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So, you want to rule the city illy season is almost upon us: the time when municipal politicians re-button their blazers and do their darnedest to convince us they all have their — I mean our — best interests at heart. Luckily, some of them really DANIELLE seem to. But if you’re one of the POPE dozens who know your voice news@ is in fact most representative of your municipal region, fear not: there’s still time to rule the city yourself — part of it at least. Anyone interested in running for the mayoral hot seat or city council is required to file nomination papers at city hall between Oct. 4 and 14. Then, come big Nov. 19, we’ll all find out which of the smiling faces we like best. For those who missed the newcomers information session last month, visit election for all your inquiring needs. And for those less comfortable with the limelight, you’ll play the starring role in this year’s election. Be prepared to be wowed with a few new offerings this year, like the entirely carbon-neutral campaign incumbent councillor Philippe Lucas is running. Yes, signs and recycled paper use will still be involved, but Lucas will put funds towards buying carbon-offsets to, well, offset his carbon use during the campaign. He and campaign mates will also utilize bike and public transportation to fuel the ground work. “Campaigns are some of the most energy-intensive events we can be a part of, and finding a way to show Victorians that your actions illustrate your message should be an important part of any campaign,” he says. Other points of interest include the first slate Victoria has seen running in years. Mayoral candidate Paul Brown will lead the band, with a set of three little-known business owners and environmental advocates aiming for council seats. Infamous runners will also be popping up again, like homeless advocate Rose Henry and former mayoral hopeful Ben Issit — both setting their sights on council this time. Stay tuned Oct. 14 to catch the final list. While you’re waiting, learn all about the candidates running so far at



AND THE FIRST ORDER OF BIZ IS Future Victoria leaders may have their hands full in the coming months, as lead Right To Sleep advocate David Arthur Johnson is back in the hammock again, this time challenging the city’s time-constraint bylaw on just when people are allowed to sleep in parks. The current bylaw, which attests that anyone may set up shelter in park spaces between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., has some obvious limitations. What, for example, do people do if they work nights and have to sleep in the day? What if they are terribly sick? What if it’s too cold to be outside? Johnson used even more ammunition in his court meeting

n the wee hours after dark, downtown Victoria takes on a different beat from its sleepy, daytime pulse. At the witching hour, the air becomes electric as literally hundreds of gaily dressed young women — and their darker companions — line the streets outside a plethora of nightclubs and bars. For those who rarely venture out by moonlight, most of these clubs appear practically invisible by day. A simple doorway with a subtle sign suddenly blossoms GRANT into velvet ropes and muscled bouncers to provide a MCKENZIE gateway to pounding beats, neon lights and free-flowing alcohol. editor@ The young women are dressed to attract with skirts short enough to shock and dresses that cling like a second skin. They’ve taken time to style their hair into loops, curls and waves, and carefully applied makeup to make a statement about their personalities — from demure to glamorous to sexy and dangerous. The men have taken less care. The pants are baggy, shirts loose and the hair is more ‘I took a nap’ than ‘I give a damn.’ The regulars seem to know which velvet rope to stand behind in order to quicken entry. Knowing the bouncer obviously helps, and the shorter skirts don’t wait outside for too long either. At one club, I ascend a steep set of stairs, at another I descend, but in both cases the air changes as I arrive at dance level. To sober nostrils, the tang of alcohol mixes with perfume, sweat and pheromones. Half the bodies vibrate on the floor to a beat that shakes the fillings in my molars. The other half hold to the edges and darker corners, mingling, talking, watching. I wonder if the talkers can lip read or if they simply enjoy the intimacy of having to press flesh in order to be heard. This is the upside; the side that makes me wish I could slide back into my youth, be cocky and confident and eager to conquer the world. But as the hours slide by, so does the glamour. Outside a popular club on Douglas St., a young man stumbles out into the night. He doesn’t notice the bright yellow jackets of VicPD’s Late Night Great Night task force officers who are constantly monitoring for trouble in order to stop any violence before it can spread to those who are simply out for a good time. The young man staggers to one side, vomits on the sidewalk, and keeps walking as though he’s merely burped. Another young man crosses Douglas in the middle of the block with a slice of pizza in his hand; he’s so wasted that he walks directly in front of the task force’s gigantic, reflective transport vehicle, forcing the driver to slam on the brakes to avoid squashing him like a bug. Pizza dude doesn’t even blink. As for the glamorous women, their attractiveness slips when, at three in the morning, we find several of them in a back alley, skirts hiked up even higher, and squatting against a brick wall. Rivers of urine flow past their high heels to pool in the street. Suddenly, I’m thankful for the wisdom that age brings. M


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with the city a few weeks ago, asking that the time restrictions be removed all together. “Success on my part will be wholly grand, fantastic and extraordinarily interesting, with the bylaw being struck and the City saddled with their only ‘out’ being the inception of public tenting zones, along with a measured and rare compensation for the effort of bringing this matter to court,” says Johnson. “A ‘loss’ being an end to this mortal coil, and the subsequent soap-opera.” “The city did attend the hearing and made its case, and now we just have to wait to see what the court decides,” says city rep Katie Josephson. Justices traditionally reserve their ruling, meaning it could be weeks or months before any of us hear the results. Whether it’s in time for winter tenters or not, you can bet the up-and-coming municipal politicians will have their hands full with the results.

NOW THAT’S POETIC TO THE EAR Relatively exciting news from the city this week, confirming that the qualifications for poet laureate will be reviewed and updated next year. All this thanks to, in part, the number of letters and petitions sent in from those who’d like to see future poetic heads be eligible on the basis of multimedia publication, including spoken word, instead of the traditional two-published-poems requirement. Equally exciting were the words current poet laureate Linda Rogers had with other engaged poets on Monday’s website comments. Forsooth!

FOREST BREWS, MIGHTY TASTY More good news for our friends at the Ancient Forest Alliance, who just won Phillips Beer’s “Benefit Brew” competition. The vote — which was decided entirely online by beer fans alike — overwhelmingly declared the AFA winner, with “Ancient Brown Ale” microbrew beer to be released next month into select private liquor stores. Full proceeds (about $10,000) go to the AFA. “This is huge for us, as we run on a budget of about $40,000 a year,” says AFA’s Ken Wu, who adds he is a beer fan. As for his fav Phillips until now? “I buy the mix-packs, and drink them all,” he says. M



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MAIL Writing ability is important Re: What is a poet? Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 I am afraid I agree with the City of Victoria’s criteria for awarding the position of poet laureate. I also want to make a couple of clarifications. The city has not said that poets who define themselves as spoken word artists are to be disqualified. They are only asking that the writer has been published (not self published) on at least two occasions. This is not an unreasonable request as writing ability should be a prerequisite for the position. If Peters is arguing that all published work in Canada is “granny poetry” she is doing many innovative Canadian poets a disservice. NADINE LUCAS, VICTORIA

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Slam poetry is essentially rap without the benefit of music. And about as appealing. Poetry is an art form, a tradition, a skill, a written and spoken medium and ancient as humanity. Slam poetry elevates the job of babbling village idiot to . . . “Village goof,” perhaps? The day a so-

called “slammed poet” becomes the Poet Laureate of Victoria, I'll burn my poetic license on the steps of city hall and move to Cambodia. Just sayin'. ROBERT TYHURST, VICTORIA

BC Hydro outrageous The way BC Hydro forces its way through all opposition, installing smart meters on every house is outrageous! When I phoned BC Hydro to let them know that we don't want a smart meter on our property, I was told, we would get one if we want it or not. There is no opting-out, not even for health reasons. Such behaviour is outrageous. There is a huge outcry among residents. Are we bondsman of BC Hydro

without rights? Do they believe they can control our lives? In their eyes money is more important than human lives. Let people, who have serious health or safety concerns, keep their wired meter and don't put another burden upon them! HILDEGARD HORIE, NORTH SAANICH

Schizophrenia usage wrong Re: No silver bullets Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 Brian Kieran says the “premier’s job plan ignores such factors as our embedded political schizophrenia regarding resource extraction.” If he is referring to two opposite extremes — then it is important to remind readers that

even though “schizo” derives from the Greek word meaning “to split,” sufferers of schizophrenia do not have split personalities. If Mr. Kieran is suggesting there are numerous conflicting ideas about resource extraction, schizophrenia is still not the best word to use. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects fully one percent of the population. With treatment, public education and understanding, many people with schizophrenia can lead pleasant and productive lives. Widely read publications such as yours best serve everybody if the word is used correctly. PAUL AUSTIN, VICTORIA


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networks — the equivalent of standing much in the way of two-way discourse next to a Smart Meter for more than 1,100 with ratepayers about the mandatory years. installation of these meters. Delegates were not in the mood for As opposition mounts, BC Hydro PR facts. continues to focus on program benefits I was there for the vote and it was such as: Smart Meters providing autoamusing to watch hunmated, real-time notificadreds of delegates reject tion of power outages, the It doesn’t EMF-emitting Smart program helping to reduce Meters by casting their really matter electricity theft and Smart votes remotely using their Meter conservation tools whether our handheld, EMF-emitting delivering direct energy angst is due to voting tablets. savings to customers. zombie death It was at this moment But, there is another that I realized that either agenda at play. I’m conrays or posteveryone in the hall was vinced Campbell was Campbell bonkers or that there is initially drawn to smart trust deficit more to this feverish debate meters because they facilithan fear of EMFs. tate “time-of-use” billing disorder I sense that this debate that allows Hydro to charge is also about trust — or a higher rate for power conrather, the lack of it. sumed at peak periods, like dinnertime. Former premier Gordon Campbell Hydro and the post-Campbell Liberals became a Smart Meter disciple after some say this won’t happen. They say “the curpoolside research on one of his Maui rent rate structures will stay in place.” But, vacations. As we have discovered with I believe most British Columbians have Campbell’s HST fiasco, there was no stop- little faith in this undertaking. ping the man once he had persuaded I guess it doesn’t really matter whether himself of the merits of a particular course our angst is due to zombie death rays or of action. My sources tell me that the post-Campbell trust deficit disorder. The moment Campbell got back to B.C. he reality is that a growing number of citizens directed Hydro to beginning implement- are turning into Smart Meter NIMBYs. ing the smart meter program. The question becomes: How will this Typical of Campbell, there would be no increasing angst be expressed? If some oversight by the B.C. Utilities Commission, citizens actually stop Smart Meter installthe arms-length regulatory body that ers from coming onto their property, the is supposed to monitor and adjudicate government’s crisis managers will be putHydro’s activities. Nor would there be ting in a lot of overtime. M



Published verse is more literary thus far ... I haven’t seen any slam wow me. MAX BELL, Victoria

There should be some kind of vetting. Can’t rhyme, lots of time. I’ll apply! HENNIE STIBBE, Victoria

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Clashes brewing on three fronts — maybe ach week I ask myself the same question: “What’s the story?” Sometimes, the answer isn’t clear — it has to be tempted and coaxed into the light of day. Other times, I barely ask before something bursts through the veneer of our quiet little city, waving its arms and demanding my full attention. And then there’s this week. SIMON This is the week of too-soon-to-tell. NATTRASS It starts with the capital’s decision to snattrass@ join in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests. A date has been set for an Occupy Victoria demonstration coinciding with numerous other similar protests around the world on Oct. 15, and recent internet chatter suggests that attendance will be high. Will this demonstration end with a polite stroll to the legislature, a lasting occupation of Centennial Square, or a bunch of people getting kettled onto the Johnson Street Bridge only to have its rusted frame collapse under the strain? Too soon to tell. Wednesday marked the beginning of six weeks of pro-life


protest in front of the Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic, organized as part of a campaign called 40 Days For Life. The same day marked the launch of the Victoria Reproductive Justice Coalition, formed to counter “the actions of anti-choice advocates, who are creating an intimidating environment for women...” according to spokesperson Tara Paterson. Events will most certainly unfold over the remaining five weeks of the 40 Days campaign, but for now? Yeah — too soon to tell. To top it all off, Victoria mayoral candidate Paul Brown announced on Monday that he will be running a slate of four candidates for the Nov. 19 municipal election. The slate will consist of Brown in the mayor’s race and three new candidates for city council — retailer Sukhki Lalli, environmental activist Linda McGrew and realtor Aaron Hall. It remains to be seen whether the group can alter the course of our notoriously lackluster municipal elections or what the inevitable retaliation from the other half of the race will look like. At this point, it’s... well, you get the point. Yes, in a city that delights in front-page stories about hanging flower baskets and pretty boats, a week like this is truly a breath of fresh air. M


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or the longest time, I figured the mounting aversion to BC Hydro’s Smart Meter program was a plot by Alcan to sell more tinfoil. BRIAN Indeed this theory KIERAN was reinforced at the bkieran@ recent Union of B.C. Municipalities AGM where the tinfoiled local government delegates from Colwood succeeded in getting their anti-Smart Meter resolution passed by a substantial majority, even though the resolutions committee had attempted to bury it. The successful resolution calls for “a moratorium on the mandatory installation of wireless Smart Meters until the major issues and problems identified regarding wireless Smart Meters are independently assessed.” Colwood claims that BC Hydro is proceeding with its program even though it recognizes “there is active discussion and ongoing research into the possible health and environmental effects related to radio frequency signals.” In a futile attempt to ward off convention paranoia about electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) emissions, BC Hydro issued a “fact sheet” informing delegates that four days of conventioneering would expose them to 4,500 minutes of wireless

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amping, sitting, eating, playing, working and bathrooming in Centennial Square for days on end might not sound like a picnic for all, but throw in the bonus of proving a point, and you’d be surprised how many jump on board. It’s only the starting point for Occupy Victoria, a movement that’s following in the cross-continent footsteps of Occupy Together, but hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout the nations are gathering in world-wide occupations — from protests, to sit-ins, to live-ins — in locations throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. “We have to enter this future together, but some people are hesitant and upset about what we’re really inheriting here,” says Jesse Ambler, who started the Occupy Victoria twitter feed a little over a week ago, and worked with others to create the Facebook page and further movement. The Occupy rallies began with the call for a movement last July in AdBusters Magazine. It took off Sept. 17, however, when people collected in Occupy Wall Street, causing a rupture in the dayto-day business investors and residents had lulled themselves into. From there, all-ages Occupies have sprouted up in over 160 locations around the world so far, even with offshoots like Occupy The Media, which launched from Victoria this week. On Monday, Oct. 3, organizers held their first open gathering, inviting all members of the public to come out and voice how they think the occupied space should go down. With the impending date of Oct. 15 for a universal day of solidarity, the organizers had a lot of logistics to work through — but didn’t get far. Nearly 100 people showed up to Monday’s gathering, age 6 to 78. But by an hour into what turned into a four-hour session, the first order of business was still being debated: whether or not to call the mission Occupy Victoria, in respect to the First Nations group that already occupy the land. The group finally decided on some






It was a long evening of democracy for the Occupy Victoria group during their first meeting.

version of the Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, with the original name bracketed. “Democracy can be extremely frustrating, because you see people butting heads and arguing over one-word phrasing for an hour, but anything done well takes time,” says Ambler. “It’s wrong to try to simplify change, but it’s important that people realize we’re starting now, and to get them used to the climate of direct democracy.” Ambler says already he’s witnessed people across the country taking the movement in their own directions. However, just as stigmas tag along with red-and-black anarchist movements, Ambler says the Victoria group has already vowed to make their actions peaceful, and settle for nothing less. “One of the things that was so astounding about the [2011] Vancouver hockey riots, was that all these citizens just stood back and watched while a handful of people destroyed their city,” he says. “We’ve already said we won’t stand for this. If anyone tries to evoke violence we’ll stop them, or let police take them.” Ambler admits to being green to the movement. While he says he’s got an active community background in political engagement, he’s never been part of anything like this before. In fact, the 23-year-old University of Victoria English/Greek and Roman Studies major says all he saw was a void that needed filling. “I never saw myself as a leader in this area,” he says. “But I think that’s kind of the point: we’re trying to get this into the hands of the people and see it catch fire. It’s an ever-evolving process, and a new kind of movement, but I think a lot of good will come of this.”

So far, Ambler and the team have not figured out all the logistics, like how the occupiers will balance work, school, family and life demands along with managing to hold down the fort at all hours in Centennial Square, but he’s not worried. Ambler says whether the movement lasts for one day, one month, or one year, the point will be made. “I think what people are finding most challenging is that we’re not walking in there with one message, saying ‘here, change this one thing,’” he says. “That is the message — that we all have our own ideas about what needs to change, but that things aren’t right in the world right now, and that we’re not going to stand for it anymore. We want an alternative.” Ambler is quick to speak to the idea that much of the young generation has been tagged as a group with a sense of entitlement. He says, we’re a generation misunderstood. “I grew up with teachers telling me, ‘What’s wrong with your generation? Back in my day, we used to stand up for what we believed in,’” says Ambler. “Well, it took us a little time, but we’re standing up now. And people are calling us entitled hippies.” Generations aside, Ambler encourages literally everyone to attend the assemblies and get involved — in more ways than just on the computer. “It’s hard to connect to a crowd that is used to being fed information over the computer, and it’s hard to wake up people who don’t want to be woken up,” he says. “But it’s a lot easier to tune out than move forward. I think we’re finally seeing people starting to tune back in.” The group will meet every day at 7 p.m. at Centennial Square for planning sessions, until the occupation takes place on Oct. 15. For more info, check out their Facebook page or Twitter feed. M




t’s Saturday night and I’m in the back of a police van. I’ve only ever been inside a paddy wagon twice before. The first was at age six, when a winter-stalled car left my mother and I nearfrozen on the side of the highway. The female officer tucked me into the back seat and handed me a small doughnut while the heater blasted tears off my cheeks. The second was a few years ago, when a good-natured security cop gave a couple of visitors a driving tour of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill in mid-January snow. This time is different. I’m on my first ridealong with the late-night division of the Victoria Police Department, and we’re flying along Douglas Street. The sirens are deafening, and flashes of red and blue strobe off every building we pass. Cars push to the side to get out of our way. Women in short dresses and high heels leap to the sidewalk as we careen through three red lights. A cop car appears beside us and my first thought is, “oh shit,” before I realize where I am — a dumb smile crawls across my face. We turn onto View Street and I hear my own gasp, certain, at this speed, we’ll tip the wagon. A crowd wavers up ahead, just outside Touch Lounge. Partiers have swarmed the street and already two cop cars DANIELLE POPE are there with lights flashing. We’re still speeding toward the crowd. People are running. I close my eyes. Someone is going to die. We screech to a halt, and before I can un-squeeze my lids, the officers are out of the car. “Stay close to the vehicle,” they yell back at me before disappearing into the crowd. I hesitate, then unbuckle and run up to see why girls are standing with hands over their mouths and boys are awkwardly moving forward for a closer look. There is a man lying in the gutter. He isn’t moving — knocked unconscious — while paramedics flutter over him. The air is thick with noise: sirens, shouting, the click-clack of heels. The man is still lying there when my officers run back to the van. They say nothing and I race back to join them. We peel out of View Street, shackled with our first mission: find the assailant.

BUCKLE UP The Late Night Great Night division of VicPD was organized in 2009 as part of the City of Victoria’s strategy to make the downtown more user friendly after hours. Friendly would not be the operative word I would use on a night like this, but there’s no shortage of excitement. It’s the second-to-last night of Rifflandia weekend, and the crowd has long since dispersed from concert venues to party up any remaining hours downtown. Our evening starts at 10:30 p.m. as editor Grant McKenzie and I wait outside the station to meet the officers who will escort us through our night on the town. Soon, two officers come to the door, one of which is that night’s overseer of the


Sgt. Derek Tolmie (left) makes an arrest in the early hours as his shift on Late Night Great Night comes to a close.

late-night division, Sgt. Derek Tolmie. Tolmie is quick to express his concerns in working with reporters from Monday — not always known for our propolice mantra. What I don’t say is that the hesitance is mutual, but we shake hands and load into a large wagon, designed for what I can only guess is mass drunk collection. “Do yourselves a favour and buckle up,” says Tolmie. “I’m kind of a wild driver.” As we travel uptown to “show the colours early” at the Upper Deck Sports Lounge and Red Lion, Tolmie explains that he was once in an incident that left a person dead, so he knows all about what it’s like to deal with the media. He’ll tell us anything that doesn’t jeopardize a case, but asks we be sensitive to his other officers — like the cop in the passenger seat — who are training for future plainclothes work and need to remain anonymous. We ask questions, make small talk, take photos and I wonder how I can make a story out of this. Then, the radio blurps out an indistinguishable set of numbers and words. Without blinking, the sirens are on and we’re in our race to View Street.

MAN MISUNDERSTOOD The night unfolds like a storybook. We scour the late-night club scene for our assailant, getting tips from the radio that the known-to-police suspect may have been seen heading for Cactus Club, then Boutique Lounge, Sopranos, 9one9, Monty’s and others. We follow the trail, always one step behind, questioning and cuffing individuals along the way. I fall back so I can watch how the two officers work the joints, how they stare through the haze of sweat and dry ice with narrowed eyes, how they brush dancers out of their way, while my feet are stepped on and I’m knocked around by the smush of crowd: women wearing dewy skin in place of clothes, men outfitted in cologne and beer stains. All eyes are on us. They stare cold at the police, but it’s Grant and I that seem to confuse them — dressed neither in highlighter uniforms nor club-appropriate garb. Continued on Page 10

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REAL-LIFE SUPERMEN Continued from Page 9 One bouncer comes over to ask what’s going on. The tension is thick, and my guts are jumping warning signals, but we keep moving forward, closer to our suspect with each bar. “People truly do not understand what we do, because if they did, there wouldn’t be a video going viral with police knocking someone to the ground,” Tolmie tells us. “Bad things and wrong choices can happen on any job. You see plane crashes that shouldn’t have occurred, but you never see people telling the pilots how to fly.” Tolmie started with the force in 1987 as a volunteer, then became a reserve officer in 1991 while he was finishing his degree in criminology. In 1995, he was hired as a full-time officer with VicPD. “I’d say 90 per cent of our work is intel gathering,” says Tolmie. “But anyone who says police don’t profile is lying, because that’s all police work is … the biggest thing I’ve learned is to trust my gut. Your subconscious knows what your conscious hasn’t found logic for yet. But it knows.” By 12:30 a.m., we’re stopping at Tim Horton’s, and a handful of other officers meet us there. They laugh and chatter for a few minutes while I nurse my black coffee, barely able to drink through the excitement. I ask Tolmie about his worst day on the job. For all he’s seen, Tolmie tells me his nightmare call came just last year. It was from an Esquimalt elementary school, reporting that one of their Grade 1 students didn’t come back from lunch. Tolmie, the father of an 11-year-old, says his heart stopped. He dispatched 20 uniformed officers, along with a handful of plainclothes and, an hour and 45 minutes later, a plainclothes officer found the boy, hiding.

FAMILY TIES As we leave again, I check my phone and see a text from a friend: “My worries, maybe this is what cop spouses feel like every night!” Out of the four officers at coffee, three are wearing wedding bands. How does anyone live knowing their spouse is in danger’s way every night? Tolmie says he married his wife because she’s not a worrier — she can sleep at night knowing he’s doing the best job he can, and he wouldn’t want it any other way. Just then, we drive past a couple on Pandora. The woman is lying on the ground, too intoxicated to stand. According to Tolmie, she’s an instant candidate for the drunk tank, but we load the husband and wife into the van to be driven home instead. Just then, the radio bleeps and the officers swear as they respond that our unit is preoccupied with a civilian matter. “Really, we’re just highly paid babysitters with guns,” says Tolmie. “Everyone blames the police for having the laws we do, but it’s the politicians who are putting them in place. Unfortunately, we get the job executing those laws.” After we fly back downtown, we park in front of Boutique Lounge again and watch, our presence preventing a fight between two angry young men. We stop to ticket one young woman with melted mascara for public urina-

tion. She blubbers that she’ll never do it again, but it’s the radio that saves her. A set of numbers and blurps, and we’re flying past people, around the block again. A dozen cop cars are sitting at the intersection and I know we’re in for something big. Then, on the corner appears a Justin Bieber look-alike in handcuffs. He can’t be more than 16. The cops swarming him have it taken care of. “You cost us a public urination!” Tolmie barks at one of the officers, but they laugh it off and we’re on our way.

ALL IN A NIGHT’S WORK “The trick is to just make it through these last few minutes and we can all go home happy,” says Tolmie, as the clock nears 3 a.m. And then, just before it’s time to pack it in, a man is spotted peeing on the door of a downtown bank. One officer goes to speak with him, but the man suddenly starts yelling and throwing his arms around. Tolmie rushes over to help, and the man lunges at him. The officers tackle the man to the ground and haul him to the wagon. As Tolmie smiles and tells him to get inside, we can hear the man mouthing off. “I remember you! You’re the killer!” he yells, spit flying into Tolmie’s face. “Murderer, murderer! You killed that guy!” Tolmie stays calm and coaxes the man into the wagon, locking it behind him. The man whoops and hollers, shouting again, “We’re driving with a killer! Woo hoo!” “I guess you know my story now,” Tolmie says before I can ask the question. “In 2004, I was in a high-speed chase with a motorcycle, and unfortunately he had an accident in front of my car. I was too close to stop and ran over him and killed him.” The van is quiet, and I am unsure what to say, as I realize the baggage Tolmie must carry to work every day. Later, when I look up the case online, I see that the perpetrator had robbed a liquor store and was carrying glass bottles that went through his abdomen. Tolmie took a leave, but eventually returned to the job. As the shift ends, we haven’t caught the assailant from the first fight of the evening, and learn later that the suspect is still at large. But we take the rowdy man into the station, and get a full tour of the holding cells — we even overhear cellmates asking each other, “What are you in for?” I’m bleary-eyed as I thank the officers and say good night. “This is probably the most exciting night I’ve had in Victoria,” I say to Sgt. Tolmie. He laughs and says, “It’s been a long time since a woman told me that.” I feel like I’ve walked out of a movie set, complete with all the characters and special effects. But it’s the job I think of: where brutality and honour force people to put their lives at risk every day, often just to be hated. I think back to something Tolmie said near the beginning of this night. “People say they want a visible police force but, personally, when I see police, my first thought is that something is wrong,” Tolmie says. “I don’t want to see them. I just want to know they will be there when I need them.” I think a lot of us can agree to that. M


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he arts in Victoria are not only culturally enriching, they also benefit the economy according to the results of an economic activity study conducted in Greater Victoria, showing the sector generated $170 million in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arts and culture make a community a vibrant and enriching place to live,â&#x20AC;? says Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation, which requested the study. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By attending, participating in and supporting the arts, we are contributing to both the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social and economical wellbeing.â&#x20AC;? Brock Smith at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at UVic conducted the study on behalf of five organizations from the Victoria area; the Victoria


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Readers take spotlight AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOW TRUE PROFESSIONAL STYLE With more than 260 entries to Monday’s 11th annual photo contest, the gallery exhibition at Cedar Hill Arts Centre was jam-packed with colour, passion and fantastic photography. More than 100 readers filled the gallery to capacity Tues, Sept. 27, for the unveiling of all the entries, plus the announcement of winners and distribution of prizes. Deciding the winners in each of the six categories proved a challenging task for our four judges. Monday's Editor-in-Chief Grant McKenzie was joined by Andrea Kucherawy (program manager and instructor at Western Academy of Photography), Don Denton (photo supervisor for Black Press’ Greater Victoria newspapers) and previous photo prize winner Gary Greenspoon. The debate

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ith their banjos, mandolins, dobros, scrap metal pieces and other instruments in tow, Winnipeg’s The Crooked Brothers are playing the Fort Cafe, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Debuting songs from their sophomore CD, Lawrence, Where’s Your Knife? The Crooked Brothers blend timeless country sounds with back porch blues and stomping scrap yard funk. Check them out alongside Sparrow King and O’ Mally. $10 at the door. M


LED ZEPAGAIN heck out the Led Zeppelin tribute band that Jimmy Page himself calls “As close as you’ll ever get to the real thing.” Expect high-energy electric classics as well as beautiful acoustic works, soaring leads on the double-neck guitar, brilliant keyboard passages and the signature Robert Plant screams from Los Angelesbased Led Zepagain, made up of Irish frontman Swan Montgomery, Jim Wootten (bass, keyboards, mandolin, acoustic guitars), Steve Zukowsky (as Jimmy Page) and Jim Kersey (Drums). Led Zepagain is playing Thursday, Oct. 6, at Metropolis Nightclub (603 Pandora). Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Lyle’s Place , Ditch Records and at M



VICTORIA BALLET ROCKS ictoria Ballet is preparing for who recently joined the company. an unusual pas de deux — “I remember watching The Wall carclassical dance and classic toon when I was a child,” says Cassini rock — in Ballet Rocks: From who is also dancing in the production. Bach to Pink Floyd. “Although I’m a classically trained Including seven premieres by six dancer I’ve always regretted not being choreographers, Ballet Rocks is a mixed a rock musician because they get into program that will blend hard-core such a trance on stage. People think music with hard-hitting dance, taking ballet is uptight or intellectual, but I the audience on a musical and move- think we should have the same audiment journey through the ages. ences at the ballet as at rock shows,” The performance she says. will also feature live Cassini, who most music from internarecently danced with BALLET ROCKS tionally celebrated Bejart Ballet Lausanne in McPherson Canadian cellist Denise Switzerland, arrived in Playhouse Djokic, who will perVictoria two weeks ago Oct.7 & 8 at 7:30pm form Bach cello suites to begin rehearsals. She Oct 9 at 2pm in the first half. spent time with both Tickets starting at “This is the first Ballet BC and Alberta $25 at time we’re truly doing Ballet between 2002 and a mixed program,” says 2007. Ballet Victoria’s Artistic Director Paul “This country has been so wonderful Destrooper. “I’ve always done a one- and welcoming to me, both as an indiact ballet or a story ballet, and I would vidual and as an artist. I am excited to be put the mixed program in front of that working with an incredibly innovative and gauge the audience’s reaction. You company of talented people and to be almost have to build the rights before able to explore the creative process from you can take a risk like this. both sides of the stage,” she says. “Story ballets are accessible. There’s And the company of 12 is excited to a narrative, people know what to have her onboard. expect. If I just say to people that I’m “Being able to work with Sandrine going to do a ballet where there’s dif- every day, who is a seasoned profesferent pieces, people on point, classical sional with over 10 years experience music, live music, rock ‘n’ roll, people doing leading roles internationally, and wonder if there’s going to be something not just a guest coming in for one week, they like in there.” it’s amazing for our dancers to see how The first half features four works to it’s done at that level everyday,” says Bach and the second half has five works Destrooper. to Pink Floyd hits including “Wish you Ballet Rocks opens Ballet Victoria’s were Here” and “The Wall,” choreo- 2011-2012 season and will tour to graphed by Ballet Victoria newcomer Vancouver, Duncan and Powell River Sandrine Cassini from Nice, France after its run in Victoria Oct. 7 to 9. M



THURSDAY QUOIA CD RELEASE ne of the hottest tickets in town this holiday weekend is the CD release party for Vancouver Island quintet Quoia at the Canoe Brewpub (250 Swift), Saturday, Oct. 8. The $20 ticket will get you entry, a copy of the new CD, Wildside, an art show by Christian Geissler, performances by Quoia, Carmanah and DJ Nigel and Neon Steve, and visuals by Gordon Blunt. The whole pub is reserved for this event, but capacity is limited. Tickets are on sale at Higher Ground and Coastline Sports. Quoia is donating 10 per cent of album sales to the Ancient Forest Alliance to help protect old growth forests. M


HELLBOUND HEPCATS on’t mess with these cats from the wrong side of the tracks. Montreal’s the Hellbound Hepcats are bringing their brand of rockabilly to the Metropolis Nightclub (603 Pandora) Friday, Oct. 7, at 10 p.m. This will be the Hepcats’ first appearance in Victoria. Joining them are Victoria’s own raw garage punks riding on two wheels forever The Stockers and pure rock n’ rollers The Shakedown. There will be motor cycle parking at this event. $10 at the door. M






angham Court Theatre kicks off its two ladies on the lake. He grabs the binoculars 83rd season with a fresh take on a for a closer look, then gives a wave to invite Canadian classic. them up, hoping to take advantage of what Although described as an could be his chance to have a last-minute fling unsentimental look at four lives before he’s to marry, just three weeks hence. in transition, director Tony Cain’s vision for Lee isn’t happy about his brother’s The Melville Boys comedy by Norm Foster is choice, and when the ladies actually show much more affecting than the description up in the cabin he is very uncomfortable lets on. Not only will this production make with the idea of having his wife find out you laugh again and again, it will also bring they had women around. you to tears. The play’s bleak moments are Owen is enamoured with the younger balanced by the characters’ abilities to laugh of the sisters, firecracker Loretta (Brittany in the face of sadness and crack Drew), almost instantly, jokes when things get serious. and convinces his brother THE MELVILLE Two brothers return to the they should accompany the family cabin that houses rich two sisters to a potluck at BOYS memories from their youth. Owen the legion that evening. Langham Court (Ben Sutherland), an early 20s What older sister Mary Theatre dreamer with a wild imagination (Shara Campsall) thinks is a Runs until Oct. 15 is there for the fishing, while his date — her first in two years older brother Lee (Langham new— Lee passes off as a carpool comer Robert Conway), a 30-something family arrangement, and tensions begin to build. man, cares less about fishing and more about Upon returning from the party, tensions get having a heart to heart with his sibling. worse when Owen and Loretta go for a midRight away it’s apparent just how differ- night swim at the lake, leaving Mary and Lee ent these brothers are; Owen with his boyish to entertain themselves. It’s not long before Lee charm and sense of entitlement, and Lee, a lets the cat out of the bag. He’s dying and he has logical and altruistic man who wants nothing no one to talk about it with. His family doesn’t more than to take care of his responsibilities. want to hear it and his wife breaks down in tears They haven’t yet settled in when Owen spots when he brings it up. Mary does, too. It’s easy to


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FRI. OCT. 7 BALLET ROCKS - From Bach to Pink Floyd. Iconic music of the past and present mix with an international palette of choreographers. FRIDAY, SATURDAY 7:30pm and SUNDAY 2pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $25. 250-386-6121

SUN. OCT. 9 PHILLIPS COMEDY NIGHT Hosted by Wes Borg with headliner Dave Lang. 7:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 250-380-1280.

AUDITIONS ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET - International audition tour. SATURDAY 9am at the Canadian College of Performing Arts (1701 Elgin). Visit audition for audition schedule.


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THE MELVILLE BOYS - A funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition during one life changing weekend. THURSDAY-SATURDAY & WEDNESDAY 8pm. To Oct. 15 at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham). $19/$17 students. 250-3842142, SHINING CITY - An unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and dead — a struggle that will shape and define two men for the rest of their lives. THURSDAY & SATURDAY 8pm, matinee SATURDAY 2pm. To SATURDAY at Little Fernwood Hall (1923 Fernwood). $14/$10 students. AND SLOWLY BEAUTY - Mr. Mann, like many of us, is quietly passing through life. A random office draw wins him tickets to the theatre, to see Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, where his quiet yearning for happiness seems to take on new meaning. TUES-SAT, 8pm, matinees SAT 4pm, SUN 2pm & WED 1pm. To Oct. 23 at the Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone). $23-$38. 250-385-6815.

COMEDY NIGHT - Get your belly aching with Ivan Decker and Michelle Shaughnessy. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm at Heckler’s. $10. 250-386-9207.

WORDS THURS. OCT. 6 PECHA KUCHA - Ten presenters, 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. 7pm at Victoria Events Centre (1415 Broad). $10/$8. REBECCA KENNEL - Readings from Explore Victoria, Bench by Bench. 7pm at GVPL, Esquimalt Branch (1149 Esquimalt). Free. JANET MARIE ROGERS - Readings from Unearthed, and Salish Seas. 7pm at First People House UVIC (2800 Finnerty). Free.

GALLERIES THURS. OCT. 6 DALES GALLERY - New Perspectives, exhibition of work by Ira Hoffecker. Opening reception 7-9pm. To Nov. 8 at 537 Fisgard.

FRI. OCT. 7 VIEW ART GALLERY - Growing A Sense of Direction, an exhibition of paintings by Amy Rice. Opening reception 6-9pm. To Oct. 29 at 104860 View. ART SALE FUNDRAISER - 7-11pm at the Ministry of Casual Living (1442 Haultain).


PLANET EARTH POETRY - Launch of Camosun's literary journal Beside The Point. With readings by drama writer Joe Thomas and poetry writers Caleb McIntosh and Alexandra Paul. 7:30pm at Moka House (1633 Hillside). $3. info@

CINDER BLOCK GALLERY Open house 2-5pm. Exhibition of nonrepresentational abstract art by Mette Pedersen TUESDAY. To Oct. 31 at 1580 Cook. LEGACY GALLERY - Kuluta and the Professor: The Friendship of Henry Hunt and Peter Smart, exhibition includes the entirety of a significant collection of Henry Hunt's masks, carvings and serigraph prints compiled by Dr. Peter Smart. To Nov. 26 at 630 Yates.



NATURAL HISTORY NIGHT Advocacy and Conservation: the Sea-to-Sea Greenbelt Example. Presented by Ray Zimmerman. Bring a mug and a friend. 7:30pm in room 159 of the Fraser Building (UVic). Free.

LITTLE FERNWOOD GALLERY Starless Night, exhibition of work by Adam Spiller. Opening reception 1-4pm. To Oct. 25 at 1923 Fernwood.


ONGOING LECTURE SERIES - Magellan’s discovery, Spanish conquest and evangelization of the Philippines. MONDAYS 7-9pm. To Nov. 7 at the Bayanihan Community Centre (1709 Blanshard Street). $TBA. bayanihan. ca VICTORIA ANARCHIST READING CIRCLE - Discuss the latest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585. TRIVIA PUB QUIZ - General knowledge, guess the song, who said it, (or our variation) who tweeted it! Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita's (UVic). 250-721-8626. OPEN MIC - Poetry night. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.

MON. OCT. 10 STUDIO 30 ART CLUB - Exhibits it's members works. To Oct. 16 at Hillside Mall (1644 Hillside).

WED. OCT. 12 COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY - Aspect/Strata, exhibition of work by Paul Sheperd. To Oct. 23 at 3221 Heatherbell.

ONGOING MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING Everytime I look at the Moon I think of Crop Circles, exhibition of work by Bruce Conkle. To FRIDAY at 1442 Haultain. COAST COLLECTIVE GALLERY Food for Thought, exhibition of work about food. To SUNDAY at 3221 Heatherbell. EAGLE FEATHER GALLERY Copper & Fire, an exhibition of glass works by Gitxsan artist Alisa Nielson. To Oct. 31 at 904 Gordon.



ant to learn more about how urban farming can help grow not only food but a vibrant community? Check out Open Cinema’s screening of Urban Roots, a documentary that looks at how the people of Detroit are replacing empty urban fields with farms. URBAN ROOTS FILM “We’re thrilled to be heading into our ninth season and to be kicking it off with the third install- there is grass, there is a chance to put food on the ment of Cinema in Season, presented in partner- table. And where there is a chance to put food on ship with FoodRoots Distribution Co-op, celebrat- the table, there’s a chance for a new start. Now, ing film, food and farming,” says Mandy Leith, all around the city of Detroit, a growing moveOpen Cinema’s founder and program director. ment of urban farmers is changing the way people “The politics of food and film are, in my opin- think about food — and life in the ‘D’. It took men ion, very related,” says Leith. “Both come from like Henry Ford, William Durant and Lee Iacocca industries dominated by corporate presence that to build this city, but it’s taken a bunch of stronghas turned them both into mass consumption willed, self-taught urban farmers to save it.” items, and it’s collapsing. The corporate model And, as always, those in attendance will be of doing one thing you can send anywhere is not treated to the after-screening discussion featuring serving the people. Urban Roots is a gem of a film Kristina Bouris, the City of Victoria’s community about the phenomenon taking inner-city Detroit planner, Gabe Epstein of Gorge Tillicum Urban by storm, giving people ... an opportunity to grow Farmers, Sol Kinnis of City Harvest and Philippe food in derelict yards.” Lucas, founder of the Victoria Produced by Leila Conners Downtown Public Market Society. URBAN ROOTS (The 11th Hour) and Mathew The event will be moderated by CBC Victoria Event Centre Schmid, and directed by Mark radio host Khalil Akhtar. (1415 Broad) MacInnis, who grew up in Detroit “I really want to stress that people Doors at 5:30pm and watched his mother lose her who haven’t been don’t understand $10-15 suggested job in the auto industry, Urban how lively and how big a part of the donation Roots looks at how a collapsed event the discussion is,” says Leith. industrial town can be reinvigo“The cafe-style venue and seating forrated by the ideas and action of mat turns it into a discussion that most its population. people stay for and last a good hour. The discussions “My mother may have lost her job, but she never are the piece that keeps me doing this. The speakers lost that stiff upper lip. And so it was with Detroit are always very well versed and can steer the discus— the city that lost its engine but never lost its sion in the appropriate direction, and the audience drive,” says MacInnis. “And now, where nature has ends up sharing as much as asking questions.” reclaimed vast stretches of the abandoned rust belt, The Joint Pizzeria will be selling slices made Detroiters are reclaiming their spirits. Wherever with local veggies donated by FoodRoots. M


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MUSIC CALENDAR GIGS THURS. OCT. 6 ELAINE RYAN - Folk-soul. 7:30pm at the Hillside Moka House. $8. JAZZ JAM SESSION - Hosted by the Tom Vickery Trio. 8pm at Hermann's. $TBA. LED ZEPAGAIN - "The ultimate Led Zeppelin experience," with the possible exception of Led Zeppelin. 9pm at Metropolis. $20. THE NEW COLORS - Psychedelic grunge. With DT Jackson and BANG! TWANG! 9pm at Logan's. $8.

FRI. OCT. 7 ANJOPA - Non-traditional folk band plays humourous, multi-lingual originals. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation. EREZ SUSSMAN - Brazilian-style guitar. 8pm at Hermann's. $TBA. AEGIS FANG - Grunge. With The Party on High Street, Smoked Out Brainzzz. 9pm at Logan's. $8. HELLBOUND HEPCATS - Hellbound for their jazz music and zoot suits. The devil's work, I say! With The Stockers, Shakedown. 10:30pm at Metropolis. $10.

SAT. OCT. 8 AUNTIE KATE & THE UNCLES OF FUNK - With Stimpy Jazz, the twice-removed cousins of funk. 8pm at Hermann's. $8. THREE QUARTER STONE - That's 10.5 lbs, if you're curious. 8pm at the Cambie. $10. QUOIA - Album release party. Featuring Dj Nigel, Carmanah, Neon Steve, Christian Geissler. 8pm at Canoe. $20. GROOVE KITCHEN - Insert sexist joke here. 8:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free. LAZY MIKE & THE ROCKIN' RECLINERS - Blues. 9pm at Upper Deck. Free.

THE SWEATHOGZ - The stage lights only make it worse. With Buzzard and The Role Models. 10pm at Logan's. $10. BITCHIN' - Breakbeat. With Lyssa. 10pm at Hush. $12. THE DIVA LEAGUE - Thanksgiving extravaganza with Gouda Gabor, Jaylene Tyme and Iona Whipp. $10. 10:30pm at Paparazzi.

SUN. OCT. 9 DONNIE CLARK SEXTET - Jazz. 4pm at Hermann's. $12. SCOTTY STYLUS - Techno. With Critical and Psychi. Mustard Seed food drive. 10pm at Hush. By (food) donation.

TUES. OCT. 11 PROFESSOR GALL - Steampunk Jazz. With guests Fawn & Weasel. 7pm at the Solstice Cafe. $5.

WED. OCT. 12 THE THREE STOOGES - Slapstick? Really?? With The Royal-Tease. 10pm at Hush. $5.

ONGOING OPEN MIC - Open to all musicians. THURSDAYS 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free. THURSDAY BLEND JAM- Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free. OPEN MIC - Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free. KARAOKE - Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free. THEORY - Dubstep with AFL & Spoon. THURSDAYS 9pm at Hush. $TBA. NYPD - A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

THE FIX - Modern music mix of alternative rock, dance and vibe spun by DJ $RITCH$. FRIDAYS at Stationhouse Pub. Free. OPEN MIC - Featuring Rhonda-Lou Broadfoot after open mic. Come early to sign up. FRIDAYS 8-10pm at James Bay Coffee & Books (143 Menzies). By donation. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH - Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 2pm at Logan’s. Free. SOLID! - Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA. SUNDAY BLUES JAM - Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free. HOOTENANNY - Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin'. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan's. Free. JACK’S OPEN MIC SUNDAYS Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free. BLUEGRASS SUNDAY - Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free. OPEN MIC - Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free. JAM SESSION - Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free. KARAOKE - With your hosts Stacey and Thor. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free. 90210 MONDAYS - DJs Jay Somethin' and Levi Somethin' Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA. INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA. OPEN MIC - Hosted by Katherine & David. TUESDAYS 6pm at The Well. By donation.

B FLAT ACOUSTIC JAM - The music sounds better with you. TUESDAYS 7:30pm at Slider's (3115 Cedar Hill). Free. OPEN MIC - Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free. OPEN STAGE - Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free. ZIPP GUNN & GHOSTBELLY - Spinning the music you love. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Logan's. Free. OPEN MIC NIGHT - Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

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n a talk show last week, 50/50 co-star With Seth Rogen on the scene, you know this Seth Rogen was chatting, in his usual is not going to be one of those gooey and gennervous/stoned manner, about his new teel “expiring with dignity” dramas like Sweet movie and how it’s been getting great November or Dying Young. When he’s not being reviews. “It would have been just awful outspoken about what he sees as Adam’s need for to make a comedy about cancer and have it suck,” oral sex, the cheerfully crass Kyle arranges for a he guffawed with great relief. Rogen needn’t have prescription for medical marijuana (a lot of which worried. The Vancouverhe smokes himself). And, in raised actor tends to specialize between scenes of these two in crass-but-with-heart comguys displaying the emoPERFECTLY POTABLE edies such as Knocked Up and tionally impoverished limits A lot of beer (and medicinal he’s hit the mother lode with of 20-something male bondpot) gets consumed during this 50/50, an autobiographical ing, the rest of 50/50 either movie. Restricting ourselves to account of one of his writing pokes fun at the clumsy the beer theme, anybody who buddies who contracted a rare heartlessness of some doccan’t find a decent pint in this form of spinal cancer in his tors, explores mother-son town needs a new GPS. Beer mid-20s and was given a 50 dynamics, or portrays the is best served fresh at the tap per cent chance of survival. brutal reality of cancer. head, so grab a seat at a local Joseph Gordon-Levitt Although unlikely to brewpub — Swans, Spinnakers, (Inception, 500 Days of spark a trend in Hollywood, Canoe Club and Moon Under Summer) stars as Adam, an 50/50 is immensely appealWater are all great choices — editor at Seattle Public Radio ing as it deftly straddles the and pick something tasty to who gets a terrifying diagnousually distant realms of wash down those nachos and sis at an age when most peocomedy and cancer. Kyle’s wings. I’m always partial to an ple are still worrying about unremitting rudeness may IPA or a “best bitter,” but keep dating, jobs and which apartbe disconcerting to those your eye out for the seasonal ment to live in. Eventually with refined tastes (or anybeers that will be brewed soon. abandoned by his girlfriend one who never succumbed and overwhelmed by the to the scuzzy charms of frantic worryings of an overcomedies like Superbad protective mom (the great Anjelica Huston), mild- or American Pie). But this genuinely funny and mannered Adam mostly depends on his obnox- touching movie not only has the ring of truth but ious and spectacularly vulgar best friend, Kyle also knows how to sneak into your heart. M (Rogen), for companionship. (Emotional support would be much too strong a word for Kyle’s contributions, which mostly consist of badly conceived 50/50 +++½ schemes to use Adam’s cancer-victim status as a Directed by Jonanthan Levine ploy for picking up chicks in bars.) On a sweeter Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen note, Adam clearly has a thing for Katherine, the R - 99 minutes youthful trainee-therapist who has been assigned Continues at the Odeon and Silver City to help him “deal with his feelings.”




THE IDES OF MARCH -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Westshore/Uni 4) The Oscar buzz is already big for this political drama directed by and starring George Clooney, who plays a presidential candidate. Ryan Gosling co-stars as an idealistic campaign staffer who learns that even nice guys play dirty politics. Starts Fri. REAL STEEL -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Westshore) Hugh Jackman is an over-the-hill pugilist (and deadbeat dad in recovery) in a slightly futuristic world where "robot boxing" is the globe's most popular sport. Starts Fri.


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BREAKAWAY -(SilverCity) The very funny Russell Peters stars in a very Canadian comedy about an IndoCanadian guy whose love of hockey makes him defy his tradition-minded parents. ++++CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS -(Odeon) The critics are purring about the new film from quirky cine-genius Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man). Using the "immersive" side of 3-D, Herzog has made a unique documentary about a newlydiscovered cave in France with walls covered with 30,000-year-old caveman art. This is an awe-inspiring delight. +++ CONTAGION -(Capitol/ Westshore) Matt Damon and Kate Winslet star in an edgy bio-thriller about a bird flu pandemic that is trashing the planet (and killing off some fine actors along the way). Despite being directed by Steven Soderbergh, this is surprisingly flat, diffuse and uninvolving.

COURAGEOUS -(SilverCity) Religionfocused Sherwood Pictures presents a drama about four police officers who confront a life-changing event that stirs an awakening of Christian consciousness. DOLPHIN TALE -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Westshore) This true-life story focuses on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin who was given a prosthetic tail. Starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. DREAM HOUSE -(Capitol/ Westshore/Uni 4) This supernatural thriller stars real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz as happily marrieds who move into the "perfect" home, only to realize that they and their children may be in danger because of a brutal crime that happened there years previously. +++½ DRIVE -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Caprice) Mother always warned me about style over substance, but when it comes to this gory, ultra-noir thriller about a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for serious criminals it's hard not to succumb to its considerable charms. Starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan (An Education). +++½ 50/50 -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Caprice) Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) stars in an engaging and very funny emo-comedy about a young man struggling with a cancer diagnosis that gives him a 50% chance of survival. See review. ++½THE HELP -(Odeon) This film exposes the genteel racism prevalent amongst upper-class white women in Mississippi of the 1960s. It's an interesting but uneven effort where a few great performances are stuck in the middle of what is essentially a misguided attempt to turn the civil rights movement into an uplifting feel-good comedy-drama.

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I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT -(Caprice) Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a do-it-all wife/mother/ professional woman who eventually hits a breaking point with her crazy life and its too-many demands. With Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammer. This one has been getting hammered by even the pushover critics. ++KILLER ELITE -(Odeon/ Westshore) Despite fine stars like Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, and Jason Statham, this addled actioner about revenge assassinations involving brutal mercenaries and retired members of Britain's elite Special Air Service is disappointingly routine. LION KING -(Capitol/SilverCity) The classic Disney animation from 1994 has been tweaked for its re-release in 3-D. ++++ MONEYBALL -(Capitol/ SilverCity/Westshore/Uni 4) Even people with no interest in sports (or sports movies) will enjoy this riveting account of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), an underdog who bucked the standard way of doing things and used computer analysis in search of a winning team. MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS -(Caprice) Jim Carrey stars in an amiably goofy comedy about an uptight businessman who learns to unwind when his fancy Manhattan apartment gets invaded by a flock of cute penguins. +++RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES -(Caprice) James Franco stars in a thoughtful reboot of this classic sci-fi series about war between mankind and intelligent apes. In this origins story set in the present day, a medical experiment gets out of hand . . . and some very pissed-off apes get out of the lab. SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD -(Caprice) More pint-sized espionage shenanigans.

++WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? -(Odeon/SilverCity/Uni 4) That endearing neo-screwball comic Anna Faris stars in a disappointingly flabby and derivative comedy about a young woman who starts going backwards through her list of 20 previous lovers convinced that Mr. Perfect has somehow gone unrecognized.

LEAVING THURS. +++½ THE DEBT -(Caprice) THE SMURFS -(Caprice) +++CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE -(Odeon) ABDUCTION -(Capitol/SilverCity/ Westshore) ++½ OUR IDIOT BROTHER -(Caprice)

SCREENINGS MOVIE MONDAY - Screening +++The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) examines the pros and cons of product placement in the movies. And being the provocateur he is, Spurlock does this by making a movie entirely funded by advertisers, in a manner both transparent and very droll. 6:30pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595-FLIC. WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP? -This documentary examines 50 years of hostile relations between Cuba and the U.S.A., especially focusing on the plight of five Cuban operatives jailed in the States for spying on violent anti-Castro forces living in Miami. THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 7 pm, St. John the Divine, 925 Balmoral.

AUTUMN BLISS FALL FAIR FOR WOMEN - Relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Includes local vendors showcasing their products, workshops, presentations, food and raffles. Proceeds support LifeCycles. 10am-4pm at Gardenworks (4290 Blenkinsop). Free. rcrawford@ OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night with the Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada by using their telescopes to observe the moon. Weather Permitting. 6:30-9:30pm at Cattle Point. Free. 250-380-6358.

SUN. OCT. 9 SOOKE SLOW FOOD CYCLE - Tour farms, homes and businesses by bicycle and see where Victoria's local food comes from. Sooke Harbour House (528 Whiffen Spit). 10am-2pm. $21. sookeslowfoodcycle. com.

ONGOING FAMILY DRUMMING WORKSHOP - Experience the joy of rhythm with your loved ones. $50/$35 children. SUNDAYS 10:3011:30am at Rainflower Blessings (238 Beechwood). 250-385-3743. BOARD GAMES NIGHT - Scrabble and more! SUNDAY 5:30pm at the Superior (106 Superior). Free. 250380-9515. 250-380-9515. SCRABBLE NIGHT - Bring a board game and a friend, or play on the in-house boards and find an opponent there. TUESDAYS 6:30-9pm at James Bay Coffee & Books. Free. 250-386-4700.

MARKETS ONGOING JAMES BAY MARKET - An outdoor market where local farmers, artisans, musicians, and service providers can meet and sell to the public. SATURDAYS 9am-3pm. To Oct. 29 at the corner of Menzies and Superior. Free. PENINSULA MARKET - More than 50 vendors offer farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted meats, organic produce and arts and crafts. Last chance. SATURDAY 9am-1pm at the Saanich Fairgrounds (1528 Stellys Cross). Free. NORTH SAANICH MARKET Seasonal produce, locally raised meat, eggs, baking, plants, crafts. Come meet your neighbours. SATURDAYS 9:30am-12:30pm. To Oct. 29 at St. John's United Church (10990 West Saanich). Free. 250-656-1330. GOLDSTREAM STATION MARKET - Stock up on local produce and crafts. SATURDAYS 10am-2pm. To Oct. 15 at the corner of Bryn Maur and Goldstream. Free. MOSS STREET MARKET - Offering local farmers, artisans, crafters, bakers, cooks, bodyworkers and more a place to exchange their goods and services. SATURDAYS 10am-2pm. To Oct. 29 at the corner of Moss and Fairfield. Free.

ACTIVE SAT. OCT. 8 FABULOUS FUNGI - Learn mushroom identification on this guided walk with CRD guest naturalist Kem Luthe. Adults only, registration required. SATURDAY 10:30am-12:30pm & SUNDAY 1-3pm at Francis/King Regional Park. $8. 250-478-3344

SPIRITUAL WED. OCT. 12 REFLECTIONS - First in a weekly series of three offerings on people we envy, people we hate and people we love. Taking a deeper look at ourselves and what we see reflected in the personalities around us. Facilitated by Ann Jacob & Stan Tomandl. 5-7pm at 620 View. $TBA. 250-383-5677

ONGOING LEARN TO MEDITATE - Learn mantra meditation. THURSDAYS 4:30-5:15pm in the Interfaith Chapel (UVic). Free. 250-721-8338 DHARMA TEACHINGS - With Resident Lama Jhampa Tenzin. THURSDAYS 7-9pm at the Victoria Dharma Centre (3371 Maplewood). By donation. 250-385-4828. MEDITATION - Emotional freedom technique and insight meditation. THURSDAYS 7-9pm at Unity Church of Victoria (838 Pandora). By donation. 250-382-1613. SAHAJ MARG MEDITATION INTRODUCTORY TALKS - A heart-centred meditation practiced worldwide for real change from the inside out. Call for more information. SATURDAYS 11am-1pm. Free. 778430-1104. BUDDHIST COMMUNITY SITS Silent meditation followed by taped Dharma talks and discussion. SUNDAYS 7-9pm at Lynn Wylie Yoga Studio (202-1600 Bay). By donation. 250-380-6383. COWABUNGA MEDITATION Join Brad Morris, co-founder of GratiDudes, for a surfer’s approach to meditation. MONDAYS 6:30pm at 1088 Fort. $10.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- The Antimatter Film Festival needs energetic and dependable volunteers to assist with screenings, performances, gallery installations and poster/program distribution. Most shifts are Oct. 14-22. Poster/ program distribution starts late Sept. If you'd like to volunteer and receive free tickets to screenings/events, call 250 385 3327 or email volunteer@ SEEKING DOODLERS - The Slide Room Gallery is going to cover its walls with doodles of all kinds, from the casual to serious, from the simple to the complex, from the silly to the profound. Please bring your submissions directly to the office at the Vancouver Island School of Art in an envelope with 'doodle drawing' on the front. Include your name and contact information. Deadline Oct. 21, 5pm. VICTORIA LEADERSHIP AWARDS - Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 ceremony. Nomination packages are available and may be completed online at Deadline: Nov. 20, 2011. 250-386-2269. SEEKING SINGERS - Hexaphone, Victoria’s six voice chamber ensemble is seeking an alto and low tenor/high baritone to perform a wide range of challenging repertoire, one voice per part. Contact Paul 250-479-2773 for audition times and repertoire. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Christ Church Cathedral is accepting proposals in prose, poetry or dramatic narrative for a December presentation. For more information, call 250-383-2714 or email mgormley@christchurchcathedral. HARMONIOUS SINGERS - Kids, teens, parents & grandparents sing together for the sheer fun of it. Feel free to try a “no-audition session”any MONDAY evening. For more details visit, or 250-385-7464. GETTIN’ HIGHER CHOIR - Come check us out! We are no-audition community choir. All voices are welcome, no experience necessary. Our last “new singers intake” evening for our fall session is THURSDAY. For dates, locations and other details please contact us:, bill@ or 250-920-4160. SUPPORT GROUP - Support group for phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and OCD. With Dr. Tom Lipinski, registered psychologist. THURSDAYS 7-8:30pm at the Bridge Centre (125 Skinner). Free. 250389-1211. SIPCCENTRE - Counsellor-led support group for mature women ready to re-explore their sexual orientation. $8/session. FRIDAYS 5-6:45pm at James Bay New Horizons. LIFERING - Addiction support program. FRIDAYS 6:30pm at Pearkes Rec Centre (3100 Tillicum). 250-920-2095. QUEER YOUTH DROP IN - South Island Pride Community Centre welcomes queer youth, friends, allies and youth from queer families. MONDAYS 6-8pm at Esquimalt Youth Centre (530 Fraser), WEDNESDAYS 6-8pm at Fairfield Community Place (1330 Fairfield). Free.


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WALKSMART - Morning walks for ladies. Coffee and chat to follow. THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS, MONDAYS-WEDNESDAYS 8:45am at the Royal Oak McDonalds (4410 West Saanich). 250-479-4087, VOLKSSPORT WALKS - 5/10 km walk, SATURDAY 9:30am at 4 Mile Pub (199 Island Highway), 250-385-8519. MOKSHA YOGA - Find out what hot yoga is all about. THURSDAYS 2-3:30pm, SATURDAYS 1:30-3pm & MONDAYS 3:15-4:15pm at Moksha Yoga (1088 Fort). $7. 250-385-9642. AXE CAPOEIRA - Learn the Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. Kids classes THURSDAYS & TUESDAYS 3:45-4:45pm. Adults classes SUNDAYS 11:45am-1:45pm. All at Burnside Gym (3130 Jutland). $65 per month for children/$50 per month for adults. 250-884-7998. LAUGHTER YOGA PLUS Combines the breathing of yoga and the healing powers of laughter. THURSDAYS 7:30pm at James Bay Community School Centre (140 Oswego). $8. 250-389-1470. COMMUNITY FLOW YOGA - With Hsin. Proceeds support the SPCA. 6-7:15pm at the Yoga Shala (1322 Broad). $5. 602-743-1937, hsinpai@ VICTORIA HORSESHOE CLUB - Adult drop-in mixed doubles. FRIDAYS 6:45pm. Junior program (8-17 years), WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8pm. All at Glanford Park. 250-385-6162. GHOSTLY WALKS - We’re living in BC’s most haunted city. Find out why and where on this 90 minute walk. No registration required. Every night 7:30pm, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 7:30 & 9:30pm outside the Visitor Information Centre (Government at Wharf). $13/$11 students. 250384-6698.

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SALSA CALIENTE - Beginner and advanced salsa, THURSDAYS 8-10pm. Intermediate mambo, MONDAYS 6:30-7:30pm. Fundamentals of mambo TUESDAYS 6-7pm. Latin workout WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30pm. All at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). $10. 250-389-0222. SAANICH INTERNATIONAL FOLKDANCERS - Learn dances from around the world. No partner or experience needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. FRIDAYS 7pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). Drop-in $5/$4 students/ under 12 free. 250-384-0592, ARGENTINE TANGO - Beginners drop-in classes, with David and Vanessa. FRIDAYS 8pm at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). VBDS BALLROOM DANCE WORKSHOPS - Pre-Bronze/Bronze Waltz 1-2pm, $5/$8/$10 per person, per workshop. Intro to Social Foxtrot and Rumba 2-3pm, $5 per person, per workshop. Singles & couples welcome. SATURDAYS 1-3pm at the Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). 250-721-5483, TANGO VITA - Beginner classes with Hilda-René SATURDAYS 7pm, intermediate 8pm, Milonga 9pm at 306-1221 Broad, 250-477-6360. Beginner and intermediate classes with Jorge-Liliana WEDNESDAYS 8pm, Milonga 9pm at St. Matthias Hall (600 Richmond), 250-858-1234. SWING - Dance to Nightclub music. SATURDAYS 9pm at the Carlton Club (900 Carlton). $5. jayholman@ NUEVO TANGO CLASSES - SUNDAYS. Beginners 2pm, intermediate 3:15pm, practice 4:30pm. All at the Martin Batchelor Gallery (712 Cormorant). $12/$9 students. 778 432-0112, WEST COAST SWING CLASSES Dance to Blues, Country, R&B and Top 40. No partner or experience required. SUNDAYS 6-7pm at Studio 7 (1221 Broad). $13 drop-in. 250-382-4500. CONTEMPORARY DANCE MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30pm at the The Victoria School of Contemporary Dance (649 Gorge East). $15/$8. 250-383-7183. CUBAN SALSA - Classes with Salsa Moderna. Beginner and intermediate MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:30-9:30pm at Café Casablanca (2523 Bridge). 250-8912310, VAN ISLE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS - Dress casually; wear flat soft-soled shoes. No partner required. TUESDAYS 7:30pm. To Sept. 27 at The Eastern Star Lodge (3281 Harriet). Free. 250-598-0207, SALSA - TUESDAYS Beginner's lesson 7pm & intermediate lesson 8:15pm at Studio 4 Athletics (715 Yates). $15. VIC BALLROOM DANCE SOCIETY Practice. FRIDAYS 7-9:30pm at Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). WEDNESDAYS 7:45-10pm at Cedar Hill Rec Centre (3220 Cedar Hill). Free for first-timers. 250-721-5483,



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FANTASTIC FRIDAY - Familyfriendly fun, games, food, crafts, music and stories. Dinner provided. 4:30-6:30pm at St. Luke's Hall (3821 Cedar Hill Cross). Free. 250-477-6741, HOUSEWARMING GALA Celebrate the Community Arts Council of Greater Victorias's new office, Gallery and Gallery Cafe spaces. A cross-section of local visual artists, musicians and poets will be performing and demonstrating their work, and a raffle hosted by the Saanich Legacy Foundation will raise money for future CACGV arts programs. 6:30-10pm at The Arts Centre (3220 Cedar Hill). Free.









OUR PLACE THANKSGIVING DINNER - Serving Victoria's homeless a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. With music, delicious food and a festive atmosphere. 11:30am at Our Place (919 Pandora). Free. 250-388-7112.

GOODLIFE FITNESS MARATHON - Includes marathon, half marathon 8km road race and the Thrifty Foods kids run & marathon. 8:45am on Menzies beside the BC Legislative Buildings. Free to attend.




A COURSE IN MIRACLES - Unite the light in you. In-depth study group. MONDAYS 7:30-9:30pm. Call for details. 250-386-5919. DROP-In Meditation - Each class includes guided meditation, practical instruction and discussion. MONDAYS 7-8:30pm and WEDNESDAYS 10-11:30 am at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre (2020A Douglas). WEDNESDAYS 7-8:30pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). THURSDAYS 7-8:30pm James Bay United Church (511 Michigan). 250-592-7164, ZEN MEDITATION - Learn Zen mediation. TUESDAYS 7-8pm in the Interfaith Chapel (UVic). Free. 250-721-8338. WAY OF MASTERY - Taking you from sleep to wakefulness, from illusion to reality. Reminding you of who you are. WEDNESDAYS 7-9:30pm at 415-200 Dallas. By donation. 250-920-0948.




METCHOSIN FARMERS' MARKET- SUNDAYS 11am-2pm. To Oct. 31 at the Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley). Free.

Mayor Dean Fortin welcomes the opportunity to meet with citizens to discuss their issues and concerns during ‘Open Door’.




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SERVICE ADVISOR. We have an immediate opening for the position of Service Advisor. Applicant should be mechanically inclined, computer literate and familiar with all types of automotive vehicle repairs. Apply in person or writing to: Browns Chrysler Ltd., 10447-104 Ave., Westlock, AB, T7P 2E4. Phone 1-780349-5566. Fax 1-780-3496493. Email: Attention: Dale Marshall.

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EXPANDING DODGE Dealership requires Journeyman automotive technicians. Thriving vibrant community. Wages $38.00 & up. Excellent benefits, relocation bonus. Fax resume 306-463-6808 email: Kindersley, Sask.

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HEY YOU! ADVOCATES FOR affordable housing. Join this coalition for affordable housing! Create new city by-laws that facilitate the necessary changes required to transition renters into owners. Create ownership oriented opportunities like CoOperative and Rent-to-Own. The policies of City Hall have created the housing crisis in Victoria which we all continue to pay for. To reverse it, we must grow this coalition of voters. We are already half way to our goal, but need 4000 more voters. A daunting task until you realize 7 out of 8 people didn’t vote for our present administration. Help create Regime Change in Victoria!

LECHE’S CLOTHING (located at Oak Bay Junction). Tons of great bargains in stock now including Lululemon, Guess, Seven, True Religion & many more name brands. We buy & sell trendy used clothing & accessories. Now Open Daily. Come Check Us Out! 250592-4991.

I SAW YOU MAN WITH tan shirt outside Munroe’s Book Store last Saturday, please contact Box #642 C/O BC Classified, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4. MONDAY AFTERNOON, behind Applebee’s, at Shelbourne and Mackenzie. YOU: black, very dark, dreds; ME: green sedan: our eyes met and I should have stopped. Call 250-598-3999. Dee.


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TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Fall special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

TIMESHARE ASK YOURSELF what is your TIMESHARE worth? We will find a buyer/renter for CA$H. NO GIMMICKS- JUST RESULTS! 1-(888)879-7165. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

TRAVEL BRING THE family! Sizzling Summer Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: or call 1-800-214-0166.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-3880123 ext. 229 or visit our website: today.

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HAIRSTYLIST GOT CLIENTS? Boss taking all your cash, sick of begging for time off? Chair rent or high commission. No pressure call Lisa at Atmosphaire 250-381-4247. EI & WCB included in rent HAVE QUESTIONS about the upcoming Victoria Municipal Election? Visit for information, candidate interviews and more.


WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN? Like that dumb bitch bus driver who had a fucking cow when I pushed the door to get off the bus. How the fuck do you think you open the fucking door you brainless bitch? As for you brainless and ball less piece of shit who started gesturing to me like you are some tough guy GROW THE FUCK UP! I only swore at you because you looked like a moron and were trying to threaten me. btw your hot sister needs to open her eyes and ears and get a fucking clue. I didn’t swear at you first. I don’t have a mental problem so FUCK YOU! If you are going to say that why don’t you say it to my face if you have the fucking balls! You are probably crying to your mommy as we speak. haha I showed you all how.

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ACCOUNTING & Payroll trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-424-9417. AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

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Looking for a NEW job? The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Assistant with excellent verbal and written communication skills to support one of the principle owners. Primary duties of this position include managing calendars, coordinating travel arrangements, preparing and insuring that required documents and other materials are provided in advance of meetings. An advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel is required, as well as excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple confidential and important responsibilities simultaneously. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email:



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(250)388-9292 HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763

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THE MUSTARD Seed Society is seeking volunteers for the Great Canadian Food Fight October 13-16th – a challenge to determine which of three Food Banks can raise the most food/financial donations within 48 hours. Shifts are 2-4 hours in various locations. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269.

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INTREPID THEATRE needs volunteers for their upcoming Enchanted Halloween, from Oct. 28-30. Volunteers will issue tickets, give change and answer questions. Shifts are 4 hours long and training will be provided. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

JOIN NEWALTA Track Hoe Operators #11-0154 Newalta is looking for experienced track hoe operators throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Driver’s license, four wheel drive vehicle, H2S and first aid required. Any additional tickets needed will be supplied. Oilfield background or remote location experience is an asset. Schedule is 21 days on and 7 days off. Newalta has much to offer including competitive wages, growth opportunities and benefits such as meal allowances and supplied accommodations while on shift. Email/fax your resume: to or fax (403) 806-7076.

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

Alberta earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. COMOX VALLEY RV requires a Sales Manager, Finance Manager and 2 Sales Representatives. Automotive sales experience an asset. Please email your resume to:


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It was 125 years ago on Sept. 30th, 1886 that the first E & N passenger train ran to Nanaimo but some individual has now helped stop it for the last six months. Many thanks for ANDREA at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Emergency for her services. Your Watchdog & Observer.

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OCTOBER 6 - 12, 2011

This week is the only Full Moon that occurs in Aries all year. his week the only Full Moon that occurs in Aries all year, takes place. It’s important to know that Aries is a feisty sign! This kind of Full Moon energy will trigger snappy retorts and short tempers. (“Was that bird flapping or flipping?”) Patience is your only recourse. Yes, patience is a Band-Aid but it’s better than full on anger, which creates a miserable atmosphere for everyone. Patience also gives you a chance to think before having that inevitable, knee-jerk reaction. Incidentally, did you know the origin of the word “scruples” means “to hesitate”? Therefore, scrupulous behavior is simply thinking about what you do, before you do it. Simple. (I’ve been thinking about something for quite a while now, and I’ve decided to make a cold chicken sandwich.)


ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19 The only Full Moon in your sign all year is taking place this week. Yowsers! Naturally, this is going to set things off for some of you, especially in your relationships with partners and close friends. Your annoyance with others (and their seemingly impossible, obtuse behavior), will intensify until Wednesday. After that, almost magically, these problems will diminish or even disappear. Go figure. Therefore, remind yourself that whatever happens will be short-lived. Don’t blow your cool and say things you will later regret. (Actually, a hot, sexy month ahead holds promises for you.) And remember: All behavior is foreplay.

TAURUS APRIL 20-MAY 20 The Full Moon that takes place this week could create problems in your job or workplace. Short tempers will flare. People will be impatient and very quick to attack. It’s unlikely you will display anger because you know that if you ever really get angry, it’s devastation. (Oh yeah.) Therefore, you generally hold your anger in check. Because you have learned how to demonstrate grace under pressure, you might be able to be a role model to others who are on the verge of being jerks and doing or saying things they will later regret. (Think about this.) Partnerships are going to get quite cozy for you in the month ahead. (Something to look forward to.)

GEMINI MAY 21-JUNE 20 Romance is very rocky this week because of the Full Moon. Lovers’ quarrels will likely take place. But this kind of tension will rear its ugly head in sports events GEORGIA as well as the arts and NICOLS dealing with children. So many things can go wrong! Actually, nothing has to go wrong if you can keep your own temper in check and be tolerant and patient with others. The Full Moon only agitates people who are already on edge. You don’t have to fall victim to it. “A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.” (Plus always love your enemies because it drives them crazy!)

CANCER JUNE 21-JULY 22 There’s something classic about this particular Full Moon, this week, because it makes you choose between your obligations to home, family and your personal life, versus your obligations to your career, profession and public reputation. This is always difficult because you can’t be all things to all people. (Sometimes you can’t even meet your own expectations looking at yourself in the mirror!) Don’t get your belly in a rash about any of this. You’re human. You put your pants on one leg at a time like everyone else. Just do what you can do and live with it. Romance, vacations, the arts and playful times with children promise fun times ahead.

LEO JULY 23-AUG 22 Some Full Moons are accident-prone for some signs, and this is what’s happening for Leo this week. Forewarned is forearmed. But do take note: a Full Moon doesn’t actually cause an accident. You cause the accident. If you are mildly worried or agitated about something, the gravitational pull of the Full Moon can exacerbate this to the point where you are suddenly angry or distracted and this is what causes the accident. Therefore, accidents can be avoided if you remain

calm and mellow. No yelling. No road rage. No cussing. The expression of your anger doesn’t vent it – it actually makes you more excited and angrier. Cool your Jets.

VIRGO AUG 23-SEPT 22 Concerns about finances are likely taking place for many of you. Disputes about earnings, possessions, shared property or job-related issues that affect your earnings might come to a head this week. Naturally, you’ll have a reaction to this because people always react to financial matters. We pretend we don’t – but that’s just a façade. People lose sleep over money! (Pay your rent, your friends will always feed you.) Actually, certain issues are coming to a head now and when they are resolved, things could end up in your favour. The reason this is likely is that you have lovely travel opportunities in the year ahead. Following that, your reputation looks fabulous!

LIBRA SEPT 23-OCT 22 Every Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and the Moon -- and the Full Moon in Aries this week is directly opposite your sign. (Gulp.) This means you are part of the equation! This is why you might be agitated in your relationships with partners and close friends. However, if you remain mellow, understanding and patient – this doesn’t have to be a big deal. But, if you overreact to what you perceive to be a slight, barb or misunderstanding – then things could get nasty in a New York minute. (“Overreact? Perceive? Did you hear that? That was an in-your-face insult!”) Instead, focus on the fact that in the next six weeks, you can boost your earnings and for sure, you’ll be buying treasures for yourself and loved ones. Yay!

SCORPIO OCT 3-NOV 21 You might skate by rather easily with this particular Full Moon. (Then again, you could be perturbed with co-workers or feel agitated by health issues.) But on the whole, I think it will be a nonevent for you. Whatever happens will be brief and will blow over very quickly. Now that both Mercury and Venus are in your sign, you feel diplomatic, charming and chatty! You’re


excited about something because marvelous opportunities to socialize are almost within your grasp. Furthermore, you sense a powerful time is ahead – and you’re right. It is. Therefore, you’re not going to let a little Full Moon ruin your fun, are you? (You have more self-control than that.)

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22-DEC 21 This is a tricky week dealing with friends, especially friends and acquaintances in group situations. You might butt heads with people in clubs, organizations and conferences, plus meetings or classes. Actually, these difficulties could extend as well to your relationships with children and romantic partners. (Oy vey.) Even matters related to the arts and sports events might become prickly! If this happens, it’s important to know that once the Full Moon has peaked, these problems will greatly diminish or even disappear. By Wednesday and certainly Thursday, things will return to normal again. (Whatever that is.) Sometimes normal is a drag. If so – time to get outta Dodge.

accident is your own emotional imbalance. If you get angry, distracted or confused – this creates a situation which is ripe for accidents. Therefore, it’s all up to you, isn’t it? You have to maintain your cool. Romance with a boss or someone older or richer is likely for some of you. (This could be an interesting distraction.) Be patient with partners because Mars opposite your sign makes it easy for you to feel annoyed with others. Yes – they are annoying –but you have to suck it up.

PISCES FEB 19-MARCH 20 Disputes about inheritances, taxes, debt, insurance matters and shared property are likely,

because the Full Moon this week will agitate these very areas. Fortunately, it could also force things to come to a head. You might be able to resolve something very nicely by the end of the week. (Wishful thinking – but hey - wishful thinking is prayer-lite.) After all, your mind is creating your universe. That’s why you have to be careful what you’re wishing for! Don’t get too caught up in disputes about property and money. Instead, focus on travel opportunities in the future because many of you will go somewhere and have a fabulous time! In fact, romance with someone from another culture or a different country might blossom. (Sigh.)

CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 19 You’re very high viz. right now and the Full Moon this week could cause problems with your public reputation (but only because you lose it in public – ya think?) Or it might cause problems by making you choose between home and family, versus career and public life. Nevertheless, you cannot ignore that you are in the limelight right now. Important people notice you. Therefore, you have to maintain appearances. (Something every Capricorn knows how to do.) Prestige, respect and status are important to you. You want to look like you’re doing the right thing. No public fumbles or gaffes. (Major groan.) Fear not. Your sex life looks hot and friendships look cozy. What’s to worry?

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