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Fill ‘er up – with 240 volts Colwood piloting electric car charging stations in Capital Region Edward Hill News staff

It’s a plug-and-play world, and cars are no exception. Extension cords snake out of windows at Colwood City hall to the parking lot, feeding power to Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs and a plug-in Prius, showcasing the next phase of Solar Colwood — electric vehicle charging stations. Colwood will play a pioneering role for the Capital Region in the rollout of charging stations in early 2012, offering up to 14 locations. The project can use $400,000 from the $3.9 million Solar Colwood federal grant. “It’s all part of the philosophy of Solar Colwood, to demonstrate technology while moving the community toward energy conservation and clean energy,” said Coun. Judith Cullington, the driving force behind Solar Colwood project. “Transportation is a huge part of our greenhouse gas footprint. This is the perfect opportunity to enable people to have a clean choice.” Colwood hosted an electric vehicle (EV) workshop at city hall on Dec. 16, drawing dozens of municipal engineers and planners, technical experts and provincial and municipal officials. In the parking lot, demonstration EV cars rolled with a whisper, producing no exhaust and only the crackle of rubber against asphalt.

Colwood Coun. Judith Cullington stands with a battery powered Smart car at Colwood city hall. Funded through the Solar Colwood program, Colwood will roll out a number of electric vehicle charging stations this year, which will kick off a larger charging station project across the region. Edward Hill/News staff

As pointed out by industry experts, the concept of EV charging demands a new way of thinking about vehicle infrastructure. Where refuelling a gasoline car takes a few minutes, charging EV batteries can take half an hour, or half a day, depending on the power level of the station. But commercial or public locations offering EV charging can’t sell electricity — only BC Hydro can — making the best business model unclear. Some EV experts suggested offering no-cost charging as an incentive to draw customers, or just as a cost of doing business. Indeed, Surrey, Qualicum Beach

and Granville Island in Vancouver offer free EV stations. Some locations recoup expenses by charging a fee for using the parking stall. For now, most EV owners in Victoria charge their batteries at home. “The service station model of selling energy doesn’t work so well (for electric vehicles),” noted David Leboe, with Powertech Labs, a subsidiary of BC Hydro helping oversee the rollout of charging station technology. Royal Roads University, West Shore Parks and Recreation and Colwood city hall were touted as potential charging station hubs. Leboe said stations need to be

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highly visible to the public and strategically located so they don’t become “a stranded asset.” “During adoption, people have to know (charging stations) are there and have a benefit,” Leboe said. “In the early stages, they need

to be like a tourist attraction,” remarked Alec Tsang, a technology strategist with BC Hydro. “You need public outreach.” Sarah Webb, with the Capital Regional District, said CRD planners are keenly interested in promoting charging stations across Greater Victoria, and will be watching Colwood closely. “We’ve been authorized to do a region-wide electric vehicle strategy in the new year,” Webb said. “It’s an exciting start with Colwood. This will be a springboard for across the region.”

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Fiddler assault suspect turns self in

Shane Daily, a 23-yearold Langford man wanted for assaulting busker Darth Fiddler, surrendered to Victoria police on Dec. 28. Police issued an arrest warrant for Daily on Dec. 19 for charges of assault and mischief. He walked into the Victoria courthouse nine days later and turned himself in. His next court appearance is Jan. 11 in Victoria. Daily is accused of tackling and injuring Randy McKenna, a violinist who dons a Darth Vader outfit, hence Darth Fiddler, on June 11 at 7 p.m. near Government and Wharf streets. Police say the attack was without warning or provocation and was caught on video by the suspect’s friends.

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Gus Ascroft is starting a special needs hockey team for his daughter, Georgia, 11, based at Puckmasters hockey facility in Colwood. Charla Huber/News staff

Giving all kids a chance to hit the ice Newcomer to Victoria starting special needs hockey in Colwood Charla Huber News staff

When Georgia Ascroft hears her father mention the word “hockey” her face lights up. “I like skating the best,” she says with an ear-to-ear grin. It took six years for Gus Ascroft to get his daughter Georgia interested in skating, an 11-year-old with Down Syndrome and autism. It took hockey to get her on the ice. “She just wasn’t interested until there was a puck there.” At their home last year in Kamloops, finding Georgia a team wasn’t easy — mainstream hockey was too hectic, but her father found a team specifically for developmentally challenged children, the Okanagan Wildcats. After moving to Saanich this year, Gus searched for a similar

program, but it didn’t exist, so decided to create one himself. “If you want to do something these days you have to do it yourself,” Gus said. The elder Ascroft quickly found ice time in Greater Victoria was tough to secure, especially during the day. He admits it was frustrating. “The only time I could get was 4 a.m. on a Thursday,” Gus shrugged. Fortunately he met up with Kevin De Jong, president of Puckmasters in Colwood, who had been looking into offering hockey programs for special needs people. The facility has a half-size hockey rink. “We want to help out another group that can love the game,” De Jong said. “We train anyone from brand new players to pros. We want these kids to be a part of something.” Gus wants to create an inclusive, special needs hockey team based at Puckmasters, for any developmentally challenged kid from across Greater Victoria. “With hockey Georgia is part of a group and she’s accepted. It’s a

community theme with physical activity. We are hoping she can make some friendships,” Gus said. “Some of the biggest hockey fans are special needs.” Gus also noted many special needs kids spend hours at the rink watching their siblings play hockey and never get the chance to get on the ice. “Even if they are helped when they are hitting the puck, they are still playing.”

“Some of the biggest hockey fans are special needs.” –Gus Ascroft

The team is looking for players younger than 16 years old. Seven players are already signed up, some as young as five. The team is looking for a roster of about 16 players. Parental participation is required and the players do not need any experience with skating or hockey. “I am expecting 90 per cent of the kids can’t skate,” Gus

said. “Just come out and try.” For each practice players will suit up in full hockey gear. If families are unable to purchase gear, Gus and De Jong said they will help find a subsidy or donated gear. “We want this to be a real hockey practice, not just play time,” Gus said. Similar teams already play in Nanaimo, Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops. “If we can get a presentable team then we will do some fundraising and play some tournaments,” Gus said. Gus, 52, has been playing hockey since he was seven years old. He played in minor hockey up to junior B and still dabbles in the game recreationally. As a career, he is a Zamboni driver and “ice man,” as he calls it. The team’s first practice is Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. at Puckmasters. The cost is $125 and runs until the end of March. For more information on the team call Puckmasters at 250-5902774. reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

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Electric vehicles work to overcome ‘range anxiety’ Continued from Page A1

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Region’s property B.C. payroll fees rise in 2012 values to stay steady Tom Fletcher Black Press

Property assessment notices in the mail Erin McCracken News staff

The majority of people who own property in the Capital Region won’t be disappointed when their 2012 property assessment notices arrive in their mailbox in the coming weeks. “I think people are looking at what the value of their real estate is doing. Obviously, people have got a lot of money invested in real estate,” said Reuben Danakody, assessor at B.C. Assessment's Victoria-based Capital Region office, which services more than 141,000 properties valued at nearly $92 billion. “Most want to see their values flourish. “I think the fact that (market) values are stable and holding in (Greater) Victoria is probably going to be good news.” Millions of B.C. property assessment notices are in the mail as of Dec. 31, headed across the province and around the world to people who own properties in the province. Of those, more than 140,000 envelopes will reach owners of properties in the taxing jurisdictions of the Capital Region, half way up Malahat

Drive of the Trans-Canada Highway, the Tsawout and Songhees aboriginal communities, and the Gulf Islands. More of the paper notices in the 2012 assessment role will be sent out this year, reflective of an increase in the number of new homes that have been built, particularly on the West Shore where land is available, Danakody said. Though Greater Victoria’s housing market hasn’t seen the increase in activity that Greater Vancouver has, Danakody said locally, the market is strong and steady. “You didn’t see the leaps and bounds you saw in previous years, but I would describe it as a very stable market,” he said, adding that construction may not be as brisk as it was in 2010 and 2011, but people are spending money on home renovations. “(New construction) ... shows stability in the market place, and overall economic growth is good for the community here,” Danakody said. “New construction is good. Obviously it creates jobs.” Market strength and stability is also helped by the presence of large-scale employers in the region, including government, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and CFB Esquimalt.

The B.C. government boasts Canada’s lowest income tax rates on earnings up to $113,000 per year, but other deductions from take-home pay are going up again in the new year. The latest in a series of Medical Services Plan premium increases takes effect Jan. 1. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation calculates that the increase means a family with children will see their monthly MSP bill rise from $121 to $128, or $84 a year extra. MSP premiums have gone up 18.5 per cent since 2009.

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Penny Sakamoto Group Publisher Kevin Laird Editorial Director Edward (Ted) Hill Editor Oliver Sommer Advertising Director

The Goldstream News Gazette is published by Black Press Ltd. | 117-777 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, B.C. V9B 2X4 | Phone: 250-478-9552 • Fax: 250-478-6545 • Web: www.goldstreamgazette.com

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ast year, to a certain extent, was a year of accomplishment for West Shore municipalities. Delayed by a few months but finished to great fanfare, Langford’s $14.1 million Sportsplex opened to skaters and bowlers in the fall. The new sheet offered sweet relief to dozens of hockey teams and figure skaters. Similarly, the bowling centre is so jam packed with leagues, its popularity has caught everyone off guard. With City Centre Park effectively completed, Langford is refocusing its attention this year on it’s other expensive project, the Spencer Road Interchange. The bridge and at least one ramp should be open to traffic well into 2012, easing the crush on the Millstream Road overpass. In 2011, Colwood, finally, made great strides in solving how it manages and distributes its sewer debt, lowering sewer tax for most property owners, and hopefully ending expensive sewerlinked lawsuits. With a new mayor and a mix of veteran and rookie councillors, Colwood council could see a more harmonious term, rather than the venomous and personal bickering of the last three years. This year could also see a development boom for Colwood if the long-idle Royal Bay lands finally land a buyer, as has been rumoured. But with growing economic uncertainty on a national scale, the city shouldn’t hold its breath. In 2011, View Royal completed its picturesque Island Highway Improvement Project after sweating through a year of angry commuters and wounded merchants. Infrastructure work on major commuter routes takes nerves of steel by municipal officials. Unfortunately commuters will be thrown into chaos again when Saanich and View Royal replace the Craigflower bridge. On a broader scope, 2011 didn’t prove to be the year E&N rail line found refurbishment money. Idle and rotting, 2012 could be the make-it or break-it year for the corridor, and for any hope of commuter rail between the West Shore and Victoria.

What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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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labour noise, Education Minister he B.C. Liberal government enters 2012 with the weight of George Abbott has launched a broad plan to “transform” educaits “golden decade” heavy on tion. Along with “personalits shoulders. ized learning plans” and Having delivered a “flexibility and choice,” throne speech and a raft the plan promises “regular of legislation last fall, the teacher performance evalgovernment must pick uation sessions.” Buckle up where it left off and your seatbelts, parents. build a February budget Health care: Premier from the wreckage of Christy Clark hosts the the harmonized sales annual premiers’ confertax. This takes place ence in Victoria Jan. 16-17. as growth and revenue The provinces divided projections decline, and demand for government Tom Fletcher sharply in December, as the three western ones services continues to B.C. Views backed Ottawa’s imposirise. tion of a new funding forThe NDP opposition mula, while those from Manitoba finds itself in a front-runner role, east protested the news that sixand now faces pressure to detail its per-cent annual increases will slow long-promised practical alternative. a bit in five years. A revived B.C. Conservative Party B.C.’s more immediate problem must also move beyond protest to is a shift to per-capita funding that problem solving. phases out targeted money for Here are some of the immediate things like our dedicated hip and problems that will face the legislaknee surgery program. ture when it resumes on Valentine’s Provinces are now supposed to Day. create such innovations for their Education: It seems inevitable own sake, without further federal that the B.C. Teachers’ Federation intrusion into provincial jurisdicwill once again have a new contract tion. imposed. That change costs B.C. an estiIn December, school support staff mated $256 million a year, starting joined the parade of public sector in 2014. The B.C. Liberals have this unions that accepted the two-year year to find savings, or face the task “net zero” wage mandate. in an election year. And NDP leader Deficits that forced that mandate Adrian Dix is restricted by his vow have ballooned again due to the to make only spending promises HST mess, and the October throne that add up. speech hinted strongly that “net Energy and environment: As with zero” will be extended in all but the minimum wage, the B.C. Libername in 2012. als are forced to tinker with the carLittle noticed amid the usual

bon tax. Taxing schools and hospitals to fund natural gas and cement companies’ emission projects has to stop, as Environment Minister Terry Lake has admitted. Clark and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon must be tempted to borrow an NDP suggestion that carbon tax revenues be redirected more broadly to transit and energy-saving refits. But this means spending the money instead of reducing income taxes, as legislation currently requires, and both parties must face the fact that this entails a tax increase. A storm is about to begin up north as federal environmental hearings open on a proposed oil pipeline to Kitimat. Clark remains carefully non-committal, the NDP bitterly opposed. But the parties actually agree on liquefied natural gas exports from the same port. The NDP signaled cautious support for the plan before Christmas, with greater scrutiny of drilling and water use. We in the media do a poor job of reporting when parties agree. Debate will soon resume on B.C.’s new Family Law Act, aimed at avoiding courts and conflict, with bipartisan support. Fixing B.C.’s impaired driving legislation, to keep that out of our clogged courts, should also be expedited. B.C.’s traditional blame game won’t make the problems of 2012 go away. tfletcher@blackpress.ca —Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.


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LETTERS Canada is no international Scrooge Re: We should be our brother’s keeper, Letters, Dec. 28, 2011. I was not aware of the Canadian International Development Agency’s budget freeze. As for the millions of dollars of aid being withheld, CIDA has a budget of $5 billion annually for international assistance. From 2001-2011 $1.12 billion was allocated to Afghanistan. I ask, what has been accomplished there? CIDA’s commitment to Haiti totals more than $1 billion from 2006-2012. What has been accomplished there? I won’t comment on the Karzai government in Afghanistan or CIDA’s role in the 2004 coup in Haiti. As far as Canada being identified, by the entire world as Scrooge, I think not. Joe Hronek Colwood

Grinches stole Christmas from birder population Having moved here only a few months ago, I must say my first impressions of a select few, are not all that great. I walk my dog along the Galloping

Goose Trail numerous times a day and I see local wild birds scattered up and down the trail along the stretch near Happy Valley Road. Being an avid bird watcher I thought it would be a lovely gesture to not only place handmade bird feeders, but suet feeders as well, along our regular walkways. I placed four handmade birdfeeders and four suet feeders in different areas, to allow all who frequent the Galloping Goose trail in Langford to enjoy the birds’ presence more closely. I hung the feeders up, and, lo and behold, not less than 48 hours later, a Grinch or two not only removed the feeders but the small suet holders as well. We have just celebrated Christmas, the day that represents the man who is the epitome of all that’s good. I say there are a few people out there that could learn by His example, and put back what did not belong to you, and why take what is not yours? Especially when you can see it’s for the pleasure of everyone who walks, runs and strolls along a trail that represents itself as something for everyone to enjoy by its beauty and the birds that reside within its serene oasis. The bird feeders placed out there were for all to enjoy, not for those who suffer from the “me” syndrome. So I ask

SILENT AUCTION STARTS JAN. 16TH! that you please replace those that were taken, so they may be enjoyed by all. The song birds could use a little help every winter, but we as a community are rewarded by knowing it’s the people who make the difference between knowing right from wrong and what’s good from what’s evil. To take away from the local birds, that’s just not right. Shame on those that lack the humanity in sharing — especially at this time of year. Marika Lalonde Langford

Letters to the Editor The Goldstream News Gazette welcomes your opinions and comments. Letters to the editor should discuss issues and stories that have been covered in the pages of the Gazette. Please keep letters to less than 300 words. Send your letters to: ■ Email: editor@goldstreamgazette. com ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Goldstream News Gazette, 117-777 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, B.C., V9B 2X4 ■ Fax: 250-478-6545

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CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING AND BOTTLE DRIVE The Lions Pride Gymnastics Academy Competitive Team is raising money to help pay for competition costs. Bring your Christmas Tree for chipping and your bottles for recycling on Saturday & Sunday, January 7th + 8th, 2012 to the main entrance parking lot at Juan de Fuca Recreational Centre from 10am until 4pm.

Cost is by donation. Thank you very much for your support! If you would like more information about Lions Pride Gymnastics Academy please call 250.383.FLIP or go to www.lionspridegymnastics.com

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE of Public Hearing on Bylaw Nos. 1363, 1364, and 1366; being the proposed Bylaws to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 for the City of Langford is hereby given. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaws at the PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 16 January 2012, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no comments may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether made in person or in writing, will form part of a public record. Subject Property File Z11-0011 OCP Zoning

2726 Peatt Road Bylaw No. 1364 Current: City Centre Current: R1 (One- and Two-Family Residential Proposed: MU1A (Mixed Use Residential Commercial)

Subject Property File Z11-0024 OCP Zoning

Proposal

To permit the development of approximately seven (7) townhouses.

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656, 660, 664 Strandlund Avenue Bylaw Number: 1366 Current: Neighbourhood Current: R2 (One- and Two-Family Residential) Proposed: RM7A (MediumDensity Apartment A) To permit the development of approximately seven (7) townhouse units.

Subject Property File Z11-0019 OCP Zoning

3262 and 3264 Happy Valley Road Bylaw Number: 1363 Current: Neighbourhood Current: GR2 (Greenbelt Residential 2) Proposed: RS3 (Residential Small Lot 3)

Proposal

To permit the development of approximately nine (9) one-family lots.

COPIES of the complete proposed Bylaws and other related material may be viewed during office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), from Monday, 2 January 2012 to Monday, 16 January 2012, inclusive, at Langford City Hall. Please contact the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on these Bylaws. Jim Bowden Administrator


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE of Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 1372; being the proposed Bylaw to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 for the City of Langford, is hereby given. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at the PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Monday, 16 January 2012, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no comments may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether made in person or in writing, will form part of a public record. Purpose: The purpose of Bylaw No. 1372 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by amending the lot coverage, setbacks, building 2 2 envelope area, and lot width for lots less than 550 m (5 920 ft ) in the R1, R2, and R2A Zones and to eliminate non-strata lot averaging. Applicant: City of Langford Location: The lands that the subject of Bylaw No. 1372 are all the lands within the City of Langford Boundary that are zoned R1 (One-Family Residential), R2 (One- and Two-Family Residential), and R2A (One- and Two-Family Residential A). COPIES of the complete proposed Bylaw and other related material may be viewed during office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), from Monday, 2 January 2012 to Monday, 16 January 2012, inclusive, at the Langford City Hall, Second Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact Grant Liebscher in the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on this Bylaw. Jim Bowden Administrator

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A Port Alberni man is dead, and two women were hospitalized after a head-on collision along an unguarded stretch of Malahat Drive last week. Cars collided near Split Rock, not far from the South Shawnigan turnoff, on Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. “One vehicle was northbound, and one vehicle was southbound — someone crossed the line,” Malahat fire

Chief Rob Patterson, who is calling for more barriers to prevent head-on collisions on the Malahat. Last Wednesday’s wreck saw a southbound Toyota Sienna van cross the centre line, swiping a northbound Dodge Caravan, RCMP said. The Sienna then hit, head-on, a northbound Honda Accord driven by a 58-year-old Crofton female. She was pinned in the car left perched near the cliff. The Sienna’s 76-year-old male

was extricated by firefighters, but he died in hospital. Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb said the Crofton woman suffered multiple fractures and is in serious but stable condition. She’d likely be dead if fire crews hadn’t balanced the sedan to keep it from plunging 100 metres. “It was too close. It’s a steep, 50-degree slope with rocks and trees,” he said. “It would not have been pretty.”

City of Colwood

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Colwood will hold a meeting to afford the public an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters in the following proposed bylaw at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS at CITY HALL, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, B.C. on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. 1. “COLWOOD LAND USE BYLAW NO.151, 1989, AMENDMENT NO. 122 (CD21 ZONE333 WALE ROAD), BYLAW NO. 1439, 2011”.

2. “COLWOOD LAND USE BYLAW NO. 151, 1989, AMENDMENT NO. 123 (CD18 ZONE-3479 WISHART ROAD), BYLAW NO. 1440, 2011”.

The general purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1439 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw as follows:

The general purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1440 is to amend the Comprehensive Development 18 (CD18) Zone of the Land Use Bylaw as follows:

a) By creating and adding to the Land Use Bylaw a Comprehensive Development 21 (CD21) Zone. The new zone would facilitate the development of approximately 40 residential condominium units, in two buildings, both measuring four storeys in height (plus roof elements to a maximum height of 15 metres). b) The subject amendment bylaw proposes to rezone the property located at 333 Wale Road, more particularly described as: Lot 1, Section 1, Esquimalt District, Plan 8192, except that Part in Plan 24442, as shown in dark, bold outline on the map below. from District Commercial (C3) Zone to the proposed Comprehensive Development 21 (CD21) Zone.

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a) By amending the text of the Comprehensive Development 18 (CD18) Zone within the Land Use Bylaw to permit small lot (less than 550m2) detached housing as the primary use, and other associated changes. The zoning regulations would enable development up to 57 dwelling units. b)

The subject amendment bylaw proposes to rezone the property located at 3479 Wishart Road, more particularly described as:

That Part of Lot 1, Section 39, Esquimalt District, Plan 6906, lying to the West of a boundary extending at right angles to the Southerly boundary of said lot and extending from a point thereon distant 509 feet from the South West corner of said lot, as shown in dark, bold outline on the map below.

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A copy of the proposed bylaws and other related material may be inspected at City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, from Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, to and including Wednesday, January 18, 2012. For further information please contact the Planning Department at 250-478-5999. Alan Haldenby, Director of Planning


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WestShore Centre is the school of choice for over 2600 residents. What are you interested in learning? What would you like to change for your future? Come and join our growing WestShore family.

WestShore Centre is a thriving part of School District 62, providing academic courses, grade 12 completion and workplace training since 1986.

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Virtual Learning Anytime The newest and fastestgrowing phenomenon in education today is all about choice and connectivity. Courses are now available on-line so that learners can choose to study what they want, when they want, and where they want. There is an almost endless list of available courses that can be studied, any where, any time with the click of a mouse on your home computer or the touch of a finger on your iPad, and of course, because of the education guarantee from the Ministry of Education, all classes are FREE of charge for any BC resident. On-line learning enables everyone to have the opportunity to work around their personal schedules in order to access the great world of knowledge. Whether you are interested in

updating a current certification, graduating from high school, or just learning something out of sheer interest, you will find the solution you are seeking with on-line classes. WestShore Centre operates a storefront classroom that is open 11 months of the year, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, to support you whenever you decide that you need some faceto-face time with your teacher or just a quiet place to work. Join the FUTURE of LEARNING today. Make an appointment with our course counsellor and get connected! Join the other 1600 virtual students “learning their way” at WestShore!

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Sustainable Resources 12 Learn how to support local agriculture and grow food on one’s own can be a powerful way to improve the impact on air, climate, water and land, while nurturing community and keeping knowledge of what sustains us. Topics include: agricultural land use on Vancouver Island, industrial vs local food systems, growing local, organic gardening methods, and native gardening. Students will have an opportunity for hands-on practical work in the WestShore Teaching Garden. Social Justice 12 This is a self-paced course for those who are passionate about today’s world and want to explore the “issues of the day” while earning high school graduation credits. Advanced Placement AP classes promote educational and individual achievement in the subject areas you are passionate about. This program prepares students for College or University and allows students the opportunity to gain college or university credits as well as earning Advanced Placement credits while attending high school. The program promotes strong ng curricula, and helps school-aged students

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Mathematics Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Pre-Calculus 11 Foundations of Math 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Principles of Math 12 Sciences Biology 12 Chemistry 11 Sustainable Resources 12 English English 12 Communications 12 Electives Art Foundation 11 or 12 First Nations Art 11/12 Carpentry 11/12 Physical Education 12 Accounting 11 Computer Foundations (Info Tech 10) Data Management 12 (DM12) Business Information Management 12 Musical Theatre 10/11/12

Semester 2 January 30 to June 28, 2012

Day Classes AM - 8:45 to 11:30 PM - noon to 3:00

Afterschool & Evening Classes Afterschool 3:30 to 5:30 pm Evening - 6:00 to 8:30 pm, or 6:30 to 9:00

Storefront Tutorial Support Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and 3:30-6:00 pm

Tuition Free If you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and a resident of BC a refundable textbook deposit is all that is required for most classes and can be paid by a post-dated cheque, MasterCard or Visa. International Student tuition fee: $500 if registered with SD62, $750 if out of district. Out of province charges may apply.

Learning Support All students registered in any WestShore Centre course or program can drop in to the Westshore Storefront, Monday to Thursday, for homework support with a teacher. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Please check with your teacher on times for specialized tutorial assistance.

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Sundays (1-8 pm) Spencer Middle School

Classes start each month. WestShore Learning Centre offers Grade 8 to 12 academic courses, leading to a BC Graduation certificate, through our school, Juan de Fuca Distributed Learning. Grade 8-9, JDFDL On-line provides a more flexible learning environment and the opportunity for acceleration. Grade 10-12, Secondary school students may supplement their regular school schedule with additional courses through JDFDL on-line or use this environment to begin Advanced Placement classes. The Adult Program provides a number of choices, from on-line courses to teacher-led seminars. These programs provide you with flexible learning options to complete graduation requirements. One-on-one or Small Group Assistance with homework and assignments is available at the Westshore Storefront located at the Goldstream Campus.

Grade 9 Mathematics 9 Science 9 Social Studies 9 English 9

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On-line Academic Courses

Grade 8 Mathematics 8 Science 8 Social Studies 8 English 8

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Grade 10 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 Science 10 Social Studies 10 English 10 PE 10 Planning 10 Grade 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Foundations of Math 11 Pre-Calculus Math 11 Earth Science 11 Physics 11 Chemistry 11 Biology 11 Social Studies 11 English 11 Communications 11 Intro Spanish 11 Intro Italian 11 Grade 12 Principals of Mathematics 12 Calculus 12 Physics 12 Chemistry 12 Biology 12 Geography 12 History 12 Law 12 Physical Education 12 English 12 Communication 12 Data Management 12 Graduation Transitions Family Studies 12* Business Information Management 12* Social Justice 12: (Leadership & Global Studies)* Studio Arts Drawing & Painting 11, 12 Art Foundations 11, 12

*Some courses may be paper-based or have a required classroom component. All students who register must meet the academic prerequisites of the course where applicable. For BC residents the tuition is free. A textbook deposit may be required. Call 250-391-9002 for an appointment with our academic advisor. Complete your personal learning plan. Courses follow Ministry of Education approved curriculum and meet the BC grad requirements.

AP French 12 Experience has shown that BC students who have completed or who are in the process of completing Français Langue 12 (Immersion) have already acquired all of the language skills necessary for success on the Advanced Placement French Language exam. AP French 12 is a course created at the WestShore Learning Centre to prepare students to write the exam.

Coming Fall 2012 Fast Forward to Graduation Grade 11 & 12 First Nations Grad Program Grade 10 – 12 Futures Program Grade 9 & 10 Jump Ahead Grade 10-12

The AP French Language course is comparable in content and difficulty to a university course. This course is offered online (via the Internet) so students may complete the course when it is convenient for them (September – April). Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 4 provincial graduation credits. WestShore Learning Centre will help students to register for the exam (registration usually happens in April).

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250-391-9002 WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice for Academic Courses Medical Terminology This very intensive course will help you develop a solid knowledge of medical terms. Learn to spell, pronounce and understand medical words and phrases. Develop a basic understanding of body systems, anatomy, and medical disorders as well as word structures, prefixes, suffixes and root forms. This course is a fundamental prerequisite for many positions in the medical field. Expect extensive homework. This course is recognized by Camosun College for entry into certain healthcare programs and is the required prerequisite for VIHA and the Medical Transcription Program.

between physicians and patients, the rules and application of punctuation, grammar, plurals, nouns, adjectives and proofreading and editing will be introduced. Using computers and medical transcription equipment, you will learn how to transcribe medical reports with attention to correct grammar, capitalization, numbers, punctuation, abbreviation, symbols and metric measurements. Medical terms in various medical specialties, proofreading and editing, dictating practices, as well as efficient use of medical references and professional ethics are emphasized and practiced throughout.

Tuition: $395 Location: WestShore Annex

Tuesday & Friday, Jan 31 - Apr 24 6:00 - 8:30 pm Fee $395 + text Tuesday & Friday, May 1 - July 20 6:00 - 8:30 pm Fee $395 + text Tuesday & Friday, Sep 18 – Dec 7 6:00 - 8:30 pm Fee $450 + text

Medical Transcription The focus of the Medical Transcription Program is the use of digital technology to receive and transcribe medical reports, emphasizing a functional and comprehensive review of English usage and Medical Terminology. Learners will practice editing and proofreading techniques while building word processing skills and increasing their typing speed. The program combines traditional in-class training with a hands-on training experience (practicum) at a medical facility, or on-line organization. The Program consists of 115 instructional hours and 40 practicum hours. Digital Medical Transcription Discuss the importance of patient record confidentiality, the legal relationships

Designed for adult students who already have prior computer and typing skills, this program consists of four core topics which total 80 hours, Basic Medical

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24 sessions

Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalent.

A skilled Medical Office Assistant is an invaluable asset to any medical office, able to work smoothly and efficiently with medical professionals and patients while performing a range of office duties. If you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, this program will provide you with the skills to get started in this exciting career.

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Instructor: Angela Kemna

Text: The Language of Medicine 9th Ed. (Approx. $95)

Medical Office Assistant

Medical Transcription Practicum: Once the classroom instruction is completed, and learners have fulfilled the required practicum prerequisites, you will work with the instructor to find a suitable placement for a minimum of 40 hours of practical work experience. Program Prerequisites: Applicants must fulfill the following prerequisites for acceptance into the program: • English 12 or equivalent Medical Terminology (proof of 75% within the last 3 years or assessment) • Typing speed of 40 wpm minimum (documentation or assessment is required) • Good computer and word processing skills (documentation or assessment is required) • Expect regular homework. Over 700 dictation minutes out of class work expected. Instructor: Lanka Dimitrijevic Program Fee: $1870 Registration fee (non-refundable): $50 Materials: $380 (includes books, CD’s & WAV pedal, USB headphones) Tuesday & Thursday, Oct 23 – Apr 11, 2013 6:30 - 9:00 pm

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Terminology for MOA’s, Medical Office Assistant Procedures, Computerized Medical Billing and Medical Keyboarding. Adult students who do not have sufficient typing or computer skills are expected to achieve these skills prior to the Medical Billing and Keyboarding portion of the program. Assessment may be required. Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s This eight session course introduces you to basic medical terms you may encounter in a medical office or clinic. This course is offered as a prerequisite for Medical Office Assistant Procedures but does not fulfill entry outcomes into VIHA and most college programs. Adult students who have completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better are not required to take the Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s course. Medical Office Assistant Procedures Learn what is required to function efficiently in a medical office environment. Learn office procedures, medical records, communications, telephone techniques, how to assist physicians and the importance of confidentiality.

Medical Billing & Keyboarding Learn computerized medical billing and scheduling using OSLER Medical Systems. A comprehensive medical billing program with varied and up-to-date modules that will assist the MOA in the medical office. Keyboarding speed and accuracy is a portion of this medical program and vital to an MOA. Instructor: Lee Price Fall 2011 Program Option A: This option includes Basic Medical Terminology for MOA’s, for those who do not already have Medical Terminology. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm Feb 13 – June 6 (Tuition: $949.00) Sep 24 – Jan 30, 2013 (Tuition: $1100.00) Fee: $949 plus a $50 nonrefundable registration fee at registration. Textbook: Medical Terminology – A Short Course and materials - approx. $95 Option B: For those who have already completed the 60 hour Medical Terminology course within the past 3 years, with 75% or better. Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:00 pm Apr 2 - June 6 (Tuition: $700.00) Nov 14 - Jan 30, 2013 (Tuition: $800.00) Fee: $700 plus a $50 nonrefundable registration fee at registration. Materials: $50

How to Apply for Career Programs Complete an application form; include all relevant documentation and $50 registration fee. Remainder of program fees are required on acceptance. Download an application from our website www.westshorecentre.com

For Education Assistant Program information please contact SJ Willis 250-360-4332 Email: tacp@sd61.bc.ca

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WestShore Centre, Your School of Choice for Academic Courses 250-391-9002 Continuing Education On-line

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Select from over 200 on-line learning courses and start any month of the year. Courses usually begin the third Wednesday of each month. Twelve powerful, well-written lessons, supplemented with instructor-led discussion communities, interactive assignments, quizzes and more. Certificate of completion will be mailed on notification of successful completion. (75% or better) • Database Management & Programming • WebPage Design • Computer Applications • Computer Troubleshooting & Networking • Writing • Business Administration • Personal Enrichment

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Keyboarding and Word 2010

Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, use various typing programs and MS Word to improve your typing skills and increase your speed and accuracy. Learn the main features, text enhancements and proofing tools of Word 2010 to produce professional business letters and documents. Timed typing exercises will be conducted each class. Monday, Feb 6 – Mar 19 - 6:30 – 9:00 pm Bookkeeping and Accounting courses are conducted at WestShore Learning Centre.

Bookkeeping Basics

Learn how to cope with the bookkeeping demands of a small business. Explore the concepts and application of both manual and computerized bookkeeping through relevant, practical exercises and projects. The last 5 classes are on Simply Accounting. Instructor: Kerry Hall-Jardine Text: Basic Bookkeeping - An Office Simulation (Approx. $95) Simply Accounting materials included. 45 hours Fee: $549 + bookkeeping books Thursday & Friday, Feb 2 – Mar 22 6:00-9:00 pm Fall - TBA

Learn the fundamentals of the manual double entry bookkeeping system. Learn how to maintain a set of books and understand the principles involved. Instructor: Kerry Hall-Jardine 8 sessions Fee: $225 + book Wednesday, Feb 1 – Mar 21 6:00 - 8:30 pm Text: Basic Bookkeeping - An Office Simulation (Approx. $95)

This course is required for construction and road maintenance workers or for those who deal with traffic as part of their work. You will cover the newest Ministry of Transportation and Highways & WCB regulations, plus safe traffic control procedures and set-ups. Must wear approved footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Fee: $230 Location: WestShore Annex Classes are Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Apr 28 & 29 Jan 14 & 15 May 19 & 20 Feb 11 & 12 Jun 9 & 10 Feb 25 & 26 Jun 23 & 24 Mar 17 & 18 Jul 14 & 15 Mar 31 & Apr 1 Jul 28 & 29 Apr 14 & 15 New classes starting in September

Air Brakes Certification

Learn the basic principles in the operation of air brakes. Prepare for the provincial certification exam. The interactive classroom instruction includes an air equipped training device, a demonstration brake wheel and audiovisual aids. This course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training on an air brake-equipped vehicle. Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Meets ICBC requirements Please bring a valid driver’s license to class. Fee: $200 Location: WestShore Annex Classes are Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Jan 14 & 15 Feb 11 & 12 Mar 17 & 18 Mar 19 – 23 Air Brakes Instructors Training 9:00 – 5:00 pm, call RoadMasters Apr 14 & 15 May 19 & 20 Jun 9 & 10 Jul 14 & 15 New classes starting in September

Forklift Training

This Safety training course meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and Canada Labour code regulations. The focus is on the prevention of accident & injuries that may be caused by the improper and unsafe use of forklifts. The training consists of a short classroom session and one-on-one practical training. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a wallet card with a 3 year record of completion. Instructed by Roadmasters Safety Group Fee: $200 Location: WestShore Annex Classes are Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Composting 101

Learn the basics of composting in this two hour workshop. We will discuss several different methods for creating beautiful humus for your garden, including sheet mulching, trenching and hot composting, composter design and construction and the do’s and don’ts for backyard bins. Instructor: Candace Thompson Fee: $25 + hst Monday, Feb 6 - 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Starting Seeds Indoors

Learn about soil mix, container options, seed selection, germination, planting techniques and timing. Please bring seeding questions and one variety of seed that you would like to start in class. Instructor: Candace Thompson Fee: $25 + hst Monday, Feb 27 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday, Mar 12 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday, Apr 2 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Eat Fresh Veggies From Your Garden Year Round

Even the seasoned West Coast gardener is likely to learn a few new tricks, but this is also a great class to take as an intro to growing your own veggies. Learn about planting and harvesting timelines, crop and seed selection, and how to lay out, design and prepare garden beds. Please bring a diagram of your garden space with dimensions and sun exposure. Instructor: Candace Thompson Fee: $45 + hst Monday, Feb 13 & 20 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday, Mar 19 & 26 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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Camosun’s back with more in the West Shore!

Choose from five university transfer courses, starting in the new year. Each course provides transfer credit to UVic, VIU, UBC, SFU, and other BC universities. Find details online at bctransferguide.ca.

Indigenous Studio Arts

English Composition

Introduction to Criminology

Child Development

World Religions of the East

ART 106-001 5:30-9:30pm, Mon. Jan. 30-May 7 2139 Sooke Rd. Instructor: Peter Morin, MFA

ENGL 150-032 6-9pm, Tues. Jan. 31-May 8 1026 Goldstream Ave. Instructor: Debbie Gascoyne, MA

CRIM 166-004 6-9pm, Weds. Feb. 1-May 9 2139 Sooke Rd. Instructor: Steve Howell, MA

PSYC 150-004 6-9pm, Thurs. Feb. 2-May 10 1026 Goldstream Ave. Instructor: Lisa Gunderson, PhD

REL 102-002 6-9pm, Thurs. Feb. 2-May 10 2139 Sooke Rd. Instructor: Craig Derksen, PhD

By introducing you to Indigenous approaches to art, you will discover the transformative power of creativity through traditional Indigenous art forms. Masks, drums, button blankets and storytelling are all traditional forms for Indigenous cultures; find out how these are still relevant today.

This versatile course transfers into every BC university and college as an equivalent to first year university English. It is a required course within many of Camosun’s diploma programs, such as Business Admin., Criminal Justice, Environmental Technology, Nursing, Sport Management, and more.

Crime, criminal behaviour, victims, consequences – every day the media floods us with stories that anger, terrify and yet fascinate us. We need to understand the cause before we can understand potential solutions and in this academic approach to criminology, you will examine theories and relevant research in relation to other social sciences. This course is part of Camosun’s Criminal Justice program, and can be used as a social sciences elective for a degree.

This psychology course will help you discover how children grow and develop physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically from infancy to middle childhood. There will be an emphasis on a child’s needs at any given age and stage, with a discussion on how these needs can best be met.

Today, more than ever, our daily lives are influenced, enriched and threatened by diverse global issues, which in turn are often tied to religion and religious traditions. In this introductory course you will learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Shintiosm and Chinese religions, exploring the sources, beliefs and practices of these religions. The traditions of each will be studied in their cultural and political contexts from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Less time driving means more time studying. And other fun stuff. For 40 years, adult learners have come to Camosun for university transfer courses. But now, we’re coming to you! Continuing our partnership with the WestShore Centre for Learning & Training, Camosun is pleased to offer five more courses in the new year, using classroom space in the WestShore Annex and in Spencer Middle School. Each course is scheduled for one evening a week, making it a great option for working adults. You get the benefits of Camosun’s small classes and lower tuition, with the convenience of learning in your own neighbourhood.

Apply now to start at the end of January 1. Go to www.camosun.ca/apply to apply online or download an application form to submit by mail. Your application fee will be $36.41 and the program you’re applying for is called: Arts & Science Studies. 2. Enrolment Services will then mail you details about how and when to register. Your tuition fees will be due two weeks after classes start.

Find out more at a free info session. 6:30pm, Tuesday, January 17, 2012. WestShore Learning Centre, room 102 (812 Goldstream Ave.)

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Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m. Lieder at Lunch. Enjoy The Music of the Night, an exploration of the German Lied repertoire with Sharon and Harald Krebs and guest Benjamin Butterfield. Bring a lunch. UVic MacLaurin bldg, rm. B037.

Family makes million-dollar memories Leafs travel against the economic grain

three story home with one other family, is an unwritten final chapter to Leaf’s book, Four Homeless Millionaires. The musician and television Travis Paterson host spent the past year writing News staff it, though it’s hardly his. Anyone From the third floor studio of who picks up Four Homeless Miltheir 1890s Fernwood mansion, lionaires becomes the fifth memRik Leaf overlooks Victoria all the ber of the Leaf family during their world travels from 2009 to 2010, way to Mount Tolmie. He flips the original brass latch with mom Zara, son Zion and of a giant wood framed window daughter Riel. It’s an intimate journal of the famand lets the December sun into ily’s adventure, having uprooted the room. “With these windows open in the from Winnipeg in 2009 to set themsummer, it feels like we’re camp- selves free from their middle class ing,” says Leaf. “We’re so happy lifestyle. No, they’re not actually millionwith this. Victoria is an incredibly aires. It’s a tongue-in-cheek referhard place to move into.” The house is said to have been ence, because at times, they felt built for the 10th mayor of Victo- like them. “We weren’t making a lot,” Rik ria, William Darby. That the Leaf family shares the nine bedroom, said. “And as a lower middleincome family, when we left our Winnipeg door (to start the trip) Each purchase of Four Homeless Millionaires we felt we were comes with a personal touch. unique. But we “If someone wants to buy my book, I will kept meeting other personally deliver a copy to their house, if they people on our travwant,” Leaf said. “I did it before. It’s fun.” els, families from Four Homeless Millionaires is also available by England, Sweden, emailing Rik Leaf at info@rikleaf.com, visiting and all over, and his website Rikleaf.com, or ordering online they were in the through Chapters and Amazon. Leaf also same boat. That has five music albums released under the became one of the collective name Tribe of One. motivators to write the book.” The idea for the Within Four Homeless Millionaires is a series trip began in 2008. of QR codes (quick response), graphics that “By the time we link smart phones to the Leafs’ adventures sold the house as documented on YouTube. The innovative, there was an ecointeractive model puts the reader into the nomic crisis. Genscene. eral advice sug-

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The Leaf family, Riel, Zion, Rik and Zara at Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand, just one of the stops in their year-long journey across the globe. gested we ‘buckle down, batten down the hatches and conserve,’” Rik said. “But once we sold our house we were in the clear. Our only bill during our travels was $168 per month for a storage unit. “The way it ended up, we were spending less money traveling than if we’d continued our lifestyle in Winnipeg. Of course, we didn’t have any income coming in.” Before they left for Hawaii, the Leafs crossed Canada. “We’d hoped a city would stand out as a potential home to return to, but noth-

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Local wine book named the best in Canada Local winery book earns international interest Laura Lavin News Staff

Island Wineries of British Columbia has won the Gourmand International Wine Books Award 2011 for Canada. The locally written book now qualifies for the Gourmand Best in the World award, to be presented March 6, in Paris. Island Wineries of British Columbia, published by Touchwood Editions and edited by Eat Magazine publisher and editor Gary Hynes, features the work of award-winning beer and wine writer, Adem Tepedelen. “This book would not have happened without Eat Magazine editor Gary Hynes,” said Tepedelen. “He conceived the book and enlisted various Eat contributors, that’s how I got involved.” Tepedelen profiled 15 wineries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. “They all deal with a climate that is marginal, it’s not difficult and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are actually a lot of positives about a marginal climate. The French believe grapes have more character when grown in that kind of climate. It’s tricky and you have to chose the

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they’ve risen to the challenge,” he said. The book also includes chapters by Eat contributors Treve Ring, Julie Pegg, Kathy McAree, Larry Arnold and photography by Rebecca Wellman. Island Wineries of British Columbia costs $29.95 and is available in book stores, wine stores, BC Ferries and at the wineries. llavin@vicnews.com

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Young art on show

The Goward House Society presents Youthful Expressions V, presenting the artists of Frank Hobbs elementary, Arbutus middle, Lambrick Park secondary and Mt. Douglas secondary from Jan. 6 to Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists’ reception Jan. 8, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., open studio Jan. 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2495 Arbutus Road. For information email gowardhouse@shaw.ca, or call 250-477-4401.

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Multi-talented musician Matt Catingub is generating excitement throughout the entertainment industry for his unique abilities as a conductor, composer, arranger, instrumentalist, and singer. Catingub joins the Victoria Symphony for a celebration of the music, artistry, and songs of Las Vegas and the Rat Pack. Favourite songs from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and others including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day, Ain’t that a Kick in the Head and A Lot of Livin’ To Do. At the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, tickets from $33. Beltone Pops series subscription from $132 for six concerts. For tickets call 250-385-6515 or visit www.victoriasymphony.ca.

Capital Regional District Arts Advisory Council Appointments The CRD seeks a volunteer to serve on the Arts Advisory Council. The AAC adjudicates funding programs and provides advice to the CRD on issues relating to the arts in the capital region. For details on responsibilities and how to apply, visit www.crd.bc.ca/arts. Application deadline is Friday, January 20, 2012 at 4:30pm. Contact: CRD Arts Development 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7 T: 250.360.3215 artsdevelopment@crd.bc.ca


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One day it seems harmless. Next day you’re stuck in it. Keep winter under surveillance. ShiftIntoWinter.ca DriveBC.ca Taylor Ellington is playing the final year of his entry level NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks with the Kalamazoo Wings. Wes Goldie is now in his second season with the Alaska Aces and is in search of his recordsetting sixth straight 40-goal season in the ECHL, was by far the greatest Salmon King.

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HOCKEY CARD NIGHT JANUARY 6TH

Travis Paterson News staff

When the curtain fell on the Victoria Salmon Kings days as an organization last March, some of the more transient players were gone the next day. Others, however, weren’t in a hurry to give up their Victoria apartment until they’d signed their next minor pro contract. So when Victoria Royals players began showing up early for this season’s training camp, there was an odd mix of players on the practice ice at Save-OnFoods Memorial Centre. Royals, Salmon Kings, players from the NCAA (Justin Courtnall, Brian Nugent), AHL (Lee Baldwin) and NHL (Ryan O’Byrne) all skated during the Royals’ official ice times. Two of those players were ex-Salmon Kings Matt Siddall

and Mike Hamilton, now playing with the Fife Flyers of the British Elite Ice Hockey League. A check-in with the team reveals the pair have had a tough season on the ice, though perhaps a great one off it. The Flyers are last with just two wins in 22 games. Hamilton leads the Flyers in scoring, 13th in the league. Siddall leads the team too — in penalty minutes. He’s also fifth in the league. It’s one of the better situations for ex-Salmon Kings. Many have hung the skates up on the pro game, including Adam Taylor and Kiel McLeod. Others are likely starting their office careers as a lot of ECHLers are NCAA grads. Perhaps the most fascinating story is that of former Salmon Kings player Milan Gajic, who is taking a crack at pro lacrosse

with the Washington Stealth. Gajic hopes to join brothers Nenad, Ilija and Alex in the National Lacrosse League. Most former players, however, are chasing the next step in their hockey career. Coach Mark Morrison was rewarded by True North Sports and Entertainment (longtime owners of the Manitoba Moose) with a job as an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Jets AHL affiliate St. John’s Ice Caps. Joining Morrison on the Ice Caps are tough guy Tommy Maxwell, who finished last season with the Salmon Kings, and Garth Murray, who resurrected his AHL career with a fiery month in Victoria last year. Defenceman Derick Martin and forward Derek Couture are still plugging away in the ECHL. sports@goldstreamgazette.com

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Milan Gajic tried out for pro lacrosse with the Washington Stealth. If he made it, he would be the fourth Gajic brother in the National Lacrosse League.

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Goldstream News Gazette Wed, Jan 4, 2012 REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PLUMBING

ANNA’S CARPET CLEANING Truck Mounted, Bond, Insured Winter Special! 250-886-9492

MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869

ELECTRICAL

PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545.

EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.

INSULATION

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

TAX

250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

CARPET INSTALLATION DARCY’S CARPET & LINO. Install, repairs, laminate, restretch, 35 yrs. 250-589-5874. MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278 NEED A House cleaner for the holidays? Reliable, friendly & trustworthy. Kim 778-440-3875

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CLARK’S HOME RENOVATIONS (Family Owned & Operated Business)

Office: 250-642-5598 Cell: 250-361-8136 Service Installation

Renovations

Tubs, Surround, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks www.clarkshomerenovations.ca

Roofing, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks, Fence, Painting www.victoriahomerenos.ca

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EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning. Gutter guards, all exterior, power washing, roof de-mossing, spray, windows. Package deals! Insured. (250)507-6543. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794.

MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858.

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

FENCING

HANDYPERSONS

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278. QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

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FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

GARDENING DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. OVERGROWN GARDEN? Cleanups. Pruning roses, fruit tree, hedges. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.

✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858.

MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HAULING AND SALVAGE CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278. MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. NORM’S PAINTING- 15% offQuality work. Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

PLUMBING PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

PLASTERING PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

UPHOLSTERY

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.


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CHURCH SERVICES REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH-CANADA

911 Jenkins Ave. Sunday Service 11am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:50am 250-478-4149

4125 Metchosin Road Service at 9:30 am on Sundays For info contact 250-474-4119 All are welcome

GORDON UNITED CHURCH 935 Goldstream Avenue 10:15 am Music 10:30 am Family Service

Rev. Heidi Koschzeck 250-478-6632

www.gordonunitedchurch.ca

CHURCH OF THE ADVENT

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA www.colwoodanglican.ca 510 Mt. View Ave. (Behind the SHELL Station)

250-474-3031

West Shore

in the THE OPEN GATE CHURCH OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY Anglican Network In Canada 1289 Parkdale Dr. www.theopengate.ca. Phone: 250-590-6736

Sunday Services 8:30 Traditional Holy Communion BCP 10:15 Family Praise with Kings Club EVERYONE WELCOME “Jesus Christ: The Way, The Truth, The Life”

The Anglican Church of Canada Saint Mary of the Incarnation

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - GOLDSTREAM

The natural man can accept the truths of God only by spiritual new birth. I can help you find him. Call Pastor Dave at 250-479-0500

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 798 Goldstream Avenue

WEEKEND MASSES: 5 Saturday Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 PM

AM

AM

Pastor: Fr. Paul Szczur, SDS

250-478-3482

WESTSIDE BIBLE CHURCH

Pastor Tim Davis SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm Bible Study & Prayer

3307 Wishart Rd. 250-478-8066 www.westsidefamily.org

WEST SHORE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 760 Latoria Road 250-474-0452

MINISTER: Dr. Harold McNabb 10:30am Worship & Church School www.westshorepresbyterian.ca office@westshorepresbyterian.ca

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CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING by the Juan de Fuca Scouting Ventures. Drop off trees at Race Rocks Automotive, 1057B Marwood Ave., until Jan. 8, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested donation $5 to $10 per tree. For pickup, call Curtis at 250589-7715.

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CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING by the West Shore Lions Club at Westshore Town Centre, Jan. 7 and 8, during mall hours. By donation. CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING by the Shrine Clown Unit Jan. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Canadian Tire at Admirals and Craigflower roads in View Royal. By donation. CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING by Colwood Volunteer Firefighters, Jan. 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Colwood fire station, 3215 Metchosin Rd. By donation. GOLDSTREAM CO-OP PRESCHOOL bottle drive, Jan 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Ave.

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COAST COLLECTIVE EMERGING artists show, Jan. 11 to 22, 3221 Heatherbell Rd. See www. coastcollective.ca. AUDITIONS FOR CHARLOTTE’S Web with Four Seasons Musical Theatre, Jan. 13 to 16. Adults, youth and children welcome. For audition bookings email info@ fourseasonsmusicaltheatre. com or check out fourseasons musicaltheatre.com.

ONGOING

OUTDOOR SKATING AT Langford City Centre Park, Monday to Thursday 1 to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 1 to 8 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission $3. See www. eagleridgecentre.com. WEST COAST DANCE adult recreational ballet at Colwood Community Hall, 2219 Sooke Rd., Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information call 250 478-1572. CO-DEPENDENCE ANONYMOUS IN Langford, Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Ave., 6:30 p.m., each Monday. Call 250-391-6991 or email blubcat5@telus.net. CHESS AT THE library, Juan de Fuca branch, Saturdays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., ages eight to 18. Register at www.gvpl.ca. COLWOOD HERITAGE COMMISSION is looking for stories, photos from Colwood’s early days. Contact mlalande@ colwood.ca or call 250478-5999. FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC jam, Fridays 8 p.m. to midnight at Langford Legion, 761 Station Ave. LAUGHTER YOGA SESSIONS Saturday mornings in Colwood by donation. Call Miho at 250-391-1117 for info.


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