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Langford’s orphanage project in Haiti has come to fruition — the prefabricated building is up and on track for completion in December. Initially planned as a six month humanitarian mission, rebuilding the Mayotte orphanage has stretched over two years as Langford negotiated the difficult bureaucracy of the earthquake-ravaged nation. The occasional threat of a voodoo curse didn’t help either. “From a building standpoint, it’s not as quick as we’d hoped, but if you look at all we’ve accomplished in one and a half years, it’s substantial,” Langford fire Chief Bob Beckett, one of the key orphanage project organizers. “They are making good progress on the building. I think it will be completed in late December.” Langford signed off on a $141,000 contract with Virginiabased Shelter2Homes last year, a company with experience shipping goods into Haiti. It’s nearly finished the metalframed building that will house the dining hall, kitchen, classroom, nun’s quarters and chapel. The company already built new dormitories on the site, in partnership with a UN team from Italy. “The kids have gone from the old building to tents, and now to bunk beds and mattresses in a clean room. They’ve come full circle,” Beckett said. “There’s

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“From a building standpoint, it’s not as quick as we’d hoped, but if you look at all we’ve accomplished in one and a half years, it’s substantial.” –Bob Beckett Langford fire chief

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Cathy Fortune, 91, knitted 42 wool beenies for kids at a Haiti orphanage, which is being rebuilt by Langford volunteers. Regional residents and students have donated tens of thousands of dollars in cash and materials for the project. “There will be times we get to be like dad, where we get to enjoy hospitality and sharing with the orphans. It’s a always celebration.” Over the years, local schools and citizens have been generous in supplying funds, toys and equipment — they’re taking down a load of soccer and tennis balls this time around

— and 42 light wool beenies, hand knit by a 91-year-old Cathy Fortune. “I thought it was wonderful they were building an orphanage,” said Fortune, who lives in Langford. “Knitting gives me something to do and it doesn’t cost a lot. It’s the least I can do.” For more see

View Royal is considering installing a video camera on Four Mile hill to keep an eye on its new rock mural. The $150,000 piece of public art was finished in September and has already been hit with a graffiti tag. Skateboarders also use the top of the retaining wall as a ledge to ride on. In a report to town council, engineering director Emmet McCusker said a traffic camera could be installed at the intersection of View Royal Avenue and Island Highway, facing eastward towards the mural. The video could stream live at a low resolution on the town website and could also be watched at a higher resolution on computers inside town hall. “It’s presence would serve as a deterrent to vandalism, if we put up a sign warning people they’re on camera,” McCusker told council. “It wouldn’t be a security camera, per se. The video feed isn’t recorded or stored anywhere. We couldn’t use it in court, but it’s still a way to keep an eye on the area.” Langford has similar cameras pointing at the Goldstream Avenue water fountain and construction at City Centre Park, both of which stream on its website. The camera and installation would cost the town $11,500, which could come from casino revenue, and annual maintenance contract would be $430. PLEASE SEE: Camera to wait, Page A4


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much better facilities than when we first arrived.” Langford volunteers have made four trips to Haiti in the past two years, installing a municipal water line and water tank, rebuilding a wall and repairing latrines, while also preparing logistics for follow up trips. From digging holes to installing a new toilet, nothing is easy in Haiti, Beckett said, and everything needs to be planned well in advance. Beckett, Glenwood Meats

owner Rick Fisher, firefighter Steve Adams and retired Langford building inspector Dan Reynolds will return to Haiti this month. They plan to fix the septic field, liaise with the RCMP and Canadian Forces officers and price-out future needs, such as classroom supplies and furniture. “We will determine ‘button up’ needs. You just can’t go and stuff gets done,” Beckett said. “You have to set the stage and do logistics ahead of time. It’s still a difficult place to work.” Beckett is a familiar face at the orphanage, now on his fifth trip to Haiti. Despite the hardships of working in the countryside of Port au Prince, the orphans make a compelling reason to return. “It’s impossible not to love those kids,” Beckett said.


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Canadians honoured in U.S. wars

Highrise project at Latoria, VMP given OK

Historian explores Canucks taking up arms for Uncle Sam


Colwood approved a 187unit highrise development at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road, across from the Latoria Walk subdivision. A 0.96 hectare plot, which at present is mostly undeveloped treed land, was rezoned for a tiered building ranging in height from five to 11 storeys, with underground parking and ground floor commercial space. At an Oct. 19 public heading, several neighbours expressed concern over the building size, construction noise, and what impact the influx of residents would have on traffic levels. As part of the amenity package developers are required to provide the City based on building density, Mojtaba Shahab of Parsi Development agreed to install a new roundabout at the end of VMP worth $1-milliion, and rehabilitate stream habitat at Latoria Creek, which runs through the property.

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They might not have been Canada’s fights, but some of the Canadians who chose to take up arms became some of the most distinguished soldiers on the battlefield. Of the 10,312 soldiers buried in the U.S. Civil War cemetery at Marietta, Georgia, only two received the highest American award for bravery in the face of the enemy. One of the men to receive the Medal of Honor was Denis Buckley, a Canadian. Buried under the wrong name for 140 years, Buckley is one of 104 known Canadians who have earned the medal. Bart Armstrong, a Saanich resident and the only Canadian member of the Medal of Honor Society, was instrumental in uncovering Buckley’s story and that of some 50 other Canadians who were awarded the highest honour in the U.S. military. For the second year in a row, the 62-year-old Armstrong is hosting an information booth at the Royal B.C. Museum to educate

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Bart Armstrong with his display at the Royal BC Museum honouring veterans. Bart has been researching Canadian recipients of the American Medal of Honor uncovering the stories of some 50 Canadian men who were not previously recognized. visitors on the Canadian recipients of the medal. “About 95 per cent of the time, the people who I’m talking to don’t have a clue what I’m talking about,” said Armstrong, who served 17 years in the Canadian Forces and retired as a Master Warrant Officer. “In the United States, unfortunately, they don’t go out of their way to say ‘Hey, there are a lot of other countries who have helped us as well.’”

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Ex-Metchosinite busted with boatload of drugs

The Vancouver Sun newspaper has reported that former Metchosin resident Phil Stirling was arrested by the U.S. coast guard near Columbia with a boatload of cocaine in October. Stirling remains in custody in Florida. Stirling and others were busted in Ucluelet in May 2006 with a boatload of marijuana. He was also implicated when the U.S. Coast Guard seized $330-million worth of cocaine from a boat in February 2001. Both times Canadian authorities failed to prosecute Stirling.

The trend of Canadians fighting for the U.S. dates back to the 1860s — prior to Canada’s official confederation — when American men from the eastern seaboard often relocated to Canada during the war. When their children grew up, some would go back across the border to fight for the U.S. “In lots of the regiments where our guys were, they earned the only medal in that regiment. It’s kinda neat to say that a Canadian did that.”

Armstrong, also the past president of the Victoria Genealogical Society, has findings from his research stacked up around his Saanich home — referred to as the satellite office by his American colleagues in the Medal of Honor Society. For 11 years he has uncovered photos, records and family histories of otherwise unrecognized Canadian war heroes. Among them is Douglas Munro, the only member of the U.S. Coast Guard to ever be awarded the Medal of Honor. Armstrong has been recognized by the Canadian government for his work, which he hopes to one day publish. Until then, he continues to honour Canadian Medal of Honor recipients with memorial ceremonies, while educating all those interested on both sides of the border. While sharing their history can make some American’s “edgy,” Armstrong said, most are open to learning more about people from other nation’s who played significant roles. “The purpose of the conversation isn’t to insult (American forces), actually, it’s complimenting (them), by showing how much (they’re) willing to open (their) arms to others.” Armstrong’s booth is on display today (Nov. 11) at the Royal B.C. Museum and will be open to the public free of charge.

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Lisa Buchan with Colwood’s Red Barn Market and Colwood fire inspector Capt. John Cassidy show off a smoke alarm reminder bag used to highlight home fire safety.

Summer is the season for brush fires, but for fall and winter, fire dangers are closer to home. Colwood Fire Rescue is raising the alarm that homes need working smoke alarms, especially as homeowners start lighting up fireplaces during those cool winter nights. “We are heading into our busiest time of year for the fire department,” said Colwood fire inspector Capt. John Cassidy. “There are a lot more callouts for chimney fires as people heat their homes with wood.” Typically, if people don’t keep

their chimney clean, creosote deposits within the smoke stack can ignite and burn, and in cases spread into the roof of a home. “Some chimney fires you can hear tinkling, like bells, as the creosote hits the damper,” Cassidy said. “Some roar like a jet engine.” With the help of Thrifty Foods, the new Red Barn Market at Latoria Walk in Colwood and London Drugs, Colwood Fire Rescue gave away 500 red reusable shopping bags to promote fire safety and to remind people of the importance of having working smoke alarms. Fire prevention week is in October, but Cassidy said its message deserves attention year-round. “We’re always trying to get the message out in different ways,” he said. “Giving out 500 bags as been successful. We’ll definitely redo this one.”

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A common garbage room at Christy Point Apartments caught fire early Monday morning. The fire went unnoticed until smoke reached a neighbouring suite and set off the resident’s smoke alarm. The fire department was called just before 5 a.m. to the Craigowan Road building. “The fire had been burning for quite awhile,” View Royal fire Chief Paul Hurst said. “Fortunately a fire wall kept it contained to the one room.” A total of 31 fire fighters from View Royal and Colwood responded and were able to knock the fire down within a few minutes. Four suites on the second floor above the garbage room were evacuated as a precautionary measure. Those suites had only minor smoke damage. The garbage room, however, was completely gutted. The damage is estimated at $10,000. “We believe it was set accidentally. Somebody likely discarded something that sparked the fire,” Hurst said. He reminds the public to ensure cigarette buts, ashes, and other combustibles are fully extinguished before are thrown away.

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“We made a huge public investment in that wall,” Mayor Graham Hill said. “It’s our responsibility to protect it.” Coun. John Rogers said the camera would also be useful for commuters who want to see the road conditions and traffic levels on Island Highway to decide if they want to take that route. “Four Mile hill gets slippery in the winter and it would be good to be able to check if there’s snow on it,” Rogers said. “I check the cameras on the Malahat before I drive on it, and I would do the same for Island Highway.” The purchase of a camera will be considered in the Town’s 2012 capital budget. While several councillors would have liked to see the camera installed sooner, there isn’t enough time left in the current council year to approve the expense.


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Giving kids the gift of READing rugby, Rettie said the teachers will base lessons on rugby using stories, pictures and games. “In our assessment we find something they are good at.” By supporting the Black Press Pennies for Presents campaign Rettie said, “What you are doing is creating community. You are donating to your neighbourhood.”

How you can help ■ Cash donations can be dropped off at the Goldstream News Gazette, 117-777 Goldstream Ave., or Black Press, 818 Broughton St. ■ For a list of businesses accepting donations, watch for notices in the Goldstream News Gazette, Victoria News, Saanich News and Oak Bay News. ■ Schools interested in collecting pennies can call 250-381-3633 ext. 269 or email kslavin@

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Tammy Moore, Child and Youth Co-ordinator for the Victoria READ Society plays a word game with 10-year-old Anya Nielsen-Rhoads and eight-year-old Kieran Strange in the Quadra Street facility. Victoria READ Society is one of the recipients of Pennies For Presents donations.

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With the season of giving looming ahead, there is no greater gift than the gift of literacy. This year Black Press has added the Victoria READ Society to its list of five Pennies for Presents recipients. “If you can read, you can go creative places in your head. If you can’t, your life is what is in front of you,” said Claire Rettie, executive director of Victoria READ Society. The READ Society offers extra attention and help for children struggling with literacy or math. “Your world is very limited (without literacy),” Rettie said. “There is a lot of research that kids who struggle (with reading) feel very isolated and more disconnected.” Funds donated from the Pennies for Presents campaign will help sponsor tuition for 80 students who attend programs via tuition assistance. Each year about 120 students are taught at the society’s four Greater Victoria locations. By helping youth in Victoria focus on their reading, writing and math skills, the society is helping improve the potential income and health of children when they become adults. “We are giving them a creative future and opportunities,” Rettie said. Rettie stressed the importance of identifying children who struggle with literacy

as young as possible — children have a much harder time learning if they can’t read by Grade 3. Students on tuition assistance attend the program for 10 months. Most come twice a week. “We have a continuous intake,” Rettie said, explaining that as more money is donated,

the society sponsors more children. The teachers at the society create individual programs based on strengths and interests of the students. “Some kids are really good at listening and others are really good at looking at pictures and making stories up,” Rettie said. If a child is interested in

Questions from the public must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 for the District of Metchosin. All questions will be forwarded to the Moderator.

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Welcome to the second of three issues featuring Q&As with municipal candidates. Today has View Royal and Metchosin. The Nov. 9 issue featured Colwood and Langford. The Nov. 16 issue features SD 62 trustee candidates.




Andrew Britton

Barb Fetherstonhaugh

Graham Hill

Ron Mattson

Heidi Rast

John Rogers









Paramedic chief, British Columbia Ambulance Service.

Business owner/manager.

Mayor of View Royal.

Project manager, Ministry of Health.

Research Technician with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Retired since 2010. Previously with provincial corrections branch.

Political experience

Councillor Town of View Royal since 2005, chair of public works and transportation committee.

Member of View Royal parks and recreation commission 19841986, CRD environment committee 1998 to 2002.

Mayor, Town of View Royal (2002-2011); Regional hospital board chair; CRD planning, transportation, protective services chair; director, Island Corridor Foundation.

Town of View Royal councillor for 15 years, (1990 to 2006). Member or chair of all major committees.

View Royal councillor since 2008. Chair protective service, bylaw and community services and West Shore RCMP Community Policing advisory committees.

View Royal councillor since 1996. Active member of all committees. CRD rep for regional housing trust fund commission, and Esquimalt Harbour advisory committee.

Community/ volunteer activities

Volunteer for PARTY Program (Prevent Alcohol Related Trauma to Youth), BC Ambulance Honour Guard.

Founding member of Shoreline Community School Association. Victoria Rhythmic Gymnastics club founder, coach, director. Committee for Celebrations Day in View Royal. Executive for View Royal Fastball.

Past president Jr. A/Sr hockey leagues. Canadian Arthritis Society. United Way. Canadian Cancer Society.

View Royal Ratepayers Association for many years. Coached for a numbers of years with View Royal Fastball Association.

In the past I was an active member of the soccer community as a player and a coach, for both adult and youth leagues.

Craigdarroch Castle executive member for 10 years; View Royal transportation advisory committee. Participated in View Royal clean-up days, and “broom pulls” at Cole Island and Knockan Hill Park.

Which municipality do you live in?

View Royal since 2000.

View Royal, 48 years.

View Royal, 20 years.

View Royal, 32 years.

View Royal since 2005.

View Royal, 41 years.

What are the top problems or key concerns in your municipality?

With regional sewage treatment, transit and inflation we are facing large tax increases to our residents.

Taxes continue to increase annually above the rate of inflation. We need to ensure tax money is used efficiently. It is a challenge to have residents and businesses feel connected, and keep the neighborhood feel.

Sewage treatment with its proposed billion dollar price tag, the proposed LRT, also at a billion dollars, are among the pressures that will affect tax bills people here in View Royal and across the region.

Increases to municipal taxes that far outstrip inflation. Diversifying the tax base by encouraging business to locate and invest in our community. Improving opportunities for residents to be involved in decision making.

Our fire hall is seismically vulnerable and needs to be replaced. Traffic issues continue to be a challenge. I support regional sewage treatment, but the scope and cost of the plan exceeds financial capacity of taxpayers.

Development balanced with greenspace. Walkable, age-friendly village centres. Modern regional transit not subjected to traffic congestion. Timely responses from town hall, and a more transparent process.

How would you solve them?

To reduce the impact of property tax increases I will encourage development of smart business/commercial keeping with our community plan and desires of the residents.

Decrease tax increases through frugal measures of spending within the municipality, without losing services and standards. Support new commercial residential mix development, to increase View Royal’s tax base. I would be out in the community, engaging our neighbourhoods to take more active roles in the committees and events. Hold bi-monthly town hall meetings for residents to voice concerns, ideas and suggestions in a welcoming atmosphere.

I have been a progressive leader who, with council, successfully won federal and provincial funding for major improvement projects so that our taxpayers are not shouldering the burden. We have reduced operational costs through engagement of volunteers, inter-municipal partnerships, shared services, and the adoption of a new OCP that strengthens the well being of our town and promote opportunities for business endeavour.

I will not vote to raise property taxes beyond inflation rate and not vote to fund services that are the jurisdiction of other governments. Investigate partnerships with other governments, non-profit organizations and businesses to reduce costs of service delivery. Push for reductions to the cost of the Town’s administration. Diversify, strengthen our tax base. As a symbolic gesture of to fiscal responsibility, recommend council cut its stipend by 10 per cent.

The Town has engaged architectural consultants to undertake public consultation and design input for a new fire rescue building. As council liaison to our fire department, I will work hard to ensure the process is transparent and the public is wellinformed. Continue to support affordable, regional rapid rail on the E&N corridor. Taxpayers cannot be expected to pay for regional sewage treatment. I have the experience to be a strong voice on this issue.

Strong fiscal management that includes a broad tax base and a responsible financial plan to keep expenditures under control. I would promote innovative ways for diverse commercial opportunities and residential densities in areas like the transit corridors and planned regional rapid transit exchanges. Eco-tourism along the two regional trails has great economic potential. The West Shore needs two, not just one, representatives on the transit commission.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

As mayor I will improve service to the residents when they contact town hall. Continue to improve the walkability of our community by encouraging business growth to support the different areas of View Royal. Continue to push for commuter rail from Nanaimo to Victoria, reducing traffic through View Royal.

Engage community members of all ages, and neighbourhoods, to committees and community events. Hold an annual View Royal event. Providing proactive, motivated leadership to council and staff. Support staff initiatives in reduction of costs, and seek green and sustainable ideas and ventures for a better Town of View Royal.

I’m proud of the initiatives that have improved View Royal over the past nine years. It is a town that values healthy living and this is reflected in kilometres of added bike lanes, trails and sidewalks and green spaces. Visible improvements in the town are reflected in property values, which hold their own. View Royal is considered a desirable place to live.

Look for opportunities to ensure the longterm sustainability of the Town. Promote sustainable planning by supporting environmental stewardship, decreased auto dependency, compact development, alternative energy generation and conservation, social and cultural planning, economic diversification and stronger community identity.

Support implementation of the Town’s new official community plan for a more liveable and sustainable community. Continue to work closely with the RCMP to address concerns from increasing police costs to battling graffiti. Improve Town’s stewardship role in the protection and restoration of parks and greenspace through partnerships with GOERT and UVic.

Initiate strategic planning towards an economic development plan, update our infrastructure master plans (transportation, parks, boulevard and drainage), and revamp the administrative bylaws such as land planning. Work with residents to address our old fire hall. Lobby for the E&N trail completion and address outstanding transportation issues along Island Highway.

How do you normally get around (car, bus, bike, walk, other)?

Primary mode of transportation is my bicycle, I walk to council meetings. I try to carpool or use my wife’s car.

I often walk to and from work and occasionally use the bus. My family of six carpools as much as possible.

I walk as much as I can, but a physical challenge and demanding schedule means I take my car to meetings.

I bike to work daily; before that I took the bus. I also use my car for shopping and some non-work related commuting.

I bus or ride my bike (depending on the weather). We have downsized and are a one vehicle family.

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, November 11, 2011 Welcome to the second of three issues featuring Q&As with municipal candidates. Today has View Royal and Metchosin. The Nov. 9 issue featured Colwood and Langford. The Nov. 16 issue features SD 62 trustee candidates.

Civic elections Nov. 19





Frank Rudge

David Screech

Brian Watters

Ed Cooper

John Ranns

Bob Gramigna









Community organizer and entrepreneur.

Owner/operator of Gregg’s Furniture & Upholstery.

Account manager.



Retired horticulturalist.

Three years Metchosin council.

Metchosin mayor, 2005– present, 1992–1999; Metchosin alderman, 1987-1992. SD62 trustee, 1999-2005. CRD finance chair, 2005-present.

Metchosin councillor, nine years; Juan de Fuca water commission chair; planning and zoning committee chair; finance committee chair.

Volunteer as heavy equipment operator on community projects.

Metchosin Community House volunteer and Metchosin Day lamb barbecue volunteer.

View Royal councillor since View Royal parks and 2002. West Shore Parks & recreation advisory Rec board; vice chair CRD committee. arts committee; director, Greater Victoria labour relations association.

Political experience

Community/ volunteer activities

Victoria Riding for the Disabled. Big Brothers/Big Sisters. PEERS Society. Corporate Challenge rowing coach. Rowing coach Spectrum High School.

Past director of the View Royal Community Association and president of the Friends of Knockan Hill Park Society.

Which municipality do you live in?

View Royal for six years.

View Royal since 1998.

View Royal since 2005.


Metchosin, lifetime resident.

Metchosin, 15 years.

What are the top problems or key concerns in your municipality?

Official community plan implementation. Increases in property taxes. Development and rebuilding infrastructure systems. Fire hall replacement. Transparency of council decision making process.

Transportation is a major issue as View Royal deals with the ever increasing commuter traffic. A new fire hall is critical. Issues such as sewage treatment and the proposed LRT will be at the forefront during the next term.

Keeping taxes low. Community involvement in the future development of View Royal projects. Parks and recreation sites that promote sport and community gatherings.

The purchase of roads equipment.

Preserving Metchosin’s unique rural lifestyle is always my number one concern and is why I am seeking re-election. Providing services without continual increases in taxes is a concern for all municipalities.

Making sure services, such as policing, are affordable, ensuring continued respect for the community’s vision in the official community plan, and building relationships with neighbours, including Beecher Bay First Nation.

How would you solve them?

I would improve relations between council and the concerned residents of View Royal with improved dialogue. Address the concerns of business and residents regarding property taxes. Take a fresh look at the infrastructure system. Carefully review the fire hall situation and emergency preparedness.

Continue working on streetscape improvements for all users, pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles. Traffic calming features need to be increased. I support an extensive public consultation process on design and scope of the new fire hall to culminate with the construction of a modern day post disaster capable building. Regional issues will need strong experienced leadership to ensure View Royal’s concerns are heard and met.

We should be looking at ways to increase funding through other sound investments within our community, future developments and projects. Investing into a sustainable community helps reduce tax increases. I would like to involve the community more in the decisions that are made for future projects and their ideas explored on issues that arise. I also support funding core community programs.

Contract it out as opposed Our rural direction not to owning the equipment. only provides the greatest lifestyle choices but is also the most cost effective. Innovative approaches to municipal management has led to Metchosin having the lowest taxes in the region, no debt, large cash reserves and substantially improved infrastructure. During this term we have strengthened our relations with the Beecher Bay First Nation which could lead to a treaty settlement that benefits both communities.

I am proud to have participated in decisionmaking that resulted in cost effective services through contracting administration and establishing in-house road services. With healthy reserve funds, this approach has led to modest tax increases over the past three years. I am a staunch supporter of the OCP. It has been effective in protecting the community vision established almost 30 years ago.

I have always worked to ensure that the residents concerns are heard and acted on in council deliberations. I have provided a strong voice for the residents at the council table. I am committed to providing proven progressive leadership that will ensure View Royal remains a vibrant, affordable and sustainable community.

Supporting and seeking new ideas in sustainable economic projects that benefit the community. This will help reduce further increases in taxes. I would also ensure that residents are being heard. Political procedures can sometimes be confusing. I believe simplifying ways residents bring forth ideas and concerns.

Build seniors housing in Metchosin.

As mayor one of my top priorities is to establish a co-operative and respectful council environment. A conflicted council leads to a conflicted community and inhibits sensible governance. Thanks to a hardworking, collaborative council and supportive residents this past term has been the most productive in my 18 years on Metchosin council.

I believe that Metchosin is a terrific community as it is. I have appreciated the opportunity to work with residents for the past nine years. During that time I have consistently participated in thoughtful decision-making on council after thoroughly researching issues and listening to the views of residents. I will continue to do so if re-elected for a fourth term on council.

Cycling is my main form of transport but I do drive as well.

I enjoy walking or cycling through the parks and trails of View Royal. I drive for work.


Truck or car.


What would you do on council to improve your community?

How do you normally get around (car, bus, bike, walk, other)?

I use my vehicle or walk to our services in the area.

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE

Welcome to the second of three issues featuring Q&As with municipal candidates. Today has View Royal and Metchosin. The Nov. 9 issue featured Colwood and Langford. The Nov. 16 issue features SD 62 trustee candidates.

Civic elections Nov. 19



Dani Horgan

Kyara Kahakauwila

Moralea Milne

Jo Mitchell

Larry Tremblay

Karen Watson









Single hockey mom/ call centre rep and shop steward.

Self employed.

Retired, formerly a business owner.


Retired after 30 years with the federal government.

Truck driver/merchandiser.

Metchosin council from 1999-2008. Chair of parks, planning and zoning and roads. Chair of CRD arts, and family court and youth justice committees.

One term Metchosin council; finance chair; CRD arts committee; liaison with environmental advisory committee and for Beecher Bay. West Shore Rec board member.

Two terms Metchosin councillor; chair of highways, healthy communities and agricultural committees; liaison to West Shore Rec and School District 62.

Metchosin councillor since 2008.

Metchosin council 13 years; seven as former councillor, six as former mayor. Six years on CRD board, two years as vicechair of the board and six years as CRD parks chair.

Political experience

Community/ volunteer activities

Helping at my son’s school, hot lunch, reading, fun-fairs and field trips. Volunteering with campaigns of Lynn Hunter, Maurine Karagianis and John Horgan.

Better Business Bureau Vancouver Island director, 2009-present. West Shore Chamber of Commerce president, 2010-present. Capital Region Music Awards Society (Juno 2014 bid committee), vicepresident 2010-present.

Many environmental volunteer groups, with organizing the fire hall auxiliary, writing natural history articles for the Muse, organizing talk-andwalk events in Metchosin, and removing broom from Devonian Park.

Member of many voluntary committees and boards before and since being elected.

Which municipality do you live in?

Metchosin since 1974.

Metchosin, 22 years.

Metchosin, 22 years.

Metchosin since 1992.

Metchosin. Our family has owned the property for 22 years.

Metchosin, 32 years.

What are the top problems or key concerns in your municipality?

Metchosin works well if we keep the vision of most Metchosinites as our focus; keeping Metchosin rural and protecting and preserving ecosystems. I want to add my voice to those who want to protect its community spirit.

Detached secondary suites; maintain value for services to residents while keeping taxes low and reserves full; Relationships with other levels of government, neighbouring communities and First Nations.

Remaining rural in the face of increasing urban pressures. Maintaining our infrastructure in excellent condition. Maintaining our finances in the black and keeping tax increases low.

Ensuring Metchosin remains a viable rural community; maintaining low costs and taxes; serving our aging population.

In my opinion, our most disruptive problem is the misinformation that comes out every election. Detached suites have been a divisive issue for many years. Seniors needs have also been an ongoing debate.

The current council has projected property taxes to increase 20 per cent by 2014. The detached secondary suite issue is still unresolved.

How would you solve them?

I’d like to see increased services for seniors and youth, addressing the needs of our aging population while providing opportunities for younger residents to raise their families with a healthy respect for nature. Problems that arise should be handled by listening and consulting with the community. Metchosin has been served well by a mayor and council who listen to the people, and I’d like to continue in that tradition.

Regardless of the referendum, there will be ramifications to be addressed in a logical, but companionate manner. Metchosin enjoys relatively low taxes with healthy reserves. With the addition of a public works crew, our roads and emergency response capabilities, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation will be needed. Strong partnerships are required to protect and facilitate Metchosin as a viable alternative to our urban counterparts.

It is crucial to adhere to our OCP. I will monitor the two-year trial period of roads maintenance to see that it meets residents expectations, while being cost effective. Potential police tax costs have been anticipated, and will have a minimal effect on overall tax bills and I will remain financially prudent with our residents tax dollars. I will abide by the outcome of the referendum question.

Strict adherence to our OCP and agricultural land reserve guidelines, promoting agriculture, parks and trails network, and supporting voluntary community bodies. Continuing our current policy of employing technical experts as needed, and closely monitoring our new in-house roads maintenance program for cost-effectiveness. Implementing the program to enable seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

I would urge residents to get informed, to ask the candidates questions and not put too much faith in anonymous literature that comes in the mail. I have always supported having a choice to have an attached suite or detached suite, but not both, so there would be no increase in density. We are going to have a nonbinding referendum on the ballot this election. I have always encouraged our community to support seniors staying in Metchosin if they wish.

When I was on council property taxes were projected to a zero per cent increase in 2008. This accounted for anticipated policing costs and maintaining staff and service levels. I will work to bring Metchosin’s finances back on track and ensure taxpayers get the best value for their tax dollars. I will vote ‘yes’ on the referendum to allow detached secondary suites to allow the process to move forward. A ‘no’ vote will stop the public process.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

Listen to the people. Keep respectful, open and honest communication on council and in all actions. Many Metchosin families have been here for generations, keeping the vision of Metchosin and passing it on to their children. Families move to Metchosin with respect for that same vision and a desire to maintain our natural surroundings and farmland.

Work diligently on the issues listed above. Strive for positive, collaborative, open and inclusive relationships with council, with staff and volunteers, with residents and outside organizations. Have fun!

I will continue supporting our social and community infrastructure, such as the Community House, riding ring, arts centre and advisory committees. I will build on the positive relationship we have developed with our neighbours and friends of Beecher Bay. I am an environmentalist, any decision I make is filtered for its effect on the environment.

Continue to work as chair of relevant committees and advocate appropriate actions to my fellow councillors. My major reasons for running again are that more remains to be done to sustain our community, and, given the constructive working relationships on the current council, I hope and expect that real improvements can be realized.

We have completed a trail through the village centre. I would like to see a continuation of multi-use roadside trails financed by gas tax revenue. Strive to control tax increases higher than the CRD cost of living index, by ensuring reserves cover future policing costs. Having our own maintenance yard will give council more control over highway maintenance costs.

As a Metchosin councillor I will bring my experience, clarity and transparency to the Council table on all issues. I will encourage more participation by and reporting to the residents of Metchosin. I will continue to hear their concerns and develop solutions that are consistent with the rural lifestyle that we all want to protect.

How do you normally get around (car, bus, bike, walk, other)?

I bus to work in downtown Car; I’m a soccer mom Victoria and use the car with two active boys. to drive my son Liam to hockey.

Unfortunately I get around by car as hiking and cycling are difficult from where I live. I occasionally take the bus into Victoria.

Given Metchosin’s size, mostly driving.

The bus for CRD meetings A fuel efficient Ford Focus, and on municipal business when I’m not driving my three-ton work truck. out of town. Drive when it’s not possible to walk or take the bus. • A9 • A9

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Suites dominate Metchosin election forum Charla Huber News staff


Terry Wilson




Retired navy chief petty officer with 30 years service.

Political experience

As former military, I did not actively get involved in politics.

Community/ volunteer activities

Former Big Brother. Volunteer co-ordinator for the fleet school of CFB Esquimalt for the United Way Campaign. Past president of the CFB Esquimalt/Workpoint Boat Club.

Which municipality do you live in?

Metchosin since 1991.

What are the top problems or key concerns in your municipality?

Possibility of the feds selling off land would put us in a tough position. We cannot survive on residential and farm taxes alone. Where do we stand now that we don’t have a roads contract in place to handle the winter?

How would you solve them?

More fiscal responsibility with the tax dollar, our pockets are not that deep. Metchosin will soon bear its policing costs, taxes will rise and continue to. I personally do not want to be taxed out of Metchosin. I think that limited, strictly controlled commercial development in the village core is essential to Metchosin’s future. I am not talking “Big Box.” There are businesses that would fit very well into our area but there must be a will on our part to allow it to happen.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

How do you normally get around (car, bus, bike, walk, other)?

Late model pickup.

It was perhaps an unexpected ending to an all-candidates meeting, with Metchosin council hopefuls embracing in public displays of affection. Mayoral and council candidates met a full-house of residents and a barrage of questions at the Metchosin Community Hall last Friday night. All current council members are running again this election — councillors Jo Mitchell, Moralea Milne, Bob Gramigna, Larry Tremblay and Mayor John Ranns. Former councillor Kyara Kahakauwila, former mayor Karen Watson and newcomers Terry Wilson and Dani Horgan are seeking a council seat. Former councillor Ed Cooper is challenging Ranns for the mayor’s seat. When candidates were asked for their long-term vision of the community, Cooper responded with, “I’d like to see everyone in the community get along.” With that, Ranns reached over and put his arm around his fellow aspirant. Hugging became infectious as Milne and Horgan embraced, and other candidates began to follow suit as the crowd erupted with laughter. The opening statements of Ranns and Cooper were the most heated of what was still a rather mild meeting. Cooper argued that Metchosin is in financial trouble and read out details of staff salaries

and vehicle maintenance reports. When Ranns, seeking his sixth non-consecutive term as mayor, took his turn, he said, “I really like Ed, but he’s really not right about a lot of stuff.” Ranns said the District is a provincial leader on running a small municipality and is in excellent financial health. Audience questions mainly focused on two topics: the upcoming referendum question on detached secondary suites, and bylaw enforcement. Watson, Tremblay, Wilson, Horgan and Cooper all said they would vote “yes” to allow detached suites. Kahakauwila was undecided, while Mitchell and Milne said they are opposed to detached suites. Gramigna and Ranns stayed neutral and refused to disclose their votes. “I see detached suites or second houses as a slippery slope to subdivisions,” Mitchell said. “If there has to be 50 feet between the suite and the house, how could you subdivide that?” Tremblay responded. “I maintain my neutrality. It isn’t for me to sway to the vote,” Gramigna said. While Metchosin residents will be voting on whether or not to allow detached suites in the district, many of these suites already exist in Metchosin. “We have detached suites here. A lot of young families live in them, a lot of our volunteers live in them,” said Kahakauwila, a former three-term councillor.

For candidates in favour of secondary suites, the consensus was the detached suites would be built primarily for family members, giving grown children the ability to stay within the district. “This will make us stronger by keeping families together,” Wilson said. Horgan admitted to living in her parents’ legal secondary suite. “I am a renter and can’t afford to live here. I would love to have my own (detached) suite.” Residents voiced concern over if detached suites are OK’d in the district, people may start building additional suites illegally. “We would draft a a very tight bylaw,” Watson said. “We need to make sure we hold tight and protect what we hold dear to ourselves,” Kahakauwila said. Throughout the meeting residents, raised question about the District’s ability to enforce bylaws pertaining to secondary suites and other infractions. Milne brought up the point that while the detached secondary suites are illegal, “you can’t just kick people out. Some people are barely above homelessness.” Ranns explained mediation is best way to handle bylaw infractions, as opposed to going to court, which is costly for the District and taxpayers. All candidates agreed the new council will need to look at the detached secondary suites, regardless of the referendum results. “We will have to look at how we address our illegal suites,” Ranns said.

Mayor on the ballot rare in View Royal Sam Van Schie News staff

View Royal will have a chance to choose its mayor for the first time in nine years. In the past two elections, no one challenged current Mayor Graham Hill and he was took the position by acclimation. Now Hill has two people running against him as he seeks his a fourth term.

Andrew Britton Andrew Britton, 45, is a two-term councillor who says it’s time for someone new to lead the town. He wants to see View Royal welcoming new smart development, and in particular commercial space for professional offices, to diversify the tax base — and fast. He says the tax base needs to be diversified to avoid big tax increases to pay for future projects, including sewage treatment, light rail transit and a new fire hall. “I’m not saying put a bunch of big box stores in View Royal,” Britton stressed, explaining he’d like to attract doctors and lawyers offices and other professionals. He says it currently takes far too long for development proposals to be approved. “There are proposals I saw in my first term as councillor that are still at council,” Britton said. “At Thetis Cove the developer went bankrupt waiting for us to approve the project.” Britton is also concerned about nonessential spending. He didn’t support spending $150,000 on the rock mural on Island Highway — and though he says it’s a beautiful piece of public art, he still questions if the money could have been better spent. “I would review all current spending ... and trim the fat,” Britton said, noting that he suspects there could be savings in maintenance contracts and budgets for sending councillors to conferences.

A full-time paramedic, Britton admits he can’t also be a full-time mayor, but said that will give other councillors a chance to be more involved. “Being mayor isn’t doing everything yourself, it’s recognizing the strengths on your council and delegating,” he said.

Barb Fetherstonhaugh Barb Fetherstonhaugh, 48, ran unsuccessfully for a council seat last election and this time is trying for the mayor’s spot. “Mayor is a different and better position for me and what I want to accomplish,” said Fetherstonhaugh, owner of Pete’s Tent and Awning. “I want to create a smoother bureaucratic process with a council that really listens to people.” Born and raised in View Royal, Fetherstonhaugh was a founding member of the Shoreline Community School Association and, 30 years later, she continues to serve on its board of directors. She’s served on parents advisory councils and has been on Town and regional committees. In all her governance roles, she’s made it a priority to listen to people and explain to them what’s going on in the decision making process. This is what she promises to bring to the mayor’s office, if elected. “Politicians always say they’re elected to make decisions for people — I disagree with that,” Fetherstonhaugh said. “I think we’re elected to listen to people and represent what they want.” She wants to make it easier for residents to have their voices heard, by holding regular town hall meetings where anyone can speak on whatever topic. She also wants to limit in-camera discussions to only what is legally necessary and recruit a larger cross-section of people to sit on committees. Fetherstonhaugh is modest about her chance of unseating the current mayor. “Of course I’d like to win, but even if

I get 20 to 30 per cent of the vote, that’s going to send a strong message that people are looking for change,” she said.

Graham Hill Graham Hill, 76, has been View Royal’s mayor since 2002 and this is the first year since then that he’s had competition for his job. A retired government worker, Hill is a full-time mayor who serves on several Capital Regional District committees, including as vice-chair of the CRD board of directors, chair of the CRD hospital board, and chair of the CRD planning, transportation and protective services committee. He’s also a founding director of the Island Corridor Foundation. Over the past nine years, Hill said he’s taken View Royal from being an un-cared for Town to an attractive place to live. “I’m proud of my work so far,” Hill said. “This election is an opportunity to strengthen my position and mandate as I talk with voters and consider the view of fellow candidates.” He said the Town is facing uncertain times with the challenges of downloading of responsibility from higher levels of government, as well as upcoming expenses of replacing the town fire hall, while contributing to regional sewage treatment and transportation. “I’m used to advocating for the Town’s interests and securing funding for big projects,” Hill said, citing the federal funding for the Island Highway Improvement Project and regional gas tax funding for Craigflower bridge, as examples of grants secured under his watch. “We’ve been able to make major improvements without burdening the taxpayer.” View Royal’s taxes are the fourth lowest in the region, Hill pointed out. “We’ve managed our spending responsibly,” he said. “The Town is in a good position to continue to develop in a sustainable way.”

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Horrors of war not forgotten I

t’s a little disconcerting that there hasn’t been more outrage about the decision to release the latest Call of Duty video game during the same week as Remembrance Day. Sales of the latest installment of the franchise are expected to set a record for entertainment products of any kind. And while there is a long history of films, plays and games that have turned the tension of war into a source of amusement, this week is about much more than recalling tales of heroism. Today is a time to address the conflicting emotions that make Remembrance Day such an important time of the year. We take pride in the men and women who ventured into killing zones because that is what they were told to do, what they believed they had to do. But that pride must also be tempered with melancholy and repugnance. We celebrate the courage of our armed forces, from the horrific conflicts of the First World War that helped forge Canada’s early identity, to the noble efforts of those who risk everything to win the hearts and minds of modern Afghanis. In doing so, many sacrificed their lives while many more have returned to our society profoundly changed. Lest we forget, they did this so that the rest of us would not have to share their experience. We are finding out more and more about the lasting effects that war has on people who experience combat. Concepts like post traumatic stress disorder are better understood than the archaic ailment of being shell shocked. Yet, there is much more work to do. Veterans suffer exponentially higher from mental illness than the rest of the population and suicide is an epidemic among soldiers returning from war. Remembrance Day must be a time when we cherish the fragility of peace. Today, we do not pay tribute to war but to those who sacrificed so much to try and end war. We can honour their courage by taking inspiration from it and ensuring we all do what we can to resolve conflicts without violence. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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


Tribute to the boots on the ground


my wedding. hen I first met Willy he Mostly he’s worked domestididn’t stop, just said “hi” cally, rising the ranks to warrant and marched directly to officer, while toiling in less the corner of the living desirable places such as room where he sat down Petawawa, Ont. in the apartment’s only I’ve followed his career chair. at increments, hearing lots He let out a grumbling some years, and little dursigh, stretched his legs ing others. Often times it’s and untied his army a window of reality into the boots (on the carpet, I Canadian Forces. A small might add). window, but a window I didn’t really know all the same. For me and what to expect from the of my friends, Willy’s guy. I knew Willy was Travis Paterson some our only real tie to the milcoming straight from Island Insider itary world and even so, boot camp, but all the it’s easy to forget that he’s pictures I’d seen of him seen things the overseas struggles previous to that meeting were of a of which I can only imagine. kid with shoulder-length hair wearIf war came to B.C., as silly or ing death metal T-shirts. scary as that seems, I would cerSo it was a bit of a surprise to tainly need Willy to show me how have a clean cut, 19-year-old roommate getting up at 5 a.m. and talking to hold my gun just the same as about getting PT (physical training). I needed him to light the nightly camp fires when we hiked the West Well, that didn’t last long. By the Coast Trail. end of the first week we were both The conversation would go somesleeping until noon, classes at the thing like this. University of Victoria be damned. “First of all, not-officer Paterson, His orderly habits quickly deterioit’s a rifle. Guns are big and are rated and it’s easy to see why. For attached to things like tanks.” a guy who spent half the summer You see, despite being the same in the field, it’s no wonder he could guy who once brought 1,000 stueat cold chili from the can, leave dents dining in UVic’s cafeteria to it on the coffee table, and then finhysterics with his karaoke version ish it eight hours later. What’s the of Meredith Brooks’ I’m a Bitch, harm? Willy gets pretty serious when it We were hardened bachelors, comes to army stuff. studying and drinking away the fall He has awards and honours of 1997. But we grew up. (most recently receiving the Chief Since then Willy’s kept up with the reserves, toured the Middle East of Defence Staff Commendation) of a couple of times and even spoke at which I barely know the name of.

I actually had to text him to find that out. Sometimes I’m stunned to learn the only guy who could ever out-sleep me (per hours in the day) is the same guy who couldn’t sit still whilst on tour. During one spell in the Middle East, Willy reported back that action was slow and he’d volunteered for the base’s snake patrol. Having seen the guy once fight a vacuum and lose, I was a little curious about how he would deal with poisonous snakes. “It’s not that big a deal. They call me and I smack it with a shovel,” he said at the time. Okay, so maybe the vacuum didn’t win that fight after all. I’m not saying all Canadian Forces full timers and reservists are automatic heroes. They’re not. But Willy kind of is. He’s good at being in the army, and I’m pretty sure he’s the exact type of guy we want in the army. When summer’s forest fires flair beyond control, it’s not anyone who gets called in to help with the surrounding chaos, it’s people like Willy. So cheers to you my friend. If you didn’t catch our special Remembrance Day section called Courage, ask around. It came out on Wednesday (Nov. 9) and it’s packed full of great stories about everyday people doing not-so everyday things. —Travis Paterson is the sports reporter for Black Press Greater Victoria papers.

‘If war came to B.C., I would need Willy to show me how to hold my gun.’

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LETTERS Remembering the fallen The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. A day to remember wars long fought; A day to remember wars being fought; A day to remember heroes long gone; A day to remember heroes among us; A day to remember sacrifices made; A day to remember freedoms regained. Gordon Greenhow Colwood

‘Occupy’ sends important message Re: Protests surround ice rink site in downtown Victoria, News, Oct. 26, 2011. So these protestors have different agendas to some of us who are not involved and are possibly going to interfere with the enjoyment of an outdoor ice rink. Some of you may be missing out on some fun over the winter months. Someone even thinks they are like “litter” and “should be removed.” Is that how you feel about the millions in the past who have protested inequalities and human rights issues? There are people all around the globe right now protesting about corporate greed and where it is taking us. And yes, it sucks when our local pleasures are affected, but there is a much more urgent situation here. Maybe it’s time to start paying attention to what is going on around you here and in the rest of the world and decide who you are. You are not part of the one per cent, so you must be part of the 99 per cent, and if you disagree with this rationale then you really do have a lot of catching up to do. And yes, corporate greed does exist here and our government blatantly supports it. One example: see Tom Fletcher describes well how BC Hydro is allowed to show itself as making profit and give the government money from its “profit” and pay huge bonuses to senior management when BC Hydro is actually billions in debt and growing this debt annually. Maybe when you cannot afford your hydro bill and the power goes out you might just wish you had been paying attention to what the protests are about. Anne Robson View Royal

Teaching still a full-time job I was appalled to hear 67 of 70 school boards in B.C. voted to cut teachers pay by 15 per cent because of the job action.

I understand Vancouver, Victoria and the Kootneys school boards opposed the motion. I am at school at 8 a.m. most days. I rarely leave before 5 p.m. I was hired to teach. I have worked hard to prepare a good educational plan for my students. I have met with most of my parents and discussed their children’s progress. I have invited parents to come and see me if they have any concerns. I have met with social workers, speech pathologists, physiotherapists and I have referred students that need support. I have been an active member of the school-based team and the health and safety committee. Do I deserve a pay cut because I have not printed some information on a boardsubscribed piece of paper? I thought we were supposed to be working towards improving education for our students. Teachers are advocating for the best educational opportunities in our classrooms. We are professionals that are working hard to protect the learning environment of young people at a time when the government is stripping away the children’s rights to a safe and enriching educational experience. I am not working less during this job action, and I should not lose pay because I am standing up to protect the children that I care very much about. School boards need to stand up and be counted as supporting children and schools in a way that they should be run. Schools need adequate financial support to maintain safe environments and provide appropriate learning conditions to allow children to be successful. Attacking teachers will not accomplish this goal. Marg Eagle Colwood

Columnist didn’t do his homework Re: Former premier joins Hydro conspiracy club, B.C. Views, Nov. 4, 2011. Tom Fletcher does a good job skewering the claims made by opponents of BC Hydro’s smart meters. Too bad he didn’t use the same rapier to examine the claims made by BC Hydro regarding the benefits of smart meters. Of the ones he mentions, BC Hydro provides no evidence of any cost savings or actual benefit to consumers. Detecting outages, for example, is pretty easy and quick to do now because consumers use their phones to immediately call and complain. Other major disruptions such as broken transmission lines, power poles struck by vehicles or lightning, or other failures are all easily and quickly detectable with BC Hydro’s existing technology. • A11

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Roadways open Beacon Hill to all Re: Beacon Hill’s roads to disappear, News, Oct, 19, 2011. My in-laws, who are 91 and 95, rely on my husband and myself for so many things to keep them in their home. One of the few enjoyments they have is when we take them for a drive. And one of the places we always drive through is Beacon Hill Park. They love to see the flowers, trees, animals, people and sometimes in the summer we’ll take in a cricket match. Often we get ice cream at the Beacon Hill Drive-In. If driving through the park will be restricted, and parking spaces reduced, I know this will adversely affect their enjoyment of this wonderful place. By car is the only way they can be in it. This summer my husband and I enjoyed the Victoria Symphony concert at the bandshell, and so many of the people there were using wheelchairs, walkers or canes, and without being driven there and able to have close access, they would never have been able to attend. I appreciate why the changes are proposed, but with an aging population, they are the ones who will be unfairly affected at the expense of more mobile and younger people. If speed is the issue then speed bumps should help reduce or eliminate this problem. Helene Harrison Victoria

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RCMP on hunt for sexual assault suspect court on Monday. West Shore RCMP He was released on are hunting for a man a number of condiin relation to a sexual tions, including no assault in Langford on contact with the Nov. 1. co-accused or the Police say a 22-yearvictim. old Victoria woman RCMP haven’t asked two males for a located the second ride home from Victosuspect, Godstime ria’s downtown early Obelikpyha, 28, of Tuesday morning, but RCMP photo no fixed address. A was driven to a home Godstime warrant has been in Langford. Police Obelikpyha issued for his arrest allege she was sexually in relation to the sexual assault. assaulted by two males. He has an outstanding sexual Solomon Akintoye, 28, of assault charge from an offense Saanich, has been charged with in the Lower Mainland. sexual assault and appeared in

Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz said investigators had to do some investigative work to track down Akintoye. It’s unclear if either men reside at the Langford home. The victim didn’t know her alleged attackers, Rochlitz said. Obelikphya is described as a black male, five foot nine (175 cm) and 176 lbs., (80 kg). Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Godstime Obelikpyha, is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222TIPS.


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A 19-year-old Victoria man, whose friends congratulated him for being arrested, has Victoria police shaking their heads in disgust. The man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly spraying paint on two memorial headstones at Pioneer Square, including a war monument honouring the air force and another recognizing four children who died in the mid1800s. “We are particularly disturbed by this senseless crime, especially so close to Remembrance Day,” said Victoria police spokesperson Const. Mike Russell. “He admitted to spray-painting and his friends actually congratulated him on his first arrest ... a twisted form of humour in the tagging community.” Police say the teen was holding an empty spray can and had paint on his hands when they arrived. The man, whose name was not released, faces a mischief charge.

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Eric Holmgren can’t stop loving the foulmouthed ways of Richard Roma. Holmgren is the actor and Roma, a slick, intimidating and conniving real estate salesman, in the play Glengarry Glen Ross. And when Holmgren’s talking about the David Mamet play, there’s no getting away from that F word, among others. “This is a gritty play with real American dialogue,” says Holmgren. “Mamet knew these characters. They were racist. They

were sexist. They were assholes.” Holmgren is also the show’s producer. Put simply, Glengarry is the story of four real estate salesmen at a Chicago office who are forced into a contest. The story also happens to be a social commentary which applies heavily to the world’s economic situation. “The contest winner gets a Cadillac, second place gets a set of steak knives and the other two are fired,” Holmgren said. “A lot of the financial problems the world is in now, especially Occupy Wall Street, this gives a window into the type of person who would sell you nothing, and tell you it’s something. Roma basically sells swampland in Florida, but that’s not what he ‘sells’ it as. “It’s reminiscent of the mortgage financing and housing market collapse.”

The play won Mamet a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 1984 and became a critically acclaimed movie in 1992 with a cast of Hollywood stars including Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino as Roma. “The play is a black comedy, however, while the movie is a drama,” Holmgren said. “The language is part of that. Glengarry holds one of the highest uses of the F word in a play. It’s on the edge for Victoria. We first performed it in Nanaimo and had people who walked out – it was too much for them. “We live in such political correctness. But for me I love the drama, I love the conflict. Actors jump at opportunities to do plays like this.” The Victoria production by Island Repertory Theatre features an all-local cast of Holmgren, Howie Siegel, Wes Borg, Morgan

Cranny, Jason Stevens, Eric Holmgren, Dick Newson, Jaymes D. Goodman and Kevin Stinson. “I’m really in love with it and I think Victoria audiences will enjoy it,” Holmgren said.

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Rainforest scenes captured in photo show

Scenic West Coast rainforests are the theme of a photographic exhibit and fundraiser at Dales Gallery until the end of the month. Photographers TJ Watt of the Ancient Forest Alliance and Don Denton, photo editor for the News, will show their photos of similar subjects taken in very different ways. Proceeds from sales of Watt’s photos go to the Ancient Forest Alliance. The exhibit runs from now until Nov. 25 at Dales Gallery, 537 Fisgard St.

Get your heart racing over social politics

Learn more about Greater Victoria’s social political scene and get your heartbeat racing at the same time. Heartbeat, a dance and art show, happens Nov. 18 and 19, courtesy of Fostermom arts and crafts collective, at the University of Victoria. Proceeds support the People’s Assembly of Victoria, organizer of Occupy Victoria. Local artists will perform at the dance on Nov. 18, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Felicita’s Campus Pub, 3800 Finnerty Rd. Cost is $5.

A 24-hour art show happens the next day at the Ministry of Casual Living, 1442 Haultain St., beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is by donation.

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Enjoy a performance of Persian music Saturday Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Darya, an evening of Persian music on classic instruments is at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Rd. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students. Call 250-477-6222 for more information.

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Two new exhibits will be on display at the Gallery at the Mac later this month. Dorothy Haegert’s InteriorsExteriors show, and the Linda Darby, Virginia SmallFry and Jane Storrier show True Lies will run Nov. 21 to Feb. 27. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. The Gallery at the Mac is located inside the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Sq.) and is open during theatre performances or by appointment by calling 250-361-0800.

Local writer brings home Giller Prize Colwood author Esi Edugyan won one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards Tuesday night. Edugyan picked up the Scotiabank Giller Prize and $50,000 for her novel, Half-Blood Blues, about a group of black jazz musicians trying to survive in Europe during the Second World War. Half-Blood Blues was also shortlisted for a Man Booker Prize and a Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. It is also nominated for a Governor General’s Literacy Award, which will be announced Tuesday (Nov. 15).

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Gurdeep Nijjer wants to share her culture with the world, with a Bollywood bling fling. The Victoria nurse is organizing an extravaganza of Indian fashion and fare at the Mary Winspear Centre this weekend. “The fashion show is sort of a Bollywood highend fashion show,” Nijjer said. Nijjer invited creator Davi Bains Gill of Armaan DBG to bring her creations and models for the Timeless 2011 line to the Bodine Family Hall. “I like fashion, I just don’t get time being a nurse and a mom of three kids,” Nijjer said. “I wanted to do something for charity and I wanted to promote the culture, the diversity.” Proceeds of the show will go to aid B.C. Chil-

dren’s Hospital in Vancouver, a charity near to her heart. “I’m a registered nurse as a profession,” she said. “I wanted to do something for charity. I have kids; everybody has kids. If anything happens they go to B.C. Children’s, where they always need help.” “I use (Bains Gill’s) designer clothes myself,” Nijjer said. “It gives you that taste of both East and West. … It’s a blend of both cultures.” The event opens with classic Bollywood dance followed by the first portion of the fashion extravaganza. “We will have a break for dinner, appetizers will be served at the table,” Nijjar said. “Then the last is a Bollywood dance by 18- to 22-year-olds doing a high-energy dance and it will follow up with a DJ and people can dance.” Armaan presents Timeless 2011 at the Mary Winspear Centre on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 or $400 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the Mary Winspear Centre box office, at 250-656-0275 or email for more information.

“Dr. Foth” visits Victoria on book tour

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One of Canada’s most well-travelled journalists is making a stop in the Capital Region next week to promote his new memoir. Allan Fotheringham, known to many as Dr. Foth, has been a journalist and columnist for more than 50 years for publications like the Vancouver Sun, MacLean’s, and the Globe and Mail. He was also a panelist on the popular CBC-TV show Front Page Challenge.

Fotheringham’s new book -- his ninth -- is titled Boy From Nowhere: A Life in Ninety-One Countries, and is filled with reflections on the columnist’s life and career, celebrity encounters, and commentary on his early days in journalism. Dr. Foth will give a talk and sign copies of the book at the Central library branch, 735 Broughton St., on Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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Victorians join Bosa Properties supports local community B.C. tourism industry board Greater Victoria’s tourism interests province-wide are being represented by four new faces. Mandy Farmer, Christine Stoneman, Earl Wilde and Kimberley Hughes were recently selected as board members of the Tourism Industry Association of B.C., which represents B.C.’s $13-billion tourism sector and advocates for 18,000 tourism businesses throughout the province. “The newly elected board broadens our representation and strengthens our association’s leadership team,” association chair, Lana Denoni, said in a release. “I am interested in making a difference to the tourism industry,” Kimberley Hughes, who manages the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel in Victoria, said in a statement. “During these difficult economic times, we need a united, strong voice advocating policy that will strengthen our industry. (The tourism association) has the opportunity to provide a strong voice for our industry in British Columbia, and I will work hard to be part of that change.” Hughes is joined on the board by Wilde, president and general manager of the Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites, Stoneman, representing Chemistry Consulting Group and GT Hiring Solutions, and Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns.

Bosa Properties, the family-owned development company undertaking their first Victoria project, Promontory at Bayview Place, visited several local not-for-profit organizations last week to learn more about the needs of the Victoria community. Gillie Easdon, Program Bosa Properties’ Colin Bosa and Coordinator for Every Step Simpson visited with walkers from Counts, spoke with Daryl Step Counts. Simpson, Bosa Senior Vice The Bosa Properties FoundaPresident, about the unique running and walking program for tion grew from the belief apprepeople experiencing challenges ciation that a new building has a and barriers in their lives. Easdon profound effect on its local comalso received a $20,000 donation munity and that this community from the Bosa Properties Foun- is defined by all its residents. In addition, the Bosa Properties dation to launch a new woman’sonly program out of the Sandy Foundation also gave $20,000 gifts Merriman House woman’s shel- to both the Burnside Gorge Community Association and Commuter.

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not for profit Through December – Londing Drugs is supporting the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Building Care Together campaign by offering customers the opportunity to donate $2 at the till. Nov. 14 – The Esquimalt High School Alumni Association Annual General Meeting, 6:45 p.m. in the Esquimalt High School Theatre, 847 Colville Rd. Entertainment and refreshments. All welcome. FMI: Dave Allen, 250-478-6316 and Gary Moser, 250-721-1799. Nov. 14 – The Victoria Fibromyalgia Networking (Support) Group meets, 1 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church, Quadra at Balmoral. $2 donation at the door. Speaker: Christine Chan, Heart and Hands Health Collective – Community Accupuncture. FMI: Nov. 15 – UVic Hearts & Hands Craft Fair for United Way, offering a wide range of crafts for sale, including cards, soap, jewelry and handmade clothing. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Centre Lobby. Free admission. Nov. 15 – Victoria Natural History Society Botany Night, New Caledonia – Glimpses of a Biodiversity Hotspot, 7:30 p.m., UVic Room 167 Elliott Building. Free admission; all welcome. FMI: Nov. 17 – The Native Plant Study Group presents How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Native plant expert Fred Hook reviews the work of professional and amateur botanists in B.C.’s high country, 7 p.m. in UVic’s MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D116. Non-member drop-in fee: $3. FMI: Nov. 17 – Lakehill Cooperative Preschool annual Holiday Expo, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd. Find 18 local home-based business vendors and artisans who are donating a portion of the events sales to the preschool fundraising. Nov. 19 – Beckley Farm Lodge Pre-Christmas Tea and Bake Sale fundraiser, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 530 Simcoe St. in James Bay. Free admission; baked goods, jams, crafts and more. Tea tickets $5 each at the door. Nov. 19 & 20 – Goward House hosts its annual Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2495 Arbutus Rd. Tea room open. Handcrafted items available on both floors. Admission $2. Nov. 19 – OrphanAsia, hosts an evening of fun and food, 4 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Divine Church Hall, 925 Balmoral Rd. Tickets $25, incl. Asian dinner, live music, silent auction and speakers: founder Ralph Newton-White and former Burmese refugee Nang Roi Gun Htang. FMI: Peggy, 250-595-2335; Stephanie, 250 380-0321; Eileen, 778-433-7313. Nov. 20 – Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation education event, 9 a.m. at Victoria Marriott Inner harbour Hotel. All welcome; registration $8 at or Nov. 20 – Women & Heart Disease – and the Men in Their Lives, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay St. Free admission, but pre-register at Send your non-profit events to

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With only one large inflatable patrol boat to check more than 18,000 privately-owned U.S. vessels annually approaching southern Vancouver Island for illegal firearms and drugs, the Canadian Border Services Agency does a pretty good job. Rather than complain about not having more than a 9.5-metre rigid hull inflatable vessel, the MV Portcullis, at its disposal, CBSA officers displayed their haul to the media last Friday — 47 illegal firearms and other prohibited weapons, including high-calibre handguns, a U.S. military AR15 assault rifle with several clips of ammunition, switch blades, cans of bear spray designed for use against people, and even brass knuckles attached to a very big knife blade. There was also a blow-gun, deadly throwing stars and other dangerous weapons. Not displayed was the large amount of illegal drugs, from cocaine and marijuana to assorted other narcotics outlawed in Canada. And the marine border services team turned back 404 people, mostly individuals with

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When 14-year-old Matt Pastro learned he made the cut to play football for U15 Team Canada, the news was bittersweet. While this Langford teen has the talent and the drive to perform on the field, he doesn't have the money to represent his country — about $4,000. The game between Team Canada and Team USA is in San Antonio, Texas, in January. Matt is rising in the football ranks on the heels of his brother Chris Pastro, a starting linebacker for the West Shore Rebels, a top former Bulldog and Team B.C. player. The football brothers live with their mom Elise Pastro in Langford. “It would be a dream come true to play, but I have a single mother who can’t provide the thousands of dollars (I would need to go),” Matt said. Elise works as a educational assistance for the Sooke School District. When she heard her son made the team she was thrilled, but knew there was no way she could afford to pay for the trip and take a week off work to accompany her son to Texas. “It’s heart wrenching,” Elise said. “Sometimes financial hardship gets in the way.” To help Matt play for Team Canada, the Pastros are looking for community support and donations to help send him to Texas. “It is humbling to look to the community to make your son’s dreams come true,” Elise said. Making this team was a huge accomplishment for Matt. “It’s the beginning of his lifelong career,” Elise said. Matt’s ultimate goal is to play professional football. As part of his plan to rise to the top, he moved from Cowichan to Langford to

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Bulldogs linebacker Chris Pastro, 14, with his mom Elise, lives and breathes football. He takes the field for both Belmont teams and the Spartans, while attending school at Spencer.

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play for the Belmont Bulldogs and train with head coach Kevin Harrington. His next goal is to play for the University of Southern California. The experience of playing for Team Canada will help him move closer to this goal. “I have been playing football for a long time (six years) and it’s a lot of fun,” Matt said. Matt was selected to play on Team Canada after he was identified as an elite player through the Football University camp held in Vancouver in March. Soon after he was invited to sub-

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Jr. girls volleyball: The Belmont junior girls had an unexpected finish to their season on Saturday at Mt. Doug. Although the team went 26-6 in league, they finished fourth out of 22 teams. Unfortunately only the top 3 teams got a berth to the Islands. The team was led by the setting of Kianna Pomponio, the hitting of Tamara Bonsdorf and Bailey Lavine, the blocking of Chrissy Szirmay and Sarah Johnston, the serving of Kristina Stanic, and the defensive play of Sam Severney and Karina Walters. Marcy Fairburne and Camilla Cyr also had some good minutes this year from the setters position. Senior boys’ volleyball: This week in league play the Senior Boys lost to Claremont, and beat Pacific Christian and Stelly’s. Junior boys volleyball: The junior boys volleyball team completed league play last Thursday and finished third heading into the play-offs. Rowing: The Belmont Rowing team had an amazing performance at the 2011 City Championship Regatta last weekend. Stephanie Polomark took the silver in the Jr. A women’s single final. Colby Heddon and Stephanie Polomark won silver in the Jr. A women’s double final. Elena Goettert (a first-time rower) and Freddie Ewert took 2nd in their Jr. B womens’ double heat. The Jr. A mens quad (Pascal Eckert, Tilman Dreyer, Tristan Hjermstad and Kadin Snell) won third in their heat. Pascal Eckert took second in his Jr. A men’s single heat. Jr. B men’s double (Tristan Hjermstad and Kadin Snell) placed third in their heat —Kevin Brown and Cindy Cullen, Belmont coaches.

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Sports stats Figure skating Saanich Figure Skating Club results from Vancouver Island Regionals at Port Alberni, Oct. 28 to 30 Performance Group 1 Olivia Williams - gold Cypress LeBlanc - silver Ryan Comisky - gold Performance Group 2 Isabella Bertoia - silver Performance Group 4 Sophia Kiss - silver Junior Bronze Men Cedar Bridgewood - 2nd Junior Bronze Women Megan Maundrell - 1st Introductory Interpretive Christina Scheurle - 4th Pre Novice Women Zoe Delano - 1st Denika McDonald - 6th Ravie Ponn - 8th Juvenile Dance Ravie Ponn and Cedar Bridgewood - 1st Pre Juvenile Women Myrika McDonald - 2nd Pre Preliminary Women Group 1 Olivia McKillop - 5th Pre Preliminary Women Group 2 Megan Gialloreto - 4th Pre Preliminary Group 3 Caribe Newman - 10th Jenny Kwan - 1st Preliminary Women Group 1 Johanna Berginc - 4th Preliminary Women Group 2 Geralyn Nonesa - 8th Qualifying for B.C. Section Championships, Nov. 10 to 14: Zoe Delano, Ravie Ponn and Cedar Bridgewood, Myrika McDonald, Denika McDonald.


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B.C. High School Cross Country Championships, girls 4 kilometres, boys 6 km Girls 1 Ashley WINDSOR 2 Emmy SIM 3 Regan YEE 4 Miryam BASSETT 5 88 Tanya HUMENIUK 6 Nicole HUTCHINSON 7 Ines ZIMMERMAN 8 Peggy NOEL 9 Chelsea RIBEIRO 10 Kansas MACKENZIE ... 15 Caleigh BACHOP 16 Madelyn BRUNT 17 Megan KINGHORN 20 Maddie SECCO 22 Brittany KING 29 Elise BUTLER 32 Chloe HEGLAND 37 Farisha ARENSEN 46 Morgan ROSKELLEY 54 Emily MILLS 55 Gillian BRIGGS

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Time 16:40.51 16:53.02 16:57.74 16:58.01 16:58.76 17:01.03 17:01.26 17:02.52 17:03.51 17:07.00

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Boys School 1 Lehm MAGUIRE Claremont 2 Christian GRAVEL St. George’s School 3 Joel DESCHIFFART Nanaimo Christian 4 Tim DELCOURT Kwantlen Park 5 Ben WEIR Glenlyon Norfolk 6 Lawrence VIOLA Heritage Woods 7 Thomas OXLAND Dover Bay 8 Braeden CHARLTON Lord Byng 9 Liam KENNELL Oak Bay 10 378 Jesse HOOTEN Handsworth ... 13 520 Seamus MAGUIRE Reynolds 16 453 Tyler NORMAN Mt. Doug 18 449 Thomas GETTY Mt. Doug 24 482 Liam FARRAR Oak Bay 25 320 Jericho O’CONNELL Belmont 26 337 Connor FOREMAN Claremont 32 480 Taylor CHAN Oak Bay 37 519 Erik EVANS Reynolds 44 454 Joel TAYLOR Mt. Doug Boys team results 1. Oak Bay: Liam KENNELL, Evan CAREY, Liam FARRAR, Graham LANDELLS, Taylor CHAN, Ben DE JONG, Simon PSOTKA. 5. Mt. Douglas: Tyler NORMAN, Nathan HOW, Thomas GETTY, Ethan GETTY, Joel TAYLOR, Ryan NIEZEN, Mohand KHOUIDER. 6. Claremont: Lehm MAGUIRE, Hamish BABIN, Connor FOREMAN, Austin BARBER, Jordan KINGHORN, Doug VAN EK, Graeme WALKER.


Fri. Nov. 11: VIJHL, Peninsula Panthers at Saanich Braves, 6:30 p.m. at George Pearkes Arena. Sat. Nov. 12: WHL, Red Deer Rebels at Victoria Royals, 7:05 p.m. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Sun. Nov. 13: WHL, Red Deer Rebels at Victoria Royals, 5:05 p.m. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.


Sun. Nov. 13: LIWSA, Vic West at Lakehill, noon at Braefoot Park; Gorge United at Gordon Head Gold, noon at Tyndall Park; Victoria Athletics at Prospect Lake, noon at Layritz; Castaways vs. Nanaimo, 8 p.m. at PISE. Fri. Nov. 11: VISL, Gordon Head Applebees vs. Lakehill, 6:15 p.m. at Tyndall Park; Gorge vs. Nanaimo, 7 p.m. at Hampton Park. Sat. Nov. 12: VISL, Vic West vs. Cowichan, 6 p.m. at Finlayson field. Fri. to Sun. Nov. 11-13: CIS men’s soccer championships at UVic. Visit for up-to-date scheduling.

Time 23:36.61 23:47.60 23:49.35 24:02.35 24:06.85 24:07.62 24:15.37 24:17.62 24:18.87 24:22.36 24:51.36 25:00.87 25:05.12 25:11.62 25:14.11 25:16.10 25:34.62 25:41.89 25:49.36

Girls team results 2. Oak Bay: Madelyn BRUNT, Emily MILLS, Maddie SECCO, Gillian BRIGGS, Elise BUTLER, Morgan ROSKELLEY. 17. Spectrum: Megan KINGHORN, Ashley EVERITT, Brittany KING, Ayre-Anna ATCHISON, Nichola KENNELL, Olivia CASS, Lesley CAMBRIDGE. 23. Mt. Douglas: Caleigh BACHOP, Melody TSAI, Farisha ARENSEN, Rayanne BIMB, Gaby AVERBUCH.

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Rebels roll in Royals forward Logan Nelson, who is third in scoring among WHL rookies, tries to beat Vancouver Giants goalie Adam Morrison during the Giant’ 5-3 win at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Nov 5. The Royals host the Red Deer Rebels Saturday and Sunday.


Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League

Victoria Hockey League Standings GP W L T Pts. Stingers 10 9 1 0 18 Stars 10 7 3 0 14 Knights 11 6 4 1 13 Sharks 8 6 2 0 12 Lions 10 5 4 1 11 Tritons 12 5 7 0 10 Rangers 9 0 8 1 1 Brewers 10 0 9 1 1

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L 4 10 12 L 2 7 7 10

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Fri. & Sat. Nov. 11-12: CIS basketball, Regina Cougars at UVic Vikes, Friday, women at 6 p.m, men at 8 p.m. Saturday, women at 5 p.m., men at 7 p.m., McKinnon Gym.

Western Hockey League

OL 2 1 0 OL 1 1 3 0

Pts. 24 15 12 Pts. 29 19 15 14

B.C. Division GP W Kamloops 17 12 Vancouver 19 10 Victoria 20 10 Kelowna 17 5 Prince George 18 5 Recent games Vancouver 1 Victoria 2 Vancouver 5 Victoria 3 Edmonton 8 Victoria 2

L OL Pts. 5 0 24 8 1 21 9 1 21 10 2 12 12 1 11


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FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, or 1877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES SELLING WATKINS products every Sunday, 9am-3pm at Langford Indoor Market, 679 Goldstream Ave or call 250217-8480, Free delivery.


DIGITAL PHOTO retouch, editing, add/remove objects/people. Tribute posters, home movies to CD/DVD. 250-4753332.

21� TOSHIBA flat screen TV, w/built-in VCR $40. Tube amp receiver, $55. 250-370-2905.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.





FREE: BLACK tall TV stand, black 2 drawer night stand. Call 250-478-7676.


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

SWAP & TRADE CASH & swap Natulis gym equipment for car. Offers. Call 250-472-9355.


WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

HOUSES FOR SALE 6 BEDROOM HOME for ONLY $489,900 on nice quiet culdesac in Colwood! Lots of skylights and natural light, huge fenced yard. MLS#301110 Kahl Realty 250-3918484

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181








SOOKE- TINY 1 bdrm cabin, full bath, W/D, lrg back yrd, close to bus. N/S, cat ok. $600+ utils. (250)415-7991.

BRAND NEW 4 bdrm, 3 bath, townhouses. From $369,900. Ask about 100% financing. 2733 Peatt Rd. Open weekends. (250)727-5868. Karen Love Remax Alliance

2009 HYUNDAI Elantra. 1owner, only 13,500 Kms, still on warranty, excellent condition, $19,500. 250-360-0892.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SAXE POINT- 1 bdrm & den in 3-plex, W/D. N/S pet ok, near park & bus. $850. Equitex, (250)386-6071.

$50-$1000 CASH


For scrap vehicle


FREE Tow away


SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!


SIDNEY: FURNISHED Deluxe suite, newer. Walk to ocean & town. All incl. 250-656-8080.

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.




SIDNEY- 3 Bdrm Rancher. Complete Reno. 1 bath, 1056sq ft flat cul-de-sac lot. NS/NP. $1,600. Lease. Firm Management, 250-544-2300.

1997 VOLVO 960 Sedan, Gold edition. Dealer maintained. $3900. (250)595-5727.


WHY RENT when you can own? 0% down; $1600/mo. Call 250-360-1929 Binab Strasser - Re/Max Alliance.

APARTMENT/CONDO ESQUIMALT (NEAR Naden), 1 & 2 bdrm suites, avail immed, on bus route, near shopping, clean & quiet. Starting at $700. 250-385-2004.

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

ROOMS FOR RENT TILLICUM HOUSING, $500, $550. Furn, all incl, quiet & clean. Call 778-977-8288.

MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231.

SUITES, LOWER BEAR MTN area- suite in new house, 2 bdrms, grd flr. Laundry. $1200 includes utils. Great views. (250)886-7755. CAREY RD. area, 2 bdrm bsmt, all utils incl’d, avail immed, $1100, 250-386-8365.

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


all conditions in all locations


TRUCKS & VANS 1988 FORD extended van, 1 ton propane, in running order. 250-474-3833, $1500. HANDICAPPED VAN- modified for wheel chair passenger. For more info, (250)478-4476.

Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!

Your Community



WALKING DISTANCE to everything in Langford. Dishwasher, insuite laundry, electric fireplace. Own private access and parking spot right beside. Full ensuite. Water, garbage, recycling included. 9 ft ceilings and 1000 sqft and storage. No smoking, pets negotiable. Available Dec 15th. Please call for details. 1-778433-5335.

COTTAGES DEEP COVE: cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage skylights $950 cat ok ns. 250-858-6511 SAANICHTON SMALL 1 bdrm cottage. References req’d. $750 inclusive. No pets. Avail immed. 250-652-3345.

GLANFORD- IMMED. 1100 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, quiet/bright. Reno’d kitch, bdrm closet. W/D, full bath, storage, priv entr., sm yrd. Near bus, amens. NS/NP. $1050. ht, h/w, hydro, incl’d. Refs. 250-704-0197.


can rev you up!

LANGFORD. BRIGHT, new 1 bdrm. Lvl entry. W/D, NS/NP. $800. incl. utils (250)220-8750 TRIANGLE MTN. Large 1 bdrm. Laundry, new SS appl’s. NS/NP. $900. inclds utils, cbl, phone, internet. 250-474-6469

SUITES, UPPER QUADRA/MACKENZIE: 3 bdrms, $1400+ utils, sun deck, laundry incld, street prkg. Avail immed, 250-516-5556.

CARS 1992 BUICK REGAL. 3.1 V6, cruise control. Power windows & doorlocks. Tilt steering, air, velour interior, CD/AM/FM. Set of snow tires incld. Exc. cond. $1395. (250)479-4450.



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DARCY’S CARPET & LINO. Install, repairs, laminate, restretch, 35 yrs. 250-478-0883.

COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779

MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

COMPLETE PROPERTY maintenance programs. Monthly, weekly visits. Yard Cleanup pros. (250)885-8513.

DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794.


DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141.

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

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


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

MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES AUNTIE MESS CLEANING. Reliable, efficient, honest, 40 years exp, seniors discount. $20/hr. Call 250-634-1077. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.


MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.

NEED HELP cleaning your house? Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.

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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS! or ✔ 250.388.3535

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519.

CONTRACTORS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

QUALITY INSTALLATIONS of Hardwood, Laminate & Tile. Insured, bonded, guaranteed! Call 250-884-5171 or online at

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



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

10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming. Hauling. 250-479-6495.

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades. FALL SPECIALS! WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440. V.I.P. GUTTER Cleaning. Gutter guards, all exterior, power washing, roof de-mossing, spray, windows. Package deals! Insured. (250)507-6543 WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, tree pruning, fall/winter cleanups, power washing. 882-3129



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

Winter is coming, time to call & book your gutter cleaning! Rob: 250-882-3134

✭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.

HANDYPERSONS ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email:

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

MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278.

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

MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278. RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545.

RENO MEN. Ref’s. Senior’s Discount. BBB. Free Estimates. Call 250-885-9487. Photos: MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.

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

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


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.

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

Find an expert in your community


MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & F/P repairs. Chimney re-pointing. 250-478-0186. C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942


Custom Stone Fireplaces, Walkways & Patios. Custom Facing. Call for all your stonework needs.

1. Membrane around the lungs 7. Perennial trunked plant 11. Upper side of a building 12. Count on 13. W. Samoan monetary unit 14. Much ___ About Nothing 15. Freedom from difficulty 16. Person for whom something is named 18. Filled with lead 20. Against 21. Upper surface of the mouth 23. Belgian painter James, 1860-1949 24. Miri or Dafla 25. Alaskan gold rush town 26. ___ Lanka




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

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

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

TILES, GRANITE & glass blocks. (250)384-1132 or (250)213-9962.

LEN GAS Restaurant Services, Plumbing & Heating, A/C & Refrigeration. 250-590-9026.



LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. WOMEN PAINTERS with over 25 years experience. No job too small. 250-888-0921

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


Peacock Painting

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

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923.

250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance

SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.




UPHOLSTERY FIBRENEW EXPERTS in Redye furniture, leather, Vinyl, plastic repair, auto, burns, cuts, pet damage. (250)8917446. Visa, MC, Debit. UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


NEEDS mine.

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.



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.

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

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




MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

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

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




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BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Get ready for Xmas. 250-896-6071

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.


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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, November 11, 2011 


Select your home. Select your mortgage.

This Weekend’s


Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Nov 10 - 16 edition of

404-1012 Collinson, $279,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

103-205 Kimta Rd, $689,999 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd John Almond 250 384-8124

pg. 34

608-103 Gorge Rd, $319,900 pg. 6

402-1052 Rockland

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Clifton Mak, 250 479-3333

pg. 8

pg. 13

pg. 13

2586 Blackwood, $465,000 pg. 14

1563 Westall Ave, $799,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Dana Reiter, 250-384-8124

pg. 13

50 Songhees, $549,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 1

204-1831 Oak Bay Ave, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch, 250-479-3333

pg. 5

307-391 Tyee Rd, $326,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

pg. 14

2713 Victoria St, $479,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

pg. 9

pg. 10

pg. 14

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 5

pg. 14

pg. 6

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 8

pg. 37

Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

pg. 6

pg. 35

pg. 18

pg. 9

pg. 2

pg. 18

pg. 10

74-850 Parklands, $375,000 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000

605-835 View, $249,900

pg. 18

pg. 15

pg. 6

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

357 Kinver St., $589,900 pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 19

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tara Lynn 250 592-4422

Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

pg. 22

3-864 Swan, $295,000 pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley 250 477-1100

pg. 6

32 Lurline Ave, $329,900 pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

pg. 21

165 Sims Ave, $457,000 pg. 19

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Marvin Diercks, 250-217-2283

pg. 21

41 Obed Ave, $359,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

pg. 21

pg. 19

3828 Cardie Crt, $674,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Diane Wilkinson 250 477-7291

218-3255 Glasgow

pg. 22

pg. 12

pg. 39

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100

pg. 19

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey 250-385-2033

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

pg. 18

pg. 20

pg. 20

pg. 19

pg. 12

pg. 18

pg. 8

pg. 16

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301 pg. 22

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Daniel Ross 385-2033

pg. 21

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Curtis Lindsay 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 18

pg. 38

pg. 6

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade 250-656-0131

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

Saturday 12-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353 pg. 21

pg. 22

pg. 39

pg. 24

2-1893 Prosser Rd., $384,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-656-0608 pg. 39

pg. 23

2033 Sunfield, $287,500 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

pg. 24

31-7401 Central Saanich, $179,900 pg. 22

4175 Prospect Lake, $614,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 384-8124

pg. 22

2051 Brethour Pkwy

36 Regina Ave., $549,000 pg. 19

pg. 23

31-2560 Wilcox

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Vinnie Gill, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton,250-477-5353

44-2070 Amelia Ave., $289,000

309-494 Marsett Pl, $319,900 pg. 19

104-7701 Central Saanich, $153,500

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Saanich Peninsula Realty Cheryl Holmes Young 250-516-7653

4329 Ridgewood, $509,000 Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 22

308-2341 Harbour Rd., $249,000

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Sandra Hoff, 818-5775

3371 Rolston Cres, $658,888

5-881 Nicholson, $565,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250 656-0131

2159 Summergate, $196,900

71-4125 Interurban, $409,000

1663 Bisley, 649,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacquie Jocelyn, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 24

pg. 34

315-290 Regina, $228,000

1190 Maplegrove Pl, $689,000 Sunday 2-4 Eileen Jespersen Pemberton Holmes, 250-686-4820

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250 656-0131

526 Carnation Pl, $254,900

1731 Midgard Ave, $539,900 pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

3967 Blue Ridge, $649,000

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333

140 Kamloops, $499,900

982 Meadowview, $695,000

4190 Kashtan Pl, $539,900

8-933 Admirals Rd, $345,000

2213 Windsor Rd, $869,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gordon Tews 250 744-3301

pg. 39

104-4494 Chatterton, $419,000

1149 Greenwood, $499,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

pg. 20

3170 Aldridge, $589,000

4763 Carloss

7-704 Rockheights

pg. 11

pg. 10

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

2080 Pauls Te, $779,000

934 Craigflower, $449,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley, 250-477-1100

pg. 21

536 Crossandra, $339,900

4520 Rithetwood, $799,000

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

462 Sturdee St, $624,900 pg. 13

pg. 19

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

4-10036 Fifth, $608,000

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882

pg. 20

5005 Cordova Bay Rd, $869,000

pg. 14

1494 Fairfield

208-11 Cooperage, $498,000

Saturday 12-1 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291 Saturday 2:00-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

pg. 21

746 Gorge Rd W, $565,000

3-864 Swan St, $295,000

1520 Winchester, $499,900

1058 Summit

Sunday 1-2 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Chris Barrington Foote 250-479-3333

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Evelyn Brust, 250-384-8124

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

5215 Santa Clara, $619,000

19-15 Helmcken, $514,900

3-828 Rupert Terrace

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Vinnie Gill, 250-744-3301

pg. 19

3987 Century Rd, $499,000

pg. 12

339 Stannard Ave., $659,000

508-1433 Faircliffe, $359,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

pg. 2

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacquie Jocelyn, 250-384-8124

4536 Rithetwood, $765,000

1682 Stanhope

44 Knollwood, $585,000

1529 Oakland Ave., $449,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Sue Daniels, 250-642-3240

pg. 20

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mae Yamamoto, 250-858-4623

pg. 34

608-103 Gorge Rd East, $319,900

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 34

300-21 Conard, $349,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

Sunday 11-12:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

pg. 12

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

pg. 21

785 Claremont Ave., $998,000

3820 Savannah Ave

103-101 Nursery Hill, $329,900

503-1030 Yates St, $429,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Cornerstone Properties Ltd Kevin Wensley 250 475-2006

pg. 20

pg. 12

301-2757 Quadra, $169,900 Saturday 1-3 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

pg. 12

10 Helmcken Rd

Sunday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

3238 Harriet

21-881 Nicholson, $729,000

920 Woodhall Dr, $639,500

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

Daily noon-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200

302-2747 Quadra, $228,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

4674 Lochside, $1,088,000 pg.37

76-14 Erskine Lane

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Richard Severs 250 216-3178

116-21 Conard, $269,900

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

2508 Shakespeare, $519,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-592-4422

3205 Kingsley, $549,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528 Sunday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

pg. 10

2205 Victor, $439,000

Wednesday - Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Hall 250 744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

1940 Woodley, $910,000

3-277 Michigan, $549,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

109-11 Cooperage, $948,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

109-1560 Hillside, $274,900

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Bianca Rose 250-360-7599

pg. 15

2837 Inez Dr.

6-407 William, $737,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 14

2657 Cedar Hill Rd, $522,500

205-1593 Begbie, $235,900

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

3482 Bethune Ave., $469,900

2434 Cadboro Bay Rd, $649,000

1146 Richardson, $419,000

12-1880 Chandler Ave, $699,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

pg. 16

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124

654 Langford, $419,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

2031 McNeill, $799,000

2614 Scott St, $469,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

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Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 24

848 Melody Pl., $665,000 pg. 22

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 3

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28-2070 Amelia Ave., $253,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade 250-656-0131

100-974 Preston Way, $249,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun George Wall, 250-744-3301

pg. 22

726 Nirwan Pl

31-2070 Amelia Ave., $220,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Lu Ann Fraser 250 384-8124

pg. 22

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty John Byrne, 250-383-1500

3463 Yorkshire Pl, $575,000 pg. 25

3084 Shoreview Dr, $437,600

1570 Sylvan Pl., $799,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

pg. 23

pg. 24

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

pg. 25

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 23

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

pg. 6

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic 250-384-7663

pg. 24

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl, 250-391-8484

pg. 5

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

pg. 32

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 384-8124

pg. 9

1622 Millstream, $799,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 26

pg. 40

1616 Millstream, $799,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 40

604 Stewart Mtn Rd, $729,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

pg. 26

pg. 27

pg. 24

Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Lyle Kahl, 250-391-8484

Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

pg. 8

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200

pg. 8

pg. 1

pg. 26

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen 250-386-8875

pg. 26

pg. 25

pg. 26

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 25

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250 478-0808

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-9600

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-1989

pg. 25

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd John Almond 250 384-8124

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893 Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Sunday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty John Byrne 250-383-1500

pg. 38

pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 8

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

This popular holiday tradition featuring the lyrics to favourite Christmas Carols always resonates with readers. The Christmas Songbook is a great way to send your greetings to customers and residents across the region.

pg. 27

1023 Skylar

Thursday thru Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Alliance Jason Binab 250 360-1929

pg. 29

1039 Skylar Circle

2425 Galland

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

pg. 29

pg. 39

pg. 12

2493 Boompond, $578,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 38

pg. 12

2167 Pyrite Dr, $324,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

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Saturday 12-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Michael Dick 250-642-6361

408-3226 Jacklin $259,900

Saturday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003


7012 Deerlepe, $529,900

pg. 38

306-2745 Veteran’s Memorial, $249,900

1224 Freshwater Cres, $659,900 pg. 27

pg. 11

Thursday-Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser, 250-360-1929

907 Dawn Lane, $595,000

205-2695 Deville pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 25

720 Tiswilde, $579,000

202-3220 Jacklin pg. 26

1121 Fort, $183,900 pg. 24

3410 Turnstone Dr., $429,900

3431 Luxton, $699,034 pg. 10

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Daryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

15-172 Belmont Rd, $358,888

2794 Lakeshore, $499,900 pg. 39

Sunday 12-2 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Elaine Newman, 250-882-8981

549 Delora, $599,000

3352 Mary Anne Cres, $469,900

969 Glen Willow, $499,000 Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Chris Marrie, 250 920-8463

3270 Galloway Rd, $439,000

Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

3067 Alouette

563 Brant Pl., $624,900

103-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

pg. 39

2317 Bellamy, $359,900

3067 Alouette

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-1989

723 Windover Trc., $849,000

Sunday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

206-1991 Kaltasin Rd

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Daryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

3686 Wild Country, $599,900

994 Dunford

838 Bear Mountain Pkwy Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King 250-744-3301

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

371 Farview, $529,900

3434 Mary Anne, $679,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

pg. 11

2798 Lakeshore, $619,900

584 Kingsview, $519,900

8903 Haro Park, $659,000

Thursday to Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

241 Steller Crt, $420,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Carol Stevens, 250-474-6003

2390 Echo Valley Dr., $689,900

202-3226 Jacklin

662 Goldstream, $249,900

1250 Knute, $459,900

pg. 26

3067 Alouette

608 Fairway

2415 Amherst, $419,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

303-611 Brookside, $219,000

608 Fairway Ave, $247,900

309-9805 Second, $299,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

Saturday & Sunday 12-3 Pemberton Holmes April Spackman, 250-818-0942

pg. 12

3276 Mary Anne Cres


Park Place, $359,900 pg. 27

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Duncan Kim Johannsen 250 748-7200

pg. 29





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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, November 11, 2011 

Gala planned for ‘grey matter’ Ken Lavigne performs at brain injury fundraiser Ryan Flaherty News staff

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Picture yourself at the grocery store. You have a list in front of you, but you can’t find anything on it and even the thought of asking for help is overwhelming. Meanwhile, people buzz around you on all Your Sight Is Our Vision sides, oblivious to your helplessness. The scenario is an example of an everyday task that can be a struggle for someone who’s had a brain injury. To help those who face such challenges, the Victoria Brain Injury Society has a created a new Coping Strategies program — one of eight offered by the non-profit. The society hosts its Dr. Brent Morrison | Dr. Ann-Marie Stewart fourth annual fundraisDr. Sara Buckley | Dr. Chris Snow ing gala, Nov. 19 at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour.  ‹*VTWYLOLUZP]L • Comprehensive   L`LL_HTZ withthe thelatest latest “An evening of black eye exams with equipment, and white … because equipment, including retinal Optomap New Patients imaging retinal imaging ultra-wide grey matters!” is the Welcome! theme of the evening,  •‹*VU[HJ[SLUZÄ[[PUNZ with Contact lens fittings with new Call us at one of which will feature a new developments for extended sports, developments for sports, our two locations champagne reception, extended wear, correction, astigmatism wear, astigmatism and bifocal and check us correction, and bifocal contacts tapas, silent and live contacts out online. auctions, and a concert including • ‹7YLZJYPW[PVUSLUZLZ Prescription lenses including wide performance by tenor progressive and high index lenses, fi eld progressive, high index lenses, and *63>66+ Ken Lavigne and some and prescription sunglasses prescription sunglasses 1910 Sooke Rd. “secret” special guests. Colwood Corners ‹6UZP[LSLUZLKNPUN with a wide • On-site lens edging with a large In accordance with selection of frames and sunglasses 250.478.6811 selection of frames and sunglasses in the theme, the dress in stock, and a custom order stock, and a custom order service code for the evening is .69+65/,(+ service available available black and/or white for3994 Shelbourne St.  ‹7YL 7VZ[VWLYH[P]LJHYL (next to Tim Horton’s) mal wear. • Pre & Post operative for laser and cataract surgery 250.477.4711 care for laser and cataract Last year’s event surgery raised $55,000 for the society. This year’s goal

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GOLDSTREAM GOLDSTREAM NEWS NEWS GAZETTE GAZETTE -- Friday, Friday, November November 11, 11, 2011 2011 

Bell apologizes for ‘gay tourism’ error Tom Fletcher News staff

Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell has asked his ministry staff to investigate how a B.C. government brochure on marketing in China came to include an erroneous warning against promotion of gambling and gay tourism in the country. Speaking to reporters by phone from Beijing Tuesday, Bell offered an apology to anyone offended by the reference to gay tourism in the brochure, which is being rewritten. Entitled “How to Market Your Business in China,” the brochure was released by his ministry days before Bell and Premier Christy Clark left for B.C.’s largest-ever trade mission to China. It said B.C. tourism partners must “prohibit the promotion of casinos, gambling and gay tourism, per the China National Tourism Association.” When the issue was raised Monday, Bell initially said the restriction was a result of Canada’s negotiations with China for “approved

destination status,” which allows Chinese tourists to visit Canada without visas. After further checking by ministry staff, Bell said no such restrictions exist in Canada’s tourism agreement with China. “It is still unclear to me how that passage was inserted into the document,” Bell said. “We can not find any direction either from the [approved destination status] agreement signed with the Chinese or any other place. We are still researching that and I’ve asked my deputy to find out exactly how that happened.” The Chinese government has struggled with acceptance of homosexuality, which was removed in 2001 from the country’s official list of mental disorders. State-run China Daily has run several articles in recent years signalling acceptance or discussing moderating public attitudes towards gay marriage. Tourism Vancouver promotes the city as a gay-friendly place to visit, with the largest gay population in Western Canada and the host city for the North American Outgames in July.

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