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Sewers divide Colwood council Kyle Wells News staff

Another year, another debate over how Colwood residents are to pay for sewage treatment costs. With a new year’s budget comes yet another discussion over how Colwood residents will pay for costs associated with the Capital Regional District’s sewer treatment project. Working off an estimate, the CRD is asking municipalities every year to pay a percentage of the money put aside for capital costs. Last year Colwood had to pay 20 per cent of the total buy in, this year the charge will be 40 per cent, meaning all Colwood residents will pay about double this year. Colwood city council approved paying for CRD sewage treatment facility costs in 2014 the same way as last year, with current sewer users paying for current use and everybody paying for capital costs for the in-development project. Two councillors voted against the motion, however, with at least one declaring the approach unsustainable over the longterm. PlEASE SEE: Status quo, Page A9

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Ron Armstrong, 63, built is first model ship at the age of 12 and loves preserving Canadian nautical history through his hobby. The Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society will have a pond set up at Westshore Town Centre for the Hobby Show, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2

Hobbyists hobnob at West Shore show Charla Huber News staff

Tinkering and tweaking away at a model ship, Ron Armstrong, a member of the Victoria Model Ship Building Society, gears up to share his passion with anyone who will listen. “I built my first ship when I was 12 but there was a big gap between the next one with cars,

girls, beers and everything else getting in the way,” Armstrong said. He was 33 by the time he build his next ship. Shipbuilding is something that has remained a steady part of his life and many of his friends in the society have also been building for several decades. “At 63 I tend to be one of the youngest members,” Armstrong said. “It’s a problem for us.

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We are aging out and dying off.” The View Royal shipbuilder speculates the “instant gratification” of computer games is to blame for youngsters shying away from the time-consuming hobby of model shipbuilding. PlEASE SEE: 14 groups showcase hobbies, Page A14

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014- GOLDSTREAM


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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • A3

Youth sell toques for homeless peers


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Injured hiker lifted from Mount Wells

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Something sparked for Stephanie Daniels and Bridget Roberts when they first heard about homeless youth in the capital region. Neither knows anyone who’s used the shelter but the thought that a peer could need to turn to a shelter set them in motion. The Belmont secondary students decided they wanted to help spread the word on the Out of the Rain youth shelter. Out of the Rain is open seven days a week and offers a warm place to stay, plus provides hot meals at various community centres and churches in Victoria. Daniels and Roberts along with others from their leadership class are selling Out of the Rain toques at lunch hours from now until Feb. 14. The toques are $10 and they are also accepting donations for the shelters that can accommodate up to 30 youths each night. West Shore youths do make the trek to downtown Victoria to use the service. “The money we raise will help provide meals and blankets,” said Roberts, a Grade 12 student. “We have learned that it’s not their fault that they are homeless it’s just what’s happened to them.” The teens have a short-term goal of selling 20 toques, but hope to raise as much money as possible. “It’s nice to know that we are helping people and making a difference,” said Daniels.

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Belmont secondary school students Stephanie Daniels, left, and Bridget Roberts head up a fundraiser for the travelling youth shelter Out of the Rain. The Belmont Leadership class is selling toques for $10 and collecting donations until Feb. 14. Through the fundraiser 80 per cent of the proceeds goes back into Out of the Rain. “I think it’s amazing that these students have decided to do this,” said Jen Mortimer Out of the Rain co-ordinator.

Last winter the organization helped more than 280 individual youth, many who frequented the service for a total of 2,500 stays from October through April. Buy toques at Belmont secondary school, 3067 Jacklin Rd. until

Feb. 14. Feb. 4 is Toques Tuesday and Out of the Rain hats will also be available that day at Wal-Mart, 860 Langford Pkwy., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Water on the table for CRD to debate



uestions over the availability of pota- property. New bulk water dispensing stations are ble water by the Capital Regional being installed in Sooke, Langford District to remote Juan de and East Sooke, with the latter to Fuca residents continue be completed this year, but the to swirl despite being disdistance to those stations and the cussed during a Jan.7 commission slower fill time would still result in meeting. the water delivery company raising Last July the CRD shut down some its rates. standpipes used by a delivery comAround 600 customers in Metchopany to access water, resulting in sin, Highlands and Sooke areas use increased distances for the business potable water deliveries. to pick up and deliver to areas in “It is so incredibly important to Metchosin, Highlands and other outthe 600 families that are getting lying regions. Kyle Wells water that we provide it as close to At the meeting, Juan de Fuca area Reporting them and as efficiently as we can,” director Mike Hicks offered up gas tax money to pay for two stand pipes on either Hicks said. “I’m very hopeful.” South Island Water Ltd. owner Teresa Hall, end of the electoral area, close to Otter Point and on the new East Sooke Fire Department whose company is currently the only delivery

service in the area, said she was disappointed she and her customers didn’t get the opportunity to speak at the meeting. Her company pays the CRD for water and then charges customers for delivery. “We are certified by (Island Health), we are the only certified potable water hauler for this area,” Hall said. Hall said they will have to raise prices by the summer if nothing changes, otherwise they will be losing money. “If this going to go on for months and months and months, we’re going to have to,” Hall said. “We’d rather not, we’d rather hope that this can get rectified. … We’re keeping our fingers crossed.” The report has been tabled for CRD staff to look into suggestions raised at the meeting. - With files from Pirjo Raits

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A man who slipped and broke his leg on Mount Wells Thursday was extracted from the mountain by helicopter, due to treacherous conditions on the ground. B.C. Ambulance, Langford and Sooke fire departments and the Department of National Defence were all involved in a long process to get the man to hospital. B.C. Ambulance first asked for Langford Fire Rescue which sent six firefighters and a stretcher around 2:30 p.m. “The terrain was fairly slippery, dangerous, due to the time of year and weather conditions,” said assistant chief, Scott Davidson. With the air temperature also dropping, they called for more help from Langford, as well as Sooke Fire Rescue. Given the conditions, the crews decided an air evacuation was the best option. B.C. Ambulance’s helicopter wasn’t available, so a Cormorant helicopter was brought in. The hiker was stable throughout the process. “It wasn’t such a priority for the patient, he was stable although getting cold obviously, it was the danger to our rescuers,” Davidson said. “It was becoming a huge concern for us.” A couple of firefighters did get some scrapes and bruises. Crews returned back to their stations by about 9:30 p.m.

West Shore RCMP seek break and enter thieves

West Shore RCMP are investigating a break and enter in Langford on Jan. 14. RCMP were called to Aldwyn Road around 7 p.m. after the owner arrived home to find a rear bedroom window pried open and the screen pushed in. Items stolen included an iPad, Macbook Professional and loose change. The break in likely occurred between 12:30 and 6:50 p.m. West Shore RCMP ask anyone with any information to call the detachment at 250474-2264 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Application to Participate in National Energy Board Public Hearing for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Trans Mountain Expansion Project The National Energy Board (NEB) has received an application from Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC for approval to construct and operate the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project). Description of The Project The Project would expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system located between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 987 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities, such as pump stations and tanks, and the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline. There would also be an expansion of the Westridge Marine Terminal. New pipeline segments would be added between Edmonton to Hinton, AB, Hargreaves, BC to Darfield, BC and Black Pines, BC to Burnaby, BC. Reactivation of existing pipeline segments would occur between Hinton, AB to Hargreaves, BC and Darfield to Black Pines, BC. The application can be found on the NEB website. Participation in NEB Hearing The NEB will determine if the application is complete and if so, it will hold a public hearing. Those who wish to participate in the NEB hearing must apply to participate. Applicants must clearly describe their interest in relation to the List of Issues for the hearing, which is on the NEB website and included in the application to participate. Those who are directly affected by the proposed project will be allowed to participate in the hearing and those with relevant information or expertise may be allowed to participate. The application to participate is on the NEB’s website at: select Major Applications and Projects then Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion Applications to participate in the NEB Hearing are due on or before noon on 12 February 2014. Individuals and groups applying to participate must provide enough information for the NEB to decide whether participant status should be granted. Trans Mountain ULC has until 19 February 2014 to provide the NEB with comments on Applications to Participate and must provide a copy of its comments to those applicants to whom the comments apply. Applicants who received comments from Trans Mountain ULC about their Application to Participate have until 4 March 2014 to send the Board your response to Trans Mountain’s comments. Comments and Responses should be sent to the Secretary of the Board:, select Regulatory Documents then Submit Documents. CONTACTS Information on NEB hearing processes and participant funding is available at > Major Applications and Projects > Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion. If you require additional information, the NEB has appointed Ms. Reny Chakkalakal as a Process Advisor to provide assistance. Ms. Reny Chakkalakal Process Advisor, NEB E-mail: Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • A5

Langford to vote down parks, recreation budget Tensions erupt over proposed Royal Bay field Kyle Wells News staff

A West Shore Parks and Recreation plan to build a field for the future Royal Bay high school, and its entire 2014 budget, is set to be voted down by Langford with cries of unfairness. Langford council has moved to vote down the 2014 budget for WSPR, nullifying it and likely causing a return to the 2013 budget, should a compromise not be reached. The reason for the rejection is a proposed $300,000 field for the Colwood-based school, which Langford reps say isn’t fair considering Langford has paid for two fields, including one for the new Belmont high school, without any financial help from WSPR. Langford pays the majority of the WSPR’s budget, contributing $2.4 million in 2013. Funding is provided by the five governing municipalities and the CRD electoral area. Colwood councillor and society chair Rob Martin believes the field is a good opportunity for a capital project for the region. “The pressure from Langford to this point has always been we’re not moving fast enough,

we’re not building enough facilities,” Martin said, “so for them to say that (they’re) not going to be supportive of this new facility being built is just puzzling.” The move will also veto a budget with no increase in funding, compared with the 2013 budget which brought a 1.7 per cent increase. “They’re actually going to pay more by voting this budget down than if they approved it,” Martin said.

“…they’re going to spend money on project that Langford doesn’t agree with, so we’re not going to approve the budget.” – Lanny Seaton

Money for the field was to come from reserve funds. Martin doesn’t understand Langford’s opposition to this, but Langford councillor and WSPR board member Lanny Seaton said it’s primarily Langford taxpayers’ money no matter how you cut it, and money which he understands was earmarked for field renewal projects at other schools which have yet to be done. “They’ve decided that they’re going to spend money on project that Langford doesn’t agree with, so we’re not going to approve the budget,” Seaton said.

Seaton said when building fields with the school district the city pays 50 per cent. With WSPR it pays about 57 per cent. “So that doesn’t make a lot of sense to us,” Seaton said. “If they want to give us some money towards these fields and what we’ve done over here, well then probably we’d say OK.” Langford Mayor Stew Young said he’s had enough of Langford pouring money into its own capital projects to make up for WSPR’s lack of action and then being expected to pay into projects it has little interest in. “We’re just making sure the system is fair, and it’s not fair right now. … They have to have a bit of respect for that,” Young said. “If (WSPR) wants to build a field down there then take Langford out and they can go ahead and build it themselves,” Young said. When the society’s partnership agreement comes up for negotiation Young said some changes may have to be made. “If they ignore what Langford wants, a decision will have to be made,” he said. “The Langford taxpayers aren’t stupid, it’s not an open-ended cheque to write down there.” The issue will come to the next board meeting on Feb. 13.

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n the court of public opinion and at the board of education table, John Young was a polarizing figure. Agree with his positions or not, he didn’t waver in his convictions and worked tirelessly to give all kids an equal shot at a good education. Young died last week at age 92 after spending decades fighting for a truly equitable public school system, unlike the hybrid system we have now where some students can enter sports, music or arts academies by paying hefty fees, and where parents routinely pay for school supplies at the beginning of the year. Twice in his 20-year trustee career with the Greater Victoria School District Young threw extracurricular activities and district budgets into turmoil. Elected in 1996, he shocked fellow trustees by telling students directly not to pay course fees. He went on to successfully sue his own district, SD61 to ban fees and honour existing education legislation (the minister of education overruled that ruling). In 2006, the B.C. Supreme Court again ruled in Young’s favour and declared that schools can’t charge fees for activities done during school hours or for courses leading to graduation. The Ministry of Education amended the School Act to exempt specialty academies and music programs. It wasn’t an ideal outcome for Young, but he forced the province to better regulate fees charged by schools, but his crusade wasn’t popular in all circles. Until exempted in legislation, parents of kids in sports and arts academies feared such programs would be shut down. The ministry wasn’t prepared to fund expensive programs like hockey academies, and at times Young seemed that he’d rather have an even playing field, no matter what the cost to educational opportunities to those who could afford it. Even this newspaper, in an opinion piece five years ago, wrote he was going too far and overstated the problem of fees in school. But that is the role of the maverick and idealist. He fought for what is right and just, and left in his wake a better public education system. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: 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




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continued to push the health scare, eil Young’s anti-oilsands referring darkly to newer research concert tour was the perfect showing increased mercury distillation of the American and PAH (polycyclic enviro-assault on its aromatic hydrocarbon) dependent northern contamination. neighbour that’s been When you peel back going on for a decade or the propaganda and more. journalistic hype, these After touring Fort studies mainly reveal McMurray in his electric that such toxins are car with actor-turnedon the rise, but are protester Daryl Hannah, found in much higher the 68-year-old Young concentrations around covered all the big large cities where fuel propaganda hits and Tom Fletcher is consumed. The added his own fantasy B.C. Views cancer claims were then facts. debunked by a Royal It looks like a war zone Society of Canada expert up there! Hiroshima! If it panel in 2010. keeps going it will be like the Moon! This cancer scare is the most There’s no reclamation! Tar sands damaging and dishonest part of the oil is all going to China, and that’s selective attack on Alberta. The oil why their air is so bad! industry, politicians and most of the All of those statements are false. media seem unwilling to examine it And then Young dropped his own nuclear bomb, claiming cancer critically. Climate scientist-turned-politician rates in Fort Chipewyan are 30 per Andrew Weaver was at Young’s cent higher than, well, somewhere Toronto news conference. He says else. Chief Allan Adam of the there were no questions for him, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Adam or Young’s other validator, has cited a discredited study by David Suzuki, who previously former community doctor John worked with Schindler on a slanted O’Connor to press the same claim. oilsands documentary for the CBC. The College of Physicians and Weaver calculates that Young’s Surgeons of Alberta reviewed claim about greenhouse gas O’Connor’s claims in 2009. It emissions is substantially correct, concluded that “Dr. O’Connor if you include emissions from the made a number of inaccurate or finished fuels. Weaver refused any untruthful claims” about cancer comment on the cancer claims. patients, and then refused to Young included the obligatory provide patient information after his claims made international news. sneering comparison between Stephen Harper and George W. Retired professor David Bush, which is another sign he’s Schindler toured with Young and

lived in California too long. He seemed unaware that the NDP’s Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau support continued oilsands development. As for moonscapes, Young could have driven his famous electric Lincoln from his Redwood City mansion on a hill to nearby Bakersfield, to view the greasy expanses of closely packed pumpjacks reaching to the horizon, still expanding due to hydraulic fracturing. Young could have visited North Dakota, where the second shale oil train explosion luckily didn’t kill anyone. It seems there will be no remake of Young’s classic Kent State lament dedicated to 47 Dead in Old Quebec. That’s American oil, so no protests. Chief Adam was frank in an interview on CTV about using the “Honour the Treaties” tour to strengthen his legal position. Young’s concert tour put $75,000 in his fund to pay lawyers. Oil isn’t the only thing being extracted here. By the end of the tour Sunday, Young and Adam conceded they weren’t trying to shut the Athabasca oilsands down, just start a dialogue. Thanks to uncritical media coverage, there will no doubt be discussions at dinner tables and in classrooms all over the world about the terrible Alberta tar sands and the cancer they don’t actually cause. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • A7

LETTERS Fences mask bigger issue I have been watching crews install the new supersize fence, to keep people from crossing the highway at Spencer Road. In my opinion, government is sending us a message: rather than build the overpass so obviously necessary, they are determined to throw good money after bad, in an all-out effort to do whatever it takes – cost is no object (after all, it’s only the taxpayer-right?) – to ensure that people are not able to  go where they need to go, in a proper and timely fashion. The extremely expensive landscaping, particularly south of the bridge, is a further

remarkable waste of money in a feeble effort to mask the extreme inconvenience of the new traffic pattern, and is little consolation to pedestrians who have been tempted to “cheat” by jaywalking the highway. Public safety is of course quoted as the reason for all the fencing; however, if there were actual concern for public safety, they would build  the overpass, not the fencing. There are dollar costs as well, particularly for school students living north of the highway. Because of time and safety issues, concerned safetyconscious parents are now

forced to spend extra time and money to get kids to school safely. From the T junction at the end of Spencer, two return trips will be close to eight kilometres per day. It builds up over a year, almost 1,600 kilometres of what should be unnecessary driving. At current gas prices this is approximately $200 per year added to parents’ gasoline bill. Parents: remember this every time you take that forced trip or stop at the gas pump on the way. Dave Conrad Langford

CMDR needs independent review monitor eight to 10 of these types of patients per hospital shift will be impossible, if patient safety is the goal. A residential care facility cannot be compared to an acute care setting of a hospital. As recommended by B.C. Nurses Union, there should be an independent review of the CMDR model. Cost cutting should not impact safe patient care. As it stands, this model cannot guarantee this. The public should be concerned, and hold their government accountable when these changes come into effect, and backfire. Richard Doucet View Royal

I am very disappointed how the article Care aides aim to lighten the nurse workload (News, Jan. 15) presents CMDR (care model delivery redesign). My wife is one of many RN’s who will be impacted by these changes in the acute care setting effective this April. This CMDR model is supposed to be focused on safe patient care, not about us versus them (RNs versus HCAs). Please let’s not be distracted from the main issue which is the unachievable goals of CMDR. Nurses will not “have more one-on-one” time with patients. This is very much to the contrary. Working in this profession for 14 years, she has watched as RNs often struggle with their current patient loads due to patients’ complex care demands. People are living longer and have higher care needs than ever seen before. RNs are grateful to have Care Aides assistance in meeting some of the simpler needs of these patients, however please do not mislead the public into thinking that Care Aides have the skills or training to assess subtle changes which directs patient care. The comment, “CMDR will ease a nurse’s workload” is ludicrous. Due to the increasingly complex care needs of acutely ill patients, trying to

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The City of Langford is considering an amendment to the Section 219 Covenant for all lands within the CD21 (Comprehensive Development 21 – Radiant Way) Zone. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed change to the Section 219 Covenant will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting the proposal at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford BC, on Monday, 3 February 2014, at 7:00pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record.

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Proposal: To modify the Section 219 Covenant that is registered as a Covenant under Section 219 of the Land Title Act against title to lands within the CD21 (Comprehensive Development 21 – Radiant Way) Zone so the requirement to achieve a minimum Level 1 certification on the Green Development Checklist is optional rather than mandatory. Applicant: City of Langford Location: All lands within the CD21 (Comprehensive Development 21 – Radiant Way) Zone formerly 3372 Happy Valley Rd, as shown on the attached sketch. COPIES of the proposed amendment to the Section 219 Covenant and all other material that the Council may consider in relation to this Public Hearing may be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded) from Monday, 20 January 2014 to Monday, 3 February 2014, inclusive, at Langford City Hall, Second Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact Leah Stohmann in the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on this matter.

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Veteran educator, trustee dies at 92 Natalie North News staff

From no-fee trustee to renegade principal, John Young embraced the reputation he etched out for himself. Young, the province’s most dogged defender of universal access to education, died in hospital Jan. 15 in Victoria at 92. The one-time principal, businessman, Second World War bombardier and advisor to former headhunters in Borneo spent a lifetime advancing legal arguments that culminated in banning fees for B.C. public school course materials in 2006. “I took the position that you cannot deny a child an education on that kind of basis,” Young said in a 2011 interview. “When he was growing up, things weren’t necessarily available to everybody in the same way,” Joan Young, one of Young’s three children said in a previous interview. “He’s got a deep, deep commitment to social justice and he sees those two ends being met through education.” Remarkably, Young sat as a

Greater Victoria school trustee for nearly 20 years, retiring in 2011 at 90 years old. The oldest of a dozen children of Micmac heritage, Young was raised in New Brunswick during the Great Depression. By 18, he left home to become a bombardier in the air force and spent four years patrolling the coast of Vancouver Island. He then studied at the University of British Columbia and later at the University of Paris. Young earned the title, “The principal who wouldn’t fail students,” at Carihi secondary in Campbell River from 1965 to 1972. He was eventually ousted after he developed a “responsibility plan,” which allowed top students to choose to attend class, and replaced the letter grade “F” with an “incomplete” on report cards. John Gaiptman, Greater Victoria School District superintendent, revealed in 2011 that Young would gift between $500 to $1,000 to the school district every Christmas allowing the most

Status quo causes concern Continued from Page A1

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John Young in 2011 with a human skull he was given while working in Borneo. needy students to purchase a Christmas gift for their parents. He also donated his annual trustee salary to various local charities each year. “He made a commitment early on in life that if he ever had the opportunity to change that he would, and I don’t think he ever let up on his opportunity,” Gaiptman said at the time. “There has never been a person more consistent to their philosophies.” Read more on this story at

Councillors Rob Martin and Sheri Lukens voted against the tax structure, with Martin expressing concerns about the burden the model would take on residents, and, ultimately, community growth. “Why would someone buy a house for $500,000 and pay that amount of money to live in Royal Bay, when you can buy the exact same house in Westhills in Langford?” Martin said. “It’s not an issue right now, because the charges are just starting to ramp up, but as you begin to look towards 2018, we’re going to end up basically devastating the marketplace.” The CRD’s estimated cost per household for Colwood in 2014 is $103, compared with Langford at $111 and View Royal at $80. By 2018 the cost to Colwood taxpayers is estimated to be $310 per year. The CRD explains these costs will vary depending on how individual municipalities choose to distribute the costs among residents. Mayor Carol Hamilton sees the

pay structure as the better of two evils. “It doesn’t matter what model we undertake, it’s going to cost a considerable amount over time,” Hamilton said. “There’s arguments on both sides of the fence. It is a real conundrum.” Spreading the costs among all residents wouldn’t be fair to those not on sewer, which is the majority of the population, Hamilton said. The chosen model, she said, is more fair for residents who will not even have the chance to be on sewer in the foreseeable future. Colwood is still looking at alternative sewer treatment options provided by the city itself to perhaps be the solution. A previous idea had Colwood partnering with Capital City Centre to provide treatment, but with the development now under creditor protection, other options will have to be looked at. Hamilton said a forum on alternative treatment options will come to the West Shore on Jan. 28, with a location still to be decided.

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working together in the early ‘90s. “It’s a lot to take on, but it’s more rewarding than anything else you could do. Of course, I’m obsessive. ... I really want it to go well, but I’m not like I was when I was a young man. I want to have an honest experience.” Part of that honest experience is in accepting what the young punk version of McCulloch would think of the man he has become. He would be partially proud and partially ashamed, McCulloch says. “It’s more about ‘Am I following my artistic spirit?’ which I think I am, mostly. I marvel at my former self and I’m bemused by my current self. As you get older, hopefully, you think more about the world than you do about yourself, which is where I would hope that I am.” McCulloch, like his collaborator Northey, doesn’t place rigid expectations on his next endeavour. He does, however, foresee a change in locale. After 11 years in California, McCulloch hopes to bring his family home to Canada. It’s natural for the Canadians to wander back at a certain point, he says, before confessing his daughter may possess the gene that will inevitably drive her on teenaged jaunts to the Viper Room. Though able to joke with and about his children, the legendary comic hopes they choose a different path for themselves. “It’s hard. Truly, almost all comedians come from a place of damage. All the ones I know have weird upbringings. Hopefully, I’m furnishing them with one where they don’t need to be comedians.” McCulloch plays UVic at 8pm Jan. 24. Tickets, $28/35, at


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The next issue of Monday Magazine is anchored by a feature interview with one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed directors, Atom Egoyan. Egoyan, a Cairo-born, Victoria-bred writer/director/ producer, has been earning the respect of film critics and fans internationally since his breakout feature, 1994’s Exotica. But before the Academy Award nominations (The Sweet Hereafter, 1997) and the Hollywood A-lister casts (Devil’s Knot to screen at Victoria Film Festival next month), he was one of our promising young artists. Egoyan delves into his early days in Victoria: carving narratives from his days at Mount Douglas secondary, shooting in Super 8 and learning how to take criticism in the endless pursuit of cinematic excellence. Monday hits the streets this Thursday, Jan. 23

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DanCe DayS begIn Ballet, Bollywood, belly dance, ballroom – dance seizes the town this winter thanks to Dance Victoria. Take advantage of 10 days of free dance classes beginning Jan. 23. Dancers or aspiring movers of all abilities can check out dancevictoria. com for a full schedule of offerings. The party truly begins this Friday (Jan. 25) with the BOUNCE Dance Cabaret at 7:30pm at the Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra). The evening features short new works by local choreographers and physical

theatre artists scattered throughout the building. At 10pm the mirror ball drops and a dance party ensues. DIreCtorS’ worKShoP The society of independent filmmakers hosts independent director Carl Bessai for intensive workshops open to the public Jan. 25 and 26. Bessai directed Lola (2001), Emile (2003), with Sir Ian McKellen, and No Clue, 2013’s film-noir comedy starring Brent Butt and Amy Smart, among a long list of films which have screened at top festivals around the globe. In Directing Actors and Directing for the Camera, Bessai will draw on improv techniques

and explore the physical execution of scenes on camera, with emphasis on blocking and scene coverage motivated by scripted material. Each day runs from 10am to 6pm at CineVic, 1931 Lee and comes with a cost of $165/$295 for the general public. Contact 250-3891590 or oPen CInema goeS CoaSt to CoaSt

A documentary initiative born in Victoria has seen a boost from the Canada Media Fund and spread across the country. A 2013 cross-country film pilgrimage by Open Cinema founder Mandy Leith led the documentary screening and discussion series

Connecting the Docs. The hybrid cinema series will see films and the ensuing discussions shared in cities across the country throughout the spring, beginning on Jan. 29 with Millefiore Clarke’s Island Green. The film screens here (at 7pm at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad) and in Charlottetown, PEI. A discussion, both in-person and online, on the idea of an entire island going organic, follows. The series is set to continue March 26 with My Prairie Home in Calgary and Victoria and in April (date TBA) with Arctic Defender. The latter screens in Halifax, Inuvik and Victoria. For more details, visit


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Victoria Juggling and Flow FestiVal - Victoria’s 8th Juggling and Flow Fest is a celebration of circus and kinetic arts from around the world, featuring incredible workshops, competitions and shows. Juggling, hooping, acro-balance, spinning and other circus arts take the stage at Central Middle school, as well as a public show Jan. 25 at The Metro Studio Theatre. Tickets, $10-40, web. Until Jan. 27.

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winterlab - The most innovative artists from across the Great White North converge at Intrepid Theatre’s winter theatre festival. Includes a Victoria-specific

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bananaFish dance orchestra - The New Groovement and The Ponderosas join a night of Latin, funk, soul/R&B, reggae and ska at Upstairs Cabaret (15 Bastion). Presented by the Ska Society. $12. victoriaskafest. ca.

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Zappa, the son of Frank Zappa plays from his father’s songbook at Club 9ONE9 (919 Douglas) on the Roxy & Elsewhere 40th Anniversary Tour. Tickets, $32 advance. 8pm. buckcherry - The hard rockers of Buckcherry make their Victoria debut, playing from a songbook comprised of 11 Top 40 singles over six studio albums. Tickets, $60,

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size is a challenge. The buttons are extremely fragile.” Royal B.C. Museum exhibit designer Allan Graves is helping design a scaffolding to hang the blanket vertically between the gallery floor and mezzanine. “It’s a new challenge with the installation, but it opens up new ways to think about this as an art form. I’m looking forward to peoples’ responses,” Riedel said.

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Give an object an exaggerated size and suddenly it holds a new dimension of power, if not peoples’ attention. So it is with the world’s largest button blanket now on display at the Legacy Art Gallery. Nearly two storeys of Melton wool, countless stitches and adorned with abalone and mother of pearl, the Big Button Blanket is the product of University of Victoria student labour, guided by History in Art assistant professor Carolyn Butler-Palmer. “We’ve invited the Guinness World Record people to take a look,” Butler-Palmer said. “We’re sure one has never been made this big before. I don’t think anyone will challenge us on that claim of the biggest button blanket.” Tahltan artist Peter Morin designed the blanket to represent headwaters of northwestern B.C.’s Klappan River, a sacred place for the Tahltan First Nation. Tsartlip artist Barrie Sam contributed the design at the centre of the blanket. Button blankets are typically worn to celebrate a family and one’s ancestry, but this one is also conceived as a piece of art, and a way to introduce students to indigenous art history. “It came about from conversations with Peter Morin. We decided we wanted to work on a project of button blankets as an art form, but in a way to aggrandize that form,” ButlerPalmer said. “It’s all sewn by

Button blankets are traditionally used in dances, and this one is no different, other than having an unwieldy size. On Jan. 29, Morin and the students will perform a dance with the Big Button Blanket at the First Peoples’ House as part of the opening reception of UVic’s 2014 diversity forum. The blanket is on display at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St.

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2014 - 15 Student Registration New Student Registration Grades K-12 January 27 – January 31, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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• Proof of Age • Proof of Residence Student registration takes place at your local Neighbourhood school. New FreNch ImmersIoN (Grade K or 1), register at: École John Stubbs Memorial School (parent information night is Jan. 14, 7:00 p.m. at the school) École Millstream Elementary School (parent information night is Jan. 15, 7:00 p.m. at the school) École Poirier Elementary School (parent information night is Jan. 16, 7:00 p.m. at the school) Late FreNch ImmersIoN (Grade 6), register at: École John Stubbs Memorial School (parent information night is Jan. 23, 7:00 p.m. at the school) Please note - Registration for the Late French Immersion program will take place Feb. 3 – 7, 2014 at John Stubbs Memorial School. NatuRe KINdeRGaRteN (at Sangster Elementary School): Parent Information sessions: Wed., January 15, 6:30 p.m. at Sangster Elementary School Sat., January 18, 10:00 a.m. at Sangster Elementary School Nature Kindergarten applications will be accepted starting at 8:00 a.m., Mon., February 3 at Sangster Elementary School. Application forms will only be available at parent information sessions and after 8:00 a.m. on February 3. Please Note: Registration after these dates will be subject to space availability in each school. Find your neighbourhood school online under the Catchment Area Maps district Bus transportation: Any students requiring school bus transportation to and from school next Fall must pre-register. Registration forms will be made available at schools, the School Board Office on Jacklin Road and on our website.

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“Those kids now just hit the button and things happen instantly,” he said. Over the past several decades Armstrong has completed eight ships. All aspects of the ships he builds are hand-crafted and he finishes them with radio controls. Armstrong along with other members of the group will set up a pond in the hallway of Westshore Town Centre hoping to pique the interest of youngsters and adults alike for the Hobby Show, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Once a year he pilots his ships at the show and the rest of the time he visits various ponds and lakes, including Langford Lake. The first ship he ever build was a British Coaster out of yellow cedar. As a young boy he found a book at the old library located on Yates and Blanshard. “It’s a British book called An Introduction to Model Ships. Britain is the mecca of this hobby,” he explained. “That ship, she had a sad demise, she sprang a leak and owner of B.C. Hobbies and Crafts said he’d fix her, but the shop caught fire and burned down.” Now he likes ship building to help preserve nautical history. “It’s difficult and expensive to save ships. If they are wooden they rot, if they are made of steel they rust. For all boats condensation is the biggest enemy,” he said. “I replicate these ships so they are not forgotten.” Along with the model shipbuilders, 14 other clubs and societies will showcase their hobbies

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The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by means of proposed Bylaw No. 1502. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 3 February 2014, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. Proposal: The purpose of Bylaw No. 1502 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by amending the zoning designation of the land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1502 from the R1 (One-Family Residential) Zone and adding to the RS2 (Residential Small Lot 2) Zone to allow a fee-simple two-lot residential panhandle subdivision. Applicant: Rachael Sansom, Turner Lane Development Corporation Location: The land that is the subject of Bylaw No. 1502 is 3187 Glen Lake Rd as shown shaded on the plan. COPIES of the complete proposed Bylaw and other material that the Council may consider in relation to the Bylaw may be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), from Monday 20 January 2014 to Monday, 3 February 2014, inclusive, at Langford City Hall, 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact Kyle McStravick in the Planning Department at 250478-7882 with any questions on this Bylaw.


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Ron Armstrong, 63, is a member of the Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society which will have a pond set up at Westshore Town Centre for the Hobby Show, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 and talents including Lego building, model trains and the Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society. “We are going to be demonstrating cutting and polishing stones,” said club president Michael Hill, adding local stones found through rockhounding including dallasite and rhodonite will be on display. “(This show is) really, really fun and a good way to see what’s available to you on the West Shore and in Greater Victoria,” said Sandra Doris, marketing manager of Westshore Town Centre. “You can also meet other people in your community with the same interests at you.” The hobby show has been a West Shore tradition for about 15 years. It runs during mall hours at Westshore Town Centre, 2945 Jacklin Rd. Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.


Eyes at School

We all know that a student should be able to read what the teacher writes on the board, but there is more to good vision than this. Vision skills including depth perception, eye co-ordination and even color vision can have an effect on a child’s performance at school. While parents and teachers recognize the importance of vision in the development and well being of children, there are youngsters who fall behind at school because of undetected vision problems. Today, some school districts perform vision screening for their students. These valuable screenings do catch many vision problems that result in a decrease in visual acuity. However, some vision problems may slip through the cracks and these screenings should not be confused with a thorough vision examination by a Doctor of Optometry. Teachers are often the first people to pick up a vision problem at school. An observant parent is also in an excellent position to pick up on any symptoms of vision problems in a young child. Although the following list isn’t considered exhaustive, signs to look for include: covering an eye or closing an eye; squinting; turning or tilting the head to one side; rubbing the eyes; headaches; especially after reading; reports of blurred vision; and losing one’s place while reading. If there is any question about a child’s vision, a complete eye examination is recommended.

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Grizzlies look to gain ground Overall BCHL race tight, with several teams near the top It’s been a fairly successful January for the B.C. Hockey League’s Victoria Grizzlies. Regardless of the team’s impressive 4-2 record this month – which has kept them in the hunt for top spot in the BCHL standings – the Grizz would like at least one of those games back. The Powell River Kings got the better of the Victoria squad on Saturday at Bear Mountain Arena, beating the Grizz 5-2 despite being outshot 38-28.

The victory allowed the Kings (29-10-2-2) to leapfrog over rival Victoria (28-11-3-2) by one point for first place in the Island Division and in the overall standings. Langley’s 5-4 overtime loss to Surrey on Sunday gave the Rivermen a single point and moved them one up on the Grizzlies, who have two games in hand on Langley. Victoria hosts the alwaystough West Kelowna Warriors (26-12-2-2) in a 7:15 p.m. start at

Bear Mountain this Friday, then hosts Langley (28-12-1-5) in a matinee game at 2 p.m. Sunday. In league scoring, Grizzlies forward Myles Fitzgerald sits third overall with 19 goals and 59 points. Teammate and brother Gerry is sixth with a team-leading 27 goals and 55 points, while Jesse Schwartz is next on the team with 15 goals and 46 points. The Grizzlies’ Alec Dillon, with an 18-4-2 record, sits third in wins among BCHL goalies.


Chargers women sweep volleyball weekend

After soundly beating the Douglas College Royals 3-0 in Friday night PacWest college play, the Camosun Chargers women had a tougher time in Saturday’s match at PISE. The Chargers won the first two games, 25-21, 25-22, then dropped the next two 23-25, 25-27. A solid 15-8 win in the deciding game salted away the match win for the home side, which improved to 11-7 (third place) on the season heading into this weekend’s matches against last place College of the Rockies (1-15) Avalanche in Cranbrook.

The Chargers volleyball men, who also head to Cranbrook this weekend, split their matches with Douglas College, winning 3-1 Friday and losing 3-0 on Saturday. Camosun sits at 9-9 overall, tied for third with Capilano University Blues (9-7).

Camosun women tame hoops opponents

A 62-52 victory over Quest University Kermodes in Squamish on Saturday capped a winning weekend for the Chargers women in PacWest basketball play. The win followed a 73-53 decision over host Capilano

Blues the night before. The victories pushed the Chargers’ record to 9-3, good for second spot heading into this weekend’s home games against Langara Falcons on Friday and Douglas College Royals the next night. The Chargers men (3-9, sixth place) hope to rebound from a pair of losses, 107-91 to Quest and 70-62 to Capilano, when they take on the first-place Falcons (11-1) and fifth-place Royals (5-7) on home court. Game times are 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men) Friday, and 1 (women) and 3 p.m. (men) Saturday at PISE on the Camosun’s Interurban campus.

On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion, Langford Branch and the West Shore Poppy Fund Committee and the veterans we serve, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for your donations. These donations support the Poppy Fund’s efforts in our commitment to veterans helping veterans. This continuing support will guarantee our availability to assist our country’s most vulnerable. Thank you - to Legion members and to our countless volunteers, many who volunteered multiple shifts. The work is not just carried out at Poppy campaigns but behind the scenes all year long to ensure success in keeping the memory alive of the men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country. In short, it is through the cooperative efforts of each member that we achieve this success! Thank you - to the local businesses for their involvement and generous donations of food and money. Acknowledgment of business contribution includes Cherish Community Living’s generous donation of $1000.00 on behalf of Hayworth Communities Inc., Alexander Mackie Retirement Community; of Twisted Metal Tattoo that offered $25- tattoos of a Maple Leaf or a Poppy during the campaign with all profits going to the Poppy Fund that generated their donation of $620 and then there was Hang & Play Video Games which donated 10% of their net sales on November 11th. Thank you - to the citizens, schools, churches, all the cadet corps, the Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Brownies and Pathfinders for their good work collecting donations and to all others who in any way contributed to the 2013 Poppy Campaign. Donations are still being received and REMEMBER, you don’t have to wait till a Poppy Campaign to donate. It is this generosity that enables the Legion to ensure that our veterans and their dependants are cared for and treated with the respect that they deserve. For this we are sincerely grateful. With your support and generosity the Campaign raised $79,095.30 surpassing last year’s total by $3,731.27!! Our Legion members and volunteers dedicate many hundreds of hours to the Annual Poppy Campaign and managing the money you entrust to us. We care deeply about supporting our veterans, our youth and other community members who need help. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity. Thank you for your continued support!! RCL, Prince Edward Branch 91 and the West Shore Poppy Fund Committee 761 Station Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 7H6

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Saanich OKs seniors complex Kyle Slavin News staff

The corner of Admirals and Gorge roads could undergo a major transformation in coming years, now that Saanich council has given its blessing to a 144-unit seniors complex. At a public hearing on Tuesday, council gave first three readings to bylaws that would allow the project to proceed. Despite a large crowd, only a handful of people spoke to the project, with minimal opposition. “(The developers) really did listen to the community on this and they kept trying to address concerns,” Mayor Frank Leonard said. “Part of the property is (currently) zoned shopping centre, part is zoned motel/hotel. … They came in with a comprehensive development and took the entire site and put in a use that’s welcome, as opposed to a mix of shopping centre and hotel.” The planned four-storey building, which includes a care facility for seniors with memory loss, still needs to go through a final reading of the applicable bylaws before construction can begin. The developer also plans to rehabilitate Brookman’s Grocery and move it elsewhere on the property.



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Lambrick Park secondary Grade 12 students Abby Isbister and Harrison Keetyls say teenagers are becoming increasingly aware of the potential risks of misusing social media. Kyle Wells/News staff

Tough lessons of social media Kyle Wells News staff

Students filling school hallways, each armed with smart phone in hand, are becoming increasingly aware of the potential pitfalls of social media, and a recent high-profile court case has driven home that lesson. This month, a 17-year-old girl was convicted on distributing child pornography after texting nude photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. Teens across the country took notice. “For every kid it’s a wake up call,” said Harrison Kettyls, Grade 12 and school president. “It says we better tone it down, we better watch what we’re doing, because this could happen to us.” The case hit home for Grade 12 student Abby Isbister, “because she’s our age.” Despite a number of high-profile stories close to home and across North America about cyberbullying, the students say the misuse of social media is the exception to the rule, and youth are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers. “Most kids, they’re not abusing it,” Kettyls said. “I rarely see or hear of kids cyber bullying.” Teachers and parents play a role, but more than anything, they admit, it’s see-

– Harrison Kettyls

of students and staff well before the recent court case. “And it ought to be. When you’ve got children harming other children, and then children harming themselves, it’s definitely newsworthy,” Luchies said. Despite its importance, the principal is quick to point out the majority of students the majority of the time are using social media appropriately, and people shouldn’t make assumptions about all youth based on a few negative examples. Greater Victoria School District assistant superintendent Patrick Duncan said there has been increased attention paid to what he terms “digital citizenship” as technology becomes more prevalent in the lives of students. There is no formal social media education in place in SD 61, but starting at the superintendent level, schools, administrators and

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teachers are encouraged to talk to students about social media and its appropriate uses. “We want to create critical thinkers in our schools, we want to make sure they understand the power of the Internet and also the dangers that are within,” Duncan said. “We’re all growing together.” The 17-year-old’s conviction hasn’t promped new discussions around social media, Duncan said, as it was already happening. “(The case) highlights the need, shows that we’re on the right track, and reinforces that the conversation is important,” Duncan said. At Lambrick Park, the students are working towards increasing awareness of social media. A six-student committee devised a “student contract” of six rules intended to help guide students in their use of social media. The rules revolve around treating others with respect, balancing the use of technology with other activities and using social media in appropriate ways. The project is about to be rolled out not as a set of authoritative rules, but as a covenant developed by students for students. Luchies believes in this approach and said the answer lies in the age-old approach to life: treating one another with respect and kindness. “Everything is informed by being generous and kind and loving with one another.”

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HOMES FOR RENT SOOKE 3 BR rancher on acreage, 2 full baths, 7 appl., heat efficient/pump, $1400, n/s, refs. Avail. Feb. 1. 250642-2015


Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

SUITES, LOWER BEAR MTN area- suite in new house, 2 bdrms, ground floor. Laundry. $1150. inclds utils. Great views. 250-886-7755. ESQUIMALT- 2 bdrm ground level, W/D, cat ok. N/S. $1025. + 1/3 gas heat. Avail now or Feb. 1st. (250)385-2846.

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


FERNWOOD/Bay St- 2 bdrm suite, W/D, own entry. $1200 inclds utils. (250)370-1981.

1986 NISSAN pick-up truck, 2 wheel drive, 6 cylinder, standard, 204,000 km. Good running condition. $1500 obo. Call (250)812-6565.

HARRIET/UPTOWN- fully furnished 3 bdrm, reno’d, 4 appls, bus route, NS/NP. $1400 inclusive. W/D. 250-480-0849.

1990 TOYOTA 4x4. Extended cab, V6, 5-spd. 227,000 km. White, great truck! $6500. Call (250)479-3680.

LANGFORD. ABOVE Ground bachelor. $700./mo inclds utils, W/D. (250)474-3135. LANGFORD, NICE 1 bdrm level entry bsmt, fully reno’d, N/P, utils incl’d. $750. mo. Call 250-658-3676. NORTH NANAIMO: Semi-furn private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. FREE hydro & cable. N/S, No Partiers. $850/mo. Move in now; don’t pay rent until Feb. 1st! 250-756-9746. SAANICH- 2 BDRM, 1 bath; Available Feb 1. $985; 250686-6923. Laundry; parking; patio; yard; storage; small dog? Call (250)686-6923. WATERFRONT. NORTH Saanich. Large 2-bdrm, 2 bath. $1800./mo inclds utils. Possibly small boat moorage +. Pet OK. N/S. (250)656-5999.

2005 CHEV Silverado 2500 HD with Duramax diesel and Allison transmission. With only 118,000 kilometres, this truck is just broken in and ready to go. Cloth seats, seatbelts for 6 make this truck a good family vehicle. The mirrors extend electronically for additional visibility when towing. One owner purchased at Jenner and serviced at Wheaton GM in Victoria. Asking $19,900. Contact Chuck or Susanne: 250-881-8833 or

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KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

FRUIT TREES Overgrown? Pruning, clean-ups, garden maintenance. John Kaiser, 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

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

JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

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


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

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DONE RIGHT MOVING $70/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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250-477-4601 SAVE ON Bookkeeping & Accounting. Small business year ends, payroll & T4s. Personal tax returns from $49. Avail weekends. Mike 250-595-8110

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


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

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

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

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

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.


CLEANING SERVICES HI! NEED help cleaning your house. Call Me! 250-478-8940

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. GT Electric: Res/Comm./Reno’s. Reasonable rates. #202246. 250-208-5044

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured.

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

INTERIOR DESIGN VIRGO INTERIORS- Certified Interior decorator specializing in color schemes that work the first time. Call (250)721-2777.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186.

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

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.

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535 JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

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. NORM’S PAINTINGWhy wait till Spring? Reasonable, Reliable. Ref’s. Over 25 yrs experience. 250-478-0347. 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. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS RUPE’S ROOFING: Torch on shingles or metal. Fully insured. References; ticketed roofers. Call Rupe 250-4157130 or Mike 1-250-533-9410.

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

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

GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • A19

Business opportunities come in all shapes, sizes A

recent online scan of the business for sale category in Used Victoria found upwards of 100 ventures up for grabs. They ranged from food carts and beauty salons to multimillion dollar investment properties. And there are numerous reasons why businesses are put up for sale, says Brian Wesley, Don Descoteau chairman Biz Beat of Business Victoria, a non-profit organization that since the 1980s has taught entrepreneurs how to harness their skills and passions – most recently through its Firestarter program. Anyone looking to take on someone else’s operation needs to check it out with eyes wide open, he says. “If the business is being sold for health reasons or retirement, those things are very different than one that’s had financial difficulties,” Wesley says. “There is a requirement to do a lot of homework.” He recommends talking to an attorney about potential legal or municipal regulations, looking at

tax statements, and asking about trends in their customer base – get them to open their books. One must do their due diligence when starting a business as well, he says. “Do you have a sustainable passion that will carry you through the good and bad times? Do you have a commitment to access the resources that are necessary for success?” he says. Susan Stokhof had the germ of an idea in mind when she took the Firestarter program. She determined, however, that the market was already saturated in Victoria for her first concept, a dog accessories boutique. “I’m a fairly creative person and wanted to do something creative in business,” she says. Undaunted, the government business analyst kept her eyes open until another idea literally rolled in front of her. A longtime bike commuter with her husband, Laszlo, she was encouraged by him to incorporate cycling into a business venture. The result was Le Velo, a largely online fashion and accessories business that draws on the cycling lifestyle in Europe. “For a while I stopped riding to work because I hated the look,” Stokhof says of not feeling able to dress for the office on her bike. She found ways to


would.” Wesley doesn’t mince words when it comes to the city’s economy – not to mention that of B.C. and Canada. “The growth in our economy is directly related to the growth of small businesses. Large companies have shed an incredible number of employees. If it wasn’t for small business, the unemployment rate would be far higher.” Visit or

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Susan Stokhov, operator of Le Velo cycling accessories, shows off a couple of the company’s products, carrying boxes, along with her husband, Laszlo. creatively craft her product line, along with writing a blog with tips on staying stylish after cycling.

“I do think there’s something about following your passion,” she says. “It can turn into something you never thought it

Dave Egles’ solar power company HES-PV heads into 2014 on a roll after winning Solar Canada’s distributor of the year award at the 2013 Game Changer Awards in Toronto. The company, founded in 2008, installed more than 1,000 alternative power connections – largely rooftop panels – in homes and businesses last year and has a staff of 25. It hooked up the first Internetmetered, grid-connected, solarpowered home on B.C. Hydro’s net metering program and won national project of the year in 2009 for an installation at T’Souke First Nation. Send your business news to




RCMP Watch Clerk Casual Position Would you like to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, award winning local government organization? A team that prides itself on providing cost effective local government services for local residents? Do you have the right attitude, qualifications and superior people skills for the job? If so, the City of Langford invites you to apply for casual employment at the West Shore Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment in the position of RCMP Watch Clerk. The applicant must be flexible, able to work shift work in a team environment, and be able to multi-task in a fast paced office. Note: Shift work (graveyards 6:30pm to 6:30am and weekends) is a condition of this position.

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The successful candidate will provide administrative, operational and technical support to General Duty officers of West Shore Detachment including data input and maintenance and quality assurance of the electronic Police Records Management Environment (PRIME). These duties include reviewing, editing data, classifying occurrences, and verifying validity and completeness of files. The position also includes a number of other related duties. Qualifications of the position include a Grade 12 diploma, considerable experience and/or education in an administrative environment and previous police administration experience is preferred. Candidates will be required to obtain an RCMP Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance. A detailed job posting is available on the City’s website at The wage for the position is $23.15 per hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits. Please submit your resume by 4:00 pm., Thursday, January 30th, 2014 to the City of Langford, Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 2X8 or e-mail at (identify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail.) We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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