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Craigdarroch stained glass sparks idea for new silver coin Craigdarroch Castle’s collection of fine stained glass will soon be featured on a new silver collector coin by the Royal Canadian Mint. Officially unveiled Tuesday, the coin, which features a replica of one of the stained glass windows that adorns Craigdarroch Castle, is the first in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Stained Glass series of coins. Coated in glass-like enamel, the $20 coin shines and reflects light much like the exquisite Victorian residential stained and leaded glass collection for which Craigdarroch Castle is renowned.   “This stunning coin is a wonderful celebration of the stained glass windows that are admired by the thousands of people that visit Craigdarroch Castle each year,” said John Hughes, executive director of Craigdarroch Castle. “It’s an honour for us to work with the Royal Canadian Mint, and to see our stained glass collection’s timeless beauty and craftsmanship forever immortalized on this fine coin.”   The focal point of the coin’s design is made up of a grouping of six brightly coloured flowers. To create a stained glass effect, each petal is filled in by hand with blue, purple and red translucent enamel and green translucent enamel is painted as veined leaves. A diverging brick pattern, like that of the castle’s original windows, serves as a backdrop to the flowers, while the obverse of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth by Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt.  A national historic site, Craigdarroch Castle’s stained glass collection is believed to be one of the most exquisite in North America.

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Spider, man Xing Chen, the new owner of the Victoria Bug Zoo, makes friends with Jane, a Mexican red-legged tarantula. On May 1, Chen and his family purchased the business from founder Carol Maier. The Victoria Bug Zoo, located at 631 Courtney St., continues to be one of the city’s top tourist draws.

The developer of a 10-storey residential building planned for downtown Victoria will pay the city $10,000 in exchange for more height. Under the city's land lift analysis program, developers can build above zoned height restrictions by paying into the city's public realm and heritage seismic upgrading funds. Escher, an 84-unit Chard Development Ltd. building slated for a parking lot at 838 Broughton St., is the first test of the new program, and president David Chard said he's relieved with the result. "We were a little bit worried, because there's really been no examples yet where this economic analysis has gone through the city. It's been an interesting process for us and for the city," he said. The land lift analysis program was created in 2011 to help fund the city's public realm improvements and seismic upgrading of heritage buildings, a model adopted by many North American cities. Chard spoke about his upcoming projects from the rooftop of Duet, a 90-unit residential project on Michigan Street in James Bay, on schedule for completion by November. The units are currently about 50 per cent sold, he said. The project is the fifth Chard building built in or around the downtown core since 2006, which has given Chard a unique perspective on the Victoria real estate market. PlEASE SEE: Chard sees bright future, Page A26

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Members of Unifor Local 333 in Greater Victoria is putting its best foot forward to help food banks in Greater Victoria. For the last two weeks, the union has been collecting food and other donations at its worksites for Victoria Mustard Seed Food Bank and Church. Tomorrow (May 10), the union will host a 12-hour food drive at Save-on-Foods on Blanshard Street and in Sidney. The goal is to raise $10,000 in food and cash donation. The food drive runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CFB Esquimalt marks National Day of Honour Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon wil be among the dignitaries during the National Day of Honour ceremony at CFB Esquimalt this morning (May 9). The ceremony will recognize those who fell, fought and contributed to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Over the 12-year campaign, more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members served in Afghanistan. The ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Wall of Valour, located below the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Wardroom.

Forum debates open government Former Oak Bay mayor Christopher Causton will lead a forum Tuesday (May 13) on accountability of municipal and regional governments. A Town Hall Dialogue will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. at the Cook Street Activity Centre, sponsored by the Open Victoria Initiative Society. Panelists include Leslie Campbell, editor Focus Magazine; David Flaherty, former B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner; Kevin McArthur, vice-president of the Open Data Society of B.C.; and Matt Wright, press secretary for Oak Bay MLA Andrew Weaver.

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A typical Mother’s Day in Victoria involves a nice lunch or afternoon tea followed by a stroll along Dallas Road or through Beacon Hill Park. But the Victoria Conservatory of Music is offering a more unique take on the perennial celebration of mom: the 32nd annual Music Mother’s Day Garden Tour. “This is one of the longest running fundraisers in Victoria – people come from all over the Lower Mainland and Washington,” said Cynthia Funnell, VCM spokesperson. On May 10 and 11, gardening aficionados from as far away as Sequim, Wash. (where the annual lavender festival takes place) will make the trip to Victoria for the conservatory’s annual garden tour. The all-weekend event puts musicians in the heart of each garden, where a VCM student or faculty member serenades the crowd. The 10 gardens on show include a “bamboo heaven” in Esquimalt, where more than 50 varietals of bamboo grow from a few centimetres to nine metres tall. Over in Fernwood, traverse a rock and alpine garden in an intimate urban setting. To wrap up the weekend, VCM is putting on a “foot-stomping, hand-clapping” $10 concert featuring the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir with Checo Tohomaso at Alix Goolden Hall,” Funnell said. “It really is a gift to the community at $10,” she said. “We want mothers, daughters, grand-

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Victoria Conservatory of Music student Eehjoon Kwon performs during the 2013 Music Mother’s Day Garden Tour. The event attracts visitors from the Lower Mainland and Washington State each year. mothers, everyone to celebrate with us.” Funnell also hopes to educate the Greater Victoria community about the variety of programs on offer at the conservatory, from classical to modern, amateur to professional programs. “We’re a community school and our goal is

to bring more music to the community,” she said. “Our youngest student is four years old and our oldest is 92. The majority of our 4,300 students are at all levels and ages.” For tickets or more information, visit vcm. bc.ca or call 250-386-5311. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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When it comes to promoting and protecting kids’ health, Dr. Richard Stanwick’s efforts are hard to match.  From advocating for smoke-free air, to helmet safety standards, to setting guidelines for scald injury prevention, his dedication to advancing the health of children has been recognized by his peers. Next month, Stanwick will receive the Lifetime Membership Award from the Canadian Pediatric Society.   “Dr. Stanwick has contributed an impressive body of work which has had a significant impact on the lives of children and families on Vancouver Island, and this award aptly recognizes him for that achievement” said Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C. provincial health officer.

The Canadian Pediatric Society Lifetime Membership Award makes Stanwick one of few Canadians to hold lifetime memberships in two distinct professional organizations. He also holds lifetime membership status in the Canadian Public Health Association, where he has been recognized for making significant contributions to the advancement of public health. “As Island Health’s long-serving chief medical health officer, Stanwick is a tireless advocate for public health, most notably for the safety of children.  As a pediatrician, he is very deserving of this award and we are very proud that he is being recognized by his peers in this way, ” said Dr. Brendan Carr, Island Health CEO. Recently, the UBC School of Popula-

tion and Public Health awarded him their George Elliot Award for lifetime achievement in public health.  Stanwick has fellowships in pediatrics and public health, working tirelessly in both fields. Early in his public health career, he served as the provincial epidemiologist in Manitoba, where in 1990 he became medical health officer for the city of Winnipeg.   Stanwick was medical health officer for the Capital Regional District from 1995 to 1997, a position that expanded to include director of research when the function amalgamated to the Capital Health Region in 1997.  The Canadian Pediatric Society will hold its conference in Montreal June 25 to 28. editor@vicnews.com

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M&M Meats Shops hosts charity barbecue Spend Saturday eating a little to raise a lot of money to help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Join M&M Meat Shops and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in a community barbecue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (May 10). M&M Meat Shops franchisees,

staff and thousands of volunteers from coast-to-coast will man the grills to meet the Charity BBQ Day fundraising goal of $1 million. Supporters receive a hamburger or hot dog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of $3. Proceeds raised help fund Crohn’s disease

and ulcerative colitis medical research. Over the past 25 years, M&M Meat Shops has raised more than $24 million for medical research dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s and colitis. Find your local M&M Meat Shop at mmmeatshops.com. editor@vicnews.com

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September’s winner is Jay Stefanis from Aura at the Inn at Laurel Point and here is what Donald Wright wrote to us:

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Victoria council directed transportation staff to study the need for lowering speed limits along several key arteries in the city last November. The recommendation from transportation manager Brad Dellebuur? Don’t do it. “Based on a review of operating speeds, and roadway features/physical environment, there is no technical data to support the reduction in speed limits on the arterials,” Dellebuur wrote in a report to council. The areas being considered for 40 km/hr speed limits are Richmond Road, Douglas Street south of Belleville Street; Bay Street and Gorge Road. Council will discuss the report Thursday at its governance and priorities committee meeting, where they may also choose to proceed

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“My name is Donald Wright and I am currently sitting in Room 259 of the Inn at Laurel Point. I wanted to take a moment to relay to you my experience with Jay from Aura: My significant other and I stopped by Aura for a drink after walking around Victoria for several hours. Jay introduced himself as our waiter and was very outgoing and easy to speak with. He was very accommodating when it came to modifications to our drinks and was very attentive during our afternoon “pit stop”. What made our experience here even more exceptional Jay Stefanis was his attention to detail regarding our order and his effort Aura at the Inn at Laurel Point in going out of his way to make sure that we really enjoyed the best of what this hotel has to offer and also what Victoria has to offer. Allow me to elaborate. My significant other has a taste for sweets – pastries to be specific. Before returning to our room, she casually asked him for recommendations regarding local bakeries that would suit her taste buds. Not only did Jay offer options from his own experience, but he also solicited options and opinions from the restaurant staff and the pastry chef. To take his dedication up another notch, he personally delivered his list to our room and briefed us on each of the individual places and their specialities. His dedication impressed my girlfriend and me tremendously. I find this type of service so rare that it prompted me to take the time to pen this letter to you. He is not only an exceptional waiter, but he is also a rare asset to this establishment. I hope you will take the time, energy and make the effort to recognize his can-do attitude and his dedication to his job. What a rarity!”

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Victoria mulls derelict Gorge boats Council is set to take action on permanently moored boats in the Gorge waterway, north of the Selkirk trestle, after ongoing complaints of unsightliness and water contamination. Staff are recommending the city develop new bylaws that would limit the use of the Gorge waterway to recreational activities and prohibit liveaboard use or long term anchoring of boats. The plan would also include applying to the province for a 10-year licence of occupation for the Gorge Waterway, after which the city could manage “nominal rent” for boat moorage in the area. The plan requires $126,000 spread over two years from the

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City parks director leaving post early City of Victoria parks director Kate Friars departed city hall five months ahead of her scheduled retirement last week for a new job in Nova Scotia. Victoria Conference Centre general manager Jocelyn Jenkins, who recently served as interim city manager, will take over Friars’ responsibilities until a replacement can be found. Friars headed the parks department for the past six years and was one of the city’s top earners, taking home $178,000 in 2012. This marks the second high profile departure at city hall recently: former finance director Brenda Warner resigned last month after delivering the 2014 budget.

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ners in the initiative, and researchers with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo are collecting and analyzing all of the responses. Results will help the CRD improve services and the Victoria Foundation to better direct funding to worthy charities. For more information on the survey, go online to victoriafoundation. bc.ca/vicsurvey.

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Teachers who have a special way of getting their points across that make us feel good or look at things differently do so through personal connections. So who better to ask what makes a great grade school teacher than students who are living that experience daily? In continuing our look at outstanding educators, part of Black Press and Staples’ Great Teachers initiative, supported by Thrifty Foods, we heard from some well-spoken middle and high school students around the Capital Region. We hope the teachers on their list of favourites, those who are really making a difference, will be nominated for Great Teachers awards at vicnews.com/contests. Oak Bay High’s 2014 valedictorian Mohammed Abousaleh says the best teachers are those who capture students’ attention and “make every class, every hour, engaging.” Not only that, instructors who are organized also get high marks from this honour roll student. “When you’re making use of all the time you have in class, it kind of motivates you to look at other aspects of life,” he says. While he appreciates teachers who aren’t afraid to change their mind, and those who encourage students to draw their own conclusions on discussion points, there has to be balance between flexibility and structure. “One of my teachers is very strict in (that) homework is assigned every night and checked every day. I appreciate that, because it disciplines me in my own learning.” Direct involvement with students strikes a chord with some. Grade 9 Spencer middle school student Daniel St. Laurent, lit up when talking about a shop teacher who builds things and puts them up around the school. “I help him with some of his projects,” Daniel says. “(He also) helps people step out of their comfort zones and try different things.” Mixing things up also keeps things interesting, he adds. “One of my teachers teaches in three different ways. One day he’ll do it through video, another day it’ll be using worksheets and the next it’s talking lessons, having discussions.” Personal connections also allow teachers to make more in headway with individuals who may be having troubles in the classroom, says Spectrum Grade 11 student Dezy Manuel. “The best teachers go into a class where everyone is struggling and they make them better. They get people passionate about the subject and use that to their advantage,” she says. “I love teachers who can relate to a student. If they can’t relate (to their teacher) they’re not going to have that (same level of) interest in the subject.” Adds Sophie Adams, in Grade 11 at Edward

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Celebration time ■ Black Press, Staples and Thrifty Foods encourage you to nominate a grade school teacher you feel is making a difference in the community. From all nominations, one teacher each from the elementary, middle school and secondary levels will be honoured at a gala in June. To nominate, visit vicnews.com/contests/ and click on Great Teachers. All nominators are entered to win a $50 Thrifty’s gift certificate.

Students learn by teachers ‘thinking outside the box’ Harmen Berghuis, general manager for the Staples School Tools program, says store staff who work with students and families get a sense of how teachers think outside the box when it comes to assignments. What sticks out in his mind are the science fair or heritage day projects on which students aim to

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If there is an emerging theme to the 2010s, it is that many basic assumptions – no matter how cherished or long-held – are no longer enough to support our decision-making. We are faced with issues of such magnitude, whether globally (climate All of our change, radioactive responsibility is contamination from to stay informed Fukushima, for example) or locally (the presumed and examine, and actual support of the Northern Gateway critically, that we can’t evidence from pipeline) afford to trust the old all sides of the simplistic, assumptionbased arguments issues. anymore. The downside of the information explosion of the past few decades has been information overload – and this has not been ignored by those, whatever their political stripe, motivated to coax us in one direction or another. Pseudo-facts can be cobbled from elements of the truth and tailored to fit pre-existing assumptions, and the combined result can be promulgated endlessly across the Internet, not just in a matter of hours, but in seconds. Instead of some basic, underlying incontrovertible truth (possibly our most dangerous assumption), we are too often left only with an impression of truth, geared to our emotions and fueled by scads of lobbying dollars. Our responsibility, no matter how we wish to shirk it, is to stay informed and examine, critically, evidence from all sides of the issues. The 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 does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, 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 888687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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System can handle diluted bitumen Re: Columns by David Black, Bitumen spill threat is real (April 23) and Why B.C. needs an oil refinery (April 25). Continued safe marine and pipeline transport of hydrocarbons is in everybody’s interest so Canadians can realize value for resources and oil producers can continue to deliver jobs and economic benefits. No one wants a spill of any product at any time. The performance track record over the past 50 years is good, but even still, work is ongoing to improve prevention and ensure producers, transportation companies and spill-responders have the best information available to manage products safely and make the best plans possible for response, containment and clean-up in the event of an incident. Black’s articles incorrectly suggested the Canadian oil industry is not interested in the proposed refinery project and that transporting diluted bitumen is more risky than transporting other types of oil because of its chemical properties. Fact is, oil producers are seeking increased access to existing and new markets – in Canada, the United States and internationally – to satisfy market demand for increasing Canadian oil production. All options

to achieve that goal are worthy of study. And diluted bitumen – oil sands bitumen diluted with natural gas liquids that allow it to flow – is no more dangerous than other types of crude oil. Chemically, there’s nothing about diluted bitumen the transportation system cannot be prepared to manage. Whether it moves by pipelines or tankers, diluted bitumen meets all the same specifications and behaves the same as other crude oils. Oil floats on water if it has an API gravity above water’s 10 degree API gravity. Diluted bitumen has an API gravity of 20-22 degrees. Any type of oil spilled in water, eventually “weathers” and can be driven below the surface by waves or currents. Diluted bitumen behaves the same way. There have been several scientific studies completed on diluted bitumen. Earlier this year, the federal government released a research study that demonstrated diluted bitumen floats on salt water – even after evaporation and exposure to light. The study was commissioned by Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada as part of the

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wasn’t me. I’d slept the night before with wet hair and now it sprung out in all directions like a furry Russian hat. My eyes were puffy and a spot of dried coffee sat in the corner of my mouth. Danica, on the other hand, Lundy was bright and clean, with combed curly locks and little laces tied on perfect white shoes. Danica was nicely dressed in those days, but not in the way I had envisioned. I sort of thought that since I liked denim, I’d dress my kids in little denim pants, little jean shirts and jackets. Anything else would be yellow, green or blue. At all costs, I would avoid pink, and I would never, ever purchase a frilly dress. Then, as I wheeled Danica down a bumpy road in a stroller one day, someone asked the heart-ripping question: “How old is he?” He! So out came the pink sleepers. Out came the barrettes, out came the frills. At Danica’s first Easter

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I’d slept the night before with wet hair and now it sprung out in all directions like a furry Russian hat. she was six months old. We gathered at my parent’s house for a special dinner and she emerged more dressed than the turkey. I stuffed her into this pink mass of frills and lace, heaved her legs into white tights and stuck little black patent shoes on her feet. Worst of all, my mother took photographs of everyone’s favourite cherub so she will exist forever in pink. But in fact, life became pink all over. Sandy (a woman I met in pre-natal class) and I took to walking through town, pushing our offspring in strollers, talking about nothing that didn’t relate to babies. The sun warmed our faces. Pink blossoms poked from trees in the park; even the sound of cars motoring by became a happy hum in the

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background. Life was still and gentle … and pink. One day we joined other new parents in a coffee shop and for a split second I emerged from baby bliss long enough to notice our strange antics. We made weird faces and noises. We gurgled, burped, blew, bubbled and sang unlikely little songs. We performed face gymnastics and body contortions – anything to elicit a beatific baby smile. One of the burly, masculine men at our table said, “Try this.” He leaned toward Danica and started clucking. Soon we were all clucking. Then Danica swatted at Sandy, and I murmured offhandedly, “You’re supposed to honk when she touches your nose.” So Sandy honked. Then we all honked. Twenty odd years later, the world is a little bigger and things aren’t so pink (more like green, if I consider the flow of money from my wallet). But I’ve discovered that your babies never really stop being the centre of your universe. Um, just check my Facebook page.

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The seeds of literacy can be sown at any age. As such, many programs in Greater Victoria help parents give their children an early start on reading. Jan Dupuis, a literacy outreach co-ordinator in the Capital Region, helps various organizations and families connect and collaborate. The Greater Victoria Public Library and the READ Society, for example, host a range of programs for families. They target children of any age, Dupuis said, though many focus specifically on the five-and-under group. “Family literacy is focused on parents engaging with their children right from birth with literacy activities,” Dupuis said. Programs focus on reading, writing and numbers at early ages then move to learning with technology later on. Other pro-

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Industry-licensed technicians • Modern Equipment • Coast to Coast Warranty • Premium products you know & the Brands you can trust!

MANY BRILLIANT MINDS DECIDED MAKING REALLY SAFE CARS WAS A NO-BRAINER. XV STANDARD FEATURES:

Symmetrical full-time all-wheel drive • 2.0L DOHC, 16 valve 4-cylinder BOXER engine • 5-speed Manual Transmission with Hill Holder System • Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity • Power door locks and windows • Heated front seats • Power-adjustable heated door mirrors • Air Conditioning • And more

2014 STARTING FROM

26,570

$

CASH INCENTIVE

LEASE/FINANCE 24 MOS., AS LOW AS

*

0.5%

**

OR

1,000†

$

2014 XV CROSSTREK TOURING 5MT SHOWN

2014

STARTING FROM

22,015

$

*

LEASE/FINANCE 24 MOS., AS LOW AS %**

0.5

OR

CASH INCENTIVE

1,500†

$

VISIT SAUNDERS SUBARU TODAY!

DL#5032

*Pricing applies to a 2014 XV Crosstrek Touring 5MT (EX1 TP) / Impreza 2.0i 5MT (4-door sedan EF1 BP) with MSRP of $26,570 / $22,015 including freight & PDI ($1,650/$1,595), documentation fees ($395), and battery tax ($30). License, insurance, taxes, and registration extra. Vehicle shown solely for purposes of illustration, and may not be equipped exactly as shown. †$1,000/ $1,500 cash incentive is for cash customers only and is available on all new 2014 XV Crosstrek models (excluding XV Crosstrek Hybrid) / 2014 Impreza models. Cannot be combined with Subaru Canada supported lease/finance rates or lease payment offers. **0.5% finance rates available on all new 2014 XV Crosstrek models (excluding XV Crosstrek Hybrid) or 2014 Impreza models for a 24-month term. Financing and leasing programs available through Toyota Credit Canada Inc. on approved credit. **/†Offers valid until April 30, 2014. See your local Subaru dealer or www.western.subarudealer.ca for complete details. ◆Ratings are awarded for five crashworthiness tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (www.iihs.org) – moderate frontal, side impact, rear impact, roof strength, and the new small overlap frontal crash test. To earn a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK, vehicles must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side,roof strength and head restraint tests, plus a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.

Pet friendly & the coffee is always on!

SAUNDERS SUBARU 1784 Island Highway, Colwood

250-474-2211 www.saunders.subarudealer.ca

Serving Vancouver Island for over 35 years.


VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, May 9, 2014

NEWS

WHY PAY MORE? DRIVE A LITTLE, SAVE A LOT!

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT Stk #D15608. AWD, leather, roof! Glass claim only! Great brakes! What a deal!!!

VOTED BEST PLACE TO BUY A PREOWNED VEHICLE! LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED LA

BEST P

BEST P LA

LA

LA

BEST P

Best City

of the

VICTORIA NEWS

1

18th

16,998 (+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F150 XLT

R YEA

2013

R YEA

Cool features for a cool ride, see why we’re #1!

3.99%

VICTORIA NEWS

19th

New brake pads and machined front rotors. Stk #D15406

!

WOW

2004 INFINITI G35

Stk #T15702. RWD! Bose soundsystem, heated seats, power roof! Premium speedster! Fun!

10,798

21,698

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM

Towards the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, an outdoor celebration across Canada where families, friends and organizations can raise crucial funds and awareness to make a difference in Canadians living with type 1 diabetes(T1D).

2010 NISSAN XTERRA 4 Winning awards as best off-roading SUV. Stk #D15512A.

18,998

from every vehicle sold at Galaxy Motors Island wide throughout May

2008 PONTIAC WAVE SE Stk #D15592A. Power moonroof! 5 Spd! A/c!

FROM

$

BUY A U SE TO Voted

OPEN: Mon.-Thurs. 9am - 8pm; Sat. 9am-6pm & Sun. 10am-4pm

Stk #D15632. 4x4, leather! HEMI! This rare regular cab is too unique to pass up!

E HICL VE

1

CE

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT

D

Best City

of the

E HICL VE

Voted

2012

machined rotors! New serp belt!

17th

BUY A U SE TO

D

4X4

R YEA

FORD FUSION SE 2011 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT Stk #D15710. 4x4! B.C. Only! New front pads +

1

VICTORIA NEWS

CE

We're donating $10

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Best City

of the

2011

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Accident Free! Stk #D15706

25,498

$

14,998

$

Voted

E HICL VE

28,688

16th

BUY A U SE TO

Your Island’s First Credit Choice: 4 TIME WINNER 12 Retail Lenders to Choose From FOR BEST OF THE CITY! With over 550 vehicles, we get you approved and offer selection.

AWD, sunroof, new battery Stk #T15682

Stk #D15647. B.C. Only! No accidents! Less than 25k & $15,500!

$ ENT CID E! 2013 C A FRE

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

1

VICTORIA NEWS

CE

D

We’ve got it! Upgrade!

2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT

BC ONLY

Best City

of the

R YEA

2012 FORD F250 XLT Stk #d15653. A long box gas crew cab F-250?!

Voted

E HICL VE

CREW CAB

BUY A U SE TO

2010

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

CE

D

8,998

$

BEST P

AWD

E HICL VE

7603

BUY A U TO SE

RATES

PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

TRADES WELCOME PAID FOR OR NOT!

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CE

D

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2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS Stk #D15750. Do you like to save money? Stk #D15744. Power moonroof! Leather, heated seats! This is a Look at this hybrid which is full of space and power!

AWD, ECoboost, turbo. Stk #D15749

Jetta under $10k! Hurry!

The walk in Victoria takes place June 8th at City Centre Park

23,398

20,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM Stk #D15772. AWD! Ecoboost turbo! Too many features to fit in this ad, come see!

2012 VOLVO C30 T5 Stk #D15782. This turbo hatch pumps out 227hp yet is a Volvo, so that means safety!

27,398

2012 NISSAN FRONTIER SV Compact crew cab, 4x4. Stk #D15918

4X4

7,998

2014 JEEP PATRIOT NORTH EDITION Alloys, 4WD 4x4.

BC Y! L ON

17,498

BC Y! 2010 L ON

NISSAN MURANO SL BC Only! Great tires and brakes! heated seats, back up camera. Stk #C16010

seats. Stk #T16015

20,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

18,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

15,598

BC ! ONLY

pads and machined rotors. Stk #F16005

17,798

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING BC Only! No Accidents!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM New battery, timing belt, 4 new tires, new front brake pads and machined rotors. Stk #V15967

Loaded! Stk #T15934

25,998

18,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 BCFORD ESCAPE XLT Only! Accident Free! New front brake

22,398

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

4X4

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD with wet trunk storage, perfect for the beach! Stk #F16006

BC ! ONLY

6 SPD!

2008 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT Accident Free, 6 spd

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

www.galaxymotors.net

6,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

AWD

9,998

17” alloy, rear spoiler, AC, full pwer access Stk #K16024

26,598

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

12,398

$

2011 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD, Panoramic roof,

2010 NISSAN CUBE S/SL/KROM Compact people mover,

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

SYNC system. Stk #D15478A

This 8 seat Durango is perfect to pull, carry and tow anything you could imagine! Stk #T16002

Bluetooth, heated seats, winter package Stk #V15947

great on gas. Stk #X15931

13,698

17,398

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

AWD

2010Leather, FORD FUSION SPORT dual exhaust, 3.5L V6 that will blow

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 HONDA CIVIC EX-L Leather, Heated seats, moonroof. Best selling car in Canada. Stk #D15983

your doors off while still saving at the pump! Stk #D15980

16,598

BC ! ONLY

BC only, accident free, power moonroof. Stk #C15857

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FLEX SEL 2008 DODGE DURANGO SLT

26,598

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

BC Y! L ON

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

22,998

Less than 10000kms, AWD drives like a car w/all the ammenities of a van and SUV. Stk #D15982

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

16,498

33,998

$

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT

and deal!

$

manual trans. Stk #V15883A

2006 DODGE RAM 1500 ST

17,998

BC Y! 2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 L Stk #V15859. B.C. only! Bluetooth! Brakes like new! ON This is the ideal hatch

Stk #V15886. New upper and lower ball joints, HUGE Kumo tires, 6.7L BlueTec Diesel. 350hp and 650ft-lb of torque.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

2009 DODGE RAM 3500

27,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BC only Stk #D15808A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

37,498

BC Y! L ON

2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT-8

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

New machined rotors, DVD player w/new headphones. Stk #F15937

Terrain Management system, Cross-Traffic Sensor. Stk #D15957

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD EDGE SEL Stk #V15858. AWD! Leather! Panoramic roof!

8,998

13,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

21,859kms and under $30k, impossible?!

15,998

BC only! Hybrid, saving you money at the pumps! Stk #D15492A.

2013 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED Loaded! Back up camera,

AWD

machined rotors, tailgate lift assist, AC. Stk #C15878

$

Stk #V15825A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

New tires and machined rotors, BC only. Stk #D15959

2008 FORD F150 FX4 Van Isle only, new brake pads and

$

2010 DODGE JOURNEY R/T DVD, roof, navigation.

12,998

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3

22,698

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT HYBRID

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID Hybrid, bluetooth, heated

BC Y! L ON

VAN ISLE ! ONLY

12,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

26,498

Stk #V15945

TED HEAATS! SE

19,998

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD FOCUS SES

Stk #F15815. No accidents! Great tires! New pads/rotors! Leather! Roof! Sync! Heated seats!

Accident free, bi-halogen projector headlamps, chrome grill surround Stk #D15461A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

4X4

T DEN 2013 JEEP COMPASS I C ! AC FREE SPORT NORTH EDITION

19,998

26,698

$

Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections On All Our Vehicles

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

accident free, over $2k in servicing done for you. Stk #D15790A

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

2006 CHEVROLET COBALT LT Great first car! custom guages, body matching gearshift,

6,888

$

16,298

16,998

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE BC only, new windshield. Stk #C16020

12,298

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BC ! ONLY

2014 JEEP PATRIOT NORTH EDITION

BC ! ONLY

2013 DODGE CHARGER SXT

BC only, accident free, this vehicle is practically brand new. Stk #C16027

BC only, accident free, power sunroof, Sirrius satellite, brake assist. Stk #D16032

23,498

24,798

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

DL #30897


VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, May 9, 2014

NEWS

WHY PAY MORE? DRIVE A LITTLE, SAVE A LOT!

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT Stk #D15608. AWD, leather, roof! Glass claim only! Great brakes! What a deal!!!

VOTED BEST PLACE TO BUY A PREOWNED VEHICLE! LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED LA

BEST P

BEST P LA

LA

LA

BEST P

Best City

of the

VICTORIA NEWS

1

18th

16,998 (+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F150 XLT

R YEA

2013

R YEA

Cool features for a cool ride, see why we’re #1!

3.99%

VICTORIA NEWS

19th

New brake pads and machined front rotors. Stk #D15406

!

WOW

2004 INFINITI G35

Stk #T15702. RWD! Bose soundsystem, heated seats, power roof! Premium speedster! Fun!

10,798

21,698

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM

Towards the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, an outdoor celebration across Canada where families, friends and organizations can raise crucial funds and awareness to make a difference in Canadians living with type 1 diabetes(T1D).

2010 NISSAN XTERRA 4 Winning awards as best off-roading SUV. Stk #D15512A.

18,998

from every vehicle sold at Galaxy Motors Island wide throughout May

2008 PONTIAC WAVE SE Stk #D15592A. Power moonroof! 5 Spd! A/c!

FROM

$

BUY A U SE TO Voted

OPEN: Mon.-Thurs. 9am - 8pm; Sat. 9am-6pm & Sun. 10am-4pm

Stk #D15632. 4x4, leather! HEMI! This rare regular cab is too unique to pass up!

E HICL VE

1

CE

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT

D

Best City

of the

E HICL VE

Voted

2012

machined rotors! New serp belt!

17th

BUY A U SE TO

D

4X4

R YEA

FORD FUSION SE 2011 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT Stk #D15710. 4x4! B.C. Only! New front pads +

1

VICTORIA NEWS

CE

We're donating $10

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Best City

of the

2011

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Accident Free! Stk #D15706

25,498

$

14,998

$

Voted

E HICL VE

28,688

16th

BUY A U SE TO

Your Island’s First Credit Choice: 4 TIME WINNER 12 Retail Lenders to Choose From FOR BEST OF THE CITY! With over 550 vehicles, we get you approved and offer selection.

AWD, sunroof, new battery Stk #T15682

Stk #D15647. B.C. Only! No accidents! Less than 25k & $15,500!

$ ENT CID E! 2013 C A FRE

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT

1

VICTORIA NEWS

CE

D

We’ve got it! Upgrade!

2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT

BC ONLY

Best City

of the

R YEA

2012 FORD F250 XLT Stk #d15653. A long box gas crew cab F-250?!

Voted

E HICL VE

CREW CAB

BUY A U SE TO

2010

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

CE

D

8,998

$

BEST P

AWD

E HICL VE

7603

BUY A U TO SE

RATES

PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

TRADES WELCOME PAID FOR OR NOT!

250-478-

VANCOUVER ISLAND’S #1 USED CAR DEALER

CE

D

YOUR ISLAND’S FIRST CREDIT CHOICE

www.vicnews.com • A15



LA

Friday, May 9, 2014 - VICTORIA

BEST P

A14 • www.vicnews.com

2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS Stk #D15750. Do you like to save money? Stk #D15744. Power moonroof! Leather, heated seats! This is a Look at this hybrid which is full of space and power!

AWD, ECoboost, turbo. Stk #D15749

Jetta under $10k! Hurry!

The walk in Victoria takes place June 8th at City Centre Park

23,398

20,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FUSION TITANIUM Stk #D15772. AWD! Ecoboost turbo! Too many features to fit in this ad, come see!

2012 VOLVO C30 T5 Stk #D15782. This turbo hatch pumps out 227hp yet is a Volvo, so that means safety!

27,398

2012 NISSAN FRONTIER SV Compact crew cab, 4x4. Stk #D15918

4X4

7,998

2014 JEEP PATRIOT NORTH EDITION Alloys, 4WD 4x4.

BC Y! L ON

17,498

BC Y! 2010 L ON

NISSAN MURANO SL BC Only! Great tires and brakes! heated seats, back up camera. Stk #C16010

seats. Stk #T16015

20,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

18,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

15,598

BC ! ONLY

pads and machined rotors. Stk #F16005

17,798

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING BC Only! No Accidents!

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM New battery, timing belt, 4 new tires, new front brake pads and machined rotors. Stk #V15967

Loaded! Stk #T15934

25,998

18,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 BCFORD ESCAPE XLT Only! Accident Free! New front brake

22,398

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

4X4

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD with wet trunk storage, perfect for the beach! Stk #F16006

BC ! ONLY

6 SPD!

2008 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT Accident Free, 6 spd

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

www.galaxymotors.net

6,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

AWD

9,998

17” alloy, rear spoiler, AC, full pwer access Stk #K16024

26,598

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

12,398

$

2011 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD, Panoramic roof,

2010 NISSAN CUBE S/SL/KROM Compact people mover,

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

SYNC system. Stk #D15478A

This 8 seat Durango is perfect to pull, carry and tow anything you could imagine! Stk #T16002

Bluetooth, heated seats, winter package Stk #V15947

great on gas. Stk #X15931

13,698

17,398

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

AWD

2010Leather, FORD FUSION SPORT dual exhaust, 3.5L V6 that will blow

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 HONDA CIVIC EX-L Leather, Heated seats, moonroof. Best selling car in Canada. Stk #D15983

your doors off while still saving at the pump! Stk #D15980

16,598

BC ! ONLY

BC only, accident free, power moonroof. Stk #C15857

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FLEX SEL 2008 DODGE DURANGO SLT

26,598

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

BC Y! L ON

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

22,998

Less than 10000kms, AWD drives like a car w/all the ammenities of a van and SUV. Stk #D15982

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

16,498

33,998

$

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT

and deal!

$

manual trans. Stk #V15883A

2006 DODGE RAM 1500 ST

17,998

BC Y! 2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 L Stk #V15859. B.C. only! Bluetooth! Brakes like new! ON This is the ideal hatch

Stk #V15886. New upper and lower ball joints, HUGE Kumo tires, 6.7L BlueTec Diesel. 350hp and 650ft-lb of torque.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

2009 DODGE RAM 3500

27,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BC only Stk #D15808A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

37,498

BC Y! L ON

2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT-8

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

New machined rotors, DVD player w/new headphones. Stk #F15937

Terrain Management system, Cross-Traffic Sensor. Stk #D15957

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD EDGE SEL Stk #V15858. AWD! Leather! Panoramic roof!

8,998

13,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

21,859kms and under $30k, impossible?!

15,998

BC only! Hybrid, saving you money at the pumps! Stk #D15492A.

2013 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED Loaded! Back up camera,

AWD

machined rotors, tailgate lift assist, AC. Stk #C15878

$

Stk #V15825A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

New tires and machined rotors, BC only. Stk #D15959

2008 FORD F150 FX4 Van Isle only, new brake pads and

$

2010 DODGE JOURNEY R/T DVD, roof, navigation.

12,998

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3

22,698

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT HYBRID

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID Hybrid, bluetooth, heated

BC Y! L ON

VAN ISLE ! ONLY

12,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

26,498

Stk #V15945

TED HEAATS! SE

19,998

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD FOCUS SES

Stk #F15815. No accidents! Great tires! New pads/rotors! Leather! Roof! Sync! Heated seats!

Accident free, bi-halogen projector headlamps, chrome grill surround Stk #D15461A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

4X4

T DEN 2013 JEEP COMPASS I C ! AC FREE SPORT NORTH EDITION

19,998

26,698

$

Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections On All Our Vehicles

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

accident free, over $2k in servicing done for you. Stk #D15790A

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

2006 CHEVROLET COBALT LT Great first car! custom guages, body matching gearshift,

6,888

$

16,298

16,998

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE BC only, new windshield. Stk #C16020

12,298

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BC ! ONLY

2014 JEEP PATRIOT NORTH EDITION

BC ! ONLY

2013 DODGE CHARGER SXT

BC only, accident free, this vehicle is practically brand new. Stk #C16027

BC only, accident free, power sunroof, Sirrius satellite, brake assist. Stk #D16032

23,498

24,798

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

DL #30897


A16 • www.vicnews.com

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NEWS

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Celebrating our 50 Year partnership! 8 hp YAMAHA 2.5 hp NEW YAMAHA Generators $ FROM

2199

$

899

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Powered by a new Yamaha F90 EFI four stroke motor and includes a galvanized trailer and MANY extras.

730 Hillside Ave. 250-382-8291

web: www.sgpower.com • email: jay@sgpower.com

Serving Victoria for over 50 years!

may 2014

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The Audi A7 a luxury fuel sipper Audi is one of the luxury brands under the massive Volkswagen Group, which includes Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche. By sharing engineering knowledge, platforms and engines across several different brands, (including the mainstream Volkswagen brand) enables VW to reduce costs and develop more products. One area of importance, in Canada, is the introduction of more and more diesel, or TDI engines, into the marketplace. The 2014 Audi A7 TDI is a perfect example of what the VW Group is doing right. The engine is a fuel-sipping diesel that saves roughly 25 to 30 percent over a conventional gasoline engine, yet still supplies the dynamic ride Audi owners look for. Looks The body of the A7 TDI is the same as the gasoline versions and it could be one of the best-looking four-door luxury vehicles on the road. Actually, the A7 could be considered a five-door model, as the rear cargo rear is accessed through a massive hatch. This, in combination

economy. This technology is also available in other, less expensive models, so don’t be too shocked by the starting price. One thing Audi does not have is a four-cylinder diesel for the smaller and less expensive models,

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silhouette is what makes this car different than much of the competition. Buyers who like the idea of a big luxury car but also want something a bit sportier will enjoy the dynamic stance, especially combined with the oversized sports wheels. Oversized is also a good way to describe the A7s grille, which is framed by an aggressive set of headlamps and deep front spoiler. The back is much more subdued and the rear lights look almost Aston Martin-inspired. Inside The downside to the

swept roofline and large hatchback is the amount of headroom for rear seat passengers. Taller passengers might find it a bit snug and big items might not fit in the cargo area. This is why Porsche produced the Panamera sport-back, with a much higher roof for full-sized adult passengers. The reality is that many professionals who can afford this car will more than likely have a family SUV for those times when larger adults or cargo needs to be moved. The front seats enjoy a view to a sumptuous dashboard and luxury filled experience. The best materials are used and I find Audi’s computer controller to be one of the easiest on the market.

Drive Audi uses a variation of its 3.0L direct injection turbo diesel in five of its models from the practical Q5 and Q7 SUVs to the A6, A7 and A8 sedans. This A7, along with the Q5 and A6 get the newest version of this engine sporting a bump in torque from 406 lb-ft to 428 lb-ft. Torque is what it is all about with diesel engines. The ability to get away from a traffic light and cruise along at highway speeds makes a diesel engine a rewarding vehicle to drive. Put the throttle down and this big luxury sedan just rockets away, the way a huge V8 would have in years past. The up side is that the driver gets all that

power but also impressive fuel economy, something that had eluded luxury buyers in the past. The A7 is rated at 8.7L/100km in the city and stingy 5.3L on the highway. In comparison, a 2014 Honda Civic is rated at 5.0L/100km on the highway. For fuel savings and power the diesel is the way to go. Verdict The Audi A7 is a lovely car filled with sex appeal, performance, luxury and prestige that all come at a price. Starting at $72,900, the diesel is a $2,500 premium over the base A7. The owner could recapture that additional money over several years of driving thanks to the improved fuel

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styling lines cover a new SkyActiv structure that’s lighter yet, according to Mazda, offers a 30 per cent improvement in torsional rigidity. The 3’s wheelbase has also been stretched by six centimetes yet it’s a tad shorter in overall length. Inside the cabin there’s more room, especially leg and head room for the rear passengers. Mazda3i GT Sedan: A topline GT (Grand Touring) edition of Mazda3 is available in Canada, but only with a larger 2.5-litre SkyActiv engine and an automatic transmission. The 3i GT that I drove in LA came with the smaller 2.0-litre SkyActiv engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The 2.0-litre engine was available last year in Mazda3, but the new body

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Three lauded for community work Three Victoria residents have had their good works acknowledge with the 2014 B.C. Community Achievement Awards. The awards were presented by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes at a recent ceremony at Government House. The recipients included: Don Brown: Brown had a distinguished career in the RCMP serving in several locations throughout B.C. He has been a lifelong community leader wherever he

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has served. In sports and recreation, for youth to seniors, he has volunteered as a coach or referee for soccer, curling, baseball, and track and field. On the civic side, Brown has been a school trustee

and a parks and recreation commissioner. Daphne Goode: Goode exemplifies community spirit through her professional career in media, community broadcasting and communications and

through her countless volunteer initiatives. She has impacted a wide variety of fields: arts and culture, environment, healthcare, business, philanthropy, education, women’s issues, seniors and

youth. Bonnie Leadbeater: Leadbeater, professor of psychology at the University of Victoria, is honoured for her work on anti-bullying programs for primary and middle school children. Leadbeater and her team have also made inroads into the challenges of cyber bullying. The B.C. Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed by the province of B.C. to celebrate excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise and community service. editor@vicnews.com

Horgan, Nixon at the hop to benefit local food bank If you have politics running in your blood, don’t miss a unique opportunity to sample the lives of two local political figures and a controversial American president of 40 years ago.   At the May 17 auction and sock hop benefit for the St. John the Divine food bank, place your bid for a tour of the B.C. legislature and lunch

at the legislative dining room with newly-minted NDP Leader John Horgan; a walk through Emily Carr’s James Bay neighborhood with Victoria Coun. Pam Madoff; or signed birthday and Christmas greetings and an official White House family photo from Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scandal rather than face impeachment.

Besides the auction, the main attraction at the “Divine” sock hop is dancing – or for non-dancers, listening – to the high-energy music of Rukus, Victoria’s hottest retro rock ’n’ roll band. Most of the 70-plus auction items at the fifth annual event are more traditional, and some are unique: a signed and framed limited edition print

of a yellow warbler by Robert Bateman; dining at Vic’s Steakhouse and other restaurants around town; tickets to a Victoria Harbourcats baseball game; a Victoria Royals hockey game; the IMAX Theatre, the Shakespeare by the Sea festival. Tickets are $20, advance sale only, available at the church office, 1611 Quadra St., 250 3837169.

Victoria Volunteers Want to volunteer? Opportunities are available through Volunteer Victoria. For more information, please call 250-386-2269 or go online to volunteervictoria.bc.ca. ••• • The Robert Bateman Centre seeks volunteer shop attendants to help answer visitor questions and direct patrons through the Thinking Like a Mountain shop. • NEED2 Crisis Line and Information Centre is looking for board members to help support the agency in pursuit of its mission of service. Experience in governance in the non-profit sector is desirable. • The MS Society is looking for someone to help assist clients participate in various social, arts and craft projects while providing support and companionship. • The Luther Court Society needs volunteer walking companions to escort seniors on leisurely walks. Must understand the challenges of dementia. • Victoria Marine Search and Rescue Society needs a treasurer. This position is best suited for those with professional experience in finance, bookkeeping, or accounting. • Langham Court Theatre is looking for sewers to assist with the creation of the costumes needed for the Fall 2014 production of Pride & Prejudice. • Selkirk Waterfront Festival is looking for volunteer helpers to act as general assistants to the sound-man, MC, and entertainers as needed. • The Hope Through Achievement Foundation is seeking a volunteer financial mentor to assist the program participants on their educational journey specific to the financial practices of daily life. The Foundation is looking for a long-term commitment.

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Steve Martin goes country at Royal Theatre Expect comedy, sweet bluegrass as Martin’s first music tour in decades hits Victoria

Natalie North News staff

Steve Martin is a writer, actor, author, standup comedian, master of the Twitter-verse and 68-year-old Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician who has been developing his banjo style since he was 16. Despite the credits, that latter entry on his CV is one oftovershadowed by his prolific screen career. This month, Islanders have a chance to see the creative chameleon at two nights of music and comedy in Nanaimo and Victoria May 11 and 12. Martin spoke with the News about his ever-evolving career, the musiccomedy connection and Love Has Come for You, a 13-track collaboration with Edie Brickell, written through a process of emailing iPhone recordings while the two Texans were living on opposite coasts. *** NN: The concert is pitched as a night of music and comedy, what will the audience be in store for? SM: All of us are dedicated to doing the best and most entertaining show possible. I always try to blend the comedy with the music. We do serious songs. We do funny songs. We do a lot of chat, talk. Since incorporating Edie, the music has become much more lyrical than the type of music we were playing before. So, we might string three songs together then do some comedy. I think the show – whether you are aware of bluegrass or not – I’ve found it just doesn’t matter to people. They seem to enjoy the music, just hearing it live on stage. The

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is just a banjo song. It could be a good banjo song, but it’ll always be a banjo song, so when she started adding lyrics and making the songs really viable, I loved it. Also, I never knew what she would come up with and I always liked what she was doing, so it was one of those rare things. Now we have much more give and take. She’ll say: ‘Can this chord change and I’ll say ‘Yes.’ And I’ll say ‘I think this line is a little hard to understand’ and she’ll fix it. NN: Has the philosophy behind choosing your projects and your career path shifted over the course of your career? SM: Yes. I was always involved in writing. I was going to say that I’ve become much more directly

a writer, but there’s been nothing conscious done in my career, about I want to do this now or that. It’s always been on a train that’s moving along and events happen that lead me in a different direction. There’s no conscious effort. It’s just my need. When I was doing more movies, I’d say: ‘I need a screenplay. I have an idea.’ And on Roxanne I tried to get other people to write it and no one would do it, so I just

did it myself. And that was my first solo screenplay. NN: How does self-consciousness or confidence in your art change as you move across genres? SM: I just don’t worry about it. When I started playing a banjo on stage I thought: ‘I know what this looks like. It looks like a movie actor trying to become a rock and roll star,’ But I knew that wasn’t what I was doing and it didn’t seem to matter to people. When I wrote a novel, it seemed to be accepted rather than laughed at. I don’t mean it was always wonderful praise, but it was taken seriously and not as an amateur trying to spread his wings. So I’ve been really lucky in what I’ve branched out in and haven’t

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received a terrible backlash. NN: How does developing your own style or sound with the banjo relate to developing your own voice in comedy? SM: I very consciously, in comedy, tried to develop my own voice. I knew that was extremely important and that’s why when I was about 19 I got rid of every joke in my act and I started fresh with everything being something I wrote myself. I thought that was really important, that the audience couldn’t really

have seen anything like this before. In terms of playing music, playing the banjo, there were so many great role models. It’s a lot of work just to learn how to play it, let alone develop your own style. Lately ... I have developed my own style and people can hear it. They know it’s me and I’m emphasizing things that I loved about the banjo when I first started playing, which are things like its melancholy, its drive. Having the ability to play it and then knowing a sound you want in your head, that creates your own style. *** See Martin May 12 at the Royal Theatre. Tickets start at $100.50 at hightideconcerts.net. Editor’s note: See the full interview with Martin online at vicnews.com. arts@mondaymag.com

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Get your fiddle on at the Met Hometown musician Daniel Lapp is hosting the mother of all fiddle parties as the B.C. Fiddle Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary during the Joy of Life Festival at First Metropolitan Church this weekend. Tonight (May 9) at 7:30 p.m., hear The Joy of the Fiddle featuring musicians from across North America. On Saturday, expect a party as the B.C. Fiddle Orchestra, Folkestra, the Joy of Life Choir and special guest and Juno winner Jim Byrnes rock out together. Find tickets at Ivy’s Books or online at joyoflifefestival.ca. dpalmer@vicnews.com

Upcoming events Urbanite: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s quarterly evening of music and visual sensory overload, takes place once again on June 13. Pre-sale tickets, which always sell out, are available now at aggv. ca/urbanite. Atomic Vaudeville: The cabaret group celebrates its 10-year anniversary with shows featuring more than 30 cast members May 9 and 10 at the Victoria Event Centre.

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PRIVATE INSURERS REACT TO CMHC’S REGULATION CHANGES Genworth – Canada’s largest private residential mortgage insurers, founded in 1995, has decided not to follow suit with CMHC’s product changes. Announced last Friday, Genworth will make one adjustment, however. The maximum number of units allowable under the vacation/secondary home program will be reduced from two units to one unit. There will no changes to the business for self program. Canada Guaranty – The private investor group Canada Guaranty, formed in 2010 when the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and National Mortgage Guaranty Holdings Inc. acquired AIG United Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company Canada, took the same tack as Genworth in light of CMHC’s management plan. As of May 30 only properties with a maximum of one unit will be eligible under the Lifestyle Advantage mortgage product. Previously, two-unit properties were allowed. Do you have a homebuying or selling story you’d like to share with us? Email ddescoteau@ vicnews.com To advertise in Homefinder, contact Oliver Sommer at: osommer@black press.ca

GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE » AS OF MAY 7/COURTESY VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD

139/659 » 313/1,428 » 4,395/4,783 »

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

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Prospective home buyers in Victoria may have a difficult time sealing the deal at month’s end when the country’s national housing agency does away with two insurance products – a move that could spark repercussions across the buyers’ and rental markets alike. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canada’s leading provider of mortgage loan insurance and mortgage-backed securities, on April 25 announced the discontinuation of its second home and self-employed without a third-party income validation products. After May 30, homeowners with one CMHC-insured mortgage will have to sell said property in order to become eligible for a second. Additionally, self-employed applicants must have two years of unaudited, independent thirdparty validation of their income, as opposed to stating income of year’s past to qualify. While the Crown Corporation claims just three per cent of their business came via such products in 2013 and has no comment on what effects the change may spark, at least one local mortgage planner is willing to venture an educated guess. Kam Brar, mortgage planner with Auxilium Mortgage Corporation in Colwood, puts forward a typical example of a young couple who has bought a new condo a few years ago when the Victoria market was at its peak. “Now you decide to go sell that condo, however, for whatever reason – let’s say it’s not worth

what you owe, or any other reasons – you can’t get out of it right now and you decide you just want to rent it and then buy the other property,” Brar says. Your choices: either sell it, or you live in it, or you find a 20 per cent down payment for the new purchase, to avoid CMHC. “If you’re not turning them into rentals, you’re either going to be living in it or selling. Most of these upgrades are usually condos,” Brar said. “That’s usually the stepping stone to the next property purchase. We’ll see what happens because they’re the feeder pool for the whole market. If you look at it as an eco-cycle. It starts with a small purchase and you move your way up gradually.” Should many potential landlords decide to stay in their condos now, at a time when Victoria has a fairly high number of new condominiums recently completed, Brar says, a lack of used inventory could be quite helpful to developers at this time. With the changes still a matter of weeks away, CMHC isn’t willing to venture a guess at the possible side effects of the change. “Basically we want to help Canadians meet their housing needs and our insurance business activities need to contribute to the stability of the housing markets and finance systems,” said Charles Sauriol, media relations for CMHC. “This is a business decision that we made and again, it’s just looking at our products and how they fit with our core objectives.” Brar, underlining his view that CMHC’s products were intended to enable first-time buyers, not future land barons, has his own hypotheses on the timing of the changes. “I think they are hearing from a lot of worldwide economists that the Canadian housing mar-

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The classic car world is full of “coulda, shoulda, woulda” stories of people who had the opportunity to buy something when it was affordable only to see it sail out of reach. If you didn’t buy a Shelby Cobra during the Nixon administration for 10 grand, the only alternative for most people today is a replica. Replicas are all good fun unless someone tries to pass one off as the real deal. Here are five of the most common classic car counterfeits. 1967 Shelby Cobra 427: The Cobra might just be the most desirable sports car on the planet. Not coincidentally, it’s also the most replicated. With bulging, macho good looks, a big block Ford V-8, side pipes, shattering performance and only around 300 originals made, it was a certainty from almost the beginning that supply and demand would never be equal. The originals have always commanded good money – by the late 1970s, they were approaching $50,000, and around that time, cottage industries sprang up everywhere to build Cobra replicas. Some were quite good while others bordered on

1935 Auburn 851 Speedster replica. undriveable. A lot depended on the skill (or lack thereof) of the builder. Even Carroll Shelby, the car’s original creator, got into the act. Some argue that the 1992 Dodge Viper was the ultimate tribute to the Cobra. Fortunately, it’s really hard to pass off one of the replicas as the real deal, the

real thing. Real 550 Spyders are $4 million or so and Speedsters can bring more than $300,000. Replicas can be had for around $30,000, which combined with the fact that they’re quite fun to drive, explains their appeal. 1961 250 GT Ferrari California Spyder: Before Ferrari got serious about cracking down on violations of its intellectual property rights, its vehicles were among the most commonly knocked-off on the planet. A bogus California Spyder built by a company called Modena Industries shot to fame as the hero car in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. About 50 were built between 1987 and 1989, before Ferrari said “basta!” Real ones start at about $9 million. Ferrari 308 GTS: After the Ferris Bueller car, the Ferrari with the most screen exposure was the red Ferrari 308 GTS that Tom Selleck drove on the TV show Magnum P.I. Conveniently, as the 308 reached the apex of its fame via the TV show, Pontiac came out with the mid-engine Fiero, whose space frame design combined with non-stressed removable plastic body panels made it the ideal platform for conversions designed to simulate far more expensive mid-engine

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Shelby Club maintains a registry of the real cars by serial number and history. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder: The 550 Spyder (of James Dean death car fame) and the more common bathtub-like Porsche 356 Speedster have a long history of being replicated. Vancouver

company Intermeccanica makes very high quality Speedster replicas, while Beck in the U.S. has a great reputation for making 550 Spyder replicas. Because the originals were alloy and steel, respectively, and the replicas are fibreglass, there’s no danger of one being passed off as the

exotics. The most famous (or perhaps infamous) of these was the MERA, a replica of the Ferrari 308. While the proportions were off and the interior screamed cheap, we suspect that most of the then 20-something barflies taken in by the guy with gold chains and a polyester Hawaiian shirt driving the bogus 308 never suspected a thing. 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster: Other than a slew of neoclassics that vaguely replicate Mercedes-Benzes of the 1930s, pre-war cars are seldom faked. But the Iconic Indiana-built Auburn Speedster (along with its equally stunning sister the Cord 810/812) is an exception. I’ve lost count of how many companies have built replicas over the last 40 years are so. Like the Cobras, some are quite good and some exhibit the build quality of a Sochi hotel room. A replica Speedster features in the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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