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A dream shared by many of a performing arts centre bringing culture, business and nightlife to the West Shore is taking another small step towards reality. A new report on the proposed performing arts centre for Colwood is on the agenda for the joint meeting of the planning and land use and parks, rec“It’s at this reation and culture committees on Feb. stage, at the 27 at 7 p.m. committee stage, Planning and land use committee where the public chair Shari Lukens can really have an said the meetopportunity to have ing will be a good opportunity for input.” the public to hear – Shari Lukens about the latest developments and to offer opinion. “It’s at this stage, at the committee stage, where the public can really have an opportunity to have input,” Luken said. “Once it goes to council they don’t really have an opportunity to give the input they may want to.” The report gives recommendations on the type of arts centre that should be built for the size of the community, what it should feature and where it should be. The report’s author Richard Schick is a co-owner of Schick, Shiner and Associates, a theatre consulting company based out of Lake Cowichan that has worked with 300 projects across Canada and beyond. His mandate was to find out the basic information on what kind of theatre was needed, how big it needs to be and generally how much it will cost to build and operate.

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Feb. 22 6 p.m. Actors, directors and crew meet at Spencer middle school 6:15 p.m. Musical title released 6:30 p.m. Auditions start 7:30 p.m. Casting announced, rehearsal begins Feb. 23 2 p.m. Move into the theatre 6 p.m. Doors open for audience 7 p.m. Showtime Marie-Andrée Rowsell. The doors will open at 6 p.m. when actors and crew will meet and the title will be revealed. At 6:30 p.m. the auditions will begin. “The show has three endings and the audience gets to pick which ending they would like to see,” said Rowsell adding that’s the only clue she will give away. The cast generally ranges from 14 to 40 year olds, but there are some exceptions. Leanne Day, a producer of the show, is bringing her 11-year-old daughter to the auditions. Megan Day, has been in other Four Season’s shows and is excited to be a part of this one. Anyone interested in auditioning or volunteering for the production must be able to stay at the theatre for the entire 24-hour period. Anyone under 16 is expected to have a parent or guardian with them the entire time. “We don’t need people with experience we just need people who want to come and have some fun with us,” Rowsell said. “We are a company that thrives to develop new actors.” The 24 Hour Play is a fundraiser for the Langford theatre company. Money raised at this performance will help produce other shows throughout the year. At the performance there will also be a costume sale and a 50/50 auction. Anyone wanting to audition for the 24 Hour Play is asked to send an email to info@fourseasonsmusicaltheatre.com. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

expanded the campaign to include protection of hospital lands and seniors’ care facilities. She serves on the Capital Regional District arts advisory council. Van der Veen will face incumbent Liberal cabinet minister and 17-year MLA Ida Chong and Green Party candidate Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist, in the May 14 general election.

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Learn to trim the fruit trees for spring at Royal Roads Royal Roads University is hosting the annual winter pruning party organized by the B.C. Fruit Testers Association. There will be demonstrations in the Edwardian greenhouse by professional horticulturalists Barrie Agar from Royal Roads and Gordon Mackay from Camosun College on pruning trees and small fruits and grafting. The experts will show how to prune properly to maximize production. This is a hands-on event, so people can bring their pruners and try it out for themselves. The winter pruning party is Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the orchard in the walled garden at Royal Roads University (park in P7 at the Mews and follow the signs.)

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Lois Reid, left, and Karen Brownsey helped save Wylie and get him the surgery he needs. Now they are helping to find him a home.

Cat loses a leg, needs a family Charla Huber News staff

Keeping a 50-foot string at arms reach for four days, was the trick to catching an injured cat. After some surgery and garnering the new name Wylie, the hunt is on to find his family, or a new one willing to adopt him. Lois Reid spent about a week watching an injured, hungry cat in her Colwood neighbourhood. He first came up to her doorstep attempting to eat some peanuts left out for the squirrels. She saw him around for the next few days but couldn’t catch him. “I could see his leg was mangled,” Reid explained. “I prayed for some help to catch him.” Her prayers were answered when she saw Langford resident Karen Brownsey on television. The two women had been acquaintances for years, but Reid didn’t know Brownsey has rescued hundreds of feral cats. Brownsey secured a special

cat trap for the injured Wylie. The condition of his leg made it nearly impossible for him to get into a conventional cat trap. “It was a Bugs Bunny trap with a pull string,” Reid said adding the cage was about a metre squared. Loaded with cat goodies including tuna, cat food and catnip, she set the trap was set outside her home. A trail of ham led to the goodies. Unfortunately, Wylie disappeared for three days and Reid feared he was dead. Then last week the little tabby cat edged his way to the cage at 5 a.m. It took him 12 more hours to venture in to dine. “I pulled the cage and we flipped out a little,” Reid explained. She covered the cage with a pink quilt to help calm the feline. When Brownsey arrived she lifted the quilt and stuck her fingers in the cage. Wylie nuzzled up to her and that was when they realized that Wylie was far from the feral feline they had assumed.

VIDEO ONLINE GoldstreamGazette.com The two women covered the cost of the initial vet visit where Wylie had some X-rays and received pain medication. The cat was then to taken a vet clinic in Colwood where he had one leg amputated and a couple teeth removed. The vet figured Wylie had sustained the injuries to his

leg and face after being struck by a car. Then they healed improperly. The Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders helped cover more than $2,000 of Wylie’s medical expenses and his food is being donated by a local pet store. While Wylie is healing and is expected to recover from all of his injuries, Brownsey thinks it would be best is he becomes an indoor cat. Anyone interested in Wylie should contact Brownsey at pkferals@gmail.com charla@goldstreamgazette.com

Cats versus barn rats Karen Brownsey is the founder of Barn Rats need Barn Cats. The Langford resident began saving feral cats to prevent them from being put down. Since April 17, 2011 she has rescued 228 cat and found them homes. All the cats are brought to the vet for shots, de-worming and are either spayed or nurtured. She then finds the feral cats a home where there are mice and rats for the them to catch and the owners to take responsibility for them. Visit www.barnratsneedbarncats.com to learn more.

The View Royal Garden Club will hold its general meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Shoreline community school, 2750 Shoreline Drive. The topic for this month will be “Incorporating Edibles Into Your Landscaping” by Pamela Pack. As well, a judged mini show will feature exhibits from members’ gardens and there will be a sales table with plants and garden items. Visitors and new members are welcome. For further details call 250-220-5212.

Electric stations highlight solar event in Colwood New electric vehicle charging stations will be unveiled at the Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library as part of a Solar Colwood event Saturday, Feb. 23. Look at some electric vehicles plus get a free energy water saving kit and bring questions about solar heat and more. Also see the sun-forged brass sundial award the City of Colwood will receive for being named an official Canadian solar city. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Juan de Fuca library.

Esquimalt running event needs runners, volunteers You’ve still got more than a month to gear up for Esquimalt’s annual LifeMark Health 5K Fun Run/Walk. The event features a new waterfront course that winds its way through the Saxe Point and Macaulay Point areas. All ages are welcome to do the 5K, but a one-kilometre kids’ run is available for preteen runners. Signup cost is $22 and registration is open until March 14. The kids run cost is $5. The event starts at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre and no registration will be done on race day. To register, visit raceonline.ca or call 250412-8500. To volunteer, call 250-412-8502. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Jim Yardley, front, and Bob Briggs fish for herring off the Craigflower Bridge.

Gorge yields fewer fish: anglers Arnold Lim News staff

Bob Briggs remembers pulling 60 fish out of the Gorge waterway on a good day. Meandering over to the Craigflower bridge, sometimes with friends, he recalls taking more than 500 fish out of the Gorge over the two-month spawning period. He still fishes there, but his catch is down to 50 over two months – and he wonders where the herring have gone. “It was nothing to go down and get a bucketful of fishing herring six years ago,” he said. The decline is clear, but the reason is not. If anything, water in the Gorge is the cleanest it’s been since the 1920s. With construction of the new bridge set

to begin in April, World Fisheries Trust executive director Yogi Carolsfeld hopes the spotlight brings new awareness to the issue. “It is a unique thing in the Gorge. There are not many places you can get this in the middle of the city,” Carolsfeld said. He’s heard plenty of anecdotal evidence regarding the popular food and bait fish, but he said he needs concrete facts and hopes to fund a creel survey, a monitoring method relying on surveying and interviewing fishermen on a daily basis. “In the Gorge itself, I never heard of any herring actually coming back last year,” said Andrew Paine, founder of the Salish Sea Herring Enhancement Society. “We did lots of visits around the Gorge

during spawning season. It is pretty disheartening we didn’t see any spawning activity.” He said multiple factors could contribute to the decline, including commercial overfishing, especially when pregnant females are targeted for their prized roe. Paine also points to creosote-treated wood pilings as killing herring eggs. He and a group of volunteers are testing a solution in Saanich Inlet, whereby the wood is covered with landscaping cloth, effectively shielding roe from direct contact. Paine said a similar technique, coupled with information gathered from proper monitoring, could help Gorge herring stocks bounce back. editor@vicnews.com

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Association and geared towards Grade 4 through 7 students, aims to teach kids about climate change through in-class lessons and an at-home energy consumption reduction contest. “Providing resources and support for schools through programs like these is just one way that the CRD is helping to create a culture of sustainability among residents” Larisa Hutcheson, general manager CRD Environmental Sustainability, said in a release. The educational programs were launched Thursday at Saanich’s Doncaster elementary. “Having access to free programs, information and resources on environmental issues is a great way to support schools and young learners,” said Marla Margetts, vice-principal of Doncaster. “We have an engaged student population and teachers who strive to deliver locally relevant curriculum.” For more information on the educational resources, visit crd.bc.ca. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Conservator Lisa Bengston checks a panel on a handmade Chinese Freemason’s lantern at the Royal B.C. Museum. curator Tzu-I Chung says many of the people interviewed in conjunction with the new exhibit Tradition in Felicities: Celebrating 155 years of Victoria’s Chinatown, were on hand and grew up together in the area. “Many of these people haven’t seen each other in years,” Chung says. “We know there are many, many stories waiting to be told.” She acknowledges that given the ages of people who can give personal accounts of life around Victoria and across B.C. from generations past, it’s important to do more interviews sooner than later. Working with people who can

Ongoing exhibit Multimedia display Tradition in Felicities: Celebrating 155 years of Victoria’s Chinatown, is on now through Sept. 29 in the third-floor foyer at the Royal B.C. Museum. Exhibit is included in museum admission or free for pass holders. Visit royalbcmuseum.bc.ca for more details.

recall our community history is critical to reconnecting with the community at large, Lohman says. “Generating a variety of cultural perspectives, then pairing those with the rich collections from the museum and archives, help tell us B.C.’s diverse stories,” he says. Besides making better use of artifacts, Willis says, the museum plans to utilize its galleries more as backdrops for poets, artists and musicians who have been inspired by B.C. history to create their own works. “It’s a great environment for things to happen, for us to present, but also for other people to come in and be inspired,” he says. “It also relieves us from being the only authority. The museum is a trusted authority, but people don’t necessarily want to hear the museum lecture them on every topic. This is a scenario where there is a conversation, from First Nations and other (groups). It’s an opportunity for their voices to be heard.” editor@vicnews.com

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Tourism strategy must be regional Efficiency is a buzzword around government these days, as it is in the private sector. In B.C. that scenario isn’t expected to end anytime soon, regardless which party settles into office after the May provincial election. The beleaguered tourism industry in Greater Victoria and the rest of the province continues to be subject to such funding restraints. With sluggish economies keeping people from spending less vacation dollars, local tourism promoters must get even more creative in marketing the area to potential visitors. That doesn’t necessarily mean coming up with more grabby slogans – remember Tourism Victoria’s “Your search for the perfect orgasm is over” campaign? It means looking at new ways of doing more with less. Time will tell whether the Liberals’ creation of Destination B.C. is just pre-election window dressing or a serious effort to enhance the marketing efforts of the many regional and community destination marketing organizations in the province. In the meantime, local and regional groups can take steps to improve their own lot by teaming with neighbouring organizations to market Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland better. Rather than waiting for the post-2010 Olympics ripple to come, why not work together to remind the visitors who came to Vancouver and Whistler, but were focused on the Games, how great our region is? Tourism Victoria has done a good job attracting people here from relatively nearby locales – Western Canada and the U.S. West Coast. But at a time when gaining a share of people’s limited travel budgets is becoming more difficult and competitive, a consistent, joint action plan – perhaps one that casts the net farther – could attract new visitors and provide enough stimulus to help get everyone through the lean times. We can’t expect government to lay all the groundwork for the industry and create a perfect environment for entrepreneurship. That has to be done by businesspeople who see opportunities and work hard to create a place for themselves in an industry that continues to be one of B.C.’s biggest economic generators. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette 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.

Feds must heed damning report When the Deepwater Horizon less than one per cent protected drilling platform exploded in 2010, now and are not likely to meet our killing 11 people and spewing goal within this century. massive amounts of oil “We know that there into the Gulf of Mexico, it is a boom in natural cost more than $40 billion resources in this country to mop up the mess. In and I think what we Canada, an oil company need now – given the would only be liable for gaps, given the problems only $30 million, leaving we found – is a boom taxpayers on the hook in environmental for the rest. That’s just protection in this one of a litany of flaws country as well,” Canada’s environment Vaughan told the Globe commissioner identified and Mail. Not dealing David Suzuki with the government’s with the risks will cause with Ian Hanington economic losses, he said, approach to environmental protection. as well as damage to According to environment human health and the environment, and sustainable development because it will cost more to clean commissioner Scott Vaughan, who up problems than prevent them. released a final series of audits This is not coming from a treebefore stepping down, the federal hugging environmentalist, but from government’s failure to protect the the government’s own independent environment is putting Canadians’ office of the auditor general. It health and economy at risk. should concern all Canadians. Vaughan says the government We have a beautiful country, has no real plan to reduce blessed with a spectacular natural greenhouse gas emissions and is environment and a progressive, not even on track to meet its own caring society. But we can’t take it modest targets (already watered for granted. Beijing was probably a down from the widely accepted nicer city when you could breathe emission-levels baseline of 1990 the air without risking your life. to 2005). It is unprepared for Often, the justification for failing tanker accidents and oil spills in to care for the environment is that coastal waters. It lacks regulations it’s not economically feasible. It’s governing toxic chemicals used by not a rational argument – we can’t the oil industry. survive and be healthy ourselves He noted the federal government if we degrade or destroy the air, does not even require the oil and water, soil and biodiversity that gas industry to disclose chemicals make it possible for us to live well. it uses in fracking, which means Vaughan shows the folly of this there is no way to assess the risks. way of thinking on a more basic And despite the fact that Canada level. Beyond the high costs of has committed to protecting 20 per cleaning up after environmental cent of its oceans by 2020, we have contamination or disasters, he

notes the government doesn’t even have a handle on some of the financial implications of its policies. “The government does not know the actual cost of its support to the fossil fuel sector,” he reports. He added it has no idea how much its sector-by-sector approach to greenhouse gas emissions will cost either, even though that was a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol, which the government bailed on, arguing it was too expensive. The government has also steadfastly refused to consider putting a price on carbon, through a carbon tax and/or cap-and-trade, even though economists point to the ever-growing mountain of evidence that those are effective ways to reduce carbon emissions. With an expected doubling of fracking wells, from 200,000 to 400,000, and tripling of tanker traffic off the West Coast, we can’t afford such a lax approach. Our prime minister has responded mostly with slogans and platitudes, but others in government say the issues will be addressed. For the sake of our country’s future, we must demand that they keep that promise and recognize the role the environment commissioner has in analyzing Canada’s environmental practices and recommending improvements. Given our government’s record of ignoring scientific evidence and gutting environmental laws and programs, it will have to do a lot more to convince Canadians that it doesn’t see environmentalists and environmental regulation simply as impediments to fossil fuel development. suzuki.org

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LETTERS

Sewage treatment plant could work on West Shore Chair Denise Blackwell and the Core Area Liquid Waster Management Committee recently agreed that they did not necessarily have the best plan and asked for ideas for any better strategies for the Capital Regional District. Here’s a great one. Albert Head, a federally owned property of more than 52 hectares has a “no restriction� land-use designation and would easily hold a secondary sewage treatment plant. Underwater, Albert Head is five to six kilometres from current pumping stations. By altering the direction of the current outflow pipes from south (to the straits) to west to the Albert Head peninsula, the controversial harbour entrance site, with its multiple risk factors, including the massive

dig under the water of the harbour entrance, is eliminated. Also eliminated is the need for 17 km of pressurized piping through parkland, municipal and residential land and infrastructure, to the barely adequate, time-limited Hartland landfill and back. Albert Head is a wooded, remote acreage that allows room for on-site sludge treatment/disposal and is ideally located for the cleaned water dispersal into the straits. Engineering would ensure the proper underwater pipe-pressure requirements are fitted, plus earthquake measures and damage prevention are installed. Plans could allow for the future construction of a sewage treatment plant that would support further growth of the

West Shore. The plans could also be designed for future innovation in the science of sewage disposal, whereby pharmaceuticals and heavy metals are removed and benefits to Metchosin are realized, by altering sewage for use as fertilizer in the crop industry in the rural ranch/farm municipality. I believe this is a viable, cost-effective alternative using federal land effectively. It would satisfy the many considerable complaints regarding poor land use; expensive, disruptive and massive construction; financial over-runs and future maintenance requirements for what soon could be obsolete sewage disposal practices. Irene Brett Esquimalt

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Readers respond: Mental illness, PM, Doyle Stigma perpetuated by mainstream media Re: Mental illness costs sizeable (Our View, Jan. 23) This kind of incendiary content is at the heart of the problem when it comes to the scandalous underfunding of mental health services. “Political will� to start properly funding a “broader spectrum of care for those battling mental illness� is totally dependent on citizen engagement and pressure on governments to act. After reading about mentally ill individuals involved in “serious attacks on others and even murder,� “murdering� mom, “incidents of violence� and “stabbing an innocent boy,� no sane person will call their MLA to demand increased funding to help these villains. Our media is largely to blame for perpetuating the harmful and destructive myth that mental illness equals violence. These false beliefs are at the core of the terrible stigma about mental illness that keeps communities stuck in ignorance. This demonization of the mentally ill thwarts any progressive movement to get better funding, programs and services for people afflicted with debilitating illnesses. The media must take a more reasoned and informed role in reporting about mental illness. The facts cannot be disputed: the vast majority of incidents of violent behaviour are not committed by people who are

mentally ill. And the very low percentage of people who do commit violent acts is exactly the same in the mentally ill population as in the general population, two per cent. I would love to see more stories about the many talented, amazing people with mental illnesses who are giving so much to this community. They are the rule, not the exception. Doreen Marion Gee Victoria

Canada’s PM hasn’t done such a bad job Here is a message for all of those who constantly find fault with the prime minister and our Conservative government. We give away billions of dollars every year to countries that never help themselves. Billions in wars that never end, because of the hatred warring factions have for each other’s religion. Losing young men in needless wars. Obviously, Stephen Harper has done something right, when Canada is the only country to survive the mess in the financial world. Imagine having the NDP and how their supporters love to strike, or the Liberals who have no idea what fiscal responsibility is. Canada cannot be responsible for every nation that continues to fight year after year. Our prime minister has taken care of Canada brilliantly. Eileen Nattrass Central Saanich

No mixup on gender in Doyle’s comments Re: Gender equity needed in criticisms (Letters, Feb. 1) Auditor general John Doyle’s reappointment process was rescued by Minnie Mouse, in the form of Premier Christy Clark, who chastised the committee for its questionable behaviour. The committee played the role of Mickey Mouse, so Doyle was politically correct. Roger Love Saanich

Auditor general may be mistaken Re: Gender equity needed in criticisms (Letters, Feb. 1) Did auditor-general John Doyle make a “glaring error?� Perhaps he feels he is still dealing with a Gordon Cambell government. Kathleen Sullivan Victoria

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prospects for this year are Dallas Gislason, the agency’s economic

development officer, Dan Gunn, executive director of the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC), Tourism Victoria board chair Dave Cowen and Starfish Medical CEO Scott Phillips. The event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 each, available at chemistryconsulting.ca or by calling 250-3823303.

Finance minister at luncheon Hot on the heels of the 2013 provincial budget announcement, B.C. Finance Minister Mike DeJong will be the guest speaker at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 20. Attendees of the event can learn more about how the budget may impact their businesses. The lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt St. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members plus HST. To register, visit victoriachamber.

ca or call 250-383-7191.

Downsizing Diva comes to town Seniors looking to scale back their living arrangements are the focus of Cathy Haynes, the first franchisee in Greater Victoria for Toronto-based Downsizing Diva. The company, in business for nearly 12 years, co-ordinates moves from start to finish for elderly clients moving from family homes to smaller spaces. Find more information at www.downsizingdiva. com or by calling 250634-3207.

Marketing green business strategy Putting green business practices into a company’s marketing plan is the topic of an upcoming luncheon hosted Feb. 28 at the Union Club by Sales and Marketing Executives Victoria. Guest speakers are Deirdre Campbell of Tartan PR and Jill Doucette of Synergy.

BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF The luncheon happens at 11:45 a.m. and is open to anyone. Tickets are $49 for nonmembers of the group and are available at smevictoria.com.

Who’s making news in Victoria Esquimalt’s Robin Dirks, whose blog dirtyrottenparenting. com is a lighthearted reflection on parenting challenges, placed second in the humour category recently in the Canadian Weblog Awards … Tracy Lowe has a new sewing and consignment clothing business, Coastal Design Clothing, at 3198 Quadra St. Lowe, who has sewn professionally for 20 years, offers walk-in service plus in-house fitting for people with mobility issues. Send your business news items to editor@ vicnews.com.

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The report estimates the project to be in the $35-million range. The best way to pay for that, suggests the report, is to involve partners in the project, such as Camosun College, Royal Roads University or the Canadian College of Performing Arts. A 650-seat theatre with a 240-seat flexible black box theatre is being recommended as the ideal size for the facility. A collection of studio spaces, a lobby with a coffee shop and a gallery/giftshop are recommended, “to create as much vibrance and as much activity, to bring people to the centre for other reasons than just to buy a ticket,” Schick said. Of two potential sites identified in the report, one is the former gravel pit, a 10-acre site where Metchosin Road meets the Metchosin/ Colwood border. The other site is the future home of the Royal Bay development. Schick thinks the choice is an obvious one and recommends Royal Bay as the home for the centre. “That’s really where it needs to be because the theatre wants to be in the middle of things,

it wants other things around it,” Schick said. “A theatre brings value to the community and the community brings value to the theatre. So often you’ve seen theatres stuck out in the middle of nowhere and then people wonder why nobody wants to go there.” For a time it was thought the arts centre could be combined with the new secondary school being built in the Royal Bay area. Eventually planners determined the needs for culture in the area now and in the future mean having both an arts-focused high school and a community arts centre is warranted. The project is at an early stage, said Lukens, and the details are still to be sorted out. She said she is confident the arts centre will be built but said it will take some time. “My heart tells me it will go ahead,” Lukens said. “It’s not going to happen in the next two or three years. It’s still going to be five, seven, 10 years before it’s completed. … There’s still a whole bunch of steps that have to happen.” Lukens said the next step, should council receive the report, will

be to start to talk to potential partners and try to secure a location and funding. kwells@goldstream gazette.com

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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN BRIEF

Rowing competition hits View Royal coffee shop

Make a merry marmalade in Metchosin

Raise the Roof at Serious Coffee in View Royal. Race 100m head-tohead or against the clock on Concept2 Rowing Machines. Try your speed against Green Party MLA candidate Susan Low. This event will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and the Esquimalt-Royal Roads Green Party election campaign. The fundraising event is by donation at Serious Coffee View Royal, 1701 Island Hwy Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

A marmalade workshop led by top marmaladier Brian Domney is set for Sunday, Feb. 17 in Metchosin. For the $10 registration fee, participants receive enough Seville oranges to fill seven to nine 250 ml jars plus secret tips to ensure welljelled heaven. Bring sharp paring knife, cutting board, containers to carry prepared oranges. Workshop runs 2 to 4 p.m. at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

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Dancing With Rage: Mar y Walsh

Comedian Mary Walsh has created a new show that incorporates all the characters she has played over the years, including the infamous warrior princess, Marg Delahunty, with her armour-plated breasts and razor-sharp wit. Dancing With Rage will have you jumping for joy at the Metro Studio Feb 19. Tickets at ticketrocket.org.

Actor at home on Victoria stage Megan Cole News staff

With a career spanning more than 35 years, including touring theatre productions and voice acting work, working at home in Victoria is an exciting opportunity for actress Tracey Moore. This is the first time in more than 10 years that Moore has worked in the city she calls home. “I get up in the morning and walk to work,” she said with a smile. “There are no ferries, planes, long car rides. I couldn’t be more thrilled.” Moore is part of the upcoming production at the Belfry Theatre, Helen’s Necklace, but she is no stranger to the Belfry stage. Last year, Moore took the stage as part of Home is a Beautiful Word, and she is happy to be back on stage in Fernwood. “There is so much to like about

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Tracey Moore, right, and Lee Majdoub run through scenes of Helen’s Necklace before opening night at the Belfry Theatre. it,” she said. “It’s easy to be creative because when there is stress, you have to work around the stress to be able to pull things to use for

your work. So when everyone gets along – like they do at the Belfry – you can really just get down to work.”

Helen’s Necklace takes place in a Middle Eastern city where, Helen, a Canadian, tries to retrace her steps in the hopes of finding a lost necklace. Throughout the story, Helen is brought face to face with the realities of a war-torn city and the many impacts of loss. With characters like Sailor Moon, Share Bear from the Care Bears and Anne from Anne of Green Gables as part of her past works, Moore has found more to connect with in Helen. “Helen, I would say, would not be foreign to a lot of women in Victoria,” she said. “She’s an interesting character in literature that we now see emerging.” Moore said in the past female characters have typically been “maidens, mothers or crones,” but now roles like Helen portray a woman who stands on her own and experiences the world on her own terms.

Moore shares the stage with Lee Majdoub who plays Nabil. While Moore hadn’t worked with the production’s director James Fagan Tait, she knew both Tait and the Belfry’s artistic director Michael Shamata from the early years of her career. “(Shamata) is a long term friend and so is Tait,” she said. “We knew each other when we were all starting out in the east. We’d all crossed paths many times but we’ve never worked together. … Then Helen’s Necklace came up and Tait was going to direct it. I love (Tait), he’s brilliant and fun, so I jumped at the chance to come in and audition. It all worked out and I couldn’t be more thrilled.” Helen’s Necklace runs until March 3 at the Belfry’s Studio A. For tickets call the box office at 250-385-6815, visit 1291 Gladstone Ave., or buy online at belfry.bc.ca mcole@oakbaynews.com

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AA basketball playoffs The province’s No. 3-ranked Saint Michaels University School Blue Jaguars and the No. 7 Lambrick Park Lions are the co-favourites to be in the AA boys city basketball final at SMUS, 5 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 16).

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Slowing Grizz hold first Vernon Vipers’ Dexter Dancs slams into Victoria Grizzlies’ David Mazurek as they struggle to pursue a loose puck during BC Hockey League action Sunday at Wesbild Centre. Natalia Vignola Black Press

The Vernon Vipers bit back at the Victoria Grizzlies with a 3-2 win in Vernon on Sunday, Feb. 10. It was payback from the Grizzlies’ 1-0 shutout of the Vipers in Victoria last month. It was also the Grizzlies second regulation loss in February, something that hadn’t happened in 2013 until Feb. 8, when the Grizz fell to the Langley Chiefs 6-3. Regardless, the Grizzlies (32-11-0-6) are 3-2-1 in February and remain first in the B.C. Hockey League with 70 points. Next are the Penticton Vees with 67 points. Scoring in the loss for the Grizz were a couple of ex-Vipers. Turner Lawson was stymied by Vipers goalie Danny Todoyschuk on two solid scor-

ing chances, but buried a low wrister from 12 feet midway through the second period, his sixth of the year. Pearce Eviston, who was traded by the Vipers a month ago, dangled and went low on a Victoria powerplay five minutes later. Lawson played 50 games as a shut-down defenceman for Vernon last year, and is enjoying a solid role on right wing with Bill Bestwick’s aggressive Grizzlies. “At the start of the year, I was still kind of trying to figure out the finer things of forward. I think I’m kind of getting the hang of it later in the season here so hopefully I’ll be really good for playoffs,” said Lawson. It’s a completely different hand of cards for the 19-yearold, who could just as easily be

on the Vipers (16-23-1-7), a team outside the playoffs, looking in. Instead, he’s atop the league. “I’m really surprised actually,” Lawson said. “I thought it was going to be a really big year for (the Vipers), especially hosting RBC next year.” The Grizz host the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday night, 7:15 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena.

Royals swap injuries Alex Gogolev is out but Logan Nelson is day-to-day and could return this weekend for the Victoria Royals. The Royals are in Red Deer tonight, Calgary on Saturday and Edmonton on Sunday. -With files from Kevin Mitchell/Vernon Morning Star sports@vicnews.com

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Island league’s wild move Wild Card Game Sunday at the Bear Travis Paterson News staff

Go Kerry Park Islanders, go. That’s the sentiment to be shared when players from the Peninsula Panthers, Saanich Braves and Victoria Cougars stand in audience to cheer the Islanders versus the Campbell River Storm in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s first ever Wild Card Game on Sunday. Puck drop is 1:30 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena followed by the VIJHL’s awards ceremony. The Wild Card Game gives the South division’s fifth place team, the Islanders, the chance to steal the playoff spot owned by the North division’s fourth place team, the Storm. The reason the south teams will be cheering the Islanders is because the Wild Card Game will also decide home advantage in the VIJHL final. If the Islanders win, whatever team represents the South division in the Brent Patterson Memo-

rial final gets the extra home game. And with just one regulation loss in 47 of the 48-game schedule, the defending champion Cougars are the favourite to be that team. If Campbell River wins on Sunday, however, then there will be some deep breaths coming from the Cougars’ dressing room before the day is done. “The league is looking for innovative ways to structure the playoffs,” Cougars president and governor Gary Boyer said. “At times the league had toyed with making our all (VIJHL All-Star Classic) the home ice decider for the final, just like Major League Baseball. “I can say the (Cougars’) coaching staff and players are a lot more passionate about it than I am.” It looks obvious that the Cougars would be against the new feature coming in for this season, as they are head and shoulder above the rest of the league, Boyer said. “In hind sight it’s not the best news for us. But take us out of the equation and the rest of the teams aren’t that far apart in the standings.”

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In other words, Boyer is supporting it for now. Perhaps a day will come again when the Cougars are not the most dominating junior hockey team in Canada, in respect to their league. As for having rival players together in the stands for Sunday’s match, the common goal should keep them all at bay. Let’s hope a win by the Storm doesn’t upset the precarious balance.

Braves draw Wolves The Cougars will face the Panthers and the Braves will face the Wolves in the South division’s first round playoff series. The Cougars and Panthers game times were yet to be announced at press time. The Braves will host Game 1 vs. the Wolves Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. at George Pearkes Arena. Game 2 is expected to be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Bear Mountain Arena but is to be determined. Game 3 is Friday, Feb. 22, at Pearkes. The full schedule for both series will be online soon at vicnews.com, where an update of the Braves season is also available. A full preview of both series is coming Feb. 22. sports@vicnews.com

Stingers bite Roadrunners Parker Phillips potted 27 as the Stellys Stingers (1-9) won their first game of the season, 71-65 over the Reynolds Roadrunners (1-9) on Tuesday. Justin Atwal led Reynolds with 17 points. Liam Horne scored 25 as the Oak Bay Bays (9-1) won 65-59 over the Claremont Spartans (8-2). Erik Spaven posted 27 as his Belmont Bulldogs beat the Mount Doug Rams 71-48. Girls and boys AA basketball city finals go this weekend with the girls at Brentwood College in Mill Bay.

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Black belt karate brothers Geoffrey, left, and Jean Newell, have qualified for the 2013 Karate national black belt championships in Toronto next month. The proteges are also the driving force for the Island’s Zone 6 provincial region and have already qualifed for the 2014 provincial championships. Travis Paterson/News staff

Bros ready for nats Karate’s Newells are nationals bound Travis Paterson News staff

Karate’s Newell brothers have come a long way and they’re only getting started. Geoffrey, 17, and Jean, 14, took up karate six years ago and from that point they’ve been focused on reaching the world championships. “They were only three months in when we showed them a video of the worlds and they started mimicking the Team Kata movements from the black belt competition,” said mother Brigette. Right then mom and dad, David, knew if the boys could reproduce elements of the black belt kata from the world championships, which is the highest level of the choreographed series of movements, then the sky was the limit. It’s been one step at a time, but things are going fast. The brothers are currently training 20 hours a week for the Karate Canada National Championships, March 15 to 17 in Toronto. “Team Kata takes a lot of practise, you really have to feel where the (other person) is at,” Geoffrey said. It’s the first nationals for Jean, and the second for Geoffrey, who, as a brown belt, had to defeat

many black belts to win bronze in 2011. Jean just earned his black belt in 2012 as a 14-year-old, the minimum age, and he and Geoffray already have multiple provincial, national and international medals to their name. Last weekend they were in Vancouver where they picked up so many medals they need mom to keep track of them all. Geoffrey’s kata is so clean he won gold not only in his 16- and 17-year-old divisions, but in the 18 to 20 and men’s open divisions as well. He also took gold in kumite (sparring) amongst 16-and 17- yearolds for his weight class of sub-55 kilograms, and was second in the next age among the 18 to 20 year olds. Like big brother, Jean won gold in his age and weight class for kumite and kata, and won silver in the next age group up for kumite. For those doing the math, that meant Jean lost to Geoffrey in the kumite 16-17 category. Jean also won two gold and two silver at the B.C. Winter Games in 2012. Home schooled out of Oak Bay, the boys maximize their flexible schedule by traveling twice a week to Duncan where they train and teach at the Fernando Correia School of Karate. Here in town they train with black belt Craig Devlin twice a week. At nationals Geoffrey will spar in the individual kumite against fellow 16 and 17 year olds, and the brothers will compete in the Team Kata 14- to 17-year-old division. sports@vicnews.com

Wrestling will be back, says coach Travis Paterson News staff

The International Olympic Committee voted wrestling out for the 2020 Games and beyond on Tuesday. The caretakers of the Games put the sport to the curb despite it being an original part of the modern Games, which started in 1896. It came as a surprise to most in the wrestling community. Especially with reports wrestling is unlikely to find its way back in. The vote does have to be ratified in September, near about the same time either Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo will be named host of the 2020 Games. “Most of the wrestling is in Russia and the (Middle East), and I can see them just going crazy,” said local coach Ed Ashmore. As the pillar of the local wrestling community, Ashmore has kept the sport alive in Victoria, having coached it here since 1964. He helped Victoria athletes Taras Hryb (Munich 1972) and Clark Davis (Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988) go to the Olympics, and sent multiple athletes to provincial and national titles.

“I’m not overly excited about the vote but my gut feeling is it will get back in again,” Ashmore said. “The Olympics are getting too big, way too costly, and too many events. Wrestling is the original but one of the things is it needs to be more exciting. They try to make it that way, but the average joe doesn’t watch it, maybe the finals.” Wrestling has seen better days in Victoria and there are currently only two high school wrestling teams, Esquimalt High and Reynolds secondary. Everyone else has the option of wrestling with the Victoria Commonwealth Bulldogs out of Cedar Hill middle school, a team started by Ashmore. Among those on the Bulldogs are a pair of brothers, Donovan and Michael Huynh, cousins of Olympic gold medallist Carole Huynh. Ashmore’s hope is that the Olympic decision won’t affect wrestling numbers here in Victoria, at least in the short term. But over time, it could lead to more government cuts funding to wrestling, Ashmore said. The high school provincial wrestling championships take place in Duncan, Feb. 28 to March 2. sports@vicnews.com

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ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com

Sales Representative Lassonde Industries Inc. is a North American leader in the development, manufacture and sale of innovative and distinctive lines of fruit and vegetable juices and drinks marketed under recognized brands such as Oasis, Everfresh, Fairlee and Rougemont. We are currently looking for an experienced sales representative to cover the Vancouver Island area. The Retail Sales Representative will be responsible for managing all aspects of sales and customer service in a professional and efficient manner. This position will assure distribution of all listed Lassonde products, as well as indentify new business opportunities and increase sales in the respective territory. Lassonde Offers a Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Benefit Package & Company Car. This is your chance to join an innovative and forward looking company! www.lassonde.com fax: 1-450-469-3360 email: mathieu.simard@lassonde.com


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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE -Friday, February 15, 2013 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

PAIR MURANO red wedding goblets, Chinese Carpet 12’x9’, beautiful condition, dark blue background, $1,000. Water colour paintings by Joyce Mitchell (from private collection) Canadian artist. Call 250388-3718.

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

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

TRUCKS & VANS

WE BUY HOUSES

ESQUIMALT- fully eqip furn condo, 6 mos, Apr 15-Oct 15, 1 bdrm+ den, 1.5 baths, water/mtn views. NS/NP utils parking incld. $1100. 250-3823630, ruthpeibc@gmail.com

$50 to $1500

Mr. Scrapper

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!

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY: DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, rec room, ocean views, $1450. Call 250-656-5430.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

ACREAGE

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.

WINTER VACATION Home in sunny Mesa, AZ. Gated 55+ community, 5 pools & hot tubs, Wood work shop, stain glass making, computer courses, tennis, etc, site café, w/live Music, nearby golf courses. 250-245-0295. $8,900. Email: ltd-ventures@shaw.ca

$200,000, PRIVATE 18.5 acreage overlooking lake at Honeymoon Bay. Near park, beach, store, zoned A1. Call (250)709-9656.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

2 BR / 2 BA Condo. #208 - 300 Waterfront Cres New Price. Sat 1 - 3, Sun 1 - 2

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

4 BR / 3 BA House 2883 Cudlip Rd, Shawnigan Saturday 1 - 3

SUITES, UPPER

APARTMENT/CONDO

CEDAR HILL- 1 bdrm, bright, clean. N/S, cat ok. $690. 250655-5060 leave msg.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535

COLWOOD- 2 bdrm level entry, shared W/D, NS/NP. Refs, $1100 incls utils. 250-391-7915

OPEN HOUSE

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

SUITES, LOWER

GLEN LAKE- cozy 1 bdrm in private home. NS/NP, utils incld’d, $750. (250)474-4682.

RENTALS

Duncan, 2 bed, 2 bath adult Condo, #3-370 Cairnsmore St. Level entry, patio, small pet ok. Newly reno’d. $146,000. (250)597-8070

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

DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm Condo, 6 appls, underground prkg, $1195 mo. (250)882-2330.

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.

WANTED TO RENT WANTED: CABIN/cottage. wood heat, minimum electricity, surrounded by nature. Metchosin or East Sooke area. Excellent ref’s. 250-381-6171.

$$$ CASH $$$

FREE TOW AWAY

CLUNKERS

250-686-3933

250-858-JUNK

FOR

SPORTS & IMPORTS

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: Bright 1 bdrm deluxe suite. Short term. info@corbetthouse.ca

Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans

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

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

1979 Datsun 280ZX. Silver grey in excellent condition. 98,000 km. Appraised at $10,500, asking $7,900, will consider reasonable offers. Records available.(250) 6554359

MARINE BOATS

MOTORCYCLES

SUNWAY BOAT TOPS- Now located in the Western communities. Call Murray Southern at 250-744-0363 or Email: sunway@telus.net

2008 DERBY Scooter, 49cc, no motorcycle licence req’d, great shape, 5000 km, w/ helmet. Must sell (Moving). $1400 obo. (250)217-2988.

MOORAGE AVAILABLE Westport marina has 20’ to 30’ slips available. Lowest rates in the area, annual or monthly terms. Saanich Peninsula’s most sheltered marina. Keyed security gates, ample free parking, full service boatyard. 2075 Tryon Rd. N. Saanich 250-656-2832 westport@thunderbirdmarine.com www.thunderbirdmarine.com/westport

AUTO SERVICES

MOORAGE

TOP CASH PAID For ALL unwanted vehicles. Free Towing $$$ 250-885-1427 $$$

CARS

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Your Community

Classifieds 1988 CHEVROLET Barettablack, w/grey velour interior, 2.8L, 5 speed standard, good cond. $950. obo. Brian, 250999-7887, 250-886-4299. 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.

- BUYING - RENTING - SELLING -

can take you places!

2003 R/T Durango, fully loaded, leather, midnight black, full tint package and more. Immaculate inside and out, 126,000 km. (Moving). Have all receipts, $6900 obo. Call (250)217-2988.

TRUCKS & VANS 1988 FORD 16’ cube Van, 176,000 KMS, good condition, $2950. Call (250)656-7132.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Commercial and Residential. New Year Contracts. Clean-Ups & Landscaping 778-678-2524

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

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

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, windows, power washing, roof demoss, repairs. Insured. BLUELINE GUTTERS. Continuous gutter and more. Call for free est. (250)893-8481. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

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

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CARPET INSTALLATION

DRYWALL

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

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

ELECTRICAL

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

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

TAX 250-477-4601 BLACK TIE Bookkeeping. Complete bookkeeping and payroll. (250)812-3625, stef@ blacktiebookkeeping.com DOUBLE C Bookkeeping. Bookkeeping and Income Tax for all of your personal and small business needs. 250514-3833 doublecbooks@shaw.ca

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

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

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

NEED HELP cleaning your house? $18/hr. Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.

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

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

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

CARPET INSTALLATION

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

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

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FENCING

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

FRUIT TREES Overgrown? Shaping trees & roses. Blackberry clearing. Call John, 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

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

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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.

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

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

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. Pay No Tax Special! Big Bear Handyman. For all your Home and Business maintenance needs. Free Est. 250-896-6071 THE LANGFORD MANquality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

✭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.


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250.388.3535

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

INSULATION

MOVING & STORAGE

PAINTING

PLUMBING

TREE SERVICES

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

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

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.

Peacock Painting

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

BUDDY’S TREE SERVICESTrimming, pruning, chipping, removals, hedges. Insured. Keith, (250)474-3697.

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

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

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

HAPPY VALLEY Reno’s. Home repairs, small reno’s. No job too small. 30 years experience. Call (250)474-7277. RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545. THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK 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

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

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

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

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PLUMBING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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

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

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Victoria Hospice Congratulates

The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, Victoria Commandery on the

900th Anniversary of their

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Official Founding February 15th, 1113 The Order is a registered Canadian Charitable Organization that provides palliative care support for the sick, the needy, and the poor in Victoria. Victoria Hospice was honoured this past year to be chosen by The Order to receive $50,000 a year over the next five years to support hospice work in the community through funding for a “Closer to the Community” Counsellor. Congratulations on 900 years from Victoria Hospice and the patients and families we serve.

www.VictoriaHospice.org

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, February 15, 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 www.vericoselect.com

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the February 14-20 edition of Real Estate Victoria

205-732 Cormorant St, $217,900

12-942 Boulderwood R, $734,900

413 Ker Ave, $419,800

3629 Coleman, $648,888

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Betty ‘K’, 250-516-8306

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gina Sundberg, 250-812-4999

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling, 250-385-2033

pg. 5

205-2747 Quadra St., $199,000 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

1052 Colville, $529,900

11-1880 Chandler, pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Saira Waters, 250-592-4422

116-75 Songhees, $998,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roland Stillings, 250-744-3301

pg. 10

pg. 1

402-1433 Faircliff Lane, $283,000

107-68 Songhees, $359,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Laurel Hounslow, 250-592-4422

pg. 11

pg. 10

pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes May Alexandria, 250-384-8124

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

pg. 10

Sunday 2:30 - 4PM Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 478-9600

11-4318 Emily Carr Dr, $539,000

pg. 6

409 Chadwick Place, $1,259,900 pg. 24

pg. 3

987 Falkland Rd, $899,900

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

Sunday 11-1 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

pg. 6

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rich Humphries 250 592-4422

pg. 8

pg. 5

302-1025 Meares St, $329,000 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 11

2740 Dewdney Ave., $995,000 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 5863864

pg. 5

pg. 10

501 Richmond, $689,000 Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 10

1004-1034 Johnson St, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien, 250-889-7709

pg. 20

pg. 10 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

2913 Quadra, $550,000

pg. 11

10 Parkcrest, $599,900 pg. 7

Sunday 12:30 - 2 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 478-9600

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 5715449

pg. 13

pg. 23

pg. 12

5410 Fowler, $549,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 12

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

pg. 20

912 Neff, $499,900 pg. 24

pg. 6

404-611 Brookside, $189,000 Daily 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

1851 Barrett Dr., $655,000

pg. 12

pg. 3

pg. 8

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

512-2745 Veterans Memorial Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 250 686-6325

pg. 14

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

pg. 14

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

pg. 14

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

pg. 7

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,099,000

11075 Salal Pl, $599,900 Sunday 1:30-3:30 JONEsco Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

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

44-2070 Amelia Ave.

2215 Spirit Ridge Dr, $939,900 pg. 14

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

pg. 23

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

pg. 14

1690 Texada, $1,189,000 pg. 12

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

pg. 14

1905 Portway, $948,000 pg. 17

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291

2415 Carpenter Rd, $649,900

648 Lands End Rd, $1,129,000 pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

Sunday 1:30-3:30 JONESco Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

1701 Jefferson, $459,000 Saturday & Sunday 12-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty John Monkhouse, 250-592-4422

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

pg. 8

pg. 18

637 Rason Rd, $499,900 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 1

pg. 15

4-278 Island Hwy, $229,900

4105 Torquay, $569,000

2945 Colquitz, $449,900

875 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900

3582 Pechanga, $459,000

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

Saturday & Sunday 12-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty John Monkhouse, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

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

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

pg. 8

pg. 18

6672 Steeple Chase, $384,900

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

pg. 23

pg. 15

622 Goldstream Ave.

8712 Bourne Terr, $638,000

1494 Fairfield, $299,900 pg. 3

pg. 18

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

205-2490 Bevan Ave, $260,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131

pg. 15

633 Rason Rd., $548,800

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

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

pg. 6

2136 Bellamy Rd, $519,900

1731 Orcas Park Terr, $689,000

Saturday 2-4 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Don Sparling, 250-656-5511 pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921 pg. 18 & 5872069

Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

pg. 5

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

9173 Basswood, $999,000

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

4016 Rainbow Hill Lane, $739,000 pg. 24

pg. 15

4294 Torquay Dr, $539,900

Saturday 1:30-3:30 JONESco Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Chris LeBlanc, 250-478-9141

pg. 14

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Dave Lynn, 250-592-4422

4040 Borden St

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

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

4859 Rocky Point Rd, $399,900

7891 Patterson, $599,900 Saturday 2:30 - 4 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 478-9600

4029 Providence, $899,888

1742 Tiffin Pl, $649,900 pg. 11

pg. 11

402-1122 Hilda, $199,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

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

5255 Parker, $1,898,000

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 13

114-1110 Willow, $399,000

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Shannon Jackson, 250-474-6003

106 Fraser Lane, $148,000 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

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

5-15 Helmcken, $438,000

9-1529 Cooper Rd

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

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

1551 Stockton Cres, $878,000

Saturday & Monday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Smith, 250-477-7291 pg. 11

pg. 2

17-7675 East Saanich, $289,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

403-1521 Church, $295,000

3217 Shelbourne St, $449,500

1261 Vista Hts Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Chris Dusseault, 250-516-8773

pg. 13

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

3072 Cadboro Bay, $789,999 Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

2194 Ferndale, $679,900

401-670 Dallas Rd, $559,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 3

pg. 17

104-405 Quebec, $399,900

Saturday 2-3 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

1687 Brousson, $529,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 1

991 Rattanwood, $495,000

pg. 23

3648 Doncaster Dr, $849,000

4038 Cumberland, $499,000 2625 Orchard Ave, $699,900

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

pg. 13

1213 Maywood, $459,900 pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford, 250-889-8200

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Noel Hache 250 744-3301

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

Saturday 11-12 (call for appt) Cathy Duncan & Associates 250-658-0967

401-866 Goldstream, $319,850

107-537 Heatherdale, $398,000

780 Lily, $559,900

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

1788 Haultain, $449,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rich Humphries 250 592-4422

Saturday 1:30-3:30 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

1816 Seawood, $739,000

131-2345 Cedar Hill Cross, $449,900 Sunday 2-4 Brown Bros Robert Young, 250-385-6900

pg. 9

1279 Tattersall, $734,800

pg. 11

pg. 13

519 Leaside, $468,500 Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

pg. 18

3353 Sewell, $609,900

743 Chesterlea, $509,000

302-1420 Beach Dr, $489,000 Saturday 11:30-1 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Don Sparling, 250-656-5511

pg. 13

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

617-623 Treanor Ave, $239,900

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

pg. 7

3-1070 Amphion, $349,900

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

pg. 15

2671 Crystalview Dr, $719,900

303-625 Admirals, $184,900

206-1033 Belmont, $597,500 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ron MacDonald 250 360-6493

pg. 10

973 Owlwood Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

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

809 Portage, $379,900

3935 Margot Pl, $479,000

A-1142 Craigflower Rd, $369,900 pg. 9

pg. 20

402-1580 Christmas, $280,000 Sunday 12-1 Brown Brothers Real Estate Dylan Hagreen 250 385-8780

pg. 13

418 Ker Ave, $489,000

613 Sturdee, $399,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 6

733A Humboldt

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

pg. 10

1655 Warren Gardens, $659,900 Saturday - Tuesday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

pg. 20

103-1000 Esquimalt Rd, $205,000 pg. 9

101-75 Songhees, $685,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

103E-1115 Craigflower, $354,900 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

1947 Runnymede

pg. 7

pg. 5

101-1235 Johnson St

pg. 12

5373 Pat Bay, $649,900

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

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Newport Realty Melanie Erickson, 250-385-2033

401-525 Broughton St, $399,000 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

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