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Buses rattle nerves of Colquitz neighbourhood Side street becomes busy artery in wake of bridge closure

rather hazardous to children walking to school or people walking down the street,” said Geoff Godfrey, who lives on Colquitz Avenue. “And legally the speed limit is 50 km/h. So we’re here thinking this might not be too safe.” Saanich and B.C. Transit have each fielded calls from residents who echo Godfrey’s concerns. During construction, the No. 11 bus has been rerouted from Gorge Road onto Colquitz, and rejoins its regular route on Cowper Avenue. “It’s not an ideal situation, but it’s the best solution we’ve come up with at this time,” said Meribeth Burton, spokesperson for B.C. Transit. Conversations are continuing with Saanich and the community association to see if there is a better solution, she said. Until something changes, Godfrey and neighbours are pushing for a 30 km/h

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Colquitz Avenue neighbours Geoff Godfrey, left, and Ken Dwernychuk are concerned about increased bus and commuter traffic down their narrow residential street as a result of the Craigflower Bridge closure.

With a lack of sidewalks and – despite that – an abundance of pedestrians who enjoy walking along the narrow, tranquil roadway, Colquitz Avenue is the epitome of a quiet residential street. But the closure of Admiral’s Road three blocks over, as part of the Craigflower Bridge replacement project, has turned Colquitz into a busy – albeit temporary – route for B.C. Transit buses. “This street is no more than a single lane wide, and to have 140 buses a day go up and down, seems like it could be

speed limit on their street. Burton says bus drivers have already been told to go 30 km/h down Colquitz Avenue. Saanich’s manager of capital projects says the municipality will be measuring speeds and counting the vehicles that use Colquitz in the coming week to determine if more needs to be done to alert drivers. “If there’s a speeding issue, then we can respond and perhaps change things,” said Jim Hemstock. “Colquitz is viewed really as the only viable solution. It’s straight, it doesn’t have ditches beside the road and it’s the closest (street) to the western part of the community. We’re trying to make this as short a period as possible. It’ll be about 10 more weeks of this.” PlEASE SEE: Colquitz, Page A10

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Victoria runners show solidarity with Boston W

ith the world reeling and looking for answers about the Boston Marathon bombing, Victoria wasted no time showing solidarity, with residents and runners alike eager to lend their support. Wednesday night’s (April 17) Free Run 5K Travis at Beacon Hill Park Paterson commemorated the Reporting victims of the Boston bombings. Runners wore ribbons on their shoes in yellow and blue, Boston Marathon’s official colours. Around town, running groups held moments of silence before heading out for their regular training. Organizers of the Island Race Series anticipated a gesture of some type will be dedicated to Boston at the Sooke 10K on Sunday. The TC 10K on April 28 is also looking at opportunities to direct donations towards the Boston victims, said race sponsor Rob Reid, owner of FrontRunners. “Runners are tenacious and strong willed, and the months and the prep that goes into running a marathon shows that strong character that is at the fibre of runners globally,” said Reid, a director of the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. A six-time veteran of the Boston Marathon, Reid feels a strong connection to those runners who were unable to share in the euphoric moment that comes at the Boston finish line. “Boston was what got us into marathon-

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Bert Robillard holds the Boston Marathon medal he received minutes before two bombs exploded near the finish line.

Sidney man finishes Boston run minutes before blasts Steven Heywood News staff Don Denton/News staff

Dave Milne, owner of Peninsula Runners and organizer of the free run in Beacon Hill Park, shows off one of the blue and yellow ribbons he will be handing out for runners to wear in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. ing. In the 1970s it was one of the only ones around. It’s Mount Everest for runners. I went from zero to wanting to run in Boston.” There’s definitely a buzz going around the running community that people want to stand up to this act of terrorism, said Dave Milne, who organizes regular five-kilometre “free runs” at Beacon Hill Park through his Saanich store, Peninsula Runners. “We started the free runs three years ago. They’re just open events that people can

come out and participate in,” said Milne, who is also the director of the Oak Bay Half Marathon. “By (Wednesday morning) we had gone from 80 registered to 150.” Runners were also encouraged to wear Boston Marathon running gear. “We talked about cancelling it and postponing Wednesday’s race but after a lot of talking ... we decided to dedicate the run to Boston,” Milne said. “A lot of people are running today because they can. Because of Boston.”

TC 10K bumping up police presence Travis Paterson News staff

Within a few hours of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, TC 10K race director Jacqui Sanderson was on the phone with Victoria police. About 13,000 people are expected for the April 28 race through downtown Victoria. Though there is no reason to suggest any added security risks in the wake of the Boston tragedy, the TC 10K will bulk up its police and security presence, just in case. “We’ll put additional resources on race weekend but there’s no evidence to suggest • A3

any added risk. The TC 10K is a community event about the celebration of health and fitness and we want to continue promoting that celebration,” Sanderson said. At no time did organizers consider cancelling the popular run. To connect the Boston Marathon with a much smaller running event in Victoria is a stretch, said Adam Molnar, a political science doctoral student at UVic who is researching security and emergency management in the context of major sporting events. “I think it’s important that a positive tradition (such as the TC 10K) be allowed to continue in a way that maintains it as a sports

event for the community and not a security event,” Molnar said. “That being said, Victoria needs to have a security strategy proportional to the city and event.” There’s a lot less pressure for Victoria’s second biggest race, the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 13. “Because our event is not until October we are lucky, but we will be talking about it at our next meeting in May. And we’re certainly watching how the Sun Run and Vancouver Marathon (May 5) are handling it,” said Cathy Noel, general manager of the Victoria marathon.

Bert Robillard counts himself as lucky and thankful he was able to complete Monday’s Boston Marathon when he did – several minutes before two explosions near the finish line. The Sidney man was running his fourth Boston Marathon, having last done so in 2003 at age 50. Seven to nine minutes after he finished, Robillard said he was among a large group of runners and volunteers a few blocks away from the finish line, picking up a participation medal and meeting up with his wife, Helen Watt and fellow runner Lori Stenson, and her partner Don Costello. That’s when the bombs went off. “I didn’t hear the explosions,” Robillard said. “No one there did, as there was a lot of noise at the time.” Having met up with his wife and Costello, they went around the corner to their hotel so he could rest. They turned on the TV and saw the chaos unfolding at the finish line. Stenson was directed away from the finish line as the second bomb went off and eventually found her friends. Robillard said the incident left him in shock and he finds himself wondering what might have happened if he had paused to rest during his run. “I was damn lucky to be where I was.” Since he qualified for the next Boston Marathon in his 60-65 age group, Robillard, 60, said he’s asking himself whether he’ll return for his fifth race next year.

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Arts for Everyone! Saanich Celebrates the Arts

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Ambulance service to change deployment model Paramedic union says Greater Victoria is too understaffed to make changes effective Kyle Slavin

BC Arts and Culture Week (April 21-27) celebrates the vital role that the arts play in enriching our individual and community wellbeing. The District of Saanich and the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill are pleased to host a number of events during April and May. Our April 13 Carnival of the Arts family-based community event was a great success. From April 16-28, the Arts Centre hosts the Saanich Artists Studio Tours Exhibition, a preview of upcoming neighbourhood Studio Tours taking place on weekends through May. Every year, artists warmly welcome visitors behind the scenes to see their works and where they create. Events are free and everyone is welcome. Come out and discover local arts! The Limelight Youth Arts Experience comes to the Arts Centre on Saturday, May 4 and includes an artists’ expo, workshops, and exhibition of works from School District 61/63, in partnership with the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria. For more information on these events or the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, call 250 475-5557.

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B.C. Ambulance Service in Greater Victoria will next month change the way paramedics are deployed to emergencies throughout the region. But BCAS assures residents there won’t be negative impacts to response times when people call 911. While paramedics currently start their shifts at one of the seven community-based satellite ambulance stations, come May 22 employees begin their day at a central depot on Douglas Street. “By being more flexible with our resources and being able to move (paramedics and ambulances) effectively, our goal is to improve our ability to respond to incidents,” said Grant Brilz, BCAS district manager for Greater Victoria. Paramedics will still be sent out to the satellite locations, but which municipality they wind up in could change day-to-day, depending on where the greatest need is, Brilz said, but there will never be a community that isn’t being served.

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Paramedics Gary Baggott and Tamara McNay carry a stretcher out of their ambulance at the emergency ward of the Royal Jubilee Hospital. B.C. Ambulance Service in Greater Victoria is changing the way paramedics are deployed in the region starting next month. “This is one way we are able to change our model in a way that doesn’t impact patient care and has a strong potential to improve response time,” he said. “Our goal is to provide the best service to the public with the resources we have available.” Bronwyn Barter, president of Ambulance Paramedics of B.C., the union representing all paramedics in the province, commends the deployment model in theory, but says the

Forum on regional policing Tuesday The Vancouver Island Criminal Justice Association is sponsoring a discussion on a regional police force in the Capital Region. The discussion will feature Victoria police Chief Const. Jamie Gra-

ham and Central Saanich Chief Paul Hames. The event takes place April 23 at 7 p.m. at Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus, Fisher Room 100.


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union is too understaffed in Greater Victoria to make the change effective. “Ultimately if you’re not going to increase the amount of paramedics or ambulances that you have, it’s not going to improve the response times and patient care,” she said. “We don’t see this as an improvement to resource allocation or response time.” The union and BCAS are currently


in arbitration discussing the changed deployment model, Barter said. Among the topics still of concern to the union is paramedics regularly need to change their uniforms throughout the day, after coming into contact with hazardous materials. With no home base in a community anymore and the potential to start the day deployed at one station and get moved around throughout the shift, spare clean uniforms will have to be carried in the ambulance. Where Brilz said there will be efficiencies is right now paramedics are required to stock and clean their own vehicles. Under the new model, the ambulances will be in a “ready state” right at the start of shift. The deployment model switch is the first step in a transition for BCAS. The next step entails a detailed look at existing satellite locations, and whether they are optimally located to respond for service. “There’s no plans to close any stations. We need those (satellite) locations to be able to respond from,” Brilz said. There are 110 full-time and 35 parttime paramedics working in Greater Victoria. At its peak during the day, BCAS has 14 ambulances on shift. “This creates no impact for the municipalities or the public. We will continue to have ambulance service in these areas and those communities.” tiative to bridge the gap between teens and seniors.

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Gorge Park seeks volunteer weed pullers

The Saanich Pulling Together Team will lead an invasive weed pulling in Gorge Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20. Meet at the park entrance at Gorge Road and Orillia Street. Bring clippers and gloves if possible and dress for the weather. From noon to 2 p.m., teens and seniors from the Trust Us Project will host a free hotdog lunch for all the weed pullers. Trust Us is an intergenerational community ini-

Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary hosts its annual native plant sale Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 841 Ralph St. in Saanich. The sanctuary will have about 6,000 plants for sale and crafts from senior volunteers. See for parking information.

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Riders participate in the Big Family Bike Ride as part of the Saanich Cycling Festival in 2011. This year’s event happens Sunday (April 21), 11 a.m. starting at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus.

Shelbourne Street, at the best of times, isn’t an ideal roadway for cyclists. But if you’ve ever wanted to enjoy the ride without worrying about vehicles passing you on the Shelbourne’s narrow lanes, Sunday’s Saanich Cycling Festival is your chance. To mark Earth Day on Monday, the cycling fest is a kid-friendly event that features two bike rides: a 2-km and a 4.9-km route. The longer of the Big Family Bike Rides, beginning at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus and ending at the University of Victoria, takes cyclists along McRae Avenue, Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue. Saanich police cars will provide rolling street closures the entire way. The shorter ride, the Kids Bike Ride, starts and ends at UVic’s parking lot No. 10. This ride is recommended for kids six and under. The fun doesn’t end when the ride ends, though. Stage shows, games, a bike rodeo, bike demonstrations, information displays and a bouncey castle will keep the festival going at UVic through to 1:30 p.m. There’s also a treasure map game for kids, with a bike giveaway as the grand prize. Participants are reminded that wearing a helmet during the ride is mandatory. Riders also encouraged to bring a bike lock to during the festivities, after the ride. Free parking is available in UVic’s parking lot No. 6. Riders making their way to Camosun from UVic are encouraged to use the bike lanes on Henderson Road. Both bike rides begin at April 21, 11 a.m., but participants should arrive at 10:45. For more info, visit

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Forest group pushes parties to protect old growth Edward Hill News staff

The Ancient Forest Alliance is taking provincial political parties to task this election in terms of committing to preserve B.C.’s remaining old growth forests. The Victoria-based environmental organization that caught international attention with its advocacy for old growth near Port Renfrew coined “Avatar Grove,” says the province is running out of its oldest forests, and has little legislation in place to protect what’s left. “Industry still logs thousands of hectares of old growth every year,” said Ken Wu, executive directior of

the AFA. “We can and must develop a sustainable second growth industry. “Without handcuffs on industry, this is going to be the end of this resource. It’s up to government, be it the Liberals or the NDP, to make a commitment.” Last week, the AFA and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre issued proposed legislation to protect old growth forests. Part of that plan involves engaging an independent scientific council to assess the ecological risk associated with varying levels of remaining old growth forests. “While some legal mechanisms are available today under various

statutes, we feel there is a need for new legislation and planning that is based on science, governed by timelines, and plugs existing loopholes or inconsistencies,” said Calvin Sandborn, legal director of the UVic Environmental Law Centre. This week, the AFA criticized the B.C. NDP’s platform as continuing the “unsustainable status quo of oldgrowth forest liquidation and overcutting.” It said the B.C. Liberals remain convinced the forests aren’t endangered, and the party has left a legacy of forestry job losses, raw log exports and unsustainable harvests. Wu noted the B.C. Green party has committed to key parts of the proposed legislation.

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Calvin Sandborn, director of the Environmental Law Centre at UVic, left, and Ancient Forest Alliance executive director Ken Wu stand next to one of the few remaining old growth trees, a Douglas fir, in Mount Douglas Park.


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Refusing to live in fear W

e weren’t standing in the line of fire. We weren’t hit by shards of shrapnel. We didn’t smell the acrid smoke or feel the percussive thrust, but we were all hurt deeply by the horrific explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. It’s been an emotional, fear-filled week. The aftermath of the bombings had most of us glued to the news, hoping to learn why. The answer to that may Fear spreads never come, or if it does, may not make sense. It’s quickly, but so itdifficult to make sense of does solidarity the senseless. Terrorist acts like these bombings are meant to hurt us all. Some of us physically, brutally, even more of us at an emotional level. Fear is a weapon easily wielded, a disease that too quickly spreads. Whether or not you’re a runner, this week you likely felt that fear, that vulnerability. You likely shed tears for people you’ve never met. Perhaps you said a prayer or hugged your loved ones a little closer. Children’s TV host Fred Rogers has been often quoted this week: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” In the days after the bombings, many stories have focused on the survivors and those who came to their rescue. Selfless bystanders who rendered aid, those who staunched the flow of blood with bare hands, those who carried the wounded to safety. Here at home, far from the scene of the carnage, we showed our support, our solidarity with those personally affected by the blasts. As the shock and anger began to subside, our community came together to remember those affected by the Boston bombings, runners wore ribbons, held vigils and made vows to support those affected. In the days ahead we may continue to feel the emotional impact of the blasts, but we must remember, we can’t run from fear, rather we should run despite it. 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


Energy will determine Canada’s fate


fruition. That means they must nergy is on everyone’s minds respond to immediate economic these days. Prime Minister demands while leaving longer-term Stephen Harper is determined problems like climate change and to make Canada an energy water issues on the back burner. superpower, fuelled by Alberta’s Surely the enduring consequences tarsands. of today’s actions or Meanwhile, Alberta inactions must be a Premier Alison Redford, priority. We’ll be living elected to lead a province with the ramifications with a strong economy, of the current crop of now finds energy price politicians’ decisions and fluctuations are reducing actions long after they’ve provincial revenues. been relegated to history. Saskatchewan is booming Crisis is a powerful from oil, gas and uranium motivator, as we saw revenues, and B.C. Premier during the economic Christy Clark plans to crash of 2008. In a matter expand exploitation of David Suzuki of weeks, President liquefied natural gas, Science Matters George W. Bush and his which requires huge successor, Barack Obama, amounts of energy and involves the contentious practice of committed hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out banks and fracking. automobile companies – without While Quebec Premier Pauline imposing conditions that might get Marois maintains a moratorium them to change their ways. I was on fracking, New Brunswick astounded at the speed and scale Premier David Alward claims it’s of these actions, compared to the an energy opportunity for his snail’s pace on ecological issues province. Former Ontario Premier that threaten the survival of our Dalton McGuinty’s progressive species and our way of life. Green Energy Act is under serious The science has been in for more attack, and Prime Minister Harper than two decades: human use of embraces exploration for oil. fossil fuels creating unprecedented While the federal government levels of greenhouse gases is demonizes environmentalists as altering the chemistry of the “radicals” bent on derailing plans atmosphere, leading to climate for the tarsands and other natural and weather effects that will be resources, opposition is rising chaotic and devastating. Continued against pipelines to transport increases in emissions will only Alberta’s diluted bitumen to the exacerbate what is already an out-ofB.C. coast via Enbridge’s Northern control atmospheric transformation Gateway, or to Texas refineries via of the biosphere. the Keystone XL. We claim brainpower makes us Politicians who want to make superior to the rest of life on this significant change must focus planet. But what use is intelligence primarily on re-election if they if we don’t use it to respond to are to see their agendas come to

threats and opportunities? After all, foresight was a great human attribute that brought us to a position of dominance on the planet. We used our knowledge and experiences to look ahead and recognize potential dangers and favourable circumstances so we could take control over our destiny by acting to avoid hazards and exploit possibilities. This is Canada’s moment. We are confronting a crisis with the economy and energy. No economy can grow forever; it is simply impossible on a finite planet. Shouldn’t we ask what an economy is for? How much is enough? What are the limits? How do we build a sustainable economy? We have learned from painful experience in single-resource communities that relying primarily on one major component of the economy – logging, fishing, mining – makes for dangerous boom-and-bust cycles. Nations that export fossil fuel too often become over-reliant on that sector. That destabilizes the economy (as we’re seeing in Alberta), distorts priorities (leading to the so-called “Dutch disease,” where other parts of the economy are neglected or ignored) and undermines democracy by holding government hostage (as we saw in the enormous lobbying power of industry in the last U.S. presidential election). The future of energy in Canada will determine the fate of our society. It must be widely discussed, nationally as well as provincially, beyond the boundaries of politics and economics. This is about the type of country we will leave to our children and grandchildren.

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, April 19, 2013

Her Honour honoured B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon receives a lapel pin from Victoria Rotary Club president Rosalind Scott as part of Guichon’s honorary induction into the club during a special luncheon held at the Union Club. Ben Gawletz/ News Staff

LETTERS Civil disobedience may stop sewage plan I have been following the wastewater saga closely for the past year. In an effort to understand it better, I have read reports, spoken to experts and attended meetings including the Capital Regional District’s own core area liquid waste management committee. Many of my questions have been answered, but mysteries remain. Why do most members of this committee continue to stumble down this road to ruin? Assuming that we need wastewater treatment in Victoria, this is certainly not the way to go about it. This planned megaproject is an enormous waste of money. It is a short-term, unsustainable folly that will prevent the development of higher environmental priorities and cripple our tax base. There are alternatives that would cost less and be more effective. Furthermore, the CRD has so far ignored the public, bullied communities and disgraced themselves in the process. This is actually a failure of government at all levels. The federal government is to blame for creating a regulation that does not recognize local circumstances.

The provincial government is to blame for following a path of perception. Regardless, the buck should have stopped at the CRD. Obviously, it did not. Now, it is up to the public to stop this monster. And they will. The pressure is growing. Even civil disobedience has been discussed. This scandal could well result in the end of some political careers and even the CRD. Dave Ferguson Saanich

Many questions asked of provincial NDP Let me say out front that my heart is with the Greens, but for practical reasons I may vote for the B.C. NDP, as defeating the B.C. Liberals is that urgent. I’ve been trying to ascertain where the NDP stands on many environmental issues, but have been getting long, yet vague responses from my MLA and the party in general. Here’s what I’d like to know: will the NDP immediately close down or remove all fish farms, possibly replacing them with on-land certified organic containers, like they have in Ireland? Will they end all fracking for liquid natural gas? Will they

protect all forests and provide forestry workers with alternative employment? Will they oppose all pipelines and tankers carrying Alberta tarsands bitumen? Will they protect our agricultural land reserve? Will they protect Shawnigan Lake and all lakes, rivers, streams and the ocean from toxic runoff? I hope the News will give all our local candidates a chance to address these issues. If the NDP continues to be vague with their answers, I am certain they will only encourage more people to vote Green. Helene Harrison Victoria

Liberals’ TV spot didn’t impress voter Now that the election campaign has officially begun, I would like to comment on the Liberal government’s pre-election advertising spot. Not only was it crass and wasteful, it was untrue. To say that B.C. taxes are low without considering the burden of the health insurance “tax” (called premiums) is at least misleading. This tax does not exist in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.


For my partner and I, it is more than $130 per month; not easy to take when living on a pension. The Liberals have certainly lowered taxes for their corporate friends, but for ordinary B.C. residents, we do not have the lowest provincial taxes. Far from it. Enough of this anti-NDP coalition and enough of Christy Clark. I would rather pay taxes for public services, not government advertising. Brian Cousins Victoria

a slate of candidates for the last three elections, the most recent of which included Susan Brice, Paul Gerrard, Nichola Wade and Leif Wergeland, which is, in itself, an endorsement. His own website reads, “I also want to acknowledge those who endorsed me publicly during the campaign.” What’s that old saying? It’s better to give than to receive? Richard Atwell Saanich

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Resident calls mayor on endorsement line Re: Endorsements may not matter (Guest column, April 12) If Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard sees so little value in endorsements, why is he such an avid recipient of them? During the 2011 municipal election, Leonard took endorsements from former Mayor Hugh Curtis and former MP David Anderson. Leonard then accepted endorsements from the Saanich Police Association and the Saanich Firefighters’ union, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 967. In addition, Leonard has run

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Colquitz neighbours press district for lower speed limits Continued from Page A1

Hemstock says Colquitz is being used for buses and local traffic only. Cut-through traffic to access Gorge Road is being urged to use Cowper Street and Obed Avenue, then head south on Tillicum Road. “It’s not possible to do this without some inconvenience,” he said. Godfrey says he can live with buses going down his street for a short time, but hopes B.C. Transit is open to making adjustments to their routing to ease the neighbourhood’s concerns. “They could cut the amount of traffic in half (on our street) by having the buses going north use Inlet (Avenue) and the buses going south use Colquitz,” he said. If all else fails, temporary 30 km/h speed limit signs would, optimistically, have an impact, Godfrey said. “We just want (drivers) to be aware this is a residential street, and to try to keep the speed limit down.” Check with regions/vic for bus routes and changes. Check for updates to the Craigflower Bridge project.

Craigflower Bridge site flooded with history Since work began at the site of the Craigflower Bridge, two ancient intact bodies, six partial remains and several First Nations artifacts have been uncovered. As a result of the heavy archaeological workload, Saanich council on Monday approved a $400,000 increase to expand the scope of work for the project’s archaeological consultant. “As the excavation takes place, (the consultant) has the expertise to identify the material. They’re on site for the entire process,” said Colin Doyle, Saanich’s director of engineering. Golder Associates’ contract was already valued at $120,000. This contract expansion allows work on the site to continue, without impacting the bridge project timeline or cost. This $400,000 was already factored into the project budget as a contingency, Doyle said, and doesn’t increase the overall $15.8-million price tag.

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Police officers honoured for campaign against drunk driving Kyle Wells News staff

Laurel Middelaer can’t bear to part with a tiny pair of red sandals. The little shoes represent her four-year-old daughter Alexa’s fierce spirit, as she refused to wear anything else. And they give Laurel a reason to put an end to drunk driving. Laurel held tightly to the sandals as she spoke about her bright daughter who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008. More than 40 Vancouver Island police officers, including members from Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria departments, were honoured and welcomed to Alexa’s Team on April 11 for their work in charging intoxicated drivers. Laurel and her husband, Michael Middelaer, were on hand to thank the officers for helping to take drunk drivers off the roads. In their daughter’s memory, her parents founded Alexa’s Team in 2008, a program that recognizes police officers who charge 12 or more intoxicated drivers in a year. Organizers estimate that, statistically, the officers’ work

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Sannich police officers Const. Jon Cawsey, left, and Const. Bima Ribeiro are thanked by MLA Ida Chong and Alexa’s Team founder Laurel Middelaer for their work in helping to take drunk drivers off the roads. saves hundreds of lives a year. “I want you to know what kind of difference you are making,” she said. “I speak for the voices that do not know who they are, and I want to thank you.” The honours were given out at Glenlyon Norfolk school in Oak Bay, with minister of Aboriginal relations and reconciliation Ida Chong in attendance, along with Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen.

Jensen, a former Crown prosecutor, spoke of seeing first hand the hard, often thankless work police officers do to charge drunk drivers. He has also seen the results of drinking and driving. “The hardest part of that job was not going into the courthouse,” Jensen said. “The hardest part was, in fact, meeting the families of the victims, the families whose lives had been devastated.”

Rankin talks tough on tax havens Daniel Palmer News staff

Victoria MP Murray Rankin is calling on the federal government to fund a special division of the Canada Revenue Agency to target international tax evaders. Earlier this month the U.S.based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a massive cache of information on thousands of individuals, including 450 Canadians, who have been using tax havens abroad. While Rankin hasn’t seen the documents, he said the list is the tip of the iceberg of tax evasion, which the NDP estimates

could be between $5.3 and $7.8 billion in Canadian tax revenue. “We need to hire more people, estimate the tax gap and train a special division of CRA to go after international tax,” Rankin told the News. The government’s 2013 Economic Action Plan provides new measures to fight tax evasion, Canada Revenue Minister Gail Shea said in a statement following the release of the information. They include such measures as paying whistleblowers and increasing the onus on Canadians with foreign investments to report more information. “Over the last six years, the CRA has conducted approxi-

mately 8,000 compliance actions and reassessed in excess of $4.5 billion in federal taxes as the result of its efforts,” Shea said. But Rankin said the CRA budget is being slashed at a time when it needs more forensic accountants and expert lawyers to pursue complex cases. “I fear the government is going to go after the low-hanging fruit, the obvious tax evader with money off-shore not declaring it,” Rankin said. “But that’s not where the money is. The money is in corporations with subsidiaries, nominee directors in different jurisdictions.”


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Home decor experts hit Victoria this weekend Home Expo fills arenas at West Shore recreation Charla Huber News staff

Decorating a patio for spring can be daunting when perusing the options. The team from GardenWorks hopes to help people learn to create the best patio with the space available. GardenWorks is among those offering expertise at the Victoria Home Expo at West Shore Parks and Recreation this weekend. In a 10-foot by 10-foot booth, Chris Jones, the Colwood store manager, will display two patio setups. “If you have a condo, that space will show you what you can do,” she said, explaining that people with larger spaces to work with can just add to the ideas. “With the love of outdoor living, people are spending more time on their patios entertaining. Around here there are many people living in condos or houses with small yards.” The patio display will showcase an edible patio loaded with potted blueberries, strawberries, herbs, citrus fruits and olives. The other option on site will be a modern contemporary patio with beautiful pottery filled with foliage and flowers. Summer gardening can be done anywhere, explained Jones, adding that collapsible planters can be used for potatoes and tomatoes. “They can be folded down and stored during the winter,” she said. “But you can grow vegetables in anything.” Staff at the show will talk to people


Chris Jones, GardenWorks Colwood store manager, is working on a display showcasing two patio setups for the Victoria Home Expo this weekend at West Shore Parks and Recreation. Charla Huber/News staff

about planning seasonal or year round patio setups. “In the winter, blueberry plants are very colourful,” Jones said. The ideas at the home show can also be extended for people who have more space to work with. More than 500 home improvement experts are already booked for the 2013 Victoria Home Expo. At least 300 exhibits, Design Theatre and numerous “mega


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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents A Postcard from Victoria, an immersive exhibition by guest curator Michael Turner exploring questions of place, class and belonging through video and artifacts. It runs May 2 to July 7 in the AGGV’s LAB gallery. The opening reception is on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

Book showcases Victoria neighbourhoods Travis Paterson News staff

Culture shock led Anny Scoones to pen a book about Victoria’s neighbourhoods. The culture shock of a farm girl becoming a city woman. It doesn’t matter that Scoones’ previous residence, historic Glamorgan Farm in North Saanich, where she spent several years, is less than 30 minutes by car from her new home, a 1911 heritage house on Medana Street in James Bay. “It’s an eight-acre farm with heritage buildings, as old a farm on the Peninsula as it gets,” Scoones said. “A lot of what goes on here in James Bay was a shock to me. It’s all the little things. The tempo of life. And the fact people put free stuff out on the curb, and it’s taken away. And it’s some pretty nice stuff.” Beach art and shrines made of various artifacts along the shore of Dallas Road also caught her fancy. So have the abundant crops produced by urban farmers. It didn’t take long before Scoones and Robert Amos united

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Robert Amos and Anny Scoones, the illustrator and author of Hometown: Out and About in Victoria’s Neighbourhoods, plan to do a book tour of local bookstores by bike, starting with their launch at Winchester Galleries on Saturday (April 20). to capture James Bay and a dozen other unique areas in Greater Victoria in a book called Hometown: Out and About in Victoria’s Neighbourhoods. The book is available now in bookstores and at the library. It’s Scoones’ fourth and Amos’

seventh book on Greater Victoria, but it’s their first collaboration. A well-known painter of Victoria landmarks and longtime arts writer for the Times Colonist, Amos previously wanted to remake two of Scoones’ earlier books, Home: Tales of a Heritage Farm, and

Home and Away: More Tales of a Heritage Farm. The non-fiction essays and stories are based on the farm community in North Saanich. “I had an idea they should be remade with illustrations, they were perfect for it,” said Amos, the outgoing artist in residence for the Fairmont Empress. But when the two presented the idea to Ruth Linka at Touchwood Editions, the publisher had another idea. “(Linka) gets the credit on this one,” Scoones said. “She asked us, ‘Why don’t we do a book on Victoria?’ And we did.’” Granted, the neighbourhoods idea had been seeded in Scoones and Amos, they just hadn’t put their fingers on it. “It’s not a historical book for history’s sake. It’s a quirkier look at each area,” Scoones said. “There are a lot of historical books on areas and such of Victoria, but they are very intensive. This will be more of a history of now. It will say what it’s like to live here today,” Amos said. Readers who pick up the book will be tickled by the recognition

factor, Amos added. It’s a connection you can only make when your everyday life is put into a book. Eccentricities from all over the region are highlighted in Out and About. There’s the former jam factory, which most people know as the odd-shaped building at the top of Sinclair Hill up from Cadboro Bay, the fact Oak Bay has far more non-English culture than people think, and the corner store phenomenon. “Corner stores are a tradition. They’re part of the little things you don’t notice unless you stroll through each area,” Amos said.

Did you know? ■ The official launch for Hometown: Out and About in Victoria’s Neighbourhoods, is tomorrow (April 20), from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Winchester Galleries Humboldt Valley, 796 Humboldt Street




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Lance Hanes, right, a University of Victoria art education student, receives the Walter Dexter Legacy Award from Pat Martin Bates, Chair of the Victoria Visual Arts Legacy Society.

Students get a hand up from arts society The Victoria Visual Arts Society’s mission is to make grants available to deserving students at four Victoria post secondary institutions. Society members were recently very pleased to accomplish that mission for this year by handing out several awards to local students. Lance Hanes, a University of Victoria art education student, received the Walter Dexter Legacy Award; Andrew Morris from the Victoria College of Art received the Flemming Jorgensen Award; Chelsea-Lyne Heins from Visual Arts at the University of Victoria received the Glen Howarth Award; Jessica Kuyper and Jessica Cook from the Vancouver Island School of Art received the Pat Martin Bates Award, and Maddy Knott from Camosun College Visual Arts received the Victoria Visual Arts Legacy Award. The Society is commited to ensure that financial support is available for those seeking visual arts education. Go to for more information.


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A budding business owner’s marketing ploy is prompting one Esquimalt councillor to try and snuff out the scheme. A costumed mascot designed to look like a bong – a filtration device used by smokers of everything from tobacco to marijuana – has been periodically strolling near the intersection of Esquimalt and Admirals roads to promote The Bong Warehouse, which opened in December in the township. Owner Ryan Place said he’s being unfairly targeted by a proposed bylaw from Esquimalt Coun. Tim Morrison, one that would require businesses to get a permit from the township to use costumed mascots in public places. “I’ve seen mascots since I was a little boy for a whole variety of businesses,” Place said. He feels he’s being unfairly targeted because of the type of business he operates, and said he’s not attracting unsavoury people to the neighbourhood. “On sunny days, (the mascot) sits on the corner of the road and smiles. People like to get their picture taken with him. There were problems in Esquimalt long before we came around.” Morrison said he has received dozens of complaints from both businesses and residents since the mascot began making appearances. People in Esquimalt are in favour of a more family-friendly image for the township, he said. “If this was downtown Vancouver or Toronto, this kind of thing wouldn’t be such a big deal,” Morrison said. “But when you’re a small community like Esquimalt, it gets magnified and has the danger of becoming almost a symbol.” The proposed bylaw includes exemptions for mascot use by non-profit organizations and at various community events. Businesses using mascots without permits could be fined between $250 to $1,000 for the infraction, the proposal states. But Morrison stresses bylaw infractions are complaintdriven, so most businesses wouldn’t be affected. “It’s your constitutional right to protest marijuana usage … (but) that’s not what we’re talking about,” the councillor said. “We’re talking about a


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Bong Warehouse owner Ryan Place with his bong mascot in his store on Esquimalt Road. At least one Esquimalt councillor wants to keep the costume out of the public eye. business person trying to market their business in a public space that infringes on other businesses.” Place has been cautioned in the past for violating advertising bylaws, including parking a cube van with flashing lights in front of his shop and installing oversized signage, Morrison said. Council will debate Morrison’s motion at its April 22 meeting at 7 p.m.

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Great chili cookoff Yacht enthusiasts invited to Inner Harbour comes to Cook Street The annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show, staged by the B.C. Yacht Brokers Association, is underway downtown and features dozens of luxury vessels. The event, which also includes many booths and displays by local maritime suppliers, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (April 19) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and

Chili lovers are encouraged to head to the Cook Street Village Activity Centre Saturday (April 20), where area merchants will vie for the title of Cook Street Chili Champion. The event happens from noon to 4 p.m. at 380 Cook St. and is a fundraiser for the centre. Admission is $5 (free for kids

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The first pitch of the Victoria HabourCats baseball season is seven weeks away but the new West Coast League team is still in need of a home for some of its players. The team is looking to billet 27 players, give or take one or two, but only 12 are billeted so far. “We’re looking for some welcoming homes,” said Karen Russell, who is handling the billeting for the HarbourCats. “It’s a great experience for young families especially, a chance to meet a driven young man from the U.S., and help him out,” Russell said. All of the HarbourCats coming into town are from U.S. NCAA and collegiate teams. “We’re really impressed with their eagerness, and we’re really excited help them take the next step in their baseball careers.” Players are 19 to 22 years old, are here for 10 weeks from May through July and are on the road for 55 per cent of the season. Contact Russell at or by phone at 250-704-6718.

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Cory Conway is coming home to the Victoria Shamrocks. The pride of Brentwood Bay helped the junior A Shamrocks to the Minto Cup final in 2008 and was drafted in the first round by the Coquitlam Adanacs in 2009 before the senior Shamrocks could grab him. Since then, Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch has watched Conway graduate from being a star in the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League to a star in the Western Lacrosse Association. “Over the years we’ve seen first hand, and felt the pain playing against him, of a what a great player Conway truly is,” Welch said. “It’s going to be a lot nicer having him on the team than having him play against us.”

Conway was acquired in a trade with the Nanaimo Timbermen on Wednesday, as the Timbermen continues its rebuild. In exchange for Conway, the Shamrocks sent its first- and t h i rd - ro u n d picks in the 2015 WLA Draft. Nanaimo also gets Victoria’s second round draft choice in the 2015 WLA Draft, as part of the Scott Ranger deal in February. The Shamrocks have now procured two of the Timbermen’s key strikers on offence, having acquired Ranger, the reigning WLA scoring leader and former captain of the Timbermen. “We think this move fits two big goals. One is to compete for a Mann Cup and get another banner or two in Bear Mountain Arena. It also works towards the other goal of expanding the local core, as many South Island guys

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Cory Conway has 30 assists in 13 games with the Edmonton Rush in the NLL this season. as we can who can compete at this level.” Conway’s inclusion on the Shamrocks means the group of elite players produced in Victoria who are playing elsewhere just got smaller. Prominent on that list are Lewis Ratcliff (Langley Thunder), Cayle Ratcliff (Timbermen), Ryan Ward (National Lacrosse League) and Rhys Duch (NLL, Major field Lacrosse League) and blue chip prospect Cody Bremner (Timbermen). “Conway is one of the top playmakers in our game. He’s led the league in assists the last few

years and is an elite player, no question,” Welch said. Conway is in his sixth season in the NLL with the Edmonton Rush, where he plays with fellow Shamrocks attacker Corey Small. “(Conway) sees things nobody else can see, his cross floor passes are as good as anyone’s in the sport,” Welch said. “Small and Conway are roommates on the Rush and they have chemistry on the floor. Conway feeds the opposite side better than anyone in the game and Small is on that opposite side, I look forward to seeing the chemistry

develop here.” “It’s tough to put into words. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to play for the team I grew up cheering for. It’s a dream come true,” Conway said in the team’s release. “I’m excited to wear the green and white again, plus this team is scary deep. I think this group has the potential to accomplish something truly special.” The Shamrocks season opens with a tailgate party at Bear Mountain Arena prior to the May 17 game at 7:45 p.m.

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Shanice Marcelle, Canada West Female Athlete of the Year.

Former Saanich resident Shanice Marcelle of the UBC Thunderbirds was named the top overall athlete in the Canada West conference university athletics. It’s the second time the volleyball star has been named the Canada West Female Athlete of the Year, having won it in 2011. Marcelle, a Spectrum Community school grad, recently ended her career with UBC by winning a fifth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport volleyball championship, and was named the CIS female volleyball player of the year, which she also won in 2011. She is now shortlisted for the CIS overall athlete of the year award, which will be named at the 21st annual Borden Ladner Gervais (national law firm) Awards on Monday, April 29, in Toronto. If she wins, Marcelle will receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship. All finalists are provided a commemorative gold ring. Former Thunderbirds field hockey player Robyn Pendelton, a Vic High grad, was the Canada West Female Athlete or the Year in 2012.

Crack of the bat Victoria Eagles batter Kyle Murai fouls off a pitch against the Whalley Chiefs at Lambrick Park Saturday during the Eagles’ home opener. The Eagles lost the game 2-0 but swept the Parksville Royals in a double-header on Sunday, 4-1 and 11-1. On Saturday the Eagles host the Nanaimo Pirates, noon and 3 p.m. at Lambrick Park. The Victoria Mariners defeated the Chiefs 5-2 and 6-4 on Sunday and are away against the Okanagan Athletics on Saturday.


The Shamrocks peppered Nanaimo with 48 shots while three Victoria goalies stopped a combined 16 shots. The Shamrocks first regular season BCJLL home game is April 27 versus the New Westminster Salmonbellies.

Junior Shamrocks take down senior B T-men

Castaway Wanderers face tough assignment

The Victoria Shamrocks junior team opened the exhibition box lacrosse season with a 12-5 win against the senior B Nanaimo Timbermen at Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday. The B.C. Junior Lacrosse League Shamrocks, aged 18 to 21, took a 3-1 lead after the first period against the senior men’s side. It was a 7-4 lead after two periods. Max Fredrickson led the Shamrocks with three goals and two assists. Chris Wardle, Devon Casey and Jake Cullen each scored two. Dane Shore, Russell Kirk and Derek Lecky scored singles.

The Castaway Wanderers scored a massive win on Saturday but need one more for the Oak Bay club to get into the CDI Premier League senior men’s rugby playoffs. The No. 5-seed Castaway Wanderers (6-6-1) defeated No. 1-seed Burnaby Lake (9-4) 23-16 under torrential rain and hail at Windsor Park last week. To get into the playoffs, CW needs to unseat No. 4 Meraloma in Vancouver tomorrow, in the final weekend of the CDI regular season.



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Not only does CW have to win, CW must earn the four-try bonus point and win by more than seven points to keep Meraloma from earning a bonus point. No. 1 seed James Bay (9-4) drew level with Burnaby Lake atop the standings with a 71-12 over the Bayside Sharks in Surrey last week. James Bay hosts the Vikes (5-7-1) in Barnard Cup play on April 20, 2:45 p.m. at MacDonald Park. The Vikes were eliminated from playoff contention by Capilano (9-4) 46-35 in North Vancouver on Saturday. The defending Gordon Harris Memorial Cup B.C. women’s champions Velox Valkyries (4-1) currently have 21 points, second in the Adidas Women’s rugby Premiership. Velox host the UVic Vikes (1-3-0-1) at Velox, 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.


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LAWNCUTTING~ QUALITY mowing and trimming! Average size city lots around $30. Call Andy @ 250-475-0424. MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Weeding, Clean-ups, & more. Senior’s discount. Free estimate’s. Mike 250-216-7502. PRO IRISH GARDENERSLawn & Garden maintenance. WCB. Call (250)652-6989. SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373. WILL DO GARDENING etc. $15/hr. Your tools. Reliable. Call (250)383-3995.


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Find more details on the Open Houses below in the April 18 - 24 edition of Real Estate Victoria

1704-647 Michigan St, $180,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

3-3127 Quadra St, $249,900

103E-1115 Craigflower, $354,900 pg. 5

pg. 5

Sunday 1-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124

Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Pat Meadows 250 592-4422

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

404-935 Fairfield Rd, $264,900

pg. 5

pg. 5

3020 Washington, $391,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Mark Imhoff, 250-590-1775

pg. 8

208-300 Waterfront Cres

pg. 8

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

pg. 9

pg. 8

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

pg. 7

pg. 7

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216

pg. 7

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rob Garry 250 384-8124

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jens Henderson, 250-384-8124

202-1537 Morrison St, $229,900

pg. 9

pg. 5

654 Langford, $369,000

pg. 3

pg. 10

pg. 25

1-137 Gorge Rd E

pg. 9

pg. 8

pg. 17

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

15-315 Six Mile Rd, $474,900 pg. 1

pg. 27

pg. 7

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

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

523 Michigan, $699,000

pg. 27

pg. 20

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

pg. 11

pg. 19

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

pg. 6

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

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jacqueline Squire 250 477-1100

Saturday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

730 Rockheights, $634,900 pg. 7

pg. 6

pg. 21

pg. 12

1135 Sluggett Rd, $549,900 pg. 7

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

pg. 12

pg. 21

3-2323 Henry Ave, $449,900 pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

pg. 12

pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Steve Alford, 250-477-7291

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Nancy Young, 250-896-2430

pg. 20

pg. 14

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808 pg. 12

pg. 8

303-7088 West Saanich, $299,999 pg. 13

pg. 11

pg. 21

404-866 Goldstream Ave., $307,777

pg. 1

8930 Tumbo Pl, $1,098,000 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

838 Pears Rd., $475,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

pg. 18

3128 Antrobus, $519,900 Sunday 1:30-4 Sutton Group Seafair Realty Allan McDowell 250 213-8848

pg. 15

3629 Coleman, $668,888 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling, 250-385-2033

pg. 18

1274 Parkdale Creek, $405,000 Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden, 250-589-0248

pg. 15

pg. 15

1015 Braeburn Ave.

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

pg. 18

4042 Metchosin, $529,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 25

pg. 15

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

pg. 14

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

pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

pg. 18

4-748 Meaford Ave, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

pg. 14

617-623 Treanor Ave, $234,900 pg. 15

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

1024 Grob Court

3341 St. Troy Pl., $489,900

Saturday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Brad Forrest, 250-508-1973 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

pg. 16

55-486 Royal Bay, $394,900

107-827 Arncote, $369,900

6443 Loganberry, $579,500 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 14

917 Bullen Court, $424,900 pg. 18

2586 Legacy Ridge, $489,900

8520 Ballenas Pl., $729,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 16

1121 Bearspaw, $870,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 2

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250-744-3301

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

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

741 Bexhill Rd, $499,900

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

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

1310 Lake Vista, $639,900

4859 Rocky Point, $399,900

1-170 Gorge Rd W, $519,000 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

201-2006 Troon Crt, $309,800

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

1545 Millstream Rd. pg. 12

pg. 15

2216 Players Dr., $719,900

pg. 20

4-400 Culduthel Rd, $324,900

304-1505 Church Ave, $185,400 pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131

pg. 15

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

97-7570 Tetayut Rd, $234,500

600 Normandy Rd, $619,900

pg. 11

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

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

pg. 3

pg. 15

938 Thrush, $438,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

546 Meredith, $549,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333

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

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

pg. 6

5611 Batu, $1,119,000

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $550,000

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

pg. 16

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

pg. 14

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 11

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

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333

pg. 13

11061 Salal Pl., $729,000

3250 Orillia, $359,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-479-3333

723 Lily Ave, $589,900

5 Gorge Rd E, $419,000

1501-620 Toronto St, $378,000

pg. 11

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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Debbie Henselin, 250-384-8124

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

8675 Ebor, $679,800

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Roy Stevenson, 250-477-7291

304-1618 North Dairy, $329,900

Monday - Wednesday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

808 Gannet Crt, $474,900

1601 Mayneview, $659,000

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

1533 Granada Cres, $549,900

81 Lekwammen, $234,900 pg. 8

pg. 11

1824 Teakwood, $538,000

317 Bessborough, $795,000

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

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224

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

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

2742 Whitehead Pl, $329,000

2653 Platinum Pl.

Wednesday-Thursday & Saturday-Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 12

9776 Fourth St

pg. 11

2-909 Carolwood, $499,900

215 Helmcken, $509,000

107-2930 Cook St, $324,900

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

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

pg. 11

20-1286 Tolmie, $519,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

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

pg. 5

204-305 Michigan, $199,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 16

pg. 12

2380 Alta Vista Pl, $699,000

6-759 Sanctuary, $415,000 Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Thome, 250 477-5353

304-1663 McKenzie, $382,500

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas) Saturday - Monday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

pg. 11

2320 Hollyhill, $659,000

1141 Hampshire, $749,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

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

1590 Ash Rd, $1,099,000

2724 Burdick Ave, $829,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 6

3951 Arbutus, $1,089,000

909 Dale, $369,000

244 King George Tce., $1,199,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

9706 Fifth St, $599,900

67-901 Kentwood Lane, $458,000

2560 Orchard, $739,000

639 Langford St, $599,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333

2781 Arbutus, $1,495,000

Sunday 1-3 Sutton group West Coast Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

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

2166 Central, $659,000

104-2608 Prior St, $289,900

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

pg. 7

5178 Rambler Rd., $939,888

3072 Cadboro Bay, $759,999

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson, 250-385-2033

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Thome, 250 477-5353

1801 Laval Ave, $449,888

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

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

pg. 27

101-455 Sitkum, $349,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

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

Saturday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

1121 Kings, $649,000

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

pg. 10

3913 Prestwood Drive

302-1000 McClure, $199,000

Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Ltd. Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378

pg. 12

1875 Feltham, $798,000

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

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

3161 Alder St, $535,000

B-10470 Resthaven Dr, $489,500

979 Ridgeway St., $662,500

628 Cornwall, $579,000

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

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

pg. 10

1741 Patly, $1,224,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Elfie Jeeves, 250-477-7291

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

1054 Colville Rd., $509,900

1502 Regents Pl, $1,349,000

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

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

1167 Clovelly Terr, $539,000

20-759 Sanctuary, $539,500

1043 Wollaston, $450,000

74 Bay, $484,800

210-932 Johnson St, $205,000

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

915 McNaughton Ave, $453,900

506-777 Blanshard St, $205,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jim Fields, 250-857-5467


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

pg. 5

3547 Desmond, $644,500 pg. 15

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

pg. 25

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672 Strandlund Ave, $334,900

3146 Kettle Creek Cres, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

525 Saltspring View, $589,000

5575 Medberry Cl, $579,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

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

6787 Burr Dr, $319,800

3582 Pechanga, $449,000

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

pg. 18

500 Corfield, $332,000 pg. 19

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

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Last independent library celebrates 70th anniversary Louis Bockner News staff

Coffee, cake, and conversation will be served at the View Royal Reading Centre’s 70th anniversary this Saturday. The community library, founded in 1943, is in its third home – previous being the basement of View Royal town hall – and holds the honour of being Greater Victoria’s longest running library. “There ain’t nobody in town who’s got a library that old, especially one that is run by volunteers,” said vice-chair Brenda Sunter a 20-year volunteer at the centre. In 2007 the library changed its status to reading centre to get more funding, but the following year the government changed policies resulting in funding being cut altogether. Since then, the centre has been kept open by 40 volunteers, donations from patrons, and local and provincial grants. The centre’s chair, Doreen Jackman, says that despite the economic hardships they still manage to keep over 25,000 books on the shelves and offer a personal service that is harder to find in bigger institu-

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Brenda Sunter, View Royal Reading Centre’s vice-chair, shows off a mug the association had made to celebrate the centre’s 70th anniversary which culminates in an open house on Saturday (April 20). tions. “At a small library like this we know our patrons and we know their tastes,” she said. “The larger libraries aren’t quite like that.” She encourages all ages to

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Claremont grad a popular Disney face Charla Huber News staff

Before he was plastered all over the Disney Channel, Calum Worthy spent years on stage at Isabelle Reader Theatre. The 22-year-old is best known for his leading role as Dez on hit Disney show Austin & Ally. The Claremont secondary grad is in Victoria for a few days to rehearse and perform with students in the Sooke School District’s Program for Academic and Creative Enrichment (PACE). Fans of the show are recognizing him on the street. “It’s really cool I always have some connection with the fans like we went to the same school or something,” Worthy said. “When girls recognize me it’s fun. I felt so awkward in middle school and high school. I am still dorky and awkward, but now it’s less awkward and dorky.” Honouring his roots and the community he grew his talent in, Worthy has a role in the PACE show And the Winner Is!, which starts tonight in his old stomping grounds. The show runs for 10 days and Worthy will be in the first four shows, April 18 to 21. He landed the role through his mother Sandy Webster-Worthy, who founded PACE nearly 30 years ago. She has a degree in theatre and directing. “I was born in January and was in the (PACE) show in April,” Worthy said. He continued throughout his school years. “PACE gave me an opportunity to get comfortable on stage. I really feel PACE was the best opportunity I had to hone my talent.” He said participating in the variety shows enabled him to practise singing, dancing, comedy and hosting. When he is shooting Austin & Ally in front of a live audience each week, it brings him back to his stage days with PACE. “On Austin & Ally there aren’t multiple shoots, if you don’t get it the first time then that is a problem,” he said. Worthy also spent five years studying at a children’s professional acting school on weekends in Vancouver. At age nine, Worthy landed his first lead role in the BBC miniseries I was a Rat. “The best advice I was ever given was you shouldn’t try to book the role, you should make it the hardest decision for them not to book you,” Worthy said. Even with a passion for acting, Worthy still hones his craft and trains with coaches to improve his skills. “My mom even coaches me over Skype.”

PACE shows

PACE is performing its spring show, And the Winner Is! The fast-paced musical variety show spans genres from movies to Broadway musicals and American Idol to American Bandstand. Hundreds of students from kindergarten through Grade 12 will perform at the Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave. Show dates are April 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees offered April 20, 21 and 27. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. available at the Westshore Learning Centre, 814 Goldstream Ave. or call 250-3919002.

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Saanich News, April 19, 2013  

April 19, 2013 edition of the Saanich News

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