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For deer like this one crossing Henderson Road, vehicles are the only predator left in the region, says one wildlife biologist.

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Not one penny. That’s how much financial support the Capital Regional District can expect from the province to help tackle problems with the region’s burgeoning deer population. A report to be presented to the CRD’s planning, transportation and protective services committee tomorrow (Oct. 27) states that “no financial resources would be available” from the Ministry of Environment to support a deer management plan. “I believe it has to be a multipronged approach. I see the province, ICBC and ourselves – as the Capital Region – implementing probably a three-stage solution,” said Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton, chair of the CRD parks committee. The first stage would involve an education campaign and stricter bylaws around feeding animals. The second would be tranquilization and relocation of deer and the third would be a selective cull.

“The municipalities have to agree to a plan and then the province needs to indicate they’re taking this seriously now. It can’t go on exploding.” The issue around deer management resurfaced at last month’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention where Causton chaired a panel meeting on the subject. Municipalities and regional governments can look to Cranbrook, which recently implemented a strategy to reduce its deer population, Causton Christopher said. Causton The CRD report doesn’t offer suggestions for managing the deer. It includes one recommendation: to prepare terms of reference for a plan and seek out funding partners. Causton’s hope that ICBC will get involved stems from the increasing number of car-deer collisions.

The report says the number of crashes has increased by an average of 13 per cent each year since 2000. “Between 1997 and 2007 animalrelated insurance claims in BC have increased from $15.8 million to $30.8 million,” reads the report. Sean Pendergast, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, says Cranbrook’s “community-owned management plan” is an effective approach to alleviating the issue. “They put it to the community to say: ‘These are our options, what would you prefer we do? Something needs to be done,’” he said. Greater Victoria’s issues, he said, are the result of urban spread. “We’ve done a very good job in our urban and rural areas of eliminating all predators – cougars and wolves – so the deer numbers are able to increase unencumbered,” Pendergast said. “And hunting is becoming less acceptable, even legal hunting practices, so really the only predator they

have these days is automobiles.” As a wildlife biologist, he says relocation isn’t in the best interest of the animals. It puts them at a huge disadvantage, survival-wise, being in a brand new environment. “But quite often (relocation is) a public desire before even mentioning a cull.” Also included in the CRD report are the results of a call for public input on deer-related issues. More than half of the 389 submissions received were property damage complaints. The province is willing to provide staff support through the planning process and will agree to lend equipment – clover traps, net guns, tranquilizers – during the implementation. “I think we’ve lit a bit of a fire under the CRD – things are moving along,” Causton said, acknowledging that he first asked regional staff to look at a management plan a year ago. “We’ve got to step up from what we’ve got now, which is nothing.” kslavin@saanichnews.com

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A rainbow of bowls covers a large table in the art room at Arbutus middle school. Handcrafted by Grade 7 and 8 students during the classes’ pottery units, the 63 earthenware dishes have been fired and glazed, and are ready to take home. But these bowls aren’t going home with the young potters. Instead, all the students are donating their art to the Souper Bowls of Hope fundraiser, which happens Nov. 8 at the Fairmont Empress downtown. “I think it’s a really neat way to pull community into the classroom,” said art teacher Rachel Liddell. “They learn the procedures and proper steps (of making pottery), but they also contribute to a nice community cause. They don’t have to donate their bowls, but once I explain what they’re helping, they all want to take part.” Souper Bowls of Hope, now in its 14th year, is a lunchtime fundraiser for the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society. Hungry supporters (or pottery enthusiasts) are invited to the Empress for a soup lunch catered by hotel staff and Patisserie Daniel. After the meal, diners take home a bowl made by a local student or the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild. “(Student) involvement means so much because, in the future, they will realize why it is important to give back to your community, wherever they are in the world,” said Souper Bowls organizing committee member Helen Hughes. All the money raised goes to help fund the Youth Empowerment Society’s summer opportunities program, which helps pay for food, supplies and outings for at-risk youth.

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Arbutus middle school students Lorena Munoz and Aidan Fisher show off some of the colourful bowls the school’s art class made to help raise money for at-risk youth in Victoria. The bowls will be sold as part of the Souper Bowls of Hope event, which takes place Nov. 8 at the Fairmont Empress hotel. The Souper Bowls event also includes an auction of celebrity-signed bowls, including ones from Elton John, Glee star Cory Monteith (a former Victoria resident) and Selena Gomez. The Nov. 8 lunch costs $25 and includes the bowl of your choice. Tickets can be purchased at guest services at the Bay Centre and Ivy’s Book Shop (2188 Oak Bay Ave.), or by calling 250-383-3514. kslavin@saanichnews.com

The details ■ Souper Bowls of Hope happens Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Palm Court and Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress (721 Government St.). ■ Visit souperbowls.com to find out more.

Chart chronicles Chinese Canadian history Saanich resident David Lai created document after lifetime of studies

Victoria plays a central role in the national story of Chinese Canadian heritage as the first landing point, in the early days of the Fraser River gold rush. With the introduction of the head tax in 1885, Chinese Roszan Holmen immigrants coming from News staff Hong Kong were taken to an immigration office in Victoria, After getting a showing in Parliament on resembling a prison, where they Oct. 6, a poster-sized chart summarizing had to wait until they or their Chinese Canadian History from 1788 to relatives could produce the head 2010 got its Victoria debut recently with tax. Years ago, Lai investigated an audience including several prominent the abandoned office. “I community leaders of Chinese descent. discovered some Chinese started Project author and Saanich resident to scratch some writing on the David Lai drew on his lifetime of studies of Chinese immigration and settlement in Submitted wall,” he said. The chart project, launched by Canada to produce the chart. Detail of a poster of Chinese Canadian History, from 1788 the David Lam Centre at Simon “Dr. Lai needs no introduction – he to 2010, created by Saanich resident David Lai. Fraser University, was first done is, after all, Mr. Chinatown,” said emcee 10 years ago, said David Choi, the invitation: “If you feel sleepy, you can doze. I Grace Wong Sneddon about the 35-year centre’s adjunct professor. “This (version) will wake you up after.” UVic professor emeritus of geography who has been completely revised and rewritten,” Using a railroad as a visual to ground the has surveyed more than 40 Chinatowns in he said. Also new this time around, are 222-year timeline, Lai’s chart begins with the North America and Australia. first Chinese labourers, brought by the British booklets for each of Canada’s significant Lai addressed the attendees, including Chinatowns. They’ll be launched in cities to build a fortress in Nootka Sound. It ends senator and project patron Vivienne Poy and across Canada in the months to come. with the 2006 apology by Parliament for the Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong, with discrimination faced by Chinese immigrants his typical humour. Turning down the lights rholmen@vicnews.com who paid a head tax. for a slideshow presentation, he sent this

The first of nine all-candidates meetings for Saanich council hopefuls is in the bag. Hosted by the Victoria Real Estate Board Monday, councillor candidates had the opportunity to speak on such issues as legalizing secondary suites, light rail on Douglas Street and McKenzie Avenue, and slow processing of building permits. “Right now there’s no incentive. Those legalizing (their secondary suite) are spending more money than those cutting corners,” said candidate Harald Wolf, advocating for an expanded border for legal suites. Incumbent Leif Wergeland agreed that giving homeowners incentives to legalize would help. Dean Murdock and Vicki Sanders stressed that legalizing suites is a safety measure. Both incumbents supported expanding the legal suite area beyond homes south of McKenzie Avenue, so long as the new areas are near amenities and transit. Rob Wickson, a strong advocate for light-rail transit, said the cost of a system from downtown Victoria to Langford comes with a hefty price tag. But he said residents aren’t aware that much of their tax dollars are spent to improve roads used by single-occupancy vehicles. “What is the expense of not doing (light-rail on Douglas)?” asked incumbent Vic Derman, saying if it isn’t implemented the region will likely “degenerate.” Incumbents Susan Brice and Paul Gerrard called for a referendum once a full business case is available. A vote would allow Capital Region residents to decide themselves whether a billion-dollar light-rail system is their preference. Casey Edge, director of the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association, asked candidates how they would improve the notoriously slow issuance of building permits in Saanich. “We’re not Langford. Saanich will never be Langford. We have many more hoops for people to jump through, like environmental and transit (expectations),” said incumbent Judy Brownoff, defending a more thorough approval process. Nichola Wade commended Saanich staff for doing what is asked by council, even if it takes more time. “We (as councillors) set the vision, that’s our role – it’s not handling things at a staff level,” Wade said. Candidates Ingrid Ip and Jesse McClinton were absent from the meeting. The three mayoral candidates were not asked to take part in Monday’s debate. There are eight more all-candidates meetings scheduled prior to the Nov. 19 election. Visit saanichnews.com and click on the ‘Election’ tab to stay up-to-date on all our municipal election coverage. kslavin@saanichnews.com


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When Sami Muntaser was awoken by his telephone ringing in the wee morning hours last Thursday, he knew there was news from his Libyan homeland. Family members told him Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s dictator for 42 years, had been captured and killed. Stunned by the news, Muntaser and his wife were overcome by “a feeling of euphoria.” “(Gadhafi) was famous for terrorism,” said the Fernood resident, who has lived in Canada for 29 years. “He was another Hitler in the making.” During a visit to Libya in 1989, Muntaser said he was accused of being a communist and imprisoned for four days, during which a gun was pointed at his head and the trigger pulled in a terrorizing game of Russian roulette. “It felt like 40 years,” he said of the experience. When Gadhafi forces began attacking civilians, the United Nations authorized a no-fly zone over the country in March. Muntaser and many of the 25 Libyans living in Greater Victoria went to work, raising money and sending over medical supplies. Muntaser and his friend, Ali Ezletni of Gordon Head, watched with pride as Canada did its part, sending fighter jets and two CFB Esquimalt warships to their homeland. HMCS Vancouver left for the Mediterranean Sea on July 10,

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Eight-year-old Muhammed Ezletni, left, and his brother, sixyear-old Ibrahim, make the victory sign to celebrate a new chapter for their homeland while their father Ali Ezletni and friend Sami Muntaser hold the Libyan flag on Hillside Avenue Sunday. taking over for the East Coast’s HMCS Charlottetown. Vancouver has been patrolling the Libyan coast with its NATO allies, enforcing an arms embargo in the region. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday that NATO has decided to end its mission at the end of October. “The mission itself may end but I know of no current plans to have (Vancouver) return in the immediate

future,” said Lt.-Cmdr. Nathalie Garcia, Esquimalt-based navy spokesperson. “I was hoping Canada would be leading (international military efforts). We are very proud,” said Ezletni, who has been in Canada since 1987. “The beauty of this is that the world stood with us (the Libyan people). I can’t thank them enough.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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LEAVES ONLY no branches, needles, storm debris or garden waste will be collected LEAVES MUST be adjacent (1 metre maximum) from road in rows or piles LEAVES MUST be located with unobstructed and safe access for large equipment LEAVES MUST be clear of open ditches, catch basins, sidewalks, bike lanes and roadways MANY FACTORS DETERMINE THE PROGRESS IN EACH AREA PLEASE NOTE DATES ARE APPROXIMATE AREA 1: OCT. 31 to NOV 8 NOV. 28 to DEC 2 AREA 2: NOV 9 to NOV 18 DEC 5 to DEC 9 AREA 3: NOV 21 to NOV 25 DEC 12 to DEC 16

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Business and other customers who wish advance notification of flushing in their immediate area are requested to call Waterworks at 250-475-5481 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Any discolouration is temporary and users are asked to minimize consumption if a change in water appearance is noticed. The District of Saanich accepts no liability for inconvenience or damages cause by water use during its flushing program. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.

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Soul searching on Halloween Cemeteries are to Halloween what souls are to people who believe in an afterlife. And that’s why the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria’s special Ghost Bus-tours slated for the nights leading up to Halloween are such a big hit. Put on and narrated by historian and ghost expert John Adams on behalf of the society, the two-hour tours have never in their 18-year history failed to be among the most popular Halloween activities in Victoria. Each year offers a different ghostly route exploring the region’s well- and

lesser-known ghost haunts, Adams said. Done in the comfort of a coach, the tours include two stops that give participants a chance to try some on-thespot ghost hunting for themselves. The Ghost Bus-tours are the Old Cemeteries Society’s biggest fundraiser. The tours run at 9 p.m. on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, as well as at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30. Tickets cost $32 in advance and can be booked through Tourism Victoria at 250-953-2033 or www.tourismvictoria.com/ghosts. editor@saanichnews.com

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May said she found the answer “satisfactory.” She said the Coastlines story, writFederal Green Party leader Eliza- ten by Bruce Hallsor – a Sidney lawbeth May said she is satisfied the yer and the riding’s election readiHarper government isn’t planning to ness chairperson – was a bit unsettear up the Saanich-Gulf Islands rid- tling. “Southern Vancouver Island will ing to create a new South Island ridreceive at least one addiing out of traditionally Consertional seat as a result of vative neighbourhoods. redistribution,” Hallsor A story in the riding’s Conwrote in the newsletter. servative Party newsletter In order to create the Coastlines suggested the govextra seat, Hallsor specernment will manipulate the ulated that Saanich-Gulf riding boundaries as part of Islands could drop the planned federal seat redistriarea south of McKenzie bution. May brought up the Avenue, the Gulf Islands matter during a House of or Gordon Head, or by Commons question period losing some combination last week and was told her fears about what she called Elizabeth May of these three areas. “If you removed all boundary “gerrymandering” three of these areas, and were unfounded. Government house leader Peter only had the area from Sidney to Van Loan told her the federal statute Broadmead, we would have won the governing redistribution sets out a last election,” Hallsor wrote. “Any process that is “run on a non-parti- likely redistribution scenario will san basis by independent commis- either make the results of the last election closer or make (the Consersions.” B.C. is expected to gain at least five vatives) the winners.” editor@saanichnews.com seats under redistribution.

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Three Saanichites running for council won’t be listed on your ballot when you vote Nov. 19. That’s because Saanich residents Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Marianne Alto and John Turner are all running in Victoria. All three say issues that interest them most are best Marianne Alto addressed by working in the city. “I want to serve the community and deal with certain issues. One of the issues is homelessness, and mental illness and addiction. And issues of heritage, particularly Chinatown,” said ThorntonJoe, first elected to Victoria council in 2002. “Being born and raised here, I don’t see the municipal lines. … But for the timebeing there’s work I want to continue doing in the City of Victoria.” Turner says his 15-year background working as a street counsellor and community support worker is better suited to downtown VictoJohn Turner ria than suburban Saanich. “There’s a lot of homeless stuff that I’ve been dealing with for many years – social poverty and acute poverty, the need for community job creation. And Victoria really is where I can contribute my talents and abilities,” he said.

Alto, first elected to council in a November 2010 byelection, says it shouldn’t matter which municipality a candidate lives in. “What you do when you look for elected representatives is you look for people who have skills and experience, and the commitment to resolve the issues in your community. That’s what I do – I say ‘I’m me, here’s my experience, here’s what I think I can do for the community,’” she said. Both Thornton-Joe and Alto say they’ve heard in previous campaigns from people who question why they should vote for someone who doesn’t live in their city. “As the conversation around regionalization, not amalgamation, becomes more commonplace – issues like transportation, policing, emergency preparedness – these issues can Charlayne Thornton-Joe benefit from good regional plans. They’re not just specific to Saanich or just specific to Victoria,” Alto said. Thornton-Joe says she’s contemplated moving from Saanich to Victoria, but it’s difficult to find a place that’s as affordable and that provides enough yard space for her large dog. “Where I live shouldn’t matter. What’s important is listening to concerns of people, and being able to find solutions that address those concerns,” she said. There are no restrictions in the Local Government Act on running for a seat in a municipality in which you do not live. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Charity’s woes mirror society’s It’s a sign of the times. The fact the Mustard Seed Street Church, which operates Greater Victoria’s largest food bank, recently took out a second mortgage on a piece of its property just to help pay the bills, is an indication that the financial balance may be as out of whack as the Occupy Victoria crowd says it is. The food bank division of the church is holding its own from a food donation perspective. But as food bank director Brent Palmer stated, you can’t fuel trucks with turnips. If the Mustard Seed doesn’t have enough money to pay its operating expenses, there won’t be a food bank left to provide the basic food necessities for those working families struggling to make ends meet. We’re getting close to the time when an increasing number of charities – all welldeserving – will be soliciting for donations. Such a scenario makes the Mustard Seed’s situation that much more difficult. Rather than imploring individuals to dig deeper to help out this cash-strapped charity, why not take an page out of Occupy’s book and ask profitable companies to help, out of compassion. There are many great corporate citizens operating in the Capital Region that make donations on a regular basis, some of which do so with little fanfare. Our hope is that companies continuing to thrive in recessionary times, such as the big banks, or a corporate entity looking at expansion plans, shift the focus from increasing its profitability for a moment and consider helping a critically needed charity make it through this rough financial period. The Mustard Seed receives no government grants, surviving almost solely on the generosity of donors, so taxpayers are not paying twice to help them operate. Helping feed people in our communities will no doubt provide payback for any successful company that chooses to step up to the plate in this situation. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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A long road to community living Some patients did go back My first glimpse of B.C.’s care to their families, with support system for developmentally disabled people was as a teen in the services. And today B.C. has a network of 700 group homes, early 1970s. essentially smaller institutions. My grandfather brought me to Their province-wide union contract his workplace, Tranquille “school.” was just renewed under The Kamloops institution the B.C. government’s that began life as a “net zero” wage mandate, tuberculosis sanitorium with an additional in 1907 was by then $18 million to enroll converted to warehouse a employees in dozens different group of society’s of contracted agencies outcasts. to a pension plan for Ambulatory inmatemunicipal employees. patients wearing Lobbying and locked-on football helmets court action have wandered the courtyard of a sprawling prisonTom Fletcher forced expansion of provincial services to hospital complex that B.C. Views those diagnosed with featured its own fire autism and fetal alcohol station. conditions. People with Down Tranquille would hit the syndrome and other disabilities headlines a decade later, when now live much longer, to the point human resources minister Grace where some develop dementia McCarthy announced she was as well. All this is on top of the enacting a plan, years in the many previously independent making, to close such places. Tranquille, with 323 inmate-patients seniors developing dementia and other disabling conditions at an and 675 staff, would be first. accelerating rate. A 1983 newspaper report Stephanie Cadieux, the latest captured the mood: “Mentally minister of what is now called retarded persons in institutions Social Development, has asked for must not be ‘dumped back on the a multi-ministry examination of doorstep of their natural families’ the adult care agency, Community when these institutions are closed, Living B.C. As CLBC’s budget rises the executive director of the past $710 million, there are services B.C. Association for the Mentally from the health and children and Retarded warned Monday.” The B.C. Government Employees’ families ministries going to disabled people as well. Union began an occupation of The political focus has been Tranquille buildings the next day, expelling managers. The sit-in lasted on CLBC’s closure of 65 group homes with only 200 residents, three weeks, joined by Tranquille’s and its push for adult adoptions 120 psychiatric nurses, before staff rather than institutions with shift agreed to work on the system that workers. This is true “community would replace it a year later.

living” that should be established where practical, with appropriate inspections. The NDP wants a moratorium on group home closures, even if they’re decrepit or mostly empty. It wants a backlog of 2,800 applications for new or increased service eliminated, apparently without any efficiency moves. It wants an “independent review” of CLBC followed by a fulltime independent advocate for developmentally disabled people. The NDP also wants independent advocates with office staff and investigative powers for seniors and forest workers. B.C.’s independent children’s advocate continues to pile up reports with questionable effect in another area of intractable and growing social problems. Cadieux says CLBC’s internal service quality advocate has a high success rate resolving family complaints. A toll-free line has been set up to direct service issues to a new client support group. On Friday, Cadieux announced that a bonus program for CLBC management has been terminated. “In a people-first organization like CLBC, an incentive plan based on targets and measures is, quite simply, not appropriate,” said a statement from the ministry. No targets or measures. As Premier Christy Clark was recently reminded on health care, even talk of defined cost control is too politically risky. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

‘Today B.C. has a network of 700 group homes.’


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Smart meter concerns being ignored So once again the B.C. government, this time led by Christy Clark, is ramming through an expensive program completely against the interests and the strong complaints of the tax-paying citizens. Without a doubt the smart meters are looking exactly the way they handled the HST farce under Gordon Campbell, who is now positioned comfortably and farremoved from the mess he left behind. Municipalities have indicated a strong support for a moratorium on the smart meters based on the concerns of the citizens, but as with the HST, the government is forcing the issue on us regardless. Does this smell exactly the way the HST fiasco did? You bet it does. Will their stubbornness come back to haunt them again, and possibly cause another referendum and cost us millions of dollars if it turns out that our concerns were wellfounded? There’s a good chance. Will the B.C. Liberals ever learn that we’re fed up with lying, conniving politicians who will not listen to those that pay their salaries, and that we’re not really as apathetic as they count on us being? I doubt it. I really hope that people shed their normal apathetic attitudes and stand up

Quite remarkably a Saanich councillor who recently spoke on local radio and was asked about the primary concern of Saanich voters suggested sidewalks was the dominating issue. One has to wonder what planet this councillor is living on. I have no doubt the current list of mayoralty and councillor probably share the same concern – sidewalks. I suggest we turf them all, and start over with a slate of progressive candidates who are far more concerned about Saanich taxpayers’ ability to maintain their residences, than building sidewalks. In fact I have not heard

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against another bullying tactic by the government that is undoubtedly going to cost us a lot of our tax dollars, again. Larry Zilinsky Saanich

be nice to know there is so much money in B.C.’s coffers that there’s no reason to be concerned. Lia Fraser Saanich

Expect to see health issues related to smart metering

Peak-hour billing appears to be the underlying goal

It is interesting that Premier Christy Clark and her colleagues have chosen to ignore the majority of B.C. municipalities that voted for a moratorium on the installation of smart meters. Perhaps they will pay more attention in the future when health-care costs begin to skyrocket. Wireless smart meters emit electromagnetic radiation and regardless of what B.C. Hydro and the B.C. government say, some people are going to be negatively affected by this radiation. And we won’t have to wait long for this to occur. B.C. doctors will begin to see a rise in patients exhibiting headaches, nausea, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, dementia, arthritis, heart disease, vision problems, miscarriages, DNA damage, anxiety – the list goes on. Perhaps the premier isn’t concerned about rising health-care costs. It must

Re: Debating smart meters (News, Oct. 7) I may have read Ms. Noble’s questions too quickly but the herd of elephants in the living room is peakhour pricing. There is no other reason that the expenditure of a billion dollars on smart meters is to help modernize the system without introducing huge rate increases for power used (say) between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Telling B.C. Hydro where and when there is an outage – sorry, that’s already being done. I, too, tried to get a straight answer from B.C. Hydro about their plans to introduce peak-hour rates and was also rebuffed. Years ago while visiting Phoenix, Ariz. I was told some electricity could not be used before 9 p.m. due to high peak-hour rates. We should have more examples of

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articles like this to tell people what to expect. I bet that within five years we will have peak-hour rates at perhaps double what we now pay for those hours. Talk to your elected official to see their stance on this issue. I feel that is far more important than the arguments about the exposure to small amounts of radiation. Glenn Church Saanich

walking infrastructure, graffiti, coexisting with deer

one single candidate make a comment regarding our taxes, or Saanich council’s continual approval of annual increased taxes. When will it end? I would like to make it perfectly clear to each candidate running for election in Saanich that if they do not support regionalization of police and fire services, leading to total amalgamation of the major municipalities at some point in the future, they will not be receiving a vote from my family. In fact, I think it rather unfortunate that, with the current issues going on in Esquimalt regarding their police services, it would only take a request to the province from Saanich council supporting regionalization of police services to make it happen. However, at least from

the mayoralty candidates’ perspective, all are on the “I’m okay” bandwagon. I suggest they are out of touch with Saanich voters on the whole matter of regionalization or amalgamation. It is quite clear that none of the current candidates are at all concerned with reducing spending, and therefore holding the line on taxes in the municipality. Now let’s get on with the debates. H.J. Rice Saanich

Graffiti is not high art, it’s still vandalism Re: Technology has become more important than art (Letters, Oct. 14. The writer makes some good points, but then he concludes

by saying he has “never valued graffiti as high art so much as right now” because graffiti will never be digitalized. I think someone needs to remind him that graffiti sprayed on public and private property is pure vandalism and that it should be our societal objective to eliminate this terrible behaviour. John Schmuck Saanich President, Quadra/Cedar Hill Community Association

Learn to live with the locals – namely deer The letter on Oct. 19 (Deer destroy gardens, peaceful way of life) was written by someone whose greenhorn status as a Victoria resident appears to be at odds with her green thumb.

I am sorry to hear your squash bounty was devoured by the native “rampaging, destructive, beautiful Bambis,” as I sympathize for someone who shares my parents’ passion for growing their own food. But, like my parents, I doubt you will make the same mistake twice. The deer with which we share our community can quite effectively and economically be kept out of backyard gardens with some clever fencing ingenuity. Please remember that you just moved into the territory where these deer have been enjoying a “peaceful way of living” for thousands of years. If you cannot learn to coexist with the locals perhaps you could try living somewhere else. James Rogers Saanich


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As the Saanich Junior Braves step on the ice this Friday night, WHAT: Pink in the Rink fundraiser in don’t be surprised to see a little support of breast cancer research and extra zip in their stride, backed by programs. a sea of swirling pink towels. WHO: Saanich Junior Braves Dressed in their special pink WHEN: Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. jerseys, with a large, loud crowd WHERE: Pearkes Rec Centre, Gold Rink cheering them on, the push to win is just a little more intense, says Alternate Captain Nick Vanstone. “I don’t believe there isn’t anyone who hasn’t been “It’s awesome,” he says. “You go out there and the touched by cancer.” pink uniforms are in the room before the game, the As they did last year, Saanich will face off against fans are cheering...You really have a responsibility local rivals the Victoria Cougars, with the two capto win the game. Because it’s for breast cancer, you tains meeting at centre ice as a representative from really want that extra jump in your play.” the local breast cancer organization drops the cerThe fourth annual Pink in the Rink fundraising emonial puck. Having a local team helps ensure a night for breast cancer will feature a post-game full house, with fans from both sides able to bid auction of the Junior Braves’ pink game jerseys, on a variety of donated silent auction items and supplied by Elite Sportswear, pink fan towels, vie for a 50/50 prize, half of which will also go sponsored by Peninsula Co-op, prizes, silent auc- to breast cancer support and research. After the tion items and breast cancer information, all com- game, players will visit the Pearkes lobby to sign bining for a great evening, says Junior Braves GM autographs. and co-owner Norm Kelly. “It’s an honour to play for Pink in the Rink,” says The initiative, a way to raise both money and Braves Captain Ty Jones. “Everyone knows someawareness for breast cancer, reaches back four one who has been affected by cancer in some way. years. The Island Breast Strokers dragonboat team Our hope is to raise money for breast cancer and of breast cancer survivors looked after the Junior we are proud to wear pink in support.” Braves’ concession at the time For the Braves players, the and they approached Kelly and evening is just part of the comco-owner Ed Geric about hostmunity initiatives that are a big ing a special event at the rink. part of the junior hockey exBringing in $3,000 that first perience. “I think it shows the year, Pink in the Rink has since kids it’s not just about the win, become an annual event and it’s also about coming together a highlight of the Braves’ fall for cancer,” Vanstone says. schedule. And remember, all children “It was such a big hit that wearing their minor hockey first year we decided to conjersey – from any association – tinue,” Kelly says, noting that get into the game free!

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

After playing for the Detroit Jr. Red Wings in the OntarThe Saanich Junior io Hockey League, Braves have a familCook moved to the iar face on the bench BCHL’s Vernon Vithis season as the club pers, where he was welcomes back Brad a BCHL All Star Cook as head coach. and as Vipers capWhile Cook took tain, led the team time away from Saanto the 1996 Royal ich last season to asBank Cup. Twelve sist on the bench with years of hockey folthe Victoria Grizzlies lowed, with VictoriJunior A squad, he ans meeting him as looks forward to bepart of the Victoria ing back leading the Braves, a perfect fit Saanich Braves head Salmon Kings ECHL team in 2005. for the married father coach Brad Cook. As someone who of two daughters and head instructor at Spectrum Hockey has been teaching since he was a junior player himself, that side of the Academy. Says Braves GM and co-owner job comes naturally. “I do enjoy developing players for Norm Kelly, “(Cook’s) life is hockey. He teaches at Spectrum and he the next level,” he says. Recalling his own commitment played pro hockey. He demands respect from the players and they give to hockey made as a teenager, he remembers his father’s question: “Do it to him.” In addition, Cook’s connections you want to be a hockey player or do at the upper levels of the sport are you want to play hockey?” That message is one he also iminvaluable in helping move Braves players onto Junior A, NCAA and parts to his own players who are beyond, a focus supported by all hoping to move ahead in their camembers of the Saanich Junior reers. Success doesn’t come without Braves staff. “We want to get guys hard work and sacrifice: “You’ve got onto the next level – that’s our fo- to want to be a hockey player. “I always had to work really hard cus,” Kelly says. Growing up in Detroit, Cook rose for what I got and I also took a lot of through the ranks of minor hockey, pride in being the consummate proand with his team would win two fessional on and off the ice.” He also credits outstanding U.S. National Championships.

Junior Brave and WHL player. Events like this weekend’s Pink in the Rink are terrific for bringing the team together, and part of developing people as well as players. “We’re doing it for a good cause and I think they get that – you give back to the community,” Cook says. As a player, “my favourite thing was the children’s hospital,” he recalls. “These kids who are stuck there for months on end...to leave with them smiling and laughing – you can’t put a price on that. I try to instill that in my players now.”

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Creating an All Star logo When the Saanich Braves welcome hockey fans from across the Island for the 2012 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s All Star Game, they’ll be showcasing more than the city’s athletic talents. The artistic work of Victoria’s Lucas Bell will also be front and centre. Bell, currently studying at the Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver, has created this year’s logo for the Braves. “The design incorporates elements of First Nations art, and both the Saanich Braves logo and the VIJHL logo. (Saanich colours and feathers on the left, and the VIJHL hockey stick and half maple leaf on the right). The seven stars on the top are for the seven VIJHL teams,” explains Bell, a former Saanich

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Hot ticket: A Candlelight Christmas with Ken Lavigne, Royal Theatre, Dec. 5

The Victoria-raised, internationally acclaimed tenor performs his annual holiday-themed concert. Tickets start at $32.50, available at the Royal or McPherson box offices or at www.rmts.bc.ca.

Queen’s writer of music comes to Victoria Sam Van Schie

what we’d get.” The sheet music for a 15-minute composition called Stormwatch, The man who writes music for Stormfall arrived last spring, with the Queen of England will make a comment from Davies explainhis first trip to Victoria to see a ing it was inspired by the unusulocal ensemble première a compo- ally strong winter storms that had blown amid his remote home in sition he wrote for them. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland. whose duties as the MasThe three musiter of the Queen’s Music cians it was written for recently included writ– Darnell Linwood on ing a symphony for the French horn, violinist Queen’s Diamond JubiJohn Lowry and pianist lee celebrating Queen Miranda Wong – spent Elizabeth II’s 60th year their summer piecing on the throne – was together how the music commissioned by Victowas meant to sound. ria’s Aventa Ensemble to “It’s never been write a piece for its horn recorded, so we have trio. Sir Peter Aventa artistic direc- Maxwell Davies nothing to work off,” Darnell said. “It’s like tor and conductor Bill putting together a Linwood waited six years for the music to be written. In that puzzle and hoping you have the time he never actually spoke to Sir pieces right.” The trio will perform the piece Davies directly. “We agreed (through Davies’ for Davies a few days before its agents) on the instrumentation public debut. “He might tell us to bring out cerwe wanted, and from there he was given carte blanche,” Linwood tain parts, play something louder explained. “We really had no idea or softer, or breathe at a different

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The Aventa Ensemble’s horn trio will play the premiere of a composition by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen’s Music, in a free concert at UVic on Nov. 1. File photo

spot – it’s not likely we’ve been playing it exactly right, but I’m hoping we’re close,” Darnell said. “It’s nerve-wracking. You want him to be proud of what we’ve done with his music.” The world première of Stormwatch, Stormfall is set for Nov. 1, 8 p.m., at University of Victoria’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall in the MacLaurin Building. Entrance to the concert is free. There will also be a pre-concert talk 45 minutes

before the show. Additionally, Davies will speak on his life and work on Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., in UVic’s Bob Wright Centre in the Sciences building, an event arranged by music professor Christopher Butterfield, who saw Davies speak in England many years back. “He’s very personable and entertaining, and he’s had a long and productive career,” Butterfield said. “When I’d heard he’d be in

Victoria, I just thought it would be a shame not to have him speak.” The 77-year-old composer has written music for operas, ballets and musical theatre. He’s composed eight symphonies, 14 concertos and several orchestral works. Widely recognized as one of the best living composers, Davies was knighted in 1987 and took his position in the Royal Household in 2004. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Tutu, two dresses in one Pamela Martin of Éla design shows off her custom-designed tutus during the Esquimalt Harvest of the Arts event Sunday at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Two of her dresses have been made specifically for the performance of Peter and the Wolf, coming up on Nov. 5 at Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra St.

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Explore art and language at an installation of pieces by Vancouver artist Alison MacTaggart. The work offers her perspective on inventors’ and artists’ quests to devise solutions to problems, as well as come up with new ideas. Promising Objects, which runs Oct. 28 to Jan. 15 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, bridges the disciplines of sculpting, drawing and writing. An opening reception and artist talk takes place tomorrow (Oct. 27) at 7:30 p.m. in the LAB Gallery at the main art gallery, 1040 Moss St.

Blues music on tap for all-night fundraiser

Eight hours of music by eight local blues band are on order for the Victoria Blues Society’s annual fundraiser, Bluestravaganza. Music runs from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 5. The participating bands are Islander, the Dr. Bones Blues Project, Harris Gilmore and the Mojos, Davelectro and the G-Men, the Deb Rhymer Band, Slim and the Deuces, the Bill Johnson Blues Band and McKinley Wolf. The event happens at the Upper Deck Bar and Grill, 229 Gorge Rd. East, and also features a silent auction.

Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information, go to victoriabluessociety.ca.

Medicine-inspired exhibit showing at Open Space

Topics from addiction to the way artificial light affects people’s circadian rhythms are on display in an upcoming festival. Off Label is a week of gallery exhibitions at Open Space, 510 Fort St., and at the University of Victoria’s David Strong building. Off Label is a term for using medicine illicitly to derive new forms of treatment. The festival starts today (Oct. 26) and ends Nov. 2. The exhibits show at Open Space and talks are at UVic. For a complete schedule on displays, visit www.digitalartweeks. ethz.ch.

Clarification

In the article “Theatre staging drives social change: author” (Arts, Oct. 21), a quote that ended with, “But you can never take away their story,” was incorrectly attributed to University of Victoria instructor Will Weigler. The statement was actually a paraphrase of a comment made by Virginia-based Roadside Theatre playwright and actor Ron Short. editor@oakbaynews.com


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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 61 (GREATER VICTORIA) NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING NOTICE OF ADVANCE AND VOTING DAY OPPORTUNITIES PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) that an Election by Voting is necessary to elect, for a three (3) year-term commencing December, 2011 terminating after the election held in 2014 in accordance with the legislation in the Local government Act (2014), to fill the offices of Trustee on the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) and that the persons nominated as candidates at the Election by Voting, and for whom the votes will be received are listed below: SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEES – NINE TO BE ELECTED: Surname ALPHA BRATZER FERRIS HOLLAND HORSMAN LEONARD LORING-KUHANGA McEVOY McNALLY NOHR ORCHERTON PAYNTER PITRE RAND STERN YOUNG

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Specialized helicopter creates stir in Esquimalt Erin McCracken News staff

It looked like an enormous praying mantis hovered in the skies over CFB Esquimalt on Sunday. The unusual sight, an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter, made short work of lifting eight heating and ventilation units, each weighing between 2,300 and 5,500 kilograms, onto the roof of the fleet maintenance facility at the naval dockyard. The chopper, which normally hauls felled logs, cost about $75,000 for the day, and brought out several onand off-duty personnel with Defence Construction Canada, which is the contract agent on the project. “It’s just one of the things that had to be installed before we could move in,” said John Laverdière, who is overseeing the project for Department of National Defence. The work marked another step towards the eventual completion of a five-phase $607-million project to consolidate fleet maintenance

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Robyn Fraser, Carlene Fanthorpe and Sean Harrington, all members of Esquimalt High school’s curling academy, watch a promotional video during the press conference for the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship held at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Curling, and the kids World Men’s curling could bump Royals’ playoff dates Travis Paterson News staff

When the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria was announced last week, a new generation of curlers was there for the historic occasion. Two dozen members of the Esquimalt High curling academy, a program born from the Victoria Curling Foundation legacy of the 2005 World Men’s championship, attended the press conference in the restaurant at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Executive board member Graham Prouse of the World Curling Federation made the announcement for the 12-team event, which will run March 30 to April 7 in 2013. Esquimalt Grade 12 students Robyn Fraser, Carlene Fanthorpe and Sean Harrington did not get to any matches in 2005 but all hope to attend the competition in 2013 World Men’s. “It’s really exciting, just the chance to see worldclass curlers here in town,” Fraser said. A longtime curler, Fraser was among the spectators at the Scotties in 2009 in Victoria. This year she supported Fanthorpe’s decision to join the curling academy though the latter had no previous experience with the sport. “It’s been really welcoming and fun. I’m not sure if I’d be playing otherwise,” said Fanthorpe of the academy. The same goes for Harrington. A regular on the school’s wrestling and soccer teams, Harrington will learn curling in his final year. The academy practices three times per week and most members will play in the Optimist Club’s high school curling league this winter. “There could be five Esquimalt teams playing in the high school league this winter, I’m looking forward to it,” Harrington said.

Royal regards Dave Dakers, president of RG Properties sports and entertainment division, which operates SaveOn-Foods Memorial Centre, is excited about the return of the world men’s curling championship. However, the tournament does pose a potential problem for the WHL’s Victoria Royals, the rink’s main tenant. “The Royals will hopefully be in a playoff run at that time but (that would be) a problem we’d love to have,” Dakers said. “If we have to play at Bear Mountain (Arena) or elsewhere, that’s fine by me.” sports@vicnews.com

Saanich’s Wade Murphy part of Grizzlies offensive explosion Travis Paterson News staff

The thing scouts will tell you about Wade Murphy is he’s still growing. Not just his physical size, but his game as well. With that in mind, the Victoria Grizzlies forward is content to play this season and next in the B.C. Hockey League before joining Merrimack College in Massachusetts for 2013. “I’m OK with it. There’s things in my game that need work, (such as) my defensive zone and physical play,” Murphy said. Murphy’s commitment to Merrimack came just last week, with a “full-ride” scholarship on the table. He turned away offers from other schools, including Penn State. Thing is, the upside is starting to look way up for the latebloomer out of the Spectrum Hockey Academy and junior B Saanich Braves. “I remember first seeing Murphy as a 14-year-old. He was small, but you could already see he was a smart player and a great passer,” said Grizzlies assistant coach and general manager Vic Gervais. “He plays smart in all three zones and is doing a good job on the wall.” As of Monday, Murphy was

leading the Grizzlies’ resurrection (6-6) after the team went winless in the first five games of the season. He’s on pace for 144 points with 10 goals and 24 points in his first 11 games. It’s already eight more points than Murphy scored in 56 games last season. Add to that Murphy is now 6-foot, 180 lbs., and just turned 18 on Saturday – the same day as the team’s 7-5 win over the Chilliwack Chiefs, in which Murphy recorded three assists for the second-straight game.

“We were starting to wonder whether (Murphy) was going to produce and now he’s dominating the league...” – Vic Gervais “It’s Tyler Bozak-type numbers, three and four points a game,” Gervais said, referring to the 128 points scored by the current Toronto Maple Leafs centre when he was with the Grizzlies in 2006-07. Gervais was at the helm as general manager in 2009-10 when Murphy regularly practised with the Grizzlies in the afternoon before crossing town to suit up for the Saanich Braves at night. Since that time the Grizzlies have moved a lot of players in and out but Murphy was

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Football Rams host New West at RAP

The Mount Douglas Rams senior football team to looks to regain its winning form this Friday when the New Westminster Hyacks visit Royal Athletic Park. Kick off is 3:30 p.m. with the junior teams playing at 1 p.m. The Rams are recovering from a huge game, having lost to the Vancouver College Fighting Irish 24-19 in Vancouver on Saturday. Quarterback Jordan Deverill threw 15 passes for 232 yards and a 22-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Young. Terrell Davis scored a 90-yard kickoff

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Wade Murphy is the latest Victoria Grizzlies player to sign an NCAA scholarship, having received a full ride to Merrimack College in Massachusetts, beginning 2013. never on the block, Gervais said. “Here’s a prime example of why you don’t trade a guy like that. We always knew (Murphy) had it in him (to score points),” Gervais said. “We were starting to wonder whether he was going to produce and now he’s dominating the league on a line with (Wes) Myron and (Jarryd) Ten Vaanholt. They’re big and they’re tough to handle.” Murphy joins Grizzlies blueliner Nolan de Jong as the most recent players from Spectrum’s academy to sign NCAA deals. In September, the 16-year-old de Jong committed to Cornell University for 2014. Fellow Grizzlies player Braxton Bilous is also committed to Merrimack for

return for the Rams’ only other touchdown. Earlier in the week the junior Rams showed another glimpse of the Rams’ promising future by knocking off the junior Fighting Irish 34-6. Prior to playing the Fighting Irish the senior Rams were ranked 11th in the country by Canada Football Chat.

Hockey season ends for Vikes women

The UVic Vikes women’s field hockey season closed with a 2-2 tie against the Calgary Dinos on Sunday. The Dinos will host the CIS National Championships while the young Vikes squad finished with a 2-8-2 record.

2013. Murphy and Myron have played together since their days as minor hockey players and most recently in major midget with the 2008-09 South Island Thunderbirds. It’s only a matter of time before Myron is the next Grizzly to sign an NCAA deal, added the coach. “Myron’s flying around this week to St. Cloud, Boston and North Hampshire universities.”

Next in line Saanich Braves rookie Shawn McBride is only 16 years old but has 10 points in his first 12 games and is one to watch, Gervais said. sports@vicnews.com

Vikes Marisa Davidson and Sam Purcell scored in Sunday’s tie, while Courtney Low and Whitney Siegmann scored in the Vikes’ 6-2 loss to Calgary on Saturday. Meanwhile, coaches voted Victoria product Robyn Pendleton as the 2011 Canada West field hockey MVP. The fourth-year kinesiology student was second in Canada West soring with six goals, which helped the UBC Thunderbirds to first place, a ninth straight conference title and a spot at next month’s nationals in Calgary. UVic and national team player Kaitlyn Williams was named Canada West goalkeeper of the year. Williams split the fall between the two teams and was in net for Robyn Pendleton both of UVic’s wins.


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Glacier Kings ice Cougars streak

Last week (Oct. 20), the Comox Valley Glacier Kings defeated the Victoria Cougars 5-3 at Archie Browning Sports Centre, ending a Cougars’ point streak that spanned 42 days. Since opening the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with a 9-0 win over the Oceanside Generals on Sept. 8, the Cougars won 11 of 12 games in regulation, piling up 23 of a possible 24 points. It didn’t take long for the Cougars (12-1-1) to reciprocate, as they came right back with a 2-1 win over the Glacier Kings (10-2-1) in Comox the next night (Oct. 21). Junior B rivals collide at Archie Browning arena

Sports stats Curling Results from Petersen Tax 55+ Open Bonspiel, Oct. 17-19, hosted by Esquimalt Curling Club at Archie Browning Sports Centre A Event: 1st: Stuart Roche, Wayne Silver, George Marcyniuk, John Fraser; Esquimalt CC 2nd: Ron Danderfer, Paul Malnarich, Bob Tompson, Pat Tompson; Esquimalt CC 3rd: Bruce Joanisse, Al Orton, Gord Barefoot, Doug Robertson; Victoria CC

tomorrow night (Oct. 27, starting at 7:15 p.m.) as the Saanich Braves visit the Cougars. It’s the first of a home-and-home series between the two teams that finishes at Pearkes arena, 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Friday’s game is the Braves’ annual “Pink in the Rink” breast cancer fundraiser.

Grizzlies growl on junior-A circuit

Call it a slow awakening from the offseason slumber. But the Victoria Grizzlies are now wide awake. After losing the first five games of the season, the red hot Grizzlies (6-6) turned things around with six wins in their last seven games. The Cowichan Capitals visit the Grizzlies tonight (Oct. 26) at Bear Mountain Arena, faceoff at 7:15 p.m. The Grizzlies won a 7-5 barnburner over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday and a topped the Langley River-

4th: James Turner, Winston Court, Glen Eddy, Randy McLeod; Duncan CC B Event 1st: Lawrence Woytowich, Wayne Scott, Paul Addison, Frank Nash; Glen Meadows CC 2nd: John Taparowski, Allan Carter, Tom Goodchild, Irv Lund; Esquimalt CC 3rd: Cliff Merriam, Dick McCarthy, Jim Bowdige, Bill Kohlman; Kerry Park CC 4th: Tom Matheson, David Lloyd, Stephen Willes, Dennis Searle; Duncan CC C Event: 1st: Georges Bombezin, Bud Harbidge, Stelio Tedesco, Dave Smith; Esquimalt CC 2nd: Tom Melnyk, John Errington, Denis Erickson, Larry Vantreight; Victoria CC 3rd: Dave Davies, Ken O’Connor, Harry Drage, Bob McKie; Esquimalt CC

men 7-1 on Thursday. Wes Myron recorded a hat trick against the Rivermen and Mike Moran recorded a hat trick against the Chiefs.

Chargers swing to fourth at nats

The Camosun Chargers’ men’s golf team just missed a medal, finishing fourth at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s National Golf Championships. Rodd Brudenell River Golf Course hosted the three-day event, which ran Oct. 19 to 22 in Roseneath, P.E.I. It was the last chance at nationals for fifth-year players Phil Kondrak, Jordan Krulicki and Kevin Walz, who were joined by third-year Justin Deol and second-year Jared Hundza. Toronto’s Humber College won the tourney with a total of 587 shots. The Chargers (613) tied for third with University of the Fraser Valley but lost in a tiebreaker. Walz led the Chargers with

4th: Lyle Sheepwash, Al Brown, Ray Holman, Ray Nutenson; Kerry Park CC

Hockey B.C. Hockey League standings Coastal Conf. GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Surrey 12 7 3 0 2 16 36 32 Pow. River 13 7 5 1 0 15 40 32 Cowichan 11 6 4 1 0 13 39 34 Victoria 12 6 6 0 0 12 53 54 Alberni 11 5 5 1 0 11 39 39 Coquitlam 11 5 5 1 0 11 38 42 Nanaimo 11 4 4 0 3 11 42 40 Langley 12 5 7 0 0 10 28 42

a 150 total, shooting 75 on both days. Hundza (Pacific Christian) and Kondrak (St. Andrews) each shot 156 while Krulicki (Red Deer) was one stroke over par at 157. The Chargers won the eight-team PacWest golf title earlier this year, four strokes ahead of Fraser Valley.

Atom Ice Hawks bury Sno-Kings in Seattle

The Victoria Ice Hawks atom A rep hockey team returned triumphant from Seattle last weekend, having won the atom-aged (9-10) Ice Breaker Tournament. The Ice Hawks beat the West Vancouver Thunder 7-3 in the final. In pool play the Ice Hawks defeated West Vancouver 5-2, Cloverdale 3-2 and the Seattle Admirals 11-0, then buried the Seattle Sno-Kings 5-3 in the semifinals. Including league and tournament games, the Ice Hawks’ record is 12-1-1.

Victoria Hockey League standings League GP W L OL Pts GF GA Stingers 8 8 0 0 16 51 24 Knights 8 5 2 1 11 35 28 Lions 7 4 2 1 9 27 24 Sharks 6 4 2 0 8 23 15 Stars 7 4 3 0 8 29 24 Tritons 9 3 6 0 6 20 33 Rangers 7 0 6 1 1 11 28 Brewers 8 0 7 1 1 16 36 V. I. Junior Hockey League standings South Div. GP W L OL Pts GF GA Victoria 14 12 1 1 25 65 31 Kerry Park 14 7 7 0 14 53 61 Peninsula 13 6 6 1 13 54 58 Saanich 13 4 6 3 11 53 60

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EDUCATION/TUTORING IN-HOME TUTORING All Grades, All Subjects. Tutor Doctor. 250-386-9333

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APARTMENT/CONDO

SUITES, LOWER

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.

TRIANGLE MTN., lge furn’d 1 bdrm, laundry, brand new S/S appl’s, all inclusive, N/S, N/P, $950, (Immed). 250-474-6469

SEARS CRAFTSMAN 10” table saw with stand, $85. Call 250-656-1497.

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

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

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

PETS LOST MALE tabby w/white bib & paws. Reward $250. If found please call 778-4406220.

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

UNDER $100 LADY’S RALEIGH bike, $40. 250-721-4696.

UNDER $200 3 PET carriers, $100. 1 window, $100. 2 heavy duty stools, $45. (250)888-5901.

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 875 North Park St. Saturday Oct. 29. Treasure sale- 9am1pm. Bake Sale- 9:00 am.

GORDON HEAD Recreations Kids Humongous Garage Sale. Over 20 tables of children’s clothes, games, books, toys, sports equipment and more! cost: FREE! Sunday, Oct 23 9am-12noon at the Gordon Head Middle School 1671 Kenmore Rd

ROUND OAK dining table with leaf and 4 chairs, good cond, $99. Call 250-383-7110.

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE CHEMAINUS MURAL Tour business. Includes all equipment and horses. Storage and horse boarding available to correct buyer. $35,000. Call (250)246-5055.

FREE: HIDE-a-bed sofa with a good mattress & upholstered reclining chair. 250-383-7110. FREE QUEEN box spring, exc cond., single size mattress, good cond. 250-478-7676.

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RENTALS

OLD SILVER Plated tea set. Sacrifice, $40. Call (250)2941674.

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

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

REAL ESTATE

LEGAL SERVICES

FEED & HAY

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-6874680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org (audio available). Lawyer referral service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919.

PETS

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PERSONAL SERVICES

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 OIL electric heaters (digital), $45 ea, near new. Call 250381-4180. ASPARAGUS POT, soup pot, $20 ea. new. (250)595-5734. CHANDLER 3 lights, Nurano glass, $85. (250)721-9271. CHRISTMAS Ornaments, 20 various $.50 ea. Solid wooden pew $35. 250-652-2012. FERTILIZER SPREADER, brand new $35. 250-721-4696. FIGURINE, TORZELLAN (boy & lamb) $50. Glass: 76”x46” & 64”x26” $49. 250-508-9008. GOALIE EQUIPMENT- helmet, glove, blocker, pads 24”, $95. (250)478-5205. LARGE LITTLE Tykes Table 2 chairs, $45. Fish Tank, 10g+ more. $49. 250-544-4322. LOVESEAT, $40. 3 occasional chairs (2 blue, 1 brown) $20/each. (250)478-6760. NEW DENIM CAFTAN, Yoke embroidery, M/L. Paid $39.95. Asking $25. 250-383-4578. OAK FRENCH artists easel with bench and tray attached, $99. Call 250-370-2905. VIKING RADIO- 1940’s. $99 obo. 250-477-8753.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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

FURNITURE DINING ROOM suite, teak oval table, 6 chairs + sideboard & glass hutch, exc cond, $395 obo. Call 250-721-4696.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COURTENAY - For sale or Lease 1.77 Acres - Prime Commercial Across from Costco. Serviced. 778.918.7566

SOOKE BASIN waterfront. 2 bdrm condo, recently renovated. In quiet neighbourhood. $900. N/S, pets ok. Call 250516-1408.

HOMES WANTED

COTTAGES

WE BUY HOUSES

SAANICHTON SMALL 1 bdrm cottage. References req’d. $750 inclusive. No pets. Avail immed. 250-652-3345.

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MORTGAGES

BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25 x 40 x 12 $7350. 30 x 60 x 15 $12,700. 35 x 70 x 16 $15,990. 40 x 80 x 16 $20,990. 47 x 100 x 18 $25,800. 60 x 140 x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. DO-IT YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FURNITURE & MATTRESS Sale! Mattresses from $99., Q/S Box, Mattress Sets $199., No HST on Tools & Hdwe! BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Yamaha Organ Model B75N with instructions Cost $5000 asking $350 250-727-0819

SPORTING GOODS POWER TEK Gym w/weights, dumb bells, mats & accessories, $2000. (250)888-5901.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY. 2-bdrm (Lrg master), 1400sq.ft. 2 bath, updated. f/p, patio, laundry, garage. $1495. (250)656-8912, (250)744-8967

APARTMENTS FURNISHED MacKENZIE/ QUADRA. Studio/ 1 bdrm condo, resort style. Includes indoor pool, hot tub, gym, billiards/games. New carpet/ furniture. 1/2 block bus/ Airporter/ mall. On route UVic/ Uptown Centre/ DND. $925. (250)380-2737. SIDNEY: DELIGHTFUL Garden suite, furnished. Walk to work, amenities & ocean. NS/NP. $850. (250)656-9194.

OTHER AREAS

HOMES FOR RENT

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GORGE/TILLICUM Mature area, cls to shops/SilverCity, clean, 1700 sqft. 4 Br, 2Ba, fnced, 1 yr lease, may offer rent-to-own. Potential for suite. Good refs a must! N/S/N/P/no parties. $2200 utils. Avail now. Craig: 250-891-3437, reeder@reeder.ca

RENTALS

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

APARTMENT/CONDO 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. FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large bach, $665/mo. Avail Nov. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing. HILLSIDE- THE Pearl; 2 bdrm condo, 6 appls, parking, storage. NS/NP. $1250/mo. Call (250)652-6729. ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $860/mo. Avail immed. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY. 3-BDRM. F/P, D/W, W/D. Newly reno’d, close to downtown. N/S. $1500.+ utils. 1 yr lease. (250)479-7807.

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BEATERS UNDER $1000

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COLWOOD: UTILS incl. Furn, on bus route, walking distance to beach & Royal Roads. NS, pets neg. $550. 250-889-4499. GOLDSTREAM, (SINGLE) 1400sq ft, furn., deck & yard, lndry, hi-def TV, own bath. $650 inclusive. (250)884-0091

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

CARS 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.

CENTRAL SAANICH: 2 bdrm, util’s incld’d, W/D, NS/NP. Parking, $1100 + internet. Avail Nov. 1. (250)652-2696.

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

For scrap vehicle

C. SAANICH, 1 bdrm bsmt, all utils incl, priv ent, shared W/D, N/S, N/P, $750 mo, avail immed, call 250-213-8852. LANGFORD 2-BDRM groundlevel, private patio, 5 appls, parking. NS/NP, $1050. inclds utils. 250-634-3212. SIDNEY- 1 BDRM + studio. Indoor cat OK. Sep entrance, N/S. $800. (250)812-4154. SIDNEY, 2 bdrm, 5 appls, prkg, storage, priv ent, sea view, N/S, N/P, $1200 utils incl’d, (Immed), 250-656-6442 SIDNEY 2BDRM bsmt, private entrance, NS/NP, refs req’d $850/mo.+utils. 250-514-9618. SIDNEY- LRG 1 bdrm bsmt suite, living & bonus rm, own laundry, shared utils. N/S pets? $800. (250)656-4584, 250-886-9411.

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MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

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

ELECTRICAL

WES OBORNE CARPENTRY Great quality with references to match. Wes (250) 480-8189

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. ELECTRICAL Contractor for Hire. Installations, repairs. $40/hr. Bonded, Licensed, Insured. (250)590-0952. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858. RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. www.raintek.ca 250-896-3478.

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250-477-4601

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.

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 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 AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

- Lawn mowing - Hedge trimming - Garden clean up - Leaf Clean up - Power washing - Gutter Cleaning - Aerating - Irrigation Maint.

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Complete Garden & Arborist Services. Lawns, hedges. Insured. Free est. 250-818-0587 PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

.... THE GARDENING GAL .... Quality Affordable Gardening. Renovations Maintenance & Cleanups.... 250.217.7708.

BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. RENO MEN. Ref’s. Senior’s Discount. BBB. Free Estimates. Call 250-885-9487. Photos: happyhandyman.co

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

MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278. SENIOR HANDYMAN Household repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

GARDENING

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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.

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. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTER PAUL. What your house needs now is love sweet love. Reno’s, repairs, renew. 250-896-4439. Ref’s. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278. MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

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

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ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923. www.four12roofing.com

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. shorelineroofing@shaw.ca

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

✭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.

PRESSURE WASHING

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.

PAINTING

ABOVE THE rest. 30yrs Exp. All trades, tooled, capable. Mick the Creative Handyman 250-886-7525 AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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IRRIGATION Winterization Special! $59.95 Oak Bay Irrigation & Landscape Lighting. (778)440-1883.

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 www.cbsmasonry.com

Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

STEVE’S GARDENING. Fall Clean-ups. Mowing, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Reliable. Good rates. Call 250-383-8167.

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250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specialize; tree pruning, hedges, tree & stump removal, fall clean-up, hauling, power washing. 23yrs exp. WCB. AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 COMPLETE PROPERTY maintenance programs. Monthly, weekly visits. Yard Cleanup pros. (250)885-8513. DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141.

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

FENCING AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.

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LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. NORM’S PAINTING. Quality work. Reasonable, Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347 OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

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

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

TELEPHONE SERVICES A PHONE Disconnected? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046 TILES, GRANITE & glass blocks. (250)384-1132 or (250)213-9962.

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

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.

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

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

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

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Planting a seed for a cash-strapped charity Oak Bay women rally behind charity by launching online donation service Sam Van Schie News staff

Dropping off a box of toys at the Mustard Seed food bank last winter, Shannon Phillips realized her small gesture could go a long way to brighten the day for members of struggling families. “The first time I went there it was raining and I saw a woman, pregnant and pushing a stroller, trying to balance the food she’d picked up,” recalled Phillips, an Oak Bay mother of two. “I just felt like I could do more for people like her.” Phillips went through her home looking for more items to donate and asked some of her friends to do the same. She also contacted doctors’ offices, asking them to donate infant formula samples nearing expiry. These days, she drives around picking up donations once a month to deliver to the Mustard Seed. “I always have a full trunk and the seats folded down to fit everything,” said Phillips, who has taken a shine to being called the “Seed lady.” She’s set up fundraisers benefiting the food bank, including a recent pub

night at the Penny Farthing where she collected donations of school supplies. Now she’s looking for women to join her efforts. She’s in the process of developing a website with friend Meghan Bowes to reach potential organizers and donors for future events. The Seed ladies, as they call themselves, aren’t limiting themselves to supporting the Mustard Seed. They’re also collecting donations for Christmas hampers, and plan to hold a soup night at London Chef, both to raise funds for the Victoria Women’s Transition House. “We’re very grassroots and just willing to try whatever ideas come to us,” Phillips said. “We want to make giving to charity easy and fun and social.” To get involved, email seedladies@ gmail.com. editor@saanichnews.com

Stay-at-home Oak Bay moms Meghan Bowes, left, and Shannon Phillips hold some of the donations they’ve collected for the Mustard Seed food bank at the charity’s warehouse on Queens Avenue. The duo, who started Seedladies.com, hold fundraisers year-round to gather toys, food and gently used items for regular delivery to the Mustard Seed.

Did you know? While the Mustard Seed primarily distributes food, it also accepts: ■ Clothing for all ages ■ Toys, car seats and learning supplies ■ Household goods ■ Cash, including automatic monthly donations charged to credit cards ■ Volunteers to help with daily operations

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