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Residents protest farm in suburban Gordon Head Property owners may still proceed with cattle lot; Saanich hands land-use decision to land commission Kyle Slavin News staff

The fate of an unused parcel of agricultural land in suburban Gordon Head is now in the hands of the Agricultural Land Commission. The four-acre property at 1516 Mount Douglas Cross Rd. was recently slated to become a 12,000-hen poultry operation or, failing that, a cattle farm with 100 cows. But neighbours, outraged that Saanich council painted the landowners into a corner where farming was the only remaining option, rallied against the aggressive farm plans and asked council Monday night for reconsideration of a residential subdivision instead. Instead, council voted 8-1 to send the owner’s application to remove it from the agricultural land reserve to the ALC, without comment from council, putting the decision squarely in the hands of the provincial agency. “It gets us back to (a point) where the development application is neither approved or defeated, and it gets us back to neutral on the land reserve issue, because (without comment) we literally are in a neutral position,” said Mayor Frank Leonard. But John Alexander, the lawyer representing the Alberg family, which owns the property, says his clients are “quite disappointed” with council’s decision, and is urging the family to move forward on the cattle feed lot to protect their land. “The land could get caught in the middle where all of the ALR usage rights disappear when it’s removed from the land reserve,

and yet there’s no zoning that allows for residential development,” Alexander said. He said the only options the Albergs have left are going the legal route and indicating to Saanich that they don’t want an application to go to the land commission until the property is rezoned residential, or go the farming route and begin construction of the cattle feed lot. Some 150 residents jammed into the small council chambers Monday for the committee of the whole meeting, and only a handful of whom vocally expressed concerns to council. “It makes no sense for this to remain in the ALR. It makes no sense that this should be a chicken farm or an intensive cattle farm,” said Stephen Fletcher, who lives across the street from the property. “If there’s a tasteful opportunity for it to be development, the community will endorse that.” Saanich council twice rejected plans to develop the property, first in March 2011 when the Alberg family proposed 16-lot subdivision, and then again in July 2012, when the family proposed a 12-lot subdivision plus community garden. Both times council rejected the development proposals, with a majority of council saying they don’t support residential development on farm land. But the Mount Douglas Cross Road property, owned by siblings Don Alberg, Gord Alberg and Florence Davis, hasn’t been farmed in decades, noted Mercer Place resident Mark Vukobrat. “If this property is taken out of the ALR there is no loss of food production because there’s been no food production on this land for some time,” he said, noting a petition he circulated in the neighbourhood saw 233 area residents say they’d rather have homes than an intensive farm nearby. Alexander said, if necessary, the Albergs will contact the ALC directly and request that any application Saanich may send on their behalf should not be considered. PLEASE SEE: Saanich eyes Panama Flats, Page A4

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New MP Rankin sworn in, joins NDP caucus in Ottawa Fifteen days after he won a byelection for the Victoria riding, Member of Parliament Murray Rankin was sworn in to his new position Tuesday in Ottawa. Rankin, who won a close battle against the Green Party, was

welcomed to the NDP caucus by party leader Thomas Mulcair. The Opposition leader said voters in Victoria have had enough of the Conservatives’ “backwards environmental policies.” “Murray Rankin is best posi-

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Mountain of fill grows in West Saanich District moves to limit amount of earth trucked onto private property Kyle Slavin News staff

A growing mound of earth on a West Saanich Road property has angered neighbours and highlighted the lack of municipal control on fill. A number of residents complained to Saanich council that one of their neighbours has trucked an inordinate amount of rock and clay onto his property at 5813 West Saanich Rd., creating a eyesore that Saanich should have been able to prevent. But the landowner hasn’t run afoul of any existing regulations. Leon Rosteski, who owns the property that is causing friction, estimates he’s trucked in some 25,000 cubic metres of fill, and he’s not done yet. “I’m filling to a height where I get a view, and then I’m going to build (a house) on top of it,” he told the News. He says he’s doing construction projects a service by accepting fill. Saanich, in turn, has revised its fill bylaw to limit the amount of material that can be trucked onto a property. Rosteski said new limits on fill will have a negative impact on the cost of building in the region, he argued.

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Neighbours are complaining about the noise, dust and obstruction of the heap of fill at 5813 West Saanich Rd. insisting it’s a man-made mountain, not just a molehill. “Where are you going to take this fill? The fill costs are just going to be outrageous,” Rosteski said. “When you live out in rural areas, it means you’ve got room to do something like this, and they’re squashing all that.” To the dismay of Rosteski’s neighbours, Saanich has removed a largely subjective section of the fill bylaw that governed adverse view and sightline impacts on neighbouring properties. “In the case of deposit of fill, you can put in, ‘It shall be no more than X metres high, it shall be only sloped at such and such

a slope,’ but it’s got to be measurable and definitive,” said Colin Doyle, Saanich’s director of engineering. “You can’t have clauses in there that are essentially subject to broad interpretation, because it leaves a homeowner in a position where he doesn’t know if he’s in compliance with the bylaw or not.” Several residents on West Saanich Road say they’ve been adversely affected by the amount of fill trucked in to 5813 West Saanich Rd. Deposit of fill is regulated by

the provincial government, but municipalities are given jurisdiction to approve or deny fill permits, and set a few regulations, such as the allowable amount of fill based on property size, or the time of day fill can be deposited on a site. Mayor Frank Leonard explained the fill permits are only approved or denied based on the property size and fill volumes, not adverse impacts to the environment or neighbours. “In many ways it boils down to a neighbour issue, as a opposed to an engineering issue,” he said.

Saanich council unanimously approved the updated deposit of fill bylaw, calling it “a starting point,” but said more needs to be done to look at amendments that would protect the interests of neighbouring homeowners. “It’s not perfect but it’s going to get us somewhere, and at least it gets us to raise our concerns in the minds of provincial staff,” said Coun. Nichola Wade. Doyle says the province still has to OK the revised deposit of fill bylaw. Staff will re-examine whether the wording can be changed to give neighbours better legal protection. Leonard suggested writing a motion to the Union of B.C. Municipalities seeking changes to provincial law that would give municipalities more discretion. “We’re not dealing with folks who are bringing in fill to level out a site for a riding ring anymore. There seems to be a commercial aspect to it, where folks are getting income for taking these truckloads,” he said. “Other municipalities in the province are facing this issue, too.” Rosteski said he hasn’t made money off the fill that he’s taken in – most of which, he said, came from the Capital Regional District’s McTavish Reservoir replacement project in North Saanich. “They should be grateful there have been people taking the fill, keeping the costs down on housing in Victoria,” he said. “This whole thing’s not making sense.”

More spills leave two Saanich waterways polluted Kyle Slavin News staff

Another oil spill – presumed to be from a leaking home heating tank – has caused yet another environmental disaster, as a large sheen was discovered last Saturday on Blenkinsop Creek. The source is believed to be an underground tank on a property on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Blenkinsop Road. The home was being demolished and the homeowner had no idea the property held a buried tank. “Right now we’re containing it, or trying to contain it, within the Blenkinsop Creek. We have booms and pads out,” said Ben

Bowker, manager of Saanich’s storm and waste water section. Ian Bruce, with the Peninsula Streams Society, says it’s not known how much oil spilled, but said some did make its way to Swan Lake. “I’m disappointed that (spills are) still happening, but I’m not surprised,” Bruce said. The Ministry of Environment said in an email while the volume of the leaked oil is unknown, “there was oiling of grasses in the creek over several hundred metres.” “The owner stated he had (investigated) for unknown contaminants prior to beginning demolition (of the home). The fuel appears to have been [an] unknown longtime leak which was contained under the

basement foundation slab and released upon demolition,” the ministry said. Bowker says these incidents where there is an unknown tank on a property is leaving homeowners in a tough position. “They don’t end with a happy ending. We certainly feel horrible for these private homeowners that have no idea that this is in their yard,” he said. Last week a spill was discovered on the Colquitz River, too. Bowker says the substance was tested and deemed to be diesel fuel, possibly from a vehicle. “We didn’t confirm it to a specific location or connection to a home,” he said of the spill, discovered Dec. 5 behind Tillicum Centre. “We don’t see any more product

coming out, either.” Siphon dams and absorbent material remain at an outlet just prior to entering the creek to capture any residual diesel – particularly in the event of a heavy rainfall. The Colquitz has been hit with at least three other spills in the last year, including two large home heating tank spills in November 2011 and February 2012, and the leakage of mineral oil from a B.C. Hydro power cable last month. Bowker commented that his crews have never had to respond to so many oil spills in such a short amount of time. “We haven’t seen this trend in the past,” he said, “and the hope is that it will subside soon.”

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“(Council) came up with the motion (Monday night) with no notice to the owner, no opportunity for the owner to express their view on it,” Alexander said. “They really felt blindsided.” Monday’s meeting was originally intended to focus on amending official documents in Saanich – the official community plan and the Gordon Head local area plan – which conflict in terms of land use plans for the Alberg property. Coun. Dean Murdock, the sole dissenting vote at the meeting, said the motion to send the application, without comment, to the ALC is “a failure to the residents who elected us to represent them.” “The discussion was pitched as black and white, but I think there was a large grey area that was unexplored,” he said. “What we’ve done is pack the whole thing up and send it to the ALC. That’s basically a recipe to unlock this (for residential development), and then it’s just a discussion around what kind of development goes here.” Saanich South MLA Lana Popham, the NDP’s agriculture critic, spoke at the council meeting about smart farming. She said she felt Saanich “decided that this property isn’t a farm years ago,” by developing everything else around it. The agriculture critic took the stance that, given its location, this property should be developed, instead of farmed. “It’s a difficult choice that I’ve made, and I’ve probably disappointed some folks in the audience. As far as Saanich as a community, I think it’s a better direction to have a subdivision,” she said. Coun. Judy Brownoff stressed that she doesn’t want to see a net loss if this parcel of land is removed from the ALR. “If land comes out of the ALR, equal value land should go back in,” she said, suggesting a portion of Saanich’s newly acquired Panama Flats that isn’t currently protected agricultural land. Leonard, too, has previously suggested including more of Panama Flats in the ALR. If all goes ahead as council anticipates, Leonard says the next steps in the process are for Saanich staff to send the application to the ALC. That process could take months. In an email Alexander sent the Albergs on Tuesday, he said he doesn’t anticipate that ALC process to be complete until June or July 2013. He suggested moving ahead with the feed lot in January or February to preempt any ALC decision.


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Witness testifies to alleged sexual abuse at St. Joseph the Worker Warning: The following story contains graphic testimony of a sexual nature that could be upsetting to some readers.

Key complainant against former Saanich priest Phillip Jacobs takes stand Edward Hill News staff

An alleged victim of a former Saanich priest testified Tuesday that Phillip Jacobs molested him a number of times more than a decade ago, while attending St. Joseph the Worker Catholic School on Burnside Road West. The young man, who can’t be identified, described to the court and Justice J. Miriam Gropper a number of incidents of sexual touching during his time as an altar server under direction of Jacobs, at the time the parish priest. Led by the questioning of Crown prosecutor Clare Jennings on the second day of the trial, the witness said the pattern of touching by Jacobs escalated from a hand on the back, then to his buttocks and then to more direct molestation. He went on to describe an incident where Jacobs took him to a secondary room attached to an anteroom behind the church altar, where altar servers prepare for ceremonies. In the secondary room, the witness testified that Jacobs “touched my genitals” with his hand, under the robe, and there

was quick “skin to skin” contact. The witness described another time he volunteered to move bibles between the church and the elementary school during lunch hour. In the room behind the altar, the witness said Jacobs again touched his genitals, and then made the witness put his hand on Jacobs’ genitals – again brief “skin to skin” contact. “He took my hand and pressed it into his pants,” he told the court. “He used one hand to move my hand, and his other hand was around my neck.” The witness said he didn’t see a pattern to Jacobs behaviour and was unsure how many times the priest allegedly molested him, other than it was more than once and “less than 12” times. Until eventually telling a girlfriend later in life and then the Saanich police, the witness said he hadn’t told anyone about the abuse. “It was all very confusing and I was upset,” he said. “I was taught priests can be trusted and confided in and are good people. It was tough to understand.” Jacobs, 63, is charged with sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and touching a young person for a sexual purpose. The charges involve three minors under the age of 14, with alleged incidents spanning September 1996 to June 2001, all within Saanich. Jacobs was arrested Aug. 4, 2010 and released on $25,000 bail. In the second half of the day, Jacobs’ lead defence attorney Chris Considine chipped away at the credibility of the witness’s narrative of events, and honed in on the fact the witness was unable to recall a number of details about his time

as an altar server. The witness was unable to give a ballpark estimate of how many times he served as an altar server in St. Joseph the Worker church, although he suggested he did the job over three school years. Considine asked why he didn’t stop being a server if he was being abused. “I was scared and confused,” the witness said. “I didn’t know what to do.” Holding up documents provided by the school, Considine suggested the witness acted as an altar server at the church over only two school years, that altar servers were chosen at random for services, and that the witness may have only served in the position a single time. The witness denied that. The defence attorney told the court it wasn’t possible that the witness was in the presence of Jacobs all that often. “So if you served during mass, (the number of times) must have been extremely few,” Considine said. “Your involvement on a physical level with Phillip Jacobs must have been not over two years, but maybe over a few months.” The witness agreed with Considine that the potential window for sexual touching was smaller than he had first asserted, and that the witness had told a police detective and a trauma counsellor details of the abuse that weren’t correct. “I could have been confused,” he said. “You don’t know how scared I was and confused.” Near to the end of questioning, Considine asserted, “you were never abused by Phillip Jacobs were you?” “Yes I was,” the witness shot back. Check for updates at saanichnews. com.

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The Victoria Police Department will continue to operate its controversial automated licence plate recognition program, despite a decision by neighbouring Saanich to suspend its program until privacy concerns are resolved. Automated licence plate recognition (ALPR) uses cruisermounted cameras to scan and check plates of passing vehicles against police databases. It allows police to identify stolen vehicles and prohibited drivers – classified as “hits” – but the system also flags registered owners involved in court action, parolees and even people associated to others with criminal records. In her Nov. 15 report, privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham found VicPD is violating the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act by transferring “non-hit” data to

the RCMP, which administers the program, even though that information is deleted within 30 minutes of receipt. Denham recommended VicPD find a way of immediately deleting non-hit data, and that it restrict the use of the program to include only traffic-related and warrant information. Those recommendations were addressed for the first time at a Victoria police board meeting Tuesday. “The goal is to have the program come into compliance, whether it’s the camera, whether it’s the software, how the information is transmitted, those are all technical issues that our police department will be working with the RCMP to come into compliance,” said Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin. VicPD will report back to the board in three months on progress made implementing the recommendations, he said. VicPD’s decision to continue to collect data sits in contrast

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Birders prep for Christmas count Arnold Lim News staff

Sharp eyes and trained ears are on the lookout for our avian friends. The 54th edition of the Victoria Christmas Bird Count launches Saturday, where birders with spotting scopes and binoculars scan the horizon for birds of all types, including the rarer species congregating in Greater Victoria. “This year could be an excellent year,” said VCBC co-ordinator Ann Nightingale. “We have a lot of rare birds out now.” Recent sightings of a flock of brown pelicans near Fisherman’s Wharf and a blue-grey gnatcatcher at Swan Lake have been a source of excitement for birders in the region. Nightingale, who counts herself as a birder as opposed to a bird watcher – as you may only hear the bird without seeing it – said the count is an important tool for tracking trends with an eye on conservation. She hopes even more volunteers keep their eyes peeled for the Victoria event that boasts the most participants from more than 2,000

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Ann Nightingale hopes birders will be on the lookout for birds such as the brown pelican (right) during the annual Victoria Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. bird counts from across North America. The Dec. 15 count covers a radius of more than 24 kilometres in 20 designated land zones and three water zones. “It is the longest citizen science project going and Victoria has been doing this since 1958,” Nightingale said. “It is important we look at the trends, at what is happening in Victoria so we can conserve (the birds).”

More than 220 birders flocked to the count in 2011 and Nightingale has her sights set on even more volunteers, like second-year counter Kim Taylor. “I am always excited to learn, it is a great experience,” said Taylor, a research technologist. “I have gotten the bug of seeing new birds. I am keeping a list of how many I see and it is fun to add to it.” The longtime bird lover

takes on the Albert Head Lagoon and Triangle Mountain count and looks forward to the challenge that puts her bird knowledge to the test. “The game of figuring out who is who … and what they are doing is exciting to figure out,” Taylor continued. “It is the thrill of seeing some things new. It is an adventure.” Other key birding areas include Clover Point, Esquimalt Lagoon and Martindale flats. Even residential backyard birdfeeders are in the sights of those who can’t make it outdoors. Information from all bird counts is submitted to the Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada. Nightingale, a 17-year birder, hopes to surpass the 140 species and 80,000 bird-count average. “It is important to me because I really care about what is happening with the bird population,” Nightingale said. “I am a bit of a bird evangelist and this is a great opportunity for me to share the birds with other people.” For more information on the Victoria Christmas Bird Count, see or email Nightingale at

More VIHA staff receiving flu vaccine Faced with the threat of mandatory influenza immunizations, staff at the Vancouver Island Health Authority have upped their participation rate. So far this year, 62 per cent of staff have been immunized. That’s up from 38 per cent by the same time last year. Earlier this fall, the provincial government announced it would require hospi-

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members to get vaccinated, but uphold their members’ right to choose. As winter approaches, influenza rates continue to increase in B.C., but they are within the expected range for this time of year, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. See for more on flu vaccinations.

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A night firing exercise will be carried out at Heals Range on: 22 December 2012

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Heals Range is located west of the junction of Willis Point Road and Wallace Drive, in Saanich, BC. The coordinates are 48° 32’ 40” North, 123° 27’ 00” West.

Le champ de tir Heals est situé à l’ouest de la jonction du chemin Willis Point et Wallace Drive, à Saanich, CB. Les coordonnées sont 48° 32’ 40” Nord, 123° 27’ 00” Ouest.

Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark all entryways, roads and tracks into the range area.

Des affiches bilingues interdisant l’accès indiquent les endroits interdits.

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The individuals pictured here are wanted as of Dec. 12, 2012

Darcy Bruce MORGAN

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is wanted for Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property and Failure to Comply.

• Weight: 186 lbs. • Height: 6’ • DOB: Feb. 28, 1964

• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’9” • DOB: Jan. 23, 1963

Brent Malcolm CONNORS

Christopher John BATHE

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is wanted for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

• Weight: 181 lbs. • Height: 5’10” • DOB: March 21, 1986

• Weight: 221 lbs. • Height: 5’9” • DOB: July 20, 1968

Darcy Darr yl DICK

Bryan Richard COOPER

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is wanted for Trafficking a Controlled Substance and Failure to Appear.

• Weight: 186 lbs. • Height: 5’7” • DOB: Nov. 18, 1984

• Weight: 181 lbs. • Height: 6’3” • DOB: May 8, 1991

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is wanted for Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Failure to Appear.

• Weight: 221 lbs. • Height: 6’1” • DOB: Feb. 18, 1989

• Weight: 122 lbs. • Height: 5’2” • DOB: Jan. 11, 1990

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HELP SOLVE Guns, cash, coins stolen On Dec. 4, 2012 a break and enter and theft occurred in the 2500-block of Rainville Rd. in Langford. It is believed the break and enter occurred between 8 and 9:30 a.m. A five-foot-high safe, two long guns, a hand gun, a rare coin collection and cash were stolen. None of this property has been recovered. Of particular concern is the whereabouts of the firearms.

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Borrowers owed payday loan refunds Consumer Protection B.C. orders Cash Store to pay back fees Daniel Palmer News staff

Cash Store Financial has been ordered to repay nearly $1 million in illegal payday loan fees to consumers in the coming months in the wake of a long legal battle by the province’s consumer protection agency. Edmonton-based Cash Store Financial, which has The Cash Store and Instaloans branches in Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich and Colwood, was the focus of a Consumer Protection B.C. investigation in 2010. The inquiry revealed customers were being billed more than the allowed maximum of $23 per $100 borrowed on cash cards, a finding the company disputed.

Consumer Protection B.C. took the unprecedented step on Nov. 30 of issuing a supplemental compliance order to force Cash Store to pay back customers. “In all other cases, we achieved voluntary compliance,” said Manjit Bains, Consumer Protection B.C.’s vice-president of corporate relations. “With Cash Store, they chose not to comply with the law.” The refund process began Tuesday and will be overseen by an independent auditor and Consumer Protection B.C. officials. Anyone who used The Cash Store or Instaloans between Nov. 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 may be eligible for a refund. Nearly 68,000 transactions and $1 million should be refunded beginning in February 2013, Bains said. “We remain optimistic (Cash Store) will reimburse consumers. We’ve also put in controls to ensure consumers are receiving accurate and timely refunds.”

The onus lies with Cash Store to contact its customers and make them aware of the refund process, she said. Any funds that remain unclaimed, after all efforts to reach eligible consumers are exhausted, are held by Consumer Protection B.C. for a further six years, during which time claims for refunds can be submitted directly to the agency. A website that outlines the rights of consumers who use payday loan services is available at Bains said while the payday loan industry provides a wanted service, consumers need to educate themselves on any potential breaches of the law. “Just being very cautious on any opportunities where something sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” she said. “You’re getting your money quickly, but it can be at great cost.” –with files from the Victoria News

Roommate dispute leads to stabbing Two middle-aged roommates arguing over money ended with a stabbing Wednesday morning in their shared Saanich apartment. Police were called to the 3200-block of Cook St., near the border with Victoria, around 8 a.m. The victim was suffering from a stab wound to the leg and there was a blood trail leading out of the apartment to the hallway. “The stabbing occurred in the apartment, and from there (the victim) went out looking for some help,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. Police were still looking for a weapon as of Wednesday afternoon, and were unsure exactly what it was. “It's believed to be some type of edged weapon or a pointed instrument,” Jantzen said. The victim, in his 50s, was treated at the scene for puncture wounds. The suspect, also in his 50s, fled, and Saanich police, with the

assistance of Victoria police, were still looking for him Wednesday. “We know who he is, that's not a mystery.

It's just a matter of tracking him down,” Jantzen said. What exactly instigated the stabbing

is still unknown, but Jantzen said money appears to be the root of the argument.

Clarification In the Dec. 12 story “Hard fight for nurse practitioner” the number of military veterans residing at Lodge at Broadmead is 130 of 229 residents. The News apologizes for the error.

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n Monday night Saanich council reversed its ideologically driven position of preserving every scrap of agricultural land, even at the expense of logic or fairness to property owners. Council voted to ask the provincial Agricultural Land Commission to rule on excluding four acres from the agricultural land reserve, which resides in what is now a residential neighbourhood in Gordon Head. Most Saanich councillors, and indeed the majority of civic politicians across the Capital Region, are loathe to bulldoze farmland for housing subdivisions. Top restaurants in Victoria boast about using local produce, farmers’ markets can’t keep up with demand, and gardening and hobbyfarming are popular across the region. But when 150 people showed up in Saanich council chambers and explained why a cattle feed lot or poultry farm is clearly a bad idea in the midst of suburbia, the politicians could sense which way the wind was blowing. Sending the issue to the ALC isn’t the same as endorsing housing on the land in question, and the process could take a year, but it is a significant shift in thinking. But what is most refreshing is that most councillors were able to budge from ideologically entrenched positions. This is what voters want from local politicians – the ability to listen to residents and weigh what makes sense. Even one-time farmer and current MLA Lana Popham agreed that when a municipality allows neighbourhoods to crop up around farmland, holding onto isolated parcels is punitive on the landowner. If municipalities want to ensure property is preserved for agriculture, at times it will need to buy the land, which is what Saanich did for Panama Flats, and which the mayor is pushing for inclusion into the agricultural land reserve. The vast majority ALR and non-ALR farmland in the region, though, resides in Central and North Saanich, and Metchosin. Excluding remnants amid suburban residential neighbourhoods doesn’t represent the destruction of farming.

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 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

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is the season to be jolly. Or dealing with the Coffee Grinch, the is it? warm feeling of the season was all Earlier this week I was around. waiting in line to get my As I walked back to the daily caffeine fix at a local office I wondered, even coffee shop. The woman with masses of holiday in front of me was on the cheer all around for the phone and didn’t bother month of December, does to hang up while she was the holiday season make ordering from the young the majority of people girl at the till. jolly? Or has it become a Not only that, she was time of year where everysnippy and rude when one is at risk of turning she confirmed her order, various shades of green as if she didn’t have time as they slowly morph into Devon to ensure her multiple the Grinch? request of non-fat, halfI have always been a MacKenzie sweet, extra-hot, no-whip strong believer in the manPostscript coffee was heard cortra that you get what you rectly by the server. give. In recent months, I I know this mustn’t be an unusual have seen this among people I am situation. In fact, I know from expeclose to, or have been. The people rience working in food service and, who had a tough few months (or more recently, the retail industry, years) were finally rewarded with that people can be nasty. I’m sure something fabulous in their lives, I’ve been guilty of it once or twice while the ones who worked hard to myself. Sometimes we’re in a rush, build bad karma, well, let’s just say or something else bad has hapthey got what they deserved. pened that day to put us in a negaWhether it’s the pressure of holitive state of mind. day shopping, or the commitments But what made me really take to attend seasonal parties, dinners notice of this woman’s less-than-apand get-togethers, this can be an propriate behaviour was the juxtaextremely stressful time of year. But position of all things festive around it’s also a time when it’s important me. Apart from the grumpy woman, to be thankful for what you have everything else was so cheery. The and considerate of those around holiday music playing in the backyou, no matter what the circumground, the Christmas lights shining stances. around the windows. With the new year fast approachRight down to the young cashier’s ing, my friends and I have decided exceptionally polite demeanour to make a concerted effort to con-

sider our karma. There are plenty of ways to bank the good stuff, including something as simple as giving the server at the coffee shop the respect they deserve. During the rush of the holiday season I’ve come across plenty of people who are banking good karma by contributing in larger ways to their community. There’s a huge Secret Santa: Toys for Tots campaign happening on the Saanich Peninsula, and a group of individuals are coming together once again to put on a full Christmas dinner spread in Sidney for those who might otherwise go without. Peninsula residents have also been dropping off spare change at the News Review office. So far we’ve collected more than $2,000 with our Coins for Kids campaign, the proceeds of which will go to the Toys for Tots program before Christmas. As I said, not all good deeds have to be monumental. Karma-builders can also be simple. Next time you’re at the bank, hold the door for someone, or when you exchange glances with a stranger while finishing up your last-minute Christmas shopping, share a quick smile. Most of all – like the cheery young girl serving the grumpy lady in the coffee shop – remember to not let the Grinches get you down. – Devon MacKenzie is a reporter for the Peninsula News Review.

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Let’s all resolve to make it a real happy new year Wouldn’t it be wonderful if It’s a poor country where most world leaders resolved to look at homes don’t have electricity. life in a different light this New Crime is increasing and climate Year? change is making life They could follow difficult for farmers, the example of Bhutan. who provide much In 1971, the small of the landlocked country, nestled country’s food. in the Himalayas Still, according to between China and the Guardian, life India, rejected the expectancy in Bhutan idea of gross domestic has doubled over the product as the past 20 years, almost measure of progress. all children now go Instead, leaders to primary school David Suzuki focused on gross and the country has with Ian Hanington been improving its national happiness. The idea is gaining infrastructure. traction and I’m humbled and Bhutan has also enshrined pleased to be involved with a environmental protection and global initiative to promote it. intergenerational equity in its World leaders took the concept constitution. seriously enough to hold a United David R. Boyd’s book, The Nations Conference on Happiness Right to a Healthy Environment: in April 2012, and Bhutan was Revitalizing Canada’s Constitution, recognized for its environmental offers a wonderful analysis of leadership at the recent UN where the world’s nations now climate summit in Doha, Qatar. stand on the concept, as well Life isn’t perfect in Bhutan. as strong arguments for why

Canada should join the more than 140 nations with environmental protection in their constitutions. Caring for the environment can help achieve gross national happiness in many ways – by giving our children a more secure future, improving human health, ensuring resources are available to meet the needs of citizens, offering recreational and spiritual connections with nature and giving people a sense of pride and respect for the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy. There’s more to happiness than just having a clean environment – and Bhutan has yet to get there. According to research for the UN Conference on Happiness, “The happiest countries in the world are all in Northern Europe (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands).” Although these countries are wealthy, the study points out that money isn’t the only factor, as happiness is decreasing in countries like the U.S. “Political

freedom, strong social networks and an absence of corruption are together more important than income in explaining wellbeing differences between the top and bottom countries,” the researchers write. “At the individual level, good mental and physical health, someone to count on, job security and stable families are crucial.” Note that the happiest countries all have healthy economies and robust social programs. We can also look at how various countries responded to the recent economic crisis. Those that bailed out banks and reduced social spending are facing the same kinds of problems as before. Iceland approached its massive financial meltdown in a way that was pretty much the opposite of that taken by the U.S. and Europe, refusing to rescue its banks and increasing social spending, among other measures. Iceland still has problems, but it has recovered faster than

other nations and its social safety net remains strong. Inequality has been reduced, and the crisis spurred citizens to propose and develop a new constitution, which is being considered by parliament. There’s an old saw that says the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. In the case of leaders who focus almost entirely on economic growth and corporate interests, it’s a recipe for disaster. As George Monbiot recently wrote in the U.K.’s Guardian, “In return for 150 years of explosive consumption, much of which does nothing to advance human welfare, we are atomising the natural world and the human systems that depend on it.” As we celebrate a season of sharing, our leaders could brighten our lives by considering what really makes our societies strong, healthy and happy.

LETTERS Safety rep’s statements refuted by U.S. research Re: Spike in pedestrian-driver collisions prompts warnings (News, Dec. 12) I question Alan Perry’s statements regarding crosswalks with flashing lights doing “little to decrease pedestrian crashes.” I requested the background research from Mr. Perry and, so far, he has been unable to fulfill my request. In January 2012, the Federal Highway Administration in the United States released a memorandum, in which they listed nine research-proven countermeasures that have the greatest effect on improving road safety. Two of these measures were flashing lights at crosswalks and pedestrian crossing islands. Mr. Perry’s statement suggesting

that crosswalks can give pedestrians a false sense of safety is not backed up by solid research. According to the U.S. study, a high-intensity activated crosswalk has shown to reduce pedestrianrelated crashes by up to 69 per cent and roadway crashes by up to 29 per cent. This kind of crosswalk displays a flashing orange light, followed by a red light indicating that traffic should come to a full halt. Pedestrian islands mid-road resulted in a 46-per-cent drop in pedestrian crashes. As Victoria roads become more congested, I would rather see an increase in safety infrastructure than a culture of blaming the pedestrian. We are all pedestrians. Drivers, on the other hand, need to hold a licence. Drivers are responsible for slowing down and scanning

intersections and pedestrian crossings with great attention. Traffic safety campaigns for pedestrians are important, but it is simply a fact of life that pedestrians will make mistakes. We can avoid some tragic results if drivers watch out and cities put in place research-proven safety measures. Brenda MacKinley Saanich

Electric heating offers clean, comfortable option Re: Leaky oil tanks We have a 1920’s house that was previously heated by an oil furnace. The furnace was old and needed replacing, and we weren’t sure how old the oil tank was. We decided to have the furnace removed and the tank taken away, and had an electrician wire and install electric

Letters baseboard and convection heaters throughout the house. There are thermostats in every room, so if the room is not being used, neither is the heater. The main convection heater in the kitchen is programmed to come on half an hour before we get up and turn off at bedtime. I would highly recommend this as an alternative to oil tanks and furnaces. Of course the other option would be to replace your oil-burning furnace with a gas furnace and getting rid of the tank at the same time. I also wonder if there shouldn’t be some kind of regulation about replacing your oil tank every so many years, the same way a propane tank for the barbecue is only allowed so many fills before it’s considered unsafe. Katherine Buchanan Victoria

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Earl Wilde, general manager of the Victoria Regent, is entering his 23rd year with the Wharf Street hotel, which coincides with its ranking of No. 18 best hotel in Canada by readers of Conde Nast magazine. The Fairmont Empress made No. 16 on the 2012 list … Glen Lynch and his staff at Baggins at 561 Johnson St. invite shoppers to come down and help them celebrate the store’s 43 years in business in Victoria. Send your business news to editor@vicnews. com. • A13

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Girl seriously injured in watery crash Charla Huber News staff

A 17-year-old girl is in hospital after a car landed upside down in a ditch filled with water. RCMP and View Royal Fire Rescue responded to a car submerged upside down in water just after midnight on Dec. 8 near the intersection of Burnside Road West and the Burnside Road off ramp. Two 17-year-old girls were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, say West Shore RCMP, but only one remained inside the car when first responders arrived. The teen in the car was underwater and unresponsive. RCMP officers attempted to get her out, but couldn’t reach her. When additional RCMP and fire crews arrived, they lifted the vehicle and freed the passenger removing her through the broken rear window. She was taken to Victoria General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The condition and location of the second female have not been released. One person was

Museum old town hosts Father Christmas Father Christmas – Victorian style – is on hand at the Royal B.C. Museum from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday until Dec. 23. The grand old man, dressed in old-style robes, is part of the Christmas transformation of Old Town in the museum. Visitors are invited to share holiday wishes and may have photos taken with Father Christmas, for an extra fee. Admission to Old Town is included with a regular museum ticket or membership. Experience a mid1800s Christmas setting at Helmcken House, next to the museum, from Dec. 22 to 31, noon to 4 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. Included with museum admission, or by donation.

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Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin called it a “chance for something spectacular.” Scaled-down development plans involving the Northern Junk buildings on Wharf Street won a warmer reception from city council last week than a previous version. Reliance Properties seeks a rezoning and heritage alteration permit to repurpose the two abandoned heritage warehouses on the south side of the Johnson Street bridge, and to build a large mixed-use building including 59 units. If approved, the new portion will be located primarily on property now owned by the city. Land-sale negotiations are ongoing. The company’s revised plan includes one major change: the new building has been split into two smaller ones. The division allows for a view corridor from Wharf Street toward the Inner Harbour. The project’s public amenities include a plaza and waterfront pathway. Last Thursday, council voted to move the proposal to a public hearing.




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share with your family and help pay down home mortgages or education for children or grandchildren. “One of the biggest misconceptions is that Canada has inheritance tax, which we don’t,” sayss Audrey McFarlane, Ånancial advisor with Edward Jones in Oak Bay. “On the other hand, we do have to Åle a Ånal (tax) return which does have tax consequences.” A Ånal tax return takes into account all RRSP or RRIFs, unless those are left directly to a spouse or disabled child, rather than becoming part of your overall estate. “In an ideal world everybody would sit down and talk about our wishes,” says McFarlane. “It needs to be a living plan, I think. There are issues around not having traditional marriages, what people want to do around charities – those things change over time.”


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Respect nutured with age This week my wife left me and our Æuffy little Mexi-mutt and the relative comfort of our modest retirement rancher to Æy into the frozen wastes of the Q BRIAN KIERAN Yukon to work at a COLUMNIST zinc mine. She Skyped me from her closet-sized dormitory cell to report that it was 30 below outside with the wind chill. I know what you’re thinking. Is the poor woman that desperate to escape domestic bliss that she’s jumped on a polar express to work a gazillion miles from anything resembling a creature comfort, like Costco? In fact, she’s just doing what she’s always done best, nurture leadership in the workplace. However, I am not convinced that she ever thought that the dawning of her golden years would be spent teaching underground miners how to be leaders. Don’t they just follow the light to the end of the tunnel? What about me, you ask? Well, it’s not like I’m just kicking up, stringing beer tabs into necklaces and throwing the dog a bone. I’m working too. For the past few months I’ve been plugging away as a community newspaper reporter Ålling in for a colleague on leave. I happen to believe that community newspapers are the Ånal frontier



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Saanich Senior The Bi Big Issue continued from 15 Most p people are living in their biggest Ånancial asset – the their home. to think, if you go into a care facility, “You have h sell any real estate you have and add that to you can se your normal norm income. And you don’t have to worry about oth other things like food, a car, etc. If you’re in a facility, all those costs will disappear,” Dolezal says. Most p people will not outlive their Ånancial assets, agrees Mc McFarlane. “Many people are house rich and cash poor. p There are still pensions out there. … There is also critical illness and long-term care insurance.” insurance Younger seniors will also beneÅt from one of Younge the largest shifts in assets to come. “Baby boomers position to see huge transfers of wealth are in a po from their parents,” says Dolezal. “It’s going to be a phenomenal amount of money over the next 10 to phenomen 15 years. “There is a lot of extra cash people are going leaving behind. Our parents’ generation is a to be leavi frugal generation than ours.” more frug Baby boomers b though, have a more freespending lifestyle and will be leaving less to their kids, he adds. ad “The m more you can plan the easier it is for whoever is i left,” says McFarlane. “There is no single solution. It’s very individualized. It’s something everybody needs to do, but how you do it is up to the individual.” O

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Susan Barker’s Prospect Lake home was originally a cottage bought by her grandfather George Manuel Richards. He bought the summer retreat when he was in his 90s to live out his lifelong dream to live on the waterfront. As Barker grew up in Esquimalt, summers were spent with her family at the lake, swimming, boating and generally “goofing off,” she said. Upon retirement, Barker’s parents, Ruth and Arthur Boyd, moved to the cottage and put money and time into it to make it a year-round residence. Barker moved into the home in 1979 and made further renovations.


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Her return to Saanich was principally to look after her aging parents. David, Barker’s husband, is a forester and he travelled extensively with his work. After a 20-year teaching career, she gave up working to stay home and take care of their three children, Boyd, Ian and Rebecca. Barker said that organizing two tours of Bara-rumba, an Afro-Cuban folkloric percussionist/dance and song troupe, from scratch taught her that one can do anything if you have the passion and the right mind set.


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I walk daily around the neighbourhood and enjoy hiking and biking outings in the many parks of Saanich. Saanich is a treasure of trails and parks and each one is a different delight. Volunteering with the Prospect Lake Historical Society and at various music festivals such as Folkwest, Victoria Jazz Festival and Port Angeles Festival of the Arts is the way I indulge my passion for history and music.


My mother used to say, “I collect dust!” and I have followed in her footsteps. Maximizing my time outdoors is a high priority these days.


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Vallenato Festival in Valledupar, Colombia is a famous music festival held every year in April. Vallenato Music is rollicking, accordionbased folk music from that area popularized by Carlos Vives, and my dream is to attend that festival.


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A lifelong interest in Latin America has taken me to 28 states in Mexico, overland to South America in 1971 and on a two-year sabbatical to Costa Rica. Since 2003, Cuba has been my destination of choice and I go every year to Baracoa, Cuba. In 2003 and 2004, my husband and I sponsored a 12-piece Afro-Cuban folkloric group called Bara-rumba and they toured B.C, Alberta and Ontario. The project with Bara-rumba has expanded to include all 250 musicians in Baracoa. Every year we take musical instruments to the musicians in the town. My son Boyd helped me set up a website called which features video and audio clips, photos and bios of each group. Baracoa is a music lover’s dream with every type of music from heavy metal to salsa.

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For years Donna Zwiers followed the career demands of her family to live across the country. She moved to Victoria in 1993 and, but for a three-year period when she returned to Toronto, has volunteered with Saanich Volunteer Services to help people who are physically unable to maintain their gardens ever since. When she isn’t tending others’ gardens she can be found working in her own. She also stays Åt with regular visits to the gym. “You have to stay Åt to be a good gardener,” she says. O

Chuck Nielson hadn’t been very far west of Ontario when friends asked him to help them move to Victoria in 1987. He came to help them get settled and “fell in love with B.C.” He and his partner returned to Ontario, sold their properties and came to Victoria to stay. He started volunteering with Saanich Volunteer Services in 2006, where he took up driving people for shopping excursions and appointments. Nielson is active in his church, loves gardening, travelling and socializing with friends. “Being active keeps you young,” he says. O

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Saturday, Dec. 15 Monterey middle school’s Christmas Craft Fair., noon to 3 p.m. Find the perfect stocking stuffer or that much-needed last-minute gift. Oak Bay middle school (851 Monterey Ave.).

The day we contacted Gerrit Braaksma he’d just come back from Åxing a wheelchair for a client at Nigel House. On his way back, he picked several gallons of plums, then gave the plums to the volunteer services staff. That’s the sort of thing that Braaksma does, and has been doing since he came to Victoria from Toronto back in 2003. He loves helping out seniors who can’t do the small repairs they encounter in their homes. Braaksma has found that a lot of clients end up becoming friends. O


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The 6th annual Bandit Benefit Chili Supper and Concert is on Dec. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cool Aid Society’s downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora Ave. The free event gives those in need a taste of amazing vegetarian and meat chili and you can rock out with some of Victoria’s favourite local acts: The Turnpike Bandits, Ashbury West, Varmint and MD Wren.

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Budgie story goes hands-on for kids Christine van Reeuwyk

creative outlet.” Saving Grape-Jelly Cheeks is told through a cappella singing in hopes of having children and parents laughing and joining in to help rescue a budgie. The musical tale features Turner’s music throughout. “There’s a number of surprises on the page,” Furlong said, dragging a seed across the screen to the sounds of disco music. While rescuing Cheeks, readers can touch, explore and discover surprises, like the dancing bird seeds, chatty squirrels and a chorus of sassy sparrows. “We hoped to have some little life lessons in there,” Turner added. “[For example] in a garden there’s lots of things kids can do, and creatures to play with.” Saving Grape-Jelly Cheeks is available online for $1.99 at interactivetouchbooks. com.

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A Sidney budgie is getting poked and prodded by a few people as the star of a new interactive children’s book for touch screen devices. Grape-Jelly Cheeks, based on a real budgie, is the star of Sidney’s Nicola Furlong and Glynne Turner’s first interactive kids book. Mystery and suspense “You can writer Furlong plunged tell stories so into the children’s tale after getting an iPad. much more a multi-published interactively.” Already author who’d delved into - Nicola Furlong the value-added online supplements for her stories, Furlong wanted to dive into the kiddie pool taking a story she’d already written, and putting it on the modern edge of technology. “You can tell stories so much more interactively,” Furlong said. “We’re really enjoying telling stories. To tell them in this manner blows me away.” Using the Interactive Touch Books platform online gave them the financial ability to put the paper book into the multilayered option for touchscreen devices. They went about making what Turner

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Nicola Furlong with Saving Grape Jelly Cheeks in her Sidney garden. The interactive children’s touch book is available online. calls a “nice little story with simple visuals.”

“The idea of doing it ourselves was appealing,” Turner said. “That’s the

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A West Coast Christmas Victoria’s Carli and Julie Kennedy ring in the holidays with West My Friend and The West Coast Christmas Tour show in Victoria at the Superior Cafe, 106 Superior St., on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Carli and Julie Kennedy Audiences can expect traditional Christmas favourites as well as independent multi-instrumental sessions and blended harmonies for which Carli and Julie Kennedy and West My Friend are known. For reservations call 250380-9515.

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Victoria’s harbour master, Dave Featherby, came before city council to present new federal airport safety standards, and even boast about a safety award. Instead of praise, he got an earful. “The issue here is, you say you do a great job, but no one knows,â€? Mayor Dean Fortin told Featherby and fellow Transport Canada staffer, operations manager Wayne Marston, at last Thursday’s governance and priorities meeting. “The absence of that information allows the imagination to run wild.â€? For years, the Victoria Harbour airport has been a source of public concern, in part because of its proximity to residential condominiums, but also due to the heavy use of the harbour by several industries and interest groups. More recently, the approval of a luxury-yacht marina in the harbour has aggravated anxieties about overcrowding. Reports detailing the number of safety complaints and the outcomes of investigations are not made public by Transport Canada. In response to the mayor’s comments about a lack of communication, Featherby said, “It’s always been an issue to me as well.â€? “When there is an alleged violation in the harbour ‌ and we investigate it and it didn’t happen the way it is portrayed, there is nothing to (bring) back to you or council,â€? he said. “So it’s left in the mind that this happened.â€? The answer frustrated Coun. Pamela Madoff. “When somebody complains (about a safety infraction), that person needs to be responded to,â€? she said. “You’re turning into your own worst enemies.â€? A previous Transport Canada commitment to open the lines of communication by creating a residents’ committee has not materialized, she added. Air pollution and noise from the float-plane industry was another point of contention. Council expressed frustration that the new federal regulations are silent on these issues. “The individual concerns of our harbour have not been acknowledged,â€? Madoff said. Under former mayor Alan Lowe, the City of Victoria created a harbour airport task force. In 2010, the city wrote a letter to then transport minister John Baird outlining its conclusions, including quality of life issues. In response, the city received a letter committing the federal government to further studies. Marston acknowledged the commitment, but said the funds are lacking. “Right now, I don’t think the flight numbers justify the expense,â€? he said. Flights have been decreasing every year for the past four years. After peaking at 43,600 aircraft movements in 2007, last year had only 33,700 movements. Coun. Ben Isitt wasn’t appeased by the numbers. He floated the idea of a local airport authority. Madoff is also open to the idea, but warns it would need to be implemented with caution. Like the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, an airport authority would operate as a private society. “If it’s a private society and there is no oversight at all, where do you go if you don’t get satisfaction from them?â€? she asked. “It would have to have constitution and bylaws that were very specific and a chain of command (to resolve concerns).â€?

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Joyce Kline is continuing a tradition this weekend, one that last year brought 158 turkeys to her doorstep. Kline is the co-ordinator of a Christmas hamper party, which she has hosted for 11 years. Due to its growing popularity, she’s moved the operation from her home to the Victoria College of Art campus, where on Sunday a massive crew of volun-

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teers, all armed with hamper contributions, will assemble the packages. “These are not hampers of Kraft dinners and canned beans,” Kline said. “It’s lovely fresh food, so people can invite guests into the privacy of their own home and have their dignity.” Last year, the group produced 158 hampers, 21 of those for gluten-free households. Each package includes: a frozen turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, milk, eggs, butter, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, dessert and an extra goodie or two. “Some people will be bagging the larger bulk stuff, while the kids are counting carrots and other people are hauling hampers. … It’s pretty awesome.” Kline, who began co-ordinating the hamper party in Ontario in 1995, would like to see the tradition spin off in other neighbourhoods. If anyone would like to make a last-minute donation, or to give at the event this weekend, contact Kline at “The thinking behind it originally (was) if you were going to a potluck, you bring something,” Kline said. “Everyone who wants to bring a contribution is welcome (to volunteer). It makes everybody equal.” Extra contributions not wrapped in hampers go to the Salvation Army, which distributes the food. While volunteers organize and wrap hampers on Sunday, Dec. 16 from noon until 6 p.m., local bands Oya and Dream-A-Little will supply the entertainment. Victoria College of Art is located at 1625 Bank St.

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Ambria Jade Yerrell, seen here at nine months old, sleeps among the hubbub at Joyce Kline and Peter Such’s Christmas hamper-making party last December.

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is launching a series of workshops to share coping strategies with family members who are caring for a person with dementia. The free series runs Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave. Pre-registration is required, by calling 250-3705641 or e-mailing WellnessCentreRegistrations@ For more information visit • A23

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National governing body takes ‘first step’ towards removing fighting Travis Paterson News staff

Look away Don Cherry, you won’t want to see this. Fighting, of the bare knuckle variety, took a hit on Tuesday (Dec. 11) as the Canadian Lacrosse Association made any intentional occurrence of fisticuffs an automatic ejection from the game, at all levels of box lacrosse. It’s a nation wide rule change that affects local teams from the Western Lacrosse Association, B.C. Junior Lacrosse League, junior B and intermediate leagues. Until Tuesday, any two willing combatants in a box lacrosse game could come together to trade punches, and serve a fiveminute major for their effort, just enough time to catch their breath. And now the barbaric one-on-one contests, which have magically existed outside the law, are being deemed a sideshow by the CLA. Anyone who receives a fighting major also receives a game misconduct. “After lengthy discussions and revisions the updated rule enforces that fighting is not tolerated,” says a CLA release. The no-fighting decision is mostly based on a report presented to the CLA board in October. The presenters were an appointed committee which spent five months preparing their review. Those at the heart of box lacrosse don’t believe this will end fighting, however, and some pressing questions remain. Among them is the fact that box lacrosse has a confusing set of rules and is a gladiator sport with stick work that could make a staffwielding ninja think twice about standing in front of the net. Heavy cross checks, violent slashes and brutal interference, much

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Brock Armour of the Victoria Shamrocks drops his gloves with Steve McKinlay of the Coquitlam Adanacs during the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs in August, 2012. This fight earned a two-minute penalty, but will now come with a game misconduct due to a rule change. of it away from the ball, happen without recourse on a nightly basis. The biggest question for stakeholders of the game is why the CLA has moved to expel fighters but not suspend them. Fighting in youth lacrosse in B.C. brings automatic ejections and subsequent suspensions. Without an automatic suspension tied to the fighting rule, the consensus is that fighting will continue in the WLA and BCJLL, predominantly at the end of games. “Are we going to solve all the problems or issues from fighting in year one? No we’re not. We’ll see what issues arise, and deal

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Royals win crucial points from Thunderbirds Victoria-bred goalie Brandon Glover of the Seattle Thunderbirds has been strong this season but his team couldn’t stop the Victoria Royals on Tuesday. The Royals (17-13-0-1) took a 6-2 road win, and moved into sixth in the Western Conference, two points ahead of the Thunderbirds (16-15-1-0). Glover, a former South Island Royals (Thunderbirds) major midget player made 37 saves on 43 shots. Alex Gogolev opened the scoring for the Royals with his 12th goal of the year in the first period and scored one of the Royals’ three power play goals late in the game for his 13th. Austin Carroll, Brett Cote, Jamie Crooks and Logan Fisher also scored for the Royals. The Royals are in Red Deer tonight (Dec. 14) and Edmonton tomorrow, before a 13-day break.

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Austin Carroll is on a roll. He scored the Teddy Bear toss goal on Saturday against the Swift Current Broncos and had a Gordie Howe hat trick versus the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday.

Ryan Cochrane named Canada’s acquatic athlete of the year Ryan Cochrane of Saanich and diver Emilie Heymans of St. Lambert, Que., are Aquatics Canada’s male and female athletes of the year for 2012.

with them as they come along. Our objective is somewhere down the road when a fight breaks out, it’s a rare occurrence, and people will say ‘Oh wow, a fight,’” said Ron McQuarrie, who is vice president of B.C. Lacrosse Association and was part of the committee to tasked with the fighting review. “It’s a first step, an improvement, and people know that. Will there still be fighting? Probably, but there will be consequences. Fighting doesn’t play a part in sports, except (mixed martial arts).” McQuarrie said the decision was heavily influenced by the ultimate safety of players,

with the modern concussion epidemic a part of that. Field lacrosse played a small part, as a model of lacrosse without fighting. “We felt people will recognize this is a good move. It’s where we want to take our box game,” McQuarrie said. Despite early reports to the contrary, the WLA has said it will have to abide by the new rule, though consensus is the league doesn’t like it. “My understanding is that it’s a compulsory ruling, and we’ll be examining that, but if that’s the case, then (the WLA) will be moving forward in that direction,” said WLA commissioner Casey Cook. For years, junior and senior box lacrosse organizations in Canada simply defended its permission of fighting by pointing to its on-ice brother. That, too, is changing. “The CLA decision is consistent with current values in society, given the discussions around (fighting and violence) in hockey and all sports,” Cook said. Whether or not suspensions will be attached to the instigator penalty can still be determined prior to the season. Until then, call it the vulnerability factor. “On the surface it’s a great rule but it leaves some tough decisions to the referees,” said Victoria junior Shamrocks GM Rod Wood. As it stands, a lesser-skilled player can challenge a skilled player into a fight with the potential reward of removing the “victim” from the game, Wood suggested. McQuarrie, who is in a contradicting spot as assistant coach on Wood’s junior Shamrocks, said the CLA committee is aware of the vulnerability. “We do expect that, if someone’s beating the living daylights out of you, you’re going to defend yourself. It’s up to the official to determine who the clear instigator is and that person gets tossed.” WLA and junior box seasons begin in May.

Aquatics Canada athletes compete in diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. Cochrane, 24, won silver in the 1,500m freestyle at the London Olympics, adding to his Olympic bronze medal from 2008. Heymans, 30, won a bronze medal in the 3m synchronized diving with partner Jennifer Abel, and made history by being the first Canadian Olympian to win medals at four straight Olympics.

Esquimalt’s Warren Clark was able to dominate the 70 kgs weight class. His only real challenge came from teammate Mitchell Keeping in the finals, Thompson said. Also impressive was John Fayad from the Victoria Bulldogs club team who won the cadet boys 60 kgs class.

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Ice dance team Andie Lynn Gingrich and Liam Kinrade of the Racquet Club Figure Skating Club of Victoria placed seventh overall at the novice dance at the Skate Challenge in Regina last weekend. Their rendition of the compulsory Westminister programme was tops among all 26 teams. The pair will attend the Skate Canada 2013 Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 13 to 20 in Mississauga, Ont. Coach Matt Willis said he’s extremely happy with their accomplishment. Willis has now left to coach brother-sister dance team Leo and Pilar Maekawa as they compete in Zagreb, Croatia.

A select group of Island wrestlers attended last weekend’s Abby Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Abbotsford, and came home with good results. Athletes from Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Victoria, Cowichan, and Nanaimo attended as the Vancouver Island Wrestling club, and trained together for the first time in Abbotsford on Friday night. “By the end of the day Saturday both the girls and the boys had put in dominant earning impressive overall team points,” said coach Mike Thompson of Esquimalt High.

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Mount Douglas Rams running back Mason Swift stiff arms a would-be tackler from the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in the Subway Bowl, AAA high school football provincial championship on Dec. 1. Swift was named the Subway Bowl MVP and will play for Team B.C. under-18 in January.

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monster-sized Zach Wilkinson (6-foot-5, 245 lbs.) and Christian Krause (6-foot-4, 320 lbs.) are going as offensive linemen. Rams seniors Mason Swift, a two-time Subway Bowl MVP, and Brian Dowds, this year’s Big Kahuna scholarship winner, will go as running back and wide receiver, respectively. From the Belmont Bulldogs, Grade 12 player Brodie Henderson will join Wilkinson and Krause on the offensive line. Interestingly, five of six offensive linemen are coming from the Island, with Brock Mould of Ballenas and Chae-Cody Faickney of the Nanaimo Redmen named as well. Belmont coach Alexis Sanschagrin is also going as the defensive backs coach. As for special teams coach Townsend, he’s already picked the punt and kick returners. Inserting the electric Davis as punt returner is a no-brainer, with Davis and the province’s most devastating running back, Maleek Irons (W.J. Mouatt), lining up deep as kick returners. Davis returned five kicks/punts for touchdowns in the regular season and had a 65-yard punt return in the first quarter of the Subway Bowl. The FBU International games are held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Games, a well-hyped, televised promotion of the country’s top high schoolers. Three of the junior Rams players will play for Team Canada in the 15-and-under U.S. Army All-American games; Junior Rams running back Manny Lopez, defensive lineman Byron MacKinnon and offensive lineman Jesse Woollard. The ultimate goal for the players is to earn notice by NCAA and CIS scouts looking to give out scholarships.

Swimming Crystal Silver Streaks Swim Club at Ebbtides 32nd Masters Swim Meet in Nanaimo, Dec. 1 Carolyn Henderson, 65-69: 1st in 25- and 50-metre backstroke, 50m free and 200m mixed free relay. Dolores Odendahl, 75-79: 1st in 50m and 100m breaststroke, 25m backstroke, 50m freesyle and 200m mixed free relay Sue Warren 70-74: 1st in 200m, 100m and 50m breaststroke. 2nd in 25m freestyle. Stephen Baker, 80-84: 1st in 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle. 1st in 200m free relay and 200m mixed free relay. Danny Eddy, 80-8: 1st in 25m freestyle. 2nd in 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke. 3rd in 200m medley relay. Grant Hall, 75-79: 1st in 400m and 100m freestyle, 100m and 50m fly, 200m free relay and 200m mixed free relay. Peter Lofts, 85-89: 1st in 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and 200m free relay. Leon Politano, 65-69: 1st in 50m freestyle and 25m breast. 2nd in 100m breast. Don Robin, 75-77: 1st in 50m and 25m free, 50m breast. 2nd in 25m breast. Brough Warren, 70-74: 1st in 50m and 25m breast, 25m back. 2nd in 100m breast.

SPORTS CALENDAR Hockey Fri. Dec. 14: VIJHL, Comox Valley Glacier Kings at Saanich Braves, 6:30 p.m., Pearkes arena. Fri. Dec. 14: VIJHL, Victoria Cougars at Peninsula Panthers, 7:30 p.m. at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Wed. Dec. 19: VIJHL, Victoria Cougars Westshore Wolves, 7:30 p.m. Bear Mountain Arena. Fri. Dec. 14: BCHL, Prince George Spruce Kings at Victoria Grizzlies, 7:10 p.m. Bear Mountain Arena. Sun. Dec. 16: BCHL, Cowichan Capitals at Victoria Grizzlies, 6 p.m., Bear Mountain Arena. • A25

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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.


Vic & Toni Retired Furniture, Mattresses, Tools Storewide Everything Goes While Stock Lasts ‘til Dec. 24 TERMS: Cash or Debit Immediate Removal


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

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

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


PARKLANDS DR- Avail now. Recent upgrades. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, sxs duplex. Sm pet ok. Large yard. $1,250 + utils. Call Equitex 250-3866071 or


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

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OPEN HOUSE SPORTING GOODS POOL Table, $400, The 5 ft x 10 ft bed of high density wood ďŹ bre is a solid and stable playing surface. Excellent condition - ready to play with balls, cues and chalk. It is fairly easy to move and doesn’t require professional installation. Manufactured locally by Play Mor Recreation. A good quality, low cost investment for your games area. To view, phone 250-477-7327

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HOMES FOR RENT HALF house for rent. Opposite Esquimalt High on 828 Colvile Rd. 3 Bedrooms, large yard for pets and kids. 250-885-8002 or 250-8858090

SHARED ACCOMMODATION LANGFORD NEW townhouse. bdrm, bath. $625, inclusive. NS/NP. Available Dec 15. Call 250-382-9434.


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.

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


INTERURBAN AREA, 3 bdrm, 5 appls, W/D incl’d, N/S, N/P, Jan. 1. $1200. (250)588-4595.


1998 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT US car - 193,000 miles, lady driven since 2003. $2200. Alan, (778)426-3487.

LANGFORD 2-BDRM. W/D, New paint, bathroom & wood stove. Private, own entrance, parking, shared hydro. $800. /mo. Avail now. (250)479-0432

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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.

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

WANTED TO RENT 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.


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. 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.

1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).

2000 RED MUSTANG V6 110, 600km. Automatic, fully loaded, new front brakes, alternator, battery. No accidents, one owner. $6300. 250-652-2870. 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. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191. 2007 DODGE CALIBER SXTmint, loaded, 74,000 km. $10,000. (250)598-6605. 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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ROYAL OAK. Bright 1 bdrm. Large deck, storage, parking. Utils incld. NS/NP. $850./mo. Jan. 1st. (250)652-7729.


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2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747. WRIGHT MOVING. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Free Est’s. Call Phil (250)383-8283.

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



ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. 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. ON POINT PAINTING. Polite, clean cut crew. Professional results. Call (250)744-4927.

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SENIOR HANDYMAN. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.


GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

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.

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.


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

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

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

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

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


FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

GOT A Truck, I can Haul. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call Phil 250-595-3712



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

250-889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Gutter & Window Cleaning at Fair Prices!

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

ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates!


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

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

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


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

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HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.

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

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

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

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

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 5

309-726 Lampson, $219,000

2694 MacDonald Dr, $1,047,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Karen Jensen, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 6

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

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

3963 Juan De Fuca

Saturday & Sunday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

pg. 1

Saturday 12-2 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

1125 Caledonia Ave, $428,850 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gina Sundberg, 250-812-4999 PG. 559023

443 Kipling, $649,000

12-15 Helmcken, $479,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

pg. 1

pg. 15

pg. 15

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683 pg. 13

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

pg. 11

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

Tuesday - Thursday 12-2:30 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

pg. 13

pg. 11

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pg. 12

2515 Shoreacres, $649,900 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Jim Parsons, 250-382-1816

pg. 12

32-7751 East Saanich, $359,000 pg. 13

7161 West Saanich, $269,900 Friday - Monday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

pg. 13

102-2733 Peatt Rd, $339,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

pg. 5

978 Rattanwood, $319,900

pg. 11

pg. 12

pg. 13

867 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900 Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-216-7625

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

4029 Providence, $899,888 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

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

pg. 6

631 Rason Rd, $544,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

pg. 11 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

pg. 14

203-594 Bezanton Way, $269,000 9776 Fourth St, $499,900

pg. 12

4404 Bartholomew, $579,500

pg. 6

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

A-1142 Craigflower Rd, $369,900

999 Carolwood, $619,000

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

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

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


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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

1213 Cumberland, $524,500

1327 Lang, $479,000 pg. 15

pg. 3

633 Rason Rd, $549,900

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

pg. 9

404-611 Brookside, $189,000 pg. 6

Daily 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 7

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

1054 Colville, $539,900 pg. 7

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

22-5110 Cordova Bay, $479,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

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

7770 Trentelmann, $529,900

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

4224 Panorama, $599,000

3290 Maplewood, $495,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

103E-1115 Craigflower, $364,900

405-535 Manchester Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124

pg. 15

edition of

4030/4040 Borden St, $299,900

991 Lohbrunner, $785,000

pg. 10

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

152 Levista, $594,900

pg. 12


pg. 11

930 Tuxedo, $649,900

2434 Camelot, $618,000

733A Humboldt

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-477-5353

pg. 5

pg. 10

405-2125 Oak Bay Ave, $459,900

402-1122 Hilda, $219,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

1009 Hampshire, $759,000

302-1025 Meares St, $329,000


pg. 5

4889 Townsend Dr, $965,000 pg. 7

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000

401-866 Goldstream, $319,850 Saturday 11-1 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

pg. 12

4176 Carey Rd.

3130 Westridge Pl, $995,000

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

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

2141 Bellamy, $499,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683

pg. 13


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Politicians and aboriginal leaders have signed a three-year extension to their ground-breaking deal for resource sharing on 4.5 million hectares of northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast. At a signing ceremony at the B.C. legislature Monday, Nanwakolas Council president Dallas Smith said other B.C. First Nations were skeptical of his group entering into forestry, mining and hydroelectric power deals without having treaties. But after it was established in 2007, the number of Nanwakolas members participating has grown from six to 10, and simi-

lar “strategic engagement agreements” have been signed around the province. The agreement is leading towards a formal deal with coastal forest companies, a proposed coal mine and several proposed independent power projects, Smith said. The affected region extends from Port Hardy to Comox on eastern Vancouver Island, and a broad swath of the adjacent coast that includes Bute Inlet, Knight Inlet and north to Cape Caution. Also included are the Kliniklini and Homathko River watersheds, where large run-ofriver hydro projects have been proposed. Aboriginal Relations Minister Ida Chong said the agreement affects up to $6 billion worth of

power projects, but Smith said the specifics are confidential due to discussions with private power developers. The province has agreed to pay $2.26 million to the Nanwakolas Council to implement the agreement and build capacity to issue permits for construction. Rick Jeffery, president of the Coastal Forest Products Association, said the agreement will help companies work out their own logging agreement on the entire traditional territory. "It's very hard for us to go into capital markets and raise money to rebuild mills or fund operations if you don't have any certainty on the land base because of First Nations issues, so this is very positive," Jeffery said.

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December 14, 2012 edition of the Saanich News

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