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$40 million retail site for North Saanich Former Sandown race track en route to a big makeover in 2015; public meetings begin next month Steven Heywood News staff

Public consultation on a proposed $40 million retail shopping area in North Saanich begins in earnest next month with a series of community meetings. Set to break ground by the fall of this year, Sandown Commons will take shape on a 4.85-hectare property that was once part of a harness racing track and part of a land swap between its owners and the District of North Saanich. Idle for years, the Sandown horse racing track, owned by the Randall Family of Vancouver, will be changed — the 4.85 hectares turned into commercial property and a remaining 33.6 hectares left as agricultural land within the municipality. The process was set in motion Monday as North Saanich council approved a phased development agreement between

them and the property owners. What this does is push the rezoning process forward, following steps that include public consultation, land swaps and reclamation work, leading ultimately to a development permit. Peter Laughlin of Omicron, a development services and construction firm engaged by the Randall Family for Sandown, says they have interest expressed by retail outlets and others for an estimated 80 per cent of the property. He said he was not at liberty to say which businesses have expressed interest. That said, Laughlin noted there are no big box stores planned for Sandown Commons. He said the space is not sufficient for that type of store. Instead, the site will be a mix of retail outlets and professional office space. He added the planned development of the Jesken Town Centre on the

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An artist’s rendering of what Sandown Commons might look like, built at the former side of the North Saanich horse racing track. Tsawout First Nation includes box stores. This, he added, will compliment their own commercial development. Depending on the outcome of the site cleanup, rezoning and permitting process with North Saa-

nich, Laughlin said construction could begin as early as spring, 2015. He added the actual groundbreaking would take place when the grounds are cleaned up this fall. That cleanup, says Mayor Alice

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Finall, will see the removal of the grandstand, stables and variety of outbuildings. The land, too, will be cleaned up with all of the remediation — work valued at an estimated $750,000 — paid for by the owners. Finall said greenery will be added to create a buffer between the commercial area and the agricultural land. To make the deal work, North Saanich had to swap 12 acres of agricultural land of its own for the commercial property being removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Finall said that parcel will be taken from behind the municipal hall and next to the mountain biking track. “This has always been a good deal (for the municipality),” Finall said, “and it has only become a better deal for the community.” PleaSe See: Sandown change, page 2

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She said the tax benefit to North Saanich over the first five years of the project is an estimated $400,000 per year. An ongoing cell phone tower lease on the property will also transfer to the District. Finall said that lasts about three years and it will be up to another council to renegotiate when it expires. What the District plans to do with the agricultural land is still an unknown, Finall said. That will be another matter for a future council, she added. In the immediate future, the District will take the Sandown property rezoning and development plans to a public hearing following the community consultation by the owners.

Commercial plans for property at the former Sandown horse racing track in North Saanich will be presented to the public at meetings next month. In February, the development company (Omicron) representing the owners (the Randall Family) will hold two public consultation meetings. Dates and location to be determined soon. Watch the PNR for details. Peter Laughlin, Omicron’s business development manager for Victoria, says they will show people concepts for the commercial portion of the property, get feedback and refine their plans for the site. He added an architectural firm is already working on those plans for a mixed retail and professional office centre called Sandown Commons. The design, Laughlin added, will pay tribute to the property’s horse racing heritage.

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CENTRAL SAANICH — Former B.C. agriculture minister Corky Evans will deliver the keynote address at the annual Meet Your Maker conference Jan. 27. Held at the Saanich Fairgrounds, Meet Your Maker is a networking event for local food producers and food buyers. It is not open to the general public. Evans will speak to issues regarding the Agricultural Land Reserve and the food economy. Learn more at www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca.

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Active Pass lighthouse a heritage site Iconic light station in the Gulf Islands National Park was built in 1969 Devon MacKenzie News staff

The landmark lighthouse in Active Pass has been given heritage designation by the Federal government. The 45-foot lighthouse is owned by Parks Canada and is part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. It is the third lighthouse on that particular site and was built in 1969. It is still functional today. “This is a very significant designation and it essentially means the buildings and site will be protected and maintained,” explained Norman Shields, the Heritage Lighthouse Program manager from Parks Canada. Shields added the Active Pass lighthouse heritage designation includes the keeper’s residence on the site as well as the storage shed and radio room. The lighthouse is what many people call an apple core lighthouse, explained Shields, meaning the bottom pillar is white with the top portion, painted red, flaring out slightly. “It’s definitely an iconic lighthouse, it’s well known to British Columbians and because it’s on the ferry route from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, it’s seen by millions of people every year,” said Shields. The lighthouse in Active Pass was designated in

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The lighthouse in Active Pass was given heritage designation earlier this month. December of 2013 along with the lighthouse at Estevan Point in Hesquiat Peninsula Provincial Park. The two new designations mean that since August of 2012, 11 lighthouses in total

across Canada have been given heritage status. “The Active Pass and Estevan Point lighthouses located in important British Columbian waterways are illustrations of the significant

role lighthouses have played in our maritime history. [The heritage] designation will allow us to preserve a part of British Columbia’s extraordinary heritage and remind us of the essential role light-

houses along our entire coast have played in our past and continue to play today,” said federal Minister of Industry James Moore of the designations. Lighthouses have to qualify for heritage designation by fitting into three basic categories, explained Shields. The historical aspect of the lighthouse, the architectural aspect of the lighthouse and the community value of the lighthouse and property are all considered in the nominations. “The historical aspect of the lighthouses speaks to how the lighthouse fits into the wider theme of history in the area it’s located,” explained Shields, adding that the architectural aspect and community value of the site speak more to the physical aspects of the lighthouse and the property it’s located on. The Active Pass and Estevan Point lighthouses join two other heritage lighthouses which were designated in May of 2013: the East Point lighthouse on Saturna Island and the Fisgard lighthouse at the entrance of Esquimalt Harbour. For more information on heritage lighthouse designation visit pc.gc.ca and click on the National Historic Sites of Canada tab. reporter@peninsula newsreview.com

Flying Club encouraging people to show spirit Steven Heywood News staff

Go Canada. It’s only two words yet they sum up the Olympic spirit being shown by the Victoria Flying Club — the spirit they hope will catch on among business and individuals in Greater Victoria. The club, headquartered in North Saanich at the Victoria International Airport, put up two large ‘Go Canada’ signs this month, in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. “It’s only two weeks away,” says VFC’s operations manager Marcel Poland. “When

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The Victoria Flying Club’s hangar on Canso Road. Its windows have been decked out in large Go Canada signs, in the spirit of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. it was (the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver) this was all over the place. We want to get the spirit out there and this was one way we could do that.”

Travellers can see the sign as they arrive or depart from the airport and the club has issued a challenge to others via their Facebook site. They

hope people will submit their own photos of their Olympic spirit in a special Go Canada album. Poland said all that’s on offer is bragging rights —

something he hopes Canada will be bringing back from the Games as well. “We’re getting the message out there,” he said. “Even though the Games are in Russia, a world away, we are hoping people will show their support for our athletes. It’s something fun that people can do.” Poland encourages people to show their Olympic spirit on signs, in poses or in other ways and post photos to the club’s Facebook page. People can see the club’s Go Canada sign on the airport side of their hangar on at the end of Canso Road, next to the airport control tower.


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• Council approved staff recommendations of the filing of four Section 57 land title notices for properties on Veyaness Road, Keating X Road, Kirkpatrick Crescent and Lochside Drive. The properties are having land title notices placed on them for various infractions, including building without permits and unauthorized secondary dwellings. • The first two readings of a bylaw for a temporary use permit for a property on Alec Road were passed by council. The bylaw will now go to a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at municipal hall. • The third reading for bylaw 1810 which deals with temporary non-farm uses on ALR land was passed by council and could come back at the next council meeting for final adoption. • Council received the minutes and report from the November meeting of the Healthy Watershed Committee and moved a resolution by the committee to refer agricultural practices and their impacts on watershed health to the Agricultural Advisory Committee for their consideration.

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concerns and views, it was determined that the Foundation Organics facility was non-compliant with bylaw 2736 and the terms of its Recycler Licence,” said a press release from the CRD. Near the end of October last year, Foundation Organics was directed to remove any remaining compost in the building at the facility and in November the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) released a report on the operation that deemed it was operating outside of allowable farm use and that it was in contravention of the Agricultural Land Commission Act. According to the CRD, they plan to begin prosecution against Foundation Organics for bylaw offences pursuant to bylaw 2736. — With files from the CRD

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Central Saanich’s livestock compensation bylaw to remain Devon MacKenzie News staff

During a council meeting this month, Central Saanich councillors decided to uphold a bylaw that allows farmers compensation for livestock losses. Under section 13 of bylaw 1471, the municipality may pay compensation (75 per cent of the decrease in market value as a result of injury or death or $750

in the case of any animal killed or injured) to the owner of livestock killed by a dog over four months old of which the owner is unknown. Council and staff were reminded of the existence of the bylaw recently when a $3,000 claim was made for chickens that were killed on a farm in Central Saanich by two dogs of unknown origin. Only two claims have

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overty reduction isn’t a hard cause to get behind and our local gang of federal and provincial representatives did just that earlier this week. On Tuesday, the Community Social Planning Council, a non-profit with a 78 year history of social advocacy in Victoria, announced the region’s 10 MPs and MLAs endorsed its Community Action Plan on Poverty. The plan outlines a series of initiatives to help improve the lot of many Greater Victoria residents and parents who struggle with low pay and a high cost of living. It doesn’t offer silver bullets to solve poverty, as noted by Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison, but it recognizes that policy changes large and small and contributions from community organizations and individuals can make big differences in people’s lives. To their credit, representatives from the federal and provincial NDP and Green parties kept the usual vitriol against the ruling parties to a minimum. They offered reasonable suggestions on taxation reform, regulating predatory lending companies and spoke about the expense of homelessness and poverty in terms of policing, health care, the courts and social welfare. Despite being touted as a non-partisan effort, the press conference was meant to put pressure on the ruling parties in B.C. and Ottawa. Missing from Tuesday’s event of course were MLAs and MPs from the B.C. Liberals and federal Conservatives, respectively. An unfortunate by-product of Greater Victoria not having elected officials in government is that opposition members are forced to find the ear of their political foes. Good ideas and worthy initiatives should transcend party politics, but they don’t. Come election time all parties, NDP and Greens included, crow about when the party in power adopts (or steals) their ideas. But amid the usual mudslinging of provincial politics, there is hope for poverty initiatives. The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the committee which listens to citizens across the province to gauge budget priorities, and has members from the Liberals and the NDP, recommended funding a provincewide poverty reduction plan. It’s a non-partisan start.

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Fantastic news for shopaholics Attention shoppers on the Saanich Peninsula! A golden age is upon us! When the $40 million Sandown project and the Jesken Town Centre in Central Saanich are complete we’ll be spoiled for choices when it comes to liquidating our discretionary income. This is fantastic news for the wealthy retirees of Sidney and the affluent shopaholics of Saanichton. Cancel your flights to London, New York and Dubai! We’ll have it all here. More shopping and office space than we could ever want, need or fill. Pay no mind to the problems at Uptown (lots of space still unleased, the condo tower suspended, traffic hassles, Best Buy gone). And as for Colwood Corners, well they had some sort of financial problem. It’s a nice hole in the ground though, surrounded by fences and gaudy ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘Keep Out’ signs. Maybe they’ll still get it off the ground though, in a few years, when the economic recovery comes. Peter Stephens Saanichton

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should be a question on the next ballot about amalgamation. I don’t appreciate the attitude of the mayor who claimed “no one has mentioned it to her.”  Well, now it is being mentioned and the voters in the area have a right to express their opinion in a vote. There is nothing professional about all the infighting going on with North Saanich council, with two distinct sides and each having their supporters in the community. The bashing back and forth every week in the paper is proof of a broken system. Maybe one larger region would put an end to some of this. I feel there would be cost savings to be had.  Most things work better when people pull together and having council members from each of the areas making decisions to improve life for all who live on the Peninsula seems like a much better solution. Jackie Smit North Saanich

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Flocks of international journalists roamed the floors of COBO Hall in downtown Detroit for the 25th annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). With a plethora of automotive goodness under one roof, it’s hard to narrow down which ones to focus on. After all, there are concepts, production vehicles and more – and there are a lot of them. To kick things off on my list, let’s start with some concepts. For over a decade, MINIs have been romping the streets and making people smile, whether driving them, sitting in them or watching them. At the NAIAS, the masses were introduced to the MINI John Cooper Works Concept. Not a whole heck of a lot of information was released, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be fast. There are large air inlets, 18-inch wheels and the unmistakable MINI silhouette and face. It’s built as much for the road as it is the track. Until the production vehicle is produced, we will just have to be patient and wait for pricing, specs and all the fun stuff. Kia certainly drew the crowds when it came to their GT4 Stinger Concept. According to Kia, the “GT4 Stinger was conceived by the ‘gearheads’ in Kia’s Irvine, Calif., design studio, birthplace of iconic concept vehicles such as the Track’ster and Cross G.” The rear-wheel drive, 2+2 sports car, had a powerful stage presence. It also packs a healthy dose of 315 horsepower from a turbocharged, 4-cylinder power plant. The Korean carmaker

mentions that there are no pending plans to bring this particular car to market, however Kia has a history of delivering production vehicles that bear a strong resemblance to the concept that preceded them, and the GT4 Stinger provides a possible and highly provocative glimpse into Kia’s future. And if it’s the future we’re after, it looks good.

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Moving from fantasy to fiction, we have the Honda Fit. It’s a spectacular little car that has been a popular seller in Canada. And it’s all new for 2015. Up front, the Fit sports a new grille and headlight design. Around back, there are rear reflectors, and LED taillights run along the hatch with a chrome tailgate garnish and rear diffuser. Furthermore, Honda keeps their exclusive Magic Seat, which offers multiple configurable seating positions. Translation, the Fit provides an unrivaled 52.7-cubic-feet of cargo space when the second row seats are folded flat. It also gets a bump in horses. Included is an all-

new direct-injected 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 13 horsepower and eight lb-ft of torque compared to the outgoing engine. The VW Golf R is no stranger to Canadians. It has been sold here in the Great White North for the last couple of years. But they’re kind of like tax reductions. You hear about them, but you rarely see them. Why? Because they were sold in limited quantities. Meaning only a few hundred were allocated for Canada. But I’m hoping such is not the case with the upcoming 2015 Golf R. Making its debut at the show, you can liken it to a doughnut. A doughnut that is fat-free, calorie-free and has sprinkles on top. Yes, it’s just that delicious. The all-wheel drive fivedoor has plenty of appeal. But with the option of outfitting it with a 6-speed DSG with paddle shifters (it was previously only available with a 6-speed manual) it might just reach out to a few more takers. That’s if we can get our hands on them. Oh, and there’s an allotment of 290 horsepower, too. Speaking of cars with four cylinders and all-wheel drive, the Golf R has some competition lined up from the Subaru WRX STI. With a 305 horsepower horizontally opposed turbocharged boxer engine, multi-differential controllable all-wheel drive system, and a 6-speed gearbox, those of you looking to take shortcuts off the beaten path can do it. And you can do it in style. alexandra.straub@ drivewaybc.ca


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2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

2012

2003 VOLKSWAGEN

IMPALA 1LT

Stk #D15437

R YEA

2004 CHEVROLET

1

VICTORIA NEWS

BUY A U SE TO

E HICL VE

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Best City

of the

CE

D

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Voted

2011

8,888

$

BUY A U TO SE

R YEA

4,888

CE

E HICL VE

Stk #D15250

2012 FORD F150 XLT S/CREW LB 4WD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

D

Stk #D15047A

$

29,888

$

2010

PATHFINDER CHINOOK

$

Stk #D15631

2004 NISSAN

FREESTAR SES $

2012 FORD F150 XL S/CREW LB

LA

2006 SATURN

Stk #D15479

BEST P

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BEST P LA

25,888

$

2008 FORD F350 LARIAT S/CREW

2011 FORD F150 S/CREW

LA

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15420

BEST P

Stk #D14754B

3,888

$

2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500

2011 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT Q/CAB 4WD

LA

EXPLORER XLS

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BEST P

2000 FORD

Stk #D15409

$

335I CABRIOLET

Stk #T15701

19,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN S Stk #D15518 ... $21,888* 2009 NISSAN XTERRA 4 Stk #D15691 ............ $22,888* 2012 FORD F150 XLT ECOBOOST Stk #D15563 .... $23,888*

Stk #T15401

33,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SAHARA

$23,888* * Stk #D15573 .........$29,888

Stk #D15584 .............................................................................................

2010 FORD F150 FX2 S/CREW

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

*All Prices + $499 Documentation Fee & Tax

DL #30897


A10 • www.vicnews.com

Friday, January 24, 2014 - PENINSULA

NEWS REVIEW

www.vicnews.com • A11

PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Friday, January 24, 2014 

Our Largest Inventory EVER!

3 -478-760

250

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UNDER $34,000! 2012 JEEP

COMPASS SPORT

Stk #D15267

2,888

$

19,888

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ION

Stk #D14985A

4,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

27,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

UNDER $11,000!

2004 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

UPLANDER LS

CHARGER SXT

Stk #P15127A

Stk #D15145A1

9,888

5,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

4 TIME WINNER FOR BEST OF THE CITY!

17th

VANCOUVER ISLAND’S

MPV

Stk #D15271

5,888

$

Stk #R15223

9,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

UNDER $13,000!

UNDER $15,000!

2004 DODGE

SONATA VE Stk #D15076

6,888

$

2005 CHRYSLER

2013 KIA

Stk #T14829A

Stk #D15386

300 C

13,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2006 DODGE

2008 FORD

CHARGER R/T

RANGER SPORT E/C Stk #D15450

11,888

$

Stk #S15209A

13,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

10,888

2006 CHRYSLER

2008 PONTIAC

300 C HEMI

G5 CPE

Not exactly as shown

Stk #D15175A

10,888

$

6,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS Stk #D15496....... $4,888* 2004 BUICK CENTURY CUST. Stk #D15505 ......... $3,888* 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT Stk #D15608 ....... $10,888*

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Stk #D14478B

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA S/LE/XLE

Stk #F15560 .............................................................................................

2004 MERCEDES BENZ C240 AWD

Stk #D15696 ............................................................................................

$11,888* $11,888*

Best City

of the

1

VICTORIA NEWS

CE

Voted

Best City

of the

1

18th

$

27,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 GMC

TERRAIN SLE

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

20,888

UNDER $20,000!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

19th

2008 LEXUS

RAM 1500 SLT Q/C SB

IS250

Stk #D15293

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 DODGE

2011 CHEVROLET

22,888

17,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 DODGE

2013 NISSAN

RAM 1500 SLT Q/C SB

SENTRA SV

MATRIX

Stk #D15022A

Stk #D15324

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #R15224

Stk #T15397

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

13,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 HONDA

2008 CADILLAC

FIT LX

DTS

Stk #T15398

12,888

Stk #T15423

14,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 PONTIAC MONTANA Stk #D15708 .........$12,888* 2013 CHRYSLER 200 TOURING Stk #D15534 .... $14,888* 2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Stk #D15529 .....$15,888*

www.galaxymotors.net

Stk #D15632

2009 JEEP

2010 MAZDA

Stk #D15711

16,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

16,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA S Stk #D15679 . $16,888* 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS Stk #D15666 $16,888* 2013 CHRYSLER 200 LTD Stk #D15600..........$20,888*

2010 MERCEDES BENZ

C250

Stk #D15334

24,888

Stk #D15695

$

18,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD

2007 FORD

Stk #P14813A

24,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

B4000 CAB PLUS $

Stk #D15512A

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 BMW

ESCAPE XLT

MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE $

XTERRA 4

RAM 1500 SPORT R/CAB

$17,888

PATRIOT LIMITED

2010 NISSAN

2008 DODGE

16,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #T15702

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT SE Stk #T15588 ............ $11,888* 2008 CHEVROLET HHR LS Stk #D15694 ............. $11,888* 2007 DODGE MAGNUM SXT Stk #T15685........ $12,888*

MALIBU LTZ

G35 RWD COUPE 3

11,888

$

2010 CHEVROLET

Stk #D15710

23,888

17,888

$

Stk #D15432

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 TOYOTA

14,888

SILVERADO 1500 LS

Stk #D15458

$

Stk #D15413

21,888

$

16,888

$

AVENGER SXT

$

Stk #D14929B

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

Stk #D15439

20,888

Stk #D15645

2007 DODGE

BUY A U SE TO

VICTORIA NEWS

2004 INFINITI

2006 FORD

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

28,888

$

C30 T5

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

RAM 1500 SLT Q/C SB Stk #D15210A

Voted

RIO 5

10,888

$

RANGER FX4 LEVEL II E/C

$

BUY A U SE TO

UNDER $17,000!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2005 HYUNDAI

CE

#1 USED CAR DEALER

2006 JEEP

GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

2002 MAZDA

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

R YEA

2007 CHEVROLET

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

E HICL VE

2008 DODGE

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax) Stk #D15677

28,888

Stk #X15687

2012 VOLVO

$

D

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

31,888

$

2013

8,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

1

VICTORIA NEWS

30,888

$

Stk #T15682

R YEA

4,888

Stk #X15148

Best City

of the

Stk #D15653

E HICL VE

Stk #T15191

16th

Voted

2012 FORD F250 XLT CRC 4X4

2013 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT C/C SB

D

BEETLE GLX CABRIO

29,888

$

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

2012

2003 VOLKSWAGEN

IMPALA 1LT

Stk #D15437

R YEA

2004 CHEVROLET

1

VICTORIA NEWS

BUY A U SE TO

E HICL VE

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Best City

of the

CE

D

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Voted

2011

8,888

$

BUY A U TO SE

R YEA

4,888

CE

E HICL VE

Stk #D15250

2012 FORD F150 XLT S/CREW LB 4WD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

D

Stk #D15047A

$

29,888

$

2010

PATHFINDER CHINOOK

$

Stk #D15631

2004 NISSAN

FREESTAR SES $

2012 FORD F150 XL S/CREW LB

LA

2006 SATURN

Stk #D15479

BEST P

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BEST P LA

25,888

$

2008 FORD F350 LARIAT S/CREW

2011 FORD F150 S/CREW

LA

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15420

BEST P

Stk #D14754B

3,888

$

2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500

2011 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT Q/CAB 4WD

LA

EXPLORER XLS

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BEST P

2000 FORD

Stk #D15409

$

335I CABRIOLET

Stk #T15701

19,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN S Stk #D15518 ... $21,888* 2009 NISSAN XTERRA 4 Stk #D15691 ............ $22,888* 2012 FORD F150 XLT ECOBOOST Stk #D15563 .... $23,888*

Stk #T15401

33,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SAHARA

$23,888* * Stk #D15573 .........$29,888

Stk #D15584 .............................................................................................

2010 FORD F150 FX2 S/CREW

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

*All Prices + $499 Documentation Fee & Tax

DL #30897


A12 • www.vicnews.com

Friday, January 24, 2014 - PENINSULA

NEWS REVIEW

Lease or Finance as low as 0.99% or $2000 Cash Incentive on Select Models

CR-V V LX CR-V EX LX

AWD AWD

AWD

,

CR-VCR-V EX CR-V LXCR-V EX

,

AWD AWD

,

,

,

CR-V CR-V TOURING CR-V EX CR-V

AWD

AWD AWD

AWD

AWDAWD

,

, ,

,

,

CR-V TOURING CR-VCR-V TOURIN AWD

AWD

AWD

,

,

,

MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP P MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDIINCLUDES FREIGHT INCLUDES FREIGHT && PDI HT & PDI INCLUDESINCLUDES & PDI INCLUDES & INCLUDES PDIFREIGHT INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDIINCLUDES INCLUDES & PDI FREIGHT & PDI FREIGHT &FREIGHT PDI FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT PDI FREIGHT FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES & FREIGHT PDI INCLUDES & PDI FREIGHT &FREIGHT PDI & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHTINCLUDES & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHTFREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES INCLUDES & PDI ® ® • ® WIRELESS MOBILE WIRELESS • MOBILE WIRELESS MOBILE • • • • • • • • • • • PHONE INTERFACE RFACE PHONE INTERFACE STANDARD STANDARD WITH BILINGUAL VOICESTANDARD RECOGNITION WITH BILINGUAL VOICE RECOGNIT STANDARD WITH BILINGUAL VOICE RECOGNITION • HEATED FRONT SEATS NT SEATS • HEATED FRONT • • ROOF RAILS • • ROOF RAILS • • SEATS • • ROOF RAILS • • • • • • SATELLITE RADIO • ® CANADA SATELLITE RADIO • SIRIUSXM® CANADA • • SIRIUSXM •SATELLITE RADIO • SIRIUSXM® CANADA SATELLITE• RADIO • • SIRIUSXM® CANADA •

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CR-V LXCR-V EX

AWD

• SECURITY SYSTEM

,

CR-V LXCR-V EX,

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MSRP EIGHT & PDI

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RONT SEATS

AWD

,

AWD

AWD

AWDAWD

,

CR-V EX CR-V ,

AWD

AWD AWD

CR-VCR-V TOURING

AWD

CR-VCR-V ,

AWD AWD TOURING

CR-V

• SECURITY SYSTEM • • • SECURITY SYSTEM • AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI FREIGHT INCLUDES & PDIINCLUDES INCLUDES & PDIFREIGHT & PDIINCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & FREIGHT PDI FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT &FREIGHT PDI INCLUDES FREIGHTINCLUDES & PDI INCLUDES INCLUDES & INCLUDES PDI FREIGHT & PDI ® ® WIRELESS• MOBILE WIRELESS MOBILE • • • • • • • PHONE INTERFACE STANDARD WITH BILINGUAL VOICE RECOGNIT STA T NDARD TA WITH BILINGUAL VOICESTANDARD RECOGNITION • HEATED FRONT • • ROOF RAILS • SEATS • • • • ROOF RAILS • SECURITY SYSTEM

MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI

AWD

CR-V EX CR-V

,

,

,

AWD

AWD

AWD

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

• ® MSRP • • SIRIUSXM® CANADA SATELLITE• RADIO • •MSRP MSRP• SIRIUSXM MSRP MSRP MSRP ® CANADA CANADA SAT A ELLITE RADIO AT • SIRIUSXM • SATELLITE RADIO MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & • SECURITY SYSTEM • •INCLUDES SECURITY SYSTEM& PDI • • PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI FREIGHT INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT ® AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT • AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT WIRELESS MOBILE AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT ® • ® WIRELESS MOBILE • • • WIRELESS MOBILE • • • STANDARD WITH BILINGUAL VOICE RECOGNITION • PHONE INTERFACEPHONE INTERFACE STANDARD WITH BILINGUAL • • ROOF RAILS • • HEAT A ED FRONT•SEAT AT A AT S HEATED FRONT SEATS • • ROOF RAILS • • SIRIUSXM• ® CANADA SATELLITE RADIO • • • • • SIRIUSXM® CANADA SATELLITE RADIO • • • • SECURITY SYSTEM • • SECURITY SYSTEM • AND POWER LUMBARSYSTEM SUPPORT • SECURITY AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT

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DL 27136

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CR-V LX

CR-V EX

CR-V

AWD

,

MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI

AWD MSRP

,

MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI

AWD MSRP

AS THE MERCURY DROPS, OUR CASH INCENTIVES GO UP. •

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WIRELESS MOBILE

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• SECURITY SYSTEM

24 MOS., AS LOW AS

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2014 OUTBACK 3.6R SHOWN

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1.9%

**

OR

STARTING FROM

STANDARD

LEASE/FINANCE

LEASE/FINANCE

• HEATED FRONT SEATS

2014 OUTBACK 2.5i CONVENIENCE

2014 XV CROSSTREK TOURING 5MT

,

MSRP INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI

**

OR

STARTING FROM

AND POWER LUMBAR SUPPORT

$30,660*

CASH INCENTIVE

2,000***

$

$26,660*

CASH INCENTIVE

$

500***

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PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Friday, January 24, 2014 ••A13 Friday, January 24, 2014 - BLACK PRESS GREATER VICTORIA B3

Motor City looking to a brighter future horsepower is also available. Here is an interesting little feature: because coupes typically have large, long doors, the reach behind the shoulder to grab the seatbelt can be a stretch. The ATS Coupe has motorized carriers to “hand” the seatbelt to the driver and front passenger upon entry. The Toyota FT-1 coupe concept caused a stir among those hungering for a return to the days of the Toyota Celica/ Supra. Company officials were coy about whether it will go into production but judging by the media attention it will. The Volkswagen Beetle Dune has a rugged off-road look, Loaded, every option, leather, sunroof, rear entertainment largely due to them raising the body by 50 mm andlast. adding system, won’t * Stk 13-6541B 19-inch wheels with large tires. WAS $10,990. NOW Just like the old days, the new Beetle features a rear-mounted ski-rack. The concept is actually a return to an idea from January 2000, when VW showed the New Beetle Dune 2004 VW Jetta Chevrolet S10 concept in Los Angeles. That was a flight2003 fancy, but this Only 118,000 kms! Manual Local Victoria truck, concept is built on the current productionlowmodel and the transmission, great value! kms, great value! German manufacturer is looking for the Stk nodA6427A to proceed Stk 14-0086A from Beetle buyers. Toyota FT-1 Coupe Concept face system and is covered keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca in soft-touch materials and supportive seats. Look for the all-new Chrysler 200 to * $ $ arrive in late spring, starting WAS $8,990 NOW WAS $7,990 NOW at $22,495.

2005 Honda Odyssey

‘‘

’’

the regular Stingray, this new car is lower, with bigger tires and brakes, has more cooling inlets and in initial testing, is the fastest Corvette Chevrolet ever made. The Z06 will be available in the early part of 2015.

Ford F-150

Any new F-150 is a huge deal for Ford, as it is the No. 1 selling truck in Canada for the past 48 years and the best-selling vehicle overall. The big news is that the all-new F-150 is now constructed using lighter high-tensile steel in the chassis, and high strength aluminum alloys in the body, mostly in the truck’s box. This combination contributes to a 318-kilogram reduction in weight, helping to make the truck stronger and much more fuel-efficient. There will be four engines available from a base

Chrysler Sebring sedan. That nameplate was retired and re-badged as the Chrysler 200. This all-new Chrysler 200 is lightyears away from that old platform. In fact, it uses the same Alfa Romeo platform found under the Dodge Dart and impressive Jeep Cherokee. The strong points of this platform are excellent on-road manners with a quiet interior and superb handling. There will be a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower or the optional 290 horsepower 3.6-litre engine found in many other Chrysler products. The Chrysler 200 will have front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive, derived from the same system used in the Jeep Cherokee. This will provide Chrysler with a unique offering as most other manufacturers stick with two-wheel drive. The interior features the Uconnect computer inter-

Porsche 911 Targa

One car that pulled big crowds was the new Porsche 911 Targa. We all know what a Porsche 911 looks like; they have been modifying the same basic shape for over 50 years. What this new Targa has is a retractable roof system that will stop traffic. At the push of a button the whole rear of the car releases and the centre convertible roof is stored underneath, then the rear section is again attached. The back panel incorporates a wraparound rear window, making a distinctive statement while keeping the overall design of the car intact. Previous Targa models had either a removable centre panel of a glorified, oversized sunroof, this new model is the best of both. Starting at $115,900, all Targa models will come with AWD and will arrive this spring.

Mercedes Benz C-Class

The C-Class is so important to the Mercedes brand in North America that they held the world debut of the C-Class here, plus it is their No. 1 selling car. Arriving later this spring and summer, this new compact sedan is longer and wider, and uses a combination of high-tensile steel and aluminum components to shed 100kg for a 20-per-cent reduction in fuel economy. An all-new turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder is the base engine with 235 horsepower. The optional 328 horsepower 3.0-litre V6 is the other power plant initially. The highlight is the more dynamic-looking exterior and superb interior. The dash is stunning, featuring a touchscreen. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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7,990

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An Innovative, Gentle & deeply effective Bodywork Reduce Pain & Tension. Discover more Balance, Ease & Mobility. Deep Relaxation. Rae Bilash CertiďŹ ed Trager Practitioner call for appointment 250-380-8733 www.raebilash.ca * Also Hot Stone Massage

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2 BAR Stools- expresso colour, excellent condition. $20. Call (250)744-4552.

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

AQUARIUM, 6 sides, 24â&#x20AC;? high x 17.5 x 20. $50. Call (250)477-1819. CORN FLOWER Crystal, 6 water, $8/each, 6 juice glasses $5/each. (250)595-6734.

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Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

101-1041 Rockland, $259,000

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

Sunday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. 250-383-7100

415-365 Waterfront Cres, $429,000

199 Olive St, $839,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

404-75 Songhees, $669,900 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

203-1110 Oscar, $329,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

302-1494 Fairfield, $292,500

2648 Cedar Hill, $649,000

Saturday 2-4 Brown Bros Robert Young, 250-385-6900

Sunday 12-3 Re/Max Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

503-68 Songhees Rd, $387,000

1221 Richardson St, $855,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Will Carrilho, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka, 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

304-55 Songhees, $649,900 Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

OAK BAY 2188 Bartlett, $1,295,000

Saturday 2-4, Newport Realty Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033

VIEW ROYAL 29 Brigadoon, $750,000 Sunday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

2309 Francis Dr, $699,000

Saturday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Brad Forrest, 250-508-1973

ESQUIMALT 705 Luscombe, $406,000 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Tracy Fozzard, 250-744-3301

503-1745 Leighton, $259,900 922 Garthland, $919,900

803-250 Douglas

Saturday 12-2 & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

115-10 Paul Kane

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

301-640 Montreal St, $679,000

948 Garthland Rd., $1,499,800

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Alison Stoodley, 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Lock, 250-384-8124

108-1825 Kings, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

104-1875 Lansdowne Rd, $195,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Claire Yoo, 250-384-8124

2660 Killarney Rd, $1,549,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dave Philps, 250-477-7291

39-4318 Emily Carr, $649,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

1521 Arrow Rd., $565,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

1620 Mortimer, $409,900

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jean Omelchenko, 250-474-6003

4-3981 Saanich, $329,500

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

Sunday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

3257 Wicklow, $539,900

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Sunday 2-4 Brown Bros Robert Young, 250-385-6900

4285 Quadra, $499,900 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

4942 Cordova Bay, $848,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

SAANICH WEST 3926 Raymond, $469,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

224-40 Gorge Rd. W., $269,000

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

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4210 Quadra, $569,900

102-9945 Fifth, $248,500

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Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900 706-9809 Seaport, $839,000

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Brian Meredith-Jones, 250 477-1100 Sunday 12:00-2 Smartmove Realty Inc Linda Clark, 250 380-6683

15-1287 Verdier, $368,500

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

92-2600 Ferguson, $369,900

4-9925 Third, $669,000

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

9820 Seaport, $499,500+

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

8880 Park Pacific Terr, $1,245,000

3343 Wishart, $645,900

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Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

1136 Timber View, $774,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

A-3183 Metchosin Rd, $359,800

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

2518 Mill Hill Rd, $447,777 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Hayley John, 250-474-4800

3379 Vision Way, $339,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-589-7232

314-1145 Sikorsky Rd, $269,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

2655 Sooke Rd, $219,900 Thursday thru Monday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250 744-3301

870 Hackamore, $1,299,900 Sunday 1-3, Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

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Saturday & Sunday 12-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

2223 French Rd S, $399,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

2062 Gourman, $739,900

MacDonald Realty Cheryl Barnes, 250 413-7943

Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4, RE/MAX Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-9600

2072 Solent Rd N, $379,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jacqui Thompson, 250-886-8191

7059 Brentwood Dr, $675,000 891 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900 Saturday 12-1:30 9350 Canora Rd.

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

10935 Marti Lane, $1,099,999

Sunday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

201-2234 Stone Creek Pl. Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Ellen Bergerud, 250-818-6441

214-866 Brock Ave, $259,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

2471 Driftwood Dr, $369,900

308-2710 Jacklin Rd, $211,000

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

3438 Pattison Way, $849,000

2364 Terrace Rd, $338,800

Saturday 12:30-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Brad Forrest, 250-508-1973

2309 Muriel Pl, $429,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

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Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MORTGAGE INSURANCE AND HOME INSURANCE?

HOME INSURANCE – Protects the homeowner against loss of or use of the home, or belongings contained in the home from a variety of circumstances. MORTGAGE INSURANCE – Protects the lender for the value of the loan. This is required in Canada when a property is purchased with a down payment of less than 25 per cent of the selling price. Premiums are usually rolled into mortgage payments. – Courtesy InsuranceHotline.com

Do you have a house-hunting story you’d like to share with us? Email ddescoteau@ vicnews.com To advertise in HomeFinder, call John Graham at 250.480.3227 or email jgraham@ blackpress.ca

GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE » AS OF JANUARY 22

$479,500 » 653 » 3,367 »

SINGLE FAMILY HOME BENCHMARK PRICE (TYPICAL HOME) FOR GREATER VICTORIA TOTAL NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH TOTAL ACTIVE LISTINGS FOR HOMES (ALL CATEGORIES)

BUYING TIP | Know the price range you can afford and stick to it when house-hunting

Home inspection can buy peace of mind Relatively small investment can pay off later Don Descoteau News staff

Before moving in to a newly purchased home, many people wouldn’t dream of not having house insurance in place to protect their belongings. Having a home inspected before you buy, however, can be just as important. It’s a form of insurance against being rudely surprised with major unforeseen expenses long after the contract is signed and the keys are turned over. Victoria-area realtor Jeff Bishop, who has sold homes in the area for the past eight years, says it’s important for home buyers not to get scared off by a home inspection report that shows work needs to be done. “It’s the inspector’s job to point out deficiencies,” he says. “But things have to be put into perspective with the age of the home.” People need to realize an older home, unless it has undergone a top-to-bottom renovation, may need certain things replaced, he says. The key is being realistic. “It’s a fine line,” Bishop says of working with buyers. “You need to manage expectations. It depends on what the buyer’s needs are and what’s important to them.” That may mean asking

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Home inspector Lee Ottewell peeks under roof shingles as part of his routine. whether they’re looking at a property as an investment or as a fixer-upper to live in, for example, and what their budget might be to take on certain renovations. Major undertakings to consider might include switching from septic to sewer or from oil to natural gas, both of which may require a separate inspection, Bishop says. Colwood-based Garth Anderson of Insight Home Inspections Inc., a longtime house builder who got into the inspection business 10

years ago, makes it a point to highlight positive aspects of a home along with any potential problems. “As a home inspector you’re looking from the roof right down to the foundation and everything in between,” he says. “You have to bring everything to the table, both the pros and cons. You’re giving people information to make an educated choice.” When home buyers come across what they feel is the right home for them, they often fall in love it for its features or layout. But a dif-

ferent story can sometimes lurk beneath the surface. “We go into places where a lot of people, when they walk into a house, they don’t see that,” Anderson says. “People can cover up a lot of stuff with paint and carpet, but you can have mould or asbestos in the attic or problems with water seeping into a crawlspace.” He uses such tools as thermal cameras and moisture meters to help see the effects of wear and tear on a home. Lee Ottewell of Crest Build-

ing Consultancy, a 25-year veteran inspector based in Cordova Bay, has seen numerous scenarios over the years which illustrate the value in having a home inspected before an offer is made. While the majority of homes have good structure when built, deficiencies are usually the result of improperly done alterations or a lack of proper maintenance, he says. One particular house he inspected had a truss-style roof. At some point, someone had cut the middle sections out of the weightbearing trusses to build a bedroom, he says. “I was amazed that the house hadn’t collapsed.” Bishop, who routinely gives three names of inspectors to prospective buyers, suggests that people interview potential inspectors and ask questions about their experience and the depth of their inspections. While inspectors vary in thoroughness, all are licensed in B.C. and must complete specific educational requirements and do regular upgrades. Inspections range in price, based on the property size, but tend to average between $400 and $600. Inspectors write a report, often onsite, and should take prospective buyers on a walkthrough to clarify any issues. “It’s a small fee, but it gives you peace of mind (about a major investment),” Anderson says. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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