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Tree takes a tumble Pete Friesen, owner of Top Notch Tree Service, removes dismembered pieces of a tree at the University of Victoria, after strong winds uprooted the estimated 150-year-old Garry oak. Gusts reaching upwards of 93 km/h struck southern Vancouver Island. The felling of the tree at UVic, which occurred around 7:45 a.m., blocked one lane of traffic on Finnerty Road, resulting in a fourhour closure of Finnerty between Ring and Sinclair roads until the debris was cleaned up. Nobody was injured as a result of the tree falling. Kyle Slavin/News staff

Regulating beauty, taste in development Review of Floor Area Ratio report fills council chambers

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During a review of a report on building size limits, Oak Bay architect Franc D’Ambrosio kept the mood light, for what could have been an emotionally-charged follow up to community concerns over so-called “monster homes.” “Has anyone seen the movie Being John Malkovich?” D’Ambrosio said to a packed house during a committee of the whole meeting Monday night (Dec.

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they also have to be acknowledged as very crude, hatchet sculpting … whereas the effect on neighbours and the populous in general, the experience of the street, is a surgical process. It’s very, very small scale. It’s very personal and very emotional. … What bothers people about change is change itself, but also the nature of the impact of that change on the outside.” The gross floor area regulations review, prepared by director of building and planning, Roy Thomassen, provided an overview of the current size restrictions and presented six potential options to consider. The

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The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) will soon take on more geographic responsibilities, as four members from the Saanich Police Department join the team. The announcement came at Monday night’s Saanich council meeting from Mayor Frank Leonard, who also chairs the Saanich police board. “This is consistent with our philosophy. We really want a strong, community-based department, and that’s the front end of policing, but we’ve always looked for ways that the support and specialized services be integrated,” Leonard said. The agreement will see three uniformed officers and one civilian employee join the Island-wide unit. Sgt. Dean Jantzen, speaking on behalf of Chief Const. Mike Chadwick, says the removal of three investigative officers from the department will not adversely affect Saanich residents. “We will not be compromising our investigative capacity,” he said. Under an existing contract, the Saanich police department investigates many crimes that occur in Oak Bay. Oak Bay’s deputy police chief, Kent Thom, says that contract will remain, however, major crimes in Oak Bay will now be investigated by VIIMCU members. “Our understanding is Saanich’s decision to join VIIMCU means we’re going to be taken into the fold,” Thom said. Oak Bay will not be contributing officers to the unit. Leonard says while the decision to join was up to Chadwick, he still needs the blessing of the Saanich police board and council come budget season next year. Saanich taxpayers will be on the hook for an estimated $400,000 per year as part of joining VIIMCU. “That’s almost half a per cent of a tax increase,” the mayor said. “Sometimes (council) will be split at the municipal budget side on decisions that are $5,000 and $6,000. This is (financially) a difficult decision.” Jantzen said there is really no rationale for deciding to join the team in 2013, other than to say now VIIMCU has a proven track record elsewhere on the Island. “It’s not that we’ve been ignoring (VIIMCU) up to now. We’ve been watching what they’re doing,” he said. “When you drill right down, rather than the chief asking for (money in the budget for) four new constables, he asked to join this unit to invest in this increased investigative capacity.” Rumours have been circulating for years about Saanich police joining VIIMCU. In November 2011, Jantzen told the News that talks were underway. “There’s been no dramatic change in philosophy … we’ve reviewed this on a yearly basis since (VIIMCU’s) inception,” he said in 2011. “We now believe the factors exist where there is a net benefit to our community.” Eighteen officers currently make up the integrated unit, formed in 2007. Six come from Victoria, two from the West Shore RCMP, and the remaining 10 are from various Island RCMP detachments. – with files from Black Press

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Workers lower the former E&N rail station roof into its resting spot at the Ogden Point terminal. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority plans to reuse the roof.

Rail station roof on the move Roszan Holmen

A contractor dismantled the brick structure over several days last week. On Wednesday, a crane After roughly 30 years keeping removed the roof, which was Victoria’s passenger railway trucked to Ogden Point overnight station dry, the steeply-sloped to avoid traffic. B.C. Hydro helped roof of the iconic brick building out by lifting some power lines is in storage, awaiting one of two along the route. possible fates. The roof will be stored at Ogden Last week, Greater Victoria Point likely until next year, when Harbour Authority demolished the the harbour authority expects to former VIA station, but preserved use it for a new building. its roof for future use. The new facility will be built “We thought it was a very iconic to be “sympathetic to the look structure and we and feel that it had wanted to see it “We thought it was previously,� said saved in Victoria,� Grad. a very iconic structure The location and said harbour authority CEO and we wanted to see purpose of the new Curtis Grad. “We’re building, however, it saved in Victoria.� very pleased to be are still up in the air. - Curtis Grad selected by the City It could be placed of Victoria to take by Fisherman’s care of this city asset.� Wharf and used as a commercial Grad submitted the winning plan venue. in response to a city request for Curtis’ preferred option, proposals to remove the rail ticket however, would be to build it office near the east entrance to the at Ogden Point. There, it would Johnson Street Bridge. house cruise passengers waiting to The historic-looking station, board a tourist boat. actually built in the 1980s, hadn’t The GVHA plans to build a been in use since summer 2011. multi-purpose float at Ogden The rail bridge that spanned the Point next year. The float will harbour was removed earlier this serve as a launching point for a year. water shuttle to transport cruise The harbour authority agreed to passengers downtown, or for salvage the roof and remove the sightseeing excursions such as construction debris at no cost to whale watching. the city. News staff





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Lesley Blackman, left, Rob Jennings, Keith Elwood and Barbara Di Lucca with Isabelle Koopmans, 3, and Sophianna Koopmans, 5, and their green friend The Grinch prepare for a community sing-along this Saturday.

Traditional carolling returns to Estevan Santa promises to make a special appearance Tim Collins News staff

At its best, Christmas is about children, families and community all coming together in a spirit of celebration. That traditional approach to the holiday is exactly what Estevan Village merchants Lesley Blackman, Rob Jennings and Marie Elwood embrace as they host a classic neighbourhood carolling event in Estevan Village (the corner of Estevan and Musgrave). It’s been an annual event in the Village since Blackman got the willing support of her fellow

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merchants in 2001, and it’s been Jingle Bells. growing in popularity every The Oak Bay High band will year. “It’s something we like to also be on hand to augment the do to support and give back to community’s voices. the community,� said Blackman. As a special treat, Rob JenElwood’s shop, nings, who has a Crumsby’s Cupand “It’s something we long-standing cakes, serves close relationship complimentar y like to do to support with Santa, has hot chocolate and and give back to the assured organiztreats and stays ers that the great open later to make community.� man himself will - Lesley Blackman other snacks availbe making an able after the appearance to event. Elwood also hosts a chil- greet the kids. Jennings regrets, dren’s craft corner where the though, that he may not be little ones can make their own around to see Santa in action, reindeer antlers. as he needs to hold the reinThe St. Philips Christmas deer while Santa’s busy with his Choir will lead the commu- duties. nity in song, and will proThe festivities kick off at Estevide hot apple cider to soothe van Village on Saturday, Dec. 8 tired voices, grown hoarse at 4 p.m. from one too many verses of


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Uplands golf tournament makes a difference Royal Jubilee Hospital a model for cardiac care Tim Collins News staff

For 35 years the Uplands Golf Club Heart Tournament has been an example of how a dedicated group of people can make a difference in a community. The annual tournament supports the cardiac care unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital and has raised $1.94-million since it was first held in 1977. “Proceeds from the tournament have gone to support the purchase of vital cardiac care equipment,” said John Matthews, Uplands Golf Club General Manager. “They have one of the finest units in the country at Royal Jubilee, and I like to think that we’ve helped to make it that way.” He said that it’s a level of pride that’s shared by the entire Heart Tournament Committee, a collection of volunteers, golfers and non-golfers alike, who are united by their commitment to the hospital’s cardiac unit.

“It’s an interesting group,” said Susan Gee, Director of Communication for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, speaking of the committee. “Over the years they’ve developed some strong relationships with the surgeons and other staff at the unit. “They consult with the surgeons and staff to learn what equipment is needed, then go out and get it done.” In 2012 the tournament raised $140,000 for the purchase of three cell savers, vital heart surgery equipment. In previous years they have purchased everything from cardiac care beds to cardiac monitors and ECG machines. Matthews said the level of commitment tournament organizers have shown has a personal element. “They take pride in what they’ve helped to create,” he said. That’s especially true of the members of the tournament committee who have personal reasons to appreciate the quality of care at Royal Jubilee Hospital. John Martin, 70, is the current chair of the Heart Tournament Committee and worked for the event for four years when, on the long weekend of July 2012, he

Ian Barrodale suffered a bee sting. He began to experience what he thought was an allergic reaction to the sting and was confused because he’d never had a problem with insect stings in the past. “I’d been stung 100 times in my life, and never had a problem,” Martin said. He made his way to Royal Jubilee where he learned that he’d actually suffered a heart attack. “That surprised me even more. I’d never had heart problems of any kind,” he said. His surgery to install two stents to relieve an artery blockage hap-

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additional contribution to the cause in 2012 by purchasing an oximeter for the cardiac care unit, a piece of equipment for which Barrodale’s doctor had expressed a need. “I will never regret working for and supporting this cause,” said Barrodale. “Surgeons come from all over the world to study here. I would never wish someone a heart experience, but if you’re going to have one, this is a good place to be.” The Royal Jubilee heart health unit is internationally recognized for its care of patients who are receiving treatment for heart attacks and those who have undergone open-heart surgery. It’s a leader in providing intervention procedures, elder-friendly initiatives, and outpatient rehab programs. It is also a referral centre for residents all over Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia. Approximately 900 patients a year receive open heart surgery at Royal Jubilee. More information on the Heart Tournament can be found at

Area charities top performers nationally Don Descoteau News staff

Victoria Hospice and the B.C. Cancer Foundation are on a list of top performers among successful charities in Canada. A report released by charity watchdog Charity Intelligence Canada placed the two organizations on its Top Picks list for 2012, not only for their effective and efficient use of donor money, but their outcomes for the people they serve. “As a not-for-profit organization our donors are absolutely vital to being able to do the work we do in caring for people,” said Wendy Wainwright, interim executive director of Victoria Hospice. Engendering confidence in

people who both donate and whose loved ones are cared for at Hospice is important, she adds. “It really does speak to something that is very important to us, and that is honouring their wishes.” Being recognized by an independent agency for the way it not only stewards donated money, but makes a difference in people’s lives is significant, Wainwright said. “This is someone else saying ‘you’re doing what you’re saying you’re going to do.’” The B.C. Cancer Foundation funds the B.C. Cancer Agency’s research and patient care activities around the province, including the Deeley Research Centre in Victoria. It had approximately 110,000 donors at last count,

according to foundation president and CEO, Douglas Nelson. “We are honoured to have been selected as a Top Pick,” he said in a statement. “This is validation for all of our efforts to ensure effective management of donor dollars.” The ratings are based on performance in such areas as transparency, ratio of funding reserves to program costs, fundraising costs and salary information. Charity Intelligence is an organization that analyzes the financial picture of charities across Canada to help donors determine where their donations would be best used. For a complete list of Top Picks, visit


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It’s all about Oak Bay A brand new magazine focusing on a unique corner of Greater Victoria is set to hit the streets Dec. 14. Tweed opens the curtain on the fascinating and diverse community of Oak Bay, celebrating the locals, touring their impressive homes, visiting their stunning gardens and

Adam Gibbs poses with his entry, Fairy Lake fir, one of the winners in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 contest now on display at the Royal B.C. Museum. The contest is international but Gibbs’ image was taken near Port Renfrew. Don Denton/News staff

Wild, wild world on display Award-winning photographers’ wildlife work featured Daniel Palmer News staff

Living on Vancouver Island, it’s easy to pass by striking natural landscapes with no more than a fleeting glance. Beauty weaves its way through the Island with such frequency that road trips through pockets of old-growth Douglas firs can almost seem mundane. Yet one stroll through the Royal B.C. Museum’s 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and that calloused appreciation turns ethereal. “This is one of the finest photography exhibitions in the world,” Tim Willis, the museum’s exhibitions director said at the display’s opening on Friday.

Now in its 48th year, the curation is a joint venture between the Natural History Museum in London, England and BBC Worldwide. The images are on loan from the London museum. Judges sift through 48,000 submissions from professional and amateur photographers, selecting the best 100 images for display. “It’s really a big notch in your belt, because it’s been going for so long and it’s quite prestigious,” said B.C. resident Adam Gibbs. His shot of a lonely Douglas fir, clinging to life in the middle of Fairy Lake, is part of this year’s exhibition. “It’s actually just off the side of the road near Port Renfrew.” A former rock-climbing instructor, Gibbs, 48, took up photography as an excuse to get out in nature. “Hiking in alpine areas or on the coast, I get way more fun out of that then actually taking pictures,” he said.

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The overall winner was Nanoose Bay resident Paul Nicklen, who lowered himself into an ice hole in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, and snapped a sunlit mass of emperor penguins charging out of the water. The image was featured in the November issue of National Geographic. The photograph topped submissions from 98 countries in 19 categories. Willis said the museum is particularly proud of being the first to host the exhibition outside of London. “We were so surprised by the public reaction to this exhibition last year,” he said. “It’s both a testament to the quality of the presentation, but it’s also the power of these images. Some of them are very beautiful and some are just fascinating.” The exhibition runs until April 1 and is included with admission to the museum. For more information, visit royalbcmuseum.

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Lessons from grade school It’s been a bad few weeks for pedestrians in Greater Victoria. Last week a truck struck and killed an elderly woman crossing Douglas Street. On Tuesday morning, a pickup struck a man walking across a crosswalk on Fort Street. Later that night, Victoria police responded to three hit-and-runs involving pedestrians and vehicles, fortunately with only minor injuries reported. Each incident has its own circumstances, and in many cases drivers need to slow down and pay attention. But blame for pedestrians being hit can’t be entirely heaped on drivers – people need to be much more accountable for their own physical safety. In studies and observations by the Capital Region Traffic Safety Commission, pedestrians can be surprisingly cavalier about their personal well-being while crossing the street. In cases, pedestrians have activated flashing signs or walk signals, and crossed without so much as a sideways glance. With increasing frequency, people cross head-down while texting, emailing or watching videos on smartphones. Many people assume that because they have the legal right-of-way in a crosswalk, traffic will automatically come to a halt. That’s a dangerous game of chicken, and legal rights are cold comfort after being mowed down by a 2,000 kilogram speeding box of metal. It has been borne out in jurisdictions across North America that the “safer” a crosswalk is designed – flashing lights, high-visibility paint and lights embedded in crosswalk lines – the more pedestrians are hit. This may seem counterintuitive, but Alan Perry, vice-chair of the Capital Region Traffic Safety Commission, says that the safer people feel when crossing the road, the less attention they pay to traffic. Signalized crosswalks create a “force field” mentality, he says. For pedestrians, the answer to road safety comes from grade school lessons. Wear clothing that can be seen, look both ways before crossing the road, make eye contact with drivers and don’t step out in front of moving traffic. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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


Keep cool and conquer MS River Grace has a remedy for resident has lived with MS since multiple sclerosis. her 20s and only recently formuIt might not work for everylated a regime that has her up and body, but it’s working for running. her. And she’s positive “I was so depressed I it would benefit many was suicidal. I couldn’t people diagnosed with bear the thought of movMS. Even Minnesota Wild ing. Everything was an goalie Josh Harding, if he’s ordeal, just going the willing. bathroom was exhausting Last week Harding’s to think about.” story went national, bringShe needed a change, ing Jordan Sigalet’s story so she made one. back into the headlines. “In 2005 I wanted to Travis Paterson die. In 2006 I cut wheat Sigalet, the former Victoria Salsa (Grizzlies) goaland dairy from my diet Island Insider tender from 1999-2001 and ate more veggies and was diagnosed with MS it helped. It gave me the in 2004 while playing for Bowling energy I needed to start to exerGreen University. Journalists far cise.” and wide leaned on him for expert When she first hit the pool she analysis of what Harding is in for. could barely last 10 minutes. On the one hand, Harding could “I treaded water for two years dodge the worst of MS and live a before I swam. It took a long time relatively normal life. He could one for MS to weaken my muscles, and I day win a starting position in the had to get them back.” NHL, a promotion from his current Exercise as a form of treatment role as a backup. carries a modicum of controversy, On the other hand, his days as a and has been explored as a form of hockey player could be numbered. treatment for MS since the 1970s. They could be, but they don’t have Grace says she was told not to to be. And that’s a big jump from bother. “When I was diagnosed I 2004, when Sigalet was told he was told it would just get worse.” wouldn’t play hockey again. And And it did. Because she was yet he played professionally until taught to accept it, she says. 2009, a typical career for a goalie. But now she swears a simple The same words, in essence, regimen of diet change, vitamin were once told to Grace. She isn’t D and exercise has brought her a hockey player but she’s certainly from the depths of depression and become an athlete – in a non-tradiimmobility – the two most devastattional sense. ing symptoms of MS – to leading an The 62-year-old North Park Road active life with a positive outlook.

Grace swims at least four days a week. Each session is two hours of laps or aquafit. She’s also part of a Sunday morning group of swimmers, all of whom have MS. They benefit from the temperature control of water, as one of the common beliefs is that elevated body heat will activate MS symptoms. The water of Crystal Pool is actually too cold for Grace, and she wears a wetsuit. Anyone who has experienced the wondrous joys putting on a neoprene cover-all can appreciate Grace’s ability to get in and out of hers eight times a week. Grace’s life changes were so profound, she self-published a book detailing her story. “My main goal is to let people know they can get better. It breaks my heart that people don’t want to hear they can get better, or know they can get better,” she says. The book goes into scathing detail about MS drugs, which can run $15,000 to $40,000 per year, and did little for her, she says. If anything, they delayed her symptoms. Harding now faces the same serious choices of how to treat MS, while living up to his obligation as an NHL goaltender with a three year contract. Hopefully he can keep cool under all that hockey gear, and be one of the lucky ones who avoid the worst MS has to offer. - Travis Paterson is the Black Press regional sports reporter.

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Hop to it Getting wet for charity, members of Victoria’s technology community jump into the the water at Fisherman’s Wharf during the annual Harbour Hop. The fifth annual Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) Food Bank Challenge saw executives gather donations from staff and friends who wanted to see company leaders get wet and to raise funds for the Mustard Seed. Don Denton/News staff

LETTERS Many issues in byelection, not just sewage treatment Re: Pro-treatment candidate outvoted by others (Letters, Nov. 30) Writer Ron Johnson is what I would call a cherry picker – someone who will pick any minuscule detail and exploit it to the max to try to make a case for a weak position. He claims that the Victoria byelection was a referendum on secondary sewage treatment, and that more electors voted against it but their votes were split between the five unsuccessful candidates. Sorry Mr. Johnson, it was not a single issue byelection. Both the Green Party candidate and the NDP talked about the homelessness issue and the need for a national housing strategy. Anyone in Victoria would have to be living under a rock to not know the city has a homelessness problem and that many more people are one paycheque away from joining the homeless. There are no doubt lots of people angry at Stephen Harper for his recent changes to Old Age Security. You would also be hard pressed to miss the massive opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline and business dealings with China, with its poor human rights record. The Green Party campaigned on the

byelection advantage that people can vote for who they feel should win, not vote strategically. But no, Mr. Johnson argues, voters ignored all these other issues and voted based on who was for, or against, building a secondary sewage treatment facility. What about the 56 per cent of eligible voters who didn’t even bother to get to the polls at all on Nov. 26? Despite what Ron Johnson states in his letter, sewage treatment in Victoria did not become a national issue. The whole darn country is not concerned with issues here. Nobody in Medicine Hat, Alta. or Killaloe, Ont. or Saint John, N.B. are losing any sleep fretting over whether the treatment centre is built or what it will cost. Andre Mollon Langford

Financial plan lacking for sewage project Ten of 14 members on the Capital Regional District’s sewage committee are itching to push taxpayers into a huge financial black hole with the CRD’s treatment project, despite the lack of a sensible, conservative financial strategy. B.C. promises to pay its one-third share of the $783-billion cost when the project is finished – after the CRD proves it

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Our Place opens for weekend meals Grant money allows for longawaited service Don Descoteau News staff

Given the popularity of weekday meal service at Our Place – more than 1,200 are served daily Monday to Friday – the absence of weekend service at the Pandora Avenue facility has been a large problem for those in need. The ability to offer lunch for the city’s street community and others living in poverty has been a goal for quite a while for the non-profit Our Place Society,

admits executive director Don Evans. “Weekends are a challenge for people to find meals,” he said. “There’s a few places that have sporadic (soup kitchens), but we felt lunch was the biggest gap.” On Saturday and Sunday, clients sat down to a weekend lunch for the first time at Our Place. The service provider is using a grant of nearly $50,000 from the Victoria Foundation to offer the meals in a six-month pilot project. Poverty and food security have been identified as major concerns in the community, foundation CEO Sandra Richardson said in a release.

“We are so pleased to be able to assist Our Place Society with this important initiative,” she said. Evans said the weekend lunch program provides an opportunity to get people indoors and keep them warm and dry on the cold, wet days of late fall and winter. Our Place will look for other funding sources to not only keep the lunch service going past May, but to offer other meals on weekends, he added. “This is a good start. And I’m sure the numbers will show that the need is great on the weekend.” For more about Our Place visit

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“This method of fixed area would work well if one was developing a new municipality and residential zones all had the same lot size for the zone created,â€? Thomassen said. “This is not the case for Oak Bay, which has a variety of lot sizes for their respective zones. “It just continues to make sense to relate the house size to lot size. When you move away from that to a fixed limit, you introduce conceptual problems that are impossible to fix, unless all of the lots in the zone are around the same size, which they’re not for Oak Bay.â€? Oak Bay resident and architect John Armitage suggested entertaining the idea of having two sets of rules for construction, one that applies to homes built before a certain date and another for newer homes. “The bylaws are written to accommodate the legacy of historical structures we have,â€? Armitage said. “At other times during the discussion, it’s all about new houses and the ability to design something that maximizes what’s possible, because what we’re facing is the teardown scenario. ‌ In some ways, we need to have bylaws that address the anomalies inherent in the charm and character of older properties.â€? The zoning bylaw, Zebra Design’s written in 1986, was owner Russ Collins amended in 1990, came to the mike with 1993 and 2007. Prior another angle: potento 1990, floor area tially bringing back ratio, density attained the .4 to 1 ratio and by dividing the gross imposing a limit on floor area of the second-floor square building by the area of footage. the lot, was set at a “I’m wondering ratio of .5 to 1, or half if we consider that of the total lot size. In the 25 per cent actu1990, the ratio was ally pushes people lowered to .4 to 1 and to go with a building in 1993, conditional that’s larger looking augmentation of on a piece of propdensity was granted erty because you’re relative to depth forced into a smaller of below-ground square footage on the basement floor area main floor, so then for homes built to Jan. you maximize your 1 of that year. square footage on the In 2007, a floor area second floor, which review committee, means your massing after two years debate, seems to be quite a decided to eliminate bit larger,â€? Collins the .4 to 1 ratio in said. the zoning bylaw and Coun. Cairine Green replace it with fixed reminded her fellow maximum gross floor councillors and the area restrictions. The crowd of two recomfixed gross area was mendations currently removed from the before the environdefinition of density, ment committee: the allowing council to first being that each vary the maximum application for a new allowable floor areas home build or a major through a development renovation is subject permit application. to an environmental assessment, and the other being that a waste management plan be prepared prior to the demolition of older homes. The sentiment that council has been insensitive to development issues, she said, is unfortunate, and misguided. “At the moment, I think we have been more on the emotional/political side of this issue than we have been on the planning side of this issue. I think it’s very difficult to deal with these issues in isolation. These are crude tools and what we’re trying to do with them is regulate taste and design.â€? The discussion covered accessory buildings and attached garages – for which there are both additional allowances – and will continue at a future committee of the whole meeting, though no date has been set. “This is a huge discussion and I think we’ve just begun,â€? Coun. Michelle Kirby added.

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Oak Bay roads need $1.3 M in TLC Cost of maintaining roads far exceeds expectations Natalie North News staff

Even though more than 60 per cent of Oak Bay’s roads were rated “good” or “very good” in a pavement management study reviewed Monday night, the municipality is facing a huge disparity between what it expected to pay for road maintenance and the actual projected cost. In a committee of the whole presentation led by EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.’s David Firbank, council learned the $300,000

budgeted annually for road maintenance needs to increase to $1.3 million just to keep the road network at its current condition, let alone address a backlog of necessary roadwork, which Firbank likened to debt. “Like borrowed money, these roads accrue interest in the form of maintenance, required to make them passable and safe,” said Firbank. “These maintenance treatments do not maintain the pavement condition or serviceability, and therefore the money is lost to the asset, much like interest is lost to the borrower.” The cost of addressing the roads in the backlog, according to EBA, is set to rise by $33 million in 20 years under the current budget. “The current funding is insufficient to maintain the network in its current con-

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The new pharamacist/owner Scott branches,which will create 13 new jobs, are functions, feature beer-pairing dinners and grand part of a three-year, $15-million plan that will accept reservations. “reopening” Monette. coincides with Island Savings revitalized Send your business news to editor@ weekend in Twin Otter maker doubles up brand and redesigned layouts. the books, such minor annoyances look to be at B.C. Export awards a thing of the past. It’s Sidney-based Viking Air, all about ramping up won a pair of honours at the the customer service factor at the Fort Street recent B.C. Export Awards. The company, one of just and Richmond Road two aircraft manufacturers in store. Canada, was named winner That comes in Don Descoteau two forms: building of the Exporter of the Year Biz Beat award, and the Premier’s stronger health-care Award for Job Creation. 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Diva’s diaries revealed Natalie North News staff

A beer bottle hurtles past your head, you’re heckled off stage and your income relies on landing a part in a cringe-worthy commercial. Life for a standup comedian can be brutal, but for everyone else, it’s hilarious. Comedian, actor, writer and producer Kirsten Van Ritzen hopes her fellow comics aren’t regularly dodging projectiles or the caustic outcries of drunken hecklers, but she knows the anecdotes in her debut book will hit particularly close to home for those with whom she shares the standup spotlight. The Comedy Diva Diaries, officially launched today, chronicles the struggles of a 29-year-old comedienne who imposes an ultimatum: get famous by her next birthday, or die trying. Van Ritzen makes it clear, that although she may share a hair colour and profession with the generally unlikeable protagonist Comedy Diva, the similarities end there. The career-obsessed narcissist’s diaries are a complete work of fiction, an outlet the performer first discovered while writing a satirical blog under the same name 10 years ago while living in Toronto. “I was going to a lot of auditions, going to improv and comedy shows and occasionally things go wrong,” Van Ritzen says. “The casting director says something mean

to you or the other actor blows their lines and you can’t say anything about it because that’s just career suicide. You have to be gracious and not even mention that you might have just made six-months rent on an American commercial for deli meat.” Diaries is a variation on old-style chick lit, but instead of following an “adorkable” character choose between men, learn some life lessons and walk down the aisle, it showcases an acid-tongued and unlikeable woman not fretting about men, but instead obsessing about her career path. “The fun of playing a character and writing as a character, is that you can say and do the things that you could never do in real life.” Van Ritzen, an adept character comic has taken on countless such roles over the years, perhaps most recognizably in Victoria for her work acting in and producing Sin City, a live improvised soap opera. Though she’s garnered much attention for her writing in 2012 – her play All My Day Jobs, which debuted at the 2011 Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, was selected for publication in an anthology of plays, had an excerpt published in a major national newspaper, and is currently being produced (selections) by a Winnipeg-based theatre company – penning The Comedy Diva Diaries has been a completely new challenge. “In live performance, you get that immediate feedback. People laugh or don’t laugh

– maybe cry if it’s a play. There’s something interesting about having written something that goes from my brain to my computer and now it’s printed in a permanent way, for other people to read.” Van Ritzen humbly labels the work “fluffy commercial genre entertainment” – yet it’s the product of support and encouragement from both her husband, author Ian Ferguson, and her brother-in-law, recent Giller Prize winner Will Ferguson, who provided feedback on an early draft of the book. “I still say I’m an actor first because I’m around people who are Don Denton/News staff real writers and that’s their craft and they’ve won amazing awards. Comedian and actor Kirsten Van Ritzen, with I’m not setting out to compete with John Dennis, the guitarist for Heckler’s house band Chunks of Fun, will launch her novel The any other writer in the world.” She’s too busy with her next set Comedy Diva Diaries tonight. of projects: co-producing a live television series for Aboriginal Peoples no appeal to me at all. I’d rather do small, Television Network; acting in Langham interesting projects that I care about with Court Theatre’s production of That Face; people that I like.” taking the stage in Sin City; and leading actVan Ritzen launches The Comedy Diva ing and comedy classes. For Van Ritzen, Diaries, tonight (Dec. 7) at the Ramada Vicnone of those endeavours have involved toria, 123 Gorge Rd. E. Van Ritzen will read ultimatums. excerpts from her book, between perfor“I never set out to pursue fame or for- mances by some of her favourite local comtune,” she says. “Fortune would be awe- ics. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, some if it came my way, but the idea of with book sales for $15 (cash only). being chased by paparazzi has absolutely

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The show must go on, say Players Devon MacKenzie News staff

The Peninsula Players are grieving the loss of a key member of their organization. Dick Mells, who wrote the Players’ latest production, the Christmas pantomime Cinderella, died Nov. 11 after he suffered a fatal heart attack while setting up for a rehearsal. “He contributed a great deal to this community and he will be greatly missed,” said producer Glen Brown. Mells is survived his by his wife, Alison, and their two sons, Warrick and Rory. Mells was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand where he took a teaching degree, later completing his formal education at Harvard University. He immigrated to Canada in the 1960s and spent most of his time in Alberta. Mells left teaching soon after his arrival in Canada and became a theatre director in Lethbridge and Fort McMurray, directing more than 100 plays during his working life and twice directing the opening ceremonies for the Canada Games. “He even founded a theatre in Lethbridge which recently celebrated it’s 30th anniversary at which he was a guest of honour,” added Brown, noting that during his years in Alberta, Mells also wrote, danced, acted and lectured. Mells moved to Sidney with his wife about seven years ago and immediately became involved with the Peninsula Players. “Many members came to know Dick through his involvement in several shows, mostly as director but also as a writer, producer, actor and member

of the executive,” said Brown. “He was kind of the driving force behind the revival of the Peninsula Players and he brought a whole new level of theatre to the community.” Even with the loss of one of their key members and the show’s writer, the Peninsula Players are pressing on to present their production of Cinderella later this month. The Peninsula Players pantomime tradition was started by Mells, and Brown said the group is looking forward to doing the show justice in memory of Mells. “He was quite proud of Cinderella and



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hoped to reunite for their hometown Alberni Bulldogs, but Bestwick, then the GM-coach of the Nanaimo Clippers, beat Alberni to it. Tough to blame Alberni. The Grizzlies too, took a pass, as former GM Jackson Penney had the trio out to prospects camp as 16-year-olds. To be fair, nobody was cracking that 2008-09 Grizzlies’ RBC Cup roster without serious pedigree. But it’s Bestwick who’s looking genius now, having fished the triplets out of Prince George this off-season. Bestwick has woven a top contender out of a basement dwelling team, thanks in part to the Fitzgeralds’ breakout season.

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The evolution of the Fitzgerald triplets has hit the next stage as they look to be NCAA bound for 2014, if not 2013. That’s almost a given now as Myles, Leo and Gerry have proved themselves as one of the top lines in the BCHL, carrying the Victoria Grizzlies (17-8-2) to the top of the Island division so far this season. They lead the team in scoring: Myles with 10 goals, 28 points; Leo with 13 goals, 24 points, in 25 games; and Gerry with 13 goals, 23 points, in 27 games. They’ve also combined for seven game winning goals, and carry the added responsibility of playing against the league’s top lines on a regular basis. If any BCHL players stand to benefit from the expanded ice surface common in NCAA rinks, it’s these three. But there’s a bit of a snag. Word has it only one of the triplets meets the required GPA to be an NCAA Div. I athlete, though all three can play NCAA Div. III. And naturally, all three would like to play together. “We’ve got Div. III offers on the table but we’re still hoping for a Div. I (package) deal,” said Leo, who recently separated himself from the other two, for a time, with an honourable Movember effort. The triplets are three of six brothers, and aren’t the same uniform person they get portrayed as. They also aren’t against splitting up to get the best possible NCAA scholarships. But as long as they have a spot together in a

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Victoria Grizzlies forward Gerry Fitzgerald tries to fend off Langley Rivermen Logan Smith at Bear Mountain Arena on Dec. 2. The Rivermen won 5-1. Div. I school, even the most premium NCAA program would have a tough time driving a wedge between the three to pry just one out. Consensus amongst most players is to jump on an NCAA Div. I offer, so the Fitzgeralds still have a few things to hammer out if that’s going to happen.

“SATs have to be written, and we’re working on that for now. There are a couple of Div. I schools are interested in getting all three of us,” Leo said. Depending on how things play out, this could be the triplets last season together. Though there’s a lot of it left, including the promise of a strong playoff run.

And the triplets are ready to lead the way, having become the players Grizz head coach and general manager Bill Bestwick recognized three years ago. Back in 2009-10, the three were playing in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, Gerry with the Peninsula Panthers and Myles and Leo with the Oceanside Generals. They had

The BCHL’s showcase weekend, held in Chilliwack in September, brought increased NCAA Div. III interest for the players. Because Div. III schools have smaller budgets than their Div. I counterparts they tend not to scout in person. But thanks to the BCHL’s ingenuity, the showcase has helped remedy that. Five Grizzlies are committed to NCAA scholarships, Nolan DeJong (University of Michigan), D.J. Jones (West Point), Brady Rouleau (Quinnipiac University), Garrett Skrbich (Princeton University) to Div. I, and Brett Hartskamp (Marian College) to Div. III. Grizzlies in line to crack win NCAA Div. I scholarships are youngsters Mitch Meek and Dante Hahn, who will likely remain in the BCHL for one more season. Defenceman Jaden Schmeisser, a former Saanich Brave, is also in that mix. Twenty-year-old David Mazurek is hoping to secure a CIS deal.

All or nothing as Braves set sights on championship Travis Paterson News staff

Coach Brad Cook and the Saanich Braves are not losing sight of the fact this is their year. The Braves (19-4-1) went 7-1-1 in November and are the second-ranked team in B.C. behind the Victoria Cougars (25-1-1). There have been some great seasons in the Braves’ 45-year history, and this could be one of their biggest, as they try to win their first Island championship since 1996. “We try not to lose sight of the fact that we’re in a developmental league,” Cook said. “We try to roll four lines consistently, to give younger guys a chance to fail (so they can learn), chances on the powerplay and penalty kill, and chances to face other team’s top players. “But if there’s ever a year that we’re going

to look beyond that, this is it.” Two weeks ago the Braves served notice to the rest of the province as the first team to take the Cougars out in regulation with a 3-1 win. One of the biggest reasons for success this year is the team’s depth. There have been promising seasons from the Braves in recent years but for the first time the team is not being slowed by injuries. Recruiting has changed for the Braves, as word of the team’s success has reached dressing rooms around the province. The biggest piece added in the offseason was Josh Gray, a Gibsons native who once played for Osoyoos in the Kootenay junior B league.

Gray finished last season with 17 points in 14 games for the Texas Brahmas of the USHL, and has no regrets about the decision to leave the NCAA-feeder league for the Braves. “It was pretty rough down there, a little different, and it was great weather, but I’m pretty happy here,” said the 6-foot-3, 205 lbs. winger. Gray, 20, has gelled with captain Ty Jones (26 goals, 55 points in 22 games) on the top line, scoring 19 goals and 21 assists in 24 games. “(Gray) brings a really calming presence in the dressing room, and a big physical presence on the ice,” Cook said. “He’s been to the Cyclone Taylor Cup (B.C. championship), the kind of player you want when you’re going to make a run at the playoffs.”

The additions continue for the Braves. Nolan Kinney, another 6-foot-3, 200-lbs. winger, has played two games since coming over from the Kerry Park Islanders. Last week Chad Roorda returned to the Braves after two seasons playing junior A. His arrival on the blue line is perfect timing as he is desperately needed to help fill in with injuries to defencemen Jordan Groenhyde, Brandon Parmar, Tom Dakers and Andrew White, a forward who also succombed to injury while playing defence. And it gets better, as the Braves won the Max Mois sweepstakes on Monday, acquiring the leading scorer of the Westshore Wolves. “Max was coveted by other teams and said he wanted to come to us,” said Braves general manager Norm Kelly. “It shows we’re committed to going all the way this year.” • A15

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Royals buck up Prince George Cougars forward Jake Mykitiuk, right, follows Royals defenceman Keegan Kanzig into the boards in Prince George on Friday (Nov. 30). The Royals swept the two-game set from the Cougars 2-0 Friday and 4-3 Saturday night. Tomorrow (Dec. 8) the Royals host the Swift Current Broncos, 7 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Alistair McInnis/Prince George Free Press

SPORTS STATS Martial arts Results from Victoria athletes at Canada West Invitational in Burnaby, Dec. 1 Josh Van Meurs, U21 - 73kgs., Gold, Sr. Mens - 73kgs., Gold, Victoria Judo Club Kristal Lukas, U20 - 70kgs., Silver - Burnaby Judo Club (practising out of Victoria) Matt deGroot - Sr. men’s intermediate, 60kgs., Gold and Sr. men’s intermediate, 66kgs., Silver - Victoria Judo Club Adam Matthews - Sr. men’s international, 90kgs., Silver - Victoria Judo Club Kevin Hamer - Masters Division middleweight, Gold - Victoria Judo Club

Wrestling Eighth annual Cougar Invitational, Saturday, Dec.1 Junior girls HWT 1 Erin Geddie, Esq. High Junior boys 48 kgs 4 Schubach, Danny, Vic Bull 51kgs 2 Merrick, Devon, Esquimalt High 54 kgs 4 Van Rysselt, August, Reynolds 60 kgs 4 Velasquez, Jose, Reynolds 74 kgs 2 Martin, Cole, Esquimalt High 4 Dahl-Bates, Isaac, Reynolds HWT 1 Obey, Caleb, Esq. High 45-51kg 1 Mitchell, Nolan, Cowichan** 2 Huynh, Donovan, Vic Bulldogs 56-68kgs 1 Sihota, Amrit, Vic Bulldogs Senior boys (top-3) 65-68kgs 1 Harati, Amir, Reynolds 61-63kgs 3 Lopez Aquino, Paul, Reynolds 74-76kgs 1 Lyons, Darien, Esq. High 2 Abubakar, Mohammed, Esq. High 3 Collyer, Erich, Esq. High 85-90kgs 2 Cochrane, Carlton, Esq. High 68-70kgs 2 Lepine, Devine, Esq. High 3 Keeping, Mitchell, Esq. High 59-62kgs 1 Fayad, John, Vic Bull 2 Norwood, Daniel Esquimalt Senior girls (top-3) 72-77kgs 1 Jackson, Fantasia, Esq. High **From Saanich

Victoria to host WCL All-Star game The expansion Victoria HarbourCats baseball team will host the 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game as part of the team’s inaugural season. The exact date of the game will be announced soon, and is expected to be held the week of July 22. “Victoria was an easy choice,” said WCL President Ken Wilson. “Victoria is now the largest market city in the league, a city with a rich baseball tradition, great fan base and strong minor baseball and softball community.” A home-run derby will also be part of the All-Star Game, which will be played at the HarbourCats’ home field of Royal Athletic Park. The WCL is an amateur status league made up of college and university baseball players. It runs the first week of June to mid-August, with 27 home games and 27 away games. Medford, Ore., was also awarded an expansion team for the 2013 WCL season.

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2. Antelope with ridged curved horns 3. Mortarboard adornment 4. 1/100 Senegal franc 5. Impolitely 6. Consumer 8. A mosque tower 9. Sea eagle 11. ___ King Charles spaniel 13. Tobacco mosaic virus 14. Local area network (abbr.) 16. Farm state 17. Orderly and neat 18. Mythological bird

20. Aimed at object 23. Those bearing young 24. A course of action 25. Navigator of a ship 26. Gone by or past 27. One of Regis’ daughters 28. Comedian Ceasar 29. 12 inches (abbr.) 30. Tax collector 31. Greek mathematician 32. Artiodactyl mammals 33. A hereditary ruler 36. Burns gas or wood (abbr.) 37. Of a layperson

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

Today’s Answers

ACROSS 1. Deal a blow to 4. Group of vineyards in France 7. Doctors’ group 8. River of the Argonne 10. 33 1/3 records 11. Incombustible fire residue 12. Hops drying kiln 14. Light in a protective case 15. Canarium luzonicum 17. Concluding state of pregnancy 19. Holiday bells organization 21. General’s assistant, abbr. 22. Side sheltered from the wind 23. Cook in hot oil 24. Deep hole in the ground


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

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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, December 7, 2012

This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

Dec.6 - 12

1125 Caledonia Ave, $449,850

1054 Colville, $539,900

1213 Maywood, $479,900

841 Mann Ave, $465,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gina Sundberg, 250-812-4999

Saturday & Sunday 1-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Saturday 12-2 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

pg. 8

pg. 6

251 Government, $631,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen, 250-744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

pg. 8

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

1206-620 Toronto, $325,000 Saturday 11-12:30 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

pg. 7

pg. 10

4-4305 Maltwood, $449,000

pg. 6

pg. 2

4038 Cumberland, $499,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Miles Takacs, 250-744-3301 pg. 19

pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

pg. 9

pg. 3

pg. 3

Saturday & Sunday 12-2 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

pg. 3

pg. 1

pg. 3

Thursday - Sunday 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Mike Van Nerum 250 477-1100

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

20-675 Superior, $599,800 Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250 744-0844

3146 Glen Lake, $775,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

101 Kiowa Pl, $1,199,950 pg. 11

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

pg. 3

pg. 15

978 Rattanwood, $319,900

36 Maddock W, $445,000

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

pg. 14

963 McCallum Rd, $419,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

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

pg. 14

463 Avery, $389,900 pg. 19

pg. 10

9710 Fifth St, $614,500

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

pg. 9

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

pg. 15

309-825 Goldstream, $239,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

pg. 11

1677 Texada, $799,000

4030/4040 Borden St, $299,900 pg. 9

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

pg. 7

3435 Lovat, $464,900 pg. 5

Saturday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 14

954 Walfred Rd, $239,900

Sunday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 3

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

867 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900

7161 West Saanich, $269,900 pg. 10

4911 Cordova Bay, $1,085,000 pg. 10

pg. 12

4035 Cumberland Rd, $524,900

Friday - Monday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

pg. 5

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

pg. 15

pg. 17

349 Lampson, $729,000 Saturday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

pg. 9

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

pg. 11

pg. 1

Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

10397 Allbay, $1,079,000

2287 Setchfield Ave, $570,000

Sunday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 3

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333

pg. 14

pg. 14

pg. 1

210-4535 Viewmont Ave, $249,900

114-3962 Cedar Hill Rd Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033

pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301



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223 Portsmouth, $578,000

8930 Tumbo Pl.

4030/4040 Borden St, $299,900

613 Sturdee, $429,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-384-8124

302-4480 Chatterton Way, $499,888

pg. 1

pg. 8

pg. 15

pg. 11

311-1620 Mckenzie Ave.

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

101-1235 Johnson St

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

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

813 Summerwood, $1,074,500

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

733A Humboldt Saturday - Tuesday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

pg. 15

pg. 11

3290 Maplewood, $495,000 2151 Burnside Rd West

1494 Fairfield, $$299,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Sunday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden 250 589-0248

2644 Crystalview, $608,000

1213 Cumberland, $524,500

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ed Ho, 250-477-7291

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

pg. 11

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

206-1148 Goodwin, $319,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

pg. 5

390 Wale, $375,000

495 Goward, $649,900

4022 Hessington, $549,000

Saturday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

403-1204 Fairfield, $569,900 Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. Ole Schmidt, 250-383-7100

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

2413 Oakville, $552,400

4379 Elnido Cres, $639,900

pg. 8

604-420 Linden, $429,900

pg. 7

pg. 7

110 Beach, $819,000 Sunday 12-2 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

pg. 11

930 Tuxedo, $649,900

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

999 Carolwood, $619,000

56-118 Aldersmith, $474,500 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

809 Piermont, $949,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

405-2125 Oak Bay Ave, $459,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

206-1505 Church, $169,900

982 Mckenzie, $324,900 pg. 3

107-9630 North Park, $224,900 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 10

770 Claremont, $749,000

1214 May, $539,000 Saturday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

102-2733 Peatt Rd, $359,900

3300 Whittier Ave, $473,000

4224 Panorama, $599,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-478-9600

307-120 Douglas, $439,000 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

D-349 Foul Bay Rd, $475,000 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

edition of

3963 Juan De Fuca

3-833 Princess, $399,900 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 8

2-2538 Fifth, $424,900 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 3

1687 Brousson, $539,000

102-415 Linden, $259,900 pg. 8

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

or Scroll down to the bottom Click on eEdition (paper icon)

594 Bezanton Way, $269,000

15-1959 Kaltasin Rd, $29,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Michael Williams, 250-642-3240

pg. 5769260

pg. 15

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - OAK


Fri, Dec 7th Sat, Dec 8th & Sun, Dec 9th, 2012 ONLY! BC White Nugget Potatoes


Grown in BC 5lb/2.27kg Bag

Island Farms

On Sale



Traditional Egg Nog McCain

Assorted 425-454g


Tortilla Chips

Hashbrowns On Sale

On Sale


2 5




D’ Italiano


Selected 456-625g

Assorted 100g

On Sale

2 4 $





Que Pasa

Bread or Buns

On Sale

Rice Crackers

On Sale

3 5 $


Triple Berry Pie Made in-store. 1000g

On Sale

699 Each


Three Day Sale specials in effect Friday, Dec 7 th Saturday, Dec 8th & Sunday, Dec 9th, 2012

Oak Bay News, December 07, 2012  

December 07, 2012 edition of the Oak Bay News