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TransCanada Crawlers Royal Roads University students Solange des Vignes, left, Justine Shu, Eric Berg, Erin Richards and Andrea Klassen crawl across the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and the TransCanada Highway. The students are organizing a “Crawlture Jam” where they’ll repeat the stunt on July 6 at 5:30 p.m. to poke fun at the time commuters waste in traffic. See story, Page A10. Sam Van Schie/News staff

Leave liquor at home, police warn Canada Day crackdown steps up enforcement of open liquor at fireworks Kyle Slavin News staff

Police will be cracking down on liquorrelated offences tonight (Canada Day) to ensure a good time is had by all – and everyone makes it home safe. A contingent of 200-plus officers from Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay and Central Saanich will be roaming the downtown core, while Saanich police and the Integrated Road Safety Unit will have roadblocks set up exiting the city.

Saanich has tripled the number of its onduty officers for a Friday night to ensure alcohol doesn’t fuel problems for revellers. “We want everybody in our community to have a good time but we will not tolerate any drunken rowdy behaviour,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. Officers will be monitoring liquor sales outlets, conducting roadblocks starting early in the night and co-ordinating with B.C. Transit to intercept drunken riders before they get downtown. VicPD Chief Jamie Graham said people busted with open liquor, or found to be drunk in public will be ticketed. Although it’s up to individual officers whether to ticket someone caught breaking liquor laws, VicPD is “going to do our very best to remove that discretion,” Graham

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said. “If you have open liquor, you’re going to get a fine.” The fine for consuming or being in possession of open liquor is $200, plus officers could slap another $150 fine on partiers who are drunk in public. More than 100 B.C. Transit employees will be on the roads and on standby Friday. Two

years ago, the bus company transported 61,500 riders on July 1, said B.C. Transit spokesperson Joanna Linsangan. “All hands are on deck that night,” she said. The transit company’s Friday late-night bus service, which it implemented last September, is expected to make a difference in getting more people home following the Canada Day fireworks. “We think it will be beneficial especially for those wanting to stay later,” said Linsangan. Late-night service will be available until 1:30 a.m. on the No. 4 University of Victoria bus, the No. 6 Esquimalt-Royal Oak and the No. 14 UVic-Victoria General bus. – with files from Erin Cardone

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Canada’s culinary mix celebrated this weekend Emma Prestwich News staff

Antonio Espinoza considers his mobile restaurant to be the “embassy” of Puerto Vallarta. He, his wife Angelina and their two sons run Puerto Vallarta Amigos, a food cart business that focuses on fresh, traditional Mexican fare. They brought the fourth-generation business with them when they moved here from the resort city seven years ago and found the area wanting for authentic Mexican food.

Espinoza says food trucks are a popular Mexican business in California, where the focus is on bringing food to the street. Now that they’ve settled in, the family has found Victoria has a strong connection to Puerto Vallarta. Many people who previously lived in the city come up to them, saying the dishes make them feel like they're back home. Puerto Vallarta Amigos is just one of the international food vendors at Ship Point until July 3 for Flavour of Canada, an international food village.

Other vendors will be cooking up dishes from Hungary, India, Argentina, Greece and Hawaii, while West Shore restaurant Smoken Bones Cookshack features southern barbecue, Creole and local foods. The event, which effectively replaces the food fair at the former Folkfest, will also have activities and presentations from cultural groups throughout the weekend. A performance stage will host 10 local bands and artists, including Krystle Dos Santos, Mike Hann and Salsa Caliente.

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Posties challenge back-to-work order Mail delivery will carry on while union takes matter to court The postal workers’ union will challenge a federal back-towork order in court, but the process could take years. “We think (the legislation) might be illegal,” said John Bail, national director for CUPW Pacific. After 12 days of rotating strikes and 13 days of being locked out, postal workers were legislated back to work Sunday. Bail said back-to-work orders “tend to tear up (parts of) collective agreements. They have no roots in democracy.” The next step is arbitration, in which the union and employer each make offers on non-wage issues. One offer will be chosen. In terms of wages, the union was forced to accept wages that are actually less than what Canada Post had offered in its last offer. Meanwhile, workers resumed mail delivery mid-week in Greater Victoria. Bail said employees are “grumbling” about the effects of the legislation, but are happy to be receiving paycheques. “They’re grumbling. They’ve got jobs, though. They’re happy to be serving the public. We got a lot of public support on this, so they’re happy about that.” Bail added the public needn’t worry about postal workers defying the back-to-work order. Mail delivery will continue while the legal challenge develops.

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Bean there Nate Poetker enjoys fava beans from his farm plot at the Haliburton Community Organic Farm, a publicly-owned farm in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The farm was saved from development in 2001 by concerned citizens. Saanich purchased the land and now leases it to the farm.

B.C. teachers voted 90 per cent in favour of a September strike that could see them only doing work that directly involves classroom duties and communicating with parents. If a settlement isn’t reached by the fall, teachers will not do administrative duties as of Sept. 6. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, Susan Lambert, said the teach-only strike will go ahead if ongoing bargaining doesn’t achieve better classroom conditions, salary and benefit improvements and restoration of local bargaining rights. The teachers held a series of votes on June 24, 27 and 28 to decide they are willing to strike.

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School community helps family Teacher deals with son’s rare diagnosis What started as a kind gesture between staff members at Claremont secondary turned into a fundraiser in support a teacher dealing with her young son’s genetic disease. Administrative assistant Christine Knapp knew English teacher Jennifer Loukes needed help with her threeyear-old son, who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Nathan Loukes has had multiple surgeries since he was two months old and currently has five fractures, but cannot take painkillers since he was also born with congenital glaucoma. Knapp suggested to her co-workers and students to chip in a few dollars in hopes of buying a dinner out for Loukes and her husband. In the last two weeks of June the school raised more than $8,000 for the family, through pizza and bake sales, toonie and bottle drives, a car wash and a raffle. The money will allow the whole family to accompany Nathan to see a specialist in Vancouver. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of rare disorders affecting the connective tissue and characterized by extremely fragile bones that break easily. While no current figures exist on how frequently the disease occurs in Canada, conservative estimates place it at around one in 60,000 births.

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Pride swells for celebration Emma Prestwich News staff

The small group of volunteers that pull together Victoria Pride Week every year are feeling the love. David Tillson, director of the Victoria Pride Society, which has organized Pride Week for 16 years, said he feels safe as a gay man in Victoria. He thinks there’s no need for the queer community to be “all stuck together” as there are a lot of people in Victoria who support the festivities. “We as a community bring our friends and I think it’s a really great thing that they’re welcome.” Attila Bassett, spokesperson for Paparazzi Nightclub, said he doesn’t want his club to be a place where straight people feel they don’t belong. “Those days are gone, when it (was) just open for gays,” he said. While there are still problems in the queer community, he prefers to put them aside during Pride Week, which is his favourite time of the year. It’s a chance to “be proud about yourself” regardless of your sexual identity, he said.

Pride party highlights Friday, July 1: Annual Marcus Tipton Memorial Drag Ball Game at noon in Vic West Park. This year’s theme: Superheroes versus Villains. Saturday, July 2: Pride and the Word – informal coffeehouse showcasing local word-spinners and literary talents. Doors, 6:30 p.m., starts at 7, Ambrosia Centre. Tickets at the door. Sunday, July 3: Big Gay Dog Walk – dog owners and pets dress up in their wildest costumes. Meet Cook St. at Dallas Rd. 1 p.m.


Bassett donated $26,000 out of his own pocket this year to support the Victoria Pride Society, which he applauds for keeping Pride afloat. Paparazzi is also running several contests and club nights of their own. While Pride is a huge undertaking, the Victoria Pride Society board consists of nine unpaid members, many of whom have other jobs. So the success of the week depends on the support of other community groups and venues like Paparazzi, who put on their own events. Pride grew out of a yearly picnic in Beacon Hill Park in the early 1980s and developed into a small, rag-tag parade in 1992. The city denied the first parade’s organizers a permit to march on the road, so participants were forced to the sidewalk. The city is now one of Pride’s biggest sponsors. Marcus Tipton, a friend of Tillson, came up with the idea in 1996 to play a softball game in drag. When Tipton died of AIDS, Tillson named it after him, and the Marcus Tipton Memorial Drag Ball Tournament draws more extravagant costumes and a bigger turnout every year.

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Bito wraps up testimony Exchange student secretly kept dead baby for 10 days just to ‘be together’ Kyle Slavin News staff

Narumi Bito first knew for certain she had been pregnant after looking into the toilet just after midnight on Sept. 17, 2010, during a bout of “excruciating” abdominal pains. That’s when she saw what appeared to be a lifeless baby in the bowl, Bito told the B.C. Supreme Court this week. The 20-year-old Japanese exchange student passed out shortly after she gave birth in the ground-floor bathroom of home-stay mother Gayle Floyd’s Saanich residence. Roughly 11 hours later, the girl retreated from the bathroom to find a towel to wrap the full-term baby in. Instead, she found a plastic shopping bag, wrapped the baby and left it behind a chair near her bed. “I just wanted to be together,” Bito, now 21, said, through a

Japanese interpreter, when questioned why she left the baby in her bedroom. “Miss Bito, did you want to hide the fetus?” asked her defence attorney Christopher Mackie. “No.” “Did you want to hide the fact you had given birth to it?” “No. No.” “Did you want to get rid of the fetus?” “No. Not at all.” Floyd discovered the baby, wrapped in the bag and behind the chair 10 days later, when a foul odour was detected coming from Bito’s room. Bito testified she didn’t notice the smell. “I suggest that if your motivation was to stay with the remains, you wouldn’t have left the remains behind the chair in such an undignified manner,” Crown counsellor Dan Scanlan said during cross examination Wednesday morning. “I wanted to stay together,” Bito replied. “I suggest you treated the remains of the child in the same manner in which garbage is commonly treated.” “No.”

“I suggest that if your motivation was to stay with the remains, you wouldn’t have left the remains behind the chair in such an undignified manner.” – Crown counsel Dan Scanlan Bito, who came to Canada in July to participate in a semester-long program at the University of Victoria, didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant. She had her suspicions – after six months of missing her period – but never shared them with anyone. She testified she never had morning sickness or felt movement from the baby. After giving birth, she again didn’t tell anyone. Only once police got involved on Sept. 27 did others learn she had been pregnant and given birth. “I didn’t have anybody I was able to talk to.” Scanlan pressed Bito on her lack of concern for the health of the baby during the months leading up to the birth.

“It’s true that you knew you were likely to give birth in September 2010, correct?” he asked. “I thought ‘If I am pregnant I am going to give birth in Canada,’” said Bito, who was impregnated in December 2009. “At that point of (early) September, I knew,” Bito said, after having missed her period for eight months straight. “And you didn’t make arrangements for the safe birth of the child, is that correct?” “Because I thought it would be in October.” “You’re telling the court you were planning to make arrangements for the birth in October?” “I cannot say that because it was not a clear plan.” Bito said she thinks a typical pregnancy lasts 10 months. Closing arguments were expected to take place yesterday afternoon. The 12-person jury will be sequestered as of Monday until it determines whether Bito is guilty of offering an indignity to human remains and disposing of a body with the intent to conceal.




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The search for a Saanich woman thought to be lost overnight in Thetis Lake park was called off after crews found no trace of the 67-year-old. The final search team hit remote McKenzie Creek trail early Tuesday afternoon, but emergency responders dismantled the command centre around noon after 30 hours of scouring the park. “There’s been nothing at all,” said Linda Hillard of Metchosin Search and Rescue. “It’s very discouraging. We’ve got no clues, no signs to her preference for a particular area. It makes searching very difficult.” Maria Huyben parked at Thetis Lake sometime Monday morning and her car was slapped with a violation ticket at 11:31 a.m. Family members told police she was “distraught” and search and rescue teams were called in just after 6 Maria Huyben p.m. last night. A purse was has been missing visible in the front seat of Huyben’s car. since Monday. West Shore RCMP Const. Mark Haggan confirmed that family members feared Huyben could be out to harm herself. Metchosin SAR and Capital Regional District parks teams hit the main trails around upper and lower Thetis lakes until 3 a.m., calling her name and blowing whistles. View Royal Fire Rescue, Langford Fire Rescue, West Shore RCMP, Saanich Search and Rescue and a Victoria police canine unit also supported the search effort. Emergency crews found a few hours to grab a nap on cots in the parking lot and the search resumed at first light Tuesday. Searchers on land and in boats hit shorelines of Upper and Lower Thetis Lake and Prior Lake as well as along Highland Road. They also retraced main trails and hiked dozens of unmarked trails. The effort covered the southern reaches of the vast, 833 hectare park.

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View Royal firefighters Buchanan Elliott and Gerry Cadwallader search Upper Thetis Lake for a missing woman from Saanich. Huyben frequently walks and hikes the marked trails around Thetis Lake and is known to be a fit person. The weather was mild Monday night and the forest extremely dry, giving Huyben an excellent chance of surviving alone in the elements, if she was in the park. Finding no sign of Huyben is distressing for her family and for search crews, Hillard said. “I’ve been at this a long time and it’s never easy,” she said. “It’s hard on the whole team. They take this stuff very personally.” An extensive search involving dozens of volunteers yielded no clues either way as to the fate of Huyben, and the operation wrapped up around noon. RCMP released Huyben’s car to her relatives. West Shore RCMP say the case has been handed to Saanich police as a missing person file. “It is very unfortunate, we really feel for the family,” said CRD parks manager Janette Loveys. “We had hoped for some news.” Sgt. Dean Jantzen with Saanich police said two detectives have been assigned the Huyben case and are forming a plan of attack. Investigators are considering an aerial search of the park with a thermal camera or possibly employing the department’s dive team. “We consider the park well searched,” Jantzen said. “The investigators are considering their options.”

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Fireworks fun without booze We think the message has been made loud and clear: If you want to take in the annual display of Canada Day fireworks in Victoria’s Inner Harbour you better plan on being sober. Over the past few years, the patriotic party has carried the unwanted baggage of being seen as an excuse by some for public drunkenness. It’s the kind of behaviour that can become enshrined in an annual event if left unchecked. Canada Day is about celebrating a lot of things, including the exceptional level of freedom we enjoy. However, we think the City of Victoria and local police departments are right in reminding people that, despite what some might think, the usual laws still apply. Victoria is a fun place to go out for a night and there are areas of downtown where police should take a progressive approach to partyers whose revelry spills out into the street. But the boozy behaviour of past Canada Days has too often created an edgy atmosphere unsuitable for families. The Inner Harbour is a public space that belongs to everyone and July 1 is a special day for all Canadians. We support the efforts to ensure the few don’t ruin a good time for the many.

Good enough, but getting better There’s a philosophy based on being “good enough.” The simple explanation is you find a way to make something work and allow it to evolve over time rather than grasp for unreachable perfection from the start. In many ways our own country has followed this approach, especially when compared to the grandiose planning and pomp that led to the founding of our neighbours to the south. The “good enough” concept was originally used to describe the success of technology companies like Google but is now popular as a general approach to life. For some people, stressed out by the rat race, the philosophy allows them a personal way to find their footing. It’s worked well for Canada, with our current attempts at Senate reform and the ongoing tinkering with our constitution (Quebec, are you finally onboard?). And that’s good enough for us. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Time to swap scenes, hazards driven economy) have teamed up As advanced as we may now be to furnish Stettler with some of the in terms of technological progress, amenities so badly craved we’ve always had the in a town like Sooke, ability to seek out a better things taken for granted life or, at least, a change. elsewhere, like enough For some of us that sidewalks and streetlights. means the condo down The town has a the hall; for others, a population of close to continent on the other 6,000, about half that of side of the globe. For me, Sooke. But it seems much it means a promotion bigger because it serves to a newspaper in the a regional population province next door. of 30,000. It’s kind of It’ll be sort of like going like Langford East with against the flow during Jim Sinclair all of the commercial rush hour, trading in the Just Suppose accoutrements you’d end-of-the-line, frontier expect. Stettler is home land-rush environment of to a healthy arts and culture Sooke for the wide open landscape community, along with – as the directly east of Red Deer. pamphleteers eloquently assert – a As editor of the Stettler world of recreational opportunities. Independent (another paper in the Claustrophobia is less likely to Black Press chain) I get a new set of occur on the sprawling prairie people, facts, figures and burning than in a foggy rock-and-conifer issues to become acquainted with. dominated Island environment. But There are even two other papers if a need for more cosmopolitan to oversee in neighbouring villages stimulus shows up in Stettler, there called Bashaw and Castor. The situation will be just about as is a city of 90,000 just 40 minutes to the west, plus Calgary and different as it could be: going from Sooke, a scenic, relatively affordable Edmonton are each only about two hours away. bedroom community with These points indicate a nagging growing pains, to a young rewarding, interesting future is municipality with a lot of catching possible in an area that residents up to do, especially in terms of like to call “the Heart of Alberta.” infrastructure keeping pace with an But they will not dilute the fond exploding population. feelings for Greater Victoria and the Geography and maturity (not to mention a fairly healthy oil- and gas- West Coast climate built up over so

many years. The last five years have been good, a good start on a connection with Black Press I’m pleased to be continuing. I get to trade in my fear of earthquakes and tsunamis for a fear of tornadoes and drought. As for flooding, I don’t yet know enough to cultivate a decent phobia. Many thanks to the thoughtful folks who have reminded me of the lower temperatures I’m likely to notice in the winter months – it’s very caring and I appreciate it a lot. Thanks to you, I’ve made a note to consider switching to long-sleeve shirts in late October. Truth be known, my wife Barb and I have spent many years in an area with much more extreme weather than Stettler, and we can report we’ve retained 100 per cent of the feeling in our extremities. I’ll keep up with what’s going on in the Capital Regional District and watch with interest what happens to Sooke’s transportation arrangements and the ongoing development controversies in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. Thanks to Rod Sluggett, Pirjo Raits and Mike Kraft for the past five years, and to the very good friends we’ve made here – we will stay in touch. Jim Sinclair was the reporter at the Sooke News Mirror.

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U.S. assisted suicide cases poor examples Re: Death’s shades of grey (Comment, June 24)

Doctor’s experience shows other angle to wishes of death I am a doctor in Oregon where physicianassisted suicide is legal. In my practice, I have discussed assisted suicide with more than a dozen patients. One of the first was with a man in a wheelchair with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis. He told me that if it got too much worse, he might want to “just end it.” I answered that he seemed to be asking for assistance with his suicide. He nodded affirmatively. I told him that I could readily understand his fear and his frustration and even his belief that assisted suicide might be a good path for him. At the same time, I told him that should he become sicker or weaker, I would work to give him the best care and support available. I told him that no matter how debilitated he might become, that, at least to me, his life was and would always be, inherently valuable. As such, I would not recommend, nor could I participate in his assisted-suicide. He said: “Thank you.” When a person says, “I want to die”; it may simply mean, “I feel useless.” When a person says, “I don’t want to be a burden”; it may really be a question, “Am I a burden?” When someone says, “I might as well be dead”; they may really be saying, “No one cares about me.” In essence, we are not islands. How we respond can either reflect the inherent worth of the person requesting assistance with suicide or cause the person even

deeper desperation. Patients can even feel pressured to proceed. As such, in Oregon legal assisted suicide has undermined trust in the motives of both physicians and family. Under our law, there is no assurance that the deaths are voluntary. Don’t make our mistake. Dr. William L. Toffler Portland, Ore.

Doctor-assisted suicide not legal after Montana court case First, Slavin’s article implies that doctorassisted suicide is legal in Montana, which is not the case. In 2009, the Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion giving doctors who caused or assisted a suicide a potential defense to a homicide conviction. That opinion did not legalize assisted suicide by giving doctors or anyone else immunity from criminal and civil liability for assisting a suicide, which is the case in Oregon and Washington where assisted suicide is legal. In our last legislative session, a bill that would have legalized assisted suicide was defeated in our legislature. During hearings on that bill, the sponsor, Senator Anders Blewett, conceded that assisted suicide is not legal in Montana. He said: “Under the current law, there’s nothing to protect the doctor from prosecution.” Second, in Oregon, legalization has allowed the state-run health plan to steer patients to suicide. The most well-known cases involve Barbara Wagner and Randy Stroup. Each wanted treatment. The plan offered them assisted suicide instead. They were steered to suicide. Moreover, it was

Readers respond: Liberals gave away tax-collection power In this whole HST debate the one question that doesn’t seem to come up too often is this: What government in its right mind would give up its ability to collect its own taxes? I mean, if the American federal government were to try to implement something like the HST south of the border, the individual states would start to scream bloody murder and probably a whole new civil war would break out. Here, though, the provincial Liberals just quietly rolled over and handed one of their greatest powers, the right under law of a government to collect money from its citizens, without any fuss or debate, and rights once given away are very hard to get back. Now I don’t want to get all Quebec here and start ranting about “sovereignty” this and “sovereignty” that, but it is important for B.C. to maintain its independence from Ottawa, especially in such an important financial matter like this. I mean, sure, it is all goodness and light between the two levels of government right now, but it wasn’t that long ago that the federal government was

the Oregon Health Plan, a government entity, doing the steering. State-sanctioned suicide empowers the government, not the individual. See Susan Donaldson James, “Death, Drugs Cause Uproar in Oregon” on ABC News, and “Letter noting assisted suicide raises questions.” Bradley D. Williams co-ordinator, Montanans Against Assisted Suicide and For Living with Dignity

Shades of grey also exist in choice-homicide debate I am an attorney in Washington State. Kyle Slavin’s claim that our assisted suicide law assures patient choice is incorrect. Gaps in our law instead render our law a recipe for elder abuse. The most obvious gap in our law is a lack of witnesses at the death. Without witnesses, an opportunity is created for an heir to administer the lethal dose to the patient without his consent. Without witnesses, no one would know what really happened except for the perpetrator. “Dad” would be dead and unable to give his side of the story. Oregon’s law has this same gap. In February, I testified before the Montana Senate Judiciary Committee regarding a proposed bill to legalize assisted suicide, which failed. At the time of the vote, Senator Jeff Essmann made this observation: “All the protections (in Oregon’s law) end after the prescription is written. (The proponents) admitted that the provisions

in the Oregon law would permit one person to be alone in that room with the patient. And in that situation, there is no guarantee that that medication is selfadministered. “So frankly, any of the studies that come out of the state of Oregon’s experience are invalid because no one who administers that drug against/to that patient is going to be turning themselves in for the commission of a homicide.” Assisted suicide is a recipe for elder abuse. It empowers other people to kill you and get away with it. Don’t make Washington and Oregon’s mistake. Margaret Dore Seattle, Wash.

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withholding transfer payments from our health care system because they didn’t like how we were handling it, and what’s to keep them from turning around in the future and doing the same with the HST? This whole thing seems to be a part of a pattern with the B.C. Liberals. When something gets too tough to deal with they fob it off on somebody else so that they can claim to have clean hands for the next election. They did it with B.C. Ferries and now they’ve done it with provincial taxes. Well, no matter how it goes with this HST vote, they should remember for the next election that the Liberal Party in British Columbia has already been voted out of existence once already back in the 1950s, and if this situation reminds too many people of Brian Mulroney and the GST, Christy Clark and Kim Campbell could end up with all too much in common. Jeff Taylor Victoria

Some businesses see – and keep – HST benefits Last year I asked a friend who runs a small business what effect the HST had on his company. He gleefully told me that it increased

his bottom line by about $5000. When I asked if he planned to pass some of these savings on to his customers, he looked at me like I was deranged. No, he planned to keep the profit for himself. The recent Dinning report (Independent Panel on the HST) assumes that “...90 per cent of business’ HST rebates are passed on to the consumer.” This appears to be wishful thinking. They also state “17 per cent of your spending has an extra seven per cent sales tax.” whereas the other 83 per cent is unchanged. How is this good? I’ll be voting to get rid of the HST. Roel Hurkens Victoria

Profit sharing the answer to gov’t overspending Re: Lessons from history apply to HST today (Letters, June 24) The problem with Louis XIV was, possibly, he plucked one too many feathers from the goose. There seems to be a disconnect going on between the amount of money spent and taxes. Everyone is in favour of spending, however they don’t want to pay higher taxes. Unfortunately the two go together.

Higher spending equals higher taxes. Higher wages means more taxes. More military means more taxes. More health care means more taxes. More police officers means more taxes. Higher wages for postal employees equals a higher price of stamps. In today’s world of globalization, only one type of pay scale makes sense and that is profit sharing. Profit sharing could be applied to everything. Small businesses, and government as well. How it would work would be a certain percentage of the government’s income is devoted to each category of spending. Then all the the employees have to get a percentage of the percentage. If this were applied to pensions, then the seniors would start complaining about governments that overspend. It would help society in general. Also, politicians who like to spend and spend to get elected would not be popular. Judy Whytock Victoria

Senators’ roles show pros of partisanship The contrast between the recent Conservative and NDP

federal conventions is already evident. Stephen Harper began his convention speech by stating that the Conservatives were not a party of entitlement. Did he mean that the three defeated Conservative candidates who he recently appointed to the Senate were not entitled? Did he mean that the $50 million of G20 money spent in Tony Clement’s riding prior to the recent election was not Tory pork they were entitled to distribute as they flaunted federal budgetary procedures? Jack Layton has repeated his promise to abolish the Canadian Senate – a major source of partisan patronage. But he will face opposition from both federal Conservatives and Liberals. Both old-line parties used their Senators as campaign chairs and as chief fundraisers during the last election. Why did taxpayers pay for these partisan activities? Should the Liberal and Conservative party budgets not pay for these functions - like the New Democrats do? The NDP convention was about ending partisan entitlements while the Conservative convention was about covering them up. Ron Faris Saanich

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ture Jam,” crawling on their hands and knees through the intersection while the event is captured on video. The RRU students will use the footage in a documentary about culture jamming, a form of activism that uses irony to inspire people to question the status quo. “We hope drivers see us and make the connection between what we’re doing and what they’re doing every day in the Colwood Crawl,” organizer Erin Richards said. “If (drivers) think we look stupid, they can look in their rearview mirror and see all the people behind them crawling through traffic twice a day.” On the pedestrian overpass west of the McKenzie intersection, the students will hang a banner that reads “Stop crawling and stand up” in hopes of encouraging people to change their commuter ways. “We’re not attached to any particular cause – we’re not calling for an overpass or improved transit,” Richards said. “We’re just raising the issue, asking people to notice how absurd it is, and leaving them to find their own solution.” The group plans to spend about 15 minutes at the intersection, crawling legally through the pedestrian crossings as the walk signal permits. “We hope we don’t totally enrage any drivers,” Richards said. “We want to make them smile, and think.” To participate in the event meet July 6 outside St. Joseph’s Church Hall (785 Burnside Rd.) at 5 p.m. The group will start crawling the intersection at 5:30 p.m. sharp and disperse shortly afterward. The finished documentary, about 10 minutes long, will include interviews with authorities on culture jamming and will be available free on YouTube. For more information and updates, RSVP to the Facebook event “Crawlture Jam” or follow @crawlturejam on Twitter. •• A11 A11

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Teenage girls threatened with knife for singing while waiting for bus Two teenage girls were threatened with a knife at a bus stop Friday night because they were singing and dancing as they waited for the bus. The 16-year-olds were waiting at Wilkinson and Interurban roads when an 18-year-old man, also waiting at the bus stop, approached them around 9 p.m., June 24, and pulled out a folding knife and threatened the girls. “Apparently the suspect became bothered by the two youths, who were singing and dancing,” Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. The suspect fled, but the girls provided police with a good description of the man and an individual matching his description was arrested a short distance away. A small folding knife was seized. Arresting officers had concerns for the man’s mental health, and he was brought to Royal Jubilee Hospital for an assessment. The 18-year-old faces threat-related charges.

Egg-throwing ball players arrested; now facing mischief charges Four teenaged baseball players were arrested after showing off their throwing accuracy with eggs, using people and cars as targets. Saanich police received seven different complaints between 11 p.m., Sunday night and 3:30 a.m., Monday.

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A cab driver who had been targeted by the teens flagged down a patrol officer around 3:30 a.m. near the Lochside Trail on McKenzie Avenue. Two officers walked a portion of the trail and found four teenagers, aged 16 and 17, who admitted their involvement. “Apparently all four of these young men were baseball players, which explained the high degree of accuracy. It is just through luck that none of the people struck were injured,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. Parents of all four teens were contacted, and all four boys took responsibility for their actions and expressed remorse, Jantzen said. Charges of mischief are being considered.

Woman using McDonald’s washroom spots man recording her A man was arrested for voyeurism Friday night when a woman spotted an electronic device being held above her while she occupied a stall in the washroom of a Saanich McDonald’s restaurant. Around 9 p.m., June 24, a 45-year-old Langford woman saw the top of a man’s head above the stall and his arm outstretched above her. Her husband along with the the manager of the Saanich Road restaurant, located across from Uptown, confronted the suspected voyeur, keeping him without incident until a Saanich police officer arrived. A cell phone and iPod were seized from the man. “This appears to be a one-off at that point of time,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said, adding that it’s not believed the man had been waiting for women to enter the washroom. A 26-year-old Saanich man now faces one count of voyeurism.


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The further adventures of Girl Artist Diyan Achjadi’s post-apocalyptic character is featured in drawings and animation screenings July 15 to Oct 16 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Ska Fest strong in its 12th year Purists and newbies of the genre unite Natalie North News staff

Ska Fest is going back to its roots this year with the addition of the festival’s original outdoor venue and a musical legend. Those who were among the 1,000 people moving to ska beats 12 years ago in Market Square at the first Ska Fest can relive the good vibes this year with the return of the much-loved venue, poised to host some positive partying throughout the event, including late on Friday and Saturday night. This is just one feature that has festival founder Dane Roberts looking forward to next week’s celebration. Fly in Jamaican rocksteady star Ken Boothe and extend the festival by a day and Roberts is a happy man. “There’s been a lot more buzz about rocksteady because a lot of the singers have started to pass (away),” Roberts said. “Now we have Ken Boothe, who is one of the living embodiments

of the genre.” Roberts describes rocksteady – loosely the 2011 festival theme and the focus of this year’s accompanying art exhibit – as less political and more light-hearted than ska or early reggae. Breaking down the sounds for the untrained ear is something Roberts is used to doing. The Victoria B.C. Ska Society considered changing its name at one point to include the word reggae, in hopes of attracting new members. But in the end, Roberts explained, the group elected to keep its original moniker as an educational tool. “A lot more people on Vancouver Island will know what ska is because of the festival, but in terms of North America, it’s still pretty unknown,” he said. “People listen to ska all the time and don’t know that they’re listening to it.” Bands from Colombia, Mexico City, Australia and New Orleans perform at various venues around town from July 5-9, starting with a free show at Ship Point in the Inner

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Hillside Hooligans musicians Nev Gibson, left, and Brandon Leahy flank Ska Fest organizer Dane Roberts at Ship Point. The Victoria-based band performs next Friday, (July 8) in Market Square. The festival returns to the venue after being centred at Victoria Curling Club in recent years. Harbour at 5 p.m. next Tuesday. Styles from traditional dance hall ska to global electronic roots will be featured throughout the festival.“And maybe a light sprinkling of punk with the Hillside Hooligans,” Roberts said. Hillside Hooligans are a six-piece reggae-ska-punk band born from the ashes of OneDrop in 2009 and include four of the band’s original members. The Ska Fest vets will

The bard is back at Camosun The Victoria Shakespeare Society’s popular “Shakespeare In the Summer” festival is back for its ninth year, with a pair of favourites from opposite ends of the theatrical spectrum. This year’s productions are Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors. Hamlet, which opens the festival on Wednesday (July 6), features a woman in the role of the titular Dane, which allows for a whole new interpretation of the play’s central relationships and themes. The Comedy of Errors, opening the next night, is among the most lighthearted of Shake-

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sample songs from their new CD, Tales from Rock Bay, July 8 in Market Square. “It really brings the city together,” said Hillside Hooligans’ frontman Brandon Leahy. “Ska is more of an underground genre, not really widely listened to or played, except for by the people who love it and keep the scene going.” “We don’t care what people in North America are saying or lis-

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Summer is alight with song Conservatory of Music’s Summer Series fills July schedule

Vocalist Gergana Velinova sits at the piano in Alix Goolden Hall in the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She is performing and teaching as part of the school’s Music Summer Series, including a jazz recital in the hall July 8.

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For musicians, the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s summer academies are an all-consuming, week-long study of music. For music fans, they mean a blissful July schedule of shows known as the Summer Series. “It’s the best thing that’s happening in the summer and (the performances) shouldn’t be missed,” said Gergana Velinova. The accomplished jazz singer is teaching and performing in a week-long summer jazz workshop, one of 25 VCM academies running July 4 to Aug. 6. Each academy organizes at least two performances, with faculty and students holding court in venues as low key as Moxie’s Classic Grill and as big as the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. It’s a regime of theory and rehearsal by day, followed by performances at night. “People who visit and do the workshop with me talk about it for the rest of the year. It’s so different than having just a lesson. It’s growing with each other and getting in the zone of studying music intensely.” The News caught up with the Victoria-based singer on Tuesday at the conservatory. She recently returned from doing a show in New York, where she performs semi-regularly. From September

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to April, Velinova is the vocal teacher and instructor for the Camosun College music diploma program through VCM, and conducts the VCM vocal jazz ensemble. From July 4 to 9 she is leading the “jazz and gospel days” portion of the jazz workshop’s itinerary. And she’ll have some help. Joining her from South Carolina are gospel singer Kim Pacheco and gospel and jazz pianist Richard White Jr. Guest instructors are what make the VCM workshops so valuable, and the visiting musicians find them mutually beneficial too, said VCM community school registrar Bethany McNeil. Not all students are youths, but many are and it prepares them for life as a professional musician. “It’s a concentrated week of study with master classes and quick concert preparations. They get the music a week before the class starts,” McNeil said.

Some classes, like VCM’s baroque vocal, draw musicians from across Canada, she said. “Some of the students are quite advanced and many of the shows will be high quality.” Velinova, Pacheco and White Jr. will take part in the faculty jazz show of professional musicians hosted by Don Thompson in the Alix Goolden Hall next Friday (July 8), followed by a different era of jazz on Saturday (July 9) with Brad Turner and the All Star Faculty Big Band, also in the Goolden Hall. Both shows are at 8 p.m. and cost $20 to attend. The first show in the series happens at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night (July 3) at St. Michaels University School, a string recital led by Michael van der Sloot. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students. See this story on for a complete listing of the Summer Series concerts. •• A13 A13

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red gallery welcomes artist’s first local show Join red gallery on Oak Bay Avenue this weekend for the opening of artist Galen Davison’s first local gallery show. Showing July 2 to 30, Davison’s textural and evocative works reveal mysteries in each layer of plaster, zinc, copper and oil paint, creating “works of bold beauty that fill their spaces with wonder, peace and delight,” the gallery says. Meet the artist at the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday, July 5.










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rom the relaxing sound of gently running water after a long day to watching the wildlife attracted to their pond, the water garden plays a central role in the landscaping of sisters Mary and Margaret Segul. Moving to the North Saanich property from Broadmead 13 years ago, after building their new home, “we started putting the garden together incrementally,” Mary says. Work began in the front, where rocks and boulders were brought in to create a space for evergreens, shrubs, and a few perennials dotted here and there with vines, bulbs and annuals for colour. Then, moving to the rear of the acreage, “we added a section every year.” Venturing to the side garden visitors are greeted with a glimpse of the amazing garden that awaits – including a beautiful, relaxing pond with small waterfall and a lower pond fed by a creek, which together creatively accommodate water flow from higher properties. While Mary suggests she “doesn’t like planning,” the property has evolved in a way that

feels well-planned. The two have created a beautiful garden that truly feels like it was designed for their sloping site, a challenge both for managing waterflow and for bringing in materials – necessary as the site sits on rock and clay. Not inclined to fuss over a plant or battle the deer too much, “if something grows, it grows. You have to work with what you have.” Starting first with the area closest to the house, which features perennial beds circling a large patio and leading to the water garden, the Seguls then moved forward, creating winding paths that invite visitors to come explore. At the bottom of the property is a dog run and small orchard, backed by beds of berries and rhubarb. The gorgeous garden is among the many beautiful properties on the fifth annual Water Garden Tour July 9, hosted by the For the Love of Africa Society. A fundraiser for the local group’s efforts in Africa, the 10-home, self-guided tour will include properties ranging from an Englishstyle cottage garden with stream and pond in

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A new art gallery that celebrates the senior artist is opening at Ross Place Retirement Residence. Showcasing art created by professional artists, Ross Place residents, and Artist-in-Residence Jeffrey Boron, Studio65 is focused on celebrating artists who are 65 and beyond. “Studio65 will be a venue for our residents to show their work alongside other senior artists in our community,� says Andrew Trinder, General Manager, Ross Place Retirement Residence. Boron, a Plein Air artist, will share his time between Studio65 and the outdoors that inspire his work. His paintings capture a love of the outdoors and those sometimes overlooked small areas of our landscape. He frequently captures meadows and ocean shore scenes on southern Vancouver Island. “Celebrating art and the creative process is an important human desire, it is one of the things that make us human. The creation of art at any level

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not for profit Fridays – Church of Our Lord Thrift Shop, 626 Blanshard St. (at Humboldt), 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Household items, clothing, jewellery and more. Parking at rear of church. FMI: 250-383-8915. Fridays – Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Friday Night Visitors event. Try the family sport of lawn bowling for free – ages 10+, with basic instruction to play in a fun game. Wear flatsoled shoes. Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club, 2190 Harlow Dr. (Carnarvon Park). Fridays at 6 p.m. FMI: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Victoria Horseshoe Club’s free Junior League pro-

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It’s a tourney for the pros of pros. The Professional Golf Association of B.C.’s professional series held its second event of 2011 at the Victoria Golf Club on Monday (June 27). The tourney is part of a conference, with randomly drawn teams of two playing an 18-hole, best-ball format. Derek Thornley (Richmond Country Club) and Steve Phillips (Morningstar Golf Club) split the top prize of $1,250 by shooting 65, 5-under par. Host Scott Kolb of VGC and Brice MacDermott (Black Mountain Golf Club) were one of three teams tied for second overall at 67, with Olympic View Golf Club’s Randy Frank and Dan Swanson (Guildford Golf & Country Club) also in that tie. Kolb joined locals Kevin Maxwell (Olympic View) and Doug Hastie (Highland Pacific) by each winning a round of the skins tournament, pulling in $120 each. The series continues at Kelowna’s Black Mountain Golf Club on Aug. 9.

Legging it out Penticton Pinnacles Kyle Logan and Victoria United’s Jonas GolfMyers battle for ball control at midfield during Sunday’s Pacific Coast Soccer League U21 match at King’s Park in Penticton. The teams battled to a 2-2 draw. Both Vic United’s senior and U21 squads have the weekend off and return to action at Royal Athletic Park on Saturday, July 9. The senior United and Victoria Highlanders PDL team played their annual derby at Bear Mountain Stadium Wednesday (June 29).

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After one season as an assistant coach in the B.C. Hockey League, Brad Cook is returning to coach the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. Cook was let go by the Victoria Grizzlies earlier this month as that club restructures its coaching staff. “Len Barrie is talking to a couple of key candidates for the head coaching job. It meant too many assistants and it’s unfortunate we had to let Cook go. He’s a hell of a communicator, a great coach and motivator,” Grizzlies co-owner Reza Binab said. Barrie, the majority owner of the Grizzlies, returned to coach the team alongside Vic Gervais with only a handful of games left in the season. The Grizzlies lost in seven games in the second round of playoffs against the Powell River Kings. Gervais was given full control of the team as head coach and general manager for the past two seasons. He pulled off a flurry of trades over the course of the 2010-11 season. The moves seemed successful, as Gervais brought in an ‘A list’ of BCHL talent. Players such as David Morley, Kyle St. Denis, Dustin Johnson and Graeme Strukoff, were key contributors down the stretch and in the playoffs. And Gervais continues to recruit players as the acting GM.

Victoria rowers Liz Fenje and Patricia Obee will compete at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Amsterdam, July 20 to 24. Fenje and Obee, who once rowed together as juniors, will compete separately. Fenje, who also competes for Stanford University, is paired with Sydney Boyes of St. Catharines in the lightweight double. Obee is going alone in the lightweight single. Non-traveling reserves include Victoria’s Julia Thompson, a teammate with Fenje at Stanford.

Coach Brad Cook will once again be behind the bench at Pearkes Arena this winter with the Saanich Braves. Scott Smith

“The situation is just as Barrie left it at the end of the season,” Gervais said. With the more experienced Cook available, the junior-B Braves offered the position to him, forcing Robin Gomez to step down after one year as head coach. Both Gomez and Cook are former ECHL players who played for the Salmon Kings. Dropping down to a lower league is a setback for Cook’s coaching career, but the well-travelled former pro is happy to return to the Braves, where he had success during his first stint with the club two years ago. “It’s a not the way forward I would’ve like but you knowI fit well with the Braves, I know and like the owners and with my

family and the Spectrum hockey school ,this is a good thing right now,” Cook said. “Leaving the Braves in the first place, I thought maybe the timing was a bit premature.” Cook initially took over the Braves in 2009 from Dick Crowder and the team won 28 games before nearly upsetting the Victoria Cougars in the first round of the playoffs. “We are very pleased to have Brad back with the team. Not only is he good for the organization, he is good for the whole league,” Braves owner Norm Kelly said. The Braves hold a prospect camp at Pearkes arena from July 8 to 10.

Young Olympian Riley McCormick is the lone Boardworks diver named to Diving Canada’s team for the World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai, China, July 16 to 24. McCormick recently won his second NCAA Pac-10 conference diver of the year award this season, his second in two years as an Arizona Sun Devil. An injury kept Rachel Kemp from competing at Canada’s World qualifier this spring. Kemp is still on track to compete at the 2012 Olympics, however. She placed second in Canada on the 10 metre platform at the recent Summer Senior Nationals in Edmonton.

No Sooke on Junior B schedule

The Victoria Cougars released their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League schedule this week with the Sooke Stingers a noticeable absence. The Cougars open the season Sept. 8 against the Oceanside Generals. The Peninsula Panthers first visit Archie Browning Sports Centre on Sept. 22, the Saanich Braves on Sept. 29. Without Sooke the adjusted schedule means eight games versus South division teams Kerry Park Islanders, Peninsula Panthers and Saanich Braves. The Cougars will play six games against the North division’s Campbell River Storm, Comox Valley Glacier Kings, and Oceanside Generals. The Stingers’ franchise was frozen partway through the 2010-11 season.

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Ali Lee packs more than sticks in her stick bag, as she switches hats from player during games to handling the media post game.

When it’s game time, Ali Lee does everything she can on the field to help Canada win. After the game, win or lose, it’s her job to post the result on the national women’s field hockey what we need to do in this country,” she said. “Just team’s website, as well as to Twitter and Face- from my own experience I’ve become interested in it. Field Hockey Canada asked if I wanted to help book. with the national championships (in Victoria) last She also handles media inquiries. Lee’s been doing it all this week, pulling double year and this year I’ve taken the torch.” Lee’s brought FHC up to speed with Twitter, duty as a player with Team B.C. Blue while handling her media relations duties as the face of Facebook and YouTube, and makes regular postings to the team’s website, www. the national field hockey onships at the University of VicWhen her days as an internatoria. Before the tourney started tional player eventually come to on Wednesday she had already run a close, she plans to look at conthrough Victoria’s media gaunt■ On Twitter Field tinuing her education in broadcast let to raise awareness about the Hockey Canada @ journalism or communications. event. Add in post-game responsifieldhockeycan and Ali Of course, the current chalbilities and it can make for a heavy Lee @AliLee05. lenges for Lee go beyond suffering workload on game day. ■ On Facebook at a tough loss. For the second year “If I personally have a really hard in a row, the senior nationals are game, I’m not in the mind state to FHCanada. being played in Victoria, a plus for put together a game report,” Lee ■ Field Hockey Canada the many hometown players. said. is on the web at But there’s always a backlash “But fans, (media) and sponsors, from hockey’s other hotspots, (across Canada) don’t know what’s namely Alberta and Ontario, who going on and we owe it to them to want just as badly to see the share what happened, so I have to nation’s best. cool down, get a shower and get “It happens with the nationals at all age levels. back to the hotel. People aren’t paid, all the work is volunteer work. “They want to know the good and the bad.” “We have that strong group in Victoria and The former Vikes star and St. Margaret’s School grad now lives in Vancouver where she trains full UVic’s water-based, field hockey-only turf, one of a few in Canada, which is a major criterion for hosttime with the national team. It’s all part of the 24-year-old defender’s poten- ing the event.” Playoffs for the nationals go all day Saturday tial career in sports media (post hockey), a significant detour from the biochemistry degree she just (July 2). Women’s and men’s gold medal games at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, respectively. completed at UVic. “It’s about promoting field hockey and that’s

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Royals, Giants set early rivalry

To the Victoria Royals fans who want to see an early rivalry with the Vancouver Giants, you’re in luck. The teams will play each other 10 times this year. Just as the Giants were recently announced as the Royals’ first visitor to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in a preseason game on Sept. 16, the Giants will also play in the Royals first regular season Western Hockey League game on Sept. 24. The game will be broadcast on SHAW TV at 7 p.m.

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LANGFORD GORGEOUS brand new 1Bdrm above garage, sep ent, own laundry, all util’s incl + cable & internet. Maple cabinets, granite counter-tops, alarm system. N/S, N/P. $1000 mo furn (incls 50” LCD high-def TV) or $900 unfurn. July 1. 250-812-9354.


N. SAANICH, bright upper one bdrm suite, $900 inclusive, full kitchen, full bath, W/D, storage, private patio. Avail Aug. 1, call 250-516-8086.



1986 TOYOTA Corolla, runs well, tires in good shape, $500 obo. Call 250-478-0203.

LOOKING FOR 1 bdrm furnished cottage on water for about $1000. Utils incld’d, TV/web. I’m reno’ing my place have 1 adult dog, 1 pup, both well behaved. (250)217-3000.

1987 V6 Chrysler Sebring convertible, 142,151 kms, good looking, runs good, many nice things, $3800. 250-592-5283.


WINNEBAGO MOTOR home, 1979, 60,000K, fully equipped, great condition, new roof replaced, $5400. 250-658-8859.

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

NEAR BEAR Mountain. Spacious level entry 2-bdrm, 5 appl’s. Sep. laundry, F/P, patio, views. NS/NP. $1150. inclds utils. (250)391-8817.

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.

ROYAL OAK area, new, bright lrg 1 bdrm, all incl, N/S, N/P, close to all amens, $850 mo, avail July 1, 250-744-1662


SAANICH, GRD level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, all utils incl, close to all amens, N/P, N/S, $1000,(Immed), 250-704-6613


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




Garage Sales


LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, yard, 4 appls, cable/water incl, shared laundry, $1000.+util. NS/NP. (Now). (250)881-2283 Move in on Jul 15th for 1/2 price: $625 STRAWBERRY VALE: 2-3 bdrm, 2 bdrm 1 bath + 1 smaller room that can be used as an office, playroom or another bdrm. Private ent., fenced backyard. 15 mins to downtown. W/D, F/P. No smoking inside. Cats ok, dogs negotiable. $1250/mo + 35% hydro. Avail. Jul. 15th or Aug. 1st. Ref’s req’d no partiers. Call Monika 250-294-2374.


1995 KODIAC 24’ 5th Wheel. Immaculate condition. Sleeps six. Fully equipped with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, etc. Ready to travel, comes stocked with bedding, towels, dishes, etc. Sacrifice at $9500. Call 250-391-9707.

LANGFORD: 2 bdrm, W/D, F/P, NS/NP. $1100 incld’s util’s. Call (250)220-5907.

MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231. toll free 1-888-588-7172

2004 8’ VENTURE- toilet, very clean. $6200. (250)474-1353 or 250-881-4145.

SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1700 mo. Avail Aug 1. Call 250-217-4060.

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


2000 FRONTIER 24’ 5th Wheel Trailer- sleeps 6, in excellent cond, smoke & pet free, stove w/oven, fridge, microwave. $15,000 obo. (250)598-1947.


$0-$1000 CASH

For Junk Cars/Trucks

2004 Grey Volkswagen Diesel Jetta sedan. PW, PB, PL, CD player, front and side air bags, abs and it has a trailer hitch. 200kms, great tires, brakes replaced recently.


Asking $8,900 call 250-813-2866

2004 V6 Mustang convertible, 20,100 kms, silver, like new, $11,900. Call 250-592-5283.


$50-$1000 CASH


FREE Tow away

For scrap vehicle




MT. TOLMIE. MOVING. Sat & Sun, July 2 & 3, 9am-1pm. Furniture, household, tons of books, Lady’s clothes sz 3x-5x Fabulous deals! 1688 Stanhope Place. OAK BAY- 2100 Falkland Pl, Sat, July 2, 9am-1pm. Wide variety of household items.




2004 MAZDA MIATA- 51,000 km, 6 speed manual, mint. $12,900. (250)881-1929.

SIDNEY, 2420 Amelia Ave., Sat, July 2, 9am-1pm. Avon rubber dinghy, furniture, collectibles and much more.


Watch for our Auto Section

WESTERN COMMUNITIES Available Now. 2 bdrms, 2 bath, off Goldstream Ave, pet negotiable, balcony, en-suite laundry. $1395. Achieve Properties, 250-478-2455.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR LEASE 18,000 sq. ft., heavy industrial, M3 zoned lot, fully fenced. $1500/mo or will sell 1/2 interest in full acre. Also we sell portable metal buildings for boats, RV’s etc., any size. Ted (250)216-3262. FOR RENT/LEASE- Highway frontage, 2 units on McDonald Park Rd, West. 1 unit office space+ sm shop, $1500/mo+ hydro. 2 unit office has bay door shop w/mezzanine, $1950+ hydro. Yard space & secure gate. (250)726-5522.

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VIC WEST: 1 bdrm waterfront, spacious apt. Quiet, near bus. Heat, appl’s, laundry incld’d. Seeking quiet mature occupant. $1000. (778)977-7885.

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SIDNEY APT- 2 bdrms, F/S, W/D, NS/NP. $1450/mo, yearly lease. Close to all amenities. 250-656-4003.


ROYAL OAK Bachelor suite walk to Broadmead mall. $725 inclusive. Call (250)658-9295.



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Friday, July 1, 2011 - SAANICH

NEWS Fri, July 1, 2011, Saanich News


















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

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

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


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

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

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

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


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

BASEMENT RENO’S. Local grant expertise. Legal suites. 883-6810. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. REDSEAL JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. Simple hourly rate. (250)886-1596.



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

DESIGN FOR PERMIT. Home Renovation Plus. Call Steven (250) 881-4197.

ALL YOUR renovation needs. Decks, Fencing, all jobs. Carpentry, repairs. 250-818-7977


BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. DAVID GALE Construction, for all your renovation needs. 26 yr. exp. 778-977-7737

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

HOUSEKEEPING Exp’d. Affordable. Reliable. Supp incl. refs 250-888-3899 AUNTIE MESS CLEANING. Reliable, efficient, honest, 40 years exp, seniors discount. $20/hr. Call 250-634-1077. CAREBEAR CLEANING. Earth friendly products. House, office & rental. Senior discount. $25hr. 250-217-5507 HOUSE AND CARPET CLEANING- Carpet Special! $69/2 rooms. 250-514-6055. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

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

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

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 250.388.3535

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

10% OFF! Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trim. 250-479-6495. 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specializing in Lawn (Sod & Seed), Landscaping, Tree & Stump, Hedges, Blackberry, Ivy removal, Yard Cleanup, 23 yrs exp. WCB. AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, beds, irrigation, commer, strata. 25 yrs. Insured. 882-3129. BIG JOBS or small, we do it all. Weekly or monthly visits. Commercial & Residential. Call (250)885-8513. DPM SERVICES: Lawns, clean-ups, tree pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. Call 250-883-8141. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. INSTALLATION OF patios, ponds, gardens and more. Plus, top quality maintenance. glenwoodgardenwor Call (250)474-4373. J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680.


J&L GARDENING Full yard maintenance pruning & trimming. John (250)885-7343.

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

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORcustom design install, gardens, lawns & patios, irrigation & fences. Call 250-858-3564.

FENCING AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. DECKS FENCES. Installation & repairs. Vinyl decks & aluminum rails. Book now and save. Robert (250)580-3325. SIMPLY FENCING. Custom gates, fences and decks. Licensed & WCB Insured. Visit: Call (250)886-1596.

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

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

Take Out or Eat In Menu Daily Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Combination Dinners for 1 to 8 Seafood and Deluxe Dishes Licenced Premises Open 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. daily Free Home Delivery with min. $20 order

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. ★ REPAIRS/RENOS. Painting, plumbing, electrical, etc. Free estimates. Call 250-217-8666. SENIOR HANDYMAN Household repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. THOUSANDS OF Succulents for sale at Doyle & Bond farm. 6666 W. Saanich Rd. Website WEEDING, MOWING, pruning, planting, composts. Organic spraying, fertilizing. Howard, (250)661-0134.



and Restaurant and enjoy a An Invitation Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Entrée

From an Old Friend

90 Gorge Rd. West

Present this coupon when you buy dinner or lunch and get a second of equal or lesser value FOR ONLY $2.00. This coupon may only be used with a minimum of two beverages (need not be alcoholic). Present coupon at time of ordering. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Maximum 3 coupons per group or table. Not valid at JBI Pub on Sundays between 3:30-8:00 p.m. EXPIRES JULY 31, 2011


250-384-7151 270 Government Street

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-889-5794.

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

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

Local Dining in Victoria THE JAMES Drop by the WING’S RESTAURANT ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

NEED HELP with your garden? Use Your Tools. $15/hr. Call Ken, (250)385-4717.

MR Sandless, The Quick, No Sanding Solution to Beautiful Wood Floors In One Day at 1/2 the Cost of Sanding. Check out our website for more info. or Call for a free estimate 250-7343773

I.D. Masonry - Chimney repointing & capping, chimney rebuilds, brick & block, stonework. Licenced & WCB. Free Quotes. Call Ian @ 250217-1012


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



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


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

BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & F/P repairs. Chimney re-pointing. 250-478-0186. C.B.S. MASONRY Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios Repair. Renew. Replace “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Estimate & Competitive Prices. Charlie 294-9942, 5899942 Licensed Insured & WCB

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

LEVEL GROUND Landscaping

Spring lawn renovations. Complete Garden and Arborist Services. Insured. Free estimates. 250-818-0587.


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

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-386-1119. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

PAINTING ✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email:

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. CLEAN AND Quality Painting. Work guaranteed, competitive prices and free estimates. 10 years certified Master Painter. Call anytime at 250-686-8198. DO IT NOW Painting. 20 yrs exp. Interior/exterior. Also do hauling. Len 250-888-0596. DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. PRICED RIGHT PAINTING Outstanding workmanship. Best Prices. 250 532 8372


High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

fiSAANICH l here NEWS please

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

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm. EDGE TO EDGE Pressure Washing, RV’s, boats, driveways, sidewalks, siding, roofs, moss removal. (250)208-8535.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923. Lo-cost Roofing- Free estimates, 20 yr warranty/guarantee. Senior discount. Spring Specials. (250)391-9851. SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

TILING PROF & custom installs of floor & wall tiles. Heated flooring, Custom Showers. Reno’s, new constr. Bob 250-812-7448

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


NEEDS mine.

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190. WILSON WINDOW Cleaning & Gutters. Insured. Owner does every job. No job to small Starting at $25. - $75. Dave, (250)813-2243.

WINDOWS ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, July 1, 2011  week beginning June 30, 2011 Real Estate Victoria

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This Weekend’s

OPENHOUSES Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Published Every Thursday

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the June 30 - July 6 edition of 1770 Rockland, $995,000

1213 Juno, $449,000

Saturday & Sunday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Stace Dewhurst 250 384-8124

408-373 Tyee, $333,500

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

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave., $300,000 pg. 9

pg. 11

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

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

pg. 50

pg. 6

pg. 13

pg. 24

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Brian Andrew 250 217-1048

pg. 47

pg. 51

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Hal Decter 250 385-2033

164 Eberts St, $629,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Tom Dunn 250 384-8124

pg. 21

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

pg. 22

pg. 10

110-379 Tyee Rd., $207,400 Sunday 2-4 burr properties ltd. Mike Janes 250-382-6636

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

pg. 21

pg. 48

pg. 9

124 Rendall St., $574,900

pg. 48

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

2592 Empire St, $599,900

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jeremy Stillings, 250-744-3301

3815 Campus, $699,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353 pg. 50

pg. 50

pg. 21

Thursday 12-2 burr properties ltd. Tony Zarsadias 250-382-6636

pg. 26

pg. 25

Saturday 2-4 Boorman Real Estate Jeff Shaw 250 595-1535

pg. 29

pg. 29

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Charles Baird, 250-384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124 pg. 27

pg. 28

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

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

Saturday 1-2:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Clifton Mak, 250 479-3333

1191 Burnside Rd West, $485,000 pg. 33

Saturday 1:00-3:00 Sutton Group Pat Saulnier 250-727-8712

pg. 29

820 Roy Rd, $549,000 pg. 20

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

pg. 44

pg. 31

pg. 30

pg. 29

pg. 20

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

pg. 34

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124

pg. 46

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave O’Byrne 250 361-6213

pg. 35

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

pg. 52

663 Strandlund, $419,900 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier 250-477-7291

pg. 35

pg. 48

206-611 Goldstream Ave., $247,900

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

pg. 5

pg. 30

3359 Wellsmith Cres, $558,000 Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

pg. 49

pg. 39

2697 Whitehead Rd, $425,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Realty Mike Lock,250-384-8124

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

9115 Lochside, $699,900

Saturday & Sunday 3-5, Mon & Tues 4-6 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chris Scott 250-477-1100 pg. 13

1985 Lands End Rd pg. 29

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat 250 589-4014

2415 Amherst Ave.

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun David Silletta 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Richard Funnell 250-656-0131

301-1375 Bear Mountain, $399,900

8704 Pender Park, $597,500

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun David Silletta 250 744-3301

pg. 34

114-2710 Jacklin, $234,888

1315 Readings Dr, $649,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-812-7212

pg. 28

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Tosczak, 250-474-4800

735 Heaslip Pl, $359,900

851 Verdier Ave, $1,049,000

874 Pepin Cres, $499,000 pg. 27

pg. 6

8506 Ebor Terr

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

pg. 46

400 Latoria, $738,000

104-7070 West Saanich, $249,900 pg. 47

559-4678B Elk Lake Dr. pg. 27

pg. 29

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields 250-384-8124 pg. 28

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

3245 Jacklin Rd, $419,900

202-2475 Bevan AVE, $319,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

5858 West Saanich, $1,379,999 pg. 26

pg. 29

10613 McDonald Park, $1,499,900

4921 Prospect Ave, $1,225,000

pg. 47

65-2587 Selwyn, $189,900

pg. 30

2516 Fielding Pl, $849,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephen Postings, 250-656-0131

pg. 18

114-1244 Muirfield, $659,900

101-3226 Jacklin $299,900

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

519 Judah, $434,900

206-976 Inverness, $223,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Bob Davies 250 384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

2455 Wilcox Terr, $619,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Sharon Schaalje 250-479-3333

pg. 7

2167 Blue Grouse, $859,900

8045 Lochside Dr, $599,900 583 Carnation, $329,900

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

2200 Harrow Gate, $664,900

Saturday and Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ed Ho, 250-477-7291 pg. 13

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-2:30, Mon & Tues 4-6 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chris Scott 250-477-1100 pg. 13

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

pg. 51

3460 Quadra, $239,900

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

307-1156 Colville Rd., $319,900

pg. 27

10-4525 Wilkinson Rd., $446,900

4854 Sea Ridge Dr, $1,877,000 Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-388-5882

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Joanne Brodersen 250 477-7291

pg. 27

4386 Elnido, $639,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

pg. 14

pg. 12

1724 Llandaff

Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz 250 744-3301

5000 Bonanza, $949,000

pg. 26

1-242 Robert St, $449,900

pg. 9

pg. 19

10 Helmcken Rd pg. 48

pg. 25

1523 Palahi Pl, $619,000

2809 Craigowan, $859,900

Sunday 12-2 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

Sunday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd John D McMillan 250 382-8838

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Gordon Lee 250-385-2033

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

Saturday 1-4 Century 21 In Town Realty Magda Melounova, 604-323-6984

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

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

409 Nursery Hill Rd, $689,900

3-1160 Burdett Ave, $479,900

Saturday 1-4 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Vinnie Gill 250 744-3301

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

pg. 34

207-2881 Peatt Rd

7106 Central Saanich, $545,000

1642 McKenzie Ave

5060 Cordova Bay Rd, $819,000

24-15 Helmcken, $529,900

349C Foul Bay Rd, $509,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Vicky Turner 250 592-4422

pg. 50

44 Caton, $699,900

210 St Andrews, $949,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291

Sunday 1-3 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Leni Estell, 250-744-3301

pg. 30

2420 Mount Baker, $729,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Properties Gaye Phillips 250-655-0608

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

211-608 Fairway Ave, $369,900

2115 Brethourpark Way, $529,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

6-942 Boulderwood, $685,000

4378 Shelbourne, $579,900

247 St Andrews St, $664,900

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

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

3720 Craigmillar, $589,000

3811 Epsom

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

pg. 29

10421 Allbay Rd., $975,000

1877A Feltham Rd, $625,900

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

2387 Selwyn Rd., $629,888

510-9808 Second St, $489,000

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

304-3225 Alder St., $249,900

205-899 Darwin Ave, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Vicky Turner 250 592-4422

723 St. Patrick St., $689,999 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love 250-386-8875

309-373 Tyee Rd., $364,900

pg. 22

pg. 25

Sunday 1-3 Remax Camosun Craig Walters,250-655-0608

10421 Resthaven, $384,900

Saturday 1-3 Sotheby’s International George Papaloukas 250-888-5335

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Amy Yan, 250-893-8888

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

10-3633 Cedar Hill, $474,900

1530 Cedarglen, $642,000 2245 Dalhousie, $624,000

pg. 26

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

101-2520 Wark, $244,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178

71-7570 Tetayut Rd, $298,000

4555 Seawood Terr, $699,000

4-1010 Ellery St. pg. 11

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

Sunday 11-1 burr properties ltd. Mike Janes 250-382-6636

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Charlie DePape 250 477-5353 Sunday 2-4 Keller Williams Realty Mac Nanton 250 686-3200

pg. 16

4961 Thunderbird Plc., $779,900

612-845 Dunsmuir, $609,000

1,2,3 277 Michigan

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 12

1183 Munro St, $832,000

905-379 Tyee

238 Superior, $834,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 21

pg. 44 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Graham Bavington, 250-477-1100

Friday-Sunday 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ivica Kalabric, 250-590-8087

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Pat Parker 250 882-2607

3573 McInnis Rise, $649,900

617 Lampson, $437,500

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Remax Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

502-707 Courtney

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sladja Stojkovic 250 477-5353

pg. 21

102-103 Gorge Rd E., $289,900

1042 St. Charles St., $858,000

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

1023 Wollaston St., $593,000

2926 Fifth, $598,888 pg. 21

8-933 Admirals Rd, $369,900

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

pg. 47 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja 250-479-3333

pg. 23

310-873 Esquimalt Rd., $364,900

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

1515 Regents Pl, $827,500 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 240-592-4422

pg. 7

2736 Gosworth, $474,900

504 Cecelia Rd, $439,000

4716 Amblewood, $949,900

1245 Esquimalt Rd

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

210-935 Johnson St., $329,900

4-50 Montreal, $339,999 Saturday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz 250 744-3301

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

3-828 Rupert Terrace

1-1827 Fairfield, $649,000 Saturday, Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 7

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Gina Sundberg, 250-812-4999

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

pg. 34

102-627 Brookside Rd Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Greg Long 250 384-8124

pg. 15

118-2733 Peatt Rd., $374,900 pg. 31

Sunday 3:30-4:30 Re/Max Alliance Bon Hollier 250-386-8875

pg. 34

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This Weekend’s Published Every Thursday

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit 1888 Tominny Road, $348,000

2006 Hannington, $698,800 Sunday 1-4 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

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

Daily 11-1PM Fair Realty Ray Kong 250 590-7011

pg. 48

1919 Maple Avenue

1005 Wild Ridge Way, $442,500 pg. 50

pg. 36

228-1987 Kaltasin

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

pg. 14

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361

pg. 11

11-6110 Seabroom, $249,900 Sunday 12-2 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361

pg. 37

2733 Countryside Pl.

3-1917 Kaltasin, $334,900 pg. 37

121-6838 Grant Rd, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Realty Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the June 30 - July 6 edition of

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361

pg. 37

6467 Driftwood, $494,900 pg. 11

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Ivan Delano PREC 250-744-8506

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6072 Kaspa Rd, $800,000 pg. 50

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurene Clark 800-263-4753

pg. 44

2125 Butler Ave, $299,000 pg. 37

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen 250 744-3301

pg. 40



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■ Best of the City readers’ choice awards ■ Tuesday, June 21 ■ Inn at Laurel Point

Black Press honours the Best of the City at annual awards gala Black Press welcomed the city’s finest last week, gathered at the Inn at Laurel Point to celebrate the 17th annual Best of the City Awards. The June 21 gala – the perfect way to welcome the sunny first day of summer – honoured the 350 nominees in 117 categories, from books to bikes, marlets to martinis honoured, each waiting to find out who would be named the city’s best, as voted by Black Press readers from throughout Greater Victoria. Oak Bay News editor Don Descoteau emceed the event, which also offered guests a first peek at this year’s 84-page Best of the City publication, showcasing both this year’s finalists and some of the many elements that make the Capital Region the best in its own right. Latin jazz duo Los Gringos Loco entertained the guests, who also enjoyed delicious treats from the Inn at Laurel Point’s talented banquet and catering team.

Visar Gashi, Mike Gibson and George Doulakis, from Jimmy’s Barber Shop.

Steve Wickware and Dennis Andrews, from Metro Lexus Toyota.

Victoria News Advertising Consultant Maria Kirley with Lauren Obee, of Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

Sisters Jessica and Andrea Sogai, from Japanese Village.

Margaret Ramsay and Michele Venables, from Sears.

Sara Pedersen and Dave Jeffrey, from Walmart.

Rod Jiang and Panda Isarasakdi, from the Little Thai Place.

Phil Lafreniere and Adam Orser, fromThe Rootcellar.

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