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No, pot’s not legal yet. But with a raise of hands, B.C. local politicians passed a motion to ask the federal government to decriminalize marijuana. The motion passed at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, Sept. 26. Marijuana laws are held at the federal level. “It was about 70 per cent of hands in favour, it wasn’t close. If it was close it would go to electronic voting,” said Metchosin Coun. Moralea Milne. “I would hope UBCM takes it to another level. We don’t really have any jurisdiction.” At last year’s UBCM convention Milne spoke up on her support of decriminalization and after overwhelming support, she brought the motion to Metchosin council and to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities. “The war on drugs hasn’t been a success,” Milne said. “A lot of things we enjoy cause harm … We don’t throw people in jail for eating potato chips.” If marijuana was decriminalized Milne said the drug could be regulated similar to alcohol. “Marijuana does lead children to come in contact with a criminal element, they have to buy it from them,” Milne said. “There will still be organized crime, but this is the first way to deal with it instead of sticking our heads in the sand.” Milne, 62, said she hasn’t smoked marijuana in 40 years and if it’s decriminalized she wouldn’t start smoking again. “What I really enjoy is a walk in the woods or a martini. I can have a martini because it is legal,” Milne said. “When alcohol was illegal the crime rate jumped, when it became legal it dropped. You don’t see Labatt and Molson having a turf war over market share.” After the motion was read and Milne spoke on the subject the floor was opened to the politicians to speak both for and against the issue before voting. Okanagan-Similkameen area director Tom Siddon, a former federal cabinet minister, said his local police reject decriminalization. PLEASE SEE: UBCM delegates debate merits of legal marijuana, Page A5

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izzling, salty, deli- than the U.S. and Europe, cious bacon isn’t Stody said, explaining Cangoing anywhere. ada is “self-sustainable” in Media stories the pork industry. are whirling about a global The CPC anticipates the bacon shortage, and pork in price of pork rising in about general. But for Metchosin five or six months. hog farmer Tom Henry it’s While drought has business as usual. played a major role in the The anticirecent grain price pated pork shortincreases, Royal age stems from a Roads University drought affecting associate prograin production fessor Charles in the U.S. With Krusekopf says a lack of grains, there are more animal feed factors at play. prices are on the “Turning corn rise. Hog farmers into fuel has taken across Canada, a portion of the the United States to be turned Charla Huber crop and Europe (the into fuel prodReporting three largest pork ucts instead of producers) are food products,” selling their animals because Krusekopf said, explaining it’s getting too expensive to the grains are sold for more raise them. money as fuel than food, “Shortage isn’t the right increasing its worth. word, there’s still going to While grain prices are be lots of pork, it’ll just be expected to continue rismore expensive,” Henry ing, Krusekopf said hog explains. farmers with contracts in Even though the meat place guaranteeing grains prices are anticipated to at a fixed rate will be able rise, Henry suggests the to produce the meat withprice of pork will first go out experiencing the same down, before the price financial strains. hikes. To combat the antici“It’s all about supply and demand, farmers will be selling off a lot of their stock and prices will go down. Farmers with 200,000 hogs will start to sell off half the herd and there will be a glut of pork on the market,” Henry said. “The farmers that hang in there (and keep their herds) can do well when the price goes back up.” Gary Stody, of the Canadian Pork Council, has been sitting next to a steadily ringing phone about this expected pork shortage. “I’ve learned you don’t want to get in front of people’s bacon,” Stody said. With the grain prices rising Stody explained hog farmers are facing an increase of $30 per hog for feed. Canada is in a better place

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Metchosin farmer Tom Henry bought 40 tonnes of oats from a Saanich farmer to feed his hogs, left. He is sharing the oats with another farmer to help get them through the rising grain prices.

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UBCM delegates debate merits of legalized marijuana Continued from Page A1

“I think we’ve been frying too many brains,” Siddon said. “It’s going to aggravate the temptation of young people to move from marijuana, which may well be more harmless than a few bottles of beer, to being hooked on heroin, cocaine and the chemical designer drugs.” Prince George city councillor Brian Skakun drew laughter with his comment: “I tried it when I was younger, I turned out OK.” Turning serious, he said the costs extend to police and courts weighed down with marijuana cases rather than “real criminals.” Abbotsford Coun. Henry

“When you have a practice, a law, that is so widly abused and there is no compliance, you know it’s a bad law. This is a ground swell movement.” – Moralea Milne

Braun agreed with Siddon. “We produce about 1.5 million pounds of marijuana in British Columbia,” Braun said. “We consume about 185,000 pounds, so the vast majority of marijuana is being exported to the U.S. and other places.” Port Moody councillor Bob Elliott said his “quaint, safe city” has seen three gang-related murders in the past six months. He pleaded for support for decriminalization. Coquitlam Coun. Terry

O’Neill called decriminalization “the worst of all worlds,” protecting people from simple possession charges while leaving large-scale growing and sales in the hands of criminals. Nelson Coun. Robin Cherbo said sparing young recreational users from prosecution is worth it, and even outright legalization won’t stop the criminal trade as long as pot remains illegal in the U.S. Cariboo Regional District

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director Joan Sorley reminded delegates that grow ops are destructive to communities and dangerous to police and fire departments. “They’re huge operations,” Sorley said. “If we decriminalize it, we take away the tool that the RCMP has to try and shut them down and help keep our neighbourhood safe.” “I am delighted so many people have come around and are far-sighted and smart enough to know that this doesn’t work,” Milne said. “When you have a practice, a law, that is so widely abused and there is no compliance, you know it’s a bad law. This is a ground swell movement.” charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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Standing inside the aftermath of a home shook up by a large earthquake may be all it takes for people to get prepared. The Metchosin Fire Department built a temporary house on the municipal grounds for a Metchosin Day demonstration last month. Now, with the annual event over, fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is getting calls from various agencies seeking access to the earthquake house for educational purposes. “The feedback I’ve gotten back has been huge,” Dunlop said. Charlene Humphries is among those impressed with the tour. During her visit, a woman in front of her kept pausing and stopping, slowing down the foot traffic. It turned out the woman was in a large earthquake when she was young. “The woman was taken aback and said the fire department had done a remarkable job. The (simulation) was so close to what had happened to her house,” said Humphries, who has already earthquakeproofed her home. Humphries works at Northern Saving Credit Union in Victoria and would like to have all of her co-workers see the house to prompt them to earthquake proof their homes. Images in the house are hard to forget, such as stepping over broken eggs and other food strewn around the house due to an unsecured refrigerator seal. A microwave and computer shook out of place and dishes, books and picture frames thrown on the floor. Even larger, more dangerous items

left in ruins included a hot water heater spraying water, a wood stove chimney disconnected from the fire and a large book shelf falling off the wall. Dunlop would like to help inform more people about the importance of being prepared, but the earthquake house is not moveable. “It’s a temporary structure,” Dunlop said. The house was built for about $2,000, volunteer hours and donated items. For ideal teaching situations, Dunlop thinks the best option would be to build

a new earthquake house on a trailer that could be mobile and tour the region. The project would cost about $6,000. “I’d love to have a company sponsor this,” Dunlop said. Already the fire department has been contacted by the insurance companies, mortgage lenders, Western Communities Fire and Life Safety Expo and Capital Regional Emergency Awareness Network all who would to incorporate the earthquake house into safety training programs. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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DISTRICT OF METCHOSIN Notice of Tax Exemption Bylaw This notice is given in accordance with Section 227 of the Community Charter. Take notice that pursuant to Section 224 and 225 of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Metchosin will consider adoption of Heritage Tax Exemption Bylaw 2012, No. 592 and General Tax Exemption Bylaw 2012, No. 593 on: Date: Time: Place:

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Leaking fluid was the cause of a 12-home evacuation on Desmond Road in Langford on Thursday afternoon. Langford Fire Rescue and the Capital Regional District Hazmat team were called to the scene at 4:30 p.m. “We arrived to an abandoned vehicle that had broken down, there were nine barrels of unknown product,” said fire

Chief Bob Beckett. One of the 45-gallon barrels was tipped and leaking an unknown fluid. “Unfortunately it took a bit of time to get the assessment,” Beckett said. Hazmat members secured and capped the leaking barrel. The area was deemed safe for residents to return by 8:45 p.m. Langford Emergency Support Services opened up Langford No. 2 fire hall during the evacuation. Four families stayed at

the hall. If the evacuation had continued past 9 p.m. the families would have received hotel rooms for the night, said Tom Burchill, Langford ESS director. Both West Shore RCMP and Langford bylaw officers are pursuing the file. The early 1980s Ford gravel truck was also leaking oil. The barrels were removed on Thursday and the truck was removed on Friday. charla@goldstream gazette.com

The purpose of the proposed tax exemption bylaws are to exempt the organizations listed below from municipal taxes imposed under Section 197(1)(a) of the Charter for the year 2013 only. The tax amounts listed below are estimates of the municipal taxes proposed to be exempted, and do not include taxation for other governments such as School, Capital Regional District or Capital Regional Hospital District. Organization Name and Property Description

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Fin Donnelly, New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody MP, speaks to the media on Tuesday about his federal bill to ban the importation of shark fin products to Canada. Civic politicians from the mainland and Victoria, as well as Fin Free Victoria students from Glenlyon Norfolk and St. Margaret’s schools, were also on hand.

Fin not finished with shark-fin fight Mainland MP makes case during UBCM for bill banning shark fins City councillors from across the province spent the week in Victoria discussing issues ranging from the legalization of marijuana to Internet voting. But perhaps the most enthusiastic support coming out of the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference is for Lower Mainland NDP MP Fin Donnelly’s push to ban the importation of shark fin products to Canada. In conjunction with the Humane Daniel Palmer Society InternaReporting tional/Canada and alongside municipal politicians, Donnelly held a press conference at Ship Point on Tuesday to raise public awareness of his federal bill and convince members of the Conservative Party to support it.

“We’re anticipating the bill to come forward late this year, or early next year, so that gives us some time to still let the members of Parliament know across the country how important it is that they vote for the ban of shark fin in Canada,” Donnelly said. Victoria Coun. Thornton-Joe brought forward a successful motion to council last February to support Donnelly’s bill, and said the city is not considering a bylaw to ban the sale of shark-fin products at this time. “If we can have the province ban shark fins as well (as the federal ban on imports), those are the best bets in trying to resolve the problem. But at a local level, it’s about education and working with the Chinese restaurants,” she said. Thornton-Joe said a local ban on sharkfin products would still be considered if higher levels of government do not act. Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang, who has spearheaded the ban of shark-fin products in Metro Vancouver, said the municipalities of Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby are working together to produce an amalgamated ban. “Otherwise, it’s too easy to jump across a bridge to another jurisdiction,” he said, adding that the joint bans will likely hap-

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Volunteers make it all work Around 1,500 volunteers are needed to support the approximately 12,000 racers that take part in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. From preparing race packages prior to the run, to course marshals, gear check, manning the start and finish lines, water stations along the way and providing food at the end of the race – it’s all done by volunteers. “Victoria provides a phenomenal response to any big event,” said Glen Colwill, president of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Society. “We really pride ourselves in our 1,500 volunteers and our organizing committee of about 30 volunteers – all from this community.” Colwill said there is a low turnover rate in Victoria marathon volunteers, which is a huge advantage to organizers. “I’ve gone to many events where they (pay to) bring in an organizing committee. It’s nice that we don’t have to do that,” he said. The volunteers are broken down into about 30 areas with a volunteer co-ordinator at the head of each team. “For each of us, as co-ordinators, having a really tight core of people helping out every year – people that look forward to that one day a year when they come down to volunteer – it makes all the difference.” From high school students handing out water to registered nurses, doctors and paramedics

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Finding meaning in information It was rather ironic that news of the City of Victoria’s move to limit access to information to a media outlet it found vexatious came during Right to Know Week in Canada. Attendees at a forum on the topic held last week in Victoria had a perfect opportunity to explore why any move to prevent the release of data affecting public funds would have a creeping effect. As was brought up at the discussion, the idea of open government and open data is rather trendy, with everyone from local councillors to provincial and federal opposition members crowing about its importance in maintaining transparency and public confidence. It’s one thing to have open data to allow the public to keep an eye on their elected officials and civil servants on day-to-day business. But that does not preclude the need for strong Freedom of Information legislation to allow media to get to the bottom of sticky issues that politicians and staffers would rather not release to the public realm. Not having enough resources to handle the flow of FOI requests is not acceptable as a fallback position. Oddly enough if governments were truly more open, there would likely be less of a need for such requests. Look at the province under the B.C. Liberals, for example. In the last decade, the number of FOI requests has grown exponentially. In the City of Victoria’s case, the media outlet being singled out has made 49 FOI requests to the city since 2009. Not an unreasonable amount, if a jurisdiction is properly set up to deal with them. The fact that the city feels it is too many is an indictment to all media in Victoria that they haven’t been filing enough such requests as a way to help ensure public bodies maintain some semblance of transparency. It’s no surprise many media outlets are reluctant to engage in such in-depth investigation, with tight deadlines in place and stiff competition to get stories out quickly. The search process is frequently long and drawn out, and by the time the information is secured, it is essentially stale-dated, the public having shifted their attention to current news. Journalists who do pursue the full, more broad truth on an issue of importance to the greater community are doing more public good than most citizens realize. It’s up to journalists and news managers, then, to highlight any disregard of transparency to teach the public of its importance. Anything less only contributes to the problem. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Clock is ticking on brain-healing Dementia. I hate that ugly word. Congress has enacted a national It implies, wrongly, that the patient dementia strategy. Canada has no has ceased to be a thinking, feeling national equivalent. human. Such devices as music therapy, I hope and believe that most of plus loving personal care, will the disabling gaps in individual play a part in the plan, linking to nerve-signal systems awareness deeper than can be bridged in this words and numbers, within half-century (starting the emotionally sensitive now) by science and regions of the brain. technology, politically Scientific research will organized effort, human overarch and co-ordinate kindness, and public the brainpower enterprise. money which can If a political near-miracle save $2 for every $1 pushes the array of changes invested. ahead in the U.S.A., it will I witnessed a save billions of dollars, demonstration of short- G.E. Mortimore reduce human suffering, term achievement create thousands of jobs Think about it when I watched two and set an example to the people playing old world. songs together at the piano – an Canada’s public health care 80s-age woman and her 50-plus son. story suggests that national brainThe memory keeps nagging at me. strengthening has a better chance I heard those duets on visits to the here. The awakening seems unlikely senior-care side of the Gorge centre on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s in the 1970s. watch. He disapproves of nationally Nowadays music is academically co-ordinated action for anything and socially recognized as a beyond the armed services, the temporary wake-up device for “put more people in jail” campaign partly-clouded brains. and oilsands pipelines. But the My slow wits took years to Harper mindset could change under absorb the mind-awakening value of political stress. familiar tunes and new variations. On the problem-solving side of Canada’s governing Conservatives the political fence, Claude Gravelle, are even more slow-witted. In the NDP M.P. for Nickel Belt, Ont., brain-healing department, American introduced a private member’s political action beats Canadian bill in 2011 for a national dementia lethargy. strategy. He was supported by Americans limp behind the rest NDP health critic Libby Davies of the wealthy world in delivering (Vancouver East), and NDP seniors’ health care. But in this one health critic Irene Mathyssen (Londoncare realm, the U.S. is a pathfinder. Fanshawe, Ontario).

After searching through the record of failed pills and potions (the half-successful ones do delay Alzheimer’s briefly), and sampling leading-edge literature while striving to avoid false hopes, I believe partsuccess can be achieved now – not soon enough to prevent or cure the D-condition immediately, but in time to help some of its victims feel more comfortable, eat and exercise better and make temporary improvements in mental performance. I am optimistic enough to guess that a high degree of control over the D-word is within reach before year 2030. Scientist Ruth Itzhaki of Manchester University found cold-sore virus in the brains of Alzheimer victims. She speculated the virus might be important enough, among multiple factors, to be the basis of a preventive vaccine. The drug BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) when infused into the brains of very old mice, “has increased the animals’ performance in various behavioural and memory tests,” Dr. Kaylene Young, Research Fellow, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, London, pointed out. Future science gives me hope for myself, and for others. Musician Mendelson Joe composed a guitaraccompanied song entitled: “Think I’m losing my marbles. I tell you it’s a doggone shame.” One day I may sing that song, but I’m not ready to sing it yet. • G.E. Mortimore is a longtime columnist with the Goldstream News Gazette.

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Celebrating West Shore success and lifestyle Most of us realize now that the West Shore will likely double in population growth within the next decade. As this phenomenal growth in the urban centres continues, several key elements in the region are emerging to both support and balance this growth. Infrastructure development is very strong in education, health care, recreation and parks and trails facilities. Most of our urban growth is smart growth with careful consideration to both people and the environment. Langford for example – the fastest growing area in the province (over 30 per cent since 2006) – has a very innovative detailed “green screen” for developers before they can

Dan Spinner WestShore Chamber submit a project proposal. Westhills, a large development project on the Island, has scored significant points by developing an ecofriendly, geo-thermal heating source for not only their current 500 new homes, but also for nearby local businesses and sports facilities. Colwood has a sustainable orientation that

works to balance growth with innovation. Capital City Centre at Colwood Corners is a good example with its sewage conversion heating plans. These creative innovations are just a couple of the reasons why the West Shore is a leader in sustainability. All the West Shore municipalities have done remarkably good jobs of encouraging, developing and maintaining parks, trails and recreational facilities – a crucial lifestyle support for growing young families. At the same time, more and more general infrastructure support is taking place such as seniors’ residences like the Legion’s Alexander Mackie Lodge. You might wonder why seniors’ residences are important in

a West Shore community with an average age of about 38, until you realize that the grandparents are following the grandkids to the West Shore. Planning for two new high schools is well under way for each location in Colwood and Langford – and in one of the only growing school districts in B.C., these schools can’t come sooner. Construction should start soon with completion around 2014/15. Numerous other middle and elementary schools and expansions are planned to accommodate the expected K-12 growth of at least 55 per cent over the next decade. All the major developments in the West Shore are mixed use – single-

family housing and condominiums, along with retail and commercial space. This translates directly into new jobs for West Shore residents and beyond. An increasing number of people are now doing the “reverse commute” from Victoria or Saanich to the West Shore for jobs, business or shopping. The future is already bright for the citizens and businesses of the West Shore. Certainly there are challenges still to overcome – most notably transportation issues and the continuity of job growth in the West Shore. Transportation solutions are being sought by pressing for E&N rail commuter services and exploring a harbour passenger ferry that would

connect downtown Victoria to Colwood. With the large mixed-use developments of Westhills, Capital City Centre and most recently Royal Bay, more jobs are coming to the region. With large spaces for businesses, we are beginning to see more and more companies moving to the West Shore. Provincial ministry offices are sure to follow. With the “can do” attitude and collaborative and innovative approaches by leaders in our municipalities, businesses and other organizations, the West Shore’s future will only get brighter. Dan Spinner is chief executive officer with the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. dspinner@westshore.bc.ca

LETTERS Look at changes to the roads before costly transit upgrades As of the 2011 census, the combined populations of Langford, Colwood, View Royal, Metchosin, Highlands, and Sooke was 73,060 people. The city of Victoria was 80,000. Of about 70 city buses, only three travel out of the West Shore. Two go downtown and one goes to UVic. If you travel anywhere else, you are out of luck. The three routes service Jacklin Road, Sooke Road and Goldstream Avenue. If you live anywhere else, including Millstream Road, you have to catch a bus in the opposite direction into Langford to get back out of town. The bus system is a tortoise. It is the most inefficient system, taking double or triple the driving time because it hasn’t been re-designed to accommodate the fact that the population has grown and that the majority of people no longer want to go downtown. Putting bus lanes out of the West Shore would be a ridiculous waste of money and would cause grief to the thousands of taxpayers who are required to drive because there are no viable time-saving alternatives.

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Instead, the Capital Regional District and city elected officials should be focusing on doing simple upgrades to increase the flow of traffic like putting in two proper right turn merge lanes off McKenzie Avenue onto the highway northbound for evening congestion and exit ramps off onto Admirals Road southbound for morning CFB Esquimalt traffic. Simply upgrading the intersections, which haven’t been touched in decades, would do a lot to reduce congestion. What we really need is to focus on the reality of the traffic increases instead of wasting money on a very broken bus system. Lara Allsopp Langford

Sexual health clinic closure a loss for West Shore residents When I heard that the Island Sexual Health Clinic was closing the doors to their West Shore clinic, I was stunned. For the past 15 years, ISHS had funded the West Shore Birth Control Clinic, but as of Sept. 30 ISHS closed the doors at their West Shore location. But don’t worry. For clients under the age of 19, and currently enrolled in School District 62, ISHS has opened a clinic at Bel-

mont secondary. And what about those over the age of 19? We have to travel to downtown Victoria. The West Shore clinic served the entire Western Communities, which encompasses Colwood, Highlands, Metchosin, View Royal, and Langford. I went to this clinic for more than seven years and used many of the services they offered. Services included pro-choice education, programs for all genders, orientations, identities and ages, emergency contraception, confidential testing, infection treatment and support, routine exams, general sexual health education, answers to questions and birth control. That’s not even mentioning the relationships that were built between the clients, nurses and volunteers that worked there. I know that in the past two years the clinic had been cut in hours of operation, and prior to closing the clinic was only one day a week for three hours, with a doctor every two weeks. It is my opinion that the clinic should not have been closed, and should have been supported for the benefit of the community and those who used it. Tianna Metzger Langford

Referendum on fire hall wastes time and money on clear issue As a taxpayer of View Royal, I am very angry that we are forced to spend money on a referendum. I am angry that the countless hours I spent attending council, committee of the whole and budget meetings meant nothing. I am angry that the time I took out of my schedule to attend both public open houses and a public hearing was wasted. I am angry that our volunteer firefighters and emergency program volunteers are being held as political hostages in an unsafe building. I am angry that some of the loudest naysayers happen to live either bordering the purchased land that the fire hall will be built on, or close to it. I am angry that over two years of public process is now hinging on the residents of View Royal doing the right thing, when for the last two years I sat and listened to the facts and agreed that a safe new fire hall is the only answer. I am angry that safety is being overpowered by money and spite. I am angry and will be voting yes in the referendum for a safe fire hall on Nov. 17. Sue-Anne Carter View Royal

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■ Saunders Foundation funding event ■ Wednesday, September 26 ■ Saunders Subaru

Saunders Family Foundation distributed more than $38,000 to local communities Representatives from the Saunders Family Foundation gathered Wednesday, Sept. 26 to distribute just over $38,000 in funding to local communities. Among this year’s recipients were schools, sports teams and programs, musical, cultural and arts programs, fire departments, seniors’ facilities, families, individuals and those with cancer or medical-related issues. It is through the efforts of sponsors and volunteers working throughout the year, including at the annual Saunders family golf tournament, that funds are raised to support organizations and individuals within the local community. Mark your calenders for the next charity golf tournament, to be held in May, 2013 – anyone is welcome to join. It is the Saunders family’s sincere hope that with continued support, the foundation will be able to raise even more for the community next year!

(L-R) Sharlene Smith, of Broadmead Care, Bob Saunders, David Saunders, Norma Saunders, Jim ten Hove, Ruth Saunders and Edie Foster.

Sharlene Smith and Jennifer Jasechko from Broadmead Care.

Megan Saunders, Megan Podann and Angie Podann of Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey.

Tina St. Hilaire, president, Juan de Fuca branch of Navy League of Canada, and SD 62 Trustee Dianna Seaton.

Volunteer Patricia Baye, Saunders Family Foundation president David Saunders and Christien Shipton.

Ron Heal, of Peninsula Co-Op, Bob Saunders, and Kwai Lam, of Great Canadian Casinos.

Mike Delmaire, Jim ten Hove and John Alcadinho, of Rona.

Esquimalt High School basketball program members, Vr Xu, Jackson Wang and Austin MacDonald.

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Council requests more oversight in bridge building Contract selection delayed a month, proponents to submit by Oct. 18 Roszan Holmen News staff

The three companies vying to build a new Johnson Street Bridge are busy perfecting their bids. But the role of Victoria’s elected officials in the decision to select a winner was the source of a lengthy closed-door discussion on Thursday, Sept. 20. Coun. Ben Isitt expressed con-

cern that city council will not be presented information about all the proposals submitted, but instead will only be informed about the bid recommended by city staff. Council’s role will then be to approve or reject the recommendation. “I can understand why disclosure to public would be problematic, but can you explain why disclosure to council is problematic?” Isitt asked city lawyer Tom Zworski. Zworski felt the answer required a closed-door meeting, and council voted to retreat to a private room. The discussion held up last

week’s public governance and priorities meeting for nearly two hours, after which council reported on a compromise. Council will now have two decision points. Once members approve a proposal, based on staff’s recommendation, the bridge team will then negotiate the exact terms of the contract with the winning proponent. Council will then have a second opportunity to approve or reject this contract. Coun. Lisa Helps is satisfied with the new terms. Not getting the chance to weigh all three bids will be “hard to stomach,” she said. But she acknowledged that the evaluation commit-

tee has the right people on the team and councillors don’t have the expertise needed to evaluate engineering proposals. “I feel very confident in this process,” she said. The whole selection process has been postponed by approximately one month. In late August, the city extended the closing date for receipt of proposals for the bridge contract. The three companies shortlisted for the opportunity were granted until Oct. 18 to submit their fixedprice proposals. The extra month allows proponents more time to ‘discuss potential design optimizations with the

city,’ according to city communications staff. Once the deadline passes, the city’s bridge team will take several weeks to evaluate the three proposals before taking its recommendations to council. As of last week, the project is progressing under the direction of a new senior project manager. Ken Jarvela, who started Sept. 17, was hired after Mike Lai resigned from his post as project director July 6. Jarvela is a civil engineer who was recently project manager for the $160-million Blue Water Bridge project spanning the St. Clair River between Ontario and Michigan. rholmen@vicnews.com

Transit seeks public opinion B.C. Transit is calling for public input on fare increases in the region. The Victoria Regional Transit Commission is accepting public input by email, phone and through an online survey until Nov. 9. The commission is looking at four options for fare increases, which would take effect next April. They can be viewed, along with the online survey, at bctransit. com/transitfuture/vicfare_fareoptions.cfm. For those not taking the online survey, send an email to fareproposal@bctransit.comcall or call 250-995-5683 and leave your name, phone number and preferred fare increase option. Visit bctransit.com for details.

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City approves plan for station The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority will deconstruct the former E&N rail station and salvage parts such as the roof, for future developments at Ogden Point or Fisherman’s Wharf. When the Johnson Street Bridge is rebuilt, it will not include a rail crossing. If rail service resumes, a new station would be built on the western shores of the Inner Harbour. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Ballet Off Broadway features a program of classical ballet to the beautiful music of Alexander Glazounov and a new creation by Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Bruce Monk, to the stunning music of Debussy’s Nuage. The second half is a journey with the best songs of musical theatre. Oct. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at McPherson Playhouse. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca.

Channeling the spirit of Canada Collective pushing Victoria as an arts destination Travis Paterson News staff

Poet Hopeton Anderson has a vision to make Victoria an international arts destination. The proprietor of The Well cafe on Fort Street – which is more arts community space than restaurant, with regular shows and displays – is part of The Well Victoria Society, a group of local artists. The ambitious members come from varying disciplines but share the goal to raise $35,000 in 46 days for their project, entitled Victoria: a Primary Destination for the Arts. “It’s four separate events that will raise the profile of Victoria as a true arts destination,” said Anderson, former poet laureDon Denton/News staff ate of Florida Memorial University in North Hopeton Anderson is the owner of The Well, a cafe, art gallery, Miami. “The core values have remained intact bookstore and performance space on Fort Street. since The Well started in November of 2010, and now we’re forming a society to further promote the contest, which started in 2011. arts and wellness of the city.” “Think Canadian Idol meets a poetry, spoken word and The initiative will broaden Victoria’s festival calendar, singer/songwriter, which will grow even larger with the beginning in 2013. At the heart of the vision is The Well’s eventual goal of going national,” said Shantel Cordeiro, signature event and the already successful Spirit of Canada fundraising coordinator for the campaign. “

The society will also introduce two new festivals, the Nobel Laureate Festival of the Arts, June 30 to July 6, and the Sacred Gospel Musical Festival, Aug. 1 to 4. Finally is an annual Symposium of Health and Wellness, to run Sept. 1 to 6, which would bring practitioners together to speak on wellness “at the forefront of the sustainability movement.” “You look at our festival, the Spirit of Canada, and there is no other national contest like it,” Anderson said. “Nov. 10 is only five weeks away. These funds will help get us the help we need to secure government grants and greater sponsorship for 2013,” said Cordeiro. The communications specialist has experience with major events on the Island, as she worked five years with LifeSport Coaching, the organizer of the Subaru Western Triathlon Series. For more information visit indiegogo.com/thewellvictoria, call 250-590-4995, or email Cordeiro at shantel@thewellvictoria.com. sports@vicnews.com

Coming up at The Well The Well presents a series of Great Events as part of its fundraising efforts. Saturday, Oct. 6: Gospel Nights, 8 to 10 p.m. “It’s the first show of our ongoing Gospel Nights, every Saturday, throughout the winter,” Anderson said. Sunday, Oct. 7: Art opening, Patti Bey 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10: Australian singer-songwriter Jason Lowe with Spirit of Canada 2012 finalist, vocalist Sherri Lynn Hooper.


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Gruff singer goes it alone This October, Jenny Ritter’s long-awaited solo project surfaces, and you’re going to want to be right there with your rod and net for her Victoria performance at the Solstice Cafe. Ritter is a well-known singer songwriter from the westcoast, perhaps best known as co-founder of The Gruff, and the creator and director of East Vancouver indie-rock choir, The Kingsgate Chorus. Her new release Bright Mainland, is a record five months in the making, chronicling the past three years of the writer’s life, in which she moved from Vancouver Island to the mainland, chasing love and opportunity. The music itself, much like Ritter’s feelings about living in the city, is hard to pin down. Threads of acoustic guitar and viola interweave with pedal steel, electric guitars, and steady, heavy drums. There’s a distinct alt-country feel to the album’s aesthetic, while the chord progressions take on an older more traditional folk feel. Overtop of all of this, Ritter’s voice navigates complicated, soaring melodies with surprising simplicity and sweetness. The record is flooded with talent from western Canada’s folk and Indie elite including Adrian Dolan (The Bills/Ruth Moody Band) who is both producer and multi-instrumentalist, while Lucas Goetz (The Deep Dark Woods) rounds out the band with drums and pedal steel. Featured guests include Ryan Boeur (Fish & Bird), Bear Erickson (Ona) and David Newberry. There are also appearances by Ritter’s brainchild, The Kingsgate Chorus. Ritter performs with Newberry at Victoria’s Solstice Cafe, 529 Pandora Ave., on Oct. 4 and

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Camosun to build $30M trades centre Edward Hill News staff

After 40 years of hard use, Camosun College’s trades facilities will get a needed facelift and two new buildings thanks to a $29.2 million provincial government grant. Advanced Education Minister John Yap announced the funding late last month in the welding hall at Camosun’s Interurban campus. Yap and fellow B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Ida Chong then had a quick, hands-on welding lesson. “Students need to get the latest, updated, skills and training in demand today and in demand tomorrow,” Yap told a few hundred assembled students and staff. “Camosun is the largest trades training facility on Vancouver Island. We want to make sure the facilities that are needed here are in southern Vancouver Island.” Seaspan’s $8-billion federal shipbuilding contract is playing a role in the push to develop more skilled workers in marine and metal trades, but the province also faces a looming skilled labour shortage. “A highly trained workforce is the backbone of our economy,” said Camosun College president Kathryn Laurin. “We need to increase the number of people in college to get folks the right skill sets and into the workforce.” Overall, the project will give Camosun Interurban 200,000 square feet of trades training space. A new 45,000 square foot building will house marine and metal trades, and a 35,000 square foot building will house heavy-duty and automotive mechanical trades. Existing buildings, built in the 1960s, will be retrofitted and refurbished. The added space will allow about 370 more full-time trades students per year,

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Student Jenny Albrecht, left, gives Advanced Education Minister John Yap and Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong a quick lesson in welding at Camosun College Interurban on Thursday. adding to the 2,200 in place now, studying 20 different fields. Tom Roemer, Camosun vice-president of strategic development, said the college is fortunate to have land available – the new trades centre will go in place of Tillicum Lodge, that sat unused for decades. Camosun will chip in $800,000 to the project and plans to issue tenders for design immediately. Roemer expects the buildings

to open in late 2015, which should dovetail with the ramp-up of federal shipbuilding, but noted that marine and aerospace companies, such as Seaspan and Viking Air, need people now. Malcolm Barker, vice-president of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, said the shipyard has two major long-term contracts to overhaul navy submarines and frigates, even before taking on federal fleet replace-

ment. The shipyards currently employ 116 apprentices from Camosun, and have 1,000 workers on job. “This recognizes that shipbuilding is important in B.C.," Barker said, referring to the new trades training facilities. "The province is saying the industry has a future. It’s a telling point for us, and we need an educated workforce.” editor@saanichnews.com

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business, Ted Lunt Designs. Five years ago, when Ted’s dementia reached an advanced stage, his sons took over the company and renamed it Mesa Design Group. Timing is everything, they say, but it doesn’t always go in one’s favour. Bill’s accident came during a recession that was having and continues to have an effect on the home construction and renovation industry. With David bearing the brunt of the load initially, to the point

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Bill Lunt, left, and David Lunt of Mesa Design Group have worked together in the building industry in Greater Victoria since the 1980s. where he was “a heart attack waiting to happen,” the partners decided to “reinvent ourselves,” Bill says. One of the first things they did was pare back expenses. The Mesa office, once in a $3,500 per month space, is officially in David’s north Langford home. With recessionary forces squeezing the market and competition fierce, they recently took another major risk as a way to retain a piece of the pie: they cut their prices to 1992 levels. Aware that some

designers offer a lowball cost to get a job, then add on charges for every little change along the way, Mesa moved to a fixed-price, per-square-foot charge for new construction design. “Communication (early and often) is key when you’re dealing with people. An informed client is an easier client to deal with,” David says. “Our goal is to give them the best bang for their buck within the guideline of their design,” adds Bill. The brothers still relish their role as a

“facilitator between the homeowner and the jurisdiction,” being able to understand municipal regulations and restrictions that affect the client. “Our dad’s attitude was that it’s not always about just drawing pretty pictures on paper for someone,” Bill says. “He saw himself as playing more of a designerconsultant role.” Things can go sideways on a construction project, no matter what the size. But the brothers are proud of the fact that they are available

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Wright returns to Marine Group Randy Wright, son of Oak Bay Marine Group founder Bob Wright, has been installed as chief executive for the tourismbased company. Bob Wright has no plans to retire completely at nearly 82, but wanted to bring in his son to run the business on a daily basis to allow him a day off now and again. Randy Wright, who worked 22 years with the Marine Group, spent the past 12 years as vice-president of marketing and sales for Harbour Air.

Business around and about town Travel agent Normand Schafer of Far and Away Adventures (250-385-3001) is now a certified Tahiti Specialist, having visited the tiny South Pacific islands and completed a training program run by the national tourist office … Baan Thai restaurant has launched a new website (BaanThaiVictoria. ca) and instituted the Baan Thai fan club, where customers can find special offers … Olive the Senses, specializing in fresh extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar, is open in the Hudson Building, 1701 Douglas St. Visit olivethesenses.com. To submit your business news, email editor@vicnews.com.


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Saanich Braves off to a great start

Rugby Canada selects squad for Americas Championship Local ruggers Connor Braid and Sean White, a pair of Oak Bay High grads, will suit up for Canada at the 2012 IRB Americas Rugby Championship. They’ll be joined by Michael Fuailefau, a St. Michaels University School and current Castaway Wanderers player. All six matches of the international tournament, of which Canada is a last-minute host, will happen at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The facility will be expanded to hold an estimated 2,800 fans. White, a scrum half, Braid, a fly half and Fuailefau, a centre, are the only born and bred Victoria players on the team though the squad features many players with local connections to club teams, such as CW’s prop Hubert Buydens, UVic Vikes fly half Pat Kay and former Velox Valhallians centre Nick Blevins. Canada faces Uruguay on Oct. 12, U.S.A. on Oct. 16 and Argentina on Oct. 20, all starting at 7:30 p.m.

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It may have been 16 years since the Saanich Braves last won the Island’s junior B title, but there are plenty of championships and players to celebrate this season as the team turns 45. Current owners Ed Geric and Norm Kelly are leading the 45th anniversary celebration for the Braves, which started playing junior hockey in 1967, with a number promotions. “We want to embrace the community and are welcoming Braves alumni back. This team has been around for a long time and a lot of great people have come through here,” Kelly said. The Braves most notable alumnus is Adam Cracknell, who played for the 2010-11 St. Louis Blues and was captain of the Blues’ AHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen last year. Recent pros who came through the Braves in the last decade are Lee Baldwin of the New York Rangers AHL affiliate Connecticut Whale, and Brian Nugent of the NCAA’s Northern Michigan University. Both suited up for the 2009 RBC Cup hosting Victoria Grizzlies. The Crowder brothers Paul and Tim also wore the Braves crest before hockey took them to the NCAA, ECHL, AHL and Europe. Both played under former Braves coach Dick Crowder, their dad. “We’ve always got a guy moving up to to junior A or the WHL,” Kelly said. “And we’re off to a great start this season. The stands are full and I don’t know if that’s because we’re winning, but we’ve got a great team right now.” It can’t hurt that the first 45 fans at last Friday’s game, an 8-0 win over the Kerry

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Artist Lucas Bell, left, designed the Saanich Braves’ 45th anniversary logo, which was unveiled on Friday (Sept. 28) prior to the Braves 8-0 win over the Kerry Park Islanders at Pearkes Arena. Park Islanders, were treated to a coupon for a free Subway sandwich. It was the Braves third win in three nights, with a 5-2 win over the Westshore Wolves on Wednesday and 5-2 win over the Nanaimo Buccaneers on Thursday. “Friday was a great showing, the score aside, no matter who we were playing we were responsible and competed really hard,” Braves head coach Brad Cook said. “This year the maturity is showing for us. Last year we lost eight one-goal games, but we got the core group back who learned how to win those close games and so far we’ve been able to grind them out,” Cook said. The Braves’ season continues on

Friday when members of the Canadian national rugby team are on hand to drop the puck, 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena versus the Buccaneers.

Braves history The Braves are steeped in the legacy of the league. From 1978 to 1996, the Braves won six Brent Patterson Memorial trophies as the top team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. The trophy, however, wasn’t renamed in Patterson’s honour until later. A former Braves player, Patterson was the VIJHL MVP in 1977. He died shortly after leaving a game at the 1977 Cylone Taylor Cup in Quesnel from heart complications. sports@vicnews.com

Royals host Tigers, take split with Blazers Travis Paterson News staff

Here comes Hunter. Leading NHL-prospect Hunter Shinkaruk visits Victoria tonight (Oct. 3) as the Royals host the Medicine Hat Tigers. Shinkaruk, 17, is riding high as the WHL player of the week. He’s a potential first-rounder for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and this might be the last chance Royals fans get to see him on the Tigers’ only visit of the season. Shinkaruk is coming off a six-point weekend, with a goal and five assists in the Tigers 5-4 win over the Red Deer Rebels 5-4 on Friday and 5-1 win over the Regina Pats on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Royals have recovered from Sunday’s 3-0 shutout at the hands of the Kamloops Blazers and are looking to improve on their 3-1 record, second only in the B.C. Division to Kamloops (3-0-1). Cole Chevaldave earned the Blazers shutout, making 22 saves against an anemic Royals’ attack. It was a decidedly better effort from the Blazers, who were stunned by the Royals 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night. “We got exactly what we expected Sunday. We knew they were going to have a push, they didn’t surprise us, we just didn’t execute the way we wanted to,” coach Dave Lowry said. “We had one of the top teams of the coutnry come in here, and I thought we played well in the first period. But we got

into penalty trouble and it took too many guys out of the game.” Royals goalie Jared Rathjen stopped 36 of 39 shots on Sunday, his first start of the season. Sixteen-year-olds Jack Walker and Brandon Fushimi made their debuts for the Royals, playing both games against Kamloops. Fushimi, of Thornton, Colo., scored an assist in Friday’s game on Brett Cote’s powerplay goal. Logan Nelson and Alex Gogolev also scored on Friday, with Nelson scoring the only goal for both teams in the shootout. Game time versus the Tigers (3-1) is 7:05 p.m. tonight at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Grizzlies slowed by Express, Clippers Third period dry spells cost the Victoria Grizzlies a pair of wins on the weekend. Last Friday saw the Grizzlies lose 4-2 to the Nanaimo Clippers, in Nanaimo. Blake Thompson and Leo Fitzgerald scored for the Grizz. The game entered the third period tied 2-2, but the Grizzlies couldn’t match the Clippers, as the latter potted two more goals for the win. On Saturday, the Grizzlies returned home against the Coquitlam Express. Dante Hahn and Justin Polischuk each scored for the Grizz, but once again the third period started tied 2-2. The Express won when Callum Hofford scored a powerplay goal. Next is the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Friday night (Oct. 5) at Bear Mountain Arena, 7:15 p.m. sports@vicnews.com

Friday night rugby at UVic James Bay and the UVic Vikes renew their CDI Premier League men’s rugby rivalry under the lights of Centennial Stadium on Friday night. Kick off is 6:30 p.m. The Vikes defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 52-28 in the first of the two-game Wightman Boot series, played at Wallace Field on Saturday. James Bay and the Vancouver Rowing Club renewed their annual Cox Cup shield match with the Bays winning convincingly, 64-7.

RAP right for Friday night football The Mount Douglas Rams bounced St. Thomas More Collegiate 41-26 in the first game of the AAA senior varsity high school football season at Royal Athletic Park on Friday. Running backs Mason Swift and Julian Luis led the scoring for the Rams with two touchdowns each. Receiver Brian Dowds caught a long 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ashton MacKinnon, and Callum Duke was perfect hitting two field goals, 21 and 34 yards, and making all five TD conversions. Defensively, the Rams forced four interceptions, who of them to Luis. Earlier on Friday the junior Rams lost to St. Thomas More 21-7. This Friday (Oct. 5) Rams football returns to RAP against Vancouver College. Juniors start at 2:30 p.m., seniors at 5 p.m.

Belmont Bullogs hammer Hamber The Belmont Bulldogs hammered Eric Hamber 49-6 in the Bulldogs’ first regular season, AA senior varsity football game at Belmont on Friday. Next up for the Bulldogs is an exhibition match versus Ballenas at Belmont secondary. Kick offs are 3 p.m. for the juniors, 5 p.m. for the senior varsity squads.

Rebels drop to Rams The Westshore Rebels (6-2) six-game win streak came to an end with a 41-7 loss to the Langley Rams (6-1-1) at Westhills Stadium on Sunday. Running back Greg Morris continued his excellent season with 124 yards rushed and scored one touchdown, the Rebels’ only scoring play in the game. The third-place Rebels’ winning season is still in tact, and the team is playoff bound with four a win advantage over fourth-place Okanagan Sun. On Saturday the Rebels visit the Kamloops Broncos (2-6).


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Smile Cookies are gone, but the smiles they’ve left in our community will last forever. Thanks to your support, Tim Hortons will be donating the entire proceeds to Tour de Rock.

Seamus Maguire of Reynolds secondary leads the pack of high school crosscountry runners through Beacon Hill Park with Liam Farrar of Oak Bay High, left, and Erik Evans of Reynolds, right. Evans won the Sept. 26 race, Farrar finished third and Maguire fourth. It was the second event of the cross country season. Farrar is also an accomplished junior cyclist, while Maguire is an aspiring hockey player currently with the junior Saanich Braves. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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The UVic Vikes Championship Breakfast rode the Olympic success of the school’s athletes and raised $402,000 toward athletic scholarships. The Sept. 25 breakfast raised far beyond the initial $150,000 mark, which is matched by the university itself. Patrons dined with several Olympians who are current or ex-Vikes, including silver medal winning rower Gabe Bergen and bronze medal winning openwater swimmer Richard Weinberger. Swimming Canada CEO and national team coach Pierre Lafontaine was this year’s keynote speaker. Support from the event goes

to athletic financial awards, a strong determinant for prospective student-athletes in choosing their post-secondary institutions, said Clint Hamilton, UVic’s director of athletics and recreation.

Golf Woodland third The UVic Vikes women’s golf team wrapped up the Sept. 23 to 25 Grand Canyon Women’s Fall Invitational in Arizona with a seventh place team finish. The Vikes’ reigning NAIA champion Megan Woodland played her final 18 at 1-under-par, carding a 71 for third overall. Hosted at the Wigwam Golf Course, the Vikes shot a team score of 620, two rounds of 310.

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#24 Cody Young; #83 Shawn Hitchings; #68 George Newell DEMO TRUCK CLASS FAST TIME: #58 George Haywood 20:731 TROPHY DASH: #58 George Haywood; #82 Danny Madden; #10 Dustin Dash; #3 Brandon Young HEAT RACE: #3 Brandon Young; #10 Dustin Dash; #35 Kail Beck; #95 Billy Stidston; #58 George Haywood MAIN EVENT (BOTH DEMO CARS AND DEMO TRUCKS): #63 Joe Liberatore; #58 George Haywood; #83 Shawn Hitchings; #24 Cody Young; #68 George Newell MINI FIGURE 8 CLASS FAST TIME: #93 Rhett Szevics 12:977 TROPHY DASH: #62 Shawn Young; #31 Cody Young; #28 Marie Haywood; #93 Rhett Szevics B HEAT RACE: #13 Kristy Rowlandson; #81 James Young; #37 Jake Burns; #68 Trevor Cannon; #43 Mike Dash A HEAT RACE: #28 Marie Haywood;

Next up for the Vikes women is the St. Martin’s Invitational Oct. 4 to 6 in Olympia, Wash.

Beware the mad-hatter For the third time this season and in just six games played, UVic Vikes striker Emma Greig scored a hat trick. Greig paced the Vikes soccer team (6-0-1) to an 11-0 win over the Winnipeg Wesmen on Saturday. Lindsay Hoetzel, Jacqueline Harrison, Jaclyn Sawicki and Sarah Douglas each had two. The Vikes won again on Sunday, 5-1 over the Manitoba Bisons. Sawicki and Nathalie Scharf each scored once, Douglas twice, and the Bisons scored an own-goal. sports@vicnews.com

#3 Brandon Young; #31 Cody Young; #93 Rhett Szevics; #62 Shawn Young MAIN EVENT: #3 Brandon Young; #81 James Young; #62 Shawn Young; #13 Kristy Rowlandson; #93 Rhett Szevics HORNET CLASS FAST TIME: #02 Daryl Cahill 20:016 TROPHY DASH: #59 Phil Lagan; #02 Daryl Cahill; #08 Darryn Cahill; #98 Brad Aumen B HEAT RACE: #64 Mike Melin; #4 Tyler Townsend; #0 Jaxon Vaacher; #25 Rocky Sandhu; #3 B.J. Veld A HEAT RACE: #08 Darryn Cahill; #02 Daryl Cahill; #59 Phil Lagan; #98 Brad Aumen; #44 Matt Schultz MAIN EVENT: #02 Daryl Cahill; #57 Tristan Gait; #08 Darryn Cahill; #16 Garrett Smith; #59 Phil Lagan

Rugby B.C. Rugby Union CDI Premier men’s: Bayside 3 Castaway Wanderers 43 CW get bonus point for four tries. Wightman Boot Game (non-league) UBC Thunderbirds 28 UVic Vikes 52 Cox Cup (non-league) James Bay 64 Rowing Club 7 Ceili’s Cup, Div. 1: (non-league) UBC Frosh 25 UVic Saxons 33

Bayside 31 Castaway Wanderers 27 CW two bonus points, four tries and loss by less than seven. Ferguson Cup (non-league) James Bay 10 Rowers 44 Island premier women’s: Nanaimo 15 Velox Valkyries 39 Canada West women’s: UVic Vikes 0 Alberta Pandas 48

Field Hockey Canada West Conference UBC Thunderbirds 4 UVic Vikes 1 Vikes goal: Kyla Kirby (penalty corner) UBC Thunderbirds 2 UVic Vikes 1 Vikes goal: Andrea Jones (penalty corner)

Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association Women’s: Demons 5 Lynx III 0 Stellars 4 Renegades 0 Cardinal 5 Blue Jays 0 Lynx II 2 Sailors 1 Men’s: Tigers 1 Rebels 0 Oak Bay 5 Mutineers 2


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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

FREE DANCE lesson, Oct. 2nd & Oct. 9th, 7pm. Centennial Church, 29 Gorge Rd East. North American Step Dancing/Clogging. Call Reggie 250-474-1886 or email: reggie-paisley@shaw.ca

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

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing INC. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journey Person Welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey Person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. ProďŹ t sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (ofďŹ ce)780-8462231; (fax) 780-846-2241 or send resume to blaine@autotanks.ca; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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

TENDER TOOTSIE slippers, size 8, $15. Call (250)5953070.

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TECHNICAL & Trade books (20). Specially for Milwright Trade, $90 (all). 778-433-2899

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

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PET CARRIER, heavy fabric, zipper enclosure and shoulder strap, $25 obo. (250)598-0750

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

FREE. NAVY Corduroy cover for Ikea folding single bed. James Bay. (250)380-8733.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

SOUTH ROCK is hiring for: Paving Personnel (raker, screed, general labourers); Heavy Equipment Operators. Send resume to: careers@southrock.ca or call 403-568-1327.

BUILDING SUPPLIES

FREE: ELECTROHOME colour TV, works great. Call (250)598-0750.

ADRIENNE’S RESTAURANT and Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm has following job positions open: Deli Cashier/Supervisor, Dishwasher (weekends also). Only experienced & mature individuals apply to: t-garden@shaw.ca

RED SEAL Heat & Frost insulator. Steady work in the Victoria area, union wages & beneďŹ ts. $28.65/hr. + H&W and pension. 1-800-663-2738. Email: nmunro@insulators118.org

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

LIQUIDATION SALE! All New & Used Home Furnishings, Accessories, Tools, Hdwe, Patio Furniture, 12’x20’x8’h Canopys, Etc. MATTRESSES: Good, Better, Best! Lots of Them, While Stock Lasts, All Models, All Sizes, All CHEAP! Everything Goes, Nothing Held Back, Nothing Reserved! Vic & Toni Retired Now! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St, Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C

ELECTRONIC SCOOTER Shop Rider Voyager 778S. Used indoors except for 3 trips outside. Exc. cond., $1200 obo. Call (250)472-1361.

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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

By Owner, $47,900. 1260sqft, 3 bdrm mobile, exc. cond., 5 new stainless appl, W/D. Fully upgraded. New furnace, air tight stove. Family park. Call (250)478-8455.

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

SOOKE: TOP floor corner, ocean front 2 bdrm condo. Fresh paint, clean, new kitchen floor. $995. Call Cornelia 250-391-8484.

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

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

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1982 HYBRID Westphalia. Can run on diesel or veggie oil. 1.9l 1996 Jetta engine. $12K. Serious enquiries only. Nanaimo (250)591-3711.

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SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

URGENT SALE! Immaculate double-wide Lannon Creek $118,000 250-642-5707 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

FOR SALE BY OWNER. #30 Lekwammen Drive. 55+ complex. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, den, family room, dbl. garage. LP $319,900. Irma (250)477-4117

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1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250478-9231. COLWOOD 2 bdrm condo, 4th floor, elevator, 5 appls, insuite laundry, F/P, prkg incld, N/P. $1100. Oct. 1. (250)474-6855. SIDNEY CONDO- 2 bdrm, NS/NP. $1375 + hydro, close to all amens. 250-656-4003.

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HOMES FOR RENT CENTRAL PARK area, 3-4 bdrm home, full bsmt, W/D incl’d, $1450. 250-479-6569.

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‘99 SUNFIRE, Painted & inspected, $2500. 778-425-3604 250-532-0751

“2004 RAV4 4WD”- $13,500 firm. 4 cyl, auto, silver, Michelins, 120,000 km,Victoria only vehicle. Complete maintenance history. Lady-driven, no accidents, excellent condition, keyless entry. Model Recommended In Top 10 by Consumer Reports. (250)479-5545.

TRUCKS & VANS

COLWOOD, UNFURN’D room available, incls all utils, $450. (Avail immed). 250-858-6930.

1995 PLYMOUTH Voyager Van, 7 seater, 1 family owned, well maintained, woman driven, low mileage (164,000 KMS). Asking $2900. Call (250)477-4256.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

CONTRACTORS

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

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

TAX 250-477-4601 CLEAN-UP SPECIALIST! Is your record-keeping piling up on you? Don’t have the time or enthusiasm to keep-up to date? Let me help- I am a qualified accountant with reasonable rates for “clean-up”, organization, data processing and other on going accounting services. Call Frances at (250)642-7700.

CLEANING SERVICES CLEAN ALL. Excellent cleaner. Honest & reliable. $20./hr. (250)477-9818, (250)580-7504 GREAT RATES! Guar. cleaning since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. (250)385-5869 MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. PRIVATE HOUSEKEEPER. Has available openings. Exc ref’s. $25/hr. 778-433-4340.

CARPENTRY

COMPUTER SERVICES

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

COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

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

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

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NEWS GAZETTE

Rancher named Lieutenant Governor Tom Fletcher

“Mrs. Guichon has dedicated herself to her community, province and country,” Prime MinNicola Valley rancher Judith ister Stephen Harper said in Guichon is the new B.C. Lieu- a statement Monday. “She is tenant Governor, as a leader in keeping Sto:lo Grand Chief British Columbia’s Steven Point’s fiveagriculture and cattle year term comes to industries environan end. mentally sound and Guichon runs the she has worked hard family cattle ranch to promote and proin the Nicola Valley. tect the ranchers of She served as presBritish Columbia.” ident of the B.C. Premier Christy Cattlemen’s AssoClark thanked Point ciation, a direcfor his work and contor of the Grass- Judith Guichon gratulated Guichon. land Conservation “She has a deep Council of B.C., and on provin- appreciation for the history and cial government task forces on traditions of British Columbia ranching and species at risk. and has spent a lifetime ensurBlack Press

ing that we all stay connected to our roots – particularly through her work with the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association,” Clark said. Lieutenant Governors are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of prime ministers. They serve five-year terms as the Queen’s representative, declaring new legislation and performing ceremonial duties. Point is a former provincial court judge. Before being named to chief commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Commission, Point served as an elected chief of the Skowkale First Nation for 15 years. He also served as the tribal chair of the Stó:lo Nation Government, and Grand Chief of the Stó:lo Tribal Council.

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to cost $650 million over the next 10 years. The commitment adds $509 million to the existing B.C. budget of $141 million over three years, with federal cost sharing to be negotiated. She also announced the beginning of planning work for replacement of the 54-year-old George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River from Richmond to South Delta. Taking questions after the speech, Clark said the accelerated capital projects are about continuing the development of the Pacific Gateway transportation plan and using savings to speed up community improvements, not boosting the government’s popularity going into an election next May. Federal Heritage Minister James Moore addressed the UBCM convention on Friday morning, listing the federal government’s contributions to large infrastructure programs in the province. editor@vicnews.com

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