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PRIDE CELEBRATES IN RAINBOW OF COLOUR Many Greater Victoria residents lined Government Street Sunday afternoon, with rainbow flags and colourful beads, as the the annual Pride Parade made its way through the downtown core.

Colourful floats and characters filled the streets from Pandora Avenue to Macdonald Park in James Bay, with several politicians and local celebrities taking part.

To lighten the financial load of paying for municipal policing, the province should change the way it doles out money to municipalities, says Victoria’s city council. Under the current formula, the province passes on federal funding to municipalities serviced by the RCMP. The feds cover 10 or 30 per cent of RCMP costs, depending on population. “A 10-per-cent grant from the federal government to Victoria police officers, that’s probably around $4 million. That’s an extra 40 cops on the street,” said Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, who also chairs the Victoria Police Board. Municipalities, such as Victoria and Esquimalt, solely fund their own municipal police services, he said. Council decided July 7 to ask the Union of British Columbia Municipalities to include the issue for discussion at its September convention. “When we take a look at our average caseload, compared to everyone else, we are about 40 cops short from what we need to get our caseload down to the provincial average,” Fortin said. PLEASE SEE: Police funding, Page A2

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chair Dean Fortin (also mayor of Victoria). Fortin, as board chair and discipline authority over Graham, found Graham guilty of discreditable conduct in April 2011 and issued him with a written reprimand. Soon thereafter, Graham asked the OPCC for a review, while Dean asked for a public hearing. “(Potentially) outing an undercover officer deserves worse than a letter,” Dean said in an interview with the News. “As soon as I heard what he did, I said, ‘Wait a minute, he can’t make jokes about outing an undercover officer.’” Dean said he hopes people attend the review and that Filmer finds “errors” in the investigation process. “Well, to me, the biggest thing is it’s shameful that (Graham is appealing the finding). Every sin-

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A retired judge will look at a decision that found Victoria’s police chief guilty of discreditable conduct. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner said Friday it will hold a review on record, which is a public meeting that takes another look at the decision. Former judge Alan Filmer will review the decision. A date has not been set. The finding of discreditable conduct against police Chief Jamie Graham stemmed from a security conference in November 2009 where Graham said he had an officer driving a busload of Olympic protesters over to Vancouver for to the 2010 Olympic torch run. Victoria resident Bruce Dean complained, saying the comment jeopardized the undercover officer’s safety. It has never been proven whether an officer was, in fact, driving the bus. An investigation by RCMP Chief Superintendent Rick Taylor found Dean’s allegations against Graham were substantiated. Those findings were forwarded to Victoria police board

gle time he’s avoided accountability on it. He’s wasting taxpayers’ money by not saying, ‘OK, I’m wrong.’ What kind of role model is he for children? What kind of role model is he for his department?” Deputy police complaint commissioner Rollie Woods said, “A review on the record is a quicker, less expensive adjudicative avenue to take.” Woods said Filmer’s review will look at the reports submitted on the issue and can call for submissions from Graham and Dean, rather than presiding over a “full-blown hearing” with witnesses and a trial. Police complaint commissioner Stan Lowe said in a report the review on the record is necessary in the public’s interest. Graham did not return phone calls to the news. VicPD spokesman Const. Mike Russell said the department would not comment on the issue until the process was complete.



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To effect change, council hopes other B.C. municipalities will join in asking the provincial government to change the funding process so they too receive the same financial support as municipalities that have RCMP services. There are still many benefits to having a municipal police service, rather than an RCMP force, such as the autonomy that comes with a municipal police board, Fortin said. “So you have an opportunity for greater input from a community level. You don’t have that with the RCMP,” he said. The federal government costshares RCMP services, which can be redeployed throughout Canada in the event of an emergency, according to the B.C. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

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Greater Victoria harmonized sales tax opponent takes fight to region’s roadways Edward Hill News staff

Finding a patch of soft earth, Brad Slade spikes his blue anti-harmonized sales tax sign into the side of the road. Looking at it’s message, he never thought he’d be a “yes” man. Slade was a key anti-HST organizer in Greater Victoria during last year’s provincewide campaign that triggered the HST referendum, and is still working at keeping the controversial tax in the public eye. In past weeks, the View Royal resident has been dotting the highways and byways of the Capital Region with “vote yes to extinguish the HST” signs, a project he started after seeing proHST ads on TV during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Getting permission from the Ministry of Transportation to line the Trans-Canada and Pat Bay highways with signs was no easy task. Slade discovered rules for referendum messaging was an unknown quantity. Ministry managers were left scratching their heads for weeks. Slade, 47, kept pressing the transportation minister’s office for an answer. “Eventually they told me they’d treat it like election signage,” he said. “Needless to say, I was jumping for joy.” The sign request has set precedent for the rest of the province. After mulling the issues, Victoria, View Royal, Metchosin, Sooke, Esquimalt and Saanich also gave the OK for Slade to post referEdward Hill/News staff endum signs on municipal roadways. View Royal resident and HST opponent Brad Slade is populating Capital Region roadways A few municipalities have said “no,” but Slade with “vote yes to extinguish the HST” signs. figures the majority of people driving or busing shifting part of the tax burden from businesses around the Capital Region will get the Fight HST penny these days and its only getting worse.” Some HST supporters think voter anger against to consumers, and therefore has the support of message. He’s personally spiked hundreds of signs into the 12 per cent tax – legislated to be 10 per cent many large and medium sized companies. “There are winners and losers with taxes, and roadsides, and said he’s received a lot more by 2014 – is misplaced and fanned by misinfordefinitely some businesses are winners,” Slade honks of support than middle fingers of deri- mation. Mike Jagger, speaking for the said. “I don’t want to be subsidizing a new comsion. “This is such a passionate issue “We don’t have an pro-HST Smart Tax Alliance, said pany car or computer. “They are just getting more and more money merging the GST and PST makes across the province and there option of not paying sense for businesses and con- from you, and making it more and more unaffordis a lot of money being spent by able to be here. If I have less money in my wallet, sumers. one side,” he said. “But no one tax, but the HST is Jagger said the PST was a I won’t have as much to spend. That is the real bothered to ask the (Ministry of simply a better tax notoriously complicated tax rid- driver of the economy.” Transportation) about putting up system.” Fight HST and Smart Tax Alliance accuse each dled with loopholes and built on signs. a series of arbitrary exemptions. other of cherry-picking facts and spreading pro“I’m just thrilled to encourage – Mike Jagger, He acknowledged that some paganda. Slade and Jagger agree that there seems people to exercise their demopro-HST activist consumers might ultimately pay to be little middle ground. cratic rights with the referendum. “The HST is polarizing,” Jagger said. “Unfortumore under the HST, but noted We want to make sure people vote there are rebate cheques for lower income peo- nately it is more of a political issue than it should one way or the other.” be. We are voting on a tax. This isn’t a general These days, Slade’s dining room is stacked ple. “Consumers pay one way or the other, but the election.” high with blue “yes” signs as a distribution point Slade said after countless volunteer hours of PST had a lot of hidden taxes passed on in prices. for a few diehard volunteers. fighting to quash the HST, he thinks Fight HST Judith Rayburn is spreading the message HST is more transparent and fair,” Jagger said. “We don’t have an option of not paying tax, but is close to victory. “I believe yes, we will win. It’s through Victoria and is still steamed about how been two years of hard work. We’re so close we the HST is simply a better tax system.” the tax was introduced. Jagger credits the HST with being able to can taste it.” “It’s the fact that this government lied to us. The mail-in provincial referendum on the HST (Former premier) Gordon Campbell told us he reinvest in his business, including hiring more employees, which he expects will be a common is underway. For more on the referendum, see would not bring in this tax,” she said. “It’s about shifting taxes from business to every- theme for many businesses in B.C. The Fight HST side argues the HST is simply day people like myself. I have to squeeze every

Panel expects HST to help, economy, create jobs Edward Hill News staff

The independent panel that studied the ramifications of the B.C. HST expects families to pay an average of $350 more per year, and about 17 per cent of goods and services are taxed higher under HST. Rent, most groceries and fuel are the same, for instance, but items such as home repair, restaurant meals and professional services cost more. The panel report noted that under PST, business tended to pass on an “invisible” seven per cent on consumer goods to offset tax paid by the business when it purchased those goods as wholesale. The HST should help push prices down, the report said. The panel also expects the HST to ramp up economic growth, wages and employment over time, and that moving back to PST-GST will have negative consequences. At the same time, the HST will have an impact on consumers’ bottom line –- after rebates and tax credits, B.C. residents will pay $1.33 billion more in sales tax and businesses will pay about $730 million less in tax in 2011-12. “Our consensus is the HST will be a net benefit to the economy. But you shouldn’t expect dramatic results overnight,” the panel report concluded.

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With practised hands and an eye for detail, Alain Costaz can bring a plain piece of paper to life when he draws a model posing before him. “I’m not trying to make perfect replicas of the figure,” the Victoria artist said. “I’m trying to capture expression and emotion.” People who haven’t had the chance to try life drawing for themselves, have that to look forward to at the TD Art Gallery Paint-In along Moss Street on Saturday (July 16). The event, which grown over the past 24 years, serves as the largest open-air artist studio on the Island where spectators can also embrace their creativity, said Mary-ellen Threadkell, paint-in co-ordinator and assistant director of advancements at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery. “A lot of artists are teachers even if they’re not teaching professionally. They love to have that interaction,” Threadkell said.

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Fire chief retires after 5 years Live Jazz! New chief, Jeff Lambert, arrives from Port Moody July 25 Erin Cardone News staff

Leadership of the Victoria Fire Department is changing hands. Fire Chief Doug Angrove will retire July 29 after five years at the helm of the department and two more as deputy chief. He’ll pass the reins to the former chief of the Port Moody Fire Department, Jeff Lambert. “I will miss the people,” said Angrove, 54. “But I’m looking forward to not thinking about the safety of our members, the safety of our community 24-7. “You’re always thinking about work. You realize that every moment our workers are out there. And I told my wife she’ll get me back 100 per cent.” Lambert spent six years as fire chief in Port Moody. As an Island native, he said from his Port Moody home that he’s eager to return. “I was one of those kids who got out of high school and didn’t know what to do,” the 49-yearold said of growing up in Powell River. So, he joined the Canadian Forces as a marine engineer for the Canadian Navy and worked in Halifax, which required shipboard firefighting.

The business of knowing and “That’s where I kind of got the working within jurisdictional bug,” he said. A few years later, he served boundaries will come in handy as a volunteer firefighter in Pow- in Victoria, a move Lambert ell River, then on Texada Island, called “a step up for me, but not then back to Powell River as a too much.” Lambert’s first day on the job professional firefighter, working his way up to chief fire preven- is July 25. He’ll work with Angrove for tion officer after 16 years. the week, and take Lambert to Fort over officially as chief St. John as fire in early August. chief before taking “The recruitment up a post at Port was nationwide, open Moody, where he to internal and exteralso served as nal candidates,” city chief for nearly six spokesperson Katie years, overseeing Josephson said. 70 firefighters at “It was a very two stations. strong competition In May, Lambert with the selection resigned from based on educaPort Moody Fire tion and experience, Department. vision and leader“Things were ship.” going in a differIn the next few ent direction at weeks, Lambert and the time for me. Jeff Lambert his wife will be house We all come with hunting for their a shelf life,” Lammove to the city. bert told the Victoria News. “I’m extremely proud to be A fire chief’s job “is becoming more and more about working selected as the next fire chief together and trying to protect for the city of Victoria,” Lambert your boundaries (between juris- said. “I look forward to meeting dictions). Working with Greater everybody and doing the best I Vancouver fire chiefs has helped can for the people of Victoria.” me with that experience.”

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Weird and wonderful performers take to inaugural Buskers Festival Erin Cardone News staff

Surrounded by hundreds of expectant faces, Victor Rubilar has the calm disposition of a seasoned professional. And a professional he is – one that plies his trade juggling soccer balls with his feet, spinning them on his forehead, stalling them on his back and juggling five of them at a time. The guy’s got a way with soccer balls. Hailing from Sweden, Rubilar holds four Guinness World Records. Last year, he performed at 251 shows and this year, before making his way to the inaugural Victoria International Buskers Festival, he’s spent a few weeks in Qatar, at the Asian Football Cup. He’s one of more than 15 acts coming to the festival, organized by John Vickers. “I hail from the Maritimes originally,” Vickers said, referencing the successful Halifax International Buskers Festival. “It struck me that Victoria has such a picturesque downtown and we seem to be lacking when it comes to free-to-attend familyoriented festivals.” After taking in the East Coast version of the event, Vickers teamed up with Sharon Mahoney, who goes by the performer’s name Tallulah. “John and I worked together to create as much of a diverse lineup (as we could),” Mahoney said in an email from Ireland, where she was performing. The range of acts at the festival, which takes to six stages between July 15 and 24 span from the goofy (“contemporary clown” Fraser Hooper from the U.K.) to the awe-inspiring (the U.S.-based Aerial Angels, who dangle overhead from bright pink ribbons) to the shocking (New Zealand’s Bendy Em can fit herself inside a 40-centimetre-square box). Those are just the visiting acts. Plenty of local buskers will perform during the week-long event as well, including the lower causeway’s one-man band, Dave Harris.

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The U.S.-based Aerial Angels will perform during the Victoria International Buskers Festival, July 15 to 24. Vickers said he’s looking forward to Flame Oz, a group of dancers and performers whose props include fire. “They’ve won people’s choice awards at other international festivals around the world,” Vickers said. For more information, pick up the festival booklet for $2 at the Bay Centre’s lower level kiosk. Proceeds go to the Victoria Youth Clinic.

Did you know? Performances happen on six stages, located at: ■ Ship Point, two stages ■ Inner Harbour’s lower causeway ■ The Fairmont Empress lawn ■ Bastion Square ■ The Bay Centre’s centre court (from noon to 2 p.m. only)

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Four Esquimalt residents, who have never served on the township’s council, plan to include their names on the election ballot in November. Tim Morrison works in communications for B.C. Assessment, is one of 10 co-chairs with the Esquimalt Residents Association and is editor of the online news magazine His political experience includes two terms as a North Vancouver school board trustee, and he volunteers on the township’s parks and recreation advisory committee. “We need to focus on what should be down and what should be up in Esquimalt,” said Morrison. “We need to keep our property taxes down in

order to make our community more affordable to younger families while upping economic opportunities for new businesses to locate here in support of our tax base.” David Hodgins has extensive administrative experience at the municipal and provincial political level. Retired, he was a B.C. fire commissioner and assistant deputy minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. He now works as a fire rescue and emergency management consultant, and volunteers as co-chair of the Esquimalt Residents Association and as national vice-chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Canada. Earlier this year Hodgins sought the federal Liberal nomination for the Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca riding, but lost to Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak. “I want to be involved,” Hodgins said. “I’ve served in administration for 34 years, 27 of them at the municipal level. I have a real passion for public service.” Bob McKie, who has lived in the township since 1967, first ran for

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resident Josh Steffler. Steffler, an employee of Country Grocer at the Esquimalt Plaza, helped organize and run the Fight HST petition for the Esquimalt-Royal Roads riding. “I love Esquimalt and I want to help it grow and become the world class community I know it has always been,” Steffler said. “I am also running to keep an independent voice in the council, so that our city is not just a farm team for political parties.” Municipal elections will be held throughout B.C. on Nov. 19.


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Conservatism creep evident In Greater Victoria, we can take for granted our ability to live in relative safety and security, to move and act freely, as long as we don’t harm others or someone else’s property. With the discreditable conduct decision against Victoria police Chief Jamie Graham for an offhand comment he made at an Olympic security conference to be reviewed, it has us reconsidering just how free we are. Whether there was, as Graham claimed, an undercover Victoria police officer driving a bus filled with protesters to Olympic torch relay events in Vancouver is almost beside the point. Graham made the comment at an event focused on security for a major international event, presumably a venue where serious strategies for dealing with breaches of security were being tossed around. At best, such a comment could be considered a show of braggadocio among police officers. At worst, it indicates a belief that it’s acceptable for police to infiltrate the ranks of people planning or travelling to an otherwise legal and peaceful protest. Were there individuals on this bus who were known to police and considered a threat to engage in illegal or unsafe activities related to the torch relay? We don’t know, since the police haven’t told us. Even if there were, inserting a spy in the midst of a group of predominantly law-abiding people is not cool. It’s not the democratic Canada we live in. Other methods could have sufficed, like following the bus and keeping an eye on suspect individuals. The discreditable conduct charge against Graham for making the comment out loud is moot here and has deflected attention away from the real issue. The more serious point – one which we would like to call conservatism creep – is that the police would even consider planting a spy in such an environment. It smacks of authorities thinking they are somehow above the public, not a part of the community. That is a scary thought, indeed. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The 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

A how-to for environmentalists businesspeople, artists, scientists Young people often ask me – to see and understand the world what they have to do to be that way because once we “get environmentalists. They want to it,” we treat our surroundings in make a difference. My answer is, a radically different way, with the “Follow your heart. Do what you respect that we should love most and pursue it have toward our own with passion.” bodies and loved ones. You see, environFor most of human mentalism isn’t a existence, we were profession or discipline; hunter-gatherers who it’s a way of seeing our understood how deeply place in the world. It’s embedded in and utterly recognizing that we dependent on nature live on a planet where we were. Until we everything, including underwent the massive us, is exquisitely transformation from interconnected with David Suzuki agrarian life to big-city and interdependent on with Faisal Moola dwelling, people knew everything else. that we were part of Life-giving water moves nature and needed nature for from ocean to air to land, across the globe, linking all life through the survival. We watched the skies for hints hydrologic cycle. Every breath we of a change in weather or for the take contains oxygen from every first sighting of migrating birds. We plant on land and in the sea, as welcomed the appearance of buds well as whatever issues from every on the bushes, the first signs of factory chimney and vehicle on spring thaw, or the indicators that Earth. The web of all living things constantly partakes of and cleanses, winter was on its way. Today we spend less of our time replenishes and restores air, water, outside. I have a friend who lives soil and energy. In this way of in the north end of Toronto in an seeing the world, we are not only recipients of nature’s most vital gifts air-conditioned high-rise building. On weekdays, he goes down the – we are participants in her cycles. elevator into the basement where Whatever we toss without a he climbs into his air-conditioned thought or deliberately dump into car to drive the Don Valley freeway our surroundings doesn’t simply to the air-conditioned commercial vanish or dilute away. Our use building where he works. That of air, water and soil as garbage building is connected through a dumps means that those emissions series of tunnels to vast shopping and pollutants move through the malls and food marts. biosphere, ecosystems, habitats “I really don’t have to go outside and eventually our own bodies and for days,” he once told me. cells. Ours is a shattered world, with Environmentalism is recognition torrents of information assaulting of this. We need all people – us from every angle. Headlines may plumbers, teachers, doctors, scream of the aftermath of a hockey carpenters, garage mechanics,

playoff or a devastating tornado in the southern U.S., and then trumpet Oprah’s last TV program and another sex scandal. And then we hear of floods in Pakistan or Manitoba, forest fires raging in northern Alberta, and thinning sea ice in the Arctic, retreating glaciers and drought in rainforests. Reports about floods and droughts and sea ice and climate change get sandwiched between clips about scandals and celebrities, and so we view them as isolated events. An environmental perspective would consider the possibility that many of the events are connected to an underlying cause. Such a perspective would help us get to the root of problems rather than trying to stamp out brushfires without identifying the source of a conflagration. We tend to think of environmentalists as folks concerned about nature or an endangered species or threatened ecosystem. Environmentalists are accused of caring more for spotted owls or trees than people and jobs. That’s absurd. In seeing a world of interconnections, we understand that people are at the heart of a global ecocrisis and that genuine sustainability means also dealing with issues of hunger and poverty, of inequity and lack of justice, of terrorism, genocide and war, because as long as these issues confront humanity, sustainability will be a low priority. In our interconnected world, all of these issues are a part of the unsustainable path we are on. If we want to find solutions, we have to look at the big picture.

‘… Once we ‘get it,’ we treat our surroundings in a radically different way.’

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City staff raises irk readers Re: City’s big earners on increase, (News, July 8)

Spokesperson’s new title raises reader’s eyebrow

Pay hikes indicate ‘no recession at city hall’

As a taxpayer who sees property taxes go up every year, it is very disheartening to hear of so many city employees making such high salaries. It is unlikely that these are the people doing the actual work such as road and sewer repair, grass cutting, building inspection, etc. The city employs about 760 people – why are 28 per cent of them paid more than $75,000? We are confronted by an ever-increasing body of upper and middle managers, who argue that if they are not paid so highly they will move to other employers. Well, let them go – likely we can find some great people willing to work for $100,000 to replace those making more than $150,000. Just what additional benefit did taxpayers get for the extra $27,000 raise and promotion for Katie Josephson to director of communications? As her prior position of manager of corporate communications no longer exists, could it be that Ms. Josephson is doing the same work but with an unjustified new title and higher salary? Mayor Fortin thinks to save money

Your article could have been labelled “How green is my pork barrel?” There is no recession at city hall. After hiring four flacks at a quarter-million dollars, council gives the chief flack a $27,000 raise. That is a hike of $2,250 a month; $520 a week; $74 a day; $3 an hour. Get real. Then the council porkers dip into the barrel for expenses: $9,000 for John Luton who, just to rub the taxpayers’ noses in it, flippantly says: “I’m the new guy. I’ve got more to learn.” I don’t think there is enough money to cover what he has to learn. In 2008, Luton and his chums voted themselves a 50-per-cent pay hike to eliminate the one-third tax-free allowance for expenses. They pocket that $13,000 and still charge for expenses. For this lot, the pork barrel is bottomless. Patrick Murphy Victoria

Readers respond: Pride Day an event worthy of pride It was the summer of 1991, a Sunday, and Victoria’s first Pride Day celebration. It was held in a corner of Beacon Hill Park. A picnic of sorts, about 200 of us were there. So many things have changed since then, so many things to be thankful for in Victoria and Canada: • sexual orientation added to the Human Rights Act. • HIV antiviral drugs • hate crime laws • pro-GLBT sex-ed programs and anti-bullying in schools • same-sex marriage • gay and lesbian adoption • gay men and lesbians openly serving in the Canadian Forces. I’m thankful to all the caring people, the doctors

Taxpayers sponsoring base’s free transit? Re: No frills, no fuss, stressfree commute (News, July 6)

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Staffers’ union appears to outmuscle council What appears to be happening is that the mayor is no longer in charge of the finances of the municipality because CUPE is in charge. And CUPE has set the wages of the workers higher than an average worker in the private sector would get for the same job. Also, the mayor might not also be able to reduce expenses by letting workers go, because CUPE is likely also in charge of that. So, who is in charge, CUPE or the mayor? It looks like CUPE. Judy Whytock Victoria

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who treated HIV in the early years when others would not and those behind the scenes who lent an ear, a hand up and those special words, “It’s OK to be gay;” businesses that donated time and funds to help our community over the years; GLBT bars for giving us a safe space to “be” and straight bars for welcoming “me.” I am so thankful to all the people who made Pride possible year after year, especially Mr. Terry Froud. Terry helped with the first Pride and with every Pride since. Colin Craig Victoria


by capping expenses for councillors. Fine, but this is a drop in the bucket as the total of such expenses is less than $50,000. Better to save on such projects as “customer service improvements and inquiry centre: $2.5 million.” “new full-time energy co-ordinator position: $127,000,” sewage treatment, or the new bridge. Another obvious savings would be through amalgamation. Roel Hurkens Victoria

While I am delighted that CFB Esquimalt is lessening the carbon load by providing a ferry service for its personnel, I wonder about the fairness? Please tell me they pay for it, or that it is classed as a taxable benefit. This is a question your reporter apparently failed to ask. It is fine that one sailor is saving $60 a week but are the poor stiffs caught in the Colwood Crawl footing the bill for this? Anne Moon Victoria

Fortin’s track record fails to impress As a taxpayer of Victoria I am very unhappy with Mayor Dean Fortin. Since he became mayor, it appears he is on a spending spree that will not end. The debacle over the

Johnson Street Bridge, the purchase of two Traveller’s Inn motels for the homeless, the work that was done on Pandora Avenue. Fortin has taken many costly trips that he says are in the interest of the people of Victoria, but what do the taxpayers have to show for it? Their approval of the parking garage for luxury yachts in the Inner Harbour against the wishes of many Victoria residents. My property taxes went up almost 10 per cent. I shudder to think what they will be next year. The businesses and residents of Victoria are very unhappy with his spending spree. Taxpayers cannot afford another term with him as mayor. Judy Wilson Victoria

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goals of affordable housing, he said, adding property tax increases also affect renters. Mayor Dean Fortin called for a new target of 3.5 per cent. “We have to get really aggressive,” he said. Coun. John Luton suggested parkade advertising as a possible revenue source, or a review of solid waste collection as a possible savings. Most, however, shied away from talk of service cuts. “People enjoy the service levels they have,” said Fortin. Coun. Pam Madoff warned against taking public suggestions about service cutbacks. While some people may not value city parks, for example, their comments do not necessarily reflect others, she said. Service cuts, however, aren’t the whole solution. The city can’t continue funding areas of provincial responsibility, said Warner. The remark was in part pointed at the city’s 2011 purchase of two Traveller’s Inns for affordable housing. Cost estimates for the motels’ conversion are rising, and Warner listed them as some of the risk factors not included in the 2012 budget.

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The message from Victoria’s finance director Brenda Warner was crystal clear. Increasing cost pressures facing the city require action. “Some services must be reduced or eliminated,” she said. Warner recommended that city council approve a 4.7 per cent property tax increase in 2012, as approved by council last year in the city’s five-year financial plan. And even with the 4.7 per cent increase, the city will need to make cuts, she warned. It was a message council unanimously rejected. “Our residents can’t absorb another 7.1 per cent tax increase,” said Coun. Philippe Lucas, referring to this year’s residential tax hike, a segment of taxpayers that bore the increase disproportionately. The increase runs counter to

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Jelena Milojevic, in Tempo Trend Music’s accordion room on Burnside Road, headlines this weekend’s Victoria Accordion Festival.

Forget what you know about accordion music – this isn’t your grandmother’s polka. Hundreds of the best accordion players in North America descend on Victoria this week for competitions and concerts, led by the city’s own Jelena Milojevic, Canada’s foremost classical accordionist. Growing bigger and better, this fifth Victoria Accordion Festival has expanded its competition prize purse to accordion orchestras for the first time, drawing three teams from Alberta. “We should have 70 or 80 people in the competition alone. We are expecting hundreds of musicians,” says festival director Aleksandar Milojevic, husband of Jelena. “Every year people say the festival is spectacular and this will be the biggest festival in Canada soon. But we are still growing, still experimenting and trying new things.”

One of the events will be a live-streamed, interactive workshop from an accordion master in France. This year, American accordion virtuoso Frank Marocco is sharing the stage with Jelena during Saturday’s concert at St. Andrew’s Church, and both will lead workshops. “Frank Marocco is a living legend in accordion,” Jelena says. Adds Aleksandar: “Any accordion music from a Hollywood movie is (Marocco’s) recording. He is the most recorded accordion player in the world.” The Milojevics are the driving force behind the small, but growing renaissance of accordion music in Greater Victoria. Beyond organizing the festival, they have established a two-year accordion program at Camosun College, the only location outside Toronto a musician can earn a post-secondary certficate in the accordion discipline. “It’s growing, but it’s not that easy to start. Our goal is

teaching the next generation,” Aleksandar says. “Our idea is to promote classical accordion as much as we can. We do classical, jazz and tango, not just old polka music.” Jelena is known for her passionate and striking performances of classical accordion and has helped boost Canada’s profile. Last year she placed third at the accordion Coupe Mondiale (world cup) in Rome, the best showing ever for a Canadian. At 29, the native of Croatia is energizing a new generation of fans. “Younger performers definitely attract younger people. They come in with fresh ideas and enjoy exploring new things. They push the limits.” The Milojevics are setting the stage for Victoria to host the Coupe Mondiale in 2013, coined as the Olympics of accordion performance. It would be the largest accordion event ever held in Canada. Aleksandar, who is on the jury for the 2011 Coupe Mondiale in Shanghai, China, is

lobbying the International Accordion Federation hard for the 2013 slot. “I should know by the end of July,” he says. “I’ve got to convince a few more people. But everything is in our favour. We are so close.”

Accordion action ■ Victoria Accordion Festival runs July 14 to 17. ■ The concert of orchestras happens July 14, 7:30 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall. ■ Frank Marocco and Jelena Milojevic perform July 16 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church. ■ For a list of workshops, competitions and events, visit www.

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Having played the piano since age three, the Tokyo-born musician sees her instrument as a Oak Bay pianist Shoko miracle of life. “I play and Inoue is teaming up with pray through the piano.” New York musicians ElmAn award-winning ira Darvarova and Howgraduate of the Cleveard Wall for Brahms and land Institute of Music, Friends, a July 19 concert she has been invited by at St. Mary’s Church. Darvarova to play at the Violinist Darvarova is a Chamber Music Festival former concertmaster of in New York in Septemthe Metropolitan Opera, ber. and founded the New While she is based in York Chamber Music Oak Bay, Inoue is active Festival, for which she as a soloist, chamber serves as artistic director. musician and recitalFrench horn player Wall ist on the international plays with the New York stage, playing throughPhilharmonic. “It’s magical to play Photo contributed out North America, Japan together with fantastic Award-winning pianist Shoko Inoue joins and Europe. General admission for musicians on this beau- acclaimed musicians in concert Tuesday. Brahms and Friends is tiful island,” said Inoue, noting that it is the first time she and Piano, Op. 73” – plus Robert $25, or $20 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at will perform with Darvarova and and Clara Schumann. “For me, this concert is unique Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books Wall. As well as compositions by because of knowing how much or at the door on performance Johannes Brahms, the trio will these composers were respect- night. The show starts at 7:30 perform pieces by Robert Kahn ing, loving and learning from p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 1701 – the Canadian premiere of his each other in their profound Elgin Rd. “Trio Serenade for Violin, Horn lives and music,” Inoue said.

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Crashes slow Hesjedal, team

The crash-filled 2011 Tour de France continues to plague team Garmin-Cervelo and Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria. Friday’s Stage 7 saw both Hesjedal and teammate Tyler Farrar go down in a pelotonseparating tumble that forced one favourite, Bradley Wiggins (U.K.), out of the race due to injury. Hesjedal recovered with Farrar but each lost three minutes on the day. By Monday’s rest day, Hesjedal had slipped to 9:33 minutes back of the lead, 43rd out of the remaining 180 cyclists. His team was fifth out of 22, 1:50 back of leaders Europcar.

Trackletes off to Pan Am games

Five athletes who train out of Victoria qualified for Team Canada at the Pan American Junior (18and 19-year-olds) Track and Field Championships, July 21-24 in Florida. Only those athletes who finished first or second in their event at the National Junior Track and Field Championships at the University of Manitoba, July 8-10, made Team Canada. Recent high school grads Adam Keenan (Lambrick Park) and Zarria Storm (Oak Bay High), both of Pacific Athletics track and field club, won gold in the hammer throw and silver in the heptathlon, respectively. The other three are all coming off their rookie season with the University of Victoria Vikes. Jenna van Vliet will represent Canada in the women’s 1,500 metre, Ryan Cassidy in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase and Rachel Francois in the women’s 800m.

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Keeping the pace West Shore runners are timing the race industry Edward Hill News staff

It’s not just a beep. It’s the sound of months worth of training put into a number. For any race director, the electronic chirp as runners pass over timing mats is music to their ears. The beeps acknowledge the runner’s time has been logged – recording hundreds or even thousands of personal victories. Under the umbrella Langford Running Company, Mark Nelson and Nick Walker bought RaceDay Timing services two years ago and are now timing the vast majority of running, triathlon and adventure races on Vancouver Island and are quickly expanding to the mainland. Complementing that, they’ve also developed, an online race registration company. “It’s a real growth time for

the business. The last three or four years have been the real punch forward, with 80-hour work weeks,” says Nelson, who with Walker also operates and owns Langford Frontrunners. Now their chip timing company is growing with a staff of its own.

“The fun part for me is the ... pressure. Everyone’s time comes down to you not messing up.” – Mark Nelson

In 2010 they timed about 30 events on the Island. They’re on track for 45 this year and 60 in 2012, including events on the mainland. Last year Nelson and Walker jumped into paper thin radio-frequency tags (RFID tags) glued on race bibs. “They are crazy accurate and you can have a million people crossing the line,” Nelson says. “The fun part for me is the race timing. There is pressure. Everyone’s time comes down to

you not messing up.” RaceDay now owns 40 mats and five computers to log runner times, and is timing sizable events such as the Oak Bay, Comox and Whistler half-marathons, the Tour de Victoria cycling event and the Frontrunners Island race series. Busy enough to turn down some local events – RaceDay have their eyes on bigger prizes, the Victoria marathon and TC10K, events with over 10,000 participants. “We’ve got to keep growing with the industry. We’ll be doing Twitter and Facebook updates as people cross the line,” Nelson says. “People want results right away and the technology allows for that now.” Nelson estimates they’ve invested $100,000 in gear and web development to be in a position to grow the running services company, but notes that what people pay to enter a race usually doesn’t match actual production costs. Equipment rentals, race announcers, traffic control, policing, medical crews, food and liquids, and por-

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Langford businessman Mark Nelson shows some of the timing equipment used in road races on Vancouver Island and the Mainland. Nelson and business partner Nick Walker are timing most of the road and trail running races on the Island. table washrooms often can’t be covered by entry fees alone. Creating a safe but festive race atmosphere comes at a price, and business sponsors are critical. “People don’t want to pay a lot to get in, but they want a lot of features – live

results, announcers and all things around a race costs huge money. “If people paid for what they get, it would be $75 for a 10-kilometre race. Most events do a really good job at keeping prices low.”

Victoria spinning with Hesjedal in the headlines Road cycling popularity on rise with teens, boomers Travis Paterson News staff

The Tour de France thing is kind of a big deal right now. Or, at least because of Ryder Hesjedal, it’s more popular in Victoria than ever. So will Hesjedal’s Tour de France presence mean more kids racing road bikes on the South Island? Right now, it’s too early to say, Oak Bay Bikes owner Karl Ullrich said. A two-wheel fanatic who’s been involved with the Victoria Cycling League long before spandex entered the scene, Ullrich and his store are huge supporters of competitive cyclists. He’s enjoying the healthy buzz created by Hesjedal in France and from Hesjedal’s June presence for the Victoria Cycling Festival. “He’s a drawing card for cycling passion, for sure, but it would be premature to say there’s been an impact in terms of numbers on the cycling league so far this season,” Ullrich said. “If there’s been a spin off (among local road racers) from Ryder’s effect, we’ll see that in three or four years … the long term effect of kids who are jumping on their bikes right now.” If anything, it should be noted that Hesjedal is a prime example of a return to the road after the

catering to beginners up to the super-elite. massive wave of mountain biking popularity. “It’s a cross-pollination on the road. Hipsters When Hesjedal was coming through Belmont secondary in the 90s he was among 200 racers and couriers on ‘fixies’ and teenagers on retrothat would show up at the high school mountain bikes are just as into it as the professional baby boomers with their expensive bikes.” bike racing series. That was evident with the courier-inspired It was at those races long-time Victoria cycling street sprints becoming an official event at the advocate Lister Farrar first saw Hesjedal. Farrar later took the reigns of the high school cycling festival, with dudes in T-shirts and jeans cycling league and, as race director has seen it taking the podium along side winner Craig Richey, recover from near-death five years ago up to 30 who also won the Bastion Square Grand Prix. Besides an increase of daily bike traffic, Ullrich or 40 riders per race this year. He’s also vice presisaid the momentum is inspiring an dent of Tripleshot Cycling club, even bigger cycling festival for next which has grown to be the secyear. ond-largest cycling club in B.C. “Jump Ship, for one, was a huge in the same time frame. ■ After a successful success on a shoestring budget. It’ll Like Ullrich, he’s witnessed a campaign by the slide up the scale next season.” major growth in Victoria cycling. Greater Victoria Also expected to grow next year “If you had to put your finger Velodrome Association, are the Tour de Victoria and the on any one thing, I might put it the Colwood Velodrome Victoria Gran Fondo. The two are to the Lance Armstrong effect, is running again after a somewhat similar events, orgahis mythology brought a lot of 34-month hiatus. nized by different teams. people to it.” ■ Racing goes Monday The 140-kilometre Tour de VicThe demand in the high school and Friday nights with toria is a mass-ride paced by league has even switched back learn-to-ride clinics and Hesjedal. The Gran Fondo is a cirto road, though the races are still a junior circuit also in cular, 268km “long-durance” ride two-thirds mountain biking. the works. that goes through Victoria, Sooke, “Certainly cycling is on the Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, Dunrise and there’s a number of faccan and then back to Victoria. tors of why. Not sure if it’s peoThe catch? ple looking for something fresh “There’s talk of having them back-to-back days, after the mountain biking wave. Like to think (Tripleshot) is (as big as it is) because we try to a rare opportunity for any city,” Ullrich said. be inclusive and involve different speed groups,

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Junior wheels to national gold Brentwood Bay cyclist Annie Ewart spun to two golds and a silver medal at the junior nationals in Ontario, June 30 to July 3. The next big thing in Victoria cycling, 17-year-old Ewart of Stelly’s secondary participated in the Junior Road Championships. Ewart won the junior women’s 16.7-kilometre race in 24 minutes and eight seconds on and followed it up with a second place finish in the criterium on the second day. After a day off, Ewart won the July 3, 68-kilometre road race, breaking from the peloton with three laps to go for a total time of two hours, two minutes and nine seconds. Ewart will represent Canada at the Junior World Championships in October.

Tourney to send player to Paris

Victoria Street Soccer is hosting a fundraising tournament next weekend, featuring a barbecue, music and good karma. The team draws its players from people living in shelters, or who face addiction or mental health issues. One of the Victoria members was selected by Street Soccer Canada to play for Team Canada in the Homeless World Cup in Paris in August. All proceeds from registration for the tournament go toward the cause. The tournament is fouron-four street soccer rules at Topaz Park’s Finlayson Turf July 23 and 24. Teams of six to eight people can register by emailing Registration is $100 per team.

Vikes runner bests 3,000m at track series University of Victoria Vikes runner Clifford Childs took the lead from the start and never let up, setting a personal best in the Victoria Track Series men’s elite 3,000-metre race, July 9 at the University of Vic-

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High schoolers at World Games

High School track athletes Brendon Restall (Oak Bay High) and Katelyn Hayward (Mount Douglas) represented Canada at the World Youth Games for 16- and-17-year-olds in Lille, France, last week. Restall managed seventh overall in the 400-metre final, running 47.34 seconds, 1.33 seconds back of the gold medal winner, Arman Hall of the U.S. Hayward was less than two seconds shy of the final heat qualification in the 2,000m steeplechase with a time of six minutes, 47 seconds. Both set personal bests, better than the marks they set as winners at the high school track and field provincial championships in June.

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Annie Ewart is the national junior champion in the 16-kilometre sprint and 68-km road races. toria’s Centennial Stadium. Childs’ time of eight minutes and 21.9 seconds was 20 seconds ahead of the race favourite, Trevor O’Brien (8:28.30), and third-place finisher Josh Clouthier (8:42.60), also a UVic Vike. Up-and-coming Nanaimo firecracker Madison Heisterman, 11, came down to set the B.C. provincial record for her age group, 11-13, in the 800m with a time of two minutes, 24.1 seconds (record pending official approval). Overall Heisterman was fourth in the 800m race with Myriam Bassett winning in two minutes, 18.5 seconds. Jennica Moore was second, Caleigh Bachop (Mount Douglas) third. Victoria’s Julien Marceau won his first Victoria Track Series race in the men’s 400m open, crossing the line in 61 seconds. The Q’s Victoria Track Series is an eight-meet series that happens between May and August at at Oak Bay High’s Jack Wallace Memorial Track and University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. Full results are available at results.

Jr. ’Rocks draw T-men in round one

For the second year in a row the Victoria junior Shamrocks are opening the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League playoffs

against the Nanaimo Timbermen. The Jr. ’Rocks ended the regular season in fourth place, winning the final match 15-11 in an overtime road victory against the Burnaby Lakers. Brody Eastwood scored five goals and two assists against Burnaby. Eastwood ends the year tied for eighth overall in league scoring with 38 goals and 39 assists for 77 points. Also scoring seven points against Burnaby was explosive captain, Karsen Leung, with three goals and four assists. Transition rookie Jesse King had a hat trick, veteran Jake Emms a goal and three assists. On Saturday the Shamrocks fell to the Port Coquitlam Saints, 12-11. The playoff schedule opened Tuesday against the T-men, a best-of-three quarterfinal. Check for results.

South Island win B.C. youth rugby trophy

A 12-5 victory over Vancouver North in the last round robin match won the Vancouver Island South the Men’s Under-16 rugby provincials championshp on Sunday. Island South went undefeated in six, 40-minutegames over the weekend. In their final match, the Island South squad recorded tries by Ollie Nott and Brody Penn, with a conversion by Giuseppe Du Toit.



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Better safe than ... Beacon Hill’s Dawson Clark anxiously looks to the umpire for the call as he slides into third ahead of the tag and presentation by Lakehill’s Braiden Brown at Jerry Hale Field on Saturday. Beacon Hill won the District 7 championship semifinal game 7-0 and went on to win the district Little League (9-10) championship final, 6-3, over Layritz on Sunday. The Little League 11-12 playoffs are underway this week at Beacon Hill. Schedule and results below.

Baseball 2011 District 7 9/10 Championships Hosted by National Little League Standings Beacon Hill Central Saanich Hampton Lakehill Layritz National

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Thursday, July 7 North Shore 4 Saanich 12 Peninsula 3 Cowichan 3 Saanich 7 Peninsula 10 Cowichan 7 Kamloops 1 Friday, July 8 North Shore 1 Peninsula 8 Port Coquitlam 2 Saanich 9 Cowichan 5 Burnaby 1 Saanich 5 Cowichan 7 Peninsula 6 Kamloops 1 Saturday, July 9 Cowichan 11 Kamloops 0 Saanich 13 North Shore 3 Peninsula 9 Port Coquitlam 2 Cowichan 2 Saanich 8

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Rugby U16 Men’s Provincial Rugby championship, July 8-10 Friday, July 8 Vancouver Island South 60 Thompson Okanagan 0

Results from the B.C. Soccer Youth Provincial B Cup championships in Penticton, July 7-10 U17 Girls Provincial B Cup Gordon Head/Cordova Bay 3 Williams Lake 3 Surrey Breakers 3 Gordon Head/Cordova Bay 2 Bronze medal game: Penticton Pinnacles 3 Gordon Head/Cordova Bay 0 - Gordon Head/Cordova Bay finish fourth U14 Girls Provincial B Cup Terrace Kermodies 1 Peninsula Comets 4 Peninsula Comets 4 Penticton Pinnacles 0 Kelowna United 1 Peninsula Comets 1 Gold medal game: Peninsula Comets 2 Coquitlam MF Galaxy 0 - Peninsula win gold

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U16 Boys Provincial B Cup Coquitlam MF Liverpool 4 Bays United Aurora 1

Saturday July 9 Vancouver Island South 38 Fraser Valley Central 0

Bays United Aurora 1 Kelowna United 3

Vancouver Island South 23 Fraser Valley East 7 Sunday, July 10 Vancouver Island South 19 Fraser Valley West 10 Vancouver Island South 12 Vancouver North 5

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Prince George 1 Bays United Aurora 1 Bays United Aurora 1 Creston 3 - Bays Utd. finish in seventh place U17 Boys Provincial B Cup Lakehill 1 SBMC Spitfires 1 West Van Spuraways 4 Lakehill 4 Bronze medal game: Lakehill 5 Terrace Kermodies 0 - Lakehill Emery win bronze

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THE POSITION: WFP is currently seeking an Area Planner to join our Holberg Forest Operation located approximately 45 minutes west of Port Hardy. Port Hardy, a welcoming community of just under 5,000 people is at the northern end of beautiful Vancouver Island and the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park. Found in the heart of a wilderness paradise Port Hardy is brimming over with recreational opportunities for kayakers, bird watchers, canoeists, cyclists, divers, hikers, hunters, and fresh or salt water sports fishers. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Reporting to the Operations Planner, this full time position will be a critical role in Holberg’s Planning Department. Key functions of an Area Planner include, but are not limited to the following abilities: • Provide leadership in safety and stewardship for members in the Planning Department • Complete and manage budgets, contributing to timber development for an annual cut of 550,000 M3 • Block development planning • Contractor and staff supervision (layout, cruising, terrain, bridge designs, post harvest assessments, etc.) • Timber sort and block margin forecasting • Liaison with First Nations • Work in collaboration with other Planning team members to complete road permit and cutting permit applications • Maintenance and deactivation plans preparation • Complete harvest instructions, road instructions • Maintain a dynamic working team environment, complete with sharing of information, ideas, creativity and support for challenging the status quo • Provide leadership in meeting WFP’s EMS and sustainable forest management responsibilities • Ensure that all team members conduct themselves professionally, ethically and treat all individuals and organizations with respect • Proven ability to work in a team environment • Good communication skills • Extraordinary personal standards and expectations • Must have a degree or diploma in forestry from a recognized post-secondary institution and be a registered (RPF, RFT) in good standing with the ABCFP • Must be able to withstand the demands of coastal field work • Experience with CENFOR (GENUS), ROAD ENG, Forest Ops, Plant Wizard and Survey Wizard would be considered an asset. Lesser qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and may be considered for alternate positions. THE COMPANY: Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 250.748.3177 Email: Application Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2011 Reference Code: Area Planner, HFO As only short listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company. Please visit

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Independent Store Operator We are seeking a partner who enjoy’s dealing with the public, has superior customer service skills, an innovative thinker, possess management and leadership skills. You will also bring along with you enthusiasm, outstanding business skills and a strong desire to succeed. In return, we’ll provide ongoing support, and the opportunity for growth!

E-mail your resume to Investment: Up To 20K ROI: Unlimited Operating your own business has never been easier! Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc.. is a subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.. A20 •

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Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM);, audio avail.

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

LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

PARKING-LOT & Storewide New, Like New & Estate Furniture & Accessories Sale! Sofas, Futon, Leather Sofa Ste, Kitchen/Dining & Bedroom Furniture & Truckloads of Mattresses. Bookcases, Desks, Wall Units, Ent. Centres, Wardrobes, Pantrys & Shoe Cabinets! Tarps, Tools, Axes, 12’x20’x8’h Canopy w/roll-up sides & Patio Furniture, Cheap! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St, Sidney.

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.

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

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

PETS PETS FREE KITTENS. to a good home. Call (250)479-2179.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE WANTED: ANTIQUES, books, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, Call 250-655-0700.

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

FREE ITEMS FREE: 2 computer monitors, good condition. Call 250-4773147.

FRIENDLY FRANK 6 ARCOROC break resistant wine glasses, never used, $10. Call (250)383-4578. ADULT BICYCLE, 15 speed, $79. Walking cane, $13. both excellent. 250-381-7428. EXECUTIVE STYLE office chair, dark grey, adjustable, good cond, $30. 250-590-0030 TOILET SET, in good condition, $60 obo. Call 250-4722474.


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.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 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.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700 BOOKS BOOKS & antique paper collectibles. Qualified appraisers. House calls for large libraries. Haunted Bookshop (Est. 1947)250-656-8805 CASH PAID FOR SCRAP METAL Copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum. William’s Scrap Metal, 2690 Munn Road. 250-479-8335.


LANGFORD: 817 Goldstream Ave. (Jesken Aerie; non-profit Assisted Living Facility), Sat., July 16th, 11:30-4:30, with BBQ from 11:30-2:30. Garage and bake sale fundraiser.


JAMES BAY: Dallas Rd. Water, Mnt view beautiful lrg 1 bdrm condo, 906sqft, recently reno’d. Inclds parking, sauna, workshop, comm. rm., storage. $269,000. (778)6790634,



GLEN LAKE area, cozy 1 bdrm in quiet home. utils incl. ns/np, refs, avail Aug 1. $780 mo. (250)474-4682. GORDON HEAD$485. 1 bdrm and washroom, all util’s incld’d, NS/NP, furnished. Call 250-744-9405 or 250-5077387.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY LAKEFRONT Properties For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum

HIGH QUADRA self cont 2bdrm grnd lvl, w/d ns/np $1050 utils incl (250)479-4254



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/month. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, free map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

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. FOR RENT/LEASE- Highway frontage, 2 units on McDonald Park Rd, West. 1 unit office space+ sm shop, $1500/mo+ hydro. 2 unit office has bay door shop w/mezzanine, $1950+ hydro. Yard space & secure gate. (250)726-5522.


RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit: for an extra 20% off or Call 1888-473-5407.

Garage Sales



C. SAANICH, 2 bdrm, shared lndry, quiet area, N/S,N/P, $1100, (immed) 250-858-4645


STOREFRONT FOR LEASE 1025 Approx sq ft Large Bright Clean 3 parking spots Malaview in Sidney Tina Wille 250-475-2303

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 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

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!

N. SAANICH, bright upper one bdrm suite, $900 inclusive, full kitchen, full bath, W/D, storage, private patio. Avail Aug. 1, call 250-516-8086.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT CITY LIVING In a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@

HOMES FOR RENT GLEN Lake area. 2 bedroom house, upper. Bright and newly reno’d. Sun room with a view. Shared utilities and separate laundry room. Close walk to all amenities. $1300, 250-661-6903

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 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 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email or call Steve at (250)306-0734




LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, yard, 4 appls, cable/water incl, shared laundry, $1000.+util. NS/NP. (Now). (250)881-2283


SAANICH- (CENTRAL) 2 lrg bdrms+ sun rm, new reno, appls/flrs, F/P, 3 bath, 2800sq ft. NS/NP. $1800+ utils. Avail Now. 250-361-6183.


LANGFORD: 2 bdrm, W/D, F/P, NS/NP. $1100 incld’s util’s. Call (250)220-5907.

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


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.

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.

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

WAREHOUSE FOR LEASE on Malaview Approx 2660 sq ft Clean, ready for Turn Key Business Tina Wille 250-475-2302

SIDNEY: 2 bdrm Rancher, completely remodeled, nice yard & patio, close to town, $450,000. (604)836-5407.

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

ROYAL OAK Bachelor suite walk to Broadmead mall. $725 inclusive. Call (250)658-9295.

STORAGE SPACE. If you have a car but no space Malaview in Sidney. Tina Wille 250-475-2303.



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

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 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. WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Last week 24 out of 28 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888593-6095.

AUTO SERVICES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


all conditions in all locations


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

FOUND SOMETHING? Call 250.388.3535


Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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$50-$1000 CASH

2004 MAZDA MIATA- 51,000 km, 6 speed manual, mint. $11,900. (250)881-1929.

2004 8’ VENTURE- toilet, very clean. $6200. (250)474-1353 or 250-881-4145.





in your community newspaper


For scrap vehicle FREE Tow away



1986 TOYOTA Corolla, runs well, tires in good shape, $500 obo. Call 250-478-0203.





Call to place your ad today

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

2006 MAZDA Miata MX5, copper red, hard top, soft top, air, auto, 3,000 miles, asking $23,500 obo. 250-658-8921. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1975 KUSTOM COACH trailer, 24’. Sleeps 4, fridge, stove, oven, hot water and furnace works on propane. 120V/12V lights. Bath tub for the kids. New upholstery. Great condition. $2500 obo. 250-8830753 or email 1976 WINNEBAGO RV, 2 solar panels, new fridge, ent centre, $6000 obo. 250-478-5214.


$0-$1000 CASH

For Junk Cars/Trucks

Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE! 250-588-7172

toll free 1-888-588-7172




1995 KODIAK, 24’ 5th wheel. Immaculate condition, sleeps 6. Asking $9000 obo. 250-3919707.

with a classified ad Call 310.3535












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

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 Call (250)474-4373.

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


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

CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (250)380-2526. 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. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

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

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

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.

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

FENCING AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. 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: Call (250)886-1596.

FURNITURE REFINISHING 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. J&L GARDENING Full garden maintenance, pruning & trimming. John (250)885-7343.


250-217-0062 GARDEN CITY GREEN Hauling & Recycle ◆Yard & Garden debris ◆Construction Clean-ups ◆Full House Clean-ups ◆Basements & Attics ◆Furniture, Appliances ◆Free Estimates



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

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

Int & Ext, Res & Comm. WCB. Free Est’s. Ref’s.


OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. 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

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-386-1119.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK 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. ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 ACTIVE HANDYMAN Reno’s, drywall, decks, fencing, pwrwash, gutters, triming, yrd work, etc. Sen disc. 595-3327. AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.

HAULING AND SALVAGE SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.


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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-889-5794. ✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858.

Looking for a NEW job?

PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.


PAINTER. YOU want the right price, top quality? 28 years exp. Call Ray (250)383-0038

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


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

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

WINDOW CLEANING BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning Licensed 25 years. cell 250-884-7066, 381-7127 msg BRIAN’S GLEAMING Windows & Gutters+ De-moss & Power Wash. 250-514-7079. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.

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

WILSON WINDOW Cleaning & Gutters. Insured. Owner does every job. No job to small Starting at $25. - $75. Dave, (250)813-2243.



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

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

EDGE TO EDGE Pressure Washing, RV’s, boats, driveways, sidewalks, siding, roofs, moss removal. (250)208-8535.




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

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


Tubs, Surround, Sinks, Taps, Vanity, Drains, Hot Water Tanks

Roofing, Framing, Drywall, Bathroom, Kitchen, Laminate, Decks, Fence, Painting

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

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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 ◆ 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.

Award categories: Woman Business Owner ✿ Nominee owns 51% minimum of a small or large business including home-based and franchise businesses ✿ Business in operation minimum 3 years Award Sponsor:

Deadline: Friday, JULY 22nd, NOON Please include: One letter of support for the nominee.

NOMINEE INFORMATION: Title:_______________________________________________ First Name: ______________

Last Name: _______________

Company Name: _____________________________________ Company Address: ___________________________________

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:

Rising Star ✿ Employee of any business in Greater Victoria ✿ Nominee may be new to her industry, but making her mark ✿ Nominee demonstrates creativity, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic Award Sponsor:

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

City: ____________________

Daytime Phone: ____________

Daytime Email: ______________________________________ Company Website: ___________________________________

NOMINATOR INFORMATION: Title:_______________________________________________ First Name: ______________

Last Name: _______________

Telephone: _______________

Email: ____________________

How do you know the nominee? ________________________

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a hardworking Victoria businesswoman. All complete nominations will be reviewed.

Finalists will be contacted directly. Look for award winners in our Women in Business special section published in October 2011.

Women in Business Event Partners:

Reception Sponsor:

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Back to Baroque Lauren Klein plays outside of the legislature with the Raven Baroque Chamber Orchestra. The group of 12 musicians dressed in Renaissance costumes and played works by Vivaldi, Bach and other composers from the Baroque period.

Berwick Retirement Communities is pleased to offer licensed residential care in a warm and inviting environment. Here, residents will enjoy all the wonderful amenities of our residence while receiving additional assistance with their activities of daily living. Respite services also available.

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Grant helps students get gardening Five schools in the Capital Region will soon have new gardens to teach students to grow food. The LifeCycles Project and the Capital Regional District teamed up to create an initiative called Growing Schools: From Classroom to Table, which recently won a $25,000 grant from the Keg Steakhouse and Bar’s Thanks a Million campaign. The Growing Schools initiative aims to teach young people about food, health and climate

change through hands-on gardening. Students will be able to participate in on-site workshops that are related to their studies in other subjects, such as math and science. LifeCycles’ education and outreach co-ordinator Danielle Stevenson said the five schools that will receive gardens haven’t been chosen yet.

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