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Shades of victory Layritz’s Jacob Potter leads the cheer before his team takes to the field Saturday against Hampton during the Little League Provincial Tournament at Hampton Park on Tillicum Road. Layritz won the game 1-0. Hampton hosts the tournament through until Sunday. For the weekend scores, see Page 18. Sharon Tiffin News staff

Chong spends $61K on travel Ministers, MLAs rack up $2.4M travel bill in 2010-11 Kyle Slavin News staff

Cabinet shuffles are a costly venture for taxpayers. B.C. residents foot the bill when a newly installed minister are expected to meet and get caught up with the stakeholders and interest groups their predecessor may have met with just months before. Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong racked up a $61,057 travel bill last year, which she attributes to having taken on three different ministerial portfolios in a 12-month time frame. In the 2010-11 fiscal year, Chong served as minister of healthy living and sport, sciences and universities, and

regional economic and skills development. “When I took on universities and colleges, there was a huge demand for me to visit them all and get up to speed on the initiatives they started with (former minister of advanced education) Moira (Stilwell),” she said. “If you’re supposed to understand and bring in legislation and policy, sometimes you have to go out and see how things work.” Former NDP leader and Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James says that is a prime example of extraneous, unnecessary spending. “Every time you change cabinet you have different travel costs, you have new business cards, and those are taxpayers’ dollars,” James said. The most “exotic” place Chong traveled to as a minister last year was Salt Lake City, Utah. The majority of her trips were to Vancouver, she said, but she couldn’t guess how many days during the year she was on the road.

“Everybody will say: ‘Boy, she tries to go to everything,’ which is my reputation,” Chong said. Minister and MLA expenses were released last week as part of the public accounts portion of the province’s finances. It was the first time MLAs’ spending was released. Of all ministers, Chong had the third-largest travel bill, after Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell ($68,467), who also oversaw Forests, Mines and Lands last year, and Kevin Krueger, former Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, and Social Development ($65,562). Chong, who is now Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, had an additional $1,635 travel bill as an MLA. PLEASE SEE: Our View, Page A8 More transparency needed, Page A10

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Smart meters on the way Privacy, health concerns raised for wireless readers Natalie North News staff

Health and privacy concerns have prompted an organized outcry to smart meters being installed by B.C. Hydro in Greater Victoria this summer. The utility company is switching to wireless meters that use lowlevel radio waves to transmit information on a home’s power usage back to B.C. Hydro collectors. Sharon Noble, chairperson of Citizens Against Unsafe Emissions and co-ordinator of the national Wireless Radiation Safety Council, is leading the charge locally to warn the public about the meters. Her primary concerns are centred around the potential health effects of the radio waves, especially given the wide scope of the $930-million program. “You’re going to have a meter on your house,” Noble said. “Your neighbours are going to have a meter on their house and they’re going to be communicating through each other to what I call the mother ship – a transmitter somewhere that’s gathering (the information).” Noble accuses B.C. Hydro of misleading the public with false information around the level of electromagnetic radiation from the meters, which the corporation says has been measured at less than two microwatts per square centimetre when standing adjacent to the meter. The meters transmit data four to six times per day adding up to about one minute of activity, said Hydro spokesperson Fiona Taylor. Over the projected 20-year lifespan of the meter, the device’s emissions will equate to a single 30-minute cellphone call. The program follows four years of research by the Crown corporation, which reports to the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines.

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Sharon Noble holds a high-frequency analyzer next to one of B.C. Hydro’s electromechanical meters. This meter, complete with digital display, will be replaced by a smart meter in the fall. “Our mandate is to supply safe, reliable, cost-effective energy to our customers,” Taylor said. “At its heart, it’s about adding almost two million eyes and ears to the grid, so that we, on the utility side, are able to understand what’s happening with our electricity: where is it being used and where are we losing it?”

Tampering with the current meters poses safety risks to both B.C. Hydro staff and those who steal the energy. Without changes to rates, Hydro estimates the program will save $1.6 billion in operating costs, and eliminate an estimated 8,500-11,000 gigawatt hours of energy stolen annually, as well as improve safety for front-line

employees. Those concerned with electromagnetic sensitivity and radio waves aren’t the only groups questioning smart meters. Both the Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C. and B.C. Civil Liberties Association have identified personal security issues with the power usage information the meters transmit. Freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation in the province requires private information to be kept confidential. Rob Holmes, president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said the difficulty with the law is how to define if power usage information is private or simply data held by a utility company. The other “gaping loophole,” Holmes said, is that law enforcement agencies have the right to request any personal information, so you end up not having the protection when you really need it. “The more information that (the government) can glean in relation to your use patterns, the more they can get a fix on all sorts of aspects of your private life – when you get up at night, how much you flush the toilet – those things most of us would like to keep away from other people,” Holmes said. “As soon as you start collecting this amount of data, you’re collecting a honey pot and people are going to want in,” said Micheal Vonn, policy director with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. The provincial Information and Privacy Commissioner is currently reviewing the program. “I think people don’t understand how smart meters work, but I have had letters and emails and calls from British Columbians who want to ensure that we’re watching and that we’re working with B.C. Hydro to ensure that privacy is protected,” said Elizabeth Denham, privacy commissioner. B.C. Hydro has installed the meters in Richmond and Prince George and expects to begin installing them on Greater Victoria homes by September. nnorth@saanichnews.com

Can Hydro’s smart meters affect your health? determined by the so-called “field strength” Radio waves are all around us. There are of the radio wave, measured as power per natural radio waves from the sun and from unit area (e.g. watts per square centimetre). lightning. There are man-made radio waves For the same power, if the distance used for television, radios for music, is doubled, the field strength drops two-way radios for aircraft, boats, four-fold. If the distance is increased taxis and police, microwave ovens, 100-fold, then the field strength drops cordless phones, wireless internet 10,000-fold. (Wi-Fi), cellphones and now smart The dosage is the combination of meters. With all these radio waves field strength and time. If you double around us, should we worry about the time of exposure, the dosage is their effect on human health? doubled. Radio waves from microwaves are For example, a typical cellphone clearly not safe – they can cook you. emits less than one watt of power, but The reason being that they are high can be very close (less than one cm power and close in proximity, and run Peter Driessen away from your head) and may be for a prolonged period of time. Guest Column used up to several hours per day. Alternately, AM radio waves are As another example, a typical generally considered safe. Though they are high power and run almost all the time, wireless internet router or laptop emits less than one-tenth of a watt. It can be as close they come from far away. as half a metre away and may be used much To check out the safety of radio waves, we have to crunch the numbers on power, distance of the day. The distance is 100 times further from your head than a cellphone, so the field and time. strength from wireless internet is 10,000 times The effect of power and distance is

less. The effect of Wi-Fi is generally much less controversial than that of cellphones. A typical smart meter emits about one watt of power, but is usually several meters away, and typically emits for only about a minute per day. So the field strength from a typical smart meter is about the same or less than that of Wi-Fi, but it is significantly less active than Wi-Fi. The effect of smart meters on human health should be similar or less than the effect that Wi-Fi has on human health. The effect on individuals may vary. Just as some people sunburn quickly and others are more tolerant, it may be that your individual tolerance to radio waves may be lower or higher than others. If you are comfortable with Wi-Fi in your home, then you need not worry about smart meters. But, if you choose to avoid using Wi-Fi in your home because you have health concerns, then you may want to avoid smart meters. Peter F. Driessen is a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Victoria. editor@saanichnews.com

Radio waves explained The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified radio frequency waves – those emitted by smart meters, cellphones and wireless routers – as a type 2B carcinogen, or possibly cancer-causing. Mary McBride, a scientist at the B.C. Cancer Agency who co-authored the study on which the decision was based, explains the impacts radio waves have on the body. Two things must happen in sequence to cause cancer, McBride said. First, damage must be done to DNA; and second, cellular changes affecting growth and division which cause uncontrolled proliferation that will spread throughout the body. However, not all cellular changes cause this proliferation, she said. There is a wealth of research into whether or not radio frequency rays cause these kinds of changes, she added. “With all that research – millions of dollars – we have not been able to confirm that radio waves damage DNA or that they cause any of these cellular changes that lead to cell proliferation after the DNA of a cell has been damaged.” Additionally, radio frequency exposure diminishes significantly with increased distance from the source. The formula is if a person is twice as far away from the source of the radio frequency waves, their exposure drops by one quarter, as compared to someone at the source. The study showed no increased risk of cancer with increased hours of cellphone usage except for within the 10 per cent of users with the most cumulative hours of use. Researchers have not been able to explain the possible threshold effect, and therefore the classification of radio waves as a 2B carcinogen reflects the limited evidence. “The fact that we haven’t seen any excess cancer risk to RF-exposed animals in the animal studies suggests that there may be ways that the body has to deal with any negative cellular changes.” nnorth@saanichnews.com


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Student debt fears rise with impending semester Natalie North News staff

Debt isn’t usually a hot topic for students on summer vacation, but University of Victoria students are already planning how they’ll attack their No. 1 issue this fall. The UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) is preparing to launch the WTF (Where’s the Funding) campaign, with the goal of turning around B.C.’s tarnished reputation for post-secondary funding. Students in B.C. are graduating with an average $27,000 of debt, according to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), and B.C. remains the only province in Canada that doesn’t have a provincial grants program in place. “What we’re looking at now is dire financial times,” said UVic Students’ Society chair Tara Paterson. “What the campaign will do is push both the major political parties to prioritize post-secondary education, should there be an election in the fall. If (no election happens), we’re looking to see some real governmental

dent debt. action from the B.C. Liberals.” Part of that education, he says, The three main goals of the campaign are to convince gov- is planning for graduation and ernment to increase core post- knowing when to apply for interest relief before defaultsecondary funding; ing on repayments. reduce or eliminate The Ministry of interest on student Advanced Education loans; and reinstate a has invested $2.5 bilprovincial grants prolion in student financial gram. assistance programs In 2002, the Liberals since 2001, including deregulated tuition fees, grants for students with and consequently, they disabilities and interest doubled in three years. By the CFS’ calcula- Tara Paterson relief programs. “When you need tions, tuition fees in B.C. are now 10 per cent more than (financial assistance) you can’t the national average, at $6,580 get it,” Turcotte said. “If you go per year. The province, however, into default status, you have to estimated tuition fees at $4,802 clear that up before you can go into loan remission status.” for the 2010-11 year. The CFS’s ongoing campaign Regardless of the provincial average, with the current inter- against the rising cost of eduest rate at 2.5 per cent above cation, Education Shouldn’t be prime, a student’s $27,000 debt a Debt Sentence, includes an would balloon to $35,000 over a online petition based on principles identical to the WTF cam10-year repayment period. Michel Turcotte, director of paign. “While tuition fees are going operations for the Camosun College Student Society, says they up and the quality of our edudraw on the CFS – which the cation is decreasing, a generaUVSS voted to leave last year – tion of students is being bankto educate their members and rupted,” Paterson said. nnorth@saanichnews.com raise such political issues as stu-

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Expenses list good first step Travelling the province is an integral part of an MLA’s job in B.C. We get that. But when the travel expenses of a minister who lives in the same town as the legislature are third-highest of any government cabinet member – Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong – it causes us to raise our eyebrows. The expense information on Chong and other ministers was available – if you knew where to look – prior to the Liberal government’s introduction last week of its DataBC website. But it took the government’s example, that similar information for all B.C. MLAs can now readily be found by the public, for us to take more notice of the minister spending. We appreciate the increased transparency on MLA spending and believe the move is a step in the right direction. While the bills chalked up by other Capital Region politicians in their duties as MLAs didn’t cause us to stand up and take notice, the fact that we can all now access such information is a better public service. It’s important also that the transparency be taken further. Our province still lags behind other provinces in terms of availability of receipts and other more detailed expense listings. Since there is no real watchdog in B.C. for appropriate expenditures by elected representatives, it’s up to the public to keep watch on such things. And it’s also up to the public and taxpayer lobby groups to keep up the pressure on government to open up the accounts to more public scrutiny. The perception of secrecy in government is one of the key ingredients in a denigration of trust in government. Moving to make the accounting by elected individuals, as well as government as a whole, more transparency is the surest way to gain favour with the electorate. That’s something current and future administrations in B.C. may wish to take a closer look at as they head toward election time. 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.

HST horror stories fade away Restaurant association head Ian The B.C. government has Tostenson predicted thousands of released its audited public restaurants would close because of accounts for what Bill Vander Zalm HST, and then mused about running enthusiasts strain to depict as Year for premier. Fortunately, One of the Harmonized we were spared from both Sales Tax Apocalypse. of these scenarios. So let’s survey this Finance Minister Kevin allegedly bleak landscape Falcon put out some spin of shuttered hair salons about how tight-fisted and seniors hoarding pet spending control brought food, waiting for Belgian the deficit down from the bureaucrats to come 10-figure range. Prudence, calling for more. he called it. Prune juice is Retail sales increased more like it. 5.3 per cent in 2010. It was economic growth Growth has softened so Tom Fletcher that paid the bills, with far this year, but there’s B.C. Views mills and mines opening no evidence it’s due to and consumers spending. the HST. (Retail sales are Former premier Bill mostly goods, which are Bennett’s observation still applies: mostly unaffected.) B.C. is a small, open resource B.C.’s economy grew by four per economy in a volatile world market. cent, third in Canada behind those Commodity markets have new northern tigers Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. We beat Alberta strengthened to the point where even the rising Canadian dollar is as well as have-not Ontario. The provincial deficit dropped by being overcome. Expansion to Asia nearly a billion dollars, even though is proceeding, assisted by a longterm federal-provincial strategy that spending on government services the NDP opposed. A skilled labour continued its relentless rise with shortage already exists in the B.C. another billion-dollar increase. northeast and is forecast to spread That’s four-per-cent spending growth, the same as the growth rate across the province. The government’s latest labour of the economy. But as usual, twomarket survey estimates that B.C. thirds of it is health-care spending, will be in a labour shortage by growing closer to twice that fast. Hair salons? My barber voted ‘no’ 2016, and there will be one million job openings by 2020. One-third to Vander Zalm. His accounting is of these will come from economic simpler, his price is still reasonable growth, two-thirds from retiring and customers aren’t generally baby boomers. Unlike next year’s prepared to start cutting their own HST revenues, this prediction hair.

is relatively easy to make with precision. Job growth does depend, however, on a competitive tax environment, with competition from Ontario and elsewhere. The public accounts also confirm what we found out last fall, that HST revenues have run ahead of expectations. HST haters like to claim the tax was promised to be revenue neutral. That finance ministry estimate was only for the first year, and it proved pessimistic. As with gasoline prices, external forces drown out B.C. tax adjustments in the short term. Currently it looks as if going back to the old provincial sales tax will cost the treasury about $600 million in revenue in each of the next few years. HST rate cuts are made up by economic growth. Or we can return to a 60-yearold retail sales tax developed for a post-war, pre-service economy, and continue a B.C. political debate that revolves around 30-year-old socialist ideology. The deficit will immediately jump back up to the 10-digit range. So if your HST referendum envelope is still in the bottom of your recycling bin, you might consider fishing it out and casting a No vote. They have to be delivered to Elections BC by Aug. 5. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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LETTERS Readers respond: Alerts should come quicker from cops Re: Police warn of scam artists targeting region (News, July 20) Thank you for publishing this article about the telephone scam artists. My family and I have received at least five of these calls, which I fortunately recognized as being fishy. I strung them along for a while and they seemed quite affronted when I told them they were scammers. They initially gave themselves away when all the info they had about us was our name from the phone book. Furthermore, they could not provide any specific details about my computers, when asked. They also wanted to install Teamviewer, a remote control program that I use regularly for troubleshooting my mother’s computer in the U.K. When I asked them what information they would like me to give to the police, they hung up. I wonder if there is a way of getting information about this kind of scam out to the public more quickly. It has been at least a couple of weeks since my first call. Perhaps the local police forces could have an email alert that one could subscribe to. Mike Jackson Saanich

Drunk drivers are more concerning than elderly Re: Driving is still a privilege, not a right (Letters, July 13) Carolyn Herbert errs in talking of driving as a privilege in her letter. The question is whether or not an individual puts others at undue risk by their actions. Thus, persons whose judgment is not considered sound enough for reasonable risk are prohibited from driving and other activities such as piloting, and some are locked away (notably violent criminals). Those approaches are by exception, which is the inverse of ‘privilege.’ Those who drive while

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intoxicated are in the news these days with the death of a motorcyclist near Goldstream Park by a driver who is alleged to have a history. Earlier a person with many serious traffic tickets killed a motorcyclist by short-cutting a turn when visibility was limited. Those drivers were not elders. I am more concerned about the many deliberately dangerous drivers I see on the streets than about a few persons who have had more birthdays – I don’t see many of the latter out there. Good citizens will fight the pernicious notion that the collective doles out privilege, which sounds like the elitism of totalitarian societies like the former U.S.S.R., and take a rational approach to evaluating and mitigating risk. Keith Sketchley Saanich

Traffic, road priorities need to shift Re: Slow down! Community associations demanding Saanich lower speed limits on residential roads (News, July 8) I live in the Cedar Hill/Cedar Hill Cross Road neighbourhood, and some of my neighbours and I have concerns similar to those voiced by residents on Tudor Avenue and in the GorgeTillicum area. Cedar Hill Road is a winding street with extremely inadequate and a lack of sidewalks and bus stops on the front lawns of homes or in the street and there are no crosswalks whatsoever between Derby and North Dairy, and a 50 km/h speed limit. Doncaster elementary, Cedar Hill middle, and a seniors’ residence are located on this street. Richmond Road, Cedar Hill Cross Road and Maplewood are three other connector streets in my part of Saanich that can be described similarly. As both a motorist and a pedestrian, I suggest that those responsible for setting speed limits and making decisions about sidewalks in Saanich walk along the streets that residents are concerned about.

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For a realistic assessment, they need to walk at night, in the rain, and stand on the street waiting for a bus. Recording the number of cars driving on a street and the speed at which they drive provides only some of the information needed to make decisions about pedestrian safety. With world-wide concern about climate change and health issues due to obesity and inactivity, it is time to rethink prioritizing flow of motor traffic over providing safe sidewalks, bike lanes and adequate transit service. Jean Newton Saanich

Letters to the Editor The News welcomes your opinions and comments. 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. Please enclose your phone number for verification of your letter’s authenticity. 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

Amalgamation would cut costs, taxes

Municipal costs and taxes keep going up, with little relief in sight. A solution is required, and soon. Recently, the National Post reported that “... Halifax ... regional council has already decided that a 24-person council is too large for the community of fewer than 400,000 ...” and “... Vancouver, a city of about 600,000, has just 10 councillors.” Yet here we are in Greater Victoria, with a population of about 330,000, divided into 13 municipalities with a total of about 100 mayors and councillors, plus a plethora of redundant highly paid upper and middle managers in each municipality. In addition, we have a dog’s breakfast of fire and police departments, and a mess with roads, sewer, water, etc. – wherever one of the dotted lines marking a municipal boundary appears on a map. Top that off with the CRD, which adds yet another layer of bureaucracy. It is time to end this asinine situation with amalgamation of at least some if not all of the area municipalities. Roel Hurkens Victoria

RE: Community associations demanding Saanich lower speed limits on residential roads (News)

“Are these community associations really so daft as to think being run over by an SUV doing 30km/h is so much healthier than getting run over by one doing 50km/h? Why would anyone think it’s better to be hit by a slower car than not be hit at all? You can’t get hit by a car if you’re not standing on the road. Why is that so difficult a concept for community associations? People need to take some responsibility for themselves, rather than finding a way to blame someone or something else for their mistakes.” – KombatKarl RE: Community associations demanding Saanich lower speed limits on residential roads (News)

“Kombat, I’ve seen your typical knee-jerk reactions on here before. (Be careful, take some time to listen to sense.) Most people, (yourself included I’m sure,) do not always drive at 50km/h, they show courtesy and they do slow down at times. But, really, 30 to 40 km/h is probably the speed you would comfortably drive in your neighbourhood anyways, right? And that is all we’re asking for. – skarpes

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Victoria’s first foodies featured in new museum book Some colourful characters kept residents fed and watered in city’s formative years Kyle Slavin News staff

Well before the savoury flavours of Pig BBQ Joint graced Blanshard Street and before Wannawafel’s sweet Belgian treats could be smelled in the Inner Harbour, Victoria’s relationship with food looked quite different. That scenario is the subject of a new book co-authored by the Royal B.C. Museum’s manager of human history, Robert Griffin, and museum volunteer Nancy Oke, who spearheaded the project. “We have quite a food packaging collection. And looking through it, we didn’t know a lot about it,” Griffin recalls of the initial discussions eight years ago that prompted the book. “How do you capture food and

ful businessman from San B.C. products? The Francisco. food’s usually gone or Turns out, he was an you can’t really save eccentric U.S. military it … So it was an area deserter. He’d answer his where the trial tends door in the nude and he to disappear really believed people were hidquickly.” ing in his house. Feeding the Family: “There are lots of bits and 100 Years of Food and pieces that I wasn’t aware Drink in Victoria is an of when I started this,” Grifin-depth look at the fin says. people, places and The challenging part was products that helped knowing when to stop lookfeed the city’s growing ing for information. population between “There’s lots more we the 1840s and 1940s. could’ve found. There’s The project was lots more out there in the intriguing and a great newspapers and in our collearning experience, lection,” he says. Griffin says. He and Feeding the Family is Oke uncovered stochock full of stories, anecries about local butchdotes, photos and records ers and shop owners documenting how Victoria, through old newspaper as a commercial centre for clippings. Sharon Tiffin/News staff “Because the popula- Robert Griffin, author and Royal B.C. Museum human history department manager, food production and consumption, grew with the tion was so small, the shows some of the antique food tins in the museum’s collection. times. newspapers covered The book is available at most mostly little local events. So there fin says. “They’re not huge inci- played a role in the city.” One of the pair’s favourite sto- local bookstores and at the Royal are written records of a break-in at dents, but it gives you a different a store, or when a cart is pushed perspective and understanding of ries is about butcher Fredrick B.C. Museum gift shop. kslavin@saanichnews.com over the porch of a grocer,” Grif- the way things were and how food Reynolds, who was a success-

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Sooke-based funny man knocking them dead Benjamin Yong Sooke News Mirror

Kevin Banner is officially one of the funniest people on the Island. And he just happens to be from Sooke. Banner won $5,000 in an online viewer poll at Bite.ca as part of a comedy competition called Stand Up & Bite Me, hosted by comic Colin Mochrie. “I never thought I would get flown out to Toronto,” said Banner, who was accepted into the contest after submitting a 15-minute demo tape. He beat seven competitors for the top prize. Banner, 28, has been active on the comedy scene in Victoria,

where he is a regular fixture at Hecklers Bar and Grill on Gorge Road, and in Sooke, where he hosts the Stump Ranch Comedy night once a month at Mulligans Bar and Grill. He’s done 70 or 80 shows so far this year. But the road to success has been a long one. “I’ve been doing (standup) for six years – I’ve been funny for about 18 months,” he said. In high school, he wanted to be a professional wrestler. “I went down to California to do a boot camp thing and it hurts. (In comedy there’s) a lot less folding chairs to worry about.” Standup was something he always wanted to do, but never

Tired of working odd jobs, Banner began calling local pubs and clubs to see if he could perform during open mike nights. At the time, Victoria didn’t have much of a comedy scene, he said. “It’d be 10 guys doing Jack Johnson and Sublime covers on their acoustic guitars, and then I’d do Photo contributed standup. It was always Comedian Kevin Banner collected kind of awkward.” He started out doing $5,000 for winning a national contest. shows at Logan’s Pub seriously pursued. “The whole and performing here and there thing of writing my own material in Sooke. It wasn’t until he got to – I didn’t think it was something I Hecklers that things started to take off. could do.”

About a year and a half ago, the pub began having a monthly amateur comedy night. Now it’s featured every second Sunday. “For the longest time it was just me – I wasn’t learning much, I wasn’t growing much. Hecklers being there has just been monumental for that.” Banner has collaborated with some top Canadian performers – he opened for Alberta funnyman Dan Quinn on New Year’s Eve at Hecklers, and recently had Graham Clark do a show in Sooke. To follow Banner’s progress or hear him live, visit Stump Ranch Comedy on Facebook or @BANNERkevin on Twitter. editor@oakbaynews.com

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As linesmen, Kirk Van Helvoirt and Trent Knorr have worked plenty of ECHL games at SaveOn-Foods Memorial Centre over the years. Knorr has now transitioned as a referee in the WHL and will likely work a couple of games in Victoria this year. The duo can speak of every coach’s tendency and how they like to “work the ref” during a game, including Royals’ coach Mark Habscheid.

Linesman-turned-ref on journey to NHL Travis Paterson News staff

At one time Trent Knorr was the greenest linesman in pro hockey, breaking up ECHL fights as a 17-year-old. “Back then it was pretty scary,” he recalled. “I was worried about pissing (players) off. You want everyone to be your friend. I made my fair share of mistakes, I know that.” That was seven years ago. Knorr is 24 now and has risen through the junior ranks all the way to the top, working the 2010 Memorial Cup. But as Knorr climbed, the window to a shot as an NHL linesman became smaller and smaller. His ECHL experience helps, but it’s in junior where the NHL officiating crew scouts future prospects. Knorr is part of a select few who’ve been selected and “fast-tracked” for a career as an NHL official. The NHL brass are big on him. The problem is they don’t need linesmen. In the next 10 years only a few linesmen will be hired by the NHL but the league could be hiring as many as 10 NHL refs in the next five years. So Knorr switched to referee. “When Knorr started refereeing that piqued our interest,” said Bob Hall, a former NHL ref and current director of the league’s scouting and development of officials. Instead of watching the puck for offsides he watches for high-sticks and head shots. He just finished his first season as a referee doing 45 games in the Western Hockey League and one in the ECHL. It’s a given there’ll be some sacrifices made by anyone who makes the NHL, but Knorr’s is unique. “It’s rare to see a switch from linesman to referee, but at that young of an age, Knorr can do it,” said Kirk Van Helvoirt. A veteran linesman and friend who has worked alongside Knorr, 33-year-old Van Helvoirt is also highly regarded, having worked this year’s Doyle Cup between the

Hesjedal 18th but team wins top prize

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B.C. and Alberta junior-A champions. “If you’re a linesman, then just about 100 per cent of the time, that’s it, you’re a linesman (for good),” Van Helvoirt said. “It’s not like switching from forward to defence. It’s two different jobs.” But Knorr did it and he did it successfully enough that, as a rookie, he refereed the second round of this year’s WHL playoffs. “We liked Knorr as a linesman, but there just isn’t any opportunities coming up,” Hall said. “He knew he’d have a better chance to make the NHL.” Under Hall’s watchful eyes, Knorr began the year refereeing the annual NHL rookie camp in Penticton last August. “I never thought I was going to be refereeing but (WHL director of officiating) Kevin Muench called me last summer and asked me about refereeing and hired me as both just to try it out this year,” Knorr said.

Making the cut ■ Kirk Van Helvoirt and Trent Knorr are both ex-junior players, Van Helvoirt with the Prince George Spruce Kings, Knorr with the Victoria Cougars. ■ Officials don’t need to have junior playing experience to advance but it helps, Bob Hall said. “It helps to have played the game and to have the skating. But we really look for a ref who manages a fast-paced, aggressive game with control.”

The 2011 Tour de France ended Sunday (July 24) with Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal 18th overall. Hesjedal’s Garmin-Cervelo team won as the fastest team on the Tour. As a result the team’s riders split a reward of $50,000 Euros ($68,000). The 21st stage featured 2011 winner Cadel Evans sipping champagne in the yellow jersey before the sprinters broke ahead in contest for the green jersey as points leader. That award went to Britain's Mark Cavendish, whose raw power on the flats is equal to his candor during interviews.

“It seems to have panned out. That and I like it.” Should he crack the NHL, Knorr would join fellow Victoria native Lonnie Cameron, one of the league’s 33 linesmen. There are 40 referees. This year Knorr will referee full time in the WHL and BCHL, as well as the ECHL when his schedule allows. Eventually he’ll make the jump to the (American Hockey League), the NHL’s top farm-league, a move that is less of a change for a ref than it is for a player. “The WHL has a really good history of training NHL refs,” Hall said. “They get used to travel, used to working large venues and most of all, used to the pressure. So when they go to the AHL the only difference is they’re dealing with men.”

Zebra sightings To move up to the next level, an official has to get recommended by someone. In Knorr’s case, Hall was tipped off by former BCHL director of officiating, Frank Broeders. “Broeders phoned me and said Knorr has an incredible skill set, give him a look,” Hall said. “We evaluate skating, judgement, and comportment. If they exceed in those three areas, we put them into a program (Knorr is in).” Getting noticed is the hardest part, Hall said. “Essentially, you have to be the equivalent of the No. 1 draft choice at the BCHL level, then again at the WHL level, then you have to prove it again at the AHL level,” Hall said.

Hesjedal cruised into the historic Champs-Élysées finish-line with the peloton but 140th. He completed the 3,430-kilometres trek in 86 hours, 39 minutes and 36 seconds. His time was 27 minutes, 14 seconds back of Evans and just two seconds back of Garmin-Cervelo teammate Christian Vande Valde (17th). Multiple crashes early in the Tour kept Hesjedal and other top prospects from competing for the overall title. But his ability as the elite world-class cyclist who finished seventh at the 2010 Tour de

Scaling back without ECHL The departure of the ECHL’s Victoria Salmon Kings means a loss of 30 to 35 games for Van Helvoirt. The minor-pro league liked to have a stable of officials in each town rather than travel them around, meaning Van Helvoirt would dress for more games at Save-OnFoods Memorial Centre than many of the suitcase-toting Victoria Salmon Kings. The WHL, on the other hand, prefers to have a variety of officials working Now settling into an office career and the father of a 19-month-old daughter, the move suits him fine. However, for anybody coming up through the junior refereeing ranks in Victoria, they’ll be dealing with Van Helvoirt. “I’ll continue to work BCHL games, with some travel, and as a supervisor for junior B and major midget officials here in town,” he said. When Van Helvoirt was in his early 20s he too had NHL dreams, but things got in the way. One of them being the cost of travel to work games for the Western League – a key stepping stone. Until recently, the league wasn’t paying for travel off the Island. “I knew guys who traveled to the mainland for a weekend’s worth of games. They’d sleep in their cars (to make it profitable),” Van Helvoirt said. “It wasn’t uncommon. I made the choice to work on my (office) career. You can be the best ref or linesman but someone has to like you.” sports@vicnews.com

France was visible once again. Hesejdal was instrumental in guiding teammates Tom Danielson to ninth overall and Tyler Farrar and Thor Hushovd each to a stage win (both Farrar and Hushovd nearly won two stages). Hesjedal did all this while managing to crack the top-20. Late in the Tour Hesjedal came close to stage wins, letting up in the final 50-metres of Hushovd's stage 16 win, while losing gas on a valiant attempt up the sheer incline that ended stage 18. sports@vicnews.com


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Goalie Cody Hagedorn faced 55 Adanac shots. Eastwood, Adam Brown, Shea Wakefield, Blair Pinnock scored in Saturday’s game. Game 3 of the best-of-five-series is Saturday (July 30) in Coquitlam. Game 4, if necessary, would return to Bear Mountain Arena, 5 p.m. on Sunday (July 31). New Westminster leads Delta 2-0 in the other semifinal on 8-3 and 6-4 wins.

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INFORMATION ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School Survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service! DOWNTOWN VICTORIAparking available, 800 block of Broughton St. $225/month. Call 250-381-3633, local 247.

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS RE THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE MABEL CLAYTON NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the Deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned at 4th Floor, 1007 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3K5 before August 29th, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which it then has notice. Paul M. Bundon, Executor By his Solicitors, JAWL & BUNDON 4th Floor- 1007 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., V8V 3K5

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: HOUSE key, Eastdowne/Allenby Rd. (Oak Bay). Call 250-598-3856. FOUND: PRESCRIPTION glasses, July 23rd, Paradise St., Esquimalt. 250-727-7401. FOUND: PRES sunglasses in case (Fri., July, 15th), Galloping Goose (Blenkinsop Trestle), call 250-727-0267. LOST: FRI., Jul. 15, Sidney, Beacon Ave @ 3rd St., gold tie tack. Sentimental value. Reward offered. (250)652-4036. LOST: MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S prescription glasses in black case, Harbour Rd & Beacon Ave, Sidney. (Reward) 250-818-0341.

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CHILDREN NANNY AGENCIES LOOKING FOR a live in Nanny, min of 5 years. Care for 2 toddlers, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Able to cook Asian food. Fax resume to 778-433-1977 to Marilyn.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-3880123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing. 1-888-579-0892. Must Sell! GRAVEL TRUCKING Company for sale. Trucks, loaders, hoe, crusher, seven pits, two yards, 3-bay shop, office. Serious inquiries. Call Larry 780333-4726, Swan Hills, Alberta. LOOKING FOR Avon Reps. Be your own boss. Earn extra money, work from home. Call 250-386-0070 to learn more.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS ADMIN ASSISTANT Trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified A & P staff now. No Experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888512-7116. AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. TWO, TWO, Two years in one. New Heavy Equipment Certificate program at GPRC, Fairview campus. Receive 1st and 2nd year HET Apprenticeship technical training. Intense hands-on shop experience, Fairview, AB. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

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FT/PT EXPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D Hair Stylists reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d at Partings Hair Design in Cadboro Bay Village. Preference give to stylist with some clientele. Flexible hours. Call Richard or Joanne (250)477-1869 or send resume to: partings@shaw.ca

HELP WANTED ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Limited provides management expertise and business support to 31 member-owned Coops in Nunavut and Northwest Territories. We are currently recruiting for the following positions: General Managers Assistant Managers - Relief Managers - Hotel Cooks. Please forward your resume to: HumanResources@ArcticCo-op.com, or fax to: 1-204632-8575. Please visit www.arcticco-op.com and www.innsnorth.com for more information. BURGER KING Victoria is currently hiring Full-Time Food Counter Attendants. Mature candidates & students welcome to apply. Must be flexible and able to work various shifts incl. days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Wages $11.35 per hour. 1681 Island Hwy. CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and field analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualifications: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilfield experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: hr@ceslp.ca referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in and out of town. Subsistence and accommodations provided. Phone 780660-8130. Fax 780-444-4258; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CONTROLLER A well established Kelowna based, underground utilities /road contractor has an immediate requirement for a controller. The successful applicant will have over five years of experience in the construction field after completion of their accounting designation, CA, CGA. They will be required to perform all aspects of accounting cycle up to and including financial statements. We are an aggressive company and require a strong aggressive person that is ready to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Remuneration complete with benefit package will be consummate with experience. Please reply to the Administrator by fax at 250-7659603, or phone 250-7659601.

RAINBOW CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP LTD.

EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. FOOD COUNTER Attendant full time/shift work, nights, over night, early mornings and weekends. $10.80/hr + benefits. Apply at store or fax 250477-9344. JEM Restaurants Ltd. operating as Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3990 Shelbourne St., Saanich. FOOD COUNTER Attendant full time/shift work, nights, over night, early mornings and weekends. $10.80/hr + benefits. Apply at store or fax 250380-9656. LM JONES Holdings INC Operating as Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3749 Shelbourne St., Saanich, V8N 5N4. GUTTER INSTALLER is needed with 3 years experience. Must have valid Drivers License. Call 250-382-5154. INDUSTRIAL PAINTER: Required Immediately! Do All Metal Fabricating-Estevan SK. Seeking an applicant to paint in an industrial setting. Qualifications & Duties:-Must have knowledge of how to run/maintain an airless painter,enamel and epoxy products, working knowledge with Endura paint (sprayed preferably)We offer Competitive Wages, Benefits & RRSP programs. Apply by email kswidnicki@doallmetal.com or fax 1-306-634-8389. JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC required immediately, Grande Prairie, (NW) Alberta. Heavy Duty position, Caterpillar experience, competitive wages, benefit plan. More info: www.ritchiebr.com. Fax 780351-3764. Email: info@ritchiebr.com. MAGAZINE AD Sales & CSR, F/T, Sidney. horsejournals.com/careers

VITAMIN / SUPPLEMENT ADVISOR (F/T) with extensive product knowledge or related credentials. Apply with resume to The Vitamin Shop 1212 Broad Street or vitaminshopadmin@ shawcable.com

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Prince Rupert, BC has an immediate opening for a Journeyman Technician Chrysler experience preferred, will consider 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Top wages and relocation bonus to the right candidate. Apply by email: ckontzie@rainbowchrysler.ca, FAX (250)624-3214 Attn Service Manager, or by mail 1105 Chamberlin Ave, Prince Rupert, BC , V8J 4J5 DL#24707

MEDICAL/DENTAL MEDICAL office assistant (MOA) required for a new specialist physician in Vernon, BC. Full time; remuneration equivalent to experience. drinkpen@gmail.com. 902-2200808

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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Required for Gadd Marine. Wages commensurate with experience. Please Fax: 1-250-754-3073 or e-mail: gadmar@telus.net

MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

NEED CASH TODAY? Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic or Apprentice Mechanic

P & R Truck Centre requires Full - Time Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic or Apprentice Mechanic for our Duncan location. Possession of an Authorized Motor Vehicle Inspection ticket would be an asset. Excellent Wage & BeneďŹ t Package. Please e-mail resume to michele@prwstar.com or fax to 250-746-8064

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUILDING SUPPLIES Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians

We are currently accepting applications for Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians. We have BC branches in Prince George, Penticton, Kamloops, Burnaby, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Nanaimo, Cranbrook, Vernon, Fort St John, Langley, Campbell River and a Yukon branch in Whitehorse. Parker Pacific is an industry leader in heavy equipment sales & service. Since 1949, The Inland Group has grown to over 900 employees & 20 locations in North America. We are always seeking talented people to join our service team and enjoy a great career path. Send resume & covering letter stating locations of interest to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@ inland-group.com or Fax: 604-608-3156

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

FREE ITEMS FREE: KENMORE under counter Dishwasher, Ultra Plus, Quiet Pak, in perfect condition. Call 250-652-6198. TRUCK BED liner, Ford F150, new. Call (250)656-1947.

FRIENDLY FRANK 10 FANCY floral cups & saucers, $4.50/each. Call 250727-3064. 3 VHS TAPES- Judy Dench â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Fine Romanceâ&#x20AC;?. $6 (250)4771819. 48 FRENCH books (Quebec Loisir), $99 for all. Call 250385-2118. 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CANOPY, $99 obo. Call 250-727-6950.

PERSONAL SERVICES

INGLIS FRIDGE, good cond., off white. $80. obo. (250)6550729.

HEALTH PRODUCTS

SET OF range elements, $10 (all), maternity dress, medium, $5. 250-721-0308, leave mess

BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

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


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FUEL/FIREWOOD

ACREAGE

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso- Was $16,900 (USD) now $12,900 (USD) $0 down, take over payments, $99/mo (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, free map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

WAREHOUSE FOR LEASE on Malaview Approx 2660 sq ft Clean, ready for Turn Key Business Tina Wille 250-475-2302

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Last week 21 out of 25 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any credit. Receive a $500 gift card. 1-888593-6095.

2004 30.5’ 5TH WHEEL Prowler Regal. Living room & bed slide. Fully loaded- new carpets, furniture etc. $26,000 obo or trade. Esquimalt, 250361-0052.

HOMES FOR RENT

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FURNITURE TOO MANY Kings! Better King-size Mattresses from $199., All sizes on Sale! Estate Sale Now! Sofa suites from $49., Recliners from $15., Olde Wooden Rocking Chair $199., 7 pc Dinettes from $49., Sofa Bed $199., Comp. Desk $49., MicroFibre Sofa, Loveseats & Chair $699., All Leather 3 Pcs $1499. Bedroom Stes Cheap, Bookcases from $49. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. We Buy, Sell Trade. buyandsave.ca

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE A FREE Telephone service Get your first month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. GET FREE Vending machines. Customers play them like Legal VLT’s. Can earn income of $100,000.00 plus. 100% Canadian Owned. Details at www.tcvend.com Or CALL 1-866-668-6629 RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit: www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1888-473-5407. SALE $2000 NEW 8X10 GREENHOUSE 6 auto gas filled adj. vents 2 6’6” slide doors opt. shelf alum. heat cured powder coat box style frame system 250-210-1648 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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

CA$H FOR JUNK CAR$ GET RID OF IT TODAY!

250-888-JUNK www.888junk.com

REAL ESTATE

HOUSES FOR SALE

3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188

SOOKE. 3-BDRM + den, 2.5 bath. Newer home with gas F/P. Fully fenced, big yard. Big deck off bright kitchen with DW, F/S. W/D in sep. laundry. Nice views, forest and trails across road. Pet ok. $1650 + utils. Aug. 1. 250-508-4064.

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

all conditions in all locations

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!

TRUCKS & VANS

$0-$1000 CASH

For Junk Cars/Trucks

BEATERS UNDER $1000

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

2001 HONDA Odyssey 132,000 miles, new water pump, battery, timing belt. $5500 obo. 250-514-8645.

SUITES, LOWER LANGFORD- 1 BDRM loft, 1.5 bath, lrg balcony, walking distance to all amenities, secure underground parking, laundry, stainless appls. Avail Aug 1. $1100 mo. (778) 678-2073.

COLWOOD 2 BDRM- W/D, F/S, inclds hydro/heat/water. Near bus. NS/NP. Avail Aug 1. $1050. (250)474-6074. CORDOVA BAY: 2 bdrm, W/D, hydro incld’d, avail. Aug. 15th. $910/mo. (250)658-4760 C. SAANICH, 2 bdrm, shared lndry, quiet area, N/S,N/P, $1100, (immed) 250-858-4645

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

MARIGOLD AREA, 1 bdrm, shared lndry, quiet, N/S, N/P, $750, (immed), 250-727-6217.

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

MORTGAGES

$50-$1000 CASH

MARINE BOATS

For scrap vehicle FREE Tow away

858-5865 ONLY 170,000 KM- 1983 Olds Cutlas Ciera, white, 4 door, good condition, non-smoking car. $1800. (250)382-0710.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 BUICK RIVIERA- fully loaded, regularly serviced, 28,000 km. Lots of recent work done. $2500 obo or trade. Esquimalt, 250-361-0052. 2004 MUSTANG convertible, Special Edition (Grey), V6, like new, covered prkg, 59,000 K, $10,000 obo. 250-978-2254.

SUITES, UPPER

MOTORCYCLES

QUADRA/MACKENZIE3 bdrms, $1350+ utils, sun deck, 1 prkg spot/street prkg. Avail Aug 1. 250-516-5556.

HONDA SPREE Scooter, like new, first $850 takes. Call (Sidney), 250-655-9237.

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.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

TRANSPORTATION

LAKEFRONT Properties For Sale 20 Minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

STOREFRONT FOR LEASE 1025 Approx sq ft Large Bright Clean 3 parking spots Malaview in Sidney Tina Wille 250-475-2303

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $900 mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

2007 DODGE Dakota, silver, 41,000kms, auto, a/c, cruise. $15,500. Call 250-857-3137.

CARS

OAK BAY, 1 bdrm suite, $925 mo, N/P, N/S, incls H/W, avail now. Call 250-598-2183.

WANTED TO RENT

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

250-588-7172

SPACIOUS, FURNISHED room w/private full bath. McKenzie/Quadra. $495./mo. (250)893-1559.

STORAGE SPACE. If you have a car but no space Malaview in Sidney. Tina Wille 250-475-2303. .

TowPimp.com toll free 1-888-588-7172

STORAGE

www.webuyhomesbc.com

RENTALS

1994 NISSAN Pathfinder, XE, V6, 4x4, standard, A/C, power windows, sunroof, in excellent condition, 223,000 K, $3500 obo. Call 250-920-4283.

ROOMS FOR RENT

UPTOWN: LRG furn room, cable, laundry, $575 mo. 250380-7421 or 1-250-748-1310.

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!

WINNEBAGO MOTOR home, 1979, 60,000K, fully equipped, great condition, new roof replaced, $5500. 250-658-8859.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in

SOOKE, 3 bdrm, fully fenced yard, large rec room, N/S, N/P, $1150, Aug. 1, 250-478-1036.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

AUTO SERVICES

1990 ROLLS Royce, 86,000K, collector plates, showroom cond, $32,000. 250-743-1343.

ACREAGE

ACREAGE

20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953.

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

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.

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

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.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1995 KODIAK, 24’ 5th wheel. Immaculate condition, sleeps 6. Asking $9000 obo. 250-3919707.

OCEAN GOING Sailboat. The ideal vessel to cruise local waters this winter, a warm comfortable closed wheelhouse cutter, 50 feet on deck. One owner last 40 years, vessel is well taken care of, right down to meticulous housekeeping and spares kits. Painted, varnished and clean. No rust. Beautifully fitted galley, built-in freezer and sep. fridge. Roller furling jib, staysail. main and storm sails, most about two years old and immaculate. All rigging stainless. Engine room to eat from, new Kubota 67hp diesel gives 6 knots at about 1600 revs. Wagner autopilot: the best steersman on board. Radar. Bunks for eight; luxury for two. One electric head. Two ninety-gallon stainless water tanks and a 65 gallon utility tank. Ready to sail with complete charts and GPS, fuel in tanks, and the best moorage in West Vancouver. This is one of the ferro boats worth seeing. Photos on-line through Harbour Yachts, Fisherman’s Cove, West Van. Comes with dinghies etc., new life jackets, too much to mention. Was $140, now $90. Talk to Dan about the “Talofa Lee”, 604921-7428

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the idea of a night market in Chinatown had been floated around. “As far as history is concerned, there’s been many attempts over the years to have a Chinatown night marErin Cardone ket, but they’ve just never materialNews staff ized for whatever reason,” he said. Initially, there were plans to set up The sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Victoria’s Chinese commu- a daily market with several vendors, nity will come alive for a new night but it didn’t work out. Businesses and individuals from market. Once a month, until late Septem- North America’s oldest Chinatown are working with ber, vendors and perthe Victoria Chinese formers will set up in “Chinatown is a Commerce Associathe 500-block of Fistion to put on the gard St. between 5 vibrant place and we event. It will include and 9 p.m. Chinese dance, harp, “How cool is it to are looking forward to be under those lan- adding to that vibrancy.” violin, flute and tai chi demonstrations, terns at night?” said – Tony Joe as well as calligraTony Joe, chair of the phy, and rare and Chinatown Market Committee. “Chinatown is a vibrant exotic tea samples. That block of Fisplace and we are looking forward to gard will close to traffic during the adding to that vibrancy with these market. “It is a pilot project,” Joe added. evening events.” Before Joe went door-knocking in “What I would personally like to see Chinatown to see which merchants is have the community come out and were on board (all were interested), let us know what capacity there is

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