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Apple enthusiasts endeavour to regrow and preserve the legacy of heritage apple trees on Department of National Defence land. Just in time for fall to descend, DND OK’d the municipality to restore the orchard planted by Metchosin pioneer Robert Weir. The 19 heritage trees are on 7,900 square metres of land off William Head Road next to the correctional facility. Weir sailed to Metchosin from England in 1853 and purchased the land from the Hudson Bay Company. “This will help preserve the heritage apples here in Metchosin,” said Coun. Larry Tremblay standing in Weir’s Orchard. “This is the earliest land the Hudson Bay Company could sell as private lots.” Later the land was used as a quarantine station for Chinese labourers before being used by DND. The apple trees remained a constant, surviving to today produce big, round, shiny, red apples. When Dan O’Connell, president of the Metchosin Pomological Society, discovered it years ago, he felt compelled to preserve the 160-year-old trees, their fruit and their legacy. The trees planted in 1856, are nearly at the end of their lifespan.

O’Connell plans to take healthy young branches to graft onto new trunks to duplicate the trees. He’ll combine the branch and trunk, bind them and then seal with wax. The connecting of cambium, a thin layer under the bark, is what eventually helps grow a new tree. “It’s a real art and it needs to be cut at the right angle for it to match,” O’Connell said. “You have to make sure you wrap it well, because as soon as you plant it a big fat bird will sit on it and could ruin your graft.” Grafting offers a higher success rate than planting seeds. “If you take an apple seed and plant it you have a one in 1,000 or 10,000 chance of it growing,” O’Connell said. So far he has three unsuccessful grafts, but he plans to try again next spring. Volunteers will also prune the trees, and help prevent disease and pests in the orchard. “We have to cut off the branches of the trees with tent caterpillars on them and then burn them,” said O’Connell. Inmates from the William Head Institution will help on the project by reducing invasive species in the orchard including Scotch broom and blackberries. Charla Huber/News staff

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Dan O’Connell, president of the Metchosin Pomological Society, shakes some apples out of a tree at Weir’s Orchard. O’Connell will help preserve the 160-year-old orchard now that the District of Metchosin has been given access to trees on Department of National Defence land.

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ndividuals, families and businesses from around the world are getting ready to Scissor-wielding shake, rattle and roll for aOct fun1 earthquake PARENTS: From - Oct 31, save your Westshore Town Centre receipts, write the name of your elementary school on the back, and deposit them in the ballot man robs store preparation event. box near Coles. One dollar $1000. Shore RCMP are View Royal Fire Rescue is among the equals Greaterone point and the elementary school with the most points wins! Winning school receives $1500. Runner Up receivesWest reviewing video footage Victoria participants using the event as an Plus... Random Draw... winning school receives $700. Fromabout Oct 1the - Oct 31, save your Westshore Town Centre receipts, write the name of your elementary school on the back, and deposit them in the ballot after a View Royal Mac’s opportunity to PARENTS: teach people imporbox near dollar one point and the elementary school with the most points wins! Winning school receives $1500. Runner Up receives $1000. convenience store was tance ofColes. beingOne ready for equals If you dropthe thisyour colouring sheet to Coast Capital Savings -the Westshore Town Centre, the ballot by October 31, them in the robbed PARENTS: 1 - Oct 31,offsave Westshore Town Centre receipts, write name your elementary on theboxback, and deposit ballotaround 4 a.m. Plus... Random Draw... winning schoolofreceives $700.or inschool “big one.”From Oct Tuesday. “It’s really some If you drop offthe colouring sheet towith Coast Capital Savings -Pennies Westshore Town Centre, yourequals childone might beand one ofthis10 creative kids who willthe win 25-Hundred from Coast Capital Savings! box near Coles.gaining One dollar point elementary school most points wins! Winning school receives $1500. Runner Up receives $1000. A man walked into the momentum,” said Lt. Troy or in the ballot box by Oct 31,your child might be one of 10 creative kids who Admirals Road store with Plus... Random Draw... winning school receives $700. Mollin, emergency program will win 25-Hundred Pennies from Coast Capital Savings! a pair of scissors as a officer for the department. weapon and demanded “It’s a great opportunity to If you drop off this colouring sheet to Coast Capital Savings - Westshore Town Centre, or in the ballot box by October 31, money, police said. keep the procedure fresh in The suspect is your child might be one of 10 creative kids who will win 25-Hundred Pennies from Coast Capital Savings! people’s minds.” described as CaucaOn Thursday, Oct. 17 at sian, five-foot-seven to 10:17 a.m. participating counfive-foot-10, slender to tries from around the world, medium build, with a and particularly up and down Kyle Wells pock-marked face. Scisthe coast of North America, Reporting sors and a plaid jacket PARENTS: From Oct 1 - Oct 31, save your Westshore Town Centre receipts, write the name of your elementary school on the back, and deposit them in the ballot will pretend to be in an earthwere found in nearby box near Coles. One dollar equals one point and the elementary school with the most points wins! Winning school receives $1500. Runner Up receives $1000. quake and practise the proper response. bushes. Plus... Random Draw... winning school receives $700. The event has been running since 2011 in B.C. and since 2008 in Southern California, If you drop off this colouring sheet to Coast Capital Savings - Westshore Town Centre, or in the ballot box by October 31, Kyle Wells/News staff Car break-ins where it began. In the years since, it has grown your View Royal Fire Rescue’s Lt. Troy Mollin is encouraging residents to get involved with the child might be one of 10 creative kids who will win 25-Hundred Pennies from Coast Capital Savings! spike in Colwood in both the number of individual participants Great B.C. Shake Out, a mass mock earthquake drill Oct. 17. and countries. A Shake Out is now held in West Shore RCMP To take part in the Great B.C. Shake Out, from walking away with the shaking, and use places as far away as New Zealand, Japan and remind residents to lock register as an individual, family or company your other arm to cover your face and neck. Puerto Rico. vehicles and bring in valuables after a spurt of online and then participate to whatever extent Once the shaking stops, count to 60 before As part of the event, firefighters from the thefts in Colwood. desired. CFAX 1070 plans to broadcast the fake coming out. View Royal department will go to schools to The detachment got quake, so tune in for the cue, or create your “That gives you time to let things settle,” refresh students on earthquake safety. As well, nine reports on Monday own. Mollin said. “Take a moment.” they’ll run their own drill on the day of the of vehicles entered and As a firefighter, Mollin knows well how At that point leave the building and head to event and spearhead a tabletop exercise of items stolen including a important preparation is to be ready for when your predetermined meeting spot. View Royal’s emergency response. Dell laptop, three pairs of real emergencies strike. Those willing to take the next step should When a quake strikes, it’s important for Oakley sunglasses, wal“Practice helps those life-saving skills people to get underneath something sturdy for take a look around their home and think about let, GPS unit, cell phone, how to secure objects that are potentially dan- become second nature,” he said. “People tend protection. an MP3 player and cash. to freeze or freak out. The more you practise, gerous during a quake. “Something very close by. A table is ideal,” RCMP ask anyone with the less chance that will kick in.” “The main thing that injures or kills people Mollin said. information to call are the things in your home,” Mollin said. Hold on to one of the table legs to stop it 474-2264 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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West Shore Parks and Recreation is fishing out a new name for its 3,000-spectator arena built in 2004. Currently known as Bear Mountain Arena, the Colwood rink is home to Grizzlies in the winter (B.C. Hockey League) and Shamrocks (Western Lacrosse Association) in the summer. “The arena is a sought-after destination for hockey and lacrosse but also accommodates a variety of concerts, tradeshows, large conferences and specialty sporting events … imagine having your business name attached to that,” said Linda Barnes, administrator for West Shore Parks and

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Patrice Plank, a featured artist at the Sooke Harbour House for October and November, scratches images of two great blue herons on clayboard in her Metchosin home.

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said Plank indicating a piece atrice Plank loves a simtitled “For Life” showing a fample black background. ily of four eagles. The artist adds intricate “I follow my heart, scratches I have really tried to and detailed white develop my own style,” herons emerge from she said. the clayboard. Her canvas is a Plank, a showmasonite board covcase artist at Sooke ered with white clay Harbour House for covered in a layer of October and Novemblack Indian ink. ber, has spent more “I lightly scratch at than a decade the surface with denetching out nature tal tools, Exacto knife pieces. Charla Huber or anything small and Wildlife and Reporting sharp, but it doesn’t nature are Plank’s sound romantic when favourite inspirayou say it like that,” Plank said. tions, often relaying moments Once the image is scratched with owls, humming birds and onto the board, Planks adds just eagles witnessed outside her a touch of colour using acrylic Metchosin home. paint. “I’ve seen bald eagle pairs Originally working in oil and teaching their babies to fly,”

acrylics, she went to a friend’s house one day and admired what she learned was scratch art. “I went out and bought some clayboard the next day and started,” Plank said. “I did oil painting for years and I really love adding detail to my pieces, but I was never satisfied with the level of detail I was getting.” Using depth and texture techniques, Plank feels she has found the level she always strived for. Plank is a full-time artist with work in several galleries in Greater Victoria. Her two-month showcase in Sooke begins with a reception Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sooke Harbour House, 1528 Whiffin Spit. Rd. in Sooke.

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Young and not-as-young join forces to build a future Cadets invite public to see the new, revisit history at open house this weekend Christine van Reeuwyk

Honouring the past n The new building will be called Shopa Stores, after John Shopa, a former Juan de Fuca branch president and one of the seven individuals who organized the purchase of the facility in 1988.

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Coun. Larry Tremblay takes a bite of a gigantic wolf river apple in a Metchosin orchard. The Metchosin Apple Festival is Oct. 6.

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et double the fruit this weekend in Metchosin. Celebrate the deep rich blackberries at the Blackberry Festival at St. Mary of the Incarnation Church. The popular frozen unbaked pies made with Mechosin-picked berries and Royal Bay Bakery pastry dough will be up for sale. “Last year we sold out in one hour,” said Shirley Sitemen, recCharla Huber tor’s warden of the Reporting church. Preserves and baking will also be on sale along with blackberry and other teas plus coffee and blackberry scones with whipped cream. The Blackberry Festival runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4125 Metchosin Rd. On Sunday the Metchosin Apple Festival takes root on the municipal grounds and Metchosin Community House. There will be an apple identification booth where people can bring samples of their apples and learn the variety. “Bring three apples in a paper bag so we can write on it,” said Dan O’Connell, volunteer co-ordinator of the festival. The event includes demonstrations on how to make apple cider, fruit leather and apple sauce as well as workshops throughout the day. Apples, trees and baked goods will all be for sale. Make-your-own apple crumble will also be an option. Children’s activities include face painting and apple stamping. The Apple Festival is Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4450 Happy Valley Rd. Your Sight Is Our Vision

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Paying the price for infrastructure Most residents in Greater Victoria want public swimming pools that aren’t rusting, fire halls that won’t collapse in an earthquake, and bridges and roads that aren’t crumbling. Those are normal expectations for a relatively wealthy urban centre, but the repair bill faced by Victoria property owners is beyond daunting. The City of Victoria’s asset management report released this week outlined the crisis faced by taxpayers: tens of millions of dollars are needed in a few short years to repair and upgrade amenities like the Crystal Pool, the Bay Street Bridge and the main Victoria fire hall. That doesn’t include niceties like bike lanes or imposed projects like regional sewage treatment, which on its own promises colossal tax hikes. The City of Victoria’s asset management report focuses on its own municipality, but it provides an illuminating reality check for our entire region. Each Capital Region municipality faces increasing pressure to provide services and amenities, to keep roads, bridges and parks in good standing, while keeping property tax hikes in check. Easier said than done. Most municipalities have more infrastructure maintenance at any given time than they can afford. Unlike their provincial and federal counterparts, municipalities can’t run deficits just to meet general operation costs, although they can borrow funds for specific capital projects. There’s also no economic boom on the horizon that municipalities can bank on (again unlike the province and its plans to capitalize on liquid natural gas). As pointed out by Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation: “it’s a bad time to be a Victoria property taxpayer.” Looming tax increases from regional sewage will likely max out residents’ taxation capacity for years to come. Given the limited leeway for municipalities to raise revenue, the province should give serious consideration to a Union of B.C. Municipalities proposal to share more revenue with cities during economic boom times. That could be one part of the solution. In the meantime, municipal politicians and citizens across Greater Victoria will face difficult choices on what gets fixed and what gets deferred to the tax bill of future generations. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to



Universal health-care proposition the new ‘red scare’ for America Barack Obama from introducing a Some of our neighbours to the medicare bill so badly that they’ll south did everything they could hold the operation of the U.S. this week to prevent the great government for ransom. republic from being tainted by Drop the health-care universal health care. provisions of the budget They forced the closure or the Republicans will of parts of the American shut down major portions government, starting of the federal government with the operation of the by refusing to pass the national parks. budget bill. “America’s greatest Only in America. idea” will pay the price for The Republicans those who would tarnish have agreed (amongst the braintrust of freedom themselves) to a plan that with socialist notions Alistair Taylor would fund government from the north. operations in return for Extend medical benefits Out on a Limb delaying the health-care to everybody! Indeed. provisions for a year. From my cold, dead The president doesn’t want to do fingers. If you can’t afford medical this because health care reform is a benefits, then, well … die. major component of his legislative What is it about universal plan, a plan which the election health care that scares politically campaign was partly fought on. conservative Americans? Is it such You know, the election that the a bad thing? I mean we’re not Republicans lost. It’s not just in talking about allowing, well, I don’t Campbell River where the losers of even want to say what unsavory an election think they still have the behaviours we could draw right to dictate how the city should disturbing comparisons with. be run. I don’t understand it, but if I So, the Republicans are willing to follow the “logic,” the issue goes shut down non-essential services something like this: (like national parks because some Conservative Republicans – as people think national parks aren’t opposed to regular Republicans, essential) in order to prevent I guess – want to stop President

health-care reform. Okay, I get it that universal health care is expensive. But whenever you discuss government spending in the U.S., you can always fall back on that dependable old saw, “If the U.S. government just gave health care (or insert any program) a portion of the money it spends on the military …” It’s not the sustainability debate that puzzles me, it’s the vehemence with which opponents in the U.S. view health care. It’s the red scare of the 21st century, which, of course, has been raging since, well, the red scare of the 1950s and ’60s. It’s an ideological issue. Why do health-care opponents not want to offer health services to all or most of the U.S. citizens who can’t afford it? Why is that such a bad thing? Of course, the fear for Canadians about Republican antics is that our Conservatives start to get funny ideas. Luckily of course, we don’t have to shut down the federal government to get our way, the prime minister just has to prorogue Parliament. Alistair Taylor is editor of the Campbell River Mirror.


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More walkable communities add to affordability Re: Cost of living weighs heavily on Greater Victoria residents ( On Tuesday, housing affordability and the inherent cost of living were identified as top concerns of residents of the Capital Region. However, this region is not unique in identifying this concern in North America. Many individuals and governments are missing out on opportunities to reduce their respective operating costs. One of the most overlooked

aspects of why we have so much debt is our desire to have the suburban lifestyle with two or more cars. With urban sprawl we have created a situation where we need to drive to conduct our daily activities. A recent StatsCan report indicated that in Canada we spend 18 per cent of our disposable income just on transportation and a further 30 per cent on housing that often exceeds our size needs. What if we lived in more compact communities with higher density,

had more affordable transportation and lived in domiciles that match the size of our families and needs. This is the norm in Europe and Asia, where they spend much less on moving goods, services and people. The International Association of Public Transport indicates that in European and Asian countries, five to eight per cent of GDP is spent on transportation, respectively. We spend 13 per cent in North America. Average household debt in

Readers respond: 9/11 theory debunked Taking aim at reader’s 9/11 building theory Re: 9/11 explanation needs to be revisited (Letters, Sept. 27) I was disappointed to learn that the stale and long debunked conspiracy theory regarding the collapse of World Trade Center Tower 7 appears to remain alive and well. It is difficult to know where to begin, but I shall address three of the fallacies raised by Mr. Burchill’s credulity as follows: 1) “During Tower 7’s collapse, characteristics of controlled demolition were plainly evident.” Not so. The tower did not, as claimed, “collapse into its own footprint;” quite the contrary in fact. In actuality, it tilted and twisted to one side as it fell and parts of the building severely damaged two neighbouring buildings. 2) “… scientists found residue of the type of explosives and incendiaries used in controlled demolitions …” Mr. Burchill fails to point out that his fellow conspiracy theorists claim that thermite, or a derivative, (thermate, nanothermite etc.) was used in order to

topple the tower quietly. Thermite, although its ignition is extremely hot, is simply not practical for carrying out a controlled demolition and there is no documentation of it ever having been used for that purpose. 3) “The tower fell straight down into its own footprint, at free-fall acceleration …” Again, simply not true; at the start of the collapse, materials fell at no more than two-thirds gravity (32 feet per second/per second) and by the end of the event at barely one-third g. As stated, the foregoing addresses only three of the many flaws in Mr. Burchill’s argument. For those people who are interested in learning more about this topic, I recommend a succinct argument of the issue, “The 9/11 Truth Movement: The Top Conspiracy Theory a Decade Later,” by Dr. Dave Thomas. It appears in the July/August 2011 edition of The Skeptical Inquirer, from which elements of my letter have been shamelessly paraphrased. John C. Simpson Oak Bay

Canada hit a new high of almost 170 per cent of disposable income in 2012, a sizeable jump from 150 per cent in 2010, StatsCan reported. Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney also warned about the dangers that household debt poses to the economy going forward. We can improve our economic and physical health by creating more compact walkable communities. The choice is ours. Avi Ickovich Langford


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ome of the best opening scenes are in James Bond thrillers, so it’s fitting that the Vic Theatre’s official relaunch as the home for Victoria Film Festival programming features the 1965 James Bond classic, Thunderball on Saturday night. The theatre has been open since VFF took over in 2011, but screenings were on select dates. With the relaunch, the theatre will have a screening every night and will continue to be available for rentals. VFF director Kathy Kay said there is increasPHOTO SUPPLIED ing demand in Victoria The 1965 James Bond thriller Thunderball is the first in a series of films being shown at for indie films, which the Vic Theatre beginning on Saturday night. (Inset) VFF director Kathy Kay. prompted the change. “We normally screen sions, which has been the case since VFF took over the films during the film festival and we are finding that we theatre. are doing more throughout the year,” she said, adding “There are enough places screening mainstream, films about the environment, Buddhism and cycling are Hollywood stuff,” Kay said. “There is a need for a place popular among Victoria’s indie film goers. “We felt it to screen something different.” would be good to encourage that (demand), and that’s Upcoming films include Blackfish, a documentary when it started to make sense to show these films daily.” about former Oak Bay resident Tilikum, an orca whale The majority of the films screened in the past have responsible for three deaths; The Act of Killing and been independent, including foreign movies and docuComputer Chess, as well as the International Buddhist mentaries, which will continue. Hollywood-type films will Film Festival. also be screened, but it will be rare and on special occaThe lobby has been redone and a new logo has been

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BESHARAM -(Empire 6) This Bollywood-style romantic comedy from India features a delightful rascal of a fellow who lives in a Delhi orphanage …and steals cars to help support his struggling home. ENOUGH SAID -(Odeon) The latest from delightfully quirky writerdirector Nicole Holofcener (Please Give, Friends With Money) features a divorced woman who sets her sights on a man – only to learn that he is the ex-husband of her new gal pal. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener and, sigh, the late James Gandolfini. GRAVITY -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Empire Uni 4/Westshore) Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a brilliantly-reviewed drama about two astronauts aboard a space station who survive an accident only to find themselves drifting helplessly through deep space. PARKLAND -(Empire 6) Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti star in a drama that recreates the chaos that erupted at Parkland Hospital in Dallas the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. RUNNER RUNNER -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Westshore) A smart college student with a knack for gambling (Justin Timberlake) hooks up with a sinister offshore entrepreneur (Ben Affleck) who runs an online poker empire from a

FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES -(2 pm) KENYA: ANIMAL KINGDOM -(11 am, 3 pm) ★★★½ PACIFIC RIM -(Fri.-Sat & Thurs., 8 pm; Sun.-Wed., 7 pm) ★★★½ SHACKLETON’S ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE -(Fri.Sat. & Thurs.: noon, 5 pm, 7pm & Sun.-Wed.: noon, 5 pm) TITANS OF THE ICE AGE -(10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm)


MOVIE MONDAY - is screening Revolution, the latest from documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart (Sharkwater); his sophomore film is more ambitious but less successful as it presents a wide-ranging argument about how fossil fuels are killing the oceans – and will soon be literally killing us. Green Party MLA and climate scientist Andrew Weaver will present the film. 6:30 pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595-FLIC. moviemonday. ca. AWARENESS FILM NIGHT -opens its 19th season with The Sacred Science, a documentary about eight people with supposedly “incurable” diseases who went to Peru for a last-chance encounter with medicine men of the Amazon rainforest. WEDNESDAY, October 9, 7 pm, Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Road.


Cinecenta at UVic screens its films in the Student Union Building. Info: 721-8365. ★★★★ BLACKFISH -(Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5: 3:00, 7:15, 9:00) Nothing but

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praise has greeted this powerful and engaged documentary about captive Orcas and how places like SeaWorld are probably driving them insane. See review in the monthly Monday Magazine. ★★½ DESPICABLE ME 2 -(Sat.Sun., Oct. 5-6: 1:00 matinee) The 2010 original, about a loathsome criminal mastermind who was reformed by the love of three young orphan girls, was a goofy delight. The sequel, although still clever, is much more scattershot, with an unimaginative plot and unwelcome dashes of mean spiritedness. Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Russell Brand supply the voices. BRAVE STORY / ALWAYS -(Sun., Oct. 6: 5:30 / 7:35) This free doublebill of Japanese films begins with an animated adventure featuring a young boy who enters a fantasy world with plans of altering his real-life destiny. The second feature focuses on two different households in the lead-up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. ★★★½ MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING -(Mon., Oct. 7: 7:00, 9:10) Talented director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) takes on the Bard with a modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with very different ideas about life and love. This is a sharp, funny and engaging bit of filmmaking. ★★★ THE GRANDMASTER -(Tues.-Wed., Oct. 8-9: 7:00, 9:10) Art film auteur Kar Wai Wong (In The Mood For Love) directs his first martial arts epic with this absorbing, gorgeously filmed account of the legendary martial-arts teacher Ip Man (who coached Bruce Lee). Starring the great Tony Leung (Hero) and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger,

Hidden Dragon). GIRL RISING -(Thurs., Oct. 10: 7:00 only) This special screening features a documentary on the power of education to change girls’ lives – and thereby potentially transform the world. Sponsored by the Didi Society. A panel discussion will follow the screening.


The newly-reopened Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas Street. Info: ★★★ THUNDERBALL -(Sat., Oct. 5: 7:00) Hit the surf with Sean Connery as superspy 007, in a classic Bond film from 1965 set in the Bahamas. ★★★★ BLACKFISH -(Sun.-Mon., Oct. 6-7: 7:00) Nothing but praise has greeted this powerful and engaged documentary about captive Orcas and how places like SeaWorld are probably driving them insane. DIGITAL DHARMA -(Tues., Oct. 8: 7:00) The Vic starts its International Buddhist Film Festival with this American documentary about the effort to rescue the written legacy of the Tibetan culture by digitizing and translating 20,000 volumes of Tibetan literature. SHUGENDO NOW -(Wed., Oct. 9: 7:00) This documentary explores Shugendo Practice, spiritual exercises that are also extremely physical and derive from a deep desire to protect nature and the environment. AMONGST WHITE CLOUDS -(Thurs., Oct. 10: 7:00) This documentary, filmed on location in China, offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Buddhist hermit monks.


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lthough it’s hard to get all that excited about the newest film from Oscarwinning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, I’m So Excited! is a fun trip. Socially transgressive, shot in crayon colours and featuring outrageously campy performances and zesty pop music, it’s an amusing echo of his provocative 1980s output. Mostly set aboard a passenger jet that has to make an emergency landing it may not survive, Excited has an interesting cast of characters who slowly get out of control. Leading the way is a trio of gay stewards who serve all the business-class passengers a highly alcoholic punch augmented with several caps of mescaline to lighten the mood. Whether it’s the aging dominatrix who fears assassination because she’s a blackmail threat to her coun-

try’s most powerful men, or the bisexual pilot who’s been carrying on with the lead steward, this plane is carrying lots of secret … and a full cargo of crazy. Several storylines are slowly fleshed out, amidst lots of sexually explicit shenanigans that are vintage Almodovar, most riotously when the trio of cabin attendants play the Pointer Sister’s I’m So Excited over the P.A. while exuberantly miming the song like transvestite cabaret performers. The movie is a cheeky salute to human sexuality (and, being by Almodovar, could just as easily have been titled I’m So Gay!). Funny but also a bit forgettable, Excited is a minor satirical work by a major director. That said, the performances are uniformly excellent, and the direction and visual flair are classic Almodovar. Be aware, though, that conservative-minded viewers may be discomfited by the film’s gleefully uninhibited sexual content. Rating: ★★★

PERFECTlY POTABlE: With Almodovar in mind let’s uncork a Dinastia Vivanco 2008, a plummy Rioja from Spain’s best wine-producing region. After 16 months of aging in heavily toasted oak barrels, this supple, medium-bodied red is a classic, with notes of cinnamon, chocolate and coffee emerging from a ripe core of black cherry and black currant fruit. Worth the splurge at $21.



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ow celebrating its 36th year, Creative Craft Fairs remains one of Vancouver Islands’ finest and most established fairs and attracts thousands of visitors looking for exciting handmade and imported gifts for the holiday season. Coordinator Deanna Walters invites you to start your Christmas shopping. She is thrilled to announce new and returning exhibitors. Some of these exhibitors include: Gwennith Robinson makes “keyblings”. Leila Khakbaz strives to bring creations from unique regions of the world. Ande Axelrod and Cathy Beaumont from “Treats Designs” create colorful and distinctive earrings, bracelets, necklaces and unique bookmarks. There is always plenty to see and do from enjoying snacks or lunch at Truffles Catering food area to visiting the children’s area. The Pearkes Venue provides a relaxed spacious environment that is wheelchair accessible. The last day for enjoyable shopping is Monday November 11Th!


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10 - 4pm both days 11 High Street (Corner of High St. & Burnside Rd.) Near Victoria General Hospital

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Christmas Decorations Body Care Products Original art work Jewelry • Pottery • Knitting Candles • Salsa • Glass works Wood Items • Stained Glass Purses and bags • Childrens Toys Christmas Ornaments Honey jams and jellies Paper Art and Greeting Cards Kids Quilts and Placemats Adult and Children’s Clothing Pet products: Mats, Crate Pads, Treats Wind Chimes, Lamps, Key Rings/Gems Gourmet food to take home and eat in Always new and unique products for anyone on your list. For info call Leslie 250.479.2276

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elax and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate the holiday season at this year’s Calico Christmas Craft Show! Bring along a friend or two and make it a day of shopping, food and Christmas fun. Whether you are looking for that perfect, meaningful gift for a loved one or a little treat for yourself, there is something unique and

exciting for every person on your list. With over 90 of B.C.’s best artisans displaying their wares, there is an incredible selection of unique, vintage and contemporary handmade items sure to delight and inspire. Don’t forget to take a little break from your shopping and enjoy a delicious meal or dessert at the Calico Kitchen.

Strawberry Vale Christmas Craft Fair


he countdown to Christmas has begun. Celebrating 29 years of high quality, juried products presented by The Strawberry Vale Christmas Craft Fair. Michelle Coccola will help you add that flair with her own line of wire and bead jewelry. Jane and Mark Bateman’s booth comes alive with the brilliant and dazzling colors reflected through their talented glasswork. Added to the assortment is Firefly Design Jewellery by Ruby Haig(new). Adding some “ring to the bling” is Patti Lenardon’s creations. Roz Van Dyk’s “Shattered By Light” stained glass sun catchers, vases, ornaments and candles adds much Spread the word to your family and friends and come to support our local, handmade artisans… Saturday and Sunday Nov 2nd and 3rd, 10am - 4pm\craftfair.htm

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SNOWDON HOUSE CHRISTMAS ‘WRAP IT UP EARLY’ Thu, Oct. 24, Fri, Oct. 25, Sat, Oct. 26 10 am- 5 pm Snowdon House Gourmet and Gifts Ltd. 1890 Mills Road North Saanich Breeze into Christmas by visiting our unique farm shop for gourmet foods, handmade Westcoast gifts and local artisans. Enjoy our tasting bar and door prizes. www. 250-658-3419 Laura Waters “When Unique Really Matters”

VICTORIA QUILTERS’ GUILD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS QUILT AND CRAFT SALE Fri. Nov 1, 2pm - 7pm Sat. Nov 2, 10am - 4pm Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas (off Mckenzie Ave.) Unique handmade gifts – art quilts, baby quilts, original handbags, placemats, ornaments, bed quilts, aprons, tea cozies, kids items and more. FREE admission & parking. Visa, Mastercard & Debit. Info:

JAMES BAY NEW HORIZONS ACTIVITY CENTRE 234 Menzies Street Fall Tea & Bazaar Sat. Oct. 26 10am-2pm Info: Call 250-386-3035

ON THE RIDGE CRAFT FAIR Sat, Nov. 2, 10am – 4pm Cordova Bay United Church Hall 813 Claremont Avenue If you haven’t attended before, come this year. We have a variety of new vendors; others back by popular demand. Jewellery; Pottery; Christmas items; Glassware; Gourmet Foods, Felting; Soaps; Wooden items. So much more! Enjoy a hot soup lunch, or just stop for coffee and muffin. Classical guitarist, Brad Prevedoros, performs during the day. $2 admission for charity. Contact Linda Snelling. 250 652 3184

ALL SOOKE ARTS & CRAFTS CHRISTMAS FAIR Nov. 1pm-8pm, Nov. 16 and 17, 10am - 5pm Sooke Community Hall (One of the best on the island!) Over 80 vendors on two floors selling gifts, art and food all made by hand by local artists. Food, entertainment and your picture with Santa - the real one! FREE Admission 24TH ANNUAL FIRST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sat. Nov. 2, 10am - 5pm; Sun. Nov. 3, 10am - 4pm Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney 80+ juried artisan’s works, $4 weekend pass, live music, hourly draws, glorious food, ATM available, children under 12 FREE.

CRAFT SALE. Knitting, crochet, sewing & much more! Saturday, Nov 2nd, 11 am to 4 pm. CORDOVA BAY 55 PLUS ASSOCIATION Cordova Bay Community Place, 5238 Cordova Bay Road. Free admission. Refreshments for sale

PACIFIC RIM POTTERS 20TH ANNUAL FALL SHOW & SALE Sat. Nov. 2, 10am - 4pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, 2964 Richmond Rd. Choose from a wide variety of functional and decorative ceramics handcrafted by experienced Vancouver Island potters. FREE ADMISSION. Refreshments. Door Prizes. VISA and Mastercard accepted. For more info. call 250-382-0974. CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKE PRODUCED BY THE PROSPECT LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATON Sat. Nov. 2, 10am – 4 pm Prospect Lake Community Hall 5358 Sparton Road (near West Saanich Rd.) Quality Crafts, Art, Food, Music & More “ The Best Little Craft Show on the Penninsula” 250-479-8061 • Admission: $2 ($12 and under FREE) ST. AIDAN’S UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR Sat. Nov 2, 10am - 2:30pm Richmond Road at Cedar Hill X Road 15 Stalls: Jewellery, Linens, Books, Silent Auction, Baking, Preserves, Sewing, Knitting, “Good as new” items, Toys, International treasures, Christmas Store, Plants, Handbags, and Vintage & Collectibles (new). Thrift Shop open (incl. white elephant, china, small appliances and garage sale). Lunch $8.00 (11:15am & 12:45pm sittings). Coffee shop. Admission free. Cash only. ATM on site.

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Sooke Prestige Craft Fair November 8-19 Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke, BC

Westshore Wonderland Craft Fair November 22-24, 2013 Eagle Ridge Community Centre Langford BC

Times: Friday noon - 8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Admission $4.00/day or $5 for weekend pass Fundraiser for BCSPCA, Local crafters and artisans, Handcrafted items, Door Prizes, Grand Prize 29TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY VALE CRAFT FAIR Sat. Nov. 2 & Sun. 3 10am - 4pm both days 11 High St. (corner of High Street and Burnside Road West) Lots of gift ideas from Juried Artisans. Choose from Art, Body Care Products, Jewellery, Knitting, Wood Turning, Toys, Pottery, Children’s Clothing, Glass Works, Christmas Items, Fabric Art, Food Services, Baking, And much more. Lots of parking. $1 admission at door.\ craftfair.htm info (250)479-2276 27 ANNUAL CALICO CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW Fri. Nov. 8, 5pm – 9pm, Sat. Nov. 9, 9am – 5pm At Pacific Christian School 654 Agnes Street, Victoria, (off Glanford Ave.) Admission: $4, Children 12 & under FREE. Enter to win a Vancouver Canucks tickets & hotel package!! ATM available. TH

EARTHLY GOODS CRAFT MARKET SOOKE PRESTIGE November 8TH to 19TH Friday Noon - 8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Sooke B.C. Admission $4.00/day or $5 for weekend pass Fundraiser for BCSPCA, Local crafters and artisans Handcrafted items, Door Prizes, Grand Prize EARTHLY GOODS CRAFT MARKET WESTSHORE WONDERLAND November 8TH to 19TH Friday Noon - 8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Eagle Ridge Community Centre, Langford BC Admission $4.00/day or $5 for weekend pass Fundraiser for BCSPCA, Local crafters and artisans Handcrafted items, Door Prizes, Grand Prize TILLICUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S 17th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR to 40th Fri.Please Nov. 8, change 3:30pm -39th 7:30pm Sat. Nov. 9, 10am - 4:00pm 3155 Albinadelete Street the words are animals on display Please Refreshments for sale. Free admission. Tables: Johanna Kendall 250-888-0212


Sat. Nov. 23 & Sun. Nov. 24, 10am - 4pm Unique & long lasting! The Saanich Fair’s Craft Fair is in its 40th year. There is a variety of high end crafts to lower priced items for children wishing to buy gifts. Amidst the crafters in the Barn are food, music and children’s play area. The main hall has two side rooms offering a wide variety of gifts, household items, clothing and home made knitted items, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork, preserves, body stuff, candles, etc - we have it all for you at one convenient location. Free Parking $2.00 Admission Saanich Fairground 1528 Stelly X Rd. Saanichton For more info call Gloria 250-652-3314

HOLIDAY GIFTS GALORE, 38TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, PRESENTED BY JUAN DE FUCA ARTS & CRAFTS GUILD Sat, Nov 9, 9am - 4 pm; Sun, Nov 10, 12:00 noon - 4pm St. Joseph’s School Gym 757 Burnside Rd. W. (corner of Burnside W. & McKenzie) Fine arts and handmade traditional crafts. Baking, jams, decorations, quilting, knitting, toys, jewellery, cards, glasswork, skincare products and more! Free admission. Live music. Door prizes. VISA. Info 250-478-8439 or 250-474-7060 7TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR & BAKE SALE Sat, Nov. 9, 10am-2pm SHOAL Activity Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney Demonstrations and beautifully hand-crafted items including silver pieces, clay bead jewelry, weaving, knitting and much more! Admission $2 Door Prizes 250 656-5537 36TH ANNUAL CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS AT PEARKES CENTRE (BEHIND TILLICUM MALL) NEW HOURS: Sat, Nov. 9: 10-5pm Sun, Nov. 10 10-5pm - Mon, Nov. 11 10-5pm 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria One of Vancouver Islands largest & most popular fairs showcasing over 125 professional exhibitors from all over BC. Shop for beautiful Christmas gifts, including stained glass, jewelry, soaps,woodwork, fine art, photography, home décor,clothing, & gourmet food. Over 100 continuous draw prizes will be given away. Admission $5.50. Event pass $6. Under 12 free EXHIBITORS: SPACES AVAILABLE Application form and info: E-mail: Contact Deanna 250-658-0971



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Saturday, Dec. 7, 12-8 pm James Bay Community Center 140 Oswego Street at Simcoe

Handmade, Homemade & Homegrown All day seasonal entertainment & Kids craft area Cafe open for lunch, dinner and snacks Admission $2 for adults, Children under 12 free Accepting donations for the Mustard Seed Food Bank

All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair Nov. 15, 1pm - 8pm, Nov. 16 and 17, 10am - 5pm Sooke Community Hall One of the best on the island!


Over 80 vendors on two floors selling gifts, art, and food all made by hand by local artists. Food, entertainment, and your picture with Santa - the real one!

SWAN LAKE CRAFT SALE Sun, Nov. 10, 12 to 4 pm • Proceeds to Swan Lake Nature House, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary 3873 Swan Lake Road HANDMADE QUILTS & CRAFTS with a nature theme: placemats, hot pads, owl potholders, tea cosies, aprons, piggy bags, baby quilts, gift bags, baking & little gifts for your family. Contact:

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Christmas Goodies, Bake Sale & Preserves, Attic Treasures, Toys, Books, Decorations, Crafts, and lots more!

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CHURCH OF THE ADVENT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sat. Nov. 16, 10am - 3pm 510 Mount View Ave. (opposite Colwood School). Wide variety of crafters; home baking; and our very popular lunch & afternoon tea (starting at 11:00 a.m.) No admission charge. CRAFTERS NEEDED! Contact the Church Office to book a table - 250-474-3031 DONCASTER SCHOOL’S 21ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sat, Nov. 16, 10am - 3pm at 1525 Rowan St. (off Cedar Hill Rd.) Over 60 tables of handmade crafts by local artists. Cards, jewelry, knitting, woodwork, baked goodies, chocolates, ornaments, toys, sewing and much more. FREE entry, food hamper donations welcome. Draw prizes, also interactive craft room for kids while you shop. Applications available in our office starting in September. Our email address is ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL’S HOLLY BAZAAR Sat, Nov. 16, 10am – 2pm 1379 Esquimalt Road Christmas Baking! Mincemeat! Handcrafted Gifts! Knitting! Christmas Florals! Decorated Mini Trees! Gifts for Pets! Silent Auction! Lunch will be Served 11:00am -1:30pm. For More Info: 250-386-6833. Free Admission. Sorry No Books This Year

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AFRICAN AIDS ANGELS OPEN HOUSE AND TEA ~ Sat., Nov. 16 10am - 3pm Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary 3873 Swan Lk. Rd. Victoria Decorative Angels, Table Top Angels. Free admission and tea. Give a gift that matters. We support aids programs in Africa.

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Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites • 345 Quebec St. • • 250 480 6564 MOCKINGBIRD CRAFTS - SHOW & SALE Sat. Nov. 16 & Sun. Nov. 17 10am - 4pm 2418 Setchfield Ave - follow signs from Hwy 1 at Millstream Road Join us for mulled cider and goodies & see our great selection of handcrafted gift ideas. Wood & wire quilt hangers, quilts & quilted items, handcrafted wood items, kids bibs, bird houses & feeders, Xmas ornaments, home baking & preserves. Lots more. Hope to see you here. June & Ralph Phillips 250-474-6062 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Sat. Nov. 16, 11:30am - 3pm (Downtown on Douglas Street) Enter 680 Courtney Street Tea Garden (admission $5). BAZAAR (free admission) Baking, jams, quilts, crafts, books, toys, silent auction, Thrift Shop. 250-384-5734 13TH ANNUAL UVIC HEARTS & HANDS CRAFT FAIR Tues, Nov. 19, 10am - 4:30pm University Centre Lobby Come to a juried event featuring the work of UVic staff and students. Hand crafted works include jewelry, body products, candles, honey, jams, felted items, cards, fabric arts and pottery. Enter to win a raffle basket filled with items contributed by each artisan. Proceeds from table fees and raffle baskets support the UVic United Way campaign. Free admission. Contact Lynn 250-3852514 for further information.

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE, RETRO & COLLECTIBLE SHOW/SALE Sun. Nov. 24, $3, 9:30am-4pm Early birds: $20: 8:30am -9:30am Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney by the Sea Meet over 85 Vintage & Collectible enthusiasts at the 130+ table show. All your Christmas Shopping under one roof! Broad range of collectibles: all unique and different! Parking free, children free when accompanied by an adult. Contact Josie or David at 250.744.1807 or email: Visit http://josiejones. for previous shows and join us on Facebook: VintageRetroCollectible ST. LUKES ANGLICAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Sat, Nov. 30, 10am - 2pm 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd. Featuring antiques and collectibles, silent auction, jewellery, floral arrangements, needlework and handicrafts, home baking, jams and jellies, books, toys, white elephant and more. A light lunch will be served. Free admission. For more information call 250-592-2842

GOWARD HOUSE CRAFT FAIR Sat - Nov 16 and Sun – Nov 17 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 2495 Arbutus Road Handmade by local artisans: Raggedy Anns, woodwork items, jewelry, fabric works, artwork, sock monkeys, children’s clothing, gluten-free baking, purses, Xmas items and more. Tea Room- snacks & lunch. Admission $2 Free Parking Info: 250 – 477- 4401 SAANICH PENINSULA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & CRAFT FAIR Sat. Nov. 16, 10am - 3pm Mary Winspear Centre Sidney FEATURING; Crafts, Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Christmas Confectionery, Jams, Jellies, Collectables, Antique Linen & Lace, Outstanding Enlarged Art Display, Hidden Treasures, Books, Jewellery, Bazaar Raffle Tickets, Gourmet Basket Draw Tickets, Lunch Room, Admission by Donation. All proceeds to Saanich Peninsula Hospital for medical equipment, furnishings and patient comfort. Everyone welcome. No table rentals.

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sat, Nov. 16, 10am - 5pm Nov. 17 10am - 4pm SAANICH COMMONWEALTH PLACE 4636 ELK LAKE DRIVE Enlighten your senses for all Christmas and experience traditional shopping that is sure to please all members of your family sing along with Christmas carols, as you discover handmade teddys, dolls, snowmen, Santas, jewellery, soaps, candles, stain glass wreaths, quilting, outdoor décor, painted glass, icelandic knitwear, hand made leather, sheep skin slippers, artwork on furniture, pottery, cat toys, dog biscuits, jams, jellies, chutney, Christmas baking and gluten free baking plus lots more. Admission $3.00 250 470-6113 HIGHLANDS WINTER CRAFT FAIR Sun. Nov 17, 10am - 4pm Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Road FREE Admission. Enjoy hot apple cider and fresh baking while browsing through a great selection of work from local artisans. Showcasing new vendors and ones you’ve grown to love. Additional tables featured in our brand new Museum, come take a look! An amazing sunday drive through the stunningly beautiful West Shore community to the ever-so-charming, late 1800s heritage buildings. This is an event not to be missed! highlandswintercraftfair@

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13TH ANNUAL UVIC HEARTS AND HANDS CRAFT FAIR Tues, Nov. 19, 10am - 4:30pm University Centre Lobby Come to a juried event featuring the work of UVic staff and students. Hand crafted works include jewelry, body products, candles, honey, jams, felted items, cards, fabric arts and pottery. Enter to win a raffle basket filled with items contributed by each artisan. Proceeds from table fees and raffle baskets support the UVic United Way campaign. Free admission. Contact Lynn 250-385-2514 for further information. THE HOLLY FAIR @ ST. MARY’S CHURCH SAANICHTON Sat, Nov. 23, 9:30am to 2pm East Saanich Road at Cultra Home Baking, Books, Handcrafts, Silent Auction, Gourmet Pantry, Garden Shop and more. Morning Coffee and light lunch available. Auction closes at 1:30 pm Free Admission. For more info call Leslie at 250-652-1611 STOCKING STUFFERS CRAFT 2013 Saturday - Nov 23, 10:30am - 4:30pm 1379 Esquimalt Road Featuring Arts & Crafts - sweaters/hats, scarves, mitts, jewellery - earrings (pierced/clip-on), bracelets, necklaces. Fabric gift bags, doggie bandanas, hot pack covers, fleece hats, neck warmers, head bands, x-mas decor. Greeting cards, bookmarks. Hair clips, scrunchies, crochet/knitted hats, afghans. Home baking - Mini pies, cookies & treats Commercial/Retail Tupperware, scentsy candles, Relaxus products - bath/spa misc., slippers, 3 pce comfort travel set, wedding misc - cake server set, nylon gift bags, hair access. Card savers, head massager (zinger) extendable back scratcher, hand grip exerciser. Free admission, Wheel chair access., beverage concession portion of proceeds support families in need in our community & abroad (education for a school in Uganda) Contact: Jenny 250-888-6643 10am - 11pm • Roz 250812-7490 1:30pm - 8pm As advertised with Black Press (The News Group), Times Colonist & Local Radio Stations EDELWEISS CLUB GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET Sat. Nov. 30th. 11am-2pm 108 Niagara Street, Victoria Advent wreaths; inhouse baked Stollen; bread; buns; sweets; specialty deli; crafts; live entertaimnment. Lunch available.

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calendar EvEnts FRI. OCT. 4 Sidney Literary FeStivaL - Writers from around the region converge for a weekend of words. Workshops and reading at various venues through Sunday.

SaT. OCT. 5 no Hunger gameS - Gamers unite to fight hunger. From 11am to 11:30pm, gamers of all skill levels will take over the Commonwealth rec centre gym with tournaments and learn-to-play events, with proceeds to Our Place Society. $15 at the door/$10 advance, 4636 Elk Lake. Hobby & toy Fair - Cherry Bomb Toys supplies entertainment for kids of all ages. Carnival games, comic artists and toys galore. Runs 9am to 5pm at Pearkes rec centre (3100 Tillicum). Tickets $5; $15 gets you in an hour early.

stagE FRI. OCT. 4 Harvey - Heather Jarvie directs the story of disarming Elwood P. Dowd and his friendship with a giant white rabbit that only he can see. The family-friendly show runs until Oct. 19 at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham). Tickets range to $21. 250384-2142 or visit

org or at the door. Lend me a tenor - Guest director Julie McIsaac and Company C present Ken Ludwig’s smash Broadway comedy about a scheming soprano, an ambitious bellhop, a jealous wife and the Cleveland police department. Runs Oct. 4 to 6 at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin. Tickets $20-$24.

SaT. OCT. 5 gabrieL igLeSiaS - Standup comedy comes to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets at 250-721-8480.

Music FRI. OCT. 4 FoLK-a-oKe! - Community singalong with live music. Join Jennifer Louise Taylor, Too Tall Ken Hall and Rose Birney at The Spiral Cafe in Vic West (418 Craigflower). 7pm, $10. uvic Wind SympHony - One of the premiere wind ensembles in the Pacific Northwest performs works by Sir William Walton, Gustav Holst and Derek Bourgeois at the university’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets, $12/14. giraFFe aFtermatH, JaH cutta, bLacKWood KingS & doWntoWn miScHieF - A night of reggae and roots at the Victoria

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briSHen cd reLeaSe - Quinn Bachand, Richard Moody, Reuben Wier and Joey Smith play their debut gypsy jazz album, with guests Maureen Washington and Al Pease. 7pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield) Tickets $15/$20. LeiF voLLebeKK, micHaeL FeuerStacK - Montrealer Vollerbekk sings about love and the end of love, journeys and homecoming on his latest album, with guest Michael Feuerstack. 8pm at Lucky (517 Yates). Tickets, $12 at

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gaLLERiEs gratitude WitH attitude Lorna Bergen, Nancy Dolan and Jan Dong pay tribute to all the people and things enriching their lives. The whimsical paint, mixed media and photography show runs until Nov. 3, paperWorK - The artists of Vic West Art Quest present a group show of new works exploring how paper can be pushed to its limits by being crumpled, folded, woven, cut, torn or sculpted to be completely reinvented. Vic West Community Centre (521 Craigflower). Until Oct. 12. urban tHunderbirdS - Artists and co-curators lessLie and Rande Cook realize this exhibition as a two-part installation exploring issues related to urban life and consumer culture through paintings, prints, photography and mixed media. The work uses contemporary concepts while connecting traditions of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw culture. Until Jan.12 at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss).

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he first-ever Sidney Literary Festival happens this weekend, featuring reading and workshops from 16 local authors. The event, which runs Oct. 4 to 6, features nightly galas on Friday and Saturday that include reading for a number of well-known talents. Friday night listen to readings from author and playwright M.A.C. Farrant; historical non-fiction writer Sylvia Olsen; mystery writer Grant McKenzie; poet Pamela Porter; Nikki Tate, who writes stories for young readers and more. That event will be hosted by Green Party leader and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May, and CBC radio host Gregor Craigie. Wendy Morton will host the Saturday event, which features readings from May; humorist Arthur Black; crime writer William Deverell; poet Susan

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Musgrave; memoir writer Brian Bett, and more. A Sunday morning breakfast, hosted by May, will include readings from Black, Olsen, Musgrave, Deverell, McKenzie and more. There are also writing workshops for kids, teens and adults Friday through Saturday. Workshops cover such topics as story-building, writing poetry and travel writing. Workshops take place at North Saanich middle and Parklands secondary schools, and the Sidney branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. Tickets to the different events range from $10 to $30, depending on what you want to take in. The youth workshops are all free. Tickets to the events, except the Sunday breakfast, are available at Tanner’s Books (2436 Beacon Ave.). For more information on the Sidney Literary Festival and to see a complete schedule of events, visit

Weekend farce Toy fair returns The Canadian College of Performing arts kicks off its 16th season with a night of mayhem in Lend Me a Tenor. An obnoxious bellhop, seductive soprano, determined admirer and a delightful chairwoman tell the Tony, Olivier, and Drama Desk Award-nominated play. Follow along as Cleveland Grand Opera Company welcomes a world-class tenor for a performance of Verdi’s Othello. Things go awry when his fiery wife leaves him in a jealous rage – and leaves behind a message that reads an awful lot like a suicide note. CCPA alumnus Julie McIsaac returns to the college to direct the show with Company C. Tickets: $24/$20/$15.

Cherry Bomb Toys is back at it once again with the 12th annual ultimate hobby and toy fair. Collectable toys of all varieties: dolls, tin toys, diecast cars, trains, LEGO. models, G.I. Joe, Barbies, comics, video games and action figures are among the treasures to be found alongside door prizes and carnival games. Special guests include Glen Mullaly, Gareth Kyle Gaudin and Ken Steacy. Kids go free; adults $5/$15 earlybird. Oct. 6 at Pearkes rec centre, 3100 Tillicum. ultiapproved • A25

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Where’s the value in longevity? A recent issue of National Geographic magazine carried a picture of a baby on its cover with the headline: “This ■ BRIAN KIERAN COLUMNIST Baby Will Live To Be 120.” That would be another 50 long, creaking, joint-stiffened years for this senior. It surely reminds me of the well worn adage: “If I knew I was going to live so long, I would have taken better care of myself.” I am heartened that most Canadian seniors don’t see much value in extreme longevity. Our peers think it is fundamentally unnatural and would not lead to a more productive nation. In the USA, however, the notion that medical science may let people live to 120 has more appeal.

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leaders, bioethicists and philosophers have begun to debate about the morality of radical life extension. In Canada, 1,800 seniors polled by the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) say they’d like to live to age 94 on average but expect to live to about 88. Less than 10 per cent of Canadians think living to 120 is a good thing. For Canadians the single most common concern about living to 120 is that these extra years be healthy ones. Susan Eng, Vice President of Advocacy for CARP says: “Science holds out the promise of extreme longevity, but (Canadian seniors) have a more level headed reaction. They worry about staying healthy and the societal effects. They expect to live longer than their American counterparts – perhaps due to our universal health coverage – but are half as likely to undertake life extension treatments. If they had more years, they’d do the same as they do now. “Canadian seniors, for the most part, are happy with their lives and don’t wish to extend them beyond a natural span. The American public, on the other hand, is always attracted to bright shiny things and the promise of immortality is one of the brightest and shiniest of these." ●

USA-based Pew Research surveyed 2,000 American adults recently and discovered that more than two-thirds would like to live up to 100. That’s the magic of ObamaCare. They were optimistic that some scientific breakthroughs will occur in the next few decades. Seventy per cent think that by the year 2050 there will be a cure for most forms of cancer and that artificial arms and legs will perform better than natural ones. At present there is no method of slowing the aging process and extending average life expectancies to 120 years or more. But research aimed at unlocking the secrets of aging is under way at universities and in corporate labs. The Pew Research Centre’s Religion and Public Life Project reports that religious

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seniors can be simply trying to give or get information over the phone. With close to 80 volunteers trained to provide information over the phone, Seniors Serving Seniors promises a one-on-one telephone interaction, and to return calls within a reasonable timelimit if messages are left on its answering machine. Greater Victoria residents don’t have far to look to find the help they need right in their own community. There are fee for service organizations, such as the recently-opened Oak Bay Community Senior Care (OBCSC), offering a wide variety of in-home support services on a fee-for-service basis and non-profits such as Silver Threads Service. Since Silver Threads opened its doors in 1956, their services, programs and community partnerships have evolved to meet the changing needs of a growing population of seniors. Silver Threads operates two senior activity centres, one in Greater Victoria downtown Victoria at 1728 residents don’t have Douglas St. and one in Saanich far to look to find at the Les Passmore Centre at 286 Hampton Rd. Its programs the help they need and services address the social, right in their own health, activity, intellectual and community. information needs of seniors and provide essential social connections. Since 1971, the non-profit Monterey Centre in Oak Bay has been providing seniors with lifelong learning opportunities through the multitude of courses available to members and non-members. It also provides an affordable hot lunch every day, something that seniors often wouldn’t bother with if they stayed at home. With more than 2,000 members, coordinator Lesley Cobus says she feels the Monterey Centre makes a difference in peoples’ lives. “There are so many things for them to do here,” Cobus said, “and it helps seniors remain active socially.” ●


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At age 88, Frank Konken has everything he’s ever wanted, especially a second shot at life. It was 13 years ago when he was having trouble with acid reflux and went to his family doctor for help. He was referred to a specialist, but the wait was nearly nine months. Konken had a feeling that was too long in the future. So he found a new doctor and demanded to see a specialist sooner. Within a couple of weeks he saw the gastroenterologist who found a pea-sized growth at the bottom of his esophagus. The tumour had grown significantly in one week when the biopsy was done. “It had spread like wild fire,” Konken said. His esophagus and a portion of his stomach were removed and he was told if he had waited the initial nine months, he would have died. “I want people to know that they should dwell on things, they should work on it,” Konken said. Konken has three children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is expecting his third grandchild in December.


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Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Another one they taught me was when you plan to succeed, test your strength and then proceed non-stop.


What’s at top of your bucket list? I’ve done everything I have ever wanted to do, now I am just enjoying life. What is your proudest achievement? Our four wonderful children. We are so fortunate they are healthy, wealthy and well. We are proud of them all. What are you reading right now? I love reading the newspaper and Iskra, a monthly Doukhobor publication. ●

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Whether she’s carpet bowling or hopping on a bus for a senior day trip, Kathleen Adlinton likes to stay active. At home she can often be found in her garden tending to her flowers. “I plant flowers because the deer won’t leave anything else alone,” she said. For Adlington, moving her body is just as important as building friendships, two things she credits to good health. “It’s good for your physical and mental well being,” Adlington said. She also likes to machine knit, hand knit and sew. ●

Last year, arthritis caused John Byrne to hang up his striped jersey. He refereed both youth and senior soccer for 40 years. He played the sport from age 10 until he was 30.“Now I move around and do things casually,” he said. “If you keep healthy, you need to keep your muscles going and do a little exercise.” Aside from spending his entire life on one field or another, Byrne credits his health to staying away from alcohol and cigarettes. “Don’t smoke and don’t drink,” he said. “I never did that and I know that’s how I got into my 80s.” ●

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Everyday Bill Wonnacott finds himself at the snooker table. He’s been devoting his time to the table sport for six years and he enjoys getting out and playing against friends. “I don’t play pool, I play snooker,” Wonnacott said. He used to do a lot more woodworking, but the snooker has taken over and piqued his interest. It’s important for Wonnacott to get out and socialize because, “Everyone needs a little variety in their life,” he said. Wonnacott likes to go out and be social and active because it makes him happy and he enjoys it. ●

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Tech buddies for those not accustomed to computer use. Offered at the Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Regional Library.The program runs 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and pairs you with a tech savvy teen Oct. 4, 11 and 18.


Cribbage tournament Friday, Oct. 18. Juan de Fuca Senior Citizens Association hosts Cost is $3 and games start at 7 p.m. The association is at 1767 Island Highway.


Metchosin Community House artists of all ages are invited to drop by Tuesdays for art group from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

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Rain has Vikes on their toes • A29

Heavy rains mean the UVic Vikes women’s soccer team doesn’t know which field its hosting the Lethbridge Pronghorns and Calgary Dinos on today and Saturday, respectively. Both start at 5 p.m. either at Centennial Stadium or the adjacent turf field.



TV time for Bulldogs Bulldogs will use bye to ‘get sorted’ Travis Paterson

Bringing the rain

News staff

The junior and senior varsity Belmont Bulldogs football teams will spend their bye weekend getting back to basics. The next senior varsity game is in Vancouver against the Notre Dame Jugglers on Friday, Oct. 11. The juniors have two straight byes, which actually works out, says coach Kevin Harrington. “It’s not normally ideal to have two byes but it is for our juniors right now as we’re just adding a few guys in still. We’re at 19 now and hoping for a few more, and need to get them all up to speed.” The senior team will watch film from the 35-13 loss to the New Westminster Hyacks last week. “We need to get back to basics. We came out flat against New West. I’m hoping to get that sorted out against Notre Dame next week,” Harrington said. The Bulldogs scored twice against the Hyacks as wide receiver Adam Philp caught a touchdown pass and Sam Varao rushed for the other major.

Kamloops Broncos tackler Peytin Chang, No. 2, collides with Westshore Rebels quaterback Hunter Lake during the Rebels win over the Broncos, 22-20, at Westhills Stadium on Saturday (Sep. 28). The Rebels (2-7) end the BCFC season with a visit to the V.I. Raiders in Nanaimo on Saturday. Kevin Light Photography

Taking UVic lacrosse to the next level Travis Paterson News staff

Victoria is a hotbed for Canada’s national summer sport of box and field lacrosse. But our “national” sport is hardly that at the university level. However, a group of student athletes at UVic are looking to change things. The UVic Lacrosse Club, a nonvarsity registered club, host UBC on Saturday for the second annual Ice Breaker Series at the UVic turf field. There will be two games, noon and 3 p.m. “UBC is in the same boat we are. They play us annually and we’re trying to add games with them next semester. They’re headed to Edmonton later this month for another game but we’re not ready for that yet,” said Ian Paone, chairman of UVic field lacrosse. Paone grew up here and played hundreds of hours of field lacrosse in the Claremont secondary academy before playing one season for

Simon Fraser University, the only varsity lacrosse program in Canada west of Ontario. He left SFU and – after a few years at Whistler – returned to Victoria to go to UVic. “I still wanted to play lacrosse,” he said, “and we’re hoping to make a new league of club lacrosse teams in western Canada.” The field version of the game thrives in American universities and is a popular sport with B.C. youth. Many UVic students have played the game growing up, Paone said. Six universities would make up the new Western Canadian University Lacrosse League: University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, University of Saskatchewan, UBC and UVic. Each has a club already, and Paone hopes the league can take off in future years, and perhaps reach the same level as the Canadian University Field Lacrosse League (Ontario and Quebec) and Maritime University Field

Travis Paterson/News staff

Midfielder Ian Paone, chairman of the UVic Lacrosse Club, will be on the field when the club hosts UBC for two games on Saturday. Lacrosse League. The model would be similar to the successful B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League, a 10-team league which UVic is part of. “Eventually we want to get under

the same umbrella of Ontario and Quebec and the Maritimes and, have the winners of each play for a national championship.” A Western league is still in the preliminary stages however and

this weekend’s games against UBC are the primary focus of the day. “We have a core group of guys really committed plus a few more who show up here and there so we’ve got pretty good numbers,” Paone said. “Our women’s team is coming along too with about 10 players.” UVic lacrosse is recruiting players of all levels for both teams. The Victoria Women’s Field Lacrosse League donated a set of sticks to UVic’s women’s team meaning new players need only proper running shoes to come and try the sport. Practice time for the women is 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays on the UVic turf. Practice time for the men is 8 to 8 p.m. for the men on Sunday nights. UVic lacrosse hosts a fundraiser at Touch Lounge on Saturday night. Tickets are $5 – half the normal price to get in – and proceeds go to the team. Email Ian for tickets at

Roadrunners serve early notice Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Reynolds Roadrunner power hitter Alexis Duval was a tournament all-star at the UBC Invitational on Sept. 20.

Rob Basi has coached Reynolds Roadrunners volleyball for more than 20 years and is counselling one of the surprise teams this season. The senior boys Roadrunners won the recent University of B.C. Invitational, coming first in a field of 40 teams. “It’s the first time we’ve won a tournament like this,” Basi said. In pool play the Roadrunners dusted Yale, Eric Hamber, Van Tech and Credo Christian in two straight sets. Then came a top-16 win over Gladston, a quarterfinal win over Claremont, 15-12 in the tie-

breaker third set, before a semifinal win against Steveston-London and final win over Delta. “It’s been a while since we had a strong team but (many senior boys teams) are strong. Belmont (Bulldogs) have a group that’s been together for five years, Oak Bay is always skilled and had a nice win over Belmont at the Camosun tourney, and Claremont is faring well.” At the heart of the Roadrunners is a good core of Grade 11s who had an exceptional junior season last year where they finished second at the Mennonite Educa-

tional Institute tournament in Abbotsford and won the Vancouver Island University tournament in Nanaimo. Among the Grade 11 group is setter David Lee, who, in Basi’s eyes, should have been named the UBC tournament MVP. Lee and Grade 12 power hitter Alexis Duval, who brings much needed height to the team at 6-foot-3, were named to the UBC tournament all-star team. “We’re still not polished, we need to work on the little things,” Basi said. A30 •

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On November 6, 2012, on Wale Road near Old Island Highway, Victoria, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the West Shore RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $650 CAD, an LG cell phone, an iPhone, and a Blackberry cell phone, on or about 21:15 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1733, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil


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HELP WANTED AD MANAGEMENT and HAIR STYLIST positions available. Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Must have hairstyling qualifications. Guaranteed $11/hr, benefits, vacation pay, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, paid birthday,advanced training and annual advancement opportunities For an interview call 250-391-7976 An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta. FAMILY Resource Association requires an Behavioural Consultant Worksite: Parksville & Port Alberni. For details go to


SBMC Holdings o/a Tim Hortons, 1820 Island Hwy, 1 position available for Full time Supervisor. Must be available 24/7 for 40 hours per week. $12.12/hour. Must have 1 to 2 years experience in supervising in quick service restaurant. Valid food safe and first aid certificates required. Apply in person between 7am and 3pm or email SBMC Holdings o/a Tim Hortons, 739 McCallum Road, 1 position available for Full time Supervisor. Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for 40 hours per week. $12.12/hour. 1 to 2 years experience in supervising in quick service restaurant. Valid food safe and first aid certificates required. Apply in restaurant between 7am and 3pm or email SEEKING to full time sandwich artist. $10.68/hr 744 Goldstream Ave. subway

TRADES, TECHNICAL CLIMBERS Wanted. Tree Climbers for Single Stem Harvest and Windfirming needed throughout Coastal BC. Contact Jason 250-701-1911

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MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

AFFORDABLE OASIS in the community of Langford: This bright south-facing 950 sqft manufactured home has it all: open floor plan, 2 bdrms + den on private, landscaped and fully fenced 5000 sqft lot in well managed 55+ park. This park is permanent and zoned as a mobile home park. Asking $64,900. See Details and Photos at: http://langfordhome4sale. or call 250-4747198 to view.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS MILTON ST, Nanaimo, 2bdrm condo. Top floor. Fantastic City/Ocean views. Owner will carry mortgage w/$650 monthly payments. (250)753-0160


COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful ocean/city views. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. (250)753-0160.

CLOCK SHOP for Sale- repair watches, jewelry. Battery accessories. Established shop. Large clientele. 1046 Fort St. For more info: 250-361-4480.


COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. 250-753-0160.


GORDON HEAD- (4062 Feltham Place) 3 bdrm rancher, w/appls, F/P, garage. Close to UVic, Shelbourne. New price$449,000. Move-in now, motivated seller. To view: 250514-3286.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous ocean/city views. Owner will carry mortgage with reasonable down payment. 250-753-0160


SAANICH EAST; 3971 Oakwood St. $680,800. Open house is Sat., 11am-3pm.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO SIDNEY- DOWNTOWN. 1400 sq ft, $1800. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, 1 secure prking. NS/NP. Nov 1. (250)655-4184.

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. Reduced price, $460,000. Call 250-477-4600.


5 BDRM - 3 bdrm, 2 full bath up. Big storage, wood F/P, heat pump, Sep entr. Close to Beckwith Park on Cul de Sac. Large lot w/fruit trees. Lower suite; 2 bdrm, 1 lrg full bath. $625,000. (250)479-7201.

OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new cond. Reduced to $117,900. obo. Owner willing to look at financing. Call (306)290-8764.

QUALITY MANUFACTURED homes in quiet Ladysmith. Homes from $99,900. A selection of floor plans and various options. Homes are CSA A277 approved. Only 45 minutes from Victoria. Call Duck Paterson 250-246-0637 or email to:

SOOKE BRIGHT, spacious upper, 3bdrm, 2bath, all appls, hrdw flrs, F/P, deck. NS/NP. $1100+ . 415-7991.


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1982 GRAND Prix LJ, only 29 original km on car, 350 4 bolt Vette motor and 350 Turbo trans installed in 1985. Seals done in 2008. A.C. works, New head liner 2014, a true time piece. $6,900 o.b.o Call Terry 250-478-1426.




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

77 NOVA Tan Color 305 V8 4 Door, Auto-Trans, Dual Exhaust 80,000 Miles, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition $7500 Or Best Offer 250-642-3151



Bright lg Bach 1,2,3 br. Units Fully reno 5 min drive to DT Victoria Full time on site manager

LANGFORD: LARGE 3-bdrm, 5 appls, large yard & garden. N/S. $1750. + utils. Call Cam at 250-880-0070.

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DEEP COVE- cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage, skylights $950/mo, N/S. 250-656-1312.

2007 KIA RIO EX- 72,000 km, pl, pw, AM/FM/CD, heated seats, 5 speed, great cond, great mileage. Prefect for student or 2nd family car. $5495, obo. (250)514-7624.

$50 to $1000

PARKSVILLE. PERFECT mother-in law suite, senior oriented, self-contained, $700./mo incl. (250)248-4902.

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1983 PORSCHE 944 Sports seats, sunroof, custom sound system, new starter, new battery. $6,400. (778)433-4145. A REAL British beauty. 2006 Jaguar 4 door X type all wheel drive, mint as new only 55,000km, with records, sunroof, superb throughout. Never winter driven, one owner. First sensible offer takes. Nonsmoker. Famous owner in Ontario. Call 289-296-7411. POPULAR HOT selling import camper 1978 VW raised roof model only 90,000 miles, 4 speed, F/S, knee deep in rubber. Need a vacation, pick up and drive back from East Toronto. First sensible offer takes it. Call (289)296-7411. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1975 LIONEL tent trailer, $1500. Reduced $1000. Reduced $750. Reduced to $500. Call (250)479-1771.







SIDNEY- 3 bdrm sxs duplex, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. $1475+ utils. Available September 15. Call (250)656-4003.

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

AURICLE BSC lawn, garden shrubs, irrigation & blow out fall C/up p wash 250-882-3129 DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licensed and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $90/hr.


$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

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



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



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

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

CLEANING SERVICES 2 HARD-WORKING Reliable ladies. Regular cleans & move-outs. Call Deb or Flo (250)514-5105, (250)595-8760 HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

GARDENING (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall clean-up, hedge & tree pruning, weed & moss repair on lawns, blackberry/ivy removal, gutter repair/cleaning.


AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

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A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186. 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. JOHN’S STONEWORK. Free estimates. Over 30 years experience. (250)595-6099.



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(250)383-8283. WRIGHT Bros Moving. $80/hr, 2 men/4 ton. Seniors discount. Call Philip.

ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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

ASK ROB. Carpentry, decks, landscaping, garden clean up, bobcat work, masonry and renos. Free Est. 250-744-4548

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JACK NASH, serving Victoria since 1980. We do it all! Free estimates WCB. 250-881-3886

20% off. Excellence Gutters. Insured, Reliable! Gutters, skylight cleaning, roof demossing. 250-999-2088.




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

BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542.


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

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.

ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

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

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

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

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GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

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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 408-1024 Fairfield

39-1498 Admirals, $79,500

4300 Maltwood, $870,000

206-150 Gorge, $244,900

2E-9851 Second St

202-1070 Southgate, $94,900

3 Woodville Pl, $359,000

20-901 Kentwood, $427,000

8-3951 Bethel Pl, $399,000

11058 Larkspur, $498,000

410-50 Songhees, $549,000

3-45 Vickery Rd, $489,000

307-1618 North Dairy, $359,500

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mike McCulloch, 250-592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Jasmine Parsons, 250 727-8437

13-4540 West Saanich, $375,000

1469 Honeysuckle Pl, $699,900

103 Lekwammen, $217,000

105-2829 Arbutus, $795,000

4259 Wilkinson, $359,900

11120 Alder, $1,100,000

11-4140 Interurban Rd, $289,900

10025 Siddall, $449,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301

1416 Tovido Lane, $489,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333

211-50 Songhees, $439,000 Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

606 Speed Ave, $215,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Scott Munro, 250 477-5353

203-1110 Oscar, $329,900 Thursday 4-6 pm DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

101-1235 Johnson St, $299,900 Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sladja Stojkovic, 250 477-5353

211-50 Songhees, $439,000 Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

2736 Fifth, $519,000

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman, 250 592-4422

208 Raynor, $399,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422

Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

4-1231 McKenzie, $549,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

106-1035 Sutlej, $579,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

702-1020 View St, $359,800 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings, 250-744-3301

410-50 Songhees, $549,000 Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

510-165 Kimta, $389,999

89 Moss, $859,000

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

1658 Mountbatten, $849,000 Saturday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

309 Kingston St, $779,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250 477-7291

403-1050 Park Blvd, $269,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Kellie Elder 250 384-7663

376 Sylvia, $650,000

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

1741 Patly Pl, $1,150,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Jeff Shaw 250 474-6003

102-50 Songhees, $499,900 Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas) Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

3-1880 Chandler, $599,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

810 Foul Bay, $749,000

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

Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

599 St Patrick, $869,000

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

624 St Patrick, $848,888

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Velma Sproul, 250-384-7663

7-1115 Craigflower, $489,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jim Fields, 250 384-8124

716-845 Dunsmuir, $849,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Brian Andrew 250 592-4422

736 Porter Rd, $469,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

30-850 Parklands, $399,900 Sunday 3-5 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422

908 Rankin, $549,000

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

840 Fleming, $354,900 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

110-1505 Church Ave, $209,000

4-1473 Garnet Rd, $354,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

4541 Pheasantwood, $849,000

1974 Oak Bay Ave

832 Leslie, $525,000

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

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

1270 Beach, $329,000

11-1063 Valewood, $599,900

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

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

15 York Pl, $1,050,000

4034 Locarno Lane

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

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

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

2123 Ferndale Rd, $799,900 Sunday 3-4:30 Fair Realty Jerad Daniels, 250-508-5723

Saturday 11-12:30 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman, 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

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

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

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

5502 Alderley Rd, $459,900

4009 Carey Rd, $489,990

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

4210 Quadra, $594,900 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten, 250-479-3333

1020 Burnside Rd W, $614,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

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

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

Saturday 1-3 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

Sunday 12-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sladja Stojkovic 250 477-5353

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Chuck Bennett, 250-384-8124

303-9880 Fourth, $249,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

11340 Pachena, $684,900 Saturday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd John McMillan, 250 382-8838

1476 Golden, $780,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Michael McMullen, 250-881-8225

906 Boulderwood, $759,900 Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

105-2829 Arbutus, $795,000 Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

2094 Ferndale, $675,000

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

1043 Parkwood, $825,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-4 Re/Max Camosun Dan Juricic, 250-744-3301

22-899 Royal Oak, $569,000 Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frank Chan, 250-477-7291

3760 Doncaster, $550,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033

982 Mckenzie Ave, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353

3934 Cedar Hill X Rd, $860,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Eleanor Smith, 250-818-6662

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

117 Gibraltar Bay, $690,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

308-1521 Church, $229,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

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

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

4-922 Arm, $364,900

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ruth Stark, 250-477-1100

2753 Arbutus, $799,000

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

404-539 Niagara

403-605 Cook, $276,000

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Chuck Bennett, 250-384-8124

102-50 Songhees, $499,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

2-216 Russell, $409,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deb Coburn, 250-812-5333

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

202-1070 Southgate, $94,900

213-165 Kimta Rd, $448,500

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

1003-1015 Pandora, $484,900

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

Saturday 2-3:30 Fair Realty Ltd Sean Thomas 250 896-5478

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Oct. 3-9 edition of Real Estate Victoria

1354 Kristine Rae, $599,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

101 Kiowa Pl, $1,050,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

10324 Bowerbank, $449,000

1475 Millstream, $775,000

8739 Cordero, $699,000

1475 Millstream, $775,000

10230 Bowerbank Rd, $228,000

3223 Woodridge, $750,000

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

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

Wednesday - Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

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

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

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

7161 West Saanich Rd, $306,900 Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

2114 Weiler Ave, $429,000 Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. 250-383-7100

610-9809 Seaport, $993,800 Sunday 1-3 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

2638 James Island, $925,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

10985 Kalitan Rd, $599,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-882-3333

1610 Dean Park, $584,000

Saturday & Sunday 1:30-3:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd Henry Van Der Vlugt, 250-477-7291

9820 Seaport

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

56-7583 Central Saanich, $109,900 Sunday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

6631 Buena Vista, $549,900 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

2983 Dornier Rd.

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

314-1145 Sikorsky Rd, $274,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

2215 Spirit Ridge Dr, $929,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

135-3640 Propeller Pl Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

3356 Sewell, $599,900 Saturday 12-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

207-2732 Matson Rd, $229,900 Wednesday-Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600

1001 Limestone Lane, $589,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

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

309-662 Goldstream Ave. Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Danielle Smith, 250-384-8124


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This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday 891 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900

2913 Trestle, $379,900

791 Cecil Blogg, $399,000

2127 Nicklaus

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-1989

3359 Langrish Mews, $389,000 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301

3467 Happy Valley

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

3356 Sewell, $599,900

1-639 Kildew, $336,900

Saturday 12-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

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

3342 Myles Mansell Rd, $398,000 Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Blair Veenstra, 250-889-3926

568 Brant, $549,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

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Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit 1189 Natures Gate, $724,900

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Oct.3-9 edition of

310-608 Fairway Ave, $339,900

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

Thursday-Sunday 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacqueline Baker, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ruth Stark, 250-477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-1989

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422

626 Pine Ridge, $424,000

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

5577 Medberry

937 Step Moss, $679,000

306-3220 Jacklin, $338,500

5575 Medberry Cl, $569,000

476-482 Becher Bay Rd, $499,900

895 Gade, $699,900

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Karn Dodd, 250-479-3333

2580 Sylvester

70 Marine Dr, $420,000

519 Bickford, $529,900

Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Constantin Popa 250 709-1077

2160 Erinan, $739,000

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

3361 Willowdale, $495,000

2276 French Rd N, $579,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell, 250 744-3301

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacqueline Baker, 250-384-8124

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

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Province seeks French-speakers

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