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Revisions not enough for residents Council defers decision on Lodge replacement to Oct. 24 to allow for more consultation Erin Cardone and Roszan Holmen News staff

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Oak Bay Fire Chief Gerry Adam stands on the step of the 1984 Thibeault pumper that was actively used by the fire department for 25 years. The department has donated the truck to a fire brigade in Nicaragua.

Retired pumper on its way south Fire truck too old to serve Oak Bay, but not Nicaragua Arnold Lim News staff

For 25 years it helped protect the people and property of Oak Bay, but soon Engine 45 will be roaming the streets in Nicaragua. A 1984 Thibeault fire truck, purchased for $108,000 and

taken out of commission in 2009 – insurance criteria prohibit fire vehicles that old from active use – may last another couple of decades in the Central American country. “It’s 25 years old, but it’s in great shape. The truck doesn’t have a lot of miles on it,” said Oak Bay Fire Chief Gerry Adam. “My fear was (someone would) buy it and strip it and it would no longer be a fire truck. That (would be) disrespectful. I wanted (to

find) someone who wanted the fire truck, but didn’t have to worry about the insurance.” When Adam heard about the opportunity to send the truck to a place where firefighters scramble to secure appropriate equipment, he was happy to facilitate transport of the triplecombination pumper, which carries water, has a ladder and a high-pressure hose. “It feels tremendous to help a fellow firefighter. It is a brotherhood across the

world,” he said. “I travel a lot and you run into firefighters and it is an instant recognition and acknowledgment. It is a real close-knit group of men and women.” The fire truck was scheduled to make its way to Burnaby yesterday before being loaded onto a container ship headed to Nicaragua in November. The truck is expected to arrive in Esteli, Nicaragua in December.

Last-minute changes to plans for a $140million replacement for Oak Bay Lodge proved inadequate for the dozens of neighbours who showed up Tuesday to oppose it at council. Baptist Housing proposes to replace the current facility with a larger incarnation, to be known as Garry Oaks Village. On Oct. 3, council directed the non-profit social service provider to lessen the impact of the building on immediate neighbours. In response, Baptist Housing revised the plan for the site, shifting the entire building north by six metres and reconfiguring the four wings of the facility away from Hampshire and Cranmore roads. “In our discussions at the last committee of the whole meeting, council (asked) if we (reduce) the setback along Cadboro Bay Road could we pull (the building) away from the homes along Hampshire?” said Dayle Krahn, chief property and development officer for Baptist Housing. “And we said ‘yeah we could.’ We’ve tried to deal with the concerns the residents had before.” To address traffic concerns, the proposed Cranmore entrance has been designated for emergency vehicles only. The kitchen was also moved west, away from houses on Hampshire Road. PLEASE SEE: Facility changes, Page A14 106-2187 Oak Bay Ave. 250-592-1100

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Who’s watching you? Intrigue all in a day’s work for private eyes


• Story by Erin McCracken

nder the cloak of night, James Craig navigates his vehicle along a quiet, tree-lined street in Victoria and spots the residence he has been hired to observe. The lights inside are on and the subject’s vehicle is parked out front. “I do a visual, a quick snapshot,” says Craig, a private investigator for 25 years. “As I’m driving by, I’m also checking to see which surveillance positions would serve me best. I’ve got a lot of information already.” He slips his vehicle into a curb-side parking spot that offers him a clear view of the front of the residence. “If I’m going to tail the person, I’ll park further away,” says Craig, who revels in the challenge of unobtrusively following a target in traffic. “When you’re tailing someone, your heart is just pounding a mile a minute.” He turns off the engine and places a set of binoculars on his lap in preparation for the job ahead. Craig, the owner and sole investigator of his Victoriabased James Craig Investigations business, has been hired to watch the person who lives in the residence, noting their comings and goings and, possibly, any erratic behaviour. “Most people would never know they’re being observed or tailed, unless they’re involved in criminal activity,” he says. “But there are a lot of people who are paranoid, especially people involved in infidelity, because they’re cheating and lying.” Twenty per cent of Craig’s clients – most of them women – hire him to investigate suspected relationship cheating. “I take infidelity jobs very seriously. It’s probably one of the most tragic things that can happen in a person’s life.” He also handles child custody cases, investigates

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missing persons, provides background checks for employers and looks into the activities of teenagers for concerned parents. Some private eyes are former police officers, but Craig was a family support worker, investigating child abuse and neglect until he decided to leave the stressful job behind and become a P.I. “Drop me off and let me pretend to be someone else and I’m in heaven,” he says of his passion for undercover work. Craig whips his binoculars to his eyes for a closer look at a woman emerging from the target residence. She quickly walks down the street and disappears into the inky darkness. “Someone once described it as hours and hours of pure boredom mixed in with seconds of pure panic,” says Bill Hayman, private investigator and owner of Victoriabased Sterling Pacific Investigations. “There’s nothing glamorous about what I do,” he says. “It’s like any job that involves helping others.” His specialty is insurance cases, collecting information about people who are seeking monetary compensation – through a lawsuit or an insurance claim – for injuries that may be exaggerated. His clients are mostly

insurance companies and law firms. “When it comes to an insurance claim and I’m paying a premium, then I feel I have a vested interest that the person collecting on their claim is legitimate,” Hayman says. “I’m not out to get anybody. There’s definitely a need for what we do.” Private investigation work requires as much business savvy as it does stealth and patience. Hayman had up to 11 employees working for him about 10 years ago, but now he’s down to two, including an accountant. Insurance companies have become more frugal over the years, but downsizing has its advantages, Hayman says. “When you’re managing people, it takes up all your time,” says the investigator, who prefers working in the field over a desk job. “I find people fascinating. I’ve done it for 26 years because it’s interesting.” The excitement of the job comes when Hayman is standing beside someone he has been hired to observe, and they have no clue. “Hiding in plain sight is absolutely the best,” Hayman says with a smile. “They don’t know what they’re looking for.” For Craig, there have been times when shadowing a target doesn’t provide enough information. He enjoys inventing plausible reasons for visiting a residence to find out what his target is doing. He has caught adulterers and cleared the names of some suspect spouses this way. “I’ve resolved a lot of problems for people over the years,” says Craig. “It feels good to find closure on something. “The clients hire me because they want to know the truth.”

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Rack ’em up Celebrating in front of one of five new bike racks at Willows elementary, purchased with a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay, are club president Joan Crossfield, left, school PAC vice-president Michelle Kirby, students Liam and Meghan Kirby and principal Wendy Holob.


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Campaigns heating up in Oak Bay Veteran council members set to square off in battle for mayor Don Descoteau

The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay Notice of Intention to Grant Licence to Occupy and Provide Financial Assistance Pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay intends to grant to Girl Guides of Canada, a licence to occupy the municipally owned “Guide Hall” building (legally described as Lot 2, Block 5, Section 61, Victoria District, Plan 11899) for a three and one half year period. The building is located next to the Oak Bay Fire Hall and Police Department at 1703 Monterey Avenue. There is no financial consideration to be received by the District of Oak Bay in exchange for granting a licence to occupy, therefore, the financial assistance that would be provided to Girl Guides of Canada is estimated to be in the order of $180,250 over the three and one half year agreement, which represents the estimated rental value of the property. Any enquiries concerning this proposed property disposition may be directed to Loranne Hilton, Municipal Clerk, at 250-598-3311.

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Municipal elections traditionally don’t attract large numbers of residents to the polls. But having two experienced councillors go head-to-head for the mayor’s chair, however, should make residents stand up and take part in the process, one of those candidates anticipates. “I think that’s going to really push people to the polls,” said Coun. Hazel Braithwaite on the eve of the 2011 campaign kickoff. “It’s important for people to get out there and let their opinions be known.” With residents looking at their first real mayoral race in years – outgoing Mayor Christopher Causton saw acclamation three times and beat his lone opponent by taking 92 per cent of the vote in 2008 – Braithwaite predicted a turnout of between 50 and 60 per cent. Comparitively speaking, the 2008 vote saw a turnout of 35.8 per cent. With today (Oct. 14) the final day for nomination papers to be filed at the municipal hall in advance of the Nov. 19 election, Braithwaite and Coun. Nils Jensen officially begin their campaigns tomorrow to replace Causton. Given the state of issues such as sewage treatment and the fragile economy, candidates’ experience level will be an important consideration for voters, Jensen said. “There’s going to have to be some tough decisions made at budget time at the Oak Bay level, and some very hard decisions at the regional level, particularly now that we see the sewage project in turmoil,” he said. “The new mayor and council will

Coun. Hazel Braithwaite, Coun. Nils Jensen: one will be mayor, the other will be eliminated from council.

Who’s on the list? Candidates who have either filed their nomination papers or declared their intention to run in Oak Bay: ■ Mayor • Hazel Braithwaite • Nils Jensen ■ Councillor • Corey Burger • Pam Copley (i) • Cairine Green • Gregory Hartnell • John Herbert (i) • Michelle Kirby • Colleen Kirkpatrick • Kevin Murdoch • Tara Ney (i) i = incumbent

have to be up and running very quickly.” Change will be inevitable once Oak Bay’s new council is sworn in. A new mayor and at least three new councillors will be elected. That scenario, with so many new faces, is not unusual for Jensen. In 1996, when Causton was first elected mayor, Jensen and two other councillors were voted in for the first time. “But we had no pressing issues then,” he said. Besides the mayoral candidates, as of Wednesday nine individuals had declared their inten-

tion to run for one of six spots as councillors. Those nine include incumbents John Herbert, Pam Copley and Tara Ney. The latest to declare are Community Association of Oak Bay executive member Michelle Kirby, who also ran in 2008; Gregory Hartnell, a many-time candidate in the City of Victoria, and Colleen Kirkpatrick. Braithwaite said residents will be looking for the people who best show a desire to work for the community, have positive values and a good record of community service. As a municipal politician since 2005, she said “it’s all about the character, the ability to work well together and build consensus on major issues.” Among the key issues she sees coming to forefront during the campaign are the legalization of secondary suites and revision to the official community plan, the review of bylaws for such things as house size limits, and addressing sewer replacements, both in the Uplands and regionwide.

Mark your calendar All-candidates meetings are set for Nov. 4 at Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave., and Nov. 8 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Both meetings are scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Property Tax Exemption

Proposed 2012 Permissive Tax Exemptions Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 224 of the Community Charter, The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay intends to provide exemption from municipal property taxes for a period of one year (2012 taxation year) for the properties listed below. Estimated taxes that would be imposed on the properties if they were not exempt are shown for the year 2012 and for the following two years. Property to be Exempted


Estimated Taxes 2012

Estimated Taxes 2013

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Scout Hall

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Guide Hall

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All individuals listed must be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Charles Arnold SPENCE

Chun Wai WONG

is wanted for Assault.

is wanted for Engage in Threatening Conduct and Secretly Observe/ Record Nudity in Private.

• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’10” • DOB: Aug. 15, 1975

• Weight: 135 lbs. • Height: 5’9” • DOB: Nov. 2, 1986

Ryan Ronald PRIMEAU


is wanted for Assault.

is wanted for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x5.

• Weight: 175 lbs. • Height: 5’10” • DOB: Jan. 7, 1972

• Weight: 155 lbs. • Height: 5’11” • DOB: Jan. 3, 1980

Paul Arthur LOACH

Blaine Lionel DRURY

is wanted for Theft Under $5,000.

is wanted for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’9” • DOB: Feb. 12, 1971

• Weight: 194 lbs. • Height: 6’ • DOB: Jan. 9, 1973

Michelle Denise DOKE

William John FINLAYSON

is wanted for Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

is wanted Assault and Failing to Appear.

• Weight: 216 lbs. • Height: 5’3” • DOB: July 4, 1972

• Weight: 172 lbs. • Height: 6’3” • DOB: May 28, 1967


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The individuals pictured here are wanted as of October 12, 2011

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REMEMBERING ALEX Fond memories abound following death of Thrifty Foods co-founder

“I used to kid him about his trophy room in his (North Saanich) home – that it’s just mindboggling,” said a very emotional Ernie Skinner, who, together with Campbell, founded Thrifty Foods in 1977. “I would kid him that he was going to have to expand it if he kept going at that rate.” Only a few close friends and family members were privy to Campbell’s private side. “He could take a joke even if it was directed at him, which I made sure, in a lot of cases, it was,” Skinner said chuckling. “That was my duty as his partner.” With Campbell as CEO, Thrifty Foods, which grew to 20 stores on Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island and the Mainland, was named one of Canada’s 50 bestmanaged companies four years running. “He had the huggable bear image in the community,” said Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard. He recalled receiving calls from Campbell whenever he spotted fish being sold from a truck parked on the roadside. Campbell would remind Leonard the vendor didn’t have a licence and wasn’t paying taxes. “He did everything by the book,” Leonard said. “He was one of a kind.” Details of a service are due to be announced in a few days.

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He was a man who, in his retirement, gave more of himself and his accumulated wealth than anyone could have expected. But Alex Campbell Sr.’s body gave out on him too soon. The Thrifty Foods co-founder, community booster and philanthropist passed away early Tuesday morning at age 70, after a lengthy illness. His wife of 49 years, Jo, remembered her husband as an “amazing man who loved life.” “He constantly gave of himself to improve the lives of others,” she stated in a release. “He believed strongly in the importance of paying it forward - giving back in gratitude of what you have received. His dedication to outstanding community service stands as an example to us all, and he will be dearly missed.” The Victoria-born Campbell worked to help various charities on the Island after retiring from the grocery business, both in a leadership role and as a face for fundraising efforts.

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Alex A. Campbell: 1941-2011 Campbell contributed more than $2 million in personal and corporate donations to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, but gave much more in terms of his time. “He was one of those people that made you want to be your best whenever you were around him,” said Melanie McKenzie, the foundation’s executive director. Campbell received numerous awards in the later stages of his career, as well as in retirement, including the Order of British Columbia in 1999 and a 2011 Leadership Victoria award.




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NOTICE OF PROPERTY DISPOSITION Pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter TAKE NOTICE that the District of Oak Bay proposes to dispose of property located at 2564 Heron Street (Tod House), legally described as Amended Lot 26 (DD 225937I), Block 9, Section 2, Victoria District, Plan 379 and Lot 27, Block 9, Section 2, Victoria District, Plan 379 by way of a lease (fixed term tenancy) for a one year period from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2012 to Lisa Mercure and Kevin Perkins for the rent of $1,645 per month. Any enquiries concerning this proposed property disposition may be directed to Loranne Hilton, Municipal Clerk at 250-598-3311.



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A promise made should be kept It seems a little hypocritical to tell the Capital Regional District it must begin treating its sewage with a near-billion-dollar project, then backtrack on your commitment to pay for one third of it. That’s what the province appears to be doing, as we now hear their contribution is contingent on Ottawa being the first to show us the money. And as the CRD passes the five-year mark since studies on implementation of sewage treatment began, we have to ask why the funding still hasn’t been committed to the project by the senior levels of government. The regional district has already invested a huge amount of taxpayer dollars, abiding by what the province asked of them. The feasibility of building a facility has been investigated, a thorough plan was created and McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt was selected as the future home of a treatment plant. While all three levels of government are expected to pay an even share of the cost, it seems that only one level is truly walking the walk and trying to move forward on the project. We regularly hear that the cost of upgrading or building infrastructure rises the longer doing so is dragged out. The foot-dragging in this case is being done by the senior levels of government. If the B.C. Liberals and federal Conservatives are waiting on each other to act before progress can be made, it looks like we may be here a while. But if either level is truly committed to this project, discussions need to begin to allow the CRD to move ahead on this regionally significant project. The promise to work together with the federal government and the CRD to make the project happen – made by then-premier Gordon Campbell in 2006 – hasn’t been kept yet and is hindering progress. Our regional government shouldn’t move further on such an expensive project until it gets assurances that we won’t be left holding the bag on sewage treatment. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: 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


Tour de Rock was life changing out with friends. Crying with joy They say there’s a point at which for being alive and from the fear of every Tour de Rock rider gets “it.” losing the fight. I and a few other riders got our Our awkward-feeling little circle first hint of “it” in Port Hardy, on and the song provided this moment our first day on the road. for this couple and Janelle We were about to leave Canning, who rode with for Port McNeill when the 2009 team, got “it.” Janelle Canning, one of I was extremely our Tour support team, fortunate to get on this who also served as event year’s Tour. It was only emcee and photographer, because of my job that I gathered us into a tight had a chance to get on at circle, arms around all. Police officers might our shoulders. Then apply for several years she told us to look up before getting on the and visualize whatever team. or whomever was Chris Bush It started for me as a meaningful to us. On Tour personal challenge to see This was one of those if I could surmount the times I was reminded why physical demands of the training I don’t join clubs and if this wasn’t and Tour itself. uncomfortable enough, she then What the trainers – all former played Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will riders – can’t prepare you for is the Remember You” – the whole song, emotional impact you’re hit with which is unmercifully long under at each stop in every town and the the best circumstances. realization of how much the Tour It was about the time we started means to cancer survivors, their swaying to the music and smirking families and those who lost loved as a way to get through this when I ones to the disease. saw a hairdresser and her husband They come to you and share their in the background, framed between stories in simple statements – “I’ve the riders. He cradled her as she survived cancer twice – colon and leaned on him weeping. breast cancer.” She’s a breast cancer survivor. In Lake Cowichan a woman I’d watched her earlier as young turned to me, “I lost my daughter members of a Junior Canadian 17 years ago. She was 14,” and the Ranger regiment had their heads tears welled up in her eyes. shaved to raise money. During A woman in her 40s in Oak Bay breaks when no one was in her walked up to me outside a grocery chair she’d step out of sight of the store with tears in her eyes and crowd and cry, wipe her eyes, then said, “I’m so grateful to all of you. I come back for the next shave. lost my auntie.” Watching the couple from within Sharing their pain is their way the circle of riders reminded me of of giving you strength and maybe times in the last few years I’d seen friends and relatives fighting cancer that’s why as a team we felt so strong over the hills and through break down, grateful for another the long hours in the saddle. Christmas or birthday, another Then there were the construction day with their children or a dinner

workers, road crews, hydro linemen, truckers and commuters everywhere, blowing their horns, cheering us on, snapping photos with cellphones and digital cameras. Some stopping our support team to hand them cash. People rushed out to wave as we passed by. Crowds of children screamed and cheered at every school we visited. Whole towns took us in, sheltered and fed us. As we rode down the Island, we were treated like heroes – a surreal feeling for a group of ordinary people riding bicycles, but the Tour is like a travelling event that takes on a life of its own beyond any individual rider or the group. “We’re like a circus,” one rider said to me on the road from Campbell River. Perhaps that’s what a group of perplexed tourists from Delaware thought when they were awakened by our morning warm-up with music and sirens blaring in the motel parking lot in Port McNeil. How would I describe the Tour? It’s an 1,100-kilometre, high-output and, at times, physically gruelling bike ride that collects money to fight cancer and send children with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. But anyone fortunate enough to ride with the Tour knows it’s impossible to fully describe what it really is or means other than to say it’s the most rewarding two weeks they will likely ever experience. One thing for certain, there’s nothing quite like the Tour de Rock. Its life, energy and response from the public comes from and, I believe, is unique to Vancouver Island. And the Tour changes everyone who takes part in it. Chris Bush writes for the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

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Harbour cruise The small fishing boat Ambitious cruises into Victoria’s Inner Harbour on a cloudy October morning. Don Denton/News staff

Technology has become more important than art Judging by the plethora of “RIP Steve Jobs” that have gushed into my news feeds, it seems many of my Facebook friends have replaced art with technology in their lives. Or rather, have replaced adoration of the creative artist with adoration of the technological avatar. Today, that miraculous mandarin is Steve Jobs. Whether this cultural shift from passive consumption of art to passive participation in digital social media is really a significant sociological event remains to be seen, but this altered paradigm has definitely created new heroes and new has-beens. Beatles versus Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson versus Prince, or Lady Gaga versus Beyonce – passive popular culture has always responded to a dualistic manufactured consumer choice. No Coke, Pepsi. But the new digital age – with its fundamental binary electrons – demands it. In this case, Steve Jobs was the underdog challenger to the poor little rich computer magnate everyone loves to hate, Bill

Gates. Gates is arguably more important in the democratic shift to self-absorbed self-expression via accessible digital technology, but Jobs made it pseudo-sexy, and he also put a bit of good oldfashioned elitism back into the mix of this new, egalitarian digital age – a vestigial reaction derived from the olden days when the artist was king, and the medium his minion. This is obviously no longer the case. The medium is no longer simply the message, it’s also the text, the email, the post and the twit [sic]. The people have spoken, and they value technology supreme. Authors, post your musings on Facebook like the rest of us proletariats! Composers, anyone can record a classic techno-punk requiem with Pro Tools! Visual artists, our high-speed, high-def digital photos look better than your hand-developed prints and clumsy paintings! And the poetry of the digital future, like haiku, will be based on strict structural rules, or rather, ONE unhackable dogma –

Arrogance is no substitute for ignorance Re: Dumb leaders attack smart meters (B.C. Views, Oct. 5) Ignorance and arrogance usually go hand in hand and Tom Fletcher seems to have more than his share of both. His latest column is yet another confirmation of that. In fact, it is quite obvious to any knowledgeable reader that he doesn’t have a clue of what he is talking about – specifically electromagnetic fields and how they work. A fifth grader would do a better job – and yet, he is allowed to write offensive articles and has the gall to ridicule a responsible informed decision made by a majority of local leaders on the basis of sound facts in order to protect the unsuspecting citizens.

Of course, not everyone can be knowledgeable in all fields of arts and science, however there is a place for everybody in our society. If Fletcher was an honest potato grower minding his own business and not harming anybody, I would have nothing against him – in fact I would respect his work. Instead, he somehow manages to write regular opinion columns for a newspaper chain which thousands of people read, trust and rely on.

The damage done to the public through misleading information and a totally biased attitude is immeasurable and inexcusable. I have no respect whatsoever for this type of behaviour. The very least that the public can demand from a journalist who has no knowledge of the subject he is writing about is to do his homework diligently which Tom Fletcher, in his infinite arrogance, certainly did not bother to do. Nabhraj R. Spogliarich Saanich

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Marathoners were inspiring I’ve never been more inspired. As I watched last weekend’s marathon, it wasn’t the so-called elite athletes that impressed me, but those who slogged it out mile after mile. The professional marathoners are expected to be good – and they were – but those runners who ran for the pure joy of running, through sweat and tears were the ones that left me in awe. I only wish I could run and be so happy doing it. P.M. Peterson Victoria

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William Head actors break out of ‘same-old’ mould Latest production kicks off tonight on the prison stage Sam Van Schie News staff

In an isolated old castle where nothing changes, a young man longs to break free from the tired structure. It’s a situation inmates-turnedactors at William Head Institution can surely relate to as they get into character for their production of Gormenghast, opening tonight at the penitentiary. The fantasy classic, based on a trilogy of novels by Mervyn Peake and adapted for stage by John Constable, follows Titus Groan, a young king who secretly wants to leave Gormenghast castle, and a kitchen boy named Steerpike, who would gladly overthrow him. Intrepid Theatre’s Ian Case is directing the cast of nine inmates and three local actresses. He’d been holding onto a copy of the script, which a co-worker found for him in a bargain bin, eager for

a chance to use it. “The guys got right into it. We did casting and they got their lines in August, and when we started rehearsals in September they were completely off book,” said Case, who in previous years directed Elephant Man, Macbeth and Waiting for Godot at the prison. Ingrid Hansen directed and acted in CHALK at William Head last year and returns to the prison stage in the role of Fuchsia Groan, Titus’s wild sister and Steerpike’s lover. “I kept telling the guys they’re making us (actresses) look bad because we were still reading off the page and we’re supposed to be the professionals,” Hansen laughed. Indeed, the William Head on Stage theatre company has much to boast about. Run completely by inmates, it’s in its 30th year and on its 50th production – the company used to put on shows twice a year, back when offenders were bused downtown for performances. Still, the group runs without the support of any grants or external funding. The company relies on

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Ingrid Hansen, as Fuschia, reacts in a scene from Gormenghast, as a Willam Head on Stage inmate performer cavorts with skeletons. The play opens tonight (Oct. 14) at the prison in Metchosin. its box office sales to fund future productions. Case says theatre fits well with the prison’s role of rehabilitating offenders to function in society.

“It teaches them to work together and trust each other,” he said. “It’s inspiring to see how they do that throughout the course of rehearsals.”

Hansen, who keeps in touch with some of last year’s actors who have since been released, said she was told by one man that before acting, he never thought he could be good at anything besides crime. “When people come up to them after the show and tell them they did a great job night after night, they slowly start to believe it, and their barriers come down,” Hansen said. Gormenghast opens tonight with a 7:30 p.m. show. Subsequent performances are Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 12, with Thursday shows Nov. 3 and 10 at William Head Institution, 6000 William Head Rd. in Metchosin. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at My Chosen Cafe, 4480 Happy Valley Rd., online through www.ticketrocket. org or by phone at 250-383-2663. Patrons must be 19 or over and must pass through a security check. The gates open 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. No latecomers will be admitted. • A13

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Author Hodgins, illustrator Bridgeman capture book prizes The Master of Happy Endings, Uirapuru lauded by jurors A Victoria-area man’s tale of a widower’s quest to quell his malaise has earned the author this year’s Butler Book Prize. Jack Hodgins’ novel The Master of Happy Endings was acclaimed by the prize’s jurors as “an exuberant novel about the power of narrative to serve as a compass for human odysseys. “Hodgins’ story is as much about the terrain of the heart and spirit as it is about the phys-

ical world, and he moves confidently from one to the other, his literary skill in service to his rich imagination.” Also honoured during a gala ceremony Wednesday night at the Union Club of British Columbia was illustrator Kristi Bridgeman of Saanich, who won the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize, for her artistic interpretation of the late P.K. Page’s book, Uirapuru. “Kristi Bridgeman’s extraordinary accomplishment in Uirapuru is to tell a story with illustrations so richly layered and complex, so warm with colour, humour and detail so as to draw the reader back into its haunt-


ing magic and back again, each rereading a discovery,” jurors wrote. “P.K. Page’s telling of a Brazilian legend is timelessly captured.” Both Bridgeman and Hodgins won $5,000 for their efforts. The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize was established by the city and Brian Butler, of Butler Brothers Supplies, in 2004. The Bolen prize was first awarded in 2008. The other four finalists for the Butler prize included Carla Funk, Stephen Hume, Sylvia Olsen and John Schreiber. Sarah N. Harvey and Arthur John Stewart were the two other finalists for the Bolen prize.

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St. Luke’s Players present Nana’s Naughty Knickers, now through Oct. 23 at St. Luke’s Church hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Tickets are $15, or $13 for seniors and students, available at Ivy’s or Russell Books or at the door. For information and showtimes, visit or call 250-884-5484.

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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, After very successful shows in Duncan “The Roadshow is great because it puts and White Rock, The Roadshow is com- money in people’s pockets, especially ing to Langford. So you had better search during such hard times. Lots of items through your attics and garages, go that are just sitting around collecting dust through your lock boxes and jewellery, in basements and jewellery boxes can be because you may be sitting on a small exchanged for money, on the spot!” fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your At another Roadshow event, a woman, antiques, collectibles, gold and silver. 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 nally 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 noticed a substantial increase in the

content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can nally 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 Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel

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Moving the building means it will stand slightly shorter than the former proposal – at 44 metres rather than 45 – because the land slopes downward at the site’s north end. The building would still stand 5.47 m taller than the current lodge – an unacceptable height according to all but one of the speakers at Tuesday night’s meeting. While most complimented the various changes to the plan, they said they didn’t go far enough. “Six storeys, and even five, are imposing and seriously impact the neighbourhood,” said Lois Bender, who lives on Cranmore. “The proposal to increase the number of (complex care) beds to 320 is driving the whole design in an unsuitable way. The result is a towering, massive building envelope (that is) simply too high and too big for this small, oddly shaped piece of property.” Hampshire resident

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Changes to the proposed Garry Oaks Village, on the current site of Oak Bay Lodge, are shown on this artist’s diagram of the plans. John Rankin questioned the need for 40 extra beds. “That number has not been addressed enough,” he said. “That’s why we have a municipal government … Don’t be sidetracked by the rush of the applicant.” That rush, defined by some at the meeting as a threat, is fueled by the

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complex-care beds, van den Broek said. “If this portion of the project doesn’t go forward, then the whole thing will be stopped until it can be rebuilt from the ground up. If that involves very much delay at all, then the financing will stop.” But Coun. Tara Ney questioned why the Saanich facility couldn’t take on more beds, to reduce the number required at the new facility in Oak Bay. Mount View is slated to have 260 complex care beds in a sevenstorey building. The need to densify found a sympathetic ear with Theatre Alley resident Jim Kirk. “In urban living, six storeys is not very high,” he said. “The other issue that people are focusing on ad infinitum is density. The babies are born, the people are there, you have to densify. It’s time to grow up.” Oak Bay council, however, felt the applicant needed to do more to work within the community. “I think we’re getting closer to the answer,” said Coun. Nils Jensen, who strongly recommended that Baptist Housing engage in consultations with the neighbourhood before returning to council Oct. 24. He added that unlike other large projects council has dealt with in past, such as the new Oak Bay High, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Carlton House seniors complex, the tight timeline puts council under pressure to make a decision.

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Here in Victoria, where the growing season is virtually year-round, the learning never stops for gardeners and green thumbs. Maintenance and clean-up is key this time of year, and the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific has just the program this Sunday, Oct. 16. Fall/Winter Maintenance, from 1 to 4 p.m., will use classroom and garden time to show how a little work now can save a lot of work later. Jane Tice will share garden maintenance secrets and shortcuts, including fall/winter pruning and how to keep your garden interesting through the winter months. The fee is $25 for HCP members and $35 for non-members. Call 250-4796162 for registration. Next Saturday, Oct. 22, ecologist and invasive species specialist Marian McCoy explores Naturescaping your Garden from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn how to attract wildlife and biodiversity to the garden through naturescaping, a way of gardening that provides animals with habitat for resting, nesting and food. Participants are encouraged to bring photos, questions, and a plant list of their current garden. The fee is $25 for HCP members and $35 for non-members. Call 250-479-6162 for registration.





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Provincial funding uncertainty leaves CRD in sewage lurch Sam Van Schie News staff

The Capital Regional District may need an extension on building its sewage treatment plant, with the province yet to give a firm funding commitment. In 2006 the province gave the region 10 years to establish secondary sewage treatment, ending the current practise of pumping liquid waste into the ocean. At the

time, then-premier Gordon Campbell said his government would fund one-third of the cost. But the deal has yet to be put in writing. “It’s going to be impossible to meet the current deadline,” said Langford Coun. Denise Blackwell, who chairs the CRD’s liquid waste management committee. “It’s a frustration for sure. We’ve had no indication on when they’ll come forward with the funding.”

Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, said the project proposal is working its way through the regular government process and is currently being reviewed by the treasury board. “This is a large project and unfortunately it does take this long to go through,” she said. “We need to know exactly how we are going to roll it out, and over how many fiscal years, before any funding

announcement (can be made).” Chong and Blackwell both stressed that the sewage project will still go ahead. “If the CRD wants to extend the deadline, that’s something that can be considered by the minister of environment,” Chong said. Blackwell said it’s hard to know how a delay would impact the overall project cost, currently estimated at $782 million. However, if the province delays

too long, she said, a federal grant secured to cover 25 per cent of the project will expire. “Our biggest question right now is: when? When will we get the funding? When can we move forward?” Chong wouldn’t speculate on the answers: “Even I don’t know that.” PLEASE SEE: A promise made, Page A8

Flu shots are ready for select groups of people Sam Van Schie News staff

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The old and the young are most recommended to get a flu shot. The flu vaccine includes protection from H1N1.

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Seniors over 65, toddlers between six and 23 months of age and caregivers for either can line up to get their free flu vaccine beginning today (Oct. 14). Also, aboriginal people, those with a chronic health condition or obesity, and others at higher risk of contracting the flu or working in a potential outbreak setting are also eligible for the free shot in the arm. “The vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself from flu epidemics that happen every year,” said Dr. Murray Fyfe, medical health officer with Vancouver Island Health Authority. While cold and stomach flu

viruses made the rounds in past months, Fyfe points out it’s still early for more serious influenza attacks, which usually affect people between November and January. “It’s best to get vaccinated as soon as you can,” he said. “It takes about two weeks for your system to build up immunity to the flu strains in the vaccine.” This year’s flu shot includes protection from H1N1 and two other strains of the virus. Fyfe expects a fairly regular flu season this year, given there haven’t been outbreaks of new viruses in other parts of the world. Still, it’s no guarantee. “Flu viruses are very unpredictable and can mutate mid-season,” he said, explaining that is why

people who are vaccinated may still get the flu. While some are skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu shot, Fyfe said the benefits outweigh the risks. “Some people will experience local pain or swelling in the arm the vaccine goes in, for up to a day or two. Compared to a week in bed with a fever that can lead to pneumonia and sometimes more severe symptoms, discomfort from the vaccine is very mild.” VIHA ordered 200,000 doses of the vaccine for the Island. Those eligible for a free shot need to show some form of government ID at the drop-in flu clinics. Times and locations, as well as eligibility criteria, are listed at www.viha. ca/flu.

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Vic Marathon: the big picture Despite Toronto’s major cash prizes, Victoria still matters Travis Paterson News staff

Runners of all ages and levels capitalized on the perfect conditions of the 2011 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday with a pair of elites netting serious cash. Kenyan Thomas Omwenga led the day with a first-place time of two hours, 14 minutes and 33 seconds, breaking Steve Osaduik’s 2006 record of 2:16:49. Omwenga pulled away with $7,000 in prize money, making it well worth his trip. Were he Canadian he would have scored a course record bonus of $5,000 more. As it was, Omwenga won $4,000 for finishing under two hours and 15 minutes and $3,000 for being first overall. Lucy Njeri also banked $3,000 for first in the marathon, plus a $3,000 incentive for running under 2:38. That we’re seeing course records fall is part of an upswing in Canadian marathon running right now, said Brent Fougner, coach of the University of Victoria Vikes cross country and track running teams. Omwenga, for example, owns a marathon best of 2:10:44. Victoria was his second marathon in two weeks, having finished second at the Montréal Oasis Marathon on Sept. 26 with a nearly identical time of 2:14:35. “You have to think he’s capable of going a bit faster,” Fougner said, of Omwenga’s quick turnaround.

The finishers ■ A total of 9,961 runners finished out of 11,417 registered in all four events: 1,623 of 1,968 in the marathon; 5,076 of 5,918 in the half-marathon; 2,430 of 2,699 in the 8-km.

Despite acting as the B.C. championship (with local Ryan Day taking that honour in third place, 2:26:42), the Victoria marathon is best known as a destination event for long-distance runners and is shadowed on the national scene by this weekend’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. “(Victoria’s) is a beautiful course and there’s always some quality athletes so people can witness a top runner, even if it’s not their top time. “(But Victoria) hasn’t attracted our top Canadians because you can only do so many in a year and the Toronto marathon has gone after top Canadians and internationals, making sure it’s a fast race,” Fougner said. Buzz around Toronto this week is about breaking Jerome Drayton’s Canadian marathon record of 2:10:09, which he set in Japan in 1975. At $36,000, the prize to do so is considerable. Organizers of the Toronto marathon have put up $1,000 for every year the record has stood. One of the runners who could do it is Vancouver’s Dylan Wykes, who warmed up by winning last month’s McNeill Bay Half Marathon in Oak Bay. Runners also prefer Toronto’s flat course to the inclines of Victoria. Weather conditions were perfect on Sunday, however, helping Port Moody’s Natasha Wodak join Owmenga and Njeri in the money group by setting the women’s halfmarathon course record. Wodak won an extra $1,000 on top of the $1,000 half-marathon prize when she broke Marilyn Arsenault’s 2009 course record by 12 seconds, with 1:15:27. Arsenault finished third in the half (1:18:03) and was the top masters runner in that event with another former Vike, Craig Odermatt, who was fifth overall (1:10:43). Full story and results online.

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Football B.C. Junior Football Conference Final standings G W L PF PA Pts. V.I. Raiders 10 10 0 551 83 20 Okanagan Sun 10 8 2 369 160 16 Langley Rams 10 5 5 276 223 10 Westshore Rebels 10 5 5 225 364 10 Kamloops Broncos 10 2 8 144 415 4 Chilliwack Huskers 10 0 10 94 414 0 Recent results Oct. 8 Langley Rams 42 Westshore Rebels 14 Rebels rushing: Niles Goguen 76 yards on 11 carries, 1 touchdown; Greg Morris 66 yards on 11 carries. Rebels passing: Chris McCormick 73 yards on two receptions; Niles Goguen 59 yards on 5 receptions. Rebels field goals: Quinn Van Gylswyck, 2, 50 and 36 yards. Chilliwack Huskers 13 Kamloops Broncos 29 Oct. 9 V.I. Raiders 35 Okanagan Sun 3 Upcoming games BCFC Semifinals Oct. 15 Westshore Rebels at V.I. Raiders 1 p.m. Oct 16 Langley Rams at Okanagan Sun 2 p.m.


SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Street soccer tourney to kick hunger, homelessness

It’s called the Soccer Marathon of Dreams, a day-long soccer tournament that runs uninterrupted on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Reynolds Park. Put on by Victoria Street Soccer, the 12-hour match goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with players substituting at 20 minute intervals. Each playing slot is a $10 donation and there is no limit to the number of players. The fundraiser is aimed at ending world hunger and homelessness and all proceeds will be split by the Victoria Street Soccer team (which encourages a healthy lifestyle for people associated with Victoria’s streets) and Oxfam’s famine relief efforts in Somalia. Player pledges are encouraged. Playing slots are just $5 for kids 12 and under. There’s also a kids hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., during which children aged 5 to 12 play for free. There will also be a barbecue by donation. Visit for more information.

Royals jerseys, Rockets hit Victoria this week

The Victoria Royals open a two-game set with the Kelowna Rockets tonight (Oct. 14) and Saturday, 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. This week also marks the release of Royals’ official replica hockey jerseys for purchase. Jerseys go on sale prior to tonight’s matchup beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Royals’ Court merchandise store at Gate 1. Youth ($90) and adult size ($115) jerseys are available in both the road white and home blue colours. The Royals are coming off a rough weekend having lost three of four. During the stint the Royals were victimized by last week’s CHL player of the week Emerson Etem, who led the Medicine Hat Tigers with five goals during the Tigers’ two game visit to Victoria, Oct. 6 and 7. Etem, an Anaheim Ducks prospect from Long Beach, Calif., added another goal on Oct. 8 as the Tigers beat the Vancouver Giants, 5-4. The Royals are third in the B.C. Division with four wins in nine games.

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BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 WALL unit bookcases, $40. each. (250)598-9653. EXERCISE BIKE, steel tube frame, many features, new cond. $99. 250-383-4578. LAMBS WOOL area rug 5’x8’, $45. 5 globe chandelier, $44. Bathroom cabinet $10. Call (250)544-2211. MASTER LABYRINTH board game. $20. Near new condition. 250-380-8733. NEW MIX-MASTER $35, new coffee machine $35. Desk atlas $25. (250)891-8119. PINWHEEL CRYSTAL Decanter $20. 4 Bone china cup & saucer $4.ea. 250-361-2045 SEARS CRAFTSMAN Lawnmower, $40. (250)721-4696.

AFTER MOVING sale; Antique Cordial set (jeweledrare). 4 cryst goblets (antiques). Hand painted Levi jacket XL, 2 velvet dresses, ladies clothing 2x-3x, sequin jacket, rhinestone jacket. Suitcase w/ wheels, french posters, 1 framed poster (Lenore Fini), jewelry, umbrella, piano, music books, misc items. (250)519-1254 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

GORGE POINT Inn- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, underground parking, F/P. $1295. (250)923-2844. HILLSIDE- THE Pearl; 2 bdrm condo, 6 appls, parking, storage. NS/NP. $1250/mo. Call (250)652-6729. MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231. ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $860/mo. Avail immed. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing. SOOKE BASIN waterfront. 2 bdrm condo, recently reno’d. Quiet neighbourhood. $900. N/S, Pets ok. Call 250-5161408, 778-425-1408.

CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.

HOMES FOR RENT WHY RENT when you can own? 0% down; $1600/mo. Call 250-360-1929 Binab Strasser - Re/Max Alliance.

CEDAR HILL GOLF COURSE $559K 3 bdrms, 2 bath + 1 bdrm suite, lrg lot. Recent upgrades. (250)474-7202.

ROOMS FOR RENT SENIOR LADY in Vic West, furn’d room, $455 incls utils, cable, local phone, 1 meal daily. No cooking. 250-380-1575


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

CALL: 250-727-8437 THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $629,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.




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!

BRENTWOOD BACHELOR Large, ground level. Priv. entrance, parking, close to bus. NS/NP. $750. (250)652-9454. GLEN LAKE (Westshore), 2 level studio 1bdrm, lndry, prkg, sep from house/ent, 5 mins walk to Westshore Mall, close to bus, $850 inclusive, N/S, N/P, Nov. 1, 250-478-8371. GORGE-HARRIET, Lrg 1 bdrm, priv ent & prkg, utils incl. NS/NP. Oct 1. $725/mo. 250384-0460 (leave a message). LANGFORD 2-BDRM groundlevel, private patio, 5 appls, parking. NS/NP, $1050. inclds utils. 250-634-3212. SAANICHTON- BRIGHT priv 1 bdrm+ computer room, water view, off street parking. N/S. $750. Oct 15. (250)652-2774. SIDNEY, 1 bdrm, quiet, upscale area, ocean view, F/P, priv yard, utils incl, N/P, N/S, $900, Nov. 1, 250-656-4268 SIDNEY- 500sq ft basement suite, shower only, priv entrance W/D, NS/NP. Refs req’d. Available Now. $720+ utils. (250)656-2412. TRIANGLE MTN., lge furn’d 1 bdrm, lndry, brand new appls, all inclusive, avail immed, N/S, N/P, $1000 mo, 250-474-6469

SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY: 3-BDRM. F/P. D/W. Separate W/D. Bus route, new paint/carpets, NS/NP. $1450.+ utils. 1 (250)248-9454

Call: 1-250-616-9053

TOWNHOUSES BEAUTIFUL 3BDRM, 2.5bath avail immed, new: fs/wd/dw, walk amens/bus/Sooke core, $1600, N/S. 250-642-0133.



CHRISTMAS CRAFT Bazaar & Bake Sale, Sat, Oct 15, 10am-4pm. Admirals Walk Shopping Centre. Proceeds to benefit. View Royal Reading Centre.

SACRED HEART CHURCH Christian Charities Annual Fall Clothing & Linen Sale. Sat, Oct. 15, 9am - 2pm. 4040 Nelthorpe St. Annual fall clothing, linens, jewelry and fabric sale. Admission FREE. All proceed to Charities.

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

ESQUIMALT (NEAR Naden), 1 & 2 bdrm suites, avail immed, on bus route, near shopping, clean & quiet. Starting at $700. 250-385-2004. FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $960/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

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






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! ISLAND AUTO Body & Paint, 25 yrs. 1210 Stelly’s X Road. 250-881-4862.

BEATERS UNDER $1000 250-588-7172

toll free 1-888-588-7172





OPEN HOUSE 754 Braemar Ave. N. Saanich Sunday, October 16 2 - 4 pm

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Specializing in oceanfront and other fine properties IAN HEATH MARILYN BALL

WANTED: APARTMENT sitting in Oak Bay Village JanApr. Female Senior with excellent ref’s. Call 250-507-8035.

JONESCO Real Estate Inc. 250-655-7653




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

$$$ BOATS Wanted. Any size. Cash buyer. Also trailers and outboards. 250-544-2628.



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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

Reduced $729,000


1987 CUTLASS Sierra Brougham 4-dr. 102,000 km (1 owner).V6, 2.8L multiport electronic fuel injection, 2-tone silver-grey/burgundy velour int. Power/tilt steering, cruise, air, sun roof, white walls. Mint cond. $3750. (250)382-0560.



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AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

LANDSCAPE & TREE Care. Hedges- pruning & shaping. Lawns, clean-ups. Andrew, 17 yrs exp. WCB. (250)893-3465.

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.

NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502.

C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942


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

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



CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. WES OBORNE CARPENTRY Great quality with references to match. Wes (250) 480-8189

CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858.


HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

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

MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

FURNITURE REFINISHING U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-382-8602.

GARDENING 10% OFF! Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trim. 250-479-6495.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

DRYWALL BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. DRYWALL- NO payment required till job is finished. (250)474-9752. MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

STEVE’S GARDENING. Fall Clean-ups. Mowing, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Reliable. Good rates. Call 250-383-8167. .... THE GARDENING GAL .... Quality Affordable Gardening. Renovations Maintenance & Cleanups.... 250.217.7708.


HYDRA GREEN CLEAN Gutter Clean & Repair roof de-moss, window washing and hauling. Fully licensed and great prices. Call for your free estimate! 250-893-6869

From the Ground Up

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Lawn & Garden Seasonal & year round maintenance Accepting New clients Specializing in Low maintenance Landscapes

AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 DPM SERVICES:Maintenance Lawns, clean-ups, pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. 250-883-8141. J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680.

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades, roof demossing. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440. WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.


A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602.

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


HAULING AND SALVAGE ✭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.

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.



MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. (250)3880278.

DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794.

250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specialize; tree pruning, hedges, tree & stump removal, fall clean-up, hauling, power washing. 23yrs exp. WCB.

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MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

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

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


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

ACTIVE HANDYMAN Reno’s, drywall, decks, fencing, pwrwash, gutters, triming, yrd work, etc. Sen disc. 595-3327.

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

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

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.

HANDYPERSONS ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603


CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611.

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

Winter is coming, time to call & book your gutter cleaning! Rob: 250-882-3134

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

Peacock Painting


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.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278. MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

INSULATION MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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

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

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

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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

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

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


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


FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

WESTSHORE STONEWORKS Custom Stonework. Patios & Walkways. (250)857-7442.

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

Call Today 250.360.0817

NEEDS mine.

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

It Beats Mowing your neighbour’s Lawn. CARRIER ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE


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This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the October 13 - 19 edition of

305-75 Songhees, $625,000

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000

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

1671 Elford, $499,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

pg. 29

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley 250-477-7291

pg. 17

654 Langford, $449,000

pg. 34

pg. 8

Sunday 12-1:30 burr properties ltd Mike Pearce 250-382-6636

pg. 15

pg. 21

pg. 10

pg. 13

D-1216 Styles, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

pg. 17

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

pg. 18

pg. 13 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 18

pg. 10

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

3108 Mars St., $599,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882 pg. 13

pg. 10

pg. 14

pg. 38

pg. 13

2434 Cadboro Bay Rd., $669,000

1344 Beach, $285,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Daily 1-3 (check in at 1564 Fort St) Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091 pg. 39

9650 First, $525,000

pg. 38

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave., $279,000

pg. 15

1033 Wychbury, $449,900

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

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

pg. 6

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

Saturday 2:30-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis 250-479-3333

454 Sturdee St., $969,900

pg. 12

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

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

pg. 12

pg. 5

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

pg. 18

pg. 19

2927 Ilene, $599,900 pg. 30

1627 Hybury

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

pg. 39

pg. 20

pg. 20

pg. 13

pg. 20

1021 Westport

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

1064 Colville, $499,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

pg. 18

Sunday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

pg. 18

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

pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 10

pg. 21

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-5 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen 250-386-8875

pg. 20

pg. 6

6-1105 Esquimalt

1663 Bisley, $619,000 pg. 35

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacquie Jocelyn, 250-384-8124

71-4125 Interurban, $409,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 10

225-3225 Eldon Pl., $219,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

pg. 5145561

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

Saturday 12:00-1:30 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

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

pg. 21

pg. 22

982 Meadowview, $695,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

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

pg. 22

pg. 32

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright 250 391-1893 Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

4212 Rossiter, $589,000 Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo 250-477-1100

pg. 22

519 Judah, $419,900

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Mark Salter 250-893-0165

Saturday 2-4 burr properties ltd. Mike Janes 250-382-6636

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Angele Munro 250 384-8124

658 Sedger Rd., $478,000

981 Kenneth St., $469,900 pg. 30

501 Pamela, $575,000

4126 Santa Anita, $534,900

27-5110 Cordova Bay, $529,900

937 Kingsmill

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Dicastri 250 744-3301

pg. 20

3204 Doncaster, $594,500 pg. 38

pg. 21

41 Obed Ave, $379,900

5015 Georgia Park Terr. $834,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge 250-818-6146

10-3338 Whittier Ave., $419,000

pg. 13

834 Royal Oak Ave, $1,200,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

3963 Wilkinson Rd., $749,900

2931 Earl Grey St., $499,900 pg. 19

203-1106 Glenora Pl., $299,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

74-950 Parklands, $375,000

pg. 3

3669-1507 Queensbury Ave Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250 642-5050

401-1083 Tillicum Rd., $359,000

297 Gull Rd., $554,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte 250-744-3301 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

pg. 18

pg. 39

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Darren Day, 250-478-9600

pg. 20

4183 Tuxedo Dr., $644,900

7-704 Rockheights, $599,900

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

3833 Holland Ave, $534,900

pg. 20

1877A Feltham Rd, $599,900

308-3260 Quadra St.

942 Reeve Plc., $399,900

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

533 Prince Robert

pg. 30

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

pg. 30

357 Kinver St., $589,900 pg. 2

pg. 6

4180 Keewatin Plc., $469,000

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

10 Helmcken Rd

204-1831 Oak Bay Ave, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch 250-479-3333

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

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Stuart Price, 250-479-3333

4015 Haro Rd, $849,900

1640 Earlston, $559,000

812 Old Esquimalt, $369,900

924B Richmond, $475,000 Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900 pg. 38

pg. 19

4329 Faithwood, $744,900

pg. 38

302-1110 Oscar, $349,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

pg. 6

1149 Greenwood, $529,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn 250-592-4422 pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bev McIvor 250-655-0608

pg. 15

403-1420 Beach, $469,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

pg. 12

304-1106 Glenora Plc., $319,900

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

112 Prince Edward Dr, $970,000 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

pg. 15

pg. 34

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

pg. 20

19-4058 Corners, $369,000

1682 Stanhope

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus 250-391-1893

1318 Beach, $229,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 13

pg. 18

3520 Upper Terrace, $969,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

304-1518 Pandora, $269,900

1005-225 Belleville

pg. 6

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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Adrien Bachand 250 384-8124

13-1705 Feltham, $389,000

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette 250-391-1893

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000

2657 Cedar Hill Rd, $540,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser 250-360-1929

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

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

2180 Cranleigh, $649,000

142 South Turner, $699,000

3-635 Rothwell St.

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

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

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

Sunday 2-4 burr properties ltd. Andrew Hobbs 250-382-6636

2532 Asquith St.

2487 Eastdowne, $749,500

1515 Regents, $827,500

302-932 Johnson St., $239,000

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

pg. 14

530 Harbinger, $799,000

407-380 Waterfront

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422 pg. 375127

71 Government St, $489,000

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

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

pg. 18

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

105-330 Waterfront, $510,000

3238 Harriet

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

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 18

Sunday 3-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

4081 Beam Cres, $748,888

8-933 Admirals Rd, $345,000

pg. 8

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000

2653 Scott St., $424,900

Sunday 2-4 Boorman Real Estate Mike Boorman 250 595-1535

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

219-50 Songhees, $675,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

301-373 Tyee Rd., $429,000

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

pg. 15

pg. 21

4446 Tyndall, $649,900

Sunday 2-4 burr properties ltd. Mike Pearce 250-382-6636

2492 McNeill, $684,900

208-11 Cooperage, $498,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

126-75 Songhees, $979,000

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

pg. 13

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

pg. 37

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Wayne Hyslop 250-477-7291 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

301-50 Songhees, $560,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

307-1009 McKenzie Ave., $165,900

303-1400 Newport, $259,000

1741 Bank, $634,900

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

114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Greg Phillips 250 385-2033

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291 pg. 11

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

302-1100 Union Rd., $305,000

202-9945 Fifth St

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224

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

315-205 Kimta Rd, $749,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

pg. 14

105-3048 Washington, $379,900

Sunday 2-4 burr properties ltd. Chris Gill 250-382-6636

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

pg. 10

1502-620 Toronto St, $314,500

303-932 Johnson St., $209,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens 250-893-1016

17 Jedburgh, $487,000

1978 Fairfield, $1,390,000

940 Empress Ave., $435,000

402-1000 Mcclure, $244,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar 250 384-8124

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Richard Severs 250 216-3178

pg. 22

2853 Adelaide, $399,000 pg. 20

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

pg. 22

340 Gorge Rd W, $524,500 pg. 21

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Chudyk 250 477-5353

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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, October 14, 2011  Page 38 week beginning October 13, 2011 Real Estate Victoria 140 Kamloops, $514,900

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

108-2040 White Birch Rd., $139,000 pg. 37

746 Gorge Rd W, $565,000 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

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

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2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 pg. 40

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

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Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause 250-592-4422

928 Birch, $639,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Sandra Hoff 250 656-0131

pg. 23

316-10461 Resthaven, $429,000 Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

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2110 Curteis, $799,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 240-592-4422

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

pg. 2

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

3910 Metchosin Rd., $1,084,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-1989

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3035 Arado Court, $610,000 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683 pg. 3

pg. 27

1616 Millstream, $799,900 pg. 8

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

pg. 24

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

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4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,199,788 Sunday 3-5 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

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1019 Skylar Circle

Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

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

pg. 30

2425 Galland, $359,000

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

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


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3336 Ocean, $879,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 39

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306-2745 Veteran’s Memorial, $249,900 pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 26

408-3226 Jacklin $279,900 pg. 25

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

pg. 13

601 Kingsview

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

pg. 26

2924 Sooke Lake Rd., $669,900 pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus 250-391-1893

2794 Lakeshore, $499,900 pg. 12

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


pg. 26

662 Goldstream, $249,900 pg. 25

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




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

2971 Glen Lake Rd., $499,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-1989

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

224 Seafield, $479,000

994 Dunford

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

pg. 11

2434 Sunriver Way, $379,900

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

pg. 24

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Darren Day, 250-478-9600

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Ferguson 250 744-3301

pg. 28

Sunday 1:30-2:30 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

3410 Turnstone Dr., $439,800 Sunday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty John Byrne 250-33-1500

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

3365 St. Troy Plc., $464,900

3067 Alouette

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

Saturday 12:30-1:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

892 Wild Ridge, $448,888

613 Amble Pl, $499,900

525 Mount View Ave., $339,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish 250-744-3301

pg. 6

549 Delora, $619,900 Sunday 1-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250 478-0808

1121 Fort, $174,900

2334 Bellamy, $499,000

212-663 Goldstream pg. 40

201-3220 Jacklin Rd, $309,900

203-1196 Sluggett Rd., $209,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

pg. 16

pg. 24

10230 Fifth St, $478,900 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

113-1049 Costin, $359,800

pg. 5

Sunday 12-1 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

116-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

pg. 26

101-2923 Phipps Rd., $334,900

1217 Parkdale Creek Gdns., $489,000 Saturday 2:30-4:00 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

201-9942 Third St, $539,900

10404 Resthaven Dr, $439,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton 250-477-5353

pg. 31

203-9724 Fourth St, $669,000

1274 Clayton, $849,900 Sunday 12-2 Cornerstone Properties Ltd Kevin Wensley 250 475-2006

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Sandra Hoff 250 656-0131

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Limited Patrick Achtzner 250-391-1893

969 Glen Willow, $509,000

13-2020 White Birch, $439,500

8996 Marshall Rd

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

pg. 24

6816 Jedora Dr, $538,000

102C-4678 Elk Lake Dr., $314,500 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

Saturday 11-12 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 25

907 Dawn Lane, $612,000

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

3352 Mary Anne Cresc., $499,900

928 Birch

333-2245 James White Blvd., $249,900 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray 250-744-3301

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

303-9880 Fourth, $279,000

754 Braemar, $729,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 40

pg. 24

309-9805 Second, $305,000

1942 Genoa, $427,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 22

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 3:30-4:30 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love 250-386-8875

453 Atkins Rd., $579,000

3067 Alouette

1622 Millstream, $799,900

2051 Brethour Pkwy

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

pg. 34

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Adam Hales 250-391-1893

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000

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

pg. 26

2437 Gatewheel, $618,000

2908 Pickford Rd., $447,500

Saturday 1-4 burr properties ltd. Mike Pearce 250-382-6636

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

pg. 34

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Dennis Jabs 250-386-8875

563 Brant Pl., $640,000

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

120-2733 Peatt Rd., $374,900

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

2390 Echo Valley Dr., $689,900

11360 Pachena Plc., $1,110,000 207-7143 West Saanich Rd., $255,000

pg. 39

16-2210 Sooke Rd, $399,900

2420 Mount Baker, $669,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

2935 Carol Ann Pl, $489,000

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

3067 Alouette

2415 Amherst, $419,900

8704 Pender Park Dr, $574,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

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

1820 Doney, $649,000

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $299,000

890 Snowdrop, $439,934 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

pg. 5

2-1893 Prosser Rd., $384,000

3828 Cardie Crt, $674,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Diane Wilkinson 250 477-7291

1286 Knute Way, $495,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale Jim Fields 250-384-8124

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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, October 14, 2011 

Refreshing our walks Fundraiser launched to add water fountains on the edge of regional trails Edward Hill News staff

Despite being lined by thick forest and brush, and occasionally farm fields, Greater Victoria’s two regional trails are a bit barren when it comes to water. In past years, volunteer marathon coach Tom MacDonald had water jugs dropped off by car for 70 or so people struggling through epic 30-plus kilometre training runs. It would be easier, he thought, if there were a few drinking fountains along the way. Within the next few years he may get his wish. Capital Regional District Parks, stewards of the Galloping Goose and Lochside regional trails, agreed to install a series of fountains – if MacDonald raises the money. Last week he launched A Drop in the Bucket, a fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $54,000 to cover installation and maintenance costs of nine drinking fountains – three per year for three years. “The trail system is fantastic. Two million people use it each year for running or biking or walking,” said MacDonald, who works as the executive director of the Local Government Management Association. “People love the trail system. We just want to work to enhance it.” So far, so good. Even with relatively little publicity, he’s raised more than $8,500, the majority of which came from a family who spon-

Bucket campaign name – due to the link with water and that it won’t hit taxpayers. “There is almost no cost (to taxpayers),” he said. “There will be some (CRD) staff time, but it’s a drop in the bucket for taxpayers.” CRD Parks is still working on potential water fountain locations on the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails, but it wants them to mesh with future rest stations, similar to one built at Atkins Road. TD Bank has sponsored a series of rest stops. Lorraine Brewster, Edward Hill/News staff manager for visiTom MacDonald and Oslo the lab walk tor services at CRD the Galloping Goose trail near Atkins Parks, said they plan Road in View Royal. MacDonald is to spread the founfundraising to install drinking fountains tains along the trail as best as possible, along the trail. but there needs to be an existing waterline nearby. sored the entire cost of one “We really support this initiafountain. People who donate tive,” Brewster said. “This will $1,000 or more will earn a comreally enhance the trail sysmemorative plaque. A former tem for runners, walkers and municipal staffer for Oak Bay, cyclists.” MacDonald knew pitching an MacDonald said the fountains idea to the Capital Region with will be designed so people can no money likely wouldn’t work. easily fill water bottles and have CRD Parks was enthusiastic a ground-level water dish for about the project, but it wasn’t pets. going to vault to the top of the “Everybody I talk to says this priority list. is a great idea. People love the “We agreed on a budget that trail system and support from I would fundraise. There won’t folks is gratifying. Anyone who be a shovel in the ground until loves the trail system – runners, I deliver the cheque,” MacDondog walkers – can help make ald said. “And it’s not like we’re this project work.” asking for millions. It’s $54,000 See www.adropinthebucket. overall, nine fountains at $6,000 ca for more information or to each.” donate. That relatively low cost inspired the A Drop in the Amb front se.tting iance & h atural ocean ospitality in a n

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