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The former roommate of a Vic High school teacher 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 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. PlEASE SEE: Roommate went to police, Page A4

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Rick Boomer, director or community and care with the Saanich Baptist Church, shows off the rich soil in one of 10 garden boxes built last Saturday by volunteers at an affordable housing complex on Wilkinson Road. A collaboration of Baptists, Mennonites and Home Depot store volunteers built the large community garden over a single day.

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In a furious outpouring of energy, dozens of volunteers descended on a low-income complex on Wilkinson Road last

Saturday, and built an expansive 10-box community garden, all in less than half a day. The well organized workparty cleared a patch of lawn and blackberry bushes, hauled earth and hammered boxes and fence posts for a project a few years in the making. “The veggies and fruit just need to be planted. It is ready to go,” declared Rick Boomer, director of community and care for the Saanich Baptist Church. “We

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effort called “serving the city.” “All the other projects were three hours. We were here until 5:30 p.m. on a hot day,” Boomer said. “I have to give credit to the volunteers from Saanich (Baptist) and Home Depot and this community. It was a huge undertaking to remove blackberry bushes and move soil in the heat of Saturday.” PlEASE SEE: Support for gardens, Page A4


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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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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 com-

puter 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 contact police sooner about the stalking, Bogue told the court that he had threatened to, 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-AGeek computer services, also testified in court Wednesday

that Canacari contacted his company, asking to remove “illegal material or incriminating material” from his computer. Gillan 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.” Canacari has been on unpaid medical leave from the Greater Victoria School District since June 2010, and he no longer holds a teaching certificate. The trial against Canacari is expected to last through the end of this week.

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Pamela Mae, the manager of Churchill Estates, said she’d been dreaming of building a community garden for more than a year, recognizing that many of the tenants struggle to afford high-quality fresh vegetables and fruit. She admits getting all residents on board “was a tough nut to crack.” “People were worried kids would lose play space,” she said. “But when they saw what was being built, they said ‘It’s incredible. I want in.’ Now that there is a visual, people are excited about it. “Ultimately I envision this to be much more than a community garden. This will bring people together. I’d like to see this continue on as a harvest and a meal together.”

Kathleen Busch, a former pastor with the Mennonite church and who works for Woodwynn Farms, was instrumental in drawing in the Baptist volunteers and finding grants from Home Depot ($2,500), the Mennonite City on a Hill Church ($2,500) and private donations. Allowing residents to grow their own food just made sense, she said. “The rising cost of food and the recession has hit a lot of people hard,” she said. “I thought it was a great idea to build a community garden for nutritional affordable food.” Despite her organizational efforts, Busch wasn’t able to help build the garden – she was overseeing 60 volunteers sent by the Saanich Baptists to Woodwynn Farm. Boomer noted that Home Depot was eager to step up in

both gift cards and manpower. “Home Depot asked: ‘What can we do to help? We want to be involved,’” Boomer said. “They don’t sell these (garden boxes), so they had guys in their workshop at night cutting and building boxes for us.” The Baptist volunteers and the housing complex are already contemplating building another set of gardens next year. “If our tenants are interested in growing their own food, we are going to try to make that happen,” Lorne Epp, executive director of More than a Roof, a Mennonite organization. “Community gardens have been a valuable tenant relations activity – getting people outside and together growing food and enjoying the outcomes together.”

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A summer tradition is being rekindled in the school music community in Greater Victoria. For 20 years or so, band teachers Colin Campbell, John Fawcett and Tom White set aside time on their summer break to teach students keen on building musical skills and doing something fun over the summer holidays. The three are now retired and the full summer band program fell dormant. Until now. Jeff Weaver, Campbell’s replacement at Oak Bay High, and Marianne Ing, who added the band program to her repertoire at Central middle school when Weaver left, are among a group of 10 music educators who hope to stem the loss of young musicians from high school bands by offering something extra. The group has revamped the band camp idea and beefed up the offerings for a summer band program being held at St. Michaels University School from July 8 to 19. The summer sessions, aimed at middle and high school students, include jazz band, concert band, and new features, jazz combos and non-jazz chamber music. “There’s something offered for everyone,” Weaver says.

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Artist Denys Cook will be displaying a sample of his work at the Arts Center at Cedar Hill next week, returning to the forum he once taught up-andcoming painters. Cook, 93, a wildlife artist who rose to prominence in Canada in the 1970s and ‘80s, will show 15 or 20 of his favourite acrylic and water colour wildlife and nature paintings, and a few rarely seen British scraperboard pieces, a technique of scratching away India ink painted over white porcelain. The show runs June 12 to 17 in the cafe gallery of the Cedar Hill arts centre. Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria board member Sheila Blake said the galleries are booked solid, but she invited Cook to show his work, thanks to a last minute cancellation. “It’s very hard. You have to book months ahead,” she said. “There are so many artists in Victoria. We have 500 in the community arts council alone.” Cook taught painting at the centre about 12 years ago. He stopped painting this year after his eyesight started failing to a point he couldn’t see detail. He uses a magnifying device to sketch. Cook, who survived five years as a prisoner in a German camp in the Second World War, had a successful career as a high-ranking Alberta civil servant, and then a long and lucrative career as a professional artist, hasn’t displayed his work in a gallery in decades. By his own count, he has 900 paintings in storage, and a few dozen in his apartment at the Victorian McKenzie seniors home in Saanich. “I’m enjoying showing my work again,” he said. “I’m limited to what I can do now.” For more on the Art Centre at Cedar Hill, see parkrec/recreation/ arts. •• A7 A7

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Esquimalt teen on the View Royal side of the bridge. Two other men in the area fled. A Victoria police canine unit located an 18-year-old Esquimalt man nearby. Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says investigators are looking to lay charges of mischief against the 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, who has yet to be located. The 14-year-old was not charged.


Craigflower bridge worksite vandalized

Two young men were tracked by police dogs and arrested early Sunday morning after glass windows were broken on an excavator and portable building at the Craigflower Bridge construction site. An area resident called police around 2 a.m. after hearing loud male voices and the sound of glass shattering. Saanich police officers set up a containment and a canine unit located a 14-year-old

Saanich teen arrested at Oak Bay Tea Party

A 17-year-old Saanich male accused of assaulting two others and stealing an iPhone outside the Oak Bay Tea Party grounds last Saturday is facing charges of robbery. At 9:30 p.m police investi-

gated a complaint from two 18-year-old men who reported being approached by another teen, who assaulted them and took the phone in the scuffle. One of the teens was taken to hospital for treatment, though no injuries were considered serious. Police officers caught up with the suspect 15 minutes after arriving on scene and arrested him. Police are recommending a charge of robbery.

High school grads receive gift from Transit B.C. Transit is offering a gift to graduating high school students. GradPASS will be given to the class of 2013 and offers two days of free, unlimited

travel on B.C. Transit during the month of June.

New superintendent for Saanich School District

The Saanich board of education has appointed a new superintendent, who took on the role immediately while the former administrative head departs to work with

the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. Nancy Macdonald, assistant superintendent of SD 63 for the past seven years, replaces Keven Elder, who was at the helm as superintendent for the same period of time. Macdonald has worked as a teacher and school principal on the Gulf Islands and continues to live on Salt Spring Island.


2012 ANNUAL REPORT The Municipal Council of the District of Saanich will consider the annual report at a Committee of the Whole meeting to be held Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and to present submissions or ask questions with respect to the report. Copies of the 2012 Annual Report are available for inspection at the Legislative Division, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue and on our website at Copies of the report will also be available at the meeting. For further information please call the Legislative Division at 250-475-1775, or e-mail us at

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Cadboro-Gyro Park Saanich Parks will be holding an Open House to receive feedback on Cadboro-Gyro Park Concept Plans.

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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 Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


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, the abysmal locally grown food. David Suzuki concluded 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.

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LETTERS Mayor Leonard vs. Victoria police Re: VicPD accepts challenge (Guest column, May 31) Unfortunately in setting Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard straight on Victoria’s response to calls such as noisy parties, John Ducker supports the fallacy that funding is not in balance because Victoria has the troubled downtown activity that suburbs do not. But Victoria gets revenue from the properties and businesses that peddle booze to all comers. Why isn’t Victoria using those funds for the extra policing needed?  By the way, Frank Leonard is also wrong on Victoria’s closing of neighbourhood police offices. I checked that the police office in the Esquimalt firehall is still open and staffed weekdays – live interacting people were there when I checked. Perhaps Leonard listened to Esquimalt politicians who cannot see the half block from City Hall to that police office, even with those quite visible Victoria police vehicles sometimes there.  The big question is why voters elect stumbling politicians like Desjardins, Fortin, and Leonard, who are unwilling to perform their duty. The reason for government is protection of the individual. Police are the front line of that protection within country borders.

In digging into the bunfight, as you should, consider the possibility that many mayors and councils want power themselves instead of co-operation. On several subjects Frank Leonard seems to be pandering to those who almost defeated him in the last election. Puzzling. Keith Sketchley Saanich

City doesn’t need more cycle lanes Re: Spin City (News, May 31) 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 the Greater Victoria area. Today, much of what I learned through experience can be taught through a course or reading, in a short time. One learns about

proper equipment, dress and road behaviour. When I compare cyclists with car and motorcycle drivers, both must learn to share the road safely. Car drivers and motorcyclists have to pass a test. The ignorant aren’t given a special lane to compensate for their ignorance. It’s time to stop the whining and make education more easily obtainable. Schools could stop wasting PE time on activities that have no adult carry-over and install bike courses instead. Safe cycling could be funded as an adult education  offering.  It’s true that there are a few changes to the road structure, etc., which might help, but just painting more bike lanes is not one.  Robert McInnes Victoria

Giving voice to the 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

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Heavy metal gets academic treatment at UVic Two day symposium explores heavy metal and religion Natalie North News staff

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, as he crosses campus en route to Mystic Vale, where the University of Victoria Students’ 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 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 and Heavy Metal, a two-day symposium culminating in an all-ages metal show at UVic is an opportunity for Scimitar and a full bill of bands and

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Heavy metal group Scimitar frontman (at front) Angus Lennox, and heavy metal event organizer Casey Lazar, left, with Scimitar’s George Anstey and Clayton Basi in the forest at Mystic Vale are ready for their upcoming show at the University of Victoria.

to octogenarians. “We try to act as professionally as possible, because there is a big stereotype of heavy metal bringing out delinquents,” Scimitar’s George Anstey said. For Lazar, the stigma attached to metal stretches 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 – a 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 attendYOU HAVE MORE OPTIONS ees will be welcomed. THAN JUST YOUR BANK “I think people are COME SEE WHAT A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL going to be surprised. CAN DO FOR YOU. RISK-FREE ASSESSMENT! It’d be great if people who think they don’t 5 YR FIXED HOME EQUITY LOC care about metal, if 2.79% PRIME + .50% they’d show up.” Deenu Patel nnorth@saanichnews. MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL com a 15-year run producing UVic station CFUV’s metal show, “Riot in the Dungeons” (formerly known as “The Disciples of Dr. Demento”) – 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 owner of mostly leather pants, can attest. While the majority of the club’s roughly 400 members are students, fans of the music spotted at local shows range in age from the single-digit crowd

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Giant garage sale behind Tweed Curtain Saturday Oak Bay resident Marya Nijland used last year’s Garagellennium event to raise money to help relocate a refugee Palestinian family to Canada. Her garage sale raised more than $1,000. “I saw it in the paper, Garagellennium, and I thought

that sounds like a good idea,” Nijland said. “It was a big success. You wouldn’t believe it.” The family had been living in a refugee camp in al-Hol, Syria for six years. A group of church members in Oak Bay came together to raise the needed funds, and Nijland, as she often does, had been helping out with the effort.


– “I could call myself the ‘garage lady,’” – Nijland has tips for others hoping to use their Garagellennium sale to raise money for a cause. Organization is essential for making a garage sale open and inviting to customers. The easier the shopping for the customer, the more likely they are to buy something, Nijland said. So putting the books together with the spines easily visible is a good idea, as is spreading out tools for sale on a tarp. “You pile things in categories. Knick-knacks with knick-knacks,” Nijland said. “It’s important to sort things out.”

Providing information about your cause also helps customers know what their money will go toward – and perhaps entice them to spend a little more. Pamphlets or an informational poster are two ideas. If you have volunteers, make sure they are well fed, protected from sun and rain and have the chance to take a break about every two hours or so, Nijland said. Items that don’t sell can be donated or taken to second-hand stores, such as Value Village. Check out oakbaygaragesale. com for a map to garage sale participants.

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Oak Bay resident Marya Nijland raised more than $1,000 at last year’s Garagellennium to go toward resettling a refugee Palestinian family in Canada. She has many tips on how to hold a successful garage sale.

With donated items from other people involved in the fundraising and a team of volunteers ready to help with the sale, Nijland raised the money in one day, selling everything from books to records to art to household items. The money from the garage sale was combined with money from multiple fundraisers, to make up the thousands of dollars needed to give the family a fresh start in Canada. Nijland is reluctant to reveal details about the family, but said they have been relocated and are doing well. Oak Bay’s Garagellennium takes place Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer organizer Graham Lamb said the event typically sees 150 to 200 people sign up for sales and draws in shoppers from across Greater Victoria. Lamb said many people choose to hold fundraiser garage sales during the event. Because it’s free to register and is a high-profile event, it’s a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause. “A lot of people do have sales and they give back to the community or various groups in some ways,” said Lamb. “I encourage people to give back.” From her experience last year, and at many other garage sales

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After 25 albums and multiple Juno Award nominations, renowned tenor John McDermott is taking to the road again to celebrate his 20 years of singing professionally full-time. Tickets for his Nov. 3 performance at the McPherson Playhouse ($47.50 plus fees) go on sale Monday, June 10. Visit or call 250-386-6121.

Make a date with these brave thespians Calendar Girls a tasteful rendition of popular story, director says Kyle Slavin News staff

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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Highlands to house contaminated soil Rural district resumes role as dumping ground for city Charla Huber News staff

Contaminated sediment from the Esquimalt Graving Dock waterlot will soon be laid to rest at Highwest Landfill in Highlands. The sediment is being removed from the graving dock, on the north shore of Esquimalt Harbour, as part of a remediation project to bring the area back up to federal and provincial standards. “Historical ship repair activities at the facility were ongoing before current environmental standards were in place, and have resulted in contamination of the seabed around the facility,” David Latoski, interim director of EGD, wrote in a letter to Highlands council. During the project, about 150,000 cubic metres of contaminated sediment will be removed. The sediment will be removed from EGD and taken on barges to a private facility on David Street. From there it will be trucked to Highlands. The Millstream Road landfill is operated by Tervita and will start collecting the waste June 17. Highwest Landfill is licensed and regulated by the provincial government. “I really felt this would be alarming to the community,” said Highlands Mayor Jane Mendum explaining her reaction to the news. “Almost the whole community is dependant on groundwater.” Highlands finished a multiyear groundwater study this year, which included researching local aquifers, quality and quantity of groundwater and learning how to protect it. Representatives from Public Works Canada and Tervita gave a two hour presentation to a full

house at the June 3 Highlands council meeting. Cells where the contaminants will be held will be triple-lined to ensure no leaching into the earth, the representatives said. Residents are also concerned about transportation of the sediment to the landfill, and the precautions taken while it’s trucked in, said Mendum. Both Tervita and Public Works and Government Services Canada were unable for comment by the News deadline. This is not the first time Highlands has been the destination for contaminants. Millstream Meadows, located on Millstream Road 200 metres from Highwest Landfill, was used by municipalities across Greater Vic-

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It’s been two years Sooke has hosted a bluegrass festival and there are many fans who have missed the mid-June event. The hiatus is over. “We’re on!,” exclaims Larry Statland, a bluegrass festival director. For 11 years, the banjos and fiddles, guitars and bass were heard through the valley as bands struck up a chord and let ‘er rip. Some of the best bluegrass pickers and strummers journeyed out to Sooke to start off the season of bluegrass festivals. But, for the past two years, the fiddles were silent at the Sooke Flats and people missed it, Statland said. This year, the festival, which takes place June 14 to 16, will have a new feature — square dancing. “We’re going to have a Saturday night square dance under the tent,” said Statland. “A real live square dancer with a caller and a band. The caller promises to be gentle with the newbies, so don’t be scared.” Statland mentioned that this used to be the way guys met girls, and it still works. The organizers are trying to round up a huge circus tent, ideal for the dance. There is a resurgence of square dancing in Victoria and it is mostly young people who are dosey-doeing, allemande letting and rolling away with a half sashay. “The more people there, the better it is. Square dance has a rural base and it kind of disappeared and it’s interesting how young people go back to it,” Statland said He said a lot of older folks remember square dancing and it would be great to have both groups there at the same time. “There’s not very many events where young and old can participate — I’d like to see that.” The festival, along with the main stage performances, will have a number of workshops for musicians, as well as what Statland calls the best part – jamming around the campsite. “Most music festivals are meant for people to listen, but here you go and play music with other people, the main stage is secondary,” he said.

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Daniel Lapp is one of eight performers at the revived Sooke River Bluegrass Music Festival from June 14 to 16. “The best music you’re going to hear is in the campsites and everyone can stand by and listen.” All of the bands performing are from Vancouver Island and include such notables as Daniel Lapp, The Sweet Lowdown, Clover Point Drifters, Maple Mountain Boys, Moonshiners, Riverside Bluegrass Band, Eric Day and Friends, Riverside Trio and the Hub City Rambler Duo. Instrument workshops including the fiddle, banjo, guitar, dobro and mandolin, and the big top square dance on Saturday night. More information on the festival, the entertainers, tickets and schedule is available on the Sooke River Bluegrass Music Festival website at The festival is at the Sooke River campgrounds off Phillips Road. Tickets available at the Royal McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121. Ticket prices do not include camping fees (which will vary according to a camper requirements).

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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

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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.” A18 •

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ESQUIMALT, MAIN floor Character suite, N/S, cat ok, $800 incls utils. (250)385-2846

Call: 1-250-616-9053 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

WANTED TO RENT WANTED: QUIET accommodation, can you help? Reliable, mature couple living with noise night/day would love to rent a quiet private cottage or suite, 1 or 2 bedrooms, unfurnished. Excellent local references. Gardening, maintenance, caretaking experience. N/S, N/P. 778-679-2044.


FOR SALE by owner- Beach Drive Chemainus- Creekside 1100 sq ft main, open plan kitchen/dining. Oak floors, living room, 2 bdrms up, 2 down 1.5 baths. Finished basement, detached dbl garage. Walk to schools, beach & park. Shopping close by. $304,900. Call 250-246-9370 after 6 PM. JUST BUILT family home in downtown Langford, 10 year warranty, across park, 3 bed, 3 bath, family room, potential suite, garage, 2200 sq.ft. $459,900. Call 250-216-4415.

WATER VIEW FROM EVERY WINDOW; Must see 2 year old Westhills home in pristine condition. 2261 sq’ 4 bdrm, 4 baths incl. custom master ensuite with 6’ whirlpool tub. Legal 1 bdrm. suite with sep. entrance incl. W/D; Many extras. everything still under warranty. OPEN HOUSE Friday. Sat & Sunday 12.30 - 4pm for more 778-433-1767 or go to ID#192352------ 3042 Waterview Close


ROYAL OAK/GLANFORD w/ 2 bdrm suite. Located on quiet cul-de-sac, 2,200 sq.ft., 3 bedrooms up & 2 down, 7,000 sq.ft. lot. 546 Leaside Ave. Call 250-595-8278.

GORDON HEAD- (4062 Feltham Pl) 3 bdrm Rancher, w/appls, F/P, garage. Close to Uvic, Shelbourne. $519,000. Move-in now, Motivated seller. MLS #321255. 250-514-3286.

OPEN HOUSE- Sunday June 9th, 2-4pm. 1246 Hastings. Wonderful no-step rancher in desirable Strawberry Vale, with 3 bdrm, 2 baths, double car garage and main floor family room for only $499,900. Laura McCollom, Remax (250)588-8448.




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.

APARTMENT/CONDO SAANICH, STUDIO Apt, laundry, cable, heat, hydro, $600. 250-748-1310, 250-220-0107. SIDNEY 1-bdrm, grnd floor corner. Laundry room, prkg. N/S. $820./mo (250)812-4154 SIDNEY. PATIO condo 45+, 1100 sq.ft. Upgraded 2-bdrm, 2 bath. N/P. Heat, H/W, locker, parking. $1350.(250)654-0230


Jenner Chevrolet Corvette Buick GMC is able to offer an exciting career move for only the best Service Sales Consultant to join this dynamic winning team. With leading sales and service performances and a reputation for outstanding customer contact, the successful candidate will need to be self-driven in their desire to provide industry leading customer service. What we are looking for: • Exceptional customer focused, problem solving, and analytical abilities along with a high level of motivation and energy. • Previous experience in the Automotive Dealership environment an asset. • Ongoing commitment to professional training & development. This is a rare career opportunity to join this well-established and progressive family Dealership. If your time has come, you have drive, ability and the desire to be an important and key part of this well rewarded team, please forward us your resume along with current drivers abstract to attention: Mike Gray – Service Manager Email: Fax: 250-478-6841

Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION 33’ RV Trailer at Winter Harbour. The Best Fishing on Vancouver Island! (Aug 1 (Long weekend available). Moorage, fuel, launch, store on site. 1(250)954-5272.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION GOLDSTREAM AREA: 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray 778-433-1233. VICTORIA HOUSING. $475$850, suits students, disability. Rent negotible. 778-977-8288.

SUITES, LOWER LANGFORD: 2-BDRM, in suite laundry, parking, lots of closets. NS/NP. $1100. heat & lights incld. (250)686-4445.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$ MARINE BOATS

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.


$$$$ BOATS WANTED $$$$ ALSO OUTBOARDS AND TRAILERS. CASH BUYER. $$$$$ 250-544-2628 $$$$$ TOTAL PACKAGE now! 39’ Tradewinds Asp Cabin Crusier, twin Cummins diesels, enclosed sundeck & bridge, 2 heads sleeps 4-6. Very well maintained, boat house kept in North Saanich Marina. Asking $116,000. 50’ x 25’ enclosed boathouse available as part of complete cruising and moorage package. Ready to go! Call (250)361-7343.

2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltd. Gold, with tan leather. New Michelin, new brakes, service records avail. 193,000 km.$5500. Rob (250)517-0885





1999 24’ Glendale Royal Expedition Classic Ford Econoline 350 Super duty Motorhome. V10, 125km. Please phone 250-655-4840. Located in Sidney.

Garage Sales


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. NEAR COOK St. village, new 2 bdrm 5 apls prvt fenced yard small pet ok $1400 N/S. Refs. Avail. June 1. 250-383-8800 SIDNEY 2 Bdrm main. Hrdwd flrs, garage, laundry, deck. Cat OK. N/S. $1300 250-812-4154


UVIC/CAMOSUN2 bdrm, priv ent, shower only NS/NP. $900. Sept 1. (250)477-6652.



DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

CARS 1989 CADILLAC Seville STSall bells & whistles, pearl white w/tan leather upholstery, 150,000 km. 2nd owner, all records, immaculate condition. 250-658-1053, 250-888-4406.



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

OAK BAY: 2395 Oak Bay Ave (entry off Newport Ave, follow balloons), Sat, 9-2pm. Small appl’s, stereo’s, CD’s, carpets, tables, lamps, baking and cleaning stuff, picture frames, outdoor umbrellas and lots more. Oak Bay Garagellium!

BRENTWOOD972 Josephine Rd- Vicki Walton’s Interiors Remnant Sale! Sat, June 8, 11-2pm. Rock bottom pricing! Large selections designer fabric remnants, drapery, drapery hardware, blinds. ESQUIMALT. SAT & Sun, June 8 & 9, 10am-4pm. Misc Household. #7 - 700 Grenville Ave. No early birds, please.

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

SAANICHTON. SAT. June 8, 9am-3pm. Camping, misc. household. 2497 Mt. Newton X Rd., by MacDonald’s. SIDNEY: 10373 All Bay Rd., June 8th, 8am-1pm. Furniture, paintings, garden and plants. 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.



1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Hankook tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, sub woofer, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $3000. Chris, 250-595-0370 lv mess. 2002 MUSTANG Convertible w/black racing stripes, lighted roll bar, low definition tires and mag wheels, runs great. Great Grad gift. Call (250)724-2092. 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



Sunday, June 9th, 8am-2pm Parksville Curling Club in the Parksville Community Park. Cars & Parts, Antiques & Collectibles, Concession, Free Parking $2 Admission Sponsored by: LAIRD WHEATON GM OAK BAY: 885 Linkleas Ave., Sat., June 8th, 9-3pm. Huge 2 family sale; tons of quality furniture, household items, linens, clothes and toys.

VICTORIA: 1208 Dallas Rd., Sat., June 8th, 9-1pm. General household goods and more.

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FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

HEDGES & EDGES- Residential only. Gardening, shrubs, hedges, mulch etc. Reliable and conscientious. References available. Call (778)425-0013.

HANDYMAN FOR light maintenance. Leaky taps, caulking, replace electrical outlets & switch. Call (250)818-2709.

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747. WRIGHT BROS Moving. $80/HR, 2 men/3 ton. Seniors discount. Philip (250)383-8283

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

INTELLIGENT IRRIGATION Eco-friendly, cost-saving maintenance, installations, free est. Call Christian 250-508-0502.


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CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. COMPLETE CARPENTRY Renos, additions, decks & suites, fences, sheds, I can’t be beat. Free estimates 250812-7626 McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

GARDENING 20+ YEARS Experience. Landscaping, Lawns, Pruning, Maintenance & more. Reliable. WCB. Andrew (250)656-0052. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn or moss? No job too big. Aerating, pwr raking, pruning. Weed, moss, blackberry, stump & ivy rmvl. 25yrs exp.

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

CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB ACTION YARD CARE. 15 + years exp. Honest & reliable. Quality work. 250-744-6918. AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 For lovely lawns-spectacular hedges-healthy garden beds & reno’s. DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141



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

LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges-tree pruning, gardening/landscaping. WCB. 18 yrs exp. Andrew 250-893-3465. MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Weeding, Clean-ups, & more. Senior’s discount. Free estimate’s. Mike 250-216-7502. SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373. SPRING CLEANUP special: $20/hr. Weeding, Pruning, etc: Free est’s. Steve 250-727-0481

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

TWO BROTHERS Lawn & Garden. Mowing, Clean-Ups, Garden Maint. (250)888-8461

Clean ups, Patio’s & pathways, Landscaping projects, Horticulturalist


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M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. NO JOB too small. Multi unit to Home Renos. Free Est’s. Call Green Bird Development. (250)661-1911. THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates!



KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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

J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677.

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

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

BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186.

Tree, Hedge & Shrub Pruning Lawn Care. 250-888-3224

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee�. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.

JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071 B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443 LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.


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

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SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $85/hr.

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

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.

LICENSED. QUALITY work guaranteed, great rates, WCB. Free est’s. Seniors discount on labour. Norm (250)413-7021.

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

STUCCO/SIDING STUCCO REPAIRMAN- Stucco & Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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WINDOW CLEANING BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

MISC SERVICES CUSTOM WOODWORK: Recovered wood; wine racks, shelving, picture framing and more. Built in or mobile at reasonable prices. (250)812-8646

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

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SAANICH - 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

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

pg. 10

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. 13

pg. 12

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

pg. 12

pg. 10

6-278 Island Hwy, $309,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

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

pg. 5

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pg. 9

901-250 Douglas

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

pg. 9

pg. 12

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pg. 25

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pg. 12

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

pg. 12

1620 Mortimer St, $489,000 pg. 5

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

pg. 25

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

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

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

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

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

pg. 9

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

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

pg. 16

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

pg. 15

1143 Clarke Rd, $421,900 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

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

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

1690 Texada, $1,099,000

103-3915 Carey Rd, $308,000

pg. 9

4634 Amblewood, $899,000 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

pg. 3

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

pg. 14

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

pg. 5

304-1959 Polo Park, $279,900 pg. 27

101-3915 Carey Rd, $329,900

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

1701 Jefferson, $424,888

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

pg. 7

1234 Garry Oak, $749,900 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

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

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

535 Carnation

117-900 Tolmie, $229,900 Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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

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

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

pg. 13

4105 Torquay, $539,888

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

1686 Kenmore Rd

204 Nia Lane

1105-620 Toronto, $339,000

pg. 27

pg. 10

2867 Murray, $589,888

4020 Rainbow Hill, $799,000 Saturday - Sunday 1-4 Sotheby’s International James Leblanc, 250-812-7212

3721 Saanich Rd., $485,000

12-1519 Cooper Rd, $184,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-479-3333

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

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

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

1661 Freeman, $459,000 pg. 6

pg. 13

1581 Mileva Lne, $1,195,000

pg. 9

pg. 15

5313 Sunter’s Track, $795,000

pg. 5

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

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

103-101 Nursery Hill Dr, $319,000

402-1241 Fairfield Rd, $278,500

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

304-1618 North Dairy, $328,800

pg. 11

pg. 11

pg. 5

4012 Bow Rd., $779,000

407-1450 Beach, $479,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Geoff Field, 250-477-7291

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

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

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

pg. 16

9600 Barnes, $389,000

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 pg. 9

pg. 14

4030/4040 Borden St Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250-658-0967

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

303-535 Heatherdale

982 Mckenzie, $299,900

104-1561 Stockton, $274,000 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

pg. 12

23-1344 Beach Dr, $235,000

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

1632 Richardson St.

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

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

pg. 15

206-150 Gorge Rd W, $267,900

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

1690 Kenmore Ave, $589,900

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

275 Plowright, $699,000

402-2757 Quadra, $184,900

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

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

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

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


305-837 Selkirk

4-118 Aldersmith Pl, $443,500

1767 Carrick St, $469,800

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

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

730 Rockheights, $619,900

104-620 Toronto

pg. 11

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

pg. 16

3338 Wordsworth, $555,000

376 Kinver St., $409,900

50 Howe

604-420 Linden, $379,900

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

pg. 12

304-1020 Esquimalt, $229,000

402-2340 Oak Bay, $269,900

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $399,900

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

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

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

pg. 10

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

2-3966 Cedar Hill Cross, $324,800

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

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

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

176 Cadillac Ave., $399,000

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

909 Dale St, $349,000

pg. 6

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

pg. 21

230 Stormont

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

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

9-3981 Nelthorpe, $325,000

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

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

201-670 Dallas Rd, $519,900 pg. 10 • A21 OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY

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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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 pg. 19

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

pg. 20

pg. 5

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

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

1015 Braeburn Ave. pg. 20

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

883 Wild Ridge Way pg. 20

pg. 19

1227 Clearwater Pl, $499,900

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 pg. 19

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 pg. 21

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Nanaimo John Cooper, 1-866-956-6228


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