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Let that salmon soar Megan McCool, 10, tosses a partially frozen salmon into Mount Douglas Creek at the annual salmon toss last Saturday. Volunteers tossed fish carcasses into the water to provide the ecosystem with extra nutrients and improve the health of the creek.

“Even if I was open and just serve It’s a mutual memory many juice and pop and food, (the B.C. Canadians share: a crowded bar, Liquor Control and Licensing Team Canada jerseys everywhere, Branch is) not letting us an overtime goal from do that unfortunately.” Sidney Crosby, the Joss will open his ensuing celebration and Victoria sports pub at joy. 9 a.m. every morning Sadly the experience of the Olympics, will be much different allowing fans to catch during these Winter rebroadcasts of early Olympics. morning games and Should the men’s live sports airing midhockey team and other morning, including the Canadian Olympic men’s hockey round hopefuls make it to gold Kyle Wells robin games and the medal matches, many of Reporting women’s hockey gold them will be competing medal game, airing at 9 in what will be the wee a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. hours of the morning, due to the The Podium also holds a 12-hour time difference between restaurant license, meaning Victoria and Sochi, Russia. children are welcome. Canadian staples such as “We’re going to have Olympics the gold medal game for men’s on all day long,” Joss said. curling, much of the figure Over at The Monkey Tree Pub skating finals and, perhaps most in Saanich, owner Robert Card concerning, the final for men’s is planning on hanging up some hockey, air live at 4 a.m. Canadian flags and screening the “The golden game, major events when he can. unfortunately we’re not going to be able to be open for,” said Michael Joss, owner of The PLEASE SEE: Podium Sports Grill in Victoria. Province rejects request, Page A5

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It’s the time of the season for flooding Warren Tubb, with Saanich’s water works section, checks a leaking water metre used for irrigation at Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay. The park floods in the winter when the salt water seeps in underground, which this year caused the water meter to rust. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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hoods,” reads a release from Canada Post. The organization said it will also collect feedback through mail and online surveys. “That’s not good enough,” Brownoff said. The principles that will guide Canada Post She fears the organization will institute a through its transition away from home delivery aren’t putting one worried Saanich coun- Canada-wide, one-size-fits-all formula, with minor variations, and won’t take into considcillor’s mind at ease. Judy Brownoff, who last month brought eration the age and mobility demographics or topography of individual neighforward a motion to council outlinbourhoods. ing her concerns about converting Brownoff points to another to community mailboxes, says she principle that says “alternative sees the Crown Corporation’s guideapproaches” will be offered to lines as “doublespeak.” Canadians “with significant mobilHer concerns surround ensuring ity challenges, who lack viable Canada Post makes the community alternatives and upon whom delivmailboxes safe and accessible, and ery to a community mailbox would who will pay for that to happen. She impose an unacceptable hardnow says the proposed consultation ship.” process isn’t sitting well with her, “We don’t know what significant too. Judy Brownoff mobility challenges are,” she said. “They have to talk to communities. They can’t be talking at a high level,” “I don’t want (Canada Post) to think that Brownoff said. “What they need to be doing alternative approaches should be seniors will is meeting in jurisdictions and holding public get a family member to drive them to a mailbox to pick up their mail.” meetings.” Jon Hamilton, general manager of commuLast week Canada Post released its guiding principles, which stated the conversations nications for Canada Post, has stressed that about specific community needs will happen Canada Post has long-standing relationships with “community leaders and municipal plan- with municipalities across the country, having been installing community mailboxes for ning officials.” “The postal service will take the necessary decades. He said the organization will “work with time to understand their unique needs and find solutions that work for these neighbour- community as we go through the conversion

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process, to understand what the unique challenges are in a particular community. “We’re not looking to put costs onto municipalities. The boxes are our responsibility, but we’ll work with communities to understand what their specific concerns are and what makes the most sense for them.” Members of Parliament discussed the issue in the House of Commons last week, too. Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May said, “The question of losing postal service and what is happening to Canada Post came up everywhere,” on a recent trip to her constituency. “People are desperately concerned that they are going to lose the ability to get their mail at home.” Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison called Canada Post home delivery an “essential service.” Canada Post estimates 6,000 to 8,000 positions will be eliminated by implementing nationwide community mailboxes, rolled out over the next five years. The company says rising costs and falling mail volumes have rendered the traditional operations no longer sustainable. The first municipalities to see door-to-door delivery phased out will be announced in the coming weeks. Canada Post aims to have those communities served by community mailboxes in the latter half of 2014. – with files from Black Press editor@saanichnews.com

The community is rallying around a 32-year-old Victoria father-to-be Dylan Benson, after his wife suffered a brain hemorrhage while pregnant with the couple’s child. Robyn Benson, 32, was declared brain dead by doctors on Dec. 29, but her unborn child continues to grow as Robyn remains on life support. Doctors hope the child can reach 34 weeks – seven weeks away – before delivering him through caesarian section, according to Dylan’s blog, misterbenson.com. “Iver is still growing in the womb and amazingly things are still remaining healthy as far as my wife’s body goes,” Dylan wrote in a Jan. 28 blog post. A youcaring.com fundraising drive, set up by Dylan, has far surpassed its $36,000 goal, the equivalent of his wife’s annual salary. On Wednesday, the fund sat at more than $100,000. “I know that the day or the day after he is born will be the day that I have to say goodbye to Robyn,” Dylan said. “For now I will just continue to hope that every day is the same as the next and that I’m able to accomplish the things that I need to accomplish to continue to move forward.” See the fundraising page at tinyurl.com/p4ap7w5

Family in need after devastating house fire

A trust fund has been set up to raise money for a family left homeless after a house fire on Feb. 1. Both parents escaped the fire with their son, 9, and daughter, 3. The father sustained smoke inhalation while saving the children. The family had no renters insurance and are having to rebuild from scratch as they look for a new home to rent. A trust fund has been set up at the VanCity Credit Union under “In trust for Townsend Drive fire victims.” Donations are also being accepted at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre (817A Fort St.) and at Strawberry Vale elementary (4109 Rosedale Ave.). The family is most in need of clothing, household items and gift cards. editor@saanichnews.com

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Police recommend charges in alleged sexual assault of two 13-year-old girls Two boys, ages 15 and 16, could face charges of sexual assault after an incident involving two 13-year-old girls in Oak Bay. Oak Bay and Saanich police are recommending charges against the two high school boys after allegations of sexual assault at an Oak Bay residence in late January. “We expect to hear from Crown (counsel) in March,” said

Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie. “Charges are pending.” The minors, both Victoria-area high school students, were released on conditions. Eassie could not provide further details, but said the boys are not known to police. He said the case highlights the importance of educating those entering their teen years about engaging in sexual acts. “It’s important for parents and others in the community to have those conversations with young people,” Eassie said. reporter@vicnews.com

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Michael Joss, wearing a Team Canada hockey jersey, pours a beer at The Podium Sports Grill on Yates Street. Joss and fellow bar owners say this year’s Winter Olympics won’t be as lucrative as the 2010 Games due to the 12-hour time difference between Victoria and Sochi. Don Denton/News staff

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“Everybody wants to watch something different. We have 13 TVs so hopefully we can find something for everybody,” Card said. “The nationalistic atmosphere goes up, you see more people in Canadian gear. It is always a buzz.” The Monkey Tree will also show rebroadcasted events from early morning games. “There’s nothing we can do about that unfortunately,” Card said. “Just like everybody else we don’t have a choice.” In Oak Bay, Mark Herring, general manager of the Penny Farthing Olde English Pub, said while too many Canadian flags tend to impact the

English pub feel, there will be drink and food specials to celebrate the games. Herring does lament the fact much of the games will be on too early for them to be open, saying it is a missed opportunity for a business boost. Unlike this summer’s World Cup, which will be on during primo pub hours, the Olympics are causing some concern. “It’s not the best, in terms of when it’s being shown,” Herring said. “It is a tough one.” The Alliance of Beverage Licensees applied for rules to be loosened to allow pubs and bars to open in the morning so patrons could watch events live. The LCLB rejected the application. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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because of the laws precluding open acknowledgement of gay identities, the display of rainbow flags and public displays of affection between same-sex couples. “There’s so much dialogue going on around criminalizing of homosexuality in Russia. Mostly what I’ve been doing is trying to boost the criticisms coming from people within Russia itself,” said Daphne Shaed, Camosun College Student Society’s women’s director and community activist for LGBT rights. “I don’t think boycotting is the right way to go … we’ll take away the platform the gay and LGBT community has.” While some athletes are taking a stand for the human rights traditionally upheld in Canada, Shaed feels government and corporations should still be held accountable. “What can happen now is the people in Russia can be given the spotlight to talk about what’s going on on the ground out there,” Shaed said. “What

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights will likely be in the spotlight as Russia, a country with strict anti-gay laws, officially launches the 2014 Winter Olympics today. “I fully anticipate that some athletes will make a display of solidarity with gay people in the community of Russia,” said Tom Hawthorn, a guest lecturer with the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing. “It is hard to predict. It’s quite possible that even activists or athletes concerned about this matter may bring it to a head.” The veteran journalist’s lectures at UVic explore the history of the Olympics, and protests including those focused on Russia’s legislation banning gay “propaganda.” “The International Olympic Committee is clear that sport For an extended version of this is a human right and should story, visit vicnews.com. be available to all regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation. The Games themselves should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and of course WITH COUPON athletes,” the IOC said in a July 2013 statement after Russia implemented the law. “We would oppose ... February 11th - 15th any move that would NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. jeopardize this principle.” A number of human rights organizations worldwide are calling 9711 Fifth St. Sidney 250.656.2499 for a boycott of the www.insheepsclothing.ca 2014 Winter Olympics

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Games glitz a thin cover The Olympics are a strange beast. In the lead-up to the Games, we focus a lot of our attention on the host country and how well we think it will welcome the world. We talk about how prepared it is to host a flood of athletes, sports fans and international media in its spit-shined venues, and we learn about the social and political problems unique to that country. Then the Opening Ceremony begins and we don’t think about location again until we’re comparing their spectacle to previous host countries. The Olympics are, for all intents and purposes, an event that can be replicated anywhere there are enough sport venues and hotel rooms to accommodate the events and additional people. With that in mind, why, then, does the International Olympic Committee bestow the honour of hosting the Games on a country embroiled in human rights controversies? Any number of other countries – including bid finalists Salzburg, Austria and Pyeongchang, South Korea – could have earned the hosting duties. We remain deeply troubled by Russia’s newly implemented anti-gay laws, which allow that country to arrest or fine anyone who “promotes nontraditional sexual relations.” The IOC is governed by the Olympic Charter, which completely prohibits discrimination. IOC president Thomas Bach has repeatedly said he’s been assured by President Vladimir Putin that Russia will respect the Charter while the Games are happening. The fact those assurances are necessary should have been reason enough not to award Russia the Winter Games. But with the competition already underway, that’s a moot point. Instead, we urge our fellow Canadians to continue having an open dialogue about these injustices through the course of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Take pride in Canada’s athletes as we watch them perform in the coming weeks, but don’t get so swept up that the discrimination being perpetrated in the host country is forgotten. Canada’s notion of true patriot love must extend beyond our borders. The pride we feel on home soil from being glorious and free should be felt by the citizens of every country, especially at the Olympics, when we’re highlighting fellowship among all.

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Pipeline hearings a right for residents Last week, I applied to participate in the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline. However, I do not know whether the NEB will accept my application. The board has announced they will only accept submissions on this proposal from British Columbians who are “directly affected” by the project and tankers or have “relevant expertise.” Having grown up on the West Coast, I take issue with that assertion. Harvesting from the ocean is a vital part of my culture as a coastal person. I was taught how to catch crabs and collect shellfish as a child. My family still enjoys crabs caught off Sidney, clams from the Gulf Islands and fish caught right off Clover Point in Victoria. Sharing these experiences with my six-year-old son is very important to me. If there is an oil spill, all coastal residents stand to lose our ability to safely engage in these activities. Oil tankers on our delicate and unpredictable coast threaten salmon-bearing rivers and the wildlife and communities that depend on them, and will directly affect my family and I. I believe in the right of every concerned British Columbian to participate in this decision-making process. Anna Kemp Victoria

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Re: Climate change made simple – the solutions are trickier (vicnews. com) The trick is taking these great action items from Tom Pederson and getting politicians to take action on them. As citizens of a democracy, we need to speak up and demand that our politicians take action on climate change. At some point, we lost our connection to our representatives. They don’t hear what the people they represent are saying. Many Canadians agree that climate change should be the top priority of the government. Yet, how many environmental bills have been shot down? Will they shoot down the Climate Change Accountability Act again? Is this what they call representing their constituency? Like (climate change activist group) Citizens Climate Lobby, we should each reach out to our politicians and ask them to be serious about implementing environmental policies. Tell them that if they are truly representing their constituency, they need to take action now. No more stalling. No more delaying. No more misinformation. Make it happen. It’s your job. Amar Kumar Etobicoke, Ont.

I am delighted that various areas of Greater Victoria and Sidney will benefit from the production of Gracepoint, a remake of the highly popular British show Broadchurch. However, please tell me there will be a different ending – a different murderer. The main reason Broadchurch was so successful in the UK, apart from superb acting and photography, was that it was a genuine whodunnit. Nobody guessed who the murderer was until the very last episode. Now that we all know (or soon will from friends who cannot keep a secret) who the murderer is, just what is the point? Pauline Mills Esquimalt

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VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL -(Odeon/The Vic) The big news this week is the opening of the annual Victoria Film Festival, showcasing several dozen feature films, compendiums of short films, plus symposiums and other special events. For details, grab a brochure or check out their easy-to-use website for full details. THE MONUMENTS MEN -(Odeon/Landmark Uni 4/SilverCity/ Westshore) George Clooney directs and acts in this rousing true-life tale of an American platoon during the Second World War tasked with retrieving European art masterworks pilfered by the Nazis. With Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and John Goodman. THE LEGO MOVIE -(SilverCity/ Landmark Uni 4/Westshore) An evil LEGO tyrant plans to glue the entire universe together, and it’s up to an ordinary LEGO mini-figure to save the day. This animated romp features the vocal talents of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, and Will Ferrell. VAMPIRE ACADEMY -(SilverCity) Peaceful and mortal vampires called Morols live discreetly amongst us humans, but are being hunted by nasty, immortal vampires. Luckily, the Morols have a sexy guardian named Rose. Let the biting begin! ★★★★ 12 YEARS A SLAVE -(Odeon) This harrowing, true-life tale of a free black man in 1840s America who was kidnapped and sold into slavery is this year’s Oscar front runner. Directed by Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Brad Pitt. ★★★½ AMERICAN HUSTLE -(Odeon/SilverCity) David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) looks good to be collecting Oscar Gold for this screwball crime dramedy, loosely based on the 1970s Abscam scandal, when an FBI sting ensnared a bunch of congressman on corruption charges. This devil’s brew of messy emotions and sneaky double-crosses features a great cast that includes Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence. ★★½ AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY -(Odeon/Landmark Uni 4) A wildly dysfunctional family has an acrimonious, often venomous reunion after a funeral. Meryl Streep acts up a storm as the family matriarch, but all the shrieking and anger and emotional messiness doesn’t have much of a point. The great cast includes Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, and Dermot Mulroney. ★★★½ DALLAS BUYERS CLUB -(Odeon) Matthew McConaughey has latterly gone from laughing stock to leading actor, and is currently an Oscar fave for his role in this true-life 1980s-era story of Ron Woodroof, a redneck, homophobic rodeo rider from Texas who finds out he has contracted AIDS from wild living. Given only weeks to live, Woodroof finds out about the experimental drug AZT and comes alive as a drugsmuggling AIDS activist, helping not just himself but many other sufferers. Co-star Jared Leto is also nominated, for best supporting actor. FROZEN -(SilverCity/Westshore) As a prelude to winter comes this appealing Disney animated tale about a brave woman who sets out to rescue a kingdom trapped in eternal winter. Some of the other characters include a goofy snowman and his reindeer buddy. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. ★★★½ GRAVITY -(SilverCity) Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a harrowing, brilliantlyexecuted thriller about two astronauts aboard a space station who survive an accident only to find themselves drifting helplessly through space, with little hope of rescue or survival. Oscar loves this movie! ★★★HER -(Odeon) Most critics have loved the latest from the incomparably weird Spike Jonze

(Being John Malkovich), which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely writer who develops an intensely intimate relationship with his computer’s Siri-like operating system (voiced with beguiling sexiness by Scarlett Johansson). See review in the monthly Monday Magazine. ★★★ THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG -(SilverCity) Peter Jackson delivers three hours of fast-paced entertainment in this exciting, combat-filled and often funny account of Bilbo, Gandalf, and a bevy of bearded dwarves as they confront that terrifying, gold-hoarding dragon named Smaug (voiced by the suddenly ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch). ★ I, FRANKENSTEIN -(SilverCity/ Westshore) Aaron Eckhart stars in a truly terrible special effectsdriven fantasy thriller about how Mary Shelley’s legendary monster becomes mankind’s saviour as he teams up with angelic gargoyles (!) to battle demons ready to conquer humanity. With Bill Nighy. ★★½ JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT -(SilverCity/Westshore) A young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine, Star Trek) has to upshift from covert CIA analyst to kick-ass field agent in this high-octane thriller about a Russian plot to destroy the U.S. economy as part of a terrorist attack. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and co-starring Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, and Colm Feore. ★★ LABOR DAY -(Odeon/ Westshore) The previously credible Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) directs Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in a sudsy, occasionally laughable melodrama about a depressed single mom who has an encounter with a seemingly scary escaped convict, only to find herself falling for the hunky dude. See review online. THE NUT JOB -(SilverCity/ Westshore) So-so reviews have greeted this animated romp about a curmudgeonly squirrel who gets banished from his park and has to learn to survive in the big city -- so watch out, Maury’s Nut Store! With the vocal talents of Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, and Will Arnett. ★★★½ PHILOMENA -(Landmark Cinema 4) Oscar-nomination speculation is already swirling around Judi Dench for her performance as a woman who was forced to give up her out-of-wedlock child 50 years ago and is now determined to track him down. This surprisingly funny dramedy co-stars Steve Coogan and is directed by the great Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen). ★★RIDE ALONG -(Westshore) The jokes are raunchy and predictable in this action comedy about a fast-talking security guard who joins his cop brother-in-law-to-be on a ride along in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the man’s sister. With Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. ★★THAT AWKWARD MOMENT -(SilverCity/Westshore) Three 20-something guys who are best friends find themselves confronting a terrifying question: are their current dates just casual affairs . . . or something more? Zac Efron stars in an uninspired romcom, set amidst the hook-up generation, that clumsily blends raunchy jokes with tender feelings. See review. ★★★½ THE WOLF OF WALL STREET -(Odeon/SilverCity) Revered director Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio for this electrifyingly debauched, true-life tale of Jordan Belfort, a sleazy Wall Street stockbroker at the centre of a massive financial scandal in the 1990s. With Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, and Jon Favreau.

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a sequel. Consider yourself warned! With the vocal talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Will Forte. WADJDA -(Sun., Feb. 9: 3:00, 7:00, 9:00 & Mon., Feb. 10: 7:00, 9:00) Saudi Arabia is the last place to look for feminist films, yet nothing but praise has greeted this smart and funny crowd-pleaser about a rebellious 12-year-old girl who never met a rule she couldn’t subvert. ★★★★2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY -(Tues., Feb. 11: 7:00) Stanley Kubrick’s visionary sci-fi epic remains a landmark of cinema. Before there was the NSA, HAL was eavesdropping! MUSCLE SHOALS -(Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 12-13: 7:00, 9:15) Everyone from the Rolling Stones to Wilson Pickett have made music at this legendary Alabama recording studio, which created a unique sound that was both gritty and soulful.

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From rather ordinary to rather extraordinary Tampa, Florida – Being the best at something is an achievement, and doing it repeatedly is impressive. The Honda Civic’s 16-year streak as the best selling passenger car in Canada is nothing short of astounding. For the introduction the 2014 Civic, Honda chose usually sunny and hot Tampa, to introduce their latest update. It was sunny but anything from hot, with overnight temperatures near freezing. Honda has been improving the Civic continuously since the 7th generation model was introduced as a 2012 model. Last year, for 2013, they updated the styling, handling and interior of the 2013 model and now for 2014 they are at it again. Looks The styling focus for 2014 is on the coupe. Roughly 15 per cent of all Civics are sold as a coupe, the most dominant player in the small coupe market. Last year, this sedan received updates to the front and rear styling to help make it look more upscale and sophisticated, and this year the coupe gets a similar update to the front and back, but the changes are meant to provide a sportier look with a bit more aggression. The most aggressive version of both

addition, the front seats are very supportive and the steering wheel is low and small for a racy feel. What is new for both the sedan and this coupe is the introduction of Display Audio system that is available From fuel on the EX and Touring economy to reliability, models. This is a large iPad-like touch-screen resale value, cost design that lets the driver of ownership and access many functions Inside sportiness the 2014 from the radio to apps One of the reasons that Honda Civic is a good that piggyback off your the Civic is the best iPhone. (No Android apps selling car in Canada is choice yet but they are working the practical, yet sporty Zack Spencer on this.) This taps into the interior in both the sedan power of your phone, in and coupe. Many people, the big screen, with full including me, didn’t integration. I liked the speed and funcinitially like the split dash with the tion of the design but really missed a speedometer on the top and the tarotary dial to adjust the volume over a chometer on the bottom, but over time touch screen volume design. Yes, there this design has proven to be a winner. is a volume control on the steering I was wrong. The split design now wheel but one next to the radio would incorporates more information to see complete the package. without having to take your eyes off the road. The trip computer and other Drive functions like radio station information Honda has made one small change are just below the front window. In and one big change to help with fuel the sedan and coupe is the SI model that gets an even more forceful grille and front bumper design plus a rear spoiler and lower air diffuser. Wheel sizes have also changed with the regular coupe receiving 16-inch wheels, up from 15-inches, and the SI now bumps the size from 17-inches to 18-inches.

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economy. The small one is the exhaust system has been adjusted in both the sedan and coupe to let the engine breath better, improving horsepower slightly from 140hp to 143hp. The big change is the introduction of an inhouse continuously variable transmission (CVT), replacing the old 5-speed automatic. This actually makes this little car more drivable and might be the best CVT on the market. The car snaps away from a stop and cruises with ease on the highway, with quick changes

in the gear ratio that helps mimic a conventional automatic design. In addition, there is a sport mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel to help liven things up. Honda has done a first rate job here and their efforts have been rewarded with a six per cent improvement in city fuel economy and an overall drop from 6.2L/100km combined to 6.0L, something very hard to do with such a small car. The driving dynamics of the Civic has always been very good due to a fully independent suspension and willing engine. The 143hp is a nice match for this car and the CVT is a great complement. The 5-speed manual is a blast to drive but it could use a 6th gear on the highway, as the high-revving engine can get noisy. The steering is crisp and the car overall instills a high level of confidence. Verdict Honda admits that their Civic might not be the top choice in every reason to buy a compact car but they are near the top in all categories. From fuel economy to reliability, resale value, cost of ownership and sportiness this car is a good choice. The many improvements made to the car over the past three-model-years, has taken the Civic from rather ordinary to rather extraordinary. They know how to make a good, solid, reliable car and for 2014 things just a little bit more interesting. The Lowdown Power: 1.8L 4-cylinder with 143hp or 2.4L with 205hp Fill-up: 6.7L/5.0L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $15,690-$26,655

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Channeling your inner teenager in the snow

Picture this: You’re a teenager with a driver’s license, your wealthy parents have left you alone for the day and there has just been a huge snowfall. Your parents decided to take the SUV and the Porsche Carrera 4S is sitting all by its lonesome in the garage. All your friends are busy so you’ll need to make your own fun today. But how? The key to this stellar coupe, which generally remains under armoured guard, somehow surfaces. Then you hear a voice calling your name. You look around and wonder if you’re imagining things or if the milk you drank for breakfast had expired. You look down at the key fob and it is speaking to you. Through its German accent you decipher words like, “traction control off,” “sliding sideways,” “car control,” and the best of all, “you won’t get in trouble.” Then giddiness overcomes your body. Your eyes widen. Your smile is uncontrollable.

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Before you know it you’re nestled cozily in the heated sport driver’s seat, looking where you want to go and having the time of your life; sliding sideways on a snow and ice track in a $140,000 sports car. Life is wunderbar. The best part about this teenage dream is that it’s not a teenage dream. It’s a reality. For those wanting to learn car control on a designated ice/snow track, it’s entirely possible thanks to Porsche’s Camp4 training school.

The track’s location is less than a couple of hours drive outside of Montreal, Quebec at Mecaglisse. It’s a playground for the German automaker’s, rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S and Cayman, along with the allwheel drive 911 Carrera 4S. You’ll have the opportunity to drive all three vehicles in various parts of the facility. Whether you are learning how to control over- and

under-steer on the oval, or learning how to appropriately kick the back end out by blipping the throttle at the slalom, chances are, you’ll have a grin on your face the whole time. And if you spin out, you just keep going. The program commences with a driver’s briefing and drivers are introduced to their instructors. Proper seating position is

explained and then it’s time to hit the track. Exercises are done with two people to each car, and each Porsche is equipped with radios that are linked together. That way, the instructor can talk to you and give you pointers while they observe what’s going on. Sometimes you get praise. Sometimes you get constructive criticism. It’s just part of the process.

Classic trucks of the screen Vintage pickups and SUVs are among the hottest things in the collector car world. Not surprisingly, they are also popular on the big and small screen. Here are five fine examples. 1. 1973 Ford F-250 (The Blues Brothers): After stiffing the proprietor of Bob’s Country Bunker on a huge bar tab, Jake and Elwood Blues take off in the Bluesmobile with “The Good Ole Boys” – the country and western act that they’d impersonated at said bar – in hot pursuit. Love the shot of two angry musicians in costume glaring out the front windows of the camper shell, just before the truck winds up on its side.  2. 1967 Ford Bronco (Green Acres): The much-loved CBS

comedy featured a thennew red 1967 Ford Bronco as the official vehicle of scatter-brained county agent Hank Kimball, usually seen driven around Hooterville and the Douglas farm (minus doors and top).  For most of its run, Green Acres was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, so the Bronco’s frequent appearances were no surprise. 3. 1972 Chevrolet C-10 (Dazed and Confused): The 1993 Richard Linklater high school cult classic, set in the mid-1970s, featured what appeared to be a 1972 Chevy C-10 pickup in Cheyenne trim.  It was driven by paddle-wielding upper-classman Benny O’Donnell (played by Cole Hauser), who freshmen

The 1972 Chevy C-10 in Green Acres“Dazed and Confused” episode. Gramercy pictures pHOtO encountered at their peril. 4. 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (The Fast and the Furious): Lead actor Paul

Walker drove this very special Ford pickup. Produced by Ford’s Special Vehicles Team, the 1999 Lightning

featured a supercharged 5.4-litre V-8 that produced 360 hp. It was used as a parts getter in the first of the Fast and Furious movies.  5. 1973 Ford F-100 (The Dukes of Hazzard): Yeah, it’s a shock, there were pickup trucks featured in the Dukes of Hazzard. Uncle Jesse always seemed to have a semi-ratty white Ford pickup. Most of the time it was a ’73 F-100 but in early episodes, he could be seen with a 1968 Ford stepside pickup and in later ones, a late 1970s F-250. Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance, a leading provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at hagerty.ca.

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3-199 Atkins, $406,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Colin Gareau, 250-812-3451

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Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

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SAANICH WEST 13-4540 West Saanich Rd, $350,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

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3795 Burnside Pl, $549,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

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SAANICH PENINSULA 8880 Park Pacific Terr, $1,199,000

Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ally Guevin, 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353

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

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3675-1507 Queensbury, $359,000

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Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Gordon Lee, 250-385-2033

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1290 Eston Pl, $899,500

419 Pelican, $777,900

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Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

10410 Allbay, $346,000

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

8-2711 Jacklin, $249,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

312-10461 Resthaven Dr, $339,900 Saturday 2-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

887 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900 Sunday 2:30-4

SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

WEST SHORE 205-2747 Jacklin Rd, $255,000

Saturday 1-3 & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sandra Govender, 250-592-4422

1290 Eston Pl, $899,500 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

870 Hackamore, $1,299,900 Sunday 1-3

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Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

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

3379 Vision Way, $339,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

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214-866 Brock Ave, $259,000 Sunday 1-3

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

SOOKE 2522 Townsend, $441,000 Saturday 2-4, Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

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Looking for a detached home but don’t have enough money to make it work? For people considering becoming a landlord, there are numerous options around Greater Victoria for mortgage helper suite. The range of suites is as varied as the homes they are part of –  they run from hastily converted basements to full-feature accommodation designed and built to the B.C. building code, a.k.a. “legal suites.” In 2010, apartment dwellers Jennifer and Keith Souter found what they were looking for in the Parkdale section of the Westhills neighbourhood in Langford. The sprawling new development offered homes with various configurations of secondary suites. “With the income suite we were able to look at a full single-family dwelling,” Jennifer says. “That was appealing, to be on our own and not have to be part of a strata.” While the couple were thrilled to be building equity, the living situation was not ideal, she says. The Souters were upstairs while their tenants took the main floor. “We have a dog and we

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Keith and Jennifer Souter stand in front of their carriage home in the Westhills neighbourhood in Langford. This home, like their last one, includes an over-garage rental suite that offers them financial freedom and separation from their tenant. were always worried that they might hear us. You’re always conscious of someone sharing that space,” she says. They began looking for a housing setup that better suited their needs and found it – about 500 yards away. In July 2012 they moved into a coach house at Westhills, one with a suite above a detached garage. “We almost never see our tenant, except at rent time,” Souter says. “We feel like we’re completely separate.” Buying in a new neigh-

bourhood tailored for all manner of families – from young people breaking into the market to couples needing close accommodation for elderly parents – is just one example of how to solve the need for a suite. Realtor Kevin Sing has seen numerous such situations in his 14-plus years in the industry. While there is generally always some financial necessity to such transactions, he says, it’s not always about the mortgage helper. “(Often) it’s about helping

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family,” he says, noting suite residents can be at either end of the age spectrum, from college-age children to elderly parents. “It remains a pretty significant reason for looking for a home with a suite. Usually we’re looking for a nice suite, usually above ground.” Regardless of the reasons for searching out homes with suites, buyers should ask their realtor about the municipality’s stance on secondary accommodation, Sing says. Most jurisdictions have

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recognized the need for – and existence of – secondary suites as a way of providing affordable accommodation. And for the most part, non-registered suites are not a target for bylaw enforcement, Sing says. “Parties and parking” remain the two most common reasons people renting out suites in neighbourhoods run afoul of bylaw enforcement officers. For buyers who need the rental income to help pay their mortgage, the legal status of a suite and the complaint history are worth asking about, he adds. “If they’re relying on that income and their comfort zone is not to have to deal with a bylaw officer down the road, they probably should be looking at something that is legal or perhaps rethink their financial situation.” As with homes themselves, location is important to tenants. “It’s good to be close to a bus route, say, no more than two buses into UVic or Camosun or Royal Roads (University),” Sing says. A short walk to amenities is also appealing. While checking out prospective tenants is part of their due diligence, Souter enjoys the financial freedom the suite offers them. Not to mention the fact they’ve become part of a group of people in similar situations in the neighbourhood. “I love it, all of our friends are there,” she says. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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greglong@shaw.ca

250.384.8124

2 bed/2 bath 1100(+) sq.ft.

Sales Office: 593 Latoria Rd.

$294,000 (net GST incl.)

www.latoriacreek.com

(Construction tours at open house)

#7-614 Granrose Terrace

“The Terraces” patio homes feature: • Solid wood exterior doors • Low “E” thermally isolated glazed windows • 20 foot vaulted ceilings (“D” Style Design) • Hardwood and tile flooring • Granite countertops with undermount sinks • Open concept gourmet kitchens • Independent party walls with 1 inch separation and plywood shear walls • Double car garages • Tumbled brick driveways and private patios • Exterior genuine stone finishing • Exterior gas barbecue and water outlets • Fully landscaped, irrigated and partially fenced • Secure gated entrance

Greg Long

Open House Sat & Sun 12-3 pm

Greg Long The price of each unit includes: • Forced Air Heating System with High Efficiency Heat Pump • $8,000 Stainless Steel Appliance Package • 2” Venetian blind package • Roughed in Alarm & Vacuum Systems • Landscaping & Sprinklers, front and rear yard

greglong@shaw.ca

250.384.8124 #150-805 Cloverdale Avenue Victoria, BC V8X 2S9

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