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Driveway speeds into your News What does your vehicle say about you and what do you look for in a new car? Whether it’s lux style, heavy-duty performance, safety or savings, we’re bringing you the best insight and offers each week in our new Driveway feature. Our local auto businesses are essential contributors to our economy and supporters of Greater Victoria. In addition to custom stories, Driveway showcases what’s hot on the local lots plus parts and service offers. I’m pleased to introduce our new Driveway editor, Keith Morgan, who welcomes your input at keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca  – Penny Sakamoto, News publisher Keith Morgan Driveway editor

  Today, we are excited to introduce Driveway – our new weekly automotive feature, designed to inform and entertain with brightly written stories from our Made in B.C. team. Zack Spencer, co-host of Canada’s highest-rated auto show Driving Television and voice of a nationally syndicated radio show, will tell you what is hot and not among the new models. Women play a decision-making role in more than 80 per cent of car purchases; Alexandra Straub will help them make

the right decision. In Near New, technical wizard Bob McHugh will pick out the best in ‘previously loved’ cars. Ian Harwood will join us soon with his column Just Trucks. Yours truly will bring you the latest news from all of the international launches and auto shows and make sure Driveway speaks to all of our readers, not just car nuts. PLEASE SEE: Driveway hits full throttle Page A8

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Teamwork training Oak Bay Fire Department and public works hold a joint training exercise in confined space rescue using a manhole entrance in the parking lot outside the fire hall. Firefighter Daniel Adam, front, makes an adjustment to his oxygen tank as fellow firefighter Jason Joynson looks on before descending down the manhole.

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Dog dilemma decision done Christopher Sun News staff

Changes are coming to the grocery store ecosystem in Greater Victoria. The Safeway at Fort and Foul Bay Road is one of three in Greater Victoria the Competition Bureau has ordered Sobeys to sell to maintain competition among large grocers. Don Denton/News staff

Safeway in Oak Bay, Saanich to be sold The Market grocer eyes expansion in wake of Competition Bureau ruling Edward Hill Christopher Sun

taking a look at them,” Hein said. “I personally think this will be a quick sale. I would be surprised if this dragged on very long.” Hein expected the Competition Bureau to order Sobeys to sell Safeway locations, but he was surprised about the Fort and Foul Bay store. “It’s the only grocery store there. It’s probably the busiest of the three.” Russ Benwell, co-owner of Red Barn Market, said his company would be eager to open a new location at Fort and Foul Bay, but the size of the Safeway building is too large for their format. “This will change the landscape of groceries in Victoria yet again,” he said. “This could open it up to other retailers to move into that space ... banners that Victoria has never seen.” Other potential large grocers that could move into the space aren’t showing their cards. Jim Pattison, CEO of Jim Pattison Group which owns Overwaitea Food Group (and Save-on-Foods in Victoria) would not comment on the sale or if he has any interest in acquiring some or all of the stores. “Those kind of things we don’t talk about because we are a private company,” Pattison told the News. “We were not surprised that some Safeway stores have to be sold.” A spokesperson for Loblaws, which owns Superstore, declined to comment. Fairway Market said its not interested

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The owners of Market on Yates and Market on Millstream are eyeing the three Safeway locations in Greater Victoria that the Canadian Competition Bureau has ordered Sobeys to sell. In a move to maintain healthy competition among large grocery outlets in Western Canada, the Competition Bureau has ordered Sobeys to sell 23 Safeway locations, including the longstanding grocers at University Heights mall and at Fort and Foul Bay Road, and the store in Sidney. In June, Sobeys, which operates Thrifty Foods in Victoria, announced it was buying the 213 grocery stores, 10 liquor stores, four distribution centres and 12 manufacturing centres that make up Canada Safeway, in a $5.8-billion deal. Darryl Hein, co-owner and retail operation manager of The Market stores, said his company is interested in purchasing one, two or all three of the Safeway locations. “We would certainly be interested in

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Oakdowne Park will be left as it is: unfenced, not designated an off-leash dog park. Oak Bay council decided to leave the park alone at a Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday evening which drew an overflow crowd. More than 70 letters were received by council, most in opposition. A petition signed by 40 people, also in opposition to any changes to the park, was also received. “Parks and rec is looking at putting a playground in that space,” said Coun. Kevin Murdoch. “There is no consideration in turning that into a dog park.” Numerous residents had addressed council before Murdoch’s announcement, voicing opposition to fencing the park for dogs. Many cited how small the park is and the growing number of young families moving into the area along with the lack of a playground. The park currently has no dog restrictions. However, resident Walter Thompson wanted extra assurance and asked council for a commitment in leaving the park alone. “It is very clear from what we’ve heard from parks and rec and around the table, no changes would be made,” Mayor Nils Jensen reassured him. After Oakdowne Park concerns were addressed, council moved onto discussing a follow-up to the Dog Management Report. The original report, authored by Gloria Back and Chris Ash of the Windsor Dog Park group, gave opinions on how to make Oak Bay more dog friendly. That 61-page report was presented to council in May 2012 and included 21 recommendations to accomplish that goal. Council decided to look into three of the suggestions. It will first look into allowing dogs at Kitty Islet from Oct. 1 to April 30, prohibited from May 1 to Sept. 30. This is in response to how McNeill Bay Beach is “virtually nonexistent due to storms and high tides” in the winter months, according to the report. The second recommendation will see the redesign of Carnarvon Park after public consultation including a “dog friendly” representative. Finally, staff will look into having a place to temporarily tie dogs while owners visit shops and restaurants in the village. One possibility is to have a dog tie-up outside the municipal hall building. The location was suggested by a resident during the meeting. Council also added it will ask staff for a report on allowing dogs and commercial dog walkers in sensitive areas such as Uplands Park, which is home to a number of at-risk and threatened plants. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Teachers tuned in to music preservation Christopher Sun News staff

Two retired music teachers will have a music collection they compiled named in their honour. The Cooper Smith Music Library Collection is being named after Eileen Cooper and Bonnie Smith. The two teachers have spent more than a decade compiling and labeling sheet music for choral, jazz, string, ukulele and winter festivals. The collection allows music teachers from throughout Victoria to borrow sheet music for their class at no cost. Victoria Music Teachers Learning Specialists Association president Jennifer Hill said the two retired teachers donated a tremendous amount of time to compiling the collection while they were working as teachers and continued in their retirement. She said their colleagues wanted to recognize the two for their work. “They have been tremendous supporters and advocates for music education in the school district,” Hill

said. “They have volunteered countless hours setting it all up for us.” Both Cooper and Smith feel honoured by the recognition and are proud of the work they have done. “I was completely bowled over,” Cooper said, of the honour. “I never, ever, neither Bonnie and I, thought something like this would ever be the case.” “The fact that this idea came from our colleagues who are using this collection … makes you feel pretty good,” Smith said. “To the people doing this for us, I want to say thank you. That’s a very special honour.” The majority of sheet music cannot be photocopied due to copyright regulations, so original copies must be used. This can take a toll on a music teacher’s budget – if there is a budget – which is the main reason the collection was created. “Budgets go cyclical,” Smith said. “Some years there is more money than in other years and that depends on how many students there are in the school system.” Don Denton/News staff

Retired music teachers Eileen Cooper, left, and Bonnie Smith will have a music library collection named after them at the District Resource Centre in S.J. Willis Educational Centre on Topaz Avenue. They pose with some of the many file cabinets filled with sheet music.

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Cooper started keeping a small library at Oak Bay High school in 1979 which has amassed into 60 filing cabinets full of sheet music today. The library has been housed at S.J. Willis since 2001. “There was all this string music, piles and piles all mixed up,” Cooper said. “We used gloves

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because they were really gross, boxed them up and then sorted them.” Cooper and Smith then started collecting sheet music at various music events for teachers, which were often given out for free. They then asked other schools and teachers to donate their collections so there would be complete sets for Victoria teachers to access each year, available from a central location. Teachers accessing the library must provide a refundable deposit between $100 and $200 and make a sheet music donation each year to help expand the collection. The formal naming of the collection is on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the District Resource Center at S.J. Willis. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Flamenco with flair Airport Consultative Committee Public Meeting

Board Chair Lindalee Brougham, on behalf of the Victoria Airport Authority Board of Directors, invites the public to attend the VAA’s Airport Consultative Committee Meeting 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC Agenda available at: www.victoriaairport.com/consultative-committee Enquiries: (250) 953 7501

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Flamenco guitarist Gareth Owen and pianist JoAnn Dalisay will present a Flamenco Clásico concert on Saturday, Nov. 2. This performance is a fundraiser for the Flamenco de la Isla Society. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets $20-25. Doors: 6:30 p.m., showtime: 7:30 p.m. At St. Mary’s Church, 1701 Elgin Rd. Call 250-384-8832 or visit flamecodelaisla.org for more information.


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Spooky spectacle scares its final victims Christopher Sun News staff

This year’s Hospers’ Haunted House of Horrors will be the scariest ever, says organizer Tina Hospers, adding she is bringing the annual attraction to a close after this Halloween. Hospers has been transforming her Oak Bay home into part cemetery, part asylum and part hospital surgical-ward-gone-wrong for the last few years. The life-long Halloween enthusi“It’s our last ast has spent of thouyear doing this tens sands of dolbecause the kids lars over the on variare graduating.” years ous props and - Tina Hospers costumes, some of which are authentic. Much of her inspiration comes from Eli Roth’s Goretorium, a year-round haunted house in Las Vegas. Once Halloween ends, she will be selling most of her Halloween stuff, albeit, reluctantly. “It’s our last year doing this because the kids are graduating,” Hospers said, explaining her twin daughters and their friends make up most of the 20 volunteers she has working for her each year. “It takes a full team for me to be able to do this.” More than 500 people visited Hospers’ home at 430 Beach Dr. last year to see the corpses, body parts and blood, along with the volunteers dressed as zombies and monsters. The house opens to the public at 6 p.m. and goes on until 10 p.m. Things are toned down at the earlier hour as that is when the younger children attend. However, as it gets later, that filter is lifted. “We do not want to terrify toddlers,” Hospers said, explaining she has performers inside the house. “I’m out front the entire night, so I let them

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Tina Hospers, left, and her daughters, Molly and Maggie get ready for trick-or-treaters at their home on Beach Drive. This is the final year the Hospers and their spooky friends will welcome visitors to enjoy Halloween in their front yard, and home, raising money for the SPCA and collecting items on the animal shelter’s wish list. know inside when to calm it down.” However, she warns parents that the visual effects can still be terrifying to young children. Admission is free, but a donation to the SPCA is encouraged. Last year,

$1,000 was collected, along with items such as blankets, toys and food. This year’s goal is $2,000. Hospers added she has enjoyed sharing her love of Halloween via hosting this event over the years and

Tweed asks readers for Christmas memories As Tweed Magazine winds up to publish its anniversary edition amid holiday festivities this December, staff hopes to mine the memories of Tweed readers. Do you have seasonal recipes or a special Oak Bay Christmas or winter memory you’d like to share? Tweed wants to add some holiday flavour to its

anniversary edition, and plans to include a compilation of Oak Bay Christmas and winter memories. If you have an anecdote to tell or a seasonal recipe to share, please email editor Susan Lundy at lundys@shaw.ca. Stories or recipes should be 150 words or less, and an accompanying photograph is welcome. editor@oakbaynews.com

that it will be difficult for her to wrap it up. “It’s been a great event and a lot of fun,” Hospers said. “It’s the end of an era. It’s going to kill me.” editor@oakbaynews.com

The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay

Notice of Intention to Grant Licence to Occupy & Provide Financial Assistance Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay intends to grant to Scout Properties (BC/Yukon) Ltd., a licence to occupy the municipally owned “Scout Hall” building (legally described as Lot 1, Section 61, Victoria District, Plan VIP 11899) for a five year period. The building is located next to the Oak Bay Fire Hall and Police Department. There is no financial consideration to be received by the District of Oak Bay in exchange for granting a licence to occupy, therefore, the financial assistance that would be provided to Scout Properties (BC/Yukon) Ltd. is estimated to be in the order of $144,500 over the five year agreement, which represents the estimated rental value of the property. Any enquiries concerning this proposed property disposition may be directed to Loranne Hilton, Municipal Clerk, at 250-598-3311.

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Online voting is an eventuality Our municipalities and province likely won’t be using Internet voting to help determine election results anytime soon. That doesn’t mean we won’t eventually be using such a method to cast our ballots in future. An independent panel tasked by Elections B.C. to study Internet voting recommended this week that any such system not be implemented in time for the upcoming municipal election, nor the next B.C. vote. But it did suggest that a technical committee be struck to look into the matter further and that the legislature should support jurisdictions that wish to pursue the option in future. The preliminary report released Wednesday offered less than lukewarm support for the idea. It confirmed that making voting easier for people in this way – those who are incapacitated, can’t work a trip to their local polling station into their schedule, or are too lazy to do so come to mind – has not been shown in other jurisdictions to significantly increase voter turnout. As for the large group of people who feel their vote doesn’t matter, or don’t care enough to vote in the first place, they present another challenge altogether, one likely not solvable with online voting. Increasing voter turnout at any level still comes down to individuals and parties doing the legwork and convincing non-voters of the importance of getting engaged in their communities, and potentially making a difference through casting their ballot. That said, the world is fast becoming an all-digital environment, where computers and cellphones can be used for virtually any transaction. While the report states the current system of voting is trusted by those who vote, that factor will become less meaningful as time goes on and generations that have grown up with technology become our communities’ core voters. We may not have the most efficient or system-improving Internet voting experiences to draw from yet, but now is the best time to begin investigating this option, to be ready for when it is the best alternative. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The OAK BAY NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Thankful for her dad’s health Eight months after his heart Last Sunday (Oct. 13) I had the surgery, dad ran the TC 10K, a privilege of running the GoodLife sign he was on the road back to Fitness Victoria 8K race with my recovery. Then, as if to challenge dad, or as many refer to him, ‘the him more, a couple months later he running legend’ Maurice Tarrant. was affected by At 83, dad is a gallstones and had to prime example have his gallbladder of how keeping removed. Another healthy and active surgery, another can extend your story of proof that life. A year and a nothing can keep couple months him down and that ago, he had heart being a runner has valve replacement allowed him many surgery. That took more healthy years. time and strength As dad and I to recover from, but arrived at the awards everyone agrees that ceremony following his healthy running Claire Tarrant-Rowley the 8K race on the lifestyle going into Guest column Sunday, we read the that procedure course records board helped him bounce and there was dad’s name five times back from it. in a row, for past 8K course records, After all, dad is not just a casual in age categories from 60-64 up to runner. The January-February 2010 issue of Canadian Running magazine his present 80-99. In fact, at 63 he had raced named Maurice Tarrant its Agethrough this 8K with an astounding Group Champion in the annual time of 28:56. Golden Shoe Awards, writing that His name was also listed three he had, “… steadily set Canadian times under the half marathon age-group records for most of the age-class records, from 70-74 with last 30 years – some 58 of them!!” a time of 1:33:40, up to his 80-84 Canadian Running reported that division record. Of course he was in 2010 alone, he set 10 records relieved to find out that all eight at various distances, including a course records still stood after this world record for 15K (one hour, 13 minutes, 28 seconds). That required day. As we stood there reading all a pace of 4:54 per kilometre (7:54 this, a man approached dad, per mile). Age grading would make introduced himself and shook his his time 45:21 using the World hand. I recognized him. It was the Masters Athletics system.

legendary Tom Howard, who won the masters class marathon this year and in past won this race as an elite runner. He now appreciated even more what an amazing runner dad is. Going into the 8K race that day, Tom felt he might be able to beat dad’s record in the 60-64 age class. Yet he finished a substantial three minutes off that time. As I watched dad accept his first-place medal, I marvelled once again at all his achievements. Yet he continues to be the humblest man I know. His hundreds of medals and trophies are tucked away in stacks of shoeboxes in his storage room. Everyone in the running world knows him and speaks of him as a kind and gentle man. He is supported by his wife of 63 years – my beautiful mum Phyllis – his five children and 10 grandchildren. I was honoured to be able to share that day with my dad. How appropriate it happened on Thanksgiving weekend. I am thankful for his returning health and all he represents as a worldclass athlete, a husband, dad and granddad. He truly is my hero! Claire Tarrant-Rowley is the daughter of veteran distance runner Maurice Tarrant. She lives in Saanich, while her father lives in Sidney.

‘At 83, dad is a prime example of how keeping active can extend your life.’


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Put previous consultation into action on ferries Island residents and businesses are eagerly awaiting a proposal for B.C. Ferries routes and scheduling. The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has concerns about the Ministry of Transportation embarking on yet another consultation tour after extensive public input sessions were held previously. The Chamber understands that B.C. Ferries needs an integrated strategy to achieve

the goal of balancing its budget. The $26-million shortfall needs to be addressed sooner than later. To date, consultations have identified numerous options to meet these financial challenges. However, the Chamber feels that it is time to offer up a plan. I commend both the province and B.C. Ferries for consulting the public on such an important economic driver for our region. A lot of time and money has been

spent on consultation and the Chamber feels it is now time for the Ministry of Transportation to propose a cost-savings plan for public input. Putting advocacy into action, the Chamber has launched a letter writing campaign to Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone, urging reconsideration of additional consultation. The Chamber is concerned

that continual consultation, with no plan developed from previous recommendations, will alienate those involved in the process. Coastal communities need a reliable transportation solution that meets their needs. This needs to be done in a responsible and sustainable manner. Businesses as well as other members of the community need certainty around B.C. Ferries service.

This issue affects many businesses in the Greater Victoria area that need to know just how such changes will affect them, sooner rather than later. If anyone is interested in sending a letter to Minister Stone, please visit the Chamber at victoriachamber.ca to join the campaign. Bruce Carter CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

LETTERS Hartland biosolids centre solution leaves a bad taste I am annoyed to learn the sewage biosolids plant could be built at the Hartland Road dump. Seaterra is just another example of re-branding a sewage concept with a “no-moneyback guarantee.” Some Capital Regional District directors are being misled by a Pied Piper tune – acting like lemmings falling over a cliff in pursuit of promised provincial and federal funding. The promises are as thin and transparent as cheap bathroom tissue, all in pursuit of a byproduct consisting of sludge, herbicides, insecticides and toxins. The $783 million quotation is likely just the down payment. Consider past financial miscalculations for the CREST

radio system, McTavish Road Interchange, CRD kitchen scraps program, Viewfield Road treatment site and other infrastructure upgrades. There are no costs to CRD politicians who make bad decisions, other than losing their election. For those who win, there will be self-regulated bonuses, no-fault clauses and amnesty for cost overruns likely hidden by in-camera confidential discussion. Taxpayers must still pay increased property taxes when municipal services are further reduced. The CRD has chosen to ignore the wisdom of experts like Dr. Shaun Peck. Instead, it is relying on advice from interest groups and lobbyists such as the David

Suzuki Foundation. Several less expensive tertiary sewage treatment plants should be built throughout the Capital Region, using Dockside Green as their model. If CRD proceeds with their expensive obsolete plan, there will be fewer private projects attempted, owing to new higher taxes, fees and a growing to-do list from all three levels of government. That leads to less disposable income for local residents and businesses. Fortunately, at local coffee shops, there is an expanding group of seniors in disagreement with the CRD’s decision. They are well-informed voters. The CRD decision for secondary treatment, with twin

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not illegal. But, if this new bylaw is passed, we could be subjected to the same treatment as a junkie or other petty criminals – given a citation and thrown in jail if we don’t pay. How ridiculous is that? Until something is done about the behaviour of drivers and others harming our environment, lay off cigarette smokers who are contributing far less to the ruining of our air and environment than these people who are spewing out poison every single day. Meta Peet Esquimalt

explore in the classroom. Fletcher fails to add that one of the sources included in the lesson is the Enbridge corporation itself. Is not the addition of the Enbridge pro-pipeline perspective allowing students the chance to look at all sides of this issue? As far as poverty increasing, StatsCan, a neutral body that is neither “biased or progressive,” states: “Since 1995, the aftertax income of the top income group rose much more than the income of other income groups. Consequently, income disparities increased in Canada between 1995 and 2010. In 2010, the highest income disparities between the top 20% and the bottom 20% income groups were in British Columbia and Ontario.” Is this “indoctrination” according to Fletcher? Why should our students not be made aware of this fact? Since Fletcher seems to like quoting from Orwell’s 1984, he must be aware of the concept of “double-speak”? Breaking unions, smashing the middle-class, ignoring environmental degradation are not the answers to challenges staring us in the face. Paul Waterlander Victoria

Re: CRD smoking bylaw Every day, except for some Fridays when dock workers are given the day off, a steady stream of cars, trucks and motorcycles pass by my house at rush hour. There are usually 100 or more vehicles, at least 99 per cent of which are occupied by one person.  The World Health Organization announced recently that the air we breathe is as bad, and in some cases worse, than second-hand cigarette smoke. Our bus system is one of the best in Canada. Why are more single-occupant vehicle drivers not riding the bus? Or why does the City of Victoria not provide shuttle buses from pick-up and drop-off points, so vehicles are not clogging our streets and spewing cancercausing particulates into the air we breathe? The people who are doing this are probably the same people who would vote for this new bylaw, if they could. I am not convinced that if I smoke a cigarette in Centennial Square I am hurting anyone, except maybe myself. Smoking is

Columnist’s tirade is indeed double-speak Re: ‘Social justice’ as indoctrination, B.C. Views, Oct. 16) If any columnist is qualified to speak about “indoctrination,” Tom Fletcher fits the bill. He is quick to attack the B.C. Teachers’ Federation as promoting onesided arguments, yet fails to point that same accusation at himself. Weekly, readers are subjected to Fletcher’s pro-B.C. Liberal, right-wing, anti-union, antienvironmental stances. He chastises the BCTF for using antiEnbridge pipeline sources for an environmental unit students can

pipes from Hartland to McLoughlin Point is an unthinkable, undrinkable solution. Art Bickerton Saanich

Piping sewage sludge to Hartland irresponsible When I expressed my concern about the proposed sewage project to one of the Capital Regional District’s liquid waste committee directors a year ago, I was assured that the “fear mongering” was unnecessary. The project would be changed and improved along the way. That clearly hasn’t happened. Piping sludge to Hartland would

be astoundingly irresponsible. If the CRD wanted to sink their own ship, they couldn’t do a better job. They have now demonstrated how truly foolish this proposed project will be. Even if you firmly believe in treatment, the effectiveness of this plan will be minimal. The CRD is trying to brainwash the public into thinking that there will be resource recovery. Considering the energy required to pump sewage 18 kilometres uphill, that idea is laughable. If you want value for money, burn it in the fireplace or flush it down the toilet. Dave Ferguson Saanich

myVictoria This week’s online poll Do you like the idea of being able to vote online for municipal and/or provincial elections? Yes, I think making the process easier for people is the best way to get more people to vote No, I think the current system of using paper ballots is still the best way to go Perhaps, if instituting such a system doesn’t wind up costing taxpayers more money in the end Last week’s question: Should cable companies be forced to unbundle channel packages to allow subscribers to choose channels themselves? • Yes, cable companies already wield too much power in the marketplace (71%) • Possibly, if it means there is potential for my cable bill to be lowered by subscribing to less channels (25%) • No, I don’t mind having a potpourri of options even if I don’t watch some channels (4%) – visit vicnews.com to vote

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Simon Whitfield may be retiring from competitive triathlon, but don’t buy him a rocking chair just yet Travis Paterson News staff

Triathlete Simon Whitfield can retire from racing but he’ll always be an Olympic champion and an ambassador for high performance sport in Canada. The Fairfield resident is originally from Kingston, Ont., but has come to embody everything about being a high performance athlete in Victoria. And that won’t change. His retirement earlier this week came not as a surprise but as confirmation of the 38-year-old’s final transition from swimming, biking and running into a business suit. “It is time to shift gears,” Whitfield said in his announcement. “I spent years with athletes of all ages – sharing – motivating – challenging.” Whitfield grew to fame with gold and silver at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics, respectively, but he transcends the sport. Seldom, if at all, will he appear in front of a camera if not supporting a local or national charity, such as KidSport, Power2Be and

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Triathlete Simon Whitfield, 38, won Olympic gold in 2000 and silver in 2008. See page 17 for more. Goodlife Fitness Kids Foundation. “He has an ability to connect with people, kids and adults who become fans through his exuberance and energy,” said former teammate Kelly Guest. From his Dallas Road training route, during which he throws Terry Fox’s statue a high-five, to his backyard gym, Whitfield breathes the West Coast active lifestyle. sports@vicnews.com

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Extra costs associated with the sixfold increase in Official Community Plan survey reminder letters sent out in the last two weeks should be paid by the survey company, not taxpayers says one Oak Bay councillor. “They should cover the cost, that’s my expectation,” said Coun. Kevin Murdoch at the Oct. 15 council meeting, referring to Points of View Research, the company hired to oversee the survey. Originally, 1,200 reminder letters were going to be sent out but that was increased after a number of residents complained the envelopes the survey came in looked like junk mail. Concern was raised that many residents may have thrown the letter out without opening it because of its generic appearance. Last week, 6,649 reminder letters were sent out. Interim CAO Gary Nason acknowledged there will be an increase in cost, but didn’t have the exact figure. He also said discussion on who will cover the extra expense can’t be publicly debated.

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“Negotiations are not done in public,” Nason said, adding he will take Murdoch’s concern under advisement. “The expectation is for negotiations to be fair and that we come to a fair (agreement) for both parties.” Nason assured council the reminder letters are more “official” looking. Coun. Pam Copley agreed. “I’ve seen the envelope,” Copley said. “They are very clear in terms of their origin.” As of 4 p.m. Monday, 1,764 online and 142 paper surveys were received after an initial mail out of 8,089 in late September, resulting in a response rate of 24 per cent. The municipality had aimed for a 20 per cent response rate, whereas Points of View Research anticipated a 10 to 15 per cent response rate. The deadline to respond to the survey is Oct. 30, but the online survey will remain on the district’s website for a few days after and mail-in surveys will be accepted for a few more days as well. Those who have not received the invitation can still participate by calling 1-866-299-0464. editor@oakbaynews.com

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information,” explained Jane Sheaff, executive director of Seniors Serving Seniors, the organization that produces the bi-annual directory. “Seniors, if they go to the Monterey Centre or any of the other seniors’ centres for example, can get some help but we have so much background and information on the services around, and the experience through hearing people’s stories.” When the time comes to begin looking, it is a great place to start, as the businesses listed in the directory have all been chosen by a committee according to specific factors. “We’re not a recommendation service,”

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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 Baby Will Live To ■ BRIAN KIERAN COLUMNIST Be 120.” That would be another 50 long, creaking, jointstiffened 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.

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

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." ●

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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 time-limit 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 downtown Victoria at 1728 Douglas St. and one in Saanich at the Les Passmore Centre at 286 Hampton Rd. Its programs and services address the social, health, activity, intellectual and 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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I enjoy the Oak Bay Summer Night Market where I have a stall. It wasn’t until I retired that I started to paint and I was totally blown away the first time someone asked to buy one of my paintings. I still think of myself as just some old, retired guy who likes to doodle.

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Paul Redchurch describes himself as a young septuagenarian. He retired in 1995 after a career in the IT industry - working in the Provincial Ministries of Finance and Social Services & Housing and the now defunct BC Systems Corporation. All that followed two weeks as a Christmas letter carrier and three months as a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman which he did not enjoy.  As long as he can remember, he’s been an active volunteer for numerous organizations and causes, believing that in some small way, his time and talents were helping to make life a little better and more bearable for someone less fortunate and benefitting the community as a whole. The camaraderie and enthusiasm of likeminded individuals helps generate his energy. He feels he has been blessed with many opportunities to share that energy and concern and received so much in return. A lot of this has been done in concert with his wife Eileen, his children and grandchildren.

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My art, provides me with quiet time and opportunity to be in a very personal place where I make all the rules (and break them Longtime Oak Bay resident and artist Paul Redchurch in if I so desire). I think SHARON TIFFIN/NEWS STAFF his studio at his home. how privileged I am that my gift, through my paintings and blood donor or two for Eileen and me. cards, can be enjoyed by others. We’ve been donating for a combined total of more than 80 years and would My previous favourite is like to know that there’s someone to take Garagellennium, which was my our places when we are no longer able to baby and which I promoted and give. It’s so important. co-ordinated for seven of its first eight years. What is your proudest achievement? What words of wisdom Our close-knit family. With all its have you strived to follow warts and wrinkles, we are blessed from your parents? indeed. It was worth all the effort. I’m an (Mom, actually) said: “Stand active member (53 years) of the Knights up straight” and “Don’t of Columbus and have volunteered at forget to say, please and thank Operation Trackshoes for 30 years. That’s you.” two things that I’m pretty proud of. What’s at top of your

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Dorothy Evans has been a part of the Monterey Centre’s craft carnival group for about six years, joining after she moved from Qualicum Beach to be closer to her family. The group meets once a week making crafts sold at the centre and their bazaars, earning money for the senior’s group. She is a keen knitter and is known as the Button Lady since one of her jobs is to sort through the hundreds of buttons donated to the group. She loves the Oak Bay village and ocean. She loves the Monterey Centre where her many friends who have become like family to her. ●

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Ida Bowman has been a member at the Monterey Centre for what she describes as “donkeys years” (more than 30). It is one of her favourite places in Oak Bay where she has made many friends. She has been a knitter since she was 14 and living in England and now knits with the craft carnival group. She has many good memories of watching her husband play cricket at Beacon Hill Park. She easily understands the game of cricket, but says she still can’t quite figure out baseball. ●

Joan Trumble was born on the Island and spent her early years in Sooke. She moved to Oak Bay in 1979 and two of her four children attended Willows and Oak Bay High schools. She has been active in the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay for many years and has served twice as president. She volunteers every Friday at the Willows Beach Tea Room and makes at least 600 hot dogs at the Halloween bonfire at Fireman’s Park and the Oak Bay Tea Party. She is chairperson and president of the Kiwanis Pavilion and treasurer of Kiwanis Manor and serves on the youth services committee. She is an active member of Fairfield United Church and serves on their ministry and personnel committee. She plays bridge, walks, travels and enjoys book club. ●

If you know someone who is making a difference in your community, please email your comments to editor@oakbaynews.com

Calendar of Events Not to be missed

Saturday Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association’s Annual Bazaar. Treasures include knitwear, jewelry, picture frames, books and garden centre. Refreshments available. For more info, call 250-370-7300.

Monday Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music upstairs in the Sports View Lounge at Oak Bay Rec. Featuring the band Capital City Syncopators. All ages. Tickets $10 available at Oak Bay Recreation Centre reception or at brishenmusic.com.

Monday Nov. 11. Oak Bay Remembrance Day service is at the Oak Bay Cenotaph, 2900 Block Beach Dr. The ceremony begins at 10:55 a.m. and will last for approximately 30 minutes. Parking is limited.

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Ted GranT chapter is about Irene. She was there when I shared the news, all of us at their kitchen table, that the book had a publisher.” Having just lost Irene, his partner of 60 years, Grant was in the grieving process. “Right from the start I thought, ‘I’ll just start interviewing him, and take it slowly,’” Fayle said. We limited it to two hours a day, usually once a week.” Somewhere around the 35th meeting Grant uncovered a lifetime scrapbook, three-feet by four-feet in size, which he’d been working on for 60 years, he said.. Then came another major find, a box of Grant’s diaries, again charting his career, which she was able to use to crossreference his many stories. Despite Grant’s tag as the father of Canadian photojournalism, Fayle’s pitch was rejected by 12 publishers before Heritage House agreed to take it on. Some never even responded, she said. “I think people are going to freak out when they read some of the stories,” Grant said. “What a job she’s done to craft these into the book. I really think it captures (that) you get what you give out of life.” Both author and subject will present the book at the University of Victoria on Sunday (Oct. 27), 2 p.m. in the David Lam Auditorium of the MacLaurin building. Grant is scheduled to speak at UVic for 25 minutes but will likely go over. The event is free, as is parking at UVic on Sundays. WeB eXTra: To read an extended version of this story, with more words from both Fayle and Grant, go online to mondaymag.com.

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calendar EvEnts FRI. oct. 25 oktoberfest -The Victoria Edelweiss

Club German Canadian Cultural Society hosts its annual Oktoberfest celebration with entertainment by The Edelweiss Accordion Club and S-Bahn. Great food, great beer and dancing. Call 250-380-9158 to reserve tickets. ghosts of Victoria festiVal -Explore the ghostly past of Victoria with various events, tours and more until Oct. 31. discoverthepast.com. antimatter [media art] - Screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, free from commercial and industry agendas. Until Nov. 3, antimatter.ws.

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japanese cultural festiVal - The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society presents the 14th annual celebration of Japanese culture

at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The family friendly event is free and runs from 10 am to 4 pm. vncs.ca.

and contemporary choreography and music. Three shows only at McPherson Playhouse. Until Oct. 27. rmts.bc.ca.

art of the cocktail - The Victoria Film Festival presents its fifth annual festival celebrating all things cocktail with workshops from industry leaders, tastings and competitions. The Grand Tasting is at Crystal Gardens Oct. 26 featuring restaurants and distillieries from across the Pacific Northwest. More information and complete schedule at artofthecocktail.ca. Until Oct. 28.

atomic VaudeVille’s fall cabaret - Victoria’s favourite Vaudevillian sketch comedy troupe presents its annual Fall cabaret at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Oct. 25-26, 31 and Nov. 2. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are $18/22/35 at ticketrocket.org or 250-590-6291.

pumpkin art - Hundreds of pumpkin carvings set up in themes including Canadian idols, cartoon characters, TV shows, the royal family and more. 5-9pm behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall (2167 Oak Bay). Free. pumpkinart.ca.

stagE FRI. oct. 25 frankenstein -The grotesque monster enters life with the mind of a newborn, trying desperately to fit in, yet is shunned by everyone. Ballet Victoria presents a touching twist to a gothic tale told through classical

fractured fables: the prison puppet project - Conceived, written, designed, built and performed by the inmates of William Head prison. More than 50 hand-built puppets and original bluegrass music from the inmates at 6000 William Head. Continues until Nov. 9. Tickets, $20 at ticketrocket.org. 250-391-7078. falstaff - Pacific Opera Victoria presents their 100th production, a celebration of laughter, human resilience and the portly, hard-drinking scoundrel Sir John Falstaff. Continues until Oct. 27 at The Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). Tickets start at $40. rmts. bc.ca. cocktails with stalin - Combine

Julian Cervello’s Canterbury Cocktails and Good Night Uncle Joe David Elendune’s Cold War romantic thriller, and an evening of intelligent theatre is born. Tickets to the twoshow night at Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard) are $15-20 at the door. Continues until Nov. 1. davidelendune@yahoo.ca to reserve.

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auntie kate workshop - Victoria blues singer ‘Auntie Kate’ Roland will work with aspiring vocalists on a broad range of vocal techniques at a workshop presented by the Victoria Blues Society, Oct. 26., 2 to 4pm at Long and McQuade Music Education Centre, 2822 Nanaimo St. Free. victoriabluessociety. ca.

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derwin blanshard’s extremely classy sunday eVening programme - Featuring an array of talents and personalities: standup comedians, musicians, visual artists, Mayor Dean Fortin and Death himself. Hosted by Wes Borg, Derwin Blanshard. 7:30pm at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Tickets, $20, derwin12.eventbrite.ca

wil - Roots rock with WiL and guests at Lucky Bar (517 Yates). Tickets, $15, ticketweb.ca.

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sam weber & are we family - Folk singer-songwriter Sam Weber comes back to town Saturday after touring with his debut album, plus it’s his birthday party, with Are We Family. 7pm at Upstairs Cabaret (15 Bastion). Tickets $12/10 at Ditch Records. daVid francey - Folk poet and singer stops by for two shows, 8pm Oct. 29 and 30, at Hermann’s (753 View). Tickets, $29.50/35, rmts.bc.ca.

dead poets night - Open mic where participants perform a cover, interpretation, remix or response to the work of a dead poet. The feature will focus on Emily Dickinson. $5 at the door. Sign up at 7pm, show at 7:30pm at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora).

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The finest of wines take centre stage at the Inn at laurel Point Sunday (Oct. 27) during Crush, A Fine Wine Affair, The Belfry Theatre’s primary fundraising event of the year. At the heart of

the event is a live auction of rare, unusual, or hard-to-find wines. Also included are tastings, food from executive Chef Takashi Ito, a silent auction and music by Joey Smith Trio. From 5pm. Tickets, $75 with a $25 tax receipt, available at 250-385-6815.

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posals for Xchanges’ Gallery’s next season. The deadline is Jan. 15 for exhibitions after June 2014 at Xchanges, 2333 Government. For details on how to submit or more on the artist-run gallery, visit xchangesgaller.org.

Paul Destrooper, artistic director of Ballet Victoria, as Frankenstein. SuPPlIED PhOTO

Ballet Victoria’s modern and unexpected season DANIEl PAlMER dpalmer@vicnews.com In James Whale’s notoriously camp 1931 rendition of Frankenstein, the undead monster staggers clumsily from his operating table towards his maker, his grotesque appearance belying a gentle nature. It may seem odd at first glance, then, that artistic director Paul Destrooper chose the ungraceful monster as his protagonist for Ballet Victoria’s season premiere this weekend at the McPherson Playhouse. “I love movies, I love pop culture and different music styles,” Destrooper says from his office above St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. In the adjoining studio, a dozen ballet dancers stretch, plié and brisé as they prepare for the threeday run of Frankenstein, choreographed by Destrooper. “I like to mix up (those genres) together. Sometimes, when people hear the concept, they think it’s not going to work, but you can actually make the transitions seamless.” When Destrooper first arrived at Ballet Victoria five years ago, he was working with eight dancers and an $80,000 budget. Now, the non-profit company retains a steady ensemble of 10 to 12 dancers and provides an ambitious four-show season thanks to steady donors and a few innovative cost-saving measures. “It’s not that I want to do everything, but choreography is expensive,” he says. “Ballet is like opera, it’s like the symphony, they are art forms that are expensive. … You need weeks and weeks of rehearsal to put a show together.” From Oct. 25-27, Ballet Victoria takes the conventional story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and combines elements of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and dancing graveyard spirits from the classic ballet Giselle with a

common love story weaving through two acts. “Giselle was the original zombie ballet,” Destrooper says. The dance troupe is joined by the Victoria Symphony and Joey Pietraroia on Dec. 28 and 29 for The Gift, a story told to the music of The Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre. In the new year (March 22, 23), dancers shake off the winter blues with The Rite of Spring, a mix of classical and contemporary dance created by choreographer Bruce Monk to Stravinsky’s well-known score. Expect a West Coast flavour with passionate and fierce dancing, says Destrooper. The final show of the season, also choreographed by Destrooper, is Carl Orff’s Camina Burana on May 30 and 31 at the Royal Theatre. Combining live music and a choir, the show promises to entertain all audiences. “We have an amazing product, and one of the toughest things is to get people to come to the show,” Destrooper says. “But once they do, they want to come again.” One of Ballet Victoria’s proudest achievements, he says, is how the company remains anchored in the local community and economy, drawing from a rich professional arts scene in the Capital Region. “We create everything here in the community, essentially. There’s a lot of talent here, and I bank on that quite a bit.” Destrooper urges resistant theatregoers to take a leap of faith and experience modern and unexpected ballet. “We don’t have a massive production value, the artwork therefore has to be even greater. The dancers are stunning, the show is entertaining and accessible, but at the same time has depth. You’ll see some amazing dancing.” For tickets and membership information, visit balletvictoria.ca.

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ALL IS LOST -(Odeon) Cinema icon Robert Redford should be great in a wordless performance as a solo sailor whose life is threatened after his sailboat has a devastating collision with a rogue shipping container in the middle of nowhere. BAD GRANDPA -(SilverCity/ Westshore) Head jackass Johnny Knoxville spins off his “crazy grandpa” character into a full-length comedy about an irascible and incorrigible 86-year-old troublemaker who takes an accident- and crimeridden journey across America with his 8-year-old grandson. Spike Jonze (!) co-wrote the story. THE COUNSELOR -(Odeon/

SilverCity/Empire Uni 4) Ridley Scott helmed this promising crime thriller about a lawyer who learns the (very) hard way that it’s a bad idea to get involved in the illegal drug business. Written by Cormac McCarthy and starring Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender, and Cameron Diaz. ★★★ ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW -(Roxy, 7:30, 10 pm) It’s Time Warp time once again! Note: only showing on October 31.

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Don’t Cry). Chloe Grace Moretz plays the shy high school outcast, while Julianne Moore is her religiously obsessed mom. See review online mondaymag.com. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 -(SilverCity/ Westshore) The wacky animated comedy about an infamous machine that churns out scary food-animal hybrids was popular enough to merit a sequel. Consider yourself warned! With the vocal talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Will Forte. ★★½ DESPICABLE ME 2 -(Caprice) 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. ★★½ ELYSIUM -(Caprice) Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in a futuristic sci-fi thriller where the Earth has become a polluted ghetto

and the lucky few get to live in luxury on a floating space station orbiting languidly above. Well, that’s about to change. It’s hard to argue with the politics, but this new film by the writer-director of District 9 is too heavy-handed and cliched to take seriously. ★★★½ ENOUGH SAID -(Odeon) The latest from delightfully quirky writer-director 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 much-loathed ex-husband of her new gal pal. This sweet, clever, sexy, and insightful sort-of romantic comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener and, sigh, the late James Gandolfini. ESCAPE PLAN -(SilverCity/ Westshore) Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up in a brutal actioneer about two convicts who will do anything to break out of the world’s most secure prison. ★★★½ GRAVITY -(Odeon/SilverCity/Empire Uni 4/Westshore) Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a harrowing, brilliantly-executed thriller about two astronauts aboard a space station who survive an accident only to find themselves drifting helplessly through space, with little hope of

rescue or survival. ★★½ FIFTH ESTATE -(Odeon/ SilverCity) Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Julian Assange, the mastermind behind whistle-blowing WikiLeaks, in an uneven drama that benefits from superb performances and a balanced look at a complicated and self-contradictory man. See review. ★★★½ PRISONERS -(Westshore) Quebec director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) has been getting great praise for this bleak and violent police procedural about two kidnapped girls and the dad who will do anything to get them back. RUNNER RUNNER -(Caprice) 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 corrupt Caribbean island. This has become one of the worst-reviewed movies of the year. TURBO -(Caprice) The latest from Dreamworks Animation is a family comedy about an ordinary garden snail who acquires magic powers – and the chance to achieve his dream of winning the Indy 500. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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★★★★ WATERMARK -(Odeon) The newest collaboration between documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky (Manufactured Landscapes) is a profound and engaging meditation on our complex relationship with water – and especially how our use of technology is affecting the world’s water supplies. ★★½ WE’RE THE MILLERS -(Caprice) A crass comedy about a long-time pot dealer who hires a stripper and two feral teens to pretend to be his middle class family as cover for when he smuggles a massive load of weed across the border from Mexico to the States. ★★★ WOLVERINE -(Roxy, 8:55) Hairy-faced and Adamantium-clawed Hugh Jackman travels to Japan to confront the diabolical Silver Samurai, in an entertaining Marvel Comics smackdown that combines X-men flair with martial arts and yakuza elements. ★★½ THE WORLD’S END -(Roxy, 7:00) In a disappointing but occasionally funny follow-up from the makers of Shaun of the Dead, five old friends reunite for a pub crawl only to find themselves in a droll sci-fi action-adventure of epic proportions. Starring Simon Pegg.

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Hero or villain? W ikiLeaks started out as an obscure, whistleblower website that leveraged the power of the Internet to topple crooked bankers and embarrass African dictators alike. WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange, was an obsessive hacker with a messianic compulsion to expose people corrupted by wealth and power. Within a few years he morphed into a news-making titan when – in concert with three of the world’s most respected newspapers – WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of topsecret documents and videos from the American government. Most notorious was footage of the crew of a U.S. Apache gunship laughing as they casually slaughtered a half-dozen innocent civilians on the streets of Baghdad. Soon, though, Assange himself was exposed – as a reckless megalomaniac with slippery ethics and a vengeful streak. He is, in short, a marvelously complex person and a great subject for a biopic. Unfortunately, The Fifth Estate proves to be a fascinating but flawed portrait of Assange (captured marvelously by Benedict Cumberbatch). It dwells at excessive length on his intense relationship with Daniel Berg (Daniel Bruhl, Rush), an idealistic and moral computer “hacktivist” who became an early – and malleable – conscript for Assange’s campaign. (The movie is mostly based on Berg’s tell-all book, which presumably accounts for this imbalance.) The contrast between the two men is striking, and forms the glib measuring stick by which the audience is asked to judge the flaws of the vainglorious Assange. The two actors are both brilliant, though, and give the narrative its strong emotional core. There is much more to the Assange story than is shown in Estate (check out the documentary We Steal Secrets, from the gifted director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room). And this movie version is further hobbled by the repeated use of over-the-top visual flourishes that attempt to convey the nature of data and communication in our wired world. That said, this movie tackles one of the most important issues of the last several years. Data has become more powerful than weapons, and our governments are becoming ever more secretive with it. Assange, for all his flaws, is the hero who bravely demanded transparency. He did us all a huge favour by punching the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department in ★★½ the nose.

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Lance Watson recalls waiting for a triathlon to start on a summer’s day in 2001, less than a year after Simon Whitfield won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. A six-year-old was riding his bike and said “Look at me Dad, I’m Simon, I’m Simon.” “After Sydney, Whitfied was a household name,” said Watson, who coached Whitfield and the national team in 2000. “I’d like to think we’re so clever we would have produced other champions but in all seriousness, as a coach (Whitfield’s) one of those athletes that comes along once or twice in your career. The sport exploded in Canada after (Sydney) in terms of mass participation and awareness.” Whitfield, now 38, declared his official retirement on Tuesday. But his impact on the sport and on athletics in Canada is immeasurable. “As far as triathlon goes,

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Nobody smiles bigger than Simon Whitfield, who enjoys a laugh at the recent president’s run at UVic. (Sydney in 2000) legitimized our sport in two ways,” Watson said. “He legitimized it in the eyes of the public, and brought it A-level gov-

ernment funding because we were among the sport’s world class.” After a summer season in which Whitfield turned

down the chance to run half and full Ironman races, he is re-focusing on his career in new media and will head Fantan Group’s new sports entertainment division in Victoria, on a cross-media project with Rogers Media. The triathlon community can forgive Whitfield for not pursuing long-distance races as he said he might. After all, where would the sport of triathlon be in Canada if not for Simon? “(This) marks the end of my career as a professional athlete; it’s been an incredible journey and an amazing chapter in my life,” Whitfield said in a statement this week. “I grew up dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympic Games, though I never imagined I would have the honour of wearing the maple leaf four times, winning (gold and silver) Olympic medals, and bearing the flag.” Canada’s flag bearer in London is citing his venture into a new division of sports media of which they will announce in a few months, Fantan said. Whitfield leaves one heck of a legacy among the very highest in Canadian sport. In addition to his Olympic gold in 2000 he won Olym-

pic silver in 2008, gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, 12 Canadian championships and 14 world cup victories.

“If you look at Gretzky and Jordan, they changed the way other elite players played the game, and so did Whitfield.” – Kelly Guest

He brought the sport to Canadians in way that we may never be able to appreciate, because he transcends the sport, says former roommate and national teammate Kelly Guest. “The theatre of triathlon in Canada is 90 per cent related to Simon’s success,” Guest said. “What he did in Sydney brought it to the greater public. On a social level, people (learned) what it was, that triathlon didn’t have any equestrian or archery elements to it.” Whitfield started with the Kids of Steel youth triathlon race in his hometown of Kingston, Ont., and the same organization reported sell-outs and wait-lists across Canada after each of

his successes. Like Watson, a leading triathlon coach and an owner with Saanich’s LifeSport Coaching, Guest makes a full-time living as a local triathlon coach with Kelly’s Kids, an introductory program for youth, the provincial B.C. team and with under-23 athletes. Guest moved to Victoria in 1999 as part of the fledgling national team with Whitfield, Brent McMahon and Watson, the coach. Together they helped redefine high performance training in Canada. If you look at Whitfield’s career trajectory, he was an elite contender from 1996 to 2012, Guest said. “Whitfield was top-10 at a world championship in 1996. Few athletes have a career that consistent, it’s the (triathlon) equivalent of a Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky. “People don’t typically sit down and watch triathlon, but if you look at Jordan and Gretzky, they changed the way other elite players played the game, and so did Whitfield. We had leading triathletes from the world coming here to train with us.” sports@vicnews.com

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The Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team drew back to an even record with a pair of wins against the College of the Rockies Avalanche at PISE last week. The Chargers are now 2-2 after sweeping the Avalanche in both games in six straights on Friday and Thursday. This weekend both the Chargers men and women are in New Westminster against the Douglas College Blues. Third-year middle Morgan Marshall (Smithers) led the Chargers women last Thursday with 13 points (eight kills, three stuff blocks and two aces). First-year leftside Erika Morris (Prince George) also

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Kelsey Johnson, left, and Kaelyn Parmelee of the Camosun Chargers cheer during their match against the Vancouver Island Mariners at PISE earlier this month. contributed 13 points for with 12 kills and an ace. The men (3-1) won in four sets over the Avalanche on Thursday and needed all five

sets to come out the winner again on Friday.

Chargers golf to bronze medal The Camosun Char-

gers men’s golf team came from behind to capture the bronze medal at the 2013 PING Canadian Collegiate Golf National Championship at the Royal

Quebec Golf Club in Quebec City. The Chargers scored the lowest round of the day with 288 for a three day championship total of 881. University of the Fraser Valley (863) won gold and Humber College (875) won silver. Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association All-Canadian Jarred Callbeck led the Chargers scoring a twounder par-70, with three birdies, on the last day for a total of 215, four back of winner Colton Kalkanis of Georgian College (201). Rounding out the scoring for the Chargers were Grant Maskiewich, 11th (220), Michael Flegel, 22nd (224), Brett De Vires, 36th (230), and Brady Stead, 45th (232). sports@vicnews.com

Canada West women’s field hockey’s regular season boils down to one game between the UVic Vikes and UBC Thunderbirds for the conference title. Game time is 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 26) at UVic’s water-based field hockey pitch. The Vikes and T-Birds are currently tied with 4-0-3 records and will be playing for the Canada West banner and No. 1-seed entering the CIS Championship at UVic, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

Twins make boxing debut

Former Reynolds secondary high school wrestlers Peter and Paul Lopez were successful in their amateur boxing debuts at the Cascades Casino in Langley on Oct. 18. The 18-year-old welterweight twins (147 lbs.) joined training partner Bryan Colwell, a cruiserweight (190 lbs.), and all went undefeated, with Peter earning a draw. “They looked really good, it’s nice to see them get out there and use the techniques of the sweet science,” said their Victoria coach Jason Heit. “They had good strategy, good counters and good movement.” Paul won a unanimous decision against Abdul Sidal while Peter fought to a draw with Ilya Kovalenka. The latter pair have booked a rematch in November in Langley. Colwell won a unanimous decision over Luke Creighton.


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Vikes, Bays rivalry renewed The UVic Vikes and James Bay Athletic Association rugby clubs have a long-standing rivalry with plenty of story lines. The teams meet in Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League play tomorrow (Oct. 26). It’s a preview of next month’s Barnard Cup Vancouver Island senior men’s rugby championship. Kick-off is 2:45 p.m. at James Bay’s home of MacDonald Park. The Vikes’ youth versus the age and experience of the Bays has long been at the heart of the clubs’ heated rivalry. For the past five years the Vikes’ core of national level players has boasted Nathan Hirayama, Sean Duke and Phil Mack in the half and back fields, with powerful forwards Andrew Tiedemann

and Adam Kleeberger up front. But those three are no longer part of the Vikes. In their place is a new wave of Canadian nationals led by Pat Kay, who captained the under-20 national team this year, Giuseppe Du Toit, an 18-year-old South African import who started at fly half for Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship, and under-20 players Nathan Yanagiya and James Pitblado, as well as future U20 players Jeff Nishima-Miller and Hayden Evans. “Du Toit is lights out as a kicker,” Vikes coach Doug Tate said. “He’s going backwards now after moving up from high school to the Vikes to the ARC. It’ll be easier dealing with the pressure now.”

South African wins Indoor Challenge Age proved the difference as 33-year-old Rik de Voest defeated 19-year-old Filip Peliwo in Sunday's championship final of the South Island Indoor Tennis Challenge at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. De Voest, a Vancouver-based South African, is ranked 167th on the ATP World Tour. He took the $5,000 prize for first place. Peliwo, the 2012 ITF Junior World Champion, took home the second place prize of $3,500. Third place winner Philip Bester defeated HaySharon Tiffin/News staff them Abid for $2,000. Rik de Voest defeated Filip sports@vicnews.com Peliwo on Sunday.

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High School senior boys soccer standings Recent scores Oct. 15 Belmont 1 Reynolds 5 GNS 2 Oak Bay 5 SMUS 1 Lambrick 2 Claremont 6 Stelly’s 1 Esquimalt 2 Mt. Doug 1 SMUS B 3 Spectrum 2 Parklands 0 St. Andrews 5 Oct. 17 Stellys 0 GNS 5 Oak Bay 3 SMUS 3 Reynolds 1 Claremont 1 Belmont 0 Lambrick 2

Mt. Doug 5 Parklands 0 SMUS B 0 Esquimalt 1 St. Andrews 5 Vic High 0 Tier 1 GP Claremont 7 GNS 7 Lambrick Park 7 SMUS 7 Reynolds 7 Oak Bay 7 Belmont 7 Stellys 7 Tier 2 GP Esquimalt 6 Mount Doug 6 St. Andrews 6 SMU B 6 Parkland 5 Spectrum 5 Vic High 6

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The Bays are also stronger, as the defending provincial champs have Mack back from the Vikes after the national team scrum half and sevens star spent three seasons with the university. Mack was listed at scrum half for the Bays last week but is a proven winger, if needed. The Bays (1-1) are coming off a 40-15 drubbing of the Castaway Wanderers (1-1) at Windsor Park last week, while the Vikes (2-0) won 34-23 over struggling Capilano (0-2). CW is home to Burnaby Lake (2-0). In senior women’s play the UVic Vikes are home to Cowichan at Wallace Field and the Velox Valkyries are home to Nanaimo at Velox, both with an 11:30 a.m. start. sports@vicnews.com

Vikes rowers host Gorge, Elk regatta

The UVic Vikes men’s and women's rowing crews are home to host the annual Head of the Gorge and Head of the Elk regattas, Oct. 26 and 27, respectively. The teams both finished in second-place at the Western Canadian University Rowing Championships last weekend in Burnaby. This weekend is the final competition for the Vikes crews before they head to Montreal for the Canadian University National Championships, Nov. 2-3.

Vikes wrap up hoops preseason Preseason is winding down for the UVic Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams with two final exhibition matches Saturday (Oct. 26) and Sunday. The Vikes host Warner Pacific on Saturday. Women play at 6 p.m. and men at 8 in McKinnon Gym. The Vikes women play again Sunday, 4 p.m. against visiting Brock University. sports@vicnews.com


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LEGALS WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling: 1993 BMW 325I Owner J. Tan WBACB4305PFL10630 2007 HONDA M/C Owner C. Boyce MLHJC392975001871 Will be sold on Nov 8, 2013. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm.

GUARANTEED Job Placement Labourers, Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry.

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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

Night Housekeeper/ Emergency Responder

DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com/ careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

Marquise Hospitality is looking for a F/T Night Housekeeper / Emergency Responder at a Senior Care facility in Victoria, BC. Shifts include wkdys & wknds 11pm-7am. Emergency First Aid is required. Please send resumes to: Fax: 1-866-272-9632 Email: 1450.marquise@ hiredesk.net Website for full posting: http://www.marquise.ca/ careers.php

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: KEY (Ford key on VW fob), found at Island View Beach, Oct. 17. 250-652-2141 LOST: BROACH 2� long, 1� wide, very, very sentimental. Lost around Hatley Park laundry. Reward! (250)474-5514.

VICTORIA FILM Festival now screens classic films every evening at the Vic Theatre and is looking for assistance in the box office and concession stand. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

PERSONAL SERVICES MIND BODY & SPIRIT INTERLUDE MASSAGE: They are back at school!! Treat yourself to therapeutic, relaxing, massage now! In practice since 2000, offering Kripalu Bodywork, Acupressure, Hot Stone, Chair massage. Reiki Master. Contact Andrea at 250-514-6223 or online www.andreakober.com

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is an Innovative, Gentle and Pleasurable Bodywork that Reduces Pain & Tension, and brings a sense of Balance and Presence in a Relaxed Body. Rae Bilash, CertiďŹ ed Trager Practitioner for appt, call 250-380-8733 www.raebilash.ca

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HELP WANTED

Advertising Consultant Victoria News

We currently have a full time sales opportunity available for the Victoria News. Published twice weekly in print and online with a full complement of specialty supplements and features, our focus on local communities has produced positive relationships with both readers and advertisers. This is a challenging career opportunity for a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients, develop new business and create strong marketing programs for print and on-line. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. Ideally you have experience in a fast-paced sales or service environment with a focus on client interaction. You are creative, organized and thrive in a fastpaced, competitive market. Black Press community news media is an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. You can expect a supportive work environment, competitive compensation package including full beneďŹ ts and unlimited opportunity to grow your career. Candidates must have a valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition. Reply in conďŹ dence with resume by November 8, 2013 to; Oliver Sommer Director, Advertising Sales, Black Press 818 Broughton Street, Victoria BC V8W 1E4 e-mail: osommer@blackpress.ca Phone: 250-480-3274 www.blackpress.ca

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

PERSONALS REAL PEOPLE, Real Chat, Real Discreet Try FREE! 18+. Call 250-220-1300. Or visit online at: www.livelinks. com

GREATER VICTORIA Performing Arts Festival needs assistants excited about dance to help with logistics and scheduling for next April’s festival. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

HELP WANTED

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Join a profession that supports and cares for our community. Medical and dental office clerks and transcriptionists are always in high demand. In addition to basic administrative and bookkeeping skills, you will also learn standard medical terminology. Career Opportunities: Medical Office Assistant O Dental Office Assistant Medical Transcriptionist MSP Billing Clerk O Ward Secretary Pharmaceutical Firms O Medical Supply Firms Medical Clerical in Research & Care Agencies

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PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FREE ITEMS

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

FOR SALE BY OWNER

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

FREE- LOTS of wood, big & small from taking down wood shed. Call (250)474-6675.

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

FRIENDLY FRANK LULU LEMON Grey hoodie, men’s size small, like new condition. $45. (778)265-7743. QUEEN-SIZED DUVET & cover, great condition, $45. (250)477-8155. SINGER ZIG Zag sewing machine 3 arm model 533. $90 hardly used. (250)544-4322. TOILET SAFETY frame $25. Electric prestige garage heater $20. Toast-R-Oven $35. 250-652-9643. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DOWN-SIZING SALE. 4050% off. Brentwood Bay Nurseries. 1395 Benvenuto Ave. Oct. 1st - 27th. (250)652-1507. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

SOOKE, 3-bdrm, 4-plex, $750 mo, on bus route, nice deck & yard. Call 250-478-2450.

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE

RECREATION

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

SPACIOUS 742 sq.ft CONDO in the Wave, 705-845 Yates St. Great investment close to all amenities downtown Victoria. Open House: Saturday, Oct 26, 1-4pm.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

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.

CENTRAL SIDNEY- bright, quiet, private, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, newly reno’d, grnd level, skylights, W/D, parking, storage, Gas F/P. Walk to beach & shops. NS/NP. $1440/mo. Call 250-544-1180. SAANICH: 55+ furnished 2 bdrm, balcony faces Swan Creek, 5 appls, in-suite W/D. $1200. utils incld 250-479-5437

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO

NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

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.

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

YAMAHA PIANO, $500. Mahogany display unit, $275. 2 fabric swivel arm chairs, $75 each. Gold print sofa, $75. Patio furniture, $75. Call (250)592-6485

SUNNY COOMBS field/treed acreage. Room for revenue development. Comfortable 2 floors of 1400 sq ft. Wood, hot water heat $745,000. Phone/Fax 250-248-4495.

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

Move in today 250-588-9799

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

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or

AUTO SERVICES $$$ TOP CA$H PAID $$$. For ALL unwanted Vehicles, any condition. Call (250)885-1427.

CARS

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ROOMS FOR RENT FAIRFIELD ROOM- walk to Cook St village & amenities. NS/NP. Women only. Call (250)382-6681.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, FREE WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. Avail. immediately. 250-756-9746

SUITES, LOWER MARIGOLDcozy 1 bdrm, woodstove. shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850. 250-727-6217.

1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Hankook tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, sub woofer, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $3000. Chris, 250-595-0370 lv mess.

$50 to $1000 Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans

2004 TITANIUM 29E34RL (new May 2005), good condition. One slide out, rear living room with fireplace, chair, hide-a-bed couch, sliding glass doors leading to fully screened patio. Patio deck slides out from underneath. Centre kitchen, double door refrigerator, microwave, double sink. Hardwood floors, oak cabinets, washer/dryer, porcelain toilet. Ducted A/C, gas/ electric hot water with DSI. Fiberglass exterior, dual paned windows, Polar Pak insulation, power front jacks, rear stabilizers. Ideal for traveling south in winter, parking at the lake or touring. Length/benefits of 34’ but tows like 29’. $65,000 new, asking $19,900. 250-8818833, chuck.salmon@shaw.ca

TRUCKS & VANS 1990 DODGE 3/4 ton 4x4 long box. Excellent shape, good tires, exceptional loading capacity. Welded top carrier. $1100. Pls call (250)727-7905.

MARINE BOATS $$$$ BOATS WANTED $$$$ ALSO OUTBOARDS AND TRAILERS. CASH BUYER. $$$$$ 250-544-2628 $$$$$ DIESEL 36’ cruiser (First Lady) blue registry, land winter stored, sleeps 5, hyd’s, elec’s & inverted AC. Grand wheelhouse $145,000. Ph/Fx 250248-4495.

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10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Raking, Pruning, Hauling, Mowing. (250)479-6495.

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250-477-4601

CLEANING SERVICES

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

(250)217-3090.ELECTRICIAN 30 yrs exp. New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. Senior’s Disc. Lic.#3003 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. RENOVATION SPECIALIST. Father & Son team. Great rates, 25 years exp. (778)9770531. www.scottelectric.ca Lic. #201714.

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

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

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677. JUBILEE LAWN & Garden; Hedges, fall-cleanups, lawns. Insured, WCB. 778-265-3903. LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges-tree pruning, gardening/landscaping. WCB. 18 yrs exp. Andrew 250-893-3465. PREPARE YOUR Lawn & garden for fall & winter. Glenwood Gardenworks. 250-474-4373.

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS! or bcclassiďŹ ed.com ✔ 250.388.3535

ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

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.

HANDYPERSONS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HANDYMAN- Light maintenance. Leaky taps, caulking, stain removal, electrical outlets & switch. Call (250)818-2709.

ARAM RENO’S Basement, bathrooms, additions Free est. WCB/Insured 250-880-0525 COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licensed and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

HAULING AND SALVAGE $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. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices

Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PAINTING

PLASTERING

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

PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RED DOT RENOVATION & DESIGN No job too small. Call Mark 250-896-4561

COMMON GROUND Landscape. Specialists in complete yard care and construction. Ask about our $100 Seasonal Promotion. 250-727-8002

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

ELECTRICAL

250.388.3535

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee�. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Retaining Rock Walls, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. 250-588-9471

MOVING & STORAGE (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $90/hr. 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. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS 250.388.3535

SAFEWAY PAINTING

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

Peacock Painting

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

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

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

Commercial/Residential Interior/Exterior

250-652-2255 250-882-2254

Written Guarantee Call for details Budget Compliance

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

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NEEDS mine.

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

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OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY

week beginning October 24, 2013 Real Estate Victoria

OPENHOUSES

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Oct. 24-30 edition of Real Estate Victoria

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com 207-1101 Hilda St, $269,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

205-1510 Hillside Ave, $384,900 Saturday 12-1:30 Newport Realty Gordon Lee, 250-385-2033

4-1473 Garnet Rd, $354,900 pg. 5

1604-647 Michigan, $189,000 pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shelley Saldat, 250-589-4014

pg. 7

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

pg. 1

2178 Beaverbrooke, $839,900

Saturday 1:30-2:30 Boorman’s Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

pg. 8

406-1615 Belcher Ave, $219,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

571 Caselton Pl, $634,900 pg. 10

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Ltd Lorne Klipper 250 656-0911

2438 Lincoln Rd, $688,000 Sunday 1-3 JONESco. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838

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

pg. 6

203-1110 Oscar, $329,900

Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

pg. 17

5-1027 Belmont Ave, $639,000

pg. 8

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Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124

pg. 8

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

3161 Alder St, $519,500 Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Ltd. Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

pg. 9

Saturday 1-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

pg. 2

76 Norquay Rd, $649,000 pg. 8

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-818-3134

pg. 9

304-1665 Oak Bay Ave, $239,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

pg. 7

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pg. 9

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ally Guevin, 250-477-7291

pg. 15

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

pg. 9

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pg. 6

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jim Fields, 250 384-8124

pg. 5

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pg. 9

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124

pg. 11

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

pg. 5

105-10421 Resthaven Dr, $359,000 pg. 1

pg. 9

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

3801 Blenkinsop, $579,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Karn Dodd, 250-479-3333

pg. 11

pg. 8

25-4305 Maltwood Lane, $479,900

pg. 10

4067 Cavallin Crt, $588,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

pg. 12

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Kent Roden, 250 656-0911

pg. 12

pg. 9

Sunday 2-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 14

209-1335 Bear Mtn Parkway, $375,000 pg. 6

891 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900 Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 14

3343 Wishart pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 14

2382 Setchfield, $599,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty VI Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday 1-3 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

pg. 19

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

2518 Mill Hill Rd.

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Hayley John, 250-474-4800

pg. 13

1060 Ferncliffe Pl, $888,000 Sunday 1-3:30 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl, 250-391-8484

pg. 13

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Jeff Shaw 250 474-6003

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

pg. 14

985 Gade, $689,900

pg. 14

924 Wendey, $454,900

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mikko Ikonen, 250 479-3333

3467 Happy Valley Rd.

pg. 15

593 Latoria Rd, $294,000

2655 Sooke Rd, $219,900 Thursday thru Monday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250 744-3301

1113 Monica, $557,000

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

135-3640 Propeller Pl, $519,000

pg. 6

pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 6

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

476-480 Becher Bay Rd, $499,900 pg. 14

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

pg. 14

3185 Glen Lake Rd, $899,000 pg. 11

1469 Honeysuckle Pl, $689,900 Saturday 1-3 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

1177 Deerview, $674,900

pg. 7

3375 Turnstone

10012 Fifth

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

pg. 14

3015 Dornier Rd.

1604 Dean Park, $649,000 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

2329 Oakville, $549,500

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

7179 Skyline, $539,900

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Patti Locke-Lewkowich, 250-477-7291

pg. 7

406-611 Brookside, $189,000

pg. 5

1542 Clawthorpe Ave, $424,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Ferguson, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301

7161 West Saanich Rd, $239,900

1047 San Marino Cres, $998,888

102D-1115 Craigflower Rd, $339,800 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

pg. 12

10935 Marti Lane, $1,159,000 pg. 12

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000

220-1680 Poplar Ave, $144,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 11

205-2349 James White, $269,900

20-901 Kentwood, $427,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Wendy Thompson, 1-888-250-4276

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Kimberly Legeard, 250 656-0911

303-2318 James White Blvd, $530,000

3994 Century, $509,000 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Danny Parmar 250 213-1717

pg. 11

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

8739 Cordero, $675,000 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Winnie Wu, 250-656-0911

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

113-37 Skogstad Way, $344,900 pg. 11

102-2360 James White, $227,000

2190 Ardwell Ave

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4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900

7-1115 Craigflower, $479,900

1738 Kings, $449,880

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

201-873 Esquimalt Rd, $239,900

101-1235 Johnson St, $294,800 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sladja Stojkovic, 250 477-5353

pg. 10

3712 Kootenay Pl., $649,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mike Vanderkruyk, 250-592-4422

376 Kinver St., $394,900

302-327 Maitland, $289,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Ferguson, 250-708-0124

4095 Livingstone Ave N, $549,000

1003-1015 Pandora, $468,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

8523 Tribune Terr, $629,900

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033

406-125 Aldersmith, $319,900 pg. 5

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

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

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Willy Dunford, 250 656-0911

2487 Cadboro Heights 1504A Glentana Rd, $349,900

pg. 10

3963 Juan De Fuca, $1,189,900

Saturday 3-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

pg. 12

10277 Resthaven, $998,000

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

pg. 15

1-639 Kildew, $336,900

79-7570 Tetayut Rd, $247,000

pg. 6

1661 Freeman, $399,900

pg. 8

606 Speed Ave, $215,000

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

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

2209 Arbutus Cove, $1,478,000

199 Olive St., $849,900 Saturday 12-2 & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

211-1490 Garnet, $224,900

2166 Central $629,000

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

pg. 5

pg. 7 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Dave O’Byrne, 250-592-4422

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

101-2329 Bradford Ave, $498,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

1275 Knockan

1520 York Pl.

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

pg. 1

pg. 10

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

pg. 12

7963 See Sea Pl

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

11-1063 Valewood, $599,900 pg. 17

620 Treanor, $367,000

9820 Seaport, $499,500

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

329-40 Gorge Rd W, $309,000

599 St Patrick, $869,000

1702-647 Michigan, $185,000

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

pg. 15

1575 Jasper, $639,900

208 Linden Ave, $543,000

213-165 Kimta Rd.

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager, 250 744-3301

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Ltd Paul Macris, 250 656-0911

3895 South Valley, $749,900

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250-744-3301

11058 Larkspur, $487,000

4675 McMorran, $709,000

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

Thursday 4-6 pm DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-882-0224

pg. 14

22-848 Hockley Ave, $87,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-5333

8781 Forest Park Dr, $739,900 pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max of Nanaimo John Cooper, 1-866-956-6228

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Clinic complaint against pro-life group prompts action Karagianis seeks increase to buffer zone around clinics in B.C. Kyle Wells

and the men that are affected,” Berns said. “It is quite clear the devastation people go through post-abortive and if we can stop one person from reaching that point, it will be a job well done.” Karagianis has written to the provincial health minister requesting the change. As it has in the past, the Island Health is supporting the plea. Steve Weatherbe, president of the board of directors for Choose Life Victoria, says the move is an attempt to suppress free speech and to sweep the ethical implications of abortion under the rug. “(It’s) an attempt to create a kind of moral vacuum around the clinics,” he said. “We can’t force anybody to think one way or to question their own actions … but as it stands now we can ask the question.” In an emailed statement, the Ministry of Health said it will monitor the situation in View Royal closely. Karagianis brought the issue to View Royal council, hoping they would write a letter of support for the initiative. Ultimately council decided to receive the information but not write a letter. Coun. John Rogers said he has trouble supporting the change without a clear idea of the provincial ramifications and without

Vigil co-ordinator Alex Berns could not confirm a member of his group entered the clinic but Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA was aware of a complaint. He said Maurine Karagianis is trying to the vigils are peaceful and do not drum up support for her proposal aim to blame. “(Karagianis is) supposed to be to expand the protective zone around clinics in B.C. that perform supporting my freedom of speech at the same time,” Berns said. abortions. Recent and ongoing tensions “She needs to speak for us too.” Previous vigils were held on the surrounding pro-life vigils outside the Vancouver Island Women’s north-west side of the intersecClinic in View Royal prompted tion, in front of a housing complex, resulting in many the MLA to pursue a complaints from and change to legislation run-ins with residents. that would increase Berns said the group the access zone from agreed to move across 50 to 60 metres. the street to deter any For specified clinics, further confrontation. pro-life protesters are Their current location not currently allowed also complies with the to campaign within 50-metre bubble, but 50 metres of the busiwould fall within 60 ness. metres. Karagianis strengthBerns also said ened her resolve after members are frean incident on Oct. 10, when West Shore Maureen Karagianis quently subject to harassment, which RCMP received a complaint from the View Royal clinic, does not garner anywhere near the attention actions of the prowhere a protester had entered. “(Clinic staff) are very con- testers do. The vigil focuses on cerned about the really aggressive praying for those who are strugnature of the protesters,” Karagia- gling with the decision and giving nis said. “The clinic is asking for information in the hopes of deterthe bubble zone to be increased ring people from going through so that they can push some of with an abortion. “We only care about the women those protesters further back.” News staff

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Judge chastises Saanich police over bike seizure Trial to continue for man accused of driving 300 km/h on Trans-Canada Edward Hill Kyle Slavin News staff

A motorcycle seized by Saanich police without a warrant will remain a piece of evidence in the trial of a young man accused of rocketing a bike along the Trans-Canada Highway at more than 300 km/h and videotaping the stunt. Randy George Scott, 26, denies being the driver of a blue Yamaha R1 that can be seen on a notorious YouTube video weaving through cars at high speed on the highway near Uptown, and maxing out the speedometer at 299 km/h by the time the bike hits Langford. Scott is charged with one count of dangerous driving. Soon after the YouTube video went viral, tips from the public led Saanich investigators to focus on Scott, and officers seized and impounded a motorbike from the parking lot of an apartment complex at 850

Admirals Rd., on April 13, 2012, one week a particularly high expectation of privacy when the search is related to an object of after the highway joyride. In court Tuesday, Crown counsel Steve personal property found in a parking lot Fudge conceded that Saanich police seized and completely open to the elements.” On Tuesday, Saanich police Const. and searched the bike without a warrant. “They probably could have gotten a Michael Bainbridge testified in a voir dire search warrant. There is no evidence they phase of the trial that he seized the motorwere operating in bad faith,” Fudge told cycle at 850 Admirals Rd. at the request of Judge Robert Higinbotham during a hearing Const. Jon Cawsey, the investigating officer, on the admissability of the bike as evidence. and had it transported to Totem Towing’s secure compound. The Saanich officers There is no evidence Bainbridge told the acted with “urgency” to seize the bike out of con- they were operating in bad judge he took the bike “in the interest of pubic cern it would be used safety” and that Cawsey again for dangerous driv- faith.” ing, Fudge said. “Clearly - Crown counsel Steve Fudge was trying to get a search warrant. the lawful approach would Cawsey told the judge he moved to have have been the proper approach,” he said. “There was a bona fide belief (Saanich the bike seized after the Saanich forensic police) were entitled to seize the motorcy- identification section positively matched cle to prevent a repetition of events. It’s not the bike at 850 Admirals Rd. with the bike quite good faith, but its not a willful viola- on the YouTube video. Cawsey said he discussed the case with a superior officer and tion of Charter rights.” On Wednesday, after a day of delibera- decided he had sufficient grounds to seize tion, Higinbothom ruled the bike can be and tow the motorcycle without a warrant. “I felt we needed to seize the bike quickly included as evidence at trial. “A search involving one’s motorcycle ... based on previous depictions of how it is not personally intrusive, and does not travelled,” Cawsey said in court. “A warrant demean the dignity of the defendant,” he was discussed but not obtained.” Higinbothom said Cawsey had alternawrote in his decision. “I find that there is not

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