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Last weekend’s high winds and heavy rains caused several sailboats to get stuck on the sand off Cadboro Bay. On Monday, a man who only identified himself as Oliver P. tried to save this boat from getting damaged as it washed up on shore. With predictions of a La Niña forming off the coast, early forecasts say we can expect more wind and rain than usual this winter.

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Get ready for nasty wet winter – again – weather experts say. “La Niña conditions have returned and are expected to gradually strengthen and continue into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2011-12,” says a warning issued on Sept. 8 by the U.S. National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That means, like last winter’s La Niña, there’s another strong chance of above-average precipitation across the Pacific Northwest, says the alert. A second La Niña this soon is unusual, according to the U.S. agency.

It and its warm and dry opposite, El Niño, occur on average every three to five years with La Niñas usually half as frequent. “While it is not yet clear what the ultimate strength of this La Niña will be,” the warning says. The last La Niña developed in mid-2010 and lasted until this spring. The impressively strong La Niña in 2010-11 was partly responsible for the record U.S. winter snowfall. That in turn led to spring flooding, extreme drought conditions across the United States, as well as extreme weather events around the world. That year saw heavy rains and monsoons in Asia, the devastating and fatal cyclones in the north east of Australia, and an extremely dry period in equatorial eastern Africa.


Less than a year ago, Bobby Holt was a man with a shovel, a bus pass and a checkered past. And he was looking for a new beginning. When the snow started piling up in Victoria last winter, Holt went to businesses in need of snow-clearing services. That snowballed into a new career for him in January, when he started his Complete Maintenance Services business. This summer he applied for a $5,000 loan from Community Micro Lending, which provides small loans to aspiring small-scale entrepreneurs. Holt put the money toward the purchase of a pressure washer and a van, which have allowed him to expand his business. “With the help of Community Micro Lending, it’s more than just giving you a cheque and a loan. They build you a community, give you a mentor, set you up with the chamber of commerce,” Holt said. The organization is one of 69 nonprofit agencies providing 132 programs and services that are funded by the United Way of Greater Victoria. Holt, a Cordova Bay resident, hopes his message will inspire people to support the United Way’s annual community fundraising campaign, which was launched Wednesday. “(The money) makes it to the people who need it most,” said Holt, who is also giving back by hiring employees through United Way agencies, such as the Native Friendship Centre. “I try to pay it forward, the opportunity that I’ve been given … There’s a lot of people who have invested in (me).” The United Way hopes to raise $6.3 million between now and Nov. 30. Last year’s campaign generated $6.21 million. To donate, visit



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Return date set for UVic parking plan Kyle Slavin News staff

The University of Victoria’s updated plans to build a sports complex and contentious six-storey parkade will be back before Saanich council on Tuesday (Oct. 4). UVic’s original plans were rejected in August after councillors characterized the proposed 505-stall concrete parking garage as too big, ugly and in the wrong place on campus. Earlier this month the university held an open house for residents to provide a better picture of the entire scope of the project, though attendees were more concerned about the traffic and visual implications of the parking garage. “We ask for a hold on this project by Saanich council,” Elizabeth Borek, president of the Cadboro Bay Residents Association, said this week. She said there hasn’t been enough consultation with neighbours or community associations – and one four-hour open house is not sufficient to gauge the ramifications of such a large project. As well, she wants UVic to provide surrounding neighbourhoods with a more comprehensive plan detailing how all their current plans – the sports faciilty and parkade, the rezoning of the Queenswood property and any changes to transit – would impact neighbours. “The neighbourhood associations ask Saanich council to (require) the university to conduct a comprehensive consultation process on all their nearfuture plans,” Borek said. Saanich council will discuss the issue Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at municipal hall (770 Vernon Ave.).

University of Victoria-based astrophysicist Julio Navarro stands in his office on campus. He’s one of three scientists from the school to be honoured by the Royal Society of Canada. Vivian Moreau/News staff

National honours for science trio Geologist, climatologist and astrophysicist lauded by scholarly society

The society, which honours outstanding scholarly work in the arts, humanities and sciences, is including Navarro because of his research, which includes the study of dark matter, a ■ Formed in “mysterious substance in the universe.” 1883, the Royal His work involves building computer simulations to Society of Canada hypothesize about what building blocks make up the universe. is an academy of The answers, he said, would increase our knowledge of physics. Vivian Moreau more than 2,000 Although humans know enough to build bridges or even News staff distinguished ascertain the age of the universe (13.5 billion years), we don’t scholars, artists and know the mechanics of how the universe came to be, Navarro rowing up in a small town in northern scientists chosen said. Argentina, Julio Navarro would sleep by their peers. This “For example, this dark matter, we don’t even know what it is outside on the patio with his family after year 75 fellows will and yet it’s mixed with most of the universe,” he said. “And the days in which the temperature hit 45 C. be inducted and 12 Milky Way, whose stars go around in a plane – why that shape, As a young boy he would wake in the night to others will receive why not a different shape? And why are there 10 billion stars watch the star-filled sky. awards. and not 200 billion stars?” “The patterns changed all the time, sometimes ■ UVic geologist Those are the kinds of questions that Navarro builds here and there, but changes in a clockwork Dante Canil is being simulations for. They run in large computer systems in fashion. I thought it was fascinating,” said Navarro. honoured for his research into the Europe, he said – “the biggest that academics have access to, Now an astrophysicist at the University of Earth’s mantle. His sometimes 10,000 linked together that run without stopping for Victoria, he attributes those nights on the patio work has expanded months.” with instilling in him a love for the stars. He went knowledge of where Cosmology is in its golden age, he said. Scientists understand on to receive a doctorate at Harvard University diamond deposits things about the universe, such as how it began, that were and did post-doctoral work at Cambridge are concentrated. unknown just 30 years ago. “Now there is fairly good agreement University in England before being hired at UVic within the (astronomy and physics) community that the Big in 1998. Bang did exist and that it can be measured with accuracy. In November he will head to Ottawa with UVic “This is an astonishing result. A hundred years from now geologist Dante Canil to be inducted into the Royal scientists will look at this time and say, ‘This is when cosmology grew Society of Canada. The society is also awarding UVic climatologist into a mature science.’” Andrew Weaver the 2011 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal for his research, writings and sharing of his work on climate change.

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UVic jogger knocked down by pumpkin flung from truck A University of Victoria student suffered injuries after she was pelted with a pumpkin thrown from a moving vehicle last week. The 19-year-old was jogging around Ring Road at 9:30 p.m. when a group of young people in a pickup truck drove past and one occupant threw a large pumpkin at her, striking her upper body. The force of the gourd made her lose her balance and fall to the ground, scraping her knees and elbows. “This is unacceptable behaviour,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “A pumpkin that weighs a few pounds, if that vehicle is travelling at 30 kilometres per hour, all of a sudden becomes a missile travelling at 30 km/h right toward her.” Police are investigating the incident as mischief that caused injury, which is assault-like behaviour, Jantzen said. Investigators are looking to identify the individuals in the pickup truck, and are asking anyone with information to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

Police seek victims of fraud in fake money-lending scheme Saanich police want to speak with victims of a money-lending scam targeting people who are desperate to borrow money. So far three victims have recently come forward saying they made contact with an individual purporting to be a private investor. He guarantees them money, but asks for a fee upfront – typically in the hundreds of dollars – to pay for legal fees and closing costs. The money he promises never comes, supposedly because the deal has fallen through or the borrowers were turned down. The money paid upfront is not returned. “It is contrary to Canadian law to ask someone to pay upfront fees to obtain financing,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. Police are aware of the person involved in the fraud and say he was convicted of similar offences in Metro Vancouver. “We believe there are more victims out there,” Jantzen said, asking that even people who have had contact with the fraudster and not been conned call police. It’s not known whether this scam is still active in Greater Victoria, Jantzen said, as the three victims’ complaints date back nearly a year. Saanich police can be contacted at 250-4754321.

Riders Jumpstart kids’ cause Dan Thompson hopped on his bike one morning last week so that more kids in Greater Victoria can enjoy organized sports. Imagine wanting to play a sport but not being able to pay the registration, transportation or equipment fees. That is the reality for one in three Canadian families, said Thompson, president of Canadian Tire’s national Jumpstart charity program. “Getting physically active is part of it, but it’s also the life skills you learn,” he said, touting the benefits of sports and recreation programs. He joined 21 riders to cycle 500 kilometres in five days and raised more than $204,000 for Greater Victoria kids in need. The Jumpstart Pedal for Kids cycling tour is a new initiative on the West Coast. The riders stopped in several Island cities before finishing in Vancouver on Sunday (Sept. 25). “It’s so rewarding to do something you know will make a difference,” Thompson said.

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Parking-lot prowler targets park users Be careful who’s watching when you store valuables in the trunk of your car. A brazen thief stole high-value items from three vehicles parked during a very busy time at Beaver Lake Park. Between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monday, three cars had their windows smashed and valuable items – hidden out of sight in the trunk – were stolen. Items included a Macbook laptop computer, wallets, purses and a briefcase.

Police believe the thief is watching people park and put items in their trunk, said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. He suggests leaving any valuable items at home and keeping your photo ID on you. “We believe the thief was aware of the high-value items and thought it was worth the risk (breaking in to vehicles) in a high-traffic area,” Jantzen said.


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body, Maedel said, adding that until now sheriffs had been wearing B.C.’s coat of arms on their uniforms. “It’s an important day in the establishment of the Julias Hocking was thrilled just being inside the legislature, but he was over the moon when Gov. identity of the B.C. Sheriff Service to get the crest and flag granted,” Maedel said. Gen David Johnston strode into the firstJohnston and his wife Sharon spent floor rotunda Monday where Hocking was the first leg of their three-day trip visiting waiting with his classmates. with Premier Christy Clark, B.C. Lt.-Gov. “He’s the Governor General of Canada. Steven Point, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin The Governor General is the Queen’s repand community groups. resentative in Canada,” said the 10-yearThey attended a First Nations event at old Grade 5 Sir James Douglas elementary the University of Victoria and sailed on student. “It’s really cool to be here.” HMCS Regina. Monday marked Johnston’s first visit During his speech at the legislature, to B.C. since being appointed to his post Johnston asked Canadians to help reallast October, and it proved to be a historiize his dream of helping Canada evolve cal moment for B.C.’s sheriffs, who guard Dave Maedel into a nation that supports families and courthouses across the province. children, reinforces learning and innoStanding before a group of school chil“It’s an vation, and encourages philanthropy dren, municipal and provincial politicians, and volunteerism. as well as naval leaders and military vet- important “I’m asking Canadians to dream about erans, Johnston and Premier Christy day in the the kind of country they desire, and (I) Clark unveiled the sheriff service’s new establishment challenge Canadians to do what they flag, coat of arms and crest. can today to make those dreams a real“This is a great step forward for the of the B.C. ity tomorrow,” he said. sheriffs in a long (two-year) process,” said Johnston’s visit was scheduled to Chief Sheriff Dave Maedel, who oversees Sheriff Service wrap up Wednesday following his 480 sheriffs in B.C. to get the at the Canadian Club of VanIt’s the first time the service has had its crest and flag speech couver. own official insignia, signifying that it has been formally recognized as a provincial granted.”

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Depicting puns to help a cause Psychiatric nurse Glenda Steffler and photographer husband Steve Steffler are using fun photos to raise money for the Victoria Women’s Transition House. Participants pay $20 to have their photos taken in garb that helps depict a pun – defined as “the humorous use of a word or phrase as to suggest a different meaning or application.” The photos will be compiled in a book, with sales going to the transition house. Entry fees will also be donated to the shelter, which provides counselling and temporary housing for abused women. For more info go to

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Moms and babes aim for record Libraries host breastfeeding event Saturday Natalie North News staff

Babies and books converge this weekend as a global parenting event takes on a new twist on Vancouver Island. On Oct. 1, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and Vancouver Island libraries are partnering for the 10th annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, an international event with the goal of setting

This is the first year on Vancouver Island that the event will occur at public libraries, which Strass says is a natural fit. “I’ve heard moms say to me: ‘I love going to the libraries,’” she said. “They’re very family friendly.’” The challenge runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon at all locations. In Greater Victoria, take part at the central branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton St.; at the Juan de Fuca branch, 1759 Island Hwy; and at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Ave. “It’s fun to read, so read while you feed,” Strass added.

the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time. Following the theme of nourishing the mind, groups of mothers, fathers, caregivers and children will meet at public libraries across the Island. After family story time, the latch-on challenge aims to have women from across the world breastfeed their babies in synchronicity. “I think it takes a whole community to support breastfeeding families,” said Peggy Strass, organizing the event for VIHA. Last year, 4,373 children at 216 sites in 18 countries took part in the challenge, which originated in Vancouver.

Model UN conference comes to UVic Natalie North News staff

International media from BBC, Al Jazeera and FOX News are about to descend on the University of Victoria. It’s all part of the UVic Model United Nations Conference that sees high school and university students act as international leaders and debate real global issues. It also includes a mock press conference and media scrum where youth take on the role of hard-hitting journalists for the world’s most popular news sources. “It’s a really great opportunity for budding leaders,” said event organizer Caroline Matthews, secretary general for the UVic Model UN Club. “Basically, they’re solving the world’s problems.” Throughout the year, the club discusses current events and global issues, preparing student delegates to visit other model UN conferences around the world. The goal of the conference, Matthews said, is to foster leadership and enthusiasm for local and international issues.

Students who attend will have the opportunity to research foreign policies and negotiate topics from different global perspectives on UN committees. They’ll also hear keynote talks linked to the conference’s overarching theme: climate change and the environment. Speakers include Michael M’Gonigle, law professor and founding member of Greenpeace, as well as Robert Gifford, an expert in environmental psychology. Last year’s event drew 100 “super-engaged A-types,” Matthew said, noting her hope is to see that number grow by 50 per cent this year. “I’m hoping that by stimulating younger people, they’ll grow into more energized, better leaders.” The conference runs from Oct. 21 to 23 in the school’s engineering and computer sciences building. To register, visit or contact Matthews at for more information. “I like to pretend to solve the world’s problems myself,” she said.


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Meeting helps local concerns be heard It’s been called a water cooler chat for the province’s grassroots politicians. In many ways, a little networking is probably the best thing we can expect to come out of this week’s meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. The gathering in Vancouver of 1,500 councillors, mayors and municipal staff is the best way for the collective concerns Province not of communities to be raised with the levels compelled to of government that listen to councils can make a difference. Take smart meters, for example. While the cities of Victoria and Colwood have each called for the government to issue a moratorium on the installation of the devices, their declarations are little more than an attempt to appease their respective electorates. But if a majority of B.C. municipalities agree with the proposal, the UBCM can issue a statement that, theoretically, carries a lot more clout. The province has said smart meters are here to stay and it is unwilling to change that stance. This might be the best way to manage the program from a technical and administrative point of view, but politically it’s beginning to feel a little too much like the HST “debate” all over again. The reality is – despite the fact we call municipalities local government – they are utterly subservient to their master, the provincial government. And while the province doesn’t have to listen to what individual mayors or councillors say, the annual meeting is a chance to spend a little oneon-one time lobbying a cabinet minister on an issue that he or she might not have the time for on a regular working day. After the UBCM participants agree on what their shared beefs are this year, we don’t expect their resolutions to result in any changes to provincial policies. But we will be paying attention to what our local politicians are saying. With civic elections set for Nov. 19, voters will want to know which names on their ballot have been working to best represent their interests. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Standing O a little too standard The non-standing variation was It was average at best, and undea celebration of lesser conquests, serving of the praise it got. while people would get to their feet A colleague of mine recently for outstanding feats. watched And Slowly Beauty‚ at the Such is not the case today, sadly. Belfry Theatre, yet another play Last year in New York, I saw Mary about finding meaning in one’s life Poppins on Broadway. during a baby boomer’s Certainly, it was an entermid-life crisis. The script taining show, with elabowas born in Montreal rate sets, decent acting and translated to English and lovely voices. But the before the play made its performance garnered way to Victoria. The acttwo – yes, two – standing, good, but not outing ovations. One came standing. before the intermission, And yet, as the curtain the second at the end of drew closed, the audithe show. It was unbelievence rose to its feet. Yet another standing ovation Erin Cardone able. I don’t consider myself for another underwhelmOff the Notepad a tough critic. I don’t ing performance, as it know enough about thewas reported to me. atre or music to pick apart every It’s something I’ve experienced aspect of a performance and anamyself at many a concert. I’ve often been stunned to see my neighbours lyze it. But I have seen enough good acting and music to know what’s in the audience leap from their electrifying and what merely simseats after even the most basic mers. performance. It’s a trend that has I’m blessed to have lived in developed for several years now to Vienna, which is the home of one the point where audiences needn’t of the world’s best opera houses. give a second thought before Those performances earned their launching into a standing O – or standing ovations. rather, a standard O, if you will. Years of grooming went into each Performers themselves are show, the music sent shivers up my lamenting the days when a standspine and the voices of the opera ing ovation erupted from the crowd singers brought tears to my eyes on after a spectacular show. It seems the problem with making a standing several occasions. Shows needn’t be of this magniO standard, is it’s lost all meaning. tude to deserve a standing ovation. Ovations, standing or otherThere’s plenty of top-quality acting wise, seem to have their origins in and musicianship here in Greater ancient Rome.

Victoria that blow audiences out of the water, so to speak. Too many audiences, though, have checked their discerning tastes with their coats. The trend is having a real effect on performers. Recently, I’ve been looking into blogs about standing ovations. Actors and musicians are mourning the loss of meaning in standing Os. When it’s something that occurs after every performance, it no longer awards performers for putting in a spectacular effort. Some blogs attempt to uncover why the standing O has become so standard. Is it increasing ticket prices, and performance-goers’ need to make themselves feel they’ve gotten their money’s worth? Many point to peer pressure – the first few who stand up glare at the rudeness they perceive in others who don’t. Finally, a friend asked why any of this even matters. What’s the harm in standing in appreciation? Like tipping, standing ovations should be for the best of the best, but to the dismay of some, both have become common practice. We’re killing the best method of showing appreciation for a performance that went over and above our expectations. For the sake of those artists, standing ovations must die, for all but the best performances. Erin Cardone is a reporter for the Victoria News.


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Woodland caribou herds are at a crossroads

David Suzuki

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As a nation and a global community, Canada has a history of ignoring environmental crises until it’s all but too late. Many of us remember the 1990s, when tens of thousands of Canadians in the Maritimes lost their livelihoods after overfishing wiped out fish stocks. The boom-and-bust history reflected in the collapse of the East Coast cod fishery, and in logging communities and mining towns, should teach us that when an opportunity to get something right on the environment comes along, we must take immediate action or suffer the inevitable ecological and social consequences of our own shortsightedness. Such a window of opportunity, to protect one of Canada’s most threatened wildlife species, has opened with the long-awaited release of the federal government’s draft recovery strategy for boreal woodland caribou. The boreal caribou is an iconic species threatened with extinction from the Yukon right across the country to Labrador. (The draft strategy is open to public comment until Oct. 25, at www.sararegistry. A major prey species for wolves and other animals, including humans, woodland caribou are critical to

Readers respond: Regionalized efforts could pay off for all municipalities Getting important projects done requires regional co-operation. The $10-million replacement of the Craigflower Bridge using federal gas tax funds is a perfect example. The CRD board supported the application from View Royal and Saanich to access the Federal Gas Tax funds because the Craigflower Bridge is an integral connection in a regionally significant transportation corridor. We should consider all our major infrastructure projects in a regional context. Thirteen municipalities have 13 different lists of important projects. We’re all competing for the same pots of federal and provincial money. Let’s consolidate our lists and identify our common priorities. Speaking with a single voice will get the attention of senior governments. For most residents of the Capital Region, the boundaries that separate Saanich from Victoria, Oak Bay and Esquimalt are immaterial. Commuters travel down our major corridors to get from home to work or school with little regard for the colour of the street signs. Our elected officials need to start viewing the world in similar terms. We’re a region. Let’s act like one. Transportation planning can clearly be shared. Let’s plan our transit routes, bus lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks and trails with the regional commuter in mind. Our vision for growth should be regional too. We have common values. Let’s articulate how we live up to those values through our Regional Sustainability Strategy. Making land-use decisions at the regional

sustaining the health of complex food webs that have evolved over millennia and to the well-being of hundreds of Aboriginal communities in the North that depend on the animal for sustenance and survival. Although woodland caribou were once abundant throughout much of Canada and the northern United States, they have since lost around half of their historical range because of logging, mining, seismic lines, roads, hydroelectric projects, and other developments that have disturbed and fragmented their forest habitat. One endangered herd in Alberta’s tar sands region west of Fort McMurray is at great risk of disappearing. Clear-cutting and no-holds-barred oil and gas exploration and development have affected more than 60 per cent of the habitat of the Red Earth caribou herd, leaving little undisturbed forest where it can feed, breed and roam. If there is good news, it is that the science is clear about what must be done to save this species from extinction. A recent analysis by experts with the International Boreal Conservation Science Panel concludes that governments need to ensure that large stretches of woodland caribou habitat are protected from industrial disturbance.

Specifically, herds will need at least two thirds of their ranges to be maintained in an undisturbed condition or restored to such. In core areas this could mean from 10,000 to 15,000 square kilometres of oldgrowth boreal forest being set aside. Under the federal Species at Risk Act, recovery strategies must use the best available science and traditional Aboriginal knowledge to identify habitat the species needs to survive and recover. The government must also set population objectives and identify threats to species survival and how these threats can be reduced through better management. The federal government has incorporated some of the important ideas advanced by scientists. Under the recovery strategy, core habitat will be protected for about half the herds left in Canada. However, the strategy suffers from serious shortcomings. Many herds, deemed not to be self-sustaining, appear to have been written off to remove barriers to further industrial activities in their habitat, such as tar sands development in Alberta. Instead of protecting and restoring the remaining habitat of these herds, the government is proposing controversial band-aid measures like killing thousands of wolves and other predators.

This kind of management is aimed at stabilizing declining caribou populations rather than recovering them – a contravention of Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Canada’s official recovery strategy and supporting science show that if caribou are to survive, huge areas of the boreal will need to be protected, and we will have to embark on a more ecological approach to industrial development in those places that we exploit for timber and drill, frack, and strip-mine for fossil fuels. Environmentalists and forestry companies are already attempting that by working together under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement to develop joint caribou conservation plans that protect habitat while ensuring the economic viability of companies is maintained. The federal government’s plans will help those herds that have been deemed self-sustaining, but they fall far short of what is necessary to ensure that dozens of herds won’t perish. As such, it is a compromise that is too costly for caribou, and ultimately our own country, to bear. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Terrestrial Conservation and Science Program director Faisal Moola and biologist Jeff Wells. Learn more at

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level, however, doesn’t make sense and isn’t good governance. I hear from residents that they like that they can pick up the phone and call their councillor about a neighbourhood issue. An amalgamated regional government would sever that community relationship. We’d likely have a ward system with two or three local representatives per district on a 20- or even 50-member board. That’s too big, too far removed from local issues and local residents. Let’s let local councils make the local land use decisions. But let’s regionalize the common services and work together on planning and implementing a regional vision. It’s better governance, better service, and it just makes sense. Dean Murdock Saanich councillor

Pensioners suffering in taxation turmoil Enough is enough. Stop taking the money right out of our pockets. You want to reduce carbon? Start by closing all the coal plants and force gas companies to stop using carbon in their gas and oil products. None of this three years garbage, do it now! It’s the same as the HST. We were not consulted it was just rammed down our throats. All the promises from the HST system were lies, so the people thought it might be better. Well, let me tell you, as a person on PWD (disability benefits), I really got shafted. We ended up paying more tax, the B.C. $75 tax credit was discontinued and our GST/HST refunds were reduced by one-quarter to one-third. We have not had a cost of living increase

in our benefits in more than five years. I see this carbon tax as just another money grab that will further deplete lowincome people’s ability to survive. We live on $10,300 gross per year. Will anyone in the government take a salary cut? I don’t think so. Just try to live on $890 a month and see if you can do it. Ron Mason Victoria

Current conditions in B.C. reflect 1930s in NYC What can we learn from Henry LaGuardia and his role in infrastructure and building livable communities? LaGuardia, a Republican, had support across party lines and was very popular in New York during the 1930s. LaGuardia revitalized New York City and restored public faith in city hall. He unified the transit system; directed the building of lowcost public housing, public playgrounds, and parks; constructed airports; reorganized the police force, according to a Wikipedia article. Do any of these objectives seem like the present situation in B.C.? Do we need a unified transit system? Do we need more low-cost housing? Do we need to resolve our infrastructure deficit? Are we facing debt conditions similar to the depression era? Are we arguing over transit governance? Yet it was a conservative Republican who understood that a strong economy needs to provide affordable transportation, housing and other amenities. He understood that spending money on projects that do nothing to improve the livelihood of the average citizen is useless.

Rather, he focused his capital plans on building assets that would transform New York not only into a major financial centre, but also a commercial centre, manufacturing centre, transportation centre and so on. Jack Layton also advocated the need for mass transit to increase accessibility and mobility for low-income people. Both saw the futility of polarized politics during economic distress. Sadly, both pragmatists are gone. Avi Ickovitch Langford

Political attack ads work both ways Re: B.C. importing U.S.-style politics (B.C. Views, Sept. 21) Negative attack ads achieve voter suppression. YouTube’s “Christy Crunch” is just a humorous and accurate portrayal of her policies rather than negative attack ads. It’s the Clark Liberals’ and the Harper Conservatives’ doom-and-gloom style negative attack ads that achieve voter suppression. Otherwise, if “going negative early … worked spectacularly for Harper’s Conservatives,” as Tom Fletcher claimed, what about those attack ads that maligned Jack Layton as well? At least hundreds of thousands of new votes went to the NDP, giving them historic opposition status. So something else is at play below the radar. I can’t see Christy Crunch or Stephen Harper and their privileged or confused followers trying door-to-door for more than a few minutes of photo-ops. Larry Wartel Victoria A10 •

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Students campaign for transit funding Post-secondary students in Greater Victoria are calling on the B.C. government to help them make it to school each morning. The Passed Up? campaign calls for the government to allocate carbon tax money to more adequately fund public transit, which students believe would stop them from being left behind on busy bus routes during peak hours. Students say full buses are passing them by during the morning commute. University of Victoria and Camosun College students say they contribute nearly $5 million to transit through the U-Pass program.

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B.C. Transit scores new revenue after tackling transfer abuse Erin McCracken News staff

Attempts to bolster its coffers are working after B.C. Transit made changes to its bus transfer system in the Capital Region. Bus transfers that were being used repeatedly and sold on the street turned out to be a more expensive problem than B.C. Transit originally thought. It estimated it was bilked out of about $200,000 last year due to transfer fraud.

But B.C. Transit is reporting almost $500,000 in new revenue after it changed the transfer system on June 27. It brought in new date-stamped paper transfers and scaled the transfer window from 90 to 60 minutes. Transfer use was also restricted to one-way trips. “And remember, we’re only part way through the year,” said B.C. Transit president and CEO, Manuel Achadinha. “We were really able to address a lot of the fare evasion (and) conflicts

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Victoria mother granted public hearing into son’s suicide in military barracks Roszan Holmen News staff

For years, Sheila Fynes has insisted the investigation into her son’s suicide was flawed, and now a public hearing will investigate her claims. On March 15, 2008, Cpl. Stuart Langridge hanged himself in his barracks at CFB Edmonton. After tours of duty in Bosnia and Afghanistan, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. He started drinking and attempted suicide six times. Fynes claimed the Canadian Forces National

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Investigation Service’s investigation was biased and aimed at exonerating those involved by painting Langridge as a drug addict. As well, she alleges the investigators failed to disclose to the family a suicide note Langridge wrote. Last year, Victoria MP Denise Savoie brought Fynes to Ottawa to publicize her story. In October 2010, Fynes received an apology from chief of the defence staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk. Now, the Military Police Complaints Commission will hold a public hearing on the investigation. “The decision to hold a public hearing into the complaint reflects the seriousness of the allegations, which strike at the very core of how the military police performs its duties,” the commission said in a statement.

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Victoria SPCA gifted $2 million Roszan Holmen and Charla Huber News staff

Abandoned, lost and suffering animals in Greater Victoria are the beneficiaries of $2.5 million, thanks to an anonymous gift. John Hoole, senior manager of B.C. SPCA’s planned giving department, said the unexpected gift is the largest legacy donation he’s ever seen. Most legacy gifts fall in the range of $10,000 to $20,000. The Victoria branch of the SPCA will receive $2 million of the donation. “It’s great,” said manager Penny Stone, who first learned of the money through a call from the News. The money is earmarked only for capital projects. At this stage, Stone said she doesn’t yet know how it will be used. “I’ve talked to head office and we’re definitely looking at different options as to how to best use this money,” she said. “It will probably be a month before we decide. … Unfortunately it’s not going to help us with our day-to-day operations, which is really sad. I’m thankful and it’s fabulous that somebody gave the money to us (but) it would be nice if we could use it for medical.”

Medical expenses make up one-third of the society’s budget, said Stone, adding she still needs donations to cover these expenses. The remaining $500,000 of the donation will be allocated to the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. “In the long run it will pay for itself,” Hoole said. The centre, based on Malloch Road, currently trucks in its water. The money will allow it to build a water line to the property, helping with the safety and survival of wild animals. “We need the waterline, that’s always been our No. 1 priority,” said Sara

Dubois, B.C. SPCA manager of wildlife services, who managed Wild ARC from 2004 to 2008. “We ran out of water twice this summer.” Wild ARC has about 3,000 gallons of water delivered every two days, adding up to about $25,000 per year, to help clean and care for the 2,000 animals that pass though the facility annually. “Not having water on the property, no pun intended, has been a real drain on resources,” Dubois quipped. The water line will be built by the Capital Regional District starting in January or

February. Wild ARC uses water in pools for aquatic animals, to clean the facility and for drinking water. The timing of the legacy fund couldn’t be better – the centre is currently building a $100,000, 1,500-squarefoot aquatics facility featuring five rehabilitation pools. Wild ARC has been working towards getting piped water since 2006. “This is only happening because someone supported us,” Dubois said. “This is something that has been in the works for years. The reality is we could not have done this alone.”

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Cocktail enthusiasts ready their palates Challenge for bartenders runs throughout weekend Roszan Holmen News staff

Sage, an herb typically relegated to the Thanksgiving dinner table, finds new appreciation at this weekend’s Art of the Cocktail. “I decided to go with sage because it’s an underappreciated herb,” said Janice Mansfield, who is participating in the home bartenders challenge. The competition joins the professional bartenders challenge for the first time this year. “It is called Healthy, Wealthy and Wise,” the Gordon Head resident said. In the old herbalist manuals, sage is associated with wisdom. A gin made with green tea brings longevity and ginger brings health, as well as “a nice bright note,” she added. “It’s a therapeutic cocktail.” Along with five other cocktail enthusiasts (excluding professional bartenders), she’ll mix her own concoction for the judges on the Saturday of the three-day event, run- Janice Mansfield is ning Oct. 1 to 3 at various one of this year’s locations. participants in Art The Art of the Cocktail of the Cocktail. includes an evening of tasting and a series of workshops. “We’ve got the best minds in the cocktail world that are coming here to share their knowledge,” said Scott Amos, a spokesperson for the event. New this year is a wine-cocktail and cured-meats pairing, as well as a version of a pub crawl where participants who hit up at least five of the participating cocktail lounges gain entry to a midnight buffet. The whole event is a fundraiser for the Victoria Film Festival. Last year’s event raised $11,000 for the festival. As well as participating in the home bartenders challenge, Mansfield is also hosting a workshop on how to set up a home bar. Mansfield got into classic cocktails before the culture started catching on in Victoria. “It was hard to find a good drink,” she recalled. Her house bears testament to her passion. A large home bar sprawls across her living room and kitchen. These days, she said, there is a growing list of bars offering a creative list of cocktails, a step above the slushy drinks that sometimes pass for them. Buy tickets or find out more at

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Musical medley part of VCM Presents series Concerts offer jazz, classical, new and re-arranged music Erin Cardone News staff

The haunting rumble of the 103year-old organ shook the pews in Alix Goolden Hall at the hands of seasoned organist Nicholas Fairbank. Immediately following him was the shiver-inducing voice of Kathryn Whitney, then a piano duel performance, followed by an improv jazz number. The mini-concert Tuesday offered “a taste” of what’s to come in the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s “VCM Presents” concert series, said conservatory dean and artistic director, Jamie Syer. The lineup “fits the idea that this is going to be a series that makes the music come off the stage.” Starting next month and running until May 2012, the series includes six shows from a wide range of musical talents from Greater Victoria and away. It begins with the Cecilia String

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Guitarist Rob Cheramy, left, bassist Joey Smith and saxophonist Gordon Clements perform a jazz number in the Alix Goolden Peformance Hall on Pandora Avenue. The trio were performing at the launch of the VCM Presents concert series. Quartet, which won the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The four women – MinJeong Koh and Sarah Nematallah play violin, Caitlin Boyle, the viola, and Rachel Desoer, cello – perform

Sunday, Oct. 16 at Alix Goolden Hall. The next day at 5 p.m. they play a special master class concert for conservatory students and the public in Wood Hall off Johnson

Street. Admission to the Monday performance is by donation. On Nov. 20, faculty members play a variety of compositions by conservatory artists, including two pieces that will be played for the public for the first time. The program includes rearrangements of contemporary music on cello, viola, guitars and percussion. The next concert is January Jazz with trumpeter/pianist Brad Turner. He’ll join up with faculty member Joey Smith on bass, George McFetridge on guitar and Gordon Clements on sax. Later comes “Duelling Pianos” in February, the Faculty Spotlight in April and Sara Davis Buechner on piano in May. “There’s very good variety,” Joey Smith said of the series. “It covers all the different aspects of the conservatory.” Syer said the goals of VCM Presents – it’s the first series of its kind at the conservatory – are to bring touring artists to Victoria, to give an outlet for faculty to perform and to create concert opportunities for people who love to play. People attending the concerts might find themselves enjoying a

different musical style, he added. “Whatever you think is your favourite (style), come for it all, because you might be surprised.” Ticket information is available at the conservatory office, 900 Johnson St., online at www.vcm. or by calling 250-386-5311. All scheduled performances happen at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave.

Conservatory kids ■ As part of VCM Presents, the conservatory hosts a Children’s Concert Series with mini-lessons and presentations for kids and adults. ■ The first is Carnival of the Animals (Oct. 8 at 3 p.m., Wood Hall). Other concerts are The Magic Flute in February and The Little Prince in May. ■ Tickets: $30 for the series or $12 per concert for kids; $35/$15 for adults.

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Orchestra takes fond look back The Palm Court Light Orchestra presents the first concert of its silver jubilee season tomorrow (Oct. 1) at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, “Roses of Picardy.” The night features a grand smorgasbord of Palm Court favourites drawn from the last 25 years and the orchestra’s five commercial CD recordings. Joining the orchestra for this nostalgic look back is mezzo-soprano Sarah Fryer, who will perform six pieces. Tickets for this concert and others during the season are available at the UVic Centre box office, or by calling 250-721-8480.

Mezzosoprano Sarah Fryer performs tomorrow (Oct. 1) with the Palm Court Light Orchestra in the kickoff concert to its 25th season. Photo contributed


Maasai choir brings message of hope

Six members of the En-Kata choir from Tanzania are performing in Greater Victoria this weekend to start an international tour focused on hope, faith and celebration. “Hope of the Maasai” relays Africa’s story in the Maa language, as performed through songs and dance by choristers who have faced the horrors of HIV-AIDS, other diseases and poverty up close. The concerts are scheduled for tonight (Sept. 30) at 7 p.m., at the North Douglas Pentecostal Tabernacle (675 Jolly Pl.); Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Westsong Community Church (Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Ave.), and Sunday at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church

(1800 Quadra St.). Admission is free, but donations will be accepted, to go towards construction of schools in Tanzania.

New exhibits at Winchester

Oak Bay resident and painter Avis Rasmussen travelled the Rhine River in July 2011 and painted to tell about it. Her watercolours were completed in the plein air of Zurich, Strasbourg, Speyer, Rudesheim and other towns. An exhibit of her resulting work opens tomorrow (Oct. 1) at Winchester Galleries, 2260 Oak Bay Ave. Rasmussen will be in attendance from 1 to 5 p.m. Also opening that day is an exhibit of illustrator Doug Fraser’s oil industrial paintings. Both shows run until Oct. 22.

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If you think your doodles are better off being placed at the curb with your recyclables, think again. The Vancouver Island School of Art is accepting doodle submissions, from casual to serious, and silly to profound. They will be displayed on the walls of the school’s Slide Room Gallery for the month of November. Put your doodles in an envelope marked with ‘doodle drawing,’ and include your name and contact details. Submission deadline is Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. The art school is located at 2549 Quadra St. For details, please call 250-3803500 or visit www.vancouver

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Oak Bay’s Ottavio hosts annual Oktoberfest Join Ottavio Italian Bakery and Deli this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Oktoberfest in Oak Bay Village. Enjoy a whole host of German-inspired flavours, including sausages and sauerkraut from Galloping Goose Sausages, mustard and schinkenspeck tasting, hand-made wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut and spatzle, and hot Bavarian pretzels and mustard. Phillips Brewing will be on hand for beer tasting while Mary Ross will entertain with live accordion music. For more information contact Andrew at 250592-4080.



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As the calendar turns to October, Victoria’s galleries have opened a whole slate of new shows, perfect for welcoming the fall arts season. On Broad Street, West End Gallery presents a show of bright, bold, dynamic landscapes by painter Paul Jorgensen, Oct. 1 to 13. Next, from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3 will be an exhibit of works by B.C. painter Rod Charlesworth. “With an abundance of dramatic scenery to choose from and endless inspiration readily available, this collection showcases the wonders of the land. Rustic scenery is painted with brilliant thick, broad strokes to emphasize the light and depth in each painting, creating a distinct and consistent style.” Downtown’s Madrona Gallery presents a solo exhibit of new works by Rick Bond Oct. 1 to 15, featuring pieces from his three most recognized bodies of work: West Coast landscapes, streetscapes and musicians. Join the gallery and artist for an opening

reception Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria recently launched its show of Indian and Persian Miniature paintings from the collections of the Art Gallery and the Maltwood Collection of the University of Victoria. The exhibit, looking at beautifully painted book illustrations from 16th to 19th century Persia and 17th to 19th century India, continues through Nov. 20.

WEST END GALLERY: Rod Charlesworth, Forest Path, Autumn Woods

In Oak Bay, through Oct. 15, Red Gallery presents I Love Lucy and other gallery favourites, followed

by Across the Generations with Glenlyon Norfolk art students Oct. 16 to 29. Nearby, Eclectic Gallery presents West Coast Images, en plein air paintings Continued on next page

art events about town Art at The Oswego:

Every September, Shoppers Drug Mart® stores across Canada put up a Tree of Life, and you, our customers give generously to fill it with paper leaves, butterflies and cardinals, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to women’s health initiatives in your community. Over the years, you’ve contributed over $14.7 million and we’re hoping you’ll help us make a difference again this year. Visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart between September 17 and October 14 and buy a leaf ($1), a butterfly ($5), or a cardinal ($50) to help women’s health grow in your community. To find out which women’s charity your local Shoppers Drug Mart store supports visit

The Oswego Hotel and The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria have announced a new collaboration to provide a high-profile, contemporary exhibition space to showcase Victoria’s leading artists. “Art at The Oswego” will launch with a public opening at the hotel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Every six weeks a new solo exhibition will open featuring an artist from the Art Gallery’s Art Rental & Sales Program. Artists will be available on-site at various times throughout each exhibition. Art at The Oswego will be housed in the hotel’s signature restaurant, The O Bistro. Victoria artist and finearts educator Krystyna Jervis will be the first exhibiting artist, with 25 works including assemblages under plexiglas, sand and acrylic paintings and other mixed media treatments.

Carving in Brentwood: On the Peninsula, the Brentwood Bay Lodge hosts a Wood Carving Demonstration with Don Bastian this Saturday, Oct. 1. Stop by from from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to watch a wood carving demonstration by the local artist and carver, whose creative furniture pieces are inspired by rugged West Coast nature. • A17

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Caregiving for someone with dementia? The Alzheimer Society of B.C. has support groups for caregivers. Contact the Alzheimer Resource Centre at 250-3822052 for information and to register. Fridays – Church of Our Lord Thrift Shop, 626 Blanshard St. (at Humboldt), 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Household items, clothing, jewellery and more. Parking at rear of church. FMI: 250-383-8915. Fridays – Oak Bay United Church Thrift Shop/Annex, corner Granite & Mitchell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Furniture, household goods, gently used clothing including boutique, jewellery, art, books, etc. FMI: 250-598-5021, ext 0. Thursdays – Capital Mental Health Association free drop-in Anxiety Management Support Group, with Dr. Tom Lipinski, registered psychologist, Bridge Centre, 125 Skinner St. 7 to 8:30 p.m. FMI: 250-389-1211 or 778-433-3822. Oct. 1 – Oak Bay United Church’s first Fall Saturday Sale, corner Granite & Mitchell Sts.,10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fur-

niture, household goods, art, jewellery, toys, books. FMI: 250-598-5021 Ext 0. Oct. 1 – Victoria Genealogical Society workshop: Researching your ancestors in eastern Europe, 10 a.m. to noon at 947 Alston St. Members/$10; non-members/$15 Register at 250-360-2808. FMI: www.victoriags. org Oct. 1 – Free Qi Gong Workshop, 12 to 2 p.m. at Teas n Beans Café, 877 Goldstream Ave. Learn about Qi and Yin/Yang, how to balance and energize your Qi, “Ear Acupuncture” to cleanse the body and calm the mind, and more. Oct. 2 – Join local Olympic athletes and compete in “goofy Olympic games” in support of Team 4 Hope, a local team running in the Nike Women Marathon for kids with cancer, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Galey Farm, 4510 Blenkinsop Rd. Food, games and family fun. All proceeds directly benefit pediatric cancer research at BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Genome Centre. FMI:

Oct. 6 – Royal BC Museum fundraising gala Artifact or Artifiction. Tickets $150 each (HST-free with a 10-per-centdiscount for museum members), available by phone at 250-387-7222 or online at Oct. 6 – Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, a free workshop at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Rd., 1 to 3 p.m. Register, at 250-477-4401 Oct. 7 – Fantastic Fridays offers family fun at St. Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., featuring Messy Church. Free, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner provided. FMI: 250-477-6741 or Oct. 13 – Women & Heart Disease presentation by Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor Carolyn Thomas, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Monterey Recreation Centre, All welcome; admission free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required at 250-370-7300. Send non-profit events to

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Continued from previous page by Victoria’s Desiree Bond. On exhibit from Oct. 3 to Nov. 12, with an open reception Oct. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., the show reflects the West Coast of Vancouver Island that has provided the artist with endless inspiration. Oak Bay’s Winchester Gallery welcomes two exhibits this month, Avis Rasmussen’s Rheinland Plein Air Paintings and Douglas Fraser’s After Print, both showing Oct. 1 to 22. Join the gallery for an opening reception Oct. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit Saanich’s Burnside neighbourhood and the Morris Gallery to take in a juried exhibit by the Federation of Canadian Artists – Victoria Chapter. Showing from Oct. 1 to 31, with an opening reception tonight (Friday) from 7 to 9 p.m., up to 60 pieces will be chosen from more than 30 of the region’s top artists. Jenny Waelti-Walters and Frances Baskerville join together for What Bodies Say, showing through Oct. 23 at the Gallery Café, at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. Join the artists for a tour and talk this morning (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. In the centre’s New Gallery, enjoy submissions from the Monday Magazine Photo Contest through Oct. 8, to be followed by Clearing Path: An artist’s personal war against landmines, featuring sculptures in welded steel and found objects from Jan Johnson and paintings, art installation and mixed media by Roberto Maralag. View the exhibit from Oct. 12 to 31, with an opening reception Oct. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Head to Sidney Oct. 14 to 16 for the annual Sidney Fine Art Show at the Mary Winspear Centre, featuring juried artwork from some of the Island’s finest artists. Presented by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, the show is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15 and until 5 p.m. Oct. 16. On the West Shore, join the Coast Collective Art Centre through Oct. 9 for Food for Thought, featuring work by more than 20 artists, followed by Aspect/ Strata by Paul Shepherd Oct. 12 to 23; meet the artist Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.


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Living Zen After spending years cultivating a living plant, it’s not easy letting go Natalie North News staff

Buckets of cut flowers line one nook of Yukiyasu Kato’s floral shop. Stacks of pots and coloured papers fill the room. But it’s not the materials in Kato’s shop that define his business, rather, how he uses them to uphold the centuries-old tradition of ikebana: the art of flower arrangement, also known as kado. “Do,” Kato said. “A way of life, a discipline.” Prefaced with “ka,” meaning flower in Japanese, the result is rather philosophical. Kato is trained in sogetsu-ryu, an 80-year-old “very contemporary” style of floral design that, like all ikebana, follows the same fixed triangular pattern representing heaven, Earth and man. It’s a skill he first learned from his mother, an expert in the 400year-old style of ko-ryu.

The 58-year-old former school teacher trained formally for 10 years in Japan before opening Zen Floral Studio on Quadra Street. “I wanted to do something artistic so I chose ikebana. This was a hobby,” he said. For Kato, ikebana is about “seeking a second life.” The back entrance to the studio, where Kato also teaches lessons in ikebana, is decorated in bonsai trees. He’s devoted many years to growing miniature adult trees – an art he learned from his father, Kato doesn’t believe there is a greater meaning to be gleaned from raising the trees (his oldest is 90). However, he still spends years shaping many of them to follow the heaven, Earth and man triangular shape. “It’s like a long-span pet,” he said. “My father used to tell me: speak to your bonsai.” Mark Paterson, a local bonsai producer and active member of the Vancouver Island Bonsai Club, to which Kato also belongs, gave props to Kato’s ability to expand the local bonsai community by sharing work he’s taken years to refine. “Yuki selling trees is a nice part of that lifeline because not too

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Yukiyasu Kato holds up one of his juniper bonsai trees at Zen Floral Studio on Quadra Street. many of us are willing to take that inventory and take care of it until somebody buys it from us,” Paterson says. When Paterson started growing bonsai a decade ago, he was convinced that there was a deeper

meaning behind bonsai. Now it’s a way of life for the Saanichite. “I kind of got into it because I like Japan and I like trees, but now it’s such a part of my everyday life,” Paterson said, “like brush-

ing my teeth or paying my car insurance that I’m not sure about anything else anymore. I really love these trees. “It gets better and better the longer you have it,” Paterson added.


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DO you have UN-USED Acreage? My name Liz and I am looking for 0.5 acre or more of arable land to lease for my organic veggie farm business. Benefits to you: reduced property taxes with “farmland” tax rate, and weekly box of free veggies. What I need: fenced in, water access, multi-year contract, rate of $500/acre/year or less, plus water usage. Contact or 250-580-3875.

SIDNEY. 2-BDRM (Lrg master), 2 bath, updated. F/P, patio, laundry, garage. $1595. (250)656-8912, (250)744-8967 SIDNEY DUPLEX, SXS, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, F/S, N/S, N/P, fenced yard, refs, avail now, $1325 + utils. 250-656-4003.



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

SIDNEY: DELIGHTFUL Garden suite, furnished. Walk to work, amenities & ocean. NS/NP. $895. (250)656-9194.



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

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

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


CALL: 250-727-8437

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Garage Sales #ALLÖ  ÖTOÖPLACEÖYOURÖGARAGEÖSALEÖADÖ ANDÖRECEIVEÖ&2%%ÖBALLOONS ÖINVENTORYÖANDÖTIPÖSHEETSÖ ANDÖBRIGHTÖYELLOWÖGARAGEÖSALEÖSIGNSÖ GARAGE SALES ATTENTION BARGAIN Hunters! The annual St. Andrew’s & Caledonian Society White Elephant Sale will be held on Sat, Oct 1, 10am-2pm at the United Chapters Hall, 3281 Harriet Street (beside Rudd Park). Tea, coffee and baked goodies will also be available.

GARAGE SALES One Percent Realty V.I.



BRENTWOOD BAY, 1 bdrm, on bus route, all utils incl’d, shared W/D, $750 mo, N/S, N/P, Oct. 1, 250-652-8516.

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see

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. COLWOOD- 1 bdrm suite, utilities included, cat ok, N/S. $850. (250)478-4418.

SIDNEY 2BDRM. Quiet, NS/ NP, $825. Reduced rent for quiet, single. 250-655-1863. SIDNEY, GRD level, quiet bdrm + office, 1000 sq bright, private patio. Close town & bus, N/S, $875 mo utils, 778-426-1817.

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Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped! ISLAND AUTO Body & Paint, 25 yrs. 1210 Stelly’s X Road. 250-881-4862.

SIDNEY, WEST- 750sq ft, 1 Bdrm, newly painted, bright above ground suite, nice quiet neighbourhood. 2 min walk to bus stop or 10 min walk to Sidney. Includes water, hydro, garbage/recycle, net. NS/NP. $800. Avail Oct 1, 2011. Call 250-744-8715.


SUITES, UPPER ROYAL BAY, (Colwood), 1 bdrm, 4 appls, W/D in suite, priv ent/prkg, N/S, N/P, $800 mo, avail now. 250-595-1193.


SAANICHTON: RENO’D, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1400sqft, 15mins dwtwn, deck, fenced, garage, walk ocean, close to ammens, bus. Peaceful area. N/S, small pet, $1500 +shared util’s. Oct. 1. (250)655-0717.

$50-$1000 CASH

SIDNEY 2 BDRM upper suite, large kitchen & living room, patio, lots of storage, W/D. N/S, no dogs. $1100 + utils. Avail now. (250)889-6276.

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SIDNEY BACHELOR suite. $695 mo. inclds utils & W/D. Avail immed. (250)656-6972. SIDNEY: QUIET cozy 1 bdrm, W/D, utils incld, NS/NP, completely furnished. Avail. immed $995/mo. (250)656-7184.

WANTED TO RENT 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.


For scrap vehicle

858-5865 SPORTS & IMPORTS 2012 FORD Mustang Club of America Special Edition. 6 cylinder, 305 HP. Grabber Blue, 600 km, satellite radio. Showroom condition. Lottery winner, $25,000. Call 250-956-2977. MAZDA MIATA, Special Edition 1992. Black with tan leather interior, power windows, 182,340 km. t’s a beauty! $4600. (250)385-0876.

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


COLWOOD- 2 level, 1 bdrm. Laundry, parking, close to bus. $900 inclusive. NS/NP. 250-380-0700.


FAIRFIELD. SATURDAY Oct. 1st, 9am - 1pm. 1230 Richardson.

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

MOVING SALE. Books, dresser, desk, t.v. table. and many other items. Sat. 1st Oct. 9.00-1.00. Please no early birds. 4378 Torrington Place .

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.

OAK BAY- 1345 Monterey Sat, Oct 1, 9am-2pm. Collectibles! Lots of good stuff!

HILLSIDE: THE Pearl; 2 bdrm condo, 6 appl’s, parking, storage. NS/NP. $1500/mo. Call (250)652-6729.

GOLDSTREAM AREA, newly reno’d & furn’d, 1400 sq ft, lndry & H/D TV incl, lrg deck & yard, prkg, $650 mo, utils incl’d. Call Ray 250-884-0091.

SIDNEY 2BDRM bsmt, private entrance, NS/NP, refs req’d $860/mo.+utils. 250-514-9618.

ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $860/mo. Avail Oct. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.


GLANFORD AREA, 2 bdrm bsmt suite, avail now, $1000 mo, no lndry, N/S, N/P, 250479-9569 or 250-514-2007.

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

GORGE/ADMIRALSvery quiet, furnished 1 bdrm, private entrance, NS/NP. $850 inclusive. 250-580-0460.


HAPPY VALLEY (Latoria), grd level, 1100 sq ft, newly reno’d, gas F/P, hdwd flrs, 6 appls, wifi, all utils, N/S, N/P, ref’s, Oct. 1, $1000 mo, 250-478-8795.

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BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. DRYWALL, BOARDING & Taping. 30+ yrs exp. Smaller jobs preferred. (250)812-5485 DRYWALL- NO payment required till job is finished. (250)474-9752. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

10% OFF! Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trim. 250-479-6495.

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

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

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

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


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

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.

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

ELECTRICAL AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518



HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. 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.

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

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.

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

AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 DPM SERVICES:Maintenance Lawns, clean-ups, pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. 250-883-8141.

Fall Lawn and Garden Services. Insured, WCB, Free Estimates. 250-884-9493

GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680.

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

ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611.

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THE CARPENTER & Sons. Renos, Suites, Painting. Guaranteed. Darren (250)217-8131

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


From the Ground Up

LEVEL GROUND Landscaping

EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.


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

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

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

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

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

ABSOLUTELY the best around 30YRS EXP. Mick, Creative Handyman, All skills, Tooled, Insured. Guaranteed 250-886-7525


FURNITURE REFINISHING 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.

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

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

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

BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Lowest Price. Free Estimates. Call 250-896-6071. MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. (250)3880278.


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

BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. ✭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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278. MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278. M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.


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.

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.


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. (250)388-0278.


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

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

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.

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278. MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & F/P repairs. Chimney re-pointing. 250-478-0186.

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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


250-652-2255 250-882-2254

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




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.

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Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Sept.29-Oct.5 edition of

3238 Harriet

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

126-75 Songhees, $995,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

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Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628

6-100 Niagara

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301-373 Tyee Rd, $439,900

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

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

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1537 Hampshire, $589,000 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

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770 Linkleas, $625,000 Sunday 1-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave O’Byrne 250 361-6213 pg. 12

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

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

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Steve MacDonald, 250-477-7291

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

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114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

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

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939 Inskip, $349,999 pg. 33

70-850 Parklands, $399,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gina Sundberg, 250-812-4999

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7-704 Rockheights, $599,900 Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 42

Saturday 3:30-5 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 40

454 Sturdee St, $969,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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

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Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender 250 385-2033

743 Rockheights Ave.

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942 Reeve Place, $419,900

295 Bessborough Ave pg. 12

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

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

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

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

pg. 5

Sunday 1-3 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Mike Pearce, 250-382-6636

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17 Jedburgh, $487,000 pg. 13

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

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Sunday 1-3 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

pg. 37

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Nicole Goeujon, 250-478-9600

828 Leslie Dr, $639,000 pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

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

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106 pg. 3

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Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Rob Hosie, 250-385-2033

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1178 Woodheath Lane, $714,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

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

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Tom Muir 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Steve Blumberg, 250-360-6069

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Vinnie Gill, 250-744-3301

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Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124

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3131 Esson Rd., $449,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

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140 Kamloops, $514,900 pg. 20

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

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2931 Earl Grey St, $499,900 pg. 41

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

4792 Beaver Rd, $1,195,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney,250-384-8124

pg. 22

501 Pamela, $575,000 pg. 19

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

425 Kerr, $399,900

2909 Phyllis St, $1,195,000

639 Ridgebank, $575,000

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

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781 Canterbury, $624,900 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Stuart Price, 250-479-3333

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1-630 Huxley St, $350,000

1877A Feltham Rd, $609,900

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge, 250-818-6146

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36 Regina Ave., $569,000

5041 Lochside, $765,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353

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354 Gorge Rd W, $639,000

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

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

Saturday 1-3 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

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

920 Woodhall Dr, $639,500

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten,250-479-3333

4038 Carey Rd., $389,900

3945 Carey Rd, $679,000

4674 Lochside, $1,098,000 Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

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3074 Millgrove, $399,000

4329 Faithwood, $744,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

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245/247 Regina, $519,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Shack, 250-384-8124

12-759 Sanctuary Crt, $539,900

Saturday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

33-5110 Cordova Bay, $469,800

3833 Holland Ave, $534,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Darren Day, 250-478-9600

4190 Kashtan Pl, $549,900

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

890 Snowdrop, $450,000

785 Claremont Ave., $1,048,000

Saturday & Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

307-1009 Mckenzie Ave, $165,900

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3815 Campus Cres, $679,900 pg. 11

111 Marler, $459,000 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Robert Hahn, 250-744-3301

891 Claremont Ave, $888,000

76-14 Erskine Lane, $439,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

1616 Longacre Dr, $579,000

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Holly Harper 250 888-8448

Saturday 11-1 Burr Properties Ltd Chris Gill, 250-382-6636

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-479-3333

pg. 33

3-4771 Cordova Bay, $895,000

401-877 Ellery St, $309,900

pg. 19

2927 Ilene, $599,900

5015 Georgia Park Terr. $834,900 pg. 18

pg. 11

29-14 Erskine, $429,900

pg. 20

4268 Panorama, $542,500 pg. 18

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Northstar Rossana Klampfer 250 217-5278

1663 Bisley, $619,000

Saturday & Sunday DFH Real Estate Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

656 Grenville, $489,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dana Reiter, 250 384-8124

pg. 21

4300 Maltwood Cl, $787,000

1064 Colville, $499,000

10 Helmcken Rd

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

508-365 Waterfront, $429,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

876 Craigflower, $549,900

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900

19-127 Aldersmith, $474,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

1515 Regents Pl., $827,500

654 Langford, $449,000

Sunday 11-1 Cornerstone Properties Josh Prowse 250 661-5674

4343 Cedar Hill, $575,000

1627 Hybury, $664,990

206-3252 Glasgow, $187,500

Saturday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

1671 Elford, $499,900

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

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

357 Kinver St, $589,900

Sunday 2-4 Cornerstone Properties Josh Prowse 250 661-5674

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

4520 Rithetwood, $799,000

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

858 Parklands, $429,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Andrew Hobbs, 250-382-6636

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Colin Holliday-Scott, 250-384-7663

pg. 40

876 Colville Rd, $439,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 19

996 Owlwood, $689,900

1033 Wychbury, $465,000

3075 Eastdowne, $839,900

304-1593 Begbie, $324,900

924B Richmond, $475,000

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing 250 477-7291

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

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

1106-707 Courtney St, $599,900

1551 Bay St, $399,900

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

pg. 43

112 Prince Edward Dr, $970,000

71 Government St, $489,000

402-1000 McClure, $244,900

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

307-951 Topaz, $299,900

303-1055 Hillside, $274,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

pg. 10

205-1593 Begbie, $249,900

608-68 Songhees, $1,349,000

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Dave Bhandar 250 384-8124

pg. 11

5-710 Linden Ave.

604-75 Songhees, $725,000

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Cornerstone Properties Josh Prowse 250 661-5674

pg. 14

1146 Richardson, $419,000

1261 Rockland, $799,000

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

Saturday 10-12 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Brian Graves, 250-477-7291

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

520 St. Charles St, $1,075,000

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

pg. 8

401-1325 Harrison, $285,000

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Chris Gill, 250-382-6636

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jeannie Dewhurst 250 384-8124

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

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

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

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $895,000

105 Ladysmith St, $589,900

306-120 Douglas St, $449,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ronan O’Sullivan 250-744-3301

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

3182 Wessex Close pg. 8

604-373 Tyee Rd, $309,900

#31-416 Dallas Rd., $545,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

pg. 6

108-1560 Hillside

2239 Shelbourne, $399,000 Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Saturday 2-4 Boorman Real Estate Dean Boorman 250 595-1535

pg. 6

2487 Eastdowne, $769,500

407-380 Waterfront, $429,900

1058 Summit, $559,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Amarjeet Gill 250 744-3301

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

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

305-75 Songhees, $625,000

Sunday 12-1:30 Burr Properties Ltd Mike Pearce, 250-382-6636

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

pg. 9

208-11 Cooperage, $498,000 pg. 11

pg. 17

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

530 Harbinger Ave, $799,000

307-420 Parry, $334,500

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters,250-479-3333

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

780 Johnson Street, $419,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Kim Emerson, 250-385-2033

1169 Hadfield, $539,000

2360 Rosario, $699,000

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893 Daily 12-5 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy 250 686-7789

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

pg. 21

1217 Oxford St, $574,000

205-936 Fairfield Road, $345,000

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate 250 383-7100

3669-1507 Queensbury, $464,900

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 21

9-4350 West Saanich, $399,900 pg. 19

Sunday 1-2 Re/Max Camosun Shane King 250-744-3301

pg. 22


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103-3157 Tillicum, $199,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

863 Brentwood Heights, $499,900 pg. 10

630 Sedger, $520,000

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

pg. 23

pg. 5

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

pg. 3

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 23

851 Verdier Ave, $1,049,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-812-7212

pg. 34

pg. 25

8784 Pender Park, $825,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Jean Thorndycraft 250 384-8124

pg. 24

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

pg. 44

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 25

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

pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 26

pg. 11

pg. 24

2320 Oakville Ave

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Nancy McLean, 250-656-0911

pg. 6

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

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

pg. 25

Sunday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

pg. 24

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

pg. 41

pg. 3

pg. 6

pg. 41

pg. 11

Saturday & Sunday 12-5 Re/Max Camosun Keith Ferguson 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-812-5333

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Deidra Junghans 250 474-6003

pg. 23

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

pg. 6

pg. 42

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

pg. 25

604 Stewart Mtn Rd, $729,000 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

1826 Millstream Rd, $724,900 pg. 23

Sunday 3-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

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

pg. 42

pg. 26

pg. 31

1919 Maple Avenue pg. 28

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

pg. 10

121-6838 Grant Rd, $299,000 pg. 29

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

pg. 30

pg. 11

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

2540 McClaren Rd, $558,000 pg. 27

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Laidlaw, 250-474-4800

Friday 12-2 SmartMove Real Estate Melanie Meades, 250-812-4765

pg. 34

1019 Skylar Circle pg. 28

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-478-9600

pg. 28

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

pg. 29

pg. 27

pg. 29

pg. 28

pg. 29

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

pg. 6

4252 Metchosin Rd, $499,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Darren Day, 250-478-9600

pg. 27

723 Windover Trc., $879,000 Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 28

2200 Harrow Gate, $639,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100

pg. 26

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

pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Darren Day, 250-708-2000

pg. 26

994 Dunford pg. 12

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

969 Glen Willow, $509,000 pg. 28

pg. 35

206-611 Goldstream, $247,900

541 Langvista Dr, $459,900 pg. 29

pg. 40

Park Place, $359,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Duncan Kim Johannsen 250 748-7200

453 Atkins Rd, $584,900

2878 Canyon Park Pl, $469,900 pg. 26

2493 Boompond, $599,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

974 Wild Blossom, $599,900 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 43

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes - Sooke Shayne Fedosenko 250-642-3240

962 Glen Willow, $354,900

Sunday 12:30-2:00 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683

408-3226 Jacklin $279,900 pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

pg. 42

620 Seascape, $1,149,000

3735 Ridge Pond, $619,900

3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Laidlaw 250 474-4800

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mel Jarvis 250-661-5180

3910 Metchosin, $1,084,000

306-2745 Veteran’s Memorial, $249,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

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

3705 Wild Berry Bend

100 & 200-974 Preston Way Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun George Wall, 250-744-3301

pg. 29

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900

116-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900

pg. 23

2034 Teale Pl, $465,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Gaye Phillips, 250-655-0608

pg. 28

201-3220 Jacklin Rd, $309,900

106-7088 West Saanich, $449,000 Saturday 11-12 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Jordan Thome 250 477-5353

pg. 27

6539 Grant E, $419,000

3463 Yorkshire Pl, $599,000

3686 Wild Country, $624,000

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

pg. 28

3330 Wishart Rd., $398,900

1722 Barrett, $649,600 pg. 23

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

422 Owens

613 Amble Pl, $499,900

23-2560 Wilcox Terr, $349,000

306-9900 5th St., $219,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ron Phillips 250-655-0608

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

754 Braemar, $749,900

2024 Sunfield, $319,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 23

6778 Central Saanich, $515,000

8903 Haro Park, $684,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

pg. 23

1580 Sylvan, $1,049,000

2420 Mount Baker, $699,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 24

1824 Mt. Newton X Rd, $549,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Shack, 250-384-8124

pg. 10

101 & 201-608 Fairway, $299,900 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Daryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

pg. 28

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900

2694 Fergus, $364,900

pg. 26

1115 Sluggett Rd., $629,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Steve Alford 250-477-7291

pg. 25

Unit 63-1255 Wain Rd., $529,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Smith 250-477-7291

31-7401 Central Saanich

pg. 26

563 Brant Pl., $640,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200

pg. 7

3445 Karger, $589,900

974 Moss Ridge, $649,900 Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

pg. 41

241 Steller Crt, $469,900

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

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

100-644 Granrose Ter, $429,000 Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 27

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

224 Seafield, $479,000

3067 Alouette

104-2286 Henry Ave. Saturday 11-12:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Giovanna, 250-477-5353

8545 Bourne, $694,900

pg. 26

2415 Amherst, $419,900 Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

2032 Sunfield, $199,000

pg. 25

6566 Rey Rd, $579,900

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

1286 Knute Way, $499,999

pg. 24

9355 Village Way, $215,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 29

3365 St. Troy Pl, $464,900 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

803 Cecil Blogg, $519,900

662 Goldstream, $249,900

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

231-2245 James White

Saturday 1-2:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Giovanna Balaiban 250 477-5353

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

3134 Wishart Rd, $479,900

2023 Sunfield, $214,000 pg. 22

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

6-2711 Jacklin Rd, $269,900

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Sept.29 -Oct.5 edition of

31-2771 Spencer Rd, $274,900

pg. 23

6816 Jedora Dr, $548,800

2898 Murray

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

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

8330 West Saanich, $799,000

10-3338 Whittier Ave, $419,000 Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

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

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Junior-B returns to West Shore for 2012-13 season Charla Huber News staff

Now that the Westshore Stingers have been laid to rest, a new junior-B hockey team will rise from the ashes next season. Four West Shore businessmen have banded together to purchase the rights to a franchise in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, effectively replacing the Stingers. Kory Gronnestad, Ken Carson, Dave Horner and Derrick Hamilton are in the process of buying the franchise rights and plan to keep the junior-B team on the West Shore. Carson is the owner of Carson Mechanical, Horner owns Willow Leaf Holdings and Hamilton is co-partner on HHS Drilling and Blasting. Operations for the Stingers have been suspended since December, 2010. The four owners are all friends who live on the West Shore and played as kids, some with the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association, and have children playing for Juan de Fuca. “This is not something we are trying to make money on,” said Carson, who is also president of Juan de Fuca minor hockey. “The team was for sale and we thought it made sense,” said Gronnestad, president of Scansa Construction, based in Langford. The plan is to base the team out of the new Westhills Arena at City Centre Park. The club will be up and running for the 2012-13 season, but the angry mosquito logo won’t return. “We’ll definitely be changing the name,” Gronnestad said, but not yet.

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Kory Gronnestad and Ken Carson are two of the four friends buying the rights to operate a junior-B hockey team on the West Shore. “The name could be tied to a business. We will be getting suggestions from the community, too.” The deal has been crafted through the Stingers’ owner and the league, said VIJHL president Greg Batters. “We are thrilled,” Batters said. “We are just crossing our ‘T’s and dotting the ‘I’s.”

“We didn’t buy the Westshore Stingers, we bought the rights to operate a West Shore junior-B team.” – Kory Gronnestad Starting a team from scratch is never easy, but the new owners will also have to deal the recent history of the team. The Stingers were put on a six-month leave from the league in

December 2010 after a player revolt led to an inability to field enough players to take the ice. The Sooke Stingers started in 2005 and played the past three years out of Bear Mountain Arena. “We didn’t buy the Westshore Stingers, we bought the rights to operate a West Shore junior-B team,” Gronnestad said. “This is a brand new team ... a fresh start.” Player recruitment is nearly underway and the owners are seeking coaches. Training camp will start in August of next year, like the rest of the league. The new owners are keen to give Juan de Fuca minor hockey players the option to continue in junior-B. “Kids want to play hockey in front of their family and friends,” Gronnestad said. “We want to keep the local kids here to play.”

High school wrestlers itching to hit the mat An icon among Victoria school sports, 77-year-old wrestling coach Ed Ashmore, is back to lead the Victoria Bulldogs district school team for one more year. Practices for the club run 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the gymnasium at Cedar Hill middle school, 3910 Cedar Hill Rd. “We’re really excited with lots of returning members this year,” said Ashmore, the commissioner of school wrestling. “It’s been a while since I had kids calling me in June (for the upcoming season). Of course we’re always open to teaching new kids.”

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Vikes visit T-Birds’ player of the week Current national field hockey team player and former Vic High student Robyn Pendleton is the Female Athlete of the Week for the Canada West conference. Pendleton scored three goals in two games to help her UBC Thunderbirds sweep the Calgary Dinos. The fourth-year forward scored twice on Sept. 24 as the Thunderbirds won 3-0 and once more in a 3-1 win on Sept. 25. The UVic Vikes (1-3) visit UBC (3-1) Oct. 1 and 2.

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Rebels at home in third Travis Paterson News staff

Westshore Rebels quarterback Catlyn Todorvich eludes the tackle of Langley Rams’ Buddy Hutcheson at Langley’s McLeod Park on Sept. 24. The Rebels held on for the 35-28 victory. Gary Ahuja/Black Press

The Westshore Rebels’ 35-28 win over the Langley Rams last Saturday cracked the stalemate within the B.C. Junior Football Conference’s power hierarchy. The third-place Rebels (4-4) visit the fifthplace Kamloops Broncos (1-7) on Saturday. With the powerhouse Vancouver Island Raiders (8-0) atop the standings and the Okanagan Sun (7-1) just behind them, the season standings have been set in cement since August. Until last week the Rams held third, the Rebels fourth and the Broncos and Chilliwack Huskers (0-8) the fifth and sixth spots, respectively. Consider this: the Rebels beat the Rams despite the fact the Rebels couldn’t get close to the Sun earlier this season losing 49-7 on Aug. 20 and 69-0 on Sept. 17. The Rams, meanwhile, did much better against the Sun, losing 33-23

on Aug. 6, then nearly upsetting them in a 15-14 loss on Aug. 13. Yet the Rams had little answer for the Rebels offence Saturday as quarterback Catlyn Todorvich spurred a massive effort with 533 yards gained, 357 of them along the ground. The Rams nearly tied the score late in the fourth quarter but a game-saving interception by Michael Hansen sealed the win for the Rebels. The only remaining question now is whether the Rebels will enter the playoffs in third or fourth. The top four teams make the post-season. The Rebels face the Rams once more, Oct. 8 at Bear Mountain Stadium. The Rams can steal third place back with a win by more than seven points – even if the Rebels follow through as heavy favourites and take down the Broncos, and the Rams drop their game to the Raiders this weekend.

‘Eh Blacks’ within reach of Rugby World Cup goal Travis Paterson News staff

From the start of the the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Canada’s only realistic goal was a thirdplace finish. After a 23-23 tie with Japan on Monday that goal is now within reach. The Eh Blacks, as Canada’s (1-1-1) come to be known on home soil, plays the New Zealand All Blacks (3-0) on Saturday (Oct. 1). The game will be aired locally at 7:30 p.m. on TSN. With the draw against Japan, Canada earned two points and have six overall, one ahead of Tonga. The top two teams from each pool move on to the playoff rounds, which in Canada’s pool will almost certainly be New Zealand and France. The gift bag for finishing third, however, is something Canada would love to bring home. Up for grabs is automatic qualification to the 2015 RWC in England, saving Rugby Canada several hundred thousand in costs for qualifying games. It also gains Rugby Canada access to the International Rugby Board wallet, to the tune of increased funding by several million dollars. Lastly, Canada can expect big-name visitors next June as part of the IRB Test window – meaning top ten nations will do outbound tours in June to North America and accept in-bound tours from Canada in November. Recently Canada hasn’t been on that schedule - instead playing Tier II nations such as Belgium, Spain and Portugal. However, Canada can still slip to fourth. Tonga plays France today (Sept. 30) and it’s possible Tonga can earn two bonus points and push past Canada if the latter comes up empty against the All Blacks.

Stats Soccer Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 GP W 1 Cowichan 3 2 2 Gordon Head 2 2 3 Prospect L. 3 2 4 Gorge FC 1 1 5 Sooke Celtic 2 1 6 Bays United 2 1 7 Nanaimo 2 1 8 Vic West FC 3 1 9 Juan de Fuca 3 1 10 Lakehill 3 0

L 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 3

T Pts. 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0

Calendar Soccer

Sat. Oct. 1: VISL Div. 1, Gorge at Bays Utd., 2 p.m. Blanshard field.

Sat. Oct. 1: VISL Div. 1, Lakehill at Juan de Fuca, 7p.m. at Goudy Turf (City Centre Park). Sat. Oct. 1: VISL Div. 1, Prospect Lake at Vic West., 6 p.m. Topaz Park.


Sat. Oct. 1: VIRU, Castaway-Wanderers at James Bay, Div. 1 at 1 p.m., premier at 2:45 p.m., MacDonald Park. Sat. Oct. 1: VIRU Elite men, UVic Vikes at Velox Valhallians, Div. 1 at 1 p.m., premier at 2:45 p.m., Velox Field.


Sat. Oct. 1: BCHL, Nanaimo at Victoria., 7:15 p.m. at Bear Mtn. Arena. • A27

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Inquiry into stillborn baby finds no fault Roszan Holmen News staff

An independent, external review of a stillborn delivery at Victoria General Hospital has concluded the availability of anesthesiologists was not a factor in the case. The review, however, did make several recommendations to improve obstetrics on the Island. The Vancouver Island Health Authority commissioned the review Aug. 19 after anesthesiologist Dr. Sue Ferreira publicly raised questions about a possible link between the incident and a shortage of anesthesiologists. Ferreira said a labouring mother required an emergency caesarean section at a time when the hospital’s lone anesthesiologist was occupied with other surgeries.

“What we know is that there was a delay in care. What we need to find out is whether that delay was the reason this baby did not survive,” Ferreira wrote. On Aug. 9, a woman came to the hospital in labour. After several hours, the fetus showed sudden signs of severe distress. An obstetrician was called and made two failed attempts to deliver the baby. The patient was taken to the operating room for a caesarean. Upon delivery, however, the baby had no heartbeat and did not breathe and attempts at resuscitation did not work. “After examining this case detail the review team was quite satisfied there was no delay in the provision of anesthesia care to the patient,” wrote review lead Dr. Ward Flemons, a professor of medicine at the University of Calgary and board member

Reynolds hosts bottle drive for Cops for Cancer Kyle Slavin

with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “Although for a short period of time the anesthesiologist was responsible for two patients, which although not an ideal situation, did not have any untoward impact on either patient.” While a second anesthesiologist and obstetrician were called in, their service was not required, and the C-section began within about 20 minutes from the time it was called. The timeline meets the guidelines by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Beyond the particulars of this case, however, the review also examined obstetrics more generally in Greater Victoria. It made 21 recommendations. They include the need for a dedicated obstetrical anesthesiology service as soon as possible, and a call for VIHA to establish

UVic students bare down for cancer

Senior’s Day

University of Victoria students will strip down to their skivvies today (Sept. 30) to help raise money for “below the belt” cancer research. The sixth annual UVic Undie Run goes from noon to 3 p.m. to raise awareness about prostate, colorectal, testicular, breast and cervical cancers. The run kicks off at the Petch fountain (in front of the McPherson library) before circling Ring Road. For more information on the run and how to participate, visit

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The empty cans and bottles lying around your garage or messing up your car are in demand this weekend. Reynolds secondary students are in the thick of an intensive 12-day campaign to raise money for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, which will roll through the school next Friday (Oct. 7). On Saturday (Oct. 1) the students will host a bottle drive and car wash at Reynolds (3963 Borden St.) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone looking to drop by to help or donate to the cause is urged to do so. There will also be a dance for adults – alcohol will be served – in the school gym Saturday night (7 p.m. to midnight) featuring music from The Midnights. Tickets are $10 and are available at Reynolds’ front office or at the door. Students from both Reynolds and Lambrick Park will also be out this weekend canvassing neighbourhoods for financial donations for head shaves. Both schools say their core Cops for Cancer fundraising comes from the pledges individual students collect from neighbours, family and friends to shave their heads. To make a donation to Tour de Rock visit www. and look for the link. You can donate to any participating Saanich school by selecting “More” under the Team Rank box.

an equitable pay plan for its obstetricians and anesthesiologists. VIHA says it is working toward both recommendations. Recruiting more obstetric anesthesiologists to the region is also a concern for the B.C. Anesthesiologists’ Society. After a call for applicants by the B.C. Ministry of Health garnered no interest, the society offered to help sweeten the pot, by offering its own funding. “Ministry officials refused the offer, and continue to refuse to discuss the issue with anesthesiologists,” according to society president Dr. James Helliwell. “Government needs to come to the table with a genuine willingness to listen and to come to a solution that meets the needs of pregnant moms,” he said in a statement.


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