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A Victoria medical imaging clinic is changing its fax number and notifying doctors of privacy rules after a Victoria man received hundreds of private medical imaging requests to his home fax machine in error. After the News exclusively told David Mason's story last week, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner fol-

lowed up with both Mason and the intended receiving clinic, whose fax number differed from Mason's by one digit. “The clinic has decided to change its fax number,” said Cara McGregor, privacy commissioner spokesperson. The new fax number, along with privacy guidelines for faxing and emailing personal information, is being distributed by the clinic to all relevant physician offices, McGregor said. The medical imaging clinic, CML Health-

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The April issue of Monday Magazine, on stands March 20, is anchored by a feature interview with comic Danny Bhoy. With Indian heritage, and raised in Scotland, Bhoy doesn’t rely on racial stereotypes to incite laughs, instead he pokes fun at the little things that irk us all.

BIG PERSONALITY: IAN MCDOUGALL Victoria’s own Juno Award winning and Juno Award nominated for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year this year, jazz legend Ian McDougall reveals what it takes to stay on top. McDougall’s long history in jazz includes backing greats such as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Ella Fitzgerald.

MUSIC INTERvIEw: COLLECTIvE SOUL Collective Soul kicks off the Canadian leg of its 20th anniversary tour in Nanaimo April 1 and hits Victoria the following night. Lead vocalist/founder Ed Roland took a break from recording the band’s ninth album, See What You Started by Continuing to share insight into how he got to where he is today – just as in love with his band as he was in 1993. Pick up your copy of the April issue of Monday Magazine today, or go to mondaymag.com for feature interviews, columnists, videos and more. llavin@vicnews.com

The Monterey Note-Ables are treading the boards in Oak Bay once again. Their new show Enjoy Yourself!, is on at the Monterey Recreation Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave. for three performances, Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. The Monterey Note-Ables are a group of seniors ages 50 to 90 who meet at the Monterey Recreation Centre to produce a musical variety show each spring. Members have fun while learning the different aspects of staging a production.  Enjoy Yourself! is the group’s 18th show. “This year we have a total of eight people working on costumes with their contributions varying from the completion of one item to over 50 items, and of varying degrees of difficulty and time required, said Note-Able member Sharon Belton. Profits from ticket sales are used to improve the facilities of the Monterey Centre. “Any member of the Monterey Centre may join and we are always delighted to have new members,” Belton said. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Monterey Recreation Centre between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from March 24 to April 4 (weekdays only). editor@oakbaynews.com

Members of the Monterey Note-Ables, Pat Chung, left, Stuart Wright, Gloria Cox and Barbara English show off their costumes during a rehearsal for their new show Enjoy Yourself! at the Monterey Recreation Centre April 5 and 6. Don Denton/News staff

Community rallies to save Sundance school Supporters of Sundance elementary are hosting a community gathering in an effort to save the school from closure. Greater Victoria school board trustees are slated to vote on whether to keep the school open at a meeting next Thursday (March 27). The community gathering is set for Tuesday (March 25) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the school, located at 1625 Bank St. The event will feature music, a barbecue, displays of student art and school projects as well as school

registration and program information. There is also an an online petition at Facebook.com/SaveSundance. “This is a great opportunity for people to come together as a community and celebrate what Sundance means to our students, our parents and our neighbors,” says Sundance spokesperson John Balogh. “We hope people will come out to the school both as a show of support for our school and to find out more about what makes Sundance special.” Sundance elementary is one of three

Schools of Choice in School District 61 where children living anywhere in the district can attend. Greater Victoria school district is facing a budget shortfall. This is due to the impact of enrolment decline and unfunded cost pressures, say district officials. Between 2008 and 2013, the school district lost 542 students. The enrolment is forcast to decline by 97 students over the next two years. Sundance elementary has 85 students attending classes. editor@vicnews.com

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Rethink recycling program The provincial push for a producer-pay recycling system is based on the concept of charging manufacturers whose products contribute to the waste stream, such as plastic packaging. But the soon to become governmentmandated program is going to penalize some unfairly, including citizens. For instance, it will hit the newspaper industry with a 20 cent per kilogram cost for its “packaging” – the very paper the newspapers are printed on. That vested interest aside, it’s debatable whether the new system will achieve its environmental goals, while simultaneously driving up costs for consumers. Although the MMBC collection system may have benefits for communities that currently do not have adequate curbside recycling programs, it is not needed in Greater Victoria, where the city has been achieving high rates of waste diversion through its own recycling collection. Maintaining Victoria’s current program is good for the environment, and residents who receive curbside pickup of glass containers and other recyclables that MMBC wants separated. Local consumers will effectively pay the cost of recycling twice, as producers build the price of the MMBC program into their products, and taxpayers foot the bill for curbside pickup. Though MMBC recently provided exemptions for small businesses, the program will negatively impact local economic engines such as berry farming, where consumer preference drives the use of plastic clamshell containers for retail sales – dumping the cost onto farmers, and ultimately, customers. This is a program that needs to be put on hold and reconsidered in its entirety.

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‘Asinine subjects’ keep voters down Re: Politics is not entertainment (Opinion, March 14) In his novel Seeing, the 1998 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Jose Saramago, proposes an interesting option for voter apathy and rebellion: voting in mass, but in blank. Voter apathy reflects the disconnection existing between the electorate and a political system based on narrow partisan loyalties, personalities, popcorn-and-fluff, showbiz, glitz, and plenty of money whereby differences among parties are mostly cosmetic. The elites donate to all political parties indistinctly because none of the parties represents a serious threat of change to the status quo. Voters have freely elected Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien, Rob Ford, Bill Vander Zalm and others who have taken us to wars of aggression, removed social safety nets, privatized our infrastructure, destroyed our national industry, created homelessness, closed hospitals and made soup kitchens necessary. In free societies, such as Canada, controlling people by open violence is not necessary when other ideological means are available that are far more subtle and successful than a bayonet or a club. A population immersed in asinine subjects such TV shows, mindless sports, gossip journalism and sensationalist crime stories cannot

possibly be expected to be discerning and alert when it comes to identifying the differences between competing political and class interests, including their own interest. Any political system that can form a federal “majority” government with 39 per cent of the votes in elections where 40 per cent of the people did not vote is a system that lacks legitimacy and can only exist by using deceit, manipulation and money. Voting is not the problem: lack of imagination, political education and civic culture is. Carlos Flores Victoria

Local governance key for taxpayers’ budgets Of all the levels of government that we are affected by in Canada, the municipal level is by far the one that impacts our lives the most: more than the Capital Regional District and the provincial and federal

governments. Our property taxes are often the biggest bill that property owners have to pay. Renters’ rents are affected by property taxes and so renters should be very concerned by city/ municipal governance. The City of Victoria’s property taxes have risen by about 27 per cent in the last five years (as it happens, the current mayor’s term of office) which is more than double our inflation rate. With such an impact on our lives, the younger generations would be wise to pay attention to our closest democratic representatives which are Victoria’s mayor and council. I applaud Lisa Helps for making the effort to recruit the younger generations to come and vote in our November municipal election as that is the way to make our city more affordable, sustainable and livable. Andrew Laks Victoria

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HomeFinder Find a place to call home

Q: WHAT ARE SOME POINTERS FOR THE MOVING PROCESS? If you’re using a moving company, get three quotes – Check their rating with the Better Business Bureau and ask them to come to your home first to help avoid surprise charges Separate your ‘immediate need’ boxes – Keep items you use daily apart from other boxes for quick access Buy enough supplies and collect boxes ahead of time if you’re packing – Running out when you’re nearing moving day adds one more job to an already busy time Start out right in your new home, consider the elements of feng shui – Don’t simply move the clutter from your old home to the new one. Seriously think about getting rid of items you haven’t used or looked at in a year or more Do you have a homebuying or selling story you’d like to share with us? Email ddescoteau@ vicnews.com To advertise in Homefinder, contact Oliver Sommer at: osommer@black press.ca

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Checklists handy when moving time comes Being organized can go a long way toward reducing your stress level Don Descoteau News staff

For home buyers, moving can be stressful, no matter if one is a firsttime purchaser, scaling down to a smaller place or moving up to a larger home. If you want to remove a fair chunk of that stress, there are various strategies for reducing it. And the nice part is, most can be utilized long before the sales agreement is signed or the moving company is booked. Barbara McDonell with Clutter Queen Services often works with people to get rid of unwanted items in advance of move. “I get them look at one item and ask, ‘do I love it and do I use it?’ If not, they should seriously consider donating it or selling it,” she says. “If they can’t answer right away that they love it, they usually don’t.” She recommends starting with large items to maximize downsizing efforts and get you thinking about whether your old furniture will fit in the new place. Another area ripe for decluttering, she says, is storage lockers. “I find that people are paying a lot of money for (outside) storage. People will often discover things they haven’t used in ages and may never use again, like 30 copies of a university thesis. If you don’t get rid of it, you’re paying to move it, if you happen to be gong to another city.” By the time you’re ready to start looking seriously for a new home – maybe you’ve already found one that fits your needs – there are certain logistical steps to take.

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Packing up your belongings early, or getting rid of unwanted items, is an action that can make your life easier ahead of a move. Once clients settle on his services, says Realtor John Hircock, he works with people to find out where they are in the buying procedure. “I do a bit of an interview to see if they’re pre-approved (for a loan) and who their mortgage broker is,” he says. “I want to make sure they have a little better understanding of the process.” He helps clients understand what they need to have in place before they buy, but also has a good checklist that includes other service providers who can help make buying a home a smooth experience. “The real estate agent is just one of the professionals that people are going to use,” Hircock says, listing such tasks as hiring a home inspec-

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tor and a moving company, and having documents vetted and signed by a lawyer or notary public. “There’s a whole bunch of people who are going to be involved in that transaction, perhaps even an accountant.” Part of the package he offers includes a closing costs worksheet to help eliminate surprises or underestimation of the funds needed to complete a deal. “You need to have a bit of money set aside to transfer your services (such as hydro, cable, phone and home heating) in addition to all the closing costs, like the property transfer tax (for which exemptions are available for firsttime buyers).” Once the house search gets down to the offer stage, only three things

can happen: the seller can reject it, they can counter with a different price, or they can accept it. Regardless of the seeming simplicity of the transaction, it can still be a stressful time, Hircock says. “It takes time and sometimes there’s multiple offers. Explaining that process, letting a client read through a blank contract of purchase and sale, helps people have at least a general understanding of the process (going in).” When the moving date is confirmed, people can do various things to prepare, says Cathy Haynes, the Downsize Diva. One of her first suggestions? If you plan to use movers, book them early (mid-month specials are often available). If you plan to pack your own boxes, use strong ones that can close at the top and be stacked and list contents clearly on the side. As for the aforementioned service transfers, book well ahead so as not to have service interrupted. Other items to change include licences and insurance, credit cards, bank information, subscriptions and getting your mail forwarded to the new address for up to six months. If those are the “must-dos,” Haynes says, the “nice-to-dos” include leaving things for your home’s buyer, such as warranties and instruction manuals for appliances and dated invoices for major renovations. “You also want to let them know where the shutoffs are for the water, and leave behind paint cans from recent painting jobs for touchups,” she says. “It’s also nice to leave the names of a couple neighbours, especially the Block Watch captain; your favourite cafés and maybe a parks and rec booklet. Oh and don’t forget the remotes for the garage doors.” Overall, a little forward planning can help make the moving process a pleasure rather than a chore.

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5255 Parker, $1,698,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager, 250 744-3301 1874 Forrester St, $585,000 Saturday 1-3 JonesCo. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838 307-1514 Church Ave $398,000 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333 3316 Quadra St, $246,000 Wednesday-Sunday 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100 2490 Cadboro Heights Lane, $1,288,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301 2490 Cadboro Heights, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Judy Campbell, 250-744-3301 1738 Tiffin Pl, $548,800 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

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625 Vanalman Ave, $539,900 Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242 307-79 Gorge Rd. West, $249,900 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-857-5467 4923 Townsend, $499,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper, 250-686-6325

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3-1950 Cultra Ave, $369,900 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528 2321 Island View Rd, $412,000 Thursday to Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

1929 Llewellyn Pl, $695,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Jim Parsons, 250-508-0739 2485 Shoreacres, $1,288,000 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Judy Campbell, 250-744-3301 61-7570 Tetayut Rd, $269,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 10500 McDonald Park, $585,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124 8570 East Saanich Rd, $524,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131 104-1959 Polo Park, $244,000 Sunday 12:30-2 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911 1957 Jeffree Rd, $608,800 Sunday 2:30-4 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911 2-2344 Bradford Ave, $469,000 Sunday 1-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Eamon Coll, 250-479-3333 3-10134 Third, $639,800 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653 9454 Eastbrook, $467,400 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

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