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Dispelling myths about metal Congress 2013 sees metalheads explore links between religion, heavy metal music On a sunny weekday afternoon, the front man of Scimitar offers up a rather uncomplicated explanation for why he and his three bandmates chose the moniker for their metal project. “Three syllables make the best band names,” said Angus Lennox, crossing campus en route to Mystic Vale, where the of Natalie North University Victoria Students’ Reporting Society heavy metal club regularly meets. “Plus, it looks good on a t-shirt.” In his next breath Lennox explains that a scimitar, a curved Middle Eastern sabre popular with 15th-century buccaneers, is a link to the group’s early sound, which was heavily influenced by an interest in the bygone era. Some of the band’s latest music sprang from his interest in Zulu people in the late 19th century, but all of their songs have a historical context, said Lennox, a history and political science double major who often finds songwriting inspiration in his course lectures. He and bandmates Clayton Basi, George Anstey and Noel Anstey take their studies seriously, as well as challenging the misconceptions of their chosen genre. South of Heaven: Religion

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Angus Lennox, foreground, frontman for the band Scimitar, joins Congress 2013 heavy metal event organizer Casey Lazar, rear left, and Scimitar members George Anstey and Clayton Basi in the forest at Mystic Vale to help promote their upcoming show at the University of Victoria. and Heavy Metal, a two-day symposium culminating in an allages metal show at UVic, is an opportunity for Scimitar and a full bill of bands and presenters to set the record straight with anyone who thinks trashing hotel rooms and shot-gunning draft beer is synonymous with being a metalhead. The event, a collaboration between the university and the UVSS heavy metal club, opens tonight (June 7) with a 7 p.m. screening of Sam Dunn’s Global

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and religious studies at UVic, conceptualized the project after he watched Global Metal. “There’s a real melding of local styles of music, culture, tradition and local mythology,” he said of the 2007 doc. “Putting all of that together, it just seemed to me that heavy metal and religion would be a really fertile topic to explore issues of globalization.”


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It’s been many years since Neil McAllister has ordered books relating to cats, cars or the Kennedys. While it’s unclear if any underlying penchant for the three changed during the newly retired librarian’s 14 years with the Greater Victoria Public Library – his dapper navy sport coat and khakis could well have been pulled straight from the closet of America’s royal family – his ordering patterns certainly did. One of the handful of changes the former Oak Bay branch head has seen since he began his library career at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 1995, is the loss of choice over which books a branch brings in through the centralization of ordering of literary materials. McAllister, who retired from the Oak Bay branch after eight years at the post on May 31, isn’t negative about the switch, as it’s just one facet to a digital content evolution – one which includes the largely uncharted landscape of electronic licensing for a growing collection of e-books. “It’s been a real challenge for us, between the publishers and the libraries and the software,” said McAllister, cozied up to a fireplace in a wingback chair at the branch. “It’s really changing quickly.” McAllister, a budding writer himself, studied English and worked in publishing, before later returning to the University of British Columbia for a master’s in library science. He was then poised to enter the system at a pivotal moment in worldwide informationsharing: the advent of the Internet. “When I started, the Internet was just in its infancy and I think it cost about $20 a minute to search,” he said. “The impact of that was that a library like this can bring in a world of information, far more information than they ever could in the past.” Offering online help and computer basics, from resumé writing to email troubleshooting,

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Librarian Neil McAllister takes some time at the beginning of his last shift before retirement to read from one of his favourite books, Seabiscuit, in a cozy corner of the Oak Bay branch. To a degree one of our other now accounts for about half of all challenges is just keeping up with work done at the Oak Bay branch. demand.” McAllister proudly explains Patricia Eaton, GVPL manager of that the library – adjacent to the public services, wished McAllister Monterey Recreation Centre, well on his retirement after working which was expanded into the with the 55-year-old in several neighbouring Tonkin heritage capacities over the years. His active home, hence the gas fireplaces – presence in the GVPL and the has consistently ranked among municipality of Oak Bay and will be the busiest libraries per capita in Canada. More than 60,000 items are missed, she said. “The response from both staff circulated in an average month and and public to the about 1,500 people “The rumour of pride he takes in the walk through the doors on a typical libraries dwindling away quality of service that he provides is busy day. just isn’t true.” really glowing,” she The numbers - Neil McAllister said, soon praising reflect a crossMcAllister’s humour section of the and affable nature. “He’s well liked community, from Victoria families by staff and well respected by the in Fairfield and Fernwood who public. People felt comfortable and may be intimidated by the welcomed in that branch.” downtown branch, to seniors McAllister plans to spend his whose only social contact for the retirement with his wife, Ruth, also day is at the library. McAllister’s a retired librarian, and his 10-yearfavourite aspect of the job, he old son, Jack. On his to-do list: says with a glint in his eye, is restoring a classic BMW, learning exchanging recommendations to play the ukulele and returning with some of those faces. His top to the Oak Bay library for the long recommendation: the equine epic, list of book recommendations Seabiscuit. the public has given him over the “The rumour of libraries years. dwindling away just isn’t true. We seem to be getting more popular.

The one-time roommate of a former Vic High schoolteacher accused of criminal harassment says allegations against Frank Canacari are true. He knows them to be true because Canacari openly talked about breaking into two women’s apartments, taking items and sending harassing phone calls and emails, Terry Bogue testified on Tuesday in Victoria provincial court. Canacari faces two counts of criminal harassment and two counts of unlawfully being in a dwelling house related to a woman in Esquimalt and a woman in Saanich. Bogue said despite not having lived together more than a few weeks in March 2010, Canacari would share with him the ongoing details while stalking two women he dated. Bogue told the court that Canacari said he got one woman’s address by going into her purse and getting her driver’s licence. He went over to her house when it was vacant, entered through an open door and took photos inside her home. He then came home and showed Bogue the photos. “Why would Mr. Canacari show you this?” asked Crown prosecutor Chandra Fisher. “Because he’s upset because she’d never tell him where she lived. This was his way of getting back (at her),” Bogue replied. He told Judge Lorna-Jeanne Harvey that Canacari also told him he paid a sex trade worker $10 to call the woman in the middle of the night “to horrify her.” The second victim, Erin Meyer, testified earlier Tuesday. Bogue told the court in May 2010 Canacari was upset that his brief relationship with Meyer was crumbling, and believed it to be because she had reconnected with an ex-boyfriend. Around May 15, Canacari staked out West Bay Marina, believing Meyer to be there with her ex for the night, Bogue said. Overnight, Canacari used a house key in Meyer’s gym bag to go into her apartment. Bogue said an upset Canacari told him he took a pack of cigarettes from her place, and used her computer to send an anonymous email to Meyer denigrating her ex-boyfriend. Bogue contacted Meyer on May 20, after the incident, and they went to Victoria police together. When asked why he didn’t go to police sooner about the stalking, Bogue told the court that he had threatened to previously, and Canacari said, “It’s none of their businesses, it’s my business. … I’m smarter than them, what are they going to do?” Canacari was arrested in June 2010 at Vic High while he was teaching. He has not been back in a classroom since. On Wednesday, officers from the Victoria and Saanich police departments testified. Chris Gillen, owner of Dial-A-Geek computer services, also testified in court Wednesday that Canacari contacted his company, asking to remove “illegal material or incriminating material” from his computer. Gillen said Canacari claimed the material to be linked to his roommate. Meyer spoke to CTV News outside of the Victoria Law Courts Tuesday, saying she still worries for her safety. “I still look behind me and I still take note of everybody that is behind me. Yes, I was very, very afraid, very fearful, and it just really messes with your whole sense of well being and security.” The trial against Canacari is expected to last through the end of the week.

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Sometimes a spade isn’t just a spade. Just ask the volunteers with the Oak Bay archives who were given one such mysterious artifact that could have belonged to one of Victoria’s first settlers, John Tod. Alan McKinlay was volunteering at the archives earlier this month when he received a call from a staffer at Oak Bay United Church. The church had received a donation of a small, wood-handled shovel marked with a tag reading: “from Tod House garden.” Tod House, at 2564 Heron St., was built in 1850 and is the oldest continually occupied house in western Canada. A church volunteer called McKinlay prior to placing the item for sale in its thrift shop. Apparently, the former owner of the garden tool of yore purchased it from a garage sale and knew no other background information on its story. “I went along and had a look at

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it and that’s right, it is a shovel,” McKinlay said with a laugh. “It is a spade.” McKinlay and the team at the archives are hopeful someone is able to illuminate the item’s past. Until then, it is destined to sit among a handful of artifacts that have accumulated within the archives: bottles from the Hudson’s Drug Store that date back to 1912, every dog tag ever issued by the district and a variety of Second World War artifacts.

The history buffs at the archives have long talked about opening a museum for their expanding collection, McKinlay said, even if they’re not entirely sure of the history themselves. “Looking at the age, I think it’s probably legit,” he said of the spade. “If anybody has anymore information we would be absolutely delighted to hear the story.” The Oak Bay archives can be contacted at 250-598-3290 or



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Metal music has broad appeal Continued from Page A1 Boyarin sees metal as an untapped lens through which to view religion and plans to offer follow-up courses at UVic. “I’m a bit of the anomaly in this – don’t get me wrong, I listen to metal and enjoy it – but it’s always with a part of my brain analyzing it and intellectualizing it,” he said. Local freelance journalist Greg Pratt leads the first talk on Saturday, an introduction to religious imagery in metal through some of its most notable names. Pratt – whose metal resumé includes 15 years producing CFUV radio show “Riot in the Dungeons” and bringing Quiet Riot album Metal Health for show and tell in Grade 1 – has strived to make his presentation accessible to all, from the curious outsider to the hardcore metalhead. And in Victoria, there are a few. “Going back to the ‘80s, Victoria has always had a strong metal presence,” Pratt said. “Metal fans are really loyal.” It’s a fact to which Casey Lazar, head of the UVSS heavy metal club and a guy who mostly wears leather pants, can attest. While the majority of the club’s roughly 400 members are students, attendees at local shows range in age

from the single-digit crowd to octogenarians. Metalheads have been at it since the outset of the genre in the ’70s – Lazar’s high school librarian partied with Motörhead, he beams – and now they’re showing the latest generation how it’s done. “We’ve got lots of folk-metal bands, traditional, black, thrash, we don’t have lots of metalcore or nu metal, but we don’t have any rule that says they’re not allowed,” Lazar said. “We even have people who don’t like metal all – they just like the environment.” Scimitar has no problem drawing more than 300 people to an all-ages show and band members say they’ve created good working relationships with promoters and venue owners in the past six years. But they agree their genre comes with a hefty dose of bias and prejudgment. “We try to act as professionally as possible, because there is a big stereotype of heavy metal bringing out delinquents,” George Anstey said. “Even though we all have long hair and look greasy,” Lennox added. For Lazar, the stigma attached to metal stretches beyond professional situations into the community.

“That’s one of the goals of the metal club: to reach out to the general population and show that there’s this giant group of metalheads, and they’re in postsecondary institutions,” he said. “They’re not some deadbeat coke addicts.” Said Pratt: “I think a big misconception – that lots of bands have fostered – is that metal is evil and satanic and scary … a lot of bands were doing it for shock value.” He assures those who may feel intimidated by South of Heaven that all are welcome. “I think people are going to be surprised. It’d be great if people who think they don’t care about metal, if they’d show up.”

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Derelict boats a regional issue Greater Victoria is blessed with many kilometres of coastline and as such, is home to a large number of pleasure craft. Over the years, some boat owners have chosen to take permanent or semi-permanent refuge in the protected waters in and around the Capital Region. Such spots as the Gorge and Selkirk waterways, Oak Bay and Thetis Cove in View Royal have been among the favoured spots for mariners looking to avoid moorage fees and, in some cases, enjoy free living space. When these boats have created problems, either by coming away from their anchorage in a storm or leaking mechanical fluids or bilge into the water, affected municipalities have struggled to find permanent answers to what has become an ongoing issue. Of late, rowers in the Selkirk waters in Victoria have noticed floating human excrement in the area, not to mention had occasion to dodge drifting boats for which no one appears to want to take responsibility. While the solution might appear simple on the surface – follow the trail and levy a fine, maybe even seize vessels – this case offers another example of jurisdictional paralysis. The City of Victoria, like all coastal municipalities, has little to no authority on the water. Worried about the cost of enforcing marine health and safety in the area, some councillors have suggested that a third party, such as the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, might be better suited to handle the task. Neither Transport Canada, which retains responsibility for enforcing navigable water regulations here, and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which oversees the marine habitat, seem to want to take the lead on the issue. They may be forced to clarify their policies before long. Victoria is fast tiring of having no jurisdictional teeth with which to deal with abandoned and derelict vessels. If and when this problem is solved, it will no doubt cause a ripple effect across the region, as other municipalities seek lasting solutions for dealing with problem vessels on their harbours and waterways. 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 OAK BAY 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


Transit planning critical for cities exceptions, such as Vancouver and What makes a city great? Calgary, no successful rapid transit Among other things, great cities infrastructure projects have been are tolerant communities that built in Canadian cities for welcome and celebrate decades. ethnic diversity. They A recent survey of support and foster urban experts and local arts, have access other “city-builders” to venture capital to across Canada – spur entrepreneurship planners, municipal and innovation, and politicians, academics, benefit from healthy nongovernmental local environments with organizations, developers clean air, clean water and architects – and access to nutritious, concluded the abysmal locally grown food. David Suzuki state of public transit New York City is world with Faisal Moola is the Achilles’ heel of class, not just because it’s urban sustainability and a driver of global finance and a hotbed of cultural innovation; is holding many cities back from achieving greatness. it’s also known for its green space Toronto residents spend more like Central Park and the awardtime battling congestion to get winning High Line. San Francisco is celebrated for its to and from work than in any other city in North America. narrow streets, compact lots and historic buildings. These contribute This shouldn’t be a surprise, as successive governments have to the city’s old-world charm, but failed to sustain and expand transit they’re also the building blocks of systems, even though the region a more sustainable urban form. has grown by about a 100,000 new They facilitate densification and residents a year. Toronto now decrease the cost of energy and scores 15th of 21 on per capita transportation for businesses while investment in public transit among improving walkability. large global cities – well behind When it comes to urban sixth-placed New York City, which sustainability, cities in the U.S. spends twice as much. and Canada are employing This failure to address transit innovative programs and policies infrastructure is serious. The to improve the health and wellToronto Board of Trade estimates being of residents and their local congestion costs the economy $6 environments, like reducing waste billion a year in lost productivity. and improving recycling (Los Furthermore, air pollution from Angeles), containing urban sprawl traffic congestion is a major threat (Portland), conserving water to public health, especially for (Calgary) and passing policies to our most vulnerable citizens, like combat climate change (Toronto). children and the elderly. According But most cities in Canada and the U.S. are lacking in infrastructure to the Toronto Board of Health, pollution-related ailments result to move millions of people safely in 440 premature deaths, 1,700 and affordably. With some notable

hospitalizations, 1,200 acute bronchitis episodes and about 68,000 asthma-symptom days a year in that region. Fortunately, politicians are starting to respond. Ontario’s government plans to spend billions to expand its regional transit system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, under a plan called the Big Move. It’s also looking at new financing tools to ensure funding levels are adequate and continue into the future. But before we spend enormous amounts on improvements, we need to ensure projects contribute to a region-wide rapid transit network using the latest technology and adhering to the highest sustainability and costeffectiveness standards. That’s why a proposal to use diesel trains for the Air-Rail-Link plan to connect downtown Toronto with its international airport in Mississauga is concerning. Heavy diesel trains emit particulates and other contaminants, including known carcinogens. Numerous experts, including Toronto’s Medical Health Officer, have urged the Ontario government to abandon its diesel plan in favour of electric trains that could be better integrated into a region-wide rapid transit network. Vancouver, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York City have consistently ranked among the most livable cities on the continent, in part because they take the environment into account in planning decisions. They all have world-class public transit systems that move residents in a safe, affordable and sustainable way.

‘The abysmal state of public transit is the Achilles heel of urban sustainability.’

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The time has come for a regional police force When the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes unit was formed in 2010, Saanich initially chose not to participate and only this year came on board (with significantly less dollars than VicPD despite Saanich’s larger population). Recently, Sidney and North Saanich decided to withdraw from the Regional Crime Unit due to budget considerations and VicPD does not participate. Vancouver PD withdrew from an agreement with Port Moody to provide Emergency Response Team services this year, also due to budget constraints. When VicPD pulled back one officer from the Regional Domestic Violence Unit last fall, they were criticized, yet Victoria and Esquimalt, with a smaller combined population than Saanich, had been funding two

Re: In Saanich, no call is too small (Guest column, Frank Leonard, May 24) It seems Mayor Leonard attempting to downplay Wally Oppal’s recommendation for regional policing (contained in his December 2012 Downtown Eastside Missing Women report) by implying that Saanich is the only department that responds to “false alarms, noisy house parties and break and enters,” that it practises community policing and that such coverage would change under a regional policing model? Most large police departments in Canada deliver community based policing as envisioned in Mayor Leonard’s column. He states that integrated services suffice, however, such services are often first cut when police departments face budget restraints.

officers while Saanich funded only one. Wally Oppal also made mention of problems with integration in his report. A regional force would deploy resources as required throughout the region and the inherent problems with integrated units would be eliminated. Perhaps the mayor is concerned that the downtown core, where most of the region’s social challenges exist (homelessness, street-level substance abuse, and mental health issues) and where most of the region’s drinking and nighttime entertainment establishments are located, would draw resources away from Saanich. There is no valid reason to believe that will occur, but better utilization and co-ordination of

resources would occur under a regional model. Victoria and Esquimalt, with a combined population of about 99,000, have 243 officers, whereas Saanich, with a population over 110,000, has 149 officers. The ratio of population to police is striking; one officer per 738 people in Saanich and one per 407 residents in Victoria/ Esquimalt. Victoria and Esquimalt had the highest per capita policing costs in the province in 2010. Since Esquimalt was forced to disband its combined police/ fire department in 2001, it has been the only municipality to pay a share towards policing the region’s downtown. Esquimalt’s contract with Victoria splits VicPD’s budget based on Esquimalt’s share of the combined assessed property

values of both municipalities (currently around 15 per cent of the VicPD budget). Saanich, Oak Bay and other local municipalities pay nothing towards those costs. Perhaps Mayor Leonard can explain how it is fair for Esquimalt to fund a share of downtown Victoria policing costs while Saanich doesn’t, yet Saanich residents contribute to downtown’s policing challenges. The time has come for a regional police force. Left in the hands of local elected officials, nothing will happen. The Minister of Justice needs to act. Colin Nielsen Victoria Editor’s note: Colin Nielsen is a former RCMP officer of 31 years, mainly in Greater Victoria.

Readers respond: Green in Gordon Head, Victoria as Cycle City Lending a voice to sustainability cause In response to Don White’s letter about the fallacy of “greenest neighbourhood” (News, May 31), it would appear that he is not a believer in “every journey begins with a single step.” It is true he has no way of knowing all of the environmental practices of the Gordon Head-Oak Bay residents. However, he comes across rather sanctimonious in his judgments of vehicles driven (weren’t they parked at the time of observation?), water recovery (rain barrels may be in the back yard) and tidy yards (do push mowers mean an unkempt lawn?) etc. When electing a representative, one looks not only in terms of being “one of us” but also leadership. Maybe the people confident enough to display an Andrew Weaver sign are looking for

a leader to help them move forward in their quest to be more “green.” I think it would do the party a disservice to insist that only those who already live a more pronounced environmentally friendly lifestyle are allowed to openly show support for a Green candidate. If this is the case, the writer is correct in his prediction of “doom.” I did not vote for Andrew Weaver, but I appreciate the opportunity he provides in presenting alternate views in the legislature. Along with taking cues from the representative the voters have elected, perhaps the spotlight label of “greenest neighbourhood” will motivate all of us who live here to become more conscious of our personal affect on the environment. While maybe not yet the “greenest neighbourhood” in a practical sense, we are the

neighbourhood most willing to give voice to the cause. Susan Henn Saanich

City doesn’t need more cycle lanes Re: Spin City (News, June 5) It’s nice to think of Victoria as Cycle City, even though a very small proportion of our trips are made that way. Victoria does have a friendly climate, a street-car era “bones” for city design, making distances short for many from home to work, stores, etc. However, it  gives me a pain to hear the likes of Brad Dellebuur, city transportation manager, or the cycling coalition, suggest that we just need more bike lanes, etc. to get people on two wheels.  I have been cycling in this area for more than 45 years, with 35 years before that in various places in the U.S. I find few hinderances to cycling in



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Is Victoria really that boring? Capital Region ranked No. 4 for inaugural Boring Awards Daniel Palmer News staff

The recently unveiled Harbour Pathway will also help inject some vibrancy into Victoria, he said. “There are things happening, but this a challenge to do even better.” The Boring Awards Black Press file photo also named Prime MinVictoria may have outdated view of ister Stephen Harper being ‘little England,’ Ben Isitt says. Most Boring Canadian of the Year while Toronto Mayor Rob Ford edged the Ikea posed Britishness,” he said. Monkey for Least Boring CanaIsitt highlighted the energy dian of the Year. seen at places like Ship Point – with files from Abbotsford during live concerts, and said News the location would be perfect for a food truck pilot program.

Greater Victoria garners plenty of international accolades for its hanging flower baskets, most romantic Canadian destination and as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. But the latest honour bestowed upon B.C.’s capital likely won’t be shouted from the rooftops by Tourism Victoria. Last week, organizers of the inaugural Boring Awards quietly removed Abbotsford from its list of top five most boring Canadian cities and replaced it with the sleepy City of Gardens. The tongue-incheek awards were announced in Toronto May 23 as a promotion for the independent film Boredom. “There’s a certain angst about being young in Victoria. It’s very similar to Ottawa – you have this spectacular location, Belfry Theatre Hotel Grand Pacific Oak Bay Beach Hotel unbelievable wealth Passes for two ($80) Overnight Accommodation ($175) King panoramic ocean view suite for Winner: S. E. RUTTAN Winner: DONNA McEWAN two, Classic Boathouse massage for 2, and resources, yet the $150 Food & Beverage Gift Card ($990) Craigdarroch Castle Butchart Gardens Winner: ALEXIS MOORES city can be a bit dull,” Four Entry Passes ($55) An overstuffed Gift Basket ($100) Winner: JANE PURDUE Winner: VINNIE CHADWICK Oak Bay Recreation Centre said Boredom director Annual Pass ($406) The Penny Farthing Padella Italian Bistro Albert Nerenburg. Winner: STEVE DOHERTY $50 Gift Certificate $100 Gift Certificate Abbotsford was Winner: JO ROSS Winner: MARIC BOHLMAN The Finer Details 1 Complete Auto Detailing, initially named the The Oaks Edible Arrangements in and out ($375) $50 Gift Certificate $100 Gift Certificate & stuffed Gift Basket fourth most boring city Winner: SUICHI TOMANA Winner: DIANA HORSCHER Winner: JAN CADIEUX behind Ottawa, Laval Harbour Air Seaplanes Abkhazi Gardens White Spot, Fort Street Return Air Fare, Victoria to Vancouver and Lethbridge, but Four Garden Passes $100 ( 4x $25 ) Gift Certificate ($300) Winner: ROD BROWN Winner: TRISHA NEILL protests from AbbotsWinner: JAN CADIEUX King & Thai Restaurant Fairmont Empress Hotel April Point Resort at Quadra Island ford officials convinced Estevan Village Afternoon Tea for Two (to $120) Two Nights’ Accommodation for 2, $30 Gift Certificate Winner: JENN A. Nerenburg and his colbased on availability (transportation not Winner: EVA SIMPSON Prospect Lake Golf Course included).Oak Bay Marine Group ($238) leagues to change their Four rounds of golf (9 holes) ($100) Winner: JEAN KILBURN Winner: J. FRASER minds. Nerenberg cited the fact that in 2009, Abbotsford was named Canada’s per capita murder capital, but Victoria 250-884-7645 has since lowered the murder rate to Toll-free 1-877-954-7645 nearly zero. “That’s an almost 1,000 per cent Serving Vancouver Island since 2005 decrease. That’s not boring,” he said. Victoria Coun. Ben plus tax Isitt, who served as acting mayor while How the program works Mayor Dean Fortin was out of town 1 2 last week, said the city should accept the award as a challenge to create more vibrancy and culture in the downtown core. “The fact is, when You have a pile of We deliver 2 of our carts you talk to a lot of yard waste in a corner (=10 garbage cans) and young people, they’ll of your property tell you Victoria isn’t we fill them with your the most exciting your pile of yard waste place. We’ve seen a loss of a number of 3 4 live music venues in the last decade or so, and culturally, we cling to this outdated view we’re little England, when really we’re a We empty the carts, dynamic and multiculWith every pickup you tural city where I think deposit the contents to environmental and receive one 20-Litre the community compost, social values shape bag of composted soil and leave you one cart people’s identities a (three bags in total) for two more pickups lot more than sup-

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A group of middle-aged women posing naked for a calendar might not be what comes to mind when one thinks of a wildly successful pin-up shoot, but Calendar Girls at Langham Court Theatre is a play based on that very true story. Director Michael King says the show, running June 13 to 29, is a family friendly show that doesn’t contain nudity. “There is the scene where we do the calendar shoot, and in that scene the women on stage do not have their clothes on. But they are artfully concealed by a myriad of items,” he says. “The choreography of that scene was really hard … just making sure that from all angles of the audience the women aren’t exposed.” Calendar Girls tells the story of a group of friends from Yorkshire, England who produce a nude calendar as part of a fundraiser for a cancer ward at their area hospital. “The calendars they would do every year were photos of country churches and bridges – they never raised much money.

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Cast members of Langham Court Theatre’s production of Calendar Girls get into the spirit of the story, which sees women publish a nude calendar as a fundraiser for a cancer ward in their local hospital in Yorkshire, England. When they decided to do a nude calendar, these women – who are all in their late 40s to mid 70s – ended up raising ($900,000),” King says. Casting Victoria-based actors in a show in which there would be covered nudity was

easier than the director expected. “I’ve never had so many women show up for an audition knowing that they were going to be taking their clothes off on stage,” he says. “We had 50 women show up for the audi-

tions. We have nine women in the show playing 10 female characters, and six of them actually take their clothes off.” The Langham Court production is based on the 2003 film of the same name, starring Helen Mirren. King says he never got around to watching the movie, and once he was tasked with directing the local stage version, he consciously avoided the film. “I guess i just wanted to put my own slant on it, and we’ll see what happens,” he says. The show is being advertised “for mature audiences” but King stresses the nudity is all tastefully covered. “Calendar Girls should not make anyone uncomfortable. It’s a light, funny show with some very endearing themes in it. “We’re talking about the loss of life and the loss of partners, but we’re also talking about the goods that can come out of that. These friends went out and did something about it and turned it into such an amazingly good thing. It’s a very positive story.” Calendar Girls shows at 8 p.m. at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham Ct.) starting June 13. A pair of 2 p.m. matinees are scheduled for June 22 and 29. Tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for students and seniors. They are available, along with detailed schedule information, online at or by calling 250-384-2142.

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Rip Van Finn will keep you awake Rip Van Finn performs eclectic folk in Victoria this weekend, featuring a unique blend of guitar, fiddle, bagpipes, keyboards and African/South Indian-influenced percussion. Based in Vancouver, the quartet records original music and videos and makes the rounds in the Pacific Northwest. The band includes fourtime B.C. fiddle champion, Mike Sanyshyn; Newfoundland transplant and percussionist Curtis Andrews, who specializes in traditional rhythms of South India and Ghana; internationally accomplished bagpiper and keyboardist Joseph McDonald, who has piped at events around the world from Bella Bella to the Forbidden City in Beijing; and noted Vancouver session player


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Baroque era masterpiece performed Saturday A 17th-century work will echo through St. Andrew’s Cathedral, tomorrow (June 8) as the Victoria Philharmonic Choir performs Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610 .” Peter Butterfield conducts the choir, while authentic period accompaniment is provided by


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Dressed in a heavy collared shirt and tough jeans, Jeff Krieger exudes an air of formal ruggedness, like Indiana Jones at a press conference. Krieger sits in an overstuffed leather chair in his Metchosin home. The small Harris hawk on his knee is a juvenile male named Taruk and the larger one on his hand is a female named Easy. In his lap sits a Jack Russell terrier named Pixie. He has always had an affinity for wildlife. As a child growing up in Windsor, Ont., Krieger spent every possible moment out in the woods. Now he’s cared for “every animal under the sun,” including fruit bats, muskrats and “every kind of reptile possible.” His business, Alternative Wildlife Solutions, offers a humane option for dealing with wild animals that settle in attics, garages or anywhere else on a client’s property. Otters under floorboards and hawks in grocery stores are all part of a day’s work for Krieger, who started the business eight years ago with encouragement from Sara Dubois, the now B.C. SPCA manager of wildlife services, and former manager of Metchosin’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC). Dubois and Krieger, both volunteers at the centre, saw a niche for safe animal relocation and rehabilitation. “There were other people doing removal but no one was doing anything humane,” Krieger says. “They’d just trap them and then euthanize them.” Within a year parttime turned into fulltime, leading to a life as unique as the situations he deals with. “There’s no school you can go to to learn what I do,” he says. “I basically made up a career that I love.” That love shines through when he talks about the animals that share his home. Along with Pixie, Easy and Taruk, there is a peregrine falcon, a red-tailed hawk, an endangered Madagascar tree boa (the only one in North America) two cats and a 65-pound sulcata tortoise. The trio Krieger sits with on the chair add an element to his work that gives his business

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Jeff Krieger, with his dog, Pixie, and Easy, a female Harris hawk, solves animal problems for homeowners. a leg, or wing, up on the competition. While Pixie flushes out unwanted rabbits from school fields, Easy soars overhead waiting for a sign of movement and a reason to dive toward Earth. This aspect of Krieger’s job is the only one that steps outside his no-kill policy, but even in this he finds comfort in the fact that his birds are being fed, doing what they would naturally do in the wild. Along with running his business and caretaking at Wild ARC, Krieger uses the tree boa,

tortoise and peregrine falcon to educate the public, especially students, about the importance of caring for endangered and exotic species. Any minor wounds he suffers are nothing compared to the rewards. “It’s a lot of self satisfaction. It comes to seeing an animal come in and knowing it’s going to get a second chance.” To reach Alternative Wildlife Solutions, email awsvic@

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GARAGELLENNIUM XIV It’s the ultimate Garage Sale. It’s fun for everyone!

Saturday June 8th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Your stuff. Your place. Your profit. CENTRAL OAK BAY 1526 2144 2732 2026 2252 2511 2195 2440 2516 2414 2462 2695 2840 2507 2336 2121 2258 1633 2707 2099 2100 1639 1728 1781 1845 2208 2096 2020 2034 1345 1587 2263 2710 2151 2395 1229 1827 1815 1352 1360 2377 2054 1549

Beach Drive Brighton Avenue Burdick Avenue Chaucer Street Cranmore Road Cranmore Road Cubbon Drive Dalhousie Street Dalhousie Street Dryfe Street Eastdowne Road Eastdowne Road Eastdowne Road Epworth Street Estevan Avenue Fair Street Florence Street Foul Bay Road Foul Bay Road Granite Street Granite Street Hampshire Road Hampshire Road Hampshire Road Hampshire Road Kinross Avenue Meadow Place Milton Street Milton Street Monterey Avenue Monterey Avenue Musgrave Street Musgrave Street Neil Street Oak Bay Avenue Oliver Street St. Ann Street St. Anne Street St. Patrick Street St. Patrick Street Tod Road Townley Street Wilmot Place

VICTORIA 1003 1805

Chamberlain Street Fairfield Road

1602 Haultain Street 903 Lawndale Avenue

EAST CENTRAL OAK BAY 1606 2032 2455 2732 2601 2724 2742 2444 2785 2278 2346 2369 2595 2627 2737 2758 2346 2649 2705 2356 2559 1939 2350 2390 2563 2716

Beach Drive Beach Drive Beach Drive Bowker Avenue Burdick Avenue Burdick Avenue Cavendish Avenue Cranmore Road Dufferin Avenue Dunlevy Street Dunlevy Street Dunlevy Street Dunlevy Street Dunlevy Street Dunlevy Street Dunlevy Street Estevan Avenue Heron Street Heron Street Lincoln Road Lincoln Road Monteith Street Nottingham Road San Carlos Avenue Thompson Avenue Thompson Avenue

SOUTH EAST OAK BAY 736 820 853 957 2510 2639 722 750 786 880 977 885 2375 1052 1106 1107 1147

Byng Street Byng Street Byng Street Byng Street Central Avenue Currie Road Island Road Island Road Island Road Island Road Island Road Linkleas Avenue McNeill Avenue Newport Avenue Newport Avenue Newport Avenue Newport Avenue

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Celebrate World Ocean’s Day

Learn about the unique marine ecosystem hiding underneath the surface at Fisherman’s Wharf tomorrow (June 8). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the wharf will be a celebration venue for World Oceans Day, as scuba divers carefully pluck ocean life from the sea bed and bring it up for display. The event includes face painting and a scavenger hunt. The grand prize for the hunt includes a whale watching tour for four, a two-hour kayak tour, lunch for four from the Floating Fish Store, a $50 gift certificate from Barb’s Fish and Chips and other goodies. To learn more, search “Fisherman’s Wharf Ocean Day Celebration” on Facebook.

Two arrested for stealing dog

A young Saanich couple went to police for help last Sunday after finding their lost dog was up for sale on an online classified site. After having no luck checking with the SPCA or the animal pound, they found a classified ad online for the dog with an $800 price tag, along with photos of their dog, Bieber. Saanich police officers shadowed the owners, who met the suspect sellers in the parking lot of a supermarket. The would-be sellers, a 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both Saanich residents, were arrested for theft. Bieber was returned to his owners, and appeared to be in good health.

Wedding rings found in Saanich

Saanich police have two gold wedding bands discovered beneath a rock in Finnerty Cove. The rings were found by a man and his grandson behind the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health around 10 a.m. on June 1. Police are looking to return the rings to their rightful owner. Call Saanich police at 250475-4321 if you know who owns the rings.

Spring campaign underway The Victoria Hospitals Foundation has a healthy goal in its efforts to help fund a $1.4-million Gamma-CT scanner for Royal Jubilee Hospital. The foundation hopes to raise $375,000 toward its purchase, which would offer the hospital another key detection tool. “This leading-edge equipment combines two imaging technologies in one exam, which means patients receive a complete diagnosis sooner, and medical imaging waitlists are reduced for everyone,” said Alan Lowe, vice-chair of the foundation. The Gamma-CT scanner takes two scans at the same time, combining a nuclear medicine scan with a CT scan. This creates one high-resolution image that captures everything doctors need for a diagnosis in just one appointment, allowing patients to get treatment more quickly.

“To pinpoint a tumour or find the exact location of an infection or serious bone pain, a patient could previously go through two or more medical scans,” said radiologist Dr. Kevin Forkheim. “But now, the high-definition images taken with the Gamma-CT Scanner provide a real time picture of how disease is impacting a person’s body. This means we can offer treatments or surgeries that are as precise as possible. Many people will benefit significantly from this sophisticated equipment — it allows us to become better medical detectives.” Donations can be made by returning the letter residents receive at home, by contacting the Victoria Hospitals Foundation at 250-5191750 or going online to

Capital Regional District Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program

Notice of Public Consultations: Biosolids Siting

The Capital Regional District invites you to comment on potential biosolids energy centre siting at a public open house in your community. Come and learn more about the various components of the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program, biosolids digestion process, and the two biosolids sites being considered. The CALWMC would like to receive public input on the preferred site and the criteria that will be used to evaluate them. Plan to attend any of these public consultions and share your comments with us. Eight open houses have been scheduled throughout the Core Area: Esquimalt - Royal Canadian Esquimalt Legion 622 Admirals Road Monday, June 17, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Saanich - Greek Community Hall 4648 Elk Lake Drive Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Esquimalt - Royal Canadian Esquimalt Legion 622 Admirals Road Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Saanich/Juan de Fuca - Willis Point Community Hall 6933 Willis Point Road Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Victoria - Burnside Gorge Community Centre 471 Cecelia Road, Activity Centre Monday, June 24, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Oak Bay - Windsor Pavilion 2451 Windsor Road, Sports Room Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Westshore - Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 1767 Island Highway, Lookout Lounge Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 4 - 8 pm Victoria West - Da Vinci Centre 195 Bay Street, Upper Hall Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 5 - 8 pm For more information, please visit or call 250.360.3002.

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How to reach us

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Take me out to the ballgame Players for the region’s newest baseball team, the Victoria HarbourCats, warm up and stretch before batting practice at Royal Athletic Park this week. The HarbourCats opened their inaugural season Wednesday with a game against the Kelowna Falcons. They play the Falcons again tonight (June 7) at 7:05 p.m. Next week the HarbourCats host the Medford Rogues for three games, June 11, 12 and 13. See Don Denton/News staff

Breakers collect silver medal again Don Descoteau News staff

Losing the B.C. girls high school AAA soccer final 1-0 to perennial powerhouse Argyle Pipers was a bitter pill to swallow for the Oak Bay Breakers. Reflecting on her team’s performance this season and at last weekend’s provincial tournament in North Vancouver, however, Oak Bay co-captain Katie Hanson had nothing but admiration for her teammates. “I think this group is really special in the way everyone was able to commit entirely to the program and our main goal, which was to get to provincials,” the Grade 12 defender said. “I’m really proud of the way everyone competed and was committed.” As it was all season, the Breakers’ backline was a brick wall through the tournament, giving up just one goal in regulation or overtime. Grade 12s Hanson, Elise Butler and Jessie Collison – who played together since Grade 9 – and Grade 11 Sabine Boisvert drew the praise of coach Brent Garraway for their work ethic and leadership. “We make (the program) about way more than just the soccer. A big part of it is them maturing and growing up and learning life lessons,” he said. Tournament host Argyle Pipers scored around the 30-minute mark in the final, then went into shutdown mode. The Breakers had several scoring opportunities in the second half, including a two-on-none that saw Meghan Kivell’s attempted pass to a teammate intercepted by Pipers’ goalkeeper, Austin Studor, who was named tournament most valuable player. “We were in their end quite a bit and there were a lot of good chances,” Hanson said. “Their goalie just stood on her head.” It was the first time Oak Bay had reached the B.C. championship match since 2009, when the Breakers lost to North Van’s powerhouse, Handsworth. It was Oak Bay’s fourth silver medal in the past 10 years, during which the team has finished fourth or better five times. Butler and up-and-coming Grade 9 player Holly Goodacre scored in the Breakers’ 2-0 semifinal win over Kitsilano.

School is in session at PISE Sports school trains students with eye on elite competition Travis Paterson News staff

Mornings at school are a little different for Ben Goertzen than they are for his classmates at Pacific Christian School. That’s because the Grade 10 student doesn’t roll into PCS until around 10 a.m. For four of the five school days in a week, Goertzen joins 12 other Greater Victoria students to train at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence in the Canadian Sports School program. The time spent at PISE is credited towards their high school educations. Weightlifting, gymnastics and wind sprints dominate the classes, run by Olympic weightlifter Jeane Lassen. “I’ve seen major improvements in a lot of my life, not just (weightlifting),” said Goertzen, who plays second base for the Victoria Eagles of the B.C. Premier Baseball League. “On the diamond I’m faster and just feel all around stronger. Hopefully I can enroll again next year.” The program is open to elite-minded athletes from all disciplines and runs from September to June. Getting in is a process. Athletes submit a letter of intent and references from coaches before getting interviewed. The program is capped at 25 students, 13 in the morning and 12 in the afternoon, from Grades 10 to 12. “It’s for future Olympians

and international athletes, hopefully,” said Lassen, the class instructor. “Or any athletes who is highly dedicated.” Lassen represented Canada at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and was in London in 2012 but was injured. Instead, she assisted coaching staff helping teammate Christine Girard win bronze. She relocated to Victoria last year to run the program at PISE, which also trains members of the Boardworks diving club. “It’s a lot of technical coaching with weights but there’s also a classroom component,” Lassen said. “Guest speakers, including many Olympians, routinely talk to the students about sports psychology, nutrition and dedication.” Gymnastics and sprints are each once a week while weights are a main focus. “The reason we do weights is because we find the kids don’t have the core strength (at the higher percentiles). It’s also very technical. They do a lot without the weight to build the memory of doing it correctly. Later they can continue to add weight,” Lassen said. What’s remarkable is how well the training transfers to various sports. Grade 10 swimmers Sarah Mabee-Hall and Maddie Powell of Claremont secondary attend. So do Grade 12 Claremont rower Ali Zwicker and Grade 12 Spectrum community school rower Katie Griffin. “It’s not just in the amount of power I put out (while rowing), but the strength also helps with balancing the fine movements that are so important with rowing,” Zwicker said. Same goes for Mabee-Hall, a national level swimmer at just

Ben Goertzen, who plays for the Victoria Eagles, says he’s seen improvements to his throwing and hitting since starting with the Canadian Sports School. Travis Paterson/News staff

15 years old. Mabee-Hall qualified for the senior national swimming championships in July, hitting the standard for the 1,500metre. But she has yet to specialize on a particular distance for competition and feels the difference in all areas of swimming, short and long course, she said. “A high-speed tennis serve has been measured as the

equivalent force used in a 75-kilogram jerk (in weightlifting)” Lassen said. “Often people are concerned about young athletes weightlifting but done properly it’s low risk and highly beneficial. “The techniques of lifting are good life skills to have, whether you’re lifting furniture or getting back up from a tackle during a game.”

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2020 MILTON St- Multi-family many items as well as bedding plants. Sat, June 8, 9-3pm.

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LANGFORD ESTATE AND GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 8, 10am-4pm. No Early Birds! 3185 Glen Lake Rd. MID ISLAND AUTOMOTIVE

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OAK BAY - Friday, June 7, 2013  Page 22NEWSweek beginning June 6, 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 June 6 - 12 edition of Real Estate Victoria

2659 Capital Hts, 419,000

2700 Herbate, $1,095,000

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

3165 Irma St, $466,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ted Tyrrell, 250-477-7291

201-670 Dallas Rd, $519,900 pg. 10

645 Raynor St, $589,900

pg. 10

3-9 Moss, $639,000

pg. 11

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas) Saturday - Monday noon - 5 pm Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

pg. 1

207-1545 Pandora, $125,000 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 6

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

pg. 8

1121 Kings Rd, $625,000 Sunday 12-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 9

305-409 Swift, $329,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

pg. 3

903 Collinson, $555,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250 661-4476 6036901

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper, 250-686-6325 pg. 11

pg. 3

3-344 Irving, $489,000 Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

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

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Scott Vannan, 250 818-3796

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

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

pg. 12

pg. 12

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

pg. 9

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Geoff Field, 250-477-7291

pg. 10

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

pg. 6

pg. 7

pg. 9

Saturday 12-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Marvin Diercks, 250-217-2283

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

pg. 12

pg. 9

901-250 Douglas

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shelley Mann, 250-744-3301

pg. 12

pg. 10

pg. 13

pg. 12

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

1620 Mortimer St, $489,000 pg. 5

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

pg. 7

pg. 3

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

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

pg. 25

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

pg. 18

8735 Pender Park Dr, $725,000 Saturday 1-3 Sparling Real Estate Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

pg. 18

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

pg. 8

1690 Texada, $1,099,000 pg. 14

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

pg. 27

101-2286 Henry, $229,900 pg. 9

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

pg. 16

102-2360 James White Blvd. pg. 27

Saturday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

pg. 7

202-2373 Henry, $259,000

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-588-8839

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

103-3915 Carey Rd, $308,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

pg. 16

1361 Hillgrove Rd, $599,900 Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

2269 Frost Ave, $489,000 pg. 13

pg. 14

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

56-7583 Central Saanich, $119,900 Saturday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

pg. 1

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

pg. 9

pg. 16

pg. 10

pg. 18

pg. 14

Sunday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 18

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

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Henry Van Der Vlugt, 250-477-7291

pg. 18

2230 Cooperage, $569,900 pg. 9

Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Kevin Wensley, 250-388-5882

pg. 2

9615 Epco, $414,900

6906 Winnifred, $539,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 15

1145B Verdier, $528,000

46-2600 Ferguson, $319,000

1234 Garry Oak, $749,900

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

959 Peggy Anne Cres, $523,900

2428 Mt St Michael, $549,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

Sunday 3-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Niels Madsen, 250-744-3301

302-9945 Fifth St, $299,900

9776 Fourth St. Tuesday-Saturday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250-516-1202

pg. 16

8930 Tumbo Pl, $1,075,000 pg. 18

2172 Amherst, $479,000

Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

pg. 16

Sunday 2-4 Sparling Real Estate Don Sparling, 250-656-5511

pg. 15

1143 Clarke Rd, $421,900

pg. 9

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

212-3915 Carey Rd, $309,900

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

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

pg. 15

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-655-0131

8410 Alec Rd, $789,000 pg. 9

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

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

662 Goldstream Ave, $249,900

79-2070 Amelia Ave, $298,500

2945 Colquitz, $419,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

210-663 Goldstream Ave, $239,900

9706 Fifth St, $584,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-477-1100

333 Davida, $459,900 pg. 27

pg. 27

101-3915 Carey Rd, $329,900

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

pg. 14

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

pg. 5

304-1959 Polo Park, $279,900

535 Carnation

117-900 Tolmie, $229,900

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

1701 Jefferson, $424,888

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

pg. 13

4105 Torquay, $539,888

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

4634 Amblewood, $899,000

4-118 Aldersmith Pl, $443,500 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Chudyk, 250-477-5353

pg. 25

Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

2867 Murray, $589,888

4020 Rainbow Hill, $799,000

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

4979 Georgia Park Terr., $1,295,000

204 Nia Lane

1105-620 Toronto, $339,000

pg. 27

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty John Monkhouse, 250-592-4422

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

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

1686 Kenmore Rd

12-1519 Cooper Rd, $184,900 pg. 5

pg. 9

pg. 10

5313 Sunter’s Track, $795,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Karin Barlow, 250-385-2033

3721 Saanich Rd., $485,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 13

1581 Mileva Lne, $1,195,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

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

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

pg. 5

1661 Freeman, $459,000

103-101 Nursery Hill Dr, $319,000

402-1241 Fairfield Rd, $278,500

Saturday 11-1 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

6-278 Island Hwy, $309,900

pg. 11

pg. 11

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

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

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

1632 Richardson St.

pg. 5

304-1618 North Dairy, $328,800

275 Plowright, $699,000

402-2757 Quadra, $184,900

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-477-1100

4012 Bow Rd., $779,000

407-1450 Beach, $479,000

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

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

pg. 16

9600 Barnes, $389,000 pg. 15

3926 Anton St, $449,900

4096 Dawnview, $589,000

310-1005 McKenzie Ave, $249,000

3476 Plymouth, $965,000 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 27

3316 Quadra St, $287,900

23-1344 Beach Dr, $235,000

pg. 14

4030/4040 Borden St

104-1561 Stockton, $274,000

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

303-535 Heatherdale

982 Mckenzie, $299,900 Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

pg. 13

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

2E-9851 Second St, $739,000

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

101-4394 West Saanich, $349,900

4041 Braefoot, $989,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Chudyk, 250-477-5353

Saturday 3-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Niels Madsen, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 13

pg. 15

206-150 Gorge Rd W, $267,900

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

1690 Kenmore Ave, $589,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 250 592-4422

305-837 Selkirk

4-118 Aldersmith Pl, $443,500

1767 Carrick St, $469,800

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Newport Realty Geoff Martinson, 250-385-2033

pg. 13

10397 Allbay, $929,000

3972 South Valley

3505 Richmond Rd, $599,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

730 Rockheights, $619,900

104-620 Toronto

pg. 11

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

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


376 Kinver St., $409,900

50 Howe

604-420 Linden, $379,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Paul Holland, 250-592-4422

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

304-1020 Esquimalt, $229,000

402-2340 Oak Bay, $269,900 pg. 10

pg. 16

3338 Wordsworth, $555,000

110 Beach Dr., $769,900 pg. 11

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $399,900

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 12

pg. 10

2-920 Caledonia, $419,900 Saturday 1:30-3:30 Fair Realty Ltd. Sean Thomas, 250 896-5478

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

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

Saturday 12-2 & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

306-120 Douglas, $400,000 Saturday 1-3 & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

909 Dale St, $349,000

pg. 6

3161 Alder St, $535,000 Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Ltd. Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

176 Cadillac Ave., $399,000

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

2-3966 Cedar Hill Cross, $324,800

230 Stormont

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Rusen, 250-384-8124

1429 Bay St, $386,000

Wednesday 2-4 & Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

pg. 21

1787 Bay St, $439,000

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mike Vanderkruyk, 250-588-1979

pg. 27

9-3981 Nelthorpe, $325,000

Saturday 2-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Daniel Weiss 250 383-1500

pg. 15

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484

294 Hatley Lane, $769,800 Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

pg. 23

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - OAK


This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday

593 Latoria Rd, $294,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

838 Pears Rd., $459,900 pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

399 Step Moss Cl, $699,000 pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 1:30-3:30 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484

pg. 19

855 Hackamore, $797,911 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 20

pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Laidlaw, 250-474-4800

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

pg. 2

pg. 20

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

pg. 19

3445 Blue Sky Pl., $385,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

pg. 19

pg. 20

pg. 19

pg. 8

6999 Brailsford, $580,000 pg. 19

Saturday 12-2 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

pg. 25

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-592-4422

527 Bickford Way, $529,000

1227 Clearwater Pl, $499,900 pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

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

883 Wild Ridge Way

1015 Braeburn Ave.

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

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

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

618 Parkway, $459,000

2987 Dornier Rd.

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

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

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

1032 Limestone Lane, $609,900

207-2732 Matson Rd, $349,900 Wednesday-Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600

3582 Pechanga, $429,000

3547 Desmond, $568,500

40A Florence Lake, $49,700 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

2006 Hannington Rd, $649,900

991 Acadian Rd., $419,900 Saturday 12-1 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

Saturday 11-1 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

3689 Ridge Pond, $549,900

730 Claudette, $587,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

970 Haslam Ave., $474,900

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the June 6-12 edition of

410 Coralee Pl., $629,900

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

735 Windover, $649,900 1060 Ferncliffe Pl, $898,000


pg. 8

pg. 19

633 Pine Ridge Dr, $399,500 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacqueline Baker, 250-384-8124

500 Corfield, $332,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Nanaimo John Cooper, 1-866-956-6228 pg. 19



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Organic Raspberries Grown in California 6oz./170g Pack

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299 Each

On Sale



Per 100g

Island Farms



Country Cream, Denali or No Sugar Added Dessert Selected 1.65L

No Fat or Plain 650g or Krema Greek Style 500g Selected

Cheddar or Mozzarella or Extra Aged White 500–700g

Premium Ice Cream



Excludes Krema 0%

On Sale



On Sale



Specials in Effect until Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

On Sale




Oak Bay News, June 07, 2013  

June 07, 2013 edition of the Oak Bay News