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Seventeen-year-old Thomas Ottewell shares a laugh with Jennifer, centre, and Julie Makinson at Saanich police headquarters after he was presented with the Chief Constable’s Certificate of Recognition Citizen Award for saving the life of David Makinson by performing CPR on the heart attack victim. Makinson is in hospital recovering.

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Jennifer Makinson doles out warm hugs and a stream of thank-yous to the Ottewell family. She stops in front of 17-year-old Thomas, a Claremont secondary student, looks in his eyes and thanks him for saving her husband’s life. The teen played a key role in bringing David Makinson, 82, back to life on Jan. 30, after he suffered a minor heart attack while out for a walk on Cordova Bay Road with his wife. Thomas, who works as a lifeguard at Panorama Recreation Centre, was passing by on

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Certificate of Recognition Citizen Award “for his courage to take action and his ability to remain composed and focused under intense stress,” Chadwick said. The young Saanich resident was speechless upon receiving the recognition, but suggested that everyone get basic first-aid training. “Everyone should take a CPR course. They’re easy to take, it’s quite simple and you could save a life,” he said. Thomas’ parents, Lee and Carole, say they’re extremely proud of him for stepping up. “He was there at the right time. Great result,” Lee said. “A lot of trained lifeguards that know how to do CPR have never actually done it, and he has, and it worked, and it saved a life.” David remains in hospital, and Jennifer says he’s doing “quite well,” given that he had a heart attack. Thomas is looking forward to meeting David once he’s feeling better.

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Less than one week after Best Buy abruptly shut its doors at Uptown, discussions are already well underway to fill the 38,000square-foot void. “Certainly you never want to see a store closure … but this (particular vacancy) is great news from our perspective because it has excellent loading, high exposure, great location, ample parking – and that makes it an in-demand unit,” said Geoff Nagle, Morguard Investment’s director of development for Western Canada. Nagle remains optimistic that ongoing talks will result in a new tenant taking over that space in the near future, but an anchor tenant closing shop is not something he wanted to see. Uptown has seen upscale retailers such as H&M and Forever 21 sign lease agreements, and Rebalance MD health care clinic has taken 10,000 square feet of space. But the centre is still struggling to find enough commercial tenants. Nagle says 82 per cent of the site’s overall retail space is called for, while 40 per cent of the office space is leased. PLEASE SEE: Victoria real estate, Page A6

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Family Day stirs emotions Megan Cole News staff

Family Day means sleeping in, an extra day with the family and taking in festivities, and while many will enjoy the new holiday, others may face the day with mixed emotions. Robert Gifford, professor of psychology and environmental studies at the University of Victoria, recently “ranted” to his class about some of his Family Day concerns from a psychological perspective. “I think a lot of people are going to be happy to break the long time between Christmas and Easter,” he said. But due to the choice of the word “family,” the emotions around the day may vary depending on the individual’s situation. “If you happen to live in a classic nuclear family, or close to your parents or grandchildren, it seems great to spend the day together. It’s a postcard holiday,” Gifford said. But the day may be uncomfortable for those who live far away from their families, have a broken family or are estranged from their loved ones. “I would suspect there are quite a few people who are happy, but are cringing slightly at the false or inappropriate promise ... (of having) family around to have

that positive experience with,” he said. Although Gifford is concerned with the literal meaning of the word, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong said the term is intended to be more inclusive. “When you talk about family, I think you refer to all your loved ones,” said Chong. “I don’t know if we could have called it a loved one holiday, that would have been pretty difficult.” The new holiday is intended not only to provide a break for businesses and employees, but also to reinforce the importance of family. “By calling it Family Day we will treasure and value the family. Whatever that is in everyone’s structure, people will spend time together with their loved ones,” Chong said. The provincial government is also hoping the new holiday will provide an economic boost at a slow time of the year. “I talked to people who said they were looking forward to it and planning to do a staycation,” Chong said. “Instead of going away, they are going to stay in town with their family and visit local tourist attractions, recreational activities or the special events planned. There will be money put back into the economy.” Even though the Canadian Taxpayers Federation doesn’t

Family Day activities The provincial government is hosting a Family Day celebration at Ship Point at the Inner Harbour on Monday, Feb.11. See bcfamilyday. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with the Le La La Dancers followed by a variety of presentations from Science World to slam poet Shane Koyczan. Aiden Knight (4 p.m.), Current Swell (4:50 p.m.) and Trooper (6:05 p.m.) are the headlining acts.

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Jessica Colwill plays with her two-year-old daughter Ruby at Windsor Park. Colwill says family day is a great idea. “It’s such a long stretch between New Year’s and Easter; it’s nice to have a day off to hang out together as a family.” have a formal position on Family Day, B.C. director Jordan Bateman said they oppose the $1.5 million being spent to promote the holiday. “That takes it from being a holiday and puts it back in the realm of being a political issue and a vehicle paid for by the taxpayer to promote (Premier Christy Clark) and her agenda,” he said.

Bateman isn’t convinced there is a need for the new holiday, but he understands it was part of the premier’s campaign platform. “If you have a holiday, let the private sector and other organizations do their thing. You don’t see us plowing grants into Easter Sunday or Christmas Day,” he said. “I think we all know how to enjoy a holiday.

Saanich parks and recreation centres are hosting a number of events, including: Free golf for kids 11-16 after noon at Cedar Hill Golf Course, with a paid adult; drop-in and various skating events at Pearkes arena; a Family Day event from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cedar Hill rec with inflatables, balloon animals and face-painting. See for a full list of recreation events.

I don’t think that’s a problem. I also don’t think we need the government telling us how to enjoy time with our families.”

Thieves slice through walls of cellphone stores Edward Hill News staff

Saanich police investigators suspect thieves were targeting the new BlackBerry 10 mobile phone during two well-planned break-ins this week. A thief or thieves broke into a Rogers Wireless store on Quadra Street early Monday morning and then a Telus Mobility store at Uptown early Tuesday morning. In both cases, the suspects entered the stores by cutting through drywall from a vacant retail space next door. “We believe they’re related,” said Victoria police Const. Mike Russell. “We’re working closely with Saanich PD to see if we can put two and two together.”

In the case of the Rogers Wireless store, Victoria investigators are trying to determine what, if anything, was stolen. Police described the store as being in a state of disarray when employees arrived in the morning. At Uptown at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Saanich officers responded to an alarm at the Telus store, and eventually discovered that someone cut through a wall leading into the rear staff office. While in the empty retail space, the perpetrator drilled a number of test holes in the wall and then cut open an access with a knife, said Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie. The vacant space was broken into but wasn’t alarmed. Around noon on Tuesday, a worker could

incident is not a random act. It’s not a crime of opportunity. These are well-planned, premeditated incidents.” No one was caught for the WestWorld theft, and Eassie couldn’t say if any of the stolen goods had popped up on online sites such as Craigslist or eBay, but he suspects the gear was moved out of the city. “The reality is this is a well organized group or individual. It’s highly unlikely (the stolen goods) were on the market here in Greater Victoria.” Anyone with information on these incidents can call VicPD at 250-995-7654, Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). -with files from Daniel Palmer

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be seen patching a rectangular, door-sized hole in the empty shop beside Telus. Police say nothing was stolen from the Telus store, likely due to the audible alarm that was tripped from a motion sensor. Eassie said the Rogers and Telus breakins coincide with the highly publicized release of the BlackBerry 10, and are similar to the break-in at WestWorld Computers in September last year, around the time when Apple released its iPhone 5. On Sept. 24, 2012, thieves stole $40,000 of Apple products from WestWorld by disabling the alarm system and breaking through the wall from an adjacent store. “It looks like there is a correlation between the release dates of the iPhone 5 and the BlackBerry 10,” Eassie said. “This type of


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In an unrelated case of vandalism, an off-road driver tore up three lawns in the 900-block of Carolwood Drive in on Feb. 1. Saanich police say the lawns need reseeding, but are otherwise salvageable. The tread pattern of the vehicle matches a small truck or SUV. Police say there were no witnesses. Anyone with information on these vandalism cases can call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

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Welcome to the Year of the Snake Victoria celebrates Chinese New Year on Sunday Don Descoteau News staff

Walking into Victoria’s Chinese Public School on Fisgard Street is like entering a world of controlled chaos. It’s not that the children attending here after their regular school day are misbehaving. But one senses an excitement in the air, not unlike the nearing of Christmas holidays. It’s the leadup to Chinese New Year, which officially starts Sunday (Feb. 10) with the Year of the Snake. Student-painted red banners adorn the classrooms and hallways. Women upstairs busily hand-wrap and boil up Chinese dumplings to hand out at break time. A group of older students are dressed in red satin costumes as they demonstrate the dragon dance, the giant head bobbing and weaving like a punch-drunk boxer. University of Victoria education major and former Chinese Public School student Gary Sum, 23, is one of a number of graduates who return to help with special activities, including guiding young students through the dragon dance. He admits the students don’t get much time to learn the tricky steps and precision required, but once under the red-and-yellow tail of the dragon, they simply have to hope for the best. “Overall, this is a pretty exciting time,” he says.

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Amy Tan, left, and Rose Liu assemble dumplings Tuesday as part of the Chinese New Year celebration at the Victoria Chinese Public School. The dragon dance is just one aspect of Chinese New Year the children learn about and practise, says school principal Kileasa Wong, sitting in a classroom in the heart of the city’s Chinatown. “They do drawing and painting,

and things like making lanterns and goldfish,” she says. “We talk about traditions and how to celebrate Chinese New Year.” Most of the students are already familiar with this time of year. Chinese families routinely spend

about a week reconnecting with relatives, starting with a new year’s eve dinner, Sum says. “It’s all about the celebration, food and visiting family,” he says. While people’s busy lives make it tough to stay in touch through the year, he adds. “It’s really important to get together with family.” Chinese New Year presents not only a change on the calendar, it’s a time of renewal and hope in all aspects of one’s life, Wong says, a fresh start, if you will. The various foods consumed, from chicken and fish to lettuce and bok choy, all symbolize hopes for good fortune or profit, while sweets and fruits represent wishes for a positive road the rest of the year. Wong describes age-old traditions of receiving new clothes “from top to bottom,” good food shared with extended family and the traditional red envelopes with money inside. “We would come home (after visiting) and lay all the envelopes on the table and count all the money we made,” she says, grinning. On Sunday, one of Victoria’s more active traditions – the annual lion dance through Chinatown. New year’s festivities start at noon outside the school, 636 Fisgard St. While he enjoys the festival nature of Chinese New Year celebrations, Sum comes back to the family aspect of turning over this cultural calendar. “It’s a good time to look at your roots,” he says of visiting relatives. “And you’re always wishing for the best in the new year, or at least as good as you had the previous year.”

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Retail space at Uptown is mostly full, but office space remains harder to lease.

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“The story since 2009 and 2010 has been one of uncertainty and long, slower decisionmaking. Every deal is a long discussion, and a lot of pre-leasing that would’ve occurred prior to construction completion isn’t happening anymore – globally,” Nagle said. “Everybody’s being very careful with their capital investments.” The real estate market has changed in the last decade, Nagle said, referring to his predictions 10 years ago around

what Uptown would be when it was just a seed of an idea. “Probably the biggest difference between a decade ago and now is we won’t build on spec – just build and they will come. Now you’ve got to be very conservative, make sure you’ve got your deals before you execute.” Nagle says Uptown’s leasing rates are competitive, and what they can offer to businesses – LEED gold buildings in a prime location – is desirable. But the demand isn’t there. “We can’t force a market,” he said.

The same can be said for the still-planned third phase of Uptown: two 36-storey residential towers. Those plans will stay on hold until there’s a demand for it and there’s sufficient financial backing. But Nagle sees trends moving in a positive direction for the future of Uptown, albeit slowly right now. “It’s a testament to the site. This is the bull’s eye of the region,” he said. “Until it’s 110 per cent leased with people waiting, I’m never happy.”

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New MP takes on critic role LOCAL DINING Rankin on finance committee, to serve as revenue critic for NDP Daniel Palmer News staff

Victoria’s newly elected MP is already in the thick of Ottawa politics. Murray Rankin has been appointed to the standing committee on finance, a non-partisan government panel that provides advice on the annual budget and conducts financial investigations.

The NDP MP is also tions that have been assuming the role subject to intense CRA of national revenue scrutiny, he added. “If critic and said he’s there is evidence of already got a number the CRA acting in a of issues he wants to political way against tackle through the groups that are finance committee. opposed to govern“One of the things ment policy, it raises that (Canadian Revflags that we need to enue Agency) has Murray Rankin investigate.” been accused of is Offshore tax havens targeting environmental orga- and the closure of several CRA nizations in particular, arguing offices across Canada are also of that they have not kept to their concern, Rankin said. charitable status because they Rankin’s constituency office spend more than 10 per cent of is set to open in the next few their activity on advocacy and weeks in the Mosaic Building, politics,” Rankin said. 1057 Fort St., across the street Tides Canada and the Suzuki from the office of Victoria-BeaFoundation are two organiza- con Hill MLA Carole James.


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his weekend marks B.C.’s first Family Day statutory holiday, which for most people breaks that long three-month stretch between New Year’s Day and Easter. B.C. residents now enjoy 10 stat holidays (11 if your employer is nice enough to throw in Boxing Day), which ties us with Saskatchewan as the most generous province for the coveted long weekend. By contrast, Nova Scotians and Newfoundlanders only have five. While Greater Victorians enjoy recounting their youth by listening to Trooper in the Inner Harbour on Monday, or take advantage of the many activities offered at recreation centres across the region, people should remember not everybody can afford an extra day off. When Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of Family Day in October 2011, she expected that by now a better economy would balance out the extra costs to businesses. But many small retailers and companies are struggling as the economy remains flat at best. They are paying out more due to a higher minimum wage, and all are now contemplating the cost and hassle of returning to the GST/PST system. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates a small business with five employees will shell out about $1,135 for Family Day and it will cost small and medium sized businesses $42 million in lost productivity. Municipal and provincial governments will also shell out more for essential service employees and the hundreds of thousands of people on the public payroll. This holiday can be seen as rather blatant pandering to the electorate by the the B.C. Liberals, or an attempt to give hard-working B.C.ers a break – perhaps it’s a bit of both. And while the majority of us will enjoy the Monday off work, it’s important to acknowledge the many small business owners in our community who will see it as nothing but an added burden. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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he rules are pretty simple. newspaper. Snap a kissy kissy photo in To protest private property signs downtown Victoria, upload it posted throughout the core, the to the Downtown Victocoalition submitted photos ria Business Association of kissing couples with the Facebook page and you signs prominent. There can win swag. are some pretty neat ones It’s the DVBA’s fourth too. I really like the young annual Valentine-themed woman smoochin’ her warm ‘n’ fuzzy promopooch. Too bad the image tion aimed at making us is photographed spefeel like visiting downcifically so the eye is not town and hopefully make drawn to the puppy love, those cash registers ring. but the sign. The DVBA aims, The DVBA removed Christine van the photos from contest through championing Reeuwyk local business, to keep contention. They also the core of Victoria Island Girl responded to the Disrupvibrant and welcoming tion campaign in a civil so that it remains an economically manner. DVBA general manager Ken vital place. If downtown is a dire Kelly explained to Black Press that wasteland where nobody wants to the photos were removed because visit, everyone loses. one contained offensive content, Members of The Disruption Coland they didn’t suit a contest meant lective figured they’d live up to their to “bring out the fun and excitename and mess with the contest a ment on Valentine’s Day.” bit. The group wants to draw attenThe coalition emailed a press tion to signs posted around town release to media outlets citing “centhat outline the rules: No camping, sorship.” trespassing, loitering or soliciting. “This action was designed to “Distributed and promoted by the draw attention to the business assoDVBA, this is a directed attack on a ciation for its involvement in the particular sector of the people who ongoing criminalization of poverty live in this city, allowing police to in the city,” they said. harass the street involved commu“The DVBA has a long history nity,” says the website kissdisrupof working with the police and the court system to privatize space and The website does impart some criminalize poverty in its district.” interesting opinions, but is unforAgain, the rules are pretty simple. tunately peppered with language Trespassing is illegal. It’s a shame best not repeated in a community the DVBA feels they need to help

their member businesses with little reminder signs for the folks who don’t understand the concept of private property. Camp on my front lawn and I might post a sign, too. The title, The Disruptive Collective, does little to instill faith that they want to make productive change implying instead a willingness to stir the muck for the sake of it. The coalition’s own website describes the campaign as “shenanigans.” “The point we are trying to make is that it’s fine for some to stand in those spaces, but if you don’t look like ‘the right kind of person,’ you aren’t welcome here,” Serina Zapf told Monday Magazine. “We thought this would be a playful way to disrupt a fun contest and challenge people to think about who is being represented here – who is allowed, and welcome, to show affection.” None of the folks in any of the photos struck me as the “wrong” kind of person, and that’s just one place they mixed the message. Whether it’s the press release blasting the business group for “censorship” or aggressively cursing them out on the website, the kiss disruption campaign missed the “playful” target. Christine van Reeuwyk is the interim editor of the Goldstream News Gazette.

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LETTERS Questions remain on wireless effects, but evidence growing Re: No escape from radio frequencies (Edward Hill column, Feb. 1) In your opinion, “anti-wi-fi and anti-smart meter people” are “grossly exaggerating” the ill effects from microwave radiation, insinuating people are either misinformed or irrational in their concerns. I can assure you this is far from the truth. Concerns are based upon a plethora of independent studies from many international research institutions, including the military, going back several

decades. The assertion that vulnerable children are placed at high risk and must be protected from this radiation is reiterated around the world by many credible health experts. You will have to look further than mainstream media for this information, however, for obvious reasons. Questions undeniably remain, but to state that all is fine, in the face of growing evidence that it is not, fails to provide critical information about this important public health challenge.

We need to promote reasonable measures to reduce exposure to wireless radiation for everyone, particularly children. Preference should be given to wired Internet connections in schools for safety where students spend countless hours in close proximity to many transmitting devices. Many technology specialists agree wired is superior in many ways to wireless that is notoriously slow, unreliable and unsecure. The International Agency for Research on Cancer reclassified

all sources of radio frequency radiation as a class 2B carcinogen for good reason. One has to remember that IARC monographs are considered as ‘gold standard’ in evaluation of carcinogenicity of physical and chemical agents. There must be sufficient scientific reason or IARC would not put its reputation behind such claim. It is also important to note WorkSafeBC occupational health and safety guidelines stipulate, under section 5.57, that any 2B carcinogen must be replaced with a safer alternative that “reduces

the risk to workers.” How is this important fact overlooked by employers and school officials? History is replete with failures to control highly profitable carcinogenic substances, ranging from tobacco to asbestos, until proof of harm became irrefutable. We can ill afford to go through that same course with wireless technologies, given the long latency involved before serious disease manifests. Tammy Jeske Langford

Readers respond: Island rail project, Family Day, B.C. taxation options Rail funding not enough to make a difference Re: Island rail project gains momentum (News, Jan. 25) So the Island Corridor Foundation will receive $1.2 million from the CRD, $5.4 million from the five regional districts and $15 million from the federal and provincial governments to “… hopefully restore VIA rail service and initiate commuter rail service to Victoria.” The intent is great, but what will this money accomplish? Victoria is spending nearly $100 million to replace a small bridge. I understand there are many bridges on the E&N Railway that are older and more poorly maintained than the Blue Bridge. We spent more than $1 million refurbishing the Kinsol Trestle to support walkers and cyclists, not heavy, high-speed rail equipment. The E&N has nearly 100 kilometres of track that needs to be totally replaced. Walk it yourself and see if you believe the existing line would be safe with minor tie replacements. The E&N has no rolling stock and no staff or operating budget. Are our elected representatives making purely political spending decisions, or will they produce a better transportation system? If they do open the door to improved transit, what is the future cost of following up on these initial expenditures? If we are we going to pledge our future taxes and those of our children to an everescalating investment which has no return until fully completed, we should look at total costs and revenues, not just spread a little here and there with the hope of ‘catching the big one’ some day. A rail system may be the answer to some of Victoria’s transportation problems, but at what cost per passenger? Seems to me that a little advanced planning by our leaders would stop this cash dribble before it starts. That money would serve a much better purpose if it was redirected to the homeless or drug rehabilitation. Let’s stop pretending these piddly sums will have any impact on local transit. These minor budget allocations will be absorbed by consultant fees and some minor maintenance. Best to fund it adequately or not fund it all all. This is a cheap, vote-buying effort and should be exposed as such. Jim Knock Esquimalt

Family Day should also celebrate progress Hurrah for Family Day! On Monday we in B.C. have been given the day off to celebrate Family Day, an opportunity to share family time and fun.

The provincial government’s website offers family events across the province. What a great idea to recognize the worth and contribution families make to our society by giving them an extended weekend to spend together. Families are also said to be a top priority for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It’s funny, though, how governments think. Reported estimates for B.C. show that child poverty costs the province between $8 billion and $9 billion annually while a comprehensive program to reduce such poverty would cost annually between $3 billion and $4 billion. If families really are a priority and governments really are fiscally prudent, as they say, what’s going on here? Not only are our kids our most precious and valuable asset, they also offer the best possible return on public investment towards ensuring a strong and healthy nation. Families can only do their part if governments are willing to create a public environment that safeguards our kids’ well-being and nurtures their growth and development. We should be able to celebrate Family Day for the progress we make in securing a vibrant future for our children. Then I’m sure we would enjoy the

day, whatever activity we happen to participate in. Sonya Ignatieff Saanich

Benefactors of growth can afford to pay more Re: Here comes the tax, man (Our View, Feb. 1) The editorial said, “British Columbians now have to decide what they value more: services or disposable income – or find a balance between the two.” The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report referred to, “Progressive Tax Options for B.C. – Reform Ideas for Raising New Revenues and Enhancing Fairness,” actually said that we could have more disposable income and more social services. The report made a plea for progressive taxation. It’s fair for the benefactors of B.C.’s recent economic growth to give a little more to the common pool, since their taxes are lower than the rest of Canada. This would raise needed program revenue, reduce income inequality and increase disposable income. If the top six per cent of B.C. residents, those with incomes over $103,000, paid a fair tax share, we would raise $930

million. That would build 2,000 social housing units annually, pay increased welfare to cover food and housing, support families by properly funding ministry programs, restore school class sizes to 2007 levels and increase postsecondary education funding by 10 per cent. The Centre also said for the price of a cup of coffee each a day, we’d raise $2.3 billion for substantial investment in a number of areas. It did sound like a few people might have to forgo that extra yacht, Maserati or vacation mansion, including me. Larry Wartel Victoria

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Coast Capital closed, offline over weekend Megan Cole News staff

Coast Capital Savings customers will experience limited service this weekend as the bank shuts down its branches and

website from Feb. 8 to 12. The closures come as Coast Capital switches to a new banking and computer system. “We’ve had our current system in place for a number of years,” said Coast Capital Sav-

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While the upgrades will mean better service in the future for customers, over the weekend the nearly 500,000 Coast Capital customers will have no access to their account information. People will still be able to use their debit cards to make purchases and to use ATMs other than Coast Capital’s, but all branches will be closed, and online and mobile banking will be off until Feb. 12 at noon. Fordy is encouraging customers who are using ATMs during the service disruption to use other credit unions to avoid banking fees. “The new system gives us the ability to make sure we can continue to provide products and services in a more modern way,” Fordy said. “One thing customers will see right away is that we are eliminating transaction slips in the banks. When they go in, it will all be an automated system.” Coast Capital began to notify customers about the closures a few weeks ago through letters from the CEO and followed up with an announcement through social media, signs and reminders to customers as they visited the branches. The service disruption begins today (Feb. 8) at 3 p.m.

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La Penita, and is decidedly off limits Nayarit, Mexico – for gringos. It is a portal This Snowbird has that only a tourist with a gently landed. death wish would cross. But, I can’t Co-existing peacefully escape my B.C. across the alley is Hinde friends who insist y Jaime’s restaurant given Q BRIAN KIERAN on emailing news of over largely to aging, COLUMNIST the latest Mexican gritty B.C. ex-pats who atrocity to threaten make La Penita their seniors travelling in this beautiful, drug home year round or at cartel-ravaged country. least from December A bus load of tourists has been waylaid through March. by banditos south of Guadalajara, my This is the Mexico I faint-hearted friends report. How can you love. relax in that environment, they ask? By While it is easy for me not reading the newspapers, I respond. I to say Mexico is no more suggest they spend an evening wandering dangerous than a sojourn Brian Kieran enjoying La Penita Nayarit, Mexico. SUBMITTED BY BRIAN KIERAN around outside a Surrey SkyTrain station into the dark heart of before bugging me again. Surrey, this tropical nation group Tlachinollan helps community This week my wife is experiencing nothing vigilantes. and I are the only exshort sh of drug-induced In relatively peaceful towns like La pats in residence at the civil war. civ …a little senior Penita a little senior common sense goes a modest Bungalows Don I’ve just heard that long way. Like stay out of the El Norteno common sense Jose in La Penita Centro. hundreds of villagers hu bar. All the other occupants in the southern state goes a long way. Yesterday I went to a rodeo at the local are Mexican. Across of Guerrero, frustrated arena, looked up and realized that the tin the dirt street below our over ov drug gang roof was partially collapsed. Another 3.8 room is a ramshackle extortion, killings and ex quake like we had last week and dozens of dwelling where local women do pilates on kidnappings, themselves to kidnappings have armed ar the rooftop. My fear is that the building defend their villages. us would have been crushed or sliced to will collapse under their exuberance. “We assume the tasks that the ribbons. Kitty corner is El Norteno, a locals government has not been able to fulÅll,” For me, that’s what imminent danger is bar that really only gets going at midnight says activist Roman Hernandez whose really all about in Mexico. O


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of Beacon Community Services. More The majority (93%) of Beacon’s than half are seniors. volunteers are university educated Beacon Community Services did its women over the age of 51 – nearly half own survey of volunteers in 2011 which of that group are over the age of 71. found BCS’ volunteers give an average The top reasons they volunteer include of 4.7 hours a week. serving the community, keeping active The CSGVP survey states the and helping others. likelihood of volunteering decreases The CSGVP survey found that with age, while the number of hours seniors are more likely than other volunteered increases. Seniors 65 years age groups to be among the 25 per and older were least likely to volunteer cent of “top volunteers,” Canadians (36 per cent), while young adults aged who gave 171 hours or more annually 15 to 24 were the most likely (58 per and accounted for 78 per cent of all cent). Despite their lower rate of volunteer hours. Of those seniors who volunteering, seniors age 65 and older volunteered, 36 per cent of younger gave more hours seniors (aged 65 on average to t 74) and 33 than any other per p cent of older age, with an seniors s (75+) were It’s a culture that average of 218 top t volunteers, hours annually the t highest of all encourages volunteerism compared to 15 age a categories. and a robust community. to 24 year olds “(Senior who volunteered volunteers) v are an average tremendously t of 138 hours dedicated d to annually. whatever they decide to put their “It’s a reÆection of Greater energy toward,” said Loveless. “They Victoria in general and on the have the time and they have some (Saanich) Peninsula in particular,” said wisdom about what matters in life.” MacKenzie of the number of people To learn more about the who volunteer. “It’s a culture that National Seniors Council go to encourages volunteerism and a robust To learn more community. Also, the type of volunteer about Beacon Community Services, go activities we offer are very enjoyable for to O the volunteers themselves.”



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Seventy-five-year-old Peggy Morfitt moved to Saanich from West Vancouver 25 years ago when her husband George was appointed Auditor General for BC. She credits Girl Guides for all her athletic activities. She has walked the Honolulu Marathon three times and has competed in the senior games in track and field since 1999. She has been a part of Girl Guides Canada for 37 years and is an active member of the Trefoil Guild, an adult only women’s group within Girl Guides of Canada. She helped found the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society in 1988 after the birth of her youngest son who has Down syndrome. She keeps busy with her many activities but always makes time to enjoy fun times with her six grandchildren.


What is your favourite Saanich activity? My favourite activities are gardening, track and field or volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada and Cadboro Bay United Church.


Seventy-five-year-old Peggy Morfitt in her Saanich home, holds a hammer she uses to throw in track and field events. SHARIN TIFFIN/NEWS STAFF


What “words of wisdom” have you cherished from your parents? Be kind!

What’s at the top of your “bucket list”? To compete in the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Brazil in October 2013 as a 76 year old. (Morfitt learned to throw a hammer, a discus, shot put and javelin from her son in 1999).

What is your proudest achievement? My proudest achievements are our children and grandchildren and staying married for 53 years. I grew up in California and married a dull accountant and moved to Canada. Life has been anything but dull.


What are you reading right now? I read newspapers and magazines but I did re-read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol over Christmas. O


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Making a difference Volunteer, The Professional Driver Services Judy GwynnWilliams

A relative newcomer to Victoria (she moved from Colorado in September 2011) who joined the Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association last November. She enjoys many activities such as hiking, attending lectures and cooking class. Her favourite thing about Victoria is the convenience and that there are so many activities like theatre performances. Grosser traveled through Europe and lived in four provinces before settling in Victoria. O

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Brian Penner, starts cooking early in the morning as the chef of the Les Passmore Centre in Saanich. He was the Årst apprentice hired at the Banff Springs Hotel in 1975, and later worked for C.P. hotels such as the Royal York before working at the centre, treating people to made-from-scratch homecooked food. When away from the kitchen at the centre, Penner loves gardening, and is always searching for unusual plants like the cinnamon basil plant he found last year. The most popular meals at the centre are liver and onions, pasties, shepard’s pie and of course all the cookies and pastries. O

Judy GwynnWilliams loves to travel. She has been to the Caribbean, the Galapagos and South America. She and her family renovated a bingo hall in Sidney creating the Star Cinema in 1998. She sold the popular theatre in 2001, and misses the people she met there. Gwynn-Williams keeps busy with a partner running The Professional Driver Services and a “guiding autobiography” service helping people to write their autobiography. O


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Seniors driving workshop, Feb. 22 1 to 3 p.m. at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road. The workshop will cover topics such as chronic diseases and driving. Everyone is welcome to this free event, register by calling 250-477-4401.


Feb. 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a safe and comfortable opportunity to explore meaningful and interesting topics through an engaging dialogue with other seniors at Conversation Cafes. Hillside Seniors Health Centre, 1454 Hillside. For more info. call 250-370-5688 Ext 34682 or 250-475-5408.

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Catch a case of Swing Fever for a good cause Laura Lavin News staff

Chase away the winter blues by tapping your feet and clapping your hands during the special performance, Swing Fever happening on Feb. 10 at the Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria. This musical event will feature the 80 outstanding voices of the Starlight Pops Choir singing hits of the swing era from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra. This is the first large-scale fundraiser put on by Queen City Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern star. “We have never done anything at this scale,” said organizer Willie Taylor. “Five years ago we had a concert at the cathedral which was very successful and fun. This one is much bigger though. With capacity for 800 we can seat a lot more, and there are a lot more expenses involved and a lot more people involved.” But the group is banking on a love of swing music to bring in the crowds.

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Sue Doman leads the Starlight Pops Choir during Swing Fever, a benefit for the B.C. Cancer Agency. The Swing Dance Association of Victoria

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New club makes a splash at UVic Travis Paterson News staff

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new water polo club in town. The Vancouver Island Water Polo Association is based out of the University of Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s McKinnon pool and is the second club of its kind in Greater Victoria. Colette Baty is one of the original five parents who started the club, now in its second year. Baty and the other parents all had kids at the Saanich Waterpolo School at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Baty says the experience at Saanich Waterpolo was a positive one, but adds that she saw there was room, and a need, for another club in Greater Victoria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The Vancouver Island Water

Polo Association) started as a girls club only, but over the last year grew into both genders and various ages,â&#x20AC;? Baty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want kids to reach their personal goals. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just recreational, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great, if they want to play competitively, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great too.â&#x20AC;? The original team was the girls 15-and-under VI Sirens and a team of younger girls. The organization now has dozens of players aged 12 to 19. Members can play three times a week, Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday nights, and be of any skill level. UVic has a non-varsity water polo club which some of the VI members join on Saturdays. Getting regular pool space for the new club was a full time job

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Teens Ligia Brolo, left, Jemma Eason, Nicole Smith and PeggyJean Allin are part of the Vancouver Island Water Polo Association water polo team, based at the McKinnon pool at UVic. for about two weeks, but UVic came through. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tricky thing, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impossible but it did take some work,â&#x20AC;? Baty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some kids have played before and want to stay

with the sport recreationally, others are there because they want to try it out, and some are competitive.â&#x20AC;? The majority of the new club is made up of players from Victoria,

Esquimalt, Saanich and the Peninsula, she said. Despite its cachet as an Olympic sport, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a water polo league for youths in Victoria. Mostly, the players train and enter tournaments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water polo is not as set as soccer or hockey. We did have two teams (co-ed under 16 and 18) play in the Lower Mainland Water Polo League this past fall, but essentially thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no season for Victoria players.â&#x20AC;? The U16 team won silver and the U18 team finished fourth in the mainland leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end of the season tournament. Last year, the Sirens girls team went to nationals in Winnipeg and is hoping to do so again at Quebec City this year. The club runs September to May and youths can still join. Visit vancouverislandwaterpolo. ca or email viwaterpolo@gmail. com. For information about the Saanich Waterpolo school, visit or email

Victoria hosts Island figure skating championships this weekend News staff

Ice sports donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need body checks to be entertaining. The Vancouver Island Regional Skating Championships takes to the ice of the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt this weekend where many of the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top figure skaters hit the ice for the right to be called the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first time the Racquet Club of Victoria has hosted the Island regionals.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to see the best of the best on the Island,â&#x20AC;? said Malcolm Rohon, who skates with the Raquet Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good singles skaters, amazing jumps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the dance teams that are going to be really fun to watch.â&#x20AC;? The 23-year-old skater and coach has donned the skates since age seven and competed nationally and internationally as an ice dancer. He says the combination of athleticism and artistry of figure skating is second to none. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to show how dynamic the sport

is, how artistic it is,â&#x20AC;? Rohon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personally, I hope to impress with the height in my jumps.â&#x20AC;? More than 280 competitors will take to the ice Feb. 8-10 in different skating events, from singles and pairs free skates, to ice dance and elements where competitors from five to 45 show off their hard work and dedication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our sport we try to make things look easy, but when we make it look easy, people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how much work it is and how much practice it is to make a jump,â&#x20AC;?

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COOK 1065 BURDETT St- 1 bdrm, $825, 2 bdrms, $1075. New carpet/paint. Inclds hydro/cable/heat/prking. NS/NP. Walk to town. (250)386-7791. DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm Condo, 6 appls, underground prkg, $1195 mo. (250)882-2330. ESQUIMALT- fully eqip furn condo, 6 mos, Apr 15-Oct 15, 1 bdrm+ den, bath, water/mtn views. NS/NP utils parking incld. $1200. (250)382-3630. SIDNEY- 1 bdrm, corner, 2nd flr, balcony, prkg, Feb. 15, $790 mo. Call (250)812-4154. SIDNEY CONDO: 55+, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, heat, hot water and basic cable incld. $1200, NS/NP. Call (250)385-8771.


VIEW ROYAL. 2-bdrm $1100. Incls utils. NS/NP. Feb. 15. 250-474-2369, 250-217-0767.

SUITES, UPPER FLORENCE LAKE, 2 bdrm upper suite, 2 private entrances & decks, 6 appls. Non smokers. Avail March 1st. $1400 utils incl. 250-391-1967. LANGFORD- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 1200 sq ft, fully reno’d, deck, wood F/P, 6 appls, lrg yard. Avail now. $1500, N/S, pet’s ? Ref’s req’d. 250-516-3453.

CLUNKERS 250-858-JUNK 1988 CHEVROLET Barettablack, w/grey velour interior, 2.8L, 5 speed standard, good cond. $950. obo. Brian, 250999-7887, 250-886-4299. 1995 SAAB TURBO 9000V6, 140,000 km. $3200. (250)592-2391.


2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.


$50 to $1500 Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans

HAWAIIAN CONDO for 1 week March 23, 1 bdrm luxury condo, sleeps 4-6 people, barbecue, tennis, pool, 1 block Kuhio beach park. Call Byron, (250)592-0730.





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. LANGFORD NEW townhome. Private bedroom/bath. All inclusive. NS/NP. Avail immed. $600 mo. 250-382-9434.

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

VICTORIA HOUSING. $475$575 all incl, suits working/students, disability. 778-977-8288 DL# 7557

SUITES, LOWER COLWOOD- 2 bdrm level entry, shared W/D, NS/NP. Refs, $1100 incls utils. 250-391-7915 SAANICH- 2 bdrms, $1050, utils included, laundry. Near Camosun & all amenities, NS/NP. Available Mar 1. Call 250-516-8718. SAANICH: 2 bdrm, share laundry. Heat and util’s incld’d. Avail. Feb. 15/Mar. 1. $1000. NP/NS. Call (778)440-0010. SAANICH- LARGE 2000 sq ft 2 bdrm on hobby farm, lights & heat included, NS/NP. Refs. $1000 mo. 250-652-0591.


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CARS 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.

05 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, bright red, good fuel economy, 201,000 kms mostly hwy. PDL, AC, non-smoker, first owner, Summer & winter tires. $7500. (250)392-6321


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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.


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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

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

Over 20 years of experience. Call 250-888-7042.

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

20% OFF Fall clean-ups, racking, mowing, hedge/shrub trimming. (250)479-6495.

NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502.

Pay No Tax Special! Big Bear Handyman. For all your Home and Business maintenance needs. Free Est. 250-896-6071



PRO IRISH Gardeners; pruning, clean-ups, landscaping, lawn care, weekly gardening. Free est. Call (250)652-6989.

THE LANGFORD MANquality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.



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

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

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. COMPLETE CARPENTRY Renos, additions, decks & suites, fences, sheds, I can’t be beat. Free estimates. 250812-7626 J. Miller Carpentry Services Decks, Doors, Windows, Stairs. All your home repairs and renovation needs call Joe 250-882-1266 McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

CHIMNEY SERVICES JKG CHIMNEY. Clean, Repairs, Gutters, Roof Demoss, Torch On Flat. 250-588-3744.

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.


BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.


SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

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


AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Please call Des 250-656-9363, 250-727-5519.

CARPET INSTALLATION CARPET, LINO installation restretches & repairs. 30 years exp. Glen, 250-474-1024.


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

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.

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.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

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

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

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Commercial and Residential. New Year Contracts. Clean-Ups & Landscaping 778-678-2524 FRUIT TREES Overgrown? Shaping trees & roses. Blackberry clearing. Call John, 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, windows, power washing, roof demoss, repairs. Insured. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

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

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


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

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

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

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SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

J. ENG Landscaping Co. Custom landscape & garden service. Call Jan 250-881-5680.

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

Peacock Painting

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

BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning Roof demoss, gutters. Licenced 25 yrs exp. Call 250-884-7066.


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

HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION Go With The Flow Installations. All residential Heating, Ventilation & Custom Ducting. Call Tom at 250-883-8353.

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

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

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.



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.

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

A1 DIAMOND Moving- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

✭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.


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


A2Z WRIGHT Moving. 3 ton, $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283 DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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

250-652-2255 250-882-2254 Int & Ext, Res & Comm. WCB. Free Est’s. BBB.

250-514-2544 LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.


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



PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.


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LOCAL TREE COMPANY 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. Call (250)883-2911. UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, February 8, 2013

This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688

1494 Fairfield, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the February 7 - February 13 edition of Real Estate Victoria

101-75 Songhees, $685,000

604-2829 Arbutus, $599,000

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

410-606 Goldstream, $269,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Michael McMullen, 250-881-8225

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

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Clayton Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 8

1054 Colville, $529,900

306-75 Songhees, $698,000 pg. 3

707 Rockheights Ave, $629,000

pg. 10

2941 Cedar Hill Rd, $488,000 Saturday 12-2 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250 744-7136

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

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

pg. 9

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Judy Wilson, 250-360-6616

pg. 9

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

pg. 23

pg. 8

pg. 6

pg. 9

pg. 3

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

pg. 9

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chris Markham 250 477-1100

15-830 Rogers, $499,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

pg. 13

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

1560 Clive Dr, $549,000

pg. 16

1310 Lake Vista pg. 12

pg. 17

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Julia Abraham, 250-744-3301

pg. 20

pg. 11

36 Maddock W, $445,000

Saturday 2:30-4:00 Re/Max Camosun Noel Hache 250 744-3301

724 Caleb Pike,

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Darryl Roth, 250-888-5857

pg. 13

pg. 12

pg. 7

pg. 11

pg. 19

pg. 19

pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 11

pg. 3

16-2319 Chilco, $439,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Larry Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250 360-6106

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

pg. 20

1121 Bearspaw, $870,000 pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 13

622 Goldstream Ave.

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

pg. 8

2745 Veterans Memorial Prkwy pg. 9

Saturday 12-1 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jackie Adkins, 250-477-5353

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 250 686-6325

pg. 14

Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Kahl Realty 250-391-8484

pg. 7

2937 Creekside Terr, $598,000 Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

2455 Prospector Way, $590,000

1250 Freshwater, $414,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

pg. 12

Saturday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

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

Sunday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476

301-125 Aldersmith Pl, $418,800

1816 Seawood, $739,000

101-2600 Ferguson, $369,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

Saturday 3:30-4:30 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Bob Cullum, 250-384-8124

pg. 5

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

404-611 Brookside, $189,000 pg. 12

Wednesday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephen Postings, 250-656-0131

118 Ladysmith, $649,900 pg. 10

pg. 13

pg. 3

pg. 13

690 Goldie, $389,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

pg. 16

912 Neff, $499,900 pg. 14

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921 pg. 15 & 5863659

2136 Bellamy Rd, $519,900 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

3537 Promenade, $778,000 pg. 6

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

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

6577 Felderhof Rd, $419,000 pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 15

991 Rattanwood, $495,000 pg. 12

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

7000 Maple Park, $399,000 pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

8410 Alec, $899,000

12-3255 Rutledge pg. 9

pg. 9

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

203-9730 Second St.

3290 Maplewood, $489,000

pg. 9

209-2529 Wark, $209,999

pg. 5

40-7751 East Saanich, $319,900

2168 Meadow Vale Dr., $634,900 Sunday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo. Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

35-2587 Selwyn Rd, $89,000

875 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900

11075 Salal, $599,900

3415 Bethune Ave., $469,900

pg. 1

402-1122 Hilda, $199,900

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dave Philps, 250-477-7291

11058 Larkspur Lane, $529,000

9-1529 Cooper Rd, $164,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 13

503-6880 Wallace Dr, $398,500

110-1505 Church Ave, $209,000 pg. 8

pg. 23

12-1287 Verdier, $395,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 15

3128 Antrobus, $529,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group Seafair Realty Allan McDowell 250 213-8848

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Clayton Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rene Blais 250 655-0608

20-1473 Garnet, $389,000 pg. 10

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

112-10459 Resthaven, $195,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

pg. 13

11-1950 Cultra Ave, $379,900

3213 Wicklow, $519,000 pg. 20

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

pg. 6

pg. 7 & 5867336

Saturday 1-2 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mary Beaumont, 250-889-2233

pg. 13

633 Rason Rd., $548,800 pg. 9

202-606 Goldstream, $229,000

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

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

3504 Portwell, $738,888 pg. 12

512 Crossandra, $329,900

4040 Borden St

2847 Dunlevy, $869,900

733A Humboldt

pg. 14

4488 William Head, $949,900

3935 Margot Pl. pg. 3

pg. 5

pg. 8

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Doug Poruchny, 250-478-4800

202-7842 East Saanich, $289,000

2560 Orchard, $799,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033

pg. 14

3343 Wickheim, $529,900

3915 Carey Rd, $309,900

1905 Portway, $948,000 pg. 10

802-139 Clarence, $389,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

2740 Dewdney Ave., $995,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Bill Robson, 250-384-8124

109-1501 Richmond Ave.,

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-7779

3884 Haro

1450 Beach, $449,000

207-1101 Hilda St, $295,000

Saturday & Monday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 7

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Jordy Harris, 250-385-2033

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

7-2312 Henry Ave, $329,000

2860 Santana, $519,900

203-1120 Fairfield Rd, $359,000

Saturday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Karin Barlow, 250-385-2033

Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

5005 Cordova Bay Rd, $739,000

46 Howe, $845,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

101-66 Songhees, $519,900

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

573 Baker St, $449,800

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

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

304-1665 Oak Bay, $289,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250-360-6106

pg. 15

4040 Borden St

307-4480 Chatterton, $515,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

1214 May St., $539,000

5-532 Fisgard, $425,000 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838

pg. 11

4379 Elnido Cres, $639,900

pg. 6

401-525 Broughton St, $399,000

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

1690 Texada, $1,189,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

3-833 Princess, $399,900

pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-477-1100

pg. 9

2333 Malaview, $489,000

Saturday 1:30-3:30 JonesCo Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

404-1122 Hilda St.

pg. 12

1480 Hillgrove Rd.

636 Langford St.

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Noel Hache 250 744-3301 pg. 19

Saturday 2-3:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 3

403-1021 Collinson, $239,900

623 Manchester, $439,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-385-2033

4285 Quadra St., $539,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

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

105-1050 Park, $265,900 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Colleen Novak, 250-479-3333

pg. 9

pg. 6

604-420 Linden, $419,900

pg. 2

4568 Montford Cr., $699,000

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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

504-1157 Fairfield, $279,900 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

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pg. 11

2572 Jeanine Dr, $535,800 pg. 3

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

883 McCallum Rd, $414,800 pg. 5

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

3582 Pechanga, $459,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 20

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Baker keeps tradition alive on Craigflower Road B

Don Denton/News staff

Baker Byron Fry scores loaves of flax and sesame rye loaves before popping them in the brick oven at Fry’s Red Wheat Bread.

aking runs in Byron Fry’s blood, “I started taking control of my own with the trade going back five food and one way to do that was to start making my own bread, which I generations on his father’s side and started doing at home,” he says. at least two in his mother’s family. About four years ago when he was It took a little while, however, for him studying photography, Fry had the to realize owning and operating a bakery opportunity to shoot some bakers, was what he wanted to do with his life. Fry will awake on the morning of his including Cliff Leir at Fol Epi bakery in 25th birthday next week and prepare for Dockside Green. the usual 3 a.m. start time at Fry’s Red The up-close exposure to the art of Wheat Bread bakery on Craigflower Road baking got him rethinking his career in Vic West. Don Descoteau options. He dove into the business The young proprietor remembers head-on, working the early morning Biz Beat being rather disinterested in grandfather shift at the Italian Bakery on Quadra Street – “a really cool bakery with lots of Lou Lefeber’s work during his visits to cool old equipment,” he says – visiting bakeries Lefeber’s Lakehill Bakery in Saanich, where his in the U.S. and bouncing around a few bakeries mother also helped out. on the Lower Mainland. Living in a household where consuming natural After selling his wares at farmer’s markets for foods was commonplace, Fry became interested in food security. a few years, he decided it would be cool to build a wood-fired oven. The next logical step was to scout around for a retail location. He found one at the foot of Craigflower Road, directly across from where his great great grandfather, Charles Fry, opened a bakery in 1920. Motivated by the age of the building and its electrical system, which necessitated a more efficient, old-style approach to the company’s use of power, Fry and his associates built an oven brick by brick and created a space where customers could see the baking being done up close. Baking favourites such as pain rustique, flax rye and whole wheat country breads – publishing a day-by-day baking schedule and menu for customers – Fry’s aims to sell out its products on a daily basis. With specific breads baked through the day, depending on the temperature of the wood-chip fuelled oven, no ingredients are frozen, negating the need for a freezer. The personal approach of having much of the baking procedure on view for customers, not to mention the unique flavours of their specialty YMCA/YWCA breads, has made the bakery a popular stop in the Vic West neighbourhood. OPENING IN FALL 2015 “We didn’t realize how great a location it was until we started working here and realizing how many people walk by,” Fry says. “We put a lot of time and energy into it and I think it shows in the product.” – Fry’s Red Wheat Bread, 416 Craigflower Rd. 250-590-5727


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Navy honours search and rescue volunteer Reservist, Oak Bay SR member lauded by navy commander Daniel Palmer News staff

While most people were ringing in the new year with friends and family, Rebecca Charlesworth was scouring the dark waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Charlesworth and her fellow Oak Bay Search and Rescue Society volunteers received a call of a red flare, a universal beacon of distress on the seas. The sighting was later deemed to be a false alarm. “We spent New Years searching for someone who wasn’t there,” said the Oak Bay resident. It’s just one of many hats tirelessly worn by naval reservist Master Seaman Charlesworth, who was recently recognized by the Royal Canadian Navy for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty. On Jan. 16, Charlesworth was awarded the Canadian Navy Centennial Award, an honour given annually to only one non-commissioned member in the country. Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, presented Charlesworth with the award at HMCS Malahat in Victoria Jan. 16. “Master Seaman Charlesworth consistently displays a deep interest in promoting the military at the grass roots level to those within her community and inexhaustibly strives to improve the experiences of her shipmates,” Maddison said. “She has set the bar very high indeed for every sailor in our navy.” In addition to her weekly duties at HMCS Malahat, Charlesworth works as an oiler/deckhand at Dockyard. She also volunteers with the Langford Navy League, where she instills in young cadets the same enthusiasm she discovered at a young age. “I partially grew up on a sailboat,” she said. “I joined cadets and fell in love with the concept of the military and their passions, beliefs and work ethic.”

Through HMCS Malahat, she has completed two major domestic deployments and served as an area supervisor at NATO’s Kandahar base in Afghanistan. “One of the main reasons for going over was to give the main guys a break, who were going over repeatedly on back-to-back tours,” she said. “It took me three years and one month of requesting.” As part of the award, $1,500 will be donated in Charlesworth’s name to the Nanaimo branch of the Navy League of Canada, and $1,500 will be given to the Military Family Resource Centre in Esquimalt.

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