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First Nations wellness centre stirs emotions Songhees carving out sustainable future with new $16-million centre Erin McCracken News staff

With each flick of his black marker on the face of the six-metre-long red cedar column before him, Songhees carver Clarence Dick brings the design of a traditional Coast Salish house post to life. It is physical proof that his community’s plan to create a sustainable future is a step closer to realization. The house post – a traditional art form embraced by the Coast Salish people, like those at Songhees Nation – is the first of five that will be erected at the entrance of the new Songhees Wellness Centre. Construction on the $16-million health, administration, tourism and recreation facility will begin in August or September and continue for two years. The facility, which has been the community’s dream for the past 30 years, will open its doors in the summer of 2013. “I’ll feel, I don’t know, like almost crying ‘cause you feel so happy,” says Dick, who is heading the team of Songhees carvers. “It’ll be

happy tears.” The 5,600-square-metre centre will be built at the corner of Admirals and Maplebank roads on a Songhees parcel of land, nestled between the Township of Esquimalt and Esquimalt First Nation. It will feature three wings for administration, health and recreation services, much of which will be open to the general public – considered important to creating long-term employment, and to one day have the centre pay for itself. Unemployment in the Coast Salish community has been as high as 60 per cent. “I hope it means change, to build a new foundation and approach to how we service our community,” says Clarence Dick’s father and Songhees elder, Butch Dick. As the band’s education liaison worker, Butch says more youth would have incentive to stay in school if there is a permanent source of employment within the First Nation. “We constantly talk about our people being in welfare roles,” Butch says, adding that on average 30 per cent of youth in aboriginal communities across Canada are on social assistance. “But we don’t empower them to want to be educated. We have to be able to change.” PLEASE SEE: ‘It will give us stability,’ Page A12

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Busker Yuki Veda focuses on juggling with flames at the International Busker Festival on Saturday at Ship Point. The festival continues through the weekend.

Audiences brave rain for buskers Roszan Holmen News staff

The gloomy weather cancelled six buskers’ shows Sunday night, but crowds otherwise stuck out the drizzle and rain to support the inaugural Victoria International Buskers Festival over the weekend. “Our stages were packed beyond viewing,” said event organizer John Vickers of attendance Friday and Saturday. When a downpour began midway through Australian performers Flame Oz, none of the 200 people on the bleachers moved, he added. “People seemed to be really wowed,” Vickers

said. “I’ve been inundated with people telling me they’re blown away by the quality of the acts.” The festival launched July 15 and runs every day through next weekend, from noon to 10 p.m. at various locations downtown. Some better weather would help merchandise sales, however, Vickers acknowledged. So far, the festival has sold between 4,000 and 5,000 programs, at $2 each. At first, programs were only available at the Bay Centre, but Vickers recently made them available at all performance stages, as well as at Market on Yates and Tourism Victoria. Check it out at www.victoriabuskers.com. rholmen@vicnews.com

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Hockey brothers hope to score big in Courtnall Classic Three-day celebrity event is a fundraiser for mental health Erin McCracken News staff

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Geoff Courtnall, left, and his brother Russ get ready for the Courtnall Classic this weekend at the Victoria Golf Club on Beach Drive.

Russ Courtnall is no stranger to pressure, having played in the National Hockey League. But his life has become a whirlwind of activity recently in the countdown to the third Courtnall Celebrity Classic fundraiser for mental health. The amount of time Russ and his brothers Geoff and Bruce have spent on the phone organizing the event is a sign the fundraiser is near and dear to their hearts. “It’s because it’s so personal with us, because of what happened to us,” Russ said from his home in Los Angeles. “It’s not just a golf tournament and it’s just not a dinner, it’s more than that. “With our dad committing suicide (in 1978), and being so young – I was 13 – unfortunately for us, it’s a big part of our lives, losing our father.” Previous Classics in 2003 and 2004 combined to raise $2 million to establish the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Archie Courtnall Centre – named for their father – where people suffering mental health issues can receive emergency psychiatric care. Since it opened, 20,000 people have been through the centre. “I feel so good about it,” Russ said. “And some (who have received care there) are my friends, and some involved in the first two (fundraisers) have had family members go through (the centre).” This time around, Russ and Geoff, both former NHLers, and Bruce are looking to contribute to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, which has a goal of raising $4 million to pay

for mental health-care equipment and programs at the new RJH Patient Care Centre. Thanks to the brothers’ passion and roundthe-clock dedication, around 2,000 people will be in attendance at several events this weekend, including a gala dinner Friday night (July 22) and a golf tournament on Saturday (July 23). Among the dozens of celebrities scheduled to attend include current NHLers Ryan O’Byrne of Victoria (Colorado Avalanche), Central Saanich’s Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars), Vancouver Canucks centre Manny Malhotra, and L.A. Kings defenceman Willie Mitchell. Several actors are also coming, including Candace Cameron Bure from Full House and Make It Or Break It – she’ll be accompanying husband Valeri Bure, a retired NHL player – X-Men: First Class actor Matthew Craven, Bold and the Beautiful TV star Jennifer Finnigan, Gena Lee Nolin from The Price is Right and Baywatch, and film actor Deborah Unger from Silent Hill, Thirteen and Crash. emccracken@vicnews.com

Mark your calendar ■ The Courtnall Celebrity Classic kicks off tomorrow (July 21) with a CFAX 1070 radiothon fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a gala dinner at the Fairmont Empress on Friday (July 22) at 6 p.m. Cost is $300 a plate. The golf tournament happens at the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay on Saturday (July 23) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details or to purchase a gala dinner ticket, please visit www. courtnallclassic.org.

Harbour authority eyes transportation options Erin McCracken News staff

Cruise ship passengers disembarking at Ogden Point may get to choose from new, greener means of getting to downtown Victoria. A contract between the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and CVS Cruise Victoria, whose coach-size buses shuttle cruise travellers between the cruise terminal and downtown Victoria, will expire March 31, 2013. The harbour authority is researching its

options before it issues a request-for-proposals for exclusive shuttle rights at the end of the year, or in early 2012, said Curtis Grad, CEO of the harbour authority. Through a request-for-information process in April, a water ferry service was also identified as one new idea to shuttle passengers to the Inner Harbour. “It has to go through a feasibility review, but if it makes sense to be able to transport people from Ogden Point to the Inner Harbour by water, and people find that interesting and attractive, it could be another option as well,” Grad said, adding that a ferry ser-

vice provider would need to operate boats that can handle rough, open water. “And it depends on how it’s packaged, as well,” he said. “Does it get you from Ogden Point somwhere to some point in the Inner Harbour, or is it also a harbour tour, for example?” Noise, air quality and traffic congestion will be considered by the harbour authority in its selection process. The James Bay community has steadfastly championed the need for improved air quality at Ogden Point, pointing to the cruise ships and ground transportation

services as the culprits. Other transportation providers at the terminal include taxis, pedicabs, limousines, horse-drawn carriages and tour buses. “So it’s a win-win – not being so reliant on the buses, that’s the key,” said Grad. CVS Cruise shuttle buses are powered with 100 per cent bio fuel. The key to choosing the right service will be a “balance between green and effective,” said Grad. “You can have things that are green, but if they only haul two or three people, they may not meet the market.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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What is now a municipally owned vacant house in Esquimalt, may be transformed into a park for active seniors. Council agreed to rezone the lot at 537 Fraser St. for recreational use on Monday, similar to that of the teen centre next door and the nearby Esquimalt Recreation Centre – an important step for the land that has largely sat untouched since the township bought it in 2004. “There have been brief conversations with the (township’s) parks and recreation advisory committee to create this into an active seniors’ park,” said Scott Hartman, Esquimalt’s parks and recreation services director, adding that a public hearing would be needed. The home will be torn down by the end of August. emccracken@vicnews.com


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Non-profits claw back gaming grants Review could restore consistency to funding Erin Cardone News staff

Two years ago and without notice, gaming grants for Carnarvon/Allenby/Firemen’s Baseball and Softball were slashed from $60 per player to $10. To make up the difference, the association, which serves boys and girls, had to increase its registration fee the following year. This year, grants were bumped back up to $50 per player. “It’s critical that we know (what to expect),” association president Fraser Campbell said. A review of how the province shares its gambling profits with community groups could be what non-profit groups need for consistency and planning come budget time, he added. The Community Gaming Grant Review, announced July 11 by Premier Christy Clark, is to deliver a top-to-bottom assessment of the system and determine options to “create certainty and sustainability” for affected nonprofit groups and charities. It will be headed by former Kwantlen Polytechnic University president Skip Triplett. Many groups were outraged in 2009 when the province cut grants to community groups from $156 million to $120 million a year. That was raised to $135 million this spring after Clark took office. Intrepid Theatre general manager Ian Case has been vocal locally about the gaming grant cuts and how they affected commu-

nity arts groups. His own organization lost about $63,000 in grants in two years. As a result, Intrepid stripped its UNO Fest program “to the bone” – although its Fringe Festival wasn’t touched. “I hope there will be a clear formula for how the money will be given to the non-profit sector,” said Case, adding such a move would contribute to an organization’s sustainability. “There needs to be recognition of what adult arts and sports bring to the table. I know there is lots of research that shows involvement in (those sectors) makes major improvements to communities.” Susan Marsden, president of the B.C. Association for Charitable Gaming, characterized Ida Chong the raid two years ago as an attack on non-profits, particularly those in arts and culture. “They decided they were going to cut out arts and culture entirely, cut environmental groups entirely, cut other groups by 50 per cent and give 100 per cent to their favourite charities,” she said. Rich Coleman, the former minister in charge of gaming, had defended the cuts as necessary to shore up B.C.’s budget amid a global recession and said the reallocations were geared to protect youth groups at the expense of organizations serving adults. “In the short term, we need to get all of the charities funded again to the levels they were in 2008,” Marsden said. “In the long term, we need to look at stability, at legislation that

enshrines the funding formula.” She praised Clark for delivering on her pledge of a review and said the terms of reference are acceptable – except that Triplett won’t report until the end of October. “I don’t know if there will be any charities left to fund once they get around to putting anything into legislation, not to mention there may be an election in between.” More than two thirds of the $1-billion a year in revenue that comes to the province from gambling goes into general revenue, with another $147 million dedicated to health funding, $82 million shared with cities that host casinos or community gaming centres and the rest is shared with community groups. Charities have often been enlisted to voice their support for gaming when new casinos or slot machine venues have been proposed. The review will collect input from charities, individuals, industry reps and local government. “This review is not just about how much money we can share,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “It’s about the process we use to decide together who should have access to this funding, what we can do with it and how we are accountable for it.” For more information visit www.communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca. – with files from Jeff Nagel ecardone@vicnews.com

Gulf wide between province and teachers’ union Public school employers say contract demands tabled by the B.C. Teachers Federation would cost nearly $2.2 billion more each year. The demands include doubling the provision for bereavement leave to provide 10 days paid leave on the death of any friend or relative. The union also wants teachers to be able to take 26 weeks off each year as a fully paid leave of absence to provide compassionate care to any person. The BCTF also wants wage parity with other provinces, although it hasn’t yet tabled an exact demand. Teachers salaries range from around $47,000 to over $75,000 a year. Salary parity would mean a 21-percent raise for most teachers to match levels in Alberta, according to the BC Public School Employers Association. The proposals leave a wide gulf between the teachers’ federation and the BCPSEA, which aims to keep overall teacher costs frozen. Unionized teachers voted 90 per cent in favour of strike action last month. Any initial job action starting in September is expected to be limited to paring back administrative work and other non-teaching activities. Negotiations are to resume in August. editor@vicnews.com

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Youth council survey reveals discrimination More than half of Victoria’s youth have experienced discrimination, according to a survey conducted by the City of Victoria’s youth council. Many feel judged because of their age, or the way they look, youth council members told city council last week. The survey received 350 responses from a variety of youth. It found 32 per cent are very unsatisfied with the availability of affordable housing; many feel violence and transportation challenges are the most important issues facing youth. The ambitious survey cast a wide, but superficial net, leaving city council asking for more in-depth information in future surveys. Youth council is a grass-roots group of 10 people aged 14 to 24. Its goal is to represent youth issues to elected officials, and to launch engagement initiatives. So what do youth want to see in Victoria? “By far, the most common comment (in the survey) was a bowling alley,” said Sarah Amyot, the youth council co-ordinator. rholmen@vicnews.com


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TOUGH BUSINESS

By Erin Cardone

A growing number of Victoria businesses are struggling – and it’s not just about the economy

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ust before it went belly up, the Fairfield Book Shop’s former owners passed the keys over to Glen and Greater Victoria business Donna Ashmore. tax ratios in 2009: Though the store has been in ■ N. Saanich: 6.00 business for 18 years, things just ■ Victoria: 3.59 got too tough about nine months ■ Saanich: 3.58 ago, when it changed hands. ■ Langford: 3.16 The Ashmores have since ■ Esquimalt: 2.98 turned things around at the little ■ Oak Bay: 1.79 Cook Street Village store, where a steady stream of browsers check the rows of used titles, and hunt see it getting any better anytime through the display on the table soon. (Victoria has) got all the outside the big front window. right stuff … but it doesn’t have “It’s a tough town – you’re that pro-retail aura you’re looking getting it from all directions,” said Donna, referring to the many for.” Though Dragan’s paying struggles Victoria businesses higher rent in his two downtown face. Vancouver stores, he said It started with a general business is better there. downturn in the economy, where Rent, however, is the issue consumers watched their wallets for many local more than in businesses. the city’s boom “The rents days. Then, the keep going up,” HST took hold Donna Ashmore and spending said. was scaled back It’s not an yet again. Now, easy pill to many businesses swallow when a say despite the poor economy cooling economic is at play, and climate, rental rates are still hot Don Denton/News staff consumers are and they’re biting Commercial landlord David increasingly turning to into the bottom Hamilton. e-readers and line. online shopping for books. Still, ■■■ she said, Fairfield Book Shop, Fairfield Book Shop naturally which sells used books, gets by isn’t the only business struggling just fine. to keep its foothold in what Next door, at home furnishings many still call a shaky economic retailer, Surroundings, business climate. has hardly been on a downswing In an informal survey of at all. Owner Kristiane Baskerville Government Street businesses, also credits a good working most said times are tough – relationship with the landlord. though they declined to be “(If) you have a bad lease, quoted for this article. Some businesses owners said they were you’re screwed and you won’t hanging on by a thread. The most survive,” Baskerville said. She added, “The day of the common reasons: low consumer triple-net lease is going by the confidence and high rent. wayside.” Paul Dragan, owner of Reckless Triple-net leases can hurt Bike Store, packed up both tenants during times of increasing his Victoria locations recently operating costs, because those and moved to what he sees as costs are passed on to the tenant, greener pastures in Vancouver. said commercial landlord David In December 2009, he closed Hamilton. his store at Government and So, like Baskerville, business Chatham streets, then his Yates owners are increasingly opting Street location last August. for a gross net lease, where costs “I love the city, I just couldn’t are fixed for the tenant. In such make any money there,” Dragan a case, the landlord eats any said from Vancouver. increase in operating costs. “You can eke out a living, but The biggest and fastestit’s a tough way to live. I couldn’t

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Donna Ashmore stands inside her Cook Street Village book store. Fairfield Book Shop. Ashmore is co-owner of the store with her husband Glen. Last fall, the book shop almost closed when a series of factors made business a struggle. Business isn’t booming, but the Ashmores are getting by. increasing operating cost faced by landlords is property taxes, said David Brumby, financial consultant and broker for NAI Commercial in Victoria. “Commercial businesses are taxed at a significantly higher rate, and it keeps going up,” he said. “That impact is really heavily felt – the landlords just pass it on to the businesses.” ■■■ Higher than normal vacancy rates aren’t pushing rents down, either. According to a Colliers International report forecasting the Greater Victoria retail market this year, the vacancy rate for downtown streetfront properties was slightly above average. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to be rational and reasonable, and look at supply and demand,” Hamilton said of landlords. “If your occupancy has gone from 95 per cent to 70 in the last couple years … your strategy is not working out. A good building full of tenants shows a landlord is doing (his or her) best to provide the best service.” Hamilton said desirable storefronts, such as Lower Johnson and Government Street, have seen increasing base rents for the past 10 to 15 years, while non-prime locations haven’t gone up as much. But reducing base rent for tenants to ease the burden isn’t necessarily the answer either, said Sasha Angus, economic development officer with the Greater Victoria Economic Development Agency. “It’s really up to the individual landlord what they can afford to do,” Angus said. “They’re a business like any other business and need make sure they’re

Vacancy rates Retail vacancy rates in Greater Victoria: ■ 2010: 5.9 % ■ 2009: 3.5 % ■ 2008: 2.7 % ■ 2007: 2.9 % ■ 2006: 7.0 % ■ 2005: 7.8 % ■ 10-year avg.: 5.5 % ■ Shopping centre vacancy, 2010: 3.5% Source: Colliers International

not losing money. If businesses have increased operating costs, they have to pass that on to the consumer” which, in this case, is the tenant business. Vacancy rates and rent prices are forecast to remain steady through 2011, according to Colliers. ■■■ What’s the solution to the cost of doing business in Victoria? It depends who answers the question. Baskerville, at Surroundings, saw her operating costs shoot up 20 per cent in just five years. Negotiating a gross net lease helped ease the pain, but she said becoming a one-of-a-kind business in the city did the trick. “That’s probably why I’m doing quite well in a tough economy,” she said. Baskerville and Ashmore agreed eliminating the HST might make consumers more amenable to spending. Expanding the number of walk-to, highly attractive retail destinations is key to keeping rents reasonable, Hamilton added.

He pointed to development of lower Pandora Avenue as a sign the city is moving in that direction, however “the city of Victoria is not very developmentminded, so when there’s not a lot of new supply on the market” rents remain high. From the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s perspective, taxes are rising faster than the region’s growth, a trend they’ve called unsustainable. “It’s obviously something the chamber’s been concerned about,” Angus said. “It makes it a very challenging environment. You need to make sure through good times and bad, you stay disciplined … and reduce the cost of doing business as much as possible so we can be competitive on a global level.” The property tax issue was also tackled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business this month, which called on municipalities to freeze business tax increases until they were twice the residential rate. The current ratio is closer to 3:1. Meanwhile, Brumby said hard times are part of life for any business owner. “That’s the economy. At any point in time during the business cycle, you’ll see different things happening. “I think there is room for optimism. It is a challenge, but we’re managing through very well.” ecardone@vicnews.com

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Make the most of summertime Will the real Greater Victoria summer ever arrive? Many locals are wondering that as they look for ways to enjoy summer vacation at home with the kids, long weekends or outdoor evenings during these longest days of the year. True, adverse weather is impossible to avoid, and does put a damper on planned outdoor events. Rains last Despite the lack weekend resulted in than usual of sunshine, we’re smaller crowds for the TD faring OK here Art Gallery Paint-In and the Victoria International Buskers Festival, and wreaked havoc with local Little League baseball playoffs. But by and large, we are faring far better than say, Northern B.C., which is reeling from landslides and road washouts resulting from heavy rain. Visitors to the Capital Region haven’t been scared away by the weather. Tourism Victoria indicates the industry is doing quite fine this season, with visitor numbers up over last year – go downtown any day and you’ll get a sense of that. Weather is one of those subjects we all have in common, making it the most popular conversation starter. But we all have a choice as to how we look at it. We can focus on the negative and yearn for the scorching hot days of summers past, or lament the dearth of outdoor swimming opportunities and the way-late state of the produce-growing season. Or we can be thankful for what we do have, which is a pretty darned pleasant climate that allows us to do a multitude of activities outdoors – not just in summer, but year-round. With more than half of summer still in front of us, we can expect plenty of opportunities to enjoy the heat of the season. But nothing is stopping us from getting out there now and enjoying the many activities and events in full swing around the region – even if we are forced to put up the umbrella or wear an extra layer now and again. 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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When weather becomes climate B.C., but one night of torrential rain My summer road trip to the tore it up beyond anything seen in B.C. Interior began as soon as the my lifetime. Trans-Canada Highway reopened at This pass is the only road link Chilliwack. The crew had worked from southern B.C. to through the night to clear the vast Northeast. a mudslide studded with The rains would keep rocks the size of Smart coming around Dawson cars, along with a couple Creek and Fort St. John, of actual cars. disrupting farms, natural We headed up the gas development, a historic canyon route from coal mine and a wind Hope to Yale to Cache farm with floods and Creek, the Fraser River washouts. still surging a month after The transportation it should have settled ministry and its back. At Ashcroft, river Tom Fletcher contractors had a winding rafters bravely bobbed on B.C. Views track open through the the brown torrent. Pine Pass construction The Williams Lake zone within days, an amazing effort Stampede went ahead between to restore essential freight traffic rain showers, bull riders benefitting into the region that has emerged as from soft conditions while barrel B.C.’s main economic engine. But racers struggled. reconstruction will likely take the We drove to Prince George and rest of the summer. then Vanderhoof, the geographical We were back in Victoria by the centre of B.C., where the Nechako time the Fraser River finally crested River looked ready to climb out at the Mission gauge after six weeks of its banks. As we arrived news of high water, its latest peak since came that all this thundering 1920. water had done its work, toppling During the trip, gasoline prices a hydroelectric tower in Surrey, reached a high of $1.31, nudged briefly closing the Trans-Canada up slightly by the latest increase again. in the carbon tax as well as One family member was unable political turmoil overseas. This to come down from Chetwynd for a is B.C.’s largely symbolic nod to visit. He was cut off by a staggering the concern that extreme weather 16 washouts of Highway 97 north events are accelerating due to huge of Prince George in the Pine Pass, consumption of fossil fuels and which winds through the Hart emissions of greenhouse gases. Range. This stretch of road has I’ve been careful not to make any long been a contender for the most sweeping statements about the extreme mountain conditions in

evolving science of climate change. But the sheer power of recent weather events, and the scars left by bark beetles and fires, are difficult to ignore. Australia has just taken bolder steps than those of B.C., imposing a carbon tax on the country’s 500 largest carbon emitters. The government proposes to collect the revenues for three years and invest them in renewable energy, transition for coal and steel industries and tax cuts for consumers who will have industrial carbon taxes passed on to them in the price of goods. Then the Australian carbon tax is supposed to convert to an emissions trading system designed to push industry into a cleaner future. B.C.’s carbon tax doesn’t exempt industry as its critics sometimes claim. The tax is imposed on all fuels used in industry, but hasn’t been extended to industrial process emissions. By far, the largest greenhouse gas source in B.C. remains vehicles, at around 40 per cent of the total. • Another highlight of the trip was the visible resurgence of the forest industry. May’s trade figures show B.C. lumber sales to China have surpassed the U.S. for the first time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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Readers oppose Chilean torture ship Esmeralda’s invite implies support for its history I am writing to you to support the many Chileans living in Greater Victoria, and many more I have met through the years. I worked in Chile in 1997 and had the privilege to share time with some victims of Augusto Pinochet’s horror regime. I also met many of those who managed to flee to Spain (where I am from) after the coup on Sept. 11, 1973. Esmeralda was invited to Victoria from Aug. 1-5. Esmeralda is the Chilean navy vessel used by former Chilean dictator Pinochet, on which to torture, rape and execute civilians. Several international reports have clearly indicated crimes against humanity were perpetrated aboard this vessel. Having this ship in our city will create public protest that might affect downtown businesses adversely, especially when, at the same time, cruise ships will be in the vicinity. I respectfully ask you to consider supporting the ban of this vessel. We have the opportunity to stand together to send a valuable message as a community. It is not about vengeance, but about justice and restoring some peace and dignity to many.

Mar Martínez de Saavedra Alvarez Sidney

Ex-Pinochet ship not an appropriate role model On University of Victoria’s independent radio program Democracy Now! I heard Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón speak. He had ordered the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998. To investigate cases of torture, war crimes and other offences around the world and in Chile, he used Spanish courts. He stated a sobering observation: Because of that indictment, Pinochet was held in Britain for a year, until eventually he was allowed to go home. Eventually he died without accountability – as is the case with all of Chile’s top brass involved in torture after their likely murder of former president Salvador Allende in 1973. Roman Catholic priest Michael Woodward was among those tortured and killed. Prior to his death, he was held on what has become known as the torture ship – the Esmeralda. A hundred people were tortured and raped on board. The young cadets who travel with

Readers respond: CFB Blue Boat aids personnel, commuters Re: Taxpayers sponsoring base’s free transit? (Letters, July 13) The letter writer evidently did not think this one through. Let me enlighten her. Firstly, as she had already noted, the collective numbers of personnel taking the Blue Boat, ergo not being in traffic, greatly reduce the carbon footprint. That reason alone should suffice. Secondly, the Blue Boat has been in service for many decades, transporting not only those who serve their country, but also the many civilian employees who support those who serve. I may add that the civilians probably outnumber

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‘Symbol of terror’ not welcome in Victoria I commend and thank Victoria city council for taking an ethical and moral stand against Esmeralda’s visit, perhaps other individuals and institutions should emulate such dignified action. A visit by Esmeralda to our city would be degrading to those people who were tortured and killed on board. I respectfully ask the authorities to withdraw the welcome mat and refuse to participate in any ceremony related to this symbol of terror, intolerance and crimes against humanity. Please support our efforts to stop the visit, at www.noesmeralda.com. Carlos Flores Saanich

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the uniformed personnel in ridership. Regardless, we are all part of a team that use this service. Is it a perk? Perhaps. But what is wrong with that? We pay taxes too. We foot the bill! I’m quite sure the “poor stiffs” in the crawl really haven’t given the issue a thought and I would wager they don’t really care either way (unless the Blue Boat stops running and all those who use it start to drive). Put your mind at rest, sit back and think of another cause to champion. Perhaps carpooling. Have you noticed how many single-occupancy vehicles are in the crawl? And thank those who serve, for you, in the Forces and DND. Brent Carney Victoria

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Esmeralda are not responsible for what happened then. Mayor Dean Fortin and council passed a courageous resolution urging the navy and provincial and federal to rescind inviting this ironically elegant ship to Victoria. Its captain needs to tell the cadets why the ship is not welcome. Larry Wartel Victoria

Editorial perpetuates term’s misuse Re: Conservatism creep evident (Our View, July 13) We see again how that triumvirate of the Natural Governing Party (Liberals), the media, and academe have succeeded very well in brainwashing the Canadian public – as well as the editors of this community paper -into believing that anything arbitrary, underhanded or repressive can be legitimately labelled as “conservatism.” That’s what last week’s editorial called the police inserting spies among lawabiding citizens travelling to legal and peaceful protests during the Olympic events in Vancouver. Why in the name of logic

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Saanich police and Telus have issued warnings about scam artists calling people in Greater Victoria and tricking them into installing malicious software on their home computers. Fraud artists often say they are from Microsoft or in some cases Telus, and claim they have detected viruses and other weaknesses in a person’s computer. People are directed to specific websites for a “fix,” which typically uploads a virus that seeks personal and financial information, and records keystrokes. A 53-year-old woman from Langford, who requested anonymity, said she has received one to two phone calls per week from people purporting to be Microsoft Windows computer technicians. All had South Asian accents and some admitted they were calling from India, although their numbers displayed California and Colorado area codes. “They tried to get me to type things into the computer,” she said “I may be old, but I’m not stupid.” All the callers claimed she had problems with

her computer “running slow” or having viruses. She told a few that she didn’t own a computer and they promptly hung up. “It’s a nuisance and a scam and people should know, especially older people. It bothers me. There are a lot of scams out there.” Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said victims often agree to pay the caller via PayPal to fix viruses and then allow “security software” to be uploaded onto their machine from the Internet. Telus said in a release it is getting reports from customers that scammers were requesting payment via credit card, compromising both the card and the computer. “Offering someone you don’t know remote access to your computer over the Internet is like giving them the keys to your house,” Jantzen said. “Once access is gained, a virus or software can be placed on your computer to monitor what your doing or access your banking information.” Telus says that legitimate companies would already have and should not need you to verify name or account details. If unsure, hang up and contact the company directly. editor@vicnews.com

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preserve the Gorge Waterway. For now, the Capital Regional District provides the only paid employee. Under The Gorge Waterway Initiative has a the harbours environmental action promore hopeful outlook, after members’ gram, Jody Watson provides part-time appeal to their funders found a sympa- co-ordination of the group, but that is slated to end. thetic ear. CRD staff said their Last Wednesday, Patty “Here we have support has moved far McDonald pled her case to the Capital Regional something that’s grown beyond the mandate of program. District’s core area liquid organically. It’s prudent the“They’ve been stretchwaste management comto find a way to keep it ing what they can to conmittee. tinue supporting this,” “We respectfully ask going.” said Larisa Hutcheson, that you reconsider your – Coun. Vic Derman general manager of envidecision to end your coronmental sustainabilordination of the GWI,” ity. she said. Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin called The volunteer initiative brings together hundreds of volunteers belong- attention to the financial benefit of voling to several conservation groups to unteer groups eager to donate their

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Free-B Film Fest returns without provincial grant Even without a gaming grant, the Free-B Film Festival returns every Friday and Saturday evening of August. The films are friendly for families to enjoy outdoors at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park or at Centennial Square at City Hall. This year’s lineup includes Short Circuit, Muppets from Space, Teen Wolf and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. While the Victoria Film Festival learned it lost its $40,000 grant two years ago, this is the first year it feels the effects, said Kathy Kay, festival director. In order to continue the free annual event for the community, VFF negotiated some deals with film distributors, said Kay. “We also avoided a couple of really pricey titles.” The City of Victoria stepped up its annual grant. VFF has applied for a new grant, but “we’re not optimistic,” Kay said. Check out www.freebfilmfest.com for details. rholmen@vicnews.com

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‘It will give us stability’ Faced with raising the bulk of the funding alone, the committee asked “It shouldn’t be band members in a thought of as a solution referendum whether the to our issues,” says project should continue. Butch, who serves as About 75 per cent voted artistic director on the to keep going, and the committee leading the committee is now in the project. “It’s going to give process of securing a us stability.” financing partner. The centre will “It’s a combination feature consolidated of putting up our own band administration equity and financing, services, such as treaty and continuing to negotiation, property Photo submitted taxation, archaeology, An architect’s 3-D model of the planned work towards receiving grants,” Clarke says of public works, bylaw $16-million Songhees Wellness Centre. the community’s answer enforcement, lands to finance the project. “It’s tourist destination, where management, finance and tough times.” visitors can take guided canoe council chambers. There will Despite the positive feedback trips, watch carvers, dancers be a youth drop-in centre, the Songhees Nation has and other artisans at work, and complete with a multimedia received from politicians about enjoy a Coast Salish meal. learning room, youth and adult the centre, it’s not translating However, project funding has classrooms and a computer lab. into substantial funding, which been tough to come by. The recreation wing will has committee members The province has not include a full-size basketball scratching their heads. contributed, and the federal court, doubling as a conference “It lets you know there contribution has been viewed centre, with retractable stage is something wrong with and industrial kitchen, all which as a disappointment by the the system when there is Songhees Nation: Health can be rented. plenty of money for welfare, Canada is providing $800,000, The health wing will there is plenty of money for and Aboriginal Affairs and incorporate a work-out room, social assistance, and very Northern Development Canada teaching kitchen and space little money for economic is contributing $200,000. for counselling, treatment, development,” says Clarke. “We’d like help, but we’ll hydrotherapy, physiotherapy “We want to break away own it even more if we do and massage. Elders will have from (relying on government it ourselves,” says Christina a centre, and there will be a gift funding), so we’re doing it Clarke, project facilitator shop showcasing Coast Salish ourselves.” and band property taxation art. emccracken@vicnews.com administrator. The facility will also be a Continued from Page A1


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When Connor Gaston learned in science class that a person can foam green at the mouth and eventually die after ingesting hemlock, he turned the nugget of information into a gem of a story. “I was like, ‘whoa, that’s so cool,’” the fourth-year University of Victoria creative writing student said of the imagery. “That would be a really interesting thing to see on film.” It has led to the creation of a short film he wrote and helped shoot with 15 UVic students for a screenwriting class that recently wrapped. How Socrates Bought the Farm is a dark comedy about an introverted young man who plots to poison his boorish stepfather. “It’s interesting to let your script go into someone else’s hands,” said Gaston, who usually writes and shoots his own films. Working with such a large crew this time was “a good process,” he said. “It’s healthy to see your work taken by somebody else.” The intensive and innovative seven-week class that brought his story to life is help-

In 2010 she taught the first studentdriven Writing 320 class, which culminated in the web series, Freshman’s Wharf. In June that series won a prestigious Leo award, which recognizes B.C. film and television. Gaston’s script was chosen out of 17 entries by his fellow classmates – they didn’t know it was his. The film was produced by course instructor Daniel Hogg and directed by award-winning UVic alumni Jeremy Lutter, both of whom were involved in Freshman’s Wharf. The value of the course is that it mimics a professional film set and involves students in every step of the filmmaking process, though there was an open call for the director and the actors’ roles. “Film is definitely a collaborative art form,” said Lutter. “So this class is really good in that Don Denton/News staff Actor Shaan Rahman, centre, waits for the crew, slater Tyson Laidler, left, first regard, because everyone can take on camera assistant Connor Gaston, director of photography Dan Hogg and sound tech a different department. And then you Kelly Bouchard, to get ready before they film a scene from How Socrates Bought end up with a really polished work at the The Farm. The Writing 320 class from UVic also created the Leo Award-nominated end, because there were so many people working on it.” Freshman’s Wharf web series. That’s what has Bradley, who plans ing boost the university’s name in the film film theory, while budding screenwriters to teach the next course next January, so get their fix through the creative writing enthusiastic. world. “We practically have a film program, That, despite the fact UVic doesn’t have department. “I think people are surprised (with) the really, because there’s so much great stuff an official film department – largely because quality that is coming out of UVic,” said being made,” she said. there is no funding available. emccracken@vicnews.com Film courses that are offered focus on associate professor Maureen Bradley.

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Mark Salter stands at the edge of Anderson Park Community Garden and gazes proudly at a bumper crop of vegetable plants. “The artichokes off that bed were fabulous,” the treasurer of the Esquimalt Community Gardens Society says pointing to a nearby wood-framed garden plot. A year after he helped establish the garden, Salter is still a regular fixture there. “The theory is you build it and they will

come,” Salter says. All 16 plots in the garden are being used and six of eight newly constructed beds are available. Plans to create a community garden simmered on the backburner for years until Salter championed the cause, says Marlene Lagoa, Esquimalt’s sustainability co-ordinator. For his leadership efforts, Salter was recently awarded an EcoStar environmental award by the Capital Regional District. “I question whether it would have happened without Mark,” Lagoa

says. “He doesn’t even have a plot in the garden. “Doesn’t that make him quite the leader? He just thought it was important and he wanted to share that.” The plots are available for use by Esquimalt High and Ecole Victor-Brodeur students as well as Esquimalt residents, such as apartment dwellers, who can’t have backyard gardens. At a cost of $60 a year, Esquimalt community gardeners have access to water, plants and workshops. Salter can also be found at the garden every Tuesday night throughout the summer from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to answer

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questions and provide free gardening tips. Despite the garden’s growing popularity, Salter says there’s room for improvement. He hopes the gardens can be expanded, and plans to turn one section into what he calls

a community shared garden where users can grow perennial herbs. “It’s not a green paradise yet,” Salter says of the potential he sees in the garden. “It’s the gardener in me going, ‘It’s not a success yet.’” emccracken@vicnews.com

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CITY Port Vale FC part of Highlanders downtown weekend at RAP Travis Paterson News staff

Heading into the season-ending homestand this weekend the Victoria Highlanders FC players are loving what’s ahead and what’s underfoot. Playoffs loom, visiting Port Vale FC is here, 7 p.m. Thursday for an historic exhibition match and it’s all happening on the luscious green grass of Royal Athletic Park. Playing on the upgraded grass pitch of RAP after a mid-season move from Langford’s Bear Mountain Stadium is so enticing, coach Ian Bridge said players can’t get enough and have been staying on it long after the end of the day’s training. “It’s living and breathing -- it’s not smelling like rubber -- and it’s cool, not baking in the sun like the artificial turf,” Bridge said. The Highlanders have already settled into the new digs with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday and a 4-0 win over the North Sound SeaWolves the week before.

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Highlanders captain Tyler Hughes heads the ball during the team’s 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers at Royal Athletic Park on Saturday night.

As for the stadium, the City of Victoria Highlanders (7-4-3) face the first-place Kithas centralized the pitch with the grand- sap Pumas (12-0-3) at 7 p.m. on Saturday. stand and brought in a fence to showcase Sunday’s 4 p.m. matinee won’t be any easier with the third-place Abbotsford Mariners the club’s sponsors. The city is also allowing a variety of (6-6-3) visiting. “(Port Vale) is just that: food vendors to sell pizza, a challenging match at a smoked meat sandwiches, timely part of the schedmini-doughnuts and bison ule. We’re having a terrific burgers. ■ 7 p.m. July 21 vs. season so far and the playThe Highlanders’ relocaPort Vale FC ers are excited about it, but tion is a timely one, as visit■ 7 p.m. July 23 vs. the last two games are very ing English team Port Vale FC Kitsap Pumas important for us,” Bridge is set to add its name to the ■ 4 p.m. July 24 vs. said. “We’ll play our best historic list of touring sides Abbotsford Mariners game against Port Vale. The that have played at RAP. players want to know how Bridge was part of the lower we stack up against a pro Island rep team put together in the early 1990s that hosted Scottish and team, and we want to play for the fans.” Though Bridge will start his best team English premier teams Dundee United and Chelsea, respectively, at RAP. Early this he also has to meet the demands of the decade, the SPL’s Hearts and EPL’s Sunder- upcoming two-game weekend and will likely use all nine allowable substitutions. The land played on the pitch. For the Highlanders, it’s a fine time to minutes will be shared up and down the sharpen their game against the steeled pro- roster, including a couple of call-ups from fessionals of Port Vale. The second-place the U20 reserve team.

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“To put in a young team and rest the starters for Kitsap, that’s not fair to the fans or to Port Vale,” Bridge said. “The downside is we could empty the tank a little bit with six points needed on the weekend.” A bigger crowd is expected for Thursday’s exhibition match with Port Vale FC than the 1,100 who showed up recently for the game against North Sound or the 900 to watch Portland. Hailing from the Stoke-On-Trent area in England, Port Vale is stirring interest all over the Island and Lower Mainland.

Young blood Sixteen-year-old Josh Heard scored the Highlanders’ only goal from Jared Stephens in the third minute of the second half of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers. The Highlanders won their first game at RAP 4-0 on July 9 over the North Sound SeaWolves. Ashley Burbeary and Jordie Hughes each scored twice. sports@vicnews.com

Jr. ’Rocks playing like it’s 2013 Team finding playoff chemistry Travis Paterson News staff

This year’s junior Victoria Shamrocks team was supposed to be a work-in-progress, a proving ground for a championship run in 2012, if not 2013. But the way the Jr. ’Rocks swept the Nanaimo Timbermen in two games last week has some wondering whether this team might be ready to do some damage in this season’s playoffs. Now the Shamrocks await either the top dog Coquitlam Adanacs or second-place New Westminster Salmonbellies in round two of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League playoffs, which starts this weekend. The Jr. ’Rocks ended a quick and tidy first-round sweep over Nanaimo with a 14-8 win on the road Thursday to win the best-of-three series. Even popping Nanaimo in the first round for the second year in a row isn’t a surprise. It’s the efficiency with which the Shamrocks won that was unexpected.

“For whatever reason we weren’t jelling that well in the first three quarters of the year,” said coach Jordan Sundher. “With so many rookies on the team, 15 of them – and 12 of them first year (1992-born) juniors – the team has (finally) come together.” As of Monday, the Jr. ’Rocks were waiting for the result of the third-place Delta Islanders and the seventh-place Langley Thunder. Results from the series are available online. Should Delta win, the Shamrocks will face the reigning the Canadian champion Adanacs. Both the Ads (21-0) and Salmonbellies (16-5) earned first-round byes in the playoffs. The Shamrocks’ awakening is one that has Sundher, an ex-junior and senior Shamrock himself, excited but wondering if he could have done something different earlier in the season to get his team playing the way it is now. “We’ve got a mixed scoring punch, five or six guys who can put it in the net, which is much different than last year when (current Adanacs’ player) Casey Jackson was the goto-guy on offence.” As long as the Shamrocks’ rookies are learning to play at the junior-A level the team’s future is bright. Their core of first-year players was part of the provincial intermediate-A

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Junior Shamrock Ben Stebbins, behind, checks Nanaimo’s Paul Brebber in Nanaimo on July 14. championship last year and features transition stars-in-themaking Jesse King and Kurtis Green, and the teams’ top attacker Brody Eastwood. “It’s just figuring out chemistry. I’d love the chance to play Coquitlam. The pressure is on them and it’s exactly the spot for us to be in.” sports@vicnews.com


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Layritz star at Hollywood

Vision Matters Dr. Rachel Rushforth

Macular Degeneration The enemy of central vision

Saanich club wins Little League District 7 title, spot in provincials Travis Paterson News staff

Make it five straight trips to the provincials for Layritz Little League’s 11- and 12-year-olds. Layritz defeated Beacon Hill 10-0 in the third and final game of the District 7 city championship at Fairfield’s Hollywood Park on Sunday. Layritz has a chance to improve on its semifinal loss at last year’s provincials. It should help that Layritz doesn’t need to go far – Hampton Little League is this year’s host club. In the final on Sunday, Layritz got five shutout innings from pitcher Jesse Simpson. At bat, Jake Wilhelm clubbed a dinger to help the Saanich team end the game an inning early. Layritz won the first game on Friday, a 10-0 clincher that ended in the fourth inning. Beacon Hill battled back, winning 4-2 in a game delayed by rain on Saturday. “We have a lot of work to do this week, on everything,” Layritz manager Dave Potter said. “It seems our hitting is either on or off. (The coaches) challenged the players to hit (Sunday) and they responded. There were no easy outs for Beacon Hill.” Layritz went 6-1 during the city championships, while Beacon Hill went 4-3. “It’s a tough loss. The kids aren’t happy but they can be happy they made it this far,” Beacon Hill manager Gus Niketas said. “(Beacon Hill) came back in a do-or-die game and I think we shocked (Layritz) on Saturday.” Pitchers Nick Downer and Chris Niketas combined to hold Layritz to just two runs in that game. Beacon Hill’s 9- and 10-year-old team is currently at the pro-

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Jacob Moss and Jacob Potter lift the Little League 11-and12 year old trophy as District 7 champions after defeating Beacon Hill 10-0 at Hollywood Park on Sunday. vincial Little League tournament in Trout Lake (Burnaby), July 16-23. Layritz and Hampton get the ball rolling on Saturday. sports@vicnews.com

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Hesjedal a horse for Garmin-Cervelo team Team Garmin-Cervelo and the Tour de France cyclists enjoyed a well-deserved rest on Monday after a compelling week of racing through the mountains of France. Much of the fruit of Ryder Hesjedal’s labour on Sunday, however, was in stage-winner Mark Cavendish’s (U.K.) basket. The latter cyclist of opposing team HTC-Highroad showed his dominance as the world’s top sprinter in a straightaway by shooting out of the peloton at the end of stage 15. Hesjedal’s Garmin-Cervelo teammate Tyler Farrar (U.S.) crossed the finish line just a half-metre back of Cavendish after Hesjedal and teammates laboured through the demanding hills of the 192.5-kilometres long stretch from Limoux to Montpellier. Hesjedal ended the day 127th though he was just 95 seconds back of Farrar, having pulled up on the final ascent. Victoria’s man on the tour entered Tuesday’s stage 16 at a steady 32nd overall, 25 minutes and 18 seconds back of yellow jersey holder Thomas Voeckler (France). Garmin-Cervelo have worked hard to keep 32-year-old tour rookie Tom Danielson (U.S.) in ninth position overall, five minutes and 26 seconds back. Wednesday’s stage 17 is 179kms from Gap to Pinerolo with an incredible descent that could favour Garmin-Cervelo sprinter Thor Hushovd’s chances at win-

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Soccer Results from the B.C. Soccer Youth Provincial B Cup championships in Penticton, July 7-10

The Victoria Grizzlies will play more Friday and Saturday night games this year as the B.C. Hockey League has tweaked the 2011-12 schedule to focus on those days. Considered “prime nights” by the league, 67 per cent of the 480 games will fall on Friday and Saturday, with the total number jumping to 83 per cent when Sunday is included. It means just 17 per cent of games will take place midweek. The Grizzlies start the season with a home-and-home against the Cowichan Captitals at Bear Mountain Arena at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, and in Cowichan at 7:30 p.m. the following night. Victoria’s regular season ends at home against Powell River on March 10. The B.C. Hockey League is celebrating its 50th season this year.

United player putting award to good health As Victoria United wrapped up the Pacific Coast Soccer League home schedule at Royal Athletic Park on Saturday the team honoured defender Joel Gomez. Gomez is the first winner of the club’s new award, a $1,500 grant for a United reserve or premier team

U15 Girls Provincial B Cup Gordon Head/Cordova Bay Fusion 4 Kootenay South 0 Gordon Head/Cordova Bay Fusion 2 Coquitlam Metro-Ford Threat 2 100 Mile House 0 Gordon Head/Cordova Bay Fusion 5 Bronze medal game: Gordon Head/Cordova Bay Fusion 1 Kelowna United 0

- Gordon Head/Cordova Bay Fusion wins bronze medal U15 Boys Provincial B Cup Penticton Pinnacles 1 Gorge FC 2 Prince George Kodiaks 0 Gorge FC 5 Nelson Selects 2 Gorge FC 4 Gold medal game: North Delta United 1 Gorge FC 0

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing. 1-888-579-0892. Must Sell! FRENCH CREEK Available immediately: Prime Location.5,500 sq ft, 135 licensed seat, view of Georgia Strait, harbour moorage & activities, and creek estuary. Fully furnished and equipped. Refurbished gas and refrigeration equipment. Please call or email for additional photos and details: Shauneen or John @ (250) 248-3717, ext. 2, 1. LOOKING FOR Avon Reps. Be your own boss. Earn extra money, work from home. Call 250-386-0070 to learn more.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS ADMIN ASSISTANT Trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified A & P staff now. No Experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888512-7116. AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, web design training, administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn web design from the comfort of your home! Visit: www.ibde.ca Apply today! TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. TWO, TWO, Two years in one. New Heavy Equipment Certificate program at GPRC, Fairview campus. Receive 1st and 2nd year HET Apprenticeship technical training. Intense hands-on shop experience, Fairview, AB. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882. HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

EXPERIENCED HAIR StylistF/T or P/T is required at Parting Hair Design in Cadboro Bay. (250)478-1869.

BOOKKEEPER, F/T, Sidney. 1 yr+ mat leave position. Apply: horsejournals.com/careers BURGER KING Victoria is currently hiring Full-Time Food Counter Attendants. Mature candidates & students welcome to apply. Must be flexible and able to work various shifts incl. days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Wages $11.35 per hour. 1681 Island Hwy. BUSY GM Dealership in Squamish has an immediate opening for a qualified GM Technician. Send resume to denise@greggardnergm.com GUTTER INSTALLER is needed with 3 years experience. Must have valid Drivers License. Call 250-382-5154.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

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MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1877-776-1660.

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Prince Rupert, BC has an immediate opening for a Journeyman Technician Chrysler experience preferred, will consider 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Top wages and relocation bonus to the right candidate. Apply by email: ckontzie@rainbowchrysler.ca, FAX (250)624-3214 Attn Service Manager, or by mail 1105 Chamberlin Ave, Prince Rupert, BC , V8J 4J5 DL#24707

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

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TRADES, TECHNICAL CANADIAN Tire Fernie BC is seeking Red Seal Automotive Service Technicians to join our team in a very busy, positive, well equipped, growing Automotive Service Centre. Please contact Shannon Morton or Jason Hayes via phone @250-4234222 or Email shannon.morton@hotmail.com

Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic or Apprentice Mechanic

P & R Truck Centre requires Full - Time Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic or Apprentice Mechanic for our Duncan location. Possession of an Authorized Motor Vehicle Inspection ticket would be an asset. Excellent Wage & BeneďŹ t Package. Please e-mail resume to michele@prwstar.com or fax to 250-746-8064

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

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Engineer / Millwright â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Courtenay, BC

4th Class Power Engineer with Journeyman Millwright ticket. This position is responsible for the routine/preventive maintenance and trouble shooting of the manufacturing and building equipment, including low pressure Boiler and Refrigeration equipment. Must be available to work shift work, holidays, and weekends, on call. To apply for this opportunity or for more information please email your resume and covering letter HRBCresumes@saputo.com

BICYCLES DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

ADULT KUWAHARA X-country bike, 21sp with fenders, as new cond $400. 250-595-1675

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

FREE ITEMS FREE: KITCHEN stove, in good condition, beige. Call 383-6776.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

FREE ITEMS

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

LOTS

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

SUITES, LOWER

BEATERS UNDER $1000

FREE: MUSTANG floater jackets, ladies large and mans extra large. 250-727-0819.

ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

31 LOT subdivision in Nanaimo now for sale, all view lots Mnt/oceans. Easy to build, Geotech is done. For more information contact (604)8895402 sandhu_p@hotmail.com

FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $900 mo. Avail now. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

FRIENDLY FRANK 24 JAM & Jelly canning jars w/lids, $7. Ironing board, aqua colour, $12. 250-595-3070. 39 TIME LIFE World War II hard cover books, excellent condition, $40. (250)656-2477. ANTIQUE RESTING chair, from CPR Royal Alexander Hotel in Winnipeg, $79 obo. Call 250-727-9425. A SELECTION of antique linen, some lace, all for $50. Call 250-370-2905. BAMBOO TABLE (40”x20”), glass top, 2 padded chairs, $99. Call (250)598-0750. BATHROOM VANITY, with granite top, solid wood, new, $99. Call 250-478-3797. BOYS BIKE, $15, TV stand, $75. Call 250-727-6950. CHRISTMAS CACTUS (blooming), fairly large, white colour, good quality pot, $7. 250-383-4578. OUTDOOR counter height bar stool & chairs, $60. 4 cup coffee pot, $10. (250)478-0590. PLATE GLASS coffee table plus, side table w/ shelves, $75 obo. Call 250-727-3064.

BOOKS BOOKS & antique paper collectibles. Qualified appraisers. House calls for large libraries. Haunted Bookshop (Est. 1947)250-656-8805 CASH PAID FOR SCRAP METAL Copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum. William’s Scrap Metal, 2690 Munn Road. 250-479-8335.

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE 20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953. TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures.866-4840857 (US)

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

JAMES BAY: Dallas Rd. Water, Mnt view beautiful lrg 1 bdrm condo, 906sqft, recently reno’d. Inclds parking, sauna, workshop, comm. rm., storage. $265,000. (778)6790634, keith.lewis@shaw.ca

FURNITURE

HOUSES FOR SALE

FUEL/FIREWOOD

CLIC-KLAK Sofa-Beds $199., Wooden 5pc Dinettes $159., Truckload Brand New Mattresses from $139., Q/S Sets $399., Platform Bed $149., Canopy Beds $199., BunkBeds Wooden $269., Sofa, Loveseat & Chair $699., Espresso or White Bookcases, Dressers, Chests, Pantrys on Sale! Tools, Hdwe, Patio Furn. Wheelbarrows $20. BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St, Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE A FREE Telephone Service Get your first month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. 1-800-7658660. www.allcalm.com RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit: www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1888-473-5407. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. now $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.

OAK BAY, 1 bdrm suite, $925 mo, N/P, N/S, incls H/W, avail now. Call 250-598-2183. SAANICH, GRD level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, all utils incl, close to all amens, N/P, N/S, $900,(Immed), 250-704-6613

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

SIDNEY, 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 1 bath, priv ent, $1150 utils incl, avail Aug. 1, 250-665-6987.

BCMOBILEHOMES.CA. New 16 wides from $69,900. Drywall and appliances included. 1-866-573-1288. 250-5732278.

VIEW ROYAL- 2 bdrms, shared laundry. N/S. 1 small pet ok. $1100 inclds hydro. (250)658-4735.

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

SUITES, UPPER SIDNEY, BRIGHT bach, $700 large view, priv deck. N/S, N/P. Avail Aug. 1. Call 250656-1672 or 250-884-4159.

TOWNHOUSES

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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR LEASE 18,000 sq. ft., heavy industrial, M3 zoned lot, fully fenced. $1500/mo or will sell 1/2 interest in full acre. Also we sell portable metal buildings for boats, RV’s etc., any size. Ted (250)216-3262.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT 3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188

LANGFORD- 1 BDRM loft, 1.5 bath, lrg balcony, walking distance to all amenities, secure underground parking, laundry, stainless appls. Avail Aug 1. $1100 mo. (778) 678-2073.

MILL BAY- 3 Bdrms, 2.5 bath, fully reno’d, oceanview, hardwood flrs, 6 appls, close to shops, marina & Victoria commuter bus. N/S, dogs on approval, credit check & references req’d, $1750+utils. Avail Aug 1. Call 250-743-4432. rentmillbay@gmail.com SOOKE. 3-BDRM + den, 2.5 bath. Newer home with gas F/P. Fully fenced, big yard. Big deck off bright kitchen with DW, F/S. W/D in sep. laundry. Nice views, forest and trails across road. Pet ok. $1650 + utils. Aug. 1. 250-508-4064.

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

SOOKE, 3 bdrm, fully fenced yard, large rec room, N/S, N/P, $1150, Aug. 1, 250-478-1036. 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.

SUITES, LOWER COLWOOD 2 BDRM- W/D, F/S, inclds hydro/heat/water. Near bus. NS/NP. Avail Aug 1. $1050. (250)474-6074. GLEN LAKE area, cozy 1 bdrm in quiet home. utils incl. ns/np, refs, avail Aug 1. $780 mo. (250)474-4682. HIGH QUADRA self cont 2bdrm grnd lvl, w/d ns/np $1050 utils incl (250)479-4254

HOMES WANTED

LANGFORD 1-BDRM. Brand new, 1 parking spot In suite laundry, lake views. N/P. Avail now. $950. inclds utils. (250)474-5885, (250)884-9624

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

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LANGFORD. 1-BDRM newly reno’d ground-level suite. Sep. deck & entrance. $850. inclds utils. N/S, pets neg. Ref’s req’d. Owner (250)478-5327. LANGFORD: 2 bdrm, W/D, F/P, NS/NP. $1100 incld’s util’s. Call (250)220-5907.

SOOKE. $1350/MTH, incl garbage. Beautiful new 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse. Small backyard, garage, f/s, dw/mw, w/d, 2 floors. On bus route, close to town core, pets considered. Ph. 250-642-4952

WANTED TO RENT LOOKING FOR 1 bdrm furnished cottage on water for about $1000. Utils incld’d, TV/web. I’m reno’ing my place have 1 adult dog, 1 pup, both well behaved. (250)217-3000.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

CARS

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

858-5865 ONLY 170,000 KM- 1983 Olds Cutlas Ciera, white, 4 door, good condition, non-smoking car. $1800. (250)382-0710.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1989 TOYOTA Corolla, original owner. Gave up license due to health issues. 4-door auto. Regular maintenance 2x annually; needs new front brakes. 200K. Asking $1500. Hillside/Quadra area. Contact healenarts@yahoo.com 2004 MUSTANG convertible, Special Edition (Grey), V6, like new, covered prkg, 59,000 K, $10,000 obo. 250-978-2254. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

FREE CASH back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery. www.autocreditfast.ca. WANT A vehicle but stressed about your credit? Last week 23 out of 27 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888593-6095.

1995 KODIAK, 24’ 5th wheel. Immaculate condition, sleeps 6. Asking $9000 obo. 250-3919707. WINNEBAGO MOTOR home, 1979, 60,000K, fully equipped, great condition, new roof replaced, $5500. 250-658-8859.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

AUTO SERVICES

1994 NISSAN Pathfinder, XE, V6, 4x4, standard, A/C, power windows, sunroof, in excellent condition, 223,000 K, $3500 obo. Call 250-920-4283.

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TRUCKS & VANS

CASH PAID

FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

250-885-1427

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

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For Junk Cars/Trucks

Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE!

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toll free 1-888-588-7172 2007 DODGE Dakota, silver, 41,000kms, auto, a/c, cruise. $15,500. Call 250-857-3137.

Watch for our Auto Section

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MARIGOLD AREA, 1 bdrm, shared lndry, quiet, N/S, N/P, $750, (immed), 250-727-6217.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES HAULING AND SALVAGE

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CONCRETE & PLACING

FENCING

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

CONTRACTORS

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

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. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades, roof demossing. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440. V.I.P. GUTTER Cleaning. Gutter guards, all exterior, power washing, roof de-mossing, spray, windows. Package deals! Insured. (250)507-6543

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

TAX

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.

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (250)380-2526. AUNTIE MESS CLEANING. Reliable, efficient, honest, 40 years exp, seniors discount. $20/hr. Call 250-634-1077. FRIENDLY HOUSEKEEPER has immediate openings, MonSat. Ref’s avail. 778-440-3875. HOUSE AND CARPET CLEANING- Carpet Special! $69/2 rooms. 250-514-6055.

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. BASEMENT RENO’S. Local grant expertise. Legal suites. 883-6810. suitebcontracting.ca CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 REDSEAL JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. Simple hourly rate. (250)886-1596.

DRAFTING & DESIGN DESIGN FOR PERMIT. Home Renovation Plus. Call Steven (250) 881-4197.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CLARK’S HOME RENOVATIONS (Family Owned & Operated Business)

Office: 250-642-5598 Cell: 250-361-8136 Service Installation

Renovations

Tubs, Surround, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks www.clarkshomerenovations.ca

Roofing, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks, Fence, Painting www.victoriahomerenos.ca

• B.C. Business Licence • City Licence • WCB • Liability Insurance Fall Arrest Training & Equipment Free Estimates Senior Discounts

DECKS FENCES. Installation & repairs. Vinyl decks & aluminum rails. Book now and save. Robert (250)580-3325. SIMPLY FENCING. Custom gates, fences and decks. Licensed & WCB Insured. Visit: simplyfencing.ca Call (250)886-1596.

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.

GARDENING 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specializing in Lawn (Sod & Seed), Landscaping, Tree & Stump, Hedges, Blackberry, Ivy removal, Yard Cleanup, 23 yrs exp. WCB. AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, beds, irrigation, commer, strata. 25 yrs. Insured. 882-3129. BIG JOBS or small, we do it all. Weekly or monthly visits. Commercial & Residential. Call (250)885-8513. DPM SERVICES: Lawns, clean-ups, tree pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. Call 250-883-8141. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. INSTALLATION OF patios, ponds, gardens and more. Plus, top quality maintenance. glenwoodgardenwor ks.com Call (250)474-4373. J&L GARDENING Full garden maintenance, pruning & trimming. John (250)885-7343.

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★ REPAIRS/RENOS. Painting, plumbing, electrical, etc. Free estimates. Call 250-217-8666.

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

C.B.S. MASONRY Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios Repair. Renew. Replace “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Estimate & Competitive Prices. Charlie 294-9942, 5899942 Licensed Insured & WCB THE STUCCOMAN. Chimney repair work. Free estimates, 20 year warr/guarantee. Senior discount. (250)391-9851.

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C A L L F O R N O M I N AT I O N S Readers can nominate more than one individual. You can even nominate yourself! TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION: ◆ E-mail to promo@vicnews.com ◆ Drop off to: 818 Broughton St. (Downtown) or 777 Goldstream Ave. (West Shore) ◆ Nominations must be received by Friday July 22nd, Noon

ELIGIBILITY: 1. Nominees must be residents of Greater Victoria. 2. Nominees must be women.

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Eco-entrepreneur ✿ Nominee runs a small or large business, including home-based and franchise businesses ✿ Nominee must be the creator of the business ✿ Business must have an environmental/green focus ✿ Business practices must demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to eco-friendly principles Award Sponsor:

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Above and Beyond ✿ Employee of any business in Greater Victoria, including home-based ✿ Nominee is a veteran of her industry, and continues to make her mark in both her industry and community ✿ Nominee demonstrates dedication that goes beyond her job description ✿ Demonstrates community contribution

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Greater Victoria accountants honoured for community work Graeme Lee and Charles Burkett feted by professional association Emma Prestwich News staff

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A reflection of work City of Victoria public works employee Ernie West is reflected in a window of the City Hall Annex building on Broad Street as he uses a squeegee to clean the glass.

Museum offers deductive challenge Like a dinner party murder mystery, an upcoming event features lies and intrigue, but without the morbid element. The Royal B.C. Museum’s Artifact or Artifiction event returns for the seventh instalment, with party-goers squaring off against museum curators, collections managers and archivists, to decide whether stories told about 20 of the museum’s strangest items are true or false. “Fibbing doesn’t come naturally to our scientists and historians, but this is all for a good cause,” museum CEO Pauline

Rafferty said in a release. “This is a fabulous event, and the financial support from the community is essential in helping us share the B.C. story with all British Columbians.” Proceeds from the evening, which includes a roving buffet and cash bar, go toward developing educational programs, exhibits and research, as well as expanding and conserving collections. Last year’s event raised $90,000. CBC Vancouver and CHEK News anchor Tony Parsons will emcee the Oct. 6

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Two Greater Victoria chartered accountants have been awarded for their efforts in local nonprofits. Graeme Lee and Charles Burkett were two of four recipients presented with community service awards by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. Burkett was recognized for his seven years on the board of the Victoria Foundation, a local philanthropic organization that funds various charities, as well as the Charlton L. Smith Foundation, which also provides grants to local groups. Working with groups that aren’t motivated by profit is rewarding, Burkett said. “I’ve always (charity work), right back to (when I was in) school,” he said. “I like that you get to meet people and do things you wouldn’t normally get to do.” Lee has been on the board of the Queen Alexandra Foundation since 2003. He has helped spearhead several of its projects, such as chairing the

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committee for Jeneece Place, which, when built, will temporarily house families whose children need medical care in Victoria. He’s also a long-time volunteer with several other local non-profits. Lee, who has been a practising accountant in the region for several decades, said he felt responsible to thank the community. “My profession involves helping people – this is a natural progression,” he said. Both accountants said they were nominated to the boards because of skills they brought from their jobs, such as leadership, financial planning and teamwork, but their roles have grown over the years. intern@vicnews.com


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