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Anyone who’s received pay from the University of Victoria in the last two years should take note: your personal information has been compromised. An electronic storage device with more than 11,000 names, along with social insurance numbers and personal banking information, was taken during a break-in at the university last weekend. “We’re very concerned given the nature of this crime, and the possibility of future crimes,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “The issue for us is someone may portray one of the employees with the personal information contained on this media.” The break-in occurred sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the administrative services building. A ground-floor window was tampered with, and a door forced open. Police say multiple offices in the wing of the building were entered, many of which were forced open. They believe more than one individual was involved in the break-in. Inside the offices, many locked drawers and cabinets were breached. The storage device was inside a locked safe in a locked cabinet in an office. “Our biggest issue now is how do we provide as much information as we can to all the people out there that are concerned,” said Gayle Gorrill, UVic’s vice-president of finance and operations. “I do want to apologize for the concern and frustration … We’re doing all we can to get them the information they need.” PLEASE SEE: Privacy watchdog, Page A13

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Calls resume for Esquimalt to release details of RCMP bid The Coho ferry sails into the Inner Harbour through the Songhees. Black Ball Ferry Line has been bought by the company’s executive management team.

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The executive managers of the Black Ball Ferry Line have bought the company. The Black Ball Ferry Line, which operates the M.V. Coho ferry between Port Angeles, Wash., and Victoria, announced Tuesday the company’s executive management team agreed to purchase it from the Oregon State University Foundation. The sale price was not disclosed. The line was bequeathed to the foundation in 2004 by former owner Lois Acheson as part of a $21-million gift of her estate to establish an endowment in OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “This does justice to Mrs. Acheson’s

gift,” said Victoria-based president Ryan Burles. The company was initially placed in a long-term trust with the intent of preserving its culture and commitment to its employees and the region. “My aunt Lois Bates Acheson’s wishes have been carried out exactly as she would have wanted to the mutual benefit of the Black Ball management group, the Oregon State University Foundation and the College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Donna Lee Schoen, Black Ball Ferry Line trustee and board member. “It was her intention that the Coho ferry would continue to provide longterm employment and continuing service for the Port Angeles and Victoria communities.” The company’s management team includes Burles; CEO Capt. John Cox; senior vice-president of finance David Booth; district manager Rian Anderson, and marketing director Ryan Malane. Aside from Malane who joined the

company last year, the management team members have dozens of years of experience between them. Burles joined Black Ball in 1981 as a dock hand. “I don’t feel any difference between managing and owning,” said Burles, who moved up through the company joining the management team in 2004 and taking the helm in 2007. “I still have a lot of pride and respect for it. My original boss was like a mentor and second father to me, and Mrs. Acheson was a straight person who cared about the employees and passed on a legacy that I am truly honoured to continue.” The Black Ball Ferry Line recently embarked on a multi-year program to improve the terminal in Port Angeles, as well as the continued renovation of its Victoria facilities. The company employs more than 120 people and transports 400,000 passengers and 120,000 vehicles annually. llavin@vicnews.com

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An Esquimalt councillor is following through on his election campaign promise to press municipal council into releasing details of the RCMP’s proposal to police the community. “Public safety and security – it’s fundamental to everything we do – so if we’re going to make a significant change in how we protect people and their families and their homes, what is that?” asked Coun. Dave Hodgins. “Let’s give them details.” The RCMP’s bid and that of the Victoria Police Department have never been publicly disclosed because of confidentiality clauses built into the paperwork, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins has long said. That didn’t sit easy with several residents, a sentiment heard on the campaign trail. At Monday night’s special council meeting Hodgins said the public deserves to know how much it would cost for the RCMP to police Esquimalt, as well as projected capital costs, the number of Mounties needed in the township, types of programs and its proposed governance and community relations structure. Council is expected to discuss the issue at its next meeting, on Monday (Jan. 16), said Hodgins, who requested the details be made public by March 1. The number one issue the new councillor said he encountered during the November municipal election was policing “and people wanting to know, ‘Where are we at and where are we going to be?’ “And of course at that time all we could say with confidence was that there’s a recommendation to go to the RCMP,” Hodgins said. “People are wondering why.” Meanwhile, the province has ordered a mediator to review problems plaguing the Victoria Police Board. That report is expected to be submitted to the Solicitor General by the end of January. emccracken@vicnews.com

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night and you could see explosions, and even during the day you would see the puffs of black smoke. “We understood the gravity of the situation that was going on there.” The frigate left CFB Esquimalt last July, carrying about 250 people, including an air crew and Sea King Erin McCracken helicopter from 443 Maritime HeliNews staff copter Squadron in Pat Bay. “Over three patrols totalling 58 Watching the battle for Libya days Vancouver travelled the Libyan unfold before their eyes won’t be a coast, from Tobruk to Tripoli, conmemory hundreds of military perducting operations such as escortsonnel aboard an Esquimalt-based navy warship will soon forget. Canadian Forces photo ing mine sweepers, boarding vessels HMCS Vancouver is now head- HMCS Vancouver is coming home after a of interest and gathering information on Gadhafi forces’ movements,” ing home to CFB Esquimalt from mission in the Mediterranean Sea. Peats, an Esquimalt resident, said the Mediterranean Sea, where it patrolled the Libyan coast with NATO allies last fall, and later adding that Vancouver’s crew boarded three vessels. “Being over there, and certainly during Operation Unified hunted for terrorists in the politically fragile region. As rockets fired into the night along Libya’s coast last Octo- Protector, I’ve no doubt that Vancouver ... saved lives.” In fact, the ship’s crew collected intelligence that, along with ber, Vancouver’s crew marked the progress made by advancing Libyan interim government forces. Moammar Gadhafi forces data compiled by other allies, allowed NATO to conduct air strikes to take out scud-missile launch sites, Peats said. finally fell in late October. That operation ended Oct. 31, but the work didn’t. The “A lot of people fortunately don’t see this (type of conflict) every day,” the ship’s captain, Cmdr. Brad Peats, told report- Canadian government announced it would maintain a presers by phone from aboard Vancouver on Tuesday. “At night it’s ence in the politically charged region until the end of 2012, almost like fireworks. The rocket fire would light up the sky at as part of the counter-terrorism mission, known as Operation Active Endeavour. HMCS Charlottetown, from Halifax, will take up where Vancouver leaves off. BEST PRICE | BEST QUALITY | BEST SERVICE Vancouver’s long-term deployment, which touched the four corners of the Mediterranean Sea, cost about $1.4 million a month. Peats credited his crew for their hard work, and said everyone is now looking forward to 10'x10' Kitchen seeing loved ones. “You can see it in the crew’s faces that we’re $ Starting at starting to think of home,” he said. “To say that we’re excited about coming home would be a bit of an understatement.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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Flu outbreaks come and go – but danger still present Health-care facilities in region struggling with outbreaks of influenza Rudy Haugeneder News staff

Medical clinics and Vancouver Island hospitals are having a tough time keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of people suffering a severe strain of flu. “It’s been very busy in the last couple of weeks,” said Dr. Murray Fyfe, Vancouver Island Health Authority chief medical health officer. And it’s getting worse, especially among the elderly, he said. “We’re seeing more and more influenza in the community.” Older people, especially those with existing medical conditions, are particularly susceptible to this year’s strain, called A-H3N2, which leaves them sicker than other strains, he said. Two Capital Region long-term health care facilities, including Mt. Tolmie Hospital in Saanich, were hit with severe outbreaks around Christmas, but have since returned to normal. Infected patients were treated with Tamiflu, which weakens the illness and shortens its duration, Fyfe said. During the outbreaks, no new patients were admitted, visits were restricted and outside activities were cancelled.

A check with Mt. Tolmie medical staff found there were no deaths attributed to the flu or the medical complications it causes. However, Fyfe said it is not uncommon for older patients to die from flu complications, and he expects the number of flu deaths this season on Vancouver Island to surpass 200, the approximate yearly average. As for flu-related hospital admissions, they are on the increase. It’s expected that more than 400 patients will be admitted by the time the annual flu season tapers off around the end of February. Fyfe said A-H3N2 is included in this year’s vaccine. And because VIHA expected this year’s outbreak to be worse than the H1NI pandemic scare two years ago, there’s a lot of vaccine available. Nurses have so far immunized about 33,000 people and another 165,000-plus doses have been distributed to doctors and drug stores. Many pharmacists are now licensed to administer the vaccine. Those who haven’t yet been immunized should get to it quickly, because the vaccine takes up to two weeks to fully kick in, Fyfe said. So far there have been no major flu outbreaks at schools, but Fyfe warns that could still change. As well, several respiratory, cold-like viruses that mimic flu symptoms are going around and can’t be treated by any vaccine. editor@oakbaynews.com

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On New Year’s Day, they offered soup, fresh salmon and musical entertainment in Centennial Square. This week, they headed to post-secondary campuses around the region. The People’s Assembly of Victoria may have faded from the spotlight, but the local leaderless Occupy movement remains active, with assemblies aimed at attracting student protesters throughout the month of January. “We’re trying to open up a space for discussion, space for dissent and space for finding solutions,” said Anushka Nagji, a People’s Assembly of Victoria participant and law student at the University of Victoria. “(We’re exploring) ways to empower and access students, to hook them into the movement.” Nagji was among those who participated in an assembly outside UVic’s Sharon Tiffin/News staff McPherson Library Jan. 11. Anushka Nagji, People’s Assembly of Victoria participant and law The UVic Students’ Society student at the University of Victoria, holds up Occupy Victoria was not officially represented buttons in the Student Union Building. Occupy Victoria members at the event. However, the were on campus to seek support from students and faculty. student group supports the assembly’s interest in Keller-MacLeod. “Lots of our students are bringing to light issues such as rising student supportive of the movement, so we definitely debt, said society chairperson Tara Paterson. The Camosun College Student Society is also in welcome it.” Nagji has no set goals for Occupy Victoria, the early stages of collaboration with the People’s outside of her personal hopes for a more direct Assembly of Victoria, which will likely have an democracy, she said. on-campus presence during a student action “What is attractive and exciting to me, about campaign called “All Out Feb. 1,” as well as during Occupy right now, is that I’m creating those goals film screenings and discussions planned for 2 with other people,” she said. p.m. the next three Friday afternoons in Fisher The People’s Assembly of Victoria will be 100 at the Lansdowne campus. represented at UVic throughout January, with the “They’re interested in issues we’ve been fighting for for a long time,” said Camosun College next assembly slated for noon Jan. 17. A forum on social justice takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 24 Student Society external executive Madeline in the Michele Pujol Room of the Students Union Building. Occupy Victoria will continue to target specific community groups in the months ahead, Nagji added, noting that Occupy Victoria would like to better represent a more diverse cross-section of New Patients Welcome! the population. Complete eye health examination nnorth@saanichnews.com

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B.C. experts to look at municipal taxes Tom Fletcher Roszan Holmen Black Press

An expert panel has been appointed to compare B.C.’s taxes with other places around the world that have attracted new investment, and the review will include industrial taxes imposed by local governments. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced the new panel at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon Tuesday. It is to report back to the government by the end of August, after reviewing B.C.’s system of rebates, labour tax credits and other programs that affect business. In an interview after his speech, Falcon said former deputy minister of community and rural development Dale Wall was named to the group to examine tax rates on forest product mills and other industries. The B.C. government has made efforts before to address industrial rates, which in some communities are Chris Coleman many times the residential rate. In some B.C. towns, “they tend to allocate their industrial ratio at about a 6:1 to the residential,” said Victoria Coun. Chris Coleman. “It’s tough on a one-resource town because their opportunity to provide recreational services really stand on the tax rate that you apply to the industry.” In Victoria, the industrial base is much less significant. The city’s commercial tax ratio, which includes industry, is 3.59:1 and council has committed to reducing this to 3:1 over time. Coleman, acting mayor in Dean Fortin’s absence, said he approves of the province's tax review. “I suspect they should do the assessment,” he said. In Esquimalt, where industrial taxes play a more significant role to city finances, Mayor Barb Desjardins gave a warning to the province. “It’s certainly an area of sensitivity to municipalities,” she

said. “The recognition has to occur that unless you provide ments in productivity or how we do business, that we can municipalities other ways of generating revenue than prop- then apply to modest wage increases,” he said. In his speech, Falcon also announced a new online budget erty taxes, other levels of government need to be very sensisimulator (www.gov.bc.ca/mybcbudget) where people can tive to getting involved with how property taxes are set.” It’s a particular challenge on Esquimalt's federal lands, alter taxes or spending and see the result in actual figures which pay no property tax to the municipality but instead from the province's $40 billion operating budget. He said the simulator is designed for public education, to make a payment in lieu of taxes, known as PILT. Esquimalt is embroiled in an ongoing appeal of a reduction “demystify the budget process” and show how every spending or tax increase affects the rest of the government. in these payments by the federal government. Falcon said he does not intend to impose rate reductions editor@vicnews.com on municipalities. The review is to compare B.C.'s tax system internationally and find ways to offset the impact on business from the return to the provincial sales tax that has to take place by the spring of 2013. A Metal Roof Won’t Let You Down! The review does not imply that the harmonized sales tax will disappear any earof lier than planned, Falcon said. Call for “Obviously there's a selfish political reayour son why I wish I could just publicly state FREE Metal roofs are attractive and come in a we can beat that timeline,” he said. “But I broad spectrum of colors and designs. Quote can’t do that responsibly, so I won’t, and I’ll Metal roofing is non-combustible and accept the criticism.” provides fire resistance. In his speech to business leaders, FalMetal roofs are low maintenance and con also repeated his warning to public long lasting, resisting decay, discoloration sector unions that there will be no new and mildew. money in his upcoming budget to fund Metal roofs have excellent performance wage increases. Any raises for government in wind resistance, water, snow, and ice workers would have to be funded from shedding. They are also hail resistant. efficiencies found within other operations, Metal roofs provide an excellent method for he said. re-roofing existing roofs and increase your building’s value. Falcon wouldn't comment directly on the B.C. Government Employees’ Union Metal roofs are energy efficient. proposal to open liquor stores on Sundays www.irwinvi.com to generate more revenue, but he left the door open for such solutions. “What I want to see is savings that are 875 Viewfield Rd. real, and revenue generation that is real, that comes about as a result of improve-

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Province must fund Malahat police unit It’s difficult to put a price on saving lives. That’s the choice we face, according to a new report that outlines the need for the province to fund a new traffic enforcement unit focused on the Malahat. The short summit trip is a well-known commute for people who live on the Island. And while it is a stunning drive on a beautiful day it doesn’t take much for the pass to turn hellish. The sheer volume of traffic that crosses the Malahat every day – an average of 22,000 vehicles and as many as 36,000 in the summer months – means that even an insignificant fender-bender can cause unreasonable delays. Appointments are missed and suppers go cold because there is no realistic alternative to this route. Of the 58 collisions that happen on the Malahat on average every year, 75 per cent close the road. Last April’s fuel spill, caused when a tanker truck driver lost control, kept some people away from their destination for 22 hours. At its worst, the highway can be a killer. The twists and cliff faces are unforgiving for anyone unfortunate enough to lose focus even for a moment. Every year, between two and four people are expected to die on the road while almost half of the annual collisions end up with someone in hospital. Things improved last summer when a co-ordinated effort by regional police departments succeeded in lowering the number of collisions on the Malahat. More experience could only further improve the effort, which makes us curious about why this approach hasn’t been tried before. Much has been said about the need for alternative routes. It always comes back to cost, whether to extend ferry service from Mill Bay to Brentwood or to somehow expand the existing road. Those discussions end up going nowhere fast, which is why it’s time to look at other options. Let’s start with more year-round enforcement on the Malahat. Improving traffic flow, by regulating the roads and keeping bad drivers off them, is a sound alternative. A 15-member dedicated unit, made up of officers from regional police departments, would come with an estimated $1 million annual price tag. It seems like a lot of money unless you’re talking to those who have lost someone on the highway. Add in the relatively minor inconveniences suffered by delays and the cost of a new unit is a pittance for the more than eight million vehicles that make the trip every year. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Patience key to solving traffic woes look at each community’s problems I don’t want to admit it but I’m and the best possible solutions, one of those drivers who gets given how the multitude of other annoyed by a slow cyclist inconveissues are set out to be managed niencing a lane of car traffic. simultaneously. “His inability to bike The key to this plan is at a decent speed is addsetting both short- and ing 30 seconds to my long-term transportation motored commute!” goals. It’s an inconsiderate, If some of the region’s selfish way to drive, recent infrastructure but I’m not alone in my projects are any indicaactions. Most drivers are tion (a new Blue Bridge; egocentric, and it’s the a new Craigflower Bridge; reason the transportation upgrades and widening of issues plaguing the Capithe Island Highway), car tal Region are far from Kyle Slavin travel is forecast to be resolution. The Gen Y Lens here for a long while. Sure, we’ll let our felWe can’t throw all our low motorists merge into attention (and money) traffic, but if we don’t get at rapid transit and expect the that thank-you wave… roads to change overnight. A line During the November municialong the Trans-Canada Highway pal election, I chatted with many a isn’t going to make a noticeable difpolitician (and would-be politician) ference in the number of vehicles about how they want to make our headed to the University of Victoria transportation network – involving on any given day, or how many Gordrivers, cyclists, transit-users and don Head residents use Shelbourne pedestrians – a more fluid system. Street to drive downtown. Most appreciable solutions That’s because it’s only one part revolved around transit improveof a very large puzzle that won’t be ments: creating bus and highoccupancy vehicle lanes, increasing finished for decades to come. This puzzle will ultimately include service levels, providing incentives pieces of rapid transit that serve to take transit, and building that the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, Victobillion-dollar light-rail project from ria International Airport, UVic, and downtown to the West Shore. CFB Esquimalt. But these pieces are But where do we begin? It has to still years away from the planning start with planning things out at a stages. region-wide level, because our curThe long-range solution also rent system isn’t working. includes more bike lanes and trails, We need a regional transportaimproved sidewalks and pedestrian tion authority, likely at the Capiital environments, and probably even Regional District, where 13 stakebetter roads for those who will still holder municipalities have a say. This will give us a comprehensive use their cars.

Short-term goals are more difficult to pinpoint and solve quickly – but work needs to be done collaboratively so all municipalities are moving in the same direction. That’s what a comprehensive transportation plan looks like. When the complete puzzle is built, most if not all Greater Victorians should be able to get to their destination faster, cheaper or easier than they would if they drove themselves. But patience, for the time-being, is key. The current LRT system being floated around won’t even be built until 2019 at the earliest. Even as a Gordon Head resident who won’t use the first phase of the LRT line, I won’t complain when a gas tax is implemented, or more of my property tax is directed toward financing light rail along the TransCanada Highway instead of closer to my home. That’s because I know I have to be patient. My neighbourhood will eventually be served by rapid transit, but it has to start somewhere -- and Gordon Head, Esquimalt, Sidney, Oak Bay all drew the short straw. Until that time I will probably continue to drive to work and I’ll probably continue to get annoyed by the cyclists hogging my lane. But I am trying hard to be a more patient road user. Because patience is the only thing that’ll help the region get from A to B in the smoothest way possible. Kyle Slavin is a reporter with the Saanich News kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Northern Gateway is about profits versus environment fossil fuels and the economic The battle lines are drawn, impact of rapidly exploiting and Northern B.C.’s pristine and selling our resources and wilderness is the latest front. resource industries. With hearings underway into It’s about Canada’s national the proposed $5.5-billion, interest. With lax dual 1,172-kilometre royalty structures and Enbridge Northern massive subsidies to Gateway pipeline the fossil fuel industry, project to transport not to mention foreign bitumen from the ownership of tar Alberta tar sands to sands operations and Kitimat and imported lobbying by foreign condensate to dilute companies, Canadians it from the coast are not enjoying the back to Alberta, the real benefits of our fossil fuel industry and its supporters David Suzuki oil industry. In fact, have stepped Science Matters increasing reliance on the tar sands is hurting up the rhetoric. other sectors of the Environmentalists and people in towns, rural areas, and economy, manufacturing in particular. First Nations communities in Thanks to the government’s B.C. have lined up in opposition. support for the fossil fuel It’s not just about potential industry, ours is a petro dollar damage from an oil spill along that rises and falls with the price the pipeline route or from of oil. The high price of oil has a supertanker plying the precarious fiords and waterways increased our dollar’s value, and that has hurt the more labouralong our northern coast – as intensive manufacturing sector, critical as those concerns are. which relies on exports. Not only The larger issues are about our have hundreds of thousands of continued reliance on polluting

Readers respond: Availability and marketing more important in booze consumption My first reaction to your, Rise minimum booze prices: study (News online) article was: what utter rubbish. I have since reconsidered that response but now it’s unprintable. I chaired a mayor’s alcohol abuse task force for three years that had a significant impact on alcohol abuse. I can tell you that availability and marketing has a much greater impact on alcohol abuse than pricing. Pricing is a factor, however British Columbians are already paying excessive prices for all legal alcohol products. Our government says this provides significant funding (read: millions of dollars) to subsidize a number of our health and social programs. Increasing the cost for alcohol even further in all likelihood will increase the sale of illegal liquor, as is the case with cigarettes. Government studies have indicated about 50 per cent of cigarettes sold in Canada are now contraband. My other point, besides what was the motivation and who commissioned this study and for what purpose, is why since 2003, has the present provincial government systematically allowed private liquor stores to sell alcohol and reduced the number of government liquor stores? UVic research has indicated, due to marketing and availability, private liquor stores have contributed to the number of alcohol related deaths. As the research report points out; the private sector is better at the business side than the government, at selling liquor. Unlike government liquor stores, the private sector is open longer and will tailor its quality and price to its clientele, which explains why Vancouver’s downtown eastside has the cheapest booze in the

manufacturing jobs been lost over the past few years, Canada has also been missing out on opportunities to join the boom in production of renewableenergy technology. And when we build infrastructure such as pipelines to support the fossil fuel industry, we increase the incentive to use fossil fuels for a longer time and decrease the incentives to invest in cleaner energy. Industry adherents have come up with many arguments supporting the Northern Gateway project. Some have more holes than an oilfield. Take the jobs argument. Even Enbridge admits that most would be in short-term construction work. Only about 35 to 40 long-term jobs would be created at the Kitimat marine terminal, with some additional jobs in pipeline maintenance. It hardly seems worth risking tens of thousands of jobs in tourism and the fishing industry, among others, for a few short-term and even fewer long-term positions.

Most economic benefits from increased tar sands production would go to the companies and their shareholders, including firms from the U.S., Korea, and China. In fact, state-owned PetroChina, which already operates in the tar sands, has just bought 100 per cent of the MacKay River project. The “ethical oil” argument is so absurd as to be hardly worth mentioning, but it’s one the government has latched onto. Oil can’t be ethical or unethical. People, and by extension the companies they own and operate or the governments they represent, can behave in ethical or unethical ways, but a product can’t. The Northern Gateway project, and much of the recent and pending tar sands expansion, will help companies owned by the government of China dig up the bitumen and send it there for refining and use. The ethical oil folks admit that China is a police state, so why do they support selling them our industry and resources?

Canadian tar sands companies also do business in the countries tagged by the ethical oil folks as being unethical – often in partnership with state-owned companies. The anti-American conspiracy theories are even more absurd. Saying that opposition to the Northern Gateway is a plot by U.S. funding agencies to protect America’s access to Canadian oil is just idiotic in light of the fact that many of the same groups and funders also oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project that would carry oil from the tar sands to Texas. It’s odd to see such anti-Americanism coming from conservatives who apparently support Communist China! The only real argument for Northern Gateway is that it will increase profits for the oil industry, and hand over more of our resources and the associated profits and jobs to China. The arguments against it are so numerous we’ve barely touched them here. Written with Ian Hanington.

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province. There have been several attempts by various B.C. governments to privatize liquor in the past 30 years that have failed due to public pressure. The main government position has been that privatization will allow alcohol to be cheaper and more available. So it seems there has to be correlation between the research, the liquor control policy and initiatives if harm is to be reduced and alcohol deaths are to be avoided. Anthony Mears Oak Bay

True alcohol reading makes a difference in ‘one for the road’ While out for our Christmas dinner, my wife and I overheard an interesting conversation at the next table. The two fellows talking were rather loud, as they had a few drinks with their meal, and were at the stage of lying to each other about anything that came to mind. One man told the other that the breathalyzer device was actually set at one per cent blood alcohol concentration (not .08, as I had always heard.) Luckily, they had no more to drink, but it makes a person wonder if that ‘one for the road’ is really that dangerous? Barry Tateham Victoria

Government that allowed Occupiers should pay for them I have a difficult time understanding why the city government that encouraged the Occupiers who camped in its downtown square that gets tax revenue from the businesses and government offices the mob protested against as well as from restaurants and food stores they shopped

at thinks others should pay for policing and cleanup. This may be a rare case where Esquimalt is justified in complaining to Victoria about policing costs, since the Victoria government didn’t discourage the mob. And I ask why so much non-policing labour was required? Keith Sketchley Saanich

Overpopulation should not be an excuse for killing I am complete agreement with the writer of Boltgun killing of deer is not a kind death (Letters Jan. 6). It is horribly cruel and barbaric to inflict such suffering upon an animal. Furthermore, humans are encroaching on wildlife territory with all the developments and expansions of our cities. What gives us the right to kill an innocent living creature for no apparent reason except for the fact that there are too many of them? Should people too, be shot and killed because there are too many of us? Anyone who is of the opinion that killing an animal isn’t a big deal is a cruel, evil human being. Tamara Shiels Langford

Grinchy bird feeder stealers may have had tails The grinches who removed the bird feeders from the Galloping Goose trail may have been squirrels. Over Christmas, I have seen them knock down and take away a suet feeder from our backyard. There are many squirrel-proof feeders that you can buy, but the best way I have found to prevent

this is to use a suet mixture that does not include nuts. Geoff Stagg Victoria

Shopping is far better in Sidney than Victoria Re: Parking mishap leads to question of compassion. (Letters, Dec. 30) This letter is in response to D. Berry of Sidney, who fell while trying to reach his vehicle before it was towed from Johnson Street, and he received a $60 parking ticket. I sincerely hope that your knee surgery went well and that you are well into your recovery. Next year, I would suggest that you do your Christmas shopping in downtown Sidney, where parking is free and plentiful, there are no meter readers on staff and the tow trucks are dispatched to highway breakdowns. Is it any wonder that business is declining in downtown Victoria? Margaret Westbrook Sidney

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Support group gives girls a fighting chance Training session will be hosted by Victoria Restorative Justice Society

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Traversing the pitfalls of the tween and teen years can be tough. But thanks to a support group known as Girls Circle, some girls are finding their formative years a little easier to navigate. Developed by the U.S.based Girls Circle Association, the program was used at Esquimalt High in 2010 and Esquimalt’s Rockheights middle school in 2011. It’s making a difference in young lives, said the program’s facilitator, Gil-

lian Lindquist, program coordinator with the Victoria Restorative Justice Society. The organization helps victims and offenders work through the aftermath of a crime. A new Girls Circle will soon start up at Rockheights as well as at another school that has yet to be selected. Funding this year is being provided by the Victoria Foundation, the Victoria chapter of Zonta International, a woman’s organization, and the Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee. The girls will meet once a week to explore topics

important to them, such as body image, safe sex, bullying and managing conflicts in relationships. “These are topics I think that are hard things for girls to bring up to school counsellors or parents or friends,” said Lindquist. “It’s a safe and confidential space where they can do that, so that hopefully later on when they’re out in the real world they have (the new skills they learn) at their fingertips and they can access (these).” The program gives some girls a reason to go to school, an attachment some say can help the youth stay away

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Seafaring moves beneath the surface Roszan Holmen

of Ocean Networks Canada. “People say, ‘wow, we hear you’ve got this fantastic facility, can we come In launching its biggest exhibit tour it?’” This partnership with the to date, the Maritime Museum of B.C. has expanded its mandate museum provides just that public from seafaring history to include face, he said. The exhibit, which launched Jan. 12 and runs through ocean exploration. August is called Its move to showLies Beneath. case cutting-edge “Everything we What The ocean covers ocean science comes at a good time for do sits on the bottom 72 per cent of the earth but less than both the museum of the ocean …” five per cent of it and its exhibit part- Rick Searle has been explored, ner. Searle said. The museum Through a number of cenis keen for a higher profile after recently announcing its intention sors, cameras, hydrophones and to pursue a more prominent loca- robotic arms, VENUS and NEPtion on the Inner Harbour. Its part- TUNE are able to track water salinner, Ocean Networks Canada, is ity, pressure, oxygen and other also keen to raise its public pro- factors in real time. The purpose file for its world-class underwa- is to better understand the ocean, ter observation stations. Called such as whether dead zones, or VENUS and NEPTUNE, these sys- oxygen deprived zones, are man tems are located off of Vancouver made or natural. Oceans are endangered by Island, and employ 800 kilometres of fibre optic cable which brings many different threats, Searle said. power and internet access to the “What we need to be focused on is how can we turn this situation depths. “Everything we do sits on the around?” Science is incredibly important, bottom of the ocean, so it poses a bit of a problem,” said Rick Searle but it must be translated to the

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The following lectures take place at the Maritime Museum of B.C. at 28 Bastion Square: ■ Exploring the Ocean Frontier: We have much to learn. Jan. 25, 7-9 p.m. ■ Artificial reefs: Paradise or pollution. Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.

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Tatiana Robinson, Acting Curator of the Maritime Museum of B.C., adjusts some of the screws on a salvage diving suit, part of the museum’s new temporary exhibit, What Lies Beneath. general public and to inform public policy, he said. The exhibit attempts to do more

than highlight these research projects, however. It also presents the history of ocean exploration,

starting with a reed for breathing below the water’s surface and ending with remotely operated vehicles on the bottom of the ocean. For viewing is a recovered early dive suit and an Aqua-Lung, the first free-swimming breathing set from the mid nineteenth century. What we can learn from the past is “that spirit of exploration, wanting to learn about an environment, which as humans were not particularly well suited to stay under water,” said acting curator Tatiana Robinson. “They show the stepping stones to where we are now.” rholmen@vicnews.com

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Dedicated Malahat police unit needed but ‘unrealistic’ Erin McCracken News staff

Sgt. Graeme LeBlanc was patrolling the Malahat Drive portion of the Trans-Canada Highway last summer when a call came in over the radio that shocked him. Another officer had clocked a vehicle travelling at 180 km/h. Despite their efforts, police weren’t able to nab the hazardous driver. “If something does happen ... how long is it going to take them to stop? Is there something wrong with them? Are they drunk? Are they high? Are there mental health issues?” asked LeBlanc, a Victoria police officer with the Capital Regional District’s Integrated Road Safety Unit. “Why are they endangering the public? At a certain point we’re just at a loss for an explanation.” He makes a strong case for the need for a police road safety unit dedicated to enforcing the rules of the road along the Malahat Drive, a notorious 24-kilometre stretch, between Langford and Mill Bay.

Insp. Ray Fast That’s one of the recommendations that came out of last summer’s two-month Making the Malahat Safer campaign. Those findings were released Wednesday. From July 6 to Sept. 7, officers from the CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit, the Saanich Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit and several RCMP detachments and units, including South Island Traffic Services and West Shore RCMP officers, kept up a constant vigil along the Malahat. About 22,000 vehicles travel the Malahat daily, climbing to about 36,000 a day in the summer months.

The goal was to reduce the number of vehicle crashes by 25 per cent, prevent fatalities and serious injury and curb overall speed. Police say their efforts worked – 35 impaired drivers were taken off the road, and risky driving behaviour was curbed – but that it would be “unrealistic” to ask for a 15-member dedicated Malahat patrol unit that would cost $1 million a year, said Insp. Ray Fast, head of the RCMP’s Island District Traffic Services. But the province will be asked for additional police resources for the Island, which, in part, could boost police numbers on the Malahat,

The university is advising employees to contact their bank or credit union, advise them of the situation, and take whatever steps they recommend. Additionally, employees should contact major credit bureaus asking to flag their file for credit applications. “If you know what you’re doing and have a couple key pieces of information, it’s easy to apply for credit these days, like department store credit or online credit,” Jantzen said. Christopher Parsons, a PhD student in the political sciences department at UVic, said he spent Tuesday trying to contact credit bureaus, but couldn’t get ahold of anyone. He’s also spoken with his bank, and he’s taken the necessary steps suggested from them. The province’s information and privacy commissioner is now investigating the incident, calling this a “significant” breach of privacy. “There are obligations under (the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act), which governs public agencies like the University of Victoria, to protect employees’ personal information,” said commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who can issue a public report with recommendations, a

photo radar equipment, for example, on the highway. Some personnel

would be needed to man the technology. “However, it is significantly less (cost) than

the amount of resources used to deploy a full-time traffic unit,” Fast said. emccracken@vicnews.com

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By the numbers Annual Malahat crash stats: ■ Total collisions: an average of 58. Forty-four per cent of these result in injury. Seventy-five per cent of these lead to road closures. ■ Fatalities: between two and four.

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Fast said. A feasibility study would be needed to look at the value of placing

legal order on an organization or lay charges under the Act. The building that was targeted was not alarmed, Jantzen said. He would not comment on whether there is surveillance footage of the incident. As of Wednesday there had been no reports of fraud relating to the data theft, and police are asking that only people who suspect they have been victimized contact investigators. Parsons, whose background is in digital privacy and security, says it’s unlikely victims would start to see fraudulent activity right now. “It’s not an immediate threat. It’s three months from now, six months from now, one year, two years from now,” he said. “The best of all case scenarios is these thieves weren’t specifically targeting the hard drive, and have no intent of exploiting the personal information on it. But we have to proceed now with a fair bit of caution.” Questions and concerns about the safety of your information should be directed to the University of Victoria (250-472-4333) or your financial institution. Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to contact Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Start the New Year with some flavourful new ideas, thanks to a new series from local cultural community, Food, Faith & Community Interfaith Bridging Project. Hosted by the Victoria Multifaith Society, South Island Dispute Resolution Centre and Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, the interfaith cooking classes and open house events invite participants to come cook cultural dishes and learn about foods prepared by different faith groups. It’s an opportunity to share a meal, celebrate and learn, while at the same time promoting understanding and building new relationships. FEEDING THE

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Additional sessions coming up include: • Hindu Cooking Class & Open House, Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Hindu Temple 1934 Cultra Ave., with the cooking class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the meal and open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. • Muslim Cooking Class & Open House, Sunday, March 4 at Spice Jammer Restaurant, 842 Fort St., with an 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. cooking class, followed by a 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. meal and open house with the Victoria Multifaith Society.

• Jewish Cooking Class & Open House, late March at the Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne St. All ingredients and instruction provided for the free cooking classes, however separate registration is required for each class and open house event, and space is limited. Final confirmation will follow registration. To register, visit www.icavictoria. org For more information, call 250388-4728 ext. 116.

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Managers settle into local Save-on-Foods stores Greater Victoria’s two Save-on-Foods stores welcomed two new managers this past fall, and both are enjoying getting to know their new stores – and communities. Ted Pigeon heads up the Westside Village location after 10 years in Prince George. Pigeon had worked on the Island in the Courtenay store 20 years earlier and the Williams Lake native was looking for an opportunity to return to the Island, he says. Managing a staff of about 100, he appreciates the “fresh and friendly� store’s community feel within the busy Vic West setting. “I like the fact that it feels like a small community store but we’re in the middle of the city,� he says. The enthusiasm of staff and community allow the store to contribute to the local food banks and continue its relationship with CFB Esquimalt, in addition to the BC Children’s Hospital, which Save-on-Foods supports both locally and at the corporate level.

Langford Canadian Tire supports SPCA Recognizing that when times are tough, human family members aren’t the only ones who need a little help, Canadian Tire Langford took the initiative for our furry friends this holiday season. Through December, the Langford store operated its first Pet Food Bank, which concluded with Santa delivering a truck of pet food to the local SPCA. Even better, customers were also invited to donate $2 at the till throughout the month in support of the SPCA, and thanks to their generosity, the store will be also be writing a check for $5,125 in support of local animals. “Canadian Tire’s Langford customers really do care about pets!� says the store’s Janet Curry, shown here with ‘Santa’ picked up Pet Food Bank donations from Soleil “the wonder dog.� Canadian Tire Langford’s Janet Curry with Soleil.

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Today, Pigeon and his family are taking advantage of the region’s mild weather to get out and about, exploring local parks. In Saanich, the region’s first Save-onFoods store welcomed manager Lionel Gjerde this past fall. It was a “coming home� of sorts for Gjerde, who had actually worked at the Saanich store at its grand opening 25 years ago! In all, Gjerde brings 33 years of experience with the company, and returns to Saanich from his most recent position in Campbell River. Today, he oversees about 170 staff at the 54,000-square-foot store. With Gjerde’s son attending the University of Victoria and his wife originally from Victoria, it was a good time to return to the city, he says. Many staff members and even more customers have stayed with the store since his first years here: “We have customers who have come here every week since it opened; 25 years – it’s remarkable.�

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Scrapers? regularity. Along with brothers Jamie and Jordie Benn, the latest generation of VIJHL grads playing full-time in the NHL features Clayton Stoner (Minnesota Wild) and Ryan O’Byrne (Colorado Avalanche). Both took a spin in the Island league before going opposite routes: Stoner through the BCHL and NCAA, O’Byrne through the WHL. Last season, former Saanich Braves forward Adam Cracknell was a regular on the St. Louis Blues’ fourth line. This year he was named captain of the team’s farm club, the AHL Peoria Rivermen. But a coaching change with the NHL club gave the 26-yearold another shot. As a callup in December, Cracknell potted a goal in less than eight minutes of ice time. Former Saanich Braves and Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Lee Baldwin is another grad with a unique story, said Braves coach Brad Cook. “Baldwin’s a poster child for junior B development, playing in Saanich for three years before he went to the BCHL.” These days, 6-foot-5 Baldwin shares the Conneticut Whales dressing room with fellow players contracted to the parent New York Rangers. Some of his teammates are quite well known, and highly paid, including Wade Redden and Sean Avery.

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It’s the most underrated level of junior hockey. What was once considered a for the Tri City Americans, and jungle has been bulldozed over. Paths run throughout the remain- plans on being at the VIJHL All ing trees. Signposts direct players Star Classic at Pearkes arena on ahead. The attractions once seen Sunday. “The prospects game is betas wild animals are now trained, skilled young players, more wor- ter. There’ll be four or five WHL ried about the tape on their stick scouts as well as regional BCHL teams (at the all-star game). For than on their knuckles. The local junior B circuit was (the WHL), all we’re looking for created in 1965 and today the is to hand out invitations to next Vancouver Island Junior Hockey year’s tryouts. Generally, we are League has been a starting place there at the beginning of the seafor enough NHLers to give it an son and chart the guys we like throughout the year, especially in undeniable legitimacy. It’s a legitimacy that’s been hard playoffs, to see how they change.” earned. It wasn’t long ago that the stats Rosters and rule changes page of an NHL player would The biggest change to happen date all the way back to, but not to the VIJHL in years has already include, their junior B season. happened, with the BCHL moving My, how those days have to a 21 player roster, down from 25. changed. “Some of the Case in point: more wealthy “Twenty years ago, Jamie Benn. On BCHL teams Wednesday, Benn Jr. B wasn’t as conducive want to have 25 sat 15th overall guys because in NHL scoring to development as it is they can recruit with 13 goals and now.” – Greg Batters 25 good hockey 42 points in 41 players,” Batgames. A few lines ters said. “Take above the numbers of Benn’s cur- the extra skaters from the three rent season on NHL.com shows biggest clubs in the BCHL, and a successful 2005-06 season with you’ve got 12 pretty good players the Peninsula Panthers, when he who aren’t playing. Now they’re scored 31 goals in 38 games. either spread around the BCHL, or “Twenty years ago, junior B making junior B better.” wasn’t as conducive to developAlready this season the VIJHL ment as it is now,” said Island has seen a record number of playleague president Greg Batters. ers called up to the BCHL. “Players often stayed in midget “We don’t have the exact numuntil they were 17 years old, and bers,” Batters said. “If we can get went right to the BCHL and WHL. stats and show it’s a good thing, it Junior B was a league for guys helps the BCHL keep this rule, and (who just wanted) to keep play- helps our league.” ing.” Tracking player movement was The VIJHL has come a long way one of the ideas on the agenda in 46 years, graduating hundreds at last week’s junior committee of players to the B.C., Western meetings in Vancouver. Batters and NCAA hockey leagues. Maybe met with reps from the Kootenay thousands. Only a few have made and Pacific junior B organizations, the NHL, but only a few ever do. as well as the BCHL and WHL. The newest phenomenon at “We’re discussing the future, the junior B level is seeing college where we’d like the game to go recruiters in the stands. The pres- and insuring we do our best to ence of WHL scouts, of course, is give the kids an opportunity to nothing new. develop,” he said. “All-star games aren’t the best Also on the docket are rule representation (of players),” said changes for junior B in B.C. Nathan Hays, a local who scouts The VIJHL is exploring a differ-

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ent three person officiating system as a possible option. Instead of the traditional two linesman and one referee, a new system has been used in Ontario and Saskatchewan with two refs and just one linesman. It’s a variation on the popular two ref, four person officiating team. But that option adds travel costs to the VIJHL’s already thin budget. “This way the league could get that two ref system. It’s been piloted and accepted by B.C. Hockey as an option, but hasn’t been used in B.C. yet,” Batters said. Also in discussion is a change to the offside rule. “We’re looking at reinstating the old rule, without the tag-up.” Currently, when the puck is dumped into the offensive zone, offside players are allowed to clear that zone and tag-up. It’s believed the rule adds to the flow of the game, limiting whistles. But Batters sees it another way.

Coaches don’t want to take the risk. Defenceman dump the puck in to buy time for their forwards to clear the zone and clog up the neutral area. “It’s shortchanging our players. They aren’t learning how to pass the puck. In the old system, players had to wait until their players cleared or take an offside (which led to a faceoff in their zone). To avoid going offside, they had to pass the puck to their partner, and control it.”

Grads in the bigs In his day, Batters was in the majority when he graduated from midget to the WHL’s Victoria Cougars in 1984, though there were exceptions. Geoff Courtnall was one of them. Before he starred for the Victoria Cougars, Courtnall was an Oak Bay Flyer. But it’s the modern era of junior B that’s seeing grads continue from the BCHL, and WHL and NCAA to the AHL, NHL and Europe, with

Jr. B trade deadline Upgrades were the number one objective for every general manager in the VIJHL on Tuesday for the nationwide trade deadline for all levels of junior. Trouble is, everyone wants what there’s little of to get, said Cook. “We’ve lost defenceman Jaden Schmeisser, signed permanently to the Victoria Grizzlies. That’s great. We’re doing our job, he’s moving on.” Helping their cause, the Braves recently acquired 20-year-old defenceman Adam Wade from the Kerry Park Islanders. The Victoria Cougars made a more significant move on Tuesday, bringing in forward Colin Minardi from the Summerland Steam of the Kootenay league. Minardi, a 20-year-old, has 15 goals, 43 points in 37 games this season. “Minardi will enhance our leadership, character, and provide us with another offensive threat,” said Cougars assistant coach Thomas Kala.

Skills and thrills Between the prospects game and the all-star game is the 2:30 p.m. skills competition, a favourite for the Braves’ Cook. As a player in the 1996 BCHL all-star game’s skills competition, Cook won the agility drill, carrying the puck between the cones. His opponent in the final drill was current Edmonton Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff. sports@vicnews.com


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Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre will Reopen Monday, January 16, 5:30 a.m. Facility improvements include: • 12 new cardio machines • Accessibility improvements for persons with disabilities • New public announcement and music system throughout the building

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Victoria Bulldog Gurdeep Sihota, right, wrestles Campbell River’s Dawson McKay at the U15 wrestling tournament at the Esquimalt High gymnasium on Saturday. Results below. 3rd: Donovan Huynh 38kg Vic

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Results from the Island Under-15 wrestling tournament at Esquimalt High, Jan. 7 Place Name 3rd: Taylor Ethan

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*Mitchell from Victoria Boys team standings 1st: Abby Wrestling Club 2nd: Alberni District 3rd: Victoria Bulldogs 10th: Esquimalt High

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Pts. 72 66 51 12

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Standings (Jan. 11) North GP Comox Valley 32 Oceanside 31 Campbell Riv. 31 South GP Victoria 32 Saanich 30 Peninsula 28 Kerry Park 30

W 17 15 10 W 26 14 13 12

L 12 15 20 L 5 12 13 16

T OL Pts 0 3 37 0 1 31 0 1 21 T OL Pts. 0 1 53 0 4 32 0 2 28 0 2 26

Scoring GP G A Pts Brody Coulter (VIC) 32 25 32 57 Ty Jones (SAN) 24 26 27 53 Jackson Garrett (COM)29 23 29 52 Steve Axford (VIC) 31 20 30 50 Cole Peterson (KPI) 24 18 30 48

Royals, Grizzlies move top scorers at deadline

IN BRIEF

Photo by Garrett James

Saanich-raised Wade Murphy is now a Penticton Vee.

Kevin Sundher will likely end his junior days as a Brandon Wheat King. Wade Murphy will end his as a Penticton Vee. The two were the top scorers for their respective Victoria junior teams, Sundher with the WHL Royals and Murphy with the BCHL Grizzlies. Royals general manager Marc Habscheid traded Sundher to the Wheat Kings on Monday night for 18-year-old Jordan Fransoo and 17-year-old Dakota Conroy, as well as a firstround draft pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. It was the only deadline move for the Royals, while Grizzlies GM Vic Gervais accepted defeat for this season and moved his core of top scorers. Murphy goes to Penticton for forward Mark McLellan (1994-born) and future considerations. Goalie Jamie Tucker and forward Mike Collins went to the Dauphin Kings, Mike Moran went to the Spruce Grove Saints, and Jarryd Ten Vaanholt went to the Prince George Spruce Kings, all for future considerations.

Youth ball hockey registration at arenas this weekend, next

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Kevin Sundher adds depth to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Registration dates for the Greater Victoria Minor Ball Hockey league’s spring season are upcoming. Over the next two Saturdays and Sundays (Jan. 14, 15, 21 and 22), the Victoria ball hockey league is holding registration at three different venues, Pearkes Recreation Centre, Eagle Ridge Community Centre and Panorama Recreation Centre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The season runs April through June for kids aged 5 to 17.

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Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Jan. 12 - 18 edition of

1636 Pinewood Ave., $649,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch 250-889-2528

2239 Shelbourne St, $389,000 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

20-934 Boulderwood, $579,900

pg. 13

10 Helmcken Rd

121 Paddock, $459,000 pg. 13

405-951 Topaz Ave, $327,000 Saturday & Sunday 3:30-4:30 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

pg. 12

402-1055 Hillside, $237,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mette Pedersen 250 744-3301

pg. 10

809-620 Toronto St

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale, 250-812-7277

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

pg. 13

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

pg. 11

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

pg. 31

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

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty John Bodnar 250-385-2033

pg. 5

202-1807 Oak Bay Ave, $349,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301

pg. 7

109-11 Cooperage, $929,900 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 6

pg. 11

401-1146 View, $269,900 pg. 30

pg. 12

pg. 28

pg. 11

pg. 8

pg. 26

pg. 14

pg. 17

3520 Upper Te, $939,900 pg. 13

pg. 14

pg. 6

807-100 Saghalie, $849,900

pg. 31

pg. 9

3720 Winston, $529,000

pg. 15

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Andrew Holenchuk 250 744-3301

pg. 18

Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 26

pg. 15

3205 Kingsley

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 13

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

pg. 15

pg. 8

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Smith 250-477-7291

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing 250 655-0608

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale Ken Lorenz 250-888-3434 pg. 30

pg. 18

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

pg. 19

pg. 5

pg. 18

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 19

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

pg. 15

pg. 15

pg. 19

pg. 14

pg. 1

116-866 Brock, $265,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Kellie Elder 250 384-7663 pg. 19

pg. 19

pg. 8

3310 Hazelwood Rd., $449,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

pg. 22

2433 Prospector Way, $679,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Realty David Scotney 250-384-8124

pg. 20

946 Gade Rd., $659,500 pg. 19

Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren 250-727-5448

pg. 20

563 Brant Pl., $624,900 pg. 23

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

pg. 22

2945 Andre Rd, $398,000

pg. 27

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

pg. 22

662 Goldstream Ave., $249,900 pg. 1

Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484

Sat 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Thomas Krumpic, 250 478-9600

2008 Hawkins Pl, $475,000 pg. 30

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

pg. 7

pg. 18

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

pg. 32

pg. 28

Friday-Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

pg. 5

3298 Hazelwood Rd., $399,900 pg. 20

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

pg. 21

119-2733 Peatt Rd, $374,900

1826 Millstream Rd., $699,900

4126 Santa Anita, $509,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 477-5353

304-611 Brookside, $219,000

2698 Silverstone Way, $519,900

982 Meadowview, $674,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 21

Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 30

618 Baxter, $524,500 Sunday 3-4:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 3

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

741 Jasmine, $489,000 pg. 12

pg. 21

Saturday 1:30-3 Ocean City Realty Suzy Hahn 250 381-7899

310-10459 Resthaven, $379,000 Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate

pg. 22

586 Stornoway, $509,800

313-10459 Resthaven, $399,000 pg. 31

pg. 20

pg. 27

6265 Springlea Rd., $599,000 pg. 18

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

Saturday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Barbara Scott 250-383-1500

104-7701 Central Saanich, $146,500

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale Ken Lorenz 250-888-3434

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren 250-727-5448

687 Daymeer Plc., $429,900

B-10470 Resthaven Dr., $529,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judith Gerrett 250-656-0131

pg. 22

201-3220 Jacklin, $299,900

2051 Ardwell, $469,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

33-610 Mckenzie Ave, $359,900

1817 Rossiter Plc., $614,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard 250-478-9600

pg. 19

6265 Springlea Rd., $599,000

4030 Zinnia pg. 14

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Cheryl Macmillan 250 507-2435

pg. 21

3134 Wishart Rd., $449,500

3-2365 Henry

4029 Providence Pl., $949,900

Sunday 1-2:30 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

63-1255 Wain Rd

1-4140 Interurban

4173 Buckingham, $684,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 16

101-10421 Resthaven, $399,900

pg. 14

4659 Lochwood, $819,900

305-1375 Newport, $519,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Vancouver Island James Andersen 250-213-3710

4451 Majestic Dr, $679,800

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney 250-384-8124

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

2051 Brethour Pkwy, $428,900

1929 Casa Marcia, $619,900

973 Shadywood Dr.

2596 Dunlevy Ave., $749,000 pg. 13

pg. 18

219-1009 McKenzie, $193,000

223-1680 Poplar, $159,900

pg. 12 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty John Bodnar 250-385-2033

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

pg. 22

3326 Blueberry, $379,900

1976 Jeffree Rd, $529,900

Saturday 11-1 & Sunday 1-3 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru 250-686-2242

952 Lyall

Saturday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033

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

4971 Dustin, $849,888

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

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

pg. 18

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

2794 Lakeshore, $492,000

102-820 Short, $364,900

203-1020 Esquimalt Rd, $225,000

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-858-6775

3155 Westdowne, $948,000

71 Government St

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 35

205-2095 Oak Bay, $219,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 15

23-901 Kentwood Ln., $459,000

pg. 13

5-290 Superior, $354,000

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

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

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

1446 Fairfield, $869,000

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

pg. 26

3175 Midland, $1,499,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton 250-477-7291

126-75 Songhees, $959,000

Saturday 4-5 Pemberton Holmes Stacey Dewhurst 250 384-8124

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

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

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

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

409 Conway, $619,000

5042 Wesley Rd., $610,000

306-520 Foster, $230,000

23-4391 Torquay, $398,800

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott 250 744-3301

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

205-2125 Oak Bay, $357,000

303-935 Johnson Street

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

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

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

3362 Henderson, $795,000

pg. 18

5-881 Nicholson St., $549,000

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

pg. 5

3-828 Rupert Terrace

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

401-1083 Tillicum Rd, $339,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

3463 Yorkshire Pl.

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

937 Mesher, $859,900 pg. 13

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

pg. 11

1255 Glynn

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

934 Craigflower, $449,000

#2-1200 Richardson St., $569,000 pg. 5

pg. 14

102-520 Foster St., $199,900 pg. 26

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roland Stillings 250-744-3301

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

4582 Seawood Terr, $819,000

604-75 Songhees, $698,000

2657 Cedar Hill, $519,900 pg. 12

pg. 14

pg. 12

23-60 Dallas, $494,900

304-356 Gorge Rd E, $299,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sonya Conn, 250-592-4422

401-1012 Pakington St, $315,000

Sunday Jan 22 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Roger Jones 250 361-9838

pg. 9

973 Shadywood Dr, $849,900

6 Governors Point, $628,000

pg. 13

301-50 Songhees, $549,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

Saturday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Lisa Nohr 250-882-0729

Saturday 12-1:45 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

309 Kingston, $769,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131

102-2647 Graham, $277,700

233 Superior, $579,000 Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 2

pg. 5

S1006-737 Humboldt St., $868,800

210-3180 Albina, $209,900

1663 Bisley, $619,000

Daily noon-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 812-7277

2614 Scott St, $469,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Saturday & Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

pg. 12

205-936 Fairfield Rd, $324,500 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $684,900 pg. 20

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Dennis Jabs, 250-882-7393

pg. 22


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108-644 Granrose Ter

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

pg. 5

994 Dunford, from $359,900

987 Ironwood Crt., $749,500

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 7

101-608 Fairway Ave., $299,900

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

pg. 10

3306 Hazelwood Rd., $449,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

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

pg. 22

1075 Costin

pg. 5

pg. 22

103-996 Wild Ridge

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pg. 3

pg. 21

3334 Myles Mansell Rd., $449,000

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pg. 21

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pg. 22

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pg. 8

pg. 24

957 Shawnigan Lake, $319,900

549 Delora Dr., $599,000 pg. 22

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pg. 20

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pg. 24

3348 Sewell, $599,900 pg. 21

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pg. 20

3019 Dornier pg. 22

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907 Dawn, $579,000

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507 Outlook, $779,900

472 Terrahue Rd., $454,900

3363 Mary Anne Cres., $515,000

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pg. 20

3314 Hazelwood Rd., $515,000

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pg. 6

3735 Ridge Pond, $619,900 pg. 21

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4556 Royal Island, $639,900 pg. 21

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

pg. 24

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