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Moira Tait is an intelligent and articulate 70 year old who volunteers at the Victoria Women’s Transition House, helping elderly women who are facing the challenges of abuse. She first came to the organization as a client. “My son was dying of cancer and I was very vulnerable,” she said. It was during that period of time that Tait suffered a significant loss of vision, and she became desperate, wondering how she would survive. Her life took a disastrous turn after she was convinced to use most of her life savings to help renovate her daughter’s Alberta home. Tait said she was promised she could live out her years there, but when the renovations were finished and paid for, her daughter reneged on the arrangement. Tait was left with no place to live. She had a friend with a basement suite in Victoria, and made her way here in a last-ditch effort for survival. “I can’t tell you how humiliating, how embarrassing it was to be an older woman and be

in that position and to have to ask for help,” she said. “It just about killed me, and I’m one of the toughest broads I know.” In Victoria, she found Transition House and with their help Tait emerged from the experience as a stronger individual. She now dedicates her time to helping other women in abusive situations by speaking about her experience and raising awareness of the issue of elder abuse. She has also served on the board of the B.C. Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors. Statistics Canada’s 2011 census figures show that Victoria has nearly 63,500 residents who are aged 65 or older. That’s approximately 18.4 per cent of the population and according to Charmaine Spencer, it’s reasonable to assume that about eight per cent of that population has or will suffer some form of elder abuse. Most of those cases will go undetected or unreported. Spencer is a lawyer and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University whose speciality is older adult abuse issues. PLEASE SEE: Seniors, Page A9

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Photo above shows what the Ogden Point breakwater will look like with new handrails installed. Right, two men walk along the top of the walkway while waves crash against the sides of the structure. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Opinions split on safety move Harbour authority to install handrails on breakwater Roszan Holmen News staff

If the jury of social media can be trusted as an authority, the community is pretty evenly divided on the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s plan to put guard rails on the Ogden Point breakwater. One thing is crystal clear, however: everyone has an opinion. “Maybe fill in the water area around the breakwa-

ter with soil, and then put cushions out to soften any falls,” wrote David Coney on the Victoria News’ Facebook page, with just a hint of sarcasm. “And we could have chaperones for everyone. And helmets and lights and pre-walk safety information sessions. With maps in case anyone gets lost, and a full medical team on 24-hour standby, of course.” While many fellow commenters bemoaned the encroachment of the nanny state, a slight majority celebrated last week’s GVHA announcement that it intends to install the new safety feature. PLEASE SEE: Goal to enhance, Page A4

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paign – there was great unit participation across the formation and a lot of excitement generated throughout,” RearAdmiral Bill Truelove, commander of maritime forces pacific said in a statement. More than 60 Department of National Defence units in the Capital Region took part in the campaign, which is annually one of the leading contributors to the United Way. Each year, DND raises more than $500,000 for a wide range of registered charities under the United Way umbrella

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and accounts for 10 per cent of campaign funds, said local United Way CEO Linda Hughes. “We are proud to say that since 1994, when we first started keeping electronic records, the military and civilian staff at CFB Esquimalt have raised over $8 million for our community,” she said. “This is a powerful testament to their commitment to build a strong community, move people from poverty to possibility and ensure kids get a strong start in life.”

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“Great idea!” wrote Tiffany Haarsma. “I fell off when I was about five. Great opportunity for people with disabilities, elderly who may feel a bit unstable and anyone with a disability (to have) more access. Parents with small children won’t need to worry so much … they can just enjoy the walk.” The diving community also sees the plan as a boon. “They’re considering putting in a staircase at the end,” said diving instructor Keelan O’Connell at Ogden Point Dive Centre. Right now, divers lower themselves onto the granite blocks below the breakwater. The stairs will make access easier for divers and tourists alike, he said. “It benefits us.” The harbour authority plans to begin work on the project early in the new year. The walkway will be closed to the public for eight to 12

weeks during construction. The goal is to give greater access to people in wheelchairs and scooters, and parents with small children, as well as provide a safer environment for maintenance workers. “Retaining the unique experience of the breakwater was an important consideration in designing this safety upgrade,” said Curtis Grad, GVHA president and CEO. “In selecting a handrail design, GVHA was very conscious of preserving the spectacular views while providing the necessary protection for the public and our maintenance team.” rholmen@vicnews.com

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Nobody knows why she was there, said Fillipoff, describing her daughter as fiercely private. For three weeks, Shelley Fillipoff The first signs of trouble came in the has been walking in the shadow of her summer of 2011. missing daughter, Emma. Emma was living with her parents in “I go to the coffee shops Ontario, but not eating. She where she went, I go to the moved to Victoria one and parks where she went, so a half years ago, and lived it’s kind of like I’m shadowmostly with friends. ing her,” she told the News Fillipoff describes her recently. “It’s not a nice feelas kind and giving, with an ing; it feels weird.” angelic quality that draws Fillipoff flew to Victoria people in. Nov. 28 after receiving dis“Everyone who knows tressed phone calls from her Emma absolutely adores her. 26-year-old daughter. She She touches everybody.” arrived at 11 p.m. expecting Emma Fillipoff Fillipoff has committed to to find her at the women’s staying in Victoria until she shelter where she had been staying for finds her daughter. six months. Victoria police are no longer comShe was too late. Emma left the shel- menting on the case, saying the added ter that morning and was last spot- attention may be hindering their invested only a few hours earlier, walking tigation. barefoot on the street by the Empress Emma is five-foot-five with a slim Hotel. build. Anyone with information is “I spend days on the street talking to asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654. homeless people,” Fillipoff said. A community effort to find Emma “I’m staying at the Quality Inn (on has expanded beyond the city. ActiviBlanshard Street) because she was ties are being organized through a staying at the Sandi Merriman House Facebook page called Help Find Emma right across the street and I can see Fillipoff. the shelter from my window.” rholmen@vicnews.com News staff

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Seniors deserve our respect There are more than 5,000 seniors in the Greater Victoria area who may have been victims of abuse. It’s a shameful statistic and one that deserves our attention. A good start would be to dispel the myths surrounding the issue. The most dangerous of these myths would have us identify “stranger danger” as the main problem. It’s somehow easier to assume that senior abuse is primarily economic and that the problem rests with dishonest tradesmen, con artists and other outsiders who prey on the elderly. It’s the same sort of fuzzy thinking that, for years, had us looking out for strangers as the culprits behind child abuse. The disturbing truth is that the vast majority of abuse for both seniors and children arises from individuals whom they know, love and trust. That raises the uncomfortable question of why people who are close to seniors might become abusers. In part, it appears that it’s based on a misconception of seniors as people who have lost the ability to make their own decisions or comprehend what’s going on around them. That infantilizing is insidious, yet it’s propagated even within mainstream media. One well-known series of commercials features two elderly men so befuddled with the world that, they question the day of the week when they see a bank open on a Sunday, for example. While some seniors do have a loss of cognitive skills, the vast majority do not. They may slow down physically, and they may process information at a slightly different rate, but they do not lose the right to selfdetermination. When friends, family and loved ones begin to take away the right to make decisions about finances, relationships, diet, travel – the basics of life – the cycle of abuse can begin. It’s a complex issue, but the answers can’t be found in the the duplication of programs designed to halt child abuse. Seniors are not children or even child-like. Perhaps that realization is the first step to addressing the harm to which some of them are subjected. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria 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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Premier ponders black ink, oil Premier Christy Clark has understand the total number of completed the traditional round of ships that are out there plying our year-end interviews with legislative coast right now. Because all of them press gallery reporters. have fuel in them, and Here are excerpts from some are cargo ships that my discussion with her, are big enough to have dealing with the Enbridge enough [bunker] fuel as a oil pipeline proposal and mini-tanker would. the balanced budget her Part of this is trying government has promised to understand where to present in February. our level of Coast Guard TF: On the Enbridge protection needs to be project, are you getting today, in order to protect the answers you want on us, should there be a spill, safety? from the existing traffic. Tom Fletcher PCC: No, we’re not. TF: Balancing the B.C. Views We’ve set out our budget: the finance position. The five ministry’s current conditions need to be met, period. projections call for an upturn in [B.C.’s conditions are “worldnatural gas royalties in the coming class” land and marine spill year. With the current glut of gas, prevention and response, isn’t that kind of far-fetched? meeting legal obligations for PCC: It is going to be difficult to aboriginal consultation, passing present a balanced budget, but I federal-provincial environmental think, because we’re going to build assessment and a “fair share” of in some [forecast] allowance, as financial benefits.] we always do, and because we’re PCC: We need the oilpatch going to be completely transparent producers, the Alberta government about the assumptions that have and the federal government to led us there, and because we come to the table. aren’t going to fiddle with any of We’ve been cross-examining the assumptions that we receive Enbridge. We have not been getting from the experts in the Ministry any of the answers that we hoped of Finance, it’s going to be quite to get. We haven’t gained a lot of clear that we have done it. We comfort from that process. And have come by a balanced budget none of the other conditions are honestly. even close to being met. So when it comes to natural gas, We are doing our own study you know that the assumption of marine traffic. We want to we use in the budget is based on

a fairly complex formula that the Ministry of Finance has relied on for probably a decade now. We don’t fiddle with that. There are those who would say we should artificially lower the [revenue projection] number that we use. But if you artificially lower it, what’s to stand in the way of artificially raising it? You either accept the advice of your experts or you don’t. And they’re the experts, not the politicians. TF: Right now we have a deficit gap of more than a billion dollars. Can that be closed without significant spending cuts, or tax increases, or both? PCC: You will see when we get to the budget. And it will be absolutely transparent how we got there. [Laughs] Nice try. TF: If the B.C. Liberals form a government in May, will the election date be changed so we don’t have to have this discussion about questionable spring election budgets? PCC: It’s not part of the plan today, but I’m sure it’s a discussion we’ll have in the next four years. I know that people have talked about it. I’m open to it. I’m not wedded to this particular date. Next week I’ll have highlights from my year-end interview with NDP leader Adrian Dix. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS Energy renewed for compassionate care Re: Referrals a byproduct of trust (News, Dec. 14) It took three ghosts and one night to transform Scrooge from his position of lacking compassion. It has taken four years of concerted effort and the ghosts of many people to move various civic authorities this small distance.

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In the spirit of the season, we celebrate the new outreach team, with revamped resources destined for the existing site at Access Health Centre and particularly, the extended hours at the Pembroke site. We finally have the beginnings of a fixed needle-exchange site, a service that has been sadly lacking these past four

years. People who use drugs – the most marginalized in our community – need their right to basic health care, dignity and a place to rest. May this be a new year of renewed energy in the work of compassion that so many people are committed to. Beverly Brookman Esquimalt

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Bullying or shaming won’t get writer to vote Re: Green supporter adds voice to election fray (Letters, Dec. 12) When writer Charles Hilton suggests that voting should perhaps be compulsory in Canada as it is in Australia, he unwittingly touches on one of the main reasons why I and many other eligible voters didn’t cast ballots in the recent Victoria byelection. There is nothing that nonvoters like me resent more than constantly hearing political partisans stating, or implying, that people who don’t vote aren’t being good citizens. None of us should ever allow ourselves to be intimidated or bullied into voting for any party or candidate that we don’t really want to support. Nor should we feel obligation to waste our time and energy going to the polls simply to spoil a ballot. Gordon Pollard Victoria

Liberal TV ads annoying given motivation Re: Canada starts here ads It is becoming extremely annoying to be constantly bombarded by the B.C. Liberal government’s political agenda ads on TV. As a viewer, I find the ads are irritating, overpowering and completely unnecessary, not to mention a complete waste of taxpayer’s money. Besides, we all know that “Canada starts here” in the West, but I do believe you’ll find that Canada also starts in the East. Here are two suggestions: 1. For the interest and benefit of families in B.C., the Liberal Party should curtail, or better still, completely eliminate these unwanted ads before the end of the festive season. 2. Since the ads are of a political nature, perhaps the following phrase should be placed at the bottom of each ad: “Paid for, but not approved, by the taxpayers of British Columbia.” Martin Battle Victoria

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MLA pensions saddle us China trade agreement with indefinite burden bad for environment When he retires in May, former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Murray Coell will start collecting his MLA pension of $89,000 a year. At least eight of his Liberal colleagues will also begin collecting MLA pensions for the rest of their lives. They include former premier Gordon Campbell, who collects $98,175 of B.C. taxpayers’ money a year, on top of whatever he gets for his job as Canada’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom in London. Congrats, I mean, wait a minute, I thought this ‘fiberal’ hypocrite government was against lifetime entitlement. That was the basis of them changing the welfare system to requiring two years employment for three years of social services, all because there are supposed to be jobs available for our most vulnerable citizens. And if it isn’t bad enough that they put these burdens on B.C. taxpayers indefinitely, at the same time they tore up contracts and told the BCGEU, HEU, BCTF and others to tighten their belts. The B.C. Liberals never campaigned on that and never gave us a chance to vote for that. Andre Mollon Langford

I am opposed to the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA). I believe this agreement will cripple our country’s ability to control proper environmental policies and can have the effect of losing millions of dollars of Canadians’ hard-earned money. If this deal goes through, Chinese companies such as CNOOC, which is seeking to purchase Alberta oil sands developer Nexen, could be given the power to sue Canadian taxpayers if we decide to make new laws that inhibit their work in our country. Furthermore, I question the ethics of these Chinese companies, many of which are stateowned; consequently supporting an authoritarian regime. The Chinese government denies its people basic democratic rights. We would be sinking to that level if we bring this treaty into force without public scrutiny or debate, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper is proposing. This deal must be stopped to help preserve the well-being of all Canadians. Chance Davies Victoria

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Deer management inches forward CRD puts ball in municipalities’ court Municipalities need to choose how to manage deer before the Capital Regional District or provincial government will act. That decision, made by the CRD board last Wednesday, means the recommended framework that was put forward by the regional deer management advisory committee in October will now make the rounds at 13 municipal councils. The regional deer management

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Seniors often don’t know where to turn own home but don’t know where to turn,” said Diane de Champlain, executive director of the Victoria Women’s Transition House. That group sees more than 100 women annually who come to them seeking shelter from abusive situations at home.

relationship with? Or is it fraud by a stranger?” said Spencer. She intentionally excludes the In an arena where direct incidence of victimization by injuries by flesh and blood strangers. assailants are difficult to “Investment fraud and home identify and combat, that new, repair scams are crimes, but virtual, element is only adding they shouldn’t be lumped in to the dangers facing seniors. with elder abuse,” Spencer said. But the situation is far from “It’s the low-hanging hopeless. fruit that law enforcement Adult guardianship understandably tends legislation, passed in B.C. to address, since it gets in 2000, grants far more reported. But it has a very investigative powers to different set of solutions appropriate authorities. than abuse that happens “The Vancouver Island within the context of a Health Authority has the relationship with a spouse, right to enter a home a son or daughter or with and investigate reports friends or other relatives,” of abuse,” de Chaplain she said. said. “As well, the Public Oak Bay Police Chief Guardian and Trustee is Constable Mark Fisher a very good entry point agrees. for people who are aware “We don’t get a lot of of a potentially abusive abuse by family members relationship.” reported to us,” he said. It’s important that “We know it’s probably seniors feeling abused or happening, but people threatened tell someone aren’t as quick to call about the problem and police in the case of seek help. Statistics say families.” they won’t, so it’s vital Sharon Tiffin/News staff that friends, relatives and Spencer says two-thirds Moira Tate finds peace as she practises neighbours report any of the abuse will come yoga at a seniors home in Esquimalt. from a family member. concerns about abuse to “Children with addictions VIHA, the Public Guardian problems can be a problem. “In the case of spousal abuse and Trustee, the police or to They may use psychological by a senior partner it can be one of the other community pressure and even physical abuse that’s existed for a long organizations that deal with threats to extract funds from time.” She said the abuse cycle elder abuse issues. their parent, and they keep can be exacerbated by the Tait, meanwhile, has emerged coming back. retirement of a spouse. from her situation in a healthy Still, seniors are often loathe Art Kube, president of the way. As a coping mechanism to involve the police, she said. Council of Senior Citizen during her own period of “They want the abuse to stop, Organizations recognizes recovery, she discovered yoga but they don’t want anyone retirement as a potential trigger at Transition House. She now going to jail.” for increased maltreatment teaches it at various community That’s one of the reasons for in the home. “All of a sudden centres and seniors’ residences. the underreporting of abuse, they’re together much more “I may not be a good but there are others. Seniors and physical (harm) that’s mediator, but I’m a good, damaged by a loved one are always been there gets worse. moving meditator,” she said, frequently embarrassed by the It’s no different when you’re old, laughing. situation, feeling helpless and except it takes longer for the For help or more information ashamed at their inability to wounds to heal.” on elder abuse, visit deal with their predicament, Spencer acknowledged that victimlinkbc.ca or call 1-800-563Spencer said. modern technology has added 0808, or contact the Vancouver In other cases, they may a new element to potential Island Health Authority (VIHA) simply be frightened. abuse. “It’s where things get a at viha.ca or by calling 250 370“We have cases where they little fuzzy. Is financial abuse 8323. are being physically abused or by an Internet friend or lover editor@oakbaynews.com neglected by a son or daughter any different from being taken PLEASE SEE: and are afraid to come forward. advantage of by a flesh and Our View, Page A6 They’re not feeling safe in their blood person that you have a Continued from Page A1

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Dust off your lightsabers and brush up on your Elvish, Charles Ross is back by popular demand with a two-day run of his famous one-man shows: Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Trilogy at the Metro Studio Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. (One Man Star Wars) and Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. (One Man Lord of the Rings). At the Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra St. Tickets $25 are available through ticketrocket.org or 250-590-6291.

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Lifelong Bach enthusiasts Michael Drislane and David Barss will bring the legend to life with a Christmas concert at St. John the Divine this Saturday. The Victoria Bach Ensemble features violin, cello, flute, trumpet, keyboards, bass and a pair of voices as they bring the season to life with a Bach Christmas. “We’re lucky because Victoria has a lot of good musicians. So it’s a great experience to work with people who really want to play,” Drislane said. “It’s one of those great music, great players scenarios that should be fun for all involved.” The ensemble the pair started about a year ago likes to keep it clean and simple – one player per part. No conductor required, each player becomes a single voice. “It leads to a very pure uncluttered sound,” Barss said. “It’s more of an intimate experience because you can hear every

“Rachel Fenlon is very, very well regarded in the musical community nationally,” Barss said. “She’s a first-call A-list player.” Fenlon was chosen to be part of the Vancouver Opera Association’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program in its inaugural year. Among other roles, she will appear as “Mabel” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will include Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, chorale prelude Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland and selections from Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 36, 51, and 140 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, Art of the Fugue. “The only one that maybe isn’t advent or Christmas is the Brandenburg Concerto,” Barss said. “My musical partner Michael Drislane who’s a brilliant musician, he’s doing the Brandenburg

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David Barss on trumpet and Michael Drislane on piano, co-created the Victoria Bach Ensemble that will bring A Bach Christmas to Victoria Saturday, Dec. 22 at Church of St. John the Divine. voice, with one cello you can hear the cello’s voice.” “The first half is a lot of instrumental, we don’t have the singers

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maximal rock assault – Black Mountain has been at the forefront of the new psychedelic movement, capturing heaps of critical acclaim resulting in tour dates with Coldplay and others around the world. Their most recent CD Wilderness Heart reached No. 94 on the Billboard top 100 and was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. McBean’s more experimental and electronic side project has been described as a thumping, buzzing, blissful haze, at various parts sounding like the Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3 or the Jesus and Mary Chain circa Psycho Candy. This concert is the second in a series of semi-annual events that will reunite the beloved venue with some of the revered groups who were part of its glory days – all in support of

local charities and not-for-profit groups. These events will be curated by the same people who brought groups like Sarah McLachlan, Pearl Jam, John Lee Hooker, Green Day, The Neville Brothers, No Doubt and thousands more to Victoria in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The Pink Mountaintops concert is a benefit for The Victoria Society For Children With Autism and the local families that depend on it for support, information and respite funds. Tickets for the benefit show on Friday Dec. 21 are $15 and are available at Ditch and Lyle’s Place. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 10 p.m. There will be more donation opportunities at the venue. For more information go to victoriaautismsociety.com. llavin@vicnews.com

Les Amusements de la Chambre debuts Les Amusements de la Chambre is excited to launch its debut season in Victoria with a performance of Jean Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts for harpsichord and two violins. The concert takes place at the Church of St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St., on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. with a matinee at 3 p.m. Les Amusements de la Chambre, comprised of harpsichordist Katelyn Clark and violinist Emily Redhead, is delighted to welcome guest artist Hannah Burton on violin for this charming program of baroque chamber music. Les Amusements de la Chambre is a Canadian chamber ensemble specializing in the performance of music for early keyboard and strings. Founded by Clark and Redhead at The Banff Centre in 2010, the ensemble explores repertoire from the 17th

century to contemporary works of today. Les Amusements has distinguished itself through creative presentations of the 18th century concert experience. Based in Victoria and Montréal, the ensemble collaborates with a variable pool of musicians in concert and frequently performs and commissions works by Canadian composers. Les Amusements was recently awarded a grant by the Canada Council of the Arts to commission a new work for harpsichord and violin by Linda Catlin Smith, which premiered at the Toronto Summer Music Garden. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for seniors and $20 general admission. They are available at the door, or in advance at Ivy’s Bookshop, 2188 Oak Bay Ave., and amusementsdelachambre.com. llavin@vicnews.com

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Local jazz divas singing for Mercy Ships charity Local singer Maria Manna and some musical pals are providing Christmas entertainment this month at the Mercy Ships Canada store in the St. Andrew’s Square mall in downtown Victoria. Jazz divas Manna, Maureen Washington, Maureen McCann and April Gislason perform their second holiday-themed a capella show tomorrow (Dec. 20) from noon to 1 p.m. at the store, located on the ground floor of the office building at 736 View St. The retail outlet, open

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday until Dec. 24, is selling poinsettias and gift cards from the Mercy Ships’ aid catalogue. All proceeds from the Victoria sales go toward the organization’s efforts in West Africa. Currently, Mercy Ships hospital vessels are mostly working in the country of Guinea, performing various free medical and dental procedures and eye exams for people who cannot afford them. editor@vicnews.com

Victoria jazz singers Maureen McCann, left, Maureen Washington, Maria Manna and April Gislason sing Christmas carols in front of the Mercy Ships store in St. Andrew’s Square during the noon hour. The quartet perform again tomorrow (Dec. 20). Don Denton/News staff

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Ferry service expands without going public All it takes for Barry Hobbis to realize the value in his company’s Baseline commuter ferry service is to drive back to town from Colwood during morning rush hour. Hobbis, founder and vice-president of operations for the West Bay Marinabased Victoria Harbour Ferry Inc., has occasion to check on things at Baseline’s West Shore dock at D jetty on Department of National Defence land. “It’s been bumper-tobumper just trying to get back to my office downtown,” he says. “It still amazes me that that kind of traffic exists. Don Descoteau And it continues to get Biz Beat worse.” Baseline was introduced in May as a private venture, when CFB Esquimalt cancelled its Blue Boat shuttle for naval and Dockyard personnel who live on the West Shore. The company recently expanded its service to include Victoria Shipyards workers, instituting runs leaving Colwood at 5:40 and 5:50 a.m. to accommodate the early shifts. Baseline’s daily passenger load has grown to more than 500, without being open to the general public. Currently, all passengers must have DND security clearance. “Studies have shown that 48 per cent of (base and shipyards workers) live on the West Shore,” Hobbis says. Of the company’s three 40-passenger

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The company has been actively looking for a larger boat for the past six months, in places as far flung as Texas and Greece. “They’re everywhere,” Hobbis says. While the Colwood Crawl – a more appropriate name today might be the West Shore Wait – continues to fuel calls for light rail and other forms of rapid transit, the success of the water commuter service makes more and more sense, he adds. “In terms of future transportation modes, I think we’ll recognize even more so that water is the way to travel when you live on an Island,” Hobbis says. Victoria Harbour Ferry is also among the groups looking into possible commuter service from the Royal Bay development in Colwood to downtown Victoria. Hobbis says cities such as New York, Boston and Seattle are recognizing that using the water to create “connecting points” for commuters can work well to reduce congestion on the roads.

Passengers head down the gangway to board the Grey Selkie, one of the vessels Victoria Harbour Ferry Inc. uses to transport workers from Colwood to Esquimalt as part of the Baseline service.

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boats, two operate continually and the third is used when the demand calls for it. That has been more often lately, as the popularity of the service grows. With Seaspan due to ramp up its operations soon at the Esquimalt Graving Dock, more capacity will be needed, Hobbis says. “We have to be very aware of capacity,” he says. “The last thing we want to do is leave people standing on the dock.”

After finalizing the purchase of longtime Victoria dealer Ensign Chrysler in the summer, the Harris family has made its presence known more visibly on its lot at the corner of Cook and Yates streets with new window signage. Harris Auto Group, known more for its up-Island dealerships across many name plates, and locally, for its cellular phone business, purchased its first Chrysler Dodge Jeep operation in July. The dealership is run by general manager

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Seniors care firm ramps up care for December As a way of giving back to the community, Janie Apostolakos and her staff at Luxcare Lifestyle are this month volunteering one hour per senior – to a total of 50 hours – to assist with Christmas shopping, decorating, writing Christmas cards, gift wrapping, cooking, party planning or simple companionship. Call 250-590-1689 if you or someone you love could use a little Christmas help. Names are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Luxcare at luxcarelifestyle.com.

Names in the business news around Greater Victoria After 16 years with Frontrunners Footwear, Mark Nelson has parted company with the locally owned specialty running store to operate and run Race Day Timing Services and RaceOnline Registrations. He sold his shares in Frontrunners Westshore to business partner Nick Walker, and bought Walker out of his position in the other two companies … Local public relations firm Trapeze Communications has added staff to meet growing demand. New permanent staff include senior art director Laura Prpich, account planner Marc Coderre and production artist/graphic designer Jennie Dixon. Send your business news to editor@ vicnews.com

Function, form and fit noted with awards The year’s best-designed and built projects in the region were recognized at the Victoria Real Estate Board’s 21st annual commercial building awards. Excellence award-winners at the Nov. 26 event were the Vergo family townhouse buildings on Carey Road (Community Housing category), the BMW and Jaguar-Land Rover dealerships

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South Island Royals forward Jordan Martin, right, puts pressure on Greater Vancouver Canadians forward Sean Gillespie during B.C. Major Midget League play at SaveOn-Foods Memorial Centre, Sunday (Dec. 16). The Royals lost 3-1 but won 5-1 on Saturday. Travis Paterson News staff

Royals settling into new Memorial home Major midget team under Royals brolly Travis Paterson News staff

Just past the halfway point of the season, it’s safe to say the South Island Royals of the B.C. Major Midget League have settled into their new home with relative success. The Royals (7-11-5) hosted and split the weekend’s two game set with the Greater Vancouver Canadians (11-8-2) at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, winning 5-1 on Saturday afternoon and losing 3-1 on Sunday morning. The win is the Royals’ seventh, which is more than double last year’s three-win season. “Compared to last year we’ve taken some strides, the guys are feeling good about what we’re doing,” head coach Geoff Grimwood said. “Saturday was a tremendous team effort from the goalie out. (Sunday) we had a tough time breaking through, we felt if we got the second one we would have broke it open.” Goalie Jesse Jenks played both games for the Royals, getting his fifth win on Saturday. He was supported by goals

from Brodie Smith, Ethan Waitzner, Jordan Martin, Cole Pickup and Brandon Tutte. Pickup scored the only goal in Sunday’s 3-1 loss. “We ran into a hot goalie today,” said Smith, a 15-year-old who scored the first goal on Saturday, his first game back after three weeks off due to an infected foot. “(Saturday) we got one first and got the momentum in our hand. (Sunday) everyone was pumped again, but they scored first and it just felt like we were playing from behind.” Sunday also marked the last game for the Royals before the holiday break, though the group will practice all this week. “We spent some time talking to the guys (Sunday) and let them know the improvement from four months ago is significant,” the coach said. Grimwood’s first season heading the high performance program of 15 to 17 year olds (he served the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Powell River Kings of the B.C. Hockey League) is also the first season of the new relationship between the Western Hockey League Victoria Royals, and the major midget Royals, previously known as the Thunderbirds.

Part of the relationship is Grimwood’s dual position, as both the head coach of the midget team and an assistant coach with the WHL Royals. The biggest change within the partnership is the midget Royals access to Memorial Centre. Until this year, the Thunderbirds played and practised in arenas from North Saanich to Duncan. Now the program is transitioning from a nomadic existence to a junior A mentality. “The new partnership is a real advantage, it’s given us a team dressing room, a team gym facility and a chance to build a program in a home, which has been lacking in the past,” Grimwood said. The South Island Royals season returns with a road trip against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in Chilliwack on Jan. 5 and Abbotsford on Jan. 6.

WHL futures Pickup (13 goals, 28 points in 22 games) leads the team in scoring. He and Waitzner are property of the WHL Prince George Cougars. Smith and goalie Markus Daly, a fellow Racquet Club product, are both in the WHL Royals system, while Haydn Hopkins is a Saskatoon Blades draft pick. sports@vicnews.com

Last week’s rule change that is meant to minimize and eventually remove fighting from box lacrosse is being met with resistance. The Western Lacrosse Association is not ready to give up fighting and is looking for more information regarding the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s change to Rule 45. The rule change states that any player deemed a willing combatant in a fight will be assessed an automatic ejection from the game. Initially the WLA stated it would abide by the rule change. But on Thursday the WLA board of governors held a teleconference meeting. Contrary to one report, the teleconference was not a “yay or nay” vote to accept or reject the rule, said commissioner Casey Cook. Rather, the league instructed the commissioner and assistant commissioner to gather more information, so as to make recommendations on how Rule 45 can be applied in a more effective manner, Cook said. “Let’s not kid ourselves, the league is looking at its options. We’re in information gathering mode to see what we can do to see a better way to introduce the rule.” The 2013 season starts in May and there’s plenty of time to iron out the rule, or find a way around it. One of the greater concerns at the moment is that the ejection rule does not do enough to eliminate fighting, which will simply evolve into a more timely element of the game. “We want to get this rule change out of the way to know where we’re headed, but to say we’ve got a gun to our head to do that would be characterizing it incorrectly,” Cook said. The rule also applies to the junior and intermediate levels of box lacrosse in Canada. sports@vicnews.com

Oak Bay set for Gary Taylor tourney Travis Paterson News staff

The Oak Bay Bays open the 2012 Gary Taylor Invitational boys basketball tournament against the Lambrick Park Lions Thursday (Dec. 20) at 2 p.m. It’s going to be three days of elite high school basketball with AAA No. 10 ranked Vancouver College, AA No. 1-ranked St. Michaels Blue Jaguars, and two of Saskatchewan’s top teams, Aden Bowman and Campbell Collegiate, as well as Belmont and Cowichan. This year’s Bays squad has big hopes, with Team B.C. players Liam Horne and Matt Hampton leading the way in their senior year. The duo is surrounded by a strong and athletic squad, Bays coach Chris Franklin said. Running the table undefeated this weekend will be a huge test for the Bays. “The Saskatchewan teams are bringing some of the top players in their province and are highly ranked,” Franklin said. If the Bays can get past Lambrick, ranked No. 7 among AA schools in B.C., they’ll face the winner of Van College and Belmont. St. Mikes will also face a big test as they draw Aden Bowman at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The Gary Taylor is one of the few chances for the AA Blue Jags and AAA Bays to meet, though it’ll have to be in the final. sports@vicnews.com


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Banged up Braves visit Cougars Travis Paterson News staff

Rookie Seamus Maguire stepped forth with two goals on Sunday as the injury depleted Saanich Braves downed the Campbell River Storm 5-2 in at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The win was the latest triumph by the shrinking Braves (22-40-2) team, which showed up to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game with just 13 skaters to the Storm’s 18. Things won’t get any easier for the Braves as they’ll be down to 12 regulars without Sean McBride for Thursday’s (Dec. 20) tilt against B.C.’s No. 1 ranked team, the Victoria Cougars (29-1-0-1). Puck drop is 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Sports Centre. “It’s going to be tough,” said Braves coach Brad Cook, who hopes to challenge his team. With 19 goals each, 20-yearold forwards Josh Gray and Max

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Seamus Maguire chipped in with two goals on Sunday as the Braves continue to win despite injuries. Mois are among the key players unavailable to the Braves. The team continues to hurt on defence without Brandon Parmar, Jordan Groenhyde and Tom Dakers, also out to injury, though all the above are expected back before the season ends. Cook said to expect a handful of affiliates when the Braves visit

the Cougars for the fifth meeting of the season between the top two teams in B.C. In the first four the Braves and Cougars eight-game regular season series, the Cougars lead with 3-2 and 6-2 regulation wins, a 3-2 shootout win 3-2, and a 3-1 loss. The Cougars are coming off a 6-2 win over the Westshore Wolves on Thursday and a 6-1 win over the Peninsula Panthers on Friday. Leading the Cougars is captain Brody Coulter with 29 goals and 59 assists for 83 points in 31 games. It’s eight more points than Braves captain Ty Jones totalled last year as he shared the league’s top scorer award. Thursday is also First Nations Night, free to anyone with First Nations identification. The Cougars visit the Wolves tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena. On Friday the Braves host the Peninsula, 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes. sports@vicnews.com

Royals stumble, Grizz rumble into break The Victoria Royals could have drawn an easier foe than the Edmonton Oil Kings to face prior to the holiday break. The defending WHL champs handled the visiting Royals without much challenge on Saturday (Dec. 15) in a 5-2 win. The night previous was a game that got away as the Royals showed well on national TV, losing 3-2 to the Red Deer Rebels in a shootout. Defenceman Jack Walker scored his first WHL goal on Friday, a cross ice tap in from big brother Ben. Logan Nelson scored in regulation and in shootout but the Rebels scored on all three shootout attempts. Tyler Stahl and Steven Hodges scored in Saturday’s loss. From Edmonton the team went their separate ways for the holiday break, seven of them already

at in their province in Alberta, including Magee, an Edmonton native. The Victoria Grizzlies fared better over the weekend starting with a 7-0 drubbing of the Prince George Spruce Kings at Bear Mountain Arena on Friday, a 3-1 win at the Alberni Bulldogs on Saturday and a 5-2 win over the Cowichan Capitals at home on Sunday night. Gerry Fitzgerald potted a hat trick and Michael Stiliadis had a 23-save shutout in the win over Prince George. Defenceman Jaden Schmeisser scored his second goal of the season in overtime to defeat the Bulldogs on Saturday. And Myles Fitzgerald potted a hat trick of his own on Sunday night. The Grizz host Nanaimo Dec. 29 and the Royals host Prince George Dec. 28 and 29. sports@vicnews.com

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On April 7, 2009, at a condominium unit located on the 1000 block of View Street, Victoria, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Victoria Commercial Crime RCMP seized, on or about 14:35 Hours, the subject property, described as: an Acer Aspire One computer, a Samsung laser printer, Lacie hard drives (x3) and cables (x3), a HP Pavilion computer tower and cables, an Epson personal photo lab, a 17 GBC 9� creative laminator, Ngear USB mobile hard disk enclosures (x2), an Eltron card printer, an Epson High Performance C120 color printer, a MacBook laptop computer notebook, a Canon scanner, a Toshiba laptop computer, an Iomega hard drive and cables, and a Lexar USB thumb drive. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence (or offences) under sections 367 (Forgery) and 380(1)(a) (Fraud over $5,000) of the Criminal Code of

Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1328, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov. bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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FRIENDLY FRANK 2 WINE racks, $13 each. TV stand, $13. Call (250)7213849. 6 CUPS & Saucers, Denby Chantilly pattern $12. (250)477-1819. CHRISTMAS TREE, lights, star, beautiful ornaments, tree skirt, etc... $40. (250)477-4426 HAND CROCHET White Peacock tablecloth $50. obo. Call (778)433-2192. LADIES BOOTS, brand new, Aldo, brown, size 10, $50. Candle holders (unusual stem; birch), $40. (778)440-6628 MAN’S NEW 3-piece suit, size 36 x 5’10�. $75 obo. Please call (250)727-9425.

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FURNITURE 2 OCCASIONAL chairs, 1 black w/arms, 1 zebra stripes on white, no arms, $200/each Paid 3 years ago $1200 at Sandy’s. (250)656-1750. bellringer85@yahoo.com for pictures. ROUND LIGHT Oak dining room table and 4 chairs, very good condition, $285. Call (250)652-8549.

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

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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

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PORTABLE HEATER (KC 2400 kerosene)$90. Dr. Suess puzzle $9. (778)265-1615.

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STEEL BUILDINGS /metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 or online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

TOP OF the line Partner 4 SCOOTER. 1 year old. New they are $7000. + ; asking $3750. Call 778 977 3301.

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

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1 BDRM Very quiet, ocean views, Clean, well maintained. Laundry, Sauna, Elevator, Hot Water, Heat. (250) 388-9384

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JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm Condo, 2 bath, good location, beautiful kitchen, NS/NP, prkg avail. $1350. 250-361-9540. JAMES BAY- spacious 1 bdrm, $795+ utils. NS/NP. Avail Jan 1. (778)430-2116. 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. ROYAL OAK. Bright 1 bdrm Condo. Large deck, storage, parking. Utils incld. NS/NP. $850. Jan. 1st. (250)652-7729.

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

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

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.

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

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca

ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t ďŹ t 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.

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CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

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

CLEANING SERVICES GREAT RATES! Guar. cleaning since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. (250)385-5869 MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, ofďŹ ces. BBB member. (250)388-0278. NEED HELP cleaning your house? $18/hr. Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.

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

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

(250)590-9653.ELECTRICIAN 20 yrs + exp. Residential: New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. $40./hr. Senior’s Discount. Lic.#3003. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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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.

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

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

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, windows, power washing, roof demoss, repairs. Insured.

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

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

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

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

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

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BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-812-3213, 250-590-2929. WINDOW & Gutter Cleaning, minor repairs. Comm/Res. Insured, free est. (250)881-3684

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

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

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

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Automate parkades and replace annuals with perennials in city flower beds: these are just a couple of the many ideas on the table for keeping property tax hikes to a reasonable level. Council previously committed to cap the annual tax increase at 3.25 per cent over the next three years. For the coming year, that means cutting about $1.6 million from the 2013 budget. “We’re fairly close,” city finance director Brenda Warner said of meeting the target. Among other moves being considered are a wage freeze for non-unionized staff – estimated to save $200,000 – and for council, worth $9,000 in savings. Other options are capping the annual increase granted to the police and the library at two per cent, steps that would save about $602,000 in 2013 and $483,000

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SUITES, LOWER INTERURBAN AREA, 3 bdrm, 5 appls, W/D incl’d, N/S, N/P, Jan. 1. $1200. (250)588-4595. LANGFORD 2-BDRM. W/D, New paint, bathroom & wood stove. Private, own entrance, parking, shared hydro. $800. /mo. Avail now. (250)479-0432 LANGFORD- NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm bsmt suite, quiet family neighbourhood, close to shopping, W/D. NP/NS. $900. Call (250)391-1342.

TOWNHOUSES SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1600 mo. Avail Feb. 1st. Call 250-217-4060.

WANTED TO RENT CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 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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MARINE 1977 CADILLAC Eldorado, beige metallic. Cruise control, automatic. Very good cond., only 80,000 km. $2000. obo. Please call (250)477-7076.

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BOATS BOATHOUSE FOR SALE, 27x10’ interior dimension, power, lighting, pigeon proof, taller than other boat houses. Below cost at $15,000. Call 250-656-6136. 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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Salaries and benefits of unionized employees make up 35 per cent of the city’s expenditures. Despite being the city’s single largest expense, it’s not on the table for discussion. The city outsources collective bargaining to the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Board. Therefore, city council has no significant input into the discussions. City workers’ collective agreement expires Dec. 31, 2013.

Longtime trustee Orcherton gains new term as school board chair Peg Orcherton, a school trustee since 2002, was acclaimed as chair for the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) for her second term, during annual elections Dec. 10. “Without question, much of

the last year in education has been extraordinarily challenging and without a doubt, these challenges will continue,” Orcherton said. Also re-elected were Bev Horsman, vice-chair; Elaine Leonard, chair of the opera-

tions, policy and planning committee; and Catherine Alpha, chair of the education policy development committee. Tom Ferris is the board representative for the British Columbia Public School

Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the Vancouver Island Labour Relations Association (VILRA). Horsman will remain as the British Columbia School Trustees’ Association Provincial Councillor (BCSTA). editor@oakbaynews.com

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will still have a shortfall, she added. Some answers will come from an organizational review, contracted to Maximus Canada for $75,000. The company will make its recommendations in a report due in March. In the new year, the city will host a number of public consultation sessions before council finalizes the budget in spring. “We’re going in the right direction,” said Coun. Lisa Helps. Early in the budgeting process, she led five open houses to get people’s ideas on balancing the budget. Many of those ideas align closely with current proposals by the city, she said. “I don’t think we’re going far enough, but I also really, really think it’s important that if we’re going to change the direction of the tanker ship, that it happens slowly and steadily rather than (with) wild swings.”

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in subsequent years. The challenge will be finding an additional $3 million in cuts over 2014 and 2015. Reductions in staffing are up for discussion. For instance, planting perennials could reduce the need by two of the eight gardeners who routinely look after that task; partially automating parkades during slow times of the day would also create savings. Other cuts being considered include city-led programming in Centennial Square, such as the lunchtime concert – a move that could save $82,000 – and $275,000 worth of “new” capital projects proposed for 2013. On the revenue side, selling advertising in parkades and the blue on-street parking machines could create more cash flow. “We don’t have all the answers as of yet,” Warner said. Even if all of the areas identified for cuts are approved by council, the city

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