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Student groups get behind CRD on transit issue UVic and Camosun student societies see local control of bus system as best option Daniel Palmer News staff

Ali Hamado, executive director and treasurer of the B.C. Muslim Association Victoria branch, stands in front of the nearly completed Masjid Al-Iman mosque, located in the 2200block of Quadra St. Daniel Palmer/News staff

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Victoria’s only mosque is nearly ready for its grand reopening. The Masjid Al-Iman mosque, located in the 2200-block of Quadra St., is roughly 85 per cent complete and should be open by the end of October, said Ali Hamado, executive director and treasurer of the B.C. Muslim Association Victoria branch. “When I first arrived in Victoria, we used to pray off a living room in a rented townhouse,” said Hamado, who moved from Syria in 1993. “The whole community is very excited to have a new mosque.” The previous mosque, established in 1997, was comprised

of two century-old buildings on the same site across from Crystal Pool. But with an estimated 1,200 Muslims in the Capital Region, the place of worship was overdue for an upgrade. “We always wanted to rebuild the mosque,” said Hamado, also a student in social work at the University of Victoria. “The old buildings were really run down and didn’t accommodate the number of worshippers who come.” Thanks to help from the 12 other B.C. Muslim Association chapters, the project is only $200,000 away from its $2.2 million fundraising goal. Hamado anticipates raising the remaining money in the next two months. “It’s for the community, for Muslims and non-Muslims,”

Hamado said, explaining the mosque will include a library and learning centre, ideal for many of the elementary school tours through the place of worship. “We regularly have public schools call us to bring the children, so we can give them a brief introduction about Islam,” he said. Weekly prayer services will still be held at various locations across the Capital Region, including UVic, where an estimated 250 international Muslim students attend each year. Hamado hopes the opening of Masjid Al-Iman will be a celebration for the entire community. “Everyone is welcome,” he said. dpalmer@vicnews.com

Greater Victoria students are throwing their support behind the region’s municipalities who want greater control over B.C. Transit. Both the University of Victoria and Camosun College student societies are urging B.C. Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom to give the Capital Regional District control of transportation planning. “The biggest issue facing students in the transit system is students being left behind on buses both on and off campus,” said Lucia Orser, UVSS director of external relations. Lekstrom appointed a review panel in March after complaints that the provincially appointed B.C. Transit board was making costly changes without consulting the communities, whose fares and property taxes cover more than half the cost of transit service. He has promised to respond to the recommendations of the panel during the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in September. “The CRD has the ability to raise revenues other than from property taxes and fares, which is the (revenue) system B.C. Transit operates on,” said Madeline Keller-MacLeod, Camosun’s student society spokesperson. Bus pass-ups are still commonplace for more than 30,000 UVic and Camosun students that commute each day to and from campus, she said. “It’s not just during peak hours, it’s throughout the day as well.” Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard has publicly stated the pooling of transportation budgets for integrated planning is the eventual goal of the CRD, a process that could take two years to complete. “If the province gives the CRD transit, that’s the first step,” he said.

Orser said environmental factors also weigh heavily on the student unions’ decision to support CRD control of transit planning. “Transportation accounts for the largest share of greenhouse gases emitted in the Capital Region,” she said. “If we are serious about transitioning off fossil fuels, we need to create local, livable communities that promote active transportation options such as walking, cycling and public transit.” Keller-MacLeod said both student unions have requested a meeting with Lekstrom to express their support. dpalmer@vicnews.com

Increased service aim to reduce pass-ups B.C. Transit is adding 5,000 service hours to better serve University of Victoria and Camosun College students who have been impacted by high demand and crowded buses. The changes take effect Sept. 4. The Victoria Regional Transit Commission voted to reinstate the 7,000 service hours that were cut last year. Of that, 2,000 hours will be for handyDART runs. The remaining 5,000 hours will be targeted to beef up the capital’s most populated routes, No. 4 UVic/Hillside, No. 11 UVic/ Tillicum, No. 14 Vic General/ UVIC via Richmond, No. 21 Interurban, No. 25 Maplewood/Admirals Walk and No. 26 Dockyard/UVic. Not only will there be extra runs Monday through Friday, there will also be overload buses in strategic locations to respond mid-run when buses are at capacity. For full details, visit www. bctransit.com/regions/vic/.


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Richard Hudson sweeps his finger across a world map affixed to his tabletop and offers a quiet overview of the some80,000 kilometres he sailed from France to Argentina to Canada and most recently, through the Northwest passage. After four attempts, the computer systems administrator from Toronto became one of the small, but growing number of mariners who have successfully navigated through the nearly 1,600 kilometre arctic archipelago. “I was wondering if I could finally make it,” says Hudson, who arrived in Victoria this summer on his 15-metre sailboat, Issuma, after completing the passage in 2011 and wintering in Alaska. “When there are some clouds, so it’s not shining horribly brightly, and when the wind is not very strong … when the waves aren’t very big, so you’re not worried about being blown out onto a rock – that’s a beautiful day on the water.” According to Tony Soper, British author and arctic expedition leader who tracks traffic through the passage, Issuma is the 151st boat through the Northwest passage. At roughly one-third less distance to Asia than via the Panama Canal, the passage has long been a desired route for shipping between Europe and Asia. Before the year 2000, only a small number of icebreaker ships had been through the passage, but with climate change opening up the channel for a longer period of each summer, the number of pleasure craft in the passage is on the rise, along with commercial vessels. The Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone, or NORDREG, tracked 13 pleasure craft through the Northwest passage in 2011. In both 2009 and 2010,

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Sewage project expected to be major issue Nathan Rotman, the NDP’s national director, called Savoie’s A byelection also provides more of resignation disappointing and said an opportunity to capitalize on local the candidate nomination process issues than in a general election, said will likely open after the Labour Day former Liberal MP David Anderson, weekend. who held the Victoria seat from 1993 “Certainly, we expect this to be a to 2006. popular nomination race,” Rotman While major national issues like said, adding the federal government the Enbridge pipeline will likely call Victoria’s project, environmental byelection this fall assessment cuts and a in conjunction with reduction in fisheries several others in officers are going Calgary Centre, to weigh on voters’ Durham, Ont. and choices, local concerns possibly Etobicoke, like the Capital Regional Ont. District’s secondary “I would speculate it sewage treatment will be a late October project – which call for a late November Anderson opposes election date,” Rotman Christopher Causton said. – could prove to be paramount to electoral The federal success. government has 180 days to call a “This could be the sleeper that byelection when a seat becomes wins either the Liberals or the vacant. If Victoria is not called until Greens the election,” Anderson said. February, the byelection will occur “But it’s for the NDP to lose. They in the middle of the provincial 2013 are the favourites.” election campaign, an undesirable May said the Greens do advocate scenario for both levels of for regional sewage treatment, but government. that the proposed project – of which Last Thursday, Savoie announced one-third will be funded by federal she would step down on Aug. 31 dollars – is not the right fit. for unspecified health reasons. “The current system isn’t She served as Victoria MP for sustainable forever, but it’s certainly three terms since 2006, winning an not an urgent crisis where we impressive 50 per cent of the vote in jump to the wrong system,” May the 2011 election. said. “Municipally, provincially and Savoie’s challengers in the last federally, there are a lot of us who federal election were Conservative don’t think the solution that’s being Patrick Hunt, Jared Giesbrecht for proposed right now is the right one.” the Greens and Christopher Causton, The byelection provides the first Liberal candidate and former Oak democratic outlet for residents of Bay mayor. Victoria, Oak Bay and a large portion Causton could not be reached for of Saanich to voice their support comment on his interest in running or rejection of the controversial for the Liberal seat this fall. dpalmer@vicnews.com $782-million sewage treatment project, which will increase annual municipal taxes by hundreds of dollars per household. Give us your comments by email: “(Prime Minister) Stephen editor@vicnews.com. All letters must Harper’s leadership style will have a name and a telephone number inevitably be the larger backdrop (in for verification. the byelection),” Ruff said. Continued from Page A1

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Esquimalt councillor to join national policy group Daniel Palmer News staff

Esquimalt’s mayor hopes the appointment of one councillor to a national body could help the township keep muchneeded federal payments in check. Coun. Dave Hodgins will join the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) this fall. He’ll provide a local voice on two standing committees, one dealing with crime prevention and another handling policy

for socio-economic development. But the real advantage on joining the federation, said Mayor Barb Desjardins, relates to Esquimalt’s dependency on payments it receives for the high proportion of federal land in the municipality. “Any municipality who has federal properties across the country gets a payment in lieu of the taxes,” she said. “The question has always been, is it at a normally assessed value.” The payment in lieu of

taxes, or PILT, program doles out more than $500 million annually to local governments to compensate for federal government exemptions from paying property tax. “Esquimalt is the most dependent community in Canada on PILT,” said Desjardins, who previously served on FCM committees before pulling out last year for personal reasons. Hodgins hopes to relay Esquimalt’s concerns with the PILT program in September at

a conference in Laval, Que. “I’m sure there will be an opportunity to connect with people serving on that PILT committee, and I’ll be looking to strengthen Esquimalt’s position on many fronts,” Hodgins said. The FCM has more than 2,000 member municipalities and works to build consensus to influence federal government policy on such issues as infrastructure spending, green initiatives and policing. dpalmer@vicnews.com

Policing proposal details to be made public Daniel Palmer

ria were made public at a council meeting last week. “The public has been waiting a long time for this,” she said. “Each step we take is like walking in sand, so we set a timeline.” Coun. Dave Hodgins said the 30-day deadline will allow both police agencies to vet the proposals for any information that

could compromise public safety, such as detailed patrol schedules. “That way, we don’t have to spend money on the lawyers or possibly put Esquimalt or its residents in a position of liability,” he said. Councillors also want to get police board approval before the proposals are released. dpalmer@vicnews.com

Teen nabbed in Vic West after island set on fire

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A teen faces breach charges after a fire was doused on Coffin Island early Sunday. Witnesses reported a fire on the tiny island, located off the foot of Robert Street in Vic West, around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Victoria firefighters responded and informed Victoria police that someone was hiding in the water. The VicPD Marine Unit located a suspect hiding near the water’s edge. He was heavily intoxicated and was hospitalized for hypothermia and a head injury, said VicPD spokesperson Sgt. Mike Rus-

Multiple B & E suspect tracked down by police

As officers arrived, the suspect fled the scene while “threatening the homeowner with a weapon, as well as throwing large rocks at him,” Victoria police spokesperson Mike Russell said in a release. The suspect eluded a VicPD canine unit during a two-hour search. Police later identified the man as Morgan Knull, 20. He was arrested by the Focused Enforcement Team the next day. Knull is a suspect in multiple break-ins in the downtown core dating back to May. He faces 13 charges ranging from break-and-enter, assault, breach of court conditions and drug trafficking. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Esquimalt council has bowed to public pressure to release both the RCMP and Victoria policing proposals. Mayor Barb Desjardins agreed to release the documents by Sept. 21 after letters of approval from the RCMP and City of Victo-

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Savoie earned our respect Most Victorians put politics aside upon hearing of Victoria NDP MP Denise Savoie’s decision to step away from her position. Citing a “health warning” from her physician, Savoie said last week she could no longer “represent her constituents to the standard they have come to expect.” Reactions ranged from shock to sadness, and the consensus formed around the region was that Savoie leaves big shoes to fill. With a career in politics running from her election as a Victoria councillor in 1999 to her rise as NDP MP in 2006 – a seat she held onto during two subsequent elections – Savoie earned a reputation as a steadfast representative. Despite political barriers, Savoie helped bring millions of federal dollars to the region for the Johnson Street bridge and sewage treatment projects. She previously spearheaded many regional environmental and humanitarian projects, including the Galloping Goose Trail and regional housing trust. That type of commitment and devotion to Greater Victoria citizens will be difficult to replace. Savoie’s “city council-style” politics will be missed. Her passion for bringing local concerns to federal ears made her stand out among her cohorts in the chamber. As she steps down from her post this week, she will leave a legacy of championing crossparty co-operation and initiatives that helped lead the government toward integrating provincial and municipal policymaking. Although Savoie would not speculate on her replacement, she is looking forward to a “pretty exciting” race for her seat. Among the names of potential byelection candidates being tossed about in local pubs are Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin for the NDP, as well as 2011 federal election candidates Patrick Hunt of the Conservatives, former Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton for the Liberals and former Green Party candidate Jared Giesbrecht. Anyone vying for the job will have to answer to Victoria residents and be able to speak clearly for them in Ottawa to earn the respect Savoie gained during her tenure in politics. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Studying projects to death NDP leader Adrian Dix has and more complaints to justify announced that one of his first acts refusal at the provincial level, to go as premier would be to withdraw along with court cases and directB.C. from the joint review of action protests. the Enbridge pipeline Speaking of which, proposal from Alberta to the frontal assault by Kitimat. agitators at the federal The two-year federalEnbridge hearings has led review will be mostly mostly petered out. After done by next May, but Dix 4,000-odd people were proposes to start a new signed up to speak, most provincial assessment to didn’t bother, and some examine the B.C. portion. hearings were cancelled. He doesn’t know how Apparently slacktivists much it would cost, and such as “Jonathan L. under questioning he all Seagull” and “Cave Man” Tom Fletcher didn’t make it out of their but admitted the intention B.C. Views is to study the pipeline to Vancouver basement death. suites to tell the panel oil Fresh from a summer is bad. tour of the pipeline route to reaffirm Professional environmentalists solidarity with its opponents, Dix are now wringing their hands over is hardly in a position to consider Ottawa’s decision to leave smalleranything but maximum resistance. scale reviews to the province. This As Premier Christy Clark did means, for example, that there in her showdown with Alberta won’t be a duplicate federal review over benefits, Dix hinted that of the urgently needed refit of the provincial permits for river and John Hart Dam on the Campbell wildlife crossings would be made River. as expensive as possible, if not One reader suggested that refused. environmental pioneer Roderick The same fate awaits the Kinder Haig-Brown is still spinning in his Morgan plan to twin the existing grave over the damming of this Trans-Mountain oil pipeline to legendary salmon river. Perhaps, Burnaby. Dix left the impression but that was in 1947. Does it make that he would undo the years sense today to lard pointless of work that have gone into bureaucracy onto a reconstruction bringing some rational sense to that replaces wooden pipes and environmental approvals that can provides earthquake protection, be, and have been, dragged out for without expanding river impact? years. NDP environment critic Rob The B.C. hearings would provide Fleming hammered away at the another platform for opponents, B.C. Liberals about this in the

spring, reminding them that Auditor General John Doyle had exposed a lack of resources in the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, even before Ottawa’s changes. Fleming makes it sound like a huge new burden has been dumped on B.C. False. Provincial assessment already must be done with the participation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, the provincial ministries of natural resources and energy and mines, and of course aboriginal communities. This is why it’s so long and expensive. And don’t be fooled into believing that a federal review would go out and count the tadpoles and caribou again. It’s only the desk jobs that have proliferated. There weren’t just two levels of duplicate review, but three. Earlier in their mandate, the B.C. Liberals exempted major projects such as mines and energy generation from local government control, citing the “provincial interest” similar to the federal authority over projects that cross provincial borders. I agree with the NDP that B.C. environmental assessment needs more resources, in particular to do the follow-up on approved projects, as called for by the auditor general. Forest management needs more money too. All the more reason not to waste resources on political gestures. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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We’re all responsible for our own actions

Is it time to licence cyclists? Re: The future of cycling (News, Aug. 22) While I certainly don’t argue the need for bicycle lanes and admire those who cycle to and from work, I wonder why cyclists don’t require licence plates on their bikes. Not only would this help offset the cost of our bicycle lanes, more of which are being demanded all the time, but licence plates would enable reporting infractions by cyclists. I’m certainly not against cycling and, until back problems put an end to my walking and sometime cycling, I enjoyed the pastime. I have had my car kicked and been sworn at or spit on by cyclists – when they were in the wrong, not me. Some of them blatantly disobey the rules of the road, come speeding out of side streets or driveways into traffic or come speeding up to a busy traffic corner where a car is already legally in the middle of a right-hand turn. The cyclist is then choked because the driver, who can’t see them zoom up out of nowhere, didn’t stop to let them go straight ahead through the intersection. I have also observed cyclists completely disregard pedestrians using crosswalks. We can report road rage and abuse by vehicle drivers, using their licence plate numbers. We have nothing to identify the same infractions by cyclists. I’m not advocating a

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To pay for more bike lanes, letter-writers suggest that bicycles should be licensed. What do you think? cyclist being required to take a test, but a means of identification could help offset the cost and upkeep of bicycle lanes. Those of us who have no choice but to depend on automobiles for transportation require licence plates. Why shouldn’t cyclists? Trisha Thorner Esquimalt Re: The future of cycling (News, Aug. 22) I would be more enthusiastic about spending my taxes on

bicycle lanes if bicycles were required to have a licence like all other vehicles on public roads. When I had a bike as a teenager in Ontario, I had to have a licence. This helps to defray the costs associated with the bikes, can help recover stolen bikes and can identify cyclists who drive on sidewalks, do not wear helmets and ignore stop signs and so forth. The licences need not be expensive, say $50 a year. Come on B.C. get with it. W.A. Hughes Victoria

Re: Pedestrians and horse fan (Letters, Aug. 22) I really don’t understand how people refuse to take responsibility for their own safety. I walk a lot, cycle, ride public transit and love horses. Our city is beautiful. There are a lot of people from many different places visiting, along with working people and retired people all trying to get somewhere at the same time. Unfortunately, I don’t think there are any measures the city could take that would ensure that people would obey the law 100 per cent. There will always be somebody, running late for whatever, that is willing to take a chance on running a light or scooting across the road. Personally, being aware of this, when I have a walk light I always wait and look to make sure the road is clear before I go into the street. We have to take some responsibility for our own safety. As well, removing public transit from areas of the downtown core will just inconvenience residents and tourists. A lot of us get frustrated during the height of the tourist season, but it is necessary in order for many of our small businesses to survive. We want to encourage tourism, not drive it away. Which brings me to the horses that add something special to the downtown streets. They would be dearly missed if taken off the road. Again, people must realize that if driving,

walking or cycling, we all have to share the road and take care when doing so. You simply have to be aware and realize that when you take some of these routes, you are not getting anywhere in a hurry. We have one of the most beautiful cities in the world, embrace it. Debbie Peck Esquimalt

NDP can stand on its own record Re: Returning to the NDP is akin to returning to an ex-spouse (Letters, Aug. 17) Letter-writer Joe Sawchuk throws out the usual scare tactics used by the B.C. Liberals and their allies: if you vote for the NDP in the next election, we will lose jobs in B.C. The last NDP government’s economic record during the 1990s tells a rather different story. During the 1991-2001 period that the NDP was in power, employment in B.C. increased by 22 per cent according to Statistics Canada. By comparison, during the 2001-2011 decade with the B.C. Liberals at the helm, employment increased by just 18 per cent. Steven Murray Victoria

Refinery proposal is a good idea Media mogul and owner of the Victoria News David Black has my support for his proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery near Kitimat to process heavy oil from the Enbridge pipeline. I’ve had the same idea myself.

Museum cannot get stuck in the past Re: Historic globe project hits stumbling block (News, Aug. 10) The last time I took a student group to the Royal B.C. Museum was for the exhibit from the British Museum. A student stood reverently before the gifts of Chief Maquinna to Capt. James Cook, and said with a touch of awe, “My great-greatgrandfather’s brother gave those gifts to Cook.” I then heard the story of Chief Maquinna and James Cook from Maquinna’s family’s perspective.

That could not have happened without the RBC Museum hosting the exhibit. Dismayed, I read about the museum backing out of an agreement to bring evidence to B.C. for the general public to look at and consider for ourselves the validity of Sam Bawlf’s persuasive theory that Sir Francis Drake discovered Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands 200 years before the text books say Europeans came to these shores. I remember reading my texts in

elementary school and asking my mother why she had taught me that the Vikings had come to North America around the year 1000 A.D., when my text said that Columbus discovered North America. She said the text was out of date. She also told me that perhaps an Irish monk had crossed the Atlantic ocean several hundred years earlier. That journey in a coracle has since been recreated to prove it was at least possible. I added Mr. Bawlf’s persuasive

theory to my class content almost 10 years ago. I’m not waiting for the text to catch up, nor should the museum remain stuck in the past. Does the museum want to lead the way in showing students how history is written and that there are new things to discover about the past? If it does, it will reconsider and create an exhibit around the Molyneux globe that I can bring my students to see and discuss. Sara Plumpton Victoria

Why should we let the Asian countries buy our Canadian crude oil and refine it for their markets when we could add value by refining it here in B.C. and shipping them the finished product? This is a strategy that would create local jobs for our own citizens and address the environmental concerns around oil tankers travelling in B.C.’s coastal waters. I know Alberta wants to do this because I worked on a project in East Edmonton (a stone’s throw from the refineries in Fort Saskatchewan) that would have seen it become a reality. And as long as Enbridge meets the conditions and standards set out by the premier, moving heavy oil from Alberta through a pipeline would be a heck of a lot better than shipping it by rail or truck. That’s why B.C. should be working with Alberta on exactly the kind of joint interprovincial venture David Black is proposing, a venture that would bring value-added tertiary oil refining to B.C. along with the heavy oil pipeline. Shipping gasoline, jet fuel and other refined oil products by tanker is just as practical as shipping crude oil and lot safer from an environmental standpoint. So let’s not waste this opportunity and the revenue and jobs it could bring to our province. There’s a lot we could do here in B.C. with a piece of the oil industry pie. Roop Virk Chilliwack

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Greek Fest celebration widening its scope Food options abound, but event has evolved into a folk celebration Brittany Lee News staff

You’ve still got time to feast on spanakopita, souvlaki and gyros. This week’s Greek Fest, a free, familyfriendly 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, according to one organizer. “It’s not only Greek stuff,” said society vice-president Jim Koutougos. “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 its 11th year, the festival is based on the Greek tradition of philoxenia, or “love of strangers.” In Greek culture, neighbours often invite strangers or acquaintances to festivals and make them feel at home, Kout-

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ougos explained. “This is carrying on a tradition that you will find all over Greece.” The festival continues to grow. An estimated 30,000 people attended last year. More seating and entertainment have been added this time around. Performances range from Spanish flamenco to Polynesian drumming. “It’s more of a folk festival,” Koutougos said. Also included are heritage exhibits, arts and crafts and face-painting. As well, dancers from Messologi, Greece are back in town to perform. However, the main draw to the event, Koutougos said, is “tons of delicious authentic Greek food.” “If you like that type of cuisine, there’s something that you’re not going to get at any Greek restaurant in town, and that’s the roast lamb.” Greek Fest runs now through As the Kinsmen Foundation of BC Monday (Sept. 3), from 11 a.m. celebrates its 60th Anniversary we are to 10 p.m. next to Commonsearching for past, present and future wealth Place on Elk Lake Dr.

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Festival a fundraiser While Greek Fest is the main fundraiser for the Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Community Society, donations and proceeds from vendor purchases will contribute to several different causes. The society partnered with the Saanich Fire Department to raise funds for the hot lunch program, which provides food for children in Victoria schools. And 10 per cent of yesterday’s proceeds went to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. As well, there will be a 10 per cent discount on all food items for seniors tomorrow (Aug. 30).

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Ronson takes on new job at art gallery Jon Tupper, Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria announced that Janyce Ronson is the new Director of Advancement at the gallery. Ronson has been a member of the gallery’s senior management team since 2007 as the manager Janyce Ronson of gallery services. Ronson’s new role will see her take responsibility for the Advancement Department which includes the AGGV’s annual fundraising and community outreach initiatives. “Janyce has a deep understanding of the gallery, our donors and the community,” said Tupper, “She and her team will be working to build on and achieve new heights of success for the AGGV in the years ahead.” Ronson has an extensive background in working with non-profit and government organizations in strategic planning and development in both Alberta and Ontario. Prior to joining the gallery she had a successful career in retail management in Victoria. Ronson holds an M.Sc. from the University of Guelph in resources development and planning and a bachelor of environmental science from the University of Waterloo in urban and regional Planning. She began her new role at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Aug. 20. llavin@vicnews.com

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A taste of Austria The Carinthia Double Sextet is on a tour of North America and Victoria will be their last stop before heading back to Austria. The group has travelled the world over and were invited to China and South Africa, where they sang for Nelson Mandela. They are known for singing Austrian and international folk music as well as sacred and secular classical repertoire. The concert, sponsored by the Linden Singers of Victoria, will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 1273 Fort St. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Admission is by donation. Go to kaerntnerdoppelsextett.com for more information. llavin@vicnews.com

Shakespeare with a view Daniel Palmer News staff

For those who didn’t get their outdoor iambic fill this summer, another Shakespeare play is popping up along Dallas Road. Shakespeare by the Sea is staging A Midsummer Night’s Dream nightly at 7 p.m. until Sept. 2 at Holland Point Park, in a relaxed and intimate setting for 100 guests

each night. “There is no Bard on the Beach here yet, but we’re going to be it,” said director Robert Light, who already has plans to expand to two plays next summer. “You look out onto the Juan de Fuca and Olympic mountains; it’s the perfect backdrop,” he said. As part of the process, the organization is holding a twoweek education program for young actors, ages 8 to 12 as

well as 13 to 19, to teach the essentials of Shakespearean acting. Students will then appear onstage as fairies and elves in the Sept. 1 and 2 performances. The 20-actor playbill is made up of local professional and community actors, including UVic acting students, who have been rehearsing for the past two and a half months. Light, who has been

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to join in the festivities at Esquimalt Gorge Park,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins. “We are celebrating the past, the present and the future of our great community and this will be reflected in the day’s program. Given the spectacular festivities held in the park in earlier times, I expect that many people will be dressed in historic attire as part of the celebration.” Entertainment throughout the day will be music to the ears of all ages, showcasing some of the most popular bands on the local and national scene. Headlining the evening’s entertainment is Canadian power-pop legends Odds, along with folk artist Jeremy Fisher, a two-time Juno Award nominee. Rounding out the evening’s entertainment will be Wasabi Collective from Nelson B.C., hailed as one of Canada’s best live independent bands. The afternoon lineup includes West Coast music scene favourite Daniel Lapp, Chris Frye with the Georgia Basin Beat Collective, local R&B favorites the Soul Shakers, jazz and blues vocalist Maureen Washington and Fraser Campbell, author of the Esquimalt theme song “Esquimalt Shines.” Additional entertainment will be showcased on the garden stage and a Kid’s Zone will keep the younger set busy with games and bouncy castle.

At the Centennial Plaza, enjoy informative displays and food vendors, voyageur canoe rides on the Gorge Waterway, historic walking tours through Gorge Park and more. In addition to planning for a full day of events, the committee was also committed to producing a green event, and transportation was a key component of that. While there will be no on-site parking for the event, shuttles will be running from the Archie Browning Arena parking lot and ample bike racks will be available. BC Transit has been alerted to the extra riders expected, and pedi-cabs have also been arranged to pick up Transit riders with mobility challenges to take them into the park, Jones notes. While the event is a celebration for residents and community members past and present, the entire region is urged to come join the fun. “We want to show what we’ve accomplished as a community, and to instill pride in our younger generation that they’ve been raised in Esquimalt. “We always say Esquimalt is compact in size but enormous in spirit,” Jones says, adding that “Esquimalt knows how to party – it’s going to be awesome!” For more news and updates on the Esquimalt 100 Community Celebration, visit www.esquimaltcentennial2012.ca

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12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. - Kid’s Zone Activities hosted by Esquimalt Parks and Recreation, United Way, and Sportball 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Refreshment Garden hosted by Spinnaker’s Brew Pub

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12:30 p.m. - Uminari Taiko Drummers 1:30 p.m. - Public ceremony: First Nations blessing and introduction of dignitaries 2:10 p.m. - Cake Cutting 2:30 p.m. - Slam Poetry (featuring Esquimalt High School Graduates) 4:00 p.m. - Naden Dixie Band 5:00 p.m. - Naden Dixie Band 5:30 p.m. - Garden stage closes

A Green Event at the Gorge Please help us reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill by using the composting and recycling stations set up throughout the park. A water refill station will also be on-site, so bring your reusable water container.

Transportation options No parking on-site, please use alternative transportation options: free shuttle service from Archie Browning, free bike parking on-site, walk, or use BC Transit (plan your route at www.transitbc.com/regions/vic/tripplanner.cfm). Harbour Ferries will also be providing a reduced rate from Downtown Victoria to Tillicum Landing. For more information, please visit www.esquimaltcentennial2012.ca.

This project has been supported by the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia . Ce projet a été appuyé par le Programme Développement des communautés par le biais des arts et du patrimoine du ministère de Patrimoine Canadien..

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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. 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 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. People who visit the park should be concerned about the natural areas. I find 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. With park society president Darrell Wick and Dischner, 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. 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 farmland, rain percolated into the forest slowly. Replace that with roads, roofs and driveways, and the rain suddenly has no brakes, Wicks says. 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 the day’s tasks. “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.” Find an extended version of this story at vicnews.com. editor@saanichnews.com

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Wearing baby blue socks, Brandon Fushimi stood out among the rest during Team Campos’ debut on the first day of Victoria Royals rookie camp last week. Fushimi, 16, is a return invite from last year’s camp. It wasn’t the socks that got him noticed, but it was easy to spot the right winger as he and centreman Tyler Soy, the Royals top draft pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, found early chemistry. The duo showed exemplary poise and skill as the banged home three goals in the second half of their first game, each off a passing play with each other. Along with speedy defenceman Jack Walker, they led the team to first place at the Rookie Camp, winning the Marty the Marmot Cup. Tracking 148 players on eight teams may seem daunting for head coach Dave Lowry. The new boss had plenty of help in assess-

ing the promising talent of last week’s rookie camp. But there’s no denying the magnitude of the four-day tournament which, for many players and families who made the trek to Victoria, was an introduction to the Western Hockey League. For regular fans who showed up to watch, it can be little more than a messy game of awkward 15- and 16-year-old teenage boys spinning out of control in an effort trying to impress the Royals brass. Players are adjusting to growth spurts and their play can vary from spastic and awful to slick and impressive on the same shift. “And that’s just it,” said Royals general manager Cam Hope, who was previously with the New York Rangers. “At an NHL rookie camp guys come in with a lot of energy but they’re fully grown and well aware of themselves – their skills are developed.” With 15-year-olds and even 16-year-olds, he said, there is a graceful allowance of error built into each player’s assessment. It’s more about what they show in terms of skill and potential. Intangibles are noted while mistakes,

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Brandon Fushimi, No. 16, of Team Campos steps onto the ice to face and Team Grant during the second day of Victoria Royals rookie camp on Friday. for the most part, are not. But with 148 players, including two dozen or so top-end bantam draft picks swallowing up the bulk of the attention, players need to do something to stand out. And that’s why Lowry relies heavily on help from the entire front office of assistant coaches Enio Sacilotto, Ben Cooper and Geoff Grimwood, goalie coach Brady Robinson, director of player personnel Grant Armstrong, and head scout Garry Pochipinski. Throw in a dozen more community coaches brought in by Grimwood to oversee all eight teams, allowing Lowry and company to hold a birds-eye view from the press box. Not to mention the team has

a whole whack of scouts, 18 in all. They aren’t all here, but they have a vested interest, as they’re the ones responsible for inviting the players in the first place. Only 12 to 24 players actually moved from rookie camp to main camp this week, many of them draftees, only a few of which will actually play with the Royals this year. “We have a pretty good idea who will get first crack at gametime this year,” Lowry said. The most important factor for the 16-year-olds is improving their stock on the team’s depth chart. For the non-drafted 15-year-olds, it’s getting that all-important invite back for 2013.

“With rookie camp we can’t talk much with every player,” Lowry said, “but we can try to answer any questions they have.” So who organizes the camp, its 148 wide-eyed players and 300 equally wide-eyed parents? “It’s probably the busiest week of the year for hockey operations and communications guys Corey St. Laurent and Jeff Harris,” Hope said. Upwards of 100 players played in main camp beginning on Monday (Aug. 27), whittled down to two teams for Wednesday night’s National Bank Intersquad Game, 7 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. sports@vicnews.com

Royals unite Walker brothers Top U.S.A. prospect joins Royals Travis Paterson News staff

The Victoria Royals have added a second Walker to the roster. Jack Walker, 16, has joined elder brother Ben, 19, in pursuit of a career in the Western Hockey League. Though Ben was the first to join the team when he made his debut part-way through last season, it was Jack who initially caught the Royals’ attention. In January, Jack represented his country at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Austria and last month he played for Team U.S.A. at the Under-17 Five Nations tournament in the Czech Republic, where he helped his team win gold. “(The Royals) contacted me first,” Jack said on Thursday.

“My mom wasn’t all that fired up about giving a college scholarship.” – Jack Walker When you’re from Edina, Minn., the NCAA is kind of a big deal. Giving up your chance to play in Div. 1 hockey is a decision the whole community notices. “It took my brother going to the WHL to change things, and convince my family that this is the right path for me. I have an agent who had a couple of NCAA schools interested in me, and my mom wasn’t all that fired up about giving up a college scholarship.” By signing to the Royals, Jack, like Ben, has waved his NCAA eligibility, even though Jack has yet to make the team. The minor stipend of less than $100 per

week gives him professional status in the NCAA’s eyes. Right from the start, Walker is being compared to fellow 16-year-old Joe Hicketts, the Royals top draft pick from the 2011 WHL bantam draft. “Getting Jack is like having two first round draft picks from 2011,” said general manager Cam Hope. With the likes of Hicketts and sizeable defencemen Keegan Kanzig, 17, and Chaz Reddekopp, 15, the Royals are stocked with blue chip prospects on defence for the next few years, Hope said. Both Jack Walker and Hicketts are slightly on the smaller side but have explosive speed and are offensively gifted, projected as puck-moving, powerplay quarterbacks. Hicketts may hold a slight edge in making the team this year, while Jack might have to wait another year before joining Ben as a WHLer. sports@vicnews.com

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Chargers promote coach Scot Cuachon has been named to the vacant basement of the men’s PacWest (B.C.) conferCamosun Chargers men’s basketence to a bronze medal at ball head coaching position. the 2012 provincial chamCuachon started with the Charpionships. gers two years ago as assistant “I’m excited about taking coach to Craig Price. Earlier this over a program on the rise summer Price took a job coach... it’s a very big opportuing and teaching at Medicine Hat nity for me,� he said. College in Alberta. Cuachon studied high “Price left the program in fanperformance development tastic shape and because of that, at the University of Westthe transition will be a much ern Ontario and has 10 smoother one,� stated Cuachon years of coaching experiin a release. “We have a great ence, including time with group of returning athletes, some B.C.’s U15 and U14 BC who have had opportunities elseyouth teams. where including the CIS to play.� Chargers basketball seaCamosun Chargers son starts in October. Cuachon was part of the program’s resurgence from the Scot Cuachon sports@vicnews.com

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Still kickin’ Kickboxer Stan Peterec connects with a left kick against Tracy Huber at Summer Slugfest in the curling rink of the Archie Browning Sports Centre on Saturday night. He might look like a 53-year-old but Peterec fought like a 33-year-old as he defeated 35-year-old Huber. It’s Peterec’s fifth decade of fighting, joining a rare club in the history of prize fighting. Local fighters Ben Lee and Lindsay Ball won their fights while Alex Tribe fought to a draw and Hal Kreisel suffered a loss.

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Canada sweep rugby sevens tourney Canada’s men’s and women’s teams both qualified for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Moscow by winning their respective divisions at the North American Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens (NACRA 7s) tournament in Ottawa on Friday and Saturday. The Langford-based women’s team outscored their NACRA 7s opponents by a combined total of 284-0 to grab the only qualifying spot for Moscow, The story was similar for the men, except with U.S.A. there, it meant a stiffer competition for the final. The men carried a heavy contingent of Victoria players, with three graduates of Oak Bay High, captain Phil Mack, Connor Braid and Sean White, as well as UVic Vikes sevens star Sean Duke, James Bay’s John Moonlight and, a

trio of longtime Castaway Wanderers nationals, Chauncey O’Toole, Ciaran Hearn and Nanyak Dala. On Day 1, Canada blasted Bermuda, the Bahamas and Mexico. On Day 2 Canada defeated Barabados 45-7 in the quarterfinal and Jamaica 31-0 in the semifinal. It set up Canada versus U.S.A. in the final. U.S.A. scored first but Canada responded with three tries in the first half and won 26-19. John Moonlight (James Bay) ran in two tries in the final, including one off an interception at the end of the first half. Conor Trainor and Sean Duke (UVic Vikes) also scored one try each. Duke’s was the game winner, breaking a 19-19 tie late in the match. The CDI Premier rugby season starts Sept. 15. sports@vicnews.com

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCHER

BC Ambulance Service Victoria Dispatch As an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD), you are the first point of contact in life and death situations, providing vital information to paramedic crews, callers, and hospitals. Based in a 24/7 Dispatch Operations Centre, this role facilitates immediate access to emergency services through 911 calls. Qualifications:

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

MIND BODY & SPIRIT Indian Head Massage course in Victoria Cost is $400+ tax 2 day Certification course where you will learn how to do a relaxing ½ hour Indian Head Massage treatment. For more info contact me at 780-991-6067 or by email: marthor@shaw.ca. wholisticservicesbymarlene.com Rejuvenating Face Massage Course in Victoria Cost is $400+ tax 2 day Certification course where you will learn how to do a beautiful 1 hr long Rejuvenating Face massage treatment. For more info contact me at 780-991-6067 or by email: marthor@shaw.ca. wholisticservicesbymarlene.com

HEALTH PRODUCTS CASH BACK- $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800854-5176.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

·Valid Cardiopulmonary resuscitation-cert.(CPR-C) ·A valid Occupational First Aid-2 (OFA-2) certificate ·40 words/min. typing spd. Apply NOW for November 2012 Training Classes! www.bcas.ca/dispatch -careers/

TRADES, TECHNICAL ALBERTA BASED Company looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: jobs@commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002.

DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 www.mydebtsolution.com

Journeyman Mechanic Do you love the outdoors? OK Tire in Terrace, B.C. NOW HIRING! Excellent renumeration for successful applicant. Fax resume to (1)-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or Email: momack@citywest.ca

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

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VICTORIA NEWS - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

LEGAL SERVICES

BUILDING SUPPLIES

FUEL/FIREWOOD

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption, property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

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

FOR RESTLESS or cramping legs. A fast acting remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660 www.allcalm.com

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

PETS PETS FREE KITTENS to good home. Call (250)818-8813.

FREE ITEMS FREE: EXTRA large pet cage, call (250)721-0308. FREE. Two 6’4” x 3’10” glass panels. (778)265-1615.

FRIENDLY FRANK 16 GLASS and canning jars, all different sizes, $4 for all. Call (250)656-1640. 1940ish NECKTIES 30 for $30. Box of material $10. (778)265-1615. 3.2 CU ft Danby Fridge, $90 obo. Call (250)920-7472.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

KITCHEN TABLE, 4 chairs, Canadian Maple. $99. email: hellochrissy1@yahoo.com

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

FLOORING

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.

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.

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

STUDY.WORK. S U . O TRAIN TO BE A PRACTICAL NURSE IN VICTORIA TODAY!

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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. STEEL BUILDINGHuge Clearance Sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

SOOKE RANCHER Beautiful, immaculate, 1,649 sq ft executive rancher located in Whiffen Spit Estates, Sooke, BC. 10,000+ sq ft lot. Asking price $429,900. 250-686-5372

250.384.8121 www.sprottshaw.com

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

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

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. firm. 1(250)653-9799.

HOMES WANTED 10353 DEVLIN Plc, Sidney. Private rancher $499,000, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg treed lot. Complete 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

MAYFAIR AREA (Open House), Sept. 1, 10:30-12:00 PM. 4 bdrms, 3 bath, 1 bdrm suite. $464,900. 3174 Yew St. 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

LANGFORD, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, $1500 mo + utils, N/S, pets neg, large sundeck, W/D hookups. (250)478-6272. SIDNEY. WATERFRONT 3 bdrm, 3 bath, heritage house, $2300 + utils. 250-812-4154.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION ESQUIMALT LADY: will share home with N/S working lady or student, near bus/shopping, $500. 250-386-1730. LANGFORD, FURNISHED large rm, tv, internet, utils incl, $550. Sept. 15. 250-883-0157

CLEAN, INSULATED, centrally located in Sidney. Garage for rent. Available immediately. $375. abroad5@live.com

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

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.

STORAGE

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

CALL VICTORIA:

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.

RENTALS

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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1984 Ingot Dr. Rent-to-Own in Cobble Hill, 2.47 acres, 5 bdrm 2 bath, secluded, nicely landscaped, with pond and fenced, bright & beautiful home close to Shawnigan Lake, 30 minutes to Victoria and 20 minutes to Duncan. $2500/m. $1000/m rent credit. Apply at island-rent-to-own.com (250)709-1062

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

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SIDNEY, 1bdrm, bright, freshly painted, close to amens, quiet, N/P, $800 mo. 250-658-9373 GORDREAU APTS. Suites available. Please call 250-383-5353

POCKET COIL MATTRESS Sets w/10 yr FULL (Non prorated) Warrantee $399., Q/Size $499., K/Size $699.; Q/Size Leather-Look Beds $299., Cherry Bunk-Beds w/Mattresses $489.; 3Pc or 5Pc Wood Dinettes $159.; Rockers, Recliners, Loveseats 1/2 PRICE! Carpenter, Mechanic’s, Handyman Tools & Hdwe to 50% OFF & No HST! All On Sale, Must Go! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C

TWIN EXTRA long Springwall chiropractic mattress. Pillow top. $40. (250)598-2472.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

Osteoporosis~MS~Fibromya lgia? Increase Performance? Commercial Vibration machine. Clinically proven. (250)287-2009.

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

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

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

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 floors, 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

HOMES FOR RENT

LAWNMOWER, Electric Compact Mulcher, used once. $75. (250)727-7741.

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

HOME THEATER Audio system, boxed, never used, $300. Collector plates (endangered species), full set (10), $200. Call (250)474-2325.

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.

URGENT SALE! IMMACULATE DOUBLE-WIDE LANNON CREEK $128,000 250-642-5707

SUITES, LOWER

ESQUIMALT

Unique Building Must see

1 Bdrm. Very quiet ocean views, Clean, well maintained. Laundry, Sauna, Elevator, Hot Water, Heat. (250) 388-9384

GRANT MANOR, APARMENTS 6921 Grant Rd. Sooke Bachelor and 1 bdrm. apts. Some newly renovated For further information and to view call

250-642-1900 LANGFORD TOP FLR 2 BR DEN 2 BA LUX CONDO w POOL, nr RRU; vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, u/g pking. Sept. No smokers/pets. 1 yr lease. $1550. 778-433-2239

LANGFORD: SPACIOUS 1 bdrm, 1 bath, laundry, $900 mo all util’s incl. Avail Sept. 1st. NS/NP. (250)389-0983. LARGE BRIGHT 1 bedroom suite, $900 month! Includes heat, hydro, hot water, garbage pick-up, shared laundry, separate ground level entrance, small pets considered. Large shared fenced back yard, on main bus route, close to West Shore Mall. Located in Colwood on a quiet dead end street. Call 778-433-2056 for viewing.

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

WANTED TO RENT URGENT!! SHARE your home with a Japanese Student. MLI Homestays in needing Host Families from Sept. 29 - Oct.5 and from Oct.10-14 at schools located in Victoria. Compensation paid. Contact kwilliams@mliesl.com or 250-3884077 for details.

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TRANSPORTATION

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ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

AUTO FINANCING

AUTO SERVICES

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

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.

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1977 CADILAC Eldorado, beige metallic. Cruise control, automatic. Very good cond., only 80,000 km. Please call (250)477-7076. 1984 380 SE Mercedes, 126. Daily driver, gold with sunroof. Leather interior, no rust. $1800. obo. (250)595-7573.

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

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858-5865 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

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. $13,900 obo, 250658-1123 mjmarshall@telus.net

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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).

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

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ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK No lawn can’t be fixed. Fall pruning, blackberry, ivy & weed removal, 24yrs. WCB.

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

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

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

TAX 250-477-4601 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

U.S. delinquent tax filings & U.S. personal tax returns. Accounting and Cdn tax preparation. www.victax.ca (250) 590-7030

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. GEOF’S RENO’S & Repairs. Decks, stairs, railings, gates & small additions. 250-818-7977. ROB’S RENO’SDecks, stairs, fences. Carpentry; interior, exterior. Concrete forming & placement. 250-8181798, (778)433-1788.

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

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross, (250)812-4879.

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

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

FURNITURE REFINISHING CLEANING SERVICES GREAT RATES! Guar. cleaning since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. (250)385-5869 MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

COMPUTER SERVICES 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.

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

GARDENING 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. DPM SERVICES, lawn & garden, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

(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, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com EXPERIENCED GARDENER - Have tools, will work - P/T or steady. Dean (250)727-7905. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

250.388.3535

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.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PLUMBING

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

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

MOVING & STORAGE

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

PRESSURE WASHING

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior and student discount. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler 250-418-1747. MALTA MOVING. Residential & Commercial - BBB Member. (250)388-0278.

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

PAINTING

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

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.

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. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

✭BUBBA’S HAULING✭ Honest, on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service. 250-478-8858. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071 SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Small hauls. Call Fred, 250-888-5345. SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Small hauls. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PLUMBING

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

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS DEMOSS Dr. $499 per/roof. 2 years warranty. We also install new roofs? Call 250-589-4998

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Give peace a chance: city Councillors hope to follow up Mayors for Peace initiative Daniel Palmer News staff

Victoria councillors want the federal government to create a department of peace. Coun. Marianne Alto and Coun. Chris Coleman put forward the motion at the city’s governance and priorities committee on Monday. “Obviously, the city doesn’t have the authority to enact statutes in this way, but we’re saying it’s important and we need to do something about this as a community,” Alto told the News. The symbolic motion was drafted at the request of Saul Arbess and Penny Joy, co-chairs of the Victoria branch of the Canadian Department of Peace

Initiative, who have been working since 2003 to convince the federal government to establish the department. Arbess said the motion is the first of its kind in Canada, and his organization plans to lobby other municipalities to build support for a federal bill in the coming months. “Cities are where people live, and it’s also the most responsible level of government to its citizenry,” he said. Arbess and his colleagues successfully lobbied the House of Commons to pass the first reading of a bill that would create a department of peace. A similar bill was shot down in 2009, but Arbess is confident local support will help build

momentum in the run-up to the bill’s second reading this fall. “We’re asking for two per cent of the department of defence budget,” he said, admitting his cause still faces many hurdles before becoming a reality. Alto said the motion comes in the wake of Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin’s decision last year to join Mayors for Peace, an international initiative that promotes the abolishment of nuclear weapons, among other issues. “Things like this are so important from a principle perspective, a values perspective, that you can’t give up,” she said. The motion will be voted upon at tomorrow’s regular council meeting. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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