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Friday, October 21, 2011

Fuel scarce in Goldstream, as are salmon Edward Hill News staff

The Columbia Fuels gasoline spill looms over Goldstream River’s famed salmon run, but it remains unclear what is trigging low coho and chinook returns so far. Each morning Goldstream hatchery volunteers are finding only a few salmon, if any, at the Japanese weir that funnels returning fish into a cage. By this time last year they counted 333 coho. This year it’s about 60. The Capital Region watershed started flushing Goldstream River a few weeks ago with an extra 10 million gallons per day to entice fish to enter the spawning grounds, but so far they haven’t taken the bait. “We know fish are in the inlet. In the past when you release water, you’ll see chinook and early coho,” said Peter McCully, the fish technologist with the Goldstream hatchery. “This year we’re not seeing it.” Understanding why the run is delayed is more elusive. McCully says April’s fuel spill is just one of a number of factors which could influence the spawning cycle. Predation from growing seal populations in Saanich Inlet, water temperature and salinity and the number of maple leaves falling into the stream can alter the level and timing of fish returns. “Early indicators are not

encouraging at this point, but the clock hasn’t run out yet,” McCully says. “But I am less inclined to think the fuel is having a significant impact.” Of the 42,000 litres of gasoline and 700 litres of diesel that gushed into Goldstream River on April 16, trace amounts remain. McCully said the ongoing monitoring program has measured “sub lethal” levels of fuel.

“Early indicators are not encouraging at this point, but the clock hasn’t run out yet.” –Peter McCully Goldstream hatchery biologist

“(Fuel) levels are below what is safe for drinking water, and below the minimum requirement for life,” he says. “There is a miniscule amount in the creek.” Spawning salmon are extremely sensitive to pollutants, but they already face a certain level of hydrocarbons flushed each year off the highway after the first heavy fall rain. The key test of the river’s health will be the return of thousands of chum salmon, which typically peaks mid-November. Last year the run collapsed after only 4,500 chum returned to

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Standing near the fish-counting weir, biologist Peter McCully isn’t seeing many returning salmon in Goldstream River. It isn’t clear if fuel dumped in the river in April is influencing lagging returns. the river. In 2009, 19,000 chum made their way to their spawning grounds and 32,000 swam up the river in 2008. “All the fish are a barometer of health, but the chum are the draw for visitors,” McCully says. “The big selling feature is the chum run.” Dan Claxton, the fisheries manager for the Tsawout First Nation, surveyed areas of the Saanich Inlet using sonar this week. Fish are out there, but it’s still early in the season. “There’s not enough water in Goldstream River with all these sunny days,” Claxton said. If we have a few good days of rain, they’ll head up the river. There’s the odd one going up now.” Tsawout and other First Nations will team up with the Department of Fisheries for a test seine fishery in Saanich Inlet next week. “We’ll get a better idea what’s around,” he said. “It’s too early to be concerned.”

Goldstream ecosystem cleanup continues Goldstream River is largely free of gasoline and diesel from April’s spill, but not without overturning a few rocks. First Nations members involved in the cleanup effort manually raked about 900 square meters of river in September to jostle fuel stuck under stones and gravel. Gasoline breaks down quickly when exposed to sun. “They got in there an moved rocks and raked gravel,” said Graham Knox, manager of the environmental emergency program with the Ministry of Environment. ”That freed up the hydrocarbons. It worked very well.” Environmental contractors working for Columbia Fuels are working on three remaining pockets of fuel near the river — one at the spill site on the highway, and two between the spill site and Finlayson Arm Road in Goldstream

park. Even six months later, the odour of gasoline wafts from one of the pockets. Knox suspects that at the time of the spill, fuel flowed into side channels and became trapped in depressions in the earth. Contractors are sinking wells to delineate the scope of the trapped fuel, and will use a system to suck hydrocarbons out of the soil. Knox said it’s difficult to know how exactly much fuel is in the ground, but it is above contamination standards. “We don’t believe it is a significant amount in the two areas,” he said. “The potential for the most is at the spill site.” The Columbia Fuels truck driver has been charged with impaired driving, but no charges have been filed for the actual fuel spill into the river. The Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada are still investigating, but won’t comment on potential charges.

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Colwood’s sewer quagmire nearing end Set of bylaws aim to simplify, reduce sewer taxes for most households Edward HIll News staff

Flushing the toilet in Colwood just got a whole lot cheaper. Colwood’s complicated, legally dubious and wildly mismanaged sewer taxation system could finally be smoothed out with a new set of bylaws passed Monday night. Five years in the making, the bylaws will simplify how Colwood homeowners are taxed for their sanitary sewer connection, and for the vast majority, will reduce their sewer tax bill. “This solves the issues of erratic, volatile taxes and the issues of complexity that lead to errors and lack of comprehension on how the system works,” said Michael Baxter, Colwood’s

city engineer and chief architect behind the new regulations. “It also reduces the costs to almost everyone involved, 97 per cent of owners will see a reduction in taxes.” The meat of the bylaws involve merging 56 local service areas (LSAs) to five LSAs, which simplifies administration and tax calculations for each property on the sewer system. Each sewer “phase” — or trunk line — has a collection of LSAs which pay down debt on the phase. Some homes are within five different LSAs, which can lead to complicated and often incorrect sewer tax bills. Under the new system, homes will be in one or two LSAs. Sewer taxes will also now be based on a parcel tax instead of assessed value of the property, meaning properties will pay sewer tax based on development potential of the land, which is set by the zoning. For large empty lots with capacity for hundreds or thousands of homes — such as the

Royal Bay lands — sewer taxes will go up. For most single family homes, taxes should go down. Baxter said the existing system led to bizarre scenarios where one household paid $2,000 in sewer taxes and their neighbour paid $20,000. In one case a townhouse was paying $2,000 per year. Some properties on sewers paid nothing at all. Under the new regulations, similar sized properties in the same area will pay the same burden of sewer taxes — in the hundreds of dollars as opposed to thousands. And as more homes hook to sewers, the more the overall debt is divided. The bylaws impact about 1,800 homes, townhomes and condos in Colwood. About 4,000 homes remain on septic. People looking to hook onto sewers will pay a flat $3,100 fee plus the cost to physically connect to a sewer trunk line. The fee will go into a fund to pay to increase the capacity of the system — increasing the size of the pipes — to help guarantee

that capacity exists for the group of developers who originally petitioned the City to build sanitary sewers. A few of those developers sued the City repeatedly over the years as Colwood tried and failed to fix sewer inequalities. In the past few years the City created a sewer advisory group of citizens, brought in provincial government help and negotiated with developers to end legal disputes. “It doesn't seem real to get to this point,” said Mayor Dave Saunders Monday night. “It’s not a done deal and the province has to sign off, but this is an exciting moment. My congratulations to staff and council.” Council supported the bylaws unanimously, although Couns. Brian Tucknott and Ernie Robertson were absent. Over the years, the City has spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees, while staff spent untold hours wrestling with getting sewer taxes under control. Former chief administrator Chris Pease, who brought Colwood’s

record-keeping out of the dark ages, regretted not solving the sewer problem before retiring last year. “It took three years to figure out the scope of the problem, the records were so bad,” Baxter said. “People in finance (at City Hall) did a great job unearthing what happened until we fully understood the financial situation. “It’s been years and years of detective work, negotiations and head scratching.” Colwood isn't completely out of the woods yet. Minister of Community Development Ida Chong needs to sign off on the bylaws. Baxter said the regulations will solve “80 to 90 per cent of sewer issues” — some homeowners have outstanding claims against Colwood for paying excess tax. And there’s no guarantee legal challenges won’t emerge from developers in the future. Colwood council hopes to finalize the bylaws at the Oct. 24 meeting.

Firefighters take the reins of large animal rescue VicPD arrests

suspected serial armed robber

Charla Huber News staff

If you need to calm a horse down quick, put a bra over its eyes and tampons in its ears. This is just one technique firefighters learned last weekend at the large animal rescue course in Metchosin. Volunteer firefighters learned to extract horses out of the mud, a fire or crash involving a horse trailer in the first livestock training exercise hosted in Metchosin. “We do get various calls involving large animals,” said Metchosin fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop. “I thought it would be very realistic to the area.” Firefighters didn’t strand animals in actual mud, but they did learn harnessing techniques to lead horses out of dangerous situations. Metchosin volunteers have gear, such as portable panels and gates, that can help control large animals in emergency situations, but Dunlop noted that

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Jennifer Woods, livestock handling specialist, demonstrates in Metchosin last weekend how a life jacket can be used to protect a horse's head while leading it out of danger. it’s best to have someone on scene familiar with whatever animal is in jeopardy, such as

a horse. “They can watch the horse’s breathing and ear positioning,” Dunlop said. “But the

flight response is different for each animal.”

Police have nailed the bad guy they think committed eight armed robberies around the region since September. Victoria police detectives arrested the 30-year-old Victoria man on Sunday and are recommending charges for eight robberies, some of which were caught on video and which showed a six foot white male between the ages of 20 and 30 in the act. The arrest is the culmination of a joint investigation by VicPD, Saanich Police and West Shore RCMP. Using a search warrant late Monday, police raided a home in the 3000-block of Washington Avenue where they seized various items that will help in the investigation and charges being laid. The suspect has been remanded into custody until next Monday, Oct. 24. The man is suspected in the armed robbery of Money Mart in Langford’s Millstream Village on Oct. 1, in what would have been his seventh holdup. The last suspected robbery Panago Pizza at 1108 Yates St. on Oct. 2.

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Driver to fight Firefighters want your digits charges related to fatal collision Charla Huber News staff

Edward Hill News staff

A woman accused of killing a motorcyclist on Canada Day in Langford will challenge the allegation that she was driving while impaired. Tracy Smith, 35, has pleaded not guilty dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death. She has chosen a trial by supreme court judge alone. Janarthan Mahenthiran, 47, died when an oncoming southbound Lexus crossed the line and hit his Yamaha FZ-1 head-on on the Trans-Canada Highway, just north of the Spencer interchange bridge. He died at the scene. In court last week, Smith’s lawyer Robert Jones said his client admits to being the operator and owner of the Lexus, and that Mahenthiran died at the scene due to the trauma of the collision. Jones will challenge the Crown’s allegation that Smith was impaired at the time of the incident and was driving erratically. Jones will also examine details surrounding how West Shore RCMP collected evidence of Smith’s alleged impairment. A date for a preliminary hearing has yet to be set. The Crown expects to call at least 15 witnesses over two days. Smith, of Victoria, has a history of abusing drugs and alcohol, and was released in July to VisionQuest addiction recovery centre in Surrey. Mahenthiran, an avid motorcyclist who worked in information technology, had only lived in Victoria for about a year before his death. His wife and family live in Toronto. On Canada Day, he opted to cruise up-Island alone on what was a bright, sunny day instead of with a large group ride planned for the afternoon. Motorcyclist Dave Adams of Cowichan Bay, who attends every hearing on this case at Western Communities Courthouse, was one of the first on the scene and gave first aid to Mahenthiran prior to emergency responders arriving. In July, Adams told the Gazette that Mahenthiran was still in his lane. “He hit her car right in the middle. She was in his lane, not just over the line.”


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After a friend suffered a nearly fatal bee sting last summer, Ron Aubrey is highlighting the need for proper signage when it comes to street addresses. Mo Pesant was working on Aubrey’s Metchosin property last July when he was stung by a bee and had to rush to find his EpiPen and antihistamines. He wasn’t able to inject his epinephrine before collapsing. Pesant was lying on the ground unconscious until Aubrey found him. Paramedics revived him on route to hospital. “By the time he got the Benedryl in him he passed out before he could take the EpiPen,” Aubrey said. While waiting for emergency responders, Aubrey was at the end of his driveway on Metchosin Road. He heard sirens coming and then they stopped. He was puzzled, but within a few moments the firefighters arrived. Firefighters told Aubrey the mapbook marked his address in a slightly different location. Aubrey worries that many people in Metchosin have poorly marked address signs, which could slow down emergency responders. Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said

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Former volunteer firefighter Ron Aubrey thought his large address sign and was visible enough for emergency crews to spot. But after a near fatal incident at his home Aubrey is making a second sign visible from both directions on Metchosin Road. with the bee sting incident, that wasn’t the case. “We were not delayed in getting there,” Dunlop said. “Sometimes we need to slow down to figure out where we are.” But Dunlop agrees with Aubrey that homeowners need to have their address numbers clearly displayed at the entrance to their driveway to help insure a quick response from emergency personnel. “Seconds count for both medical and fire calls,” Dunlop said. “The signs should be visible on both sides of the road so we can see it. If

it’s not reflective we can’t see it.” When 911 calls are dispatched, fire halls are sent a map of the area which is automatically printed out. In urban areas that can be a useful tool, but in Metchosin, blocks aren’t designated and Dunlop said the map is often nothing more than a long line symbolizing the road and a vaguely placed dot for the location. It’s common in Metchosin for two or three houses to share a driveway. Dunlop stressed the importance all house numbers being visible from the road.

“Sometimes we’ll drive and see 722 and then the next number we see is 726. What happened to 724?” Dunlop said. “It’s just a matter of us being able to find you.” MVFD also told Aubrey that his address sign faces north toward Colwood and is not visible for people travelling north on Metchosin Road. Aubrey built his large address sign before municipal borders shifted when Metchosin incorporated in 1984. “I thought I had taken the responsibility of a street light and a big sign,” said Aubrey a retired 20-year veteran of Colwood Fire Rescue and member of Colwood volunteer firefighters’ association. He also had a streetlight installed on his property to illuminate his sign if anyone needed to find it in the dark. He is in the process of having a second sign built for his driveway facing the other direction. “I think it’s important with a medical emergency for people to find the house,” Aubrey said. “The last thing we need is someone’s life on the line.” The MVFD is selling reflective address signs for $25 and will be installed by firefighters. For more information call MVFD at 250-478-1307.

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Seaspan awarded $8 billion federal shipbuilding contract Erin McCracken News staff

Cheers were the order of the day in Victoria and Esquimalt after the federal government announced it is awarding West Coast-based Seaspan Marine Corporation an $8-billion noncombat shipbuilding contract. The more lucrative $25-billion combat-vessel contract went to Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding. Quebec-based Davie shipyard came away with nothing. Seaspan, which owns Victoria and Vancouver Shipyards and the Vancouver Drydock, will build a non-combat naval fleet that includes Canadian Coast Guard ships, an icebreaker and joint-support navy ships. “You always hope for the biggest but this is nothing to sneeze at,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins. “It would have been nice to get the $25 billion but $8 billion is going to provide us with some stability at the (Victoria) shipyard.” She said the lucrative contract puts Esquimalt on the map, and the township’s industry and commercial sector are

open for business. Seaspan has said all along that the 20- to 30-year contract work would result in new and long-term jobs, and prompt capital infrastructure investment at the shipyards. The company plans to do most of the ship construction at its Vancouver yard beginning late 2012, while 15 to 20 per cent of the workload will fall to Victoria Shipyards. The contract “will be bringing good paying jobs to the region, jobs that go on and on,” said Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, adding it will represent a boon to Greater Victoria’s shipbuilding and marine industry, which nets more than $1 billion in economic spinoffs each year. “This is a contract that will continue giving for a long time and it’s very exciting.” Not since the Second World War has the federal government awarded shipbuilding packages of this magnitude. Together the contracts, which make up the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, are worth $33 billion. “While we felt we were more than capable of building the combat ships, we are honoured

to have been chosen to provide non-combat vessels for the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy and Coast Guard,” said Seaspan CEO Jonathan Whitworth. The work is a win for B.C. since it will inject billions of dollars into the economy and create an average of 4,000 jobs over the next eight years, according to Seaspan. “It tells us that Canada works, so B.C. can get to work,” Premier Christy Clark said at a meeting of the B.C. Liberal caucus, which erupted in cheers when the announcement was made from Ottawa. “Eight billion dollars spent on shipbuilding, on the suppliers, $8 billion spent throughout the economy, and not just British Columbia’s economy,” Clark said. “This represents a really positive sign for our budget. You won’t see it in the next six or eight months, but its impact is absolutely going to be felt.” The umbrella contract agreements will be assigned by end of the year, and following that individual ship construction contracts will be negotiated. —with files from Tom Fletcher.


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ith economic gloom casting shadows over so much of the world, it was good to have two sunny announcements in Greater Victoria this week. On Tuesday, the World Curling Federation announced the city will once again host the international men’s championship in 2013. The last time Victoria played host to this event was when Save-On Foods Memorial Centre had just opened its doors in 2005. More than 115,000 people attended matches during the competition, giving area businesses an estimated $20.4 million boost. The 2013 event promises to increase the international exposure of the city as the competition will be televised in all 12 countries that are participating. But the several orders of magnitude bigger news came the next day after the federal government unveiled the winners of its gargantuan shipbuilding sweepstakes. Victoria missed out on the astronomical $22 billion contract awarded to Halifax for new warships. But the selection of North Vancouverbased Seaspan for the $8 million civilian ship contract is no second-place booby prize. The company controls shipyards in Victoria and Vancouver and local workers — not to mention local businesses — will reap tremendous benefits from this long-term influx of capital. Among the ships that will be built and tested on the West Coast is the John G. Diefenbaker polar ice breaker, which will be as long as 140 metres. This impressive ship along with Arctic offshore patrol vessels, including four oceanographic science ships and three fisheries science vessels to built in a relatively open process. The Diefenbaker, budgeted at $720-million, will serve to inspire industry, the public and the scientific community and give B.C.’s economy a welcome shot in the arm.

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I see before I go to sleep (ensuring n any given day, have a it’s plugged in because there’s nothlook around — zombies are ing conceivably worse than heading everywhere. out to face the day with a No, it’s not Halloween dead phone) and the first quite yet, but have our thing I see when I wake cell phones and other up (fervently checking for mobile devices turned us new emails and “LOL”into mindless drones? filled text messages). During Thanksgiving Maybe it’s because in long weekend, I was waitthis era of immediacy, ing at the BC Ferries terwe are trained to feel we minal coming back from a always have to be in the trip to the Mainland. know: to know exactly Everywhere I looked, and where some20-somethings and Benjamin Yong when thing is happening, the younger were walking South Island scribe second it happens (try with their heads down, taking yourself off Facenarrowly avoiding midbook for a month and see how hallway collisions while fixated many missed birthday parties and on the glowing screens of their housewarmings ensue). iPhones, iPods, iPads and the occaIn the spirit of healthy experisional BlackBerry. mentation, I decided to see what According to a report from the life would be like for 48 hours with American-based Kaiser Family no personal cell phone or Internet Foundation last year, the increase in cell phone ownership for eight to access. 18-year-olds jumped from 39 to 66 per cent in five years. For MP3 play- Day one: ers and the like, it went from 18 per cent to 76 per cent. In the morning, my hand instincGoing hand-in-hand, Internet use tively reached for the turned-off is also on the rise — a Statistics iPhone on my desk at home before Canada survey says 80 per cent of leaving for work. Canadians aged 16 and older used I stopped myself, gave it one last the Internet for personal reasons longing look, and left. Luckily it was in 2009. Victoria had the honour an extraordinarily busy and long of being one of the Canadian cities day at work, and I didn’t have much with the highest use rates at 86 per of a chance to miss my cell. cent. The only visible symptoms were I am by no means innocent in a subconscious darting of my eyes the matter. I have, at one point or trying to locate the missing device, another, owned almost every modand restless fingers likely due to ern Apple product created. texting withdrawal. My iPhone 3GS is the last thing At home, things were slightly

easier. I was fortunate to have other distractions to take my mind off my phone, namely television. I wasn’t about to cut that out too — after all, I was curious, not crazy.

Day two: The only time my old habits kicked in during the morning was when I was about to look up a phone number on my cell that I needed to call. I realized without it, I wouldn’t be able to get a hold of anyone besides a handful of friends whose home numbers I memorized as a child. As the afternoon wore on at the office, there was a certain calm that fell over me. Knowing my phone was out of reach, I didn’t have the urge to constantly check it (during breaks, of course) for updates. I became more focused at work and was able to free my mind for more productive thoughts, like what to make for dinner. At night, I barely gave my iPhone a second thought and I even did a little light reading. The lesson I learned is that almost anyone — at least those that weren’t born in the Internet generation — should be capable of weaning themselves off these self-imposed shackles of modern society. Mere hours later, however, I breathed a quiet sigh of relief as I saw the silver apple logo flicker to life on the 3.5-inch touchscreen. —Benjamin Yong is a reporter with the Sooke News Mirror.

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Understanding and taking responsibility for our anger dumping of anger on another is blame. The inward holding of anger is often depression or resentment. Both these states can be damaging to our sense of ourselves and others in our relationships. Many people see anger as wrong, dangerous or destructive. However, looking closer, one can see it isn’t being or feelan someone learn to live Paul Beckow ing angry that creates problems. Problems with and manLet’s Talk emerge when we use age their anger? Of our anger in attempts course, they can. to control, blame or punish You’re already making a big another. step towards change when you Further, we can be furious or take responsibility for your out of control when we express anger, when you are on the our anger. Or we can be quilookout for it and aware of the trouble it can cause in your rela- etly logical and reasonable. It doesn’t matter. Attempts to tionship life. blame, control and punish, howFurthermore, you’re right, anger can produce real mischief ever grand or subtle, always leave their mark. in a relationship. Unchecked When we attempt to control, anger can bring fear, distance, we cross personal boundaries. protection, and resentment — We do harm to the other. We forces which ultimately make refer to this harm as “violence.” trust, openness and intimacy All violence comes from near impossible. the belief that other people’s Anger manifests itself in variactions are to blame for making ous ways. It can be projected us feel as we do and the other externally; it can be held or person deserves our judgment stored inwardly. The outward Dear Paul I’ve been married several times and I admit my anger has caused lots of trouble in my prior marriages. I love my wife, I’m committed to our marriage, and I want to know — can someone really change something like this? David


and censure. All of us have been taught to think this way. However, if you get quiet enough to inquire, you can see this simply isn’t true. So, here is the first point: Others do not cause our feelings. All feelings we experience are based upon our unique history and particular views of reality, the personal meanings and interpretations we bring to life. No one “makes” us happy or sad or angry. We do that. This is good news. Because when we view being upset as our responsibility we begin to take back our power to manage our inner state. We can see our feelings are caused not by another’s actions but by what we believe to be true about what is happening. This is our access to some power in the matter. You are responsible for your anger and its expression. This can be said to be true for everyone. Accepting this David is the beginning of mastery over anger. —Paul Beckow is an individual, marriage and family therapist on the West Shore. See

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LETTERS Have a voice this civic election Re: West Shore civic election candidates, News, Oct. 19, 2011. In the last three years with many letters to Goldstream Gazette, there have been quite a few ‘negative’ letters about the beautification projects or backyard burning in Langford. Well this is your opportunity to speak up and elect someone else that may share your interests. Although I have to admit that by looking at the list of current Langford candidates up for next election, only three new faces in this race, it appears to suggest that the silent majority of voters are very satisfied with the current status quo. I mean, how can Langford taxpayers not be? After all if we look over to our neighbour Colwood with their numerous controversial tax regimes or general issues in their municipality. Should it be a no surprise that there are eight new faces in Colwood’s race? An interesting observation to note is that the District of Highlands, our other neighbour could actually forego an election since there are no new faces in their race. Having said that, it could suggest that Langford is doing quite well on average?

Yes, it may be incorrect way of measuring each municipality’s success based on just letters to newspapers or that most people just don’t have the time to enter into politics and such. That’s a fair enough assessment to say least. Although you can’t deny that it is after all, just only an interesting observation. That’s all. Please ensure you get out to exercise your democracy right and vote in your municipal election. Michael Doerfler Langford

Time-of-use power billing on the way Re: BC Hydro smart meter fears aired at UBCM, Sept. 20, 2011. I have been following very closely the on going debate about BC Hydro and its smart meter introduction program. It certainly has been hard for citizens to get straight forward and honest answers out of BC Hydro about what is really driving this whole program. Throughout the debate BC Hydro continually denies that it has any timeline to bring in time-of-use pricing to force customers to pay more at peak times. Your article restated their claim.

The fact is BC Hydro does have a clear timeline to bring in time-of-use billing. They spelled it out clearly in their “Smart Metering and Infrastructure Program Business Plan,” which was submitted to the BC Utilities Commission in late December 2010. Based on this business plan schedule work had already started on the time-of-use rate design in November 2010 and they plan to submit their rate application to the BCUC by Dec. 26, 2011. Letters continued on Page A10

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All necessary work for the implementation is to be completed by March 31, 2012 and be ready for time based rates on July 1, 2012. It is certainly no surprise why people don’t trust what BC Hydro is saying about why smart meters are being introduced. It is the HST all over again, say one thing and do the complete opposite. Jim Lloyd Colwood

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Re: Too many problems with smart meters, Letters, Oct. 19, 2011. In the verbiage about smart meters there are some new scientific discoveries of great value. Sharon Noble says that electricity prices rise following installation of smart meters. That makes science so much simpler — no need to spend time checking for alternative explanations such as the rise in price of most energy sources. Others on the West Shore have discovered a form of radio waves that do not diminish in strength with distance. That’s good news — I eagerly anticipate faraway radio stations changing to them so I can hear my favourite music. But I hope that revision to the laws of physics won’t apply to sound waves, as the noise from everywhere might prevent sleep.

Perhaps those discoveries fall into the new category of “post-normal science,” which is based on emotions instead of the facts of reality. There are issues of cost-effectiveness and privacy worth some discussion, but they’ll also be discarded in reaction to the irrationality of the complainers, whose behaviour is obsessive-compulsive. Keith Sketchley Saanich

Watch where your charity money is spent The holidays are around the corner, and with the festivities comes the time of year that people are taking charity and the less fortunate into consideration. Many people question the wages of CEOs and directors in charge of charity organizations. It’s a real eye opener for those of us who donate to really be aware of what some charitable executives are taking home. In some cases, more than a $1 million per year. A list should be published each year showing charitable organization CEO salaries. This would show everyone who donates where their money is going, and what percentage is going to the boss. People like to have a choice. Our donations are not given to help with well-paying jobs, they are to assist those in need. After all, these are charity organizations. Think about this before you donate. Investigate. We do not want to

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Balanced coverage of vigil appreciated Re: Group vows 40-day vigil at women’s clinic, News, Sept. 30, 2011. Thank you for your balanced coverage of our 40 Days for Life vigil outside the Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic. You devoted almost exactly half the space in the story to our vigil and half to the views of those who support the unrestricted abortion of unborn babies. It is because I know Black Press and its devotion to balanced reporting that I am so confident that when you report on the Rock for Reproductive Justice event planned by our opponents on Oct. 22, you will give 50 per cent of the coverage to our comments. Steve Weatherbe Victoria

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it allows Victoria to now get on with the business of moving forward with some understanding of what the future is,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins. “The RCMP best met the (request-for-proposal) criteria and the scope of work, which is why they ended up being our preferred proponent.” The announcement came after Esquimalt’s policing and law enforcement advisory panel reached an impasse that could not be resolved without making its policing choice known. It’s unfortunate, said Desjardins, that Esquimalt’s choice had to be announced before the solicitor general could consider the proposal. “My utmost concern is for how this unfortunately had to roll out to the (police) rank and file, and I did not want that to happen,” she said. “But clearly things were spiralling out of control in the media, such that somebody needed to put some clarity toward it.” Esquimalt’s stalemate arose when the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General asked the advisory panel to flesh out a report detailing its preferred choice, which the township submitted at the end of June. The ministry asked for more information on human resources, labour relations, financial and contractual issues, among other items. But to answer those questions, the panel needed to go back to the RCMP for more information, but couldn’t out of concern the proponents would learn which had been chosen ahead of the ministry’s decision. “We wanted to make sure that the proponents both heard about (our choice) outside the media, as well as the solicitor general,” Desjardins said. That process can now continue. “It allows us to work with the RCMP and if there’s information that we need to get from VicPD as well ... we can do that in an open way,” Desjardins said. Residents still won’t learn why the RCMP was chosen over VicPD. “I know residents will have a number of questions as to why,” Desjardins said, adding that those details cannot be released because the request-for-proposals had a clause promising confidentiality to the bidders. In response, Victoria mayor and chair of the Victoria Police Board Dean Fortin hopes Solicitor General Shirley Bond will step in and start a dialogue about regionalized policing for Greater Victoria. “Now is the time that we really look for the provincial government for leadership,” Fortin said. “So we’re hoping that the solicitor general will take a look, get involved and actively give a level of policing that the good citizens, I think, in Greater Victoria want to see and happen. “We’ve all generally agreed that the best policing would be an integrated model, a model of regionalization, and we see this decision as a step backwards,” Fortin said, but declined to elaborate on what that model would involve. “We need to look forward on looking at regionalization ... Bad guys don’t know borders.” Given Esquimalt’s preference for the RCMP, Desjardins acknowledged the tension the decision may create at the police board level. Still, she remains optimistic now that the ministry has ordered a review to address governance, financing and dispute resolution issues that have plagued Esquimalt and Victoria since their policing was amalgamated in 2003. The review, conducted by Jean Greatbatch, a human resources specialist, is expected to begin in the coming days, and recommendations are to be submitted to the ministry’s police services division by Jan. 30. The review comes at a critical time as police budget discussions are expected to begin soon. Esquimalt refused to pay the full balance of its annual policing bill earlier this year.

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Theatre staging drives social change: author UVic instructor studied audiences’ reactions Tim Collins News contributor

Will Weigler teaches a first year applied theatre course at the University of Victoria. It’s a good job for someone who has spent years as a director, producer, playwright and actor. His true passion, however, is community theatre. He believes that this form of “applied theatre” can be an important driving force for community development, education and social change. “Effective plays can be a massive engine for social change,” Weigler says. “In the end, you can take away a person’s home, their job, even their lives … you can take away almost everything. But you can never

take away their story.” Weigler surveyed and compiled thousands of accounts from theatre goers, critics and others in the industry to discover the patterns in composition and staging that led to those “aha!” moments in theatre. “It was amazing,” Will says, “I reviewed the experiences of theatre lovers and critics all over the world and found that the same patterns kept emerging.” Through a method he calls “grounded theory” Weigler says that he discovered the common factors that lead to those periods of esthetic arrest when a theatre audience sets aside its preconceived notions. It’s at that point the audience is open to a new encounter with the subject matter and the development of new ideas and viewpoints. It’s an important accomplishment for groups who may suffer from societal prejudices. The path to achieving

University of Victoria instructor Will Weigler writes in his new book Strategies for Playbuilding that theatre can be a vehicle for social change. Tim Collins photo

those moments of epiphany is the basis for Weigler’s book Strategies for Playbuilding: Helping Groups Translate Issues into Theatre. In

the book he draws upon his research to detail what he says are five key categories in staging, each with six to ten variations. It’s a blue-

print and a new vocabulary for playwrights to allow them to most effectively achieve powerful and meaningful productions. “It’s a unifying thread; a powerful method for a community to voice their experiences and through that voice to effect social change,” Weigler says. “We all filter our experience through a veil of preconceived ideas. Proper stages tears away that veil and allows for the audience to have a fresh encounter with the subject matter.” It’s also a method that allows for all members of a group to share in the creative process. It allows for their voice to emerge in the final work and encourages

cross cultural and intergenerational co-operation in the development of the play. “In the end, by using this new vocabulary and by focusing on the five key categories of staging, groups can speak the same language and share their experience and viewpoints to create a more effective message.” This isn’t a new passion for Weigler. In the late 1980s he founded a youth theatre company called the Young Actor’s Forum. His aim was to bring together youth from different cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds to perform plays about their lives and perspectives. The forum is no longer running. “I wrote Strategies for Playbuilding primarily in response to people who saw our (Youth Actor’s Forum) productions and encouraged me to write about our collective process,” Weigler says.

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about town Restore Swan Lake wetland & plant a forest Fall planting is under way with two projects at the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Sponsored by the Evergreen Foundation of Canada, reforestation and wetland restoration projects began yesterday and volunteers are needed. Work parties to complete site preparation and planting are scheduled: Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Oct. 24, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon; Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 7, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools will be provided and Site Manager June Pretzer will offer the “how-to.” Meet at the Nature House at least 10 minutes before start time. Organizers would appreciate an email confirming participation at or by phone at 250-479-0211.






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Be a Halloween Tour-ist Learn about Ross Bay Cemetery’s ghosts, including one-time landowner Isabella Ross and David Fee, who was murdered one Christmas Eve, during the annual Old Cemeteries Society Ghost Tour from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. For details, call 250-598-8870. For 17 years, the Old Cemeteries Society has also hosted Ghost Bus-tours, two-hour coach tours past Victoria’s most haunted places, taking a different route each year. Join the fun Oct. 22, 28, 29 and 30, with tickets available from Tourism Victoria at 250-953-2033. At St. Ann’s Academy, a former convent school, explore Voices from the Past – life, death and unexplained phenomena at this 153-year-old historic site – Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 6 and 8 p.m. Call 250-953-8828 for information. Local historian John Adams presents his popular Ghostly Walks year-round,


but the Halloween tours are especially popular, exploring the haunted alleys and courtyards of downtown Victoria. During the Halloween period, Oct. 21 to 31, tours leave from the lobby of the Bedford Regency Hotel at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. No reservations are needed, but call 250-384-6698 or check for details.

Halloween Night in the Museums Craigdarroch Castle marks the season with Giggling Iguana’s presentation of the Edgar Allen Poe classic, The Fall of the House of Usher on selected evenings through Oct. 31. Visit www. for details. Poe is the subject as well for Urban Arts Productions’ presentation of Nevermore, a bold, haunting musical, staged in the original Supreme Courtroom of B.C., on the third floor of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. “With hauntingly beautiful melodies, Nevermore breathes new life into Poe’s work and explores a twisted true-life tale as bizarre as his classic stories of the macabre. It is a montage, a whirlwind, a dream, a life and a nightmare all in one.” Nevermore runs Oct. 27 to 29 and Nov. 3 to 5, with a special midnight performance on Oct. 29. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the 8 p.m. performance. Limited reserved advanced tickets are available online at Also this month is the museum’s popular Ghost Tours, including chilling tales of ghostly sightings and sounds at the museum. Be may even catch a glimpse of the famous “Hanging Judge” who it’s said still wanders the third floor. Admission is $13 per person for the 6 p.m. tours. Ghost Tours run Oct. 20 to 23 and Oct. 27 to 30. Take the search for spectres further with two Ghost Hunts. Open to skeptics and believers alike, search for what really wanders the halls of the old Courthouse past midnight. Dawn Kirkham, clairvoyant medium and member of PARAVI, Victoria’s Paranormal Research Society, will facilitate the ghostly investigation in which participants will use investigative devices to seek out the unknown. The investigation runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 5. Cost is $55 per person and includes light refreshments. Reserve a spot for either event at 250-385-4222, ext. 113.

Out and About Halloween will bring out the spooky side of the otherwise quaint Oak Bay Village, when Pumpkin Art, “North America’s largest intricately carved pumpkin display”, comes to town. The back of the Oak Bay Municipal Hall Cont. on next page • A19

GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, October 21, 2011  Cont. from previous page field of Horror, the Crazy Train, Madame Isabella’s Seance, and will be transformed as hundreds of the PG13 Carnevil – enter if you pumpkins carved by pumpkin artdare. For details, visit online at ist John Vickers are displayed, Oct. 28 to 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. From On the Saanich Peninsula, the spooky to the amusing to the visit the Enchanted Halloween thought-provoking, popular disat Heritage Acres, Oct. 28 and plays such as the royal family, car29 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 30 toon characters and local personfrom noon to 5 p.m. alities will be joined by two dozen For three days, Heritage Acres new pumpkins carved for the Oak will transform into a HallowBay unveiling. Admission is by doeen wonderland with glowing, nation with proceeds supporting Enchanted Halloween’s Day of handcrafted lanterns, pumpkins Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. and spooky décor, the perfect In Saanich, Galey Farms cel- the Dead display. ebrates the return of Pumpkinfest, with live entertain- backdrop for costumed performers, live music, interment, face painting, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train active crafts and artistic installations. Co-produced rides, corn maze, petting farm, children’s haunted by Intrepid Theatre and Shine*ola Communications, house and more, Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. this fundraiser for Intrepid Theatre is brimming with enough festive fun to make it a treat for all ages. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10/children; $15/adult; $40/family When the sun sets, the cornfield turns ghoulish with the Festival of Fear, nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. pass, in advance from or 250-590through Halloween. Thrill to the chills of the Corn- 6291. For details, visit

not for profit Oct. 22 & 23 – Victoria Genealogical Society workshops Ancestry Search Strategy, with Gerry Poulton. 10 a.m. to noon, 947 Alston St. Members $10; nonmembers $15. Register at 250-360-2808. FMI: www. Oct. 27 – Baubles & Bling, an Octa Collective fundraiser at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, 4 to 7:30

p.m., to raise funds for the artsREACH program. The jewellery and accessories show and sale will feature 10 jewellery artists/designers and two accessories vendors who will donate up to 50 per cent of the purchase price of products sold at the event. Tickets are $20 incl. refreshments and door prize opportunities. FMI/ tickets: 778-678-6282. Oct. 27 – Victoria, Crown

Jewel of British Columbia, with author Susan Mayse, a fourth-generation Vancouver Islander, exploring the development of the Victoria region through her recent book. 7:30 p.m. at the James Bay New Horizons Centre. All welcome. FMI: Oct. 28 – Job Search Strategies for Mature Workers (age 45+), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada

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hen Victoria’s Christina Hilborne tells people she uses recycled elements in her modern furniture designs, she often gets a mixed reaction as people struggle to reconcile the idea of combining repurposed materials with modern, contemporary design. After 15 years of creating one-of-akind furniture pieces, and explaining how well these elements work together, Hilborne is launching her first furniture collection to showcase the point. “When people think of furniture that has a ‘recycled’ or a ‘sustainable’ aspect I have found they envision pieces that focus on the recycling aspect first and the design second. This collection shows that incorporating repurposed aspects, such as legs, can make for a wonderfully modern, contemporary piece,” says Hilborne, who has a studio on Bridge Street. Each piece in the Urban Chic collection will be reproduced in limited numbers using repurposed and environmentally friendly materials. The pieces are created from Kirei Board, made from reclaimed sorghum straw and non-toxic adhesives. Furniture

legs, which Christina collects continuously, are reshaped and refinished, creating an integral design element. Pieces are hand-assembled, hand-sanded, hand-finished and signed. Architects, designers and builders integrating the Urban Chic collection into their projects can earn credits toward LEED certification for their projects. Learn more at

Solar Saturday comes to Camosun Camosun College is hosting a free, day-long exposition of solar and other renewable energy sources this Saturday, Oct. 22. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Interurban Campus, the event will feature solar panels in action and the opportunity to talk to the experts. For information call 250-370-3550 or to pre-register online, visit

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A B.C. Liberal MLA has joined opposition calls for an overhaul of services to developmentally disabled people, as the provincial agency responsible struggles with a growing and aging caseload. NDP MLAs called in the legislature Monday for an outside review of Community Living B.C., the agency responsible for developmentally disabled people once they are adults. B.C. Liberal MLA Randy Hawes rejected the NDP motion as “too simplistic,” but said his constituents need more help than they are getting. “There are people who have looked after their kids forever, and they’re aging out,” Hawes told reporters after an emotional debate in the legislature. “They’re 80 years old with 50- and 60-yearold children who need to have some service, and we never knew they existed.” The board of directors of Community Living B.C. fired CEO Rick Mowles on Friday, after a series of controversies including the announced closure of a work program for developmentally disabled people at a recycling facility in Maple Ridge. CLBC has been phasing out some group homes as facilities and residents have aged, moving to home-share arrangements with contracted caregivers. During legislature debate, Hawes described one family whose developmentally disabled son grew to more than six feet tall and became violent as he reached his 20s. He was put in a home-share but that lasted only two weeks. “It was a fight, a real hard fight, to find a space for him,” Hawes said. “Definitely, he has to be in a group home.” Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux was appointed social development minister in September, replacing Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Harry Bloy in the ministry responsible for CLBC. Cadieux said Monday she supports the CLBC board’s decision to make changes, and she does not agree with the NDP’s demand for an outside review of the agency’s operation. “That’s my job as minister, to dig in and see what’s going on,” Cadieux said. “I’m doing that.” In question period, NDP MLAs continued to hammer the government over the closure of 65 group homes and the growing wait list for CLBC services. Developmentally disabled children receive support from the Ministry of Children and Families until they turn 19, and then must apply to CLBC. Hawes described one constituent, a man in his 70s with a developmentally disabled son in his 50s. His wife now suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and the man told Hawes his three days of respite care are no longer enough.

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said Swiatlowski, the team captain. take with them – the Island and provincial of an eye. “The changes he’s made over “We’re pretty happy with the to fact we’ve titles and anything else they can win alongperiod “I like think it has to do a short of time are quite Though high performance beaten every triple-A team ranked in the top and trainthe way. normally have to with my physiology amazing. Hopefully competathletes 10 that we’ve played, the top double-A Seniors Alex Swiating, which chiropractic (mediAm Games will plus choose between following a“We’reing at the Pan ranked Langley Christian lowski, RyanorMarcelcine) is(twice).” all about – (executing) of team, what he is career path pursuing athletic give him a taste keeping our eyes of andThe Barbers started October by winning posture, lus and Nick Stefaproper positioning, capable encourage him ambitions, Saanich chiropraca 40-team tournament hosted by University and lifting nakis have played muscle techniques, to continue on his development tor Derek Vinge is proving the on provincials, wereVinge theresaid. to with Grade 11 rule. stuweights,” pathway.” of B.C. Plenty of CIS scouts exception to the but game in Most and of Canada’s see the 6-foot-6 height of Swiatlowksi, one of dents Wong, For the highly-competitive Pan Am Vinge,Elion 28, is the oldest rookie Barbers to play formaking a university Leon Young, Lars22-member Vinge, the Panlocal Am competition, as they learned during a team is stillmany competing forlikely a on Rowing Canada’s game out we’re league game against Claremont earlier this next year. finished Bornemann andGames, Games is the final accomplishuniversity or recently team at the Pan Am onat the season. Comingtakes up, years Oak Bay ment will host AAA Matt since on a the list of rowing goals. one, as it usually whichHampton, run through Oct.working 30 in “Claremont has talent and they can play, Islands on Nov. 18 and 19, a“Now tournament the they were brought it’s a completely new Rowing Canada Guadalajara, Mexico. specifics.”to gain full-time but we played an error-free set, winning Barbers are favoured to win easily. together at Oak list. The Olympics is pretty athlete status. But it hasn’t “It’s a long wayBay from the – Alex Swiatlowski 25-1,”but Swiatlowski said. Until then, coach has High four years ago. I did (for exciting, and it’sthe on there, been years for Vinge — in fact, Al Carmichael learn-to-row lessons “I guess we got distracted and in the secworking on he the little things, SwiatAsmonth) juniors,nine the years groupago,” won an Island and for me it’s such a long shot.” it was only team one year ago that one ond set, we still won 25-15, but we made lowski at said. provincial But,inas afirst triple-A Among the rowers in Mexico made waves the Victoria Vinge said.championship. He will sit second 14Langerunforced errors. Eliminating errors has “We’re keeping our eyes senior team, they defeated City by G.P. withon areprovincials, UVic Vikes’ Kai Rowing Club. the lightweight four were with Travis been a big difference this year.” but game and game out we’re working Vanier in last year’s feld in the men’son (heavyweight) November 2010,in just three King (Grimsby, Ont.) Island at bow,finals andInwere It’s not thehe specifics, like our passing andeight, attacks.” knocked out of Catharines, the provincials by Earl Mar- after four and Joshua Morris in that the Barbers need a perfect months first showed Eric Woelfl (St. Ont.) league record to accomplish what they Thecaught Barbers can’t afford look past riot (Surrey). thetomen’s eighttheir and Eric Bevan up to row, Vinge the at third and Terence McKall in the men’s double. attention of Rowing Canada by (Edmonton, Alta.) at stern.


Captain Alex Swiatlowski and the Oak Bay Barbers are the top-ranked senior boys volleyball team in the province. Don Denton/News staff

want. They’ve just been playing as a group Derek Vinge is for so long, they’ve become accustomed to a 28-year-old pushing for more. Some of the guys have chiropractor been together since Grade 8 at Lansdowne who only middle school, said Barbers’ assistant recently joined coach Rick Wutzke, who coached that team the Victoria City to a city and provincial championship. Rowing Club, “Then they came to Oak Bay and got and is now coach Carmichael, who is such a great representing coach and builds on that success.” Canada at the Pan Am Games. Don Denton/News staff

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1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000

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5024 Cordova Bay, $999,900 pg. 2

pg. 46

109-3206 Alder St, $269,900 pg. 25

5-881 Nicholson, $585,000

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4015 Haro Rd, $849,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

pg. 25

23-901 Kentwood, $468,000 pg. 23

1627 Hybury, $659,900 pg. 47

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3270 Winston, $545,000

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3-4771 Cordova Bay, $849,900

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4190 Kashtan Plc., $539,900

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4961 Thunderbird Pl, $762,900

297 Gull Rd., $539,900

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

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4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

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5348 Sayward Hill, $999,900 pg. 47

pg. 10

1955 Grandview, $640,000

4021 Blackberry, $524,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

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4180 Keewatin Plc., $469,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis 250-479-3333

462 Sturdee St, $629,000

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4446 Tyndall, $629,900

645 Lampson St., $519,900

Saturday 2:00-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

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20-934 Boulderwood

502 Gore, $399,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Troy Petersen 250-479-3333

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Saturday 1-3:30 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

1064 Colville, $479,900

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

pg. 25

4536 Rithwood, $765,000

1405 Esquimalt Rd, $199,500

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

308 Palmer, $824,900

2277 Central, $599,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Mike Ryan, 250-477-1100

pg. 14

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Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

2080 Pauls Terr, $779,000

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

17 Jedburgh, $487,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301

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

pg. 23

357 Kinver St, $589,900

16-1498 Admirals Rd, $88,000

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422

304-1593 Begbie St., $299,900

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

pg. 23

4386 Elnido Cres., $594,900

934 Craigflower, $449,000

pg. 6

152 Levista, $619,900

1356 McNair

Sunday 2:30-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 9

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

306-120 Douglas St, $439,000

pg. 6

pg. 46

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

1940 Woodley, $949,000

876 Craigflower, $529,900

10 Helmcken Rd

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808 pg. 20

pg. 23

942 Reeve Pl, $399,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Roger Jones 250 361-9838

203 Kimta Rd. #635, $529,000

208-11 Cooperage, $498,000

pg. 21

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

pg. 12

1971 Neil St, $549,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd. Tony Zarsadias, 250-382-6636

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

940 Empress Ave., $435,000

pg. 12

Sunday 2:00-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

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

1033 Wychbury, $449,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

924B Richmond, $475,000 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

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

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

304-1518 Pandora, $269,900

pg. 42

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

2184 Windsor Rd., $649,000

1637 Pembroke St, $519,500

pg. 9

pg. 14

pg. 21

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

770 Linkleas, $619,900

Saturday 1-2 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 7

74-950 Parklands, $375,000

303-1400 Newport, $259,000

307-797 Tyee Rd., $308,900

pg. 18

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gordon Tews 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 21

2487 Eastdowne, $749,500

pg. 26

pg. 17

105-1505 Church, $249,000

1035 Sutlej

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

519 William St

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

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

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

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000

101-1151 Rockland, $245,900 pg. 46

pg. 1

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

pg. 20

2657 Cedar Hill Rd, $540,000

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

205-1593 Begbie, $249,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

126-75 Songhees, $979,000

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

pg. 18

301-920 Park, $399,500 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

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

1-1144 View, $419,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey 250-592-4422

2213 Windsor Rd, $869,000

309-330 Waterfront, $559,000

3238 Harriet

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

1069 Joan Cres, $1,295,000

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 14

208-1201 Hillside

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Laidlaw 250 474-4800

541 Burnside, $399,900

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

pg. 6

2-444 Michigan, $459,000

1619 Oakland, $448,800

Saturday 2-4 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

103-1801 Fern St, $285,000

301-2757 Quadra, $169,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 1-800-480-6788

pg. 12

Saturday 12-1:30 Burr Properties Ltd. Chris Gill, 250-382-6636 pg. 17

pg. 10

302-105 Gorge Rd E, $299,000

510-1630 Quadra St, $219,900

2532 Asquith St.

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar 250 384-8124

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

114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark Meichsner, 250-661-3079

pg. 17

604-75 Songhees, $725,000

1465 Bay St., $414,900

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

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

1023 Deal St, $819,000

3152 Carroll, $539,800

402-1000 Mcclure, $244,900

101-68 Songhees Rd, $390,000

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

519 Cornwall

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the October 20-26 edition of

302 & 303-932 Johnson St

1652 Cyril Close, $729,000 • A27 OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY

Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Lilian Andersen, 250-213-3710

pg. 6

219-1009 McKenzie, $199,500 pg. 45

Sunday 2-3:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 18

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NEWS GAZETTE week beginning October 20, 2011 Page 41

This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit Find more details on the Open Houses below in the October 20 - 26 edition of

33-5110 Cordova Bay

4060 Granville, $1,325,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Nicole Goeujon, 250-686-0078

Sunday 1-3:30 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

4520 Rithetwood, $799,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 27

pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Walters 250 477-5353

pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

4123 Ambassy, $519,000

pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 9

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton,250-477-5353

504-642 Agnes, $345,000 6566 Rey Rd, $579,900 pg. 48

354 Gorge Rd W, $629,000 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Steve Blumberg, 250-360-6069

pg. 27

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

pg. 44

140 Kamloops, $514,900

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

pg. 43

3131 Esson Rd., $449,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 45

88 Sims

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

pg. 27

519 Judah, $419,900 Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 27

309-494 Marsett Pl, $319,900 Saturday 11-12:30 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

pg. 30

pg. 29

pg. 27

pg. 6

pg. 27

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

pg. 28

pg. 44

pg. 28

pg. 28

pg. 30

pg. 27

4965 Prospect Lake Rd, $599,000

pg. 30

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate 250 383-7100

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

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

pg. 31

pg. 29

pg. 28

pg. 31

pg. 28

pg. 28

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pg. 48

pg. 18

pg. 1

pg. 44

pg. 12

pg. 33

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

pg. 18

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Todd Mahovlich 250 893-6618

pg. 5

pg. 35

Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-744-3301

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

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

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

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

pg. 28

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

pg. 36

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

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301

pg. 36

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

pg. 30

pg. 46

pg. 31

pg. 13

pg. 31

pg. 36

105-945 Bear Mountain, $499,900 pg. 12

2190 Longspur Dr, $617,700 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sarah Appelman, 250-580-0626

pg. 31

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 10

16-2210 Sooke Rd, $359,900 pg. 35

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

pg. 44

405-2823 Jacklin Rd, $304,900 pg. 35

Sunday 2-4 Kahl Realty Justine Connor, 250-391-8484

Saturday 2-3:30 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Pearce, 250-382-6636

pg. 36

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Chuck Meagher 250 477-1100

2434 Sunriver Way, $379,900 pg. 11

Sunday 1-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jan Dickson, 250-418-5805

pg. 36

2488 Valleyview, $439,900

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

Sunday 12-2 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

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

pg. 44

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre pg. 34

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Lilian Andersen, 250-213-3710

pg. 46

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

Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

pg. 37

pg. 34

3445 Karger, $550,000

1019 Skylar Circle pg. 35

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

1013 Isabell Ave, $419,900 pg. 33

3067 Alouette

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

pg. 35

2116 Sooke Rd, $484,900

3365 St. Troy Plc., $464,900 Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

892 Wild Ridge, $424,900

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900

723 Windover Trc., $869,000 Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 33

1201 Millstream

453 Atkins Rd., $579,000 pg. 35

662 Goldstream, $249,900 pg. 47

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-5333

pg. 34

608 Fairway Ave

736 Tiswilde, $448,500 pg. 28

202-3226 Jacklin Rd, $333,900

2935 Carol Ann Pl, $489,000 pg. 35

549 Delora, $619,900 pg. 29

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

pg. 46

pg. 35

3463 Yorkshire Pl, $575,000 pg. 44

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Julia Abraham, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2:00-4:00 Re/Max Camosun Frank Rudge, 250-744-3301

103-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900 pg. 36

1217 Parkdale Creek Gdns pg. 30

pg. 34

224 Seafield, $479,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey 250-592-4422

207-2695 Deville, $339,000

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

3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900

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

563 Brant Pl., $640,000

201-9942 Third St, $535,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-478-9600

3067 Alouette

10045 Siddall, $537,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott 250 744-3301

pg. 36

3434 Mary Anne, $679,900

11-7401 Central Saanich, $169,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Darryl Roth, 250-478-9600

pg. 34

2535 Legacy Ridge, $489,000 pg. 31

3035 Arado Court, $610,000

3714 Ridge Pond Dr, $639,000

31-2560 Wilcox

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

pg. 14

408-3226 Jacklin $284,900

969 Glen Willow, $509,000

8004 Galbraith Cres, $524,900 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Gray Rothnie, 250-744-7034

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

122-2733 Peatt Rd, $374,900

3910 Metchosin, $1,084,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

101-2326 Harbour, $377,000

pg. 28

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-4828

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

2324 Hoylake Cres, $434,000

7231 Peden Ln

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

1821 Doney, $649,000 Sunday 12-2 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

Thursday 4-6 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

202-2311 Mills, $299,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Carole Bawlf 250-656-0131

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

Sunday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

215-10110 Fifth St., $204,500

4175 Prospect Lake, $619,900

pg. 30

pg. 6

Saturday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

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

112-2920 Phipps Rd, $374,500

2150 Lannon, $539,900

2008 Frost Ave., $599,000 pg. 27

pg. 28

7180 Hagan

2577 Heron Way, $185,000

Saturday 12:00-1:30 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

Saturday 2:00-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Ed Sing 250-744-3301

pg. 46

SL8-3095 Cliffs Rd, $349,000

1616 Millstream, $799,900

26A-2070 Amelia, $289,900

9591 Epco, $479,000

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

pg. 6

8550 Ebor, $629,000

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

pg. 30

pg. 27

2116 Skylark, $509,000

6766 Greig, $619,900

746 Gorge Rd W, $565,000

Saturday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535

pg. 30

7628 Sigmar, $459,000

pg. 26

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

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

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

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

2740 Sooke, $369,900

3067 Alouette

7718 Grieve Cres

6-2146 Malaview, $334,000

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

2931 Earl Grey St, $499,900

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

32 Lurline, $329,900

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

pg. 28

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $295,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

536 Crossandra, $349,900 Saturday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

Thursday 4-6 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

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

Saturday 2-4 Kahl Realty Justine Connor, 250-391-8484

994 Dunford

4-2235 Harbour Rd., $499,900

7227 Peden Ln

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

225-3225 Eldon Pl

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

pg. 30

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

Saturday& Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van der Vlugt 250-477-7291

1286 Knute Way, $495,000

9485 Eastbrook, $455,000

80-7701 Central Saanich, $149,900

890 Snowdrop, $439,934 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

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

pg. 28

1616 Mayne View, $749,900

231-2245 James White, $243,900

Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

3355 Painter, $524,900

8704 Pender Park Dr, $574,900

304-3180 Albina, $222,000 pg. 24

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

2433 Whidby Lane, $585,000

4168 Clinton Pl., $649,000

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Tony Zarsadias, 250-382-6636

23-2560 Wilcox Terr, $349,000

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

2310 Weiler Ave., $499,000

4491 Abraham Court

4731 Carloss Pl, $699,900

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Mary Beaumont 250 889-2233

6778 Central Saanich, $515,000

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

pg. 34

3686 Wild Country, $624,000 pg. 34

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

2493 Boompond, $584,900 pg. 36

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

pg. 9 •• A29 A29

GOLDSTREAM NEWS NEWS GAZETTE GAZETTE -- Friday, Friday, October October21, 21,2011 2011  GOLDSTREAM

Sheriffs arrest mayoral candidate Kyle Slavin News staff

Saanich mayoral candidate David Shebib was arrested Monday by the B.C. Sheriffs Services officers at his West Saanich Road home. A judge issued a warrant for Shebib’s arrest after he failed to appear in provincial court earlier this month. Shebib is fighting a $100 ticket he received from Capital Regional District bylaw officers in August 2010 for “improper use of wash down” at Hartland Landfill. “There’s a facility up there (at Hartland) — it’s a wheel wash for people to wash dust and mud off their wheels. It’s not meant for cleaning out the debris in the box of your

pickup,” said Don Brown, the CRD’s chief bylaw enforcement officer. “He didn’t pay the ticket and we had to take him to small claims court (in May).” A judge gave Shebib a deadline to pay the ticket. When he failed to pay, a summons was issued for a hearing on Oct. 3. Shebib last week announced he is running for mayor of both Saanich and Victoria in the November municipal election, campaigning for a “new one-world government.” Shebib was arrested at 5090 West Saanich Rd., his home and the location of his Garbage Guru free store. The business is also creating issues for Saanich police and bylaw officers who say they’ve been work-

ing with Shebib to avoid court. “We’ve been dealing with issues on the property for over a year. We’ve been working to try and gain Mr. Shebib’s voluntary compliance, and I guess Mr. Shebib has his own agenda,” said Saanich’s senior bylaw officer Doug Roberts. The recycled “treasures” and trash strewn about the property could contravene the unsightly premise bylaw. “He’s also running his free store on the property, and it’s not zoned for a store,” Roberts said. Shebib appeared before a judge Monday afternoon and was released on condition he attend his nextscheduled default hearing on Jan. 10, 2012.

BC Hydro CEO quits Tom Fletcher Black Press

Seventeen months after moving from the Vancouver Olympics to CEO of BC Hydro, Dave Cobb is leaving the utility at the end of November. BC Hydro chairman Dan Doyle announced Cobb’s departure Wednesday. Cobb is leaving to take a senior management position at the Jim Pattison Group. Cobb called his new job “an unexpected, once-ina-lifetime career opportunity with another iconic B.C. company that I simply

could not pass up.” He said his decision has nothing to do with the ongoing cost-cutting exercise at BC Hydro that led to the reduction of 550 jobs, with another 150 to come. Energy Minister Rich Coleman praised Cobb’s work in the review that reduced proposed rate increases by half for the next two years. Cobb served as deputy CEO for the Vancouver Olympics prior to succeeding Bob Elton as boss at BC Hydro in May 2010. Doyle said the search for a new CEO will begin immediately.


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Assessments begin for E&N rail bridges

‘Beardo’ no more

Roszan Holmen News staff

Canadian rugby star Adam Kleeberger, who gained notoriety during the Rugby World Cup for his large, shaggy beard, gets a straight-razor shave from Victory Barber’s Matty Conrad at the University of Victoria. Kleeberger grew his beard for nine months and was shaved Monday by CBC personality Rick Mercer for a segment on the Rick Mercer Report. The 27-year-old UVic Vike’s Shear the Beard campaign raised an estimated $5,700 to benefit the Christchurch (New Zealand) Earthquake Relief fund, and Movember, which raises money for prostate cancer, as men — including Kleeberger — pledge to not shave their upper lip in November.

The first step toward refurbishing the E&N Railway line on Vancouver Island is underway. Associated Engineering has been contracted to assess the 48 trestles and bridges along the railroad running from Victoria to Courtenay. “The report will give us the state of repair, estimated lifespan and weight rating for each structure,” said Graham Bruce, executive director of the Island Corridor Foundation. The provincial government funded the $500,000 study. In June, Premier Christy Clark announced a $7.5 million contribution to the rail line, which shut its passenger service this spring, due to the poor condition of the track. The remaining $7 million will be used to replace 104,000 track ties. It will be paid pending the outcome of the rail study and an equal contribution from the federal government. “We are still waiting to hear from the federal government about their matching contribution of $7.5 million,” said Bruce. Don’t expect an announcement from Infrastructure Canada any time soon, however. “Any federal funding consideration would take into consideration the (bridge) engineering study, and the full commitment of the Province of B.C. to funding the E&N rail line,” said Caroline Grondin, communications advisor for Infrastructure Canada.

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We have over 200 pre-enjoyed units for you to view, all Year-End Liquidation Priced! Here is a small sample… SIDNEY Location 2008 Wave 29BHS Travel T. ……………... Stk# S12N11135A ... Was $16,900 ……… 2009 Jazz 2550RLS 5th Wheel ………….. Stk# S96C10127...... Was $29,980 ……… MILL BAY Location 2010 Retro Lite 160FD Travel T. ………… Stk# P07N209BB ..... Was $15,980 ……… 1998 Rustler RW240 5th Wheel ………… Stk# 11N1315A ….. Was $8,900 ……….. NANAIMO Location 2000 Mountainaire M-4080 Cl. A ………. Stk# 10N1190A ….. Was $84,995 ……… 2005 Citation 36FLFS Platinum SE 5th W. .. Stk# P06N202A ….. Was $64,990 ……… PORT ALBERNI Location 2011 Zinger 27BH Travel Trailer ………… Stk# P11N611A ….. Was $18,900 ……… 2010 Trail Blazer T240S Travel Trailer …… Stk# M12N1161B… Was $25,980 ……… COURTENAY Location 2000 Komfort 27RL 5th Wheel……………Stk# M11N1108A ... Was $15,990 ……… 2002 Jayco Eagle 251RLS 5th Wheel ……..Stk# A11N1981A ….Was $15,990 ………






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Stk # 12N1435

Limited quantities of this Special Buy. Mercedes Diesel, slide-out, electric awning & MUCH more!

NOW $14,900 NOW $19,900 NOW $12,895 NOW $5,785 NOW $65,990 NOW $39,990






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Stk # S11N11114

Large U-shaped slide, rugged quality construction, large rear bath, front island, queen.

NOW $16,980 NOW $22,980 NOW $10,990 NOW $10,990

DON’T MISS OUT! Hundreds of new units

purchased with a STRONG Canadian Dollar are now clearing out at Year-End Inventory Liquidation Pricing! Own TODAY and SAVE $$$$!!!






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Payment based on: Total Price including freight and taxes♦, 10% down (or equivalent trade). Variable interest rate at the time of calculation 6.99% on approved credit (OAC), amortized over *390 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term, **520 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term, ***260 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term, ****130 bi-weekly pymts/t yr term.


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Friday, October 21, 2011 - GOLDSTREAM

A dollar still has value at Thrifty Foods Remember when a dollar used to be worth something? Well, just like the old days, a single dollar still has value at Thrifty Foods. Look for these and other dollar items on sale this week throughout the store.



Del Monte

100% Pure Apple Juice

Tomatoes Assorted 398ml

Fruit Assorted 398ml


On Sale









On Sale Each

On Sale

Dollar Days specials in effect until Tuesday, October 25th, 2011



Saturday, October 22nd only. Hawkins


Selected 210g

On Sale

2 $3 for



Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle, Vegetable or Tomato 284ml

On Sale

498 Case of 12

Navel Oranges Grown in Australia $1.94/kg

On Sale

88¢ Per lb


Oct.21 2011 GoldstreamGazette  

THINKING of SELLING? Susan Regimbal “Early indicators are not encouraging at this point, but the clock hasn’t run out yet.” –Peter McCully G...

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