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Medical clinics and Vancouver Island hospitals are having a tough time keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of people suffering from a severe strain of flu. “It’s been very busy in the last couple of weeks,” said Dr. Murray Fyfe, Vancouver Island Health Authority’s chief medical health officer. And it’s getting worse, especially among the elderly, he said. “We’re seeing more and more influenza in the community.” Older people, especially those with existing medical conditions, are particularly susceptible to this year’s strain, called A-H3N2, which leaves them sicker than other strains, he said. Two Capital Region long-term health-care facilities, including Mt. Tolmie Hospital in Saanich, were hit with severe outbreaks around Christmas, but have since returned to normal. Infected patients were treated with Tamiflu, which weakens the illness and shortens its duration, Fyfe said. During the outbreaks, no new patients were admitted, visits were restricted and outside activities were cancelled. A check with Mt. Tolmie medical staff found there were no deaths attributed to the flu or the medical complications it causes. However, Fyfe said it is not uncommon for older patients to die from flu complications, and he expects the number of flu deaths this season on Vancouver Island to surpass 200, the approximate yearly average.


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Data theft could have been prevented Technology in place to avoid personal security breaches at university Kyle Slavin News staff

The director of a centre at the University of Victoria that focuses on cyber-security and digital privacy says UVic dropped the ball in preventing the theft of employees’ personal information. Stephen Neville, director of the Centre for Advanced Security, Privacy, and Information Systems Research (ASPIRe), says UVic had the existing technology in place to prevent the breach from happening. An electronic storage device with more

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than 11,000 names, along with social insurance numbers and personal banking information, was taken during a break-in at the university this past weekend. “The degree to which people may be aware of these (available) options is the issue,” Neville said. “It comes down to an employee saying, ‘I need to back up (this information),’ as opposed to saying, ‘Are there better ways of backing up the information that protects the privacy of the data?’” Whomever backed up the information didn’t handle it appropriately, he said. Christopher Parsons, a UVic PhD candidate with a background in digital privacy, says he’s disappointed his personal information was so easily stolen. “Here was personal information on a non-encrypted drive, in an unsecured

space – obviously something went wrong,” he said. “In addition to your banking information was your social insurance number. Social insurance plus your name is one of the holy grails for identity theft or fraud.” Neville agrees. “You can do a lot with that information, particularly since you don’t have to go out and collect it all separately – it’s all there in one source.” Parsons’ background is at the University of Guelph, where, before coming to UVic, he successfully advocated to get all sensitive information saved to an internal server, to prevent such data thefts from happening there. PLEASE SEE: UVic break-in, Page A4

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ICC will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1968 and U.S. coins made before 1970. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICC members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1968. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1968 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors also known as ICC. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICC member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICC and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all U.S. half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1970 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICC. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICC will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased.

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Rescue crews prepare for worst

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Don Descoteau News staff

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About two dozen orange-clad individuals bob around the middle of the Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool. Penned in by floating lane markers running the width of the pool, they resemble a group of whale-watchers whose boat has flipped them into the drink and are waiting to be rescued. But in fact, they are the rescuers. Volunteer members of Oak Bay Sea Rescue, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary’s station based at Oak Bay Marina, they are here both to test and certify their specialized floater suits and to practice specific rescue skills. “It’s certainly nicer to be in the pool,” station leader Kim Bentzon says with a grin. In actual fact, it’s a rarity that these hardy folks get the opportunity to work on their technique in a calm-water environment, where the biggest challenge is sharing space with a group of women engaged in an aquafit class. Outside of this one-time January tradition, most out-of-class training happens during three-hour sessions on the waters off Oak Bay Marina, where the team has its two Zodiac rescue boats housed. Training officer and junior program director Kelly Noel, for example, is planning a joint workout next month with members of the South Island Sea Kayakers Association. Unlike the pool session, it will offer a more reality-based experience for volunteers, a handful of whom are in their first year with the group. “(The kayakers) will be on the water, they’ll capsize their boats and search and rescue goes and rescues them,” Noel says. As for classroom time, the volunteers

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Oak Bay Sea Rescue volunteer members Fraser Dodds, left, and Bill Eisenhauer prepare to hoist ‘victim’ Chrstine Pritchard out of the water during a drill Monday at Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool. meet the first Monday of the month at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club to hear guest speakers ranging from meteorologists and search and rescue technicians (SARtechs) to Coast Guard officers. Bentzon appreciates the dedication of the active crew members, who range in age from 18 to 70. But he also is impressed with the commitment of the juniors (age 13 to 17), who learn the ropes – so to speak – until they become eligible for active duty on one of the eight five-member crews upon turning 18. “It’s good to see young people involved,” he says. “They’ll be our future coxswains and board members.” Chris Life, a strapping young man of 19, got involved with Oak Bay Sea Rescue in Grade 6 at age 13. He was the first junior

member to cross over into the senior ranks and take a regular crew spot. “It’s interesting to learn different things like first aid and radio tech,” he says. The organization is always looking for new members, Bentzon says, either juniors or adults. For interested parties, the activities are varied, he notes. “Our number 1 priority is search and rescue, but we also teach boating safety and will do courtesy checks on vessels for boaters.” The training is pretty much constant, he says. It’s a necessary factor to ensure crew members are prepared when the waves start to roll, the skies grow dark and boaters – most of whom aren’t dressed in bright orange – are in peril.

Councillors jolted by hybrid vehicle costs Replacing trucks with greener models would cost tens of thousands more Rudy Haugeneder News staff

Oak Bay council is reluctant to replace two aging gaspowered pickups with similar trucks. But the cost of going green stopped them in their tracks. Committed to cleaner air and protecting the environment, councillors told staff at Monday’s council meeting that they would prefer hybrid-electric replacements for the gas-pow-

ered vehicles. When told hybrids would cost an extra $50,000 for the two trucks, council asked staff to find out whether spending the extra money today would be economically and environmentally worthwhile over the life of the new vehicles. Councillors want to compare the fuel cost savings with the price of eventually having to replace expensive hybrid batteries. That, and to get a sense of what the environmen-

tal impact would be of either choice. The issue of opting for hybrid vehicles came up after council was asked to approve funding to replace several other pieces of old equipment – in addition to the 1994 and 1995 pickups that would cost $56,000 to replace with two new gasoline models. However, when it came to other vehicles on the shopping list, council’s enthusiasm for hybrids froze. Requests include

a new boom truck (gas-powered cost $168,000) to replace a 1998 model, a deck truck ($95,000) to replace a 1990 unit, and a replacement for a 1990 dumping pickup ($55,000). They were told it would cost an extra $90,000 for a hybrid boom truck alone – such vehicles are not yet commonplace. “We don’t want to be on the bleeding edge” of testing hybrid heavy trucks, Jensen said. “We don’t want to be guinea pigs.”

Breaking horrible news to an immediate family member who has lost a loved one is never easy. Just ask Oak Bay Chief Const. Mark Fisher. Through his years with the RCMP, and more recently as a member of the Oak Bay Police Department, Fisher has had to relay grim details of accidents involving residents from his various jurisdictions. On Dec. 28, the chief was dispatched to the Zuick home in Oak Bay. Melanie Zuick, 55, had perished in a head-on collision on Highway 1 just north of Spences Bridge in B.C.’s Southern Interior. Daughter Brittany, 17 and a Grade 12 student at Mount Douglas secondary, was injured in the crash and taken by ambulance to Royal Chief Const. Inland Hospital in Mark Fisher Kamloops, and is recovering well back home. Monte Zuick, Melanie’s husband, told the News he was extremely grateful for the initial support of the chief in helping deal with the tragedy. “He was doing double duty,” Zuick said of Fisher’s efforts. “I had him for four or five hours that day.” As well as filling Zuick in on details of the situation, Fisher helped arrange a flight to Kamloops so Zuick could be with his daughter as quickly as possible. “You try to guide them through the ‘what happens next’ process,” Fisher said. “For most people, (they’re in shock), they have no idea (where to turn first), whether it’s making funeral arrangements or travel arrangements.” Time is of the essence in such situations, he said. The police agency handling details on scene will usually send a message to the police agency in the victim’s place of residence to notify next of kin. “You want to let them know as soon as possible, so people don’t hear about it first through the media,” Fisher said. “You try to ensure that you’ve got somebody with them as soon as possible.” Passing on such difficult information with compassion, sensitivity and accuracy is key, he said. Such skills are developed initially during basic police training, then later through sessions with victim services staff and by spending time with veteran officers. Fisher’s approach in this case prompted Zuick to submit a letter to the News. In it he stated, “Following my family’s ordeal under such tragic circumstances, I can honestly say that the community of Oak Bay as a whole is being well served by (Chief) Fisher.”

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Plenty of flu vaccine still available in region Continued from Page A1

As for flu-related hospital admissions, they are on the increase. It’s expected that more than 400 patients will be admitted to Island hospitals by the time the annual flu season tapers off, likely around the end of February. Fyfe said A-H3N2 is included in this year’s vaccine. And because VIHA expected this year’s outbreak to be worse than the H1N1 pandemic scare two years ago, there’s a lot of vaccine available. Nurses have so far immunized about 33,000 people and another 165,000-plus doses have been distributed to physicians and drug stores. Many pharmacists in the Capital Region are now certified to administer the vaccine. Those who haven’t yet been immunized should get to it quickly, because the vaccine takes up to two weeks to fully kick in, Fyfe said. So far there have been no major flu outbreaks at schools, but Fyfe warned that could still change. As well, several respiratory, coldlike viruses that present flu-like

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UVic break-in prompts reviews Continued from Page A1

“Stealing a server would be very, very, very challenging. If you take a desktop computer or a storage device, we wouldn’t be happy about it, but you’re not going to put a whole lot of people at risk,” he said. That’s the direction he’d like to see UVic take, after a break-in to the Administrative Services Building late Saturday or Sunday netted thieves multiple electronics. The device, according to Saanich police, was in a locked safe inside a locked cabinet in an office. The sensitive data was an unencrypted file containing the personal information for anyone employed at UVic since January 2010. Pensioners are not at risk. Scott McCannell, executive director of the Professional Employees Association, which represents nearly 880 UVic employees, is calling on the university to take better care of

mailed out to employees whose email addresses were out of date. Employees were encouraged to contact their financial institution to look into such strategies as changing accounts and ID numbers. On Wednesday, UVic president David Turpin announced both an external and internal review of the security breach will be conducted. Parsons is waiting for the results of an internal review of UVic’s security practices before determining how to best fix holes in the existing system. “We’ll have to identify whether this was an individual who made a serious error … or if this is a problem at the university level, and employees aren’t (properly) educated or trained …,” he said. “But this shows that policy isn’t enough – there has to be some other level of technical protection.”

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Victoria’s Occupy movement retools People’s Assembly of Victoria broadening its reach at UVic, Camosun campuses Natalie North

sions planned for 2 p.m. the next three Friday afternoons in Room 100 of the Fisher Building at the Lansdowne campus. On New Year’s Day, they “They’re interested in issues offered soup, fresh salmon and we’ve been fighting for a long musical entertainment in Centime,” said Camosun College Stutennial Square. dent Society external executive This week, they headed to Madeline Keller-MacLeod. “Lots post-secondary campuses of our students are supportive of around the region. The Peothe movement, so we definitely ple’s Assembly of Victoria may welcome it.” have faded from the spotlight, Nagji has no set goals for but the local leaderless Occupy Occupy Victoria, outside of her movement remains active, with personal hopes for a more direct assemblies aimed at attracting democracy, she said. student protesters throughout “What is attractive and excitthe month of January. ing to me, about Occupy right “We’re trying to open up a now, is that I’m creating those space for discussion, space for goals with other people,” she dissent and space for finding said. solutions,” said Anushka Nagji, The People’s Assembly of Vica People’s Assembly participant toria will be represented at UVic and law student at the Univerthroughout January, with the sity of Victoria. next assembly slated for noon “(We’re exploring) ways to on Tuesday (Jan. 17). empower and access students, A forum on social justice takes to hook them into the moveplace at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 24 in ment.” Nagji was among those who Sharon Tiffin/News staff the Michele Pujol Room of the participated in an assembly out- Anushka Nagji, a People’s Assembly of Victoria participant and University Students Union Building. Occupy Victoria will continue side UVic’s McPherson Library of Victoria student, holds Occupy Victoria buttons in the Student Union to target specific community Jan. 11. Building on Monday. groups in the months ahead, The UVic Students’ Society was not officially represented at ing student debt, said society chair- Assembly of Victoria, which will Nagji added, noting that Occupy likely have an on-campus presence Victoria would like to better repreperson Tara Paterson. the event. The Camosun College Student during a student action campaign sent a more diverse cross-section However, the student group supports the assembly’s interest in Society is also in the early stages called “All Out Feb. 1,” as well as of the population. bringing to light issues such as ris- of collaboration with the People’s during film screenings and discus-

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Jenelle Yonkman and Emily Gage are just two of 92 teen leaders who gathered in Victoria over the Christmas break to take part in B.C. Youth Parliament. The parliament took over the B.C. legislature between Christmas and the new year, sitting in chambers, presenting bills and creating change on a theoretical level. Yonkman is originally from Castlegar and joined BCYP four years ago when she was in Grade 12. Now a University of Victoria student, she is BCYP minister of finance, after spending time as a backbencher and in the shadow cabinet. “It’s a lot of fun,” said the enthusiastic 20-year-old. “I was always really into debate, that’s how I got involved.” A friend introduced Yonkman to BCYP and she was hooked by




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Martin still fighting for change Former MP applies experience to volunteer endeavours Natalie North News staff

A career change, as it is for many people, is among the top New Year’s resolutions for Keith Martin. The former Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP decided to step away from politics last May after speaking out against what he calls Ottawa’s hyper-partisan politics. “I’m ultimately looking for a job – a permanent platform I could work from to address global health, conservation, environmental and policy challenges,” said Martin, the former physician who spent almost 20 years representing this region in Ottawa. “(I’m looking for) a nimble organization that is interested in using the knowledge that we have and helping to scale that knowledge up – bridging the knowledge-action gap.” Martin has spent the past few months doing just that. His work has focused on partnering people doing groundbreaking research with those who could use the work to bring change. One example was connecting Dr. Hayat Sindi, a medical researcher and inventor of inexpensive cancer diagnostics, with a colleague of Martin’s who had recently received a grant to conduct breast cancer research in the Middle East. “Our universities and scientists discover inventions and they publish them, but they’re not necessarily scaled up to be

MPs were told to read off talking points, written by rabidly partisan 20-year-olds around the leadership of their parties. In times past in parliament, you could develop the partnerships to address the big issues, but now, tragically, in the House of Commons there is no place to do that.” Still, Martin describes his time in parliament “In times past in from 1993 to 2011 as an parliament, you could incredible honour. His efforts did not go develop the partnerships unappreciated. to address the big issues, He was named as the but now, tragically, in the most underrated MP on Parliament Hill in 2009 House of Commons there by CBC political pundit Rex Murphy. is no place to do that.” And when Martin – Keith Martin officially retired in May, his friends in Greater Victoria were quick to sing his operating without anesthesia. Earlier in 2011, he was asked praises. “He has done so much for the to join the International Union for Conservation of Nature, a community, so much for the group that includes 11,000 sci- country,” said Bob Saunders, a Colwood business owner and entists. Martin created an online Martin’s longtime friend who mechanism that connects politi- encouraged the one-time emercal leaders to scientists in the gency room physician to try his union. He also joined PEPFAR, hand at politics. “It’s a big loss the U.S. President’s Emergency to Canada.” Martin’s friends and colleagues Plan for AIDS Relief, as well as the Consortium of Universities say he always stayed connected for Global Health as a way to to his constituents while workaddress issues regarding pov- ing on global issues in Ottawa. “That gave me the opportunity erty, the environment, food secuto connect with people at home rity and endangered species. Martin plans to continue his in Victoria and other areas, to volunteer work while exploring address issues in the riding, in the country and internationally,” career options. But he has no regrets about Martin said. To keep up with one of Marstepping away from the current political climate that he says has tin’s initiatives, International stripped MPs of their power to Conservation Forum, visit www. affect change. -with files from Edward Hill “It had become such a sad and tragic reality show where able to benefit the largest number of people,” Martin said. From his View Royal home, Martin has also been contributing to aid efforts in the horn of Africa and co-ordinating the delivery of medical supplies to Libyan doctors who had been

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Province must fund Malahat unit It’s difficult to put a price on saving lives. That’s the choice we face, according to a new report that outlines the need for the province to fund a new traffic enforcement unit focused on the Malahat. The short summit trip is a well-known commute for people who live on the Island. And while it is a stunning drive on a beautiful day it doesn’t take much for the pass to turn hellish. The sheer volume of traffic that crosses the Malahat every day – an average of 22,000 vehicles and as many as 36,000 in the summer months – means that even an insignificant fender-bender can cause unreasonable delays. Appointments are missed and suppers go cold because there is no realistic alternative to this route. Of the 58 collisions that happen on the Malahat on average every year, 75 per cent close the road. Last April’s fuel spill, caused when a tanker truck driver lost control, kept some people away from their destination for 22 hours. At its worst, the highway is a killer. The twists and cliff faces are unforgiving for anyone unfortunate enough to lose focus even for a moment. Every year, up to four people die on the road, while almost half of the annual collisions end up with someone in hospital. Things improved last summer when a co-ordinated police effort lowered the number of collisions on the Malahat. More experience with such a strategy could only further improve the numbers, which makes us curious why this approach hasn’t been tried before. Much has been said about the need for alternative routes. It always comes back to cost, whether to expand ferry service from Mill Bay to Brentwood or somehow widen the existing road. Those discussions end up going nowhere fast, which is why it’s time to look at other options. Let’s start with more year-round enforcement on the Malahat. Improving traffic flow, by regulating the roads and keeping bad drivers off them, is a sound alternative. A 15-member dedicated unit of officers from regional police departments, would cost an estimated $1 million annually. That seems like a lot unless you’re talking to someone who have lost a loved one on the highway. The cost of a new unit is a pittance, given that more than eight million vehicles travel the road every year. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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

Patience key to solving traffic woes look at each community’s problems I don’t want to admit it but I’m and the best possible solutions, one of those drivers who gets given how the multitude of other annoyed by a slow cyclist inconveissues are set out to be managed niencing a lane of car traffic. simultaneously. “His inability to bike The key to this plan is at a decent speed is addsetting both short- and ing 30 seconds to my long-term transportation motored commute!” goals. It’s an inconsiderate, If some of the region’s selfish way to drive, recent infrastructure but I’m not alone in my projects are any indicaactions. Most drivers are tion (a new Blue Bridge; egocentric, and it’s the a new Craigflower Bridge; reason the transportation upgrades and widening of issues plaguing the Capithe Island Highway), car tal Region are far from Kyle Slavin travel is forecast to be resolution. The Gen Y Lens here for a long while. Sure, we’ll let our fellow We can’t throw all our motorists merge into trafattention (and money) at rapid tranfic, but if we don’t get that thanksit and expect the roads to change you wave… overnight. A line along the TransDuring the November municiCanada Highway isn’t going to pal election, I chatted with many a make a noticeable difference in the politician (and would-be politician) number of vehicles headed to the about how they want to make our University of Victoria on any given transportation network – involving day, or how many Gordon Head drivers, cyclists, transit-users and residents use Shelbourne Street to pedestrians – a more fluid system. drive downtown. Most appreciable solutions That’s because it’s only one part revolved around transit improveof a very large puzzle that won’t be ments: creating bus and high-ocfinished for decades to come. cupancy vehicle lanes, increasing This puzzle will ultimately include service levels, providing incentives pieces of rapid transit that serve to take transit, and building that the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, Victobillion-dollar light-rail project from ria International Airport, UVic, and downtown to the West Shore. CFB Esquimalt. But these pieces are But where do we begin? It has to still years away from the planning start with planning things out at a stages. region-wide level, because our curThe long-range solution also rent system isn’t working. includes more bike lanes and trails, We need a regional transportaimproved sidewalks and pedestrian tion authority, likely at the Capiital environments, and probably even Regional District, where 13 stakebetter roads for those who will still holder municipalities have a say. This will give us a comprehensive use their cars.

Short-term goals are more difficult to pinpoint and solve quickly – but work needs to be done collaboratively so all municipalities are moving in the same direction. That’s what a comprehensive transportation plan looks like. When the complete puzzle is built, most if not all Greater Victorians should be able to get to their destination faster, cheaper or easier than they would if they drove themselves. But patience, for the time-being, is key. The current LRT system being floated around won’t even be built until 2019 at the earliest. Even as a Gordon Head resident who won’t use the first phase of the LRT line, I won’t complain when a gas tax is implemented, or more of my property tax is directed toward financing light rail along the TransCanada Highway instead of closer to my home. That’s because I know I have to be patient. My neighbourhood will eventually be served by rapid transit, but it has to start somewhere -- and Gordon Head, Esquimalt, Sidney, Oak Bay all drew the short straw. Until that time I will probably continue to drive to work and I’ll probably continue to get annoyed by the cyclists hogging my lane. But I am trying hard to be a more patient road user. Because patience is the only thing that’ll help the region get from A to B in the smoothest way possible. Kyle Slavin is a reporter with the Saanich News

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Northern Gateway is about profits versus environment fossil fuels and the economic The battle lines are drawn, impact of rapidly exploiting and Northern B.C.’s pristine and selling our resources and wilderness is the latest front. resource industries. With hearings underway into It’s about Canada’s national the proposed $5.5-billion, interest. With lax dual 1,172-kilometre royalty structures and Enbridge Northern massive subsidies to Gateway pipeline the fossil fuel industry, project to transport not to mention foreign bitumen from the ownership of tar Alberta tar sands to sands operations and Kitimat and imported lobbying by foreign condensate to dilute companies, Canadians it from the coast are not enjoying the back to Alberta, the real benefits of our fossil fuel industry and its supporters David Suzuki oil industry. In fact, have stepped Science Matters increasing reliance on the tar sands is hurting up the rhetoric. other sectors of the Environmentalists and people in towns, rural areas, and economy, manufacturing in particular. First Nations communities in Thanks to the government’s B.C. have lined up in opposition. support for the fossil fuel It’s not just about potential industry, ours is a petro dollar damage from an oil spill along that rises and falls with the price the pipeline route or from of oil. The high price of oil has a supertanker plying the precarious fiords and waterways increased our dollar’s value, and that has hurt the more labouralong our northern coast – as intensive manufacturing sector, critical as those concerns are. which relies on exports. Not only The larger issues are about our have hundreds of thousands of continued reliance on polluting

Readers respond: Availability and marketing more important in booze consumption My first reaction to your, Rise minimum booze prices: study (News online) article was: what utter rubbish. I have since reconsidered that response but now it’s unprintable. I chaired a mayor’s alcohol abuse task force for three years that had a significant impact on alcohol abuse. I can tell you that availability and marketing has a much greater impact on alcohol abuse than pricing. Pricing is a factor, however British Columbians are already paying excessive prices for all legal alcohol products. Our government says this provides significant funding (read: millions of dollars) to subsidize a number of our health and social programs. Increasing the cost for alcohol even further in all likelihood will increase the sale of illegal liquor, as is the case with cigarettes. Government studies have indicated about 50 per cent of cigarettes sold in Canada are now contraband. My other point, besides what was the motivation and who commissioned this study and for what purpose, is why since 2003, has the present provincial government systematically allowed private liquor stores to sell alcohol and reduced the number of government liquor stores? UVic research has indicated, due to marketing and availability, private liquor stores have contributed to the number of alcohol related deaths. As the research report points out; the private sector is better at the business side than the government, at selling liquor. Unlike government liquor stores, the private sector is open longer and will tailor its quality and price to its clientele, which explains why Vancouver’s downtown eastside has the cheapest booze in the

manufacturing jobs been lost over the past few years, Canada has also been missing out on opportunities to join the boom in production of renewableenergy technology. And when we build infrastructure such as pipelines to support the fossil fuel industry, we increase the incentive to use fossil fuels for a longer time and decrease the incentives to invest in cleaner energy. Industry adherents have come up with many arguments supporting the Northern Gateway project. Some have more holes than an oilfield. Take the jobs argument. Even Enbridge admits that most would be in short-term construction work. Only about 35 to 40 long-term jobs would be created at the Kitimat marine terminal, with some additional jobs in pipeline maintenance. It hardly seems worth risking tens of thousands of jobs in tourism and the fishing industry, among others, for a few short-term and even fewer long-term positions.

Most economic benefits from increased tar sands production would go to the companies and their shareholders, including firms from the U.S., Korea, and China. In fact, state-owned PetroChina, which already operates in the tar sands, has just bought 100 per cent of the MacKay River project. The “ethical oil” argument is so absurd as to be hardly worth mentioning, but it’s one the government has latched onto. Oil can’t be ethical or unethical. People, and by extension the companies they own and operate or the governments they represent, can behave in ethical or unethical ways, but a product can’t. The Northern Gateway project, and much of the recent and pending tar sands expansion, will help companies owned by the government of China dig up the bitumen and send it there for refining and use. The ethical oil folks admit that China is a police state, so why do they support selling them our industry and resources?

Canadian tar sands companies also do business in the countries tagged by the ethical oil folks as being unethical – often in partnership with state-owned companies. The anti-American conspiracy theories are even more absurd. Saying that opposition to the Northern Gateway is a plot by U.S. funding agencies to protect America’s access to Canadian oil is just idiotic in light of the fact that many of the same groups and funders also oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project that would carry oil from the tar sands to Texas. It’s odd to see such anti-Americanism coming from conservatives who apparently support Communist China! The only real argument for Northern Gateway is that it will increase profits for the oil industry, and hand over more of our resources and the associated profits and jobs to China. The arguments against it are so numerous we’ve barely touched them here. Written with Ian Hanington.

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province. There have been several attempts by various B.C. governments to privatize liquor in the past 30 years that have failed due to public pressure. The main government position has been that privatization will allow alcohol to be cheaper and more available. So it seems there has to be correlation between the research, the liquor control policy and initiatives if harm is to be reduced and alcohol deaths are to be avoided. Anthony Mears Oak Bay

True alcohol reading makes a difference in ‘one for the road’ While out for our Christmas dinner, my wife and I overheard an interesting conversation at the next table. The two fellows talking were rather loud, as they had a few drinks with their meal, and were at the stage of lying to each other about anything that came to mind. One man told the other that the breathalyzer device was actually set at one per cent blood alcohol concentration (not .08, as I had always heard.) Luckily, they had no more to drink, but it makes a person wonder if that ‘one for the road’ is really that dangerous? Barry Tateham Victoria

Government that allowed Occupiers should pay for them I have a difficult time understanding why the city government that encouraged the Occupiers who camped in its downtown square that gets tax revenue from the businesses and government offices the mob protested against as well as from restaurants and food stores they shopped

at thinks others should pay for policing and cleanup. This may be a rare case where Esquimalt is justified in complaining to Victoria about policing costs, since the Victoria government didn’t discourage the mob. And I ask why so much non-policing labour was required? Keith Sketchley Saanich

Overpopulation should not be an excuse for killing I am complete agreement with the writer of Boltgun killing of deer is not a kind death (Letters Jan. 6). It is horribly cruel and barbaric to inflict such suffering upon an animal. Furthermore, humans are encroaching on wildlife territory with all the developments and expansions of our cities. What gives us the right to kill an innocent living creature for no apparent reason except for the fact that there are too many of them? Should people too, be shot and killed because there are too many of us? Anyone who is of the opinion that killing an animal isn’t a big deal is a cruel, evil human being. Tamara Shiels Langford

Grinchy bird feeder stealers may have had tails The grinches who removed the bird feeders from the Galloping Goose trail may have been squirrels. Over Christmas, I have seen them knock down and take away a suet feeder from our backyard. There are many squirrel-proof feeders that you can buy, but the best way I have found to prevent

this is to use a suet mixture that does not include nuts. Geoff Stagg Victoria

Shopping is far better in Sidney than Victoria Re: Parking mishap leads to question of compassion. (Letters, Dec. 30) This letter is in response to D. Berry of Sidney, who fell while trying to reach his vehicle before it was towed from Johnson Street, and he received a $60 parking ticket. I sincerely hope that your knee surgery went well and that you are well into your recovery. Next year, I would suggest that you do your Christmas shopping in downtown Sidney, where parking is free and plentiful, there are no meter readers on staff and the tow trucks are dispatched to highway breakdowns. Is it any wonder that business is declining in downtown Victoria? Margaret Westbrook Sidney

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Legal aid in B.C. received a $2.1-million boost, but it’s not nearly enough, said the president of the Victoria Bar Association. “It’s just a drop in the bucket compared to (previous) cuts and there’s much more funding needed before legal aid will be helpful for the people who need to rely on it, particularly in the family law area,” said bar association president Kay Melbye. The additional funding from the Ministry of Attorney General brings annual legal aid funding in B.C. to $68.6 million. The new money goes to the Legal Services Society, the B.C. administrator of legal services for lowincome individuals. The announcement comes in the midst of a legal aid awareness campaign launched by the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association. “The reality is that the public needs to be engaged on the topic of legal aid and demand (access to it) from the government so that they fund it properly,” said Sharon Matthews, B.C. branch president of the Canadian Bar Association, creators of Matthews has spent much of the last year travelling the province and meeting with community groups to garner support for the campaign. She says nine out of 10 British

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Criminal defence lawyer Paul Pearson speaks to the media outside the Victoria Law Courts during a November protest of cuts to B.C.’s legal-aid system. Columbians believe people who face a serious legal crisis should have a lawyer and that, if they can’t afford one, the government should pay for legal aid. “People in British Columbia are particularly concerned that women and children are adversely affected by the lack of legal aid,” she said. “What our campaign is trying to do is give voice to that public opinion that exists.” Veteran lawyer Leonard Doust cited Matthews’ recent work when he presented nine recommendations for how the system can be made more accessible. His recommendations include re-establishing regional aid offices and making legal aid an essential service. All of the $47-million in suggested changes have been supported by the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Doust leads the Public Commission on Legal Aid, an inde-

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BCGEU talks begin The B.C. government began contract talks with one of its largest unions this week, and the union wants a raise as most of its members come off a two-year wage freeze. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union represents 25,000 direct provincial employees, including prison guards, deputy sheriffs, liquor store staff, social workers, probation officers, biologists, lab workers and nurses. Other BCGEU workers in health, community social service and jobs with contracted agencies begin talks in February. About 85 per cent of all union members have contracts expiring in 2012. “We’ll be … determined to get wage improvements,” BCGEU president Darryl Walker said, noting that members also want improvements to benefits and job security. The B.C. government is looking at a $3.1 billion operating deficit for this year. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has repeatedly indicated that there will be no budget increases to pay higher wages. Walker has suggested that opening more government liquor stores on Sundays could generate additional revenues to fund a raise for BCGEU staff. And he isn’t ruling out strike action. ••A11 A11

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Halfway into its second winter season, the Winter Farmers’ Market has set its sights on a permanent, indoor location. “We’ve been talking to several developers and we’ve had a couple of walk-throughs of the Hudson building,” said Maryanne Carmack, with the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society. “It would be a perfect space … We’re just trying to create a gathering space for people to come and enjoy local food and create an atmosphere where it’s a destination.” The society has been working for three years to find an indoor, daily farmers’ market in the downtown. For now, it hosts a twice-monthly market during winter inside Market Square. Vendors increased from a high of 12 last year to 25 this year. While partially covered from the rain, the space is just too cold, Carmack said. “A lot of other successful cities in colder climates have permanent local farmers’ markets, but we don’t have one.” With the help of a $20,000 grant, the society hired a consultant to prepare a business plan for launching one in Victoria. The report is due sometime in the next six months. Some current vendors are interested, but unsure of whether they could commit to a daily market. “I have six or seven products, but really, all I sell is salt and I’m not necessarily sure that’s an everyday thing for me,” said Andrew Shepherd, of the Vancouver Island Salt Company. That said, he’s excited about the

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The following lectures take place at the Maritime Museum of B.C. at 28 Bastion Square: ■ Exploring the Ocean Frontier: We have much to learn. Jan. 25, 7-9 p.m. ■ Artificial reefs: Paradise or pollution. Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.

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Tatiana Robinson, Acting Curator of the Maritime Museum of B.C., adjusts some of the screws on a salvage diving suit, part of the museum’s new temporary exhibit, What Lies Beneath. general public and to inform public policy, he said. The exhibit attempts to do more

than highlight these research projects, however. It also presents the history of ocean exploration,

starting with a reed for breathing below the water’s surface and ending with remotely operated vehicles on the bottom of the ocean. For viewing is a recovered early dive suit and an Aqua-Lung, the first free-swimming breathing set from the mid nineteenth century. What we can learn from the past is “that spirit of exploration, wanting to learn about an environment, which as humans were not particularly well suited to stay under water,” said acting curator Tatiana Robinson. “They show the stepping stones to where we are now.”

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Mentors present vocal jazz night The Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors Society reprises its popular Vocal

Night at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10/$5 for UJAM members and students/participants free. Contact Linda Billings at or Dave Paulson at 250-658-0346 for more information or to reserve your spotlight.

Celebrating 50 years of tuba performance

Looking back over 50 years of playing and performing on the tuba, Eugene Dowling is celebrating with an anniversary performance. Join Dowling, with guests Tzenka Dianova, piano Stephen Brown

Scott celebrates new CD Triple threat Aurora Scott may be many things, but superstitious is not one of them. Going against centuries of tradition, the Nova Scotia born and Victoria bred vocalist has chosen today, Friday, Jan.13, at 8 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club to celebrate the release of her CD Dance With You. It is fitting that the charismatic singer would choose a traditionally unlucky day to celebrate the culmination of a lifetime of hard work – so far, luck has just not been part of the equation. As a teen Scott honed her skills in musical theatre, starring in productions across Canada and as far away as Thailand, but after nearly a decade on stage she made the difficult decision to focus on being a singer exclusively. After graduating from the Jazz Studies program at the Victoria Conservatory of Music she gathered some of Victoria's finest musicians and began recording her debut CD. On Dance With You Scott slinks from jazz to soulful R&B with

& The Bastion Jazz Band at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Admission: $17.50 & $13.50.

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Ave., in Langford, present free screenings of What You Need to Know Before You Get a Pet, Jan. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. See the DVD for a donation of pet food for the food bank and receive a $5 coupon for Island Pet Source. The 15-minute DVD will entertain and inform about what you need to know about pet adoption.

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Vocalist Aurora Scott celebrates the debut of her CD Dance With You at Hermann’s Jazz Club tonight at 8 p.m. ease, belying her relatively young age. Like the Northern Lights after which she was named, Scott's voice has a luminous quality that seems to hang in the air long after it has disappeared. For her Friday the 13th show, Scott will be joined by some of Vic-

toria’s finest jazz musicians: Thomas Kinzel, piano; Ryan Tandy, bass; and Damian Graham, drums. Join Scott and some of Victoria's best musicians at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. Tickets $17 at the door, $15 for VJS members.

A tale of two worlds The Center for AsiaPacific Initiative is hosting a launch of Grant Hayter-Menzies’ new book The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds on Jan. 18. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hickman bldg 110, University of Victoria. Hayter-Menzies is the author of Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling, as well as the first biographies of stage and screen stars Charlotte Greenwood and Billie Burke. He lives in Sidney where he is working on the first biography of Lillian Carter, mother of President Jimmy Carter. The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds tells the tale of two women from two different worlds who joined hands, and made his-

tory. Middle-aged Iowan Sarah Pike Conger came to China in 1898 knowing nothing of its people or its culture, its temples or its halls of power. Yet she left seven years later one of China’s most sympathetic defenders, bringing to its women and its most famous woman, the Empress Dowager Cixi, forbidden foreign aspirations toward education, autonomy and international sisterhood. Using unpublished letters, diaries and photographs, and benefiting from the cooperation and assistance of relatives of Sarah Conger and the Empress Dowager, the book recreates a world of the past while celebrating a friendship between East and West for the present and future to aspire to.

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Start the New Year with some flavourful new ideas, thanks to a new series from local cultural community, Food, Faith & Community Interfaith Bridging Project. Hosted by the Victoria Multifaith Society, South Island Dispute Resolution Centre and Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, the interfaith cooking classes and open house events invite participants to come cook cultural dishes and learn about foods prepared by different faith groups. It’s an opportunity to share a meal, celebrate and learn, while at the same time promoting understanding and building new relationships. FEEDING THE

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LY 100 YEARS OF FOOD Join the Victoria Historical Society Jan. 26 for Feeding the IN VICTOR & DRINK IA Family: 100 Years of Food and Drink in Victoria, a talk with Robert Griffin, based on the new book of the same title, co-authored with Nancy Oke and published by the Royal BC Museum. The colourful history explores the bakers, butchers, N grocers, coffee makers and other suppliers of food and O R G drink in Victoria’s early days. The talk gets under way at 7:30 p.m. at the James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies St. and Image courtesy RBCM all are welcome. For more details, email O KE AN D G RIF FIN



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Additional sessions coming up include: • Hindu Cooking Class & Open House, Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Hindu Temple 1934 Cultra Ave., with the cooking class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the meal and open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. • Muslim Cooking Class & Open House, Sunday, March 4 at Spice Jammer Restaurant, 842 Fort St., with an 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. cooking class, followed by a 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. meal and open house with the Victoria Multifaith Society.

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Managers settle into local Save-on-Foods stores Greater Victoria’s two Save-on-Foods stores welcomed two new managers this past fall, and both are enjoying getting to know their new stores – and communities. Ted Pigeon heads up the Westside Village location after 10 years in Prince George. Pigeon had worked on the Island in the Courtenay store 20 years earlier and the Williams Lake native was looking for an opportunity to return to the Island, he says. Managing a staff of about 100, he appreciates the “fresh and friendly� store’s community feel within the busy Vic West setting. “I like the fact that it feels like a small community store but we’re in the middle of the city,� he says. The enthusiasm of staff and community allow the store to contribute to the local food banks and continue its relationship with CFB Esquimalt, in addition to the BC Children’s Hospital, which Save-on-Foods supports both locally and at the corporate level.

Langford Canadian Tire supports SPCA Recognizing that when times are tough, human family members aren’t the only ones who need a little help, Canadian Tire Langford took the initiative for our furry friends this holiday season. Through December, the Langford store operated its first Pet Food Bank, which concluded with Santa delivering a truck of pet food to the local SPCA. Even better, customers were also invited to donate $2 at the till throughout the month in support of the SPCA, and thanks to their generosity, the store will be also be writing a check for $5,125 in support of local animals. “Canadian Tire’s Langford customers really do care about pets!� says the store’s Janet Curry, shown here with ‘Santa’ picked up Pet Food Bank donations from Soleil “the wonder dog.� Canadian Tire Langford’s Janet Curry with Soleil.

not for profit Jan. 13 – Capital Regional District Arts Development Project Grant deadline. FMI: 250-360-3215, or Jan. 14 – Victoria Genealogical Society Workshop with Pat Acton: How to utilize WORD to compile and write your family narrative, 10 a.m. to noon at 947 Alston St. Members $10; non-members $15. Register 250-360-2808. FMI: Jan. 17 – Victoria Evening Newcomer’s Club For Women dinner meeting at Cafe Boulevard, 642 Johnson St. next to the Best Western, 6:30 p.m. Dinner registration closes on Jan. 13. Membership is $25/year. FMI: Jan. 19 – Saanich Newcomers Club for women meets, 11:30 a.m. at Cedar Hill Golf Club. A guest speaker from the Maritime Museum will follow the meeting. FMI: Jan. 19 – The Native Plant Study Group presents Recent Trends in Botanical Field Research in BC with plant ecologist and taxonomist Dr. Terry McIntosh, 7 p.m. UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D116. Non-member drop-in fee: $3. FMI: Jan. 25 – The Royal Oak Community Association AGM, 7 p.m. in the Royal Oak Middle School band room. Guest speaker is: Coun. Vicki Sanders. All welcome. FMI: 250-479-8975 or Jan. 27 – Toastmaster’s Night Hawks Club hosts a Humour Workshop, 8 to 10 p.m. at Paul’s Motor Inn, 1900 Douglas St. FMI: Heather, 250-220-4668 or Dawn, 250-656-5620, or Submit your non-profit events to Jennifer Blyth at

Today, Pigeon and his family are taking advantage of the region’s mild weather to get out and about, exploring local parks. In Saanich, the region’s first Save-onFoods store welcomed manager Lionel Gjerde this past fall. It was a “coming home� of sorts for Gjerde, who had actually worked at the Saanich store at its grand opening 25 years ago! In all, Gjerde brings 33 years of experience with the company, and returns to Saanich from his most recent position in Campbell River. Today, he oversees about 170 staff at the 54,000-square-foot store. With Gjerde’s son attending the University of Victoria and his wife originally from Victoria, it was a good time to return to the city, he says. Many staff members and even more customers have stayed with the store since his first years here: “We have customers who have come here every week since it opened; 25 years – it’s remarkable.�

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Scrapers? regularity. Along with brothers Jamie and Jordie Benn, the latest generation of VIJHL grads playing full-time in the NHL features Clayton Stoner (Minnesota Wild) and Ryan O’Byrne (Colorado Avalanche). Both took a spin in the Island league before going opposite routes: Stoner through the BCHL and NCAA, O’Byrne through the WHL. Last season, former Saanich Braves forward Adam Cracknell was a regular on the St. Louis Blues’ fourth line. This year he was named captain of the team’s farm club, the AHL Peoria Rivermen. But a coaching change with the NHL club gave the 26-yearold another shot. As a callup in December, Cracknell potted a goal in less than eight minutes of ice time. Former Saanich Braves and Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Lee Baldwin is another grad with a unique story, said Braves coach Brad Cook. “Baldwin’s a poster child for junior B development, playing in Saanich for three years before he went to the BCHL.” These days, 6-foot-5 Baldwin shares the Conneticut Whales dressing room with fellow players contracted to the parent New York Rangers. Some of his teammates are quite well known, and highly paid, including Wade Redden and Sean Avery.

New look for an old league Weekend All Star game a chance to showcase the VIJHL, past and present Travis Paterson News staff

It’s the most underrated level of junior hockey. What was once considered a for the Tri City Americans, and jungle has been bulldozed over. Paths run throughout the remain- plans on being at the VIJHL All ing trees. Signposts direct players Star Classic at Pearkes arena on ahead. The attractions once seen Sunday. “The prospects game is betas wild animals are now trained, skilled young players, more wor- ter. There’ll be four or five WHL ried about the tape on their stick scouts as well as regional BCHL teams (at the all-star game). For than on their knuckles. The local junior B circuit was (the WHL), all we’re looking for created in 1965 and today the is to hand out invitations to next Vancouver Island Junior Hockey year’s tryouts. Generally, we are League has been a starting place there at the beginning of the seafor enough NHLers to give it an son and chart the guys we like throughout the year, especially in undeniable legitimacy. It’s a legitimacy that’s been hard playoffs, to see how they change.” earned. It wasn’t long ago that the stats Rosters and rule changes page of an NHL player would The biggest change to happen date all the way back to, but not to the VIJHL in years has already include, their junior B season. happened, with the BCHL moving My, how those days have to a 21 player roster, down from 25. changed. “Some of the Case in point: more wealthy “Twenty years ago, Jamie Benn. On BCHL teams Wednesday, Benn Jr. B wasn’t as conducive want to have 25 sat 15th overall guys because in NHL scoring to development as it is they can recruit with 13 goals and now.” – Greg Batters 25 good hockey 42 points in 41 players,” Batgames. A few lines ters said. “Take above the numbers of Benn’s cur- the extra skaters from the three rent season on shows biggest clubs in the BCHL, and a successful 2005-06 season with you’ve got 12 pretty good players the Peninsula Panthers, when he who aren’t playing. Now they’re scored 31 goals in 38 games. either spread around the BCHL, or “Twenty years ago, junior B making junior B better.” wasn’t as conducive to developAlready this season the VIJHL ment as it is now,” said Island has seen a record number of playleague president Greg Batters. ers called up to the BCHL. “Players often stayed in midget “We don’t have the exact numuntil they were 17 years old, and bers,” Batters said. “If we can get went right to the BCHL and WHL. stats and show it’s a good thing, it Junior B was a league for guys helps the BCHL keep this rule, and (who just wanted) to keep play- helps our league.” ing.” Tracking player movement was The VIJHL has come a long way one of the ideas on the agenda in 46 years, graduating hundreds at last week’s junior committee of players to the B.C., Western meetings in Vancouver. Batters and NCAA hockey leagues. Maybe met with reps from the Kootenay thousands. Only a few have made and Pacific junior B organizations, the NHL, but only a few ever do. as well as the BCHL and WHL. The newest phenomenon at “We’re discussing the future, the junior B level is seeing college where we’d like the game to go recruiters in the stands. The pres- and insuring we do our best to ence of WHL scouts, of course, is give the kids an opportunity to nothing new. develop,” he said. “All-star games aren’t the best Also on the docket are rule representation (of players),” said changes for junior B in B.C. Nathan Hays, a local who scouts The VIJHL is exploring a differ-


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Brandon Wheat Kings property Jack Palmer, a Saanich Braves rookie, is playing in the all-star game on Sunday.

VIJHL All Star Classic ■ Jan. 15 at George Pearkes arena. Prospects 1 p.m.; Skills competition 2:30 p.m.; All Star Classic 3:30 p.m. ■ Tickets: Adults $15, children $7. ■ Contact: Anne McIntyre:

ent three person officiating system as a possible option. Instead of the traditional two linesman and one referee, a new system has been used in Ontario and Saskatchewan with two refs and just one linesman. It’s a variation on the popular two ref, four person officiating team. But that option adds travel costs to the VIJHL’s already thin budget. “This way the league could get that two ref system. It’s been piloted and accepted by B.C. Hockey as an option, but hasn’t been used in B.C. yet,” Batters said. Also in discussion is a change to the offside rule. “We’re looking at reinstating the old rule, without the tag-up.” Currently, when the puck is dumped into the offensive zone, offside players are allowed to clear that zone and tag-up. It’s believed the rule adds to the flow of the game, limiting whistles. But Batters sees it another way.

Coaches don’t want to take the risk. Defenceman dump the puck in to buy time for their forwards to clear the zone and clog up the neutral area. “It’s shortchanging our players. They aren’t learning how to pass the puck. In the old system, players had to wait until their players cleared or take an offside (which led to a faceoff in their zone). To avoid going offside, they had to pass the puck to their partner, and control it.”

Grads in the bigs In his day, Batters was in the majority when he graduated from midget to the WHL’s Victoria Cougars in 1984, though there were exceptions. Geoff Courtnall was one of them. Before he starred for the Victoria Cougars, Courtnall was an Oak Bay Flyer. But it’s the modern era of junior B that’s seeing grads continue from the BCHL, and WHL and NCAA to the AHL, NHL and Europe, with

Jr. B trade deadline Upgrades were the number one objective for every general manager in the VIJHL on Tuesday for the nationwide trade deadline for all levels of junior. Trouble is, everyone wants what there’s little of to get, said Cook. “We’ve lost defenceman Jaden Schmeisser, signed permanently to the Victoria Grizzlies. That’s great. We’re doing our job, he’s moving on.” Helping their cause, the Braves recently acquired 20-year-old defenceman Adam Wade from the Kerry Park Islanders. The Victoria Cougars made a more significant move on Tuesday, bringing in forward Colin Minardi from the Summerland Steam of the Kootenay league. Minardi, a 20-year-old, has 15 goals, 43 points in 37 games this season. “Minardi will enhance our leadership, character, and provide us with another offensive threat,” said Cougars assistant coach Thomas Kala.

Skills and thrills Between the prospects game and the all-star game is the 2:30 p.m. skills competition, a favourite for the Braves’ Cook. As a player in the 1996 BCHL all-star game’s skills competition, Cook won the agility drill, carrying the puck between the cones. His opponent in the final drill was current Edmonton Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff. ••A17 A21

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Saanich-raised Wade Murphy is now a Penticton Vee.

Kevin Sundher will likely end his junior days as a Brandon Wheat King. Wade Murphy will end his as a Penticton Vee. The two were the top scorers for their respective Victoria junior teams, Sundher with the WHL Royals and Murphy with the BCHL Grizzlies. Royals general manager Marc Habscheid traded Sundher to the Wheat Kings on Monday night for 18-year-old Jordan Fransoo and 17-year-old Dakota Conroy, as well as a firstround draft pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. It was the only deadline move for the Royals, while Grizzlies GM Vic Gervais accepted defeat for this season and moved his core of top scorers. Murphy goes to Penticton for forward Mark McLellan (1994-born) and future considerations. Goalie Jamie Tucker and forward Mike Collins went to the Dauphin Kings, Mike Moran went to the Spruce Grove Saints, and Jarryd Ten Vaanholt went to the Prince George Spruce Kings, all for future considerations.

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Kevin Sundher adds depth to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Registration dates for the Greater Victoria Minor Ball Hockey league’s spring season are upcoming. Over the next two Saturdays and Sundays (Jan. 14, 15, 21 and 22), the Victoria ball hockey league is holding registration at three different venues, Pearkes Recreation Centre, Eagle Ridge Community Centre and Panorama Recreation Centre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The season runs April through June for kids aged 5 to 17.



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Goldstream News Gazette The Goldstream News Gazette has an immediate opening for a full-time news journalist. Goldstream is located minutes from Victoria, B.C. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide news stories, photos and video for our awardwinning, twice-weekly newspaper and website. The ideal candidate will have a passion for print and online journalism and possess superior news judgment. The proven ability to write clean, interesting copy, adhere to stringent deadlines and be able to work both independently as well as part of a team are required. The candidate will be comfortable with all aspects of multimedia journalism, and have a track record of turning around well-written, fact-based, concise, and well-produced content quickly, for posting online that day, along with photos and video. Evening and weekend work is required. A car and driver’s licence is required for this position. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is important as is the ability to take and carry out instructions in a timely fashion. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and social media (Facebook, Twitter) would be considered an asset. Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by January 25, 2012 to: Kevin Laird Editorial Director-Greater Victoria Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: (No phone calls, please) Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or







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.

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER (RCA) taking new clients. Respite, appointments, meals, shopping. Kerry 250-592-0622


QUEEN-SIZE, 39� & 54� Mattress Sets from $139.; Bookcases & Desks $49.; Colour TV $20.; Sofa/Loveseat $199.; Wood 5Pc Dinette $159. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. Visa, M/C

CASH ADVANTAGE Payday Loans requires a Loan Administrator / Collector. Proven collections experience an asset. Great customer service, cash experience, self starter. 34 hrs/week. Email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to or 770 Hillside Ave



RESORT MANAGER: Mid Island Resort looking for an On Site Manager immediately. Applicants must have experience & knowledge of general office administration, customer relations, housekeeping, interior & exterior repairs & maintenance. Previous related experience & references are required. Please submit your resume to: File # 27, C/O: PQB News, Box 1180, #4-154 Middleton Ave. , Parksville, BC. V9P 2H2


Social Worker

Sunridge Place, a Residential Complex Care facility in Duncan is recruiting for a part-time Social Worker. If you wish to be part of an enthusiastic team who are making a difference in the lives of seniors, please send your resume to Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Sunridge Place, however, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

TRADES, TECHNICAL M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full benefit package. Please contact joanne.stone


cheryl@singleparent or phone 250-385-1114 for more info.

Looking for a NEW job?

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WANTED: CLEAN fridge’s, upright freezers, 24� stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.

BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106. Steel Building Sale. Inventory Discount Sale. 30x40, 42x80, 100x100. Erection Available Must Sell, Will Deal.40 yr paint Source# 1OC 866-609-4321

FREE ITEMS RAKE UP and take non sprayed leaves for compost and gardens. (250)652-2012.

BEAR MTN Athletic Club 10visit pass gym/pool/fitness classes. $134 value; $95. 250-391-6430. COFFEE TABLE$75. 250-477-8753.


GENDRON HIGH grade English snooker pool balls, 22. $25. Call (250)386-9493. HONEYWELL ELECTRIC whole room heater, top cond. $31. 250-598-1265.


NEW BLENDER $34, new coffee machine $34. Desk atlas $24. (778)440-6628. NEW ENCHANTRESS pantyhose, large, misty grey. 6 pair, $30. (250)383-4578. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

HOME CARE SUPPORT EXP. CARE aid/companion avail. Honest, reliable, mature female. CPR, Food Safe and WHMIS cert. Ref’s on request. $25/hr min 30hrs/week, live out. Wendy (250)479-8555.


1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)


Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG

is seeking caring individuals for a 12 session Peer Helper for Single Parents volunteer training. Successful candidates will receive training to provide one-on-one support for parents. Training will be three hours per week starting mid-February and ending mid-April. Interested individuals please contact Cheryl Dyck at:

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

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WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181


OAK Bay BAY News NEWS Fri, - Friday, 13, 2012 Oak JanJanuary 13, 2012 REAL ESTATE














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

OAK BAY, 60 plus building, 1 Bdrm, 1 Bath above Oak Bay library, F/S, coin laundry $850. Call Complete Residential 250-370-7093.

SIDNEY- 2006 1 level 3 bdrm, 2 bath executive home attached dbl garage, like new cond., $2500 incld’s lawn services. Call (250)652-7707.

QUADRA/MACKENZIE: 3 bdrms, $1250+ 50% utils, sun deck, laundry, St. prkg. Avail immed, 250-516-5556.

SIDNEY AREA: Close to all amens, 4 bdrm, radiant heat, gas fire, garage, 5 appl’s, games room, office and more. $2300, Feb. 1. 250-656-6448.

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad


SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.

GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities incl’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:


BURNSIDE AREA, newer 2 bdrm, utils incl. Ref’s req’d, $1050. (avail immed) Days call 250-383-9635, 250-383-9993.

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: 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: 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:



CAREY RD. area, 2 bdrm bsmt, laundry, all utils incl’d, $1100, (Immed) 250-386-8365 CAREY ROAD- spilt level 1 bdrm suite. Close to bus. F/P, deck, lots of parking, shared W/D. Includes hydro, water, basic cable. N/S, no dogs. $1000./mo. Call 250-727-3089 after 6pm. COLWOOD- 1 bdrm, shared laundry, priv ent, NS/NP. $795 incls utils, quiet, 250-391-7915 C. SAANICH, 1 bdrm bsmt, all utils incl, priv ent, shared W/D, N/S, N/P, $750/mo, avail immed, call 250-213-8852. QUADRA: 2 bdrm apt., 2 bath, 3pc appl’s, h/w floors, NS/NP, close to everything. $1250. (250)216-5090, (250)386-6523 ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $800/mo. Avail immed. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.


GORDON HEAD, 1-bedroom. Close to University, bus routes. Separate entrance, kitchenette and shared laundry. Quiet. No pets/smokers. Damage deposit and references required. $675/month. Free wi-fi, heat and hydro. Available Feb 1st. 250-727-2230. LANGFORD: BRIGHT, new 1 bdrm. Lvl entry. W/D, NS/NP. $800. incl. utils (250)220-8750


DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


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Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE!

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


all conditions in all locations


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


toll free 1-888-588-7172 2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT. $10,895. Stow N Go seats, 3.8L V6 OHV engine. This is my wife’s car and has excellent care and attention. Most options, TRAILER TOW Prep Group (never hauled anything), Front Set Console, Driver’s Seat 8 Way Power, CD Player, Exterior Colour Linen Gold Metallic. Seasonal tire sets. Parksville location. 250-248-4721



$50-$1000 CASH For scrap vehicle FREE Tow away



NORTH SAANICHEnjoy views of farm lands from this lrg 1bdrm upper lvl suite, shared laundry, N/S, $800+ util’s. Call (250)652-7707.

SAANICHTON LARGE 1 bdrm, priv entrance, shared laundry. NS/NP. $800 mo incls utils. Call (250)544-8007.


with a classified ad 250.388.3535


















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

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

CA$H for CAR$

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

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


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


250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

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.

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. CLEANING LADY. Reliable, trustworthy, exc refs, 16 yrs exp, Mon-Fri. 250-661-2733.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656.

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.

HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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. 250-896-3478.

FENCING QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

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

GARDENING 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.

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. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

HANDYPERSONS ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/kitchen reno’s and accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23 years. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

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

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




AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, tree pruning, winter clean, pwr wash, snow rmvl. 882-3129


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

✭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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656.

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. CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942.



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.

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

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


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

Peacock Painting

EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.

PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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


250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance


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.

RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. 250-896-3478.

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

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


Use our community classifieds Service Directory to find an expert in your community

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

Crossword ACROSS 1. Cut into small pieces 6. 1965 Nobel biologist 11. Chinese take out dessert 14. ___ Farrow, actress 15. ASPCA founder Henry 16. Scientific research workplace 18. Pimpled 21. S. African river 23. Eagle’s lofty nest 25. Coverted grain in brewing 26. Trial runs (abbr.) 28. Navy men 29. School terms 31. Fruit preserve 34. Female soldier in WWII 35. Honey (abbr.) 36. Makes systematic 39. Exerted caution 40. So. African Music Awards

DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


NEEDS mine.


44. Football team number 45. Bo _____, “10” 47. Makes angry 48. Hare-like rodents of the pampas 50. Command right 51. An unfledged pigeon 56. Very high frequency 57. Act of breaking into bits 62. Sam ____, US golfer 63. Female servants DOWN 1. Groaned 2. Atomic #77 3. New Testament 4. Young bear 5. Point midway between NE and E 6. Microgram 7. Aah

Today’s Answers

33. Bogs 36. Easing of a burden 37. Plural of 30 down 38. Feeling sorrow 39. Floating ice mountain 41. 13th Hebrew letter 42. Macaws 43. Control systems 46. Hermann ____, futurist 49. Left heart there 51. Senior officer 52. Which was to be demonstrated 53. Boutros’ group 54. Banking machine 55. The cry made by sheep 58. A before a vowel 59. Owner of NBC 60. 7th tone 61. Potato state

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

8. Negative response 9. Exclamation, All Right! 10. Wasting time 11. Payroll tax 12. Trauma center 13. Food consumers 14. One thousandth of an ampere 17. Offers of a price 19. Before 20. Not bright 21. Speaks, archaic 22. ___ Barkin: actress 24. Winged goddess of the dawn 25. More (Spanish) 27. Stitched clothing 28. Factions 30. Adult male 31. Tiffany and Kay 32. Tequila plant

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

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Select your home. Select your mortgage.


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

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Jan. 12 - 18 edition of

1636 Pinewood Ave., $649,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch 250-889-2528

2239 Shelbourne St, $389,000 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

20-934 Boulderwood, $579,900

pg. 13

10 Helmcken Rd

121 Paddock, $459,000 pg. 13

405-951 Topaz Ave, $327,000 Saturday & Sunday 3:30-4:30 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

pg. 12

402-1055 Hillside, $237,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen 250 744-3301

pg. 10

809-620 Toronto St

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale, 250-812-7277

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

pg. 13

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

pg. 11

Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 31

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

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty John Bodnar 250-385-2033

pg. 5

202-1807 Oak Bay Ave, $349,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 7

pg. 6

pg. 11

401-1146 View, $269,900 pg. 30

pg. 12

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

pg. 11

pg. 8

pg. 26

pg. 14

205-2095 Oak Bay, $219,000 pg. 17

3520 Upper Te, $939,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 14

pg. 13

pg. 6

807-100 Saghalie, $849,900

pg. 31

pg. 9

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

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

pg. 15

Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

3720 Winston, $529,000

pg. 18

4173 Buckingham, $684,000

pg. 15

pg. 14

3205 Kingsley

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 13

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

pg. 8

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

pg. 19

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing 250 655-0608

pg. 30

pg. 18

pg. 5

pg. 19

pg. 12

pg. 18

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

pg. 12

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

pg. 19

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pg. 14

116-866 Brock, $265,000

pg. 8

3310 Hazelwood Rd., $449,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

pg. 22

2433 Prospector Way, $679,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Realty David Scotney 250-384-8124

pg. 20

946 Gade Rd., $659,500 pg. 19

Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren 250-727-5448

pg. 20

563 Brant Pl., $624,900 pg. 23

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

pg. 22

2945 Andre Rd, $398,000

pg. 27

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

pg. 22

662 Goldstream Ave., $249,900 pg. 1

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

Sat 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Thomas Krumpic, 250 478-9600

2008 Hawkins Pl, $475,000 pg. 30

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten, 250-479-3333

pg. 7

pg. 18

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 32

pg. 28

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

pg. 5

3298 Hazelwood Rd., $399,900 pg. 20

604 Stewart Mtn Rd, $729,000 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

pg. 21

119-2733 Peatt Rd, $374,900

1826 Millstream Rd., $699,900

4126 Santa Anita, $509,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

pg. 1

2698 Silverstone Way, $519,900

982 Meadowview, $674,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

304-611 Brookside, $219,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Kellie Elder 250 384-7663

pg. 30

618 Baxter, $524,500 Sunday 3-4:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 21

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

310-10459 Resthaven, $379,000 Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate

pg. 3

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

313-10459 Resthaven, $399,000 pg. 31

pg. 21

Saturday 1:30-3 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

104-7701 Central Saanich, $146,500

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale Ken Lorenz 250-888-3434

pg. 22

586 Stornoway, $509,800

6265 Springlea Rd., $599,000 pg. 18

pg. 20

pg. 27

B-10470 Resthaven Dr., $529,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judith Gerrett 250-656-0131

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

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Barbara Scott 250-383-1500

2051 Ardwell, $469,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

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

687 Daymeer Plc., $429,900

741 Jasmine, $489,000

1817 Rossiter Plc., $614,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Smith 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale Ken Lorenz 250-888-3434

33-610 Mckenzie Ave, $359,900 pg. 15

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

pg. 22

201-3220 Jacklin, $299,900

6265 Springlea Rd., $599,000

4030 Zinnia

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

pg. 19

3-2365 Henry

1-4140 Interurban pg. 26

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Cheryl Macmillan 250 507-2435

pg. 21

3134 Wishart Rd., $449,500

63-1255 Wain Rd

4029 Providence Pl., $949,900

Sunday 1-2:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

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

101-10421 Resthaven, $399,900

pg. 14

4659 Lochwood, $819,900

305-1375 Newport, $519,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

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

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Vancouver Island James Andersen 250-213-3710

973 Shadywood Dr.

2596 Dunlevy Ave., $749,000 pg. 13

pg. 12

1929 Casa Marcia, $619,900

4451 Majestic Dr, $679,800

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

pg. 16

2051 Brethour Pkwy, $428,900

219-1009 McKenzie, $193,000

223-1680 Poplar, $159,900

pg. 12 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty John Bodnar 250-385-2033

pg. 18

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 1-3 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

952 Lyall

Saturday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

1976 Jeffree Rd, $529,900

4971 Dustin, $849,888

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

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

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033

pg. 22

3326 Blueberry, $379,900

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

102-820 Short, $364,900

203-1020 Esquimalt Rd, $225,000

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-858-6775

3155 Westdowne, $948,000

71 Government St

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 35

pg. 13

5-290 Superior, $354,000

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

1446 Fairfield, $869,000

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

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

pg. 18

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

2794 Lakeshore, $492,000

23-901 Kentwood Ln., $459,000

3175 Midland, $1,499,000

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

126-75 Songhees, $959,000

Saturday 4-5 Pemberton Holmes Stacey Dewhurst 250 384-8124

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

pg. 26

pg. 15

5042 Wesley Rd., $610,000 pg. 28

306-520 Foster, $230,000

23-4391 Torquay, $398,800

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott 250 744-3301

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

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

205-2125 Oak Bay, $357,000

303-935 Johnson Street

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

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

3463 Yorkshire Pl.

409 Conway, $619,000

5-881 Nicholson St., $549,000

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

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

3362 Henderson, $795,000

109-11 Cooperage, $929,900 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

401-1083 Tillicum Rd, $339,900

pg. 5

3-828 Rupert Terrace

pg. 18

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

937 Mesher, $859,900 pg. 13

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

pg. 11

1255 Glynn

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

934 Craigflower, $449,000

#2-1200 Richardson St., $569,000 pg. 5

pg. 14

102-520 Foster St., $199,900 pg. 26

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

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

4582 Seawood Terr, $819,000

604-75 Songhees, $698,000

2657 Cedar Hill, $519,900 pg. 12

pg. 14

pg. 12

23-60 Dallas, $494,900

304-356 Gorge Rd E, $299,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sonya Conn, 250-592-4422

401-1012 Pakington St, $315,000

Sunday Jan 22 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Roger Jones 250 361-9838

pg. 9

973 Shadywood Dr, $849,900

6 Governors Point, $628,000

pg. 13

301-50 Songhees, $549,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

Saturday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Lisa Nohr 250-882-0729

Saturday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

309 Kingston, $769,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

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

102-2647 Graham, $277,700

233 Superior, $579,000 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 2

pg. 5

S1006-737 Humboldt St., $868,800

210-3180 Albina, $209,900

1663 Bisley, $619,000

Daily noon-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 812-7277

2614 Scott St, $469,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Saturday & Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 12

205-936 Fairfield Rd, $324,500 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

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

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $684,900 pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Dennis Jabs, 250-882-7393

pg. 22

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This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday 608 Fairway

Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Sheila Christmas 250-477-1100

994 Dunford, from $359,900 Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Lyle Kahl 250-391-8484

pg. 10

pg. 22

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Sheila Christmas 250-477-1100

Saturday 3-5 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

pg. 22

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 5

pg. 21

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

pg. 3

pg. 21

pg. 21

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun George Wall 250-744-3301

pg. 20

pg. 22

907 Dawn, $579,000 pg. 20

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

pg. 20

Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

Park Place, $339,900 pg. 8

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250-858-0424

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Duncan Kim Johannsen 250 748-7200

pg. 24

957 Shawnigan Lake, $319,900

549 Delora Dr., $599,000

723 Windover Trc., $879,000

pg. 20

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

pg. 24

3348 Sewell, $599,900 pg. 21

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 20

3019 Dornier pg. 22

2798 Lakeshore, $599,900 Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Ted Tyrrell, 250-477-7291

507 Outlook, $779,900

2779 Lakehurst, $484,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ted Tyrrell, 250-477-7291

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Jan. 12-18 edition of

2779 Lakehurst Dr, $484,900

472 Terrahue Rd., $454,900

3334 Myles Mansell Rd., $449,000 Saturday & Sunday 12-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-360-6683

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

3314 Hazelwood Rd., $515,000

3363 Mary Anne Cres., $515,000

103-996 Wild Ridge

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

pg. 7

539 Stornoway, $476,899

1075 Costin

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko,250-474-6003

987 Ironwood Crt., $749,500

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

101-608 Fairway Ave., $299,900

3306 Hazelwood Rd., $449,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

108-644 Granrose Ter pg. 5


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

pg. 6

3735 Ridge Pond, $619,900 pg. 21

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

4556 Royal Island, $639,900 pg. 21

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Tom Muir 250-477-7291

pg. 24

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Venture puts a new spin on arts Thriving local shop honoured with B.C. Aboriginal Business Award Laura Lavin

Papik said many aboriginal businesses are successful, which was outlined by the nearly 20 companies and entrepreneurs recognized at the awards. “One thing that we have in common, that makes us successful, is dedication and passion. We work hard,” she said. “Something else we bring to it, is the values we have of being inclusive. Anyone can come in and we will share our knowledge or get them to do a class and teach other people.” Papik runs a knitting needle exchange and donates yarn to those who want to knit, but can’t afford the materials. “We have a large space where people can come in and sit, we have the knitting needle exchange for people who are low income, we accept donations and give wool away to anyone who wants to knit for the homeless or who have no money but want to knit, and we are there for people who want to buy beautiful hand-dyed silks – we cover a broad spectrum,” she said. The B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards are a joint initiative

News Staff

A passion for fibre arts earned Stephanie Papik, owner of Knotty by Nature, the Business of the Year award at the third annual B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards. “It was great. I was really honoured,” said the soft-spoken woman. Papik opened her fibre arts store in Victoria three years ago with the help of a grant from Aboriginal Business Canada through the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation. “I had some money and I found out that Aboriginal Business Canada provides grants to people who have some seed money and qualify for a loan,” she said. When her husband Ryan Davis told her he would work with her, she decided to go ahead and set up shop. “Aboriginal business is vital to the province’s economic future and plays a crucial role in the B.C. jobs plan,” said Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Mary Polak. “This year’s recipients – from catering to construction to real estate – show the drive, creativity and entrepreneurship that characterizes B.C.’s aboriginal business community.” Knotty By Nature is a retail business devoted to fibre arts such as knitting, spinning, weaving and felting. Papik offers both instruction and materials along with a welcoming spirit. “We support local farmers and artists. When we started you couldn’t buy local fibre. There are alpaca farms up and down the Island, but you couldn’t buy a ball of yarn,” she said. She has changed that, offering products from around the Island. Papik started knitting 12 years ago, learning the craft from her great aunt. “My great aunt is blind and she was knitting socks. I figured if she could do it blind, I should be able to figure it out,” she said. Local Roadshow Expert She called knitting a great creative outlet which Examines Some Gold Jewellery results in useful things. “It’s been a really great experience,” she said of OUT running Knotty By Nature. “There is a whole other DOn’T mISS community out there. A community of business people, a community of creative people I’ve met through the business.” Some of those connections she made last summer when the Victoria Fibre Arts Festival was cancelled at the last minute. “I put a call out to the community and together we pulled off the best fibre festival ever in Victoria,” she said.

Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Stephanie Papik with a shelf of wool at her store Knotty by Nature. Papik’s shop is devoted to fibre arts such as knitting, spinning, weaving and felting. of the B.C. Achievement Foundation and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.


Roadshow is coming back to Langford: 3 More Days! Terry Inkler Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer After very successful shows in Richmond and Aldergrove, The Roadshow is returning to Langford. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She finally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. 1800’s, some of which were extremely She was very excited when she was able rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over explains “We had uncovered an 1871 $2,100 for jewellery she was never going Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can finally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of

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A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that specific toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

See you at the roadshow! nd Unable to atte ide ov pr e W ? in person calls! fREE house

3 More Days!


Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it.

In Langford: January 13, 14, 15

Four Points by Sheraton, 829 McCallum Rd., Victoria (Langford) CANADIAN COLLECTORS ROADSHOW: 1-877-810-4653 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (except Sunday, Jan. 15th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Bring in your old unwanted or broken jewelry, coins, antiques & collectibles for the cash you need to help pay off those holiday season bills.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS • Gather all your collectibles and bring them in • FREE admission • Free Appraisal • NO appointment necessary • We will make offers on the spot if there is interest in the item • Accept the offer & get paid immediately • FREE coffee • Fully heated indoor facility • FREE House Calls

TOp 5 ITEmS TO bRInG... Gold Jewellery, Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Sterling Silver, Collectibles

THE ITEmS WE mAKE An OffER On mAY InCLUDE: • SILVER: Any silver items such as flatware, tea

• InVESTmEnT GOLD: Canadian

sets, charm bracelets, jewellery & anything

Maple Leaf, Double Eagle, Gold Bars,

marked Sterling or 925

Kruggerands, Pandas, etc

• COInS: Any coins before 1967 (Silver Dollars,

• SCRAp GOLD: All broken gold, used

Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes,

jewellery, any missing pieces (Earrings,

Nickels, Large Cents and all others) collectible

Charms, gold Links etc), Dental Gold,

foreign coins, rare coins & entire collections

Class Rings, Charm Bracelets, etc

• GOLD COInS: All denominations from all parts of the world including Gold Olympic coins

• pLATInUm: Jewellery, Dental, Wiring and anything else made of Platinum

• WAR ITEmS: WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabilia, etc. • JEWELLERY: Diamond Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, loose Diamonds, etc. • pApER mOnEY: All denominations made before 1930, Confederation bills, Large Bills • OTHER COLLECTIbLES: Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery, etc.

GOLD ITEmS Of InTEREST: SCRAp GOLD • GOLD COInS • GOLD OUnCES • GOLD pROOf SETS • DEnTAL GOLD nOT SURE If IT’S GOLD? bring it in and one of our experts will be glad to examine it for you!

We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.



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