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B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure has ordered B.C. Transit to undergo an independent third-party review. “It will examine the transit-system operations and performance, governance and local government consultation, and communication processes, as well,” Blair Lekstrom said Wednesday. In recent months, mayors throughout the province banded together to lobby the province for the review, amidst their growing concern the Crown corporation cannot be counted on for transparency, accountability and adequate communication. “(The review) is a significant step,” said Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, who was among several mayors and municipal staff members who voiced their concerns to Lekstrom in September. The review will address funding formulas and governance, which Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin said will highlight the need for local control of transit to move from the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to the Capital Regional District. “I think it’s important that we have regional transportation planning (rather than a transit commission) and if we can move it to the CRD that’ll be extremely important to us,” Fortin said.

Esquimalt resident Kelly Bryant stands at the back fence of École Macaulay elementary school. Bryant is concerned about children’s safety as he watches them run across the street, sometimes from between parked cars, as traffic speeds through the school zone. He’s sounding the alarm that stakeholders need to come together for solutions. For the story, please see page A25. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Dean Fortin keeps optimistic outlook as he seeks second term Incumbent mayor says plenty of work ahead, but plenty has been accomplished

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Shebib runs silent campaign Victoria mayoral candidate David Shebib is true to his anti-establishment views. Shebib, who is also a Saanich mayoral candidate, offered a simple “no” when asked for his views and platform by the Victoria News. However he did offer a few musings before hanging up the telephone on reporter Rudy Haugeneder. Shebib claims virtually everything happening in business and government today, including civic politics, is doomed to failure -- “a suicide path.” He doesn’t blame people for not voting because, in his opinion, the way elections are run is “corrupt” and are thus unable to change the way society is governed.

which brought in later bus service, the Bar Watch program and outdoor urinals among others. Fortin’s platform promises include more of the same, for the most part. “Now is not the time to back off,” he said of his push for affordable housing. “Now is not the time to do Roszan Holmen another study. Now is the time to News staff finish the job.” For instance, he’d like to explore hen Dean Fortin picks tax incentives for the development of up the phone, he’s often rental housing. laughing as if he’s being Fortin would also like to continue interrupted in the middle efforts to make the downtown of a funny story. vibrant, by investing more in festivals On more than one occasion, he’s and assigning more police officers to said it’s the job of a city’s mayor to be the late-nightbeat. its biggest cheerleader. This belief is Another new spending item in the obvious not just in his demeanor at plan is city’s economic development city events but also in his outlook on strategy, unveiled last month. city affairs. The goal is to attract good jobs to While mayoral candidate Paul the city and generate new revenue for Brown is campaigning on a platform the city. It’s also Fortin’s key strategy to address what he calls Victoria’s to balancing the books. financial crisis, Fortin says the city’s in The road to success, he said, is good financial shape. building “our economic base so we “There is no embarrassment in have more people contributing to saying we are facing challenges and those costs that we have to do.” we need to work with citizens to find All these investments in building solutions,” he said. “It doesn’t mean a great city take money at a time the sky is falling.” when the city budget is strained and Top on the list of challenges is the residents faced a seven-per-cent tax city’s infrastructure deficit, which increase. But Fortin is convinced it’s boils down to a $10 million annual an investment that will more than pay gap between what the city spends on infrastructure and what it needs. File photo off. The reward of growing the Fortin puts the number in context. Dean Fortin acknowledges not everyone agrees with the city’s First, it doesn’t take into account direction, but adds city council accomplished a lot in his first term residential and business tax base is an estimated high of $16 million per any cost sharing opportunities as mayor. year in new assessed revenue. with the federal and provincial While an optimist by nature, Fortin is not He lists affordable housing top among his governments. always jovial. When council decisions get accomplishments during his first term as mayor. Second, the city must talk to residents about contentious or divisive, he can be firm and Over three years, the city has helped to their priorities when it comes to non-essential sometimes defensive. The process to replace the support the creation of 800 affordable units. upgrades, such as a new library or new pool. Johnson Street Bridge is an example. He also lists “Are there projects that we’re not going to do?” The city also made a controversial decision to it as his biggest regret. purchase two motels for $5 million. Fortin puts he asks, adding quickly that no examples come “We learned our citizens want to be involved in a positive spin on the delayed projects: the 710 to mind. the process, “ he says. “We have a responsibility While a big supporter of light-rail transit for the Queens St. property already houses 36 people to engage, inform, ensure their info is coming with supports; 120 Gorge Rd. is stalled due to a region, he acknowledges it may not be possible back and at the highest level, they get the difference of vision with the housing operator, right away. choices.” but “we’re on budget. We’re fine.” “There are interim steps,” he said, pointing Fortin readily acknowledges not everyone He’s also proud of the many parks and public to high-occupancy vehicle lanes. “I think that’s agrees with the city’s direction. But, he adds spaces the city has revitalized. a fantastic step and I think we should work on that while past councils have had a reputation “It’s really flown under the radar,” he said, it right away. And if that solves our problem, pointing to Centennial Square, Fisherman’s Wharf for inaction, “I think everyone agrees that we’ve I’m not invested in spending $250 million (on been making decisions.” Park, Cecelia Ravine Park and Cridge Park. light-rail transit). If it delays that infrastructure He ties in a catchphrase he’s fond of saying: Thirdly, he boasts a reduction of 26 per cent expense for a while, perfect.” “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.” in public disorder downtown, thanks largely to But Fortin’s focus has never been on cost a city initiative called the late-night task force, cutting. Instead, he’s focused on city building.


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A penny is an impressive sight to behold when thousands of them fill bucket after bucket. Also impressive is the relief loose change brings to organizations in the Capital Region that help children, youth and families through life’s challenges. For 15 years that has been at the heart of Black Press’ annual Pennies for Presents fundraiser, which launches today (Nov. 4) and continues until Christmas. “Every penny really does count because every penny is going to a charity that needs it,” said Kyle Slavin, a Black Press reporter and chair of the 2011 Pennies for Presents campaign committee. About $618,000 has been raised since the campaign’s inception. Last year, more than $12,000 was generated by businesses, schoolchildren and readers of the Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and Goldstream News Gazette. This year, five organizations have been selected to benefit from the penny drive, including the Mary

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Man busted after $2.6 million thrown from inflatable boat Poor seamanship skills likely did in money-laundering suspect Rudy Haugeneder News Staff

If Jeffrey Melchior had followed simple boating rules, he would never have been caught – and still be $2.6 million richer. But he didn’t and is now likely Lake Cowichan’s most infamous alleged criminal money launderer awaiting a trial that could see him locked up for years. Amidst the tightest police security ever seen at RCMP District Headquarters in Victoria, police on Tuesday announced they had seized more than $2.6 million US in what Mounties describe as one of the largest seizures of laundered money in Canada. RCMP Supt. Derek Simmonds, in charge of the federal Border Integrity program in B.C. said the money was fished out of Canadian waters near Sidney in the middle of the night last March after the pilot of a suspicious fast-moving boat without running lights threw a suitcase of money into the water just as an RCMP patrol boat was about to intercept it. After first recovering the suitcase,

police arrested Jeffrey Melchior, 44, of Cowichan Lake, who is charged with possession of property obtained by crime and laundering proceeds of crime. Simmonds said the seizure and arrest was the result of Melchior’s bad seamanship rather than intelligence they had collected. He said the five-metre-rigid hull inflatable boat was just two nautical miles – six minutes – away from the U.S. border when police intercepted the vessel. Melchior was not armed and the only man aboard. If it hadn’t been for Melchior moving at high speed toward the international border on a route known for smugglers the RCMP border integrity operations centre might have missed it. Simmonds said the centre relayed the suspicious information to an RCMP marine patrol and it moved to cut Melchior off before he got to the border. There was no high-speed pursuit. Simmonds said moving curency or contraband in large sums like this is a common identifier for organized crime activity. Melchior, who is not in custody and was not previously know to police, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Nov. 21 in Victoria. Once the case is settled, Simmonds said the cash will be diverted into the federal government’s general revenues.


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After an ugly attack in Reeson Park early Sunday afternoon, a 29-year old man was arrested for whipping a bike chain across the face of another man. The beating continued even after the victim fell to the ground, said Victoria police. A witness yelled at the attacker who then fled. The witness, who police praise as a hero for preventing worse injuries, said the attack was so severe he was afraid for the victim’s life. Police arrested the attacker, wellknown to them, in the 500-block of Fort St. He faces charges of aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. He appeared in court Monday. The victim, a man in his 50s, suffered serious facial injuries but was released from hospital the same day.

High-risk sex offender Roger Badour remains on the loose. Victoria cops say he is very dangerous and are asking the public for information that will help them capture Badour, 62, and put him behind bars again. Wanted on a Badour Canada-wide arrest warrant for violating parole conditions, Badour has a lengthy criminal history including sexual assault with a weapon and forcible confinement, VicPd warn he is a sex offender who could attack again. Badour has been on the run for six months and was last seen on April 29 in the 500-block of Johnson Street.

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Victoria real estate sales show mixed results in October Average price for house dropped by $26,500 Rudy Haugeneder News Staff

Greater Victoria home prices fell slightly last month. The average price for single-family house dropped by $26,557 to $595,836 in October. However, it’s not as bad as it seems. The median price -- half priced higher and half lower -- actually increased by almost $5,000 from September to $539,750 and is the price gauge realtors say better reflects market true conditions.

However, Victoria Real Estate Board President Dennis Fimrite calls current home prices a “general softening” compared to the recent past. Sales increased in Greater Victoria last month with 483 homes and other properties selling through the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service -- up from 458 sales in September and 467 sales in October of last year. October sales included 260 single family homes, 145 condominiums, 46 townhouses and 10 manufactured homes otherwise known as mobile homes. “It is encouraging to note that sales last month were higher than in the previous month and compared to October of last year,” said Fimrite in prepared statement. He said there will always be month-to-month fluctuations in prices and that “average prices are particularly susceptible to change depending on whether more higher priced or lower priced properties sell in a particular month.” The total number of properties for sale slowed last month -- 4,687 compared to 4,940 in September -- although the number was still 16 per cent higher than a year ago. The average price for condominiums last month was $307,329, down from $332,490 in September. The median price for condominiums in October dropped slightly to $277,000 The average price of all townhomes sold last month was $428,040 compared to $436,039 in September with the median price being $374,500.


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Premier event Premier Christy Clark talks to shipyard worker Mike Smith at Victoria Shipyards Wednesday. The premier was on hand to participate with the Seaspan employees celebrating the $8-billion federal non-combat shipbuilding contract. The same day Clark’s office announced a working group of training and industry stakeholders will begin meeting this month to ensure there will be enough trained workers available to build navy and coast guard vessels.

B.C. Transit welcomes review Continued from Page A1

In response to the minister’s decision, B.C. Transit said it welcomes the review. “It aligns with our goals of continuously improving operations and providing effective and efficient service across the province,” said Joanna Linsangan, B.C. Transit’s manager of communications. “We expect that this review will confirm our strengths and suggest ways to better meet the needs of our partners and customers.” Local governments are pleased they will be able to provide input on the design and scope of the review.

“We didn’t want him to just agree to a review and then we not be a part of it and have it pop out at the other end,” said Leonard, who also sits at the commission table. The process will begin with the development of the review’s terms of reference before the actual review gets underway, likely after the Nov. 19 municipal election. “We will try and do it as quickly as we can,” Lekstrom said. Concerned mayors will also come together post-election to discuss how they envision the review unfolding, Leonard said.


Under Section 94 of the Community Charter, public notice is hereby given that Council will consider ‘Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2715, 2009, Amendment Bylaw [No. 1], 2011, No. 2781’ at its November 7th Regular meeting scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Bylaw No. 2715 is proposed to be amended as follows: (1) Committee of the Whole meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month, and (2) if a meeting would fall on a statutory holiday, it will be held instead on the 4th Monday of the month. A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected at the Corporate Services Office, Municipal Hall, 1229 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, B.C., Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until November 7th, 2011. A copy is also available on the Township’s website at For further information, please contact 250-414-7135. Anja Nurvo Manager of Corporate Services


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New schools just the start It came as an early Christmas gift to the region but it’s also just one step in repairing a provincial education system that has appeared a little tattered as of late. Education Minister George Abbott announced earlier this week what many people have been waiting to hear for years: Belmont secondary will be replaced in a new location and a new high school will be built in Royal Bay. Abbott also confirmed that the province will help fund the replacement of Oak Bay High to the tune of $50 million. Combine that project with the budget for the West Shore schools, estimated to cost $100 million, and many local tradespeople can count on being employed for years. Replacing Belmont is long overdue. Maintenance staff in the Sooke School District have done yeoman service to keep the patchwork of buildings in safe and working order. Duct tape fixes, a long-running joke at the school, are but a minor problem. The city block-long structure needs a seismic overhaul. To the relief of school staff and district trustees, the Education Ministry wisely opted to build two schools, as opposed to a single building, which was hinted at earlier this year. A long and often frustrating lobbying campaign by trustees, superintendents, students and local politicians played no small role in swaying the highest levels of government to release capital funding. As acknowledged by Abbott, in this case the squeaky wheel does indeed get the grease. His announcement also shows the B.C. Liberals will hand out money for good projects, regardless of the political stripes of area MLAs. And that might be the bigger message. Our province once had a reputation across Canada for the quality of our education system. Sadly, after decades of political partisanship creeping into the system, B.C. no longer enjoys that reputation. It’s time to push back against any agenda that doesn’t have students as the top priority in our education system. Schools should not be built simply to impress voters and extend a government’s mandate. These institutions are vital for the future of our province and decisions affecting them are truly larger than politics. 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


Teachers leaving parents in dark with money for their incidental I’ve been really steaming this expenses, not to mention the cost week with the latest news out of of extra-curricular and out-of-school teacherland, that the report cards activities. The reality of that needmy kids will bring home this month to-work scenario is that will be little more than many parents don’t have glorified attendance much chance to sit down records. with teachers for an hour The idea that fully or so right after school, as filled-out report cards, the teacher’s union is sugwith letter grades and gesting they do. comments thoughtfully (I For certain, email has hope) prepared with my been a great addition to kids in mind, are strictly the teacher-parent commuan administrative duty nication system, but not does more to damage the all teachers are tech-savvy teachers’ public relations efforts than make any Don Descoteau or willing to take that valuable step in connecting kind of negotiating point. Humble Pie with parents. Sure, the ploy is a Luckily, my son’s teacher union strategy aimed at continues to send out updates on disrupting the system and making what the class is working on and things difficult for administrators what deadlines are coming up for – that’s principals and vice-princlass projects. In my experience cipals, many of whom teach too. over the years of my children’s But rather than just annoying the heck out of their bosses and leaving schooling, this is somewhat rare – an educator who understands the them with more work to do, it has demands placed on parents and the net effect of frustrating parents makes an extra effort to involve who look to report cards for a sign them in the process. of how their children are progressFor those parents who haven’t ing. taken the opportunity to either Perhaps the teachers’ union doesn’t realize how important these meet with their child’s teacher or carefully read the aforementioned written signposts are to working emails, report cards not only proparents. vide a sign of their child’s academic These days it’s very common to progress, they can be an indicator see households where both parof other things that aren’t attached ents, or the lone parent in some to a letter grade, such as work habcases, work full time to make its, social interaction or leadership ends meet. Kids are expensive to abilities. feed and clothe and be provided

It’s nice to know whether your best efforts as a parent are paying off somehow, especially at times when the job of keeping your child on track with their schoolwork gets particularly tough. The other day my partner and I were commiserating about how we expect our kids to be self-motivated, at least a little bit, to get their work done without near-constant supervision. We realize parents need to provide a home environment for children to be able to succeed, and need to be available as often as possible when they ask for help. But sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially when work commitments come into play, and believe me, kids rarely ask for help. It may seem at times unfair that we rely on teachers, who spend as much time with our children as we do, to help us keep our kids on track. Given that reality, I will always argue that teachers’ work should be highly valued. That said, I am making a plea to the teachers’ union to reverse its decision on filling out report cards, at least by next term if negotiations continue to go nowhere. Hopefully, an acknowledgement of teachers’ importance in the three-way relationship that includes students and parents will convince them to do so. Don Descoteau is the editor of the Oak Bay News.

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Spider-Man mantra should apply to affluent CEOs Re: Nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers (Letters, Oct. 21). This letter writer is entitled to his own opinion and there may be “nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers,” but there is everything wrong in thinking this way and cruising through life totally blind to all the suffering, poverty and injustice to those who do not have wealth and fortune attached to their namesake. Yes, many people have worked extremely hard for the things they have in life, but there are many people in this world who go hungry every single day, who live with AIDS, whose cars are their homes, or who simply sleep cold on the streets. A well-known line from the movie Spider-Man is appropriate here: “With great power comes great responsibility.” And therefore I believe all the hard workers who earn a disgusting amount for the jobs they do every day (some

justified, others not) should reach out to those in need, and do good with their affluence. Spread the love, man, not the greed. Laura Bates Victoria

Proposed pay scale needs to be shared by many more workers Re: CEOs’ hard-earned wealth should be shared with employees (Letters, Oct. 28) I agree with B. Horsfall’s letter that CEOs should share their wealth with their employees. But where is your math? Each employee should get 10 per cent of the CEO’s pay – $200,000 if the CEO gets paid $2 million? That means, ten employees will share the CEO’s wealth. But what about the other hundreds or perhaps thousands of employees? They don’t get even one extra dollar?

Readers respond: school funds An open letter to the premier on education funding Honourable Christy Clark: I support B.C. teachers. I believe they have a right to negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment. This talk of locking out teachers is ridiculous. Teachers have chosen job action that has relatively little effect on families and continue to teach our children. With talk of locking out teachers the government threatens to stop teaching our children and disrupt families. Further, children are the future of our society and should be one of our first priorities – this means proper funding for their education. As my son entered kindergarten last year I was shocked and appalled that the principal needed to ask the Parent Advisory Committee to purchase chairs for the school. Schools should be able to purchase items such as chairs and books out of the school operating funds, yet we have to fundraise for such items. As fundraising is needed to make up the slack in funding, it sets up a dynamic of haves and have nots: public schools in less affluent areas have a much harder time fundraising and end up with a much smaller budget than public schools in more affluent areas. Premier Clark, you have promised to put families first. Supporting teachers and properly funding our school system should be a prime part of your plan to put families first. I urge you to support families by supporting teachers and providing appropriate funding to schools. Conan Webb Esquimalt

Hungry, needy kids points to underlying economic issues Re: Grants cuts from program to feed needy kids (News) There were at least two things in the article that pushed me to comment. First, I take exception to the quoted statement by Tertia Yates that stigmatizes parents who receive welfare. She claims that some make an “easy trip to the pub” rather than buy enough groceries to make lunch for their children.” This seems to be gratuitously supporting the blamethe-victim mentality that is paving the way for the slashing of our social programs. Next, while mentally applauding Kids Klub for their generous work and the school district for its lunch program, I was stopped by the underlying questions: Why are there so many hungry school-age children in Victoria? And what about the parents and younger siblings? Aren’t they hungry, too? Why are they hungry?” Yates said she blames worsening economic times and unemployment (along with the above-mentioned parents on welfare). And yes, those are symptoms of something going wrong. But what’s the cause? We need to restructure our society so that it is for the 100 per cent. For all of us – we shouldn’t be split into the top 10 per cent and the bottom 90 per cent. There is enough for everyone, if we care enough. I give thanks to the People’s Assembly in Centennial Square for caring. They are peacefully standing up (or camping out) for the need for change. Sumitra McMurchy Victoria

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Protests are against wealth concentration, not hard workers Re: Nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers (Letters, Oct. 21). The letter writer asks what’s wrong with a system that rewards hard-working entrepreneurs who end up employing thousands of people, and he’s right: hard work deserves rewards. What critics of the current system decry, however, is the concentration of wealth at the top, not the fact that anyone has wealth at all. Owning a spacious home, eating well and providing a secure future for your family are all signs of wealth. Owning a yacht, driving a $75,000 car and flashing

diamonds are signs of grandeur. They are not necessities, and their absence shouldn’t be an impediment to a go-getter. Innovative thinkers such as Steve Jobs or Jim Pattison thrive on success, not on promises of ostentatious selfaggrandizement; raising their tax rate to bring everyone else up a bit wouldn’t steer them away from business exploits that employ many. What is sinisterly implicit in arguments against increased parity of wealth is the assertion that millionaires have earned every cent through superhuman effort and the poor have earned their sad lot through unparalleled laziness. Neither is true: most needy people have worked extremely hard their whole lives, and many wealth-hoarders are rich through questionable business ethics, greed, and luck. R. Bernardi Victoria

Is 7 billion people too many? What’s the biggest chal- We are the major predators and lenge in the world? Climate despoilers of the planet, and so change? Economic disparity? we blame the problem on overSpecies extinction? A Western population. Keep in mind, billionaire – maybe a though, that most member of the one environmental devasper cent the Occupy tation is not directly protesters are talking caused by individuabout – will likely say als or households, population growth. A but by corporations lot of well-off people driven more by profit in North America and than human need. Europe would agree. The nonprofit But is it true? organization Global It’s worth considerFootprint Network ing, especially in light of the fact that, someDavid Suzuki calculated the area where in the world, Science Matters of land and water the world’s human poputhe seven-billionth lation needs to properson was just born. In my lifetime, the human popu- duce the resources it consumes lation has more than tripled. (I and to absorb carbon dioxide know I’m guilty of contributing emissions. If it takes a year or to the boom.) But is overpop- less for nature to regenerate the ulation really the problem it’s amount we use in a year, that’s being made out to be? And if so, sustainable. But they found it takes 1.5 years to replace what what can we do about it? First, supporting more peo- we take in a year. That means we are using ple on a finite planet with finite resources is a serious challenge. up our basic biological capital But in a world where hunger rather than living on the interand obesity are both epidemic, est, and this has been going on reproduction rates can’t be the since the 1980s. As people in developing main problem. And when we look at issues that are often countries demand more of the blamed on overpopulation, we bounty and products we take see that overconsumption by for granted, environmental the most privileged is a greater impacts are bound to increase. The best way to confront factor in rampant environmental destruction and resource these problems is to reduce waste and consumption, find depletion. I once asked the great ecol- cleaner energy sources, and ogist E.O. Wilson how many support other countries in findpeople the planet could sus- ing ways to develop that are tain indefinitely. He responded, more sustainable than the ways “If you want to live like North we’ve employed – to learn from our mistakes. Americans, 200 million.” Stabilizing or bringing down North Americans, Europeans, Japanese, and Australians, population growth will help, who make up 20 per cent of but research shows it’s not the the world’s population, are biggest factor. A United Nations consuming more than 80 per report, The State of World Popcent of the world’s resources. ulation 2011, concludes that

even zero population growth won’t have a huge impact on global warming. So, is there any good news? Well, population growth is coming down. According to the UN report, the average number of children per woman has gone from six to 2.5 over the past 60 years. Research shows the best way to stabilize and reduce population growth is through greater protection and respect for women’s rights, better access to birth control, widespread education about sex and reproduction, and redistribution of wealth. But wealthy conservatives who overwhelmingly identify population growth as the biggest problem are often the same people who oppose measures that may slow the rate of growth. This has been especially true in the U.S., where corporate honchos and the politicians who support them fight against environmental protection and against sex education and better access to birth control. Population, environmental, and social-justice issues are inextricably linked. Giving women more rights over their own bodies, providing equal opportunity for them to participate in society, and making education and contraception widely available will help stabilize population growth and create numerous other benefits. Reducing economic disparity – between rich and poor individuals and nations – will lead to better allocation of resources. But it also shows that confronting serious environmental problems will take more than just slowing population growth.

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Women’s shelter benefits from new roof For women and children fleeing abuse, the promise of a roof overhead can help ease their transition to independence. That roof, at the emergency shelter run by the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, has been replaced thanks to a $61,663 grant from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The shelter houses up to 18 people in eight bedrooms. It was built in 1991. After staff noticed the roof was leaking, renovations began in January to fix the roof and replace

some of the wet drywall. The job was finished in March, but the announcement to acknowledge funders took place last week. “As a charitable organization it is always challenging to find the funds needed to maintain our buildings,” said the society’s special project manager Carolyn Fast. “We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of CMHC and our supplier, Flynn Canada.” • A11

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A chance to meet and greet candidates

With 20 candidates for council and four for mayor in Victoria, the notion of holding a panel discussion is a logistical nightmare. To deal with the numbers, community groups have come up with a solution. Three community groups will hold a trade-fair-style event where candidates have booths and voters can ask questions. They are as follows: • Nov. 8: Victoria West Community Centre (521 Craigflower Rd.), 6:30 to 9 p.m. • Nov.14: Burnside Community Centre (313 Jutland Rd.), 7 to 9 p.m. • Nov. 15: Oaklands Community Centre (#1-2827 Belmont Ave.), 7 to 9 p.m. On Monday (Nov. 7), mayoral candidates square off at the Little Fernwood Hall, (1923 Fernwood Rd.), 7 p.m. Panel discussion moderated by Neil Williams. ■■■ Candidates hoping for a spot on the Greater Victoria board of education will take questions from voters at two all-candidates meetings. The first happens Wednesday (Nov. 9) at Spectrum community school. The second is Tuesday (Nov. 15) at Reynolds secondary school’s theatre. Both run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Referendum results could make way for town square Bylaw changes needed before concept drawings become reality Erin McCracken News staff

In addition to voting for six council candidates, eligible voters in Esquimalt will have one more question to answer on their ballots in the upcoming municipal election. The non-binding referendum question asks for a yes or no answer to allowing the township to adopt changes to zoning and the official community plan bylaws, permitting two towers – one up to eight storeys of residential units with commercial space and 20,000 square feet of civic space at the ground floor, and another residential building up to 12 storeys – to go up in the town square near municipal hall. “Our message is that depending on the outcome of the question on the election ballot, that’ll give council direction which way they want to go,” said Barbara Snyder, director of Esquimalt’s

development services. “Do they want to move this ahead as it is (or) do they tinker with it a little bit, redesign it a bit?” Residents – many living near the square – arrived at council chambers this summer at the 11th hour to stop council from approving the Esquimalt Village Plan, which is still just a concept on paper. They expressed outrage over the proposed building heights. As a result, council agreed to use the referendum as an information-gathering tool. “Quite often what happens is when something goes to a public hearing only the people who are opposed to it will show up and voice their opinion,” Snyder said. A second public hearing on the issue is tentatively scheduled for early 2012. Voting happens 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 9, Nov. 16 and on general election day on Nov. 19 at Esquimalt Municipal Hall, 1229 Esquimalt Rd. For election or referendum details, please visit www. A referendum vote will not be held in Victoria this year.


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The Victoria Boys and Girls Club is offering a Stepparenting for Today workshop at the West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre, 345 Wale Rd. in the West Shore, on Monday (Nov. 7) between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Designed to help step-parents, biological parents, grandparents and soon-to-be step-parents, pre-registration is required. For more information, please call Jan Townsend at 250-384-9133.


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Violations chronicled in latest WorkSafe mag Arnold Lim News staff

The latest edition of WorkSafe magazine complies a number of incidents in Greater Victoria that the safety authority has deemed dangerous. One of the heftiest fines on the list went to the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Fines ranged from $1,000 for failing to submit a report on proper procedures for stripping asbestos-containing materials, to a $97,500 penalty to VIHA for “failure of the employer to ensure the health and safety of workers.” Three violent incidents involving VIHA took place between 2009 and 2010 in Nanaimo and Victoria.

“The incidents did happen more than two years ago and in that time we have undertaken considerable work to address violence in our mental health portfolio,” said VIHA spokesperson Shannon Marshall. “We have improved from 2009 and enhanced the violence prevention policy.” The fine has since been paid and Marshall said a number of changes have been made. VIHA now has a dedicated safety advisor appointed to work on violence-related issues, a violence prevention training and education program, a risk assessment process and safety boards. WorkSafe Fines levied on Saanich-based businesses included $4,815.53 to Robert Sousa for failing to ensure work-

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Skin test Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming gets his skin checked by dermatologist Dr. Patrick Kenny using a polarized light during a skin cancer screening held at the B.C. legislature Tuesday. The event, hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association, highlighted the importance of early detection of skin cancer.

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Maxym Rukosuyev is no stranger to the juggling act of working, studying and being a family man. His academic dreams, and those of 13 other residents in the Capital Region, have received a cash injection from B.C. Housing, which last week announced the recipients of its 2011 educational awards and bursary program. Rukosuyev was the only resident in Greater Victoria to win the $1,000 award in the full-time studies category, money which he can put towards tuition and other costs associated with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. His academic dreams are big. The fourth-year University of Victoria student, who immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine in 2007, hopes to one day earn a master’s degree in his specialty. Rukosuyev said the award helps since his studies prevent him from

working full time. He currently balances his studies by working parttime as a UVic research assistant and being with his wife and five-year-old son. “Raising a family, studying at the same time, and trying to get the money together to do all that, without ending up with a huge loan on your buck when you finish your studies, is quite a challenge,” he said. “Every little bit helps.” B.C. Housing has given out bursaries and awards since 1994 to select applicants living in subsidized accommodation or receiving rent subsidies, who attend post-secondary schools. Applicants are between 17 and 64 years old and do not receive employment assistance. “Education provides an opportunity for people to improve their lives and gain economic independence,” Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA, said in a statement.

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Jazz goes on tour Juno award winner Andrew Downing brings his seven-piece band to UVic’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall Monday, 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Author explores women’s role in Canada’s history Merna Forster authors second historical book Rudy Haugeneder News staff

Her first bestselling non-fiction book says it all – 100 Canadian Heroines, Famous and Forgotten Faces. The just-released sequel, 100 more Canadian Heroines, by Oak Bay professional historian Merna Forster, also looks to become a bestseller. These weren’t just ordinary women – weren’t, because all but three have died – but women whose roles in building the nation’s business and culture are no different than the roles men played. However, recorded history has been unkind to women, with history books having all but ignored them, she said. “Not enough women have been commemorated in Canadian history,” she complains. And she’s not alone. That’s why Kim Campbell, Canada’s first woman Prime Minister (a fact not remembered by many Canadians), wrote a glowing foreword in Forster’s first book, and Canadian female astronaut Julie Payette did the same in the 100 more sequel. And there are several hundred great women in Forster’s research files for yet another sequel she is thinking about writing. Some might say Forster is intent on bringing gender balance to the way Canadian political, business, sports, and science history is treated. Perhaps the best way to explain

what Forster (a former senior federal Parks Canada bureaucrat who is the executive director of the University of Victoria’s Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project) is in the astronaut Payette’s forward, which begins: “Can you imagine running a 100metre dash, starting 20 metres behind the other competitors, and remaining convinced that you can win the gold medal? Picture yourself climbing Mount Everest in a skirt, chances of making it to the summit and back safely and as good as anybody else? “And how do you maintain steadfast belief that you can finish at the top of your pilot-training class even though the standard issue flight gear does not fit and you need a telephone book behind your back just to reach the rudder pedals? “These are the kinds of images that come to mind reading the stories of the exceptional women Merna Forster introduces. … “Defying probabilities and presumptions, the women featured here have managed to follow their passions and fulfill their ambitions, even if it meant shaking up the prevailing social order.” Forster, born in the Alberta oil town of Black Diamond and the married mother of two teenagers who moved to Oak Bay seven years ago, says, “I always wanted to be a writer.” Her basic writing rule: “make sure I tell a compelling story.” She says she put as much diversity as possible into her books, selecting women from across the country covering many time periods, ethnic origins, and a wide variety of endeavors “so a person picking up the book could relate.” The bilingual Forster, who has


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Above: Merna Forster, author of two books on Canadian heroines. Below: The first Canadian woman to make a feature film, Victoria born and raised Nell Shipman (1892-1970), whose career took off in 1916, was known as the first lady of Canadian filmmaking.

a masters degree in history from Laval University in Quebec, said her book of brief biographies covers “fascinating” women ranging from those with a lifetime of achievement to others with just one enormously important accomplishment.

“I wanted to understand what made them tick and how they worked,” she said. Being a bestselling Canadian author doesn’t mean much in terms of royalties. The money just barely covers the cost of the images she uses in her book, like the photo of Anna Swan, the eight-foot-tall Canadian who survived her disability. Purchasing the one-time right to use her image cost $150. Among the famous and forgotten women in her book are ladies like hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, Captain Kool, Dr. Irma LeVasseur, the original Degrassi kids, Mohawk feminist Mary Two-Axe Early and the woman dubbed “the atomic mosquito.” You can visit her website at www.

Composer, recording artist, communicator and motivational speaker Louise Rose and friends will play dress-up for the Victoria Good News Choir. The audience is invited to come in costume – maybe win a prize – and join Rose with Jamie Hillier and Sing Your Joy. All performers are donating their time. The Victoria Good News Choir is a true community choir and is accepting new members. Rose has been the choir’s accompanist, music director and arranger since she founded it as a project to raise funds for Claremont secondary’s theatre program in 1997. The event happens Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St. Tickets are $20, available at Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, Ivy’s Bookstore, Bubby Rose’s Bakery and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Victoria Good News Choir. For more information email or call 250658-1946.

Exhibition opens at Cinder Block

Improbable Rapport, an exhibit running until Nov. 12, features the work of three Victoria artists: Mary-Lynn Ogilvie, Anne Vaasjo, and Laurie Tzathas. It explores themes from figurative through to abstraction. Cinder Block Gallery is at 1580 Cook St. •• A13 A15

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Royal Theatre presents Entity dance show

Entity, the latest show in the Dance Victoria season at the Royal Theatre, is presented this weekend in two shows. Performed by Wayne McGregor Random Dance, straight from the U.K., Entity will be performed tonight (Friday) and Saturday. The piece is set to an electronic soundscape. Tickets ($25 to $72) are available at or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices.

Langham Court plays dark comedic tale

The Langham Court Theatre sets the scene for deception and betrayal with its production of the black comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The darkly comic tale centres on Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old virgin, and her manipulative 70-yearold mother, Mag. Maureen, who has a history of mental illness, is trapped in a small, bleak cottage and in an overly dependent, seriously dysfunctional relationship with her mother, who interferes in her daughter’s only chance at love.

Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s Tony Award-winning show will be directed by Langham Court veteran Judy Treloar. The Beauty Queen of Leenane, part of the Leenane Trilogy, is set in the 1980s in and around County Galway, where playwright McDonagh spent his holidays as a child. The cast includes Elizabeth Whitmarsh as Mag; Naomi Simpson as Maureen, the desperate virgin; Bill Adams, as Pato, the awkward suitor and newcomer Paul Wiebe as Ray, Pato’s younger brother. McDonagh’s first non-Irish play, The Pillowman, set in a fictitious totalitarian state, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2004. McDonagh’s film Six Shooter, won the Live Action Short Subject Oscar in 2006. He is perhaps best known to world-wide audiences for his multi award-winning screenplay of the crime comedy, In Bruges. The show previews Nov. 16 and opens Nov. 17, running through Dec. 3. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for students and seniors. Preview night, they are two for $20. To buy, call 250-384-2142 or email

War-time musical hits play at military tribute A big-band tribute to past and present Canadian Forces personnel gets into the swing of things during a special time of remembrance. Jazz vocalist Miranda Sage will join the Swiftsure Big Band to perform songs from the Second World War era and beyond on Nov. 12, the day after Remembrance Day ceremonies. “This is our tribute to all those who served, or now serve, in the armed forces of this country,” said artistic director and conductor Rob Bannister, who will direct the 18-piece band. “We hope this music will add a positive counterbalance to the other serious events on this weekend.” The show starts at 8 p.m. at Pacific Fleet Club, 1587 Lyall St. in Esquimalt. Tickets are $20, and are available at Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, Sidney Musicworks and at the door.

Jazz vocalist Miranda Sage pairs up with the Swiftsure Big Band to play tunes from the Second World War in a post-Remembrance Day military tribute concert. Submitted photo

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Ottavio hosts olive oil tasting Join Oak Bay’s Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen for an Estate Olive Oil Tasting next Thursday, Nov. 10. From 7 to 9 p.m., participants can taste more than 20 estate olive oils from Italy, France, Morocco and Spain, while learning about farming, harvesting and production practics. Dessert and coffee is included in the $25 ticket price, along with discounts on olive oil purchases for the evening. For tickets or more information, call Andrew or Derek at Ottavio at 250-592-4080.






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he team behind Woodland Creek, a sustainable home development in Sooke, has introduced a new initiative for out-of-area buyers. The “Relocation Vacation” promotion encourages people to experience Sooke, just a 35-minute drive from downtown Victoria, by offering a range of unique, discounted accommodations to stay at, giving visitors an inside-look at daily life in the small community. Those who choose to buy a new home in Totangi Properties’ Woodland Creek development during the promotion will have their Sooke vacation expenses reimbursed (up to $1,000). “We created Relocation Vacation because we firmly believe

that those who come out and see what Sooke has to offer will want to Photo courtesy Woodland Creek stay a lifetime,” says Totangi Properties’ “Relocation Vacation” allows homebuyers Totangi Properties co-owner Blair to discover the Woodland Creek development and the inviting Robertson, pointing community of Sooke. to the outdoor opsustainability, it will be Sooke’s Relocation Vacation accomportunities, shopfirst housing development of- modation is available at the ping, award-winning restau- fering residences with geo-ex- award-winning Sooke Harbour rants and many annual festivals change heating, cooling and hot House through Dec. 22 (visit and events. water, and homes in the current Upon completion, Woodland phase of Woodland Creek are and On the Sea B&B for visiCreek will be home to 180 resi- constructed to certified Built tors looking for cozy (and a little dences (100 single-family and Green standards. quirky) accommodations in a 80 townhomes) priced from Not only offering environ- 24-metre North Sea Trawler, in $384,900. The project includes mental benefits, aesthetically the spectacular Sooke Harbour. an area zoned as neighbourhood speaking, the homes also boast For more information, visit commercial and public parks, gourmet kitchens, walk-in glass complete with a pond, walking showers, engineered wood floorFor details about Woodland trails and playground. Continu- ing, master suite walk-in closets Creek’s “Relocation Vacation,” ing the project’s commitment to and natural gas fireplaces. visit

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Giving back with your Jack-o-lantern With Hallowe’en now past, don’t contribute to the estimated 730-plus tonnes of pumpkins thrown into the landfill each year where decomposition without oxygen can take years. Instead, put that pumpkin to good use with the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre’s annual Pumpkin Smash. With fun family games and

admission by donation, help the centre reach its goal of 100 tonnes of pumpkins rescued from the landfill over the eight years of the event. To reach this ambitious goal, the Compost Education Centre is again partnering with Thrifty Foods and Ellice Recycling. Pumpkins can be smashed at Thrifty Food locations at Clo-

verdale and Fairfield Nov. 5 and Hillside and Admirals Walk on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Can’t make it to the Smash? Ellice Recycling will have dropoff bins at their diversion facility at 524 David St. and at the Canteen Road Yard and Garden Waste Drop-off at 605 Canteen Rd. through Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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MASTER GARDENER Cont. from previous page To become a Victoria Master Gardener, students must also complete 60 approved volunteer hours within the 18 months following the course. To maintain Master Gardener status, students complete at least 15 volunteer hours and five self-education hours each year. All potential students are encouraged to attend the information session hosted by the Victoria Master Gardener Association from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Call the Horticulture Centre at 250-479-6162 or email for registration or for more information. For details about Victoria Master Gardeners, visit the Master Gardener Association website at http://www.

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not for profit Nov. 4 – Fantastic Fridays at St. Luke’s Hall, Cedar Hill Cross Road at Cedar Hill Road, featuring Messy Church. Free, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., first Friday each month. Dinner is provided. A family-friendly time with fun, games, food, crafts, music and stories. FMI: 250-477-6741 or www. Nov. 5 – African AIDS Angels annual open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd. Hundreds of handmade cloth angels for gifts or decoration. Fundraiser for AIDS projects in southern Africa. Free admission and refreshments. FMI: Nov. 5 – Victoria Genealogical Society workshop, Planning an ancestral journey, with presenter Merv Scott, 10 a.m. to noon, 947 Alston St. Members $10; non-members, $15. Register at 250-360-2808. FMI: www. Nov. 5 – Young Life of Victoria turns 50 this year! Join this special reunion and celebration at Westin Bear Mountain Resort. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple, and can be purchased on line at Nov. 5 – Christmas is a-coming to Oak Bay United Church Thrift Shop, corner Granite & Mitchell, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Christmas gift ware, decorations, toys, books, art, furniture etc. FMI: 250-598-5021. Nov. 6 to Dec. 4 – Philippine Baya-

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The Victoria Foundation & Black Press Working Together – how philanthropy shapes our community

From left to right: approximately 3,000 birds are banded by volunteers from the Rocky Point Bird Observatory each year; Olympian Simon Whitfield warms up runners participating in the Thrifty Foods Kids Run at the Victoria Marathon, the primary fundraiser for KidSport Greater Victoria; Helen Simpson, the late co-founder of the Family Caregivers Network, is seen here with her daughter Pat; amphibian biologist Kristiina Ovaska taking samples for the Salt Spring Island Conservancy (this photo by Robin Annschild). These four non-profit organizations are among 15 participating in the 75-Hour Giving Challenge Nov. 15 – 18.

Victoria Foundation to host 75-Hour Giving Challenge to support 15 local charities It’s a 75 for 75 event: in celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Victoria Foundation is putting up $75,000 and hosting a 75-Hour Giving Challenge to help 15 local charities increase their endowment funds. For 75 hours starting on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, all donations made to the foundation for any of these charities will be further supported through the Victoria Foundation’s $75,000 Challenge Fund. While most people think of the Victoria Foundation as a charity that provides grants to non-profit organizations in the community (which it does via its Victoria Fund endowment), few realize the foundation also manages endowment funds on behalf of other registered charities. In fact, it manages 103 endowment funds for 73 registered charities, annually distributing earnings from these permanent funds to the organizations. “These Hosted Organization Funds provide a consistent source of funding year after year for local charitable organizations,” says Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation. “It’s a service that reduces costs and paperwork for the non-profits involved and – perhaps most impor-

tantly – it offers long-term stability for their funds.” To give a boost to the smallest of the funds, the 75-Hour Giving Challenge will support hosted organizations whose endowment funds were less than $75,000 as of May 31 this year. From 9 a.m. Nov. 15 to noon, Nov. 18, donors are encouraged to choose from the 15 participating charities and support their favourites by making gifts to the organizations’ endowment funds. Based on how much is given to each fund during the challenge, the foundation will also make a gift of a pro-rated amount from the $75,000 Challenge Fund. Gifts can be made online through the Victoria Foundation’s portal at CanadaHelps (see the “donate now” button at They can also be made directly to the Victoria Foundation by credit card or cheque as long as they are received during the challenge period. Publicly traded securities can also be accepted. See www. for more information on the 75-Hour Giving Challenge. Call 250-381-5532 for information.

Challenge Participants The 15 eligible organizations that are rising to the 75-Hour Giving Challenge are: Family Caregivers Network – Offers education, support and information to help keep family caregivers healthy in their caring roles. Greater Victoria Dance Works Association – Produces an annual dance festival with three different components: competition, performance and master classes. Horticulture Centre of the Pacific – Enriches the community by sharing the beauty and joy of gardening and by demonstrating the importance of plant diversity through education, demonstration, stewardship and community partnerships. KidSport Greater Victoria – Ensure that kids from low-income families can participate in sports by assisting with registration fees for a “season of sport.” Pacific Centre Family Services Association – Provides education, counselling and creative program-

ming to encourage healthy patterns of living. Pacific Salmon Foundation – Supports grassroots, volunteer and community-driven projects focused on the conservation and recovery of Pacific salmon. Rocky Point Bird Observatory – Monitors bird populations and provides community education, public presentations and events such as International Migratory Bird Day. Saanich Volunteer Services Society – Provides non-medical services that help Saanich residents live independently. Salt Spring Island Conservancy – Helps the community preserve natural habitats on Salt Spring Island and in surrounding waters through public education and by holding conservation covenants. Together Against Poverty Society – Provides free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people regarding income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues. Victoria Cool Aid Society – Provides a wide range of services for

You have 75 hours to make a difference, Victoria. Are you up for the challenge? From 9:00 a.m. Nov. 15 to noon Nov. 18, you’re invited to help celebrate the Victoria Foundation’s 75th anniversary. We’ve put up a 75-thousand dollar challenge fund and when you donate to a participating charity your generosity gets a boost from the fund. What can we do together in 75 hours? Come on Victoria, let’s rise to the challenge!

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adults who are homeless or in need of help, including supported housing, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and the Downtown Community Centre. Victoria Film Festival – Aims to expose youth and adults to a broad range of cultural, artistic and philosophical ideas and lifestyles through the presentation of film, video and new media. Victoria READ Society – Helps children, youth and adults gain literacy and essential skills, including reading, writing and mathematics. Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre – Provides services to assist individuals to heal from sexualized violence, including a 24-hour crisis line, criminal justice support, individual and group counseling, advocacy and outreach, and community education. Victoria Women’s Transition House – Provides emergency shelter services and counselling to abused women and their children. • A19

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Oak Bay poised for run at B.C.’s Injured Claremont bow out of B.C. challenge game Travis Paterson News staff

Maddie Secco scores most of Oak Bay High’s goals so it was fitting the star field hockey player managed the only goal of the Island final at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Saturday. Oak Bay won the Island championship over Frances Kelsey secondary school 1-0. Both teams are off to provincials at Kelowna secondary, Nov. 9 to 11. Secco’s winning goal came off a rebound on a short corner just a couple of minutes into the game. “Oak Bay had a lot of possession in the final but couldn’t get any more goals, it was a really exciting game,” Oak Bay co-coach Kira Graham said. Frances Kelsey provided the toughest competition for Oak Bay troughout the tournament. Oak Bay started the Island tourney with wins over Mount Doug on Thursday and Dover Bay on Friday, before tying Frances Kelsey 1-1 in “horrible weather” on Friday morning. It set up a semifinal against Cowichan, which Oak Bay won 3-0, while Frances Kelsey beat Claremont 3-1 in the other semifinal. Claremont roared back to defeat Cowichan 2-1 in the third place game and book a spot in a challenge game versus a mainland team this week for the final spot at provincials. Oak Bay’s chances of winning

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provincials rest on the shoulders of Secco, a Grade 12 student who scores about 90 per cent of the team’s goals and assists on most of the others, Graham said. Secco has been training with the national team since she was 16 and will play for the prestigious Stanford University hockey team next year on a full ride scholarship. “Of course, our success relies on the whole team but our team tactics are also built around Secco’s skill level,” Graham said. Without official scoresheets on hand, Graham conservatively estimated Secco tallied a dozen goals at the Islands, including a fourgoal game followed by a three-goal game. “Secco has extremely good stickhandling and has the speed to beat other players. All of our strategy is around her, the players understand that.” Graham is a former UBC Thunderbird and is focused on the team’s offence, while University of Victoria Vikes rookie Kathleen Leahy, who graduated from Oak Bay last year, leads the team’s defensive strategy. Secco isn’t the only national level player on Oak Bay. Grade 11 student Gillian Kirkpatrick (U16 national) is also a big part of the team’s success. The team is anchored by rookie Katie Hansen in net. Despite not having played hockey while growing up, Hansen’s figured the position out, Graham said.

Claremont yield to injuries Claremont had just one spare on the sidelines during the first day of

It’s all laughs now, but a month ago the Victoria Grizzlies’ dressing room wasn’t a place for happy banter. The Grizzlies (9-8) are on the road this weekend for another three-games-in-three-nights against conference opponents: tonight (Nov. 4) versus the Surrey Eagles (8-4-2), Saturday at the Langley Rivermen (5-10) and Sunday at the Coquitlam Express (5-6-2). Despite losing to the Nanaimo Clippers 7-3 on Tuesday, Victoria’s still on a roll with nine wins in

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Gillian Kirkpatrick of Oak Bay and Jessica MacLean of Frances Kelsey during their 1-1 tie in pool play on Oct. 28.

“It’s really sad, but we just don’t have the depth. The girls were not very happy when I told them we had to cancel.” – Pam Moore

the Island championships, and just two heading into the weekend. Then the inevitable happened. With three players injured, Claremont had to forfeit their spot in Wednesday’s (Nov. 2) challenge game versus Chilliwack, giving it to Cowichan, said teacher sponsor Pam Moore. Included on Claremont’s injury reserve is co-captain Rosie Beale, a

Grade 12 student who is on crutches this week with a swollen knee. It’s a tough way for her, as well as cocaptain Annie Walters-Shumka and other Grade 12s on the team to end their high school playing careers, Moore said. “(Getting third at Islands) was a great achievement for a team that was unexpected to get that far,” she said. “It’s really sad, but we just don’t have the depth. The girls were not very happy when I told them we had to cancel.” Defeating Cowichan, an annual powerhouse in B.C., was a thrill for Claremont, who haven’t been to provincials for four years.

the past 12 games. It’ll take more than a hangup with a rival team to shake the Grizzlies, said coach Len Barrie. ■ Following his tour of NCAA schools last week, Grizzlies forward Wes Myron committed to the Boston University Terriers for next season. Myron received a full ride scholarship from Boston, one of 13 schools that made him offers. He’ll join Massachusetts import Mike Moran, who’s also headed there in 2012, and ex-Grizzlies forward Justin Courtnall, now a third-year player

and assistant captain with the Terriers. It was also announced this week that Myron made Team Canada West for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge, Nov. 7 to 13 in Langley. Myron is a late addition and was not invited to the summer selection camp. He potted two goals in an exhibition game on Monday and an assist on Tuesday. For a full recap on the Grizzlies visit

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Kevin Sundher followed up the announcement of his inclusion in the 2011 Super Series with an explosive sixgoal weekend. The Royals’ assistant captain will play for Team WHL versus Team Russia in Regina on Wednesday, Nov. 16. It’s the fifth of six games between CHL teams and Team Russia, which will conclude Thursday, Nov. 17 in Moose Jaw. The announcement came last Thursday (Oct. 27), and just may have sparked Sundher, as he exploded for six goals and one assist in two games against the Seattle Thunderbirds over the weekend. The Royals lost to the Thunderbirds in a 4-3 shootout on Friday and bounced back with a 7-3 win on Saturday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Four of Sundher’s goals came in Saturday’s win, a five-point effort that pushed the assistant captain atop all WHL scorers with 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points in 17 games. The Royals host the Vancouver Giants Friday (Nov. 4) and Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

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Kettlebellers on podium Victoria athlete Linda Gilmour is the World Kettlebell Lifting champion. Gilmour competed in the women’s 12-kilograms kettlebell biathlon event (jerks and snatches) at the World Kettlebell Club championship in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 29. Gilmour is a kettlebell trainer and competitor from Victoria Kettlebell. She won her category doing 85 jerks and 80 snatches. She’s also the coach of Christine Boyd, who competed in the same event and weight class and won bronze with 85 jerks and 61 snatches. In May of 2012 Gilmour will help host a World Kettlebell Club event in Victoria. Visit for more information.

Vic LAX players represent Lacrosse midfielder Jesse King is the lone representative from the Greater Victoria region on the 50-player short list for Canada’s U19 men’s national team. King plays junior A box lacrosse for the Victoria Shamrocks and is a field lacrosse rookie with the Ohio State Buckeyes. If he makes it through the selection camp in Oshawa, Ont., from Nov. 24 to 27, King will join Team Canada at the U19 World Championships, to be held in Finland in 2012. King graduated from Claremont secondary, home to current girls field lacrosse star Aicia Archer. Playing for the Burnaby Mountain Selects 2011 girls’ high school team, Archer recently toured Seattle while competing in an exhibition series. Archer will compete for the Burnaby Selects at an NCAA recruiting tournament, the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival in Palm Springs, Calif., on Jan. 14 and 15.

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Lions, Gryphons will duel for city soccer championship Golden generations only come around so often. With 14 players in their grad year, Glenlyon Norfolk School’s soccer dynasty is about to end. The Gryphons senior boys soccer team will make its third straight appearance in the Colonist Cup, the city’s high school boys soccer championship. GNS edged the Claremont Spartans 1-0 in the semifinals at UVic on Tuesday. The Lambrick Park Lions defeated the Oak Bay Bays in the other semifinal, which needed a 10-round penalty kick shootout to settle a 1-1 tie. A date still has to be decided for the Gryphons and Lions final at UVic’s Centennial Stadium, likely the week of Nov. 14. When the Gryphons moved to AA

from A this year they were immediately considered a favourite to win that Lower Island division. But Lambrick Park beat them, going 10-0 on the season, and are so far the only team to defeat GNS in regulation. “You could say we’re the favourite,” Lions coach Steve Legg said. “Our team is without (metro) players. It’s one with lots of heart, skill and work ethic.” Goalie Jesse Hodges perservered for the Lions in the 7-6 shootout win over Oak Bay, with David Rivera scoring the penalty winner. Jyotish Khanna scored the winner for GNS over Claremont. St. Michaels hosts the AA Islands, Nov. 8-9 and Dover Bay hosts the AAA Islands Nov. 7-8.

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GNS’s Mattias Murray-Hemphill, centre, tries to break through Claremont’s Daniel Knappett, left, and Parm Johal at UVic on Tuesday.

Sabres top A Islands in Port Hardy

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Michael Kim of St. Andrew’s duels Nick Gachter of North Island secondary in the boys A Island final at Port Hardy.

A talented core of players has the St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team looking for a provincial championship in Kamloops today (Nov. 4) and tomorrow. St. Andrew’s won the Island single A boys championships in Port Hardy last week. But the closest the boys team has come in the provincial A finals was in 2009 when they hosted and lost to St. John Brebeuf. To win the Islands last week, the Sabres defeated host Port Hardy 5-0

and Port Alice’s North Island secondary 6-0 in the Island final. Giordano de Paolis (Grade 12) scored three and Tarnvir Bhandal (Grade 11) scored the other two against Port Hardy. Against North Island the Sabres got two goals from Bhandal, two from Sahail Virk (Grade 10) and one each from de Paolis and Leo Falzon (Grade 12).Goalkeepers Sheldon Donaldson (Grade 12) and James Saville (Grade 11) posted the shutouts.

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Passed away peacefully at Waterford Long Term Care Centre, (Oakville), on October 30, 2011, following her 90th birthday and 69 years married to husband William. Sadly missed by her daughter Sylvelyn and her husband Andy Hopwood, of Victoria BC, as well as her son Philip of Oakville. Grandmother of Jonathan and Simon Wreglesworth of Vancouver, great grand mother of Tristan and Lyle Wreglesworth. Remembered by her brother Dr. David Pengelly and his wife Kathy of Dundas, as well as brother in law Morley and his wife Jacqueline Barnes of Georgetown. Predecease by her son Steven (1971) Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements have been made. “Sylvelin, A beautiful name for a beautiful person�


HAVE QUESTIONS about the upcoming Victoria Municipal Election? Visit for information, candidate interviews and more.

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling a 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 3C3AY75SX5T272800 Owner A. Louisy 2004 FORD ECONOLINE 1FTNE24L04HA76817 Owner W. Ydse 2003 MAZDA PROTEGE JM1BJ225030736675 Owner K. Caarter FLEETWOOD WILDWOOD 4X4TWDY202T130719 Owner B. Schroeder 1992 JEEP WRANGLER 2J4FY19P3NJ532261 Owner J. Henry to cover costs incurred. To be sold at 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm October 26, 2011.



CRAFT FAIRS SUNSET LODGE CRAFT SALE! 952 Arm St., Sat, Nov. 19th, 9am-2pm. Rent tables for $15. 250-385-3422 ext 225

COMING EVENTS 34TH ANNUAL CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS 3100 Tillicum Rd Pearkes Rec. Centre Victoria BC. One of Vancouver Islands most popular fairs showcasing over 100 Exhibitors. Nov.11th to 13th. ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE & home decor sale. Nov 9-12 (9-5) Comox mall. Lots of interesting treasures. INTUITIVE ARTS Festival Nov. 5th-6th, 140 Oswego St.


FIBRENEW Experts in leather, vinyl, plastic repair. Burns, cuts, pet damage.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS ITALY- VILLAGE house in beautiful central Italy for rent. Call Anita 250-655-4030.

CHILDREN CHILDCARE WANTED LOOKING FOR Childcare all day for a 3 yr old boy as well as before and afterschool care for a 7 yr old boy. Must be reliable as well as have your own transportation. Please call 250-999-6474.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ATTN: UPHOLSTERERS AND MARINE CANVAS FABRICATORS - BE YOUR OWN BOSS!! Don’t miss the opportunity to own this profitable, turn key business on Vancouver Island. See our ad at: &

LOOKING FOR Avon Reps. Be your own boss. Earn extra money, work from home. Call 250-386-0070 to learn more. CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

WANTED COUPLE for live-in resident manager position for 26 suite building in Esquimalt. Ideal for retired couple. Qualifications are 3 to 5 years experience. Knowledge of RTA dispute resolution, rent collections, banking, cleaning, minor repairs & painting. Fax resumes & references to 1800-762-2318.


Courses Starting Now!

Get certiďŹ ed in 13 weeks 12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC


(250) 891-7446


HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

ON-CALL WORKERS required for newspaper flyer insertion Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursdays. $10.23 per hour. Evenings 5pm to 1am. Also occasional 9am to 5pm shifts available. No experience required. Please apply in person between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday at Goldstream Press (Island Publishers). #200-770 Enterprise Crescent.




THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: • Chaser • Hook Tender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Boom Man • Loader Operator • Hoe Chucker • Heavy Duty Mechanic • 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.


F/T LIVE-IN Caregiver 1 child 2yrs 9months, Victoria $9.50/hr, 40hrs/wk. Own room in private home, $325/month room/board deducted. Grade 12, min. exp. 1yr F/T within last 3yrs or 6 mths training in child care. Speak/Read/Write English. Swahili & Kikuyu an asset. Crim. record check, First Aid required. Call Jane 250-588-9270

INCOME OPPORTUNITY Secret Shoppers Wanted! Earn $$$ While You Shop! We seek Shoppers for well paying survey jobs. You can earn money while shopping. It’s a stress free part time job which won’t disturb your present work; also if unemployed you can work it as a full time job. Interested applicants should refer all resumes/applications to our email:

TRADES, TECHNICAL EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or


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EDUCATION/TUTORING IN-HOME TUTORING All Grades, All Subjects. Tutor Doctor. 250-386-9333


Western Forest Products Inc is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island delivering unique, quality products to our customers in a safe, sustainable environment. We are currently seeking fully experienced:

Fully experienced Grapple Yarder Operator

Please forward resumes to: Operations Administrator, PO Box 220, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0, Fax: 250-283-7222. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PARTS & SERVICE POSITION AVAILABLE Arbutus RV, Vancouver Island’s largest RV dealership, has an immediate opening within our Parts and Service department in Sidney. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where they can utilize their organizational and computer skills to assist our customers with Parts, Service and Warranty. We offer an employee beneďŹ t program along with above average wages. If being a member of a successful team is part of your future, please submit your resume via e-mail to

A22 • Victoria News Fri, Nov 4, 2011 PERSONAL SERVICES

Friday, November 4, 2011 - VICTORIA






UNDER $300


$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

TRAMPOLINE, SAFETY surround, $300 obo. Basket ball hoop, $20 obo.(250)656-6832.

FREE ITEMS FREE: ASSORTED auto fuses, bring bag. Call (250)6556642.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 OIL electric heaters (digital), new, 1500 watts, $40. each. Call 250-381-4180. 3-SEATER SOFA, $65. Coffee table, glass top, $25. (250)881-8133. 6 LARGE Spider Plants$2/each. 250-652-4199. ANTIQUE RESTING chair, from CPR Royal Alexander Hotel in Winnipeg, $25. Call 250-727-9425. DOWNFILLED SOFA sacrifice $99. Call (250)721-9798 LARGE LITTLE Tykes Table 2 chairs, $35. Fish Tank, 10g+ more. $40. 250-544-4322. 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. NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

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

PETS PETS TOY FOX Terrier, 28 mos. Reg’d male, all shots + access’s, $750, 1-250-932-8426

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WANTED: CLEAN fridge’s, upright freezers, 24” stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.

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

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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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








SIDNEY: FURNISHED Deluxe suite, newer. Walk to ocean & town. All incl. 250-656-8080.



FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

SIDNEY- 3 Bdrm Rancher. Complete Reno. 1 bath, 1056sq ft flat cul-de-sac lot. NS/NP. $1,600. Lease. Firm Management, 250-544-2300. WHY RENT when you can own? 0% down; $1600/mo. Call 250-360-1929 Binab Strasser - Re/Max Alliance.

2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: Info: 250-952-5003

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

Unique Building Must see

1 Bdrm. Very quiet, ocean views, Clean, well maintained. Adult oriented Laundry, Sauna, Elevator Hot Water, Heat. (250) 388-9384 ESQUIMALT (NEAR Naden), 1 & 2 bdrm suites, avail immed, on bus route, near shopping, clean & quiet. Starting at $700. 250-385-2004. 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.


FAIRFIELD- FULLY furn rm in lrg 1/2 duplex, close to bus, shopping, ocean, village, quiet person. Refs. $525 mo Avail Nov 1. (250)388-7600. SENIOR LADY in Vic West, furn’d room, $455 incls utils, cable, local phone, small appliances, parking, park nearby. No cooking. 250-380-1575.

GOLDSTREAM, (SINGLE) 1400sq ft, furn., deck & yard, lndry, hi-def TV, own bath. $650 inclusive. (250)884-0091

PEACH DRAPES- lined, $99. 250-598-1265.


SMALL TRUNK, lock and key, $50. firm. 250-595-6734.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, or 1877-902-WOOD.


SOOKE BASIN waterfront. 2 bdrm condo, recently renovated. In quiet neighbourhood. $900. N/S, pets ok. Call 250516-1408.

FURNITURE, MATTRESS Sale, Up to 50% OFF. No HST on Tools & Hdwe. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. Visa, M/C


COLWOOD 1-BDRM Bright ground-level. Utils incld, cat ok, N/S. $825. 250-478-4418 GLANFORD. IMMED. 1100 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, lower, bright. Reno’d kitch, bdrm closet. W/D, full bath, storage. Quiet, priv. entr., sm yrd. Near bus, amens. NS/NP. $1050. ht, hw, hydro. Refs. 250-704-0197. LANGFORD. BRIGHT, new 1 bdrm. Lvl entry. W/D, NS/NP. $800. incl. utils (250)220-8750 SIDNEY- 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 1 bath, priv ent, $1100 utils incl, Nov 15. NS/NP. 250-665-6987 TRIANGLE MTN. Large 1 bdrm. Laundry, new SS appl’s. NS/NP. $900. inclds utils, cbl, phone, internet. 250-474-6469

TOWNHOUSES SIDNEY, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 story townhome, F/S, D/W, close to beach & town, N/S, small pet neg, avail Nov. 1, $1300. Call 250-208-4894.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

GORDREAU APTS. Suites available. Please call 250-383-5353

NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

DEEP COVE: cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage skylights $950 cat ok ns. 250-858-6511


SAANICHTON SMALL 1 bdrm cottage. References req’d. $750 inclusive. No pets. Avail immed. 250-652-3345.

2 ICE/SNOW tires, Michelin, new, 250-165R15”, $300. Call (250)360-0892.




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

REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website or contact Matt Barr at

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

CALL: 250-727-8437

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.


SAXE POINT- 1 bdrm & den in 3-plex, W/D. N/S pet ok, near park & bus. $850. Equitex, (250)386-6071. SIDNEY, 3 BR, RECENTLY reno’d, garage, fenced yard, great location. Available now $1350. Dean 250-857-2210

APARTMENTS FURNISHED MacKENZIE/ QUADRA. Studio/ 1 bdrm condo, resort style. Includes indoor pool, hot tub, gym, billiards/games. New carpet/ furniture. 1/2 block bus/ Airporter/ mall. On route UVic/ Uptown Centre/ DND. $925. (250)380-2737.





LEG MAGIC exercise equip. w/ DVD, $50 obo. Small GE TV, $20 obo. (250)477-3370




SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.


$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

$50-$1000 CASH

HANDICAPPED VAN- modified for wheel chair passenger. For more info, (250)478-4476.

For scrap vehicle FREE Tow away


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



CEDAR HILL Sat, Nov 5, 10am-2:30pm 16 stall Annual Bazaar Jewellery, Linens, Books, “Good as new” items, Toys, Christmas store, International treasures, Handbags, etc. Thrift Shop open (inclds white elephant, china, & garage sale). Lunch. ATM on site. St. Aidan’s Church near Richmond at Cedar Hill X Road.

SELLING WATKINS products every Sunday, 9am-3pm at Langford Indoor Market, 679 Goldstream Ave or call 250217-8480, Free delivery.

N.SAANICH. ESTATE Sale. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 5 & 6, 9am1pm. Everything to go! 8569 Ebor Terrace.

THE SACRED Heart Church Bazaar is on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 9am2pm. FREE ADMISSION and parking. 4040 Nelthorpe St. All proceeds to charity. Raffle, home baking, books, tea room, ethnic foods, jewelry, attic treasures, Lucky 7, silent auction, crafts, hamburger and hotdog stand.

INVITE THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD to your garage sale with a classified ad Call 250-388-3535

Are your kids begging for new games?

TAKE ON A PAPER ROUTE! A paper route can provide money to buy new games for your computer, XBox or Wii or cover the cost of a cell phone each month. It’s so easy to get started... call 250-360-0817 | | SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

SERVICE DIRECTORY • A23 Fri, Nov 4, 2011, Victoria News

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MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specialize; tree pruning, hedges, tree & stump removal, fall clean-up, hauling, power washing. 23yrs exp. WCB.

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.

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

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



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.

CARPET INSTALLATION DARCY’S CARPET & LINO. Install, repairs, laminate, restretch, 35 yrs. 250-478-0883. MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES 2 HARD working reliable ladies. Reg cleans & Xmas cleans. Call 250-514-5105. ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278 NEED HELP cleaning your house? Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.

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. ONE-TO-ONE Mac computer & software tutoring. $40/hr 250-370-9270


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. ELECTRICAL Contractor for Hire. Installations, repairs. $40/hr. Bonded, Licensed, Insured. (250)590-0952. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

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

AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129 COMPLETE PROPERTY maintenance programs. Monthly, weekly visits. Yard Cleanup pros. (250)885-8513. DPM SERVICES: lawn/gard, cleanups, pruning, hedges, landscapes, irrigation, pwr washing, gutters 15yrs. 250883-8141. GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

- Lawn mowing - Hedge trimming - Garden clean up - Leaf Clean up - Power washing - Gutter Cleaning - Aerating - Irrigation Maint.

(250) 858-0588

PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

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


QUALITY INSTALLATIONS of Hardwood, Laminate & Tile. Insured, bonded, guaranteed! Call 250-884-5171 or online at


ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.



AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.

10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming. Hauling. 250-479-6495.

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

HANDYPERSONS ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. RENO MEN. Ref’s. Senior’s Discount. BBB. Free Estimates. Call 250-885-9487. Photos: MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

HAULING AND SALVAGE 250-217-0062 GARDEN CITY GREEN Hauling & Recycle

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794.

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

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

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774




Peacock Painting

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

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278.

INSULATION MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IRRIGATION Winterization Special! $59.95 Oak Bay Irrigation & Landscape Lighting. (778)440-1883.

C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942

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

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

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

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

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades. FALL SPECIALS! WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.


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


GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

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

✭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.

MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

FENCING AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.



TILES, GRANITE & glass blocks. (250)384-1132 or (250)213-9962.

250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance

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


PLUMBING FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


NEEDS mine.


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

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

PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss, Pwr Wash. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.

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

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



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

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

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


Use our community classifieds Service Directory to find an expert in your community

Roadtrip memories? Have H ave you you cruised cruissed the California coast or toured the famed Route 66? Challenged the Grand Canyon or cycled the Rockies? Whatever your favourite roadtrip, if you have a story to tell send it along (with pictures if available), your name and contact number.

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Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632

205-1223 Johnson St., $325,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge 250-818-6146

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105-330 Waterfront, $510,000 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

pg. 14

pg. 41

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422 Saturday 12-1:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Dinara Talalaeva, 250 384-7663

pg. 12

pg. 13

pg. 20

pg. 19

pg. 6

pg. 15

pg. 8

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing 250 477-7291

pg. 17

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 12

Sunday 2-3:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

Sunday 1-3 Boorman Real Estate Michael Boorman 250 595-1535 pg. 43

pg. 19

pg. 19

2586 Blackwood, $465,000 Sunday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 18

pg. 20

pg. 15

pg. 41

pg. 18

pg. 1

pg. 19

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Ian Jules, 250-380-6683

pg. 20

pg. 19

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

pg. 19

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033

Sunday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

pg. 21

pg. 36

pg. 5

pg. 22

pg. 33

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

pg. 12

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

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

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Geri Fitterer 250 360-6493

pg. 6

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

Sunday 12-2 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

pg. 16

44-850 Parklands, $389,000

pg. 24

4212 Rossiter

891 Claremont Ave, $863,000

1877A Feltham Rd, $599,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

101-3614 Richmond Rd pg. 5

1602 Kenmore, $479,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser, 250-360-1929

4343 Cedar Hill, $575,000 pg. 43

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

pg. 24

pg. 23

5024 Cordova Bay, $999,900

14-3993 Columbine, $359,900 pg. 2

pg. 19

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

pg. 18

pg. 24

pg. 23

pg. 15

pg. 18

pg. 22

502 Gore, $399,900

pg. 24

pg. 2

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

pg. 25

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

pg. 32

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124

pg. 43

639 Ridgebank, $569,000 pg. 24

834 Royal Oak Ave, $1,200,000 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

pg. 18

88 Sims

4329 Faithwood, $729,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

332 Davida, $475,000

3229 Cedar Hill

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

pg. 25

225-3225 Eldon Pl

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

302-1100 Union Rd pg. 22

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

501 Pamela

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jens Henderson, 250-384-8124 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Brian Graves, 250 477-7291

pg. 18

658 Sedger Rd

1170 Tattersall, $799,000 pg. 12

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Valerie Edwards 250-477-9947

4168 Clinton Pl., $649,000

785 Claremont Ave., $998,000

1064 Colville, $479,900

Saturday 11-1 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

pg. 23

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

5015 Georgia Park Terr. $799,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-477-1100

109-1505 Church Ave, $239,900

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

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900

pg. 21

pg. 24

5-881 Nicholson, $565,000

7-704 Rockheights

pg. 43

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

5005 Cordova Bay, $869,000

pg. 22

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

Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

pg. 19

4536 Rithetwood, $765,000

1520 Winchester, $515,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

pg. 21

pg. 21

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

Saturday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Cathy Travis, 250-380-3933

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291

37-1506 Admirals, $174,900

Saturday 1-3 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 18

3958 Hidden Oaks Pl, $839,000

116-21 Conard, $269,900

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

pg. 24

206-3263 Alder, $219,750

3922 Staten Pl, $879,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Sandy McManus 250 477-7291

934 Craigflower, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628 Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd John Almond 250 384-8124

109-1505 Church Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

Sunday 2-3:30 Newport Realty Rick Allen, 250-385-2033

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Kevin Starling 250 889-4577

21-4630 Lochside, $588,000

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

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

2434 Cadboro Bay Rd, $649,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey 250-385-2033

pg. 22

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

2031 McNeill, $799,000 pg. 22

pg. 23

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,049,000

3170 Aldridge, $589,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Peter Veri, 250-920-6850

1663 Bisley, $649,000

295 Bessborough Ave

2492 McNeill, $684,900 pg. 20

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

Sunday 12-4 Newport Realty John Monkhouse 250 385-2033

2184 Windsor Rd., $649,000 pg. 25

pg. 41

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

2094 Quimper, $669,900

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

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Dennis Guevin 250 477-7291

862 Phoenix, $489,000

300-21 Conard, $349,900

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $860,000 pg. 19

pg. 21

103-101 Nursery Hill, $329,900

412-2100 Granite St, $239,000 pg. 18

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

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

pg. 22

357 Kinver St, $589,900

pg. 14

2090 Lorne, $769,000 pg. 10

pg. 22

687 Island, $1,189,000

pg. 15

pg. 18

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

4-2305 Maltwood

487 Sturdee, $299,000

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $389,000

302-105 Gorge Rd E, $299,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

pg. 20

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301

3362 Henderson, $799,900

2205 Victor, $439,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

pg. 6

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

2511 Cranmore, $739,000

1637 Pembroke St, $499,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

2314 Richmond, $464,900 pg. 20

pg. 14

1652 Cyril Close, $729,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

3238 Harriet

402-1366 Hillside, $220,500 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 14

pg. 21

305-75 Songhees, $625,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

304-1519 Hillside, $325,000

4-797 Tyee Rd, $309,900 Saturday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 14

407-380 Waterfront

111-1619 Morrison, $218,000 Sunday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-893-1016

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

3-516 Sturdee

3520 Upper Terrace, $939,900

307-797 Tyee Rd., $299,900

302-2747 Quadra, $228,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

503-1030 Yates St, $429,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

pg. 15

13-949 Pemberton, $499,000 Sunday 2-4 Duttons & Co Real Estate

3-277 Michigan, $549,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shane King, 250-661-4277

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Richard Severs 250 216-3178

502-250 Douglas, $399,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

114-10 Paul Kane, $589,000

pg. 20

311 Kingston, $869,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

102-640 Montreal, $499,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

303-1400 Newport, $259,000

2-1968 Fairfield, $679,000

401-1040 Southgate $359,888 Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

102-1519 Hillside, $319,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Barbara Walker 250 592-4422

pg. 11

924B Richmond, $475,000 Sunday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

604-75 Songhees, $710,000

Sunday 3-5 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250 477-1100

519 William St

451 Durban, $629,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Debbie Hargreaves 250 384-8124

304-1593 Begbie, $289,900

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

pg. 18

#31-416 Dallas Rd., $545,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

1465 Bay St

pg. 20

408-1630 Quadra St

126-75 Songhees, $979,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

6-407 William, $737,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Colin Holliday-Scott, 250-384-7663

pg. 11

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

2180 Cranleigh, $624,900

105-636 Montreal, $599,000

1035 Sutlej

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

780 Johnson, $419,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty John Byrne, 250-383-1500

pg. 20

302-1110 Oscar, $349,000

101-75 Songhees, $698,000

Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvia Therrien, 250-385-2033

1012 Gillespie Pl

Daily noon -5 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-812-7212

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

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury, 778-977-2600

71 Government St, $489,000

2-1012 Terrace, $379,000

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave, $279,000

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

pg. 14

3-828 Rupert Terrace

404-1012 Collinson, $279,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

310 Robertson St, $629,900

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

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

pg. 26

140 Kamloops, $499,900 pg. 24

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

pg. 10 • A25

VICTORIA NEWS - Friday, November 4, 2011 41 Obed Ave, $379,900

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

8704 Pender Park Dr, $574,900 pg. 26

4921 Prospect, $1,024,900 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 41

pg. 25

pg. 25

pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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

pg. 27

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547

pg. 28

pg. 28

pg. 27

pg. 29

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

pg. 26

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 27

pg. 25

Saturday 11-12 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 27

pg. 27

pg. 25

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

pg. 3

B-10470 Resthaven Dr, $549,000

4175 Prospect Lake, $619,900 pg. 26

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

pg. 5

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

6566 Rey Rd, $569,900

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

13-2020 White Birch, $439,500 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Pat Meadows, 240-592-4422

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

3-2020 White Birch Rd pg. 6

Saturday 1-3 Davis Realty Corporation Jack Davis, 250-598-6200

pg. 37

pg. 43

pg. 15

pg. 18

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

pg. 30

310-608 Fairway Ave., $369,900 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Simon Sheppard 250 686-0011

pg. 29

pg. 31

pg. 34

pg. 12

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

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

pg. 30

pg. 35

pg. 43

pg. 30

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 30

pg. 15

662 Goldstream, $249,900 Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl, 250-391-8484

pg. 13

pg. 30

2794 Lakeshore, $499,900 pg. 35

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

pg. 31

3348 Sewell, $599,900 pg. 36

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

pg. 30

723 Windover Trc., $849,000 Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

pg. 30

6995 Nordin Rd

2923 Julieann

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Diane Alexander 250 384-8124

pg. 30

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon, 250-642-5050

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

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Justen Lalonde, 250-418-0613 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-893-1016 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas 250-477-1100

pg. 5

1919 Maple Avenue

724 Claudette Crt

pg. 43

206-611 Goldstream, $237,900 pg. 30

pg. 33

3714 Ridge Pond Dr, $639,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-744-3301

549 Delora, $500,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen 250 478-0808

pg. 19

3067 Alouette

3134 Wishart Rd, $459,900

3067 Alouette pg. 5

pg. 9

2437 Gatewheel, $599,800 Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

1193 Goldstream

969 Glen Willow, $499,000

pg. 31

1217 Parkdale Creek Gdns Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

994 Dunford

203-1196 Sluggett Rd., $209,900 pg. 27

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

pg. 29 Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Lyle Kahl, 250-391-8484

Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

907 Dawn Lane, $595,000

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

pg. 29

3365 St. Troy Plc., $449,900

205-2695 Deville, $334,900

3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900

104-9115 Lochside, $849,900

Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

2798 Lakeshore, $619,900

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

3067 Alouette

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

Saturday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren 250-727-5448

408-3226 Jacklin $259,900

563 Brant Pl., $624,900

pg. 29

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

pg. 15

1008 Paddle Run

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

pg. 29

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

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

103-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900

1616 Millstream, $799,900

754 Braemar, $729,000

3-864 Swan, $295,000

pg. 30

2849 Knotty Pine, $439,900 pg. 29

2744 Whitehead Plc., $299,000

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

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Patrick Novotny, 250-478-9600

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Williams, 250-642-3240

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

3352 Mary Anne Cres, $469,900

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Justen Lalonde, 250-418-0613

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

1622 Millstream, $799,900 pg. 28

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

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

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

pg. 29

1001 Wild Ridge Way, $445,000

pg. 28

303-9880 Fourth, $269,000

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

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900

676 Kingsview Ridge

101-3210 Jacklin Rd

106-9905 Fifth, $337,500

pg. 26

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Colin Lagadyn, 250-474-4800

303-611 Brookside, $219,000

2-1893 Prosser Rd, $384,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-656-0608

pg. 33

112-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900

9485 Eastbrook, $455,000 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

Sunday 3-5 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

16-2210 Sooke Rd, $359,900

2433 Whidby Lane, $550,000

1268 Tall Tree Pl, $729,900

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 589-4014

pg. 26

9591 Epco, $479,000

316-10461 Resthaven, $429,000

3131 Esson Rd., $449,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley 250 477-1100

pg. 27

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

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,199,788

7628 Sigmar, $444,000

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $289,000

9-4350 West Saanich

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

pg. 27

202-2311 Mills, $279,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Friday - Saturday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Linda Egan, 250 656-4626

8171 Rae-Leigh, $1,199,000

pg. 3

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

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

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

Saturday 12:30-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-655-0131

2931 Earl Grey St, $499,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shane King 250-744-3301

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

203-9724 Fourth St, $669,000

982 Meadowview, $695,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 26

316-10461 Resthaven, $410,000

5460 Old West Saanich, $1,199,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

208-9882 Fifth, $279,000

304-9880 Fourth St, $288,000

4491 Abraham Court

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Walters 250 477-5353

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

1039 Skylar Circle pg. 6

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

pg. 12

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Concern raised over school-zone safety Erin McCracken News staff

Kelly Bryant has risked his life to protect a child, but he says there are better solutions to improving safety near a busy corner outside Macaulay elementary school, in Esquimalt He has watched with alarm as students opt not to use the crosswalk at Lyall and Macaulay streets and dart out, unseen, onto Lyall Street from between cars illegally parked along the curb. “They would have been (hit) last year if I hadn’t run out and stopped a car,” said the Esquimalt resident, whose children used to attend the school. “It’s ridiculous.” Heightening the danger and the need

for solutions is the increase in traffic on Lyall Street, as well as drivers speeding in the 30 km/hr school zone, he said. Fixing the problem, said Bryant, could be as simple as painting white lines on the road outside the school, using neon placards to remind motorists of the speed limit, police enforcement and reducing the size of an opening in the school’s chain-link fence along Lyall Street to slow departing kids. “I’m not looking for anything but a minimal cost of addressing the issue through education and safety,” Bryant said. He has raised the issue with parents, school and school board administrators. He’s also raised his concerns with the military police, and B.C. Transit, asking that drivers of defence and transit vehi-

cles reduce their speed in the area. He also recently asked Esquimalt council for support. “(Everyone) just shakes their head, ‘Yes, we should do something,’ ... and then time goes by and people walk away from the issue,” said Bryant. “There’s some pretty simple solutions, but after three and a half years I’m no further ahead than I was.” The school has sent out reminders in its newsletter to parents about respecting non-parking areas, and staff raise any concerns with its school liaison police officer, said school principal Scott Thomas “As much as we need awareness, we really need people to obey the (speed limit and parking) laws that are out there.” •• A27 A27

VICTORIA NEWS VICTORIA NEWS --Friday, Friday,November November4, 4,•2011 2011 A25

Quiet Halloween for police Rudy Haugeneder News Staff

Victoria police reported a quiet Halloween night, saying it appears most of the revelry occurred on the weekend. Between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. Halloween night, VicPD’s Communications Centre received 55 calls for help, mostly firework complaints, compared to Friday and Saturday nights when it fielded 105 and 97 calls respectively during the same

Roszan Holmen/News staff

Baring our bras About 2,000 donated bras decorated an entire block of Broad Street Friday, inspiring smiles, confusion and cell-phone photos. The display, put on by Kool FM, marked the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come evening, the bras were taken down, washed and donated.

City’s oldest flea market keeps charities at forefront Fresh pies and old treasures await at Victoria’s oldest flea market. It runs every Sunday at the Leonardo DaVinci Hall, in Vic West at 195 Bay St. Admission is $2. Ten per cent of retail space is provided to charitable groups every week, and the sale

donates usable items to Big Brothers & Big Sisters. The market also raises funds for charities. Last year, it raised $700 for the Red Cross. For more information visit www.

WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE On page 13 of our flyer distributed on October 26 – 28 and effective October 28 – November 3, the new Drake CD Take Care (#30258549) will not be available until November 15. On page 17 the following items will be available at a later date. NHL 48” Hockey Table (#30236524), NHL 72” Hockey Table with Table Tennis (#30234388), NHL 40” Rod Hockey Table (#30237142), Halex 48” Combo Table (#30237114), Halex 54” Flip Table (#30237117). On page 2 of the SuperCentre flyer the Fresh Atlantic Salmon or Tilapia Fillets Value Pack (#30136554/609) will not be available. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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Give your jack-o’-lantern a PROPER burial at our 8th annual

Pumpkin Smash November 5th 10am - 3pm

time period – mostly to deal with alcohol-fuelled problems. A typical 24-hour day yields approximately 150 calls for service. Police applauded Victoria’s bylaw that prohibits the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks. They said the amount of fireworks seized and the amount of damage that has occurred as a result of their careless use, has shrunk considerably since the bylaw went into effect in 2007.



RAINFOREST, TREEHOUSE OR BEACHFRONT MODERN LOG CABINS Private Hot Tubs | Wood Fireplaces | Full Kitchens Family oriented, pet friendly resort located on Mackenzie beach , 5 minutes from Tofino.




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Fairfield Thrifty Foods ... t i e t! Cloverdale Thrifty Foods Carvmpost i o November 6th 10am - 3pm &C

Hillside Thrifty Foods Admirals Walk Thrifty Foods

by donation to the

Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre (250) 386 - WORM

TAKE ON A PAPER ROUTE! A paper route can provide money to buy new games for your computer, XBox or Wii or cover the cost of a cell phone each month.

When donating you receive • Free vehicle towing • A tax receipt

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Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111

Know your limit, play within it.

BC Gaming Event Licence #37361

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - VICTORIA



What will? you grab Enter in-store for your chance to WIN a

2 Minute Shopping Spree* One Winner in Every Store


Cracker Barrel Cheese

Minute Maid

Coastal Waters

Selected 1.75L

or Stuffed Sole Frozen Assorted 350–420g Pack

Orange Juice

Selected 600–700g

On Sale

Stuffed Sockeye Salmon Pinwheels

On Sale


On Sale







Per Package

*No purchase necessary. Entry by way of ballot form. There are twenty-seven (27) prizes consisting of a two-minute in-store shopping spree. Approximate retail value of the Prize is $1000.00. Selected entrant must correctly answer a skill-testing question. Contest closes on November 22nd, 2011. Full contest rules available in-store. Chances of winning depend on number of entries received during the Contest Period.

Weekly Specials in effect until Tuesday, November 8th, 2011


SAVINGS Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Ocean Spray


or Ruby Red Grapefruit Assorted 1.89L

Selected 100–214g

Cranberry Cocktails

On Sale

299 Each

Offers valid November 4th, 5th & 6th, 2011 only.

Crispy Minis or Rice Cakes

On Sale



Where this symbol appears, deposit & enviro levies are applicable.

Red Seedless Grapes Grown in California $2.62/kg

On Sale

119 Per lb

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