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CRD gives go-ahead for independent Colwood sewer plan City’s presentation at liquid waste committee meeting receives unanimous approval Kyle Wells News staff

The Capital Regional District has agreed in principle to allow Colwood to build its own sewage treatment facility. The application was passed at the CRD board meeting Wednesday following a unanimous recommendation from the core area waste management committee. The CRD board agreed to let Colwood build its own plant, removing the city from the regional facility. Colwood Coun. Judith Cullington said committee members felt comfortable with the in-principle agreement, which will allow the city to move forward in developing a plan to construct a local wastewater treatment plant, provided the plan meets regional and provincial criteria. “There’s a number of important subject to’s in there … (which) gave people comfort that they could do this at no risk and potential great win to taxpayers throughout the region,” she said. “That’s part of the work we have to do.” The plan will have to be approved by the provincial Ministry of Environment before it can be carried out.

“This is a really big first step because it says we can move forward with all of our studies and all of those investigations. They said to us ‘Prove it,’ which I think is an entirely reasonable thing to do.” – Colwood Coun. Judith Cullington

The projected plant will treat Colwood’s sewage and potentially produce usable non-potable water, as well as energy. Early plans have the plant being built down the hill from the park and ride at West Shore Parks and Recreation. “This is a really big first step because it says we can move forward with all of our studies and all of those investigations,” Cullington said. “They said to us ‘Prove it,’ which I think is an entirely reasonable thing to do.” Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton said earlier in the week if the plan is approved, Colwood city staff will be proceeding with planning the next steps, which will include engagement with the public. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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The beat goes on Instructor Andreas David teaches his son Anuk a thing or two on the drums. Andreas and his wife, Sabine David, have opened up a new music academy in Langford and are hosting an open house Saturday, March 15 for those interested in learning more about what the academy has to offer. See story, page A6.

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Well, lookie here. One minute you have a perfectly good Blue Box recycling program. The next, something new and rather questionable is being put in its place. And they thought they’d get away with it right under your nose, without telling you or asking your opinion. That’s definitely not democracy in action. The BC Government, elected by us to represent our best interests, has decided to offload the costs of recycling to big multi-national corporations. To implement this new plan, they’ve set up an association that doesn’t really seem to hold the environment, local jobs, or the municipalities that run the Blue Box program, close to its heart.

Perhaps that’s why some of our local elected officials are using the word “scam” to describe how the new program is being set up. It’s also perhaps why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to jump on board. That’s gotta tell you something. Now it’s your turn to let Premier Christy Clark know what you think. Contact her today to say that dismantling an already-working recycling program to replace it with something that few people think will be as good, is a bad idea.

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Aykroyd helps with fundraiser Former SNL star joins motorbike ride for local cancer patient Zack Downey Kyle Wells News staff

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Derek Wulff, co-president of the Metchosin Pomological Society, clips a branch off an apple tree at his home. Wulff will lead a lecture and workshop on apple and fruit grafting this Sunday (March 16) at the Metchosin Community House.

Apple grafters preserve heritage flavours Residents celebrate third annual Metchosin Grafting Day Charla Huber News staff

Derek Wulff was hooked on producing fruit from the moment he acquired his first apple tree 12 years ago. However, his trees didn’t grow any apples that first year due to a pollination issue. To combat his fruitless sorrow, he started beekeeping. With bees on his property, the apples began to grow and Wulff bought more trees. “Beekeeping is the most labour intensive way of getting pollination,” said Wulff, who now has about 40 fruit trees on his Metchosin property.

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ing as part of the third annual Metchosin Grafting Day on Sunday (March 16). “I would find fruit I liked by tasting the apple, pears and plums,” he said, adding he would clip a small branch, known as scionwood, and add it to a rootstock. He’d plant it and if all went well, the delicious fruit would grow in his yard. “I was eating pears from 100-year-old trees and (they) were delicious,” Wulff said. “Now I have that in my garden and they are great.” Participants in the workshop are encouraged to bring a piece of scionwood to connect to the rootstock. The Society is providing rootstock for $3 each. The lecture and workshop happen from noon to 2 p.m. at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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Juried art show hits Colwood gallery Federation of Canadian Artists hosts spring show at Coast Collective

Marney Ward is one of three jurors who, together, selected about 30 paintings from more than 60 submissions for the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Spring Exhibition at the Coast Collective gallery in Colwood. The show runs until March 23.

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Marney Ward sits among more than 60 paintings, dropped off by their creators for jurying at the Coast Collective art gallery in Colwood. Ward, a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, is one of three jurors who had the tough job of adjudicating the artwork. “We are looking for composition, originality and the excitement of the painting,” she said. “It’s also how well the artist brings the emotions out into the painting. Art has to create a response in the viewer.” Most paintings require at least two of the three

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Nominations sought for Beaver Medal Maritime Museum of B.C. honouring marine sector The Maritime Museum of B.C. is inviting nominations for the Beaver Medal, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the marine sector. The museum encourages nominations for anyone who has contributed to B.C.’s marine environment. “This will be the third opportunity for  British Columbians to recommend someone whose work has made a major contribution to our province’s diverse maritime scene,” said Jan Drent, who heads the museum’s medal project. The gold-plated medal is struck from copper salvaged from the 19th century paddlewheel steamship S.S. Beaver, built in England in 1835 for the Hudson’s Bay Company. This iconic vessel pioneered commercial navigation on the B.C. coast as a floating trading post, hydrographic survey ship and towboat. Nominations for 2014 close on May 15. Nomination information can be found online at mmbc. bc.ca. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Spring break activities in full bloom on West Shore Charla Huber News staff

No matter what your interest, there’s plenty of fun spring break activities planned on the West Shore for next week. City Centre Park in Langford is offering day camps for five to 15 year olds. The camps include ice skating, rollerblading, field sports, pond fishing and kayaking. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and after care available. Parents can enrol their children for the entire week or selected days. “Every year our camps are getting busier. Our spring break camps are the same as our summer camps,” said City Centre spokesperson Kristin St. Cyr. City Centre Park has other drop-in activities through the week includ-

ing Playzone, mini golf and dry-floor sports. “We have a lot of diversity here and have something for everyone.” At West Shore Parks and Recreation, a variety of day camps and drop-in activities are planned. The pool offers public swimming from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and toonie skates Monday from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. and Friday from 12 :30 to 1:30 p.m. “We look forward to welcoming families during spring break that are looking for something fun to do with their children,” said Sandy Clarke, manager of recreation. “Our drop-in schedules are changed to offer more public swimming sessions, and toonie skates offer a low-cost opportunity to get active with your child.” charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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Public Notice – Updating Parcel Tax Rolls As per section 208 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the following Parcel Tax Rolls are now available for inspection at the City of Colwood Municipal Hall located at 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays: Colwood Main Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood South Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood East Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood West Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll And, CRD Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Services Parcel Tax Roll A person who owns a parcel included on any of these parcel tax rolls may request that the roll be amended, only in relation to the person’s own property, on the following grounds: 1. There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; 2. There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; 3. There is an error or omission respecting the taxable area of a parcel in relation to one or more of the Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Rolls; or 4. An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. A request by the property owner for an amendment must be submitted in writing to the attention of the Collector on or before 4:30 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014, as follows: • Mail or In Person: City of Colwood, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1 • Facsimile: 250-478-7516 • E-Mail: rjohnson@colwood.ca Rebecca L. Johnson, CPA, CGA, DFN Director of Finance

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Music academy marches to the beat of its own drum Students can try their hand at learning a variety of instruments Kyle Wells News staff

There’s a new beat in Langford. West Shore Music Academy brings instruction in a wide variety of musical instruments and styles to people of all ages, with a focus on drumming. Owners Andreas and Sabine David moved to Langford from Powell River about two years ago and have been looking for the per-

fect space to start a music school since then. “It’s like a whole family affair,” Sabine said. Andreas, drum instructor at Powell River Academy of Music and leader of two local youth drumming groups there, hopes to do something similar in Langford. “It’s super rewarding. I always find it very exciting, especially the first couple lessons when they come in and they’ve got a sparkle in their eyes,” he said of newcomers. “The youngest student I’m teaching right now is four-and-ahalf years old and the oldest I have is 66. So there’s a whole range. It’s just pure fun.” About 20 other instructors are

Andreas is also starting up percussion groups for younger drummers on the West Shore, playing original material. The goal is to stage public performances. “It’s not traditional marching band style, it’s kind of a mix between marching bands and wild samba,” he said. “So that’s definitely unique.” The space will also allow for workshops and master classes to be held at the academy with special guest instructors, which Andreas will use his connections to arrange. The Davids’ 13-year-old son, Anuk, is learning to play the drums from his father and has a blast figuring out hip-hop beats. Andreas

on the academy roster, teaching everything from guitar to piano to horns. Even music production will be an option, teaching digital music production and DJ-ing. Drums are the backbone of the school, led by Andreas, who has more than 20 years’ experience playing and teaching professionally. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, he once played as many as 200 gigs a year, primarily with bands. He now plays mostly as a solo act, mixing DJ equipment with live drumming in solo shows of drum and bass music. “There’s only a handful of drummers worldwide playing this kind of style and performing on their own,” he said.

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said the key to teaching music to younger people is to keep it fun. “It’s important to keep a balance, if you just put a book on the music stand most students are not going to be there in the long run. I think sports and music programs, that’s really what you should be looking for if you have a kid.” The academy, at 134-1039 Langford Pkwy., hosts an open house tomorrow (March 15) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes tours of the facility, a meet and greet with instructors, snacks and an open stage for instructors to perform. For more information, visit westshoremusicacademy.ca or call 250-532-0228. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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No imminent job action despite overwhelming teachers’ vote position as negotiation sessions resumed last week. Union members were briefed before the vote on the initial

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The Better at Home program is a United Way Program which mobilises local resources, networks and volunteers to support seniors living in their homes, enabling them to remain at home longer. The Coordinator will develop the Better at Home program in the municipalities of Colwood and Langford, on the Westshore, Victoria, BC. Job Title: Program Coordinator 1, Better at Home Program; 12 Month Project Position. Grid level 12 BCGEU (step one - $18.31 an hour), reporting to the Executive Director or delegate. To operate from any and all of PCFSA’s locations. This is a full-time position of 5 days [35 hours] per week for 12 months. Qualifications: A minimum of a Diploma in a related human / social service related field from an accredited post-secondary institution. A minimum of 2 years recent related experience is required. Position to start early April, 2014. The initial 3 month period is a probationary period. Posting date: March 5th, 2014 Closing date: March 20th, 2014 Please submit your application and resume by email to sbradley@pcfsa.org by 4pm March 20th. 2014. This position is open to male and female applicants. This position requires Union membership. Job Description Program Coordinator 1 – Better at Home Program plans, implements and oversees the day to day activities of the program. Participates in program development, policies and procedure formulation, program evaluation and budget preparation. Duties and Activities: 1) Plans and implements activities and special events for the program. 2) Over sees the day to day operation of the program by ensuring that the necessary facilities and equipment are in place, program guidelines and policies are adhered to, and program standards and licensing requirements are met. 3) Recruits, selects, dismisses, orients, trains, monitors and provides support to program volunteers. 4) Makes recommendation to the supervisor regarding program development, policy and procedure formulation and program evaluation. 5) Promotes public awareness of and support for the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events. 6) Liaises with community service providers and other professionals to coordinate service provision, facilitate referrals to the program and represent the organization or program in external events. 7) Monitors and authorizes program expenditures and maintains financial records in accordance to established procedures. Provides input to the supervisor in the preparation of the program budget. 8) Maintains related records and statistics and produces reports as required. 9) Performs other related duties as required. Qualifications: Education and Knowledge Diploma in a related human/social service related field. Training and Experience: Two (2) years recent related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Agreed by the Community Social Services Joint Job Evaluation Committee


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Politics isn’t entertainment Most people, when they read the words “zoning decision” or “bylaw amendment,” will turn the page (don’t do it!) or their eyes will begin to glaze over. Such is the reality of local politics. And unless there’s a contentious community issue up for debate, council meetings – no matter where in Canada you live – don’t draw big crowds. The same goes for the municipal elections we hold every three (soon to be four) years. Turnout for those is pretty abysmal. In the 2011 civic election, Langford saw some of the lowest numbers in the province, with just 14 per cent of voters casting ballots. Most Greater Victoria municipalities attracted around 25 per cent turnout (Saanich, 25; Victoria, 27), while some, like Oak Bay, North Saanich and Metchosin surpassed the 40 per cent mark. The idea of politics as a serious democratic process is rapidly fading, replaced by a form of entertainment starring a host of colourful characters whose kooky actions and personal life details become our water-cooler discussions. We’re fortunate that Greater Victoria politics isn’t usually overshadowed by politicians – the issues still dominate. But it’s evident that not even the issues are enough to draw people on election day. We have to applaud Victoria Coun. Lisa Helps for trying to change that. This week she launched a new campaign, Vote Pledge 2014, that aims to get voters engaged in municipal politics. The idea behind her campaign is that people are feeling a major disconnect between them and what politics have become. She wants people to feel not just engaged, but like they can make a difference by having a voice in their community. We hope people all over the region – no matter your political views – consider how meaningful this campaign can be and the positive impact it can have, just by taking the simple first step of casting a ballot on Nov. 15. Politics doesn’t exist for our entertainment. Local governments have a lot of power on the issues – yes, zoning and bylaws – that impact your day-to-day life. Being engaged, even on the most basic level of voting, means you care enough about your community that you are trying to make it a better place. It’s the same reason most people get into municipal politics.

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Service missed at tax office When I visited the Canada Revenue Agency’s Tax Services office this week to drop off my 2013 income-tax return, I was appalled to discover that this huge building at the corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue has been converted into what amounts to a giant call centre and citizens can no longer obtain personal service or even enter the building to pick up tax forms and information booklets. Apparently this change was announced by the federal government a few months ago as part of one of its notorious omnibus tax bills. But I missed that under-the-radar “announcement” and I clearly wasn’t the only one who did. During the five minutes or so that I spent reading the notices posted on the locked doors, no fewer than four other people came to the entrance of the building and were shocked to discover they could no longer receive personal help with their tax problems from the staff in the building. They included an elderly gentleman who was pushing his wife in a wheelchair. He was, quite understandably, so angry and upset that he began rapping on the locked doors in frustration. To add insult to injury, every square inch of the nine glass panels

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at the entrance to the building has been carefully covered with opaque paper. What could possibly be happening on the other side of these locked doors that is so secret that citizens aren’t even being permitted to peek through the glass? Even if any visitors to the building happen to have X-ray vision they should still be careful since there are two bilingual signs at the entrance warning: “This area is under 24-hour closed-circuit television surveillance.” Surely, at the very minimum, a commissionaire could be stationed in the lobby of the building and tax forms and information materials could be made available to the public. Gordon Pollard Victoria

Resource jobs inherently short-lived I am writing in response to two letters that appeared in the Friday, March 7 edition. The first stated that the Prosperity Mine proposal, turned down again on its second proposal, would have created “tens of thousands of secure, high-paying jobs” in the region. Not only are the numbers unproven, but the legacy of the

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resource industry in the area points to the opposite. Resource industry jobs often last only a generation or two at most before depletion, foreign competition and consolidation. What they leave behind is a much longer legacy of environmental degradation and, in this case, the exclusion and disenfranchisement of First Nations. The second letter, on Mike Farnworth’s bid for NDP leadership, makes the claim that he is only “in it” for the money. If only those who knew they could win entered politics, we would have a one party system. On the other hand, privatization under the Liberals has largely benefited those with connections to the party and its leaders. Oak Bay voted in a Green MLA in the last election, and the seat has previously been a tight contest between the Liberals and NDP. I’ll wager that there are others in Oak Bay who, like myself, have a very different take on both the issue of the NDP leadership and the Prosperity Mine. K. Strauss Oak Bay ••• Let your voice be heard. Send your thoughts to editor@vicnews.com

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Mounties project stirs creative juices Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays, Workman yield unexpected musical results Natalie North News staff

A hodgepodge of musicians mingled backstage at a live taping of Q with Jian Ghomeshi in the run-up to the 2009 Juno Awards. Among them were members of Hot Hot Heat and Hawksley Workman, the latter unaware of just how much influence he had on the former and both unable to predict what kind of impact they would have on their futures. Though there may be some dispute over the origin story behind Mounties (comprised of Workman, Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays and Ryan Dahle of Limblifter), this is where the seeds of that history were first sewn. Bays, the Victoria-born Hot Hot Heat frontman, had discovered Workman’s (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves at a formative time when he was experimenting with vocals for what became Hot Hot Heat. “I tried to convey the importance that record had on my life to him,” Bays says. “He just kept saying, ‘Don’t you feel like you invented a sound with Hot Hot Heat and everybody else stole it and became way more successful?’ He was obsessed with the fact that we weren’t more suc-

cessful, which I guess was his way of giving a compliment.” Regardless whether their kudos were received, a connection was made through their similar sensibilities in the Canadian music industry. “Most people don’t really talk about that,” says Bays. “It’s all about existentialism, sex drugs and rock and roll. He talked about it like he was going to be doing this for the rest of his life. I liked that he was a behindthe-scenes guy and a poet and a total weirdo. And he loves to drink wine and so do I.”

“I just started playing along on keys and Ryan started playing along on guitar. Before we knew it, we had started a whole new sound, for us at least. It just felt like a band.” – Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat Bays, also one half of electronic yacht rock duo Fur Trade, producer and owner of private recording studio, Tugboat Pl., already had plenty on the go and wasn’t looking for another project. But when their friendship led them to the studio together – with Bays set to produce Workman’s album and Dahle along for the session – their chemistry incited something else entirely. It started with what Bays describes as Workman’s initial “Jon Bonham-esque” beats

on the drums during the first moments of their first session. “I had no idea he was such a crazy drummer. I just started playing along on keys and Ryan started playing along on guitar. Before we knew it, we had started a whole new sound, for us at least. It just felt like a band.” The majority of their debut record Trash Rock Legacy, released this month, is excerpts from three sessions of jamming and enjoying life, beginning with that one in the summer of 2012. And a refreshing one, to which Bays attributes the experience to spurring the creation of another Hot Hot Heat album, after working with the band since 1999 and tiring of the “rock machine” of dirty clubs and shady promoters, he says. Bays and Workman have since begun directing and producing video (beginning with a music video for The Mohrs) under the production name Antler and Power. With their creative partnership set and the sole live experience with Mounties to date (at Rifflandia 2013) extremely positive, Bays is excited to engage in the machine once more. “The entire existence of the band just felt like one big rock and roll party that I never expected to have at 35 years old.” Mounties play an early show (doors at 7 p.m.) at Sugar Nightclub March 20 with Rich Aucoin and JPNS GIRLS. Tickets, $17.50, via Lyle’s Place Ditch Records and ticketweb.ca. arts@mondaymag.com

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Local authors named among province’s best Victoria writers are among those honoured on the B.C. Book Prize shortlist, announced on Wednesday. The West Coast Book Prize Society named works by Catherine Greenwood, Robin Stevenson and Michael Layland of Victoria as among the best in the province for 2013. Greenwood’s The Lost Letters (Brick Books) made the shortlist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Stevenson’s Record Breaker (Orca Book Publishers) earned a nod for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. Layland was recognized in the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award category, for the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content for his book, The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early

Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island (TouchWood Editions). Also shortlisted for the Booksellers’ Choice is Courtenay’s Paula Wild for The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre). University of Victoria alumnus Arno Kopecky was also recognized in the Hubert Evans NonFiction Prize category for his literary nonfiction novel, The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway (Douglas & McIntyre). The winners in seven categories will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prizes Gala on May 3 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. These nominees – who collectively will receive $14,000 in cash prizes – will be celebrated

at a free public event, the details of which have yet to be released. Details will be posted at bcbookprizes.ca, along with nominees for the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and dates for a short-listed authors reading tour at public venues throughout B.C. during the month of April. arts@mondaymag.com

Literary shortlist n Greater Victoria has several connections to this year’s B.C. Book Prizes. Local authors Catherine Greenwood, Robin Stevenson and Michael Layland are up for awards, as is University of Victoria alumnus Arno Kopecky.

Little bit of Cuba heats up Jazz Vespers Cuban beats are coming to the Church of the Advent’s Jazz Vespers on Sunday (March 16). Afro Cuban All Stars alumnus and trumpet virtuoso, Miguelito Valdes, will be joined by conga

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Cracking Canada’s small car conundrum likely to adopt the same numeric GENEVA, Switzerland - Small moniker. The concept vehicle has cars are huge here in Europe, if an all-new 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D not in size certainly in numbers. diesel engine. Everywhere you turn, it seems Citroen no longer sells in North there is either a Ford Fiesta America though periodically or an Opel Astra (the General we hear rumours of a return by Motors subsidiary) about to the French manufacturer and its cross your path. If it is not those home rivals, Peugeot and Reexamples, there are any number nault. Their lines are so different of other similar sized economy While there is a to the often indistinguishable cars from the likes of Citroen, greater acceptance of small cars we get. Some of the VW, and Peugeot buzzing by. Micro cars such as the tiny smaller vehicles in our French creations are positively and I found myself gawSmart, with which we are facities, people outside funky ping at such an example in the miliar, and even smaller vehicles urban areas have new Citroen C4 Cactus. It’s zip into roadside parking spots where previously only a motormore ground to cover designed to challenge the likes of the Ford Focus and the VW Golf. cycle would park. and so are tempted It uses lightweight materials exMy two-prong mission at the by larger vehicles. tensively, including an aluminum Geneva Motor Show was to hood, which means it sips gas. view small cars we might see Keith Morgan The rubberized pads along the sometime soon and others we side would be perfect for people never will see but wish we who regularly have close encounters with could! Then ponder whether small cars will garage doorframes! ever catch on here in the way they have in General Motors looks to penetrate the difficult Europe. younger buyer marked with its Opel/VauxThere was something familiar about the first hall Adam. It’s dressed up in interesting car I encountered in the giant Palexpo show colours but it’s what is under the hood that buildings. Ah yes, a European version of the makes it really interesting. It has a variety trusty Honda Civic – Canada’s hottest seller of bigger engines as options but its smallest in that market segment. I am sure Honda engine is a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder gas Canada would sell more if they resembled the engine, mated to a six-speed manual transvery hot Type R concept, which is destined to mission, with the pulling power of 1.6-litre be a racer. Yes, the new North American Civic power plant. Fuel consumption is expected is sportier than the last generation but the to be a miserly 4.5 L/100 km (combined city Euro versions always seem that bit sharper in highway). It may show up here in some form design. but right now GM has more than its fair share Next up was the Mazda Hazumi hatchback, of small cars. expected successor to the current Mazda2 and

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So far, I’ve looked at econo cars at the lower end of the market. No point in me offering price details because all Euro cars are substantially more expensive than the same examples sold here in Canada. Finally, I cast a close eye over the Audi S1, which is a hot sportback version of the popular A1. It comes with a 228hp 2.0-litre turbocharged gas engine capable of hitting 100 km/h in less than six seconds. I will reveal it will sell for more than $40,000 in the UK. It’s fast, it’s a premium offering and I’ll eat my hat if it shows up here. All of the above have great fuel economy going for them and most are competitively priced. The common keys to their success likely come down to two key factors. Impressive fuel consumption numbers matter because fuel in Europe is substantially more expensive than here. And Europe is crawling with folks going about their daily duties on often far less land and road space. While there is a greater acceptance of smaller vehicles in our cities, people outside urban areas have more ground to cover and so are tempted by larger vehicles, especially as a first family vehicle. And the truth is that the advances in fuel saving technology means there’s not a massive difference between the econo-cars and small family sedans. And perhaps a bigger factor is for “an extra $20 a month, madam, you could have the roominess and utility of this car.” A line heard in most dealerships, most days. And the sales people are not wrong. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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The Fiat 500 is cute, but might not be the most practical as a family vehicle. Sure, it has room for four, a peppy personality but accessing the rear seats isn’t the easiest and the cargo room is minimal. Enter the all-new-for-2014 Fiat 500L: The “L” stands for “large” so those interior volume deficiencies listed with its pint-sized sibling are no more. Dimensionally, the L is 27 inches longer, 6 inches taller in height and in width and there’s an extra 42 per cent when it comes to inside space. But wait, there’s more. Literally. The L comes with two additional doors to allow for easy access to the rear seats. And room for five passengers. It loses a little bit of its pinch-the-cheeks cuteness but its practicality makes up for it. In the driver’s seat, you have an almost unadul-

terated outward visibility. The 500L features a segment-exclusive glass from the A- to D-pillars that provide nearly 360-degree panoramic views. Parking is easy because you can pretty much see out of all four corners. And the 500L – even with its “large” designation – still fits comfortably into urban settings. Driving the 500L, I noticed it doesn’t have quite the same amount of panache as the 500 Turbo. Granted, it’s a heavier vehicle. But to keep some of the fun behind the wheel, Fiat has outfitted it with a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine that

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Provincials provide a test for peewees Juan de Fuca Tier 2 Grizzlies hockey team hopes they’re peaking at the right time Don Descoteau News staff

If recent play is any indication, the host Juan de Fuca Grizzlies may have some momentum heading into this weekend’s B.C. Tier 2 peewee hockey championships at Westhills Arena. An 8-4 victory over Cowichan Valley on March 2 in Chemainus, the Grizzlies’ first of the year over that team, illustrated the contined improvement shown by the Colwoodbased squad. The last few head-tohead games were close, but as Grizzlies forward Riely Wiens points out, this time “we wanted it more.” That hunger will be a much desired characteristic as the Grizzlies get set to host the top Tier 2 peewee teams in the province starting Sunday (March 16). The Grizzlies, the second-level peewee group in Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey – its healthy registration numbers made it a Tier 1-level club for the first time this season – play against the top teams from many smaller associations in league play. That scenario will play out again at provincials, with large mainland clubs such as Burnaby represented by a second team, while Trail, Fort St. John and Williams Lake and others sending their top pee wees. Grizzlies team captain Connor McClelland figures his team has improved a lot since the start of the season. He’s anxious to see how his team will do against such a range of competition. “I’m excited to see how our team plays and how we work together,” agrees Matt Grant, one of a number of Grizzlies players playing in his second provincial tournament. “At the beginning of the season we were more selfish, trying to do it all ourselves. But as the year went on we started passing better.” Head coach Jim Grant, Matt’s dad, says realistically, the Grizzlies will be competitive with “probably five teams” in the tournament.

“Whether we win or lose, that’s not the point,” he says. “We’ll go out and give it our best shot whenever we step out on the ice. We may be hosting, but we can still feel good about being there.” Riely Wiens remembers how relatively few parents made the trip with his team to last year’s provincials, and how some players got a bit homesick being away from home for nearly a week. “I think we kind of have the advantage there (this year),” he says. The visiting teams arrive today and tomorrow, but all see their first round robin action Sunday. Juan de Fuca plays the feature game that night at 8 p.m. following the opening ceremonies at 7:30. Teams play three games each, with the top two in each pool advancing to the championship round. The gold medal game happens next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

TOWN OF VIEW ROYAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Sections 890 and 892 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing will be held at Town of View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria, B.C. at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 for the purpose of hearing representations concerning the following proposed amendments: Bylaw No. 883, 2014 proposes to amend Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 811, 2011, as follows:

Peewee power n 2014 Juan de Fuca Tier 2 Grizzlies roster for the B.C. championships: 4 William Perrier D 5 Dylan Parker F 7 Carson Echlin D 8 John Ross D 9 Ryan Blundell F 10 Jayden Cull D 16 Riely Wiens D 17 Joshua Eden F 18 Jackson Estey F 19 Connor McClelland F 21 Zackery Whittaker D 23 Jeremy Smith F 33 Ryan Dusseault G 44 Matthew Grant F 66 Adam Spandli F 87 Kirk Whittaker F 89 Jayden Polard G Hazara Chahal Injured Head Coach Jim Grant Asst. Coach Bryan Grant Manager Doug Estey

Tireless hockey volunteer remembered at tournament A longtime and beloved volunteer with Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey and other local sports groups will be remembered this weekend during the fifth annual Debbie Cooper Memorial peewee and bantam house hockey tournament at The Q Centre, Juan de Fuca and Westhills arenas. Cooper, known alternately as The

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Juan de Fuca Tier 2 peewee rep team members (from left) Riely Wiens, 12, Matt Grant, 12, Connor McClelland, 13, and Zackery Whittaker, 12, are anxious to get started with this year’s provincial Tier 2 championships at Westhills Arena. They gathered for a photo before a recent game in the Juan de Fuca arena.

Ice Queen and The Social Director for her tireless and integral work with minor hockey, passed away suddenly in 2009. The games get underway today (March 14) and run through Sunday. More than two dozen house league teams are expected to take part. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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1. Schedule ‘L’ (Land Use Designations) of Bylaw No. 811, 2011 is amended by amending the land use designation and land use designation boundary for the lands shown as “M-R” within lands legally described as LOT A, SECTION 98, ESQUIMALT DISTRICT, PLAN VIP86689, which is currently designated M-R, such that the land use designation for the aforementioned property is established as follows: a) The land as shown outlined and labelled “Subject Property” on the sketch plan attached hereto and forming part of this Bylaw as Schedule ‘1 ’ is designated Commercial (C). Bylaw No. 884, 2014 proposes to amend Land Use Bylaw 1990, No. 35, as follows: 2. Schedule “1” Zoning Map referred to in Section 42 of Land Use Bylaw, 1990, No. 35, is amended by amending the zoning and zoning boundaries for lands shown as “R-1 ” and “CD-4” within lands legally described as Lot A, SECTION 98, ESQUIMALT DISTRICT, PLAN VIP86689, which is currently zoned One Family Residential: R-1 and Multiple Housing Use: CD-4, such that the zoning for the aforementioned property is established as follows: b) the land as shown outlined and labelled “Subject Property” on the sketch plan attached hereto and forming part of this Bylaw as Schedule ‘1 ’ is zoned Business Park Commercial (C-7). Description of Application (for explanation only) This is a combined Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment and rezoning application. The current zoning allows for residential development only; the application is to rezone the property to C-7: Business Park Commercial. The applicant is working towards the use of a doctor’s office on the site and the current zoning does not allow for that use. The OCP designation for the property is Mixed Residential, which must be amended to Commercial (C) in order to be consistent with the rezoning application. TAKE NOTICE that more detailed information concerning the subject bylaw and any other reports and documents that may be considered by Council can be obtained at the Town of View Royal Municipal Office, Development Services Department, 45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria, B.C. (Telephone: 250-479-6800) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, March 7, 2014 to March 18, 2014. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by a representative or by written submission on all matters contained therein at the above-noted time and place. If you are unable to attend the Hearing, written comments may be mailed, facsimiled, emailed or hand delivered to the Town of View Royal by no later than 4:30 pm on March 18, 2014. Mail:

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VOLUNTEERS ESQUIMALT EMERGENCY social services is looking for new volunteers join them in training and preparing for times of emergencies and disasters. Group meets one Monday a month. Training is provided. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. MS SOCIETY of Canada is looking for someone to help set up and take down point of interest stops along the Cowichan Valley Grape Escape bike route. Must be available for at least one committee meeting prior to event and the mornings and afternoons of July 5th, and 6th 2014. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269. PARKS CANADA is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive species from our region and assist in the native plant nursery in order to help protect our natural heritage, and over 100 rare and endangered plant species. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269.

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HELP WANTED MANAGEMENT and HAIR STYLIST positions available. Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Must have hairstyling qualifications. Guaranteed $11/hr, benefits, vacation pay, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, paid birthday,advanced training and annual advancement opportunities For an interview call 866-472-4339

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BEAUTIFUL WATERVIEW house, approx 3500 sq.ft. level entry, 2 floors w/self-contained 1-bdrm in-law suite in sought after area in Gordon Head. Lrg living rm, 4 bdrms, 3 fireplaces, formal dining rm, family rm, large rec room, lrg dbl garage, 4 full baths. $829,000. 4453 Houlihan Court. Open House Sat & Sun 1-4. (250)744-7129.

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CAMPBELL RIVER: 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath Bare-Land Strata patio home on Golf Course. Gated adult comm. with min. maint. Small pet ok. $345,000. W/C acc. (250)286-1719

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms w/2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. Also LADYSMITH 3bdrm w/1bdrm suite, dble garage +1000 sq.ft. storage area. $25,000 down. 250753-0160

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AFFORDABLE AND quiet. 55+ community in Ladysmith. Home of the famous Festival of Lights!!!! Carefree manufactured homes on easy care lots for as low as $119,700. Low monthly lot fee. On transit. Close to parks, community centre, pool and amazing trails. Only 50 minutes from Victoria and less than 20 minutes to Nanaimo. New Home Warranty. Contact Duck Paterson @ 250-246-0637 or email: info@lmfhomes.ca

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655 Goldstream Rd. McConnell Pl East, Victoria, BC. $1250 for 2 bdrm quiet condo, 4 bath, in-suite laundry, hot water incl, elec fireplace, balcony, lots of closet space. Top floor suite, vaulted ceilings. Exercise room, secured parking, storage room, and bike storage. 250-592-6048.


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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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Royal B.C. Museum unveils ‘oldest’ First Nations photos Album of 19th century photographs contain some of the earliest images taken of British Columbia Daniel Palmer News staff

Some of the oldest known photographs of B.C. are safely in the hands of Royal B.C. Museum experts this week after the museum purchased the rare items at auction. The 52-page family photo album, containing more than 90 photographs from the collection of British Royal Engineer Col. Richard Clement Moody, was purchased for about $26,000 at English auction house Bonhams on Dec. 4. “There was big competition for this collection,” said Don Bourdon, the museum’s curator of images and paintings. “(The

album) reveals some stunning images that were unknown up to now.” Moody’s career in the Colony of British Columbia spanned from 1858 to 1863, when he made a lasting mark on the geography of the Lower Mainland by building his family home on the shores of Burrard Inlet. The site would temporarily become the mainland colony’s first Government House in New Westminster. “One of the gems of the album is a pencil drawing of the Moody’s home,” Bourdon said at the album’s unveiling last week. “This is pretty much when New Westminster was hacked out of the landscape.” Moody also led construction of the North Road from New Westminster to a second-

ary port at what is now Port Moody, named in his honour. Most of Moody’s collection contains landscape portraits and what Bourdon called “19th Century selfies” from England and elsewhere. But four key images were taken in B.C. as early as 1859, making them highly significant to provincial history, said Jack Lohman, Royal B.C. Museum CEO. Two of the photographs feature a First Nations man, but his identity and nation remain a mystery, he said. “These are the earliest known portraits we have of First Nations,” Lohman said. In another photograph, an unknown Royal Engineer with a haunting gaze sits beside Moody. Curators are already digging

into the archives to discover more about the strangers. “We really need to put these items on display to tell the story of British Columbia,” Lohman said. “It’s a strategic and thematic priority for the museum and archives, as a collection of letters by Mary Moody, Col. Moody’s wife, is already a part of our archival collection.” The museum will eventually digitize the photographs for online viewing, but Moody’s album will be available for public viewing until March 10 at the Clifford Carl Hall. Once conserved, the photos will be available for viewing by appointment at the B.C. Archives. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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108-545 Manchester Rd, $165,000

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1936 Richardson St, $585,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul, 250-213-2858

606 Speed Ave, $245,000

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204-1012 Collinson, $239,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Humphries, 250-889-2310

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

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308-4536 Viewmont, $299,980

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Sunday 12-2 Smartmove Realty Inc Linda Clark, 250 380-6683

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

4516 Eva Ave, $649,900

764 Daffodil Ave, $574,900

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

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2650 Belmont, $559,900

Sunday 2-4 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doreen Halstenson, 250-744-3301 Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

1741 Patly Pl, $1,088,100 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033

101-119 Ladysmith, $429,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

803-250 Douglas St.

Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-896-1852

510-165 Kimta Rd, $379,999

Saturday 1-2:30 Fair Realty Ltd. Sean Thomas, 250 896-5478

35-1309 Craigflower, $129,000

ESQUIMALT 611 Lampson St, $549,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

SAANICH EAST

5153 Santa Clara, $769,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager, 250 744-3301

982 Mckenzie Ave, $299,900

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

310-3460 Quadra, $199,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jim Reslein 250 384-8124

303-1204 Fairfield,$450,000 1102-835 View St,$289,500 970 Tolmie Ave, $409,900 Sunday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Bruce Scott, 250-888-0080

203-3252 Glasgow, $194,900

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000

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Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jeannie Lau, 250-477-5353

DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Jim Parsons, 250-220-8600

307-1514 Church Ave.

564 Normandy, $449,900

Midtown Park, $299,888

560 Margaret, $535,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333 Wednesday thru Sunday 12-4 RE/MAX Alliance Ron Neal, 250-386-8181

313-3277 Glasgow Ave, $214,999

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Arran McLellan, 250-884-3980

4237 Denrob Pl, $579,999 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Arran McLellan, 250-884-3980

SAANICH WEST 4010 Willowbrook Pl, $509,000 Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

211-1325 Bear Mountain Pkwy

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jandy Gruhn, 250-514-9419

2321 Island View Rd, $412,000

887 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900

128-710 Massie Dr, $339,800

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

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

202-2779 Stautw Rd, $129,000

2252 Players Dr, $799,000

3379 Vision Way, $324,900

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

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

2427 Amelia Ave, $529,900 3250 Willshire Dr

Saturday 1-3 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Patricia Gatey 250-592-4422 Mike McCulloch, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

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

2-3957 South Valley, $589,900

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000

758 Egret Cl, $679,900

408-1240 Verdier Ave, $319,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

978 Tayberry Terr, $389,900

1136 Timber View, $774,900

2075 Hedgestone, $799,000

SAANICH PENINSULA

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

3150-2600 Ferguson, $245,000

8880 Park Pacific Terr, 4124 Santa Anita, $525,000 $1,199,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frank Chan, 250-477-7291

419 Pelican, $769,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124

WEST SHORE A-3153 Metchosin Rd, $319,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-5333

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

2557 Sewlyn Rd, $349,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

2655 Sooke Rd

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-592-4422

Thursday 4-6, Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

SOOKE 2522 Townsend, $424,900

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

UP ISLAND 822 Wingsong, $509,000

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250-744-3301

2960 Phillips, $384,900

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell, 250 744-3301


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When it comes to shopping for a mortgage, low interest rates aren’t the only thing home buyers are looking for. With banks, credit unions and independent lenders all offering various ways to finance a home purchase, prospective buyers must also determine who they’ll work with to find the mortgage deal that fits them best. Not everyone is comfortable negotiating directly with their potential financier, even if they’ve dealt in past with their chartered bank, credit union or private lender. In such cases, homebuyers often use the services of a mortgage broker as a way to avoid the stress that can come with dealing with an institution that may not be able or willing to work within your financial capabilities. “It can help having somebody who’s a bit more invested in the deal and who does these sorts of things on a regular basis,” says Realtor Tim Ayres, president of the Victoria Real Estate Board. Mortgage broker Lori Lenaghan says one thing brokers can offer that financial institutions can’t always guarantee is the lowest rates, since they shop the

client’s financial situation around to various lenders to find the best fit. “People will move from one bank to another for a quarter per cent,” she says of the search period. Since they are working in the customer’s best interest, a broker tends to have more flexibility than large institutions that are bound to corporate policy, she adds. That means the client can avoid the hassle of pitting their home financial institution against another to get the best rates and terms. That flexibility can come into play in refinancing situations as well. Some lenders will extend a borrower’s amortization period to 35 years of they meet certain criteria, where others are limited to 30 years, she says. In terms of interest, homebuyers are blessed with continued low rates. Variable rate mortgages, which fluctuate with the prime rate, are still a good bet, Lenaghan says, although more conservative people still go with a fixed rate. Even those are hovering just over three per cent for a five-year term. For people who would rather approach their financial institution directly, there are some choices on the market. Ryan McKinley, senior mortgage development manager with Vancity, says

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the issue of affordability in the Greater Victoria market has prompted it to get creative with how it helps buyers finance their homes. One option allows its members to work with friends, family, roommates and others to combine their resources and purchase a property together. “This is a great option for parents who may not want to gift their children a down payment, but would rather invest with them and give them a hand up,” he says. The idea of working with a mortgage specialist in advance and talking about your future plans is always

a good idea, McKinley adds. “Even if they’re not planning to purchase for some time, at the very least we can provide a road map so they’re able to achieve home ownership in the future.” Lenaghan says people are very educated about shopping for mortgages these days. “Realtors are very good at getting people in ahead of time so there’s no surprises,” she says. “Once they’re here, we can educate them about what their options are if they don’t qualify. We really work with the client over the long term.”

AS OF MARCH 12/14 »

192/483

NET UNCONDITIONAL SALES, MONTH TO DATE/MARCH 2013

»

474/1,231 NEW LISTINGS MONTH TO DATE/MARCH 2013

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3,857/4,333 TOTAL ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS MONTH TO DATE/ TOTAL TO THIS DATE 2013 COURTESY VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD

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