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Recycling the technology of Christmas past Saanich depot braces for annual influx of obsolete electronics Edward Hill News staff

If we’re living in Christmas present, the Asset Investment Recovery warehouse is a graveyard of Christmas past. At the Glanford Avenue depot, bins overflow with flip-phones, once-beloved BlackBerrys, dimly remembered Palm Pilots and long forgotten Apple Newtons. Towering stacks of computer towers and rows of bulky cathode ray tube monitors offer a reminder that household technology was once heavy and cumbersome. Even the pioneering generations of flatscreen TVs are piling up. While families revel in the best technology 2013 has to offer with gifts and holiday shopping, the depot holds what technology five years ago – or even one year ago – had to offer, and has since been surpassed by the latest iPhone or Galaxy or tablet or Playstation. As households make way for the new, what is old often ends up on the doorstep of Asset Investment Recovery in a growing and now annual ritual, whether the facility open for business or not. “We definitely see a big influx, over the month (of January) anyway,” said Leslie Walden, director of Asset Investment Recovery centre. “People can bring electronics and small appliances to use for recycling and be environmentally responsible. We want to decrease what goes into the landfill.” The Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services department accepts “e-waste” and small household appliances for free for the Encorp Return-It Electronics

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Leslie Walden, director of Asset Investment Recovery Centre, holds a handful of shredded hard drives and cellphones at the warehouse on Glanford Avenue. The centre is the only place in B.C. with a shredder specifically designed to destroy electronic media and memory devices in a way to make data recovery impossible. recycling program. The program is funded by the environmental handling fee paid at the time of purchase. People can drop off electronics and small appliances for free at most Bottle Depots or Return-It centres, but Asset Investment Recovery is the only location in B.C. with a machine, named Eddie, designed to shred computer hard drives and other storage media. That service comes at an extra charge. In a loading bay at the depot, a half dozen tubs hold nothing but shredded plastics and metals from discarded cellphones and memory. In the past nine months the depot has shredded 4,445 hard drives from the pub-

lic, government ministries, police and private sector businesses, 4,316 cell phones and 3,600 kg of CDs and DVDs. Overall the facility diverted 279,000 kg of electronic waste from the landfill. Electronics, appliances and shredded hard drives are shipped to four approved electronic recyclers on the Mainland under a program designed to prevent the dumping of e-waste in developing nations. Circuit boards for instance are smelted to recover metals and rare earths in Canada, the U.S., Japan and Belgium, according to Encorp. Of course not every household object falls under the recycling program, although people often leave “anything with a plug,”

staff members say. Employee Ryan Massey found a sewage pump dumped off one year. He also noted people will try to recycle electronics that are working. “A lot of people drop off goods that still have use. We had a perfectly good 17-inch flat screen that came in and the owner said it still works,” Massey said. “I asked him to give it away. Please donate to somebody first. It will come back here eventually.” Asset Investment Recovery is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See return-it.ca/locations/capitalregional-district for a list of recycling depots in Greater Victoria. editor@saanichnews.com

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Dangerous algae blooms at Elk/Beaver Lake

Users of Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park are being warned to stay out of the water – and keep pets away, too – after the presence of blue green algae was confirmed in the water last week. CRD parks staff conducted water tests near the Brookleigh boat launch, at the north end of Elk Lake, near a visible sheen of blue-green on the water. Blooms of blue-green algae, also known as pond scum, appeared on Elk Lake in winter 2009 and 2011, and in January 2013. According to Health Canada, blue-green algae usually forms in “shallow, warm, slow-moving or still water.” Human health concerns regarding ingested blue-green algae include headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Health Canada says animals can get extremely sick or die as a result of ingesting blue-green algae. For the most up-to-date water quality advisories for CRD lakes, visit crd.bc.ca/parks.

Tree chipping by donation around region

Christmas is all but a distant memory – so Greater Victoria Lions Clubs say this is the perfect weekend to dispose of your tree. Five makeshift tree recycling depots will be set up around the region for the 27th annual ChipIn for the Kids fundraiser for Easter Seals. Lions Club members and volunteers from Davey Tree Services will be accepting donations to chip your tree. Locations are Tillicum Shopping Centre, Broadmead Village, University Heights, Safeway (Fort Street and Foul Bay Road) and Westshore Town Centre. The events run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 5. On Saturday, for a minimum $10 donation, volunteers will come to your house to pick up your tree. Call 250-370-0518 or email info@forthekidsbc.org. The Knight of Columbus is also holding Christmas tree recycling by donation at St. Joseph The Worker, 753 Burnside Rd., on Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Quinton Gordon and Diana Millar are making what's old new through their photography business Luz Studios. The couple uses many seemingly antiquated photography techniques to put a unique, old-fashioned spin on modern photography. Kyle Wells/News staff

New light on old technology Studio reconnects with lost art of photo developing Kyle Wells News staff

Nowadays when one thinks of a photograph the likely association is a duck-faced selfie taken on an iPhone with no print life beyond an Instagram posting. For some though, this simply will not do. Victoria’s Luz Studios is in the business of making the old new and the new old, using seemingly antiquated techniques to add an old-fashioned spin to modern photography. Through owners Quinton Gordon and Diana Millar’s own work, as well as through workshops run by the couple, the studio strives towards bringing a hands-on relationship back to the process of capturing images. “It was the frustration of the digital age taking it further and further away from being physically connected to what you’re doing,” Gordon said of the idea behind founding the studio. “There’s muscle memory in all of it. It’s what craftsmanship is, it’s you have to develop a hand and an intuition for it, as well as a technical knowledge.” One of the main techniques the studio uses is the collodion process, a wet plate photographic process developed in the 1850s and used during the American Civil War. Specifically, the pair work in tintype, a colloidal pro-

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An example of a photo developed using a wet plate technique originally developed in the 1850s. cess which creates a direct positive image on metal. The process itself is one of speed and precision. The photographer has about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare the plate, take the photograph and develop the image, or else it simply will not work. Despite the notable clarity and detail of the image, the nature of the process was seen

as a major limitation and it fell out of favour when the new, more convenient gelatine dry plate technology came along. “We’re drawn to the characteristics of photography that originally were seen as its limitations,” Gordon said. “The need to work with that immediacy.” Millar said the process is also unusual for the person being photographed, in the case of a portrait. “There’s a slowness in there and you actually get to connect and relax,” Millar said. “There’s that one picture and you can be part of that process almost from start to finish.” The pair run workshops on a variety of photographic mediums and have run tintype workshops in locations such as schools and a farm in Saanich. They have built portable dark boxes which can be used in the field to develop photos. Workshops are often geared towards youth, but also adults who are interested in trying their hand at some old time plate and film photography. For some of youth especially, the old technology can be quite a shock. “One of the boys comes up to me and is like ‘I think broke the camera,’ and it was actually the film rewinding, that sound. He had no idea,” laughed Millar. “We know the excitement we get from making this art, and so the workshops are a great way to filter that down.” For more information on the studio, memberships for access to darkrooms and workshops visit luzstudios.com. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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Starting January 2nd through February 2014, garbage and organics recycling carts will be delivered to households. Please store your new carts until the program begins with your first scheduled collection pick up in April 2014. The carts will be clearly marked belonging to the District of Saanich and registered to each property address by serial number and electronic tag. Your Kitchen Container, which includes important information and a sample pack of compostable bags, will be delivered inside one of your carts.

Start separating your kitchen scraps from your garbage after your last scheduled garbage pick up in March 2014. Place your new carts, garbage and organics recycling (including yard trimmings) curbside by 7:00 am for your first scheduled collection pick up in April 2014. 2014 Collection Schedules are available on our website, while you’re there, sign up for a reminder and never miss a collection day.

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Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence CEO Robert Bettauer announces a project to build a running track during the PISE's fifth anniversary celebration. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

PISE to add track to athletics arsenal Edward Hill News staff

The Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence has plenty going for it – an all-weather sports field, high-tech sports laboratories, an old camper converted to a cardio heat chamber. Only a running track has remained un-ticked on its wish list. Until now. Or two years from now. The sports centre based at Camosun College Interurban announced a gift to itself for its fiveyear-anniversary: a four-lane, 400-metre athletics track circling its sports field, plus a 100-metre straightaway extension, and spectator seating. The project is expected to cost $600,000. “PISE has always intended to have a training track around the existing field. An outline for the track is there,” said PISE CEO Robert Bettauer. “This project is key to completing PISE. As a sports institute we need a premier track.” At four lanes, the track would have half the lanes needed for athletics competition, but it could act as a training track for high-performance athletes. Bettauer envisions the facility as an ancillary site for track and field meets held, for instance, at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. Bettauer noted that the price of an eight-lane track is three-times as expensive due to having to relocate light standards and blasting and levelling a rock outcrop. The institute has $100,000 for the project and is looking to raise $1 million for the track and to build a cover over 185 square metres of the 835 square metre outdoor training patio. Part of the motivation for a track, he said, is to attract more national athletic programs to the city.

High-performance athletes in triathlon, middle-distance running, swimming, men’s rowing and rugby train in Victoria. “Per capita we have more high-performance athletes than any other part of Canada,” he said. “We have the climate and the quality of life. A training track at PISE will help high-performance groups decide where to set up.” The track will be a durable, rubberized surface, but Bettauer said the institute would consult with athletics organizations, sports engineers and the public on the optimal surface structure. He suggested it might make sense to match the make of UVic’s track. PISE is aiming to have the track built by 2015, or 2014 if the funding comes through. It would be wheelchair accessible for para-athletes and open for use by the public and members of PISE. The institute will be hunting for funding from government, private business and the community. “We feel after five years we’ve established a strong reputation and a lot of credibility,” Bettauer said. “Victoria realizes PISE is an important entity to access physical activities and to improve community life.” editor@saanichnews.com

The Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND) program is kicking off in Greater Victoria in January to promote healthy lifestyles for youth. The third round of Saanich’s free MEND program will kick off on Jan. 11 and run until March 31, for a total of 20 two-hour sessions. The program is for children seven to 13 years old who are “above a healthy weight,” and who must attend with at least one parent or caregiver. “Overweight and obesity in Canadian children is near epidemic,” said Dr. Tom Warshawski, a pediatrician in Kelowna and chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation. Warshawski said statistics show 31 per cent of Canadian children are overweight or obese, compared to about 15 per cent in 1978. While rates of overweight children have doubled, the number of obese children has tripled. While he agrees children need to learn to accept themselves, Warshawski said the health implications of being overweight means steps need to be taken to create healthier lifestyles. “To simply say ‘just be happy,’ that’s doing a disservice,” he said. “It’s no one’s fault per se, there’s no villain here, but nonetheless this is a problem.” Anxiety and low self-esteem can be the worst effects for younger

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Smart meters a ‘deeply flawed’ process Fees persuade most smart meter holdouts (B.C. Views, Dec. 18) I am one of the 19,380 B.C. residents who have not accepted a smart meter. The fee has not “persuaded” me. What struck me in Tom Fletcher’s column was the B.C. Utilities Commission’s reported rejection of Donald Maisch’s presentation on behalf of Citizens for Safe Technology because his “consulting livelihood depends on public fears and concerns about radio frequency exposure.” Am I to conclude that when hiring a consultant, one should make sure the individual hired is dismissive of one’s concerns? What about the consultants who dismiss many research conclusions that might put a speed bump in the way of EMF proliferation and associated corporate profits, and whose livelihood depends on persuading us that ever increasing radio frequency exposure is completely benign? I imagine the BCUC found their presentations quite credible. To “reject” claims made by a consultant because the consulting practise depends on representing people who want those claims considered seems to me to be a deeply flawed process, and contemptuous of any conclusions but the foregone ones. Diane McNally Victoria

No road closures in Beacon Hill Park Just wanted to write to say that I have to agree with the letter that Robert McInnes wrote in the Dec. 18 edition of the News, regarding cheaper solutions available to reduce speeding in Beacon Hill Park. He is right on. I’ve been saying this all along. Please acknowledge the fact that there is no serious problem in Beacon Hill Park that can justify closing the roads. What it has done is add more traffic down Southgate and Heywood streets for residents. Also, I feel it is cost prohibitive to do the road work, when it is not necessary. A E Cooper Victoria

Many benefits of oil pipelines Some taxpayers are not thinking of the positive sides of what pipelines can do for them financially. If the pipelines do go ahead, large royalties will be paid to the B.C. government, which is really us. B.C. taxpayers could have a few options: eliminating the provincial sales tax or medical premiums or even receiving an annual royalty cheque. In Alaska, the Alyeska pipeline has provided the average

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Victoria’s summer more spectacular than usual While I agree that the summer weather was a highlight this year, your article almost seemed to imply that dry sunny weather was unusual for Victoria. I would have rephrased it to something like this: “According to Environment Canada statistics, even in an average year Victoria gets drier, sunnier summers than any other city in Canada, but this year the summer was even more spectacular than usual.” Steven Murray Victoria ••• Let your voice be heard. Send your letters to editor@saanichnews.com

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handful of kids race in the brisk evening air. They run full-tilt to the fountain at Camosun College laughing and cheering each other on then halt abruptly to await their pokey parents. They range in age spanning Grades 2 through 6 and the energy belies the past 90 minutes of energetic dancing. Each child is enrolled in the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School, and while the kids say the weekly sessions learning and practicing the Nanchu Soran Dance are “fun” the students may not realize each is developing his or her heritage while forging friendships. Most parents, like Harumi Shimada, volunteer and share the school’s goal to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of their culture within Canada’s mosaic. Dance instructor Shimada introduced the Nanchu Soran Dance to the VJHLS several years ago and created a volunteer performance group to share this piece of Japanese culture. “That brings us together. It’s good for the school, to let people know we are here,” said parent and participant Noriko Prezeau. Soran Dance is performed with the Japanese traditional song Soran Bushi, a sea

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shanty said to have been first sung by the fishermen of Hokkaido in northern Japan. Yellow sashes tied in a bow across waists and foreheads augment t-shirts emblazoned with bright yellow characters of the school’s name. They shake rhythm instruments called naruko and enthusiastically shout the words after leader Shimada: “dokkoisyo, dokkoisyo, soran, soran.” “It’s always ... energetic,” said Shimada

with wide smile. Moves depict ocean waves, fishermen dragging nets, pulling ropes and hoisting a catch above their shoulders. There are many dance styles and the kids of VJHLS practice the Nanchu Soran Dance, borne from the Wakkanai South Junior High School (also known as Nanchu) in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido. Energy was the key objective in creation

approved of the Nanchu version of the dance. Kids were bored and lethargic, Shimada said. “One teacher comes up and introduced this dance, and music. And the teachers tried to cooperate to make a group of dancers. They started to practice,” she said. “It started to spread out (through) all of Japan. Elementary schools and junior high schools across the country have since begun forming groups and staging performances, Shimada said. The students and teachers went on to win the Prime Minister’s grand prize at the 10th Japanese Folk Song dance competition and the story of Nanchu and their Soran dance was aired on Tokyo television. Since the broadcast, many other teachers in elementary, junior and senior high schools have introduced the Soran dance into their classes as part of their physical education programs. The VJHSL students and parents have performed at a variety of events such as the Nikkei Society and Japanese Friendship Society Mochi-making event and the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami charity event. “Hopefully they feel that’s the Japanese way,” Shimada said. “They are having fun, but after five years, 10 years in the future … when they hear this music (they’ll remember) ‘Oh I did that’.” For more information on the VJHLS visit en.vicnihongo.com.

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pick who played for the Victoria Grizzlies and then won the RBC Cup national championship with the Penticton Vees. “I anticipate (UND and Princeton) will have pretty good speed and skill, they’ll move the puck really well,” Hoban said. Travis Paterson Back when he was News staff a Juan de Fuca midget player attending Belmont A mid-season exhibition series with two iconic NCAA secondary, Hoban chose the WHL over the BCHL and a hockey teams is cutting potential NCAA scholarship. Brad Hoban’s holiday break The choice short. was made easier The 22-yearbecause the Swift old West Current Broncos Shore native committed to him is currently as a 16-year-old third in scoring rookie, meaning on the UBC he knew he had Thunderbirds a good chance hockey team at playing five with four goals full Western and 14 points, Hockey League his second year seasons, which with the club. he did. It earned This week him five years of he’s back in university tuition Vancouver Courtesy of UBC Athletics and books money a week Brad Hoban which led him to early as the immediately sign Thunderbirds with the Thunderbirds. are part of a four-team “It’s weird to think about tournament with visiting when I see a NCAA team, NCAA Div. 1 clubs North that I could have been on Dakota (formerly the that team.” Fighting Sioux) and the The CIS is a league where Princeton Tigers, as players make a lot less well as the Simon Fraser mistakes at five-on-five University men’s hockey compared to the WHL, club, which plays in the Hoban said, which makes it B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey a special teams game. League with UVic. On the power play is It’s a rare West coast where his team gets the match-up between CIS bulk of their offensive and NCAA teams though opportunities. But it’s been it happens somewhat a “frustrating start” for the regularly in the East. Thunderbirds with only five wins in the first 16 games. “It’s weird to think Hoban believes the about when I see a T-Birds are a lot better than record shows. NCAA team that I could their “We haven’t been playing have been on that team.” that well. It’s still fun, going to school and playing - Brad Hoban hockey, but it’s frustrating. We should be better.” The Thunderbirds fly to Hoban is excited about Regina for a pair of games seeing the famous UND and on Jan. 10 and 11 against the Princeton logos at the other Regina Cougars. end of the ice, though he’s Hoban is studying not rushing out the door to political science and will leave his family and friends. likely pursue pro hockey “Last year we had an NCAA tourney but they were when he graduates. Div. 3 teams, so it’s exciting this year to play a team (such as) North Dakota and University hockey see a lot of (former) top B.C. Also on the Thunderbirds and Alberta junior Hockey from Greater Victoria is League players,” Hoban Jason Yee, a defenceman said. who played in the BCHL Among the many ex-BCHL final with the Powell River stars with North Dakota is Kings. Saanich’s Wade Murphy, a UND features a host of Nashville Predators draft BCHL scoring champs

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Location means more than geography Proximity to work often the primary consideration for new buyers Location, location, location. You’ve heard it before, but what does it mean for house hunters on an island peninsula like Greater Victoria? Even with the gamut of housing options between Oak Bay and Sooke, James Bay and North Saanich, there are still long-established rules that help determine the best buy for househunters, says Tim Ayres, president-elect of the Victoria Real Estate Board. “Probably the No. 1 determinant is close proximity to work and commute time,” Ayres says. “The closer you are to work or opportunities for work, the better off you’re going to be.” The obvious location features – proximity to water, view, lot size, access to recreation areas and amenities – are rare in combination, and most home buyers know they can’t have it all, Ayres says. “I think everybody has

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A one-acre waterfront mansion may not be in the cards, but location is still one of the biggest influencers on new home purchase says Tim Ayres, Victoria Real Estate Board president-elect. their particular location in mind. It’s usually the first question people ask themselves. Almost before, ‘How much can I afford,’ they’ll ask, ‘Where do I want to live?’” But what if that detached Uplands mansion on a half-acre threatens to break the bank? Try giving a little on one expectation and see what opens up, Ayres says. “People always appre-

ciate being close to the beach, parks, trails, bike routes. Those are all huge considerations for any buyer,” he says. Close proximity to a good school also ranks high for buyers with children, Ayres says. But depending on the school district, students who aren’t living in the immediate area can still jump across boundaries. Best to call the school district before purchasing to confirm whether

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83 Acre Farm with 1450’ of Oceanfront

Stunningly beautiful Woodside farm features 1450ft of ocean front and 83.75 acres. One residence is 2,262 sqft the other a circa 1851 apprx 3,844 sqft farm house. The Dutch Barn is approximately 5000 sqft. It is a unique one of a kind offering adjacent to the Sooke town boundary. An amazing property with huge opportunity. $5,099,000

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Custom 3006sqft home on a useable 1 acre featuring a spacious family room, elegant winding oak staircase, amazing lofty ceilings in the living room with fireplace and hardwood flooring. The gourmet kitchen and dining area; offer a built-in oven, cook-top, and island for culinary joy. Downstairs there is even a spacious one bedroom ‘Sweet’! $675,000

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410 - 50 SONGHEES RD MLS 329685 Stunning decor; beautiful inner harbour condominium is nothing more than spectacular as you will see when you view this work of skilled craftsmanship. Fine attention to detail is wonderfully demonstrated in this tastefully renovated home. From the brand new high end kitchen cabinetry to the 5 star hotel like bathrooms. It can be yours for this more than reasonable asking price. Everything has been renewed and no expense spared. Amazing location and the “world is your oyster”.

105 - 2829 ARBUTUS RD MLS 327642 Views of everything from the San Juan’s and Mt Baker to the ever changing ocean and island vistas; 18 acres of natural surroundings combined with the beauty of the professionally landscaped grounds. Meticulously maintained, gated community indoor pool, hottub and sauna too. Walking trails, tennis courts & more. 3 bdrms, spacious lr & dining room, gorgeous kit., 2 fp, hdwd floors, two sun-decks & a patio. Db garage with loads of extra parking & more storage than you’ll ever need.

211 - 50 SONGHEES RD MLS 329439 WATER VIEWS of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Olympic Mountains; lovely vistas from this stunning SOUTH FACING condominium in Victoria’s world famous Inner Harbour. Lg END unit cond. offering 2 lg bdrms and two bathrooms. Wonderful floor plan is the beautiful and spacious open design FAMILY ROOM right off the kitchen. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Stainless appliances as well! Great Views, downtown location, vacant and in move in condition! Excellent condition and is maintained impeccably!

413 - 50 SONGHEES RD MLS 330895 Lovely calming views of Victoria Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Olympic Mountains are yours in this extra large, 1436 sq. ft., 4th floor, Inner Harbour condominium. Songhees Point complex features an impeccable depreciation report along with an ongoing commitment to easy care maintenance and high standard of living. Clean 2 bdrms, 2 baths, lg laundry rm. Large south facing mstr bdrm along with a balcony which conveniently bridges the living room and bedroom.

505 - 1433 FAIRCLIFF LANE MLS 330153 Best value in the complex!!! Million dollar view for only $249,900!!! Lovely south facing view, top floor home situated on a 2 acre parcel of land high atop of Moss Rock, popular,desirable Fairfield neighbourhood. Panoramic views of the ocean, the Olympic Mountains, Clover Point, cruise ships and sailboats; it’s an ever changing, therapeutic outlook, just feel the stress melt away. Imagine what a wonderful location for your retirement years or your “Home Away From Home”. Top floor, priced for immediate sale.

837 MANN AVE MLS 326680 Absolutely immaculate aptly describes this lovely, one level, home with many features. Naturally bright home due to its south facing back yard & 5 skylights; lg. windows and a glorious garden featuring a large modern patio & natural real rock fountain, peacefully & privately fenced. Open concept design kitchen, eating area and fam. rm; separate inline dr & lr for formal entertaining. $20,000 bathtub with side door, power lift seat & powerful massaging jets; there is a chair lift too in the garage.

1106 NEWTON PL MLS 330737 Pristine modern home with many features. Custom gourmet kit. with high end wood cabinets, lg. fr with fp, separate lr with fp, vaulted ceilings, lg. open sep. dr, gorgeous hd floors, classic staircase, 3 lg. bdrms and quality construction. Grand entrance area, 2nd fam rm, 4th bdrm or den, laundry and legal additional accommodation/inlaw suite. Rear lane access to lg db garage & private patio. The location is fabulous with easy access to schools, shopping etc. One of Brentwood’s finest developments!

1475 MILLSTREAM RD MLS 331119 Situated on pristine two acre parcels of property you will find is this lovingly maintained 3 bdrm 3 bath home. Beautifully manicured yard featuring a sprinkler system with Gazebo. Excellent floor plan with a large rec rm off the mstr bdrm & full four piece ensuite spac. kit. for even the most discerning of home chefs & a large separated dinning area.Lg. double garage (26’x21’) offers loads of height (10’+) with a couple of outbuildings. Tip top shape; just buy it and move right in.

3356 SEWELL RD MLS 325245 Quality built 2010 grand 4 bdrm plus large den/office home with a 1 bdrm legal suite. Main floor features open concept design with high ceilings, high-end flooring, lr fireplace, dining area, gourmet kit. with stainless steel appliances and gas stove, breakfast bar, powder rm, and laundry rm. Large deck with views, ozy up to the outdoor wood-burning fp. Mst bd with gas fp, juliet balcony, spa-like ensuite with soaker tub and separate shower. 1 bdrm legal suite with its own laundry located above double garage.


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