave everyone a rebate. The government’s mismanagement of ICBC hurts both their employees and B.C. drivers. Siphoning off ICBC’s profits was never what was intended for our public insurance corporation. Jeff Gillies Vice-president, COPE 378

‘Ask voters’ best pipeline suggestion so far Re: Ask voters if they want a pipeline (Opinion, Aug. 15) Although B.C. Premier Christy Clark tries to appear neutral and open-minded in regards to the Northern Gateway oil sands project’s potentially detrimental

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environmental consequences, it’s fairly clear that she’s hoping for any piece of scraps thrown B.C.’s way by Alberta Premier Alison Redford. So your editorial is likely the best idea so far that I’ve heard. But as for Clark’s B.C.’s “fair share” ultimatum, hopefully Redford’s foolish, tight-fistedness will give only more reason for B.C.ers and perhaps even our government – not to mention fuel for the eco-warriors’ fight against the project – to just say, to hell with the whole thing. Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

No thanks to piping oil to the B.C. coast I am strongly against piping oil to the B.C. coast.

Why does Premier Christy Clark put a price on it when she doesn’t know the true value – like the cost of spills either on land or in the water. No thank you. Annette Maulding Victoria

Taxi speed, driving habits a Victoria-wide issue I read your articles about speeding taxis in James Bay. Taxis are out of control in Victoria – not just in James Bay. They regularly speed, make U-turns on Douglas Street, hold up traffic picking up customers. When the nightclub close, it is a complete zoo. It’s an accident waiting to happen. Frederik Reymerink Victoria


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into complex care, they don’t fit in well with complex residents. Their level of care needs increases dramatically,” he said. “(Dementia care) is an intermediate step. Independence can be maintained for a longer time and you don’t decline as fast.” The other 220 rooms will be focused on residential care, the highest, most complex level of health care for people who can no longer live independently. Johnson said the building itself will be cutting edge in terms of resident care and safety for its 260 staff members. Each room, for instance, will have a resident lift-assist machine. The Heights at Mount View will eventually replace Baptist Housing’s outdated Central Care Home and Mount Edwards Court. Both were designed 35 years ago in an era with far fewer seniors needing complex care. The Heights building is planned for seven stories, which met some resident opposition during the rezoning process. Saanich council argued the greater good of the overall project outweighs concerns over height.

The former Greater Victoria school district property is mainly surrounded by residential neighbourhoods. The 260-bed building is half of a greater project to replace 580 care beds in Greater Victoria. Earlier this year Oak Bay council quashed a plan to revamp Oak Bay Lodge for 320 beds by declining a development variance for Baptist Housing. VIHA expects to tender a new request for proposal (RFP) this year for a 320-bed building in the region. The health authority wants to replace the existing Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie care home. “Baptist Housing is keenly interested at looking at the RFP that VIHA will come out with ... but until (the RFP) comes out I can’t emphatically say we’ll be applying,” Johnson said. The Heights at Mount View will join Carey Place (55 units of affordable seniors housing), Vergo townhouses (18 units of affordable rental housing) and Olympic Vista (36 units for people at risk of homelessness) on the 3.3 hectare property. editor@saanichnews.com

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Merchants buying cigarettes at Costco being targeted, police say Kyle Slavin News staff

Police in Greater Victoria say a growing black market for cigarettes could be fuelling three recent cigarette thefts linked to merchant purchases at Costco. Boxes of cigarettes worth $10,000 have been reported stolen in three separate incidents in Saanich since June. Most recently, on Aug. 17, $6,000 in cigarettes were taken from a locked storage at AM2PM convenience store at Burnside and Harriet roads. “This is the first occasion where it resulted in a break in and theft. The others were thefts from vehicles,” said Staff Sgt. Gary Schenk, with the Regional Crime Unit. Police are concerned about the common denominators in all three incidents: the cigarettes were all purchased at Costco

and stolen within an hour. “The suspects appear to be watching people make purchases (of cigarettes at Costco), then follow them to see if the opportunity presents to make a theft,” Schenk said. In the Aug. 17 incident, an AM2PM employee had just returned to the store with the cigarettes. Within half an hour they were gone and the metal lock had been cut. In the other two thefts, the cigarettes were stolen from the vehicles. Schenk says a fourth incident, from June 28, is being investigated too, after someone made a large purchase of cigarettes from Costco, then called police because he believed he was being followed. “The only reason we draw that link (to Costco) is the thefts are occurring in a way that nobody should’ve known there was that volume of cigarettes in that vehi-

cle,” he said. These thefts appear to be identical to a rash of thefts linked to bulk purchases at the Costco in Nanaimo. Some $40,000 worth of cigarettes have been stolen. Given the amount of cigarettes being taken, along with “past experience and street-level intelligence,” Schenk says the smokes are likely being sold on the black market. “We’re talking about cigarette volumes too great for any individual use or consumption. We definitely think they’re being resold,” he said. “We’re encouraging people to take precautions and not leave substantial purchases like that unattended, and to get them secured in their homes and businesses as quickly as possible.” Anyone with information can call Saanich police at 250-4754321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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Residents of a housing complex in View Royal are becoming increasingly frustrated with a weekly abortion vigil just steps from their front doors. At least three residents of the converted motel at the intersection of Island Highway and Helmcken Road said they’re tired of having the protestors out on what feels like their front yard. The protestors are there because of the nearby Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic in View Royal Square, which performs abortions, among other sexual health services. The 40 Days for Life protestors are there with signs to pray and talk to anyone who approaches them every Thursday morning. Every year, the group also holds two 40-day vig-

Alex Berns, 40 Days for Life campaign co-ordinator, talks to an RCMP officer after a minor altercation with a resident of a housing unit directly behind the location of the abortion protest. Kyle Wells/News staff

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Highgate Lodge in Saanich is hosting a garage sale, silent auction, raffles, bake sales and games to raise money for the Highgate’s Run for the Cure team to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Highgate Lodge, 1538 Cedar Hill X Road. See www.highgatelodge.com.

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, August 24, 2012

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We are here to help! With its freshly painted red and orange signs and a beautiful outdoor floral and fruit display, Tru Value Foods stands out as a welcoming sight in the heart of Cordova Bay Plaza.

Congratulations on your recent success, the fruit of your labour is sweet!

Situated in an exquisite location right across the street from the beach, with a huge parking lot, nearby grassy area and picnic tables, plus an entirely revamped interior, the new, full-service grocery store aims to be the one-stop location for neighbourhood shoppers. Cordova Bay’s Tru Value Foods opened April 11, 2012, as the newest of five in the locally-based chain, which includes stores on each of Mayne and Pender islands and two on Quadra Island. A previous Tru Value in Brentwood Bay closed when the lease expired. Owner and general manager Phil Greenhalgh said the Cordova Bay store is working to re-establish its role as the community’s one-stop grocery shopping location, after it was “let go” by previous owners and lost its local customer base. When Tru Value moved in last April, it almost fully gutted the store, painted it, cleaned it up and added several grocery departments, such as a service

meat and seafood section, deli counter and floral centre. Today, the 7,500-square-foot grocery store is fresh, clean, spacious and well-stocked with a wide variety of fresh produce, bulk foods, organic and whole foods, and conventional grocery fare. With the Euphorium Bakery right next door, Tru Value Foods decided to partner with the bakery and carry its products, rather than compete with it. Because Tru Value is a small “more intimate” grocery store, Greenhalgh notes, it welcomes input from patrons. “We can’t carry everything, but I think we’ve done a good job with the mix. But if we don’t have it, please ask and we’ll do our best to get it in.” Among other things, Tru Value Foods’

May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements.

mission is to “provide [its] customers with high quality, healthy, competitively priced foods in a clean and friendly environment.” It also embraces the company slogan of being the place “where community and quality meet.” “As part of the emphasis on community,” notes the website www.truvaluefoods.com, “shoppers can expect to see a wide selection of local items.” They can also participate in Tru Value’s Spirit Board — a program that th directs one per cent of sales to customers’ non-profit community groups of choice. “It’s a win-win for both the community groups and us,” says Greenhalgh. “When people come in here, I think they’re going to like what they see.” The Cordova Bay Tru Value is open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and managed locally by Rob Clarke.

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, August 24, 2012

C O R D OV A B AY

5124 Cordova Bay Rd., Cordova Bay Plaza

Where Community & Quality Meet

Friendly Staff

O Owen

Cheryl

Phil Greenhalgh, General Manager

Jerry Rainer, Part Owner

We are here to help! With its freshly painted red and orange signs and a beautiful outdoor floral and fruit display, Tru Value Foods stands out as a welcoming sight in the heart of Cordova Bay Plaza.

Congratulations on your recent success, the fruit of your labour is sweet!

Situated in an exquisite location right across the street from the beach, with a huge parking lot, nearby grassy area and picnic tables, plus an entirely revamped interior, the new, full-service grocery store aims to be the one-stop location for neighbourhood shoppers. Cordova Bay’s Tru Value Foods opened April 11, 2012, as the newest of five in the locally-based chain, which includes stores on each of Mayne and Pender islands and two on Quadra Island. A previous Tru Value in Brentwood Bay closed when the lease expired. Owner and general manager Phil Greenhalgh said the Cordova Bay store is working to re-establish its role as the community’s one-stop grocery shopping location, after it was “let go” by previous owners and lost its local customer base. When Tru Value moved in last April, it almost fully gutted the store, painted it, cleaned it up and added several grocery departments, such as a service

meat and seafood section, deli counter and floral centre. Today, the 7,500-square-foot grocery store is fresh, clean, spacious and well-stocked with a wide variety of fresh produce, bulk foods, organic and whole foods, and conventional grocery fare. With the Euphorium Bakery right next door, Tru Value Foods decided to partner with the bakery and carry its products, rather than compete with it. Because Tru Value is a small “more intimate” grocery store, Greenhalgh notes, it welcomes input from patrons. “We can’t carry everything, but I think we’ve done a good job with the mix. But if we don’t have it, please ask and we’ll do our best to get it in.” Among other things, Tru Value Foods’

May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements.

mission is to “provide [its] customers with high quality, healthy, competitively priced foods in a clean and friendly environment.” It also embraces the company slogan of being the place “where community and quality meet.” “As part of the emphasis on community,” notes the website www.truvaluefoods.com, “shoppers can expect to see a wide selection of local items.” They can also participate in Tru Value’s Spirit Board — a program that th directs one per cent of sales to customers’ non-profit community groups of choice. “It’s a win-win for both the community groups and us,” says Greenhalgh. “When people come in here, I think they’re going to like what they see.” The Cordova Bay Tru Value is open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and managed locally by Rob Clarke.

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Victoria’s Locally Owned & Operated Dog & Cat Wellness Store We carry a wide range of health supplements, natural & raw foods, treats & chews, homeopathic remedies, herbal treatments, as well as toys, leashes, collars, and much more!

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looked at ways to showcase the new store, which opened April 11, and get the community involved in something charitable. “When we opened here, we said, let’s think about doing something unique,” said Greenhalgh, noting that store manager Rob Clarke organized a similar event at a grocery store on the Mainland. Funds raised at Saturday’s Crab and Corn Fest for Cancer will go directly to the BC Cancer Foundation and then be designated to the Alex & Jo Campbell Patient and Family Support Centre, which is part of an expansion at BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island centre. Alex and Jo Campbell kicked off the foundation’s Inspire the World Foundation with a $1 million donation. Everyone at the Tru Value store in Cordova Bay is looking forward to the event. “We hope to draw in lots of people,” said Greenhalgh. “And they can all see what a little gem this community is.”

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General Manager’s Message We asked Tru Value Foods general manager Phil Greenhalgh, why money raised at Saturday’s Crab and Corn Fest for Cancer event will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation’s new Alex and Jo Campbell Patient and Family Support Centre. He said: “I worked at Thrifty Foods for 28 years before I became a partner in Tru Value Foods. [Then owners] Alex and Jo Campbell were such fantastic people to work for and gave so much back to us as employees, as well as the community. Alex was such a mentor to so many of us and was instrumental in my decision to join Tru Value Foods. I miss him so much as he always made himself available for me if I had any questions. Both Jo and Alex taught us all at Tru Value that you won’t have success without looking after your staff and giving back to the community. Obviously, there is more in our business plan, but many businesses need to remember that. We strive to do our best to make Tru Value a fun place to work and through our Spirit Board and special events, such as this Crab and Corn Fest, we feel that customers will enjoy shopping with us just as they did when Alex and Jo owned Thrifty Foods.”

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Victoria Sept. 7. Free performances are anchored by an experienced group of local performers. “A lot of the acts we pride ourselves on are our locals,” Martin continued. “We have a rich condensed level of talent in Victoria and Vancouver Island so Blues Bash is a great way to lend a stage for these awesome performers.”

lues are back in town. The biggest compilation of blues music on the Island invades Victoria’s Inner Harbour when Blues Bash takes over Ship Point Sept. 1 to 3 for a three-day singlevenue outdoor music festival. “(Blues Bash) adds a very, “The blues just give you a beat very good vibe for downtown Victoria on Labour Day weekeveryone can hold on and grab onto.” end,” said BB communications – Paul Black officer Kendra Martin. “You can tell people are really alive during the weekend, it brings an energy The festival boasts a number of wellwhen you go downtown.” respected local acts including Lazy The 18th annual event kicks off with Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners, The free performances at Ship Point from Roper Show and Paul Black who makes noon to 5 p.m. before the venue is shut his fifth appearance at one of his favoudown then reopened for the feature rite events of the year. ticketed performances at 7 p.m. “The Blues Bash is the biggest (blues) The Victoria Jazz Society’s second of show in Victoria,” Black said. “You can’t two outdoor festivals drew 18,000 view- beat them. Being local you get a lot of ers in 2011 that again boasts a lineup the same people and familiar faces, it bursting with blues influences running is nice to play to a larger wider audithe gamut from contemporary and ence.” Memphis to delta and gospel stylings. The Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy Ticketed performances include three- and Jimi Hendrix influenced guitar time Juno-nominated Victorian and long- player and vocalist happened upon time blues stylist David Gogo playing blues music when he unknowingly took Sept. 1 at 7 p.m., and Joe Louis Walker in a performance by a legendary musikicking off his North American tour in cian that changed his life.

“The first time I listened to Stevie Ray Vaughn, man that gave me goosebumps. It was so intense, the feeling and intensity of it,” Black said. “The blues just give you a beat everyone can hold on and grab onto.” He came out of that concert with a new appreciation for musical stylings he wasn’t hearing on the radio and hopes that others who take in the festival feel the same way for him and his original music. “There are things that just grab you and send a chill up your spine, it is hard to describe. … It is not all wrapped around the mathematical, blues is all about feel,” the Victorian said. “I am not trying to get into MuchMusic, it is all about getting people to dig what you do and appreciate live music. I am trying to give other people goosebumps.” editor@vicnews.com

Bash basics ■ When: Sept. 1 to 3 ■ Where: Inner Harbour, Ship Point ■ Cost: free shows daily noon to 5 p.m., ticketed shows start at 7 p.m. ■ See the full lineup online at www.jazzvictoria.ca/blues-bash

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Signs at Chatham warn travellers that the island is private property belonging to the Songhees Nation. The beach just past the signs has a recently used fire pit and is littered with garbage from regular visits by unauthorized boaters.

No trespassing please, on Discovery, Chatham islands Part 3 in a series looking at why and how the Songhees First Nation is protecting its private property on islands off Oak Bay and Saanich Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Pebbles smooth from centuries of tides, bleached logs and rambling hills culminate to a siren song for visitors to Chatham and Discovery islands. On a sunny summer day a pair of young men beach their small outboard and settle in to the task of anchoring to shore. A group on the beach point toward signs indicating the historical territory, and bylaw officer Trevor Absolon lopes down towards the pair. Today they’ll learn a lesson about the island: it is private property belonging to the Songhees First Nation. That education is part of the wave of the future. “We’re going out of our way to try to educate public. We’re not trying to prosecute people; we need to help them learn,” the bylaw officer said. Informing the two young men is part of that process. Added signage includes Cattle Point and Oak Bay Marina boat launches where notices alert those launching craft to be aware of the First Nation territories and that trespassing rules are in effect. “These islands as you can see, they’re beautiful, they’re tantalizing,” Absolon said, looking across the beach. “People want to find out what’s out there. They want to visit these locations. The problem is they’ve failed to understand over the years, probably because there hasn’t been enough public awareness out there, that these are estab-

lished Indian Reserves. Therefore they’re private lands and they’re not open to the public.” Chatham Island and a chunk of Discovery – the portion that is not provincial park – belong to the Songhees nation. “We need to really start looking after what we have,” said Songhees Coun. Ron Sam.

“The problem is they’ve failed to understand over the years, probably because there hasn’t been enough public awareness out there, that these are established Indian Reserves.” - Trevor Absolon Songhees bylaw officer “We didn’t have the assets to properly look after the islands (before).” Through taxation, Songhees funded a zodiac this summer to patrol the waters. “It’s going to be seeing a lot of water time,” Absolon said. “We’ll also be patrolling the islands with the RCMP South Island Marine Unit … these are joint patrols and there will also be individual and they’ll include foot patrols of the islands.” Songhees First Nation Law Enforcement will now aggressively patrol Chatham and Discovery in conjunction with the RCMP South Island Marine Section by boat and on foot. Violators could face up to a $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail, or both if

caught trespassing on Songhees lands. “Until recently we haven’t had the assets to get there. Now we do. And we will be patrolling (the islands) and we will be enforcing our jurisdiction on them,” Absolon said. Sam sees future prospects for sharing and maintaining tradition. There are opportunities for the band to create business models in the tourism industry. And even now on Chatham, off the picturesque shores of Oak Bay, spots on the beach with overturned soil mark where summer pit cookouts helped the Songhees nation maintain a piece of history and share it with future generations. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Former world kickboxing champ Stan Peterec to fight in fifth decade Travis Paterson News staff

It’s been awhile since Stan Peterec looked this good. The 53-year-old former world kickboxing champion dropped 45 pounds earlier this year during two months of training and coaching in Thailand. With the lost weight, he’s feeling good. So good, he’s getting back in the ring for the first time in more than a decade. This Saturday (Aug. 25) Peterec is headlining his annual event, Summer Slugfest VI, at Archie Browning Sports Centre. “When you’re fighting at this age, your heart and mind are in the right place,” Peterec said. “But the vehicle that is your body doesn’t run like it did.” Peterec last fought in 2000, a rematch of his 1997 mixed martial arts tilt with Dragyn Yoyanovic at the old Memorial Arena. “Stan still hits hard, which is what he’s known for,” said kickboxer Linsday Ball. The student of Peterec’s is a current world and Canadian title belt holder in the featherweight category, and regularly trains one-onone with Peterec. Until this year, Ball didn’t hold the pads for Peterec in training

sessions. But she now knows what Peterec is all about. “I’ve been bruised on my face and knocked to the ground from training sessions, even with the pads. You have to beware.” Ball spent the better part of the past year in Thailand, where she won a world title and then a world tournament in Korea. Peterec joined her at the same gym in February, and started “dropping weight like crazy.” “All of a sudden I lost 45 pounds, I was training and jogging everyday,” Peterec said. “He has the skills, so to watch him get into shape – it’s scary,” Ball said. “He started to out run me.” Ball is also fighting on Saturday night, against Kate McGraw from

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“If I don’t knock (Hebert) out, I’ll have to work like a dog to keep him from killing me.” – Stan Peterec Los Angeles, Calif. “I’ve never seen Stan fight so I’m very excited.” Ticket sales and feedback are evidence that fans are excited to see Peterec back in the ring. Naturally at 53, there are also some who are worried about him, including himself. For starters, he’s fighting a 30-year-old named Tracy Hebert. “I’ve had most of my old pals saying ‘Why are you fighting this guy?’” Peterec said. “‘Take an easier fight,’ they tell me. And here I am taking on an in-your-face, high cardio guy who comes right at you.” About 10 years ago, Hebert came to Peterec’s for a few weeks to train and the two actually sparred, so they know a little bit about each other. Enough for Peterec to know he’s facing a very fit opponent. “If I don’t knock (Hebert) out, I’ll have to work like a dog to keep him from killing me.” Peterec has been organizing kickboxing and MMA fight cards since the ’90s, and fought a few times in the earlier days of MMA. But now he’s returning to kickboxing, the sport in which he was dominant as a world champion.

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Stan Peterec hits hard, but at 53, he’s a question mark as a prize fighter for this weekend’s Summer Slugfest VI at Archie Browning Arena. The former world champ wants to join a rare club, with fights in five different decades. Peterec also wants to be the first Canadian to fight in five different decades. “(Panamanian fighter) Roberto Duran is famous for it, and Jack Johnson did it too. But I’ve searched, and asked around, and I can’t find any record of a Canadian

having done it.” Tickets are available at Sports Traders, 508 Discovery St., and Peterec’s Gym, 831 Fisgard St. Doors open at 6, fights at 7 p.m. Also on the bill are local favourites Hal Kreisel, Mike Downey, Alex Tribe and Rob Doerksen.

Players wanted as girls rugby expands CW girls rugby enters year two Travis Paterson News staff

Earlier this year the Canadian women’s sevens team won two of the International Rugby Board’s first world tournaments ever sanctioned. Yet Greater Victoria, the same city that hosts the women’s national program, has no formal youth program for girls. Last year the Castaway Wanderers rugby club changed that by starting one. Marley Riordan stepped up to coach, and this year, CW is hoping to add an under-18 team to its girls program of players aged 11 to 16. “But for one or two high school girls rugby teams, which face their own challenges in terms of numbers, there’s nowhere for teenage girls to play,” said Riordan.

“Now we’re getting interest from some 17 and 18 year olds, plus some of our own players are aging up.” The coach is a former provincial champion with Burnaby Lake, and has coached high school rugby since she graduated high school in P.E.I. If the surname seems familiar, it is. Riordan adopted it from hubby Pat, the long time UVic Vikes forward who captained Canada at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Marley came here to be an officer with the Victoria police, and is now on maternity leave to care for the couple’s six-month old son, Leis. CW’s girls program was mostly spearheaded by David Crossley, who’s daughter Caroline graduated CW’s mini rugby program. As is common with girls by 11 or 12 years of age, there was a boys team but no girls program to train with. All ages partake in training sessions, and on Sunday mornings the groups will be split into U16

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Coach Marley Riordan instructs players from the Castaway Wanderers rugby club youth girls program during its first season last winter. The impact of women’s rugby at the 2016 Olympics won’t be realized until people see it, Riordan says. and U18 groups for competition, hopefully against high school and/ or club teams up-Island and on the Mainland. Youth rugby begins in September. Registration is this Sunday (Aug.

26) from 10 a.m. to noon at Windsor Park Pavilion. Players can also register online at cwrugby.com, or call Ian MacLean at 250-721-1527 for more info. sports@vicnews.com

Kickboxer Varga on world stage World champion kickboxer Gabriel Varga of Saanich has signed a contract to expand his career as a pro fighter. Varga, a former student of Stan Peterec, currently holds the World Kickboxing Network and World Kickboxing Federation belts in the super lightweight weight class of 135 to 140 pounds. The Lambrick Park secondary grad will realize his dreams next month by fighting in the K-1 organization in Los Angeles on Sept. 8. Varga, 24, will face Lerdsila Chumpairtour, 31, who has over 230 fights. Later this year Varga, who was the headliner of Summer Slugfest I in 2007, will achieve another goal, as he received permission to fight for the International Sport Karate Association’s pro title. sports@vicnews.com


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Club takes direction with general manager Lead executive named to West Coast League team Travis Paterson News staff

One name down, two to go. Owner John McLean of the Victoria Baseball Club introduced Holly Jones as the team’s first general manager at Royal Athletic Park, the team’s home park, on Tuesday. Jones is originally from Oregon but comes with a decorated sales and marketing resumé, including time spent at the National Basketball Association’s head office in New York. She also brings three years experience as the assistant general manager of the Corvalis Knights (Ore.), recent winners of the West Coast League. “This is meant to be an exciting league with promotions and giveaways every night and ideally that’s what we’ll have,” Jones said. As GM she’ll handle the day-today business side of the franchise and was already five days in, she said. First up is the next two names to be added to the club. One is the head coach, more commonly known around baseball as the field manager, who is responsible

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Holly Jones addresses the media at her introduction at Royal Athletic Park on Tuesday morning. Jones is the first general manager of the soon-to-be-named Victoria Baseball Club of the amateur West Coast League, which begins in 2013. for the on-field product. The other is selecting the team’s official nickname, which is underway through a name-the-team contest. “We’ll have the name and logo

ready for the end of September. Right now we want everyone to pitch their best ideas at victoriabaseballclub.com to name the team.”

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Mayor Dean Fortin was also on hand to welcome Jones, saying it didn’t take her a week to settle in as a true Victoria resident. “She got a house in Oak Bay,

has family in Langford and works downtown.” Fortin, McLean and Jones each wore a black baseball hat bearing a white V that resembled the logo of the Stanley Cup-winning Victoria Cougars of 1925. But the hat is just a placeholder, same as the Victoria Baseball Club name, McLean said. Prior to the press conference McLean also clarified any confusion around the role of the GM, which in the big leagues is related to the roster. But there is no trading in the short, 54-game WCL season. The field manager does the recruiting and players sign a new contract every year, as long as they are NCAA eligible, which means they cannot be under contract to an MLB team. As for the stadium, Jones said she’s looking forward to using the Daktronics video board, which was installed and is owned by Darren Parker, owner of the now-defunct Victoria Seals (2009 to 2010). “I’m not entirely up to speed on the (agreement of use) for the scoreboard but we’ll do some digging to figure it out.” Victoria will enter the West Coast League for June of 2013 and play 27 home games. Prior to June the baseball diamond of RAP will be refit to NCAA standards. sports@vicnews.com

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JESKEN AERIE Assisted Living Facility SUMMER BAKE SALE, BAZAAR AND BBQ FUNDRAISER Sat, Aug. 25, 11am-2pm 817 Goldstream Ave. All proceeds from this community event are going to the Recreation Department of this non-proďŹ t facility. Delicious goods and garage sale items at low prices.

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

LOST: SMALL leather black key pouch w/ 2 sets of keys in each outside zipper. Willows Park area. Please call (250)370-5414. LOST. WOMEN’S coat, blue & white check w/pale oral print. lost in May. (250)656-8852. 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.

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Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in major grocery & department stores. Job Description: You must be outgoing, able to work on your own, enjoy talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: Fri & Sat and/or Sat & Sun (the 2 days vary; you need to be available any 2 of the 3 days) from 11-5, 11-6 or 12-6. Requirements: • Fully uent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr./day • Own a vehicle to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training via DVD at no charge.

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. SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has increased our eet. We have openings for experienced drivers in our atbed division. Late model equipment, steady work, extended beneďŹ ts, satellite dispatch, e-logs and fully assigned tractors. We need drivers experienced with at-bed work, US capable an asset, some Canada Only runs available. Please fax resume and current abstract 1250-357-2009. Contact 1-888-3572612 Ext 230 or check us out www.sutco.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FRIENDLY FRANK

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

GREEN VELVET love seat, good condition, $45. Call (250)595-3562.

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

LARGE DOG house, Call 250-595-5734.

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE 3-PIECE ANTIQUE Rattan furniture, Imperial Rattan Co. Sofa, chair, ottoman. Great condition. $150. Call (250)6564853 or (250)889-5248 (cell).

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 250360-1923 today for an interview.

APPLIANCES

HERITAGE LANDSCAPING & Masonry. Recruiting a fulltime design/ builder for stonework, labour & garden design in the Victoria area. $15.-$18/ hour. Contact gavin@heritagelandscapes.ca Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

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

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

FLOORING

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

FREE CAT & Tennis Books. Call (250)388-6744.

PERSONAL SERVICES

FREE: FAIRLY large desk, computer or not, ďŹ le, black arborite top. Call (778)426-0379

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

FREE: LUMBER, good condition. You pick up. Call (250)590-3345.

PIANO OR ute lessons with a qualiďŹ ed experienced teacher. Hillside/Landsdowne area. Call (250)386-8476 or email: salmongvpl@yahoo.ca

PORCELAIN Collector doll, $75. Call (250)656-4853 or (250)889-5248 (cell).

REAL ESTATE

UBC BOOK of Medicine, 100 photos of 1985 graduation class. $75. (778)440-5771.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FREE ITEMS

FREE: EXTRA large pet cage, call (250)721-0308.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 FOLDING outside chairs in cases, never used, dark green, $15 for both. Call 250656-1640. 3.2 CU ft Danby Fridge, $90 obo. Call (250)920-7472.

Qualicum Beach: $295,000 1512 sq.ft. modular, 5yrs old, on own land in 45+ Coop Park. 2bdrm +den, 2baths. Close to beaches and golf courses. (250)738-0248

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, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES LEGEND 4 wheel Scooter...1 year old, only driven 4 times. Comes with all the bells and whistles...canopy, cane holder, basket and more. Asking $1800 OBO. Also available a $500 ramp for 1/2 price OBO. Phone 250-655-3849.

MAYFAIR AREA 4 bdrms, 3 bath, 1 bdrm suite. $484,900. 3174 Yew St. Call 250-812-4910. CAYCUSE Very rare 5 acre treed park-like Property with well-maintained furnished home - 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Reduced to sell $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 or 250-478-2648

SOUTH OAK BAY- 650 Victoria Ave. 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. ďŹ rm. 1(250)653-9799.

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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. ELEGANT LIVING ROOM, Bone All-Leather Sofa, Loveseat, Glass Tables, Lamps, Accessories - 9Pcs Like New $699. No HST! Complete Beds from $199., 5Pc Dinette $79. More On Sale! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C HOME THEATER Audio system, boxed, never used, $300. Collector plates (endangered species), full set (10), $200. Call (250)474-2325.

ADRIENNE’S RESTAURANT and Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm has following job positions open: Chef/Cook, Dishwasher, Server. Only experienced and mature individuals apply to: t-garden@shaw.ca

INTERVIEWS ARE taking place now for Fall Piano Lessons. All Ages & Levels welcome. 250-881-5549....on the web musiciswaycool.com

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VASE- SELIUPA, $10. Francard plate, $10. Call (778)265-1615.

Call JMP Marketing toll-free at 1-800-991-1989, press ext. 21 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD HELP WANTED

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income?

LOST AND FOUND LOST: HUB cap (Chrysler New Yorker), Finlayson/Cook St area. Call (250)727-3718.

PERSONAL SERVICES

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

FABULOUS SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS Looking for an incredible low maintenance home with minimal yard work, amazing views & move-in ready? Beautiful 2bdrm + large den, two sunrooms, two decks, hardwood oors, gas F/P, skylights, 2.5 baths, garage + more. Built for view & privacy. 2200 sq ft. Dead-end, quiet street steps to beach. Saxe Point Park area. $575,000. 250-383-0206, 250-382-7890. Seasidevictoria@gmail.com

LOWREY ORGAN Symphonic Holiday.4 channels, upper/lower keyboard, about 4’L x 2’W x 3.5’H, $600. obo. SCOOTER Rascal Continental,good working order $400. (250)544-2116 NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

LAKEFRONT PROPERTYDesirable location in Sooke, $575,000. View by appt. (250)658-9133.

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.

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

OPEN HOUSE August 25/26 1-3pm, 10353 Devlin Place, Sidney. $499,000. Call 250655-1499. Or more details at: w w w. p r o p e r t y g u y s . c o m ID#192295 www.realtor.ca mls #307481

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.

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

SIDNEY. WATERFRONT 3 bdrm, 3 bath, heritage house, $2300 + utils. 250-812-4154.

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

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.

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

2 BDRM Townhouse for rent in Courtenay. 5 appls, 1.5 baths, carport. NS, NP, quiet and clean renter please. Refs rqrd. Available immediately. $850/mth. 250-923-2557.

CEDAR HILL, female seeking roommate, 2 bdrm, clean, $480 mo + utils. 250-686-0603

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

LANGFORD, FURNISHED large rm, tv, internet, utils incl, $550. Sept. 15. 250-883-0157

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LANGFORD TOP FLR 2 BR DEN 2 BA LUX CONDO w POOL, nr RRU; vaulted ceilings, gas ďŹ replace, u/g pking. Sept. No smokers/pets. 1 yr lease. $1550. 778-433-2239

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MT. DOUGLAS Court- 1550 Arrow Rd, Bachelor Suite, $450. Lower income seniors 55+ only. NS/NP. Cable, heat, hot water incl’d. Avail immed & Sept. 1st. Call 250-721-1818.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

SIDNEY, 1bdrm, bright, freshly painted, close to amens, quiet, N/P, $800 mo. 250-658-9373 SIDNEY(5TH STREET) Available now & Sept 1. 1 bdrm & 2 bdrms. $800, $925, $1100. New paint, Sm pet ok. Coin op, includes H/W. Call Equitex 250-386-6071.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CLOVERDALE. 2-BDRM SxS Basement, storage, laundry, yard. $900./mo (250)475-0037

HOMES FOR RENT CENTRAL SAANICH- (Arthur Dr) 1 bdrm suite, waterfront, quiet neighbourhood, 640sq ft, own W/D, F/S, 1 car parking. $800. NS/NP. Refs. Call (250)656-1782. COLWOOD: 3 or 4 bdrm + hot tub avail Sept. 1. Great family home located on quiet a cul de sac in the desirable Wishart area. $1900/mo inclds water, garbage pickup. You are responsible for 2/3 hydro (you have your own heat thermostat). Private laundry, D/W. Will consider pet (not a fenced yard). Pet deposit req’d, ref’s, Absolutely NO smoking. Call 250-478-4606. GORDON HEAD: 3 br, 2 ba, + ofďŹ ce. NS/NP. Avail. now, $2000+ utils. (250)213-6025 LANGFORD, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, $1500 mo + utils, N/S, pets neg, large sundeck, W/D hookups. (250)478-6272.

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SIDNEY- (James White Blvd) 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, quiet neighbourhood, close to bike path & all schools, easy access to all amenities. W/D, F/S, D/W. NS/NP. $1400. Call (250)6561782.

1984 380 SE Mercedes, 126. Daily driver, gold with sunroof. Leather interior, no rust. $1800. obo. (250)595-7573.

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

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

SUITES, LOWER BRENTWOOD 3-Bdrm above ground bsmnt suite. 1600 sq.ft., 4-pc bath, W/D, inline kitchen, dining & living room. Utils incld. Close to schools, bus stop & shopping. Avail now. $1500./mo 250-652-0038 BRENTWOOD Bachelor quiet, priv entr, central area. NS/NP. $600 incl. 250-652-6680 eve’s. LANGFORD, OCEAN views, priv deck, carport, 700 sq ft, 1 bdrm, $800 utils & W/D incl’d, NP/NS. Sept. 1. 250-889-0203

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).

METCHOSIN (near Metchosin Golf Course) 2 bdrm walk out suite (approx 900sq ft, 9’ ceilings). Bright, open plan with private entry, private deck w/view, 5 appls, F/P, storage, parking, quiet area. NS/NP. Refs. Avail Sept 1. $1200+ cable/internet/phone. Call 250)727-7878.

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SUITES, UPPER 2 NEW Furnished suites, $600, $700, utilities included near Elk Lake, buses, parking, no smoking/pets 250-7040325 captain@headsupnav.com SIDNEY, 3-bdrm. Quiet, large yard. Quality area near park & bus.N/S. $1375. 250-665-7324

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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 $11,500. (250) 748-3539

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SIDNEY BRIGHT 1bdrm suite, quiet, utils incl’d. NS/NP. Avail Sept. 1. $725. (250)655-1616. UVIC AREA, avail now, fully furn’d, all utils incld’d & hydro, N/S, no drinkers. $600 mo. (250)721-0418.

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LANGFORD: SPACIOUS 1 bdrm, 1 bath, laundry, $900 mo all util’s incl. Avail Sept. 1st. NS/NP. (250)389-0983.

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

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 mjmarshall@telus.net

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HUGE GARAGE SALE! Sat AUG 25 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 8655 RICHLAND PLACE, Left of Dean Park Rd Hundreds of items...don’t miss it! Rain or shine! HUGE LANGFORD Garage sale. Sat & Sun, Aug. 25 & 26, 8:30-3:30 2769 Strathmore Rd JAMES BAY: 219 Superior St., Sat., Aug. 25th, 10-3pm. Moving yard sale! N. SAANICH, 1851 Barrett Dr., Sat & Sun, Aug. 25 & 26, 9am-3pm. Moving Sale. Household/kitchen items, small appliances, electrical and hand tools, garden tools, hardware, books, crystal, glassware, pictures, vinyl records, collectibles & more. OAK BAY 1757 Elgin Rd., Sat. Aug. 25, 9-12. Set of dinner dishes, small furn., cook books, shopping cart, misc SAANICH: HIGHGATE Lodge, 1538 Cedar Hill X Rd., Sat., Aug. 25th, 9am-1pm. Cones for the Cure and giant garage sale Fundraiser. Furniture/China, art work, appliances, electronics and more... SIDNEY, 10084 Third St., Sat, Aug. 25, 9am-2pm. 7 home Multi Family Sale. Park on 3rd.

SAANICH. SAT. Aug. 25, 9am-3pm. on Columbine Why, across from pool. Small appliances & misc. household. SIDNEY. TOOL SALE. Sat & Sun, Aug. 25 & 26, 9am-3pm. 2055 Brethour Parkway. All Fun Swap & Shop. Every Sunday (weather permitting), 7am-2pm. 12.00 to sell- 1.00 to buy. No dogs in shopping area. 250-474-4546. www.allfun.bc.ca

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ROB’S RENO’SDecks, stairs, fences. Carpentry; interior, exterior. Concrete forming & placement. 250-8181798, (778)433-1788.

A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Please call Des 250-656-9363, 250-727-5519.

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

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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

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

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

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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.

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

CHIMNEY SERVICES GRAHAM ROOF & CHIMNEY Gutters. Clean, Repairs, New, Torch-on at. 250-588-3744.

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

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

ELECTRICAL

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

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

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

DECKS, STAIRS, interesting projects. 30 years experience. Frank, (250)477-3315.

CLEANING SERVICES

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

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

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

MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, ofďŹ ces. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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

EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.

FURNITURE REFINISHING

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

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

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com

GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

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 1st & last call- Auricle homes-commercial & strata’s Call 250-882-3129.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualiďŹ ed, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com DPM SERVICES, lawn & garden, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn & GardensYard or garden overgrown? Landscaping, hedges, blackberry, ivy & weed removal, 24yrs. WCB.

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

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

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


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NEWS

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250.388.3535

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PAINTING

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

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

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

Peacock Painting

SAFEWAY PAINTING

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

BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

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

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. www.cbsmasonry.com

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. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

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

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.

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

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15% SENIORS DISCOUNT 250-886-6446 YOUR Personal Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. 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. BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071 COLOURS & IDEAS. Exterior/ Interior Painting. All work waranteed. Call (250)208-8383. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

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

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

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

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

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

WINDOWS

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, August 24, 2012

This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

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

2-828 Rupert Terrace Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

406-1149 Rockland, $339,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

pg. 5

pg. 5

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

pg. 1

202-535 Heatherdale, $424,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

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

pg. 35

27-127 Aldersmith, $435,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Elena Plotnikoff, 250-818-3232 Saturday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Roger Jones 250 361-9838

pg. 14

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

pg. 15

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Peter Veri, 250-920-6850

pg. 5

pg. 12

pg. 15

Sunday 2-3:30 Newport Realty Rick Allen, 250-385-2033

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

22-897 Admirals, $349,900 Saturday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-388-5882

pg. 12

pg. 16 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

2-4318 Emily Carr, $539,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

pg. 12

pg. 12

305-3010 Washington, $259,900 pg. 11

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

pg. 6

404-391 Tyee, $414,900 pg. 10

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

pg. 31

1505-620 Toronto St, $379,900 pg. 14

14-60 Dallas Rd, $544,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Clayton Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 5

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

pg. 16

66 Wellington Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Stephanie Pink, 250-385-2033

pg. 13

401-1146 View St, $239,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250 744-3301

pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

pg. 5

105-1157 Fairfield Rd, $199,900

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

pg. 3

pg. 12

pg. 17

pg. 13

pg. 11

pg. 7

407-3206 Alder St, $299,900

302-1318 Beach Dr, $374,900

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

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

pg. 6

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

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

pg. 19

pg. 9

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

pg. 20

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

pg. 19

pg. 20

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 11

pg. 14

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

pg. 18

3833 Holland, $529,800

2428 Mt. St. Michael, $595,000 pg. 3

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

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

pg. 9

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

pg. 14

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

229-1870 Mckenzie, $190,000 pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

pg. 21

3304 Haida, $849,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Erik Rapatz, 250-686-3182

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 South Island Realty Peggy O’Connor, 250-213-2492

pg. 21

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

1250 Freshwater, $419,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-478-6003

1647 Dean Park, $529,900

990 Gade Rd, $949,000 9178 Mainwaring Rd, $599,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jack Windle, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Terry Kurash, 250-888-1187

pg. 23

pg. 20

pg. 5

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

pg. 31

pg. 20

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

pg. 27

pg. 18 Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

3382 Haida, $649,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 20

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

7179 Skyline, $575,000

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

pg. 20

pg. 24

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

112-710 Massie Dr, $359,000 pg. 27

pg. 9

637 Kenneth St, $499,000

pg. 23

201-2829 Peatt Rd, $219,900 pg. 21

3072 Mallard, $585,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 9

107-3540 Propeller, $424,900 pg. 27

pg. 12

4227 Wilkinson Rd, $439,000

pg. 24

1201 Millstream Rd Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

4-10035 Fifth, $564,000

pg. 23

125 St. Giles, $524,900 Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

15-2070 Amelia Ave, $214,900 Sunday 2:30-4:30 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

1-9628 Second, $795,000

pg. 29 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Lew Poulin, 250-384-8124

pg. 23

pg. 22

2741 Fifth, $389,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250 744-3301

pg. 23

664 Orca Pl, $549,900

3085 Island View, $639,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Sidney Bill Bird 250 655-0608

2361 Queenswood

pg. 31

3286 Hazelwood Rd, $499,900 pg. 8

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

pg. 21

pg. 3

303-7143 West Saanich, $320,000 pg. 12

pg. 27

1620 Mortimer, $499,900 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Giovanna, 250-477-5353

5336 Sayward Hill, $899,900

1590 Howroyd, $548,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Evelyn Brust, 250-889-0510

4767 Cordova Bay Rd, $739,900 pg. 19

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

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

3978 Birchwood St, $599,900 pg. 18

pg. 21

8541 Bexley, $529,000

pg. 31

2-4341 Crownwood Ln, $579,000 pg. 16

Sunday 12-2 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

2-9871 Second, $529,000

Sunday 2-4 Suzy Hahn Address Realty 250 381-7899

2-4341 Crownwood Ln, $579,000

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

pg. 31

pg. 15

211-2100 Granite St., $199,000

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

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

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114

204-2360 James White, $244,900

pg. 11

Sunday 2-4 Suzy Hahn Address Realty 250 381-7899

3942 Aspen, $780,000

4273 Houlihan, $1,098,888 pg. 14

2740 Dewdney, $1,070,000 Daily Noon-5 exc Fridays Concert Properties 250 383-3722

pg. 19

5220 Worthington, $769,900

pg. 31

754 Humboldt, $398,900

pg. 19

203-1270 Beach Dr., $425,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Tom Dunn 250 384-8124

pg. 20

4032 McLellan St.

2046 Kings, $569,500

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124 pg. 10

pg. 19

204-4480 Chatterton, $429,000

407-1009 McKenzie, $229,000

308-1342 Hillside, $185,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

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

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

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

306-75 Songhees, $750,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

4379 Elnido, $639,900

A-707 Linden Ave, $459,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

1877 Feltham Rd, $534,900

4029 Providence, $899,888

1050 Pentrelew, $668,000 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

pg. 27

102-2380 Brethour Ave, $349,000

pg. 1

1800 Feltham Rd., $499,000 pg. 6

1042 St Charles, $799,800 Saturday 2-4 Suzy Hahn Address Realty 250 381-7899

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

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

pg. 10

3117 Tillicum, $649,900 Saturday 2-4:30 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900

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

3120 Esson Rd, $464,900

pg. 12

2-1231 Mckenzie St

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

4-210 Douglas St, $299,900

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

8983 Mainwaring, $825,000

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

3814 Rowland, $449,000 pg. 9

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

101 Kiowa Pl, $1,295,000

410-1005 McKenzie, $289,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-479-3333

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

pg. 19

877 Falaise, $694,000

Sunday 2-4:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mikko Ikonen, 250-479-3333

303-1580 Christmas

pg. 6

311-3931 Shelbourne, $350,000

406-976 Inverness, $278,800

1327 Lang, $489,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Diego Lauricella, 250-479-3333

pg. 6

3329 Shelbourne St, $498,800

101-75 Songhees, $690,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

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

301-6880 Wallace, $539,900

409-4536 Viewmont, $249,500

1010 Lucas, $569,000

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

402-11 Cooperage, $438,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

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

4694 Lochside, $675,000

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Gary Brailsford, 250-391-1893

934 Craigflower, $369,000 pg. 6

pg. 18

205-1571 Mortimer, $229,500

Saturday 11:30-1 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033 Sunday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Nancy Young, 250-896-2430

3-4073 Blackberry Ln, $459,000

71-14 Erskine Lane, $429,898

206-1014 Rockland, $344,900

pg. 8

1510 Jasper Pl

13 Jedburgh, $469,500

336 Stannard, $749,900

3-1070 Amphion St, $375,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Evelyn Brust, 250-889-0510

402-1694 Cedar Hill X, $299,900

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

404-1145 Hilda St, $289,900

3-285 Superior, $499,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

441 Stannard, $735,000

3155 Glasgow, $518,000

311-2022 Foul Bay Rd, $169,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley, 250-477-1100

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug. 23 - 29 edition of

503-68 Songhees Rd pg. 7

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sylvia Schumann, 250-474-4800

pg. 5

822 Cuaulta, $798,800 pg. 31

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

pg. 23


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NEWS

This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug. 23 - 29 edition of

727 Grousewood, $674,900

991 Rattanwood, $519,800

959 McCallum, $459,000

318-2710 Jacklin Rd., $289,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Suzy Hahn Address Realty 250 381-7899

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

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

pg. 23

318-2710 Jacklin Rd., $289,900

3367 Haidi, $795,000

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mel Jarvis 250-661-5180

pg. 9

pg. 3

pg. 23

pg. 23

3382 Haida, $649,900

14-2147 Sooke Rd, $275,000

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

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

pg. 24

822 Cuaulta, $798,800

579 Tena Pl, $438,700

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

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

pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mel Jarvis, 250-478-9600

pg. 24

733 Percy Pl, $379,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Tom Brailsford, 250-391-1893

Westhills, $269,900

335 Chapel Heights, $825,000

571 Tory Pl, $579,000

2875 Pickford Rd, $479,900

650 Bay Rd, $479,900

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

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nevenka Kardum, 250-744-3301

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older, much smaller machine that had regulated oxygen levels in the lake since 1985. A Kamov helicopter was contracted to haul the new aerator, which is capable of processing the entire lake every six days. For the first few days the areas around the lake may have a slight smell of rotten eggs to them, Langford parks manager Mike Leskiw said.

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Const. Steven Martindale chats with kids during a Tour de Rock meet and greet at the Coast Capital Savings Sooke branch. Pictured from left: Isaiah Beddows, 8, Aeron Waygood, 4, Martindale, Chase Burket, 7, and Hunter Burket, 11. which strengthened Martindale’s resolve to participate in the arduous bike ride. “How often do you get a chance to do something like this and make a difference?” Martindale asked, adding he also had plans to participate three years ago, but was unable due to a knee injury. “We’re simply just riding a bike, which is the easy part. It’s the kids who have to go through treatment, they’re the real heroes out of all this.”

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