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Royal Bay lands sold, says mayor of Colwood Sam Van Schie News staff

A buyer has been found for the long-idle Royal Bay property in Colwood. Mayor Dave Saunders said he has confirmed that landowner Lehigh Northwest Cement has accepted an offer on the 424acre waterfront property at Metchosin and Latoria roads, rumoured to be worth $30 to $50 million. Paperwork to finalize the deal is underway. “This is absolutely huge for Colwood,” said Saunders, who couldn’t reveal which of the several development firms eyeing the site had the successful offer. Lehigh has been interested in selling the site since it closed its gravel mine in 2007. In February of last year, it accepted an offer from Calgary developer Statesmans Group, but the deal fell through six months later. Since then, Saunders has met with a handful of other potential buyers as chair of the City’s planning and land use committee. He encouraged firms to work together on a joint-proposal. He also approached a marina developer with the idea of putting docks at the site. Crown Marine went on to propose a 150slip marina to the committee. But, Anthony Utley of Crown Marine said Lehigh didn’t accept his company’s offer on the land. None of the other proposals for the land were made public. Timing of the potential land sale coincides with the provincial government’s announcement Monday that it would fund a new high school on 15 acres of school district property in Royal Bay. PLEASE SEE: Royal Bay lands, Page A7

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Capt. Edward Langford’s old dairy building is the last remnant of his once vast farm that gave Colwood its name. A developer plans to relocate the structure closer to Goldstream Avenue to make way for a condo development.

The first, and last, dairy in Colwood Developer vows to preserve last vestige of 160year-old farm Sam Van Schie News staff

The oldest standing structure on the West Shore will be relocated to make way for a new mix-used development. The Old Colwood Dairy, built in 1851, is the only building that remains from Capt. Edward E. Langford’s farmstead. It’s located on private

property in Colwood, behind a house on Goldstream Avenue, near Whitehead place. The five-by-nine metre, stonewall structure doesn’t have heritage status despite being 160 years old. So, Colwood city councillors were surprised as anyone to learn it was still standing. “We had no idea it was there,” said Colwood Mayor Dave Saunders. The City’s heritage committee started researching the old building when a developer, Dave Vidalin of Goldstream Projects Ltd., proposed building condos on top of where it currently stands. Realizing its

significance, Vidalin agreed to give Colwood ownership of the historic dairy and move the structure to the front of the property for public access. “The building will be restored and set up with interpretive signs,” Saunders explained. “It’s going to be a really cool place for the public to celebrate local history.” Built eight years after James Douglas established Fort Victoria, the dairy was one of two used to produce milk, butter and cheese on Langford’s cattle and sheep farm. A former British army officer, Langford gave the farm the name Colwood after his home

in Sussex, England. Owned by a subsidiary of the Hudson’s Bay Company, he managed the 600-acre estate with the help of 300 workers until 1861, when Langford returned to England under the pall of scandal. The property changed hands several times, and over the years the farmhouse and outbuildings were torn down, except the dairy. A 1940s archival photo shows the surviving building in poor condition, with no roof or windows, and only its stone walls remained. PLEASE SEE: 100 condo units, Page A6

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Controlling taxes key for mayoral hopefuls

Quiet Halloween weekend for RCMP

Three veteran politicians vie for the top seat in Colwood

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While children filled West Shore neighbourhoods seeking candy, the West Shore RCMP had a rather calm Monday night. “It was a very quiet night, probably because Halloween fell on a Monday,” said Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz. The RCMP found most adult Halloween celebrations occurred on Saturday night, but that too was quiet and fairly uneventful. Calls the RCMP responded to were mostly noise complaints from parties and overly intoxicated people. “I was a normal Saturday night with just a few more calls,” Rochlitz said.

Metchosin allcandidate meetings

Ask questions and hear what Metchosin election candidates have to say at an all-candidates meeting on Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Metchosin Community Hall, 4401 William Head Rd. Residents will have another chance to meet election candidates at an informal all-candidate tea on Nov. 5, 2 to 4 p.m., Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

View Royal allcandidate meetings

View royal community Association is hosting an all-candidate meet and greet, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., View Royal Community Hall, 279 Island Highway. All residents and members are welcome to come and talk to the candidates for mayor and council. On Monday, Nov. 10, ask questions and hear what View Royal election candidates have to say at an all-candidate meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. at Shoreline school, 2750 Shoreline Dr. Submit questions in advance to chamber@ westshore.bc.ca or by calling 250-478-1130.

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Campaign signs have popped up, signaling the time for residents to choose a new council. In Colwood, with the mayor stepping aside and two councillors leaving their seats, there’s guaranteed to be some new faces at the council table next term. Each of the three people vying for the mayor’s chair have served on council. All say more transparency is needed regarding what goes on in the chambers of city hall. The Gazette talked to each candidate about this and their other priority issues. ■■■

Carol Hamilton, 56, is running for mayor for the second time. She served one term as councillor, then was defeated in the 2008 mayor’s race, but stayed active on City committees waiting for her chance to return to the council table. During her council term, Hamilton supported the Colwood City Centre high rise development and the official community plan. She said she is in favour of high-density development and would also like to focus on attracting more commercial development to Colwood. “I’m realistic about the needs of this community,” said Hamilton, a businesswoman and owner of Joe the Bartender. “It’s not realistic to promise no tax increase or to say we’ll stop development. We need to get money somewhere.” She says government transparency could easily be improved with better communication. “Maybe it means improving the Alcatraz of a website the City has,” Hamilton said, noting she’d like to see the website redesigned and to have draft minutes from meetings to go online as fast as possible. She’d work to engage more members of the public and invite them to participate in council committees. “I want to foster a spirit of co-

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operation with whatever council is elected,” she said. “I welcome a diversity of ideas and views from councillors and the public. I’d encourage discussion of everyone’s ideas.” That includes taking a serious look at the question of amalgamation. Hamilton would have City staff look into the issue and, if warranted, take the question to a nonbinding referendum vote. Hamilton said Colwood is at a crossroads and needs a strong, committed leader — such as herself — to guide it into the future. ■■■

Jason Nault, 58, is hoping to return to politics after taking the last council term off for travel and to wrap up his career as a research scientist with the BC Forest Service. Now retired, he said he’ll finally have the time to dedicate to being mayor. “People asked me to run last term, but the timing wasn’t right,” he said. Nault served three terms as councillor before resigning his seat. In that time he served on every major committee, including as chair of transportation committee, and was an alternate director on the Capital Regional District board. As a councillor, he advocated for lower-density development, and holds onto the view that Colwood’s skyline shouldn’t be filled high rises. He doesn’t think Colwood should allow buildings higher than eight storeys. “I tried to have maximum building heights included in the official community plan, but the idea was voted down,” he said, noting he would ask the new council to amend the OCP to stipulate build-

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ing heights, if elected. Like fellow candidates, Nault said increasing government transparency is important. As mayor, he said he’d limit in-camera discussions to the legal minimum. He also vowed to post online a detailed list of his expenses as mayor, as well as a list of the meetings he had scheduled on a weekly basis. “If we’re considering development proposals — like the current council is doing for Royal Bay lands — it shouldn’t be behind closed doors,” Nault said. “The public should be involved early.” To keep taxes down, Nault said he’d review current spending on City services and look for ways to save money, potentially by contracting out inefficient operations. “I don’t expect there’s a lot of frivolous spending, but there’s always room to improve,” Nault said. Nault would like to see money set aside to make Colwood City Hall more welcoming to the public. “Going in there, it’s like walking into a morgue,” he said. “I don’t think we’d have to spend a lot to improve it.” ■■■

Brian Tucknott, 69, is serving his first term as councillor and hopes to return to the table as the mayor. He promises a more open and transparent government and no “municipally-generated” tax increases. Tucknott has consistently voted against adding new items to the City’s budget. He says taxes are too high and, while he admits he can’t control increasing RCMP and CRD costs that are paid through municipal taxes, he said he wouldn’t put add any new costs in

municipal operations. New programs would be funded by cuts, or increasing efficiency, in other areas. For example, he says the City could save a lot of money by integrating its services with other municipalities. He would like to share public works operations with Metchosin and contract all of Colwood’s IT needs out to Langford. Ultimately, he supports the idea of amalgamating the municipalities and would hold a referendum on that issue: “It’s time we start asking those questions,” he said. To increase transparency, Tucknott said he would encourage more public engagement by holding informal public drop-in times on Saturdays at City Hall. He would minimize in-camera meetings to only what’s legally necessary and, for regular meetings, he’d hire a stenographer to take more detailed meeting minutes. “I would encourage opposition,” Tucknott said, citing this as something the current administration doesn’t do. Tucknott was removed from all council committees and task forces last year for making disparaging remarks about how the City is run. But he says, while he struggled with the leadership style of current mayor Dave Saunders, he has a background in negotiations from a career as an airline pilot. He headed a union of pilots and became an advisor for the International Federation of Airline Pilot Associations. He is now a semiretired aviation consultant. Tucknott said there are many things he wants to do to spruce up Colwood, including turning the lawn of City Hall into community garden allotments and beautifying the boulevards. “People I talk to call us ‘the dog patch of the West Shore’ ... Our community looks scruffy and run down compared to Langford and View Royal,” he said, adding that the public works department is under utilized. “It wouldn’t be a huge expense to make things a little nicer to look at.” B.C. municipal elections are Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advanced voting is Nov. 9 and 16, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Colwood residents vote at Colwood city hall, 3300 Wishart Rd. reporter@goldstreamgazette.com


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Helping one penny at a time Erin McCracken News staff

A penny is an impressive sight to behold when thousands of them fill bucket after bucket. Also impressive is the relief that loose change brings to organizations in the Capital Region that help children, youth and families through life’s challenges. For 15 years that has been at the heart of Black Press’ annual Pennies for Presents fundraiser, which launches today (Nov. 4) and continues until Christmas. “Every penny really does count because every penny is going to a charity that needs it,” said Kyle Slavin, a Black Press reporter and chair of the 2011 Pennies for Pres-

Return to standard time this Sunday Remember to turn your clocks back one hour Sunday morning. Day light savings time ends Nov. 6 at 2 a.m., meaning you can enjoy an extra hour sleep this weekend. There are still some parts of Canada that don’t use day light savings time, including the B.C. cities of Dawson Creek and Creston.

ents campaign committee. About $618,000 has been raised ssince the campaign’s incepttion. Last year, more than $12,000 was generated by businesses, schoolchildren and readers of the Goldstream News Gazette, Victoria News, Saanich News and Oak Bay News. This year, five organizations have been selected to benefit from the penny drive, including the Mary Manning Centre, Threshold Housing Society, Victoria READ Society, the Young Parents Support Network and suicide prevention group, NEED2. “Pennies for Presents is a great charity. We do this every year and our staff have fun doing it,” said

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■ Cash donations can be dropped off at the Goldstream News Gazette, 117-777 Goldstream Ave., or Black Press head office, 818 Broughton St. ■ For a list of businesses accepting donations, watch for notices in the Goldstream News Gazette, Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and Victoria News Daily. ■ Schools interested in participating can call 250-3813633 ext. 269 or email kslavin@ saanichnews.com.

Black Press editorial director Kevin Laird. “It’s just as important to us as it is to our readers.” editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Library lends museum passes Kyle Slavin News staff

Libraries are not just for books anymore, thanks to a new partnership between the Greater Victoria Public Library and Royal B.C. Museum. Twenty family passes, which allows for free admission to all galleries and exhibitions at the

museum, are available for borrowing on a week-long basis from any of the 10 branches in the region. “This enables families to have easier access to the Royal B.C. Museum,” said Sue Stackhouse, a museum spokesperson. Family passes allow two adults and up to three children free general admission.

“This partnership is an opportunity for the Royal B.C. Museum to connect with Victorians and invite them to join us in exploring our collective heritage,” museum CEO Pauline Rafferty said. For more information on how to borrow one of the family passes, visit www. gvpl.ca. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Slain Langford teen featured in Vanity Fair Murdered Langford teen Kimberly Proctor is the subject of a feature story in the current issue of Vanity Fair magazine. New York-based journalist David Kushner came to Langford for the sentencing hearing for killers Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat in May. Based on interviews with Proctor's family and friends, as well as court-released documents, the article pieces together the time-

line of events leading up to and following the brutal murder. The writer dwells on the role the Internet and technology played in the young men luring Proctor into their trap, writing, “Parents used to be afraid of kids, building bombs in their basements. But today’s teenagers have found a more clandestine spot: a digital basement.” Wellwood, 17, and Moffat,19, are serving life in prison.

Vanity Fair is available on newsstands and the full article "Murder by Text" is online at www.vanityfair.com. Proctor’s aunt Jo-Anne Landolt is looking to launch a school safety program and is part of an online competition for a $150,000 Aviva Community Fund grant. Voting runs until Nov. 9 at www.avivacommunityfund.org, search for idea 11490.

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Saturday’s crash that killed Langford motorcyclist Colin Grant near the Trans-Canada Highway’s southern Shawnigan Lake Road intersection has Malahat’s fire chief demanding concrete centre medians to stop crossover collisions. “I’m an absolute advocate of concrete centre barriers there,” said Malahat fire Chief Rob Patterson. “We’ve had two or three other fatals there in the past 10 years. How many more people have to die before it (installation) happens?” Grant, 54, was killed instantly when his southbound Harley Davidson collided with a northbound PT Cruiser that crossed the centre line at 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 29. RCMP South Island Traffic Services said the PT Cruiser struck a barricade on the southbound lane before rebounding into the path of Grant’s Harley. Alcohol and illegal drugs do not appear to be a factor, police say. “It was instantaneous and extremely violent,” Patterson said, noting neither vehicle left the highway. “With a centre median, he

never would have crossed over.” The couple in the PT Cruiser, believed to be headed to a family gathering, was taken by ambulance to Victoria hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Grant retired from the Canadian Forces as a chief warrant officer after 33 years and transferred to the Air Reserve Flight at 443 Squadron near Sidney in 2007. He worked as head of the aircraft maintenance certification and records section. He also served a tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010-11. His wife, also a master warrant officer in the Canadian Air Force, returned to Langford from duty on HMCS Vancouver, serving in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya. “MWO Grant was an active, highly visible and greatly respected member of 443 Squadron and will be missed by all,” said Capt. Annie Djiotsa, with Navy public affairs. “The 443 Squadron extends their sincerest condolences to the Grant family and will continue to provide support through this difficult time.” —with files from the Goldstream News Gazette. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Friends rally for Langford tot with cancer Bottle drive in Langford this weekend Charla Huber News staff

Family friends of a Langford five-year-old diagnosed with leukemia are seeking bottles, cans and cash donations to support the family. Kenny Smithson started kindergarten at Happy Valley elementary in the fall and was

diagnosed with cancer last month. “He loves playing outside and going to school,” said Jen Clement, a close family friend. Smithson’s parents have put work on hold to be in Vancouver to support him through the anticipated months of chemotherapy. The Smithson’s have three other children in the care of their aunt in Langford. “It is a lot of going back and forth for them,” Clement said. “The money will go towards living expenses and travelling costs to and from Vancouver.”

Clement is one of the people organizing the bottle drive for Saturday, Nov. 5. Groups of volunteers will be going door-to-door in Langford neighbourhoods collecting bottles and cash donations. “Kenny is an amazing kid, he has a good personality and a heart of gold,” Clement said. “It’s just tough to see him sitting there knowing he has to go through that.” Refundable bottles and cash donations can be dropped of at 3300 Happy Valley Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5.

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In 1952, it was restored and turned into a workshop by Art Treloar, who was a welder in a shipyard. In 1981 the Capital Regional District wanted to add the building to its heritage registry, but according to a Goldstream Gazette article at the time, owner Wynn Evans threatened to tear it down to avoid people coming on her property. Short on funding, the CRD dropped its effort and the building slipped out of public sight. The developer will cover the cost of restoring the dairy and pay $25,000 to a dedicated fund for the City to maintain the site.

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468 Goldstream Ave. has been zoned for two condo buildings: a six-storey, wood-framed building with commercial units on the ground floor closer to the road and an eight-storey stealand-concrete condo behind it. The two buildings will have a total of 100 residential units with underground parking accessible from Whitehead Place. The back 37 per cent of the property, edging onto Millstream Creek, will be turned into a public park that could someday be linked to nearby Gambel Park. “It’s going to reinvigorate that part of Goldstream Avenue,” Mayor Dave Saunders said. Council approved the rezoning on Oct. 24, and the developer intends to complete the project within two years. There was no opposition to

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the project expressed at a public hearing on June 27. But some residents did raise concerns at an earlier planning committee meeting, where they questioned the impact on traffic and feared the buildings would shadow nearby homes. Saunders noted Colwood’s official community plan designates the area “city centre” for high density and mix-use development. “This is exactly the type of smart growth we want to see in that area,” he said. As with all developments, amenities are required based on the building density. In addition to its contribution toward the historic dairy, the developer will provide 10 suites as affordable rental units, and will pay into a funds for fire services and community amenities. news@goldstreamgazette.com

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Students receiving blank report cards this semester stressed that just because report cards are bare doesn’t stop teachers from sharing marks. “If parents want to know how their children are doing they can ask the teachers, nothing has changed,” Henry said adding teachers are still meeting with parents and exchanging phone calls to talk about children's progress. “As part of the essential service order it’s clear the teacher need not submit marks.” “Parents are absolutely free to talk to teachers still,” Cambridge said. November’s report card will be sent home, but will provide little more than an attendance record. If a student takes a course taught by a principal or vice-principal then those course marks will be recorded. Meanwhile, Sooke School District officials are still scrambling to cover supervision times for before and after school, as well as recess, at 13 schools. Each day since September a district staff member drives to Sooke to supervise the 15 min-

Admin staff bearing brunt of teacher job action Charla Huber News staff

Some kids may be celebrating blank report cards this semester, but Grade 12 students applying for university will have to do a little leg work. Many high school seniors are filling out college applications, and while they wont have a report card to highlight their academic achievements, they can collect marks from their teachers. “The teachers’ union has been speaking to the Grade 12 students to let them know to be aware of their grades,” said Jim Cambridge, Sooke School District superintendent. As part of the ongoing job action, teachers are not filling out marks or comments on report cards this month. Sooke Teachers’ Association president Patrick Henry

ute recess and then drives back to the Langford board office to carry on with the work day. “It’s a big interruption,” Cambridge said. “It’s an hour and a half of unproductive time.” Lunch hour supervision is done by a CUPE member. “There doesn’t seem to be much reason (for the teachers’ union) to settle at the moment,” Cambridge said. “Most of the pressure goes to the management staff and we have no influence over the provincial bargaining.” Henry and Cambridge agree that in SD 62, the relationship between teachers and administration remains positive and upbeat. “We have a pretty good relationship with the teachers, we all work together for the kids and we all remember that,” Cambridge said. The job action was brought forward with teacher demands for better control of class sizes, class composition and restoration of funding cuts. “I didn’t think it would go on for this long,” Cambridge said.

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CBC takes national pulse T

his week officially marks the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a national icon that continues to prove that news and culture can be cool. The CBC is a gem that all Canadians can treasure, and in very personal ways. While it offers a wide variety of programming on radio and television, designed to suit varying tastes, it stops short of trying to be all things to all people. Instead, it sticks to a mandate of presenting the best this country has to offer. When CBC Victoria opened 13 years ago, it only enhanced the appeal of the national network, offering more localized content and further forging a link between Canada’s three coasts. The public broadcaster continues to rank at or near the top of listenership in the Capital Region, no doubt for its combination of local, regional and national information and entertainment. Where else can you tune in and hear everything from in-depth news interviews and musical retrospectives to comedy and even the odd serialized drama? There are people who believe taxpayers shouldn’t be funding the public broadcaster when not everyone watches or listens. But the CBC remains one of the few institutions we can trust to remain as truly Canadian as hockey, politeness and beavers. That national thread is something we need to cultivate and embrace.

Report cards not for administrators

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ews that B.C. teachers will likely not be issuing fully filled-out report cards is troubling. Not only are letter grades a critical way for parents to confirm how their children are progressing, teacher comments often indicate such intangibles as work habits, citizenship and social interaction. Report cards are not merely administrative, as the teachers’ union would have us believe. They give parents confirmation of information heard in conversations with both teachers and their children, and must be kept separate from workto-rule guidelines.

What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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incidental expenses, not to mention ’ve been really steaming this the cost of extra-curricular and outweek with the latest news out of-school activities. The reality of of teacherland, that the report that need-to-work scenario is that cards my kids will bring home this many parents don’t have month will be little more much chance to sit down than a glorified attenwith teachers for an hour dance record. or so right after school, as The idea that fully the teacher’s union is sugfilled-out report cards, gesting they do. with letter grades and For certain, email has comments thoughtfully (I been a great addition to hope) prepared with my the teacher-parent comkids in mind, are strictly munication system, but not an administrative duty all teachers are either techdoes more to damage savvy or willing to take the teachers’ public relations efforts than make Don Descoteau that valuable step in connecting with parents. any kind of negotiating Humble Pie Luckily, my son’s teacher point. continues to send out Sure, the ploy is a updates on what the class is workunion strategy aimed at disrupting ing on and what deadlines are comthe system and making things difing up for class projects. ficult for administrators — that’s To my experience over the principals and vice-principals, many years of my childrens’ schooling, of whom teach too. But rather than this teacher is somewhat rare. He just annoying the heck out of their understands demands placed on bosses and leaving them with more parents, and makes an extra effort work to do, it has the net effect to involve them in the process. of frustrating parents who look to For those parents who haven’t report cards for a sign of how their taken the opportunity to either children are progressing. meet with their child’s teacher or Perhaps the teacher’s union doesn’t realize how important these carefully read the aforementioned emails, report cards not only prowritten signposts are to working vide a sign of their child’s academic parents. progress, they can be an indicator These days it’s very common to of other things that aren’t attached see households with both parents, to a letter grade, such as work habor the lone parent in some cases, its, social interaction or leadership working full time. Kids are expensive to feed, clothe abilities. It’s nice to know whether your and provide with money for their

best efforts as a parent are paying off somehow, especially at times when the job of keeping your child on track with their schoolwork gets particularly tough. The other day my partner and I were commiserating about how we expect our kids to be self-motivated, at least a little bit, to get their work done without near-constant supervision. We realize that parents need to provide a home environment for children to be able to succeed, and need to be available as often as possible when they ask for help. But sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially when work commitments come into play, and believe me, kids rarely ask for help. It may seem at times unfair that we rely on teachers, who spend as much time with our children as we do, to help us keep our kids on track. Given that reality, I will always argue that teachers’ work should be highly valued. That said, I am making a plea to the teacher’s union to reverse its decision on filling out report cards, at least by next term if negotiations continue to go nowhere. Hopefully, an acknowledgement of teachers’ importance in the three-way relationship that includes students and parents will convince them to do so. editor@oakbaynews.com — Don Descoteau is the editor of the Oak Bay News.

‘The reality is many parents don’t have much chance to sit down with teachers.’


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Former premier joins Hydro conspiracy club T

meter foe who started sending he smart meter installation me updates from “Citizens for van arrived on my street Safe Technology,” a loose collast week, as BC Hydro’s lection of U.S. and smart grid project heads Canadian activists that toward the halfway claims to include docmark. tors, lawyers and other This system will not professionals. only detect outages, elecNot much is profestricity loss and theft, it sional about the Canaenables a voluntary timedian content on their of-use system where website. users can get a discount A video starts with a by shifting consumption juvenile union parody to low-peak times. You showing executives could even set up wind Tom Fletcher plotting to sell BC or solar generation that B.C. Views Hydro to General Electhe meter would record tric. Then it moves and subtract from your to an apparently seribill. But apparently no one wants to ous interview with Bill Vander talk about that. Black Press news- Zalm, who expands on his earlier conspiracy theory about the harpapers continue to run letters monized sales tax being part of with exaggerated or false claims a European Union plot for world that stoke baseless fear of radio domination. waves. Vander Zalm asserts that smart Where is this coming from? I’m meters and appliances create grateful to the anonymous smart-

such a powerful surveillance network, “they’ll even know what you’re cooking.” There are those who claim smart meters can tell what channel your TV is on, but this is the first I’ve heard about them detecting whether you’re having eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. And who might “they” be? “The big picture is of course that we’re moving to globalization,” Vander Zalm intones. “Eventually we’ll be governed out of Brussels, Belgium or someplace like that. And this all ties into that. They can monitor what’s happening anywhere in the world. It’s Big Brother. We’ll be totally controlled.” He stops just short of what I’ll call the Full Tinfoil, a belief that these radio waves control minds directly. Wildlife artist Robert Bateman also make an appearance in a brief video, where he describes

hiring someone to come in and detect “hot” wiring in his Saltspring Island home. (A surprising number of self-appointed smart meter experts sell measuring and “shielding” services.) A reader sent me a local newspaper commentary by NelsonCreston MLA Michelle Mungall, basically a vague summary of NDP talking points about smart meters being too expensive and a possible health threat. This is interesting because the City of Nelson owns its own power utility, which started installing wireless meters in 2004. They finished last year, with no protest. I asked Mungall why. She was on the city council that chose a different model, a “drive-by” meter. They broadcast readings every 15 seconds and still need meter readers, who no longer have get out of their trucks. BC Hydro’s meters signal only

three or four times a day, but one of the often-repeated false claims about them is that they secretly transmit much more often with some sort of damaging energy pulses. And yet these granolaloving West Kootenay folks cheerfully endure a 24/7 bombardment of what are essentially brief cell phone signals. Mungall said Nelson council specifically rejected a smart grid system, “because of the cost.” Somehow retaining meter readers saves the city money. She noted that rural parts of her constituency are serviced by BC Hydro, and some people are very concerned. I’ll bet they are. Not just in West Kootenay, but a few other remote areas known for production of B.C.’s number one cash crop. tfletcher@blackpress.ca —Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

LETTERS Sewage treatment too expensive, too polluting Re: Capital region must build sewage treatment, Letters, Oct. 25, 2011. Langford Coun. Denise Blackwell tells us we have to comply with the provincial mandate to treat our sewage, a perfectly useless project of colossal cost. We don’t. Surely it is better to fight back. I say we should fight as hard as possible to prevent this total waste of a billion dollars that will create huge environmental damage when we dispose of millions of tons of sewage sludge. If the sludge is burnt, as she suggests, we will add many tons of carbon dioxide to an overloaded atmosphere. We presently have one of the finest sewage disposal systems in the world. All the scientists who have examined it tell us that. When will our Capital Regional District board members, mayors and councillors stand up to the provincial government and fight to have this boondoggle cancelled before it adds many thousands of dollars to the tax bills of citizens of the Capital Region. We should all be asking our candidates for mayor and council what their stand is on this enormous waste of money. Ian Brown View Royal

mechanism, caged canaries aren’t going to help us today the way they once helped coal miners. Fortunately, there are many other “canary-like” indicators of the dangers we face that scientists are increasingly trying to direct our attention to. For example, many plants that one would expect to get larger from the increased availability of carbon dioxide are instead being stunted by rapid changes in temperature, humidity and available nutrients from the rise in global temperature. Likewise, cold-blooded animals, including insects, reptiles and amphibians, are experiencing a 10 per cent increase in metabolism from every one-degree increase in average temperature. These species have been unable to respond or adapt quickly enough to the rise in average global temperature occurring over the past century. In other words, the canaries in our atmospheric coal mine are starting to keel over and that means it’s time for us to get out of the coal mine — literally. We have to stop using coal to generate electricity and switch to clean and renewable energy sources on a massive global scale as quickly as possible before we, too, succumb to the dangers that coal carries with it as an energy source. Jesse McClinton Saanich

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Occupy protesters hurting their own cause

The expression “canary in a coal mine” refers to the caged birds miners used to take down into the mines as an early warning of danger. Despite many known dangers, coal has become the world’s dominant fuel source for generating electricity; not to mention being the primary source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and carbon dioxide. In a very real sense, the Earth’s entire atmosphere has now become the coal mine that we all live and work in. But, in terms of an early warning

Re: Protest surrounds ice rink site in downtown Victoria, News, Oct. 26, 2011. I was just reading the article about the protesters camping out in Centennial Square. First: I support the plan of having the outdoor skating rink set up in Centennial Square. I think it’s a wonderful community idea. I was looking forward to coming downtown on Nov. 26 to watch it open. Second: Why are the protesters allowed to camp out in the square? They should be removed. To me, they’re like litter and should be cleaned up. I’m sure some are

“professional” protesters and most likely could care less about the rink; they just want to be part of any protest going on. It’s a real shame that they protest something that is going to hopefully help bring the communities closer together. I wish the protesters luck in winning this silly ordeal. Cathy Laycock Esquimalt

Protesters should get out of the way Re: Protest surrounds ice rink site in downtown Victoria, News, Oct. 26, 2011. It’s is time to stop catering to the Occupy Victoria protesters. Stating your case is one thing, but getting in the way of the public enjoyment of an outdoor rink does nothing but interfere with ordinary citizens having fun around the holidays. I don’t understand how not allowing my family and me to go skating and drink hot chocolate helps change global economic policy. Why can’t they just move to another spot? I can only speak on my behalf, but by being a nuisance you only harm your cause, not promote it. Hopefully this will get resolved in time for the rink to be built and both sides will put aside their agendas and allow those of us who are not involved to have a little fun. Colin Day Victoria

Regional deer cull may be inevitable Why do some people not understand? In rural and semi-rural areas there is husbandry involved in looking after wildlife. In the wild, predators take care of overpopulation and therefore there is no damage done to the environment. In urban areas such as Greater Victoria, there are no predators to keep the numbers down and get rid of sick animals as well. Where will we be in 10 years when

every little fawn multiplies and every mother deer gives birth to sickly fawns. The odd cougar will not do. Everybody who has grown up in rural areas knows this. People who live an urban life have this sentimental “Bambi” feeling. Deer’s life was once a struggle for survival, but they have now arrived in paradise in Victoria and their numbers are growing. Karin Hertel Saanich

RCMP should take over policing for province The best solution for policing in B.C. expressed to me was from a former BC Premier — RCMP does the policing in the province, including all investigations, and the 11 municipal departments become the B.C. highway patrol handing all traffic related matters. I would support that. I would even support Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham as the head of that unit. Put all that experience to work setting up and maintaining a unit with limited responsibilities. William Perry Victoria

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Suspicious boater in Sidney leads police to seize $2.6M Rudy Haugeneder News Staff

If Jeffrey Melchior had followed simple boating rules, he may never have been caught — and still be $2.6 million richer. But he didn't and is now likely Lake Cowichan's most infamous alleged criminal money launder awaiting trial. Amidst the tightest police security ever seen at RCMP District Headquarters in Victoria, police on Tuesday announced they had seized over $2.6 million in crisp new U.S. funds that was lying on the table — one of the biggest cash hauls in Canadian history — and charged Melchior with money laundering. RCMP Supt. Derek Simmonds, in charge of the federal Border Integrity program in B.C., said the money was fished out of Canadian waters near Sidney in the middle of the night last March after the pilot of a suspicious fast-moving boat without running lights threw a suitcase into the water, just as an RCMP boat was about to intercept it. After first recovering the suit-

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Melchior was not armed and the only person aboard. Simmonds said the only reason the suitcase full of money didn't sink was because police were only metres away when Melchior threw it overboard and police acted instantly to recover it. If it hadn't been for Melchior moving at high speed toward the international border on a route known for smugglers, RCMP border integrity operations centre might have missed it. Simmonds said the centre relayed the suspicious information to a RCMP marine patrol and it moved to cut Melchior off before he got to the border. There was no high-speed pursuit. Simmonds said moving currency or contraband in large sums like this is a common identifier for organized crime activity. Melchior, who is not in custody and was not previously know to police, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Nov. 21 in Victoria. editor@goldstreamgazette.com


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THE ARTS

Jazz goes on tour Juno award winner Andrew Downing brings his seven-piece band to UVic’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall Monday, 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Author explores women’s role in Canada’s history Merna Forster authors second historical book Rudy Haugeneder News staff

Her first bestselling non-fiction book says it all – 100 Canadian Heroines, Famous and Forgotten Faces. The just-released sequel, 100 more Canadian Heroines, by Oak Bay professional historian Merna Forster, also looks to become a bestseller. These weren’t just ordinary women – weren’t, because all but three have died – but women whose roles in building the nation’s business and culture are no different than the roles men played. However, recorded history has been unkind to women, with history books having all but ignored them, she said. “Not enough women have been commemorated in Canadian history,” she complains. And she’s not alone. That’s why Kim Campbell, Canada’s first woman Prime Minister (a fact not remembered by many Canadians), wrote a glowing foreword in Forster’s first book, and Canadian female astronaut Julie Payette did the same in the 100 more sequel. And there are several hundred great women in Forster’s research files for yet another sequel she is thinking about writing. Some might say Forster is intent on bringing gender balance to the way Canadian political, business, sports, and science history is treated. Perhaps the best way to explain

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what Forster (a former senior federal Parks Canada bureaucrat who is the executive director of the University of Victoria’s Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project) is in the astronaut Payette’s forward, which begins: “Can you imagine running a 100metre dash, starting 20 metres behind the other competitors, and remaining convinced that you can win the gold medal? Picture yourself climbing Mount Everest in a skirt, chances of making it to the summit and back safely and as good as anybody else? “And how do you maintain steadfast belief that you can finish at the top of your pilot-training class even though the standard issue flight gear does not fit and you need a telephone book behind your back just to reach the rudder pedals? “These are the kinds of images that come to mind reading the stories of the exceptional women Merna Forster introduces. … “Defying probabilities and presumptions, the women featured here have managed to follow their passions and fulfill their ambitions, even if it meant shaking up the prevailing social order.” Forster, born in the Alberta oil town of Black Diamond and the married mother of two teenagers who moved to Oak Bay seven years ago, says, “I always wanted to be a writer.” Her basic writing rule: “make sure I tell a compelling story.” She says she put as much diversity as possible into her books, selecting women from across the country covering many time periods, ethnic origins, and a wide variety of endeavors “so a person picking up the book could relate.” The bilingual Forster, who has

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Above: Merna Forster, author of two books on Canadian heroines. Below: The first Canadian woman to make a feature film, Victoria born and raised Nell Shipman (1892-1970), whose career took off in 1916, was known as the first lady of Canadian filmmaking.

a masters degree in history from Laval University in Quebec, said her book of brief biographies covers “fascinating” women ranging from those with a lifetime of achievement to others with just one enormously important accomplishment.

“I wanted to understand what made them tick and how they worked,” she said. Being a bestselling Canadian author doesn’t mean much in terms of royalties. The money just barely covers the cost of the images she uses in her book, like the photo of Anna Swan, the eight-foot-tall Canadian who survived her disability. Purchasing the one-time right to use her image cost $150. Among the famous and forgotten women in her book are ladies like hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, Captain Kool, Dr. Irma LeVasseur, the original Degrassi kids, Mohawk feminist Mary Two-Axe Early and the woman dubbed “the atomic mosquito.” You can visit her website at www. heroines.ca. reporter@vicnews.com

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Composer, recording artist, communicator and motivational speaker Louise Rose and friends will play dress-up for the Victoria Good News Choir. The audience is invited to come in costume – maybe win a prize – and join Rose with Jamie Hillier and Sing Your Joy. All performers are donating their time. The Victoria Good News Choir is a true community choir and is accepting new members. Rose has been the choir’s accompanist, music director and arranger since she founded it as a project to raise funds for Claremont secondary’s theatre program in 1997. The event happens Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St. Tickets are $20, available at Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, Ivy’s Bookstore, Bubby Rose’s Bakery and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Victoria Good News Choir. For more information email info@victoriagoodnewschoir.com or call 250658-1946.

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Royal Theatre presents Entity dance show

Entity, the latest show in the Dance Victoria season at the Royal Theatre, is presented this weekend in two shows. Performed by Wayne McGregor Random Dance, straight from the U.K., Entity will be performed tonight (Friday) and Saturday. The piece is set to an electronic soundscape. Tickets ($25 to $72) are available at rmts.bc.ca or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices.

Langham Court plays dark comedic tale

The Langham Court Theatre sets the scene for deception and betrayal with its production of the black comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The darkly comic tale centres on Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old virgin, and her manipulative 70-yearold mother, Mag. Maureen, who has a history of mental illness, is trapped in a small, bleak cottage and in an overly dependent, seriously dysfunctional relationship with her mother, who interferes in her daughter’s only chance at love.

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Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s Tony Award-winning show will be directed by Langham Court veteran Judy Treloar. The Beauty Queen of Leenane, part of the Leenane Trilogy, is set in the 1980s in and around County Galway, where playwright McDonagh spent his holidays as a child. The cast includes Elizabeth Whitmarsh as Mag; Naomi Simpson as Maureen, the desperate virgin; Bill Adams, as Pato, the awkward suitor and newcomer Paul Wiebe as Ray, Pato’s younger brother. McDonagh’s first non-Irish play, The Pillowman, set in a fictitious totalitarian state, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2004. McDonagh’s film Six Shooter, won the Live Action Short Subject Oscar in 2006. He is perhaps best known to world-wide audiences for his multi award-winning screenplay of the crime comedy, In Bruges. The show previews Nov. 16 and opens Nov. 17, running through Dec. 3. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for students and seniors. Preview night, they are two for $20. To buy, call 250-384-2142 or email boxoffice@langhamtheatre.ca.

War-time musical hits play at military tribute A big-band tribute to past and present Canadian Forces personnel gets into the swing of things during a special time of remembrance. Jazz vocalist Miranda Sage will join the Swiftsure Big Band to perform songs from the Second World War era and beyond on Nov. 12, the day after Remembrance Day ceremonies. “This is our tribute to all those who served, or now serve, in the armed forces of this country,” said artistic director and conductor Rob Bannister, who will direct the 18-piece band. “We hope this music will add a positive counterbalance to the other serious events on this weekend.” The show starts at 8 p.m. at Pacific Fleet Club, 1587 Lyall St. in Esquimalt. Tickets are $20, and are available at Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, Sidney Musicworks and at the door. emccracken@vicnews.com

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he team behind Woodland Creek, a sustainable home development in Sooke, has introduced a new initiative for out-of-area buyers. The “Relocation Vacation” promotion encourages people to experience Sooke, just a 35-minute drive from downtown Victoria, by offering a range of unique, discounted accommodations to stay at, giving visitors an inside-look at daily life in the small community. Those who choose to buy a new home in Totangi Properties’ Woodland Creek development during the promotion will have their Sooke vacation expenses reimbursed (up to $1,000). “We created Relocation Vacation because we firmly believe

that those who come out and see what Sooke has to offer will want to Photo courtesy Woodland Creek stay a lifetime,” says Totangi Properties’ “Relocation Vacation” allows homebuyers Totangi Properties co-owner Blair to discover the Woodland Creek development and the inviting Robertson, pointing community of Sooke. to the outdoor opsustainability, it will be Sooke’s Relocation Vacation accomportunities, shopfirst housing development of- modation is available at the ping, award-winning restau- fering residences with geo-ex- award-winning Sooke Harbour rants and many annual festivals change heating, cooling and hot House through Dec. 22 (visit and events. water, and homes in the current www.sookeharbourhouse.com) Upon completion, Woodland phase of Woodland Creek are and On the Sea B&B for visiCreek will be home to 180 resi- constructed to certified Built tors looking for cozy (and a little dences (100 single-family and Green standards. quirky) accommodations in a 80 townhomes) priced from Not only offering environ- 24-metre North Sea Trawler, in $384,900. The project includes mental benefits, aesthetically the spectacular Sooke Harbour. an area zoned as neighbourhood speaking, the homes also boast For more information, visit commercial and public parks, gourmet kitchens, walk-in glass www.ontheseabnb.com complete with a pond, walking showers, engineered wood floorFor details about Woodland trails and playground. Continu- ing, master suite walk-in closets Creek’s “Relocation Vacation,” ing the project’s commitment to and natural gas fireplaces. visit www.woodlandcreek.ca

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admission by donation, help the centre reach its goal of 100 tonnes of pumpkins rescued from the landfill over the eight years of the event. To reach this ambitious goal, the Compost Education Centre is again partnering with Thrifty Foods and Ellice Recycling. Pumpkins can be smashed at Thrifty Food locations at Clo-

verdale and Fairfield Nov. 5 and Hillside and Admirals Walk on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Can’t make it to the Smash? Ellice Recycling will have dropoff bins at their diversion facility at 524 David St. and at the Canteen Road Yard and Garden Waste Drop-off at 605 Canteen Rd. through Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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MASTER GARDENER Cont. from previous page To become a Victoria Master Gardener, students must also complete 60 approved volunteer hours within the 18 months following the course. To maintain Master Gardener status, students complete at least 15 volunteer hours and five self-education hours each year. All potential students are encouraged to attend the information session hosted by the Victoria Master Gardener Association from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Call the Horticulture Centre at 250-479-6162 or email gardeninfo@hcp.ca for registration or for more information. For details about Victoria Master Gardeners, visit the Master Gardener Association website at http://www. mgabc.org/content/victoria

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From left to right: approximately 3,000 birds are banded by volunteers from the Rocky Point Bird Observatory each year; Olympian Simon Whitfield warms up runners participating in the Thrifty Foods Kids Run at the Victoria Marathon, the primary fundraiser for KidSport Greater Victoria; Helen Simpson, the late co-founder of the Family Caregivers Network, is seen here with her daughter Pat; amphibian biologist Kristiina Ovaska taking samples for the Salt Spring Island Conservancy (this photo by Robin Annschild). These four non-profit organizations are among 15 participating in the 75-Hour Giving Challenge Nov. 15 – 18.

Victoria Foundation to host 75-Hour Giving Challenge to support 15 local charities It’s a 75 for 75 event: in celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Victoria Foundation is putting up $75,000 and hosting a 75-Hour Giving Challenge to help 15 local charities increase their endowment funds. For 75 hours starting on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, all donations made to the foundation for any of these charities will be further supported through the Victoria Foundation’s $75,000 Challenge Fund. While most people think of the Victoria Foundation as a charity that provides grants to non-profit organizations in the community (which it does via its Victoria Fund endowment), few realize the foundation also manages endowment funds on behalf of other registered charities. In fact, it manages 103 endowment funds for 73 registered charities, annually distributing earnings from these permanent funds to the organizations. “These Hosted Organization Funds provide a consistent source of funding year after year for local charitable organizations,” says Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation. “It’s a service that reduces costs and paperwork for the non-profits involved and – perhaps most impor-

tantly – it offers long-term stability for their funds.” To give a boost to the smallest of the funds, the 75-Hour Giving Challenge will support hosted organizations whose endowment funds were less than $75,000 as of May 31 this year. From 9 a.m. Nov. 15 to noon, Nov. 18, donors are encouraged to choose from the 15 participating charities and support their favourites by making gifts to the organizations’ endowment funds. Based on how much is given to each fund during the challenge, the foundation will also make a gift of a pro-rated amount from the $75,000 Challenge Fund. Gifts can be made online through the Victoria Foundation’s portal at CanadaHelps (see the “donate now” button at www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca). They can also be made directly to the Victoria Foundation by credit card or cheque as long as they are received during the challenge period. Publicly traded securities can also be accepted. See www. victoriafoundation.bc.ca for more information on the 75-Hour Giving Challenge. Call 250-381-5532 for information.

Challenge Participants The 15 eligible organizations that are rising to the 75-Hour Giving Challenge are: Family Caregivers Network – Offers education, support and information to help keep family caregivers healthy in their caring roles. Greater Victoria Dance Works Association – Produces an annual dance festival with three different components: competition, performance and master classes. Horticulture Centre of the Pacific – Enriches the community by sharing the beauty and joy of gardening and by demonstrating the importance of plant diversity through education, demonstration, stewardship and community partnerships. KidSport Greater Victoria – Ensure that kids from low-income families can participate in sports by assisting with registration fees for a “season of sport.” Pacific Centre Family Services Association – Provides education, counselling and creative program-

ming to encourage healthy patterns of living. Pacific Salmon Foundation – Supports grassroots, volunteer and community-driven projects focused on the conservation and recovery of Pacific salmon. Rocky Point Bird Observatory – Monitors bird populations and provides community education, public presentations and events such as International Migratory Bird Day. Saanich Volunteer Services Society – Provides non-medical services that help Saanich residents live independently. Salt Spring Island Conservancy – Helps the community preserve natural habitats on Salt Spring Island and in surrounding waters through public education and by holding conservation covenants. Together Against Poverty Society – Provides free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people regarding income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues. Victoria Cool Aid Society – Provides a wide range of services for

You have 75 hours to make a difference, Victoria. Are you up for the challenge? From 9:00 a.m. Nov. 15 to noon Nov. 18, you’re invited to help celebrate the Victoria Foundation’s 75th anniversary. We’ve put up a 75-thousand dollar challenge fund and when you donate to a participating charity your generosity gets a boost from the fund. What can we do together in 75 hours? Come on Victoria, let’s rise to the challenge!

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adults who are homeless or in need of help, including supported housing, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and the Downtown Community Centre. Victoria Film Festival – Aims to expose youth and adults to a broad range of cultural, artistic and philosophical ideas and lifestyles through the presentation of film, video and new media. Victoria READ Society – Helps children, youth and adults gain literacy and essential skills, including reading, writing and mathematics. Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre – Provides services to assist individuals to heal from sexualized violence, including a 24-hour crisis line, criminal justice support, individual and group counseling, advocacy and outreach, and community education. Victoria Women’s Transition House – Provides emergency shelter services and counselling to abused women and their children.


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Grizzlies try to stay hot on the road Travis Paterson News staff

It’s all laughs now, but a month ago the Victoria Grizzlies’ dressing room wasn’t a place for happy banter. The Grizzlies (9-8) are on the road this weekend for another three-games-in-three-nights against conference opponents: tonight (Nov. 4) versus the Surrey Eagles (8-4-2), Saturday at the Langley Rivermen (5-10) and Sunday at the Coquitlam Express (5-6-2). The Grizzlies may have slowed down a notch, losing to the Nanaimo Clippers 7-3 on Tuesday, but Victoria’s BCHL team is still on a roll with nine wins in the past 12 games. It’ll take more than a hangup with a rival team to shake the Grizzlies, said coach Len Barrie. The players are now able to talk about their five-game winless streak to start the season as a blip that’s completely behind them. “It was tough coming to the rink (to start) but the team keeps coming together,” captain Sean Robertson said. “We just can’t get too high.” Robertson is in his fifth and final year of junior A hockey, having started full time as a 16-yearold in 2007-08. At 0-5 to start the season, Barrie and general manager Vic Gervais admit there were trade offers for Robertson. Neither the coaches or the captain were interested. “There were options but (Robertson) told me he wanted to stay. He’s one of the reasons we

Victoria Grizzlies Mike Sandor keepes his eye on the puck after Langley Rivermen goalie James Mountain Arena. The Grizz won the match shutting out the visiting Rivermen 2-0. the season, and Barrie is happy got this turned around,” Barrie Future rock with the 18-year-old’s progress said. so far. “The goal tending wasn’t there Backup goalie Garrett Rockafel“He’s our guy for next year, to start the year but our guys are low made 34 saves for the shutwe’re expecting him to be the competing hard and that’s one of out over the Rivermen, just his starter and earn a Div.1 scholarthe biggest differences right now.” second win in eight games this ship.” Barrie also pointed to Friday’s season. 3-2 loss in Nanaimo as his team’s “Everything clicked that game,” best game of the year, leading to he said. Boston bites another Grizz a 5-2 win on Saturday over the Despite Jamie Tucker owning Following his tour of NCAA Express and a 2-0 win over the the starting role, Rockafellow has schools last week, Wes Myron Rivermen at home on Sunday. seen plenty of minutes to start

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Barr leaves a rebound at Bear committed to the Boston University Terriers for next season. That makes the Grizzlies’ top two centres property of the Terriers with Massachusetts import Mike Moran also headed there next year. Former Grizzlies forward Justin Courtnall is currently an assistant captain in his third year with the Terriers. sports@goldstreamgazette.com

Sundher follows Team WHL with six goal weekend Travis Paterson News staff

Kevin Sundher followed up the announcement of his inclusion in the 2011 Super Series with an explosive six-goal weekend.

The Royals’ assistant captain will play for Team WHL versus Team Russia in Regina on Wednesday, Nov. 16. It’s the fifth of six games between CHL teams and Team Russia, which will conclude

Thursday, Nov. 17 in Moose Jaw. The announcement came last Thursday (Oct. 27), and just may have sparked Sundher as he exploded for six goals and one assist in two games against the Seattle Thunderbirds over the

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Kettlebellers on podium Victoria athlete Linda Gilmour is the World Kettlebell Lifting champion. Gilmour competed in the women’s 12-kilograms kettlebell biathlon event (jerks and snatches) at the World Kettlebell Club championship in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 29. Gilmour is a kettlebell trainer and competitor from Victoria Kettlebell. She won her category doing 85 jerks and 80 snatches. She’s also the coach of Christine Boyd, who competed in the same event and weight class and won bronze with 85 jerks and 61 snatches. In May of 2012 Gilmour will help host a World Kettlebell Club event in Victoria. Visit www.worldkettlebellclub.com for more information.

Vic LAX players represent Lacrosse midfielder Jesse King is the lone representative from the Greater Victoria region on the 50-player short list for Canada’s U19 men’s national team. King plays junior A box lacrosse for the Victoria Shamrocks and is a field lacrosse rookie with the Ohio State Buckeyes. If he makes it through the selection camp in Oshawa, Ont., from Nov. 24 to 27, King will join Team Canada at the U19 World Championships, to be held in Finland in 2012. King graduated from Claremont secondary, home to current girls field lacrosse star Aicia Archer. Playing for the Burnaby Mountain Selects 2011 girls’ high school team, Archer recently toured Seattle while competing in an exhibition series. Archer will compete for the Burnaby Selects at an NCAA recruiting tournament, the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival in Palm Springs, Calif., on Jan. 14 and 15. sports@vicnews.com

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Lions, Gryphons will duel for city soccer championship Golden generations only come around so often. With 14 players in their grad year, Glenlyon Norfolk School’s soccer dynasty is about to end. The Gryphons senior boys soccer team will make its third straight appearance in the Colonist Cup, the city’s high school boys soccer championship. GNS edged the Claremont Spartans 1-0 in the semifinals at UVic on Tuesday. The Lambrick Park Lions defeated the Oak Bay Bays in the other semifinal, which needed a 10-round penalty kick shootout to settle a 1-1 tie. A date still has to be decided for the Gryphons and Lions final at UVic’s Centennial Stadium, likely the week of Nov. 14. When the Gryphons moved to AA

from A this year they were immediately considered a favourite to win that Lower Island division. But Lambrick Park beat them, going 10-0 on the season, and are so far the only team to defeat GNS in regulation. “You could say we’re the favourite,” Lions coach Steve Legg said. “Our team is without (metro) players. It’s one with lots of heart, skill and work ethic.” Goalie Jesse Hodges perservered for the Lions in the 7-6 shootout win over Oak Bay, with David Rivera scoring the penalty winner. Jyotish Khanna scored the winner for GNS over Claremont. St. Michaels hosts the AA Islands, Nov. 8-9 and Dover Bay hosts the AAA Islands Nov. 7-8. sports@vicnews.com

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Sabres top A Islands in Port Hardy A talented core of players has the St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team looking for a provincial championship in Kamloops today (Nov. 4) and tomorrow. St. Andrew’s won the Island single A boys championships in Port Hardy last week. But the closest the boys team has come in the provincial A finals was in 2009 when they hosted and lost to St. John Brebeuf. To win the Islands last week, the Sabres defeated host Port Hardy 5-0

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and Port Alice’s North Island secondary 6-0 in the Island final. Giordano de Paolis (Grade 12) scored three and Tarnvir Bhandal (Grade 11) scored the other two against Port Hardy. Against North Island the Sabres got two goals from Bhandal, two from Sahail Virk (Grade 10) and one each from de Paolis and Leo Falzon (Grade 12).Goalkeepers Sheldon Donaldson (Grade 12) and James Saville (Grade 11) posted the shutouts. sports@vicnews.com

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We require processor and feller buncher operators, plus owner operators & truck drivers. Work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James & Prince George areas. Call or send your resume. This can be a career for the right person. Jared Gulbranson at Gulbranson Logging Ltd. 250-567-4505 or 250-5675446 Cell: 250-570-2261 Fax: 250-567-9232 e-mail: jgulbranson@gulbranson.ca

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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205-1223 Johnson St., $325,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge 250-818-6146

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105-330 Waterfront, $510,000 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

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Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday 12-1:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Dinara Talalaeva, 250 384-7663

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

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Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing 250 477-7291

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

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Sunday 2-3:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

Sunday 1-3 Boorman Real Estate Michael Boorman 250 595-1535 pg. 43

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2586 Blackwood, $465,000 Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

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Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Ian Jules, 250-380-6683

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

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Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

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Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033

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

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

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Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Geri Fitterer 250 360-6493

pg. 6

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

Sunday 12-2 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

pg. 16

44-850 Parklands, $389,000

pg. 24

4212 Rossiter

891 Claremont Ave, $863,000

1877A Feltham Rd, $599,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

101-3614 Richmond Rd pg. 5

1602 Kenmore, $479,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser, 250-360-1929

4343 Cedar Hill, $575,000 pg. 43

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Northstar Rossana Klampfer 250 217-5278

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5024 Cordova Bay, $999,900

14-3993 Columbine, $359,900 pg. 2

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

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502 Gore, $399,900

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Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250 391-1893

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Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033

pg. 32

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124

pg. 43

639 Ridgebank, $569,000 pg. 24

834 Royal Oak Ave, $1,200,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

pg. 18

88 Sims

4329 Faithwood, $729,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

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

332 Davida, $475,000

3229 Cedar Hill

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

pg. 25

225-3225 Eldon Pl

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Angele Munro 250 384-8124

302-1100 Union Rd pg. 22

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

501 Pamela

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jens Henderson, 250-384-8124 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Brian Graves, 250 477-7291

pg. 18

658 Sedger Rd

1170 Tattersall, $799,000 pg. 12

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Valerie Edwards 250-477-9947

4168 Clinton Pl., $649,000

785 Claremont Ave., $998,000

1064 Colville, $479,900

Saturday 11-1 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

pg. 23

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

5015 Georgia Park Terr. $799,900

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

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-477-1100

109-1505 Church Ave, $239,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250 656-0131

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900

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5-881 Nicholson, $565,000

7-704 Rockheights

pg. 43

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

5005 Cordova Bay, $869,000

pg. 22

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Jason Binab, 250-360-1929

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 19

4536 Rithetwood, $765,000

1520 Winchester, $515,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

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

Saturday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Cathy Travis, 250-380-3933

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291

37-1506 Admirals, $174,900

Saturday 1-3 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 18

3958 Hidden Oaks Pl, $839,000

116-21 Conard, $269,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 24

206-3263 Alder, $219,750

3922 Staten Pl, $879,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291

934 Craigflower, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882

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

109-1505 Church Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

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

Sunday 2-3:30 Newport Realty Rick Allen, 250-385-2033

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

21-4630 Lochside, $588,000

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

2434 Cadboro Bay Rd, $649,000

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

pg. 22

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

2031 McNeill, $799,000 pg. 22

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4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

3170 Aldridge, $589,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Peter Veri, 250-920-6850

1663 Bisley, $649,000

295 Bessborough Ave

2492 McNeill, $684,900 pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

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

2184 Windsor Rd., $649,000 pg. 25

pg. 41

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

2094 Quimper, $669,900

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Dennis Guevin 250 477-7291

862 Phoenix, $489,000

300-21 Conard, $349,900

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000 pg. 19

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103-101 Nursery Hill, $329,900

412-2100 Granite St, $239,000 pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 22

357 Kinver St, $589,900

pg. 14

2090 Lorne, $769,000 pg. 10

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687 Island, $1,189,000

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pg. 18

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

4-2305 Maltwood

487 Sturdee, $299,000

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $389,000

302-105 Gorge Rd E, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301

3362 Henderson, $799,900

2205 Victor, $439,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

2511 Cranmore, $739,000

1637 Pembroke St, $499,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

2314 Richmond, $464,900 pg. 20

pg. 14

1652 Cyril Close, $729,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

3238 Harriet

402-1366 Hillside, $220,500 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 14

pg. 21

305-75 Songhees, $625,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

304-1519 Hillside, $325,000

4-797 Tyee Rd, $309,900 Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 14

407-380 Waterfront

111-1619 Morrison, $218,000 Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-893-1016

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

3-516 Sturdee

3520 Upper Terrace, $939,900

307-797 Tyee Rd., $299,900

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

503-1030 Yates St, $429,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

pg. 15

13-949 Pemberton, $499,000 Sunday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate

3-277 Michigan, $549,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Richard Severs 250 216-3178

502-250 Douglas, $399,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

pg. 20

311 Kingston, $869,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

102-640 Montreal, $499,900

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

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

303-1400 Newport, $259,000

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000

401-1040 Southgate $359,888 Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

102-1519 Hillside, $319,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Barbara Walker 250 592-4422

pg. 11

924B Richmond, $475,000 Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

604-75 Songhees, $710,000

Sunday 3-5 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

519 William St

451 Durban, $629,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Debbie Hargreaves 250 384-8124

304-1593 Begbie, $289,900

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

pg. 18

#31-416 Dallas Rd., $545,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

1465 Bay St

pg. 20

408-1630 Quadra St

126-75 Songhees, $979,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

6-407 William, $737,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Colin Holliday-Scott, 250-384-7663

pg. 11

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

2180 Cranleigh, $624,900

105-636 Montreal, $599,000

1035 Sutlej

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

780 Johnson, $419,000

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

pg. 20

302-1110 Oscar, $349,000

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

1012 Gillespie Pl

Daily noon -5 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-812-7212

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

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

71 Government St, $489,000

2-1012 Terrace, $379,000

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave, $279,000

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 14

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

310 Robertson St, $629,900

309 Kingston, $769,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Nov3-9 edition of

807-620 Toronto, $249,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY NEWS GAZETTE

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

pg. 26

140 Kamloops, $499,900 pg. 24

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

pg. 10


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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, November 4, 2011  41 Obed Ave, $379,900

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

8704 Pender Park Dr, $574,900 pg. 26

4921 Prospect, $1,024,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 41

pg. 25

pg. 25

pg. 19

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

Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

pg. 27

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 28

pg. 28

pg. 27

pg. 29

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

pg. 26

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

pg. 27

pg. 25

Saturday 11-12 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 27

pg. 27

pg. 25

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

pg. 3

B-10470 Resthaven Dr, $549,000

4175 Prospect Lake, $619,900 pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judith Gerrett, 250-656-0131

pg. 5

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

6566 Rey Rd, $569,900

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

13-2020 White Birch, $439,500 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 240-592-4422

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

3-2020 White Birch Rd pg. 6

Saturday 1-3 Davis Realty Corporation Jack Davis, 250-598-6200

pg. 37

pg. 43

pg. 15

pg. 18

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Chris Marrie, 250 920-8463

pg. 30

310-608 Fairway Ave., $369,900 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Simon Sheppard 250 686-0011

pg. 29

pg. 31

pg. 34

pg. 12

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

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

pg. 30

pg. 35

pg. 43

pg. 30

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 30

pg. 15

662 Goldstream, $249,900 Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl, 250-391-8484

pg. 13

pg. 30

2794 Lakeshore, $499,900 pg. 35

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 31

3348 Sewell, $599,900 pg. 36

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 30

723 Windover Trc., $849,000 Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 30

6995 Nordin Rd

2923 Julieann

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Diane Alexander 250 384-8124

pg. 30

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon, 250-642-5050

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250-642-5050

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Justen Lalonde, 250-418-0613 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-893-1016 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas 250-477-1100

pg. 5

1919 Maple Avenue

724 Claudette Crt

pg. 43

206-611 Goldstream, $237,900 pg. 30

pg. 33

3714 Ridge Pond Dr, $639,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-744-3301

549 Delora, $500,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250 478-0808

pg. 19

3067 Alouette

3134 Wishart Rd, $459,900

3067 Alouette pg. 5

pg. 9

2437 Gatewheel, $599,800 Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

1193 Goldstream

969 Glen Willow, $499,000

pg. 31

1217 Parkdale Creek Gdns Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

994 Dunford

203-1196 Sluggett Rd., $209,900 pg. 27

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

pg. 29 Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Lyle Kahl, 250-391-8484

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

907 Dawn Lane, $595,000

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

pg. 29

3365 St. Troy Plc., $449,900

205-2695 Deville, $334,900

3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900

104-9115 Lochside, $849,900

Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

2798 Lakeshore, $619,900

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

3067 Alouette

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren 250-727-5448

408-3226 Jacklin $259,900

563 Brant Pl., $624,900

pg. 29

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

pg. 15

1008 Paddle Run

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

pg. 29

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Jason Binab, 250-360-1929

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

103-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900

1616 Millstream, $799,900

754 Braemar, $729,000

3-864 Swan, $295,000

pg. 30

2849 Knotty Pine, $439,900 pg. 29

2744 Whitehead Plc., $299,000

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Patrick Novotny, 250-478-9600

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Williams, 250-642-3240

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

3352 Mary Anne Cres, $469,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Justen Lalonde, 250-418-0613

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

1622 Millstream, $799,900 pg. 28

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

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

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 29

1001 Wild Ridge Way, $445,000

pg. 28

303-9880 Fourth, $269,000

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

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900

676 Kingsview Ridge

101-3210 Jacklin Rd

106-9905 Fifth, $337,500

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Colin Lagadyn, 250-474-4800

303-611 Brookside, $219,000

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

pg. 33

112-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900

9485 Eastbrook, $455,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

Sunday 3-5 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

16-2210 Sooke Rd, $359,900

2433 Whidby Lane, $550,000

1268 Tall Tree Pl, $729,900

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 589-4014

pg. 26

9591 Epco, $479,000

316-10461 Resthaven, $429,000

3131 Esson Rd., $449,900

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

pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131 Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,199,788

7628 Sigmar, $444,000

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $289,000

9-4350 West Saanich

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

pg. 27

202-2311 Mills, $279,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Friday - Saturday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Linda Egan, 250 656-4626

8171 Rae-Leigh, $1,199,000

pg. 3

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

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

Saturday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-655-0131

2931 Earl Grey St, $499,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

203-9724 Fourth St, $669,000

982 Meadowview, $695,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 26

316-10461 Resthaven, $410,000

5460 Old West Saanich, $1,199,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

208-9882 Fifth, $279,000

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000

4491 Abraham Court

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Walters 250 477-5353

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

1039 Skylar Circle pg. 6

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

pg. 12


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METCHOSIN ALL-CANDIDATES MEETING, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Metchosin Community Hall, 4401 William Head Rd. FOUR SEASONS MUSICAL Theatre presents Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Nov. 4, 5, Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave. See www.fourseasonsmusicaltheatre.com. WEST SHORE CHRISTMAS craft fair, Nov. 4 to 6, Eagle Ridge arena in Langford. See www.eagleridgecommunitycentre. com under upcoming events. FLU SHOT PUBLIC clinic, free vaccinations for seniors and children under two, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., West Shore Parks and Rec, 1767 Island Highway.

SATURDAY

BOTTLE DRIVE AND fundraiser for Langford five-year-old with cancer, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off cash donations, bottles at 3300 Happy Valley Rd. METCHOSIN ALL-CANDIDATES AFTERNOON tea. Meet and greet council hopefuls, Nov. 5, 2 to 4 p.m., Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

MONDAY

VIEW ROYAL COMMUNITY Association all-candidate meet and greet, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., View Royal Community Hall, 279 Island Highway. All residents and members welcome to come and talk to candidates for mayor and council.

STEPFAMILY RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP, Nov. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., West Shore family centre, 345 Wale Rd. Call 250384-9133 ext. 222 to register.

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