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two or three years.” Ocean Networks vets all such images then sends them along to authorities in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Ministry of Environment, and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “It’s important that (debris) gets recorded and the people who will be able to do that are the ones who live or work in the area, the people who are actually out walking the beach on a daily basis and able to say, ‘Hey, that wasn’t here yesterday,”’ Leslie says.
Saanich police are crediting a 17-yearold girl for helping foil a frightening abduction attempt that could’ve ended much worse for her friend, the targeted victim. The suspect is now in police custody facing charges of abduction and assault. Multiple 9-1-1 calls from the 1700block of De Sousa Pl. came in around 6:30 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 3), with witnesses reporting they could hear a female screaming. One person who heard the screams, a 17-year-old girl, exited a De Sousa Place home to see her friend being dragged into a white U-Haul van parked in the driveway. She intervened and confronted the male suspect, who lashed out at her with an unknown weapon, resulting in lacerations. “(The victim) did manage to remove herself from the van, while her friend intervened with the suspect,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen with Saanich police. “We believe that the direct actions of (her friend) really assisted with allowing the initial victim to escape the vehicle before it actually took off from the scene.” The suspect fled in the van. Witnesses provided police with a description – a white 2012 Ford Econoline, with distinct U-Haul advertising on the sides – and its licence plate number.
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Murray Leslie, with Ocean Networks Canada, snaps a photo of a demonstration box marked with Japanese characters at Telegraph Cove in Cadboro Bay for a demonstration of Coastbuster mobile app. The program is designed to allow anyone to help Canadian and U.S. authorities catalogue and track marine debris, especially objects swept to sea following the 2011
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A wooden box stamped with Japanese characters sits hidden beneath a pile of seaweed and a sizeable chunk of kelp near the waters of Telegraph Cove – an image of what is expected to hit the West Coast this December. This prop didn't actually float over from Japan following the devastating earthquake from March, 2011. But if it did, Murray Leslie, a member of Ocean Networks Canada’s software development team, would be doing the right thing, as he kneels down on the beach
and snaps a photo with his smartphone. Logged into Coastbuster, an app designed to get the public reporting marine debris, Leslie captures an image of the box and with a few strokes across the phone’s touchscreen, categorizes his finding, simply answering what he has found and whether or not it appears hazardous. “Pretend we’re on the West Coast and there’s nothing but wild ocean out there,” he says at the Cadboro Bay beach in Saanich. “Stuff can just wash in here and it’s very difficult for it to wash out again. They expect debris like this to accumulate for at least the next
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Ocean swim to help food bank Dedicated ocean swimmer Jasmin Gerwien is hosting her second Victory Ocean Swim event on Sunday, Dec.9, starting at 1 p.m. at Gyro Park in Saanich to collect food and cash donations for the Mustard Seed food bank. People are encouraged to donate nonperishable food or cash and to take a refreshing late autumn swim in the ocean.
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Force of nature 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 Tuesday morning. Gusts reaching upwards of 93 km/h struck southern Vancouver Island overnight. Nobody was injured as a result of the tree falling.
The teenaged son of a Saanich family that was robbed Sunday helped police quickly solve the crime. The family home, located in the 1600-block of Mortimer St., was broken into sometime in the afternoon on Dec. 2 while the family was out for the day. Upon return around 5:45 p.m., and noticing they had been robbed, they called Saanich police. While an officer was en route to the house, the teenaged son phoned a friend to share the bad news that his Playstation 3, some games, controllers and a laptop had been stolen. That friend, as luck would have it, was hanging out at Mount Douglas secondary with a 16-year-old male who was showing off his recently acquired Playstation, games, controllers and laptop. He passed that information along over the phone. When the attending officer arrived at the Mortimer Street house, the son shared his tip with the cop, who went to Mount Doug and found the teens, in possession of all the stolen items. "It's kinda neat how this worked out," said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. "Apparently it was really that honest. Our patrol (officers) interviewed these teens, and they believe it was just the one kid involved (in the break-in and theft)." A 16-year-old Saanich teen was arrested. He was charged with break and enter with intent. email@example.com
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The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) could soon take on a broader geographic role when four members from the Saanich Police Department join the team. The announcement that Saanich would join VIIMCU came at Monday night’s 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 VIIMCU was up to Chadwick, the chief still Island-wide unit. Those lost positions will needs the blessing of the Saanich police be backfilled, Leonard says. board and council, come budget season Sgt. Dean Jantzen, speaking on behalf next year. Taxpayers will be on the hook of Chief Const. Mike Chadfor an estimated $400,000 wick, says the removal of per year as part of joining “That’s almost three investigative officers VIIMCU. half a per cent of a from the department will not “That’s almost half a per adversely affect Saanich resi- tax increase ... This is cent of a tax increase,” the dents. said. “Sometimes (financially) a difficult mayor “We will not be compromis(council) will be split at the ing our investigative capac- decision.” municipal budget side on ity,” he said. decisions that are $5,000 –Frank Leonard Under an existing conand $6,000. This is (finanSaanich mayor tract, the Saanich police cially) a difficult decision.” department investigates Jantzen said there is no many crimes that occur in Oak Bay. Once specific rationale for deciding to join the approved, VIIMCU will cover major crimes team in 2013, other than that VIIMCU now in Saanich and Oak Bay. has a proven investigative track record else“Our understanding is Saanich’s decision where on the island. to join VIIMCU means we’re going to be “It’s not that we’ve been ignoring taken into the fold,” said Oak Bay deputy (VIIMCU) up to now. We’ve been watching police chief Kent Thom. Oak Bay is not con- what they’re doing,” he said. “When you tributing officers to the unit. drill right down, rather than the chief asking Leonard says while the decision to join for (money in the budget for) four new con-
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Canadian Blood Services and Food Banks B.C. are hoping their numbers get a shot in the arm this Christmas. The holiday season makes way for the third annual â€œBleed and Feedâ€? initiative where the two entities look to the generosity of Greater Victorians to fill blood banks and food banks. â€œIt is a wonderful way that donors can give back on two levels that are not (just) financially based,â€? said Canadian Blood Services partnership specialist Catherine Sloot. â€œMost of us have a tin of this or a pack of that we can share to the less fortunate.â€?
From now until Jan. 2, Canadian Blood Services on Saanich Road will accept non-perishable food donations for the Mustard Seed food bank. Sloot hopes the partnership draws new donors for both the food and blood banks at a time when many regular donors are busy or away. Mustard Seed executive director Brent Palmer is coping with the lowest stock levels in his 27 years at the food bank. â€œIt has been a struggle, we havenâ€™t totally recovered from it. We have to make up for the months that this place was in pretty rough shape,â€? he said. â€œWe are happy with any donations that come in here but people need to eat 365 days a year.â€?
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t’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 hitand-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 come 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 email: email@example.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.
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iver Grace has a remedy for The 62-year-old North Park Road multiple sclerosis. resident has lived with MS since her It might not work for every20s and only recently formulated body, but it’s working for a regime that has her up her. And she’s positive and running. it would benefit many “I was so depressed I people diagnosed with was suicidal. I couldn’t MS. Even Minnesota Wild bear the thought of movgoalie Josh Harding, if he’s ing. Everything was an willing. ordeal, just going the Last week Harding’s bathroom was exhausting story went national, bringto think about.” ing Jordan Sigalet’s story She needed a change, back into the headlines. so she made one. Sigalet, the former VictoI wanted to Travis Paterson die.“InIn2005 ria Salsa (Grizzlies) goal2006 I cut wheat Island Insider tender from 1999-2001 and dairy from my diet was diagnosed with MS and ate more veggies and in 2004 while playing for it helped. It gave me the Bowling Green University. Journalenergy I needed to start to exerists far and wide leaned on him for cise.” expert analysis of what Harding is When she first hit the pool she 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 yet And it did. Because she was he played professionally until 2009, taught to accept it, she says. a typical career for a goalie. But now she swears a simple regiThe same words, in essence, men of diet change, vitamin D and were once told to Grace. She isn’t exercise has brought her from the a hockey player but she’s certainly depths of depression and immobecome an athlete – in a non-tradibility – the two most devastating tional sense. symptoms of MS – to leading an
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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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works – and after the federal government contributes its one-third share. CRD taxpayers will cover the other third, plus any cost overruns. The province and feds haven’t signed anything that guarantees their conditional promises. But don’t worry, politicians never go back on their word, do they? And government projects never go over budget, do they? The proposed system’s effective life is 20 years, give or take. Components such as the concrete should last a long time, unlike other components such as the capacity. The technology could well be obsolete before the plant is complete and the benefits are nil. If we’re stuck with high cost overruns, reneged promises, operating costs and interest, the potential financial drain on CRD taxpayers could cripple the local economy. The sewage committee’s legacy could be skyrocketing property taxes and utility bills, negatively impacted property values and a higher cost of living, potentially causing people to move out of the region. Approving the project without an appropriate financial plan is beyond poor judgment. It’s irresponsible, dangerous, high risk and grossly negligent. Nine days ago, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty forecast higher federal deficits
that put election promises in doubt. A week later, he pledged more cash for Victoria, noting that the Building Canada Fund doesn’t expire until 2014. But promises aren’t worth squat. The CRD can hope for the best, but should provide for the worst by signing sewage-water-tight financial agreements with B.C. and the feds before going a step further. Financial plans B, C and D would help, too. Norman Clark Victoria
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to going to work each day. I was shocked and humiliated when I was escorted out of the building after my suspension.” In a confidential letter from the ministry to Mattson, Graham Whitmarsh, deputy minister, told Mattson his “actions demonstrate a careless disregard of your fiduciary obligation to protect the highly confidential and sensitive data that is entrusted to the Ministry’s care.” As a result of his dismissal, Mattson, 59, said he has been forced to retire and has had his income cut in half. He claims his reputation has “been destroyed” and his “ability to fulfill (his) duties as an elected official is uncertain.” “I did nothing wrong and expected to be fully exonerated,” Matt-
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Our Place opens on weekends Grant money allows expanded food 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 hole. 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,
says 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.
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Greg Brotherston pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Supreme Court of B.C., on Nov. 28. Richard Green, 57, of Colwood, died days after being hit by Brotherston outside the Country Rose Pub, on Oct. 8. RCMP said Green was trying to stop a domestic disturbance between Brotherston and a woman. Green was unconscious after the blow and taken to hospital. He underwent emergency surgery the following day, but succumbed to his injuries Oct. 15. Brothertson fled the scene and West Shore RCMP and Victoria Police searched for him. He was arrested Oct. 9. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 17 and 18 in Victoria.
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Heritage B.C. is hosting a talk and a consultation workshop this week to give the public a chance to have its say on the future of Cole Island. The Heritage Branch is hosting a workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Colwood municipal hall, 3300 Wishart Rd., Cole Island began its life as the Royal Navy’s ammunition storage
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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
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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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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, December 7, 2012
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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. email@example.com
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.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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FOR SALE: Like new $450. obo. 250-642-3151. HEAVY DUTY sewing machine, â€œArtisan 618-1SCâ€?, as new with rolling adjustable table, light & attachments. $1000 obo. (250)384-2976. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
WANT QUALITY Drywall work? Superb, excellent, expâ€™d. Call Arno 250-656-7622
NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.
BUFFET/ HUTCH, solid wood 18â€?Dx50â€?Wx79â€?H, red/brown tone, $245. (250)380-8733.
CHINESE CARPET- 12â€™x9â€™. Beautiful condition, dark blue background. $1,400. Call (250)208-2642.
ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ďŹ r, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.
MERCHANTS! BUSINESSES! ENTREPRENEURS! Major European 10 yr old successful company soon to launch major media campaign in Canada/US. Looking for partners to capitalize on market opening. For more info: 250-592-3455, 250-507-1310.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Holiday Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891
$5000- POWER CHAIR, new cond, $1500 or Trade for (good cond) 4 wheeled Scooter. (250)896-7160 after 6pm.
ROUND LIGHT Oak dining room table and 4 chairs, very good condition, $285. Call (250)652-8549.
GARAGE SALES GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
PERSONAL CARE CERTIFIED FOOT Care Nurses for seniors only $45 @ 250588-4312
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.
N. SAANICH (Dean Park) 8828 Forest Park Dr., Sat & Sun, Dec. 8 & 9, 9am-5pm. (TOY SALE). Great Christmas gifts. Boxed diecast trucks, lowbeds, dumps, mixers, various scales, diecast cars & plastic kits, vintage tin cars/trucks. Automobilia signs, literature.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES 2010 LEGEND 4 wheel scooter with jumbo basket, scooter cover, walking cane, ďŹ‚ag holder and canopy. Like new, always kept in the house. Retail price $4,357, now asking $2050 obo. (250)656-7786.
SELL IT FAST WITH CLASSIFIEDS!
10353 DEVLIN Plc, Sidney. Rancher 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg. fam room, private treed lot. Call 250-655-1499 or view w w w. p r o p e r t y g u y s . c o m ID#192295 or mls #316102
Osteoporosis~MS~Fibromya lgia? Increase Performance? Commercial Vibration machine. Clinically proven. (250)287-2009. SKYWATCHER TELESCOPE and tri-pod. D-102MM F-1300MM. Only used once, asking $500. Please call (250)655-0051. TWIN SIZE bunk beds, Canwood Alpine solid lodgepole pine wood, with 5 â€œ foam mattresses and matching 7 drawer solid lodgepole pine chest. Like new. Used maybe 10 times for our visiting grandchildren. Paid $1125.00. Asking $600. (250)658-4242.
MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700
TOOLS RIGID ROOTA Drain cleaning machine, Model K75, excellent working condition, $650 obo. Call (250)598-6203.
Sidney luxury Condo- beautiful 2 Bdrms, 2 full baths, close to downtown, ocean views. #201-9942-Third St. $498,000. 778-351-1239 ID#192331 www.propertyguys.com
HOUSES FOR SALE
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WE BUY HOUSES
ROYAL OAK. Bright 1 bdrm. Large deck, storage, parking. Utils incld. NS/NP. $850./mo. Jan. 1st. (250)652-7729.
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.
1998 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT US car - 193,000 miles, lady driven since 2003. $2200. Alan, (778)426-3487.
Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!
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REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Senior Living 200 Gorge Road West, Victoria
Ask For Move-In Bonus 1 bdrm. from $865/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,140/mo. • Wheel-chair accessible • Outdoor, indoor and covered parking available • Lockers • Elevators • Laundry room • Balconies • Bicycle storage • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Call Now:250.381.5084 www.caprent.com email@example.com
COTTAGES NEAR AIRPORT & golf courses, immaculate semi detached 1 bdrm luxury cottage, 1200 sq ft, 2 priv entrances w/ propane F/P, fully furn’d w/ 8 appls, lots of cupboards, quiet area, priv prkg, must have vehicle, N/P, N/S, avail Dec. 1. $1150 mo. (250)656-4503.
DUPLEXES/4PLEXES ESQUIMALT PARKLANDS Dr- 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 5 appls, s/s duplex. Sm pet ok, sunny patio, large yard. Avail now. $1,300+utils Call Equitex 250386-6071 or www.equitex.ca
SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1600 mo. Avail Feb. 1st. Call 250-217-4060. SIDNEY- NEW 3 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1700 mo. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-217-4060.
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WANTED TO RENT SENIOR COUPLE just retired wish to do some writing, ﬁshing etc. while enjoying the peace & quiet of a cottage or private suite. Reliable former homeowners, will provide worry-free care of your home & property. Prefer long term, up to $900. Exc. refs, NS/NP. Please call (778)679-2044.
2000 RED MUSTANG V6 110, 600km. Automatic, fully loaded, new front brakes, alternator, battery. No accidents, one owner. $6300. 250-652-2870. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ﬁrm. 250-755-5191.
WISHART AREA: Single hard working mom with 11 yr old and 1 well trained cat, looking to rent a 1 or 2 bdrm, (approx $1000/mo), within walking distance to Wishart school in Colwood. Exc. ref’s. Please call 250-208-0386 and leave message.
2009 PONTIAC G5- $14,500. Air conditioned, electric windows, 4 new tires/2 spare. 45,000 km. 2 year warranty left. Call (250)360-0892.
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MARINE APARTMENTS FURNISHED
JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm Condo, 2 bath, good location, beautiful kitchen, NS/NP, prkg avail. $1350. 250-361-9540. MAYFAIR MALL, 1 bdrm, 1 bath Condo, 3 appls, N/S, N/P, prkg incl’d, bike storage, $898, avail Jan. 1st. 250-361-9540.
TILLICUM: LARGE 3 bdrm, den, 2 bath. W/D, D/W, large fenced yard. Ample parking. Close to bus routes and shopping. Quiet street. N/S. $1700 + util’s. Call (250)418-0252.
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1993 BAYLINER Classic 2452. In excellent condition. Head, galley, canopy, 9.9hp 4-stroke Yamaha. Dinghy & extras. $17,000. (no trailer). Call 250-656-6136.
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SHARED ACCOMMODATION LANGFORD NEW townhouse. bdrm, bath. $625, inclusive. NS/NP. Available Nov 1. Call 250-382-9434.
SUITES, LOWER COLWOOD- 1 bdrm Bach, patio, shared W/D, N/S. $820 mo incls utils. 250-391-7915. 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). LANGFORD 2-BDRM. W/D, New paint, bathroom & wood stove. Private, own entrance, parking, shared hydro. $800. /mo. Avail now. (250)479-0432 UVIC AREA, 2 bdrm, $1050 mo incls all utils, N/S, N/P, avail immed, 250-721-4040.
SUITES, UPPER ESQUIMALT- 1 bdrm, self contained, new windows. $690. NS/NP. Avail now. Call (250)884-6790
OAK BAY Junction: Jan. 1st. 2-bdrm in quiet, senior’s 55+ building. $850. Heat, h/w incl. N/P. Share purchase required. 1678 Fort St. (250) 595-4593.
SIDNEY- QUIET cozy 1 bdrm, W/D, utils included, NS/NP, completely furnished. Avail Jan 1. Call (250)656-7184.
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1992 CADILLAC Deville, brown, 90k. Celebrity owned. View at 930 Ardmore Dr. (golf course parking lot). Silent auction opening bid $3,900. (250)656-1767. 2006 MALIBU LT V6, dealer maintained. 70,500 km’s. Blue with grey interior. $6,900, moving sale. Call 250-5955727 or 250-886-1319.
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CONDO IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION FOR SALE designed for age 55+ group and comes with services. Excellent location near the Inner Harbour, Legislature, shopping etc. Will consider a rental lease also on this bright, homey, residence. Call Tony Joe-RE/MAX Camosun 250.370.7788 for more info & pictures. see: w/s http://www. tonyjoe.com/
HOMES FOR RENT
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1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, ﬁrewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. Call 250-478-9231.
1977 CADILLAC Eldorado, beige metallic. Cruise control, automatic. Very good cond., only 80,000 km. $2000. obo. Please call (250)477-7076.
BOATHOUSE FOR SALE, 27x10’ interior dimension, power, lighting, pigeon proof, taller than other boat houses. Below cost at $15,000. Call 250-656-6136.
UPTOWN- FURNISHED studio apt. Laundry, cable, heat, hydro included. $675. 250380-7421.
SIDNEY EXECUTIVE suite. near ocean & town. $900. Short/long term. 250-656-8080
2007 DODGE CALIBER SXTmint, loaded, 74,000 km. $10,000. (250)598-6605.
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HAULING AND SALVAGE
MOVING & STORAGE
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DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.
(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca
BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071 SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.
2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.
EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.
Certiﬁed General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
250-477-4601 250-361-6193- NO job too Small or too Large! We do it all. Visa ok. Reasonable rates.
CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.
AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.
COMPLETE HOME Renos. Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced insured. Call Darren 250-217-8131.
GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.
DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.
KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278
EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858.
HARDWORKING AND reliable lady avail to clean your house. Louise 250-891-8677. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, ofﬁces. BBB member. (250)388-0278.
COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Please call Des 250-656-9363, 250-727-5519.
FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.
(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall pruning, clean-up. Blackberry, ivy rmvl. 24yrs exp.
250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, windows, power washing, roof demoss, repairs. Insured.
250-216-9476 ACCEPTING clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups.
PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.
COMM. & Residential Reno’s: Drywall, Carpentry & Painting. Call Les (250)858-0903. WOMAN CONTRACTOR. Over 20 years experience in renovations. References on request. Call 250-888-7042.
CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP? Hedge need a haircut? Tree need a trim? Call Michael at (250)588-9367.
CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535
HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.
ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.
SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.
A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.
LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.
ROOF DE-MOSS & treatment. Driveways, walkways & gutter cleaning. 30yrs exp. 744-9801.
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
ON POINT PAINTING. Polite, clean cut crew. Professional results. Call (250)744-4927.
LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.
UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.
INSULATION MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278
✭BUBBA’S HAULING✭ Honest, on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service. 250-478-8858. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.
MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
GIVE THEM A PAPER ROUTE! A paper route is about so much more than money. These days kids want and need so many things. With a paper route they not only earn the money to buy those things, they also gain a new respect for themselves. They discover a new sense of conﬁdence, power and control by having their very own job, making their own money and paying for their own games, phones and time with friends. All it takes is an hour or so after school Wednesday and Friday. And even better... there are no collections required.
It’s so easy to get started… call
DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.
QUALITY INSULATION blown ﬁberglass. Affordable rates. (250)896-6652.
Give them power. Give them confidence. Give them control.
DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB
DIAMOND DAVE GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING AT FAIR PRICES! 250-889-5794.
20% OFF Fall clean-ups, racking, mowing, hedge/shrub trimming. (250)479-6495.
PAINTING PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.
FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.
WRIGHT MOVING. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Free Est’s. Call Phil (250)383-8283.
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. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GOT A Truck, I can Haul. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call Phil 250-595-3712
FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.
DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.
COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.
CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood ﬂoor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877
DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.
GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.
WINDOW & Gutter Cleaning, minor repairs. Comm/Res. Insured, free est. (250)881-3684
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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 www.vericoselect.com
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
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955
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
4-4305 Maltwood, $449,000
4038 Cumberland, $499,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Miles Takacs, 250-744-3301 pg. 19
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301
Saturday & Sunday 12-2 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900
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
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
963 McCallum Rd, $419,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422
Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
463 Avery, $389,900 pg. 19
9710 Fifth St, $614,500
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301
Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683
309-825 Goldstream, $239,000
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608
1677 Texada, $799,000
4030/4040 Borden St, $299,900 pg. 9
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967
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
954 Walfred Rd, $239,900
Sunday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653
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
4035 Cumberland Rd, $524,900
Friday - Monday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626
Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683
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
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967
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
Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333
210-4535 Viewmont Ave, $249,900
114-3962 Cedar Hill Rd Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033
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
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
Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900
Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301
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
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
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
604-420 Linden, $429,900
110 Beach, $819,000 Sunday 12-2 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900
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
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
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
2-2538 Fifth, $424,900 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459
1687 Brousson, $539,000
102-415 Linden, $259,900 pg. 8
Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com
Find more details on the Open Houses below in the
251 Government, $631,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen, 250-744-3301
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
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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, December 7, 2012
Victoria shop chosen to unveil next generation TV for Canada Itâ€™s a TV so big, it barely fits in a photograph. Atlas Audio Video Unlimited staffer Doug Shea demonstrates the size of the new Sony 84-inch super high-definition TV at its unveiling Friday. Daniel Palmer/News staff
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