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Island Sexual Health Clinic executive director Bobbi Turner, left, and Jennifer Gibson, co-ordinator of community education services, are happy to move to a bigger space in the Quadra and McKenzie area from their overcrowded clinic on Fort Street.

Need advice on sex? Look to Saanich Popular sexual health clinic relocating to High Quadra Natalie North News staff

The day an anonymous donor gave $5,000 towards the Vancouver Island Sexual Health Society’s relocation campaign, the atmosphere in the clinic turned downright joyous. “It was like someone had given

us all a shot of adrenaline,” said Jennifer Gibson, co-ordinator of community education services. “It’s so validating to have someone from the outside recognize what you’re doing and give you opportunities to keep doing that. It’s pretty amazing.” The donation – the largest the society has received since it was founded in 1969 – covers one-third of the fundraising goal set to purchase the new medical equipment, including three additional exam tables, needed once the clinic relocates to Saanich in December. The society, currently operat-

ing on Fort Street in Victoria, saw about 20,000 client visits last year – a demanding volume for a clinic with three exam rooms. The new clinic will offer a broader range of educational and medical services – if they can get the cash together – in twice the space at 3960 Quadra St. To raise $15,000, the society has launched an online campaign at kapipal.com/islandsexualhealth. The total budget for the relocation is set at $50,000. “We’ve known for the last couple of years that we’ve really outgrown the space and it got

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Murray Rankin may have won Monday’s federal byelection in the Victoria riding, but the Orange wave didn’t roll until late in the evening. Donald Galloway and the Green Party proved themselves the only real contender besides the NDP, while the Liberals and Conservatives struggled to gain momentum. Frontrunner Rankin surged ahead only in the final hour of poll results, taking a commanding 1,200-vote lead. At several points throughout the night, Galloway and Rankin swapped the lead. Galloway seemed stunned by his own success earlier on, before conceding to Rankin at about 10:35 p.m. “I think we’ve won, whatever happened,” he said. “We’ve run a fabulous campaign. I don’t think they (the NDP) expected this.” NDP supporters at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, who had been anxious for most of the night, were jovial after Rankin’s victory speech. “Like Paul McCartney’s long and winding road, I never expected it to be quite such a nailbiter,” he said. “But at the end of the day, we won, and that’s the thing I treasure,” said Rankin, who succeeds retired NDP MP Denise Savoie. Conservative candidate Dale Gann was expected to finish with roughly 14 per cent support, while Liberal Paul Summerville had nearly 13 per cent of the vote. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Brief appearance for accused in scissor attack at Red Lion hotel Zhi Wei “Wally” Meng appeared in a packed Victoria courtroom Friday for about 30 seconds before his case was held over until Dec. 5. Meng, until recently the manager of the Red Lion Inn, has been in custody since his arrest Nov. 17 for allegedly stabbing five employees with a pair of scissors. He faces five counts of aggravated assault and will remain in jail until his next court hearing. Meng’s lawyer, Steven Kelliher, said he’s not sure if his client will enter a plea on Dec. 5. “It will depend on information available from medical people before decisions are made,” Kelliher said after court Friday, referring to a psychological assessment of Meng. Red Lion employees filled the small courtroom to catch a glimpse of Meng, who showed little emotion as he shuffled in and out of the prisoner box. A few employees shed tears and gave each other hugs of support outside the courtroom. Ron Schinners, an employee who witnessed some of the five stabbings, said after the hearing that Meng is a good man who is well liked by his employees, and who possibly has serious mental health issues. Meng is a minority owner and was manager of the hotel before being placed on a leave of absence after the incident. He is accused of stabbing four employees in the dining area and kitchen of the hotel’s Jade Fountain Restaurant on the afternoon of Nov. 17, before the restaurant opened. He’s also accused of stabbing a front desk employee of the hotel. The five employees, while traumatized, did not receive life-threatening injuries and were released from hospital within two days of the incident. editor@saanichnews.com

Dunahees share story of lost son New book touches on struggles and continued hope, now 22 years after Michael disappeared Natalie North News staff

March 24, 1991 was an ordinary Sunday morning in the Dunahee household. Bruce and Crystal packed up their children, baby Caitlin and four-year-old Michael, and headed toward Blanshard elementary school where Crystal was set to play a round of touch football. When they arrived, Michael wanted to play on his own within sight at a nearby playground – something his parents hadn’t let him do before. “He disappeared from sight in a split second and within the time that Bruce looked down to put Caitlin in the buggy, to when he looked up again, Michael had gone,” said Valerie Green, author of the first authorized book written about Michael’s disappearance. “It’s the story of what happened when Michael Dunahee was presumably abducted and how his family has survived almost 22 years without knowing.” Michael’s abduction was the first child-stranger abduction in Victoria. Drawn from interviews with family, friends and the Victoria police, Vanished: The Michael Dunahee Story deals with the family’s struggles since Michael went

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Crystal Dunahee, president of Child Find B.C. and Child Find Canada, left, stands with Saanich-based author Valerie Green, who has written the story of Michael Dunahee’s abduction and how the family has coped since he went missing 22 years ago. missing, the media challenges and the impact on Caitlin, who grew up in the wake of the abduction. “We sat with Valerie before beginning and we felt she would represent the family in an understanding, compassionate way,” said Crystal Dunahee, who has rejected previous offers to tell her family’s story as a movie. “You know when it’s the right time and from what I’ve read so

far, it’s very well put together.” Dunahee also hopes the book will lay to rest some of the misinformation published about her family over the years. “Even after all this time, it still catches me,” said Dunahee, who lives in Esquimalt. “It’s still fresh no matter how many years go by. It’s still an open wound.” Since 1991, child services agencies have become more intercon-

nected, noted Dunahee, a recipient of the Order of British Columbia for her work as president of Child Find B.C. and Child Find Canada. “If your child does go missing, you don’t have to reach out to every single agency that assists with missing children,” she said. “That was the most heart wrenching thing I had to do.” The book, Green said, is written in the spirit of hope. “It’s a cold case, but it’s still active. That seems incredible after almost 22 years,” said the Saanichbased writer. “I was surprised that even the police are hopeful, without evidence to the contrary. There’s never been a body found. There’s no actual crime scene.” “You never know,” Dunahee said. “(Michael) just might pick up the book himself and realize this is the story of his life that’s missing.” Vanished will be available from local bookstores this month for $18.95, with half of the proceeds to support Child Find B.C. “Hopefully it’s a lot safer world, but at the same time, I think it’s taken away a lot of the freedom for children to be able to go out and play, which is a shame,” Green said. nnorth@saanichnews.com

Child Find B.C. benefit Keep the hope alive for Michael Dunahee, his family and all missing children during a gala fundraiser for Child Find B.C., Nov. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom, 1586 Esquimalt Rd. Tickets are available by pre-purchase only, for $40, by calling 250-3827311.

Saanich police move to replace vehicle fleet Kyle Slavin News staff

Saanich police officers will spend the next year test driving the best police vehicles on the market and putting them through the wringer. The department will purchase three new vehicles that have the potential to replace the now-discontinued Ford Crown Victorias, which have been the standard cop car in Saanich for more than a decade.

“We replace a few vehicles a year, so of course age and kilometre-age determines that,” said Sgt. Steve Irwin, who sat on the department’s patrol car review committee. As the department hasn’t put the potential replacement vehicles through the test of daily use, the committee decided it would purchase three different vehicles to see which one performs best over the year. “We’re going to take real and anecdotal evidence from our mem-

bers driving these vehicles to (determine) what the future will likely hold,” Irwin said. The vehicles Saanich will be testing are a Dodge Charger Pursuit, a Ford Interceptor sedan, and a Ford Interceptor SUV. “The kinds of things we’re looking at are comfort – a patrol car, for a frontline officer, is their office. When they’re spending six to eight hours a day in a car, they need to be comfortable,” Irwin said. “And of course things like reliability and

down time. And our mechanic is going to look at ease of working on the vehicles, and support from the manufacturer.” He anticipates the committee will reconvene later next year to make a final selection. Purchasing new vehicles this year will cost $100,000. Irwin says he expects the new vehicles to be equipped with all of Saanich police’s technology and on the road by January 2014. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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The union representing Greater Victoria bus drivers, mechanics and maintenance workers is accusing B.C. Transit of intentionally provoking workers to strike. Canadian Auto Workers local 333 president Ben Williams said the union is being forced to pay worker benefit premiums, a move usually undertaken only after strike or lockout action. But B.C. Transit said the move is a standard labour law practice. “Under the labour code, in any job action ... (the party) who pays the premium shifts from “(B.C. Transit the employer to the union,� said Meribeth has) thrown the Burton, B.C. Transit commission right spokesperson. The two sides seem in the middle of the to have different inter- collective bargaining pretations of what constitutes adequate process.� job action, however. – Marianne Alto “The union is only Greater Victoria taking the most limTransit Commission ited form of job action possible – an overtime ban – in its measured and reasonable efforts to get a new contract without a serious disruption of transit service,� Williams said in a statement. “But we are not going to accept B.C. Transit’s provocative position that the union or the workers pay their disability, life and health insurance premiums while they continue to work their full shifts.� The other major sticking point in negotiations centres on B.C. Transit’s purchase of 15 Vicinity buses, which carry more passengers and require less driver training to operate than existing shuttle buses. Five of those buses are intended for Greater Victoria. On Thursday, B.C. Transit staged a presentation of a Vicinity bus for media and employees. Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto called the display “highly inappropriate� given that the Greater Victoria Transit Commission, of which she is a mem-

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Graham Shorthill, founding member of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, stands with the new giant charter rock unveiled last Thursday morning at the park entrance.

Saanich celebrates 20 years as steward of Mount Doug Natalie North News staff

Twenty years ago Saanich took over ownership of Mount Douglas Park and held a ceremony at the summit, revealing the park charter. On Thursday, the district unveiled a second version of the constitution engraved on a towering rock at the park’s main entrance – part of a two-pronged approach to celebrate the park’s past and to enhance its future. Members of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society and representatives from Saanich gathered at the base of Churchill Road to recognize the success of closing the road for pedestrians until noon daily – by installing distance and elevation markers – and improving the road entrance by adding more park-like features. A new gate and a large cedar framed kiosk, as well as a boardwalk over Douglas Creek, are also planned for installation in the spring of 2013. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard

said the district is proud of the relationship they have with the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society. “The word improvement is almost inappropriate because it’s actually about preservation,” Leonard said. “The biggest thing we’ve done is acquire the land down the slopes so that it’s not a crew-cut park. That it’s a park that goes right down the slope of Mount Doug and now little Mount Doug.” Graham Shorthill, founding member of roughly 180-person society, measures success of the morning Churchill Road closure by the number of walkers he meets from across the Capital Region, as well as international travellers who made a point of visiting the 188-hectare park. “We’re always in preservation mode and any opportunity to expand the park, we take,” Shorthill said. “That’s our fundamental job: to make sure it’s in the public eye and that people value it. The best defence of the park is citizens getting in and using it and really showing them the value.” nnorth@saanichnews.com

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For Saanich’s Westhaver family, a trip to Disney World in Florida next year will mark a clean break from three years of all-encompassing stress and worry. In March 5, 2009, just before Jack Westhaver’s sixth birthday, doctors diagnosed him with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. That day he was on a flight to B.C. Children’s hospital, a place that became his home away from home until last June, when his treatment successfully concluded. Last week, the Westhavers helped kick off the Help Fill a Dream Foundation’s fundraiser in collaboration with the seven Country Grocer stores on Vancouver Island. The foundation is sending the family to Disney World and a cruise next May. “It’s not a journey we’ve made by choice,”said Mena Westhaver, Jack’s mom. “It’s been a long and bumpy road that affects every aspect of what the family does. What (Help Fill a Dream) is doing is hugely appreciated.” Jack, now 9, selected the Disney trip, although when initially offered “anything in the world he wanted to do,” he opted to have the Canucks hockey team over for dinner, said Mena

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After successfully enduring more than three years of therapy for leukemia, Jack Westhaver, centre, is going to Disney World and on a cruise with his parents Norm and Mena, his little brother Jake, and older brothers (not shown) Marty and Andy, thanks to the Help Fill a Dream Foundation. laughing. Unfortunately wrangling up professional hockey players wasn’t within the power of Help Fill a Dream. “For Jack, the trip is a new start and catchup time for him too. He can start being a kid again,” Mena said. With three brothers – Jake, 6, Andy, 11 and Marty, 13 – Jack’s three-and-a-half years of treatment took its toll on the St. Joseph’s school student and his siblings. Leukemia treatment weakened his immune system, which allowed limited contact with his brothers and friends.

“It’s like living in a bubble,” Mena said. “You have to think about illnesses, that he’s susceptible to viruses and had a low immune system. It’s a different lifestyle.” Victoria-based Help Fill a Dream helps 50 to 70 Vancouver Island families per year. Country Grocer stores are donating proceeds from Christmas tree sales, flower bouquets and at-the-till donations (called paper T-shirts) until Dec. 15. See helpfilladream.com. editor@saanichnews.com

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.C. Transit’s move to unveil a new model of community bus in Victoria last week was ill-timed at best, provocative at worst. With company management based in Victoria, it probably made logistical sense to hold the press conference in the city, and the accompanying ridealong in the new Vicinity buses. But at a time when labour strife continues to bubble and inconvenience the public, and local politicians are working toward gaining more authority over decision-making for transit, the timing of last week’s show-and-tell event was definitely questionable. Some local politicians were furious that B.C. Transit trotted out the new buses on their turf, despite the fact the Victoria Regional Transit Commission has yet to OK the use of five Vicinity buses on routes in the region. The already delicate relationship between the company and the commission was well illustrated with negative comments from Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto and Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard. The bus unveiling, benign as it might have seemed, simply proved to exacerbate that fractious association. The bus-riding public is no doubt interested in the type of service that may one day be available to them. At any other time, Transit’s introduction of new vehicles has been met with curiosity and even a certain amount of excitement. It could be that the commission has, in past, chosen to rubber-stamp the use of specific buses on local routes, choosing to accede to the expertise of B.C. Transit management. In holding off their approval of the use of more of the smaller community buses, the commission was being sensitive to the current labour dispute. They are well aware that disagreement over how Transit trains and pays drivers to operate such buses is the key sticking point in the dispute. It would have made more sense, politically, to unveil the buses somewhere else, or perhaps not at all. Last week’s move only showed that B.C. Transit is willing to start negotiating in the media rather than at the bargaining table. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Poverty of politics continues B

.C.’s ritual day of shame more student grants. Eliminate over child poverty has come homelessness. and gone once again, with And so it continues toward a politicians trading blame socialist utopia and and time-worn talking certain bankruptcy for points. provincial and federal The occasion was an governments already annual gathering staged deeply in the red. at the B.C. Teachers’ I wrote about these Federation office in numbers when Statistics downtown Vancouver. It is Canada released them organized by First Call, an back in June. They umbrella group sponsored showed a modest by the BCTF, the B.C. improvement nationally Government Employees’ and provincially in what Tom Fletcher they Union and like-minded measure, which B.C. Views “anti-poverty activists,” as is not poverty, but the they describe themselves relative relationship in their latest report. between income groups. First Call The familiar script unfolded. The dismisses that improvement as “a report misinterprets federal income dismal record.” statistics from two years ago and My point is not to deny that there calls for a long list of uncosted, but are many poor people in B.C. and hugely expensive measures that Canada. There are. But at this point they assert will make B.C. the first we don’t even have a reliable way jurisdiction in human history to of measuring the problem, let alone eradicate poverty. effective solutions. A sampling: provide raises for The report states: “Statistics employees and contractors at all Canada said the child poverty rate levels of government until they in Greater Vancouver was 18.4 per are making an unspecified “living cent in 2010 …” wage,” because we all know how No, Statistics Canada didn’t say public sector workers uniquely that. They said what they always suffer from pay and pension say, that “Low-Income Cut-Off,” or inequality. LICO figures, are not an accurate Raise the minimum wage again measure of poverty. and index it to inflation. Establish The political response was universal public dental care, equally predictable. Veteran NDP prescription drug and eye care MP Libby Davies led the charge programs, and daycare. (Dismiss in Ottawa. The government must targeted programs that already establish a national anti-poverty provide this.) strategy with firm annual goals, she Raise welfare rates and expand said, reciting the identical script of eligibility for employment the B.C. NDP. insurance. Cut tuition and provide Davies didn’t mention that

Manitoba is among the provinces with such a plan. It’s the only province that finished below B.C. in the percentage of children living in low-income homes. These plans are mainly gesture politics, providing the appearance of action. Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux spoke on behalf of the B.C. Liberal government, and she, too, stuck to a familiar script. The best path out of poverty is a job, she said. This is true, but also obvious. Then Cadieux went on about the “B.C. Jobs Plan,” which has its own sorry record of misrepresented federal statistics. Here’s one of the report’s more blindingly obvious section headings: “Child poverty concentrated in big cities.” No kidding. The whole population is concentrated in big cities. Herein lies a clue that is missed by “activists” for ever-larger government. Poor people are increasingly crowded into the most expensive places. If I’m on welfare or working in a low-wage job and receiving a provincial rent subsidy (one of those things LICO doesn’t measure), should I live in downtown Victoria or Vancouver? Shouldn’t I relocate to a smaller community where housing is cheaper? There are lots of complications to this, but some kind of incentive to relocate could help big and small communities. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Re: Reality check on teen suicide (B.C. Views, Nov. 21) Mr. Fletcher, in his column, makes a comment about Premier Christy Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign against teen bullying appearing to be superficial or even self serving. In the world of politics this is nothing new. You take a problem, say you are going to do something, then deflect attention to something else as the cause and then do nothing to address the real issue. The column talks about traumatized and mentally ill teens. You mentioned before this that kids were taken from their homes to protect them from their parents. I would like to point out that doing something like forcefully moving someone from their home is a very traumatic incident. What did the parents do, factually speaking, that required these teens to be moved? Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we have addressed that? Not addressing the cause and continually moving these people from place to place only creates more stress and makes the trauma worse. You mention inadequately trained foster parents and social workers canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cope with kids who need a diagnosis, treatment, and supervision. One other party who is inadequately trained is the family practitioner. Let us look at the issue of mental illness. How do we define it and what is its cause? Putting the wrong label on the cause of a problem can make matters much worse. This is what we see happening here, so I think it is time we stopped passing the buck and dealt with the causes of these problems instead of letting them

manifest until we have a traumatic incident and then say we must do something about it. Jim Bates Saanich

Switch from heating oil makes for better choice Re: Oil in the watershed (News, Nov. 23) Fuel oil leaks have done considerable damage recently, but that damage will seem trivial if an earthquake knocks over hundreds of tanks one day in the future. While many streets are not serviced by gas, it seems odd to me that there are still oil furnaces where gas is available. A new tank every 15 years or so costs about $1,600, and then we are still at risk of it failing. My decision was easy. Thanks to incentive grants, for about double the cost of a new tank, I received a new gas furnace and a line to the house. In the two years I have had natural gas heat, the fuel cost savings have more than paid for the cost difference between a new oil tank and a new gas furnace. Rein Nienaber Saanich

Route for planned Enbridge pipeline remains unclear Enbridge seems to have gone to great lengths to ensure that no one has a clear idea of the pipeline route. In no popular publication have I seen a detailed map of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s route through mountains and across multiple fish-bearing streams. There is lots of snow in the mountains and on the way to Kitimat in the winter. Before the damage is done, how does

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Battle waging between health supplements, Health Canada The large majority of Canadians are unaware of the witch hunt that Health Canada is waging against the natural health products industry in Canada. Over two thirds of nutritional supplements are being pulled off shelves in favour of lower quality, higher cost supplements owned by pharmaceutical companies. On Nov. 8, Health Canada was sued by Natural Health Freedom Canada claiming that Health Canada was removing nutritional supplements from the marketplace without proof that they are harmful. Health Canada is supposed to be protecting Canadians, but who is protecting Canadians from Health Canada? Lia Fraser Saanich

Letters to the Editor The News welcomes your opinions and comments. Please keep letters to less than 300 words. Send your letters to: Mail: Letters to the Editor, Saanich News, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1E4 Fax: 250-386-2624 E-mail: editor@saanichnews.com

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“We started out as a one-doctor organization and have grown substantially from that, from just a birth control clinic that was very female-centred and about family planning to what we currently see: people of all ages and genders and orientations and identities and abilities for sexual health,” Gibson said. “The space we’ve been in just doesn’t meet the needs of our clients anymore – to the point that they’re actually having to stand while they’re waiting for the doctor because we’ve run out of seats. That’s not comfortable care.” The new Island Sexual Health Centre location was also selected for its closer proximity to the West Shore and Saanich Peninsula regions, from where many clients travel after two lesser-accessed satellite offices were

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closed earlier this fall. It will continue to offer a full range of education and medical sexual health services. The United Way of Greater Victoria, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and provincial gaming grants provide partial funding for the society, with the remainder of its operating funds coming from medical services plan billing and profits from contraception sales, which are declining as the popularity of less profitable contraceptive methods increases. “With all of the education components to the organization and ensuring that the clients don’t ever walk away without their contraceptives, regardless of their ability to pay – those are things that we really believe in and that takes its toll,” Turner said. “In order to provide all those free services, that really hits the pocketbook.” For more, see islandsexualhealth.org.

Construction blamed for axing popular food bank fundraiser Daniel Palmer News staff

A favourite holiday event has been shelved at CFB Esquimalt due to ongoing construction at the base’s dockyard. The annual Navy Lighting Contest, where decorated ships and buildings are displayed and the public may vote for their favourites, attracted nearly 5,800 visitors over 10 days last December. “I fully recognize that the (event) has become a tradition for many of us,

including our neighbours in the community,” said base commander Capt. (Navy) Bob Auchterlonie. “My decision is based on a number of factors, including the ongoing construction and renewal in HMC Dockyard, the ability for personnel to safely decorate buildings near the work being done, as well as the unavailability of ships due to operational and maintenance requirements.” The lighting contest has also seen the base act as a cash and food drop-off point for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Upwards of $20,000 worth of annual donations was collected in recent years. Officials hope the event will be revived in 2013. dpalmer@vicnews.com BEST BUY – Correction Notice

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Petting zoo allows techno test drive Tim Collins News staff

The Kobo-touch and Nexus 7. If you hear these names and think they might be titles for new science-fiction TV programs, you’re probably a candidate for the Greater Victoria Public Library’s new public education initiative, the technology petting zoo. Kobo, Nexus, Sony E-readers and iPods are the four most popular devices used by individuals who take advantage of the library’s e-book and audio e-book lending program, said Scott Munroe, the program’s coordinator. The e-book lending program was launched in February 2011 and allows library members to remotely download the electronic equivalent of books onto their personal electronic devices. All library e-books are borrowed for periods ranging from seven to 21 days, after which the files become unusable. Library patrons can borrow the physical e-readers from the library,

although Munroe warns that there’s a fairly long waiting list for the units, due to a very high demand. “E-reading is a growing phenomenon, as is our collection of e-books,” said Munroe. He estimates that up to 15 per cent of the books borrowed from the library are checked out electronically and said that more than 30,000 library patrons currently use the service. And the number is growing. Munroe estimates that the annual rate of use for e-books will expand by 120 per cent next year, and he sees no end in sight.

The technology petting zoo should help further drive that increase. “People can come and try out the devices to see which of them is best suited for them,” Munroe said. “The kind of reader people prefer is very personal. People can try them out and see which one they like best.” Participants can also learn how to download books through hands-on, step-by-step instruction. The program is available at Greater Victoria Public Library branches until Dec. 29. See gvpl. ca. reporter@vicnews.com

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piano, James explains the whole hula thing in this way. Beyond his accomplishments as a “I’m always trytenor, Ken Lavigne strikes a poised ing new things and and manicured image in a well-tailored for a while there I got suit. bored,” she said. In person, he is charming and well So, she took a job spoken, and on stage he sings opera in Banff where she and pop ballads alike with an earnestwas mentored by an ness hard to miss from the back row. actor in what’s called Difficult, then, to try to imagine him extended voice. cutting loose doing the hula. “He’d been a It may be funny but it’s no joke. stretcher bearer in the Rather, hula dancing was just what World War and he’d the doctor ordered. The singing docbeen amazed by the tor that is. range of the human Selena James has sculpted many of voice that comes out of Victoria's most talented voices, and somebody when they has earned a reputation both for getare dying or when they ting results and for her frank critiques. sick,” James said. “He Lavigne calls it shooting from the could make a sound hip. like a motorcycle or a He recalls being incredibly intimibaby, and it so reached dated during his first lesson with James me … and I’m hard to – who is now in her eighties – in 1997. reach.” “I had been going through some He got the whole Roszan Holmen/News staff body involved, she vocal difficulty at the time and I was very nervous,” said Lavigne. “We Ken Lavigne, right, and his teacher Selena James practise said. “When you’re started to sing, and she got me to do scales at the Royal Theatre in the lead up to his Dec. 3 show. standing static, then the hula dancing in the first lesson. It everything seizes up.” loosened me right up … and it was as Hence the hula. if somebody had just opened up a window In the days leading up to his annual Christ“I’ve never heard that side of the story,” and a gust of fresh air came through.” mas concert, he has returned for a tune up. says Lavigne. “I always thought it was Fifteen years later, he’s still visiting James. Before leading a series of scales at the because she likes to watch me wiggle my News staff

hips,” he says, kidding with her. James laughs. Smartly dressed, she’s sharp and full of stories about her international travels. As a girl, James journeyed to New York and Europe as a pianist and singer. In her 50s, she got her Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and then came to the Victoria Conservatory of Music as the director of its opera studio. There, she taught Richard Margison, Benjamin Butterfield, and Barbara Livingston, among others. Though officially retired, today she continues to coach her favourite students. What distinguishes a singer is their ability to reach you with their words, said James. “There is some indefinable thing that makes the whole thing work, and usually it's the inspiration of the poetry and the music. “There are four of five people who I said would have a career because they had this ability,” she said. She counts Lavigne among them, but she’s not all praise for her student. She doesn’t condone Lavigne using his voice to sing pop. “If you’re going to be an opera singer, you’ve got to develop more muscle because it is a muscular pursuit,” she said. The style of pop and the use of microphones are at odds with opera, she explained. PLEASE SEE: The last note, Page A18

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For the past year, the two have been working on what Lavigne describes as a “vocal overhaul.” “Being on tour so much, you run into trouble,” he said. Bad habits develop – such as pushing a high note – and become ingrained. It gets you through the concert, but can wreck your voice in the long term, said Lavigne. Upon his return from touring, he got a scolding from James: “‘My dear, what are you doing? You look like you just had a sour candy!’” Lavigne recalled her saying. “She can really get inside a person’s head … and challenge and cajole,” said Lavigne. James cuts him off, adding “and bully” to her list of characteristics. The two share another big laugh. “I never learned the important things in my singing until

somebody really hurt me,” she said, simply. “But if you want to sing, you go back and try to find a way that you don’t do those physical things that get in the way of natural singing.” This week, one of Lavigne’s biggest challenges will be the carol O Holy Night. “The last note goes on and on and on forever, and that's what I'm really going to be focusing on, is making sure I can hold that note far longer than anyone expects me to,” Lavigne said. James shoots him a look – “I didn't know about that.” Lavigne’s Christmas concert, Under the Mistletoe, takes place at the Royal Theatre Dec. 3, and benefits C-FAX Santa’s Anonymous. The show offers a range of traditional carols and humorous anecdotes. Tickets at the Royal Theatre box office, by phone at 250-386-621 or online at rmts.bc.ca. rholmen@vicnews.com

Vocalist Jill Galt leads a seasoned eightmember band to recreate the sounds of Motown, Gloria Estefan, Gladys Knight, Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears with Queenie and the Groove Kings. The band, which plays Hermann’s Jazz Club Nov. 30, offers a high-energy music and dance experience that features old school rhythm and blues, Motown and stax classics, Latin-pop, and horn driven sounds. Galt began her career singing, dancing and playing music at an early age. At 17, she joined a 27-piece show band from Calgary called Stratus Faction. The band performed in showrooms, clubs and hotels from Toronto to Las Vegas. After a career performing around the world, she returned to Victoria in 2008. Join Galt and her group for a night of great music – rhythm and blues, funk, latin pop, and more. A dance area will be set up so bring your dancing shoes. Cover charge $15. Doors open at 6 p.m. music starts at 8 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. Reserve tickets by emailing info@hermannsjazz.com. There is no reserved seating for this show. For more information go to queenieandthegroovekings.com. llavin@vicnews.com

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Conservation ramps up for historic Cole Island Kyle Wells News staff

Piles of bricks and lumber linger inside and out of most of the buildings on Cole Island, but that could soon change. Cole Island is a step closer to a conservation plan after the City of Colwood approved a memorandum of understanding with B.C.’s Heritage Branch laying out the process for public consultation. The purpose of the agreement is for Colwood to work with the province to find out what nearby residents would like to see done with the island with funding potentially available from the province. The goal is to finish the consultation process by the end of the year, or near to it. A workshop is in the works. “It’s just a matter of process, to allow things to carry on and to work forward,” said Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton. Late last month Colwood, with transportation from the View Royal Fire Rescue, hosted a tour of Cole Island for stakeholders and community members to see the historic site and discuss proposed conservation work. “There really isn’t any public agreement of what the meaning of this place is, what it’s for, so we really are kind of starting from zero,” said Ken Johnson, Hallmark Heritage Society president. “I think that’s a big part of what the challenge is.” Cole Island began its life as the Royal Navy’s ammunition storage

depot in the mid-1800s, picked for distance from the main dockyard, an important safety feature if the ammunition should ignite. Before that the island was an important seasonal camping and fishing site of local First Nations communities. The island remained a magazine complex until the end of the Second World War, when it was decommissioned. There are five remaining buildings in various states of disrepair, down from its peak of 17. Recent work stabilized the buildings and made them, for the most part, safe from water. Cole Island is owned by the province but is located in Colwood, in the northern reaches of Equimalt Harbour. Heritage B.C. is carrying out the process of determining what needs to be done. “It’s really about community involvement, community engagement,” said Rick Goodacre, Heritage B.C. executive director. “What lies behind it is simply talking to people and finding out what this place means to them, what they think its value is and what would be the best way to … preserve it.” In the meantime, improvements to the island continue with the help of money from provincial and federal funding and the efforts of the Friends of Cole Island. Funding earlier in the year paid for interpretive work, the sealing of the buildings with metal plate doors and basic vegetation management. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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The old Royal Navy ammunition buildings half built into the water are slowly falling apart and are among the five remaining buildings on Cole Island. The province is leading a process to come up with a plan to help preserve a national historic site in Esquimalt Harbour. Kyle Wells/News staff

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Father (and mother) knows best VGH pediatric unit opens information centre for parents Kyle Wells News staff

Victoria General Hospital’s pediatric unit is becoming more parent friendly with its new patient and parent information centre. Fourth year University of Victoria nursing students Ali Nikolejsin and Lindsay Erikson spearheaded the project as a part of their practicum with the pediatric unit. When they arrived, there was no area for parents to get informa-

tional pamphlets and brochures on the unit itself, so the students set to work. “It’s all health and wellness related,” Nikolejsin said. “It’s not disease focused, it’s to help get parents and families ... back to their original and healthy state.” The centre is a corner display featuring pamphlets and brochures. Informational DVDs and activity booklets will also be available, all for parents with children admitted to the unit. Erikson donated original artwork to the unit for the project, which now hangs above the information centre as you enter the unit. “Just to brighten up times for kids that are sick,” Erikson said.

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The solitary wolf that startled visitors to Discovery Island in July is still living the island life but has taken to keeping a low profile, said B.C. Parks area supervisor Joe Benning. “With the weather colder now, and fewer visitors to Discovery Island and not as many boats out there, we haven’t had many reports since October,” he said.

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championships in 2009 and 2010, and is currently among the team leaders in kills, aces and digs. “This is an extremely committed team. Travis Paterson Winning the past four straight is a huge News staff confidence boost to go into the break,” said Garrett, who is tidying up his accounting Born five years apart, brothers Garrett degree. “Even when times are tough, we and Ryan Marcellus are enjoying a rare don’t get down, it shows our character.” opportunity as teammates on the Camosun That was evident when the Chargers Chargers men’s volleyball team. started the season slow, at 4-4. Because of their age difference, Oak Bay “We had a little trouble winning the (secHigh grads Ryan and Garrett only recently ond match) of the weekend until recently. had the opportunity to play together for We’d win on Friday, but lose on Saturday. the first time. Officially, it was in Victoria’s But it seems we’ve got over that hump,” summer league, played on grass. But this Garrett said. fall is a new experience The Chargers are comaltogether, said Ryan, ing off with a fourth who made his PacWest straight win on Sunday, debut against the Vanbeating Cranbrook’s Colcouver Island Mariners lege of the Rockies Avaon Oct. 12. The Charlanche 3-1 at the Pacific gers swept that match Institute of Sports Excelin three straight sets. lence, to take a record of “So far it’s a lot faster 8-4 into the mid-season and more size oriented,” break. said Ryan, 18, “and it’s “Chargers coach Charles been great having my Parkinson has a knack for brother on the team.” setting his teams up to Ryan, a 6-foot-2 setter, peak at the right time,” is one of three Chargers said Garrett, at PISE on rookies this season, Sunday. with 6-foot-7 middle The well-lit court has Travis Paterson/News staff housed the Chargers the Lachlan Polson of Claremont secondary and Brothers Garrett and Ryan past three years, making 6-foot-4 right side Lucas Marcellus are at opposite a distant memory of the Dellabough from Lam- ends of their college playing Chargers former home, careers. brick Park. the gym of St. Margeret’s Big brother Garrett is School, where Garrett a model statesman, not just for Ryan, but played his rookie season in 2007-08. for the team. Like Ryan, Garrett also joined the CharNow 23, Garrett, a 6-foot-4 left-side, has gers straight from a provincial championplayed every single position with the Char- ship with the Oak Bay Barbers (2006). gers during his five seasons. He was a sec“It’s been a long career and I’m happy ond team PacWest all-star last year, was to be able to finish with my brother on the part of the Chargers back-to-back provincial team,” Garrett said.

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Camosun College Chargers Claire Ash, Morgan Marshall and Hilary Graham jump to block a shot by College of the Rockies Avalanche player Kelsey Thompson at the Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence gym.

Chargers stop Avalanche Fifth-year rightside Andy Inglis scored 23 kills, three aces and seven digs on Sunday in the Chargers 3-1 win over the Avalanche, and Garrett Marcellus had eight kills, an ace, and 10 digs. Garrett had 10 kills on Saturday as the Chargers won in three sets over the Avalanche, 25-11, 25-13 and 25-10. The Chargers women (5-7) also won both games over the Avalanche on the weekend.

Mount Doug Rams Subway Bowl bound Rams to face Vancouver College Travis Paterson News staff

Perhaps the rise of the Mount Douglas Rams AAA varsity football team should have been more obvious, but no one saw this coming. The Rams outclassed their rivals, Abbotsford’s W.J. Mouat Hawks, with a 41-15 win on Saturday at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. It sets up a Subway Bowl final between the Rams and Vancouver College Fighting Irish, 7 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) at B.C. Place Stadium. The Irish defeated the St. Thomas More Knights 42-20 in the other AAA semifinal. “(Saturday) was perhaps our most complete game I have seen any Rams team play ever,” said head coach Mark Townsend. “Our offence was able to capitalize on great execution from our special teams.” Going into the Saturday’s semifinal, all eyes were on Hawks tailback Maleek Irons, who ran rushed 491 yards on 48 carries in the Hawks 52-49 win over the Rams on Oct. 13. But this time it was all Rams. When the Hawks came up empty on their first drive, the

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W.J. Mouat’s Crysthian Rivas leaps into Mount Douglas Rams running back Mason Swift. Rams stormed downfield for a 7-0 lead on a 75-yard touchdown run from AAA Player of the Year Marcus Davis. In a unique sequence of plays, the Rams executed a strategy that took the Hawks out of the game by attempting and recovering two consecutive onside kicks. Callum Duke’s first kick was perfect and was recovered by Stephan Lechinsky. Running back Mason Swift capped the ensuing drive with a four-yard touchdown run. “We felt we had a chance to drive a hard squib kick off one of their front line players,” Townsend said. “It’s a strategy we practiced all last week.”

Third-year leftside Hilary Graham and second-year rightside Olivia Redden led the Chargers with 14 offensive points each on Sunday. Redden led the Chargers with 15 points on Sunday. Second-year libero Kelsey Johnson had a monstrous match with 21 digs. PacWest volleyball season restarts on Jan. 4 when the Chargers visit the Douglas Royals in New Westminster. sports@vicnews.com

Duke attempted a second onside kick, which bounced off a Hawks player, and was once again recovered by Lechinsky. Quarterback Ashton MacKinnon finished that drive with a 16-yard TD strike to Davis, his second of three in of the game. “On the night, we weren’t up to the challenge,” Mouat head coach Denis Kelly said. “You’ve got to give credit to them. They came out with a lot more energy and a lot more intensity at the start. We couldn’t really establish our game, and moreover, we had real trouble stopping them.” The Rams were up 41-0 by the time Mouat scored in the second half. Irons was held to 120 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown, a solid game but a far cry from his last effort against the Rams. Davis scored his third touchdown on a 20-yard run and Swift scored his second on a 17-yard dash. Receiver Brian Dowds caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from MacKinnon. The Rams now prepare for the Fighting Irish, which makes its first appearance in the AAA Subway Bowl since winning it against the Terry Fox Ravens in 2010. Leading the Irish’s offence is a “three-headed monster,” running back Liam Mahara, receiver Rashaun Simonise, and the strong-armed quarterback Hunter Robinson. “Vancouver College is a talented and well-coached team and we have great respect for them,” Townsend said. The Rams and Fighting Irish met on Oct. 5, a 54-32 Rams’ win at Royal Athletic Park. On Thursday (Nov. 21) the junior Rams lost 14-7 in their AAA semifinal to the Terry Fox Ravens. sports@vicnews.com


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Braves serve Cougars first loss Victoria Cougars point streak ends Travis Paterson News staff

The Saanich Braves ended the Victoria Cougars’ year long point streak on Thursday (Nov. 22). The 3-1 win also stopped the Cougars current 16-game winning streak and was the first regulation time loss by the reigning Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champs dating back to Dec. 3, 2011. “Saanich outworked us and were hungry to do things we weren’t prepared to do,” said Cougars coach Mark Van Helvoirt. The two-game series crossed Tillicum Road Bridge back to Saanich’s George Pearkes Recreation centre for Friday night, where the Cougars struck back with a 2-1 win in a shootout. “Friday we played a better team game, we were blocking shots, chipped pucks out, and didn’t get frustrated,” Van Helvoirt said. The two-game set between the league’s first-place Cougars and second-place Braves was also a possible preview of the 2013 VIJHL final. Braves captain Ty Jones sniped the game winner on Thursday in the second period and added an

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Braves forward Justin Polischuk hopes for a rebound as Cougars goalie Evan Roch gloves the puck during the Braves 3-1 win at Archie Browning Sports Centre on Nov. 22. empty net goal in the final minute as the Braves won 3-1 at Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt. To earn three out of four points against the Cougars (23-1-0-1) is a solid take for the Braves (17-4-0-1). “It’s huge for our confidence,” Braves coach Cook said. “We’re happy that we’ve performed well. Quite frankly, our first two games (against the Cougars last month) we performed well too, this time we

were able to get a result. Obviously (Friday was) disappointing.” The challenge now for the Braves is to carry on in the same manner when they visit the Peninsula Panthers (15-9-0-2) at Panorama arena on Thursday and host the Campbell River Storm (5-18-0-2) at Pearkes on Friday. “Our preparation was outstanding from players and staff, no question,” Cook said. “We can’t be that

excited about just one team, we need to bring that killer instinct every game so it’s just normal when we get to playoffs.” Goalie Tanner McGaw was solid for the Braves on Thursday, stopping 33 of 34 shots, especially during a series of Braves penalties in the second period. McGaw was great again on Friday, making 34 saves on 35 shots. “What I really liked was that (McGaw) didn’t have to stand on his head, nor did (Ty Jones) have to score five points,” Cook said. “We were good all around, and (McGaw) made saves he was supposed to.” Thursday’s game took a major shift when, with the Cougars up 1-0 on a goal by Dane Feeney, Braves forward Sam Johnson scored shorthanded on a breakaway. Johnson slid the puck through Evan Roch, “a massive” lift to the Braves’ morale. A few minutes later Jones scored at five-on-five to make it 2-1. Jones was the first to score on Friday, with eight minutes left in the first period. Ben Kinshella tied it 1-1 for the Cougars in the last minute on the rebound of a Brody Coulter shot. Cougars forward Garrett Brandsma scored the only goal of the shootout. The Cougars visit the Westshore Wolves, 7:30 p.m. tonight at Bear Mountain Arena, and host Kerry Park Islanders, 7 p.m. tomorrow. sports@vicnews.com

SPORTS STATS Volleyball Pacific Western Athletic Association Men’s 1 Douglas Royals 2 V.I. Mariners 3 Cam. Chargers 4 Capilano Blues 5 COTR Avalanche 6 CBC Bearcats 7 UFV Cascades Women’s 1 UFV Cascades 2 V.I. Mariners 3 CBC Bearcats 4 Cam.Chargers 5 CapilanoBlues 6 Douglas Royals 7 COTR Avalanche

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Scoring leaders GP G A Pts Brody Coulter (VIC)25 18 50 68 Samuel Rice (VIC) 22 14 43 57 Ty Jones (SAN) 22 25 26 51 Dane Feeney (VIC) 25 18 26 44 Josh Gray (SAN) 22 17 20 37 Ben Kinshella (VIC) 23 12 23 35 Mark Walton (VIC) 24 21 13 34 Mitch Ball (COM) 25 16 18 34 Max Mois (WSW) 22 18 14 32 G. Dunlop (NAN) 24 12 17 29 Recent results Nov. 21: Campbell Riv. 2 Westshore 3 Nov. 22: Saanich 3 Victoria 1 Peninsula 4 Nanaimo 5 OT Nov. 23: Victoria 2 Saanich 1 SO Westshore 4 Peninsula 8 Oceanside 3 Campbell River 2 Nov. 24: Nanaimo 1 Oceanside 2 Westshore 7 Kerry Park 3 Campbell River 3 Comox Valley 2

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PERSONALS STEAMWORKS: A club for men to meet men. 582 Johnson St., Victoria. 250-3836623 steamworksvictoria.com

LOST AND FOUND

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS LEARN FROM Home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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HELP WANTED

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Required: Experienced Parts Person for Western Star Truck Dealership in Williams Lake &RPSHWLWLYHZDJHDQGEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WSDFNDJH (PDLOQZHMU#MDPHVZVFRPRUID[ 0DLORUGURSRIIWR-DPHV:HVWHUQ6WDU6WHUOLQJ/WG 5RVH6WUHHW:LOOLDPV/DNH%&9** Absolutely no phone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

WITNESS WANTED - a Hit and Run occurred on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:30AM, at Mckenzie and Shelbourne. A 2004 BMW was rear ended by the unidentiďŹ ed driver of a large silver SUV. If you have any information about the driver or the vehicle that ďŹ&#x201A;ed the scene, please contact GAVIN @250384-6262 or gmather@awslaw.ca. WITNESS WANTED - A hit and run occurred on Oct. 30, 2012 at 3:15pm, at Richmond and Forrester St. A 2006 Honda Civic was struck by the unidentiďŹ ed driver of a grey/silver late model sedan with a spoiler. The offending vehicle ďŹ&#x201A;ed on Forrester Street and remains unidentiďŹ ed. If you have any information about the driver or vehicle that ďŹ&#x201A;ed the scene, please contact GAVIN in conďŹ dence at 250-3846262

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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LOST: BLACK & White 6 mo old kitten, named Sushi. Lives near Falkland Rd & McNeill Ave in South Oak Bay. Please call 250-507-5510.

OWN A Homecare business! Full Training/Support. A great income potential by helping others. Canadian based. $80K reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d to start. Qualicare.com 888-561-0616.

LEGALS

LEGALS

Provincially Recognized PN program. Available at select campuses.

Class Starts January 28th Limited Seats Available

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On September 22, 2012, at or near the intersection of Davida Avenue and Bodega Road, Saanich, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Saanich Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $3,050 CAD, on or about 21:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1274, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by

the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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PERSONAL SERVICES FARM WORKERS

HELP WANTED

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DAIRY, BEEF, Crop, Sheep, Swine, Horticultural work. Live and learn in Europe, Britain, Japan, Australia or New Zealand. 4-12 month AgriVenture 1-888programs available. 598-4415 www.agriventure.com Canadian farmers may also apply for overseas trainees.

HELP WANTED

Quinsam Communications is looking for a qualified Two-way Radio Technician 2 years experience preferred Wage to be determined by experience. Email: topper@quinsam.ca or Fax: 250-287-4511

MEDICAL/DENTAL

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250360-1408 today for an interview. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

HELP WANTED

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

HOMES WANTED

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

WE BUY HOUSES

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RED SEAL Diesel Truck and Trailer Mechanic wanted in Northern Alberta. Full time, permanent position. Initial accommodation supplied. E-mail: johnwb@telusplanet.net for immediate response.

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HELP WANTED

Arbutus RV, Vancouver Island’s industry leader, is offering Sales Team opportunities in our Mill Bay & Sidney Locations, to meet the demands of our ever-increasing market. If you have previous proven sales skills or are an enthusiastic learner and self-starter looking for an above-average income this would be the perfect opportunity for you. We offer training, an employee benefit program, and an exciting work environment along with the scope and credibility that 5 Island locations can bring. Demonstrate your interest by applying via email to gbreckon@arbutusrv.ca

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

FREE ITEMS FREE: VERY old trunk, suitable for storage. Call (250)598-1171 after 4pm.

FRIENDLY FRANK BOX OF clock parts, 94 Dodge rims, lady jacket, boy doll, $10 each. (778)265-1615

MEN’S FAR West winter gortex jacket with hood, Xlrg, $65. Call (250)656-6197.

Cash same day, local office.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

NEED MONEY? No credit checks! No upfront fees! Immediate response! Electronic deposits and payments! 1866-499-5629 www.mynextpay.com

LEGAL SERVICES BIG BUILDING Sale. This is a clearance you don’t want to miss! 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

FURNITURE

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206, www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

PERSONAL CARE CERTIFIED FOOT Care Nurses for seniors only $45 @ 250588-4312

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com

PETS EQUESTRIAN

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

RENTALS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CHINESE CARPET- 12’x9’. Beautiful condition, dark blue background. $1,400. Call (250)208-2642. EVERYTHING GOES AT DREAMLAND KIDS CLOSING OUT SALE! Up to $250. off cribs, $500. off dressers, $600. off bunks, 50-75% off kid’s bedding! 3194 Douglas St., at the corner of Alpha.

APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. Call 250-478-9231.

Mount Washington Franchise for sale

John or Bridget 250-897-4888 Email: bridget@ galleryatsaratoga.com

FOR SALE BY OWNER

2 bed + den, 2 bath, 2 yr old condo, cls to downtown Sidney or ocean on Brethour Ave. $1550 + util, sm pets ok, no smoking. 250-516-3256 Granite, Hardwood, South Facing. FOR SALE: Like new $450. obo. 250-642-3151. GOLF CLUBS+ bag “Top Flight” 10 clubs, used once (not a golfer), $110. Country kitchen table, solid fir, top 72x38x1.5, $125. Call (250)479-7189.

BUFFET/ HUTCH, solid wood 18”Dx50”Wx79”H, red/brown tone, $245. (250)380-8733. ROUND LIGHT Oak dining room table and 4 chairs, very good condition, $285. Call (250)652-8549.

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

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

FIREWOOD NOV. to Dec. Special. Seasoned Fir $200/cord. Free del. with 2 cord order. Call 778-679-7687 or 250-413-7126 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

OPEN HOUSE, Sat, Dec 1, 1-3. 10353 Devlin Plc, Sidney Rancher 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg. fam room, private treed lot. Call 250-655-1499 or view w w w. p r o p e r t y g u y s . c o m ID#192295 or mls #316102

JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, good location, beautiful kitchen, NS/NP, $1500/mo. 250-361-9540. OAK BAY Junction: Jan. 1st. 2-bdrm in quiet, senior’s 55+ building. $850. Heat, h/w incl. N/P. Share purchase required. 1678 Fort St. (250) 595-4593.

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

QUADRA VILLAGE 1 bdrm top flr, hdwd flrs, indoor cat ok, parking. $800. (250)812-4154.

STOREWIDE LIQUIDATION! Everything Goes, REASONABLE Offers Accepted! New & Used! Furniture, Mattresses, Accessories, Tools & Hdwe. Solid Wood Bedroom Suites, Bookcases, Wall-Units, Curio/China Cabinet, Sofa Tables, Dinettes, Chairs, Recliners, Sofa, Loveseats, Lamps, Mirrors & More! All Cheap, While Stock Lasts! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Mon-Sat 9-5.

TWIN SIZE bunk beds, Canwood Alpine solid lodgepole pine wood, with 5 “ foam mattresses and matching 7 drawer solid lodgepole pine chest. Like new. Used maybe 10 times for our visiting grandchildren. Paid $1125.00. Asking $600. (250)658-4242.

Sidney luxury Condo- beautiful 2 Bdrms, 2 full baths, close to downtown, ocean views. #201-9942-Third St. $498,000. 778-351-1239 ID#192331 www.propertyguys.com

$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 www.mls.ca x2486311

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Senior Living 200 Gorge Road West, Victoria

Ask For Move-In Bonus 1 bdrm. from $865/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,140/mo.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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: keebird@shaw.ca

2010 LEGEND 4 wheel scooter with jumbo basket, scooter cover, walking cane, flag holder and canopy. Like new, always kept in the house. Retail price $4,357, now asking $2050 obo. (250)656-7786.

CONDO IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION FOR SALE designed for age 55+ group and comes with services. Excellent location near the Inner Harbour, Legislature, shopping etc. Will consider a rental lease also on this bright, homey, residence. Call Tony Joe-RE/MAX Camosun 250.370.7788 for more info & pictures. see: w/s http://www. tonyjoe.com/

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

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 smartytwo@hotmail.com

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

REAL ESTATE

HUGO WALKER, $99. Never been used. Please call (250)727-2720.

www.PitStopLoans.com 1.800.514.9399

No Credit Checks!

$5000- POWER CHAIR, new cond, $1500 or Trade for (good cond) 4 wheeled Scooter. (250)896-7160 after 6pm.

DESIGNER COAT sweater, (Rodier), oatmeal colour, size 12, $50. Call (250)658-8201.

SHEET SET, single white flannel, great cond. $10. Call 250652-9538.

HORSEBACK RIDING boots, black leather. “Ariat” brand tall boots, woman’s size 7.5, regular calf, medium height. Excellent condition. Perfect first pair of show boots! Paid $400, asking $250 obo. 250-391-5992, leave message. (Westshore)

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

RIGID ROOTA Drain cleaning machine, Model K75, excellent working condition, $650 obo. Call (250)598-6203.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net

TOOLS

LABRADOR RETRIEVER pups, pure bred, first shots, dewormed, ready to go Dec. 1. Call (250)360-6585.

EXPERIENCED CDA/Receptionist wanted for busy mid-island Dental practice (exan, EDI, excellent phone skills & clinical excellence). Fax resume to 250-752-7506 or email: arbutusdental@shaw.ca

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PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

EASY CHRISTMAS Shopping for pets! No line ups, no cold weather. Deals to Bark about!! Receive 10% off with coupon code: Clubpet10 1-855-8390555 www.petland.ca

THE LEMARE Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Grade Hoe Operator-with Coastal Logging Roadbuilding experience •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers •Off Highway Logging Truck Driver •Grapple Yarder Operators • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

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

PETS AND LIVESTOCK

NEWS

• Wheel-chair accessible • Outdoor, indoor and covered parking available • Lockers • Elevators • Laundry room • Balconies • Bicycle storage • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Call Now:250.381.5084 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES ESQUIMALT PARKLANDS Dr- 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 5 appls, s/s duplex. Sm pet ok, sunny patio, large yard. Avail now. $1,300+utils Call Equitex 250386-6071 or www.equitex.ca

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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SAANICH NEWS - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

SUITES, LOWER

TOWNHOUSES

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

SPORTS & IMPORTS

MCKENZIE EXECUTIVE suite centrally located, weekly/ monthly term. $400. - $1200. (250)419-4587, (778)977-7828

COLWOOD- 1 bdrm Bach, patio, shared W/D, N/S. $820 mo incls utils. 250-391-7915.

SIDNEY EXECUTIVE suite. near ocean & town. $900. Short/long term. 250-656-8080

ESQ/GORGE. Quiet cul-desac. 2 bdrm grnd level, fenced yard, on bus route. Shared W/D, N/S, pet? $995 mo inclds utils. Avail now. 250-384-5466.

LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, 2 bdrm townhouse, W/D hookup, inside/outside storage, backyard. $876/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $42,000 +. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

UPTOWN- FURNISHED studio apt. Laundry, cable, heat, hydro included. $675. 250380-7421.

HOMES FOR RENT SIDNEY- 2 BDRM, garage, yard, deck, F/S, W/D. $1350. Call (250)812-4154.

ROOMS FOR RENT SAANICH: FURNISHED room. W/D, cable, heat, hydro, $475. Call 250-380-7421.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION LANGFORD NEW townhouse. bdrm, bath. $625, inclusive. NS/NP. Available Nov 1. Call 250-382-9434.

STORAGE

GORDON HEAD, 2 bdrm, $1100 incls all utils, N/S, N/P, avail immed, 250-721-4040. GORGE-HARRIET. Quiet, large 1 bdrm, grd level, priv ent, utils inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. N/S, N/P, $735/mo. Call 250-384-0460 (leave a message). SAANICH- LARGE, 2000sq ft, 2 bdrm, lights & heat incld, NS/NP. Refs, $1000 mo. Avail now. 250-652-0591. UPTOWN 1-bdrm. 820 sq.ft, 3 storage rms, patio, yard, prkng, own entr & driveway., NS/NP. $800. incl. 250-361-3508 UVIC/CAMOSUN area, 2 bdrm, priv ent, N/P, N/S, $900. Avail immed. (250)477-6652.

SUITES, UPPER

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

ESQUIMALT- 1 bdrm, self contained, new windows. $690. NS/NP. Avail now. Call (250)884-6790

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

SIDNEY- NEW 3 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1700 mo. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-217-4060.

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

WANTED TO RENT

AUTO FINANCING

WANTED, FOR month of January: housesitting or rental of furnished Victoria area home, family of four. Mature, reliable homeowners visiting from northern B.C. Email: simonnattrass@gmail.com

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

250-885-1427 Call us ďŹ rst & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!

CARS

1998 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT US car - 193,000 miles, lady driven since 2003. $2200. Alan, (778)426-3487. 2006 MALIBU LT V6, dealer maintained. 70,500 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Blue with grey interior. $7,500, moving sale. Call 250-5955727 or 250-886-1319.

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL FREE REMOVAL FOR UNWANTED VEHICLES. Cash for some. Quick service in 1 hour. Call now! (250)208-6867

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

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

$50-$1000 CASH

WISHART AREA: Single hard working mom with 11 yr old and 2 well trained cats, looking to rent a 1 or 2 bdrm, (approx $1000/mo), within walking distance to Wishart school in Colwood. Exc. refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Please call 250-208-0386 and leave message.

For scrap vehicle 1992 CADILAC Deville, brown, 90k. Celebrity owned. View at 930 Ardmore Dr. (golf course parking lot). Silent auction opening bid $3,900.

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2002 FORD Taurus, well kept, runs well, $4300. OBO. 250661-0112.

FREE Tow away

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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.

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

250-361-6193- From a Plug to an Executive Home. We do it all! Reasonable rates! #22779

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

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

250-477-4601

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

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

KENDRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

TAX

APPLIANCE REPAIR & Services. Residential/Commercial BBB member. 250-388-0278.

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. COMPLETE HOME Renos. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced insured. Call Darren 250-217-8131.

CLEANING SERVICES GREAT RATES! Guar. cleaning since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. (250)385-5869 HARDWORKING AND reliable lady avail to clean your house. Louise 250-891-8677.

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

FENCING

COMPUTER SERVICES

GARDENING

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

J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677.

CONTRACTORS

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall pruning, clean-up. Blackberry, ivy rmvl. 24yrs exp. 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, garden clean-ups.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - SAANICH

NEWS

Willie’s celebrates milestone on Lower Johnson T

he average customer goods, visitors need not coming in for the stretch their imagination early bird breakfast to picture original baker special or fresh-baked Louis Wille pulling hot goods may not pay much loaves out of a brick oven. heed to the date stamp “It’s definitely one of high atop the facade of our bragging rights,” King Willie’s Bakery and Café. says of the building that For owner-operator houses his eatery as well Doug King, however, the as Isabella’s Guest Suites 1887 mark on the Lower upstairs. “It’s got this long Johnson building is a link Don Descoteau and wonderful history.” to the past he actively When German Biz Beat tries to maintain. From the immigrant Louis Wille antique wooden floors, and his wife, Augusta, old-style counters and interior expanded their bakery from New brickwork, to historic photos and Westminster to Victoria in 1887 early morning smell of fresh baked it began a decades-long family

DISTRICT OF SAANICH

2013 MUNICIPAL APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS The District of Saanich is accepting applications from residents wishing to be involved in local government by sitting as a member of a limited number of commissions and boards on which local representation is sought. For 2013, appointments will be made to the following organizations. • Cemetery Trustees of Greater Victoria (Royal Oak Burial Park) (one - 3 year term) • Tourism Victoria/Sales and Marketing Commission (one - 1 year term)

• Greater Victoria Library Board (two - 2 year terms) • VI Regional Correctional Centre Community Advisory Board (one - 1 year term) • Victoria Family Court Committee (one - 1 year term)

FOR INFORMATION: Contact Brandy Rowan, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer, at 250-475-5510 for further information on these organizations. HOW TO APPLY: Saanich residents interested in being considered for an appointment must complete an Application for Appointment which can be obtained from our website at saanich.ca or by contacting the Legislative Division at 250-475-1775.

Doug King, owner of Willie’s Bakery and Café, is proud that his operation uses the same space as the original bakers 125 years ago. Don Descoteau/ News staff

tradition that lasted until 1976. A return to part of that tradition came in 1999, when the space was reopened as Willie’s Bakery – the spelling change honoured the son of new owners, Mike and Shellie Gudgeon. While locals know Willie’s today as a place to find eggs Benedict options and all-day breakfast, King, who took over in 2005, admits the connection to the building’s original use is a good drawing card for visitors. Besides the guest suites upstairs, in the former longtime home of Louis and Augusta Wille, they also operate the café in the Royal B.C. Museum, and the diner car snack bar outside the museum in summer. – Willie’s Bakery and Café, 537 Johnson St., williesbakery.com.

when the 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards were handed out in Gatineau, Que. Tourism Victoria won the Social Media Initiative Award for its Escape Your Everyday campaign, aimed at potential visitors from Vancouver and Seattle. It included a Facebook contest, billboard ads, flash mobs and other media. Maple Leaf, which runs tours to Haida Gwa’ii and the B.C. North Coast on its traditional schooner vessel, won the Sustainable Tourism Award.

Slegg Realty expands in up-Island markets

Local cruise specialists recognized by Expedia

A recent move by Coldwell Banker real estate offices in Nanaimo, Parksville and Courtenay to join forces with Greater Victoria-based Slegg Realty gives the company 48 representatives on Vancouver Island. That makes Slegg Realty, an offshoot of the lumber and hardware business built up by Ron and Steve Slegg, one of B.C.’s largest and fastestgrowing real estate brokerages.

Last week was a good one for the Victoria office of Expedia CruiseShipCentres. At the company’s national conference, in Vancouver, consultants from the 911 Yates St. location were recognized for achieving new levels of sales under its Presidents Circle Awards. Earning platinum status were Sandy Perry and Lexia Anklovitch; achieving gold status were Julie Charlton, Barry Cole and Margaret Statham, and Paul Barton, Marni Horner, Sheila Kaul, Ute McLean and Pamela MacDonald achieved silver. Send your business news to editor@vicnews.com.

Victoria operations net tourism awards Tourism Victoria and Maple Leaf Adventures earned national recognition last week

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Work continues on the expansion of the Hillside Centre Mall including this large wood-framed awning entrance next to the food court. Don Denton/News staff

Hillside Centre hits new milestone Construction slated for completion by summer 2013 Daniel Palmer News staff

Shoppers will notice a gaping hole in Hillside Centre for the coming months, as crews begin demolishing the former Zellers building as part of an ongoing $72-million redevelopment of the mall. The deconstruction began mid-November to make room for a two-level, 147,000-square-foot Target store. While the building is expected to be move-in ready by July 2013, Target won’t open until sometime in 2014, said Kerry Shular, general manager of Hillside Centre. Apart from Target, full occupancy is slated for August 2013, while the new expanded food court is scheduled to be completed by next April. “Obviously, with the restrictions that construction has caused, we are inviting customers back with special deals and offers that will be launched as part of the Christmas shopping season,” she said. On Sunday, Nov. 25, Hillside Centre will hold its 14th annual Night Before Late Night fundraiser, where $5 ticket proceeds go to various charities. “In previous years, the event raised upwards of $15,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital,” Shular said. As the name of the event implies, Christmas

shopping hours of 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays will kick in on Monday, Nov. 26. “We’re hopeful that customers will remember us and come back and we’re trying to make it as easy as we can,” Shular said. For a list of charities selling Night Before Late Night tickets, visit hillsidecentre.com. Alternatively, the public can pick up a ticket at the Hillside Centre customer service desk. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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