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Courage on ice Four-year-old Maggie Wehrle smiles as she skates in front of her buddy, 14-year-old Tanner Punt, a member of Spectrum Community School’s hockey academy. The two were are at Pearkes recreation centre on Feb. 20 taking part in a Courage Canada partnership with Spectrum Hockey Skills Academy and B.C. Blind Sports and Recreation. The idea is to give visuallyimpaired kids a chance to enjoy skating and the game of hockey while gaining courage, confidence and sportsmanship on and off the ice.
If you plan to hit the links at the Cedar Hill Golf Course, expect to shell out more money come April. Saanich council voted Tuesday night to support a rate increase for pass-holders and green fee players to help reduce a massive $818,000 deficit facing the course and clubhouse. “This motion allows us to get started,” said Coun. Susan Brice, one of five council members – including Mayor Frank Leonard – who supported the increase. “At this stage, I think the goal for all of us is just keeping a happy golfing experience at an affordable rate.” But the heated budget meeting, a continuation of one that began on Feb. 7, saw 30 speakers address council on a number of concerns. Many said a happy golfing experience won’t be achieved with these approved changes. Financial issues plaguing the Cedar Hill Golf Course came to light in January when the municipality announced it would “restructure” the food and beverage service at the golf club, shutting down the clubhouse restaurant, as part of a debt reduction strategy. The second part of the strategy looked at changing user fees for Saanich to get more bang for its buck. Council voted 5-4 to increase fees. The four councillors who opposed the increase were the same ones who earlier expressed regret over their in-camera decision to close the restaurant without first consulting the public. Their attempt to seek formalized input before deciding on a fee increase failed.
“I want to know everyone who wanted to provide input … has the opportunity to do that,” said Coun. Dean Murdock. “Considering fees in isolation seems counter-intuitive. … It gives us a very small snapshot into a much larger picture. Where’s the business plan?” Coun. Nichola Wade garnered support from three of her fellow councillors and the mayor to approve the fee increases before consulting with the public. “(The fee decision) is a starting point. … (My motion) gives us latitude in finding the most appropriate public engagement tool – it could be facilitated, it could be a survey, it could be open houses,” Wade said on Wednesday. But many in attendance feel that despite speaking up, their voices aren’t being heard.
Strong reaction Kevin Moore stood before council and asked any of the fellow 150-plus attendees to applaud if they supported the decisions council had made with regards to the golf course. “Silence is deafening,” the Camrose Crescent resident told the elected officials when the auditorium at the Garth Homer Society immediately fell quiet. Val Mieras, president of the Cedar Hill Golf Club, says she’s been involved in ‘stakeholder’ discussions with the municipality, providing input on the approved fee structure. “It’s like talking to a wall,” Mieras said, adding she feels like the golf course’s loyal customers are being ignored. Under the newly approved fee structure, pass-holders – who pay for a pass at the start of the season – will have to pay more to get less. PLEASE SEE: Council split on best course of action, Page A24
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Calling all Royal Oak schoolhouse students In 1941, Shirley Lee was sixyears-old when she began her education inside the historic one-room Royal Oak schoolhouse. She boarded a coach line bus near Sayward Road, entered the school at the ringing of the handheld bell and sat in a row with her fellow classmates waiting their teacher’s arrival. With their arms behind their backs, the children would recite the Lord’s Prayer before getting down to their studies. For Lee, the whole experience – learning from her first teachers, Ms. Adamson and Ms. Elwell, and receiving her first book – was an absolute thrill. “That was such a wonderful event, to be able to read a book,” Lee said. Lee was later one of 13 teens who graduated from Royal Oak High in 1953. That group included some of her original Grade 1 and 2 classmates,
whom she has continued to correspond with over the years. In 2003, the class held its 50th reunion. “You made lifelong friends that you still have,” she said. “The older you get, the more you appreciate them. … We were really fortunate.” Lee’s family connection to Royal Oak School dates back further than her own experience. Her mother and 10 aunts and uncles attended the schoolhouse and indulged in buggy races down to Cordova Bay. Lee is among the original Royal Oak School students attending a reunion tea at the restored schoolhouse, 4525 West Saanich Rd., on Sunday, Feb. 26. All former students are welcome to the event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information on the event, contact info@crumsbys. com. email@example.com
Shirley Lee in the dining room of her Saanich home with photos of herself and her family attending school at the Royal Oak schoolhouse. Sharon Tiffin/News staff
Old schoolhouse takes on new life as café Heritage building hosts community-minded business Natalie North News staff
When Mike Geric Construction Ltd. began work on the old Royal Oak schoolhouse, the developers learned just how much the community valued the heritage building. “We were basically going to run it as an office space,” said Ed Geric, president of the company behind the Duval condominium project on the same West Saanich Road property as the schoolhouse. “Well, the people who had a stake in it before were a little upset that Saanich sold the property. I thought it would be a nice way to give back.” The best fit for the neighbourhood, Geric concluded after consultation with the Royal Oak Community Association, was to turn the space into a coffee shop and open the building to community groups during the evenings. Geric recruited new tenants, Crumsby’s Cupcake Café, a family-oriented coffee shop in Oak Bay. Together with Crumsby’s, Geric designed the interior of the restored building to suit the café, which opened two weeks ago. Under the deal with the developer, Crumsby’s gets to use the space rent-free in exchange for overseeing its use by community groups, who also don’t pay for the space. After the school closed in 1952, the building has been used by a preschool, the Lions Club, Scouts and Girl Guides. The land and building were eventually acquired by Saanich, which sold them to Geric’s firm in 2009. Crumsby’s jumped at the chance to open a second location and become the building’s latest tenant. “This is really the kind of place I envisioned us going,” said Crumsby’s co-owner Keith Elwood. “What struck us is how extraordinary the connection is between the community and that building. For a community that has grown and changed so much, it really is the heart of Royal Oak.” The purpose of his business, Elwood added, is to attract people from all walks of life. As such, groups are also welcome to use the space as much as possible during regular business hours. “When the building was put up for lease the idea (that it be used for) some kind of community access was part and parcel,” said Royal Oak Community Association president Paul Whitworth. “There’s not too many of those around. It would have been all too easy to let the building slip away.”
Keith Elwood, left, Maria Elwood and Paul Whitworth stand outside the former Royal Oak School on West Saanich Road. The historic schoolhouse has been reopened as Crumsby’s Cupcake Café by the Elwoods. Whitworth is President of the Royal Oak Community Association. Don Denton/News staff
Renovations included moving the building from one end of the property back to its previous location along the road. Historic details, such as the chimney and original yellow and brown exterior paint, were also restored. In accordance to a deal reached with Saanich, the developer spent in excess of $250,000 to bring the building back to its original state. As office space, the schoolhouse would have been leased at between $2,000 and $2,500 monthly, Geric said, adding he has absolutely no interest in turning the building into a rental property. Geric and Crumsby’s have signed a five-year agreement, with an additional five-year option. Crumsby’s is open for use by any interested community groups from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. firstname.lastname@example.org
Old school reunion Crumsby’s Cupcake Café, located at 4525 West Saanich Rd., hosts an open house from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 26 to celebrate the restoration and rededication of Royal Oak School. The public is welcome to a rededication ceremony at 3 p.m. Former students of the Royal Oak School are invited to attend a reunion tea set for 3:30 p.m.
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sory Council, made it clear her PAC is strongly opposed to the views expressed by the board and the confederation of parent groups. “This is a very small group of parents with a very specific agenda that’s not very well hidden,” she said. Families are going without representation by not being able to attend the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils meetings, added teacher and parent Nicole Strong. “There are far too many students who don’t have a designation, but who struggle and need support,” said D’Arcy Wingrove, director with the Confederation. “We need to work in partnership with the entire school community to ensure resources are allocated equitably, not necessarily equally.” The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association also spoke out against repealing Bill 33 and asked the board to rescind its letter. “The reality of the situation is special education funding in the province is atrociously lacking,” Franklin said. email@example.com
Moves made toward ending teachers’ strike While no one knows when the dispute between B.C. teachers and the province will end, there are signs progress is being made at both the local and provincial level. For the first time since June 30 – the day the contract with 40,000 teachers officially expired – the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association sat down with local bargaining agents. “It was a day of productive discussion and we hope it was the same on both sides of the table,” said Greater Victoria Board of Education chair Peg Orcherton, about the Feb. 15 meeting. The two sides were set to meet again Feb. 23 (after the News’ deadline). “This was the first time we’ve really had a dialogue and discussion,” said GVTA first vice-president Bénula Giasson. “It was really optimistic.” Giasson attributes the positive shift at the Victoria table, in part, to the presence of board trustee Diane McNally as well as Orcherton. Meanwhile, any progress at the provincial level will likely need to come from outside the B.C. Teachers’ Federation or B.C. Public School Employers’ Association reps at the table. A labour ministry fact finder, appointed earlier this month, had until Feb. 23 to report on the possibility of finding common ground between teachers and the province. On Monday, the BCTF called for an independent mediator under the Labour Relations Board to help resolve the impasse. Education Minister George Abbott has recently been publicly pessimistic about the two sides reaching a settlement on their own. Back-to-work legislation, he said, can be quickly drafted and passed in the legislature. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Oil tank spills continue to cause concern Kyle Slavin
template to follow,” he wrote in a report on the spill. “In the future, with incidents approaching or exceeding the scale of this event, Saanich should look at engaging the stewards as ‘eyes and ears’ to supplement staff efforts. Since last November’s oil spill that saw 1,000 litres … It may be prudent for Saanich to make sincere efforts of home heating oil pollute the Colquitz River and kill to reduce or eliminate the present adversarial relationa number of salmon, Saanich’s environmental adviship with the stewards of the Colquitz and other watersory committee has been looking at ways to prevent sheds in the municipality.” a similar disaster in the future. Chris Bos, one of the Colquitz River stewards who But in that time, at least three more home heating helped in the response efforts, says he’d like to sit down tanks in Saanich have had spills, leaking at least 400 with all the agencies involved. more litres of oil into the ground. “It’s not about finger pointing, it’s about learning from “That is a big number, and how many more are what happened so that we can avoid it in the future,” he there that we don’t know about that the homeowner said. Like the environmental advisory committee chair, hasn’t noticed yet?” said Coun. Vicki Sanders, who he anticipates better education for oil tank owners will chairs Saanich’s environmental advisory committee. play a crucial role. “There aren’t a tremendous number of people still Bos says he, as well as Saanich, will continue to keep using oil as their fuel, so what we can do is mainly on Kyle Slavin/News staff the education side.” Crews dig up oil-contaminated soil in the 2800-block of an eye on the river and creeks through the coming However, education wouldn’t have helped prevent Adelaide Ave. in Saanich after an estimated 300 litres of home months to see if the residual oil that remains trapped in upstream vegetation evaporates naturally or if further the most recent spill. heating oil spilled on Feb. 3. removal is required. On Feb. 3, an oil company mistakenly delivered and Nov. 25 spill that saw oil contaminate the Colquitz River, as pumped oil into the wrong house on Adelaide Avenue well as Colquitz Creek and Swan Creek. – one that wasn’t even using oil as a heat source. PLEASE SEE: “At this point no further remediation is required,” said “What I understand is the oil delivery was made to a Oil spill problem requires group effort, Page A14 house that used to have an oil tank. And when (the home- Graham Knox, manager of B.C.’s environowner) went to a different form of heating, they removed mental emergency program. “Key for us the tank and furnace, but there was still (an oil supply) pipe was (water quality) – sampling results making a hole in the side of the house,” said Adriane Pol- and comparing them against the provincial aquatic life standards, and they’ve all lard, Saanich’s manager of environmental services. B.C. Hazmat continues to work on the property, testing come back (within acceptable levels).” Ian Bruce, a biologist who was brought oil samples and replacing portions of Saanich’s storm water in by Saanich to help in the remediation, system that were contaminated. “We still don’t know the extent of the contamination on says the municipality shouldn’t be critithe property, but the crews are chasing the oil down in the cized for its response to the spill. A properly installed and maintained “In my experience of over a dozen fish storm water system,” said Dave Rogers, senior incident commander with B.C. Hazmat, a private company that spe- kills including pollution events, each one irrigation system will conserve water! cializes in hazardous material management. 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Preserving an ancient culture Passion for Asian Art keeps curator on the job for more than 30 years Laura Lavin News Staff
Ask Asian art expert Barry Till about the best thing he ever found in China, and he’ll probably tell you it’s his family. Till met his wife Paula there when he was a student and the couple eventually adopted their daughter Jasmine from China as well. “It’s a kind of mini-United Nations,” he jokes. Paula is originally Dutch and Till grew up in Saskatchewan. It’s a far cry from small-town Saskatchewan to China, but Till, who has been the Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for the past 30 years, heard the call of the ancient world early. “I always loved ancient things … I loved museums ever since I was young,” he says. Till’s eyes light up as he talks about the gallery’s Asian art collection. It’s one of the best in the country, he says. Till should know. He earned a BA and Masters in Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan before attending England’s prestigious Oxford University to study for a Doctor of Philosophy. While at Oxford he won a scholarship to study in China. He spent the next year in Beijing and two consecutive years in Nanjing studying and learning Mandarin. In Nanjing he was the first foreigner to be selected as a model student. “San hao xue sheng – it means to excel in the three aspects – study, sports and attitude.” While studying in Saskatchewan, Till knew his future path would go one of two ways: toward being professor or working in a museum. His years in China solidified his path toward working with, and helping to preserve the culture he has come to love. There are more than 8,000 pieces of Asian art in the gal-
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Barry Till, curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, in the gallery. Inset, a carved horse sculpture that is part of the Enduring Arts of China exhibit on at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until May 6. lery’s collection – some 42 per cent of the total collection. “It’s not size, it’s the quality or the craftsmanship we look at for the value,” Till insists. The most intricate are paintings on pieces of ivory as small as a grain of rice. Then there are large paintings valued in the millions. Till’s fancy though, is taken by the tomb figures, small replicas of people and animals made of terra cotta clay. “It shows what they thought they needed in the next life,” he says. “Horses, dancing girls, servants, guards or warriors, even camels and foreigners in case they needed to trade anything.” One of his favourite pieces is a horse that is currently on display with the Enduring Arts of China, which runs until May 6 at the gallery. “It’s well crafted, a perfect horse with great expression on its face – it’s quite intense. From a variety of angles it’s very interesting to view,” he says. Along with finding items for the gallery’s collection, Till gives tours of the gallery and lec-
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tures about the exhibits. He also spends hours immersing himself in the details of each piece. “I like to talk about art, especially the art history aspect of it … if you focus on the blood, sex and gore, people find it very interesting. “I always tell the truth,” he adds. “I just concentrate on the more exciting parts.” Over his 30 years at the gallery he built the Asian collection from a small, mostly Japanese grouping to what it is today mainly through donations. “A lot of people collect Chinese art and will donate it,” he says. “We borrow objects and once (the owners) see how much it’s appreciated and feel it will go to a good home, they will donate it.” Art from Tibet and South East Asia has added to the growing collection as well. “I’m very pleased to be located in a small place with pretty much free rein to do my own exhibitions,” he says. “That’s probably what’s kept me here.” Putting together exhibits and catalogues every three or four months also keeps him satisfied. “I’m constantly reading. I’m forced to learn more all the time. It’s becoming a challenge, learning more and more – but it keeps the old brain going.” email@example.com
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Building bridges locally and around the world Jennifer Blyth
Bridges for Women’s mentoring program co-ordinator Carrie Everett, left, poses at the organization’s office with mentee Xinia Villanueva and mentor Gwyneth Thompson, who are working to take the Bridges message to Peru.
It was by happy accident that Xinia Villanueva discovered Bridges for Women as she was looking for her doctor’s office in the same building. That discovery would not only change her life, it has had farreaching implications for women half a world away. A native of Peru, Villanueva had been living and working in Greater Victoria for many years when illness threatened to force her retirement from a career in child care. When she found Bridges and met mentor Gwyneth Thompson, Villanueva’s life turned in an entirely new direction. Bridges for Women has been delivering innovative employment training and supportive programs in Victoria for nearly 25 years, helping women recover from the devastating impact of violence or abuse. For the past four years, its mentoring program has forged relationships between women like Villanueva and Thompson, offered learning opportunities and exposed women to the career of their choice. Mentors support
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mentees pursue career paths, introduce them to professional networks and share job search techniques. “The program changed my life,” says Villanueva, whose match with Thompson is one of 65 since the program’s inception. “Gwyn wasn’t holding my hand through the program, she was walking beside me, and that gave me a sense of strength. And she has taught me how to have fun.” Thompson, who recently retired to Victoria, wanted to get
involved in her new community and meet new people; Bridges’ mentoring program worked beautifully. “I am here to support Xinia. I’m not here to make up her mind, so she leads and I support her,” Thompson says. “When she gets stuck, we throw ideas around and see if she can get unstuck.” Today, Villanueva is working to bring the program to Peru as
“Puente a la Esperanza,” or Bridges to Hope. She plans to fundraise to bring two Peruvian women to Victoria to experience the program, then take that knowledge and experience back home to teach others. “What I would like to see in Peru is exactly what Bridges is in Victoria,” she says. Coming through the program, “you get the feeling that you really have to pay it forward.” It’s not the first time the Bridges program has shared its expertise internationally. In 2003, representatives of the organization were invited to Prague to help launch a similar program there, says Jan Bate, current executive director. With funding in place to launch Bridges’ online component April 1, “there’s no reason we can’t go to all corners of the Earth,” Bate adds. “When you heal the women, you heal the families and when you heal the families, you heal the communities.” Bridges’ international exposure – and influence – is timely as the organization prepares for its International Women’s Day celebration
and luncheon, March 8. With a goal of raising $10,000 at this year’s event, themed “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures,” Bridges will welcome an anticipated 150 people to St. John’s Hall. The gala will recognize the contributions of women to society and celebrate the work and successes of Bridges and the women who attend its programs. All funds raised will support programming at the community agency, which currently has a waitlist for its services. Maureen Maloney, actively involved in international governance, dispute resolution and human rights projects in Southeast Asia, Iraq, China, Brazil, Guatemala and South Africa, will be the guest speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are $50, available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250385-7410. Bridges is also seeking new mentors. Visit www.bridgesforwomen. ca or call the above number for more information. email@example.com
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Restraint-style budget hurts Restraint has become a way of life for many Capital Region families who have seen their household costs rise while incomes fail to keep pace. So it should have come as no surprise that restraint was the word of the day when the B.C. government handed down its budget Tuesday. There were few frills in the document delivered by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, one that promised to return the province’s books to the black by 2013-14, just in time for the next provincial election. Falcon’s budget promises to hold the line on program spending, freeze public-sector wages and sell off $700 million in provincial assets to begin to dig their way out. While the Liberal government is taking steps to get a handle on the province’s deficit – forecast at $969 million for the coming fiscal year – Capital Region families will have to tighten their belts just a little bit more. MSP premiums will rise for the fourth time since the 2009 election. The newest hit of four per cent, beginning in 2013, will take about $60 a year out of the pockets of a family of three or more. The budget delivered little, however, to stimulate the province’s fragile economy or open the door to the workforce for the unemployed. A $10,000 tax break for first-time homebuyers is only for new homes, providing little help to young couples cobbling their pennies together to get into the housing market – an even tougher challenge in the Greater Victoria market. And a $1,000 home renovation tax credit is only available to seniors. Eliminating those conditions for the tax breaks could have helped strengthen the softening housing market and opened up jobs in the construction sector. The move to transition B.C. from the harmonized sales tax back to the PST left the minister with some tough choices to make. This budget makes it clear Falcon wants to get those decisions out of the way now, saving the good news for next year’s pre-election budget. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.bcpresscouncil.org.
Unwelcoming gateway to the west slowing traffic for cars. The new Ever tried cycling across the Bay light at Harbour and Esquimalt Street bridge? If not, let me tell you, roads aggravated the problem. it’s terrifying. Drivers rerouted to the Passing a cyclist on the Bay Street bridge, slowing narrow bridge is no easy down traffic there as well. feat as a driver, either. And then there’s the Walking is only slightly dreadful possibility that better. The bridge’s the deteriorating Johnson solitary sidewalk, pressed Street vehicle bridge will up against fast-moving suffer the same fate as the traffic on the span’s south rail bridge. side, makes for a pretty The city is counting unpleasant stroll. on it lasting until 2016, The result of all this unfriendly infrastructure Roszan Holmen when the new bridge is expected to be is easy to see. 11th Hour completed, but I’m not Almost nobody crosses Musings confident. the bridge unless they’re For all of these reasons, sitting comfortably in I was a bit crushed to see the City a vehicle. That’s especially true of Victoria back away from its plan after dark. Add the slightly seedy to add a cantilevered multi-use trail elements of Rock Bay’s industrial to the Bay Street bridge, known park to the fact there are zero formally as the Point Ellice bridge. witnesses in sight and you’ve got a The project had been slotted into no-go zone. the city’s draft capital budget All of these factors flashed for 2011. This week, the updated through my mind the day the City of Victoria announced it was closing budget document shows it has been pushed it back to 2016. the rail portion of the Johnson It’s bad news for me as a Vic West Street Bridge due to an unexpected resident. But I think it also fails to level of structural decay. acknowledge the importance of the The out-of-the-blue closure back bridge as one of only two routes to in April changed the dynamics the downtown for the city’s fastestof rush-hour traffic quite a bit for growing neighbourhood. the 22,000 folks in Vic West and Two major ongoing developments Esquimalt, and many more from flank the Bay Street bridge’s west points further west. entrance. Both cater to a bikeIt forced all cyclists onto the friendly demographic and market Johnson Street vehicle bridge,
“Almost nobody crosses the bridge unless they’re sitting comfortably in a vehicle. That’s especially true after dark. Add the slightly seedy elements of Rock Bay’s industrial park to the fact there are zero witnesses in sight and you’ve got a no-go zone.” their location as an easy walk or cycle to the downtown, and yet, the nearest bridge doesn’t accommodate these trips. There’s a cheeky map of Victoria circulating on social media. It divides the city into quadrants based on common stereotypes. “Hippies” live in the Fernwood area, the “Old, sick and dying,” cluster in the Rockland area, and James Bay is dubbed “Gay Bay.” Vic West takes the moniker “Island of Poverty.” That’s not entirely accurate. Vic West has improved a lot over the decades, but only very slowly. I’m not surprised Esquimalt and Vic West have had a hard time shedding these stereotypes. A welcoming gateway to the west would totally change the perception of these areas. email@example.com
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Crazy gas prices call for crazy buying strategy Greater Victoria’s gas prices have been going crazy since June 2011, when the ‘all stations at the same fixed price’ regime ended. Since then, prices have fluctuated wildly. Since the new year, it has been one brand driving both ends of the market – Chevron stations are usually the first to drop the price a little each day, and they are also usually the brand to crank the price up in a massive jump. Case in point: on Tuesday Feb. 21, Chevron put the price lower to 103.9 at 8 a.m., but at 9 a.m.
Readers respond: Non-meat items key to traditional dinner at Sikh Temple I am writing regarding the recent News article Faiths fuse for cultural communion. The article showcased the Food, Faith and Community cooking classes being offered by the Inter-Cultural Association and our partners. This project brings together members from different faith groups to create and share food dishes associated with different faiths. While well written, the article incorrectly listed butter curry chicken as one of the dishes prepared at the Sikh Temple. I must point out that the actual dishes prepared at this event were all vegetarian, including non-meat dishes such as dahl, roti and other items. It is important to make this distinction as meat products are not permitted in the Sikh Temple kitchen and would be contrary to Sikh faith practices. I would like to thank the News for addressing this oversight and also express our appreciation for your newspaper’s coverage of the Food, Faith and Community project that aims to increase understanding and inclusiveness in our community. Steven Lorenzo Baileys, coordinator, multicultural outreach and training program
Why do the B.C. Liberals need more booze revenue? Rich Coleman, our bright energy and mines minister, appears to now be looking for a new venue to create more alcoholics – movie theatres. For the first time in Canadian history, B.C. Liberals passed tough drinking and driving laws, but the minute pub owners complained, Coleman started to try to make it easier for drinkers. Now we have a law that allows people to drink until 4 a.m. but that’s not enough. Coleman thinks of another plan: let’s attract people to the movies by letting them buy booze. It’s bad enough allowing this debauchery at sports events. How can we possibly expect the next generation to see how harmful alcohol can be if it’s made to look so great? As the days go by, it’s obvious to me, a taxpayer, that the B.C. Liberals will do anything to get elected. They do not care about families or victims of drinking drivers. We get asked to help the homeless, the drug addicts, troubled teens, pregnant teens,
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they jumped up 20 cents to 123.9. Now the prices will dribble slowly downward again for the next week or so. An absurd marketing strategy indeed. Area drivers seem not to know what to do with such prices, but the strategy seems simple enough – never fill up when the price has just gone up. Simply wait for it to come down again in a week or so, and fill up then (buy only $10 if you need some in the meantime). Roel Hurkens Victoria
Sikh Temple, tax revenue but nothing will change as long as we have a government that does not care and encourages more drinking. Just look at the riot downtown Vancouver, just because the Canucks did not win. That stupidity was caused by booze. I think Rich Coleman and his minions need to go. Eileen Nattrass Central Saanich
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Government control of ferries crucial for B.C. taxpayers Re: B.C. Ferries should be run as a business by businesspeople (Letters, Feb. 10) Mr. Smith writes, “let the government govern and businessmen run business because history shows you can’t do both.” He’s unintentionally correct. Ferries are in lieu of roads which are needed to connect people for business and recreational purposes. All you have to do is look at the Province of Ontario’s major mistake in leasing its crucial Highway 407ETR north of Toronto to a consortium led by a Spanish company. Highway 407ETR, which bypasses the 401 (running through the Greater Toronto Area) for anyone driving west, has a toll on it. Does the toll money return to the people of Ontario? No. And the toll steadily has increased over the years. Private interests took advantage of a naive provincial government. Our routes of roads and ferries must be controlled by government. Kathryn Haughton Oak Bay
True Christian teaching can only be found in the Bible Having been involved in restoration work at the Emanu-El Jewish Cemetery some 30 years ago following what was then considered a minor incident of vandalism, which was never reported in the press, it’s sad to think that the recent lunatic actions of a very, very small number of persons has brought us to the questionable statement in the second paragraph of Len Rudner’s letter to your newspaper! (News Feb. 10). His suggestion that “Christian teaching” formed any part of the thinking behind Hitler’s Final Solution must be deeply offensive to the better informed and especially to those who actively opposed the Nazi regime. See New Testament, Matthew 5:44, for for the official “Christian teaching” in this matter. Ralph Smith Saanich
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School board votes for more transparency The Greater Victoria Board of Education made a shift toward increased transparency this week. Trustees unanimously supported a voting process that will see their names recorded in meeting minutes alongside individual voting decisions made during meetings. It was unanimously supported at the Feb. 20 board meeting. “Many public bodies are now doing this,” trustee Catherine Alpha said. “In a time when government is being asked to be more transparent, that includes school boards.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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options for the parking garage will also be presented. Last year, Saanich council twice rejected the university’s plan for a Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA). Both times, Saanich told UVic it needed to do a better job consulting with residents in the area. Once the university gathers more feedback, a revised design for the parkade will be pre-
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You can paint your duck ‘green acres’ green, or sponge him all over with ‘butter me up’ yellow – whatever your creative mind allows. It all goes to a good cause. Fired Up! ceramics studio is selling $15 duck figures to help raise money for the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Visit the studio (1636 Cedar Hill X Rd.) to adopt and paint the clay feathered birds. Five dollars from each duck will go to the Nature Sanctuary. The campaign runs Feb. 25 to March 25. For more info, visit firedupceramics.ca.
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Fans of the video game StarCraft II can take their passion to a new level this Sunday. On Feb. 26 the first BarCraft event in Victoria will take place at Hecklers Bar and Grill, 123 Gorge Road East. “The game is not much more than a year old. It was released in Summer 2010,” said event organizer Tristan Clausen. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military, science fiction, real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. “This is the first game that really exploded on the spectator scene,” said Clausen. “And it’s only recently that technology has caught up to the point where we can do this.” The Victoria BarCraft event will broadcast Major League
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Hot ticket: The Barra MacNeils with the Victoria Symphony. The Royal Theatre, $33
The Barra MacNeils join the Victoria Symphony for three rollicking performances in A Celtic Celebration, March 1 at 2 p.m., March 2 and March 3 at 8 p.m.
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If you are looking for a free pick-me-up, Repudo might just be the ticket. The new smartphone app, allowing users to pick up virtual multimedia at real geographical locations across the globe, is changing the way companies, including the Belfry Theatre, are doing business. “Here is a new technology that may enable us to sell more tickets and engage with people in a different way,” said Belfry publicist Mark Dusseault. “If you are in marketing or communications, things like this offer tremendous opportunities.” Currently only available on the iPhone, with apps for Blackberry and Android on the way, Repudo allows users to drop text, video, voice messages, photographs or music anywhere around the world for the public, or for specific users to retrieve. Music singles, movie trailers, or even virtual geocaching-type scavenger hunts are just the beginning for the new technology. Secret messages leading to free Belfry Theatre tickets have already been dropped at Victoria locations including a local yoga studio, in support of On the Edge, the current Belfry production in which one of the characters is a yoga enthusiast.
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Belfry Theatre publicist Mark Dusseault shows off the theatre on his iPhone. Tech savvy people can now use their own phones to get free Belfry tickets. “As we gain knowledge there are going to be a number of really cool things we can do around shows,” Dusseault said. “This summer we will be doing a musical and there will be an opportunity to drop music in all
sorts of places throughout the city.” Despite the Belfry being a heritage site, Desseault hopes to keep the approach to their work as modern and contemporary as possible and he believes social media,
including Repudo, will play a big part moving forward. “The Belfry does contemporary work. We address issues that affect people right now,” Dusseault said. “We intend to reinforce in a way (that) what we do on our stage reflects back on (our audiences’) own lives.” Much like a physical object, Repudo objects can’t be copied for others, but can be passed on to others and then automatically removed from the iPhone. Objects can be picked up once, or in select cases, many times over. Already several Repudo users have collected Belfry messages and collected free theatre tickets for their efforts, but there are still more out there and more to come. The Spark Festival, running March 12 to 25, is the Belfry’s next big event, and Dusseault hopes to include the app in the festival in one way or another. People may just have to keep their eyes and their iPhones open to find out what it is. “It is important in marketing or communications (that) you are learning and have a knowledge these tools exist,” Dusseault said. “Who would have thought something like that would have caught on, but it is unbelievable. This is fantastic.” email@example.com
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www.saanichnews.com www.vicnews.com •• A17 A17 The Ministry of Casual Living, an artist-run centre, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a mini-festival. The two-day event includes an acoustic show on March 1 with Nasstasia Yard, Glower, Adam Reese and Juniper Tree at 1580 Cook St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a fundraiser at Logans, 1821 Cook St., at 8 p.m. On March 2 there will be an ambient
jam at 1580 Cook St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring members of Eclipser, Funnner and Sealion. A big birthday party celebration will be held at Incite, 2514 Douglas St., from 6 to 9:30 p.m. with a magic show, cake, music and a T-Shirt Slam. Bring your own shirt to get printed. For more information go to ministryofcasualliving.ca.
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Jazz goes Bad For the past 10 years The Bad Plus – Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King – have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have inspired such controversy. Their personal brand of avant-garde populism has put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement, drawing audiences both traditional and mainstream. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they have deconstructed songs in the pop, rock as well as the country and classical music genres.
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In Claret and Amber, a new play by Susan Shillingworth, two legendary female artists encounter each other in Port Arthur’s CPR station in 1941. Drawn from the journals of Emily Carr and Lucy Maude Montgomery, this fascinating connection between Islands East and West has its first public reading at the Victoria College of Art, as part of the lecture series by noted art historian and Emily Carr expert Kerry Mason. Attendance is free, but seating is
The upcoming release Never Stop is the first album by The Bad Plus to consist entirely of originals. From gentle and melodic to fierce and abstract, from swing to 80’s techno, Never Stop is tied together by a group sound that embraces diversity as strength. Catch The Bad Plus with opening guests Microbongo Sound System on March 8 at Upstairs Cabaret, 1127 Wharf St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $35 and in advance at hightideconcerts.net, and the McPherson Box Office for $29.50. firstname.lastname@example.org limited. The event happens Feb. 28, 4 to 5.30 p.m. at the Victoria College of Art, 1625 Bank St. For more information go to www.vca.ca.
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One last shot Mount Doug hosts girls’ AAA Island basketball championships Travis Paterson News staff
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For five Grade 12s on the Mount Douglas Rams, this weekend’s AAA Island girls basketball championship has been four years in the making. Rae Griffin first coached the fivesome of Carly McAndrews, Julia Murray, Chloe Mead, Jamie Morch and Holly Dickinson as junior players in Grade 9. Griffin took over the senior team the next year and brought with her all five girls, still in Grade 10 at the time. Three years later, they are the core of the Rams’ senior team, and are taking their last stab at a provincial berth. The Rams host the AAA Island championships, which started on Thursday (Feb. 23) and culminates with the final at 7 p.m. on Saturday. “Having five players who’ve been seniors for three years gives us a great base in leadership and experience,” said Griffin, an ex-Rams player herself. “Nothing is going to surprise them, and they know they’ll have to compete at an extremely high level this weekend.” Of the five, Murray and Dickinson have received interest from college basketball programs in B.C. Mead is equally adept, if not moreso on the soccer field and will continue her athletic career in cleats. Griffin, who played for the Camosun Chargers, has been amazed by the growth and development of her senior Rams in the last four years. “We hosted Islands two years ago
with no Grade 12s. The goal then was to get to Islands, and we made it as the last seed. This year we are reaching for higher goals.” Up for grabs this weekend are 2.5 spots at provincials, which run March 7 to 10 at Capilano University. First and second place teams qualify automatically. Third place will play a mainland team in a challenge game for the final spot at provincials. The Claremont Spartans enter as the first seed from the Lower Island and are looking for their third straight Island title, having won the Lower Island final over the Oak Bay Breakers on Saturday. Mount Doug beat the Spectrum Thunder by 25 points in the third place game – a 54 point difference from a recent game between the two teams, which the Thunder won by 29 points. “It was Mount Doug’s biggest win of the year and has the team feeling really good going into Islands,” Griffin said. On the floor, the Rams aren’t an overly tall team and rely on blocking out their opponents. The Rams came within four points of beating the Spartans in the Lower Island semifinal last Friday. Griffin sees a lot of parity among the Rams’ seven guests: Claremont, Oak Bay and Spectrum, as well as the Stelly’s Stingers, Alberni Armada, Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) and G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay). The Armada, in particular, are on a roll, having defeated Dover Bay 55-45, for Alberni’s first North Island title since 1987. City champions Claremont, however, are surprising no one, Griffin says. “The Spartans have been forerunners since the beginning of the year. They lost to Oak Bay early in the season, which shows there are no weaker teams in this tournament.”
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Carly McAndrews, Jamie Morch and Julia Murray are three of five graduating Mount Douglas Rams, are hosting the 43rd annual AAA Island basketball championships this weekend. The Rams finished third at last weekend’s Lower Island championship.
Rams toast tradition The Camosun Chargers women’s basketball program is leading the way this weekend in helping the Rams raise a cup to the legacy of the girls AAA Island basketball championship. Previous athletes will be on hand, and a 10 person selection committee of female Chargers (five present, three alumni) and UVic Vikes players (one current, one present), will pick the weekend’s all-stars and MVP winner. “We want to do this as classy as we can, and seeing ex-players coaching, and having ex-players coming back to support is a really clear sign that (this tournament) matters,” Griffin said. “It really promotes the importance and tradition from this tournament, something that gets lost in female sports.” Griffin pointed to the many local high school teams coached by former college and university players.
Aside from herself, there are fellow Chargers alumni Carmen Lapthorne at Mount Doug; Vikes grad Kim Graves at Claremont; Vikes grads Rob Kinnear and Mitch Gudgeon, as well as current Vikes star Ryan MacKinnon, with Oak Bay; and ex-Charger and Spectrum alumnus Kate Carlson back at Spectrum. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The St. Michaels Blue Jags and Lambrick Park Lions are up against the Island’s best as SMUS host the boys’ AA Island basketball championship this weekend, Thursday (Feb. 23) to Saturday. St. Mikes opened against Highland on Thursday and Lambrick started against Mark Isfeld (results were past press time). Brentwood College enters the AA Islands as the suprise No. 1 seed from the South Island, narrowly edging the Blue Jags 57-56 in the AA boys’ Lower Island final at Shawnigan Lake School on Feb. 18. The top three teams qualify for the AA boys’ provincials, March 7 to 10 in Kamloops.
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Cross field frenzy Pacific Rim U16 player Nick Miller cradles the ball as he is checked by Mission Mud Dawgsâ€™ Liam Wallace during the Tier 2 field lacrosse provincial championships at UVic last weekend. Pacific Rimâ€™s U16 team (Saanich and Peninsula based) won bronze, and the U19 team won gold. Ethan Howes (Victoria Titans U12), Daniel Smith (Pac Rim U16) and Trevor Hansen (Pac Rim U19), as well as Victoria Titans U12 coach Brian Corbett earned Warrior Sports Canada Fair Play awards. Four Titans teams (U12, U14, U16 and U19) and two Pac Rim teams (U14 and U16) are competing in the Tier 1 provincials, underway in Burnaby today (Feb. 24) through Sunday.
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Profits go to cause The Castaway Wanderers expect the biggest crowd of the regular season on Saturday, with a raft of Baysâ€™ supporters in the mix. Itâ€™s why the club has picked Saturday to make its annual
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Castaway Wanderers forward Kenny Goodland, right, scored a try in CWâ€™s win over Abbotsford last weekend. donation to a charity or fundraising initiative, said CW man Brent Johnston. This year, CW will support an initiative created after the recent passing of 18-year-old Tessa Beauchamp of Surrey, who overcame severe burns as a toddler and then fought brain cancer as a teenager. Ticket revenue and additional donations will go towards the Tessa Beauchamp Bursary Program, called Never Complain Never Give Up.
From the scrum James Bay is second in the premier league with five wins and one loss, but CW (4-1) has gained more bonus points so far in the season. Last week, the Bays beat Meraloma 16-10 at MacDonald Park. The UVic Vikes lost on the road to the UBC Old Boy Ravens 26-25, with former Vike Ed
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Century-old rugby derby returns to Windsor Park It might be the biggest rivalry in all of Island sports, maybe the province. The James Bay Athletic Association visit the Castaway Wanderers on Saturday (Feb. 25), part of the ongoing saga known between the clubs as the â€œ100 yearsâ€™ war.â€? The Bays edged Meraloma 16-10 last week while CW defeated Abbotsford 36-17 to take over first place in the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier Rugby League. Earlier in the week, CW suffered a great loss, with the passing of Tom Stobart on Feb. 12. He is described on the CW website as a â€œgiant of a man and a giant, rock solid influence on a whole generation of men fortunate enough to play under and who came to know him.â€? Stobart played for the Castaways of Carnarvon Park, long before the two Oak Bay clubs merged in the 90s. He also coached high school rugby at Belmont secondary and for the Castaways and Castaway Wanderers junior menâ€™s teams. He is survived by children Nicole, Buck, and Stephanie, and loving wife Susan. A service in Stobartâ€™s honour happens today (Feb. 24), 3:30 p.m. at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
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Black Press â€“ Victoria Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Victoria-based community newspapers. The job term runs for 13 weeks from June through to the end of August. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driverâ€™s licence and car is mandatory.
HELP WANTED PIECEWORK SEWERS to sew out of own home; pref Gordon Head area. Serger a plus. Must pick up and drop off work. 250-472-0335
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a parent volunteer with students in Grade 11 or 12 in Saanich or Sooke School Districts to challenge the Districtâ€™s policy of charging fees for all the courses and the Necessary learning resource materials and supplies leading to graduation. The BC Advocacy Institute, Inc., will provide free legal advice and pay all court and legal costs to a parent who will legally challenge, in the BC Supreme Court, any board policies that required a parent to pay fees for the studentâ€™s required learning program and materials leading to graduation. BC Advocacy Institute Inc. Fax 250-385-0434.
DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canadaâ€™s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: email@example.com Visit: www.vivint.ca
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Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Govâ€™t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com
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METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.
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15 NEW ENCHANTRESS pantyhose, assorted. $35 (250)383-4578. 2 BLANKETS- 2 feather pillows, 2 sheets, $99. (250)652-2012. AIRCAST BOOTS, medical, like new, 1 sz fits all male & female, $90. obo. (250)3802858 before 9pm. BEAUTIFUL GRAD dress, mermaid style, black/white, sz 3/4, $95. (250)893-2502 CABINET WITH doors, 60” high x 31.5” wide x 15.5” deep, $35 obo. (250)477-7335 LADIES JACKET- $20. 76”x 46” glass, $40. Kid’s felt story, $10. Call (250)508-9008.
SW Tillicum - Saanich West Beautifully updated corner townhouse with large southfacing windows. Overlooking a fully fenced yard with patio & garden. Tranquil setting with large trees and a short pathway leading to a lovely grassy common area with swings for the kids. Come have a look!
Call Laura Akers Pemberton Holmes (250)516-1644.
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HOME MAKER/ companion cooking, cleaning, laundry and errands. Call Wendy (250)4798555. PRIVATE CAREGIVER avail (Nursing background), to provide personal/home support for seniors. Call 250-474-2555
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HARRIET RD: 3 bdrm newly reno’d, 4 appl’s, bus route, NS/NP, $1400 utils incld shared laundry. 250-480-0849
2 BLKS From downtown Sidney. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, den, 5 appl’s. Covered, secure parking, elevator. NS/NP. Ref’s. Rent $1500 + Damage dep. Utils not incl’d. (250)656-2952.
KEATING- 1 bdrm, W/D. $800 inclds hydro+ H/W. Avail Now. (250)652-1612. LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, yard, 4 appls, water incl, shared laundry, $1100 + utils. NS/NP. Mar 1. (250)881-2283
COOK ST Village area. 1bdrm, hardwood floors. Heat, hot water, storage, parking incl $795 ns or pets. 250-595-5162
NEAR BEAR Mtn- bright, spacious 2 bdrm, views, 5 appls, separate laundry, F/P, patio, yard. NS/NP. $1100 includes utilities. (250)391-8817.
FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $875/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. 250-370-2226 to view.
SAANICH: FURNISHED large 1 bdrm suite. NP/NS. Avail Now. Refs req’d. $900/mo inclusive. Call 250-721-0281, 250-858-0807.
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ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700
ROCKLAND APT, lrg 1 bdrm, incls heat/hot water, $750, (immed) 250-370-2226 to view
SIDNEY- 3 bdrm (behind Thrifty’s) 1 bath. Reno’d. NS/NP. $1375+(250)656-4003
JUVENILE MALE Boxer. Not neutered. High energy adult dog. Very handsome! Asking $400. Call 250-361-0052.
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SIDNEY: 1 lrg bdrm w/ den, grd lvl, lrg entrance/hallway, nice back yard, lrg kitchen, 1 blk downtown/waterfront, W/D, garden, gas F/P, prkng, N/S, $925/mo incls utils except gas. April 1st. 403-259-1870. Evenings call 403-253-5285.
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HOMES FOR RENT COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to elem & sec schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1900 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146.
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3 large Bedrm Upper Suite. 1 bath. N/S, N/P. References. Feb 1st. $1600/month email@example.com
ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.
GORDON HEAD. Large 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, deck + 2-bdrm in-law suite, workshop. 2 F/P NS/NP. $2200. (250)477-6541
Beautifully Updated Townhouse Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 25 & 26, 2-4pm 541 Crossandra Cres
HOMES FOR RENT BRENTWOOD BAY 4 bdrm (3 upper, 1 lower extra bdrm or office), 2 baths, large fenced yard. Close to schools, bus, etc. N/P. Ref’s. $1700.+ utils. (250)652-1432.
SIDNEY, BRIGHT 1 bdrm + den, above grd suite, new carpet, priv patio, all incl’d but cable/internet, N/P, N/S, $950 mo. Call 250-880-1414. SIDNEY WATERFRONT- 1 bdrm. $1000 inclusive. Refs. NP/NS. (250)656-4003.
ISLAND AUTO Body, Paint & Upholstery. 25 yrs. 1210 Stelly’s X Road. 250-881-4862. KG MOBILE Mechanic. Convenience of having a mechanic at home or on the road. (250)883-0490.
CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.
TRUCKS & VANS
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Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE!
UPTOWN, 1 bdrm 820 sq ft, 3 storage rooms, patio, yard, parking, own ent., NS/NP, $860 inclusive, 250-886-5896.
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SUITES, UPPER SAANICHTON- 35’ 5th wheel, partly furnished, 8x12 laundry room. N/S, N/P. Ref’s. $700/mo. Call 250-652-0591.
SELL YOUR CAR... FAST!
WANTED: CLEAN fridge’s, upright freezers, 24” stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.
ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large bach, $570 mo, incls heat & hot water. Avail Feb. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.
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SIDNEY: NEW, 3 bdrm + den, laundry, NS/NP, $1700. Avail Apr. 1. Call 250-217-4060.
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ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi
BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.
#1 CAREBEAR CLEANING. Earth friendly products. House, office & rental. Senior discount. $25hr. 250-217-5507
WE LOVE DIRTY KITCHENS! House cleaning regularly or one time. 250-532-6858. welovedirtykitchens.com
ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611.
DRAFTING & DESIGN
DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.
GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.
CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920.
QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com
A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519.
DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.
Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
PENNIE’$ 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
DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com
ANNA’S CARPET CLEANING Truck Mount, Bonded, Insured Best Price! 250-886-9492. ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING. Excellent refs & attention to detail. Keri (250)658-2520.
HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.
AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.
SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018
CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877
MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.
KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779
WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.
AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.
EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202.
BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858.
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HAULING AND SALVAGE
AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, expeAAA. NO jobaffordable, too small. Fencrienced. Les (250)880-2002.
OVERGROWN GARDEN? Cleanups. Pruning roses, fruit tree, hedges. John Kaiser OVERGROWN GARDEN? 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.
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Select your home. Select your mortgage. Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com
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754 Humboldt, $198,900
Daily Noon-5 Concert Properties 250 383-3722
401-525 Broughton, $459,000 Sunday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535
3-828 Rupert Terrace
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814
Sunday 11-1 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kevin Jones, 778-677-5878
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Veronica Crha, 250-727-1415
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033
Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Gordon Lee 250-385-2033
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242
Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353
1071 Redfern, $489,900
Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882
101-1151 Rockland, $229,000
Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
2-1012 Terrace, $359,000
Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476
738-203 Kimta Rd, $499,900
404-1145 Hilda St., $329,900 pg. 18
Sunday 11-1 Newport Realty Sandy Berry 250-818-8736
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton 250-477-7291
105-2210 Cadboro Bay, $349,900 pg. 19
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lucy Richardson 250 360 7399 pg. 15
462 Sturdee St, $609,000 Saturday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301
Sunday 12-2 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353
Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011 pg. 35
Saturday & Sunday noon-2 Cornerstone Properties Ltd Kevin Wensley 250 475-2006
1366 Craigflower, $569,900 pg. 2
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301
Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663
Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422
Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Scott Dickson, 250-886-5613
Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875
Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Matthew Oldroyd, 250-388-5882
4639 Lochside Dr, $549,000 pg. 5
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deedrie Ballard, 250-744-3301
835 Rogers Ave, $699,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106
Saturday 11-1 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mike Hanus, 250-857-4111
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003
891 Claremont Ave., $799,000 pg. 18
4028 Shelbourne St, 799,000
2845 Rockwell Ave, $449,900 pg. 6
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deana Fawcett 250-893-8932
Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Diego Lauricella, 250-479-3333
409-4536 Viewmont, $299,900 pg. 20
3880 Synod, $499,900
48-14 Erskine, $449,900
212-898 Vernon Ave, $289,000 pg. 13
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680
909 Lucas Ave, $599,900
402-1687 Poplar pg. 20
25-909 Admirals, $379,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 384-8124
305-820 Short St, $359,888 Saturday 3-4:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353
1741 Ash, $644,900
4616 Ocean Park Pl., $999,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422
1421 Harrop pg. 22
4009 Blackberry, $529,000
13-1182 Colville, $425,900
3380 Upper Terr, $1,925,000 pg. 13
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette 250-391-1893 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291
4267 Westervelt, $879,900 pg. 22
3958 Hidden Oaks Pl
Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Maria Furtado 250 881-3754
1116 Craigflower, $439,900
204-1400 Newport, $249,000
Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301
4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577
Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chris Markham 250 477-1100
3752 Ascot, $759,000 pg. 22
4034 Elise, $510,000
934 Craigflower, $449,000
Saturday 2-3:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893
3-709 Luscombe Plc., $619,900
303-1400 Newport, $249,900
Sunday 2-4 Sparling Real Estate Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511
1366 Craigflower, $569,900
Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100
304E-1115 Craigflower Rd., $449,900
829 St Patrick, $895,000
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch, 250-479-3333
306-520 Foster, $230,000
302-1270 Beach, $460,000
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317
Saturday 1-2:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353
1929 Casa Marcia, $619,900 pg. 39
Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577
1190 Maplegrove, $689,900 pg. 14
205D-1115 Craigflower Rd, $459,900
1912 Woodley Rd., $1,149,500 pg. 34
4665 Amblewood Dr
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien, 250-384-8124
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Elfie Jeeves 250 477-7291
20-934 Boulderwood, $579,900 pg. 14
3479 Bethune, $500,000
4046 Cavallin, $739,500 pg. 21
Sunday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Dean Boorman, 250-595-1535
215-2541 Church, $264,900
401-1620 Mckenzie Ave
205-848 Esquimalt, $189,900 Sunday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011
4549 Pheasantwood, $1,175,000
Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353
Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun David Silletta 250 744-3301
2646 Foul Bay, $519,900
Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner 250-391-1893 Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680
925 Devonshire Rd., $429,900
2226 Windsor, $895,000 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Andrew Holenchuk 250 744-3301
4190 Kashtan Plc., $529,900
Thursday thru Sunday 12-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200
401-1012 Pakington St, $310,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663
Saturday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Vicky Turner 250 592-4422
205-2095 Oak Bay Ave.
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110
107-420 Parry, $309,000
Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tim McNaughton, 250-896-0600
205-2125 Oak Bay, $348,000
Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman, 250-595-1535
203-1593 Begbie, $319,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Erin Kenny 250 477-7291
3248 Service Rd., $499,888
103-101 Nursery Hill, $319,900
1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000
109-11 Cooperage, $899,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680
200-21 Conrad, $299,200
2631 Margate, $879,000
3108 Mars St, $578,800
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301
4674 Lochside, $1,048,000
Thursday thru Sunday 12-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200
Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422
3155 Westdowne, $899,000
301-380 Waterfront, $569,625
2205 Victor, $429,000
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mike Hanus, 250-857-4111
1005-225 Belleville, $649,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476
300-21 Conard, $299,900
1148 Goodwin, $439,000
101-1235 Johnson, $319,000
604-75 Songhees, $698,000
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Chris Fairlie 250 386-8875
625 Cornwall, $599,000
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033
3-2828 Shelbourne, $485,000
301-1710 Fort, $334,900
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600
7-704 Rockheights, $579,900
108-21 Conrad, $254,000
502-630 Seaforth, $385,000
304-1710 Fort St
Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333
402-1055 Hillside, $237,000
105-630 Speed Ave, $379,900
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar, 250-384-8124
Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291
C-707 Linden, $459,900
Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353
Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353
114 Lekwammen Dr, $269,888
206-1710 Fort St
B-707 Linden, $569,900
Sunday 11-1 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Chris Barrington-Foote, 250-881-3668
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn, 250-592-4422
508-1433 Faircliffe, $349,900
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rob Philip, 250-592-4422
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Dinara Talalaeva, 250-384-7663
305-1115 Rockland, $249,900
2-1315 Gladstone Ave
312-90 Regatta Landing, $299,000
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353
Feb. 23 - 29 edition of
30 Lekwammen Dr, $326,900
203-439 Cook St, $299,900
1643 St Francis Wood, $799,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422
Daily exc Friday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033
Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033
1636 Pinewood Ave.
23-60 Dallas, $474,900
Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rob Philip, 250-592-4422
1012 Gillespie Pl, $749,000
602-1015 Pandora, $349,900 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-385-2033
1121 Fort, $183,900 pg. 39
Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301
612-1630 Quadra, $194,900
105-630 Speed Ave, $379,900 pg. 16
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633 Jolly, $479,990 pg. 21
Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476
3132 Harriet Rd, $569,500 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Connor Braid 250 661-0729
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Council split on best course of action at Cedar Hill “The person screaming about The entire operation – including golf course and reduced food bleeding is the person that never Council supported a $68 services – is now expected to end told us (the deficit) was happenincrease to $1,418 for a full annual up about $720,000 in the red for ing,” Sanders said, referring to Gerrard’s position as chair of the pass, which allows pass-holders to 2012. That number includes $187,000 Cedar Hill Golf Course advisory play on the weekends. A restricted pass will increase by $37 to $1,087, the municipality must pay back committee. Gerrard, Wade, Brice, Mayor and holders can only play Monday annually to service debt incurred for a new irrigation system, Leonard and Coun. Leif Wergeland through Thursday. supported the motion. While last year’s full pass expected to be paid off by 2023. Decisions need to made by look“You are not the only people allowed a maximum of 120 rounds per year, this year’s more expen- that are in charge. This belongs ing at the bigger picture, Wergesive pass would only allow for 90 to all of us,” Tracksell Avenue resi- land said. “We cannot do things in rounds annually. There are restric- dent Patricia Houston told coun- piecemeal. … I have to look at the whole budget.” tions on how many rounds pass- cillors and municipal staff. Wade said the reception at three “We not only contribute money, holders can play each week, and how many can be played in the by way of taxes, we contribute a open houses Saanich held in the sense of community. You need to last month on the golf course summer. “We’re not opposed to paying consult with us, as members of doesn’t paint a true picture of what all stakeholders feel. this community, things are more, we’re to getting Page 38 opposed week beginning February 23, 2012 when Real Estate Victoria “I’ve had people coming up to less,” Mieras said after the meeting. in trouble.” Coun. Vicki Sanders, who along me saying ‘It’s a tough decision “And this is not going to increase their revenue because a lot of our with Murdock and councillors and I’m glad you’re fiscally responmembers may just choose not to Judy Brownoff and Vic Derman sible.’ Those people don’t come didn’t support the motion, said out to the meeting and say, ‘Rah, purchase the pass.” Green fees will also increase by decisions have been made “hast- rah, rah,’” she said. As part of the split approval, $5 this year, and $2 each year in ily and ill-informed.” On Wednesday, Sanders took council directed parks and recre2013 and 2014. Closing the restaurant at Cedar issue to a comment made by Coun. ation director Doug Henderson Hill Golf Course, which happened Paul Gerrard during the meeting, to look at a public engagement last Friday (Feb. 17), is expected where he said that changes need process, in the context of deficit to save $98,000 on this year’s bud- to be made imminently because reduction, then report back to council. the course “is bleeding red.” get. Continued from Page A1
4752 Interurban, $679,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353
9378 Bitterroot Pl., $199,000 pg. 9
4027 Zinnia, $414,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 1-800-480-6788
2368 Amherst, $419,000 pg. 31
22-7070 West Saanich, $293,500 pg. 22
304-4535 Viewmont, $239,900
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448
Saturday 11:30-1:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353
Sunday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
1268 Tall Tree Pl, $714,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240
21-10457 Resthaven Dr., $645,000 pg. 22
Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Ltd. Michele Holmes 250-656-0911
145 Crease Ave, $410,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Josh Ray, 250-477-7291
9-3993 Columbine Way, $369,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301
71-4125 Interurban, $399,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
103-3915 Carey Rd., $319,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry 250-818-8736
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Barbara Ronald 250 744-8211
1919 Venross, $544,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710
10141 Bowerbank Rd, $729,900 pg. 23
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gary Anderson, 250-744-3301
Saturday & Sunday 1-3:30 Saanich Peninsula Properties John Romashenko 250 588-9246
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131
Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943
Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683 pg. 24
Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484
Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124
2078 Gourman Pl pg. 2
Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Elaine Wright, 250-474-6003
549 Delora Dr., $599,000 pg. 32
Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250-858-0424
2687 Winster, $429,900 pg. 27
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828
Sunday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Valerie Edwards, 250-477-9947
1442 Winslow pg. 5
4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,199,788 pg. 27
Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808
3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900 pg. 40
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy 250-642-3240
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683
Saturday - Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033
3363 Mary Anne, $499,900 pg. 34
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828
2694 Fergus, $364,900 pg. 25
Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Jordan Thome 250 477-5353
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124
Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683
2342 Coopers Hawk Rise pg. 29
1678 Wooden, $499,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kerstin Sykes, 250-589-1310
593 Latoria, $285,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124
4670 Goldstream, $748,000
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Vinnie Gill, 250-744-3301
117-643 Granderson, $369,000
303-631 Brookside Rd., $309,900 Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Limited Shaughna Boggs-Wright 250-391-1893
2437 Gatewheel Rd., $578,800 Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Ian Jules 250-380-6683
304-611 Brookside, $399,000
3134 Wishart, $449,500 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588
Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828
22-172 Belmont Rd, $345,000
304-611 Brookside, $198,000
563 Brant Pl., $599,500 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 812-7277
662 Goldstream Ave., $219,900
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Dennis Jabs, 250-882-7393
Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 474-6003
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333
3292 Mary Anne, $505,000
123-945 Bear Mountain, $515,000
2390 Echo Valley Dr, $684,900
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943
468 Chapel Heights, $624,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Cheryl Barnes, 250-413-7943
3326 Blueberry, $379,900
3689 Ridge Pond, $539,900
36-2771 Spencer, $259,000
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sylvia Schumann, 250-474-4800
1622 Millstream, $799,900
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301
Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ron Bahrey 250 477-7291
2298 Setchfield, $599,900 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301
907 Dawn Lane, $579,000
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353
633 Rason Rd, $519,900
3418 Pattison Way, $472,500 Sunday 2:30-4:00 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683
7958 Galbraith, $520,000
768 Willing Dr, $659,000
1250 Parkdale Creek, $474,900
28-2070 Amelia Ave, $247,500 pg. 24
2168 Kingbird, $535,000
2366 Amherst, $420,000
107-10160 Third, $259,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353
9045 Lochside Dr, $975,000
Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828
Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333
304-2050 White Birch, $162,900
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Bernie Wilkinson 250 477-5353
Sunday 12:30-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
Sunday 12-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683
333-2245 James white Blvd, $249,900
Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Steven Klipper, 250-208-3922 pg. 34
71-7701 Central Saanich Rd, $145,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353
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2186 Stone Gate
13-2020 White Birch, $429,500
2208 Bradford Ave, $459,000
1050 Burnside, $519,000
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301
2208 Bradford Ave, $459,000 Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Steven Klipper, 250-208-3922
2051 Brethour Pkwy, $428,900
10375 Allbay, $824,900 pg. 3
Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Ltd. Michele Holmes 250-656-0911
Municipal administrator Tim Wood told council that the approved Mayor Frank Leonard reassured changes weren’t set in stone, if the the unhappy crowd that, as part financial issues persist. “If monitoring on a weekly, of the approved recommendation, council will monitor how the monthly, quarterly basis we saw changes affect the financial situa- something that needed to be addressed … we wouldn’t be tion of the golf course. “If this isn’t working, we need to afraid to come back to council to make (the golf course) sustainfind out quick,” he said. But Sanders said Wednesday able,” Wood said. Mieras said she’s concerned that the changes are reminiscent of another failed endeavour at the that council’s approval to increase fees without starting the consultagolf course. “Is this not the same as what tion process beforehand will drive happened to the restaurant? They business away. “We have a lot of rethinking to say ‘Oh, the sky’s falling, the restaurant is not making money, we’ve do with the club now. I don’t want got to cut down the hours.’ Well to lose the passes with a knee-jerk reaction and sayDIRECTORY ‘don’t buy them the customer pays the bills, andOPEN HOUSE you don’t have customers,” Sand- (out of protest).’ I don’t know what ers said. “By reducing the hours the result’s going to be,” she said. and increasing the cost, are we “I don’t want to lose the club – actually driving customers away? we’ve been here 60 years, and we I don’t know, but I don’t think we want to be here another 60 years, gave it a chance to see if there’s a but right now I just don’t know different model that would work what’s going to happen.” firstname.lastname@example.org better.” Leonard disagrees. “If (the changes go) as planned, we’ll get updated annually at budget time. Write to us at If it doesn’t go as planned, we’ll email@example.com obviously hear about it sooner.”
2141 Stone Gate
2478 Ocean Ave., $829,000
Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301
Saturday 2:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000
9-520 Marsett Plc., $589,700
Saturday & Sunday 1-3:30 Saanich Peninsula Properties John Romashenko 250 588-9246
9637 Second St, $569,900
21-7583 Central Saanich, $172,000
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301
Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911
Eye on the future
Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124 pg. 27
1616 Millstream, $799,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333
957 Shawnigan Lake, $319,900 pg. 40
Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat & Sun 11-4 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Daniel Weiss 250 383-1500
SAANICH NEWS - Friday, February 24, 2012
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Braves storm into playoffs
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Saanich Braves face Campbell River in first round Travis Paterson News staff
Expectations are for teams who have proved something, not for teams with something to prove. And so the Saanich Braves enter the playoffs feeling like contenders to win the Vancouver Island Travis Paterson/News staff Junior Hockey League, despite finishing the regu- Braves coach Brad Cook talks to his team lar season 25 points back of first place. during practice at Pearkes on Monday. The Braves edged the Comox Valadded two assists, tying him with ley Glacier Kings 4-1 in Comox on Cougars forward Steve Axford for Saturday (Feb. 18), the team’s “best the scoring lead at 75 points each. finish in many years,” said coach They’ll share the Doug Morton TroBrad Cook. ■ The Braves continue phy, and it’s rumoured to be the Despite the Braves having the the series in Campbell first time that’s happened in league league’s top scorer and finishing River for Games 3 history. with a three-game win streak, all an 4 and return to “As a team we’re winning a lot, eyes are on the Victoria Cougars. Pearkes for Game and expecting to win every game, The Cougars finished with the best 5, if necessary, on which is exciting,” Jones said. record among all 37 junior B teams Wednesday (Feb. 29). “Against the Storm, we have to in B.C. and are the heavy favourite make sure we work hard and back to win the Brent Patterson Memoup our skill with physical play.” rial Trophy, VIJHL championship. Coach Cook sees danger in the Storm’s tenacTonight (Feb. 24) the Braves host the Campbell River Storm for Game 2 of their opening round ity. “They have an extremely hard work ethic and it playoff series, 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena. “The Cougars are expected to win,” Braves cap- can be really frustrating to play against. It becomes tain Ty Jones said. “We’re in a good position with unorthodox, and scrambly hockey that’s in your home advantage for the first two rounds (at least). face, and you have to keep your discipline.” See Saanichnews.com for a full preview and I think we’re the dark horse to win it all.” The “season-long battle” with Comox came to updated coverate of the Braves playoff run. firstname.lastname@example.org an end with the 4-1 win. Jones scored a goal and
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crime has been committed or a tragic accident has occurred. First responders to the scene might include the police, firefighters or paramedics. There’s another group of first responders, however. They are the staff and volunteers of the Greater Victoria Police Victim Services. “We provide the first response to the emotional side of an incident,” said Antoinette Warren, program director. “We provide emotional support to victims and their families, we refer people to appropriate services, and we explain the procedures that follow a crime or a serious incident.” Warren’s team of staff and highly trained volunteers might be called to go with police to support a crime victim, or to help notify family members of a sudden death. At other times, police will ask Victim Services to contact a victim shortly after an incident. People are also welcome to contact the program themselves, regardless of whether they’ve reported a crime or incident to the police. Sympathy and knowledge When contact is made, clients receive a sympathetic ear and a knowledgeable source of information about police, coroner and court procedures. While the Victim Services team does not provide counseling themselves, they do provide referrals to counseling and other support services. They also provide court support to clients. This ranges from helping to prepare a victim impact statement to accompanying a client to court. “Most high-profile court cases you hear about will have one of our team members involved supporting the victim or the victim’s family,” said Warren, who explained that court support can go on for months – and sometimes years. “I really appreciated and looked forward to the support worker calling every week – this was very comforting,” said one former client of Victim Services.
The Victim Services team works closely with each police force in the Capital Regional District, including the military police that serve Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Core funding comes from the Capital Regional District and the provincial Ministry of Justice, which charges a 15 per cent surcharge to criminal fines to underwrite victim services programs throughout the province. All services are provided free to clients. Targeting the under-served In 2011, Greater Victoria Police Victim Services opened close to 1,300 files but they noticed that some groups were under-represented according to the region’s population. Seniors, for example, only accounted for 27 of those files. New immigrants and First Nations people were also under-represented. That prompted Victim Services to apply for funding from The Victoria Foundation and the federal Department of Justice to develop a campaign to target those three populations. Print materials are being published in five languages and information sessions are being developed that will focus on issues of particular interest to each group. The session for new immigrants, for example, will provide an overview of the B.C. justice system and democratic process in an effort to allay concerns of immigrants from countries where there is widespread distrust of the police and courts. Sessions for seniors will include information about elder abuse and those for Aboriginal people will incorporate respect for First Nations cultural traditions. “The purpose of the campaign is two-fold,” said Warren. “We want to spread the word about the service and we also want to recruit more volunteers from these populations.” Breaking through the isolation It’s all part of Victim Services’ goal to break through the isolation the surrounds people who’ve been the victim of a crime or a trau-
matic incident. “Someone who’s been through trauma is not at their best,” she said. “And when you’ve been broken in to or been the victim of an assault, there’s a feeling of violation. It’s hugely meaningful to know you’re not alone – that there are people and organizations out there to support you.” How you can help: • Attend an information session (starting in March) • Apply to become a Victim Services volunteer. • Make a donation to The Greater Victoria Police Victim Services. Learn more at www.gvpvs.org or email info@ gvpvs.org or call 250-995-7351. To learn more about The Victoria Foundation, check www.victoriafoundation.ca
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