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GOLDSTREAM Civic election 2011




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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chinook nearly gone from Goldstream Chum return in healthy numbers for annual fish run

Colwood strip gets a makeover City plans beautification project to match View Royal

Charla Huber News staff

Edward Hill News staff

carbons remain in the river, but with erratic salmon return rates in past years, it will be difficult for river watchers to discern the long-term impact of the fuel on the run. In the meantime, while some salmon are waiting for rain before coming upstream, kids and nature lovers are filing into the park in large numbers, largely due to the nice weather. “The colour of the park with all the maple leaves and the sunshine, you can’t beat it,” Roberts said.

Colwood plans to spruce up its section of Island Highway — also known as the Colwood strip — before time runs out on a government grant. The project would extend sidewalks and bike lanes along both sides of the road from the Great Canadian casino to Wale Road. The work would flow into new sidewalks sections installed by View Royal and West Shore Parks and Recreation. Work also includes creating a crosswalk with warning lights across five-lane Island Highway, on the south side of the vehicle entrance to the recreation centre. “This area is our main entrance to the city,” said Coun. Judith Cullington. “With all the work done by View Royal we’re starting to look like a poor cousin in comparison.” Colwood council gave the goahead for its engineering department to tender the project. The City will match a $395,000 provincial grant with the same amount of cash accumulated from road development cost charges. The project needs to be finished by March 31, 2012 or the grant expires. City engineer Michael Baxter stressed that the project won’t bump up taxes in 2012 or cause an increase in the roads maintenance budget.

PLEASE SEE: Salmon run, Page A10

PLEASE SEE: Missing pieces, Page A11

Charla Huber/News staff

Tracey Bleackley, a Goldstream Park naturalist, holds up a salmon with a full egg sac. Mild weather has drawn scores of kids and adults to this year’s Goldstream spawning run. chum return is this weekend. As for coho salmon, the run is off to a slow start, but McCully is waiting for the numbers to improve when the water levels rise due to seasonal rains. The coho run usually spans through November and December. “The salmon like lots of water so we do need some rain,” remarked Goldstream park naturalist Alli Roberts. Hatchery volunteers have counted 80 coho salmon in the river. Last year at this time, there were 400, but McCully said it’s too early to be worried. The 42,000 litres of gasoline and 700 litres of diesel that

“Some years we’ve had chinook counts as high as 300 to 500. Now they are barely hanging on. We are seeing the end of the chinook.” –Peter McCully Goldstream Hatchery

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After a few more seasons, chinook salmon are expected to be gone for good from Goldstream River. The Goldstream chinook run is over for the year and volunteers have counted less than 20 of the fish at the hatchery’s Japanese weir fish trap. “The chinook run was dreadful, it’s on the verge of extirpation (local extinction),” said Peter McCully, a fisheries technician with the Goldstream hatchery. “Some years we’ve had chinook counts as high as 300 to 500. Now they are barely hanging on. We are seeing the end of the chinook.” While chinook are on the demise, spawning chum are coming in strong at Goldstream Provincial Park. A total of 9,000 chum, alive and dead, have been counted in the river. It's healthier than last year’s disastrous return of 4,800 fish, but still nowhere near previous years. In 2009, 19,000 chum made their way to their spawning grounds and 32,000 swam up the river in 2008. “This time last week we had 1,200. So they are starting to take off,” McCully said last week. “We’ve already exceeded last year’s numbers. Last year was terrible.” Numbers could increase once rain starts to pour. An ideal year for chum would be about 20,000 fish returning to the river. “We are partially there,” McCully said. The peak time for the

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 2011

Colwood, a city divided Two all-candidates meetings held simultaneously in Colwood on Nov. 2 has split council hopefuls into two distinct and largely polarized camps. A meeting at the Presbyterian Church organized by the Con-

cerned Citizen Coalition was meant to address a perceived bias at the longstanding West Shore Chamber of Commerce sponsored event. The Coalition organizers suggested the Chamber event at the

Chuch of the Advent favoured candidates who are members of the business association. That the two meetings were scheduled for the same time was apparently an accident, and email negotiations between the two

camps failed to bring the sides together. Both events had a similar size audience, with more than 200 people cramming into church halls. But the discussions at the events were markedly different.

Presbyterian Church meeting Church of the Advent meeting Edward Hill News staff

Mayoral candidate Coun. Brian Tucknott and council candidates Teresa Harvey, Bill Wagner, Rick McKay, Duane MacNeill and Coun. Ernie Robertson were largely on the same page on a number of hot button topics — Solar Colwood, City staffing and overhauling City fiscal management. Most of the other candidates expressed a deep mistrust of the chamber, the format of the other meeting, or that they had first received a meeting invitation from the Colwood Concerned Citizen’s group. “Some believe the chamber wields too much political influence,” said Tucknott, a one term councillor. Robertson, a five-term councillor, called the parallel meeting “a healthy sign of a living democracy left in Colwood.” Many candidates spoke of high tax increases and fiscal mismanagement at Colwood city hall in past years, the need to refocus on core services — police, fire and public works — and to dump nonessential programs, such as Solar Colwood. “We’ve heard consistently that taxes are no longer sustainable. Some people in Colwood are thinking of selling their homes and leaving,” Harvey said. “We need to get our financial house in order.” “Colwood is at a crossroads. We can’t continue toward a dead end with ill-conceived projects, fiscal mismanagement and secret meetings,” McKay said. “We need strict cost controls and to focus on core essential services.” Wagner, an accountant, called Colwood “operationally bankrupt,” and slammed its budget process. Colwood staff are “overpaid and under-worked,” he told the audience. “There is bloated staffing at Colwood and bloated salaries.” “Executive hiring has got to

be put under review,” Robertson said. “We need to deliver services for people. We don’t need to hire more executives.” Several candidates vowed to shut down Solar Colwood, a project where the federal government granted $3.9 million to subsidize home energy-saving retrofits. “I’m committed to a zero per cent tax increase in 2012, and no more than the cost of living in the next two years,” McNeill said. “I would move to stop Solar Colwood. It is a financial drain on staff resources and taxpayer money.” “There are considerable hidden costs with Solar Colwood. I’d do my best to shut it down,” Wagner said. “The numbers don’t work.” An audience member challenged Tucknott’s campaign signs vowing not to raise taxes, while keeping City services funded. Tucknott said the zero mandate only applies to services under direct control of council. He said he’d look to freeze new employment, discretionary projects and conduct a full financial audit and possibly eliminate grant funding. Most of the candidates promised more transparency at council and more public input into council decision making. Tucknott said he’d open city hall on Saturdays for informal chats. McKay said he wanted to bring in more citizens for advisory groups. Most advocated audio or video recording council meetings. Some audience members questioned why Colwood council was struck with infighting and acrimony. Tucknott and Robertson agreed conflict at council is a problem, but both said they speak out against policy they don’t like. “We need the right people elected,” Robertson said. “If we don’t elect a new council we are going to have a continuation of this disfunction,” Tucknott said. “It is inevitable. We need new

Sam Van Schie News staff

Candidates faced few issues they couldn’t agree on a the Advent meeting, attended by two mayoral candidates — Carol Hamilton and Jason Nault — and five people running for the six council seats — incumbents Judith Cullington, Cynthia Day and Gordie Logan, as well as Robert Martin and Shari Lukens. There was much talk on how to increase government transparency, with a promise from threeterm councillor Day who said she’d figured out a way to video record meetings for the public to view online. Mayor-candidate Justin Nault said he’d post his meeting schedule and expenses online and improve the City’s website, while Carol Hamilton, also running for mayor, said she’d make meetings more welcoming to the public. On the issue of City staffing levels, Nault and council candidates Martin and Lukens all said they believe the current levels are appropriate. “Colwood is getting to be a big city, and it needs a big staff,” Nault said. Martin pointed out that cutting staff would lead to delays in processing applications for things such as development permits, which ultimately generate money for the City. “We don’t want to save a dollar today and lose two dollars tomorrow,” Martin said. Lukens added that engineering director Michael Baxter has been, “taxed to the max” working on the City’s sewage fiasco, but recent streamlining of the sewage tax will free up staff time for other projects. On a similar question of reviewing staff wages, council candidates Day, Logan and Cullington all said they’d be willing to consider a review, but didn’t expect to find the wages inappropriate.

“We review costs every year at budget time,” Cullington said, adding that City departments are already bare-bones operations. “We only have two planners and their two assistants in the planning department ... We’ll need to increase that at some point.” The mayor candidates were asked — in light of Brian Tucknott’s promise of zero tax increases — what they view as a reasonable tax increase. Nault and Hamilton both predicted increases of two to three per cent, in line with the City’s five year financial plan, which accounts for inflation and contractual wage increases. Unlike at the coalitionsponsored meeting, there was little mention of Solar Colwood, besides Cullington saying it only costs taxpayers about $1.70 per year. Instead, candidates harped on the attendance record of one absent candidate. Cullington and Nault had compiled the attendance from the current term, which showed veteran councillor Ernie Robertson had missed one third of regular council meetings, half the budget meetings, and only once attended a parks and recreation committee meeting, which he was meant to chair. Robertson has had a dispute with the mayor over granting money to the chamber, and a health issue, both which impacted attendance. A few disagreed with the Capital Region’s sewage treatment plan, but all agreed with the CRD’s cycling plan, and seeing the Royal Bay development move ahead. Finally, candidates addressed in-fighting and stressed the importance of electing a council that would work well together. “It’s up to you who we have to work with,” Hamilton told the audience, challenging them to do their research and talk to their neighbours about who to vote in.

City of Colwood by the numbers ■ Property tax hikes: 2011: 2.8 per cent 2010: 9 per cent 2009: 16 per cent ■ City staffing: 2011: Assistant fire chief, deputy engineer and payroll clerk positions approved in 2011 budget. To date, only a part-time clerk has been hired. If all positions are staffed, the extra cost to Colwood in 2012 is about $225,000. 2010: No new staff positions in the budget. 2009: No new staff positions in the budget, but six staff positions were eliminated. ■ Solar Colwood: Total spent by City to date: $112,861. Total reimbursed by federal gov’t to date: $101,565 ($11,284, 10 per cent, withheld until end of Solar Colwood program). Non-refundable HST costs paid by City: $8,800 for 2011. Total in-kind costs to date: $136,458 (value of donated time by contractors, councillors, staff, Royal Roads researchers). In-kind Colwood staff time to date: $32,688. Total Solar Colwood contracts signed with homeowners since September 2011: 36. ■ Recent Colwood legal expenses: 2011 (to date): $230,798 ($122,550 related to sewer litigation). 2010: $371,675 ($190,805 related to sewer litigation). 2009: $382,544 ($62,820 related to sewer litigation). —Source: Colwood finance department

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WestShore Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Goldstream News Gazette invite your participation in the following forums. Questions from the public must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 for Town of View Royal and 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 for the District of Metchosin. All questions will be forwarded to the Moderator. Charla Huber/News staff

Little remains of a house that went up in flames on Kangaroo Road in Metchosin last week. The cause of the blaze can’t be determined due to extensive damage.

Fire destroys Metchosin home Charla Huber News staff

An isolated home deep in the woods off Kangaroo Road in Metchosin went up in flames the night of Nov. 2. A lone male and his dog escaped the blaze unharmed, called in at 5:11 p.m. as a chimney fire. “When we arrived there were lots of flames coming out of the top two storeys,” said Metchosin fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop. Fire departments from Langford, Sooke and East Sooke attended the call to help the Metchosin Volunteer Fire

Department pump water up the windy, half-kilometre long driveway. Firefighters pumped water from a hydrant on Kangaroo Road into a large pool, which was then pumped through multiple tender trucks to keep water pressure up and flowing to the fire site. After fire officials determined no one was in the three-level house, crews were directed to take up a defensive posture. Not having direct water source made it too dangerous for firefighters to attack the fire from within the building, Dunlop said.

“We were going defensive because there were no other options, and there was a lack of water,” she said. Firefighters controlled the fire from the outside and protected surrounding exposures, such as the garage, trees and a vehicle under a tarp. The cause of the fire can’t be determined due to extensive damage to the home. Metchosin fire investigators have closed the file on the fire. In total, 25 firefighters attended the call. Firefighters remained at the scene until 11:30 p.m.

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Welcome to the first of three issues featuring Q&As with municipal candidates. Today has Langford and Colwood. The Nov. 11 issue features Metchosin and View Royal candidates and the Nov. 16 issue features SD 62 trustee candidates.


Civic elections Nov. 19




Christopher Johnson

Stewart Young

Denise Blackwell

Grant McLachlan

Matt Sahlstrom

Lanny Seaton









Community organizer and entrepreneur.


Retired, worked for federal, provincial governments.

Self employed.


Langford mayor, 18 years.

Langford council for 19 years; CRD board 14 years as CRD board chair. Currently chair of the core area liquid waste management committee.

Three terms, nine years, on Langford city council.

Langford council 15 years.

Political experience

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, Capital Regional Housing Corporation, previous chair of CREST, Capital Families Association board and Worklink board.

I have volunteered with developmentally challenged individuals in group home settings, in environmental preservation on Mill Hill, and in a provincial and federal election.

Born in Langford.

Langford, 25 years.

Langford, 18 years.

Langford, 40 years.

Langford since 1951.

In Langford, key concerns of those dissatisfied with the current administration are the pace of development, civic engagement and affordable housing and jobs.

Complete a new Belmont school and a new pool; get the E&N train back on track, going in the right direction to take people to work.

Key concerns for Langford and the region are transportation and, as identified in the Victoria Foundation report, the cost of living.

The most cited concerns by the voters are traffic, the pace of development, and most concerning, a disconnection with local government priorities. The people feel they are not being listened to by the council.

Traffic is a main concern.

We need improvements to roads and infrastructure and an economical solution to commuter rail. We also need new facilities such a new pool and library.

How would you solve them?

Work to bring together residents, city staff, council members and consultants to create solutions that the entire city could feel ownership in (even if they are unhappy with the results). In terms of housing, seek to provide incentives for the creation of co-operative housing, and remove barriers such as bylaws prohibiting secondary suites. I want to work to diversify the jobs base to provide a greater range of opportunity.

Work in co-operation with all levels of government to keep taxes low and create jobs, pursue more government offices to relocate to Langford so that Langford residents don’t have to drive to Victoria, and continue to provide recreation for all ages.

Responsibility for transit needs broader representation, there needs to be better representation for the West Shore communities. We need to work with federal and provincial governments to get funding for the operation of the E&N railway for passenger and freight. To address cost of living as a municipal government we need to continue to keep taxes low and provide affordable housing alternatives.

I would create an environmentally responsible growth plan, collaborate with other municipalities to find green transportation alternatives and refocus the concerns of council to those of the people.

I would like to see more “live work” areas in the downtown core so folks can walk or ride to work. Also, if we can get the train to travel in the right direction on the E&N line, folks could take the train into Victoria to work. I also believe that the province should make an effort to move provincial offices to Langford so the people that work there can work in Langford, close to their homes and families and not have to create traffic congestion into Victoria.

Keep residential and commercial taxes low while providing a variety of well-planned, top notch facilities, as well as improvement to roads and infrastructure. I will continue to use my knowledge and experience to provide innovative ideas, build and maintain partnerships and use strategic marketing to encourage businesses to locate in Langford. This will provide the strong commercial tax base and create jobs.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

Encouraging local food production is paramount, and is something no municipality can’t afford to not make a priority. If the ferries stopped running (in the case of a disaster or what not), the Island would have three days food. In a changing world, we need to have resiliency built into our communities. I would work hard to build that resiliency.

Continue to work hard and together with Mayor Stew Young and the rest of council as a team so that things keep progressing.

I would be a progressive and co-operative voice on council working tirelessly for the betterment of all citizens.

If re-elected, I would maintain our existing priority list. That list consists of creating jobs in Langford, keeping jobs in Langford, continued expansion of recreation facilities at City Center Park and other areas of Langford and, as mentioned, traffic relief.

I will continue to listen, and act on the ideas, concerns and priorities that the people of Langford talk to me about, and provide a strong, stable, steady voice and common sense approach on council. I will do everything I can to make sure Langford continues to be a safe, affordable vibrant community for everyone.

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

Bike and walk.

Car and walking primarily.

Most often I take the bus or walk to get around.

Living in south Langford, I drive to get to most places and walk to nearby businesses. I walk for exercise almost daily.

Walk and drive.

Community/ volunteer activities

Extensive involvement in community groups working on poverty, homelessness, environmental protection and food security. Co-founded B Channel News, a local independent media collective.

Which municipality do you live in?

Port Renfrew and Victoria.

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

Car, motorcycle, bike or walk.

Ten years service Langford Fire Rescue, past president Glen Lake Ratepayers Association, Langford incorporation committee, coach and avid supporter for numerous West Shore sports and youth organizations. • A7

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Winnie Sifert

Lillian Szpak

Roger Wade

Carol Hamilton

Jason Nault

Brian Tucknott









Retired employee of the Sooke School District.

Municipal councillor.

Managing partner Rebels Flag and Safety.

Business owner, Class Act Party Rental and Joe the Bartender.

Retired, former research scientist with Natural Resources Canada.

Retired airline pilot; aviation consultant.

Political experience

Langford council since 1992. Chair public works and transportation committee, Langford economic development committee.

Elected to Langford council in 2002, 2005, 2008. I am running for a fourth term.

One term Langford council, One term Colwood Council hoping to be re-elected for 2005-08. Runner-up mayoral a second term. candidate for 2008 election.

Colwood councillor three terms (200008). Transportation, finance, parks, planning committees. CRD board director alternate.

One term as a Colwood councillor. Previously a union leader and industrial advisor to International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations.

Community/ volunteer activities

Langford rep for the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. Member of the Crystal Meth Prevension Society.

Victoria Shamrocks board for two years. Coach with Triangle Little League. Served on Victoria Rebels board for a year and then as president for six years.

Director, West Shore Chamber of Commerce (second term ended October 2011). Director, William Head Institution citizens advisory committee. President, Juan de Fuca Curling Club.

Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative (ELSI) as council appointee or citizen member 2000-2011. St. John the Baptist (Colwood heritage church) management committee 2004-2008.

Volunteer with the Heart & Stroke Foundation

Which municipality do you live in?

Langford since 1978.

Langford, 18 years.

Langford, 25 years.

Colwood since 1981.

Colwood resident for 20 years.

Colwood, where my family has lived happily for more than 20 years.

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

One of the key concerns in our municipality is transportation.

Jobs — the economy and affordability. Transportation. Protecting the environment.

There are still several areas that we can continue to improve on. We need to take care of the youth in our community and the number one way to do this is to provide two new high schools.

Fiscal responsibility. Budget expectations must consider financial realities. I commit to fiscal responsibility without sacrificing core services.

Public perception of a secretive and inaccessible civic government. Development is frequently a source of contention and neighbourhood opposition. Colwood must develop more social conscience on cost of living and housing.

Colwood has been hijacked from its residents by those pursuing their own private agendas. The City teeters on the edge of a financial precipice. Failure, by council, to follow its own bylaws and procedures.

How would you solve them?

I will continue working very hard with our mayor, council and other levels of government by continued lobbying for commuter rail, to get the E&N train going again in the right direction to alleviate traffic congestion we have at the present time.

Keeping taxes low while bringing services and improvements to Langford Attract high tech business, government offices. Creative zoning and development that supports housing affordability. Langford residents deserve to have travel choices that work for everyone.

Continue to create more recreation in Langford. The new rink and bowling center are a great start, but we need more trails and bike lanes to promote healthy living. Council needs to continue working towards making Langford accessible by rail, walking and biking in additional to traditional transportation.

Support commercial development and streamlining the process so that projects of all sizes can proceed without the costly delays, paving the way for a balanced tax base. Working with our neighbours on matters of common interest, such as transportation, recreation and protective services.

Bring more openness to Colwood by reducing closed meetings. Development should be managed to maximize benefit and minimize impact on residents and environment. Colwood must make more effort to keep City costs at a minimum while maintaining the level of service expected by residents.

Return the community to its residents through open, transparent governance and public engagement. Encourage civic pride: beautify the city to make people proud of living here. Exercise fiscal restraint to preserve essential core services, while preparing Colwood for the coming economic downturn.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

Keeping our taxes the lowest in the region and supporting more housing for seniors is something I will keep working on and I feel are very vital to keeping our community one of the most vibrant places to live. I will continue to work co-operatively with our council, staff and neighbouring communities to further improve Langford, a place we are very proud to call home.

Keep taxes low while inviting investment in Langford with expansion of services, and creating jobs. Build a new Belmont school, enhance arts and culture through partnerships that support an auditorium/performing arts centre. Continue to support commuter choices that improve quality of life for Langford residents and protect the environment.

We need to encourage jobs in our community and keep taxes low. Encourage government offices to move out to Langford to bring jobs and help alleviate traffic congestion. We have to continue to welcome businesses into our community and use the commercial tax base to pay for infrastructure. I support smart environmental development in Langford. Get the E&N rail going into Victoria in the morning and returning to Langford at the end of the day.

Leadership — working hand-in-hand with council, City staff and, most of all, residents in helping shape a community we can all be proud of.

I would support efforts to provide affordable housing. I would try to diversify Colwood’s tax base and local employment opportunities by promoting more commercial development. I would encourage council to look at ways to improve City infrastructure to encourage more walking and cycling, especially within the city core. Colwood should start using its affordable housing reserves to start providing the services they were intended for.

Change the format of council and committee meetings to allow for more open dialogue with the public. Move the City away from the influence exercised by perceived “establishment.” Encourage more people to volunteer their vast experience to serve on committees. Listen to those people who take the time to speak at meetings, not bully them into submission. Audio record all public meetings to ensure accuracy. Set aside time to meet with the public informally.

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

Drive to downtown Langford and walk around Langford as much as possible.

Primarily cycle and walk around Langford and the region. Transit when it works for where I need to go. Drive when necessary.

Driving for work. Not at work I’m cycling or walking trails in Langford.

Car pool as much as possible or work at home whenever I can.

Light shopping, generally walk or bicycle. For heavier loads or longer distances I use my car. For downtown trips I drive or bus.

Usually by car, although I still own a bike for holiday use. Walking is restricted to flat lands due to an old sports injury.

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Civic elections Nov. 19



Judith Cullington

Cynthia Day





Sustainability consultant.

Office worker.

Political experience

Colwood councillor since 2008, alternate CRD director for Colwood.

Four terms Colwood council. Serving on 12 committees including parks, finance, heritage, disability issues, Family Court and Youth Justice.

Community/ volunteer activities

Served on Colwood parks committee since 2004, on Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative since 2001. Founded Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative and Colwood Association for Smart Growth.

Pacific Centre Family Services Association, Scouting, committee’s and citizens groups.

Which municipality do you live in?

Colwood, 17 years.

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

Teresa Harvey

Owner, principal consultant, Acion Consulting.

Gordie Logan

Shari Lukens

Duane MacNeill




Supervisor, Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Project management, advocacy work with BC Family Compensation Act.

Purchasing manager for Wholesale Security.

Councillor for 12 years. Chair of CRD emergency services telecommunications. Chair protective services committee.

Some federal and provincial campaigns.

Past president Victoria Multicultural Society. Volunteer advocate for families with children and young adults with developmental disabilities.

Member of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation.

Various non-profit organizations and other volunteer work.

Colwood, 25 years.

Moved to Colwood this year.

Colwood, 16 years.

Colwood, 2.5 years.

Colwood, 24 years.

Until recently, unfair sewer taxation was a major concern. The promise of ‘zero tax increase’ is unrealistic and insulting to the public’s intelligence. Creating a diversified tax base. Creating opportunities for youth.

Reinvigorating democratic process, increase voter turnout and ensure accountability. Water and sewers need to remain public utilities to ensure citizens retain control over taxes. Citizen involvement needs to be encouraged.

Government must be transparent and fiscally responsible. Excessive tax increases must end. Building community infrastructure. Protecting natural heritage while balancing economic growth.

Taxes, beautification, sewers.

Colwood still has a reputation of being difficult to do business with. Reducing transportation demands. Taxes and fiscal responsibility.

Erratic and excessive taxation. Local development in crisis. Lack of information available to the citizens.

How would you solve them?

Let people know taxes should rise reasonably with the cost of living, while keeping expenses in check. At budget time, provide good information and let the public say what services they want cut or kept. New developments will create commercial space, attract businesses and create jobs. Solar Colwood is creating new jobs/skill sets for the future-focused economy.

I want to bring video back to council meetings, linked to our agendas on our website. This could be done within the existing budget for producing minutes with time savings for staff. Sewer costs will have to be reviewed carefully to ensure that new entrants to the system are paying enough to keep the system sustainable.

Make sure that citizens have access to information that is complete, accurate, and timely. Get Municipal Auditor General to review our finances. Seek ways to reduce taxes. We need better financial management. We need to streamline our development process. We need to address issues such as sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, inadequate street lighting.

To keep taxes to a minimum, we need to increase our business tax base. An increased tax base through development increases our ability to afford beautification. With the recent successes on the sewer front, we are well on our way to fixing the system. The city needs to reach out to neighbourhoods interested in hooking up, reducing existing users sewer fees.

Work with City staff to improve our internal systems and eliminate red tape. Encourage new development in line with OCP, which enables people to live, work and play in their neighbourhoods. We need to get our priorities straight, and that starts with more dynamic public engagement and improved transparency for the taxpayer.

Erratic taxation, double digit, then zero in an election year does not inspire investment and puts a heavy burden on the citizens. I would not support any tax increase in the first year and not more than cost of living in the following two years. Citizens need full disclosure on how our money is spent. City hall should not be working behind a veil of secrecy.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

Continue to build productive partnerships with community leaders and businesses. Continue to implement the official community plan. Provide greater accountability by webcasting council and budget meetings. Continue the Solar Colwood program to reduce energy bills for homeowners and businesses. Work to create an arts and cultural centre with the new Royal Bay school.

I will work hard to bring good information to the table and listen to what people want for their neighbourhoods. I will continue to help our community volunteers as an active participant in committee meetings and community events. I will respect all points of view and listen to those affected by council initiatives.

I will investigate public and private partnerships to reduce costs. I want to enter into a dialogue with Colwood’s citizens where we both have a chance to engage, listen to and understand each other through social media, an interactive website and meetings. We need to explore ways to work with the business community to ensure that the jobs we have remain, while we create an attractive environment to entice new employers to move to our community.

We need to talk about our community like it is the best place on earth – literally. As a councillor, I’ve always boasted about the natural amenities that are offered. We need to continue to develop in a way that is sustainable, and give residents access to services within their own backyard. A positive attitude goes along way.

Review City administrative systems and processes to ensure they meet today’s customer service needs. Implement a new City website that is inviting and easy to navigate. We can use this powerful technology to help educate the public about council objectives. Actively engage our people — fostering a more open, inclusive and united civic culture, where we can share and celebrate our successes and work together to overcome our community’s challenges.

Focus on smaller issues by neighbourhood, ensuring local concerns such as lighting, pathways, bicycle routes are actually done. We are out of focus with residents and this must change.

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

Bike, bus or car-pool as much as possible, or use my small fuel-efficient car.

I take the bus downtown when I can. I use the car the most, so I try to minimize trips by combining chores.

Car, public transit, walk and run.

Walk and scooter.

Car, bike and walk.

Motorcycle 365 days a year, except in snow, then I hitchhike.

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No door knocking for Highlands council



Rob Martin

Rick McKay

Ernie Robertson

William (Bill) Wagner







Territory manager for Western Canada for a medical company.


Business owner, Miss Daisy’s Pet Foods & Supplies.


Former 14-year member of the Town of View Royal transportation advisory committee.

Colwood councillor for 15 years.

Frequent attendance at Colwood council and finance committee meetings.

Political experience

Community/ volunteer activities

Risk assessment committee for the Victoria Boys and Girls Clubs. Board member of Colwood Ratepayers for Accountability Association. City of Colwood sewer oversight committee.

Past president of the Colwood Ratepayers for Accountability Association.

Board of directors, Jack Cockrell House.

Board of governors, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton.

Which municipality do you live in?

Colwood, 14 years.

Colwood since 2007.

Colwood, 26 years.

Colwood since August 2005.

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

Financial management. Financial issues such as sewer funding and the lack of proper record keeping. Colwood needs to promote economic growth while maintaining the character of our community. We need a healthy balance between local issues and playing a positive role within the CRD.

Stricter cost controls must be implemented. Revenue generation must be increased. Infrastructure remediation is necessary.

Fiscal. Getting general government spending and taxation in Colwood under control.

In my opinion, fiscal mismanagement which has brought the City to operational bankruptcy, very poor budget processes, concern over competence, a systemic attitude of entitlement, unclear answers to questions, staffing levels and cost of staffing.

How would you solve them?

Financial management. We have to continue to improve our record keeping and manage the City’s money like a business. We need to demand the highest level of accountability from mayor and council when it comes to finance. Provide the resources in a timely manner to developers who wish to invest in our community. Our approach should be to do this at business speed, not government speed.

Focus on providing core essential services only. Support integration of common services with other municipalities. Remove unnecessary requirements and red tape which now discourage new development. Broaden the tax base by encouraging developers to build commercial properties in Colwood. Address substandard fire hydrant water flow rates in identified areas. Seek provincial assistance to upgrade the Lagoon bridge.

Refocus Council budgetary decisions to core services only — police, fire, public works and infrastructure, (goodbye Solar Colwood and all other non-core city spending).

There are only two ways to deal with the City’s finances: increase revenues (in Colwood’s case by attracting commercial and residential development) and reduce the cost of operations.

If over the next three years, I can accomplish the goals mentioned above, Colwood will be a much better place to live, work and invest in.

As a successful corporate manager and chief engineer, I understand budgets, strategic planning, team building and most importantly accountability. If elected, I will use my management skills and experience to work with others on council, committees and focus groups to tackle the many challenges facing Colwood.

I will continue to promote responsible taxation and spending for direct city services. Enhance the branch and garden drop-off and Spring Cleanup and do some beautification in Colwood using the casino funds and developer contributions.

Car and walking.

All of the above.

What would you do on council to improve your community?

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

I enjoy running through the trails at Royal Roads property, I walk to support our local Lagoon Market and Hatley Plaza. I drive for work.

I’ll work with like-minded council members to streamline development applications in a bid to attract more commercial development, and determine where money can be saved with restructuring.

Charla Huber News staff

While dozens of municipal election candidates are busy running their campaigns in hopes of gaining or retaining a seat, Highlands council members are taking it easy. For the first time in Highlands history no one is running against any of the incumbent councillors or mayor. Councillors Allen Dobb, Diane Gill, Sigurd Johannesen, Marcie McLean, Karel Roessingh and Ken Williams, and Mayor Jane Mendum, are elected by acclimation. The fact that council members aren’t out door knocking and pounding election signs into the ground came as a shock to Mendum. “I was surprised,” Mendum said. “It was unprecedented and unexpected.” Without having to worry about an election Mendum said council will just continue on with its work. Through the next term Mendum said council plans to finish its integrated community sustainability plan, update the official community plan, replace the East Highlands fire hall and build a community centre. “Council works so well together and is very conscientious as a group,” Mendum said. “Council is really respectful of each other.” Since this is unprecedented in Highlands, Mendum is uncertain if there will be any drawback of not having any changes at the council table. Even without a district election, Mendum is reminding residents they still need to hit the polls Nov. 19 to vote for school board trustees. “It’s always important to exercise your civic right to vote,” said Mendum who has five children and five grandchildren. “It’s important to support our schools.” Highlands falls within the two school districts within region, SD 61 Greater Victoria and SD 62 Sooke. Check Highlands website www.highlands. For Highlands residents within SD 61 or SD 62 advance voting is Nov. 9 and 16, and official voting is Nov. 19 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Highlands municipal hall 1980 Millstream Rd.

View Royal allcandidate meeting On Thursday, 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@ or by calling 250-478-1130.

The MIA candidate I drive my smart car.

One dual civic and trustee candidate has run the quietest campaign of all. Sean Horgan’s name will appear on the ballot for Langford council and SD 62 trustees, although he didn’t appear at either all-candidate meetings and hasn’t responded to phone calls or emails. Due to a lack of information, he hasn’t been included in the Gazette’s table of candidates.

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LAWN AND GARDEN WASTE CURBSIDE COLLECTION IN NOVEMBER The Town will be collecting lawn and garden waste (grass, leaves, flowers, shrub clippings, weeds and small branches) from the curbside of residential homes this fall on the following dates: • For those residents who get their weekly garbage picked up on TUESDAYS, your lawn and garden waste pick-up day will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011. • For those residents who get their weekly garbage picked up on WEDNESDAYS, your lawn and garden waste pick-up day will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011. • For those residents who get their weekly garbage picked up on THURSDAYS, your lawn and garden waste pick-up day will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011. • For those residents who get their weekly garbage picked up on FRIDAYS, your lawn and garden waste pick-up day will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011.

Langford singersongwriter Carmen Hillary, sitting at her home studio and living room, is releasing her second album, Window Seat, on Friday.

If participation levels are such that your lawn and garden waste is not collected on the Saturday designated for your collection area, please leave it out for collection on the following day (Sunday). THE PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW ARE: All items are to be placed at the end of your driveway at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your collection. We will accept these items only: • GRASS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, SHRUB CLIPPINGS AND WEEDS: These are to be put into clear plastic garbage bags, and weigh no more than 35 pounds each. Please shake off any extra soil attached to flowers and weeds to reduce the weight. NOTE: Invasive and noxious weeds, such as Scotch Broom, English Ivy, and Himalayan Blackberry, are not allowed in this collection service. They are allowed in Hartland Landfill and can be included in your weekly garbage. • BRANCHES: Branches are to be no longer than 3 feet in length, no more than 3 inches in diameter, and are to be bundled and then tied with string in bundles that weigh no more than 35 pounds each. Each residence is allowed 5 of the above items in total. If you would like to put out more than this, you can purchase Extra Bag Decals for $3.00 each per bag or bundle, which are available at the Town Hall. IF YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN WASTE DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE, IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. This service does not include composted food materials, and please note that this service applies only to those residences that are part of the Town’s Residential Garbage and Household Food Waste Collection Program. NOTE: Private strata roads cannot accommodate the size of the lawn and garden waste collection truck. Residents on these roads need to place their lawn and garden waste at the edge of the main road into the strata. Remember also that the Canteen Road Yard and Garden Drop Off Facility in Esquimalt is available to View Royal residents free of charge at the gate. Please call the facility at (250) 220-2918 for operating hours, location, and materials allowed, or drop into the Town Hall for an informational brochure.

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Langford singer in the driver’s seat Charla Huber News staff

Langford singer-songwriter Carmen Hillary is gearing up to release her second and hopefully breakthrough album this Friday. Her first album, Chameleon, was released in 2003. Her second, Window Seat, has been a few years in the making. “I know a lot more about who I am artistically now,” Hillary said. “When I was younger I was living up to expectations of what I thought I should do. Now I am much more in touch with myself creatively and emotionally.” Window Seat is difficult to categorize musically into a genre. Hillary calls it “pop rock, that is also a little more alternative.” “It’s very textural with layers and has a lot of variety to it.” While Hillary writes her own music and lyrics, a few of the songs on the album have been co-written with other artists

including her husband, musician Tim O’Brian. The song Under Your Sky, for instance, was co-written by Paul Statham who has worked with many artists, including Dido and Kylie Minogue. Hillary’s songs stem from her personal experiences and life lessons, and sometimes they are based on turmoil other people are going through too. “I am extremely observant and I am fascinated by the human mind,” Hillary said. “I sometimes write songs about what I have learned so I don’t forget.” One of her favourite songs on the album is Little Girl. The song is written as Hillary talking to her childhood self. “It’s me telling the little girl in me that she is wrecking my life at that time. She is creating drama where there doesn't need to be drama,” Hillary said. Three of the songs on the album were remastered by Simon Heyworth, a producer

who has worked with late Beatle George Harrison. Hillary grew up in a family of musicians and connected with music at an early age. “I started writing songs at age seven in my bedroom,” said Hillary, who grew up in Langford. “When I was younger I wanted a career like Britney Spears or Madonna, now my biggest goal is just to be able to work on songs and write.” When Hillary is not working on her music, she is helping other aspiring musiicans hone their craft. She works out of her home in Langford as a singing teacher with more than 100 students. Her next goal is to get her songs features on television and in movies. Hillary’s CD release party is at Moka House,103-1633 Hillside Ave. on Nov. 11. Hillary will be performing and mingling with her fans from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information go to

Salmon run likely to peak this week Continued from Page A1

On his way to a gig in Nanaimo, three-time Juno award winner David Francey and his band pulled off the highway to see the salmon run. The three band mates from Ontario had never seen a salmon run, nor Goldstream Provincial Park. “It is amazing, I love it,” said Francey, pointing at the fish swimming upstream.

The Goldstream Nature House and park naturalists are keeping busy with up to 10 school groups coming through the park each day. “Every half hour we have a new class coming though here,” Roberts said. “It’s about 300 kids a day. Kids become little advocates for the salmon and for nature itself.” Right now people can witness the salmon finding space and

wriggling away silt to lay and fertilize eggs. In a few weeks carcasses will line the river, attracting eagles. “By mid-November it’s mostly dead ones and if you don’t mind stinky fish then come in December,” Roberts said. Naturalists warn that a large black bear is wandering Goldstream park mainly in the estuary area, but it has also been seen walking along the river.

Remembrance Day

Recycling Reminder

We Recycle on Remembrance Day If your blue box collection day falls on Remembrance Day, Friday, November 11, your curbside materials will be collected as usual. Please place your recyclables at the curb by 7:30 am in appropriate sized containers. For more information, please call the CRD Hotline at 250.360.3030 or visit • • A11 A11

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Remembrance Day on the West Shore Langford:

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The colour guard of the Prince Edward Legion Branch No. 91 leads the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies in Langford. The parade marches from the Legion on Station Avenue to the cenotaph in Veterans Memorial Park starting at 10:35 a.m., Nov. 11. A moment of silence at 11 a.m. is followed by the laying of wreaths by veterans and dignitaries. The Legion hall at 761 Station Ave. is open to the public from about noon to 6 p.m.

Hundreds of people pay their respects each year for Remembrance Day at the cenotaph in Langford.


the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club.

Royal Roads University Remembrance Day ceremony is in the Italian Gardens Nov. 11 at 10:40 a.m., 2005 Sooke Rd. The ceremony is hosted by

Project fits in missing pieces

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Metchosin: Remembrance Day ceremonies in Metchosin begins 10:45 a.m., Nov. 11, when Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada

march from the Metchosin fire hall to the cenotaph at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 4354 Metchosin Rd. Traffic on Happy Valley Road and Metchosin Road will be rerouted during the parade.

The upgrades will be Colwood’s largest capital expenditure since completing Wale Road in 2007, Baxter noted. The $395,000 grant was originally designated for sidewalks and bike lanes on Metchosin Road, but the City failed to allocate matching funds. Meanwhile, improvements near the recreation centre and along View Royal’s portion of Island Highway pressured Colwood to find ways to clean up its part of the strip. “Work the rec centre and View Royal have done has put us in the position of being the missing piece that encouraging walking in that

Grant McLachlan Vote for a fresh perspectiVe and a progressiVe Voice for Langford city council

Province orders review of Transit Erin McCracken News staff

B.C.’s minister of Transportation and Infrastructure has ordered BC Transit to undergo an independent third-party review. “It will examine the transitsystem operations and performance, governance and local government consultation and communication processes,” Blair Lekstrom said last Wednesday. In recent months, mayors throughout the province banded together to lobby the province for the review, amidst their growing concern that the Crown corporation cannot be counted on for transparency, accountability and adequate communication. “(The review) is a significant step,” said Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, who was among several mayors and municipal staff members who raised their concerns with Lekstrom in September. The review will address funding formulas and governance, which Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin said will highlight the need that local control of transit move from the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to the Capital Regional District. “I think it’s important that we have regional transportation planning (rather than a transit commission) and if we can move it to the CRD that’ll be extremely important to us,” Fortin said.

The review also provides an opportunity for a discussion on new funding sources for transit projects, said Fortin, who sits on the commission. In response to the minister’s decision, BC Transit said it welcomes the review. “It aligns with our goals of continuously improving opera-

tions and providing effective and efficient service across the province,” said Joanna Linsangan, B.C. Transit’s manager of communications. “We expect that this review will confirm our strengths and suggest ways to better meet the needs of our partners and customers.”

area,” Baxter said. “And that area needs a crosswalk.” The gap between existing crosswalks on Island Highway, about one kilometre, is too far, especially for people walking out of the rec centre and looking access businesses on the other side of the road, Baxter said. The tender will also seek prices for elements of landscaping eligible under Colwood’s existing gas tax grant. Councillors stressed to Baxter that the new sidewalks should have proper landscaping. “People will appreciate that section of road if it looks nicer,” said Coun. Gordie Logan. “It’s not a pretty place to be yet.”

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he dual Colwood all-candidates meeting left a many Colwood voters angry and bewildered that they were forced to choose between two venues, and two groups of candidates. If nothing else, the meetings brought forward two informal but distinct slates, with two broadly different interpretations of the state of affairs at city hall. The City described at the Presbyterian Church is on the verge of financial collapse, needs an external financial audit, possibly overstaffed and distracted with green energy projects. Most candidates agreed that focusing on “core” services such as fire, police and pubic works is the key. The City described at the Church of the Advent meeting, while not overflowing with cash, certainly isn’t bankrupt and has barely enough staff needed for a city ripe for development, and has made huge strides to get its finances in order. One candidate pointed out if Colwood’s plan to normalized sewer taxes works, and developers don’t sue, that alone will free up staff time and hundreds of thousands in tax dollars. On a rare point of unison, candidates on both sides agreed to crack open the amalgamation question this term. Some candidates were keen to bring the issue to referendum, or at least look at the cost implications of joining Langford or a wider swath of the West Shore. Langford, though, isn’t going to bend over backward to stitch back together municipalities that splintered off in the 1980s and early 1990s. Langford’s mayor at that city’s all-candidates meeting pointed out property taxes for Langford would rise under most amalgamation scenarios. But the amalgamation talk does drive the idea for greater integration of West Shore services, and without individual municipalities losing their identities. The West Shore shares a unified and well-liked police force and Colwood and Langford share some IT services. And as Colwood and Langford politicians like to trumpet, the cities saved money under a joint official community plan process. Expanding on that co-opertion will only be good for worried Colwood taxpayers. 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

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24-hour squatting rights, because full three weeks after the some supposedly homeless people Occupy Wall Street protest are supposedly insomniacs too. camp sprang up in New York Turns out there were City, a few stragglers plenty of shelter beds on announced they were which to snooze away almost ready to “Occupy the day or night, and his Maple Ridge” and “Occupy vague claim of a constiRevelstoke.” tutional right to camp on Perhaps other pathetic public property was sumprotests are still being marily dismissed. dreamed up around B.C. I had a brief exchange But most have already with an Occupy Vanpacked up, and in places couver “organizer,” one such as Prince George, Min Reyes, as she tried these anti-capitalist ralTom Fletcher to rouse the reluctant lies never led to an illegal radicals of Maple Ridge. squat. B.C. Views Reyes defines herself Let’s be clear about our in her Twitter profile as squats, the ones in Can“Flirting with Anarchism while makada and particularly B.C. They are ing love to Socialism,” which sums explicitly anti-capitalist and statist up B.C.’s occupy movement as well in their message, which is presumas anything. ably why they were funded by gov“My personal approach to the ernment unions. analysis of society relies on Marx’s Despite the free food, power and historical materialism,” Reyes porta-potties, these squats quickly writes on her blog. After majoring became filthy and dangerous as in Marxism at SFU, she moved on the chronic street drug populato BCIT’s journalism program, but tion replaced the spoiled young dropped out after a couple of weeks drummers and hula-hoopers who because her studies “compromised camped out to curse corporations my personal values.” Turns out on their iPhones. BCIT is all about “skills” to get a And yes, squats are still illegal “job.” Bummer. here, following a unanimous OctoA glimpse of these “values” was ber decision of the B.C. Court of on display when a reporter from Appeal against David Arthur JohnCKNW radio tried to cover a heroin ston. overdose at Occupy Vancouver. She This formerly-homeless guy’s was shouted down and accused of antics are at the root of the latest shaping the news to benefit “Coke squatter outbreak. Victoria and its and McDonalds.” courts caved in to Johnston and At Occupy Victoria, which I visallowed camping on public propited a few times before it descended erty at night. But he demanded

into another needle park, signs warned against “chem trails,” smart meters and corporations. Campers were urged to “nationalize finance, energy and food” industries. Fiveyear plan for tractor production, anyone? Nationalizing banks is also at the top of Occupy Vancouver’s long, pretentious list of demands. Why is this stale leftist ideology so pervasive? Here’s a hint. The union representing these kids’ teachers is demanding higher corporate taxes to pay for their typically self-serving, financially illiterate contract demands. Here in Victoria, as in Vancouver, the huge growth in shelter, food, clothing and transition housing service doesn’t impress the hardcore system users. Victoria’s mayor Dean Fortin built his reputation with years of street outreach work, but he’s still a target for the ugliest treatment, including vandalism at his family home. Victoria council even kowtowed by voting to “support” the squat next to city hall, where Johnston used to camp. Then they cut off the power and water, which had been commandeered, rather than set up by City staff at taxpayers’ expense, as was the case in Vancouver. In B.C.’s most “progressive” cities, we’re getting used to encountering public areas fouled by vomit, feces and used needles. —Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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GOLDSTREAM GOLDSTREAM NEWS NEWS GAZETTE GAZETTE -- Wednesday, Wednesday,November November9, 9,2011 2011

Is 7 billion too many people for the planet? W

duction rates can’t be the main hat’s the biggest chalproblem. lenge in the world? CliAnd when we look at issues mate change? Economic that are often blamed disparity? Species extincon overpopulation, tion? we see that overconA Western billionaire sumption by the most — maybe a member privileged is a greater of the one per cent the factor in rampant enviOccupy protesters are ronmental destruction talking about — will and resource deplelikely say population tion. growth. A lot of well-off I once asked the people in North America great ecologist E.O. and Europe would agree. Wilson how many But is it true? David Suzuki people the planet It’s worth considerScience Matters could sustain indefiing, especially in light of nitely. He responded, the fact that, somewhere “If you want to live like North in the world, the seven-billionth Americans, 200 million.” person was just born. North Americans, EuropeIn my lifetime, the human popuans, Japanese and Australians, lation has more than tripled. (I who make up 20 per cent of the know I’m guilty of contributing to world’s population, are consumthe boom.) But is overpopulation really the problem it’s being made ing more than 80 per cent of the world's resources. out to be? And if so, what can we We are the major predators and do about it? despoilers of the planet, and so First, supporting more people we blame the problem on overon a finite planet with finite population. Keep in mind, though, resources is a serious challenge. that most environmental devasBut in a world where hunger and tation is not directly caused by obesity are both epidemic, repro-

individuals or households, but by corporations driven more by profits than human needs. The nonprofit organization Global Footprint Network calculated the area of land and water the world’s human population needs to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb carbon dioxide emissions. If it takes a year or less for nature to regenerate the amount we use in a year, that’s sustainable. But they found it takes 1.5 years to replace what we take in a year. That means we are using up our basic biological capital rather than living on the interest, and this has been going on since the 1980s. As people in developing countries demand more of the bounty and products we take for granted, environmental impacts are bound to increase. The best way to confront these problems is to reduce waste and consumption, find cleaner energy sources, and support other countries in finding ways to develop that are more sustainable than the ways we’ve employed — to

learn from our mistakes. Stabilizing or bringing down population growth will help, but research shows it’s not the biggest factor. A United Nations report, The State of World Population 2011, concludes that even zero population growth won’t have a huge impact on global warming. But, just as it’s absurd to rely on economies based on constant growth on a finite planet, it can’t be sustainable to have a human population that continues to increase exponentially. So, is there any good news? Well, population growth is coming down. According to the UN report, the average number of children per woman has gone from six to 2.5 over the past 60 years. Research shows the best way to stabilize and reduce population growth is through greater protection and respect for women’s rights, better access to birth control, widespread education about sex and reproduction, and redistribution of wealth. But wealthy conservatives who overwhelmingly identify

population growth as the biggest problem are often the same people who oppose measures that may slow the rate of growth. This has been especially true in the U.S., where corporate honchos and the politicians who support them fight against environmental protection and against sex education and better access to birth control, not to mention redistribution of wealth. Population, environmental and social-justice issues are inextricably linked. Giving women more rights over their own bodies, providing equal opportunity for them to participate in society and making education and contraception widely available will help stabilize population growth and create numerous other benefits. Reducing economic disparity — between rich and poor individuals and nations — will lead to better allocation of resources. But it also shows that confronting serious environmental problems will take more than just slowing population growth. Learn more at

LETTERS Chamber all-candidates well-attended success The Colwood all-candidates meetings held on Nov. 2 were a success and a sham. The meeting organized by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce was a success with a very large attendance and the hall filled to capacity. It was well organized and went off without a hitch; no lolly-pop questions, and the questions asked were fairly distributed. Candidates did not know or see the questions before the meeting and heard them only moments before they were asked. Finally, the floor was open for more questions later in the evening. All candidates performed very well under this form and format. It should be noted that a splinter group decided to have a separate meeting of candidates elsewhere, for reasons that were not clear to the public or candidates. Needless to say that those candidates who did not attend the WCC meeting were very conspicuous by their absence. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot — everyone present assumed their own conclusions, which certainly cannot benefit these missing candidates. How myopic and infantile to suspect that the Chamber of Commerce would manipulate the proceedings or the questions which is what the absent candidates indicated. Regrettably, some questions were asked that all candidates would have been well-advised to address, and the missing ones were not there to present or defend their position. Indeed,

some questions on questionable behaviour applied to some current members of council seeking re-election and who were missing. Pierre Vallee Colwood

Colwood needs council that works as a team I attended both Colwood allcandidate meetings on Nov. 2, spending half the time at the meeting sponsored by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the remainder at the meeting organized by the Concerned Citizens Coalition. I am still annoyed that the candidates supported the scheduling of two concurrent meetings forcing taxpayers to choose which to attend — what were they and the organizers trying to do, create a political rally to support their opinions rather than providing an opportunity for open debate between all candidates? I agree that there may be valid concerns about perceived conflict of interest, and questionable controls over the expenditure of public funds, especially in relation to the $3.9 million Solar Colwood grant. The financial reports on the Colwood website indicate, in my opinion, an unreasonable increase, during the last two council terms, in the cost of general government services and the number and total salary payments to staff earning over $75,000. Is this at the expense of reducing levels of front line and support staff? Excessive increases in bureaucracy seem to be today’s

norm in all levels of government. At the same time we hear the development community complaints of delays and poor service from City of Colwood. We see significant changes in Langford, but many delayed and cancelled development projects in Colwood. And we are spending a lot of taxpayer money to promote and administer a program that requires individuals that qualify for grants to expend a significant amount of money with questionable returns. We are at a critical point in Colwood. The recent announcement of a $50 million budget for a new high school, the Colwood Corners project, and the Royal Bay development all provide excellent opportunities to make Colwood a major player in determining the future of the West Shore region. For council to work effectively, we need to choose moderate candidates who can work as a team, in spite of differences of opinion, to achieve significant progress in Colwood while ensuring maximum value for every taxpayer dollar spent. We don’t need candidates who have hidden agendas or are confrontational. Jim Belfry Colwood

Get out the vote this time Colwood Whenever I return to Canada, I appreciate again that it is a great country to live in. This is a country populated with people who have endeavoured to shape their lives with individual beliefs and desires. Too

many other countries have long standing authoritarian regimes and little interest in improving the lives of fellow countrymen. Recently citizens from countries smaller than some of our provinces or territories have tried to attain the right to elect leaders chosen by the people. This year the people of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Syria have fought for these rights we take for granted, and many have died. Here in Canada most of us surge though our daily activities only taking an interest in government when our personal lives are affected. I believe we have a responsibility to use our rights to vote simply because in so many other places people can’t. For me, voting is a kind of respect for people who died trying for that right. Here we can go to our local polling place without fear of reprisals. Here we can decide what we like or don’t like about the candidates. Here we can decide to put our X beside the person we choose. Vote in all elections any time you can. Get your family to the polling places, take your neighbours, and kids who have reached 18. Here in Colwood, British Columbia, Canada as our world grows ever smaller, the need to speak for ourselves becomes ever greater. Here no one has to fight or die to vote. Mark these dates on your calendar: Nov. 9 and 16, advance polls 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Colwood city hall, 3300 Wishart Rd. Nov. 19, voting day, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Colwood city hall.

If you haven’t voted before take documents to prove your name, address, age 18 and residency in B.C. for six months: driver’s license, owner’s car insurance registration, utility bill or credit card statement or rental contract. Please vote. Heather Webber Colwood Letters continued on Page A14

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METCHOSIN REMEMBRANCE DAY, scouts, guides march from Metchosin fire hall, Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m. to St. Mary the Virgin Church, 4354 Metchosin Rd. Ceremony at 10:55 a.m. Local road closures in effect.


FEAST OF ST. Cecilia, Our Lady Of the Rosary Parish Hall, 798 Goldstream Ave, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Roast beef dinner, music. For tickets call 250-478-3482 or 250-474-5165. CHILCO TRAILS OPEN house, to design a trail network near Chilco Road, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at View Royal town hall, 45 View Royal Ave. HIGHLANDS’ COFFEE HOUSE presents Celtic Reflections band, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Caleb Pike House, 1589 Millstream Rd. JUAN DE FUCA Arts & Crafts Guild 36th annual Christmas craft sale, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov 13, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Joseph’s School Gym, 757 Burnside Rd. West.


WESTERN GARDEN CLUB meeting, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Emery Family Hall, 537 Glen Cairn Lane. Speaker is Katie Nelson from Gardenworks.


FAMILY FALL GATHERING, Hans Helgesen school, story telling, First Nation ceremony, free dinner, Nov. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., 4983 Rocky Point Rd. GOLDSTREAM CO-OP PRESCHOOL silent and live fundraising auction, Nov. 17, Log House Pub, 2323 Millstream Rd. Doors open 6 p.m. HIDDEN VALLEY ART and craft sale, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2500 Florence Lake Rd., in the club house.




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Community kitchen helps families learn cooking basics Ryan Flaherty News staff

You’ve heard of community gardens, but what about community kitchens? The growing movement allows families the chance to gather together and prepare healthy, affordable meals which are then shared among the group. It isn’t exactly breaking new ground, but it’s beginning to gain momentum in the Capital Region. In Saanich, a pair of community kitchens are operated by Saanich Neighbourhood Place in the Pearkes Recreation Centre. “It’s really taking off, because more and more people are finding it difficult to fill their food needs, especially if they don’t have a big budget,” said Sheila Avery, co-ordinator of food security programs

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making meals is the stated purpose of the kitchens, in reality they provide much more than just food. “It’s also a way for people to meet others,” she said. “Maybe they’re new to the area and they don’t know anyone, or they want to get to know their neighbours better.” The social aspect of the kitchens can’t be overstated, said the executive director of the provincially-funded centre. “In my mind, it’s as important as the meals they come away with,” Colleen Hobson said. “The support systems are huge. In times of high stress, just having an outlet can be great. Some conversations you hear in the kitchen are pretty enlightening.” The community kitchens operate on about $30,000 a year, with the money coming from gaming revenue. The funds don’t cover the cost of all the food — some comes either from donations or the participants themselves. Grants also pay a portion of Avery’s salary. Saanich Neighbourhood Place also offers childminding services, which helps parents take part in many of the programs offered at the centre. That focus on inclusiveness extends to individual cooking abilities. “We have two ends of the spectrum,” said Avery, about the community kitchen participants. “One’s ‘I’m going to teach you how to cut an onion,’ and the other are super cooks.” The cost to participants is minimal. There’s no charge if you supply your own food. If you don’t, the cost is $5 per session. There are anywhere from 100 to 150 people involved in the kitchens at a given time throughout the year, said Hobson, adding that she and Avery are exploring ways to expand the program so that it can run during the evening as well. “When you see the success of support networks, with food being the medium that joins people together, that’s the best part,” Avery said. For more, see www. • A19

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Hiring blitz coming for shipbuilders Erin McCracken

jobs that — thanks to the federal government’s $33-billion shipbuilding contracts — lie ahead for workers in the industry. The $8-billion contract “begins to build a shipbuilding industry,� Clark told workers at the Victoria Shipyards last week. “It creates that platform so that not just this generation in this room can look forward to years of work, but their kids can.� To Fitzpatrick, new construction offers the promise of long-term work. In the past six years, employment for shipbuilding tradespeople has been “topsy-turvy� since lucrative long-term contracts were few and far between, he said. “Once you get new construction, there’s stability,� said Fitzpatrick. “This announcement is tremendous for young families here.�

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The phone at Jim Fitzpatrick’s office has been ringing off the hook since word began spreading around the world about Seaspan Marine Corp. winning an $8-billion federal shipbuilding contract. “People are inquiring about this new construction. They’re calling from eastern Canada. They’re calling from Scotland. They’re calling from Wales,� said Fitzpatrick, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 191, which represents about 180 workers at Victoria Shipyards in Esquimalt. In the coming months, about 400 workers will be hired at the Esquimalt-based shipyard, which already employs about 600. Canadians will be hired first, Fitzpatrick said. Many more will be hired at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards and Vancouver Drydock to prepare for the construction of Canadian Coast Guard and non-combat Royal Canadian Navy ships over the next 15 to 20 years. Efforts are underway to prepare for that massive hiring blitz, which Fitzpatrick said should ramp up in January and February. Premier Christy Clark announced Nov. 2 that a group of key education, union, government and shipbuilding stakeholders, including Seaspan, will begin meeting later this month.

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Victoria Shipyards will be hiring hundreds of workers in upcoming months to build ships for the navy and coast guard. The new B.C. Shipbuilding and Repair Sector Table is part of Clark’s jobs plan. Table participants will have the job of ensuring there are enough trained workers to support the construction of the ships, which is expected to create and sustain 4,000 direct and indirect jobs in B.C. The premier touted the long-term



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Blue Bridge takes on rendition of Buddy Holly’s life Roszan Holmen News staff

Brian Richmond remembers being in the front yard listening to rock ‘n’ roll on the transistor radio when he heard the tragic news. It was 1959 when Buddy Holly and music stars died in a plane crash, later dubbed as the day the music died. “I was 12 years old,” recalls the artistic director of the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. “I remember it coming over the news and how sad I felt and how everyone felt at the time … Buddy Holly was phenomenal. He was so seminal to a form of pop-rock in the 1950s. “ Richmond’s fondness for Holly’s music, however, wasn’t the driver behind his decision to bring in a touring production about the musician. “I don’t think I would have brought the production here, had I not gone over to Vancouver to see the Buddy Holly Story … It is not an exaggeration to say the audience was up dancing in the aisles … The music was phenomenal.” Richmond attended the show on a casting search. Zachery Stevenson, who plays Holly, was one of Richmond’s students around the turn of the millenium, back when Richmond was chair of the department of theatre at

Jeremy Holmes, left, Scott Carmichael, and Zachary Stevenson in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

“It’s getting up to being one of our highest pre-sells,” he said. Success could mean Blue Bridge starts presenting more outside productions, alongside the three they produce each year. “I’m more than happy to say this is a phenomenally entertaining show,” said Richmond. The year 1959 marked the end of a decade “we view as our childhood, and one of the happiest periods in our culture,” he explained. “Holly represented this aspect of ‘50s life. … Given our rather tumultuous and uncertain times, it’s nice to remind ourselves of this kind of youthful joy.”

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the University of Victoria. Victorians have come to know Stevenson in several professional acting roles, including Hank Williams, as well as through his pop-folk duo, called the Human Statues. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story premiered in 1989. This production was produced by Vancouver’s Arts Club. It’s the first time Victoria’s Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, launched in 2008, has brought in a show by another theatre com-

■ What: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story ■ Where: Royal Theatre ■ When: Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 and 8 p.m. ■ Tickets: Evening performances – $53.25 for adults, $48 for students and seniors. Matinees are $48.25 for adults and $40 for students and seniors, at rmts. or 250-386-6121.

pany. “It’s an experiment for us,” said Richmond. “It’s a little bit scary because you have to make a fairly large financial commitment to doing this kind of thing. You have to just hope that people will like it.” The venture seems to be going well. As of Nov. 4, 2,000 tickets had been sold, representing 60 per cent of seats available for the three-performance run. Already, Blue Bridge has broken even on its investment.

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Character comedian returns home Victoria native Mike Delamont portrays Carlo Rossi, the smooth Californian winemaker in his show Mike Delamont: A One-Night World Tour. After staging a sold-out solo show during last summer’s Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, Delamont brings a new act back to his hometown this month. He plays at the Victoria Event Centre on Nov. 11, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance at and Rebel Rebel (585 Johnson St.) or $20 at the door (1415 Broad St.).




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Multi-award-winning jazz pianist Nancy Walker brings her original compositions to Victoria. The National Jazz Awards Keyboardist of the Year in 2008, along with her trio of Ted Quinlan, Kieran Overs and Ethan Ardelli, take the stage at Hermann’s Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and for Victoria Jazz Society members, or $18 at the door (753 View St.). For advance tickets, contact the Victoria Jazz Society at 250-3884423, the Royal and McPherson Box Office at 250-386-6121and or in person at Lyle’s Place and Ditch Records. 4

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Grab your cameras. The Victoria Film Festival’s FilmCAN is back. FilmCAN returns this year, expanding its reach and offering a great opportunity for young filmmakers to have a taste of the film making process from creation to distribution and promotion, right up to the exhibition of their film at a major film festival. The FilmCAN competition invites budding young filmmakers from middle and high schools on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to make a short film on a subject of their choice and upload it to the FilmCAN website. The winning films from each category will be awarded prizes

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Poetry readings kick-start P.K. Page trust fund

Twelve poets will read from the works of renowned Victoria writer, the late P.K. Page. The readers will also tell listeners of their relationship with Page and present one of their own poems. The event helps launch the P.K. Page Trust Fund, which hopes to raise $10,000 across the country and will benefit poets and poetry in Canada, and will be managed by the League of Canadian Poets. It happens at Open Space, 510 Fort St., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 12). Admission is $5, which goes toward establishing the fund. Chapbooks will also be for sale. Page died in her home in Oak Bay on Jan. 14, 2010. She was 93. Page wrote more than 40 books, earned eight honourary doctorates from Canadian universities and was inducted to a variety of prestigious assemblies, such as being named Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. • A15 GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 2011

Thaw in chilly talks with Ottawa for B.C. RCMP Jeff Nagel Black Press

cities more input and control in containing escalating RCMP costs and influencing decisions made in Ottawa. B.C., home to the largest number of Mounties in the country, has been thrust into a position of leading the talks on behalf of other provinces and territories. Its bargaining position eroded earlier this year when Saskatch-

ewan and Alberta broke ranks and renewed their RCMP contracts, with a me-too clause that also gives them any improvements negotiated by B.C. The current RCMP contract expires at the end of March. B.C. hasn’t had its own provincial police force since disbanding it in 1950 in favour of the RCMP.

A deal is getting closer between B.C. and Ottawa to keep the RCMP for most cities. Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender, the municipal observer in the negotiations, said the tone of federal representatives has become more cooperative, and “significant” progress was made this week. “Nobody is threatening anybody at the NOTICE OF moment,” he said after returning from negotiaPUBLIC HEARING tions in Ottawa. “I am more optimistic than NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Colwood will I’ve been that we’ll get hold a hearing to afford the public an opportunity to be heard or to present there.” written submissions respecting matters in the following proposed bylaws Federal officials told at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS at CITY B.C. in September to HALL, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, B.C. on Monday, November 14, 2011 sign a new 20-year at 6:30 p.m. RCMP contract by the end of November or 1. “Colwood Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 999, 2008, else they’d begin withAmendment No. 3 (2465 Sooke Road), Bylaw No. 1427, 2011.” drawing the Mounties in 2014. That ultimatum prompted B.C. to The intent of the proposed Bylaw No. 1427 is to amend Section 3.0 of the start work on a “Plan Colwood Official Community Plan by re-designating from the “HillsideB” to map out what Shoreline Controlled Growth Area” to “Neighbourhood Controlled Growth would it would take Area” the property located at 2465 Sooke Road more particularly described to launch a provincial as Lot 3, Section 77, Esquimalt District, Plan 50959. The purpose of this force. re-designation is to allow a slight increase in density from a maximum of 10 Fassbender said a dwelling units per hectare to 13.7 units per hectare in order to accommodate final deal isn’t likely a subdivision proposing to create six additional single-family residential lots by the end-of-month varying in size from 550 square meters to 812 square metres. deadline, but a framework may be ready 2. “Colwood Land Use Bylaw No. 151, 1989, Amendment No. 121 and he doubts Ottawa (2465 Sooke Road), Bylaw No. 1428, 2011”. would act on its threat if that’s the case. The general intent of proposed Bylaw No. 1428 is to amend the Land Use B.C. Public Safety Bylaw as follows: Minister Shirley Bond said Thursday she is • By deleting from the Residential 1(R1) Zone and adding to the encouraged that some Residential 5 (R5) Zone 0.1135 hectare, more or less, of the property less contentious items located at 2465 Sooke Road, more particularly described as Lot 3, have been dealt with. Section 77, Esquimalt District, Plan 50959, as shown outlined by a “There are some solid bold line on the map below: complex issues left, but I think what’s important here is there has been a clear demonstration by the provinces, the territories and the federal government that we want to find resolution here,” Bond said. The agreement would be a 20-year contract with an option every five years for any party to reopen discussions on any aspect of it, he said. Any city or province will be able to opt out of the RCMP on two years’ notice. Ottawa hasn’t budged on B.C.’s demands for a more generous cost-sharing formula, which currently sees large cities A copy of the proposed bylaws and other related material may be inspected pay 90 per cent of local at City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 RCMP costs, while a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays, up to smaller ones shoulder and including Monday, November 14, 2011. For further information please 70 per cent. But Fasscontact the Planning Department at 250 478-5999. bender believes new provisions, including a Alan Haldenby, contract management Director of Planning committee, will give

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Take Care Outdoors… in all Seasons! The eye is somewhat protected against UV rays by the eyelid, the eyebrow, the orbit, the nose and the cheek. However, if you are outdoors a lot, in very strong sunlight, or near water, snow and ice, you need extra protection. Wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen or proper clothing to protect your skin. If you don’t, you may be getting too much UV radiation. If this happens only rarely, it could just mean sore eyes and a painful sunburn lasting a day or two. If you make a habit of not protecting yourself, all year round, you risk developing eye and skin problems when you’re older. Experts estimate more than half of our UV exposure occurs by the age of 18. Children’s eyes are also at risk because the lenses of their eyes block fewer ultraviolet rays. That’s why young children should play in the shade between 11 am and 3 pm, and always wear hats with wide brims to cover their heads and shade their eyes. Of course, other types of sun protection are important too. Don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen and proper clothing. Even if the day is hazy or cloudy, you can still get a sunburn from UV radiation. Teenagers and adults may wish to discuss appropriate types of sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription) with their optometrist. Parents can inquire about sunglasses for young children.

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Transit seeks to boost security Erin McCracken News staff

BC Transit is looking to add special constables to its security ranks in the Capital Region. Transit supervisors may also one day have the authority to issue tickets for transit offences. When transit-related offences — from spitting and other assaults to verbal threats and property damage — are heard in the courts, it’s often the first time Stephen Anderson, BC Transit’s senior manager of corporate safety and security for the province, learns the details of Crown counsel’s case and the police investigation. But as special provincial constables, Anderson and his three-member security team would be able to access police files on transit crimes, provide additional evidence and help build strong cases for stiffer punishments. BC Transit plans to submit its application for special constable powers to Solicitor General Shirley Bond in later this month. “We give files (to police), but we also want to see their files and see what they’re doing,” Anderson said, adding that having a badge would allow special constables to walk into a police station and request police documents. “There may be an incident that happened out there today, that happened at a bus stop or an exchange (that might only be reported to police but) that we might know nothing about.” Special constables could also help link transit crimes such as graffiti vandalism,

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B.C. Transit’s Bill Shearer (front) and Stephen Anderson say special constables should have more power to deal with security issues on buses. which would otherwise be treated as isolated incidents “and it’s all forgotten,” Anderson said. “But we’re still left with cleaning, putting all the time, resources, money into doing that and not had a chance to present that as part of the package,” Anderson said, adding the enhanced abilities would allow the team to be more proactive in addressing problem cases and repeat offenders. “We can then do what is necessary to ensure that one occurrence doesn’t become many occurrences,” Anderson said. The peace officers would be able to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada, but would not spend their time patrolling transit routes

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A night firing exercise will be carried out at Heals Range on: 19 November 2011

Un exercice de tir de nuit aura lieu au champ de tir Heals le: 19 Novembre 2011

Heals Range is located west of the junction of Willis Point Road and Wallace Drive, in Saanich, BC. The coordinates are 48° 32’ 40” North, 123° 27’ 00” West.

Le champ de tir Heals est situé à l’ouest de la jonction du chemin Willis Point et Wallace Drive, à Saanich, CB. Les coordonnées sont 48° 32’ 40” Nord, 123° 27’ 00” Ouest.

Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark the area.

Des affiches bilingues interdisant l’accès indiquent les endroits interdits.


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Four official bids for heritage CPR Terminal Erin McCracken News staff

Four applicants now have their fingers crossed they will be the chosen one to move into the CPR Steamship Terminal building. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is the latest to submit its application to property landlord, the Provincial Capital Commission last Friday. Bob Wright of Oak Bay Marine Group, the Maritime Museum of B.C. and Matt MacNeil of Vic Pub Co. were the original three to apply for tenancy at the iconic Belleville

Street building that formerly housed the wax museum. The harbour authority is proposing one full restaurant, a light-menu eatery, up to three high-end tourism retail stores and exhibit and attraction space for the first and second floors. Offices would go in on the third and fourth levels. “The idea is to get life and activity in the building yearround,” said CEO Curtis Grad. “For 40 years it’s been pay-onentry and we’d like to bring levels one and two back to public use.” In its proposal, the not-forprofit outlined a broader vision

to one day have departing ferry passengers walk through the CPR building into a new single ferry terminal next door. That would replace and consolidate the Black Ball and Victoria Clipper ferry terminals. The Provincial Capital Commission’s board of directors will choose the site’s tenant on Nov. 24. Leasing negotiations should finish in December, and the tenant will be able to start preparing the building in January. Meanwhile, the Maritime Museum of B.C. has said it has funding partners waiting in the wings to help fund its plan to move to the building, if its appli-

Metal thieves attack wired world Tom Fletcher Black Press

With copper trading at more than $3 a pound, thefts of phone wire have become a daily occurrence in B.C., and the B.C. government is tightening rules for scrap metal sales in an effort to stop it. Police say it’s not just power and phone lines being targeted now. Aluminum ladders, billboards, grave markers, street signs and even manhole covers are being stolen. Construction sites are targeted for plumbing and wiring. A bill before the B.C. legisla-

ture will require metal sellers to register for a “customer code” that must be recorded along with the description of any metal sold. Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond said the phone and electric grids are vulnerable, as well as 911 service, and she wants the federal government to consider new penalties for theft from critical infrastructure. “Good security and surveillance equipment doesn’t always stop the thieves from coming back again and again, especially when your metals are necessarily in remote locations, or distributed along hundreds of

kilometres of roads,” Bond said. “Even though many scrupulous recyclers consistently turn away shady characters, somebody keeps buying, and that has to stop.” Telus executive Dave Cunningham said 2011 has been a particularly bad year, with 325 wire thefts so far. Saanich Police Deputy Chief Const. Bob Downie said thieves recently took all the drainage grates from a five-kilometer stretch of Highway 17 between Victoria and the ferry terminal, leaving a dangerous situation for cyclists and drivers.

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Medler rises to elite ranks at AFC 7 Travis Paterson

their dreams. For local guys to get to the highest level, they need AFC.

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With Derek Medler picking up his seventh win on Saturday, his time as the top fighter on the local scene should be coming to and end. That would be the logical progression, said Jason Heit, who is both Medler’s coach and co-owner and promoter of the Armageddon Fighting Championship mixed martial arts league. Medler won the headliner by submission over Brian Grimshaw in the first round of AFC No. 7: Break Out, at Bear Mountain Arena on Saturday. Prior to the fight Medler, a 170-pound welterweight, was already knocking on the door of an elite group of Canadian mixed martial arts athletes. “I don’t know how much longer we’re going to keep Medler, the UFC has to take notice at some point." Medler, an ex-Canadian Football League player, is now undefeated in seven fights. On Oct. 14 he was ranked in the honourable mentions list of Canadian website Top MMA News as a potential top-10 welterweight fighter in the country. “Once you’re in that top-10, six of the top seven in Canada are UFC (and Strikeforce) guys, and he’s only a couple of spots away from that,” Heit said. “Moving a local fighter up to the next level is one of the goals for the AFC.”

Sharma's story Next to Medler’s fight, the biggest hype of the night surrounded Sanjeev Sharma in his first go since he lost his father in a tragic accident earlier this year. Sharma lost a decision to Dustin Porter. From where Heit stood, Sharma, a University of Victoria student, was mentally run down. “His training was there but, his energy wasn’t there. His weight cut was tough, his opponent had a good game plan. Sanjeev’s been through a lot,” Heit said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for him, he’s inspired everyone from the gym.”

Corner to corner

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If there's one lesson to be learned from the AFC, it’s that Derek Medler is their ace and they invite anyone to test that theory. Medler is now 7-0 having fought in all seven AFC fights. On Saturday he defeated Brian Grimshaw in the first round. However, anything goes in the fight world, and it’s a wait and see game. As for the AFC itself, fan support isn’t what it was when it started in 2009. But Heit says the AFC’s not about to change its ways anytime soon.

“Overall we’re pretty happy with the fan support but, I’d like to see more people there,” Heit said. “We have a lot of MMA fans in this city and because there is the support in this city, (AFC) truly is the launching pad for these guys to follow

Breaking the barrier

Island MMA’s Karel Bergen defeated Dave Logan (170 lbs.) but not without Heit passing on “mad credit to Logan for stepping up on three day’s notice.” Bergen won by stoppage three minutes into round one. Heavyweight Paul Cheng of Vancouver, 254 lbs., is now 1-1 in the AFC after losing to the “shredded” Peter Nolan, who weighed in at 214 lbs. Nathan Swayze defeated Brad Robinson (145 lbs.), while shoulder trouble kept Tristan Connelly (Island MMA) from fighting a third round against winner Matt Trudeau. over the public address system at the beginning of each and every stage of the 11-day, Tour of America’s Dairyland race in Wisconsin this June. “I couldn’t figure it out. A girl named Russ?” Still, Sanbrooks finished 13th overall among the 67 pro women who started the race, third among the eight racers entered from Team Kenda. “I was frustrated because I couldn’t get into the single digits. It’s a learning experience with a lot of positioning and tactics. Every little move matters,” she said.

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Destroyed. Annihilated. Murdered. Choice words to describe a night of competitive cycling. But to hear Shalie Sanbrooks, a seemingly gentle and happy 28-year-old, describe her first night of racing in the Victoria Cycling League back in 2009 is to hear the tale of a proud survivor. “I don’t know why I kept going. I remember it was just up and down climbing, over and over. That’s the thing about cycling. “After races you think ‘I’ve never hurt like this before.’ Then you sign up again.” Since then Sanbrooks balanced a schedule of full-time work and high performance training, and turned it into the enlightening future she had hoped for — a pro contract to race with Team Kenda (presented by Geargrinder) for the 2012 season. To Sanbrooks, hearing those magic words — pro racing — means everything to her right now. “I’m super grateful to have jumped the gap to pro as soon as I did. It’s so hard for women to go pro from amateur.” Needless to say, Sanbrooks went on to win the Victoria Cycling League’s elite women’s trophy twice since joining up. As

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Shalie Sanbrooks in the peloton of the women’s giro of the 2011 RBC Gran Fondo from Vancouver to Whistler. Sanbrooks finished the 120-kilometre race on Sept. 10 in fifth. The route climbs a total of 2.4 kilometres. for the pro contract, Sanbrooks will receive a travel voucher, have her races paid for and get a professionally customized bike that’s hers to sell at the end of the season. Her team will split the prize pot of any wins. Team Kenda is from Indiana but Sanbrooks will be based out of St. Louis, Mo., from March to September. It’s a major achievement for Sanbrooks as there aren’t a lot of pro women’s teams. Getting the contract took getting noticed. This past summer Sanbrooks competed in three of the bigger races held in America’s heartland. She didn’t win any but,

as an individual riding against teams, she made some noise on behalf of Russ Hay’s The Bicycle Shop. Literally. “It’s funny because firstly, I couldn’t have done it without Russ Hays,” she said, as the shop’s owner, Mike Clermont, outfitted her with a high-end racing bike, unlimited maintenance and gear at cost for the past two seasons. “But I actually raced as if I was Russ Hays the person,” she laughed. In a humorous misunderstanding, she was introduced as cyclist Russ Hays from Victoria, B.C. The mistake was repeated

A lot goes into becoming pro. In preparation for the upcoming race season Sanbrooks is embarking for New Zealand this week where she’ll train under pro conditions until she goes to St. Louis in March. All the while she’s relying on her own savings to cover rent and day-to-day expenses. It’s part of a limitation that’s kept her out of the discussion as a top-10 cyclist in Canada, said former coach Houshang Amiri. “For me, Sanbrooks hasn’t achieved her potential, so it’s hard to say where she could be in the national rankings. Top-10 is not out of her range,” he said. “She’s very motivated and is definitely an athlete with potential.” “You have to be good to get in (a pro team), and better to stay there,” he said. For Sanbrooks, it means this time next year she’ll have another decision to make. Based on her results she’ll either continue racing or, might have to take time to work and train.

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day to earn a clean sheet. Allstar rookie duo Craig Gorman and Cam Hundal connected for the bronze medal game’s only goal, with Gorman redirecting a Hundal shot. Mitrou will start in goal on Thursday as the outstanding tandem continue their rotation. “I have all the confidence in both of them,” Wilson said.

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Vikes men host CIS soccer nationals, women out

The Vikes women also lost in the Canada West semifinal as three different Trinity Western Spartans scored to defeat the Vikes 3-0 in Langley on Friday. Jacqueline Harrison scored for the Vikes in their 2-1 loss to the UBC Thunderbirds in Saturday’s third place game.

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It’s go time for the UVic Vikes men’s soccer team as they open the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championships against the Montréal Carabins on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m. at Centennial Stadium, the last of four quarterfinals that day. Entering the tournament are eight university squads from across the nation, the Carabins, Saint Mary’s Huskies, McMaster Marauders, Alberta Golden Bears, Cape Breton Capers, McGill Redmen, Toronto Varsity Blues and the University of Victoria. Each team either won its conference championship or was a finalist, while the Vikes enter as hosts. The Vikes

Award winnin’

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UVic’s Craig Taylor, left, heads the ball away from Trinity Western’s David Malmura during the Vikes 1-0 win. (11-3-2) did win the Canada West bronze medal, however, with a 1-0 win over the Trinity Western Spartans (8-4-2) on Sunday. But it was the underdog Golden Bears (7-3-4) pulling off massive upsets to win Canada West gold and a spot in this week’s nationals. The fourth place Golden Bears defeated the first place

Vikes 2-1 in the semifinal on Saturday and then won on a goal in the 89th minute to beat the UBC Thunderbirds 1-0 in the final. “It was ‘supposed’ to be us in the gold medal game but now we’re the ‘other team’ (going into nationals),” coach Bruce Wilson said. Veteran goalie Dan Kilpatrick made seven stops on Sun-

Hundal’s (Surrey) two goals and eight assists helped earn him the Canada West rookie of the year award. Hundal’s effort also made Wilson look all the more genius in the eyes of his peers as the Canada West coach of the year. Making the first all-star team from UVic are Mitrou, defender Gavin Barrett and midfielder Gorman, with Hundal named to the second team. Midfielder Jaclyn Sawicki was named to the women’s first team and fullback Amy Lawrence to the second team.

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Sabres claw B.C. title Travis Paterson News staff

There were a few mistakes made but the St. Andrew’s Sabres executed at the level they knew they could. The boys soccer team won the A provincial championship in Kamloops on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Mulgrave (West Vancouver). “We never played a bad game,” said coach Mark Cristante. “Even the game we lost we deserved to win (against Unity Christian). “The boys were well focused and took it very serious, from meal preparation to ice baths, the seniors led and the others followed.” Cristante is a former UVic Vike and Gorge senior men’s player and has been the head coach for the past three years. St. Andrew’s was AA last year and because of fluctuating numbers has done the yo-yo between A and AA over the past few seasons. The Sabres last won a provincial A title in 2003. This year’s provincial run consisted of a 7-0 win over Bulkley Valley, 4-3 loss to Unity Christian, 5-0 win over host St. Ann’s and a 3-1 playdown win over Pemberton. Giordano De Paolis scored twice against Mulgrave in the final and Fabian De la Fuente scored the other. De Poalis’ eight goals in five games won him the golden boot award while the tournament MVP when to St. Andrew’s Leo Falzon.


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TRADES, TECHNICAL PROCESSOR OPERATOR WANTED to run a Waratah dangle head 320 Cat. Work on site in our post and rail yard in beautiful Southern BC. Great working conditions, competitive wage, benefits, profit sharing, 10 hour days, 4 days a week. This is a F/T permanent position. Email or phone: Gary at 250-295-7911 ext. 102


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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

BEAR MOUNTAIN Athletic Club 10-visit pass gym/pool/ fitness. $134 value; $99. 250391-6430. DOWNFILLED SOFA sacrifice $99. Call (250)721-9798 LARGE LITTLE Tykes Table 2 chairs, $35. Fish Tank, 10g+ more. $40. 250-544-4322. LEG MAGIC exercise equip. w/ DVD, $50 obo. Small GE TV, $20 obo. (250)477-3370 NOVEMBER 2011 Vic Transit SuperPass, value $82.50 asking $40. (250)590-5560. PEACH DRAPES- lined, $99. 250-598-1265. SMALL TRUNK, lock and key, $50. firm. 250-595-6734.

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.



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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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FREE FUTON with frame, approx 50” x 72”. Call (250)7277401. Must pick up.

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.


ANTIQUE RESTING chair, from CPR Royal Alexander Hotel in Winnipeg, $25. Call 250-727-9425.

CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.



FRIENDLY FRANK 2 OIL electric heaters (digital), new, 1500 watts, $40. each. Call 250-381-4180.


FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. 1-800-7658660.

Join a skilled team in a professional work environment Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General—Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre is a secure custody centre that houses sentenced and remand offenders. Our historic building and grounds are located in Saanich on southern Vancouver Island. While maintaining security, safety and good order, you will focus on engaging the adult male inmate population in a way that provides them with the opportunity for positive change in a respectful environment. A strong communicator, you share our values for integrity, team work and service. This is a part-time position with training and development opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package, a secondto-none pension plan and an employer that helps you balance work-life commitments.

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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.


COLWOOD 1-BDRM Bright ground-level. Utils incld, cat ok, N/S. $825. 250-478-4418




TOWNHOUSES 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 SIDNEY, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 story townhome, F/S, D/W, close to beach & town, N/S, small pet neg, avail Nov. 1, $1300. Call 250-208-4894.




DEEP COVE: cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage skylights $950 cat ok ns. 250-858-6511

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

SAANICHTON SMALL 1 bdrm cottage. References req’d. $750 inclusive. No pets. Avail immed. 250-652-3345. SOOKE- TINY 1 bdrm cabin, full bath, W/D, lrg back yrd, close to bus. N/S, cat ok. $600+ utils. (250)415-7991.



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.

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.

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

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TRIANGLE MTN. Large 1 bdrm. Laundry, new SS appl’s. NS/NP. $900. inclds utils, cbl, phone, internet. 250-474-6469

ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

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2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: Info: 250-952-5003

SIDNEY- 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 1 bath, priv ent, $1100 utils incl, Nov 15. NS/NP. 250-665-6987

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


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.

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

ROOMS FOR RENT SENIOR LADY in Vic West, furn’d room, $455 incls utils, cable, local phone, small appliances, parking, park nearby. No cooking. 250-380-1575.

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

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.


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





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.

STOREWIDE FURNITURE & MATTRESS Sale! Floor Samples Ready to Go - Up to 50% OFF. Heaters, Carpenter & Mechanic Tools & Hdwe. Big Selection Good Used Furnishings & Accessories. No HST on Everything - Save Even More! Hurry for Best Selection, While Stock Lasts! BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. Visa, M/C

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY, 3 BR, RECENTLY reno’d, garage, fenced yard, great location. Available now $1350. Dean 250-857-2210


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

NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

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!


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

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

V.I.P. GUTTER Cleaning. Gutter guards, all exterior, power washing, roof de-mossing, spray, windows. Package deals! Insured. (250)507-6543

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

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

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



CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

CARPET INSTALLATION DARCY’S CARPET & LINO. Install, repairs, laminate, restretch, 35 yrs. 250-478-0883. MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES 2 HARD working reliable ladies. Reg cleans & Xmas cleans. Call 250-514-5105. AUNTIE MESS CLEANING. Reliable, efficient, honest, 40 years exp, seniors discount. $20/hr. Call 250-634-1077. CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278 NEED HELP cleaning your house? Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.

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

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

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. 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.

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

GARDENING 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specialize; tree pruning, hedges, tree & stump removal, fall clean-up, hauling, power washing. 23yrs exp. WCB. AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 COMPLETE PROPERTY maintenance programs. Monthly, weekly visits. Yard Cleanup pros. (250)885-8513. DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. 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.

WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.



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

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


Tubs, Surround, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks

Roofing, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks, Fence, Painting

• B.C. Business Licence • City Licence • WCB • Liability Insurance Fall Arrest Training & Equipment Free Estimates Senior Discounts

Custom Stone Fireplaces, Walkways & Patios. Custom Facing. Call for all your stonework needs. ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. 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. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

HAULING AND SALVAGE 250-217-0062 GARDEN CITY GREEN Hauling & Recycle

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278. MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

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


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WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

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


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

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

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

RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545.

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


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

Custom Picture Framing

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.

694 Goldstream Ave

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

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




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

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

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. NORM’S PAINTING- 15% offQuality work. Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

PLUMBING FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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




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

TELEPHONE SERVICES HOME PHONE Reconnect. Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046 TILES, GRANITE & glass blocks. (250)384-1132 or (250)213-9962.

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

UPHOLSTERY FIBRENEW EXPERTS in Redye furniture, leather, Vinyl, plastic repair, auto, burns, cuts, pet damage. (250)8917446. Visa, MC, Debit.

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.


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Rice Chips

Fair Trade Coffee





99 $ 49 5 $ 69 1

Clif Bars 68g ................. .............. Natures Path

Eco Pak Cereal 650-700g..... Simply Natural

Organic Salsa 470ml ..............





Sparkling Apple Cider 750ml .

4 $ 79 1 $ 49 3

Thai Kitchen

Coconut Milk 400ml ............. WOW

Soy Butter 500g ......................

00 + dep

Pasta in Sauce

Dessert Topping 1L.................... Welchs

Grape Juice 341ml ...... ..............



Crumble Crust Pie Kit 215-250g Island Farms

Classic Ice Cream 1.65L ......

Remember Your Calcium



Tenderflake Double Crust or

$ 29

2 500 $ 89 2 $ 99 3 $

Island Farms


Sour Cream

69¢ Island Farms $ 99 Cottage Cheese 750g ................. 3 Kraft Single $ 99 Cheese Slices 500g . ..................... 4 Capri ¢ Margarine 454g .............................. 99 Island Farms

2% Yogurt 175g .... ......................

Per 100g

Cheese Curds Per 100 g






Chicken Cordons



+ dep

Apple Sauce






Unico Premium


Balsamic Vinegar










Salad Dressing









49 /ea

Senior’s Day Thursdays • Save 10% on Most Items



Gummi Bears 100g


59¢ 69¢

Sliced or Slivered Blanched Almonds 100g


Crystallized Ginger Slices


Sunrype Blue Label

Apple Juice





+ dep

Texana Long Grain White or

Brown Rice 907g



Arriba Flavoured

Tortilla Chips 280g




Chili Con Carne 425g



Quaker Ready To Serve






Ground Coffee 910-925g








Adams Old Fashioned

Peanut Butter





Green or Red Stripe Mint




Bulk Foods

Fat Free Turkey Panino Rolled




Kraft Pourable


Per 100g




Healthy Choices in our

Black Forest Ham $


Smoked Oysters




Sunrype Regular or Unsweetened















Canola Oil

Cool Whip

Tortilla Chips


Cap’n Crunch Cereal



“Secret Super Saver Specials” 350g





3lb bag











Sweet Potatoes

Lemons 2lb bag





600 2/ 00 Unico Lasagna ................................... 4 $ 39 Purity Cornmeal ...................................... 1 $ 99 Dads Cookies ........................................... 2 2/ 00 Hershey Chocolate Chips ................... 5 ¢ Jell-O Jelly Powders ................................ 69 $ 89 Shake N Bake Coating Mix ................ 1 $ 99 Idahoan Instant Mashed Potaoes ...... 1 $ 79 Unico Chick Peas or Red Kidney Beans ....... 1 2/ 00 Cheetos XL Cheese Snacks ............... 6 2/ 00 Christie Red Oval Stoned Wheat Thins 5 $ 79 Robin Hood Unbleached or All Purpose Flour . 4 $ 59 E.D. Smith No Sugar Added Jam ...... 2 $ 99 Silver Hills Ali’s Alpine Grain Bread 2 $ 29 Lumberjack Sesame White or 12 Grain Bread 2 $ 79 Olafson Sundried Tomato Burritos . 2 $ 49 Purina Beneful Dog Food .............. 5 $ 99 Mainstay Cat Food ............................... 10 $ 49 Jonny Scoop Cat Litter ............................. 3 ¢ Scotties Supreme Facial Tissue ........ 99 $ 99 Purex Envirocare Double Roll Bathroom Tissue . 6 $ 99 Dawn Liquid Dishwashing Detergent .. 1 $ 99 Tide 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent . 7




Bartlett Pears

Come in Every Wednesday for our




Coleslaw Mix 2/ 1lb ..................................


+ dep.




Red or Yellow

in all departments

Heinz Squeeze





5lb bag

All Varieties, 475ml




+ dep

Paper Towels

Quality and Convenience



Western Foods Cloth Bags 2’s

River Ranch


Go Green





Sponge Towel Full Sheet





Mussels in Shell






Fresh P.E.I.

Frozen Wild

2-4lb pack

/lb 1kg.....................


599 Cheese Smokies $499

Pepperoni $






Navel Oranges

Zucchini 1.52kg .................................



Grimms Bravarian Sizzlin, All Beef or

Grimms Hot, Honey Garlic or Regular

Treats From the




California Small


¢ Ambrosia /lb Apples


Field Tomatoes







5.05kg .................. Country Cottage


Mini Mandarins



7.91kg ............... Fresh


6 oz. ............................................................................

Extra Lean

Top Round Beef Ground Roast $ 99 Beef


We reserve the right to limit quantities


Fresh, Great Tasting Meat


772 Goldstream Ave. Open 7 Days a Week 7:30 am to 10:00 pm







Panini Buns Flax Bread 454g






Lemon Meringue Pie $ 69 617g 6’s


Apple Loaf Cake $ 79 235g


Butter Pecan Cake Squares $ 69 6’s


A34 •

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - GOLDSTREAM


Marathon a Success!

Advertising Feature

This was our first year participating in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon as a charity and we were able to raise more than $8,000 for our work with families in the WestShore, through sponsorships and pledges. Our thanks go to our sponsors, JEA Pension Systems, SpencerCreo Foundation, L.A. Limousine, Westside Instaprint, Sooke Voice News, WestShore Chamber of Commerce, RONA, Graffix Promotionals and Anna’s Hair design. There were also many donors who provided gifts, such as Prestige Hotels, Adrenaline Zipline Adventure Tours, Slegg Lumber, Stickleback West Coast Grill, Forbes Pharmacy,

Pacific Centre Family Services Association has been supporting WestShore families since 1968.

VI Fitness, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Graffix Promotionals and Mayo McDonough. The WestShore RCMP held a Barbeque and donated the proceeds to Pacific Centre Family Services. Of course, there were also many runners and walkers who raised pledges: Lillian Szpak, Bill McElroy, Carole Carver, Malcolm Anderson, Bob Boyes, Cole Brewer, Barb Cottingham, Wendy McElroy, Pauline Majcher, Bob Ferguson, Stephen James, Meagan James, Simon James, Will James, Victoria James, Carolyn Sampson and Vance Wanchulak. Thank you all for making this a successful event for our Community!

WestShore Child Youth and Family Centre 345 Wale Road, Colwood 250.478.8357

Victoria Foundation We have teamed up with the Victoria Foundation to help celebrate their 75th Anniversary by participating in the Victoria Foundation 75 Hour Giving Challenge. From 9:00am November 15 to noon on November 18, donors who make a donation to Pacific Centre Family Services through the Victoria Foundation’s portal at will see their donation increase! The Victoria Foundation will be distributing $75,000 to 15 charities in proportion to the amount of donations made during the Challenge. This is your opportunity to make your donation to Pacific Centre Family Services worth even more! Donations can be made by cheque or secure credit card to or by calling (250) 381-5532.

You Can Help Us Help Our Community People often think that their help doesn’t make a difference. A big part of the success of PCFSA comes from the support that we get from individuals, groups and businesses in the community. Every dollar is put to good use: • $20 pays for a child and youth program specialized educational tool • $50 pays for 4 spaces in a group life skills session • $90 pays for an hour of counselling support Tax receipts issued for contributions of $20 or more. For a list of our funders go to:

Volunteer Opportunity Join a fun team once a week. If you are interested in joining a small team of volunteers once a week - or even once a month to help our community, we have just the opportunity for you! We run a small program to bring Cobs bread that is donated free to families in our community. It needs collection and bagging and preparing for family members to collect at the Wale Road Centre. This assists many low income families once a week by providing free healthy bread products.

Meagan, Carole, Will, Stephen, Simon and Victoria after completing their events in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

Do you need counselling but cannot afford it or do not qualify for free services? Help is here at a time, place and price that will suit most families PCFSA is offering individual and couples counselling at convenient times, including evenings, at the West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre, 345 Wale Road. Contact us directly if you would

like to book an appointment or find out more about this service. Telephone: 250 478 8357

Reaching Out to Young Parents The REACH Young Parent and Early Childhood Centre at the Pacific Centre Family Services Association supports healthy development of infants and toddlers and promotes well-being in families while young parents pursue education or personal development. • Fully Licensed day-care with qualified staff • Support for parents to complete education • Early learning environment stimulates child development • Maximum of 12 children in class from 0—36 months of age

• Partnership with funding and support from School District 62 and Ministry for Children and Family Development • Day-care is open during school working days • REACH is open 7:30-4:30 Monday to Friday during the school year and is located on the grounds of Belmont Senior Secondary School • Parents who have given birth on or before their 19th birthday and are completing high school will be given first priority for child care spots

The Reach Young Parent and Early Childhood Centre Ea The program supports healthy development in infants and toddlers and promotes the well-being of families while young parents pursue education or personal development goals. We offer places to 12 young parents.

Located at Belmont School

Call for spaces and referals 250.478.8357


Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - GOLDSTREAM



enter to WIN!

Healthy Food




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We carry one of Victoria’s largest assortments of organic produce, and our grocery department offers more than 2,000 organic items. From fruits and vegetables to coffees, dairy and more, you’ll find an amazing selection of organics for your healthy lifestyle.

When you love food, you love The Market Stores.

Also offering grain-fed and hormone-free beef, poultry and bison, plus wild salmon only. thawed for convienience

Tilapia Fillets

2 99 8 00 4 49

market fresh Woolwich

Goat Cheese


100 g

market made fresh

Lemon Cream Pie 8”


Blue Label Apple Juice 1L



Echinacea Cough and Sore Throat Drops 2 18Loz


Available at



7 ¢ 98 98 4 99

• Cheddar • Mozzarella 190 g

Check out our full page ad in Wednesday’s Times Colonist or on our website market fresh market fresh

market fresh

Mandarin Oranges


Honeycrisp Apples

Peanut Butter • Creamy • Crunchy 1 kg





1.50 kg



Premium AAA

market fresh



1.94 kg


market fresh



¢ lb

Head Lettuce










market made fresh

¢ ea


With Chipotle Oil and Seasonal Vegetables Approx. 400 g ea



• Regular • Marinated All Sizes 17.61 kg


Butternut Squash Ravioli Dinner


market fresh

3.26 kg

Strip Loin Grilling Beef Steaks

market fresh BC

Coloured Peppers

2 Lb/908 g Bag





903 Yates At Quadra 250.381.6000 7 am-11 pm 125-2401 C Millstream Road 250.391.1110 8 am-11 pm


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