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f all the ethical debates circling B.C. electoral candidates, there are few more polarizing than oil tankers and pipelines. Most Vancouver Islanders lean left on natural resource exportation and environmental protection, as suggested by consistently higher support for both the NDP and B.C. Greens in opinion polls. Currently, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline snakes its way from Alberta to the West Coast, pumping 300,000 barrels of oil each day to its Burnaby terminal and various other locations. On average, five tankers navigate the shores off Greater Victoria and through the Burrard Inlet each month, Daniel Palmer but Kinder Morgan wants Reporting to twin the pipeline and triple its capacity. Combined with an expanded terminal in Burnaby, the increase would mean another 29 tankers in the Strait of Juan de Fuca each month, an issue that weighs heavily on the minds of voters in coastal communities, said Jessica Van der Veen, B.C. NDP candidate in Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “The people of Vancouver and Greater Victoria do not think this is a realistic thing, to turn Vancouver into a major bitumen exporting port. It’s just not what British Columbians want,” she said. Van der Veen said the next government will face the task of diversifying the energy economy, and she would advocate to reduce energy demand by providing subsidies for retrofitting through carbon tax revenues. Please see: Pipelines, tankers emotional issues, Page A3

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On Tuesday, the rhetoric and bluster of provincial election campaigning will end, and the people of B.C. will make their choice in the 40th general provincial election. The team of reporters and editors from the Vic News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News, Goldstream News Gazette and Peninsula News Review will be on the ground and on the web with election results as they roll in, posting reactions from the newly-elected victors, and from those who didn’t make the cut. Greater Victoria has seven constituencies – Victoria-Beacon Hill, Victoria-Swan Lake, Oak BayGordon Head, Esquimalt-Royal Roads, Saanich South, Saanich North and the Islands and Juan de Fuca – and election results will be routed through a one-stop shop: Results will also be tweeted @VictoriaNews and through the Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Goldstream and Peninsula Facebook feeds. General voting is May 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting is open until Saturday, May 11. See

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Sherwin Batley faces multiple charges after police were called to an erratic driver in what turned out to be a stolen car last week. West Shore RCMP were called to a parking lot at 845 Goldstream Ave. where witnesses said the driver of a Chrysler Sebring was driving into vehicles and nearly missed a group of pedestrians. A man with his walker on the side of the building was hit. RCMP report a cement garbage can stopped the man from being crushed by the car. The driver hit a Mazda pickup truck and a GMC pickup. Bystanders said they banged on the Sebring pleading for the driver to stop. The bystanders then physically stopped the driver from fleeing, police said. They held the suspect male until police arrived. “We appreciate that citizens in this situation did what they felt was right in this moment, although, we do not encourage citizens to become involved in situations where they could become hurt or injured,” said Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz of West Shore RCMP. “We are fortunate that this situation turned out as it did and that those involved only received minor injuries.” When RCMP arrived on scene it was deemed the vehicle has been stolen. Batley is charged with of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, mischief to property over $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, obstruction of a peace officer and driving while suspended.


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Pipelines, tankers emotional issues for voters

News Gazette readers hear from candidates for MLA in Juan de Fuca

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John Horgan New Democrats What do you see as the most important issue for residents in your riding, and why? – Reducing inequality – it not only affects those in need, but society as a whole. BC Liberals brought years of the highest child poverty rates and unprecedented numbers visiting food banks. Our fully funded platform will bring relief to lower income families and supports to seniors, children and those with disabilities. What would be your top priority as MLA? – Establishing a Regional Transit Authority. How would you work to improve the flow of transportation in your riding and the region? – There has been a serious lack of funding for transportation initiatives in the South Island. The BC NDP are committed to creating a Regional Transportation Authority to find efficient and cost effective ways to move people around the region. We’ll look at implementing a co-ordinated, multi-modal, regional transportation plan. How do you feel about some form of municipal amalgamation in the region? – Amalgamation is a complex issue with reasonable arguments for and against. The BC NDP believes the public should have a chance to voice their opinion on the subject and support a referendum in the next municipal election asking the question “Do you support your municipality entering into discussion on amalgamation”. iPhone or Blackberry? – Blackberry.

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What do you see as the most important issue for residents in your riding, and why? – Both how the urban areas are going to change in terms of their tremendous projected growth, as well as protecting the ecological habitat of the regions outside the urban areas that face developmental pressures. The protection of our trails and old growth forests maintains tourism and  intrinsically benefits us all.  What would be your top priority as MLA? – Representing my  constituents regardless of the political tides in the legislature. Focusing on advocating for ecologically sustainable building standards at the provincial level that will result in long-term savings and sustainable development for the riding, as well as being a way to shift economic perspective on climate change. How would you work to improve the flow of transportation in your riding and the region? – Start by adding more HOV lanes on the major highway routes for the commute, as well as push for ride share programs in the short term. In the long term we are looking at options such as light rail to downtown. How do you feel about some form of municipal amalgamation in the region? – Instead of following the path of amalgamation, the provincial government should provide more funding and resources to the municipal level and a culture of advocating best practices should follow, rather then delegating political agency to fewer and larger municipalities.  iPhone or Blackberry? – Linux based 

What do you see as the most important issue for residents in your riding, and why? – Door knocking clearly indicates the issue for individuals is transportation. I reside in Sooke and use BC Transit every day to work in downtown Victoria. I am keenly aware of the issues of Highway 14 as well as the backup of traffic through Colwood and along the TransCanada Highway during rush-hour. What would be your top priority as MLA? – There will be multiple issues but my first priority will be to identify the issues, research the issues and prioritize the list to ensure that what are the issues for the riding will be where I start. Based on door knocking, transportation and the economy would be there. How would you work to improve the flow of transportation in your riding and the region? – This will not be a one solution fits all. We will need to engage local governments, work with BC Transit (possibility of creating a third lane for buses) and I would like to see us initiate a conversation with the federal government to look at an overpass at McKenzie. How do you feel about some form of municipal amalgamation in the region? – I understand that this has been an on-going issue for years. The Local Government Act provides for amalgamation and it is clearly up to local governments in consultation with voters to make the right choice for their community. I would be cautious as communities are unique in their priorities and issues. iPhone or Blackberry? – iPhone

The B.C. NDP opposes both Kinder Morgan’s plans and the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project. B.C. Green party leader Jane Sterk is universally opposed to pipeline expansion, but said it’s not realistic to look at an immediate moratorium on tanker traffic. “We know that bitumen oil is not going to get any cheaper (to extract), and it’s at a point now where the economics of it mean it may be too expensive to be part of our economy going forward,” said Sterk, the Greens’ Victoria-Beacon Hill candidate. She advocates for a low-carbon economy by relaxing the regulatory process around wind and thermal energy, and increasing use of affordable solar panels on residential homes through partnership with B.C. Hydro. “The potential for renewable energy is just massive,” Sterk said. While The B.C. Conservative Party is staunchly pro-pipeline, any expansion should be balanced with strict environmental protection measures, said Joshua Galbraith, Saanich South B.C. Conservative candidate. While concerns about tanker traffic are justified on the Island, northern B.C. residents will need to make their own decision, Galbraith said. “There’s definitely two sides to it. I’ve heard people say they don’t want a pipeline, period, but then others say we need this pipeline to get the jobs and economic benefits that go along with it,” Galbraith said. “You should be able to balance smart economic policy with smart environmental policy.” The B.C. Liberals champion Premier Christy Clark’s five conditions for the Northern Gateway pipeline, which include creating “world-class” oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems on land and sea, successful completion of a federal environmental review and a fair share of fiscal and economic benefits. But voters remain “cautious and curious” about those conditions, said Christina Bates, B.C. Liberal candidate in Victoria-Swan Lake. “It’s not enough to just say there are five conditions,” she said. “People need to be informed that the first three of them are environmental (conditions) and they need to be met before anything else is considered.” On increased tanker traffic on the southern coast, Bates said Kinder Morgan’s track record speaks for itself. “Kinder Morgan has had tanker traffic for 50 years on the coast and there have been no major spills,” she said.



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Nearly 100 police officers from across the Pacific Northwest and as far away as Texas rumble into Western Speedway next week for the North American Motor Officers Association’s annual conference. The Victoria Police Department hosts the Langford event, where officers will participate in riding proficiency clinics, use-of-force and firearms seminars, then wind up the four-day conference May 18 with a ride through the West Shore. “This is the first time it has ever been on the Island,” said VicPD Const. Steve Twardy, organizing committee member. “We have about 400 members in total, but that varies depending on funding each year from departments.” VicPD boasts a 10-member motorbike unit, while the Saanich department has eight members assigned to bike duty. But some U.S. police departments have scaled back similar units,

Twardy said, and the prohibitive cost of travelling to the Island has limited this year’s participation. Still, visiting officers are expected to bring an economic boost to the West Shore. “We’re going to occupy the entire speedway and surrounding parking lots,” Twardy said. The event is open for public viewing from the bleachers during many events, he added. Units outfitted with Harley Davidson, Victory and BMW motorcycles will compete in separate categories from each other in proficiency events. “We do tears, where two guys on Harleys have a string between them and they have to do the entire course without breaking the string,” Twardy said. “It’s pretty amazing to watch the skill of some of these guys … but I’m sure there will probably be a few crashes.” On the Saturday afternoon, officers will partake in a memorial ride through Langford, the Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood and Metchosin. Visit for the itinerary.

Charity finds last minute fundraising venue The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Victoria secured a lastminute venue for its annual gala fundraiser, after the leisure boat it rented was damaged during repairs. The Wild About Whales cruise was scheduled for May 4 aboard the Orca Spirit II with 100 guests, but the vessel

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The striking view of Pedder Bay, from above and below, will greet summer students this year. Ian Mitchell, a teacher in the alternative education program at Gulf Islands Secondary School on Salt Spring Island, will take 16 students from across the province under water for schooling at Pearson college July 14 to Aug. 3. “The kids are going to learn marine biology, they’ll receive an independent directed studies Grade 12 credit, and we teach the kids how to SCUBA dive at the same time,” Mitchell said. It’s a new high school program for B.C. but Mitchell offered one in Ontario before moving to the Gulf Islands, working with Sooke School Board to present the course “We’re opening up to all students in British Columbia,” he said of the program run through Sooke School District. The residential program costs $2,899. “That includes everything, room and board, excursions the course and the SCUBA certification program,” Mitchell explained. “These are all kids that like to swim, they all usually own fish tanks, have a fascination with water … or they’ve all put on a snorkel and a mask at some time and are fascinated with what’s in the water.” Students will live and learn at Lester B. Pearson College in Metchosin. “They had the amazing facilities, the residences, the marina,” he said. “Jacques Cousteau he compared the area, the amount of life under the water, second only to the Red Sea.” Excursions include a tour of the Pacific Fleet Diving Unit in Colwood and Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre and a biologist-led beach hike. Mitchell, the “chief cook and bottle washer” of

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Support your local politician As the provincial election campaign got underway on April 16, Premier Christy Clark said: “British Columbia is at a crossroads, with two very different choices in front of us in this most important election in modern history.” She might be right. Then again, in some electoral districts, a third choice is emerging, with the B.C. Green Party slowly moving up in approval ratings. Whichever way you lean politically, the coming election has more potential for change than we’ve seen in B.C. in a long time. Not since 2001, when the New Democrats were decimated and left with only two seats after 10 years of ruling the province, have we seen this kind of potential for an ideological about-face. But that takes votes. In the 2009 election, the highest participation level was in the age range of 65 to 74 (72 per cent of eligible voters). The lowest came from those ages of 18 to 24 (27 per cent). Overall, just 51 per cent of British Columbians eligible to vote took the time to do so. In Greater Victoria, during the 2009 race, at least three districts saw fewer than 600 votes separate the winner and the runner up. In Saanich North and the Islands, where Liberal MLA Murray Coell has since retired, the count was closest with a mere 245 votes separating him and current NDP candidate Gary Holman. Does this mean Holman is a shoo-in this time around? Is Oak Bay-Gordon Head NDP candidate Jessica Van der Veen sitting on her laurels hoping she will just pick up those 561 votes she trailed Liberal MLA Ida Chong by in 2009? Not for a minute. These candidates and their B.C. Green, B.C. Conservative, B.C. Liberal and independent counterparts are all working hard to get your support because they know every vote counts. Not only that, the youth vote could be the deciding factor on May 14. Is this the most important election in modern history? You decide. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to




Bringing election issues home pursuing action on these policies in The provincial election process a number of ways. has a tendency to focus on party Later this month, some of the leaders and very broad policy policies on the agenda platforms. will be presented at With three out of four the British Columbia party leaders representing Chamber of Commerce’s the Lower Mainland, AGM to garner provincerelying on party debates wide Chamber support, won’t offer much in terms strengthening their reach. of local issues for Greater To support provinceVictorians. wide common rates for To highlight some natural gas, the Chamber of our concerns as a is registering as an community, the Greater intervener with the B.C. Victoria Chamber of Bruce Carter Utilities Commission. Commerce created “Our Guest column Last month, the Vibrant Community Chamber hosted a Economic Agenda,” a presentation by Parks document based on Canada to better understand Chamber policy. the full impacts of the proposed The Chamber creates policy National Marine Conservation Area. on an ongoing basis to direct its Once the election has passed advocacy efforts when lobbying and all ministers are appointed, the government. These policies Chamber will begin meeting with come directly from our members’ ministers one-on-one to continue concerns, as well as from timely the discussion and promote action local issues that impact our for these issues. economy and community. The Economic Agenda also has We’ve used these policies as focal long-term value beyond election points to get our local candidates day. We’ve delivered a copy of the talking about provincial issues document to local candidates as that have deep impact on Greater a means to clearly track both our Victoria. From B.C. Ferries to progress and theirs in the years amalgamation, it is important for following the election. Greater Victoria voters to know Much like the Chamber’s “Our how their candidates stand on local Vibrant Community” municipal issues. campaign, which we used as a In addition to creating the means to compare municipal economic agenda, the Chamber is

leaders’ good governance initiatives following the 2011 election, the Economic Agenda will allow us to revisit these priorities as we move past the election into the long-term. Our goal is to wade past campaign promises, and help bring about action and effective long-term planning. The Chamber has focused on an economic agenda, as it is an area where we feel we have the engagement, experience and expertise to highlight challenges and opportunities in Greater Victoria. There are a number of other issues impacting the region, such as health care and the environment, which are best left to the organizations and individuals with expertise on those particular issues. It is my hope that by creating this agenda and posting candidate responses publicly, Greater Victoria voters can easily see which issues candidates support, before residents make the big decision on May 14. The choices we make at the polls will influence provincial decisions for years to come, and having a clear way of comparing where local candidates stand is essential. It is important to rally everyone to have their say and vote. Bruce Carter is chief executive officer of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

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Think hard about B.C.’s future before voting May 14 We need new mines and gas I’m concerned that many fields, pipelines, refineries, ports British Columbians are more and processing plants to replace focused on “change” for the sake jobs lost by tech of change rather than change and by events electing the party most like the pine beetle likely to foster job catastrophe. creation and financial Economic stability. development and Our province’s the protection of the resource endowment environment are not has always been a mutually exclusive. mainstay of both jobs Yes, we must be and the generation of good stewards of our revenues needed to beautiful province, fund social programs. Gwyn Morgan but we do have the From what I have Guest column technology to move the seen and heard, an economy forward in NDP government an environmentally responsible would rev up spending while manner. stymieing resource development Saying no to new projects through endless environmental will mean job losses for those reviews, and/or by just saying currently employed and limited “no,” driving investment to other opportunities for young people provinces and other countries.

looking to join the work force. We also need to focus on balancing the provincial budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions of dollars in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their antidevelopment attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up

and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the B.C. government for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glen Clark’s 1996-99 tenure as premier was arguably the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Clark’s former chief of staff leading the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the U.S. government, allowing B.C. taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates. Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not.

The introduction of the HST by the Campbell government was badly handled. There have been other gaffes and ill thought out policies. While there is a natural inclination for people to vote to change long-governing parties, it’s important not to let the NDP sleepwalk to victory without thinking about which party is likely to create jobs and not burden today’s young people with a mountain of debt. I’m not asking that you agree with me, only that you think through the full consequences of your choice carefully. And then get out and vote on May 14. Gwyn Morgan is former president and CEO of EnCana Corporation and was formerly an advisor to Premier Christy Clark. He has retired to Greater Victoria.

townhome developments that were built two years ago and earlier still haven’t sold out, it should send a signal to the city’s planners that perhaps the market is getting saturated and there is no longer a shortage of places to live in the area. To keep handing out building permits serves only to exacerbate the glut of empty residential units already on the market and pushes those market values down: too much supply and not enough demand. This is unfair to existing homeowners who may be trying to move out of the area and are forced to sell at a loss. It causes all kinds of problems. Langford has grown by leaps and bounds since I moved here in 2005. One only has to look at the traffic congestion on our roads to realize the infrastructure has not kept pace with the housing development. It’s time to put a lid on residential building permits and let the market readjust to a

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LETTERS Human trafficking prompts teen to write I am a minor, and am therefore the age that many youth have been trafficked in Canada into what some call prostitution. Internationally, the entry age into prostitution is said to be between 12 and 14. It is undoubtably the case that many of these underage prostitutes are being controlled and exploited by pimps, bawdy house owners or even family members. I have recently had the pleasure of getting to know Tara Teng, Miss World Canada. Her goal is to bring the issue of human trafficking and prostitution in Canada out of the shadows. I, too, can no longer sit by and watch these realities continue. As a teenage girl, I simply do not understand why the act of prostitution is legal in Canada and why the men who pay to sexually abuse women and children are

not being prosecuted. Unfortunately, the root cause of prostitution is the demand for commercial sex with women and children. The purchase of sexual services ought to be heavily criminalized, not the selling of sexual services. I do not believe that this “business” can ever be safe or beneficial for the prostitutes. I would like to see support given to prostitutes who are desperate to get out of this so-called profession. The abuse, rape and dehumanizing buying and selling of women in Canada are what I believe to be the worst possible actions one human being could do to another. The question that enters my mind time and time again is, why are these outrageous acts of injustice not penalized? I cannot imagine what these women, children and few men endure on a daily basis. The excuse that we simply do not know what is happening in Canada

regarding prostitution and human trafficking is no longer valid. I recently graduated from high school, yet I know the Canadian government has turned a blind eye towards prostitution. In light of the statistics and my own eager desire to see change concerning the issues around human trafficking and prostitution, I would like to see the Nordic model of prostitution law, which criminalizes buying sex rather than selling it, placed in the Criminal Code of Canada. Gussie Kooijman Sidney

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West Shore aspiring artists hang work at RRU Charla Huber

of the arts community and inspires us to have News staff more confidence with our artwork.” Pressing graphite to “We have by far the paper is one of 17-year most students entered,” old Cozette Macallum’s said Belmont art favourite things to do. teacher Victoria Khan, Before she dons her who has been putting cap and gown to gradustudents’ artwork aside ate Belmont secondall year building up for ary this June, she’s this. busy selecting what art The Roots SD 62 art pieces to enter in the show started in 2007 Roots Sooke School Disand is a growing traditrict annual student fine tion. It features fine art art show and sale exhiplus jazz and classical bition. She anticipates music performances entering more than from students in middle 10 pieces but hasn’t and secondary schools narrowed down her throughout the district. choices yet. This is its fourth year at “I like to draw with Royal Roads. graphite and I love “We are really trying acrylic paint. I have to establish ourselves loved art since I could with this show and havhold a crayon,” said the Metchosin teen. Charla Huber/ News staff ing it on Mother’s Day Whether she is using Belmont secondary student Cozette Macallum weekend makes it a big coloured pencils creatshows off one her pieces entered in the event,” Khan said. All of the students ing a portrait of Vikings student art show at Royal Roads University. art will be judged and actress Katheryn Win$1,000 worth of prizes will be In total 200 students from nick or a graphite sketch of her awarded thought the West Sooke School District entered favourite predators, eagles and Shore Arts Council. work in the show, about 100 of wolves, the Belmont student is The exhibition is in the Quarthem from Belmont secondary. excited to display her art. terdeck at Royal Roads Univer“Art is all about self expres“Most students don’t get to sity, 2005 Sooke. Rd. It’s open sion and when your art is out hang their own art shows until May 11 from noon to 5 p.m. later on in university,” Macallum there, it’s like your voice is and on May 12 from 10 a.m. to said. “This is going to be a great being heard,” said Laura Rech4 p.m. wan, 17. “Being in this art show show with so many great makes us feel like a bigger part ing artists.”



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The Victoria Highland Games are about more than just the caber or the keg toss. The games, celebrating their 150th anniversary this year in Victoria, are also seen as an event that honours arts, heritage and culture. “It’s a celebration of Scottish and Celtic arts and culture, which is not just the sports side. It’s also the music and the dance,” said Jim Maxwell, president of the Victoria Highland Games Association. “All the traditions of Scotland were brought here with the first Scottish settlers in the fur trade coming in the 1850s. “I think the catch of it all is all this pageantry and spectacle and music.” Thousands of people are expected to flock to Topaz Park on May 18 and 19 to take in the sights and sounds of everything Celtic. Maxwell promises this to be the biggest and best Highland Games yet, with national and international athletes competing in the heavy events, and a variety of performers – from dancers and singers to big bands – to keep the family entertained. “It’s a very emotional experience taking it all in. The sound of the bagpipe played well is rather passionate, the dancers in their kilts are impressive,” Maxwell said. “And then of course we have the pipe bands, individuals who are drumming and piping. We have some of the best in the world coming. It’s quite a high-quality event.”

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew of Wales, will act as chief of the Games, presiding over opening ceremonies both days, and the closing ceremony on the Sunday. While the Highland Games happen over the Victoria Day long weekend, arts and culture events span the previous week, too. Tomorrow (Saturday, May 11), the Tartan Parade will take place downtown. Pipe bands, highland dancers, athletes and Scottish organizations will walk down Government Street from Centennial Square to the B.C. legislature beginning at 11 a.m. The bands will then perform on the legislature lawn, and dancers will perform the highland fling. On May 16, Canadian Celtic folk-rockers Spirit of the West perform at Sugar Nightclub (858 Yates St.). Opening for the group is the Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band. Tickets, $35, are available at Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St.) or at ticketweb. ca. “You want a family-oriented weekend of pageantry and spectacle? Come to the Victoria Highland Games and you won’t be disappointed, because it’s not just a band playing on stage, it’s the colour, the atmosphere that makes it special,” Maxwell said. “Everybody can feel the excitement and the passion and the professionalism and the culture. It’s quite an experience. I have people come up to me with tears in their eyes every year saying, ‘This is fantastic.’ That’s what we want everybody to see.” Advance tickets to the 150th Victoria Highland Games are available to purchase ($12 for adults/$10 for students and seniors) at The Strath, Vision 2000 Travel Group and Loghouse Pub Liquor Store. Visit for ticket and event details.

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APPRECIATION Slow Zodiacs band members Sebastian Craig, left, Grey Oxley and Ross Haskett perform in a benefit concert at the Charlie White Theater in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney tonight (May 10). Photo courtesy of Slow Zodiacs

Young bands play for a cause Devon MacKenzie News staff

A group of students and grads from North Saanich’s Parkland Secondary is organizing a benefit concert for cancer research. Tonight (May 10) Parkland’s LEAF/MUSE social justice club presents six local bands at the Charlie White Theatre in Sidney, including three which feature members from the school. “For us, we really wanted to do something to support local talent and youth as well as do something for an important cause,” said Bryanne Geary, a Grade 12 Parkland student and one of the event organizers. With support from Parkland youth and family councillor Roger Young, the students were able to organize the six band event in the theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre with both the centre and Sidney North Saanich RCMP Const. Ravi Gunasinghe coming on board to help out with the cost and organization.

“Most of us have been playing “We’re really excited to be able to showcase some of the great in bands since middle school so talent we have locally as well we’re looking forward to getting as provide an all-ages oriented our music out there,” said Oxley. After playing a couple of gigs event in Sidney,” said Young. “We’re hoping that people will at The Cambie in Esquimalt, the benefit concert come out from Saaat the theatre will nich and Victoria “We’re really be the band’s first to hear what these bands have been excited to be able to larger show. “It’s going to be working on. showcase some of a great event,” said “They’ve been Young, adding the working really hard the great talent we and I think each have locally as well show happens the same night as West band individually Coast Amusement’s will bring some- as provide a allthing great to the ages oriented event Midway is in the field outside the stage.” Winspear. The concert fea- in Sidney.” - Roger Young “We’re hoping tures National Tape, some of the youth Helloseptember, Slow Zodiacs, Lohlaya, Pookati will come out after they’ve been at the midway to enjoy some and Loftus. Slow Zodiacs, a band made music,” he said. Tickets for the benefit conup of two current Parkland students (Grey Oxley and Ross Has- cert are $10 and are available kett) and a Parkland graduate through the Mary Winspear box (Sebastian Craig), is looking for- office at 250-656-0275 or go to ward to showcasing some of the local talent from the Peninsula.


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To make the presence and quality of Oak Bay artists even more well known, Mayor Nils Jensen is proposing the appointment of an arts laureate to champion the district’s talents. Oak Bay has six art galleries in its core, multiple art groups, two studio tours a year and enough artists to easily fill the 22-stop roster on the spring studio tour. An arts laureate is being touted as a way to raise exposure and promote this abundance. “I think there’s a great interest in the community in art,” Jensen said. “We have a very active art community.” The ideal candidate is seen as someone active in the art community to represent Oak Bay art as a whole and work towards its promotion in a variety of ways. The person would organize promotional events, co-ordinate marketing and help bring groups together. “This is a way we can promote tourism and business in Oak Bay, having a person who can act as an art co-ordinator,” Jensen said. “I’m sure there’s a perfect person somewhere in Oak Bay for that.” Funding of $2,500 has been secured from Oak Bay Tourism and is going to be matched by the district. Jensen is now hoping the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association considers supporting the project. Jensen is eager to have the laureate in place by late summer or early fall, but said that will depend on funding and finding the right person for the task.


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Belmont back in it Travis Paterson News staff

It’s been 18 years and counting for community coach Lloyd Powell who is on the verge of something big with the Belmont Bulldogs. The West Shore has had plenty of athletic successes in that time but not on the soccer pitch. Not like this. The Bulldogs won the AAA Lower Island high school girls soccer league for the first time since 1998 and played the Lambrick Park Lions in the Ryan Cup final for the city championship at UVic on Thursday. Results of the Ryan Cup final were past press time. Sisters Kristen and Marisa Livingstone both scored to help propel the Bulldogs past the Stelly’s Stingers 5-3 in Tuesday’s semifinal at UVic. The elder sister, Kristen, also a member of the Victoria Highlanders, is front and centre on the Bulldogs team. But the soonto-be University of Alberta Pandas soccer player is surrounded by a lot of talent, Marisa included, the coach said. “Kristen is exceptional and they’re both strong but we have lots of strong players,” Powell said. “It’s been a great season. We did well at the UVic tourney a few weeks back and could have done even better there. It’s a disciplined group of girls who play the way that we want them to play.” The Bulldogs took a 3-1 lead

early in the game but sat back and let the Stingers tie it up. Marisa and Maddy Yesaki scored for the Bulldogs in extra time as the Bulldogs regained the form that got them up 3-1 in the first place. Marisa also scored in regulation, as did Kristen and Kate Payter. Alix Yee, Frankie Chatwin and Nina Laflamme scored for the Stingers.

Lions exact Ryan revenge The Lambrick Park Lions flipped the record over and sang a new song with a 2-1 win over the Oak

AAA Islands schedule ■ Monday, May 13 Hampton 9:30 a.m. Belmont vs. Cowichan 11:30 a.m. Oak Bay vs. Alberni 1 p.m. Dover Bay vs. Cowichan 3 p.m. Oak Bay vs. Reynolds Braefoot 9:30 a.m. Dover Bay vs. Stelly’s 11:30 a.m. Carihi vs. Reynolds 1 p.m. Belmont vs. Stelly’s 3 p.m. Carihi vs. Alberni ■ Tuesday, May 14 Hampton 9:30 a.m. Carihi vs. Oak Bay 11 a.m. Belmont vs. Dover Bay Braefoot 9:30 a.m. Alberni vs. Reynolds 11 a.m. Stelly’s vs. Cowichan Championship final 2:30 p.m. at Hampton. Top two teams advance to AAA provincials.

Bay Breakers in Tuesday’s Ryan Cup semifinal. It avenges Lambrick’s 3-0 loss to the Breakers in last year’s Ryan Cup final. Lambrick was the only AA team remaining in the Ryan Cup final four. Emma Entzminger scored twice within the first 15 minutes of the second half to put Lambrick up 1-0. But Oak Bay stormed back on a goal by Camille Van Tassel and nearly tied the game. It was a finish coaches Lauren Goodmanson and Melissa Orton, a pair of former Lambrick players, weren’t happy with. “Oak Bay took it to us and found another gear in the last 20 minutes, we were really fortunate we didn’t get punished,” Orton said. “I told the girls after the game, be proud of the fact we were able to hold them off but you don’t want to be the type of team that holds teams off. It’s not an easy feeling.” The Lions created several good chances in the first half but didn’t create as many opportunities in the second. It’s been another sizzling season for the Lions, returning to the Ryan Cup final, the city’s crossover tournament with A, AA and AAA schools. The Lions’ only loss so far was to the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons in the UVic tournament final. On Monday the Lions enter the AA Islands at Shawnigan Lake School.

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From left, Lambrick Park’s Emma Entzminger and Oak Bay's Katie Hanson contest the ball in the air during the Ryan Cup semifinal at UVic. The Breakers, meanwhile, hope to bounce back from the Ryan Cup semifinal loss as the team enters the AA Island championships at UVic on Monday. “We’re constantly improving throughout the season and if everyone commits to playing at their highest level, we could have a very strong Island tournament,”

Growing their game Travis Paterson News staff

Women’s rugby has grown exponentially around the world in recent years. Now it’s catching up in Victoria, says David Crossley. The enthusiastic dad helped create the high school girls seven-a-side rugby league in Victoria this season. “There’s been girls rugby teams at high schools before but it was informal and now we’ve established an official league,” he said. Crossley’s daughter Caroline is a Grade 9 player with Oak Bay and has been playing since Grade 5. She also plays in the Castaway Wanderers youth girls program, of which players are sprinkled amongst the eight schools participating in this year’s school league. The season winds up on Monday (May 13) with a seven-a-side tournament at Oak Bay High. The tourney runs from 2 to about 5:30 p.m. with national team player Barbara Mervin presenting the winners trophies. A veteran of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Mervin is still involved with national sevens program and is also a pioneering

entrepreneur in the budding industry that is women’s rugby. Through her company, Aptoella, Mervin designs and produces rugby gear specific to women. She had the idea first, disappointed in the heavy, cotton jerseys and uncomfortable rugby shorts she and her fellow athletes wore on the field. “Actually some of my products are sold to soccer and flag football players as well,” Mervin said. She attended the Pacific Design Academy in 2009 specifically to learn how to manufacture a new brand of rugby shorts for women. But so far the big seller has been the Attack-her shoulder pads. “I’ve sold about 200 of them so far, to places as far as the U.K., Sweden and New Zealand, but most sales are here in Canada,” she said. Mervin’s products will be on sale at Monday’s high school sevens tournament. On Saturday the Velox Valhallians, Mervin’s former team, host Burnaby Lake in the B.C. premier women’s championship final, noon at UVic’s Wallace Field. The UVic Norsemen play in the Div. 1 final at 2 p.m. and James Bay host Burnaby Lake in the premier men’s final at 4.

coach Brent Garraway said. Three of Oak Bay’s leaders, Elise Butler, Jessie Collison and Katie Hanson, have been with the team for three years. “I would love to see them accomplish something special in their final year,” the coach added.


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Gorge FC is fielding both of Victoria’s entries into Saturday’s B.C. Cup finals at Westills and Goudy fields in Langford. Gorge kicks off the day in the Women’s Classics Provincial Cup versus the Coastal FC Supra, 10 a.m. at Goudy Field. Gorge FC’s Div. 1 team will face the BGSCCFC Selects in the Leeta Sokalski Women’s B Cup final, 3:30 p.m. at West Hills Stadium.

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National team member Freddy Rajotte, left, models rugby shorts and a jersey designed by Barbara Mervin, who holds the Attack-her shoulder pads.

Special Olympics Victoria urgently needs a head coach for its teen basketball program, which runs Sundays at 2 p.m. from May 26 to June 23 at the Boys and Girls Club, 1240 Yates St. Email Hazel Woodcock at if interested.

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Teens find success at the gym Travis Paterson News staff

From diving off the 10-metre tower to lifting 61 kilograms in the clean and jerk, Shaye Tudor is proving to be a quick study. Tudor, a Grade 8 student at Royal Oak middle school, finished second at the B.C. high school provincial championships in Olympic style weightlifting. The event was held in Surrey on May 4. Only Grade 12 student Simrin Sandhu of Lord Tweedsmuir secondary in Surrey was better in the 63-kilogram weight class. Not a bad start for Tudor, who turned 14 last week, and only got serious about weightlifting in February. “Tudor is not afraid. She is great at going after it and is not worried about only being (in Grade 8), but then she (also) jumps off a 10 metre tower, so I guess that speaks for itself,” said Jeane Lassen, Tudor’s weightlifting coach. Lassen, a Whitehorse native, competed for Boaz Joseph/Black Press Canada at the 2008 Olympics and was in London Shaye Tudor of Royal Oak middle school in 2012 but was injured. Instead she assisted the celebrates a successful lift while competing coaching staff and helped teammate Christine at the B.C. High School Weightlifting Girard win bronze. Championships at Universal Fitness Centre Lassen has been at PISE for a year, coaching in Surrey on May 4. various teens in the Canadian Sports School probecause it’s a sport in itself. There’s a huge transgram. fer to diving and wrestling,” Lassen said. Tudor is one of those teens. She came into It’s a lot to take on for a kid, but Tudor is cut weightlifting as a cross training regimen for divfrom a special cloth. On top of 15 ing, her specialty. The Boardworks hours per week of training with Diving club team member is a daily “They get faster, Boardworks she’s also in the gym resident at Saanich Commonwealth stronger and jump from 6 to 7:30 a.m. each morning Place and has competed in the higher, and they don’t and is with Lassen at PISE for sesjunior national diving championTuesdays and Thursdays. ships. feel like they’re doing sions Oh, and she maintains straight Tudor is still heavily committed work because it’s a As in school. to diving, but is one of three local “Tudor really has the right attiathletes who’ve found an added sport in itself.” tude and work ethic,” Lassen said. niche with weightlifting. Fellow – Jeane Lassen Tudor also competed at the B.C. Royal Oak Grade 8 student Isaiah Junior Weightlifting provincials in Brasset is also a Boardworks diver Courtenay earlier this year, where she also finand competed at the provincial weightlifting ished second behind Sandhu. championships, finishing third in the 56-kg boys This comes after Tudor missed a big chunk of category behind winner Nolan Mitchell, a Grade last year recovering from a burst appendix. 10 student at Claremont secondary. “Through strength and conditioning these kids It’s a double for Mitchell, the two-time reignhave found a sport they like but they shouldn’t ing B.C. wrestling champion for his weight class. quit the other sport,” Lassen said. Mitchell also too came to the Canadian Sports “Tudor has a shot at winning the weightlifting School at PISE for cross training. provincials next year but you never know who’s “All three are doing this so they can become going to show up in your weight class. You can better all-around athletes and it happens to be a only focus on what you can control.” sport as well. They get faster, stronger and jump higher, and they don’t feel like they’re doing work

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


WE BUY HOUSES GARDENER’S PARADISE 1 acre. 4-bdrm character home, 1800 sq.ft. Wired shop, Shed. 1720 Swartz Bay Rd., $555,000. (250)656-1056.

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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Garage Sales #ALLĂ–  Ă–TOĂ–PLACEĂ–YOURĂ–GARAGEĂ–SALEĂ–ADĂ– ANDĂ–RECEIVEĂ–&2%%Ă–BALLOONS Ă–INVENTORYĂ–ANDĂ–TIPĂ–SHEETSĂ– ANDĂ–BRIGHTĂ–GARAGEĂ–SALEĂ–SIGNSĂ– GARAGE SALES HILLSIDE/QUADRA, 2816 Graham St., Sat, May. 11, 10am-1pm. Estate/Garage Sale SIDNEY, 10162 Resthaven Dr., Sat, May. 11, 9am-3pm. Two Family Garage sale. SIDNEY, 104-9655 First St., Sat, May. 11, 9am-1pm. Misc, household, sporting & more.




LANGFORD MOBILE home in Seniors Park, upgraded interior, fully furnished, A/C, fenced yard & 2 sheds. REDUCED to $35,000. 250-590-2450.

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231. ESQUIMALT- LRG 2 bdrm, $950 *1/2 month free*, W/D. 55+. NS/NP. (250)385-7256.


BRENTWOOD BAY, bright 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Gas F/P, D/W, own lndry, large deck & yard. NS/NP $1500. (250)589-9997.

WANTED TO RENT WANTED CABIN/cottagewood heat, minimum electricity, surrounded by nature. Metchosin or East Sooke area. Excellent refs. 250-598-7604.

LIVE-IN MANAGER required for small apartment bldg in Sooke, experience an asset. Fax resume to (604)669-1801.


QUADRA, 11TH flr view, 1 bdrm, D/W, new lam flooring, N/P, N/S, $985. 250-361-9540 RAAMCO International Properties VICTORIA, B.C. “A sign of distinction� Cubbon Apartments For Seniors - 55+ 1035 North Park Street Bachelor - $575 and up One Bedroom - $800 & up Two Bedroom - $950 & up. Close to sunny downtown Victoria and designated for seniors 55 years or older Amenities include a coffee lounge, games room, exercise room, and library and garden plots available for your green thumb. Pets welcome w/some restrictions. Please call Dick or Diane at 250-383-1162 or email to view our available suites. Wetherby Apartments For Seniors - 55+ 3205 Wetherby Road Seniors only please - 55+. Bachelor - $725 1 bdrm - $915 2 bdrm - $1100 This seniors only building has on site laundry, outdoor and covered parking, Shopping at Hillside Mall is just steps away. Pets welcome with some restrictions. Please call Bonny at 250-598-1650 to view our available suites.





SIDNEY- 3 bdrm sxs duplex, 1 bath, no steps. NS/NP. $1375+ utils. Lease. Avail June 1. Call (250)656-4003.

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.

COLWOOD- 2 level, 1 bdrm. 5 appls. $900. inclusive. NS/NP. 250-380-0700. COLWOOD- BRIGHT, quiet 2 bdrm, $1000 incls utils, D/W, shared lndry, A/C, int hookup, N/S, N/P. Ref’s. 250-391-7915. COLWOOD- REFURBISHED 2 bdrm bsmt suite, $900 inclds utils. June 1. Call 250-3919923 after 12 noon. DEEP COVE lrg 1 bdrm, acreage, hot tub. W/D, cat ok, N/S. $850+ util. 250-656-1312 LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, fenced yard, 4 appls, water incl’d, shared laundry, $1000 mo + utils, NS/NP. Avail immed. Call (250)881-2283. MARIGOLD AREA- 1 bdrm, shared lndry, quiet. NS/NP. $850, May 1. 250-727-6217. SAANICHTON: LRG reno’d, 1or2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S, pet? $1300 utils incl. 250-652-5003 SIDNEY: 2 bdrm, lrg backyard, gardens. 12x12 insulated shed. N/S. $1100+ utils. Avail. June 15th. Call 250-888-5972.

LANGFORD, 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo, W/D, new appls, free prkg, close to bus & amens, N/S, small dog ok. Avail June. 1 or earlier. (250)857-0676.


All Fun Swap & Shop. Every Sunday (weather permitting), 7am-2pm. 12.00 to sell- 1.00 to buy. No dogs in shopping area. 250-474-4546.


PRIVATE PARKING 430 Government St, Victoria. $140/mo. Call (250)383-7938.

HOMES FOR RENT LANGFORD. 3-BDRM + den. 2 bath, double car garage, huge deck, quiet street, 5 mins to all amens. N/S. $1900 mo + utils. (Immed). 250-686-4445.


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2000, 26’ Golden Falcon 5th wheel, 3 way fridge, slide out, new hot water 10gal tank, queen bed. In exc. cond. Stored in Ladysmith. $7200 firm. Call (250)580-2566. DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

CARS 2001 HONDA Accord (pewter grey), 4 door, 4 cylinder, auto, low kms (137,000), CD player, power options, tinted windows, alarm, lady driven, in excellent condition in and out. Asking $5600 obo. (250)592-1268. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.


$50 to $1000 Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans


250-686-3933 **JUST REDUCED - PRICED TO SELL** Was $12,500, now $10,950 obo. Motivated Seller. 06 Mitsubishi Endeavor AWD, 127,000km, No Accidents, strictly maintained. 250-8825225 or with any inquiries.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb.

7’x12’ Deck Utility Trailer. Good for small tractors and quads. 4 wheels, loading ramps, green. $1350 obo. Call (250)384-7954.


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



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

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

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



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

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 10, 2013  Page 22 week beginning May 9, 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 May 9 - May 15 edition of Real Estate Victoria

203-1110 Oscar, $349,900 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

5 Gorge Rd E, $400,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed, 250-858-3585

404-935 Fairfield Rd, $264,900

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859 Maddison, $629,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

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74 Bay, $484,800

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

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Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Rick Allen, 250-385-2033

pg. 2

68-14 Erskine, $409,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

pg. 2

35-1498 Admirals Rd, $169,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

pg. 13

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315 Masters, $788,888 pg. 10

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-477-7291

pg. 6

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Brent Munro, 250-744-3301

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Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

pg. 13

Thursday 4-6 & Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Kallstrom, 250-477-7291

pg. 13

915 McNaughton Ave, $453,900 Sunday 1-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124 Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

Sunday 12:30-2 RE/MAX Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

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1533 Granada Cres, $539,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

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

21-909 Carolwood Dr, $499,900 Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736 pg. 1

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

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

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205-1571 Mortimer, $209,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

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3963 Juan De Fuca Terr. Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

8410 Alec Rd, $789,000 Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

2E-9851 Second St

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing 250 655-0608

pg. 7

102-2360 James White, $234,000 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

pg. 6

9173 Basswood, $999,000 Saturday 12:30-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 19

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jim Fields, 250-857-5467

6770 Jedora, $499,500 pg. 26

122-3969 Shelbourne, $204,500 Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 19

206-10160 Third St, $159,900 pg. 26

12-3255 Rutledge, $291,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250-661-4476

pg. 18

766 Harding, $555,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Adrien Bachand, 250-384-8124 pg. 1

pg. 5

1097 Damelart, $429,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-477-5353

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

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

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $269,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131

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

pg. 18

11061 Salal Pl., $729,000

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4067 Cavallin Crt, $619,900

303-625 Admirals Rd, $179,900 Thursday 3-5 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

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110-1505 Church St, $209,000

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

11 Phillion, $569,900 pg. 7

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1578/1580 Jasper Pl, $798,000

20 Phillion, $679,900 pg. 7

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Friday 4-6 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

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1016 Clarke Rd, $575,000

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

Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

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

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493 Dunmora Crt, $1,350,000 Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

832 Royal Wood Pl, $619,900

10-709 Luscombe, $629,000 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Giovanna Balaiban, 250-477-5353

4020 Dawnview Cres, $599,900

1279 Tattersall, $685,000

204-837 Selkirk Ave, $279,900

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982 Mckenzie, $299,900

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

pg. 3

1590 Ash Rd, $1,099,000

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

Saturday 11:30-1:00 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

4-854 Caroline, $589,900

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1-3211 Shelley, $374,900 pg. 13

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519 Leaside Pl, $444,900

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

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900

3315 Cook St, $389,800

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

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114-1110 Willow St.

5-4631 Lochside, $464,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Tricia Basi, 250-384-8124

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rick Humphries 250 592-4422

79 Obed, $419,000

407-1009 McKenzie, $199,000

3478 Calumet, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Charlotte Ann Sekul, 250-592-4422

2606 Midnight Pl, $648,500

102-640 Montreal St.

Saturday & Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

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4020 Rainbow Hill, $739,000

965 Woodhall Dr, $519,000

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Justen Lalonde, 250-418-0613

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107-250 Douglas, $231,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings, 250-744-3301

2311 Chilco Rd, $599,900

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

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

321-4490 Chatterton Way, $479,900

46 DeGoutiere Pl, $565,000 pg. 6

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

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

3866 Grange, $645,000

4029 Elise, $554,500 pg. 6

2166 Ferndale Rd, $850,000

105-1220 Fort

104-2608 Prior St, $285,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Dave Hillmer, 250-385-2033

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304-330 Waterfront Cres, $399,500

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

Saturday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

4011 Birring, $899,500

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Saira Waters, 250-592-4422

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $399,900

654 Langford, $369,000

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216

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206-2587 Beach Dr, $249,000

203-2920 Cook, $356,400

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

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

4030/4040 Borden St pg. 15

2-909 Carolwood, $499,900

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306-75 Songhees, $698,000

302-1026 Johnson, $299,900

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

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1-1871 Fern, $465,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Fowles, 250 477-7291

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

304-1618 North Dairy, $329,900

402-2340 Oak Bay, $299,900 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

3066 Carroll St, $409,900

1501-620 Toronto St

Sunday 2:30-4 RE/MAX Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250-478-9600

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133-2345 Cedar Hill X, $479,000 Sunday 2-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Charles Murray, 250-812-8983

102-1220 Fort

402-828 Rupert, $399,000

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

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209-2529 Wark St, $205,000

1790 Haultain, $459,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Alli Munro, 250-477-5353

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3435 Lovat, $449,000

901-250 Douglas

302-1000 McClure, $199,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rick Humphries 250 592-4422

1857 Fairburn Dr, $539,000

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

2043 Milton St., $549,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

523 Michigan, $699,000

6-330 Waterfront, $650,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen, 250-744-3301

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

5-216 Russell, $469,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Pat Meadows 250 592-4422

pg. 11

251 Government, $619,000

Saturday 11:30-1 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

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

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

207-1101 Hilda St, $287,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate David Dand 250 477-7291

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

2124 Granite St, $675,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Elizabeth Aberdeen, 250-744-3301

408-3170 Irma St, $174,900

3155 Glasgow St., $485,000

Saturday - Monday noon - 5 pm Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

pg. 11

354 Berwick, $635,000

306-1217 Pandora Ave, $284,900

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Niels Baartman, 250-384-8124

304-320 Menzies St, $298,000

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838

376 Kinver St., $409,900

Saturday 11-1 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

2-1590 Christmas, $459,900

1-1110 Pembroke St, $349,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Justen Lalonde, 250-418-0613

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Sharon Williams, 604-723-2658

pg. 17

1741 Patly, $1,197,000 pg. 6

403-300 Waterfront Cres, $569,900

Sunday 1-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

207-2520 Wark St, $204,900

101-400 Dupplin Rd, $254,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033


3054 Albina, $449,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

9706 Fifth St, $599,900 pg. 15

3972 South Valley, $688,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

pg. 15

pg. 9

pg. 18

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

pg. 19

7044 Tamarin, $520,000 pg. 26

4153 Hawkes, $499,500 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

Saturday 12:30-2:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Pipes, 250-656-0131

2380 Alta Vista Pl, $699,000

535 Carnation, $328,888 Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

pg. 18

2333 Gullhaven Rd.

2867 Murray Dr, $599,888

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Giovanna Balaiban, 250-477-5353

pg. 19

9694 Seventh, $570,000 pg. 26

Saturday 12:30-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 19

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6362 Bella Vista, $699,900

2167 Blue Grouse Plat, $775,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Paul Arnold 250 477-7291

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

pg. 19

2329 Oakville, $575,000

Lot 1 York Ridge Pl, $325,000

Saturday 12:30-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 19

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

pg. 20

pg. 21

Saturday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

pg. 20

pg. 18

1227 Clearwater Pl, $499,900

1851 Barrett Dr., $599,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Dave Lynn, 250-592-4422

pg. 8

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 6

Saturday 2:30-4:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

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

pg. 10

917 Bullen Court, $424,900

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

3313 Susan Marie, $424,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ginny Barlow, 250-474-6003

pg. 27

3582 Pechanga, $449,000

794 Drummond, $454,900 pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Diane Wilkinson 250 477-7291

pg. 21

pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. May Liu, 250-888-6186

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas, 250-479-3333

205-866 Goldstream, $304,900 Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

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

pg. 8

525 Saltspring View, $589,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 20

pg. 8

5657 Sooke Rd., $924,900

642 Hope Rd, $519,900

208-201 Nursery Hill Dr, $279,000 pg. 20

294 Hatley Lane, $829,800

311A Milburn Dr., $529,900

9-639 Kildew Rd., $339,900 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

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867 McCallum Rd, $469,000

2727 Scafe, $409,900

22-7401 Central Saanich Rd, $134,900 Saturday 1-2:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Jackson, 250-656-0131


pg. 20

Saturday 2:30-4 RE/MAX Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250-478-9600

pg. 28

6579 Worthington Way, $429,900 Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Michael Dick, 250-642-6056

pg. 21

500 Corfield, $332,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Nanaimo John Cooper, 1-866-956-6228





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downtown Port Angeles, making it ideal for walk-on passengers looking for a daytrip or weekend getaway. Towns like Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim, Neah Bay and Forks are terrific jumping-off points for a host of activities, including fishing, kayaking and hiking. In Olympic National Park, a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve encompassing nearly one million acres, visitors can experience the Olympic Mountains, rainforests and a pristine wilderness of glacier-carved lakes, waterfalls, more than 600 miles of hiking trails and dozens of campgrounds. Park highlights include Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and 73 miles of unspoiled coastline. Stop by the Visitor Center in Port Angeles for details about enjoying the park safely. In addition to Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest adds more than a half-million acres of park land, 200 miles of trails and 17 campgrounds mpic encircling the Olympic National • The Oly llam and ’s Cla d Park on the mid elevations. Peninsula ounties combine nC If you’re bringing your Jefferso than 400 miles of re bicycle, you can explore have mo . e in tl r coas the Olympic Discovery saltwate on one milli Trail – a trail system that y rl d a e rl n is a Wo assing will eventually connect • Encomp pic National Park serve. Re lym Port Townsend in the east acres, O e and Biosphere Sit to La Push on the Pacific Heritage unty is erson Co rn Ocean. From the dock in ff e J ’s la este ninsu Port Angeles, you can head largest W r, • The Pe ’s d rl o w te the me either direction for a good home to – 19.4 feet in dia t da ar d te e a C m d ti e s ride. R e d n a ll ta 178 feet ars old! The region is also home ye

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to thriving cultural and fine arts communities, not to mention a calendar full of special events. “We have a little bit of everything. It’s all about the things you can do and the things you can experience,” says Mary Brelsford, Communications Manager, Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, pointing to unique activities like the historic underground tours in Port Angeles. “There’s a lot of history here.” To help Vancouver Islanders “Get Off the Rock,” a variety of spring and summer packages have been created with Red Lion Hotels and others to showcase the Olympic Peninsula’s numerous attractions. Discover special events like May’s Juan de Fuca Festival, plus activities such as beer tasting, the Underground Heritage Tour, arts & crafts attractions, and the region’s numerous outdoor amenities, such as Lake Crescent, Mareymere Falls and Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Additional drive-on getaways have been planned for those heading on to Portland, Seattle and SeaTac Airport. For more information about all that awaits on the Olympic Peninsula, visit, where you’ll also find a link to current contests and special promotions. Watch your Black Press newspapers in the coming weeks for additional contests and visitor opportunities. With so much waiting just across the water, there’s never been a better time to Get Off the Rock!

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▶▶ Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Port Angeles Farmers Market: Year-round community market, featuring Fair Trade organic coffee, organic artisan bread, produce, eggs, meats and fish as well as unique artisan products, ▶▶ May 10 – Sequim History Walking Tour: From the Museum & Arts Center,10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ▶▶ May 24 to 27 – Juan de Fuca Festival: Four-day Memorial Day weekend festival with more than 125 performances of music, dance and theatre from around the world, ▶▶ May 25 & 26 – ShrimpFest 2013: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the head of Jackson Cove on Highway 101, 1.5 mi. north of Brinnon & Dosewallips Rd. ▶▶ June 7 to 9 – Brass Screw Confederacy: A Steampunk Hootenanny in Port Townsend, a Victorian seaport and arts community on the National Registry. Enjoy a weekend of adventure and art, music and mayhem. ▶▶ July 4 – Fourth of July Celebration: Traditional community celebration with music, parade and terrific fireworks display over the Port Angeles Harbor. www. ▶▶ Thursdays, July 11 to Aug. 29 – Concert on the Docks, in Pope Marine Plaza in Port Townsend,







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