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Dolores Wilkinson, 79, and community services worker Alison Webb read through a book of ugly animals at the Garth Homer Centre in Saanich. Wilkinson is among the first generation of people with a developmental disability growing into old age, which is forcing government to rethink how it funds organizations that care for people with cognitive impairments.

Rise of the other ‘grey tsunami’ First generation of developmentally disabled adults reach senior years Edward Hill News staff

With The Beatles piped into her headphones and a paintbrush in hand, 52-year-old Cindy Walsh dabs watercolours onto her latest work in the Garth Homer Centre. Behind her, Dolores Wilkinson, 79, peruses a book of

funny animals with community services worker Alison Webb. Standard morning activities for the day centre for adults with developmental disabilities. Only a few decades ago Wilkinson and Walsh would have been a rare breed – the life expectancy of people with Down syndrome and other cognitive impairments was considerably lower than the general population. But they are members of the first cohort in history of developmentally disabled adults reaching their senior years in large numbers, a phenomenon

that is forcing the provincial government to rethink how it cares for a population that is aging and intensely vulnerable. “Now we are into the first generation of people with developmental disabilities who are getting old,” says Mitchell Temkin, CEO of the Garth Homer Society. “We believe community inclusion and acceptance has helped life span increase. It’s a baby boomer generation … and there’s lots of them.” The Garth Homer Centre, for one, is trying to take a leadership role in how service providers adjust to the wave of

aging adults that is yet to be accounted for through government funding. Now with 30-plus clients between age 50 and 80 in day programs, last May the centre hired Phemie Guttin, a registered nurse, as its first director of geriatric services. “I suspect the number of (senior) clients will grow quickly,” Guttin says. “This is happening in a lot of sites. We never had a significant number before, it wasn’t on the radar.” PlEASE SEE: Agency for disabled, Page A4 NEW LISTING

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Greater Victoria amalgamation must be grassroots Nova Scotia forced Halifax to merge in 1996, but B.C. requires an effort led by local governments Kyle Slavin News staff


loria McCluskey’s tried to block as much of 1996 from her memory as possible. As a resident of Dartmouth, she was upset when the Nova Scotia government mandated her city to amalgamate with Halifax, Bedford and Halifax County under the banner of fiscal responsibility. But as the mayor of Dartmouth at the time, she was furious. “I didn’t want to be a part of it. I didn’t like what happened. I felt that Dartmouth was going to be a loser in all of this,” said



PART 2 OF 5 McCluskey, now 81. “Residents still ask me, ‘Can we go back?’ Of course we can’t go back; we can’t afford to go back. We work and make the best of it, but Dartmouth still gets shortchanged.” At the time, Dartmouth was the Saanich or Langford equivalent of metropolitan Halifax. While known as a bedroom community of the nearby big city, it had its own burgeoning economic generators and a solid population base. It came as a shock to McCluskey that no one – municipal politicians and the region’s residents alike – had a say in the fact that amalgamation was happening, ultimately made official on April 1, 1996. At the time, amalgamation wasn’t really on anyone’s radar, according to a former journalist who covered the merger for the now-defunct Halifax Daily News. It’s a much different story in Greater Victoria, where amalgamation is a regular topic of conversation during discussions surrounding political red tape, municipal budgets, civic elections or regional services. “I can remember there being more voices to maintain the status quo – the view being if

you expanded it, the response to local issues would be impaired,” recalled reporter Peter McLaughlin. “There was a worry (after amalgamation was announced) things would be diluted – you’d be paying more taxes and get fewer services or less responsive service in your community or your neighbourhood.” The Nova Scotia government hired Bill Hayward to plan and implement Halifax’s amalgamation. He was chosen because only a couple years earlier the province commissioned him to study whether it was even necessary to amalgamate. “I looked at what would happen (if the region were to amalgamate) and I said, ‘No, all we need to do is put together three critical services – police, industrial development and water supply,” Hayward said. “I still don’t think that it was necessary to (amalgamate), if those three (services were merged). … It was controversial.” Controversial would be an understatement if amalgamation were to happen in Greater Victoria. “Everybody has different ideas. What does amalgamation mean? … Is it political? Is it services? Do we divide up a map?,” said Mat Wright, a co-founder of the Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society, known colloquially as Amalgamation Yes. His organization hopes to engage Greater Victoria residents on the topic of amalgamation, and aims to get a plebiscite on the 2014 municipal ballot. “I think there’s a general consensus after years of conversation that the current system could be streamlined more cohesively for broader community benefit,” added John Vickers, another Amalgamation Yes co-founder. Unlike in Nova Scotia, amalgamation can’t be forced upon our region. A decade ago the province removed a portion of the Community Charter that gave them that power. It now requires initiation for amalgamation to come from municipalities. Vickers says with local politicians all over the map on amalgamation, the only way to

If a road sign greeted visitors coming from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal offered an accurate picture of how many municipalities one can visit, it would look something like this. With 13 municipalities, 91 local politicians, one regional government, three school boards, four police departments and the RCMP, and 13 fire departments covering 462 square kilometres, amalgamating governments or services in Greater Victoria is a way to reduce redundancies. Kyle Slavin/Photo illustration

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get a true snapshot of the region is to put the question to the voting public. The process to get from the current state to a hybrid model (be it amalgamation or integrated services) would be long and slow. According to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, even if there was a non-binding referendum in 2014 to gauge support for some form of amalgamation, any change would require a second public vote, at which time voters would need to know what the proposed government structure would look like. “If the municipal councils involved agreed that there was enough public support of amalgamation, they could request the Minister to order a restructure vote in each of the municipalities that participated

in the process,” a ministry spokesperson said. “In order for amalgamation to take place, the vote would have to be successful in each municipality.” The jury’s still out on whether the Halifax merger was financially worthwhile. The cost of amalgamating came in higher than anticipated, due to having to settle union contract disparities, but cost savings were found through finding efficiencies and eliminating redundancies. (Hayward fired 172 staffers, many in management roles.) Even if a plebiscite isn’t held in 2014, hiring someone like Hayward to study amalgamation’s potential in Greater Victoria would be a logical step – at the very least to examine that original question: Is amalgamation necessary?

For decades amalgamation talks on a much smaller scale have been happening on the western edge of the CRD. Metchosin and East Sooke (part of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area) have looked at the possibility of a merger even prior to Metchosin’s incorporation in 1984. “It’s always been regarded as a natural fit, and the idea of it is to ensure rural land in perpetuity,” said Metchosin Mayor John Ranns. The latest series of talks – spurred by development pressures in East Sooke – ended in late 2009, when Metchosin said it’d be best to wait until treaty negotiations with Beecher Bay First Nation are complete. Ranns said some Crown land in Metchosin could become part of the treaty settlement. Juan de Fuca area director Mike Hicks said he sees pros and cons of amalgamating with Metchosin, but would want to see that decision put out as a referendum. “The people of East Sooke seem to be fairly content (right now) and I don’t hear it brought up at all,” Hicks said. “If it’s a marriage with no prenups, Metchosin would be looking at it harder than East Sooke. But I don’t know if East Sooke would be a willing bride or not. That’s the reality of amalgamation.”

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Agency for disabled adults creating aging strategy Continued from Page A1

Much like the regular population of adult clients, senior clients engage in art, reading and writing, cooking, a drama program and music therapy – programs to keep them mentally and physically engaged. Cognitively disabled people age like anyone else – they become frail, medical costs go up and some, especially people with Down syndrome, get early onset dementia. As their clients age, Garth Homer staff, caregivers and the facility will need training on caring for the elderly and the infrastructure to match, but it’s not clear where the money will come from. Temkin says developmentally disabled people reaching old age has presented a quandary for government – agencies like Garth Homer are funded to deal with disabilities and not with geriatrics, while the health care system doesn’t pay for people with disabilities.

A simmering problem is that perhaps a quarter of disabled people in B.C. are cared for by their parents at home, but those parents too are part of the grey wave of retiring baby boomers. “Kids are aging as parents are aging. If you’re the sole support and you reach an age where you can’t care anymore, it’s a scary place to be as a parent,” Temkin says. “What happens when (the disabled person) is 60 and their parents are 85? Informal arrangements start falling apart. “It’s a big problem and there is a policy vacuum,” he adds. “When the system was created, nobody thought about people getting old.” Community Living B.C. (CLBC), the Crown agency which provides funds and services for people with developmental disabilities, is projecting it will see 300 clients each year for the next four years reach age 55 and older, adding to the thousands that exist now. A government review of CLBC in 2011


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Cindy Walsh, 52, paints with watercolours at the Garth Homer Centre. Garth Homer is developing geriatric programs due to the growth in the number of aging clients. to worry about their mom and dad aging. It is a two-fold issue,” Hurford says. “If mom and dad become frail, we provide the supports to individuals and their aging parents. “The key is to get in early and talk. The key is to approach families and ask what they want, and how to facilitate what they want. We don’t come at them with a program.” Hurford says the issue of aging clients has been 2.8x4for about five years, but it on the CLBC’s radar Pensinsula was the accidental death of aNews 76-year-old client in the West Shore 2011 that prompted a deep Jimin Parker review of its services for seniors. The B.C. Coroners Service made a number of recommendations to improve the safety of seniors within CLBC programs. “That situation required a close look at aging people in CLBC care. It was a turning point for us,” Hurford said. Meanwhile, Temkin said the Garth Homer Society will present the government with funding models that could give service providers more flexibility on how they adapt to aging clients. “The demographic is changing and there is need for a support and a funding model that isn’t there,” he says. “It will take years to sort out (provincial funding), in the meantime people don’t stop getting old while the government figures out priorities of the system.”

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Linda Petite, head gardener at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, tends to the daffodils. The province officially transferred ownership of the property to Saanich on Tuesday.

Saanich takes ownership of Horticulture Centre property Province transfers 41 hectares to Saanich through Crown grant Kyle Slavin News staff

Saanich’s cache of highly desirable land grew by 41 hectares this week, as the province transferred ownership of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific to the municipality. “It’s overwhelming,” said Mayor Frank Leonard of acquiring on Tuesday the beautifully landscaped site in West Saanich, better known as Glendale Gardens. “It’s been a dream of ours (to own this property) but we thought it was unrealistic to achieve.” Leonard credits late Saanich mayor Mel Couvelier, a fervent supporter of HCP and the gardens, for the land transfer. “In his last days as an advo-

cate he took the opportunity to lobby for this Crown grant with Christy Clark,” he said. Couvelier passed away in May 2011. “Without Mel Couvelier, the site itself wouldn’t exist,” said Roger Charles, executive director of HCP. Couvelier established the society in 1979 and fought hard to acquire use of the land, on which he helped build the gardens. “He was instrumental in making this happen.” Every year the province allocates Crown land, through sponsored Crown grants, to municipalities and districts around B.C. “This land transfer … supports the centre’s ongoing work as an educator and champion for gardeners and sustainable horticultural practices on Vancouver Island,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Up to this point, the property was leased by Saanich, which then subleased it to HCP. “Obviously having it gifted now and it being owned by the

people of Saanich, our direct relationship with the Centre is going to give it a much brighter future,” Leonard said. Charles anticipates little will change in the day-to-day operations of HCP, now that the landlord has switched over. “Our ambitions to continue to be the pre-eminent horticultural centre in the province haven’t been forsworn,” he said. “Our expectation is that we owe to (Saanich and the province) the ability to transform this land and continue to grow and build the organization as we seek to put our stamp on Saanich and the Island.” Saanich’s last sponsored Crown grant was in 1992 when the municipality acquired 188-hectare Mount Douglas Park. “It’s once in a generation you get a Crown grant this large. And we’re twice now in (21) years,” Leonard said. The HCP land is valued at $2.96 million.

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University women’s group pushing child poverty onto election agenda Edward Hill News staff

Child poverty remains a serious and lingering issue in B.C., and Canadian Federation of University Women is working to make that issue a priority with voters leading up to the May provincial election. The CFUW is organizing talks on child poverty across the province this month, and the Victoria chapter is hosting a forum next Wednesday at the Salvation Army Citadel in Saanich. “A lot of families are hurting due to the recession, minimum wage isn’t keeping up with inflation and the poorest are suffering,” said Jill Leslie, vice-president Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria. “And in many cases those poor are children.” Leslie points to the 2012 Child Poverty Report Card by First Call - B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. That report assessed that B.C. is “at the bottom of the heap” in terms of most poverty measurements: a child poverty

rate at 14. 3 per cent, the worst in Canada except for Manitoba; and the worst poverty rate for kids living with two parents. “We think if child poverty moves up the public agenda, then it will move up the political agenda as well,” Leslie said. Poverty researcher David Hay, one of the keynote speakers, said when it comes to child poverty, there are no single policies or quick solutions to make a significant dent in the statistics. Until recently, B.C. has lagged in terms of its minimum wage and major cities such as Vancouver and Victoria are expensive to live, but Hay said social assistance spending in B.C. isn’t vastly different than other provinces. “It’s hard to pinpoint why (child poverty) is different in B.C. than other provinces,” Hay said. “B.C. has gone backward over the last decade from one of the best to one of the worst.” The overall economy, job creation and wages can play a key role in reducing poverty, but so can funding for support pro-

grams for families with young children – everything from federal tax credits, prenatal programs, early childhood programs and affordable, accessible childcare. Reducing poverty takes generations, rather than years, Hay said, and needs to be backed by consistent supports for families with young children. “The economy and jobs are always important and social assistance is always important,” Hay said. “But the main thing is to support families with kids to make sure they have adequate clothing and shelter so (parents) can get those kids to school. “If you can take care of that, you’ll slowly and generationally reduce poverty.” The free talk will also feature child poverty advocates from the Stan Hagen Centre for the Family and Together Against Poverty Society. “Raising Children Out of Poverty–How?” is April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas St. See or call 250-391-3908.



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ighty years ago, a person with Down syndrome was lucky to make it to their 16th birthday. Fortunately, advances in health care, nutrition and de-institutionalization has helped the developmentally disabled live into their senior years, largely at the same pace as the rest of society. This shows the lasting and long-term benefits of treating people with Down syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and other cognitive impairments as members of society, not people to be locked away at home or warehoused in institutions. Greater Victoria and communities across B.C. have service agencies with excellent day programs, job placement programs and group homes, all in an effort to have people with disabilities live rich, dignified lives in their communities and among their peers. With all of these advancements and with hindsight, it’s not surprising that developmentally disabled people are living much longer than they used to. The current cohort is the first in history to get old in large numbers. Ministry of Social Development and by extension Community Living B.C., the Crown agency that manages funding and programs for the developmentally disabled, will roll out plans to better care for their aging clients (it’s also rolling out plans to better manage young adults – CLBC is seeing growing client load at both ends of the age spectrum). Unfortunately, the ministry and CLBC are slow on the uptake. It’s been well known for at least five years that the grey tsunami of cognitively disabled seniors was on its way, but planning for this in government circles really only started last year, after CLBC emerged from multiple damaging scandals. Part of rebuilding credibility is the Ministry of Social Development following through with promises of funding to meet growing service demands. If funding doesn’t materialize, it will leave nonprofit organizations stretched thinner and searching for ways to support aging clients. Older people, disabled or not, need more medical care, walkers and other items to keep them safe at home or in day-program centres. Retirement homes aren’t staffed with people who understand developmental disabilities, and service agencies generally aren’t equipped or funded to run geriatric programs. Last year the government trumpeted its 12-point program to improve how CLBC operates. Hopefully for its most vulnerable citizens, that’s not empty rhetoric. 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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in securing a sustainable supply first heard about the idea of a oil of resources that will flow freely, refinery in Kitimat from David without trade barriers such as Black a number of years ago. surprise taxes, regulations At the time I was or tariffs. skeptical of its chances, Canada has a good based mainly on my 10 reputation as a reliable years of experience on free trade country the board of Imperial with a dependable Oil. I was accustomed source of supply. It’s a to petroleum economics very opportune time being centred in Calgary to attract the vast and saw no need for a investment needed refinery in Kitimat. There to make this project had not been a new go ahead. Black, with refinery built in North Jim Shepard his years of diligence, America in many years, Guest column deserves appreciation for and any needed increase displaying the foresight in petroleum production was achieved by expanding existing and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring refineries. along this huge initiative. During my time with Canfor, I The positive merits of the made nine visits to China in search project are so profound that it of lumber markets. My exposure transcends any political ideologies to the phenomenal expansion of in B.C. Supporters of the NDP, China’s economy opened my eyes Liberals, Conservatives or Green to the true merit of the Kitimat Party should be able to see the refinery concept. I realized it would tremendous benefits it would bring. not simply be relying on the North Let’s look at the “on-the-ground” America market, it could supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum facts of this multi-billion dollar undertaking. products. In the petroleum cycle, from well The challenge has been to exploration to the gas station, the convince Asian investors to the jurisdiction that hosts the refining value of this investment. But it process enjoys a huge portion now appears Black is nearing an of the value addition to the raw agreement that could provide the material. vast capital infusion needed to In Kitimat, that would mean make this refinery a reality. several thousand mostly tradeAsia’s appetite for oil products union jobs for the multi-year term will continue to grow and a Kitimat of the construction phase. It would refinery would be ideally situated also mean the creation of more to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested than 3,000 permanent jobs for the

refinery’s operation and supply support. The operation could process 175 million barrels per year, creating immense tax revenue that could fund health care, education and vital services for the disabled and elderly. But job creation and tax revenue are not the only desirable features. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. Shipments from the refinery would be finished products such as aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel, all of which have much less impact on the environment if spilled than crude oil. They would also be transported in smaller ships. While people on both sides of the aisle see this as a political issue, I disagree. This project can be attractive regardless of political affiliation. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see increased government funding. And business activity, especially in the challenged northwest B.C. region, would be very positively impacted. The question should not be whether we want this project, but rather, how can we help make sure the petroleum world sees it as an attractive way to invest billions in shareholder capital? Jim Shepard is retired president of Finning and Canfor, two of B.C.’s largest companies, and a past director on the board of Imperial Oil.

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Rutting season Saanich parks worker Michael Kelleher gets the Lakehill Lawn Bowling Club’s green in Reynolds Park ready for the season by using a hollow-line aerating machine. After the soil plugs are cleared, club members fill the holes with sand. Parks staff aerate the four lawn bowling greens in the municipality every spring. Sharon Tiffin/News staff


Time to crack down on irresponsible cyclists Re: Wearing a helmet is critical for cyclists’ safety (Letters, March 29) For the safety of cyclists and lessened anxiety for motorists, I would suggest that in addition to safety helmets which can reduce injuries, more accident prevention warrants attention. One step towards this is for cyclists riding after dark to take more responsibility, wearing reflective vests and using front and rear lights. While the majority show common sense, there are still cyclists who seem to have a death wish. This is most apparent in the dark months of December through February. My eyesight is good, yet I find it difficult to see

these road users, and in the rain with oncoming traffic, they are almost invisible. On a few occasions I have stopped to calmly explain how precarious it is for these cyclists, who may not drive and may be unaware of the vision difficulties for motorists. This has usually resulted in receiving verbal abuse from the riders. While my responsible citizenship in such cases is done, I still don’t relish the possibility of going through the traumatic experience of injuring this type of cyclist. A way of reducing this irresponsible behaviour is to have more police presence during the

winter months. Ticket offenders and confiscate their bike for six months. Anyone without the common sense to realize the danger of cycling in dark clothing and without lights will not respond to gentle, reasoned persuasion. James McMillan Victoria

Safety virtually built in for European cyclists Re: Wearing a helmet is critical for cyclists’ safety (Letters, March 29) It was nice to see my letter generated a response. Unfortunately, the writer seems to

think I’m against cyclists wearing helmets and has completely missed the point. Cyclists across Canada should always wear helmets for the very reason I pointed out. In Europe, cyclists often have their own separated, barrier-protected lanes and are virtually safe, so helmets are not an issue there. Victoria roads, however, sometimes have a painted line – no protection at all – or else must squeeze in along the curb, forcing motorists to veer into the left lane and go around them, creating the possibility of accidents. I feel sorry for cyclists who do their best by wearing helmets, riding with the traffic, etc. In spite

of their best behaviours, there has not been any recognition of their need for improvements so they can travel more safely. A while back, David Suzuki and one of his daughters traveled to Copenhagen for a CBC special. One of the things they noticed was how nice it was to cycle there. No one wore helmets because there was no danger of being in an accident with a car. Until North American culture changes so our world doesn’t revolve around cars, even the best road improvements for cyclists here do not mean people should forego wearing helmets. Helene Harrison Victoria

Readers respond: Eugenics rebuttal, tuberculosis funding Rebuttals missed point of eugenics letter Re: Quality of letters questioned by reader, Reference to Agenda 21 like 9/11 conspiracy (Letters, March 29) Writers Alan Johnson and Murray Sinclair both attempt to denigrate my well-founded concerns about the Globalist eugenicist sustainability cult and one of its key tyrannical mechanisms, United Nations’ Agenda 21. Johnson suggests that “Gregory Hartnell doesn’t seem to understand the differences between sustainability, birth control and eugenics,” while Mr. Sinclair suggests that I am using “arguments that are the intellectual equivalent (using the term generously) of a 9/11 conspiracy theory.” Both writers seem to have missed the whole point of my original letter, which suggested columnists David

Suzuki and Ian Hanington support Uruguayan president Jose Mujica because he votes for population reduction and the so-called ‘family planning’ programmes of UN Agenda 21. While I agree with Johnson’s assertion that greens support legal, safe and accessible birth control, I part company with him when he writes that fewer unwanted children is a way to slow the environmental damage we are already causing in this world. Sinclair calls Agenda 21 “a voluntary, non-binding environmental plan from the United Nations,” and notes that Christian Heritage Party candidate Dr. Philip Ney included similar warnings about the proposition in his election platform. While I am not a member of that party, I am unashamed to confirm that I was one of the people who voted for him.

Basically, I think Ney and those awakened souls who condemn the dangerous ‘sustainable development’ myth of UN Agenda 21 make more sense than sustainability cultists like David Suzuki and Ian Hanington. Gregory Hartnell Victoria

Mandela’s health issues flashpoint for funding Nelson Mandela is in hospital with a recurring lung infection caused when he contracted tuberculosis in Pollsmoor Prison in 1988. It left an indelible imprint on him and he has relentlessly sought to increase awareness about the dangerous implications of TB. Nowhere are the themes of his life more applicable than in the fight against tuberculosis. This deadly disease is still plaguing the world today with

a staggering 1.4 million people globally succumbing to this killer annually and nearly nine million new cases detected yearly. Mine workers in South Africa have the highest rate of TB in the world and an estimated one-third of TB infections in the southern African region are linked to mining activities. There is a deadly synergy with TB/HIV co-infection in the spread of TB in mining communities. People living with HIV are 20 to 30 times more likely to develop TB due to compromised immune systems. About $1 billion per year of international funding is needed for TB care and control. Let us honour this amazing humanitarian and his struggle and work and address this disease by increasing Canadian investment to the Global Fund when it is replenished this fall. Anita Mark Saanichton

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Backyard camera helps nab B&E suspect Kyle Slavin News staff

Saanich police are crediting a pair of homeowners who installed a remote camera in their yard and captured images of someone attempting to break in to their home. The couple set up a trail camera, which takes high quality photos and is activated by motion sensor, in their yard in


the 3900-block of Cadboro Bay Rd. after confronting a suspicious male on their property in early March. Later in the month, the camera snapped photos of the same man trying to break in to the home. The images were provided to police, who have since been able to identify the man in the photos. He has yet to be charged, but Sgt. Steve Eassie

says the man likely faces counts of attempted break and enter, and possession of break-in tools. “We commend the home owners for thinking outside of the box and utilizing this device to help protect their property,” he said. He said investigators were “extremely impressed” by the quality of photos the remote camera captured.

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Uptown hosts Victoria symphony, fashion show Copper wire stolen Uptown is hosting an evefrom Vic West building ning of music, fashion and dancing tonight (April 5), which includes the Victoria Symphony’s annual Symphony in the City. The fashion show is themed springtime in Central Park and will feature the spring looks for men, women and kids from Uptown retailers.

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Vic High one of 20 schools at Victoria Performing Arts Festival Travis Paterson News staff

The kids just want to be on stage. Perhaps some more than others. Or so class instructor Kerry Krich mentions, as she reminds the students of Vic High’s D block dance class as they hustle through an exhibition of Put Your Hands Up, a three-minute piece they’ve choreographed themselves for the upcoming Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. “More expression on your faces please. You’ve chosen to be in the performing arts, so let’s see it,” says Krich. Her words are firm but caring. Vic High’s Platform 61 troupe is made up of 80 dance students from several classes and will do 13 performances over the course of two days, April 23 and 24, at the festival’s School Dance session at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Giving up-and-coming or established artists of all types a chance to attempt, hone or perfect their craft in front of an audience is one of the driving motivations behind this month’s festival, which is already underway

But it’s the School Dance Honours Concert on May 7, which uses select performances from April 23 and 24, that has students from 20 Greater Victoria public and private high schools turning up the heat in rehearsal over the next three weeks. “We’re not always the most technically sound (troupe) but we Travis Paterson/News staff work hard and Vic High dance students Sayaka Pomeroy, left, Mohammed have a lot of pasRashead and Karling Morriss rehearse Put Your Hands Up for sion. Mostly we make sure we have the festival. fun,” Krich said. “The big theme of our group is positivity.” across the city, until May 11. The Vic High students are quite used to It’s the festival’s 86th year, with 15 disciplines represented by Victoria’s performing having a safe, positive environment in their arts community. Shows run almost daily, bright studio overlooking the school’s historwith 11 honours concerts and performances ical track and rugby pitch. So much so, they that showcase some of the higher caliber still joke about some snobby, Glee-like comperformers from the festival’s smaller shows. ments they experienced at last year’s festival. “The festival can be stressful. Other New this year is an honours concert for brass, classical guitar, composition and schools are so competitive and they crush you (with comments), but it’s fun,” said woodwinds on May 2.

Grade 12 student Mohammed Rashead. The 20 dancers of D block choreographed Put Your Hands Up specifically for the festival. It’s a favourite of theirs, as it incorporates all sorts of disciplines, ballet, belly dance, hip hop, jazz, Bollywood and more. But their absolute favourite to rehearse and perform is Happiness, designed in house by Vic High alumnus Ross Wirtanen. The Canadian choreographer is a former student of Krich’s and returns every year to work with Vic High’s dance class. This year he returned for two weeks and worked with the students on Happiness. “We love Happiness for all the energy and passion we can put into it and the style – the costuming was fun,” Rashead said. This year’s festival ends with its final honours concert, the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Competition on May 11, 7 p.m. at the Victoria Truth Centre on Fort St. Performances from all 20 high schools run 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24. From there, a selection of shows will take place at the School Dance Honours Concert and Awards, 7 p.m. May 7 at the UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets for the School Dance Honours Concert and Awards are $12 for adults and $8 for students, senior and children. Visit for a full schedule.




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Emerging violinists Jan Bislin, above, and Will Chen, right, perform at the University of Victoria’s Philip T. Young Hall Sunday evening.

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First produced in 1887, Ruddigore, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s lesser-known supernatural operettas, followed the hugely successful The Mikado and contains much of their best work. The opera is a parody of the domestic melodrama, popular in its day, about a witch’s curse, hidden identity and a gallery of ghosts who come to life to exact their will or their vengeance on the unhappy mortal in their power. The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s musical cast includes an evil baronet, a high born hero in disguise, a virtuous heroine, a faithful servant and a true-blue, plain-spoken sailor. A standout performance by Andrea Palin as Mad Margaret, a woman driven crazy by love and jealousy, and a solid chorus, who provide a generous amount of giggles, as well as many other characters known to traditional melodrama round out this entertaining show. Ruddigore’s characters behave in ways the audience does not see coming, creating an exciting story with unexpected and very funny twists. Casting a spell on both performers and audience, George Corwin returns as music director, Chris Moss as stage director and Heather-Elayne Day as choreographer. Performers include Jonathan Woodward, George Morfitt (Best actor award: 2012 Theatre BC South Island Zone Festival) and Merissa Cox (Mikado). New to the troupe’s mainstage productions is Meaghan Toole, whose lilting voice and gentle take on heroine Rose Maybud brings the freshness of youth to the mature cast of Ruddigore. The operetta is at the McPherson Playhouse April 6 at 8 p.m. and April 7 at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the McPherson box office at 250-386-6121 or book online at For more information, go to


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The life of hotel bedrooms and in-flight breakfasts can be heard creeping into Ivonne Hernandez’s voice, but more prominent is the vibrant love and passion that has driven her music her entire life. Now tonight, in the midst of a flourishing career, the West Shore-raised fiddler is bringing her high-energy music home to Victoria’s Fairfield Church. “It’s awesome to come back and play in front of friends and family,” Hernandez says. “It’s so nice to see everyone, say hello, and thank them for their support over the years.” With many acts in her musical repertoire, Hernandez will be taking the stage with her latest ensemble, The Fretless, which consists of three fiddles and a cello. Since releasing their debut album, Waterbound, last spring, the group’s stock has been rising faster than gas prices. The Fretless have three awards already under their belt, including Group of the Year at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards and Instrumental Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and the band is set for another year of foot-stomping nights and connecting flights. The group’s upbeat blend of folk music draws inspiration from across the globe, including classical, Celtic and Scandinavian traditions. This uniting of cultures began early for Hernandez, who would play her violin by ear to match her mother’s Maritime reels and her father’s Chilean folk music. -After picking up the guitar, cello, flute, piano and percussion, she joined Daniel Lapp’s B.C. Fiddle Orchestra, which gave her much needed real-world musical experience. “It was very interesting and very helpful for later in life,” Hernandez says. “Working with adults who have done it before is great experience when you’re 10 or 11 years old.” Now, 20 years later, she has played with the likes Alan Jackson, Natalie MacMaster, Earth Wind and Fire and Mark O’Connor (one of her living idols) and in 2009 she graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music at the top of her class — a feat she is especially proud of. After seven years of living in the U.S., she decided to move back to Victoria seven months ago. “I missed Victoria and I missed my family and friends,” she says, “so I decided that since I’m only home for short periods of time in between tours I wanted to spend that time here.” The show starts at 8 p.m. (April 5) in the Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Rd. Tickets are $10/$15. See for more information.

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Updated freshwater fishing regulations guide available Black Press, Ministry of Forests team up to provide resource for anglers British Columbia freshwater fishing enthusiasts have a new, up-to-date tool in their tackle box. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Black Press have produced the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis. The synopsis is printed every two years as a resource for local and visiting fishers to have on hand as they enjoy B.C.’s lakes and rivers. An electronic version will also be updated periodically if regulations change. In addition, the synopsis will also be featured in a flip book format on the websites of all Black Press news-

papers in B.C. Inside, in addition to the most current freshwater fishing regulations, readers will find details about the popular Family Fishing Weekend, an annual event scheduled for Father’s Day weekend. Timed to coincide with the licence-free weekends offered by both the federal and provincial governments, weekend events are organized in nearly 50 communities with help from the Family Fishing Society of BC. As well as encouraging youngsters to try their hand at fishing, the events are an excellent opportunity to share the importance of fish and their fragile habitat. Other synopsis fea-


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Welcoming the Worlds 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship photos from the News’ Sharon Tiffin and Travis Paterson

Teams take to the ice for morning draws Wednesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Canada’s Ryan Harnden reacts to his throw during Wednesday morning’s draw against Japan at the World Men’s Curling Championship. Canada lost 10-8 in an extra end.

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Jack Walker of the Victoria Royals shoots past a sprawling Kamloops Blazers defenceman Sam Grist during game six of their seven game series, played at Bear Mountain Arena in Colwood. Louis Bockner/News staff

Royals all about future

Team optimistic despite playoff exit Travis Paterson News staff

Life will take care of itself is the motto as the Victoria Royals begin the offseason. On paper there are some tough decisions for coach Dave Lowry and general manager Cam Hope to make when the the Royals return from a five-month break to the Western Hockey League in late August. Returnees, graduating players, and life lessons were the key topics covered as the Victoria media shuffled down the hall from the Men’s World Curling Championships at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre to the Royals dressing room, where the team did exit interviews and said their goodbyes on Tuesday. But life often has a way of sorting itself out, enough to make those decisions clearer, if not easier, for Hope and Lowry. For one, it’s possible all five Royals turning 20 this year might not return healthy to start the season. It’s also possible another team or teams will show interest in them and that all five will get a chance to be an over-age player in the WHL, either on the Royals or elsewhere. Until then, there’s no knowing what will happen to Logan Nelson, Ben Walker, Tim Traber, Jordan Fransoo and Mitch Deacon. All but Fransoo started their WHL careers with the Royals/Chilliwack Bruins. “We’re glad we’re not making that decision today,” Lowry said. “That’ll all play out and take care of itself. The guys who will be fighting for spots will be here in August for camp.” The mood during the locker clean-out had a mellow flavour. “We’re a real disappointed group, but from coaches’ perspective we’re real proud of effort and performance it showed a lot

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The Victoria royals celebrate a goal by Ben Walker during Game 6 of their seven game series against the Kamloops Blazers, played at Bear Mountain Arena. of character, down a lot of bodies,” Lowry said. “Young guys stepped up and at the end of it we ran out of gas.” The book now closes on this season as the Royals’ brass now move on to scouting for the upcoming WHL Bantam Draft on May 2 in Calgary. “We have some scouts meetings right away, a prospect camp in the U.S.A. next week followed by some tournaments before the draft,” Hope said. Expect the Royals to pick up the best players available. That includes possibly taking another goalie at the CHL Import Draft in June, though unlikely, as the team seems content to go with rookies Patrik Polivka and Coleman Vollrath for another season. All indications are Polivka, the 19-year-old Czech import will be back. Polivka showed promise as the Royals

starter. He began the season strong and was in good form during the team’s great January run that put them temporarily in fourth place. During the Royals’ February losing streak, however, Polivka lost the starting spot to Vollrath, who put a solid stamp on the year. Prospect Michael Herringer also played, getting his first win. The team muzzled Polivka from speaking about a lower-body injury that hampered him through the second part of the season. But he says he was healthy for the playoffs, in which he was stellar. As of Wednesday Polivka led all WHL goalies in the playoffs with 244 shots faced and 222 saves. “I was healthy for the playoffs and I’m good now, I can’t feel (the injury), so I’m just looking forward to next year.” Polivka will spend the summer in the Czech Republic finishing high school.

Hope spoke glowingly of Lowry for guiding the Royals to a franchise best record despite the amount of injuries and suspensions to veteran members of the team. “When we were healthy we had a terrific winning streak. When we weren’t healthy, Lowry was able to get the team to take one of the best teams (Kamloops) in the country to six games, and with a little luck, maybe we could have knocked them off,” Hope said. This year’s Royals team leaned heavily on its over-agers, Alex Gogolev, Jamie Crooks and Tyler Stahl. The general consensus is it would have been a different playoff series versus the Kamloops Blazers if Royals’ MVP Gogolev and regular-season captain Stahl were available. Both were out with seasonending injuries. Crooks did play all six playoff games, and scored three goals and four assists. As for next year, think Nelson and Walker instead of Gogolev and Crooks, and Fransoo instead of Stahl. Traber offers a lot of leadership that could have him sticking around. Regardless, it will be youth all over again, Hope said. “Guys who are 17 next year will be taking on leadership roles. Guys who were 17 this year will feel like old men.” This year’s team played three 16-yearolds on defence, Joe Hicketts, Jack Walker and Ryan Gagnon, as well as Brandon Fushimi up front. And all four played regular roles. Pencil dynamic forward Tyler Soy and defenceman Chaz Reddekopp in for next year. “If we are going to keep our young guys on the team then they’re going to play,” Lowry said. “If we feel 16 year olds can play quality minutes then we feel they have that right.” Visit for a web extra feature on forward Brandon Fushimi’s rookie season with the Royals.

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On the hunt for sailors

Mixed Doubles A Final Candice Ip, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Matt R Downton (1/1), VLTBC, def. Rhea Ellis, Cordova Bay, and Eugene Chan, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-14/21-11 . B Final Melissa Liew, VIU, and Pat Thompson, VIU, def. Jaime Sharpe, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Dallas David Yuan, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-18/21-17 . C final Ayaka Wakatsuki, UBC, and Bryan W Cassels (3/4), BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Danelle W T Chan, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Tanzil Rehman, Cordova Bay, 21-15/21-13 . D Final Clara Buttemer and Koeman Wong, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Diane Braybrook, Brentwood Bay, and Thomas Spencer, VIU, 18-21/22-20/21-19 .

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Skip Ben Power and the seven crew of his H20 won the 2011 Juan de Fuca Swiftsure race, 146 kilometres to Clallam Bay and back. They finished second last year but it’s all fun as long as you're trying your best, said Power. Baaad Kitty previously sailed on the Ottawa River. member and purchased a boat just a few years later. More than anything he is adamant that people are missing out on the experience of being a crew member. “It’s B.C.’s best-kept secret. You can have so much fun, it builds team spirit and life skills.” Power and crew first entered Baaad Kitty into the Swiftsure Juan de Fuca race (to Clallam Bay and back) in 2011. That race is famous for its dead wind, and yet Baaad Kitty swept the Juan de Fuca’s categories, crossing the finish line first and having the top time after the adjustments. “One of the mysteries is the wind factor. Because of our boat, we do better in less wind than anyone else. And the less wind the more intense it gets out there, because everyone is fighting for that miniscule amount of speed,” Power said. Last year, in better winds, Baaad Kitty finished second. “I’m not a big fan of second but we did

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Ben Power isn’t shy about his love for sailing. He wants to remind everyone it’s one of the most accessible activities going and not reserved for high society. Yes, he’s a boat owner, and yes, he’s hell-bent on winning at Swiftsure again this year as he has before. But the skip of Baaad Kitty (it came with that name) is only one of eight on the boat, and it takes all eight to get it right. “The more your team is prepared the more fun you’ll have during the race,” Power said. “I get a little bit tired of all the other coverage some sports get. But I also understand to watch sailing is not that exciting. Believe me I’ve done it. That’s why you have to try it,” he said. “There’s no dull moments once you’re in the boat.” Power recently spoke for 15 impassioned minutes at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club during the launch of the 70th Swiftsure International Yacht Race. This year’s theme is canvas to carbon, embodying the technological advancements of ships from old to new. “It’s the same sport, just different materials,” said Swiftsure chairman Vern Burkhardt. Old being the navy’s HMCS Oriole, an annual sight off Clover Point on race day. Other classics have been invited to participate as well. There is nothing old about Power’s Baaad Kitty, a Henderson 30, which is best described as a giant dinghy, a hightech boat made of lightweight parts. “It’s so fast, in light winds it actually creates its own speed, and in heavy winds it’s a bit hectic,” Power said. Power first raced in 1985 as a crew

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Men’s Singles A Final Bryan W Cassels (3/4), BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Matt R Downton (1/1), VLTBC, 21-19/22-20 . B Final Pat Thompson, VIU, def. Billy P A Brix, Brentwood Bay, 12-21/21-18/21-11 . C Final Nolan Fitzgerald, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Travis Wiersma, Nanaimo, 2115/21-17 . D Final Manabu Fukushima, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Andrew Theo Meijer, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-12/21-11 . Women’s Singles A Final Eunice Chan, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Megan Yim, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-11/21-19 . B Final Clara Buttemer, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Tashin Gee, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-19/21-9 . Men’s Doubles A Final Bryan W Cassels, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Matt R Downton (1/1), VLTBC, def. Mike Clark, Nanaimo, and Pat Thompson (2/2), VIU, 21-12/21-6 . B Final Ethan Lee, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Chris Wan, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Alexis Duval, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Brian Yam, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-14/21-14 C Final Thomas Spencer, VIU, and Travis Wiersma, Nanaimo, def. Nolan Fitzgerald, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Rob Oldfield, Cordova Bay, 22-20/16-21/21-12 . D Final Keo Malope, Vancouver, and Koeman Wong, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Theo Wu, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Ben Zheng, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-6/21-6 Women's Doubles A Final Katrina Cheng, VLTBC, and Candice Ip, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Danelle W T Chan, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Jaime Sharpe, BADMINTON VICTORIA, 21-16/21-15 . B Final Rhea Ellis, Cordova Bay, and Megan Yim, BADMINTON VICTORIA, def. Tashin Gee, BADMINTON VICTORIA, and Geraldine Pugh, Cordova Bay, 21-15/21-5 .

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PERSONALS CHRISTIAN, OUTGOING, interested senior widow has to have someone who has a rancher with space to rent/share - has to downsize. Phone (778)433-0614.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: SET of keys, near Beacon Drive-In, (Victoria). Call (250)885-7443. FOUND: SHEFFIELD United Alumni car decal in 2nd hand book. 250-656-6899 leave msg LOST KAYAK boat carrier Patricia Bay north of airport on Friday Mar 29 around 3pm. If found please call (778)4260554.

ADMINISTRATION The College of Applied Biology

is seeking an experienced

Administrative Assistant to add to their

team. This is a full-time position based in Victoria, B.C. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director, provides administrative support to team members and is responsible for the efficient functioning of the office. A copy of the job description can be found on the College website To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to









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



SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR –including HR Admin, strategic planning, req’d at Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / Apply to or fax 250-9496066 by April 12, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. FULL TIME/PART TIME Class 1 or 3 driver with air, required immediately for Port Hardy. Bulk fuel/off road exp. an asset. Clean abstract. Competitive wage package w/benefits. Send resume by fax to 250-949-6381 or email NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250360-1923 today for an interview. HOME CARE NURSE required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / apply to or fax 250-9496066 by April 30, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits.

MEDICAL/DENTAL Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses to support our Pediatric clients for home/school care in the Victoria area. Pediatric experience is an asset, although we do offer client specific training, Trach/Vent courses and other on-going training supports. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children, we would love to hear from you.



We will “Rent-To-Own� you this 3 bdrm home with rented basement suite. Quadra rent: $2700/mo (suite rented $950) Deposit required. (OR: Rent Upper level only for $1,650/mo. 3-bdrms, 2 baths)

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HOME CARE SUPPORT STAY AT home longer- will do shopping, appt’s, meal planning & more. (250)590-0102.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332.



DJEMBE DRUM. 11� diameter, good sound. with stand, Reduced $250. Victoria (250)380-8733. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. UNIVERSAL GYM $150. Dumbbells $75. Senya fax machine $25. Please call Dean at 250-727-7905.


OTTER POINT RV 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.

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

APARTMENT/CONDO ESQUIMALT- LRG 2 bdrm, reduced to $995/mo, W/D. 55+. NS/NP. (250)385-7256. OAK BAY Junction. 1-bdrm in age 55+ co-op, 1678 Fort St., main floor, May. 1, $672 mo. Heat, h/w incl. NP/NS. Share purchase req’d. 250-590-3556 or 250-381-1177.


36 PIECE Rubbermaid containers, assorted sizes, like new. All $12. 250-383-5390.

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

OLD FASHIONED Chenille bedspread, dbl size, maroon coloured, $35. (250)656-1640.


PRIMA PAPA highchair, great cond. $35. Solid wood round table $35. (250)658-2328.

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


Garage Sales

STUDENT DESK & chair, $50. Box spring mattress, frame, $49. Call 250-472-2474.



Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby ofďŹ ce: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@

FOR SALE by Owner Townhouse $389,500. MLS #320099. Open House every Sat & Sun 12-3pm, 20-1950 Cultra Ave, Saanichton. Call 250-818-7038 for more info.

GARAGE SALES SAANICHTON. Cooperidge Drive. Sat. April 6, 9am-1pm. Housewares, electronics, kid’s.


by April 15, 2013.



MAKE A FORTUNE with $3000, we know how. Free info pack. Call (250)590-9634.

Experienced Jewellery Retail Clerk


Christine Laurent Jewellers

MEADOW PRO Respiratory care unit with Concentrator & Patient instructions. $2500. (250)478-3769.

HORTICULTURE & Poultry farm requires F/T help. Apply in person at 2834 Island View Road, Wed. - Sat.

Resumes only: 2432 Beacon Ave., Sidney


OAK BAY. Updated home on two levels. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunroom + balcony, unfinished basement. 1766 sq ft & 956 unfinished sq ft. $644,000. Call 250-598-6902.

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SAANICH- 55+ furnished 2 bdrm, balcony faces Swan Creek, 5 appls, in-suite W/D. $1100, utils incld 250-479-5437

GORDON HEAD- lrg 1 bdrm, close to UVIC, bus, Mt. Doug park. W/D, F/P, lrg yard. $875+ 1/3 utils. Avail now. Call 250-686-7995, 250-479-5205, 250-885-9099.

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.

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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SOOKE, 3-bdrm, 4-plex, $750 mo, on bus route, nice deck & yard. Call 250-478-2450.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: Bright 1 bdrm deluxe suite. Short term. Call (250)514-7747. SIDNEY: DELIGHTFUL Garden suite, furnished. Walk to work, amenities & ocean. NS/NP. $850. (250)656-9194.

SUITES, LOWER ESQUIMALT 2-BDRM. Laundry room, yard. $850. inclds utils. (250)589-8674. GLANFORD- LARGE 2 bdrm, bright, quiet. Reno’d kitch & bdrm, 8’ closet. W/D, full bath, storage, priv entr, sm yrd, near bus, amens. NS/NP, $980. heat, h/w, hydro/internet incld. Refs. Apr 15. 250-704-0197.

LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, fenced yard, 4 appls, water incl’d, shared laundry, $1050 mo + utils, NS/NP. Avail immed. Call (250)881-2283.

2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GL TDI. 138,000 km, diesel, auto, leather. Local car, power everything. $8700. Call (250)727-2448.

TOWNHOUSES SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1600 mo. Avail now. Call 250-217-4060.

WANTED TO RENT HOST FAMILIES needed for Quebec and International High School students attending St. Margaret’s School (June 30 August 3). Double placement. Remuneration $1700. Contact Michelle at 250.385.0583 or

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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.

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


AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

111 WRIGHT Moving-123 ton. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283

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

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


250-477-4601 TAX RETURNS $40 EFILE. Accounting, year ends. Call Mike 250-595-8110.

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

CARPET INSTALLATION CARPET, LINO installation restretches & repairs. 30 years exp. Glen, 250-474-1024. MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. THE LANGFORD MANdecks, fences, quality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

GARDENING 20% OFF! Mowing, Pruning, Clean-Ups, Hedge/Shrub Trim, Hauling. Call (250)479-6495. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Aerating, pwr raking, pruning. Weed, moss, blackberry, stump & ivy rmvl. 25yrs exp. 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

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

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

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS

778-678-2524 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. HEDGES & EDGES- Residential only. Garden maintenance shrubs, hedges, gardening, mulch etc. Reliable & conscientious. References available. Call (778)425-0013. LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges/tree pruning, gardening, new landscapes. Monthly maintenance. WCB. 18 years exp. Andrew (250)893-3465. LAWN AND Garden Maintenance. Garden cleanups and upgrades. Premium Bark Mulch delivery and installation. Hedge trimming. Quality and value. 250-652-4879 MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Pruning, Clean-ups. Senior’s discount. Free estimate’s Phone Mike 250-216-7502. SPRING CLEANUP special: $20/hr. Weeding, Pruning, etc: Free est’s. Steve 250-727-0481

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999. CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. 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.

WEEDING, MOWING, Pruning, Planting, Composts, Organic Spraying, Fertilizing. Howard (250)383-5144, Ext. 1022.

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

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.

SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373.


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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

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

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

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm. ISLAND POWER Washing. Driveways, patios, walkways. Free est. Chris (250)885-7494.



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


ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Retaining Rock Walls, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. 250-588-9471


B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

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✭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. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

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

11 DIAMOND DAVE- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free ests. (250)889-5794.

Powerwashing, de-mossing, roof sweeps, repairs, windows, gutter guards. Insured. Free Estimates.

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading


WILL DO GARDENING etc. $15/hr. Your tools. Reliable. Call (250)383-3995.


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

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


AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 Spring clean up Lawn aeration & fertilize-soil-hedges & more. DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.

Renovating Older Gardens, Horticulturalist, Clean-ups

RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

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

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

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Cover to Cover


SAANICH NEWS - Friday, April 5, 2013  Page 22 week beginning April 4, 2013 Real Estate Victoria

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the April 4 - 10 edition of Real Estate Victoria

401-670 Dallas Rd, $525,000

2043 Milton St., $564,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

1208 Dallas Rd., $1,100,000

209-165 Kimta

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bev Carey 250 477-7291

pg. 6

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

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

302-1000 McClure, $199,000 pg. 25

pg. 11

pg. 27

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

pg. 9

304-1665 Oak Bay, $289,000 Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

Saturday 3-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301 Sunday 1-4 One Flat Fee Mayur Arora 250 813-1960

pg. 11

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

pg. 6

307-4480 Chatterton, $485,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 8

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

pg. 3

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Anna Bjelde, 250-592-4422

305-409 Swift, $329,900 pg. 3

pg. 9

414-10 Paul Kane, $629,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

pg. 27

pg. 8

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

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

pg. 13

pg. 25

pg. 25

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

pg. 12

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

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

613 Sturdee pg. 8

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

pg. 27

pg. 10

pg. 25

376 Kinver St., $424,900

1805 Mckenzie Ave, $489,000 pg. 12

pg. 12

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

1026 Tillicum, $489,900 pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

pg. 13

313-3277 Glasgow Ave, $199,000

pg. 25

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

pg. 6

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gurcharan Chauhan, 250-384-8124

Friday 1-3 JonesCo Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

pg. 12

4275 Parkside Cres, 569,900 pg. 25

pg. 3

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

302-9945 Fifth St, $329,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-479-3333

pg. 6

8501 Ebor Terr., $629,000 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

pg. 25

9708 Fifth St, $599,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

pg. 15

6665 Buena Vista, $614,000

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

pg. 21

pg. 21

pg. 21

pg. 9

8230 West Saanich, $649,900

512 Crossandra Cres, $324,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301

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

pg. 15

1290 Lands End, $769,000 pg. 6

2945 Colquitz, $429,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 14

1601 Mayneview Terr., $679,000

556 Heatherdale pg. 13

pg. 3

pg. 9

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

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

pg. 8

11075 Salal Pl., $599,900

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 The Condo Group, Burr Properties Ltd. 250-382-6636

107-537 Heatherdale, $398,000

4693 Sunnymead, $829,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

11061 Salal Pl., $749,000

3356 Whittier, $424,900 pg. 7

pg. 21

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000

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

11-4318 Emily Carr Dr., $519,000

303-625 Admirals Rd, $179,900 pg. 3

pg. 6

4294 Torquay Dr, $539,900 pg. 13

Sunday 2-3:30 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

pg. 25

Saturday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

pg. 14

2380 Alta Vista Pl, $699,000

304-1618 North Dairy, $332,999

982 Mckenzie, $324,900 Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

311 Uganda Ave., $435,000 pg. 12

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

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

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Jack Petrie, 250-385-2033

pg. 2

1801 Laval Ave.

103E-1115 Craigflower, $354,900 pg. 9

pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

Saturday 12-1:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

Saturday 12-1:30 Fair Realty Chris Dusseault, 250-516-8773

98-7701 Central Saanich, $179,900

311-3921 Shelbourne, $299,000

1590 Ash Rd, $1,099,000

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

pg. 5

1533 Granada Cres, $549,900 pg. 27

pg. 21

2244 Mills Rd, $549,900

841 Maltwood, $775,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

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

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

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

205-1571 Mortimer, $209,000

pg. 27

8930 Tumbo Pl, $1,124,000

305-1620 McKenzie, $328,400

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 3

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich, 250 477-7291

10216 Surfside Pl., $579,000

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

1905 Portway, $859,950

20-1473 Garnet, $379,000

pg. 11

110 Beach pg. 6

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

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

pg. 5

112-1505 Church Ave, $184,000

2201 Arbutus Cove, $1,349,000

2560 Orchard, $769,000 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

pg. 3

pg. 14

7179 Skyline Cres, $559,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jeannie Lau, 250-477-5353

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

106-820 Short St., $354,900

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper, 250-686-6325

Sunday 2-5 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rob Garry 250 384-8124

pg. 27

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

pg. 10

1553 Marcola, $549,000

823 Gulfview, $1,065,000

11D-37 Cooper Rd, $164,800

2166 Central, $679,000

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250 360-6106

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Vicky Turner 250 592-4422

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

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

6 Falstaff Pl, $389,900 pg. 25

pg. 10

209-2529 Wark, $205,000

pg. 25

2168 Meadowvale, $624,900

510-1433 Faircliff, $219,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

19-300 Six Mile Rd, $374,900 pg. 3

209-71 Gorge Rd W

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Debbie Hargreaves 250 384-8124

pg. 7

5373 Pat Bay Hwy, $599,000

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

732 Belton Ave., $569,900

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

pg. 12

pg. 13

4464 Majestic, $559,900

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

973 Owlwood, $865,000

204-21 Conard St, $229,000

306-75 Songhees, $698,000

113-21 Erie St, $524,000

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

215 Helmcken, $519,000

5-2116 Richmond, $415,000

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

802-139 Clarence, $389,000

Saturday 11-1 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

pg. 5

3022 Cedar Hill, $356,900

Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Vicky Turner, 250-592-4422

pg. 14

4568 Montford Cres, $679,000 pg. 8

316 Brunswick Pl, $499,500

970 Tolmie Ave, $429,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

7-126 Hallowell, $399,900

1494 Fairfield

Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $409,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

4030/4040 Borden St

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

11-1880 Chandler Ave., $559,000

1741 Patly, $1,224,000

pg. 10

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

pg. 14

67-901 Kentwood Lane, $469,500

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

pg. 11

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

1578/1580 Jasper Pl, $798,000

4901 Sea Ridge, $629,000

68-14 Erskine, $429,000

201-55 Songhees, $699,000

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Jack Petrie, 250-385-2033

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

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

602-647 Michigan St, $199,000

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

406-1039 Linden Ave, $289,000

pg. 27

538 Meredith Cres, $432,000

Saturday 11-1 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

pg. 11

pg. 1

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088 pg. 10

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Patrick Skillings, 250-382-8838

5 Gorge Rd E., $419,000

206-1030 Meares, $399,900

pg. 17

2706 Dorset, $899,800

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422

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

304-1505 Church Ave, $185,400

1052 Colville Rd, $519,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Geoff Martinson, 250-385-2033

204-1715 Richmond Ave., $269,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Phillip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

133-2345 Cedar Hill X, $499,000

107-2930 Cook St, $324,900

1-928 Empress, $424,900

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

pg. 27

Saturday 1:30-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Clifton Mak, 250-479-3333

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

pg. 12

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

244 King George Terr, $1,199,900

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

1787 Bay St, $449,888 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Rusen, 250-384-8124

pg. 11

202-1537 Morrison St, $229,900 pg. 11

25-909 Admirals, $369,900

2131 Newton

1273 Denman St, $549,000

628 Cornwall, $598,000

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Julie Rust, 250-477-1100

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

107-250 Douglas, $239,000

203-1120 Fairfield Rd, $349,000

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

pg. 3

9105 Lochside Dr., $989,000 pg. 25

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

pg. 21

A26 •

Friday, April 5, 2013 - SAANICH


This Weekend’s

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Published Every Thursday 1718 Cresswell, $629,900

290 Milburn Dr, $689,000

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

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

pg. 18

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

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Chris Dusseault, 250-516-8773

pg. 15

4042 Metchosin Rd., $529,900 pg. 15

418 Jayhawk Pl, $474,900 Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

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

1274 Parkdale Creek, $405,000

pg. 7

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

pg. 18

Sunday 11:30-1:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

pg. 19

pg. 27

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Kami Norman, 250-477-5353

pg. 15

3055 Phillips, $699,900

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

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

pg. 10

Sunday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

952 Lilmac, $614,500

2983 Dornier Rd. pg. 18

Sunday 12-4 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

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It’s so easy to get started… call


Watch for our Auto Section SOOKE NEWS


Are you looking to join a growing company with the largest pre-owned presence on the island? Consider Galaxy Motors Duncan located at 7329 Trans Canada Highway We want to hear from you. Please email or fax a resume to 250-478-7288 Attn: David King General Manager

IIn your community i newspapers


Do you have experience in sub-prime?



Competitive pay plans with benefits and company demo.

At the Speedway Reader’s Rides Driver Ed Tips By the Water



A busy 40+ used car store with access to over 400 vehicles in the Auto Group.

pg. 16

pg. 25

Give them power. Give them confidence. Give them control.

Galaxy Motors Duncan is Hiring for their Business Office

pg. 18

2578 Wentwich, $485,000

39-2587 Selwyn, $134,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Valerie Edwards, 250-477-9947

39-551 Bezanton Way, $464,900

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

205-866 Goldstream, $304,900

617-623 Treanor Ave, $234,900 pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

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

2216 Players Dr, $719,900

Friday to Monday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-516-7772

2098 Bishops Gate, $579,000

631/633 Rason Rd.

3547 Desmond, $659,500 pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

1015 Braeburn Ave.

Sunday 1-3 VIP Real Estate Ltd. Robert Whyte, 250-216-3784

Saturday 12:30-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Brad Forrest, 250-474-4800

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

1091 Jenkins, $379,900 pg. 18

Sunday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden, 250-589-0248

pg. 18

pg. 2

Tuesday thru Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Pat Guiney, 250 391-6400

Saturday 10-12 & Sunday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-1989

pg. 16

2586 Legacy Ridge, $499,900

2850 Aldwynd

672 Strandlund Ave, $334,900

1225 Millstream Rd, $994,800

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

3395 Haida, $769,000

2680 Deville Rd, $399,999

6509 Bellavista, $498,000

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

3537 Promenade, $778,000

917 Bullen, $434,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Kami Norman, 250-477-5353

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the April 4 - 10 edition of

741 Bexhill Rd, $509,900

Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

pg. 15

2515 Fielding Pl., $699,888


pg. 19

SAANICH NEWS - Friday, April 5, 2013 • A27

victoria’s premier show of the year! Design Theatre featuring: Amy McGeachy of CHEK TV’s Design District

26th annual spring

Show Hours: Friday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

P FREE PARKING! SHUTTLE BUS E E FR between arenas! produced by



Victoria’s Largest Building, Renovation and Decor Show!


April 19-20-21


ONE LOCATION! 3 ARENAS! 3 BIG DAYS! 1767 Old Island Highway $

Admission 5.00

Bear Mountain Arena Juan de Fuca Curling Arena Juan de Fuca Arena

This is one of Western Cana da’s largest and most unique shows!

Show information: 1.800.471.1112


A28 •

Friday, April 5, 2013 - SAANICH

Spring on the Savings. Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Product of Surrey, BC Family Pack Savings Size $10.76/kg

Red Grapes Seedless & Sweet! Grown in Chile $3.70/kg Limit 2 Bags

On Sale

4 Simply



Thick & Rich Pasta Sauce

Orange, Apple, Raspberry Lemonade, Lemonade or Grapefruit Selected 1.75L

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Per lb

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Assorted Colours 55cm

9kg Bag Limit 12

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Where this symbol appears, deposit & enviro levies are applicable.

BC Fresh Halibut Fillets $13.56/lb

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