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Grabbing your attention! You, our readers, have eagle eyes when it comes to spotting the news online at vicnews.com. Here’s the top 10 stories that netted the most attention in 2013. 1. Guerrilla gardener landscapes Admirals Road with marijuana (July 29) - 17,960 unique visits (UV) Whether it was someone trying to make a statement, or they were playing a joke at the expense of the District of Saanich, whomever planted a couple of dozen marijuana plants in a new boulevard on Admirals Road garnered our most online hits of the year. Police never determined the motives of the planter, but readers seemed to at least be interested in how “spaced out” the plants were. Find this story at vicnews.com/ news/217437291.html 2. Hotrods ticketed at popular collector car hangout in Saanich (July 23) - 10,623 UV The ticketing of classic car buffs who regularly gathered at Royal Oak Shopping Centre on otherwise quiet Saturday evenings couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Car owners, some of whom were in town for the massive Northwest Deuce Days event, were shocked when

mall manager Hansbraun Investments had vehicles ticketed, believing that the dozens of hotrodders were holding unauthorized car shows. A mall spokesperson said if the group bought insurance and asked permission to gather, they’d be willing to seek middle ground. vicnews.com/news/216692331.html 3. You Win, Hollywood: Vancouver’s Gary Fung forced to shut down IsoHunt (Oct. 19) - 8,051 UV Part of an expansion of news on our website to include major stories from around the province, this story by web guru Kolby Solinsky focused on the shutting down of the hugely popular mediasharing – a.k.a. pirating – site after Fung lost a legal battle against the American motion picture industry. vicnews.com/business/228472911.html 4. Center of the Universe in Saanich to close at the end of summer (June 20) - 6,519 UV The family-friendly interpretive centre for the historic Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, which has a net cost of around $250,000 per year, was a victim of cost cutting by the National Research Council. Subsequently, a tentative deal was reached in December where volunteers would run the centre on Saturday evenings, with a staffer possibly on hand to run the main telescope. vicnews.com/news/212384661.html 5. Shipping container explodes in Saanich after propane leak (April 26) - 4,159 UV A quiet street with a popular kids park had its calm shattered on an early spring morning when a barbecue tank blew up, ripping apart a shipping container on a construction site. Neighbours were grateful for the timing of the blast, which came before children started filling up Rutledge Park on a school pro-D day. vicnews.com/news/204847131.html

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6. Fire engulfs Tudor House Pub (July 16) - 4,015 UV The historic Esquimalt watering hole went up in flames in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, not long after staff had left for the night. Despite being on scene within two minutes of the 911 call, Esquimalt firefighters could do little to stop the

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Art Wood, left, Larry Zilinksy and Bob Carter stand with Zilinsky’s 1932 Ford Roadster. The three were among a group that regularly attended an informal gathering of classic car owners at the Royal Oak Shopping Centre, which fell under scrutiny of mall management in July. spread of the blaze, which was fuelled by the lack of modern firestopping infrastructure in the 109-year-old building. Word came down later that fire crews had visited the pub earlier when someone smelled smoke, but no source could be found. vicnews.com/news/ 215678221.html 7. Victoria News unveils 2013 Best of the City (June 27) - 3,729 UV Our annual reader’s choice listing, couched with lively stories from around the region, has become one of the most popular print magazines of the year in Victoria. Clearly, people also love to check out all the winners online in the dozens of categories. vicnews.com/news /213399341.html

8. Mega yacht Athena Contributed photo makes stop in Victoria (June Derek Kidd offered up a self-photo of his 6) - 3,602 UV lacerated neck after he rode into a lowThousands of people caught a hanging wire on a trail in Gowlland Tod Park. glimpse of this beautiful piece of marine architecture firsthand in the Inner possibly old telegraph wire. vicnews.com/news/210444241.html Harbour, but many more couldn’t resist taking a peek at the privately owned ves10. Missile launcher found in sel on our website. Hartland recycling bin (Sept. 10) vicnews.com/news/210494861.html 2,971 UV Recycling a rocket launcher might 9. Cyclist injured by wire hanging throw a curve ball even to the talented across hiking trail in rural Victoria staffers at the Hartland Road landfill. (June 6) - 3,240 UV Saanich police were called to the Police declared no malicious intent was behind the presence of thick rusty dump in late summer to retrieve the wire across a Gowlland Tod Park path- retired weapon, labeled as “Guided Misway popular with mountain bikers, but sile System, Intercept.” While they took the opportunity to cyclist Derek Kidd believed otherwise. The 26-year-old, riding with a friend, remind the public to dispose of such did his best to brake and avoid the wire, items in an appropriate manner, they which appeared to be strung across the acknowledged it is not illegal to keep path, but it caught him in the neck. On such wartime memorabilia in a home inspection, police surmised the wire was collection. vicnews.com/news/223149081.html either related to old logging activities or

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Family, good food and a focus on the less fortunate are threads that run through most holiday traditions. To celebrate the season, the News took a step back from the everyday reporting bustle and spoke to local public figures about what Christmastime means to them. “Christmas is very important in my family, but it’s not just about traditions in the faith structure. It’s also about community and inclusion, making sure people aren’t left alone,” said Victoria Coun. Chris Coleman, the son of an Anglican bishop. “My mother passed away two years ago. She had two rules about “Christmas Christmas: Family is all important; and is very important the second rule: Everybody’s in the in my family, but family. You share the it’s not just about joy of the season with family, neighbours traditions in the and sometimes with faith structure. strangers who become It’s also about family members.” As a board member community and for CFAX Santas Anonymous, Coleman inclusion, making sees some of Greater sure people aren’t Victoria’s neediest families connecting with left alone.” community support – Chris Coleman when it’s most needed. The charity provides gifts to families who otherwise couldn’t afford them, Coleman said, to “make sure kids can go back to school in January with a Christmas story they can share with everybody else, because that’s dignity.” Diane McNally, a School District 61 trustee, uses winter solstice as an opportunity to reflect on the end of some chapters of life and the beginning of others. She supports charities like Our Place and the Mustard Seed food bank by working with schools. “There are lots of school concerts on, where students (collect) food bank donations for the Mustard Seed,” she said. “I also donate to a local animal group, Dee’s Orphan Kitten Fund, that takes care of feral cats. It’s harder in the cold for everybody.” Charlayne Thornton-Joe, a third-generation Victoria resident of Chinese descent, said her favourite part of the holiday is the family Christmas feast at her father’s house. “In the past, my husband and I used to look after the Chinese cemetery at Harling Point. We’d stop by on Christmas Day,” she said. “My grandfather is buried there. And my mom was very traditional and into honouring ancestors by visiting the cemetery.” The biggest celebration of the year for ThorntonJoe and her family will, of course, still be Chinese New Year on Jan. 31. “I’d like to wish everyone a prosperous year of the horse in 2014,” she said.


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Saanich Coun. Susan Brice, left, Michelle Rempel, federal Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Erik Lund, board chair at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, stand outside the Martelli house. The nature sanctuary acquired the house from Saanich in 2012 to expand its programming, and underwent a $150,000 renovation, paid for in part by a federal grant.

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The federal government has announced it has invested $125,000 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund in the last year to assist in two Saanich-based projects. The first was a $67,000 grant to assist the Swan Lake-Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary in the restoration of the Martelli house. The home was gifted from Saanich to the sanctuary in 2012 to give the nature sanctuary more space to expand its programming. “The budget for restoring the house was about $150,000, so this (grant) was everything. We could not have done it without the help of the fund,” said Erik Lund, board chair for the sanctuary. That project was completed, save for a new coat of paint, earlier this year. The second grant went to the municipality to assist in upgrading Majestic Park in Gordon Head. Coun. Susan Brice says the Majestic Park retrofit allowed Saanich to build a more inclusive park. “People who live in the community need to live full lives, and any aspects of the community that are not accessible to them limit their enjoyment,” she said. “We consider (the accessibility upgrades at Majestic Park) a totally necessary and appropriate park of inclusion. So we are doing whatever we can to make every natural experience available, regardless of age and physical capabilities.” The park project was completed in spring 2013. Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, says the grants are a way to give communities a boost. “It’s not about opening a new hockey rink or big

White Christmas? Not likely this year There’s a slim chance snowflakes will fall on Christmas Day in Greater Victoria. “It’s looks like it’s going to be a fairly mild and dry one this year,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Andre Besson. A ridge of high pressure off the west coast of Vancouver Island is holding back the next precipitation-carrying system, he added, leaving the chances for white stuff on Dec. 25 slim to none. For folks who like to head up to Mount Washington for a ski holiday, no snow is expected midweek there, either. Known for a huge base of snow through the season, the mountain had yet to open for 2013-14 as of late last week due to a lack of snow. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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Christmas Day: a time for peace T

hree words often come to mind at this time of year: joy, love and peace. Christmas is a time of rest for most, a time when the pace of non-retail business slows, schools shut down and the joy of socializing is more at the forefront. Even those folks who find themselves working over the holidays – thank goodness for them – usually gain a compensating peaceful break elsewhere in their schedules. For people in our communities who have few assets, are at risk of homelessness, or have no family or friends to dine with, Christmas dinners held at Our Place, the Rainbow Kitchen, Glad Tidings Church and other venues can be a source of loving comfort, not to mention a solid meal. We are often reminded at this time of year of the British and German soldiers who, on Christmas Eve in 1914 during the First World War, set aside their rifles and joined together for a day of carolling and merry-making on the Western Front. They knew in their hearts that peace was what they were truly seeking, the chance to leave anger, impatience and self-centredness behind, at least for a brief time. We are encouraged to do so today and take a few moments to smile at or chat with our neighbours, offer a kind word or smile to the beggar on the street corner who seldom receives them, do something out of the ordinary that shows we care about others. That was the message the namesake of this special day was attempting to get across, and one that people of all faiths or beliefs can agree on and practice. Even when it seems tough to muster up a smile or a compliment, finding the strength to do so, as literary character Ebenezer Scrooge found out so profoundly, never ends badly. So whatever your plans for Dec. 25, try to remember that joy, love and peace are available within you, not just now, but all through the year. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification.

I’m OK without a white Christmas I

grew up in Saanich and have only the fact people can walk neighbourhoods and places like downtown two clear memories of a white Victoria, Oak Bay Village and GoldChristmas. And when you’re stream Avenue to see Christmas a kid, excitement of snow can displays. be quickly eclipsed by I appreciate the city brightly wrapped Christeven more after spendmas presents. ing last Christmas with I don’t associate the my wife and her family in holiday with the white Medicine Hat, Alta. stuff, but I do associate Trudging across snowChristmas with other swept coolies, I experigreat traditions of our enced the curious sensacity. tion when skin starts to Without the roads confreeze. stantly lathered in slush Drivers in Victoria get a and ice, as a family we Edward Hill hard time about our colwere part of the annual Editor’s View lective inability to navigate parade of cars through icy roads, but I was quineighbourhoods to see etly happy to discover that some lights and ornate Santa and nativity displays covering lawns and homes. Albertans are bad at it too. People in Medicine Hat would only admit it I grew to appreciate the effort “was a bit cold” when the mercury to string hundreds of lights across dipped below -25 C. roofs and trees in a death-defying It’s Christmas here for us this annual rite. My father certainly year, where a sweater is plenty and risked life and limb on old alumiyou can comfortably ride a Ferris num ladders to string lights 30 feet wheel at Victoria city hall without above the ground. It was dangerworrying about frostbite. ous, but he made it look easy. We Three months ago my wife and were a family keen on playing with I had our first child, a daughter, steel-tipped lawn darts too. so as a family, Christmas is reborn I enjoy Christmas in Victoria, and

through her eyes. She will have the first time to decorate a Christmas tree, visits to Santa, tearing open presents and being hopelessly spoiled by her grandparents. Christmas in Victoria usually doesn’t have snow, but it has fun, friends and family. ■■■

There are a few people who I would like to thank for another amazing year. To start with, I wouldn’t be here without you, dear reader. You’re the reason we publish our newspaper week after week and fill our website with breaking news. To our advertisers, thanks for all the support in the past, today and in the future. The Saanich News editorial and sales staff – it couldn’t been done without you. A tip of the hat to our news team: Kyle Slavin, Travis Paterson, Don Denton, Sharon Tiffin. We are led by editorial director Kevin Laird and publisher Penny Sakamoto. Sales director Oliver Sommer and circulation director Bruce Hogarth also oversee other critical aspects of the newspaper. Edward Hill is editor of the Saanich News.

The Saanich 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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Pot and pipelines: 2013 B.C. news quiz 1. When Premier Christy Clark took the stage after her upset election win May 14, the first thing she said was: A: I’m going to Disneyland! B: Well, that was easy! C: Oh no, now I have to pay off the debt! D: Socialism is dead! 2. How many proposed liquefied natural gas export proposals are there on the B.C. coast, according to the premier’s latest estimate? A: four B: six C: eight D: ten 3. After winning $25 million in the lottery, Terrace construction worker Bob Erb gave six-figure donations to: A. Local anti-poverty and other community groups B. Pay for $300,000 in dental work for locals who couldn’t afford it. C. Provide cars and trucks for people he considered needy. D. Sensible BC marijuana legalization campaign E. All of the above 4. How has the province said it would raise money to pay for a promised new bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel? A. Tax increases B. Toll like the Port Mann Bridge. C. Small tolls on all Metro

11. The government is considering spending $6 million to stop the B.C. legislature dome from: A: Cracking B: Peeling C: Twisting D: Sinking

meters B: An alleged secret global climate control scheme using “chemtrails” C: An alleged secret European Union plot to control world finance through consumption taxes D: All of the above

Vancouver bridges and major roads D. It hasn’t 5. What admission to U.S. border guards did some B.C. residents find can be deemed a “crime of moral turpitude” and result in America barring your entry? A. Atheism B. Past use of marijuana C. Past conviction for impaired driving C. Past or present membership in the NDP

12. Which was not a 911 call received by E-Comm operators who begged cellphone users to be more careful about declaring emergencies? A. Asking who won the hockey game B. Broken TV set C. Big spider in living room D. Politician breaking an election promise

9. What’s the transportation ministry’s solution to prevent the new Port Mann Bridge from dropping more ice bombs onto cars? A. A system of scrapers and brushes along each cable to remove ice B. Aerial drones that spray the cables with de-icing solution C. A flock of seagulls trained to peck loose ice chunks D. Closing the bridge and waiting for ice to melt

6. Which of the following wasn’t proposed in B.C.’s liquor law review? A: Licensing alcohol sales at farmers’ markets B: Letting children into pubs with their parents C: Serving alcohol for slot players on B.C. Ferries D: Selling hard liquor in grocery stores

13. B.C. pharmacies were ordered by their regulating body to stop doing what? A: Offering wine tastings at the pharmacy counter B: Issuing reward points or other “kickbacks” to customers buying prescription drugs C: Refusing to sell prescribed medical marijuana D: Refusing to act as supervised injection sites

10. What did Metro Vancouver mayors propose in 2013 as a new way to raise money for cash-strapped TransLink? A. $5 toll at the border on all vehicles heading south to the U.S.A. B. Regional sales tax of up to 0.5 per cent C. Adding magnets to new SkyTrain fare gates to suck loose change out of pockets D. Forcing SeaBus passengers to row to help save on fuel costs E. Installing slot machines in SkyTrain stations

7. Burnaby’s Tung Sheng (David) Wu was convicted and jailed for performing illegal: A. Proctology B. Taxidermy C. Electronic waste recycling D. Dentistry 8. Since his triumph in the HST referendum, former premier Bill Vander Zalm has campaigned against: A: An alleged secret global surveillance system using smart

LETTERS Temporary bridge would ease pain Re: Roadwork stressing Craigflower Road area (Letters, Dec. 11) I agree with letter writer Lucy Bashford. The Gorge Road construction near Tillicum Road just adds to the ceaseless outage of the Craigflower Bridge. Where is the planning here? Aside from doing all of the construction projects at once, we could also ask, why wasn’t a temporary span put in place while the bridge is built? This was done in Washington State when a bridge along Interstate 5 needed to be rebuilt. Now, I can almost hear people

say, “Oh, well that was a big highway, we’re just a mid-sized city.” Then try the little village of Latchford, Ont., where a temporary bridge was instantly put up, parallel to where the new one was being built. There are four bridges crossing the Gorge. Closing off one of them for endless months, largely because of an “iron shortage,” could have been avoided with just a bit of planning. I can hear the money objection coming: “Oh, but you know how much it would cost to put in a temporary bridge?” To that I can only retort, “Do you know how much it costs the businesses being affected by the endless closure of the

Craigflower bridge?” Add to that the misery of clogged traffic and the ratrunning of cars along small streets to avoid Craigflower and Tillicum roads. As I stand at the bus stop on Tillicum each morning, watching cyclists and cars dodge and just miss each other, I am truly surprised there haven’t been more accidents. Ted Venema Esquimalt Send your letters to: Mail: Letters to the Editor, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1E4 Email: editor@ saanichnews.com

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Esquimalt firefighter Sean Owens, left, Nadine Naughton, vice-principal of Gordon Head middle school, Grade 8 student Jonah Heyman and firefighter Trevor Walton show off Christmas hampers that students at the Saanich school filled.

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act of giving, and see the effect it has on other kids.” John Gaiptman, superintendent of SD61, says all schools in the school district – even There’s no better time of year than those where less fortunate families were Christmas for schools to instil the spirit of the recipients of food and gift hampers – generosity and altruism in their students. did their part to give this holiday season. With that in mind, several schools within “It is important that every child, regardthe Greater Victoria School District are less of their circumstances, understands focusing on “supporting our own” by building Christmas hampers, complete with food what a good feeling it is to give, to be involved in a charitable and toys, for less fortunate “It’s really cool event,” he said. families within the school sys“It’s very much a comtem. for our kids to see munity spirit. Our students “Every Christmas I wake up their act of giving, understand that they’re and I know there’s going to be part a community in Greater presents, I know we’re going to and see the effect it Victoria, and there’s always have a turkey dinner. has on other kids.” going to be people and fami“It’s really hard to imagine – Shawn Boulding lies either across town or hearing about all this great Mount Douglas principal down the street that are less stuff your friends are doing, fortunate.” and waking up on Christmas Nadine Naughton, vice-principal at Gormorning with next to nothing,” said Jonah Heyman, a Grade 8 student at Gordon Head don Head middle, says it’s a thrill getting to witness her students helping other stumiddle school. dents in the region. Students at the Saanich middle school “We’re becoming increasingly aware of created dozens of hampers that were delivered late last week by Esquimalt firefighters what it means to educate the whole person – it’s not just about the literacy and the to 14 families at a Greater Victoria elemennumeracy. There’s an aboriginal belief that tary school. wealth is not what you have, but it’s what Down the street at Mount Douglas secyou give away, and that’s what we’re trying ondary, students filled hampers to help 35 to instil,” she said. families within the district. “We want them to be fortified as human Both schools work with youth and fambeings, and that teaching starts right away ily counsellors to get a better sense of the families they’re assisting, to tailor the dona- in kindergarten.” “In kindergarten you’re taught ‘sharing is tions to that family’s needs and wants. caring’ and ‘love one another.’ But as you “We find out about these families, in conprogress you tend to forget about that; you fidence, for the ages and genders of the think more about yourself,” said 13-yearkids, and the family dynamic. And those old Heyman. “Things like this bring back kids come up with lists for Santa: ‘If I could that kindergarten part of you – it’s good to get this for Christmas.’ And we were able share, good to give back. If we don’t do this to fulfill that for 35 families,” said Shawn through school, we’ll probably forget about Boulding, principal at Mount Doug. being altruistic and generous as adults.” “It’s really cool for our kids to see their

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In her 25 years answering emergency calls at VicPD’s 911 centre during the holiday season, Theresa Lundy has seen the worst of the Christmas spirit. “We get the occasional ‘turkey through the window incident,’ and there was a domestic where a Christmas tree ended up in the front yard,” says Lundy. “But it tends to be quite quiet on Christmas Day.” Lundy and her colleagues are just a few of the hundreds of people across Greater Victoria who work through Christmas to be ready for any emergency. “You always want to prepare for the worst but hope for the best,” Lundy says. “We have the same amount of staff on Christmas Day as we would any other day.” Canadian Forces members at CFB Esquimalt are no exception, working regular shifts to deal with emergency search and rescue operations or deal with marine and flying incidents. Navy crews keep watch with a ship ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, while crews

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The largest contributor to the United Way of Greater Victoria’s annual fundraising campaign gave it a major shot in the arm last week. With the newly constructed Navy Holiday Village lit up in the background at CFB Esquimalt, the Department of National Defence team shone a bright light on the annual workplace fundraising campaign, adding $555,000 to the 2013-14 regional total. Cmdr. Luc Cassivi, base commander, gave kudos to organizers and volunteers for their efforts and noted

the plus sign at the end of the total on the big cheque was to indicate “more to come.” “There was great participation across the formation and a lot of excitement generated throughout,” he said. The contribution from military and civilian personnel at the base and other defence-related workplaces helped push the overall United Way campaign total just over the 80 per cent mark toward the $6-million goal, said United Way interim CEO Heather Gardiner. “We’re just tickled pink,” she said of this year’s DND donation, down slightly

from last year’s $607,000 contribution. “To have one group come around and raise that kind of money is just an amazing feat. They’re just such an amazing part of our community.” As for hitting the regional goal, Gardiner said the organization remains very hopeful. “We’re not done yet; there’s still campaigns running. We get news in every day.” She encouraged anyone thinking about donating and receiving a tax credit for 2013 to check out the website at uwgv.ca, call 250-385-6708 or stop by the United Way office at 1144 Fort St.


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Vic politicians reveal Christmas traditions Daniel Palmer News staff

Family, good food and a focus on the less fortunate are threads that run through most holiday traditions. To celebrate the season, the News took a step back from the everyday reporting bustle and spoke to local public figures about what Christmastime means to them. “Christmas is very important in my family, but it’s not just about traditions in the faith structure. It’s also about community and inclusion, making sure people aren’t left alone,” said Victoria Coun. Chris Coleman, the son of an Anglican bishop. “My mother passed away two years ago. She had two rules about Christmas: Family is all important; and the second rule: Everybody’s in the family.

You share the joy of the season with family, neighbours and sometimes with strangers who become family members.” As a board member for CFAX Santas Anonymous, Coleman sees some of Greater Victoria’s neediest families connecting with community support when its most needed. The charity provides gifts to families who otherwise couldn’t afford them, Coleman said, to “make sure kids can go back to school in January with a Christmas story they can share with everybody else, because that’s dignity.” Diane McNally, a School District 61 trustee, uses winter solstice as an opportunity to reflect on the end of some chapters of life and the beginning of others. She supports charities like Our Place and the Mustard Seed by working with schools.

“I also donate to a local animal group, Dee’s Orphan Kitten Fund, that takes care of feral cats. It’s harder in the cold for everybody,” she said. Charlayne Thornton-Joe, a third-generation Victoria resident of Chinese descent, said her favourite part of the holiday is the family Christmas feast at her father’s house. “In the past, my husband and I used to look after the Chinese cemetery at Harling Point. We’d stop by on Christmas Day,” she said. “My grandfather is buried there. And my mom was very traditional and into honouring ancestors by visiting the cemetery.” The biggest celebration of the year for Thornton-Joe and her family will, of course, still be Chinese New Year on Jan. 31. “I’d like to wish everyone a prosperous year of the horse in 2014,” she said.

Songs for the season Members of the Claremont secondary school choir, under the direction of teacher Jessica English, sing Christmas carols over the noon hour in the courtyard area outside the Central branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Broughton Street. Don Denton/News staff

Post-modern Christmas display? This Christmas display at a home on Derby Avenue (west side of the Cedar Hill Golf Course) features a stuffed dummy that makes it appear as if a person fell off a ladder while stringing Christmas lights and is hanging from the gutter. The ethics of the display have spurred debate on social media, with one user saying it’s “scaring pedestrians.” Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says they haven’t received any complaints yet, and simply called it an “interesting interpretation” of a Christmas display. “Someone would certainly need a sense of humour to pull this one off,” he said.

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hen a person thinks of the term paradox, thoughts of contradictions and unusual truths come to mind. The current University of Victoria fine arts faculty exhibit at the Legacy Art Gallery downtown, Paradox, is a varied collection of pieces that appear at first to be one thing but offer something more upon deeper examination. The show’s curator, Mary Jo Hughes, offers up Daniel Laskarin’s sculpture, “blue chair :: if this”, as an example. “His work is very sensual. It makes you want to touch it, but at the same time it’s rather treacherous, with shards of Fibreglass sticking out,” Hughes says. Next to it, Laskarin’s things come apart – a square metal bar ripped apart with shotgun blasts but painted with a brilliant red finish offers another conflict in emotion, she adds. “Each of the pieces do have some kind of inherent paradox in them.” Jennifer Stilwell’s unique installation across the room features a group of room fans in series – only one unit is running but all the blades move – facing a collection of raised wooden planks, painted blue at each end to represent lake water. It tells a personal story and relates to a

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time when she was working in her studio in sweltering heat, but longing to be at her parent’s lakefront cottage, Hughes says. The exhibit, running since Oct. 31, features recent works and represents the first time since the 1970s that UVic’s visual arts faculty has shown together. Hughes says she was a little nervous putting together an exhibit with so many different unrelated styles. At the same time, as she walks around the gallery, she finds subtle connections between the pieces, each of which presents its own kind of humorous irony. Public reaction to the exhibit has – like the art itself – been varied, she says. “We had a man walk in this morning. He was in about three minutes then left and said ‘okee dokee, then.’ But for every one of those guys, we have two other people who come in and say ‘it’s so nice there’s some challenging art in here.’” Many forms of visual art were initially considered “challenging” by the establishment, Hughes says, from Monet to Van Gogh, yet much of it has come to be known as mainstream and well accepted. “The main point of art is to help people look at the world a different way,” she says. The Legacy Gallery is currently closed for the holidays and reopens Jan. 2. Paradox runs to Jan. 11. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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WhiskY tasting - Missed tickets to Whisky Fest? Hogmanay whisky tasting at Craigdarroch Castle (1050 Joan) might be the answer. 5:30pm $25/30. the castle.ca.

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mOrE OnlinE: mondaymag.com/calendar saT. Dec. 28 the giFt - Ballet Victoria presents the story of young Pandora, who can’t wait until Christmas to open a mysterious present from her uncle. The Gift is a celebration of dance, live music and holiday cheer for the whole family. Until Dec. 29 at The Royal Theatre. rmts.bc.ca. Post-christmas laughs - Wes Borg hosts a lineup of comics on the Heckler’s stage, with Kristeen Van Hagen closing out the night. Also, the comedy club is once again throwing a NYE party: dinner, a favourite comic (Darryl Lenox) and dancing. Details for both: 250-386-9207.

sun. Dec. 29 call mr. robeson - Follow the journey of actor, singer and pioneer civil rights activist Paul Robeson, whose radical activism caused him to be disowned, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. With Robeson’s famous songs, such as Ol’ Man River. It was at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012 and now it’s at the Metro (1411 Quadra) at 8pm.

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Puss in boots - St. Luke’s Players follow the traditional British format with plenty of action, comedy and audience participation in their holiday panto offering. St. Luke’s Church Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill. $5-15. 8pm. Until Jan. 1 stlukesplayers.org.

a viennese neW Years - The Victoria Symphony once again kicks off the year with song and dances in the Viennese tradition. At the Royal Theatre at 2:30pm. $45, rmts.bc.ca.

WeD. Jan. 1 government house levée - The Lieutenant Governor of B.C. opens the doors to Government House (1401 Rockland) for the annual New Year’s Day levée. With the Naden Band and the Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipes and Drums. 10am - noon.

music WeD. Dec. 25 orPhan christmas jam - Home alone for the holidays, or just really love a good open stage? My Bar and Grill invites all the orphans down to (310 Gorge) for a free jam sesh from 6pm.

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carolYn mark is home For the holidaYs - The country-punk chanteuse sings songs that’ll tickle your heart and break your funny bone 8:30pm at Logan’s. $10 at the door, 1821 Cook.

activE WeD. Jan. 1 Polar bear sWim - Join the cast of New Year’s crazies at Elk Lake’s Hamsterly Beach. 2pm. Peninsula swimmers meet up at the beach access at Lochside Drive (near Tulista Park), noon. run through time - Run into 2014 with the 25th annual Runners of Compassion Family Fun Run. Take on the 5-K run, 3-K walk or 1-K kids’ run at UVic. Register at 5pm; race at 6. runnersofcompassion. com.

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(all works under $500). The diversity of subject matter, style and range of techniques provide an exciting mix of contemporary art. At the Eclectic Gallery (2170 Oak Bay) until Jan. 4. riPeness and rot - The fifty fifty arts collective (2516 Douglas) exhibits new works by Hannah van Adrichem, a collection of figures in bold acrylic and watercolour, detailing the end of a very weird year. The show runs until Jan. 5. Paradox - Seven artists teaching in the Visual Arts department at UVic (Daniel Laskarin, Sandra Meigs, Robert Youds, Vikky Alexander, Lynda Gammon, Jennifer Stillwell, and Paul Walde) -show work relating to the theme of the paradox implicit in our experience of art. Wednesday -Saturday, 10-4pm. Free. Until Jan. 12 at Legacy Art Gallery (630 Yates). urban thunderbirds - Artists and cocurators 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 to traditions of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw culture. aggv.ca. At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss) until Jan. 12. art oF the book - Art of the Book 2013 both embodies and defies the traditional definition of what a book can be – from luggage-style tags or DNA’s double helix. Drawing from ancient techniques, artists have represented a full history of book making. The juried exhibit is organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Open library hours. Free. Until March 24 at Legacy Maltwood at University of Victoria’s McPherson Library.

Fri. Dec. 27 Winter collection grouP shoW - It’s the last chance to view works by some of Canada’s most recognized painters at the West End Gallery. westendgalleryltd.com. Until Jan. 2 at West End Gallery (1203 Broad).

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Racing into his father’s footsteps Victoria man restarts race car team in Macau Christopher Sun News staff

Oak Bay resident Teddy Yip was only one-year-old when his late father’s Theodore Racing team won the first Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix in 1983. Thirty years later, and after a two-decade absence, Theodore Racing returned and again nabbed the checkered flag – this time under junior’s ownership. “It was incredible, not only to see the Theodore colours go around that circuit again after 21 years, but the response from the fans was astounding,” Yip said. “For me, this was I guess, a tribute as this is the 60th anniversary of GP3 (Grand Prix 3) itself in Macau; 30 years since Formula 3 started in Macau and 30 years since my father, in 1983, won.” Theodore Racing was represented by the Prema Powertrain team, with English driver Alex Lynn behind the wheel at the Nov. 17 race. Brazilian Ayrton Senna, who is considered one of the greatest Formula one drivers, won the F3 race in 1983, under the Theodore Racing colours. Owen McLeod, who has known Yip for more than a decade, described him as being humble, quiet and reserved, with a great sense of humour and just a “really decent guy.” He was in Macau during the Grand Prix and watched Yip’s driver lead the pack and take the win. “The race was incredibly, very tense,” McLeod said. “You can just feel it. “Teddy said being in first is the

Theodore Racing sponsor SJM Holdings CEO Ambrose So, left, Theodore Racing and Status Grand Prix principal Teddy Yip, 2013 Macau Grand Prix winner Alex Lynn and SJM Holdings executive director Angela Leong give the thumbs up welcoming the return of Theodore Racing to Macau after a 21 year absence. Photo courtesy of Status Grand Prix.

hardest because you can always lose it. You’re always concerned about any kind of mistake or anything going wrong.” Yip’s father, Teddy Yip Sr., was a popular businessman, wellknown for his enthusiasm for racing. He co-founded Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau, which held a monopoly on Macau’s casinos and ferries for almost 40 years. That company is now operated by his former brotherin-law Stanley Ho and his family. The senior Yip was born in Indonesia, held Dutch citizenship, spoke six languages and six Chinese dialects. He raced in the 1950s and 60s before establishing Theodore Racing. He is regarded as the father of the Macau Grand Prix and a tribute to him is set up at the Macau Grand Prix Museum.

“My dad was attending the Indianapolis 500 when I was born,” Yip said. Even though he grew up surrounded by racing, Yip never thought he would get involved himself. “As a child I was being groomed to be a lawyer or a doctor. I did some carting when I was 10 but I was never all that fast. It was only a hobby for a bit.” Yip ran a fitness studio, a spa and dabbled in real estate in Victoria and Vancouver. Then in 2008, he received a call from one of his dad’s old racing buddies, asking him to get involved in the sport. “Here was an opportunity to join and that’s what I did,” Yip said. Yip joined Status Grand Prix in an ownership and management role. The group represented

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Victoria gets starring role in TV series Economic spin-off expected to be a boon to economy

“Broadchurch is one of the widest-watched shows in the U.K.” - Kathleen Gilbert

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Cameras will roll in January as Victoria becomes home to the American remake of the British crime drama, Broadchurch. The remake by Fox Television, titled Gracepoint, is also the name of the fictional town where the show is set. In the British version, the death of a child has occurred and the entire season is spent finding the killer. The American version will include many of the same cast and crew of the British series, including lead actor David Tennant, best known for his role on the television show, Dr. Who. Also starring is actress Anna Gunn, known for her role as Skyler White on Breaking Bad. Vancouver Island South film commissioner Kathleen Gilbert said location scouts have been in Oak Bay and the Capital Region for part of December. She said most of the filming would likely occur in on Oak Bay Avenue but she was hesitant to confirm. “We have a show looking like it’s going to shoot in Oak Bay and the CRD,” Gilbert said. “Until the cameras are rolling, I don’t consider this a done deal.” Gilbert is cautious because in her more than 20 years in the film industry she has seen production companies change their minds at the last minute. She said the film commission has been

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Scottish actor David Tennant, of Doctor Who fame, plays Det. Inspector Alec Hardy in the U.K. series Broadchurch, and will play Det. Emmett Carver in the U.S. version, to be filmed in Victoria. working on landing the show for the last two months. If things go according to plan, she foresees film tourism to follow after the show airs. “Broadchurch is one of the widest-watched shows in the U.K. and the location where Broadchurch is filmed experienced film tourism,” Gilbert said. “X-Men and Little Women did that for us here but I don’t think there has been anything since that has had such mass appeal.” Little Women, starring Winona Ryder, was filmed in Victoria in 1994 and four X-Men films were filmed in Colwood.

Filming for Gracepoint is expected to start in late January and wrap up in May. Gilbert said disruption in the community will be minimal. “They are not going to come in and takeover, nor are we going to give them carte blanche,” Gilbert said, adding Oak Bay Avenue will not be shut down to the community. “They will work with store owners, business owners or homeowners in Oak Bay. It’s all done with co-operaton and very close relationship with municipalities.” On Dec. 11, a meeting was held among producers, the film commission, Oak Bay council, the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association and Oak Bay tourism representatives. Coun. Michelle Kirby said the meeting was informational and a way for producers to gauge support for them to film here. She spoke positively about Oak Bay playing a major role in what is expected to be a popular television series. “Its exciting, it’s going to showcase Oak Bay to the world,” Kirby said. “It’s excellent for tourism and it will bring a lot money into the community.” Producers were “blown away by the scenic beauty” of Oak Bay, she said. Gilbert said she doesn’t know how much the show will cost to produce and expects more information about that and the location of filming to start coming in the first week of January.

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The eagles have landed in droves at Goldstream Provincial Park. “Every year we have the eagles that come after the salmon run but this year there seems to be more than previous years,” said park naturalist Bre Robinson. The flock has more than doubled from the 65 last year to 158 counted in late December. Park naturalists scan the park with binoculars for a head count, but figure there’s even more. “Those juveniles camouflage quite well so I’m sure we missed some,” Robinson said. The theory is that a lack of rain caused the jump in eagles this year. “Usually we get a big rain and it washes all the salmon carcasses out into the ocean,” Robinson said, adding the eagle run is often forgotten in the wake of the salmon run. The eagles should still be picking away at fish right over the week of Christmas. With plenty of rotting fish attracting extra birds, naturally there’s odour to prepare for when visiting. “We’re calling it the smell of success,” Robinson said.

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Chargers holiday sked ■ Saturday, Dec. 28 12:30 p.m. Kwantlen vs. Humber 2:15 p.m. Langara vs. Keyano 4:00 p.m. Kwantlen vs. SAIT 5:45 p.m. Capilano vs. Humber 7:30 p.m. Camosun vs. Everett ■ Sunday, Dec. 29 12:30 p.m. Capilano vs. SAIT 2:15 p.m. Kwantlen vs. Everett 4:00 p.m. Capilano vs. Keyano 5:45 p.m. Camosun vs. Humber 7:30 p.m. Langara vs. SAIT ■ Monday, Dec. 30 10 a.m. Langara vs. Everett 11:45 a.m. SAIT vs. Humber 1:30 p.m. Camosun vs. Keyano

Fourth year Camosun Charger forward Elyse Matthews is sixth in PacWest scoring with 95 points in eight games. Kevin Light Photography

Hoops for the holidays Camosun Chargers women’s host Christmas Classic basketball tourney Travis Paterson News staff

With five wins and three losses it would seem the Camosun Chargers are in a good place, third overall in the PacWest women’s basketball standings. But what started out as the most dynamic offence in the league has dropped off and it’s puzzling twotime PacWest coach of the year Brett Westcott. He’s hoping the Chargers can use their eighth annual Christmas Classic basketball tournament, Dec. 28 to 30, to rekindle the team’s scoring. The Chargers open the tourney on Saturday versus the Everett Trojans. “We get away from our game plan. We can’t give up on the offence and go into freelance mode,” he said. On paper the Chargers look like a seasoned, well-rounded team with a core of college veterans. Guard Ella Goldschmid is in her third year

against taller players, so they have and forwards Elyse Matthews and Chargers scored 42 points. “We’ve scored 42 in one to be more precise in their execuMelissa Van Dyk are in their half this season and then tion,” Westcott said. “We tend to lose fourth and second years, against V. I. University (Nov. our (offensive possession) either by respectively. But there’s 22) we scored two points in over dribbling or a bad shot selecbeen some injuires, too. one quarter,” Westcott said. tion.” Recruit Chelsea Sanchez of This year’s tournament doubled in It’s more than one thing Port Coquitlam showed up causing the offence to popularity to eight teams, up from hurt and hasn’t played yet. freeze but it starts with the four teams two years ago and six Wing Marina Low is also guards, which is surpris- teams last year. As the only collegiate injured and would be playing, as it’s the team’s most tourney between Christmas and New ing about 20 minutes per experienced backline in a Year’s Day it fits a niche. game right now. Third year The Humber Hawks (Toronto) Karli Keown is also out. Camosun College long time. Back is third year guard were first to sign up for the tournaIt makes the holiday Oak Bay’s Aija tournament all the more Salvador is Aija Salvador, the PacWest ment with Langara. Once the Ever2010-11 Rookie of the Year, ett Trojans and Keyano Vikings (Fort welcoming as it breaks up back. who returned from a year McMurray, Alta.) came on board so a month off of practice for off. At 5-foot-5, her size wasn’t an did the Capilano Blues and Kwantlen the team. They’re coming off a tough finish issue initially, but with fellow ball- Eagles, followed by the Southern to November, with two cringewor- carrier Goldschmid standing at the Alberta Institute of Technology. “We’re coming out of exams now thy incidents. The Chargers went same height, it’s imperative the into their Nov. 29 game against the guards stick to the game plan, the so we haven’t played since Nov. 27; that’s almost Langara Falcons as the highest scor- coach said. WITH OU R a month by the time we “Our guard play tends to abandon practice on Friday (Dec. 27). ing team in the PacWest and blew sports@vicnews.com a 16-point lead in the third quarter. the offensive sets we’ve practiced SPRING CLEANING It was the second straight week the and start going into one-on-ones

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Castaway Wanderers youth members Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley have been named to B.C.’s U18 women’s rugby sevens team going to the Las Vegas High School Invitational, Jan. 23 to 25. De Goede is one of four returning players from last year’s inaugural program which finished third at the prestigious sevens tournament. This past summer De Goede and Crossley helped B.C. win the 2013 U16 national XVs championship. Former UVic Vikes women’s coach Brad Skene is coaching the U18 sevens team with current Velox Valkyries forward and former national player Marlene Donaldson as a manager. The B.C. Rugby Union developed its youth sevens rugby progam to identify and nurture potential Canadian Olympic sevens athletes. sports@vicnews.com


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SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Vic players named to U20 soccer camp

Greater Victoria products Emma Fletcher and Katie Kraeutner attended the Canadian Soccer Association women’s under-20 training camp in Burnaby from Dec. 11 to 21. Fletcher, a midfielder, accumulated 12 assists this fall to set a Louisiana Tigers freshman record. A graduate of the former Gordon Head Soccer Association, Fletcher was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s best XV among freshman NCAA Div. 1 players. As a New Zealander originally, Fletcher played for New Zealand in the under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2012. Kraeutner, a forward, is a Parkland secondary grad from North Saanich who plays Div. 1 with the Nebraska Huskers.

Christmas contract for Keegan Kanzig

This could be the last Western Hockey League season for 18-year-old Victoria Royals defenceman Keegan Kanzig. Calgary Flames president and interim general manager Brian Burke, a known lover of truculence, signed Kanzig on Dec. 19 to a standard three-year NHL entry level deal. Kanzig impressed with his size, 6-foot-5, 242 lbs., and physicality, at the Flames prospect and main camps this season. He’ll have a crack at makDon Denton/News staff ing the Flames permanently Keegan Kanzig in his 1971 Ford from in September. If not, he Alberta. can return to the Royals for another year. “It’s a huge honour to sign with such a great organization,” Kanzig said. “It’s one step closer to my goal of playing for the Flames and it gives me even more motivation to continue to work hard.” The Flames selected Kanzig, a Fort Saskatchewan native by way of Lake Athabasca, in the third round, 67th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft. In 30 games he leads the team with a plus-17 rating while his 57 penalty minutes are largely related to his penchant for truculence and fighting.

Taylored to play Above: Lambrick Park’s Jake Hamilton, left, and Isaac Dellabough, right, team up on Oak Bay’s Timo Weimer during the opening round of the annual Gary Taylor Classic basketball tournament at Oak Bay High on Dec. 19. Left: Lambrick Park’s Mitch Bryan dribbles past Oak Bay’s Aoi Yamaguchi. The tournament wrapped up on Saturday. Visit vicnews.com for results.

Cougars stuff Braves’ stockings with goals

The Victoria Cougars blitzed the Saanich Braves 10-1 on Thursday (Dec. 19), a dashing statement by the flying leaders of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. Perhaps it was premeditated revenge on the Braves (10-19-2) after its shutout win over the Cougars (26-5-2) six days prior. David Marshall, Marino Somerville and Nyshan Basra each scored twice for the Cougars and Wade Johnson, Jordan Davie and Michael Fretz also scored one each. Josh Poland scored for the Braves. The Cougars re-start in January. The Braves visit the Peninsula Panthers on Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Panorama Rec Centre.

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LADYSMITH HANDYMAN Special. 3bdrms up, lrg LR, double garage, lrg storage. Ocean & city view. 1bdrm suite down. Owner will carry mortgage. $1200 month; or rent for $1,800 month. (250)753-0160.

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SIDNEY 9805 2nd St- lrg south facing 1 bdrm apt. Ocean view, lrg full length balcony, in-suite laundry, guest suites, underground parking pet free, secure concrete building w/monitored entrance. No rental restriction, low condo fees. (778)426-0007. Excellent investment opportunity! condoforsale@shaw.ca

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LARGE DOLL HOUSE (30�x36�) & Country Store (16�x25�) Both furnished with many collectibles inside & out. Can sell separately. Best offer. Come & see! (250)592-1690. NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. PENTAX CAMERA with 3 lenses and flash, good cond. 4 Michelin 17� snow tires, used 2 seasons. (250)479-5208. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca WASHER/DRYER Frigidaire white, 8 cycle HD, $550. (778)351-3349.

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

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.

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231.

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

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

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

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