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Steel shortage, design flaws hamper bridge Kyle Slavin News staff

Dec. 1, 2013 is a day Kim Reynhoudt looked forward to all year. He imagined hosting a Craigflower Bridge reopening sale at his Canadian Tire store – just in time for Christmas – to welcome back customers who avoided the area during the project’s eight months of construction. But the expected opening date changed from Dec. 1 to late May 2014, and now Reynhoudt and nearby business owners are bracing for what they say could be a

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nearby Nelson Square, says her sales are down 30 per cent compared to last year. “It’s brutal. We are just hanging on by our fingernails,” she said. After her business felt the impact of the Admirals Bridge (June to September 2009) and Island Highway (July 2010 to June 2011) projects in recent years, Lelonde says she anticipated a downturn with the Craigflower Bridge replacement. Lelonde took a second job with the Department of National Defence and stopped taking a salary from her pet store, in order to keep her three employees on staff.

In July 2012, Saanich and View Royal, which share responsibility of the bridge, even delayed starting construction nearly a year to avoid this issue. Jim Hemstock, Saanich’s manager of capital projects, said last year: The loss of access between Saanich and View Royal during the Christmas shopping season “would be devastating” to businesses. View Royal Mayor Graham Hill says he feels bad that area businesses will suffer as a result of construction delays. PlEASE SEE: Businesses feel the pinch, Page A3

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Regional hampers include West Shore Charla Huber News staff

Despite rumours to the contrary, toys donated through C-FAX Santas Anonymous help families on the West Shore, though it’s been a different format the past few years. “We haven’t received any toys from Santas Anonymous since 2009. But they also help out West Shore families,” said Gayle Ireland, president of West Shore Christmas Hamper Fund. Families across Greater Victoria can apply for hampers through various organizations, including Santas and the West Shore hamper fund. “We serve a great deal of people on the West Shore. Our focus is families,” said Elaine Greenway, executive assistant for C-FAX Santas Anonymous. The organization is set up at Westshore Town Centre where people can donate toys. West Shore Rotary and the South Vancouver Island Rangers Club are among the groups providing toys for the West Shore fund. Drop donations at the West Shore hamper office, 761 Station Ave. Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. charla@goldstream gazette.com

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Lori Lelonde, owner of Your Pet Pals at Nelson Square, stands at the Craigflower Bridge construction site. She and fellow business owners in the area say the bridge project, which was originally slated to open Dec. 1, has been disastrous for business.

Businesses feel the pinch of roadwork Continued from Page A1

“Am I happy? Absolutely, no. I have great empathy for the businesses that are there. There is always concern (about) businesses having additional hardships,” Hill said. “But the reality is, that concern should not get in the way of a structure this robust and being engineered well.” The construction deadline was delayed twice this summer: a North American steel shortage made it difficult to acquire materials, and then it was discovered the bridge, as planned, was seismically unsafe. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard says while Dec. 1 was the “expected” completion date, the construction timeframe always had the potential to run much longer, and well past Christmas. “There was a (financial) bonus if it was done early. I think we’re all guilty of getting enthusiastic about the bonus target and we talked about (Dec. 1) more than we did about the range,” he said. “We opti-

mistically looked at the earliest possible date and talked about it with enthusiasm. We weren’t realistic.” Both Lelonde and Reynhoudt say they were under the impression Dec. 1 was firm, otherwise there would be penalties.

how long before I crack,” Reynhoudt said. “I’m starting to have a hard look at all costs in the store because we have to try and get these things in line with the dramatic decrease in sales. I don’t want to lay anybody off.”

“I’m one of those that’s not going to get knocked down. I’ll get through it, I hope.” – Lori Lelonde

“All (the municipalities) say is: ‘The bridge will open when it opens. These things happen.’ We’re stuck now,” Reynhoudt said. “I accept the fact in this world we have to upgrade our infrastructure. But it is very upsetting and I certainly feel that this has been poorly executed, poorly thought out and poorly communicated.” He says he won’t need to hire extra help at Canadian Tire this Christmas season – he typically increases his staff by 15 per cent. Lelonde won’t add staff either. “I don’t know how long you can sustain this. It’s more a matter of

Dan Spinner, CEO of the WestShore Chamber of Commerce, says he’s concerned for the retailers, but understands things happen unexpectedly during major infrastructure projects. “Whether it’s the downtown bridge or this bridge, you don’t know what you will find until you find it. They’ve discovered a number of things they weren’t planning on. It’s not anybody’s fault, it’s just very unfortunate,” he said. Despite the issues impacting businesses in his municipality, Hill says the Craigflower Bridge project is still “a good news story.”

“I think overall the best choices are being made,” he said. “As much as I’m very concerned for the wellbeing of our businesses, it is an essential requirement that the engineering be done right.” Tillicum Bridge and Craigflower Road maintain access to the area. “You can still get to where you need to go, it’s just more inconvenient,” Spinner said. “We hope loyalty overcomes a little bit of driving.” Lelonde says all she can do is put her head down and work hard at keeping her business afloat, hoping there isn’t another delay and crews can get the bridge finished earlier than the currently scheduled late May opening. “It’s so hard when you put your heart and soul into something you love so much, and something like this happens and your hands are tied,” Lelonde said. “It’s tough, but you know what? I’m one of those that’s not going to get knocked down. I’ll get through it, I hope.” kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Time for mayors to chat on 911 In many ways, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin’s call for a unified 911 call centre for the Capital Region makes a lot of sense. The end goal has to be safety and reliability of services, quickly, for Greater Victoria residents in the event of an emergency. Read between the lines, however, and it’s clear this is the latest example of how Victoria, the commercial and governmental hub for the region, and Saanich, the region’s largest municipality, don’t seem to want to play ball together. Comments made to the News (story, Page A5) on this issue by Fortin and Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard boldly illustrate this problem. Saanich has a purpose-built, state-of-the-art 911 dispatch centre facility built to stand up in an earthquake. And it has space available. Victoria could potentially contract its services to Saanich or lobby for locating a regional dispatch centre where facilities already stand, but has yet to make moves in that direction. While Fortin argues that Saanich is not part of discussions around the creation of a regional dispatch centre, Leonard questions why it needs to be. It already has a near-new facility, he says, one that provides police dispatch services for Saanich and Oak Bay residents and fire dispatch for itself and five other Capital Region municipalities. While his track record proves otherwise, Fortin says he’s open to exploring all ideas for a regional call centre, regardless of municipal boundaries. Leonard could stand to weigh in on the discussion and sell the others on the idea of locating such a call centre at Saanich’s facility. Whether the two mayors have ever picked up the phone and had a conversation on this matter is unknown to us. But as leaders of the region’s two largest and most influential municipalities, they need to set aside any differences, show some leadership and begin looking at this issue from a big picture perspective for the good of the region. Otherwise, it comes off as just another case of municipal leaders playing politics in a fractured region. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Greenhouse gas trial balloon leaks the pollution and greenhouse gas Last week I described the impacts. inevitable demise of B.C.’s “carbon As she left for the government’s neutral government” scheme, which largest ever trade mission continues to take millions to Asia, Premier Christy from hospitals and schools Clark dismissed a study to fund greenhouse gas that estimated the impact reduction projects of of three LNG plants. That questionable value. study, done by Kitimat It’s like the AirCare environment group program, a pollution Skeena Wild, assumed solution that sounded “direct drive” technology great at the time. AirCare to chill and compress gas soon found itself chasing for export. It concluded diminishing environmental that three plants would returns, made redundant Tom Fletcher burn two and a half times by new vehicle technology B.C. Views the amount of natural gas and the financial need to currently used in Metro save fuel. Public sector Vancouver. carbon offsets will suffer Clark and Environment Minister the same fate, growing as a political Mary Polak relied on the same liability as their effectiveness talking point to reject the study. declines. The technology of powering LNG is All this is separate from B.C.’s still being negotiated, as producers carbon tax and greenhouse gas work towards environmental reduction program, another permits, so the total can’t be environmental trial balloon that is calculated yet. sinking back to Earth. B.C. Hydro is predicting little Former premier Gordon electricity demand for LNG until Campbell’s climate goals officially after 2020, which suggests the early remain in place: 33 per cent development will either be direct greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 drive, the industry standard and and a whopping 80 per cent by simplest method, or building one 2050. If the gas boom proceeds or more gas-fired power plants as planned, B.C. domestic in northwest B.C. Even if gas emissions will not be down, but up usage is only equivalent to one substantially by 2020. Lower Mainland, it’s plain to see New liquefied natural gas export greenhouse gas emissions are going proposals continue to pop up, the up. latest ones on former industrial Clark has repeatedly argued sites near Squamish and Campbell that B.C. LNG should get credit River. And with the surge of LNG for displacing coal in China and activity around Kitimat and Prince elsewhere. Rupert already changing the I asked Polak if the international landscape, questions linger about

community would accept B.C.’s assertion that emissions from our LNG production shouldn’t count. “We haven’t said we won’t count them,” Polak replied. “What the premier’s talked about and I’ve talked about is that this whole issue of how one accounts for greenhouse gases in a particular region is one that is constantly evolving. There are regularly changes to the international standards for accounting for these things and reporting them. And certainly the ability for one jurisdiction to impact positively on the GHG emissions of another, we think is appropriately considered in how one accounts for these things.” Clark visited the Jiangsu LNG import facility in China that could be a key export destination. Globe and Mail China correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe covered the premier’s visit. He reports that the gas being imported at Jiangsu isn’t replacing coal. It’s being used in addition to coal in peak demand periods. Clark also visited Japan, another key customer for LNG. The whole world knows why Japan needs new energy sources. It needs to replace production from its disaster-tainted nuclear facilities. Will B.C. LNG be part of the solution to human-induced climate change? On the evidence so far, the answer is no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com. Twitter:@tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS Power conserver frustrated with hikes

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So B.C. Hydro is increasing rates 25 per cent or more over five years. When was the last time you received a wage increase of that amount? They point to upgrades as justification of this rate hike. Like smart meters? This is robbery. They also want us to conserve. If power conservation is anything like the local watershed, they will turn around and charge you more because they are not generating the revenue they need due to less use, so it’s a no win. We changed our lightbulbs, installed thermo-pane windows and energy efficient doors, switched to a natural gas highefficiency furnace, use LED lights at Christmas, bought high-efficiency appliances and barbecue, run the dishwasher, washer and dryer during off-hours (thanks to built-in timers), enjoy using candles but not 24/7 – what else is a person to do? I’m so fed up with the cost of everything else increasing but wages, unless you are a CEO or in management. Teresa McFadyen Central Saanich

There is nothing humane about culling deer, just because some feel there are too many of them. They have just as much right to be on this Island as we do as they were likely here first and we are living in their garden. We do not have the moral right to shoot them with a bolt gun or any gun just because they act like deer. I do not believe Oak Bay council has final say on this cull, as wildlife management is not a municipal power. Therefore I have a ray of hope it will not happen. Andre Mollon Langford

Internet censorship potential a threat The Trans-Pacific Partnership is currently being negotiated in secret without public input. However, leaked documents reveal the TPP may include an Internet censorship plan that would threaten the right to access the Internet freely and affordably. The plan would compel Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become Internet

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police and require them to monitor individual Internet use, censor website content and remove entire websites from citizen access. By forcing ISPs to install costly and invasive surveillance equipment, it would threaten our civil liberties and our right to privacy. The TPP would also MLA, Esquimalt – Royal limit accessibility for disabled people since it would criminalize them for circumventing digital locks on any digital materials they have purchased. They would therefore be unable to convert them to braille, audio or other accessible formats. MK-Goldstream1311.indd 1 The added costs of surveillance and policing would make Internet access even more costly than it currently is and threaten the viability of smaller independent Internet providers. Internet access is a right and unelected tribunals operating in secret should not have the power to curtail that right. Nancy Belmore Victoria

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rade 10 student Jason Verners’ friends can’t stand magic. The thing is, Verners, 15, has practised and performed magic since he was seven years old. He has a wide variety of original tricks to his name, has played gigs all over North America and still finds time to attend Belmont secondary school. And his friends are guinea pigs for new material. “They hate magic now, that’s the best

something so funny way to put it,” Verners happens,” Verners said. laughs. “I’m like ‘Can I “The people make the do this? What did you show good.” not like? Hey, let me The use of technolshow you again,’ for ogy is another gimmick three hours and they’re perhaps setting Vernlike ‘What are you kiders apart from his older ding me?’” peers. He has a whole The bug started for host of tricks revolving Verners when, so he’s around cellphones and told, he was trotted up iPods, using audience on a stage in front of a member’s devices to crowd at a Christmas complete the gag. party and loved the Having good people attention. Two years skills and an outgolater he received a ing personality are the magic kit and began greatest tools a magiperforming for his famcian can have, Verners ily. He was hooked. said. Once you nail Now with shows that, anyone can learn in Las Vegas, Florida, tricks, he believes. Toronto, Vancouver That’s not to say it’s and Greater Victoria simple. It takes practice under his belt, Vernand dedication, hours ers is a veteran of the spent working with a stage. He speaks of cordeck of cards while porate gigs, fundraisers watching TV or using and palling around with the computer. Even famous magicians and then, Verners always musicians, yet he also strives to move beyond worries about being basic tricks into areas late for class and findtruly amazing, bringing ing a ride home. Magic is an outlet for Kyle Wells/News staff creativity into the mix. “I hate clever. I don’t Verners, who said as an Magician Jason Verners, 15, has a whole host want it to be clever, I only child found a lot of of tricks that revolve around technology. want it to be magical,” free time on his hands Verners said. “I’m this little teenage boy while growing up. With a show this Thursday, who likes wearing button-up “I wasn’t good at hockey, I shirts all the way,” Verners said, Dec. 5 at Al Smith Studio (660 wasn’t good at soccer. I tried Discovery St.) at 7:30 p.m., shrugging. “It’s like a profesthem and I was so bad. Magic Verners will unveil a batch of sional teenager, in a way.” was just this space where I was new tricks, along with a couple While magic is an important like ‘I do something that no one of classics, in a small intimate aspect, Verners ultimate goal else can.’” setting of about 60 people. is to put on a good show. He In his performances Vern“It’s nerve-wracking but it’s revolves his tricks around stoers acts a perhaps exaggerso exciting,” Verners said. ries, jokes and music to fill out ated version of himself, rather Tickets for the show are the experience, and uses audithan some persona. He said he $20 plus fees and available at admires magicians who can put ence participation throughout. brownpapertickets.com. “There’s sometimes when on a whole extravagant charackwells@goldstream you’re in a show and you’re ter, but he simply can’t be anygazette.com talking to someone … and thing but himself.


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More than 300 youth from the Sooke School District will host the PACE winter concert, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, at Isabelle Reader Theatre. The show runs until Dec. 8.

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PACE brings you back to The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for its annual winter show. The Programs for Academic and Creative Enrichment performance is created with a cast of 320 students from kindergarten to Grade 12. “This show is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit,” said Sandy Webster-Worthy, artistic director for PACE. “You can sing along to all your Christmas favourites, everything from traditional carols like

“Silent Night” to kids’ favourites like “Jingle Bells” to contemporary classics like “Mary’s Boy Child”.” Old-time Christmas carols, dances and comedic sketches are all incorporated into the show, including an all-male Christmas Can Can and even a Santa who looks a lot like Elvis Presley. Characters such as Frosty the Snowman and the Grinch will also make appearances at the Langford show. “This isn’t just a school concert, it’s a real Christmas event,” said Webster-Worthy. “The program is in its 28th year,

so this really is a West Shore tradition.” There will be photo opportunities with the Grinch, Frosty and Santa in the lobby. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year plays at the Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave. Evening shows begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4, 6 and 7. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are available at the Westshore Centre for Learning, 814 Goldstream Ave. For more information call 250-391-9002 charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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mongst the faces in the audience in the Goh Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre last year, was one delighted 12-year-old who bought herself a ticket and took in the cultural experience on her own. This year Aleah Rodrigues will return to the theatre for the Christmas classic, but in a more demanding role. Rodrigues is one of the 60 young dancers gracing the stage with the professionals of the Alberta Ballet. “It’s really cool to work with a professional ballet dancer,” said Rodrigues, a North Saanich resident and student of Pacific Dance Centre. “You don’t usually get to perform with professional ballet dancers everyday. When they do come, it’s a really magical experience.” When the aspiring choreographer pulls on her palace page pink tail coat and wig this week, she’ll also be sporting more confidence in her abilities thanks to about nine hours of dance instruction weekly. Wendy Vernon, director of the Pacific Dance Centre junior school has shaped much of that development. Every Sunday since September, Vernon, also repetiteur for The Nutcracker, has wrangled the sheer energy of 60 young dancers from across the Southern Vancouver Island inside Dance Victoria’s

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Quadra Street studio. It’s not exactly a breezy task. “There’s a broad spectrum of ages and abilities. That can present problems. Some can learn it in one rehearsal and others will learn it in 10. Keeping all of those kids excited and motivated and striving presents a certain kind of challenge, but they’re wonderful kids. They all come very keen and interested.” For many of the eight to 14-year-old kids involved, the production is a once in a lifetime opportunity to move up to the major leagues on the Royal stage. For the parents, and first-time ballet audience members, it’s also an easy introduction to the art of ballet. “It’s not deep, but it’s not lacking in thoughtfulness,” Vernon said. “It’s designed to be accessible for all ages and anybody who’s not necessarily coming to the performance as an aficionado, or anything. For a lot of the fathers, they’re going to come bringing their kids reluctantly, then walk away saying ‘that was really nice.’ ... And let’s not forget the music. If you don’t want to watch, close your eyes. It’s a magical score with beautiful music and worth listening to all on its own.” The young dancers join the cast from Alberta Ballet, set to the sound of the Victoria Symphony, from Dec. 6 to 8. Children are invited to play dress up with costumes from The Nutcracker at a Sugar Plum Party in the Royal Theatre lobby prior to every performance. Tickets, from $29, at rmts. bc.ca.

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Arbutus singers give gift of song Set the mood for the season with a selection of holiday favourites with the Arbutus Singers, in support of developing young voices. The singers present classics such as White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear? and When A Child is Born during the Making Merry Christmas Concert tonight (Dec. 4) at St. Aidan’s United Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). Proceeds from the show support a variety of charitable organizations, including the group’s after-school educational program, ChoirKids. The one-hour concert begin at 7:30pm and features non-seasonal grooves from Love Train to the Stevie Wonder hit, Signed, Sealed, Delivered by the 65-member chorus. “Plus, the members host a reception following the concert,” said music director Jack Boomer. “What better way to start off the Christmas season.” This is the first of several seasonal performances dedicated to the singers’ mandate of providing entertainment and support for music education. The Arbutus Singers will also perform at the Jenny Daniels Memorial Concert on Dec. 11 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, and the Jolly Nyeko Foundation Concert on Dec. 15 at Cadboro Bay United Church. Since 2008, the Arbutus Singers Music Education Society has worked with schools and charities to run ChoirKids. The program has seen hundreds of children from Grades 1 to 5 to participate in voice instruction at four schools in Victoria, Saanich and Esquimalt. Visit choirkids.ca for more information. Tickets are $10 students/seniors, $15 for adults or $30 for a family, available at the door or by calling 250-727-9146.



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calendar Stage wed. dec. 4 Most Wonderful tiMe of the Year - PACE Musical Theatre presents their annual Christmas show, featuring Christmas carols, comedy and a special appearance by Mr. Claus. At the Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream until Dec. 8. Tickets, $12/$10 at Westshore Centre for Learning, 814 Goldstream, 250-391-9002. a tender thing - Imagine a remix of the greatest love story ever told: a Romeo and Juliet where the young lovers grow old together. Ben Power’s adaptation does just that. Until Dec. 8. Tickets, $25 - $40, at 250385-6815 or tickets.belfry.bc.ca. the collected Works of BillY the kid - The most notorious and mythical ghost from the American Midwest frontier is brought to life through the words of Michael Ondaatje at Theatre Inconnu (1923 Fernwood) until Dec. 14. Tickets, $14/9 at ticketrocket.org.

Fri. dec. 6 an eMilY carr christMas - Theatre Inconnu’s youth project presents young artists, along with pros, in a play written and directed by Timothy Gosley. Featuring puppets, Carr’s writing, carols, and a shadow play. Runs Dec. 6 -14 at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre. $12/8, timgosley@ telus.net or 250-598-7488. annie - Twelve-year-old powerhouse Mariah McDonald stars in Annie at the McPherson Playhouse Dec. 6-15. Tickets, from $21, at rmts. bc.ca.

MusIc thurS. dec. 5 Winter Wolfpack tour- Rolla Olak and Willhorse met when they were paired up in the songwriting collaboration for The Peak Performance Project and now they’re hitting Lucky Bar (517 Yates). Doors at 8pm, tickets $7 at the door.

Sat. dec. 7 tuBa christMas - The 35th annual tuba holiday performance takes place Market Square from 1 to 3pm. UVic students present the reprise at UVic’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall Sunday at 2:30pm. By donation. tubachristmas.com. said the Whale - The Junonominated Vancouver group shares new sounds from their I Love You EP on their 2013 Canadian Tour, with Zerbin and Leisure Suit. Tickets, $22, ticketweb. ca. At Alix Goolden (907 Pandora). allison croWe - Catch the holiday spirit as the annual Tidings show brings together Christmas favourites with songs from the year-round canon to benefit Artemis Place and HepCBC. At Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield. Tickets from $20. Doors at 7pm.

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Please avoid driving during winter conditions and use alternate transportation where possible if you must travel. We strongly recommend not driving during extreme events. If you must drive, follow the basic driving principles that apply during snowfall or icing conditions. Ensure that you have good winter tires, carry tire chains, lower your speed and keep a safe distance from others.

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sounds of the season - The Greater Victoria Concert Band and Sidney Concert Band celebrate the spirit of the season. At 7:30pm at Esquimalt High School Theatre, 847 Colville. Suggested $15 donation to benefit the Mustard Seed. John reischMan and the JaYBirds - The bluegrass harmonies of the Jaybirds fly into Victoria for their 5th Annual Christmas show and benefit. $5 of every $25 ticket sold will be donated to Our Place. Show starts at 8pm at the Cordova Bay United Church (813 Claremont). ticketrocket.org.

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The three-peat is complete. The Mount Douglas Rams have stamped their names into the history books as B.C. champions for three straight years with the 32-27 win over the Terry Fox Ravens at B.C. Place on Saturday. After a dominating season in which the Rams destroyed the Western Conference, outscoring their opponents 315 to 27, the Rams eked out a one-score win for the second straight game. The Rams outdueled Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 39-33 in the semifinal. Both opponents were out to lay a lickin’ on the Rams and it showed as many of the Rams struggled to get to back on their feet in the Subway Bowl. Rams running back and linebacker Julian Luis was one of those players. “I took a beating out there and Lord Tweedsmuir was also a great fight. But Terry Fox was the most physical team, especially (linebacker) Isaiah Stevens. He hits like a truck and rocked me a couple of times.” If there’s a chink in the Rams’ armour, the fact the team is only 25 players strong might be it. Luis is one of many players who are on the field for nearly the whole game. No way was Terry Fox going to keep Luis down. The graduating senior was nursing an ankle injury he suffered in the final regular season game against the Belmont Bulldogs in Langford. He was able to sit out the quarterfinal win over the St. Thomas More Knights but his defensive specialty was called on against the Panthers and Ravens. “It’s definitely a lot of work. You need to be physically prepared for it and coming off an ankle injury was tough. I’m just really glad I got to stay in there and enjoy the championship.”

It’s Luis’ third title with the Rams as he was on the senior team last year and won the junior varsity championship as a Grade 9 student. He’s also part of the end of an era of a group of Oak Bay Vikings players on the Rams. Luis, Alec Wong and Peter Elwood originally started playing football together for the pre-atom Oak Bay Vikings as eight and nine year olds. There were more who most graduated from the Rams last year. “Mount Doug coach Dave Wong (Alec’s dad) was the Vikings head coach for all Christian J. Stewart Photography those years. I’m going to Offensive lineman Foster McGee celebrates the Subway remember those guys, all Bowl with quarterback Ashton MacKinnon. these guys for the rest of my and effort to get to this point good but it goes both ways, life,” Luis said. Banged up and injured, Luis and it truly is satisfying. Time says Townsend. “We all know Davis is an returned time and again and, to start preparing for the 2014 exceptional talent but we are in the final minute, was relied season.” Townsend used to coach a complete team and Maron to carry the ball as the Rams killed the clock on Sat- community football includ- cus has been supported on ing the Victoria the offensive side of the ball urday. Renegades with by a stellar offensive line,” Rams proLuis and many Townsend said. gram direc“Davis would be the first other Rams. tor Mark He is now dedi- to give credit to the big felTo w n s e n d cated to the las up front as you can be the said there Rams and has best back in the world but you was never also been on need the blockers up front to any talk B.C.’s U18 since open up those running lanes, about the even just for a second, which 2010. word threeLuis is eyeing is sometimes all Davis needs.” peat. Because Davis is so humup a spot in the “We just CIS, as is Ashton ble and grounded, as well as tried to MacKinnon, the being so talented, he inspires focus on the 6-foot-7 quar- his teammates to raise their next game terback, and game and play their very best, and getting 250-pound line- Townsend added. better.” The popularity of footmen Christan With the Krause and ball in Greater Victoria led to victory SatZach Wilkinson, the spawning of a third high urday night, school program this year, the among others. To w n s e n d W i l k i n s o n Spectrum Thunder. The Rams can now named expect to continue their run of look back Christian J. Stewart Photography was and know MacKinnon ran in a the outstand- excellence. “The success of football at it is a great touchdown and completed ing lineman of Subway Mount Douglas and others accomplish- 11 of 15 passing attempts. the Bowl and Mar- like John Barsby in Nanaimo, ment by the cus Davis was named Subway raises the sport’s profile on program. “We are very proud of our Bowl MVP, won by Rams run- the Island and will inspire success. Everyone involved ning back Mason Swift the other athletes to play football and other (high school) proin the Mount Douglas football past two years. It’s easy to point to B.C. grams to raise their own bar,” program, players, coaches, support staff and school Player of the Year, Davis, as Townsend said. sports@vicnews.com admin have put a ton of time the reason the Rams are so

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The James Bay Athletic Association proved once again you can’t under value experience. Captain Spencer Dalziel and fellow veteran Nolan Miles each scored a try and led the Bays to a come-frombehind Barnard Cup victory over the UVic Vikes 26-23 on Friday night. It’s the Bays’ sixth Island championship in seven years, all against the Vikes, and this year’s win came in the last three minutes of the game. It’s also the 57th time the Bays have won the Barnard Cup in the trophy’s 102year history. “We’ve won over 50 per cent of the (Barnard Cups) so that’s always nice,” Dalziel said. “With the Vikes it’s always an 80-minute game. In our history (against UVic) we’ve been up 10 or 15 points with 10 minutes to go

Gold medal girl wrestles boys Eleven year old Zena Shew of the Victoria Bulldogs stole the show at the Island Novice wrestling tournament, pinning four boys in the 25-kilogram category on Saturday at Esquimalt High. Shew was the only 25 kg girl of the 133 participants and earned a gold medal. The worldclass martial arts competitor showed her experience competing in karate has transfered to the wrestling mat. Esquimalt was the top high school boys team and will head to the Abbotsford Invitational on Friday.

back with tries by prop Cole Racine and No. 8 Nolan Miles from the scrum. The Bays finally overtook the lead with three minutes remaining, when fullback Lucien Nels finished a bullish Bays’ effort. “I feel like we outplayed (James Bay) most of the game we just made some dumb mistakes and let them march down the field with easy penalty kicks,” Vikes’ MacKenzie said. “That was the difference. When it comes to point like Kevin Light Photography that (20-10 lead) in the James Bay’s No. 10 Connor McCann is raised game we need to learn above captain Spener Dalziel, centre, as the to close it out.” The leadership of Bays celebrate winning the Barnard Cup at Dalziel and others that UVic’s Centennial Stadium. helped make the differand they’ve found a ens player Luke McClo- ence with the youngest way to make it a game. skey. Fergus Hall was Bays team in at least You play the whole 80 strong for the Vikes as a decade, said Bays otherwise you’re in the fullback kicked a coach Peter Rushton. “It’s not like the days try conversion and two trouble.” of old, we had a relaThe Bays couldn’t penalty goals. The Vikes started tively inexperienced find their game in the first 30 minutes, as the the second half with group out there. SpenVikes took a 10-0 lead on McCloskey’s second cer’s guidance and tries by national team try to go up 20-5. But leadership was huge.” sports@vicnews.com scrum half Jamie MacK- the Bays turned it on enzie and national sev- and mounted a come-

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STEINWAY- BOSTON Studio Grand, model 178, ebony, 6 years, immaculate, references. Home studio professional quality. Custom cover included. $15,000. Serious enquiries only please (250)594-5072.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, Nov 23 & 24, 1-4pm. New Duplex’s For Sale, Duncan, BC at 5909 & 5911 Stone Haven Rd, in Stone Manor Estate’s (behind Hospital). 1850sq ft each, 3 bdrms, 4 bath, 5 appls and much more. $309,000. Call Gord 1 (250)710-1947.

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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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

QUALITY HOMES in quiet, historic Ladysmith in a 55+ community. Homes from $119,700. A selection of floor plans and lots of options. Pets allowed. Homes are CSA A277 approved. Only 45 minutes from Victoria & 5 minutes from Nanaimo airport. Call Duck Paterson 250-246-0637 or email to: info@lmfhomes.ca

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

SET OF 4 Michelin all season tires on rims, P265/70R17 L2X A/T2. $650. (250)479-3775.

AUTO FINANCING

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES MAPLEWOOD- Lrg 1 bdrm suite beside main house, own entry, parking, shared W/D. NS/NP. $975 inclds utils. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-592-4288.

HOMES FOR RENT 4-BDRM HOUSE, near Commonwealth Pool. N/S, N/P. $1900 + utils. (250)920-6282

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

CARS

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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 admin@resortonthelake.com

ROOMS FOR RENT CRYSTAL POOL: 1 bdrm, full kitchen, shared bathroom, $565. NS/NP, non-drinker. Call (250)477-0686.

SUITES, LOWER

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LANGFORD: 2-BDRM, in suite laundry, parking, lots of closets. NS/NP. $1100 heat & lights incld. (250)686-4445. MARIGOLDcozy 1 bdrm, woodstove. shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850. 250-727-6217. ROYAL OAK- grd level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, close to all amens, NS/NP. $950 heat & H/W incld. 250-704-6613. SIDNEY WATERFRONT home, 1 bdrm, fully furnished, all utils incld, F/S, W/D, small dog ok, N/S. $1100/mo. Refs. Call 250-665-6367.

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.

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250-686-3933 SPORTS & IMPORTS 55 BENTLY 4 door in white, 6 automatic with a/c, lhd. ex California car. Needs paint and bodywork. Sacrifice price only $14,000. Call (289)2967411. BRITISH CLASSIC bargains. 69 Royals Royce silver shuttle. Rust free. Excellent throughout, low mileage. Right hand drive. Ideal for Hong Kong buyers. Only $8,500 firm and fair. Call (289)296-7411.

SOOKE- 1 BDRM, 850sq ft, partially furnished, carport, lrg studio/workspace incld. $750 utils, basic cable & wire-less incld. NS/NP. (778)352-4694.

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WATERFRONT. NORTH Saanich. Above grnd, large 2bdrm, 2 bath. $1800./mo + 1/2 utils. Possibly sm boat moorage +. NP/NS. (250)656-5999.

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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

FIGURINES: ROYAL Doulton, Coalport, Armani, Mrs. Albee, & misc artists - some very old, some more recent editions. Call (250)474-2774.

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD

DOLL HOUSE (Pierce 8011 model, 30�x36�), very large, furnished inside and out, $400. Well stocked country store, $300. Can sell separate. Call (250)592-1690.

Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. To apply, please send your resume to: Loralee Smyth, Operations Manager 818 Broughton Street, Victoria BC V8W 1E4 Or email: lsmyth@blackpress.ca with Paginator in the subject line.

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APARTMENT SIZED Inglis washer & dryer, hardly used, $50/each. (250)592-1690.

Candidates must be willing to work day shifts Monday to Wednesday, totaling approximately 20 hours a week.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

REAL ESTATE

CONKEIRA Holdings Ltd o/a Tim Hortons 845 Goldstream Ave, Langford 840-2945 Jacklin Rd, Langford 102-2890 Westshore Pkwy, Langford Food Counter Attendant Full Time/Part Time/Shift Work Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends Some high school education $10.25 $10.40/hour + Benefits Wage based on experience/availability. Apply to timhorton1805@hotmail.com Or Apply in store

TRADES, TECHNICAL

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Boom man •Chasers •Hooktenders •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Hydraulic Log Loader Operators •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rate/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

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

CLEANING SERVICES AFFORDABLE! SUPPLIES & vacuum incld’d. All lower Island areas. 250-385-5869. HI! NEED help cleaning your house. Call Me! 250-478-8940 STELLAR CLEANING Services. Carpet/ Window/ Gutter Cleaning. Call (250)294-5422.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

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

ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275.

HANDYPERSONS

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

GARDENING

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

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

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

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

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

PREPARE YOUR Lawn & garden for fall & winter. Glenwood Gardenworks. 250-474-4373.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

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

MOVING & STORAGE

BIG BEAR Handyman. Painting, household repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071.

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licensed and insured. Darren 250-217-8131. JACK NASH, serving Victoria since 1980. We do it all! Free estimates WCB. 250-881-3886

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. D O N E R I G H T M OV I N G . C A $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

Philanthropy Starts at Home

17-year-old United Way donor talks about the value of giving back to his community

For Jess Gibbard giving to his community dates back to when he received his first allowance. At age 10, his parents instilled upon him the value of philanthropy by dividing his earnings into three categories: charity, savings and pocket money. Now seven years later as a student at Esquimalt high school and part-time cashier at London Drugs, Jess has volunteered and donated to six different charities in the Capital Region. The latest recipient of his generous spirit is United Way where he donates $2 a pay cheque. Jess appreciates the work United Way does to build strong communities, move people out of poverty and help kids and youth grow up healthy and achieve success in school. When he thinks about what community means to

him, he recalls the close relationships he has established with his neighbours in View Royal and Vic West. His favourite place is the Gorge waterway, just outside of the inner harbour, where he spent most of 2012 training for the World Outrigger Sprints in Calgary as part of Team Canada. “It is not just young people who need to become more engaged in their community, we all need to get more involved. Everyone can take time out of their day to help an event or charity or simply stay informed about the hardships facing our neighbourhoods. Even if only a few people take initiative, others will be sure to follow.”

Join Jess and other inspiring agents of change by making a gift to United Way today.

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

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