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Two non-native moth species are eating their way through natural fibre rugs in Greater Victoria at an alarming pace this spring, says one local business owner. The tiny case-bearing clothes moth and webbing clothes moth like to lay their eggs in dirty fibre before offspring consume and make a nest out of the same spot. Often the damage goes unnoticed until the rugs are cleaned and loose fibres fall out. “The moths have been getting worse for the last five years, but this year takes the cake,” said Stephen “Dusty” Roberts, owner-operator of Luv-A-Rug cleaning services. “We’re seeing one in every two or three rugs with moth damage. Ten years ago, I’d see maybe one in 100.” Claudia Copley, entomology collection manager at the Royal B.C. Museum, said the two introduced moth species look for soiled natural fibre in dark places. In rugs, pet urine or excrement sediment is a perfect nesting place for the homebody creatures, which often nest on the underside of rugs to make detection more difficult. “They just eat any sort of protein-rich material, even a well-worn pair
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Stephen “Dusty” Roberts looks through a hole in a rug caused by moth larvae. The moths are invading Greater Victoria homes at an alarming pace this year, Roberts says. of socks. They get a lot of protein off the oil,” Copley said. “I actually ended up with these particular moths in my home when I brought in an old bird’s nest but didn’t freeze it.” Freezing is the most effective way of killing unseen moth larvae, Copley said, although frequent inspection and proper storage of clothes and rugs makes a difference as well. At the museum, staff complete a weekly inspection of window sills and floors to look for any destructive insects that can ruin priceless historical artifacts in minutes. “We also look for hide beetles (or dermestid beetles), which are the bigger problem,” Copley said. “People will find those in their
house too. The most common hide beetle looks like a black and white ladybug, you’ll find them near your windows. They can do significant damage to fabrics.” Copley couldn’t explain the reported rise in moth infestation, but Roberts believes a decrease in widespread pesticide use may be one factor. “The other reason is there’s been a lot of travelling rug auctions coming through Victoria in the past few years,” he said. “I’m horrified to see how moth-infested some of those rugs are. “If you bring one home, your entire house is infested and then you’ve got a much bigger headache.” Kurtis Brown, technical supervisor at Victoria Pest Control, said he rarely takes calls about moth infestation but he agreed the targeted use of pesticides could poten-
tially help certain insects thrive in homes. “About 15 year ago, fleas were a huge issue. Flea treatments would consist of broadcast applications across carpets and rugs. Since the invention of systemic pesticide treatments for pets, flea treatments have gone down exponentially,” he said. Brown said 35 per cent of his business comes from bedbugs, while odorous house ants are a rising concern in Greater Victoria. “Most people refer to them as sugar ants, and they’re very difficult to control in a large-level urban population,” he said. In the wild, odorous house ants keep to one queen and a colony of about 100 workers. But in urban settings, the ants can grow to super colonies several hectares in size. PlEASE SEE: Thousands of insect species, Page A4
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The Victoria Police Department and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are seeking witnesses after an infant died in a downtown Victoria fast food restaurant Saturday morning. A 21-year-old Victoria man is facing manslaughter charges in the incident. Police say the man had travelled with the infant from a residence in Esquimalt to the corner of View and Douglas streets by bus around 7:30 a.m.
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By 8 a.m., paramedics were trying to revive the child at the McDonald’s restaurant. “All attempts to save the infant were unsuccessful,” said VicPD Const. Mike Russell. Anyone who was riding on the #14 B.C Transit double decker bus between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. from the 800-block of Craigflower Rd., and anyone with relevant information, is asked to contact Det. Const. Phil Davies at 250-380-6273. There is a courtordered publication ban on the court proceedings in the case moving forward. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Canadian Red Cross is stepping in to support dozens of people who remain locked out of their apartments after a fire at View Towers two weeks ago. About 50 people are staying with friends or family and another 31 are being housed at University of Victoria dorms since the May 15 fire at 1147 Quadra St. The Victoria Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Management B.C. helped with early support, but residents require longer-term housing solutions while the building owner works out insurance details, said Mayor Dean Fortin. “We will continue to ... work as partners to assist those whose homes were destroyed by the fire,” Fortin said. The fire broke out on the ninth floor of View Towers and was started by a lit cigarette. There were no serious injuries reported. dpalmer@vicnews,com
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Early signs of moth damage on a wool area rug. Destructive moths like to lay eggs underneath rugs, so flip them over to vacuum as well.
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“And these particular ants are cooperating, they’re not fighting one another. It’s a huge co-operative colony,” he said. Brown said areas of Cook Street Village, Blenkinsop Road and Gordon Head in Saanich all contain sprawling odorous house ant colonies. “The homeowners in that area can attest to these insects being the true essence of the word pest,” he said.
While insects can often be seen as the enemy during the late spring and summer months, Copley cautioned against killing every living insect in a home. “There are almost 3,000 species of moths and butterflies in B.C., and only a couple of introduced species that eat fibres in your home,” she said. “Not all moths are pests. And when the caterpillars start arriving, leave them alone, too.” email@example.com
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Earlier this year bylaw changes to regulate the use of portable signs – also known as sandwich boards – were implemented, allowing them on public property where certain criteria are met. After hearing from the community, the costs associated with applying for a Portable Sign Permit were reduced.
A permit is now required by any business in the City of Victoria displaying a portable sign on public space. The annual cost for this permit is $35.25. It is important to manage the use of public space for the benefit of all members of the community. These regulations balance the value to businesses with the need to maintain safe and clear passage for all sidewalk users. For more information on how to apply for a Portable Sign Permit, who is eligible, and other regulations visit: victoria.ca/portablesigns
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Mediator needed in teacher talks Protests and picket lines are anticipated today in Victoria and Esquimalt as rolling one-day strikes hit School District 61 in the ongoing B.C. teachers’ bargaining saga. The B.C. Teachers Federation is receiving some public support for their action this week – teachers in the Sooke School District used part of their one-day strike Monday to march down Veteran’s Memorial Parkway to public applause – but the longstanding dispute between the BCTF and the B.C. Liberal government is also one of the most polarizing in recent memory. On the one hand are parents and other caregivers who are familiar with the day-to-day challenges teachers face in helping children reach their potential. Parents know those challenges were exacerbated when the province cut in-class resources and allowed class sizes at public schools to increase. They especially feel for the educators if they happen to have special needs children who are falling through the cracks of the current operating system. On the other hand are people who believe teachers have it made: the salary is decent; the equivalent of three months’ paid holidays annually is a bonus of the job; and when compared to many other industries, teachers have little to complain about. Many rank-and-file teachers admit money is not the key issue, but working conditions that matter. They seem hampered by the fact their union executive continues to argue for a return to smaller classes and more teaching assistants, as well as laying out a demand for significant raises. The province insists there’s not enough money available to do both. Fair enough, but taking the aggressive step of calling for inordinate cash penalties against striking teachers before ruling out all potential compromises is too harsh a penalty. If both sides are still at the bargaining table, measures like a 10 per cent pay cut threat do little to move talks forward. It seems obvious the two sides need the services of an independent mediator to settle this ugly, ongoing dispute. No one wants to see this whole sorry affair drag on year after year and put the education of our children at risk.
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Are our public schools racist? emphasis on First Nations culture I recently wrote a column on and post-European colonization the proposal to add a mandatory history. high school course on the effects “First Nations studies of Canada’s aboriginal began in elementary residential school policy, school and continued which attracted a range to the last mandatory of responses – some of social studies course which are printable. in Grade 11. I can say I referred to comments with no hesitation that made by B.C. Teachers’ if anything, I have been Federation vice-president informed too often about Glen Hansman at a 2012 the residential schools, aboriginal education and the horrendous conference, where he things that occurred insisted that “racism is the Tom Fletcher there. norm in public schools – B.C. Views “If aboriginal culture still today” because of a courses are poorly colonial perspective that attended, I would be inclined to remains ingrained in our culture. suggest that it is because students Aboriginal education has been are tired of being taught the same built into social studies curriculum limited perspective over and over, for years. It’s come a long way from and, if of European descent, being my high school days, where Mr. Spillers, my Grade 8 English teacher, made to feel somehow responsible for all possible troubles plaguing assigned us an essay proposing First Nations today.” solutions to Canada’s “Indian Another reply I’d like to share problem.” is from Keith Thor Carlson, editor That was 1972, and it was the of the Stó:lo Nation historical only time the subject came up. My atlas I referred to in the column. lone aboriginal classmate wasn’t Carlson is now a history professor around by then. I never saw him at the University of Saskatchewan, again after we graduated from our specializing in the Salish people rural elementary school. of B.C. and the Métis of Northern How are things now? I received Saskatchewan. He writes: a thoughtful letter from a young “We do need to teach the history woman who graduated from high of the First Peoples of this country school in the Okanagan last year. in our schools, and we do need to She writes: keep vigilant about the racism that “The idea that information about continues to haunt the hallways residential schools is not presented and classrooms where our children to students is entirely incorrect. learn. The social studies curriculum that “Of course aboriginal history I went through included a large
should never be reduced to victim history, and with the Stó:lo atlas we sought to show the complexity of aboriginal history, and we sought to show that not only are there aboriginal people in Canada’s history, but that Canada is in aboriginal peoples’ histories. “There were times in the past when aboriginal people were victimized (residential schools being a tragic example), and there were times when aboriginal people showed great agency (retaining the masked dance, and continuing to fish salmon, for example). “Knowing that native society was not a Utopia when Europeans arrived does not take away from the importance of learning about the full history of aboriginal people and their relationship with Canadian society. “And of course, as Ernie Crey has reminded me many times, let’s never forget that native rights are not based on race. Rather, they are rights based on prior occupation. And let’s also not forget that it is British and Canadian law that recognizes aboriginal peoples’ inherent rights. “Let’s teach good history to our youth so they can understand the complex relationship between settler society and aboriginal society. Through knowledge comes understanding and through understanding can come reconciliation.” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com
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Downtown Victoria parking will soon be cheaper in the evenings after council approved a sweeping parking update last week. As of Sept. 15, parking in the city’s five parkades – about 1,800 spaces – will be free after 6 p.m., while on-street parking in close proximity to those parkades will increase from $2.50 to $3 hourly. The charge for on-street parking in lesser-used areas will likely decrease. Standardized parking rates are also being implemented in parkades: $2 hourly after one hour of automatic free parking until 6 p.m. Monthly parkade users will also be shifted to the upper floors. The new regulations also remove the ability of Capital Regional District directors to park at meters spaces without charge, however that privilege will still be respected in parkades.
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Simple ingrown toenail can be a real risk Nate Clark News staff
Bruce Taylor has journeyed a long way just to get his toenails clipped. In fact, six times a year Taylor gets in his car and makes the two-and-a-half hour journey from Vancouver to Victoria, just to see his favourite foot doctor. This might seem extreme, but Taylor is fiercely loyal to his Victoria podiatrist, and for good reason. Years ago, after he sought treatment for a common foot problem, an infected toenail, he found himself in a position that could have eventually cost him his leg. “Bruce was on an I.V. of antibiotics,” says Dr. William Mirchoff, former president of the B.C. Association of Podiatrists, the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, and miracle worker for seniors like Taylor. “Ninetynine per cent of the time they are going to give you antibiotics. But if you take the piece of nail out that’s causing the chronic infec-
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May 13, 2014. Bruce Taylor, left, has a laugh with his favourite podiatrist, Dr. William Mirchoff, during a routine checkup at Mirchoff’s Hillside Avenue office. tion, you shouldn’t need antibiotics. When someone is older, something as sim-
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correctly treated the problem, there was no question in Taylor’s mind that
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that the American-born Mirchoff, whose son Beau is a successful Hollywood actor (he played Danny on Desperate Housewives Season 6, and currently stars on MTV’s Awkward), is also a bit of an entertainer. During Taylor’s 10-minute procedure, the pair remained in a perpetual state of side-
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Never too old to talk about the birds and bees N othing is safe when we talk about senior sex I love to surf seniors’ websites, but lately I have been put off by a proliferation of articles about elderly parents dating and having sex. As boomers we all know that our senior parents don’t have sex. It just wouldn’t be right. I recall when I was a lad inadvertently barging into my parents’ bedroom one Sunday morning when they were taking a walk on the wild side. Even though I had no idea what
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life satisfied that most parents stop having sex after the kids are born and the rest stop after they are caught in the act by their impressionable nine-yearolds. Now, I read on caregiverstress.com that our parents are going at it well into their senior years. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that more than 25 per cent of seniors aged 75 to 85 are sexually active. The number rises above 50 per cent for seniors ages 65 to 74. This news just in … according to results of a
survey commissioned by Home Instead Inc. sex is absolutely the last thing adult children want to talk about with their senior parents. Why in heavens name would a boomer like me want to go down such an embarrassing path with a senior parent? Well, CBS News tells me that sexually transmitted diseases have more than doubled over the past decade in the 50 to 90 demographic. Apparently my assumption that my generation is aware of the commonly known risks associated with sexual activity is false. CBS
says senior baby boomers originally became sexually active at a time when free love was relatively free of STDs and ‘safe sex’ was not part of our lexicon. Everythingzoomer.com states the obvious: “No matter how close you are to your senior parent, discussing the details of your loved one’s dating life will likely be a little awkward for the both of you. He or she may feel embarrassed or may not want to talk about it at all.” Regardless, we are urged to have the talk … the same talk most of our par-
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Q&A Gayle Vaughan Gayle Vaughan, 72, was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and at the age of three moved to Victoria where she attended school at Bank Street Elementary (now the Victoria School of Art), Margaret Jenkins Elementary and Oak Bay Junior High. Jokingly Gayle says, “my misspent youth, I was married at 21.” She has three children and two grandchildren. Seven years ago Vaughan moved to the Tillicum area to be closer to family and with that she discovered the Saanich Silver Threads Service at the Les Passmore Centre where she enjoys the ‘guess who is coming to dinner’ and the ‘Monday social tea.’
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Barbara Waldner, 82,is originally from Saskatoon, she and her husband, Harvey, moved to Victoria in 1964 with two little girls and four years later they produced twin boys! They moved to Cordova Bay in 1965 and she has been widowed for 11 years now. She says, “Cordova Bay is a perfect place to raise a family and the 55+ Association offers an abundant variety of activities, besides lasting friendships.” She has 11 grandchildren and two great grandsons and feels fortunate to have all her family living close by. “Life offers so much to us and I have been fortunate to be able to keep active in my church, theatre, dance, artistic creativity, the For the Love of Africa Society and volunteer work in our wide community.” To keep fit, she cycles walks, exercises and dances, and has started taking ukelele lessons.
Shirley Smirke, 83, has been a part of the Monterey Recreation Centre for about 22 years, taking part in their craft carnival and volunteering at the rummage sale. She loves Saanich for its mixture of farmsand semi-rural atmosphere mixed with developments. She loves walking in her favourite places: Swan Lake and Mount Doug Park. She likes to knit, embroider and does plenty of reading. Her favourite types of books include history, mysteries, biographies and anything that looks good.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of ELIZABETH LILIAN GIBBS, ALSO KNOWN AS BETTY GIBBS AND BETTY B. GIBBS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Elizabeth Lilian Gibbs, also known as Betty Gibbs and Betty B. Gibbs, late of 422-540 Dallas Road, Victoria, British Columbia, are hereby notified that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned, c/o Wilson Marshall Law Corp., 200 â€“ 911 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4X3 on or before June 27, 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.
LOST: CALICO cat, May 14th missing from home on Downey Rd near W. Saanich Rd. Gorgeous Calico with white, orange and grey markings. No collar or chip. Please call if seen or found. 250-216-7972.
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MATH TUTORING. Former UVic math student. $15/hr. Craig (250)592-4166.
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Friday, May 30. 5pm to 8pm Ukrainian Cultural Centre 3277 Douglas St. Victoria Info at (250) 475-2585
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LEGALS WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Notice is given by A To B Moving Ltd, 878 Viewfield Rd, Victoria, BC that the contents of the following locker will be sold on Saturday, June 21, 2014, if the monies owed are not paid and the contents are not removed from the premises: Peter Lam. Furniture will be sold as a silent auction and sold to the highest bidder.
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On November 27, 2013, at the 2900 block of Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Victoria Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: two $2,000 CAD Money Orders and $3,000 CAD, both on or about 18:07 Hours, and $895 CAD, on or about 18:11 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2014-2142, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for
disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ€™s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
LOST: IN Sidney, May 11 at approx. 7:45am, corner of Ardwell & Bowerbank, brand new black/navy dog treat bag. Please call (250)656-8018 LOST: MAY 14, in the middle of Azalea Place (circle) off of Calvin, a white wheel cover for a motor home. Call 250-2083898 and leave a message.
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HAIR STYLISTS $500 Hiring Bonus. Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Must have hairstyling qualifications. Guaranteed $11/hr, benefits, paid overtime, vacation pay, 25% profit sharing, paid birthday, advanced training and advancement opportunities For an interview call 866-472-4339
TRADES, TECHNICAL PCL ENERGY - Now hiring Journeyperson Pipefitters ($40+/hr) and Scaffolders ($38+/hr) for an industrial project in Vanscoy, SK. LOA of $145/day worked, travel and bonuses paid! We offer competitive wages and benefits. Send resume by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS LITERACY VICTORIA is recruiting tutors age 19 and up to work one-to-one with adults on basic reading, writing or math. Training provided, sixmonth minimum commitment. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250386-2269. THE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Society needs coordinators for points of interest along a biking route in the Cowichan Valley at wineries and berry farms, July 5 & 6. Many other positions available. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269. VICTORIA WOMENâ€™S Transition House concerned with domestic abuse seeks women board members with diverse backgrounds to represent the group and collaborate on policies. Terms are 2 years. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269. VICTORIA WOMENâ€™S Transition House, seeking board members. http://www.transi tionhouse.net/news-events/
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $300 ADULT TRIKE, 6 gears, great cond., $300. Call for more info (250)598-6605.
FREE ITEMS FREE: 4 wheel walker, needs brakes fixed. Step stool. Call (250)385-9353.
FRIENDLY FRANK 1982, 1983, 1985 proof coin sets. $15/each. Call (250)6657707.
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GARDEN SWING with canopy, like new, $85. Call (250)656-1271.
KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate bugs- guaranteed. No mess, odorless, long lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot.
IKEA DOUBLE bed complete, 4 drawers, exc cond, $75. black swivel chair, $25. (778)677-4849. LARGE WHITE Christmas Cactus in bloom approx 30â€? across, $15. (250)383-5390. OBLONG TABLE for 2, padded bucket chairs, glass top, bamboo, $99. (250)598-0750. RECLINER LEATHER fair condition, $45, (250)385-3400.
NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.
COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms w/2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. Also LADYSMITH 3bdrm w/1bdrm suite, dble garage +1000 sq.ft. storage area. $25,000 down. 250753-0160
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FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.
FURNITURE BEDROOM SUITE. Beautiful 5-piece solid oak. $1500 obo. (250)881-8833. Please see usedvictoria.com ad #21580893
GARAGE SALES CORDOVA BAY- 5397 Parker Ave, Fri, Sat, Sun, May 30, 31 & June 1, 9-3pm. Good Stuff! Wood working tools, golf clubs, household, fishing, floaters seats, clothes. Downsizing!
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE KILL BED bugs & their eggs! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com
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.
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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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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: email@example.com
QUALICUM FURNISHED 1 bdrm - w/pull out sofa in living room on oceanfront. Avail June 1 - Aug 31. $1000/wk (6 nights). Call 250-752-5063
HOMES FOR RENT COLLEGE HEIGHTS: Ocean and city view. has 2 suites; one 4 B/R and one 2 B/R. Suits 2 families, Also 3 B/r house in Ladysmith with 1 B/R suite. 250-753-0160.
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GOLDSTREAM AREA- 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. Working male only. $650 inclusive. Call Ray 778-433-1233.
ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700 FIREARMS. ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. Please call 1.866.960.0045 or visit us online: www.dollars4guns.com.
NISSAN MICRA 1990, 164K. Toyota Corolla 1992. Each $1300. obo. (250)704-8170 .
TRUCKS & VANS 1998 GMC SAFARI Passenger Van, 164,000 km, inspected. $3000. Call Tom at Esso Hillside & Shelbourne, 250592-2455.
Unique Building Must see
2 BDRM Very quiet, ocean views, Clean, well maintained. Laundry, Sauna, Elevator, Hot Water, Heat. (250) 388-9384
$$$ TOP CA$H PAID $$$. For ALL unwanted Vehicles, any condition. Call (250)885-1427.
TILLICUM MALL: Furnished Rm in apt., all amens. NS/NP. $500 inclusive. 250-893-8727
SANNICH: 1450 sq.ft. 3 bdrm. 1 full bath in beautiful area. 7ft. ceilings. Tons of storage. Huge living room w/ laminate floor. Full use of back yard. Sep. driveway w/ 2 car prkg. $1350 N/S Avail. now. Sm. pet. nego. Call 250-595-6980
ESQUIMALT- LRG 2 bdrm, $995 *1/2 month free*, W/D. 55+. NS/NP. (250)385-7256.
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Certified General Accountant/ CPA Bookkeeping, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Renoâ€™s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.
CLEANING SERVICES EXP. HOUSECLEANER and home care, bondable, have own supplies except vacuum, $20/hr. Call (250)220-4965
CONCRETE & PLACING BARBER CEMENT Finishing; Driveways, sidewalks, patios, form work. Free est. 40 yrs exp. Call (250)704-9053. RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.
COURIER/DELIVERY SERVICES WESLEYâ€™S ONE Hour Courier Service. Starting at $7.00 up. Call 250-920-9024.
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(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Lawns have weeds & moss? Aerating, pwr raking. Blackberry/Ivy removal, landscaping.
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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
(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 Renoâ€™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.
250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES â€˘ Lawn Maintenance â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Hedge Trimming â€˘ Tree Pruning â€˘ Yard Cleanups â€˘ Gardening/Weeding â€˘ Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca
KENDRAâ€™S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
AURICLE- Spring cleanups, lawns. Call for all your garden needs. 250-882-3129.
VICTORIA ELECTRIC LTD. Small jobs, renovations, new construction, commercial. Lic# 92679. Insured & bonded. Call (250)818-6086. www.vicelectric.ca
DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141
FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.
FURNITURE REFINISHING U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-216-8997.
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
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MASONRY & BRICKWORK
BILLâ€™S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186.
FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.
CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! â€œQuality is our Guaranteeâ€?. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.
JUNK BOX- Junk Removal Company. Local guys. Low rates. Call (250)658-3944.
250-507-6543. ALâ€™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. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.
HANDYPERSONS BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Painting, Repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071. HANDYMAN- Light Maintenance & Repair. Call for estimate. (250)818-2709.
JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRYâ€™S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 PETEâ€™S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-888-1221. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.
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.
STUCCO, Hardy Plank siding, painting, carpentry & roofing. Free est. Dan 250-391-9851.
250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new contracts; landscape and carpentry. BBB/Insured. Res /Comm. www.ftguland.com
HAULING AND SALVAGE
ANDREWâ€™S GARDENING Landscaping+ Carpentry. Clearing, weeding, pruning, rock work, lawns. 20 yrs exp. Insured. Call 778-967-1246.
$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.
CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.
GARYâ€™S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
RAIN HAPPENS Landscape & Stonework. Call Nicolaas at (250)920-5108.
MOVING & STORAGE (250)858-6747. WRIGHT Bros Moving. $70./hour. 4 ton/lift. Sr. disc. Free est. Call Philip. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Estâ€™s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.
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.
CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS Call 250.388.3535
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.
PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
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 BUDDYâ€™S TREE SERVICESTrimming, pruning, chipping, removals, hedges, lawn care, Insured. Keith, (250)474-3697.
WINDOW CLEANING BOBâ€™S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVEâ€™S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.
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Offers valid at Royal Oak and Esquimalt Country Grocer locations only
4420 West Saanich Rd, Royal Oak • 1153 Esquimalt Rd. Victoria Open Daily 8 am - 10 pm
May 28, 2014 edition of the Victoria News