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Cyclist proves it’s all about focus Tour de Victoria rider conquers distance with one leg
years who do (one-legged cycling) … but I still don’t have a direct comparison,” he says. “I think a lot of amputees are too smart to do that long a distance.” About 1,600 people are registered for the third annual Tour de Victoria hil Chew sees longthis weekend, with about 1,000 distancing cycling like a chess game: make subtle but cyclists set to ride alongside Chew strategic moves early on and and Hesjedal on the 140-km route. Shorter 100-km and 50-km routes are you’ll start to see dividends when also available for those wanting a the board thins out. less-gruelling ride. So on Sunday, when the 61-year“We do tend to get a lot of lastold hits the first of more than minute registrations,” says organizer 1,500 metres of incline during Seamus McGrath. “We Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour hit 1,750 last year, but it’s de Victoria, he’ll take hard to say at this point. advantage of his missing If it pours rain, we might leg where he can. stay at that. If it’s sunny, “I’m a really good we could hit 2,000.” climber because I’m so McGrath says he’s light. With one leg, I’m been most impressed not as fast on the flats,” with how the community Chew says from his home rallies behind the event, in Whistler. “I love ripping despite an organizational the face off any two-legged nightmare with six police person out there, that’s my through goal.” Daniel Palmer departments nearly every Capital Chew lost his leg to Reporting Region jurisdiction. cancer in 1977 and shared “There’s never been the same rehabilitative anything negative, we ward as Terry Fox at just have to go through the right the B.C. Cancer Control Agency in channels and everyone supports Vancouver. it wholeheartedly,” he says. “It’s a While his old friend became world-class ride.” the poster child for conquering Chew hopes to complete this the disease, Chew fought his own year’s Tour de Victoria in under five mental and physical battle to hours after running into mechanical become one of the world’s top problems during last year’s ride. Paralympic downhill skiers of the FINE CUSTOM JEWELLERS “I think I can do maybe under 1980s and 1990s. 4:50, realistically. … I’m doing More than three decades later, this to show others that people Chew is regularly competing in with disabilities can achieve dozens of granfondo-style races, some unbelievable things, not most recently pulling off a top seven just amongst disabled people, but per cent finish in his age group at amongst the ten-toed freaks, too.” this year’s GranFondo Whistler, a The 140-km Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour gruelling 122-km ride up the Sea-tode Victoria begins at 7 a.m. in front Sky Highway with more than 1,700 of the B.C. legislature. metres of climbing. FINE CUSTOM JEWELLERS firstname.lastname@example.org “I’ve met a few guys over the
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CIBC Run for the Cure Art auction helps Tour de Rock needs volunteer support Don Descoteau News staff
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More than 200 volunteers make sure the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure goes off without a hitch, and this year will be no different, says volunteer coordinator Natasha Clooney. Clooney and Catherine Potter also donate their time to the run, helping fill the 200 volunteer positions available both on run day and in the days leading up to the event. “It’s a good way to get involved in the community,” said Clooney. “It’s a great cause and there are so many different levels of involvement.” Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles on run day, from route or parking marshals, to registration volunteers, to breast health trivia squad ambassadors or onsite first aid attendants. On run day thousands of participants gather at the University of Victoria to show their support for breast cancer awareness and to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year, 3,968 participants in the Victoria run site raised more than $562,000. “For high school students it’s a great way to get volunteer hours they need for graduation,” said Clooney. Currently, only 70 volunteer positions have been filled, leaving Clooney and Potter on the lookout for people willing to share their time and skills.
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Cathy Brown and Susan Feigin ready to run for the cure at the 2012 CIBC Run For the Cure. “With over 200 volunteer positions available and only 70 filled, we have a long way to go,” said Clooney. The majority of the positions are on run day, Oct. 6, from 6 a.m. to around noon, but there are some needed for events prior to run day and for set up as well. The average length of a shift on run day is four hours. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old; however younger volunteers are permitted in the company of a parent or guardian. There are a variety of positions available to suit everyone’s interests and availability. Sign up and view the positions online at runforthecure.com. Questions can be directed to Natasha Clooney or Catherine Potter at 250-704-2873 or vol_ email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnold Lim recalls the days when noted Greater Victoria artist Ted Harrison would come into his restaurant, Korean Gardens, for dinner with his son. The two were fast friends, to the point where Harrison gave a framed print of one of his colourful paintings as a wedding gift to Lim and his wife 10 years ago. While that piece of artwork sadly was destroyed later in a flood, the Black Press freelancer and former staffer has been gifted another Harrison print. This time it’s a donation to help his fundraising efforts as a media rider on the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. “That’s pretty exciting for me,” says Lim, who leaves for Port Alice this weekend with his fellow media and police riders. “He’s just a really special guy and part of the fabric of the community in Victoria.” The print of “Land and Sea,” a 1989 work by Harrison, was donated by a Black Press staffer and framed professionally by Prestige Picture Framing Etc., located two doors away from Harrison’s former gallery space on Oak Bay Avenue. Online auction bids for the beautifully finished artwork are being accepted at vicnews.com/ contests. Bid deadline is Oct. 4. If you’d like to donate to Lim’s William Shepherd/News staff Tour de Rock fundraising efforts, or Black Press Tour de Rock rider Arnold Lim was presented any other rider, visit tourderock.ca. with a donation of a Ted Harrison print to auction in email@example.com support of Lim’s fundraising efforts.
Cops for Cancer team get royal send-off Saturday Kyle Slavin News staff
This year’s 21-member Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team will begin its twoweek fundraising journey on Saturday (Sept. 21), raising money for pediatric cancer research. The team will be sent off in style Saturday morning (Sept. 21), with a community send-off at Admirals Walk in View Royal. “Saturday’s send-off isn’t about sending the riders up-Island, it’s about
community and showing support for an important cause that can have a deep impact on communities everywhere on the Island” said Black Press media rider Arnold Lim. Lim and his fellow teammates – police officers, media members and special guests – will cycle nearly 1,100 kilometres from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4 from Port Alice to Victoria. Money raised goes to pediatric cancer research and support programs for children living with cancer. Lim says he’s looking forward to Tour, after having spent the last eight months training on the bike and fundraising.
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Power backup leaves Oak Bay in good hands New generator gives municipality insurance for disaster Don Descoteau News staff
A large metal container sits just outside the rear door of Oak Bay municipal hall. For those familiar with backup power generators, the mystery of what’s inside is easily solved. But those who haven’t encountered such mechanical beasts may be further scratching their heads, once municipal staffers cover the box with a wrap resembling the bricks on the wall behind it. The fact the district’s new reserve generator will blend into the background in no way diminishes its critical role in Oak Bay’s emergency preparedness. “This is the last piece of the puzzle as far as power infrastructure goes,” said fire chief and emergency program co-ordinator Dave Cockle. The fire hall and police station have had backup generators for years, he said, while public works has a portable unit available. The new 80-kilovolt generator, powered by a three-cylinder John Deere diesel engine, will keep systems running at the hall for three days in the event disaster strikes and severs connection to the power grid. Given that Oak Bay has shifted its emergency control centre from the fire hall to the municipal hall, this piece of insurance could make the difference in getting support where it
night to test the communications system and ensure channels to other radio operators around the region and beyond are kept open. Of course, the generator isn’t only designated for times of serious disaster. It is programmed to monitor spikes in power flow to the building, say, in a major storm, and kick in quickly during localized outages. “Twice in the past 14 months Oak Bay has had power outages lasting nine or 10 hours,” Cockle said. The $92,000 cost of the generator and its installation by Victoria’s Emery Electric came from reserve funding the district began setting aside nearly five Don Descoteau/News staff years ago. The radio improveOak Bay Fire Chief and emergency services co-ordinator Dave Cockle and Mayor Nils Jensen check out the new generator installed recently behind ments cost about $12,000, municipal hall. The generator, powered by a three-cylinder diesel engine, will but the cost of the new provide power to the hall and its emergency communication systems in the cabinet containing the radios, which hide away event of power outages or a disaster affecting the power grid. nicely at the back of the is needed, and quickly. council chambers, was said. “As the technology improves, “This is a vital component of our our ability to communicate does as covered with a donation from the infrastructure that we now have well.” Davis family. The late Jim Davis was to deal with a major disaster,” said A crew of 14 volunteer operators an avid radio operator. Mayor Nils Jensen. “In any disaster, meet in the hall every Wednesday email@example.com it’s critical that we can connect with emergency services and also with the volunteers working out in the field.” The installation of the generator coincides with the upgrading of the hall’s rooftop communication antennas and the amateur radio operations hub in the council chambers. “We can reach out further now than we ever could before,” Cockle
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in your hood neighbour Parents know if you take your child to the park they will play. If there are other children there, the children will often end up playing together and the parents watch. Why does this happen? It may surprise adults to find out the reason that many children prefer to play with other children is due to the fact that their parent(s) seemed to have forgotten how to play. Really get down and play. To prove their point, when was the last time you were rolling down a grassy hill or were “it” in a game of tag? Saanich Recreation is offering a new free program in local playgrounds to help connect families with the joy of playing together. You will play many of the games and activities kids play at camp. Let’s get together and have some laughs, fun and remind our kids we can still play. Dress for the weather and bring your enthusiasm. For more information on the Park Pursuits program check out the family section in the Saanich Active Living Guide at www.saanichrec.ca or contact Jason Jones at 250-475-5427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Celebrating a Victoria icon When a locally owned, independent business survives 50 years, it’s something to be celebrated.
When it’s a bookstore that has elegantly survived the disruptive technology of cheap online books, paperless e-books and big box stores, that sends a hopeful message – not all consumer culture has to devolve to the click of a button or exist under the glare of fluorescent lights in warehouse shopping centres. This Saturday, Munro’s Books celebrates 50 years of business. Jim Munro and his first wife Alice Munro (the author) opened in 1963 in the alley near the Odeon Theatre on Yates Street. The store has since thrived for 29 years in its current Old Town Government Street location. More akin to a small cathedral than a bookstore, the 1909 neo-classical stone building, Roman columns and arched ceilings draw locals and visitors for the architecture and atmosphere (think live string quartets at Christmas) almost as much as its selection of books, literature and obscure magazines. Those 29 years ago, Jim Munro took a big risk in rescuing and restoring the grand old building the Royal Bank covered over in 1950s banality. Book-selling isn’t a high-margin business, but Munro’s gamble has paid off in terms of its reputation as a must-see tourist venue and a place for locals to peruse the best in new nonfiction and novels. Aside from its charm and good looks, Munro’s has stayed the course in terms of stocking a smart mix of literature, non-fiction, Canadian writing and local authors on its bookshelves. At the same time it bucked the trend that suggests a bleak future for independent bookstores, Its employees are famously loyal, educated and long-standing. Some have been authors themselves or have gone on to open their own bookstores. Munro’s Books represents the best of what Greater Victorians like to see in an independent business. An architectural delight and a cultural touchstone, the city should be proud of this institution.
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Burning trash a waste of resources still send close to three quarters of Many urban areas have built or our household waste to the landare considering building wastefill. Considering each Canadian incineration facilities to generate produces close to 1,000 energy. kilograms of waste a year, At first glance, it seems that’s a lot of trash. like a win-win. You get rid Turning unsorted of “garbage” and acquire and usable trash into a a new energy source with valuable fuel commodfuel that’s almost free. But ity means communities it’s a problematic solution, are less likely to choose and a complicated issue. to reduce, reuse and Metro Vancouver has a recycle it. Burning waste facility in Burnaby and is can seem easier and less planning to build another. Toronto is also looking David Suzuki expensive than sorting, at the technology, which with Ian Hanington diverting and recycling is already being used elseScience Matters it. But once it’s burned, it can never be used for where in the region, with anything else. a plant in Burlington and Incinerating waste also comes another under construction in Clarwith environmental problems. ington. Although modern technologies The practice is especially popureduce many air pollutants once lar in the European Union, where associated with the process, burncountries including Sweden and Germany now have to import waste ing plastics and other materials still creates emissions that can contain to fuel their generators. mercury, dioxins and furans. The term “waste” is correct; As with burning fossil fuels, there’s really no such thing as garburning waste – much of which is bage. And that’s one problem with plastics derived from fossil fuels – burning it for fuel. Even those who also produces carbon dioxide and promote the technology would nitrous oxide emissions that conprobably agree that the best ways tribute to climate change. to deal with waste are to reduce, Burning waste doesn’t make it reuse and recycle it. disappear, either. Beyond the fly It’s astounding how much unnecash and pollutants released into the essary trash we create, through atmosphere, a great deal of toxic excessive packaging, planned obso“bottom ash” is left over. Metro lescence, hyper-consumerism and Vancouver says bottom ash from lack of awareness. its Burnaby incinerator is about 17 We toss out lots of items that can per cent the weight of the waste be reused, repaired or altered for burned. That ash must be disposed other purposes. As for recycling, of, usually in landfills. we’ve made great strides, but we
Incineration is also expensive and inefficient. Once we start the practice, we come to rely on waste as a fuel commodity, and it’s tough to go back to more environmentally sound methods of dealing with it. As has been seen in Sweden and Germany, improving efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle can actually result in shortages of waste “fuel”! We need to find ways to manage waste and to generate energy without relying on diminishing and increasingly expensive supplies of polluting fossil fuels. Sending trash to landfills is clearly not the best solution. But we have better options than landfills and incineration, starting with reducing the amount of waste we produce. Through education and regulation, we can reduce obvious sources and divert more compostable, recyclable and reusable materials away from the dump. It’s simply wasteful to incinerate it. It would be far better to sort trash into organics, recyclables and products that require careful disposal. We could then divert these different streams to minimize our waste impacts and produce new commodities. Organics used in biomass energy systems could offset fossil fuel use while creating supplies of fertilizers. Diversion and recycling lessen the need to extract new resources and disrupt the environment while creating more value and jobs. davidsuzuki.org.
‘It’s astounding how much unnecessary trash we create.’
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LETTERS Columnist’s views on CUPE rile reader Re: Back to school labour woes (B.C. Views, Sept. 4) What’s with Tom Fletcher’s animosity towards public education? Did he serve one too many detentions as a lad? Has he forgotten the bumper sticker, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? Not content to trash teachers, he’s now moved on to the rest of the school staff, twisting facts to suit his purposes. Here are three of the more egregious examples: (1) “Only two provincial employee groups have yet to do this [move to co-operative gains]: school support staff and teachers.” The groups have nothing to offer; but the school boards have had to repeatedly cut back district budgets. (2) “CUPE … has a sophisticated media campaign
to generate public sympathy …” This is paid for out of members’ dues; the government toots its own horn with taxpayers’ dollars. (3) Fletcher looks at CUPE benefits “on behalf of those selfemployed taxpayers who have no paid holidays, no employer pension or benefits …” Selfemployed people are that way by their own choice! And some of them do very well, financially. It must be wonderful to sit at one’s computer and trash people for a living. If Mr. Fletcher is upset about CUPE contract provisions, he must be incensed about Liberal appointees’ bonuses. Lorraine Lindsay Saanich
Smart meter opt-out leaves little choice I’m getting a little confused with B.C. Hydro. Months ago I phoned them and said I do not
want the meter changed and gave them my address in Esquimalt. I also told them that my husband and I have a house in Saanich. It’s a rental property and we didn’t want the meter changed on that one, either. The person on the line told me, “It’s up to the person that lives in the house, not you.” When I asked why, telling them that I own the house, they said, “That doesn’t matter, we don’t know if you really own the house in Saanich.” Last Friday (Sept. 13) a form came to our house in Esquimalt addressed to my father, who has not lived here for years and has given me permission to read his mail. Both his name and mine are on the B.C. Hydro bill and I legally own half the house. When I phoned B.C. Hydro again I was told they would not send me a form (requesting no smart meter) since I was not on the account, and asked me to
send the form to my father and have him sign and return it. I was also asked to get my father to phone B.C. Hydro so my name could be put on the account. That did not make sense, especially since when I get the bill in the mail my name is on it. Right now, it looks like I have no say in any of my homes. We know our renters cannot afford to pay more for their hydro and we cannot afford to pay more, so we feel we are forced to give in. Sandra Dixon, Keith McGregor Esquimalt
Hydro letter causes confusion I received my letter from B.C. Hydro laying out my options regarding smart meters. One of the last lines of the letter is, “Costs will be reviewed by the B.C. Utilities Commission.”
The B.C. Utilities Commission has a record of often adjusting the fees proposed by B.C. Hydro. The costs proposed by B.C. Hydro appear to be ridiculously high – I use approximately $30 worth of power in a two-month billing period during the summer, about $15 a month. So B.C. Hydro intends to charge me $35 to determine I owe them $15? There is a strong possibility the Utility Commission will determine the proposed B.C. Hydro fee increases are inappropriate and will order them to be lowered. If the rates may be other than the B.C. Hydro letter proposes, I can not be considered fully informed and am at a considerable disadvantage if I sign their opt-out card. I do not know what the fees will be after the B.C. Utilities Commission reviews them. Norm Ryder Saanichton
myVictoria This week’s online poll Was Adrian Dix right to step down as leader of the B.C. NDP? Yes, the party has a better chance of winning the 2017 provincial election with a different leader at the helm No, staying on would have shown solid leadership Possibly, but the party still needs to have a good hard look at itself between now and the next election Last week’s question: Will you sign the Sensible B.C. petition seeking a referendum on decriminalizing marijuana? • Yes, those caught with marijuana shouldn’t be treated like criminals (50%) • No, the current laws around all these elements should remain (43%) • Possibly, but I believe any move to decriminalize marijuana needs more discussion first (7%) – visit vicnews.com to vote
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• Weight: 166 lbs. • Height: 5’7” • DOB: Oct. 3, 1967
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Sexual assault A woman was sexually assaulted at approximately 5 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2013. She was walking in the area of Bay and Pleasant streets in Victoria when she was attacked by a stranger. The male suspect is described as possibly Caucasian, between 30 and 40 years old. He is between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall with a closely shaved head with grey hair. At the time of the attack he was wearing what was described as a black T-shirt and black pants.
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t’s hard to believe the Indigo Girls have It’s a time to catch up on sleep. never played victoria before. “baby is nine months old and she isn’t The duet of amy ray, 49, and Emily sleeping well at night. I don’t really sit down saliers, 50, have gone multiplatinum with around (atlanta) anymore.” their guitar-strumming folk music but only so if you see saliers looking sleepy-eyed came through victoria for the first time earwhile dining at rebar this weekend, you’ll lier this summer to play the vancouver Island know why. Musicfest in Comox. “We’re getting a sleep doula. sleep books, They’ll finally make their victoria debut we have those too.” on sept. 22 at the McPherson Playhouse. babies is the Indigo Girls’ theme of the Though their last album is the 2011 release year as saliers’ partner Tristin Chipman gave Beauty Queen Sister, they decided now’s the birth back in December and ray’s longtime time to do an all-Canadian tour, with 15 stops partner Carrie schrader is expecting a baby in from victoria to Halifax. November. you can just hear the cynical pub“We were in victoria and Tofino for my lic’s response typecasting the children of the 50th birthday,” saliers said. folky, left-wing promoters of gay rights and While atlanta is becoming known as an the environment. LGbT community (ranked first in 2010 and Truth is, being a parent is the same for all. ninth in 2012 in the advocate.com’s gayest Well, almost the same. cities in america) its restaurant scene, appar“I’m used to life on the road, I think my ently, isn’t as up to date. saliers is involved daughter has been on 20 flights already,” on an ownership level with atlanta restauEmily Saliers (left) and Amy Ray are the Indigo Girls. The duo brings their guitarsaliers said. “I don’t know how I could do it rant Watershed, which has a focus on locally strumming folk music to the McPherson Playhouse Sunday, Sept.22 for their first without my wife, she’s incredible. I have the sourced food, and is happy to dine on all of show in Victoria. Supplied photo. greatest partner in the world.” its southern cooking, meat included, though Chipman is part Canadian with family in she’s looking forward to eating vegetarian in alberta, where she and baby will link up with victoria. “stunning. Can’t wait to go back. and I loved rebar, I’m looking forward to eat- the tour there later this month. “I can’t wait to play more shows in the land of the greats: Joni Mitchell, Neil ing there again. We don’t have anything like it (in atlanta). It blew me away.” young, k.d. lang, and The Tragically Hip. Excellent times await this journey. It also Watershed is just another of saliers’ many endeavours as well as her political and feels like starting anew in small, intimate venues.” environmental advocacy, and successful music career. With a new baby, it’s turned Tickets are available online at www.rmts.bc.ca or by phone at 250-386-6121. the road into a place for reprieve.
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nn-Marie MacDonald’s award-winning comedy, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is coming to the Belfry Theatre, and it promises to be a crowd-pleaser. The multitalented actor, playwright, author and broadcaster is best known for her international best-selling novels Fall On Your Knees and The Way The Crow Flies and as host of CBC’s Doc Zone. And Goodnight is no exception to MacDonald’s storytelling talent. The play follows lovelorn academic Constance Ledbelly, who in her obsession with her thesis is magically transported into the middle of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. In her quest to earn the respect of her double-crossing mentor, Prof. Claude Night, Ledbelly jumps through time and space and soon discovers the characters of Romeo, Juliet, Othello, Iago and Desdemona aren’t the people she imagined them to be.
The play runs Sept. 17 to Oct. 20 and stars Daniela Vlaskalic (The Drowning Girls), Michael Dufays, Nicola Elbro, Pippa Mackie and Jameson Matthew Parker, who wowed the Belfry audience last year in his role as Mark Rothko’s assistant in Red. The Belfry is teaming up with several community partners to promote the play, including an offstage Shakespeare performance (Sept. 21) and casual lunches with Goodnight performers (Sept. 24, 27, Oct. 1 and 4) at the Greater Victoria Public Library, central branch. The Belfry will also stay open for post-play cocktails and mingling on designated nights (Sept. 24 to 28, Oct. 8 to 12), and offer a Q&A with the actors (Sept. 26). See the full event listings at belfry.bc.ca. Tickets for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) are $25 to $40 (plus GST) and available by calling 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca. email@example.com
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Visitors to Ogden Point Tuesday morning got a glimpse into the work being done in their community for those in need. Staff from roughly two dozen service providers, from Our Place to B.C. Families in Transition to Community Microlending, set up shop temporarily inside the terminal building as part of the 2013 campaign kickoff for the Greater Victoria United Way. All of the agencies are funded by United Way, and their representatives did their best to get the message across to visitors how the money they receive helps those in need. Claire Reynolds, a 40-year registered nurse who works in the intensive care unit at Victoria General Hospital, began volunteering with United Way in Grade 10 and hasn’t looked back. Her first experience as a loaned rep – employers pay their employees’ salary while they work with the organization to help guide workplace campaigns – opened her eyes to the work United Way does to target groups that do the most good
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United Way Greater Victoria board members hold a banner shouting out the 2013 goal of $6 million during a kickoff breakfast Tuesday at Ogden Point. in the community. On a tour of service provider sites, she was amazed at the army of volunteers who make things work behind the scenes
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Dr. Ross Crapo admits that he launched a free day of dental care four years ago primarily as a marketing tool. But the need was beyond what he imagined, and the most severe day-to-day dental cases didn’t come close to the suffering of Victoria’s homeless and those living in poverty. “I initially got involved with it because of the marketers. They said it would be a good way to market the practice and that’s the reason I started it,” said Crapo (pronounced Cray-po). “Then we had the experience of the first year, and we saw things we don’t normally see. “You get an appreciation for how people are suffering on a daily basis. It’s hard for the rest of us to imagine.” On Saturday, Crapo and Dr. Ngan Huynh are offering the fourth annual Dentistry from the Heart at Crapo’s office in Saanich. In three years Crapo’s team has helped 170 people living with painful cavities and rotten teeth. “We were seeing street people, single moms beaten down from demands on their time and energy with no funds,” he said. “The need is very strong in the community. Once they’re put through they’re so appreciative we’ve helped them. It’s great for them and its a wonderful experience for myself the staff and other doctors.” Clients at the free dental day tend to be the working poor, single moms and their kids, and those living on the street. About 20 volunteers manage the intake of clients and a triage process to sort the worst cases, often those who are drug addicted. “Because of a dependance on drugs, neglect and dry mouth ... decay tears the teeth apart,” Crapo says. “The nerves are in play, the abscesses and swelling makes life unbearable.”
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Saanich dentist Dr. Ross Crapo is offering free emergency dental care on Saturday for people who are suffering from tooth decay and neglect due to poverty or living on the street. The number of people treated in a day depends on the severity of the cases. If there’s smooth triage and straightforward procedures, the patient can be out in 15 minutes. Others take an hour of work. “We try to deal with the most severe abscesses and broken teeth. We’re not here for crowns and dentures. This is emergency dental care,” he said. “There are limits. If someone comes in with all their teeth rotten to the gum, we’ll remove teeth with the active abscesses and not take all the teeth out. One fellow came in last year with all his teeth rotten to the gum. We took out four teeth and he was delighted, over the moon.” Bryce Gibney, who runs the Dentistry from the Heart in Western Canada, said Crapo pioneered the program in B.C. and is its strongest supporter in Canada. The dental surgeon donates $30,000 to $40,000 worth of dentistry and staff time over the day. Thrifty Foods and Red Barn Market donate food for the volunteers.
Gibney said that anyone in dental-related pain will be treated that day, and if the problems are too widespread, Crapo will often see the person at a later date. “I’ve seen people with tooth aches for two months with their jaw infected. We get people like that in such distress but we can’t do much that day but get them on antibiotics,” Gibney said. “When the doctor brings the patient back, he will do the work. Dr. Crapo doesn’t finish Dentistry from the Heart until some weeks later.” Crapo noted that his day is an addition to the dental services offered weekly by the Cool Aid Society in downtown Victoria. “The Cool Aid Society does a great job. They are a force for good,” he said. Dentistry from the Heart is Saturday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4400 Chatterton Way, Suite 206. Call 250-383-3368 for advance scheduling. First come, first served after the first 50 scheduled appointments. See www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
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Kirby chases a loose ball against Victoria’s Wildcats during a Vikes 2-1 exhibition win in the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association at UVic on Sept. 4. onship 3-0 on a turf they’re not used to. We’ll play them (at UVic on Sept. 28 and 29) without most of their starters. Maybe we beat them and get ahead of them in the standings, but they’ll be a different team come CIS nationals, when they get their starters back,” Beecroft said. “We’ll give it our best shot.” Making the CIS nationals requires finishing first or second in the three-team Canada West conference. If not, the Vikes have an automatic berth as the hosts. “It’s what we’re working for,” Kirby said. “We don’t want to rely on the host spot. In 2009 we were a high-calibre team and still had to work hard to earn the spot. And for me, I want to earn my way in for my final year.”
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Get your wallet out if you want to watch Phil Mack during his upcoming stint playing scrum half for the Ospreys. Mack signed a short-term, four-week contract with the Ospreys of Swansea (Wales) earlier this week after a summer of tremendous success playing scrum half for Canada in the Pacific Nations Cup and RWC qualifying series versus the U.S.A. The Ospreys, of the RaboDirect Pro 12, one of the three elite pro leagues in Europe, are shown here on Sportsnet World at a
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Vikes field hockey starts CIS season fifth year player, so we’re a younger team,” Kirby said. “But we had a building year Kyla Kirby was a rookie last year and have some on defence the last time the strong new players.” Among those new players UVic Vikes field hockey team are goalie Larisa Piva and hosted the CIS nationals. It was 2009 and Kirby, just midfielders Kira Starr and 18 years old and in her first Emily Bennett. The Vikes open the Cansemester at UVic, was named the Vikes’ MVP in their defeat ada West conference season of the top-ranked Guelph with two road games against Gryphons. It was a fast start the Calgary Dinos, Saturday to Kirby’s CIS career, as she (Sept. 21) and Sunday. Last was less than five months Saturday the Vikes won 2-1 removed from graduating at over the West Vancouver Lambrick Park secondary Adanacs in the Vancouver Women’s Premier school. League. It’s the Those were busy Vikes’ second seadays for women’s son in the premier field hockey in Victoleague, which adds ria, a 16-month span playtime to the in which UVic hosted short Canada West, the 2008 women’s three-team schedfield hockey Olymule. pic qualifier series “Calgary is a litand then hosted, mus test to see and won, the 2008 Kyla Kirby where we’re at,” CIS national championship, as well as the 2009 said Vikes coach Lynn Beecroft. “We know the (UBC) national championships. “I remember playing in the Thunderbirds are going to 2009 CIS championship and I be strong but we don’t know know I watched the Vikes and what they’ll be like without Olympic qualifier in 2008 but their starters.” UBC has won nine of the it’s all kind of a blur,” Kirby last 14 CIS titles and shares said. Four years later, Kirby is much of its team with the ending her CIS career the national program. In doing same way it started, as the so, the Thunderbirds have to Vikes will host the CIS nation- go the next four weeks withals (Oct. 31 to Nov. 3) for the out eight of its players as first time since back-to-back Canada competes at the Pan years in 2008 and 2009. In American Cup in Argentina, that time Kirby’s grown into a followed by a tour to Australeadership role as co-captain lia. Meanwhile, the Vikes and with Kayleen van der Ree and has seen a lot of changes to Dinos will carry the same roster all season. her team and to the league. “The Thunderbirds are so “There were a lot of fifth years (in 2009) and here strong right now. They won we are, with me as the only the (2012) national champi-
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cost of $25 per month online or $17 per month through cable. Mack’s taking over for injured Rhys Webb, who plays No. 9 for Wales. It means time off from the Vikes, as the Oak Bay High grad and former James Bay Athletic Association joins a short list of about a dozen Canadians playing rugby for money. “This is the first time I have been looked at or been in search of a professional job,” Mack said from Wales. “I’m extremely excited that it turned out to be the Ospreys given the caliber of play. It is a proud moment and I’m going to work hard and just try and contribute as best I can.”
Pan Am Cup Vikes alumnae Danielle Hennig, Kaitlyn Williams and Thea Culley, and Oak Bay’s Maddie Secco (Stanford), are on Team Canada at the Pan American Cup in Mendoza, Argentina, Sept. 21-28. The winner earns a berth to the 2014 women’s World Cup, hosted in the Netherlands. Kathleen Leahy is the only Vike in the national program. Not selected for the Pan Am Cup, she played for Canada this summer at the Junior World Cup.
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Lak Siddartha can finally compete in front of friends and family. The longtime Victoria wrestler has helped a pair of up-Island promoters launch Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling, which debuts in Victoria at the Velox Rugby Club on Saturday (Sept. 21). The first match is 7:30 p.m. “I’m so excited, I’ve been waiting to wrestle on the Island and in Victoria for years,” Siddartha said. “We’re looking to make some interesting storylines so fans will want to come and see our product.” Siddartha will face Scotty Mac out of Surrey, one of the two main events. The other main event sees current V.I. champion B.J. Laredo of Nanaimo against Eddy Osbourne of Campbell River. “We just want to bring wrestling back here like it used to be,” said co-promoter Brent Laplante (B.J. Laredo). “The idea is to stick to four main towns, Victoria, Port Alberni, Duncan and Nanaimo, with each town getting a show every two months.” Dates are still being settled on for the next show at Velox in midNovember. The Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling promotion used to hold shows in Victoria but there has been little to none in recent years.
Phil Mack is going pro with the Ospreys of Swansea, Wales. Rugby fans will know the Ospreys as the home of legendary winger Shane Williams, who Mack, 5-foot-8, has looked up to as a role model.
Lak Siddartha Siddartha ran his own program four years ago and was part of the last pro wrestling show in Victoria, a Canadian National Wrestling Alliance event at Langford’s Luxton Hall in April 2012. “I have four shows this month and more in October, including Halloween Hell, one of the bigger draws of the year in Surrey, so it’s nice to have shows to keep me here on the Island,” Siddartha said. Saturday’s card will feature Victoria’s Pete Powers vs. Tony Baroni and a women’s match between Riea Von Slasher and Bambi Hall, with Island and mainland wrestlers Cremator Von Slasher, Ravenous Randy Myers, Moondog Manson, Krofton and more. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance, or $10 for a group of four or more, and are available by phone or at Dragon Impact (764-B Yates St.), or by calling Brent Laplante at 250619-2216. For more info visit VIprowrestling.com or visit the event’s site on Facebook. email@example.com
“I have always liked to watch Shane Williams play given the fact he was an undersized player but played above his size. A definite player that inspired me.” Already in the Ospreys dressing room are Canadians Jeff Hassler and Tyler Ardron. Mack’s former teammates are still avaible to watch live for $5 to $7 locally in Barnard Cup Island rugby union play. The UVic Vikes visit the Castaway Wanderers at Windsor Park on Saturday (Sept. 21), first division at 1 p.m. and premiers at 2:45 p.m. James Bay AA hosts the Velox Valhallians at MacDonald Park, first division at 1 p.m. and premiers at 2:45 p.m. The Velox Valkyries host Cowichan in senior women’s play, 11:30 a.m. at Velox field on Saturday while the Vikes women host Lethbridge tonight at 7 p.m. on Wallace Field.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that all persons who deem their interest in property affected by the following bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions to Oak Bay Municipal Council on the matters contained therein at a Public Hearing to be held at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, B.C., at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013. Bylaw No. 4592, Ninety-First Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw, 2013 Currently, the regulations regarding keeping poultry and bees reside in the Animal Control Bylaw. Bylaw No. 4592 would insert a number of the land use regulations in respect to keeping poultry and bees into the Zoning Bylaw. In the Bylaw, the keeping of poultry is restricted to One-Family Residential Use Zones (RS-1, RS-2, RS-3, RS-4, and RS-5), except for properties in those zones located in the Uplands where the keeping of poultry is prohibited. The Bylaw also sets out that bee hives may be kept on OneFamily Residential Use Zones as well as land zoned for Institutional Use. For both poultry and bee hives, the number permitted to be kept is based on the size of the property as laid out in the Bylaw. Siting regulations for both chicken coops and bee hives are also set out in the Bylaw. Compared to the current regulations in the Animal Control Bylaw, Bylaw No. 4592 reduces the setbacks for chicken coops and bee hives, implements a new setback for chicken coops where the property abuts a lane, and eliminates minimum lot size requirements for keeping poultry. The regulations contained in Bylaw No. 4592, along with non-land use regulations in respect to the keeping of poultry and bees, are also contained in the Animal Control Bylaw for which a companion amendment is before Council for consideration. Copies of the above-described bylaw, and all other background material which has been considered by Council may be inspected prior to the Public Hearing between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, from September 20 to September 30, 2013 inclusive, at the office of the Municipal Clerk, Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, B.C. Loranne Hilton Municipal Clerk
Rebel kickin’ it with T-Birds Travis Paterson News staff
Two weeks ago Quinn Van Gylswyk kicked a 23-yard field goal in overtime to lift the UBC Thunderbirds to victory. It was a clutch win, as Van Gylswyk kicked a 30-yard field goal with 0.6 seconds left to send the game into overtime. And it was the biggest moment of the season so far for Van Gylswyk, a former Westshore Rebels player and Spectrum Community school grad, who capped the T-Birds rally from a 27-point deficit to defeat the Alberta Golden Bears 39-36 in Edmonton. Van Gylswyk also contributed in that game with a surprise run, as the 6-foot-5, 200-pound kicker faked a punt and dashed 44 yards. Unfortunately the Thunderbirds have since dropped to 1-2 on the season. On Saturday the T-Birds let a 17-point lead slip away in a 36-32 loss to the Manitoba Bisons. Tomorrow the T-Birds play in Regina (1-2).
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UBC Thunderbirds kicker Danny Van Gylswyk kicks a field goal during CIS play earlier this season.
Rebels reload against Raiders
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The Westshore Rebels were left with just one point to ponder after the Kamloops Broncos won 37-36 over the Rebels on Saturday. It’s the Rebels’ sixth loss in seven games this season, last in the
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Home sweet homecoming for triathlete Travis Paterson News staff
Saanich triathlete Matt Sharpe is staring at a grueling two years if he wants to represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It won’t be easy, but the 22-year-old is on the right path. Last week he finished 24th at the men’s under-23 World Triathlon Grand Final championship in London, England. The only Canadian ahead of Sharpe was Alexander Hinton of Kings-
SPORTS NEWS Chargers to split squad for warmup games
The Chargers women’s basketball team will divide to conquer at St. Margaret’s School tonight (Sept. 20) to help raise funds in support of cancer research. The squads will split into two teams with the blues tipping off against the whites at 6 p.m. “Our hope is to attract a reasonable crowd to raise funds
ton, Ont., in 13th with a time of 1:44:26. Sharpe just behind him with a time of 1:45:34. Sharpe attributes his succes to spending the summer training with fellow Canadians from the national triathlon team in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. “(Own the Podium) has helped cover my pool fees, coaching fees, travel to Europe and accommodation. They see this as an important investment and they have been amazing with their support,” he said. All other expenses, including
races, are covered by Sharpe. It’s logical, he says, but becomes quite costly. He foresees spending upwards of nine months away for training and racing next year as he moves towards the goal of competing in Rio. Sharpe’s last race of the season is Oct. 13 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, afterwhich it’s his goal to find a financial partner to assist him in his campaign for Rio. “(Frist) I will take a few weeks off to appreciate some of the people and activities I’ve neglected over the past season.”
for a good cause while getting to play a game before we start our exhibition season,” Chargers head coach Brett Westcott said. Admission is by donation with all the proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation.
Royal Cougars. Hundal leads the Canada West conference with four goals, three of which are game winners. The Vikes host the UBC Thunderbirds tonight at 7:15 p.m. and Trinity Western Spartans, Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at Centennial Stadium.
Vikes midfielder second to none
Cam Hundal of the UVic Vikes men’s soccer team has been named the Canada West second star of the week for the second straight week. The third-year midfielder scored a goal in each of the Vikes wins last week, 4-2 against the Winnipeg Wesmen and 3-1 against the Mount
Braves host Comox Valley Glacier Kings
The Comox Valley Glacier Kings visit the Saanich Braves tonight at Pearkes Arena on Friday, 6:30 p.m. start. The Braves won 4-2 over the Campbell River Storm on Saturday with goals from Josh Poland, Garrett Kemmler, Jack Rachwalski and Sasha Hahn.
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VICTORIA FILM Festivalâ€™s Art of the Cocktail fund-raising event on Sat. Oct. 26 is seeking help with set-up and take down, coat check, videographer, photographers and drivers. Positions available at similar events in October. Volunteers can earn free tickets for the 2014 Festival. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269.
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ORCHID LILY, coral colour (Amaryliss) $5. Christmas cactus, $6. (250)383-5390.
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2004 TITANIUM 29E34RL (new May 2005), good condition. One slide out, rear living room with fireplace, chair, hide-a-bed couch, sliding glass doors leading to fully screened patio. Patio deck slides out from underneath. Centre kitchen, double door refrigerator, microwave, double sink. Hardwood floors, oak cabinets, washer/dryer, porcelain toilet. Ducted A/C, gas/ electric hot water with DSI. Fiberglass exterior, dual paned windows, Polar Pak insulation, power front jacks, rear stabilizers. Ideal for traveling south in winter, parking at the lake or touring. Length/benefits of 34â€™ but tows like 29â€™. $65,000 new, asking $19,900. 250-8818833, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARINE BOATS 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.
BE SURE to see First Lady before haul out Sep 30 (winter storage). Diesel 36â€™ cruiser, sleeps 5, hydâ€™s, elecâ€™s & inverted AC. Grand wheelhouse $145,000. Ph/Fx 250-2484495. $$$$ BOATS WANTED $$$$ ALSO OUTBOARDS AND TRAILERS. CASH BUYER. $$$$$ 250-544-2628 $$$$$
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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: email@example.com
2009 WINNEBAGO ERA Limited. Diesel CRD170XL, 24â€™, 15,500 miles. Original owner. Bath w/sink & shower, patio awning, A/C, furnace, propane gen., micro, TV. $71,900.00 250-752-4736 / 403-691-5639
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Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com
1741 Patly, $1,150,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033
1221 Richardson St, $905,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka, 250 384-8124
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921
510-165 Kimta, $389,999
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Scott Munro, 250 477-5353
4-4701 Lochside, $574,900 Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124
Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Patrick Skillings, 250-382-8838
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820
Sunday 2-3:30 Newport Realty Jordy Harris, 250-385-2033
Sunday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535
Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100 Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301
pg. 14 Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921
203-1110 Oscar, $329,900 pg. 17
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422
30-850 Parklands, $399,900
11-1063 Valewood, $624,900
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422
A-473 Grafton St, $519,000
405-832 Fisgard St, $276,500 pg. 12
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422
Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty VI Ray Kong, 250-590-7011
5-1027 Belmont Ave
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422
Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033
Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921
Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921
Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Bruce, 250-656-0131
Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gary Anderson, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gary Anderson, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921
Saturday 2-3:30 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242
207-2732 Matson Rd, $325,900 Wednesday-Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301
3246 Willshire, $459,000 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty VI Ray Kong, 250-590-7011
2215 Spirit Ridge Dr, $929,000 Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301
1-639 Kildew, $336,900
Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445
Thursday-Sunday 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100 Saturday 12-2 One Percent Realty Lanny Parsons, 250-514-1550
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gary Anderson, 250-744-3301
10230 Bowerbank Rd, $228,000 Wednesday - Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Bruce, 250-656-0131
891 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900 Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683
5575 Medberry Cl, $569,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736
1366 Copper Mine, $399,900
2983 Dornier Rd.
Saturday 11:30-1 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242
1001-1400 Lynburne, $799,900
476-482 Becher Bay Rd, $549,900
Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445 Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653
Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Karn Dodd, 250-479-3333
406-611 Brookside, $189,000 pg. 7
9710 Fifth St, $579,900 pg. 15
109-608 Fairway Ave, $349,900
5-9871 Second St, $589,000
306-3220 Jacklin, $338,500
3356 Summerhill, $443,000
3467 Happy Valley pg. 18
3-2365 Henry, $359,000
2042 Hannington, $749,900
2018 Bowcott Pl, $599,000
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301
593 Latoria Rd, $294,000
413-2710 Jacklin Rd, $289,000
11-10084 Third St, $475,000
13-4540 West Saanich, $375,000 Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003
5-9871 Second St, $589,000 pg. 18
4255 Moorpark, $649,000 pg. 10
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Blair Veenstra, 250-889-3926
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman, 250 592-4422
Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422
5-9871 Second St, $589,000
Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921
8-3951 Bethel Pl, $399,000
4300 Maltwood, $870,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ruth Stark, 250-477-1100
3131 Wascana Rd, $399,000
40-4360 Emily Carr Dr, $515,000
10-709 Luscombe Pl, $549,000 Sunday 3-5 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535
Saturday 2-4 JONESco. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838
Saturday 3-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588
301-1561 Stockton, $229,000
1027 Wurtele Pl, $434,900
2639 Victor St., $424,900
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124
9708 Fifth St, $569,900
29-500 Marsett Pl, $435,500
2-106-1680 Poplar, $159,900
1028 Tillicum, $449,000
304-545 Rithet St, $259,000
25-4318 Emily Carr Dr, $625,000
479 Joffre St, $479,000 pg. 12
Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Deb Anderson, 250-474-4800
Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091
264 Dutnall, $849,900 pg. 19
10453 Allbay Rd, $949,000
105-820 Short St, $339,900
211 Obed, $419,000
204-3363 Glasgow Ave, $159,900
1075 Pentrelew Pl, $649,000
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Cliff Wettlaufer, 250 589-7748
204-3206 Alder, $272,900
7-126 Hallowell, $384,900 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091
3795 Burnside Pl, $559,900
3316 Quadra St. (Sales Centre)
4-118 Aldersmith Pl, $429,900 Sunday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Chudyk, 250-477-5353
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333
1850 Midgard Ave, $420,000
Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250-661-4476
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
2513 Rothesay, $995,000
Saturday & Sunday 10-12 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301
2-331 Robert St, $344,900
Saturday 1-2 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033
1504 Lynnfield Pl, $698,000
1-1498 Admirals Rd, $85,000
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250-661-4476
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291
3-2020 White Birch Rd, $335,000
25-1480 Garnet, $409,900
982 Mckenzie Ave, $299,900
304-2920 Cook St, $289,900
Thursday 4-6 pm DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033
5098 Clutesi St.
1255 Richardson St, $849,000
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422
3-2563 Millstream, $310,000
10500 McDonald Park, $585,000
3820 Gordon Head, $599,000
919 St Patrick, $729,000
733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)
Sunday 2-3:30 Newport Realty Jordy Harris, 250-385-2033
2228 Tashy Pl, $629,900
2438 Lincoln Rd, $688,000 Sunday 1-3 JONESco. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838
4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900
403-1050 Park, $269,900
Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Mac Nanton 250 686-3200
201-9820 Seaport, $519,500
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291
Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Jasmine Parsons, 250 727-8437
Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124
308-1521 Church, $229,000
2053 Carnarvon, $519,000
801-325 Maitland, $359,900
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301
9178 Mainwaring, $549,900
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921
307-1618 North Dairy, $359,500
2166 Central, $629,000
306-373 Tyee Rd, $509,000
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Michael McMullen, 250-881-8225
16-1020 Richardson, $739,900
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Sherry Moir, 250-655-0608
4013 Gordon Head Rd, $515,000
1-1001 Terrace Ave, $409,000
Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Mariann Abram 250 884-6796
405-1687 Poplar Ave, $335,000
606 Speed Ave, $215,000 pg. 11
106-1035 Sutlej, $619,900
Saturday 1:30-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Bonnie Johnston, 250 744-3301
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250 477-7291
Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jim Fields, 250 384-8124
1542 Clawthorpe Ave, $424,900
Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528
309 Kingston St, $779,000
201-1120 Fairfield Rd, $334,900
Saturday 10-11:30 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478
7-1115 Craigflower, $489,900
Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124
213 Carmanah, $459,900 pg. 5
Saturday 1-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588
527 Bickford, $529,900 pg. 21
Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808
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Farming hard, but rewarding venture
Writer relates trials of going back to the land Kyle Slavin News staff
Heather Hughes once had a farm. E-IE-I-O. And on that farm she had llamas and alpacas, an acre of lush kiwi vines, raspberry bushes as far as the eye could see, a greenhouse full of beautiful alstroemeria, beds burgeoning with fresh vegetables and memories to last a lifetime. It was 1996 when Hughes and her then-husband were looking for a new home, a quiet place with a yard where their young daughter Robyn could play. And it just so happened that they found what they were looking for in a small farm on the Saanich-Central Saanich border. “My husband was not convinced that we could pull it off, and I was absolutely convinced we could. … I was a management consultant at the time, and I was at that stage in my career where I was a little restless, I was ready for some change,” Hughes says. “So I told all my clients I’m taking a different direction with my life. It’s a full-time job to run a farm.” Hughes and her family made the move from urban to rural Saanich in December 1996. She traded business suits for gumboots and made the most of the experience. “It was way more expensive than we ever planned to spend, but there were all sorts of revenue streams. There was a greenhouse, there was a woodworking shop. There were things that we deemed would make it affordable,” Hughes says. “And my husband had a good job in town, so the stability of his employment would kind of support us in the initial stages when we got it up and running.” Less than five months after embarking on this endeavour, Hughes and her husband split up, leaving her a single mom with no steady income and a seven-acre farm to tend to. “I’m not a quitter. I’m the kind of per-
Dianne McKerrell Oliver Sommer, Director, Advertising Sales for Black Press Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Dianne McKerrell as Advertising Consultant for Oak Bay News and Tweed Magazine.
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Saanich resident Heather Hughes quit her consulting job in 1996 and left urban Saanich to buy a farm near Bear Hill. After five years of ups and downs, she sold the farm and returned to the familiar city life. Hughes recently published a book, Living in Paradise, recounting the stories that came from her career and lifestyle change. son that says, ‘Okay, life’s thrown me this curve ball, now what are you going to do about it?’ I rolled up my sleeves and went on with it. I thought initially, ‘I can keep this place going. I’ll show him,’” Hughes says. She found ways to make money from the farm. She began inviting school groups to the property to teach them about animals, organic farming or irrigation. She also opened the farm to the public on Sundays and let people pick their produce straight out of the ground. Hughes and her daughter stayed on the farm for five years until it wasn’t making sense financially to remain, so she sold it and returned to an urban lifestyle. But the time spent at Ladybug Farm was memorable and life-changing, she says. “For me, it’s a sense of pride. I did it, I took a risk, I worked very hard at it. Some might say I was not successful, I say I was very successful. I rolled up my
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sleeves and I tackled things that I really didn’t have the expertise on and I realized I can do this,” she says. Successful or not, Hughes says she wouldn’t do it again if she had the chance. Her advice for people who are looking for some tranquil acreage in the country: don't buy a farm. “When you move into a farming area, there’s a lot of unexpected things that can happen. We can have torrential rain for a long period of time – that's going to destroy your crops you're counting on. “You have to be really resilient and you have to be really flexible, and able to cope with so many things that are beyond your control.” Hughes recently published Living in Paradise, detailing ups and downs from her first year owning the farm. The book is available at Ivy’s Book Shop in Oak Bay and Tanner’s Books in Sidney, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
Previously the Moderation Team Lead at UsedEverywhere.com, a subsidiary of Black Press, Dianne’s new role will bring her back to the community newspapers. She will be working with Oak Bay businesses to tailor marketing and advertising programs to suit their unique needs in both print and digital platforms. Dianne joined Black Press in 2012 as the Marketing Coordinator after completing her BBA Marketing Communication Management. A long time Oak Bay resident, Dianne brings a passion for the community, knowledge of the people and events that make Oak Bay special, and experience in the local market. In addition to her professional achievements, Dianne has recently completed the Leadership Victoria program and has volunteered with a number of community groups including; Victoria Conservatory of Music, SALTS Sail and Life Training Society as well as The Victoria Foundation. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with more that 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio.
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
REGARDING THE OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT
Oak Bay Municipal Council’s Committee of the Whole will be holding a special meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Oak Bay High School. Issues to be discussed include parking and lighting, school pathways and their connections to District of Oak Bay infrastructure, vehicular ingress and egress, and access to the general area. Other related issues of interest to the community may also be discussed. As background to some of these issues, the Committee will also be considering the Oak Bay High School transportation study documents, and input from various bodies on those documents. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the discussion at the upcoming meeting as follows: Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Location: Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue Time: 7:00 P.M.
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Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with photojournalist Arnold Lim on the 21-member tour team as a media rider. Follow Arnold’s personal story of training for the Tour and the ride itself at tourderock. ca under the blog posts, or on Twitter at @arnoldlimphoto. ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 21 and ends Friday, Oct. 4 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations can be made at copsforcancer.ca FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, photos and videos, go to:
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Training for the Tour de Rock may be more daunting than the actual tour, but riders Donna Fraser and Mike Oliver are gearing up for the challenge. And both riders are thrilled their spouses are so supportive. Learning to clip into peddles on a bicycle was the first skill novice rider Donna Fraser learned for the 2013 Tour de Rock. “I’d never clipped into peddles before, it took a tumble or two to get it, but I don’t think I will go back now,” she said. The West Shore RCMP auxiliary constable is no stranger to the tour, – her husband, West Shore RCMP Const. Rod Fraser, was a tour rider in 2011. “As an alumni rider I can come out on the training rides,” Rod said. “It’s really neat to see her doing it.” Rod trains with the team whenever he isn’t working. “He’s awesome to have supporting me, especially knowing he’s done it before,” Donna said. “He has helped me tremendously and he’s been an awesome support.” Before being accepted for the Tour team, neither Rod nor Donna were avid cyclists, but the couple has found a passion for cycling and say it’s something they will continue to do together after the Tour. “I know what she’s going through as far as training is going,” Rod said. “Right now they are training her for the physical aspects but nothing can prepare you for the emotional part. For me it was very emotional.”
Tour de Rock team members Sgt. Mike Oliver, military police, and West Shore RCMP auxiliary officer Donna Fraser have found strong fundraising support from their spouses. Arnold Lim/News staff
Meanwhile, Sgt. Mike Oliver is happy to have a stable posting at CFB Esquimalt as a military police officer. A 16-year military veteran who joined the police in 2002, he has spent much of career deployed overseas, including hotspots like Bosnia and Afghanistan. This year he joined the tour as he was fortunate enough to be in the country and was eager to take part. “I’ve spent a lot of my time deployed and I have been helping people abroad,” Oliver said. Oliver’s wife Tracey has been
instrumental in his fundraising. “This has been for her as much of a journey as it’s been for me,” he said. “She’s been on board with every fundraiser. She’s been in the dunk tank and done car washes.” Mike’s fundraisers have been so successful he reached his initial goal of $5,000 months ago. He doubled his goal to $10,000 and just surpassed that one too. Oliver has always led an active lifestyle through running, going to the gym and playing hockey. This is the first time he’s ever spent so much time training on a bike.
“Riding in a group setting isn’t the same as just riding on the road. You really have to pay attention to what you are doing,” he said. The 2013 Tour de Rock team began training in March and has trained hard three days a week working on hills, speed and distance training. Originally from Ottawa, training for the Tour has been a way for Mike to explore Greater Victoria and have a chance to see Vancouver Island tip-to-tip. “I’ve never been past Courtenay,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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