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Cash company thwarts grandparent scam Daniel Palmer News staff

Betty Clarke was going about an otherwise normal day when her home phone rang. The man on the other end of the line claimed to be her grandson, Dalyn, and said he’d just been in a serious car accident in Quebec. “He said there was quite severe damage that was going to cost just under $2,000, and this had to be deposited to an account right

away,” said Bob, Betty’s husband. The retired Saanich couple panicked. They stopped at their credit union then headed to a local Money Mart to wire the cash as instructed. It was there an astute employee told the couple they were about to become the next victims of an increasingly popular fraud operation: the grandparent scam. “Apparently a lot of phone calls like this come from Quebec, so when Betty told them she was

sending the money to Quebec, the clerk said, ‘Wait a minute.’” The Clarkes headed to the police station, where officers told them the problem is proliferating across Greater Victoria and Canada. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre received more than 43,000 complaints and tracked 11,700 victims of fraud in 2013, the most recent statistics available. Those numbers have held relatively steady since 2011, but grandparent or “emergency” scams are now listed as the

third-most frequent scam behind false prizes and offers for lower interest rates. “Several of these types of scams have been caught at the point of the money transfer by people employed by the money transfer businesses, and we are appreciative of the fact they have intervened,” said Sgt. Steve Eassie of Saanich Police. PlEASE SEE: Astute staffer saves ... Page A4

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MEXICO MISSION: new school house springs joy Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Tears welling, a Mexican principal accepted keys to his new school. It’s a moment Saanich teen DJ Katz remembers best. He’s among those who worked four days in mid-March to build the new high school as part of a contingent from Saanich Baptist church. The church believes in serving society and in line with its mission statement – act justly, love mercy and walk humbly – members make three trips to Mexico a year. “In North America, you’re so used to really shiny stuff. Once you go to a (developing) world country it’s not there, there’s rarely shiny stuff,” said Katz, a Spectrum Community School Grade 12 student. “It’s humbling because it really puts you in your place. You get to see how much better off you have it.” Katz was among 45 high school students, young adults and chaperones who traveled to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico to build the two-room school. Located in the Baja about three hours south of Ensenada, Vicente Guerrero hosts some of Mexico’s poor, many of them seasonal farm workers. “When I come back I hear … people complain a lot and it’s about the littlest things,” Katz said. “These people are living in houses sometimes made out of paper. It’s crazy. It lets you appreciate what you have here.” Steve Sundby, the lead pastor, says that one of the keys to breaking the poverty cycle is education. So, the church raised the $10,000 needed to build the school. Working with Tom and Sue Card, who live in Vicente, and with the Mexican government, the church made a commitment to help people out of poverty through house and school builds. Over the past few years the church has built one other school and 24 homes.

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Left: Glanford Middle School student Hannah Busch, 13, and youth leader Rachel Edmonds painting the high places during the Saanich Baptist church school build in Mexico. Above: Raising the roof. The church now makes three trips a year for these building projects. The trips are life changing for many who go. To see and experience poverty where people are living in cardboard homes and working 10 to 12 hours a day is overwhelming. On this last trip, many of the youth were quite touched by the experience. “This was my second trip down to Mexico. It’s an incredibly enlightening and humbling experience,” said Katz. “You learn not only about what’s going on in different parts of the world, but also things about yourself and other people. Being able to help

and serve is absolutely amazing.” That moment handing over the keys is what makes him want to return for a third trip next year. “I want to go back because my favourite part is seeing the kids’ faces when the school is done. They’re so happy,” he said. “The principal this year, he was on the verge of tears because we were giving him the keys. “Everybody was so happy, it’s such an incredibly happy moment on the last day of the build.” For more information about the Mexico mission call 250-744-2020. reporter@saanichnews.com

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“However, we cannot expect employees of these types of businesses to question every person that comes into the business to transfer funds.” Anyone who has fallen victim to this type of crime and has not reported the incident to the police are encouraged to do so. “If someone contacts you by phone looking for money, do not provide them with any personal information, banking information, or credit card information,” Eassie said. “Prior to making a donation or transferring money, if in doubt, contact a family member or the police to discuss the request.” Bob said he hopes his story will help shed light on grandparent scams. He’s also been back to Money Mart to thank the Good Samaritan employee. “The scammers play on the panic mode and your dedication to your grandchildren and scare the hell out of you,” Bob said. “The more we can get this information out there, the better.” dpalmer@vicnews.com


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Gordon Head Gardening Club hopes to keep growing as it celebrates six decades with a party. “We’ve invited people that don’t come to the club anymore. There are about 15 of them coming that are over 90,” said president Heather Atkinson. “We’re going to honour them and have a little panel where we interview four members from each decade.” Questions include: “What fun things do you remember that they did back then and what was the most popular flower? What was all the rage back then?” she said. “In Gordon Head it’s anything that the deer won’t eat,” she added with a laugh. The celebration will include a 60th anniversary photograph of the entire crew, followed by cake

Mark your calendars and start emptying out your filing cabinets in anticipation of the Better Business Bureau’s community shredding event. They’ll accept up to five bags or boxes of confidential paper documents, per person, for shredding free of charge on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tillicum Centre (in the parking lot outside Old Navy). Access Records and Media Management will have its mobile shredding truck available and are donating shredding services for this event. Volunteers from Victoria Cool Aid Society will also be onsite selling hot dogs and collecting donations. All money collected will go towards Cool Aid’s Every Step Counts program. Visit coolaid. org to learn more.

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The Victoria Genealogical Society hosts a presentation by Coral Grant titled Grandmother’s Secret – a Jewish ancestry story.The event is being held at the Gordon Head United Church Hall, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Free for members; non-members by donation. Learn more online at www.victoriags.org.

Pop your boot for the kids

Hillcrest elementary school is holding a traditional English car boot sale on April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sellers can load up their trunks with saleable items to help support students, pop the lid and sell. Advance registration is $20 or on the day of the event $25, with the proceeds going to the parent advisory council to help fund emergency kits and a chess program. Any money made on sales goes to the seller. Set up is from 8 to 9 a.m. at 4421 Greentree Terr. in Saanich. Contact hillcrestpac@gmail.com by email for registration or more information. reporter@saanich news.com

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n The garden club also hosts a plant sale May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church hall, 4201 Tyndall Ave. and tea. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome. Atkinson says the gardening club is a great way interact with new people. “We need some younger members,” Atkinson said. “I’ve met some wonderful folks. They’ve all got great senses of humour and they love gardening.” The party is Saturday, April 12 at Gordon Head United Church hall, 4201 Tyndall Ave. at 2 p.m. RSVP to Heather Atkinson at 250-598-2302 or email heatheroa@ shaw.ca. reporter@saanichnews.com

Manure makes money for school The annual Reynolds secondary manure fundraiser to benefit the school’s band program happens Saturday, April 12. Music students are selling 30-litre bags of quality, aged bovine manure for $7 each, or five

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Deverne Brock, left, stops for a photo with Canuck Jannick Hansen. kink for kids who love athletics, such as a basketball jamboree the youngster participated in this week at Spectrum school. “They played games for a half hour backto-back to back. I had to keep checking him throughout the games,” she said. “The more he exercises the more his levels drop.” These days the youngster maintains his levels on his own, since shifting to an insulin pump. “It saves him from getting 3,268 needles a year. He’s getting less

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Plan for the Future T he government has declared clients, creating a Will brings families March 31 to April 6 “Make-acloser and creates more certainty and Will Week” to encourage more peace of mind for everyone.” British Columbians to create a A Will is the best way to ensure Will or bring an existing Will up-to-date. that the people, charities or non-profit This coincides with a Mustel Group poll organizations you care about receive conducted this month for the Society of the benefit of your estate. If there Notaries Public of BC that found only is no Will in place, or the Will is not 55% of adults in British Columbia have a properly prepared, an estate may not be current and legal Will. distributed as the deceased intended. The Mustel Group poll, conducted by The costs of administering the estate telephone from March 7 to 19, included may be higher if a legally enforceable 502 adults in BC, and found that only Will does not exist. 20% of people in the 18-to-34 age “I’ve witnessed first-hand the range, 51% between 35 and 54, and tremendous angst and difficulty a family 83% of individuals over 55 have a Will in place. “No one wants to think To find a Notary near you, visit about dying, so for most www.notaries.bc.ca. people the hardest part about making a Will is taking the first step toward making plans and booking an appointment with a Notary or experiences when there is no Will. It can lawyer,” says Kristy Martin, a Langford take years to unravel and sort through Notary. “That said, most people are at excessive legal cost to the survivors,” surprised at how easy it is to create a says Laurie Salvador, a Notary in Sidney. Will, once they set their mind to it, and “An even greater concern is the lack of find the process leads to important a Will leaves your children vulnerable to discussions and decisions. For many wait in foster care while courts decide

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on a suitable guardian. Whereas, a Will empowers you to nominate someone you trust to take immediate care of your minor children.” A carefully planned estate can eliminate or at least reduce stress, taxes and conflict amongst loved ones of the deceased. Without a will there can be doubt, anxiety, stress, hurt feelings, and delays in administering the estate. There is even uncertainly about what the final funeral arrangements should be and who should pay for them. The kindest thing you can do for your loved ones is to leave your affairs in good order. To find a Notary near you, visit www.notaries.bc.ca. What you need to know about the new Legislation Make-a-Will Week 2014 coincides with the Wills, Estate and Succession Act (WESA) which comes into effect on March 31, 2014. WESA combines several Acts, providing greater certainty for individuals who put their last wishes into writing, and clarifies the process for distributing estates where there is no Will.


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Make-A-Will Week March 31-April 6 The new act also: • Allows the court to recognize a document as a Will even if it does not meet all the standards usually required to make a will; • Helps courts ensure a deceased person’s last wishes are respected; and • Lowers the age at which a person can make a Will to 16. With some of the laws about interpreting Wills changing, those whose Will was written before March 31, 2014 may wish to review it with a Notary or lawyer to make sure their wishes can be upheld. A properly prepared and executed Will is the best way to ensure that the people,

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With a will get your way “If I die you get my hockey cards” just doesn’t cut it unless it’s spelled out in a will – a legal document outlining where your leftovers go after death. More than half of B.C. adults have a current and legal will, 55 per cent according to a provincewide poll done last month by Mustel Group for The Society of Notaries Public of BC. As the provincial push – Make a Will Week – wraps up Sunday, perhaps that number will jump. Who really wants to leave bushels of money laying around with no clear direction? As the old axiom says, death and taxes are the only sure things in life. With a will, you get to choose where the last of your cash and hard-earned trinkets (not to mention minor children) will go upon your death. And ideally, less will go to taxes. The legal document ensures your loved ones, or charities of choice benefit. Family shouldn’t have to second guess your wishes, or deal with extra-costly administration while they’re busy grieving. In this day and age it can be difficult to afford putting cash into the non-profit community. One way to do that is to set aside an endowment after death. You won’t need it anymore, and there’s the whole giving back theory. Of course karma would be moot at that point and the whole ‘giving back makes you feel good’ theory wouldn’t really come into play, but sometimes it’s about doing the right thing. And it will feel good now. Those hockey cards could fund libraries, art galleries or environmental endeavours for future generations.

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Fall ballots should feature a-word Although 91 mayors and councillors may seem appropriate in our fractured region for some, having been active across the region in public speaking engagements, the feedback we receive from most citizens is we are in need of improved and more streamlined regional governance through some level of amalgamation. Putting a non-binding question on municipal ballots would serve to legitimize public opinion on the matter to an extent that the discussion can move beyond the uninformed comments we so often see stated by many politicians across our region and would further give impetus to have a formal study. It is somewhat ironic that among the thousands of petition signatures we have collected, more Saanich residents have signed our petition than any other municipality in the region. Yet, we are informed a bylaw prevents us of even presenting our ballot request to Saanich council and Mayor Frank Leonard says we are simply a distraction. There is still an opportunity for Saanich residents to have their democratic rights expressed. You can make a difference by emailing Saanich council at council@saanich.ca and asking for the right to express your opinion on this important issue at the ballot box this fall. John Vickers, vice chair Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society

Political credibility a two-way street Columnist Tom Fletcher insists the NDP’s coasting into oblivion with the revelation that MLA Jenny Kwan was a recipient of Portland Hotel Society’s “indiscretions”. If this is true, then the BC Liberals must equally be at risk of extinction through MLA Linda Reid’s “indiscretion”. Yet Mr. Fletcher mentions nothing of the latter, while making the unsubstantiated assumption that Ms. Kwan’s ignorance of her ex-husband’s doings in the Portland Hotel Society is “simply not credible.” What gives, Mr. Fletcher? Richard Weatherill Victoria

Chamber sewage input motivation in question Regarding the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of the CRD sewage treatment project, the chamber is behind the curve – in more ways than one.

They sent a letter to Esquimalt mayor and council on Thursday, March 27, requesting that they approve the application by Seaterra for the McLoughlin Point site. They missed the boat. The public hearings closed on March 22. They had their chance to make their position clear. The motivation by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is questionable. They claimed to have examined alternatives that were not feasible. Really? I see no evidence that they examined anything. They’re just reiterating the same lack of scrutiny handed down by the CRD. Here’s the real motivation: “The project creates a significant economic opportunity,” according to the letter. Bingo. The contractors win. The taxpayers lose. And the marine environment surrounding Victoria remains unchanged. The public is not buying this. The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce image just got flushed. Dave Ferguson Saanich

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Organizers expect an empowering environmental youth festival to draw hundreds of students from as far afield as the Lower Mainland to Claremont secondary. “We’re attracting a lot of students from across the province,” said Grade 12 student Jeff Lewis-Manning, among the organizers of the 4th Annual YesBC Youth Climate Action Summit and Off the Grid Music Festival at Claremont. The festival shifts to Claremont from the West Shore where it was held near the end of May for the past three years and included the Fort Rodd Hill outdoor venue for the concert. Claremont offers a more weather-proof indoor venue for the April 17 summit and festival. “We found that even at the end of May it was a bit late to catch the senior students, who are busy with exams then,” said Judy Fainstein, founder of YesBC (Youth for Environmental Stewardship). “We’re trying something different this year, and everything’s going to be at the school, Claremont secondary. We hope the students take more ownership of the event.”

She hopes to hit 200 to 300 students this year with the byregistration summit for middle and secondary students during the day, and the public concert after school hours. “A lot of this is student-led so it’s been an evolving thing, where over the years little by little students have taken on more leadership roles,” Fainstein said. Topics for the student-led workshops this year include green careers, food security, youth activism and social media for social change. Claremont will utilize its work at Haliburton Farm as its session during the summit, taking a group out for a tour of the farm. Other area schools including Reynolds and Oak Bay are set to present among the 12 workshops organized so far. “It’s providing students with great leadership opportunities because not only are we facilitating workshops, people will be giving presentations and we’ve been organizing everything,” Lewis-Manning said. “Engaging the community is a big part of it. We’re basically ambassadors for YesBC and the community.” Guests include Saanich-Gulf Island MP Elizabeth May, Oak

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28,498

$ Not exactly as shown

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2005 CHEV EQUINOX LT

German made, top safety pick! 283Hp 6-spd auto, the perfect van!

Serviced brakes, lots of warranty remaining! Don’t go new... Save!

AWD, leather, roof! Glass claim only! Great brakes! What a deal!!!

16,498

18,488

$

$

Stk #D15529

14,598

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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2008 FORD F150 XLT

2008 CHEV HHR LS

2010 NISSAN XTERRA

2010 MAZDA B4000

4x4! Factory tow package! The perfect work truck, reconditioned for you!

Exceptional style, ideal seat height, and too good of a deal to pass up!

Winning awards as best off-roading SUV for ‘10, less than $20,000? Wow!

4x4! Auto! A/c! Not a fan of the Ford Ranger? Go Japanese!

Stk #D15406

18,998

Stk #D15694

9,498

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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Stk #D15751

Stk #D15750

Only 45,794kms for a 2010??? That’s too low to pass up at this amazing price!

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13,698

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

21,698

$

2010 DODGE GR. CARAVAN SE 2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID

$

Stk #D15512A

Stk #D15695

16,998

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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15,998

10,998

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Power moonroof! Leather, heated seats! This is a Jetta under $10k! Hurry!

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9,388

$

$

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A long box gas crew cab F-250?! We’ve got it! Upgrade and save!

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AWD! Beautiful moonroof! This powerful beauty can be yours!

28,688

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

4x4! B.C. Only! New front pads + machined rotors! New serp belt!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #F15765

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

B.C. Only! No accidents! New brakes and rotors! Low mileage for the year!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15744

2013 CHEV CRUZE LT

Stk #D15653

RWD! Bose soundsystem, heated seats, power roof! Premium speedster! Fun!

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 FORD F250 XLT

Stk #D15710

10,798

28,788

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15708

$

X5

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36,698

Stk #T15702

$

19th

2009 BMW

$

2004 INFINITI G35 2008 PONTIAC MONTANA 2011 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT

$

2003 VW JETTA GLS 2007 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING

14,498

Stk #D15632

4x4, leather! Hemi! This rare regular cab is too unique to pass up!

9,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT

Stk #D15608

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4,588

2013 CHEV IMPALA LT

Stk #D15518

Power moonroof! 2-Tone leather interior! A must see, loaded classic!

Glass repair only! Only 117,000kms! Great commuter car!

$

2012 VW ROUTAN S

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Stk #T15397

1

21,798

$

Stk #D15647

Stk #T15682

15,488

25,498

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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2008 PONTIAC WAVE SE 2009 DODGE CHALLENGER SE Stk #D15592A

Stk #D15732

Power moonroof! 5 Spd! A/c! Cool features for a cool ride, see why we’re #1!

B.C. Only! Rwd! Auto! This classic has 22” rims! Turn heads and burn rubber!

6,888

18,498

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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2006 NISSAN ALTIMA S 2009 PONTIAC MONTANA 2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM

2012 VOLVO C30 T5

2006 CHEV COBALT LT

This turbo hatch pumps out 227hp yet is a Volvo, so that means safety!

With only 102,000kms this consistent bestseller is yours for less than $8500!

Stk #D15769

Stk #D15777

Stk #D15772

Great brakes and tires! Leather! Under $10k, under 70,000kms!!! Insane!

This Montana has just 52,311kms since 09! Do the math... Now drive on in!

AWD! Ecoboost turbo! Too many features to fit in this ad, come see!

10,388

9,488

$

10,588

$

$

27,398

$

Stk #D15782

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15790A

19,998

8,398

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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2010 FORD FOCUS SES 2013 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM

2013 FORD EDGE SEL

2013 MAZDA MAZDA3

2009 TOYOTA YARIS

2007 MAZDA MAZDA5

2005 PONTIAC VIBE

2013 FORD F150 XLT

AWD! Leather! Panoramic roof! 21,859kms and under $30k, impossible?!

B.C. only! A perpetual best seller, come in today or miss out on THE ONE!

B.C. only! The perfect commuter car, this one’s averaged just 10,000kms/ yr!!!

Sliding size door, roof racks, moonroof and it seats 6! No need to compromise!

2004 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

Stk #F15815

No accidents! Great tires! New pads/rotors! Leather! Roof! Sync! Heated seats!

14,998

$

Stk #C15828

Leather! Roof! Heated seats! Bluetooth! Too many options for too little money!

20,688

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 NISSAN TITAN PRO-4X

2008 DODGE GR.CARAVAN SXT

4x4! B.C. only! No accidents! Offroad package! An absolute DREAM TRUCK!

Stow-n-Go! Dual/rear climate control! #1 van on the road reconditioned for you!

29,598

$

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29,898

$

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Stk #K15892

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Stk #C15857

12,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #T15888

16,498

8,998

$

$

Stk #V15884

12,998

$

Stk #D15707A

New plugs! At less than $5k, we can’t make any money! This is a no-brainer!

SOLD!

Stk #D15867

B.C. only! No accidents! Monster truck tires! 6” BDS lift kit w/ a lifetime warranty!

Stk #V15865

This best selling van in the world can be yours today...for cheap (but reliable)!

4,898

39,688

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 2002 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS Stk #V15859

Stk #D15914

2003 BMW 530

2007 CHEV COBALT SS

2008 FORD F250 XL

Stk #D15761A

Stk #D15918

B.C. only! Bluetooth! Brakes like new! This is the ideal hatch and deal!

AWD! New front struts! Machines front rotors! New tires! All in one!

RWD! Roof! Leather! It’s a 5 SERIES BMW for under $10,000! Get in here!

B.C. only! Glass claim only! Moonroof! This 5 spd orange blaze is HOT!

4x4! Offroad package! Long box! Not even broken in yet! Time for more!

Heated seats! Sync! Ambient lighting! Fuel efficient, fun & incredible savings!

16,698

SOLD!

4x4! Auto! This crew cab beauty is reliable and still has warranty! See today!

$

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17,588

$ Not exactly as shown

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6,588

$

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9,998

$

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Stk #F15913

7,398

$

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Stk #D15809

$

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26,698

$

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B.C. only! Great brakes and tires! AWD! Turbo! This Fusion is extremely fuel efficient and loaded up with every feature you could ever want! At just 21,843kms going new just doesn’t make any sense! Stk #D15749

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Sprint was built by Suzuki for Chevrolet. Powered by a rather anemic three-cylinder engine, its acceleration off the line resembled not so much a sprint but more of a drunken stumble. Its Suzuki-badged counterpart was 1977 Mercury Bobcat known by an equally inapproness, the Excel essentially priate name, the Swift. excelled at nothing — 2. Mercury Bobcat – A unless someone handed bobcat is a rather fierce out an award for “crudest North American wild cat. interior” or “oddest-smellThe Mercury Bobcat, on the ing plastic.” other hand, was essentially 4. AMC Hornet – The a fancy Ford Pinto over hornet is one pugnacious laden with chrome trim and insect, and as anyone who other options that added on has ever been on the wrong additional pounds, sacrificside of one can attest, they ing what little performance definitely can sting. With the Pinto possessed. While the exception of the rare the feline bobcat is plentiful S/C 360 version from 1971, in the wild, the Mercury the AMC Hornet was a version is all but extinct. pleasant-looking and practi3. Hyundai Excel — The cal compact sedan/wagon/ Excel was first car sold by hatchback without much of Hyundai in the U.S., and a sting. given the top-to-bottom 5. Hudson Jet — Jet excellence of the current planes were on the Hyundai lineup, it’s probmind of nearly every car ably a car they’d prefer to designer and ad man in forget. Other than cheap-

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Dart GT could be edgier but delivers value The Dodge Dart has held its own in a sporty compact segment where competition is fierce. Perhaps it is because of its value, the various engine choices or that it has some pretty cool features (like available under-the-frontseat-cushion storage) and a fresh style – inside and out – the Dart seems to be a hit. Two years in, Chrysler has loaded it up with an engine full of gusto, unique styling cues and added a couple of letters on the back and now we have the Dodge Dart GT. What sets it apart from its siblings are a stretcheddown grille and LED headlights. You’ll find the rear clad with the ‘racetrack’ LED lights that run the full length of the trunk. Then there’s a set of 18inch wheels come standard on this vehicle along with a 2.4L, MultiAir, four-cylinder Tigershark engine, matched with a six-speed manual transmission, that brings to the pavement 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Of all the characteristics I like about this trim of Dart, I think its transmission is the weakest link. In previous reviews of other Dart models – like the 1.4L, Turbocharged version with 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque – the gear throws are, in my opinion, too long to really give it that edge and sporty vibe that it needs to compete with vehicles like the VW GTI, Honda Civic Si or even the Ford Focus ST. The gear throws are long and the clutch has little weight to it, taking away the performance aspect of the GT that it should have. On the flip side, the light clutch works favourably in the urban environment. This setup makes being stuck in traffic bearable. Getting back to the gearbox, I really wanted to like

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Rugged beauty is more than skin deep The all-new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury sport utility vehicle that attracts a lot of attention. The body styling went through some major changes this year and is very different to the previous version that had more chiseled and square edges. This

vehicle is refined and more rounded. If it wasn’t for the traditional Jeep grille you would think this was a Volvo or an Audi. The first thing you notice is the new LED lighting that wraps around the HD headlamps, it gives it a sophisticated look.

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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

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DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Home For Sale: 5887 Stonehaven Dr, 2050sq ft, 2 bdrm + den + rec room heat pump, 5 appls, central vac, $364,500. Near hospital. Quality homes at an affordable price. Call Gord (250)710-1947. OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex For Sale, Duncan, at 5909 Stonehaven Dr in Stone Manor Estate’s (near Hospital) 1850sq ft 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 5 appls and much more, $295,000. Call Gord, 1-250746-7240.

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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

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QUADRA VILLAGE. 1-bdrm, reno’d, top floor, h/w floors, cat ok. $800. (250)812-4154. SIDNEY 1-BDRM apt, balcony, parking, quiet, near beach. $790. (250)812-4154.

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 PM. 2614 Ernhil Dr. Totally renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. New exotic H/W floors. Lrg 8’ shower of master bdrm. Large landscaped fenced lot. Must see. $459,000. BONUS: WE WILL PAY YOU THE REALTOR FEES ON CLOSING. phone (250)590-1632. PRIME OAK Bay; New price $635,000. 1 block to Willows Beach, close to shops and schools. 1940’s 2 bdrm, bath. Full basement. 2516 Dalhousie St. (corner of Musgrave). Call 250-858-8475 or 250-4728475. Open House Sunday, 1pm-3pm.

QUALICUM BEACH Ocean view 1600sqft built 2010. 2 bdrm 3 bath 3 levels walk to town beach. 20x12 shop carport, RV parking low maint high efficient home $485,000. Call 250-228-4623. SIDNEY CONDO for Sale in the Shoal Centre. Thinking of downsizing or buying into a great investment? There’s 1 bdrm, 1 bath, a full kitchen, all appliances and has 4th floor views of Malahat & gorgeous sun sets. Presently rented at $1475/mo. Asking $273,000. Across from Library & Rose gardens. Call (250)655-1956, by appt only. A Real Gem in the Heart of Sidney.

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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.

MARIGOLD: 1 bdrm, shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850 utils incld’d. Call 250-727-6217. SAANICH WEST. Nice 1bdrm, full height bsmnt suite. Priv. entrance, clean & tidy. On bus route to UVic, near all levels of school & shopping. $850. inclds heat, hydro, laundry & parking. Avail May 1st. Call (250)812-6008 to view.

SUITES, UPPER MAIN FLOOR. 3-bdrm. Fireplace, completely reno’d - new appl’s, large patio. Near UVic & Camosun. N/S, N/P. $1600. inclds utils. (250)477-5179. SIDNEY- QUIET cozy 1 bdrm. W/D, utils included, NS/NP, furnished or unfurnished. Avail April 15. Call (250)656-7184.

SIDNEY LOFT: Private entrance, centrally located. NS/NP. $795. (250)656-9194.

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QUALICUM BEACH- 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, double garage, immaculately clean. $1400+ utils. NS/NP. Avail May 1. Call or text 250-927-5742.

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

2009 PASSION for 2, exc cond. New brakes/ring tone/back window struts. Heated seats, A/C, sunroof, P/W, fog lights, side mirror defogger, rear window wiper. Good on gas, exe parking dwntwn. 108,000km. (778)425-4287. MUST SELL 1999 Saturn, 4 door, 5 passenger. Manual trans. Very good on gas. 192,000 km. Clean inside and out. Well maintained. Excellent body and engine. Asking $1,100. Call (250)813-2458

SIDNEY. ✱Skylark Lane3 bdrms, 2 bath, large fenced yrd, close to town, Thrifty’s, good neighbourhood. $1400+ utils. Cat ok. Refs. Call (250)386-6523, (250)216-5090 SOOKE. 3BDRM + den, 3 bath, newer half duplex. Fully fenced big yard, deck, garage, gas fireplace. Bright kitchen with DW, F/S. W/D in sep. laundry. Nice views, forest, trails across road. $1550 incls weekly garbage pickup and water. Avail April 1 or 15. 250508-4064. tjoblue@gmail.com

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.

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.

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ARE YOU a daddy for this Caddy? 2010 Cadillac CTS, (silver with black leather), top luxury 4 door model, fully loaded, like new in every respect. Owned here in Toronto by local business man. Asking only wholesale price, $22,000 firm and fair, no offers, payments or tire-kickers. Call anytime (289)296-7411. TOTAL LUXURY and comfort, loaded! 2001 Lexus RX300, 184,000 km. $11,900 obo. Call (250)479-6935.

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LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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Q: WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DETERMINE MY HOME’S BEST ASKING PRICE? Similar homes that have recently sold in your neighbourhood – Your real estate agent can determine how close the seller was to receiving their asking price, and in general what people are willing to pay in your area Take a good look at the competition – Current listings will tell you what similar properties are on the market and which might be in competition with your home Homes for which the listing has expired – Realtors can look into exactly why a home was taken off the market, whether it was for an unrealistic asking price, poor condition of the home or some combination of reasons – Courtesy Royal LePage Realty

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GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE » AS OF APRIL 2/COURTESY VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD

26/615 » 66/1,346 » 4,265/4,585 »

NET UNCONDITIONAL SALES, MONTH-TO-DATE/APRIL 2013 NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH/ TOTAL FOR APRIL 2013 TOTAL ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS/PEAK, APRIL 2013

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A stable market can work for sellers, too March sales figures show promise for people looking to sell in the near future Don Descoteau News staff

The days of bidding wars on Greater Victoria homes and deals being written on the kitchen table after a viewing seem like the distant past when considering today’s residential real estate market. Agents who have spoken to Homefinder in the past have said that’s a good thing, in that it not only allows them to spend more time working with clients to determine the right price for which to sell their home, it can give sellers more certainty and understanding of the market. “In this kind of market, if a seller is really well prepared, for example, if the house is really well presented and ready to go, they’re going to find their experience is that much better than someone who isn’t prepared,” said Victoria Real Estate Board president Tim Ayres. The stability of the market these days means sellers are not having to take a huge drop from their asking price, he said. With no real upward or downward pressure on prices, the decision to sell can be one that comes when moving “feels right” to the homeowner, Ayres said. There are still people who are not as motivated to sell and delay putting their home on the market, in an attempt to ride an upward wave and maximize the amount they’ll receive. Doing so can be a mug’s game, he said. “I think timing the market is always impossible. You’ll never

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The residential real estate market in Greater Victoria saw sales 20 per cent higher in March than the same month in 2013. Sellers and buyers alike have more certainty around pricing in this stabilized market, says Tim Ayres, local Realtor and the president of the Victoria Real Estate Board. know whether it was a good time to buy or sell until a few months down the road.” In general, there is still enough product out there for buyers to be able to take their time. Conversely, sellers are also going to have to be patient, he said. There are some exceptions to that rule, however. As Ayres said, well-prepared, well-priced homes are still getting snapped up quickly. As well, prop-

erties in Oak Bay, Fairfield, Gordon Head and the family friendly Saanich West neighbourhoods of Glanford, Layritz and Northridge are proving popular right now, from a price and location perspective. As well, the $400,000 to $600,000 price range seems to be a “sweet spot” for homes right now, he added. Looking at the sales figures for Greater Victoria, sellers have reason to be optimistic. In March, 575 properties were

sold, spread through the various residential categories. That’s a bump of nearly 20 per cent over March 2013, when the trickle-down effects of the global recession were being felt more strongly and such factors as tighter mortgage restrictions were still pretty fresh. Looking longer-term, the five-year average for March is 607 sales, showing that things are gradually getting back to normal in the region’s real estate market.

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