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As always, it’s the boats that are the signature attraction of the annual Sea of Lights parade. Thirty or so brightly decorated boats will twinkle their way along a parade route that sails past Cattle Point to arrive at Willows Beach at about 7:15 p.m. on the evening of Dec. 7. They then glide past Gyro Park before returning to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The boats are led by the Oriole, the oldest and longest-serving commissioned ship in “It’s wonderful the Canadian Navy. It’s a to give the people spectacular sight and a perennial favourite for all of Victoria a free, of Victoria. family event that The whole thing is the initiative of the Royal everyone loves.” Victoria Yacht Club. - Tibbie Adams Yacht Club organizers stress that the Sea of Lights is a multi-faceted community event that owes its success, not just to Yacht Club members, but to a larger community partnership. The cause behind the event is important, parade coordinator Tibbie Adams said. “For me, I’m doing this for the Salvation Army and the Oak Bay Kiwanis. They’re both great organizations.” Both charitable organizations collect cash donations and the Salvation Army also accepts blankets and non-perishable food items at the three most popular viewing locations. “It’s wonderful to give the people of Victoria a free, family event that everyone loves,” Adams said. Oak Bay Kiwanis Club director Brian Beckett agrees. “Willows Beach is the best place to view the parade,” he said. The Kiwanis ensure viewing crowds at Willows Beach are treated to free hot chocolate and cookies. To further warm the spirit, it also lines up a group of talented carollers to set Christmas spirits ablaze as the community gathers around the giant beach bonfire, set and supervised by the Oak Bay Fire Department.

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The Manitoba reporter was On the whole, she paints a dire fired recently, after a Conservative MP picture: government is dominated by complained about her allegedly biased a culture of fear and personal attacks reporting. that stifle freedom of speech and It’s an example of a larger trend, she hamper effective debate. points out: journalists who ask investigative Given these insider observations, questions are sidelined and scientists don’t one would imagine feeling altogether want to be quoted. defeated. Not so, she says. “A culture of fear has “I felt shaken, but then I would come deepened over the time back to Victoria and I would see this I’ve been in Ottawa,” incredible involvement and awareness Savoie says. and intelligence that reaffirms my belief Sharon Tiffin/News staff It’s been three in the institution.” Political record for Former NDP MP Denise Savoie relaxes at Banfield Park near her home in Vic months since her Whether it be about housing or kids Denise Savoie: West. She’s enjoying taking things a little slower in retirement. sudden resignation, or other issues, “people jump in and get Victoria city midway through her involved and do something about it.” councillor, 1999 to third term as Victoria’s Since retiring, Savoie has been 2005 (re-elected in member of Parliament. Reflecting she celebrated her 69th birthday. swimming at Crystal Pool, hiking with friends, fishing 2002) on her time in federal politics, she Savoie became sick last year. She spent the summer with her son and campaigning for Murray Rankin in the Victoria member has one dominant impression: “I hoping she’d feel up for another term, but as the date byelection held to replace her. of parliament 2006 remember before I went to Ottawa, approached, she knew she wouldn’t be able handle her She hopes to do a bike trip sometime, perhaps to 2012 (re-elected I felt, as a Canadian, that our duties as deputy speaker and chair of the committee of Scandinavia. in 2008 and 2011) democracy was rock solid … and it’s the whole. While she has closed the door on electoral politics, been shaken.” “We have to be there at three in the morning, if that’s she plans to stay politically active. Interrupting herself, she when the debates are happening,” she says. “It’s not a “Politics is in me in the sense that I feel there is so apologizes for the New Democrat partisan speak. question that I can’t be there if I’m sick.” much to be done,” she says. Politics aren’t the main reason for today’s interview. On Aug. 23, she announced her resignation, effective On Nov. 27, the Victoria West Community Association Savoie gratefully acknowledges the widespread Aug. 31. The decision was excruciating, she says. “I just honoured her contributions as a neighbour, a two-term concern in the community about her health – the reason felt really torn.” Victoria city councillor and MP. behind her unexpected departure. It’s a topic she Savoie’s predecessor, David Anderson, spoke to her “In part, it was concerns about transportation and doesn’t want to discuss in any detail, but does see the performance and challenge as deputy speaker. affordable housing in Victoria West that motivated need to address in broad terms. “I don’t think I ever heard a critical word of her Denise to run for city council. (As an MP), Denise “It isn’t that I’m deathly ill,” she clears up, right off the performance there,” Anderson, the former Liberal MP continued to be involved in Victoria West and the issues bat. and cabinet minister, says in a phone conversation. that affect this community,” wrote association president “If I were younger, I could have continued, but I “It’s a difficult job and it’s not one that gets a lot of Nan Judd. knew my health was taking a beating and that became glory … but it’s certainly an important one for a political Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin also noted Savoie’s important to me to be around for my grandkids and for process, and I certainly admire her for doing it and doing involvement in her community. myself,” she says. “I think I can manage it now.” it well. The difficulty she faced as deputy speaker was “She was extremely hard working,” he says. “She was Sipping tea at her local neighbourhood haunt – the that you had an entire government devoted to changing always organizing local meetings and forums. She was Spiral Cafe in Vic West – she looks thin, but vibrant with the political culture … making it much more adversarial our voice in Ottawa as opposed to Ottawa’s voice here.” jeans and a pink shirt, her trademark youthful curls and much more polarized.” rholmen@vicnews.com framing her tanned face. It’s hard to tell that on Nov. 21, The tone of debate was an issue Savoie spoke about

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Canvassers spark contention Roszan Holmen News staff

Do you have a minute to talk? It’s a typical greeting from one of the young people, wearing a vest bearing a charity’s name. For some people walking by, the question launches a conversation and maybe even a monthly donation. For others, it causes discomfort and a host of avoidance techniques: crossing the street or simply speeding up while staring at a point in the distance. Professional canvassers are now a common sight downtown. For charities, they offer a costeffective way to raise funds and awareness. But they aren’t without controversy. Faced with a number of complaints, Victoria council took action: it recently voted to review its canvassing bylaws. “We’ve heard concerns, so let’s review it,” Mayor Dean Fortin said. On the one hand, canvassing is a legitimate form of fundraising; at the same time council must make sure they are not detracting from downtown, he said. Victoria’s streets-collection bylaw was written in 1977. In essence, the bylaw sets out the need for canvassing organizations to obtain permits, and canvassers to have identification. “Because the bylaw is now

significant restrictions – or even a total ban? Save the Children Canada has in the past contracted with Public Outreach, the main professional canvassing company in Victoria since 2005. “I think face-to-face (canvassing) provides an opportunity for people to be engaged in a way that makes them aware of not only what the charity is doing but also the broader issues,” said Cisely McWilliams, senior advisory for the charity. Should a canvasser be overly aggressive, a complaint to the company or charity should resolve the problem, she said. “You don’t want to be in a situation where the exception to the rule is an avenue to shut down charitable organizations.” Turning to professional fundraisers makes sense for many charities, added Greg Thomas, director of research for Charity Intelligence Canada. “The unfortunate thing for most professional fundraising organizations is the ones that make the news are those ones that are not cost efficient,” Thomas said. People don’t need to cross the street to avoid a canvasser, Public Outreach managing director Bryan McKinnon added. “They don’t want to talk to you if you don’t want to talk to them. If you just said ‘no thank you,’ – that’s it. … They are not going to block your way or chase after you.” rholmen@vicnews.com

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Home invader nabbed by dog A man is facing a break and enter charge and a leg wound after kicking in the front door of a house in In the 2100-block of Fair St. Nov. 26. The suspect, who is known to the homeowner, kicked in the front door to the residence and fled the scene prior to police arrival. The Saanich police department canine unit attended and tracked him to a nearby residence, where he was arrested. He was admitted to the Royal Jubilee Hospital for treatment for the dog bite to his leg.

Pricey bike lifted from UVic A $600-bicycle was stolen near the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Victoria on Nov. 26. The suspect cut the cable, which was missing from the scene where the 2011 Blue Norco Indi Hybrid bicycle was stolen. The Oak Bay Police department has attended several bicycle theft incidents from the Oak Bay Recreation Centre and UVic over the past several weeks. Police suggest owners purchase quality locks and lock their bicycles in a well-lit pedestrian friendly area.

Drunken visitor doesn’t get far At approximately 5 a.m. on Nov. 28, Oak Bay police received a report of an intoxicated male who entered a residence in the 2700-block of Cadboro Bay Rd. The man left the home before police found him disoriented on the sidewalk nearby. He was transported to the Victoria Sobering Centre.

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OUR VIEW

Canvassing rules a delicate balance In recent months charity canvassers on downtown streets have come under fire. Easily distinguishable from panhandlers – and for the most part, seasonal campaign workers – these folks frequently wear colourful vests or have other identifiable clothing and often hold clipboards. In general, they are not aggressive and politely ask if they might speak with passersby for a moment about a worthwhile program. What’s the big deal, right? People in the downtowns of larger cities and resort areas are accosted much more aggressively and regularly with coupons or leaflets for tourist attractions, eateries or other services. Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin and Coun. Shellie Gudgeon recently teamed up to ask city staff to revisit the 35-year-old bylaw relating to the use of sidewalks as solicitation space. The move was based largely on complaints from visitors about solicitations, voiced in Tourism Victoria exit surveys. There are already rules protecting the public from aggressive panhandling in the city. But the issue of streetside charity solicitations is not a safety issue. And no amount of legislation can possibly appease everyone with a low comfort level around this type of canvassing. Part of the city’s discussion will likely be around the kind of image we want to present to visitors. Another is the question of whether the city needs to limit the type of soliciting being done by charity groups, or the number of canvassers allowed at any given time. Discussion around the latter point could have implications for the numerous community groups who use sidewalks downtown and elsewhere around the region during fundraising campaigns, such as the Salvation Army, Royal Canadian Legion, Scouts and Girl Guides and others. In revisiting the wording of the bylaw, the city is responding to complaints, as it should. But councillors need to be careful that any new wording or rules don’t have unintended consequences that unfairly restrict community groups without a polished and paid sales force. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Will truth die on Deficit Hill? Whatever happens in the were really $2.8 billion in the red. provincial election five months from Not one to waste a good crisis, now, taxpayers should insist that it Campbell ordered the harmonized be the last spring vote. sales tax. Now I know this isn’t Now Premier Clark and sexy like the horse race Finance Minister Mike of popularity polls so de Jong are proposing loved by the TV news. to balance the budget But integrity of public and shut down the HST financial information money machine. is the next vital step in Clark gave a speech democratic reform, even in Coquitlam the day more important than before last week’s budget scheduled election dates. update, warning it “won’t And the B.C. tradition of be pretty.” And it’s not. In Tom Fletcher September the currenttabling untested election B.C. Views budgets, shutting down year deficit forecast the legislature and firing jumped above $1 billion, up the campaign buses has to end. largely due to a glut of natural gas. The B.C. Liberals are on track The latest update pushed it near to surpass the NDP on fudge-it $1.5 billion. budgets, having put millions into Natural gas royalties are bumping TV ads that insist the 2013 budget along the bottom, no big change will struggle into the black. This is there. But now coal prices and the hill on which Christy Clark has shipments are down, and a slow chosen to die. real estate market has pinched the Glen Clark set the modern bar flow of cash from Bill Vander Zalm’s with his 1996 election budget. After legacy, the property purchase tax. a run of red ink, it conjured a tidy I erred in a previous column, little surplus that helped the NDP saying this year’s deficit is partly squeak out a win over the plaiddue to a staged repayment of shirted Gordon Campbell. federal HST transition money. Campbell’s noisy exit had its Not so. That entire $1.6 billion roots in his 2009 fudge-it budget, was booked in last year’s budget, which clung to an outdated pushing that deficit to a record $3 $500-million deficit forecast that billion. This means the current $1.5 had already melted down along billion bleeder is based strictly on with banks, auto makers and U.S. current revenues, debt servicing real estate. After the election, and spending. British Columbians found out we So how is this sucking chest

wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than $100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S., our only current energy export customer, is developing its own huge shale gas and shale oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle, sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old provincial sales tax returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition back to PST last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudge-it budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS

A disaster by any other name Re: Flood was no disaster (Letters, Nov. 28). As a resident of Bowker Avenue my basement received about two feet of water and our adjoining suite was seriously damaged. I’ve had time now to look back on that day, and I think the most overwhelming thing that stands out for my family was how discourteous the municipal workers behaved. Apart from the operations manager, other workers gave us no information, no directions, no timeframe of when the water would stop. My daughter climbed out of a ground floor window to escape the water that was pouring in, yet none of the workers informed her of what was happening. When I arrived home to the mess a worker asked me where I was going,

not even considering I may live there, let alone consider I may have family and animals inside to get to. Another concern that all the residents shared that day was how long it took before power was shut off. Most of us were slogging through the water trying to rescue any valuables we could, and for me that included artwork by my children, letters, Christmas ornaments and photos. It took a neighbour to call the fire department, which in my mind should have been the first response from the municipal workers. It was the firemen who sandbagged, who courteously went door-to-door offering help, it was the firemen who pumped the water from our yards, and all in a calm and caring manner. A letter to the Oak Bay News alluded to the fact that this was no disaster.

I’m not sure if we need to quibble over that. I’m surprised someone would have the time to worry over such a thing. However it has taught me a good lesson that if any sort of “disaster” should occur that we need to rely on ourselves, at least to some degree. The evacuation process was slow for most of us and then in the end after being sent to local hotels until power was restored there was conflict between government and the district as to who was paying the bill. These are small worries that most of us didn’t want to be dealing with. Our work will continue for a long while to restore our homes as they were, but in the meantime a simple apology or some contact from the municipality would go a long way. Marilyn Lapointe Oak Bay

Improve transit Oak Bay Fire Dept. management commended for effort I will agree with your statement that for B.C. Transit to unveil this new model of community bus was ill-timed (Our View, Nov. 28). As for the comment, “provocative at worst,” I believe that was the whole idea for doing it at that time. If we can start a full blown strike between transit and the unions, then we have something that will deflect attention away from the government by creating anger against the transit workers. This will also help transit reduce spending since they do not pay the workers when they are on strike. This would demonstrate a reason behind why transit did this. Is it good management to provoke your employees and at the same time set an example by announcing that you are going to spend money on something that has not been approved yet? We have not heard anything from the government, who are the shareholders of this corporation. It would appear as though these representatives, through their silence, approve. This is not a good example of good management. Maybe this is why so many of our Crown corporations are in trouble. Jim Bates Saanich

I would like to thank the Oak Bay Firefighters for their response and leadership taken during the flood on Bowker Avenue on Nov. 20. The way they handled the distribution of sandbags and going into yards to see if anything could be done was appreciated. They brought a sense of relief

that someone cared about the circumstances of the people involved and I would like the people of Oak Bay to know that we are lucky to have such a great number of caring people on our force. Thanks again to you all. Diane Heavener Oak Bay

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Better Vision for Older Adults As one of today’s “older adults” you probably enjoy a more active lifestyle than people of your age ever have before, and your vision plays a major role in your lifestyle. You use your eyes while driving, enjoying recreational activities; reading; watching television; and performing many tasks that keep you living independently and productively. As you mature, you may begin noticing subtle changes in your vision. Although they may cause some concern, some vision changes are normal and only a few conditions are sight threatening. Here are some suggestions to help you understand your age-related vision limitations and compensate for them: 1. You will probably need more light for reading and other close tasks. Move a lamp closer to you or use a brighter bulb. 2. Amber/brown tinted lenses can reduce glare from sunlight. 3. When taking medication, be sure to read the label carefully and follow directions. Take your medication in a well-lit room to avoid confusing of mixing up medications. 4. Side vision and reaction time may reduce with age, so keep this in mind while you are driving or walking near traffic. 5. Limit night driving to well-lit roads; keep headlights and windshields clean; and be sure to keep you eyeglasses clean. Age related vision changes can’t be prevented, but they need not mean you must give up activities like driving or reading. By practicing good general health habits and having regular Optometric eye examinations, you should be able to continue enjoying an active, productive and independent life. For more information on your vision needs and eye health, contact your Optometrist.

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Victoria amateur cook Stephen Childs, whose chipotle chili bites captivated the taste buds of TV judges on Recipe to Riches, heads to the Big Smoke this week as he vies for the top prize of $250,000. However, there’ll be no cooking involved for the season finale in Toronto, which airs next week on Food Network Canada. Online public voting, starting today (Dec. 7) and ending Friday, will determine the overall champ among the seven category winners. Through the whole process of going on TV, having his likeness appear on a President’s Choice package containing his now-marketed food creation, and qualifying for the big prize, Childs said he’s been taken back to his childhood. His father died from cancer 10 years ago, and Childs has found himself transported back to experiences of going to diners together with his dad and cooking in the kitchen as a kid with his parents. “I have some wonderful memories around the family and food,” he said, noting

September’s savoury snacks episode of Recipe to Riches to the Mustard Seed food bank. “That sort of came out of the first idea, of both my wife and I entering this year, us asking ‘What would we do if we won?’” he said. “It’s money out of nowhere and you don’t get that very often in life.” He pointed out that every dollar donated to the food bank can buy $3 worth of food. “That’s a pretty significant investment and return for them.” Regardless of how Don Descoteau/News staff the final turns out The cooking is done for Stephen – he admitted it really Childs of Vic West, who is up against is largely out of his six other finalists for the $250,000 hands – he hopes to grand prize on Food Network encourage more people Canada’s Recipes to Riches contest. to look at donating to charity at this time of year. that he is creating new food Votes will be accepted at memories with his wife and recipetoriches.ca between 9:01 young daughter. a.m. PST Wednesday (Dec. Last week, Childs extended 5) to 1:59 p.m. Friday (Dec. his good fortune into the 7). The final episode airs on community, donating $3,000 Wednesday, Dec. 12. of the $25,000 he won on editor@vicnews.com

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Recent renovations at Eclectic Hair Studio and Day Spa, in the heart of Oak Bay, paved the way for a more personal level of service. “The service we provide is more than just relaxing,” esthetician Deirdre Buckingham said. “It’s therapeutic, and there is an art to making it that way.” Buckingham specializes in massage and body treatments at the spa, and has personalized that service through the use of an array of organic body oils, sugar scrubs and moisturizing lotions. She’s also introduced a lava shell massage. That procedure involves using smooth, heated shells as a conduit to infuse warmth and relax the muscles as a precursor to a deep massage. Frederick Roesner, the spa’s owner, is the driving force behind the business’s inventive approach. He’s the primary hairdresser at Eclectic who honed his art as he travelled and worked all over the world. The spa had a major facelift in August of this year when the massage and other esthetic services such as facials, waxing manicures and pedicures were moved up from the lower level to a more spacious boutique salon on the main floor. That portion of the shop was also given a private entrance. “The spa and hairdressing salon are still joined, but with separate entrances and a much



 

 

 













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They’re joined by the Oak Bay police to ensure that everyone has a safe celebration. Less apparent, but equally important are the Public Works department workers who are on site to ensure that the beach is left in its pre-event pristine condition at night’s end. “It’s a family event that tells us that Christmas isn’t far off,” said Mayor Nils “It’s a family Jensen. He’ll be helping event that tells us to judge the boats to that Christmas isn’t determine who will win this year’s prizes. far off.” “We (the - Mayor Nils Jensen municipality) are happy to assist, but the real thanks has to go to the people who take the time to decorate their boats and participate in the parade. Some of those boats are spectacular.” That decorating can take months to execute. Take Don Craigmyle’s boat, Pegasus. An engineer by training, Craigmyle has computerized his display and has, in past, included animated, prancing reindeer as part of his decorations. “He spends a long time preparing,” Adams said. “But even the less elaborate displays will take a day or two to put up.” Adams said that it’s still possible for boats to join in the parade. “They can go to rvyc.bc.ca to register and get instructions and registration is free.” She’s excited that this year’s event may even include a group of sea kayaks.

“You don’t have to be a Yacht Club member to participate,” she said. After the parade, all the participants are invited to a dinner at the Yacht Club where prizes for the best decorations are awarded. Brian Shorter, parade organizer, is expecting record crowds, and emphasized that the event is only cancelled if winds exceed 30 kilometres an hour. “Even then they are invited to see the boats at the Yacht Club,” he said. Further information on the Sea of Lights and other activities of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club can be found at rvyc.bc.ca. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Old time radio returns to the stage this holiday season with the premiere of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Hitchhiker’s is the latest production from local company This is Twisted Theatre, which stays true to its theme of staging serial shows based on old radio plays. “Dec. 28 is the launch of a season based on the original Hitchhiker’s story,” said Theodore Sherman, who is behind the company with local actor and comedian Rod Peter Jr. “We’ll follow (Hitchhiker’s) traditional story arc and aim to have the second show out for Feb. 1 and 2.” Episode I debuts Dec. 28 and 29 in the Maritime Museum’s Vice Admiralty Courtroom, better known as the home of the “Hanging Judge” Matthew Baillie Begbie. When Sherman and Peter first settled on the courtroom as Twisted’s new venue, they debated as to which production

to offer. The Victorian charm of the courtroom screamed Sherlock Holmes, another series popularized by 1930s and ‘40s radio. But the comedic sell of Hitchhiker’s wasn’t to be argued with. The two grads of Vic High’s theatre program have had an interest in radio plays since their days as actors with Atomic Vaudeville, though Sherman’s mostly been behind the stage. “We might still add in some short sketches if things go well, possibly a serial short to start the shows,” Peter said. “But Hitchhiker’s is the headliner.” The Hitchhiker’s franchise began as a BBC radio comedy in the 1970s and is therefore less “old-timey” than Twisted’s usual material. The company debuted out of Intrepid Theatre in 2011 with a monthly show of sketches, including spin offs of 1940s shows such as Batman, to the serial adventure series and 2011 Fringe hit Tara Firm and the Lunar Chronicles. For fans familiar with The Hitchhiker’s saga, expect the story to echo the books and

their toes all night as all six actors are multicast. Wall also appears as a sperm whale, McLeod as the alien PhouchG and a bar maid. Exactly how Marvin the depressed robot will be presented will be a bit of a surprise as it is still in discussion. Tickets are available for the Dec. 28 and 29 shows through the Maritime Museum.

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Actors Derek Wall, left, and Jessica McLeod work on a scene from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in the courtroom of the Maritime Museum. movie, rather than the original BBC radio score. Like its directors, Twisted’s cast for Hitchhiker’s is relatively young, with 20-somethings Derek Wall as protagonist Arthur Dent and Jessica McLeod as love

interest Trillian McMillan. It’s Wall’s first show in town after five years in Thunder Bay, and is a departure from the camera for McLeod, who has a growing film resume on IMDB.com. Wall and McLeod will be on

• The Vice Admiralty Courtroom previously hosted shows by Urban Arts and has been used in an official capacity as a Canadian tax court in the past 10 years. • Theodore Sherman learned about the courtroom as a venue through museum marketing director Kristy Fallon. The two once worked at the same grocery store. • All but one of Hitchhiker’s cast members has read the novel series, a trilogy in five books. • Twisted Theatre is the ongoing advancement of Peter from actor to creative director and producer. sports@vicnews.com

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Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with family and friends at Alix Goolden Hall tonight (Dec. 5) at 7 p.m. Enjoy the beloved tale A Christmas Carol read by your favourite CBC personalities featuring Shelagh Rogers, Arthur Black and Bob McDonald with music by the St. Andrew’s Family Choir, Open Door Choir at Our Place and The Victoria Good News Choir with Louise Rose. Tickets, $15/adult and $5/child, are available at Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave., Lyle’s Place, 770 Yates St., Ditch Records, 784 Fort St. and online at eventbrite.com. All proceeds benefit Our Place Society.

Dressed in his old-style robes, Father Christmas will be part of the magical experience in the Royal B.C. Museum’s Old Town, Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 7 to 23. Share holiday wishes and have a photo taken in this special setting. Included with admission or membership at the Royal B.C. Museum. Extra fee for photos.

No problem for this Maria and her operatic family The Victoria Operatic Society’s Sound Of Music runs Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the McPherson Playhouse. Tickets start at $21; discount available for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the McPherson Box Office 250386-6121 or online at rmts.bc.ca.

Christmas Events at First Metropolitan United Church First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., offers a diverse approach to the season of Advent and Christmas, which began Dec. 2 with the traditional Christian tradition of the lighting of the Advent Candle, and continues through New Year’s Day. One of the anticipated highlights will be this year’s Among Angels theme for the annual Candlelight and Carols pageant, inspired by rising young Victoria composer Sarah Quartel’s Snow Angel. Carols in the Candlelight and Among Angels is on Dec. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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Mixed-use development approved at Oak Bay border Abstract Developments will replace its headquarters at the corner of Oak Bay Avenue and Foul Bay Road with a four-storey mixed development building. Victoria city council approved the application after a recent public hearing. The development, called Village Walk, is expected to break ground next spring and be complete by early 2014. It will contain 22 residential units and 5,800 square feet of commercial space, including retail and office. Abstract will relocate the rental units to be demolished above the company’s existing first-floor office. Though technically within Victoria, the developer also sought approval from Oak Bay council because the building borders on the municipality. rholmen@vicnews.com

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SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Tour de Victoria gets a new date With a change of date, Ryder Hesjedal will be able to join his namesake Tour de Victoria cycling event for 2013. The third annual Tour de Victoria, a mass participation event, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22. It marks a departure from the final weekend of June’s Victoria International Cycling Festival. Organizers say the new date aligns with other Pacific Northwest cycling events, and al;ows Hesjedal the opportunity to attend.

Mason Swift of the Mount Doug Rams flies over the Vancouver College Fighting Irish defensive line to score a touchdown in the 2012 Subway Bowl at B.C. Place on Saturday (Dec. 1). Swift was the MVP of the Rams’ 51-14 victory. “Making a jump is always in your mind at the (goal line),” he said. Photo by Christian J. Stewart Photography

Rams still on top Mason Swift named MVP of championship game for second year running

rampaged through the playoffs with wins of 45-20 and 41-15. The biggest scare of the season came on Oct. 13, when the Rams suffered a last minute 52-49 loss to the W.J. Mouat Hawks. That day Maleek Travis Paterson Irons rushed against the Rams at will for 491 News staff yards and scored five touchdowns. To put it in perspective, the Rams’ total offensive gains Their offence was never in question. in the Subway Bowl is said to be just over 500 No team held the Mount Douglas Rams below yards. 40 points scored this season, but it wasn’t until “It had a lot to do with trust,” Swift said. “We the playoffs that the Rams’ finally stopped the eventually filled the holes and kept to our assignbleeding in their own end. ments.” With the defence in place, the Rams steamAway from the football field, Swift and some rolled to their second-straight AAA high school of the Grade 12s had a challenging weekend tryfootball championship, blowing out the Vancou- ing to prepare for a Biology 12 midterm, which ver College Fighting Irish 51-14 in the 2012 Sub- they wrote Monday morning. Academically, way Bowl at B.C. Place on Saturday (Dec. 1). Swift wants to keep his options open, and that “Our D-line took leaps and bounds from the includes sciences, as well as which university beginning of the season to the end,” said Grade he’ll play football for. 12 linebacker Mason Swift. “By the end, (opposCanadian schools want him, but Swift is holding) quarterbacks didn’t have time to throw and ing out hope for a spot down south. running backs didn’t have space.” “I’m not actually sure if there’s a deadline but The 6-foot, 210-pound running back was named I’m hoping to get some attention with Team B.C. Subway Bowl MVP for the second time in two (U18) when we travel to Texas in January.” years, namely for punching in four touchdowns Team B.C. holds another round of tryouts against the Irish on Saturday. He’s a renowned later this week and will soon cut from 60 to 40 offensive star in B.C. high school football, and players. Making the team should be a formalis credited as “the ity for Swift, however, heart and soul” of as he was Team B.C.’s the 2012 team by running back in 2011. Rams coach Mark He will likely have a Townsend. spot somewhere in Swift downplays the back field, perhis second Subway haps beside Irons. Bowl MVP, sayMarcus Davis and ing it has to go to other Rams are also the winning team, vying for a spot on though he recogTeam B.C. nizes its benefit on As the Rams look the resumé. back on their second It’s easier for him B.C. title, some of the to admit the Rams key pieces stand out lagged defensively a little more, Swift Photos by Christian J. Stewart Photography included. Swift’s leadat the start of the season, especially Offensive lineman Matt Power lifts the 2012 ership cannot be since his team Subway Bowl trophy with teammates. replaced, Townsend

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Marcus Davis “jukes” during his 65-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. said. There may not be another Mason Swift on the Mount Doug Rams, but his attitude and discipline will live on as an example through other players, part of the Rams “family” that Swift has become so fond of in the last four years. “I’ve come to realize how much it doesn’t matter how well I do, it’s about earning the win with the boys, and honestly, if the team doesn’t win you won’t get the MVP, so it’s all about the W.” Saturday’s win marked the Rams third B.C. championship in four years, icluding their 2009 AA win. Graduating this year is a crop of star players destined for the CIS, and possibly NCAA. Leading the way are Mason Swift at running back, Brian Dowds at receiver and Mitch Pearse at strong safety. Also gaining interest are defensive tackle Peter Allan and defensive lineman Sasha Shurvin, as well as offensive lineman Matt Power, who “played his finest game in his final high school game,” on Saturday, earning the Rams’ Lineman of the Game, Townsend said. Grade 11s Marcus Davis and quarterback Ashton MacKinnon return for 2013 to lead a team that will compete for a three-peat. “I don’t like to make predictions but, I will say we’ll have a competitive team that is going to work their butts off to get to the Subway Bowl in 2013,” Townsend said. sports@vicnews.com

Hardcourt hardship over for Chargers The Camosun Chargers men’s basketball team finally chalked up a tally in the win column Friday and then again on Saturday. The hungry Chargers squad narrowly defeated the visiting Kwantlen Eagles 86-85 on Friday. Drake Downer led the way with 20 points.Trevor Scheurmann led the Chargers on Saturday with 17 points in the 105-88 win over the Columbia Bearcats. In women’s play the Chargers lost 64-59 to the Eagles on Friday but won 71-35 over the Bearcats on Saturday. The men enter the PacWest break at 2-6, the women at 3-5.

Castaway Wanderers outduel James Bay Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers premier men’s rugby team struck back at James Bay with a tight 16-14 win at MacDonald Park on Saturday. The win goes towards this season’s Barnard Cup Island championship schedule. The Bays beat CW earlier this season, 28-23 at Windsor Park. B.C.’s premier rugby season enters a break, and returns on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a tripleheader at Westhills Stadium. Representative Vancouver sides will challenge an Island rep team for the Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cup (premier women), Dunbar Keg (U20 men) and McKechnie Cup (premier men).


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The Oak Bay Barbers boys volleyball team made no assumptions about how far it could go this year. At least, not out loud. But it’s no shock to co-coach Rick Wutzke, as the Barbers repeated as the 2012 AAA champions at UBC-Okanagan. The Barbers defeating the Kelowna Owls in three straight sets of the final on Saturday (Dec. 1), finishing the provincial tournament undefeated despite going in ranked third. “We lost some games this year but I’m not surprised (we are B.C. champs),” Wutzke said. “Eight of the 12 Barbers are from the same group from Lansdowne middle school that won the national club championship in their Grade 8 year. “It’s been a fun ride with these guys, it’s quite the talented group.” For the Barbers, it’s the second straight B.C. title and the third in seven years, having won it in 2006. This year may have started different, but it ended the same. “We told the guys, you have to remember everybody wants to knock us off; as soon as you let your guard down they’re ready to jump on you,” Wutzke said. That’s been the mentality from the outset this year, as the Barbers entered every gym wearing a target, the talk of the province. The key was finding a way to replace the graduated stars from the 2011 team such as 6-foot-6 Alex Swiatlowksi to the UBCOkanagan Heat, Ryan Marcellus to the Camosun Chargers and Nick Stefanakis to the VIU Mariners. That was done with 6-foot-7 middle Graeme Prendergast (Grade 12), and the continued growth of players such as Dan Phillips, Sawyer Stein and Talon Rimmer. They all supported the team’s big three of setter Leon Young, power hitters Elion Wong and Lars Bornemann, who was

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Oak Bay’s Leon Young, right, falls back to Earth after delivering a spike past Elgin Park’s blocker during the AAA boys volleyball quarterfinals in Kelowna on Friday. named the most outstanding player of the provincial tournament for the second-straight year. Though the 2012 Barbers weren’t able to run undefeated through the tournament and regular season as they did in 2011, they were just as good. “We lost about four games along the way, at crucial times,” Wutzke said, “spots where we shouldn’t have lost but we did, but it’s all character building.” By crucial, Wutzke is referring to the Barbers getting knocked out of the UBC and Thompson Rivers tournaments early this season. The route to the provincial final saw Oak Bay defeat Island rivals Dover Bay in Game 1 of the playoffs on Thursday, Elgin Park in the quarterfinals on Friday morning and, Moscrop in the semifinals on Friday night. It set up a rubber match final between the Barbers and Kel-

owna Owls, with each having defeated each other once in previous meetings this season. Oak Bay won in straight sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22.

The Lansdowne pipeline Wutzke, a retired teacher who co-coaches the Barbers with Oak Bay science teacher Al Carmichael, has brought many players through the Lansdowne pipeline, and there’s another crew coming to the Barbers, led by budding Grade 10 star Kyle Borden. It’s where Young, Wong and Bornemann all came from. “Six of the guys on the junior team that won the B.C. Summer Games last year (U15) and were second in the club provincials will be Barbers,” Wutzke said. Barbers Noah Harris, Kieran Atkinson, Chris Dzoiba and Isaac Walters were also key members of the 2012 championship. sports@vicnews.com

St. Michaels Jags, Oak Bay Bays fall short at provincials Consider it both a solid season, and an off-year for the south Island’s boys soccer teams at AAA and AA provincials in Burnaby Nov. 19 to 24. The St. Michaels Blue Jaguars boys soccer season ended with a 1-0 loss to the Summerland Rockets in the quarterfinals of the AA provincials on Nov. 20. The Jags went 1-1-1 in round robin play, finishing second in their pool, as they tied Kamloops’ Sa-Halali nil-nil, defeated Delta’s Sands 1-0 and lost to Burnaby’s Cariboo Hill 2-0. Following the loss to Summerland, the Jags fell 1-0 to Smithers in the

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UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS Food Fair & hot lunch, + sale of homemade perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht, Christmas breads, pastries, preserves and kobassa. Wheelchair access. Free admission. Sat, Dec. 8th, 11am-2pm. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Hall, 1110 Caledonia Ave. 250-384-2255.

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 ed on Forrester Street and remains unidentiďŹ ed. If you have any information about the driver or vehicle that ed the scene, please contact GAVIN in conďŹ dence at 250-3846262

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LEGALS WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling: 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA

Owner S. Lowrie 2G1WFS2E129126349 2000 DODGE DAKOTA Owner K. Intile 1B7GG22X4YS737377 Will be sold on December 12, 2012. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm. WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling: 2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM

Owner T. Sutherland 1G2NE65M196477 2004 HYUNDIA ELANTRA Owner K. Howard KMHDN55D54U114159 2000 CHEVROLET S-10 1GCCS1443Y8170635 Owner G. Eddy Will be sold on December 19, 2012. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm. 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 ed the scene, please contact GAVIN @250384-6262 or gmather@awslaw.ca.

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LEATHER SLEIGH BED w/800 Coil Euro-Top Q/Size Mattress $599., K/S Pocket Coil Mattress Set $599.; Asst Mattresses $99.; Wooden Dinettes $159. Cherry Solid Pine Dresser & Mirror $399.; Leather Recliners $199.; Asst Mirrors & Lamps from $20.; Bookcases $99.; Heaters, Axes, Tools, Hdwe! Storewide Liquidation, While Stock Lasts! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Mon-Sat 9-5.

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FRIENDLY FRANK 25” TOSHIBA flat screen TV, $25 obo. Call 250-381-7774 (evenings). BALL ROOM dance shoes, ladies size 8, black & silver, $40/each. Call 250-592-5644. EVENING VELVET coat, (brand new), black, size large. $90 obo. Call (778)440-6628. KENMORE MICRO Oven, Circular Wave, 1100 watts, $60 obo. Call (250)477-5798. LARGE BIRD cage in good shape. $15. (250)595-5734. MEDIUM SIZED garbage can on wheels, good condition, $12. Call (250)656-1640. RCA TV, 33” screen, excellent condition, $50 obo. Call (250)595-8215. RUSSIAN BOOT polish, army shoulder bag, set of K-Nex, $20/each. (778)265-1615.

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FLORENCE LAKE, 2 yr old 1 bdrm ground level suite, large mudroom, F/S, W/D, & micro. 2 priv entrances w/ sunroom & patio on 1 acre prop. Utils incl. (No Smokers), small pet ok, $950. Dec. 1. 250-391-1967. GORGE-HARRIET. Quiet, large 1 bdrm, grd level, priv ent, utils incl’d. N/S, N/P, $735/mo. Call 250-384-0460 (leave a message). UVIC AREA, 2 bdrm, $1050 mo incls all utils, N/S, N/P, avail immed, 250-721-4040. UVIC/CAMOSUN area, 2 bdrm, priv ent, N/P, N/S, $900. Avail immed. (250)477-6652.

BUFFET/ HUTCH, solid wood 18”Dx50”Wx79”H, red/brown tone, $245. (250)380-8733.

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

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

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✭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.

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

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

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

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

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

ELECTRICAL

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. REPLACE THAT old fence! Reliable, honest, BBB. PH# (250)886-1596, simplyfencing.ca

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

GARDENING

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

(250)590-9653.ELECTRICIAN 20 yrs + exp. Residential: New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. $40./hr. Senior’s Discount. Lic.#3003.

CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP? Hedge need a haircut? Tree need a trim? Call Michael at (250)588-9367.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071 SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.

WRIGHT MOVING. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Free Est’s. Call Phil (250)383-8283.

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

INSULATION

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.

DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

HANDYPERSONS

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

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

QUALITY INSULATION blown fiberglass. Affordable rates. (250)896-6652.

ON POINT PAINTING. Polite, clean cut crew. Professional results. Call (250)744-4927.

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

250.388.3535

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

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

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.

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. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-812-3213, 250-590-2929. WINDOW & Gutter Cleaning, minor repairs. Comm/Res. Insured, free est. (250)881-3684

Crossword

Sudoku

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

Today’s Solution

Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall pruning, clean-up. Blackberry, ivy rmvl. 24yrs exp.

250-361-6193- NO job too Small or too Large! We do it all. Visa ok. Reasonable rates.

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

DIAMOND DAVE GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING AT FAIR PRICES! 250-889-5794.

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OAK BAY NEWS - Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Art on the Avenue Oak Bay Village comes alive for the ninth annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk and Ottavio Tasting Evening. Not limited to art galleries, shops throughout Oak Bay Village will open their doors between 6 and 8 p.m.,

Thursday, Dec. 6 to feature artists in attendance, special receptions, evening shopping and seasonal treats. For more details on festivities during the Oak Bay Christmas Festival go to visitoakbayvillage.ca. editor@oakbaynews.com

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