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With houses not far off, Don Alberg watches as his cows feast on grain after being trucked to their new home in Saanich. The family is using the plot of agricultural land on Mount Douglas Cross Road as a cattle feed lot in the wake of being denied development permits for a housing subdivision. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Cows home to roost in Gordon Head Saanich calls suburban feedlot ‘bully tactic’; family says council forced agricultural use

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on Alberg stands at the rear of the rumbling livestock trailer, backed into the entrance of a new large pen. The 67-year-old Qualicum Beach resident opens the gate, giving the cattle a first look at their new home: residential Gordon Head. As the 23 bovine tenants graze about the land, the familiar sounds and rank odour of a cow farm quickly fill the air surrounding the agricultural


property, wedged in the middle of a suburban neighbourhood. “I, along with my brother and sister, are very apologetic to the neighbours. We were forced into this feedlot,” Alberg says. “(I know) feedlots don’t fit in here.” The siblings own 1516 Mount Douglas Cross Rd., a 1.64-hectare parcel that’s zoned for one house. But it’s also farmland, protected in the Agricultural Land Reserve. ! ING IST L NEW

The Gordon Head land has effectively become an extension of Alberg’s Qualicum Beach farm, as these new cows took residence in Saanich to make way for growing calves. He expects to eventually cycle cows in and out of the feedlot as they are sold off for meat. Alberg says raising cows in Saanich isn’t ideal, but the project will extract some profit from the land after the family was twice denied requests to subdivide the land for housing. In March 2011 the Albergs went before Saanich council with a plan to develop the property into 16 resiE! RIC P NEW

dential lots and remove it from the ALR. Council rejected the plan. In July 2012, the Albergs scaled back their plans, opting for a 12 lots. But council rejected their plans once again. “For us to support the removal of land from the ALR it would have to be such a compelling argument (and be) for the greater good of our community … not the development of more houses,” Coun. Susan Brice said in 2011, summing up council’s reasoning for rejection. PLEASE SEE: Land held cows until 2004, Page A8 E! RIC P NEW

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The world awaits at the Royal BC Museum Watch for your 2013 guide to all that’s happening at the Museum, distributed through your home delivered copies of today’s community newspaper. Have you visited the Royal BC Museum lately? An exciting array of special events and exhibitions is waiting to be discovered this spring and summer. In addition to the full spectrum of engaging displays highlighting B.C.’s human and natural history, the museum has compiled an extensive calendar designed for both locals and visitors. Watch for your guide to what’s happening at the museum distributed through Black Press Newspapers on March 1. Continuing through April 1 is the illuminating Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 exhibit, featuring 100 largescale, back-lit photographs in 19 categories. Organized by the U.K.’s Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the photographs were chosen from 48,000 entries from across the globe, by a panel that included some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Shedding light on a fascinating area of local history is Tradition in Felicities: Celebrating 155 Years of Victoria’s Chinatown, exploring Canada’s oldest Chinatown through a unique artifact, images and stories from the elders from the archives. Continuing through Sept. 29, the display reveals a close-knit community of families developing new identities

Did you know? A Royal BC membership is one of the best deals in town. Enjoy unlimited admission to galleries and exhibitions, special events, programs and services, an informative newsletter and exclusive Kids’ Club program, plus a 20-per-cent discount at IMAX, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Vancouver Art Gallery, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Science World, Royal Ontario Museum, Museum of Vancouver and Victoria Butterfly Gardens, plus a 50-per-cent discount on admission at Glenbow Museum.

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Students from the Victoria Chinese Public School take a break from hanging New Year decorations at the museum.

as Chinese Canadians and the felicities – the joyful celebrations of traditional Chinese holidays – that united and strengthened them since their first arrivals in the mid-1800s. The centrepiece is the oldest-known Chinese Freemason’s lantern from Victoria’s Chinatown. Hand-made with paper over a bamboo frame, heat from lights or candles powered an intricate system of wheels and long black hairs to move parts of the lantern, animating nature scenes set among other decoration. Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the museum’s object conservator using science-based treatments to preserve the lantern, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sept. 29. The stand-out exhibition of the 2013 season will be Race to the End of the Earth, May 17 to Oct. 14, and its accompanying lecture series. Recounting one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration – the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911 and 1912 – Race explores the epic adventures of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Capt. Robert Falcon Scott of the British Royal Navy on their respective 3,900-km (1,800-mile) journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the Pole and back.

Through photographs, paintings and original artifacts, Race to the End of the Earth places visitors in the midst of Antarctic exploration and research. After choosing a character card and assuming the personality of a member of the expeditionary teams, visitors can move through the exhibition, discovering clues about their character’s experiences on the way to the South Pole. Don’t miss the life-sized re-creations of Scott’s hut at Cape Evans, including his study and crew members’ living spaces, and Amundsen’s underground workrooms, where his crew was able to work protected from extreme wind and cold. A stunning video projection, digital map and other interactive exhibits will reveal what scientists are learning today about Antarctica’s surprising sub-ice landscape, ocean currents and weather. Learn how people manage to live yearround in this forbidding yet fascinating place – including the Royal BC Museum’s own Jana Stefan, a conservator and exhibit arts technician, who has lived and worked in Antarctica for two seasons, enduring extreme living conditions in order to preserve the world’s most remote historic site, R.F. Scott’s Expedition Hut!

March 6 – Live @ Lunch: Tradition in Felicities, with museum history curator Dr. Tzu-I Chung. March 21 – Victoria’s Sweet Secret: 100 Years of Confectionery History, 7 to 9 p.m. with historian Sherri Robinson. March 29 to April 1 – April Fool’s Weekend Scavenger Hunt. March 31 – Wonder Sunday: Dancing the Wild Life. Innovative dancers bring wildlife photographs to life. April 28 – Wonder Sunday: Big, Bigger, Biggest – mammoths, whales and more. May 16 – Dr. Ross MacPhee, curator of Race to the End of the Earth, recounting a gripping tale of Antarctic adventure and tragedy. May 23 – Uncorked: The Teenage Years of the BC Wine Industry, 7 to 9 p.m. May 31 & June 1 – Night at the Museum for families. Theme: Race to the End of the Earth June 6 – Quest Lecture: Guide Hayley Shephard recounts her attempt to kayak solo around South Georgia Island. June 30 – Wonder Sunday: Art and Interconnection. Explore B.C. ‘s many cultures through art. July 1 – Canada Day celebrations and old-time Penny Carnival, 12 to 4 p.m. July 4 – Quest Lecture: Photographer and climber Pat Morrow, first to climb the highest peak on all seven continents. July 8 to 12; July 22 to 26; Aug. 12 to 16; and Aug. 19 to 23 – Summer Camp: RBCM Base Camp for ages eight to 12. July 28 – Wonder Sunday: Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny. Explore on a microscopic scale. Aug. 1 – Quest Lecture: Gareth Wood discusses his two years living in a small hut in Antarctica. Aug. 3 – BC Day at the Royal BC Museum: Events, activities and programs for all ages. Aug. 25 – Wonder Sunday: Polar Adventure The penguins await! Sept. 5 – Quest Lecture: Author Adrian Raeside, related to three members of the Scott Expedition, travelled to Antarctica in 2008-09 to retrace their steps. Oct. 3 – Quest Lecture: Jana Stefan, conservator and Royal BC Museum exhibit arts technician, has lived and worked in Antarctica for two seasons, preserving the world’s most remote historic site, R.F. Scott’s Expedition Hut.

More than a Museum … An Experience! The Royal BC Museum shares the richly textured stories of the province and the people who call it home. Expand your experience by participating in our exciting public programming. From special events, lectures, children’s activities and educational programming – there is something for everyone! Check back regularly because our growing event calendar offers new and exciting opportunities year-round! • A3

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Awards pour in for Black Press papers With 24 award nominations across Vancouver Island, Black Press is once again proving its collective might at the annual BCYCNA Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards. The Saanich News picked up an Arts and Culture nomination for reporter Natalie North’s piece, entitled “Silent Observer.” “Black Press showed that when it comes to community, we have the best newspaper teams on the Island,” says Mark Warner, president Black Press Vancouver Island. Out of those 24 awards, 14 were picked up by Greater Victoria newspapers, including five for Monday Magazine, five for Oak Bay News, three for Victoria News and one for Saanich News. While the BCYCNA judges are keeping the ranking of the winners secret until the community gala in April, every short-listed nominee is guaranteed to place either first, second or third. Monday Magazine is nominated in the Portrait/Personality photo category for Al Smith’s beautiful cover image of Queen Mudder Lindsay Van Gyn; Joseph Williams’ BlogFarm cartoons were picked for the Cartoonist award; reporter Danielle Pope is nominated for Business Writing and Environmental Initiative for her stories on local chicken farming and the Island’s growing biodiesel movement. Editor Grant McKenzie and his entire team is nominated in the Special Section category for the 2012 Student Survival Guide. Along with a prestigious nomination for overall Newspaper Excellence, Oak Bay News’ launch of Tweed magazine netted two awards for Newspaper Promotion and Special Publication. Editor Laura Lavin and her entire team are also nominated in the Special Section category for “A Day in the Life of Oak Bay,” while the creative team pick up a nod for Ad Design. Victoria News goes head-to-head with Monday in business writing for Roszan Holmen’s story on “Taxpayers eat conference centre losses,” while Lavin and team get a nod for “A Day in the Life of Esquimalt.” Editorial director Kevin Laird and team also receive a Special Publications nomination for the popular Progress magazine. The 2013 British Columbia Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards will be handed out on April 20 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

With his wife Valerie next to him, Trevor Williams, left, shakes the hand of mechanical engineering professor Zuomin Dong during a convocation ceremony for Williams at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 47-year-old formally received his PhD in mechanical engineering, and passed away the next day. University of Victoria photo

A life well lived, a degree well deserved UVic works in overdrive to award PhD to student with terminal cancer Edward Hill News staff

As an engineer and passionate environmentalist, Trevor Williams was one of those guys who spent every spare moment trying to spread the bright ideas of sustainability and conservation. He and his wife Valerie had helped launch the Oak Bay Green Committee and a soft plastics recycling depot in their adopted municipality. They spoke to students around the region on ideas to make the planet better for all. He was well on his way to receiving his PhD in mechanical engineering and starting a new job at an aerospace firm in Germany, when regular life just stopped. Last November, doctors diagnosed the 47-year-old native of Wales with terminal cancer. On Jan. 11, he died in Royal Jubilee Hospital. But within the week before his death, his colleagues and academic administrators at the University of Victoria worked at institutional light speed to make sure Williams received his doctorate. After his diagnosis, one of Williams’ final wishes was to complete his PhD, which

focused on modelling how smart electrical grids could manage irregular renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind. His advisor, assistant professor Curran Crawford, and mechanical engineering department chair professor Zuomin Dong visited Williams in hospital on Friday Jan. 4, and set into motion one of the fastest turnarounds – if not the fastest – of a dissertation to convocation in UVic history. Williams had completed the bulk of his degree work, but his dissertation needed a formal defence. After a frenetic weekend assembling his papers, on Monday morning Crawford and Dong pressed Williams' case with the deans of engineering and graduate studies. That night two professors formally presented Williams’ body of research to the deans. “We examined the quality and quantity of his work,” Dong said. “We recognized that he made a real contribution to the field ... there was more than enough original contribution to justify a PhD.” That night, the dean of graduate studies wrote a memo to the UVic vice-president academic (Provost) and the senate committee on academics articulating the high quality of Williams’ work and requested the degree be granted. Early Tuesday morning the senate committee and Provost held an emergency meeting, and Dong was astonished to find the PhD signed and framed in his office by 10:30 a.m. “In 24 hours the university came

out with the degree. I was very impressed,” Dong said. Two days later on Jan. 10, 60 friends, colleagues and family crowded the seventh floor of the Jubilee Hospital for a special convocation ceremony, where David Capson, dean of the faculty of graduate studies, awarded Williams his doctorate of mechanical engineering. “It was a very beautiful ceremony. Many friends and family, lots of the university community and colleagues and PhD advisors. It was quite lovely,” Valerie Williams said. “The university did an extraordinary thing. It doesn’t happen all that often. It speaks to how well liked Trevor was and how extraordinary his work was.” Williams passed away the next day, surrounded by his friends and family, including his two brothers and mother who arrived from Wales two days earlier. “What surprised me more than anything is the overwhelming support he received from the university to make his dream fulfilled at the end of his life,” Valerie said. “Everybody helped. It wasn’t just his PhD advisors, it was the administration and fellow students who said Trevor deserved his PhD. He was well loved. “I kept reminding him that in the end, he lived an extraordinary life and contributed so much to the planet and community. He lived a life most people only dream of, just shorter than expected.”

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The legend of Cougar Annie comes to Spectrum Annie’s five acre garden for three years, learning the lore of Cougar Annie from family and friends who had met the woman. “The place was really inspiring and really boring,” Kadoski said laughing. “It was off the grid, in the middle of nowhere with no people. Tofino was 33 miles by water.” Cougar Annie raised 11 children on the property and rarely left between 1915 and 1983, when she was taken to a Port Alberni nursing home. “While I was there I got to know

the unspoken part of (Annie) and the struggle of the life she lived. She channeled a lot of her energy into the garden,” Kadoski said. A multimedia performance, slides of Cougar Annie and her correspondence accompany Kadoski’s songs. “She is the star of the show. I try not to get in the way,” Kadoski said. Cougar Annie Tales is at Spectrum Community School Theatre, 957 Burnside Rd W. on March 5, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18. See

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Rotary Community Leadership Award — Gordon Harper and Colin Smith Gordon Harper is a long-time social activist with an interest in addictions, mental health and homelessness. Fuelled by his personal experience of recovery, Harper has been providing his knowledge, compassion, kindness and most importantly, his time to people struggling with addictions and mental health issues in our community. Harper has served on many regional committees, several boards and initiatives concerned with the interconnected issues of addictions, mental health and homelessness. Harper was the recipient of the Unsung Hero award in 2009 and the recipient of the United Way Spirit Award in 2011.

University of Victoria Community Leadership Award — Dr. David Chuenyan Lai and Ana Maria Peredo David Chuenyan Lai is professor emeritus with the University of Victoria, and research affiliate with UVic’s Centre on Aging. His research interests and passion for preserving local heritage have greatly benefited our community. His efforts led to the City of Victoria’s Chinatown Rehabilitation Program and its designation as a National Historic Site. He is an inspired promoter of diversity and multicultural understanding. Recently he championed, and was the lead author of, a pamphlet and walking tour map of Victoria’s Chinatown. Lai continues to work with UVic and the Royal B.C. Museum on the Centre for Arrivals exhibit.

Prihar pursued a career in the public sector and is currently a research analyst with the B.C. Ministry of Health. Her passion for being actively engaged in her community began during her volunteer work in high school at the Cowichan District Hospital. Prihar has found numerous ways to give back since then, from being a UVic model United Nations club member to a primary school healthy eating educator with Lifecycles, to a founding member and chair of the young adult group, United Now, with the United Way of Greater Victoria. As a member of the United Way of Greater Victoria board of directors, she continues to provide a strong youth voice to community issues.

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Vancity Youth Award — Rupinder Prihar Rupinder Prihar was born and raised on Vancouver Island. In 2003, Prihar moved from Duncan to Victoria where she attended the University of Victoria. After graduating with a bachelor of arts in political science,

Leadership Victoria Alumni Award — Shawn Steele Shawn Steele was born and raised in Victoria and is passionate about positive community development. Steele founded the Prodigy Group, an emerging professionals group affiliated with the chamber of commerce. Steele founded the Prospect Lake Preservation Society, a non-profit focused on improving the health of Prospect Lake and educating residents about environmental issues. Steele has led fundraising events for Leadership Victoria and many other charities, served on many boards including the chamber, and he is a nominee for this year’s Top 20 Under 40 awards. Steele is also the general manager at Prospect Lake Golf Course. Victoria Foundation Community Leadership Award — Victoria Cool Aid Society Victoria Cool Aid Society has been building homes, lives and community in the Capital Region since 1968, through a wide range of programs including supportive housing, community health and dental services, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and the downtown community centre. Cool Aid focuses its services on adults who are homeless or in need of help and provides

Dianne de Champlain Royal Roads University Leadership Excellence Through Coaching And Mentoring Award — Dianne de Champlain Dianne de Champlain, is an adult educator and lifelong learner. De Champlain developed a mentorship certification program, and facilitated training for mentors and mentees. She has facilitated hundreds of educational sessions on topics of leadership, communication and public speaking. As education co-ordinator at Victoria Women’s Transition House, she used innovative approaches to assist women who have experienced abuse to envision a new future. As volunteer program co-ordinator she has mentored more than 300 volunteers. She has been active on several boards and committees, co-ordinated the Victoria Community Response Network, and initiated many projects that support individual and community development. • A7

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At first glance Mike Shemilt was just one of 100 or so men, young and old, leaning against the rail that wraps along the concourse of Bear Mountain Arena last Wednesday. On the ice was Game 2 of the opening round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series between the Saanich Braves and Westshore Wolves. Shemilt, a Braves alumnus from the 1970s, fits right in with the peanut gallery of hockey minds. Each share their judgment and appreciation, but do so in a most reserved manner. And so it was when Seamus Maguire backhanded the overtime winner past Don Denton/News staff Wolves goalie Matt Chester to give the Island Blue Print president Mike Shemilt played for the 1975-76 provincial Braves a 2-0 lead in the series. No fist pump, no hoorah. Leave that to champion Saanich Braves. Shemilt shows off a photo of himself from 1975-76 as well as a program from the 1976-77 season. the kids. “The game is more skilled today, and life was different (in the ’70s), but the Blue Print, where he started part time in have given up.” league was competitive,” Shemilt said. 1975, the same year he was a 17-year-old When they got to the rink that night Shemilt lived the good and the bad Braves rookie. the people of Quesnel were behind them. of junior hockey, and was also part of “I didn’t know then that I’d be here “They delivered food to the hotel history. He won a provincial championnow,” he said from his office over Fort during the tournament and when we ship and shared the dressing room with Street. stepped on the ice we got a standing Braves legend Brent Patterson. Shemilt was part of the Braves bigovation. It was a huge cheer from a small This year is the Braves’ gest moment in history, and rink.” 45th as a junior B club possibly the league’s, when Patterson’s memory has since been “The game and the team has made an Brent Patterson died after recognized, as VIJHL teams play for the is more skilled effort to establish an unofthe first game of the 1977 league championship Brent Patterson ficial association of alumni. today, and life was Fred (Cyclone) Taylor Cup Memorial Trophy. It’s brought Shemilt out to in Quesnel. Despite the Braves’ valiant attempt to different (in the watch plenty of games this “Patty,” as he was known continue playing at the 1977 provincials, ’70s),” season, his first time since to his teammates, was that Patterson’s death had too much of an 1980. He played defence for season’s MVP of the South effect. Perhaps if not for the tragedy, the – Mike Shemilt the Braves from 1974-75 to Vancouver Island Junior Braves would have won back-to-back Saanich Braves 77-78. Hockey League. In the provincials. Shemilt was part of the team 1974-78 “From my rookie year we Braves’ first game at provin- that won it in 1976, when the Braves went from last place in the cials, Patterson complained hosted it at Pearkes arena. league with a 21-game losing streak, or of serious chest pains and left in the sec“The playdowns to get into the just about that, to B.C. champs with 11 ond period. Cyclone Cup was against our huge rival, rookies,” he recalls, with most of those That night he was taken by ambulance the Esquimalt Buccaneers, and the fire rookies coming from Saanich midget to the hospital but passed away at 3:53 marshals were quite concerned, we had hockey. a.m. on April 12, 1977, as noted in the Pearkes packed so well,” Shemilt said. People assume junior B in the 1970s the Cariboo Observer newspaper. He still has the Braves’ program from was a rough-and-tumble, wild west. “It was a shock. He was the ultimate that season. Fittingly, it was printed at Shemilt calls it tough but good hockey. hockey player on our team. A great Island Blue Print. Shemilt and his two “If we were out on the town and saw skater with a great shot and a big heart,” brothers (now vice presidents) went to someone from another team you could Shemilt recalled with clarity. work there, following their dad Victor have a beer with them, no matter what “We all got up and had a 5 a.m. team and grandfather Howard, who was there happened on the ice.” meeting. We decided to play that night when it started in 1916. Shemilt is now the president of Island in his honour because he never would

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The 2013 Greater Victoria Flower Count is officially underway, kicked off in style Tuesday with the annual mayor’s flower arranging competition at The Bay Centre. The lighthearted event, organized by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, dates to the 1970s and grew out of an initiative that saw area tourism promoters deliver daffodils to cities in colder locations. “The flower count is great. It’s one of the ways we highlight that we don’t shovel snow and everyone else in Canada does,” said Chamber CEO Bruce Carter.


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The Saanich Fire Department suspects a faulty dryer caused $20,000 worth of damage to a house in the 1400-block of Jamaica Rd. on Monday. Six vehicles and 19 firefighters responded to reports of fire in a single family home near Mount Doug Park. Crews contained damage to the second level kitchen area. One of the two occupants was treated at hospital for smoke inhalation.

Organizers are encouraging residents around the region to count their blossoms and relay the information, which will be put toward the grand total. Victoria won the community challenge last year, with just over 731 million blooms counted. The overall total was slightly more than two billion, a far cry from the record year of 2010, when 21 billion flowers were tallied. To find out how to count the buds and blossoms or to register your totals, visit or call 250-360-2837.

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Maritime exhibit spotlights Chinese The contribution of Chinese Canadians to B.C’s maritime heritage is celebrated in a new exhibit at the Maritime Museum of B.C. in Bastion Square. Floating on the Margins: Chinese Life on the Canadian Pacific Passenger Liners, combines artifacts from the museum and the University of B.C. to illustrate the lives of early Chinese crew and passengers on the CP vessels.



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Perhaps a compelling argument is now the Albergs, having been rejected multiple times at the staff and council levels, are using their property as a farm, even though it’s surrounded by homes. “I don’t think we’ve been treated fairly,” Alberg says. He and his siblings – Gordon Alberg and Florence Davis – have spent nearly $150,000 on development plans, agrologist reports and now prepping the land for a cattle operation. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard says his understanding is the siblings still want to develop the property. “I don’t know how (a cattle feedlot) gets them closer to the outcome they want,” Leonard says. “My sense is that they wish to use it as a bully tactic.” John Alexander, the Albergs’ lawyer, doesn’t see it that way. “This is a piece of land that’s Land Reserve land that has a potentially productive use. The Albergs spent a lot of money historically to change the use and haven’t been particularly successful (dealing with Saanich), so they’re going to put it to the uses that are permitted,” Alexander said. The Albergs say they’re just frustrated. While they know the ball is in their court to submit another development application, they don’t want to invest more time and money, only to be potentially rejected again. “Right now, though, we have no intentions of

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The Songhees Nation is celebrating its first concrete land agreement since negotiations began with the province nearly 20 years ago. The roughly 500 Songhees citizens will receive three Crown land parcels in the deal: a 0.14-hectare site at Admirals and Esquimalt roads, currently occupied by a B.C. liquor store; the 0.04-hectare Provincial Capital Commission headquarters on Pandora Avenue; and a 0.10-hectare parking lot on Michigan Street between Parry and Powell streets in James Bay. “Acquiring these key commercial properties opens the door for the Songhees Nation to enjoy economic benefits within our territory,” said Songhees Coun. Gary Albany. “We look forward to managing these lands and the acquisition of more lands.” No decisions have been made on what to do with the properties, but the Songhees will be subject to local zoning bylaws as well as provincial and federal law with any development. At the signing of the agreement at the legislature on Tuesday, minister of aboriginal relations and reconciliation Ida Chong said the agreement was a long time coming. “Songhees Nation is working diligently to develop jobs and other economic opportunities that will contribute to a prosperous future for its citizens and the surrounding region,” Chong said. The Songhees are currently in the fourth of six stages of the B.C. treaty process, and base their land claims on the original Douglas Treaties signed between 1850 and 1854.

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Dave and Rebekah Campbell are used to the daily routine that goes along with having five kids. The couple scramble to get nine-yearold twins Owen and Emma, Kate, 6, Sara, 4, and Molly, 2, ready for bed each night. It’s a production line of showers and brushing teeth and tucking them into bed, except on the days when Molly is undergoing chemotherapy. Or blood transfusions. Or a bone marrow transplant in a foreign city. Those are the routines the Saanich family wish they never knew. The family has spent the majority of Molly’s life battling her acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Victoria, at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and now in Memphis, Tenn. For the past month they’ve been living in a rented apartment near world-renowned St. Jude’s Hospital. Molly underwent a second stem cell transplant there Jan. 30, with doctors harvesting her mother’s bone marrow as part of an experimental treatment protocol. The return of the disease last November, following Molly’s first transplant in 2011 at B.C. Children’s Hospital, devastated the Campbells. But it has helped their youngest child to have the entire family together, Dave said. “The (three oldest) kids go to school from nine to three every day, so they get a

Dave Campbell with Molly, centre, with Owen and Sara, left, and Kate and Emma, right, in Memphis, Tenn. Molly is undergoing stem cell transplants as part of an experimental treatment. Photo courtesy of the Campbell family

bit of an escape,” he said. “But it’s hard to focus on the day-to-day when you’re always – in the back of your mind – waiting for the other shoe to drop. Our lives change in an instant, depending on the results we get on these tests.” The Campbells will find out in the coming days if this latest treatment is showing signs of success. In the meantime, friends back home are organizing a silent auction for tomorrow (March 2) to ease some of the financial strain of living in the U.S. “The family said they needed prayers, but it’s a couple of months down the road

now,” said auction organizer Amanda Turner. “There just wasn’t anything else we could do except raise money.” Turner has collected more than 80 auction items, including Rifflandia music festival passes and a box suite from the Victoria Royals. “This is a huge undertaking and we never thought we’d be in this situation,” Dave said. “For people to step up again, so that we can stay together as a family, is just incredible.” Molly’s fundraiser is at Koffi café, 1441 Haultain St., from 2 to 5 p.m., March 2. For updates visit



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as the B.C. Liberal government’s trotting out of local First Nations leaders to sign another treaty this week a case of pre-election grandstanding? Or was it the legitimate announcement of the latest significant step in the B.C. treaty process? Probably a little of both. Regardless of the timing of the transfer of lands to five First Nations, including the Songhees, aboriginal communities stand to benefit greatly from the deal signed Tuesday at the B.C. legislature. The properties signed over to the Songhees, for example, include the current site of a government liquor store at Esquimalt and Admirals roads, the Provincial Capital Commission office building on Pandora Avenue and a parking lot in James Bay. The deal does not exempt the bands from paying property tax, but the acquisition price is right. The potential economic foothold the Songhees and others gain as landlords, developers or vendors could be significant – they can manage the properties how they see fit, within local rules and regulations. The key word here is potential. Governments, business and individuals can help empower our aboriginal communities and enhance selfsufficiency through the transfer of lands. From there, First Nations need to take the next steps themselves. It’s already happening in some areas. The Songhees are well into the construction of their $16-million health, administration and recreation centre in Esquimalt. And they are partners with Esquimalt Nation in Salish Sea Industrial Services, a marine-based company. Adding a trio of revenue properties to the mix – if managed well – could further stabilize our aboriginal communities through creating long-term employment for people who have struggled to find work. The first concrete land agreement in 20 years for the Songhees shows progress in the willingness of the province and First Nations leaders to do what it takes to move closer to finalizing settlements. It also shows more trust in First Nations that they can be good stewards of urban lands, not just those around reserves.

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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strong transportation system and developing infrastructure, while is essential to economic transit is governed by B.C. Transit – development. a Crown corporation. Fast, easy and reliable The Victoria Regional transportation attracts Transit Commission talented individuals and currently makes investors, whereas poor decisions about fares, planning stifles growth. As routes and services for Greater Victoria continues B.C. Transit in Greater to grow, a larger number Victoria. Rail is governed of people need to by the Island Corridor travel throughout our Foundation and the municipalities. Growing Capital Regional District our transportation system supports municipalities simultaneously with our with planning and Bruce Carter development, such as population is no easy Guest column feat, as those who have improving cycling routes. sat through the Colwood This divided approach crawl can attest. hampers Greater Victoria’s In order to create the most ability to address transportation effective system, we need to assess issues on a regional scale, and our community’s needs on an instead gives us a scattered scheme integrated and regional scale. of transportation plans that fail to The current structure makes it support one another. tough to serve the region’s needs, Translink is often maligned as it involves a large number of as a very poor example of a organizations with overlapping transportation authority and responsibilities, including model that should not be repeated B.C. Transit, the Ministry of anywhere. Yet for all its faults, it Transportation and Infrastructure operates a very efficient system and individual municipalities. of integrated transit and shares Having so many organizations responsibility for major road involved makes it easy to lose sight networks and regional cycling. of the common goal: creating a Translink has been successful more efficient system that supports in building more than $7 billion all users. An integrated system that in transportation infrastructure, combines transportation resources including the Evergreen, Millennium with planning is the most effective and Canada Line SkyTrain systems way to achieve this goal. and the Golden Ears Bridge. It A divided transportation carries more than 354 million authority can only continue to passengers annually. The model create divided plans, as each may have some rough edges, but organization is responsible for the results are impressive by any different pieces of a larger puzzle. measure. Municipalities and the province Prior to the creation of have individual responsibility for Translink, responsibility for maintaining particular roadways Greater Vancouver’s transit and

transportation planning was divided between municipalities and provincial ministries. Much like Greater Victoria’s current challenges, decision-making was not integrated with land-use planning and was contributing to uncoordinated growth and urban sprawl, which was straining the transportation network. Translink is the first North American transportation authority responsible for the planning, financing and managing of all public transit in addition to major regional roads, bridges, and cycling infrastructure. Although Greater Victoria is much smaller than Vancouver, the issue remains the same: our region needs a single governing agency that has the authority and appropriate funding to create an integrated transportation plan that spans municipalities and means of travel. Continuing to make individual plans for roads, transit, cycling, infrastructure and rail will never give us an efficient system. Moreover, the Capital Regional District’s proposition to assume the authority and powers of the Transit Commission is not the solution to this problem, as it is only shifting responsibility for transit planning, without joining it with overall transportation planning. In order to move towards an efficient regional model, we need a single, united authority that can create an integrated plan. Only with such a regional authority can our transportation system efficiently meet the needs of all of Greater Victoria’s residents. Bruce Carter is CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

‘Translink’s model may have rough edges, but its results are impressive.’ • A11

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Ex-Liberal MLA backs up former colleague Clark We live in a province that has weathered the downturn, has a stellar financial record, enjoys low taxes, good health care, a strong education system and has sunny economic prospects. But listen to the news and it seems every day is a constant hum of negativity about Premier Christy Clark and her government. The pounding of our premier is relentless. Sure, she’s made mistakes, she’ll be the first to admit

that. But look at what she has achieved. She won the leadership of her party with only 1 of 49 MLAs supporting her. She had to work with a wounded caucus, deal with her predecessor’s baggage and rebuild. Right off the bat she was derided by the NDP, the pundits and armchair critics as Premier Photo-op. It didn’t matter that she raised the minimum wage, brought in a jobs plan, won a major shipbuilding contract,

rewrote family law legislation, or introduced a commendable budget that held the line on spending. The (sexist) narrative was established. Everything from comments about her cleavage to patronizing claptrap from the good old (mostly) boys. They didn’t expect her to keep powering on. She renewed her cabinet. She has recruited an exceptional group of new candidates. She brought in a balanced budget and made tough

decisions, some tougher than her predecessor was prepared to make. Meanwhile, where is the scrutiny of Adrian Dix and the NDP? Here we are, less than 12 weeks from election day and Dix has evaded any serious discussion of his plans. He has carefully cultivated a ‘serious’ image, but there’s nothing serious about the results. He’s said nothing, refuses to show his cards. Let’s remember

this is a man who backdated a memo while chief of staff to then-premier Glen Clark and was forced to resign over it. So, why do we only hear one side of the story? Let’s make this a fair playing field, it’s time for some serious media scrutiny on the NDP. As each day ticks down to election day, it’s a free day for Adrian Dix to say nothing. Sheila Orr Saanich

Readers respond: WiFi, smart meters, post-secondary research, recycling Investigate wireless for future news story Re: Questions remain on wireless effects, but evidence growing (Letters, Feb. 8) Tammy Jeske’s letter raised some compelling questions and prompted me to check the two references she gave. She wrote, essentially, that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including those emitting from wireless phones, as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B). She also pointed to WorkSafeBC’s occupational health and safety regulations, which state: if an IARC Group 2B substance “is present in the workplace, the employer must replace it, if practicable, with a material which reduces the risk to workers.” In short, the references provided checked out with information available on the IARC and WorkSafeBC websites. For schools in B.C., the obvious implication is that wireless connections must be replaced, if practicable, with wired connections. “Possibly carcinogenic” is certainly not conclusive, but it is safe to

assume that the label is not provided without good reason and evidence. I also wonder how many schools and workplaces are in contravention of the OHS regulations – and what WorkSafeBC has to say on the issue. This is a good story for a media investigation, whatever the outcome. In our culture, so many of us automatically give technology the benefit of the doubt since it meets so many needs quickly and cheaply. But when agencies that understand these issues better than most of us are applying labels like “possibly carcinogenic,” it is prudent to better understand what we know and don’t know about REFs. As a user of computers with a wireless connection, a smart phone and smart meter, it would be an article I would like to read. Michael McGee Victoria

Omissions noteworthy in smart meters letter Re: B.C. Hydro responds to attack on its smart meter technology (Letters, Feb. 22) Gary Murphy clearly stated many positive benefits of smart meters. But he neglected to

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inform us what would happen to the considerable savings B.C. Hydro will make after the elimination of meter reader positions. Will the customer see any of those savings? He also did not mention if B.C. Hydro intended to follow the European model, where customers are billed proportionally to the demand and cost of generation. Hence, electricity is significantly more expensive during peak periods and cheaper overnight. I cannot think the benefits he mentions on their own are worth the significant capital expenditure. I fear a cost hike is to come. Tim Whitehouse Victoria

Do your homework before post-secondary Before anyone considers post-secondary education, find something you are passionate about and determine what career helps fulfill that passion. If it is trades training, look at what sector or industry needs skilled workers. If you are considering an undergraduate degree, research where the growth is and for pity’s sake, think about co-operative

Federal Budget 2013: What are the implications of this Federal Budget and the last two OmniBus Federal budgets?

education as a way to earn income and enhance your CV. If you don’t have money saved up, don’t want to take out a student loan and cannot access the bank of mom and dad, think about the Canadian Forces. And if you don’t really want to work, but love to talk, go into politics. I’m passionate about theatre, so the University of Victoria’s program was for me. But I went into it heads up, eyes open, accepting it would be challenging to find work afterward. By all means take advice, but take responsibility for your own future and do your own research. After all, it’s you who must work at that job – not your parents or anyone else. Lisa Perry Victoria

make a difference with concrete examples of waste reduction from her personal life. Recycling is the last of the 3R’s. The first two are reduce and reuse. I would love to see Ms. Huber have a regular column where she shows us how to make our own laundry soap, dish detergent and tooth paste. I think many people are ready to do something about the crisis we are in. Small changes collectively add up to big changes. Jim Pine Saanich

Columnist hits the mark in expanding recycling Re: Recycling alone is not enough (Column, Feb. 22) Congratulations to Charla Huber for her excellent editorial on the impending closure of our landfill. Rather than the usual guilt-tripping, sky-is-falling, handwringing impotence that usually accompanies environmental calamity reporting, Ms. Huber has shown us that we can all

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Saanich police Sgt. Nick Ross, left, and Const. Drew Hildred, both with the school liaison division, show off their pink-dyed uniforms to mark Pink Shirt Day in B.C. Pink Shirt Day (Feb. 27) is celebrated in the province to send strong anti-bullying messages in schools. how to react in a different way so it doesn’t even happen in our community is what our section works hard to do.” Ross and his fellow school liaison officers attended assemblies and events at Saanich schools Wednesday, participating in spreading the anti-bullying message. “A couple classes I went in to today, I heard a lot of discussion about what each person can do to avoid a situation happening. Thinking before you speak and really choosing your words and actions carefully so we prevent bullying from happening is our ultimate goal,” Ross said. Saanich firefighters on shift Wednesday also wore pink in support of Pink Shirt Day. “Kids are the ones who are most affected by it. It’s good for those kids to look around and see they’re not alone in their fight and see there’s a lot of people supporting them,” said firefighter Jared Barker. “And it’s about showing bullies that they’re in the minority.” Ross says that message needs to remain in the public eye, and not solely be heard on the one day a year where pink shirts are worn to optically show support. “I think for all schools this is an everyday education move towards a goal where any student can come to school and regardless or their differences or what they like or don’t like, they’re not targeted,” he said. “Today just showcases the approach that schools are taking.” Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 as a protest by two Nova Scotia high school students who saw a fellow student bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. In response, the two students bought 50 pink T-shirts and distributed them to classmates, to symbolize a unified stand against bullying.

Inmate at William Head prison found dead Correctional Service Canada is doing a routine review of circumstances after an inmate death at William Head Institution. On Feb. 23 officers found inmate Richard Hall, 47, unresponsive and performed CPR. He was taken to Victoria General Hospital and pronounced dead, said a press release from Correctional Service Canada. Hall was serving a life sentence for second degree murder and aggravated assault. His sentence started March 8, 1985. • A13

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Creating low key sound in an urban bunker Edward Hill

Turcotte admits that after completing a university degree in sociology, his academic field held little interest for him. He’s learned the tricks of sound The setup is simple: heavy blue blankets on scafengineering since recording with Groulx back in folding square off a makeshift sound studio in aging high school, but learning sound recording software house on North Park Road. such as Reaper and FL Studio has been a constant Over the past year, when the mood strikes, Sandy source of distraction for the past few years. Groulx, a.k.a. SandyG, has stepped into the fortress “I realized I had a degree from university in a of blankets and belted out his hip-hop rhymes. Outfield I didn’t want to work in,” he says. “The only side the bedroom turned music studio, Philip Turthing I was passionate about is working in the cotte mans the recording gear – which these days music industry. In hindsight I would have gone into amounts to a few flatscreens and a PC computer. music out of high school.” The age of professional recording studios armed Groulx says he usually wanders into nearby forwith banks of soundboards certainly isn’t dead, ests or parks to compose lyrics, a creative process but technology has collapsed music engineering to that’s slow but effective. His rhythms are based on within reach of most emerging artists. personal stories of growing up in the region, not Turcotte’s Bunker Productions and Groulx’s first glamourized hip-hop culture . album Low Key are a product of a microphone, a “A lot is personal stuff … family, friends and computer, a few sound-dampening blankets – and personal strife. Ups and downs in life is where it’s tolerant neighbours. coming from,” Groulx says. “The music is a prodEdward Hill/News staff “Recording has transformed dramatically in the uct of your environment. Guys in the Bronx will last 10 years,” Turcotte says. “The technology is Easily accessible and relatively inexpensive technology has allowed rap about the way they grew up. We grew up here. accessible and allows us to create quality sound.” Victoria natives Philip Turcotte, left, and Sandy Groulx, a.k.a SandyG, We’re not talking about guns and gangsters.” “Neither the producer or artist are paid. It’s all to create a recording studio in Turcotte's apartment. Breaking into the music business isn’t easy, but volunteer,” Groulx says with a laugh. “It’s amazing the duo is launching the independent label and its we can do this so cheap. We were probably under “As a teen I fell in love with (hip hop),” Groulx says, first production, Low Key, online on Feb. 28. Most the $1,000 mark.” citing influences such as Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s The of the marketing will be online through hip-hop blogs and Friends from Keating elementary through to Stelly’s Chronic. “We started trying to freestyle but never took connecting with college radio stations, the lifeblood of any secondary out on the Saanich Peninsula, Turcotte and it seriously, but never stopped either. Now we’re putting small independent label. Groulx, both 26, grew up influenced by the rap and hip time and effort into it.” “Hip hop doesn’t really get on mainstream radio prohop music that filtered into mainstream culture. In Grade “We recorded stuff back then. Nothing of high quality gramming ever,” Turcotte says. “College radio stations are 10 they started rapping and producing music in a base- and using other people’s beats,” Turcotte says. “Now it’s invaluable.” ment room they called the “bunker,” as it blocked cell- reached a point where we are treating it like a second job, Check out for more information. phone signals. and not as a hobby.” News staff

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Moura: the future of Fado Ana Moura, whose riveting interpretation of Portugal’s captivating fado style has won her an international following, brings her soulful voice and intense stage presence to Victoria. Akin to the blues in its stoic response to suffering and loss, the Portuguese fado is in the midst of a renaissance, and Moura is one of the music’s brightest young stars. Her fourth album, Leva-me aos Fados, is a world music sensation that went triple-platinum in Portugal and reached seventh on Billboard’s Top World Albums chart. She was also nominated in the best artist category in the 2011 Songlines Music Awards (formerly known as BBC Music Awards). Moura’s rapid ascent to stardom has seen her perform in major concert halls and festivals all over the world and made fans and collaborators of The Rolling Stones and Prince, who traveled to Lisbon to work with her. Her most recent accolade was representing Portugal, at the invitation of Caetano Veloso, to participate on his 70th birthday tribute record,

Um Tributo a Caetano Veloso, joining the likes of Chrissie Hynde, Beck, Os Mutantes, Seu Jorge and others. On her new album Desfado (produced by the multi-Grammy producer Larry Klein - Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman), Moura stretches her talent beyond the limitations of traditional fado in every area. For the first time she sings in English, as well as her native Portuguese, performing songs written in traditional fado form, as well as songs such as Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You, which embody the spirit of the Portuguese music, while not being in the traditional sense of the genre. Victoria’s own Sara Marreiros opens with her strong, expressive voice in a range of musical styles accompanied by bassist Trav Short. Tickets, $36 or $40 at the door, to An Evening with Ana Moura at the Alix Goolden Hall, on March 5, at 7:30 p.m are available at, Ditch Records, 784 Fort St. and Lyle’s Place, 770 Yates St. For more information go to or

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The provincial and federal governments have awarded hundreds of Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals in B.C., but one handed out last week was particularly poignant. Architect Nick Bawlf, who was well-known in Victoria for his work restoring downtown heritage buildings, was awarded his medal posthumously. Accepting the medal for Bawlf, who died last August, was longtime partner fellow heritage advocate, Victoria Coun. Pamela Madoff Send your business news items to

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Septuagenarian ultra-cyclist lives to ride Tim Collins News staff

At first glance, Kenneth Bonner appears to be a normal, older gentleman. That is, until he walks across the room with an effortless ease that implies an unusual level of fitness for a man of 70. “The way I see it, so long as I keep moving, they can’t bury me,” Bonner said with a grin. Movement is something that defines the life of this remarkable Oak Bay resident. He is one of only two people to have run all 33 Victoria Marathons. He’s run a few other marathons as well, 142 more, to be exact, including the race in Boston (twice) and the Jungfrau Marathon, a Swiss event in the shadow of the Eiger Mountain that involves a steep course that reaches an elevation of 2,205 metres and is enough to crush the athletic aspirations of people half Bonner’s age. “The Jungfrau was a challenge. We came around a bend in the road and there was this little track leading straight up. People looked like miners climbing single file on all fours. It went straight up and I said, ‘no, that can’t be the route,’” Bonner recalled. “But it was.” He smiled as he recounted his first

attempt at running a marathon. “It was in Sooke in 1961,” Bonner said. “I ran in hushpuppies with the toes cut out. I did it because I wondered if I could. I’ve always looked at challenges that way, I wonder if – and then I do it.” It’s that curiosity that first led Bonner to try the sport of marathon cycling, or randonneuring. Randonneur involves non-stop rides of 200 to 1,600 kilometres along a predetermined course with checkpoints along the way. The objective is to finish within a set time limit. The goal is not to race, but to finish. Bonner has ridden in more of those events than he can count since he completed his first 200-km event in 1986. He now holds numerous course records, including one set during his 1,200-km Rocky Mountain ride, an event he completed when he was 65. He did that ride in 50 hours and 34 minutes, breaking a record established eight years earlier by a 42-year-old member of the Austrian military. Some of his more memorable rides are world famous. He’s completed the 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris five times, the 1,400-km London-EdinburghLondon twice and courses of at least 1,200-km each in Colorado, Kansas and between Boston and Montreal (return). During that time he’s been chased

by dogs, met a host of fascinating fellow competitors, suffered both hypothermia and hyperthermia, and generally loved every minute of his rides. Perhaps Bonner’s most incredible ride to date happened after his 70th birthday, and wasn’t a part of any organized event. Bonner decided he would mark this milestone by cycling nonstop, an hour for every year of his life. “I wondered if I could do 70 hours with my butt on the saddle,” he laughed. “It took me three tries.” On his third attempt he finally achieved his dream by riding his 202-km Vancouver Island training course eight times in a little more than 71 hours. During that time he endured freezing temperatures, rain, sun and wind. “There’s a life lesson in that,” said Bonner. “If you want to accomplish something, you have to say to yourself, ‘I’m going to do it’, and you’ll probably manage it in the end.” Bonner still rides about 200-km a day to stay fit and is looking forward to his next events. “Riding gives me a lot of time to think,” he said. “I’m trying to figure out what I’ll do for my 80th birthday.” More information on randonneuring, see

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Ken Bonner takes a breather from riding his bike on Newport Avenue. Bonner completed a 70-hour bike ride to celebrate his 70th birthday last year.

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B.C. ‘the new Australia’ for liquid natural gas Tom Fletcher Black Press

Executives for global natural gas companies say B.C. is well positioned to compete for Asia’s rising demand for new and cleaner energy supplies, although liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects are still at least five years from loading the first ships. Industry and government representatives gathered in Vancouver’s new convention centre Monday for a two-day conference on LNG development, and heard about efforts to keep ahead of competing countries. Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced Canada’s largest LNG export permit so far, to a joint venture of Shell Canada, Korea Gas, Mitsubishi and PetroChina International. The licence goes to LNG Canada Ltd., a consortium with an agreement to build export facilities on Haisla Nation territory near Kitimat. The B.C. government now expects at least five such export facilities to be built in coming years. Oliver said attendance by global LNG producers and potential buyers is “a sign that B.C. is emerging as a major player in the global natural gas market,” with reserves equivalent to meeting Japan’s expected demand for the next 275 years. The conference heard Monday from industry leaders about the threats as well as opportunities. Betsy Spomer, vice-president of global business development for BG Group (formerly British Gas), said bringing pipelines across two mountain ranges from B.C.’s shale gas deposits in the northeast to the coast is a significant challenge. New gas supplies from East Africa and the United States are also on the horizon, but BG Group still expects that B.C. is positioned as “the new

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Australia” in global LNG exports, Spomer said. She added that colder weather in the Prince Rupert area gives B.C. an advantage because gas needs to be compressed and chilled to low temperature for shipment. Luo Weizhong, vice president of China National Overseas Oil Company, said China needs LNG for environmental reasons as well as to meet rising energy demand. Transport trucks in China are being converted from diesel to LNG, and the country is trying to replace coal power with cleaner alternatives to deal with huge air pollution problems.

Natural gas credits no subsidy, premier says B.C.’s natural gas exploration royalty credit program is worth up to $120 million this year, but it’s not a subsidy to industry, Premier Christy Clark says. Clark announced the total at an international conference on LNG exports Monday, boasting that costs are higher for other producers. “Australia’s the main competition, and it looks like we’re leaving them in the dust more and more every day,” Clark told delegates at the Vancouver convention centre. B.C.’s royalty credit program is going into its 12th year. It provides breaks on natural gas royalty payments to companies that commit to building new roads and pipelines for gas production in remote areas. Clark said the program recovers its initial cost at a rate of $2.50 for every dollar given out, because it stimulates gas production that otherwise wouldn’t take place. The program was credited with luring drilling rigs away from Alberta to B.C.’s remote northeast shale gas deposits in previous years.

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Reynolds secondary is the smallest wrestling team in town. But it has two things most Greater Victoria schools don’t: a place to train, and willing coaches. Because of that, they were able to host members of the only other teams, Esquimalt High and the school district Victoria Bulldogs, for training last week. “The room could be bigger, but I’m not complaining,� said Reynolds coach Michael Cappus. The former CIS champion came from wrestlingmad Alberni district secondary and competed for Simon Fraser University. He happens to be in town furthering his education at Camosun College and has linked up with previous Reynolds coach Josh Brakefield, a recent grad who has been instrumental in keeping the program running. They are guiding the school’s few but comTravis Paterson/News staff mitted wrestlers. “There are some more wrestlers on the team, Dylan Straus, left, and Peter Aquino spar but only the three going to provincials are still as Michael Cappus, top left, and Josh Brakefield, top right, look on. training, so this is it,� Cappus said. Representing Reynolds at the provincial high school wrestling championships in Duncan this (70kgs) were fourth. week, Feb. 28 and March 1, are Grade 12s Amir All wrestlers, regardless of club, have to comHarati and the Aquino brothers, Peter and Paul. pete for their school at provincials. Even if it Visiting Reynolds to sharpen up for provincials doesn’t have a team. were Esquimalt wrestlers Carlton Cochran and That goes for Nolan Mitchell, a Grade 10 stuMitchell Keeping and Oak Bay dent at Claremont secondary. High’s John Fayad, a member of As the No. 1 seed in the 45kgs the Bulldogs. class, he is the South Island’s All six have had success at biggest threat to win. tournaments and are contenders But Mitchell’s case is differto podium in Duncan. ent. Thanks to a committed At the recent Island champifamily and his obliging work onships in Ucluelet, the Aquino ethic, he has benefitted from brothers ended up facing each weekly commutes to train with other for gold in the 63-kilogram the Cowichan wrestling club. category, with Peter getting the “The biggest barrier this seaedge. Paul attempted to cut son has been getting (Reynolds weight so as to compete in a difwrestlers) into tournaments,� ferent category, but it just didn’t Cappus said. quite happen, he said. In that Peter and Paul Aquino. “That’s where you learn and case, they could end up wrestling improve. But not everyone for gold again this week. can’t afford the costs. We have the quality, we Cochran (84kgs) and Fayad (60kgs) also won just need the quantity.� gold at Islands. Harati (66kgs) and Keeping • A21

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The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s teams opened the PacWest provincial championships at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence last night (Feb. 28). Both are the sixth seed, as the women (8-13) faced No. 3 seed Douglas Royals (14-7) and the men (8-13) faced No. 3 Quest Kermodes (11-10). Results from both games were past press time. Visit for tournament scores.

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Camosun Chargers forward James Giuffre, No. 8, leaps over Capilano Blues forward Daniel Dubois, No. 10, at PISE last month. Charger Drake Downer looks on from left.

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SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Rams host Island boys championships

from Mount Douglas, Kane Johnston, Erik Spaven and Owen Vaags from Belmont and Darian Vandermerwe from Spectrum.

The Mount Douglas Rams are hosting the 63rd annual Island boys AAA basketball championships this week, Feb. 28 to March 2. Competing are hosts Mount Doug, and South Island champs Claremont Spartans, as well as the Oak Bay Bays, Belmont Bulldogs, and Spectrum Thunder, which won a challenge game over Alberni on Tuesday to make it in. From the north is Dover Bay, Cowichan and G.P. Vanier. Semifinals are tonight (March 1) at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. The championship final is Saturday at 8 p.m.

UVic Vikes basketball player Jenna Bugiardini of Hamilton, Ont., has been named the Canada West conference’s Rookie of the Year. Vikes graduating senior Debbie Yeboah, of Winnipeg, won a Canada West first all-star selection. It’s her third-straight all-star inclusion having been named to the second team in previous years.

City boys AAA hoops all-stars announced

PacWest rookie of the year is a Charger

The Sport Victoria city boys AAA basketball all-stars were awarded on Tuesday. Making the team are Mat Hampton, Liam Horne and Jake Miller from Oak Bay, Alex Jordache and Mason Loewen from Claremont, Harrison Mar

Vike named Can West rookie of the year

Claremont secondary grad Melissa Van Dyk of the Camosun Chargers basketball team is the PacWest women’s Rookie of the Year. Van Dyk was also named to the PacWest women’s allrookie team.

Stelly’s grad Elyse Matthews was the only Charger named to the first all-star team, with Ella Goldschmid (Mount Doug) and Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s) making their respective PacWest women’s and men’s second all-star teams. A pair of Oak Bay High grads with the Chargers, Kaz Kobayashi and Evan Woodson, made the PacWest men’s allrookie team.

Chargers volleyball win men’s PacWest bronze The Camosun Chargers men’s team won bronze at the PacWest volleyball championships on Saturday in Cranbrook. The third-seed Chargers defeated the top-seed Douglas Royals in five sets: 27-25, 25-16, 23-25, 19-25, 15-13. It’s the Chargers’ ninth medal in 16 provincial championship appearances: five gold, two silver and two bronze. The Chargers won its opener against the Fraser Valley Cascades but lost in the semifinal to the Vancouver Island Mari-

Rugby centre hosts top sevens This weekend is the third annual Rugby Canada National Invitational University Sevens Tournament at Westhills Stadium, home of Rugby Canada’s Centre of Excellence. Visiting are 25 college and university sevens teams – 15 men’s and 10 women’s – today (March 1) and tomorrow. The tournament will be streamed online at Video highlights from each day’s games will be uploaded to Rugby Canada recently received Own the

Podium funding aimed at boosting efforts to medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rugby sevens is a new Summer Olympic sport and Canada has the potential to medal in both men’s and women’s competition. This is the first time Rugby Canada’s men’s program has received OTP funding; Canada’s women’s program was funded last year. The women enjoyed an undefeated 2011 season and a top three global ranking.

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SACRIFICE- CAST iron gray Victorian look patio set, $99. exce cond. (250)721-9798.

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

VACATION HOME. Penthouse Condo, great view, La Penita (Mexico), 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. For sale by owner. Please see: or email

SIDNEY FURN’D 1Bdrm suite, close to airport, $700 incl utils. Avail March. 15. 250-656-2613

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FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC Range. 4 burner ceramic glass cook top, 30” wide, cream colour. Includes electric range hood. Excellent working and cosmetic condition. 4 yrs old. $450. obo. (250)391-5750. WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE/Freezer, side by side, ice and water dispenser, ivory, $200. Whirlpool Range, ivory, $150. Both immaculate and mint condition. Call 1-250-743-4361.

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FREE: CERAMIC supplies; glazes, clays and 8 molds. Must take all. (250)598-8306.


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SOLID OAK dining room suite, buffet and hutch w/3 drawers, 6’ oval table w/pedestal, 6 chairs, excellent condition. Call (250)475-1588.


FRIENDLY FRANK 1915 SINGER sewing machine, in good shape, with attachments. $99 obo. Call (778)433-3010. 27’ TOSHIBA, 5 yrs old, works well, great picture, $50 obo. Call (250)475-0980. ASHLEY DOLL, $20, door screening, 7’ x 5’, $20, Britches jacket, $20. (778)265-1615 COMPLETE SET of 8 mint condition Bradford plates, young boys playing hockey, $80 obo. Call (250)656-2477.

WANTED: STATIONARY Bike (inexpensive) for working out. Please call 250-514-6688.

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SUITES, UPPER FLORENCE LAKE, 2 bdrm upper suite, 2 private entrances & decks, 6 appls. Non smokers. Avail immed. $1400 mo utils incl’d. 250-391-1967.

ENGLISH MARMET Pram with canopy, rain cover etc, all in excellent condition. $200 obo. Please call Margaret Davies, (250)477-5504.

OTTER POINT Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new condition. Open to offers. Call 306-290-8764.

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APARTMENTS FURNISHED 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

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


DOWNTOWN: NEW 2 bdrm, 1/2 month free rent, lease, $1400. Apr 1. 250-383-8800.


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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.

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2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GL TDI. 138,000 km, diesel, auto, leather. Local car, power everything. $9200. Call (250)727-2448.

12.5’x25’ BOAT house for sale- converted to floating workshop, small area for tender, floor can be removed, upgraded electrical panel. Moorage at Van Isle Marina. Available for use otherwise must be removed by Mar 31. $1500. (250)216-2835. 1993 BAYLINER 2452, in excellent condition, 2 sounders & GPS, head, galley, canopy, 9.9 hp 4 stroke Yamaha on hydraulics, downriggers, dinghy in 27’ newer Van Isle Marina boathouse near the ramp. Best offer. 250-656-6136.



MOORAGE AVAILABLE Westport marina has 20’ to 30’ slips available. Lowest rates in the area, annual or monthly

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

SAANICH: 2 bdrm bsmt, share laundry. Heat and utils included. Avail. now. $1000. NP/NS. Call (778)440-0010.

1997 CHEVY Suburban Van1 owner, immaculate condition, 240,000 km, V6, seats 7. $3400. Call (250)592-2391.

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

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

LANGFORD, 2 bdrm, 700 sq ft, many upgrades, D/W, tile floor, $1150 incls most utils. Avail April. 1. (250)589-6424.

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


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.

KEATING. 1-BDRM, W/D. $750 inclds hydro + cable. Avail April 1st. (250)652-1612.

TRUCKS & VANS 1969 CHEVY Pickup, 350 Automatic, headers, dual exhaust, runs mint, excellent condition, 60,000 miles. A must see to believe, asking $6000 obo. (250)893-9817.


LANGFORD- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available now. (250)885-9128. SIDNEY: 2 bdrm single family home, many updates, steps from beach, N/S, N/P, $1550 mo + utils. 250-655-1304.

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.



SIDNEY- 1 bdrm, corner, 2nd floor, redecorated. Balcony, prkg. $790 mo. (250)812-4154

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

SIDNEY- 2 BDRM main. yard, deck, garage, laundry. Pet OK. $1200. Call (250)812-4154.

WORKSPACE WANTED to rent for F’glassing, secure bldg w/power. Saanich general. Ken, (250)598-2435.


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JVC COMPONENTS, stereo, CD’s, cassettes, radio, speakers, remote, $50. Call (250)370-2905.

TILLICUM/BURNSIDE- (3095 Irma St), 2 bdrm lower suite, shared laundry, own entry. $900 inclds hydro. Call 250588-8885 or 250-383-8282.


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STOREWIDE Savings! One of our major suppliers just closed up and we have taken advantage of BIG clearance specials in all depts. Mattresses, headboards, storage and canopy beds. Barstools, Dining Chairs and sets, Servers, Hall tables, Coat and Wine racks. Sofas, hall benches, TV stands and more. Sidney Buy and Sell, 9818 4th. St. Sidney.

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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

2657 Capital Heights, $459,000 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

205-732 Cormorant St, $214,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Betty ‘K’, 250-479-3333

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the February 28 - March 6 edition of Real Estate Victoria

306-75 Songhees, $698,000

2168 Meadow Vale Dr, $634,900

4030/4040 Borden St

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

Saturday 1:30-3:30 JONESco Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

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

pg. 9

pg. 6

101-66 Songhees, $499,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Laurie Lidstone, 250-744-3301

pg. 6

pg. 10

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

pg. 10

3654 Langford, $395,000 Sunday 1-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

pg. 10

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 6

102-1121 Oscar, $299,000 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

pg. 21

101-1235 Johnson St, $299,900 Saturday 12-2 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

pg. 10

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

pg. 3

pg. 8

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

pg. 8

pg. 9

pg. 9

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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250 360-6106

207-1101 Hilda St, $295,000

1703-1020 View St, $799,000

pg. 3

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford, 250-889-8200

104-2608 Prior St., $305,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333 pg. 8

pg. 9

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

pg. 9

pg. 6

305-545 Rithet St., $289,900

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Paul Osborne, 250-385-2033 pg. 17

pg. 17

Saturday 2:30-4 Fair Realty Sean Thomas, 250-896-5478 pg. 11

409 Chadwick Place, $1,239,900

4568 Montford Cr., $689,000

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

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

pg. 24

48 Camden, $589,000

118 Ladysmith, $649,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 7

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Kevin Sing, 250-477-7291

pg. 3

pg. 12

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

8501 Ebor, $639,000 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910 pg. 12

pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 12

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty John Monkhouse, 250-592-4422

Saturday - Sunday 1-4 Sotheby’s International James Leblanc, 250-812-7212

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

pg. 12

pg. 1

pg. 13

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pg. 17

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pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-483-3562

991 Rattanwood, $495,000

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683 pg. 23

pg. 14

207-2040 White Birch, $162,000

101-608 Fairway Ave, $229,900 pg. 5

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

7891 Patterson, $599,900

pg. 7

2252 Players Dr, $799,000 pg. 24

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 15

302-9945 Fifth St, $329,000 664 Orca Pl., $483,000 pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Ron Klizs, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten, 250-479-3333

pg. 18

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 pg. 6

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

pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ed Ho, 250-477-7291

pg. 18

3035 Dornier Rd, $539,900 pg. 15

1690 Texada, $1,189,000 pg. 13

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

204-627 Brookside, $299,900 pg. 15

307-10016 Third, $209,000 pg. 13

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

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

5177 Agate, $1,295,000

519 Leaside Pl, $468,500

1851 Barrett Dr., $655,000

601 Kingsview, $444,888

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun David Silletta, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

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

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Andrew Holenchuk, 250-589-2897

pg. 13

pg. 10

3476 Horizon, $589,900

10 Parkcrest, $599,900

pg. 19

pg. 15

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

Saturday 11-1 RE/MAX Camosun Andrew Holenchuk, 250-589-2897

pg. 24

pg. 18

2136 Bellamy Rd, $519,900

2536 Garden, $498,888 pg. 11

pg. 18

3342 Myles Mansell Rd, $410,000 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

205-9840 Fifth St, $429,500

pg. 2

1115 Sluggett Rd., $599,500

3230 Admirals, $439,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

pg. 21

3392 Aloha, $484,500

13-10471 Resthaven, $389,000

3320 Whittier Ave, $419,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Ron Fedosenko, 250-391-1893

pg. 14

1907 Cultra Ave, $449,000

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

316 Brunswick Pl, $499,500 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

633 Rason Rd., $539,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

pg. 15

2937 Creekside Trail

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

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-479-3333

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

Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683 pg. 14

pg. 5

2215 Spirit Ridge Dr, $939,900

493 Dunmora Crt, $1,450,000

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

3113 Tillicum Rd, $449,000

pg. 10

Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683 pg. 14

pg. 6

301-2881 Peatt Rd, $299,000

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

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Amarjeet Gill, 250-744-3301

pg. 23

pg. 17

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

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

3290 Maplewood, $489,000 pg. 24

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

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

4016 Rainbow Hill, $739,000

4105 Torquay, $569,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty John Monkhouse, 250-592-4422

pg. 14

10930 Chalet, $569,000

1701 Jefferson, $459,000 pg. 1

5304-2829 Arbutus Rd., $679,000

1720 Beach, $1,050,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 12

4038 Cumberland, $489,000 pg. 12

4944 Winterburn, $659,000

2625 Beach Dr., $679,900

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

44-2070 Amelia Ave.

905 Easter Rd, $799,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Amarjeet Gill, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gaye Phillips, 250-655-0608

11-4318 Emily Carr Dr, $519,000

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $550,000

308-1450 Beach Dr., $415,000

302-1025 Meares St, $329,000

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frank Chan, 250-477-7291

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

205-1831 Oak Bay, $415,000

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Charles Murray, 250 812-8983

pg. 12

Saturday 12-2 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

1279 Tattersall, $734,800

Sunday 2-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Charles Murray, 250-812-8983

617-623 Treanor Ave, $239,900

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

pg. 18

pg. 15

5150 Lochside

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

5150 Lochside Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

133-2345 Cedar Hill X, $499,000

208-300 Waterfront Cres

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 11

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

604-420 Linden, $419,900

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Carol Crabb, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Barbara Ronald 250 744-8211

8964 Mainwaring Rd, $650,000

110-1505 Church Ave, $209,000

4953 Highgate Rd, $1,049,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Lu Ann Fraser, 250-384-8124

987 Falkland Rd, $899,900

Sunday 1:30-3:30 JONESco Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653 Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

pg. 11

pg. 9

3648 Doncaster Dr, $849,000 pg. 12

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

3067 Oakdowne, $729,000 pg. 9

1551 Stockton Cres, $878,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

16-1893 Prosser, $399,000

304-1505 Church Ave, $189,900 pg. 11

3806 Campus Cres, $749,999 3072 Cadboro Bay, $759,999

209-2529 Wark, $209,999

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

pg. 9

733A Humboldt

802-139 Clarence, $389,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

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

pg. 10

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4820

pg. 15

pg. 13

4224 Panorama Dr

888 Colville Rd, $429,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ronan O’Sullivan, 250-744-3301

620/622 Niagara, $699,999

107-75 Songhees, $780,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mike Hanus, 250-857-7111

912 Neff, $474,900

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

103-1000 Esquimalt Rd, $205,000

1052 Colville, $519,000

1494 Fairfield, $299,900

422 Vancouver, $449,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

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

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ron Phillips, 250-744-3301

4294 Torquay Dr, $539,900 pg. 11

pg. 18

pg. 15

304-1687 Poplar, $310,000 pg. 9

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Saira Waters, 250-858-7247

210-932 Johnson St, $218,900

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

85-7570 Tetayut Rd, $189,900

1236 Effingham St, $459,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301

402-1122 Hilda, $189,900

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Rene Blais, 250-655-0608

2088 Larabie

3400 Cook, $399,900

A-1142 Craigflower Rd, $369,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

2913 Quadra St, $550,000

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

pg. 7

613 Sturdee, $389,900 pg. 23

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

215-2050 White Birch Rd., $169,000

Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

3-833 Princess, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 3

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

102-400 Sitkum Rd, $269,900

pg. 10

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

pg. 15

pg. 18

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A26 •

Friday, March 1, 2013 - SAANICH

This Weekend’s


Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the February 28 - March 6 edition of

875 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900

3353 Sewell, $609,900

6759 Steeple Chase, $439,000

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

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

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

pg. 18

pg. 1

1323 Chan Pl.

102-2733 Peatt Rd, $334,900

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

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

pg. 15


There’s more online pg. 19

7000 Maple Park Terr. pg. 10

For more stories and web exclusives visit

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


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2299 each



99 each


These Week Long Specials! Saturday, March 2 to Friday, March 8









1999 each

DKNY GOLDEN DELICIOUS SET, HUMMER (125ML) or ED HARDY MEN (100ML) EAU DE TOILETTE Selected Types While quantities last. No rainchecks


COTTONELLE WIPES (72’s) or BATHROOM TISSUE (12 Roll) Selected Types Limit 4. After limit 7.49


1499 each

TENA INCONTINENCE PRODUCTS Selected Types & Sizes TENA Pads 10’s -30’s - 6.99


99 each

BOUNTY PAPER TOWELS 6 = 8 Roll Limit 4. After limit 10.99

399 each

PANTENE SHAMPOO or CONDITIONER 375mL Selected Types Excludes Premium







U by KOTEX TAMPONS (18’s), LINERS (16’s - 60’s) or MAXI PADS (14’s - 18’s) Selected Types





While quantities last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. *Our regular price. †Offer valid on the purchase total of eligible products using a valid Shoppers Optimum Card® after discounts and redemptions and before taxes from Saturday, March 2 to Monday, March 4, 2013 only. Maximum 18,500 points per offer regardless of total dollar value of transaction. Excludes prescription purchases, products that contain codeine, non-pointable items, tobacco products (where applicable), lottery tickets, stamps, transit tickets and passes, event tickets, gift cards, prepaid card products and Shoppers Home Healthcare® locations. Offer applies to photofinishing services that are picked up and paid for on the days of the offer only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other points promotions or offers. See cashier for details. Shoppers Optimum Points® and Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points® have no cash value but are redeemable under the Shoppers Optimum and Shoppers Optimum Plus programs for discounts on purchases at Shoppers Drug Mart. The savings value of the points set out in this offer is calculated based on the Shoppers Optimum Program® rewards schedule in effect at time of this offer and is strictly for use of this limited time promotion. The savings value obtained by redeeming Shoppers Optimum Points will vary depending on the Shoppers Optimum Program reward schedule at time of redemption and other factors, details of which may be found at ® 911979 Alberta Ltd.


599 each

HEAD & SHOULDERS VALUE PACK, CLINICAL (420mL) or SHAMPOO (700mL) Selected Types While quantities last. No rainchecks

27999 each

NINTENDO Wii U CONSOLE While quantities last No rainchecks

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - SAANICH

3 Day Sale!

Fri, Sat & Sun • Mar 1st – 3rd, 2013 ONLY Kicking Horse

Organic Fair Trade Coffee Assorted 350-454g Regular Retail: $14.99 Each

5 0 OFF %


BC Gala Apples Extra Fancy or BC McIntosh Apples Fancy Grown in BC Regular Retail: $1.99/lb, $4.39/kg

5 0 OFF




Sensations by Compliments

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5 0 OFF %


Backs Attached Product of Surrey, BC Family Pack Savings Size Regular Retail: $3.19/lb, $7.03/kg

5 0 OFF


500ml Regular Retail: $6.49 Each

Fresh Chicken Legs


Thin Crust Pizza Selected 2 Pack Regular Retail: $12.99 Each

5 0 OFF %

SALE Woolwich Dairy

Gourmet Chevrai Cheese All Varieties 113g Regular Retail: $4.99 Each

5 0 OFF %


Island Farms

Vanilla Plus Yogurt Selected 650g Regular Retail: $4.39 Each

5 0 OFF %



5 0 OFF %


Specials in Effect until Friday, Saturday & Sunday • March 1st – 3rd, 2013 ONLY

Saanich News, March 01, 2013  

March 01, 2013 edition of the Saanich News