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Local housing issues different than downtown West Shore municipalities may not be facing the same challenges with homelessness, council members say Katherine Engqvist News Gazette staff

A Victoria-driven proposal to end visible homelessness in the region may not be the ultimate solution for all municipalities. Elected officials from the West Shore are voicing concerns over being potentially included in a plan to levy a $11 per household fee to cover operating costs of new housing units for the region’s chronically homeless. They also indicated that a downtownfocused plan may not address issues prominent in West Shore communities. Langford Coun. Denise Blackwell, who chairs the city’s planning, zoning and affordable housing committee, hadn’t seen any information on the proposal announced by Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps earlier this week, let alone any statistics or figures to support it, other than some councillors’ remarks. “I think it’s unfortunate … they put it out there before it went to the CRD,” Blackwell said. Blackwell, who represents Langford on the Capital Regional District and Capital Regional Hos-

pital boards, said Langford has its own housing strategy because the West Shore is often faced with different issues than municipalities closer to the core. “We have an affordable housing program we’ve been running for a number of years where people get to buy a house,” she said. “It’s been quite successful.” Homelessness is “not something that’s front and centre in Langford,” she added, noting that the City was more focused on addressing the issue of accessibility to affordable housing for its residents. Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton voiced similar concerns, that housing issues on the West Shore don’t necessarily coincide with those downtown. She also noted that her city is not a member of the CRD’s affordable housing program because of differing objectives. “We weren’t seeing an opportunity there,” she said. Hamilton said research suggests that Colwood has a more pressing issue of children being over represented in the homeless population, and it has taken a position to target those causes.

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Robbie and Terry Groves feed and operate an old-fashioned corn shelling machine at last year’s Luxton Fall Fair. The event runs today through Sunday at the Luxton Fairgrounds.

Fair offers glimpse into history Weekend agri-fair includes popular midway, truck & tractor pulls Arnold Lim News Gazette staff

The Luxton Fall Fair might be glittering a little more than past years. Running today (Sept. 18) through Sunday at the Luxton Fairgrounds, the fair shines the spotlight on the strong women of the gold rush and offers enough of a different hue to set this year’s family friendly event apart from

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past fairs, says a volunteer with the Metchosin Farmers Institute. “I have been in the mining industry for half my life and I had never heard of these women and what they accomplished,” said Bruce Chaytor. “It’s not (told as) part of our history … It will be an interesting eye-opener for people.” The Heritage Museum on the fairgrounds features a full exhibit on Women in Mining featuring books, information and artifacts spotlighting such people as Nellie Cashman, the “Miner’s Angel” who used much of the fortune she made for philanthropic efforts, including helping the Sisters of St. Ann build St. Joseph’s

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Jacqueline Ellis is celebrating 10 years of yoga and 10 years of fundraising. The View Royal resident and owner of Bikram Yoga West Shore in Colwood said one of the best things about being out here is being surrounded by people who are so willing to put community first. That commitment is what drives her efforts, including a weekly yoga session called the Karma Class. “A lot of people can’t afford a lot of things these days,” Ellis said. “If someone comes in and has nothing, we are not going to turn them away.” The Karma classes are run by an experienced instructor and admission is by donation, all of which goes toward causes that have included BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Baby Molly Campbell and family and KidSport. Notably the funds raised went to help one of their yoga students, Subha Gill. “(Subha and I) were both students at Bikram Yoga for six or seven months before pain started in her leg and she

wasn’t able to do a lot of the poses anymore,” said Gill’s mother, Jeevan Sohi. “It was Jacqueline that recommended one of her chiropractors to see Subha. Through that we were able to find that she had bone cancer.” Being diagnosed with a painful cancer similar to what claimed Terry Fox, forced the UVic student to pull out of school and begin chemotherapy five days before her 20th birthday. Six months in, her doctor said there was nothing more they could do. “When you are going through something as devastating as watching your child die in front of you, you tend not to think about anything else,” an emotional Sohi said. That support included a financial contribution from the Karma Class and a yogathon at the local studio. The events helped raise more then $2,000 for the family’s expenses, including medication for Gill as she endured the challenging cancer treatments that eventually left her bedridden. Ten months after being diagnosed, she passed away on June 25, 2012. “It was really unbelievable

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Jacqueline Ellis has been involved in fundraisers with her yoga studio, Bikram Yoga West Shore, for more than a decade raising more than $20,000. how people came into our lives who we had briefly met or didn’t know at all … It was very overwhelming for us,” Sohi said. “I remember Subha saying when she got better she was going to repay everything everyone did for her. It just never (got better).” Sohi keeps her daughter’s spirit alive by giving back the way the community rallied around her family, as her daughter fought for her life. In all, she received more than $20,000 from various fundraisers, but Subhi passed away so quickly they only used $1,500. The rest was earmarked for an annual $2,500 Spectrum Community School dance scholarship in Gill’s name. In addition, every year Sohi and her family donate and serve a lunch at

Our Place in downtown Victoria on Subha’s birthday. The Karma Class at Ellis’ studio also continues and the long-time yoga practitioner said she is always on the lookout for more causes to support. She never has to look for long, because those who take the class brings ideas to her. With more than $20,000 raised over the 10 years the studio has been in business, Ellis looks forward to seeing that giving trend continue. Bikram Yoga West Shore, 201-2657 Wilfert Rd. off Wale Rd., hosts their 10-year anniversary celebration this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 19-20) with free classes, door prizes and more. For more info visit bikramwestshore.com. alim@goldstreamgazette.com

West Shore Fox Run a family legacy Katherine Engqvist News Gazette staff

Thirty-five years ago, Terry Fox was halted on his marathon run across Canada. While he was never able to continue on his quest, communities have banded together every year to continue his legacy of raising awareness and funds for cancer research. The West Shore is no exception. “Cancer has been a part of my family since before I was born,” said West Shore Terry Fox Run event organizer Courtney Hill. “I truly believe in what Terry Fox has started… We need to find a

cure for cancer.” Organizing this event is a family tradition that began back in 1995. Hill’s father, Langford resident Dave Hill, saw an article in the Gazette stating the run didn’t have an organizer that year and would be cancelled. He couldn’t stand the thought of it, Courtney said, so he took on the event and organized it up until 2012, when his own battle with cancer was lost. “I couldn’t see the run being cancelled,” she said. “It was just a family thing.” Following in her father’s footsteps, she took on organizing the event with support from her family and a few close friends. This is Hill’s fourth year

at the helm, but she missed last year’s event as she was in Ottawa for a ceremony honouring her father as a fallen firefighter. She said his cancer was determined to be workrelated. “I’ll be back at it until we find a cure,” Hill said. This year’s run takes place on Sunday (Sept. 20) at its new location at Royal Roads University. No prior registration is required, with it taking place the morning of the event at 9 a.m., outside the recreation centre. Participation is by donation and after an official warmup of the hokey-pokey, the run will begin at 10 a.m. Events for the day will conclude with a BBQ.

Hill said every year roughly the same core group of 80 to 110 people come out for the event, but she hopes the venue change will inspire more families to join in. She said the new site will also be able to accommodate everyone and will give participants the option of completing a 10-kilometre, 5K or 1K route. All of the runs are non-competitive and are open to anyone wishing to join, including those with dogs, strollers, bikes, rollerblades and confined to wheelchairs. “The foundation relies on volunteers.” She said because of that, $0.84 of every $1 raised goes to cancer research. katie@goldstreamgazette.com

Julia Sahota could be saving a lot of money on shampoo come October. On Sept. 30 when the Tour de Rock riders visit Millstream elementary for the first time, the gymnasium floor may well be littered with the principal’s hair. If it means the school raised $5,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Tour de Rock to make it happen, Sahota wouldn’t have it any other way. “I haven’t had short hair in a long time, but it is just hair. It will grow back,” she said. Following her lead, 210 excited students, many of whom have pledged to empty piggy banks and take on additional chores to earn the money needed to reach the goal, have taken on the challenge of raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. The grand prize? An opportunity to send children with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. “(Opportunities like this) give children an understanding of the needs of life beyond themselves and they can be empowered to make life better for others,” Sahota said. “I think for our students it’s a valuable lesson to learn as a young person and be a community member and a community leader. You can’t start that too young, as far as I am concerned.” The fundraising has already begun and continues today (Sept. 18), with students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 hosting a bottle drive. Another fundraiser encourages students to buy a strip of duct tape to stick the school’s viceprincipal to a climbing apparatus, and raffle tickets are being sold with the prizes concert tickets to the Barenaked Ladies, the Tenors and Kelly Clarkson. There’s even an ongoing run before lunchtimes in which students’ run distances will be totalled as a way to match the 1,000-kilometre route of the Tour de Rock journey. “My brother-in-law died of childhood cancer; he fought the fight for a good five years. As a family we were with him and we weren’t able to save him and he passed away as a young adolescent,” Sahota said. “I have also had children in (our schools) fighting for their lives, and fortunately the students I do know survived … But we know from personal experience, not all do.” Julia’s husband, Central Saanich police Sgt. Dillon Sahota, is riding in this year’s tour, the proceeds from which will help fund future medical advances. If today’s technology were available 20 years ago, Julia said, it could have made a difference for her brother-in-law, so she endeavours to help further those the advances and do so hand-in-hand with the students at her school. “When you give to someone else you are giving from your heart … For children, they are really engaged that they can do something.” alim@goldstreamgazette.com

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Running for office was only a matter of time for David Merner, who is representing the Liberal party in the newly defined Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. From his time as a political science major in university to his current role as the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Office in B.C.’s Ministry of Justice, Merner has been heavily involved with the provincial and federal Liberal parties. The 53-year-old has also been an observer at two of the biggest presidential elections in modern history: 2006 in Haiti and 2014 in Ukraine. “There were certainly security risks and concerns,” says Merner of both situations. “But people were also so grateful that Canadians were there to help.” Haiti was particularly moving, as people walked long distances to vote, some through the night. “They filled their ballots by candlelight,” Merner said. “You can see how important democracy is to them. They take it seriously [because] they know what it’s like to lose democracy. It’s very inspiring and a reminder of how lucky we are.” A father and a husband,

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Merner and his wife, human rights lawyer Annemieke Holthuis, have raised four daughters in Victoria. The youngest, 12, attends Ecole Victor Brodeur. Their 18-yearold is doing a one-year program at Mahindra College in India (part of the United World College family of schools, which includes Metchosin’s Pearson College). Meanwhile their oldest, a pair of 20-year-old twins, are in university, one in pre-medical school at Queen’s and the other environmental studies at Dalhousie. “Still one at home, but it’s the start of empty-nest syndrome,” joked Merner. “Previously we had been so

busy driving around.” Before he worked in the justice industry Merner started at Harvard University and ended up doing a masters at Oxford University in the 1980s, where, little known to Canadians, he played hockey for the Oxford Blues. “It was a semi-pro league, we played in the [traditional] Oxford versus Cambridge [rivalry],” Merner said. “The fans loved it, they wanted Slapshot, they wanted all that bad behaviour, it was something else.” To this day Merner still plays hockey three times a week, including twice in the morning before work. reporter@saanichnews.com

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the capital costs of building the units, estimated at $50 million, and a suggestion of an annual “It’s taxpayers’ dollars and they only go so far,” provincial government contribution of $7.73 million for operating costs of the support services Hamilton said. Helps, who co-chairs the Greater Victoria Coali- required to help assist in maintaining stable housing. Annual costs, after the deduction tion to End Homelessness, joined of social assistance payments, are estiVictoria councillors Ben Isitt and Jermated at $2.08 million, or the equivaemy Loveday this week in proposing lent to $11.18 per household per year a regional funding plan to eliminate if levied regionally. visible homelessness within the CapVictoria council was set to discuss ital Region by 2018. The levy would the proposal for the Regional Housbe added to property owners’ annual ing First Strategy on Thursday, after Capital Regional Hospital District conthe Gazette’s press deadline. If countribution. cil approved the recommendations “Housing is not something that the proposal will be forwarded to the municipalities should take on,” Helps chairs of the Capital Regional Hospital said in a news release. “But in the District board and the Capital Regional absence of leadership from the federal District board. government, residents of the region The City of Victoria has been the can no longer sit by, as people – par- Carol Hamilton centre of controversy in recent ticularly those with mental health and addictions issues – suffer on our streets. Enough months surrounding what is the most appropriate response to homelessness, including options for talk. Now is the time for action.” The Regional Housing First Strategy is looking micro-housing and temporary tenting areas. katie@goldstreamgazette.com to build 367 units of new housing with support services. That figure represents the number of chronic shelter users requiring housing, as estimated by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The proposal suggests that the Capital Regional Hospital District serves as the lead agency with partnerships with social service providers and local, provincial and federal authorities. Also included in the proposal was a request to the federal government for a contribution towards Continued from Page A1

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Fall Fair roster full of activities, demonstrations Continued from Page A1

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There’s a Truck and Tractor Pull at noon on Saturday and Sunday, a homemade clay-baking kiln baking food and offering samples, a display showing off local agricultural equipment from the 1800s and early 1900s, cooperage and blacksmithing demonstrations, children’s gold panning, the popular midway and much more. “Happy Valley is going through some interesting changes …  Each change has brought in different dynamics to our community (through development),” Chaytor said. “(With) all our new neighbours there has got to be an opportunity for them to meet and develop a connection to where they are living.” The former Institute vice-president said volunteers with the society, which stages the annual fall and spring fairs, spend much of their time focusing on the betterment of community and the promotion of agriculture. He hopes area residents, as well as those from around the Capital Region and beyond, come to take it all in. “You have to know where you are coming from so you can appreciate where you are going,” Chaytor said. “Come out and enjoy one of the most economical sources of entertainment (on) this end of the Island.” For more information visit luxtonfair.ca. alim@goldstreamgazette.com

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Tech advances get us talking News earlier this week that Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May would use Twitter to participate, in real time, in yesterday’s federal leaders debate on the economy – an event she wasn’t invited to – got us thinking about how technology has drastically changed the way people communicate. Using various forms of social media for political reasons is only one way people have used these and other tools to reach the masses. We’ve seen charitable organizations undertake fundraising campaigns to tap into the multitudes of people online at any given time. In a similar vein, individuals raising money for all manner of ventures, both business and personal, have achieved success through crowdfunding. Both of those examples illustrate a broadening of the conversation around whatever cause for which the funds are being raised. From a news perspective, social media has given us a larger window on the world, as people post alternative-sourced stories rather than solely relying on our traditional outlets. On a more personal level, students overseas are easily able to take university level courses, thus participating in a global learning environment. We were struck this week at how China-based alumni from Royal Roads University, many of whom had never been to the Colwood campus, enjoyed face-toface discussions with local grads during the school’s Global Alumni Weekend. This after engaging in mostly online learning scenarios with fellow team members in Greater Victoria and elsewhere on the continent (see story in today’s Gazette). Drilling down further, people have been using such software as Facetime on iPhones, or Skype through their computers or phones – military families are frequent users – to bridge the miles. May’s example is the latest to show how technology has allowed us all to “crash the party” without even being there. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor 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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Langford could be more senior friendly It seems that in spite of all Langford has to offer seniors, there are still some of us who are more or less on the outside looking in as it were. While visiting family in Saskatoon this year, I was surprised to see that the city provided apartments for seniors 55-over, where no one is left out. It offers the choice to purchase or to rent with the amount based on one’s income. These units also include most utilities and offer such things as a puzzle table, knitting room and music room, as well as a book room. These are very important as seniors, like all ages, enjoy being among peers. So, Im’m puzzled as to why Langford does not offer similar services for seniors. Personally, I feel as well as it benefitting those of us who are residents of Langford, it would also make it more inviting for seniors of other parts of Canada or elsewhere to be able to live here. Langford truly is a beautiful place to live. Hopefully one day it will be “senior friendly” in all ways. Mary Mackinnon Langford

Western society becoming helpless Re: Urban society slides into helplessness (B.C. Views, Sept. 9) I couldn’t agree more with your article on how we now need the government or some other entity to look out for us every day all day.

I believe the term for it is “learned helplessness.” Lloyd Jenkins Langford

Time to focus on refugees and housing the homeless I am delighted to see the premier take a positive position on the Syrian refugee crisis. Sadly it is too little far too late. Courageous men and women have been struggling for years to reach our shores and yet it wasn’t until a major tragedy shocked the world that the free nations acted. Shame! Far from being a drain on resources, refugees are a great asset. They create an immediate stimulus to the economy. Over time the new energy and skills they bring with them create even more economic stimulus and a larger tax base to provide increased services to all. Canada could accommodate 10 million newcomers without denting our land base or resources. What conscience-awakening tragedy will it take before all levels of government stop the mindnumbing talk about ending the disgrace of our own homelessness problem here in one of the most affluent countries on earth? These are not strangers. These are our own sons and daughters, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and yes perhaps for some even a mother or a father. Our civic governments squander countless thousands on pop-up toilets and rainbow crosswalks and

authorize scandalous overages of millions of dollars on an illconceived bridge project. The total of all these needless expenditures, if applied to addressing the needs of the homeless, would have seen the majority of these less fortunate individuals adequately housed and some at least on the road to a new and productive beginning. Why must we wait until another dead body shocks our social conscience before we stop talking and act? Raym Forbes Victoria

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OPINION Invest in local teams, athletes Sports play a huge part in the casual fans I spoke to couldn’t fabric of south Vancouver Island name a single player on the team, even though they won it communities. all. While some people The Victoria love their lacrosse, Shamrocks, Victoria I would love to see Grizzlies, Victoria even more support HarbourCats, Victoria for what I believe are Royals, Westshore some of the toughest Rebels and numerous athletes out there. other teams based The women’s here have proven to sevens national rugby provide important team, ranked number opportunities and two in the world and goals for youth. They fresh off a dominating can give athletes a Arnold Lim sweep of their games chance to compete Minority Report in the Pan Am Games at a high level, learn in Toronto, en route the discipline it to Canadian Gold, takes to do so, earn is another example of local scholarships or offer others a excellence. They have qualified chance to have fun by being for the Rio 2016 Olympic a fan. They give our youth an Games, they have their eyes on avenue to look up to other than a computer screen, whether it is a medal and their team boasts the best women in the world as an athlete or as a fan. – and they train right here in If the Vancouver Canucks Langford. How many of their were consistently competitive players can you name? challenging for the Stanley Money is tight and it’s never Cup year after year, could you easy to spend unless it’s imagine the interest level they justified. But consider the value would generate from hockey of our youth seeing excellence fans across British Columbia? I believe if the best athletes in in their own back yard. What is an opportunity to see the best their respective sports are able in the world compete at the to compete at the highest level, highest level worth to you? they deserve our support. Have you ever wondered In fact, there is a team on the West Shore that played for their what that support is worth to these amazing athletes, third consecutive Canadian many of whom do it more championship right here in for the love of the game than Colwood, but many haven’t the money? Many have jobs taken an opportunity to watch and supplement their modest them play. athletic income. Many also The Victoria Shamrocks travel here from out of province, brought their 14-4 regular and most don’t get much in the season record and 8-0 playoff way of financial support despite record into the finals at The being in the top of their class. Q Centre, having earned the I was always more an arts right to compete for the Mann person than a sporty person Cup, the lacrosse version of the growing up, but as a father of Stanley Cup. While fans packed two young children I see the the arena for that series, many

importance of sport in a way I never considered before. That is especially important with the increase of our youth being glued to electronic devices for too many hours in the day. Believe me, I know, because I have been part of the problem. That is not to say these devices have no value, that huge multi-billion dollar organizations or pro sports teams don’t deserve support as well, or even that supporting sports is more important than supporting anything else. There are many organizations that deserve our support. I enjoy NHL hockey and Toronto Blue Jays win streaks as much as the next person. Believe me, I hope to wave my towel to their successes even though I know those players get paid more per game than I make in a year. What I am saying is, we should consider supporting local franchises and athletes. They deserve our respect as much as any other top-tier performers in the world and just happen to compete in our own back yard. Without a doubt, there are many more than the ones I have listed here. Local ticket prices are reasonable, writing letters of encouragement are free and cheers cost only the effort it takes to make them heard. I believe, these athletes will appreciate and reciprocate the support in a way that you may not appreciate today. Who knows, your children’s ticket might be an investment in their future health without them realizing it. Now isn’t that an financial risk worth taking? alim@goldstreamagazette.com

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acting in full character. Last year’s event sold out, so organizers encourage interested participants to purchase tickets early. Tickets are available at the main entrance kiosk during the Fort’s operational hours daily

the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association putting on this fundraising event. Members will showcase several important scenes from local history and illustrate how people lived, while dressed in period costumes and

the gun batteries by lantern light and watch re-enactors in uniform transform the area back to periods between 1897 to 1956. Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7:00 until 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, with members of

Take a trip back in time and embark on an exclusive guided tour of Fort Rodd Hill after dark with the annual Lantern Tour. Embrace the sounds, smells and surprises as you are whisked away on this journey. Discover

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Certain conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Representative Financing Example: Financing offer available on approved credit (OAC), on a new Forte Sedan LX MT (FO541F) with a selling price of $17,652 is based on monthly payments of $174 for 84 months at 0% with a $0 down payment, $0 security deposit and first monthly payment due at finance inception. Offer also includes $3,000 cash discount. Other taxes, registration, insurance and licensing fees are excluded. *Cash Purchase Price for the new 2015 Optima LX AT (OP742F)/2015 Sportage 2.4L LX AT FWD (SP752F)/2015 Optima Hybrid LX (OP74AF) is $21,452/$23,032/$24,752 and includes a cash discount of $5,000/$4,000/$7,000 including $6,000 cash discount and $1,000 ECO credit. Dealer may sell for less. Other taxes, registration, insurance and licensing fees are excluded. 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Study based on responses from 84,367 U.S. new-vehicle owners, measuring 244 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of U.S. owners surveyed from February to May 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. The 2015 Rio/2015 Forte/2015 Rondo were awarded with the Clef d’or “Best in Class” by L’Annuel de l’automobile 2015. Visit www.annuelauto.com for all the details. The 2016 Sorento/2015 Optima/2015 Sedona/2015 Soul were awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for model year 2016/2015/2015/2015. U.S. models tested. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). 2015 Kia Soul awarded ALG Residual Value Award for highest resale value in its class. Based on ALG’s residual value forecast for the 2015 model year. ALG is the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, www.alg.com. The all-new 2016 Kia Sorento was awarded the ‘iF Design Award’ for its outstanding design. The ‘iF Design Award’ is one of the world’s most important prizes for excellence in design, www.ifdesign.de. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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West Shore news

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A brush fire consuming marijuana plants, vandalism to signs in Metchosin, a 57-year-old power lifter coming out of retirement and two separate incidents of public nudity are among this week’s headlines pulled from past Goldstream News Gazette editions.

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Colwood Fire Department responds to a brush fire near Esquimalt Lagoon, only to discover that blackberries weren’t the only plants going up in smoke. Firefighters arrive to discover the charred remnants of marijuana. The grow operation was a small one, just enough for personal consumption, but the investigation continues. Also making news the week of Sept. 18, 2005: A family of a Langford man shot and killed by West Shore RCMP is seeking

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Ball tourney honours M’s player A fallen teammate is being remembered this weekend as the Victoria Mariners host the second annual Zack Downey Memorial Tournament at Layritz Park. Langford native Downey, who loved baseball perhaps more than any of the sports he played, passed away in May 2014 of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The ball club instituted the tournament and a scholarship in his name last year. This year’s fall ball event will see two divisions, one for senior premier teams and another for bantam squads. Play got underway yesterday as five bantam teams, including the hosts; and six senior squads, including the Mariners and Victoria Eagles, began the quest for their respective trophies. Both divisions will play six-inning championship games on Sunday, the bantams at 1:30 p.m. and the seniors at 3 p.m. A special ceremony will take place Sunday just before the senior final. The Mariners club will present the Downey family with a bronze memorial plaque that will have a permanent home at the Mariners’ home field, Henderson Park. For a full list of game times for both divisions, visit victoriamariners.com and find the Zack Downey Tournament listed under the schedules dropdown bar. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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With September in mid-swing, a traditional rite of fall has descended upon Western Speedway: it’s championship season. Tomorrow night (Sept. 19) the demo cars and trucks, bombers, mini figure 8s, hornets and Capital City Drifting wind up their season with one final points event to help determine who takes home all the marbles. Qualifying gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with racing underway at 6:30.

to Reside in the trophy dash and Lockhart in the heat race. Constantine won a three-car battle to take the mini stock main, edging second-place finisher Ryan Patterson by mere inches, while Alex Mouner was close behind in third. Following them in order were Lois Pollard-Grant, Matt Szauer, Stu Ferguson, Jeremy Waksel and Caleb VanBree. Justin Woodske opened the night with the fast qualifying time of 19.449 seconds, after which Waksel scored victory in the trophy dash and Mouner got the win in the heat race. Jenson enjoyed a big lead by the finish of the Old Time Racers finale, easily crossing the line ahead of Duane Zeinstra and Joe Dardengo, who were tangled in a

Last Saturday there were points titles on the line in five other race classes. Chris McInerney, Sean Constantine, George Jenson, Brandon French and Dave Emmerson captured their respective 25-lap season-ending feature main event races. Points leader McInerney held off a challenge from Brenden Moore to collect the stock car win in their feature main. Well back in third was Dave Reside, followed closely by Kyle Cottam, while Wayne Hart was a number of car lengths back in fifth. Meghan McCollum, Mark Lockhart and Tyler Clough rounded out the finishing field. Cottam began the night qualifying fastest with a time of 18.670 seconds. Warmup race wins went

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It’s not a subject everyone is comfortable talking about – but Brian Williams is willing to speak up to encourage people to live healthier and to help others catch cancer early. Williams, 71, is a bladder cancer survivor and now speaks on behalf of the Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk, the an event happening Sept. 26. He says the issue tends to be quite personal for some people, not unlike how it was with prostate cancer – until people found the courage to talk about it. “People generally don’t like to talk about this stuff,” the Sidney resident said, adding that can be disastrous if a problem is left too long. The first indication that something was wrong was when he found blood in his urine. After a series of tests and an ultrasound exam, a tumor was found. Williams admitted he was naive about the entire process and didn’t know where to turn or who talk to about the diagnosis of bladder cancer. “What I liked was that my doctor didn’t trivialize it,” he said. “They took it seriously and they made me feel like I could do this.” He began treatment right away. As his doctors told him the extent of the disease, Williams underwent surgeries to try to get rid of the cancer. The first wound up damaging his bladder, which required a six-hour surgery to remove it and replace it with a portion of his intestine. Williams said it’s a relatively common procedure related to bladder cancer. The recovery, however, was long and tough. He said his body had to re-learn how to pee – by recognizing different signals from his makeshift bladder. It was hard, he admitted, but he did it and now, about nine years later, he’s living his life to the fullest. “We have some excellent medical services on the Island. I want people who are

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Cancer survivor Brian Williams continues to be active on the Greater Victoria rowing scene. He’s hoping to spread the word about the upcoming Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk. going through what I did, to know that there are experts here they can talk to.” Williams counts himself among those experts, although from a very personal point of view. He offers his experience and expertise to other bladder cancer patients on the Island who might be facing the same uncertainty. “When I went through this, I found there was no support. There was nobody I could go to, like some of the other cancer groups out there.” After mulling over the idea of starting his own support group, Williams opted instead to go to his doctor

and offer his time as a mentor to others. What he can do, he said, is offer advice as best he can. “I know what I went through and I didn’t know who to call. This is a bit of a payback thing for me.” Williams also hopes to spread the word about the Awareness Walk. Last year’s event drew a small group of people, but he’s hoping to see that grow this year. Williams said he’s looking forward to the event, and talking to people who might be in need of support. Since his treatment, he’s rowing regularly and has gotten himself into pretty good shape.

“Bottom line, you can have a full life after bladder cancer,” he said. “You can be as active as you want to be. Just set some goals and it can get you through this.” The walk takes place Saturday, Sept. 26 at Clover Point Park in Victoria. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10. It’s about education and awareness, Williams said, noting it’s also a fundraiser with a goal of beating the $5,000 raised in 2014. For more details about the Walk, visit bccwalk.ca or call 1-866-674-8889. editor@goldstream gazette.com

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Friday,September September18, 18,2015 2015--GOLDSTREAM GOLDSTREAM NEWS NEWS GAZETTE GAZETTE Friday,

HomeFinder Find a place to call home

GREATER VICTORIA MARKET UPDATE » MONTH TO DATE SEPT. 14/15

COURTESY VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD

275/565 » 412/1,099 » 3,553/4,253 »

NET UNCONDITIONAL SALES / TOTAL, SEPTEMBER 2014 NEW LISTINGS / TOTAL, SEPTEMBER 2014 ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS / TOTAL, SEPTEMBER 2014

SELLER’S TIP | Combine your garage sale with others on your street for maximum impact

Preparing to move: timely tips for fall garage sale season Most people have miscellaneous unused items around the house. Clearing them out in a sale or giving to charity can give your home a tidier look Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News

If the prospect of moving has you wondering how you can possibly pack a houseful of belongings – including many you no longer use or want – then fall garage sale season may provide the perfect solution. While it takes a little planning and a healthy dose of elbow grease, the results can be worth it. Not only will you clear out some, if not most, of those no-longer treasured treasures, but you can also earn a few dollars to put toward your new digs. For a few tips on how to host a successful garage sale, we checked in with Cassie Kangas, the recently crowned “Queen of Garagellennium,” she laughs. “At the top of the list is to be organized,” says Kangas, a realtor with DFH Real Estate. First, ensure the items you put into the “sell” pile are ones you truly want to sell, since “once they’re gone, they’re gone.” Approaching the date, you’ll want to advertise –UsedVictoria is a popular avenue– and prepare easy-to-read signs for your neighbourhood. Kangas finds Saturday sales work better than Sundays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. seems to be a good time. But be prepared for early birds, who’ll likely arrive as early as 8 a.m. As part of preparation, be sure to have all the items priced, either individually for bigger items or grouped with like items in a box or under a sign – “all pocketbooks 50 cents,” for example. “Price things realistically,” Kangas advises, suggesting that as a rule of thumb, newer items in good condition might be around one-third of their retail price. Older items, or those in poorer condition, should be priced accordingly. At the same time, “be willing to negotiate because everyone wants to go to a sale and feel like they’re getting a deal.” It’s also a good idea to have a box of “free” items that tend to catch people’s eye.

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Remember also to have enough change on hand, including $10 and $5 bills, in addition to toonies and loonies, and keep the cash on you rather than in a box on the property. When setting up, ensure the items for sale are clearly identified and not mixed with other items in the garage, and make it easy for people to move around, Kangas says. If possible, try to have the sale visible from the road and have things elevated on tables and shelves, rather than laying them out on tarps, which can be difficult for people to look at. For electrical items, have an extension cord so shoppers can be sure the item works. For clothes and toys, make sure the items are clean – they’re much more likely to sell. If you’re not sure if you have enough for your own garage sale, get together with a few friends or neighbours, since “multifamily sale” can be a big draw. Finally, remember to be a good neighbour, Kangas advises. If you’re on a narrow street with limited parking, speak with neighbours ahead of time to let them know extra traffic will be expected for a few hours, and be sure to remove signs once the sale is done. Once your sale is done with and your storage spaces are cleared of many of those unwanted items, it’ll be much easier to prepare your home for sale. Don’t forget, less clutter is a sign of a well-kept home. editor@oakbaynews.com

A wellorganized garage sale can be a great way to get rid of no-longerneeded household items before a move. Jennifer Blyth/ Black Press

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Directions Salt & pepper both sides of chicken and then brown in a skillet over medium heat (to make the skin crispy). Put a couple lemon wedges into body cavity. Pour ½ cup wine into the bottom of the slow cooker, then put chicken into slow cooker. Sprinkle with paprika and sage, then distribute butter over the top of the chicken. Cook on low heat 8-9 hours or until leg almost falls off. Transfer to oven proof dish and broil 2-3 minutes on high. Let sit 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

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