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Reynolds secondary Grade 10 students Matt Evans, left, and Nathan Denny turned their science project on electronic bikes into reality, thanks to a cash prize from the Capital Regional District’s My Green High School Plans contest. The prize money helped the school acquire the e-bike and new parts to get it roadready. The school intends to loan the bike out to staff members on weekends to try, and hopefully pursuade them to get out of their cars to and from work.

Reynolds’ e-ride nearly road ready Kyle Slavin News staff

Two Reynolds secondary students are making it easier for their teachers and classmates to get to school quickly without stepping foot inside a car. Grade 10 students Matt Evans and Nathan Denny recently won $250 courtesy of the Capital Regional District’s My Green High

School Plan contest. Their prizewinning plan: purchase a communal electric bike for the school. “It actually started as an inquiry project in my science class. They wanted to research electric bikes and see how much savings they would afford us,” said science teacher and leadership advisor Heather Coey. “When we started out we just thought this would be a science

project. We didn’t think we’d get enough money to buy a bike, actually get money to buy one and find a bike that we could afford,” said Denny, 15. Brian Yee, a volunteer coach for the school’s tennis and basketball teams, is an avid e-biker. He was able to acquire a fixerupper e-bike and new parts for $375. “The goal was to, one way or

another, get the money to get at least one bike happening in the school. Thankfully Brian helped us do it a lot easier,” Coey said. Yee did the majority of the mechanical upgrades on the bike himself, but delivered it unfinished to the school earlier this month. Evans and Denny, along with classmates with developmental disabilities in Reynolds’ learning

assistance program, helped Yee with some of the electric components, including installing the lighting and doing some wiring. While the bike is nearly road ready, Coey says the plan is to initially start using the bike as loaner for staff members. PLEASE SEE: B.C. Green Games up next Page A5

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Charges were sworn Tuesday against the driver involved in a high-speed car crash that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Saanich woman last weekend in Victoria. Early Sunday morning, a man lost control while travelling southbound on Blanshard Street and slammed into a light standard at Bay Street at approximately 130 km/h, according to witness accounts. The vehicle’s passenger was dead when paramedics arrived on scene. Saanich resident Anurag Grover, 24, is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving causing death. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 13 at Victoria Law Courts.

’hood Saanich initiative helps neighbourhoods beautify boulevards with saplings Kyle Wells News staff

A Saanich initiative is helping community groups bring more beauty into the world. Saanich crews were on Casa Marcia Crescent in the Gordon Head recently planting more than a dozen trees in neighbourhood boulevards. Resident Beth Rogers said she had long wanted to organize a tree-planting for the neighbourhood, as there weren’t many trees on their street. When she heard about a municipally-run tree-planting program she knew the time was right. Rogers said it is the tree-lined boulevards which “make Victoria, Victoria.” “The leafy neighbourhoods are the most attractive,” she said, adding boulevard trees hide power lines, provide shade, absorb groundwater and generally beautify the community. Normally a homeowner needs to pay for the tree and the district will plant it, but with this program Saanich pays for the tree and manpower to plant it. Saanich has been offering the program in a formal sense for about two years, planting at least 200 trees in the community during that time. Funding for the program “When people comes primarily from BC Hydro see the trees that and its efforts to have gone in they’ll support re-greening initiatives. be keen.” Money also – Judith Sales comes from Saanich capital projects. Any time a tree has to be removed or dies, money is set aside to plant two replacement trees in the community. A community group in North Quadra was the first to take up the program, with the

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Saanich Parks tree planting crew Daryld Sanders, left, and Long Hua plant Venus Dogwood trees in a yard along Casa Marcia Crescent. Gordon Head Community Association following suit. Now the Gorge Tillicum Community Association is in the early stages of becoming involved. There is a wide selection of trees for residents to choose from. Rogers and her neighbour across the street, Judith Sales, decided to both get Japanese snowbells, which grow to about eight metres high and produce dense green foliage and white bell-shaped flowers. “We’re very happy with them,” Rogers said. “We’ve been out staring at them.” Sales, who is a director for the Gordon Head Residents Association and did much of the legwork organizing the endeavour, said

it’s the ease of the program that appeals to people. The district does all the planting, plus fertilization for three years. All that is asked of homeowners is to water the plant during watering season for the first three to five years to help the trees establish. “When people see the trees that have gone in they’ll be keen,” Sales said. “It’s a great program and Saanich should really be congratulated.” The district is now working to develop a tool that will allow residents to pick trees online. Saanich hopes the online feature will be ready for summer, before the fall planting season. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

A biotech company based out of the Vancouver Island Technology Park in Saanich received $52 million US earlier this month to help fund a clinical study for their drug that aims to treat a kidney-based form of lupus. Michael Martin, COO of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., says the private investment comes as the company aims to start a lengthy global clinical study for voclosporin. “The study is basically looking at active flaring lupus nephritis patients – these are very sick patients. And we’re going to try to induce remission, primarily driven by reducing the amount of protein in a patient’s urine,” he said. Martin says now that the money is secured, they expect the first patient study to begin in the spring. There will be 60 sites in 25 countries that will test the effectiveness. More than 2,000 patients have undergone trials of voclosporin. For more information, visit auriniapharma.com. editor@saanichnews.com

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Bus lanes break ground Victoria leaders lauded for ‘extraordinary’ qualities Several of Greater Victoria’s “extraordinary leaders” earned top honours from Leadership Victoria Wednesday night. The Victoria Leadership Awards laude the accomplishments of residents for their community leadership, service and achievement. The 2014 recipients include: • Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award – Mickey and Donna Hajash. The award honours long-term service in community leadership roles such as philanthropy, innovation, mentoring and career achievement. • University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards – Hélène Cazes and Donna Greshner. The award acknowledges outstanding leadership in linking UVic and the community for greater public benefit. • Rotary Community Leadership Awards – Gordy Dodd and Cindy Moyer. The award recognize community leaders who meet the Rotary test of the highest levels of ethical behaviour and community leadership benefit. • Vancity Youth Award – Sarah Rose Robert. The award recognizes a young leader between the ages of 20 and 30 who demonstrates community

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Construction on the first phase of rush-hour lanes along Douglas Street begins this week in Victoria. Once complete, the $1.5-million bus and cycling lanes will be in effect on Douglas between Hillside Avenue and Tolmie Avenue during peak hours, from 6 to 9 a.m. and

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Wilkinson Road Corridor Improvements, Wilkinson Road Bridge Replacement and Colquitz River Trail Extension The District of Saanich Engineering Department and Parks Department are holding a public Open House for the Wilkinson Road Corridor Improvements, Wilkinson Road Bridge Replacement and Colquitz River Trail Extension project. The meeting will be held on March 6th, 2014 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm in the Arbutus Room at Saanich Commonwealth Place. A concept plan will be available for review and we wish to gather your comments or concerns regarding the project. For further information please contact Steve Holroyd, CTech at 250.475.5494, local 3460, or by email at steve.holroyd@saanich.ca.

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“We want to get them interested in wanting to convert a bike to an electric bike, so it would be easier for them to use, but something they could use and hopefully drive less,” she said. Eventually she wants to see a club within the school that has enough financial support to purchase more e-bikes or the parts to convert traditional bicycles into e-bikes. The CRD awarded $2,000 worth of prizes to secondary schools in the region through the My Green High School Plan contest. Claremont in Saanich, Oak Bay and Gulf Islands secondary schools also earned money for their environmental plans. “It’s inspiring to see how innovative and ambitious these plans are, as youth play a key role in shaping the future of our region,” said Nils Jensen, chair of the CRD’s Environmental Services Committee and Mayor of Oak Bay. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support these students in improving their schools’ sustainability.” “We’ve done quite a few projects at Reynolds, but one thing we’ve had a challenge tackling is the whole transportation issue and how to get people interested and using transportation that has less CO2 emissions,” Coey said. Evans and Denny will be entering their e-bike project in the B.C. Green Games, a provincewide contest that promotes sustainable initiatives within schools. Reynolds’ environmental projects – from the school’s recycling methods to their chicken fostering program – have earned the school $8,000 in the last five years at the B.C. Green Games. The school is looking at launching two new environmental projects before the school year’s end. The first involves the acquisition of a blower door system that they plan to rent out for homeowners to detect leaks in their home. The second involves raising worms for composting.

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“Kids are awesome. They always have such great ideas, lots of energy,” Coey said. “They’re taking on projects they can apply to have a community benefit, not just something for learning’s sake. The kids can be a massively positive resource for our community.” “One thing that interested me is that this started out as just a theory, and now we can actually do this and see it happening. It’s not just the hypothetical science project you thought it was going to be,” Evans added. “It’s pretty cool.”

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“We don’t know what we will call it. It could be the Saanich-Victoria Regional Force,” Graham said. “I don’t know. It doesn’t matter to us.” Saanich’s new police chief, Bob Downie, says this topic of discussion dates back much further than 1989. “The amalgamation of police services in the region has been a topic of discussion even before I became involved in policing … in 1979,” he said.“Our focus is, and always has been, to provide a high quality service to the public,” Downie said. “We have to ensure that the service is provided in a fiscally responsible manner, and one that makes sense for those we serve, both within Saanich and regionally. … Amalgamation is a political issue and not the focus of operational policing.” editor@saanichnews.com

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Teachers to take strike vote Tom Fletcher Black Press

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

Our negotiators presented a package of proposals. We are still waiting to see the full proposal, including the wages, from the BCTF.” – Peter Fassbender, education minister

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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No advantage to longer terms This week’s announced increase to term lengths for municipal politicians and school trustees smacks of politicians helping their own. We see few benefits to moving civic elections to every four years from three, other than better alignment with provincial and federal elections. The majority of work done at a local level is undertaken by municipal staff as it is – not elected officials. That said, the province’s main justification for the change – “It provides opportunities for local government officials to understand their projects and to carry them through” – doesn’t jibe with the reality of local government. When a decision of this magnitude is made with no public consultation, we’re left wondering who this change truly benefits. And if it’s not the average B.C. resident, the province made the wrong decision. This move chips away at our democratic rights. Currently, the only power we have to formally pass judgment on our elected officials is an election. By having votes less frequently, we’re losing opportunities to hold our local politicians accountable for the decisions they make. While the extra-curricular behaviour of Mayor Rob Ford may be an extreme example, it has left many Torontonians wondering what powers the public has to remove him from office. The silver lining with B.C.’s latest announcement is a promise to study legislative amendments that would make booting problem politicians more feasible. It’s no secret public engagement in municipal politics is low and voter turnout abysmal. Many communities also struggle to find quality municipal candidates. We fear this change will exacerbate both problems. A lot can change in four long years. We don’t want to see good would-be politicians deterred by the time commitment of working a low-paying, largely thankless job. The only people we’ve seen advocating for extending the term are politicians themselves, not the public. That’s a sign most British Columbians have been, at the very least, content with the status quo. If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

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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 adds to the overall characteristics

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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 for 24 hours. I am certain that the prevalence of drivers ignoring

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Reader questions B.C. Liberals’ math After hearing, ad nauseam, the Liberals trumpet their “boring, balanced budget,” I have a question about 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 that 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@vicnews.com

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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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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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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

Looks As part of the 2014 redesign, Toyota went about setting up a slightly different look for each of its trim levels. Sold as an SR5, Limited and Platinum, each has a variation of the oversized front grille. The wheel openings are now larger and squarer, framing wheel sizes ranging from 18-inches on the SR5 and Limited and 20-inches on the Platinum. The Tailgate has a soft open feature, stopping it from slamming down, that is fantastic but there is no side step or ladder into the bed the way Ford and the new GM trucks have. Sold as a regular car, double cab or Crew Cab, there is a model for most buyers. Inside Just as the outside was redesigned to have a unique character for each trim, the inside mimics this idea. The Platinum model I tested is covered with a diamond pattern, or quilted look used on the leather seatbacks, side door inserts and dash front panel. It

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NPN 80042655. Helps to reduce the recurrence of cold sores. By Dr. Chakib Hammoud, M.H., PhD. Helps with sexually transmitted diseases, cold sores and influenza. 90% success rate per Dr. C. Hammoud. African plant base that has the ability to inhibit virus replication in our bodies. By shutting the replication down, the virus becomes inactive and therefore is not causing the body further harm. May help with HIV. Truthful statements from real people: <Registered Nurse’s discovery! I’m happy to have made the discovery that if I feel the first signs of a cold or flu like symptoms, I take Virux Viral Infection. It stops it right away. This product has been a great alternative. We know allopathic medicine does not have a cure for viruses, but nature does, using God’s pharmacy is the way to go. Janna Dodds, 45, Clifford, ON <First product that worked! I have been getting cold sores a number of times a year and spent a fortune on many products that did not help me. Your Bell Virux Viral Infections helped me so much. I love it. Shannon B. Evans, 40, Panama City Beach, FL <No more cold sores, no more colds! My kids had colds and when I felt a cold coming on as well I started taking Bell Virux Viral Intections and the cold stayed #42 away. Another great bonus about this product is I haven’t had a cold sore after I started taking it. I was getting them so often and now they stopped. Thanks a tonne! Carrie Shoonbaert, 32, Deloraine, MB

Inflammexx

NPN 80041845 An anti-inflammatory to help joint pain. By Dr. Chakib Hammoud, M.H.,PhD.

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

ARTHRITIS NPN 80042283 Helps to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Truthful actual experiences from real people: < For 40 years I had injections and drugs and finally Bell Shark Cartilage #1 spared me the endless torture I suffered day and night. Pat Laughlin, Coldwater, ON <My hip is 95% pain free. Pain killing drugs mask and Bell Shark Cartilage heals. Rebecca Hite, Oroville, CA<I tried another brand and pain came back. 2 weeks on Bell and pain is gone again. Gert Dupuis, Hanmer, ON<Many people on our website write: “Can walk again for hours”;”Can climb stairs without hanging on to #1 railing”;”First time in 15 years can sleep at night” Rheumatoid pain in joints down 90%, same for my sister. Works also for sciatica…hundreds of testimonials all with full names and towns. Shark bones/cartilage was a previously thrown away by-product of the food industry. No sharks are caught for their cartilage. Don’t let any activist confuse you. 100% Truthful testimonials with full name and towns. Real people you can call, if you want more reassurance. More testimonials on the Bell website. No money is paid for testimonials.To ensure this product is right for you, always read label and follow the instructions.

AVAILABLE HERE

< VICTORIA: Colwood House of Nutrition 310 Goldstream Ave.; Fairfield House of Nutrition #4-1516 Fairfield Rd.; Peoples Drug Mart 1594 Fairfield Rd.; Pharmasave James Bay 230 Menzies St.; Pharmasave Broadmead 777 Royal Oak Dr.; Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy 4071 Shelbourne St.; The Vitamin Shop 1212 Broad St. Quadra Maple Pharmacy 108 - 3960 Quadra St.;<CAMPBELL RIVER: Campbell River Health and Drug 465 Merecroft Rd.; Healthway Vitamins Plus 1270 Dogwood; Jeanie's Vitamin Centre 1442 Ironwood St. <COMOX: Jeanie's Vitamin Centre Ltd. 190 Port Augusta St.<CHEMAINUS: Chemainus Health Food Store 9738 Willow St. <COURTENAY: Edible Island Whole Foods 477 - 6th St.; <DUNCAN: Mercia's 141 Craig St.; Nature's Place Nutrimart 250 Trunk Rd.; Lynn's Vitamin Gallery Village Green Mall 180 Central Rd.;<LADYSMITH: Ladysmith's Health Food Store 531 1st Ave. <MILL BAY: Pharmasave 2720 Mill Bay Rd.<NANAIMO: 3 Beans Natural Foods 6439 A Portsmouth Rd.; Charlie Brown's Terminal Park; Clinical Nutrition 233 Prideaux St.; Island Natural-The Market 6560 Metral Dr.; Nanaimo's Health Shop Country Club Centre 3200 Island Hwy. N.; <PARKSVILLE: Naked Naturals Whole Foods Ltd 142 Alberni Hwy.; Parksville Pharmasave 281 East Island Hwy. <PORT ALBERNI: Alberni Health Market 4744 Johnston Rd.; Baich's Natural Foods 2955 3rd Ave.; Healthy Habits 4040 Redford St.; <PORT HARDY: People's Drug Mart 8950 Granville St. QUALICUM BEACH: Naked Naturals 671 Fir St.; Pharmasave 720 Memorial Ave <SIDNEY: Lifestyles Select 9769 Fifth St.; Sidney Natural Food 2473 Beacon Ave.<SOOKE: West Coast Naturals 6716 West Coast Rd

Try your local health food stores first. If they don’t have it and don’t want to order it for you, order on our website or call us with Visa or Mastercard.

1-800-333-7995 www.BellLifestyle.com

Bell uses the power of nature to help put life back into your lifestyle


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

T!

!

RANGER

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

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

27,989 2012 FORD

T!

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

22,799

TOUGH!

$

2008 FORD

F350

LEADER

2013 FORD

!

FOCUS SE

2012 FORD

COMFOR T!

F350 SUPER DUTY

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

!

18,964

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BLUE!

ISLAN VEHICL D E!

FOCUS SE

Stk #D15980

2010 FORD

F150 XLT S/CREW SB

F150 XLT TRITON

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

OPTION

Y!

FOCUS TITANIUM

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $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

18,498

(+ $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)

ESCAPE XLT

$

Stk #C16012

$

Stk #D15630C1

$

2009 FORD

Stk #D15530A

2013 FORD

2007 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

2003 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BARGAIN

RARE!

12,799

4,999

$

27,488

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

ECOboost means economy, towing and power! Stk #D15866

D!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18,299

Stk #D15752A

$

2010 FORD

FUSION SPORT AWD $

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FEATURE

RANGER

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

11,949

F150

QUALIFIE

CROWN VICTORIA LX

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

28,779

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2002 FORD

18,668

Stk #D15437

$

15,799

$

!

FLEX SEL

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2003 FORD

5,499

CHEAP

2013 FORD

BC CAR

$

30,777

$

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

G!

L!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

EVERYTHIN

POWERFU

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

POWER HOUSE!

2006 FORD

RANGER SPORT E/C

2013 FORD

WARRANT Y!

MUSTANG GT

13,688

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

12,937

$

F

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FUSION TITANIUM

7,998

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

4,998

FIESTA SES

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

!

$

2011 FORD

EFFICIEN

F150 XL R/C

MUSCLE

RANGER SPORT E/C

This body style is rare to find! Stk #P14523B

13,877

$

MOONROO

$

2006 FORD

SAVE!! $13,501

36,888

$

MSRP WAS $50,389

2013 FORD

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

CLASSIC

34,778

$

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

20,677

2002 FORD

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)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD

EFFICIEN

This AWD Edge impresses easily! Stk #V15858

B

26,299

Mustang GT Convertible

2014 FORD

$

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

EDGE SEL AWD

REG CA

F150

2014 FORD

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

MULT DIMENSIO I NAL

FOCUS TITANIUM

F

$

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

BEST P LA

LA

BEST P

2008 FORD

PRICES GOOD FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! FABULOUS FORD FRIDAY!

18th

BC CA

Not exactly as shown

NEW CAR MSRP WAS $47,089

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

VICTORIA NEWS

R YEA

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

SAVE NDS A S U O H T EW! N R E V O

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

SAVE!! $15,475

Flex SEL

Voted

E HICL VE

$

FOR WHAT WE WANT!

2013 FORD

D

37,974

MSRP WAS $53,449

3.99%

1

BUY A U SE TO

2012

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

FROM

WE CAN HELP YOU GET APPROVED

Best City

of the

CE

R YEA

Explorer Limited

!

LOTS WARRA OF NTY

Voted

2011

BC CA NO ACCID R ENTS

LOADED!

2013 FORD

NO PROBLEM!

VICTORIA NEWS

TRADES WELCOME PAID FOR OR NOT

RATES

Divorce? Bankruptcy? Bad Credit? No Credit?

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VANCOUVER ISLAND’S #1 USED CAR DEALER

Best City

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BUY A U SE TO

E HICL VE

E HICL VE

PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL MARCH 6, 2014

CE

Voted

2010

YOUR ISLAND’S FIRST CREDIT CHOICE

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NEWS

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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

T!

!

RANGER

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

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

27,989 2012 FORD

T!

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

22,799

TOUGH!

$

2008 FORD

F350

LEADER

2013 FORD

!

FOCUS SE

2012 FORD

COMFOR T!

F350 SUPER DUTY

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

!

18,964

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BLUE!

ISLAN VEHICL D E!

FOCUS SE

Stk #D15980

2010 FORD

F150 XLT S/CREW SB

F150 XLT TRITON

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

OPTION

Y!

FOCUS TITANIUM

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $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

18,498

(+ $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)

ESCAPE XLT

$

Stk #C16012

$

Stk #D15630C1

$

2009 FORD

Stk #D15530A

2013 FORD

2007 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

2003 FORD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BARGAIN

RARE!

12,799

4,999

$

27,488

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

ECOboost means economy, towing and power! Stk #D15866

D!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18,299

Stk #D15752A

$

2010 FORD

FUSION SPORT AWD $

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FEATURE

RANGER

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

11,949

F150

QUALIFIE

CROWN VICTORIA LX

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

28,779

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2002 FORD

18,668

Stk #D15437

$

15,799

$

!

FLEX SEL

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2003 FORD

5,499

CHEAP

2013 FORD

BC CAR

$

30,777

$

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

G!

L!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

EVERYTHIN

POWERFU

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

POWER HOUSE!

2006 FORD

RANGER SPORT E/C

2013 FORD

WARRANT Y!

MUSTANG GT

13,688

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

12,937

$

F

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

FUSION TITANIUM

7,998

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

4,998

FIESTA SES

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

!

$

2011 FORD

EFFICIEN

F150 XL R/C

MUSCLE

RANGER SPORT E/C

This body style is rare to find! Stk #P14523B

13,877

$

MOONROO

$

2006 FORD

SAVE!! $13,501

36,888

$

MSRP WAS $50,389

2013 FORD

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

CLASSIC

34,778

$

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

20,677

2002 FORD

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)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD

EFFICIEN

This AWD Edge impresses easily! Stk #V15858

B

26,299

Mustang GT Convertible

2014 FORD

$

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

EDGE SEL AWD

REG CA

F150

2014 FORD

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

MULT DIMENSIO I NAL

FOCUS TITANIUM

F

$

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

$

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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

in another (earlier this season).” Not that Claremont is any slouch, having been ranked in the B.C. top 10, not far back of Oak Bay, in recent polls. The tournament will be tough from the start for the Spartans, as they play Brookswood from Langley in their opener next Wednesday. Oak Bay opens against Burnaby South. Reisig said Brookswood and Holy Cross of Surrey have been ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, all year and have proven themselves to be a notch above most teams in the province. After that it’s up for grabs, he said. “Not being a big team we have to rely on our outside shooting,” he said. “(Holy Cross) starts three players who are taller than me.” The Spartans’ outside game was a key factor in last weekend’s matchup against the Break-

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

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.

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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Vikes men’s squad in CanWest semifinals

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

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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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Suites convince some buyers, not others Is the market full for new homes with suites? Don Descoteau News staff

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

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… 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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Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

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

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

658 Kent Rd, $379,900 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Ron Klizs, 250-744-3301

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

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

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Saturday 12:30-2 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

3-1950 Cultra Ave, $389,900

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

9820 Seaport, $479,000+

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

SAANICH PENINSULA 6-7390 West Saanich Rd, $129,000

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

3065 Metchosin, $309,900

8880 Park Pacific Terr, $1,199,000

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

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

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10239 Cleveland, $549,000 110-9560 Fifth, $219,900 Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

2248 Cooperidge, $569,500 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Fowles, 250-477-7291

4123 Elwood Ave, $549,900 2190 Ardwell Ave Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943

106-2311 Mills, $329,900

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

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-744-8772

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

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

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2755 Vantilburg, $464,900 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

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

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

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

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

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

944 Aqua, $649,900

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

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

1102 Bearspaw Plateau, $749,800 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250 744-3301


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“The homes at Latoria Creek were designed to fit your modern lifestyle. Spacious two bedroom/two bathroom condominiums overlooking the natural beauty of our location next to Olympic View Golf Course.” SENIORS

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

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Carefree living at its finest. Beautiful, freshly decorated, 1 level spacious 2 bed 2 bath townhouse in Broadmead’s desirable Foxborough Hills. It’s 1,572 sq ft with many quality features & lovely views over Rithet’s Bog Park. Amazing separate clubhouse with pool, exercise room, tennis court & guest suite. No outdoor maintenance. $539,000

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This quality end unit offers exceptional privacy, and a sheltered Sunny location with views of the Ocean and Victoria. Enter and be impressed with the lightness, warmth and class. The spacious accommodation offers craftsman finishing with a Master bedroom on the main floor, radiant in-floor heating, luxurious baths, a gourmet kitchen open to the living room, formal dining room, with 9ft ceilings, an office, media room and excellent storage below. $729,000 OP

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3880 sqft home set on a lovely sun drenched .74ac in Ardmore by the Sea, the region’s most coveted locale. Brigadoon, there myview Heart Forever Lies. Beautifully updated, ocean Arts and Craft residence. One of the loveliest beach fronts on the Gorge waterway! This 4-level Feel the warmth of tradition provided by hardwood floors, home oceanfront home features oak hardwood floors, an open concept Great room, andwainscoting, 2 bed extra accommodation. A glassed-in Conservatory dormers, coff ered ceilings, and relaxing covers a relaxing hot tub. Walk across 1/3 Acre of English country verandahs. for warm swimming beaches gardens, down toArdmore, the water’sfamous edge; launch your canoe from your 130 ft of waterfront. This private Paradise is a mere mins. to Victoria and golf courses, is close to ferries and15the airport. If space, city centre. $750,000 elegance and location is your wish, hurry! $939,000

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State of the Art

Capture the feelings of childhood summers again, and move to this quarter acre sunny home in Deep Cove, across from the quaint Marina. The lovely home is nestled in very private gardens with views of the ocean and Mt.Tuam. Gorgeous new kitchen, windows, hardwood floors, and baths! A home for all... Water you waiting for? $629,000

Custom-built Whistler-inspired, 1 Acre Haven. Highly evolved design is evident by controlled skylights, pre-set temperature Schluter shower system and AH!, a deep Japanese soaker tub. The Master Suite awes with its Vaulted ceiling, and rain-sensor Skylight. The “piece de resistance” handsome fir doors open 180° to a gorgeous covered deck for dining al fresco, w/ Sunset Malahat Views! $660,000

2007 Craftsman modern home with a LOCATION that pivots on City Excitement & Ocean breezes, offering 4 beds and 4 baths! Granite, a Natural gas kitchen, Travertine tile, Cherry Cabinetry, hardwood with a Designer touch, PLUS the Exterior dreams of a Garden Oasis w. a gorgeous Gazebo + workshop, crowned by spacious decks & hot tub.$735,000

FANTASTIC opportunity. Located in desirable Oak Bay border area. Live in one, and rent the other! The main level retains the 1912 charm, while the upper level is recently updated. 7 ft height bonus inlaw accommodation in the lower area. Main floor presently used commercially, current revenue approximately $4643 per month (buyer to verify). Be quick on this one! (Floor Plans Avail) $899,000

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This well designed 3 bedroom home enjoys a garden view open kitchen, cozy adjoining family room, and rare formal dining room, complete with gorgeous rock fireplace. Custom design is evident in the avantegard open stairways and straight clean lines of its exterior. Beautifully landscaped Japanese zen-like terraced backyard takes full advantage of the one acre property. Call Now! $750,000

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February 28, 2014 edition of the Saanich News