In keeping with my tradition of "snooping out" music shops wherever I go, I happened into a little place in Victoria BC this Easter week. The shop is called "The Brass Woodwind Shop" and it's located down near the harborfront on Store St. Their website is http://www.brassandwoodwind.ca . I spoke to the owner, Don Geisbrecht and looked around his little one room shop. He has full repair and overhaul facilities, can make arrangements for complete refinishing including plating (done off-site by a third party), and buys and sells used instruments of the wind family. He has some nice old horns on his wall for sale.. check 'em out at his website.
So if any of you folks in BC (or even Alberta) are looking for someone who can remove dents, overhaul, replace bits and pieces, give Don a shout. He sells over the 'net (I've purchased a sax ligature from him that way and was happy to meet him in person. Nice guy.
I believe he does virtually all of the service work for the U Vic music faculty as well as the Vic Symphony.