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Victoria’s top cop is hoping a series of public talks will drum up support for a single regional police force. Chief Const. Jamie Graham used a James Bay Neighbourhood Association meeting to illustrate the difficulty of running a 245-member department with the highest case load per officer in Canada. “We suffer from a core city phenomenon,” Graham told the crowd of about 40 people at the New Horizons building Jan. 9. The discussion was part of Graham’s annual offer to speak at each community association in Victoria. The downtown population can swell to 250,000 during large events, and the roughly 400 protests that take place at the legislature and elsewhere in Victoria fall on VicPD shoulders, he added. “A common sense examination of the patchwork quilt of police departments in this region suggests there may be a better alternative, and the people I talk to tend to agree,” Graham told the News. “But there are different views and we respect them.” Graham also referenced the Oppal Report, a judicial inquiry into the Robert Pickton case that cites the Lower Mainland and Capital Region as being the only two metropolitan areas in Canada with fragmented police forces. “There’s no doubt that, should resources have been regionalized, (Pickton) would have been caught sooner,” he said. Graham hopes to eventually see one municipal force from North Saanich to Victoria, and from Oak Bay to the West Shore. In the shortterm, he hopes a regional communications centre can be established, but admits it’s a “tough sell.” Police board member Roy Cullen, who accompanied Graham, told the crowd that policing amalgamation is a question of political will, and said the Ministry of Justice will play a key role if any changes take place. PLEASE SEE: Lessons to be learned from Halifax, Page A19

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A 90-year-old Victoria woman was robbed of her purse in the 800-block of View St. on Saturday night. Around 9:15 p.m., a man ripped the purse from the woman’s arms and then ran down Blanshard Street, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell. The woman was not injured, but obviously shaken, he added. The suspect is described as a young man with a slim build, wearing a grey or tan winter parka with the hood up. VicPD searched the area with a K-9 unit but could not locate the suspect or discarded property. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the VicPD nonemergency line at 250995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).

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Phil Ralph, a bartender at the Strathcona Hotel Sticky Wicket Pub, pulls a beer in the Games Room of the popular downtown pub. laws. “We will continue to liaise with these groups as the changes are implemented,” a statement reads. But what isn’t clear is whether Coleman plans to conduct a full review of liquor laws. Formal industry and public consultation usually takes place after the government introduces legislation, said Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James, adding the province should have learned its lesson after the Belfry incident. “If you make piecemeal changes and don’t have a discussion about the entire legislation, you can make impacts on other places you’re not aware of,” she said. James called for a thorough review of provincial liquor law, and agreed it should include

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week are screened for a gamut of illnesses based on how they answer an admission questionnaire. “Anyone who has had medical care or been hospitalized in a high risk country is tested and isolated, pending a negative test result,” Plank said. “It is something we’re quite vigilant about.” NDM-1 first surfaced internationally in 2008, and has been on the radar of Health Canada since 2010, when the first domestic cases were discovered. Plank added most of the 45 positive cases in B.C. have been related to travel in high-risk countries, and cautioned the reported cases are not considered an outbreak. For a list of active outbreaks in the Capital Region, visit bit.ly/V68NRM or search “Active Outbreak List” on VIHA’s website. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Murdered teenager’s family calls for change mandatory counseling and treatment ordered by the provincial courts for students identified as “isolated, aggressive or problematic.� Parents should also be held civilly liable for the actions of their children, states the third proposal, and be forced to pay relief in cases where there is injury or death caused. “Such financial penalty may compel otherwise uninvolved parents to take more control for the violent actions of their children or seek outside assistance,� reads the document. A further four proposals call for young offender amendments to increase accountability for youth convicted of first or second-degree murder. The changes called for include trying youth over 16 years old charged with murder in adult court, allowing publication of their names upon a guilty plea and subjecting them to adult sentences. Family members expressed disappointment that Kimberly’s killers are eligible for parole 10 years into their sentence. They would like to see 25 years in prison mean just that for young offenders in cases of murder. The fourth proposal asks that young persons charged with murder be detained separately from other young people, to protect other young inmates from the “boastful details of crimes� by those charged with murder. The government has yet to respond to the letters. A public campaign is in the works and DeSouza said the family will continue to work towards supporting the law and getting the public on board. editor@vicnews.com

Kimberly’s Law pushes for changes to justice system Kyle Wells News staff

For the first time since the end of the trial that convicted two teens for the murder of their 18-year-old daughter, Kimberly Proctor’s family spoke to media last week about a series of changes they would like to see made to the justice system. Kimberly’s extended family, including her grandparents, parents, two aunts and her brother Rob, attended a press conference to announce their campaign. Victoria lawyer and former Conservative federal candidate Troy DeSouza is representing the Proctor family in their quest to have seven proposals made law. Together the proposals are being called Kimberly’s Law. In March 2010, Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was brutally raped and murdered by two teenagers she knew from her Colwood high school. The boys pled guilty to first-degree murder and were sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 10 years. Kimberly’s father, Fred, said the changes they are asking for would help prevent other families from going through what his faced. “Kimberly was our daughter and it’s, as you can imagine, somewhat difficult to be here today,� Fred Proctor said. “We came to realize this could have been anybody’s child that was

Fred Proctor murdered in this way. Hopefully some good can come of this, some change, for the better for the future for all.� “We know that we can never get Kim back but we hope that some good can come out of this,� said Lucy Proctor, Kimberly’s mother. “I don’t wish this upon anybody.� DeSouza sent a letter detailing the proposals to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and B.C. Premier Christy Clark on Jan. 4. The first three proposals speak to preventative steps for stopping violence before it happens. The family is asking for nationally implemented threat assessment protocols for schools, to help better identify threatening behaviour in students. The B.C. government is the first in Canada to have a province-wide anti-bullying protocol for schools. “We want these kids to be dealt with. We want them to get the help that they need,� said JoAnne Landolt, Kimberly’s aunt. Sooke school district implemented a similar policy in 2011, in part in response to Kimberly’s murder. A second protocol calls for

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Penny Sakamoto Group Publisher Kevin Laird Editorial Director Don Descoteau Editor Oliver Sommer Advertising Director

The Victoria News is published by Black Press Ltd. | 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 | Phone: 250-381-3484 • Fax: 250-386-2624 • Web: www.vicnews.com

OUR VIEW

Kimberly’s Law good start point We applaud the family of Kimberly Proctor for standing up for change, knowing that doing so will thrust the tragic and painful case of their daughter’s murder back into the spotlight. We are reminded of the efforts of Grant De Patie’s parents. Their lobbying for new regulations to protect late-night service station workers, prompted by their son’s death in 2005 as he tried to stop a gasoline thief in Maple Ridge, led to Grant’s Law, which ultimately mandated pre-payment Creating new for gas transactions. Kimberly’s Law legislation takes calls for a cluster of time, patience proposals, including changes to the federal Young Offender’s Act and a national strategy to single out youth with possible violent tendencies and steer them toward support. Some of the lawyer-reviewed proposals have merit, such as the creation of specific protocols that would allow schools to more quickly identify individuals who show potential for threatening or dangerous behaviour. Others seem unenforceable, such as making parents financially responsible for the human damages caused by their children, in cases of murder. Civil court already provides a venue to dispute instances of personal loss. Not only that, the creation of a blanket law for financial liability – even in murder cases – ignores the legal tenet that says every case must be heard on its merits. While another proposal, the raising of youth to adult court for both murder trials and sentencing, makes sense, it would not jive with the financial liability request. How can we make parents responsible for the actions of their “adult” children? Kimberly’s Law involves many jurisdictions and authorities. Therefore, the chances of it proceeding as written are very slim indeed. But as with any piece of legislation, it takes time to hammer out the best workable solution, one that will have a lasting effect. 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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Inconvenient truth of oil pollution A study of six northern Alberta an urban lake – but is rising.” lakes conducted by Environment In fact, five of six lakes Canada and other scientists was tested were far below average published last week, generating contamination of urban lakes. PAH headlines around the fallout is a daily constant world. of urban life, from “Oil sands toxins vehicles, industry, and ‘accumulate in freshwater particularly where coal is systems,’” the BBC burned for electricity. announced. The headline To be clear, there are in The New York Times dozens of different forms declared: “Oil sands of PAH. Some have been industry in Canada tied to shown to increase cancer higher carcinogen level.” risk, and some have been The study was reported linked to (but not proven with similar alarm across to cause) infertility, Tom Fletcher immune disorders and Canada. It looked at levels B.C. Views of polycyclic aromatic fish mutations. hydrocarbons (PAH) in So when you drive lakebed sediment, and found levels your kids to school, stand at the measurably higher than natural bus stop, or drink a glass of water sources since oil sands extraction from Coquitlam Lake or any urban began 50 years ago. reservoir, you are exposed to PAH Most news reports I saw made pollution from human and natural little or no effort to put this sources. The risk from this is an information into context, in terms ongoing focus of research, but this of the actual risk to humans, fish study confirms one thing: your and other organisms. Some quoted exposure is likely greater in any people they knew would scream urban area than it is downwind of bloody murder, because as we in the Alberta oil sands. the media are taught, conflict and I argued this point with B.C.’s fear attract an audience. celebrity environmentalist As expected, U.S. environmental Tzeporah Berman, who has groups and their Canadian branch shuttled back and forth from offices ramped up the rhetoric to ForestEthics to Greenpeace in battle their favourite villain. recent years. She took to her At least one major Canadian Facebook page to publicize a newspaper, The Globe and Mail, did dramatic call to action from 350.org, a responsible job. Its report on the one of the most strident climate study stated “PAH pollution level change advocacy groups in the remains low – on par, at worst, with U.S., selectively using a quote and

picture from The New York Times. Our debate turned to greenhouse gas emissions. I argued that this PAH study mirrors the true picture of carbon dioxide emissions, which is that nearly 70 per cent of CO2 from all petroleum comes when you burn the final product in engines and furnaces. In B.C., which doesn’t burn coal for electricity, fully 40 per cent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation. Other sources include home heating and industry. Berman insisted I was wrong, and claimed 70 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gases come from “heavy industry.” I asked for her source. No response. A 2010 report by a Royal Society of Canada expert panel calculated that 27 per cent of our country’s fossil fuel emissions come from transportation. Another 16 per cent is from fuels burned for electricity. Five per cent is from oil sands operations. Berman’s figure is conveniently untrue. Greenpeace and the rest of the environmental scare industry want you to believe that stopping Alberta’s oil sands and pipelines would save the planet. Also wrong. It would drive oil demand from the U.S., Venezuela’s oil sands and elsewhere, with little net effect on the climate or pollution. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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OPINION Letters to the Editor The News welcomes your opinions and comments. Letters to the editor should discuss issues and stories that have been covered in the pages of the News. Please keep letters to less than 300 words. Send your letters to: E-mail: editor@ vicnews.com

MAYOR’S OPEN DOOR

Wildlife sacrificed Victoria has a deer and, now, a cougar problem. We don’t seem to have the smarts to put two and two together. The cougar is in the most danger. Wildlife will be mercilessly slaughtered, particularly if people are afraid. If this cat is roaming around in a heavily populated area, it means that we have destroyed its natural habitat and that it is in danger

(probably of starving to death in a place where there are too many deer!). I am hoping that there are other methods of dealing with this beautiful animal besides a bullet through the brain. I do realize that a bullet is cheaper than a realistic plan, and so my hopes are limited in a society whose values are placed on money above all else. Jaci Washington Victoria

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With all of the media, pundit and opposition wailing over the impending departure of B.C. Auditor General John Doyle, one can be forgiven for jumping on the bandwagon to reappoint Mr. Doyle for another six years. However, that would be a big mistake. No doubt, Doyle is a superb auditor general. He is tough as nails and holds the government to account – the job of an independent officer. He fulfilled his mandate to serve “the people of British Columbia and their elected representatives by conducting independent audits and advising on how well government is managing its responsibilities and resources.” Whether it was his dogged chase of Basi-Virk settlement details, bringing B.C. Hydro’s growing and worrisome debt load to public attention, his epic 17-page beatdown of MLA spending practices or his multiyear battle with the comptroller general over how B.C.’s deficit is calculated, Doyle epitomized

the great Ronald Reagan quote: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” But that doesn’t mean he should get another six years. In fact, no independent officer of the legislature should ever be reappointed. Legislative officers must be, first and foremost, independent. Any re-appointment process undermines that independence. When re-appointment is an option, nearing the end of their first six-year term some independent officers begin to wonder whether the government will reappoint them. They may ease up on the government to help their cause – human nature dictates the difficulty of biting the hand that feeds us. This undermines the office and puts taxpayers at risk. The last thing we want is an officer trying to get a government to renew his or her contract. In Ottawa, they figured this out years ago when it came to their auditor general. The federal government’s auditor general is appointed to one,

“Legislative officers must be, first and foremost, independent. Any re-appointment process undermines that independence.” Jordan Bateman Canadian Taxpayers Federation

non-renewable, 10-year term. Undoubtedly, many taxpayers still hold former federal auditor general Shelia Fraser in high esteem. Whether it was her investigation into the sponsorship scandal, the outing of the federal inmate ombudsman for collecting a six-figure salary while allegedly avoiding much of his work, or her calculations on the cost of the wasteful gun registry, Shelia Fraser pulled no punches and got results. But it’s worth asking if Fraser would have dug as deep, spoken so bluntly or achieved the same outcomes if she was forced to beg for her job back after six years. Auditors general are supposed to be above politics; above campaigning for re-selection. B.C. taxpayers should be grateful to Doyle for his persistent, hard-nosed work over the past six years. And perhaps six years is too short of a term, but renewal should not be an option. Jordan Bateman is the B.C. director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Join Us for Budget Conversations This month, the City of Victoria will be holding a series of information sessions led by Mayor Dean Fortin where taxpayers can learn more about the 2013 – 2015 budgets and the budget reduction measures proposed to limit the tax increase to 3.25% for the next three years. Public feedback on the budget and the proposed cost reduction strategies is encouraged and input will be collected at information sessions and online.

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Seniors care operation promotes quality of life 2005. “We didn’t come here because it was a seniors haven, Victoria is a nice place to live. This business model can do well anywhere,” he says. Seniors care is a growing and highly competitive market in the Capital Region. As to how his company distinguishes itself, Hicks says his caregivers make a difference by enhancing the quality of life of clients. They do that, he says, through a commitment to building relationships and helping families navigate the multitude of services available. Home Instead employs 50 full- and part-time trained caregivers here, some of whom are seniors themselves. Caregivers are matched with clients based as much on personality as any other skill. The company’s caregivers can perform a range of duties, from basic chores and errands to providing companionship and assisting with more personal needs and medical issues. More than half of Home Instead’s local clients have some form of dementia. As such, the company has a major focus on public education and awareness of care options for dementia patients. As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness

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Don Descoteau Biz Beat Alistair Hicks remembers a time about a dozen years ago practising how to polish marble with large machines. He was looking into a business idea, as part of his role with a large company in Japan that investigated franchise opportunities for that country. For a while he thought that marble might be his ticket to freedom. But in 2000 he was assigned to check into the feasibility of Home Instead Seniors Care. Before long he realized this family oriented service business was tailor made for him. “I just thought, ‘Oh my God, this is for me. This is the only business in nine years (with the Japanese firm) that captured my heart,’” he recalls. He opened the Nebraska-based company’s first Canadian franchise in Toronto in 2001. When family and lifestyle considerations prompted a move to Greater Victoria, Hicks shifted his Home Instead digs here in

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Pacifica building wins award The designers of Camas Gardens, the first building designed and constructed for social service agency Pacifica Housing, have won multiple awards for the project. The latest honour for the 44-unit wood, glass and concrete structure at 950 Humboldt St. was best architecturemultiple residence in the Americas region, announced at the 2012 International Property Awards in London, England last month. Victoria firm Chow Low

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West Shore ferry survey under way After completing a feasibility study on a passenger ferry service connecting the West Shore with Victoria’s Inner Harbour, a group looking into the idea is asking for public input. Anyone taking the survey at westshoreferry.ca/ survey can be entered into a draw for vehicle or walk-on passenger passage on the M.V. Coho to Port Angeles.

Names in the business news Satnam S. Basi has been named the manager of retail banking for Canadian Western Bank Group’s Victoria branch at 1201 Douglas St. He has 34 years’ experience in banking and is a longtime resident of Oak Bay … James Fry has been hired as the new director of sales and marketing at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Fry, who starts Jan. 28, had previous stops at the Vancouver Airport Marriott and the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. Send your business news to editor@vicnews. com.

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From burning oil fields in Kuwait, to the peak of Everest, to a 370 km/h drive in an Indy car, this year’s selection for the IMAX Film Festival promises to expand horizons. For the second year running, IMAX Victoria is bringing in a selection of old favourites and new epic features for the six-week festival, which last year drew in about 49,000 viewers. Theatre director Paul Wild said people still come to IMAX for one main reason: the experience. “Just that big screen, and the clarity of images, and just taking you away for 40 or 45 minutes and really putting you there,” Wild said. “I think people still really enjoy it.” As cinemas switch to digital format, seeing actual film projec-

tion is becoming somewhat of a novelty too, especially 70mm. Although IMAX has opened screens in many commercial movie theatres, including SilverCity Victoria and Cineplex Odeon West Shore, those screens are still significantly smaller than the mainstay IMAX Victoria and use digital projectors. Wild said most people in the industry agree that despite digital projection being cheaper and easier to use, and the technology for it ever improving, it still doesn’t look as good as film. “One of the attributes of IMAX productions has always been high resolution and the clarity,” Wild said. One day, as technology improves, IMAX Victoria will make the switch (albeit reluctantly, said Wild), but for now prints for the festival, all in 70mm film, are being brought in from as far away as Ontario, Oregon and Kentucky. Sharks features up-close encounters with Great Whites, Hammerheads and other species of the great predator as audiences follow a team of ocean explorers observ-

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War. The film follows the work of firefighters to quell the blazes after retreating Iraqi troops set fire to more than 600 oil wells. “It was really a powerful film. It was just staggering,” said Wild of Fires of Kuwait. “You could almost feel the heat coming off of the screen. It was very,

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Visit the extraordinary at Eclectic Gallery Mixed media artist Krys Jervis has a strong body of work expressing the extraordinary in the mundane. She has the ability to recognize the essence of her subject through metaphor. Jervis’ foundation in arts education and extensive travel influence her abstract compositions, rich use of colour and varied textures. She is a frequent exhibitor at the Sooke and Sidney fine arts shows, Moss Street Paint-in, and numerous regional shows. Her most recent composition invites closer inspection with flowing bold brush strokes and vivid portrayal of landscape. Of European background, her paintings portray an explicit visual sense of the world. See Krys Jervis’ work at Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Ave. until Feb. 9.

Smokin’ Saturday night with the MoJos Hard-drivin’ blues and funky reggae are alive and kicking as Harris Gilmore and the MoJos take the stage at the 6 Mile Pub, 494 Island Hwy. Jan. 19. Buckle up for this free show

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Primavera is among Krys Jervis’ works on display at Eclectic Gallery until Feb. 9. which starts at 8:30 p.m. Call 250-478-3121 for more information.

Follow the path of a warrior Social Justice Film Night presents the documentary Eyes of the Rainbow, at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at 2994 Douglas St. (BCGEU Hall). The film deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from a U.S. prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 30 years. The film visits Shakur in Havana and she talks about her history and life in Cuba. Admission is by donation. The film is sponsored by Victoria Friends of Cuba. More information is available at victoriafriendsofcuba.wordpress.com.

Doc screening and director Q&A Stress, self awareness and the science and power of imagination take centre screen at Alix Goolden Hall next week during a documentary screening followed by filmmaker Q&A. Set in the New Mexico State Penitentiary, People v. The State of Illusion discusses achieving happiness and capacity for change through interviews with experts in neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology and quantum physics. Writer/producer Austin Vickers will attend for a discussion post-show. The film screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance at thestateofillusion.com or $20 at the door.

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New provincial ID cards to prevent health fraud Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government is rolling out its new high-tech medical services cards starting Feb. 15, in an effort to phase out millions of CareCards in the hands of nonresidents. The new cards will be combined with the B.C. driver’s licence, with a similar “BC Services Card” available to those who don’t drive. Residents will be required to

re-enrol to renew the card every five years, whether they drive or not. Qualified residents can enrol in the Medical Services Plan at any provincial office that issues driver’s licences. There is no fee for the health services card only. The current $75 fee for a five-year driver’s licence renewal will apply to the new combined cards, discounted to $17 for seniors. There is no requirement to get the new card until your driver’s licence needs to be renewed. The government’s plan is

to change over all eligible B.C. residents between the ages of 19 and 74 to the new cards over the next five years. To be eligible for MSP coverage, you must be a citizen or approved permanent resident of Canada, living in B.C. at least six months of the year. Dependents must also be residents to be eligible for coverage. The health ministry announced the new card program in May 2011, after a review showed there were up to 9.1 million B.C.

CareCards in circulation. The total population of B.C. is 4.5 million. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the new card is designed to comply with B.C.’s information and privacy law, which restricts how personal data can be used and shared. That means ICBC and police have no access to medical files, and hospitals and medical offices have no access to driving records. editor@vicnews.com

Hard fight for nurse practitioner Advanced nursing project proves value for seniors with Broadmead Care, but funding remains a struggle News staff

Ted Semmens isn’t shy about giving Janice Robinson a friendly earful about his meals at Lodge at Broadmead. Breaking into a smile, Robinson listens and asks a few probing questions of the 92-year-old Second World War veteran. He’s happy to talk and give a rundown on how he’s been feeling over the past few days. Robinson is the Lodge’s nurse practitioner, a health-care job that fits in the grey area between doctor and registered nurse. Within legislated limitations, she can prescribe medications, diagnose symptoms and order blood work – much of the work a doctor would otherwise do. If a Lodge nurse detects that a resident has a sudden change in consciousness or needs urgent care, they call Robinson. “I can respond quite quickly, can be there in five minutes. I think having a nurse practitioner on site does help with timeliness of care,” she said. “I can get started on antibiotics, discuss a course of action with the family and get blood work going. It prevents people from going to emergency.” As useful as the position is, a nurse practitioner at a residential care facility is extremely rare in B.C. and is effectively an experiment that is running out of time. In 2009, publicly

funded Broadmead Care managed to pay for a half-time NP position out of its $23 million budget, for a threeyear pilot project. And only that was due to wiggle room afforded from extra funding from Veterans Affairs – about 30 of Broadmead residents are Korean War or Second World War veterans. The centre needs to fundraise another $10,000 to afford the NP position through to next March. After that, it’s not clear what it’s going to do. David Cheperdak, CEO of Broadmead Care Society says once a nurse practitioner is on the team, it’s hard to step back. “It will be very challenging for us. It’s hard to go back from such a substantial contribution to the quality of care,” he said. “We are caring for people at the end of life, most with dementia. The average stay is 18 months, but for some it’s only three to six months,” Cheperdak said. “That care we provide can be intense. A nurse practitioner we believe is an essential role. “Like most of the health care sector, we are under significant financial pressure.” A dozen core doctors oversee most of the 225 residents at Lodge at Broadmead, which falls under the Broadmead Care Society, but all have their own busy family practice offices elsewhere in the city. With the team of nurses, Robinson takes on that day-to-

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Nurse practitioner Janice Robinson chats with Lodge at Broadmead resident Edmund (Ted) Semmens, 92, about his general health and wellbeing. day role of monitoring residents, most who have multiple chronic diseases and take multiple medications. “It’s a collaborative role. NPs aren’t replacing doctors, but they are complementary roles,” said Fiona Sudbury, director of care with Broadmead Care. “(NPs) will diagnose, order tests and get the ball rolling on medication changes, and communicate with the doctor and consult with them,” Sudbury said. Nurse practitioners are relatively new in B.C. health care, although the position has long been used in Ontario, for instance. About 250 NPs are licensed to work in B.C. – compared to 36,000 registered nurses – and the Ministry of Health is funding 45 NP positions per year for the next three years. Seven of those are allotted to the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Competition for NPs

is fierce. For the first round of seven positions, VIHA received 30 proposals for funding and Broadmead Care didn’t make the cut. A full-time NP position would cost Broadmead Care about $100,000 per year. Norm Peters, director of continuing health services contracts for VIHA, said Broadmead’s pilot project has demon-

strated a strong case for an NP, and that such positions save money over the long run and improve patient care. “It is a worthwhile project with great outcomes,” Peters said. “Certainly based on what we’ve seen, NPs improve the quality of care ... for people in residential care. “It’s not only improvement to the

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advantage of having a nurse practitioner involved.” Peters said Broadmead Care will be considered in the next round of funding for NP positions. “We will continue to advocate for (Broadmead’s) goal to have a NP,” he said. In the meantime, Robinson continues to work half time as the centre’s nurse practitioner, and half time as a clinical nurse specialist, although she never really turns off her role as NP. “In other jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S., there are lots of NPs in residential care,” she said. “I’m passionate about care for frail, older adults and making sure they have the care they need. Having a nurse practitioner helps with that.” For more, see broadmeadcare.com. editor@saanichnews.com


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Indoor season starts outside New coach brings specialty to Vikes Travis Paterson News staff

It was particularly cold on the track of Centennial Stadium on Thursday, Jan. 10 as the UVic Vikes track team went through its paces. Some athletes, such as 2012 Vikes rookie of the year Rachel Francois, took the cerebral approach and wore runners’ leggings. Others, such as Thomas Riva, toughed it out in a true runners’ outfit, as a wee pair of shorts exposed his long legs to the biting zero degree weather. National team athlete turned Vikes assistant coach Andrew Ellerton wasn’t above wearing gloves with his Vikes fleece sweater. Keeping his head somewhat warm was a Hockey Canada hat, a nod to his past and other passion, which he left behind as a teenager in Ontario to focus on running. Ellerton’s appointment with the Vikes began on Sept. 1, and already he’s helped the team to fourth at the CIS national cross country championships in November. January marks his first indoor season with the team, a place the 800-metre specialist, who would likely have represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics if not for an achilles heel injury, can share some insight. On Saturday (Jan. 13) the Vikes competed in the University of Washington Indoor Preview track meet. It was the first of many as the Vikes ramp up for the Canada West championships in late February and CIS championships in

early March. “Individually, with the upcoming indoor (track) season, really, it’s great to win but the whole point is to run your fastest in the summer, whether you’re going to the World University Games, under-20 world juniors or the (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association) under-23 championships,” Ellerton said. Team wise, the Vikes have high hopes, as always. Last week Ellerton and head coach Brent Fougner landed ace recruit Tyler Smith. The 800-metre specialist from Wetaskiwin, Alta., will join the Vikes next year. “It’s a huge signing. We look at ourselves as a leading team in the CIS and to have Smith coming this year shows that. He’s probably the fastest high schooler in the country, close to it.”

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Thomas Riva in the 2012 Canada West 4x800m relay.

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Assistant coach Andrew Ellerton of the UVic Vikes cross country and track team is unsure about the future of his own running career. But the 800-metre specialist has a lot to offer the Vikes, having come to the team soon after an injury forced him to miss qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games. The Vikes men won its first 4x800-metre relay of the year on Saturday, the women came second. Still 18 and already with one of Canada’s top 800m times of one minute 47.9 seconds, Smith is a lock for the Vikes 4x800 relay team. Until then, the vaunted men’s relay team, which last year missed winning gold for the fifth straight year, isn’t set in stone. Second-year Riva and third-year Adam Gaudes will return to the team, both with sub 1:50 times in the 800m, along with Karl Robertson, who won gold with the relay team in his rookie season of 2009. Rookie Brendan Restall (Oak Bay High) is in the mix as a candidate to make the team. “The final spot(s) will be figured out as we go,” Ellerton said. Ellerton says he’d love to see the men’s 4x800m relay team return to the top of the CIS podium this year after its four-year gold run ended with silver this year, but is just one of many things on the Vikes’ hit list.

Riva, however, would love to get it back. “It was pretty disappointing letting the streak break last year, especially for Darren Mazzei, who would have ended his university career by winning (the 4x800m relay) five straight times,” Riva said.

Early results The Vikes men’s and women’s 4x800m relay teams started well at the UW Indoor Preview, with the men coming first and women second. Gaudes, Cole Peterson, Robertson and Riva teamed up for the men and ran a 7:39.38, ahead of second-place Washington’s 7:41.98. Francois, Emma Bibault, Jenica Moore (Oak Bay High) and Kendra Pomfret ran to second with a time of 9:14.31. Francois ran to third in the 600m in 1:32.39, while Gaudes was fourth among the men in the 600m

in a time of 1:19.67, and Restall crossed the line at 1:21.03. “Overall, it was a great start to our season,” Fougner said. “It gives the athletes a good idea of what they need to work on and it was nice to get the first race out of the way fairly early.” The University of Victoria men’s and women’s track teams will compete again in Seattle in two weeks’ time at the UW’s Invitational on Jan. 25.

Ex-Vike wins Pioneer 8K Former UVic Vikes track athlete Geoff Martinson won the first Frontrunners Island Race Series event of the season, the Harriers Pioneer 8K at the Saanich Fairgrounds on Sunday. Martinson won in 23 minutes and 49 seconds. Natasha Fraser set a new course record to win the women’s in 25:28. sports@vicnews.com


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Adam Campbell named ultra runner of the year His reinvention of “business casual” at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon this year was one of the lesser accomplishments by Adam Campbell. The Vic West lawyer was named Canadian Male Ultra Trail Runner of the Year this week by Trail Running Canada and Impossible2Possible. It’s the inaugural release of the Canadian Trail Running Awards. Campbell completed an incredible year on the world ultra running scene, despite reducing his racing schedule due to injury. He started by winning the highly competitive Chuckanut 50km in Fairhaven, Wash., then completed his first 100-miler, finishing second at the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji in Japan. Campbell then returned to Canada and won the 21km distance race of the Arc’teryx Squamish 50-miler event in August, and came fourth at The North Face Endurance 50-miler in San Francisco, where he took a wrong turn with the lead group. In October he set the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run while wearing a suit, completing

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Grizz show top form over Chiefs It’s the Fitzgerald triplets first and foremost, with a perfect supporting cast, at least that’s the hope. The Victoria Grizzlies’ finalized roster showed it is ready for a deep playoff run as it won a pair of one-goal games this weekend, 2-1 over the Chilliwack Chiefs at home on Saturday and 3-2 over the Alberni Bulldogs in Port Alberni on Friday night. Myles Fitzgerald scored the game-winner on Friday, an unassisted goal to break the Alberni hearts with 24 seconds remaining in the game. The Grizz were down 2-0 to start the third period against Alberni when Gerry and Myles each scored to tie it at two-two, Gerry with a power play goal three minutes into the third and Myles from

Leo and Gerry at the 11th-minute mark. The Grizz then tested their might as the reigning first-place team in the B.C. Hockey League against the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday. The Chiefs recently held that post and are among the favourites to win the BCHL championship this year. Leo scored the first goal of the game against Chilliwack on the powerplay in the second period. Pierce Eviston scored the winning goal in the third period, his first goal with the Grizzlies since being acquired at the trade

deadline from the Vernon Vipers on Thursday. Eviston played for the Grizzlies in 2010-11 and scored 38 points in 44 games. The Grizz also traded forward Garrett Skrbich and future considerations to the Cowichan Capitals Hockey Club for Keyler Bruce. Elsewhere, former Victoria Cougars junior B player and Victoria Grizzlies forward Teal Burns was moved from the Capitals to Alberni as the Bulldogs loaded up with a few players for a playoff run. Burns is an over-ager this year and is back in the BCHL after two-plus seasons in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks, Vancouver Giants and Everett Silvertips. The Grizz visit the Bulldogs on Wednesday. sports@vicnews.com

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Saanich Braves rookie Nick Guerra and Victoria Cougars forward Nathan Chen-Mack both scored twice as the South defeated the North 9-6 in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Annual Prospects Game on Sunday at Oceanside Place in Parksville. The North upset the heavily favoured South in the All-Star Classic 4-1. The South had 11 players from the first-place Cougars and second-place Braves.

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K&D Contracting Ltd. 7455 Gold River Highway, Campbell River, B.C., V9H 1P1 Tel: (250)286-1148 Fax: (250) 286-3546

Seeking HD mechanic experienced in repair of hydraulic excavators, tank/hoe drills & rock trucks. Local work in Campbell River area. Competitive wages and remuneration.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

IDL PROJECTS INC. IS HIRING NOW! IDL Projects Inc. is a dynamic rapidly growing, progressive construction company recruiting for a project in Kitimat, British Columbia. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DEALER MANAGER NANAIMO, BC

The Inland Group is an industry-leading group of heavy truck and equipment dealerships in business since 1949 with 1,000 employees and 22 locations in North America. The Dealer Manager of our Nanaimo location has responsibility for the growth and prosperity of the branch, market share growth, customer and employee retention and the profitability of each department in the dealership. Preference will be given to candidates with several years experience in the heavy truck and/or heavy equipment industries. A post secondary degree or diploma is preferred along with proven leadership skills. Further details can be found under Canada, Job Opportunities at www.inland-group.com. Resumes and covering letters should be emailed to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@inland-group.com or faxed to 604-608-3156 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS required by heavy const company. Start asap, must be familiar with all heavy equipment Caterpiller, Komatsu, John Deere etc. competitive wage and superior benefit package. Required to work in shop in rural Winnipeg, MB and on job sites. E-mail karen@hmcl.ca fax 204-224-9212.

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS GET 50% off - Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1800-854-5176.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

For those with a desire to help others and make their community a better place. Sprott Shaw gives you the skills to actually do it. You could start your PN program in the New Year and get the skills you need for a rewarding career.

PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

FURNITURE

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email: Chrysler@telusplanet.net

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PRACTICAL NURSING

PERSONAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 www.mydebtsolution.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. LOAN HELP - Consolidate all your credit cards, bank loans, income tax debt and payday loans into one small interestfree monthly payment. Contact us asap toll-free 1-888-5284920. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535

HELP WANTED

Greater Victoria Newspapers Black Press Greater Victoria Newspapers, including Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and Goldstream News Gazette, requires a Administrative and Marketing Assistant.

Provincially Recognized PN program.

A creative and organized individual, you will coordinate various marketing activities while playing an important role in the administration of our sales and creative team. From coordinating events to managing projects through our talented creative department, your focus on the importance of timelines is complemented by general administration expertise. Our ideal candidate enjoys the creative and administrative function of marketing and is always willing to pitch in to get the job done. Together with general marketing duties, you will also provide administrative support to the management team.

Class Starts January 28th Need Upgrading? FREE Day & Evening Math, Biology & English available. We can help!

You are organized, upbeat and thrive in a fast pace environment. You have a passion for the advertising business and work well in busy sales and creative environment. You have experience with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Most of all, you have a high level of energy and bring a positive attitude to your job every day. Black Press is Canada's largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio.

Financial Aid May Be Available

Resumés with cover letter should be forwarded by January 23, 2013 to: Oliver Sommer, Advertising Director 818 Broughton St. Victoria BC V8W 1E4 e-mail: osommer@blackpress.ca fax: (250) 386-2624 Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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PETS TROPICAL FISH Sale! All the products you need for your aquarium. Order online and receive 15% off with coupon code: FISH15. Sale ends January 27. www.petland.ca 1-855-839-0555

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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. HEAVY DUTY sewing machine, “Artisan 618-1SC”, as new with rolling adjustable table, light & attachments. $1000 obo. (250)384-2976. 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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

FREE ITEMS FREE. 19” TV, older model, works well. James Bay 250380-8733. FREE: 4’ tall Hoya (Wax) indoor plant. (250)655-3564.

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PETS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

2 IKEA chairs with matching foot stools, like new, $49 each. Call (250)652-4621. BLOW DRYER, Conair, inclds attachments, barely used. $5. James Bay. 250-380-8733. LADIES FULL length London Fog coat, size 10, like new, $25. Call 250-383-5390. OVAL PECAN glass top coffee table, excellent condition, $60. Call (250)658-8137. PET PROTECTOR cover for love seat, brown, clean. $15. (250)388-9857.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmilll. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT STEEL BUILDINGS / Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100; sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca WASHER AND Dryer (Maytag), Heavy Duty, 1 year old, like new, white, $850. Call (250)629-3102.

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

QUILT, DOUBLE size, used once $30. (250)595-5734. ROLLING STONE’S Voodoo lounge concert program & ticket stubs. $20. (250)721-2386. TEDDY Bear, brown 30”, $20. Stuffed polar bear, 36”, $35. both exc. cond. 250-995-3201.

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

408-3170 Irma St- $219,900. 2 bdrms, 1 bath, quiet, 45+. More info: (250)385-3547. wwwpropertyguys.com ID#192291

BONE DRY fir, cut 12” long, split and stacked, seasoned, 1 year undercover, $300/cord, kindling $5.00/bundle. 250642-4790 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE

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

CONNECTING BUYERS AND SELLERS

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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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

Toll Free:

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NEWS

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

SUITES, LOWER

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

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

ESQUIMALT

Unique Building Must see

HOMES WANTED

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

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

GRANT MANOR Newly renovated suites, Starting at $675 per mo

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

To view call 250-642-1900

OTHER AREAS 20 ACRES Free! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money back guarantee. No credit checks. Beautiful views. Roads surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com

ROYAL OAK- (near Common Wealth pool) new updated 1 bdrm condo, W/D. ns/np. $825 inclds utils. (250)652-7729. SIDNEY CONDO: 55+, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, heat, hot water and basic cable incld. $1200, NS/NP. Call (250)665-6314.

COTTAGES PARKSVILLE. LOREN’S PLACE. Small cottage, close to beach. 3 nights $179. Weekly $275. (250)248-4902.

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.

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

$50-$1000 CASH

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

For scrap vehicle

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. LANGFORD 2-BDRM. W/D, D/W. New paint, bathroom & wood stove, patio. Priv, own ent, prkng, shared hydro. $800. Avail now. 250-479-0432

FREE Tow away

858-5865 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).

TOP CASH PAID. For ALL unwanted Vehicles. Call (250)885-1427.

CARS

SIDNEY 1 BDRM- own W/D, $850+ shared utils w/upper suite. Available now. Call (778)426-1524.

1995 SAAB TURBO 9000V6, 140,000 km. $3200. (250)592-2391.

SIDNEY, 2 bdrm, grd level, utils incl’d, $1000 mo, N/S, N/P, (Immed). (250)656-1384.

SUITES, LOWER 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.

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.

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

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

TOWNHOUSES 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.

No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

AUTO SERVICES

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.

SUITES, UPPER

LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com

AUTO FINANCING

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

RENTALS

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

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

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST! with a classified ad

TRUCKS & VANS 1988 FORD 16’ cube Van, 176,000 KMS, good condition, $2950. Call (250)656-7132. 1997 CHEVY Suburban Van1 owner, immaculate condition, 240,000 km, V6, seats 7. $3400. Call (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.

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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ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

250-361-6193- RENO’S, res & comm. Knob and tube rmvl. No job too small. Lic# 22779.

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

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

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

TAX 250-477-4601

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, offices. 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 floor, 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.

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

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

GARDENING J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677.

HAULING & Recycling. (250)889-5794.

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

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Commercial and Residential. New Year Contracts. Clean-Ups & Landscaping 250-915-1039 FRUIT TREES Overgrown? Shaping trees & roses. Blackberry clearing. Call John, 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

Call

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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.

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

A2Z WRIGHT Moving. 3 ton, $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

HANDYPERSONS

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

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

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

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

✭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.

INSULATION

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278 QUALITY INSULATION blown fiberglass. Affordable rates. (250)896-6652.

DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

FIRST RESPONSE Plumbing. New construction, reno’s, hw tanks, toilets, clogged drains. All of your plumbing needs. Call to talk with a plumber. 24hr service. Free est. No job too small. 250-704-8962. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

PAINTING

WINDOW CLEANING

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

DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071

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

NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-812-3213, 250-590-2929.

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


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ALL REMAINING 2012 VOLKSWAGEN MODELS

MUST GO UP TO

$6,000

CASH SAVINGS* S* Based on the 2012 Routan n

2012 Beetle Comfortline St#133940 Connectivity Pkg & Sport Pkg.

Now $22,015

2012 EOS Comfortline

On the waterfront

St#V0863 Convertible, Hard Top, Bluetooth.

Now $36,905

2012 Passat Comfortline Now $29,205

St#V1030 Leather, Alloys, Sunroof.

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2012 Beetle Highline St#170320 Connectivity Pkg & Tech Pkg.

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2012 GTI 5-door Hatch St#166630 Luxury Leather Pkg, Tech Pkg.

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2012 Routan Trendline Now $23,940

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2012 Touareg Comfortline

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“The province has enormous power,� Cullen said. “You saw what happened with Esquimalt. The province came in and said, ‘Sorry, Esquimalt and Victoria will stay together as one police force.’� John Vickers of Amalgamation Victoria was also on hand to speak about the lessons gleaned from Halifax’s amalgamation in the mid-1990’s. “Halifax is a provincial capital with 390,000 people. They now have one mayor with 16 councillors,� Vickers told the News. “We have 91 mayors and councillors representing our population of 360,000, and three school districts with 24 trustees. It’s about your dollar going a lot

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