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hen visitors to the Fireside Grill meet for a meal, they might be meeting with more than they bargained for. The West Saanich Road restaurant is said to be haunted by its previous owner, Katharine Maltwood, an artist fascinated by the occult. Katharine, a sculptor, and her husband John, immigrated to Victoria in the 1930s and moved into a converted the tea house they dubbed “The Thatch.” “The house itself was a very intriguing one,” says historian and local ghost expert John Adams, the man behind the city’s year-round ghost tours. “It looked like an old, English

cottage, surrounded by a Garry oak forest. It would very much have been like an old English cottage in a sacred Druidic grove.” Katharine had already gained notoriety in England for having written a book titled The Temple of the Stars, which documented her theory of a 16-kilometre-wide Zodiac carved into the countryside in Glastonbury. She continued to create her own art in the home and when she and John died in the 1960s, Adams explains, they bequeathed the house and their large art collection to the University of Victoria on the understanding that their home would become a museum featuring their art.

“The people who ran the museum discovered right away that there were unusual things going on … feelings, presences, noises,” Adams says. “Unmistakably, the things that you would expect to be associated with hauntings.” By 1978, the university decided that the building wasn’t the right fit, moved the art collection to UVic’s Gordon Head campus and sold the house. While the process was legal, it was clearly out of step with the wishes of its donors, Adams says. The house then became the Chantecler restaurant, where small happenings at first – some that could be chalked up to faulty wiring, such

as the recurring sounding of the fire alarm – became commonplace. “One night (the owner) was answering an alarm and he had with him a Doberman pinscher, a dog who was normally quite fearless, but who got his hackles up and refused to put even one paw into the house.” Perhaps the doberman had seen the ghost of a pug dog, which notoriously roams the site to this day – a rather unusual spirit given that the Maltwoods didn’t own such a pet, Adams says. Cold spots – unexplained icy, cool air – on the stairway to the second floor, and sightings of Katharine as a shimmering, white silhouette inside what was once her studio, are among the most reported experiences that Adams attributes to paranormal activity in the home. Tim Petropolous, managing partner of Fireside Grill, is a skeptic. Petropolous has been at the location for 13 years and has yet to encounter the spirit of Katharine Maltwood or that of the ghost pug. Though he might not believe them, he’s heard all the stories. Some staff members, chiefly those who worked in the Chantecler, believe the building to be haunted, yet the alleged activity never deterred them from working in the location, Petropolous says. “It was more a happy ghost or a pleasant ghost, not a scary ghost,” Petropolous said. “She was like a caretaker – just overseeing what was happening.” PLEASE SEE: Victoria, ‘a very haunted city,’ Page A8


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Trick-or-treat at Broadmead Village Broadmead Village will become a bit spookier on Oct. 31. Shops in Broadmead shopping centre will be giving candy to witches, ghosts, goblins and other scary visitors between 3 and 5:30 pm. on Halloween Day. Trick-or-treaters can visit stores throughout the centre for Halloween treats. The shopping centre will also host hot chocolate, treats and music in the breezeway from 3 to 6 pm.

Halloween goes to the dogs and cats Halloween Alley in the Gorge Road Shopping Centre (2973 Tillicum Rd.) is hosting Wag-O-Ween, a Halloween party for pets. People are encouraged to dress up their pet, and to dress up themselves for a costume contest. Email eileenheather1@ or call 250-3814030 for $15 tickets. Proceeds go to Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue.

Students raise $200K for Tour Through bake sales, concerts, car washes, raffles and infamous head shaves, Greater Victoria students raised nearly $200,000 toward supporting kids with cancer for the 2012 Canadian Cancer Society Tour de Rock campaign. Students at Reynolds secondary topped the list of highest fundraisers, gathering $109,253 in just 12 days. Since its inception in 1998, the two-week bicycle journey in which police officers ride the length of Vancouver Island has raised $16.6 million for pediatric cancer research. This year’s grand total has yet to be announced, but is estimated at $1.1 million. Donations can still be made at

Rise of the robot musicians Sound analysis guru on track to create computer systems that can jam with humans Edward Hill News staff

The thing about robot musicians is they’ll never trash a hotel room, show up to a gig drunk or break up a band after meeting an eccentric performance artist. At least not yet. The music-computer lab of George Tzanetakis at the University of Victoria is ground zero for the rise of robot musicians. But don’t think of it like anthropomorphic C-3PO strumming a guitar – it’s more like a series of mallets linked to solenoids on a drum, backed by sophisticated software. Tzanetakis effectively wants to teach music to a computer, and for the computer to pick up on musical cues while jamming with humans. “When you play sound, a musician hears what is happening. We are trying to add the ability to understand music to an artificial agent that performs,” says Tzanetakis, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, and in the department electrical and computer engineering – and the school of music. “The idea is to make the system musically intelligent, to have robotic musicianship.” It remains early days for robot jazz bands. Mechanical musicians are largely limited to percussion instruments due to increasing engineering complexity as each mallet and its actuator is added to the mix, and to the software that crunches the music in real time to adjust the tempo and volume. “We want the musicality of the system to learn how to slow down, speed up, understand if it is too loud. We are still working on making sure it doesn’t get drunk,” Tzanetakis jokes. Computers, even advanced learning systems, don’t understand music or sound or much of anything else – they just crunch data in sophisticated ways. Gabrielle Odowichuk, who worked in UVic computer-music lab as a mas-

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George Tzanetakis, a UVic professor in electrical and computer engineering, and music, is at the leading edge of teaching computer systems to understand music. ters student, said completely computer-driven music seems unlikely. Computers still can’t connect on an emotional level. “You need a human component or its boring. All robots need a human component,” says Odowichuk who worked on gestural control of sound. “Often you can program in more randomness to make it more human. But when it comes to conveying something and connecting with an audience, computers lack expressiveness.” Tzanetakis sees robots and computer musicality as the natural evolution of technology influencing how music is made. To him, it’s no different than the person who first strung wires and called it a piano, or plugged in a wah-wah pedal. “Using computers and robots is the same process,” he says. “Musicians accept synthesizers, drum machines and DJ sets. If anything a robot is more innocent than a drum machine. It’s just another technical dimension.” How this work will eventually influence the broader music world is hard to predict. Tzanetakis, a

37-year-old native of Greece who earned his PhD in computer science from Princeton University in 2002, tends to be about five years ahead of current popular technology.

“The idea is to make the system musically intelligent, to have robotic musicianship.” – George Tzanetakis Tzanetakis’ early work on acoustic signal processing laid the groundwork for popular apps such as Shazam, which can recognize songs by holding a smartphone up to a speaker. He’s helped develop melodymatching systems that identify songs by users humming or singing. His music sensing algorithms are at the heart of Smule’s AutoRap app, which creates a rap song out of any set of sounds, and the Ocarina app, which transforms an iPhone into a flute. Of course, when he began working on what’s called audio finger-

printing – systems that analyze, dissect and find patterns in acoustic signals – smartphone technology didn’t exist. “If I do my job right, stuff I’m doing now will be commercial in about five years,” he says. “What is commercial now is stuff myself and others were doing 10 years ago. Ten years ago there was no iPod, no iTunes. The world was a different place.” Tzanetakis expects the next big creative leaps to involve computer systems that can analyze and extract individual instruments and voices from complex music scores. The human ear can pick our individual conversations in a noisy party – computers cannot. “It’s really a hard problem, far from being solved, but is actively researched,” he said. Despite being at the forefront of intertwining computers and music, Tzanetakis, a jazz musician and pianist before he became a computer scientist and engineer, admits he doesn't always practice what he preaches. “I’m a sax player. I have typically avoided playing with technology.”

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Saanich police arrested an intoxicated Saanich man who

threatened to harm his girlfriend and her two children with a steak knife, and then sent his Rottweiler after police officers. The woman called police

around 8:45 p.m. Monday reporting her boyfriend had forced his way into their home in the 100block of Regina Ave. As officers were preparing to


approach the residence, from less than a block away, the man, still brandishing the steak knife, left the property with the dog. “Upon being confronted by several officers … he immediately threw away the steak knife and proceeded to release the Rottweiler in the direction of the officers,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “Fortunately, having a police services dog there was a good thing because the (canine) handler released his animal and intercepted the Rottweiler before he could reach any of our officers.” Police dog Taz bit the Rottweiler

multiple times, causing the man’s dog to run away. Officers arrested the 34-year-old man without incident and immediately noted he was bleeding profusely from one of his hands. “It turns out that just as he was approaching our officers and walking away from the residence, his dog ... actually bit him in the hand,” Jantzen said. He was taken to hospital, but refused treatment. The man faces charges of multiple counts of threats, possession of a weapon, and breach-related charges for outstanding warrants.

Another poached deer found in Saanich A Saanich resident found a deer carcass in his backyard, with a crossbow arrow sticking out of the animal's back end on Sunday. Police were notified of the find, in the 5000-block of Del Monte Ave., on Oct. 21, but believe the animal had been dead for several weeks. It's the second dead deer found shot with an arrow in the Claremont area this month. "Once again we see that there's another felled buck," said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. "This is now the second one


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Flu shot clinics open across Greater Victoria Natalie North News staff

Some years, the influenza virus kills up to 8,000 Canadians, but it doesn’t have to. The Vancouver Island Health Authority has this week begun rolling out free clinics for those at greatest risk of falling victim to the flu. This year’s flu vaccine includes two new strains of the virus, as well as the infamous H1N1 strain, which has been in the vaccine since 2009, the year of the H1N1 pandemic. Last year 160,000 people on Vancouver Island received the vaccine at public clinics, excluding health care workers. VIHA anticipates the same amount of uptake this year, though more health-care workers are likely to get vaccinated following the province’s decision to require all such workers to either get the vaccine, or wear a face mask during flu season. VIHA medical health officer Dr. Dee Hoyano said the requirement for health-care workers hasn’t been an issue thus far.

“From early reports people are showing up to get immunized,” Dr. Hoyano said. “We won’t know for a number of weeks what our overall coverage is going to look like.” Free shots are offered to people at highest risk of complications from the flu, including those 65 years of age and over and their caregivers, children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts, health care workers and emergency responders. Influenza is transmitted person-to-person, even before symptoms are apparent. Regular hand-washing and staying home when ill are two other ways of helping protect yourself against the virus. VIHA recommends even healthy adults get immunized via family doctor, local pharmacy, walk-in clinic or travel clinic. Visit for more information and to see if you qualify for a free immunization shot. The website also has a list of upcoming flu shot clinics across the city.

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Ex cadet instructor guilty of sex crimes Military court convicts Capt. Daniel Moriarity Roger Knox Black Press

A military judge has found a former army cadet instructor guilty of three sex-related charges. The judge found Capt. Daniel Moriarity guilty on two counts of sexual exploitation and one count each of sexual assault at Moriarity’s court martial hearing at CFB Esquimalt on Monday. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged Moriarity in February after he committed crimes against two teenaged cadets at the Lt.-Gen. E.C. Ashton Armoury in Saanich and the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre. The incidents occurred between 2008 and 2011. The case was brought forward by the chains of command for the two cadets, who contacted the military police about the allegations. When the accusations were made, Moriarity was deputy commanding officer of 3005 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, which is based at the Ashton Armoury. Moriarity is slated to

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Even after “Dougy,” Cadboro Bay’s notorious Douglas fir, hit the ground Monday morning, one of its most outspoken advocates couldn’t stop taking photos of the scene. Bob Furber, along with fellow area resident Max Cowper-Smith, will now pay for their failed legal effort to save the ancient, 30-metre tree, which Saanich felled Oct. 22. B.C. Supreme Court approved the municipality’s application lst Friday to have it removed, based on safety concerns over its level of decay. “When do you walk away?” said Furber, who will now split Saanich’s legal fees with CowperSmith. “I don’t know. It’s something that comes from inside

and I haven’t walked away yet.” Crews arrived to fall the tree on Monday at 7:30 a.m., while supporters of the tree, dubbed “Dougy,” were engaged in a wake. Neighbours complied with the district’s requests to leave the tree after presenting information on the health of the tree – a sonic tomography report commissioned by Cowper-Smith. They stalled the removal for another hour or so, and then Dougy finally came down. “The tree is on Saanich property and Saanich can do what it likes and we had no say in the matter,” Furber said. “It certainly didn’t go in our favour. … It’s going to be sad because we give quite a lot of money to charity and this year instead we’ll be giving it to Saanich.” Furber, still reeling from his first day in court, remains upset

The blind runner who filed a human rights complaint against the Victoria International Running Society and the race director of the Times Colonist 10 K is awaiting a decision after a fourday hearing finished last week. Graeme McCreath, a 65-yearold Saanich physiotherapist, filed the discrimination complaint against the VIRS and race director Jacqui Sanderson, after he was denied his request to start the race early to avoid heavy congestion.

The popular road race typically sees 10,000 entrants. McCreath, who has a prosthetic left eye and only light perception in the other, has, with the assistance of a guide, run six of the Times Colonist 10K events, including races spanning 2006 until 2010. “We should never have had go to this situation,” McCreath said. “I’ve been pretty devastated … I’m cautiously optimistic, but you never know.” McCreath has requested com-

Two off-duty Victoria police officers stumbled upon an attempted armed robbery during a morning jog last Thursday. The officers were passing the corner of Pembroke Street and Dowler Place just before 6

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Three year sentence for 2011 beating death at Rock Bay motel Night of consuming drugs led to unprovoked assault Edward Hill News staff

Jason Van Winkle will spend the next three years behind bars in the wake of an unprovoked drug- and booze-fuelled assault that left a man dead in a Rock Bay motel in March 2011. Van Winkle, 37, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Gilles Alain Thibodeau, 41, in July. Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court, Justice Laura Gerow sentenced the View Royal man to three and a half years, minus credit for six and a half months for time in custody. Van Winkle, who has a criminal history spanning 22 years, featuring 50 convictions for drug offenses, three assaults and a robbery, apologized to the victim’s family and his family. His mother was in the courtroom. “I’ll live with this for the rest of my life. I just want to apologize and say I’m sorry,” Van Winkle told the court. The victim’s elderly parents, who live in eastern Canada, did not attend court. Thibodeau’s sister sent a letter describing her brother as smart and witty, but who struggled with addictions. “He was loved by his family and it’s a loss that will be felt forever,” Gerow said, reading the letter. The sentence is in line with a joint recommendation of Crown counsel and Van Winkle’s defense lawyer Tom Morino.

Gerow noted that Van Winkle has a lengthy criminal record, and unprovoked, he attacked a much smaller man, but she also took into account that he has shown remorse and co-operated with police. Crown prosecutor Dale Marshall described the events leading to Thibodeau’s death, and the pathologist’s report on the cause of death, in an agreed statement of facts. On March 15, 2011, Van Winkle hired Thibodeau and three other men for a job moving a family from Duncan to Victoria using a truck owned by Van Winkle. On the second of three trips to finish the job, Thibodeau and two of the men drove to Duncan, but “became sidetracked” and started drinking alcohol. They eventually ran out of gas, abandoned the truck on the side of the road and ran off. Police called Van Winkle, who was forced to drive to Duncan, fetch the truck and finish the moving job. The night of March 15, three of the men, Van Winkle and his girlfriend partied in suite 121 of the former Traveller’s Inn at 2828 Rock Bay Ave., consuming large amounts of alcohol and crack cocaine. Van Winkle consumed heroin, crack and alcohol, the court heard. In the early morning of March 16, Marshall said Van Winkle started becoming obsessed with a supposed missing key for his mother’s house, and accused Thibodeau of stealing it. Van Winkle, a large, stocky man, suddenly attacked Thibodeau, a slight, 147pound man, easily kicking him to the floor and then kneeling on his chest. “He was on Mr. Thibodeau’s chest hitting Mr. Thibodeau in the face with a closed fist repeatedly, six or seven times

... saying ‘Where’s my key? Where’s my key?’” Marshall said. “Nobody expected it. If anything, Mr. Thibodeau was moving away from Mr. Van Winkle.” In the moments before police arrived, Van Winkle realized Thibodeau was unresponsive and performed CPR on his victim. Victoria police officers arrived at the room around 2:50 a.m. and saw Thibodeau on the floor, eyes and mouth open, face blue and pale and not breathing. Officers began CPR, and paramedics continued compressions en route to Victoria General Hospital and managed to induce a faint pulse. Thibodeau suffered a significant brain injury from a lack of oxygen. He was taken off life support on March 22, 2011, and died soon after. At the Traveller’s Inn, police arrested Van Winkle on suspicion of manslaughter – which over the next days and months veered to aggravated assault, second degree murder and finally back to manslaughter. Marshall described the incident as a prolonged assault on a defenseless man of considerable size difference. “(Van Winkle) was overheard by police saying over and over again, ‘Please don’t let him die. Please don’t let him die. Please don’t let him die,’” Marshall said. Marshall said the pathologist report revealed Thibodeau died of a lack of oxygen to the brain due to a heart attack, which resulted from a combination of acute intoxication from crack cocaine and having Van Winkle’s full weight on his chest. He had several broken ribs. The punches to Thibodeau’s head weren’t deemed a contributing factor in his death.

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Victoria a ‘very haunted city,’ says medium infrared cameras, or via spiritual activities such as a pendulums or planchettes. She connects with spirits clairvoyantly, builds relationships and helps them to cross over – a concept she acknowledges “sounds really mad,” with a smile. If a spirit refuses to leave a space, she adds, she works with the client to empower them to reclaim their space. “I’m trying to normalize and bring out the paranormal so that it’s not somebody’s dirty little secret,” she says. “People will seek me out and whisper that they’re having these experiences and they don’t want to be open about it, because they’re fearful of the ridicule.” Kirkham, a Highlands resident, moved to Greater Victoria without any prior knowledge of the city’s paranormal activity. She was pleased at the discovery.

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Tweaked B.C. liquor policy crushes Belfry fundraiser Daniel Palmer News staff

Revised provincial liquor policies have forced the Belfry Theatre to cancel its annual wine auction, a move that could have devastating consequences for other charities in B.C. For the past two years, Belfry organizers have successfully applied for a special occasion licence to put on Crush, a wine auction that was expected to raise $20,000 this year for the arts group, which is a registered charity. Bottles of rare and hard-tofind wine are donated from private collections for the event, said general manager Ivan Habel. But on Oct. 19, the Belfry received a letter from the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) stating current regulations prohibit the auctioning of wine unless it is directly purchased through a B.C. liquor store or donated by a liquor manufacturer. “The province says they didn’t know that’s what we were doing,” Habel said. “And it doesn’t matter that we’ve done it in the past or that literally hundreds of other charities do similar kinds of things. It’s against the regulations, period.” Mark Hicken, a lawyer who specializes in B.C. wine law, said the LCLB updated its special occasion licence policy manual in June to bring charities into line with other licence-holders, thus making

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Ivan Habel, general manager of the Belfry Theatre, stands with a collection of rare wine. The wine was meant to be auctioned off Sunday as part of Crush, an annual fundraiser. Instead, the province denied a licence for the event, claiming the sale of privately donated wine for charity has always been illegal. charity wine auctions illegal. “I don’t agree with, first, the interpretation of the law, and second, from a policy perspective, it doesn’t make any sense to me at all,” Hicken said. There are hundreds of schools, theatres and arts organizations across the prov-

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for liquor distribution said the restrictions will help “ensure product authenticity and quality and that the appropriate taxes have been paid,” but denied any policy changes have taken place beyond “housekeeping.” “This law has been in place for many years,” said the spokesperson, who asked not to be named. “Changing this rule (in the future) may require a change in legislation and we’ve asked legal counsel to investigate options.” NDP culture and arts critic Spencer Chandra Herbert said the impact on charities and arts groups like the Belfry will be “massive.” “The Liberals have been saying, ‘Arts groups have to do better raising money themselves,’” Chandra Herbert said. “Well, here’s an example where they do that very successfully and the government’s taking that away from them.” The Belfry manager plans to lobby the provincial government to make an exception for charities and allow wine auctions to continue. Habel has already spoken with local MLAs and hopes to secure a meeting with ministers Rich Coleman and Bill Bennett in the coming weeks. If no solution can be found, Habel said the Belfry will be forced to cope by doing what so many other non-profits and charities have done in recent years: “Nickel and dime the expenses away.”

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or non-profit groups and charities that survived grant cutbacks of recent years, the provincial government has found a new way to add insult to injury. Auctioning bottles of alcohol donated as gifts for fundraising events is a big no-no – unless the government is guaranteed to get its cut. The Belfry Theatre found this out three years after the fact, an oversight that will cost them at least $20,000 in fundraising this year. The Belfry, a registered charity, was preparing for its third Crush event for this Sunday, where it auctions off privately donated rare wines from around the world. This wasn’t a secret – the theatre company openly solicited for donations of fine wines and listed wines up for auction on its Crush website from 2010, including the names of donors. For some reason, this year things were different. The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch denied the Belfry a special occasion licence to serve alcohol when it found out the theatre company planned, once again, to auction privately donated wines. The Ministry of Energy and Mines, which oversees the LCBC, said it had been unaware until now that the Belfry auctioned privately donated wine. Apparently it was also unaware of the dozens of other B.C. charities that do the same thing year after year. “This law has been in place for many years,” the Ministry of Energy and Mines told the News in an email. It is odd the LCLB Special Occasion Licencing manual highlights those specific sections regarding charity wine auctions, indicating they were revised in June 2012. The province dismisses this as “housekeeping” – it insists the rules haven’t changed. Either the rules haven’t changed and they weren’t being enforced until now, or the rules have changed without warning and the province won’t admit it. Either way, the regulations are mean spirited and self-serving. Under the rules, the booze needs to be purchased directly from a government liquor store or donated from a liquor manufacturer. B.C. is known for its antiquated and arbitrary liquor laws. The B.C. Liberals have brought some of B.C.’s liquor laws into the modern day. People can now bring their own wine to restaurants. Movie theatres can apply for liquor licences for adult-only screenings. But these auction regulations are a step backwards and only serve to punish legitimate charities.

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Embracing the horror, the horror I

have such conflicted feelings October has seen the usual about October. release of a few mainstream horror On one hand, summer is offimovies, and the results have been cially, no question about it, over. less than horrific (“horrific” in this The wind is picking up, case being a good thing). heaters are being turned Sinister is the best of the on and I’m getting up in bunch, even with a weak the dark now, despite my ending and a snuff film elebody’s sensible protests. ment at play that seems to But then again, there’s turning people off. Personbeautiful leaves, pumpally I liked the whole gritty, kin-flavoured everything 1970s film stock thing Sinand blankets. ister has going on, along Oh, and blood-soaked with the general tactile feel movies. So it’s a bit of a of the movie. toss up. Don’t get me wrong, the Kyle Wells I love horror movies whole thing falls apart in CineFile around Halloween time. the end, but the setup is I know they’re not everyfantastic. body’s thing. It can be extremely difKicking the month off was The ficult to find people to go see them House at the End of the Street, which with me, so I understand how many is nothing like The Last House on of you prefer to stay away. the Left. I doubt it’s even in the For me though, they tap into that same neighbourhood. This is purely part of me that likes to be scared. PG-13 horror, and not especially Or challenged. Or disgusted. Why good PG-13 horror at that. All I enjoy that is up for debate, but told, it’s a dull, unoriginal film that I’ll leave that to the psychologists. doesn’t even get the basics right. Either way, there’s something inside But Jennifer Lawrence is in it, so of me that enjoys the thrill of testthere’s that. ing my cinematic limits. The Paranormal Activity series Then again, lots of people like keeps chugging along with Part 4, roller coasters. I do not. I’ll get my out in theatres last weekend. I was scares from horror movies, thank a staunch defender of the franchise you very much. up until PA 3, when the whole thing All of October I have been devotreally became too reliant on its own ing my blog, CineFile, to watching formula. the new horror releases in cinemas PA 4 is an improvement, but and on home video, as well as still offers nothing in the way of catching up with some classics (or innovation or a developed mytholnot so classics) I missed to beef up ogy. Instead, there’s a lot of shaky my status as horror movie connoiscamera work, a couple of genuine seur. I call it my Horror Pledge 2012. scares and lots of bumps in the

night. The usual. So this isn’t exactly a golden age of horror in the cinemas, but my journey into the horror backlog unearthed some gems. High Tension (2003) is an intense French slasher film with some truly gnarly kills and an impressive devotion to quality filmmaking and atmosphere, even if the ending makes no sense. Day of the Dead (1985) is an obvious influence of The Walking Dead and, as the third film in George A. Romero’s original Dead trilogy, is a smart, but still fun zombie flick. Hell-bent for leather is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), one of the most off-the-wall crazy, totally disturbing and discomforting horror films I’ve ever seen. It truly is bizarre and yet is somehow strangely brilliant. Highly recommended, but only for those with a strong stomach. Come Halloween night, the genre essentials will still be there for you if you’re in the mood for some good horror. We’re talking Psycho (1960), The Shining, Romero’s Dead trilogy, Halloween (1978), Friday the 13th (the original two), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Suspiria, Evil Dead II. The list goes on. Have a spooktacular Halloween everyone. To follow Horror Pledge 2012 and for full reviews of normal movies, check out CineFile at Kyle Wells is a reporter with the Goldstream News Gazette.

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hy, when so many people oppose ting ecosystems at risk, and forfeiting due the Enbridge Northern Gateway democratic process. pipeline project, would governOur government is ramming through ment and industry resort to such another omnibus budget bill, and extreme measures to push it is set to sign a deal with China, through? both of which seem aimed at The problems with the plan facilitating the pipeline and other to run pipelines from the Alberta resource-extraction projects. Its tar sands across northern B.C. to first budget bill gutted environload unrefined, diluted bitumen mental protection laws, espeonto supertankers for export to cially those that might obstruct China and elsewhere are wellpipeline plans. known: threats to streams, rivThe recent 457-page omnibus ers, lakes and land from pipeline budget bill goes even further. leaks. Among other changes, it revises David Suzuki The danger of contaminated the Navigable Waters Protection Science Matters ocean ecosystems from tanker Act (renamed the Navigation spills; rapid expansion of the tar Protection Act) to substantially sands; and the climate change implications reduce waterways that must be considered of continued wasteful use of fossil fuels. for protection and exempt pipelines from The benefits aren’t as apparent. Some regulations. short-term and fewer long-term jobs, posMeanwhile, the government is set to sibly for foreign workers, and increased sign a 31-year deal on Oct. 31 that will give profits for the oil industry – including China’s government significant control state-owned Chinese companies – are all over Canada’s resources and even over we’re being offered in exchange for giving Canadians’ rights to question projects like up our resources, interests and future, putNorthern Gateway.

The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement would allow China to sue Canada, outside of our borders and behind closed doors, if the pipeline deal were blocked or China’s interests in our resource industry hindered – for example, if the B.C. government were to stop Northern Gateway. It also gives the Chinese state-owned companies “the right to full protection and security from public opposition,” as well as the right to use Chinese labour and materials on projects in which it has invested. According to author and investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, writing for The Tyee, “The deal does not require provincial consent. It comes without any risk-benefit analysis. And it can be ratified into law without parliamentary debate.” Why would anyone want to sell out our interests, democratic processes and future like this? And why would we put up with it? On the first question, Gus Van Harten, an international investment law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, told Desmog Blog we must consider the possibil-

ity that government and industry know that changes in attitudes about fossil fuel extraction “may lead to new regulations on the oil patch, in that, climate can’t just be wished away forever, and that governments might take steps to regulate the oil patch in ways that investors wouldn’t like.” He continues, “If you bring in a lot of Chinese investments, and you sign the Canada investment deal, you kind of get the Chinese investors to do your dirty work for you.” In other words, as the world recognizes the already extreme and increasing consequences of global warming and shifts from wastefully burning fossil fuels to conservation and renewable energy, tar sands bitumen may soon become uneconomical. The goal is to dig it up, sell it and burn it as quickly as possible while there’s still money to be made. It’s cynical and suicidal, but it’s the kind of thinking that is increasingly common among those who see the economy as the highest priority – over human health and the air, water, soil and biodiverse ecosystems that keep us alive.

LETTERS Responsibility for bullying falls on all of us Re: Social media to blame for teen’s death (Letters, Oct. 19) It is a terrible shame a young girl ended her life because of bullies. I agree with the saying “If people try to bring you down, it only means you are above them” also brings another really good saying to mind “To belittle is to be little.” However, I would not go as far as to say social media is as addictive as marijuana nor would I say it leads to depression or loss of life. I would not give social media that kind of power. One can shut off their computer or shut down their social media profiles if they are being bullied on the social media sites. Censoring and or shutting down sites do not solve or resolve the problem of bullies. It is a bit more difficult to walk away from these bullies at school or when physically socializing. The problem is plain and simple. People who are very insecure and have such low self-esteem feel the need to bully to make it appear like they are tough and to get attention from their peers. Unless we as parents raise our children to have good self-esteem and understand what is right and wrong, we as a society will continue to have these issues. It all starts at home with the parents who raise these bullies. Teach your children well and take responsibility for what your children do. Tamara Shiels Victoria

Targeting social media shifts blame Re: Social media to blame for teen’s death (Letters, Oct. 19) Letter writer Eileen Nattrass would have us believe that Amanda Todd would not have committed suicide were it not for “these immoral websites” that “need to be shut down immediately.”

This line of thinking is insulting to most people’s intelligence because it excuses the behaviour of the people involved, and attempts to transfer the blame to social media websites and their shareholders. Perhaps “the powers that be” should also blame auto makers, and ban these immoral motor vehicles immediately, because sometimes teenagers drink alcohol, drive, have car accidents and die. What exactly would Ms. Nattrass suggest the shareholders at General Motors do about the consequences that drivers experience after making poor choices while using their products, the same products that most people use on a daily basis without incident. There are laws in place to deal with people who cause harm to others, and I am confident that the bullies who tormented Amanda Todd will ultimately be brought to justice for any unlawful behaviours. However, knee-jerk reactions that attempt to shift the blame to innocent parties are neither useful nor helpful. Robert Waters Saanich

Bad, dangerous drivers are everywhere Re: Dedicate police patrol to Malahat, (Our View, Oct. 17) Before setting up a highway police unit on the Malahat mountain highway, we should ask how the dangerous drivers behave where they live – in fiefdoms like Saanich, Nanaimo, and on the mainland, most refusing to police properly. Watch the streets anywhere and you’ll see most drivers don’t slow down in the rain. Many deliberately drive dangerously, at 80 km/h through playground zones and around blind curves on residential streets, not stopping when turning right at a red light nor at stop signs. Others are merely inattentive or sloppy. Much re-education is needed. The Malahat is much less forgiving of error, but driver mentality is the same, general ignorance about driving physics is the same. B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has not

done much to educate drivers that it is a mountain highway, claiming the expensive vague sign in View Royal does that – despite using clear bright signs elsewhere in the province. Driver licensing isn’t working. The many drivers whose N placard indicates they recently passed a knowledge exam, but don’t want to benefit from using what they were taught. The effective approach is police feet on the street, identifying and directly reeducating drivers. Didn’t the continuous campaign of increased enforcement on the Malahat show that last year? I expect it will take a year of increased police presence everywhere before most drivers get the message about proper behaviour on roads. Keith Sketchley Saanich

Marching to abyss of sewage treatment Re: Tax increase poor treatment. (Writer’s Block, Oct. 19); “Political will on sewage treatment emerging in CRD” and “Scientists, former MP likely have facts straight” (Letters, Oct. 19) It is both a revealing and a welcome day when a long-established, non-partisan, widely read and respected community newspaper deems it acceptable to publish three items concerning the CRD’s secondary sewage treatment plans, all of which are against it. It is not difficult to see this event as yet another station of a newly burgeoning popular movement that seeks a way to halt (or at least delay) that destructive juggernaut that threatens the environmental and fiscal well being of the entire region. All this renewed activity is directly attributable to the release of the long-awaited detailed wastewater engineering plan at the end of September. The technical one is nothing short of frightening in its implications. Potential environmental dangers accompany every step of the planned construction. The other part, concerning the financing of the project, cannot be called anything other than pie-in-the-sky.

Current estimates of construction costs ($783 million), provincial and federal contributions ($501 million), and property tax increases of between $232 and $391 per year are actually worse than that. The contribution of at least the federal government’s share is not even close to being guaranteed, while any and all overruns will be the sole responsibility of local taxpayers. Can anyone doubt, then, that potential property tax increases will be in the neighbourhood of $500 to $700 per year – if we are lucky. In the meantime, the powers-that-be at the CRD continue to march us lemmings toward the abyss, heedless of science and overwhelming popular opposition, and bereft even of common sense. Each and every tax payer-elector opposed to the travesty of the current secondary sewage treatment plan must make it her or his business to apprise local, provincial, and federal politicians that their election or re-election will depend, to a large extent, on the position they take in this matter. Zoltan Roman Saanich

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About 130 protesters gathered at noon Wednesday on the sidewalk outside Ida Chong’s constituency office to voice their concern regarding the proposed Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline projects. The rally was part of an ongoing series of protests coordinated by a group known as Defend Our Coast – the same group who organized the much larger protest on the grounds of the legislature on Monday. While some protesters were affiliated with groups like the Dogwood Initiative and Victoria Paddlers Against Pipelines, most were simply concerned area residents. The crowd was made up of seniors and children, and one placard waving mother came with an infant child strapped to her body in a carry harness. Petitions were circulated and, at one point, protesters linked arms to demonstrate their solidarity. But to the frustration of some protesters, one person who did not show up to the rally was Ida Chong, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head. Her staff cited previous cabinet business in Vancouver as the reason for her absence. Staff remained sequestered in their locked second floor offices at 3930 Shelbourne St. Maureen Halstead-Rogoza, Chong’s constituency assistant had no comment other than to say that the protest was not planned to respect Chong’s previous schedule. The situation was further

Scott Ott joined about 130 people outside Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong’s office on Shelbourne Street during a Day of Action protest against pipelines and oil tankers on B.C.’s coast. Sharon Tiffin/ News staff

aggravated when the Shelbourne Street building manager locked the front entrance of the two story office building and stood in the foyer preventing access by any protesters through the unlocked back entrance. That move angered Ray Zimmerman, one of the area residents who had come out to make his voice heard. “For her (Chong) to hide behind the fact that she’s on private property is disgusting,� said Zimmerman, who gained access to the building after entering with a television crew in tow. “The leg building is closed, this office is closed ... and they’ve disappeared. It’s outrageous,� he said. “How can we express our concerns? It’s like we’re talking to ourselves.� It was a sentiment shared by many of the demonstrators. Emma Gilchrist held a sign that read “Dear Ida, Thank Christie (Clark) for the tough talk. Now

it’s time for action.� Gilchrist was also disappointed that Chong had failed to attend a protest for which she’d been given advance warning. “It’s not like this is a surprise to her,� said Gilchrist. “You’d think she’d want to hear from her constituents.� Andrew Weaver, Green Party candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, said that Chong or a representative of her office should have come down to the protest. “An MLA’s most important role is to listen to constituents,� he said. “This is about dialogue. It’s an example of how this government has lost touch with the people.� Later, Chong said she felt the criticisms were unwarranted. “I’ve believe I have been accessible,� she said. “I’ve responded to many letters and made my position clear. If there’s a problem (with access) I haven’t heard about it.�

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Tourism sector to be a leader in provincial job growth For some, a dream job would be a vacation planner – for themselves! Vacationing in B.C. can take so many forms that it would indeed be a full-time job. B.C.’s tourism industry will be a leader in provincial job growth as businesses look to fill Lana Denoni, 101,000 new job open- Chair, TIABC ings by 2020, according to a study of labour demand and supply by go2, the B.C. tourism industry’s human resource association. The Tourism Labour Market Strategy, released in the spring of 2012 by go2, sets out the plan to recruit, retain and train the workers needed to keep pace with the growth projected for the industry. Nearly half of the 101,000 openings will be new jobs created by the tourism industry across the province, adding 44,220 more jobs to the provincial workforce by 2020. The other approximately 57,000 openings are due to replacements (i.e. retirements). “The labour strategy co-ordinated by go2 is a key pillar of industry growth in the province. Without it, we simply wouldn’t have the skilled workers in place to deliver the visitor experience throughout B.C.,” says Lana Denoni, Chair of TIABC, the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia. The tourism and hospitality industry is extremely diverse with more than 400 different occupations – from those leading to longterm careers to those suiting people seeking part-time work, like students or older workers who are not yet ready to retire. For Sidney Boomer Gaye Dolezal, “working part-time in Tourism Information was a fun way for me to use my great knowledge of Canadian cities. I often astounded visitors with

an average annual growth rate of 4.2 the connections I could make to per cent. their hometowns,” she says. “People The provincial government’s like to feel like welcome guests, not Gaining the Edge: A Five-year Stratjust tourists.” egy for Tourism in British Columbia The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a lotargets revenue growth of five per cal example of the industry’s growth cent a year that will top $18 billion and diversity. The hotel will employ in tourism spending by 2016. close to 100 by its November openThe fastest-growing sectors for ing, with about another 20 coming tourism job growth over the next on staff each summer season. decade are expected to be recreThe hotel is a great example of ation and entertainment and travel the diversity of jobs available in the services. industry. There are an estimated 17,943 In addition to the typical jobs oftourism-related businesses across fered in a hotel environment – front the province, employing about desk and guest services, restaurant 260,000 workers, or 10.8 per cent of staff, bartenders and sommelier, B.C.’s tourism industry will be a leader in job growth B.C.’s total labour force of 2.4 milhousekeeping, maintenance, spa over the next decade. lion people. technicians, valet and administraMore than 80 per cent of tourtion staff – the hotel has also added successful candidate will bring a diversity of several unique positions, says Shawna Walker, talent to their role, being responsible for the ism’s new job openings are projected to come VP, Marketing and co-owner with husband business module of the theatre within the Oak in Food and Beverage Services (43,410 openings), Recreation and Entertainment (20,530 Kevin Walker. Bay Beach Hotel.” “The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will be bringing B.C.’s location, bordered by the Rocky openings) and the Accommodation sector back the tradition of a butler, available both Mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean (18,920 openings). “After several years of slow labour growth, for hotel guests and private residence own- on the west, makes it unique within Canada. ers to do everything from arrange the details Its mountain and coastal scenery, opportu- the tourism industry is poised to expand,” of their visit in Victoria to planning a private nities for summer sailing, winter skiing, and says Arlene Keis, Chief Executive Officer of function in their own suite, including in-room activities such as fishing or sightseeing or ex- go2. “Labour shortages are already being felt chef and sommelier.” periencing our vibrant cities all make B.C. a in places like Northern B.C., the Thompson Okanagan and in the Rockies regions. By The second position is a Convention and world-class destination. Theatre Sales Manager for the David Foster Tourism helps to diversify our economy 2016, the crunch will be more acute throughFoundation theatre, a purpose-built room and also brings new community services to out the province.” “The tourism industry often provides providing state-of-the-art sound, lighting and permanent residents. stage equipment for entertainment evenings, B.C.’s tourism and hospitality industry is people with their important first job and sets including dinner theatre, movies and con- now the single largest “primary resource in- them on their career path,” Keis says. “Tourcerts, as well private functions; a portion of all dustry” in the province, generating an annual ism is also the largest employer of youth, with theatre bookings will go to the David Foster real GDP ($2002) of more than $6.4 billion in one in four British Columbians under the age Foundation as part of a 10-year collabora- 2010, ahead of forestry, mining, oil and gas ex- of 24 working in the industry.” “This anticipated growth in tourism reintion with the charity. “We have combined traction and agriculture. the usual hotel job description of ConvenTourism and hospitality generated $13.4 forces the need to plan carefully and ensure tion Sales Manager with the requirements of billion in annual revenue in 2010. Overall, that there are enough workers with the right theatre manager/booking agent for our own between 2004 and 2010, industry revenues skills in the right communities to meet the theatre and concert series,” Walker says. “The grew by a total of 25.5 per cent, representing tourism industry’s future labour needs.”

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Pumpkin art returns to Oak Bay Jack-o’-lanterns displayed at Oak Bay municipal hall beginning tonight Tim Collins News staff

A decidedly spooky atmosphere will descend upon Oak Bay Village in the days leading up to Halloween, but it’s all in good fun. The spirit of the holiday has possessed the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association, and it’s once again preparing to host Canada’s largest display of Pumpkin Art, a display that has received rave reviews in Toronto, New York and a host of locations across Vancouver Island. Pumpkin Art is the creation of local artist and events guru, John Vickers. He’s the man behind the Victoria Buskers Festival and the Chalk Art Festival and he first created the pumpkin art display to be an event that would be consistent with his philosophy

of providing free, family friendly, public festivals and events to the people of Greater Victoria. The pumpkin display has been a 12-year labour of love for Vickers who has intricately carved upwards of 500 pumpkins (actually very authentic looking polyurethane pumpkin moulds), to represent a number of themes ranging from the humorous to the macabre. “I like to create themed groupings of the pumpkins,” said Vickers. “It’s great when people recognize something nostalgic – something that takes them back to another time. They’ll point them out and it’ll evoke other memories and conversations.” Vickers added new pumpkins to his display every year to replace those which have been damaged or become dated. This year he’s added pumpkins that feature the faces of the mayor and municipal councillors of Oak Bay. “They’re pretty good likenesses,” said Vickers. “And it’s all pretty light hearted, anyway.”

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While the display first started on some front lawns in Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood in 1998, it soon outgrew that location and was housed at Government House for several years. It has moved a few times since then, but found a longterm home in Oak Bay in 2011. “We’re thrilled to have Pumpkin Art back in Oak Bay,” said Heather Leary, the project manager of the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association. Leary estimated upward of 2,000 people toured the display last year and is confident that the number will be much higher now that people are aware of the display’s new location. The pumpkins will be on display on the back lawn of the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Ave., between Oct. 26 and Halloween night on Oct. 31. The display is free of charge, but donations will be accepted for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Still, the Pumpkin Art display is just part

of what’s planned for Halloween by the business improvement association. During that same week, business owners in the village will be trying their hand at carving pumpkins to amaze, frighten or inspire passersby. They’ll be placing their creations in their shop windows and inviting folks to vote on the best pumpkin. “The merchants will have posters in their windows with QR-codes so that people will be able to use their smart phones to vote for their favourite creations,” Leary said. As an added bonus, everyone who casts a vote in the pumpkin contest will be entered to win a prize package of gift certificates and merchandise. Of course, Halloween is all about the children, so on Oct. 31, between 2 and 5 p.m., children will be invited to trick-or-treat among the shops on Oak Bay Avenue. Merchants will be handing out treats and admiring the costumes of their scary visitors. “It’s a great way for youngsters to participate in Halloween. … to have a safe and inviting Halloween experience,” said Leary.

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Iconoclastic Cline takes the stage On Oct. 30, the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre launches its production of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. The musical cabaret has received rave reviews since 1991, and it features some of the singer’s classics, including I Fall to Pieces. Victoria News reporter Roszan Holmen caught up with director Brian Richmond in the middle of a rehearsal this week. •••• • News: Tell me about Patsy Cline and what about her life has drawn audiences for the past 20 years. • Brian Richmond: She’s generally considered the greatest country vocalist of all time. What’s great about Patsy is that she, like Hank Williams before her, took country music and she raised it to a new level. She moved from just a pure country sound into a pop sound. She just had that quality that made her stand out from the rest. • N: That must have made it hard to cast her role.

• BR: In my case it was easy because Sara-Jeanne Hosie has been playing Patsy Cline in a number of productions and is magnificent in the role. • N: For people not familiar with her music, what is it like? • BR: My own opinion is that any great singer is a great storyteller. When singers often start out they think about the technique of their voice, but as you hear them moving through their careers – the great ones – you’ll hear they focus more and more and more on the story. Even though Patsy did not live to be very old, I think that happened with her. • N: Why did you choose this piece? • BR: We had a lot of success with Hank Williams, The Show He Never Gave which we put on a couple of years ago. It really drew in a new type of audience to the theatre for us. They’re not necessarily traditional theatre audiences. They’re country music fans. So I wanted to give a follow-up and

Patsy Cline seemed to be the strongest choice. • N: What about Patsy’s life makes an appealing drama, other than her untimely death? • BR: It’s really more about the fan that follows her and plays homage to her. It’s the character of little big man (played by Victoria actor Wes Borg) and his absolute adulation of her. • N: You describe the role of women and Patsy Cline walking a cheeky line. What did you mean by that? • BR: I think that Patsy was an iconoclast, particularly in the way women were viewed in the 1950s. Women were seen as the little wife who stayed at home and cleaned and made dinner for the husband, and I think Patsy showed women that there were other role models. That there were strong, forceful women who knew their own heart. It was a transition time.

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Oriental belly dance school celebrates 25th anniversary

ARTS NEWS Russian church music show this weekend

Victoria celebrates composer, artist Cage

The founder and inspirational force behind one of the best known dance schools in Victoria is commemorating her silver anniversary and, naturally enough, the event will be celebrated in dance. Asmiraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Anniversary Dinner Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Dance Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance Lab, 2750 Quadra St. and it will feature dance by Asmira McConnell as well as a group of her past and present students. Other dancers will be remembered through a series of videos and slides. There will be a lot of reminiscing, said the dancer. She added that, for her, this is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Asmiraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school of dance first came to Victoria in 1987 and her instructional classes quickly gained in popularity, due in large part to her love of dance. She has received numerous awards over the years and was named Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favourite Dancer/Choreographer and Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favourite Dance Group by readers of Monday Magazine. She has also received numerous awards for both dance and

Voces Intimae, a Victoria-based choir that specializes in Russian and Ukrainian music, performs a concert this Sunday of Russian Orthodox church music. The show happens Oct. 28 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church (1112 Caledonia Ave.) at 3 p.m. Tickets ($20/$15) are available in advance at Ivy's Book Shop, Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, or at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian orphanages.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer, philosopher and artist John Cage, performances and exhibitions will be held all over the world, including a number of locations in Greater Victoria. Cage lived from 1912 to 1992. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Victoria Symphony, Open Space Gallery and the University of Victoria are all participating in the celebrations. On Nov. 8, an opening reception will be held at the AGGV (1040 Moss St., 7 p.m.), and will feature a performance by the symphony of some of Cage's musical compositions. The galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit dedicated to his work, called Devoted Play, runs Nov. 9 to Jan. 6. For info on all Cage-related events, visit

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t took 40 years to lose the “itch,” but Roy Haslam created a life away from the race track. It wasn’t long into his “second life,” when one of Haslam’s sons, who also races, offered up his race car to dad, who was there to watch. “It was all prepped and ready for me to take one more spin around Western Speedway,” said the former racing great. “I said ‘no way.’ It was only a few years ago and I told him, ‘if I get into that car, the itch will start all over again.’” The 66-year-old hasn’t raced competitively since the 1990s. His accomplishments as a super stock driver, open wheel and off-road made him an automatic for the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame, which inducted him in 1999. This weekend Haslam’s success transcends auto racing, as he joins the 2012 class of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame inductees. He’s one of the few motorsports men to do so, as he enters with a list of national-level athletes and legendary builders. All will be celebrated at the annual banquet, Saturday night in the Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence. It’s a return to the glory years of racing for Haslam, though he isn’t a stranger to the race track these days either. His sons Mike, 41, and Robbie, 42, continue racing. Mike in the K & N series and

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Vikes need two wins for playoffs The UVic Vikes men’s soccer team hosts the Mount Royal Cougars and the Winnipeg Wesmen for the final two regular season Canada West soccer games, today (Oct. 26) and tomorrow at Centennial Stadium, 7 p.m. each night. The Vikes need two wins to lock up a playoff spot. It’s been a tumultuous season for the Vikes. The men have

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Roy Haslam circa 1970. super late model stock cars, and Robbie in a sprint car. Today Roy is a shop foreman at the Alpine Group’s Langford facility, where he’s been for 17 years. He still uses some of the skills he honed at the speedway in 1961, when Roy joined the crew on a car owned by his dad Jim. “I think they let me hold a rag, wipe the wheels,” Roy chuckles. More and more often though, Roy held a wrench, and it didn’t take long to learn his way around. By 1965, at 19-years-old, he got his own jalopy (stock’s predecessor), a ’49 Ford. In 1967, he was approached to drive a car owned

“We were weekend racers, back by Monday morning. We all had jobs to be at.” – Roy Haslam

lost five of seven away games but are perfect at home with five wins in five games.

Fraser Valley visit Vikes, playoffs With a second place finish in the Canada West standings the UVic Vikes women’s soccer team (9-2-1) host the Fraser Valley Cascades (6-5-1) in a one game playoff Saturday night. Kick off is 5 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. The Vikes are looking to earn their way into the 2012 CIS national championships, though a guaranteed spot awaits them as hosts of the November tournament.

by Harvey Chipper, and became that year’s points champion. “It was different then. You made your own parts. You could buy some stuff, but now it’s all bought,” he recalled. By the 1970s, he and his crew were traveling to one race after another in Washington, Oregon and California, and working on the car when they got there. “We were weekend racers, back by Monday morning. We all had jobs to be at. We slept in the truck at the ferry terminal, or sometimes threw our sleeping bag down in the bushes.” There were long hauls, too, regular jaunts out to Illinois and Minnesota. “Now in life, I’ve been going back and looking at places I raced. I’m smelling the roses, so to speak,” he said. “I can tell you what the local restaurants looked like, but we’d be at the race track all day and leave at midnight without really knowing what the place was like.” The mobile crew continued their travels into the 1980s until Haslam finally quit in the 1990s. “I’ve been married 16 years (to my wife), kind of my second life, and the race track isn’t running my life anymore,” Roy said. “Not that I would change anything. The camaraderie with all the drivers, you can’t beat it. Getting in and driving something you and your crew worked so hard on, you have a smile on your face, even on the bad days.” Roy’s parents Jim and Lorraine entered the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1985 and 1996, respectively, and his ex-wife, Angie, was also inducted in 2000. Jim was part of Langford Speedway in the 1940s and helped

Vikes golf season ends with win Home course advantage served the UVic Vikes men’s and women’s golf teams well as they won their respective team titles as hosts of the Vikes Shootout at Cordova Bay Golf Course earlier this week. Defending champ Megan Woodland, who hails from the Saanich area, led the Vikes. Woodland tied for first in the women’s individual standings but lost in a one-hole, tie-breaker to Concordia’s Sunny Powers. Matthew Broughton was the top Vike in the men’s, fourth overall, with Sam Holland coming in sixth.

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Now a shop foreman and welder with Alpine, Roy Haslam is still in coveralls, though he’s long removed as a top driver at Western Speedway. found Western Speedway in 1954. And now the next generation of Haslams haunt the track, Roy’s granddaughters, sevenyear-old cousins Courtenay and Peyton.

Victoria Sports HOF 2012 Also entering GVSHOF are Canadian archery champ Alan Wills, national and UVic Vikes basketball player Tracie McAra, Victoria Shamrocks Whitey Severson and Archie Browning, the 1954-59 Gorge Hotel softball team, and Joe Iannarelli and George Jones as builders. Visit for more.

Vikes rep Canada at ITU triathlon in New Zealand A pair of UVic Vikes cross-country athletes went across the world last week to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday. Racing for Canada, former Vikes crosscountry star Ellen Pennock (from Calgary) finished 13th in the under-23 category, ahead of 2012 Vikes rookie Alison Hooper (Claremont secondary) at 27th. Locally based Alex Coates finished 25th, while Canada’s top under-23 woman was Joanna Brown of Ontario in third. Kyle Jones, a longtime training partner of Simon Whitfield, was Canada’s top man in the elite category, finishing sixth overall, his best ever. Victoria-based Lauren Campbell was Canada’s top elite woman, 21st overall. Victoria’s Matt Sharpe led Canada’s under-23 men’s team, 29th overall, followed by Matt Vierula (Ottawa) in 38th and Victoria’s Aaron Thomas 42nd.

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Money on the Hill Local player Patrick Flint returns a serve against Daniel Chu at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre during the qualifying semifinal of last weekend’s pro South Island Indoor Challenge. Chu defeated Flint and went on to finish third overall, taking $1,500. South Africa’s Izak Van Der Merwe won $8,000 by beating France’s Clement Reix ($3,500) in the final. • A23

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Ahead of the fog Preston Ruygrok looks ahead of his Claremont secondary rowing program boat with Duncan McClean, second left, Jake Sherman and Jordan Muller, as they row to the dock at Elk Lake during the Crab Fest Regatta earlier this month. The crew finished third in that race and improved to first at the annual high school Rowing Regatta at Elk Lake on Sunday (Oct. 21).

Highlanders appoint GM

Saturday a triple header of rugby in Victoria

Mark deFrias will fill the previously void role of general manager for the Victoria Highlanders soccer club. DeFrias will oversee the club’s operations, a position last held by Drew Finerty. DeFrias is also the former sales and marketing manager of the Highlanders and returns after three years in the marketing and sponsorship office of the UVic Vikes athletic program. “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think the Highlanders organization could be a winner both on and off the field. I know I’m up for the challenge,” deFrias

All three Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League rugby teams from Greater Victoria are hosting matches on Saturday. Burnaby Lake visits James Bay at MacDonald Park, Capilano is at the Castaway Wanderers of Windsor Park in Oak Bay, and the UBC Old Boy Ravens will take on the UVic Vikes at Wallace Field. It’s an unusually down season for powerhouse clubs CW and James Bay. All three have suffered upset defeats early in the B.C. Rugby Union season. The Castaway Wanderers have one win in four matches, while James Bay suffererd a surprising loss to the Old Boy Ravens on Oct. 13. All three matches kick off at 2:45 p.m., preceded by the respective first division teams at 1 p.m.

said in a release. The lifelong soccer fan and Vancouver Island Soccer League player is heavily involved in the local sports community, as a board member for the Victoria International Running Society (which operates the TC10K and Victoria International Track Classic), SportHost Victoria, and the Ryan O’Byrne Youth Sports Society, which ran its first annual summer hockey camp to benefit charity in August. The Highlanders men’s and women’s seasons run May through July.

SPORTS STATS Rowing Lower Island high school sports annual Rowing Regatta at Elk Lake Oct. 20 and 21 Results from final heat: Senior Novice Women 4xGlenlyon Norfolk 1 (3:41.09) Parkland 1 (3:56.99) St. Michaels Univ. 1 (3:58.46) Reynolds 1 (4:12.71) Junior Men 8+ Claremont 2 Claremont 1 Mount Douglas 1 Glenlyon Norfolk 1 Pacific Christian 1

(2:57.22) (3:02.54) (3:10.42) (3:16.76) (3:53)

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(3:50.62) 3:57.27) (3:57.27) (3:57.99) (3:59.08) (4:09.54)

Grade 8 Mixed 4xSt. Andrew's 1 (3:42.25) Royal Oak Middle 1 (3:48.13) Bayside Middle 1 (3:48.72) Bayside Middle 2 (3:49.2) Junior Women 8+ St. Andrew's 1 Stelly's 1 Claremont 1

(3:13.91) (3:21.28) (3:27.21)

Senior Men 2x Stelly's 1 Mount Douglas 1 Claremont 1 Esquimalt High 1 St. Michaels 1 Oak Bay High 2

(3:13.06) (3:16.55) (3:20.44) (3:25.24) (3:25.73) (3:40.4)

Mount Douglas 1 Claremont 1 Stelly's 2 Victoria High 1

(3:10.65) (3:18.24) (3:45.43) (3:59.2)

Junior Novice Men 4xClaremont 1 (3:24.32) Stelly's 1 (3:36.2) Reynolds 1 (3:47.86) Parkland 2 (3:50.04) Parkland 1 (3:51.49)

Senior Novice Men 4xStelly's 1 (3:47.93) Spectrum Comm. 1 (3:51.03) St. Michaels 1 (3:54.97) Oak Bay High 1 (3:56.47)

Senior Novice Women 8+ Parkland 1 (3:50.63) Reynolds 1 (3:55.38) St. Margaret's 1 (4:09.88) Stelly's 1 (4:58.73)

(4:08.53) (4:08.98) (4:10.87) (4:30.04) (4:33.69) (4:43.31)

Grade 8 Men 4xSt. Andrew’s 1 Bayside Middle 3 Bayside Middle 1 Bayside Middle 2

(3:26.5) (3:45.27) (3:45.75) (4:05.4)

Senior Women 4xClaremont 3 (3:18.26) St. Andrew's 1 (3:25.64) Claremont 2 (3:31.16) Spectrum Comm. 1 (3:31.54) Glenlyon Norfolk 1 (3:54.76) Junior Novice Men 8+ St. Michaels 1 (3:11.83) Glenlyon Norfolk 1 (3:31.55) Reynolds 1 (3:37.71) Pacific Christian 1 (3:46.01) Grade 8 Women 4xBayside Middle 1 (3:41.75) Royal Oak Middle 1 (3:58.99) Bayside Middle 3 (4:00.06) Bayside Middle 2 (4:17.28) Senior Men 4xMount Douglas 1 Claremont 1 Esquimalt High 1 Parkland 1 Stelly's 1 St. Michaels 1

(2:58.48) (3:02.06) (3:14.28) (3:14.51) (3:24.57) (3:30.35)

Senior Men 8+ Stelly's 1


Junior Women 2x St. Andrew's 1 Glenlyon Norfolk 1 Stelly's 1 Esquimalt High 1 Stelly's 3 Parkland 2

Senior Women 8+ Claremont 2 (3:34.26) Stelly's 1 (3:44.64) Mount Douglas 1 (4:02.39) Claremont 1 (4:12.99) Oak Bay High 1 (ex)(4:16.39) Spectrum Comm. 1 (4:26.69) Junior Novice Women 4xStelly's 1 (4:14.41) Parkland 3 (4:24.81) Parkland 2 (4:25.57) Glenlyon Norfolk 1 (4:55.23) Junior Men 2x Stelly's 1 Claremont 2 Stelly's 3 St. Andrew's 1 Esquimalt High 1 Mount Douglas 1

(3:46.87) (3:58.46) (3:59.01) (3:59.45) (4:04.96) (4:11.06)

Senior Novice Men 8+ Oak Bay High 1 (3:39.25) St. Michaels 1 (3:57.77) Spectrum Comm. 1 (4:08.84) Lambrick Park 1 (ex)(4:59.09) Junior Women 4xSt. Andrew's 1 Stelly's 1 Glenlyon Norfolk 1 Claremont 1 St. Andrew's 2

(3:38.91) (3:49.48) (3:58.64) (3:59.09) (3:59.58)

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Senior Men 1x Parkland 1 St. Michaels 1 Mount Douglas 1 Esquimalt High 1 Lambrick Park 1

(3:55.29) (3:55.49) (3:55.69) (4:09.21) (4:28.93)

Junior Novice Women 8+ Parkland 1 (4:05.72) St. Michaels 1 (4:16.88) Glenlyon Norfolk 1 (4:25.23) Reynolds 1 (4:25.66) Junior Men 4xClaremont 2 Glenlyon Norfolk 1 Stelly's 1 Claremont 3 Claremont 1 Victoria High 1

(3:21.15) (3:28.68) (3:29.25) (3:34.96) (3:40.21) (4:27.38)

Senior Women 1x Stelly's 1 Esquimalt High 1 Mount Douglas 1 Parkland 1 Spectrum Comm. St. Andrew's 1

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Field hockey Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association Women’s Premier Kirby’s Wildcats 1 Van. Hawks 2 Women’s1st Div. Mariners 6 Lynx-I 2 Rebel Patriots 5 Cowichan 2 Women’s 2nd. Div. Sailors 2 Rebel Bluejays 0 Women’s 3rd Div. OB Demons 1 Aeries Ravens 0 Oak Bay Devils 4 Rebel Renegades 0 Cowichan Stellers 2 Pirates 1 Cowichan Kestrels 7 Lynx-III 0 Men’s Premier UVic Vikes 1 Vancouver Hawks 5 Rebels 4 Mutineers 0 Tigers 9 Hawks 4




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The Gordon Head Baseball Association hereby notifies all members of Gordon Head Baseball Association that the Annual General Meeting for 2012 will be on Tuesday November 13th at 7pm, at the GHBA Clubhouse located at the Wilf Sadler Mosquito diamond. All members in good standing of GHBA are invited to attend. Members are all parents who had children registered on a Spring or Fall season team in 2012, registered coaches of Gordon Head Baseball teams, and all members on the Executive Committee. Election of officers of Gordon Head Baseball will take place at the meeting and the following Special Resolution will be voted on: “Gordon Head Baseball Association resolves to amalgamate with Lambrick Park Baseball Association to form the Gordon Head at Lambrick Park Baseball Association.” Pizza and Beverages will be provided.



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FREE: 3 yr old media stand and desk. You pick up. Call (250)592-6008. FREE- clean couch. Call (250)656-6832. FREE CONN organ w/storage type bench seat. Call (778)426-0379.

DOWNSIZING/ SACRIFICE. Glass & white oak china hutch - wall mount or buffet. $200. White solid oak entertainment/ media storage centre $250. (250)656-9717.


TRADES, TECHNICAL HINO CENTRAL Fraser Valley is seeking a Commercial Vehicle Technician (Senior Apprentice or Journeyman) to add to our growing team in Langley. We offer a competitive salary and full beneďŹ ts in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Visit Apply to:; fax: 780-6384867.


NEED TO OutďŹ t An OfďŹ ce? Executive Chair, desk, bookcase, 2 client chairs. Call (250)652-0793.

FRIENDLY FRANK 15 JIGSAW puzzles, $1 each. Various sizes. Please call (250)656-5618. 2 PUZZLES, 750 pieces and 2 puzzles 1000 pieces. $5. ea. Done once. (250)656-1640. 5 SPIDER plants in pots, $1.50/ea. 250-652-4199. 6-DRAWER DRESSER, solid wood, extremely clean, $35. (250)380-9596. MAPLE TABLE, round, with 2 leaves, extends to oval, and 4 chairs, $99. (250)477-9278 MIRROR, 28â&#x20AC;?x42â&#x20AC;?, $10. 2004 Heater (Kersone), $80. K-nex game, $9. 778-265-1615. PINWHEEL Crystal Decanter $5., Candy dish $5. Master Labyrinth Board game $5. James Bay. (250)380-8733. RICK STEVES convertible, soft back pack, $50. Call (250)656-1030. VINTAGE DRESSER with mirror. 3 drawers, dark wood, $89. obo. 778-433-2855.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 500 RECENT paperbacks, $.50; Altas Lathe, $900; 1200 hand crafted earrings/necklaces, $2-$7, large amounts 50% off. Call (250)655-3347.

BERNINA 820 QE Sewing Computer - high end sewing & quilting machine w/ 40 cm long free arm, stitch regulator, dual feed. $4500. (250)882-5465. DOWNSIZE SALE: Drill press & stand, 12 spd. Band saw, as new, 2-3 hours, will cut 6â&#x20AC;? thick. TWS Table saw, 30â&#x20AC;?x72â&#x20AC;? table, T-sq. fencing, 2HP/220V. Jigs/blades, accessories, value $200., included + ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual. Sell as package only. First $550. takes. (250)479-7189.

ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ďŹ r, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

DOWNSIZING SALE. Rocker/Recliner, Sears Special, dark brown, $125, Charbroil BBQ, side burner-rotisserie, $100, electric body heater/vibrator, $35. Call 250-655-4185

FIREWOOD Seasoned Douglas ďŹ r, $200/cord + delivery. Free delivery in Sooke. Call Mike at 778-679-7687, 250472-1766.

FOR SALE 1-200 KW/250 KVA/300 amp 480 generator Cat engine 3406B c/w 1-1800 litre double wall Tidy Tank. $7000. Call 250-949-8133.


Join Our Team Arbutus RV, Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest RV dealership, has immediate openings in our Sidney Parts and Service department. We are adding to our Customer Service Team and currently require a few select individuals to help us grow. We require an experienced Service Manager, RV Technician and Parts & Service counter staff with a proven record of customer satisfaction and dedication to the team. We offer an employee beneďŹ t program with Extended Medical, Dental and an RRSP program along with above average wages. If being a member of the leading team is part of your future, please submit your rĂŠsumĂŠ via e-mail to

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FIRST BAPTIST Church- 875 North Park Street, Saturday Oct 27, 2012, 9-1pm, Bake & Treasure Sale!

VICTORIA TOY Show- Sun, Oct 28, Sidney, BC. 250-7272403.













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. Call 250-478-9231.

UPTOWN UPDATED 1-bdrm. 820 sq.ft, 3 storage rms, patio, yard, prkng, own entr., NS/NP. $860. incl. (250)361-3508.

2007 DODGE CALIBER SXTmint, loaded, 74,000 km. $10,000. (250)598-6605.


$50-$1000 CASH

SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1600 mo. Avail immed. Call 250-217-4060.

For scrap vehicle

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 LIQUIDATING*MATTRESSES Furniture, Tools, Heaters, Axes, Hdwe! Everything Goes! Vic & Toni Retired! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. Visa, M/C.

ARE YOU IN THE 55+ AGE GROUP? LOOKING FOR A NICE CONDO FEATURING INDEPENDENT LIVING WITH SERVICES? For sale in a great location near the Inner Harbour, James Bay, downtown, etc; a delightful, bright condo, #202 – 455 Kingston Street. It’s like new, just move in! The sale price is now vastly under assessed value, and at this time, there are some nice bonuses for a buyer as well. A rental agreement also

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

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

OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE. 2 BR / 2 BA Condo. #208 - 300 Waterfront Cres. $519K. Friday 122pm, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm.

YAMAHA KAYAK roof racks, 2 locking bars, 1 side has 2 cradles, 2nd side has a Hullavator unit, drops to waste level. Seldom used, paid over $1200, asking $500 firm. Please email:




$399,000. Next to VGH, 2 bdrm + 3rd or office, 2 lvl, end unit, windows on 3 sides. Large family room, 2 fireplaces, pet allowed. 71-14 Erskine Ln., Tel: 250-478-0269. Open House, 2PM-4PM, Sat & Sun. w w w. C o m f r e e. c o m / 3 6 7 0 9 7 x2486311 CORDOVA BAY. REDUCED! (Bring Offers). 3 bdrm, 3 bath Character house, view. with 1bdrm suite. $575,000. (below appraisal) Call 250-818-5397. 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

408-3170 Irma St- $219,900. 2 bdrms, 1 bath, quiet, 45+. More info: (250)385-3547. ID#192291

OAK BAY. Updated home on two levels. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunroom + patio, new everything. 1766 sq ft & 956 unfinished sq ft. $658,000. Call 250-598-6902.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 28 1-4pm, 10353 Devlin Place, Sidney 250-655-1499 $485,000 Details at: w w w. p r o p e r t y g u y s . c o m ID#192295

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387


215 Gorge Road East Victoria

$500 Move In Incentive Bachelor from $700/mo. 1 bdrm. from $790/mo. 2 bdrm. from $995/mo. • Indoor swimming pool (Redwood Park only) • Surface & carport parking • Upgraded balconies • Spectacular views • Storage lockers • Situated in Park Setting • 2 km from downtown • Crime Free MultI-Housing Program

Kamel Point Village Apartments 70 Dallas Road, Victoria

$500 Move In Incentive


SPORTS & IMPORTS 1981 MERCEDES 300SD Turbo Diesel for sale. 281,000 KMS, (Champagne colour) in fair condition, asking $3000. Maintenance log available. Call 250-885-9010.


1 bdrm. from $870/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,140/mo.

Call: 1-250-616-9053


• Wheel-chair accessible • Outdoor, indoor and covered parking available • Lockers • Elevators • Laundry room • Balconies • Bicycle storage • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

Fair Oaks Apartments 3501 Savannah Avenue, Saanich

$250 Move In Incentive 1 bdrm. from $840/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,014/mo. • Lush foliage & groomed landscaping • Well-maintained building •Amenities nearby • Wheel-chair accessible • Covered, indoor and outdoor parking • Laundry room • Balconies • Lockers • Elevator • Small fitness room

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

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.

THETIS LAKE ESTATES large 1 bdrm or can be 2 bdrm suite, all utils + cable/high speed internet, laundry, garbage, private parking, close to all amenities, quiet rural setting. Refs, small pet ok. $1050./$1250. 250-220-4718, 250-507-1440. TILLICUM TOP flr 2 BD 1 BA 55+ bldg incl. storage, in-suite or same flr lndry. $950. 250858-2383. U pay hydro avail. now

Call Now: 250.381.5084 SIDNEY CONDO, James White Blvd. 3 bdrms or 2bdrm + den/ dining room. 1200 sq ft, NS/NP/55+. $1400./mo (250)652-3606. CENTRAL SAANICH: 2 bdrm apt. Util’s incld’d. N/S. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call (250)477-2561.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557 Guaranteed








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

COTTAGES DEEP COVE: cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage, skylights $895/mo, N/S. 250-656-1312.

1999 FORD Econoline 350 Super duty Motorhome. V10. $22,000. 125km. Very well taken care of, clean and runs great. Please phone 250-6554840. Located in Sidney.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED SIDNEY EXECUTIVE suite. near ocean & town. $1295. Short/ long term.250-656-8080

SIDNEY: 1 lvl house 2br, dr, den. 1/2 blk to beach, NS/NP $1700 + util. (250)655-1304.

$500 Move In Incentive

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

SIDNEY BACHELOR. Patio, parking, near beach & town. N/S. $720. (250)812-4154.

• Water front low-rise • Outdoor parking available • Balconies • Bike storage • In suite storage • Dishwasher in some suites • Laundry room

200 Gorge Road West, Victoria


SAANICHTON CONDO. 2bdrm. $1275. Close to amens. Quiet bldg. (250)881-2347.


Gorge Towers Apartments


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

Please call Tony Joe RE/MAX Camosun at 250.370.7788

2 bdrm. from $1,200/mo.



SIDNEY Spectacular Rancher. Inside & Out! Very private, 12ft hedge ¾’s way around house. Beautiful exposure on a quiet, well maintained Cul-de-sac! Call 250-656-2222 or for more info: ID#192329

Gorge Apartments

FREE Tow away


would be considered.

SKYWATCHER TELESCOPE and tri-pod. D-102MM F-1300MM. Only used once, asking $500. Please call (250)655-0051.

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

TOWNHOUSE FOR Rent, Sooke Beautiful New Townhouse for rent in Sooke. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appliances. Garage & Driveway. 10 min walk to town core, on bus route. Private, cozy backyard. Small pets considered. $1350/mth, incl. garbage. Ph. 250-642-4952 or 250-8800110. Email: or visit for photos.

SIDNEY 2-BDRM, garage, yard, deck, F/S, W/D. $1350. + hydro. (250)812-4154.

ROOMS FOR RENT FULLY FURNISHED Room, $475/mo. Near Camosun, Landsdowne, UVic, Royal Jubilee Hospital. (250)595-6586.

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in 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!



FLORENCE LAKE, 2 yr old 1 bdrm ground level suite, large mudroom, F/S, W/D, & micro. 2 private entrances w/ sunroom & patio on 1 acre prop. Utils incl. N/S, small pet ok, $950. Nov. 1. 250-391-1967.

1977 CADILAC Eldorado, beige metallic. Cruise control, automatic. Very good cond., only 80,000 km. $2000. obo. Please call (250)477-7076.

MNT DOUG area: Large 1 bdrm, reno’d. Inclusive, small dog welcome, N/S. $850. Call (250)721-0281, (250)858-0807 QUADRA/MCKENZIE AREA: 2 bdrm, $1000 incld’ heat/water. NS/NP. (778)403-1231 SAANICH: 2 bdrm. NS/NP, N/D. Separate ent. W/D. Quiet area close to Beckwith Park. Avail. Dec. 1st. $1300/mo. Call (250)479-7201. SAANICH- LARGE, 2000sq ft, 2 bdrm, lights & heat incld, NS/NP. Refs, $1100 mo. Avail now. 250-652-0591. SIDNEY- LRG 1 bdrm grd level, W/D, new appls, new paint, 1blk to downtown & waterfront, garden, prkg. NS/NP, Nov 1, $825+ utils. Call Greg or Adri 250-655-7238.

1998 FORD Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8 4x4, 7 passenger, 5 dr, loaded, black/tan leather, tow pkg. Like new. $5900. Call (250)661-2734. “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.

SAANICH: FURNISHED room. W/D, cable, heat, hydro, $490. Call 250-380-7421.

BRENTWOODBACHELOR Lrg furn’d, grd level. Priv entrance, parking, close to bus. NS/NP. $700. (250)652-9454.


1985 CADILLAC Seville, 70,000 k. Mint condition. White leather upholstery. 1 owner. $3,500. Call (250)656-1560.

1998 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT US car, 193,000 km, lady driven since 1993. $2800 obo. Alan, (778)426-3487. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.


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

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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


D’ANDREA’S Power Washing, Gutter Cleaning & Painting. Quality guaranteed. Free est. Excellent ref’s. (250)413-7541.

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


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




BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. COMPLETE HOME Renos. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced insured. Call Darren 250-217-8131. McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

250-361-6193 QUALITY Electric. New homes, renos. No job too sm. Seniors disc. #22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.


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

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

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

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

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB AURICLE BSC. 250-882-3129 Fall clean up, Lawn aeration & fertilize-soil-hedges & more. AUTUMN CLEANUP. Raking, pruning, weeding, composting. mowing. Call (250)592-9217. FALL CLEAN ups, complete maintenance. Residential and commercial. 250-474-4373. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. LANDSCAPE & TREE care hedges/pruning/shaping. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465.



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

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

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

PRO IRISH Gardeners; pruning, clean-ups, landscaping, lawn care, weekly gardening. Free est. Call (250)514-5942.

CLEANING SERVICES 2 EXP’D reliable, thorough house cleaners. Excellent refs. 250-514-5105, 250-595-8760. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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. HAGENS COMPUTERS. New and used computers. Sales and service. 250-655-3566.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 COMM. & Residential Reno’s: Drywall, Carpentry & Painting. Call Les (250)858-0903.

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

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

GARDENING 10% OFF. Mowing, Power Raking, Hedge/Shrub Trimming, Clean-up. 250-479-6495 J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard a mess? Fall pruning & clean-up. Blackberry & ivy rmvl, weed control. 24yrs exp.

HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Small Renos. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250818-4335. $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. EWING’S MOVING & Hauling. 1 men & truck. $60/hr. Call Dave at 250-857-2864. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071 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.

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

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


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

Peacock Painting

MASONRY & BRICKWORK 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.

YARD ART Tree, Hedge & Shrub Pruning Lawn Care. 250-888-3224 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Gutter & Window Cleaning at Fair Prices!

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

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof demoss, repairs. Insured.

✭BUBBA’S HAULING✭ Honest, on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service. 250-478-8858. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.



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

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

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

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


MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278

.... THE GARDENING GAL .... Quality Affordable Gardening. Renovations Maintenance & Cleanups.... 250.217.7708.

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

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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

Click on Link (on the right)

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


MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

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



NEEDS mine.

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

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

WINDOW & Gutter Cleaning, minor repairs. Comm/Res. Insured, free est. (250)881-3684


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

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

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


SAANICH NEWS - Friday, October 26, 2012

This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

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

2137 Spring Rd, $395,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Bill Robson, 250-384-8124

1605-647 Michigan, $255,000 Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Dylan Hagreen 250 385-8780

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the 4294 Torquay, $550,000

3928 Oakdale, $749,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

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

pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

27-127 Aldersmith, $435,000 pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

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

301-1488 Dallas, $469,900 pg. 24

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Deedrie Ballard, 250-744-3301

pg. 5

pg. 17

pg. 11

101-66 Songhees, $519,900 Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

Saturday& Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

pg. 31

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

pg. 10

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Rusen, 250-384-8124 pg. 6

pg. 11

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

pg. 5

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

pg. 10

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

1403-1020 View St, $349,500

pg. 9

pg. 10

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

pg. 12

1054 Colville, $539,900 pg. 5

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

pg. 6

206-545 Rithet, $349,000

2424 Beach Dr, $869,900

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

pg. 5

573 O’Connell, $584,900 pg. 22

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 15

63-4125 Interurban, $374,900 pg. 28

pg. 7

Saturday 1-2:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

4631 Ocean Park Pl, $1,049,000 Sunday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000

pg. 14

5190 Delmonte Ave, $759,000 pg. 13

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

pg. 13

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

pg. 3

pg. 5

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

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

pg. 11

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

pg. 13

pg. 17

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

pg. 28

304-1505 Church Ave, $189,900 pg. 12

Saturday 12-2 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

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

pg. 29

8-10110 Third St, $539,900 pg. 7

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

pg. 5

2170 Lannon Way, $465,000 Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242 pg. 25 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 28

pg. 13

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

1905 Portway, $948,000

546 Meredith, $539,000

Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

pg. 14

pg. 19

pg. 19

71-7701 Central Saanich Rd, $119,500

14-4525 Wilkinson, $359,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

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

711-2779 Stautw, $175,900

101 Kiowa Pl, $1,245,000 pg. 15

pg. 3

1033 Damelart Way, $438,000

495 Goward, $679,900

768 Piedmont Dr, $629,000

5410 Fowler, $575,000 pg. 24

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 14

pg. 13

3991 Cherrilee, $749,000

2415 Alpine Cres, $749,900

pg. 18

10397 Allbay, $1,079,000

1213 Cumberland, $524,500 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

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

8161 Lochside, $949,000

4-4305 Maltwood Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-478-9600

321-4490 Chatterton Way, $499,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-477-7291

852 Caroline, $599,900

pg. 14

pg. 28

4030/4040 Borden St, $229,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

4029 Providence, $899,888 pg. 30

402-1240 Verdier, $328,500

4330 Vera Cruz Pl, $624,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

3434 Bonair, $1,099,000 pg. 13

1231 Pearce, $639,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sladja Stojkovic 250 477-5353

301-1121 Esquimalt, $199,900

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

3330 Whittier Ave, $424,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jim Fields, 250-857-5467

pg. 30

1-854 Caroline, $599,900

1009 Hampshire, $774,900

306-75 Songhees, $698,000

pg. 31

4806 Amblewood Dr, $799,000

205-2125 Oak Bay Ave, $399,000 pg. 11

pg. 8

pg. 15

2828 Inlet Ave., $449,900 Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 25

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

2424 Beach pg. 28

pg. 31

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

386 Quayle Rd, $799,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty J Ross Bruce 250 479-3333

pg. 28

pg. 30

20-1473 Garnet, $409,000

103-1115 Craigflower, $369,900

Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

pg. 13

5255 Parker, $1,898,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

209D-1115 Craigflower

2046 Kings Rd, $519,000

623 Manchester, $459,000

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Allison Ducluzeau, 250 384-8124

pg. 5

924 Esquimalt Rd, $249,900 pg. 30

pg. 28

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Mark Imhoff, 250-590-1775

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 24

202-940 Boulderwood

205D-1115 Craigflower Rd, $429,900

A 1142 Craigflower Rd, $399,900

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

15-4619 Elk Lake Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

111-3921 Shelbourne, $289,000

pg. 18

pg. 10

4010 Malton, $799,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

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

302-1000 McClure, $219,900

302-1063 Southgate, $339,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brent Munro 250 744-3301

pg. 13

3942 Aspen, $769,000

301-2631 Prior, $274,900

305-3010 Washington, $259,900

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

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

pg. 15

pg. 14

4354 Viewmont Ave, $689,000 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

2434 Camelot, $649,900

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Eli Mavrikos 250 896-3859

301-945 McClure St, $389,000

1-833 Princess, $289,888

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

pg. 14

1289 Derby, $519,000

604-139 Clarence St, $599,800

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

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

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

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

pg. 15

3845 Mildred, $599,900

3990 Bow Rd, $570,000

Sunday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736 Sunday 12-1 Fair Realty Matt Bourque 250-418-1695

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

203-1521 Church, $199,000

pg. 10

107-75 Songhees, $780,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

pg. 12

pg. 11

103-689 Bay, $253,900

Daily 12-5 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-383-2999

pg. 31

4053 Gordon Head, $575,000

118-21 Conard St., $299,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 15

177 Little Eldon Pl, $512,000

3536 Richmond, $479,000

615 Broughton, $219,000

308-1342 Hillside, $179,900

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

pg. 5709507

405 Chester, $269,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

Sunday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224

6-1012 Terrace Ave, $299,900

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 11

15010-620 Toronto St, $383,000

1161 Finlayson St., $399,900

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 31

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

1323 McNair, $439,888

1018 Joan Cres, $899,000

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

4038 Cumberland, $505,000

22 Erskine

E-707 Linden St.

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 12

pg. 11

1044 Davie St, $788,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

8-3957 South Valley

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

pg. 14

1567 Kenmore Rd, $539,000

78-4061 Larchwood

pg. 9

102-1361 Hillside Ave, $369,000

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

pg. 13

9-1529 Cooper Rd, $169,000

401-539 Niagara, $299,900 Sunday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

4044 Angeleah Pl, $499,900

1534 Edgemont, $668,800

914 Nicholson St, $645,000

pg. 10

828 Rupert Terrace pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

pg. 13

104 Thetis Vale Cres, $469,900

5602-737 Humboldt, $499,500 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rob Vandoremalen, 250-477-5353

edition of

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

101-1235 Johnson St pg. 10

Oct. 25 - Oct.31

1-2828 Shelbourne, $440,000

1952 Hawes Cres, $568,000 pg. 11

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

pg. 11

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

503-6880 Wallace Dr, $399,000 pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

pg. 18

A28 •

Friday, October 26, 2012 - SAANICH

This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday


Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Oct. 25 - Oct.31 edition of

311-10461 Resthaven, $359,000

7161 West Saanich

950 Colbourne Gardens

546 Mount View Ave, $529,000

954 Walfred Rd, $359,900

681 Lombard, $674,900

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

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko, 250-474-6003

Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

Saturday & Sunday 1-5 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 18

pg. 8

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

pg. 18

609 Brandy, $489,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

pg. 19

7448 East Saanich Rd., $455,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

Saturday 11:30-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

3100 Dornier, $499,900 Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

633 Rason Rd, $574,900 pg. 28

Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683

pg. 19

203-594 Bezanton Way, $295,000 pg. 29

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

1860 Swartz Bay, $449,000

1104 Monica, $729,000

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

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

pg. 29

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 10

pg. 5

pg. 30

pg. 19

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124 pg. 20 Saturday 2:30-4:00 Fair Realty Matt Bourque 250-418-1695

pg. 19

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group Seafair Realty Allan McDowell, 604-240-8586

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

pg. 19

961 Isabell, $439,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

2381 French Rd N, $349,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

pg. 21

pg. 28

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre Saturday& Sunday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

609 Brandy pg. 20

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

202-606 Goldstream

B-2720 Phillips Rd., $460,000

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Gregg Mah, 250-384-8124

pg. 20

pg. 21

pg. 20

1025 Grob, $509,900

Take Us With You!

pg. 30

pg. 26

pg. 6

2141 Bellamy, $529,900 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683

102-866 Goldstream, $234,900

1121 Bearspaw

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

969 Cavalcade Terr, $445,000

pg. 20

117-643 Granderson, $365,000

270 Atkins Rd, $439,800

3128 Antrobus Cres, $549,000 pg. 20

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

410-606 Goldstream

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 19

727 Grousewood, $649,900

2983 Dornier

274 Atkins, $459,800

202-2050 White Birch, $219,900 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 7

978 Rattanwood, $349,900 pg. 20

pg. 31

871 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900

205-611 Goldstream, $234,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

4-9866 Resthaven, $389,000

pg. 20

101-608 Fairway Ave

7161 West Saanich Rd, $379,900 Thursday-Monday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608


pg. 6

pg. 26


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* 1. How do you generally read your local paper?

Occasionally Never Research online prior to store purchase?  Make online purchases?  Use your smart phone for shopping? 

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* 11. What type of vehicle are you considering and when do you plan to purchase? Car Minivan Pickup truck SUV

Next 3 months    

Next 6 months    

Next year    

* 17. What type of real estate are you looking at? Single detached Townhouse Condo Resort property

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Appliances Discount, bargain or dollar store Clothing, accessories and footwear Computers, tablets, phones, cameras Fast Food Furniture, rugs and beds Groceries Health, personal care and make-up Office supplies Tools, home & yard improvement Toys & games, arts & crafts TV, stereo, PVR, Satellite

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Training teaches method to sighted and non-sighted alike I

ts roots were develof things, like potoped nearly 300 tery, art, music, sign years ago. language, so why not Now a local entreBraille?” preneur and instrucHer company, Blindtor of the historic Way Training and Braille system is Consulting, is offerexpanding her proing its latest course, gram from blind and called Right on the visually impaired peoDot, starting Oct. 25 ple to sighted people in the Fernhill Room as well. Don Descoteau at the Esquimalt Rec“We are offering reation Centre, 527 Biz Beat this class to bring Fraser St. The sevenpublic attention to class course is $70 for Braille and to show people that sighted individuals; free or by Braille is a valid and thriving donation for blind or partially form of literacy that anyone can sighted participants. learn,” said Elizabeth Lalonde, Visit or call who has been blind since birth. Lalonde at 250-590-9048 for reg“People take courses in all sorts istration details.

Victoria AM fundraiser turns back the clock

Tourism Victoria finalist for two national awards

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Cruise tourism greeters Victoria AM is marking the city’s 150th anniversary and its own 28th birthday with a special fundraiser on Oct. 26. Attendees of A Victorian Affair are requested to wear historical, hysterical or even slightly risqué apparel with a touch of class. Prize draws, a silent auction and a dinner and dance are part of the evening. The event happens from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt St. Tickets are $80 each, available at victoriaam. com.

Tourism Victoria is a finalist for the small-or medium-sized Business of the Year and Social Media Initiative of the Year for the 2012 Tourism Association of Canada awards. The latter nomination is for Tourism Victoria’s Escape Your Everyday campaign, characterized as an “impactful and creative means of targeting consumers” in Vancouver and Seattle. The campaign encouraged the nine-to-five business crowd to escape the daily grind, with the use of such unique tactics as song-anddance street teams, elevator branding and 3-D billboards.

Multi-service firm opens 24/7 division

Public speaking boot camp upcoming Sarah Daviau of Piece of Cake Communications is hosting a halfday workshop billed as a “public speaking boot camp” on Saturday, Oct. 27. Topics are designed to help anyone battle fear of speaking in public and networking situations. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway, 829 McCallum Rd. in Langford. Cost is $109, deadline is of Oct.

Cobble Hill-based Harbour Side Mechanical Inc. has opened up a dedicated service shop at 601A Alpha St. in Victoria for residential and commercial plumbing, and heating customers. Managed by Jordan Pringle, the shop offers service and repairs on a 24/7 basis anywhere from Nanaimo south. See harboursidemechanical. ca or call 1-877-703-2487.

Liquor stores featuring best of B.C. wines The B.C. liquor distribution branch Signature Store at Fort Street and Foul Bay Road is spotlighting a special offering of B.C. wines from some of the province’s award-winning producers. The ninth annual Best of B.C. promotion includes a selection of 11 wines that earned the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award. Visit for more information. Send your business news items to

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, October 26, 2012

Scams keep Victoria-based BBB hopping Edward Hill News staff

By early afternoon, the Access Records truck bulged with more than 10,000 pounds of shredded paper. A steady stream of people dumped off reams bank statements and personal records for shredding, documents that in the wrong hands could be used for identity theft and fraud. The second annual Shred It! event, sponsored by the Better Business BureauVancouver Island highlighted the necessity of shredding and securing personal documents to avoid identity theft. But as BBB points out, people picking through recycling bins to steal personal papers is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the seemingly endless array of scams that confront Greater Victoria residents every day.

The BBB office in Victoria at times receives more than 50 phone calls per day, and dozens of emails from people unsure if a person, charity or company that called them is legitimate, said Carol Gardener, an investigator for the BBB. “There are lots of phishing scams through email, lots of people calling to solicit personal information,” Gardener said at the Shred It! event at Tillicum Centre. “Lots of supposed companies want credit card information over the phone who won’t identify themselves. That is the first red flag if they won’t say who they are.” Gardener said the BBB has access to databases that can verify if a company is registered in the U.S. or Canada, although virtually no legitimate company will call clients and demand credit card and other personal information. For emails or phone calls seeking per-

sonal information, the BBB refers people to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. People unsure about the legitimacy of a charity can contact the Canada Revenue Agency, which keeps a public record of all charities (and non-profit organizations), their finances, and which groups have had their charitable status revoked. Most people who call the BBB regarding scams are seniors, who are typically the most targeted demographic. “A lot of seniors call us who aren’t computer savvy or don’t know how to look up information themselves,” Gardener said. Keep an eye out for Scam Watch starting in November on Shaw TV, featuring Victoria-based BBB staff and police talking about how to protect yourself from scams and frauds. For more on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, see

Edward Hill/News staff

Daryl Hall and Wade Feenstra of Access Records and, centre, Rosalind Scott, president of the Better Business Bureau-Vancouver Island show off a few personal documents headed into the mobile shredder last Friday.

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October 26, 2012 edition of the Saanich News