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On New Year’s Day, they offered soup, fresh salmon and musical entertainment in Centennial Square. This week, they’re headed to post-secondary campuses around the region. The People’s Assembly of Victoria may have faded from the spotlight, but the local leaderless Occupy movement remains active, with assemblies aimed at attracting student protestors throughout the month of January. “We’re trying to open up a space for discussion, space for dissent and space for finding solutions,” said Anushka Nagji, a People’s Assembly of Victoria participant and law student at the University of Victoria. “(We’re exploring) ways to empower and access students, to hook them into the movement.” The People’s Assembly of Victoria will facilitate a special assembly at noon today (Jan. 11) outside UVic’s McPherson Library. The UVic Students’ Society will not be officially represented at the event. However, the student group supports the assembly’s interest in bringing to light issues such as rising student debt, said society chairperson Tara Paterson. The Camosun College Student Society is also in the early stages of collaboration with the People’s Assembly of Victoria, which will likely have an oncampus presence during January, as well as during a student action campaign called “All Out Feb. 1.” “They’re interested in issues we’ve been fighting for for a

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Anushka Nagji, a People’s Assembly of Victoria participant and law student at the University of Victoria, holds up Occupy Victoria buttons in the Student Union Building on Monday. Occupy Victoria members were on campus to seek more support from students. long time,” said Camosun College Student Society external executive Madeline KellerMacLeod. “Lots of our students are supportive of the movement, so we definitely welcome it.” Nagji has no set goals for Occupy Victoria, outside of

her personal hopes for a more direct democracy, she said. “What is attractive and exciting to me, about Occupy right now, is that I’m creating those goals with other people,” she said. The People’s Assembly of

Victoria will continue to target specific community groups in the months ahead, Nagji added, noting that Occupy Victoria would like to better represent a more diverse cross-section of the population. nnorth@saanichnews.com

Saanich homeowners can expect to pay about $50 more this year for using water and sewer services. The average Saanich home is projected to use 341.72 cubic metres of water this year. That home will pay $421 in 2012, $24 more than last year. The sixper-cent jump is broken down into increases in the bulk water cost ($4.50), Saanich’s operating costs ($2.30 and the municipal infrastructure replacement costs ($17.20). “(The infrastructure replacement cost) is the largest component of that because council has a plan to reach sustainable levels of infrastructure replacement by 2019 at the latest,” said Paul Murray, the municipality’s director of finance. The average annual sewer charge will also rise this year, by $23, to $292. This 8.6-per-cent jump over 2011 includes increases to the CRD operating costs ($5), Saanich’s operating costs ($3) and the infrastructure replacement costs ($3). Both costs are based on consumption, however, so residents are reminded that “the more you use, the more you pay,” Murray said. Council was expected to approve the rate increases at Monday night’s council meeting. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Plenty to gain for Saanich’s Biggest Loser Kyle Slavin News staff

There are no intrusive cameras filming your workouts. No falsified, over-the-top dramatics of reality TV to detract from the goal of Saanich’s Biggest Loser challenge. The program, offered through Commonwealth Place, is one of dozens offered through Saanich’s recreation department to help people with fitness and weight-loss related New Year’s resolutions. “We try to customize the program to each person so that is enjoyable and userfriendly for everyone,” said Kamran Rad, weight room programmer for Commonwealth Place. “I don’t agree with some of the things (the TV show does) that aren’t healthy. … We make it about baby steps, about seeing success in a healthy way, not an extreme way.” Eleven different classes, running now through March 31, are offered. And it’s not just about weight loss. Nutritional and motivational aspects are touched on, too. “For a lot of them, this is about getting rid of their fear and changing their habits – becoming regular users of the facility,” Rad said. “I think a lot of people are intimidated by going to the gym – not knowing how to operate the equipment safely, or they’re conscious of their body image.” January is the busiest month at Saanich’s four rec centres, noted Gordon Head recreation’s manager, Charlene Parker. That’s why new programs begin at the start of the new year, when people are more attuned to

Saanich Commonwealth Place weightroom programmer Kamran Rad gets ready for the Biggest Loser classes, which started this week at the recreation centre. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

their health and fitness. “We’re just packed to the rafters. Our programs are doing really well, and drop-ins spike this time of year, too,” she said. “The New Year’s rush used to end around late January, the first of February, but the last couple of years we’re seeing people stick with it longer – stretching right into April and May.” That long-term interest, Rad says, is what the Biggest Loser challenge aims to promote. “A lot of them, once they get rid of their fear, they’ll take some of the other pro-

grams in the spring – aerobic programs, the weight room circuit classes,” he said. “I would say about half of them develop a new habit (from the Biggest Loser program) and become a regular user of the facility.” Another key to developing a healthy habit is using the buddy system, says Commonwealth manager Tom Bryce. He recommends having a partner who’ll make the same commitment you do – go to the gym at the same time as you, take the same program you do, swim alongside you – as motivation. The Biggest Loser isn’t new for Saanich.

Commonwealth has offered the program for two years, complete with a prize for the participant who loses the largest percentage of weight. The winner receives a threemonth pass to Saanich’s rec centres, valued at $136. Hundreds of health and fitness classes are starting through the different rec centres – with options for all age groups, fitness levels and activity interests. For a complete list of programs, check out Saanich’s Active Living Guide, at saanich.ca/parkrec/recreation/alg.html. kslavin@saanichnews.com

Warring neighbours wanted for proposed reality TV show Erin McCracken News staff

Problems between you and your neighbours could pay off if you don’t mind airing those issues on the small screen. A Saanich production company is searching for neighbours who are not only at war, but interested in peace, for a TV show it is developing called Neighbourhood vs Neighbour. Showcasing issues plaguing neighbours would be a unique addition to reality television, said Erin Skillen, vicepresident of May Street Productions Ltd. The show would also feature a conflict-resolution specialist or psychologist – the hunt is on for a specialist based on the Island, in Vancouver or Seattle – who will work oncamera with the warring neighbours.

Witnesses sought after cyclist struck Jan. 1 Saanich police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed an accident between a vehicle and a bicyclist on Dec. 31. The accident occurred in the noon hour on McKenzie Avenue between Shelbourne and Oakwinds streets. Police want to speak to the driver of the vehicle involved, or anyone who witnessed the incident. Saanich police can be reached at 250-4754321. kslavin@saanichnews.com

“We are genuinely looking to help people, not exploit them,” said Skillen. “Some reality shows come in and they really mess with people and manipulate them, and we aren’t interested in doing that.” Victoria casting director Annie Klein is looking for neighbours from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to film a demo over one or two days in the next two months. Only one neighbour needs to apply. The opposing neighbours would be contacted later in the process, if producers are interested. Skillen will begin pitching the concept to Canadian and U.S. television broadcasters later this month. If there’s interest, the demo could be expanded into a full series. Neighbours featured in the show won’t be paid because the producers don’t want people to ‘perform’ for the camera, said Skillen.

But if it becomes a series, the unpopular neighbour on the block may receive free home repairs, if that’s the source of the trouble. The disputing neighbours could also be asked to collaborate on community projects, such as creating a park, Skillen said. Producers are also prepared for relationships that can’t be improved. “In some cases, if people just really don’t fit in their neighbourhood and are really unhappy, we can work with them and a real estate agent to find a neighbhourhood that might be a better fit,” Skillen said. “We just want to help, basically, and make good TV at the same time.” For details or to apply, please contact casting director Annie Klein by emailing castingcallvic@gmail.com or calling 250-217-9006 by Jan. 19. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. emccracken@vicnews.com

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A group of B.C. public health officers is part of a growing coalition of policy leaders urging the legalization and taxation of marijuana. The Health Officers Council of B.C. voted to endorse Stop the Violence B.C. and called for regulation of illegal substances like marijuana to reduce the harm from substance use and the unintended consequences of government policies. “The Health Officer’s Council and other experts are not saying that marijuana should be legalized and taxed because it is safe,” said Dr. Paul Hasselback, a Vancouver Island medical health officer who chairs the council. “We are saying that proven public-health approaches should be used to constrain its use. There is now more danger to the public’s health in perpetuating a market driven by criminal activity.” The coalition argues prohibition has failed and enforcement has little impact on drug use, merely fuelling the $7-billion illegal pot industry that experts say is directly linked to the spike in

Marijuana grow operations like this one discovered in Saanich thrive due to demand for the illegal substance.

Councillor: joint meeting should focus on Douglas Street planning Coun. Vic Derman was expected Monday night to ask for his colleagues’ support in focusing the next joint Saanich-Victoria council meeting on planning opportunities along the Douglas Street corridor. “What you want to do is choose the land-use you want, then use the transportation choices to accomplish that and support it, and I think we have a huge chance to do that there,” Derman said. Saanich mayor Frank Leonard and Victoria mayor Dean Fortin told the News in December that the

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gang-related killings since 1997. A report released by Stop the Violence says teens find it easy to buy marijuana. Pot use among them is up considerably since the 1990s, despite heavy spending on drug enforcement. “By every metric, this policy is failing to meet its objectives,” said Dr. Evan Wood, a Vancouver doctor and founder of the coalition. By regulating the market, he said, the distribution and use of marijuana would be more controlled and would also eliminate

organized crime from the equation. It would also provide a source of tax revenue in the hundreds of millions, he added. Cannabis arrests in Canada climbed from 39,000 in 1990 to more than 65,000 in 2009, according to the coalition. An estimated 27 per cent of respondents aged 15-24 in one B.C. poll stated they used pot at least once in 2008. Four ex-mayors of Vancouver have also backed the coalition. editor@saanichnews.com

Douglas corridor was their No. 1 choice for topic of discussion. The two municipalities held their first joint meeting in September, focusing the discussion on regional emergency planning and climate action planning. Derman says the first successful joint meeting “set the stage” to start discussing significant Douglas Street opportunities. The next joint council meeting is set for early February at Saanich municipal hall. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Lessons taken from vandalism Whether the spray-painting of swastikas on headstones at Victoria’s Emanu-El Cemetery was driven by ignorance or hatred, the act led to an outpouring of support for the Jewish community. Hundreds gathered at the burial ground Sunday to help let the region’s Jewish community know that tolerance and understanding is in Desecrating of greater supply in the Capital Region graves offers a than intolerance and teaching point bigotry. There may be no simple answer as to why the graves were marked with the symbol of the Jews’ Second World War-era oppressors, the German Nazis – those buried were Holocaust survivors, a fact perhaps unknown to the vandals. Victoria police are treating the case as a hate crime. Proclaiming the act to be driven by hatred is one thing, proving it in court, of course, may be something altogether different. It may be naive to think the vandalism of headstones is likely the act of a young person or people with a rudimentary sense of history trying to get a rise out of some adults; or perhaps someone with a sick sense of humour. If the act was driven by ethnic intolerance, we hope it proves to be an isolated stunt carried out by someone who is mentally unstable, not a planned effort by one or more people who carry such insensitivity in their hearts and minds. One thing the actions proved is that memories of the Holocaust and their lasting effect more than 70 years later remain close to the surface, not only for our Jewish community but for anyone with a sense of empathy. For certain, something positive has already come from the situation. The community at large closed ranks and offered support, the way Greater Victorians are prone to do. We hope it also keeps conversations going about the Holocaust among our younger generations and why it’s important to learn from that horrible chapter in human history. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com 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.

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Progress Board served B.C. well and glossed over the findings. How is B.C.’s economy doing? The key flaw with the Progress This question occupies a great Board turned out to be its emphasis deal of time in our political debate. on provincial rankings. But since that debate B.C. ranked first for the is mostly an exercise in entire 10 years in health selecting facts and passing and environmental blame back and forth, it’s conditions, and near the difficult to tell. bottom in a complex Former premier Gordon measure of “social Campbell set out to condition” that was often change that in 2001 with oversimplified as poverty. the establishment of In most measures, the B.C. Progress Board. including economic Independent directors ones, the rankings barely established six “core targets,” environmental, Tom Fletcher changed in a decade. In his final report, health and social B.C. Views board chair Gerry indicators as well as Martin noted that B.C.’s economic measures, improvements in economic output and tracked them annually with and income were significant, but comparisons to other provinces. didn’t move them up the rankings This created a 10-year database because other provinces had that doesn’t exist anywhere else. similar success. Big recoveries in But it hasn’t exactly been flattering, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland a sign that it has been kept free of meant that B.C. sometimes slipped political interference. in the relative rankings despite Premier Christy Clark’s recent major gains. decision to replace the Progress Martin noted that on crime, Board has sparked another round “initial performance was so of political blame-storming. The poor that B.C.’s best-in-country NDP opposition was accustomed improvements over several years to jumping on the annual rankings were needed just to move B.C. and trumpeting the ones that cast to about average.” (There’s an the B.C. Liberals in a bad light. example of how independent this Predictably, they portrayed the board has been.) remake of the board as an effort to Crime is part of the board’s sweep embarrassing results under “Social Condition Index,” along with the rug. low birth weight babies and longMedia often focus on the political term unemployment. This has been horse race rather than details of a favourite of opposition critics, dull old policy. When the board’s because B.C. started low and annual reports came out, they slipped lower. typically covered the political fight

But they won’t tell you the whole story, through the NDP 1990s as well as the B.C. Liberal 2000s. “B.C. ranked sixth in the Social Condition Index in 1990, improved to third in 1993, but deteriorated through the rest of the 1990s and into the next decade such that it sank to last place for 2001 and 2002,” the final report says. “Improvements between 2002 and 2007 saw B.C. reach fifth place in 2006 and 2007, but rank changes on low birth weights and long-term unemployment brought B.C. to seventh in 2008 and ninth in 2009.” Does this mean the NDP government of the 1990s did a bad job, or that the B.C. Liberals did better and then screwed up? It could be spun that way, but there are external factors involved. The B.C. Progress Board didn’t just do rankings. Its policy suggestions were implemented in regulatory reform, energy selfsufficiency, creating community courts and UBC Okanagan, and proceeding with the Site C dam. Martin notes that the successor organization, the Jobs and Investment Board, will carry on the performance monitoring and “hold government’s feet to the fire,” in particular on its ability to attract investment. It’s time to stop arguing about the level of poverty and find new ways to alleviate it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Values key to Kyoto withdrawal the right move in long run ending racism Racism is a social pathology. Whenever it raises its ugly head we see diseased and sick people responsible. It can be targeted at Jews, as happened at the Emanu-El Cemetery recently here in Victoria, or, it can aim at certain Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, First Nations people, or any identifiable group of people. Who the victim is matters less than the fact that somebody allows his or her sickness to be displayed publicly. They must stop, and perpetrators must be rehabilitated to respect the decency and core values at the heart of any civilized society. That is the core tenant of the Victoria Multifaith Society – an organization of Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Unitarians, and First Nations people. We abhor racism in all its many forms, and raise up core values central in all our faith traditions. Our intention and hope is to foster a more caring, compassionate and loving society, which can bridge differences with respect without giving licence to racism and intolerance. We invite people of all spiritual traditions to join with us in this ongoing work. Dale Perkins Christian member of the board, Victoria Multifaith Society

Letters to the Editor The News welcomes your opinions and comments. Letters to the editor should discuss issues and stories that have been covered in the pages of the News. To put readers on equal footing, and to be sure that all opinions are heard, please keep letters to less than 300 words. The News reserves the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste. The News will not print anonymous letters. Please enclose your phone number for verification of your letter’s authenticity or to discuss using your letter as a guest column. Phone numbers are not printed. Send your letters to: ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Saanich News, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, B.C., V8W 1E4 ■ Fax: 250-386-2624 ■ Email: editor@saanichnews.com

Re: Kyoto pullout reason enough to remove PM (Letters, Jan. 4) The remarks by D. Perkins have prompted me to respond with a contrary opinion on this topic and all those who keep saying (environmentalists, the Green Party, NDP, etc.) that Canada should be ashamed, as a nation, to have opted out of this agreement. To all those who criticize Canada’s decision to cease supporting this accord, I say this: What if anything, do they expect our government to do in dealing with the position China, India and the U.S. have taken to not accept the terms of this agreement, and therefore continue to pollute in an unrestricted manner? Why should Canada continue to play the role of example setter if, by doing so, other nations pollute the environment to the max with impunity and without concern? Consider this: by Canada insisting that all nations must act as equal partners in the protection of the environment, real pressure is being applied to all, not just a few. Especially to the nations who were previously unwilling to sign on. Now, suddenly and since Canada has opted out of the Kyoto Protocol, China, the second-worst offender, is beginning to make noises about addressing the problem. So, too, is the U.S. These countries are suddenly willing to talk about this topic since Canada has opted out of the accord. This is proof that Canada’s position has had positive effects on the worst polluters. The Canadian position on this subject is the correct one. I am not in the least ashamed about the decision our government has made in cancelling our commitments regarding the Kyoto Protocol. The actions achieved thus far, due to this decision, will produce positive results in the long run and more expediently, than with that lopsided and unworkable agreement. Arthur Ooms Saanich

Driving law violates rights Re: Drivers who drink deserve harsh penalties (Letters, Jan. 4) I fully agree with this letter writer’s premise about drivers who drink, however, she misses the crucial point. The current law allows a policeman to act as police officer, prosecutor, judge, and jury in impounding a car for breath test under the 0.08 limit using equipment that has already been shown to be faulty (remember the calibration fiasco?). To me, this is a blatant violation of our civil rights to an independent judiciary. If we allow this type of prosecution in this instance, what is next? How far are we prepared to let our liberties wither away before we become a police state? Roger Love Saanich

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Hockey fans will raise a cheer for some of their favourite Island players this Sunday when the Saanich Junior Braves host the 20112012 VIJHL All Star Classic. Coming Jan. 15 to George Pearkes Arena, the full day of hockey includes the Prospects Games at 1 p.m., a Skills Competition at 2:30 p.m. and the All Star Classic at 3:30 p.m. Each member of the seven-team Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League – including the Saanich Junior Braves, Victoria Cougars, Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders in the South Island Division, and the Oceanside Generals, Comox Valley Glacier Kings and Campbell River Storm in the North Island Division – will send participants for the day’s events. “We really want this event to be one of the premiere events of the hockey season and a showcase of these top Comox goalie players,” says Saanich Junior Braves general manager Cam Large Norm Kelly. “We want to make it a fun day for families – a day of celebration for the league and for the year.” Adding a little local star power, CTV Vancouver Island personality Mira Laurence and Kool FM personality Robin Farrell will each face off from the benches of the North and South Prospects teams – assisted by several Junior A coaches – in the first game of the afternoon. Following the 1 p.m. start, fans will enjoy two 20-minute periods of fast-paced four-on-four action, with Laurence and Farrell presenting the game MVPs after the final whistle. Highlighting the importance of skating to a successful hockey career – it’s a fundamental belief for Junior Braves coach and former Victoria Salmon King Brad Cook – the Skills Competition between games will challenge the players to find the fastest skater. Dubbed “The Road to the Final Four,” the Sports Traders-sponsored event, overseen by Cook, will feature two skaters on the North and South teams will be selected at the end of play. red line who will skate one lap forward then one lap backAll in all, hockey fans are in for a full day of fun with their ward. The winner moves on to the next round. “If you talk to up-and-coming hockey players. any of the NHL teams, they’ll tell you, ‘We can teach you how “It will be a fun family day showcasing some of the best to play hockey; we can’t teach you how to skate,’” Kelly says. young hockey players on the Island,” Kelly says. Plan for plenThe day’s opening and ty of action, lots of prizes and closing ceremonies will be a concession available on-site. presented by Sam Witt ProPhotographer Christian Stewductions, with talented singer art will also have game action One of the hottest tickets this January will be for the Rhyley Bremner setting the photos available for sale in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League All Star Classic, stage with the national anlobby. hosted at Pearkes Rec Centre Sunday, Jan. 15. them. No stranger to the local The event is a great way for Tickets have been kept affordable for a day-full of fun: hockey scene, Rhyley’s broththe Junior Braves to showcase • $30 for the All Star banquet in the morning. er, Cody Bremner, played with how fast and exciting VIJHL • $15 for a full day of hockey, including both the Prosthe Victoria Grizzlies. hockey is, with young players pects and All Star games and the Skills Competition. For the main event, Saanand newcomers who will be • $7 for youth, with kids wearing their minor hockey ich Mayor Frank Leonard will vying for positions in Junior jersey getting in free. drop the puck to kick off three A, NCAA and beyond. “It’s Tickets will be available at the door or in advance from 20-minute periods of exciting, Junior B hockey and it’s fast the Braves regular season home games. junior hockey showcasing the and it’s exciting.” For more information, see www.saanichbraves.ca best of the best. MVPs for the The player banquet before

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the event will feature Victoria NHL veteran Geoff Courtnall, who will speak to the players and others on the benefit of hard work and perseverance – and how it took him to 17 years in the Show. “Our message to the kids is, you don’t have to be drafted; keep doing your powerskating, keep working hard,” Kelly says.H

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1 p.m. – Prospects warm-up 1:10 p.m. – Prospects and coaches introduced 1:15 p.m. – National anthem and ceremonial puck drop 2:15 p.m. – Presentation of North-South Prospects MVP by Robin Farrell and Mira Laurence 2:20 p.m. – Prospects North-South team photograph 2:29 p.m. – All Stars North-South team photographs 2:30 p.m. – Sports Traders Skills Competition – fastest skater 3:20 p.m. – Presentation of Sports Traders Skills winner 3:30 p.m. – All Star Classic warm-up 3:35 p.m. – Opening ceremonies with player introductions for the All Star Classic 2012 3:45 p.m. – Introduction of Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard with jersey presentation 3:50 p.m. – National anthem sung by Rhyley Bremner 3:55 p.m. – All Star Classic game 2012 4:15 p.m. – Saanich Braves Novice 1A team – seven-minute game ends the first period (timing approximate). 5:45 p.m. – Presentation of North-South All Star Classic MVP 5:50 p.m. – Closing Ceremonies

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Local artist pens All Star logo When the Saanich Braves welcome hockey fans from across the Island for the 2012 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s All Star Game, they’ll be showcasing more than the city’s athletic talents. The artistic work of Victoria’s Lucas Bell will also be front and centre. Bell, currently a student at the Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver, has created this year’s logo for the Braves. “The design incorporates elements of First Nations art, and both the Saanich Braves logo and the VIJHL logo. (Saanich colours and feathers on the left, and the VIJHL hockey stick and half maple leaf on the right) The seven stars on the top are for the seven VIJHL teams,” explains Bell, a former Saanich hockey player who was pleased to be able to participate in the All Star game in such a way. “It was such a pleasure, and a challenge to design this logo,” he says.H

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - SAANICH

Media friends square off from Prospects benches

By Jennifer Blyth

For her part, Laurence has been mulling over advice A little friendly for her bench since rivalry is nothgetting the call to ing new to hockey the Show. “Team and the Prospects Laurence has been game of the VIJHL preparing for this All Star Classic is big contest for no different. weeks now – I don’t Just ask guest know anyone on coaches Robin my team, but that Farrell, from Kool doesn’t matter – I FM mornings, and can tell you that all Mira Laurence, cylinders will be firsports anchor for Photo contributed ing and we’re gonna CTV Vancouver Robin Farrell and Mira Laurence come out ready to Island. play a full 60 min“This day will be fast-paced, cutting edge and a BIG DEAL for utes. We’re going to put our head down and all hockey and sports fans. Not only will you go to work and do what we have to do to get get to see some of the best Prospects to ever the job done,” she says. “We’ll generate more take to the ice, but you’ll also see my good scoring chances, we’ll keep going to the net friend Mira Laurence from CTV Sports and and we’ll come away with the win, and that’s I face off as coaches of what will clearly be all that matters.” Indeed, the stakes are high for the 60-minthe game of 2012…and the entire century,” Farrell predicts. “I am already working on ute four-on-four game. “Loser owes the winwhich Don Cherry outfit I will be wearing.” ner a pedicure!” says a confident Farrell. But don’t count Laurence out. She’s spent Hockey fans are in for a treat, Laurence agrees. “Not only will there be a high-quality this week in coach’s training camp – “learnproduct on the ice, but on the benches, two ing how to properly wipe the white board, proper water bottle tossing techniques, and D-list celebrity coaches will match wits.” To her team, Farrell advises: “Keep your appropriate hand gestures to show my disstick on the ice, always wear a helmet (on approval for one of the ref ’s calls,” and she AND off the ice), and try your best. Also, predicts Team Farrell is in for a long night... can I please have a jersey that says ‘COACH’ um...afternoon. “Is it wrong to jersey the other team’s and if there’s time…can you please teach me coach?” Laurence asks. H how to STOP in skates?

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Braves hockey is tobacco-free As part of its commitment both to mentoring minor hockey athletes and developing its own players, the Saanich Junior Braves have committed to supporting a tobacco-free environment. In addition to urging players to refrain from using any form of tobacco, including smoking and chew or spit tobacco, the junior hockey club, with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, asks fans and families to support the initiative at events, games and practices. “Tobacco use affects athletes’ health and decreases athletic performance, Nicotine in cigarettes and spit tobacco narrows blood vessels, raises your blood pressure and puts strain on your heart. Narrowed blood vessels can slow your reaction time and cause dizziness.” For more information about tobacco-free sports on Vancouver Island, visit www.viha.ca/mho/tobacco H

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Looking to take in a little more Braves hockey action this season? Follow the Saanich Junior Bs on their road to the playoffs: Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Saanich @ Peninsula Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Comox Valley @ Saanich Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Saanich @ Kerry Park Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Peninsula @ Saanich Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:15 p.m. Saanich @ Victoria Friday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Kerry Park at Saanich Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Saanich @ Oceanside Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Saanich @ Peninsula Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Oceanside @ Saanich Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Saanich @ Comox Valley

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The Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Ave. is featuring John McConnell, A Celtic Journey, Jan. 16 to Feb. 25. Widely known for his Journey of an Ancient Soul series, in 1998 McConnell was elected full membership in the prestigious Artist’s Association of Ireland (AAI). For the contemporary Irish painter, Ireland continues to be his spiritual home. He moved to Vancouver Island in 2004 to continue painting after a career as director of art education at Appleby College in Oakville, Ont. Known for both abstract and landscapes, his work is highly sought after. llavin@vicnews.com

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Thursday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. (Admission by donation) enjoy a Clarinet Class Recital. At the School of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Victoria hear students from the studio of Patricia Kostek in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall.

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St. Barnabas Church, 1525 Begbie Street (at Belmont secondary), presents Ensemble Pacifica on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. This is a woodwind ensemble directed by Dr. George Corwin. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information call the church office at 250-595-4324.

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Youth leaders feel positive about future Laura Lavin News Staff

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

A friend introduced Yonkman to BCYP and she was hooked by the planning and service aspects. “That summer there was a major service project in Vancouver and I got really involved, I guess that’s what made it stick for me,” she said. Gage, who is from Central Saanich, has been involved with youth parliament for six years. “I started when I was 15, my Grade 11 social studies teacher sent me the application and persuaded me to join,” the 21-yearold Stelly’s secondary school grad said. Youth parliament is in its 83rd year and open to young people between the ages of 16 and 21 from across the province. It’s a non-partisan organization that creates projects to help improve the lives of young people. It also organizes regional youth parliaments, which are designed for

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VIJHL All Star Classic

Tickets are available for the Island’s junior B allstar game this Sunday (Jan. 15) at Pearkes Arena. The prospects game is at 1 p.m., skills competition 2:30 p.m. and all-star game at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per adult, $7 per child, available through Anne McIntyre at anne@gericconstruction.com.

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Ryder Hesjedal at the press conference announcing the June 24 date for the second annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria.

Hesjedal green lighted for 2012 Giro d’Italia Travis Paterson Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Falling on hard times While the Victoria Royals have been falling in the standings since mid-November, Zane Jones specifically fell on Kelowna Rockets goalie Jordan Cooke during the Royals’ 4-3 loss at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday. It was the last home game before the Royals upcoming six-game road trip through the Prairies.

Go Sundher, go think about (getting When the Victoria Royals traded) a little, but this left this week for Regina in is my team and I want preparation for the upcoming to be with them.” six-game road trip, there was Having won just a good chance their esteemed once in the past 13 assistant captain Kevin Sundgames, Sundher’s her wouldn’t complete the departure would leave trip. the already-reeling Going into yesterday’s (Jan. Victoria Royals with a 10) trade deadline, Sundher was the most coveted player Travis Paterson major gap to fill. “I think hearing his on the Royals roster. Sundher, Island Insider name talked about has who is on contract to start weighed on Kevin and his pro career in the Buffalo Don Denton/News staff Sabres organization later this spring, affected his last few games,” Marc Habscheid and Kevin Sundher chat is in the midst of a breakout season, coach and GM Marc Habscheid during Royals practice. an accomplished two-way centre sitting said. tain players, regardless if they could “We have to think long term. seventh in WHL scoring. Sundher’s a speedy, intense player We said from the beginning we’re here help a playoff-bound team get that who thrives on the penalty kill and to build a championship team. We’re much further in the playoffs. “We have to protect our young playpower play. And he’s worth a lot to a in youth mode and we’re staying with playoff-bound team looking for depth that. But we don’t want to make a bad ers with older players. There’s such a thing as being too young,” the GM said. trade just to make a trade.” down the middle. Somewhere on the way to Regina, Sundher isn’t the only Royals With his team slipping from the final playoff spot in a nine-game losing player who will leave the WHL after likely Kamloops or Calgary, the Royals’ streak, Sundher knew he was on the this season. Forward Robin Soudek bus pulled over, and one, if not two playtrading block when he addressed the adds a tough, physical presence with ers stepped off and didn’t get back on. media one final time before the team’s great hands. Captain and defenceman But unlike other leagues, whoever got departure on Monday. But rather than Hayden Rintoul won the WHL champi- out will always be a Royal (and Bruin, speculate, his focus was on turning onship with the Kootenay Ice last year. if applicable). If it’s Sundher, the first “There’s lots of moving targets with thing people in Chilliwack and Victoria around the Royals’ fortunes. “I love Victoria,” Sundher said. “I love the trade deadline and things involved,” will say during next season’s NHL training camp is, “he played here.” everything about this place. I have no Habscheid said. sports@vicnews.com But there’s also a reason to keep cerreason to want to leave. Obviously you

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He was already named Canada’s cyclist of the decade, but 2012 could be the biggest of Ryder Hesjedal’s career so far. Team Garmin-Cervélo has “I’ll be opened the door for Hesjedal to lead the attack at the Giro watching to see d’Italia in May, the first of the if anyone can Grand Tours with France in July and Spain in August. come close to Last week, Hesjedal was my hill time (on in his hometown to promote the climb at the second running of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. Munn’s Road).” After which, he explained – Ryder Hesjedal where he fits in with his team’s strategy for the upcoming race season. The already hectic season also includes the Olympics in early August, should Hesjedal earn Canada’s only spot. The Tour de Victoria gran fondo event has been moved to June 24, just a week before the Tour de France. Not surprisingly, Hesjedal broke the news he won’t be part of this year’s Victoria race. “But I’ll be watching to see if anyone can come close to my hill time (on the climb at Munn’s Road).” Newly appointed title sponsor GoodLife Fitness isn’t worried about the event’s popularity lagging without Hesjedal’s presence. Organizer Seamus McGrath, an Olympic cyclist himself, is working to attract other big name cyclists to join the ride. Hesjedal, too, offered a glimmer of hope that he might make it after all. “I’m not counting myself totally out, you never know in cycling,” Hesjedal said. Hesjedal’s best season on the Tour de France came two years ago when he finished seventh overall. He hasn’t raced the Giro since 2008. The demanding three-week ride is similar to France. “It’s humbling to actually have a world-class team tell me, ‘you’re the rider for our world tour ambitions,’ Hesjedal said. Last season Hesjedal finished 18th overall, helping Garmin-Cervélo win the team trophy, while legging significant miles at the front of the peloton. This year, should things go right, those duties will be performed for Hesjedal, who aims for a top finish. “The road to Paris starts in Italy.” sports@vicnews.com


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Sports stats Basketball Results for the St. Michaels University School Senior Boys Basketball Invitational, Jan. 5 to 7 Playoff scores from Jan. 7 (top scorer) Belmont 59 (Erik Spaven 28) Lambrick Park 43 (Brendan Miller 12) Semifinal Oak Bay73 (Kaz Kobyashi 30) Bishop O’Byrne 56 St. Michaels 78 (Dawit Workie 14) Bishop Mahoney 64

Breakin’ out Oak Bay Breaker’s Katie Hanson is fouled as she jumps for a shot against Calgary’s Rundle College Cobras during play at the St. Michaels University School Invitational Senior Girls Basketball Tournament. Danica Robirtis scored 11 points in the tourney final to lead the Breakers past Calgary’s Bishop O’Byrne, 56-53, to win the tournament. The Breakers are the second ranked AAA team in the province. Don Denton/News staff

St. Michaels 60 (Joe Erlic 26) Lambrick Park 49 (Lucas Dellabough 24) Belmont 75 (Jordan Fenn 22) Bishop Mahoney 74 Final Vancouver College 88 (Isaiah Solomon 32) Oak Bay 72 (Evan Woodson 23) Final standings 1. Vancouver College 2. Oak Bay 3. Bishop O’Byrne (Calgary) 4. Strathcona 5. St. Michaels 6. Belmont 7. Bishop Mahoney (Calgary) 8. Lambrick Park 9. Bowness 10. Dover Bay 11. St. Mary’s 12. Cowichan Team Award Winners Will Slang (Cowichan) Stephen Klassens (St. Mary’s) Jon Bethell (Dover Bay) Shane Cuckow (Bowness) Sebastian Turcotte (Bishop Mahoney) Lucas Dellabough (Lambrick Park) Jordan Fenn (Belmont) Joe Erlic (SMUS) Dereck Kasusula (Strathcona) Derek Kroetsch (Bishop O’Byrne) Tavish Gudgeon (Oak Bay) JC Horton (Vancouver College) Tournament All-Stars Cole Penman (Vancouver College) Evan Woodson (Oak Bay) Kaz Kobyashi (Oak Bay)

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Harrison Lane (Strathcona) Matthew Matear (Bishop O’Byrne) Most Outstanding Player Isaiah Solomon (Vancouver College) Most Sportsmanlike Team Dover Bay Results for the St. Michaels University School Senior Girls Basketball Invitational, Jan. 5 to 7 Playoff scores from Jan. 7 (top scorer) St. Michaels 71 (Abbey Piazza 17) Rundle College 44 Claremont 62 (Melissa van Dyck 27) Lambrick Park 55 (Emma van Hooten 14) Final Oak Bay 56 (Danica Robirtis 11) Bishop O’Byrne 53 (Jade Olayinka 14) Final standings 1. Oak Bay 2. Bishop O’Byrne (Calgary) 3. Claremont 4. Lambrick Park 5. Stathcona 6. Bowness 7. St. Michaels 8. Rundle College (Calgary) Team Award Winners Amara Kraft (Rundle College) Abbey Piazza (SMUS) Jess Stroud (Strathcona) Courtney Kwasney (Bowness) Sam Lee (Claremont) Sarah Lefebvre (Lambrick Park) Kelly Young (Oak Bay) Melina Figueroa (Bishop O’Byrne) Tournament All-Stars Tyger Holt (Lambrick Park) Haley Cabral (Claremont) Erin James (Bishop O’Byrne) Bobola Olayinka (Bishop O’Byrne) Jill Cooper (Oak Bay) Most Outstanding Player Laura Dickson (Oak Bay) Most Sportsmanlike Team Strathcona

Results for the Spartan Invitational Senior boys basketball tournament at Claremont Secondary, Jan. 5 to 7 Playoff scores from Jan. 7 Spectrum 55 South Delta 73 Brentwood College 52 Delta 64 Spectrum 69 Matthew McNair 71 South Delta 56 G.P. Vanier 57 Final Claremont 44 Mt. Douglas 70 Final standings 1. Mt. Douglas 2. Claremont 3. Delta 4. Brentwood College 5. G.P. Vanier 6. South Delta 7. Matthew McNair 8. Spectrum Tournament MVP Conor Morgan, Mt. Douglas Tournament All-Stars Curtis Wilson (Mt. Douglas) Elliot Rowe (Mt. Douglas) Mason Loewen (Claremont) Jordan Green (Claremont) Lucas Goossen (Delta) Andrew Jones (Delta) Jordan Charles (Brentwood College) Dillon Robson (G.P. Vanier) Nolan Sullivan (South Delta) Royce Sargeant (Matthew McNair)

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On September 28, 2011, at 200 Block Maddock Avenue Saanich BC, Peace OfďŹ cer(s) of the Saanich Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,695 CAD, on or about 12:20 Hours, $200 US, on or about 12:20 Hours, $15 Japanese Yen, on or about 12:20 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under Section 354(1) (possession of property obtained by crime) Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ďŹ le Number: 2011-803, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture

unless a notice of dispute is ďŹ led with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ďŹ led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ďŹ led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ďŹ rst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website accessible online at www.pssg. gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture OfďŹ ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On September 28, 2011, at 200 Block Maddock Avenue Saanich BC, Peace OfďŹ cer(s) of the Saanich Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $935 CAD, on or about 12:20 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under Section 354(1) (possession of property obtained by crime) Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ďŹ le Number: 2011-810, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is

ďŹ led with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ďŹ led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ďŹ led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ďŹ rst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website accessible online at www.pssg. gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture OfďŹ ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 25, 2011, at 600 Block of Kent Street, Saanich, BC, Peace OfďŹ cer(s) of the Saanich Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1043.04 CDN, on or about 05:45 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under Criminal Code section 354 (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

FOUND. CALICO Cat, about 2 yrs old. Arrived Xmas eve, North Saanich. (250)656-2829 LOST: GOLD locket, (Filigree on front), Amethyst in centre, no chain, Sidney area, Jan. 2. Call 250-477-2484.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ.Storm watchers 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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TRAIN TO BE A HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT IN VICTORIA TODAY! Healthcare Assistants are prepared to work in both healthcare facilities and community agencies. HCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provide & maintain the health, safety, independence, comfort & well-being of individuals & families. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career ď&#x192;&#x17E;eld.

The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture OfďŹ ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. 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&#x20AC;&#x2122;t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/careers/

or 1-800-961-6616.

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

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

FORESTRY REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Long log trucks for the winter season in Fort St James, BC local haul. Contact: Steve @ Newland Enterprises: 250996-8838. Good rates, good haul.

A notice of dispute may be ďŹ led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ďŹ led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ďŹ rst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website accessible online at www.pssg. gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture.

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HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

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Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ďŹ le Number: 2011-817, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ďŹ led with the Director within

the time period set out in this notice.

1984 BMW 733i WBAFF8405E9283156 Owner D. Ritchie Will be sold on Jan. 25, 2012. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm 1992 BMW 318i WBACA42090AL28877 Owner T. Hansen Will be sold on Jan. 25, 2012. At 647 B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10-2pm. 1988 Honda Civic JHMED9365JS800537 Owner K. Gordon Will be sold on Jan. 25, 2012. At 647 B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10-2pm.

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SAANICH NEWS - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 

PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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FUEL/FIREWOOD

THAI CORNER Rest. Req’s 2 F/T Thai Food Cook, 3 to 5 yrs Exp. $3000/mo. Please email: r.chalermwat@hotmail.com or mail apply to: 2231 Bradford Ave., Sidney, B.C., V8L 2C8.

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

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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.

INCOME OPPORTUNITY HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

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M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

TRADES, TECHNICAL HARWOOD FORD SALES, needs Licensed Automotive Technicians, 1 hours from Calgary, Alberta. New Millenium Ford Dealership, state-ofthe-art technical equipment. 14 service bays, unlimited flat rate hours, in the heart of oil country. Send resume Joel Nichols, Fax 403-362-2921 Email: j-nich70@dealeremail.com gregharty09@gmail.com INDEPENDENT ELECTRIC & Controls Ltd. Hiring immediately, Western Canada locations: Electrical/Instrumentation; Journeyman/Apprentices. Oilfield/Industrial experience an asset. Standard safety tickets required. Email resume: careers@iecgroup.ca referencing job # CAJIJE003.

HOME CARE SUPPORT EXP. CARE aid/companion avail. Honest, reliable, mature female. CPR, Food Safe and WHMIS cert. Ref’s on request. $25/hr min 30hrs/week, live out. Wendy (250)479-8555. EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER (RCA) taking new clients. Respite, appointments, meals, shopping. Kerry 250-592-0622

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

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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. www.pioneerwest.com

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WASHER/DRYER (Heavy Duty), white, both work great, $400 obo (both) 250-658-5568

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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BIG BUILDING Sale. Clearance sale you don’t want to miss! 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel: 1800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. MATTRESS & B/Spr. sets from $169., 39”, 54”, Queen & King-Size; Wardrobes, Armoires, Ent. Centres, TV Stands, Hall-Trees, Desks, Bookcases, Storewide Clearance Up to 50% OFF! B/R & D/R Furnishings; Leather or Microfibre Sofa, Love & Chair $1199.; Lamps from $10., Accent Tables, Magazine Racks $9.95, 72” Hat/Coat Rack $15. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca We Buy, Sell, Trade. Visa, M/C PANASONIC KX-T7433C Digital Phone System; Complete with 19 handsets. Excellent condition, perfect for start-up office. Will accept best offer. 604-363-1397. PAWN SHOP Online: Get cash fast! Sell or get a loan for your watch, jewelry, gold, diamonds, art or collectibles from home! Toll-Free: 1-888435-7870 or online: |www.pawnup.com STEEL BUILDINGS End of season deals! Overstock must go - make an offer! Free delivery to most areas. Call to check inventory and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170

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

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BEAR MTN Athletic Club 10visit pass gym/pool/fitness classes. $134 value; $95. 250-391-6430. NEW BLENDER $34, new coffee machine $34. Desk atlas $24. (778)440-6628. NEW ENCHANTRESS pantyhose, large, misty grey. 6 pair, $30. (250)383-4578.

SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email: sea@ramco.ca

HOMES FOR RENT

AUTO FINANCING

SIDNEY: OCEAN view, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, close to town, $1950/mo. 1-877-353-5552 or info@whitetreecondos.com

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095 www.creditdrivers.ca

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COLWOOD, UNFURN’D room available, incls all utils, $450. (Avail immed). 250-858-6930.

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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SUITES, LOWER

FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

CAREY RD. area, 2 bdrm bsmt, laundry, all utils incl’d, $1100, (Immed) 250-386-8365 CAREY ROAD- spilt level 1 bdrm suite. Close to bus. F/P, deck, lots of parking, shared W/D. Includes hydro, water, basic cable. N/S, no dogs. $1000./mo. Call 250-727-3089 after 6pm.

250-885-1427

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

BEATERS UNDER $1000

C. SAANICH, 1 bdrm bsmt, all utils incl, priv ent, shared W/D, N/S, N/P, $750/mo, avail immed, call 250-213-8852. GORDON HEAD, 1-bedroom. Close to University, bus routes. Separate entrance, kitchenette and shared laundry. Quiet. No pets/smokers. Damage deposit and references required. $675/month. Free wi-fi, heat and hydro. Available Feb 1st. 250-727-2230. SAANICHTON LARGE 1 bdrm, priv entrance, shared laundry. NS/NP. $800 mo incls utils. Call (250)544-8007. SIDNEY- 1 bdrm + studio. Indoor cat OK. Sep entrance, N/S. $800. (250)812-4154.

SUITES, UPPER DOWNTOWN SIDNEY lge sunny 2bdrm, 1.5bath, modern open kitchen, 1 blk to ocean/main St. Garden, sunroom/den, FP, parking, NS, $1240 mo incls W/D, Feb. 1. Hugo at 403-259-1870 or call (evenings) at 403-253-5285. QUADRA/MACKENZIE: 3 bdrms, $1250+ 50% utils, sun deck, laundry, St. prkg. Avail immed, 250-516-5556.

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

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

858-5865 SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

TRUCKS & VANS

$0-$1000 CASH

For Junk Cars/Trucks

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

TowPimp.com 250-588-7172

toll free 1-888-588-7172

HOMES FOR RENT

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST!

NORTH SAANICHEnjoy views of farm lands from this lrg 1bdrm upper lvl suite, shared laundry, N/S, $800+ util’s. Call (250)652-7707. DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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

ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

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

FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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FUEL/FIREWOOD

CASH PAID

COLWOOD- 1 bdrm, shared laundry, priv ent, NS/NP. $795 incls utils, quiet, 250-391-7915

FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $930/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing. QUADRA: 2 bdrm apt., 2 bath, 3pc appl’s, h/w floors, NS/NP, close to everything. $1250. (250)216-5090, (250)386-6523 ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $800/mo. Avail immed. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

PANASONIC MICROWAVE, good shape, works well, $25. Call 250-656-2156.

AUTO SERVICES

JAMES BAY Village Penthouse, furnished, for female. NS/NP. $795. (250)380-2737.

TRANSPORTATION

FREE: CANNING jars, various sizes. Call 250-655-1943.

$80

WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: weth@ramco.ca

TRANSPORTATION

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HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

36” RCA TV (250)479-9160.

PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: pw@ramco.ca

REAL ESTATE

FREE ITEMS

FRIENDLY FRANK

GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities incl’s indoor pool, fitness facilities, above grnd and parkade pkg, on site laundry. Onsite staff avail. Please call Sue or Elena 250-380-6566 Email: gvapts@shaw.ca

RENTALS

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

with a classified ad 250.388.3535

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

Toll Free:

1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com


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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

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

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BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

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Cultivating culture A young SENCOTEN woman is ensuring younger generations are immersed in their native culture by helping launch a new language program at LÁU,WELNEW Tribal School

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Did you know? ■ First opened in 1989, LÁU,WELNEW Tribal School is supported by the four Peninsula bands. About 185 students, nursery (preschool) to Grade 9 are bused to school each day and for special events. ■ The school’s name is derived from the name of the Saanich People’s sacred mountain, LÁU,WELNEW – a spiritual place where the Saanich People found refuge after the great flood.

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Gerry Stanford, left, Andrew Schoonbie and Noemi Hadassamasson greet each other before the start of a vigil Sunday at the EmanuEl Jewish Cemetery on Cedar Hill Road. A crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered to support the Jewish community.

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An estimated 1,000 attended a vigil to show their support for the Jewish community Sunday after a vandal desecrated the Emanu-El Jewish Cemetery. In what police are calling a hate crime, a suspect or suspects spray painted swastikas and other images on five grave stones on Dec. 31. Rabbi Harry Brechner of Congregation Emanu-El organized the vigil at the burial grounds. At the event, he appealed for respect and inclusivity of the Jewish community and said he wished those responsible for the act of vandalism would come forward, so those affected could understand the reason behind the actions. On Monday, Oak Bay police revealed the antisemitic act wasn’t isolated. Police spokesperson confirmed another swastika was spray painted at the skate park of the Oak Bay Recreation Centre on Jan. 4. emccraken@vicnews.com

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