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Like a stone Artist Ronald T. Crawford and mason Terry Biemar of Salt Spring Island sit on the base to their sculpture, the Keeper, before it is installed near the Anacortes ferry terminal as part of the Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk. The base of the sculpture weighs four to five tonnes and is made of sandstone from Salt Spring. The Keeper, installed Monday, was the second of 12 sculptures on the waterfront walkway, due to officially open June 8.

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Five Sidney North Saanich RCMP officers are now a part of Alexa’s Team. In May 2008, four-year-old Alexa Middelaer was killed after being hit by a drunk driver. Since then, her parents Laura and Michael Middelaer kept her memory alive by doing all they could to spare other families from experiencing the same anguish. One way is to recognize individuals who make an extraordinary contribution in the fight against impaired driving. An officer can make the team if he or she has taken more than 12 impaired drivers off the road via criminal charges or using immediate roadside prohibition legislation. At Sidney North Saanich, constables Kent Nelson, Kyle Martell, Anton Ermolaev, Brad Lougheed and Robert Figuerido met that criterion. They attended a ceremony on April 26 in Oak Bay with other Vancouver Island officers to have their efforts recognized by the Alexa Middelaer Foundation. “We applaud our officers and all other officers that were recognized for their efforts in keeping our streets and communities safe,” said media liaison Cpl. Chris Swain. “Impaired driving is a policing priority in our communities. We will make every attempt to get as many impaired drivers off the road as possible, hopefully preventing tragedies similar to the Middelaers’, from happening.” reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW -Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Firefighters Bruce Rosenthal and Ian Banfield refill the reservoirs from one of two Central Saanich fire trucks to shuttle water back and forth from West Saanich Road and Senanus Drive.

Did you know? According to fire chief Ron French the savings on fire insurance would be $500 for every $400,000 of potential loss on a home.

23,000 gal. Central Saanich fire department tests water-shuttling service, which could bring insurance costs down for residents Christine van Reeuwyk

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do it.” Salt Spring Island is the only other department in the region to have achieved this accreditation. Saanich fire members stopped by to watch the test. It’s part of a bigger plan, including upgrades of equipment and the proposed new fire hall that has been in the works for a decade to achieve recommendations from an underwriter in 2001. So they set up on Alec and shuttled water from new hydrants near West Saanich Road on Mount Newton X Road and Senanus Drive. “We can empty the tanks in 12 minutes,” said chief Ron French. That meant two trucks shuttling water to keep the reservoirs full, supplying the third truck that pumped the water. During the test, the two Central Saanich trucks shuttling the water did about 10 round trips and delivered 23,000 gallons of water to the test site. The success of the test means that the Fire Underwriters Survey will recommend to insurance underwriters a more preferable rate for rural Central Saanich properties. Central Saanich fire hopes to have the accreditation in place within a week, as well as information on their website at www.centralsaanich.ca. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

Above: Firefighter Ian Banfield watches the flow of water into a reservoir on Alec Road as the Central Saanich volunteer department attempts accreditation from the fire underwriters. Left: Bruce Rosenthal, Ian Banfield and assistant chief John Robertson discuss logistics during the superior tanker shuttle system accreditation test on Friday, May 4.

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Sidney’s only female firefighter moves on After 10 years in Sidney, Stacy Lee signs on with Vancouver Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

A shy 19-year-old girl walked into a volunteer fire department, a vague dream of police work formed in her young mind. The physical aspects of firefighting lured her, as well as the chatter of neighbours

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After more than a decade with Sidney fire, Capt. Stacy Lee is taking her volunteer skills to work with Vancouver Fire and Rescue.

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Funnyman Fred Penner headlines at kids fest Kyle Slavin News staff

Fred Penner, one of Canada’s most celebrated children’s entertainers, committed his life to the world of entertainment when he was just a young man in the early ’70s after tragedy struck his family. “I had a younger sister, who was a Down syndrome child. She passed away and a year later my dad died. So in my early 20s I had this intense mortality check and made the decision there and then to attempt to follow my bliss and pursue music as a career,” Penner said last week, on the phone from Toronto. Though he had a formal education in economics – a career he says he never would’ve enjoyed – his first serious foray into the music industry was with a comedic folk band that played in bars and universities. Penner, who scored a CBC TV show, Fred Penner’s Place in 1985 after half a decade of success writing children’s music, says the core elements of performing with the comedic band – communication, interaction, participation – continue to help

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him today. “We’re in an absolutely messed up world. The insanity is complete. The battles that are raging in every corner of this planet are constant and the only way, I think, to find a balance in this is through human contact.” That’s why, he said, events like this weekend’s Island Children’s Festival, are important. “What we need to do is really focus on the kids. Because if we make a strong child, if they really understand who they are and how they fit in the global perspective, in the environmental world, how they interact

with each other, then we’ll actually have a chance at affecting the next generation,” he said. Penner will headline this Saturday’s Island Children’s Festival at the Island Montessori House School at 5575 West Saanich Rd. In addition to music, there will be crafts, face painting, children’s yoga, storytelling and a bouncy castle. Penner, who asked that his age not be shared, says he feels like he’s 30 years old, based on the life, emotional energy and youthful exuberance he continues to exude. Having been a pioneer in the industry for 40 years, he said children’s entertainment has been watered down by businesses looking to make money, rather than working on a philosophy that puts kids first. “There needs to be a new level of commitment of work for children and families. It’s not just a matter of getting up and singing songs – it’s essential to your understanding of life and how you communicate with people,” Penner said. “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.” kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Saanich schools get double spring break Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Students on the Peninsula will have a longer spring break next year. In response to budget pressures, the Saanich school district voted to approve a two week spring break for students in 2013. Some trustees however, felt they would be better served waiting as proposed Bill 36 could see altered school calendars. “One or two trustees were not in favour of two week spring break,” said board chair Wayne Hunter. “They felt we should wait until we have a full review of that, which will take a while.” As well, some felt the longer break wasn’t an advantage to education.

“One or two trustees were not in favour of two week spring break. They felt we should wait until we have a full review of [Bill 36] which will take a while.” – Wayne Hunter “Some felt the two weeks was educationally beneficial and would help align [with other districts],” Hunter said. They’re finding kids already missing from classes during the Victoria district’s extra week. “That gives families a little bit more of an alternative,” he said. The decision came as the school board hoped to find $2.9 million to balance the 2012-13 budget.

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“The other factor was of course the $150,000 we feel we will save. … we needed that room in our budget this year and probably next year,” Hunter added. “However, each calendar year must be reviewed in May of every year.” The 2013-14 spring break will be reassessed next year. Because dates were identified in information that went out to the public, the board opted to stick with those dates, March 11 to 22. That means everyone is back in school for four days before heading into Easter break. “It’s a little complicated there, but if we stay with two week spring break we want to align with everybody in the province,” Hunter said. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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We appreciate outdoor art We are so lucky. On the Peninsula, we live in one of the most picturesque settings in the world. It’s no wonder throngs of tourists flock to our slice of paradise to see the sights and attractions we have to offer. Starting one month from now, visitors and locals alike will have another reason to Sculpture walk appreciate the beauty of the Peninsula, is just one more when the Sidney reason to love Seaside Sculpture Walk opens. An where we live official ceremony is planned for June 8. The walk takes people along the town’s waterfront to view 12 newly installed sculptures set against an oft-photographed background, which includes the Gulf Islands and the Olympic mountains. Installation of these sculptures started Friday, May 4 and will continue throughout the month of May (the second was placed near the Anacortes ferry terminal on Monday – see the photo on page A1). You’ll likely see crews working with artists as new pieces go up along the waterfront in the coming weeks. Another benefit? The artists have donated their works in hopes that passersby will be compelled to buyt them. Each piece stays on the walk for about two years, when it might be replaced with something new. The sculpture walk is a great way to appreciate the work of artists from the region and the rest of B.C. in a beautiful setting. It makes art accessible and easy to enjoy. We give full credit to the members of the sculpture walk committee, who have been hard at work making this wonderful new attraction for the Peninsula, which complements the existing public art along the waterfront so well, a reality. We’re so lucky that we have such talented sculptors in our midst and that we can display their works of art among such a breathtaking background. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@peninsulanewsreview.com or fax 250-656-5526. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Peninsula News Review is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Tanker debate sinks to new low The B.C. NDP has ramped up source for this assertion. its opposition to the proposed This argument flared up in 2006 Northern Gateway oil pipeline. after Methanex Corp. shut down its First the party formalized Kitimat methanol plant. Instead of objections already expressed by shipping methanol out, a practice NDP MLAs who have spoken at that was never questioned, it hearings held by the federal review started bringing tankers into the panel along the B.C. coast. Leader Kitimat port loaded with a liquid Adrian Dix sent an 11-page letter to natural gas by-product called the panel, then launched an attack condensate. From there it is sent on the B.C. Liberal government by rail to Alberta to dilute oil sands in the legislature that crude. This process led emphasized the letter’s to Enbridge’s proposed top objection. double pipeline that Why doesn’t Premier would send condensate Christy Clark stand up to east and diluted crude Ottawa and protest the west. abandonment of the longThe Dogwood Initiative, standing “moratorium one of the multiple and exclusion zone” U.S.-funded groups on oil tankers off B.C.’s that now dominate north coast, Dix and NDP B.C.’s environmental energy critic Rob Fleming lobby, rose to protest Tom Fletcher these demanded. early condensate B.C. Views Clark’s answer was the shipments, saying they same one given for many violate a moratorium on years by federal and provincial tankers. Wrong, said Don Rodden, governments. The 1972 federal superintendent of environmental “moratorium” was directed at response for the Canadian Coast offshore oil drilling, not tankers Guard Pacific Region. The 1972 bound for B.C. A separate Canadamoratorium “wouldn’t apply to U.S. agreement in 1998 calls for vessels coming into Canadian ports U.S. tankers to avoid B.C.’s Inside like Kitimat,” Rodden told the Globe Passage as they transport Alaska and Mail at the time. crude oil to refineries in Washington The Coast Guard would be the state and further south. agency legally required to enforce I asked Fleming for such a tanker ban, if one existed. documentation that shows tankers As I’ve mentioned before, there are banned from B.C.’s north coast. are legitimate arguments against the He said it is “fragmented,” which Northern Gateway proposal. This means he doesn’t have any. Nor hippy-fantasy tanker moratorium does the NDP’s heavily footnoted isn’t one of them. letter to the federal panel offer any Then there is the hypocrisy

and pro-U.S. bias that is so clearly evident in the manipulated B.C. debate. The Northern Gateway pipeline would generate as many as 350 tanker trips each year to and from Kitimat. More than twice that many tankers already sail each year through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, past the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Many are heading to refinery complexes at March Point and Cherry Point in Washington. These supertankers can be seen sailing past Victoria most days. Strangely, this U.S. crude traffic excites no protests. Some of the smaller tankers come in to fill up from the TransMountain pipeline in Burnaby, whose operator is preparing a bid for expansion. This attracts protests organized by people paid to oppose Alberta “tar sands” oil. Where do urban protesters think we get the gasoline and diesel fuel sold at B.C. filling stations? Do they think it’s all made at the little Chevron refinery in Burnaby, the last remnant of refining capacity in southern B.C.? We could use a serious debate about how B.C. handles petroleum. Instead, we see factually inaccurate claims promoted by U.S. interests to attack Canadian crude only. Our opposition politicians and media mostly just go along for the ride. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS Sidney residents, business folk react to market changes Are taxpayers on hook for market debacle costs?

services of all types. You might notice I have not figured out or mentioned any benefits to residential taxpayers. Ah, the poor residential taxpayer. Isn’t it ironic that the people who benefit least from the market are the ones that might have to pay for the greedy, silly participants in the conflict? Gerry Scaife Sidney

Re: SBA fights back with legal letter to Sidney (News, May 2) In the last few days it has been widely reported that there is conflict over the operation of the market, leading to the removal of the SBA from the job of administering the event. I have yet to see any comments in the media about or from council about the incredible success and growth of the market and a show of appreciation to the several volunteers. Without their dedication, the operation would have failed years ago. We have seen in at least one media report that there is a possibility that legal action may be taken by all or one of the parties involved. What the heck is going on with the great minds in the business community, in the town administration and on our council? It seems that apart from the visitors having a good time at the market, they are exposed to every business and benefit in the community. That includes real estate, restaurants, stores and

Businesses’ opportunity to take SBA reins arises Re: Market proposals due soon (News, May 4) I am extremely concerned that many members of our business community seem to think that their dissatisfaction with the management of the Sidney summer market by the current executive of the SBA can only be resolved through legal action, thus putting the 2012 market at risk. However, the SBA is a democratic society with more than 200 existing members. Its next annual general meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, May

18 at the Mary Winspear Centre. The current president, Edward Connor, and the current treasurer, Isabel Connor, have both announced that they will not be running for re-election as either director or officer. This means that, at the AGM, nine new directors (out of 11) will be elected and that these 11 directors will then elect the new executive of four new officers. So, by May 19, the SBA will be under totally new management. My suggestion is that those who are so aggressively calling for new management of both the SBA and the summer market should follow my example and put their money where their mouth is and either join or renew their SBA membership immediately and then submit their name for nomination as an SBA director. The only constraint to membership is that a member must be a business or an individual “with a business interest in the Town of Sidney” and the only constraint to standing as a director is that a member “in good standing” must submit their name in writing to

the SBA office for nomination as a director by no later than 2 p.m., Friday, May 11. Now is the time to stop squabbling amongst ourselves and to get on with the job of working together to make Sidney a better place for both businesses and residents. Richard D.B. Talbot Talbot Consultants

Intervention a plus for small businesses Sometimes an experience can be distinguished and promoted for what it is not. Sidney is the un-mall. Our friendly small town atmosphere is real and it’s the opposite of big box, mega malls, and downtown. Largely because of our location in Sidney, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre has attracted over 335,000 visitors since we opened just thirty-four months ago. Locals love our community and are proud to bring their friends. Sidney has so much to offer as an authentic small town. Rancour over the summer market and serious financial and governance issues at the Sidney

Business Association may result in the organization’s demise. Thankfully, council has intervened to save the market. The new merchant’s co-op that sprang up to promote Sidney has proven to be very effective. Building on this success, we hope merchants will engage with positive new efforts to promote Sidney. When small business thrives, all residents enjoy a prosperous and vibrant community. Angus Matthews Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Sidney market a study in opposition Re: SBA yanked from Sidney summer market (News, May 2) The beloved Sidney market: “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.” – former U.S. attorney general Robert Kennedy Oil tankers on our coast: Seventy-five per cent are very concerned and don’t want them. Harve Pratt Sidney

What’s the harm in a thank you? Re: No need to thank teachers for cancelling programs (Letters, May 4) I’d like to ask Ms. Houle if she has been to a restaurant lately and tipped her server for doing his/her job of serving her a meal? How about the newspaper delivery person at Christmas for doing their job of delivering newspapers? Let’s not forget that teachers have continued to do their job of teaching this entire year. Extracurricular activities are not a part of our job just like it isn’t a part of your family

physician’s job to open their office after hours because you aren’t able to see them during regular office hours. And as for our two day walk out, I personally know many more students who missed more than two days by extending their spring break holidays to go to Mexico or Whistler. I guess it’s OK for kids to miss school to go on holidays. It’s not OK for kids to miss two days of school because teachers are fighting for government to provide adequate funding for schools so

Letters to the Editor To put readers on equal footing, and to be sure that all opinions are heard, please keep letters to less than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste. The News Review will not print anonymous letters. Please enclose your phone number for verification of your letter’s authenticity. Phone numbers are not printed. Send your letters to: ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Peninsula News Review, 6-9843 Second St., Sidney, B.C., V8L 3C7 ■ Fax: 250-656-5526 ■ Email: editor@ peninsulanewsreview.com

that students aren’t in oversized classrooms with teachers that can’t possibly meet student needs; that iPads and laptops needed for the BCED plan are provided by the government for all students and not just those students with families wealthy enough to provide them. Not thanking teachers for removing themselves from extracurricular activities is fine. But failing to thank a teacher for doing their job of educating your child would be a shame. Shannon Toronitz Brentwood Bay

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given of a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the Central Saanich Municipal Hall (Fire Training Centre), 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, at 6:30 p.m. on MONDAY, May 14th, 2012 with regard to the following proposed Bylaw to amend LAND USE BYLAW NO. 1309, 1999. CENTRAL SAANICH LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1771, 2012 (Two Monopoles at 6485 Gliddon Road) In general terms, the purpose of the proposed Bylaw is to amend the Central Saanich Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999, to change the zoning designation of those two portions of the property that are shown shaded and designated “P3” on the map below and form a part of those lands, legally described as Lot 2, Section 15, Range 4 East, South Saanich District, Plan 3513 except parts in Plans 773RW and 2418RW, shown hatched on the map below, from Agriculture (A-1) to Public Utility (P-3) zone (Two Monopoles at 6485 Gliddon Road).

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This week in history ■ 1913: The Union Jack is unfurled by the Boy Scouts, and Deep Cove school is opened. It has a capacity for 150 children. ■ 1941: North Saanich* 1941 Victory Bond campaign raises nearly $120,000; $100,000 was the goal. *“North Saanich” refers to the area encompassing what is now North Saanich and Sidney. ■ 1994: About 100 people attend a meeting to discuss the future of Sanscha Hall and hear the proposal to replace the 38-year-old building with a new community/cultural complex and possibly transfer management responsibilities to the Peninsula Recreation Commission. Proposed cost for the new centre is $5.15 million.

The intent of the proposed Bylaw amendment is to create the appropriate zoning for an existing telecommunications monopole, and to allow for the location of a second telecommunications monopole on the property. Copies of the above proposed Bylaw, Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999, staff report and other related information that may be considered by Council, may be inspected at the Office of the Municipal Clerk, Central Saanich Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, from the date of this Notice to 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 14th, 2012 inclusive. For more information, please phone the Planning Department at 250-544-4209. All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing, either in person, by representative, or by written submission, on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaw, at the above mentioned time, date and place. Dated at Saanichton, BC, this 23rd day of April, 2012. Susan Brown Municipal Clerk


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Catriona Dempsey School of Thought This school year, the BCTF has made headlines with its job action and strike against the government’s education policies. Now, in protest of Bill 22, teachers are withdrawing from volunteering with extracurricular activities. The complex conflict is a hot topic in our community, so without delving too deeply into the politics of it all, here are a few examples of how students are affected and ways we have adapted to continue to participate in the extracurricular activities that make school more enjoyable. Parkland’s student council is one group that has definitely been affected. It is mostly student-run, but in the past has counted on support from teachers for a multitude of events. “In the past few years we’ve really relied on the teachers,” explained Taylor Edwards, one of the cochairs of the student council team. “It has definitely been hard for student council to run by itself.” Events such as the 30-Hour Famine, which involved months of planning, could not be held. However, with the absence of teachers, students have gained the chance to become improved independent leaders. “I’ve become a better and more supportive leader with this going on,” Taylor expressed. The focus of the group is now turning toward smaller events that can be held within the school, with continuing support from administrators. Athletic teams are also affected, but teachers have done

their best to ensure teams will not be disbanded, asking parents and other community members to step up. Volunteer coaches from the community came forward so all of the spring sports teams would continue to run. The senior girls soccer team will still be going ahead with their trip to Ottawa and the golf team starts soon. For the graduation class of 2012, the withdrawal of teachers from extracurricular activities has meant responsibilities were handed to administrators and parent volunteers for events such as the annual grad fashion show. According to Alanna Spence, a chairperson on the grad executive, “In terms of actual grad, the tremendous

amount of parent support we’ve received means that the dinner and after-grad will be in no way affected.” Without help from parents and administrators, it would be a very different story. In the past, the teachers’ volunteering in extracurricular activities was taken for granted. It is now very apparent that they are, in fact, integral for these activities to be possible. This year, many students and community members have risen to the challenge and taken on new responsibilities so that while the situation continues, students will not miss out on too much. Catriona Dempsey is a Grade 11 student at Parkland secondary school.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SPRING FLING AT St. Mary’s Church, East Saanich Road at Cultra Avenue, Saanichton on Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The usual thrift shop bargains, home baking, books and garden shop. Free admission. THE ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Branch #37 will be holding its general meeting at the legion hall, 1660 Mills Rd. on Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. There will be presentations of awards and refreshments will be served after the meeting. ST. ANDREW’S GRANDMOTHERS Helping African Grandmothers is having a meeting on Tuesday May 15 at 10 a.m. in the Church Hall, 9691 Fourth St. Guest speaker and refreshments. Community welcome. A TASTE OF Lesotho, Thursday, May 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Deep Cove elementary school. A community dinner and evening in support of Motati school, Deep Cove’s twin school in Lesotho, Africa. Marimba music, crafts, dinner and soccer games for all ages. Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family. Tickets available at the door. VINTAGE MILITARY VEHICLE and equipment display at Saanich Historical Artifact Society Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr. (off Island View Road) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 18

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(Saanichton) is having their spring registration night on May 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Saanichton school field, 1649 Mt. Newton X Rd. Accepting registrations for all

sections: Beavers (ages 5-7), Cubs (ages 8-10) and Scouts (ages 11-14). For more information, please contact Carolyn Moeller at 250-655-0210 cmoeller@shaw.ca.

THE NEWS REVIEW provides this community calendar free of charge, giving preference to Saanich Peninsula clubs, organizations and individuals holding non-profit events in our readership area. Publication is not guaranteed. Calendar items should be mailed, dropped off at our office, or e-mailed to editor@ peninsulanewsreview.com.

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

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Mark LaBelle leads Sidney elementary students in song as part of the Beatles by the Bay program. file photo

LaBelle says farewell Mark LaBelle will perform a final adieu for his Peninsula fans this weekend. The performer recently moved to Edmonton after seven years in North Saanich, but will return for a final show at the North Saanich Market, behind St. John’s church on West Saanich Road this Saturday morning between 9 a.m. and noon. He promises a few surprise guests as well.

LaBelle made the News Review pages with his Beatles by the Bay project where students from Sidney elementary performed for the public. In Greater Victoria, he worked with Victoria Operatic Society, Hermann’s Jazz Club, 30 Cent Players, and Atomic Vaudeville. He also had a CBC radio show Musicomica in 2010. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Wendy Skog says her paintings are about coloured lights, the afterlife and the underworld, sex, violence and flying objects. In her new show Parade, Energy Moving in Space, Skog explores the relationship among a full spectrum of colours and shades in an abstract journey that for each canvas begins with no pre-conceived destination and evolves toward a point of harmony. “My work is a kind of wordless meditation, transforming mind into matter and expressed as energy moving in space,” she says. “The paintings are an expression of the spirit, energy, confusion, surprise, excitement, tragedy, unpredictability, drama and innocence we have collectively experienced through lifetimes.” The work draws from the vulnerability and consciousness gained through these experiences, she says. “As an abstract painter I am attracted to the dark, deep, rich colours of wine, purple

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Vanishing Point by Wendy Skog. night skies, the dull opaques of asphalt under streetlamps or west coast skies, the blacks of stovepipes and telephones, the warm orange-reds of a wood-fire. … I enjoy round, oval elliptical, soft female shapes and linear, structural, geometric, architectural hard shapes.” Influenced by the New York

school of painters, her organic abstract forms are rendered in a painter’s minimalist approach. Parade opened on April 28 and runs to May 24 at the Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St. in Victoria. For details visit www.wendy skog.com. llavin@vicnews.com


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HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Stay out of the hot seat this summer Summer will soon be upon us and with the warmer weather comes the enduring effect of heat inside of cars becoming blisteringly hot and potentially even lethal. Often, even on days that seem mild, the interior of a car can reach extreme temperatures, causing shock and circulation failure to organs. May 1 to 7 was National Summer Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council encourages all Canadians to ensure the safety of their families and themselves when dealing with hot cars. Fatalities in the summer due to vehicular heat are too fre-

quent, particularly among small children, and can be prevented. According to KidsAndCars.org, between 1990 and 2010, there were at least 606 vehicular heat stroke fatalities among children and youth aged 15 and younger in the United States. Data in Canada is not readily available. Temperatures inside the confined space of a car can climb so quickly that a child’s internal temperature regulation is overwhelmed and sent into shock. In fact, heat levels in a car exposed to the sun on a 35 C day can soar to 50 C within 20 minutes. Heat

stroke, meanwhile, occurs at 40.5 C. When the body’s core hits this state, sweat reserves are depleted and a person is no longer able to cool their internal temperature. At this point, the body’s core temperature shoots higher, resulting in severe organ damage or even death. Most of these incidents can be prevented. Many parents and caregivers are not aware of the risks inherent in leaving children in their vehicles, and carelessness can be a common occurrence as the weather gets warmer. Whether children are left in the vehicle for “just a min-

ute” with a window left open, or forgotten because they are sleeping or lying down, stationary cars in direct or indirect sunlight can become severe hazards if the proper safety measures are not taken. Car owners should remember to always keep their vehicle doors and trunk locked at all times when it is in a garage, a driveway or left unattended. By eliminating the car as a potential play area for children, the odds of being affected by a hot car reduce significantly. Source: Canada Safety Council

Gov’t tackles bullying, harassment in B.C. workplaces have formal prevention plans. • WorkSafeBC will also develop a prevention toolkit for employers and workers. • Through Bill 14, workers’ compensation will be expanded to include diagnosed mental disorders caused by significant work-related stressors, including bullying and harassment. In addition, the B.C. employer community will play a leading role in preventing workplace bullying and harassment, by assisting in developing the toolkits and by sharing them with their members. This commitment comes from the Business Council of British Columbia, B.C. Cham-

ber of Commerce, Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C., the Employers Health and Safety Association and the Coalition of B.C. Businesses. “The employer community supports these reasonable proposed amendments to Bill 14, and we fully support the clear statement that bullying or harassment are not acceptable in the workplace,” said Greg D’Avignon, president and CEO of the Business Council of British Columbia. “Our organization is pleased to champion with WorkSafeBC and other employer organizations to assist in the development of national best-practice tools and

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Planting time is here for corn, beans Here we are, the beginning of the lovely month of May. The weather is milder, the heavy rains are over (I hope) and we can look forward to warmer days and milder nights – perfect growing conditions. If you are a vegetable gardener, it is now safe to plant corn and beans, but I’d wait a while before planting tomato plants outside. You could seed all the squashes outside now. If you are buying started squash plants

I’d wait a week longer to make sure it is staying warm enough for these heat lovers. Something that helps is to put tomato, squash and cucumber seedlings outside during the day and to bring them back inside for nights. In a couple of weeks they can be planted outside for the summer. What a happy thought. No more lying in bed, almost asleep and jolting awake, suddenly remembering those dear little seedlings

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One third of all daily visits to the doctor in Canada are for spine or spine related problems. This is a huge issue says Dr. Don Nixdorf of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association. He can be seen every Thursday night at 7pm on Chek TV’s Empowered Health. Sponsored by the Vancouver Sun, this show features a variety of practitioners and health topics including regular episodes on the spine. Educating everyone on this vital component to our body shows how we may experience poor health when the spine becomes dysfunctional.The three-minute videos are a great way to get to know your back and its relationship to the rest of your body. Just click on the B.C. Chiropractic Association’s website under your spine/your health-empowered health to see all the featured videos.

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limited they are going to have to share a large pot with the carrots. The beans will go toward the back of the pot with the carrots in front, with the whole thing against the southfacing wall. There is a window there, with the hoya inside, but the latter is just going to have to accept the diminished light, in the interests of my organic food supply. Pene H. has emailed me an article about honey bees which is absolutely terrifying. These small creatures pollinate, I believe, 90 per cent of our food supply and they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Pesticides are believed to be the

Helen Lang Over the Garden Fence culprits. Buying our foodstuffs locally from farmers who don’t use chemicals holds immense appeal. And long live the bee keepers. Helen Lang has been the Peninsula News Review’s garden columnist for more than 25 years.

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Boot of glory St. Michaels University School Blue Jaguars player Wayne Lin gets a how-do-you-do straight arm to the face by Oak Bay Barbarians fly half Riley MacPherson during the Gareth Rees Boot Game on at St. Mikes on May 1. The Barbs won 38-17.

Rowing Canada’s team was announced for the May 25 to 27 World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. Victoria’s Tracy Cameron and Lindsay Jennerich will compete in the women’s lightweight double, with Cameron having recently qualified. The men’s heavyweight eight of cox Brian Price, and Ontario rowers Will Crothers, Jeremiah Brown, Andrew Byrnes, Conlin McCabe, Rob Gibson and Doug Csima are joined by Victoria’s Malcolm Howard and Gabe Bergen. Brentwood College grads Scott Frandsen and David Calder are hoping for another shot at gold in the pair.

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Peninsula lacrosse plans three big events The Peninsula lacrosse season is in full swing with three major events planned for this year on the Peninsula. The annual Matt Underwood memorial tournament kicks off the events June 8 to 10 at Panorama Recreation Centre. The annual midget tournament honours Underwood, a local First Nations national calibre player who succumbed

to cancer. Each year in addition to some great lacrosse the Peninsula Lacrosse Association hosts a head shave event to raise funds for cancer research. Not long after the club hosts its smallest of players in the Father’s Day tyke tournament June 16 and 17. It’s a fun event bringing in youngsters from around the Island for an event all about prizes

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District of North Saanich Fire Department Open Burning Closure May 5, 2012 Effective May 5, 2012 at sunset, all outdoor burning is banned within the District of North Saanich. This includes burning in incinerators, fire pits and open piles until further notice. The only exception is chimineas and approved manufactured outdoor fire appliances with a permit, which can be obtained by contacting the fire department. Please consider alternatives to burning such as composting, recycling and chipping. The municipal pit off Littlewood Road by the Legion on Mills Road will be open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm to drop off burnable materials. Effective June 1st, prices will increase from $5.00 to $7.00 for cars and from $10.00 to $15.00 for pickups and trailers. North Saanich residents only with drivers licences being checked. If you live within a forested area you are more susceptible to damage in the event of a forest fire. To evaluate your property and help minimize the damage there are preventative measures that you can take. Please stop by the Wain Road Fire Hall located at 986 Wain Road and pick up your copy of the Homeowners FireSmart Manual. Thank you, Fire Chief, Gary Wilton 250-656-1931 www.northsaanichfire.ca May 2, 2012

Rowing Club finished first place at the recent Brentwood Regatta at Brentwood College in Mill Bay. The club had 10 first-place finishes, beating incumbent champion Sammamish rowing of Seattle. “I am really excited

to see the strong showing for all levels of athletes,” said head coach Aalbert Van Shothorst. “Year after year this club has been improving and this time we displayed the skill to push through in the last 250 metres of the race where we used to get passed.”

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“And that makes you proud to be Canadian.” Lecoy, 24, and Modeste, 70, wore their medals proudly. As an education administrator at Esquimalt Nation, Lecoy runs camps, a breakfast program and helps youth reach their potential in school. Her work has allowed her to better connect with her community and her family, she said. “The kids have taught me to be cool again,” Lecoy said. Modeste, 70, is an Esquimalt Nation elder and business owner who sponsors youth team sports. “Elders in our community basically assume that role [of hero], they don’t have to be told to do it,” he said. “Young people

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STUDY.WORK. S U .

SUCCEED. TRAIN TO BE A LEGAL ASSISTANT IN VICTORIA TODAY! LOST AND FOUND LOST IN Jubilee Hospital, Sunday, April 29 mens gold & diamond pinky ďŹ nger ring. Strong sentimental value. Big Reward! If found please call (250)655-1932 or 250-8581557. LOST: REVERSEABLE, corduroy maroon rain hat, Sidney Landmark parking lot, May. 4. Call (250)652-1527.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS CAMERON LAKE Resort makes camping easy & enjoyable. Our family oriented resort offers seasonal, full-hookup RV sites in a secure & parklike setting (including free winter storage). We are located on Hwy 4, between Parksville & Port Alberni. For info call 250-752-6707. LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ.Spring Special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

Be part of a challenging, everevolving profession as you expand your knowledge of Family Law, Wills & Estates, Corporate Law and conveyancing. The Legal Assistant is a crucial part of law office profession team; responsible, discreet, with up to date information and techniques in dealing with internal and external stakeholders.

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SALES

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Jumpstart Sales & Mrkt is hiring a temporary full- time Business Sales Manager Responsible for managing a team of 6 Outside Sales Reps selling Shaw Cable products. Base Pay $25 per hour plus Bonus & vacation pay. To apply, FAX 1.800.995.9996, email ShawJobs@JumpStartCorp.com

or call 1.800.506.6592

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND SteamďŹ tter/PipeďŹ tter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

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Multimedia Journalist Oak Bay News The Oak Bay News, has an immediate opening for a full-time news journalist. Oak Bay is located minutes away from Victoria, B.C. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide news stories, photos and video for our award-winning, twice weekly newspaper and website. QualiďŹ cations include a ďŹ rm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous newspaper reporting experience is an asset. The candidate is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is important, as is the ability to take and carry out instructions in a timely fashion. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and social media (Facebook, Twitter) would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by May 18, 2012 to: Laura Lavin Editor, Oak Bay News Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: llavin@vicnews.com Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Come grow with us. At Catalyst Paper, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We're a leading producer of paper and pulp, and the largest producer of specialty printing papers and newsprint in western North America. Join us, for a strong future together. Our Vancouver Island mills are now accepting résumés for:

Instrument Mechanics OElectricians OMachinists OMillwrights OPipefitters OHeavy Duty Mechanics OPower Engineers O

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

LEGAL SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta (20 km west of Lloydminster) is looking for 15 individuals who want long-term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33- $37.50/ hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca 780-846-2231 (Office), 780846-2241 (Fax).

STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

PERSONAL SERVICES

PETS

HEALTH PRODUCTS

EQUESTRIAN

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ARIAT TALL BOOTS. Leather upper, woman’s size 7.5, regular calf, medium height. Worn once, excellent condition, still need breaking in. Originally $400, asking $300 obo. 250391-5992, leave message.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PET CARE SERVICES NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT? Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

For more information on these roles or to apply online, please visit: www.catalystpaper.com/careers.

www.debtgone.ca Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.

SENIOR LADY available for pet sitting in my home. Prefer small dogs. References available. Call 250-652-1167 leave message.

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

FREE ITEMS www.catalystpaper.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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We are looking for a Sales Guru that’s as comfortable talking to tattoo artists as boardroom executives. You are creative, persuasive, fearless and have passion in everything you do. Every day you will take our incredible brand out into the Victoria market and convey the many benefits of advertising with Monday. Valid driver’s license and vehicle in good working order required for this position. Is it really the best job in the city? That's up to you. If you're ready for a sales challenge and all the benefits that come with it, send your resume by Friday, May 11th to;

Oliver Sommer Director, Advertising Sales Monday Magazine 818 Broughton Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 osommer@blackpress.ca Phone: (250) 381-3633 x3274 Fax: (250) 386-2624

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

LEGAL SERVICES

The Best Darn Job in the City

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

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CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS FOR YOU! 250.388.3535

SIDNEY- 3 bdrm sxs duplex, 1 bath, no steps. NS/NP. $1375+.Lease.(250)656-4003.

Unit# 11 – 1950 Cultra Ave.

HOMES FOR RENT

(Saanichton) 250-652-0471 hemcal@shaw.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE $465 K under appraised value Cowichan Lake waterfront 1.7ac 5 BDRM, 3 Bath, Huge Dock, $400,000 OBO Inspection Sat and Sun, May 12-13, 10-5. Home will be sold Sunday night to viewer with highest bid 250-483-4285 to view CORDOVA BAY. $609,900. 3 bdrm, 3bath. Motivated. Offers. Open Sat. 250-818-5397

FRIENDLY FRANK

WE BUY HOUSES

ALUMINUM LADDER, 13’ Telescopic Articulate, $95. Call (250)656-1497. CARPET, 9’X12’, blue/beige, $35, round dining room table, 35”, $40, white corner desk, $25. Call 250-383-7335. PINE TABLE approx 4x6, 2 benches $80. Excellent cond. Call (250)544-4322. PORTABLE PROJECTOR screen, easily carried, $20 firm. Call (250)595-6734. SMALL POWER washer, $75 obo. Call 250-386-4083.

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. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES 2011 AURIGA 10 Invacare mobility scooter, used summer of 2011, excellent condition. $1995. 250-598-6202.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FURNITURE, MATTRESS, Stock Reduction Sale! No HST on All Like New & Used, On All Carpenter, Mechanic & Handyman Tools & Hdwe! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath Townhouse. Renovated baths, new kitchen. $410,000. Adult orientated complex 14+.

HOMES WANTED

4 METAL folding chairs, (tan), padded seat, contour back, never used, nice, $45 (all). Call 250-656-8720.

Enjoy a creative environment? Understand the power of advertising? Welcome to Monday Magazine, where we're on the hunt for a full-time salesperson. For 37 years, Monday has been an essential part of Victoria— now you can be an essential part of Monday.

Fraser Tolmie Apts 1701 Cedar Hill X Rd 1-877-659-4069 1 and 2 bdrms 1-877-659-4069 www.frasertolmime.ca 1 & 2 Bedrooms 1701 Cedar Hill X Road www.frasertolmime.ca for pics

FREE: DOOR, bi-fold, 2 flat panel, 3.0’ X 6.8’. Cat door, magnetic. Call 250-474-4179.

HELP WANTED

Passionate about Victoria?

NEWS REVIEW

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!

COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to Elem & Sec Schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1800 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146. SMALL 3-BDRM house. Newly updated. Large yard, storage shed, W/D. $1450.+ utils. Text or call (250)858-2763.

ROOMS FOR RENT GLEN LAKE furnished 1 Bdrm shared laundry, on the lake. $475 inclusive. Male preferred. Available Now. 250-478-1426. GREAT HOUSING. $425$625. Clean, quiet, comfortable. All incl. 778-977-8288 SIDNEY. FURNISHED room. satellite, laundry, heat, hydro, $500./mo. 250-654-0477.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

LIFE is BETTER at THE CAMELOT! Supported, independent living in a bright corner suite, like new, in the heart of historical James Bay, near Inner Harbour. For sale or rent! OPEN HOUSE EVERY WEEKEND 2pm-4pm!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

GULF ISLANDS CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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.

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Viewing appt: 250-652-9725.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION TILLICUM AREA, semi furn, shared bath, kitchenette, internet & W/D, $475 incls cable, 250-727-3671 (Leave mess).

SUITES, LOWER BRIGHT, NEWLY renovated 1 bdrm suite in Deep Cove, grd level, separate entrance. F/S, W/D, D/W, appls all new, wood stove & flrs. N/S. $1100 inclusive. (250)656-6138. ESQUIMALT, 1 bdrm + den, bright, very quiet, shared W/D, fenced yard, all utils incl’d, $800. 250-744-3180 before 7.

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ROYAL OAK 2bdrm. $900.+ hydro, near Country Grocer. 250-589-2873, 250-744-2861.

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CARS

CARS

CARS

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

GUARANTEED

2004 SUBARU Impreza TF 2.5 AWD. Silver. 1 owner, 100,000km. exc. cond. $8200. (250)655-1389, (250)655-2157

ROYAL OAK, grd level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, close to all amens, W/D, NS/NP, $900 mo, (Immed) 250-704-6613.

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

SAANICH- LARGE, 2000sq ft, 2 bdrm, lights & heat incld, N/S, N/P, refs, $1100 mo. Avail now. 250-652-0591.

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

$50-$1000 CASH

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For scrap vehicle

SUITES, UPPER BEAR MTN., detached 2 bdrm main level suite, appls incl’d, N/S, pets ok, $1050 mo. Avail immed. (250)589-3202.

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

TOWNHOUSES

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095. www.creditdrivers.ca

1-800-910-6402

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SOOKE- NEW 3 bdrm, 3 bath town home, 2 car closed in garage, own yard, $1400+ utils. Call (250)478-9843.

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

AUTO SERVICES

VIEW ROYAL, 2 bdrm bsmt suite, N/S, N/P, laundry, F/S, parking. Avail June. 1, $900 mo incls utils, (250)478-5836.

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in all conditions in all locations

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.

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2005 KOMFORT 25 Trailer, great cond, island used only, $16,950 obo. (Selling due to health/senior). (250)656-3575

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

DRAFTING & DESIGN

GARDENING

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PAINTING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.

21YRS EXP Garden clean-ups weeding, etc. All areas of city. $25/hr. No tax. 250-656-7045. 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Neglected garden? Spring clean-ups, hedges, power raking, aerating, weed/moss stump, blackberry & ivy removal. 24yrs exp. WCB.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

DRYWALL

250-889-5794. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter Cleaning. Thorough Job at a Fair Price! Repairs, gutter guard, power/window washing, roof de-moss. Free no obligation estimates.

CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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

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

BUSINESS SERVICES DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

CARPENTRY McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross, (250)812-4879.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Expert: new homes &renos. No job too sm#22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. 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.

FENCING

CLEANING SERVICES CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869

INFINITY FENCING LTD

SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018 VICKIE’S HOUSECLEANING. 12 yrs exp. in own biz. Exc. ref’s. Love to make your life easier. Vickie (778)426-1565.

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

CONTRACTORS BATHROOM REMODELING. “Gemini Baths” Plumb, Elec. Tile, Cabinets. 250-896-9302. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

From the Ground Up

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Accepting New clients Landscape & gardens Design & Installation Decks Fences Ponds Gardens Patio’s Fully Insured

ACTION YARD CARE. 15 + years exp. Rubbish removal. Mulch, etc. Quality work. Free estimates. 250-744-6918. ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com AURICLE LAWNS- Spring clean up lawns, garden, hedge pruning, rototill. 250-882-3129

AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

250-216-9476

Chain link colour packages, Ornamental, Wood & Farm fencing. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates For all your fencing needs, please call

250-415-9771 QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

HANDYPERSONS

HANDYMAN DAN. Quality workmanship. Free estimates. Call 250-656-6789. HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

WE-CUT-LAWNS (Peninsula Lawn and Garden services.) “Don’t let the grass grow under your feet.” Call us at 250-655-1956.

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

STUCCO/SIDING

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

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

PAINTING

HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs.

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

RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

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

TREE SERVICES

YOUNG SENIOR Handyman. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.

BIG BEAR Painting & Handyman Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

WINDOW CLEANING

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. 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.

FURNITURE REFINISHING

SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

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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.

BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071

STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, painting, concrete, brick. 250-588-3744.

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

MOVING & STORAGE

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

PLUMBING

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 HAULING & 250-889-5794.

RECYCLING.

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

SUMMIT IRRIGATION Services. Certified sprinkler systems. Property maintenance, more. Call James at 250-883-1041.

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

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Transit harkens to early days with bus stop callouts Program touted as a welcome convenience Erin McCracken News staff

Before navigating his transit bus back into the flow of traffic, Gerry Leahy grabs a handheld radio and calls out the next major stop for

his passengers. There hasn’t been a policy in place to call out major stops on transit routes in Greater Victoria since electric streetcars trundled through Victoria, Esquimalt and Oak Bay, from the early 1890s to 1948. In calling out stops, Leahy now has something else in common with his grandfather, who likely called out

stops when he drove streetcars, as well as with his father, who started with the streetcar company and later drove buses. “I think it’s a good experiment and idea, to see if we can help people get to their stops a little easier without letting one slip by them, said Leahy, who has been a transit operator for 25 years. The call out initiative,

unveiled Thursday, was a suggestion from a number of riders that came in over Twitter two months ago. “It’s about building that great connection between our drivers and their passengers,” said Meribeth Burton, B.C. Transit spokesperson. “We want the experience to be fun, convenient and pleasant.” Dorothy Wapola, a Victoria resident who

regularly takes the bus, said some seniors and people who are visually impaired may appreciate advance notice about a stop so they have time to get ready. Visitors to the Garden City will also benefit. “They’re going to ask anyway or sit there and look blank as they whiz pass the stop. I’ve seen them do that before,” Wapola said. “It’s going to be a help for them.”

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Though riders can still request drivers to call out certain stops, bus operators will be required to call out major stops under the new program. “There’s going to be a learning curve,” Burton said, adding drivers are receiving safety training on delivering call-outs. “It’ll be a sixmonth process before it’s all in place.” Drivers won’t be permitted to make a call-out over the radio while they are driving – steering with one hand

is a no-no. If they need to announce a stop while the bus is moving, they will have to use good old-fashioned lung power. Though other transit systems in larger Canadian cities employ automated systems to announce stops, those technologies come with a steep price tag, Burton said. “We’re looking at the most cost-effective ways to keep lines of communication going.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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Siblings Stephen and Theresa McKenzie in front of 1,000 flowers that Stephen placed on Theresa’s lawn to welcome her home from hospital. Photo contributed by Anna McKenzie, BK Studios

Brother shows support with 1,000 flowers in bloom for sister recovering from cancer Natalie North News staff

At 6 a.m. April 29, Theresa McKenzie awoke in pain. Just three days post-surgery for colorectal cancer, she was urged by her partner to get up anyway and head downstairs. Through her living room window, the 40-yearold nurse saw 1,000 daffodils planted in her front yard. “It was pure beauty,” Theresa said. “Instant love.” She took her tea outside to enjoy the flowers and didn’t question for long who had left her such a gift. “I [thought] this has to be my brother because he’s such a cool guy,” she said. She was right. At 4:30 that morning, her brother, Stephen McKenzie, led the mission he dubbed Operation Daffodil. Under cover of darkness, Stephen and his team of eight had filled the lawn of his sister’s Tuxedo Road home with blooming daffodils. “We reviewed the mission at 4 a.m. and we executed it in about 45 minutes,” Stephen said. “She figured out very quickly who the culprit was.” The daffodils attracted neighbourhood attention and were “the perfect fit” given that April was cancer awareness month, Theresa said. The flowers also hold special significance for the siblings, who grew up next door to a former daffodil farm in Cordova Bay. “I just wanted her to know that there is a group of people out there who love and support her,” Stephen said. The McKenzies’ cousin, Heather Vantreight, supplied the daffodils from her family’s Vantreight Farms, which was instrumental in using daffodils to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. “My dad [Geoff Vantreight], who passed away of cancer 12 years ago, would have loved this Operation Daffodil,” Vantreight said. “It’s neat for me to see people’s passion for others.” “I never expected anything like that,” Theresa said. “It was an amazing thing to look out there, to feel the love and the strength. It’s just pure beauty. Pretty special.” nnorth@saanichnews.com

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