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Summer school cool University of Victoria engineering students, Sawyer Pahl, left, Tyson Humpherville, Shane McGuire, Quinton Calverley and James Poileau celebrate after the final exam of their summer session by floating in the Howard Petch Fountain in front of the McPherson Library. The break from classes won’t last long, however, as students are back in school Sept. 7 for the fall term. Don Denton/News staff

Condos rejected over privacy concerns Kyle Slavin News staff

Joyce Tjhin’s impassioned plea against a four-storey condo dwarfing her house next door helped sway Saanich councillors to reject the proposal Monday night. “There’s no privacy because they (will be able to) see into my bedroom,” Tjhin said of the 21-unit building proposed for the corner of Albina Street and Maddock Avenue, metres from her Tillicum Avenue home. “It’s very close. I don’t like it.” Councillors agreed with the half-dozen neighbours who came out in opposition, saying that although increased density must happen in that neighbourhood, the time and place are not right for this project. “Some of our older (single-family) neighbourhoods are well-maintained,” said Coun. Judy Brownoff. “It could be years before this whole street could go into densification. … It does impact existing residents, who may be in those homes for another 20, 30 years.” Brownoff told the representative architect that the large windows and balconies overlooking properties like Tjhin’s are too intrusive. “Surely there must be a way to densify and be harmonious with existing neighbourhoods. There must be configu-

Artist’s rendition of the plans. rations … for neighbouring properties to be respected so that this is not just being jammed in,” added Coun. Susan Brice. The general council sentiment was that the proposal was premature for the area, and the development should be bigger and include more of the neighbouring properties – once residents move out of the remaining houses. “It’s our (council’s) failure, over time, to have not come up with a comprehensive visioning of major centres. It’s not good enough to say ‘this is a major centre, we’re going to put in density,’” said Coun. Vic Derman. Coun. Lief Wergeland agreed, saying redevelopment parameters need to be created so neighbours aren’t blindsided by the prospect of foreboding buildings in their backyards.

“Council did, I think, look at the idea that this is going to be quite different for that particular corner of the neighbourhood, and not in keeping with what’s there already,” said Rob Wickson, president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association. “That project, maybe 10 years from now, may be perfect for that site, but we first need to have Tillicum and Burnside built out a lot more than they are now.” Council is currently looking at creating nodes – urban centres near full amenities that will be densified with residences so Saanichites can live, work and play within a compact area. The area around Tillicum Centre is one of those nodes. The project itself was one that councillors admittedly had a hard time rejecting, as it had several qualities in a development they typically look for. Full off-street parking, a green roof, a bus pass program for residents and the construction of a sidewalk in front of the building were among some of those features. “A lot of this development is excellent, but it needs more work with the neighbours,” said Coun. Paul Gerrard. Council voted 7-1 to reject the rezoning application. Gerrard voted, instead, to postpone the application. Mayor Frank Leonard was absent.


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‘Royal’ restored to military names Changes pay tribute to past and present Forces members

It was a painful blow to sailors and naval officers when that was taken away. “We went through the turmoil of integration and unification, the stripping away uniforms, the stripping away names,” George recalled. Erin McCracken Reaction to the changes in 1968 News staff was swift, and George watched as Retired vice-admiral Robert George several senior colleagues – some was still a young officer in 1968 when who were Second World War veterthe Royal Canadian Navy saw the ans – left their careers behind. “They just couldn’t “royal” stripped from its stomach what was going name. on,” George said, addFast-forward 43 years to ing that he suspects CFB Esquimalt on Tuesday the changes – which where George sat, surprised included the adoption and pleased to learn Canada’s of the same uniform for navy – which he commanded all three elements – were before his retirement in 1995 done for political rea– and air force will have the sons, but under the guise “royal” reinstated to their that the changes would names. The army, which has save money. several “royal” units but has Since then, genRobert George never been called the erations of sailors Royal Canadian Army, “I never dreamt have spent their will return to its historic careers never knowname, the Canadian that in my wildest ing what it meant Army. “I never dreamt that dreams we would come to serve under the in my wildest dreams back in the last year the royal banner. “It’s nice going we would come back in the last year the way way we have, both with back to our traditions, but it doesn’t we have, both with the the insignia on navy matter to me either insignia on navy uniforms and to see the uniforms and to see the way,” said Ordinary Seaman Dan Han‘royal’ instituted into ‘royal’ instituted into nah, who has been the navy,” said George, the navy.” in the navy for nine an Oak Bay resident. months, three of The return to the historic names was done to connect them spent at CFB Esquimalt. “It’s currently serving personnel with the same job for me.” This time the name change doesn’t past military contributions in the First and Second World Wars, the coincide with organizational restrucKorean War and early peacekeeping turing, as it did on Feb. 1, 1968 when the federal government of the day missions. “The proud legacy of the Royal replaced the names of the sea, land Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian and air branches with Maritime ComAir Force and Canadian Army will mand, Land Force Command and Air once again serve as a timeless link Command, and unified them as the between our veterans and serving Canadian Armed Forces, and later as soldiers, sailors and airmen and the Canadian Forces. As for the cost of the name changes, women,” Julian Fantino, associate minister of National Defence, said a price can’t be put on the value of during Tuesday’s press conference the symbolic gesture, said Fantino, adding that whether the changes at the base. His announcement coincided with will result in updated flag, uniform or the 100th anniversary of a letter insignia designs is not known. “I think for the most part it’s negliwritten by England’s King George V approving the request for the royal gible,” Fantino said of the cost. designation for Canada’s navy.


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Wayne Hunter hopes to return to his education roots. The current Saanich councillor, who is also a former Central Saanich councillor and mayor, announced this week he’ll step down from municipal politics to run for the Saanich School Board. “After 15 years in municipal politics, and six really good years in Saanich ‌ I think I can help the Saanich district in their move to becoming a more creative and well-run school district,â€? Hunter said. The 67-year-old worked in the school district for nearly 28 years, as a teacher and principal. He now has a five-year-old daughter going through District 63’s public education system and he hopes to be able to bring his experiences in schools and politics to help improve the board there. “I believe I have some good ideas to bring forward with regards to moving forward in the Saanich area,â€? Wayne Hunter he said. “We’re moving into a much different model of education. ‌ We have to focus a lot more on where we’re going to go in education, and how we’re going to make those adjustments in our schools to make sure our kids stay at the forefront of our country.â€? Hunter’s announcement was made simultaneously alongside former two-term councillor Nichola Wade, who says she’ll run once again – after taking six years off from politics – for Saanich council. “I knew that Saanich was in good hands. With Wayne moving on, however, I know that I have much to contribute,â€? she said in a press release. All other councillors, as well as the mayor, have confirmed they will seek re-election in November, save for Coun. Leif Wergeland, who says he’ll make a decision on his political future by the end of August. Municipal elections happen Nov. 19. Voters will also cast their ballot for school board trustees at the same time.

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PEARKES Stroller Skate Pearkes’ new program “Stroller Skate” gets parents out participating with their children. During Stroller Skate parents will meet other parents, enjoy physical activity, have a great work-out all while staying out of any inclement weather. Children will also really enjoy the experience of zooming around the ice in their stroller too! As parents and students prepare for school, it’s important to also begin creating regular household routines and fall resolutions are also being made. With the change in season comes a desire to start fresh and new; and for many people September marks the transition from the parks and pools to the skating arena. Parents themselves may want to get on the ice, but may face barriers to participating. We can help!

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purchase a minimum of $3,000,000. You may wish to increase this before you leave. Proof of Insurance - Keeping your documents with you. Having adequate car insurance can’t help unless you keep your documents with you. When crossing the border, you may be asked to produce your car registration to show proof of ownership. It’s also helpful to have on hand, your documents and a 24-hour e m e r g e n c y claim telephone number from your insurance company should you be involved in an accident.

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Blend four business degrees, the desire to boost cancer prevention, a pink 2001 Dodge Caravan and the nostalgia of a classic 1980s film. The result: Top Guns Charity, created by four recent University of Victoria business school grads to help university students across the country fundraise for local breast cancer prevention and treatment agencies. And one more thing, the mix also includes pink flight uniforms and aviator sunglasses. In 2007, Kenneth Heinbecker founded Top Guns at the University of Calgary with the sale of aviator sunglasses to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2010, Top Guns branches were formed at the University of British Columbia and UVic, which raised $3,500 for the society that year. This summer, Bear Johal, Cam MacQueen, Taylor Love and Drew Zimmerman put their degrees to work and registered the charity with the hopes of setting up more groups across the country. “It’s really evolved and this is the next step,” Johal said. “We all just graduated – that’s a high in itself,” added Taylor Love. “To be able to use our talents, our skills in the real world, is extremely exciting, then we can do that and give back to society – I don’t think there’s a better win-win than that.” The guys are now preparing to take off on an 80-day Think Pink tour across every major Canadian university campus from Victoria to St. John’s, Nfld. with the hope of expand-

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ing Top Guns into at least four more cities. The sale of sunglasses cover operational costs of the trip, allowing them to follow through with their business model of applying 100 per cent of all donations raised at campus events to local breast cancer treatment and prevention. They hope to raise $135,000 for Top Guns Victoria for the purchase of a film digitizer and a tissue processor for the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. After their goals have been reached, they’ll hand the reins of the group over to new student leaders and focus solely on administrating the national body – one that’s steeped in good times. “We are a fun, university-run charity and that’s who we’re attracting,” Love said. “That’s why we appeal so much to the target market.” “That’s how the Top Guns events were born,” Johal said. “Why not organize an event, have all of your friends together and do it for charity as well?” Top Guns are seeking help on every level, from student volunteers to corporate sponsorship. To keep up with their progress, including blog updates and webisodes, go to “We’re not just saving breasts, we’re saving lives,” Johal added from behind a pair of aviator sunglasses.

SMUS scholar earns place alongside nuclear scientists High school student designs robot scissor-lift for Chalk River nuclear lab Natalie North News staff

When Keiler Totz talks about his six weeks spent at science academy at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories in Ontario, it’s hard to tell he’s just 16. The St. Michaels University student was one of 20 students from across the country admitted to the Deep River Science Academy, a notfor-profit private summer school that connects high-achieving science students with scientists and engineers in a laboratory setting. “The most rewarding part was seeing everything working together and your ideas come to fruition,” said Totz, a Grade 10 student, who designed a scissor-lift for a remotecontrol vehicle during his study. He spent July 25 to Aug. 6 working with a lab supervisor, an engineering student tutor and another high school student while developing the vehicle, intended to measure ambient radiation levels and record inter-

nal visual conditions inside buildings slated to be decommissioned. Totz admits to how cool it is to go to work in a nuclear research facility, “especially when you see the armoured SUVs rolling around,” he said. The Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories are the site of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s major research and development. The laboratory has been a research site for the science academy program since its inception 25 years ago, when Totz’s mother, Suzanne, was a first-year university student and tutor for the Deep River program. Not only does the academy offer an opportunity for budding scientists that doesn’t exist on the Island, Suzanne said, it’s also a place where women studying science are wellrepresented. “To get experience like that is incredible,” she said. “It really affirmed that he wants to go into physics and engineering.” Danielle Martin, program director for the science academy, said Totz’s work “made a significant contribution” to the lab. Totz was the only student from Greater Victoria admitted to Deep River Science Academy in 2011. •• A7 A7

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An outspoken anesthetist says a lack of staffing could have contributed to the death of a newborn at Victoria General Hospital on Aug. 9. Sue Ferreira went public with her concern over the shortage of anesthetists after she handed in her resignation to Victoria General Hospital in June. Now in her last week on the job, she says the death could have been avoided if there was a dedicated anesthetist in the maternity. ward She’s calling on the B.C. Coroners Service to independently confirm this. Vancouver Island Health Authority is bound by patient confidentiality not to publicly release details of the case, but in an email to media, Ferreira said a labouring mother required an emergency caesarean section at a time when the hospital’s lone anesthetist was occupied with other surgeries. A second anesthetist was called in, but the unborn child was in severe medical distress and died before delivery. “What we know is that there was a delay in care. What we need to find out is whether that delay was the reason this baby did not survive,” Ferreira wrote. Island regional coroner Matt Brown said he can’t investigate the case because the child is considered a stillborn. “If it never took a breath, it’s not a live birth,” Brown said. “If there’s no birth, there’s no death for us to investigate.” VIHA has initiated its own review, which chief medical officer Dr. Richard Crow said is standard procedure for any unexpected death in the hospital. “Doing the review does not mean there’s anything untoward. The purpose is to see if there are quality improvements that can be made,” Crow said. He stressed that while other hospitals in the province have a shortage of anesthetists, this is not the case

in Victoria where there are 40 anesthetists, including 21 who provide on-call service for maternity care at Victoria General. The one current job opening for a general anesthetists has nine applicants, he said. VIHA has one anesthetist in the hospital at all times and has tried to recruit specialized obstetric anesthetists to work around the clock in the maternity ward. In 2009 VIHA offered $1.88 million for the 5.4 anesthetists needed to provide that service, an equivalent of $348,000 per anesthetist. Crow said the offer is the maximum available funding for that specialty, a rate set by the province and the B.C. medical association. James Helliwell, president of the B.C. Anesthesiologists Society, said the positions weren’t filled because no qualified anesthetist would work for that rate. “In B.C. workloads are higher than the rest of the country. ... Skilled anesthetists are choosing jobs elsewhere,” he said, calling on the province to launch an independent review into how to improve working conditions to recruit the needed anesthetists to the province. To work around not having an anesthetist dedicated to maternity care, VIHA undertook a risk analysis study in 2009 that highlighted the “severe or catastrophic risks” associated with needing to call in a doctor for an emergency C-section. The report recommended ways to improve communication between hospital staff and assess when a C-section is likely, so the second anesthetist can be on their way sooner. Crow said an anesthetist usually responds to a call within 10 to 20 minutes. And though he couldn’t speak to the case in particular, he said he wasn’t aware of any undue delays. “It would be highly speculative and inappropriate to try to say what contributed to the death before the review is complete,” he said. “It’s almost always multi-factoral.” All hospital births in Greater Victoria and all high-risk births for Vancouver Island are handled at Victoria General. About 3,500 babies are born there each year.

Falaise Drive fire forces balcony rescue operation A fire that caused significant damage to the second floor of a home early Sunday morning has been ruled accidental. The Saanich Fire Department was called to the 4600-block of Falaise Dr. around 6:40 a.m. When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were coming from a bedroom on the top floor of the house. Two residents inside the home were rescued from a balcony and taken to hospital with minor injuries. They have since been released. Damage to the home is estimated at $200,000. The cause of the fire is still unknown, however Capt. Jerry Tomljenovic says it’s not suspicious and it is believed to have started in the second floor bedroom, though the investigation is ongoing. Tomljenovic says this fire is a prime example of why residents need to have two escape routes in the event one direction is blocked. “Having two exit routes is absolutely essential. You should also have a safe meeting place outside,” he said, adding that smoke detectors need to be checked to ensure they’re in working order. •• A9 A9

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Paddle Power Gorging Dragons keep dragon boat festival’s platinum title in Victoria Crossing the Inner Harbour finish line in two minutes and four seconds, Victoria’s Gorging Dragons won the Platinum Championship Final at the Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday. The local mixed squad beat out its nearest competitor, a team from Portland, by 3.64 seconds. While Portland’s mixed Firedragons team missed first place, its women’s team took the platinum-championship gold in 2:31.35. “It was actually a really fabulous three-day event this year,” said Victoria Dragon Boat Festival society chair Mark Grey-Dreaper. While final fundraising tallies aren’t in, pledges from paddlers alone reached $57,000, out-

stripping last year’s total amount raised for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The figure doesn’t include proceeds from lantern sales. Another Victoria team shone for their fundraising abilities. Paddlers of the Fifth Moon, whose members include B.C. Cancer Agency researcher Katy Milne, raised $22,000. In total, 76 teams raced the 500metre stretch across the harbour, of which two-thirds were from out of town. The North Breast Passage team from Prince George won the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Challenge with a time of 2:46.42.

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Navy returns to royal roots As the home of Canada’s Pacific Fleet, we’re happy that we can officially call the Royal Canadian Navy just that. On Tuesday, the federal government announced it had given up on a decades-old decision and would restore the traditional names of the three distinct elements within the Canadian Forces. The public never did get entirely comfortable with what seemed like artificial terms for our army, navy and air Canada’s military force. The Maritime has undeniable Command, Land royal connection Force Command and Air Command always seemed too officious and in need of explanation. And while we can’t simply throw the last 43 years of our military’s history out the window, those who serve in our armed forces are also keenly aware of the traditions that have been in place long before unification in 1968. There were many unofficial theories given for the original decision to strip the term “royal” from the navy and air force and to move to a single uniform for all military branches. Whether the thinking was to save money or to step away from the shadow of our British heritage, the move never really worked and many dedicated individuals fought the long fight to have the “royal” restored. In 2011, we’ve long gotten over any insecurity about being seen as a colony of the old Empire. The reality is our country’s roots as a constitutional monarchy go back almost 500 years, to when the King of France first claimed possession of what is now Canada. The concept of the Crown is so interwoven in the fabric of this country that only a full-scale revolution could hope to undo the monarchy’s place in our laws and culture. We are a royal nation and it’s good to know that once again, our region is home to the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich 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

Time to rethink role of the CRD While they serve a purpose, they What’s the point of having are relatively unanswerable to any directors in each of the other legislative body, municipalities and or the public, for that unincorporated areas matter. Regional districts if they have no actual have fashioned their own decision-making powers? voting structures, again The Capital Regional without broader public District has 22 directors, input. They rule the roost, with most appointed by so to speak, and their their respective municipal powers are in many ways councils and electoral limitless. Does a director area representatives from Saanich have the directly elected by right to vote on issues in resident voters. the Juan de Fuca? Does a While the system is Pirjo Raits director from Sooke care based on population, Hard Pressed what happens in North any vote can be heavily Saanich? Should they? weighted. Case in point: Can the members dictate what Victoria has three directors and happens in municipalities or Saanich five. Each of the other electoral areas other than their cities, districts, towns and electoral own? Apparently they can. Is this areas only have one. fair? Probably not. When regional districts were The CRD adopted a Regional formed by the province back in the Growth Strategy, where a vision mid-1960s, it was to share the costs was created dictating what areas of services such as fire protection should be densely populated and and hospitals, and to provide which should remain rural. Local borrowing power. The provincial government had stepped away from politicians didn’t want to see urban sprawl, and rightly so in many the governance of unincorporated cases, but what defines “urban areas. sprawl”? Changes since then have Is it huge arable acreages given regional districts much covered over with big-box stores? broader powers. They have, in Is it recreational cabins hidden in essence, become a fourth level the forest? Is it a subdivision of of government, created with little affordable single-family homes? The public input. Taxpayers had no say in the creation of regional districts – concept of “urban sprawl” is open it was foisted on them whether they to interpretation and it is being used as a club by special interest liked it or not.

groups to get what they want, even though they are not appointed or elected by anyone except themselves. The growth strategy is narrow in focus and out of touch with what is actually happening in rural areas. Those who developed it could not have, at the time, predicted the need for economic development and jobs. They did not anticipate the shrinking job base in the resource sector or see that the only foreseeable option was tourism. The world economy has sent once-prosperous companies to the brink of bankruptcy and people are finding vacation opportunities closer to home. If tourism is to be the economic saviour in the reaches beyond Greater Victoria, then those communities have to cater to all tourists, not just the ones with backpacks and a hunger to trek, or the ones who go no further than downtown Victoria. Each community knows its community best and the elected directors were voted in to speak for the people they represent. The CRD board should not have the right to hamstring a director by taking away his or her power to govern, and they should not make a director a eunuch by giving him no options for economic development. Pirjo Raits is editor of the Sooke News Mirror.

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LETTERS Take a little off the top of pesky bird population Does anyone else think there are too many seagulls and crows in our city? It seems the only birds we see are these noisy and aggressive birds which attack us and drive out the more timid birds. Not only do they have no natural enemies but there is, I believe, a law which states that we are not allowed to disturb their nests or eggs, at least in regards to seagulls. Surely these aggressive and noisy birds which have fouled all our sidewalks and roofs with their excrement are not in any danger of extinction! Is there any way to reduce the numbers of these birds, which are breeding in an unnatural way and nesting on the roofs of so many buildings in the city? John Cobban Victoria

Fletcher column reveals party’s flip-flop Re: Green Party gets lost in static (B.C. Views, Aug. 3) Never before have I agreed with any of Tom Fletcher’s Liberal party cheerleading. However, this article did contain a priceless nugget of information. I did not know that the B.C. Green Party’s 2009 platform had called for installation of smart meters by 2012, followed by imposition of time-of-use electricity pricing to reduce electricity consumption. Its recent demand to halt B.C. Hydro’s smart meter program is thus an abrupt about-face. This policy flip-flop follows an equally breathtaking volte-face on the HST

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referendum. In both its 2005 and 2009 policy platforms, the B.C. Green Party called for a harmonized sales tax. A provincial news release in 2009 called it “common sense,” while Elizabeth May said they supported the HST “in principle” while concerned with its method of imposition. So much for social justice of imposing a massive tax shift from corporations onto taxpayers. At the provincial Green Party’s April convention – because of internal strife – members agreed that they could vote either “Yes” or “No” in the HST referendum. This bold stance of being for and against the HST is a pattern of behaviour by a party nowhere close to being ready to govern – or apparently even engage in serious, coherent policy discussion. Green leaders who sit on the fence of current issues will find such action almost as painful the we citizens who have to observe such erratic conduct. Ron Faris Victoria

Green Party’s about-face a result of hearing the voters Re: Green Party gets lost in static (B.C. Views, Aug. 3) Tom Fletcher is missing the point in his attack against the Green Party. He doesn’t seem to understand that people are worried they are not getting the facts. Elizabeth May and Jane Sterk are acting responsibly. They are responding in accordance with public feedback. This is what politicians must learn to do. It just appears that the Green Party is more responsive. B.C. Hydro has given us one set of facts, and not the whole truth. When they say radiation exposure is equal to 30 minutes on a cellphone it is very misleading. Smart meter radiation is whole body exposure, not just into the brain. They may need to update their meters, but it is not necessary to do it wirelessly. The ITRON meters can be wired, as stated in the patent by the makers. Tom Fletcher also needs to understand that people are worried because some of them are showing EMF sensitivities now, such as tingling in the hands and arms, constant ringing in the ears and hearing humming or high-pitched sounds constantly. Many are experiencing difficulty sleeping and higher levels of anxiety. Fletcher himself is not immune to these effects, as much as he wants to ridicule them with the words “tiny tinfoil-hat” movement. This is a serious question: will our technology do us more harm than good? Patricia Irwin Victoria


Electrical use could rise with smart meters We are like sheep waiting to be fleeced, as B.C. Hydro installs its smart meters in Victoria this month. Thousands of people in Ontario and California complain that smart meters doubled or tripled their electrical usage. Smart meters use energy, and we have to pay for it. How is that smart? Especially since Hydro is paying over $90 million for them. Christy Clark, please take note: Families don’t want to be fleeced! We are happy with our dumb old hydro meters that do the job, won’t cost the province a billion dollars, and don’t cost customers more money. Grace Wyatt Victoria

Bring on the rush: Victoria is behind the times Re: Rush to rapid transit too rapid (11th-Hour Musings, Aug. 12) Some of your readers have been trying to persuade their neighbours as well as municipal and provincial representatives to do something about our burgeoning traffic congestion problems for at least eight years. Now that this goal has almost been reached, your Roszan Holmen says that she feels “rushed.” Please tell her and her readers to read the evidence that we are already well behind other North American cities, many no larger than ours, that have proven the economic and livability benefits of the transition from automotive indigestion to electric rail order, efficiency and long term savings for the public purse, the individual transit user, and the local and world environment. Transit-oriented development will produce transit-oriented benefits for Victoria, too. Lloyd Skaalen Victoria

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• Weight: 186 lbs. • Height: 6’3” • DOB: Oct. 6, 1983

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Since July 24, a male has been making purchases at convenience stores and gas stations in the Greater Victoria and Nanaimo areas using $20 bills which have purple dye stains. The suspect also used these bills in coin dispensers at the Victoria General Hospital, Nanaimo Regional Hospital and the Cassidy Airport. This money was stolen from an ATM theft in the Okanagan. A dye pack was discharged when the money was removed from the ATM and the bills are stained with purple dye. The male suspect is described as being in his 20s, six feet tall, 170 pounds and he has short, brown hair. He was captured on surveillance video at a Millstream Road gas station in the West Shore. At the time of that transaction, he was wearing jeans, white shoes and a dark jersey with the numbers ‘09’ on it.

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Change in local transit governance progressing Plans to axe the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and put regional transit and transportation planning in the hands of the Capital Regional District are moving forward. To help make that happen, CRD board chair Geoff Young and View Royal Mayor Graham Hill, who chairs the CRD’s planning, transportation and protective services committee, hope to have a meeting with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure later this month. Hill and Young plan to ask Blair Lekstrom about changing legislation that would allow the CRD to govern transit. Members of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, who are provincially appointed, have long complained the governing body lacks representation since it is comprised of leaders from only five of 13 municipalities in the region. In the meantime, CRD staff are spending the summer developing the new governance model before submitting a report to the CRD’s transportation committee in September.

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Everybody’s folkin’ for the weekend Erin McCracken News staff

Thanks to Oliver Swain’s desire to look beyond the strings of his stand-up bass, he and his fellow volunteers are on the cusp of Victoria’s first FolkWest. The folk-roots festival launches tonight (Aug. 19) with a free sneak peak at Royal Athletic Park at 5 p.m., and continues Saturday and Sunday. “I feel like we are on the brink of opening the doors of a really world-class international folk music festival in our first year,” said Swain, who initiated the planning two years ago. “I can’t believe I’m saying that. I feel like I should be careful what I say, but I really believe that it’s true.” The event will showcase two stages of live music and workshops, as well as a children’s


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Oliver Swain, artistic director for FolkWest, holds his bass near the former baseball field at Royal Athletic Park where the new music festival happens this weekend. festival, food, artisan crafts and a beer garden. A long lineup of renowned Canadian artists, such several James Bay artists and preview some of their works at an exhibition and sale today (Aug. 19) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Serious Coffee, 103-225 Menzies St. For information, visit www. or email

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as Barney Bentall, Ron Sexsmith and Joy Kills Sorrow, among others, and several Island musicians, including Swain, will perform at the sports field and Logan’s Pub on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The festival is a chance for a wider audience to enjoy a diverse array of talent. “There are still, I think, a lot of people discovering the beautiful, wonderful world of roots music,” Swain said. Tickets can be purchased at, Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, Hemp & Co. and Lyle’s Place. Weekend passes are $60 for adults, $50 for youth ($50 for FolkWest members). Single-day passes are $40 for adults, $30 for youth ($30 for FolkWest members). Children under 12 are free. tish Dancers are inviting the public to a ceilidh this weekend. The free dance happens Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Victoria Dance Studios, 2750 Quadra St. No partner is required and dancers are asked to wear soft-soled shoes. For more information, go to or call 250-5980207.


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Explore the Gorge at nature house Celebrate one of the last few weekends of summer vacation with a visit to the Gorge Waterway Nature House in Esquimalt Gorge Park. Learn about protecting the Gorge Watershed through the Seaquarium touch tank, full of interesting local creatures, and an interactive watershed model. Get creative in the art corner and check out the educational displays. The nature house is open this Sunday, Aug. 21, plus next weekend Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Specialized programs are also available to community groups, day care centres and summer camps. For more information, contact Jessica at 250380-7585 or education@

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elebrate the fibre arts this Sunday with the Fibrations, at St. Ann’s Academy. A community-based celebration of the local fibre arts scene, Fribrations runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 on the academy grounds, with an array of fibre artists on hand who will be sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for their craft, says Knotty By Nature’s Ryan Davis, one of the event organizers.

Empress hosts Honey Bee Picnic The Fairmont Empress welcomes guests Aug. 30 for a Honey Bee Picnic in the Centennial Garden. Join more than 600,000 of the hotel’s most recent additions at this familyfriendly event. Enjoy a picnic in the garden, watch an informative demonstration by the bee keeper and taste the fresh honey right out of the honeycomb. The fee is $60 per person – for reservations or details call 250389-2727.

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In addition to celebrating the talent and diversity of the local fibre arts community, the event also aims to introduce newcomers to the amazing work being created and the opportunities to learn a new craft, Davis says. There’s just such a wide range of the fibre arts,” he notes. “We want to spread the word beyond our community and introduce more people to it who don’t have a lot of exposure to the fibre arts.” Among the highlights will be a Marketplace, featuring about 25 vendors, a loonie/ toonie auction of local, hand-made items, plus a whole host of featured demonstrations, including: Tunisian crochet with Dela Wilkins Knitting with wire by Arika Owsianski Weaving with Jean Betts Nuno felted bandana with Knotty By Nature Making yarn from fabric with Catherine Mick Finger knitting with Sammie Old fashioned wash tub and board, clothesline for drying with Dela Wilkins Fibre selection & evaluation by Anna Runnings The Linen Project with Denise Dunn Weave it & wear it activity with Alison Irwin Saori weaving with Terri Bibby from Saori Saltspring and Saori Kai!

Designed for families, the event will include plenty of kids’ activities, live music from Cathy Miller, “the singing quilter,” plus beverages from Starbucks and Silk Road Tea available by donation, with food for sale from Mr. Tube Steak. Black Press is the media sponsor and prize draws include a knitting bag from Buttons and Needlwork Boutique, a gift certificate sponsored by Used Victoria and prizes from other local businesses.

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Family travels world through Facebook friend connections Erin McCracken News staff

Nathalie Garcia doesn’t make a habit of inviting strangers to stay at her Saanich home. But thanks to a network of mutual friends and a bevy of messages sent over Facebook, the Colas family had a place to stay last weekend in their unusual year-long trip around the world. “It’s the craziest thing,” Garcia said of the unique network that brought the Colas to her doorstep. Since leaving their life behind in Paris, France in July, Frédéric, his wife Estelle and their eight-year-old daughter Héloïse have been travelling through Canada and the United States on the first leg of their global journey. They are billeting with people they know through friends and family, and through

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Frédéric and Estelle Colas are travelling the world with eight-year-old daughter Héloïse. their Facebook page and campaign, We Like the World. “Yesterday we didn’t know Nathalie and today we feel we are like friends,” Estelle said Sunday morning while touring HMCS Regina at CFB Esquimalt, where Garcia is a military officer. “The people we meet matter more than the

places and the monuments we see,” Frédéric said. He and Estelle are on sabbatical from their careers, and they are home-schooling their daughter while they are on the road. For every family that hosts them along the way, the Colas contribute $50 to the construction of an elementary school in Burkina Faso,

in Africa, where they plan to visit at the end of their tour next June. It’s the kind of journey that’s not suited for everyone. “I don’t think I could do it,” said Garcia’s 12-year-old daughter, Michelle. “I’d get homesick.” The Colas plan to make several more stops in Canada and the United States. Next they make their way to South America, Asia, Europe and Africa on a quest to inspire the people they meet, provide African children with much-needed educational opportunities and travel the world in a unique way. “I feel very happy and proud to do it,” said Estelle. “It’s once in a lifetime that we can do that.” Follow the travels of the Colas by visiting weliketheworld.

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SPORTS Rugby Canada finds a home on West Shore Rugby Canada moving in Sam Van Schie News staff

The country’s top rugby players will soon be training year-round at City Centre Park and Bear Mountain Stadium. Langford has partnered with Rugby Canada to become the national headquarters for the national men’s and women’s rugby teams as they prepare for world and Olympic competition. Trevor Arnold, director of rugby based out of Rugby Canada’s Victoria office, said the organization was looking to move its teams to coastal B.C. to avoid winter conditions getting in the way of practice. “The rest of the world has gone very professional in rugby and we made the decision that if Canada is going to keep pace, we need to be training 12 months of the year,” Arnold said. “Langford stepped up and said we could go there, and we’re very excited about it.” Currently a large “We’ve never portion of the Canadian men’s and wom- had a place to hold en’s national rosters play in the B.C. invitationals. It’s premier league, the important for improving country’s top club competition and suit the team. We’ll want up for the Victoria- as many games as based men’s and women’s teams to possible.” gain exposure while – Trevor Arnold developing their skills. City Centre Park’s turf field is already sanctioned for International Rugby Board games, such as when Team Russia met the B.C. Bears in 2009. Arnold expects there will be many more international teams visiting Langford in the years to come. Invitations are already in the mail to bring in teams touring January 2012. “We’ve never had a place to hold invitationals in Canada. It’s important for improving the team. We’ll want as many games as possible,” Arnold said. Athletes begin arriving in January with 40 men and 25 women from senior and under-20 teams. They’ll make use of existing training facilities in Eagle Ridge arena, which is being renovated to add a high-tech scrummaging zone and a clinic for sports medicine. A new building on Glen Lake Road will become Rugby Canada’s headquarters. Administrative and business offices from Victoria and Toronto will centralize there. Initially athletes will be billeted in the community, and eventually they will move into a 70-bed athletes’ residence that will be incorporated into the Westhills development. Collectively, the offices, residence and training facility will be called Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence. Langford Mayor Stew Young said details of where exactly everything will go are still being worked out. Currently Rebels junior football and Highlanders professional women’s soccer teams use the turf, and there’s a deal with the school district to allow future high school students to use it after a new school is built at the Glen Lake site to replace Belmont secondary.


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Rugby amateurs take pro approach to World Cup Pair of CastawayWanderers sign pro contracts ahead of Rugby World Cup Travis Paterson News staff

Before championships are won and legends are made, a player needs to make it to the top level. By signing a pro contract in late July with England’s historic London Irish rugby club in the Aviva Premiership, Jebb Sinclair, a Team Canada back row forward, has taken the next step. It marks a new chapter in Sinclair’s career, one that’s brought him from high school in Fredericton, N.B., to spending several seasons developing with the Castaway-Wanderers in Oak Bay while earning 23 caps on the national team. It’s a similar route taken by Chauncey O’Toole, another back rower who came from New Brunswick to the CastawayWanderers with Sinclair in 2007. In early August, a week after Sinclair signed, O’Toole put his name on a contract of his own with the RaboBank (previously known as Magners) League club Ospreys of Swansea, Wales. For Canada, professional players like Sinclair and O’Toole are the exception. National coach Kieran Crowley, a former New Zealand All Black, would love to see the day he can select an entire Canadian roster from overseas. But the duo are just two of eight professionally contracted players on Canada’s 30-man roster named to the Rugby World Cup, taking place in New Zealand, Sept. 9 to Oct. 23. Rather, the majority of the national team comes from the B.C. Premier League and the Canadian Rugby Championship provincial competition. “(Playing pro in Europe) exposes the players to the day-to-day rigour of playing at the highest level of competition seven to nine months of the year,” Crowley said. “The games are at a level massively higher than anything in Canada. If we think our players are physically developed and capable of playing there, we try to get our players signing over there.” Back to Sinclair, who celebrated his contract with his first international try

James Bay’s Phil Mack, below, holds on to CastawayWanderer Jebb Sinclair during B.C. Premier League play. Sharon Tiffin/ News staff

in the opening minutes of Canada’s 28-22 win over the U.S. in Toronto on July 30. Sometimes known as Big Jebb for carrying 238 lbs. (108 kilograms) on a 5-foot-10 frame, he usually wears No. 6 for Canada. When his agent told him representatives from the London Irish watched him play in June’s Churchill Cup in England, Sinclair didn’t want to get his

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hopes up. “The (London Irish) said the Churchill is what got me noticed.” Sinclair, 26, joined the national team for its November 2008 test window and toured Portugal, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. “Every player on the other team was a pro. I was thinking, ‘I can keep up here.’” But Canadians get unlucky when it comes to signing pro contracts, he said. Just two foreign players can be named to a match roster in the Aviva Premiership, creating fierce competition for the remaining spots.

Of the eight World Cup-bound Canadians playing pro this year, four are in a division one below that of the Aviva and RaboBank. On Aug. 8 Canada jumped to 14th from 16th in the International Rugby Board world rankings. The gains are the result of Canada’s sweep over the U.S. in the recent two-game Can-Am series. However, it could be a lifetime before Canada has more players at all 15 positions, preferrably two deep, playing at the elite professional level, said Ian Hyde-Lay, a former national player who coaches the Castaway-Wanderers and St. Michaels University School teams. Plain and simple, Canada’s up against a ceiling, with all 13 teams ahead of them in the world standings featuring fully pro rosters. Getting there would take a complete overhaul, which could take as long as 15 years, starting from the bottom up, Hyde-Lay said. “All we can do is put as much resource into developing the B.C. Premier League as best we can,” said the seasoned coach and former international referee. “Conversely, there are a lot of amateur players with a very pro attitude, who bust their ass, and that’s what we’re seeing. The hope is if you’re playing in Europe you’re there too improve but being there doesn’t guarantee anything.”

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Ticket crunch Season tickets are approaching 3,000 sold, said Devin Mazur, Royal’s director of ticketing. The Royals announced the release of various mini-packs ticket pacakages starting at $87. Single game tickets go on sale Aug. 31, though mini-packs holders will have first dibs on tickets for the Sept. 24 home opener against the Vancouver Giants.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 9TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting SEPT 3,4 & 5 Applications for Artisans are available at or phone 250-338-6901

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Re THE ESTATE OF JEANNETTE MARGRET NUNN NOTICE is herby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the Deceased who died the 13th day of April 2011, are herby required to send them to undersigned Executrix at 3250 St. Amand Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3P1 on or before 26th day of August 2011, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims that have been received. Sarah E. Bosma Executrix.


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INFORMATION DOWNTOWN VICTORIAparking available, 800 block of Broughton St. $225/month. Call 250-381-3633, local 247. MEN’S HOCKEY teams wanted. We’re an established club looking to play against new adult teams from Victoria this winter. Willing to swap ice times with other fun-first teams in the region. We’re a mature club with a mix of old-timers and younger recreational players. If you have a TEAM with available ice, call Jim at 250-213-8050. No individual players please.



Under the Warehouse’s lien act: Against the following persons goods left in storage, if the monies owed are not paid in full by 5pm Thursday, September 14, 2011 and the contents of the lockers removed from the premises @ 878 ViewďŹ eld Road, Victoria, BC that the contents of the following lockers will be sold.

Tina Barker. Ernest Blagdon. Robert Blenkinsop. Jerry Bystedt. Dane Campbell. Tony Crozier. Gordon Davies. Sean Disney. Melissa Erazo. Roxann Hackl. Mellisa Jack. Peggy Johnson. Sarah Mason. Wayne Petrie. Brandy Plant. Andrea Robinson. Steve Smith. Warren Speidel. Serkan Tabanli. Carly Tibbs. Lynn Wardrope. Dan Wear.


PERSONALS HOT GUYS! HOT CHAT! HOT FUN! Try Free! Call 250220-3334 or 800-777-8000.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: AUG. 12th, ladies bracelet, new Cineplex Odeon Theatre in Langford. Call Debbie to id, (250)478-3598. FOUND: GINGER Cat, long haired, Happy Valley Rd., Glen Lake area. 250-478-7676 FOUND: SHORT haired male neutered tabby (black/white), Florence Lake/Bear Mnt area. Call (250)383-3220. LOST: MEN’S Seico watch at Durance Lake boat launch. Call 250-382-6365. LOST. SMALL Enamel cat brooch, Beacon Ave area, Sidney.Sentimental 250-656-5109




Sawmill Demonstrations

September 9 to 11 Cowichan Exhibition at Duncan Call (877) 866-0667 for details

LOOKING FOR Avon Reps. Be your own boss. Earn extra money, work from home. Call 250-386-0070 to learn more. DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Dry Bulk Owner Operators Required for work in Fort St. John. Excellent revenue up to $50,000/month! Call Ron: 1-250-263-1862 or E-mail Resume:




REAL ESTATE Managing broker available immediately. Currently not affiliated with any brokerage. Remuneration negotiable.

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

SIDNEY TOWNHOUSE BLOWOUT SALE 2 bd/2bath Garage, 45 plus complex,NEW Paint & Carpet Asking only 299.000, All offers will be considered until the unit is sold, SORRY NO Realtors at these prices, all saving will be offered to the buyer,for private veiwing call 250246-3220 OPEN HOUSE ,Sat/Sun Aug 19&20, 11 am to 2 pm. 442070 Amelia ave Sidney

PIANO LESSONS. Children/Adults, beginners & intermediate, classical & modern & pop. Royal Oak/Peninsula. Call Trisha at 250-652-0305. POTTERY LESSONS. Learn the basics in 6 easy sessions. Call (250)383-5446.


required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus benefits. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to:

WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.


We need a Hooktender and a Chaser/Bucker.

Rates as per USW Collective Agreement. Fax 250-746-0388 or

FRIENDLY FRANK 12 JAM & Jelly canning jars w/lids, $3. Call 250-595-3070.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, or 1877-902-WOOD. 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?

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to or fax to: 250-956-4888.

GARLIC, LOCAL organic Russian Red, $12/pound. Call (250)479-2712.

PELLET STOVE, needs a part, $95 obo. Call 250-6526407.

Dynamic Rail Services has an immediate opening for a Track Maintenance Foreman working out of our Vernon, BC office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years experience working on all aspects of track work and have experience as a Track Foreman. Please submit resumes including education, training and references to

✓ 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

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




LOVESEAT $40. 3-seat Sofa $50. Good cond 250-881-8133

CAMP RESIDENT CARETAKER. Shawnigan Lk. BC Pls. refer to


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

FOLDING TABLE 2’x4’, molded plastic top, $25. Call (250)590-0030.






GETAWAYS PRIVATE 1 bdrm beach cabin, self-contained, 20 mins north of Qualicum. N/S, N/P. Weekly $500. Call (250)757-2094.








FURNITURE OAK DINING 42�x68�x80�x92� D/Ped Table, 2 Dlx Arm Chairs, 6 side Chairs, $799., Queen Sofa/Bed $199., K/S Mattress Set $299., All Like New! Back to School & Estate Furniture Sale Now! 3 Pc Bistro Sets $89., 6 Pc Patio Sets $149., No HST on All Tools & Hdwe. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney.

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

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 $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660


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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053


RAILINGS, WHITE metal, different lengths, $15/linear ft, obo. Call (250)479-1239.

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



ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700 BOOKS BOOKS & antique paper collectibles. Qualified appraisers. House calls for large libraries. Haunted Bookshop (Est. 1947)250-656-8805

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/


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MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231.


HOMES FOR RENT BRENTWOOD: 3 bdrm, 2 ba, lrg yard, $1650 + util’s, Avail. now, don’t pay til Sept. 1. 250479-0275

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

BRENTWOOD. BRAND new 3-bdrm + den Executive home. Quiet area, close to water, easily maintained lot. $2500. + utils /mo. Ref’s req’d. (250)652-6729.

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.



Garage Sales

COLWOOD: 3359 St. Troy Plc., Sat., Aug. 20th, 9-2pm. Lots of great bargains; household items, clothing and misc. treasures. NO early birds!

MULTI-FAMILY Neighbourhood sale! Sat. Aug. 20, 9am4pm - will continue if still busy. Staten & Manhattan Place, off Finnerty Rd, near Uvic. This is a multi-family community saleHundreds of items... don’t miss it! Rain or shine! OAK BAY, 2278 Dunlevy St., Sat, Aug. 20, 9am-12pm. Amazing Garage Sale! RJH AREA. 2330 Richmond at Bay. Sat. & Sun, Aug. 20 & 21, 10am-2pm. Collectibles, books, great finds here. Blvd on Bay St. side. No early birds


SIDNEY. LRG 1 bdrm, acreage, hot tub. W/D, cat ok, N/S. $850+ util. 250-858-6511 VIEW ROYAL- 2 bdrms, shared laundry. N/S. 1 small pet ok. $1100 inclds hydro/water. Call (250)658-4735.

SUITES, UPPER QUADRA/MACKENZIE3 bdrms, $1400+ utils, sun deck, 1 prkg spot/street prkg. Avail immed, 250-516-5556. SAANICH: 1 bdrm. $700 util’s incld’d. NS/NP. Avail. now. Call (250)884-3180. SAANICH: 3 bdrm. $1450+ 1/2 util’s. NS/NP. Avail. now. Call (250)884-3180.

SAANICH: Saturday, August 20th 8am-1pm. Garage sale with a variety of furniture, a bike, etc. All proceeds to Tour de Rock. 1600 Blk Howroyd Avenue. Located near McKenzie/Shelbourne.

SAANICHTON: BRIGHT, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, deck, fenced yard, garage, near beaches, park, hospital. Quiet friendly neighborhood. N/S, $1500 + util’s. Avail. Sept. 15th possibly earlier. (250)655-0717.

SIDNEY, #216-2433 Malaview Ave., Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21, 9am-3pm. Moving sale!

TOWNHOUSES BEAUTIFUL 3BDRM, 2.5ba avail sept 1, new: fs/wd/dw, walk amens/bus/Sooke core, $1600 ns. 250-642-0133, 514-9140

HUGE Mega Sale 3067 Jacklin Rd

LANGFORD. MULTI-FAMILY Saturday Aug. 20, 9am-3pm. 2851 Rita Road.

COLWOOD- 1 bdrm, shared W/D, priv ent, NS/NP. $890 incls utils. (Now)250-391-7915

WESTSHORE, COZY 1 bdrm, $695 all inclusive, close to all amens & Royal Roads, pet neg, (immed), 778-433-9880.

GORGE, 2908 Stubbs Plc., Sat, Aug. 20, 9:30am-3:00pm. Many items to choose from.

Belmont Secondary School Gym 1000’s of items, Back to School Wear, Sporting goods, strollers, toys, playground.. and more All kids needs ages 0-12. You don’t want to Miss this! Sat. Aug 20th and Sun. Aug 21st 10am-2pm Facepainting 10am-12:30 FoodDrive for Goldstream FoodBank (Bring a Non Perishable food item or a small donation of $2.00)


WEST BURNSIDE- 1 or 2 bdrm, $750. or $950. completely furnished. W/D, D/W, F/P, privy entrance. inclds all utils. (250)361-1379.


ROYAL OAK: 4266 Moorpark Plc., Sat., 9-2pm. Household, furn., books, movies, some tools, sports collection + more


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

KAILASA CO-OP. Apps for 3 bdrm, Royal Oak, avail Oct 1st. Share purchase req’d. (250)658-5617, (250)479-0383



CARS 1993 TOYOTA Camry, good condition, $2400 obo. Call 250-380-9474. 1994 OLDS Achieva, runs well, $500 as is, also, 2 snow tires on rims, 250-642-6746. 1995 BMW 325i, lowering kit, new paint, custom wheels, new rubber, rear spoiler, $5500. Call 250-213-3180. 2002 HONDA Civic EX. 4-door, 5-speed, sport package, silver with grey interior. One owner, all service records avail. Power windows/locks, air. 111,000 km. $8500. 250884-2295. 2005 TOYOTA Prius Hybrid. $2500. (250)514-4535.

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

858-5865 SPORTS & IMPORTS OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

MOTORCYCLES SHOPRIGHT SCOOTER, 2006. 4-wheel, New batteries & tires. Canopy top, wind shield, 2 mirrors. Exc. cond. $1995. Maurice 250-360-0892


TOUR DE ROCK GARAGE SALE Saturday, Aug. 20 9 am to 1 pm

770 Enterprise Crescent (off Glanford Ave., one block north of Vanalman) All proceeds to Cops For Cancer and Chris Bush, our Black Press Tour De Rock rider WEST BURNSIDE. SAT. Aug. 20, 10am-2pm. Really big sale! 3333 Biscoe Drive.

Affordable Living for Independent Seniors ALL INCLUSIVE MONTHLY RATES START AT $1200

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

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

SIDNEY: 3 bdrm, central, near schools, 2 blocks from ocean, $1350, NS/NP. (250)656-3839 FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $900 mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

BRENTWOOD BAY, 6825 Wallace Dr., Sat, Aug. 20, 9am. Ground maintenance equip, bring your truck. Including furn, household. Quality infant & toddler clothes. All sale proceeds go to the Brentwood Bay Quadruplets.


SAANICH: FURNISHED large 1 bdrm suite. NP/NS. Avail. Sept. 1. Ref’s req’d $900/mo inclusive. Call 250-721-0281, 250-858-0807.



FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

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

THETIS LAKE ESTATES large 1 bdrm or can be 2 bdrm suite, all utils+ cable/high speed internet, laundry, garbage, private parking, close to all amenities, quiet rural setting. Refs, small pet ok. $1050./$1250 250-220-4718, 250-812-4894. COOK ST. VILLAGE, 2 bdrm, sunny w/ balcony, just off Village, security bldg, Sorry No Pets, rent incls heat/hot water, 1 yr lease, Avail Sept. 1, $1300 mo, 250-595-5634.



INTERURBAN, 2BDRM +den, new bathroom. Country setting. Wood stove, W/D, large yard. $1,500. (250)727-6855.

Today’s Solution

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see


C. SAANICH, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, full bsmt, 5 appls, garden, $1300 mo, 250-652-1624

2007 DODGE Dakota, silver, 41,000kms, auto, a/c, cruise. $15,500. Call 250-884-6998.


Tour de Rock


SALE Saturday, Aug. 20th

from 9 am to 1 pm in our parking lot

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

Come Join Us

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST! with a classified ad

200-770 Enterprise Crescent ALL PROCEEDS TO COPS FOR CANCER


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AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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.

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

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


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

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


CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.



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

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462. U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-382-8602.

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (250)380-2526. 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.

CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

CONTRACTORS 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 DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. REDSEAL JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. Simple hourly rate. (250)886-1596.

DRYWALL MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.


LEVEL GROUND Landscaping

Lawn renovations. Complete Garden and Arborist Services. Insured. Free estimates. (250)818-0587. MAINTENANCE, RENO’S, creative design installation. Ponds to patios, res. and comm. Call (250)474-4373

YARD CLEANUPS, Big Jobs or small, we do it all. Weekly or monthly visits. Call (250)885-8513.

AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, beds, irrigation, commer, strata. 25 yrs. Insured. 882-3129. DPM SERVICES: Lawns, clean-ups, tree pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. Call 250-883-8141. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORcustom design install, gardens, lawns & patios, irrigation & fences. Call 250-858-3564. LANDSCAPE & TREE CARE. Hedges - pruning & shaping. Lawns, clean-ups. Andrew, 17 yrs. exp. (250)893-3465.



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.

V.I.P. GUTTER Cleaning. Gutter guards, all exterior, power washing, roof de-mossing, spray, windows. Package deals! Insured. (250)507-6543

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ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.

✭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. SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.


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


PROFESSIONAL LAWN garden maint, Spring clean-up. Hammer & Spade accepting new clients. 250-474-4165.

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

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

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

10% OFF! Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trim. 250-479-6495. 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specializing in Lawn (Sod & Seed), Landscaping, Tree & Stump, Hedges, Blackberry, Ivy removal, Yard Cleanup, 23 yrs exp. WCB. From the Ground Up

250-217-0062 GARDEN CITY GREEN Hauling & Recycle ◆Yard & Garden debris ◆Construction Clean-ups ◆Full House Clean-ups ◆Basements & Attics ◆Furniture, Appliances ◆Free Estimates

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades, roof demossing. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

HANDYPERSONS ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 ACTIVE HANDYMAN Reno’s, drywall, decks, fencing, pwrwash, gutters, triming, yrd work, etc. Sen disc. 595-3327. AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. ★ REPAIRS/RENOS. Painting, plumbing, electrical, etc. Free estimates. Call 250-217-8666. MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. (250)3880278. SENIOR HANDYMAN Household repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

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. 250-386-1119.

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. M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

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. FAIR RATES- Quality job. Free estimates. Licensed. Insured WCB. (250)217-8131. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. NORM’S PAINTING. Quality work. Reasonable, Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & F/P repairs. Chimney re-pointing. 250-478-0186. C.B.S. MASONRY Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios Repair. Renew. Replace “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Estimate & Competitive Prices. Charlie 294-9942, 5899942 Licensed Insured & WCB MORDECHAI Stone Masonry Office: 250-999-3175 Cell: 250-891-7537. THE STUCCOMAN. Chimney repair work. Free estimates, 20 year warr/guarantee. Senior discount. (250)391-9851.

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.

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. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.



High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB SOUTH ISLAND Painting Co. Int/ext, 20 yrs exp, ref’s, quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Call (250)580-4841.

Peacock Painting

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SAANICH - Friday, August 19, August 2011  18, 2011 Real Estate Victoria Page 40NEWSweek beginning

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug. 18-24 edition of

101-360 Dallas, $524,900 $ Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave, $289,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause ,250-592-4422

2829 Irma St, $559,900 Saturday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-388-5882

pg. 18

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

pg. 11

214-1149 Rockland, $349,900 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Troy Mitchell, 250-896-9630

pg. 5

T201-66 Songhees, $609,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

pg. 7

301-1241 Fairfield, $209,000 Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Dennis Guevin 250 477-7291

pg. 14

121 Kingston, $619,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson 250 744-3301

pg. 18

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Colin Gareau 250 812-3451

pg. 14

pg. 10

105 Ladysmith St, $589,900

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Christina Stack 250-857-6659

pg. 13

101-1151 Rockland, $245,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tim McNaughton, 250 896-0600

pg. 38

307-2527 Quadra St, $269,900

pg. 18

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pg. 6

Sunday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Christian Fiak 250-474-6003

10 Helmcken Rd

pg. 2

pg. 15

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rob Garry 250 384-8124

pg. 20

pg. 21

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

pg. 16

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

pg. 8

pg. 12

pg. 6

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

pg. 20

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pg. 15

pg. 10

pg. 6

pg. 19

pg. 47

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

305-75 Songhees, $625,000

pg. 8

pg. 13

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

405-494 Marsett Pl, $269,900

519 Judah, $429,900 Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 24

20-520 Marsett, $639,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 240-592-4422 pg. 14

pg. 8

615 Ralph St

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

pg. 23

4060 Granville pg. 47

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

pg. 24

290 Homer, $403,900 pg. 22

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cornerstone Properties Josh Prowse 250 661-5674

pg. 33

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

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

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

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Lorne Meyer, 250-477-1100

pg. 8

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Kim Emerson 250 385-2033

pg. 47

pg. 14

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Welyk, 250-479-3333

pg. 23

pg. 6

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

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Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell 250-477-5353

pg. 25

8042 East Saanich, $489,000 pg. 23

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 27

13-2020 White Birch pg. 38

223-3225 Eldon, $219,000 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Daniel Clover, 250-370-7788

pg. 25

7231 Early Plc., $499,000

867 Daffodil Ave, $519,900 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 25

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

pg. 23

3826 Mildred St.

Saturday 2:30-4:00 One Percent Realty Vancouver Island James Andersen 250-812-4921

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

3945 Carey Rd, $699,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Amy Yan, 250-893-8888

pg. 27

203-2440 Oakville, $359,000

2860 Glenwood, $699,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Saturday 1:30-3:00 Re/Max Camosun Diana Devlin 250 744-3301

6-1287 Verdier Ave, $359,500

560 Davida Ave, $449,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 27

316-10461 Resthaven, $429,000

3877 Holland

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Shirin Purewal 250 382-8838

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

104-1196 Sluggett, $249,000

576 Peto

21-4630 Lochside, $639,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd John Almond 250 384-8124

8506 Ebor Terr, $579,000

715 Miller Ave, $509,000

504-3252 Glasgow

305-726 Lampson St, $246,000 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

pg. 23

pg. 21

5178 Lochside Dr, $1,165,000

8-933 Admirals Rd, $359,900

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

pg. 22

109-1505 Church Ave

505-847 Dunsmuir, $949,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 45

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

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

3074 Millgrove, $425,000

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

1-910 Maltwood, $529,000

4963 Dustin, $739,000

1033 Wychbury, $485,000

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

pg. 22

405-3460 Quadra, $236,000

930 Agnes St.

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Betty ‘K’ 250-516-8306

pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

pg. 3

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Trina Tyler, 250-360-1929 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Tom Muir 250-477-7291

986 Cowichan, $499,900

104-4494 Chatterton, $429,900

Sunday 3-5 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291

207-847 Dunsmuir, $799,900 pg. 11

pg. 20

4058 Beam, $659,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

pg. 21

891 Claremont Ave, $899,900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Bob Davies 250 384-8124

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

855 Cowper St

1178 Woodheath Lane, $714,000

1507 Queensbury, $479,900

876 Colville Rd, $444,900 pg. 15

pg. 22

4058 Beam, $659,900

Sunday 3-5 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Connor Braid, 250-661-0729

30-4125 Interurban

999 Burdett Ave, $589,000 Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate 250 383-7100

pg. 23

4674 Lochside Dr, $1,098,000

7-704 Rockheights, $599,900 Saturday 11-1 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 47

302-1100 Union

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Kim Emerson 250 385-2033

pg. 21

1237 Judge Pl, $899,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Troy Mitchell, 250-385-2033

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

3132 Harriet Rd, $575,000

206-976 Inverness, $211,000

505-3252 Glasgow

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 22

105-3900 Shelbourne, $299,000 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

704-288 Eltham, $404,800

404-847 Dunsmuir Rd, $1,450,000

104-1655 Begbie St

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

pg. 21

764 Helvetia, $699,900 Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

317 Bessborough Cl, $895,000

1865 Newton St, $524,900

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford 250 889-8200

pg. 22

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,195,000

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

304-1156 Colville pg. 12

1608-620 Toronto, $259,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

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

1823 El Serano Dr, $799,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lucy Richardson 250 744-3301

126-75 Songhees, $995,000

23-60 Dallas Rd, $509,900 pg. 15

pg. 7

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

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Brian Graves, 250 477-7291

404-21 Erie, $397,500

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $639,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 14

pg. 21

206-971 McKenzie, $285,000

1201 Camas Court, $549,900

Saturday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Realty Cathy Travis 250 857-6666

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

1609-620 Toronto, $269,000

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

1296 Downham Pl, $524,900

308-3260 Quadra St. pg. 13

2584 Graham St., $440,000 pg. 18

pg. 38

pg. 18

2736 Gosworth, $464,900

1745 Fairfield, $569,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Colin Gareau 250 812-3451

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lucy Richardson 250 744-3301

Saturday 12-2 Burr Properties Ltd. Chris Gill, 250-382-6636

21-1344 Beach Dr., $219,000

309 Kingston, $799,000

317 Irving, $778,900

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Karin Barlow, 250 385-2033

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

pg. 15

202 Raynor Ave

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

pg. 12

407-380 Waterfront

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

105-330 Waterfront, $530,000 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

304-1122 Hilda St, $243,000

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304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

pg. 12

1351 Merritt, $549,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

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

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

1334 Vining St., $489,900

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

41 Obed Ave, $429,900 $

2-3255 Rutledge, $339,000

405-1115 Rockland, $278,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

238 Superior, $834,900 Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 18

3109 Fifth St, $514,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd May Liu 250 477-7291

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

302-1270 Beach,m $514,900

311 Kingston, $899,000

604-75 Songhees, $725,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 8

924B Richmond, $496,000 Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

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

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $949,999

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

121-75 Songhees, $849,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Sunday 1-4 LeFevre & Company 250 380-4900

3968 Tudor Ave, $1,690,000 $

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Kara Ronse, 250-686-6227

pg. 38

944 Mason St, 575,000

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

305-439 Cook St, $289,000

822 Macleod Ave, $574,000 $

108-406 Simcoe, $319,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033

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Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 240-592-4422

pg. 12

2150 Lannon Way, $539,900 pg. 10

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

pg. 25

A26 • 2438 Amherst Ave., $469,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ross Shortreed 250-744-3301

2420 Mount Baker, $729,000 pg. 25

6449 Loganberry, $599,000 Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Jodie Farup 250-589-9997

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703-2779 Stautw, $229,900 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 39

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

pg. 27

pg. 25

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing 250 655-0608

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Komal Dodd 250 744-3301

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2879 Glen Lake Rd., $445,000 Saturday 12:00-1:30 One Percent Realty Vancouver Island 250-812-4921

422 Owens

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

pg. 24

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

pg. 29

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Laura Godbeer 250-479-3333

pg. 27

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

pg. 7

pg. 25

pg. 12

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

pg. 7

pg. 28

Saturday & Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes April Spackman 250-818-0942

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22-172 Belmont, $355,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

3970 Stirrup Pl, $899,900 Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

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Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250-642-5050

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pg. 28

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mel Jarvis, 250-478-9600

pg. 30

6244 Andover, $420,000 pg. 30

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

pg. 45

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Elaine Wright 250 474-6003

pg. 29

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson 250 744-3301

1019 Skylar Circle pg. 29

Wednesday-Sunday 12-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser, 250-360-1929

907 Dawn Lane, $630,000 pg. 42

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

pg. 47

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ron Bahrey 250 477-7291

2493 Boompond, $599,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

2264 Players Dr, $779,000 pg. 30

pg. 47

SL9-3095 Cliffs Rd, $375,000 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-4828

pg. 36

pg. 6

3095 Cliffs Rd, $384,900

1121 Fort, $169,900

116-996 Wild Ridge pg. 28

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Richard Kozicki, 250-479-3333

6539 Grant Rd. East, $423,000

30-848 Hockley, $89,000 pg. 6

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

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

pg. 34

439 Sue Mar Pl, $448,500

206-611 Goldstream, $247,900

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

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

1919 Maple Avenue

657 B Kelly Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 30

7055 West Coast Rd

100-974 Preston Way, $259,900

101-2923 Phipps, $359,888 Saturday 12-1:30 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

Saturday 12:30-2:00 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko,250-474-6003

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre

3084 Shoreview Dr, $438,000

525 Acland, $459,000

2826 Lakehurst, $409,000 pg. 11

pg. 5

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Kami Norman 250 477-5353

pg. 12

403-611 Goldstream, $369,900

101-3220 Jacklin Rd., $299,900

4-4955 Rocky Point Rd., $84,900 pg. 39

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

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3036 Glen Lake Rd., $299,900 pg. 27

Monday - Friday 10-4 & Sat 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683


6768 Rhodonite, $339,900

3371 Metchosin Rd., $459,900

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,199,788

101 & 201-608 Fairway Ave

8514 East Saanich Rd, $599,900 pg. 26

pg. 30

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

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

4-2235 Harbour Rd., $519,900

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Shack, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2:30-4:30 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291

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

207-2885 Peatt Rd., $269,900

108-3226 Jacklin $299,900

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1-2325 Henry Ave, $519,900

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

Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Robert Hahn 250-744-3301

31-2560 Wilcox

pg. 42

pg. 28

2664 Nugget, $599,900

414 Jayhawk Plc., $569,900

2323 Amelia, $569,000

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

996 Dunford

Lot 30 Wild Ridge, $458,800

pg. 26

11-7401 Central Saanich, $172,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Kim Emerson 250 385-2033

101-3220 Jacklin Rd, $299,900

pg. 26

1135 Clarke Rd, $559,900

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Welyk, 250-479-3333

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

3A-9851 Second St, $529,000

11-7583 Central Saanich, $165,000

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

308-9650 First, $325,000

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

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

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

8600 Echo Park

Saturday 10-12 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 35

Saturday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Pearce, 250-382-6683

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

23-2560 Wilcox, $349,000

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 39

2032 Sunfield, $215,000

7945 Arthur Dr, $599,900

11098 Baxendale

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-812-7212

962 Glen Willow

1286 Knute, $499,999

10421 Allbay Rd, $895,000

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

pg. 10

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

2051 Brethour Pkwy, $448,900

222-2245 James White, $204,500 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

2109 James White, $479,000

11360 Pachena Pl, $1,150,000

2415 Amherst, $419,900 Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

851 Verdier Ave, $1,049,000

9485 Eastbrook Dr, $464,900 Sunday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

Friday, August 19, 2011 - SAANICH

pg. 28

Sunday August 21st Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

pg. 7

6780 Steeple Chase, $399,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon, 250-642-5050

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

pg. 36

SL12-3101 Cliffs Rd, $299,900 pg. 30

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo, 250-478-9600

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, August 19, 2011 

Hitting close to home Copsforcancer

Comox Mounties have many people they’re riding for in battle against cancer Scott Stanfield Black Press


teve Trevor is riding for Griffyn who, despite having yet to reach his first birthday, has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy. James Matsuda is riding on behalf of several people – including his late father – who have succumbed to or are battling cancer. Both are part of the 22-person Canadian Cancer Society Cops For Cancer Tour Special de Rock team feature that will cycle the length of Black Press Vancouver Island newspapers on this fall. Vancouver Island Trevor, an will publish this RCMP constable special feature who grew up in page spotlighting Port Alberni, has police officers volunteered at taking part previous Cops in this year’s For Cancer red Canadian Cancer serge events. Society This winter, the Cops for Cancer tour hit close Tour de Rock. to home when Griffyn – whose parents are fellow Mounties at the Comox Valley RCMP detachment – was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Doctors removed one of Griffyn’s adrenal glands as a newborn. By seven months, the youngster was already on his fourth round of chemotherapy. “I’ve wanted to do the tour for a few years,” said Trevor, a father of two daughters. “I’ve been here seven years now. This year it became personal with Griffyn.” Matsuda, an auxiliary officer for three years, is the produce supervisor at Thrifty Foods in Courtenay. He works alongside fellow auxiliary RCMP member

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James Matsuda, left, and Steve Trevor are part of the 22-person Canadian Cancer Society Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock team that will cycle the length of Vancouver Island. Rick Gaiga, who rode last year in honour of Christine Buijs, a Thrifty colleague and tour fundraiser who passed away from brain cancer. Matsuda and his wife Belinda, who was active in Gaiga’s fundraising efforts, have both lost a father to cancer. Matsuda’s brother-in-law and another Thrifty co-worker are also stricken with a form of the disease. “It’s one of these things that’s affected so many people,” said Matsuda, 45, a native of Ashcroft who moved to Courtenay in 1986. “It’s hard. So

many people out there.” The father of four teenagers is inspired by the tour’s mandate to raise money for pediatric cancer research and programs such as Camp Goodtimes for children with a history of cancer. “You see grownups going through it, but now you see kids trying to go through it; it’s just not fair,” Matsuda said. “It’s a hard thing. But it’s a good cause, and that’s why we’re doing it.” “It’s an honour to do,” Trevor added. “It’s been a challenge balancing work.”

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Their journey started with weekly training sessions in March that increased to three times a week over the past four months. Along with other North Island team members, Trevor and Matsuda completed a tough climb to the top of Mount Washington. Trevor, who had done a “bit of mountain biking” before signing on with the tour, recalls the average time was an hourand-a-half from the chain-up area to the top. “Most of us, we haven’t really been on a road bike, so it’s a new experience,” Matsuda said.

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