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Esquimalt families rebuild after fire Fire razes two houses in Gorge area early Saturday morning Daniel Palmer News staff

Two Esquimalt families are lucky to have escaped unharmed after a fire ripped through their Gorge-area homes early Saturday morning. The eight residents are staying in a nearby hotel after being assisted by Esquimalt’s emergency social services program, which links people affected by disaster to basic clothing, food and provincial housing supports. “Anytime we get a fire and there are no injuries, it’s a good day,” said Esquimalt Assistant Fire Chief Gib Smalls. The families narrowly escaped their homes, at 896 and 900 Dellwood Rd., after a fire broke out from improperly disposed fire ashes in a garage around 2 a.m. Firefighters from Esquimalt, CFB Esquimalt and Saanich Fire Rescue contained the blaze after it spread from the first home to an RV parked in the driveway, and then to the adjacent home. The heat from the blaze was so intense it melted the back of a minivan nearby, said Steven Heywood, who lives a block away on Mesher Place. “We heard a couple of loud pops, and from my deck I could see a very large orange glow and flames in the sky,” said Heywood, editor at the Peninsula News Review. “We got dressed really quickly and went over to see the one house in flames and the fifth wheel out front fully engulfed in flames. The heat burned up a couple of cars that were parked in the yard next to it, and from there it caught the deck and roof of the house next door.” Both homes are likely write-offs from fire, smoke and water damage, Smalls said. Former B.C. fire commissioner and Esquimalt Coun. Dave Hodgins said the community will likely rally to support the families in the coming days. “We’re all thankful no one was hurt in what was a very serious fire,” Hodgins said. “It’s devastating to lose a home, but our department and the assisting departments did excellent work.” dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Esquimalt firefighters battle two house fires on Dellwood Road early Saturday morning. The fire was caused by improperly disposed fire ashes, said a fire department official. There were no injuries.

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Victoria and Esquimalt ink 10-year police deal Daniel Palmer News staff

A policing framework agreement between Victoria and Esquimalt is finally in place after 18 months of negotiations. Esquimalt will receive a dedicated division of 25 VicPD officers and Mayor Barb Desjardins will receive co-chair status on the VictoriaEsquimalt Police Board, a key recommendation of a 2012 mediator’s report funded by the province. “This is a win-win-win situation for Esquimalt, Victoria and the police board,” Desjardins said at a joint press conference Thursday at Esquimalt Municipal Hall. “It’s a phenomenal agreement.” The framework agreement is part of a mandated process set out in June 2012 by then-B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond, when Esquimalt was told to stick with police services provided by VicPD despite the township’s desire to contract RCMP services. The new agreement allows both municipalities to opt in and out of “optional resources” with board approval, though it wasn’t immediately clear what services are considered optional. Specific policies stemming from the agreement must be finalized Jan. 1, 2015. Esquimalt will pay the City of Victoria $142,000 for police services funding owed from previous years, but will save about $105,000 this year and an estimated $330,000 annually once the new

Dean Fortin payment method is implemented by 2016, Desjardins said. Victoria’s share of policing costs will increase from 84.4 per cent to 85.3 per cent by 2016, while Esquimalt’s share will decrease from 15.2 per cent to 14.7 per cent over the same period. Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin said Victoria’s 2014-18 draft financial plan already incorporates the anticipated cost increases resulting from the agreement, and the city has already taken steps to offset those costs through reductions at city hall. VicPD Chief Frank Elsner said the agreement marks an “historic day for the organization,” and said he was proud of the work put in by his officers as negotiations advanced. Provincial mediator Jean Greatbatch’s 34-page report, A  Framework  for Effectiveness, called for VicPD to be renamed the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Department, and recommended rebranding take place within six months. Today’s announcement makes clear that rebranding won’t happen, though some cruisers will be

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Homelessness won’t disappear Although we might want to wish it away, homelessness is here to stay, at least in the foreseeable future. In an ideal world things would be different, but homelessness is a problem the world over, not an issue that Greater Victoria has to deal with alone. Consequently, we were taken aback last week when it was announced that more than one-third of Victoria and Esquimalt residents queried in the recent Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness survey say they don’t believe that homelessness is an issue in their community. Their views were mirrored in other Capital Region municipalities. Sadly, it’s a mistaken perception. There were 1,659 people in Greater Victoria who made use of a shelter in 2012-13. As of March 2013, 1,477 were on the wait-list for B.C. Housing and 20,524 used a food bank in one month alone. “There are people experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness across the region – it is not just a downtown issue,” said Andrew Wynn-Williams, executive director of the coalition, which conducts the poll throughout the region every January. Homelessness comes in many forms, from those begging on downtown streets, to those a paycheque away from becoming homeless, right through to teens couching surfing in their friend’s apartment. As we’ve commented before, we can’t continue to bury our heads and hope the problem goes away. It won’t solve itself without some sort of intervention from government and other organizations. Obviously, there needs to be more public education on the issue. If one-third of the survey respondents do not think homelessness is an issue, then the word isn’t getting out beyond nonprofit organizations and those involved with the issue directly. You only need to open your eyes to see the devastation of homelessness. Pretending the problem isn’t there is a tragedy that will only make the problem worse. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria 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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The grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 is often held up as an example of how bad an oil spill at sea can be, however, a spill My name is David Black. I am the of bitumen at sea would be much majority owner of Black Press, the worse. company that owns this newspaper. The Exxon Valdez carried light This is the first of two columns addressing what I see as the greatest crude and lost 250,000 barrels, one eighth of a tanker load. The light threat to the B.C. environment oil floated and could be in our lifetime. I am removed from the beaches. a reasonably sensible Even so, after four years and conservative of work with up to 11,000 businessman, not an workers and 1,400 boats alarmist. involved, less than 10 per The oil industry cent of it was recovered. wants to export Alberta Roughly 200,000 birds and bitumen to Asia via many kinds of other wildlife tankers. Under no were killed. Approximately circumstances should we 1,300 miles of shoreline allow that to happen. A were affected and the bitumen spill at sea could David Black fishery has yet to fully destroy our coastline, recover. together with the fish Bitumen is very different. It would and wildlife that depend on it, for harden up on shore and much of it hundreds of years. would sink to the bottom, making it Bitumen, even if it is diluted, unrecoverable and killing virtually does not float in sea water if there everything with which it came in is sediment present. This has been contact. Imagine if we lost a full proven many times, most recently tanker load. in a thorough Environment Canada Some say that, with GPS-based study published on Nov. 30, 2013. navigation and double hulls, spills Page 51 of the study provides graphic evidence of sunken bitumen. such as Exxon Valdez are not possible today. They are wrong. Given that there is an abundance of sediment along the B.C. coast, the Double hulls do not prevent hull fracture if there is a collision at bitumen will sink rapidly and there speed, only if there is a gentle will be little chance of recovering scrape. As for the GPS claim, most any of it if there is a spill. By marine accidents are caused by Northern Gateway’s own admission human inattention, not by a lack of the likelihood of a bitumen spill at knowledge about position. All ships sea is more than 10 per cent over carried systems to indicate their the next 50 years.  Others say that it location before GPS came along. is much higher. The Exxon Valdez crew could have We are in agreement with the glanced at their instruments to position taken by the Coastal First determine their location but they Nations that even the slightest risk didn’t, neither did the crew on the of a spill of bitumen at sea is Queen of the North. unacceptable.  Black Press

Undoubtedly there will be many more marine accidents in future. Our grandchildren will not thank us if we willingly risk the destruction of the B.C. coast on our watch. Fortunately there is a solution that is beneficial for all concerned: all we have to do is build a refinery at Kitimat. The refinery will convert the bitumen to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel which float and evaporate if they are spilled. Often little or no spill remediation is required. These refined fuels simply do not cause the habitat destruction of conventional or synthetic crude oil, or anywhere near the devastation caused by bitumen. The second part of this opinion will run in the next issue. It will discuss the enormous valueadd benefits and environmental advantages of a modern green refinery. The pipeline from Alberta and the tanker fleet to export the refined fuels will also be considered. Let me declare my biases. I am for creating thousands of good permanent jobs in B.C. I am for creating billions of new tax dollars for government coffers. I am for reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. I am for building an oil pipeline that will never leak. I am for building a modern tanker fleet that carries only refined fuels that float and evaporate if spilled. I am against shipping bitumen in tankers. If you agree that we should not put bitumen in tankers please contact your local MP and say so. The Canadian government makes a decision on this next month. ••• David Black is owner of Black Press, the publisher of the Victoria News.


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LETTERS Transit ruling unreasonable Re: Bus drivers balk at route announcing (News, April 16) The hallmark of a just society is how much accommodation it makes for those of us who are marginalized from the mainstream, whether such marginalization arises from ethnicity, religion, or physical or mental disability. However, these accommodations should also be practical and reasonable in all the circumstances. B.C. Transit’s recent ruling compelling Victoria bus drivers to call out all bus stops on their routes to accommodate passengers who are visually impaired is neither reasonable nor practical. Fortunately, the number of people suffering visual impairment is remarkably low, and it is more than likely that about 95 percent of the time drivers will never even have visually impaired persons on their buses for weeks, if not months, at a time. Does it not make far greater sense if visually impaired passengers

-- whose impairment is often quite obvious as they board the bus (the white cane is one obvious giveaway) -- simply informed the drivers that they wanted off at a certain stop? The drivers would then make a point of calling out those stops when they came to them. The above-suggested modification of B.C. Transit’s ruling makes a lot more sense and should satisfy everyone. Barry Gaetz Victoria

Curb politicians’ high spending Re: Dear Politicians: behave (Letters, April 11) Excellent ideas from letter-writer Monte Shea. However, take it a little further. No more limousines, $16 glasses of orange juice or trips to Disneyland without our permission. The list goes on for the ones who got caught. It bothers me to think that the suppliers of these goods and services are blind to the fact that the taxpayer is paying the bills, so it doesn’t matter what they charge.

Take the Bev Oda orange juice issue for example. The restaurant serves 25 cents worth of orange juice for $16. How many of your friends and acquaintances have ever had the same thing? None, I’d bet. How many $16 glasses of orange juice do they sell (not counting those on expense accounts)? Same answer. It must be stopped before it gets totally out of control. Barry Tateham Victoria

Neighbours views need to be heard Re: A question of transparancy (Our View, April 16) Yes! Yes! Yes! How refreshing to hear someone else publicly express what this writer thinks is obvious: developers ought to be obliged to consult the neighbourhood with concept only in hand, not a fully developed architectural drawing right down to rental unit size, etc. That’s what BlueSky Properties, a part of Bosa Properties, did two years ago at our North Park neighbourhood public

meeting. There was opposition to their proposal then and there is opposition to it now. The massing of their proposal and the huge influx of traffic into the neighbourhood that will be precipitated by more than 200 units with various retail outlets including a very large anchor grocery tenant filling a 30,000 square foot space will not serve well our thriving, eclectic, athletic and artistic community. It may serve as a destination ‘shop-till-you-drop’ centre. The property (formerly St. Andrew’s elementary school) bordered by Franklin Green Park, Vancouver Street, Mason Street and Pandora Street is a site that cries out for an innovative and interesting development that will transition well between our neighbourhood and high density downtown. Watch out all neighbours. Victoria city council has sent the BlueSky proposal for public hearing. Our voices can still be heard! Charles Joerin Victoria

Lot size clogs sewage plan Despite all of the arguments around the Victoria sewage plan, the small size of McLoughlin Point remains a major clog. No matter how the Capital Regional District attempts to market it; the small, low lying lot at McLoughin Point is unsuitable to safely house such a large, centralized sewage plant. The CRD rezoning application requested approval for a building with zero setback on all of the lot’s land boundaries and only a one and a half metre setback on sections of the waterfront. This request is in stark contrast to the provincial government’s own waterfront setback recommendation of a minimum of 15 metres. In addition, the low lying lot is in a tsunami zone requiring a high protective wall that could endanger sea life and migratory birds. The seawall elevation also requires the sewage structure to exceed current harbour height restrictions. These facts should

not surprise the CRD, since a 2009 report prepared for them considered McLoughlin Point unsuitable and too small. Poor CRD

planning and a too small a lot is to blame for the escalating costs of the sewage project. Norma Brown Esquimalt

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HarbourCats find their voice How Can We Improve Parking Downtown? Online Survey Please tell us in an online survey by May 2 at www.victoria.ca/parking

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Multicoloured leafy greens, red currants or hazelnuts, Carolyn Herriot encourages residents to get foodie in their gardens. A featured speaker at Victoria’s largest building, renovation and décor show, Herriot will delve into edible gardening during the Home Expo at West Shore Parks and Recreation April 25 to 27. “My focus for right now is a lot of people are expressing interest in growing more food in their gardens. We’re seeing a switch from growing ornamentals to growing edibles,” said the three-time author. “You don’t have to rip your garden out, you can just introduce plants you can eat.” Her books take a journey through the garden in much the way her presentations will: A Year on the Garden Path – a 52-week Organic Gardening Guide, The Zero Mile Diet – A Year-round Guide to Growing Organic Food, and a companion book, The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook – Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food. Saturday she tells

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to cook.” With the ongoing concerns over food security, and uncertainty with drought plaguing produce provider California, she’ll connect the dots to local food. “This is a really bad time for us not to know how to grow food to feed ourselves,” she said. “It’s to inspire. It’s not to frighten people … we’ve just forgotten.” Herriot grows her certified-organic seed business (seedsofvictoria.com) at the Garden Path Centre for Organic Gardening. Her first talk Saturday, April 26 runs from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. with the second from 3:15 to 4 p.m. at the Home Expo. reporter@saanichnews.com

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Parents appreciate excellence in teaching Parents see a variety of teaching styles over the years Don Descoteau News staff

Parents of school-aged children have a unique perspective on teachers. Most parents are far removed from the days sitting in classrooms listening to lessons. Regardless how they view their own experience, their interest in education takes new emphasis once their kids begin school. Are the children getting good instruction, are they enjoying learning and making progress? All are ongoing concerns parents have as the school years roll by. Teachers, and the work they do on a daily basis, are a central part of a positive answer to those questions and more. Mount Douglas secondary parents advisory council president Wendy Joyce, a public school parent since 2000, knows well that some teachers have more impact than others on how our children do in school and how they feel about time spent there. “When I look at all the teachers we’ve encountered over the years, it’s not necessarily about who’s got the most experience, but more about who can inspire the kids, who’s engaging and who can make that connection with kids,” she says. Taking time to get to know a student and what makes them tick is also a key ingredient to making a difference, she adds. She recalls that her son’s Grade 5 teacher took an interest in him and enjoyed reading his writing, but was also aware he had a younger sister. Upon being shown a colour-

ful painting by the Grade 2 sibling, the teacher bought a matte for the work and quietly gave it to the brother, saying the painting would look nice framed. Fast forward eight years to today. Having heard her daughter remark how she is

“We’re moving from simply giving them information to teaching them how to process information.” – John Bird, president of the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils enjoying social studies class for the first time, Joyce gained a glimpse into why, during a parent-teacher interview. The teacher told Joyce that he doesn’t focus primarily on marks, but is also concerned whether his students are stressed out about school or life in general, or have anxiety about pending exams. “It showed me that he’s taking a real interest in kids’ well-being,” she says. “They have a lot of time set aside in class to talk about things and debate things, or he talks about his own experiences, to show them he’s also a human being.” Such a holistic approach seems to get the best out of students, who feel they are special or that they matter, Joyce says. John Bird, president of the Victoria Confederation of PACs, has been around local schools for 26 years and has had six chil-

dren of his own come through the system. In his experience, technology has played a part in children being more knowledgable when they get to school these days. “We’re moving from simply giving them information to teaching them how to process information,” he says. The best teachers get students excited about learning, he says, instead of trying to make them conform. Bird uses an analogy from his basketball coaching experience. “We’re coaching kids at a younger age to be more dynamic players than we used to. They know more about the game by the time they (start playing),” he says. “The youngest kids have it already and the best teachers make sure they don’t dampen it.” Joyce has heard various times from fellow parents over the years how “that teacher just does not get my kid.” She doubts anyone could go through the entire K-12 with their child and not encountering both types of teacher. She lights up when talking about running into teachers her children have had in past who ask about them, their unique interests and the direction they appeared to be taking in prior years. That kind of connection, she says – clearly they were paying close attention to their students at the time – can’t help but have an impact on children down the road. “That says to them, ‘I’m a special individual to this person, I’m important,’” Joyce says. “All those things that really make a difference.”

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Summer art classes a bit of magic Natalie North New staff

Fine arts like metal sculpting, acrylic painting and writing and revising fiction are expert tasks requiring years of expert training – but everyone has to start somewhere. For 30 years, the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA) has been offering that opportunity through small intensive workshops, where professional artists guide inquisitive minds to explore their work in an inspiring location. Known for excellence in ceramics, painting and 2D arts, those at the helm of the nonprofit organization are striving to update its reputation. “One of the things that’s kind of neat is that all of our studios are open and we welcome people to walk around and see what everybody else is doing and talk to each other,” said MISSA executive director Dave Skilling. “It may be a bit corny, but we call it the MISSA magic that happens out there for two weeks.”

For the first time this summer, MISSA offers workshops in steampunk jewelry, comics and visual storytelling and digital music production alongside the more traditional mainstay programs for which it is known, held on the grounds of Pearson College. Local musician Daniel Lapp leads a two-day West Coast fiddle workshop, while DJ Chris Long teaches a two-day introduction to digital music-making. Skilling sees the programs as an opportunity for any artist regardless of ability to take a couple of days out to explore their creativity. For those in residency program, it’s a chance to spend two weeks focused on their art with a mentor, while MISSA cooks the meals. The school is also designed to get artists across disciplines meeting and learning from each other. Founded by artists in 1984, MISSA has continued to provide immersive programs that operate on several levels of creative stimulation. “They wanted to get a program together that one was

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taught by practicing artists, but two was for the whys behind art, as opposed to just the how-tos,” Skilling said. “It gives people an opportunity to express their individual search and creative passions, rather than in a strictly craft situation where you all learn to do one thing, one way.” MISSA operates on a breakeven model, with most weekend workshops set at $210 including lunches and snacks, and the option of paying to stay on campus. Registration for courses of varying length is now open for anyone 19 and up, regardless of experience, and space is limited. Several bursaries are available, both for established artists, and younger applicants, age 19-29. The magic happens on Pedder Bay, 650 Pearson College Dr. From June 28 until July 11. To learn more about the range of workshops, or bursaries available – the deadline for which is at the end of April – visit missa. ca. arts@mondaymag.com

Monday, April 28, 2014 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Archie Browning Sports Centre - Crow’s Nest 1151 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Prospect Lake Community Hall 5358 Spartan Road, Saanich Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Spectrum Community School - Gymnasium 957 Burnside Road, Saanich Local residents are invited to Community Open Houses to learn about the Residual Solids Conveyance Pipe and pump stations project that will transport residual solids from the Seaterra Program Wastewater Treatment Plant at McLoughlin Point to the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) at Hartland landfill. The Seaterra Program is engaging communities along the route to provide information on the project and receive community feedback to help identify concerns and potential mitigation options to minimize impacts during construction. More information is available online at: www.seaterraprogram.ca.

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Seed library planted at libraries Imagine checking out garden seeds the same way one checks out library books. Thanks to a partnership between LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library, residents can do exactly that by accessing a new seed share library for urban gardeners. After an orientation session, users can sign out up to six varieties of locally adapted vegetables, herbs and flowers with free access to the tools and knowledge they need to grow. Users then harvest

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pation in school clinics at elementary, middle and high schools, as well as a middle school league. “Surrounded to the south and east by two of North America’s biggest youth ultimate communities (Vancouver and Seattle), Victoria is well positioned to develop great opportunities for youth to play and excel,” said Jordan Perrault, Victoria Ultimate Players Society co-ordinator. This year the sport is expanding again. Ten middle schools are sponsoring teams this year, and more high school teams are coming to the forefront. “Youth leadership is key, and it has been impressive to watch young people take the initiative to create opportunities for themselves and their friends to play,” Perrault said. Victoria Ultimate holds drop-in at Lansdowne middle school every Sunday throughout the summer, from 1-2:30 p.m. There is a one-time only $10 registration fee. Starting June 26, Esquimalt Recreation is offering a six-week learn and play program. For more information, check out the Victoria Ultimate website at cups.bc.ca/youthultimate, Facebook at Victoria Ultimate of by emailing Perrault at youth@vups.bc.ca.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All persons having claims against the Estate of GEORGE FINDLAY GRAHAM, DECEASED, late of 1001 Thistledowne Drive, Victoria, B.C., V8X 4T6, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executors c/o Craig Beveridge Law Corp., at 402-707 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 3G3, on or before September 3, 2014 after which date the estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Evelyn Elizabeth Trimmer, Deceased Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Evelyn Elizabeth Timmer, late of 205 - 657 Niagara Street, Victoria, BC, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company at 402 - 1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3R7, on or before May 22, 2014 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. EXECUTOR The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company BY THEIR SOLICITOR Cook Roberts LLP

-1993 Chevrolet Blazer VIN#1GNCS18W0P0167 305, Registered to Jeffrey Lee Casselman. -1995 Dodge Neon VIN#1B3ES47C3SD355 894, Registered to Elida Nimani. -1983 Nissan Sentra VIN#JN1HB11S0DU512 328, Registered to Andrew Ferguson Petrie. -1995 Dodge Pickup VIN#3B7HC13Y9SG706 996, Registered to Steven David Read. -1996 Ford Pickup VIN#1FTCR10A2TPA33 420, Registered to Maria Van Hoorn. -2007 Saturn Vue VIN#5GZCZ63467S8321 05, Registered to Gina Michelle Collins. The sale will take place at 1247 Parkdale Avenue, Victoria, B.C. on May 8, 2014. For offers and info call 250-474-7376.

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Executors: Robert Sloane Graham and Richard Findlay Graham NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of DORCAS LYDIA NEATE, Deceased Date of Death: November 21, 2013 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Dorcas Lydia Neate, late of 2251 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at 1721 Ashdale Place, Victoria, BC, V8N 1P1, on or before May 20, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor has notice.

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ROYAL & McPherson Theatres Society is in need of a volunteer with basic knowledge and experience in theatre and event production to help with stage and sound set-up. Free t-shirt and event tickets in exchange for your technical expertise! Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269

HELP WANTED 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

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS Victoria is in need of a Coach Education Coordinator. This position involves managing an excel database and sending reminder notices to coaches regarding their certification status. This is a long-term commitment requiring an average of 10-15 hours of work per month from September to June. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269 TOURISM VICTORIA is embarking on a volunteer recruitment in hopes to extend their services beyond the front desk in order to provide more efficient services, helping visitors make the most out of their visit while ensuring they feel both welcome and safe. Visitor Information Volunteers needed from May through September for a minimum of four hours per week. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269

PERSONAL SERVICES MIND BODY & SPIRIT BEST HANDS Massage. Very exp. New to BC. Mon-Thurs 10-8. Affordable 778-265-8800

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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.

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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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Payroll Instructor Come and work for the oldest, most respected private postsecondary trainer in BC! At Sprott Shaw College, we train and prepare our students for a meaningful career. As part of our campus team, you will contribute to that success! Our Victoria campus is recruiting for a dynamic instructor for our Accounting and Payroll Program. You must have at least 3 – 5 years of related experience. The minimum of a PCP designation from the Canadian Payroll Association is mandatory. This is a part-time position from Mon to Fri, 1 pm to 5 pm. Please send resume and cover letter to: anne.wilkes@sprottshaw.com


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - Spring sale! 20x24 $4,348. 25x24 $4,539. 30x30 $6,197. 32x36 $7,746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel Call 1-800-668-5422 or online: www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.

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

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CAMPBELL RIVER: 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath Bare-Land Strata patio home on Golf Course. Gated adult comm. with min. maint. Small pet ok. New price $343,800. W/C acc. Call (250)286-1719. Ladysmith: Ocean view 3,000 sq. ft house, 3 B/R, 3 baths. Open concept,wrap around deck, Dble carport + 1,000 sq ft storage & shop. Also 1 B/R suite. $355,000; with reasonable down payment owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160. 126 Arbutus Crescent.

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

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

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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.

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.

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From $675 per mo Refs required.

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

To view call 250-642-1900

FAIRFIELD ROOM- walk to Cook St Village and amenities. NS/NP. Women only. Call 250-382-6681.

SUITES, LOWER 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.

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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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LANGFORD- SPACIOUS 1 bdrm, 1 bath, laundry, $850/ mo includes all utils. Avail May 1. NS/NP. (250)389-0983.

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1 BDRM Very quiet, ocean views, Clean, well maintained. Laundry, Sauna, Elevator, Hot Water, Heat. (250) 388-9384 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Bright lg Bach 1,2,3 br. Units Fully reno 5 min drive to DT Victoria Full time on site manager

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

SUITES, UPPER HOMES FOR RENT NORTH QUALICUM: Recently reno’d, 2 bdrm w/ full basement, on waterfront acreage, established flower and vegetable gardens, enclosed garage, new F/S, W/D & D/W. Avail. immed., NS/NP, ref’s req’d. $1100. (250)752-3417

MAIN FLOOR. 3-bdrm. Fireplace, completely reno’d - new appl’s, large patio. Near UVic & Camosun. N/S, N/P. $1350. + utils. (250)477-5179.

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

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

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

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Retaining Rock Walls, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. 250-588-9471

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

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CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

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

GARDENING (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Lawns have weeds & moss? Aerating, pwr raking. Blackberry/Ivy removal, landscaping. 250-380-0481 AFFORDABLE Reliable Reg. Lawn care. Power Raking. Pruning. Cleanups. Lawn & Garden Renos. 30 Yrs. Experience. ...Visit us at www.brincks.ca .............Free Estimates.......

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. LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges, tree pruning, gardening, landscaping. WCB. 18 yrs exp. Andrew 250-893-3465. PND SOIL & GRAVEL MART. Garden manure/compost. Self pick-up, we load. $25./ yard. 1119 Finney Rd 250-478-3322

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

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

HANDYMAN- Light Maintenance & Repair. Call for estimate. (250)818-2709. 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.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS (250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca

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

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

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

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250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275.

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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 JACK NASH, serving Victoria over 30 yrs. I do it all! Free est WCB. 250-881-3886.

LANDSCAPING 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new contracts; landscape and carpentry. BBB/Insured. Res /Comm. www.ftguland.com ANDREW’S GARDENING Landscaping+ Carpentry. Clearing, weeding, pruning, rock work, lawns. 20 yrs exp. Insured. Call 778-967-1246. DESIGN PACKAGE 5 hr consultation, 3 copies of your design sketch, design survey. 100 great plant ideas. Birch Haven, 250-686-1192.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186. CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

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

PAINTING A2Z PAINTING. Free estimates. Quality Exterior Painting. Call Erin (250)294-5422. ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB / BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. www.shorelineroofing.ca

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-516-5178.

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

TREE SERVICES BUDDY’S TREE SERVICESTrimming, pruning, chipping, removals, hedges, lawn care, Insured. Keith, (250)474-3697.

WINDOW CLEANING BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

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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 NISSAN MICRA 1990, 164K. Toyota Corolla 1992. Each $1300. obo. (250)704-8170 .

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AUTO SERVICES $$$ TOP CA$H PAID $$$. For ALL unwanted Vehicles, any condition. Call (250)885-1427.

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

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.

TRUCKS & VANS 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

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• Bouncy Castle for the Kids • Balloon Animals • Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow, 12:30-1:30 • “Ace” Saanich Police Mascot (time TBA) • Saanich Police Display Car, a 1962 Chevy • Broken Promises Animal Rescue • Hot Dogs and Hamburgers – Rotary Club • Coffee and Cookies – Level Ground Coffee • Saanich Commonwealth Place Display • Prostate Center – Display Table • Child Find B.C. • Sidney Air Cadets Tag Day • Spectrum SchoolBand (time TBA) • Free Cake – 1:00 • In-store Demos

Esquimalt Road Location: 10am-2pm: (unless otherwise noted)

• Girl Guides Cookie Sale • Face Painting • Esquimalt Parks and Rec Booth • Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow 10:00-11:00 • Broken Promises Pet Rescue Booth • Esquimalt Little League Hot Dog BBQ, by donation • Free Cookies while they last • Free Level Ground Coffee • Free Cake 12 noon, while it lasts. • Esquimalt Celebration of Lights Booth • Par-T-Perfect Bouncy Castle • Esquimalt Emergency Social Services: Earthquake Preparedness Booth • Esquimalt Bike Festival Booth • Esquimalt Block Watch Booth • Esquimalt Community Garden Society Booth • Character Costumes, Balloon Fun, Bubble Machine c/o Help Fill a Dream & Jupamda, 11:00-2:00

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April 23, 2014 edition of the Victoria News

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