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on’t look now, but a new type of car is becoming more common on the streets of Greater Victoria. Made available in Canada for the first time last year, electric cars are becoming a viable option for motorists looking to lessen their environmental impact. “I was pretty committed to reducing my carbon footprint,” said Jennifer Wilson, an Oak Bay resident who bought a Nissan Leaf in December. “I actually sold my gas internal combustion engine car about three years ago, with the notion that I would wait and not get another car until I could get an electric vehicle.” Unlike hybrids, which operate on a combination of electric and gas power, the Leaf is one of a few different models of fully electric cars which are beginning to be rolled out in Can“I foresee ada. Mitsubishi delivered its first eventually having iMiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) last month in Winnicharging stations and other automakers such at various locations peg, as Ford and Toyota are readying throughout Oak Bay.” their own models for release. For Wilson, who spent the last – Mayor Nils Jensen three years taking public transit and participating in a car-share program, the wait was worth it. “I was excited to finally bring it home.” She is able to drive up to 160 kilometres on a full charge in ideal driving conditions. “It’s more than enough for getting around town. We can also make it to Vancouver and Nanaimo and there’s charging stations in both of those cities.” The biggest adjustment for owners of electric vehicles is making sure the battery is charged. The cars can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet, which will give a full charge in 21 hours. Or, homeowners can have a 240-volt charging station installed, which reduces the charging time to around

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Jennifer Wilson and partner Jon Waplington prepare to plug in their new electric car at their St. David Street home. Wilson went three years without a car awaiting delivery of the ‘greener’ vehicle. eight hours. A third, 480-volt option is available, which can charge the car in 30 minutes, but it’s typically only used for commercial applications. More charging stations are appearing with each passing month. The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Parkside Victoria Resort and Thrifty Foods store at Quadra and Cook streets have recently installed stations. A website, www.plugshare.com, maps out charging stations across North America. There aren’t any in Oak Bay at present, but Mayor Nils Jensen wants to see that change. “It’s something we need to do given the growing popularity of electric vehicles,” he said. “I foresee eventually having charging stations at various locations throughout Oak Bay.” PLEASE SEE: Electric vehicles, Page A5

It could be months before charges, if any, are laid against a 90-year-old driver who police say struck a 70-year-old Oak Bay man in a mobility scooter Dec. 28. Anthony Soulsby suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to Victoria General Hospital, where he died a few days later. Oak Bay police are handling the investigation, but are awaiting a report from the Saanich police crash analyst, said Oak Bay Deputy Chief Kent Thom. Witnesses reported that Soulsby was driving his scooter across Chaucer Avenue at Foul Bay Road when the woman, who was turning left onto Chaucer, collided with him. “We have to get that accident reconstructionist report before we can send the whole package off to the Crown for recommendations,” Thom said. The case has drawn comparisons to a similar incident that happened back in September 2010. Patricia Taylor, then 79, struck pedestrian Johanna Heisler, 82, of Oak Bay, who was in a crosswalk on Beach Drive at Bowker Avenue. Taylor, who had not been drinking, nor was she speeding, was ultimately charged with driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act. The case dragged through the court in 2011, with a number of postponements. Eventually the restorative justice process was used, bringing together the victim’s son, the driver’s family and witnesses. Restorative justice may be an option for the Soulsby family if Crown counsel approves charges, Thom said. “There’s actually a lot of similarities between this collision and that one, but there are different circumstances.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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University of Victoria research centre marks 20 years of investigation into what happens when we get older Ryan Flaherty News staff

There’s something fitting about the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging celebrating a milestone. The interdisciplinary research centre is entering its 20th year in 2012. Over two decades it’s become one of Canada’s foremost examiners of the issues facing our aging population, and their impact on society as a whole. It seems like a no-brainer that the subject would merit scrutiny, but that wasn’t always the case. “When the centre first opened, there was very little focus in our community on aging, despite the fact that even then, the percentage of older adults was higher in Victoria than most other parts of British Columbia,” says Holly Tuokko, who has been with the centre since 1997 and became its director in 2009. My, how things change. These days, the centre has nearly 50 research affiliates in 18 different areas of study, from engineering to nursing, biochemistry to anthropology. Research projects focus on such topics as housing, health service usage and caregiving, among many others.

It’s all part of an effort to paint a comprehensive picture of what life is like for older adults, and where our aging population is headed. “As we’ve moved forward, more and more of us have become aware of the issues related to aging,” Tuokko says. “(Studying) the impact on society and how society can contribute to healthy aging, (can help) to keep as many of us healthy and active as long as possible.” The director herself is in the midst of a national study looking at the hot-button issue of seniors and driving. Opinions abound on whether restrictions should be imposed on drivers once they reach a certain age, but Tuokko points out that very few – including those which shape government policy – are based on hard facts. “(Policy) was developed many years ago ... without the data behind it,” she says. “Now we’re collecting the data to make sure the practices that are going on are in fact the best practices.” To be clear, Tuokko adds, the goal is not necessarily to get seniors off the road. “Our study is to identify at what points we might need to do

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Holly Tuokko, director of the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging, stands in the survey room at UVic, where researchers conduct interviews with people across Canada.

some more looking at people, or what kinds of things will assist people.” Neena Chappell, centre director for the first 10 years and currently a research affiliate, says this is a particularly important time for the study of aging. “We’re the first cohort where everybody lives to old age,” she explains. “In earlier times, a few people would live as long as most do today, but now we virtually all do, and we can expect to.” In addition, Chappell points out, the first of the baby boomers are now entering retirement, which has profound implications for society as a whole. “Our definition of old age may start to be defined as older.” Chappell is involved in several studies currently underway at the centre. One involves looking at drugs being given to people with dementia and how their effects are perceived by patients’ family members and physicians. The results of the study could have some very real impacts

Oak Bay council is considering an amendment to its municipal boulevard program which would allow residents to opt out of the service. Currently, nearly a thousand Oak Bay property owners pay between $76 and $415 annually for the service, which sees parks department staff water, fertilize and mow the boulevard grass. The fee is based on the length of the property’s frontage. The amendment, if approved, would allow property owners to opt out of the program, but only if the municipality receives a petition signed by at least two-thirds of property owners on both sides of a given block. Municipal staff would still care for trees on boulevards, but residents would be responsible for all other upkeep. Last year Oak Bay generated $163,000 from boulevard maintenance fees.

down the road. “One of our deliverables at the end is to recommend whether they should be covered (by Pharmacare),” Chappell says. It’s just one of many ways the work done at the centre can influence public policy, notes Tuokko. “I think the centre has made many contributions to raising the profile of aging issues and finding ways to support, be proactive and facilitate positive change,” she says. Of course, looking back at the past can lead to gazing into the future. And Chappell sees a major shift on the horizon. “The conversation is going to be very different,” she says. “Instead of declining fertility rates and old schools, you may well be talking about what we’re going to do with these empty nursing homes and assisted living places.” Whatever the questions, the Centre on Aging will more than likely be instrumental in finding the answers. reporter@vicnews.com

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Two requests for parking restrictions were rejected by council at its committee of the whole meeting Monday. Residents of two homes in the 2600-block of Currie Rd. hoped to have their block designated residential only, given the block’s proximity to Oak Bay Marina, Windsor Park, St. Christopher’s Montessori school and several apartments and businesses. The other request came from a resident of Woodburn Avenue, who complained about added congestion due to an increasing number of Camosun College and University of Victoria students parking on the street. Engineering staff visited both sites to gauge the situation and determined that neither warranted a change of rules. reporter@vicnews.com

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Electric vehicles are gaining in popularity Continued from Page A1

The provincial government is climbing on board the electric bandwagon. The province is offering a $5,000 rebate to residents who buy electric vehicles, as well as a $500 rebate for those who choose to install a charging station at home. Since the Leaf became available late last year, Nissan has sold 10 in the Greater Victoria area. The demand locally for such vehicles will likely continue to rise. “We had a test drive event in October, and just short of 140 people came down to try them out,” said Andrew Mackintosh, Leaf sales consultant at Campus Nissan. Early returns at Victoria Mitsubishi are equally positive. “We sold three (iMiEVs) before they’d even arrived,” said sales manager Brad Shorter. He has another five in stock and plans to order three more soon. Mackintosh noted that a large percentage of all electric vehicles sold in Canada to date have been purchased on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, thanks to shorter driving distances and the rela-

tively temperate climate. Realtor Philip Illingworth, who also recently bought an electric car, said his family will keep their Volvo wagon for longer trips, but he finds the new vehicle ideal for his work. “I was worried that 160 kilometres wouldn’t be enough, and maybe some days I might be pushing that, but there can’t be many. Most days I’m home by six or seven, and by 10 it’s fully charged,” said Illingworth, who owns a 240-volt charging station. For Wilson, not only was buying the car important from an ecological standpoint, she recognizes the need for early adopters to embrace this type of technology. “Like any new technology, there has to be a wave of people who are willing to take a chance on something new in order to build some momentum and demand,” she said. She’s taken the movement one step further. On top of her electric bill, Wilson pays a company called Bullfrog Power to return the equivalent electricity to what she uses back into the grid from renewable sources. “I can say my car is powered by green electricity.” reporter@vicnews.com

Yolanda McDougall misses a passerby with a shovel of snow as she helps to clear the sidewalk in front of her husband’s dental office on Oak Bay Avenue Wednesday. McDougall and Sid Vereeck, right, were hurrying to clear the path for pedestrians getting around on foot. The winter precipitation made driving tricky, but all area children enjoyed a snow day off school. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Winter blast forces school closures Kyle Slavin News staff

Students around the Capital Region woke up to a snow day Wednesday, unless their school was the University of Victoria. Environment Canada predicted 10 centimetres of snow to blanket the region, sparking the Greater Victoria and Saanich school districts to cancel classes. Royal Roads University and Camosun College also closed for the day. However, UVic students were expected to show up for classes. “If transit is providing pretty

much full service to its UVic routes, then we stay open,” said university spokesperson Patty Pitts. The university has only shut down twice in its 49-year existence. In the end, it was left to instructors to decide whether their classes would be cancelled, Pitts said. By late Wednesday morning, only a handful of bus routes had been cancelled, though B.C. Transit was advising passengers to expect delays due to slow traffic and higher than normal ridership. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen recommended that people stay off the roads, as public works crews

were having a difficult time staying ahead of the heavy snow. “It’s a mess out there. The accumulations are significant and our plow operators are out there doing banner work, but they’re still not getting ahead of it,” he said. “In other words, stay home if you can.” After a heavy snowfall overnight Tuesday, Wednesday brought more snow and blowing winds. While the temperature hit a low of -13 C with the wind chill during the morning rush hour, it warmed up later in the day. – with files from Roszan Holmen kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Young girl’s dream becomes reality Jeneece Place opens at VGH After four years and a Herculean fundraising effort, Jeneece Place opens its doors today (Jan. 20) on the grounds of Victoria General Hospital. Jeneece Edroff, a teenage fundraising dynamo battling a rare condition, had envisioned a Ronald McDonald House-type facility, where out-of-town families of

children in care could and stay while visiting at VGH. In 2008, the busy “penny girl” needed a new project after raising more than $1 million for Variety-The Children’s Charity. That vision has become a reality. The Queen Alexandra Foundation has managed the project and donated $1 million, as did Telus and the Norgaard Foundation, and the Vancouver Island Health Authority donated the land at VGH. In all, 2,200 separate dona-

tions were made from service groups and individuals. The $5.5-million facility has 10 bedrooms, a vast kitchen, dining room and play area. Beacon Community Services will manage and clean the house, which will be staffed around the clock. Public tours of Jeneece Place are Jan. 21 and 22, noon to 4 p.m. See www.jeneeceplace.org or www.queenalexandra.org for more information. editor@oakbaynews.com

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The Oak Bay Theatre, shown in the left photo in the early 1970s, opened in 1936 and offered the first movie-going experience for many residents of the municipality. The neon sign, refurbished in 2006, remains, but shops and offices have replaced the theatre, which closed in 1986.

Oak Bay: Then and Now It was in 1936 that the municipality’s second movie theatre threw its doors open for the premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring James Cagney and Mickey Rooney. The movie house, initially called the Little Theatre, but known to most simply as The Oak Bay – a nod to the colourful neon sign out front – operated for 50 years in the Castle Block, a Tudor-style building in the heart of Oak Bay Village.

The theatre was popular with area children for its Saturday matinees, and specialized in British films in its later years. Over the years, many Oak Bay girls worked their first job there, serving as usherettes, wearing crisp, red blazers. The first purpose-designed movie house in Oak Bay, and in fact Victoria, was built up the road at 2013 Oak Bay Ave. in 1913. The Avenue Theatre hosted

silent movies and vaudeville acts, but closed when the Great Depression hit. It was converted to suites in 1943 and still stands as a residential building. The neon sign with the blue background at The Oak Bay was restored in 2006 as an Oak Bay centennial legacy project and shines brightly today over a collection of retail shops. – with thanks to the Oak Bay Archives editor@oakbaynews.com

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Some things are worth repeating There are some things we seem to editorialize on every year. Readers can expect to hear about such societal concerns as drinking and driving, the need to properly fund important charities and staying safe. Which is why this week’s snowfall is another reminder that even in our Island paradise we need to be prepared for the unexpected – and even the worse than expected. The unpredictability of weather means that a forecast calling for a few flurries can morph into a blizzard before our eyes. And because heavy snowfall is not the norm for us, it doesn’t take much to cause chaos on our roads and with our lives. With oceans around us, Island streets can get especially icy when the temperature drops. And of course, too many people wait until after it snows to decide it’s time to properly equip their vehicles. Summer or bald tires and a heavy foot can turn rush hour into a tangle of fender benders and emergency vehicles. Even the most cautious drivers are at the mercy of those who really should be more responsible. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: be prepared. Make sure your vehicle is winterproofed and, even then, think twice about whether you absolutely need to be on the road. The good news, from what police reported this week, is that people seem to be listening. As of Wednesday, only one major, snow-related crash in the region was reported in Saanich. In that incident, the driver slid into a power pole after losing patience with a more cautious motorist. Enough said, at least for now.

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This weekend’s opening of Jeneece Place on the grounds of Victoria General Hospital marks a remarkable triumph for an amazing young woman. A home-away-from-home for families with kids in care at VGH, the $4 million facility is but the latest chapter in Jeneece Edroff’s story. Still a teenager, she has battled Neurofibromatosis while dedicating herself to helping others. Our entire community is indebted to Edroff, who has shown that even the young among us can achieve truly amazing things.

What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Moviegoing is no cheap thrill If it’s a washroom that still I love going to the movies. provides paper towel, then wads of Except for the drive into town. it litter the floor and countertops. And finding parking. Then there’s the girls. And the cost. Mostly teens on dates, Ticket prices aren’t too spiffing up their faces – as bad these days, having if they need it. If I wore remained fairly stable for that much eye makeup I’d the past few years after need a seeing eye dog to a sharp rise in the ’90s. get around. But if the average movie After the trip to the loo, runs two hours and the there’s the whole gettingaverage ticket costs $12, back-to-my-seat-in-the-dark that’s 10 cents a minute. part. No can do. At my age At that price, the show it takes longer for my eyes had better be a good one, Laura Lavin to adjust to the dark after the seats comfy, and the Equilibrium the bright fluorescents of corn? Perfectly popped. the bathroom. But $6.50 for popcorn Then there’s me standing at the and 75 cents for butter? Can’t have bottom of the theatre, scanning the it without butter, though. I don’t crowd, searching out my vacant really drink pop, but if you’re going seat. Trudging up the aisle, trying to have all that salty popcorn, not to block others’ views while at you’ve gotta have a pop. But $4 for the same time trying to keep my a small pop? I could get a large for eye on the prized seat and avoid 50 cents more, but then I’d have tripping on the stairs. to go to the bathroom during the Then, the misjudge. All that movie and that would take 50 cents concentration on the seat and the out of the show I paid to see. And if walk-in with whispered ‘excuse my timing’s off and there’s a lineup, me’s,’ trying not to trip over purse it could hit $1. Too rich for my straps, catch a drink straw on my blood. sweater, or end up giving a stranger The movie theatre bathroom an unintentional lap dance and might be part of the entertainment. there’s my seat: in the row below Considering the number of people me. using them they are pretty clean, Were I 30 years younger, I might but still, in the ladies’ room there’s try to step over, but I’m smarter no dearth of popcorn balancing now, having developed a sixth here and there and the odd drink sense about these things. I can cup, too. Only the ignorant would foresee myself, one leg stretched bring food into these most unholy over the seat almost touching the of places.

sticky floor below, the other firmly planted, knee thrust out just to the point of snapping a tendon, my rear end in my seat mate’s face – trapped. No way up or down without assistance from at least two burly men or three of those skinny, pimply-faced teenage boys that sweep the floor after the movie’s done. So instead, I ‘excuse’ my way along the row, arms tightly at my side, sweater pulled in, feet treading gingerly and try again one row down. Finally back in my seat, at least 15 minutes of the movie will have gone by and the plot is lost to me. My fiancé, who would have been sitting there the whole time happily munching a large bag of popcorn would be of no use to me in catching up. So I’ll skip the pop to avoid the whole scene. My fiancé is a bright guy, but cannot for the life of him follow the plot of a movie. Ten minutes in, he’s leaning over to me asking: “Who is that guy?” To which I reply: “How should I know?” He’s one of those people that needs to know the entire plot before sitting down to the movie and enjoys a recap at the end. “Oh, you mean the guy in the trench coat was the same guy that was in the restaurant?” “Yes dear.” Sigh. At least he pays for the popcorn. Laura Lavin is the associate editor for the Victoria News. llavin@vicnews.com

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Let’s ‘get on with’ LRT Re: Patience key to solving traffic woes (The Gen Y Lens Jan. 13). During the last election I visited a senior’s home where one gentleman asked, with a stern look, “What about this Light Rapid Transit?” I suggested that Victoria was ready for it, but it was not a project we could pay for ourselves. I’d been doing my homework, chasing funding sources and making the case with provincial and federal politicians where I could. With many voters, the LRT question was an admonishment to be more frugal and let transit users make do with what we have. I was a little surprised with his response: “We’ve been talking about this for years; it’s time to get on with it.” It brings me back to Kyle Slavin’s column. It’s a good piece about behaviour, but I want to make the case that on the planning side, we’ve been patient long enough. LRT makes sense and is more compelling every day. We’ve identified many choices we will need to make for a

sustainable future. Our Regional Growth Strategy, now more than a decade old, enjoys broad political support and it emphasizes walking, cycling and transit. As far back as the ‘90s LRT was proposed as an alternative to highway expansion. The province decided we weren’t ready for it then but the choice of corridors and the shape of an ideal system were well thought out. B.C. Transit, a regional body, went through an exhaustive process of community consultation and planning work and confirmed the alignment and proposed technologies last year. The plan was supported by municipal governments and the CRD, as good a proxy as any for a more formal regional endorsement. The need to regain some momentum on LRT is critical. As Slavin’s column noted, it will take several years to build. All the more reason to complete the business case review and get moving on the “Team CRD” concept I proposed last year to chase the senior government funding necessary to pay for

Readers respond: Show of support makes reader proud I was born and raised in Amsterdam (the city of Anne Frank and her family). We really cherished our Jewish friends and neighbours. In the ‘30s, many came to our city from Germany and were very welcome. I think it is high time someone speaks up for the Jewish community, since Canada seems to be the only country on the side of Israel, their homeland. May I say with respect they did not choose, they were chosen like the royals. On Jan. 8 I had the opportunity once again to be with the Jewish community. It was beautiful to see the large turnout and feel the atmosphere of love that I thought ‘this is my Canada.’ Some 50 years ago I had the opportunity to work daily with young people of all nationalities. I always thought Canadians stood head and shoulders above the rest. That is how as a young woman I chose to come to Canada. I came to the conclusion that Canadians and Jewish people have a lot in common. I just hope other cities and Canada as a whole take note and follow Victoria’s lead. Thank you for the privilege to live among you. Once again I congratulate myself for choosing

the project. LRT is not the only solution to our transportation challenges, but it is perhaps the most important. We know that LRT is our best choice to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and we are all committed to a provincial climate action program. We know that the highway and Douglas St. alignment best connect people between home and workplace, as well as many other important destinations. We know that the E&N is not a good fit for LRT (though it can work for other commuter services). And we know that we can’t keep expanding road capacity – it’s just not sustainable. A regional transportation authority still makes good sense, but we’ve done a lot of homework on the planning side already. What we need is funding commitments, completion of business plans and a new political commitment to “get on with it.” We’ve been patient long enough. John Luton Executive Director, Capital Bike and Walk

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this country. It is on days like Jan. 8 I presume that it must feel good to be our creator. Wilma Johannesma Victoria

Religion at fault for persecution of Jews It was great to see the Victoria Multi Faith Society’s firm stand against bigotry and heartwarming to see the turnout for the vigil at the Jewish Cemetery. Also there are many good articles and comments on this topic, but I still get the sense that religion sees itself as the victim rather than the cause of such hatred. It was the Christian church that vilified and harassed the Jews for many centuries. Furious that Jews would not convert, Luther among others demanded their expulsion from the land and accused them of killing Christ. No wonder Hitler was moved to say: “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” (Mein Kampf) Trouble is that anti-Semitism is ingrained into Western culture and unless we burn a pile of books, the only way we will ever be free from this curse is if the church openly accepts

responsibility for generating such hatred towards the Jews -since most of its members seem unaware of our involvement in the Holocaust. Otherwise I’m afraid that anti-Semitism will continue to rise to the surface from the depths of our culture whenever opportunity arises. Andy Mulcahy Victoria

Harper too close to provincial government I have a rather cynical point of view on the acquisition of the new chief of staff for Premier Christy Clark. $100 million of interest savings on the HST payback buys many favours. The acquisition of Mr. Boessenkool looks more like an appointment by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The governance of this province will now come from the office of Stephen Harper, to which Christy Clark has reduced her status to nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Prime Minister. Christy Clark has demonstrated to British Columbians she does not have the strength or the ability to govern this province. The B.C. Liberal party must now consider her future. Leo Vezina Central Saanich

Follow the money to find out I salute David Suzuki’s bringing awareness of the environmental issues to us. However I was taught to lead by example. What kind of example does he show us? He travels by car and airplane and I suspect lives in a home that depends on fossil fuels to some extent. I would love to know what the carbon footprint is of his many specials on TV (for which, I am

sure, he is handsomely paid). If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. When Daniel Pearl was murdered, his wife said, in an interview, that to learn the truth as a journalist one simply had to follow the money. Northern Gateway is about profits versus environment. Like, duh! Brian Horsfall Victoria

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Burns birthday bashes Laura Lavin News Staff

It’s time to dust off your trews, kilt and sporran and celebrate the birth of The Bard. Scots and others around the world gather to celebrate the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns this month, though he died at age 37. Burns was born Jan. 25, 1759 and earned fame as a poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language. He is most famous for his poem Auld Lang Syne, and his song Scots Wha Hae served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of Scotland. Burns’ birthday is traditionally celebrated with a dinner. So if you enjoy a bite of warmreekin’ rich haggis, a dram of whisky, or a heaping helping of tatties and neeps, here’s where you can get your fix. ■ At 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 21), Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Cres., opens for self-guided tours.

At 11:30 a.m. Cookeilidh will begin a short musical performance and at noon the haggis will be piped in to the Castle by the Highland Gathering Light Horse and Foot Guard. Bill Johnston will give the address to the haggis, after which guests may sample the dish and bring home a copy of a Robbie Burns poem and the recipe. The celebration is included in the regular admission cost of the castle. $13.75 for adults, $12.75 for seniors. Contact 250-592-5323. ■ Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band Burns Dinner is on Jan. 21 at the Mary Winspear Community Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:10. Evening includes a silent auction. Tickets $50, call Ron Morgan 250-383-6182 or Jim Maxwell 250-598-0120. ■ Tuck into a delicious Burns supper sponsored by the St. Andrew’s and Caledonian Society and the Queen City Chapter #5 of Eastern Star. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at the United Chapters Hall, 3281 Harriet Rd. Cost is $25. The evening includes a meal and entertainment. For information

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and/or tickets call David Cook at 382-0572. ■ The Victoria Joint Scottish Council is hosting a Memorial Tea and Concert on Sunday, Jan. 22. At 2 p.m., there will be a short ceremony at the Burns Statue in Beacon Hill Park, followed by a concert of Scots entertainment and a tea at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk Hall on Courtney Street (around the corner from the main church doors) at approximately 2:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. For more information call 250-652-5773. ■ The Sons of Scotland host a traditional Burns dinner with entertainment to follow on Saturday, Jan. 28. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. at the Royal Oak Golf and Country Club, 540 Marsett Pl. Dress is business or Highland. Cost is $45 per person. For information or tickets contact Bob Brown at 250-478-0746, Herb Strandberg at 250-388-0735, or Anne Beel at 250-480-9355. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be delivered. llavin@vicnews.com

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Alleged child abductor makes bail in Toronto A Victoria woman accused of kidnapping her infant daughter more than 18 years ago is headed back to the city after being granted bail by an Ontario court, according to media outlets. Patricia O’Byrne made national headlines last month when Victoria detectives arrested her at home in the 2000-block of Howard St. She was charged with abduction in violation of a custody order, and was returned to Toronto. Police say she had been living under the name of Pam Whalen and had given her daughter an alias. Her 20-year-old daughter’s identity is protected by a court-imposed publication ban. O’Byrne, 53, worked under her assumed name as a public affairs officer in the provincial government from 2004 to May 2011. She allegedly fled Toronto with her then 20-month-old daughter in 1993. O’Byrne and Joe Chisholm, the girl’s father, had recently been granted joint custody. editor@oakbaynews.com

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meeting in Halifax this summer. Wall said other provinces can learn from B.C.’s efforts to improve community and home care. He also said provinces have to find a way to stop bidding against each other for scarce doctors, nurses and other skilled workers whose salaries account for about 70 per cent of provinces’ health care bills.

Clark agreed that competition between provinces needs to be curtailed, but declined to comment on the idea of a national fee structure for medical professionals. Ghiz said Prince Edward Island has the same problem as B.C. with growing demand for seniors care, and the debate in Canada is currently around long-term care or home care. While the provinces focus on identifying and sharing best practices, Haggie warned that no single solution is going to help everyone. “The problem is it’s such a huge system that you need the flexibility to do it slightly differently in rural areas than in downtown Vancouver, because it’s not going to work the same in both locations,” he said. editor@oakbaynews.com

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When Dave Morris tells women he's a poet, he usually gets a positive response. But if he’s talking to a guy, he might focus instead on the improv element of his spoken-word career. “Unless they’ve already been coming to poetry shows, (men) don't really get it,” he said. “It’s not something you want to bring up at a hockey game.” In our society that portrays men as big, tough and insensitive, Morris said male poets play a role in reversing the stereotypes. On Wednesday, Morris will perform with a handful of Victoria’s top male poets in a new event called the Gentlemen’s Poetry Show. In what's being billed as a black tie event, the poets will be decked out in their best suits. The audience is also encouraged to dress in suits or ball gowns. Derek Ford photo The event was the Burlesque star Miss Rosie Bitts hosts The Gentlemen’s Poetry brainchild of Missie Show at the Victoria Events Centre on Jan. 25. Peters, producer of Not And there will be one woman Your Grandma’s Poetry, who space for men-only shows. Men wanted to create an environ- want to talk about their experi- on stage: burlesque star Miss Rosie Bitts will introduce the ment for poetry that’s similar ence being men.” Morris, for his set, will be performers. Several other burto a jazz lounge. “People think of poetry, performing four poems about lesque dancers will roam the especially slam poetry, as this the transition from boyhood to audience selling candy cigarets straight, urban, rough and manhood and how it can be dif- that will double as raffle tickets tumble kind of performance,” ficult to know what stage you’re to win a grooming kit from Victory Barber. Peters said. “But it also has a at. The event is a fundraiser for “There are 30-year-old men very literary, sophisticated side that I hope this event will bring who still live with their moth- the Victoria Spoken Word Festiers,” Morris remarked. “It’s a val taking place next month. out.” The Gentlemen’s Poetry Peters said the poets haven’t failure to launch scenario, and been given a theme to follow, it’s something a lot of men Show is Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., at the Victoria Events Centre, 1415 but she expects there will be face.” The poets will be accompa- Broad St. a lot of talk of gender on stage Tickets are $18 at the door nied by the folk melodies of Olibecause of the format. “I got my start (as a poet) ver Swain and the River Dogs and sold in advance at Victory at a women’s-only open mic,” will play between between Barber. editor@goldstreamgazette.com Peters recalled. “I think there’s sets.

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songs that lend themselves to symphonic treatment.” The show is geared towards kids, but crosses generations, said Foote. Norman Foote will bring his “Comedy cuts through the age award-winning musical style to a demographic. I try to hook young show with the Victoria Symphony kids to engage and connect with this weekend. them. When I present songs, Foote will do his best to break something I look forward to is up the musicians along with the them becoming engaged by the audience in the show that features Victoria’s Bill Sample, an entertainer humour. Between the parody and recognized in the B.C. Entertainment the comedy it works for parents too. The parents laugh harder than the Hall of Fame. kids,” he said. From Beethoven to Old Foote thinks kids are still into kids MacDonald, Foote takes the music as well. “Kids are listening audience on a light-hearted to music a lot younger. I think the symphonic adventure in the music has to stand up Laughing Symphony. for itself. My music Engaging songs, clever “Of all the is laced with folk and arrangements and Foote’s gentle sense of presentations I do jazz, fused together … is still king for humour make the show the symphony show melody me.” an original experience. Foote’s CD Love “I’m so thrilled is my favourite.” My New Shirt won a to be coming back - Norman Foote 2010 Juno for Best to Victoria,” said Children’s Album. He Foote. “Of all the has written and recorded songs for presentations I do the symphony Disney Records, Shari Lewis, CBC show is my favourite.” Scoop & Doozie, Max and Ruby and The last time Foote performed many others. He is currently writing with the Victoria Symphony was a musical adaptation of Richard four years ago. “They really bring Scarry’s Busytown. these songs to life. The Victoria Norman Foote will be playing with Symphony is fabulous,” he said. the Victoria Symphony on Jan. 22 Most of the time Foote performs at 2:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre, on his own or with a band, but he 805 Broughton St. Victoria. To likes a bit of variety and enjoys the purchase tickets, $11 to $30, or for symphony experience. information, contact the box office “Bill is a brilliant piano player and at 250-386-6121. a brilliant arranger and composer,” llavin@vicnews.com Foote said of Sample. “He picks

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ert Redeemed: The Beauty of Schumann’s Late Songs at the University of Victoria. Robert Schumann’s late works have often been maligned as the products of a composer whose creative powers declined as a result of mental illness – an assessment that stems from misunderstandings of Schumann and his music. Both through commentary and live performance focusing on the Lied genre, this lecture will demonstrate that Schumann’s unique voice continued to sing during his last years. Takes place at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Clean, contemporary lines pair with natural tones to create a refreshed look for this Rockland home with interiors designed by Jenny Martin.

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With a great location and good foundation, sometimes what’s needed to make an older house a comfortable, functional home is a fresh, contemporary approach. And after bringing home several local awards for this Victoria renovation, interior designer Jenny Martin is hoping that approach will also win gold at the provincial Georgie Awards. A finalist in the Best Residential Renovation $300,000 - $499,999 category, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. awards will be presented Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In approaching the local renovation, the homeowners were looking for an updated look for their 1960s-era Rockland townhome and what initially started as a refreshing of their interior turned into a significant renovation, recalls Martin. Enjoying good bones, the 2,360-square-foot home featured main-floor living with the master suite and living spaces downstairs and the two additional bedrooms upstairs. However, the decor was dated and, as was typical of the time, the rooms were small, with some unique layout challenges – such as having to walk through the bathroom to get to the closet. Creating a home that worked for entertaining was a key focus, so removing walls helped Martin open up the floorplan, allowing ease of movement and letting the ample natural light from large windows and skylights flood throughout.

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“It is a lot more spacious,” Martin says. In addition to being named a finalist for the provincial Georgie Awards, the project was a double winner at this year’s CARE Awards, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders’ Associations of Vancouver Island. Martin took home the gold for Best Bathroom over 175 sq. ft., with Swiftsure Woodworkers, and Best Interior – Residential 1,500 – 2,500 sq. ft. Continued next page

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Large windows and an open layout flood the home with natural light. Continued from previous page The spectacular, contemporary ensuite was tripled in size and updated with the latest features and modern design, highlighted by a stunning standalone, walk-in shower – Martin’s favourite feature, along with the sitelines to the master bedroom and private garden outside. Tucked into an alcove is a large standalone tub, perfect for relaxing, while dual floating vanities are striking focal points, with large mirrors surrounded by quarter-cut teak, chosen for its linear grain.Complementing the contemporary lines are natural colours and materials, such as the natural stone tile and

pebble shower floor. Continuing the modern feel in the main living area, Martin expanded the footprint of the kitchen and added dual islands for elegant, easy entertaining. Full-height cabinetry, a combination of dark, horizontal grain and warm white, offer ample storage and clean lines, softened by the natural tones in the backsplash and granite counter, and the brushed stainless steel hardware and appliances. Drawing the eye throughout the open floorplan, Lapacho hardwood “really added some punch with the vibrancy of its colour and the grain,” Martin says.

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noon family skate (12:30 p.m.) and VIGSA Multiple Sclerosis Charity Hockey Game (1:15 p.m.), followed by a gala auction, dinner and dance from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Westin Bear Mountain Hotel. FMI: Michelle, 778-426-3346 or michellekeenlyside@gm ail.com Jan. 31 – Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society welcomes newcomers to a free, basic dancing class. No experience is necessary and no partner required. Wear flat soft-soled shoes. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at VFGF Hall (formerly St. Martin’s Parish Hall), 550 Obed Ave. FMI: www.viscds.ca or 250-598-0207 Feb. 4 to 6 – Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society exhibits in the annual Hobby Show at Westshore Town Centre, with model ships on display and in action under radio-control in the club’s portable pool. Talk with members and vote for their favourite vessel. FMI: 250385-9552. Feb. 11 – Third annual Cardiac Café, all about women and heart disease, our No. 1 killer, 10 a.m. to noon, UVic’s David Strong Building. Registration $10, incl. coffee and heart-smart breakfast goodies. FMI: 250-472-4747 or www.uvcs.uvic.ca/aspnet/Course/ Detail/?code=HPHE221 Feb. 11 – For the Love of Africa Society fundraising concert at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre, “Sounds of Motown,” featuring the Vic High Rhythm & Blues Band, plus silent auction, appies and no host bar. Tickets $35, available online at www.fortheloveofafrica. org or from 250-891-0762. Send your non-profit events to jblyth@telus.net

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A week prior to Sunday’s All-Star Classic at Pearkes Arena, rookie Liam Sproule of the Saanich Braves wasn’t even scheduled to play. Sproule sparked a chippy afternoon when the 17-year-old defenceman fought Dixon Wing of Campbell River in the four-on-four prospects game. Stick work, body checks and various other pleasantries were shared in both games, particularly in the day’s main event, the All-Star Classic. “These guys play each other four, five, six times a year, and they don’t like to lose,” said Cougars coach Mark Van Helvoirt, who coached the South to a 7-6 shootout victory. “I thought it was well played, fairly clean and competitive. Some guys aren’t there because they score goals. They bring other intangibles and they’re trying to showcase their skills.” As for Sproule, he added an assist and was the South’s MVP of the

prospect game, though the North prevailed 6-4. Oceanside’s Taylor Grabowski was MVP for the North. Sproule was a late addition in place of fellow Braves defenceman Brandon Parmar, who was promoted to Jaden Schmeisser’s spot. The latter is now committed full-time to the Victoria Grizzlies. Sproule’s fight was applauded by the bloodthirsty guest coach of the South Team, Robin Farrell of Kool FM. Farrell was helped by Grizzlies general manager and coach Vic Gervais, while CTV Two’s Mira Laurence and Nanaimo Clippers coach Mike Vandekamp ran the North bench. “I thought Saanich did an excellent job hosting the (weekend),” Van Helvoirt said. “(The Braves) represented the league and brought the event one step further with the guest coaches and speakers, including Geoff Courtnall.”

All-star goals Scoring for the North in the All-Star game were Alex Benjestorf (Campbell River), Luciano Sommerville

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North division all-star Garrett Bradsma (Comox) races past South captain Steve Axford (Victoria) at Pearkes on Sunday. (Oceanside), Alex Gruppe (Campbell River), Connor Enright (Oceanside), Jackson Garett (Comox), and Travis Briggs (Oceanside). The South responded with goals from Cole Thomson (Kerry Park), Sam Rice (Cougars), captain Steve Axford (Victoria), Trevor Chown (Victoria), Sam Johnston (Saanich), and Tyler Jones (Saanich). Gruppe and Thomson took the

All-Star MVP awards. In the shootout, Jones and Jack Palmer (Braves) each scored to lead the South to the 4-1 win.

Fastest feet Peninsula Panthers Trevor Yee and Dane Gibson dominated the fastest skater competition, with Yee winning the final head-to-head race. sports@vicnews.com

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Oak Bay Bays player Crosby Stewart guards the ball from the prying hands of Saint Michaels Blue Jags Mark Yorath (left, not seen) and Monty Fraser-Brown during the Bays’ win over St. Michaels in the boys Police Tournament final on Jan. 14.

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instructs her as the head of the Lambrick Park baseball academy. “She’s the best short stop in the province and, in my eyes, Strandlund is close to being the top all-around athlete in B.C. if she isn’t,” Vitale said.

Basketball isn’t Chelsea Strandlund’s sport. Neither is volleyball. ■ Chelsea Strandlund is But Strandlund has now earned headed to play semi-pro MVP awards in both sports this softball in New Zealand season. The Lambrick Park senior before starting NCAA helped her Lions to first place at career. ■ Tyger Holt is the Victoria Police High School Rams top Bays in weighing NCAA options for Basketball Tournament at St. volleyball. ■ Sarah Lefebvre overtime thriller Michaels University School on is committed to UVic for Saturday. Height was the Oak Bay soccer. ■ Mackenzie Smith Lambrick doubled St. Mikes Bays’ undoing on Monday is going to Stanford for 62-31 in the all-AA final. night when the Mount Dougsoftball. Strandlund was named the MVP, las Rams won the AAA boys and Lions starters Tyger Holt and league game 109-97. Sarah Lefebvre were named to the The host Bays came into all-star team. the match having won the boys Police tourney The trio are part of a successful core that has while the Rams lost to Pitt Meadows in the final the Lambrick team ranked No. 2 among AA teams of the Pitt Meadows Air Show. in the province. St. Mikes are ranked No. 7. Oak Bay nearly pulled out the win in regula“The whole team is made of leaders,” Lions tion when Elliott Rowe tied it for the Rams on a basketball coach Rocky Vitale said. “They thrive buzzer-beater. With 1.2 seconds left, Rowe took off each other, and all hate to lose, and that’s the inbound pass and scored from the three hard to find. Lots of players show up but are point line. along for the ride. Not this group.” “We thought it was for three, our team celVitale said the Lions had never practised the ebrated like we won the game,” said Rams coach offensive pattern they ran in the Police final Skip Cronck. against St. Mikes, the first time he’s accomplished The referee soon informed them the shot such a feat in high school girls basketball. was only for two points and the game moved to “This group is so competitive they make adjust- overtime. Bays star Evan Woodson scored 12 of ments on the run. They adjusted fast after (losing his game-high 38 points to keep the Bays in it. to Claremont and Oak Bay at) the St. Michaels But the Rams’ towering duo of Conor Morgan Invitational the week before.” (6-foot-7) and Curtis Wilson (6-foot-6) took over Though Strandlund’s adept on the hardcourt in OT, scoring 17 and eight points, respectively. her main sport is baseball, said Vitale, who also sports@vicnews.com

Last Friday was a big leap forward for the much improved Camosun Chargers men’s basketball team. The Chargers (6-2) put a beat down on nationally No. 2 ranked Capilano Blues, 91-63 at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence. Rookies Trevor Scheurmann (Winnipeg) and James Blandford (Stelly’s) led the Chargers, with Scheurmann netting 24 points, including five rebounds, and Blandford scoring 20 points, with six rebounds. On Saturday, however, the Chargers fell behind in the early going against the winless Quest Kermodes (Squamish). Down 32-26 at the half, the Chargers recovered in the final two quarters to win 68-58. The pair of victories pushed the Chargers up one spot in the PacWest conference standings to third, behind the first place V.I. Mariners and second place UNBC Timberwolves (the latter being the only teams to defeat the Chargers this season). “I think Cap is trying to find their identity after the break. They did not play their best basketball and will be tough to beat in the future,” said Chargers coach Craig Price on the team’s website. “Against Quest, it took us the entire first half to start attacking. When we became more confident and played with conviction we were considerably better.” It was the flip side of the coin for the Chargers women, who lost 76-62 to Capilano and 68-57 to Quest. The women now sit in sixth, with three wins in eight games. Chargers volleyball hosts the Columbia Bearcats tonight (Jan. 20), women at 6 p.m. and men at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday the women play at 1 p.m. and men at 2:45 p.m. sports@vicnews.com


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Nanaimo’s Jamie Arbanas, left, and Chris Merriman, right, trap Gorge’s Leighton Lepine during a VISL Div. 1 game in Nanaimo on Jan. 15.

Gorge trapped in rebuild The rebuild has begun for Burnside area club Gorge FC. The team suffered its latest growing pain, a 2-1 loss to Nanaimo United on Sunday. It was Nanaimo’s first win over Gorge since September 2008. Following last year’s silver medal at nationals, Gorge experienced a mass exodus of its core players from the last decade. The team went from being one of the oldest, to one of the youngest, teams in the Vancouver Island Soccer League. Meanwhile, Cowichan FC (11-2-1) and Gordon Head (10-2-1) are poised to win the Div. 1 table. Cowichan had patiently played

second fiddle to Gorge in recent seasons, until finally winning the Jackson Cup in 2011, after losing in the final to Gorge in 2010. Gordon Head came close last year and currently boasts the league’s top scorer, Patrick Nelson, with 18 goals. Gordon Head hosts Gorge tonight (Jan. 20) at Tyndall Park at 7 p.m.. Bays Utd. and Lakehill meet at Finlayson at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Cowichan visits Juan de Fuca at Bear Mountain Stadium at 6 p.m., while Nanaimo hosts Prospect Lake at 7 p.m. Games are subject to cancellation due to field conditions. sports@vicnews.com

An angel off the field, high school football star Terrell Davis is now a devil on it. The Mount Douglas Rams senior has, known for his friendly demeanour, officially signed a full scholarship deal to play football with the Arizona State Sun Devils in the NCAA. Davis’ previous commitment to the Washington State Cougars was recently nullified when the Cougars coaching staff was replaced. Arizona has also replaced its coaching staff, however, and brought in former Cougars co-defensive co-ordinator Chris Ball as an assistant coach. Ball immediately recruited Davis for the second time this season. “Terrell is a gifted athlete, a great young man and is well deserving of

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his full scholarship at Arizona State,” said Rams coach Mark Townsend. Davis joins two other Saanich athletes – Olympic diver Riley McCormick and swimmer Cassie Morrice – on the Sun Devils campus. sports@vicnews.com

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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JANE SAYLER HEFFELFINGER, late of 3140 TARN PLACE, VICTORIA, BC, DECEASED. Notice Is Hereby Given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the abovenamed deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o The Canada Trust Company at 1070 Douglas Street, Suite 600, Victoria, BC, V8W 2C4, before the 17th day of February, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he then has notice. George Wright Peavey HeffelďŹ nger, Executor By his Solicitors, Horne Coupar

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LA-Z-BOY RECLINER/rocker $175, and executive chair, both like new. (250)595-6224. WANTED QUALITY: Antiques Furniture Rugs Garden Tools & Pots. Estates Welcomed, PU Arranged. Fandango 6566556

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APARTMENT/CONDO FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $930/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

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GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor pool, fitness facilities, above grnd and parkade pkg, on site laundry. Onsite staff avail. Please call Sue or Elena 250-380-6566 Email: gvapts@shaw.ca

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PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: pw@ramco.ca

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PETS PETS JUVENILE MALE Boxer. Not neutered. High energy adult dog. Very handsome! Asking $700. Call 250-361-0052.

WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: weth@ramco.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES ONLY @ the Nanaimo Costco January 18 - 29, 2011. Bring a friend & come watch a demo. Lowest price in Canada. WANTED: CLEAN fridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, upright freezers, 24â&#x20AC;? stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.

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UNDER $200 MICRO DESIGN Microfiche reader (40x), good cond. $35. Canadian Numismatic (coin collectors) magazines 19802009, $25. (250)595-5727.

2 PAIRS ladies winter boots, sz 10. 1 pair from Aldo, $40. ea. Shelf $19. (778)440-6628.

SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email: sea@ramco.ca

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MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231. OAK BAY, 60 plus building, 1 Bdrm, 1 Bath above Oak Bay library, F/S, coin laundry $850. Call Complete Residential 250-370-7093. ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $800/mo. Avail immed. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.


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$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

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CARPENTRY CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920. I’M YOUR man for all types of Renovations. 28 years experience. Call Phil 250-595-3712. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. AUNTIE MESS CLEANING. Reliable, efficient, honest, 40 years exp, seniors discount. $20/hr. Call 250-634-1077. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. SPRING CLEANING/Gardening. Hardworking reliable lady. Excellent ref’s. 250-514-5105.

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

DRAFTING & DESIGN DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.

DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. DRYWALL, BOARDING, taping & ceiling coves.. 30+ yrs exp. Call (250)812-5485.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858. RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. www.raintek.ca 250-896-3478.

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

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10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming. Hauling. 250-479-6495. DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS A1 -DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, repairs, gutter guard, power washing, window washing, roof de-mossing. Free no obligation est. 250-889-5794. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

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CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARDEN CITY Green Hauling & Recycle Chris, 250-2170062. junkremovalvictoria.com

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, tree pruning, winter clean, pwr wash, snow rmvl. 882-3129 ✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

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SUMMIT SERVICES. Total property services. Including certified Irrigation & Landscaping, Site Maintenance inside and out. See what everyone is talking about! 250-883-1041. james@summitirrigation.ca

Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

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IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-220-0734.

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/kitchen reno’s and accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23 years.

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

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

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

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

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

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PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

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Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

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

pg. 12

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

pg. 10

1643 St. Francis Wood, $849,000

pg. 10

pg. 11

pg. 7

pg. 26

pg. 5

pg. 11

pg. 26

pg. 9

303-930 Yates, $289,900

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

pg. 31

pg. 15

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

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

pg. 14

pg. 24

pg. 29

pg. 12

pg. 30

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291 pg. 11

pg. 12

pg. 5

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

604 Stewart Mtn Rd, $729,000 pg. 8

pg. 10

pg. 10

Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

pg. 15

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

pg. 1

pg. 6

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

pg. 15

pg. 1

4605 Boulderwood Dr, $789,000 pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $279,900

pg. 13

pg. 14

pg. 13

pg. 14

212-4480 Chatterton, $469,900 pg. 31

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

pg. 12

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

pg. 8

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 5

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

pg. 15

1827 Leabrook Pl, $675,000 pg. 26

24-4630 Lochside Dr, $579,900 pg. 12

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

pg. 15

pg. 24

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

pg. 15

1886 McTavish Rd., $519,000

pg. 24

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 15

pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

pg. 20

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

pg. 21

9336 Maryland Dr., $439,900

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

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

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

pg. 9

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

pg. 19

210 Lagoon Rd, 455,000 pg. 18

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

969 Glen Willow, $499,000 pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Chris Marrie, 250 920-8463

pg. 19

563 Brant Pl., $624,900 pg. 29

8769 Cordero Cres., $679,000

1255 Glynn, $529,000

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

3019 Dornier, $364,900 pg. 29

3072 Mallard Ave., $619,000

741 Jasmine, $489,000

102-820 Short St., $364,900 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Mike Ryan, 250-477-1100

10922 Inwood, $719,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton,250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Tony Elwell, 250-384-8124

pg. 19

304-611 Brookside, $219,000 pg. 18

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

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

2798 Lakeshore, $599,900 pg. 20

6265 Springlea Rd, $599,000

Sunday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911 pg. 14

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900

3306 Hazelwood Rd., $449,000 pg. 10

8545 Bourne Terr., $684,800

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ken Lorenz, 250-888-3434

212-1009 McKenzie, $199,900

4520 Rithetwood, $799,000

404-898 Vernon Ave, $244,900 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-385-2033

pg. 15

pg. 19

3314 Hazelwood Rd., $515,000 pg. 8

202-1196 Sluggett Rd., $259,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 19

2794 Lakeshore, $492,000 pg. 20

406-9809 Seaport Pl.

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353 pg. 15

pg. 9

2310 Weiler Ave., $499,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing 250 655-0608 pg. 8

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

#231-2245 James White, $234,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

pg. 19

3410 Turnstone Dr, $424,900

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

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton,250-477-5353

3401 Clovelly Court, $569,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033

2452 Sooke Rd, $299,000

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

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

pg. 13

pg. 20

640 Strandlund Ave, $419,500

28-2070 Amelia Ave.

3229 Cedar Hill Rd.

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

pg. 18

3310 Hazelwood Rd., $499,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

pg. 14

223-1680 Poplar, $159,900

38-909 Admirals Rd., $384,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Andrew Holenchuk 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Shannon Jackson, 250-474-6003

4971 Dustin, $849,888

934 Craigflower, $449,000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

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

pg. 18

pg. 30

874 Pepin Cres, $449,500

2036 Saltair, $775,000

952 Lyall St., $360,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250 656-0131

536 Crossandra, $329,900

4028 Shelbourne St

pg. 11

pg. 20

8600 East Saanich, $599,000

210-3180 Albina, $209,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Matthew Oldroyd, 250-388-5882

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

633 Jolly, $495,000

4582 Seawood Terr, $799,000

301-520 Foster St., $224,900

3520 Upper Te, $939,900 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

Sunday 1:30-3:00 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Valerie Edwards 250-477-9947

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

pg. 26

303-1400 Newport, $254,900

4-797 Tyee Rd., $309,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

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

2065 Avondale,

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882

pg. 13

204-1005 Mckenzie, $174,900

743 Rockheights Ave.

2229 Windsor, $895,000

233 Superior, $579,000

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-9600

pg. 26

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Deedrie Ballard, 250-744-3301

#2-959 Stelly’s Cross, $499,900

356 Sparton Rd., $685,000

4-5110 Cordova Bay, $525,000

pg. 6

3362 Henderson, $795,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Steve Alford 250-477-7291

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

4343 Cedar Hill, $559,500

pg. 11

2-1315 Gladstone Ave., $369,000

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

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

Saturday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Realty Paulette Marsollier, 250-888-3297 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

3021 Spring Bay Rd., $1,050,000

401-1012 Pakington St, $315,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Veronica Crha 250-384-8124

pg. 1

37-1506 Admirals, $169,900

103-827 North Park, $249,900 Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

pg. 6

1550 Rowan St., $429,000

6 Governors Point, $628,000

401-1040 Southgate $359,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

pg. 12

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

4126 Santa Anita, $509,900

4173 Buckingham, $684,000

pg. 8

301-50 Songhees, $549,000

2-1012 Terrace, $359,000

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Realty Sophia Briggs, 250-418-5569

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

5042 Wesley Rd., $610,000

1636 Pinewood Ave, $649,000

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

309 Kingston, $769,000

N1106-737 Humboldt, $795,000

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

pg. 8

2657 Cedar Hill Rd., $519,900

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

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

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

687 Island, $1,139,000

307-797 Tyee Rd., $299,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

pg. 25

14-60 Dallas Rd., $599,000

110-379 Tyee Rd, $189,900

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

pg. 11

1020 Richardson

3030 Doncaster Rd., $469,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250 656-0131

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

203-1005 McKenzie, $212,500

2213 Windsor Rd., $869,900

601-636 Montreal, $649,000

1446 Fairfield, $869,000 Saturday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Stacey Dewhurst 250 384-8124

pg. 9

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton 250-477-7291

405-105 Gorge Rd E., $399,900

1016 Craigdarroch, $725,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

205-2095 Oak Bay, $219,000

604-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

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

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Jan. 19-25 edition of

101-104 Dallas, $450,000

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

Page 23

OPENHOUSES

1121 Fort, $183,900

3-828 Rupert Terrace

week beginning January 19, 2012

This Weekend’s

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

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

pg. 19

3334 Myles Mansell Rd., $449,000 pg. 29

Sunday 12-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-360-6683

pg. 21

OPEN HOUSES CONT’D PG 26


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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, January 20, 2012

OPENHOUSES

This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday 3326 Blueberry, $379,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

662 Goldstream Ave., $249,900 pg. 19

Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124

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

2433 Prospector Way, $679,000

119-2733 Peatt Rd, $374,900

pg. 19

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Jan. 19-25 edition of

804 Gannet Crt, $485,900 pg. 9

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

16-3095 Cliffs Rd, $349,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-9600

pg. 19

5575 Medberry Close, $689,000

3-515 Mount View, $320,000

103-2645 Millstream, $369,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

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

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

pg. 20

103-996 Wild Ridge pg. 6

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

2294 Church Hill Dr., $447,000 pg. 21

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doug Munro 250 744-3301

Crossword ACROSS 1. Has more guipure 7. Tiny round mark 10. Went before 12. Radioactivity units 13. A complex 14. Impressario Sol 15. 18th Hebrew letter (var.) 16. Used as a culture medium 17. 21st Greek letter 18. Canadian flyers 19. Government agents 21. Supplement with difficulty 22. Holy war warrior 27. Thallium 28. Graduation sermon

Today’s

pg. 22

pg. 28

3095 Cliffs Rd, $359,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-9600

pg. 28

957 Shawnigan Lake, $319,900 pg. 21

Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat & Sun 11-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Daniel Weiss 250 383-1500

pg. 27

Sudoku

25. Chicago railway 26. Quick light knock 29. Ancient Sumerian city 30. Exactly suitable 31. Playful harassment 32. Ruin environment 35. Thyrotropin 36. Extinct Caucasian language 38. Hop kilns 40. Hmong 41. Examination 42. Southern Honshu city 43. Enlarge hole 44. Relative biological effectiveness (abbr.) 45. Pakistani rupee 46. Sales ___ 48. Buttons & Bows singer’s intitials

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes Today’s Solution

33. A public promotion 34. Visual perception of a region 36. Fiddler crabs 37. 87571 NM 38. Obeahs 39. Former coin in Austria (abbr.) 40. Yucatan Indian 41. Shinto temple gateway 44. Chances 45. Make believe 47. SW English spa city 48. Trained horse maneuvers 49. Goddess of the dawn 50. Nasal divider DOWN 1. Queen of Sparta 2. Sour 3. Center for Energy Policy & Economics 4. Actress Lupino Answers 5. Snakelike fish 6. Rural delivery 7. Elastance unit 8. Aroma 9. Expression of disappointment 10. Plant used for food or seasoning 11. Remainders 12. Stomach lining folds 14. Dander 17. Beginning military rank 18. Reminiscent fashion 20. Salem MA college 23. Shittah trees 24. Mamas partners

Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

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