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Warm weather puts firefighters on high alert Unseasonable dry weather producing an increase in grass and mulch fires Kendra Wong

the number of mulch fires. From January to June of this year, crews have responded to 23 mulch With unseasonably warm tem- fires, almost double the amount peratures, dry weather and lack they had the previous year. “With the exceedingly dry conof moisture, local fire departments are bracing for a long season of ditions, they can start with something as simple as a cigarette butt grass and mulch fires. “With the way things are right being carelessly discarded to somenow, things are really dry out there. one deliberately setting it with a Our hazard rating in Greater Victo- match or a lighter,” said Doug ria, certainly in Saanich, is at high Carey, deputy chief with the Victoria Fire Departand that means ment. the surface fuels “People go out and He noted it are very dry. So takes a minimum grass fires are very have a smoke break and of one fire truck easy ignited,” said in two hours it’s gone and four firefightCapt. Richard Pala ers to respond to a of the Saanich Fire from smouldering to mulch or grass fire. Department. flaming. ” In Oak Bay, the The fire depart– Capt. Richard Pala, fire department ment responded is keeping a close to 59 grass fires Saanich Fire Department eye on grass levels in 2014. So far this year, they’ve seen 20 grass fires — in parks. “Right now we’re monitoring our 14 of which were in May and three grass levels. Some of the areas like already in June. The main culprit: cigarette butts. Anderson and Gonzales hills there, “People go out and have a smoke we’re starting to look at whether or break and in two hours it’s gone not that’s going to be posted in the from smouldering to flaming,” said next week or so, with regards to Pala, noting that many of the fires fire danger for those grass areas,” occurred in front of businesses said Oak Bay fire chief Dave Cockle, such as gas stations, offices or bus adding that they’ve had two bark mulch fires in June, both outside stops. Broken glass, which can also the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. magnify the rays of the sun, are also cause for concern. PLEASE SEE: The Victoria Fire Department has Firefighters asking public also seen a significant increase in to be fire aware, Page A6

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Victoria fire chief Paul Bruce, left, and Oak Bay fire chief Dave Cockle checked out a Dallas Road beach earlier this year for beach fires. Fire officials say warm, dry weather is increasing the odds for more mulch and grass fires this summer.

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Drought warning for islanders The province is forecasting significant water supply shortages on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii unless there’s significant rainfall before the end of June. Those areas are already experiencing Level 3 drought conditions, which call for voluntary water use cuts of 20 per cent or more from municipal, agricultural and industrial users. Further water conservation measures may be ordered, including suspension of industrial water permits, if drought conditions worsen.

Man found dead in park An 86-year-old man was found dead in Beacon Hill Park over the weekend. The man, whose identity is not being released until next of kin has been notified, was found by search and rescue on June 5. The Victoria Police Department says he succumbed to a medical condition and his death is not suspicious. The man was found while VicPD patrol officers and search and rescue were searching for a second man down in the park as well. The man, who was described as “potentially suicidal,” made comments about ending his life to Market on Yates staff, before leaving in a taxi headed towards the park. The man was later found in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue. The cases are unrelated.

Members of Victoria High’s grad class of 1955 at their 30th reunion at the old Crystal Gardens on Douglas Street in 1985.

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Irene Harrison and Maureen Moffat remember high school like it was yesterday. The Victoria High graduates can recall the popular restaurant Terry’s, a 1950’s-style diner on the corner of Fort and Douglas streets, where they used to hang out after every basketball game and swim meet. “We would get 10 people into a booth and we had our soda pop and hamburgers,” laughed Harrison. “It was a regular old soda fountain.” For Moffat, who grew up in James Bay with the self-proclaimed “James Bay Bums,” the Dallas Road beach and the many movie theatres were hot spots for students. “We’d swim in the winter and you’d just go out and stay out all day,” said Moffat. “We got 25 cents a week for an allowance, we’d walk to town to save the three cents each way. The movie was 15 cents so we had 10 cents

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to buy French fries,” said Moffat. Harrison and Moffat, along with 70 graduates from the class of 1955, reunited at the Harbour Towers Hotel on June 10 (the day of their actual graduation ceremony) for their 60th reunion. “There’s quite a few people who [came] that we haven’t seen in years. For some of them, it’s the first time they’ve ever come,” said Harrison. “This year because maybe they figure it will be the last big one, people really seem to be making an effort to come, which is great.” A core group of roughly 10 grads, who have been getting together every year since the 1980s, planned this year’s milestone event. They had people from as far away as Singapore and all over the United States and Canada return. Stewart Smith, who finished at the top of the class out of roughly 240 students in 1955, came from New Jersey where he is a

professor at Princeton University. “It was pretty fabulous, the teachers they had in those days were really devoted and dedicated, it was a completely different world in Victoria then,” said the 77-year-old. “It was a very egalitarian place . . . I was more interested in playing rugby and lacrosse than studying.” All three grads said they are one of the few classes that continue to meet. While no one could pinpoint why the class is so special, Smith speculated it had to do with their former principal. “This wonderful principal Harry Smith retired that year, he’s been there for a long time, that was special for us and we had a big celebration for his retirement,” he said. “Maybe that had something to do with keeping people together.” Other grads from that year include Jim Taylor, a sports columnist and author, and David Anderson, former Victoria MP. kendra.wong@vicnews.com

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Ferry gambling idea jettisoned as money loser Jeff Nagel Black Press

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Casino gambling aboard B.C. Ferries has been ruled out by the provincial government. The province wanted to test slot machines on Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferries as a potential money maker to boost revenue at B.C. Ferries but a business analysis found it would instead lose $240,000 a year, because of the staffing, equipment and technology costs. “Ultimately, the costs, risks and procedural changes required to operate [electronic gaming devices] on a B.C. Ferries vessel outweigh the financial gains,” the B.C. Lottery Corporation review says.

Extra costs and time for BCLC and the provincial gaming enforcement branch weren’t considered in initial estimates, it says. The review also red-flagged various potential security challenges. “Disputes over game outcomes, thefts, delayed jackpots due to irregularities, children being left unattended if guardians enter the gaming facility during the sailing and other issues” might cause delays for passengers and damage the reputation of B.C. Ferries and BCLC, it said. Unlike casinos on land, police couldn’t deal with a problem until the ferry docks. The Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay run passes through U.S. waters for at least 20 minutes, the review noted.

Foundation offering community grants The Victoria Foundation is accepting applications for its community grants program. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 11. Last year, community grants provided nearly $1.5 million to 86 non-profit organizations on Vancouver Island, bringing the total granted by the Victoria Foundation in 2014 to $13.3 million and more than $144 million since the organization’s inception in 1936. “The foundation is pleased to accept applications from local non-profits to undertake projects aimed at improving the quality of life in our region,” said Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson. “Through the generosity of our donors, we have the pleasure each year of helping to fund a broad spectrum of important work all across our community.” Organizations seeking a community grant should visit the Victoria Foundation’s website at victoriafoundation.ca to learn more and to apply online.

“There is the potential that a portion of all sales aboard the vessels, including gaming revenue, may need to be shared with Washington State.” Other issues included lack of a consistent connection to BCLC’s network and the need for ferries staff to adhere to strict BCLC cash-handling procedures and perform many of the responsibilities of casino employees, from solving technical problems to recognizing problem gamblers. The review said allowing ferry passengers to gamble at slot machines without the food, drink and entertainment options BCLC requires at casinos would be a break from current policy and might be criticized as a move towards video lottery terminals that are otherwise banned in B.C.

The province says planned mid-life upgrades to the Spirit Class ferries will expand the gift shops and relocate the coffee shop to take advantage of available space to raise more revenue. “While the B.C. Lottery Corporation’s analysis showed that this idea wouldn’t make money, we’ll remain open to other revenue-generating services,” Transportation Minister Todd Stone said. editor@vicnews.com

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“We are monitoring just because the weather has been so good and we’ve had limited rain fall for almost four weeks now.” With the warm weather expected to continue, local fire departments are asking the public to be diligent outside. The number one way to reduce the risk of grass and mulch fires is to properly discard cigarette butts or make sure they’re completely out before walking away, and properly discarding glass jars or bottles. For property owners, they suggest keeping lawns cut reasonably low and clearing yards of leaves that may have collected. “Be aware that we’re in extreme drought conditions in the Greater Victoria area. We’ve just come through the driest May on record and we’re setting up for a very dry June. Please be diligent with your use of parks and recreational areas,” said Carey. Earlier this week, the province also issued a Level 3 drought condition, urging residents to reduce their water consumption. kendra.wong@vicnews.com

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Seminar brings elder abuse to forefront As World Elder Abuse Day is marked in region, a Victoria education session hopes to teach seniors how to protect themselves

With thousands of elderly people living in Victoria, a local education session hopes to give seniors the tools to protect themselves against all forms of elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Day is an international event aimed at creating a better understanding of what elder abuse is and how it can be prevented. In Victoria, there will be two education sessions with speakers from local police agencies, Public Guardian and Trustee, Island Health, the Better Business Bureau and Victim Services. Bridey Morrison Morgan is a mentor for the South Vancouver Island’s B.C. Association of Community Response Networks, an organization aimed at

ending elder abuse and neglect. Morrison Morgan said she’s seen many forms of elder abuse ranging from financial abuse when seniors sign a blank cheque and find their bank account has been tampered with to situations where grandchildren move in with their grandparents and take over the house. “I’ve heard of all kinds of situations where elder abuse is happening,” said Morrison Morgan. Nansi Blenkiron, a local event organizer, said many people might not even realize that they are being abused. “Some people might not even realize what’s going on and when they do, it’s hard to know where to turn and where to get help,” she said.

“So often they’re shamed, it might be family member that’s taking advantage of you, you don’t want to rat on them and you don’t want to turn them in, so you’re stuck.” The sessions will talk about who to contact if you or someone you know is being abused and the top 10 scams aimed at seniors. World Elder Abuse Day is on Monday (June 15) at James Bay New Horizons (234 Menzies St.) from 9 to 11:30 a.m., pre-registration is required, email cmvictoria@gmail.com or call 250386-3035. There is also another panel session at Monterey Recreation Centre (1442 Monterey Ave.) from 1 to 3:30 p.m., call 250-370-7300. kendra.wong@vicnews.com

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Time to be fire safe Victorians sure are enjoying the summer that has come early this year. With temperatures above 20 degrees last weekend, people are enjoying the fact that they get to hit the beach a few weeks early. Environment Canada has predicted it will be an unusually hot summer, which can be good for sun-lovers, but will mean an almost certain increase in grass and mulch fires in Greater Victoria — fires that are very often human-caused and easily preventable. According to the Victoria Fire Department, they’ve already had 23 mulch fires (often started when cigarette butts are thrown into bark mulch in planters), almost double the amount they had the previous year. The Saanich Fire Department saw 14 grass fires in May and three in the early days of June. Both fire departments attributed many of these fires to cigarette butts that were not properly discarded and simply tossed into planters outside gas stations, bus stops and recreation centres. Local fire departments say it takes on average one fire truck and four firefighters to respond to such fires. It seems like a waste of resources for something that is absolutely preventable. The answer is simple: don’t throw your cigarette butts into planters, bushes or grassy areas. Use the cigarette canisters around Victoria and make sure they’re properly put out or wet down before getting rid of them. Firefighters can only do so much. Now it’s in the hands of the public to be extra diligent especially with the high temperatures and little rainfall we’ve had.

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Readers respond: homelessness, oils, drugs No perfect solution in housing homeless Re: City OK’s micro-housing (News, June 10) This would be a great idea if you could find a place in Victoria that doesn’t interfere with life in any neighbourhoods. The whole idea is to help the homeless get off the streets. There is no perfect solution here. It’s worth a shot to do this project. Helping others is really important. A possible site could be the SJ Willis school grounds. This could make for interesting summer. Michelle Catharina Langford

Letter-writer’s reasoning ludicrous Re: Addicts need better access to drugs (Letters, June 3) I guess I can now say that I’ve seen the most ridiculous Letter to the Editor ever. We won’t see any more pursesnatchings, break- ins or smashand-grabs if we make substances

available to addicts on a readyuse basis. I’m addicted to chocolate milk, so I guess I can go to a closed corner store and attain it via a break-in. Ludicrous. Barry Tateham James Bay

Beer makes more sense than Alberta Oilsands Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s staunch defence of the Alberta Oilsands makes less and less sense. Oilsands oil is very expensive to produce and the long-term demand is uncertain as the world turns increasingly to cleaner energy sources. The Oilsands are Canada’s fastest growing source of emissions, yet make up only two per cent of Canada’s GDP, while providing 112,000 jobs. Many other sectors of the economy – finance, construction, tourism, high tech, to name a few – are far more important. By comparison, a 2013 Conference Board study showed more jobs, 163,000,

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Sometimes you just need to suck it up Re: Gender should be removed from birth certificates, says society (News, June 3) The Trans Alliance Society wants over 99 per cent of people to have things changed for less than one per cent of the population. No gender identity on birth certificates, but where does this stop? In sports, for instance, should the generation of “its’ not have a LPGA but only a PGA golf association or would the Olympic Games have no gender distinction? The list of changes would be

endless. Kids being kids make fun of and are made fun on everything from noses, ears, weight to height. Sometimes you just need to suck it up and soldier on. Bob Beckwith Victoria

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Central school students donate to music program Kendra Wong Victoria News

Two Central Middle School students are donating part of their winnings from a provincial food contest to their school’s music program. Grade 8 student Tom Kerr and his younger brother Ian were the runners up in this year’s Hands-on Cook-off challenge in the youth category. The contest was put on by Better Together, a program that aims to show the benefits of eating together, and encouraged families to bring together food and fun in the kitchen and to eat healthier. As part of their threeminute video submission, their mother Kate filmed them making smoked salmon and dill rolls with horseradish cream, a recipe they came up with themselves. “We basically just

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Central Middle School students Ian (left) and Tom Kerr have donated half of their winnings from the Hands-on Cook-off challenge to their school music program. thought of different recipes and tried to fit them together,” said Ian, who heard about the contest from his grandparents. “I like cooking, it’s really relaxing. If you mess up or it doesn’t work out, you can just start again.” Their unique recipe won them $500, half of which they’ve decided to donate to their

school’s music program. “We chose the music program because I’ve been in it for three years and it’s been really great. We’ve done lots of fun things and have gone on trips,” said Tom, who plays the clarinet and alto saxophone in jazz band; while Ian plays the trumpet in the honour wind ensemble. Marianne Ing, a music

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$120,000 collected for Easter Seals camps The B.C. Easter Seals 24-Hour Camp Challenge raised more than $120,000 last weekend in Victoria.

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Oaklands Sunset Market returns June 24. The market includes 50 vendors offering a variety of goods including 10 local farmers with produce, 12 prepared food vendors, 15 artisans, eight food trucks and a handful of community tables. The markets are held at Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Ave., every Wednesday until Sept. 2, running from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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heat this day – he’s analyzing the makeup of the song with the help of the others. “What if you tried this second verse as the first verse?” Osborne asks, to which the songwriter, a 40-ish man in a red bandana, perks up and says “OK” to this potential “a-ha” moment. While his song may have been a little more polished than others brought to this session, the idea of getting people of disparate talents and skill levels is the whole idea of the June workshop series kicked off Sunday by the Victoria Conservatory of Music, in partnership with a new education and entertainment entity labelled Bear Mountain Music. Well-known local musician Dan-

iel Lapp, the artistic director of the school of contemporary music at the conservatory and the new cultural director for Bear Mountain Music, says the VCM is expanding its offerings to include other genres of music outside its traditional base of classical. “It’s about community and people’s own individual dreams and having an opportunity and encouragement to explore those things,” he says. “It could happen at any time during your lifetime where you feel like you’re getting that much closer to actually taking that step. You’ve wanted to pick up a guitar (or) sing a song at a house party. Lots of times the only thing that sort of stops people is they just don’t know where to go

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Susan Lundy This June, as my youngest daughter turns 22, my thoughts turn back to the early 1990s, when, at six months old, she became critically ill and we spent several days in the Intensive Care Unit at B.C.’s Children’s Hospital. There, everything was reduced to a heartbeat and only the lives of our children mattered. Sierra and her older sister, Danica, were born with sleep apnea; they would stop breathing as they slept, and then gasp for air. Sierra’s apnea was much worse and sometimes it took so long for her to gasp, I’d have to jolt her awake. During the day, she was as happy and

playful as any six-month-old, so it was difficult for anyone to consider her as “sick.” However, her weight started to drop and eventually, her apnea became so acute that we sat up holding her up for two nights, trying to find a position to help her breathe. After the second night, I took her to emergency at Vic General, where they booked her into the ICU for observation, connecting her to heart/oxygen and breathing monitors. A nurse awakened me at 4:30 a.m., and said that as Sierra stopped breathing her heart rate was dropping dangerously low. They would do an emergency operation to insert a short breathing tube through her nose. A series of X-rays — for which she was plastered up against a wall, limbs splayed — followed, but the ENTs could find few abnormalities other than extremely large, but not inflamed, tonsils. They decided to insert a longer breathing tube, hook

her up to morphine and send her via helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Since there was no room for me on the helicopter, I drove to Vancouver, arriving to find that Children’s Hospital felt comfortably child-centred and somehow soothing. Good, because I had become quite unhinged by this point.

“Although Sierra was young to be undergoing adneo-tonsillectomy . . . I knew it was unlikely she’d would die. But for many in the ICU each day of life is a gift.” Sierra’s new ENT diagnosed her with obstructive sleep apnea, and believed that as she fell asleep her tongue relaxed against her large tonsils, blocking off the airway. He decided to perform an emergency operation to remove her tonsils and adenoids — she would be the second youngest child to ever have this operation. Inside the ICU, parents

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Thursday, June 18

Fernwood Market. Vic High School Plaza, 4 to 8 p.m. Info: thefca.ca. Buccaneer Days. Archie Browning Sports Centre and Bullen Field. Esquimalt, all day. See complete schedule at esquimalt.ca.

Esquimalt Farmers Market. Esquimalt Town Square, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: esquimaltmarket. com. Bridges for Women Society annual general meeting. Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Rd., 5:30 p.m. Info: 250-385-7410 or email careers@bridgesforwomen.com.

Saturday, June 13 Festival of Flowers. Christ Church Cathedral celebrates its 150th anniversary. Festival incorporates floral artistry with music, art and a silent auction. Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave., noon to 4:30 p.m. Buccaneer Days. Archie Browning Sports Centre and Bullen Field. Esquimalt, all day. See complete schedule at esquimalt.ca.

Sunday, June 14 Festival of Flowers. Christ Church Cathedral celebrates its 150th anniversary. Festival incorporates floral artistry with music, art and a silent auction. Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave., noon to 4:30 p.m. Buccaneer Days. Archie Browning Sports Centre and Bullen Field. Esquimalt, all day. See complete schedule at esquimalt.ca.

Friday, June 19 Aboriginal Cultural Festival. Three-day celebration of Aboriginal peoples, arts and culture. Royal B.C. Museum. Info: aboriginalbc.com. Fernwood Market. Vic High School Plaza, 4 to 8 p.m. Info: thefca.ca. International Military Band Concert presented by Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., 7:30 p.m. Info: rmts.bc.ca or call 250-386-6121.

Saturday, June 20 Volkssport – 5/10 km walk. Meet at Glanford Park, Kenneth Street, Saanich. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Contact Hazel at 250-385-5439. Climb Out of the Darkness fundraising walk – awareness of maternal mental illness. Presented by Victoria Department of Midwifery.

Clover Point, 10 a.m. Architectural cycling tour. Learn about architecture in Victoria led by architects and designers. The ride begins at Centennial Square at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch. The ride is 20 easy kilometers. Victoria Cat Rescue Corps strawberry tea and rummage sale. Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd., 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 250-656-1100 or victoriacatrescue.com. Summer So(u)lstice, an afternoon of music, poets and remembering departed friends and family. Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Dr. in Saanich, 1 to 4 p.m.

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(250)217-3090.ELECTRICIAN Lic.#3003. 25yrs exp. Any size job. Renos, new homes, knob & tube replacement. Sr. Disc. 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Company. Res/Com. Lic #86952. Call 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

LANDSCAPE & TREE Care Lawns, garden, tree pruning/shaping, hedge trimming, design, monthly maintenance. Insured, reliable. References. Call Andrew, 250-893-3465. MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Clean-ups, weeding, painting & more. Senior’s discounts. Free estimates. 250-216-7502.

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PAINTING

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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.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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

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✫ DON’S PAINTING ✫ (250)479-8748. 30 years exp. Free Est. Quality Interiors.

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

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HOUSE & Yard repairs. no job too small. OAP Discounts, free est. Andy, 250-886-3383.

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

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn care. Comm/Res. Aerating, power raking, landscape design, all planting, river rock & patio stones, yard clean-up. New lawn - sod & seed.

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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 Wes 250-812-7774. PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-888-1221.

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PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.

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

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✓Garbage Removal ✓O.A.P Rates Attics, Basements, Compost, Construction Clean up, Demolition

THE STUCCOMAN- All types of Stucco/Painting. Repairs, additions, renovations. Free est. Dan, 250-391-9851.

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ALLSTAR MOVING Delivery Service. From $59. Free local travel. Call (250)818-2699.

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

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

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HomeFinder

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES IN BUYING AND SELLING YOUR HOME The Victoria News is looking to help tell your stories about buying and selling your home. Homefinder is available to househunters and real estate agents with unique stories. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a senior couple looking to downsize, contact us to share your story and it just might help someone else going through one of the biggest events of their lives. You can call reporter Don Denton at 250480-3264 or email editor@ vicnews.com to share your ideas.

Do you have a house-hunting story or building experience you’d like to share with us? Email: editor@ vicnews.com To advertise in HomeFinder, call Oliver Sommer at Email: osommer@ blackpress.ca

Find a place to call home

GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE »

208/680 » 357/1,234 » 4,108/4,965 »

NET UNCONDITIONAL SALES/ TOTAL, JUNE 2015 NEW LISTINGS/ TOTAL, JUNE 2015 ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS/ TOTAL, JUNE 2015

VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD| See local real estate statistics at VREB.org

Realtors have information at their fingertips Dan Ebenal News Staff

Victoria’s scorching real estate market is putting an even greater emphasis on potential buyers being ready to close the deal. The Victoria Real Estate Board reports a total of 905 properties were sold across the region in May, a 26.8 per cent increase over the 714 properties sold in May 2014. “May was another great month for local real estate. It’s been a very active month for sales and listings, and we continue to see consumer confidence in our market as people continue to purchase properties,” said Victoria Real Estate Board president Guy Crozier. “We’ve not seen this many sales in May since 2007 when we saw 963 properties sell in the month.” Oak Bay realtor Cassie Kangas said the potential for a quick sale is yet another reason for buyers to be preapproved and ready to close the deal. “Knowing the house you’re looking at may have an offer the first day, you need to have everything ready. Could be the difference between getting it or not,” said the realtor with DFH Real Estate. Kangas points to a house that had come on the market on a Saturday morning, she took her clients to see it that same afternoon. “We were in the house when the realtor phoned me to say ‘My clients are on their way to the office, there’s already two offers’,” she recalled. “We hadn’t even looked in the basement yet. You have to be prepared, because if you’re not you’re not going to get it.” Having financing in place is just one of the areas where realtors can assist their clients in buying or selling their home. “The big thing is that every house is different, and there is information you need when selling your house.” Kangas said she regularly needs to

Dan Ebenal /News staff

Cassie Kangas looks over the lot plans for a home. Realtors can help identify potential complications in the sale and purchase of a home. come up with information on items such as building permits, zoning and bylaw information. “We need to have so much information. People who try to sell their houses by themselves don’t understand the questions that are going to come up so they don’t have all that information at their fingertips all the time, and they don’t know where to get it,” said Kangas. She said permits can be a major issue that can have serious ramifications on the sale of a house. “People do work without permits

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or they just don’t know what kind of permits are required,” she said. “If someone does come and inspect your house for some reason and they realize you have done all this work incorrectly, they can make you take it out.” She said checking for possible oil tanks on a property is another issue that should be investigated before a sale, along with going over strata documentation. Kangas advises going over a strata’s rules, bylaws, 24 months of minutes as well as any depreciation reports.

“There could be an assessment coming the next year for $60,000 and you’re on the hook for it. You have to read that stuff,” she said. Kangas said it’s important for realtors to have good relationships with local governments as well as those in the banking and legal fields in order to address any issues that may arise. “There’s stuff that buyers have no idea they should be asking and there’s stuff that sellers have no idea they should be disclosing. We’re here to know all that.” editor@vicnews.com

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NEWS

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JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2015

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402-1015 Pandora Avenue MLS 344423, Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Robyn Hamilton, 250-384-8124

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2486 Sinclair Road Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty G-349 Foul Bay Rd., $599,900 Julie Rust, 250-385-2033 MLS 349238, Sunday 2-4 1-1080 Greenridge Cres, Pemberton Holmes $492,000 Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600 203-1040 Southgate St., MLS 352274, Sunday 2-4 $274,900 Sotheby’s International Realty MLS 350200, Saturday 11-1 OAK BAY Pemberton Holmes 24 Sylvan Lane, $1,699,000 Canada Glynis MacLeod, 250-661-7232 Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600 MLS 351834, Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty 2-3955 Oakwinds Street 1-225 Vancouver St., Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736 Saturday 11-1 $529,000 Newport Realty MLS 352077, Saturday 2-4 1016 Hampshire Road, Julie Rust, 250-385-2033 Pemberton Holmes $679,000 Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600 MLS 352297, Saturday 2:30-4:30 301-3880 Quadra Street RE/MAX Camosun MLS 349451, Saturday 1-3 548 Agnes Street, $519,000 Daniel Clover, 250-507-5459 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden, 250-589-0248 945 Falkland Road, $669,000 Deborah Piper, 250-477-5353 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 4892 Lochside Drive 101-640 Michigan St., Glen Myles, 250-385-2033 Saturday 2-4 From $399,000 Newport Realty Daily 12-5 Chard Developments VIEW ROYAL Julie Rust, 250-385-2033 250-383-2999 7 Price Road, $659,888 MLS 351830, Saturday 2:30-4:30 2336 Hollyhill Place, 11-840 Craigflower Rd., RE/MAX Camosun $879,999 $200,000 April Prinz, 250-744-3301 MLS 350924, Saturday 2-4 MLS 351197, Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Pemberton Holmes ESQUIMALT Robyn Hamilton, 250-384-8124 Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600 10-850 Parklands Drive 2489 Cadboro Heights Lane 2022 Romney Rd. $1,089,000 $345,000 Sunday 2-4 MLS 350486 MLS 348422, Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033 Sukhmeet Grewal, 250-704-9794 Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736 102-1120 McClure St., $425,500 MLS 348642, Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Lorraine Stundon, 250-812-0642

3923 Orchard Lane, $379,900 MLS 352048 Sat. & Sun.1-3 RE/MAX Alliance Karen Love, 250-818-8522

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2693 Azalea Lane, $334,900 MLS 350363, Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kevin Starling, 250-889-4577

2836 Murray Drive, $895,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-483-3562 454 Ker Avenue, $545,000 MLS 352293, Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-592-4422 1060 Laburnum Road, $689,900 MLS 349519, Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

7182 West Saanich Road., From $364,500 Saturday & Sunday 1-4, Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Murray Lawson, 250-477-5353

301-3234 Holgate Lane, $519,900 MLS 351136, Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

11012 Oriole Ln, $1,149,000 MLS 350397, Sunday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath & Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

3375 Turnstone Drive, $419,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

10217 Surfside Pl. $1,668,000 927 Lobo Vale, $384,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. MLS 346525, Sunday 2-4 Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003 Jonesco Real Estate Inc. 250-655-7653 Ian Heath & Marilyn Ball #103-611 Goldstream Avenue, 41 Lurline Avenue, $499,900 $287,900 MLS 351505, Sunday 1-3 WEST SHORE MLS 345925, Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty 740 Travino Lane 201-755 Goldstream Avenue, Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Troy Petersen, 250-858-1134 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141 $319,900 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty MLS 348158 Sat. 12-3 & Sun. 1-4 Scott Munro, 250-477-5353 310 & 312-1395 SAANICH Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bear Mountain $349,900 PENINSULA Alan Wiggins, 250-507-2759 104-3244 Seaton Street, 2030 Salem Terrace, Saturday 1-3 $159,000 $719,000 3351 Wishart Road, $419,900 Sutton Group West Coast Realty MLS 351797, Sunday 2-4 MLS 351877, Sunday 2-4 Troy Petersen, 250-858-1134 Saturday 11-1 RE/MAX Camosun Newport Realty DFH Real Estate Ltd. Marsha Crawford, 250-744-3301 26-172 Belmont Road, Gordon Lee, 250-385-2033 Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003 $339,900 3912 Carey Road, From 3183-2600 Ferguson Road, Sunday 11-1 3692 Wild Country Lane, $249,900 $259,000 DFH Real Estate Ltd. $734,900 Saturday - Monday 1-5 MLS 345119, Sunday 2-4 Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003 MLS 349954, Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty 250-744-4441 Jonesco Real Estate Inc. Pemberton Holmes Sheila Aujla & Sophak Sim Ian Heath & Marilyn Ball, Greg Long, 250-384-8124 SOOKE 250-655-7653 21-1976 Glenidle Road, #302-4536 Viewmont Avenue, $157,000 $295,000 7859 Scohon Drive, $549,000 593 Latoria Road, From $299,000 MLS 345782, Sunday 1-3 MLS 349428, Sunday 1-3 MLS 350458, Sunday 1-3 Sat. & Sun.1-4 Pemberton Holmes Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pemberton Holmes Ltd. RE/MAX Camosun Greg Long, 250-384-8124 Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141 Anna Bjelde, 250-888-9001 Ron Phillips, 250-655-0608 1230 Burnside Rd. West, $414,900 MLS 348120, Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kevin Starling, 250-889-4577

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Crossover cruising in Beautiful BC Exploring beautiful British ing Isto explore Salt Spring Columbia for the first time land. At this point, it was should be enjoyed in the time for my father to get comfort and views offered his hands on the wheel by a high-end sport-utility to see what the RDX was vehicle. “really made of.” Having recently moved to Our joint verdict is the the province from Nova RDX offers great hanThe pleasure of Scotia, it was time for my dling with an agile yet cruising the coastline secure feel – the vehicle parents to make their first was amplified by the integrates Amplitude trek to this side of the country, so the pressure Reactive Dampers that views offered from was on to find an appropri- the RDX’s raised analyze the driver’s ate vehicle to show off my input against the road stance. new ‘home’. conditions to adjust the A 2015 Acura RDX was drive to the road you’re Hayley Thomas available in the media travelling. fleet: Its 273-horsepowLike most dads, mine er, 3.5 litre V-6 engine, along with never needs directions. However, when a 6-speed automatic transmission, we were on our way to the Saturday persuaded me it would get us where we Market we “somehow” ended up on a needed to go. dead-end back road. Luckily, the GPS My parents, Nadine and George Thomnavigation system gave my mum a as, started their trip in Vancouver, in the much-needed break from map reading. heart of the city. On the first evening I The system has the ability to pinpoint offered to take them for a drive around your location almost anywhere in North town to show them the hot spots. The America, and is equipped with two RDX offers soft leather seats featuring options of relaying your route: either by 8-way power adjustability, coupled with voice or a real-time moving map. This a very sleek and stylish exterior, which feature is a sure-fire way of ensuring incorporates an aerodynamic efficient you get to where you need to go, while body. To say we felt cool driving it removing any second-guessing from the through the city, with music pumping equation. from the 360-watt audio system, is an We continued our adventures on Vanunderstatement. couver Island from Nanaimo through Within a few days, we were on our way the Vancouver Island mountain ranges.

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At this point, I once again took over driving without the hassle of re-setting my seat preferences; the settings were conveniently programmed into the seat position memory. Once back on the road I really put the pedal to the metal – the acceleration was brisk and delivered plenty of power. With that much power, typically comes a hefty bill at the gas station, and not because of all the ice cream sandwiches purchased there. However, a comparison check shows the RDX offers fuel efficiency is rivalled by very few luxury SUVs. Given the often-steep gas prices we see these days, the RDX’s fuel economy on average is 10.6 litres/100 km, allowing motorists to enjoy summer drives guilt-free. The pleasure of cruising the coastline was amplified by the views offered from the RDX’s raised stance. Driving as the sun dipped below the horizon meant it was time to open the moonroof. The

Crashes involving cyclists increase in spring/summer as ridership increases when B.C. weather is dry and warm. Do your part to help share our roads safely. When you’re driving, watch out for cyclists— especially in intersections—and be ready to yield to them.

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As Audi perfects its autonomous driving technology, it’s using ‘deep learning’ to train computers to imitate the human brain. This breakthrough played a critical role for a recent 885-kilometre autonomous-drive of “Jack,” the Audi A7 Sedan from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. The deep learning process is at the centre of a drive to produce a commercially available vehicle that can pilot itself to any destination with little human help. Audi is cooperating with such key suppliers as NVIDIA, the digital-tech company based in Santa Clara, California, to create a vehicle computer the way human brains process new information. To understand the concept, think of the car’s way of learning as being similar to that of child. Caregivers teach a baby to identify things perceived with senses: a circle, a square, colors. Object edges are very important in this process.

The edges form meaningful, distinct shapes, which the brain starts to recognize. A fire truck is red, has a certain shape and wheels, but at first, the baby might think all trucks are fire engines. Then the child learns to differentiate between different kinds of trucks. The car technology enables pixels to be generated by camera images, in a similar way to how the human eyeball transfers images to the brain. The Audi processor, about the size of a tablet PC and powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, analyzes every frame of video that comes in, and

it senses edges which it groups into shapes. It learns that the shapes are objects then learns to differentiate those objects. This artificial intelligence enables the Audi processor to detect, for instance, features such as eyes, a nose and mouth, and it figures out that they all fit into a face. It also allows vehicles to detect and identify other vehicles. All of this information goes into a database to foster future advances in such recognition. With every kilometre travelled, the car gets smarter. But it takes more than terabytes of such data to make for

successful autonomous driving. The data has to be processed very quickly: 30 video frames a second. The information must be transmitted, recognized, processed, analyzed – and provide a reaction – almost instantaneously, in case a driver is encountering dangerous conditions. That’s why one of the most important objectives of deep learning is to ensure that every bit of object recognition is embedded in the processor in the vehicle itself and is not dependent on the internet cloud. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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