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your life,” said 1996 inductee Neil Montgomery, who started racing at 16 thanks to a consent form signed Western Speedway’s Hall of Fame by his parents. “It’s been a race area is celebrating 30 years of recogniz- forever.” “I just remember seeing as a kid ing some of the greats of local racing, who are in turn looking back at the all these modifieds and stuff parked storied history of the track and auto on the side of the road,” said 2006 inductee Rockie Collins. “I turned 17 racing in Langford. Dave Cooper was among the first and as soon as I could got a race car.” Richard Graham, a 2007 inductee inductees entered into the Hall of as an owner, said family can Fame in 1984. Cooper play a part too, as his father started racing in 1941 at was a driver in Vancouver, the old Langford speedfirst for sport and later for way, located where Ruth profit, running rum across Kind elementary now sits. the border by boat into the “It was one of the first U.S.A. during prohibition. tracks paved in Canada,” “It’s always been there,” Cooper said. “There were Graham said. “The first (race lots of dirt tracks, but not car) I had, my mom and dad paved ones. … We had a didn’t even know I had. … I lot of fun there.” kept it in a garage about three The circuit closed Kyle Wells blocks away, I couldn’t tell down in 1949 and around anybody anything because I 1953 Western Speedway Reporting was only about 13 or someopened up, though it was thing.” a dirt track at the time. 2014 is Joe Macmurchie’s year, as Cooper went on to win big as a stock and sprint car driver in the late he is inducted into the hall of fame for 1950s and, as a plumber by trade, his work both as a driver and a crew actually did all the plumbing for West- member over the years. “It’s quite a privilege and an honern Speedway when it was built. When the Hall of Fame started up our, for sure,” Macmurchie said. “I and Cooper was announced as an grew up with a wrench in my hand. If inductee, he said it was a wonderful you asked me when I started racing, I have no idea. I raced every kind of surprise. “I was dumbfounded, I couldn’t car you can imagine, and airplanes. believe it,” he said. “It’s very nice, I’ve Anything with a motor on it.” Growing up in Cordova Bay, Macenjoyed it.” Cooper spoke to the Gazette along murchie developed a love for the with six other past and soon-to-be mechanics of vehicles, as well as for inductees from various eras of the driving as he raced the streets of Victoria. track’s history. “Driving on the street meant racing All the inductees agreed auto racing is a intrinsic part of Langford’s back then, you didn’t worry about identity and that the spirit of the com- having a race track. Drag strips and munity is in part what got them into race tracks came later.” racing in the first place. “It’s was just kind of the thing you Please see: did when you lived in Langford, all Langford a racing mecca, Page A6

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Give me an “R”! Westshore Rebels cheerleading coaches Laura Jaundrew and Carly Champoux hoist veteran mini cheerleader Ashton Fong, 7, in the air. Shyla Tenhave, 9, front, is excited to join the Rebels mini cheerleading squad this year. See story on Page A2.

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A makeshift memorial on the side of Goldstream Avenue both honours the memory of Meesha-Chan Grubisic, who died after being hit by a car on this stretch of road on February 13, and asks other drivers to slow down on what is a known trouble spot for speeding.

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The death of Meesha-Chan Grubisic on Goldstream Avenue on February 13 is prompting nearby residents to reiterate longstanding concerns over the safety of that stretch of road. The issue is not a new one and as recently as July 2012 residents expressed to the Gazette concern over the safety of the stretch of Goldstream Avenue from the Trans-Canada Highway to Leigh Road, due to speeding vehicles and blind spots. At the time West Shore RCMP described the area as “a real hot spot” for speeders. Speed is not believed to be a factor in Grubisic’s death. Police say glare from the early morning sun likely prevented the 50-year-old Kamloops driver from seeing Grubisic in time, who was on the road retrieving her dog. Mark Ward has lived on the 1200-block of Goldstream Avenue for 22 years and said residents have argued for years for traffic calming measures to be added to the road.

Ward describes himself as an avid walker who used to roam the area but, because of safety concerns, now drives to calmer areas for his strolls. “I’ve given up walking on that road; you’re dodging boats, you’re dodging trailers,” Ward said. “But kids won’t. It’s the kids coming home from school. … It’s a totally dangerous situation.” Ward’s nearby neighbour, Lynne Ferrie, doesn’t blame drivers and said it’s the city and the RCMP that need to do more to make the area safe. “We’re all guilty of it, you come off a highway and you don’t realize how fast you’re going,” Ferrie said. “I really think we’re lucky there hasn’t been more accidents.” Ward would like to see speed bumps installed along the road, but City of Langford engineering manager Michelle Mahovlich said Langford doesn’t install speed bumps on municipal streets. Working with ICBC traffic safety engineers, Mahovlich said the city’s research shows speed bumps don’t work, as people tend to accelerate aggressively

after them to make up time and speeds are not reduced overall. Mahovlich added that in Langford’s view speed bumps are also a hinderance to snow plows and emergency vehicles and create increased noise from vehicles. “The city doesn’t recommend speed bumps on any of our municipal streets,” Mahovlich said. Some changes have already affected traffic on this stretch of Goldstream Avenue and others are still planned for the future. The exit at the end of Goldstream Avenue on to the TransCanada Highway was closed off a number of years ago, which Mahovlich said decreased the amount of traffic on Goldstream significantly. Then the closing of the Spencer Road exit into Langford in 2013 increased the number of vehicles exiting onto Goldstream Avenue, by about 100 cars per day according to City of Langford traffic counts, Mahovlich said. Goldstream will be closed to traffic exiting the highway once an southbound offramp onto

the Leigh Road Interchange is built, however there is no timeline for that as the project awaits provincial funding. “We have been having ongoing discussion with the (Ministry of Transportation) for that, very recently,” Mahovlich said. “We’ve had people writing in and all those concerns have been put forward to (city) council for consideration.” The city did install a display informing drivers of how fast they’re travelling in an attempt to reduce speeding. There are no other traffic calming measures in the works for the time being. Some residents expressed scepticism over when, if ever, the Leigh Road Interchange will be complete and Goldstream Avenue closed off to the TransCanada Highway completely. In the meantime they maintain more needs to be done for safety in the immediate future. “Certainly something can be done before they build that south exit off the highway,” Ward said. “It’s a residential street with hot traffic coming down it.” kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

Family and friends of Meesha-Chan Grubisic, the woman who died after being hit by a vehicle on Goldstream Avenue, are coming together to raise funds for the future of Grubisic’s 11-year-old daughter, Ruby. Grubisic died on Thursday, Feb. 13 while trying to grab ahold of her dog. Friend Kimanda Jarzebiak said the dog, a longhaired dachshund named Sailor, had somehow slipped free and was heading across the road. Grubisic went after the dog and was hit by a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old Kamloops man who failed to see Grubisic in time to stop. The man was visibly deeply distraught following the accident. Police say glare from the early morning sun may have played a factor in the collision. Sailor, the dog, survived. “It’s just impossible to understand how someone with so much energy could be gone,” Jarzebiak said. “She was one of the most vital people you’d ever meet. Tons of energy, always happy, always on the go, always solving problems. She’s the type of person who wouldn’t think twice if you needed something.” Jarzebiak said Grubisic had a deep love for all animals, especially dogs, and even saved the life of Jarzebiak’s dog almost exactly three years prior to the day of her death. Grubisic had taken Jarzebiak’s dog for a walk and her dog slipped on some ice and broke her spine. Grubisic managed to stabilize the dog’s spine, get it breathing again and get it to an animal hospital. Her death can only be described as a “tragedy,” Jarzebiak said. Now attentions are being turned to Grubisic’s daughter. Ruby, who turns 12 next month, shares her mother’s love of animals and is currently interested in pursuing a career as a veterinarian, working with endangered animals. “What we’re trying to do is figure out how to cushion her from the loss as much as possible,” Jarzebiak said. “She’s very much like her mother, she’s very independent and intelligent and strong willed.” Jarzebiak has been involved in setting up a YouCaring.com account for anyone wishing to donate money to Ruby. At the time of writing $20,529 had been raised. To donate visit youcaring.com and search for “Honouring Meesha, Helping Ruby.” kwells@goldstreamgazette.com


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Board Chair Lindalee Brougham, on behalf of the Victoria Airport Authority Board of Directors, invites the public to attend the VAA’s Airport Consultative Committee Meeting 7:30 am, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa – Harbour Room 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, BC Continental Breakfast will be served Charla Huber/News staff

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Put down your paddle and start tapping keys if you want to bid in the Metchosin Services Auction. The Metchosin Community Association is hosting its annal auction this month. The online bidding starts March 1 and will run until March 26. The big finale of the monthlong event is the live auction March 28 at the Metchosin Community House. There are 50 service providers entered in the auction offering services including roofing, chicken coop design and home decluttering. The online bids are then used as the starting bids for the live

auction. The online portion of the auction has been the most popular way of bidding and many online bidders have acquired the services they’ve bid on. “The purpose of the services auction is to raise awareness and to support business providing services in the community and in the region,” said Ron Tenove, chair of the auction. Even though the auction is hosted by the Metchosin Community Association, the service providers are from across the West Shore and the auction is open to anyone within Greater Victoria. The businesses participating in the auction have donated their services and all the money raised will go towards the

Metchosin Community Association. The money is used to cover operating costs for the Metchosin Community House and to subsidize programs. “We’ve run out of the grant money to keep the parents and tots program going,” said Betty Hildreth, MCA board member, adding some of the funds generated will be used to help keep the long-time program running. Last year the auction generated $4,000 and the association is hoping to bring in the same amount this year. To check out the auction items or begin bidding go to metchosincommunityhouse. com.

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B.C. teachers will vote on another mandate to strike March 4-6, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker said Tuesday. “Unreasonable proposals” from the province’s negotiating team include wage increases lower than what other public sector unions have received, and a continued refusal to put class size and special needs support limits back into the contract, Iker told a news conference in Vancouver. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said wage negotiations “have to start somewhere” and after a year of bargaining, the BCTF has yet to present a wage demand. He declined to provide specifics of the government offer, but said classroom conditions are on the negotiating table. “Clearly we’re at the table with class size and composition,” Fassbender said. “Our negotiators presented a package of proposals. We are still waiting to see the full proposal, including the wages, from the BCTF.” Iker confirmed the union has not yet made a wage proposal, after a year of negotiations to replace a contract that expired in June 2013. The

union described the government’s offer as a 0.5 per cent increase on ratification, not retroactive to the past year, making three years with no increase. “The proposal is followed by another zero for 2014-15 school year and then various ones and point fives over the next four years,” the BCTF said in a statement. Iker said any strike action would be phased in, and would not immediately include forcing teachers to stop extra-curricular volunteer work, withholding report cards or walking off the job. Peter Cameron, appointed last year as chief negotiator for B.C.’s 60 school boards, said Tuesday he is surprised the union is going to a strike vote without tabling its complete position. There have been hints at the bargaining table that the BCTF has an “extreme” wage demand, he said. Cameron said the BCTF has characterized the public school system as being in “free fall,” when in fact completion rates have improved over the 12 years when class size and support have been in dispute. “The graduation rate for special needs kids, for aboriginal kids, has gone up dramatically since 2001,” Cameron said. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Four escape from structure fire Four people escaped from a fire at a townhouse in Belmont Park on Monday night. The fire broke out in the home in the 600block of Galiano Crescent with four people inside. The residents smelled smoke and found a fire in a rear bedroom. The door to the room was closed before the two adults and two children left the home. Colwood and View Royal firefighters arrived and managed to contain the fire to the room and extinguish it. The View Royal/Colwood Emergency Social Services team provided emergency housing to the family. The fire is under investigation, with assistance from military police. There is no estimate yet on the cost of the damage.

In a statement to the media, Fire Chief Paul Hurst said closing the door to the bedroom where the fire was located was the key to limiting the blaze. “Had he left the door open, damage would have been worse,” Hurst wrote. Monday’s snow also kept View Royal Fire Rescue busy, as members attended six vehicle collisions with injuries, four medical emergencies, a hazardous materials spill and several hydro and weather related calls.

JDF curlers bring home bronze Juan de Fuca curlers Bailey Tinkler, skip, Jordan Koster, third, Sydney Brilz, second, and Julia Kresse, lead,w brought home bronze medals from the B.C. winter games in Mission, B.C, Feb. 21-23. The West Shore team was the only team to go undefeated during the round robin play, but lost in the semi final sending them to the bronze medal game.

Awards cap Black History month Five individuals who have worked to promote inclusion for blacks in Greater Victoria are being honoured for their actions. The Black History Month Recognition Awards happen tonight (Feb. 28) at 5 p.m. at the Vertigo Lounge in the University of Victoria’s Student Union Building. The stated aim of the awards program is to honour “distinguished residents of Victoria and surrounding cities who have made significant contributions to the social, political, religious, intellectual, and

economic development of blacks in Victoria.” Honourees include UVic human rights education advisor Moussa Magassa, B.C. Black History Awareness Society volunteer members Ron Nicholson and Valin Marshall, Wontanara Drum and Dance founder Mohammed Duranteau and Victoria Ska Fest founder Dane Roberts. The all-ages gala is open to the public by donation. For more information, call Boma Brown at 250-858-6576 or email vaccsociety@ gmail.com.

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Coming together to face tragedy When Meesha-Chan Grubisic was struck by a car and killed on Goldstream Avenue on Feb. 13, the event had a ripple effect throughout Langford and the West Shore. The Goldstream News Gazette heard about the crash minutes after it happened from a concerned resident calling in. The stories we have written have been read, shared and commented on, through letters and online, by readers who have been touched and shocked by the incident. A makeshift roadside memorial is evidence of friends, family and neighbours banding together. It’s message, to “Slow down,” a plea from locals to those passing through to help prevent another loss. More than $20,000 and counting has been gathered in donations from people wanting to help Grubisic’s 11-year-old daughter Ruby as she faces a tough road ahead without her mom. Surrounding homeowners are also reacting to the situtation, coming together yet again to bring attention to concerns they have over safety on the stretch of road where Grubisic was killed. Going by what the police say, it seems unlikely any traffic calming solutions would have prevented the collision which killed Grubisic. She was in the middle of the road, chasing down her dog, while the driver was likely momentarily blinded by the sun’s glare as he came over the crest of a hill. It was the wrong place, the wrong time for both, and both are victims. Anyone who saw the driver that day knows this to be true. Yet even if nothing could have been done to prevent this accident, that doesn’t mean nothing should be done to prevent others. Anyone who has driven off of the Trans-Canada Highway onto Goldstream Avenue knows how easy it is to speed there, despite the 40 km/h drop in speed limit, followed shortly after by another 20 km/h decline. Speeding traffic, a lack of sidewalks, shoulders covered in parked cars and children walking to and from school create a potentially leathal combination in the area. Langford says speed bumps are not the best method to slow down traffic, but surely there are other options to explore. And, yes, there are safety concerns on many other stretches of road in the same community, but here we see an organized group of residents, coming together, committed to find a solution. We hope they continue to champion their cause and that the city manages to find a way to work with them, in the spirit of community which so evidently prevails.

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Don’t sacrifice our uniqueness Re: Amalgamation would solve woes of the tradespeople (Letters, Feb. 21) The concerns expressed by the contractor are actually a good example of why amalgamation is not needed. As he noted, Saanich has a great system for booking inspectors, while other municipalities are struggling to have an efficient system. The need is therefore not to amalgamate, which would increase the tax burdens on citizens, but to expect better provisions of services from our municipalities. After all, if Saanich can do it, so can Oak Bay or Victoria. Bringing the faulty programs from other areas will reduce the overall quality of those systems that have been perfected by competent jurisdictions. On the matter of building codes, if citizens are upset that some houses need rain screens and others do not, there is no reason why the affected homeowners could not apply to their municipalities to make the mandatory changes. With amalgamation, citizens would be forced into costly renovations as requirements could become the same across the Capital Region. That simply is not fair. Yes, having multiple codes makes things confusing for some, but it

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adds to the overall characteristics of each municipality. North Saanich would not be the same with streetlights to lose the stars in. Oak Bay would not feel the same if an amalgamated government decided to cull the deer. Let’s ask better of our municipal councils rather than giving up the feel of our communities. Emma Kirkpatrick Saanich

Greater penalties needed for distracted drivers Since distracted driving is deemed as dangerous as impaired driving, it is commendable that police are stepping up efforts to nab people who are using handheld communication devices while driving. Unfortunately, these efforts are proving to be in vain, because the punishment does not fit the crime. After all, the police do not issue $167 tickets to impaired drivers then send them driving off on their merry way. Accordingly, the penalty for drivers caught talking on a cellphone or texting should be a choice of either having their communication device seized or their driver’s licence suspended

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Reader questions B.C. Liberals’ math After hearing, ad nauseam, the Liberals trumpet their “boring, balanced budget,” I have question just how balanced it actually is. If the Liberals had to add $3 million to the debt, it seems to me the budget had a $3 million deficit. Of course, that is just just me doing my sums the way I was taught in grade school. Probably the Liberals have some super mathematics equation that explains how adding $3 million to the debt isn’t actually a deficit budget. Maybe they think if they say “balanced” enough times we won’t question the $3 million bump to the debt? Salome Waters Saanich ••• Let your voice be heard. Send your thoughts to editor@ goldstreamgazette.com

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Colwood’s Church of the Advent (510 Mount View Avenue) will be hosting the World Day of Prayer at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, bringing together six local churches for a common day of prayer. The original event, which holds the motto “Informed prayer and prayerful action,” was started by women in Canada and the U.S.A. in 1922. The ecumenical event is now observed in 170 countries. The actual Day of Prayer is March 6 but this event is on the weekend morning so those who work and those who can’t drive at night can all attend.

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Rugby is making a resurgence at Belmont secondary school, with 2014 the first in many years the school has been able to offer both boys and girls sevens rugby teams. This is the second year Belmont has been able to field a team in the South Island Girls Rugby Sevens League, consisting of secondary schools in the area. Last year about 10 teams took part and this year it looks as though the league will be up to 11. Coach Darrell Doerkson hopes there will be an opportunity to play North Island and Lower Mainland teams this year, but Belmont will have to qualify for that. “We’re hoping to eventually build it back up to a 15s league, but right now we had good success last year and we’re hoping this year will be a good success as well,” Doerkson said. “It’s very much fledgling right now.” One of last year’s captains, Miranda Llewellyn, Grade 11, scrum-half, said she’s looking forward to seeing what the team can achieve this year after its fairly impressive start last season. “I just kind of like how you have to be very physical in the game and how you have to use different

aspects of sport, so agility and speed and aggression,” Llewellyn said. “I definitely urge other girls to come and try it.” “It’s a great workout, it’s a different type of sport than maybe what they’re used to,” Doerkson said. “There are definitely some girls that like to rough it up a little bit, get dirty. I think it’s serving a need for those girls that want to play a tougher type sport that’s not basketball or soccer.” The boys rugby sevens program is coming back from a two-year

hiatus, with coach and vice principal Mike Huck reinstating the program. “It’s one of those games you can play for the rest of your life,” Huck said. “It takes (brings together) all those good things about school: partnership, community, hard work, fitness. And it’s a lot of fun.” Huck said he’s coaching a “stacked” team this year, with many of the Belmont Bulldogs football players playing double duty on the rugby team. “It speaks volumes

of the way Belmont has approached athletics and made athletics such an important part of the school. Now we’re getting kids who are really fit and good athletes wanting to try new sports.” Rugby Canada, located just up the road from Belmont, has been supportive of the program, Doerkson said, with some players running clinics for the teen players and some equipment being donated. “It’s not a formal partnership but the rugby community will come together and

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The Victoria Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada is hosting a dinner at the Royal Colwood golf course on Saturday, March 1. The 14th annual Kidneys on the Move will feature dinner, an auction and music bingo, all for a $65 ticket. Call Maureen at 250-4786658 or Colin at 250415-5521 for tickets. Funds raised go towards helping cover accommodation and travel expenses for those receiving kidney transplants. The World Kidney Day Walk will be held March 13, with participants meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s pharmacy (1952 Bay St.). The 30-minute walkheads down Fort Street to Foul Bay Road, ending back at the hospital. Free registration includes a T-shirt. Call 250-478-6658 or email victoriakidneyfoundation@hotmail.com.

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Garrison tables killer whales bill Randall Garrison, Esquimalt and Juan de Fuca MP, tabled petitions that called on parliament to save 81 southern resident killer whales. “I received overwhelming support from my riding and I am still hoping to receive a similar response from the government given that there is new money in Budget 2014 to implement

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Tugging at the tails of top selling trucks If there is one segment of the auto business that takes dynamite to get people to change brands, it’s the full-size pickup truck category, I’m sure most of us know of someone who is a “Ford guy” or The Tundra is “Chevy diehard” owner, even as capable as and getting him or her to move to a new many of the domestic truck would be almost brands but in some impossible. ways it still has a way It wasn’t until the last to go to truly be an Toyota Tundra was introduced in 2007 that alternative to Ford, Toyota was a real conGM and Ram. tender. That 2007 Tundra and this refreshed 2014 Zack Spencer model are designed, engineered and even built in America, helping to pull loyal domestic buyers away. The Tundra is even as capable as many of the domestic brands but in some ways it still has a way to go to truly be an alternative to Ford, GM and Ram.

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is a step up from the lower trims but not nearly as supple and luxurious as the new batch of interiors from Ram and GM. Those trucks, in particular, have almost luxury-sedan interiors that make the driver forget they are in a truck. The Tundra, in comparison, is a bit stark, featuring a hard, simple plastic dash and door pieces that don’t compare. The centre screen is smaller than many competitors are, and the screen embedded in the instrument cluster is small. What has been improved is the overall layout of the centre console. The back seat is massive and flips up with just one hand to make room for interior storage. I found the last Tundra to have a very high seating position that limited headroom. This new 2014 seems to have a better seating position, no longer crimping headroom for taller drivers. Drive Powering the Tundra are two V8 gasoline engines. The base model has a 4.6L V8 with 310hp and 327 lb.-ft. of torque. The larger 5.7L has 381hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. This is one area that the Toyota cannot compete; there is no V6 offered and no diesel (Ram only), which the domestic makers do offer. By limiting the available engine options and not having a heavy-duty model that will certainly diminish the

number of domestic buyers willing to give Tundra a try. On the road, I was surprised at just how rough the ride is in comparison to the all-new GM trucks, which really are like driving a big sedan. I would also place the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 a very close second in ride comfort. The Tundra is choppy on rough roads and the noise level is on the high side. Toyota claims to have improved ride quality on this refreshed 2014 model but I am not a fan of the ride. Verdict The Tundra is a capable truck. When equipped it can tow up to 4760 kg, which is on the high side in this class. What surprised me the most was the real “trucky” ride. I have had extensive seat time in all three domestic brands over the past year and I have to say that they are best sellers for a reason – the refinement is rather dramatic. The Lowdown Power: 4.6L V8 with 310hp or 5.7L V8 with 381hp Fill-up: 15.8L/11.0L/100km (city/highway 5.6L) Sticker price: $26,750-$54,000 zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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The T5-equipped wagon is a smooth operator in performance and ride …

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the performance of the four-cylinder configuration will equal their big brothers by using such technologies as direct fuel injection, turbocharging, supercharging and . . . electrification. Here in the Great White North, just the two gas engines will be offered initially – the new turbocharged T5 pumps out 240 horsepower, while the turbo’ed and supercharged T6 adds another 62 horses. For now, only that pair of four-cylinder Drive-E gasoline engines will initially be offered in Canada. The base front-wheel-drive V60 T5, with a new eightspeed automatic transmission, will set you back $39,800. Volvos have never been cheap. The other three Sportswagons will continue to use existing powerplants, six-speed automatic transmissions and Haldex all-wheel-drive systems. However, I got much more seat time in the V60 and S60 (S60 with T5 $37,750. T6 $42,850), taking in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Valley of Fire state park and Red Rock Canyon. The T5-equipped wagon is a smooth operator in perfor-

mance and ride. And while you won’t burn rubber at the green light, it will take off when necessary . . . not that we got any chance to pass in the low speed limit state park. Volvo says it will hit 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds if given the lead foot treatment. (The T6 in sedan tells a slightly racier story. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating but only a little and I look forward pressing the pedal to the metal where I can legally do so.) The T5 fuel economy ratings fare well in comparison with the market competition – 9.4/6.3/8.1 L/100km (city/hwy/combined). These numbers are squeezed out of the power plant with the help of the standard engine stop/start system and the efficient new eight-speed transmission, which slips into a neutral coasting mode when you lift your foot off the gas. Inside, the instrument panel stretches the span of the car and features an attractive floating centre console, which mixes good looks with functionality. Swedes are safety conscious, of course, and that means lane change, cross traffic, blind spot warnings and alerts. The front seating is comfortable if a little soft on a long drive. Rear seating ditto and headroom is good despite the coupe-style slope of the rear. A good view of the road fore, aft and side is enjoyed by all. Great stowage room in the rear. The 40/20/40 split second row folds flat to provide enough space to move a small apartment’s furniture. Just kidding but you get the picture. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

Virux Viral Infections

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Inflammexx

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People write us it helps with all types of inflammation: < For the last 7-8 years I had inflammation in my spine L4 & L5, back and neck muscles that was unbearable and almost crippled me. After starting #70 for 30 days it gave me relief like a miracle. Most pain has disappeared and I can function again. Heather Tremblay, 53, Medicine Hat, AB < Had “Charlie horses” bumps on my legs that were very painful. I tried everything. After taking #70 the bumps diminished and I had no more pain. Mary Griego, 67, Tijeras, NM <I had shingles for 30 years. After taking #70 for my shingles I discovered it also relieved my frozen shoulders. I can now raise my arms above my head, exercise and do all work again. I am ecstatic. Lovorn M. Bowe, 60, Roanoke, VA <Big difference in chronic nerve pain I suffered for 15 years all over my body, especially sciatica, osteoporosis, gout. I had great relief within 1 week. Cecile Sager, 69, Verner, ON <Inflamed achilles tendon relief in 2 weeks. I am back on the court playing basket #70 ball. Inflammexx is amazing. Alan R. Spady, 67, Bothell, WA

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4X4

RANGER SPORT

ISLAND

2012 FORD

F250 XLT CRC

Supercab, A/C, perfect Island vehicle! Stk #D15450

11,374

28,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD

LOW KMS

2008 FORD

CHEAP

FUSION TITANIUM

2013 & just 23,700kms? Like-new for you! Stk #D15772

27,798

F

F150

26,299

2010 FORD

EFFICIEN

EDGE SEL AWD

T!

2002 FORD

CLASSIC

!

RANGER

RANGER SPORT E/C

!

This AWD Edge impresses easily! Stk #V15858

A/C, rear slide window, SuperCab! Stk #D15576A

$

$

This body style is rare to find! Stk #P14523B

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

13,877

27,989 2012 FORD

REG CA

B

2011 FORD

EFFICIEN

F150 XL R/C

T!

TOUGH!

FIESTA SES

XL Reg Cabs are rare! Come see! Stk #S15915

Heated seats, ambient lighting, ultra efficient! Stk #D15761A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

22,799

4,998

$

2008 FORD

F350

LEADER

2013 FORD

!

FOCUS SE

COMFOR T!

F350 SUPER DUTY

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

32,477

Stk #F15951

24,299

$

2010 FORD

G!

ESCAPE XLT

READY TO GO!

2012 FORD

F150 XLT S/CREW

Stk #V15934

2011 FORD

OFFICE

!

ESCAPE XLT

S!

Stk #F16006

18,299

$

AWD

2012 FORD

FOCUS TITANIUM

2003 FORD

BARGAIN

!

BLUE!

FOCUS SE

2010 FORD

ISLAN VEHICL D E!

BEAUTY

LA

BEST P

2008 FORD

!

F150

SuperCab 4x4 FX-4! What a beauty! Stk #C15878

15,949

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD

RANGER SPORT E/C

2008 FORD

SUPERCA

F150 EX/CAB

B!

This SuperCab is priced to MOVE! Stk #D15746A

17,949

$

16,689

F250 SUPER DUTY

ESCAPE XLT

OPTION

Y!

FOCUS TITANIUM

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

!

2007 FORD

F150 XL R/C

FRESH

!

Stk #D15689A

7,999

FREESTYLE SEL

The Freestyle set the trend! Family super vehicle! Stk #D15655A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

EVERYTHIN

2011 FORD

G!

ESCAPE XLT

Stk #C16011

F350 SUPER DUTY

COMMERC

FUN!

2003 FORD

EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

Stk #F16005

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15979

23,744

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

DEAL!

2002 FORD

RANGER Stk #X15927B

4,999

$

Stk #D15736A

7,499

$

E250 ECONOLINE $

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

2012 FORD

IAL!

Stk #V15968

$

17,925

$

2012 FORD

6,999

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

29,499

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2005 FORD

FAMILY!

23,799

R/C LB

20,777

$

FLEX LIMITED Leather, multi-view moonroof, woodgrain! Fantastic combo! Stk #D15478A

Stk #D15958

2013 FORD

S!

2011 FORD

CAPABILIT

Ex cab, long box, broken in too! Stk #C15941

17,899

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

PEPPY!

2012 FORD

FOCUS SEL

PLUSH

!

Stk #D15978A

16,789

26,334

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 FORD

$

18,498

Stk #D15630C1

$

F150 XLT TRITON

$

12,799

Stk #C16012

$

2007 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Manual 4x4 with A/C! Amazing deal! Stk #X15855

2003 FORD

D!

Stk #D15530A

2013 FORD

Stk #D15980

F150 XLT S/CREW SB

ECOboost means economy, towing and power! Stk #D15866

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18,964

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FUSION SPORT AWD

RARE!

F150

QUALIFIE

CROWN VICTORIA LX

4,999

$

27,488

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18,299

Stk #D15752A

$

2010 FORD

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FEATURE

RANGER

18,668

28,779

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2002 FORD

B.C. only! No accidents! Feature vehicle! Stk #D15773

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

30,777

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15437

$

15,799

$

!

FLEX SEL

11,949

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

5,499

CHEAP

2013 FORD

BC CAR

$

$

$

Stk #T15701

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

CAMPIN

ESCAPE XLT

Stk #V15947

17,999

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Classic 4x4 with all the amenities! Stk #V15842

2013 FORD

WARRANT Y!

The police drive it for a reason, safety! Stk #C15942

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

G!

L!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

EVERYTHIN

POWERFU

7,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

POWER HOUSE!

2006 FORD

RANGER SPORT E/C

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

13,688

Long box, time to haul & work! Stk #V15910

12,937

$

FUSION TITANIUM

$

$

2012 FORD

SAVE!! $13,501

36,888

$

MSRP WAS $50,389

2013 FORD

F

Tried & true, the Ranger is Canada’s compact! Stk #D15426A

MUSTANG GT

Spring is almost here and this 2014 dream convertible GT is over $10,000 off the original sticker price! Leather, auto, BC only, why go new? Stk #C16145 NEW CAR

27,998

Of course, YOUR new Mustang is RED! Stk #X15887

$

34,778

$

MOONROO

Pushbutton start! Power moonroof! Priced to MOVE! Stk #C15828

2006 FORD

MUSCLE

Mustang GT

It’s time to pull the trigger and get yourself a GT Mustang, make this summer your best one yet! This Mustang has a glass roof and LOTS of warranty remaining! Stk #V16144

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

20,677

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Mustang GT Convertible

2014 FORD

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2014 FORD

AWD, EcoBoost TURBO! Plush and peppy! Stk #D15749

MULT DIMENSIO I NAL

FOCUS TITANIUM

$

15,698

2013 FORD

E!

2013 FORD

MOONROO

EcoBoost, Trailer Brake, Tow Mirrors, get some! Stk #D15654A

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD

T

This F-250 is way too inexpensive, GET MORE! Stk #D15809

$

VERSATIL

ECOBOOS

F250 ! SUPER DUTY

19th

R

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

INDUSTRY LEADING 155 POINT INSPECTIONS WE HAVE 12 LENDERS AND 450 VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM GET THE CREDIT AND THE VEHICLE YOU WANT

Long box, SuperCrew, take the whole family! Stk #D15653

$

SAVE!! $12,301

18th

BC CA

Not exactly as shown

NEW CAR MSRP WAS $47,089

75 FORD IN-STOC S MUST G K O!!!

BEST P LA

LA

BEST P

2008 FORD

PRICES GOOD FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! FABULOUS FORD FRIDAY!

VICTORIA NEWS

R YEA

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

SAVE NDS A S U O H T EW! OVER N

1

$

2013 FORD

FUSION TITANIUM AWD

NO-BRAINER

2005 FORD

!

F150 XLT

FUNKY

$

2005 FORD

!

F150

INSPIRIN

G!

Stk #D15876A

10,890

$

Stk #C16083

12,180

Stk #C16029

28,269

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2007 FORD

MUSTANG Stk #D15334A

10,778

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

WORK

!

2006 FORD

E250 ECONOLINE Stk #D16087

10,778

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

PINNACL

2012 FORD

E!

FOCUS SEL

PERFECTIO

Stk #F16097

17,959

$

ESCAPE SEL

MUSCL

E!

Stk #V16110

29,991

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 FORD

F350 SUPER DUTY Stk #X16125

19,310

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

2013 FORD

N!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

www.galaxymotors.net

E HICL VE

SAVE!! $18,691

D

27,893

$

MSRP WAS $46,179

Voted

Best City

of the

VICTORIA NEWS

17th

BUY A U SE TO

2013

B.C. only, no accidents! This 2013 Ford Flex drives like a car and is loaded with options, you have to come take a drive, you’ll fall in love! NEW CAR Stk #D15982

VICTORIA NEWS

16th

1

Best City

of the

CE

R YEA

Flex SEL

Voted

E HICL VE

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FOR WHAT WE WANT!

2013 FORD

D

SAVE!! $15,475

3.99%

1

BUY A U SE TO

2012

37,974

MSRP WAS $53,449

FROM

WE CAN HELP YOU GET APPROVED

Best City

of the

CE

R YEA

This 2013 Ford Explorer is LOADED with options! Forget what you used to know about the Explorer, it’s a whole new era and one that SAVES NEW CAR you money on fuel! Stk #D15957

!

LOTS WARRA OF NTY

Voted

2011

Explorer Limited $

BC CA NO ACCID R ENTS

LOADED!

2013 FORD

NO PROBLEM!

VICTORIA NEWS

TRADES WELCOME PAID FOR OR NOT

RATES

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Best City

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PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL MARCH 6, 2014

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Voted

2010

YOUR ISLAND’S FIRST CREDIT CHOICE

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LA

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STEAL!

2007 FORD

FUSION SEL

SOLD

ROOM

Stk #X16129

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD

Y!

EDGE LIMITED Stk #V16090

20,989

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FUN!

2010 FORD

EDGE SPORT

BEAUTY

Stk #T15682

27,997

$

F150 XL S/CREW Stk #D15631

26,799

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

2012 FORD

!

MSRP’s were provided by www.inventory.ford.com

DL #30897


4X4

RANGER SPORT

ISLAND

2012 FORD

F250 XLT CRC

Supercab, A/C, perfect Island vehicle! Stk #D15450

11,374

28,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD

LOW KMS

2008 FORD

CHEAP

FUSION TITANIUM

2013 & just 23,700kms? Like-new for you! Stk #D15772

27,798

F

F150

26,299

2010 FORD

EFFICIEN

EDGE SEL AWD

T!

2002 FORD

CLASSIC

!

RANGER

RANGER SPORT E/C

!

This AWD Edge impresses easily! Stk #V15858

A/C, rear slide window, SuperCab! Stk #D15576A

$

$

This body style is rare to find! Stk #P14523B

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

13,877

27,989 2012 FORD

REG CA

B

2011 FORD

EFFICIEN

F150 XL R/C

T!

TOUGH!

FIESTA SES

XL Reg Cabs are rare! Come see! Stk #S15915

Heated seats, ambient lighting, ultra efficient! Stk #D15761A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

22,799

4,998

$

2008 FORD

F350

LEADER

2013 FORD

!

FOCUS SE

COMFOR T!

F350 SUPER DUTY

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

32,477

Stk #F15951

24,299

$

2010 FORD

G!

ESCAPE XLT

READY TO GO!

2012 FORD

F150 XLT S/CREW

Stk #V15934

2011 FORD

OFFICE

!

ESCAPE XLT

S!

Stk #F16006

18,299

$

AWD

2012 FORD

FOCUS TITANIUM

2003 FORD

BARGAIN

!

BLUE!

FOCUS SE

2010 FORD

ISLAN VEHICL D E!

BEAUTY

LA

BEST P

2008 FORD

!

F150

SuperCab 4x4 FX-4! What a beauty! Stk #C15878

15,949

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD

RANGER SPORT E/C

2008 FORD

SUPERCA

F150 EX/CAB

B!

This SuperCab is priced to MOVE! Stk #D15746A

17,949

$

16,689

F250 SUPER DUTY

ESCAPE XLT

OPTION

Y!

FOCUS TITANIUM

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

!

2007 FORD

F150 XL R/C

FRESH

!

Stk #D15689A

7,999

FREESTYLE SEL

The Freestyle set the trend! Family super vehicle! Stk #D15655A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

EVERYTHIN

2011 FORD

G!

ESCAPE XLT

Stk #C16011

F350 SUPER DUTY

COMMERC

FUN!

2003 FORD

EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

Stk #F16005

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15979

23,744

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

DEAL!

2002 FORD

RANGER Stk #X15927B

4,999

$

Stk #D15736A

7,499

$

E250 ECONOLINE $

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

2012 FORD

IAL!

Stk #V15968

$

17,925

$

2012 FORD

6,999

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

29,499

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2005 FORD

FAMILY!

23,799

R/C LB

20,777

$

FLEX LIMITED Leather, multi-view moonroof, woodgrain! Fantastic combo! Stk #D15478A

Stk #D15958

2013 FORD

S!

2011 FORD

CAPABILIT

Ex cab, long box, broken in too! Stk #C15941

17,899

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Not exactly as shown

PEPPY!

2012 FORD

FOCUS SEL

PLUSH

!

Stk #D15978A

16,789

26,334

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 FORD

$

18,498

Stk #D15630C1

$

F150 XLT TRITON

$

12,799

Stk #C16012

$

2007 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Manual 4x4 with A/C! Amazing deal! Stk #X15855

2003 FORD

D!

Stk #D15530A

2013 FORD

Stk #D15980

F150 XLT S/CREW SB

ECOboost means economy, towing and power! Stk #D15866

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18,964

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FUSION SPORT AWD

RARE!

F150

QUALIFIE

CROWN VICTORIA LX

4,999

$

27,488

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18,299

Stk #D15752A

$

2010 FORD

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FEATURE

RANGER

18,668

28,779

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2002 FORD

B.C. only! No accidents! Feature vehicle! Stk #D15773

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

30,777

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15437

$

15,799

$

!

FLEX SEL

11,949

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

5,499

CHEAP

2013 FORD

BC CAR

$

$

$

Stk #T15701

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

CAMPIN

ESCAPE XLT

Stk #V15947

17,999

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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rare few land a job in an office with 60,000 specimens from 500 million years of earth history, where learning a dozen languages amidst the study of global cultures doesn’t seem like that big of a deal and flights are the perfect opportunity to write books. Jack Lohman, the CEO of the Royal B.C. Museum and author of Museums at the Crossroads?, a collection of essays examining the role of the cultural institutions, is one of them. “Part of my job is running a museum, but you also spend a lot of your time thinking,” Lohman says, on the phone from an engagement in Ottawa. “You meet people, you look at objects and you think about the opportunities and the potential. This is about those sorts of choices that come out of that sort of thinking. Nothing beats writing things down. You start having to articulate where you want to go.” Lohman is optimistic about that destination, buoyed by the company of museum directors in B.C. who share his vision for partnership and collaboration. The book, written largely during his time spent traveling, also provided an opportunity to put Canadian museums in context with the rest of the world and their value in terms of the educational health of the country. “I take on projects that have the potential to advance the rest of the world, or in some way shape the world. We feel the RBCM is one of those rare treaSaturday, March 15th 10:00 am - Noon. sures, not only because of its size, but it’s also This fun and interactive workshop presents you with facts, the scope and the depth that make this such an tools and tips to take the stress out of your upcoming move. immensely interesting, Free workshop led by Professional Move manager, fascinating project.” When Lohman first Anney Ardiel of Act Together Moving Services. came to the museum A $100 value offer. Complimentary lunch will be served. from his post as director of the Museum of 2800 Blanshard Street, Victoria London in 2012 to lead a $40-million redevelopment, he was taken aback by the volume of collections at RBCM, far from working to their full potential for the museum, he says. We will pay for Collections such as your Move Into 1,200 works by Emily Assisted Living. Carr, as well as her writy apply. ings and sketch books – Some restrictions ma none of which were on display – and a massive, five-million-piece photographic collection, are among its little-known Call Margo to reserve your space marvels. 250.419.6807 “What I’m doing immediately is getting them out working for us. They’re going to London. They’re going to the (Art Gallery of Ontario) in Toronto. Tokyo. Quebec. We’re going to build an Emily A Retirement Concepts Community Carr gallery. It’s ridiculous with that collecwellesleyvictoria.com tion we’ve got nothing

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★★★★ 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) 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

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weekend current dates just casual affairs . . . or something more? Zac Efron stars in an uninspired romcom, set amidst the hookup generation, that clumsily blends raunchy jokes with tender feelings. ★★★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. ★½ WINTER’S TALE -(Odeon/ Landmark Uni 4/Westshore) Despite some good intentions (and good actors like Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe) this fantastical tale of time travel, romance and spirituality is astonishingly bad and phony.

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Cinecenta at UVic screens its films in the Student Union Building. Info: 721-8365. cinecenta.com. ★★★★ BLUE JASMINE -(Fri., Feb. 21 3:00, 7:00, 9:00) Cate Blanchett is a leading Oscar contender for her role as an emotionally fragile woman struggling to recover after her life as a glamorous socialite gets turned upside down. Complete with a great cast, this is one of Woody Allen’s best films. Ever. THE CROODS -(Sat.-Sun., Feb. 22-23: 1:00 matinees) A prehistoric family taking an unexpected “road trip” into a magical land is the plot of this whimsical animated charmer (which got great reviews). With the vocal talents of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds. ★★★★ 20 FEET FROM STARDOM -(Sat., Feb. 22: 3:00, 7:10, 9:00) The lives of talented but nearly anonymous back-up singers in some of the biggest bands in the world are explored in a marvellous, Oscar-nominated documentary that includes archival footage and interviews. Featuring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton . . . and slightly more famous performers like David Bowie, Sheryl Crow, Mick Jagger, and Ray Charles. Anyone who enjoys Motown and R&B will love this ravishing showcase of full-throttle singing. THE GREAT BEAUTY -(Sun., Feb. 23: 3:00, 6:30, 9:10 & Mon.-Fri., Feb. 24-28: 6:30, 9:10) Nothing but raves have greeted this Oscar-nominated Italian film that celebrates the city of Rome in a complex and artistic manner that has earned comparisons with Rome, Open City and La Dolce Vita.

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The Vic Theatre is located at 808 Douglas Street. Info: thevic.ca PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER -(Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 21-27: 7:00) The court cases involving the feminist anti-Putin punk-rock protesters who were sent to jail under barbaric circumstances are portrayed in this HBO documentary. VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD -(Fri.-Sat., Feb. 21-22: 9:00 & Sun., Feb. 23: 4:00 matinee) A tiny village in northwest Greenland is the setting for this film about Lars, a teenage boy who is the only person in a community of hunters who doesn’t want to hunt.

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Claremont Spartans senior girls basketball players and coaches hope they’re peaking at the right time. The team heads into next week’s B.C AAA high school girls championships in Langley on a high, after beating arch-rival Oak Bay Breakers 64-63 with a late basket by Mia Brooker in the Island final at Claremont last Saturday. “Oak Bay is a really good team,” Spartans co-coach Darren Reisig said by way of understatement. “They showed just how good, by pounding us by 30 points one game and by 25

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ers. Led by tournament most valuable player Calli McMillan, who hit six three-pointers in the game, Claremont made the most of their opportunities and held the lead for much of the first three quarters. Oak Bay went on a run in the fourth and led by four with two minutes to go, but were unable to seal the deal. The Breakers’ Lauren Yearwood was named the tournament’s defensive most valuable player. Mount Doug, who beat Stelly’s in the third-fourth place game at Claremont, lost 80-45 to Abbotsford’s MEI Eagles in a challenge game Monday in Langley for entry into the provincials. Carly Sangha led the Rams in that game with 14 points. Find a list of the Island all-star team nominees in this story at vicnews.com/sports. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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The nationally No. 4-ranked University of Victoria Vikes tip off in the Canada West conference men’s basketball semifinals this afternoon in Edmonton against University of Fraser Valley. The Vikes erased a 1-0 series deficit to win two straight games last weekend against the Winnipeg Wesmen to advance to the semis. The winner plays the winner between Alberta and Saskatchewan tomorrow (March 1). The clincher was a 76-63

win at McKinnon Gym last Sunday. Terrell Evans led the Vikes with 23 points and nine rebounds, while teammate Chris McLaughlin added 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Vikes women were eliminated two straight by the Cougars in their quarter-final series in Regina last weekend. The home team won 82-68 to end the Vikes’ season.

Camosun basketballers charge into provincials The Camosun Chargers women’s team begins its drive for a B.C. college basketball

crown this afternoon in a PACWEST conference semifinal at Douglas College in New Westminster. The Chargers, who finished second in league play at 16-5, play the winner between Quest Kermodes and Kwantlen Eagles. Meanwhile, Camosun’s men (7-14, tie fifth) were due to play No. 4 Capilano Blues in a quarter-final game yesterday, after the News’ deadline. A win will put the Chargers men into tonight’s semifinal against No. 1 Langara. The bronze and gold medal matches are set for Saturday. Visit pacwestbc. ca/2014basketball for results.

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1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Yokohama tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $2500. Chris, 250595-0370 leave message. 2009 KIA Spectra- Reliable new car at a GREAT low price! 36,000 km, under warranty, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, detailed, spoiler, great looking car in mint condition, $8500. Call (778)426-3424.

NORTH NANAIMO: 1bdrm private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. Secure, covered parking. FREE hydro, cable & wifi. N/S, No Partiers. $775/mo. 250-756-9746.

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1982 GRAND Prix LJ, only 29 original km on car, 350 4 bolt Vette motor and 350 Turbo trans installed in 1985. Seals done in 2008. A.C. works, New head liner 2014, a true time piece. $5,900 obo. Must Sell. Call Terry 250-478-1426.

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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

VICTORIA 404-75 Songhees, $669,900 Saturday 1-4

Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

802-1034 Johnson, $329,900

Saturday & Sunday 2:30 - 4 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 478-9600

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

210-1745 Leighton Rd, $234,900 Saturday 1-3

Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

304-55 Songhees, $649,900 Saturday 2-4

Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

604-1500 Elford, $374,900 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

207-649 Bay Sunday 1:30-3

101-1041 Rockland, $259,000 Sunday 2-4

Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. 250-383-7100

234 Kingston, $389,900

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

2650 Belmont, $569,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

203-928 Southgate, $319,000 Saturday 1-3

Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

1936 Richardson, $585,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul, 250-213-2858

199 Olive St, $825,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

970 Topaz Ave, $579,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Diana Winger, 250-370-7788

RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

606 Speed Ave, $245,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Scott Munro, 250 477-5353

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Robert Young 250 385-6900

982 Mckenzie Ave, 20 Newcastle Crt, $579,000 $299,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge, 250-818-6146

379 Kislingbury, $419,000 Sunday 2-4, One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

ESQUIMALT 7-1115 Craigflower, $469,900 Saturday 1-3

Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

SAANICH EAST

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

1606 Candela Pl

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale Claire Yoo, 250 858-6775

204-935 Cloverdale Ave, $359,888 Wednesday-Sunday 12-4 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal, 250-386-8181

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

93-530 Marsett Pl, $549,900 Saturday 1-3

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $489,900

2490 Cadboro Heights Lane, $1,288,000

2321 Island View Rd, $424,500 Thur to Sun 1-3

2755 Vantilburg, $464,900

Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

8880 Park Pacific Terr, $1,199,000 Sunday 1-3

Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

104-1959 Polo Park, $244,000 Saturday 12:30-2

Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000 Sat & Sun 1-3

1042 Dunford Ave, $329,999 Sunday 2-4

Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124

3-1950 Cultra Ave, $389,900 Saturday 1-3

Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

631 Cowper, $509,900

Saturday 1-3, Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

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Saturday & Sunday 1-4 5510 Alderley Rd, $589,000 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333 Sunday 1-3, Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883 11-1063 Valewood Trail Saturday 2-4 3675-1507 Queensbury, Pemberton Holmes $359,000 Sunday 2-4 Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124 Newport Realty Gordon Lee, 250-385-2033 3934 Cedar Hill X Rd, 3-909 Carolwood, $619,800 $848,888 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216 Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422 208-894 Vernon, $284,000 Saturday 12-2, Burr Properties Ltd. Midtown Park, $299,888 Chris Gill, 250-382-6636 Wednesday thru Sunday 12-4 RE/MAX Alliance Ron Neal, 250-386-8181

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Thursday 1-3:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bev Carey 250 477-7291

Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

9820 Seaport, $479,000+

3150-2600 Ferguson, $245,000 Sat & Sun 11-1

116-1375 Bear Mtn Pkwy Saturday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

110-9560 Fifth, $219,900

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

10239 Cleveland, $549,000 Saturday 2-4, Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

658 Kent Rd, $379,900

DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-744-8772

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

305-1145 Sikorsky, $275,000 Saturday 11-1

DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

WEST SHORE

2248 Cooperidge, $569,500 1017 Limestone Lane

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Ron Klizs, 250-744-3301

502-510 Marsett

Sunday 2-4, DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Fowles, 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-3, Re/Max Camosun Dan Juricic, 250-514-8261

2190 Ardwell Ave

1042 Dunford Ave, $329,999 Sunday 2-4

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Laurette Anderson, 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4, Macdonald Realty Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty J Ross Bruce 250 479-3333

2655 Sooke Rd

Thursday thru Monday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250 744-3301

3250 Willshire Dr, $439,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Patricia Gatey 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

Saturday 2:30-4, Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

106-2311 Mills, $329,900

944 Aqua, $649,900

3065 Metchosin, $309,900

1957 Jeffree Rd, $624,800

6-7390 West Saanich Rd, $129,000 Saturday 11-1

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-744-8772

4123 Elwood Ave, $549,900 9399 Brookwood Dr.

SAANICH PENINSULA

3379 Vision Way, $339,900

1102 Bearspaw Plateau, $749,800 Saturday 2-4

SERVICE DIRECTORY Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250 385-2033

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5067 Catalina, $985,000 Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Paul Holland, 250-592-4422

2611 Country Te, $439,900

Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4, Newport Realty Blair Watling, 250-385-2033

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DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

ASK ROB. Carpentry, decks, landscaping, garden clean up, masonry and renos. Free Estimates. Call 250-744-4548.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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

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

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

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

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FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge Trim, Soil/Mulch Del (2 cu yds) Clean-ups. (250)479-6495. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Lawns have weeds & moss? Aerating ($75 special), pwr raking. Blackberry/ivy removal.

ARAM’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.

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GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

HANDYPERSONS 12% OAP Discount. Paint, Plumb, Carpentry. Power saw, etc. Don (250)661-1588. AROUND THE HOUSE.ca ALL repairs & renovations. Call Ben (250)891-7395.

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JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-881-1221.

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HAMLYN PAINTING WCB + Ins. Guaranteed satisfaction. Free est. Call 250-213-1054.

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

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COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licensed and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-516-5178.

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186. CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

MOVING & STORAGE DONE RIGHT MOVING $70/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB / BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. shorelineroofing@shaw.ca

TILING

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

PLASTERING PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, match the textures, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-516-5178.

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

SHAWN THE Tile Guy- Res/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. Free est. Call 250-686-6046.

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

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Q: WHY SHOULD I BUY A HOME WITH A MORTGAGE HELPER? Lower your net mortgage cost – Rents can not only help you cover your monthly payments, they can help you qualify for the loan. It can make your home more saleable – If you ensure the suite is well maintained, by working closely with your tenant, it can enhance the value of your home come moving time. Have another set of eyes watching your home – Being on good terms with your tenant can help with security during times when you are away. Pay your mortgage off sooner – Having a regular income stream from a suite can help shorten your amortization period. – Courtesy idealrealty andfinance.com

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Building legal suites into new homes has been common practice with local homebuilders in recent years, especially on the West Shore, the region’s hotbed of residential development. But are Greater Victoria home buyers thinking differently these days when it comes to suite shopping? Young families anxious to get into the housing market, or people looking to move up in size or move to a more desirable location continue to seek homes with rental suites constructed to building code standards. On the West Shore, buyers of homes built with suites are more frequently purchasing them with no immediate need for renters, says Realtor Jason Leslie, estimating that number at roughly 50 per cent. “Some people buy a home with a suite as an insurance policy, in case they need the extra income,” he says. Where a dozen or so years ago a legal suite was a trump card for agents – there were relatively few around, but numerous illegal suites – these days Leslie frequently finds himself educating potential buyers on the advantages of a second kitchen, or using the suite as an entertainment centre. Using rental income to

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Marshall Berkin, left, his mother-in-law Janice Dorman, son Quinn, 3, and wife, Monique, stand in front of their recently completed home on Richmond Road. The Berkins built a suite above the garage for Dorman. help with mortgage payments remains the number one reason for choosing a home with a suite, but the way buyers are looking for such homes appears to be changing. Marshall Berkin and his wife, Monique, are clients of Leslie’s who recently moved into their custom-built home on the edge of the Rockland neighbourhood. They were previously living in a 1,200-square-foot condo in Fairfield near the water, where they grew to love the lifestyle the area afforded. Things became

became cramped when the couple had their first child and they began looking for something larger. They looked at homes around the Capital Region, including some “beauti-

ful homes” in North Saanich, but ultimately decided to build, with the idea of including a rental suite for extra income. “Older homes weren’t what we were interested in

GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE » MONTH TO DATE, AS OF FEB. 26

352/394 » 923/1,039 » 3,698/4,072 »

TOTAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES SOLD/ TOTAL FEB. 2013 NEW LISTINGS FOR FEBRUARY/ TOTAL FEB. 2013 TOTAL ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS/TOTAL FEB. 2013

… we wanted to buy something new,” Berkin said. “But there’s not a lot of new homes in the downtown core area. It became a tradeoff: do we go to View Royal, do we look at the Western Communities? In the end we decided on Oak Bay or Fairfield.” They could have moved into a ready-made larger, new home further out from the city centre, and not had to go through the hassle of building. But ultimately, they found a way to make it work closer to the region’s core, which better suits their work commitments and their lifestyle. It also worked well for Monique’s mother, who moved into their suite. For buyers who want other options for homes with legal suites, the City of Victoria has led the way in the region in opening up existing housing stock for such projects. City planner Brian Sikstrom says since 2007, when barriers were removed to the creation of new secondary suites – parking requirements and home age restrictions were lifted – more than 200 units have been built. In neighbourhoods such as Fairfield and Gonzales, newer suites can fetch hefty rents, making homes in those areas more affordable. But for those people willing to trade a commute for the opportunity to own a new or near-new home with the option of renting part of it out, communities further from Victoria’s core have plenty of supply.

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