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VICTORIA Mega Power Installations has been serving Victoria for 40 years

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VICTORIA As one of the 2016 Top 20 Under 40, Andy Spurling of Proline Management Ltd. is very happy to move back and join the family business



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World Class PGA Event Coming To Bear Mountain Pacific Links Championship To Be Telecast On The Golf Channel BY DAVID HOLMES

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ICTOR I A – For lovers of professional golf the place to be this September will be Victoria’s Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa as the world class venue hosts the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. “The Pacific Links is an official PGA (Professional Golf Association) Event featuring the best golfers aged 50 and over in the world. The tournament is slated to be the biggest and highest profile golf tournament ever held on Vancouver Island,” explained Tournament Director David Skitt. Running from September 19th to 25th the tournament will showcase the talents of some of the world’s best professional golfers and will be telecast globally by the Golf Channel. “There will be a $2.5 million (US) prize purse up for grabs and the event will be broadcast around the world on the Golf Channel which will offer some unparalleled exposure

Many members of the local media were on hand June 27, especially to meet professional golfer Paul Goydos

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Long Anticipated Marina Project Finally Getting Underway Victoria International Marina Schedule To Open Next March BY DAVID HOLMES

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ICTORIA – What’s going to be taking shape in Victoria’s Inner Harbour in the next few months is so much more than a marina. What’s actually taking shape is another key piece of the city’s ongoing effort to become a world-class

tourist destination. Decades in the dreaming and designing stage, the $24 million Victoria International Marina will consist of a pair of buildings (approximately 6,000 square feet each) which will house amenities and marina related services designed to cater to visitors and to the community. The 28 slip

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marina has been designed to accommodate yachts of 65’ to 150’. “In reality this project was originally conceived more than 30 years ago. Back then Robert Evans purchased 16 acres of the Songhees land from the province and the city, essentially old industrial land on the north side of the Blue Bridge,” explained Craig Norris,

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Community Marine Concepts, the owner and developer of the Victoria International Marina project. “In about 1985 they conceived a plan for the land that included a marina and a bit of a town centre. SEE MARINA PROJECT |  PAGE 21

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