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aviation gets a boost Province makes first $1 million payment to industry at Sidney’s Viking Air Steven Heywood News staff

B.C.’s aviation industry wants to tap into a booming global market and the province is putting up $5 million to help them take off. On Tuesday under the wing of a Twin Otter aircraft built by Viking Air in Sidney, Finance Minster Mike de Jong announced his government’s investment of $1 million this year — the first payment in a commitment of $5 million over five years to the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada’s Pacific Division (AIAC Pacific). The association plans to work with the B.C. government to increase industry Steven Heywood/News staff collaboration and Finance Minister Mike enhance access to de Jong announces the international trade first $1 million of a $5 opportunities. million commitment to “Our modest con- AIAC Pacific. tribution is a first step,” said de Jong, noting there are billions of dollars up for grabs as the global aerospace market looks to double its demand for aircraft and aerospace resources over the next 20 years. Please see: B.C.’s aerospace industry, page 3

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Simon Smith Sr. and Tsartlip First Nation Chief Don Tom share a laugh during the April 8 ground breaking ceremony at the community’s gas station project on Stelly’s X Road. See page 3 for the story.

Sidney woman off to the Congo Peggy Sherwood to volunteer on Africa Mercy in the Republic of Congo Devon MacKenzie News staff

A Sidney woman is headed to the Republic of Congo this month to volunteer her time and medical expertise with the charity Mercy Ships. Peggy Sherwood, 64, is a nurse and

has worked at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital since 1984. She was also a member of the Canadian military and spent many years working as a medical professional in Canada as well as in other nations around the world. Her military job, from which she has since retired, took her to Afghanistan

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during the war where she worked in the operating room in the field. “I just think that we are very lucky to live here in North America and to go somewhere like Afghanistan and to see the hopelessness and terrible conditions those people live with, it made me want to do whatever I could to give back,” said Sherwood. Please see: Life-saving effort on Mercy Ships, page 5


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Peninsula News in brief

Managing prosperity, not poverty

Tsartlip First Nation breaks ground on gas station with an eye on economic development Steven Heywood News staff

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SIDNEY — Haven Spa is helping to raise funds for kids in urgent need of dental care in the Origin Fashion Show Fundraiser on Thursday, April 17 at the Sidney Pier Hotel. Tickets are $45 and include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The evening will also feature a silent auction and musical entertainment. Proceeds go to ORCCA, a not-for-profit organization that provides dental care for children and teens on the Saanich Peninsula. Tickets are available at the Haven Spa reception desk. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. For more, call 250-655-9797.

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Ground has been turned on a new gas station and convenience store project at the Tsartlip First Nation in Central Saanich, something community members hope will lead to new prosperity. “It’s the dream of my people that have gotten us to this point today to manage wealth, instead of managing poverty,” said Tsartlip band councillor Will Morris. On April 8, Chief Don Tom and other community leaders gathered at the site of the project along Stelly’s X Road, next to the Saanich Fairground, to offer up prayers and songs and to witness the start of something new. Tom, elected Chief in December, said it was the work of his community and its council since 1990 to get the land and set in motion plans for the gas station. “The council has worked hard to seek more prosperity,” he said, “and they have found new economic development opportunities. “It’s a proud moment to

be standing here. This is the legacy of all of (the council’s) hard work.” Previous chief and council, Tom explained, had been working on the project for years, after members of his community fought to obtain the land. “Prior to the land coming back to Tsartlip, others had wanted to use it for other things and that didn’t sit well with our elders. Elders and young people occupied the land and ... made many sacrifices in oder to ensure the land was here for us to use.” Tom said the current council has set the goal of completing the construction 100 days from Tuesday’s groundbreaking. The contractor hired has a mandate to use labour from the Tsartlip community, he said. Once complete, Tom said the gas station will provide up to 12 jobs. “Tsartlip has been working towards economic development for a number of years,” Tom continued. “We have had the campsite and now we have the gas station. We really feel this is our foot

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Chief Don Tom of the Tsartlip First Nation breaks ground on a gas station and convenience store project. Tom says they have a goal of 100 days to build it.

B.C.’s aerospace industry wants share of global market Continued from page 1

He said the future of aviation, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, will see calls for up to $1.9 trillion in investment — including an estimated 12,000 new aircraft over the next two decades. “It’s an opportunity for Canada and for B.C.,” de Jong said, adding the province’s contribution will help AIAC Pacific co-ordinate and expand industry efforts in this province to get its share of those dollars and the jobs it could create. “Our goal is to align the national aerospace industry across Canada,” said David Curtis, Viking Air’s President and CEO. “We need to get our act together.” Curtis said there are disparate aviation industry associations across the country that should be coming together in the same way

B.C.’s industry leaders have done, to better take advantage of global demand. He said $1 million from the province is a start, a way to get the supply chain growing. Curtis said the challenge at Viking Air has been in finding enough qualified employees. Five years ago, they had 100 people working and today, they employ 600 and have produced approximately $400 million in aircraft and aviation supplies. The aviation industry in B.C., noted de Jong, employs an estimated 10,000 people. Curtis said they spent their own money to create training programs in the region to help maintain staff levels to stay on top of demand. Accessing new global markets, he continued, could see a spike in new jobs. Viking Air recently completed its 50th Twin Otter aircraft and the one on display during Tuesday’s

announcement was destined for a Malaysian regional carrier. Curtis said another 50 of the aircraft have been ordered by various countries around the world and now all they have to do is build them. “I’d love to sell more of our aircraft in Canada,” he said, “but the demand is outside of the country.” Curtis added the provincial investment of tax dollars will require the AIAC Pacific to define its successes within the industry. Jim Quick, President and CEO of the AIAC, said this initiative with the province will help local industry take their share of global aerospace needs. “It’s about jobs, economic prosperity and building a pan-Canadian aerospace industry,” he said. The province first announced Steven Heywood/News staff the $5 million investment in AIAC Viking Air President and CEO David Pacific during its release of the Curtis gestures during Tuesday’s budget back in February. announcement.

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Life-saving effort on Mercy Ships Continued from page 1

After looking into the work Mercy Ships does, Sherwood decided to get on board with the charity and plan a trip to the Africa Mercy in the Republic of Congo. She will work as an operating room nurse alongside roughly 450 volunteers among upwards of 40 nationalities, each paying their own way to be there, to provide life-saving medical care for some of the world’s most impoverished people. “I am somewhat saddened that I am no longer part of the military but I realize that I still have much more to accomplish in this life. “I find that I have more time to volunteer on missions and I am excited each time a new door opens and there is a new opportunity.” Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world. The charity, founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1 billion and helping over 2.4 million people in need. Each year Mercy Ships engages more than 1,600 volunteers from all over the world including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers and agricultural-

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Peggy Sherwood of Sidney will volunteer as an operating room nurse in the Congo. ists. Prior to her trip to the Congo, Sherwood will fly to Morocco for a week to aid in a human-

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Writing contest kicks off Submissions of all genres from local writers are welcome Devon MacKenzie News staff

Local writers are being called on to dust off their keyboards as a contest run by the Sidney North Saanich Library Writers Group kicks off next week. The 2014 Saanich Peninsula Community Writers Contest opens for submissions Tuesday, April 15 and organizers are excited to see what types of submissions come rolling in. “We really don’t know what we’re going go get as far as submissions go but it’s going to be exciting,” said Sharon

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youth writing contest were hugely impressed with the submissions received. Hope went on to say

that the youth writing contest in the Literary Festival was the catalyst for starting the adult writing contest with the Sidney North Saanich Library Writers Group. “It was because of the overwhelming success and number of submissions the youth contest had that we decided to hold an adult-oriented contest. We already know there is a great number of writers on the Peninsula so we can’t wait to get out hands on the submissions.” Writers are invited to submit their works between April 15 and May 15. Submissions can be anything from fiction to non-fiction, to poetry and graphic novels. Six prizes in total will be awarded, including first prize and honourable mention in the poetry, fiction and non fiction categories, said Hope. Works must be written by an adult (age 19 and over) and be from unpublished or self published authors. Each entrant is allowed a maximum of two submissions (500 word maximum for poetry and 2,000 word maximum for prose). Submissions must the typed (double spacing is encouraged for prose submissions) and accompanied by a cover page that includes the writer’s name, home address, phone number, email address, number of words, piece title and if the piece is to be categorized as poetry, fiction or nonfiction. Pieces may be electronically submitted to ckbleay@shaw.ca and hardcopies may be left at the front desk of the Sidney North Saanich Library. Judging will begin directly after May 15 and prizes will be presented to winners at a special event on May 29 at the library. For more information visit virl.bc.ca/event/ saanich-peninsula-community-writing-contest or call 250-656-0944. reporter@peninsula newsreview.com


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ne of the Saanich Peninsula’s biggest success stories over the past halfdecade has been Viking Air and they stand to benefit from the province’s recent commitment of $5 million to thier industry association. Five years ago, Viking Air had plans to revamp the aging Twin Otter aircraft design and 100 employees with which to do it. Since then, they have ballooned to 600 employees and have built 50 aircraft for a woldwide marketplace. President and CEO David Curtis says the company has another 50 Twin Otters left to build — meaning there’s potential for even more growth on the Peninsula. In Viking Air’s case, they had to go out and work with area post-secondary institutions to create training grounds for new staff. Curtis said they spent a lot of their own money to ensure they had the necessary workforce. While the $1 million announced by Finance Minister Mike de Jong this week (the first installment of the government’s five-year commitment) is a drop in the bucket, the industry hopes to use it as a runway to tap into the estimated $1.9 trillion in aerospace contracts expected over the next 20 years. As a part of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Pacific Division (AIAC Pacific), Viking Air and other B.C. companies — many of them at the Victoria International Airport — will be better able to position themselves to earn some of that large pie. This investment and the AIAC Pacific program to expand international trade opportunities, among other goals, has the potential to keep jobs on the Saanich Peninsula and to create new ones. There are millions of dollars being generated in the aviation industry here every year and it happens under our noses — and the flight paths of the aircraft we see coming and going from the airport every day. Any expansion in the aerospace industry in this province can only help to shore up local economic fortunes.

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CBC boss should be the one to suck it up CBC President Hubert LaCroix prepares staff to suck it up yet again. Why doesn’t he suck up some practical courage and use CBC/SRC broadcast facilities to take the issue directly to the public? Who is he afraid of? The PMO? Patrons of our public broadcaster (the taxpayer) have a right to know! Ron Devion Brentwood Bay

Town must enforce the terms of waterfront lease Now that Sidney’s mayor and council have rightfully decided to discontinue consideration of the redevelopment process, it is time for the Sidney Waterfront Partnership (SWP) to take action and clean up the buildings and associated landscape. Not only will this make the area far more esthetically pleasing, but should also assist SWP attract tenants. Under the lease between SWP and the Town of Sidney, SWP is required to “…operate, manage and maintain the buildings … in accordance with the highest and best standards of similar developments in the Town of Sidney.” Clearly this sets a high standard regarding the maintenance and operation of these buildings. Certainly the exterior of these buildings have been let to

deteriorate and it is now time for SWP to correct this. SWP has said it will now be seeking tenants for the vacant spaces; it would seem good business practice to at least clean up and provide a fresh coat of paint. But, in the event SWP is not prepared to do so forthwith, then I trust the town council, as the guardian of this important town asset, will enforce the terms of the lease to the fullest. We watch with interested eyes, as this is one of the ways of measuring a business’ true commitment to the community. John W. Savage Sidney

When is a cemetery not a cemetery? I would like to thank my MLA Gary Holman for his question to Minister Steve Thomson on April 7 about Grace Islet on Salt Spring Island. The Islet is a Coast Salish cemetery. The site is not accidentally a burial site; it is the equivalent to the Ross Bay Cemetery. Despite its status being known for a long time, it was zoned and permitted for residential development. Mr. Holman asked Minister Thomson if he would protect the

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Islet? Thomson responded, “All of that process was undertaken and reviewed, and the development and the process is consistent with the application of the archaeological and the Heritage Conservation Act.” Then, Holman asked Minister Thomson if he would halt development. Thomson responded, “We have followed the process. The permits were reviewed by the archaeological branch. Permits were issued to allow development to proceed, but they were issued in a way that ensured the protection of the First Nations heritage resources on that site.” You can’t protect First Nations heritage resources by building a house on top them. Minister Thomson defends a process that is offensive and seriously flawed. This property has no business being zoned for residential. Minister Thomson please use your power to make this situation right. Please protect First Nations burial sites as cemeteries and undertake a review of regulations to protect other similar sites. Adam Olsen Brentwood Bay ••• Let your voice be heard. Send your thoughts to editor@ peninsulanewsreview.com

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Provincial climbing champs crowned at The Boulders Christian J. Stewart Contributor

One of the top-ranked climbers in the country, Nanaimo’s Elan JonasMcRae topped the field at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial Speed and Difficulty Championships at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich. More than 100 athletes competed April 5 and 6 in a range of SCBC sanctioned and non-sanctioned categories. Jonas-McRae captured both the Junior Male and Open Male Difficulty categories. In the Youth A Male division, Port Coquitlam’s Kyle Murdoch would take home the gold. On the women’s side,

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Elan Jonas-McRae salutes the crowd after topping his finals route on Sunday. the Open Female division featured a great competition between North Vancouver’s Tiffany Melius and Victoria’s Alison StewartPatterson. Melius, who climbed first, neared the top before a knee injury ended her cliimb. Stewart-Patterson, nursing a sore hamstring, gritted out a tough climb, nearing the point reached by Melius, but coming just

one hold short, giving Melius the gold. In the Speed competition, it was a definite

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home wall advantage for climbers who train regularly at the Boulders, as they won gold in 10 of the 13 age categories. In Open Male, Czech climber Libor Hroza went up against current Canadian record holder Robert StewartPatterson. Hroza false started and gold went to Stewart-Patterson, who in the process set a new Canadian Men’s record time of 7.458 seconds,

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A busy core of volunteers with the Friends of Dominion Brook Park Society are getting ready to hit a section of the park commonly known as The Ravine. And they are going to need a little help. Joan Gibb, one of the society founders and a retired facilities manager at the Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich, says they hope to generate more interest in the park and in their plans to fit it up. While not necessarily a group for seniors only, Gibb said volunteers meet at the park on Wednesday mornings for work parties. “The more the merrier,” Gibb said during a tour of Dominion Brook Park. The grounds were once part of the experimental farm (now Centre for Plant Health) that grew along the hillside in 1912-1913. What is now an 11-acre public park, run by the society with

the help of the federal government and District of North Saanich, requires volunteers to help plan upgrades and carry them out. “The Ravine is a big project,” Gibb said. “I’m told it was quite spectacular back in the 1920s.” The Society raised the money for a three-phase project in The Ravine. Already completed are the first two steps — clearing parts of the area, creating a landscape plan, assessing the habitat and preparing a tender package for the job. Phase three is the actual work and Gibb said they plan to start in late summer when they can work around the stream running through The Ravine. Thanks to ongoing donations of money and labour, Gibb said the work has been made possible but will still require more volunteers. Please see: Park popularity on the rise, page 11

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Joan Gibb at the Dominion Brook Park in North Saanich. Gibb helped form the Friends of Dominion Brook Park Society in 1999-2000 and says they are always looking for volunteers. The background photo shows the early bloom in the park.

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Confessions of a Curber Thank goodness, the stolen vehicle was behind me. Did I feel bad? Yes. Does it make me a bad person for selling a stolen vehicle? Probably. But to outsiders, my life hasn’t changed. I’m still the same old Walt. Oh, if they only knew. I was on a roll. To my disbelief, I’d sold seven cars already. I guess you could say it was a part of me now – I “flip” cars on the side. And, I was branching out – with a truck and camper. The truck had been rebuilt. It was roadworthy again. I even had the inspection records to prove it. And the camper? That was marketing genius. When I put it up for sale, I fibbed. But only a little bit. “Truck for sale. Fixed after fender bender, looks new. Includes camper. It’s been in an accident, so I’m selling both for a low price. Great for family adventures. Call if interested.” Shortly after, I got a call. The man had a distinct, charming accent. He asked me what a “fender bender” was. I explained that it was a small accident. He seemed pleased and asked to meet me the next day. I assumed he was relatively new to the country, so I thought this would be an easy sale. Boy was I wrong! He’d gone to “new immigrant” welcome classes, where they shared information about life in Canada. I think this was where he developed an interest in camping Canadian style. He knew all the right questions to ask. But, I

gave him all the wrong answers. And, I didn’t tell him the camper was way too heavy for the truck to be safe. He also asked for a vehicle history report. I pulled the CarProof report out. I mean, I had nothing to hide. He asked me what “rebuilt*” meant. I told him that, because of the small accident, the transmission needed to be rebuilt. Oh, but I’d altered the sections detailing the amount of damage. Judging from his English skills, I’m sure he didn’t understand the difference. At least he was trying. He got an “A” for effort. I hope he figures out that the truck and camper would be unsafe on the road when he gets it fully loaded with passengers, fuel and gear. Good thing I have my “no returns” policy! Yes, I know what you’re all thinking. This is the lowest of the low. But you have to understand. I was slightly manic about this whole thing. At this point, I would do anything to make a sale and get myself another wallet full of cash.

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“I didn’t tell him the camper was way too heavy to be safe.”

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Ford has done an excellent job of using its worldwide expertise to bring some very practical, yet fun to drive, small cars to North America. Using Europeans to build the Ford Focus and Fiesta for a worldwide market enabled the manufacturer to bring these superb handling cars virtually unchanged to our shores. On top of that, Ford is also selling their sportiest ST versions of both these cars. The Focus ST was introduced last year and this year we get the Fiesta ST “hot hatch.” I’ve been a huge fan of the Fiesta. In fact, I prefer it to the bigger Focus. It is a perfect city runabout with go-kart-like handling and a stylish little package. Looks For 2014, all Fiesta models get a minor facelift with a new front grille and headlights. The ST is easy to spot because of the black honeycomb grille with an ST badge, bigger alloy wheels, a rear spoiler hanging over the rear window, a bigger rear air diffuser with twin exhaust tips and blacked out trim around the windows. The ST looks like it means business. There are two exterior options that might be worth the money. Upgraded paint colours like ‘Molten Orange’ or ‘Green Envy Metallic’ cost $400 and the smoked grey wheels with red brake calipers cost $500 more. The base ST at $24,999 comes very well equipped and is ready to cause some trouble. Inside The first thing that pops right out on the ST interior are the two heavily bolstered Recaro sports seats. These are not meant for big people; you just won’t fit. They are snug and supportive but lack some simple, yet important adjustments. The front of the seat sits much higher than the back so your backside is very low with your knees pointing up. This produces a sporty feel initially but the lack of adjustment prevents the driver from being able to stretch their legs. The dash is updated to include a MyFord Touch screen for radio, phone, navigation and climate functions. The screen is rather small and far from the driver, which makes accessing the small, virtual buttons on the screen a challenge. The ST comes standard with very powerful front seat heaters, automatic climate control, a fat leather steering wheel

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2006 SATURN ION

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ

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

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

Stk #d14985A

4,588

$

Stk #T15397

16,498

LOW KMS!

$

LOAD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT 2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT Stk #D15529

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

14,598

16,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2004 INFINITI G35 2011 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT Stk #T15702

Stk #D15710

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

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

20,998

$

$499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15769

Stk #D15772

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

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

9,488

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

27,398

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

6,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 VOLVO C30 T5 Stk #D15782

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

19,998

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2007 MAZDA MAZDA5

2004 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

2009 DODGE RAM 3500

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

12,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Stk #V15865

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

4,498

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

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

TOP SAFETY

With over 550 vehicles, we get you approved and offer selection.

28,688

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!

25,498

$

18,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15694

Stk #D15406

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15886.

35,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

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

18,498

$

9,498

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F250 XL Stk #D15809

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

Stk #D15749

B.C. only! Great brakes and tires! AWD! Turbo! Fuel efficient and loaded, low kms!

12,998

26,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD FOCUS SES Stk #F15815

2013 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM Stk #C15828

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

15,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

14,498

20,688

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #Z15824A.

Stk #C15857

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

15,298

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

www.galaxymotors.net

12,698

14,498

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

17,198

$ Not exactly as shown

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 NISSAN XTERRA 4

2010 MAZDA B4000

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

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

Stk #D15512A

Stk #D15695

15,998

21,698

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS 2007 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING Stk #F15765

Stk #D15744

New timing belt! RWD, power moonroof! Power, comfort, class...All you!

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

9,388

9,998

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD EDGE SEL

2013 MAZDA MAZDA3

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15858

29,898

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15859

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Do you like to save money? Look at this hybrid which is full of space and power!

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 2012 NISSAN TITAN PRO-4X

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

$

Stk #D15750

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

$

2006 CADILLAC SRX 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

New upper and lower ball joints, HUGE Kumo tires, 6.7L BlueTec Diesel. 350hp and 650ft-lb of torque.

$

Stk #D15751

Stk #D15732

9,998

$

AWD!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

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

Stk #T15682

$

18,488

2008 CHEVROLET HHR LS

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

Stk #D15653

Stk #D15608

$

2008 FORD F150 XLT

2012 FORD F250 XLT

Stk #D15592A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15884

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT

Stk #D15518

2008 PONTIAC WAVE SE 2009 DODGE CHALLENGER SE 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE 2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM 2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID

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$

15,488

$

2012 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN S

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B.C. Only! No accidents! Less than 25k & $15,500! Door crasher!

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

$

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Stk #D15632

$

$

DIVORCE? BANKRUPTCY? BAD CREDIT? NO CREDIT? NO PROBLEM, WE CAN HELP. GET APPROVED.

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28,798

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15851

Stk #D15867

15,998

39,688

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2003 BMW 530 2002 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS Stk #V15904

Stk #D15914

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

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

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6,588

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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FROM

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK OPEN: Mon.-Thurs. 9-7; Sat. 9-6 & Sun. 10-4

VOTED BEST PLACE TO BUY A PREOWNED VEHICLE! LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED Your Island’s First Credit Choice 12 Retail Lenders to Choose From

2006 SATURN ION

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ

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

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

Stk #d14985A

4,588

$

Stk #T15397

16,498

LOW KMS!

$

LOAD

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT 2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT Stk #D15529

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

14,598

16,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2004 INFINITI G35 2011 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT Stk #T15702

Stk #D15710

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

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

20,998

$

$499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15769

Stk #D15772

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

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

9,488

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

27,398

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

6,888

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 VOLVO C30 T5 Stk #D15782

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

19,998

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2007 MAZDA MAZDA5

2004 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

2009 DODGE RAM 3500

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

12,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Stk #V15865

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

4,498

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

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

TOP SAFETY

With over 550 vehicles, we get you approved and offer selection.

28,688

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!

25,498

$

18,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15694

Stk #D15406

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15886.

35,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

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

18,498

$

9,498

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F250 XL Stk #D15809

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

Stk #D15749

B.C. only! Great brakes and tires! AWD! Turbo! Fuel efficient and loaded, low kms!

12,998

26,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD FOCUS SES Stk #F15815

2013 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM Stk #C15828

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

15,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

14,498

20,688

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #Z15824A.

Stk #C15857

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

15,298

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

www.galaxymotors.net

12,698

14,498

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

17,198

$ Not exactly as shown

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 NISSAN XTERRA 4

2010 MAZDA B4000

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

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

Stk #D15512A

Stk #D15695

15,998

21,698

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS 2007 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING Stk #F15765

Stk #D15744

New timing belt! RWD, power moonroof! Power, comfort, class...All you!

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

9,388

9,998

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD EDGE SEL

2013 MAZDA MAZDA3

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15858

29,898

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15859

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Do you like to save money? Look at this hybrid which is full of space and power!

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 2012 NISSAN TITAN PRO-4X

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

$

Stk #D15750

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

$

2006 CADILLAC SRX 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

New upper and lower ball joints, HUGE Kumo tires, 6.7L BlueTec Diesel. 350hp and 650ft-lb of torque.

$

Stk #D15751

Stk #D15732

9,998

$

AWD!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

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

Stk #T15682

$

18,488

2008 CHEVROLET HHR LS

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

Stk #D15653

Stk #D15608

$

2008 FORD F150 XLT

2012 FORD F250 XLT

Stk #D15592A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #V15884

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT

Stk #D15518

2008 PONTIAC WAVE SE 2009 DODGE CHALLENGER SE 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE 2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM 2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID

(+

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA S 2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM

$

15,488

$

2012 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN S

ED!

B.C. Only! No accidents! Less than 25k & $15,500! Door crasher!

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

$

10,798

Stk #D15647

Stk #D15632

$

$

DIVORCE? BANKRUPTCY? BAD CREDIT? NO CREDIT? NO PROBLEM, WE CAN HELP. GET APPROVED.

Stk #K15892

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

28,798

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15851

Stk #D15867

15,998

39,688

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2003 BMW 530 2002 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS Stk #V15904

Stk #D15914

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

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

9,998

6,588

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

DL #30897


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Preventative mainentance extends lifespan As the economy begins to rebound, a good percentage of motorists have resolved to keep their vehicles on the road longer in an effort to stretch their automobile dollars. That’s a sound resolution, and one that is not necessarily difficult to accomplish. Contrary to popular belief, cars are built to last, and it’s often a driver’s poor habits that reduce a car’s life expectancy. Drivers can lengthen a vehicle’s lifespan by employing preventive maintenance that should keep a car running strong for years to come. Air filter When examining the vehicle’s air filter (check the vehicle manual for location), look for dirt or dust buildup. If the filter is filthy, simply replace it. Auto parts stores sell air filters, and most drivers shouldn’t have trouble replacing a filter by themselves. A dirty air filter can negatively effect fuel economy and make it seem as though a vehicle is constantly going uphill in a stiff wind. When a dirty air filter is replaced, drivers will notice an instant impact in

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Time to get the brakes done? Brake pads tell the story pad on the front wheel, which is visible on most cars. But rotors don’t have the benefits of a warning device, and in the past, they had to be physically examined and measured in order to determine the amount of wear. Fortunately, a new advanced brake rotor from Continental Corporation has been developed to solve this problem.

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(MS) — Your car’s brakes are one of your most important safety features. So it makes sense to be sure that they are maintained properly. Since brakes wear out as part of normal operation, it’s obvious that the worn parts should be identified and replaced as soon as possible. But how can you tell if the parts are worn enough to need replacing? Your local service technician has the knowledge and the tools to tell you

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Change cabin air filter before allergens strike (MS) – The worst is over, we’re thinking. With winter officially behind us, we need only look to warmer days ahead. Not so for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. A short winter season followed by an early spring — as we have experienced lately — may only hasten the onset of allergens and pollen in the air, causing an itchy and runny nose, teary eyes, sneezing and congestion in those who are prone to allergies. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, an organization of allergists, immunologists and related professionals, “Avoiding your allergy triggers is the best way to reduce symptoms.” (aaaai.org.) Limiting outdoor activities on days with high pollen counts, keeping windows closed (at home or in the car) to keep pollen out, and taking a shower after coming indoors, are some of the steps the academy recommends. However, “keeping your car’s windows closed while driving may not be

sufficient if your car’s cabin air filter is clogged,” said Chuck Kerrigan, Director of Marketing for Purolator. The company supplies BreatheEasy cabin air filters to the aftermarket in North America. (www.BreatheEasyCabinFilters.com) Located under the hood or behind the glove box of most late model vehicles, a fresh cabin air filter helps clean the air that enters the driver and passenger compartment through the vents, keeping it free of dust and other pollutants that can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. “When the cabin air filter remains unchanged for long periods of time, the dust and dirt that accumulate are blown back into the interior of the car when the A/C or heating is turned on,” Kerrigan explained. AAAAI lists three pollen seasons depending on where you live. Trees pollinate in the spring, grass releases its pollen in the summer, and weeds cause allergic symptoms in the fall. And, if in a given year, winter is short and spring comes early, allergens will

strike more often than not. Therefore, Purolator recommends changing the cabin air filter every 12,000 miles or per the vehicle manufacturer’s suggested intervals in the owner’s manual. Two kinds of cabin filters are available — the particulate cabin filter and the activated charcoal cabin filter. The activated charcoal cabin filter adsorbs most toxic and foul-smelling gases, such as ozone, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and hydrocarbons, keeping odors out of the car’s cabin. Purolator offers both for many vehicles. Refer to the owner’s manual or the application guide at BreatheEasyCabinFilters.com to see if your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter. Purolator’s BreatheEasy cabin air filters contain media that is engineered to capture and hold even the finest particles of contaminants such as dust, soot, pollen, fungus and bacteria. These filters are electrostatically charged to ensure that particles stay embedded in the filter and cannot enter the vehicle. Purolator BreatheEasy

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Friday, April 11, 2014 - PENINSULA

HomeFinder Find a place to call home

Q: HOW CAN I HELP MAKE SURE I GET TOP PRICE FOR MY HOME? Make sure you have room to negotiate – When determining your asking price, be sure you have left yourself enough room to bargain. Select your highest and lowest price and then consult your motivation for sale: do you want to price high to earn the most, or price low for a quick sale? Enlist the opinion of others – Don’t rely solely on your own judgement when preparing your home for sale. Ask others what they honestly think about your property’s strengths and weaknesses. A good realtor will give an honest opinion about steps to be taken to make your home as saleable as possible. Don’t move out before you’ve sold – It’s well known that a vacant home is more difficult to sell and may appear to potential buyers like you have a strong motivation to sell. 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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GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE » AS OF APRIL 9/COURTESY VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD

185/615 » 493/1,346 » 4,124/4,585 »

NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH/ TOTAL FOR APRIL 2013 TOTAL ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS/PEAK, APRIL 2013

SELLING TIP | Keep the motivation for selling your home private to ensure it doesn’t affect negotiations

Video can work as a home marketing tool One local Realtor is seeing it work effectively for clients Don Descoteau News staff

The popularity of home and garden TV shows has been an inspiration for Stephen Foster. Married to an interior designer and keenly interested in home improvement projects, the Greater Victoria Realtor was looking for a edge as he built his fledgling real estate career. With film and television experience under his belt, Foster’s answer has been to meld his various skills together and create a service that gives people a better sense of what a home and its surrounding neighbourhood are all about – before the potential buyer steps foot inside. “Every single house I (have a listing for) gets a video,” he says. Where some agents limit video marketing coverage to their big-ticket, exclusive properties, he takes every property on its own merits and looks for the highlights. “I feel there is value in everybody’s assets,” he says, adding those appealing characteristics can be found all around a home. Using video as a tool to sell homes is not new, but Foster has taken the strategy to a new level, posting the videos on his personal website and creating a YouTube channel that now has more than 500 subscribers. With many potential buyers, even those just curious about what’s on the market or for sale in their neighbourhood, looking online first for details about homes, Foster says, video is the next step to linking busy potential buyers to properties. “I just thought, why not give

Realtor Stephen Foster has a background in film and television and relies on video these days to help enhance his real estate services. Video tours of homes for sale are becoming more common in the Greater Victoria market. Photo contributed

people a different impression of a home,” Foster says, adding the fact he is comfortable in front of a camera helps him make the presentations fun and entertaining. “A sale is still about reaching out to people, and that was a way of connecting on a wider scale.” The explosion of YouTube and its links to social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and others has allowed Foster’s service to blossom in the last couple of years. Anyone without a background in film and TV would no doubt find the process of creating individual videos for each listing a time-consuming, labour-intensive activity. But Foster says the process has been worthwhile and provides him with some quality leads. While he watches his advertising budget closely, he says it’s still important to use a multi-pronged approach, using print and other mediums to reach a broad audience.

“Initially I had to focus where I could get as many people as possible,” he says. “With my background, taking people through a home by video was of paramount importance. The impact has been great, and it’s growing as people see how I do my work.” He’s had buyers contact him from Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatchewan who have seen his videos. Realtor Fergus Kyne, a former schoolteacher who’s been selling real estate in Greater Victoria since 1998, also uses video, but in a slightly different, more subjective way. He offers listing reviews in short video segments – often featuring guests who provide ancillary services to the real estate industry – in which he gives his opinion on various aspects of properties currently listed for sale. “I was looking for a different way to attract buyers, and the idea came up to help buyers review listings,

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Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jim Reslein 250 384-8124

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

203-3252 Glasgow, $194,900 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

2490 Cadboro Heights Lane, $1,288,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

4210 Quadra, $569,900

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

4516 Eva Ave, $649,900

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

307-1514 Church Ave. Sun. 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

Midtown Park, $299,888

Wednesday thru Sunday 12-4 RE/MAX Alliance Ron Neal, 250-386-8181

313-3277 Glasgow Ave, $214,999 Sun. 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Arran McLellan, 250-884-3980

in terms of the value and the possibility of getting a property sold,” he says. The idea, he says, was to be able to say, “XYZ property at 1234 Elm St. is priced very well and I don’t think it will last long,” where another home might be perceived as being somewhat overpriced for the market. While he finds his forté is still working with people face to face, the video service has offered another way of getting his image out there as someone with expertise in the housing market. With analysis and what-if style TV programs like Trading Spaces, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Property Virgins continuing to prove popular, the use of video by Greater Victoria Realtors is likely only going to increase. Given the time involved in producing, some agents will still have to be convinced that it’s worth their while.

Select your home. Select your mortgage. Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com 4237 Denrob Pl, $579,999

764 Daffodil Ave, $574,900

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564 Normandy, $449,900

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

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

3795 Burnside Pl, $549,900

Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

Sat. & Sun. 2-4 One Percent Realty Jim Parsons, 250-220-8600 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

560 Margaret, $535,000

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

631 Cowper St, $499,900

4124 Santa Anita, $525,000

308-4536 Viewmont, $299,980

2-3957 South Valley, $589,900

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

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

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


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

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Another Luxury single family home crafted by iconic builder Roger Garside. A top Designer created this enclave of private, lavishly finished homes with vaulted ceilings for a spacious, bright and airy effect. Enjoy French doors to your patio for private gas barbecue entertaining. Constructed in 2005 to provide resort style design and elegance in Sidney by the Sea. Call now! $599,900

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RARE opportunity to build an Oceanfront Estate in Victoria BC. This 1.24 acre lot in Margaret’s Bay offers 195.5 feet of waterfront, with unobstructed 180 degree views across Brigadoon, there my Heart Forever Lies. Haro to thebeach San Juan The neighbourhood One of Strait the loveliest frontsIslands. on the Gorge waterway! This is 4-level home oceanfront home features oak hardwood floors, an open concept serene and private, with public sandy beach access; perfect Great room, and 2 bed extra accommodation. A glassed-in Conservatory for sheltered boat and located next to a 5 acre covers a relaxing hotanchorage, tub. Walk across 1/3 Acre of English country gardens, down to to UVIC the water’s edge; launch your canoepalette from your 130 ft park. close and all amenities. A blank to of waterfront. This private Paradise is a mere 15 mins. to Victoria create your dream! $1,598,000 city centre. $750,000

Baby You Can Drive My Car

Amazing executive Oceanfront home features 4397 sqft of open concept living including 5 beds (with master suite, walk in closet, fire place & spa like en-suite). Outside offers over 1700 sqft of deck space to take advantage of the spectacular views, water front fire pit & patio, hot tub & plenty of space for all toys in the 5 car garage. $1,099,000 O 94 pen 8 G Su art nda hla y 2 nd -4 Rd .

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

OLD S Location, Luxury, & Lifestyle!

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

Birds of a Feather

Sophisticated Buyers, will flock to this Mid-Century 3/4 bedroom home, combining all the very best of the era, with modern upgrades like granite countertops, NEST thermostat, cherry hardwood and LEATHER flooring! Beautiful 1/3 acre sunny backyard; a gardener’s paradise located right in coveted Oak Bay! $720,000

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

OLD S Sanctuary in the City

Designed by John DiCastri and set atop peaceful Mt. Tolmie offering expansive views of the ocean and mountains. This home offers vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and gorgeous hardwood flooring. A designer Urbana kitchen, with gracious living, and dining overlooking a sylvan water feature through walls of glass. Meditate, and relax in .42 acre gardens on multilevel decks, or in the quaint cabin retreat $989,000

Quality Built Zen Home

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

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Head over Heals

This .67 Acre Oceanfront enjoys blazing sunsets year round! This contemporary waterfront residence occupies an exceptional Attractive slate, and new stairways create pleasing access to location with stunning views of the downtown Victoria skyline. your own beach, rare boathouse, & mooring buoy! Much love Previously a vacation rental, extra space is found on the lower Money, Money, Money! Maximum Views with Precision Design has been given to this 4 bedroom, bath haven. A large deck plus a studio! Designedocean with&light as oneviews. of thePrecision governing FANTASTIC opportunity. Located in 3desirable Oak Bay border area. level, Luxury home w/ breathtaking mountain built Livecovered in one, and rentoff theers other! The main level retains the charm, principles, featuring aancathedral entrance,flow smartly kitchen, and patio magical views, warmth, and1912 light. indoor-outdoor from adesigned retractable “wall”formal on while the upper level is recently updated. 7 ft height bonus inlaw sitting/reception rm & family rm. both w. gas fp, and a gracious dining Enjoy sunsets from the patio rooftop of your boathouse the patio, and a vast roof-top deck excites! Offering a wealth of accommodation in the lower area. Main floor presently used rm. Sumptuous master bed w. generous walk-in closet/dressing rm. & $1,800,000 (w/ 200 amps,current water,revenue rails &approximately winch) to the$4643 envy per of all! for the savvy investor. ensuite. Lower level offers self-contained suite & wine celler. commercially, month (buyer opportunity $959,000 to verify). Be quick on this one! (Floor Plans Avail) $899,000 $1,299,000

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Elegant and stately .72 acre Oceanfront home features Control 4 lighting which integrates lighting with music, shades, locks, climate control, and video. Enduring construction is seen in the built-in cabinetry, and dark Birch HW placed in a bright ambiance of voluminous rooms. The custom kitchen is a worthy match for Jamie Oliver! The convenient location blends all the best in life seamlessly! $1,099,999

Escape to the Country

A magnificent Schubart designed residence surrounded by 10 acres of natural beauty. Dream kitchen: custom cabinetry, elegant design, superior appliances. 2 excellent BRs & den. The lower floor has a delightful self-contained legal suite. A separate character farm house. Unspoiled beaches, golf courses, amazing outdoors & ocean activities. Just 30-minutes drive to downtown Victoria. $1,549,000

The Balvenie

Executive NEW residence on 2.5 acres. Exceptional Quality & featuring luxury finishing throughout; including gourmet kitchen, stunning Great room with a double sided indoor-outdoor fireplace, and separate living areas. Huge windows, triple garage, professional landscaping, and just 20 min to the capital city, with proximity to ferries, & the International Airport offers the ultimate in Living! $1,350,000

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Splendour in the Grass

Dutch farm house meets West Coast design on this superb scenic 5 ac farm, overlooking Elk lake. Private and picturesque this 4 bed 4 bath with 3 wings that provide separation for the growing family. Low farm taxes. 3 excellent multi functional farm buildings. Excellent for horses and animals. Large veg garden, fruit trees, & fish pond. A splendid country property. $1,690,000

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Rare south facing Oceanfront offers full sun and Sensational sunsets! Amazing folding wall system opens for an indoor-outdoor feel, easy access to the beach, and your own mooring buoy. The kitchen sizzles with a coveted Induction cooktop, double-oven, and sit-up counter for guests. Unwind in the Master suite, or paint in the airy studio. Enjoy the Sauna and relaxing hot tub. This is West Coast Living at its very best. $1,698,800

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RARE opportunity to build an Oceanfront Estate in Victoria BC. This 1.24 acre lot in Margaret’s Bay offers 195.5 feet of waterfront, with 180° views across Haro Strait to the San Juan Islands. Choice location provides a panorama of mountain and island views. The neighbourhood is serene and private, close to UVIC and all amenities. A blank palette to create your dream! $1,698,000

A Sea of Honey

An esteemed, private, south facing 1.24 acre ocean front enclave. The stunning fjord view of the Saanich Inlet captures an awe-inspiring peaceful vista. The 4500 sq ft home is rich in potential, and ready for the next vision. The superb location provides an exceptional ocean orientation with outstanding views of sea & sky. $1,825,000

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