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Alex Rueben, executive director of the new Marine Training and Applied Research Centre, stands in front of the nearly finished training building, located on Maplebank Road on the Songhees Nation Reserve. In just a few weeks, executive director Rueben will officially open the Industrial Marine Training and Applied Research Centre, a modest facility located on Songhees land near the Esquimalt Graving Dock. The two classrooms and computer lab will house about 50 students at any given time. They’ll eventually offer a customized curriculum, ranging from marine

estimation and planning to the crosstraining of qualified journeymen from other industries. In fall 2013, the University of British Columbia will also begin offering an undergraduate degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, in part due to work done by the B.C. shipbuilding and repair workforce table, which Rueben chairs. “We have the advantage of being

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Johnson Street bridge costs remain murky Not all relevant project expenses included in total cost: Young Daniel Palmer News staff

Victoria councillors are keeping mum while they seek legal advice on what they can and can’t reveal about a fixed-price contract for the Johnson Street Bridge project. Coun. Geoff Young said the $63.2-million construction contract awarded to PCL Constructors doesn’t include costs that should be considered part of the project. One of those is building a retaining wall beside 203 Harbour Rd., which was previously designed as a side slope on an approach road beside the city-owned lot. The vertical retaining wall and soil removal will cost $640,000, excluding taxes and preliminary design costs, city spokesperson Katie Josephson said. “It could be done later, however, it was felt a retaining wall would increase the future lease potential (of the property),” she said. “There are benefits to doing it now when a contractor is already working in the area.” The work will be completed by PCL and paid for with funds from the city’s tax sale land reserve. The cost will be recovered from the increased lease revenue, Josephson said. Geoff Young Young contends the retaining wall is required to prevent fill from the approach road from spilling onto the Harbour Road property. “If that property was owned by somebody else, (the wall) would be required as part of the bridge project,” he said. Construction costs are capped at $66 million, including a contingency fund of about $2.8 million for unanticipated costs. That amount could rise to about $4 million, should PCL find further efficiencies over the life of the project, according to a staff report. The remaining $26.8-million cost of the project covers design, legal and insurance costs, as well as staff time. Ross Crockford of watchdog citizens group johnsonstreetbridge.org said the contingency should be more substantial, as the design of the bridge is only partially complete. “If the design changes and the steel quantities are different, then the city could pay for that as well,” he said. At Monday’s technical briefing on the contract details for the new bridge, city staff said they have done all they can to mitigate possible delays that could arise from city-assumed risks, such as archeological discoveries or geotechnical changes in the harbour sea bed. “But until you start digging out there, you really don’t know,” engineering and public works director Dwayne Kalynchuk said. Young remains confident more details will be released in the coming weeks. “There’s a lot of information that isn’t public,” he said. Construction is due to begin this summer and the bridge is slated to open in the fall of 2015. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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No sleds on trestle crossing S.P.C.A. volunteer Adam Andrusiak reassures nervous pup, Ford, on the Selkirk Trestle during an outing last week. Andrusiak spends at least once a week with the adoptable rescued sled dog, taking him for runs on the Galloping Goose Trail and trying to get him used to the bridge.

Weekend lunch program fills a need at Our Place Society sees gradual increase in usage one month into project Brittany Lee News staff

Just over a month into a six-month pilot project at Our Place Society, it’s clear that weekend lunches are filling a need in the community. Thanks to a nearly $50,000 grant from the Victoria Foundation, Our Place began opening on Saturday and Sunday at the beginning of December, providing much-needed lunches for Victoria’s homeless, poor, and disabled. “People are extremely grateful that we’re open on the weekend for lunches,” said Don Evans, executive director of Our Place. “It’s not addressing all the needs, but it certainly helps.” The weekend program has seen between 200 to 250 people per day

take advantage of the service so far. “We expect it will continue to increase as people come to know about it,” Evans said. “Certainly, it’s showing a need for meals in the city.” The society is actively looking for resources to expand and extend the pilot project, which is set to run until May. “There’s a big gap when we close on weekends,” Evans said. It’s a goal of the society to remain open on weekends and provide other meals in addition to lunch, he said. Recently, a $50,000 donation from the McLean Foundation was made to the weekend lunch program. On weekdays, the society sees about 800 people daily, serving between 1,200 and 1,500 meals.

November and December are crucial months for the fundraising that allows the society to meet its annual operating costs of approximately $3.2 million. Almost half of its revenue comes from donations made during these months, Evans said. While the society is partly funded by the government, it largely relies on donations from the local community. In November, the society saw a decrease in donations of 25 to 30 per cent compared to 2011. “Even though donations slow (during January and February), the need in the community doesn’t,” Evans said. Donations can be made to Our Place Society by visiting ourplacesociety.com or by calling 250-3887112. editor@vicnews.com

Vancouver man robbed by new ‘friends’ in James Bay after cab ride Daniel Palmer News staff

A 19-year-old Vancouver man was choked and robbed of a large amount of cash after catching a taxi with three men he met earlier that night. The robbery took place Satur-

day around 3 a.m. near Beckley Avenue and Oswego Street, where the victim and the other men were dropped off after leaving a downtown hotel. “The victim had spent part of the night with this group, but had become uncomfortable when they started talking about their crimi-

nal histories,” said Const. Mike Russell. One of the three men left the area after exiting the cab, but the other two stayed and demanded all of the victim’s cash – more than $1,000, according to Russell. “One of the suspects started to choke (the victim) and forcefully

take the money.” En route to the area, rookie VicPD Const. Cam Stephen spotted a man running through the neighbourhood. The officer gave chase on foot and arrested the suspect in the 300-block of Michigan St. Police recovered the money,

but the second suspect remains at large. Russell wouldn’t speculate why the victim was carrying the cash. Tyler Wickes, 18 of Victoria, faces charges of robbery, breaching an undertaking and breaching probation. dpalmer@vicnews.com


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Return of NHL hockey a bonus The lack of pro games on TV has varied effect on local pubs

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No National Hockey League games on TV? You might think Greater Victoria sports bars have been crying the blues. But as they prepare to welcome back fans of the Canucks, Habs, Flames and other NHL teams, the fact they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sorely hurting is a testament to the resiliency of local operators. That, and the fact many establishments donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to see larger crowds for games on TV until closer to playoff time. Nonetheless, last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement that a deal was reached that would end the 113day lockout is a good tonic for the traditional post-New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doldrums. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of football and other specials we had on, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been continuously hiring. But January is a slower month,â&#x20AC;? said Candace Norris, general manager of the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill on Douglas Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having hockey come back now is probably the best time it could have come back.â&#x20AC;? Details are still being hammered out, but word is the league is preparing for a 48-game season to start Saturday, Jan. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the potential for some major regional rivals to meet opening night. That could see this regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most-watched team, the Vancouver Canucks, take on Calgary, for example. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of talk about people boycotting, but I think people will come back pretty quick,â&#x20AC;? Norris said. Maude Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub on Shelbourne Street, not far from both the University of Victoria and Camosun College, thrives at this time of year, when students return for another semester. And manager Norm Wilson

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Big Brothers Big Sisters turns 100 Victoria group marking centennial Tuesday A century ago in Toronto, Big Brothers and Big Sisters began matching young people with volunteer adult mentors. Since then, the organization has branched out to 1,000 communities across Canada. Victoria celebrates the centennial Jan. 15 at the Greater Victoria Public Library, central branch, from 2 until 3:30 p.m.

The event includes a performance by the Getting Higher Choir and a giveaway of free children’s books. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria has been in Victoria for 33 years. In 2012, 690 children and youth across the Capital Region were matched with a trained mentor to help build resiliency, confidence and self-esteem. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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Brad Kirkpatrick pressure-washes the dock at Sailors Cove Marina off Head Street in Esquimalt, cleaning off the green algae made especially slippery with the early morning frost.

“It does not matter if parents lost their baby 50 years or 5 hours ago, the grief of the loss of a baby before birth is often lifelong, raw, and ever present, laying just below the surface of the parents’ heartbeat.”

Foreign workers may yet be sought Continued from Page A1

The demand and competition for skilled workers is a challenge facing industries across the province, said Abigail Fulton, vice-president of the B.C. Construction Association. She estimates her industry will see a shortage of between 20,000 and 40,000 skilled workers over the next five years, mostly due to demand in northern B.C. “If every kid in high school decides to go into apprenticeship and trades training, we’re still going to need 20,000 more,” she said. “We’ve got to find them from somewhere.” Fulton manages the foreign skilled workers B.C. program, which actively recruits international talent when employers have difficulty filling positions with domestic candidates. “These are individuals who are qualified carpenters, electricians. They’re not labourers,” she said. In September, Fulton attended a construction job fair in Dublin, Ireland, where 10,000 people showed up. She said the Irish training

standards are similar to those in Canada, making the skills easily transferable. Construction companies in the Capital Region haven’t had to turn to foreign workers yet, but the critical mass brought about by the shipbuilding sector may come sooner than expected. “A lot of the trades that we’re looking for, like ironworkers, metal fabricators and so forth, a lot of those people are getting good jobs in the shipbuilding industry, which opens up vacancies in the construction industry,” she said. While the provincial government champions its jobs plan by pointing to such opportunities, foreign skilled workers are still required to fill some of the gaps – for managerial positions in particular – created by baby boomers retiring in record numbers. “You’ll see a significant influx of higher skilled, executive level people who are coming in from abroad,” Rueben said, admitting a stigma still exists around international recruitment. “There’s a real push to upskill the people we’ve got and to bring in new

generations of younger folks and underrepresented demographics into the work force.” For now, Rueben is focused on nurturing an industry that for decades was thought to be dying. He’s partnered with Helmets to Hardhats, an initiative that connects military veterans with skilled positions in the construction industry, and soon, shipbuilding. He’s making inroads with First Nations groups to recruit new talent and will spend the next six months building industryspecific courses from scratch. “Our industry used to be boom-bust,” he said. “People are actually talking about careers again.” dpalmer@vicnews.com

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It’s game on for NHL fans Hockey Night in Canada. Four words we haven’t heard for what seems like too long. Sure, you may have become disconnected from the game, as “millionaire players” battled “billionaire owners” over how to share, in many cases, your hard-earned money. But when the puck drops at Rogers Arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Bell Centre in Montreal or any of the 15 National Hockey League rinks expected to host games on Jan. 19, it’ll be hard to look away. The effect of the player lockout on the Greater Victoria hospitality industry has been significant, if not as major as in Vancouver or other Canadian NHL cities. Without a doubt, every sports bar, lounge and restaurant with a TV – or many TVs – will have the Canucks’ first game tuned in, at least for a while. Many establishments are already planning special events related to hockey to attract more patrons. In general, fans tend to find other diversions during their favourite sports’ off-seasons. Other sports take their place, or, in the case of hockey, outdoor pursuits often take over. For hockey fans, the last few months have felt like an extended off-season. With no NHL on the tube, fans have resorted to watching NBA basketball – Victoria’s Steve Nash has been injured for much of his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers – junior hockey or other sports that don’t have the same broad emotional connection with the populace. One thing is certain about the NHL, it tends to draw people together. Pro hockey is something co-workers tend to talk about the next day at the office. As the playoffs get closer – and they’ll come relatively quickly this season – gatherings start to be planned around watching the games on TV. Certainly, some will ignore the NHL’s return. But for many of us in Greater Victoria and across Canada, it will be akin to pulling a favourite blanket out of storage. It’s familiar, feels good on a cold, dark night and is best enjoyed when shared. 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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So much energy spent on energy Wherever pipelines are The Conservative government’s concerned, expect an eclectic party. omnibus bill, C-38, makes clear With the federal government’s that any recommendation by the Enbridge Northern panel is exactly that: for Gateway joint review consideration only. panel wrapping up its Stephen Harper’s week-long hearings at cabinet can compel the the Delta Ocean Pointe federal environmental Resort, the usually agency to approve picturesque waterfront the Enbridge project, erupted into a hotbed of regardless of public will environmental protest. or opinion. The closed-door panel, There must be a which concludes today, sense of disillusionment spent more than a week amongst the panel’s Daniel Palmer members, collecting and working its way through a registered list of about collating the opinions of Minor Musings 280 public speakers. around 4,000 Canadians, Interested observers knowing all the while were given the option of listening to their words bear the weight of a an audio-only webcast of the event novelty inflatable hammer. – which had the distinct quality of To be fair, the approval or a wartime emergency broadcast rejection of this pipeline isn’t a – or of watching a video feed at decision that should be taken the Ramada Victoria Hotel, three lightly. The world wants oil from kilometres away on Gorge Road. a politically stable and efficient Several hundred frustrated partner. Canada bears both these protesters rejected these two armsqualities, relatively speaking, and length participatory options and has enough bitumen to fill 100 gathered along the walkway in front billion barrels – likely double that. of the Inner Harbour hotel. In an age where social security Even Victoria MP Murray Rankin, costs show no sign of retreat and an expert on and opponent of the taxpayers are gripping tightly to pipeline project, was turned away every penny (soon-to-be nickel), at the door last Friday. Rankin oil revenue presents a feasible called the Canadian Environmental way for the country to pull itself Assessment Agency process out of a fiscal recession and fill its “fundamentally flawed,” and storehouses for generations. expressed little hope the end result And then there’s the latest would leave the public feeling international energy darling and heard. He also justifiably lambasted saviour to our financial woes – security for denying entry to the liquified natural gas. very person elected to represent B.C. is teeming with the stuff, the public at the federal level. as evidenced by a recent Chevron Adding fuel to the protest investment in the Kitimat LNG flames is the nihilism behind the facility, where the province joint review panel’s mandate. says exports could reach 75

million tonnes per year, pending agreements with Asian buyers. The National Energy Board has already greenlit LNG exports to the tune of 10 million tonnes annually, although billions of dollars still need to be invested if B.C. wants to play with the big boys. But the elephant in the room, which trumpeted loudly from the Songhees walkway this week, is the environmental cost of these lucrative ventures. Comments from senior cabinet ministers indicate environmental protesters are no more than a nuisance, people who fail to recognize the opportunities at hand. The us vs. them mentality doesn’t play well on either side, but it seems fundamentally un-Canadian for the feds to swat away public input like a pesky housefly. Perhaps the government could try framing the energy debate in a more tempered manner. The so-called “modernization” of environmental regulations should be rolled out with scientists and other green stakeholders at the table, giving legitimacy to a process that’s been sold as all but a middle finger to granola-eating community farmers and their kin. Canadians know we need diverse exports, a strong economy and long-term financial stability. We also know we need to balance that with stewarding our resources and minimizing environmental risk. Take a moment this week to wish the joint review panel luck as they move on to Vancouver for another week of invite-only hearings – they’re going to need it. Daniel Palmer is a reporter with the Victoria News. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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LETTERS Proposed tanker route is too risky Serving up smiles since 1958 As the joint review panel hearings wrapped up this week in Victoria, I feel grateful to have been one of a select few able to voice their opinion directly to the three-member panel. With only 10 minutes to speak and two Enbridge representatives present (while the public was banned), I provided all the research and data I have found. In my opinion, the proposed tanker route is too dangerous for safe navigation. Ironically, one report I found was completed for Northern Gateway Pipelines LP, (available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website). It revealed that during simulated tanker runs, pilots often gave the simulations a safety rating of two or three out of a possible five. The report also revealed that these large vessels will travel through areas such as Principe Channel, which is just 1.4 kilometres wide. Such vessels have a full turn radius of 1.8 km and can take up to 3.75 km to come to a full stop while running astern at 10 knots. We have to keep in mind, that each of these vessels is carrying 1.5 million litres in fuel oil alone.

Plus, coastal currents can reach up to 16 nautical miles per hour. Winter storms frequently bring gale force and hurricane force winds, and we cannot ignore the risk posed from earthquakes, such as the 7.8magnitude event off the coast of Haida Gwaii a mere four months ago. The risks are too great, and this is just a small portion of the concerning information I found. While many were unable to voice their own opinions to the panel, I sincerely encourage all British Columbians to continue to investigate and question the proposed project, in order to protect our beautiful, unique and sensitive coastal ecosystems. Julie Howe Assistant lab instructor, Royal Roads University Langford

Public input dubious, says hearing speaker The hearings really are a farce. I gave my considered input on Monday night and Sheila Leggett, who was heading up the panel that night, cut off my microphone. I am 84, very polite, but very concerned.

I registered my dismay at restrictions to the hearing process. Why should the energy board consider Victoria’s citizens incapable of behaving themselves at a public hearing? I related my experiences at Clayoquot in 1993, when a completely grassroots movement finally triumphed after 900 arrests. I was one of those arrested and received a three-week jail sentence. British Columbians will find ways to stop any proposal that risks or damages the greatest treasure we have: our environment. After telling the panel that I would be there, sitting on the road in protest, Leggett said they were not there to hear threats of civil disobedience. Certainly, the absence of the public turned the process into merely an excuse, so that the energy board could say it did “hear” from the people. Whatever happens, British Columbians won’t allow a proposal like the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline to go through when it affects and risks that we all hold dear. Alison Acker Victoria

Readers respond: Bus strike, NDP budgets Bus union tactic a selfish, hurtful act The time is long overdue to make public transit an “essential service” where strike action is simply not an option any more. Enough is enough. Buses are an absolute lifeline for thousands of people in this city who are totally dependent on public transit to get to work and school, to buy food and get to medical appointments. There is no other option for people on poverty incomes. Shutting down bus service puts vulnerable people at serious risk of going hungry, losing employment, missing an education or even losing their life in a medical emergency. Threatening a shutdown of the system on Jan. 22 is a meanspirited act by a selfish union. The bus drivers have no right to use the most fragile members of the community as innocent pawns in their battle. It makes no sense that I am forced to miss a day from a program that is helping me find work due to the self-serving actions of bus drivers who are lucky enough to have jobs at top union wages. The bus drivers are knowingly hurting people who are the least able to take it. Our provincial government

needs to act now to prevent a powerful union from inflicting their problems on people who are powerless. Doreen Marion Gee Victoria

Clark and company were deemed innocent Re: “Will truth die on deficit hill?” (B.C. Views, Dec. 5) In 2000 a verdict by Madame Justice Mary Humphries ruled Glen Clark’s NDP government did not commit fraud or lie about their 1995 and ’96 budgets. Justice Humphries found no case to support the oft-repeated allegations in and by the media, or its accusers, the National Citizens’ Coalition. She said there was no conspiracy, and assumptions reached were published and available to the public, showing caution rather than deceit. I can draw no adverse conclusions around the credibility of Elizabeth Cull (author of the ’96 budget) or Clark and my conclusions would not have been different if a lesser standard of proof had been used. Leading forecasting agencies said the forecasts were reasonable and well within private sector forecasts. Auditor general George Morfitt’s report agrees with

Justice Humphries and begins: “Although the media has tried to paint a different picture, the ’96 budget included no action or decision made by senior people in government elected or appointed that was not permitted by such legislation or other authorities.” While this is written without prejudice, one can only ask why, in the face of such overwhelming evidence to the contrary, is this kind of pillory allowed to happen to people deemed to be completely innocent? Ken Dicks Saanich

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Bridge rebuild starts in spring with temporary walkway Crossing to be closed to vehicles for seven months Kyle Slavin News staff

Construction on the Craigflower Bridge, linking Saanich to View Royal and Esquimalt, will begin earlier than expected, as crews are

slated to begin work on a pedestrian walkway in April. The 80-year-old, timber-beam span will be replaced by a threelane steel bridge, double the width of the existing bridge. Construction was originally set for June, but that work will now start in the spring. While Admirals Road will be closed for seven months, Saanich and View Royal, which share responsibility of the bridge,

needed to find a way to get pedestrians across the Gorge Waterway. Jim Hemstock, Saanich’s manager of capital works, says included in the tender are plans for a temporary walkway over the Gorge Waterway. “We have to do the pedestrian bridge first. Now that we’re closing the road during a school year, we’ve got to get that pedestrian bridge up (before the old bridge comes down). We could start on

the pedestrian bridge in April,” he said. The construction tender will be released later this month, and the municipalities aim to have a contract awarded by late February. The cost of the project is now estimated at $11.9 million, up from the original price tag of $10.775 million. Hemstock says the project has received an additional $775,000 grant from the Capital Regional

District, on top of a previously approved $10 million injection. Saanich and View Royal will split the outstanding $1.125 million cost, with Saanich footing 60 per cent, about $675,000. That’s $200,000 more than Saanich originally estimated. Hemstock reiterated that the numbers are just estimates right now, and nothing will be concrete until the contract is awarded. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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The Land Conservancy will hand Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse, historic properties it has managed since 2003, back to the province in a cost-saving measure.

TLC cuts ties with historic sites Cash-strapped organization gives up management duties Charla Huber News staff

The Land Conservancy will hand Craigflower Manor and Craigflower Schoolhouse back to the province this year. The B.C. government owns the historic properties, but TLC has operated the facilities since May 1, 2003. The manor is in View Royal and

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Toss in a salmon carcass, help feed an ecosystem Arnold Lim News staff

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Angela Elliott gets ready to place a frozen salmon carcass into Douglas Creek last winter. The coho and chum carcasses replenish nutrients in the ecosystem.

If you have never been allowed to play with your food, now is your chance. The Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society is hosting the annual salmon carcass toss in the park tomorrow (Jan. 12). The public is encouraged to help throw about 100 frozen salmon carcasses in and around Douglas creek in an effort to feed vital nutrients into its ecosystem. “It sounds negative, but it is positive,” said society president Darrell Wick. “A lot of people don’t even know there is salmon in this creek.” The frozen salmon, provided by the Howard English Hatchery based

near Goldstream Park, are fished from the waters of Goldstream River and transported to Mount Doug where they’ll decompose and become food for insects and fauna. In turn, insects are consumed by the 20,000 to 40,000 young chum and coho fry that will hatch in the spring and become the next generation of salmon to spawn there. Friends of Mount Doug is the first society in Canada to obtain the permission from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to transport carcasses from one watershed to another. Because the population of salmon at Douglas Creek has not yet grown to the point where they naturally feed enough nutrients into the eco-

system, the annual carcass toss event remains a vital element to sustaining the population. “We don’t have a lot of salmon coming back (since) the creek is somewhat sterile,” Wick said. “We are trying to get it going. It is all these little creeks that provide the salmon habitat and if we want to have salmon, we have to make sure these little creeks survive. Salmon is a good indicator for the health of the ecosystem.” The salmon carcass toss at Douglas Creek happens from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Edgemont Road park access point. For more information, visit mountdouglaspark.ca. alim@vicnews.com

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Galactic mystery discovered by astrophysicists Astrophysicist Julio Navarro stands under the 0.8-metre telescope at the University of Victoria. Navarro is part of a team that used data from a large telescope in Hawaii to figure out that a cluster of galaxies is moving in a way that defies understanding.

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Across our big old universe, objects orbiting other objects is a common astronomical pastime. The moon orbits the Earth, the Earth orbits the sun, the solar system orbits the galactic centre of the Milky Way. A collaboration of astrophysics and astronomers, including two from the University of Victoria, have discovered something weird – a cluster of small “dwarf” galaxies is rotating in an orderly fashion around Andromeda galaxy, our nearest intergalactic neighbour. This planet-like behaviour among galaxies has never been detected before and it fails to fit Why a giant established models of structure of galaxies how galaxies evolve. What’s more, the rotate is uncanny, orbit of these dwarf galaxies is so vast, a single it’s not well rotation is longer than understood yet. But the age of the universe. it’s cool enough to They haven’t made it around once. A point out.” paper discussing this – Julio Navarro, phenomenon was pubUVic professor lished last Friday in the journal Nature. “It’s a sobering reminder of how fragile our understanding of these things are,” said UVic astrophysics professor Julio Navarro, one of 16 lead scientists involved in the project. “How this is moving cannot be explained. Why a giant structure of galaxies rotate is uncanny, it’s not well understood yet. But it’s cool enough to point out.” The discovery emerged from the broader Pan Andromeda Archaeological Survey, a three-year survey of a large region of space surrounding Andromeda galaxy, using the 3.6 metre CanadaFrance-Hawaii Telescope, in Hawaii. UVic professor Alan McConnachie, based at the Herzberg observatory in Saanich, led that project and is another co-author of the paper. Out of the mass of observations, the team honed in on a number of dwarf galaxies in the neighbourhood of Andromeda. Rather than randomness, they found uniformity. “This common property implies that these little galaxies all have a common origin, since the chance of them all just happening to be moving in the same way right now, by coincidence, is statistically tiny,” McConnachie said in an email. “These little galaxies shouldn’t ‘know’ how the other little galaxies are moving – they should all be doing their own thing, independently of all the other little galaxies. “So it looks like we are missing something pretty basic, and potentially very important.” Navarro admits he was skeptical when the data started to suggest a group of 15 dwarf galaxies were orbiting in a well-defined plane a million light years in diameter, but only 30,000 light years thick, a similar structure to how planets orbit a star. “I thought it would be hard to explain. We haven’t seen this often, if ever.” editor@saanichnews.com

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The Banquet offers a feast of choral songs, chants and wassails from medieval and Renaissance Europe. Jan. 13 at Church of the Advent, 510 Mt. View Ave., Colwood. Admission is by donation 3 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Go to ensemblelaude.org for more information.

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Fifty Fifty marks 10 years as hub for emerging art Edward Hill News staff

Its neighbours are auto repair shops and appliance outlets in what can be called the outer orbit of Victoria’s downtown core. An art gallery in the 2500-block of Douglas St. looks distinctly out of place. But within its whitewashed walls decorated with neatly hung paintings, the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective has established itself as the centre for art in Greater Victoria that is distinctly outside of the mainstream. “At night the space does seem quiet, but there is a lot of activity happening here,” says Renee Crawford, one of the four board members of Fifty Fifty Arts Collective who also works for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. “This space is an arts hub.” The collective is celebrating its 10th anniversary today (Jan. 11) with an exhibition from 15 local artists. Over the past decade, the gallery has hosted some 300 emerging artists and 500 musicians in what has become an institution in Victoria’s arts scene. “Our role in the community is to give emerging and experimental arts space and support and experi-

ence,” Crawford says. “Those artists on the edge of mainstream or who are totally underground have a space to showcase their work.” “New artists in town can have a hard time breaking into the scene. We can let them give a show,” adds Jzero Schuurman, a board member of the collective. “We want to show Victoria is more than Emily Carr,” he continued, although noting he’s not opposed to the works of Victoria’s arguably most famous painter. The collective has seen many members come and go, but key to its survival has been a steady stream of volunteers dedicated to fostering an arts space. It also helps the rent is reasonable at their Douglas Street space. When Schuurman joined a few years ago, the gallery was open one day a week – now it’s seven, all staffed by volunteers. “This is a major part of our lives. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it,” he said. The gallery has allowed emerging artists to learn lessons not necessarily illuminated in art school. At Fifty Fifty, artists must assemble and promote their own exhibits. “This is a very DIY space. The artists have to curate their own shows.

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Fifty Fifty Arts Collective board members Jzero Schuurman, left, and Renee Crawford in the group’s busy studio. They get a key (to the building) and they set it up. It gives artists a dry run on how to put together their own exhibition,” Crawford says. “Art schools don’t teach how to curate shows or how to get exhibits or create a portfolio. Being involved in an artist-run centre, in a short time you learn how the profession works.” Fifty Fifty launched in 2003 in a retail space on Craigflower Road, and moved to Douglas Street a few years later. Allan Kollins, one of the founding members who sat on the

board until 2009, said in 2003, the stars aligned. The idealism of a group of young artists to create a collective art gallery became reality, due to an affordable retail space. He said the name “Fifty Fifty” was drawn from a hat. “I think the person who submitted that name wanted more of the money to go to the artist. They didn’t want (the gallery) to be commercial,” Kollins said in an interview from Vancouver. “We wanted art that was conceptual, more experimental, not pretty pictures

on the wall.” Kollins said in the early days, the Douglas Street space had its struggles with the City of Victoria. A few times, evening music shows would attract dozens of people, along with police and bylaw officers. At the same time, Fifty Fifty also received project grants from the city’s arts board. “It was different bureaucracies. The arts and culture grants board supported us. The bylaw officer wasn’t as friendly,” Kollins said. Fifty Fifty now primarily fundraises through hosting music shows at venues around the city. Where other artist-run spaces have come and gone over the years, Fifty Fifty is looking to expand. “It’s survived in part because of a burgeoning arts community in Victoria. Certain individuals and the community helped keep it alive,” Kollins says. “The collective has seen dire times. But we’ve also seen commitment from the community from fundraising and support.” The Fifty Fifty 10 year celebration is Friday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. 2516 Douglas St. and is free. See thefiftyfifty.net. editor@saanichnews.com

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Central Saanich mayor takes helm of CRD board Bryson keen on working together Devon MacKenzie News staff

Alastair Bryson has been appointed chair of the Capital

Regional District board. The Central Saanich mayor hopes to work more in-depth with CRD directors. “I've enjoyed my first year working with them and it's a really interesting interface at the CRD level,” he said. It’s important that the

regional district comes together to consider solutions to such issues as deer overpopulation and the resident Canada geese problem, Bryson said. Getting input from all communities is essential, he added. “As a board member or

as chairman, you're there to represent your council. But you're also there to consider things on a deeper level as to how they will affect the region as a whole.” Bryson was appointed to the role in late December after winning a vote against Saan-

ich Coun. Judy Brownoff and Metchosin Mayor John Ranns. Former chair and Langford Coun. Denise Blackwell is the new vice-chair after beating out View Royal Mayor Graham Hill. reporter@peninsula Alastair Bryson newsreview.com

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View Royal councillor denies any wrongdoing in case Kyle Wells News staff

Born on the 12th of November 1913 in Jangliana in India, Kartar Kaur passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children at the ripe age of 99yrs at Victoria General from a brief illness. Predeceased by her husband Dilbag Singh, she is survived by her daughter Baldev (predeceased son-in-law Sarwan ), daughter Sheila and son-in-law Jograj, daughter Surinder and son-in-law Jasbir, son Gordy and daughter- in- law Ravinder, daughter Tarsem and son-in-law Virendra, son Komal and daughter-inlaw Varsha and son Iqbal and daughterin-law Harjeet and 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren in India

and Canada. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for her love and care for each and every one of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her even-minded, practical approach to life’s problems. She has been a very loving patriarch not only to her own family but also to the whole community at her village in India, and has left a legacy of the spirit of giving and a belief in life of charity and sharing.

LATE FRENCH IMMERSION Late French Immersion students begin to study in French in Grade 6. No prior knowledge of French is expected. By Grade 8, Late French Immersion students have usually achieved a level of fluency equivalent to that of those in Early Immersion. By graduation, Late Immersion students can qualify for employment in French or study in French at University. Late French is at: • Arbutus Middle • Lansdowne Middle

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Ron Mattson has a fight on his hands in his claim of wrongful dismissal and defamation against the Ministry of Health and B.C. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid. In a response filed by the ministry Dec. 24, it claims there was just cause to fire Mattson last September 2012. The View Royal municipal councillor announced last month he was suing the province, claiming the ministry had no reason to fire him and that comments made by the ministry to the public were defamatory and false. Mattson, who worked for the ministry for 28 years, was suspended without pay on July 17, then fired by the ministry for allegedly passing confidential

data to a University of Victoria researcher, an allegation Mattson denies. The province’s defence alleges that Mattson discussed with the researcher ways to get around the province’s policies in order to get data. “On or about June 28, 2012 the plaintiff agreed to provide confidential data belonging to the Ministry of Health, including personal identifiable linked data, to the contractor,” the document reads. “The plaintiff knew or ought to have known (he) did not have authorization at that time to receive such data.” In response to Mattson’s claims of defamation, the reply states the ministry never referred to Mattson by name and that what it did say to the public about the firings was true and therefore not slander.

“The alleged comments were made on a privileged occasion in which the electorate of British Columbia had a bona fide interest in learning information about the investigation,” it reads. “Further and in the alternative, the alleged defamatory comments were true in substance and in fact.” The ministry’s internal investigation is ongoing. Six employees were fired and another suspended in relation to the alleged breach of privacy. The ministry investigation began in May after an anonymous tip to B.C. Auditor General John Doyle’s office. Two research contracts with the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia were subsequently suspended. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com


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Junior rink eyes national title “This team has high expectations and additional pressure because Chester and Klymchuk have been to nationals before.” – Todd Troyer their respective teammates aged out. This fall the schedule has taken on a pretty regular routine, during which the team become weekly B.C. Ferries commuters. Bowry and Chester go to New Westminster on Wednesdays so the team can play in Royal City’s Premium League, the top league in B.C. On Sundays, Klymchuk and Gamache sail to Victoria on the early ferry, train with the team all day, and then return home. “New West’s league is a step up for sure, the calibre is awesome,” Chester said. “And that was one of our goals, to get out there to play the best competition in the province, men or junior, so it’s a good fit for us.” In addition to New West, the Klymchuk rink Photo by Rebecca Connop Price/Curl BC entered three World Curling Tour tournaments Victoria’s Corey Chester throws a rock during 2013 Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling this season, the Cloverdale Cash Spiel in SeptemChampionships in Coquitlam on Sunday (Jan. 6). ber, Valley First Crown of Curling in Kamloops in October, and Vancouver Island Shootout the passion to want to be better.” here in Victoria back in November. While the Meshing teams from separate districts isn’t team didn’t crack any purse money, they used common in junior ranks, but it has happened the tourneys as a chance to bond. They also before. If anything, it’s a had some notable Travis Paterson sign of how competitive moments, particularly News staff the sport has become. a big first-round win “I’ve seen traveling against Edmonton’s A long distance relationship has paid off for a teams put together Jamie King in Kampair of junior Victoria curlers. before, but I’m not sure loops, a team with forSanjay Bowry and Corey Chester of the Victothey were as dedicated mer world champions ria Curling Club played second and third, respec- to traveling and trainScott Pfeiffer and Blake tively, with lead Rhys Gamache and skip Tyler ing together as we are,” McDonald. Klymchuk of the Langley Curling Club. Chester said. Locally, Bowry and Rebecca Connop Price/Curl B.C. Chester play on the And it all came together as the quartet capThat dedication Coach Todd Troyer, left, with Rhys Gamache, Steve Streiffel rink in tured the Tim Horton’s junior men’s provincial comes from a motivaSanjay Bowry, Corey Chester, and Tyler VCC’s Tuesday night championship (20-and-under), Jan. 1 to Jan. 6 at tion to do more than Klymchuk, are the 2013 B.C. Jr. champs. the Coquitlam Curling Club. just show up at nationSelect League. “That was definitely one of the goals that als. The last time a B.C. “(Chester and we set for ourselves at the start of the year,” team won the men’s junior nationals was 2000, Klymchuk) set this team up and invited me Klymchuk said. “We have put in a lot of hard so the Klymchuk rink is off to as good a start as along for the ride,” Troyer said. The coach is work, a lot of ferry trips, and it definitely feels any. They went undefeated in all seven games of one who knows what the Klymchuk rink is up good to win.” the provincial round robin. In the final they took against, as he won the 1988 national championCoaching the quartet is Victoria’s Todd Troyer, an early lead against Langley Curling Club’s Tardi ship with the Mike Wood rink from North Vanwho was with Chester and Josh Hozak last year, rink and never looked back, prevailing 9-4. couver. Troyer himself is in the midst of a busy when the Victoria Curling Club team won B.C.’s “(Chester) made a real key triple in the secyear. The chartered accountant also volunteers and went to nationals. Klymchuk went to junior ond end to leave us lying four in the house,” as the Victoria Curling Club treasurer, and is nationals the year before. Klymchuk said. vice chair of the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling “I’ve been playing against Tyler all my competThe Klymchuk rink will now spend the next Championships in Victoria. itive career and I’ve always respected his game three weeks preparing for the junior national The Katherine Silversides rink of Juan de Fuca play on and off the ice, so when my teammates curling championships, Feb. 2 to Feb. 10 in Fort Curling Club finished seventh at the junior womfrom last year aged out, it was obvious to me to McMurray, Alta. en’s provincials in Coquitlam. get together,” Chester said. “It’s our last crack at It’s been a long haul for the team to this point, sports@vicnews.com - with files from Gary Ahuja/Langley Times juniors, we’ve been playing long enough to have literally. They originally formed in April when

Victoria Curling Club players win B.C. junior title

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Running series starts Sunday The winter race season his here as the 2013 Frontrunners Island Race Series kicks off with the Harriers Pioneer 8K in Saanichton on Sunday (Jan. 13). The eight kilometre loop starts at 11 a.m., beginning and ending at the Saanich Fairgrounds (1528 Stelly’s X Road). The Harriers Pioneer 8K is the first of eight in the Frontrunners Island Race Series, followed by the Cobble Hill 10K on Jan. 27. Sean Chester and Care Nelson) won last year’s series. Vince Brotherston and Nancy Baxendale won the men’s and women’s masters. The Prairie Inn Harriers won the team standings. Online registration for Sunday is closed but runners can sign up at Frontrunners (1200 Vancouver St.) on Saturday, or at the fairgrounds before the race.

Track season here for Vikes The UVic Vikes men’s and women’s track and field teams open the 2013 season on Saturday at the University of Washington Huskies Indoor Preview event. Rookie runner Brendon Restall (Oak Bay High), makes his debut in the 600-metre event this weekend, and is hoping to make a CIS standard.

Rams, Davis superb against U.S.A. all-stars Travis Paterson News staff

If Marcus Davis isn’t on the radar of any NCAA schools by now, the radar is broken. From the outset of Team B.C.’s 38-18 win over U.S.A.’s all-star team of high school players at the Football University International Games in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, wide receiver and kick returner Marcus Davis of the Mount Douglas Rams and quarterback Liam O’Brien of the Ballenas Whalers (Parksville)

were a dynamic duo that couldn’t be stopped. Davis started the game with a kickoff return to U.S.A’s 31 yard line. On the next play, Davis burned his initial coverage and then leapt over top of his secondary coverage to catch a pass from O’Brien on the goal line, and fell into the endzone for a touchdown. Davis was named MVP of the game, a heady title to go on his resumé next to his recent crowning achievement as the 2012 B.C. High School Football Player of the Year. “From the start of the game we

came out firing,” said the 17-year-old Davis, still in Grade 11. “That just gave us all the momentum to carry us throughout the game. Nothing else can compare to this. Texas is where football is made.” O’Brien rushed for three more touchdowns and handed off to running back Mason Swift (Mount Doug Rams) for an eight yard touchdown run as Team B.C. stunned U.S.A. “The first three possessions all started inside the 50 I think. Coming out there that fast and quieting them

down and taking the motivation out of them was huge.” With the win, Team B.C. improved their record to two wins and no losses at the FBU International Games, having beaten Team Europe 49-14 on Thursday (Jan. 3). Also playing for Team B.C. from the Rams were wide receiver Brian Dowds, offensive linemen Christian Krause and Zach Wilkinson and quarterback Ashton MacKinnon. Full version of this story available at vicnews.com. sports@vicnews.com

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If the fans sitting next to you at Tuesday’s (Jan. 15) Victoria Royals game look sleepy, they probably are. Hundreds of recreational hockey players and friends from Victoria’s Island Hockey 101 league, which is over 70 teams strong this year, will be on hand to see the Kamloops Blazers at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Hockey 101 has grown to 70 teams this year and uses various ice slots ranging from 3 p.m. on a weekend to 10:45 p.m. on a weeknight. So don’t blame your Royals neighbour for yawning, he/she may have been playing hockey until midnight the night before. Tickets for Hockey 101 players and friends are still available with $2 going to support KidSport Victoria. The Blazers will play the Royals again on Wednesday. Tonight the Royals visit the Everett Silvertips and tomorrow the Seattle Thunderbirds.

The UVic Vikes basketball teams return to the floor this weekend, a month since their last Canada West game, as they travel to play the Winnipeg Wesmen and Manitoba Bisons. The Vikes women (6-4) are fourth in the in the Canada West Pacific Division while the Wesmen (5-6) are fourth and the Bisons (2-9) in the Prairie Divison.

Chargers home after tough second half openers The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams opened the second-half of the PacWest season with losses to the Vancouver Island Mariners in Nanaimo last Friday. Both Chargers teams are at home today (Jan. 11), women at 6 p.m. and men at 8 p.m. against the Langara Falcons at PISE. Tomorrow the Douglas Royals visit, men at 1 p.m. and women at 3 p.m. at PISE.

WLA will comply with new fighting rule Greg Sakaki Black Press

The Western Lacrosse Association may not like it, but it will live with it. The WLA board of governors agreed at an emergency meeting Saturday to abide by a new fighting ban implemented by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. “We’re not happy with the rule,” said Earl Nicholson, Timbermen general manager. “But it’s going to be the interpretation of it that’s going to be key, with the officials.” The CLA’s new Rule 45 brinigs down a game misconduct on any player who fights. If there is a clear instigator or clear aggressor, only the offending player will be ejected. When the CLA made the rule change in December, it caught lacrosse leagues by surprise. The WLA was at one point considering ignoring the rule, but changed its mind this past weekend. “Everybody else is following it and there’s a question of liability if you don’t follow it, so I don’t think we’ve got a lot of leeway,” Nicholson said. The WLA’s official press release noted that the board of governors “voted reluctantly to comply” and had “concerns with the lack of clarity” of the wording of Rule 45. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Dennis passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce, of 62 years, daughter Susan (Stuart), sons Robert and Richard (Trish), grandchildren David, Brent, Stefanie (Jason), Russell, Angela and numerous great grandchildren plus a larger extended family including Kassandra, Sarah, Meaghan and Rachel. Dennis was pre-deceased by his sister Beverley and grandson James. Dennis was a well-known local athlete in his early years playing soccer, rugby and competing in track and ďŹ eld events. He graduated from Oak Bay High School in 1948 playing sports for his school as well as for and against several other teams including the YMCA, local First Nations groups and the Armed Forces. He worked for 36 years for the Province of BC and made many good friends during those years. Dennis was active with the boating community in Victoria. He had a great love for woodwork, gardening and the Gulf Islands, and was happiest at the family cabin or any marina. Family members fondly remember summers full of ďŹ shing, camping and road trips. He taught us how to get along with others and how to complete our projects with care, patience and precision. A special thanks to staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and to Dr. Merali for their care and compassion. A celebration of Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 12 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to the Patient Care Center at the Royal Jubilee Hospital (1952 Bay Street Victoria, BC V8R 1J8, Tel: 250.370.8000).

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THE LEMARE GROUP has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Your skill set should include strong organization and time management skills, attention to details, excellent communication skills, computer literate, accounting knowledge, payroll experience is an asset, must have the ability to work under strict deadlines. Fax resume 250-956-3123 or email kposlowsky@lemare.ca. Closing date January 23, 2013.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT ARE YOU a warm, caring individual who wants to make a difference in the life of a senior? Nurse Next Door is hiring RCAs who are able to work up to 40 hrs/wk. email resume to victoria@nursenextdoor.com

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.

F/T LIVE-IN Caregiver 1 child (girl) 4yrs, Victoria $10.25/hr, 40hrs/wk. Own room in private home, $325/mo. room/board deducted. Grade 12, min. exp. 1yr F/T within last 3yrs or 6 mths training in child care. Speak/Read/Write English. Swahili & Kikuyu an asset. Crim. record check, First Aid required. Call Jane 250-5889270

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ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

250-655-9481 mish@shaw.ca HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD ADRIENNE’S RESTAURANT and Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm has following job positions open: Server/Cashier, Dishwasher. Only experienced & mature individuals apply to: t-garden@shaw.ca

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

FURNITURE

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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.

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BUFFET, solid hard wood, 18”Dx50”Wx79”H, red/ brown tone, Made in Quebec. $155. (250)380-8733.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? MOVING IN 1 week, everything must go. Solid wood kitchen table w/ 4 chairs & centre leaf, couch, chairs, misc kitchen stuff, cookware, pictures, microwave. No reasonable offer refused. All must go. Call 1(587)297-1961. NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

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CARS ROYAL OAK- (near Common Wealth pool) new updated 1 bdrm condo, W/D. ns/np. $825 inclds utils. (250)652-7729.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES LANGFORD 3-BDRM. $1100. Fenced yard, pellet stove, W/D. NP/NS. (250)642-4010.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: Bright newer 1 bdrm deluxe suite. Short term. (250)514-7747.

WASHER AND Dryer (Maytag), Heavy Duty, 1 year old, like new, white, $850. Call (250)629-3102.

HOMES FOR RENT MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

LANGFORD- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available now. (250)885-9128.

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

SHELBOURNE: 2 bdrm, reno’d. $1250+ util’s. Avail now. Call (250)477-9575.

REAL ESTATE PORTABLE DISHWASHER, $40. Older model, works great, includes tap attachment. James Bay. 250-380-8733.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION GOLDSTREAM AREA: 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray, 778-433-9556.

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

SUITES, LOWER

METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

CEDAR HILL Golf course- 1 bdrm, private entrance, off street parking, W/D, utils included. NS/NP. Refs req. Avail Feb. 1. $800. 250-595-0505.

FREE ITEMS PINE TABLE, with leaf & 3 chairs. FREE. One leg bit wobley.James Bay 250-380-8733

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 IKEA chairs with matching foot stools, like new, $49 each. Call (250)652-4621. BEVERAGE BAR 4’x6’ $40. Futon and mattress $20 Oak coffee table $20. 250-5444933 CADENZA FOR office or TV stand, 3 drawers, 60”l, 20”w, 30”d. $59. (250)294-2553. EXTRA LARGE dog cage, new, $75. Call (250)652-3606. NEW JIG-SAW, still in box $20. 250-857-7280. PANEL CURTAINS (2) cotton, purple, some sun streaks on outside. 45”W x 85”L, $5., James Bay. 250-380-8733. QUILT, DOUBLE size, used once $30. (250)595-5734.

SPACIOUS SINGLE family N. Nanaimo 3bdrm, 2bath, open floor plan, family room. Updated kitch & bath, soaker tub, new roof. Near bus, ammen’s. $280,000. 250-756-3593

HOUSES FOR SALE Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

COLWOOD 2 level, furnished 1 bdrm. 5 appls. $900. inclusive. NS/NP. 250-380-0700.

COLWOOD 2 bdrm condo, 4th floor, elevator, 5 appls, insuite laundry, F/P, prkg. N/P.$1100. Avail Feb. Call 250-474-6855.

GORDON HEAD, 1-bedroom. Close to UVic, bus routes. Separate entrance, kitchenette and shared laundry. Quiet. No pets/smokers. Damage deposit, references required. $670/mo. Free wi-fi, heat, hydro. Available Feb 1st. 250-727-2230; 250-516-3899. SIDNEY- 1 BDRM, 1 bath ground floor suite, F/S, W/D, large kitchen & living room, lots of storage, N/S, no dogs. $885 + hydro. Available now. Call (250)654-0410.

OAK BAY Junction: 2-bdrm in quiet, senior’s 55+ bldg. $850. Heat, h/w incl. Jan.15 or Feb.1 N/P. Share purchase req’d. 1678 Fort St. (250) 595-4593.

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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).

CHINESE CARPET- 12’x9’. Beautiful condition, dark blue background. $1,400. Water colour paintings by Joyce Mitchell, (from private collection) Canadian artist. Call 250388-3718.

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TRANSPORTATION

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LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a 2 bdrm wheelchair accessible Unit w/ garage, W/D hookup, $918/mo. Share purchase $2500. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

JAMES BAY- spacious 1 bdrm, $795+ utils. NS/NP. Avail Jan 1. (778)430-2116.

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TOWNHOUSES

JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm Condo, 2 bath, NS/NP, prkg avail. $1295. 250-361-9540.

JEWELS, FURS

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SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY 2 BDRM upper- own W/D, $1300+ shared utils w/lower suite. Available Feb 1. Call (778)426-1524.

SIDNEY 1 BDRM- own W/D, $850+ shared utils w/upper suite. Available now. Call (778)426-1524. SIDNEY, 2 bdrm, grd level, utils incl’d, $1000 mo, N/S, N/P, (Immed). (250)656-1384.

1995 SAAB TURBO 9000V6, 140,000 km. $3200. (250)592-2391. 2002 INTREPID ES, radiant red metallic. 103 km’s, all power, leather interior, excellent cond, $6000 obo. 1 owner. 3.5L engine. Call (250)3616400. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. 2009 PONTIAC G5- $14,500. Air conditioned, electric windows, 4 new tires/2 spare. 45,000 km. 2 year warranty left. Senior giving up licence, reason for sale. Call (250)3600892.

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MARINE 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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201-55 Songhees, $749,900 pg. 3

604-420 Linden, $419,900 pg. 3

116-75 Songhees, $998,000 pg. 6

613 Sturdee, $409,900

4379 Elnido Cres, $639,900

301-79 Gorge, $399,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Saturday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

pg. 1

pg. 10

103E-1115 Craigflower, $364,900

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

pg. 1

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

pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bonnie Johnston 250 744-3301

pg. 8

pg. 9

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

pg. 19

pg. 6

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

pg. 3

1004 Falaise Pl, $545,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Miles Takacs, 250-999-9822

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark Meichsner, 250-661-3079

3380 Upper Terr, $1,790,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

306-75 Songhees, $698,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 10

pg. 6 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Miles Takacs, 250-999-9822

209-2529 Wark, $209,999 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Margaret Foreman 250 385-2033

402-1433 Faircliff Lane, $283,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Laurel Hounslow, 250-592-4422

pg. 5

402-1122 Hilda, $219,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 5

101-66 Songhees, $519,900 Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

16-2319 Chilco, $449,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 8

9-1529 Cooper Rd, $169,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 23

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124 pg. 10

pg. 23

101-75 Songhees, $685,000

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

pg. 10

307-120 Douglas, $429,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

349 Lampson, $729,000 pg. 6

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

pg. 19

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

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

pg. 11

pg. 8

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

32-7751 East Saanich, $359,000 pg. 11

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 10

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

pg. 12

pg. 12

pg. 5

203-9730 Second St, $459,000 pg. 11

pg. 12

17-7675 East Saanich, $299,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 7

pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Tom Dunn 250 384-8124

pg. 9

pg. 12

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 12

Saturday 12:30-1:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

3434 Bonair, $1,049,000

316 Brunswick Pl, $524,500 pg. 3

Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 13

2720A Phillips, $419,900

Saturday 2:30-3:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

B-2720 Phillips Rd., $449,900 pg. 13

pg. 5

938 Dunford, $249,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

2334 Kamaureen Pl

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

pg. 14

2340 Otter Point Rd, $279,900

2140 Gourman Pl, $574,900

609 Brandy Pl, $479,900

742 Jasmine Ave, $379,900

Saturday 12-1:30 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136 Saturday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

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

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-216-7625

1051 Whitney Crt, $464,900

303-4515 Pipeline, $398,000

3963 Juan De Fuca Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

pg. 8

8-3957 South Valley, $549,900 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-509-7011

pg. 8

111-9655 First, $1,269,000

107-40 Gorge Rd West, $289,888

pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 13

867 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900

pg. 6

pg. 19

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

883 McCallum Rd, $419,800

Friday 1-3 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 9

pg. 6

617-623 Treanor, $239,900

Saturday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Linda Egan, 250-656-4626

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

3385 Mary Anne Cres, $549,900

413-10030 Resthaven Dr. pg. 6

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

102-866 Goldstream, $229,000

1670 Wain, $569,000

4030/4040 Borden St, $289,900 pg. 10

pg. 13

2141 Bellamy, $499,900 pg. 12

11-4318 Emily Carr, $539,000

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

pg. 13

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

pg. 16

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

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

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

pg. 11

4224 Panorama

304-1505 Church Ave, $189,900

1054 Colville, $539,900 pg. 5

pg. 11

1642 Tampico, $569,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

1137/1139 Heald Ave, $629,900

223 Portsmouth, $578,000

104-1521 Church, $239,000

4407 Elnido, $879,900

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

1327 Lang, $479,000

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

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

44-2147 Sooke, $266,500

403-1521 Church, $300,000

1-3211 Shelley St, $384,500

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

A-1142 Craigflower Rd, $369,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis, 250-999-9822

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

71-14 Erskine Lane, $399,900

pg. 5

1610-647 Michigan St, $314,900

3478 Calumet, $498,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Gurcharan Chauhan 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

pg. 23

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

152 Levista, $589,900

404-1122 Hilda St.

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

1213 Cumberland, $509,900

3666-1507 Queensbury, $497,000

311-2022 Foul Bay Rd, $139,000 pg. 9

pg. 10

3290 Maplewood, $495,000 pg. 10

pg. 6

Saturday 2-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley, 250-477-1100

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

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

2046 Kings Rd, $519,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

102-670 Dallas, $549,000

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-744-0844

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

631 Rason Rd, $544,900

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

573 Baker, $469,800

1687 Brousson, $539,000

5410 Fowler, $575,000

405-2125 Oak Bay Ave, $459,900

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

pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Don Thome 250 477-5353

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

203-1477 Yale St, $455,900

pg. 8

4889 Townsend Dr.

4035 Cumberland Rd, $512,900

1494 Fairfield, $299,900

463 Avery, $389,900

991 Scottswood

924 Esquimalt Rd, $249,900

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

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

5203-2329 Arbutus, $799,500

302-1124 Esquimalt, $204,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bonnie Johnston 250 744-3301

930 Tuxedo, $649,900

pg. 23

307-4480 Chatterton, $530,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

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

506-327 Maitland, $269,900

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Jan.10 - 16

101-1041 Rockland, $325,000

N410-737 Humboldt, $639,000

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

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pg. 14

5512 Croydon, $374,900 pg. 19

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Patricia Gatey 250-592-4422

pg. 14

101-608 Fairway Ave, $229,900 pg. 12

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

pg. 7

pg. 8

1905 Portway, $948,000

538 Meredith Cres, $449,000

404-611 Brookside, $198,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

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pg. 12

2667 Treit Rd, $499,900 pg. 9

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-385-8875

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from the scene of the accident and it took 30 minutes for rescuers to get Ralph out of his car. He walked away but his camera equipment was written off along with the Oldsmobile. Years later, he drove his Thunderbird to a police standoff in East Vancouver where he captured the photo of a distraught man holding his son upside down outside a fourthfloor apartment. That photo was carried by newspapers all over North America and won a National Newspaper Award. Ralph Bower and his venerable 1978 Ford Thunderbird retired from the Vancouver Sun on Dec. 31, 1996. “The speedometer had gone around four times and I took a photo of it every time it hit 99999.9,” he says. The Thunderbird continues as his retirement car. It has travelled 465,000 kilometres. Ralph Bower has had 12,000 published photographs and seven exhibitions of his work, including the history of Hastings

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