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Community orchards take root Enhancing food sustainability a key objective for city’s orchard program Daniel Palmer News staff

As municipal crews tore up a plot of grass recently at Banfield Park, Patti Parkhouse watched with glee. Backhoes carved deep trenches into the soil beside the Vic West Community Centre, while more than 30 volunteers stood by with rotting wood, coffee grounds and wheelbarrows full of mulch at the crest of the grassy slope. “The wood acts like a sponge to absorb the groundwater, and then releases it when we’re in a dry season like we’ve just experienced,” explains Parkhouse. For the past year she has been guiding the creation of a community orchard in her neighbourhood. In March, Victoria council gave the green light to the Fernwood and Vic West community associations for their participation in the city’s orchard pilot project. Parks crews are preparing the sites and supplying the fruit and nut trees, while volunteers will be responsible for planting the trees and keeping them healthy, as well as harvesting and

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Vic West community orchard co-ordinator Patti Parkhouse, left, and Tayler Krawczyk and Solara Goldwynn of Hatchet and Seed Contracting proudly show off their dusty battle wounds after a solid day’s work near the Vic West Community Centre. About 15 fruit and nut saplings will be planted at the site on Sept. 15. distributing the food. Soon, young apple, pear, plum, fig, chestnut, elderberry and even mulberry trees will neatly line the hugelkulturs, a German term for the rows of easy-tomaintain garden beds. “It will be totally open to the public. Anyone can go in and pick. We’re hoping people won’t clean out the apple trees on one visit. It will be a cultural experiment,” Parkhouse says. Both the Vic West and Fernwood community associations are designing the orchards to act as educational beacons for other neighbourhood associations. Parkhouse plans to install signage and run regular classes on tree pruning and tree health. Curious steps such as intentionally infecting branches with fungi and

burying them below the soil help nourish root growth, a process that requires hands-on learning, she says. The city’s Official Community Plan explicitly encourages urban food production on city and private property as a way to increase food security, and has received enthusiastic support from council. “It’s been a long time coming for there to be a document like the OCP which is encouraging the cultivation of fruit on public lands,” says Lee Herrin, executive director of the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group. Fernwood is also co-ordinating a kitchen garden project in conjunction with the orchard project. “(The orchard) is more symbolic at this point … but if we do a good job of it

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Swimmers dive into renewed Swim fest It’s a tough task to convince the public the Gorge Waterway is clean and safe

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in the 1990s and organized swim alty but without the biting fests in the opening years of chill of the open ocean, the new millennium, including murky but deceptively a 10-kilometre open water swim clean, the Gorge Waterway is into the Inner Harbour. unlike any other swimming spot “John Roe was a carpenter in Greater Victoria. A watery from Ontario who came out here playground of and canoed to his job at Capital the city a cenIron. He got mad and said ‘Godtury ago, ushdamnit, I’m going to clean this up ering the inlet by 2000.’ That was 1996,” Sanderback to its glory son recalled. days has been People still occasionally abaneasier said than don junk in the Gorge, but long done. gone are the days of leaky sepCommunity tic systems, floating trash and groups and stormwater flushing metals and municipalities oil into the water. lining the waterEdward Hill As Swim Fest organizers are way are helping Reporting quick to point out, the waterway launch the sectends to be cleaner than more ond Gorge Swim popular swimming holes, includFest in August, a revival of a revival from a decade ago, itself a ing Thetis and Elk lakes. Remove most of the urban runoff and the revival from the early 1900s. flushing action of the tides keeps “There was a Gorge swim fest pollution levels low. 100 years ago. There were no “When you talk to people pools, people didn’t have cars to about swimming in the Gorge, get to lakes,” said Jack Meredith, usually the response at first is one of the swim fest organizers. ‘yuck.’ And then it’s ‘can you?’” “The first time I went in it was Meredith said. a shock. I knew it was salty but I Unfortunately, the Gorge’s was surprised how salty it was. I enduring reputation for polluwas also surprised how warm it tion, and the was. And I asked assumption the question “We’re just trying the water is a everyone asks – to help change people’s hypothermia how safe is it to risk drives swim swim? I talked to perceptions that the The event is (the Vancouver Gorge can’t be swam in.” fest. also about conIsland Health necting with the Authority) and – Carolyn Gebbie city’s past, the found out it was TriStars Training early 1900s when the cleanest recreational water around. swimming and races were comFor me it was a wake-up call. I monplace in the Gorge. had lived here for 15 years and “The more people swimming hadn’t taken advantage of this. “ in here the more will be conMeredith, with the Vic West cerned about taking care of the Community Association, and Gorge. It’s about taking care of area resident John Sanderson our backyard,” Meredith said. launched the latest incarnation “If people aren’t concerned of the swim festival last year, it will go downhill again. If they to great success – thousands are concerned, they’ll take care came out and more than 600 hit of it.” the water in Banfield Park in Vic As Sanderson describes it, West, Gorge Park (Curtis Point) the area around Banfield Park in Saanich and Esquimalt Gorge at the turn of the 20th century Park in Esquimalt. was the “Uplands of Victoria,” “It’s cleaned up now. When I but became run down after the was growing up, you came down 1940s. here to get polio,” Sanderson “I think it’s neat this was the said joking. “It was polluted. It resort spot of Victoria. I’d love to was the back end of the world.” see it brought back as a resort Environmental advocate John again,” Meredith remarked. Roe helped prompt the cleanup Despite the men insisting it’s of the toilet bowl of a waterway

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Jack Meredith, front, floats in the Gorge Waterway with a group of fellow swimmers. Meredith is helping organize this year’s Gorge Swimfest, which aims to encourage people to use the Gorge Waterway as a swimming recreation area, as it was a century ago. the “warmest water in Victoria,” when this reporter jumped in on a sunny afternoon, the Gorge carried an invigorating salty chill. For someone accustomed to the cool fresh water of Thetis or Langford lakes, swimming in the same water as passing harbour ferries is a novelty, as is feeling the pull of the tide. “When I get in, I forget it’s salty,” remarked Lori Garcia-Meredith, wife of Jack Meredith. “It looks like a river, but its easier to swim and float.” Swim fest volunteer Bernard Von Schulmann swims in the Gorge near Tillicum Bridge, an area with few boats. Rocks near the bridge create the phenomenon of a “reverse waterfall” in the middle of the inlet, he said, when the tide is flowing out. “A couple times per year there are massive water outflows. It ramps up to 20 km/h going out, about seven km/h surging in,” von Schulmann said. “You could swim against it, but I don’t think

you’d want to.” During swim fest, organizations like TriStars Training will show their support. The Saanichbased triathlon club doesn’t plan to swap Thetis for the Gorge for open water swims, but co-owner Carolyn Gebbie said the waterway gives Victorians another recreation choice. “We’re just trying to help change people’s perceptions that the Gorge can’t be swam in,” she said. Island Swimming will be on hand to celebrate its 100th anniversary – it was born in the Gorge Waterway during the heyday of 1913. Joanne Forsythe, general manager of Island Swimming, said most of their elite athletes are competing in Spain or Russia, but the young swimmers will take the saltwater plunge, many for the first time. “Most of our swimmers are younger,” she said. “Our oldest is probably (Olympian) Ryan Cochrane at 25. It’s about making

them more aware of the Gorge.” Gorge Swim Fest happens Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Banfield Park, Esquimalt Gorge Park and Curtis Point, in Gorge Park near the 100-block of Gorge Rd. W. Check out gorgewaterway.ca/ gorgeswimfest.htm. editor@saanichnews.com

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City overhauling its organization Consultant report “The consultant’s recommendations do not recommends major changes to consider community input departments, jobs or values and service level

each in parks and legislative and regulatory services. “Overall, as a result of the changes there will be two fewer management positions within the organizational structure,” said Katie Josephson, the city’s director of communications. “A number of new positions are being created as a result and four managers have been advised that their positions will be eliminated Dec. 31, 2013.” The review also found the City of Victoria provides a relatively lean and efficient value for money compared to five other major Canadian cities. “That doesn’t minimize the fact that we need to continue to look for ways to find savings or increase revenue,” Fortin said. “But the City of Victoria is exceptionally lean.” Changes include the creation of a new project management office, a Return to Work management position and a records management position and the elimination of four . To view the full consultant’s report, visit bit.ly/17YJ1AW. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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The City of Victoria is axing two management positions and reorganizing City Hall departments in an attempt to cut costs and reduce inefficiencies. The significant changes are the result of a comprehensive review of city operations by consultant group Maximus Canada. The consultant’s report recommends eliminating the city’s sustainability department, closing Crystal Pool and implementing a tourism tax to pay for the city’s $1.7-million maintenance program for hanging baskets and flower beds. The review also recommends reducing or eliminating heritage grants, which total about $720,000 annually. But in a statement, Mayor

Dean Fortin stressed council will need to first consider any of the major recommendations in the report. “The consultant’s recommendations do not consider community input or values and service level changes are always at council’s discretion,” he said in a brief statement. Fortin said the more controversial recommendations will be considered by council sometime this fall. Several in-house full-time positions will be reallocated to other departments as a result of the review. Two positions are the Victoria Conference Centre will be eliminated, as well as one position

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Small steps to labour peace When the Liberal government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation signed a short collective agreement in the summer of 2012, nobody anticipated the same players would be back at the bargaining table 12 months later. But here we are in 2013 with the re-elected B.C. Liberal government making drastic changes to how the bargaining process will go this time around. Last week’s announcement by education minister Peter Fassbender to remove school trustees from the board of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association could be a step in the right direction for both sides. The minister’s claim that this will allow the union to negotiate directly with the government, as opposed to an intermediary whose hands are essentially tied, should give the teachers more clout at the bargaining table. For whatever reason, whenever the BCTF goes through negotiations it’s a more tumultuous, public process than other unions in the province. Having to go through a middleman – the BCPSEA – wasn’t working to anyone’s benefit, especially given that the government, which has the power to legislate teachers back to work or tear contracts, was using BCPSEA as a wall between them and the teachers. This shift shows the province is taking a slightly softer and more direct approach to bargaining with the teachers, and that’s a good thing. But it’s likely motivated in some ways by their unprecedented move to seek a 10-year agreement with the teachers. As it stands, there’s nothing in it for the BCTF to agree to such a lengthy contract. Ten years is an unbearably long time to be locked into a contract, especially when one considers the ups and downs of the Canadian economy we saw in the last decade. If the government is trying a “we scratch your back, you scratch ours” approach to bargaining, it’s not going to work. A more open bargaining process between both sides is a step in the right direction to hopefully long-term labour peace, but 10 years is too long. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria 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 www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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B.C. aboriginal progress fragile agreement was concluded in March The ceremonies have become of this year when the government common at the B.C. legislature. signed a deal with the Tahltan Government officials and aboriginal Nation for mining and leaders gather to hydroelectric developcelebrate resource ment in remote northsharing agreements western B.C. The deal that allow economic clears the way for a major development in areas that extension of the B.C. need employment but are Hydro grid to power the hampered by a century of Tahltan village of Iskut uncertainty and dispute and also the Red Chris over treaties, or lack metal mine, opening up thereof. the region to other minThis approach emerged ing and hydro potential a decade ago with forest agreements. The B.C. LibTom Fletcher as well. To get that deal, the eral government bought B.C. Views province put up $20 milback timber cutting lion last year to buy back licences from big forest Shell Canada’s coalbed gas leases in firms and made them available for the Klappan region, headwaters of community forests and aboriginal communities who claimed the areas the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Those leases had become a target as their traditional territories. of international protest. Recently the approach was Even after these expensive conextended to mining revenues and cessions, it would be an error to water licence fees paid by private conclude that all is well between power developers. the Tahltan and the province. StiThese are substantial steps forkine MLA Doug Donaldson quesward for the only province in Cantioned Aboriginal Relations Minister ada in treaty limbo. A 2010 sharing John Rustad on this point during deal worth more than $30 million the recent legislature session. in royalties for the Mount Milligan The Tahltan Central Council was copper-gold mine north of Prince pleased about shared decision-makGeorge helped the McLeod Lake ing on resource projects, until they Indian Band recover from the pine found out that B.C. had handed beetle and forestry slump that devthe environmental assessment of a astated its business base. new open-pit coal mine over to the After many years of struggle, federal government. The proposed Mount Milligan expects to go into production this year. Another agree- mine is in the Klappan, known around the world as the Sacred ment with Kamloops-area comHeadwaters. munities shared revenues from an Rustad said shared decisionexpanded Afton mine. making deals such as the Tahltan Perhaps the most ambitious

agreement do not cover activities of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. Whether the review of that coal mine is federal, provincial or combined, it requires extensive consultation with affected parties. That’s great, but all that goodwill could evaporate quickly if a coal mine ends up getting a permit despite Tahltan objections. Rustad’s Nechako Lakes constituency is also a focal point for oil and gas pipeline proposals. Donaldson highlighted another problem. Last year the government signed a reconciliation agreement with the Gitanyow First Nation near Terrace, one of many communities struggling to get through the B.C. treaty negotiation process. That agreement included a joint land-use plan. Then the Environmental Assessment Office asked the Gitanyow for its input on proposed gas pipelines through its territory, to feed the government’s liquefied natural gas plans. Again, the joint land-use plan has no provision for pipelines. The Gitanyow hereditary chiefs wrote to the B.C. government in July, threatening to go to court over the pipeline proposal and questioning the value of their hard-won reconciliation agreement. Resource revenue sharing agreements and shared land-use plans are well-intentioned and represent real progress. But these situations show how fragile they are. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS CRD director’s plan shouldn’t be ‘the plan’ Re: Greater Victoria sewage committee wants options for biosolids site (vicnews.com) In this enlightening story, Capital Regional District liquid waste management committee chair Denise Blackwell is quoted as saying, “The plan is the plan. We need to get on with it.” Is this the plan that is shortsighted and will only last 12 years, or the plan that has requests for proposals issued for a site that is unavailable? Is this the plan that will have inadequate resource recovery, or will continue to discharge partially treated sewage at Clover Point (in heavy rain) and not deal at all with the toxins from storm water? Is this the plan that has ignored

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the possibility of innovative technology and has not undergone a cost-benefit analysis? Is this the plan that cannot be justified by any credible scientific evidence? Never mind. The plan is the plan. We need to get on with it. Dave Ferguson Saanich

Organize new left-leaning party Re: NDP soul searching going nowhere (B.C. Views, July 31) Reluctantly, I must agree with Tom Fletcher’s assessment that the NDP is going nowhere. Indeed they appear to be still jousting with W.A.C. Bennett.

So what do we moderates and lefties do now? The Green party is a ready-made party, and though they tend to conservatism, a strong influx of lefties might well moderate their stance. Otherwise, we need to develop a brand

new party post haste, one hopefully started by a charismatic leader with lots of energy. If so, whomever he or she may be needs to get off their behind and get on with it. P.S. Sorry Adrian, the job is, uh, taken. Andy Mulcahy Victoria

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Offering an international buying experience for 25 years In the funky fashion section of Old Town, near Lower Johnson Street, lies a retailer with a difference. Global Village Store, on the Pandora Avenue edge of Market Square, is filled with colourful, hand-made clothing and toys, coffees and teas from all over the world. But that’s not its most unique characteristic. More Don Descoteau eyebrow-raising Biz Beat is the fact this operation, run by a non-profit society and staffed with volunteers, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Victoria in August. That’s no small feat, considering how many retail shops have come and gone in that time. Since a group of local women – all international travellers – resolved in the late 1980s to test their belief that people would buy ethnic products to give impoverished residents of developing countries a hand up, the concept has worked. “The fact we are fair trade and all volunteers speaks volumes about the support we’ve got,” says Mavis DeGirolamo, who chairs the society’s board and

is one of about 30 part-time volunteer clerks in the store. Reflecting on the longevity of the shop, now housed in its third and largest location, she says, “It shows people around Victoria support the concept of fair trade, and that they are a very aware shopping group.” The store has generated more than $2.4 million in sales over its lifetime, with more than $1.5 million of that paid out to producers and $242,460 given as grants to projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Only co-ordinator Susan Albion is a Don Descoteau/News staff paid staffer, a fact Global Village Store board chair Mavis which, after paying DeGirolamo, left, shows volunteer clerk overhead leaves Tongyi Wang a piece of pottery from Casa more money for the Romero, an artisan co-operative in Mexico, craftspeople and in the Global Village Store in Market Square. growers. in the pre-Global Village days. Society board member Now involved in the society and store clerk Kitty Moses volunteered with CUSO (formerly about 10 years, Moses says the store has developed a regular Canadian University Service clientele. “We have regulars who Overseas) in Nigeria alongside come in to get coffee and tea society co-founder Susan Gage

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should play the part,” Hosie says. With Lisman and Richmond, along with Kholby Wardell as Freddie, in the lead roles, Hosie says the 17-person cast has been a delight to direct. “It’s been wonderful to find this story, and come in and collaborate with the cast for their ideas and thoughts. I think we’ve found a lovely balance,” the director says. Lisman, whose recent performances have been on the more dramatic side, says she’s enjoying playing Eliza and returning to her roots in comedy. “It’s such a joy going to rehearsals every day, singing, dancing and engaging on another level than just scene work,” she says. “I think one of the things I enjoy most is the humour of the show. It’s fantastic to explore that aspect of it.” “Amanda comes from such a comedic place in her life. She’s a very strong comedian,” adds Hosie. “What she’s infusing into Eliza, the comedy she’s bringing into Eliza is wonderful and is so fresh. She’s definitely going the full gamut and working very hard to be convincing as the different (incarnations of) Eliza.” Lisman, a Victoria native who’s ventured to Toronto for some of her most recent roles, says it’s a treat working for Blue Bridge in her hometown. “I’m so happy that they’ve created a demand for classical theatre in Victoria. I’ve had to go elsewhere to work and get the challenges as a professional actor, so to have them fill the void of classical musical theatre in my hometown is fantastic for me,” she says. My Fair Lady runs Aug. 6 to 18 at the McPherson Playhouse. Tickets ($25-$60) are available at the McPherson box office, at rmts.bc.ca or by calling 250386-6121.

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EvENts Wed. Aug. 7 IndIan Mela - A celebration of Indian culture, food, music and dance in Centennial Square. Until Aug. 9. More information at iccavictoria.com.

SAt. Aug. 10 Rock n the bIke fest - Join Angels Chopper Bicycle Club as this fundraiser featuring Wil, Al Harlow of Prism, Steph MacPherson, Karen Fowlie, Jason Lowe, Neil Trett, The AC/BC Youth Dance Crew and magic by Jason Verners. Plus movie cars, classic cars, motorcycles and bicycles. 11am-6pm at 950 Kings. $10 adults/children are free. aRts and MusIc In the GaRdens- More than 60 artists demonstrate their skills live in the gardens, accompanied by live music, a classic car show and great food. 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (505 Quayle). TIckets are $11/8. Under 16 free. hcp.ca.

Sun. Aug. 11 esquIMalt aRts festIvalCelebrate the vibrant art, music and culture of the Esquimalt community. Stroll the picturesque grounds of Esquimalt Gorge Park while painters, musicians and other local artists display, perform and demonstrate their talent and creativity. Bring a picnic or try some food from local vendors. Make a splash at the park’s swinning beach for the Gorge Swimfest the same day. Noon-4pm. Free.

stagE Wed. Aug. 7 letteRs fRoM WInGfIeld faRM- The Belfry Theatre presents Rod Beattie as Walt Wingfield in the first installment of the Wingfield series about Victoria’s favourite Ontario farmer. Tickets at belfry.bc.ca or 250-385-6815. the PRIncess bRIde- Scotiabank’s summer of free movies tour comes to

Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle with a screening of The Princess Bride on a 40-foot outdoor screen. The first 500 entrants will receive free popcorn and water. A special VIP section is set up for the first 100 Scotiabank Scene debit and VISA holders. Starts at sunset at 1050 Joan. More info at scotiabank.com/summeroffree. My faIR lady- Blue Bridge Repertory mounts a fresh look at a classic musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. Previews Aug. 6-7, opens Aug. 8. Nightly at 8pm until Aug. 18 at the McPherson Theatre. Tickets are $2560 at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386-6121. See story on previous page. vIctoRIa shakesPeaRe festIval - The Victoria Shakespeare Society presents The Merry Wives of Windsor (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, directed by Kate Rubin) and Measure for Measure (on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, directed by Clayton Jevne) until Aug. 17 on the lawns at Camosun College (3100 Foul Bay). Tickets are $22.50/16/kids 12 and under free. A festival pass is $32/25, or only $20 in advance. Tickets are available at Shepherd Books, The Papery, at the door (cash only), or online at Ticketrocket.org.

Fri. Aug. 9 uhf- The Victoria Film Festival presents its annual Free-B Film Festival, starting with the UHF (PG) on its 20-foot inflatable screen at the Cameron bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. Bring blankets, flashlights and snacks. Movie starts at 9pm. Saturday’s movie is The Never Ending Story, same time, same place. Freebfilmfest.com.

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A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia is not an instant death sentence. While the symptoms of the degenerative disease will slowly worsen over time, that doesn’t mean those with it can’t lead a fulfilling life over a considerable period of time, said Carolyn Herbert, a volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The society is recruiting volunteers in Greater Victoria to serve a variety of roles with the organization, particularly to facilitate support groups for caregivers. Herbert, a Saanich resident, said the focus of the groups is learning how to deal with more negative aspects of the ailment, but still get the most out of life. “We used to fear the word ‘cancer’ and now we’re more comfortable with it. Well, my goal is to eliminate the stigma

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t’s time to point out something obvious about sexism and racism in sports – it’s still bleeping here. In seven years of sports reporting I’ve found fewer and fewer things surprise me. There will be some unexpected accomplishments by a local athlete. You don’t know who, or when, but you know Travis it’s going to hapPaterson pen. Island Insider It’s easy to get caught up in the flow of things. But a recent conversation has left an imprint on my approach to sports. It came out of a routine follow-up email. The News’ published a story last month about University of Victoria’s summer class on the Tour de France. The story was based on an interview with the course designer, professor Emile de Rosnay, who is also an elite cyclist, still racing at 40. The followup, naturally, was with a student. Turns out this student is a woman who is not interested in sports, which went against my suspicion, that my request to interview a student would yield a response from one of the UVic Vikes athletes who were taking the course. I knew there were Vikes studying it because I followed the course’s Twitter hashtag, #TdF325. The student is Daphne Shaed, who confessed she is not a sports fan, but was riveted by the course and the Tour. I was riveted by our conversation. So riveted I had to cut it off after 27 minutes to wrap my head around what she was pointing out. Shaed speaks her mind. She’s the director of Camosun Women’s Centre and a sociology major at UVic. Gender, sex and race equality are among her priorities and her

strengths. We didn’t talk about the fact “pro-gay” athletes could be arrested during the 2014 Winter Olympics because it’s against Russian law. We just didn’t have time. So maybe she’s not passionate about sports, but Shaed does have an eye for things shiny and bright, I discover. “I really appreciated the technology and science of the Tour bicycles, enough to get me riding my 40-pound mountain bike all over town,” she said. “Now that I’m on my bike I’m noting all the cycling brands which are on the Tour, the companies (which lead the world in bike technology).” She’s currently up to 100 kilometres a week on her bike, which she dug out from storage at her parents house after many years away from it. But that’s about where the Tour’s positive influence ended for Shaed. As someone who has come to love the Tour since Ryder Hesjedal reintroduced it to me, I was coming to accept it for what it is, without thinking about it. A race for white guys. “First of all, it’s been running for 100 years and it’s a very Euro-centric race with few, if any, self-identified persons of colour,” Shaed said. Right, I can see that. Oh wait. So there might be more than just one or two Tour-ready cyclists from Asia, one of the world’s most populated areas? “In Asia and South Asia, bikes are a dominant mode of transportation, yet you’re not seeing many Asians on the tour.” OK, I’m starting to get it now. “Secondly, there’s no women, or women’s race.” I point out to Shaed that there was a women’s race, the Grande Boucle, from 1984 to 2009. It was originally called Tour Cycliste Féminin, or Tour Féminin. Except the not-so-inclusive (male) thinkers of the Tour de France felt it infringed on their name, and asked to have it changed. Grande Boucle was a good pick as it means big

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Ryder Hesjedal celebrates a well deserved podium celebration at the Giro d’Italia in 2012 but... what are the kisses for again? Camosun Women’s Centre director Daphne Shaed questions the obvious: “Do queer cyclists get a kiss from models of the same sex?” loop and is a nickname for the Tour de France and is all-inclusive. Sponsorship dwindled and the race is still on hiatus. Even just a gental, topical dissection of the Tour de France left me with the reporter’s itch that only Google can scratch. So I Googled. Then I called Shaed back for more. “In Italy they have the Giro Rosa. It’s named for the same pink jersey the leading male cyclist, such as 2012 winner Hesjedal, wears in the Giro d’Italia,” I told her. But why bother. The Rosa is one of the only remaining Grand Tours for women, though there is a growing appetite to reinstate the Grand Boucle, among other races. It’s easy to credit the Tour de France for what it is, the top cycling race in the world. But it’s also hard to blame organizers for its faults. They inherited the doping problem (which is soon to be a polarizing topic in most sport) and are working on it. But sexism and racism, which is also inherent, is being convienently brushed aside while doping scandals stand front and centre. What I’m left with is a new real-

ization that sports, the competitions themselves, don’t really change. The only things that change are the theatre and environment around sports. Sure, the rules of some sports are tweaked to increase the excitement level for fans. Other rules are adjusted to account for the evolution of the human physique as we become bigger, faster and stronger (and better at cheating). If anything, the complication of dealing with doping looks difficult, while dealing with sexism and racism in sports looks much easier. All sports should have some sort of long-term plan for equality. Force sponsors to run a women’s team. By the time our kids are grow up they won’t know a time when the Tour de France was for white men only. It’s a trickle over effect to other sports. International programs such as soccer and rugby are great at promoting the tournament’s for both sexes. Get the professional organizations going and then we can focus on including queer transgender athletes, too. sports@vicnews.com

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The Victoria Shamrocks look to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Lacrosse Association semifinal playoff series against the Lakers in Burnaby tonight (Aug. 7). The Shamrocks took Game 1, 12-8 at Bear Mountain Arena on on July 31. Call-ups Jesse King and Brody Eastwood of the Victoria Jr. A Shamrocks fared well, each contributing three points. Rhys Duch and Corey Small led the Rocks with a hat trick each. Goalie Matt Vinc stopped 26 of the 34 Lakers’ shots.

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ADULT FOLDING bike, 6 speeds, like new, $150 cash. (250)665-6659. FAMILY COLLECTION of 9 Dalton’s, 12 Treasured Memories, 5 tiny crystals. Will sell as one. Offers on $400. Call (250)656-7786. FUR COUGAR carpet on felt with head, teeth, paws, tail, etc. Must be seen. $1700.obo. or swap for good shape automobile or big newer TV. I pay some cash difference- Old age pensioner. Call (250)472-9355 KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES).

(Must be willing to relocate to the Comox Valley or Campbell River area of Vancouver Island). This is a position with a large amount of Traffic Signal construction / maintenance work in a Union environment. The successful candidate will perform as a maintenance and construction electrician predominately in an outdoor environment. Qualifications/Experience: • Red Seal Journeyman Electrician • Traffic Signal and Bucket Truck Experience • FSR or Willing to Achieve Accreditation Please forward a cover letter & resume to the attention of HR c/o: electricianapplicant@ outlook.com

VOLUNTEERS ALZHEIMER SOCIETY of BC seeks an assistant for a 45-minute gentle fitness program followed by socializing and simple games for people in the early stages of dementia. Westshore location, training provided. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. PACIFIC ANIMAL Therapy Society needs a short-term file management volunteer to update its paper filing system, including weeding old files. Location is near the airport. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269.

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VICTORIA WOMEN in Need is looking for warehouse help to sort and recycle various donations, minimum 4 hours per week long-term. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: mgray@jennerchev.com

PERSONAL SERVICES MIND BODY & SPIRIT INTERLUDE MASSAGE: Kripalu Swedish or chair massage, Hot Stone Therapy. Please call Andrea for rates and appointment time. For women only, men by referral. Visa and MC avail. 250-5146223 www.andreakober.com

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F/T Sandwich 3 Artists (Subway) - James Bay Ltd. (Victoria) Eng. No Exp, Edu. $10.25. 250-480-7724

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD ADRIENNE’S RESTAURANT and Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm has following job positions open: Prep Cook, Deli Cashier. Only experienced & mature individuals apply to: t-garden@shaw.ca

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METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

FREE ITEMS FREE BABY Crib, mint condition. (250)544-8163.

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. HAIR STYLIST WANTED Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250-391-7976 today for an interview.

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FRIENDLY FRANK 2 LADDER-BACK chairs, rush seats, $40. pair. Large oak easel $35. Call (250)370-2905. 3.5 DANBY White compact freezer, good cond. $50. (250)744-4552. EXCELLENT EXERCISE bike, $50. Sm electric organ, excellent cond, $40. (250)656-7673.

LIGOTT PAINTING for saleacrylic on canvas, beautiful colours approx 18x34”. $260. (250)598-7015. (Swan Lake area). LOVE SEAT, $50. Collector plates, (set of 10), $125. Car/bike rack, $25. Star Trek posters, $20 each. Call (250)474-2325. NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. NIKKORMAT FT2 film camera, 35mm, PC architecture lens and 75-260 telephoto. Interesting history. $450. (250)595-5727. SHOPRIDER ELECTRIC scooter, good condition, 5 years old, $300. Call (778)426-1500. STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

2 or 3 jars of freezer jams. Wife passed away. Now in retirement home, making own breakfast. Miss the goodness of freezer jam. 250-658-0062 ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

APARTMENT/CONDOS 2-BEDROOM CONDO ground floor in desirable Saanichton. Open concept, electric fireplace, custom kitchen. Carpets & laminate. Ensuite laundry, small pet ok. Low strata fee. Great starter, $235,000. By appointment 1-250-652-1218 MILTON ST, 2bdrm condo. Top floor. Fantastic City & Ocean views. 10% Down; Owner will carry mortgage. (250)753-0160

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

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

DINING ROOM set dark pine, table with 6 chairs, 2 piece china cabinet. Excellent condition. $550. Call (250)6564925.

LOG HOME overlooking Lake Cowichan, 1.5 acres. Small 1 bdrm ground level suite, in floor heating, fenced garden w/fruit trees. Generator and solar. $375,000. Call (250)745-3880. View on: www.usedvictoria.com

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COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 10% Down! Owner will carry mortgage. Call (250)753-0160.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. 10% Down! Owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. 10% down. Owner will carry mortgage. (250)753-0160.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COZY COTTAGE on 2.14 acres a stone’s throw from the ocean. This 800sqft, 2 bedroom home was completely renovated in 2007 with new electric, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, roof, etc. It is close to schools, a corner store, and neighbourhood pub and is only 5 kms to downtown Courtenay. The property is zoned for 2 dwellings so you could live in the cottage while building your dream home and after rent out the cottage for extra revenue. Gardener’s paradise with several heritage fruit trees, berries, grape vines and beautiful roses. The Royston area received a grant this year to put in sewer. (778)428-1159. GREAT VALUE: Wells, B.C.. 2000 sq. ft home. Only $69,900. Call 250-642-7201

CAMPBELL RIVER. Gorgeous custom built main level living basement home. 3000+ sq.ft. Lives like a large 3 bdrm, 2 bthm rancher. Excellent ocean views. Huge R/V parking, triple garage. $489,500. 250-203-0050

GORDON HEAD- (4062 Feltham Place) 3 bdrm Rancher, w/appls, F/P, garage. Close to Uvic, Shelbourne. New Price$474,000. Move-in now, Motivated seller. 250-514-3286.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

LOTS PORT HARDY Well maintained 6-plex Great investment $385,000 Call Noreen 250-949-6319 imagine.it@cablerocket.com

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1977 VANGUARD MOTOR HOME. 26’, 460 engine. Lots of things for camping incld -. dishes, pots & pans, etc. Excellent shape, paint is good, everything is OK. $2000. awning, bath & shower. No leaks, new water pump. $8000. Call (250)479-3249.

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QUALICUM BAY. Revenue opportunity on Vancouver Island, BC with leased out Cafe’ & your home on one property. Ocean front popular cafe’ plus 3 bd / 2 full bath home, 1.11 acres, fully fenced, sewage treatment plant, secure Sea Wall protected, many recent Cafe’ & home upgrades, equipment & much more. Call 250-757-8014 for more information.

PENDER ISLAND- level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 acre, 15,681 sq ft with water, sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. Call 604-988-2653.

SIDNEY- 2444 Amherst Ave. 1300sq ft updated character home looking for a family w/2 children and a dog. Fenced south facing corner lot near the Salish Sea. Walk to town and schools. Orangic gardens & fruit trees, fireplace, hot tub, 6 appls. Free TV forever.... $499,000. (250)656-6136.

Psychiatric Nursing (online): This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Special Education Assistant (online): In only 9 months you could be earning $17 - $25.99/hour. You will receive training and certification from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology (online): Support and promote optimal health for seniors by planning, implementing and evaluation therapeutic recreation services. Earn up to $23.50/hour. Government student loans & funding (ELMS/WCB) & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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MTN BIKE $40. Merrell hiking boots $30. Leather wheeled suitcase $15. (778)265-1615. maCall

SEASIDE LUXURY condo studio, Sidney, BC. Exceptional views, furnished. Offers on $154,900 for quick sale. www.shawnay townsend.com/miraloma 778-977-8049. Ozzie, (250)656-5787.

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OLD SINGER sewing chine, cabinet, $24. (250)388-6725.

5 BDRM - 3 bdrm, 2 bath up; 2 bdrm, 1 large bath down. Big storage. Sep entr. Close to Beckwith Park on Cul de Sac. Large lot w/fruit trees. Lower suite rented for $1000./mo. $625,000. Call (250)479-7201.

APPROX 9.8 acre (Sunny Coombs) Part field/treed, plus room for revenue developmnt. 2 level entry, 2 or 5 bdrm, 3.5 baths, wood boiler heat, lrg shop, in-ground pool, greenhouse, bldg. Fenced garden, lrg storage pond. $745,000. Call to view. 250-248-4495

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

SAANICH WEST- 1246 Hastings St, 3 bdrm Rancher, 2 garage, dining/living/family rooms, 2 bath (ensuite), F/P, appls incld, new roof. Walking distance to Interurban campus. $484,900. 250-477-4600.


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1998 BUICK Regal LS- 3800 V6, 1 owner since new, very good condition. Must Sell for health reason. $3600. obo 250-479-2987.

SUITES, LOWER

2007 HYUNDAI Sonta- only 40,000 km, auto, sun roof, mint condition, $13,000 obo. (250)655-6599.

GORGE/ADMIRALSvery quiet, furnished 1 bdrm, own entry, NS/NP. $900 all inclusive. Sept 1. (250)383-8926. HIGH QUADRA- 2 lrg bdrm suite, quiet area. $1025 inclds all utilities. NS/NP. Refs. (250)893-5702.

FAIRFIELD/FOUL BAY quiet, clean 1 bdrm SxS. H/W floors, N/S, N/P. $1175.+ hydro. Ref’s req’d. Sept. 1. (250)595-6794.

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2007 HYUNDAI- very low mileage, V-6, 2-wheel drive, excellent condition. $14,000. (250)370-1718.

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250-686-3933 SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

CARS 1966 CHEVY Pick up, 1/2 ton short box, burgundy. 3 in the tree, 6 cylinder. Good condition, runs great, comes with second set of winter tires and rims. Second owner for last 45 years, in Victoria. $10,000 obo. Call: 250 479 0441 or email: havoc@telus.net

1993 FORD F250 Pick-up truck. $1000. Runs well. 5 litre automatic. Call (250)858-6950 weekdays after 6pm or anytime on weekends.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

QUADRA/MCKENZIE- 2 bedrooms, $950 includes heat/water, no W/D, close to amenities NS/NP. Call (778)403-1231. SOOKE 1 br + spare rm., large, bright, ground floor walk-in with private storage, f/p, own laundry rm, all utilities incl. sml pets OK quiet, n/s, n/d, refs. $800/m 250-5895337

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NORTH NANAIMO: ATTN Students / Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bthrm, cable, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, No Partiers. $550/mo. 1 (250)756-9746

1991 VOLVO 940 4 cyl gas sedan. Dark green/blue exterior, black leather interior. Auto, 322,000 km. Very good cond. $1000.obo. (250)721-4497.

2003 JEEP Liberty Ltd. Edition, black, auto, 4WD, 3.7L V6. Recent check up. 123,000km. Leather, power everything, cruise, CD/tape player, spare tire. $8,600. Call 1-250-812-8646.

TRUCKS & VANS

18FT FIBERGLASS hull and oak and ash wood finish canoe with paddles and life jackets is suitable for exploring the coast or for more extended canoe trips where carrying capacity is required. To inspect please phone 250.665.6537 Asking price, $1200.

1996 FORD F250- 7.3 Diesal, 5 spd, standard cab and box, 400,000 km. $3900 obo. (250)656-4707.

MARINE BOATS

36’ COMPOSITE Sleeps 5 Perkins 6, exc. hyd. Anchor/thruster, well found. On land til Aug. launch. trades? $145,000. (250)248-4495

19’ BOWRIDER with 135HP Mercury. Galvanized EZ loader trailer. 8.9HP Honda 4 stroke. Fish finder and BHF radio and more. $5,000. Call (250)479-4569, (250)589-4569

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1996 CYRSLER Intrepid. 80,000 km, 1 owner, excellent cond. $2000. (250)382-1917.

1999 FORD F250- white, 4WD extended cab, box liner, runs well, no damage. $2995. Call (250)477-6036.

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GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

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

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

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Family owned business. Free estimates Janis 250-857-5364. AFFORDABLE! SUPPLIES & vacuum incld’d. All lower Island areas. 250-385-5869. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

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

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

GARDENING #1 SCREENED Cow manure. Great for lawns & gardens. $25./yard. Call (250)480-9382. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? No job too big. Irrigation, landscaping, patio stone, install. Blackberry & ivy removal. 25yr 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

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

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

BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. HANDYMAN FOR light maintenance. Leaky taps, caulking, replace electrical outlets & switch. Call (250)818-2709.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

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

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

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

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

GLENWOOD Gardenworks Landscaping & Garden Services. Satisfaction guaranteed. 250-474-4373.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 For lovely lawns-spectacular hedges-healthy garden beds & reno’s.

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured.

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

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

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

SENIOR HANDYMAN. Assists do-it-yourselfers. Household repairs. Fred, 250-888-5345

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

250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779.

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.

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

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

*WRIGHT BROS* Moving. $80/hr, 2 men/3 ton. Seniors discount. Philip (250)383-8283

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. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

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

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

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. www.cbsmasonry.com

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

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

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