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While access from Spencer Road is barricaded to vehicles, that’s not stopping pedestrians from crossing the highway. “The ministry has heard concerns from Langford about people crossing the highway at Spencer Road,” said Lisanne Bowness, senior public affairs officer. Median barriers are in place in the highway with some fencing, but early in 2014 the Ministry of Transportation plans to add higher fencing. “The median and fence combined will be almost eight feet, as a safety precaution for pedestrians,” said Bowness. “After Spencer Road closed, pedestrian crossings were monitored and over a two month period between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., on average, five people crossed the highway at Spencer Road a day.” Langford has asked the Ministry of Transportation several times to provide a pedestrian overpass where crosswalks once were. “Langford is asking the province to pay for this because it crosses a numbered provincial highway,” said Michelle Mahovlich, Langford director of engineering. The crosswalks closed in June when the Leigh Road interchange opened. Pedestrians wanting to cross the Trans Canada Highway must do so at the Leigh Road or Millstream Road interchanges. “The ministry is committed to working with the City of Langford to assess and address pedestrian safety concerns,” said Bowness. “A pedestrian overpass at Spencer Road was discussed during development of the project, however the ministry and the city agreed not to include it in the project.” PLEASE SEE: Walking, cycling made easier, Page A7
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014- GOLDSTREAM
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The public is invited to HMCS Malahat from 9 to 10 a.m. today Jan. 1 at 20 Huron St., to celebrate the new year in a unique Canadian tradition, the levee.
The term “levee,” derived from the French se lever (to rise), represents the practice of rising early on the first day of the new year to pay respect to the monarch or the local governor.
For many years, the levee was attended only by gentlemen and members of the military and other uniformed services. Today, the levee is less formal and more fun.
For over a decade Malahat has hosted their levee on behalf of local ships and naval shore establishments. Typically more than 100 people attend Malahat’s levee.
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Hillside gets new owner Hillside Centre has a new owner. Bentall Kennedy, an investment company with more than $3.5 billion in Canadian real estate holdings, announced the purchase of the newly renovated Hillside from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Dec. 19 Paul Zemla, chief investment officer for Bentall Kennedy Canada, said the company also purchased two shopping centres in London and Hamilton, Ont. to strengthen its Prime Canadian Property Fund. “The fund’s retail strategy includes a focus on top-quality regional shopping centres that offer an experiential draw capable of attracting repeat customer visits,” said Zemla, adding the purchase price won’t be made public. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Transit plans depend on gas tax Daniel Palmer News staff
The Victoria Regional Transit Commission has big plans for 2014. There’s just one problem: it needs more money to turn those plans into reality. “We’ve only got three sources of funding – property tax, the fare box and the gas tax,” said VRTC chair Susan Brice. The first tangible rapid transit development breaks ground along the Douglas Street corridor in 2014 with the installation of rush hour bus lanes. And while the $1.5-million cost of that project is included in this year’s budget, the commission is waiting for B.C. Transport Minister Todd Stone to respond to a request for a two-cent increase in Capital Region gas tax to fund future expansion. “We feel we have used property tax and the fare box as significantly as we can right now,” Brice said. “That’s why we’re asking the province to give us some more gas tax.” The VRTC currently receives 3.5 cents for every litre of gas sold in Greater Victoria. But with the budget increasing by three per cent this year, new project funding has to come from somewhere, Brice said. “We’d definitely like to do some expansion, but there’s such a lead time to order new buses,” she said. “So out of our contingency fund (in 2014), we took sufficient funds to
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Sisters Lyna and Marites Bonifacio raised $300 at their work, a Langford Subway, which has been used to help 60 families affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.
Modest money helping others Don Denton/News staff
A bus heading for UVic crawls up a hill on Helmcken Road in View Royal last winter. View Royal is among communities currently developing a master transit plan. order two new buses, but we did not yet fund the operating dollars. That will come if we’re successful in our request to the province (for a gas tax increase).” In the coming year, the VRTC is liaising with Colwood and View Royal as they develop their master transportation plans, installing 33 new bus shelters (including at the Saanichton exchange), and moving forward with expansion of the Uni-
versity of Victoria bus exchange. Discussions between Saanich, West Shore communities and the province have also begun to create bus priority lanes along the Island Highway and McKenzie Avenue. Further expansion of bus lanes along Douglas Street through Saanich is still in its infancy, according to a Dec. 2013 VRTC planning report. email@example.com
Bridge timeline an uncertainty
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Last summer crews installed pilings into the Gorge. The new Craigflower bridge is expected to open this spring.
In the lengthy saga that has been the Craigflower Bridge rebuild project, the only thing that’s safe to assume is there are no definite timelines. With construction hampered by steel shortages and a seismic redesign in 2013, as well as postponing the project entirely in 2012, closing the chapter that has been the replacement project will be well received by residents and area businesses. The bridge is slated to open in April or May, but “springtime” is the projected opening date. Once complete, the $17-million project connecting Saanich and View Royal will be a threelane steel bridge with separated bike lanes and sidewalks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Langford sisters raise money for family in Philippines
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When Lyna and Marites Bonifacio, sisters who work at a Langford Subway, heard about the typhoon in the Philippines, their thoughts turned to family. The women felt helpless when they learned their mother’s home, in a remote village, had been destroyed. “There’s only floor left,” Lyna said. “They have to start over again.” Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, slammed into the Philippines in early November, destroying cities and towns and killing more than 6,000 people. Since then there has been much international response and help as the affected areas rebuild. In an effort to help from afar, the sisters put a jar on the counter at work asking customers to donate what they could to help. The customers came through and raised $300, which the sisters sent back to their family in the Philippines. “They were surprised, they were happy,” Lyna said. The money they raised was intended for their family, who had other ideas. With the help of a third sister who still lives in the Philippines the money was used to buy enough food to put together care packages for upwards of 60 families in their parents’ remote village. The care packages included rice, sardines and noodles. “Even though we are victims of the super typhoon, they have the heart to share,” Marites said. “I’m really amazed,” said Spencer Road Subway owner Vahid Manshadi. “Normally, if you received the money, or I received the money, we’d help ourselves. But they didn’t do that. They reached everybody, which is really amazing.” While the sisters wish they could be with their family during this hard time, they also believe they have been able to do more good from Canada. “I’m glad I’m here, to help them,” Lyna said. Their ultimate plan is to help their mother immigrate to Canada. The sisters’ greatest wish is to thank the people who came in and donated money to the cause. email@example.com
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ith actual bridges slated to open or get work underway (Craigflower and Johnston Street respectively) we expect philosophical ones to be built, or burned over the next 12 months. It is, after all, a municipal election year. With polarizing issues such as regional sewage treatment and amalgamation garnering support on all sides, this could be the year we see civic “parties” appear. The Capital Region doesn’t generally see slates vying for roles on city councils, as is the norm in larger urban areas such as Vancouver and Surrey. But by the time November elections roll around we’ll have had plenty of time to absorb our 2014 municipal tax bill, which will likely be larger in order to pay for sewage infrastructure we won’t use for at least four years. On the sewage treatment front, factions across the Capital Region are calling for everything from forging on with the plan, to marine environmental reviews, to seeking a deadline extension from the province and offering time for a sober second thought. This could open the door for a “sewage slate” to dig in its heels and make a bid for council seats across the region under the mandate to fight sewage treatment. Though there’s currently a lull in the conversation, a resurgence of the A-word will likely appear prior to election time, judging by our online poll last April. We asked vicnews.com readers: Do you support amalgamation in the Capital Region to reduce the number of municipalities from 13? A resounding 74 per cent of those who responded said yes, there are too many municipalities in the Capital Region. In August, the Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society officially launched a petition seeking support from Greater Victoria residents in hopes of seeing a non-binding amalgamation question on the municipal ballot in 2014. Will Mr. Floatie resurface in 2014? Will Amalgamation Yes band together to seek seats on area councils? Yea or nay, this should be a year residents abolish voter apathy in order to get some building done. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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I appreciate that this is hopeere are a few things I’d like to lessly naive, but setting aside see in B.C. political life in the enough time to consider issues coming year, but won’t. could, at least in theory, An orderly schedule of lead to that happening legislature sittings, one occasionally. in the spring and one in Certainly the hastily the fall. staged mock combat of I canvassed this topic our legislature today isn’t with Premier Christy Clark winning new friends for in our year-end interany political party. The view, and got the usual main growth area today runaround about how is people who have given it’s always been optional up on the whole thing. since old Gordon what’sAn opposition with his-name set the schedule Tom Fletcher ideas. of sittings and elections B.C. Views The B.C. NDP will have more than a decade ago. another leadership conSpring is for the budget test in 2014, and they’d and MLAs sit in the fall if better bring more modern policy to they need to discuss legislation. the table than they had in the last They need to all right, but what one. governments want to do is ram Remember the big issues in that it through as fast as they can, so pillow-fight? Me neither. I had to that’s what they do. look them up. Health care? Local The last couple of years of this organic carrots into the hospital have been a sham worthy of a food. Forest industry? A job protecSouth American banana republic, with three chambers running simul- tion commissar to force the mills to stay open. Resource development? taneously and opposition members They’re for it, unless you’re against trying to prepare as they run down it. the hallways. These guys need a Tony BlairIt leads to mistakes in new laws type makeover. They need to be for and adds to the public’s cynicism something, and they need to leave about the whole business, but it the past behind. gets things done with minimum Media that care about more exposure of the government to than conflict. criticism. Stephen Harper would News organizations are in bad approve. shape these days, and the competiA political debate about real tion for a rapidly fragmenting audiissues, rather than just a competience is having some ugly effects. tion to score points in an endless One thing that needs to go is election campaign.
obsessive coverage of who’s winning and who’s losing. If the news media are going to be interested mainly in the gaffes and gotcha moments, is it any surprise that’s what politicians try to provide? The Canada Post announcement that it will wind up home delivery offers a recent example. Is it really so outrageous for the CEO to suggest that walking to the corner is good exercise? When there’s a 24-hour news cycle to fill, it’s a scandal! How many people know that Canada Post’s unfunded pension liabilities amount to $6.5 billion, as it continues to pay a dwindling workforce to hand out mostly advertising flyers? Should they just keep doing that until they run out of cash? Are taxpayers really expected to maintain another two-tier service that’s only available to selected urban people? Facts to go with opinions. Whether it’s the government’s fantasy figures on job creation or the opposition’s arithmetic-challenged child poverty claims, serious problems can’t be understood, much less solved, without defining them accurately. Submitting government advertising to scrutiny by the Auditor General to make sure it is accurate and non-partisan would be a good place to start. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.com
‘Remember the big issues in that pillow-fight? Me neither.’
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An exchange view of our Island Trips include watching After a 12-hour flight, I hockey games, visiting looked down from the airButchart Gardens, plane window, and Capilano Suspensaw a deep, blue sion Bridge, Vanocean, hundreds of couver Aquarium, islands in different Playland, Seattle, sizes, and speedand skiing at Mount boats and ferries Washington and were sailing everyWhistler. Being an where. The fasciinternational stunating view took dent means trying my breath away. different things, and I was excited. Angela Zhou being exposed to A place from my Youth view different activities. home in China, that Ski trips are seemed unfamiliar, the most exciting would be a new for me because I’ve never destination in my life. skied before. When I was Victoria, one of the oldest still on the bus, I saw snow cities on the Pacific coast, is appear and couldn’t sit still. located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Beautiful The mountains were covered with snow, snowflakes were sceneries, rich cultural herifloating all around; skiers and tage and mild weather attract snowboarders were speeding a lot of tourists every year; it also appeals to students from down the hills. The view was completely new and amazaround the world to study ing. Then I started to ski; it and experience different culwas challenging, but I found it ture here. fun soon after I learned how Sooke Schools Internato do it. tional Program prepares Ms. Boyte, the Intermany events and trips for national Student Support exchange students every Teacher at Belmont secondyear, on or off the Island.
ary school, said the best part of her job is “meeting students from all different cultures, and watching them grow and develop as individuals.” International students have received a lot of support from teachers, students and ambassadors since the first day of school. All the ambassadors are volunteers from our school, and many of them are in Ms. Boyte’s class. One day at the second week of school, we went to Fort Rod Hill with ambassadors. We were divided in groups playing a game of finding places and taking photos in Fort Rod Hill, which helped us know and make friends with more people. Moreover, there are many courses in the school that we don’t have at home, such as drama, film and television, cosmetology, food study, dance and soccer. Acting is one of my favorite classes this semester. We have learned staging, improv, the use of our senses while acting and different acting cat-
egories. I have found acting is a good way to build confidence on stage and present myself, which I would never have a chance to learn in China because we are heavily loaded with academic courses. Amelie, from Germany, said: “I really like dance. I’ve never really learned how to dance before, because we didn’t have dance class at school. This is something that I like about studying here. There are classes that aren’t in my home country.” The exchange program changed my life. If I didn’t come to Victoria, I would have missed a lot of opportunities that I wouldn’t have a chance to do at home. If you are a student who wants to go on an exchange but are unsure, I recommend that you go. An exchange can expand your horizon, deepen your knowledge and most importantly, provide different experiences. Angela Zhou is an exchange student attending Belmont secondary school.
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Re: Sally Ann Kettle drive feeling the pinch (News, Dec. 18, ) The Salvation Army kettles are a pleasant memory from my childhood. Dropping my few coins into them at Christmas gave me as much happiness as gifts at that age. Now that I am older and can offer more support, I am also more aware of the fact that the government is also eager to help. The government cannot make good choices of charities to support, so they offer to supplement gifts we choose to give. Therefore, if I can afford to give, for example, $100, I write a cheque for $180. The receipt I get provides me with a tax credit of about $80. Because the kettle attendant cannot give receipts, I no longer use them as a means to contribute. When we contribute cash to the Mustard Seed food bank at Thrifty Foods, their registers print a receipt, making much larger gifts affordable. Ideally, there would be a way for a kettle attendant to hand out receipts for larger donations. Because that seems impractical, kettle collections will mostly consist of small contributions, while more affluent donors will send in a cheque. Rein Nienaber Saanich
cheers jeers I went to Colwood Creek Park in November to take my dogs for a walk. I let the first one out and turned to get the second when I noticed the first had disappeared. I turned to the road to see a black truck swerving to miss her as she trotted across the road. The truck didn’t stop so I wasn’t able to thank him, so I hope he sees this note. I can’t thank you enough for driving so carefully and saving my little dog! Again, thank you. Bill, Marti, Gabi and Micah
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Petal power fuels second-grader’s first fundraising foray for sick kids Youngster and brother plan round two of sales for Mother’s Day Charla Huber News staff
Kaelyn Abrahamson had a unique Christmas wish. The seven-year-old Colwood girl wanted to start a fundraiser, in fact she’d been asking her parents for a year if she could do it. “I just wanted to help people and get (sick) kids back with their families,” said Kaelyn. So her parents helped the John Stubbs Memorial school second-grader organize a poinsettia sale through Hilltop Greenhouses. Kaelyn decided she wanted to raise money for B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. After selling 56 poinsettias Kaelyn has pledges for $350. “I thought I was only going to get $100,” she said. Dale Collins, owner of Prosperity Planning in Langford bought eight poinsettias after hearing from the family that Kaelyn had raised $350 in the sales. So as a Christmas surprise, Collins added $350 to her cheque for the eight poinsettias. “Most kids are not into giving back, they are more interested in sitting on Santa’s knee and asking for presents,” said Collins, who also has a history of making donations to the B.C. Children’s Hospital. “Kaelyn is a pretty special girl. When she came in my office she was over the top thankful for my donation.” Now that Kaelyn has a taste for fundraising she has decided to have another fundraiser for the children’s hospital in the spring. Her younger brother Kai
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Cult. Vegas’ top male revue, Thunder from Down Under, is also rumoured to have another upcoming stop in Sidney after last year’s visit saw women aged ith the start of a new year comes 19 to 90 pack the theatre. a whole new set of arts events And while the rumour of Chilliwack’s return has to mark on the calendar. Here’s yet to be confirmed, UHF, the folk supergroup of a small taste of what audiences Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes is set to can look forward to for the year hit the centre Feb. 8. ahead. Film Festival time The Victoria Film Festival is in the final stages of At the heart of the city, inside the walls of the gearing up the festival Feb. 7 to 16. Expect talks former Royal Bank building at 1501 Douglas, from stars such as Atom Egoyan, Don McKellar, Guy one music-loving duo is cleaning up the remains Maddin and Ken Taylor, the former ambassador to of their holiday party and chatting about those Iran, whose his role in the Iranian hostage crisis was up next – and there are plenty. Nick Blasko and famously fictionalized in Ben Affleck’s Argo. Dimitri Demers co-owners/directors of Atomique The organization will continue with the popuProductions are responsible for ongoing shows lar sing-along programming at recently renovated throughout the year, as well as July’s Rock the Shores and Phillips Backyard Weekender. And then The Vic theatre. Terry O’Reilly of CBC’s Under the Influence will host an evening focused on how there is Rifflandia – one part summer music fesadvertisers and agencies are represented in films tival in Royal Athletic Park, one part SXSW-style this April. The Foodie Film Festival is on the calennight stages across town, and so many more dar, as are screenings at de Vine Vinyards, as well much harder to define elements of art, ideas and as screenings at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. The Free-B interaction that rise into a wave of entertainment Film Festival continues this summer, with films set to each September. screen outdoors, free of charge, in Beacon Hill Park. “We started out with a rough five-year plan After a year of big changes – including the closure and now it’s Year 7 and it’s still very much a of the VFF’s previous headquarters at the Capitol 6 labour of love,” said Blasko. “We’re trying to Theatre and the sudden need for a new projector, stick with the vision and keep growing it, but festival director Kathy Kay says the group is perhaps it’s not an easy task, but the city will dictate the a little tired, but ready to face the year ahead. boundaries for us.” “We feel we’re back on track,” Kay said. “It’s While the line up won’t be released until later been amazing. Around 250 donated to the festival on in the spring, audiences can expect no huge change the range of genres Rifflandia has histori- for the projector. That felt pretty good to know that people care.” cally represented, with indie-rock, electronic and theatre hip-hop artists accounting for a large portion Monday Magazine theatre expert Janis La Couvée’ of their performers, along with headliners with weighed in on the year ahead. A more detailed list is mass-appeal. Though there is no room to grow available with our extended story online. within Royal Athletic Park – its capacity is set at La Couvée awaits Home Is A Beautiful Word, The 7,500 – the festival will likely expand with the Belfry Theatre’s world premiere of verbatim theatre addition of several small-to-medium night stages. piece about homelessness, created from interviews They continue to develop Thinklandia, as well as with more than 400 people in Victoria. Artlandia – an area where Blasko is hopeful may Also among her top picks, the Intrepid Theatre’s make way for more public art. regular programming – 15 shows/artists for 2014, in Peninsula addition to their festivals – Winterlab (January), UNO At the Mary Winspear Theatre, the last years have brought about a marked switch from tribute Fest (May) and the Victoria Fringe Festival (August). artists to bigger headliners, such as Bif Naked and Of note: Intrepid’s re-launch of their Petri Dish Residency program. Colin James, both of whom graced the cover of The folks at Theatre SKAM plan to premiere the Monday Magazine in 2013. life story of Joan Mans in My Memory’s Not So Tenor Ben Heppner returns to Mary Winspear Good, a project several years in the works, as well after a sold out show last year. as produce Bike Ride again in July. Langham Court “He is by far the biggest name we’ve brought Theatre has scheduled a rare summer show, Boeing in,” said Phillip Sutton, theatre manager for the Boeing and finally, Target Theatre, mature actors Charlie White Theatre at Mary Winspear Centre. who aim to provide a voice for the concerns of “He’s won multiple Grammys, multiple Junos seniors, is the Belfry Theatre’s Incubator project this and he sings at the biggest opera houses in the year. world.” Funding Comedian Lorne Elliot is on the schedule of The Capital Regional District’s arts development upcoming events, as is Jimmy Rankin. 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Jays prospect among HarbourCats’ B.C. three HarbourCats begin roster signings Travis Paterson News staff
Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kelly NorrisJones will play his final year of collegiate level summer baseball with the Victoria HarbourCats. The former Victoria Mariners catcher is entering his junior (third) year with the Illinois Fighting Illini after missing the majority of the 2013 NCAA season with a concussion. Last week NorrisJones and two more B.C. boys, Nanaimo’s Griffin Andreychuk and Surrey’s Nick Rutchkyj, committed to play
for the HarbourCats in the 2014 West Coast League, woodbat summer league. “I wanted to come here, it will be my last year of college summer ball and I’ve never played in front of this (Royal Athletic Park) crowd before,” said Norris-Jones, who’s acquired a Bull Durhham-type midwestern baseball accent. “I followed the HarbourCats while I was playing with Green Bay in the Northwoods League last summer and they were ranked 11th (at one point) among the national summer baseball teams. That’s what I want, to play on a ranked team and have a chance at winning a championship.” When the HarbourCats season comes to
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Surrey’s Nick Rutchkyj, left, Nanaimo's Griffin Andreychuk and Victoria's Kelly Norris-Jones are committed to the play for the HarbourCats in the 2014 West Coast League. an end Norris-Jones will return to the Illini for his final NCAA season. “I’ll have to bring it
everyday in Victoria, I can’t slack. Hopefully I can show everyone I can do it, and hopefully I can go on to play pro
ball, that’s the dream.” The 22-year-old is the oldest of seven siblings in Victoria and won the 2010 B.C. Premier Base-
ball League championship with the Victoria Mariners with Austin Russell, who played with the HarbourCats in 2013. His father is HarbourCats marketing executive Brad NorrisJones. Kelly says it’s no big deal as the two never collided the last time Brad was involved with Kelly’s team, as president of the premier Mariners. “My dad is really supportive and he doesn’t get in the way, he won’t mix baseball and work, he just encourages me and doesn’t get on me about my game,” Kelly said. “We never collided.” Andreychuk is an infielder from Nanaimo who plays for Seattle University and Nick Rutchkyj is an outfielder from Surrey
who plays for Cuesta College out of San Luis Obispo, Calif. The Toronto Blue Jays selected NorrisJones in the 50th round of the 2010 draft. The 2014 HarbourCats’ season starts on the road, June 6 against the Kelowna Falcons, then returns to Royal Athletic Park for the home-opener on June 10 against the Cowlitz Black Bears.
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Indoor holiday kicks Jonas Hegge, centre, of the Purple Monkey team, takes the ball down the field between brothers Daniel, left, and Matais Emery from the Red Fire and Flames of Doom team. The game was part of the annual Bays United Winter Indoor Turf Soccer tournament at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre on Dec. 21.
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In 2014, the Victoria Royals will win the franchise’s first ever playoff series. I know I’m not going out on a limb here but shoot me if I’m wrong, or, at least throw some over priced Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre popcorn at me. The Royals were fourth in the Western Hockey League’s Western conference as of last week, which would earn them home advantage in the playoffs. As a top-four seed, they will be the favourite on paper. But then, four is a dangerous playoff position, facing the No. 5 seed. On the other hand the Royals very well might be the fifth seed as the fifthplace Seattle Thunderbirds rode a massive 9-1 streak at the break. Either way, the Royals will hopefully have Joe Hicketts back
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Tyler Soy gives blood. The rookie sniper’s tenacity has earned him nine goals and he is on pace for 20, an aboveaverage rookie mark. in the swing of things for the playoffs, meaning easier responsbilities for upstart defencemen Ryan Gagnon, Chaz Reddekopp and Isaac Schacher. Defensive depth, with the Royals’ ability to score and its newfound goaltending has the team shaping up for its first
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trip to the second round. Here’s a few more guesses by yours truly for 2014: The Victoria Grizzlies make it to the final game of the second round in the B.C. Hockey League playoffs and lose... no, they’ll win! It takes the Victoria Cougars six games to win a third straight VIJHL final, against the Campbell River Storm. The Cougars have swept the past two VIJHL finals. This time the Cougars win the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial championhisp after losing in the past two gold medal games. The Mount Douglas Rams senior boys basketball team figures out how to defend everybody but fall short on offence, nearly advancing with the Claremont Spartans and Oak Bay Bays to the AAAA provincials. Jamie Benn scores the winning goal as Canada wins... bronze in Sochi.
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DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.
BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.
HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.
CARPET INSTALLATION CARPET, LINO installation restretches & repairs. 30 years exp. Glen, 250-474-1024.
CLEANING SERVICES AFFORDABLE! SUPPLIES & vacuum incld’d. All lower Island areas. 250-385-5869.
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.
PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877
MASONRY & BRICKWORK 250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141
BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186.
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.
CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535
DONE RIGHT MOVING $70/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.
PAINTING A2Z PAINTING. Free estimates. Quality Interior Painting. Call Erin (250)294-5422. 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.
PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.
JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading
TELEPHONE SERVICES DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect home phone service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408. or visit online: www.nationalteleconnect.com
WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
9am - 4:30pm — Garry Oak Room, Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. $269 per person* + gst *price includes lunch and two coffee breaks
Space is limited. Register early. Please visit www.blvdmag.ca and click on Travel Writing Seminar or call 250.480.3254.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - GOLDSTREAM
Your Community Food Store SOOKE
6660 Sooke Road Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
“Locally Owned & Operated Since 1974”
We reserve the right to limit quantities
5-A-Day for Optimum Health
BUTCHER’S BUTCHER’S BLOCK BLOCK Family Pack
$5.93/kg ..................................................... AAA Beef
Outside Round Roast$
3 $399 $ 99 3
Regular or All Beef Beef
790 g .............................
Treats From the
Grey Cod Fillets
Teriyaki Stir Fry
Eggo All Varieties
Waffles or Pancakes 280 - 310 g . Siwin 454 - 500 g
5 2/ 00 4 $ 99 3 $ 99 3
Dumplings or Pot Stickers ..... Island Farms All Varieties
Classic Ice Cream 1.65 L ...............
Remember Your Calcium
DAIRY Island Farms
1 Natrel $ 99 Lactose Free Milk 2 L ................ 3 Kraft $ 49 Cheese Shreds 340 g .................... 6 Capri ¢ Parchment Margarine 454 g ....... 89 Chocolate Milk 1 L Carton ........
$ 89 ea.
Chicken Breast Halva
Seafood Pasta Salad
Crunchy or Cheese Pleesers
12 oz..............$259 16 oz..............$319
285 - 310 g
Dole All Varieties
Pineapple in Juice 398 ml
250 g All
330 - 380 g 3
All Varieties 2 kg
368 - 380 g
225 - 500 g
Unico All Varieties
Beans or Chick Peas
ea 540 mL
Maxwell House All Varieties
ea. 326 g
ea. 250 g
Hazelnut Chocolate 16's
Cloverleaf in Water
Kraft Bullseye All Varieties
ea. 425 mL
59¢/100g Bread M&M Plain or Peanut $ Candy 199/100g White or W.W. Crusty Rolls6's Chocolate Covered $ 79 Macadamia Nuts 1 /100g ...........................
+ dep. 1L
Carnation All Varieties
Senior’s Day Thursdays • Save 10% on Most Items
$ 99 ea
Unico Whole or Sliced
Salted or Unsalted
Sunrype Pure or Blended, All Varieties
Bulk Foods $
Hot Bowl of Soup
ea. 300 g
Granola Bars 187 - 206 g
3 ea $ 69 Cheezies ................................................... 1 $ 39 Sweet Thai Chili Sauce ............. 1 $ 49 Extra Virgin Olive Oil ........................ 4 ea 2/ 00 Bistro Express .............. 4 $ 99 Presweetened Cereal . 3 ea ¢ Pieces & Stems Mushrooms .......... 89ea ¢ Jelly Powders ............................... 69ea 2/ 00 Flanker Dinners ...................... 3 $ 99 Jasmine Thai Rice .................................... 4 ea ¢ Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce .. 79ea $ 49 Thompson Seedless Raisins ............ 3 ea ¢ Black Olives ........................... 99 ea $ 29 Shreddies Cereal .......................................... 3 2/ 00 12 Grain, 100% W.W. or Sunflower & Flax Bread . 4 $ 29 Italian Bread .......................... 2 ea 2/ 00 Garden Vegetable Bread .................. 5 2/ 00 Beneful Dog Food .................. 4 $ 19 Cat Food ................................ 1 ea $ 99 Cat Litter ...................................................... 2 ea $ 99 Bathroom Tissue ......................... 4 ea $ 59 White Paper Towels ............................... 4 ea $ 99 2X Liquid Detergent ................. 7 ea
Quaker Dipps All Varieties
Healthy Choices in our
120 - 150 g
Orange Pekoe Tea Bags $
Lemons 2 lb Bag
Select Vegetables 300 - 500 g ...........
Christie All Varieties
Green Giant Valley
FROZEN FROZEN FOODS FOODS
Chocolate Bars 300 g ..................................
Apple Juice 1.82 L
Quality and Convenience
796 mL ..............................
2 $ 89 1 $ 99 5 Knorr All Varieties Pasta N Sauce $ 69 1 4/ 00
170 g .....................
Mexican Extra Large
Tree of Life Organic
Organic Salsas 470 mL ..............
4 x 250 mL ................
Bars 68 g ..............................................
Potato Chips 168 g
Annie's Gluten Free
1 Rice Pasta Meals 99¢ Energy Drink 2/ 00 4 Tomatoes
Snapea Crisps 93 g ..........................
Sugar or Snap Peas
Pringles All Varieties
Western Foods Cloth Bags
Salt Spring Island Organic
Fair Trade Coffee
1.74 kg ..........................
Royal Gala Apples
For Your Healthy Lifestyle
3 $ 49 4
B.C. Extra Fancy
Cooked Peeled 31 - 40 Count
8.80 kg .......................
375 - 500 g .................
450 g ...........................
Outside Round Steak 8.80 kg ..................
Schneiders Regular, Thick or Natural
Lean Ground Beef
We reserve the right to limit quantities
AD PRICES IN EFFECT December 31st, 2013 THRU January 7th, 2014
Fresh, Great Tasting Meat
Schneiders Hot or Honey Garlic
772 Goldstream Ave. Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
69 /100g ¢
Strawberry Pecan Caramel Cheesecake $ 99 Rhubarb Pie $ 8 ea. 600 g 6’s