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Fake gun is seized Police respond to 911 call Tuesday SAANICHTON — Police seized a BB gun from several teenage boys Tuesday evening in Central Saanich after receiving a 911 call about someone waving a weapon around on Cultra Avenue. Just before 5 p.m., several Central Saanich Police officers and Sidney North Saanich RCMP members surrounded a home. Several teenage boys were taken into custody and a BB gun was seized. According to a police brief, the teens were “sternly cautioned by police regarding the dangers and risks of possessing and using a BB gun.” They also talked to the parents. This incident, stated police, is a reminder to the public of the dangers of having imitation firearms in one’s possession. “It is difficult, even for experts, to tell between a fake gun or a BB gun and a real weapon from a distance,” stated Central Saanich Police Cpl. Janis Jean in a media release. “Each call to police reporting a gun being seen will prompt the same tactical response from all our officers.” — News staff with files from the Central Saanich Police Service Steven Heywood/News staff

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The Number 72 bus stops at Fifth Street at Beacon Avenue in Sidney. The B.C. government is offering communities the option of forming regional transit commissions.

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Sometimes quiet but still having a large presence in the business community on the Peninsula, generating a lot of jobs and revenue, companies in the local

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2010 cost for policing per resident Victoria: $433 Esquimalt: $356 Oak Bay: $241 Saanich: $214 Sidney (RCMP): $200 officers in the township’s aging public safety building on Park Place. Desjardins hopes a framework agreement, spearheaded by provincial facilitator Lee Doney, will provide a chance to blend the best of both proposals for the township. VicPD Chief Const. Jamie Graham said his department’s proposal is meant to serve as a “foundation on which a final agreement will be built.� The framework agreement will be negotiated in the coming year, while Fortin and Desjardins continue to push the province and other municipalities on regional cost-sharing for policing. “Everybody benefits, so everybody should share the load,� Desjardins said. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Sidney celebrates 60th anniversary Town marks 60 years since it was incorporated as a village; music, fun and cake on offer in the park Steven Heywood News staff

“Sidney is my hometown now and I love it.” With those words, Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May began the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the incorportation of the Village of Sidney on Sunday, Sept. 23. Sidney, now a town, held a party in Beacon Park, inviting the community to join in and have some anniversary cake. “I know a lot of us have come from different parts of Canada,” May said, “and I can’t imagine anywhere that has as wonderful a quality of life and wonderful neighbours.” After some history of the community provided by Graham Debling of the Sidney Museum and Archives, town councillor Steve Price (acting on behalf of an ill mayor Larry Cross) praised the community and its people, then announced the 2012 Community Builder award — whch went to John Bell. Bell was honoured for his tireless work, fundraising and helping build the Mary Winspear Centre, with which he remains active. The 60th anniversary party ended with the singing of Happy Birthday, and cake.

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Town of Sidney councillors and staff serve 60th anniversary cake to an eager crowd in Beacon Park on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Emily Halliday, 8, from Victoria inspects the handiwork of Susi McMillan of Susi Sunshine Facepainting (from left). Becky Rogers of B.C. Hazmat helps get five-year-old Ally Schuetze of Victoria on the road in the Sidney company’s Tom Thumb Safety Program. A statue in Sidney’s Beacon Park seems to open its arms in celebration.

Sidney Museum launches official fundraising effort Steven Heywood News staff

The official launch of the Sidney Museum’s expansion plans and fundraising effort was held Sunday, Sept. 23 during the town’s 60th anniversary celebration in Beacon Park. Museum president Graham Debling says the facility has an important role in the community.

“The museum and valuing our heritage is important,” he told the crowd on hand, and drew from historical quotes. “Any community that forgets its past has an uncertain future.” Phase one is to expand the museum space into what is currently the Military Book Store. A deal to take over the space will come into effect Jan. 1, 2013 and create a new entrance. The initial

step will also see new technology and lighting put in place. Phase two, said Debling, will see the museum acquire more artifacts, expand its displays and be ready for the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Sidney as a town (in 2017). The fundraising effort is off to a great start, he continued, noting the response already has the museum 20 per cent into its goal of raising $400,000.

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Stolen vehicle recovered Routes to be shorter Police respond to drug calls; cougar in Deep Cove

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Central Saanich Police • Just after noon on Sept. 23, a call from a concerned resident saw police respond to the 6600 block of Woodsview Place. The caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked on the road that was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Police contacted the registered owner who confirmed the vehicle had been stolen from a home in the 8200 block of East Saanich Road earlier that morning. There was no damage to the vehicle and nothing was reported missing.

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to 117 files this week, including calls relating to mischief, disturbances, a few minor collisions, small drug seizures and minor assaults. Officers also issued four immediate roadside prohibitions over the last week. • Officers were called to Redbud Place in Deep Cove for reports of a cougar sighting on Sunday, Sept. 23. The cat was seen walking near the water tower located in the Cloake Hill area. Witnesses said the cougar was sunning itself when they came upon it. The human presence startled the animal, which stopped and looked at them, and then promptly leapt away into the woods. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

Joe Stanhope, chair of the Regional District of Nanaimo, praised the review and B.C. Transit’s efforts to give communities more say. It was Stanhope’s complaints about a doubling of management fees and the proposed withdrawal of new buses from the Nanaimo service that provoked the review. B.C. Transit CEO Manuel Achadinha said there has already been progress on new regional transit authorities. The Kootenay region has nine different bus systems, but has established a committee that could lead to a regional service. The provincial review identified the

Okanagan and Central Fraser Valley as other areas that should consider amalgamating. The ministry will develop a policy for intercity transit routes that will focus on shorter trips and timing for commuters, Polak said, while leaving longer bus service to Greyhound and other private bus lines. Polak said the municipalities in the Greater Victoria Transit Commission remain split on whether they should transfer their service to the Capital Regional District. The government will extend their ability to nominate commission members, which are now restricted to mayors of key communities. editor@peninsularnewsreview.com

• On Sept. 24, police responded to a complaint of a man drinking beer in public in the 1200 block of Clarke Road around 4 p.m. Officers arrived to the scene to find the man trying to ride away on his bike and stopped him. They poured out his open beer and cautioned him on drinking in public. • Police got a call around 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 from a resident who spotted three young men sitting in a tree smoking marijuana. When officers responded, they found the men walking in the vicinity of the tree and stopped them. They found a very small quantity of marijuana as well as a glass bong on the men, which were both taken and destroyed.

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Tour of industry Continued from page A1

Already, a wait list is being taken for the Tour of Industry on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The chamber’s committee chair, Wendy Everson, says the day-long tour is a chance for area businesses to connect with decision-makers. Area mayors and councils, provincial and federal-level politicians, the media and other chamber members are being invited. Six companies are on the tour — which last ran in 2010. “The tour is for those businesses to showcase what they do,” Everson said. “It’s also a chance to get the decision-makers into each place.” That’s important, she continued, as many industrial companies employ a lot of people and have been seeking ways to expand worker housing opportunities on the Peninsula. “It’s a real need,” Everson said. “Here, there are full-time workers with families who need to find homes. This issue will come up on the tour.” The trip will take delegates to industrial areas on Keating X Road and to the Sidney/North Saanich Industrial Park on the west side of Highway 17. One of the participants is the Victoria Airport Authority. YYJ has an $8.1 million terminal modification project in the works this fall and will offer a site visit during the tour. Everson said there are plenty of companies in this sector that contribute a lot to the local economy. “Just drive across the highway, they are really the big players. Vancouver Island Helicopters, for instance, they are doing so much work here and internationally.” Everson said she expects the tour, which is a byinvitation only affair, to be full soon. “It’s very popular,” she said, “and our chamber is doing a wonderful job in representing all the sectors involved.” The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Everson continued, represents businesses in local retail, services, marine, industrial and technology sectors. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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on’t expect British Columbia or any other provincial jurisdiction in Canada to legalize marijuana any time soon. Despite a vote this week to decriminalize the personal use of pot (and perhaps eventually its cultivation) by a majority of B.C.’s municipal leaders at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention held in Victoria, there’s unlikely to be any movement on the matter by the Any move to province or the federal government. change the The vote is a nation’s pot laws largely symbolic gesture, with some will go, well, municipal mayors and up in smoke councillors calling for pot to be legalized and regulated — much the same as tobacco, gambling and alcohol, vices that society already embraces (and taxes) to varying degrees. Their resolution, which changes nothing right now — so don’t all rush out hoping to score an easy doob — sounds good on the surface. What this will do is spark more debate, but there are plenty of other arguments in the way against the legalization of marijuana. And whether most people agree with legalization or not, it’s going to take a willing federal government to change Canada’s laws. That’s unlikely under Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and their embrace of the United States’ war on drugs. Canadian police forces, too, are generally opposed, yet there are many examples of personal amounts of pot not leading to arrests or charges, simply because the courts won’t hear the small-scale stuff. Without getting into the myriad of arguments for or against the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana, any change is going to come down to political willpower. And while some politicians’ decision-making abilities make it seem they’re already on the wacky-tobaccy, party politics at this point dictates that any move to change the nation’s pot laws will go, well, up in smoke. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@peninsulanewsreview.com or fax 250-656-5526. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Peninsula News Review 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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Bolivia inspires pedestrian vision In the weeks leading up to was ‘What an inconvenience!’ Sunday, Sept. 2, I heard several When I emerged from my hotel mentions of some sort of national room early the next morning, no-driving day. I didn’t however, my first thought take much notice. was ‘What a gift!’ It has something to do The congested streets, with the environment, typically filled with I was told by other chaotic drivers and the backpackers and a couple sounds of angry horns, of locals I met on my were completely silent travels. and clear of all traffic. I From my Canadian could take a deep breath perspective, these of fresh air for the first green initiatives tend time since I arrived in the to be well-meaning city. Roszan Holmen I set out on what events subscribed by 11th Hour enviro sympathizers who became an eight-hour Musings participate in symbolic wander through the acts, such as turning off neighbourhoods. As the their lights for an hour. The media day progressed, more and more dutifully reports on the action, but people poured out of their homes. the vast majority of people pay little Bands of boys raced their bicycles to no attention. down the city’s steep streets. Small On Sept. 1, I got my first clue that groups of kids and families played things work differently in Bolivia. road soccer. College students I naïvely wandered into a travel launched a badminton game in the agency in the historic district of the major intersections surrounding the city of Sucre, and inquired about central plaza. booking a tour the next day. It was a glorious day. It also made Not possible, the man informed me think about home. me. No vehicles will be allowed on Over dinner that night, I talked the road for 18 hours, starting at to some European travellers about midnight. No exceptions for tour the struggles in Victoria to finally companies. implement a temporary road I blinked and sat dumbstruck for closure of our main historic street, several moments as I tried to think during a major festival at the height through the implications of this of tourist season. prohibition to the tourist industry, Businesses blocked the idea at to average citizens, to businesses first, I said. People in North America and the workings of an entire feel very strongly about the right to nation, as transport grinds to a halt. drive, I tried to explain, lacking any Then I thought about the better explanation. implications for myself. My companions couldn’t relate. I admit, my first selfish thought They come from cities which boast

entire no-car districts in their historic centres. A national no-driving day didn’t seem outrageous to them, but I know it would never fly in Canada. Business interests are much too important to shut down all traffic for a day – and rightly so. By comparison, Bolivia has a strong tradition of putting business interests behind other quality-of-life issues. For instance, Día del peatón (day of the pedestrian) started 11 years ago in Cochabamba, a city made famous for kicking out a private water company that both invested heavily in building a dam, but also dramatically raised water rates for the people. In June of this year, Bolivia nationalized the Colquiri mine, despite protests by mining company Glencore, which operated the mine previously. Depending on your world view, Bolivia’s government could be seen as a brave defender of human rights, or naïve about the importance of foreign investment to the economy. I’m not suggesting we follow its lead, but maybe take a bit of inspiration from its fearless stance. Imagine, for instance, a summerlong closure of Government Street and the hoards of people who would inevitably flock there to enjoy the pedestrian-only space. It doesn’t sound like such a bold move, once put in a global context. Roszan Holmen is a reporter with the Victoria News. rholmen@vicnews.com

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LETTERS Government needs a radical departure from the norm Re: Premier Christy Clark’s comments on how the legislature leads to ‘bad ideas’. Premier Clark is right about a number of things. Politicians have to re-connect with the people. They were elected as our trustees and they should be communicating with the people on a regular basis, just like directors of private corporations communicate with their shareholders.

The most effective way to bring about that dialogue is to hold town hall meetings on a regular basis, to listen to the people, and to discuss the merits of current and new programs and issues. Her recent decision to let the Haisla Indian band take ownership of a swath of coastal waterfront on the Douglas Channel near Kitimat is another example of a ‘bad idea’. A public auction could conceivably have generated millions in revenues for

the government directly by means of proceeds from the sale, and indirectly, by means of tax revenues from potential future land users. The disposition of these lands could impede the development of the land, and the free flow of seaborne traffic in the Douglas waterways. She also says ‘this democracy’ belongs to the citizens, but party discipline has effectively destroyed that process. If Clark wants to re-connect, and to

re-establish the relationship with their constituents, she will have to ban party discipline, and insist our MLAs get their direction from the people and vote accordingly, without living in fear of reprisals from the party and leaders. That would be a radical departure from the dictator style governments we have in Canada today, but nothing less will make it happen. Andy Thomsen Summerland, B.C.

Readers respond: News Review’s 100th anniversary, LCB privatization, the Harvest Feast Congratulations on Review’s 100th

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Many congratulations on (the Sept. 22 News Review 100th anniversary) celebrations. The work that you all put into it was amazing and it was without doubt a success. It was an honour and privilege to be part of it. It is with regret that I will be unable to attend your next centennial. Kenny Podmore Sidney

Re: Liquor Control Board privatization. The current system provides a good service and presumably a fair return to the public purse. If not, there is a management problem which should be fixed. With the benefit of a union, employees are paid a living wage, perhaps one on which a person might support a family in a modest way. If the stores are sold it can only be to someone with already very deep pockets who will enjoy even more income on the backs of people who are paid the lowest wage possible. Is this just another scheme to benefit the wealthy few? You can bet the cost of your favourite bottle will not be any less. Dick Chudley Brentwood Bay

The cost of living adjustments for B.C. families, of citizens or other residents, needs a recalculation. With fewer B.C. jobs, many exported with the logs, and the resulting fewer paycheques, shopping and spending in the B.C. market place, the pressure is pushing B.C. prices up. All this pressure is inflationary. Many B.C. residents are forced out to seek jobs in Alberta or elsewhere, even lessening B.C. shopper market cash flows. Many B.C. merchants cannot raise their prices, so are forced to fold and further reduce the B.C. market of shopping funds. Some B.C. merchants can reduce low margin stocks while displaying the higher margin stuff to shoppers. A few had to jack up prices and/or lay off staff to keep going, further reducing the local market cash flows. Can B.C. businesses afford to operate under the jobs and market-cash-exporting ideology, practised by the B.C. Liberals? Dee Shoolingin Duncan

MP announces anniversaries in Ottawa Editor’s Note: Saanich—Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May recently rose in the House of Commons to congratulate the News Review and Town of Sidney on recent anniversary celebrations. Below is the statement. Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise today to celebrate two events that occurred this last weekend in my riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands. The first celebration was the celebration of the 100th year birthday of our local newspaper. The Peninsula News Review has been published since 1912, when it was first called the Sidney Review. It is now published by Black Press. It covers communities for the Saanich Peninsula and after 100 years, it is doing a great job. The second celebration, and I had the great honour of participating in this, was the 60th anniversary of the incorporation of the town where I live. We call it Sidney-by-the-Sea. It is absolutely fantastic. I invite members to come visit. This was the 60th anniversary of its incorporation as a village. Everybody came out. We had a fantastic time on Beacon Park. We cut the cake and served it up for everyone. Happy birthday to the Peninsula News Review. Happy birthday to Sidney. Elizabeth May Sidney

A job well done, News Review A note to inform you that I have just finished the Review and found it not only informative but a very good read. Thank you and the staff for a job well done. David Gray Sidney

People should join in with the ‘Feasties’ I attended the annual Harvest Feast this past weekend at the Fairgrounds for the first time and thought it important to send a message to local residents after talking to the organizers shortly after. The Feast has become a little bit of a ‘Beast’ because of its popularity. We have always answered the call when asked to donate the coffee, similar to many other contributors of the great food and desserts that are served. Knowing a lot about community work myself, it was a real eye-opener to see how much effort goes into putting this event on and it always seems to land in the laps of the same few people who give back to the community. Bob and Heather Thompson and Rita and Dale of Breadstuffs Bakery, the 4H and the host of other volunteers can always use more helping hands. This year’s dinner was great and has become a tradition and while not perfect, it is a wonderful community event. I hope the ‘Feasties’ will continue and I hope that others will join in helping as this is an important event to preserve for the future. Jim Townley Central Saanich

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There’s enough food at the Sidney Lions Club food bank to last three months, but that doesn’t mean people should stop donating, says operations manager Bev Elder. Thanks to recent food drives in the community — including a massive effort put on the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — Elder said the food bank shelves are full. The church

congregation collected an estimated 20,400 pounds of food during their recent Thanksgiving Food Drive. Member Ted Kelly, who took some photos of the event, said the church partnered with volunteers from St. Andrews Anglican, the Seventh Day Adventist and Peninsula Mission Community churches to organize the drive this month. He said there were more than 800 hours of volunteer time over two days, and there was an average

of 9.2 pounds of food donated by homes that took part. “It came at a perfect time of year,” said Elder, “we were really low. Back to school time had us running out of items.” The food drive donation means the food bank can serve 345 households — or between 1,100 and 1,200 people — for three months, said Elder. That’s an average of 7,000 pounds of food going to people in need each month.

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Philip Sutton, theatre manager at the Mary Winspear Centre, pours some tea for volunteer Joan Johnston. The Centre was the destination for volunteers from many of the Peninsula’s organizations Tuesday afternoon during a luncheon designed as a thank-you for all the hard work they do. Some of the organizations included in the celebration were The Red Coat Airport Ambassadors, the Sidney Museum, the Peninsula Celebrations Society, the Pioneer Society, the Visitors Centre and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

Show at the Charlie White Theatre focuses on the importance of math Devon MacKenzie News staff

Come October, the Charlie White Theatre will be setting the stage to inspire children to care more about math. The theatre will be the venue for Math Out Loud, presented by Mitacs, a national, not-forprofit research organization that focuses on engaging youth in mathematics and science. The show was written and is directed by Vancouver actor and playwright, Mackenzie Gray and produced by Dale Hartleben. “Students don’t Math Out Loud realize that MP3 isn’t just turning players, tablet kids on by math, but helping them computers ... and so embrace it and dismuch more all have cover the role it plays in their lives. roots in math.” It’s in everything – Dr. Arvind Gupta they do,” said Gray in a press release about the show. Mitacs CEO and professor of computer science at UBC, Dr. Arvind Gupta says capturing the attention of teenagers about the ways that they interact with math every day without knowing is key. “Students don’t realize that MP3 players, tablet computers, cars, green energy and so much more all have roots in math. If we can help them see the connection, we maintain their interest in mathematics and careers which involve this discipline.” Math Out Loud starts Oct. 1 and runs with weekday performances for high schools and weekend matinees for the general public until Oct. 6. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children, available at the door and online at www.mathoutloud.ca.

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On September 20th, the Board of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation elected me President of the Foundation. I take the reins from Lorne Jack at an important time. Under Lorne’s leadership the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation has accomplished much; the most recent being the opening of the new operating rooms. I have big shoes to fill. Being so involved with SPHF, I thought you should know a little about me. I was born at Resthaven Hospital in Sidney and spent my early years on the Peninsula. My mother worked at Resthaven Hospital, moving to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital when it opened. My wife Nina and I live in Dean Park. The law practice in which we both work is in the city, but we’ve become active in the community where we live,

through our Rotary club and its many activities. I also spent some years on the Board of the Victoria Symphony, learning about the financial management of non-profits and board members’ responsibilities. I am very proud to be a part of the Foundation. It has experienced solid growth in revenues, and the Board and staff exercise a fiscal prudence that makes it very effective. Thanks to the help of donors, the Foundation has been able to accomplish things both big and small You may have heard Lorne say that “it’s our hospital”. You’ll hear me say it too. I believe it, and look forward to talking with you about building its future. Sincere best wishes,

Very Special Opening Events More than 3,000 people donated to build and equip the new operating rooms. It presented and interesting (as in daunting) challenge. How could they all tour the new facilities? The solution? Two events. On Thursday August 23rd, the formal ribbon-cutting took place. Then Saturday August 25th saw a more informal open-house. Board members and staff, along with many volunteers, hosted close to 1,000 people on the two days. May Sam, from the Tsawout First Nation, blessed the new operating rooms. MLA, Murray Coell and Vic Derman, Vice Chair of the Capital Regional Hospital District spoke about the funding their levels of government provided to the OR and electrical upgrade projects. Both representatives expressed their pride in being involved with this “tremendous example of accomplishment when government and community partners work together.” SPH Site Director Marg Tennant applauded the efforts of staff and particularly OR Coordinator Barb Mollberg. Dr. Fulvio Casciola, speaking on behalf of the doctors, emphasized that these new operating rooms will help surgeons be more efficient and effective.

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SIDNEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Oct. 1 to 7 is National Breastfeeding Week and events are happening at local libraries. What do breastfeeding and books have in common? They both nourish a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind and are important factors in their development. In partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) and the Vancouver Island Regional Libraries (VIRL), the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) invites all moms, dads and babies along with siblings and caregivers to learn more about this connection at the 11th annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge is an international event with the goal of setting the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time. VIHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public health nurses, nutritionists along with library staff will be on hand on to answer questions about the benefits of breastfeeding and early literacy. In Sidney, the event takes place Sept. 29 at the public library, 10091 Resthaven Dr. from 10 a.m. to â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vancouver Island Health Authority noon.

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Thirty residents from in and around the Peninsula and the Gulf Islands were honoured Thursday, Sept. 13 during a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony at the Mary Winspear Centre. The event was held at the Bodine Hall in the Centre and saw the recipients receive their medals from MP Elizabeth May. These 30 hard working people were the recipient of the award that marks 60 years of Queen Elizabeth IIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reign.

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pair of spirited matches with PCS, before beating Esquimalt. Coach Scott Freeburn says for their first game of the season, it was pretty good. “I’m excited about this season. We do have a pretty strong team, with a lot of Grade 11 players this year.” It’s a young squad, and Freeburn said his players are working well with the seasoned Grade 12s. The coach added he has been working with the girls since they started playing in Grade 8 at Bayside Middle School in Central Saanich. “We are getting a lot of experience early on,” Freeburn added. This year, the Stelly’s senior girls are playing in the AAAA division

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Stingers’ captain Skye Irwin (front) and teammate Alynn Dagg get ready to receive a serve from visiting Spectrum Tuesday night. for the first time. The school has 256 girls in Grades 11 and 12, putting them into the higher tier. “It’s definitely a move up for us this year, especially when it comes to the playoffs and Islands.”

The biggest competition, Freeburn said, will come from Nanaimo District Secondary School up-Island. Stelly’s is off to a tournament in Nanaimo this weekend, followed by a trip to the Okanagan in two weeks.


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Eleven wins for Todd Nowack Brentwood Bay adventure racer wraps up the MOMAR series in the Comox Valley David Silver photo

COMOX â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR) Series wrapped up the season in the Comox Valley on Saturday, Sept. 22. Todd Nowack of Brentwood Bay claimed his 11th MOMAR title win, crossing the finish line at 4:23:28. As a seasoned MOMAR participant, Nowack enjoys new challenges the race has to offer. Some of his favourite elements in last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race included the addition of two new mountain biking trails, the orienteering stage put on by Carl Coger of the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club and a 50m swim out to checkpoint 14. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The navigation was a bit tricky at times with some mandatory bushwhacking sections, which simply upped the enjoyment factor for me,â&#x20AC;? said Nowack, adding the swim â&#x20AC;&#x153;was unexpected, fun, and gave the body a little break from the punishing mountain bike trails of Cumberland.â&#x20AC;? Nowack said he enjoyed all other aspects of the race as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year, I look forward to these races and will truly miss them as I head off to move to Australia next week.â&#x20AC;? MOMAR race director, Bryan Tasaka, said Nowackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent for this race has been unparalleled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todd has entered 14 MOMARs, won 11 of them, and placed in the top three in the others,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is an incredible navigator and solid all-around athlete.â&#x20AC;? The MOMAR team will miss the talent, determination and dedication of Todd Nowack, and truly wishes him the best of luck down under. Hayden Earle of Victoria came in second overall at 4:50:07, with Courtenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brad Crowe coming in a close third at 4:52:59. Courtenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sarah Seads won her ninth overall win in the solo female category. For more on the MOMAR series, visit www.mindovermountain.com.

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MARINE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

BOATS

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in

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

all conditions in all locations

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

LANGFORD: SPACIOUS 1 bdrm, 1 bath, laundry, $850 mo all util’s incl. Avail Oct. 1st. NS/NP. (250)389-0983.

CARS

SAANICH- LARGE, 2000sq ft, 2 bdrm, lights & heat incld, N/S, N/P, ref’s, $1100 mo. Avail now. 250-652-0591.

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

Jasmine Parsons

SUITES, UPPER

www.jasmineparsons.com One Percent Realty V.I.

SIDNEY: QUIET cozy 1 bdrm. W/D, utils incld, NS/NP, completely furnished. Avail. Nov. 1st. $995/mo. (250)656-7184.

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RENTALS TOWNHOUSES APARTMENT/CONDO 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.

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

COLWOOD 2 bdrm condo, 4th floor, elevator, 5 appls, insuite laundry, F/P, prkg incld, N/P. $1100. Oct. 1. (250)474-6855. WESTHILLS: NEW 1 bdrm apt. $950+ util’s. Close all amens. W/D. NS/NP. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 250-477-5610 or email scottman12@shaw.ca

COTTAGES DEEP COVE: cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage, skylights $950 mo, N/S. 250-656-1312.

Garage Sales

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

ARGYL MANOR 9861 Third St., 1 bdrm, F/S, common W/D N/S, N/P, HT & HW incl’d. $860/lease. Avail Oct 1st. Call 250-475-2005 ext 227.

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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).

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

1-800-910-6402

GARAGE SALES

LANGFORD- 998 Kingsgate Drive, Sat, Sept 29th, 9-3pm. Jeneece Edruff Fundraiser. SAANICHTON, ST. Mary’s Church, E. Saanich Rd & Cultra Ave. THRIFT SALE, Saturday, Sept. 29th, 9:30 amNoon. Everyone Welcome! Good Parking! SAT SEPT 29, 9am-Noon. Books, Furniture & more. 10038 Judson Place, Sidney. No early birds.

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www.bcclassified.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

250.388.3535

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CONTRACTORS

GARDENING

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

DRYWALL

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

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

TAX 250-477-4601

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

CARPET INSTALLATION

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

ELECTRICAL

CHIMNEY SERVICES

250-361-6193 QUALITY Electric. New homes, renos. No job too sm. Seniors disc. #22779.

JKG CHIMNEY. Clean, Repairs, Gutters, Roof Demoss, Torch On Flat. 250-588-3744.

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

CLEANING SERVICES

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

MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. PRIVATE HOUSEKEEPER. Has available openings. Exc ref’s. $25/hr. 778-433-4340.

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

CONCRETE & PLACING ALL TYPES of Concrete & Carpentry work specializing in all types of retaining walls, large or small. IKON Construction since 1980. Call 250-4782898 or 250-880-0928.

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

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

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

CLEAN ALL. Excellent cleaner. Honest & reliable. $20./hr. (250)477-9818, (250)580-7504

AURICLE BSC. 250-882-3129 Fall clean up, Lawn aeration & fertilize-soil-hedges & more.

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

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

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

MOVING & STORAGE

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.

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

21YRS EXP Garden clean-ups weeding, etc. All areas of city. $25/hr. No tax. 250-656-7045.

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard a mess? Fall pruning & clean-up. Blackberry & ivy rmvl, weed control. 24yrs exp.

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

Available

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

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578. SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

All Age Groups Welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

SAFEWAY PAINTING

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB TOP NOTCH PAINTINGOver 25yrs exp. Interior/Exterior, Residential Reliable, Reasonable and Friendly Service. Call Brad 250-580-5542.

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.

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

STUCCO/SIDING RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

TREE SERVICES LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

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

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

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT

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

PAINTING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PLUMBING

or

NEEDS mine.

WINDOW CLEANING BLAINE’S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475 BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning Roof demoss, gutters. 25 yrs. Cell 250-884-7066, 381-7127.

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

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

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

WINDOWS

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

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

SAANICHTON

Paper Routes Positions Open For FT/PT Carriers & Sub Carriers

PAINTING

Peacock Painting

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071

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.

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

FURNITURE REFINISHING

GARDENING

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

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

10% OFF. Mowing, Power Raking, Hedge/Shrub Trimming, Clean-up. 250-479-6495

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ROUTE 6221 - PANAVIEW HEIGHTS,VEYANESS RD, STELLY’S CROSS RD, EAST SAANICH RD ROUTE 6224 - EAST SAANICH RD, VEYANESS RD, HOVEY RD, (ODD) RIDGEDOWN CRES. BRENTWOOD BAY

ROUTE 6003 - STELLY’S CROSS ROAD (ODD), WEST SAANICH RD, KRISTEN PLACE DEAN PARK

ROUTE 6551 - PENDER PARK DR, ORCAS PARK TERRACE,SALISH DRIVE ROUTE 6553 - NASH PLACE, BEAUMARIS PLACE, DEAN PARK ROAD, PENDER PARK DRIVE, ROUTE 6554 - SAMSUNG PARK DRIVE, PORLIER PLACE,FAIRFAX PLACE, LOPEZ PLACE ROUTE 6562 - MAYNEVIEW TERRACE, STUART PARK PLACE, LANGARA PLACE ROUTE 6563- MAYNVIEW TERRACE,GEORGIA VIEW,PARK PACIFIC TERRACE ROUTE 6564- FOREST PARK DRIVE ROUTE 6566- MORSEBY PARK, HARO PARK SIDNEY

ROUTE 6359 - HARBOUR ROAD

Call... Arlene 250-656-1151


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Promotional Feature on the 3Rs and Saving Energy REDUCE • REUSE• RECYCLE

Energy-saving suggestions from Fortis CRD & Swan Lake host Native Plant workshops Learn more about the environmental benefits of gardening with drought-resistant native plants with a Native Plant Gardening Workshop hosted by the Capital Regional District and Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary this fall. Led by Native Plant & Waterwise consultant Patricia Johnston, the free, three-hour workshop will explore how, why and where to grow native plants, along with tips for reducing or eliminating lawns and creating natural habitats. Courses are offered Oct. 2, 11, 27, Nov. 8 & 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Oct. 14, 21 and Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition, Swan Lake is hosting The Next Steps in Native Plant Gardening Johnston Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including advanced discussion of native plants and how to garden with them. Pre-registration is required for all courses – call Swan Lake at 250-4790211 to register.

Despite having no prior handyman skills and a limited knowledge of energy efficiency, Laura Lee Schultz and Jacqueline Gullion were determined to renovate their Depressionera house. So they picked up their hammers and caulking gun and got to work. With help from family, friends and YouTube, they learned how to insulate properly and also how to make other energy efficiency upgrades. Some were small, and with help from professionals, some big. Like the furnace. “It was pretty obvious that the furnace had to go. It was amazingly old and inefficient,” Schultz says. So they took the plunge and had it replaced with an ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency model. They had the original ducting system replaced too for even better efficiency. The ladies have proven that you don’t have to spend a lot to save a lot. “For less than $50 on a tube of window caulk, a roll of weatherstripping and a window film kit, you can significantly change the comfort of your home,” says Gullion. And they’ve got proof. Before making improvements, an energy advisor rated the house at 48 out of 100 on the EnerGuide® efficiency scale (a

standard measure of a home’s energy performance). Now it’s up to 64. And even though they switched out the electric range to a gas model, (“We just like cooking with gas,” quips Gullion) the natural gas consumption has dropped by 26 per cent since making all the energy efficiency improvements. As for future improvements, they hope to replace the windows. For now, they’re enjoying their home and practicing conservation. Like hanging their clothes out on the line, taking shorter showers and programming the thermostat to a comfortable, but efficient 20° Celsius when home. If you’re considering making energy efficiency improvements like Schultz and Gullion, FortisBC has a number of rebate offers, how-to advice, and quick tips to help make it easier and economical. If you currently heat your home with oil, switching to cleaner burning natural gas makes sense. And better yet, the utility offers a $1,000 rebate when you convert your oil heating system to natural gas. Already have a gas furnace or boiler? If it’s more than 15 years old considering upgrading it to a qualifying high-efficiency model for an $800

rebate. But hurry, only 2,000 rebates are available. And while upgrading the heating system consider your water heater too. Next to heating your home, heating water is the biggest consumer of energy in your house. FortisBC offers rebates from $200 to $1,000 when you install a high-efficiency natural gas water heater. Don’t forget the province’s LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Pro-

gram. Any rebates you qualify for can be combined with FortisBC’s natural gas offers. And finally, if water heater and furnace upgrades aren’t in your budget this winter, FortisBC’s website offers how-to videos such as how to install a low-flow showerhead, or replace a furnace filter, conservation tips and information on the benefits of natural gas. Learn more at fortisbc.com/ savingenergy.

We’ve Moved!

COMING UP

Sept. 29 & 30 – Urban Homesteading, at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and on-site. Two-session workshop explores how Marl Salter and his wife Wendy Kalo have turned a very ordinary urban lot into a small farm and the zero mile diet into reality. FMI & registration: www. HCP.ca Sept. 29 – Backyard Food Forests, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St. Register at 250-386-9676 Sept. 30 – Chefs’ Survival Challenge & Feast, 12 to 5 p.m. at Madrona Farm, 4317 Blenkinsop Rd. Tickets ($40/adults, $100/ families), available at chefsurvivalchallenge.com Oct. 6 – Learn about growing and harvesting your own food at the second annual Children’s Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd. FMI: www.HCP.ca Oct. 13 & Nov. 17 – Free Composting Basics workshops from the Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St. Register at 250-386-9676. Nov. 18 – Green Christmas Gala Fundraiser, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Atrium, with Christmas shopping, gourmet local food, and land protection in BC with Habitat Acquisition Trust, the Land Trust Alliance of BC, and Passion Eat Foods. Tickets $75/ person from 250-995-2428 or hatmail@hat.bc.ca

From caulking windows to upgrading furnaces, energy efficiency works for all budgets.

Come see us at our new location in Esquimalt!

Recycle your power tools, electronics and more.

Westshore Bottle Depot expands recyclables list With the Westshore Bottle Depot’s move to Ellery Street in Esquimalt earlier this year, the bigger, better, brighter facility has allowed it to expand its recycling collection programs, adding the small appliances program to its list. Today the depot is accepting sewing machines, exercise machines, sport and leisure devices and electronic power tools, at no charge. In addition, the Westshore Bottle Depot is an electronic toys collection depot, meaning any electronic or electrical toys including trains, electronic plush toys, car racing sets, cars and trucks with remote controls, ride-on toys, video gaming equipment and consoles can be dropped off at the Westshore Bottle Depot at no charge during business hours. For more information visit www.islandreturnit.com or call at 250-381-1482.

WE RECYCLE AT NO CHARGE! • Beverage • Milk Containers • Power Tools

• Small Appliances • Electronics • Much More...

250-381-1482 ࠭ 935 Ellery Street Corner of Lampson Street, Esquimalt

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