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A retail planning consultant with an impressive resume of international projects is warning Sidney that commercial growth around them threatens the success of their downtown core. Richard Talbot is calling on the Town and its mayor to form a task force and, in conjunction with local business owners, work to revitalize Beacon Avenue and “We need attract customers Sidney to glow by that could potenday and by night.” tially be diverted to shopping cen– Richard Talbot tres proposed at Sandown Commons and the Jesken Town Centre. Talbot presented to council on March 17 his findings on the impact of these and other shopping areas in the works or currently under construction. Using information from Statistics Canada on population and average retail sales figures, Talbot estimated Sidney businesses could lose a significant percentage of its customers to these threats. “This is a crisis and it’s time for action,” he said, calling for a “Save Beacon” task force, led by the mayor and with little time or patience for some business owners’ reluctance towards change. PLease see: Task force needs a leader, page 4

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Isla Russell tries on an outfit at Miss Bliss in Sidney for the Parkland Grad Fashion show. The fundraising event is coming up in April at the high school’s theatre. See page 8 for more.

Good health to local food

March 27 forum in Sidney starts the discussion about food and where to get it Steven Heywood News staff

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A day-long forum on local food and how it relates to people’s good health is being held Thursday, March 27 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. While it’s a by-invitation-only event, organizers say there are 20 to 25 open

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One of Nathan Scott’s sculptures in Sidney that will remain sitting on benches as the Town looks to replace its street furniture. in consultations online, at Town Hall and during a Beacon Avenue traffic flow open house. Staff report the majority of responses to the change were positive.

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Gathering links local food and good health bring all sides together. “When I ran for council, I was motivated to see what I could do to make agriculture more viable,” she explained, adding questions of land availability, where the next generation of farmers is coming from and conflicts between urban and rural populations are faced by each municipality. Marlaina Elliot, Sidney’s Director of Development Services is on the event organizing committee. She says Sidney’s role is more on the side of urban consumers. “It’s a question of quality of life,” she said. I think a lot of people would like to have bet-

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Cormier, a councillor with the District of Central Saanich, approached the Town of Sidney and District of North Saanich to co-host the Saanich Peninsula Healthy Communities You Are Where You Eat Gathering. They applied for and received a B.C. Healthy Communities grant for the forum. Cormier said the event is about finding better ways to support local farmers and agricultural producers. At the same time, there are links between good, local food and people’s health. What local governments need to know, she said, is how to

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Sidney will pay a little more than $145,000 for new street furniture along Beacon Avenue. In close to two months, the Town will be installing new benches, planters, garbage cans, bike racks and even recycling stations along its main street, replacing the existing concrete and wood furniture. Council, at its committee meeting March 17, approved the expenditure to replace the older items with powder-coated, black metal furniture. The decision must still be ratified at council’s next regular meeting on March 24. The change was proposed by Town staff back in April 2013 with the goal of getting a consistent look to the streetscape, as well as replacing older, highmaintenance items. New furniture, they argued, could also increase space along the sidewalks and help encourage people to linger longer in the downtown core. The public was asked its opinion

six and eight weeks to arrive. They will replace street furniture from Seventh Street down to Beacon Wharf. The statues currently sitting on some of Sidney’s downtown benches will be retained, although due to design differences with the new benches, they will have to stay on the existing concrete ones. Those benches will be moved or rotated to offer better passage for pedestrians. Over the long term, crews will remove existing wood post bollards with rope. A staff report states they have little practical function and as they deteriorate, will not be replaced. Councillor Tim Chad was the lone voice of dissent on council at the final vote. He said he had hoped the furniture would better reflect the Town’s maritime heritage. Chad added spending close to $150,000 on this project will do little to bolster the Town’s economic or tourism fortunes. editor@peninsula

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He noted that already, Sidney has Greater Victoria’s second-highest business vacancy rate at around six per cent, with the highest being View Royal. Talbot suggested that downtown Sidney, with plenty of charity stores and hobby shops, needs more diversity in its retail offerings. The rising vacancies, he added, plus the fact that many retailers are just scraping by, is a concern. “We need to animate Beacon (Avenue),” Talbot continued. “We need Sidney to glow by day and by night.” Without significant change, he said, commercial developments in North and Central Saanich — as well as two large shopping projects in Tsawassen — will sap Sidney’s customer base. Talbot listed a variety of options for the municipality to explore, suggesting Sidney has two years before outside retail centres start to take their toll. Mayor Larry Cross said he has been communicating with Talbot about his concerns for a couple weeks now and shares those worries. He noted that in his own experience, he has seen how downtowns in places like Duncan, Nanaimo and Courtenay were hit hard by the coming of big box stores and took years to recover. In Sidney’s case, Cross said the Town has had advance notice. As for a task force, Cross said while it’s important to put something together, it might be best to rally the energy of the business community. Sidney councillors Marilyn Loveless and Mervyn LougherGoodey said there is plenty of light shining through Talbot’s doom and gloom scenario. “A worry for me,” said Loveless, “is that this may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. I feel the Town needs to be positive and not turn people away with talk of doom and gloom.” Lougher-Goodey noted that nearly half of Sidney’s population is over age 55, downsizing and chose the Town to be close to its services and shops. “Sidney is still a des-

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Retail planning consultant Richard Talbot made a series of suggestions to Sidney Town council March 17, on ways to combat the coming tide of commercial developments outside of the community. • Get the SBIA into high gear making it 100 per cent the voice of downtown businesses • Start a mayor’s task force • Co-ordinate downtown open hours • Integrate destination attractions • Improve storefronts and signage • Streamline Sidney’s architectural style • Make Sidney’s gateway off the Pat Bay Highway more attractive • Revise Sidney’s welcoming slogan • Eliminate the one-way section of Beacon Avenue.

tination,” he added, pinning his hopes on a turnaround in tourism. Coun. Steve Price added the council supports the local business community. Coun. Melissa Hailey said she has still noticed a lack of cohesion among businesses. She said there are issues around the state of some buildings, adding many owners are just too busy running their businesses. “I had hoped for (cohesion) through the BIA (Sidney Business Improvement Area),” Hailey said, adding she doesn’t see that happening yet. Cross added he’s been pleading for years for the business community to have a single, strong voice. Talbot said that’s why a task force, if created, would need someone else to drive it, “because we don’t have time.” Talbot was scheduled to give a similar presentation on March 20 to the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, SBIA and others at the Mary Winspear Centre. editor@peninsula • • A5 A5

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Peninsula license plate holders back Fundraiser returns after 10 years CENTRAL SAANICH — After more than a decade after the first campaign, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation is re-introducing a fundraiser with a focus on your car and where you live. The Foundation has this week launched a license plate holders fundraising effort, with the organizational support of Kenny Podmore, the originator of the first campaign. The plate holders have been branded for each Saanich Peninsula municipality and each design was created by Podmore. More then $7,000 was raised in the first campaign. The license plate holders are available for a donation of $10 per pair and will be available at the Foundation office in the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Beacon Avenue and at the Sidney and North Saanich municipal offices. They can also be found at the Sidney tourist information centre on Beacon Avenue and from Podmore himself, as well as Sharon Bolton of Verico Select Mortgage on Fourth Street in Sidney. — News staff

District budget goes public March 24 CENTRAL SAANICH — District council passed the first three readings of Central Saanich’s five year financial plan bylaw for 2014. A public presentation of the financial plan for 2014 will take place next Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at municipal hall.

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An open house on a proposed new toll booth design at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal in Sidney drew little response, so town council is proceeding on the advice of their advisory planning commission and pricing out the construction. Only three people turned out to a March 11 open house on the revised design of the replacement toll booth building. Back in August 2013, Finlayson Bonet Architects presented a new design to replace this existing structure. The project was based on the needs of the ferry terminal operator (Flair Hospitality) who wanted additional ticket windows, office space and a washroom, among other improvements.


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option 2B — a mix of wood beams, stonework, concrete foundation and metal roofing. That option was the subject of the open house. Staff report that residents in the immediate area were sent letters (including the 10 on the petition) about the open house, but only three showed up. Council voted March 17 at their committee session to go with the favoured option and

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he provincial push for a producerpay 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

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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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To Graduation and Beyond at Parkland Secondary Parkland students gearing up for Disney-themed grad fashion show on Wednesday, April 9

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Parkland Secondary School grad students are getting ready to strut their stuff on the runway during a fashion show and silent auction fundraiser next month. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the

year for the grads and the class has been getting tremendous support from the community, said student organizer Raylen Lanktree. Lanktree added that businesses in Sidney and Victoria have been donating items for the silent auction and local clothing stores have lent the students cloth-

ing to wear in the show. “We really appreciate all the support from all the local businesses and from all of the parents and teachers involved,” she said. This year’s show is based around a Disney theme which students have dubbed To Graduation and Beyond. “The show itself has

been pretty crazy to organize. It’s definitely stressful at times, but it’s so wonderful to see it all coming together,” said Lanktree. “It makes me so happy that both the students involved and members of the community are excited for the show. I can’t wait for everyone to see

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Parkland students Taylor Holsten (top) and Tori Dmytar (bottom) look through outfit possibilities at Miss Bliss in Sidney. The two will be modeling clothes from the local shop in the school’s grad fashion show next month. and enthuse the grads for the busy months ahead,” said one of the show organizers, Taylor Holsten. Funds raised from the event’s ticket sales and silent auction will go towards dry grad celebrations in June. The Parkland grad fashion show and silent auction take place in the school’s theatre on Wednesday, April 9.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the silent auction runs until 7 p.m. when the fashion show starts. Tickets ($10) will be available for purchase as of Monday, March 24 through the school by calling 250-655-2736. Tickets  will also be available at the door on the night of the show (cash only). reporter@peninsula

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Iconic Canadian voice plays Charlie White Theatre April 26 SIDNEY — Canadian singersongwriter Jimmy Rankin is taking the stage at the Mary Winspear Centre on Saturday, April 26. Known for his live performances and crossover appeal, Rankin easily moves between genres including folk roots, country and pop, taking his audiences on a musical journey. Born and raised in Mabou, Nova Scotia to a large musical family of 12 children, Jimmy and his family began entertaining neighbors every third weekend as part of a ceilidh. The Rankin Family rose to fame in the late ‘80s and ‘90s with a strong Celtic folk-roots

sound, winning almost every Canadian music award along the way. Jimmy is currently touring Canada in support of his new solo album Backroad Paradise. His sixth full length album featuring 12 brand new original songs is co-written by Jimmy along with some of Canada’s and Nashville’s most talented songwriters. His catalogue of hits includes songs of great emotion, imagery, love and life, which listeners have come to expect from Rankin. In 2011 his song Here in My Heart featuring Keith Urban was named the number one Cana-

Centre making old instruments new again SIDNEY — The Mary Winspear Centre is seeking donations of all kinds of musical instruments, in working order or not, to create a work of art. The Charlie White Theatre presents numerous acts throughout the year by acclaimed professional performers and this year, the Centre hopes to obtain signatures on the donated instruments from some of those artists and put the pieces on auction during the annual Winspear Art Show in September. The funds will go towards the Centre’s not for profit foundation, the SANSCHA Foundation.

dian Country Song by Top Country. Winner of multiple awards, including back-to-back Canadian Country Music Awards for Roots Artist of the Year (2012 and 2013) he most recently took the number one spot in CBC’s Top Ten East Coast Song of All Time for his hit single Fare Thee Well Love. Rankin performs in the intimate setting of the Charlie White Theatre on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Mary Winspear box office by calling 250-656-0275 or online at — Submitted by the Mary Winspear Centre

COMING UP IN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Local artists work within 12x12x12 inches. Almost anything goes in this exuberant show. Expect 2D and 3D works in a variety of mediums. Join in this lively celebration of all that is small until March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park. Free parking and free admission. For more information visit • The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society present HMS Pinafore Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets are $38 for adults, $36 for students and seniors and $20 for youth under 16. Available through or 250-656-0275.

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HMS Pinafore is at the Winspear Centre next weekend. • Lorne Elliott in A Night full of Humour, Music and Wit on Monday March 31 at 8 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets, $26.25, available online at or call 250-656-0275. • Fefe Dobson performs at the Mary Winspear Centre Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $29.40, available at




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Please join family and friends to celebrate Andrew’s life on March 22nd, 2014 from 1 o’clock to 3 o’clock PM. at St. Stephen’s Church Memorial Hall, 7921 St. Stephen Rd., Saanichton, BC.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CARDS OF THANKS A HUGE Thank you to the person who returned our BOB stroller to the Sidney RCMP.

COMING EVENTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 12TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17, 18 and 19 Applications for Artisans are available at 250-338-6901


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PERSONALS FUN, FLIRTY, Local Women! Try FREE! 18+. Call 250-2201300. Or visit online at:

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: NECKLACE on sidewalk on Walfred Rd, Langford. Call 250-686-7765 to claim. FOUND OLD gold ring in VGH parking lot. Call to identify, (250)652-2468. FOUND SINGLE car key w/fob at Henry and 3rd Street. Call 250-727-1224 with car make to claim. LOST BLACK sunglasses “Maui Jim�. If found please call (250)652-2468.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

ONE Day Only Flyer Delivery Thursday, April 10 - Colwood, Langford, View Royal - $0.18 cents/copy - 250-380-5367







CENTRAL SAANICH. Best sale ever! Great for brides, decorators and crafters. Sat. & Sun. Mar 22 & 23, 8-11am. 6525 Bella Vista Drive.


Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland opportunities. Top Wages & BeneďŹ ts. Relocation costs paid to qualiďŹ ed applicants. E-mail: hiring@ or Call: (1)250-382-9181

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 16 SHEETS tempered glass 34� x 78� plus one at 76�. $10/ each. Ideal to build Solar Greenhouse. Call 250-5444303, Central Saanich. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

RETAIL ST. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Retail Sales Clerk. 2 Days per week, $10.66/hour. Apply in person: Sheila Carroll 9775 Second Street Sidney, BC

TRADES, TECHNICAL AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. 250-545-3378

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

VOLUNTEERS BUSINESS VICTORIA would like a social media coordinator to improve and manage their social media presence. Other positions available. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. HABITAT FOR Humanity seeks ReStore customer service volunteers with cash experience and computer skills for their recycled building products store. Minimum 1 year commitment. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. YOUNG PARENTS Support Network is seeking a videographer with camera to tell its story for the 20th anniversary, plus make additional videos with participants. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

PERSONAL SERVICES MIND BODY & SPIRIT KRIPALU MASSAGE, Reiki, Acupressure, Chair Massage. I have relaxed clients that have been with me for 5-12 years. See testimonials on website. Women only. Call 250-514-6223 or visit online at:



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Years of experience Excellent references. Reliable, trustworthy (250)812-0027 LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)


NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700 WANTED 1960’s Pick-up Truck, Ford or Chev, running condition, $500 or less. Call John (250)816-7368.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123


ANTIQUE WOODEN cradle doll bed, home made bedding, $15. Call (250)598-0750. Grayco High Chair, used 2x, $50. Stroller 1x, $20. Rockinghorse, $10. (250)389-0791. MIRRORS- 48x48�, 28x18�, older scuba suit, $10/each. Call (778)265-1615. NEW HARDIE board, 76’x9�, $40. Call (250)652-3606. OLDER CRAFTSMAN 10� table saw, 1HP motor+ stand, $85. 250-656-1497.

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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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231. FRASER TOLMIE APARTMENTS 1701 Cedar Hill X Road (at Shelbourne St) Deluxe 1 & 2 bdrm suites Beautiful grounds with resort style amenities INQUIRE TODAY: 250.477.6323 or frasertolmie@bentall Proudly Managed By Bentall Kennedy Residential Services TILLICUM: NEAR mall. Bright 1 bdrm, 3rd floor, 55+ bldg. Appl’s, coin laundry, balcony, rec rm, $720 incld’s heat. N/S, 1 pet ok. Call (250)245-5707.


SACRIFICEABOVE the stove Whirlpool Microwave oven/fan, $95. (778)433-4939.

ESQUIMALT- 2bdrm, 1 level, in suite W/D, 4 appls, oak flrs, deck, near ocean schools, bus. $985. 250-216-2991.

YAMAHA PIANO with bench, $95. Great for beginners. Call (250)652-0549.


FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

FURNITURE BEDROOM SUITE. Beautiful dark oak wood: bed frame, dresser with mirror, second dresser, 2 night stands. $2000 obo. Chuck or Susanne: 250-881-8833. See ad# 21580893

SPACIOUS 2-BDRM + den, 2 bath townhouse. $439,000. Complete new interior. #110045 5th St. Just 2 blocks to Sidney’s main street. Open House Sat & Sun. 1-3pm. Call 250-516-0104.


OAK BAY: (North), sunny 3 bdrm on main level, 5 appls, piano, hrdwd flrs, garden, 6 mth lease, $1500 incls utils, avail May 1. 250-590-1012 SIDNEY - 3 br duplex - 2438 Lovell. Great area! Avail immed. $1400, not incl util. NS, pet considered. Tel or text: 250-888-9118

SHARED ACCOMMODATION VICTORIA HOUSING. $475$575. neg. Students, disability, working. 778-977-8288. •A11 A11

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1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Yokohama tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $2500. Chris, 250595-0370 leave message.

1998 TRAVELAIRE 5th wheel. Exc. cond. new hot water heater, circuit board in fridge, toilet wheel bearings packed tires & electrical brake system checked. In floor heating privacy screens, rubber roof vinyl siding water purification kit, 24x12 outdoor mat. Full winter storage shroud with breathable sides & rubber roof. $10,000. 250-652-9660.

DEEP COVE. Bright, ground level entry 1-bdrm. Unfurnished, private carport & patio. 650 sq.ft., quiet cul-de-sac. Wood floors, wood stove, electric heating. Skylights in bdrm and living area. 4-piece full bath. D/W, W/D, N/S, pet neg. All utils incld. $1100./mo. April 1st. (250)656-6138.

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GLANFORD- 1 bdrm, lrg living rm+ kitchen. W/D. $750 inclds utils. N/P. (778)350-2446. GORDON HEAD. 3-bdrm, Furnished, 1200 sq.ft. May 1st. Bus #39 to Uvic. $1600. + utils. (250)885-5588. GORGE-HARRIET- Quiet, lrg 1 bdrm, grd level, priv ent, utils incld, parking. NS/NP. $745/mo. Avail now. Call 250384-0460 (leave a message).



MARIGOLD: 1 bdrm, shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850 utils incld’d. Call 250-727-6217.

SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY- QUIET cozy 1 bdrm. W/D, utils included, NS/NP, furnished or unfurnished. Avail April. 1. Call (250)656-7184.


TOWNHOUSES LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, bright 2 bdrm townhouse, W/D hookup, inside/outside storage, backyard. $912/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $42,000 +. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

2010 HARLEY DAVIDSON Heritage. Black. 4950Kms. $15,000. 250-216-2200

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1993 ACURA INTEGRA (bought in the USA), 204,810, km, in good condition. $2500. Call (250)884-6861.



















AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.


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

VIRGO INTERIORS- Certified Interior decorator specializing in color schemes that work the first time. Call (250)721-2777.

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.


BOOKKEEPING FOR small businesses. Sidney, Saanich Peninsula area. Income taxes starting at $40. 778-677-1279.

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

BUSINESS BOOKS A Mess? Expert knowledge, Timely, Accurate, Dependable, Confidential. 15 years experience Bookkeeping and Tax Prep. Free Consult: Call Louise, 250-661-7108 or Email:


US-CANANDIAN TAX Preparation by CPA. Avail 24-7. James (778)433-1738.

Maintenance, Clean-Ups Pruning, Landscaping Pwr Washing, Irrigation 30 Years Experience Best prices Guaranteed


JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER with 32 years exp in renovations, new construction+ all repairs. Spring Time discounts. Frank, 250-812-6199.

ELECTRICAL (250)217-3090.ELECTRICIAN Lic. #3003. 30yrs exp. Renos, Knob & Tube Replacement. Sr.Disc.No job too big or small 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge Trim, Soil/Mulch Del (2 cu yds) Clean-ups. (250)479-6495.

LANDSCAPING 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new contracts; landscape and carpentry. BBB/Insured. Res /Comm. ANDREW’S GARDENING and Landscaping. Clearing, weeding, pruning, rock work, carpentry, lawns. 20 yrs exp. Ins. Call 778-967-1246 GROWING CONCERN my 25 yr business. Pruning specialist design & maintenance. Call Lori, C.H.T. (778)351-3001.

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Lawns have weeds & moss? Aerating ($75 special), pwr raking. Blackberry/ivy removal.


A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. DALE’S PAINTING Int/ext. Prompt, courteous, 25yrs exp $30/hr Free est. 250-516-2445 LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.


High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

CARPENTRY JEREMIAH’S CARPENTRYRepairs, finishing work, custom built gazebo’s, decks & sheds. Call 250-857-1269.

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

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS

ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275.

AURICLE- Spring cleanups, lawns. Call for all your garden needs. 250-882-3129.

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small reno’s. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961

MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Clean-ups, weeding & More. Senior’s discount. Free estimates. Mike 250-216-7502.

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.



JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-881-1221. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ARAM RENO’S Basement, bathrooms, additions Free est. WCB/Insured 250-880-0525

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 250.388.3535

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee�. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942.

STACYANN SCHIFFNER Painting & Colour Design. WCB + Ins. Professional Guarantee. Free est.250-213-1054.

LICENSED. QUALITY work guaranteed, great rates, WCB. Free est’s. Seniors discount on labour. Norm (250)413-7021.

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

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS RUPE’S ROOFING: Torch on shingles or metal. Fully insured. References; ticketed roofers. Call Rupe 250-4157130 or Mike 1-250-533-9410. SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB / BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.

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

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

MOVING & STORAGE (250)858-6747. WRIGHT Bros Moving. $70/hour. 4 ton / lift. Seniors discount. Call Philip.


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



FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

BLAINE’S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475 DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

Your Community, Your ClassiďŹ eds. Call 250-388-3535

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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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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-

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

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302-1494 Fairfield, $287,500 Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900 104-1665 Oak Bay, $249,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422 1-228 Michigan, $735,000 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

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1764 Hampshire Rd, $979,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628


76 Norquay Rd, $599,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-818-3134

26-1498 Admirals Rd, $139,900 101-1235 Johnson St, $279,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Saturday 2-4 Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242

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733A Humboldt (200 Douglas) Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

T208-66 Songhees, $895,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings, 250-744-3301

108-545 Manchester Rd, $165,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

607-620 Toronto, $234,500 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224

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20 Newcastle Crt, $579,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge, 250-818-6146


611 Lampson St, $549,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422


2002 Corniche Pl, $619,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tiffany Self, 250-858-3954

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

4210 Quadra St, $569,900 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Linda Clark, 250 380-6683

982 Mckenzie Ave, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353

108-1825 Kings Rd, $399,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

964 Milner Ave Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333

969 Greenridge, $499,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

3712 Kootenay, $624,500 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

406-3206 Alder St, $260,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893


370 Obed Ave., Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333 1020 Burnside Rd W Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216

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

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


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

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


402-350 Belmont Rd, $149,000 Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

3379 Vision Way, $324,900 Thursday 4-6, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921 2204 Island Falls, $1,260,000 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

974 Moss Ridge Cl, $596,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

2344 Nicklaus Dr., $779,900 Sunday 2-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Don Burnham, 250-516-1510

211-1325 Bear Mountain Pkwy Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jandy Gruhn, 250-514-9419

2252 Players Dr, $799,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed Sing, 250-744-3301

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

1-3650 Citadel, $729,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

887 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900 Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

1078 Jenkins Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683 2557 Sewlyn Rd, $329,000 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683 30-3650 Citadel Pl, $539,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford, 250-889-8200 707 Windover Terr. Sunday 11:30-1:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

1247 Freshwater Cres, $559,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921 1290 Eston Pl, $885,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448 937 Step Moss Close, $669,000 Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Deb Coburn, 250-812-5333

110-1177 Deerview Pl, $659,000 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228 958 Kinglet Pl., Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Darryl Roth, 250-478-9600


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