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The Victoria branch of the BC SPCA knows that advertising works, especially when it comes to parents and children associating Easter with adorable, fluffy animals. Bunnies and chicks used in Easter adverts tug at the heartstrings, but the SPCA hopes parents won’t gift rabbits, chickens and ducks this weekend. “I think it happens everywhere. We end up getting a lot of people interested,” said branch manager Annie Prittie Bell. “People are suddenly interested, but then after time goes by they decide that ‘I didn’t know it costs this to take care of a rabbit.’” Caring for a rabbit can cost between $3,000 and $4,000 over its lifetime, including about $200 in one-time costs for spaying/neutering, and buying a habitat, litter box, care book, dishes, brush and water bottle. PlEASE SEE: Easter bunny purchase, Page A12

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Special teachers make a difference Nominate your favourite grade school teacher for going that extra mile Don Descoteau News staff

Schools are at the heart of our communities, from Sooke to Sidney and Oak Bay to Esquimalt, and educators play a major role in shaping our children’s lives. To honour them for helping young people gain skills, confidence and, in many cases, providing the inspiration for them reach a little higher, Black Press community news media is partnering with Staples in Greater Victoria to present the Great Teachers recognition program. From nominations received from readers, three teachers will be selected – one each from the elementary, middle school and secondary levels – to be honoured at a special recognition event in June and profiled in an upcoming edition of this newspaper. “I think most people would agree, there is nothing like a special teacher to make a difference in a person’s life. In our Black Press community newspapers we tell many stories about special teachers who are making a difference in their classrooms, science labs and gymnasiums. We wanted to recognize just how important these professionals are to families and to our future,” said Penny Sakamoto, Group Publisher. “So many teachers go the extra mile, giving extra time for after-school activities or even just spending a few extra moments helping a child who needs a little more attention. Teachers are often the ones who recognize the best in our children. Our Great Teachers program gives local families an opportunity to do the same for educators.” Harmen Berghuis, who oversees Staples’ School Tools program (staplesschooltools.ca) – it partners with parent advisory committees to streamline parents’ school supplies purchases – says the company connects with numerous teachers over the course of a school year. Along the way, he adds, store associates and managers get a feel for the kinds of initiatives teachers undertake to make projects special or learning fun for students. “We really admire teachers and the work that schools do,” Berghuis says. “I think they deserve all the recognition we can give them.” We’d like to invite those of you with children currently in the school system to nominate teachers whom you believe are worthy of special recognition for making a difference. To nominate a favourite teacher, simply visit vicnews.com/contests and find the Great Teachers icon. Tell us where they teach, what grade and why you think they deserve special mention. The nomination period ends May 23. ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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Bus drivers balk at route announcing Victoria bus drivers will fight a plan by B.C. Transit ordering them to announce all bus stops. Unifor Local 333 is asking the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to overrule B.C. Transit, calling the plan “dangerous” and a threat to public safety. “We can’t believe B.C. Transit doesn’t get that a bus driver with dozens of passengers navigating heavy traffic through intersections should also be forced to use an antiquated, hand-held microphone to call out stops,” said Ben Williams, Unifor Local 333 president. “This is dangerous. This is distracted driving and it puts the lives of our drivers, their passengers and the public at great risk.” B.C. Transit made the new rule to accommodate visually impaired passengers. editor@saanichnews.com

Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver, seen here speaking in Oak Bay earlier this year, is on the list as intervenor for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project hearing to be held in January 2015. Arnold Lim/News staff

MLA will speak to pipeline hearing Andrew Weaver to talk for Saanich Arnold Lim News staff

The National Energy Board (NEB) released the list of successful applicants participating in the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project – and the list looks decidedly Green. Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver heads a list of Green Party members including federal leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands), provincial interim leader Adam Olsen and Vancouver city Coun. Adriane Carr. The group make up five of 400 available intervener spots unveiled by the NEB April 2. Weaver is not only on the list, he’s on it twice, once as an MLA and as a scientist and expert in physical oceanography. “I (feel) proud. … This is an issue people need to be concerned about,” Weaver said. “I get an opportunity to quiz Kinder Morgan on the scientific aspect, and then I can talk about property issues from the people of Oak Bay-Gordon Head.” Selected applicants for the high-profile hearing are separated into two categories: interveners, who may present written or oral evidence and

question others on their evidence, and commentators, who can only forward a single one-page letter to the board for consideration. The board will hear evidence starting in early 2015, before making a decision on whether to recommend the Kinder Morgan pipeline project to the government for approval, by the July 2, 2015 deadline. The Oak Bay coastline is on the tanker route that Weaver said would be among the areas affected by increased tanker traffic.

“I get an opportunity to quiz Kinder Morgan on the scientific aspect, and then I can talk about property issues from the people of Oak Bay-Gordon Head.” - Andrew Weaver “It is the single most important issue of this area,” Weaver said. “I think it is critical that affected regions have representation. … This is one of the most potentially affected ridings around.” Victoria MP Murray Rankin, who was previously part of the legal team of constitutional and environmental lawyers advising the B.C. NDP on legal strategies to stop the Enbridge Pipeline project, and fellow NDP MP Peter Julian were also

both accepted as interveners. But Rankin said they would be amalgamating their positions to present “one unified voice at the hearing.” Other successful applicants among the 400 interveners selected include the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, the Province of British Columbia, the Coldwater Indian Band and the City of Victoria among several townships and cities. First Nations groups and residents whose homes would potentially be affected by the pipeline will also intervene. Of the 2,118 would-be applicants, 1,250 were selected as commentators. 468 applicants were rejected outright, while 452 applicants for intervener were downgraded to commentators. The board will hear Aboriginal evidence this August and September, while formal hearings begin in January 2015. The review panel will recommend or reject the proposed twinning of the pipeline from Edmonton, Alta. to Burnaby, B.C., nearly tripling capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of oil per day. Applications opened Jan. 15, 2014 and ended Feb. 12 for the opportunity to speak at the hearing for the decision making process for the proposed pipeline expansion. alim@vicnews.com

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Laura ALEXANDER and Fail is wanted for Theft x2 to Appear.

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Police arrest two for overnight B&Es Two men have been arrested in relation to a string of residential break and enters that occurred in Saanich in March and April while people slept. The Greater Victoria Regional Crime Unit arrested Fabian Daley, 49, in the 3700-block of Quadra St. on April 10. Staff Sgt. Steve Morgan says the RCU began their investigation after a series of robberies occurred overnight on March 2 along Quadra Street in Saanich. On April 4, another similar robbery occurred in the 900-block of Scotia St., where a credit card was stolen. Morgan says the suspect attempted to use the credit card at an ATM, and RCU officers were able to obtain surveillance video to ID the suspect. A search warrant of Daley’s Saanich residence was executed on April 11,

where a 50-year-old man was taken into custody. “We seized three or four backpacks out of the residence, full of (stolen property),” Morgan said. Daley is currently charged with one count each of break and enter, use of a stolen credit card, and possession of stolen property. One charge of stolen property is pending against the 50-year-old man. Morgan says investigators believe the two men could be responsible for a large number of break and enters and thefts from autos – though just how many is still unknown. Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says there are at least eight unsolved break and enter files that police will be looking to connect to these arrests. editor@saanichnews.com

Would-be robber wears undies mask A 29-year-old Victoria man was arrested Monday morning following an attempted armed robbery of a gas station. Saanich police say the man entered the PetroCan in the 3900-block of Shelbourne St. just after 1 a.m. while wearing a pair of underwear on his head to conceal his face. The lone employee pressed the store’s panic button to notify police. The suspect produced a box-cutter and swung at the employee, but missed. The suspect then exited the store. A witness to the incident was able to follow the suspect from a distance, while relaying information to police. Saanich officers arrested Christopher Edwards in a parking lot near McKenzie Avenue and Cedar Hill Road. He faces one charge of robbery. editor@saanichnews.com

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OLDNEWS Week of April 13-19

The large clubhouse that sits in the middle of the Cedar Hill Golf Course hasn’t always been there. In fact, the original clubhouse, built in 1971, was destroyed by arson in May 1996. It was this week in 1997 that the Saanich News reported that the Saanich Police Department contravened the Young Offenders Act following the arrest of two teenaged suspects in relation to the arson case. After the two boys invoked their right to remain silent, police placed an undercover officer “in a cell pretending to sleep while hoping to catch an earful of incriminating evi-

dence,” the April 16, 1997 article reads. According to the article, Victoria Youth Court Judge Ann Ehrcke said teenagers have a lesser understanding of their legal rights than adults and cited a section of the Young Offenders Act. “Freedom of choice for a youth who is detained requires that the youth be cognizant of the fact that he is speaking to or in the presence of a police officer,” Ehrcke wrote in her decision. “An undercover cellmate operation with subjects who are youth is not consistent with this requirement.” Information collected during the undercover operation,

The News’ weekly historical feature looks at the brief trial of two teens charged with setting fire to Saanich’s golf course clubhouse

as well as statements from both teens following their arrests, were deemed inadmissible. The latter were inadmissible because the statements were made before the teens were given an opportunity to call their parents, which also breached the teens’ rights. The two-storey clubhouse was rebuilt in 1997 at a cost of $1.3 million. In recent years the building has faced turbulent financial troubles. In January 2012, after four years of running a deficit, Saanich council voted to restructure the food and beverage operations in the clubhouse, shutting down the second-floor restaurant.

“An undercover cellmate operation with subjects who are youth (contravenes the Young Offenders Act.)” - Judge Ann Ehrcke, April 1997

According to Saanich, the closure helped save the municipality $100,000 in 2012. The restaurant lost $352,000 in 2011. Saanich has since opened a snack bar in place of the restaurant. The municipality says changes have helped reduce the overall deficit. editor@saanichnews.com

In other news this week... ■ 1988 - Saanich council OKs building a truck repair facility on Commerce Circle near the Vanalman Industrial Park, despite concerns that an oil leak could have detrimental impacts on the nearby Colquitz Creek. Then-alderman Frank Leonard is in the minority as an opponent of the project, saying the environmental risks and potential for noise pollution remain a major concern. ■ 1991 - Saanich council looks at ways to mitigate the problems caused by the growing deer population. Council opposes the idea of entering the “deer removal business” and then-Mayor Murray Coell says he wants Saanich to “send a clear message that Bambi and Thumper and the whole gang are welcome.” ■ 1995 - Fundraising by a parent group kicks off to raise money to build a second ice rink at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Parents say a lack of available ice time warrants another rink. Today, the two rinks at Pearkes are well-used, and Saanich says demand is being met – though most user groups vie for the highly sought-after 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. ice times.

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Easter: time for renewal Today marks the start of the annual Easter long weekend. A couple extra days of rest for some, a traditional religious holiday for others and a major magical event for many children. This weekend Christians will commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus today and celebrate his resurrection on Easter, the most important event in the Christian calendar. As always, special church services and events will be held on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Our Jewish community will celebrate Passover, commemorating their freedom Egyptians slavery 3,000 years ago with special ceremonies and meals. Our Sikh neighbours are in the midst of celebrating Vaisakhi Day, their New Year and can take these holidays to enjoy their new calendar year as well. We can’t forget contemporary Easter celebrations either, certainly the children won’t. The spring visit of the Easter Bunny with his baskets of candy eggs ranks only second for some to Santa Claus and the treat-filled stockings we look forward to in December. Easter has turned into a major commercial enterprise as well as a yearly children’s treat. Many of us will use this weekend, with its precious extra days off, to visit or host family or friends for our annual Easter dinner and catch up on both old and new news, meet the newest members of our extended families and make plans for the next time we’ll meet. The idea of rebirth, renewal and growth is wound through all of these events and is bolstered by the season, as we watch the trees bud and leaf and our gardens begin to bloom, our lawns to sprout. We see the births of bunnies, lambs, birds and other animals in both nature and on farms. We watch our days getting longer and warmer. We should all take a few moments during this holiday, no matter how we choose to celebrate it, and reflect on the ways we too can grow and renew ourselves, our communities and our country. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Then there are annual costs of around $300 for food, veterinary visits, and white wood shavings. Also, rabbits, while cute and cuddly, demand the same level of commitment and care as a cat or a dog. “That’s where we try to educate, talking about the commitment of a rabbit. You’re looking at 12 years of care and not insignificant costs of care,” Prittie Bell said. “It does add up more than what people anticipate. We try to really let people know what it means.” Last year the Victoria branch, which services the entire lower Island, adopted out 42 bunnies. There are on average about 15 at a time housed at the shelter on Napier Lane. “We always have a lot of rabbits, but we don’t want them adopted just because somebody has a whim. We want them to go into forever homes,” Prittie Bell said. “And we don’t want them released, because they aren’t able to fend for themselves in the same way as a wild one.” Domesticated rabbits enjoy attention and affection, but most do not like being held or cud-

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The BC SPCA says that while rabbits may be cute, gifting them to children at Easter isn’t recommended. dled because it initiates a feeling of being caught by a predator. Held rabbits often try to escape and can suffer serious injured if they fall, or a child may be injured by the rabbit’s powerful hind legs in the struggle. “If you don’t think through the purchase of an Easter rabbit you may regret your decision,” said Craig Naherniak, the SPCA’s

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Feel the rush of riding on two wheels If you have ever looked longingly After getting your “L” permit upon a motorcycle as it whizzed by, you might have been bitten There are two steps in acquiring by the bike bug and didn’t even your full motorcycle license. First, know it. you’ll have to pass the MotorIf you have always dreamed of cycle Skills Test portion of the getting on two wheels but didn’t process. Then you’ll have your full know how to go about it, you road test. I absolutely, have been bitten by the bike bug. Riding training If you are contemplating a perfect 100 percent without I absolutely, 100 per cent without time to do it, the answer is now! a doubt recommend a doubt recommend going to a With spring-like weather manigoing to a good professional school to learn how festing itself and more and more professional school to to ride. I’m not saying your bff motorcycles appearing on the who has selflessly volunteered to learn how to ride. roads, it’s time to stop dreaming teach you everything you need to and start doing. Alexandra Straub know about riding isn’t qualified But where do you start? How do or unfit for the task, but they you go about it and what steps do might not be a “teacher.” Sure you need to go through? they have the skills, but can they communicate Over the next few weeks, we will feature a effectively the points that you need to be safe? four-part series on motorcycling. It will cover If yes, then go for it. everything from schools, to gear to buying a But professional schools have professional teachbike and more. As I said, there’s no better time ers. They also know the ICBC system and will than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist teach you above and beyond what you’ll need to and have the time of your life. execute in order to start riding on your own. And Take the test more importantly, to be safe! In order to get your learner’s license in BC, you They will also help build your confidence and try will need to take the ICBC Motorcycle Knowlto help you eradicate bad habits that you may or edge Test. To attain the handbook that you’ll may not know you are forming. need to familiarize yourself with, you can either Granted, most courses aren’t cheap. But they’re download it from the ICBC website, or visit a worth it and so is your safety. Check out regional branch in person to pick up a hard copy. schools or save up to come to the Lower MainAfter you have studied it from cover-to-cover, land. I wouldn’t have done my license any other you’ll need to take and pass the test at an ICBC way. branch, which will then give you your L. Some schools to check out are: Pacific Riding Visit www.icbc.com and type in “motorcycle” School, V-Twin Motorcycle School, the Justice into the search bar. That is the easiest way to Institute of BC, High Gear Motorcycle Training get you to the pages you’ll need to work with. (private lessons) and more.

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The introduction of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee showcased the direction of the new Fiat-Chrysler partnership. It went on to win more awards that any other SUV; in fact, I chose it as one of my favourite vehicles that year. Sales have been strong for not only Jeep but the entire Chrysler group. Freshness has been added to each new vehicle and this latest 2014 EcoDiesel version is another example. For this model year, the Grand Cherokee gets a refreshed front and rear, plus interior tweaks and a thrifty diesel under the hood. Looks The most noticeable updates for 2014 include a thinner front grille and narrower front headlights with LED accents. This

really makes the latest model pop. The EcoDiesel option is only available in two trim levels, and this an expensive vehicle. The Overland is the cheapest diesel and it starts at roughly $58,000, $3,000 more than a V6 model but the same price as the V8. The top of range Summit diesel starts at $62,000. In comparison, the base VW Touareg diesel starts at $55,000 but most of the other German mid-sized SUVs with a diesel, like the ML from Mercedes or the X5 from BMW also start in the low $60,000 range. Inside One of the biggest changes at Chrysler has been the attention to detail now placed on interior design and refinement. The latest U-Connect computer interface is one of the best in the business; many high-end makers could learn a thing or two from Chrys-

ler. The large 8.4-inch screen is one of the biggest on the market and it is very quick to the touch, going from one function to the next is logical and responsive. Pairing a smartphone takes under 30 seconds and the best feature is the map screen, which enables embedding a picture the same way a picture-in-picture TV does. The dash is covered in stitched leather and the cabin

overall is simple and elegant. All EcoDiesel models come with leather seats and the back seats can even be heated. Drive The biggest change for 2014 is the introduction of an all-new 3.0-litre direct inject turbocharged V6 diesel engine along with an eight-speed automatic. With 420 lb-ft of torque, this engine just rockets away from

a light and cruises effortlessly on the highway. There is a big premium to get this engine over a V6, or lower trim level V8 gasoline versions, but there are some compelling reasons to choose it. Fuel economy is No. 1. This heavy truck is rated at 9.8 L/100km in the city and only 7.0L on the highway. With aggressive driving and mostly city, I averaged 12L. I did notice on highway runs that the fuel economy improved radically and quickly. The towing capacity of the EcoDiesel is the same as the 5.7-litre Hemi V8 at 7,200 pounds, but this truck gets substantially better fuel economy. For those that drive a lot without a trailer, the improvement in fuel economy is something to factor in. If you don’t drive a lot each year, the diesel option might not be worth the added cost.

Verdict Chrysler considers the Jeep Grand Cherokee a premium offering but I would not put this on a par with the Mercedes ML, BMW X5, Audi Q5 or a very nicely equipped VW Touareg. It is a very nice truck with as much diesel power and efficiency as the competition but the German brands have been at the whole diesel thing a lot longer and are a known entity in the market. The Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel would be an easy choice if it were about $50,000, not $58,000. If you drive a lot or tow, the diesel might be worth it, but as it stands the already capable and luxurious gas versions are less expensive and come with all the regular Grand Cherokee goodness. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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attention” was a sufficient catch-all for those causing a collision. The fine is $368. When I began writing on this topic about five years ago, there were no such statistics available. It was all anecdotal because, let’s face it, it’s an offence very visible to other drivers. It’s always seemed to me that drivers who talk and text are reckless risk-takers, who run red lights, follow too closely and make dangerous lane changes even without a phone in their hand. My point being that when they crash with phone in hand it’s a little too convenient to blame it all on operation of the device. Much of the current public debate was spurred by the revelation that a serial offender in Vancouver racked up 26 tickets and fines of $4,300 for distracted driving since 2010. He may be the pin-up boy for those seeking tougher penalties but interestingly, it appears he never once caused an

accident. Now the law is in force, I’ve no problem in accepting it but let’s not kid ourselves into thinking this will stop idiots from taking risks that threaten us all. The fines are already high enough to deter regular drivers tempted to err occasionally. I do worry about how zealously this law is enforced. I frequently hear of tickets issued to drivers who merely glance at their device while at a red light or move it to a new resting place around the dash. I fear the debate about the fines is a distraction in itself from getting to the heart of dangerous driving. I am pleased to hear Anton is also considering public education campaigns on distracted driving, similar to previous initiatives targeting seatbelt use and drinking and driving. That is smarter. Research shows that many distractions contribute to road carnage. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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2 Tuna, 2 Salmon, Ebi (Nigiri), Goyza, Tempura, Chicken or Beef Teriyaki, Green Salad, Miso Soup $27.99 Party Tray A (36 piece Roll, 6 piece Nigiri) Tuna Roll, Salmon Roll, Cali Roll, Dynamite Roll, B.C. Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, 2 Tuna, 2 Salmon, 2 Ebi (Nigiri) $35.99 Party Tray B (62 piece Roll)

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Registration: 250-721-6369 or email senage@uvic.ca More info: www.uvic.ca/masterminds Please plan to arrive early because seating will be limited. UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling. For those arriving by car, parking after 6 p.m. is $2.50. The stadium parking lot is recommended.

move to a new computer system. About 1.8 per cent of optional insurance customers paid an average of $21 too much per year as a result and 240,000 drivers are owed cumulative refunds stretching back as far as 2008, according to ICBC. The public auto insurer is updating vehicle descriptions for past years so it can accurately recalculate historic premiums and repay improper charges for the last six years – as far back as its legacy computer system permits. Another 350,000 customers paid less than they should have by about $34 per year on average but ICBC won’t bill them retroactively. Affected drivers are to be notified and receive refund cheques by July. ICBC expects to pay out $36 million in refunds plus interest of $3 million. It estimates it lost $71 million in underpayments since 2008. editor@saanichnews.com


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TRAVEL LECHNER, Edwin (Ed) Jan 21, 1943 - Feb 28, 2014 Died suddenly at home with his boots on. A popular horseman,mechanic, sportsman, and friend to everyone he met.Ed was predeceased by his father George, mother Susan, brother George, and his ex wife Carol. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Taylor, his daughters Cheri Cooper & Tracy Lechner as well as his 4 grandchildren Natasha Cooper, Chelsea Cooper, Chantelle Campbell, and Cole Campbell. The family invites friends to a celebration of his life to be held at the farm on April 27th from noon til 4:00PM.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS ATTENTION CRAFTERS the 25th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair, Beban Park, Nanaimo, is on Nov 7, 8, & 9th, 2014. Register by May 30th to get a discount. Call 250-797-6544. www.nanaimo professionalcraftfair.com CALL FOR ENTRIES 12TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17, 18 and 19 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

Easter Sunday Vintage, Retro and Collectible Show/Sale

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

TRAVEL CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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SERIOUS, RETIREMENT Impact. Do you have 10hrs/wk that you want to make more productive? Work from home. www.freedom4life.net DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

INFORMATION

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: NEAR 100 blck, Monterey; pair of white pants, brand new with bill in bag, call (250)598-5657.

LM JONES Holdings Inc. DBA Tim Horton’s. Food service supervisor. Permanent, F/T, P/T, shift work, overnight, days, wknds and eve’s. 1-2 years experience. Starts ASAP, 4 positions. No education req’d. 2 locations; 3749 Shelbourne St and 2343 Beacon Ave, Sidney. Wage: $12.12/hour. Email: th102057@telus.net or in person at the locations.

VOLUNTEERS LIFECYCLES PROJECT seeks gardening volunteers to help deliver its Growing Schools program this spring. Other positions are available. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250386-2269. MOVE ADAPTED Fitness & Rehabilitation Society seeks skilled fitness volunteers such as kinesiology or recreation students to work at their facility with clients who have a variety of conditions or injuries. Minimum 3 month commitment. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250386-2269. VANCOUVER ISLAND Kidney Patients’ Association would appreciate a newsletter editor with layout experience to produce issues 3 to 4 times per year. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

MIND BODY & SPIRIT

For info: 250.744.1807 or josiejones@shaw.ca

DID YOU KNOW? BBB Accredited Businesses contractually agree to operate by the BBB’s 8 Standards of Trust. Look for the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory Eedition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.

$4 @ Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC. April 20th, 9:30-4pm. 100 tables/60 dealers (Early Birds: $20 @ 8:30am)

HELP WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO MANAGER TRAINING

• Certified Home Study Course • Jobs Registered Across Canada • Gov. Certified www.RMTI.ca / 604.681.5456 or 1.800.665.8339

HELP WANTED ALTERATIONIST NEEDED for women’s clothing store. Must pick up and deliver to Sunday’s Snowflakes at Mattick’s Farm. (250)658-8499. RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM

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

HOLISTIC HEALTH TragerŽ Bodywork allows you to move more freely with less pain and tension. You’ll feel deeply relaxed & have greater mental clarity. Rae Bilash

CertiďŹ ed Trager Practitioner call for appointment 250-380-8733 www.raebilash.ca * Also Hot Stone Massage

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PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GARAGE SALES

FOR SALE BY OWNER

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com NANAIMO: 1450SQ.FT, Open concept, 2bdrm, 2bath Rancher on 1/2 acre. Dbl garage, mature trees, greenhouse, RV prkg. $359,000. (250)7535826 for more info google search 360264.

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REGISTERED CAREGIVERS Available

Years of experience Excellent references. Reliable, trustworthy (250)812-0027 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES INGLIS 2 door fridge in white with ice and water dispenser. Like new. $500. Mans leather jacket, like new, size 38. $50. Call (250)744-1756.

UNDER $200 CHILDREN’S DANCE costumes, Quality dress up costumes, fancy Halloween costumes. Many sizes starting at $20. (250)595-6443, lv msg.

UNDER $400 BRADFORD, WHITE 40 gallon oil hot water tank, 3 yrs old, $300 obo. (250)656-2180.

FOOD PRODUCTS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

ANGUS BEEF - naturally raised with no hormones or steroids. Alberg Family Farm, 1516 Mt. Douglas Cross Rd. Farm sales Saturday’s, 9-1pm, Most cuts available. You can buy a 1lb or 2lb or order a side of beef. (250)477-3321.

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

FREE ITEMS

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

FREE: TABLE & 4 chairs, you pick up. Call (250)652-4621.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING for sale; central location in downtown Victoria. 3000 sq ft of retail space on main floor + 3000 sq ft on upper floor (4 storage) or art studio. $879,000. Priced for quick sale. Call (250)8132458.

FREE: TV, Toshiba, good working order. You pick up. Call (250)384-3342.

FRIENDLY FRANK 1970ish LEADER red trike, $55. 4 Old bone handled knives, $20. (778)265-1615

FOR SALE BY OWNER

6 VCR tapes, history of the Popes, $6. Call (250)4771819. DOG CARRIER and wicker basket with brand new pillows, $75. (778)426-1984. GENUINE BEER fridge, $99. Call (250)208-6819. LG SPEAKERS, set of 5, incld’s sub woofer, as new, $40. Call (250)654-0907. NO NAME cell phone, barely used, leather case that straps to belt, $78. (778)432-2822

CAMPBELL RIVER: 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath Bare-Land Strata patio home on Golf Course. Gated adult comm. with min. maint. Small pet ok. New price $343,800. W/C acc. Call (250)286-1719.

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

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

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 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.

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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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


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WANTED to PURCHASE, House w/ private, quiet, sunny W or S backyard in Oak Bay, Fairfield & area. (250)8964296 or tarsan2@shaw.ca

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Fishing, hiking, hunting, quadding, snowmobiling or just relaxation. Great access within 3 hours of the lower mainland, 40 km from Princeton and steps to Osprey Lake. 2 years new this 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept chalet has it all & more. Includes a guest cabin with a bedroom, living/sitting area, kitchen & bathroom. New detached garage for storing the toys. Call Adrienne (Royal Lepage Parkside Realty) at 250-809-6322 for a private viewing.

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1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231. FRASER TOLMIE APARTMENTS 1701 Cedar Hill X Road (at Shelbourne St) Deluxe 1 & 2 bdrm suites Beautiful grounds with resort style amenities INQUIRE TODAY: 250.477.6323 or frasertolmie@bentall kennedy.com www.frasertolmie.ca Proudly Managed By Bentall Kennedy Residential Services

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Bright lg Bach 1,2,3 br. Units Fully reno 5 min drive to DT Victoria Full time on site manager

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Sites available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

LANGFORD 1-BDRM grnd floor suite, own patio, full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, insuite laundry. Utils incld. Close to shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, golf course, bus route. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-474-0079.

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

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

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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 2-BDRM upper. $1600./mo. Oil heat. Inclds cable, internet, parking & yard maintenance. Shared W/D. Walk to all amenities. May 1st or earlier. Call (250)882-6661.

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.

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TRUCKS & VANS

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

MUST SELL 2003 Windstar LX, 7 passenger. Sliding doors 174,000 km. Good running condition. Priced for quick sale $2,700. Call (778)440-3045

SHARED ACCOMMODATION VICTORIA $475-$550. incl. Quality Housing for quality people. Call 778-977-8288.

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PAINTING

PLASTERING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

(250)217-3090.ELECTRICIAN Lic. #3003. 30yrs exp. Renos, Knob & Tube Replacement. Sr.Disc.No job too big or small

BIG BEAR Handyman. Painting, household repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071.

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new contracts; landscape and carpentry. BBB/Insured. Res /Comm. www.ftguland.com

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, match the textures, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-516-5178.

ANDREW’S GARDENING Landscaping+ Carpentry. Clearing, weeding, pruning, rock work, lawns. 20 yrs exp. Insured. Call 778-967-1246.

DEPENDABLE PAINTER and drywall repair. Free estimates. References available. Call Joseph - 250-686-0663. I take pride in my work!

DESIGN PACKAGE 5 hr consultation, 3 copies of your design sketch, design survey. 100 great plant ideas. Birch Haven, 250-686-1192.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTERS; No job too big or small! Free Estimates. Call Keith (778)351-4328.

Certified General Accountant/ CPA Bookkeeping, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

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250-477-4601 EXPERIENCED Bookkeeper: small business and corporation. Includes GST, payroll, account reconciliation, tax prep for personal and small business. Louise 250-6617108 or gibneyl@yahoo.ca

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER with 32 years exp in renovations, new construction+ all repairs. Spring Time discounts. Frank, 250-812-6199. mtnewtonconst@shaw.ca McGREGOR HOME REPAIR Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

CLEANING SERVICES ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING. Excellent refs & attention to detail. Keri (250)658-2520.

250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

GARDENING 20% OFF! Mow, Rototill, Aerate, Hedge Trim, Clean-ups, PowerRake. (250)479-6495.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca AURICLE- Spring cleanups, lawns. Call for all your garden needs. 250-882-3129. J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677. LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges, tree pruning, gardening, landscaping. WCB. 18 yrs exp. Andrew 250-893-3465. Level Ground Landscaping Lawn and garden service and renovation. Arborist service. Call Neil 250-818-0587. MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Clean-ups, weeding & More. Senior’s discount. Free estimates. Mike 250-216-7502.

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

RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

DRAFTING & DESIGN

DESIGN FOR PERMIT

• 29 yrs experience • All home renos

Call Steven 250-381-4123

250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

STUCCO, Hardy Plank siding, painting, carpentry & roofing. Free est. Dan 250-391-9851.

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413. JUNK BOX- Junk Removal Company. Local guys. Low rates. Call (250)658-3944. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-881-1221. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

CONCRETE & PLACING

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After rejecting an offer from the school district bargaining agency for a long-term contract, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation went to the Labour Relations Board this week to establish essential service levels for strike action. BCTF members voted 89 per cent in March to endorse a threestage strike plan that can begin with 72 hours notice. Phase one includes restricting communication with school managers, arriving no more than an hour before and leaving an hour after school hours, and refusing supervision of students outside class time. It does not affect pre-arranged voluntary activities such as coaching, but the refusal of supervision requires essential service levels that compel some teachers to assure the safety of

students while they are out of classes. Peter Cameron, chief negotiator for B.C.’s 60 school districts, said there are some rural schools with no management staff to supervise playgrounds. Typically it is the employers’ association that seeks an essential services order, but this time the BCTF applied. That’s unusual for a union that has a history of opposing essential service orders at the LRB and the International Labour Organization, Cameron said. It is also a sign that the BCTF is preparing for strike action after the Easter break. Cameron said if stage one strike action begins, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association will seek an order that the union pay for its extended benefits during any withdrawal of service. “In order that there is in fact

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Coming up with visual ideas to make a home look more appealing, and ultimately make it more saleable, is something Cheryl Barnes was doing long before securing her real estate licence in 2006. She was adept at removing clutter, adding colour-co-ordinated accents and arranging furniture – removing it if need be – to give the impression of space. “When I started talking to people, meeting with them and helping them sell their homes, I would say, ‘we should do this, we should do that,’ she says. “It came natural to me, because I had bought and sold so many properties (of my own).” These days, the concept of home staging, as it is referred to in the real estate trade, can be a key marketing tool for agents with an eye to selling quickly and getting their clients’ asking price or close to it. “Selling a home is not just about sticking the sign on the lawn and hoping people will come to see you,” Barnes says. It takes work and sometimes weeks of preparation by home sellers to get their property into peak saleable condition. Garth and Jeannine Scoular had collected years’ worth of memories in their Royal Oak home by the time they decided to sell earlier this year. Having worked with Barnes once before, they knew what was coming. “We rented a storage locker and took a whole bunch of stuff out of the house,” Jeannine says. “We worked very very hard to

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make the house look very good. We ripped the carpet out and polished the mahogany floors. We took away a lot of furniture and we made sure the closets were half empty. We did a lot of work prior (to listing), but I think it was all worthwhile.” And how. The listing went up on a recent Friday, with an open house set for the following day from 1 to 3 p.m. “I think somewhere between 6 and 7 that night we had an offer, and by noon the next day we had a done deal,” Garth says. “We were fortunate enough to find someone who was very interested in our house.” Most people remarked how roomy the modest house looked, he says. “This is a not a big house – but how it appeared was the thing. We did the work, but Cheryl kind of gave us the heads up on some things.”

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Barnes, who keeps a storage locker full of staging items near her home, brought in some lamps, matched pillows and other accessories. During another two-day staging process, for an “overpriced” home that had been on the market a year and had dirty laundry on the couch in one photo, she instructed the owners to clear as much stuff as possible. She then focused on “making the master bedroom look sumptuous, to help create that spa effect.” She admits to being known as someone who tells it like it is rather than giving clients, prospective or confirmed, the “warm and fuzzy” approach. “I’m here to do a job,” she says. “We talk about what they need to do and I give them the list and we get going.” For people who have already

moved everything out, staging can help avoid the stark look. For homes with a lot of stuff in every room, less is more. It’s partly about achieving a balance, but it can allow viewers to better envision how the home might look decorated with their own items, Barnes says. Neutral, bright artwork, clean area rugs and simple furniture can help update an older home. But the key is to get clients involved in the preparations going in. While he and his wife were pleased with the result and know they played a major role in selling their home, Garth Scoular is convinced putting their minds to preparation and presentation, with the help of someone who knows its benefits, worked. “We think we got extra value for our home because of it.”

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