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Extra half-metre a sticking point for O.B. High paths Playing field construction affects width of walkways around school Christopher Sun News Staff

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Oak Bay Kiwanis member Delphine Straith helps arrange the styrofoam gourds for the annual Pumpkin Art display behind the Municipal Hall on Oak Bay Avenue. The display, a fundraiser for Oak Bay Kiwanis, runs nightly from 5 to 9 p.m., ending on Halloween night tomorrow (Oct. 31).

Halloween events on tap Residents looking to celebrate Halloween in Oak Bay have a variety of options. The annual Pumpkin Art display, created by John Vickers, is set up now behind the municipal hall. It’s open from 5 to 9 p.m. and winds up tomorrow night (Oct. 31). Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Oak Bay Kiwanis club. From 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at 430 Beach Dr., you’ll find zombies and other creepy characters at the Haunted House of Horrors, hosted by the Hospers family. The display,

which will be less terrifying early on to accommodate younger visitors, is a fundraiser for the Victoria SPCA. The family is collecting cash, blankets, animal toys and pet food for the shelter. Also starting at 6 p.m., the Kiwanis join Oak Bay firefighfighters for their annual Halloween bonfire, lighting up Fireman’s Park off St. Ann’s Road. A costume parade starts at 6:30 in front of the Scout Hall. There’s entertainment planned and hot dogs, pop and hot chocolate will be available. There will, however, be no fire-

works display and the fire department reminds residents that private bonfires are not permitted. In general for Halloween, parents are encouraged to dress their children in flame-resistant clothing that is light coloured or has reflective tape to increase visibility. Carrying flashlights is also suggested. It is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks in Oak Bay without a permit. Fines range from $100 to $500. The sale of fireworks is banned throughout the Capital Regional District. editor@oakbaynews.com

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The new Oak Bay High will feature regulation size playing fields. But plans to cut down the width of pathways around the school by more than a half-metre to make room for those fields is not an acceptable solution, Oak Bay councillors told an architect working for the project designer. “I don’t think I can stress enough to have those pathways wide enough,” said Coun. Michelle Kirby, whose research into the topic found that three metres was the standard width for a mixed-use pathway. “I didn’t see anything about 2.4 metres last year.” Mayor Nils Jensen also implored designers and the school to find a way to add the extra 60 cm to the pathway width. “We want as much width as you can leave us,” he said, suggesting a reduction in the allotted 100 parking stalls might solve the problem. “We may find that we might not need all that parking.” Councillors were told the situation isn’t as simple as that. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre, which will house a daycare, teen centre and activity rooms, takes up 15 per cent of the new school, said Greater Victoria District facilities director Seamus Howley. “We have to be all things to everybody, but it’s a very constrained site,” he said, adding that building a new school next to an existing one still in operation comes with its own space challenges. Barry Scroggs, president of contracting company Farmer Group, said meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements has impacted on the width of the pathway. He said the grass area next to the path is designed for biofiltration and cannot be reduced in size. “The site is very compact,” he said, adding his company will look at trying to address council’s request. “We’re going to take what you are asking us to do … and see how we would be able to do it.

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Region’s ambulance response times fastest in province Daniel Palmer News staff

When it comes to trauma, the difference between life and death can be a matter of seconds. And while the system isn’t perfect, Greater Victoria residents can find comfort in knowing they’ve got the fastest average ambulance response times in B.C. According to the latest data from the B.C. Ambulance Service, ambulances averaged a response time of 7:26 in Victoria last year, the fastest in the province and a far cry from the provincial median of 15 minutes. “We have a saying that time is brain, or time is muscle, meaning every minute gives you an opportunity to save those particular tissues,” said Dr. Chris Morrow, site chief for emergency medicine for the South Island at Island Health.

Members of B.C. Ambulance crews look after a patient during a crash downtown. Response times for local paramedic crews are among the quickest in B.C. Black Press files

Morrow and other emergency room doctors liaise with the roughly 200 paramedics and 15 ambulances that cover Sooke to Sidney in an attempt to shave crucial seconds off hospital arrival and wait times each year.

“There are a number of critical conditions in which time will save lives, like severe allergic reactions, acute stroke and acute heart attack,” Morrow said. The average 30 to 45 minutes that it takes for non-trauma

patients to move from ambulance to emergency rooms is also important in maintaining fast local response times, said Grant Brilz, Greater Victoria district manager with the B.C. Ambulance Service. “That allows us to move ambulances back on to the streets, where they're available for other calls, which then reduces the response times to those subsequent calls,” he said. B.C. ambulances are not restricted by municipal boundaries, which allows greater flexibility to move services around the region as patient demand requires, he added. Peak ambulance times usually occur at 11 a.m. and in early afternoon, when patient transfers between hospitals are in full swing. The Canadian benchmark for Code 3, or lights-and-siren ambu-

lance response times, is about nine minutes. Saanich and Esquimalt ambulances clocked in at 8:17 and 8:32 respectively last year, while Oak Bay responses averaged 9:20 from dispatch to arrival. The B.C. Ambulance Service responded to more than 400,000 events last year; more than half of those were Code 3 calls. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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A controversial new proposal to address Greater Victoria’s solid and liquid waste released last week is being panned by a member of the Capital Regional District’s sewage committee. Richard Atwell with the Sewage Treatment Action Group presented a $650-million proposal that calls for one waste-to-energy gasification facility to be built. It also would see 15 existing sewage pumping stations rebuilt or ret-

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rofitted to provide tertiary treatment – a level of processing that removes more impurities than the secondary treatment being planned for by the CRD. But Judy Brownoff, a CRD liquid waste management committee member, remains unconvinced that a gasification plant is the way to go. “We’ve always said from day one that we want innovation, but it has to be proven,” she said, noting that the CRD evaluated gasification in 2009 but found it was not a proven technology. She also questioned the lack of detail behind Atwell’s $650-million price tag. “It gives people the concept that we haven’t done the numbers right. I’d like them to show us the financial plan.” The CRD plans to spend $782

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The former home of Ian’s Jubilee Coffee Shop will be torn down in three weeks unless advocates can come up with a palatable plan to save the structure. Last Thursday, City of Victoria staff told council the Turner build-

million to build two facilities, one for secondary treatment, the other for processing and harnessing energy from the biosolids leftover from the initial treatment. Under Atwell’s proposal, liquid waste would go through an ultrafiltration process at the existing pumping stations before being pumped to the waste-to-energy plant. The filtered effluent would be released into the water. Atwell noted that secondary treatment does not remove microorganisms or pharmaceutical contamination from wastewater. “If we had to build 15 new buildings at $20-million each – I’m erring on the high side as the Craigflower facility cost $11 million to build – that’s $300 million,” he said. “Compare that to $350 million

ing, a 1940s building at 2002 Richmond Rd., has fallen into such disrepair that it needs to be torn down immediately. In response, a citizens group called Save Ian’s Coffee Shop is organizing on Facebook to recognize the iconic business and its former owner, Ian Turner. “There’s a lot of energy and a lot

for the CRD for a secondary treatment plant. If some or all existing pump station buildings could be retrofitted, the cost could go down by 80 to 90 per cent for each building that does not have to be rebuilt.” Brownoff said filtering sewage at pump stations around the region would mean waste sludge would have to be trucked from those sites to another processing facility, creating more greenhouse gases. Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver attended the presentation. He said the STAG proposal had merit. “The idea and concept is something the CRD should look at,” he said. “It’s innovative. It integrates solid and liquid waste manageof people who are really behind this and it just speaks to how people feel about that location and Ian Turner,” said Shawn DeWolfe, who is spearheading the advocacy effort. “There was just a tremendous amount of generosity from Ian in the time he ran the coffee shop.” DeWolfe is fearful the building is beyond repair, but said supporters

ment, which is the way of the future.” Weaver said the CRD should take a step back and change its goal to have something in place by 2018, which is two years after the provincial government’s deadline for the CRD to stop dumping raw sewage into the water. He said he has spoken to various provincial ministers and they are willing to push the deadline to 2020, as long as the CRD has a plan in place. “Tertiary is what we need to do,” Weaver added, saying the CRD needs to consider alternatives. “The reality is, the province would love it if the CRD can say, ‘We can do it by 2020.’” More details on STAG’s proposal can be found at theriteplan.ca reporter@vicnews.com are keen to discuss options with the building’s owner, Charlotte Turner. “The building is very unsafe, so time is of the essence,” said Coun. Shellie Gudgeon. If a new plan for the building isn’t submitted to city hall before Nov. 20, the building will be slated for demolition. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Iconic imagery of Halloween tends to be ghosts and jack-o’-lanterns and all things creepy and frightening, but it’s also the sounds of little kids at the door shouting “trick-or-treat” and collecting candy. But our favourite non-statutory holiday is changing, for better or worse, from a kid-centric night to a big party weekend for adults to blow off steam as an alter-ego. For people that think there are fewer kids coming around their neighbourhood to collect candy, they’re probably right. Kids of trick-ortreating age peaked more than a decade ago and has steadily declined (about 3.7 million now versus 4.1 million in 2002, according to Statistics Canada). Instead, places like Value Village and innumerable Halloween pop-up stores are seeing steady year-over-year growth in readymade adult Halloween costumes and spooky paraphernalia. A Scotiabank poll estimates on average B.C.’ers will spend more than $80 per person for Halloween get-up and candy, making the scariest night of the year a popular and healthy business. Candy sales in October across Canada are the clear winner at $360 million last year, but costumes sales and rentals nearly doubled over the past few years to a $40-million business. Like the evolving nature of Halloween, annual mayhem and property damage has largely gone down across Greater Victoria thanks to many municipalities regulating and imposing safety courses on people using fireworks, or banning fireworks altogether. Police departments maintain a heavy presence on the roads during Halloween and its closest weekend (Saanich police say Halloween beats out New Year’s Eve for call volume), but fewer fireworks and stronger enforcement has meant a drop in fire department callouts. Some people may grumble about a nanny state and taking their explosive fun away, but taxpayers benefit when their emergency services aren’t spending the night chasing spot fires from Roman candles. Tomorrow night little ghouls will be walking the neighbourhoods, but Halloween only really becomes scary when the big ghouls misbehave.

What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.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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Perils of an ‘entitlement state’ out “regional development” and With the B.C. and federal other funds to every part of the governments once again struggling country. to climb out of deep But I did not know that operating deficits, it’s a Industry Canada grants good time for the release were handed out to pizza of Mark Milke’s book Tax parlours (including the Me, I’m Canadian. remote pizza-starved vilAn update of the same lage of Kamloops), or to title published 12 years help open gas stations ago, the book retains the or convenience stores history of taxes in Canada, in Kelowna, Vernon and detailing how Canada’s tax Chilliwack. system was initially built Milke makes a useto mimic the United States system in the late 19th Tom Fletcher ful point for B.C. about royalty rates for timber, century. B.C. Views natural gas and other Beyond the history, it resources. They are is mostly new material. resource rents, and if they are too Included are chapters on the global high the tenants will move out. meltdown of 2009, the surge of penReducing them isn’t a subsidy, espesion liabilities as the baby boomers cially if it leads to big revenue gains retire and the flawed logic behind as B.C.’s unconventional shale gas the “Occupy” and “Idle No More” incentives have done. protests. On the Occupy movement: The Some readers will immediately note that Milke works for the Fraser infamous “one per cent,” who in Canada earn $250,000 a year or Institute and was previously B.C. more, earned 10 per cent of all director of the Canadian Taxpayincome and paid 20 per cent of all ers’ Federation. But the book is not taxes in 2010. The bottom 73 per just an argument for cutting taxes. cent of tax filers paid just 17 per It also dismantles persistent myths cent of all taxes. About a third paid that income taxes are illegal, and launches a broadside on what Milke no tax at all. On Idle No More: When calls “Canada’s corporate welfare Attawapiskat Chief Teresa Spence carnival.” played to the Ottawa media with Many people will be able to idenher soup strike, former Liberal tify some top names in the governleader Bob Rae suggested a nearby ment subsidy game: Bombardier, diamond mine should share more General Motors, even poor old revenue. Rolls Royce Canada. Some will also Milke omits the substantial supbe well aware that our supposedly port and employment that mine tight-fisted Conservative federal provides, and glosses over the misgovernment has continued to pour

guided blockades that disrupted that and other job-creating enterprises. But he does detail the disastrous effects of passive resource wealth bestowed on impoverished aboriginal communities, and contrasts it with the success stories of reserves that build their own enterprises through hard work. On public sector pensions: Milke notes that historically, public employees traded higher wages for better benefits and job security. Now their wages are generally higher, and taxpayers have to cover their personal pension contributions (as a portion of those wages) as well as the employer contributions, plus the “defined benefit” payout, which has to be subsidized far beyond what the pension fund can support. On the debt-financed welfare state, there are memorable observations, like this one: “For the record, the generous Quebec welfare state and its ostensibly more progressive model are paid for in part with the taxes of other Canadians; Quebec is merely the North American equivalent of Greece.” The recent B.C. political crisis over adoption of the harmonized sales tax showed that there is too much emotion and too little knowledge about how taxes work. This book is a step towards addressing that. –Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter: @tomfletcherbc tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS Foul Bay a traffic trouble spot Re: Deer sign receives thumbs-down from council (News, Oct. 23) Marion Cumming’s idea to slow down traffic on the south section of Foul Bay Road with the installation of a deer crossing sign should be reconsidered by council. However, as a Foul Bay resident and longtime advocate for some measure to slow traffic here, I have become convinced that neither council nor the engineering department have the slightest interest in traffic calming measures. After all, that would require a decision. My neighbours and I have asked for a crosswalk, signs, an extension of the bicycle lanes installed by Victoria between Fairfield and Richardson – any one or all of these. But it appears that moving the ever-increasing traffic at an accelerating pace takes precedence over safety and the quality of life. There have been three recent accidents suffered by neighbours already at the junction of Granite and Foul Bay. Pedestrians using this legal crossing are at great risk because no one obeys the speed limit. We have little doubt that the occurrence of a fatal event is only a matter of time. David Williams Oak Bay

Oakdowne park fine as is, thank you I write addressing the desires of a few locals or nonlocals who want to fence or equip Oakdowne Road park with a permanent boundary or alternatively, set up playground equipment to accommodate dogs or babies. Please consider the majority here who choose otherwise. This well-kept open space, and trees, provide recreation and pleasure enough for all. The impact, and garbage amounts are presently very minimal. Doug Miller Oak Bay

Prostate story offers double entendres Re: Prostate cancer proving to be a tough nut to crack (News, Oct. 23) This article was at once both comforting and alarming. It is comforting to learn that such headway has been made with highly technological research, even if some of us might have difficulty with verbiage regarding nanoparticles. The converse is true of the claim that contrary to popular belief, “PSA levels have no bearing on cancer in the prostate,” so that for now, “the only way is to go in and remove tissue.” I have to admit however, the wording of the banner headline

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Police watching convicted sex offender in Victoria Man with numerous convictions in Edmonton area poses ‘significant risk’ Daniel Palmer News staff

Another convicted sexual offender is moving to Victoria. Larry Takahashi, a 61-yearold convicted rapist, will be residing in a local halfway house between now and Dec. 24, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell. The National Parole Board released Takahashi as part of a temporary unescorted absence program to help him integrate back into the community. “The warning is being

His sexual deviissued as VicPD ancy increased over believes that Takathat period of time, hashi poses a signififrom peeping in cant risk of harm to women’s windows adult and teenage to wearing a balagirls,” Russell said in clava and sexually a release. assaulting women “VicPD had no role in their homes. He in the decision to was convicted on 14 release Takahashi, counts of rape. nor do we have any Takahashi had input in to where he Takahashi a previous tempowould live.” Takahashi is currently serv- rary release revoked in 2005, ing three life sentences for a when it was discovered he series of sexual assaults in the met another convicted sex Edmonton area in the 1970s offender at a Vancouver beach. and 1980s.

Takahashi must abide by all the conditions of his release including not consuming any alcohol or other intoxicants, reporting all interactions with women to his parole officer and not travelling north of the Malahat. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Sat. NO NOv. 2 diwali cultural show Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Indian classical and semi-classical dances, Hindi and Punjabi songs at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. The annual dance program has been running since 1998 to bring cultural awareness to the population of Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island and to raise funds for the Victoria Hindu temple. 6:30pm. Tickets, $18 at 250-721-8480. uvic.ca/ auditorium. Bridges for women 25th anniVersary - The Bridges for Women Society is marking their 25th anniversary of helping women triumph over trauma with a free event at The Hudson public market. All volunteers and supporters past and present are welcomed to enjoy fresh food from local chefs and live tunes from The Sweet Lowdown. From 7:30pm at 1701 Douglas. Event is free, but a ticket is required. bridges25years.eventbrite.ca. shakespeare in film - The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare in Love at SilverCity Victoria, as a part of their fundraising for the 2014 season. Tickets, $10, ticketrocket.org. christmas ““on the ridge” craft fair - Juried craft fair of jewelry, pottery, gourmet foods, glassware, felting, wooden items and more. Enjoy a hot lunch, or coffee and muffin, with entertainment from classical guitarist Brad Prevedoros. $2 admission for charity. Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont.

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Sat. NOv. 2 louise rose & the capital city syncopators - The Capital City Syncopators and Louise Rose host an evening of entertainment in support of the Victoria Good News Choir. Wear your Halloween costume and compete for prizes or simply support the choir. Tickets, $20, from Ivy’s Book Store, Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, at the door. 7:30pm, Oak Bay United Church (1355 MItchell). teagan johnston cd release Twice nominated Vancouver Island Youth Artist of the year, 18-yearold Teagan Johnston releases her debut EP, recorded during her last year of high school with the help of local talents Aidan Knight and Steph MacPherson. Fintan O’Brian and Leisure Suit join the evening showcasing Johnston’s piano-driven original songs. 8pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). Tickets, $14, at Ditch Records. shake!aween - Punk party at Logan’s (1821 Cook) with Durban Poison, The Living Deadbeats, The Poor Choices, The Line Traps, Weekend Mattress and Sciencetits. 9pm sharp. $10 at the door. ¡sacaBuche! - Early Music Society

of the Islands presents ¡Sacabuche! Polish Baroque. Singers, sackbuts, violins and organs illuminate the works of Jarzçbski, Mielczewski, Szarzyñski and Zieleñski, Polish composers who, in the 17th century, adopted the emerging idiom of the Italian baroque. 8pm at Alix Goolden (907 Pandora) Tickets. $27, rmts.bc.ca. singing for good - Four singersongwriters join forces to raise money for the Bandwagon Music Therapy project (musicheals.ca). Join these talented women for an evening of song at Gorge-ous Coffee (300 Gorge). Suggested donation of $7 to $11.

SuN. NOv. 3 international guitar night - Showcasing some of the world’s greatest players, the tour takes Nanaimo Nov. 1; Duncan Nov. 2; and UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium at 8pm Nov. 3. 2013 features IGN founder Brian Gore, with Italy’s Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina. Tickets, $25. internationalguitarnight. com. john mcdermott - Expect more than just “Oh Danny Boy” when the tenor makes a 20th anniversary tour stop at the McPherson. Tickets, $52.50, rmts.bc.ca. pete rock & cl smooth - The hip-hop duo come on the scene in ‘91 blending CL smooth’s vocals with Pete Rock’s obscure soul and jazz record samples. Their reunion show features CAMP LO And DJ Jetts. At 9ONE9 (919 Douglas). Tickets, $17.80, ticketweb.ca.

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The response to what Leith describes as “documentary outreach project on steroids” has been overwhelmingly positive and inspiring, and includes support from the major industry players. Leith is now in discussion with the Canada Media Fund, the Documentary Association of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada to see if the model Open Cinema built experimentally can be used to provide revenue for the filmmakers through streaming in conjunction with live events. The Doc Bus. “It’s really about focusing on the live events but using these tools to develop both a culture of documentary-watching and helping to develop revenue models, much in the way that iTunes helped develop the music scene’s online revenue model 10 or 15 years ago.” “This Doc Bus journey really helped everyone realize that this is a shadow economy in the film industry that is becoming more and more vital as broadcast strands for documentaries dwindle and festivals and community screenings become one of the very main ways of getting documentaries out there.”

words mON. NOv. 4 the Vampire’s faith struggles – from dracula to true Blood and twilight - Dr. J. Gordon Melton, expert on religious history, author of some 35 books on American religion, new religious movements, and several volumes on vampires, including The Vampire Book: An Encyclopedia of the Undead, speaks on recent trends in vampire scholarship and their relationship to religious studies at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta. The lecture is slated for 4:30pm, followed by a screening of the Canadian cult classic Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Free.

galleries Wed. Oct. 30 masterful images: art of kiyoshi saito - Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) was one of the grand masters of the 20th-century Japanese print movement known as saku hanga, meaning “original creative print.” Until Nov. 3 at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). aggv.ca. urBan thunderBirds - Artists and co-curators lessLie and Rande Cook realize this exhibition as a two-part installation exploring issues related to urban life and consumer culture through paintings, prints, photography and mixed media. The work uses contemporary concepts while connecting too traditions of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw culture. aggv.ca. Until Jan. 12 at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss).

Fri. NOv. 1 elemental - The Blue Whale Gallery, housed inside The Sculpture Studio at (211 Harbour), hosts its inaugural exhibition opening. From 6-9pm, Nov. 1, for elemental featuring the works of David Ladmore, Laurie Ladmore, David Hunwick and Melanie Furtado. Until Nov. 30.

The filmmaker, while still recovering from all the driving, meetings, doc bus maintenance, and camping, will share insight into the experience and cinema as a tool for community building during Open Cinema’s Season 11 premiere tonight (Oct. 30) at 7pm (doors at 5:30), at Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad. Connected, Webby Award founder Tiffany Schlain’s documentary about what it means to be connected in the 21st century will screen, followed by a discussion with Leith, and fellow community-builders Jason Guille, director of the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, SUPPLIED PHOTO and climate action analyst Heather Bauer. Join the conversation via #opencinema Tweetchat and learn more about Open Cinema or Get on the Doc Bus! at opencinema.ca. “It’s been a bit of a risk for us to promote the streaming option because we do depend on people coming to the door and paying a donation to us,” Leith said. “We took the risk in the name of the bigger picture where we are innovating. ... As it turns out Open Cinema is a couple of steps ahead of the game. Everybody’s thinking about it, but nobody’s doing it to the extent that we have.”

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Fri. NOv. 1 Victoria quilters guild christmas sale - Art quilts, baby quilts, bed quilts, original hand bags, placemats, table runners, Christmas ornaments, stockings and hangings, aprons and more at the Salvation Army Citadel (4030 Douglas). From 2-7pm Nov. 1 and 10am-4pm Nov. 2.

Sat. NO NOv. 2 diwali cultural show Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Indian classical and semi-classical dances, Hindi and Punjabi songs at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. The annual dance program has been running since 1998 to bring cultural awareness to the population of Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island and to raise funds for the Victoria Hindu temple. 6:30pm. Tickets, $18 at 250-721-8480. uvic.ca/ auditorium. Bridges for women 25th anniVersary - The Bridges for Women Society is marking their 25th anniversary of helping women triumph over trauma with a free event at The Hudson public market. All volunteers and supporters past and present are welcomed to enjoy fresh food from local chefs and live tunes from The Sweet Lowdown. From 7:30pm at 1701 Douglas. Event is free, but a ticket is required. bridges25years.eventbrite.ca. shakespeare in film - The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare in Love at SilverCity Victoria, as a part of their fundraising for the 2014 season. Tickets, $10, ticketrocket.org. christmas ““on the ridge” craft fair - Juried craft fair of jewelry, pottery, gourmet foods, glassware, felting, wooden items and more. Enjoy a hot lunch, or coffee and muffin, with entertainment from classical guitarist Brad Prevedoros. $2 admission for charity. Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont.

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thurS. Oct. 31 rocky horror show liVeKaleidoscope Theatre celebrates the 40th anniverary of the world’s most beloved rock ‘n’ roll musical. Starring Pat Rundell, Sarah Anne Murphy, Griffin Lea, Kelly Hudson and more with direction by Roderick Glanville with musical direction by Yanick Giroux and choreography by Briony Blake. Three shows only at McPherson Playhouse. Until Nov. 1. Tickets at the Royal and McPherson box offices, 250-386-6121 and online at rmts.bc.ca. 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. 31 and Nov. 2. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are $18/22/35 at ticketrocket.org or 250-590-6291.

Music thurS. Oct. 31 rhythms of the night Conductor, composer, instrumentalist and raconteur Matt Catingub presents an evening of high-energy music from around the world. Thursday at 2pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton), Friday at 8pm at UVic’s Phillip T Young Recital Hall and Saturday at 8pm at the Royal Theatre. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386.6121. victoriasymphony.ca.

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Sat. NOv. 2 louise rose & the capital city syncopators - The Capital City Syncopators and Louise Rose host an evening of entertainment in support of the Victoria Good News Choir. Wear your Halloween costume and compete for prizes or simply support the choir. Tickets, $20, from Ivy’s Book Store, Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, at the door. 7:30pm, Oak Bay United Church (1355 MItchell). teagan johnston cd release Twice nominated Vancouver Island Youth Artist of the year, 18-yearold Teagan Johnston releases her debut EP, recorded during her last year of high school with the help of local talents Aidan Knight and Steph MacPherson. Fintan O’Brian and Leisure Suit join the evening showcasing Johnston’s piano-driven original songs. 8pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). Tickets, $14, at Ditch Records. shake!aween - Punk party at Logan’s (1821 Cook) with Durban Poison, The Living Deadbeats, The Poor Choices, The Line Traps, Weekend Mattress and Sciencetits. 9pm sharp. $10 at the door. ¡sacaBuche! - Early Music Society

of the Islands presents ¡Sacabuche! Polish Baroque. Singers, sackbuts, violins and organs illuminate the works of Jarzçbski, Mielczewski, Szarzyñski and Zieleñski, Polish composers who, in the 17th century, adopted the emerging idiom of the Italian baroque. 8pm at Alix Goolden (907 Pandora) Tickets. $27, rmts.bc.ca. singing for good - Four singersongwriters join forces to raise money for the Bandwagon Music Therapy project (musicheals.ca). Join these talented women for an evening of song at Gorge-ous Coffee (300 Gorge). Suggested donation of $7 to $11.

SuN. NOv. 3 international guitar night - Showcasing some of the world’s greatest players, the tour takes Nanaimo Nov. 1; Duncan Nov. 2; and UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium at 8pm Nov. 3. 2013 features IGN founder Brian Gore, with Italy’s Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina. Tickets, $25. internationalguitarnight. com. john mcdermott - Expect more than just “Oh Danny Boy” when the tenor makes a 20th anniversary tour stop at the McPherson. Tickets, $52.50, rmts.bc.ca. pete rock & cl smooth - The hip-hop duo come on the scene in ‘91 blending CL smooth’s vocals with Pete Rock’s obscure soul and jazz record samples. Their reunion show features CAMP LO And DJ Jetts. At 9ONE9 (919 Douglas). Tickets, $17.80, ticketweb.ca.

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The response to what Leith describes as “documentary outreach project on steroids” has been overwhelmingly positive and inspiring, and includes support from the major industry players. Leith is now in discussion with the Canada Media Fund, the Documentary Association of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada to see if the model Open Cinema built experimentally can be used to provide revenue for the filmmakers through streaming in conjunction with live events. The Doc Bus. “It’s really about focusing on the live events but using these tools to develop both a culture of documentary-watching and helping to develop revenue models, much in the way that iTunes helped develop the music scene’s online revenue model 10 or 15 years ago.” “This Doc Bus journey really helped everyone realize that this is a shadow economy in the film industry that is becoming more and more vital as broadcast strands for documentaries dwindle and festivals and community screenings become one of the very main ways of getting documentaries out there.”

words mON. NOv. 4 the Vampire’s faith struggles – from dracula to true Blood and twilight - Dr. J. Gordon Melton, expert on religious history, author of some 35 books on American religion, new religious movements, and several volumes on vampires, including The Vampire Book: An Encyclopedia of the Undead, speaks on recent trends in vampire scholarship and their relationship to religious studies at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta. The lecture is slated for 4:30pm, followed by a screening of the Canadian cult classic Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Free.

galleries Wed. Oct. 30 masterful images: art of kiyoshi saito - Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) was one of the grand masters of the 20th-century Japanese print movement known as saku hanga, meaning “original creative print.” Until Nov. 3 at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). aggv.ca. urBan thunderBirds - Artists and co-curators lessLie and Rande Cook realize this exhibition as a two-part installation exploring issues related to urban life and consumer culture through paintings, prints, photography and mixed media. The work uses contemporary concepts while connecting too traditions of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw culture. aggv.ca. Until Jan. 12 at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss).

Fri. NOv. 1 elemental - The Blue Whale Gallery, housed inside The Sculpture Studio at (211 Harbour), hosts its inaugural exhibition opening. From 6-9pm, Nov. 1, for elemental featuring the works of David Ladmore, Laurie Ladmore, David Hunwick and Melanie Furtado. Until Nov. 30.

The filmmaker, while still recovering from all the driving, meetings, doc bus maintenance, and camping, will share insight into the experience and cinema as a tool for community building during Open Cinema’s Season 11 premiere tonight (Oct. 30) at 7pm (doors at 5:30), at Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad. Connected, Webby Award founder Tiffany Schlain’s documentary about what it means to be connected in the 21st century will screen, followed by a discussion with Leith, and fellow community-builders Jason Guille, director of the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, SUPPLIED PHOTO and climate action analyst Heather Bauer. Join the conversation via #opencinema Tweetchat and learn more about Open Cinema or Get on the Doc Bus! at opencinema.ca. “It’s been a bit of a risk for us to promote the streaming option because we do depend on people coming to the door and paying a donation to us,” Leith said. “We took the risk in the name of the bigger picture where we are innovating. ... As it turns out Open Cinema is a couple of steps ahead of the game. Everybody’s thinking about it, but nobody’s doing it to the extent that we have.”

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ates Thrifty Foods in Victoria, announced it was buying the 213 grocery stores, 10 liquor stores, News staff four distribution centres and 12 manufacturing centres that make The owners of Market on Yates up Canada Safeway, in a $5.8-biland Market on Millstream are eyelion deal. ing the three Safeway locations in Darryl Hein, co-owner and retail Greater Victoria that the Canadian operation manager of The Market Competition Bureau has ordered stores, said his company is interSobeys to sell. ested in purchasing one, two or all three of the Safeway locations. “We would certainly be interested in 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 CompeWith over 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE our certified tition Bureau to order Sobeys gas technicians are standing by to help you to sell Safeway locations, but with energy efficient gas appliances FINANCING he was surprised about the AVAILABLE Fort and Foul Bay store. “It’s 0 $7 As low asth the only grocery store there. a mon It’s probably the busiest of the three.” Russ Benwell, co-owner of Red Barn Market, said his company would be eager to Specializing in Natural Gas Installations & Repairs open a new location at Fort 250-384-6511 • www.knowlesgas.com and Foul Bay, but the size of the Safeway building is too large for their format. Up to rebate on “This will change the landtankless water heaters scape of groceries in Victoria yet again,” he said. “This fortisbc.com/waterheater could open it up to other retailers to move into that space ... banners that Victoria has never seen.” Other large grocers that could move into the space aren’t showing their cards. Fairway Market, which has 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 long-standing grocers at University Heights mall and at Fort and Foul Bay roads, and the store in Sidney. In June, Sobeys, which oper-

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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 Canadian Competition Bureau has ordered Sobeys to sell to maintain competition among large grocers. a store in Oak Bay Village, said it’s not interested in purchasing any of the three Safeway stores in Greater Victoria. “Unfortunately we have locations in those areas so we cannot take advantage of that,” said spokesman Robert Jay. “We were thinking about it ourselves here in the office, trying to figure out who would buy (the stores),” Jay said. “Would it be one company buying all 23, which would be better than making a deal with five, six or seven different businesses? It would be easier to sell all 23 at one time.” Sobeys operates nine Thrifty Foods stores in Greater Victoria and Safeway has four centres. Safeway has been a common sight across Victoria for decades, but

under the deal, only the Tillicum Centre store will survive under the Safeway brand. Andrew Walker, vice-president of communications for Sobeys, stressed the Safeways must be sold as fully functioning grocery stores and can’t be shut down. Purchasers will also have to honour employees’ collective agreements. “We will be focused on selling the assets in a timely manner. We don’t expect any problem – these are great stores at great locations with great employees. Potential purchasers will see that,” Walker said last week. “They have to be sold as groceries. They won’t be Safeway but they will be groceries.” editor@oakbaynews.com

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Randy Scott admits he likes to drive fast – and he has the driving record to prove it – but Crown counsel couldn’t prove he was on his motorcycle when it blasted along the Trans-Canada Highway at 299 km/h last year. On Thursday, Judge Robert Higinbotham found Scott, 26, not guilty of dangerous driving in a highprofile case that started with a YouTube video showing a first-person view of a high-speed ride between Uptown and Langford on April 6, 2012. Higinbotham said the investigation and witness testimony proved Scott owned the bike seen on the video, and that he had bragged to several people about driving at excessive speeds, but an eyewitness account of the joyride suggested somebody else could have been piloting the bike. A pivotal statement came from a police officer with the Vancouver Island Major Crime Unit – a self-described “bike guy” – who saw the motorcycle fly past him on the highway. He described the rider as slim, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11 and about 170 pounds. Scott stands 5’5” and is muscular. “(The police officer) was dead accurate in his description of the motorcycle and his accuracy in that regard bears upon the weight I give to his description of the rider,” Higinbotham said. “He describes the rider as being slim in build ... Mr. Scott is manifestly not slim.” Other witnesses observed a tall man with Scott at his home and when he purchased the motorcycle. As entered into evidence, an employee of the Cactus Club told Saanich police a tall, skinny man carrying a motorcycle helmet came into the restaurant and left a handwritten note – signed “The Ghost Rider” – that suggested he was the rider in the notorious YouTube video. That note and video footage of the man were never retrieved by Saanich police and the judge noted that the investigator “was already convinced he had his man.” The judge said police should have got a warrant to examine any computer used by Scott to see if someone using his computer uploaded the video. “Overall I am left with significant concerns about the course this investigation took, and I find it frustrating that useful investigative approaches were not considered important.” editor@saanichnews.com

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They may be small, but Shew sisters pack a mighty punch. The martial arts prodigies won eight medals between them at the Western Martial Arts Games held at the B.C. Institute of Technology on Oct. 12. Big sister Kiana, 13, won five gold medals in extreme martial arts (XMA) weapons, continuous sparring, kickboxing, traditional kata under-13 and traditional kata under-17, and a silver in weapons kata. Zena, 10, won gold in XMA weapons, silver in traditional kata and bronze in open kata. Discipline is key to their success, says dad Brian, who instructs the girls in Shotokan Karate. “They train six days a week in a variety of disciplines.” They also train with

Looks can be deceiving as the UVic Vikes enter this week’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport national field hockey championships at UVic as the No.1 seed. The Vikes did well to claim its first Canada West title since 2002 defeating the UBC Thunderbirds 2-0 at UVic on Saturday. It ended a 10-year championship reign by the T-Birds. Amanda Kurianowicz and Kira Starr scored and goalkeeper Sheriden Goodmanson posted eight quality saves to earn the shutout. But the T-Birds of Saturday, as good as they were, are not the T-Birds fans will see at UVic from Thursday to Sunday. The Guelph Gryphons are seeded second, Waterloo Warriors third, and Thunderbirds fourth. However, the Thunderbirds are known for doubling as the home club for many of Canada’s national team regulars and this year was no different. Upwards of 10 Thunderbirds are part of the national program and this fall eight of the Thunderbirds were away,

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(karate with a gymnastic component). The Shews have qualified to compete for Canada at the World Martial Arts Games in Vancouver in 2014. sports@vicnews.com

Subaru Western Triathlon Series released its 2014 race schedule starting at Shawnigan Lake on May 25, which will again include the Western Canadian High School Championships. The series returns to its Saanich home for the Subaru Victoria Half Ironman Triathlon at Elk Lake on June 15. The series continues in Saskatoon for the second-straight year on June 29 and is in Vancouver on July 13 and Banff on Sept. 6. New this year is a music festival on the Saturday before the Victoria triathlon and an aqua-bike course as part of the Vancouver race, an ideal

finally returning from touring Australia and South America this week. “Saturday was an awesome game and it felt good to get the win but (UBC) will be different,” said Vikes midfielder Kathleen Leahy. “UBC had a few national players (Saturday) but not the numbers we’re expecting this week. It’s unfortunate not knowing what they’ll be like, but we’re doing our best to prepare for it.” The Vikes and Thunderbirds don’t meet until Saturday, their third and final game of round robin. The top two seeded teams will play in Sunday’s championship final for the McCrae Cup. The Thunderbirds won last year’s championship in Toronto, its 14th McCrae Cup. The Vikes won its 11th in Victoria in 2008. The Vikes play Thursday at 6:30 p.m. vs. Guelph, Friday at 4:30 p.m. vs. Waterloo and Saturday at 3 p.m. vs. UBC. The bronze final is 1 p.m. on Sunday and gold at 3 p.m. Leahy, an Oak Bay High grad, is one of three Vikes selected as a Canada West all-star, with forward Amanda Kurianowicz and midfielder Kyla Kirby. Leahy is the only Vikes player who trains with the national team. It’s been a fast trajec-

training tool for Whistler’s Ironman Canada in August. Visit triseries.ca for more info.

Vikes soccer hosts final four

UVic is abuzz with CIS playoffs as the Vikes women’s soccer team hosts the Canada West conference Final Four at Centennial Stadium, Nov. 1 and 2. The Vikes beat the Regina Cougars 5-1 at UVic on Friday in the Canada West quarter-final. Jacqueline Harrison and Cassie Dennis each scored twice in the win. The Vikes will play in the first semfinal against the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday, 7:15 p.m. The Alberta Pandas and UBC Thunderbirds play in the 5 p.m. semi on Friday. The Canada West championship final is Saturday. The semifinal winners advance

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to the CIS national championships in Toronto, Nov. 7 to 10.

Vikes men enter playoffs

The UVic Vikes men’s soccer team ended its regular season with a 4-0 win over the UNBC Timberwolves in Prince George on Saturday. The Vikes enter the Canada West quarterfinal round with a 10-3-1 record. Cam Hundal scored in each half for the Vikes over UNBC. Cam Stokes and Sam Prette also scored once each. The Vikes play the Calgary Dinos in the quarterfinal on Thursday, 3:30 p.m. at UBC.

Preseason ends for Vikes hoops

The UVic Vikes closed the basketball preseason with the women losing to the Brock Badgers 71-63 on Saturday while

the men fell 64-62 to the Warner Pacific Knights of Portland. The men and women start the Canada West season on the road against Brandon on Friday and Regina on Saturday. Watch Vikes games live at canadawest.tv.

BCLA honours Sout Islanders

The B.C. Lacrosse Association honoured several locals at the recent AGM. Recognized are Len Cardiff of Victoria-Esquimalt Minor Lacrosse for coaching, Jane Dixon of Juan de Fuca Minor for managing, Andy Watson and Greg Pepper for refereeing, and the Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse Association as Association of the Year. Rauvy Dalep (Saanich), Deb Maloney (Peninsula) and Chris Sheridan (Pacific Rim) were named as Presidents Award winners.


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Share a meal, share with those in need A trio of young business professionals have said goodbye to promising corporate careers to build up a social enterprise that will help feed people at the grassroots level. Derek Juno, a Belmont secondary and University of Victoria business school grad, joined UVic classmate Andrew Hall and Hall’s Calgary buddy Jeremy Bryant in creating Mealshare. Don Descoteau The concept – being launched soon in Biz Beat Victoria and Vancouver, after getting started in Edmonton and Calgary – sees restaurateurs create or designate a menu item. When diners select that item for their meal, a portion of the proceeds go toward a local charity, in this case Our Place Society. “We knew we wanted to start a business (together) and wanted to make it social and make it beneficial to the greater community,” Juno said. The partners have toured Our Place and spoken with staff to get a sense of the work they do. “They are a real force in our community,” Juno said. Four restaurants are involved in the local launch: Canoe, Zambri, Lido Waterfront Bistro and West Coast Waffles. The Victoria tab at mealshare.ca goes live Nov. 6 and menu items will be available the following day.

Diwali celebrated with show at UVic Event marks Hindu festival of lights The Victoria Hindu Parishad invites the greater community to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with a special cultural performance this Saturday (Nov. 2) at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Audience members will hear traditional Indian music, experience classical and regional folk dances and thrill to high-energy Bollywood and bhangra numbers. The family oriented show starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 10. Tickets are $15 each, available at the University Centre box office at 250-721-8480 or auditorium.uvic.ca. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

to and from the Nature House at Goldstream Provincial Park. Return trips run daily Fridays through Sundays, leaving downtown from 606 Humboldt St. at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with a park interpreter on board to describe the salmon cycle. Inbound departures are 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for children each way and early arrival is suggested. Car seats are required for small children. The service runs until Dec. 8, and no shuttle will operate Nov. 22 to 24. Call 250-478-9414 for details.

Base fire hall project wins gold award Victoria’s Houle Electric was named gold award winner for its Photo contributed work on the CFB Esquimalt fire Derek Juno is one of three partners who have hall and emergency response launched Mealshare, a service that raises cash centre project, at the Vancouver for charity food provision through the purchase Regional Construction Association awards of of meals at participating restaurants. excellence gala. Houle won in Find more information at Mealshare the electrical contractor category, for on Facebook and @mealshareteam on projects over $2 million. Twitter.

Salmon run shuttle provides weekend service With salmon spawning season upon us, RLC Park Services is offering a shuttle service from downtown Victoria

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fix up a room at its Bay Street facility. Staffers from Speedy Gopher, an online service company that does odd jobs and errands, created a more usable space for Big Brothers Big Sisters staff to train volunteers and meet families. Castle Building Supplies also supplied $250 of materials for the job.

Names in the news around Greater Victoria Former Victoria mayor Alan Lowe takes over from Lance Abercrombie as chair of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation board for the 2013-14 term. Lowe, who has been vice-chair, also welcomes board newcomers Angus Izard and Bruce Dyck … Lane Patrick is new executive sous chef at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. He comes to the job after spending eight years with Four Seasons hotels in the West Indies and Toronto and two years operating a cafe in Costa Rica with his wife … Kathie Ross has received the 2013 Chair’s Award for Education from the Certified General Accountant’s Association of B.C. Ross, currently working on her PhD in accounting in the U.K., develops curriculum and is an online instructor for CGA-BC and has instructed at Royal Roads and Thompson Rivers universities … Accent Inns announced longtime hotel management veteran Smith Munro as its new director of operations. John Espley takes on a new role as director of marketing and communications with the firm. Send your business news to ddescoteau@ vicnews.com.


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2 WAYS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! In-store: Receive an entry every time you use your Safeway Club Card. Online: Visit the Canada Safeway Facebook page, click Like, then follow instructions. Facebook.com/SafewayCanada

Plus purchase a participating product and get a bonus entry! Don’t forget to visit Safewaytravel.ca for the latest news and deals on travel. *No purchase necessary. Prize includes one round-trip flight for two to winner’s choice of destination in North America on WestJet scheduled service. Restrictions apply. Contest runs from Oct. 18 – Nov. 7. See Customer Service for complete details.

Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

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Oak Bay News, October 30, 2013  

October 30, 2013 edition of the Oak Bay News

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