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A new byzantine archives library in Saanich turned out to be far from complicated as council gave its approval last week to an expansion at the Greek Community Centre. The new library will also include more office and storage space, as well as a new kitchen and bar area. Coun. Vic Derman called the proposal, which puts much of the expansion underground, “an imaginative approach … that gets rid of a dated asphalt driveway.”
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t 21-years-old and 130 pounds, Mila Puharich knows she faces a few hurdles working as a steel fitter. “There are challenges, but they are more about showing you’re confident enough,” she said. “You have to be able to prove you’re able to do the job (but) you have to do that in every job, no matter what gender you are.” Since entering Camosun College’s Women in Trades Exploration program last year and completing her Level C welding training in March, Puharich heard a range of typical concerns from her female friends: “Isn’t it a man’s trade? How are you going to survive? Aren’t they going to push you around?” She’s now an apprentice, and the only woman, in large scale repair at Victoria Shipyards. Times are changing and there are more opportunities for women because of programs such as Women in Trades, which starts its next set of classes Oct. 3 at Camosun Interurban. But for Puharich, a career in trades is following in her family’s footsteps. “I don’t think I’m trades-minded, I just think we’re hands on people,” Puharich added. Her grandfather was a welder, her father was an aircraft maintenance engineer, her sister is a carpenter and her mother was a former small engine mechanic – who also built the family home. “It’s a hard go for women in industry, in any non-traditional occupation. I’ve found that myself,” said Puharich’s mom, Val Aloian. “It was hard to get anywhere in those days, and now there’s a lot more support.” The 62-year-old, also a former professor of criminology, said her daughters’ interest in the trades was most likely to do with the availability of tools and workspaces around their household. “I guess it’s just an environment with lots of tools and lots of opportunity to use the tools,” Aloian said. “Even if you can’t do it well, you can still produce something. That was the environment the kids grew up in.” Of the 14 students in last year’s program, six have moved on to other trades programs. The exploration program, aimed at helping unemployed or underemployed women gain skills to become tradespeople, is offered through the
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Twenty-one-year-old Mila Puharich, front, and her mom Val Aloian are both comfortable in the workshop of their family home. Women in Trades Training Initiative and sponsored through the Industry Training Authority and the Canada-B.C Labour Market Agreement. Since its inception in 2008, 1,021 women have benefited from the provincial training initiative. “A lot of females go into automotive service tech,” said Karen McNeill, trades training development co-ordinator at Camosun. “They’ve tinkered with gears with their dad and all of a sudden they’re thinking they’d like to move into that field. It works that way with everyone in the trades.” The $5,200 tuition for Women in Trades is free to students who haven’t completed a postsecondary education and aren’t eligible for employment insurance. The course includes: books, supplies and tools for the trades; two days of instruction in each of 10 trades; bus passes; forklift training; basic first aid; fall protection; upgrading basic math and English, as well as worksite tours. This year’s course runs Oct. 3 - Dec. 16. For more information, contact McNeill at email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Foreign students choosing UVic Enrolment tops 20K, numbers up at Camosun, too Vivian Moreau News staff
The number of foreign students is increasing at the University of Victoria, but the post-secondary institution is emphasizing there’s room for everyone. “People see an increase and worry their son or daughter won’t get an opportunity to attend, but none of these (international) students will displace domestic students,” said UVic’s institutional planning director, Tony Eder. There are about 850 foreign students enrolled this fall at UVic. They primarily come from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the U.S., and pay three times the tuition fees – about $13,500 – charged to Canadian students. International student numbers had dipped in the previous five years, as fears related to severe acute respiratory syndrome, H1N1 and financial effects of the global economic crisis took their toll. Eder says the hope for the next two years is that the number of foreign students will increase to pre-recession numbers of around 900.
The topic made provincial and national news last week, as Premier Christy Clark announced plans to increase the number of international students studying in B.C. by 50 per cent within four years. Overall enrolment at UVic is expected to top 20,000 this year, slightly higher than the 19,905 who registered last year. Undergraduate student enrolment is up two per cent and the number of graduate students increased four per cent. Seventy per cent of UVic’s student population come from outside Victoria. Among universities west of Quebec, UVic has the highest proportion of out-of-province students – 21 per cent – with the bulk coming from Calgary, Edmonton and Greater Toronto, Eder said. “We hear over and over that no snow (in Victoria) is a factor.” At Camosun College, however, where registration numbers are about even with last year at 9,349, more than half of its students are from Vancouver Island. The college has fewer students enrolled in its 16 trades programs this fall, a direct result of a downturn in the economy, college spokesperson David Sovka said.
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PROPOSED REZONING FOR TWO FAMILY DWELLING ON ARUNDEL DRIVE To rezone Lot 11, Block 1, Section 21, Victoria District, Plan 807A (950 ARUNDEL DRIVE) from Zone RS-12 (Single Family Dwelling) to Zone RD-1 (Two-Family Dwelling) for the proposed construction of a two-family dwelling. 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 a variance for siting and single face height. A COVENANT will also be considered to further regulate the use of the lands and buildings.
“ZONING BYLAW, 2003, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2011, NO. 9151” PROPOSED NEW GENERAL COMMERCIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE ZONE The intent of this proposed bylaw is to create a new C-2NC Zone (General Commercial Neighbourhood Centre) with Retail Sales of Goods and Services; Wholesaling Accessory to Retail Sales; Medical Services; Rental and Repair of Household Items, Tools and Appliances; Personal Service; Office; Restaurant; Assembly; Apartment; Congregate Housing; Accessory Residential; Supplementary Off-Street Parking; and Cable Hub Site as permitted uses. Regulations with respect to prohibited uses, density, buildings and structures, buildings and structures for apartment or congregate housing and accessory residential are unique to this proposed zone and interested persons are encouraged to obtain a copy of the bylaw.
Cougar seen and heard near park A cougar could be on the prowl in the Royal Oak neighbourhood after two reports this weekend from pedestrians in Brydon Park. The first report came Friday afternoon, after a large cat was spotted on a westbound trail leading toward Mann Avenue. The report said the cougar was watching pedestrians. On Saturday evening police were called a second time from a pedestrian on the same trail who reported hearing “a large cat snarling,” though the animal was never actually seen. After both calls, Saanich police went to Brydon Park, which is a greenspace with a playground between Viewmont Avenue and Vanguard Place. A police search did not find a cougar. However, residents are being asked to stay alert when in the area, and are reminded to keep children and small pets close.
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Council aware of smart meter backlash Kyle Slavin
Sutherland was expected to make a presentation to the committee yesterday. She planned to highlight what she calls Local politicians are taking note of the “inconclusive evidence” surrounding the backlash against B.C. Hydro’s installation health and security issues some believe are associated with the wireless meters. of smart meters. Despite reassurances from the Crown Representatives from the province’s corporation, some people are municipalities are gathering this week to discuss a prov“Our goal concerned that electromagnetic radiation emitted by the ince-wide moratorium on the wireless devices can adversely installation of smart meters. with these affect people’s health. In Saanich, the municipality’s issues would “Since June the emails have environmental committee is been mountainous,” said combeing flooded with complaints be to spend from residents concerned some time on it, mittee chair Coun. Vicki Sandabout potential associated researching it.” ers.“It’s been just weekly, daily health risks. “Local government has the – Vicki Sanders (that)people are contacting us about smart meters. They feel responsibility to protect its residents’ health and security,” wrote that there hasn’t been an adequate examLeona Sutherland in a letter to Saanich. ination or review to see if there are health “(I) ask that you use your authority to issues, especially since the World Health raise our concerns to the minister of Organization said guardedly that there could be.” health.”
Sanders acknowledged that the committee will likely wait to find out whether the moratorium resolution passes at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference before making any decisions. “Staff is tracking what’s going on provincially with this. Adding our name to the pile, as far as making a (moratorium) recommendation from council wasn’t going to give that resolution any more weight,” Sanders said. The challenge with smart meters is that residents are expecting expediency, as B.C. Hydro is installing the meters in the Capital Region right now. “Our goal with these issues would be to spend some time on it, researching it,” Sanders said. “But we’ll have to look at this more in the light of the request that people are lobbying, which is a moratorium.” The Union of B.C. Municipalities conference ends Friday (Sept. 30). email@example.com
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Balloons floated as planning aid Kyle Slavin News staff
Saanich councillors want to use helium balloons to help make their job easier. The balloons were suggested last week by council regular Ken Whitcroft, an Inverness Road resident concerned about how much of a view he and his neighbours will lose if a six-storey condo is built down the road. He wants height markers – helium balloons, as discussed by council – raised on the property to demarcate how high the proposed buildings will be and to get an idea of what skyline will be blocked out. “Who doesn’t like balloons?” joked Coun. Dean Murdock. “It’s worth having a look at how high these buildings might be.” The buildings are part of a planned condo complex at Inverness and Quadra Street that would see two five-storey and one six-storey condos erected. Council has seen multiple proposals come forward for this lot over the last seven years including plans for an eight-storey condo, plans for 10 townhomes and a four-storey condo and,
most recently, plans for three six-storey condos. But public consultation and concerns about building height spurred applicant Jim McLaren to reduce the height of his proposed buildings. “I’ve listened and listened and tried to incorporate (neighbours’) ideas into it,” he told council. “We’re trying to do everything we can to mitigate the problems, but I’m at a loss for things to do to make this work.” Though there remain concerns about the heights of the three buildings that make up the 92-unit complex, council unanimously supported the proposal and moved it to public hearing. “We’ve zeroed in on some of the main features. … Now we’ll have to make up our our minds, as a council, to move forward on this or not,” said Coun. Wayne Hunter. Mayor Frank Leonard asked the applicant for mapping data that will provide a more concrete diagram of the building heights because, as Coun. Judy Brownoff pointed out: “If it’s windy, balloons won’t work.” Leonard pointed out that in
December 2009 council approved that earlier 10 townhome, fourstorey condo proposal, so that could still be built on the land. “The fallback is a building that’s already been approved. … I’d like to see how the height of these buildings compares to what we’ve already approved.” Coun. Susan Brice said the current proposal isn’t as “comprehensive and combined” as she’d like to see, criticizing the general layout of the buildings. She also said she wants a more comprehensive traffic demand management plan that completely supports public transit-use. No date has been set for the public hearing or when the helium balloons will be set up on the property. Brownoff stressed that thorough public notification should be done to inform neighbours of when it happens. Though the idea of “long poles on a tripod” was also suggested, Coun. Leif Wergeland joked that “hot air” balloons may be the easiest option. “All we need to do is buy balloons and have some politicians blow them up.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saanich fire Lt. Mark Visscher, with the fire prevention division, left, and Saanich police forensic investigator Shane Coughlan survey the scene of a fire in the 2200-block of Edgelow St. in Gordon Head on Sept. 22.
■ FEB. 16: $200,000 in damage. Utility building and glass house at Glendale Gardens and Woodland are destroyed. ■ FEB. 10: $50,000. Hampton Road fire engulfs kitchen. ■ JULY 11: $25,000. Wascana Street car fire sets backyard of mechanic’s garage ablaze. ■ APRIL 25: $20,000. Cedar Hill Cross Road grease fire burns teen (and kitchen). ■ AUG. 8: $10,000. The roof of South Saanich MLA Lana Popham’s office catches fire.
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The under-construction home, however, was destroyed. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $600,000. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said forensic investigators are looking for a cause of the fire, adding: “It could be very difficult to determine, with that level of destruction, the cause and point of origin.” email@example.com
Basement fire scorches suite A Gordon Head home was the second in the community to set ablaze in the last week. Just after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 22) the Saanich fire department responded to a fire in the 4100-block of Cabot Pl. Sixteen firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which appeared to have started in the kitchen area of the home’s basement suite. No injuries were reported. Damage to the building was estimated at $20,000.
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E-fraudsters target all of us It never fails to amaze us why some people who seem smart enough to do legitimate work instead choose to bilk others out of money. In today’s News, we tell the story of a woman who was called by a fraudster claiming to be from Microsoft who ultimately tried to sell her a “file-cleaning” service. In this case, unlike many others victimized by computer-related scams, the woman Wariness key considered herself to be tech-savvy, yet she to avoiding was taken by enough being scammed of the caller’s pitch to allow him to remove a number of valuable files from her hard drive. It’s unfortunate that computer-related fraud continues to be age-sensitive – seniors are most likely to be bilked – but people of any age can and will be targeted. We live in an era where technology and online business are often in the grey area of entrepreneurship because they’ve developed new methods for selling goods and services. Most are trying to find legitimate opportunities to supply what’s in demand. Some, however, push the envelope and even go over the line – promising something for a price, but they have no intent on delivering. Fraudsters, of course, are not new to the Internet age. We just have to look at the latest efforts the Bank of Canada has undertaken to create bills that will foil counterfeiters (for now) to be reminded that humanity has a long history of trying to deceive one another. If you are simply wary by nature, you probably already are cautious about opening yourself up to anything that could be a fraud. Perhaps there’s a new demand for that quality, both to avoid being burned ourselves and to educate those in our lives about the pitfalls of living in an interconnected world. Pitfalls that will only become more prevalent in relation to our growing dependence on the Internet to connect us with friends, family and those who would seek to exploit our willingness to trust a friendly stranger.
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B.C. jobs plan bumps into reality NDP leader Adrian Dix leapt Premier Christy Clark’s “B.C. Jobs on that announcement, saying Plan” took some hits as she was it proves that the B.C. Liberals finishing her week-long publicity starved the regional offices. tour to roll it out. He’s right on that. For The serious damage example, the resource wasn’t from her political ministry’s regional opponents on the left and director for Skeena told right. The body blows the Bulkley-Nechako came from Europe, the regional district board United States and China, this spring that he has where the storm clouds 30 per cent fewer staff of a second recession than five years ago. continued to gather. As Some of that is a result world leaders offered of ending duplication up a chorus of warning of forest, energy and about debt and falling consumer demand, Tom Fletcher other ministries, but by this spring there were commodity markets B.C. Views 65 independent power for metals, coal and projects waiting for petroleum tumbled along approval in Skeena alone. with stocks. Of course the NDP would fix that One of the few firm targets Clark backlog by killing off the projects, offered was that eight new mines should be up and running in B.C. by and presumably break up the natural resources ministry again, to 2015, with expansions or upgrades ramp up their beloved government to nine more existing mines. That jobs. is the total arrived at after detailed The NDP also jumped on B.C. meetings with the industry. But Liberal MLA John Les for going if China’s factories slow down to high-unemployment Nanaimo because fewer Americans and and suggesting people should look Europeans buy their goods, those north where jobs are going begging. projects can fade as quickly as the Construction company price of copper. Ledcor had job fairs in Prince Total provincial spending for the George and Chetwynd in early B.C. jobs plan comes to around September, looking for hundreds $300 million. The big-ticket items of truck drivers, heavy equipment were contributions to port and operators, drillers, blasters, rail facilities at Prince Rupert mechanics, surveyors and and Tsawwassen. Another $24 labourers for the Willow Creek coal million goes to staff up natural mine in Tumbler Ridge. Another resource permit offices, which are job fair was held in Fort St. James backlogged after amalgamation of around the same time, looking for various ministry functions.
equipment operators for the Mount Milligan copper-gold mine. I had a chat a couple of weeks ago with a grader operator in Dawson Creek, working in the gas patch. Most of the pickups he sees on job sites have Alberta licence plates. So let’s say you’re an able-bodied unemployed guy sitting in Nanaimo, waiting for a job to come to you. If that’s how you think the economy works, it’s no surprise if your preferred political message is Dix’s 1960s socialist blather about the government forcibly sharing the wealth. And it’s no surprise that you’re unemployed. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins trashed the Prince Rupert port announcement as a payoff to local aboriginal people for a potash facility. “The usual Liberal policy of giving natives a veto on new projects has got to end,” Cummins said, demonstrating once again that he understands nothing about the evolution of this issue in the past 20 years. In summary, Clark’s jobs plan is to continue Gordon Campbell’s Pacific gateway strategy. The opposition parties are reheating decades-old failed options they hope will smell better than a stale three-term government. And B.C. is, as always, at the mercy of world events. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. email@example.com
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LETTERS Teachers need more to better help their students Another school year and throughout the province we have thousands of classes wherein students are not receiving the quality instruction that they need and deserve. This is a result of the broken special-education funding formula that was legislated by this government. For 10 years teachers have given specific and appropriate recommendations to redress this very significant problem. For every student who enters the system with cognitive or behavioural designations, funding is taken away from other students with average learning profiles. Students benefit greatly from three effective blocks of small-group instruction to support their regular classroom work, but the formula doesn’t provide this. This government refuses to fix the broken funding formula. A student with autism does not have autism for only 18 hours a week. A student with Down’s syndrome does not have Down’s syndrome for only 22 of the 30 hours in a school week. Yet, in many cases, that is all the support the funding formula allows. To make up the difference money is taken away from the learning support teacher’s assignment – just when that teacher could be of assistance. Teachers need community support. Please take time to write your MLA and also write to George Abbott, the minister of education. Ask them to fix the funding formula so all our children will experience a happy and successful school year. Deborah Nohr Oak Bay
UVic should answer important questions before moving forward Important questions remain unanswered or unaddressed at the University of Victoria as it looks to build a new sports centre and parking garage. UVic continues to ignore the fact they are building on the headwaters of a creek that is protected by riparian rights. The reason they can’t build underground parking is because the water levels are too high. Common sense would seem to dictate that building anything over this headwater is not the wisest decision to make. How does the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities development affect marine life in Haro Strait? How will storm water run-off be managed? Who is responsible for monitoring this? The Capital Regional District? If so, why aren’t they involved in discussions about this project? Where is Oak Bay in this dialogue? The City of Victoria? What happens in the case of a medical emergency and the emergency vehicles cannot access our community because of traffic volumes? What will be the real cost to constituents? How will these be mitigated? And why is this sporting complex being developed in an area that is off the beaten track?
It’s current location is not convenient to the airport or ferry terminal. It is not close to main traffic arteries. Would it not be prudent to locate this new facility, that will serve the Capital Region, in an area that is easier to get to by physically challenged athletes and their specially equipped vehicles? Indeed UVic is in conflict with not only their own values outlined in their campus plan, but also in conflict with their neighbours and Mother Nature. Deborah Dickson Saanich
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Shelbourne redesign money is better spent on upgrades municipality-wide Saanich has recently hired an outside consulting firm to help out in the redesigning of Shelbourne Street. I guess it’s more than their hired planners and engineers can handle. Council’s vision seems to be a corridor of restricted traffic and high-maintenance boulevards and gardens, when all that’s really needed is repaving and relining with slightly narrower lanes with a bike lane going each way. The savings could be spent on fixing up some of the many other roads that are in dire need of repairing. Anyone tried driving Quadra Street between Tolmie and McKenzie avenues? It’s an appalling mess of potholes, cracks and, in some places, it’s crumbling. It doesn’t seem to matter where you go in Saanich, the lines are all wearing out. For the money that they’re planning on spending, they could repair many more roads and get it done a heck of a lot faster. Bob Broughton Saanich
Deer problem tied to ‘eviction’ of animals from natural homes The management of nuisance wildlife is not about gardens, this is about safety. Has anyone asked why these nuisance wild animals of the four-legged variety are in Oak Bay, on the road to Bear Mountain and travelling around the Camosun College Interurban campus. Gee, maybe someone ejected and evicted them from their home without proper notice. I can see the headlines in the Oak Bay News: Oak Bay Hunting Season Opening Soon. Council is still undecided on what constitutes proper attire. Jordan River used to be considered rural land. Take a look at the housing development going on there now. Could it be time to place a moratorium on housing development and place more emphasis on renovation of existing housing? You wouldn’t have to worry so much about whose responsibility it was to remove or deal with these nuisance wildlife. But then some resident would be complaining about who is going to prune their bushes. Gary Hurl Oak Bay
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What you’re saying on SAANICHNEWS.COM RE: Smart meters protested by “small and vocal” community (News) I guess if you’re a member of a small group, especially one that challenges vested interests, you just don’t matter. That’s what B.C. Hydro calls working with their customers and providing options. Oh, except there’s only one option. You get a smart meter. That’s the option. And if you’re a member of a small group that is attempting to look at all the evidence, and is concerned about the possible effects of these devices ... well, you’re just getting people “all spun up about it.” – Franny87 RE: Smart meters protested by “small and vocal” community (News)
It is FAR from a small group of people. Four thousand signatures represents a small portion of the people out there unwilling to ‘take a chance and see’ if constant radiation bouncing between all their neighbours’ houses is safe for their children and families. There are many more people out there concerned with B.C. Hydro monitoring their every move … and there are still more people worried about the ability to hack their (electrical power). Do not make light of this. This is a gross show of power by a company owned partially by me and you. – Adrienne
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Hooked on fishing Ryan Flaherty News staff
The number of people taking up fishing is on the rise in B.C., thanks to a program which encourages experienced anglers to introduce friends and family to the activity. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. launched Fishing Buddies two years ago in response to a drop in the number of people taking up the activity. “People said they had a lack of time, gear, skills and knowledge of fishing,” said society spokesperson Margot Briggs. The program sees people with fishing experience pledge to introduce at least one person to the sport, which is part of an industry that contributes $480 million to the provincial economy, according to a 2005 economic analysis conducted by the society. The response thus far has surpassed the group’s expectations. “We thought we would get maybe 800 (participants) over three years,
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A pair of anglers at Elk Lake get ready to cast their lines into the water. A B.C. program aims to get more friends fishing. and we’ve recruited 14,000 already,” Briggs said. Instead of introducing just one person, participants have each brought an average of 4.5 buddies to the program. The benefits of angling are many, says Ian McGregor, the society’s vice-president of sportfishing. “It’s relaxation, it’s recreation, it’s peace of mind. It’s time to get together with your family,” he said. As the program is
still in its infancy, little data has been collected about which areas of the province have contributed most to the increase. The society is currently surveying program members. That information will allow the group to tailor future campaigns to specific regions. Deadline to register with Fishing Buddies is Oct. 3. To find out more about the program, visit gofishbc.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pursuant to Section 225 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the District of Saanich intends to adopt a bylaw exempting from property taxation for 1 year (year 2012), the lands that are Riparian land. The property subject to the bylaw and the estimated total property taxes for all purposes that would be imposed if it was not exempt are: Owner/Occupier
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Pursuant to Section 224(2)(h) of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the District of Saanich intends to adopt a bylaw exempting from property taxation the lands that are used as a private school. The property subject to the bylaw and the estimated total property taxes for all purposes that would be imposed if it was not exempt are: Owner/Occupier
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Pursuant to Section 224(2)(f) of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the District of Saanich intends to adopt a bylaw exempting from property taxation any area of land surrounding a building set apart for public worship. The property subject to the bylaw and the estimated total property taxes for all purposes that would be imposed if it was not exempt are: Owner/Occupier
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Talk dispels myths of memory and aging Cognitive health is the focus of a lecture being given by University of Victoria psychologist Stuart MacDonald on Friday (Sept. 30). The talk, hosted by UVic’s Centre on Aging, will explore a variety of topics relating to memory and aging, including ways to maintain cognitive health – such as crossword puzzles – and early risk factors for dementia.
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Student club, businesses partner for Africa relief A University of Victoria club has joined forces with several local businesses to raise money for the drought-affected Horn of Africa. UVic Hope is selling discount cards for $10 which entitle the holder to special deals at 15 Greater Victoria businesses. All net proceeds from card sales will go to the Canadian Red Cross relief effort in the troubled region, which includes Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Uganda. It’s the second major fundraising campaign for the club, which formed earlier this year in response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. “The magnitude of the crisis in Africa is so profound that I felt it imperative to help out,” said Julia Denley, president of UVic Hope. “It’s been wonderful to see how generous and willing these local businesses have been to assist us.” To date, $10.8 million has been raised in Canada for Horn of Africa relief. Red Cross officials say much more is needed to properly address the problems in the area, where an estimated 13 million people have been affected by the humanitarian crisis. “The situation in the Horn of Africa is the result of years of ongoing natural disasters and civil unrest,” said Bruce Andrew, Red Cross spokesman in Victoria. “The camps are not set up to assist that many people and as a result many are not surviving.” The following businesses are participating in the discount card campaign: Island Runner, Rebel Rebel, Flavour, Decade, Little Thai Place, Maude Hunter’s Pub, MokSana Yoga, Sparrow Salon and Spa, Free Spirit Botanicals, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Barefoot at Heart Yoga, Sweet Delights Candy Bouquets, Mary’s Tailoring, D’Lo Mobile Spa, and Electric Brain Computers. Purchase cards by emailing uvichope@ gmail.com, or calling 250-920-8685. They are valid until September 2012.
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Hot ticket: The Melville Boys, Langham Court Theatre, opens Sept. 29
Writer Norm Foster’s unsentimental look at lives in transition is on stage, until Oct. 15. Tix: Two-for$20 preview tonight (Sept. 28); otherwise $19 each, $17 students/seniors, available at langhamtheatre.ca.
Choristers go Deutsch for opera opener Flying Dutchman has large local contingent Sam Van Schie News staff
On the opera stage you’ll see them: filing through street scenes or dancing in party scenes, creating crowds where crowds are needed. The local men and women who fill Pacific Opera Victoria’s choral roles are used to being in the background. Their songs move the action forward and help explain what’s going on. It’s rare for them to be as central in the action as they are in the company’s upcoming production The Flying Dutchman. “They’re alone on stage, without any of the leads, for 15 minutes in the third act,” explained chorus manager Joey Pietraroia. “We needed one of the largest choruses in POV history for the show.” The story is set on the coast of Norway, much of it aboard two ships – one belonging to the Dutchman and the other to a Norwegian whose daughter the Dutchman hopes to marry. The men’s chorus is cast as sailors on the Norwegian ship, and recruits from the Victoria Choral Society are the Dutchman’s crew, who audience members only see in the third act when they’re singing back and forth with the other sailors. “It’s a lot of people to fit on stage,” said Pietraroia. The Dutch crew will actually be elevated above the stage on a riser, he added, which will allow them to stand together and sing the way they’re accustomed to with the Choral Society. “Not everyone has stage experience, so it’s a way they can feel a little more comfortable up there.” Even still, it’s a challenging gig. The opera, written by Richard Wagner in 1843, is sung
into the songs.” Choristers get their parts a month before rehearsals, to start practising on their own. Then they have two weeks of rehearsals with Pietraroia and the rest of the chorus to get the words down. After that there’s staging, dress rehearsals, and finally, a week and a half of performances. “It’s a huge commitment,” Pietraroia said. “A lot of them work other jobs, so we’re meeting late in the evening on a very intensive schedule. We need them four or five nights per week.” And when one show is over, many will start preparing for the next. This year’s Pacific Opera season also includes the world premiere of Mary’s Wedding, an English opera set in the Canadian prairies during the First World War; the sexy French opera Carmen, about a woman who tempts her lovers into her life of crime; and the Italian classic Maria Stuarda, about the queen who tried to claim the English throne from Queen Elizabeth I. The Flying Dutchman opens Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria Pacific Opera Victoria chorus manager Joey Pietraroia at the Royal Theatre on Thursdirects a larger-than-normal contingent of local singers day, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m., with subsequent performances on for the upcoming production of The Flying Dutchman. Oct. 8, 12 and 14 (all 8 p.m.) in German, not the easiest language to make and Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $37.50 to $132. They’re sound good. And there isn’t much repetition available at the Royal or McPherson box in the verses. offices, by calling 250-386-6121 or going online “It’s a lot to memorize,” Pietraroia said. “They need to learn the words and what to www.rmts.bc.ca. email@example.com they mean so they can put the right emotion
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Vox Humana recalls ship’s fateful journey
Tonight (Sept. 28), Victoria chamber choir Vox Humana presents “MS Estonia Remembered.” It’s a musical tribute to the ship that sunk in the Baltic Sea and the 852 passengers and crew who perished in the disaster seven years ago to this day. The concert features the music of Estonian composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, including the piece “Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae” (Song of Maritime Calamity). Start time is 7:30 p.m. at the Maritime Museum of B.C., 28 Bastion Sq. Tickets, $20, are limited and are available at Long & McQuade Music, Ivy’s Bookshop, by calling 250-483-4010 or visiting www. voxhumanachoir.ca.
New UVic professor blends cultures in manga
A First Nations artist who is credited with creating a new genre known as Haida Manga has taken on a post at the University of Victoria. Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is the school’s second Audain professor in Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to blending of Haida design with Asian culture to create Haida Manga, Yahgulanaas embraces many other art forms. He will provide an overview of his work and display images and music videos at a free public lecture tonight (Sept. 28) at 8 p.m. in UVic’s visual arts building, room A162. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Victoria Jazz Society is taking a new approach to its fundraising efforts this year. For the first time, the group is hosting a single concert event with the sole purpose of raising money for its student outreach programs. Music For Youth, set for Friday (Sept. 30) at Alix Goolden Performance Hall, will feature performances by the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir and a ‘hybrid’ of local show band The Midnights and the Vic High R & B Band. Net proceeds from the concert will support the outreach programs, which take two different forms. The first sees local jazz combos visit area high schools for performances and workshop clinics. Aspiring musicians have a chance to meet the performers and find out what options are available if they’re interested in pursuing a career in jazz. The society also puts on workshops featuring touring jazz musicians performing in Greater Victoria. Both programs are free for students. The $6,000 to $7,000 cost for this year will be covered by the proceeds from Friday’s concert. “It’s (the students’) first exposure to jazz, and hopefully we’ll get some students interested in pursuing jazz
music,” said Darryl Mar, jazz society executive and artistic director. “It develops and ensures that the jazz genre is continued in our community.” The evening will also feature a musical presentation soliciting support for World Vision Canada, whose mandate to help children and their families fits well under the Music For Youth theme. The Victoria Soul Gospel Choir has been involved with the Victoria Jazz Society for the past four years. The group is led by Vancouver-based Checo Tohomaso, whose career highlights include playing with Marvin Gaye, The Commodores and others. In true gospel fashion, the choir has a tendency to bring audiences out of their seats. The Vic High R & B Band has been part of the school’s music program for nearly 20 years. Music director Eric Emde eventually formed The Midnights out of a collection of former and current Vic High students, as well as assorted local musicians. Currently operating as a 12-piece outfit, The Midnights have become an audience favourite with their highenergy sets of soul, Motown and dance-floor classics. The Music For Youth fundraiser concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Goolden hall, 905 Pandora Ave. Doors open at 7. Tickets, $25, are available at the jazz society office, 1031 Vancouver St. (250-388-4423), Lyle’s Place and Ditch Records and the Royal & McPherson box office (250-386-6121, online at rmts.bc.ca). email@example.com
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Films entered in the CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers’ Reelto-Reel Music Video Challenge will be screened at the Victoria Event Centre tomorrow night (Sept. 29). The competition randomly pairs filmmakers with local musicians and bands, with the goal to create a short musical film to
the soundtrack of an original song by the artist. The finished films will be screened and voted on by the audience and a jury panel comprised of arts-and-culture writer Amanda FarrellLow, May Street Productions producer Erin Skillen and Zone 91.3 presenter Jeremy Baker. The winning filmmaker will receive
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argaret Boyes characterizes herself as being mindful; a learned person. This week, however, she says she feels stupid after being tricked by a scam artist to give access to her computer’s hard drive. “It’s really scary because I’m very aware of these things. I read about scams all the time,” the 60-year-old Boyes said, surprised at herself for falling victim to a smooth talker. “What can someone do on the phone? A lot.” Last Tuesday, she received a call from someone purporting to be a Microsoft employee. “He says he can tell that my computer’s running slow. (I’m thinking) ‘If he can tell that, he must be legitimate.’” But he wasn’t. A convinced Boyes logged onto her computer and downloaded, as per the caller’s request, a free program that gave him the ability to control her hard drive remotely from his own computer. “He took over and I have him on speakerphone and he says he’s cleaning up a couple files. And after talking for 10, 15 minutes, he said, ‘Your files are corrupted. I can fix them for $149.’” That’s when the red flags shot
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Businesses eye new $100 bill Anti-counterfeit measures will reduce fakes, police say Kyle Slavin News staff
Ken Ryan knows firsthand just what impact accepting a counterfeit bill has on a small business. As the franchise owner of six Great Canadian Dollar Stores in Greater Victoria, Ryan has dealt with the realities that come with being scammed. “It sure hits businesses hard. When you accept a fake 50 and they buy $30 worth of merchandise, you lose that fake $50 bill, you lose the $20 you gave back in change, and you lose $30 worth of merchandise,” he said. Having been burned by counterfeit money in the past is the reason his stores have a ‘No $100 bills’ policy. Before accepting a $50 banknote, two employees have to verify its authenticity. “We have deterred – I’ll bet – a couple hundred dollars where the staff aren’t sure if it’s real,” he said. That’s why the businessman is looking forward to November, when Canada’s new banknotes begin to roll out. Starting with the new polymer $100 bills, the Bank of Canada will aim to replace the 219 million bills currently in circulation with what’s being described as a “state of the art” bill. “Every seven to eight years we have to come out with new banknotes to stay ahead of counterfeiting threats,” said Isabelle Jacques, senior analyst in the currency department at the Bank of Canada. “Counterfeiting levels are at historical lows in Canada, but the idea is that low counterfeit rates today don’t mean, low rates tomorrow – so we’re staying ahead of counterfeiters.” The polymer notes are much more durable than the currently used paper money.
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But Canada’s older curThough they cost nearly twice as much to print (19 cents rency, the bird series of the ’90s especially, is legal tender and each), they are expected to last because it has few security fea2.5 times longer than current tures, it remains problematic for bills. businesses. Several security features are Banks are responsible for also integrated into the bills removing old banknotes from to help minimize the threat of circulation, as will be the case being forged. Among those feacome November, and are tures is a large transparent winexpected to exchange any old dow directly on the bill, raised bills with new ones. ink, transparent text, and hidCounterfeiting affects smaller den numbers. denominations, which are “People should be able to sometimes favoured by crooks verify (the authenticity of) the trying to take advantage of banknote with the naked eye,” stores that post signs saying Jacques said. All the denominathey won’t take large bills. tions will have the same secu“That turns those busirity features. nesses into targets because The $100 bills will be rolled the counterfeiters think, ‘Ok, out first, followed by $50s in maybe they’re not checking the March 2012, and $5s, $10s and (validity of) smaller $20s by the denominations,’” she end of 2013. said. “But the secuJacques says big rity features are all bills come first According to the the same on all the because there Bank of Canada, bills.” are fewer highcounterfeiting The Bank of Candenomination peaked in 2004 ada is currently conbills in circuwhen 553,000 fake ducting an educalation, so the bills were passed, tion campaign with transition will be resulting in a $13 law enforcement smoother. million loss to the and businesses, to “They’ll feel economy. Last year, prepare the public significantly dif54,000 were passed for the introducferent. It’s a very resulting in a $2.6 tion of the new bills, smooth, durable million loss. and explain the new material. It’s virsecurity features. tually impossible Two of Ryan’s to tear them,” stores have already she said. “And had a presentation. “It’s great it will survive in the washing that someone is coming out machine.” prior to the new bills being Det. Const. Janet Milligan, introduced and showing us … with the financial crimes diviwhat to look for,” he said. sion at Saanich police, says the Come November, his dolnew bills are a “huge positive” lar stores will tear down the in the combat against counter“No $100 bills” signs and begin feit money. “It’s going to be almost impos- accepting the new banknotes. “I’m looking forward to the sible for it to be counterfeited. rollout,” Ryan said. “I wish all Not only is it made of polymer, the bills were happening sooner, with the new security features but I’m glad they’re doing someit’s going to be a long time before we see attempts at these thing about the counterfeits.” firstname.lastname@example.org being counterfeited,” she said.
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It was a fightin’, cheerin’ and hittin’ affair as the sold-out crowd of 7,006 energized the Victoria Royals to victory, 5-3 over the Vancouver Giants at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Saturday night. Royals head coach and general manager Marc Habscheid was flattered to see such a welcome return of the Western Hockey League to the Island. “The plays, the hits, the altercations – the fans were into it (all). Doors were opened at 5:30 p.m. (for
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a 7 p.m. game), you don’t see that (often). It’s quite something for the team.” Royals forward Jamie Crooks scored the first goal WHL regular season goal in Victoria since 1994. Crooks’ goal came three minutes and nine seconds into the game, a wrist shot that clung to the netting under the crossbar as if posing for all to see and celebrate. “The (atmosphere) was great,” Crooks said. “It was like having an extra skater out there. We never got tired.” With Royals jerseys not yet available to the public, fans dressed themselves in the colours of their next favourite teams, including plenty of Canucks and Salmon Kings sweaters, as well as a few Victoria Cougars jerseys. General reaction from the opening night ticket holders varied but there are some common themes – one being the fact the Royals’ next home game is against the Medicine Hat Tigers, rather than the Bakersfield Condors. Another is the passion that drives WHL players makes for an exciting brand of hockey though it’s not as technically sound as the minor-pro ECHL. “There’s nerves and inexperience (with junior players) and it leads to mistakes, which makes for exciting hockey,” Habscheid said prior to the
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Goalie Keith Hamilton stops Giants’ forward Dalton Sward during the Royals’ 5-3 win at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday. first game. Playing against the Royals in their first game was particularly exciting for visiting Giants’ forward Teal Burns, who played in Victoria for the junior-B Cougars and the BCHL’s Grizzlies. “It’s great, I don’t have to wait until Christmas to come back to Victoria and it’s exciting to know I have support (in the stadium).” Though it was subtle, Burns heard the small chorus of whistles from friends and family who cheered his assist on Saturday when caller Cliff
LeQuesne announced the Giants’ first-period goal by James Henry. For Victoria fans, Burns is on the wrong side of a heated rivalry and, not surprisingly, was disappointed in his team’s loss. “Having outshot (the Royals) pretty bad (51-24), we need to bear down on our chances. The assist is good, I guess. It’s nice to get the monkey off my back.” An extended version of this story and more is available online at VicNews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jessica and Jon Vliegenthart mocked a game of oneon-one Thursday at PISE. Both play in Sunday night’s wheelchair basketball program from 6 to 8 p.m. at PISE. The group is looking for players of any age and skill level to come out and shoot some hoops.
Their group may be small but Jon and Jessica Vliegenthart know that players will come. The married couple have a long history with wheelchair basketball. Jon played for B.C. at the provincial level and Jessica is a regular with the women’s national team. Together they have taken over the basketball division of the Victoria Wheelchair Sports club. Their first order of business was moving the weekly practice into the gym of the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence at Camosun College’s Interurban campus. The non-competitive group meets for skills and game action every Sunday night with national-level available from instruction
from Jessica. But first, the club could use a few more recruits. There is no age limit. Kids and adults are encouraged to try the sport, Jessica said. “We’ve got plenty of sport chairs. It’s important people remember this sport is for anybody and everyone who tries it likes it.” For those seeking a more competitive outlet, the group also puts together a traveling team for tournaments. The first tourney of the year is Oct. 15 in Kelowna. They also want to remind people wheelchair basketball isn’t just for physicallydisabled players. Currently, the Sunday group is carrying six players and three of them are able-bodied, including Jon. “It happens a lot. People come out with their friends in support and then stick with it,” Jessica said. Jon’s route to wheelchair basketball started just such a way in Quesnel 13 years ago. As a teenager he took it
up so his friend would have someone to play against. “(That friend) became the only physically-disabled player on a team of eight of us,” Jon said. Jon continued playing and eventually made the provincial team which led him to meeting his wife. Jessica turned to basketball following her 2004 spinal injury that came while fighting forest fires and soon made the national level. As for PISE, the gym was designed to be wheelchair accessible and offers a more centralized location than the group’s previous home at Stelly’s secondary. The Victoria Wheelchair Sports basketball program meetings run 6 to 8 p.m every Sunday. The first three sessions are free. First-timers need to register with Jessica or Jon at 250-590-1537. More information on wheelchair basketball is available at www.bcwbs.ca email@example.com
The re-emergence of the South Island’s cycling tradition continued with the success of cycling teens Annie Ewart and Adam de Vos at the UCI’s (U19) Road World Championships in Denmark, Sept. 18 to 20. Ewart, who turns 18 tomorrow, is the junior national time trial and road champion out of Brentwood Bay. She continued a promising campaign to represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics with a seventh-place finish in the time trial event, up from 20th in 2010. Ewart was 45 seconds back of winner Jessica Allen (Australia) in the individual race, an all-out sprint for 13.9 kilometres with “a hard second half,” during which she could taste blood in her throat, she said in a Canadian Cycling release. Ewart was 50th in the 70-km road race, 19 seconds behind winner Lucy Garner (U.K.). It was the first international event for de Vos, a recent graduate of Oak Bay High who took up competitive cycling late in his Grade 11 year. The 18-year-old was Canada’s only finisher in the junior men’s road race, 65th out of 170, as crashes dampened the hopes of his teammates.
Cougars stand tall, undefeated
Perhaps shadowed by the buzz generated by that other junior hockey team, the Victoria Cougars have torn through its first six games of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. The Cougars look to make it a seven-game win streak against the Saanich Braves at Archie Browning arena at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 29). Brody Coulter paced the Cougars with two goals and two assists in a 6-3 road win over the Oceanside Generals on Saturday.
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Stefanie Hatch of the Vikes looks to shoot against the Alberta Pandas at UVic on Saturday. The Vikes lost 1-0 but won by the same score in Sunday’s rematch.
Season underway for Vikes’ clubs Eight of the University of Victoria Vikes teams were in action on the weekend, including the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ annual alumni game and dinner. Both Vikes managed wins over the alumni teams with the men winning 89-87 and the women 56-46. The Vikes men will participate in the Carleton University’s House-Laughton Tournament from Oct. 14 to 16, while the women will play a preseason tournament at Calgary, Oct. 21-23.
Eye on nationals Things got better for the nationals-bound Vikes men’s soccer team (3-2-1) which picked up a pair of 3-0 road wins on the weekend. Andrew Ravenhill scored twice and Jordie Oberg once as the Vikes beat the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Saturday while Oberg, Miguel Romeo and Craig Taylor scored against the Calgary Dinos. Keeper Elliot Mitrou earned both shutouts. The men host the 2011 CIS men’s soccer national champi-
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National return Recent Canadian national team member Jaclyn Sawicki scored a goal as the Vikes women’s soccer team (3-2-1) also grabbed a pair of road wins defeating Lethbridge 2-0 on Saturday and Calgary 2-1 on Sunday. Sawicki and Maryse Reichgeld scored against Lethbridge, while Nathalie Scharf and Lindsay Hoetzel tallied against Calgary. The Vikes host Calgary Oct. 1 and Lethbridge Oct. 2 at Centennial Stadium with 12 p.m. kickoffs both days.
Pandas visit for split A Kyla Kirby goal on Sunday won the Vikes women’s field hockey team its first game of the season in four tries, shutting out the Alberta Pandas 1-0 at UVic. The Pandas edged the Vikes by the same score on Saturday. Next up are two road weekends at UBC, Oct. 1 and 2, and Alberta, Oct. 8 and 9. On the men’s side of the stick, James Kirkpatrick and Matt Sarmento scored as the Vikes (1-0-1)
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Rugged weekend The Vikes women’s rugby team suffered a pair of tough losses to the Pandas 36-6 on Friday and 53-0 to the Pronghorns Sunday. The women host Calgary on Sunday (Oct. 2), 11:30 a.m. at Wallace Field. UVic has fielded an extremely competitive men’s side despite five current players taking the semester off for the Rugby World Cup. James Bay erased a half-time deficit to win 23-22 over the Vikes (1-1) at MacDonald Park on Saturday. The Vikes play Gordon Head neighbours Velox Valhallians on Saturday, 2:45 p.m. at Wallace Field.
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SUITES, LOWER BRIGHT 1BDRM new reno’s, backyard, priv ent, prkg, NS/NP $800, utils inc. immed. 250-475-2627, 250-857-4685. CEDAR HILL area, 2 bdrm (furn’d), priv ent, level entry, patio, 5 appls, W/D, all utils incl, cable/wifi, N/P,N/S, $1250 (avail immed). 250-592-6887.
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HILLSIDE: THE Pearl; 2 bdrm condo, 6 appl’s, parking, storage. NS/NP. $1500/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.
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WANTED TO RENT ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $860/mo. Avail Oct. 1. 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.
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MOVING BACK TO the Island. Professional renovating contractor & ex fireman seeks place to live. Single, 58. Will help elderly person stay in their home as companion or small house or private suite. Call Allen McCulloch (604)506-9184.
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ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.
2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-220-0734. MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (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.
FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462. U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-382-8602.
ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. CLIFF’S PROFESSIONAL painting Int/Ext, new const. Free Est. Call 250-812-4679. 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. 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.
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. www.four12roofing.com
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. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.
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. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.
WINDOWS ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.
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