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Space pioneer Tavania Chichak holds a copy of Chris Hadfield’s book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, in the Glanford middle school library. The Grade 6 student recently won the grand prize in a national contest for writing an essay on the Canadian astronaut. See story on Page A3.

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Saanich men ride to fight prostate cancer Ride to Live fundraiser benefits Prostate Centre Travis Paterson News staff

The motorbike mob is back. The annual Westcoast Ride to Live happens Sunday, when a throng of motorcyclists cruise the South Island. They’ll most certainly pique the eyes and ears of Saanichites when they swing through the municipality a little before lunch time. “We’ve been as many as 700 riders, as little as 300, and think we’ll be somewhere in the middle this year,” said ride chair Kevin Worth, a Saanich resident. The organized, law-abiding gang will pull their well-polished bikes into the parking lot of the Accent Inn off Cloverdale Avenue to stretch their legs. There they’ll get their fourth of five poker run passport stamps

of the day. (Riders draw a playing card at each of the five stops along the route and whoever finishes with the day with the best poker hand wins a Weber barbecue). The bikers will then head up the Pat Bay Highway to end the ride with lunch outside the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. The major fundraiser for The Prostate Centre is aiming to add another $80,000 to the $357,000 raised in the past four years of the event. It’s a lot of work to organize the ride, with all the money going to prostate cancer research. And it’s all to spread one simple message, Worth says: “More men need to get checked. Early. “We’ve all heard the numbers; one in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed in their life.” The survival rate for men is 90 per cent if prostate cancer is detected early enough. Despite recent education and awareness campaigns men still don’t want to see the

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With this week’s passing of former Saanich Mayor Hugh Curtis goes a longtime friend and mentor to current Mayor Frank Leonard. Curtis succumbed to cancer at age 81 on Tuesday. His legacy from his time as Saanich mayor, from 1964 to 1973, is one of building the parks, greenbelts and recreation centres that shape Saanich as we know it today. “I found out about Curtis’ (success) the hard way: when he ran with the Conservatives in 1972 and I worked knocking on doors against Saanich Archives/ 1981-021-006 him,” Leonard recalls. Hugh Curtis, 1965 Curtis joined Saanich council in 1961. His initiatives are the backbone of Saanich’s modern era, Leonard says. Some moves were as simple as bringing in street lights. But he used a town referendum to approve the building of the Gordon Head and Cedar Hill recreation centres, George R. Pearkes Arena and the Les Passmore Seniors Centre. And he acquired the McRae lands that became the municipally owned Cedar Hill Golf Course. Curtis was an MLA with B.C.’s Social Credit party from 1972 to 1986, and served in a variety of ministerial positions. reporter@saanichnews.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING BYLAWS (Single Family Dwelling-minimum lot size-standard 930m2 and panhandle 1300m2) for the purpose of subdivision to create one additional lot for single family dwelling use. An exemption from the minimum 10% perimeter road frontage requirement for the proposed panhandle lot will be considered. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING for the purpose of a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7, on TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm, to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaws and permits. A.

“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9266” PROPOSED REZONING ON KENMORE ROAD To rezone Lot C, Section 17, Victoria District, Plan 9311 (1602 KENMORE ROAD) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RD-1 (Two Family Dwelling) in order to construct a two-family dwelling. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the building and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings. (Adjourned from the Public Hearing held on March 10, 2014.)

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(i) “ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9278” PROPOSED NEW ATTACHED HOUSING - AFFORDABLE HOUSING ZONE The intent of this proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment is to create a new RTAH (Attached Housing-Affordable Housing) Zone with attached housing, home occupation office and accessory buildings as permitted uses. Regulations with respect to lot coverage, density, buildings and structures for attached housing units, accessory buildings and structures, and lot size are unique to this proposed zone and interested persons are encouraged to obtain a copy of the bylaw.

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9275” PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TOURIST ACCOMMODATION – HIGH DENSITY ZONE C-11 The purpose of this Zoning Bylaw Amendment is to amend the existing C-11 (Tourist Accommodation – High Density) Zone to permit office use to a maximum 275 m2 gross floor area on Lot A, Section 7, Victoria District, Plan 43259 (3269 MAPLE STREET). This proposed amendment will allow for the construction of an office and restaurant addition to the Accent Inn on that property. An amendment to the DEVELOPMENT PERMIT for this site will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and to allow a variance for parking. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the lands and buildings.

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9276” PROPOSED REZONING FOR TWO FAMILY DWELLING ON TATTERSALL DRIVE To rezone Lot 9, Section 62, Victoria District, Plan 9193 (1206 TATTERSALL DRIVE) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RD-1 (Two Family Dwelling) in order to construct a two-family dwelling. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.

(ii) “ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9279” PROPOSED REZONING ON CEDAR HILL CROSS ROAD To rezone Parcel C (DD 2202W) of Lot 33, Section 32, Victoria District, Plan 721, Except Parts in Plan VIP81269 and EPP27987 (4000 CEDAR HILL CROSS ROAD) from Zone RS-10 (Single Family Dwelling) to a new Zone RT-AH (Attached HousingAffordable Housing) in order to construct a four unit townhouse building for an affordable housing project by Habitat for Humanity Victoria. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and to allow variances for parking. A COVENANT will be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings. A Housing Agreement will also be considered to secure the property for affordable housing.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE OF LAND TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VICTORIA If Bylaws No. 9278 And No. 9279 are adopted, the District of Saanich intends to sell Parcel C (DD 2202W) of Lot 33, Section 32, Victoria District, Plan 721, Except Parts in Plan VIP81269 and EPP27987 (4000 Cedar Hill Cross Road) as shown on the map above, to Habitat for Humanity Victoria for $156,675 which represents a discount of 45% based on the appraised market value of approximately $285,000. Habitat for Humanity Victoria has provided a down payment of 10%. An additional 20% will be paid upon issuance of the building permit, or within one year of the date Bylaws No. 9278 and No. 9279 are adopted. The remaining 70% will be paid upon issuance of the occupancy permit, or within one year of the issuance of the building permit. The proposed bylaws, permits and relevant reports may be inspected or obtained from the Legislative Division between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, from May 29, 2014 to June 10, 2014 inclusive, except for weekends and statutory holidays. The report(s) from the Director of Planning regarding the above applications are available on the Saanich website at: A: Kenmore Road

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“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2014, NO. 9277” PROPOSED REZONING FOR TWO LOT SUBDIVISION ON LOCHSIDE DRIVE

Enquiries and comments may be submitted by mail or by email and must be received no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All correspondence submitted will form part of the public record and may be published in a meeting agenda.

To rezone Lot 1, Section 28, Lake District, Plan 32377 (4906 LOCHSIDE DRIVE) from Zone RS-18 (Single Family Dwelling-minimum lot size-2ha) to Zone RS-12

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Tavania Chichak received a life-sized poster of astronaut Chris Hadfield as a gift in 2010. Like most kids under the age of 10, she didn’t know who he was. Nor was this then-elementary school student too inclined to have a poster of a moustachioed, middle-aged man up on her bedroom wall. But now the 12-year-old Glanford middle school student can’t help but giggle thinking about her first introduction to Hadfield, a man who became a role model to thousands of students and is now making a big differKyle Slavin/News staff ence in her life. Tavania Chichak, a Grade 6 student in Saanich, won the middle “Three, two, one…BLAST school category of A&E’s Lives That Make a Difference essay OFF! With his adrenaline pump- contest for her writings on astronaut Chris Hadfield. ing, Chris Hadfield completed “I really can’t take a whole lot another space mission in 2013 how he contacted people going ending his astronaut career with to schools. They were asking of credit for this – all her teachthree unbelievable space voy- questions and then he answered ers from kindergarten to now, her parents, all shaping who she ages. This Canadian pioneer has their questions from space.” She was also impressed by is and developing those skills,” helped remove barriers to the space frontier.” These are the Hadfield’s recurring life lesson Copp says. In addition to the life-sized first words of an essay Chichak to shoot for the stars and pursue poster hanging in her basement wrote for A&E’s Lives That Make your dreams. Libby O’Connell, senior vice- and a copy of An Astronaut’s a Difference contest. A panel of judges chose the president of A&E, says Chichak’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chichak Saanich student’s eloquent, 295-word essay really stood out now has one more Hadfield souvenir, thanks to Copp. innovative and well-researched to the judging panel. While her essay will be per“So many kids wrote about essay on the Canadian astronaut to win the grand prize title and Cmdr. Hadfield. In some ways it manently honoured with a page made it harder (to in this year’s Glanford middle $3,000 cash. “I decided to “I hope that Chris choose a winner), school yearbook, a proud Copp but in other ways reached out to Hadfield to get a write about Chris it gave us a context comment to add to the page. Hadfield because Hadfield and I can “Congratulations, Tavania, I thought he was inspire other kids to to look at writing ability across the for your hard work, courage, quite an interestcreativity and success,” Hading subject and he believe in themselves board” she says. Thousands of field wrote. “Like the launch of reminded me of and pursue their students across a space ship, it is a great start a space pioneer Canada entered to a wonderful adventure. Your because he broke dreams.” those barriers and - Tavania Chichak, 12 the contest, with originality can’t help but inspire four prizes handed those around you.” that’s what the pioThat’s something Chichak, an neers did to conquer the land of out. Chichak won the Grade 5 to 8 category, while Esquimalt High aspiring author, is optimistic will Canada,” Chichak says. The Grade 6 student says she student Emma Roberts won first happen. “It was a great opportunity to became a fan of the astronaut as prize in the Grade 9-12 category be in the contest. And I hope his popularity grew internation- (also for an essay on Hadfield). Chichak’s grand prize win also that Chris Hadfield and I can ally while commandeering the International Space Station. Had- earned her teacher, Anna Copp, inspire other kids to believe in field became a household name a $1,000 prize to spend on class- themselves and pursue their dreams.” in early 2013 for using Twitter room supplies. editor@saanichnews.com “We’re very happy to do that; while in space to interact with recognize the role the teacher people back on Earth. Visit vicnews.com to read an “Using social media out in plays in (developing) the writing THE...TERRY skills of the students,” O’Connell extended version of this story and outer space had never FOX been RUN to read Chichak’s winning essay. done before,” she says. “I RESEARCH liked says. FOR CANCER

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Jumpstart gives financial boost to young athletes Daniel Palmer and Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

When Cathy Campbell’s two sons were gearing up for summer camps in their younger years, Campbell knew she had a place to turn for help with the added expenses. The Brentwood Bay mom speaks frankly about how Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program helped her boys grow into amazing young men. “The Jumpstart program helped me, like a village, raise my boys,” Campbell says, reflecting on the many summer camps, leadership courses,

kayaking trips and other outings taken by her boys Zack Van Den Bussche, now 20, and younger brother Colton, now 16. Locally, Jumpstart provides $80,000 annually to thousands of kids across Greater Victoria. More than 9,300 kids have been helped since 2011. Across the country, 332 Jumpstart boards help 2,500 organizations discreetly identify youth in need a financial boost to cover sports costs such as registration, equipment and transportation costs. “That’s the beauty of this model: we’re reaching the right kids with appropriate funding – like a pair of basketball shoes or a bus pass – that allows them

to participate with dignity,” says Rhonda Brown, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Victoria and chair of the Victoria chapter of the Jumpstart program. While the majority of local Jumpstart kids are in middle school, the program accepts applications from families with children as young as four. “Our goal is to really have the funding support as many kids as we can,” she said. “It’s the difference between participating and not participating – there’s no halfway for many of these families.” Grants are allocated twice a year to a maximum of $300

Saanich grad season is here Kyle Slavin News staff

’Tis the season when Saanich students who have spent 13 years in the education system celebrate their journey with graduation festivities. Prepare to see caps and gowns, tuxes and dresses throughout your neighbourhood in the coming month as the nine Saanich schools honour their grads. Here’s a rundown of when each school will celebrate. Mount Douglas secondary hosted its formal grad ceremony earlier this week, as 285 students walked across the stage. The dinner dance happened last weekend. Reynolds secondary’s grad ceremony happens tonight (Friday) at the University Centre. Tomorrow night the school’s 230 grads dress to the nines for their dinner dance. Lambrick Park secondary’s 136 grads partake in their formal ceremony next Friday (June 6). They then have to wait until Monday, June 23 for their grad banquet. Some 145 Grade 12 students from St. Michaels University School will be honoured at a formal grad ceremony on Sunday, June 15. The dinner dance celebrations happen on Friday, June 20. St. Margaret’s School has a grad class of 63 girls this year. They have a formal graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 22, and a dinner dance will follow.

Spectrum Community School’s nearly 300 grads have a long day on Tuesday, June 24. The grad recognition ceremony comes first at 5 p.m., and the dinner dance and dry grad festivities follows. St. Andrews Regional High school students wear their caps and gowns for their graduation ceremony on

Wednesday, June 25, while the next night the school’s 72 grads put on their formal wear for dinner dance and after grad festivities. Claremont secondary also has a full day of grad events, as the recognition ceremony, banquet and dry grad all happen on Thursday, June 26. That school anticipates 277

Grade 12 students will graduate. Pacific Christian School honours its 87 graduates at a ceremony on Thursday, June 26. The celebration happens the same night. From everyone at the Saanich News, congratulations to the graduating class of 2014. editor@saanichnews.com

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Be responsible on grad night Let’s not kid ourselves: teenagers don’t always follow the rules. And when it comes to adhering to the legal drinking age, most of them aren’t patiently waiting for their 19th birthday before having their first sip of alcohol. Graduation season is a time that should be joyous and celebratory, but every year Grade 12 students die in this country because partying got out of hand in one way or another. These are preventable tragedies that nobody in our community wants to see happen. Graduation marks a time of big change. The last 13 years of K-12 education is behind you, and you’re transitioning into the next phase of your life: adulthood. Your teachers, school counsellors and parents have repeatedly told you that the choices you make now (Should I work or go to school after I graduate? What do I want to get a degree in?) will have an impact on the rest of your life. The same logic applies to grad night. If you choose to celebrate this rite of passage with alcohol, be responsible. Saanich police school liaison officer Sgt. Nick Ross says he provides the exact same message on his students as he does to his own kids. “Be careful and go out with a plan. What are you going to do and how are you going to be safe?” he says. That includes ensuring you are celebrating in a safe manner, in a safe location with people you know and trust. Most importantly, that’s ensuring you have a safe ride home – whether it’s a designated driver or waking up your parents at 3 a.m. asking to get picked up. An important part of adulthood is making good decisions. Start now: be smart and be responsible before you head out for your aftergrad festivities. It’s all about getting home safe from a night of well-earned fun. If you don’t get home safe, it defeats the whole purpose of celebrating. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Regional issues dominate concerns Earlier this month Saanich held two public consultation sessions. At the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, the evening attendance was about 15, three of whom were there specifically to talk about amalgamation and regional issues. That is whopping 20 per cent of those who turned out. This was ironic in the context of the session, which was entitled “together we are stronger.” It was also apparent on reviewing the feedback of other participants that most issues are, in fact, regional issues, and would be better addressed by a governance model that had us all working together. Whether it is the new recycling, composting, and garbage systems, deer, policing, cycling lanes, roads, zoning issues, road and bridge infrastructure, effective disaster response planning – the list goes on – these are all items that would be better dealt with on a regional basis. Saanich Council does not seem to think its electors are concerned with these issues. In fact, Council believes that a tennis clay court proposal is more important for public hearings than discussing an improved governance model. Perhaps the results of this consultation session will inform Council that a good percentage of the electorate cares about Greater

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CRD committee sheds light on importance of voting Two-party system I’d just like to thank the directors is definition of insanity around the table at the Capital Regional District’s Wastewater Committee: you’ve awakened the citizens of greater Victoria and made many of us more aware of who’s who in municipal politics. You’ve boosted our incentive to go to the polls in the next election. You’ve brought together perfect strangers across municipal boundaries to create lasting friendships on a common front. You’ve united us to vote for politicians who will make decisions based on the evidence; politicians who can see beyond short-term deadlines and funding; politicians who are willing to seek the best long-term environmental solution

It’s been said that the classic definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over, and expect the outcome to be different. It seems there are some people who are pining for a return of the “traditional” parties to a couple of ridings here in B.C. Now these “traditional” parties are the ones who have led us to our current economic conundrum over the years, either in concert or by coincidence. Yet by returning these parties to power over and over, somehow things will be different. Go figure. Richard Weatherill Saanich

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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

show up for sign-in? Are they giving you feedback as a parent at the end of the day, whether positive or negative? It just shows that the leaders are fully engaged and taking the time with the kids.” Recommendations from other parents also go a long way to the popularity of a summer camp, he says. Always ask about the ratio of camp leaders to campers, especially when considering an out-of-town, overnight camp. Participation doesn’t need to stop at 14 either, Lance says. Once kids “graduate” from the camp programs, they can move into training roles to become camp leaders themselves. “We also do internships where you can volunteer and learn the ins and outs of what we do,” he says. “It’s a very busy nine weeks every summer, but we love it.”

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I’m extremely tempted to use the word cute. But I won’t. It’s small, which definitely contributes to its c-word factor. Alexandra Straub

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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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headroom and some room to stretch out either piloting or co-piloting the Micra. Under hard acceleration, primarily from the 4-speed automatic, the Micra is quite vocal. You can really hear the engine noise intrude the cabin. It’s not a performance machine like the Nissan GT-R, where you want to hear as much ruckus as you can. However, when cruising at highway speeds – without the lead foot acceleration – my driving partner and I noticed how quiet the cabin is. Wind noise is kept at bay and it’s serene. Furthermore, it was an incredibly blustery day when we took these pint-sized four-doors out. Needless to say, you could feel the swagger of the car at highway speeds. But in its defense, larger vehicles felt the wrath of Mother Nature’s blow, too.

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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Taking the stress out of towing a trailer Camping season is almost upon us and it will soon be time to take that trailer out for some fun times. But is it fun for the driver? Towing a trailer may be one of the most stressful driving situations for many truck owners. For one thing, it is not easy to manouevre around corners and change lanes with that extra length behind your truck. Backing up can also be challenging and towing up a steep hill can be tough on your truck. Whether you tow a boat, car, snowmobiles, or motorcycles, custom truck accessories can make towing less nerve-wracking. Don’t tow too much weight Pulling too much weight can be very dangerous. Check your owner’s manual to find your vehicle’s towing capacity, including the maximum gross trailer weight and tongue weight it can handle. Tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the trailer coupler. In most cases, it is about 10 to 15 per cent of gross trailer weight. Tongue weight of up to 300 pounds can be

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choice of finishes, including chrome. They cost $12 to $14. The hitch ball diameter must be the same diameter as the trailer coupler (1 7/8 inches, 2 inches or 2 5/16 inches). The shank diameter of the hitch ball should be the same as the hole diameter in the ball mount. The shank length should be long enough to allow at least two threads to be visible when the hitch ball is installed and the nut completely tightened. Load your trailer properly Rule of thumb is roughly two-thirds (60 to 66 per cent) of the gross load weight should be positioned toward the front half of the trailer. Place large or heavy objects on the trailer first. Tie these objects down securely and from several angles to ensure they do not shift. Pack remaining items in a manner that maintains balance of the trailer. Once the trailer is loaded, double-check the stability of the cargo. Better safe than sorry. ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca

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This weekend take in a rambling tour of the countryside with a healthy sprinkling of artists studios as the Saanich West Studio Tour turns 10. Ceramic artists Heidi Roemer and Joy Finlay decided a decade ago that it would be good to have a studio tour that led people into the countryside of Saanich West. “We thought it would be quite a variance from the more citified studio tours, to have people come out into the country and wander around, by car or maybe by bicycle,” Finlay said. Black and yellow arrows will guide guests along the route. “People look forward to it. It’s such a wonderful locale, you’re out there in the forest, it’s spring, it’s incredibly enjoyable,” said artist Rosemary Neering. The tour runs Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Postcard maps are available at all the Saanich rec centres. For details visit gobc.ca/tours or call 250-479-9833.

Summer Choir seeks singers The Saanich-based Victoria Summer Choir is looking for a sopranos, altos, tenors and bass to join the choir for the 2014 season. This year’s theme is Forgotten Gems from Classic to Pop. Choir rehearsals begin Tuesday (June 3) at St. Peters Anglican Church Lakehill (3939 St Peter’s Rd.). Rehearsal is from 7 to 9 p.m. For info, contact Clara at 250-380-0496 or cchay@live.ca.

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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

HELP WANTED 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

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

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

1982, 1983, 1985 proof coin sets. $15/each. Call (250)6657707. FOODS OF the World Timelife editions- cookbooks, as many as 19, $3 ea. (250)658-8201 GARDEN SWING with canopy, like new, $85. Call (250)656-1271. LARGE WHITE Christmas Cactus in bloom approx 30� across, $15. (250)383-5390.

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

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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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BRENTWOOD BAY- 7227 Brentview Rd, Sat, May 31, 9-2pm, LP’s, crafts, sports, etc CENTRAL SAANICH Lawn Bowls Garage, Craft and Bake Sale; Centennial Park, 1800 Hovey Rd in Saanichton. Sat., May 31st, 9am-1pm. Plants, household items, books, clothing, tools and much more! While at our Club please join our members and play some Lawn Bowls. 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! GORDON HEAD: 1841 Teakwood Plc., Sat., May 31st, 9-2pm. Lots of men’s items... OAK BAY- 1245 Saint David St, Sat, May 31, 8-12. SIDNEY. 1O FAMILY SALE. Saturday, May 31, 8am-12, 2070 Amelia Ave. (On the street sale). SIDNEY10349 Patricia Place, Sat, May 31, 9-2pm. Moving Sale!

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.

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GOLDSTREAM AREA- 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. Working male only. $650 inclusive. Call Ray 778-433-1233.

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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-

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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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2966 Irma Street, $619,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124 515-10 Paul Kane, $420,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bill MacDonald, 250-479-3333 217 365 Waterfront Cres, $419,800 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Ronan O’Sullivan, 250-744-3301 404-331 Burnside Rd E., $199,900 Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921 818 Queens Ave., $539,900 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Jane Lewis, 250-595-1535 83 Saghalie Rd., from $240,900 Daily 12-6 Bosa Properties, 250-382-2672 501-68 Songhees Rd., $384,000 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Dean Boorman, 250-882-0234 101-1235 Johnson St., $274,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242 17-3008 Quadra St., $399,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422 #1-120 Clarence Street, $489,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Steve Alford, 250-477-7291

502-250 Douglas St. Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jandy Gruhn, 250-477-7291 1806-620 Toronto St, $349,900 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224 305-1545 Pandora, $279,900 Daily 4-6 Sutton group West Coast Realty, Chris BarringtonFoote, 250-881-3668 733A Humboldt (200 Douglas) Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715 1910 Moss Park Gdns, $749,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

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2580 Lansdowne Road Sunday 2-4, Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033 1648 Wilmot Ave., $639,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291 3320 Gibbs Rd., $749,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kevin Starling, 250-889-4577

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57 View Royal Ave, $699,000 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-744-3301 55 Kingham Pl., $759,000 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-1989 2136 Meadow Vale Dr, $639,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

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37-278 Island Highway, Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Clifton Mak, 250-479-3333

105-2829 Arbutus Rd., $695,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921 1581 Mileva Lane, $999,000 Saturday 2-4 10-709 Luscombe Pl, $559,000 Newport Realty Sunday 2-4 Laurie Abram, 250-812-4771 Boorman’s Real Estate 4091 Dawnview Cres. Rod Hay, 260-661-5448 Saturday 1-3 934 Admirals Rd., $359,900 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Eleanor Smith, 250-818-6662 Karen Scott, 778-426-0834 4009 Cedar Hill, from $489,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast 205-1010 Bristol Rd, $208,800 James Gardiner, 250-507-4333 Sunday 1:30-3:30 4049 Nelthorpe Street, $983,000 Lighthouse Realty Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Eric Britz, 1-866-426-7653 Sutton Group West Coast Realty 1620 McKenzie, from $300,000 Hiro Nakatani, 260-661-4476 Friday 1-3 Boorman’s 3257 Wicklow St., $537,500 Dean Boorman, 250-882-0234 Saturday 2-4 4942 Cordova Bay, $829,000 Brown Bros. Saturday 2-4 Robert Young, 250-385-6900 Sutton West Coast Realty 5-910 Maltwood Terr., $524,900 Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333 Daily 2-3 2490 Cadboro Heights Lane, Sutton group West Coast Realty $1,188,000 Chris Barrington-Foote, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 250-881-3668 RE/MAX Camosun Ed G. Sing, 250-744-3301 2910 Phyllis St., $724,900 7-1063 Valewood Trail, $579,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Susan Carley, 250-477-7291 Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301 4030 Borden St., from $329,000 307-1514 Church Ave, $398,000 Saturday 1-3 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Cathy Duncan & Associates June Wing, 250-479-3333 250-658-0967 312-1680 Poplar Avenue 305-1025 Inverness Rd., Saturday 1-3 $184,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291 Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

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SAANICH EAST

1698 Texada Terrace $1,015,000 414 Viaduct Ave. W., $849,000 Sunday 2-4 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. RE/MAX Camosun Ann Watley, 250-474-6003 Daniel Clover, 250-507-5459 2321 Island View Road, 3795 Burnside Place, $539,900 $412,000 Friday thru Sunday 1-3 Saturday 11-1 RE/MAX Camosun DFH Real Estate Ltd. Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003 24-1287 Verdier Ave., 2866 Inez Dr., $574,900 $358,800 Saturday 2-4 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Macdonald Realty Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301 Jane Logan, 250-920-6868 3959 Wilkinson Rd., $649,900 12-10070 Fifth Street, $299,000 Sunday 2-4 Saturday 12-2 Cathy Duncan & Associates Royal LePage 250-658-0967 Jim Bailey, 250-592-4422 635 Vanalman Ave., $499,900 899 Woodhall Dr., $985,000 Saturday 1-3 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Royal LePage By the Sea Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091 Jean Dunn, 250-655-1816 10230 Fifth Street, $475,000 Sunday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc 10312 Bowerbank Rd., $459,900 Ian Heath, 250-655-7653 Sunday 2-4 1222 Marin Park Close, Pemberton Holmes $599,900 Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124 Sunday 2-4 2030 Cardinal Close, $798,800 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Saturday 3-4 Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty 708-9809 Seaport Pl, $998,000 Mark McDougall, 250-483-3562 Sunday 1-3 1775 Fairfax Pl., $718,800 RE/MAX Camosun Sunday 1-3 Craig Walters, 250-744-3301 RE/MAX Alliance Karen Love, 250-727-5868 1717 Hovey Road, $985,000 2321 Sooke Road, $549,500 Sunday 1-3 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun DFH Real Estate Ltd. Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 Steve Alford, 250-477-7291

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613 McCallum Rd., $358,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808 2655 Sooke Rd, from $219,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250 744-3301 7-614 Granrose, from $679,900 Thursday to Sunday 12-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124 2677 Deville Road, $414,900 Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003 1032 Limestone, $585,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-592-4422 3106 Glen Lake Rd., $409,000 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Brad MacLaren, 250-727-5448 2518 Wentwich Road, $510,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-592-4422 14-2210 Sooke Rd., $365,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291 #107-3223 Selleck Way, $329,900 Saturday & Sunday 12-5 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Gaylene Salina, 250-479-3333 822 Hockley Ave, $369,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Thomas Krumpic, 250-478-9600

1001 Arngask Ave., $679,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jean Omelchenko, 250-474-6003 776 Revilo Pl., $589,000 Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Barb Ronald, 250-744-8211 203-590 Bezanton Way, $314,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124 3464 Blue Sky Place, $549,000 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

SOOKE

6472 Willowpark Way, $409,900 Sunday 2-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Karen Scott, 778-426-0834 7160 Grant Rd. W., $499,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444 7345 McMillan Rd., $824,900 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

MALAHAT

519 Bickford Way, $498,500 Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808 3851 Peache Drive Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Tim Parker, 250-743-7151 2316 San Juan Place Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Tim Parker, 250-743-7151

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Custom 3006sqft home on a useable 1 acre featuring a spacious family room, elegant winding oak staircase, amazing lofty ceilings in the LR with FP and HW flooring. The gourmet kitchen and dining area; offer a built-in oven, cook-top, and island for culinary joy. Downstairs the 1 BR ‘Sweet’ surely must be the largest ever built! The level entry space offers a very palatable option for today’s families. $675,000 O 29 pen S Br un iga da do y 2 on -4 Plc .

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Oak Bay boutique property with residential and commercial zoning. Currently configured as 2 suites and 2 commercial Brigadoon, there my Heart Forever Lies. areas. This mixed use immaculate building total is 2739 sq One of the loveliest beach fronts on the Gorge waterway! This 4-level ft. The garage is 154 sq ft. High visibility corner of St Patrick home oceanfront home features oak hardwood floors, an open concept Great room, and 2Avenue. bed extraAnaccommodation. St and Central ideal situationAforglassed-in an ownerConservatory covers a relaxing hot tub. Walk across 1/3 Acre of English country occupierdown withtoathe commercial business a rare gardens, water’s edge; launchproviding your canoe fromsupreme your 130 ft of“live waterfront. This private Paradise is a mere 15 mins. to Victoria work” opportunity in the most desirable community. city centre. $750,000 $1,250,000

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FANTASTIC for Investor/Professional. Located in desirable Oak Bay border area. Live in one, and rent the other! The main level retains the 1912 character with wood floors, picture rails, and bonus updated kitchen and bath. The upper level is updated with a gorgeous upper living room, and family room area. 7 ft height bonus inlaw accommodation in the lower area. Lovely orientation and location, right next to Oak Bay Ave but with Victoria City zoning (CR-3). $899,000

Birds of a Feather

Sophisticated Buyers, will flock to this Mid-Century 3/4 bedroom home, combining all the very best of the era, with modern upgrades like granite countertops, NEST thermostat, cherry hardwood and LEATHER flooring! Beautiful 1/3 acre sunny backyard; a gardener’s paradise located right in coveted Oak Bay! $720,000

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Custom-built Whistler-inspired, 1 Acre Haven. Highly evolved design is evident by controlled skylights, pre-set temperature Schluter shower system and AH!, a deep Japanese soaker tub. The Master Suite awes with its Vaulted ceiling, and rain-sensor Skylight. The “piece de resistance” handsome fir doors open 180° to a gorgeous covered deck for dining al fresco, w/ Sunset Malahat Views! $660,000

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This custom 4300 sq. ft. home by Architect W. Peerboom near St. Michaels, Camosun College, and UVIC is the perfect residence for your family’s needs. Entertain colleagues from a Chef’s kitchen, or relax by the double-sided fireplace in the Family room. Business and Pleasure is perfectly balanced by an Entrepreneur’s private office, far from the oasis Master Suite with Ensuite and balcony. The bed in-law is so useful! $1,030,000

Quality Built Zen Home

This well designed 3 bedroom home enjoys a garden view open kitchen, cozy adjoining family room, and rare formal dining room, complete with gorgeous rock fireplace. Custom design is evident in the avantegard open stairways and straight clean lines of its exterior. Beautifully landscaped Japanese zen-like terraced backyard takes full advantage of the one acre property. Call Now! $750,000

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Hercules and Aphrodite

Here in this idyllic locale under big skies nurtured by fertile This new Estate-style Lodge on 6 sun filled acres awes with rolling hills and framed by majestic Mountains - a country views of the Juan de Fuca Strait ocean & Olympic Mountain! Money, Money! market and beautiful beachMoney, just down the road, this 2.95 Acres One-level living is luxuriously achievedPrecision with state of the art Maximum Views with Design FANTASTIC opportunity. Located inparadise; desirable yet Oakonly Bay15 border area. security, Luxury home w/room, breathtaking ocean & mountain views. Precision built isLive truly a south-west facing private min to wine in-fl oor radiant heating, a handsome in one, and rent the other! The main level retains the 1912 charm, featuring a cathedral entrance, smartly designed kitchen, formal Victoria, Airport, ferries. The views7from the Architect oor to ceiling firm replace, & 5-star legal cottage. parks &dining while theInt’l upper level and is recently updated. ft height bonus inlaw flsitting/reception & family rm. both w. gas fp, andNear a gracious accommodation in the lower designed area. Main used marinas, rm. Sumptuous master bedexpressly w. generous rm. & Vic Davies 2007 Contemporary homefloor over presently the vineyard this home was builtwalk-in for thecloset/dressing Naturalist who commercially, current revenue approximately $4643 per month (buyer ensuite. Lower level offers self-contained suite & wine celler. and pool is so beautiful, you know that this is where you were expects only the World’s best. $1,890,000 $959,000 to verify). Be quick on this one! (Floor Plans Avail) $899,000 meant to be. $1,498,000 O

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Executive NEW residence on 2.5 acres. Exceptional Quality & featuring luxury finishing throughout; including gourmet kitchen, stunning Great room with a double sided indoor-outdoor fireplace, and separate living areas. Huge windows, triple garage, professional landscaping, and just 20 min to the capital city, with proximity to ferries, & the International Airport offers the ultimate in Living! $1,350,000

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A Sea of Honey

An esteemed, private, south facing 1.24 acre ocean front enclave. The stunning fjord view of the Saanich Inlet captures an awe-inspiring peaceful vista. The 4500 sq ft home is rich in potential, and ready for the next vision. The superb location provides an exceptional ocean orientation with outstanding views of sea & sky. $1,825,000

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