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SAANICHNEWS Late to the Games A Saanich chiropractor who only took up rowing last year is now competing at the Pan Am Games. Feature, Page A3 Friday, October 14, 2011

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Remembering remarkable Alex Fond memories flood in following Tuesday morning death of Thrifty Foods co-founder Alex Campbell Erin McCracken

expand it if he kept going at that rate.” Only a few close friends and family members were privy to Campbell’s private side. “He could take a joke even if it was directed e was a man who, in his retirement, at him, which I made sure, in a lot of cases, it gave more of himself and his was,” Skinner said chuckling. “That was my accumulated wealth than anyone duty as his partner.” could have expected. Campbell was highly regarded for his people But Alex A. Campbell Sr.’s body gave out on skills and business prowess. him too soon. The Thrifty Foods co-founder, “I think his business can be defined by his community booster and philanthropist died approach to people – the good, the warmearly Tuesday at age 70, after a lengthy illness. hearted, engaged in community,” said Victoria His wife, Jo, remembered her husband of 49 Mayor Dean Fortin. years as an “amazing man who loved life.” With Campbell as CEO, Thrifty Foods, which “He constantly gave of himself to improve the grew to 20 stores on Vancouver Island, Salt lives of others,” she stated in a release. Spring Island and the Lower “He believed strongly in Mainland, was named one of the importance of paying “He constantly gave Canada’s 50 Best-Managed it forward – giving back in companies four years running. gratitude of what you have of himself to improve Among his many accolades, received. His dedication the lives of others. He Campbell was presented an to outstanding community service stands as an example believed strongly in the honorary doctorate of law by University of Victoria in to us all, and he will be dearly importance of paying it the 2009. And given his generosity, missed.” leadership, unique customer The Victoria-born Campbell forward.” service approach and humble worked to help various – Jo Campbell personality, it was an easy charities on the Island after decision for the faculty to name retiring from the grocery business, both in a leadership role and as a face him its 2010 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year, said Ali Dastmalchian, dean of UVic’s Peter for fundraising efforts. B. Gustavson School of Business. Campbell contributed more than $2 million “He really represented what this business in personal and corporate donations to the school, in many ways, stands for,” Dastmalchian Victoria Hospitals Foundation, but gave much said. “His thinking around service has always more in terms of his time. been ahead of his time.” “He was one of those people that made Campbell was soft-spoken and humble, but you want to be your best whenever you were he was a very competitive businessman, said around him,” said Melanie McKenzie, the Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard. foundation’s executive director. “He had the huggable-bear image in the Campbell received numerous awards in general community,” Leonard said, recalling the later stages of his career, as well as in times when he would receive a call from retirement, including the Order of British Campbell whenever he spotted fish being sold Columbia in 1999 and a 2011 Leadership from a truck parked on the roadside. He would Victoria award. remind Leonard that the business didn’t have a “I used to kid him about his trophy room in licence and wasn’t paying taxes. his (North Saanich) home – that it’s just mind“He did everything by the book,” Leonard boggling,” said a very emotional Ernie Skinner, said fondly. “He was one of a kind.” who, together with Campbell, founded Thrifty – with files from Don Descoteau Foods in 1977. “I would kid him that he was going to have to

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Derek Vinge, a 28-year-old Saanich chiropractor, is still deemed a rookie in the rowing world. But the skilled athlete represents Canada this weekend at the Pan Am Games in Mexico. Travis Paterson

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Though high performance athletes normally have to choose between following a career path or pursuing athletic ambitions, Saanich chiropractor Derek Vinge is proving the exception to the rule. Vinge, 28, is the oldest rookie on Rowing Canada’s 22-member team at the Pan Am Games, which run tomorrow through Oct. 30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. “It’s a long way from the learn-to-row lessons I did (for one month) nine years ago,” Vinge said. He will sit second in the lightweight four with Travis King (Grimsby, Ont.) at bow, Eric Woelfl (St. Catharines, Ont.) at third and Terence McKall (Edmonton, Alta.) at stern. Even with a history of competing as a high performance athlete, this rookie virtually walked onto Rowing Canada’s team for the Pan Am Games upon arriving. “In the grand scheme of things Vinge is very new to the sport of rowing,” said Rowing Canada development coach Chuck McDiarmid. “The changes he’s made over a short period of time are quite amazing. Hopefully competing at the Pan Am Games will give him a taste of what he is capable of and encourage him to continue on his development pathway.” Most of Canada’s Pan Am team is still competing for a university or recently finished at one, as it usually takes years to gain full-time Rowing Canada athlete status. (Victoria’s 19-year-old Patricia Obee is another exception, having won silver at this year’s world championships.) But it hasn’t been years for Vinge – in fact, it was only one year ago that he first made waves at the Victoria City Rowing Club. In November 2010, just three months after he first showed up to row, Vinge caught the attention of Rowing Canada by recording an erg score (ergometer rowing machine) that ranked him sixth among Canadian amateurs. Naturally he was launched onto Rowing Canada’s radar of amateur athletes. Rowing Canada’s group at the Pan Am Games is mostly a development team with a bit of Olympic experience mixed in, such as 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Melanie Kok. The first step for any Canadian rower is to get into that development system. And for Vinge, it happened in the blink of an eye. “I like to think it has to do with my

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Derek Vinge is a 28-year-old chiropractor who only recently joined the Victoria City Rowing Club, and is now representing Canada at the Pan Am Games. physiology and training, which chiropractic (medicine) is all about – (executing) proper positioning, posture, muscle techniques, and lifting weights,” Vinge said. That’s not to say he wasn’t pleased with instant success. Like a good pupil, Vinge took his rowing coach’s instructions to heart and took his daily independent workouts seriously. “The time (Vinge) spent training in a (single scull) has helped him understand the dynamics and feel for the water,” McDiarmid said. “This has helped him make the technical changes needed to fit into the four.” As a teenager from Fernie, Vinge made the University of B.C. Thunderbirds’ track and field program, and was 11th

in the marathon championships for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Since then he completed chiropractic schooling in Oregon and now practises at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence at Camosun College. For the highly-competitive Vinge, making the Pan Am Games is the final accomplishment on a list of rowing goals he set for himself back when he started. “Now it’s a completely new list. The Olympics is pretty exciting, and it’s on there, but for me it’s such a long shot.” Among the rowers in Mexico with local connections are UVic Vikes’ Kai Langerfeld in the men’s (heavyweight) four and eight, Joshua Morris in the men’s eight and Eric Bevan in the men’s double.

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Chris Riddell is in the process of filling out paperwork he feels he has no choice but to do if the Mustard Seed Street Church hopes to continue serving people in need. For the first time in the non-profit society’s history, the executive director is taking out a collateral mortgage on the Mustard Seed’s Hope Farm Healing Centre north of Duncan, where drug addicts go to recover. “That’s something I’d never thought I’d see,” Riddell said of mortgaging the property. “The coffers are bare. We’re doing that as a backup.” The Mustard Seed, which also operates a food bank in Victoria, has seen the worst decline in monetary donations in six years. And since it receives no government funding, the society’s already tight $2.2-million Brent Palmer annual operating budget may have to be further trimmed. To make matters worse, the society has exhausted its $100,000 rainy-day fund to cover operational expenses, such as heating and lighting bills and putting gas in vans used to pick up food donations at grocery stores. “Food-wise we’re holding our own, but at the same time you can’t take a turnip and put it in the gas tank of a vehicle and expect the trucks to run,” said Brent Palmer, Mustard Seed food bank director. “I guess, long run, if we don’t get the finances in then we’ll seriously have to look at making cutbacks.” Every month, the food bank feeds an average of 6,800 people who come from across Greater Victoria. Times are tough for everyone. People are being more frugal with their financial donations, but Riddell hopes the community will help in the coming months, just as it did by contributing about $1 million in donations late last year. The food bank just launched the beginning of its Christmas campaign yesterday (Oct. 13) with the third annual 48-hour Great Canadian Food Fight, a food-drive challenge that involves Halifax, Regina and Victoria. Every dollar generated and non-perishable food item collected will help bolster the bank balance and top up the shelves. Food Fight donations can be dropped off at all major grocery stores. For details or to donate money online, please visit

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Shred-It event highlights threat of identity theft Sam Van Schie News staff

A decade ago Rosalind Scott carried personal identification numbers to all her debit and credit cards on a slip of paper in her wallet. That changed when her purse was stolen and $800 was taken from her bank account. Now Scott, executive director of the Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau, uses this story to illustrate how easy it is to fall victim to identity theft. “These days it’s Internet passwords people carry around,” Scott said. “They can be used to compromise accounts just as quickly.” To avoid being victimized, Scott encourages people to

destroy unneeded personal documents and records that contain intimate information. And to do so at no cost, the Better Business Bureau is hosting a free Shred-It event at Tillicum Centre today (Oct. 14). A shredding truck provided by Access Records & Media Management will be in the mall parking lot taking up to five blue garbage bags or five file boxes of paper per person. “There’s a screen on the side of the truck where you can actually watch your files being shredded,” Scott said. “Larger businesses routinely shred documents, but for a household or small business, this is the perfect opportunity to use the service at no cost.” Shredding will be available


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Man given 19 tries to beat breathalyzer Kyle Slavin News staff

Failure was not an option for a patient Saanich police officer early Sunday. A suspected drunk driver was given 19 tries at blowing in the breathalyzer before being cited for refusing to provide a breath sample. Around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, the man was pulled over near Blenkinsop and Mount Douglas Cross roads. The driver exuded signs of impairment, police say, including slurred speech and the odour of alcohol. The traffic stop lasted more than 15 minutes, as the driver “kept messing around” while the officer gave him multiple opportunities to provide a good sample. “He was blowing the air into his cheeks, not sealing his lips around the straw, pretending to blow, blocking the straw with his teeth,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “He was warned several times and

then he stated he has issues with his throat and asthma.” The 24-year-old driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his car, a 2009 Mercedes-Benz C36, which turned out to be his mother’s, was impounded for 30 days. “Under our provincial legislation and the Criminal Code, you can be charged the same as impaired driving for refusing (to provide a breath sample),” Jantzen said. The breathalyzers used by Saanich police are equipped with mechanisms that will immediately alert an officer if a steady stream of air is not being provided. “That’s done to make sure you get a good sample and a good reading, and that’s to the benefit of the person being tested.” Jantzen said an officer will typically allow three or four attempts at the breathalyzer before taking action, “but this particular officer exuded much patience.”


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7 incumbents, 4 newcomers vie for 9 council seats Kyle Slavin News staff

Though nomination papers will be accepted until 4 p.m. today (Oct. 14), and a complete list of candidates running for Saanich council won’t be available until then, it’s expected there will be two people vying for mayor and 10 people jockeying for eight councillor seats. Incumbent Frank Mayor Frank Leonard Leonard and councillors Susan Brice, Judy Brownoff, Paul Gerrard, Dean Murdock, Vicki Sanders and Leif Wergeland had all

filed nomination papers as of Wednesday, but Coun. Vic Derman has also announced his intention to run. Two familiar faces on Saanich councils of the David past are also Cubberley attempting to win seats. Nichola Wade, who was a councillor from 2001 to 2005, is running for council again. And David Cubberley, who was a councillor from 1990-1993 and 1996-2005, will attempt to dethrone Leonard from the seat he’s held since 1996. Gorge-Tillicum Community Association president Rob Wickson has also started campaigning for a council seat. And this week Gordon

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING BYLAWS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 770 Vernon Avenue, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., to allow the public to make verbal or written representation to Council with respect to the following proposed bylaws and permits. A)



To rezone Lot 73, Section 7, Victoria District, Plan 51, Except those parts included in Tennyson and Dupplin Roads and except that part in Plan 5874 (476 DUPPLIN ROAD) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone M-1DW (Industrial – Douglas Street West) for the proposed construction of a one storey ofce building with garage and outdoor storage. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the lands and buildings.

13 in race for 9 school district seats Three new candidates file nomination papers


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As the window for nominations closes, four new names have been added to the hat in the contest for the Greater Victoria board of education. David Bratzer, Deborah Nohr, Richard Stern and Edith Loring-Kuhanga filed nomination papers with the school district this week, bringing the total number of candidates to 13. On Nov. 19, nine board of education trustees will be elected for the school district, on the same ballot as municipal elections for councillors. Oak Bay resident Nohr, 60, confirmed her candidacy for trustee, as did Saanich resident Loring-Kuhanga, 53. Bratzer, 34, a Victoria police officer is also in the running, along with Saanich resident Stern. None of the four ran in the last trustee election, in 2008. All nine current trustees have also filed their nominations papers. They include board chair Tom Ferris, vice-chair Dave Pitre and trustees Catherine Alpha, Jim Holland, Bev Horsman, Elaine Leonard, Michael McEvoy, Peg Orcherton and John Young. As of Wednesday, two candidates had filed for the two Saanich seats on the Saanich School Board: Wayne Hunter and Helen Parker.


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The intent of this proposed bylaw is to amend Appendix “F”- Gordon Head Local Area Plan as follows: i) By designating Lots 8, 9 and 10, Section 55, Victoria District, Plan 6947 (4000, 4008, 4016 SHELBOURNE STREET) for Potential Multi-Family use; and ii) By designating Lots 1, 2 and 3, Section 55, Victoria District, Plan 6947 (4001, 4009, 4017 CEDAR HILL ROAD) for Potential Multi-Family use. (ii)



The intent of this proposed bylaw is to create a new RA-8 Zone (Apartment) with apartment, congregate housing, home occupation ofce and community care for children, accessory buildings and structures as permitted uses. Regulations with respect to lot coverage, density, open space areas, building separation, buildings and structures for congregate housing, accessory buildings and structures and accessory off-street parking are described in the Zone Schedule and interested persons are encouraged to obtain a copy of the bylaw. (iii)



The intent of this proposed bylaw is to create a new RT-4A Zone (Attached Housing – Accessory Unit) with attached housing, home occupation ofce and community care for children, accessory buildings and structures and accessory dwelling unit as permitted uses. Regulations with respect to lot coverage, density, open space areas, building separation, buildings and structures for attached housing, accessory buildings and structures, accessory off-street parking and minimum lot size are described in the Zone Schedule and interested persons are encouraged to obtain a copy of the bylaw. (iv)



To rezone Lots 8, 9 and 10, Section 55, Victoria District, Plan 6947 (4000, 4008, 4016 SHELBOURNE STREET) from Zone RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RA-8 (Apartment) for a proposed apartment building with underground parking. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will also be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and to allow variances for projection of steps, landscape screening, parking, siting, building height and width. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of lands and buildings. (v)



To rezone Lots 1, 2 and 3, Section 55, Victoria District, Plan 6947 (4001, 4009, 4017 CEDAR HILL ROAD) from Zone RS-10 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RT-4A (Attached Housing – Accessory Unit) for the proposed construction of 22 townhouse units. A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT will be considered to require the buildings and lands to be constructed and developed in accordance with the plans submitted and to allow variances for building height, siting, building separation, tandem and visitor parking and landscape screening. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the lands and buildings.

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Flu vaccine now available Sam Van Schie

Three influenza strains, including H1N1, are being protected against as part of this year’s vaccine.

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Seniors over 65, toddlers between six and 23 months of age and caregivers for either can line up to get their free flu vaccine beginning today (Oct. 14). Also, aboriginal people, those with a chronic health condition or those who are obese, and others at higher risk of contracting the flu or working in a potential outbreak setting are also eligible for the free shot in the arm. “The vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself from flu epidemics that happen every year,” said Dr. Murray Fyfe, medical health officer with Vancouver Island Health Authority. While cold and stomach flu viruses made the rounds in past months, Fyfe points out it’s still early for more serious influenza attacks, which usually affect people between November and January. “It’s best to get vaccinated as soon as you can,” he said. “It takes about two weeks for your system to build up immunity to the flu strains in the vaccine.” This year’s flu shot includes protection from H1N1 and two other strains of the virus. Fyfe expects a fairly regular flu sea-

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son this year, given there haven’t been outbreaks of new viruses in other parts of the world. Still, it’s no guarantee. “Flu viruses are very unpredictable and can mutate midseason,” he said, explaining that is why people who are vaccinated may still get the flu. While some are skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu shot, Fyfe said the benefits outweigh the risks. “Some people will experience local pain or swelling in the arm the vaccine goes in, for up to a day or two,” he said. Compared to a week in bed with a fever that can lead to pneumonia and sometimes more severe symptoms, discomfort from the vac-

cine is very mild.” VIHA ordered 200,000 doses of the vaccine for the Island. Those eligible for a free shot need to show some form of government ID at the drop-in flu clinics. Times and locations, as well as eligibility criteria, are listed at Others can get the vaccine from their family doctor or at a walk-in clinic.

Get vaccinated Drop-in flu shot clinics are open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at these Saanich locations: ■ Tillicum Centre, 3170 Tillicum Rd. (Oct. 17) ■ Gordon Head United Church, 4201 Tyndall Ave. (Oct. 18) ■ Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Rd. (Oct. 19)

CRD awaits sewage plant money Funding still up in the air from province Sam Van Schie News staff

The Capital Regional District may need an extension on building its sewage treatment plant, with the province yet to give a firm funding commitment.

In 2006 the province gave the region 10 years to establish secondary sewage treatment, ending the current practise of pumping liquid waste into the ocean. Then-premier Gordon Campbell said his government would fund one-third of the cost. But the deal has yet to be put in writing. “It’s going to be impossible to meet the current deadline,” said Denise Blackwell,

a Langford councillor who chairs the CRD sewage treatment committee. “It’s a frustration for sure. We’ve had no indication of when they’ll come forward with the funding.” Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, said the project proposal is currently being reviewed by the treasury board. “This is a large project and unfortunately


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Firefighters strike poses for charity Saanich firefighters calendar returns for 2012

Rod Sidhu on the cover of the 2012 Saanich Firefighters Calendar. The calendar costs $20 and is available at all Thrifty Foods locations in Saanich.

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While the Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa, is riding his horse, Rod Sidhu is on a boat and his abs give Mustafa a run for his money. After a one-year hiatus, the Saanich firefighters calendar is back and Sidhu, wearing aviator sunglasses and clutching a lifesaver flotation device, graces the cover perched on the fire department’s Zodiac. “It’s a good thing for charity,” Sidhu said of his reasoning behind being photographed for the calendar for a third time. With being on the cover, he added, “I get teased about it from the fellows a bit more than usual.” Since 2008, Saanich firefighters have organized and produced the calendar, a fundraiser for the Saanich Firefighters Charitable Foundation. The photos have featured models exclusively from the Saanich department some years, and a combination of Saanich, Oak Bay, Victoria and Esquimalt firefighters in others. No one stepped up to arrange the project last year, so Saanich firefighter Jared Barker took on the task for the 2012 edition. It’s been a lot of work, said Barker, who is also in the calendar for a third time. “One of our big things is we like to be able to look after Saanich residents,” he said. “If their house burns down and they have nowhere to sleep for a night, we want to make sure we have enough money in the charitable fund to help them out.”

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The 2010 calendar brought in about $60,000 before expenses, which are minimal. All proceeds go to the firefighters foundation, which makes donations to community groups. Each of this year’s 13 models‚ one for each month, plus Sidhu on the cover‚ helped determine the setting for their own photo. “Some guys have a bit of writer’s block, but I think it’s our experience that when the guys have more of a say, they’re more invested in the project,” Barker said. “It’s a bit of a laugh, guys have fun with it, but it’s for charity and it’s one of our biggest projects. When the guys are invested it shows in how much money is raised.” To launch the calendar, Saanich firefighters are hosting a dressy event at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel tonight (Oct. 14) from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets, $50, are available at Koffi, 1441 Haultain St., or by calling 250-220-0779.

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A promise made should be kept It seems a little hypocritical to tell the Capital Regional District it must begin treating its sewage with a near-billion-dollar project, then backtrack on your commitment to pay for one third of it. That’s what the province appears to be doing, as we now hear their contribution is contingent on Ottawa being the first to show us the money. And as the CRD passes the five-year mark since studies on implementation of sewage treatment began, we have to ask why the funding still hasn’t been committed to the project by the senior levels of government. The regional district has already invested a huge amount of taxpayer dollars, abiding by what the province asked of them. The feasibility of building a facility has been investigated, a thorough plan was created and McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt was selected as the future home of a treatment plant. While all three levels of government are expected to pay an even share of the cost, it seems that only one level is truly walking the walk and trying to move forward on the project. We regularly hear that the cost of upgrading or building infrastructure rises the longer doing so is dragged out. The foot-dragging in this case is being done by the senior levels of government. If the B.C. Liberals and federal Conservatives are waiting on each other to act before progress can be made, it looks like we may be here a while. But if either level is truly committed to this project, discussions need to begin to allow the CRD to move ahead on this regionally significant project. The promise to work together with the federal government and the CRD to make the project happen – made by then-premier Gordon Campbell in 2006 – hasn’t been kept yet and is hindering progress. Our regional government shouldn’t move further on such an expensive project until it gets assurances that we won’t be left holding the bag on sewage treatment. 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


Tour de Rock was life changing out with friends. Crying with joy They say there’s a point at which for being alive and from the fear of every Tour de Rock rider gets “it.” losing the fight. I and a few other riders got our Our awkward-feeling little circle first hint of “it” in Port Hardy, on and the song provided this moment our first day on the road. for this couple and Janelle We were about to leave Canning, who rode with for Port McNeill when the 2009 team, got “it.” Janelle Canning, one of I was extremely our Tour support team, fortunate to get on this who also served as event year’s Tour. It was only emcee and photographer, because of my job that I gathered us into a tight had a chance to get on at circle, arms around all. Police officers might our shoulders. Then apply for several years she told us to look up before getting on the and visualize whatever team. or whomever was Chris Bush It started for me as a meaningful to us. On Tour personal challenge to see This was one of those if I could surmount the times I was reminded why physical demands of the training I don’t join clubs and if this wasn’t and Tour itself. uncomfortable enough, she then What the trainers – all former played Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will riders – can’t prepare you for is the Remember You” – the whole song, emotional impact you’re hit with which is unmercifully long under at each stop in every town and the the best circumstances. realization of how much the Tour It was about the time we started means to cancer survivors, their swaying to the music and smirking families and those who lost loved as a way to get through this when I ones to the disease. saw a hairdresser and her husband They come to you and share their in the background, framed between stories in simple statements – “I’ve the riders. He cradled her as she survived cancer twice – colon and leaned on him weeping. breast cancer.” She’s a breast cancer survivor. In Lake Cowichan a woman I’d watched her earlier as young turned to me, “I lost my daughter members of a Junior Canadian 17 years ago. She was 14,” and the Ranger regiment had their heads tears welled up in her eyes. shaved to raise money. During A woman in her 40s in Oak Bay breaks when no one was in her walked up to me outside a grocery chair she’d step out of sight of the store with tears in her eyes and crowd and cry, wipe her eyes, then said, “I’m so grateful to all of you. I come back for the next shave. lost my auntie.” Watching the couple from within Sharing their pain is their way the circle of riders reminded me of of giving you strength and maybe times in the last few years I’d seen friends and relatives fighting cancer that’s why as a team we felt so strong over the hills and through break down, grateful for another the long hours in the saddle. Christmas or birthday, another Then there were the construction day with their children or a dinner

workers, road crews, hydro linemen, truckers and commuters everywhere, blowing their horns, cheering us on, snapping photos with cellphones and digital cameras. Some stopping our support team to hand them cash. People rushed out to wave as we passed by. Crowds of children screamed and cheered at every school we visited. Whole towns took us in, sheltered and fed us. As we rode down the Island, we were treated like heroes – a surreal feeling for a group of ordinary people riding bicycles, but the Tour is like a travelling event that takes on a life of its own beyond any individual rider or the group. “We’re like a circus,” one rider said to me on the road from Campbell River. Perhaps that’s what a group of perplexed tourists from Delaware thought when they were awakened by our morning warm-up with music and sirens blaring in the motel parking lot in Port McNeill. How would I describe the Tour? It’s an 1,100-kilometre, high-output and, at times, physically gruelling bike ride that collects money to fight cancer and send children with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. But anyone fortunate enough to ride with the Tour knows it’s impossible to fully describe what it really is or means other than to say it’s the most rewarding two weeks they will likely ever experience. One thing for certain, there’s nothing quite like the Tour de Rock. Its life, energy and response from the public comes from and, I believe, is unique to Vancouver Island. And the Tour changes everyone who takes part in it. Chris Bush writes for the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

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Harbour cruise The small fishing boat Ambitious cruises into Victoria’s Inner Harbour on a cloudy October morning. Don Denton/News staff

Technology has become more important than art Judging by the plethora of “RIP Steve Jobs” that have gushed into my news feeds, it seems many of my Facebook friends have replaced art with technology in their lives. Or rather, have replaced adoration of the creative artist with adoration of the technological avatar. Today, that miraculous mandarin is Steve Jobs. Whether this cultural shift from passive consumption of art to passive participation in digital social media is really a significant sociological event remains to be seen, but this altered paradigm has definitely created new heroes and new has-beens. Beatles versus Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson versus Prince, or Lady Gaga versus Beyonce – passive popular culture has always responded to a dualistic manufactured consumer choice. No Coke, Pepsi. But the new digital age – with its fundamental binary electrons – demands it. In this case, Steve Jobs was the underdog challenger to the poor little rich computer magnate everyone loves to hate, Bill

Gates. Gates is arguably more important in the democratic shift to self-absorbed self-expression via accessible digital technology, but Jobs made it pseudo-sexy, and he also put a bit of good oldfashioned elitism back into the mix of this new, egalitarian digital age – a vestigial reaction derived from the olden days when the artist was king, and the medium his minion. This is obviously no longer the case. The medium is no longer simply the message, it’s also the text, the email, the post and the twit [sic]. The people have spoken, and they value technology supreme. Authors, post your musings on Facebook like the rest of us proletariats! Composers, anyone can record a classic techno-punk requiem with Pro Tools! Visual artists, our high-speed, high-def digital photos look better than your hand-developed prints and clumsy paintings! And the poetry of the digital future, like haiku, will be based on strict structural rules, or rather, ONE unhackable dogma –

only 140 characters allowed! I have never valued graffiti as high art so much as right now. Graffiti will never be digitized. Kenji Fuse Saanich

Arrogance is no substitute for ignorance Re: Dumb leaders attack smart meters (B.C. Views, Oct. 5) Ignorance and arrogance usually go hand in hand and Tom Fletcher seems to have more than his share of both. His latest column is yet another confirmation of that. In fact, it is quite obvious to any knowledgeable reader that he doesn’t have a clue of what he is talking about – specifically electromagnetic fields and how they work. A fifth grader would do a better job – and yet, he is allowed to write offensive articles and has the gall to ridicule a responsible informed decision made by a majority of local leaders on the basis of sound facts in order to protect the unsuspecting citizens.

Marathoners were inspiring I’ve never been more inspired. As I watched last weekend’s marathon, it wasn’t the so-called elite athletes that impressed me, but those who slogged it out mile after mile. The professional marathoners are expected to be good – and they were – but those runners who ran for the pure joy of running, through sweat and tears were the ones that left me in awe. I only wish I could run and be so happy doing it. P.M. Peterson Victoria

Of course, not everyone can be knowledgeable in all fields of arts and science, however there is a place for everybody in our society. If Fletcher was an honest potato grower minding his own business and not harming anybody, I would have nothing against him – in fact I would respect his work. Instead, he somehow manages to write regular opinion columns for a newspaper chain which thousands of people read, trust and rely on.

The damage done to the public through misleading information and a totally biased attitude is immeasurable and inexcusable. I have no respect whatsoever for this type of behaviour. The very least that the public can demand from a journalist who has no knowledge of the subject he is writing about is to do his homework diligently which Tom Fletcher, in his infinite arrogance, certainly did not bother to do. Nabhraj R. Spogliarich Saanich

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Chun Wai WONG

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is wanted for Engage in Threatening Conduct and Secretly Observe/ Record Nudity in Private.

• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’10” • DOB: Aug. 15, 1975

• Weight: 135 lbs. • Height: 5’9” • DOB: Nov. 2, 1986

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is wanted for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x5.

• Weight: 175 lbs. • Height: 5’10” • DOB: Jan. 7, 1972

• Weight: 155 lbs. • Height: 5’11” • DOB: Jan. 3, 1980

Paul Arthur LOACH

Blaine Lionel DRURY

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is wanted for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

• Weight: 150 lbs. • Height: 5’9” • DOB: Feb. 12, 1971

• Weight: 194 lbs. • Height: 6’ • DOB: Jan. 9, 1973

Michelle Denise DOKE

William John FINLAYSON

is wanted for Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

is wanted Assault and Failing to Appear.

• Weight: 216 lbs. • Height: 5’3” • DOB: July 4, 1972

• Weight: 172 lbs. • Height: 6’3” • DOB: May 28, 1967


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Days before world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall was expected to arrive in Victoria to mix, mingle and share her expertise at a special fundraising lecture tomorrow (Oct. 15), the event was on the brink of selling out. About 800 people will be taking in Goodall’s Reason for Hope: Exploring the Challenges of Science and Soul lecture, held to mark her 50 years of ground-breaking research into chimp behaviour. Funds raised from the special evening, organized by Royal Roads University, will support the Toronto-based Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, which specializes in wildlife research, education and conservation.

Rotary addresses Rwandan hope Ryan Flaherty News staff

Three presenters with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by Rwandan citizens will speak at a forum tonight (Oct. 14). The Oak Bay Rotary Club is hosting the event, called Rwanda Today: Hope after Tragedy, at the Monterey Recreation Centre. Speakers include retired major Philip Lancaster, a military assistant to retired lieutenantgeneral Roméo Dallaire during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and John Nsabimana, a University of Victoria grad and genocide survivor. Also speaking is Rotarian John Jordan, who has helped create sustainable living for hundreds of Rwandan widows and orphans. A large part of the work Rotary does in Rwanda is to rebuild widows’ houses.

To help illustrate that point, a mock house similar to those in Rwanda will be constructed on site, so visitors can get a better sense of the work Rotary does. African drumming, music and a sampling of Rwandan food will start the evening off at 6:15 p.m., followed by the forum, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Global Village in Market Square and Ten Thousand Villages stores at 1976 Oak Bay Ave. and in Broadmead Shopping Centre. Amb front se.tting iance & h atural ocean ospitality in a n


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Weekend casting call for TV movie Hundreds of acting parts up for grabs for Nickelodeon film Erin McCracken News staff

This could be your big break, or at the very least, provide you with an incredible story to tell around the dinner table. Several hundred background actors or “extras” are needed when the filming of a Nickelodeon made-for-TV movie comes to Greater Victoria on Oct. 26, 27 and 28. The movie is called Big Time Movie, and is based on Big Time

Rush, a TV series about a boy band trying to make it in the music industry. It’s a coup that director Savage Steve Holland has chosen to film scenes at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University and Victoria’s Chinatown, considering most of the film is being shot in Vancouver. “We don’t normally do things for Nickelodeon (a popular family television network), so I think that part of it makes it exciting,” said Victoria casting director Annie Klein. “Nickelodeon is a big deal.” Klein is looking for fashionable, attractive men and women, aged 18 to 40, to work as background actors. Candidates must

be available for all three filming days, and those selected will earn $10.47 an hour. “There are a number of reasons why people want to be background performers and one is they’re hoping to be discovered,” said Kathleen Gilbert, film commissioner with the Greater Victoria Film Commission. “The other is that a lot of them are retired and find it an interesting thing to do.” The casting session happens tomorrow (Oct. 15), from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sandman Hotel’s Shark Club, 2852 Douglas St. Applicants will have their photographs taken and be asked to fill out scheduling and contact information. • A13

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Occupy Victoria harkens to Wall Street counterpart Protest aims to bring light to banking issues

which happens at the legislature tomorrow (Oct. 15). They hope people will come out to listen to speeches that touch on why fiat money and fractional reserve banking are spreading the gap Erin Cardone between the rich and the rest of the News staff population. Steffler linked the issues to “Fake” or “imaginary” money used by the world’s banks is making Victoria-area families asking for a mortgage from a bank. it hard for families to survive, “Now (the banks) have a hold on according to the organizers of people’s real assets, and (families) Victoria’s version of Occupy Wall have to pay back Street. the banks with real Occupy Victoria, “We can’t money, real work,” like its New York City fix the current he said. “If you or I counterpart, aims tried to do that, we’d to bring to light the system using be indicted for fraud intrinsic problems the same line of because we’re not with banks lending and reporting money they thinking we used allowed to lend money we don’t have.” don’t actually have, said to create it.” Occupy Wall Street organizer Greg Hill. started in New York “The fiat-issued – Greg Hill, on Sept. 17 and the money‚ fake money‚ put Occupy Victoria concept has spread forward by the federal organizer to cities all over the reserve bank in the U.S. world. has caused the hidden Budd Hall from the University tax of inflation to cause the cost of Victoria’s faculty of human and of food to skyrocket,” said Hill, a social development attended the Saanich resident. “We can’t fix the first meeting of the local event’s current system using the same line organizers. of thinking we used to create it.” “Ten days ago we had the first Hill and Esquimalt resident Josh meeting here in Victoria,” Hall said. Steffler organized Occupy Victoria,

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No high-pressure tactics here Blood-pressure checks painless, can provide crucial info Don Descoteau

Saanich resident Hugh Guthrie checks his blood pressure with the assistance of volunteer Matt Stooke (not shown) during a recent clinic at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.

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It’s been called the silent killer and it’s a major contributing factor for serious health problems such as heart disease. Yet many people still don’t know they have high blood pressure. That’s why the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon has hit the road with its preventative action program. Through the use of mobile blood-pressure clinics around the Capital Region, part of its Take the Pressure Down program, the foundation is giving people at risk of more serious health conditions a chance to nip them in the bud. “We’ve seen some very good results,” program manager Caroline Macey said of the Greater Victoria campaign. “We’ve been able to screen people, many of whom didn’t know they had hypertension (high blood pressure). They’ve been (encouraged to see) their physician and they’ve been treated and got it under control.” A mobile clinic at Oak Bay Recreation Centre is the latest addition to the regional rotation. Free testing is now being done at up to 10 locations per week, in Victoria, Saanich and the Saanich

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40 has their blood pressure checked regularly. The good news is if people are willing to make lifestyle changes, they can see results and help lower their own blood pressure.” While such factors as ethnicity, gender and genetics are uncontrollable in relation to blood pressure, quitting smoking, lowering one’s alcohol intake, getting regular exercise and eating more healthy foods can help keep the numbers at an acceptable level. For dates and locations of mobile clinics, visit www.takethe or call 250-382-4035.


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More of Greater Victoria’s needy will have access to subsidized bus fares. Members of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission agreed last week to temporarily boost the number of subsidized tickets and monthly passes it provides to the Community Social Planning Council. The increase will allow B.C. Transit to provide a 25-per-cent increase in the number of fares it allocates through its transit assistance program to non-profit social service agencies, at a cost of two for the price of one. It’s the second time this year the commission has approved a hike to B.C. Transit’s assistance

program, driven by a growing need for transit services and more social service organizations in Greater Victoria raising funds to buy tickets and passes, said Maureen Sheehan, B.C. Transit director of business services. Without the increase, the council expected to run out of subsidized fares by the end of March 2012, despite the commission’s decision in May to increase the allotment from 90,000 to 112,000 tickets and from 800 to 1,000 monthly passes. From now until next March, 135,000 tickets and 1,200 monthly passes will be allocated. “There’s a huge need for it,” said transit commission chair and Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton.

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Emotions run high at Tour de Rock finale Erin McCracken News staff

Even as he blinked back the tears in his eyes, 14-year-old cancer survivor Matt Kercher grinned and clapped his hands as 22 cyclists came to the end of their long journey Friday evening. Kercher was among 300 well-wishers who cheered as the police and media Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders took to the stage at Spirit Square in Victoria after cycling 1,200 kilometres over 14 days from Port Alice to Victoria. “As (the event) gets bigger, there is a greater chance of getting rid of this disease,” said Kercher, who survived acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood. For some riders, the experience – which began more than eight months ago with intense physical training – far exceeded their expectations. “It’s fantastic,” said Chris Bush, a photojournalist with Black Press’ Nanaimo News Bulletin, who lost his mother, aunt and three close friends to cancer in recent years. Part of his inspiration in riding came from Kercher. “He’s an amazing kid,” Bush said, adding that he was thrilled to do his part to help raise money for cancer research, which has helped save the lives of many of the junior riders, such as Kercher, who were paired up with the Tour cyclists. “Every junior rider you see sitting here is proof of that,” Bush said. Organizers conservatively estimated the 14th annual Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock raised $1.49 million, though the final tally won’t be known for six months. A more accurate count for each region on the Island will be revealed in the coming weeks. The campaign results are impressive, considering the first Tour in 1998 raised $312,000. Last year the ride generated $1.4 million. Tracie Clayton was touched by the level of generosity shown by schools in the region, such as Oak Bay High, which raised $45,000. “I was so emotional when I walked in that school (last Thursday), I don’t know how (the riders) are doing it,” said Clayton, Canadian Cancer Society revenue development assistant. “Just thinking about it is choking me up.” Teenagers today have set the bar very high, she said. “I think a whole generation of kids is being brought up in a different philanthropic way of living,” Clayton said. On Friday morning, the riders stopped at Esquimalt High school and received a $2,300 donation. “No matter how many schools we visit, it still amazes me how much this means to people,” Bush said at the high school, before riding to Esquimalt Plaza where Mayor Barbara Desjardins presented the riders with $2,373, raised during a September bike spinathon. Later in the day, riders were moved to tears after receiving $84,000 from Reynolds secondary, as well as more than $12,000 from Mount Douglas secondary. The money will support researchers in their quest to stamp out pediatric cancer, as well as support Camp Goodtimes in Maple Ridge, a medically equipped summer haven for kids with cancer and young cancer survivors. “Every community we’ve gone into is just amazing,” Victoria police Const. Mike Massine said during a stop in Fairfield last Thursday, prior to riding to Lambrick Park secondary, where the riders were handed $4,500. The journey has been very cathartic, he said.

Four-year-old Brooklyn Robinson checks out Tour de Rock mascot Ryder Raccoon while hanging onto her dad, Saanich police Const. Steve Robinson, after the 2011 Tour de Rock finished at Victoria’s Centennial Square. Robinson, a cancer survivor himself, is holding his 18-monthold daughter Jordyn.

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William Head actors break out of ‘same-old’ mould Latest production kicks off tonight on the prison stage Sam Van Schie News staff

In an isolated old castle where nothing changes, a young man longs to break free from the tired structure. It’s a situation inmates-turnedactors at William Head Institution can surely relate to as they get into character for their production of Gormenghast, opening tonight at the penitentiary. The fantasy classic, based on a trilogy of novels by Mervyn Peake and adapted for stage by John Constable, follows Titus Groan, a young king who secretly wants to leave Gormenghast castle, and a kitchen boy named Steerpike, who would gladly overthrow him. Intrepid Theatre’s Ian Case is directing the cast of nine inmates and three local actresses. He’d been holding onto a copy of the script, which a co-worker found for him in a bargain bin, eager for

a chance to use it. “The guys got right into it. We did casting and they got their lines in August, and when we started rehearsals in September they were completely off book,” said Case, who in previous years directed Elephant Man, Macbeth and Waiting for Godot at the prison. Ingrid Hansen directed and acted in CHALK at William Head last year and returns to the prison stage in the role of Fuchsia Groan, Titus’s wild sister and Steerpike’s lover. “I kept telling the guys they’re making us (actresses) look bad because we were still reading off the page and we’re supposed to be the professionals,” Hansen laughed. Indeed, the William Head on Stage theatre company has much to boast about. Run completely by inmates, it’s in its 30th year and on its 50th production – the company used to put on shows twice a year, back when offenders were bused downtown for performances. Still, the group runs without the support of any grants or external funding. The company relies on

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Ingrid Hansen, as Fuschia, reacts in a scene from Gormenghast, as a Willam Head on Stage inmate performer cavorts with skeletons. The play opens tonight (Oct. 14) at the prison in Metchosin. its box office sales to fund future productions. Case says theatre fits well with the prison’s role of rehabilitating offenders to function in society.

“It teaches them to work together and trust each other,” he said. “It’s inspiring to see how they do that throughout the course of rehearsals.”

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Author Hodgins, illustrator Bridgeman capture book prizes The Master of Happy Endings, Uirapuru lauded by jurors A Victoria-area man’s tale of a widower’s quest to quell his malaise has earned the author this year’s Butler Book Prize. Jack Hodgins’ novel The Master of Happy Endings was acclaimed by the prize’s jurors as “an exuberant novel about the power of narrative to serve as a compass for human odysseys. “Hodgins’ story is as much about the terrain of the heart and spirit as it is about the phys-

ical world, and he moves confidently from one to the other, his literary skill in service to his rich imagination.” Also honoured during a gala ceremony Wednesday night at the Union Club of British Columbia was illustrator Kristi Bridgeman of Saanich, who won the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize, for her artistic interpretation of the late P.K. Page’s book, Uirapuru. “Kristi Bridgeman’s extraordinary accomplishment in Uirapuru is to tell a story with illustrations so richly layered and complex, so warm with colour, humour and detail so as to draw the reader back into its haunt-


ing magic and back again, each rereading a discovery,” jurors wrote. “P.K. Page’s telling of a Brazilian legend is timelessly captured.” Both Bridgeman and Hodgins won $5,000 for their efforts. The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize was established by the city and Brian Butler, of Butler Brothers Supplies, in 2004. The Bolen prize was first awarded in 2008. The other four finalists for the Butler prize included Carla Funk, Stephen Hume, Sylvia Olsen and John Schreiber. Sarah N. Harvey and Arthur John Stewart were the two other finalists for the Bolen prize.

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amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, After very successful shows in Duncan “The Roadshow is great because it puts and White Rock, The Roadshow is com- money in people’s pockets, especially ing to Langford. So you had better search during such hard times. Lots of items through your attics and garages, go that are just sitting around collecting dust through your lock boxes and jewellery, in basements and jewellery boxes can be because you may be sitting on a small exchanged for money, on the spot!” fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your At another Roadshow event, a woman, antiques, collectibles, gold and silver. named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She nally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. 1800’s, some of which were extremely She was very excited when she was able rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over explains “We had uncovered an 1871 $2,100 for jewellery she was never going Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have she was able to sell them for their silver noticed a substantial increase in the

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Continued from page 24 Looking ahead to spring, November’s free Winter Moth Banding Workshop with Victoria Parks staff will show how banding your trees now will help prevent winter moth damage in the spring. Registration is not required for these workshops, scheduled for Nov. 2 and 5 from 10 a.m. to noon, but dress for the weather as it will take place rain or shine at the Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard, at the end of Nursery Road. Camosun College Continuing Education will help you keep your trees healthy with Pruning and Maintenance of Trees, Nov. 22 and 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join professional arborist Ron Carter to learn how to properly plant and prune ornamental and fruit trees and shrubs. In-class sessions will be followed by a Saturday fieldtrip for hands-on practice. The course fee is $145. Call 250-370-3550 for details and registration.


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 United Church Thrift Shop/ Annex, corner Granite & Mitchell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Furniture, household goods, gently used clothing including boutique, jewellery, art, books, etc. FMI: 250-598-5021, ext 0. Oct. 14 – Saanich Fire Fighters Five Alarm Launch Party for the 2012 Saanich Fire Fighters Calendar, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort. Tickets $50, incl. calendar, cocktails, tapas, music and silent auction. Contact Jacqui Sanderson at 250-220-0779 or jacquisanderson@ Oct. 15 -- Wanda Morris, Executive Director of Dying with Dignity Canada, speaks at 2 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd. Challenges to the current laws on assisted dying will be discussed and other plans a person should have to ensure their wishes are respected. FMI: 250-386-7772. Oct. 15 -- Conversation Circle, a weekly stimulating discussion group on topics of life’s issues, both serious and fun, in a small group setting, at the James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan St., 2 to 3.30 p.m. Reservations: 250-388-7844. Oct. 20 – The Native Plant Study Group presents Restoring Nature Along the Gorge Waterway. Learn how the community is working to bring native vegetation back to the Gorge shoreline, 7 p.m. in UVic’s MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D116. Non-member drop-in fee: $3. FMI: Oct. 20 – Saanich Newcomers’ Club for women meets at 11:30 a.m. at Cedar Hill Golf Club. FMI: Oct. 27 – Baubles & Bling, an Octa Collective fundraiser at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, 4 to 7:30 p.m., to raise funds for the artsREACH program. The jewellery and accessories show and sale will feature 10 jewellery artists/ designers and two accessories vendors who will donate up to 50 per cent of the purchase price of products sold at the event. Tickets are $20 incl. refreshments and door prize opportunities. FMI/tickets: 778-678-6282.

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Vic Marathon: the big picture Despite Toronto’s major cash prizes, Victoria still matters Travis Paterson News staff

Runners of all ages and levels capitalized on the perfect conditions of the 2011 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday with a pair of elites netting serious cash. Kenyan Thomas Omwenga led the day with a first-place time of two hours, 14 minutes and 33 seconds, breaking Steve Osaduik’s 2006 record of 2:16:49. Omwenga pulled away with $7,000 in prize money, making it well worth his trip. Were he Canadian he would have scored a course record bonus of $5,000 more. As it was, Omwenga won $4,000 for finishing under two hours and 15 minutes and $3,000 for being first overall. Lucy Njeri also banked $3,000 for first in the marathon, plus a $3,000 incentive for running under 2:38. That we’re seeing course records fall is part of an upswing in Canadian marathon running right now, said Brent Fougner, coach of the University of Victoria Vikes cross country and track running teams. Omwenga, for example, owns a marathon best of 2:10:44. Victoria was his second marathon in two weeks, having finished second at the Montréal Oasis Marathon on Sept. 26 with a nearly identical time of 2:14:35. “You have to think he’s capable of going a bit faster,” Fougner said, of Omwenga’s quick turnaround.

The finishers ■ A total of 9,961 runners finished out of 11,417 registered in all four events: 1,623 of 1,968 in the marathon; 5,076 of 5,918 in the half-marathon; 2,430 of 2,699 in the 8-km.

Despite acting as the B.C. championship (with local Ryan Day taking that honour in third place, 2:26:42), the Victoria marathon is best known as a destination event for long-distance runners and is shadowed on the national scene by this weekend’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. “(Victoria’s) is a beautiful course and there’s always some quality athletes so people can witness a top runner, even if it’s not their top time. “(But Victoria) hasn’t attracted our top Canadians because you can only do so many in a year and the Toronto marathon has gone after top Canadians and internationals, making sure it’s a fast race,” Fougner said. Buzz around Toronto this week is about breaking Jerome Drayton’s Canadian marathon record of 2:10:09, which he set in Japan in 1975. At $36,000, the prize to do so is considerable. Organizers of the Toronto marathon have put up $1,000 for every year the record has stood. One of the runners who could do it is Vancouver’s Dylan Wykes, who warmed up by winning last month’s McNeill Bay Half Marathon in Oak Bay. Runners also prefer Toronto’s flat course to the inclines of Victoria. Weather conditions were perfect on Sunday, however, helping Port Moody’s Natasha Wodak join Owmenga and Njeri in the money group by setting the women’s halfmarathon course record. Wodak won an extra $1,000 on top of the $1,000 half-marathon prize when she broke Marilyn Arsenault’s 2009 course record by 12 seconds, with 1:15:27. Arsenault finished third in the half (1:18:03) and was the top masters runner in that event with another former Vike, Craig Odermatt, who was fifth overall (1:10:43). Full story and results online.

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Sports stats Volleyball Camosun Chargers High School Girls Volleyball Tournament, Oct. 7 and 8 at Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence and St. Margaret’s school Championship Bracket Riverside def. Claremont 2-0 (25-8, 25-12) Oak Bay def. Belmont 2-0 (25-12, 25-17) Seaquam def. St Michael!s 2-0 (25-14, 25-10) South Delta def. Guildford Park 2-0 (25-19, 25-15) Lambrick Park def. Reynolds 2-0 (25-12, 25-14) Highland def. Crofton House 2-0 (25-20, 25-18) Brentwood def. Mt Doug 2-0 (25-16, 25-12) Mark Isfeld def. Duncan Christian 2-1 (22-25, 25-15, 15-6) QF: Riverside def. Oak Bay 2-0 (25-17, 25-7) QF: Seaquam def. South Delta 2-0 (25-10, 25-21) QF: Lambrick Park def. Highland 2-0 (25-10, 25-22) QF: Brentwood def. Mark Isfeld 2-1 (25-15, 25-27, 15-9) SF: Riverside def. Seaquam 2-1 (25-11, 21-25, 15-6) SF: Lambrick Park def. Brentwood 2-1 (23-25, 25-17, 15-12) Third: Seaqauam def. Brentwood 2-1 (25-20, 22-25, 15-13) First: Riverside def. Lambrick Park 2-0 (25-19, 25-16) *Riverside wins tournament

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Football B.C. Junior Football Conference Final standings G W L PF PA Pts. V.I. Raiders 10 10 0 551 83 20 Okanagan Sun 10 8 2 369 160 16 Langley Rams 10 5 5 276 223 10 Westshore Rebels 10 5 5 225 364 10 Kamloops Broncos 10 2 8 144 415 4 Chilliwack Huskers 10 0 10 94 414 0 Recent results Oct. 8 Langley Rams 42 Westshore Rebels 14 Rebels rushing: Niles Goguen 76 yards on 11 carries, 1 touchdown; Greg Morris 66 yards on 11 carries. Rebels passing: Chris McCormick 73 yards on two receptions; Niles Goguen 59 yards on 5 receptions. Rebels field goals: Quinn Van Gylswyck, 2, 50 and 36 yards. Chilliwack Huskers 13 Kamloops Broncos 29 Oct. 9 V.I. Raiders 35 Okanagan Sun 3 Upcoming games BCFC Semifinals Oct. 15 Westshore Rebels at V.I. Raiders 1 p.m. Oct 16 Langley Rams at Okanagan Sun 2 p.m.


SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Street soccer tourney to kick hunger, homelessness

It’s called the Soccer Marathon of Dreams, a day-long soccer tournament that runs uninterrupted on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Reynolds Park. Put on by Victoria Street Soccer, the 12-hour match goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with players substituting at 20 minute intervals. Each playing slot is a $10 donation and there is no limit to the number of players. The fundraiser is aimed at ending world hunger and homelessness and all proceeds will be split by the Victoria Street Soccer team (which encourages a healthy lifestyle for people associated with Victoria’s streets) and Oxfam’s famine relief efforts in Somalia. Player pledges are encouraged. Playing slots are just $5 for kids 12 and under. There’s also a kids hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., during which children aged 5 to 12 play for free. There will also be a barbecue by donation. Visit for more information.

Royals jerseys, Rockets hit Victoria this week

The Victoria Royals open a two-game set with the Kelowna Rockets tonight (Oct. 14) and Saturday, 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. This week also marks the release of Royals’ official replica hockey jerseys for purchase. Jerseys go on sale prior to tonight’s matchup beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Royals’ Court merchandise store at Gate 1. Youth ($90) and adult size ($115) jerseys are available in both the road white and home blue colours. The Royals are coming off a rough weekend having lost three of four. During the stint the Royals were victimized by last week’s CHL player of the week Emerson Etem, who led the Medicine Hat Tigers with five goals during the Tigers’ two game visit to Victoria, Oct. 6 and 7. Etem, an Anaheim Ducks prospect from Long Beach, Calif., added another goal on Oct. 8 as the Tigers beat the Vancouver Giants, 5-4. The Royals are third in the B.C. Division with four wins in nine games.

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Surrounded by his loving family, Cam slipped into eternal rest following a valiant battle with cancer. Cam is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Kathleen (Brad), Lori (Cliff), Colleen (Marty), Karen(Steven) & Rob; six Island kids – Cleo (Guy), Glenn (Anya), Monte (Debbie), Hope (Dave), Shawn(Sandra), Patrick; 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and sister Jay (Lance). He was predeceased by his mother, Margaret, father, Harold; brothers Barry, Teddy and son, Ross. Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Cam moved British Columbia in 1968 where he resided in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley areas. He relocated to Victoria in the mid ‘70’s where he remained until his death. Cam served several years in the Canadian Armed Forces, a member of the Black Watch where he proudly served the Queen Mother at a formal dinner in Montreal in 1962. When he retired from his military career, Cam spent the remainder of his working life in Food Services for the Dept of National Defense in Victoria. He was a long time member and stellar player at the Victoria Horseshoe Club. He also held memberships with the Black Watch Association and the Royal Canadian Legion #91. A celebration of Cam’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Station Road in Langford on October 22, from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society for their compassionate and loving palliative care. Rest in eternal peacehusband, father, grandfather and friend.


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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD • First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @



For Feature Film Shooting in Victoria Open Call Oct.16 All Ages All Ethnicities Arrive at 10:30 am Sharp Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre 638 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R6 Boss Talent Agency













‘ON ANGEL’S WINGS HOMECARE’ providing personal care, meal prep, housekeeping, companionship, transportation & errands. $25/hr for all services. Caring, private, professional, bonded & insured. Weekday openings avail. Call today at 778-440-1700.

MASTER LABYRINTH board game. $20. Near new condition. 250-380-8733.

SIDNEY. 2-BDRM (Lrg master), 2 bath, updated. F/P, patio, laundry, garage. $1595. (250)656-8912, (250)744-8967



all conditions in all locations

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

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


Call 604-488-1444



GO GREEN, Chemical free local hay, $7.75 per bale, delivered. Call 250-539-3049.



Licence #ER098-855

SENIOR LADY available for pet sitting in my home. Prefer small dogs. References available. Call 250-652-1167 leave message.

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

AUCTIONS FITNESS EQUIP AUCTION as new Gym Equip, Indoor Soccer Arena, Office Equip; Oct 22, 11 AM, 3348 Sexsmith Rd, Kelowna B.C. View photos at (special auction) 1-866-545-3259 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344


Friday,Fri, October 14, 2011 NEWS Oct 14, 2011,- SAANICH Saanich News

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

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 WALL unit bookcases, $40. each. (250)598-9653. EXERCISE BIKE, steel tube frame, many features, new cond. $99. 250-383-4578. LAMBS WOOL area rug 5’x8’, $45. 5 globe chandelier, $44. Bathroom cabinet $10. Call (250)544-2211. SEARS CRAFTSMAN Lawnmower, $40. (250)721-4696.

NEW MIX-MASTER $35, new coffee machine $35. Desk atlas $25. (250)891-8119. WOOL RUG- 9x12 (white), $40. Braun juicer, $30. Leg splint, $20. 250-508-9008.

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

HIGH QUADRA. 3 bdrm main. $1450. + 1/2 utils. NS/NP. Shared laundry.(250)884-3180

CEDAR HILL GOLF COURSE $559K 3 bdrms, 2 bath + 1 bdrm suite, lrg lot. Recent upgrades. (250)474-7202.

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



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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1/2 PRICE FLOOR Samples: Leather Sofa, Loveseat & Chair $1149., Recliners $349., 72”h Hat/Coat Racks $15., Magazine Racks $9.95, Oak 5Pc Dining Ste $399.; Wardrobes, Pantrys, Wall-Units, Desks & Bookcases On Sale. Mattress & Box Spr. Sets, All Sizes Cheap! Sears-O-Pedic Pocket Coil, Pillow-Top 4Pc King-Size Set $499., K/S Headboard $59. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. We Buy, Sell, Trade. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.

SELL OLD STUFF! 250.388.3535


THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $629,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660


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



BRENTWOOD BACHELOR Large, ground level. Priv. entrance, parking, close to bus. NS/NP. $750. (250)652-9454.

1987 CUTLASS Sierra Brougham 4-dr. 102,000 km (1 owner).V6, 2.8L multiport electronic fuel injection, 2-tone silver-grey/burgundy velour int. Power/tilt steering, cruise, air, sun roof, white walls. Mint cond. $3750. (250)382-0560.

COLWOOD. 1-bdrm suite, utilities included, cat ok, N/S. $825. (250)478-4418.

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

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.


GLEN LAKE (Westshore), 2 level studio 1bdrm, lndry, prkg, sep from house/ent, 5 mins walk to Westshore Mall, close to bus, $850 inclusive, N/S, N/P, Nov. 1, 250-478-8371. GORGE-HARRIET, Lrg 1 bdrm, priv ent & prkg, utils incl. NS/NP. Oct 1. $725/mo. 250384-0460 (leave a message). LANGFORD 2-BDRM groundlevel, private patio, 5 appls, parking. NS/NP, $1050. inclds utils. 250-634-3212. SAANICHTON- BRIGHT priv 1 bdrm+ computer room, water view, off street parking. N/S. $750. Oct 15. (250)652-2774. SIDNEY, 1 bdrm, quiet, upscale area, ocean view, F/P, priv yard, utils incl, N/P, N/S, $900, Nov. 1, 250-656-4268

Call: 1-250-616-9053

ESQUIMALT (NEAR Naden), 1 & 2 bdrm suites, avail immed, on bus route, near shopping, clean & quiet. Starting at $700. 250-385-2004.


FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $960/mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

SIDNEY 2BDRM bsmt, private entrance, NS/NP, refs req’d $850/mo.+utils. 250-514-9618.

GORGE POINT Inn- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, underground parking, F/P. $1295. (250)923-2844.

SIDNEY- 500sq ft basement suite, shower only, priv entrance W/D, NS/NP. Refs req’d. Available Now. $720+ utils. (250)656-2412.

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

BUYING - RENTINGSELLING Call us today to place your classified ad

HILLSIDE- THE Pearl; 2 bdrm condo, 6 appls, parking, storage. NS/NP. $1250/mo. Call (250)652-6729. 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.


SIDNEY. 1-BDRM + studio. Indoor cat OK. Sep ent, N/S. Nov 1st. $800. (250)812-4154.

TRIANGLE MTN., lge furn’d 1 bdrm, lndry, brand new appls, all inclusive, avail immed, N/S, N/P, $1000 mo, 250-474-6469

SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY: 3-BDRM. F/P. D/W. Separate W/D. Bus route, new paint/carpets, NS/NP. $1450.+ utils. 1 (250)248-9454

TOWNHOUSES BEAUTIFUL 3BDRM, 2.5bath avail immed, new: fs/wd/dw, walk amens/bus/Sooke core, $1600, N/S. 250-642-0133.



Garage Sales “Sea and Golf ... of Course!”


9-3, SAT, 1260 Dunsterville/Interurban. Ladies clothing sizes 8-12, hat’s. 50’s to date. $1 - $25 ea.

SACRED HEART CHURCH Christian Charities Annual Fall Clothing & Linen Sale. Sat, Oct. 15, 9am - 2pm. 4040 Nelthorpe St. Annual fall clothing, linens, jewelry and fabric sale. Admission FREE. All proceed to Charities. SELLING WATKINS products every Sunday, 9am-3pm at Langford Indoor Market, 679 Goldstream Ave or call 250217-8480, Free delivery.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT Bazaar & Bake Sale, Sat, Oct 15, 10am-4pm. Admirals Walk Shopping Centre. Proceeds to benefit. View Royal Reading Centre.


SENIOR LADY in Vic West, furn’d room, $455 incls utils, cable, local phone, 1 meal daily. No cooking. 250-380-1575




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

RENT & SHARE house with male senior, 3 bdrms available near bus stop & 6 Mile Pub. $500-$600-$700. Call (250)220-2232.

OPEN HOUSE 754 Braemar Ave. N. Saanich Sunday, October 16 2 - 4 pm



1 ACRE in amazing Ardmore! Beautifully updated 3 bedrooms/3 baths, vaulted ceilings, spacious family room & lots of natural light, with perfect studio area! New double carport & workshop area. Close to 2 golf courses, warm swimmable beaches & hiking trails. Near the Victoria International Airport & Ferries.

Reduced $729,000 Specializing in oceanfront and other fine properties IAN HEATH MARILYN BALL JONESCO Real Estate Inc. 250-655-7653

ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $860/mo. Avail immed. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing. SOOKE BASIN waterfront. 2 bdrm condo, recently reno’d. Quiet neighbourhood. $900. N/S, Pets ok. Call 250-5161408, 778-425-1408.


AUTO SERVICES ISLAND AUTO Body & Paint, 25 yrs. 1210 Stelly’s X Road. 250-881-4862.

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

858-5865 SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad


$0-$1000 CASH

For Junk Cars/Trucks

Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE! 250-588-7172

toll free 1-888-588-7172

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





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DRYWALL- NO payment required till job is finished. (250)474-9752.

AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 DPM SERVICES:Maintenance Lawns, clean-ups, pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. 250-883-8141. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680. LANDSCAPE & TREE Care. Hedges- pruning & shaping. Lawns, clean-ups. Andrew, 17 yrs exp. WCB. (250)893-3465.

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



MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.


CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. THE CARPENTER & Sons. Renos, Suites, Painting. Guaranteed. Darren (250)217-8131 WES OBORNE CARPENTRY Great quality with references to match. Wes (250) 480-8189

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

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. HOUSEKEEPER WITH 30 yrs Exp available for 2 Wed mornings, 2 Tues afternoons, 2 Thurs mornings, $20/hr. Call (250)652-2042. (Leave msg). MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

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

CONTRACTORS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897.

DRYWALL BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542.

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. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.


LEVEL GROUND Landscaping

Complete Garden & Arborist Services. Lawns, hedges. Insured. Free est. 250-818-0587 NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502. PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

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

Winter is coming, time to call & book your gutter cleaning! Rob: 250-882-3134

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

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

GARDENING 10% OFF! Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trim. 250-479-6495. 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specialize; tree pruning, hedges, tree & stump removal, fall clean-up, hauling, power washing. 23yrs exp. WCB.


From the Ground Up

• • • •

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


AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

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

BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.

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.

MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. (250)3880278.

LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email:

HYDRA GREEN CLEAN Gutter Clean & Repair roof de-moss, window washing and hauling. Fully licensed and great prices. Call for your free estimate! 250-893-6869 PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades, roof demossing. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440. WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.


High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

Peacock Painting

MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278. WHAT YOUR house needs now is love sweet love. Reno’s, repairs, renew. Paul 250-896-4439. References.

INSULATION CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. ✭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.

MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & F/P repairs. Chimney re-pointing. 250-478-0186. C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942

RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. 250-896-3478.

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.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

TREE SERVICES LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

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

STEVE’S GARDENING. Fall Clean-ups. Mowing, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Reliable. Good rates. Call 250-383-8167. .... THE GARDENING GAL .... Quality Affordable Gardening. Renovations Maintenance & Cleanups.... 250.217.7708.

PLUMBING PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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

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



DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-220-0734. ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603


PAVERS STONES, Retaining Walls, Concrete, Carpentry, Masonry Repairs, Complete Landscape Services. 12 yrs experience. Call 250-812-9742

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.





SENIOR HANDYMAN Household repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. 250-896-3478.

AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002.



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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.

EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

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

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.



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This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

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 October 13 - 19 edition of

305-75 Songhees, $625,000

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000

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

1671 Elford, $499,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

pg. 29

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley 250-477-7291

pg. 17

654 Langford, $449,000

pg. 34

pg. 8

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

pg. 15

pg. 21

pg. 10

pg. 13

D-1216 Styles, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

pg. 17

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 18

pg. 13 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 18

pg. 10

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

3108 Mars St., $599,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882 pg. 13

pg. 10

pg. 14

pg. 38

pg. 13

2434 Cadboro Bay Rd., $669,000

1344 Beach, $285,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Daily 1-3 (check in at 1564 Fort St) Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091 pg. 39

9650 First, $525,000

pg. 38

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave., $279,000

pg. 15

1033 Wychbury, $449,900

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed 250-213-7444

pg. 6

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

Saturday 2:30-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis 250-479-3333

454 Sturdee St., $969,900

pg. 12

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

pg. 12

pg. 5

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

pg. 18

pg. 19

2927 Ilene, $599,900 pg. 30

1627 Hybury

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

pg. 39

pg. 20

pg. 20

pg. 13

pg. 20

1021 Westport

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

1064 Colville, $499,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

pg. 18

Sunday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

pg. 18

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

pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 10

pg. 21

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-5 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen 250-386-8875

pg. 20

pg. 6

6-1105 Esquimalt

1663 Bisley, $619,000 pg. 35

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jacquie Jocelyn, 250-384-8124

71-4125 Interurban, $409,000 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 10

225-3225 Eldon Pl., $219,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

pg. 5145561

Saturday 11-12:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

Saturday 12:00-1:30 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

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

pg. 21

pg. 22

982 Meadowview, $695,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

pg. 22

pg. 32

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright 250 391-1893 Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

4212 Rossiter, $589,000 Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo 250-477-1100

pg. 22

519 Judah, $419,900

Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Mark Salter 250-893-0165

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

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

658 Sedger Rd., $478,000

981 Kenneth St., $469,900 pg. 30

501 Pamela, $575,000

4126 Santa Anita, $534,900

27-5110 Cordova Bay, $529,900

937 Kingsmill

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Dicastri 250 744-3301

pg. 20

3204 Doncaster, $594,500 pg. 38

pg. 21

41 Obed Ave, $379,900

5015 Georgia Park Terr. $834,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

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

10-3338 Whittier Ave., $419,000

pg. 13

834 Royal Oak Ave, $1,200,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

3963 Wilkinson Rd., $749,900

2931 Earl Grey St., $499,900 pg. 19

203-1106 Glenora Pl., $299,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

74-950 Parklands, $375,000

pg. 3

3669-1507 Queensbury Ave Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250 642-5050

401-1083 Tillicum Rd., $359,000

297 Gull Rd., $554,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte 250-744-3301 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

pg. 18

pg. 39

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

pg. 20

4183 Tuxedo Dr., $644,900

7-704 Rockheights, $599,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Colin Lagadyn 250 474-4800

3833 Holland Ave, $534,900

pg. 20

1877A Feltham Rd, $599,900

308-3260 Quadra St.

942 Reeve Plc., $399,900

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey 250-391-1893

533 Prince Robert

pg. 30

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

pg. 30

357 Kinver St., $589,900 pg. 2

pg. 6

4180 Keewatin Plc., $469,000

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

10 Helmcken Rd

204-1831 Oak Bay Ave, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch 250-479-3333

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

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

4015 Haro Rd, $849,900

1640 Earlston, $559,000

812 Old Esquimalt, $369,900

924B Richmond, $475,000 Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

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

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

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900 pg. 38

pg. 19

4329 Faithwood, $744,900

pg. 38

302-1110 Oscar, $349,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

pg. 6

1149 Greenwood, $529,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rick Hoogendoorn 250-592-4422 pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bev McIvor 250-655-0608

pg. 15

403-1420 Beach, $469,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

pg. 12

304-1106 Glenora Plc., $319,900

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

112 Prince Edward Dr, $970,000 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

pg. 15

pg. 34

Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

pg. 20

19-4058 Corners, $369,000

1682 Stanhope

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus 250-391-1893

1318 Beach, $229,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 13

pg. 18

3520 Upper Terrace, $969,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

304-1518 Pandora, $269,900

1005-225 Belleville

pg. 6

934 Craigflower, $449,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Adrien Bachand 250 384-8124

13-1705 Feltham, $389,000

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette 250-391-1893

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000

2657 Cedar Hill Rd, $540,000

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

pg. 5

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

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

2180 Cranleigh, $649,000

142 South Turner, $699,000

3-635 Rothwell St.

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

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

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

2532 Asquith St.

2487 Eastdowne, $749,500

1515 Regents, $827,500

302-932 Johnson St., $239,000

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

pg. 14

530 Harbinger, $799,000

407-380 Waterfront

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422 pg. 375127

71 Government St, $489,000

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

pg. 18

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

105-330 Waterfront, $510,000

3238 Harriet

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing 250 477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

pg. 18

Sunday 3-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

4081 Beam Cres, $748,888

8-933 Admirals Rd, $345,000

pg. 8

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000

2653 Scott St., $424,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

219-50 Songhees, $675,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

301-373 Tyee Rd., $429,000

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

pg. 15

pg. 21

4446 Tyndall, $649,900

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

2492 McNeill, $684,900

208-11 Cooperage, $498,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

126-75 Songhees, $979,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

pg. 13

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

pg. 37

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Wayne Hyslop 250-477-7291 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

301-50 Songhees, $560,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

307-1009 McKenzie Ave., $165,900

303-1400 Newport, $259,000

1741 Bank, $634,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Greg Phillips 250 385-2033

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291 pg. 11

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

302-1100 Union Rd., $305,000

202-9945 Fifth St

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224

Saturday 1-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jan Dickson, 250-418-5805

315-205 Kimta Rd, $749,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

pg. 14

105-3048 Washington, $379,900

Sunday 2-4 burr properties ltd. Chris Gill 250-382-6636

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing 250 477-7291

pg. 10

1502-620 Toronto St, $314,500

303-932 Johnson St., $209,900

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

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens 250-893-1016

17 Jedburgh, $487,000

1978 Fairfield, $1,390,000

940 Empress Ave., $435,000

402-1000 Mcclure, $244,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar 250 384-8124

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Richard Severs 250 216-3178

pg. 22

2853 Adelaide, $399,000 pg. 20

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

pg. 22

340 Gorge Rd W, $524,500 pg. 21

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Chudyk 250 477-5353

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, October 14, 2011  Page 38 week beginning October 13, 2011 Real Estate Victoria 140 Kamloops, $514,900

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

108-2040 White Birch Rd., $139,000 pg. 37

746 Gorge Rd W, $565,000 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 21

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade 250-656-0131

pg. 22

pg. 22

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 pg. 40

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

pg. 23

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

pg. 30

pg. 23

pg. 31

pg. 12

Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause 250-592-4422

928 Birch, $639,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Sandra Hoff 250 656-0131

pg. 23

316-10461 Resthaven, $429,000 Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

pg. 24

pg. 23

pg. 3

pg. 22

pg. 23

2110 Curteis, $799,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 31

pg. 23

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

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

Sunday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

pg. 2

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

3910 Metchosin Rd., $1,084,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-1989

pg. 24

pg. 25

pg. 23

3035 Arado Court, $610,000 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683 pg. 3

pg. 27

1616 Millstream, $799,900 pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 24

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

pg. 24

pg. 26

pg. 13

pg. 25

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,199,788 Sunday 3-5 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

pg. 30

pg. 25

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pg. 25

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

Thursday-Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser 250-360-1929

pg. 30

2425 Galland, $359,000

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

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


pg. 25

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3336 Ocean, $879,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 39

pg. 26

306-2745 Veteran’s Memorial, $249,900 pg. 26

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

pg. 26

408-3226 Jacklin $279,900 pg. 25

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

pg. 13

601 Kingsview

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

pg. 26

2924 Sooke Lake Rd., $669,900 pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus 250-391-1893

2794 Lakeshore, $499,900 pg. 12

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


pg. 26

662 Goldstream, $249,900 pg. 25

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




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Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey 250-592-4422

2971 Glen Lake Rd., $499,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-1989

Sunday 1-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jan Dickson, 250-418-5805

224 Seafield, $479,000

994 Dunford

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

pg. 11

2434 Sunriver Way, $379,900

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

pg. 24

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

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Ferguson 250 744-3301

pg. 28

Sunday 1:30-2:30 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

3410 Turnstone Dr., $439,800 Sunday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty John Byrne 250-33-1500

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 385-2033

3365 St. Troy Plc., $464,900

3067 Alouette

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

Saturday 12:30-1:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

892 Wild Ridge, $448,888

613 Amble Pl, $499,900

525 Mount View Ave., $339,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish 250-744-3301

pg. 6

549 Delora, $619,900 Sunday 1-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250 478-0808

1121 Fort, $174,900

2334 Bellamy, $499,000

212-663 Goldstream pg. 40

201-3220 Jacklin Rd, $309,900

203-1196 Sluggett Rd., $209,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

pg. 16

pg. 24

10230 Fifth St, $478,900 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

113-1049 Costin, $359,800

pg. 5

Sunday 12-1 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

116-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900 Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

pg. 26

101-2923 Phipps Rd., $334,900

1217 Parkdale Creek Gdns., $489,000 Saturday 2:30-4:00 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Chris Marrie, 250 920-8463

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

201-9942 Third St, $539,900

10404 Resthaven Dr, $439,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton 250-477-5353

pg. 31

203-9724 Fourth St, $669,000

1274 Clayton, $849,900 Sunday 12-2 Cornerstone Properties Ltd Kevin Wensley 250 475-2006

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Sandra Hoff 250 656-0131

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Limited Patrick Achtzner 250-391-1893

969 Glen Willow, $509,000

13-2020 White Birch, $439,500

8996 Marshall Rd

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 24

6816 Jedora Dr, $538,000

102C-4678 Elk Lake Dr., $314,500 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

Saturday 11-12 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 25

907 Dawn Lane, $612,000

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

3352 Mary Anne Cresc., $499,900

928 Birch

333-2245 James White Blvd., $249,900 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray 250-744-3301

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

303-9880 Fourth, $279,000

754 Braemar, $729,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 40

pg. 24

309-9805 Second, $305,000

1942 Genoa, $427,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 22

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

Saturday & Sunday 3:30-4:30 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love 250-386-8875

453 Atkins Rd., $579,000

3067 Alouette

1622 Millstream, $799,900

2051 Brethour Pkwy

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 34

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Adam Hales 250-391-1893

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200

pg. 26

2437 Gatewheel, $618,000

2908 Pickford Rd., $447,500

Saturday 1-4 burr properties ltd. Mike Pearce 250-382-6636

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

pg. 34

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Colin Lagadyn 250 474-4800

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Dennis Jabs 250-386-8875

563 Brant Pl., $640,000

Saturday 2-4 Kahl Realty Justine Connor, 250-391-8484

120-2733 Peatt Rd., $374,900

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

2390 Echo Valley Dr., $689,900

11360 Pachena Plc., $1,110,000 207-7143 West Saanich Rd., $255,000

pg. 39

16-2210 Sooke Rd, $399,900

2420 Mount Baker, $669,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

2935 Carol Ann Pl, $489,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

3067 Alouette

2415 Amherst, $419,900

8704 Pender Park Dr, $574,900 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters 250-655-0608

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

1820 Doney, $649,000

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $299,000

890 Snowdrop, $439,934 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

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2-1893 Prosser Rd., $384,000

3828 Cardie Crt, $674,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Diane Wilkinson 250 477-7291

1286 Knute Way, $495,000

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Despite economic downturn, region’s real estate holds steady A shaky global economy hasn’t rattled the local real estate board president’s confidence in Greater Victoria’s property market. “It’s hard to look (ahead) over a couple of years, especially with the instability in the world economy right now,” said Dennis Fimrite, president of the Victoria Real Estate Board and a realtor with Firm Management, when asked about the future of real estate in the region. “People in Victoria realize real estate is a safe place to put their money still. I think we’ll see prices steadily rise for the next few years.” Fimrite said that historically, prices can spike dramatically in the region, then tend to flatten out for the following three to four years. Asked whether he thought real estate prices might ever drop significantly, Fimrite said, “Not really, no.” Good employment opportunities, a diversified economy and beautiful surroundings will hold the market

steady, he said. According to the Multiple Listing Service, sales slowed once again after a modest revival in August. In September, 458 properties moved, compared to 542 the month before. September 2010 was a particularly slow month, with 395 property sales. Month over month, the average price of properties declined slightly in Greater Victoria. The average price of a single-family house was $622,393 – about $30,000 less than in August. The average price for condos slipped slightly, by about $6,500 to $332,490 in September. The average for townhouses showed no change. In September, 17 properties sold for more than $1 million, including a Ten Mile Point house that went for more than $6 million. The average price for a detached house in Greater Vancouver was $888,243 in August 2011, or $407,457 for a condo.

Victim services leadership changes again An organization that helps victims of crime is without a leader again. Lorna Hillman, the former director of Greater Victoria Police Victim Services, left her post in late September, less than two years after she took the job. Hillman replaced Geraldine Glattstein, who was dismissed in September 2009. A job posting for the open position closed today (Oct. 14).

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, October 14, 2011 

Maple tree cracking Carr sister’s house Alice Carr’s former house suffering structural damage Erin Cardone News staff

Financial constraints are holding back the removal of a tree that threatens a historically significant house in James Bay. The former residence of Alice Carr, sister to famous painter Emily Carr, sits on a cracked foundation at 218-220 St. Andrew’s St. The roots of a large maple have damaged the house’s structure. “This house is really quite important historically and unfortunately there’s this huge tree that’s causing foundation problems,” said Steve Barber, senior heritage planner with the City of Victoria.

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The house’s owner, Barbara Saunders, an artist who works under her maiden name Richardson, has lived there since 1976. Her parents bought the building a decade earlier and she hasn’t been able to afford to have the tree removed. Bartlett Tree Experts offered to cut down the tree, free of charge. Barber approached Bartlett’s owner Noah Violini and asked him to donate the work. Violini agreed. “We said yes. It was a matter of just trying to help,” said Mike Evers, manager of the Victoria branch of the company. However, taking down the tree is but a fraction of the work that needs to be done. Apart from the cracking foundation, walls are buckling and windows

are breaking. Structural repairs are needed as well, but Saunders said she can’t afford them. “This is an important (house). It’s national history,” she said. “Somebody else will have to carry the torch -- or I need help to carry the torch is more to the point.” Saunders plans to rent out a portion of the house to an Emily Carr fan to ease the financial burden. While the Victoria Heritage Foundation offers grants to repair historically significant homes, it only covers a portion of the cost. Initially, Bartlett and the city agreed to remove the tree in October, but the scope of the work has pushed the project back until at least spring 2012.

Erin Cardone/News staff

The former house of Emily Carr’s sister, Alice Carr, is suffering structural damage from a maple tree’s roots.

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Complete October 14, 2011 issue of Saanich News as seen in print.