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enny Cassidy can’t go by Oak Bay Marina without thinking of her husband. Allan Cassidy passed away July 10, the day after the couple’s 35th wedding anniversary. But when the 59-year-old Oak Bay councillor was alive, he loved to look over the marina and count the sailboats. “Every time we drove by there, he’d pull over and we’d get out and look at the boats. It was something he was very proud of,” she said, recalling how her husband started the junior sailing program at the marina, by fundraising for a fleet of sailboats when he was an Oak Bay Sea Scouts leader in the ’90s. To honour Cassidy’s contribution, Oak Bay plans to install a new two-person bench swing in the park overlooking the marina. Mayor Christopher Causton saw a memorial swing on his travels and got the idea that it would be a nice way to honour his colleague. He passed the idea on to the parks committee, which is looking at options for the design. “Allan was very passionate about young people learning to be good community citizens,” Causton said. “The fact he set up the sailing program that is still around 19 years later, it’s something we’ll always remember him for.” Another brainchild of Cassidy’s was the Recognition of Renovation and Building Achievement award, which he helped establish in 2004 to recognize residents who made quality upgrades to their properties. An architect by trade, Cassidy would help pick the award recipients, whom the district presented with a local artist’s rendering of their building. Council recently renamed this award the Allan Cassidy Recognition of Renovation and Building Achievement award. “It’s really nice to know his name will still be out in the community,” Penny said. “He loved his community and he put a lot of time into it.”

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Penny Cassidy sits in the kitchen of her home with a photo of her late husband, former Oak Bay councillor Allan Cassidy, and photos of the sailing club he helped to develop. Oak Bay council will dedicate a bench swing overlooking the Oak Bay Marina and honour the deceased councillor by naming an award after him. 106-2187 Oak Bay Ave. 250-592-1100

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Capital Region’s politicians tout shipbuilding contract as major win But larger contract went to Halifax shipbuilder Erin McCracken News staff

Cheers were the order of the day in Victoria and Esquimalt after the federal government announced it will award West Coast-based Seaspan Marine Corporation an $8-billion shipbuilding contract. Seaspan, which owns Victoria and Vancouver Shipyards and the Vancouver Drydock, will build a non-combat fleet, that includes Canadian Coast Guard vessels, an icebreaker and joint-support navy ships. The more lucrative $25-billion combat-vessel contract went to Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding. Quebec-based Davie shipyard got nothing. “You always hope for the biggest, but this is nothing to sneeze at,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins. “It would have been nice to get the $25 billion, but $8 billion is going to provide us with some stability at the shipyard (as well as) jobs.” She said the lucrative contract puts Esquimalt on the map, and the township’s industry and commercial sectors are open for business. Seaspan has said all along that the 20- to 30-year contract work will result in new and long-term jobs, and prompt capital infrastructure investment at the shipyards. The company planned to do most of the ship construction at its Vancouver yard beginning late 2012 or early 2013, while 15 to 20 per cent of the workload will fall to Victoria Shipyards. The contract “will be bringing good paying jobs to the region, jobs that go on and on,” said Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, adding it will represent a boon to Greater Victoria’s shipbuilding and marine industry, which nets more than $1 billion in economic spinoffs each year. “This is a contract that will continue giving for a long time and it’s very exciting.” Not since the Second World War has the federal government awarded shipbuilding packages of this magnitude. Together the contracts, which make up the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, are worth $33 billion. “Building ships in Canada has historically been carried out on a project-by-project basis,” said François Guimont, deputy minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. “While we felt we were more than capable of building the combat ships, we are honoured to have been chosen to provide non-combat vessels for the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy and Coast Guard,” said Seaspan CEO Jonathan Whitworth. The work will inject billions of dollars into B.C.’s economy and create an average of 4,000

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Oak Leaves Bazaar digs up treasures Sam Van Schie News staff

Monterey Recreation Centre will transform into a bargain hunter’s paradise, as the Oak Leaves Bazaar takes over the seniors’ social hub on Saturday. Each autumn, donations are brought into the centre by the boxful and volunteers from the Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association sort them into themes that will fill every room in the centre. “There will be a whole room of books – that’s the No. 1 thing we get donated – and another room with tapes and records, and a big room of knitwear made by the seniors here,” explained Monterey Rec Centre coordinator Lesley Cobus, listing off a few examples. There will also be holiday decorations, household items and mysterious attic treasures. “It’s always fun to look through the

old collectables from yesteryear,” laughed Cobus. She personally keeps an eye out for new linens and silverware at the bazaar. “There’s always high-calibre goods, things never taken out of the package, that seniors get as gifts and they don’t want.” Last year’s bazaar brought in $7,000, which goes to funding the Activity Association. It’s one of the association’s biggest fundraisers of the year, on par with its spring rummage sale. In addition to items for sale, there will be raffle tickets to win gift baskets donated by local businesses. And tea plates, complete with mini sandwiches or scones, will be available in the Fern Cafe. Oak Leaves Bazaar is tomorrow (Oct. 22), 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Monterey Recreation Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave. There’s no entry fee and patrons are asked to bring their own reusable bag to carry their purchases.

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Braille taught to people with sight “It’s really not as hard as people think it is.”

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Elizabeth Lalonde has the world right at her fingertips. Since learning to understand the meaning of the raised dots in the 200-year-old braille language, the Saanich resident has opened new doors for herself. “It’s literacy for blind people,” said Lalonde, who was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that affects retina cells. Lalonde has lived her entire life with 90-per-cent vision loss. And until last year, when she enrolled in a nine-month intensive blindness immersion training program, she relied on audio books and talking computer technology to “read.” But at the Louisiana Center for the Blind (there are no for-

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St. Aidan’s church embraces the rainbow Natalie North News staff

Of all the symbolic items inside St. Aidan’s United Church, there is one attracting the most attention as of late. A rainbow flag hangs outside Rev. Michael Caveney’s office door – a symbol of the church’s official public welcome of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Recently, St. Aidan’s celebrated becoming the second United church on Vancouver Island to complete the Affirming Congregation Program under the United Church of Canada. This program studies the issues of inclusion and states that the congregation welcomes all peoples. The congregation, led by Rev. Caveney went through a yearlong educational process based on materials from the United Church of Canada, and voted in favour of becoming an affirming congregation. “Very often a congregation will say that these are the values, but by going through the process, it’s highlighting,” said Rev. Caveney. “Many congregations say that they are inclusive, and yet, for example, lesbians cannot be fully involved or ordained in those churches.” The Comox and Salt Spring Island United Churches have also gone through the process. Laurissa Chapple, media and communications co-ordinator with the Victoria Pride Society calls the move “awesome,” but one that’s been a long time coming. “As everything in our movement has, it’s taken time and it’s another milestone to certainly celebrate,” Chapple said. “It’s a testament to Canada. It’s a testament to our growth as a

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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Rev. Michael Caveney sits in the sanctuary at St. Aidan’s United Church, the second on Vancouver Island to officially welcome the GLBT community as an affirming congregation. movement. It’s certainly not afforded internationally in a lot of places.” The church is located at 3703 St. Aidan’s St. in Saanich.

“For us, it’s almost a public witness that this is what we believe and that everyone is welcomed,” Rev. Caveney said.

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Good week for Victoria economy With economic gloom casting shadows over so much of the world, it was good to have two sunny announcements in Greater Victoria this week. On Tuesday, the World Curling Federation announced the city will once again host the international men’s championship in 2013. The last time Victoria played host to this event was when Save-On Foods Memorial Centre had just opened its doors in 2005. More than 115,000 people attended matches during the competition, giving area businesses an estimated $20.4 million boost. The 2013 event promises to increase the international exposure of the city as the competition will be televised in all 12 countries that are participating. That boon to marketing will undoubtedly pay dividends for everyone who make a living from tourism. But the even bigger news came the next day after the federal government unveiled the winners of its gargantuan shipbuilding sweepstakes. Victoria missed out on the astronomical $22 billion contract awarded to Halifax for new warships. But the selection of North Vancouver-based Seaspan for the $8 million civilian ship contract is no drop in the bucket. The company controls shipyards here as well as Vancouver and local workers will reap tremendous benefits from this contract. Among the ships that will be built and tested on the West Coast is the John G. Diefenbaker polar ice breaker, which will be as long as 140 metres. This impressive ship along with Arctic offshore patrol vessels, including four oceanographic science ships and three fisheries science vessels are to be built in a relatively open process. The Diefenbaker, budgeted at $720-million, will serve to inspire industry, the public and the scientific community and give B.C.’s economy a welcome shot in the arm.

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Two days without my iPhone My iPhone 3GS is the last thing On any given day, have a look I see before I go to sleep (ensuring around – zombies are everywhere. it’s plugged in because there’s nothNo, it’s not Halloween quite yet, ing conceivably worse than headbut have our cellphones and other mobile devices turned us into mind- ing out to face the day with a dead phone) and the first thing I see less drones? when I wake up (fervently checking During Thanksgiving long weekfor new emails and LOL-filled text end, I was waiting at the BC Ferries messages). terminal coming back Maybe it’s because in from a trip to the Mainthis era of immediacy, land. Everywhere I looked, we are trained to feel we twenty-somethings and always have to be in the younger were walking know: to know exactly with their heads down, when and where somenarrowly avoiding midthing is happening, the hallway collisions while second it happens. Try fixated on the glowing taking yourself off Facescreens of their iPhones, book for a month and see iPods, iPads and the occasional BlackBerry. Benjamin Yong how many missed birthAccording to a report South Island scribe day parties and housewarmings ensue. from the American-based In the spirit of healthy Kaiser Family Foundation experimentation, I decided to see last year, the increase in cell phone what life would be like for 48 hours ownership for eight to 18-year-olds with no personal cellphone or Interjumped from 39 to 66 per cent in net access. five years. For MP3 players and the like, it went from 18 per cent to 76 per cent. Day one: Going hand-in-hand, Internet use is also on the rise – a Statistics In the morning, my hand instincCanada survey says 80 per cent of tively reached for the turned-off Canadians aged 16 and older used iPhone on my desk at home before the Internet for personal reasons leaving for work. I stopped myself, in 2009. Victoria had the honour gave it one last longing look, and of being one of the Canadian cities left. Luckily it was an extraordinarily with the highest use rates at 86 per busy and long day at work, and I cent. didn’t have much of a chance to I am by no means innocent in the miss my cell. The only visible sympmatter. In fact, I have, at one point toms were a subconscious dartor another, probably owned almost ing of my eyes trying to locate the every modern Apple product cremissing device, and restless fingers ated. likely due to texting withdrawal.

At home, things were slightly easier. I was fortunate to have other distractions to take my mind off my phone, namely television. I wasn’t about to cut that out, too – after all, I was curious, not crazy.

Day two: The only time my old habits kicked in during the morning was when I was about to look up a phone number on my cell that I needed to call. I realized without it, I wouldn’t be able to get a hold of anyone besides a handful of friends whose house numbers I memorized as a child. As the afternoon wore on at the office, there was a certain calm that fell over me. Knowing my phone was out of reach, I didn’t have the urge to constantly check it (during breaks, of course) for updates. I became more focused at work and was able to free my mind for more productive thoughts, like what to make for dinner. At night, I barely gave my iPhone a second thought and I even did a little light reading. The lesson I learned is that almost anyone – at least those that weren’t born in the Internet generation – should be capable of weaning themselves off these self-imposed shackles of modern society. Mere hours later, however, I breathed a quiet sigh of relief as I saw the silver apple logo flicker to life on the 3.5-inch touchscreen. Benjamin Yong is a reporter with the Sooke News Mirror.

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Occupy Wall Street reflects increasing frustration David Suzuki

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I’m not the only one unhappy with economic systems based on constant growth and endlessly increasing exploitation of finite resources – systems that concentrate wealth in the hands of a few while so many people struggle. Since Sept. 17, protests have spread from New York to a growing number of cities across the United States, Europe, and Canada, in a movement dubbed “Occupy Wall Street.” The protesters’ aims aren’t always clear; in some case they seem downright incoherent or absurd – such as calls for open border policies and increased trade tariffs at the same time. It’s interesting that those credited with spurring the movement did so with a single question: “What is our one demand?” The question was first posed in Vancouver by Adbusters magazine. Editor Kalle Lasn said the campaign was launched as an invitation to act more than an attempt to get an answer. Focusing on a single demand may or may not be a useful exercise, but the conversation itself is necessary. Thanks to the attention these protests are generating, union leaders, students, workers,

and others have a public forum to raise questions about our current economic systems. Why have governments spent trillions of dollars in taxpayers’ money to bail out financial institutions, many of which fought any notion of government regulation or social assistance, while doing nothing for people who had life savings wiped out or lost homes through foreclosure? And why have governments not at least demanded that the institutions demonstrate some ecological and social responsibility in return? Why do developed nations still give tax breaks to the wealthiest few while children go hungry and working people and the unemployed see wages, benefits, and opportunities dwindle – and while infrastructure crumbles and access to good health care and education diminishes? Why are we rapidly exploiting finite resources and destroying precious natural systems for the sake of short-term profit and unsustainable economic growth? What will we do when oil runs out or becomes too difficult or expensive to extract if we haven’t taken the time to reduce our demands for energy and shift to cleaner sources?

Why does our economic system place a higher value on disposable and often unnecessary goods and services than on the things we really need to survive and be healthy, like clean air, clean water and productive soil? Sure, there’s some contradiction in protesters carrying iPhones while railing against the consumer system. But this is not just about making personal changes and sacrifices; it’s about questioning our place on this planet. In less than a century, the human population has grown exponentially, from 1.5 billion to seven billion. That’s been matched by rapid growth in technology and products, resource exploitation, and knowledge. The pace and manner of development have led to a reliance on fossil fuels, to the extent that much of our infrastructure supports products such as cars and their fuels to keep the cycle of profits and wealth concentration going. Our current economic systems are relatively new – methods we’ve devised both to deal with the challenge of production and distribution for rapidly expanding populations and to exploit the opportunities.

It may seem like there’s no hope for change, but we have to remember that most of these developments are recent, and that humans are capable of innovation, creativity and foresight. Despite considerable opposition, most countries recognized at some point that abolishing slavery had goals that transcended economic considerations, such as enhancing human rights and dignity – and it didn’t destroy the economy in the end, as supporters of slavery feared. I don’t know if the Occupy Wall Street protests will lead to anything. Surely there will be backlash. And although I wouldn’t compare these protests to those taking place in the Middle East, they all show that when people have had enough of inequality, of the negative and destructive consequences of decisions made by people in power, we have a responsibility to come together and speak out. The course of human history is constantly changing. It’s up to all of us to join the conversation to help steer it to a better path than the one we are on. Maybe our one demand should be of ourselves: care enough to do something.

Readers respond: Family Day, Occupy protests Not everyone will sleep in on Family Day Re: We’re still waiting for Family Day (The Gen Y Lens, Oct. 7) I’d like to point out to Kyle Slavin that the only people sleeping in on Family Day across the country will be government employees, teachers, bank employees (although even that is changing) and the others fortunate enough to work a Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., work week. Many more will be scrambling to find babysitting arrangements for young children who would normally be in school so they can go to their jobs in the many stores and businesses that are open seven days a week. Of course, these same places are open so that those lucky enough to have the day off can spend it shopping. Heather Wright Victoria

Mainstream media slow off the mark Thank you for running your story: Occupy Victoria takes direct aim at money, banking (News, Oct. 14). I realize there are many

aspects to the problem, more complicated than the majority of us understand, and I have been slowly grasping what this is all about. I felt your story had a good summary of the situation. It was good to see that our Occupy Victoria had an organizer. I think the protesters in New York need for a spokesperson to get a clear message out there telling the public exactly what they stand for. The protest in New York has actually been going on for a month already, but mainstream media in New York apparently did not pick up the story back then. This is the reason my husband has taken to watching news on the Internet instead of mainstream media. Susan Fernandez Saanich

Nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers I’ve watched the “occupy” protests on TV, and after watching many interviews it seems there are as many reasons people are protesting as there are people. The underlying theme

though seems to be the disparity of the have’s and have not’s, the wealthy and poor, the expanding divide and a need to change the system. And I ask, what’s wrong with a system that allows a grocery clerk like Alex Campbell Sr. to grow a chain of successful grocery businesses, employing thousands of people and investing millions of dollars into the community? What’s wrong with a system that allows a fired car salesman like Jimmy Pattison to create an empire, again employing thousands of people and investing millions into the community? The system is open to anyone who is prepared to work hard, innovate and take some risks. Look at what Apple founder Steve Jobs did for the world. He quit school and worked out of his garage. He worked hard and created value for many. These people worked hard all their lives, even though they could have retired long before their time. They’re not greedy, and they’ve been rewarded for bringing so much to so many. The other question I have to ask is: if we’re going to change the system, what are we going to change to? Bob Broughton Saanich

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Walking into the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s emergency room last Easter, Robert Modrow thought little of his chest pain. The active 69-year-old had been to his family doctor and tests showed nothing was wrong. Emergency room doctors were just going to take an angiogram picture of blood vessels in his chest. But his heart stopped on the way to the operating room. He woke up a week later in a hospital bed with no idea what had happened. “I had black and blue bruises on my chest where defibrillators had been used to restart my heart,” Modrow recalled last week. He had an incision in his chest for a pace-

maker, and learned he’d had six bypass surgeries. His wife counted 16 tubes for fluids going in and out of him. He was also connected to a vital-signs monitor with electrodes measuring his heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure and other vitals. These monitors used to be shared between patients as they became available, but in the new Patient Care Centre, the goal is to have one in every patient room, thanks to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation fall fundraising campaign. The campaign seeks to raise $595,000 to buy 94 vital-signs monitors for the care centre. “It’s amazing how far technology has come and how a few improvements can not only make an impact on patient care and outcomes that directly save lives,” founda-

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Will Weigler teaches a first year applied theatre course at the University of Victoria. It’s a good job for someone who has spent years as a director, producer, playwright and actor. His true passion, however, is community theatre. He believes that this form of “applied theatre” can be an important driving force for community development, education and social change. “Effective plays can be a massive engine for social change,” Weigler says. “In the end, you can take away a person’s home, their job, even their lives … you can take away almost everything. But you can never

take away their story.” Weigler surveyed and compiled thousands of accounts from theatre goers, critics and others in the industry to discover the patterns in composition and staging that led to those “aha!” moments in theatre. “It was amazing,” Will says, “I reviewed the experiences of theatre lovers and critics all over the world and found that the same patterns kept emerging.” Through a method he calls “grounded theory” Weigler says that he discovered the common factors that lead to those periods of esthetic arrest when a theatre audience sets aside its preconceived notions. It’s at that point the audience is open to a new encounter with the subject matter and the development of new ideas and viewpoints. It’s an important accomplishment for groups who may suffer from societal prejudices. The path to achieving

University of Victoria instructor Will Weigler writes in his new book Strategies for Playbuilding that theatre can be a vehicle for social change. Tim Collins photo

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cross cultural and intergenerational co-operation in the development of the play. “In the end, by using this new vocabulary and by focusing on the five key categories of staging, groups can speak the same language and share their experience and viewpoints to create a more effective message.” This isn’t a new passion for Weigler. In the late 1980s he founded a youth theatre company called the Young Actor’s Forum. His aim was to bring together youth from different cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds to perform plays about their lives and perspectives. The forum is no longer running. “I wrote Strategies for Playbuilding primarily in response to people who saw our (Youth Actor’s Forum) productions and encouraged me to write about our collective process,” Weigler says. • A15 • A15

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about town Restore Swan Lake wetland & plant a forest Fall planting is under way with two projects at the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Sponsored by the Evergreen Foundation of Canada, reforestation and wetland restoration projects began yesterday and volunteers are needed. Work parties to complete site preparation and planting are scheduled: Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Oct. 24, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon; Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 7, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools will be provided and Site Manager June Pretzer will offer the “how-to.” Meet at the Nature House at least 10 minutes before start time. Organizers would appreciate an email confirming participation at or by phone at 250-479-0211.






Halloween Happenings Jennifer Blyth Black Press


around the Region

ith more than a few great ghost stories floating about the city, there are few better places than Victoria to celebrate the Halloween season.

Ghostly Walks with John Adams

Be a Halloween Tour-ist Learn about Ross Bay Cemetery’s ghosts, including one-time landowner Isabella Ross and David Fee, who was murdered one Christmas Eve, during the annual Old Cemeteries Society Ghost Tour from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. For details, call 250-598-8870. For 17 years, the Old Cemeteries Society has also hosted Ghost Bus-tours, two-hour coach tours past Victoria’s most haunted places, taking a different route each year. Join the fun Oct. 22, 28, 29 and 30, with tickets available from Tourism Victoria at 250-953-2033. At St. Ann’s Academy, a former convent school, explore Voices from the Past – life, death and unexplained phenomena at this 153-year-old historic site – Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 6 and 8 p.m. Call 250-953-8828 for information. Local historian John Adams presents his popular Ghostly Walks year-round,


but the Halloween tours are especially popular, exploring the haunted alleys and courtyards of downtown Victoria. During the Halloween period, Oct. 21 to 31, tours leave from the lobby of the Bedford Regency Hotel at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. No reservations are needed, but call 250-384-6698 or check for details.

Halloween Night in the Museums Craigdarroch Castle marks the season with Giggling Iguana’s presentation of the Edgar Allen Poe classic, The Fall of the House of Usher on selected evenings through Oct. 31. Visit www. for details. Poe is the subject as well for Urban Arts Productions’ presentation of Nevermore, a bold, haunting musical, staged in the original Supreme Courtroom of B.C., on the third floor of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. “With hauntingly beautiful melodies, Nevermore breathes new life into Poe’s work and explores a twisted true-life tale as bizarre as his classic stories of the macabre. It is a montage, a whirlwind, a dream, a life and a nightmare all in one.” Nevermore runs Oct. 27 to 29 and Nov. 3 to 5, with a special midnight performance on Oct. 29. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the 8 p.m. performance. Limited reserved advanced tickets are available online at Also this month is the museum’s popular Ghost Tours, including chilling tales of ghostly sightings and sounds at the museum. Be may even catch a glimpse of the famous “Hanging Judge” who it’s said still wanders the third floor. Admission is $13 per person for the 6 p.m. tours. Ghost Tours run Oct. 20 to 23 and Oct. 27 to 30. Take the search for spectres further with two Ghost Hunts. Open to skeptics and believers alike, search for what really wanders the halls of the old Courthouse past midnight. Dawn Kirkham, clairvoyant medium and member of PARAVI, Victoria’s Paranormal Research Society, will facilitate the ghostly investigation in which participants will use investigative devices to seek out the unknown. The investigation runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 5. Cost is $55 per person and includes light refreshments. Reserve a spot for either event at 250-385-4222, ext. 113.

Out and About Halloween will bring out the spooky side of the otherwise quaint Oak Bay Village, when Pumpkin Art, “North America’s largest intricately carved pumpkin display”, comes to town. The back of the Oak Bay Municipal Hall Cont. on next page • A17

OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, October 21, 2011  Cont. from previous page field of Horror, the Crazy Train, Madame Isabella’s Seance, and will be transformed as hundreds of the PG13 Carnevil – enter if you pumpkins carved by pumpkin artdare. For details, visit online at ist John Vickers are displayed, Oct. 28 to 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. From On the Saanich Peninsula, the spooky to the amusing to the visit the Enchanted Halloween thought-provoking, popular disat Heritage Acres, Oct. 28 and plays such as the royal family, car29 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 30 toon characters and local personfrom noon to 5 p.m. alities will be joined by two dozen For three days, Heritage Acres new pumpkins carved for the Oak will transform into a HallowBay unveiling. Admission is by doeen wonderland with glowing, nation with proceeds supporting Enchanted Halloween’s Day of handcrafted lanterns, pumpkins Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. and spooky décor, the perfect In Saanich, Galey Farms cel- the Dead display. ebrates the return of Pumpkinfest, with live entertain- backdrop for costumed performers, live music, interment, face painting, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train active crafts and artistic installations. Co-produced rides, corn maze, petting farm, children’s haunted by Intrepid Theatre and Shine*ola Communications, house and more, Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. this fundraiser for Intrepid Theatre is brimming with enough festive fun to make it a treat for all ages. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10/children; $15/adult; $40/family When the sun sets, the cornfield turns ghoulish with the Festival of Fear, nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. pass, in advance from or 250-590through Halloween. Thrill to the chills of the Corn- 6291. For details, visit

not for profit Oct. 22 & 23 – Victoria Genealogical Society workshops Ancestry Search Strategy, with Gerry Poulton. 10 a.m. to noon, 947 Alston St. Members $10; nonmembers $15. Register at 250-360-2808. FMI: www. Oct. 27 – Baubles & Bling, an Octa Collective fundraiser at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, 4 to 7:30

p.m., to raise funds for the artsREACH program. The jewellery and accessories show and sale will feature 10 jewellery artists/designers and two accessories vendors who will donate up to 50 per cent of the purchase price of products sold at the event. Tickets are $20 incl. refreshments and door prize opportunities. FMI/ tickets: 778-678-6282. Oct. 27 – Victoria, Crown

Jewel of British Columbia, with author Susan Mayse, a fourth-generation Vancouver Islander, exploring the development of the Victoria region through her recent book. 7:30 p.m. at the James Bay New Horizons Centre. All welcome. FMI: Oct. 28 – Job Search Strategies for Mature Workers (age 45+), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada

Inn (123 Gorge Road East). FMI/Registration: 250-413-3142 or email to: Send your non-profit events to



hen Victoria’s Christina Hilborne tells people she uses recycled elements in her modern furniture designs, she often gets a mixed reaction as people struggle to reconcile the idea of combining repurposed materials with modern, contemporary design. After 15 years of creating one-of-akind furniture pieces, and explaining how well these elements work together, Hilborne is launching her first furniture collection to showcase the point. “When people think of furniture that has a ‘recycled’ or a ‘sustainable’ aspect I have found they envision pieces that focus on the recycling aspect first and the design second. This collection shows that incorporating repurposed aspects, such as legs, can make for a wonderfully modern, contemporary piece,” says Hilborne, who has a studio on Bridge Street. Each piece in the Urban Chic collection will be reproduced in limited numbers using repurposed and environmentally friendly materials. The pieces are created from Kirei Board, made from reclaimed sorghum straw and non-toxic adhesives. Furniture

legs, which Christina collects continuously, are reshaped and refinished, creating an integral design element. Pieces are hand-assembled, hand-sanded, hand-finished and signed. Architects, designers and builders integrating the Urban Chic collection into their projects can earn credits toward LEED certification for their projects. Learn more at

Solar Saturday comes to Camosun Camosun College is hosting a free, day-long exposition of solar and other renewable energy sources this Saturday, Oct. 22. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Interurban Campus, the event will feature solar panels in action and the opportunity to talk to the experts. For information call 250-370-3550 or to pre-register online, visit

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Where Art and Nature Live: November 5 - 13th Art and Environmental Events atop Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC VIP Gala Event with Robert Bateman keynote speaker.

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Don’t miss this first–time-ever international art and environmental educational festival atop Grouse Mountain. Over 50 master artists from around the world. International Exhibits, Art Workshops, Guest Lectures, Live Music, First Nations Performances, World Film Premier and much more. Free admission with paid skyride. To b o o k y o u r h o t e l a n d f o r c o m p l e t e d e t a i l s : w w w. v a n c o u v e r s n o r t h s h o r e . c o m

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‘Error-free’ Barbers unbeaten Oak Bay boys atop B.C. volleyball rankings Travis Paterson News staff

As the older half of the Oak Bay Barbers play their final high school volleyball season, there’s a couple of things they’d like to take with them – the Island and provincial titles and anything else they can win along the way. Seniors Alex Swiat“We’re lowski, Ryan Marcellus and Nick Stefa- keeping our eyes nakis have played on provincials, with Grade 11 students Elion Wong, but game in and Leon Young, Lars game out we’re Bornemann and Matt Hampton, since working on the they were brought specifics.” together at Oak Bay – Alex Swiatlowski High four years ago. As juniors, the group won an Island and provincial championship. But, as a triple-A senior team, they were defeated by G.P. Vanier in last year’s Island finals and were knocked out of the provincials by Earl Marriot (Surrey).

Oak Bay hasn’t won the senior provincial volleyball title since 2006. So far, it’s motivated the Barbers to an undefeated season as the top-ranked triple-A team in the province. Along the way they redeemed themselves against Earl Marriott in a September tournament, part of a perfect record. Well, nearly perfect. “We did lose a set in tournament play,” said Swiatlowski, the team captain. “We’re pretty happy with the fact we’ve beaten every triple-A team ranked in the top 10 that we’ve played, plus the top double-A ranked team, Langley Christian (twice).” The Barbers started October by winning a 40-team tournament hosted by University of B.C. Plenty of CIS scouts were there to see the 6-foot-6 height of Swiatlowksi, one of many Barbers likely to play for a university next year. Coming up, Oak Bay will host the AAA Islands on Nov. 18 and 19, a tournament the Barbers are favoured to win easily. Until then, coach Al Carmichael has the team working on the little things, Swiatlowski said. “We’re keeping our eyes on provincials, but game in and game out we’re working on the specifics, like our passing and attacks.” The Barbers can’t afford to look past their

Captain Alex Swiatlowski and the Oak Bay Barbers are the top-ranked senior boys volleyball team in the province. Don Denton/News staff

local competition, as they learned during a league game against Claremont earlier this season. “Claremont has talent and they can play, but we played an error-free set, winning 25-1,” Swiatlowski said. “I guess we got distracted and in the second set, we still won 25-15, but we made 14 unforced errors. Eliminating errors has been a big difference this year.” It’s not that the Barbers need a perfect league record to accomplish what they

want. They’ve just been playing as a group for so long, they’ve become accustomed to pushing for more. Some of the guys have been together since Grade 8 at Lansdowne middle school, said Barbers’ assistant coach Rick Wutzke, who coached that team to a city and provincial championship. “Then they came to Oak Bay and got coach Carmichael, who is such a great coach and builds on that success.”

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Mount Doug student Nathan Howe and Oak Bay High’s Brendan Restall finished 26th and 28th, respectively, at the Island’s age grade cross country race at Beaver Lake Park on Tuesday.

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A resurgence with the Mount Douglas secondary cross country program, now up to 30 runners, could end Oak Bay High’s streak as the top team at the Island championships next week. Seniors Caleigh Bachop (Grade 11) and Katelyn Hayward (Grade 12) lead the Mt. Doug girls team, along with Grade 9 phenom Farisha Arnensen. Each of the three has won a race for Mt. Doug during the school season, as have Tyler Norman and Thomas Getty. Connor Foreman (Claremont) and Brittany King (Spectrum) won the Island Gr. 11 and 12 title at Beaver Lake

on Tuesday, with Erik Evan (Reynolds) winning the Gr. 10 boys. Mt. Doug’s Arnensen and Joel Taylor won the Gr. 9 titles.

Rugby spirit lifts Mercer

Rick Mercer visited Rugby Canada’s national men’s sevens team on Monday for an upcoming episode of the The Rick Mercer Report. Players from Canada’s Rugby World Cup team were also on hand for the training session at Langford’s City Centre Field. Mercer was given his own Canada rugby uniform with number 11 and his name on the back. Mercer was also given a crash course on passing,

Photos by Sharon Tiffin (left) and Judy Teasdale

Rick Mercer visited Langford-based Rugby Canada on Monday. He helped shave the now-legendary beard of Adam Kleeberger and got bench-pressed by Nanyak Dala. kicking, ball handling, scrummaging and tackling. The sevens team left today (Oct. 21) for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The two-day tourney runs Oct. 29 and 30, beginning with games against Chile, Brazil and Argentina.

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The kid is good. So good, he’s had a pro mixed martial arts fighting contract in his back pocket since he was 16. The only hitch is, 18-year-old Alexi Argyriou hasn’t actually fought. Yet. The Camosun College student makes his longawaited MMA debut at the Armageddon Fighting Championship No. 7: Break Out, Nov. 5 at Bear Travis Paterson/News staff Mountain Arena. Saanich’s Alexi Argyriou will fight at AFC’s Argyriou caught the MMA community’s atten- Break Out, Nov. 5 at Bear Mountain Arena. tion early in 2010 when he signed a pro deal with the Maximum Fighting Championship in Edmon- ring. It’s often the difference maker, and it’s one of the things making Argyriou’s full-contact debut so ton. Now Argyriou is set to take the first big step in special. Argyriou spent the last year winning an assortwhat’s been a slow and careful journey. “This is the new generation of MMA,� said coach ment of wrestling and grappling competitions Adam Zugec, gym owner and Zuma fight team (MMA’s non-striking brother). He also joined the Victoria Bulldogs high school wrestling team as a manager in Vic West. “Not only does Argyriou have the talent and grade 12 rookie and finished fifth in B.C. among 31 skill as a well-rounded fighter, but (with Argyriou) athletes in the 74-kilogram (163 lbs.) class. It all adds up to an active year of Argyriou accliyou’re seeing the business side of things that fightmatizing to the physical intensity of one-on-one ers need to be successful. “You need to understand the entertainment competition. Argyriou’s time at Zuma, one of value of it all and not be afraid to the best-known Canadian MMA showcase yourself, and, while Alexi gyms and the home of former is humble, he gets all that.� women’s world champion Sarah Though the AFC is a professional ■Pro card: Derek Kaufman, goes back to his days as organization with paid fighters, Medler vs. Brian a middle school student. Argyriou’s bout against Brad Webb Grimshaw 170 lbs.; “I got beat up in Grade 6. I wanted of Vancouver is of amateur status. Nick Hinchliffe vs. TBA to learn how to fight and learn self They’ll fight at 155 lbs., the first 170 lbs.; Karel Bergen defence. As I got older I saw teamscrap on an AFC card heavy with vs. Adam Smith 170 mates competing in grappling tourlocal talent. lbs.; Paul Cheng vs. neys and MMA, and doing well.� “I don’t know much about (Webb), Peter Nolan 265 lbs.; Theses days Argyriou’s training I’m just focused on my style and Nathan Swayze vs. Brad has him rolling with regulars from confident in my skills,� Argyriou Robinson 205 lbs.; the Zuma fight team like Connor said. “I’ve been looking forward to Tristan Connelly vs. Matt Wood (155 lbs.), Nick Driedger (145 my first fight for a long time.� Trudeau 145 lbs. lbs.), Tariq Gabali (155 lbs.) and The 2011 Mount Douglas grad ■ Amateur Card: Diego Wilson (135 lbs.), not too will fight at least once more as an Sanjeev Sharma vs. mention Kaufman (135 lbs.), who amateur, part of his steady buildup Jordan Howes, 170 lbs.; is always willing to throw the men towards fighting in Edmonton, posTyler Dolby vs. Shane around. sibly as soon as 2012, Zugec said. Jung, 145 lbs.; Tyler Headlining AFC No. 7 is Victoria’s “MMA is one of those things, Lynk vs. Johnny Williams, Derek Medler. The ex-CFL player is you never know (exactly) where 145 lbs.; Alexi Argyriou undefeated in six fights, ending all a fighter is at. Argyriou is still so vs. Brad Webb, 155 lbs. of them by stoppage. Medler draws young with so much growth ahead, ■ Full card online at Brian Grimshaw, with a tough repuyou want to allow him the tation out of Chilliwack. tunity to test his skills. He’s got so Tickets available through www. much time you want to be careful.� Part of that progression is seeing how athletes handle the adrenaline rush of the

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PERSONAL SERVICES EDUCATION/TUTORING IN-HOME TUTORING All Grades, All Subjects. Tutor Doctor. 250-386-9333


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

PETS FEED & HAY GO GREEN, Chemical free local hay, $7.75 per bale, delivered. Call 250-539-3049.

LOST MALE tabby w/white bib & paws. Reward $250. If found please call (250)3860726.


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.

FREE ITEMS FREE: HIDE-a-bed sofa with a good mattress & upholstered reclining chair. 250-383-7110. FREE WOOL Rug(white). 250-508-9008.


PERENNIALS, WHICH need digging. Call (250)391-8456.

FRIENDLY FRANK ADULT BICYCLE- 15 spd, $75. Lrg dog bed, $20. Both excellent cond.(250)381-7428. AQUARIUM, 20 gallons, almost new with fish and all, $99. Call (250)995-0120. BRASS BED Frame, Queen, Asking $50. Call 250-3701517.



LPN / RN - Part-time (2 - 3 days / wk)

Resumes will be accepted until October 24, 2011.




Local respiratory home care provider is currently looking for a strong clinician with excellent customer service skills to work with our Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients in the Victoria area. The successful candidate will be responsible for the introduction, support and clinical follow-up of CPAP therapy to our clients. Interested applicants should email their resume, as an attachment to: employment@


Ladysmith Chronicle The award-winning Ladysmith Chronicle has an opening for an editor commencing as soon as possible. The successful candidate will possess an attention to detail as well as the ability to work under pressure in a deadline-driven environment. 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. NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local ofďŹ ce 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344


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CANADIAN Numismatic journals (coin collecting), 19782010, $90. (250)595-5727.

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.

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

2 BDRM, 1 bth suite on main, w/office and 1/2 bath on lower. $1750/mth, Abe Hering 780915-1799.

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.



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.

HALLOWEEN RICE hat, 23”d & horn viking hat, $10/each. 5 patterns, $2/e. 250-508-9008. HAND CROCHET Afghan multi colored, 42”x60”, newly made, $25. 250-383-4578. LARGE LITTLE Tykes Table 2 chairs, $45. Fish Tank, 10g+ more. $49. 250-544-4322. MASTER LABYRINTH board game. $15. Near new condition. 250-380-8733. PINWHEEL CRYSTAL Decanter $15. 4 Bone china cup & saucer $2. ea. James Bay. 250-361-2045 ROUND OAK dining table with leaf and 4 chairs, good cond, $99. Call 250-383-7110. SEARS CRAFTSMAN 10” table saw with stand, $85. Call 250-656-1497. SPIDER PLANTS- total of 15, 25 cents each. 250-652-4199.

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


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WATER HEATER 40 gallons John Wood Pro, $20. (250)658-0932.



ESQUIMALT (NEAR Naden), 1 & 2 bdrm suites, avail immed, on bus route, near shopping, clean & quiet. Starting at $700. 250-385-2004.

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, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, or 1877-902-WOOD.

FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $960/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.


HILLSIDE- THE Pearl; 2 bdrm condo, 6 appls, parking, storage. NS/NP. $1250/mo. Call (250)652-6729.


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

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1989 PORSCHE Carrera 911, 80000 kms, power windows, seats, locks, sunroof. 100% stock. Upgraded Alpine stereo. EXCELLENT CONDITION!! Ready to go, $14000 Contact:

1989 PORSCHE Carrera 911, 80000 kms, power windows, seats, locks, sunroof. 100% stock. Upgraded Alpine stereo. EXCELLENT CONDITION!! $14000 Contact:

STORAGE LOOKING for workshop space for Oak Bay’s Canadian College of Performing Arts. Pls call 250-5959970 or

SUITES, LOWER One Percent Realty V.I.

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


COLWOOD: UTILS incl. Furn, on bus route, walking distance to beach & Royal Roads. NS, pets neg. $550. 250-889-4499.

TRIANGLE MTN., lge furn’d 1 bdrm, laundry, brand new S/S appl’s, all inclusive, N/S, N/P, $950, (Immed). 250-474-6469


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


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NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.


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

BRENTWOOD BACHELOR Large, ground level. Priv. entrance, parking, close to bus. NS/NP. $750. (250)652-9454. 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. 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. 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, 2 bdrm, 5 appls, prkg, storage, priv ent, sea view, N/S, N/P, $1200 utils incl’d, (Immed), 250-656-6442 SIDNEY- 500sq ft basement suite, shower only, priv entrance W/D, NS/NP. Refs req’d. Available Now. $720+ utils. (250)656-2412. SIDNEY- LRG 1 bdrm bsmt suite, living & bonus rm, own laundry, shared utils. N/S pets? $800. (250)656-4584, 250-886-9411.

FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large bach, $665/mo. Avail Nov. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

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

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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



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


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


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

MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

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

CONTRACTORS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.

WE’RE ON THE WEB CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

ELECTRICAL AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. ELECTRICAL Contractor for Hire. Installations, repairs. $40/hr. Bonded, Licensed, Insured. (250)590-0952. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.

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

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

AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 COMPLETE PROPERTY maintenance programs. Monthly, weekly visits. Yard Cleanup pros. (250)885-8513. DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141.


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EXPERIENCED GARDENERS. Pruning, weeding, hauling, planting, compost. We do it all! Hard working, reliable. 250-507-9248, 250-370-1859.

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

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

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.

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

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

J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680.

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

✭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.

LANDSCAPE & TREE Care. Hedges- pruning & shaping. Lawns, clean-ups. Andrew, 17 yrs exp. WCB. (250)893-3465. PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

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.

WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

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.

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


.... THE GARDENING GAL .... Quality Affordable Gardening. Renovations Maintenance & Cleanups.... 250.217.7708.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

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

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK 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

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


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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.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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


250-652-2255 250-882-2254

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



SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.

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

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



TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046 TILES, GRANITE & glass blocks. (250)384-1132 or (250)213-9962.

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.


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



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


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IRRIGATION Winterization Special! $59.95 Oak Bay Irrigation & Landscape Lighting. (778)440-1883.

MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.

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



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

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

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

HANDYPERSONS STEVE’S GARDENING. Fall Clean-ups. Mowing, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Reliable. Good rates. Call 250-383-8167.


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

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Select your home. Select your mortgage.

This Weekend’s


Published Every Thursday

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

2731 Mt Stephen

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

pg. 9

pg. 18

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 5

pg. 18

Saturday & Sunday 11-12:30 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838 pg. 18

pg. 20

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

pg. 8

404-539 Niagara, $285,900 pg. 14

201-1040 Southgate, $319,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Kellie Elder 250 384-7663

pg. 8

pg. 14

407-380 Waterfront pg. 15

310 Robertson St, $649,000 pg. 18

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 12

408-1630 Quadra St, $219,900 Saturday 3-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 5

2733 Mt Stephen

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

pg. 10

142 South Turner

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

pg. 10

1128 Kings, $574,700

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

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

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pg. 5

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pg. 6

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

pg. 20

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens 250-893-1016

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed 250-858-3585

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Chris Gill, 250-382-6636

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Colin Holliday-Scott 250-384-7663

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Cynthia Weberg 250-686-4580

1106-707 Courtney St, $599,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Andrew Hobbs, 250-382-6636

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tim McNaughton, 250 896-0600

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pg. 22

pg. 43

6 Governors Point, $628,000 pg. 22

103-101 Nursery Hill, $340,000 pg. 33

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

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

Sunday 3-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933 pg. 22

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927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900 pg. 14

233 Anya Lane, $1,349,900 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

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pg. 44

2434 Cadboro Bay Rd, $669,000

pg. 46

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000

pg. 33

pg. 21

3520 Upper Terr, $969,900

pg. 22

pg. 22

156 Levista, $619,900 pg. 16

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

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Holly Harper 250 888-8448

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

pg. 44

5024 Cordova Bay, $999,900 pg. 2

pg. 46

109-3206 Alder St, $269,900 pg. 25

5-881 Nicholson, $585,000

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301 pg. 24

pg. 25

pg. 47

4015 Haro Rd, $849,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

pg. 25

23-901 Kentwood, $468,000 pg. 23

1627 Hybury, $659,900 pg. 47

pg. 6

1682 Stanhope

1877A Feltham Rd, $599,900

Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

pg. 24

3270 Winston, $545,000

pg. 23

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd Patrick Achtzner 250-391-1893 Sunday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

pg. 23

3-4771 Cordova Bay, $849,900

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

4190 Kashtan Plc., $539,900

17-1498 Admirals Rd, $125,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

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

Sunday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

4674 Lochside, $1,088,000

76-14 Erskine Lane, $434,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 8

4961 Thunderbird Pl, $762,900

297 Gull Rd., $539,900

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

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Pat Fehr 250 385-2033

pg. 25

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

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

5348 Sayward Hill, $999,900 pg. 47

pg. 10

1955 Grandview, $640,000

4021 Blackberry, $524,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

pg. 25

4180 Keewatin Plc., $469,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis 250-479-3333

462 Sturdee St, $629,000

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

pg. 24

4446 Tyndall, $629,900

645 Lampson St., $519,900

Saturday 2:00-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

pg. 23

20-934 Boulderwood

502 Gore, $399,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Troy Petersen 250-479-3333

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Wendy Moreton 250 385-2033

Saturday 1-3:30 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

1064 Colville, $479,900

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

pg. 25

4536 Rithwood, $765,000

1405 Esquimalt Rd, $199,500

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

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston 250-478-9600

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

308 Palmer, $824,900

2277 Central, $599,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Mike Ryan, 250-477-1100

pg. 14

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus 250-391-1893 pg. 13

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

2080 Pauls Terr, $779,000

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

17 Jedburgh, $487,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301

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

pg. 23

357 Kinver St, $589,900

16-1498 Admirals Rd, $88,000

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422

304-1593 Begbie St., $299,900

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

pg. 23

4386 Elnido Cres., $594,900

934 Craigflower, $449,000

pg. 6

152 Levista, $619,900

1356 McNair

Sunday 2:30-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 9

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

306-120 Douglas St, $439,000

pg. 6

pg. 46

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

1940 Woodley, $949,000

876 Craigflower, $529,900

10 Helmcken Rd

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808 pg. 20

pg. 23

942 Reeve Pl, $399,900

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

203 Kimta Rd. #635, $529,000

208-11 Cooperage, $498,000

pg. 21

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

pg. 12

1971 Neil St, $549,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd. Tony Zarsadias, 250-382-6636

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

940 Empress Ave., $435,000

pg. 12

Sunday 2:00-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

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

1033 Wychbury, $449,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

924B Richmond, $475,000 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

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

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

304-1518 Pandora, $269,900

pg. 42

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

2184 Windsor Rd., $649,000

1637 Pembroke St, $519,500

pg. 9

pg. 14

pg. 21

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

770 Linkleas, $619,900

Saturday 1-2 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 7

74-950 Parklands, $375,000

303-1400 Newport, $259,000

307-797 Tyee Rd., $308,900

pg. 18

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

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 21

2487 Eastdowne, $749,500

pg. 26

pg. 17

105-1505 Church, $249,000

1035 Sutlej

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

519 William St

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000

101-1151 Rockland, $245,900 pg. 46

pg. 1

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

pg. 20

2657 Cedar Hill Rd, $540,000

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

205-1593 Begbie, $249,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

126-75 Songhees, $979,000

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600

pg. 18

301-920 Park, $399,500 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

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

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

1-1144 View, $419,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

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

2213 Windsor Rd, $869,000

309-330 Waterfront, $559,000

3238 Harriet

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

1069 Joan Cres, $1,295,000

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

pg. 14

208-1201 Hillside

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

541 Burnside, $399,900

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

pg. 6

2-444 Michigan, $459,000

1619 Oakland, $448,800

Saturday 2-4 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

103-1801 Fern St, $285,000

301-2757 Quadra, $169,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 1-800-480-6788

pg. 12

Saturday 12-1:30 Burr Properties Ltd. Chris Gill, 250-382-6636 pg. 17

pg. 10

302-105 Gorge Rd E, $299,000

510-1630 Quadra St, $219,900

2532 Asquith St.

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar 250 384-8124

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

114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark Meichsner, 250-661-3079

pg. 17

604-75 Songhees, $725,000

1465 Bay St., $414,900

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

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

1023 Deal St, $819,000

3152 Carroll, $539,800

402-1000 Mcclure, $244,900

101-68 Songhees Rd, $390,000

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

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

519 Cornwall

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the October 20-26 edition of

302 & 303-932 Johnson St

1652 Cyril Close, $729,000


Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Lilian Andersen, 250-213-3710

pg. 6

219-1009 McKenzie, $199,500 pg. 45

Sunday 2-3:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 18

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This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit Find more details on the Open Houses below in the October 20 - 26 edition of

33-5110 Cordova Bay

4060 Granville, $1,325,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Nicole Goeujon, 250-686-0078

Sunday 1-3:30 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

4520 Rithetwood, $799,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 27

pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Walters 250 477-5353

pg. 27

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

4123 Ambassy, $519,000

pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

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

pg. 9

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

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

504-642 Agnes, $345,000 6566 Rey Rd, $579,900 pg. 48

354 Gorge Rd W, $629,000 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Steve Blumberg, 250-360-6069

pg. 27

4921 Prospect, $1,024,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 44

140 Kamloops, $514,900

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

pg. 43

3131 Esson Rd., $449,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

pg. 45

88 Sims

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124

pg. 27

519 Judah, $419,900 Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 27

309-494 Marsett Pl, $319,900 Saturday 11-12:30 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

pg. 29

pg. 27

pg. 6

pg. 27

Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

pg. 28

pg. 44

pg. 28

pg. 28

pg. 30

pg. 27

4965 Prospect Lake Rd, $599,000

pg. 30

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate 250 383-7100

1622 Millstream, $799,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

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

pg. 31

pg. 29

pg. 28

pg. 31

pg. 28

pg. 28

pg. 28

pg. 48

pg. 18

pg. 1

pg. 44

pg. 31

pg. 12

pg. 33

Saturday 12:30-2:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

pg. 18

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Todd Mahovlich 250 893-6618

pg. 5

pg. 35

Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-744-3301

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

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

pg. 28

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

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

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250 478-0808

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Paul Askew 250 744-3301

pg. 36

pg. 47

pg. 30

pg. 46

pg. 31

pg. 13

pg. 31

pg. 36

105-945 Bear Mountain, $499,900 pg. 12

2190 Longspur Dr, $617,700 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sarah Appelman, 250-580-0626

pg. 31

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

pg. 10

16-2210 Sooke Rd, $359,900 pg. 35

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

pg. 44

405-2823 Jacklin Rd, $304,900 pg. 35

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

Saturday 2-3:30 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Pearce, 250-382-6636

pg. 36

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Chuck Meagher 250 477-1100

2434 Sunriver Way, $379,900 pg. 11

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

pg. 36

2488 Valleyview, $439,900

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

Sunday 12-2 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

pg. 44

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre pg. 34

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Lilian Andersen, 250-213-3710

pg. 46

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

Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

pg. 37

pg. 34

3445 Karger, $550,000

1019 Skylar Circle pg. 35

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

1013 Isabell Ave, $419,900 pg. 33

3067 Alouette

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

pg. 35

2116 Sooke Rd, $484,900

3365 St. Troy Plc., $464,900 Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

892 Wild Ridge, $424,900

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900

723 Windover Trc., $869,000 Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 33

1201 Millstream

453 Atkins Rd., $579,000 pg. 35

662 Goldstream, $249,900 Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl, 250-391-8484

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-5333

pg. 34

608 Fairway Ave

736 Tiswilde, $448,500 pg. 28

202-3226 Jacklin Rd, $333,900

2935 Carol Ann Pl, $489,000 pg. 35

549 Delora, $619,900 pg. 29

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

pg. 46

pg. 35

3463 Yorkshire Pl, $575,000 pg. 44

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Julia Abraham, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2:00-4:00 Re/Max Camosun Frank Rudge, 250-744-3301

103-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900 pg. 36

1217 Parkdale Creek Gdns pg. 30

pg. 34

224 Seafield, $479,000 pg. 36

207-2695 Deville, $339,000

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

3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900

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

563 Brant Pl., $640,000

201-9942 Third St, $535,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-478-9600

3067 Alouette

10045 Siddall, $537,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott 250 744-3301

pg. 36

3434 Mary Anne, $679,900

11-7401 Central Saanich, $169,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Darryl Roth, 250-478-9600

pg. 34

2535 Legacy Ridge, $489,000

3035 Arado Court, $610,000

3714 Ridge Pond Dr, $639,000

31-2560 Wilcox

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

pg. 14

408-3226 Jacklin $284,900

969 Glen Willow, $509,000

8004 Galbraith Cres, $524,900 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Gray Rothnie, 250-744-7034

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

122-2733 Peatt Rd, $374,900

3910 Metchosin, $1,084,000

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

101-2326 Harbour, $377,000

pg. 28

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-4828

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

2324 Hoylake Cres, $434,000

7231 Peden Ln

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

1821 Doney, $649,000 Sunday 12-2 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

Thursday 4-6 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

202-2311 Mills, $299,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Carole Bawlf 250-656-0131

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

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

215-10110 Fifth St., $204,500

4175 Prospect Lake, $619,900

pg. 30

pg. 6

Saturday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

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

112-2920 Phipps Rd, $374,500

2150 Lannon, $539,900

2008 Frost Ave., $599,000 pg. 27

pg. 28

7180 Hagan

2577 Heron Way, $185,000

Saturday 12:00-1:30 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

Saturday 2:00-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Ed Sing 250-744-3301

pg. 46

SL8-3095 Cliffs Rd, $349,000

1616 Millstream, $799,900

26A-2070 Amelia, $289,900

9591 Epco, $479,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

pg. 6

8550 Ebor, $629,000

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

pg. 30

pg. 27

2116 Skylark, $509,000

6766 Greig, $619,900

746 Gorge Rd W, $565,000

Saturday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535

pg. 30

7628 Sigmar, $459,000

pg. 26

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

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 589-4014

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

2740 Sooke, $369,900

3067 Alouette

7718 Grieve Cres

6-2146 Malaview, $334,000

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

2931 Earl Grey St, $499,900

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

32 Lurline, $329,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

pg. 28

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $295,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

536 Crossandra, $349,900 Saturday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

Thursday 4-6 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

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

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

994 Dunford

4-2235 Harbour Rd., $499,900

7227 Peden Ln

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

225-3225 Eldon Pl

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

pg. 30

2-1893 Prosser Rd., $384,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-656-0608

Saturday& Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van der Vlugt 250-477-7291

1286 Knute Way, $495,000

9485 Eastbrook, $455,000

80-7701 Central Saanich, $149,900

890 Snowdrop, $439,934 Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

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

pg. 28

1616 Mayne View, $749,900 pg. 30

231-2245 James White, $243,900

Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

3355 Painter, $524,900

8704 Pender Park Dr, $574,900

304-3180 Albina, $222,000 pg. 24

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

2433 Whidby Lane, $585,000

4168 Clinton Pl., $649,000

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Tony Zarsadias, 250-382-6636

23-2560 Wilcox Terr, $349,000

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

2310 Weiler Ave., $499,000

4491 Abraham Court

4731 Carloss Pl, $699,900

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Mary Beaumont 250 889-2233

6778 Central Saanich, $515,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

pg. 34

3686 Wild Country, $624,000 pg. 34

Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

2493 Boompond, $584,900 pg. 36

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

pg. 9

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A large financial gift to the University of Victoria’s business school marked a list of milestones. Not only was Sardul S. Gill’s $5-million donation the largest-ever gift to a UVic graduate program and the largest-ever gift from an alumnus to the university, it might also be the biggest gift to any Canadian university from a person of South Asian descent, according to UVic. “Mr. Gill’s generous donation will do a great deal to strengthen graduate-level business education and allow us to reward outstanding academic achievement and foster excellence in teaching,� said UVic President David Turpin. The money will be used to set up a permanent endowment fund that will fuel scholarships and financial awards, as well as international projects, teaching and research. In return, the graduate business program at UVic will be renamed the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School – another first. No similar Canadian institution has been named after a Sikh Indian philanthropist. Gill, who declined interviews, said in a statement: “I made this gift to honour my parents. My

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– Sardul Gill father immigrated to Canada from the Punjab in 1906. He laboured all his life and encouraged me to pursue my education at a time when there were significant barriers to people of Indian descent in this country.� As he paid his own way through higher education, Gill worked in some of the same Island sawmills as his father before him. After graduating from Victoria High school, Gill attended Victoria College – UVic’s former incarnation – then received his commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. “I owe the fact that I got this far to my parents,� said Gill, who now lives in the Cedar Hill area of Saanich. “My parents were staunch believers in education, and now I want to honour them and the value they placed on higher education by giving something back to the institution that gave me a start in life. “My greatest hope is that this gift inspires others to give back to their own communities – perhaps just as my father and mother inspired me.�

Bus transfer changes rake in revenue Erin McCracken News staff

Attempts to bolster its coffers are working after B.C. Transit made changes to its bus transfer system in the Capital Region. Bus transfers that were being used repeatedly and sold on the street turned out to be a more expensive problem than B.C. Transit originally thought. It estimated it was bilked out of about $200,000 last year due to transfer fraud. But B.C. Transit is reporting almost $500,000 in new revenue after it changed the transfer system on June 27. It brought in new date-stamped paper transfers and scaled the transfer window from 90 to 60 minutes. Transfer use was also restricted to one-way trips. “And remember, we’re only part way through the year,� said B.C. Transit president and CEO, Manuel Achadinha. “We were really able to address a lot of the fare evasion (and) conflicts (between riders and) drivers have gone down.�

Camosun gets $700,000 boost Two hundred Camosun College students will benefit from $700,000 in Employment Skills Access funding announced by the province. Employment Skills Access helps underemployed and unemployed people access postsecondary training to improve job-specific skills. For more information on Employment Skills Access programs and eligibility, call 250-3704790 or email • A27

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A cut above Future swing fits with former councillor’s favourite pastime Victoria and Vancouver will share an $8-billion shipbuilding contra...

Oct 21, 2011 OakBayNews  

A cut above Future swing fits with former councillor’s favourite pastime Victoria and Vancouver will share an $8-billion shipbuilding contra...