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Heather MacFayden of Langford has watched a friend lose her father to ALS and seen other families suffer from the effects of the disease on their loved ones. She and 11 other cyclists are riding in their honour in the ALS Cycle of Hope this summer.

Cyclists riding for hope Volunteer riders know ALS robs families of their loved ones too soon Arnold Lim News staff

When her family was called together for an announcement, Beth Murray knew the news

wasn’t good. The “bomb dropped,” she said. Murray’s sister, Donna, had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and doctors gave her three to five years to live. Despite the devastating news, it gave Murray a glimmer of hope. It wasn’t cancer, the disease that took both her mother and father, she thought to herself. ‘There might be time, there might be hope.’ One morning

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Metchosin zoning bylaws may soon allow for the production of medical marijuana. At a public hearing Monday, council heard final input on a proposed bylaw change that could see such facilities allowed on industrial land, of which there are only three in the municipality. The amendment would also prevent facilities licensed by the federal government for the production of marijuana or marijuana products for medicinal purposes from operating on agricultural land. The council vote on the matter could happen as early as June 2, but if that meeting is cancelled, it would likely take place June 16. Of the three potential locations: 4050 Happy Valley Rd., 3740 Sooke Rd. and 661 Lombard Dr., only two of the landowners made submissions to the hearing. Some of their neighbours spoke out against the plan. Common concerns cited included potential for limited setbacks, privacy issues, lighting and security and the potential noise and pollution created by a manufacturing and shipping outlet. alim@vicnews.com


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Field trip woes fallout from lockout Dunsmuir students, parents disappointed with supervisor’s pullout Arnold Lim News staff

Days ago, Sandra Alexander’s grandson was preparing for a field trip to Oregon. By the middle of this week, he and the other 21 Dunsmuir middle school students scheduled to spend the weekend in Eugene, Ore., were left wondering what went wrong when the trip was abruptly cancelled. The trip, to a track and field event, was a casualty of the fractured labour situation between B.C. teachers and the province. The Sooke Teachers Association advised the supervising teacher it was not in his best interest to take the students on the road trip. “(My grandson) is pretty bummed out, he is pretty disappointed,” Alexander said. “He is not making any political statements. He just knows the trip is not going to happen and he is bummed.” Alexander didn’t want to name her grandson out of respect for him so he isn’t singled out. The former teacher calls the labour scenario a “bad marriage” and understands the difficulty in resolving a situation without having some impact on the public. She held out hope for a better outcome, not for the parents, but for the students. “I don’t mind parents being upset. They are grown up, (they) can take

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Members of the Sooke Teachers Association rally on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Monday. The association advised a teacher who planned to lead a weekend field trip not to go. it,” she said. “I don’t like the children being impacted in this way.” Students were meant to leave today (May 30) and return Monday. Parents had already plunked down $500 per student for travel and accommodation and tickets to the weekend event. As of Wednesday, Alexander said, parents were scrambling to find a way to salvage the trip as a parentled field trip. With time running out, the likelihood of parents dropping all plans for the weekend to make the trip were slim and refunds for the event tickets may not be available. Ian Johnson, president of the Sooke Teachers Association, blamed the partial lockout of teachers for the interruption of services such as this field trip. Despite the asser-

tions of Education Minister Peter Fassbender that teachers would be covered by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) for such overnight trips, Johnson isn’t so sure. “People want to give the impression it is the (teachers) union making demands on employes to withdraw from extracurricular … (But) we are locked out. We are not allowed to work outside those windows (of time),” Johnson said. “We are telling (teachers) it is legal limbo with WCB and whether you are indemnified – because we don’t know your status, we don’t want you to put yourself at risk.” He recalled instances where teachers injured during lunch breaks in the past were not covered. With the partial lockout in place 45 minutes before the first class begins, dur-

ing lunch breaks and 45 minutes after the last class ends, the issue is still very much a grey area, Johnson said. “The children … are caught in the middle of something, that is absolutely true and immeasurably regretful. We don’t enjoy this. It is very, very stressful for our members,” he said. “I can guarantee you whatever stress felt by a parent (of students who) can’t go on a field trip, the stress of the teacher who was offering the opportunity and now can’t, is greater. I have teachers crying about this lockout. I am erring on the side of caution.” Johnson said he feels for the students and parents and said the teachers are stressed as much or more than anyone about any potential disruption in school activities. “It is unfortunate it came to this but we didn’t lock ourselves out.” Alexander, the interested grandmother, said the two sides need to get back to the bargaining table and get the issues resolved. “I hope both parties approach the table in a reasonable, proactive way and get this resolved fast and that it does not happen again,” she said. “The way the relationship deteriorated started so long ago it is a really difficult relationship now. I think there is blame on both sides.” alim@vicnews.com

Region’s ‘living wage’ rate increases slightly Greater Victoria workers need to make nearly $19 hourly just to get by and support basic services for their family, according to the Community Social Planning Council. The quality of life watchdog pegs the living wage for 2014 at $18.93, up from $18.73 last year. Childcare and Medical Service

Plan payments are the two most significant cost increases. Child care costs rose by $39 monthly (a 3.5-percent increase), while MSP premiums rose by 4.1 per cent. Other family budget increases were clothing and footwear, education and non-MSP health-care expenses.

The living wage is calculated as the hourly rate needed by two full-time earners with two young children to meet basic expenses such as rent, child care, food and transportation after government taxes, credits, deductions and subsidies are taken into account. editor@saanichnews.com

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With temperatures rising across the province, the SPCA is reminding pet owners to protect their animals against the dangers of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. “When the days get warmer we get hundreds of emergency calls to rescue dogs whose lives are endangered because they are left in hot cars by their guardians,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BCSPCA.  “Many well-meaning guardians leave their dogs unattended in parked cars while they run errands. Tragically, this can lead to serious heatstroke and even death for their pets.”  The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill a pet.  In just minutes, the temperature in a parked car can climb to well over 38 C.  Dogs have no sweat glands, so they cool themselves by panting and by releasing heat through their paws. On summer days the hot air and upholstery in a vehicle can make it impossible for pets to cool themselves.  Pet owners should be alert to heatstroke symptoms, which include: exaggerated panting (or the sudden stopping of panting), rapid or erratic pulse, salivation, anxious or staring expression, weakness and muscle tremors, lack of co-ordination, convulsions or vomiting and collapse. If your dog shows symptoms of heatstroke, you should do the following: • Immediately move the animal to a cool, shady place • Wet the dog with cool water • Fan vigorously to promote evaporation. This will cool the blood, which reduces the animal’s core temperature. • Do not apply ice. This constricts blood flow, which will inhibit cooling. • Allow the dog to drink some cool water (or to lick ice cream if no water is available) • Take the dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible for further treatment. “If you’re used to letting your dog accompany you on errands, you might feel guilty leaving him behind on hot days. But your dog will be much happier – and safer -- at home, with shade and plenty of fresh cool water,” Chortyk said. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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The motor neuron disease causes muscle atrophy leading to difficulty speaking, swallowing and eating, and eventually difficulty breathing. There is no known cure. “Her body was changing and what she could do one day, she couldn’t necessarily do the next day,” Murray said. “At the beginning it was things like getting dressed,” the Oak Bay resident said. “Imagine what it is like not to be able to use your hands and what that entails, I think we take for granted what we are able to do.” ALS continued to atrophy her sister’s muscles, stealing music from her when her hands became so weak she could no longer strum her guitar. Her love of biking was eroded as her arms gave out and she could no longer support her own weight. Eventually her love of the outdoors was taken away, when her muscles were so weak she was in a constant state of exhaustion and even being driven to the park was too much. Over time, her lungs lost the strength to push the carbon dioxide out of her body, and one morning Donna didn’t wake up. It is in her memory Murray climbs on her bike three days a week with the ALS Cycle of

“Losing someone in such a devastating way as ALS, where they get stripped of their dignity and lose everything, and seeing (my friend) go through that, was heart wrenching.” – Heather MacFadyen

Hope. The team of 12 cyclists plan to ride more than 500 kilometres from Kamloops to Keremeos between Aug. 6 and 13, raising funds and awareness for a disease many, including team member Heather MacFayden of Langford, say still flies under the radar. “The more I learned more about ALS, the more I realize how unknown it is,” MacFadyen said. “It is not a high-profile disease yet, it is very cruel. It needs to have some awareness and people need to know about it. I have heard recently through different interviews that the research has made strides … It is really encouraging and that makes all of what we are doing really worthwhile.” Now in its third year, the ride has expanded to 12 riders from five in 2012 and gone from raising $5,000 to $42,000 in year 2. The goal this year is

to raise $50,000 towards ALS research and the provision of a mechanical wheelchair for local patients. MacFadyen watched a friend gradually lose her father to the disease. “Losing someone in such a devastating way as ALS, where they get stripped of their dignity and lose everything, and seeing (my friend) go through that, was heart wrenching,” she said. “You want to make everything better for them and you can only do what you can do – be their advocate and their voice after the fact.” And so both MacFayden and Murray ride, raising awareness and funds along the way. That starts with the Oodles of Noodles dinner/dance and silent auction June 7 at the Edelweiss Club in Victoria, and continues with a community ride on Fathers Day June 15. “I feel Donna would be riding with us if she could have been,” Murray said. “She is the reason that I am doing it. I think of her every time I get on a bike. I feel like I have a hole in my heart … It is a way for me to use my grieving energy into something positive to hopefully make a different for other families going through this.” For more information visit cycleofhope.ca. alim@vicnews.com


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Colwood golf pair tops in province First PGA of B.C. Tournament of Champions title captured

Correction A story on Memorial Cup winner Dysin Mayo on page A1 of the May 28 Gazette mistakenly referred

to the Edmonton Oil Kings’ opponents in the championship final. The Kings beat the Guelph Storm 6-3, not the Guelph Platers. We apologize for the error.

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Royal Colwood Golf Club history was made this week, but the writing was done on a course in Vancouver. The club’s professional and director of golf, Jason Giesbrecht, teamed up with 2013 men’s club champion, Kevin Carrigan, to post a gross bestball round of 9-under 63 Monday to capture Colwood’s firstever PGA of B.C. Tournament of Champions title by two strokes. “I’ve played in it 11 times with our club champion here,” Giesbrecht said. “We’ve been close a bunch of times, but this is our first win.” The pair played nearly bogeyfree golf at the University Golf Club, their only blemish coming on the 10th hole. Under a format that used the lower of the two scores each hole, they went 6-under over the first nine holes, recording four birdies and an eagle at the fifth hole. Part of their front nine success came in attacking the four par-5s, which are relatively short. After the bogey on 10, they quickly got back on track, posting two more birdies and an eagle on 13. With the one exception, the

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Royal Colwood Golf Club head pro Jason Giesbrecht, left, and men’s club champ Kevin Carrigan celebrate their Tournament of Champions victory at the University Club in Vancouver. pair were both putting for birdie on every hole. “When you have 35 chances for birdie, that often leads to good things,” said Giesbrecht, who later downplayed his own efforts on the day. “Kevin played beautifully all day. I contributed in a few places. Kevin hits it a long ways and I try to keep up with him.” As the professional, Giesbrecht pocketed $1,200 as part of the winning team.

Tied for second place at 65 were pro Lindsay Bernakevitch and amateur Craig Doell from Victoria Golf Club, and Richmond’s pro Mark Strong and amateur Dave Gazley. Olympic View pro Kevin Maxwell and amateur Jordan Price, plus Metchosin pro Jeff Dinn and club champ Casey Parsons, finished in a six-way tie for sixth at 69. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Rebels team up with minor football Sunday Members of the West Shore Rebels will be running the sideline sticks and doling out water to pre-atom, atom and pee wee footballers Sunday (June 1) at Goudy Field, as part of Football Day on the Island. Given that June 1 is national signing day for junior football, the B.C. Football Conference club will also have

players signing their official registration papers. Cindy Bowles, president of the Greater Victoria Minor Football Association, said the connection between the players aged seven to 13 and the Rebels players is huge. “This shows them that they all started somewhere,” she said. “A lot of them came through

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Lightning midgets lead charge in Langford C division fastball team looks to build on Alberni tournament win Some might have viewed the splitting up of a provincial silver medallist fastball team as a major challenge to overcome the following season. But Dave Saunders, who helped coach the Langford Lighting midget C girls to a B.C. runner-up finish last summer, sees the Softball B.C. mandated dismantling of the team as a good way to grow the sport in an age group that traditionally sees a significant dropoff. “The competition is really good at midget C, because most of the players who have played B ball in Bantam and Pee Wee can’t put in the time due to work and other commitments,” said Saunders, whose team won gold at the Midget Magic tournament earlier this month in Port Alberni. “The ball is absolutely phenomenal.” Softball B.C. rules state that teams which medal at the Midget C provincials can only retain six players

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Sooke baserunner Patricia Kelly , who overran the bag, is tagged out by Langford Lightning (Team Dillon) third baseman Jazmyn Dusseault. The action came Sunday during South Island Midget C girls league play at Centennial Park in Langford. by Brent Dillon, holding its own. Having two teams makes it a challenge to get enough midget-aged players out – even with the age ceiling extended by a year in the C division. So bantam players are often called up to fill out

the following season, as a way of maintaining good competition between associations. Locally, the competition is also healthy, with View Royal and Sooke fielding good teams and the other Langford squad, coached

the rosters, Saunders said. They gain the benefit of a higher level of competition, he added, and are more than ready when they move up to midget. Langford softball in general is in good shape this season.

The same weekend that Team Saunders won in Port Alberni, three other Lightning teams made it to gold medal games at tournaments at home and out of town. editor@goldstream gazette.com

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Babes transport audience members to the Balkans Arnold Lim News staff

Music lovers need go no further than Metchosin this Sunday (June 1) to take in the melodies of the Balkans. The award-winning Balkan Babes, a ninepiece choir, explore a repertoire of traditional music from the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Croatia, and even non-Balkan regions including Georgia and the Czech Republic. They sing songs in native tongues, despite the fact none of the choristers know them as a first language. “The sounds, the tonality of the original languages, is quite important to the production of the tone of the music that is written and we like to respect that,” said Kristen Scott, a Babe since 2000. “To translate it would be something quite different.” The group mine their musical choices from recommendations and discover some of the songs from research, friends and family. Mastering a single song can take up to a year before it is ready for the public. “Interpreting the songs … is something we really enjoy. The songs are really beautiful on their own, but it is always great to have an idea of what the content is,” Scott said. “The people can usually immerse themselves in the songs and the interplay of the voices in the different parts.” The self-organized group has no director,

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A chief curator with more than two decades’ experience, a dedicated instructor of plein air and studio art and a noted gallery owner are the panel jurors for the 28th Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show. The panel is composed of Toronto native Michelle Jacques, newly appointed chief curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Salt Spring Island gallery owner Celia Duthie, and artist and painting instructor at the Vancouver Island School of Art and Design, Jeremy Herndl. The three were selected by the Sooke Fine Arts Society’s adjudication committee for their complement of experience and expertise in Canadian historical and contemporary fine art. The show features nearly 400 pieces of juried original fine art. Artists on Vancouver Island and other coastal islands have until June 9 to submit works for adjudication. “What the (adjudication) committee tries to achieve each year in selecting jurors is ultimately to ensure works submitted across seven different categories – everything from paintings to jewelry – receive the attention to detail and understanding of the medium each deserves,” says the show’s executive director Catherine Keogan. The panel will review high resolution images of works submitted online over four consecutive days in June.

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Public opinion wins on sewage Directors and staff at the Capital Regional District are left with their heads spinning this week after B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak officially refused to force the construction of a wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. Polak’s choice was relatively straightforward: side with the autonomy of a local government or face a backlash of exasperated Capital Region residents. The CRD wasted no time after Polak’s announcement to wave the white flag, conceding it would abandon all hope of developing the site and suggesting the near two-thirds funding from the province and federal government is now at risk. Indeed, the future of the Seaterra program itself is now in question, and its fate could be decided at a June 11 CRD board meeting. But the tipping point has been a long time coming. Greater Victoria residents are upset for good reason: the necessity of community buy-in for this project continues to be little more than an afterthought. Of course, directors and staff wasted no time establishing an appointed commission and program director to implement the $788-million program, citing a need to move quickly to avoid cost overruns. Yet it’s exactly this sort of frantic pace that compelled the CRD to sink $17 million into an industrial site on Viewfield Road, only to be left as hesitant landlord, when nearby residents understandably felt duped at the prospect of a biosolids plant in their backyard. The panic to push through rezoning at McLoughlin Point now means hundreds of staff hours were wasted, and we’ve yet to see what fines could be levelled against the CRD when the successful bidder reads the fine print on their contract. Perhaps the elation felt by many from the meaningful outcome of their participation in public hearings will lapse into cynicism by next week. But as Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins said, at least for today, many in the Capital Region are breathing a collective sigh of relief for a project they thought was long past their influence. The News Gazette 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 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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I’m so grateful I live in a place that is willing to inform and help people. Kennedy Banning Grade 8 student

As a student, I am very concerned about the teenage girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria a month ago. The event took place April 16 and I’ve only heard about it recently. Since then, there has been another attack from the same extremist group. It’s crucial for individuals such as me to have knowledge of this subject in order to help. We cannot help if not informed. Please take the time to give us, the public, more information on this devastating subject by writing an article on the event. Liz Wignall Grade 8 student

I would like readers to be more informed about the kidnapping in Nigeria. On April 16 the Boko Haram group kidnapped 250 to 300 teenage school girls who were writing exams. As the Nigerian government waits, more girls are being kidnapped. On May 4, eight more girls were kidnapped. In 2013, 44 male students and teachers from Gujba College were killed, but nothing was reported in the newspaper. It took for 250 to 300 (to be taken) to make it to the news. We should be informed and feel safe to live in a place where we know what is happening around the world. It is my opinion that we should be more informed on what’s happening in this crisis and others, too. Tyler Magnuson Grade 8 student

On May 1, I heard about the missing Nigerian girls who were kidnapped on April 16 by Boko Haram. Being a 14-year-old girl myself, I felt obligated to write this letter. These girls are the same age as me and I hope they get home safely. They have been missing for a month now. I feel for their families and friends. I’m so grateful Canada sent troops to assist the Nigerian government. I’m still shocked about how long it took for the Canadian media to report on this, so I urge you to please keep informing the public of this tragedy.

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Bargain priced Nissan Micra returns to basics Montreal, QC. - Even though the with the same peppy powerplant. days of roll down windows, no air Okay, I realize that “peppy” is a relaconditioning or fancy features aren’t tive term here. There’s 109 horsepower that far behind us, it’s tough to find a and 107 lb-ft of torque generated back-to-basics car in today’s market. from its 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine. But in Enter the 2015 Nissan Micra with a the city and on the highway, it’s still a price tag under $10k. decent amount. As its name suggests, Three trims of Micra it’s not a full-size SUV. are available: S, SV, What it is is a front and SR. Each can be engine, front-wheel paired with either the drive, five-door vehicle. aforementioned 5-speed It’s diminutive in size manual or an available but not lacking in the 4-speed automatic. The personality department. mid-grade SV trim can The Micra Not at all. also be paired with a is affordable You’d think that with a Convenience package starting MSRP of $9,998 transportation with (available both on the for the Micra S (with the amiable drivability, MT and AT). manual transmission) Looking at it, I’m exan easy-on-the you might get shorttremely tempted to use eyes interior and changed on the fun the word “cute.” But I overall a bubbly factor. Again, not the won’t. It’s small, which personality. case. definitely contributes to In fact, of the four modits c-word factor, and Alexandra Straub els I drove (there are comes it some bubbly eight models available) colours, as well as acit happened to be my favourite. cent colours. For example, the SV with The 5-speed manual transmission has the automatic I drove had a white a springy clutch, a gearbox that shifts exterior with purple accents. up and down smoothly, and a personInside, you and your four passengers ality that is waiting to be unleashed. will we greeted with cushy cloth seats. It might not have air conditioning, The driver will then have access to a Bluetooth or a rearview camera (on centre stack that is easy to use and this trim, but they are available on organized ergonomically. other models), but those aren’t deal Describing its aura could best be debreakers for me, nor are they for fined as “welcoming.” And despite its people looking to buy a great car at a size, even taller individuals shouldn’t great price. feel claustrophobic. With a driving What’s more, each Micra model comes partner who stands 6’2”, he still had

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While very affordable, the Micra isn’t “cheap” in execution. Even the knobs on the roll down windows have a soft touch to them. And there are metallic accents to break up the otherwise bland black interior. I certainly wasn’t disappointed when captaining the Micra. Even though that might sound like a backhanded compliment, it’s not. As far as small cars go, it’s functional, funky and has great value. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle that gets you from point A to B – minus all the options – or said vehicle with a few extras, the 2015 Micra might be the car for you. Summed up, the Micra is affordable transportation with amiable drivability, an easy-on-the eyes interior and overall a bubbly personality. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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2011 FORD FLEXAWD,LIMITED Panoramic roof,

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

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

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15,398

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

15,998

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2011 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID Hybrid, bluetooth, heated

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2013 TOYOTA YARIS LE

2013 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

Serviced front and rear brakes! Lots of warranty remaining, inexpensive to own, can last you dozens of years! Don’t go new, this deal is too good! Stk #D16077

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$

Many extra features! Accident free, 2 new tires. Stk #D16058

2013 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER ES 4WD, fuel efficient!

2013 MAZDA MAZDA3

20,798

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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17,898

$

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4WD with wet trunk storage, perfect for the beach! Stk #F16006

11,698

$

2013 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

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$

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2010 SUBARU FORESTER One of the best AWD vehicles on the road. Being a wagon, it can suit your every need! Stk #F16102

21,398

$

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4X4

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

2013 DODGE CHARGER SXT

New windshield, new rear brakes. Stk #V16088

10,898

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

T IDEN ACCREE! F

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2005 FORD FOCUS ZXW SES VANCOUVER ISLAND ONLY! Machined Front Rotors, New Fuel Filter. Stk #T16124

6,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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

BC ! ONLY

23,498

$

Just in time for summer! Stk #D16050

18,498

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BC 2009 ! ONLY

CHEVROLET HHR LS A/C, sunroof, traction control. Stk #D16048

24,798

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2007 FORD MUSTANG Great tires! 2 new outer tie rod ends!

tires, new front brake pads and machined rotors. Stk #V15967

16,998

2014 JEEP PATRIOT NORTH EDITION

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15959

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT

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11,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X New tires and machined rotors, PREMIUM BC only. New battery, timing belt, 4 new

BC Y! L ON

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2006ThisPONTIAC G6 GTP mean and sporty coupe is fast, fast, fast!

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

10,998

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

BC ! ONLY

BC Y! L ON

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

21,698

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

2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT HYBRID

$

Stk #V15945

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

17,998

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

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

25,998

$

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

21,698

16,998

$

BC ! LY ON

16,498

$

luxurious ride while still being able to haul around the family. Stk #D16003

B.C. only! Bluetooth! Brakes like new! This is the ideal hatch and deal! Stk #V15859

$

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

2012 DODGE JOURNEY AWD, leather, very fast, a smooth,

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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$

17,398

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16,698

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

20,698

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT

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(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

seats, Bluetooth & Sat radio, MP3 ! Stk #D15662A

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D16115

2011 KIA RIO ANNIVERSARY EDITION Generous warranty + heated

19,498

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

seats. Stk #T16015

$

21,998

$

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Bluetooth, heated seats, winter package Stk #V15947

23,398

$

2013 FORD FUSION SE

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$

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9,798

$

7,798

2010 FORDLeather, FUSION SPORT dual exhaust, 3.5L V6 that will

AWD

manual trans. Stk #V15883A

$ AWD

2008 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT Accident Free, 6 spd

20,798

$

Winning awards as best off-roading SUV. Stk #D15512A

11,698

12,798

$

6 SPD!

T IDEN ACCREE! F

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18,998

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Westshore Business Profiles • A15



West Shore 2014

BUSINESS Colwood • Langford Highlands • Metchosin View Royal

Profiles

Meet the businesses that make the West Shore a great place to live, work and play!

www.jennerchevbuickgmc.com 1730 ISLAND HIGHWAY 1-866-281-4450 Mon.–Thurs. 9-7pm • Fri.–Sat. 9-6pm • Sunday – Closed for Browsing

250-474-1211 www.jennerchev.com Jenner celebrates success with commitment to community As a family business founded in the West Shore, Jenner Chevrolet, Corvette, Buick GMC has built its success on community. From the beginning, dealer principle Jack Jenner has led the company with a focus on people and family, a philosophy that continues today under son and general manager Fred. Staff and customers are treated like part of the family, which in turn creates many long-term relationships. Whether you’re looking for the latest Chevrolet, a quality used vehicle, or expert GM servicing featuring everything

from on-line booking to friendly, efficient shuttle service, Jenner has become many locals’ dealership of choice for good reason. “We don’t envision someone coming in for one oil change, one car or one part,” Fred explains from the bright, modern dealership that enjoyed a complete, ground-up renovation in 2012. “We want you to do it all here and to tell your family, friends and co-workers that you’re receiving exceptional service and quality – real value for the money you’re spending.” In the same vein, Jenner has long been a big community

supporter, sponsoring youth sports teams, the Victoria Shamrocks, the Victoria Firefighters Burn Fund, the Victoria Grizzlies and others. They’ve even outfitted a 2002 Chevy Silverado – the Grill-verado – with a large gas barbecue that’s available to book for charity, sporting and other events. “The West Shore has given us such wonderful support over the years that we just like to give back whenever we can.” Visit Jenner weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1730 Island Hwy. Learn more online.www.jennerchev.com or call 250-474-1211.


A16 • Westshore Business Profiles

Friday, May 30 2014 - GOLDSTREAM

NEWS GAZETTE

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Good times happen here!

New this summer are a community fundraising program and mobile gift card app. Upon opening their doors 2 1/2 years ago, the Galloping Goose Grille and adjacent Langford Lanes quickly established their place among the West Shore’s most popular dining and recreation destinations. The key for both is offering the community something unique, explains Philip Kwong. Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and take out, the Galloping Goose Grille has delighted diners with West Coast comfort food from its warm, inviting setting perfect for family dinners, business lunches or date night. By focusing on fresh ingredients in creating such sought-after favourites as Smoked Fish & Dill Chowder, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Bison Meatloaf, the talented culinary team’s selection of house-made dishes has proven a delicious highlight of the West Shore dining scene. Next door, Langford Lanes is Greater

Victoria’s only 10-pin bowling alley, offering bowlers 14 lanes for public and league play, plus six private VIP lanes for parties and group functions, in addition to special events and food and beverage service. Continuing their commitment to the local community, both the Galloping Goose Grille and Langford Lanes will launch their summer charity fundraiser June 9, where from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, $1 for every hour per lane of bowling in Langford Lanes’ VIP room will go to one of several local nonprofits. Benefiting from the initiative will be the Victoria Pride Society in June, Bullying Canada in July and the MS Society in August. In addition, the Galloping Goose Grille will donate $1 per table during the same time with food purchases (before tax) of $12 or more. (Check online for more details or call 250-391-7900.)

Additionally, the Galloping Goose Grille and Langford Lanes will also be launching Vancouver Island’s first entertainment and restaurant white labeled mobile gift card application. Powered by Acquire Gift Card Solutions, it will be available in the Apple Store, Google Play Store and Blackberry World this July – learn more at www.acquiregiftcard.com Visit the Galloping Goose Grille and Langford Lanes at 1097 Langford Pkwy. Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight (Langford Lanes welcomes guests until 1 a.m.) and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 250-391-7900 for more information or visit online at www.gallopinggoosegrille.com and www.langfordlanes.com As they like to say, “Good Times Happen Here!”


Westshore Business Profiles • A17

GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 30, 2014

Make your space beautiful with Jordans Casual Home

Trust the experts at EZ Lube to get the best for your vehicle.

Lloyd and Jarrett Richards Get fit with Aloyd Fitness

Offering quality, service and selection – not to mention excellent pricing – it’s no surpise Aloyd Fitness Equipment has been helping West Shore residents get fit for 23 years. Specializing in high-quality residential and commercial fitness equipment, BH Electric Road Bikes and rubber flooring, Aloyd prides itself in carrying the very best lines and selection, showcased in more than 10,000 square feet of display space. From treadmills, bikes and rowers to cross-fit products, foam rollers and medicine balls, president Lloyd Richards, general manager Jarrett Richards, manager Riley VanCaeseelle and their knowledgeable staff have the expertise to get you active with the right equipment. In fact, they also supplied equipment to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit in person, online or call for more information. Delivery and set-up is available along with in-home repairs and Island-wide service, plus senior discounts and special military pricing. And coming this summer, look for Aloyd’s outlet store opening downtown.

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Looking for the perfect sofa, flooring or lamp for your home? With its excellent selection of furniture, flooring and accessories, Jordans Casual Home offers one-stop shopping to help you create the home of your dreams. Serving Greater Victoria since 1926, and in the West Shore since 2008, Jordans boasts friendly, no-pressure staff knowledgeable in a wide variety of quality lines that combine affordable pricing and Jordans quality for products the store stands behind. In store, clients will discover current, fresh designs that reflect this exciting, ever-changing market or they can take advantage of Jordans complimentary in-home visits for a little assistance picking just the right product for their space and style. And because Jordans sells off the floor, clients can enjoy their new furniture the same day! Visit Jordans Casual Home at 887 Attree Ave. Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Learn more at www.casualhome.ca or call 250-478-8387.

880 Attree Avenue 250-478-0225 www.aloyd.com

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Regular vehicle maintenance doesn’t need to be a chore, especially when it’s the experts at the West Shore’s EZ Lube and Car Wash getting the job done right. For 23 years, the independent, locally owned EZ Lube has offered warranty-approved oil changes, servicing of all fluids and filters, and engine shampooing, as well as car washes. Led by owner Gary Preston and manager Ron Vincent, the knowledgeable staff will have your vehicle serviced and ready to go in no time, with no appointment necessary. Founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and low-pressure customer service, the EZ Lube crew has been recognized with Pennzoil’s National Business of the Year Award, an Environmental Leadership Award, and a Community Service Award. Conveniently located at 2988 Jacklin Rd., EZ Lube and Car Wash offers convenient hours to suit your busy schedule 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call EZ Lube at 250-474-7133 or visit online at www.ezlube.ca

2988 JACKLIN ROAD VICTORIA (Westshore) 250- 474 – 7133 • www.ezlube.ca

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Dale Collins’ Prosperity Planning answers your investment and insurance needs

Willow Wind Feed Tack and Pet Supplies has been in business in Langford for 28 years. This locally owned and operated store has a rich history of serving the local area from Saanich to Sooke and all points between. Located at 2714 Sooke Road (just past the Happy Valley Road turnoff ), they are open seven days a week to serve you better – Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to help provide solutions for your Pet, Equine, Livestock, Garden and Wild Bird needs. Everything from premium pet food brands, feed for horses, cattle, goats, hogs, llamas, alpacas, sheep and poultry as well as cats, dogs and small pets. They can even help you with seed for your wild birds. They also carry a fabulous selection of supplies …. Collars, leashes and toys. Willow Wind carries Island made Top Shelf Feeds as well as plenty of Canadian brands to choose from. Manufacture sponsored frequent buyers programs for many major brands are available. Stop in and meet us, check out our products and services; visit our website, langford.topshelffeeds.ca or give us a call. We are always happy to answer questions and help any way we can.

2714 Sooke Road • www.willowwind.ca • 250-478-8012

Dale Collins has owned Prosperity Planning since 2005 and has a huge presence in the Westshore. “ I love working in the Westshore,” says Dale, “I love the people and the community .” Dale has eared her reputation by caring for her clients and really getting to know them, and their needs. This shows in the number of referrals she receives, “I am very grateful for all the business that my clients give me.” Joining the team this past year is Megan Herlarr, she comes with over 30 years experience in the field. “I have always loved my work and like to build trusting, long lasting relationships with my clients,” says Megan “so working with Dale was a good fit for me.” Tanya Leech is the office manager for Prosperity Planning, “ taking care of Dale’s clients is so easy as she has built a practice of incredible people.” As Group Benefits Director, Kelsi Langdon brings her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm to the team. “We work hard to bring you the best benefits plan to suit the needs of your business and employees.” You’ll find Courtney Smith out in our community supporting Dale at local events, “Dale gives back to the Community as much as she can, and I love to be the face of Prosperity Planning at these events.” You’ll find Courtney anywhere from handing out water bottles at a multitude of charity runs, to volunteering their time at the Goldstream Foodbank. Dale Collins has recently purchased office space at 122-2871 Jacklin Road. “This new space will allow me to really put down my business roots and continue to work with people in the Westshore for years to come.” With years of experience and a great team backing her, Dale is the obvious choice for your financial planning, investment and insurance needs: give her a call today!

250-818-2616 200-754 Goldstream Avenue www.prosperity-planning.com


A18 • Westshore Business Profiles

Friday, May 30 2014 - GOLDSTREAM

A FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1929

Hatley Park Shopping Plaza. 115-2244 Sooke Road 250-478-9110

Quality & Selection at ‘Can’t Be Beat’ Prices!

Serves all your towing needs When car trouble has you sidelined, knowing who to call is key to your peace of mind and the first step to getting you back on the road. Providing 24-hour service to the West Shore for more than 40 years, Totem Towing offers light, medium and heavy-duty towing and recovery. In fact, with their fleet of 30 vehicles, they have the solutions to all of your towing needs, from unlocking your keys to towing the biggest vehicles on the road. The exclusive contractor to BCAA, plus the primary contractor for many other auto clubs, clients rest assured knowing the trusted local company enjoys a long-standing history and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Deeply connected with the West Shore community, Totem Towing participates in the annual IEOA Lighted Truck Parade for the Mustard Seed, supporter of the West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live for prostate cancer, SPORTASSIST for kids who can’t afford to play organized sports, and sponsor of the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey.

www.totemtowing.com • 250-475-3211

NEWS GAZETTE

Shawn Fehr Larry Gill, Manager

For the best prices for quality flooring,West Shore families and builders need to look no further than Jordans Warehouse Outlet on the Langford Parkway. Boasting an excellent selection of carpet, hardwood, vinyl and laminate, in addition to cork, vinyl plank and area rugs, Jordans will likely have exactly what you’re looking for and the expertise to help you make the right choice for your needs. Part of a company that has served Western Canada for 85 years, the outlet store features flooring from all manufacturers at a discount, stocking rolls of carpet and pallets of hard-surface flooring at “can’t be beat” prices, in addition to the option of professional installation, all backed by Jordans’ guaranteed satisfaction policy. Visit Jordans at 882 Langford Pkwy. from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Need more information? Call Larry at 250-478-2989, or email him at lgill@jordans.ca or visit online at www.jordans.ca 882 Langford Parkway • 250.478.2989

Enjoy peace of mind with SeaFirst Insurance While the hope is that we’ll never need to call upon our insurance coverage, having a knowledgeable broker we can trust in the event of an emergency is essential. The West Shore’s SeaFirst Insurance Brokers has been providing just such confidence and peace of mind for more than 40 years. Locally owned and operated, SeaFirst provides all types of property and liability insurance, plus oneof-a-kind packages for businesses such as brewers, adventure tourism operators, pharmacies and others. Led by manager Shawn Fehr, SeaFirst’s in-house claims department provides around-the-clock service, letting home and business owners rest assured that should the need arise, SeaFirst will be there to help. Visit SeaFirst for your insurance needs weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 250-478-9110 or visit online at www.seafirstinsurance.com

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Old Style Repair Ltd.

Technology of Today - Service of Yesterday Old Style Repair is known as Westshore’s honest repair shop offering ethical repairs reflected by the customer satisfaction with the various Awards they have won along with countless nominations. With the ability to perform all auto repairs on all vehicles: gas, propane, diesel, new, old, and middle aged, domestic and foreign, they stand behind their work with a strong moral ethic towards talent and a warranty on both new parts and labor. Education is key: we show our customers what is required, and are willing to keep parts for show and tell and educate our customers as well. New vehicles are prominent in today’s world, Old Style has excellent records ensuring new vehicle warranties are not voided as services are set as per factory; you may well find yourself saving a lot of money and not compromising your warranty. As a designated Inspection facility; our focus is on safety. We offer 10% Labor Discount~maximum $25.00 to “all” Westshore Chamber of Commerce Member to Member Program; Armed Forces and WIBN. Ensure you mention your affiliation upon booking, to get your discount. • 2012 “Finalist” Business of Excellence Vancouver Island • 2011 Business of Excellence Award for Vancouver Island • 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Vancouver Island • 2009 Business of Excellence Award for Vancouver Island

Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:00 2702 Sooke Road, Victoria www.oldstylerepair.ca 250.478.9246

Receive up to to$1,000 $2850 to replace replace it! it! If your furnace is more than seven years old, it may be an Energy Hog! Furnaces are just like cars, as they get older they become less efficient. If you have noticed your electric and/or gas bill getting higher every year you need to take advantage of these rebates. They won’t last long, so don’t delay!

Visit AireServ of Greater Victoria at 1985 Millstream Rd. or call 250-507-1874. For more information, visit online at www.greatervictoria.aireserv.com

Call AireServ of Greater Victoria for all your heating & cooling needs Serving Greater Victoria for seven years, AireServ is the locals’ choice for heating, air conditioning, furnaces and duct cleaning. Seventeen-year journeyman HVAC technician Dean Ford founded Essential Air in 2006, quickly earning a reputation for providing quality residential heating,ventilation and air conditioning installation and servicing. As his company grew, Ford was looking for an opportunity to expand the services he could provide, when he discovered in AireServ a company that shared his philosophy of quality workmanship and customer service. A division of the Dwyer Group of companies, “today AireServ of Greater Victoria is a full-service HVAC company with refrigeration technicians, sheet metal craftsmen, administrative and sales professionals dedicated to serving its customers’ every heating, air conditioning, ventilation and air quality need,” Ford says, pointing out that his trained technicians service all makes of heating and air conditioning systems. Offering up-front pricing, “we charge by the job, not the hour and we’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you’ll never pay an overtime charge,” Ford notes. “And if an HVAC repair is needed, we’ll give you all your options so you’ll know the price before you start and can decide what is right for you.” Licensed and insured, AireServ offers extended warranty programs and flexible financing options, plus free estimates on the cost to replace your current equipment. “Our clients know that when they call AireServ, they’re getting the best in the business – we promise to do the job right, the first time,” Ford says.


Westshore Business Profiles • A19

GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 30, 2014

PURE, PLEASING, POSITIVE

LIGHTHOUSE

Oak Bay Bikes Westshore, the third Oak Bay Bikes location, is going into its 5th year! Owners Chris and Dan along with their staff are all avid cyclists. Whether its commuting to work on the Goose, touring up the island to go camping or hitting up the local races, both Chris, Dan and the whole OBB staff are out there enjoying their bikes and the healthy life style! Westshore has bikes for first time riders to daily commuters to competitive cyclists. Oak Bay Bikes Westshore offers a full line of quality bicycles and accessories. Carrying Mountain bikes, Road bikes, Hybrid bikes and Cyclocross bikes form Norco and Specialized make them a must stop for a test ride! They have the largest kids bike selection year round. Burley trailers, Yakima racks, Sugoi clothing, Mavic, Shimano and Axiom are just some of the top notch accessories they carry. Another unique offering is Oak Bay Bikes large selection of Women specific bikes, clothes and accessories. Professional mechanics with years of experience will fix any make and\or model of bike. No job too big, no job too small! Oak Bay Bikes Westshore continues to strive to be a community shop, helping local schools and charities with their events. Shop led rides, and mechanic classes help the cycling community gather for information and social gatherings. With helping several ambassador riders to fill there cycling goals whether it be a personal best at the local triathlon or to get to the Junior nationals Westshore is there to support as best as it can. OBB Westshore has achieved “Gold” standard form the Vancouver Island Green Business association. Oak Bay Bikes is grateful for the support of the Westshore community and are looking forward to growing and continuing giving its best friendly professional service!

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#104-800 Kelly Rd • 250-590-696 www.oakbaybikes.com

Kathie Hunwick is passionate about dance and teaching dance. Trained at the London College of Dance and Drama and Leeds University (UK) she has studied a variety of dance styles and gained professional and teaching qualifications in dance, music and drama. She recently completed her Masters in Teaching Dance with the Royal Academy of Dance, gaining Distinction. She brings all of this to Lighthouse Academy of Dance. This studio began in response to parents’ requests for good dance classes where they were assured of pure, clean moves, music and dress, and had quality teaching with experienced and qualified teachers. All of their teachers hold First Aid qualifications and have had criminal record checks done. Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), ISTD, and free work - these are top worldwide syllabi for Graded and Vocational exams and training. Students perform well in exams which they may take as appropriate and with the consent of the director. Candidates in RAD and ISTD examinations consistently achieve high standards, and students are regularly successful in gaining places at prestigious Summer Schools such as the National Ballet School of Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alberta Ballet and École Superieur de Ballet as well as auditioning successfully for local amateur and professional Musical Theatre and Dance productions. Classes are designed to be enjoyable and challenging, and contain set and free work. All students usually perform in the year end recital. Other opportunities also exist throughout the year including at parades, in summer events, festivals. Lighthouse Academy of Dance is pleased to offer Summer Camps for various levels. Please contact them for more information or to register. Call 250-595-8705.

ACADEMY OF DANCE

Live, work and play in the West Shore! Savour Summer at the Six Mile

Jeff Hoffman has spent the majority of his life as an athlete in professional moto-x and boxing, muay thai and kickboxing . At the age of 40 he won the Toughman Boxing Championship and has been helping many people since then reach their health and fitness goals. Jeff is passionate about giving back to the community and has sponsored local fighters, Moto-X riders and other Athletes. In March of this year he opened his first Sports’ nutrition and fitness supplement shop on Goldstream Ave; Fighter Fitness. Jeff has a fantastic array of supplements and sports nutrition products. He has also developed his own brand of equipment and the reason is simple. “I wanted my name on the best equipment out there, something that I could be proud of and I used my years of experience to help with the design.” Fighter Fitness’ new summer hours are closed Mondays - open 11-7 pm Tues-Sun and Jeff is on hand to offer advise and encouragement to all athletes out there. Stop by and say hello!

717 Goldstream Avenue Langford BC f ighterfitness.ca

778.676.5438

GOOD THINGS ARE COOKING AT THE SIX MILE PUB!

While the Six Mile is B.C.’s oldest pub, its approach is anything but old-fashioned. In fact, owner David Wong, Executive Chef Jeff Kelland and Sous Chef Trevor Forget have earned accolades for creating some of the region’s best locally inspired cuisine, complemented by an extensive menu of award-winning wines and draught beers...all while preserving the heritage look and feel of this local landmark. Because the food is created fresh from scratch with many ingredients grown in their own garden, and prepared by certified chefs and apprentices, diners immediately taste the difference. Those with special dietary needs visit the Six Mile with confidence, knowing that not only will they find ample selection, but that the ingredients and preparation techniques will allow them to truly enjoy their meal, whether they’re looking for vegetarian, gluten-free or allergy-sensitive options. In fact, from gluten-free fish and chips and chicken wings, arancinis, polenta, signature lasagna to an ancient grain and vegetable salad and

signature burgers, to gluten free Chocolate Pistachio Mousse Cake the difficulty may be in choosing! Summer is the perfect time to visit the renewed riverside patio with its gazebo and beautiful flower boxes overlooking the river, kitchen garden and apiary. Inside the pub is inviting, relaxed and roomy, with the friendly, efficient staff you’d expect at a neighbourhood pub at the heart of the community. Perfect for a work-day lunch, post-ballgame drinks or romantic dinner, the Six Mile also has variety of special events on the calendar, from a Father’s Day brunch to poker nights. Visit this hidden gem of the West Shore at 494 Old Island Hwy. (at Six Mile Road). Call 250-478-3121 for more information or visit online at www.sixmilepub.com Large-party bookings are also available. THE


A20 • Westshore Business Profiles

Friday, May 30 2014 - GOLDSTREAM

NEWS GAZETTE

Keeping it local, with every tow... Westshore RCMP and they donate their scrap cars to the Westshore Fire Department for a variety of training drills. The fleet meets every towing need you may have with a 16 ton heavy duty wrecker, 2 deck trucks, 3 wreckers, a service truck and a motorcycle transport trailer (which can also move electric scooters, golf carts and ride-on lawnmowers).

Calling a tow truck is a stressful action. It usually means your car won’t start and “murphy’s law” dictates that it will be on that morning when you have an important meeting or that evening when you are meeting your new in-laws. The worst case scenario is that you have seen or been involved in an accident. Dave LeQuesne and the drivers Westshore Towing understand this. Since 2007 they have been responding to these calls. Whether it’s a simple job like towing, unlocking, boosting or flat tires – or a more emotional situation like an accident scene, Westshore Towing has a calm and courteous way with their clients. Their customer service is second to none and they try to make the experience as easy and seamless as possible. All of their trucks are equipped to accept debit and credit cards and insurance companies can be billed directly for accidents. They are fully licenced and insured and ICBC approved. Westshore Towing is the exclusive tow provider of the

Serving the Island from Victoria to all points north Adams Tree Service specializes in tree removal, spiral thinning, lot clearing, stump grinding, hedge trimming and shaping, fruit and ornamental pruning, excavating and bobcat work, bucket truck and climbing Owner Adam Davies was born and raised in the Western Communities. He and his crew are fully certified arborists and climbers. Adams Tree Service hosts a full line of equipment including the biggest chipper on the South Island and a 60 foot boom truck.

The Westshore Towing team have set the bar high in towing standards. “We have been dealing with Westshore Towing since it’s inception and have always been very happy with the service.” comments Ian Franklin of Fix Auto Westshore. “We support local businesses, charities, schools and sport groups.” Dave explained. And he means that literally. His fleet is serviced locally his fuel purchased locally. “We believe in giving back to the community.” Dave explained. “We all live, work and do shop on the Westshore.”

Satisfied customers are quick to praise: “I was very impressed with Adams Tree Service. The price was more than competitive. The friendly crew showed up on time, did an excellent job of avoiding damage to the other plants, and left the job site very clean. I would highly recommend Adams Tree Service “ – Colin “Adam and his assistant took down and bucked half a dozen trees, including a very big one arching over hydro lines which had to be cut and lowered in sections, in four hours. I like the speedy, friendly and professional service.” Kim Fully insured and offering free estimates Adams Tree Service is Vancouver Island’s premiere tree service company.

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From business cards to large-format banners, Metropol Printshop West has the know-how to get your job done right! From its origins under owner Steve Webb as a one-man postering service, Metropol has grown over the last decade to become one of the region’s most trusted full-service print-shops, employing more than 15 full-time staff. Among their diverse print line-up are event posters, digital print materials, stickers, tickets and tentcards, foamcore and Coroplast large-format printing, and even wood printing. The newly opened Langford shop, under manager and Belmont secondary school grad Alex Griffiths, is conveniently located in the heart of Langford at Goldstream Plaza and is pleased to offer 24-hour turn-around on most jobs. To learn how Metropol can help with your printing needs, stop by the printshop at #149-735 Goldstream Ave. weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call the shop at 250-474-0234 or visit online at www.imetropol.com imetropol.com

250-474-0234

From electrical upgrades and kitchen lighting to landscape lighting, maintenance and safety checks, Mr. Electric of Victoria will ensure your home and garden electrical system is working properly and safely. Long-time West Shore professional Dean Ford opened Mr. Electric in 2012 as a way to complement and expand his services at AireServ of Greater Victoria. “I wanted to expand the high level of customer service we provide at AireServ and we’re enjoying the opportunity to provide world-class electrical service to our customers,” Ford says. Founded on the principles of professionalism, reliability, safety and convenience, customers can rest assured that with Mr. Electric, “we provide more than a service; we provide solutions.” Offering 24-hour, daily service, Mr. Electric offers scheduled appointment times and up-front pricing, with no overtime charges 24-hours a day.

Visit Mr. Electric of Victoria at 1985 Millstream Rd. Call 250-294-9423 for more information, or visit online at www.Victoria.MrElectric.com


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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 30, 2014

When it has to be perfect... Natasha is a graduate of Royal Roads University with a bachelor of commerce in entrepreneurial management, so when her entrepreneurial spirit led her to Brown’s The Florist, in 2007 she knew she had found her passion. Natasha is only the fifth owner of Brown’s The Florist, an established local Victoria business over 100 years old — but if you think being a century old means you are on the decline, think again. Brown’s is on the go! “Last Fall an opportunity arose to expand to the Westshore and open our third location, it was a goal we set 5 years ago and are proud to now be producing on the Westshore” she says. “There are lots of young people and families, and they are celebrating so many events — first homes, promotions, weddings, new babies, school plays, and graduations. We are excited to be a part of all that!” While Brown’s has always delivered regularly to the Western Communities, their new location means more deliveries per day and improved customer service for locals, Natasha says. WHAT SETS BROWN’S APART? Brown’s stands out from the competition due to its “stability and trust, passion for flowers, community spirit, and caring for the environment,” Natasha says. Staff range in age from their 20s to their 60s, and can offer insights into what a university grad would love, or what would bring a nostalgic smile to someone in a nursing home. “Our team members stay a long time,” says Natasha — six for over 15 years, two for 30, and almost everyone else for over five. “They love flowers and they love that we encourage them to treat every order as if it were the only one of the day.” “We don’t just sell flowers,” Natasha explains. “We help convey emotion.” Our Manager Amanda is the powerhouse on the Westshore. She was the Manager of Brown’s Downtown for 5 years before opening up on the Westshore and lives within walking distance to the new shop. She is a graduate of the Commercial Floristry program at Kwantlen University College in Langley BC. She is passionate about flowers and customer service. Her bubbly personality and friendly nature means she is the perfect person to anchor our newest shop. WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY? Being part of the community is a core value of Brown’s and they are known for supporting local events thru floral donations and personal time. Natasha, Amanda and their team look forward to continuing this tradition on the Westshore. Call or visit Brown’s The Florist in downtown Victoria, Sidney, or the fun new shop on Jacklin Road between Starbucks and White Spot. Happy Hour is between 4:00 – 6:00 Thursday and Fridays. Brown’s delivers seven days a week and their easy-to-navigate website is open 24 hours at brownsflorist.com.

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Business makes the West Shore work! Nothing beats summer on the Westshore except...Summer on the Westshore in a Red Sports Car!!!!

Saunders Subaru is known throughout the South Island as a great place to purchase a vehicle. A dealership where the core values of honesty and integrity still exist. Bob Saunders has been in the car business his entire life, beginning by pumping gas in Duncan at his father’s service station. He passed this legacy on to his children, Edie, Ruth and Dave, who started their careers washing cars. This dealership has been serving Greater Victoria and beyond for over 35 years. And for over 35 years their clients have “felt like family”. Ask any of them and they will tell you about the commitment to quality, the attention to detail, and the knowledge that “you” are a valued client are some of the reasons they keep coming back to Saunders Subaru.

SAUNDERS SUBARU 1784 Island Highway, Colwood

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

Remember buying your first car? Remember how exciting it was? Remember how you felt really important?

Stop in at Saunders Subaru and feel the excitement again. Even if you aren’t buying a Red Sports Car.


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Friday, May 30 2014 - GOLDSTREAM

NEWS GAZETTE

The Sooke School District is Shaping Tomorrow -Today. The Sooke School District is one of the only growing districts in the region, with 26 schools and nearly 9,000 students. As a result of the growth, the British Columbia Ministry of Education has given the district $87 million dollars to build two brand new high schools, set to open September 2015. Located in Colwood, the Royal Bay location is perhaps one of the most beautiful school sites in all of Canada. Centered in a new housing development, the Royal Bay community over looks the Pacific Ocean to spectacular views of downtown Victoria. Built for 800 students, this design space will feature: high-tech learning centres and enhanced project learning space, multiple fine arts and technical course classrooms, a great hall for student commons, a performance theatre seated for 350 people, community and family support spaces, and a roof-top basketball court.

ROYAL BAY SECONDARY SCHOOL

The rebirth of Belmont Secondary in the nearby picturesque forested area of Glen Lake will offer state-of-the-art facilities to both students and the community. With a capacity to hold 1,200 students the school will feature: neighbourhood learning centres, technical course and fine arts classrooms, high-tech learning centres, great hall, learning commons and media centre, Camosun College education centre, and enhanced athletic activities. Royal Bay and Belmont are built to create learning environments that reflect core competencies, along with the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the 21st century. Both schools offer project-based, experiential and blended learning opportunities that allow students to discover, embrace and fulfill their passions. For recent news on the new schools, the latest construction updates, and virtual tours, visit the new schools website at www.newschools.sd62.bc.ca. Serving Sooke, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood and the Highlands. The Sooke School District is Shaping Tomorrow Today. Contact information: District Website: sd62.bc.ca New Schools Website: newschools.sd62.bc.ca

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4X4

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2013 DODGE CHARGER SXT

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24,798

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16,998

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2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT

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Two thirds of B.C. residents say gas price increases have caused hardship in their household, according to a new Black Press/Insights West poll. And 55 per cent of those polled say they now drive less than usual due to high gas prices. Gas taxes are too high, say 85 per cent, and 77 per cent claim they are unfair. A whopping 91 per cent assert drivers are gouged at the pump before long weekends. Those comments were the results of a scientifically conducted poll, but they remarkably reflect many sentiments expressed in response to our unscientific Question of the Week, which we posed before the long weekend. We asked if high gas prices would stall planned driving vacation plans and a massive 560 of you were moved to answer online. Specifically, we asked “Would a 10 cents per litre increase in the price of gas at the pump cause you to cancel a driving vacation?” A categorical ‘no’ was the response from 131 readers, a similar number said ‘yes’ but most wavered, saying the increase would have to be more substantial or they might consider shortening their route or holiday’s duration. Shawn, of Maple Ridge, set the tone for those undeterred by the assault on their wallet: “Money isn’t the main focus when it is a well-deserved vacation.” Kay, of Coquitlam, warned: “I would not cancel . . . however I may change plans and go to the USA instead of

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egardless of whether your camper will be away for three hours or three weeks, a few basics will go a long way to ensuring a positive camp experience. For day camps, be sure to send a nutritious lunch and snacks to keep them fuelled for the day’s adventures and plenty of water to keep them hydrated. High SPF sunscreen and a hat are essential – a sunburn is not only dangerous but can also prevent kids from enjoying the activities they want to do. Don’t forget to show kids how to apply sunscreen properly – face sticks and sprays can make it easier. For overnight camps, check for policies on things like food and personal electronics; it may be a good idea to leave these at home. Do a double-check for swimsuits and footwear, and be sure to bring enough clothing to accommodate weather changes. Finally, remember a positive attitude and a bright smile – the most important ingredients for summer fun!

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ummer camp isn’t what it used to be. Browse through the City of Victoria’s 2014 Active Living Guide and you’ll find horseback riding, robot-building classes, Spanish immersion and even a week-long surf camp in Tofino. “People like to have options,” says Ryan Lance, child and youth recreation programmer at Crystal Pool. “We want to cater to what parents are looking for, and reassure them that we incorporate a real variety of activities into every camp so it’s not just free time at a park.” For nine weeks every summer, Lance and his team run dozens of summer camps for kids ages four through 14. Similar programs are offered in Saanich, Oak Bay and throughout the Peninsula and West Shore. The quickest camp to fill up at the preschool level (ages four to six) is always Bea-

con Hill Explorers, says Lance, where kids get their first taste of the summer camping experience with a healthy dose of arts and crafts and outdoor play. “Each week of that camp has a different theme – pirates, astronauts, wizards – and they coincide with some of the children’s concerts at the Cameron Bandshell,” he says. Other popular camps include the Swim and Splash camp and Camouflage camp, where geeks reign supreme with active strategy games. Parents should do their homework to find good summer camps, adds Lance, offering tips to help parents assess a new program. “Look for structured activities and group games,” he says. “The things we focus on are the personability and the professionalism of our leaders. Parents should note: are leaders greeting your child when you first

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urple Garden

Chinese Restaurant

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Take Our Menu on www.purplegarden.ca Closed on Tuesday for Lunch

No MSG - $11.95 Lunch and $14.95 Dinner

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS

Open House Veselka Dance

Sunday, June 1st, 2-4pm 3277 Douglas St Everyone welcome! Join us, learn about our Dance School. See authentic costumes & dance demo’s. www.veselkadancers.com

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LOST AND FOUND LOST BLACK double zipper leather Daily Planner lost in Langford area. (250)507-2885. LOST ELIZABETH MAY birthday fund raiser tickets for June 6 in Sidney. If found please call 250-656-6899 leave msg LOST: JACKET, green, women’s. On Bevan Ave near Fourth or Fifth St., Sidney. Call (250)655-3248.

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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

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. HD Mechanic/Operator. North Island mine needs HD Mechanic. Maintain & repair equipment as well as operate in production. Certification is an asset. Competitive Salary. Visit http://sn.im/hdmechanic for more information. Email vbrown@imascominerals.com / fax 604-888-5671 OFA 3 / EMR Attendant required for work in the Campbell River region. Please email resume and drivers abstract to Rescue One: raychickite@hotmail.com Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

VICTORIA WOMEN’S Transition House, seeking board members. http://www.transi tionhouse.net/news-events/

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DOGGIE DAYCARE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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

PERSONAL SERVICES ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS TAROT CARD Readings by donation. Send note with a self addressed stamped envelope to Box 246 1720 Douglas St, V8W 2G7.

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CAREGIVER caretaker couple seeking live in position. Stay at home, we provide personal and property care. 250218-0099 monicajunck@gmail.com

FREE ITEMS FREE: 4 wheel walker, needs brakes fixed. Step stool. Call (250)385-9353.

ORAL SURGERY office needs CDA with DAANCE certification for 1-2 days/wk. Call Dr. Elizabeth Johnstone. (250)370-1900.

FREE: BEIGE recliner love seat, works perfectly, needs small patch on seat. You pick up. Call (778)351-1955.

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English Springer Spaniels CKC Reg. Puppies Champ lines, tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready May 30. $1,200. peterandskye@gmail.com (250) 392-1440 Williams Lake

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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 WOMEN’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.

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JOURNEYMAN Glazier, Lake City Glass in Williams Lake now hiring. Fax resume to: 250-392-5369 or email: sheila@lakecityglass.ca

• SMALL DOGS ONLY • IN HOME CARE Competitive Rates, Daily Walks, Loving Home.

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

1982, 1983, 1985 proof coin sets. $15/each. Call (250)6657707.

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FOODS OF the World Timelife editions- cookbooks, as many as 19, $3 ea. (250)658-8201

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GARDEN SWING with canopy, like new, $85. Call (250)656-1271.

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

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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. ESQUIMALT- LRG 2 bdrm, $995 *1/2 month free*, W/D. 55+. NS/NP. (250)385-7256.

LARGE WHITE Christmas Cactus in bloom approx 30� across, $15. (250)383-5390.

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OFFICE CORNER computer desks. 2 desks, beech and green laminate with keyboard tray, filing drawer and stationary drawer. 24� x 72�, formerly used in professional office but would also suit home/student use. Excellent condition. Asking $150 each or $250 for both. Call Jim at 250-6561151, ext.126.

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

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION 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.

BRENTWOOD BAY- 7227 Brentview Rd, Sat, May 31, 9-2pm, LP’s, crafts, sports, etc

TILLICUM MALL: Furnished Rm in apt., all amens. NS/NP. $500 inclusive. 250-893-8727

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!

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SAANICHTON: Multi-Family YARD SALES at Hawthorne Village. 9a – 1p Sat., May. 31 & Sun. Jun. 1. Tools (all must go), dehumidifier, air bed, corner tv stand + good variety of household, furniture, clothing, treasures & more. Follow signs from Mt. Newton / Pat Bay Hwy to 7570 Tetayut Rd. SIDNEY- 10388 Bowerbank Rd, Sat, May 31, 9-1pm.

1268 SQ FT for storage only. $1000/mo. Available now. Call (778)403-5309.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

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

10’ ADVENTURER Camper- 1 owner, in excellent condition. $6500. Call (250)479-2531.

TRUCKS & VANS 1998 GMC SAFARI Passenger Van, 164,000 km, inspected. $3000. Call Tom at Esso Hillside & Shelbourne, 250592-2455.

TRIANGLE MTN, 718 Bexhill Rd, Sat & Sun.,May 31 & June 1, 9am-2pm. Household, children’s, toys, clothing, misc.

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

A2Z PAINTING. Free estimates. Quality Exterior Painting. Call Erin (250)294-5422. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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

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

CONCRETE & PLACING BARBER CEMENT Finishing; Driveways, sidewalks, patios, form work. Free est. 40 yrs exp. Call (250)704-9053.

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AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. VICTORIA ELECTRIC LTD. Small jobs, renovations, new construction, commercial. Lic# 92679. Insured & bonded. Call (250)818-6086. www.vicelectric.ca

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.

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

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GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca AURICLE- Spring cleanups, lawns. Call for all your garden needs. 250-882-3129.

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE & LANDSCAPING

ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

HANDYPERSONS

COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licensed and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Painting, Repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071. STUCCO, Hardy Plank siding, painting, carpentry & roofing. Free est. Dan 250-391-9851.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

Commercial & Residential property care. Clean ups, Lawn Restoration Book in May - get your lawn fertilized for free! WCB & 4 million liability

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

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FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413. JUNK BOX- Junk Removal Company. Local guys. Low rates. Call (250)658-3944. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-888-1221.

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

MOVING & STORAGE (250)858-6747. WRIGHT Bros Moving. $70./hour. 4 ton/lift. Sr. disc. Free est. Call Philip. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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

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

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

INTERIOR DESIGN VIRGO INTERIORS- Certified Interior decorator specializing in color schemes that work the first time. Call (250)721-2777. designerg@shaw.ca

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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.

DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

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Q: WHAT ARE SOME POINTERS FOR BUYING A STRATA PROPERTY? Read the strata bylaws over first – Find out if new bylaws are being proposed at an upcoming annual general meeting or special meeting. Be clear on parking – Find out whether the parking spaces are common strata property that can be reassigned, or are transferable by the seller to the buyer Maintenance is key – Check to see if an engineering report has been done, or, if the building was a “leaky condo,” whether professional remediation has been completed Be a legal beagle – Make your offer conditional upon your notary or lawyers’s approval. Do you have a homebuying or selling story to share? Email ddescoteau@ vicnews.com To advertise in Homefinder, contact Oliver Sommer at: osommer@black press.ca

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BUYING TIP | Request a Form B (financial information) when making an offer on a strata property

Stratas have benefits, but ask questions Condominiums, townhomes, others can be stratas Don Descoteau News staff

Nearly one-third of all residential properties in B.C. are strata-titled. That number can be even higher in urban areas such as Greater Victoria. The sheer number of properties makes them a significant segment of the real estate market, one that comes with its own subtleties and considerations. It’s important that people looking at purchasing a strata-titled properties such as condominiums – the most common – townhomes or duplexes learn ahead of time how the rules apply for that particular complex or building and how they might affect their lifestyle. Sandy Wagner, president of the Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association and strata council secretary for the 94-unit building in which she lives in Saanich, says even existing residents have questions on how the strata bylaws relate to their unit. “The truth is, they have to follow the bylaws,” she says, noting that sometimes people try to bend the rules. “They’re not cast in stone, they can be changed by (an agreement between) the owners. But sometimes (owners) don’t understand they have to live by the community’s rules.” With the help of a real estate agent, and by doing some research,

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Sandy Wagner, president of the Vancouver Island Strata Owners’ Association, stands in front of her own condo building in Saanich, where she is the strata council secretary. a prospective buyer can take steps to avoid conflicts down the road. “One of the things most (agents) are doing now is providing their prospective purchasers with a couple years’ of strata minutes,” Wagner says. “It’s important to see what happens on a day-to-day basis.” Strata fees, the source of questions for many buyers, collectively pay for property maintenance in the short and long term. They also help maintain shared amenities, such as a swimming pool or fitness facility. “The affordability factor is what attracts buyers. You get a lot more for your dollar when you’re not paying for the yard and the roof and all that individually,” Wagner says. The level of strata fees can also be an indication of whether a strata

is putting away enough money for future major repairs, says Tim Ayres, president of the Victoria Real Estate Board. A knowledgeable agent can help buyers understand what expenses they might be looking at down the road, he says. “If (fees are) too low, it’s not a good thing, because you’re just putting off maintenance,” Ayres says. While some buyers might be attracted to low strata fees, especially if they’re not viewing a condo as a long-term housing solution, people with a longer-term approach find the presence of a strong financial plan more important, he says. A related development came last year, when new B.C. legislation mandated that depreciation reports be filed every few years by strata coun-

cils on their buildings. While some complexes have been slow to get the report done, she says, the document contains information critical to people on both ends of the sales transaction. The intent is to make very clear the long-term financial implications to owners. “It outlines what the building owns, what the condition is and when they plan to replace it,” Wagner says. “The second part (explains) how they intend to fund it.” Ayres, who looks at the report as a good tool, says many lenders are rejecting financing for purchasers looking at properties that don’t yet have a depreciation report done. “It raises a red flag,” he says. In his experience, the majority of larger property-managed complexes have already undertaken the task, but there are still some smaller, selfmanaged stratas out there that are holding off. On the surface, purchasing a strata may seem more complicated than buying a detached home. But many agents in Greater Victoria are well-versed in this aspect of the market, Ayres says. “When a Realtor has been selling mostly condos, they’ll probably know of any problems (a building has) had, be able to tell you the retail value and if it’s a good place for pets and children,” he says. “It’s extremely important if you’re going to sell condos that you know about the processes and be able to spot things when you’re working with a buyer. You want to be able to advise them, especially if it’s their first home.” ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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SOOKE

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