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RCMP targets cyber bullying Sidney North Saanich officers visit schools to educate parents Devon MacKenzie News staff

Over the next few weeks Sidney North Saanich RCMP member Cpl. Erin Fraser will be educating parents on Internet safety at local elementary and middle schools. The talks will include information on Internet safety basics and Fraser will also touch on the more sensitive subject of cyber bullying. “Let’s face it, most of our kids are more technologically savvy than we are nowadays,� said Fraser. “I’ll be providing information that I hope will help parCpl. Erin Fraser ents feel comfortable enough to effectively monitor their child’s online activities and I also want to provide parents with some cues to watch for that may indicate a child has been the target of cyber bullying.� Fraser said it’s important for parents to be aware of their children’s online habits, especially in light of recent events. PLEASE SEE: Parents must be aware, page 2

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Central Saanich Police Service corporals Janis Jean and Wes Penny on Jean’s last day of service. She is retiring after 10 years of service with the force and Penny is slated to take over as Community Services Officer. See our story on page three.

Citizens monitor tsunami debris Ocean Networks Canada creates app to help catalogue actual material Natalie North Saanich News

A wooden box stamped with Japanese characters sits hidden beneath a pile of seaweed and a sizeable chunk of kelp near the waters of Telegraph Cove – an image of what is expected to hit West Coast beaches this December. This prop didn’t actually float over from Japan following the devastating earthquake from March, 2011. But if it did, Murray Leslie, a member of Ocean Networks Canada’s

software development team, would be doing the right thing, as he kneels down on the beach and snaps a photo with his smartphone. Logged into Coastbuster, an app designed to get the public reporting marine debris, Leslie captures an image of the box and with a few strokes across the phone’s touchscreen, categorizes his finding, simply answering what he has found and whether or not it appears hazardous. “Pretend we’re on the West Coast and there’s nothing but wild ocean out there,�

Leslie says at the Cadboro Bay beach in Saanich. “Stuff can just wash in here and it’s very difficult for it to wash out again. They expect debris like this to accumulate for at least the next two or three years.� To catalogue actual debris, Leslie would wait until he got back on a Wi-Fi network and upload his curious photo to Ocean Networks Canada via Coastbuster. PLEASE SEE: Ocean Networks creates, page 8

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Parents must be aware of warning signs simply surfing the web, children often spend more time interacting with others via the Internet or their smart phones than they do face-to-face. The more involved parents become in their children’s online activities, the less likely those children are to be

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“It’s important for parents to be wary of signs that their child is the victim of cyberbullying,” said Fraser. “Whether it be through social networking, online gaming or

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Central Saanich Police Service Cpl. Janis Jean pauses for a photo during her last day of service with the municipality. Jean is retiring after 10 years of service with the force.

Cpl. Janis Jean retires after nearly a decade Changes ahead for Central Saanich Police Service’s Community Services role Devon MacKenzie News staff

After almost a decade of service, Community Services Officer Corporal Janis Jean is retiring from the Central Saanich Police. Jean planned her early retirement in order to spend more time with her family. “The time has come where I feel I need to be spending more time with my family,” explained Jean, who has a 12-year-old daughter. “I’ve been in policing for 24 years so I will miss it, and I will definitely miss all of my colleagues here,” said Jean, who likens the relationship with members on the force to a second family. “You spend so much time together and in policing we tend to form really tight

relationships with our colJean spent five years on “You spend so leagues. So yes, even though patrol with the CSPS before I’m wholeheartedly looking much time together she became the force’s Comforward to this next chapter, munity Services Officer. I will undoubtedly miss the and in policing we tend Since she started the people I’ve come to know,” to form really tight position in 2008, Jean has she continued. involved with the comrelationships with our been Prior to starting her career munity on numerous differin policing, Jean worked as colleagues.” ent levels including acting the dispatcher for the Cenas a media liaison for the – Cpl. Janis Jean tral Saanich Police Service service and working with which broadened her knowlvolunteers to create the edge and appreciation for the Brentwood Bay Community area. Police Office. Once she became a police officer, Jean “It’s a great resource for the community joined the West Vancouver Police Depart- and it just shows how involved and cohement. She then moved back to working on sive the people in our community are,” said the Saanich Peninsula when she joined the Jean of the group of dedicated volunteers. CSPS in 2003. In her retirement Jean is looking forward

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to spending more time with her family, volunteering within the community and resharpening her photography skills. “I used to be a professional photographer so that’s something I’m really looking forward to getting back into,” said Jean, who is planning on staying on the Peninsula. But for the immediate future, Jean’s retirement plans include something a little more stereotypical. “I’m going to Disneyland the week after I retire,” she laughed. Jean’s position as Community Services Officer will be filled by Cpl. Wes Penny who has been with the force for almost five years. Watch for a profile on Penny in the next edition of the Peninsula News Review. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Five people hospitalized in North Saanich fire Steven Heywood News staff

Five people were sent to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after an unattended pot in a kitchen caught fire on the Tseycum First Nation reserve Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26. At around 4:50 p.m., North Saanich firefighters, RCMP and ambulance personnel were called to a house on the reserve, reportedly on fire. When firefighters arrived, says fire Chief Gary Wilton, they saw neighbours in something of a

bucket brigade, trying to extinguish the fire. Wilton said a passing youth saw smoke coming from the second floor of the house at the corner of Totem Lane and Sunbird Crescent. They knocked on the door of a neighbour, who rushed over to the house at the same time as a couple other people. They found one man emerging from the smoke, dazed, and helped him get away. They learned another man was still inside. Wilton said they found the second man coming out of another room and quickly got him outside as well. Three neigh-

bours and the two residents were sent to hospital for treatment and were discharged later that night. Sidney North Saanich RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Erin Fraser said there were no other serious injuries in the incident, which stemmed from a pan with oil left on the stove. Wilton said firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, which was contained within the kitchen. The rest of the house was hit with extensive smoke and heat damage. The kitchen itself was gutted, he said, and the rest of the house left unlivable.

He added one of the two men in the house was sleeping at the time of the fire; the other was using a computer and was distracted. There were no working smoke detectors in the house, Wilton added. The band, he noted, has been in the process of installing new detectors in the houses they own but had not yet done so in this case. The house, Wilton said, is believed to be insured. This is the sixth kitchen fire this year in North Saanich, Wilton said. Prior to this latest incident, he said another fire in a different

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Join News Review staff for coffee and cake on Dec. 13 The Peninsula News Review is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a community newspaper this year. The paper published its first edition — and was at the time known as the Sidney and Islands Review — on Friday, Dec. 13, 1912. One hundred years later, we’re inviting people for coffee and cake at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney to commemorate the occasion. The event takes place in the foyer of the Mary Winspear Centre from 1 to 3 p.m. Staff from the News Review will be on hand to meet our readers. The News Review produced a commemorative book earlier this year — The Review — published

and offered for sale first in September and coincided with a larger celebration of the paper’s 100th anniversary at that time. Extra copies will be available for sale on Dec. 13, and the proceeds go to the local museum and archives. Readers can also purchase them at the Town of Sidney office, Tanner’s Books and Brentwood Pharmasave. A special section on the News Review’s 100th anniversary will be published in our Wednesday, Dec. 12 edition — the paper nearest to the actual anniversary date. — News staff

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Coast Salish sharing their traditions at UVic Devon MacKenzie News staff

Members of the Tsartlip First Nation worked with students at the University of Victoria this past semester to teach and share the basic art form of traditional Coast Salish knitting. Tsartlip First Nation knitters May Sam, Joni Olsen and Adam Olsen (owners of Salish Fusion Knitwear) and knitter and author Sylvia Olsen, taught students each week throughout the term and saw the class through completing a project along with the class’ professor, Dr. Andrea Walsh. “Some of the students knew how to knit already and some

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As part of the Salish Artist in Residence program at the university, the Tsartlip knitters also created a traditional sweater, boots, hat and bag as well as a couture outfit. The creations will be placed on permanent exhibition at the school in the Cornett building. “Hopefully the students learned a little more about Coast Salish traditions,” said Adam. The Coast Salish artist in residence program at the University of Victoria is supported by Coast Salish art enthusiasts George and Christiane Smyth, who also have several of their personal collection pieces in UVic’s First Peoples House. reporter@peninsulanewsreview..com

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Covenant sought for Lunn development North Saanich council looks for certainty on unit numbers

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Questions on how many units would be built at 9395 East Saanich Road in North Saanich had the developer coming and going at a recent council meeting. On Nov. 19, Gary Lunn, the developer touting a single family housing project at that location, presented a letter to district council, suggesting laneway suites or houses be dropped. That would limit his development to 40 units. Council and district staff have bandied about estimates of 40 up to 80 units, based both on eventual zoning of the property and the so-called affordable housing options built into the project. However, he would later drop that idea and withdraw the letter, after council’s reaction that night and the potential for further delays as a result. Lunn, who is a partner with Jim Hartshorne in Sanpan Properties, told council their intent was to build only the 40 units and include an option to add 10 secondary suites or laneway houses — deemed affordable housing. He suggested to make things simple for council, eliminate the possibility of laneway housing and keep it at the 40 houses. “We keep coming back with changes,� he said, addressing

The tone from councillors Ted Daly and Dunstan Browne over a recent report on development potential from planner Mark Brodrick, eased considerably at their Nov. 19 meeting. Both councillors had been openly critical of Brodrick’s report — which presented estimates of potential housing development in the District of North Saanich over the next few years. The report indicated that if projects on the books now — and ones to come later — were approved, their buildout would exceed the district’s 20-year average by 2026. At the time of Brodrick’s report (Nov. 5), both Daly and Browne were critical of the report, saying Brodrick had used the highest estimates and was only guessing at what might transpire. On Nov. 19, their tone was more subdued. Daly said he was disappointed with the tone of the Peninsula News Review article on the subject. He added, however, he wanted to make it clear that “in no way with my questions was I suggesting anything about (Brodrick’s) report.� Coun. Dunstan Browne clarified his remarks, saying he only wanted to know where Brodrick got his numbers, as opposed to what’s actually before council for consideration right now. He said he’s still of the opinion that council deal only with the development proposals currently before council.

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il comments that h recent council plans have not been clear and staff suggestions that there could be more units than planned. “(Changes to the plans) have been done to meet the suggestions and requests of council, to accommodate the spirit of what’s coming out of council,� Lunn continued. “The very first plan was for 40 units and it hasn’t changed.� Councillor Dunstan Browne said the developers have been accommodating of the munici-

li iin this hi process, adding ddi h pality he still feels it’s useful to retain the capacity for secondary suites on the property. Coun. Conny McBride added the proposal was never for 80 units, referring to recent staff estimates on the potential number of new houses that could be built after rezoning in a variety of areas in the district.

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NOTICE SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL In the event of snowfall, property owners and residents are advised that the Central Saanich Streets and Traffic Bylaw requires you to clear snow and ice within 24 hours of the accumulation of such snow or ice from the sidewalk bordering your properties. Please remember your elderly or physically challenged neighbours who would appreciate your assistance with snow removal. The municipality will make every effort to keep major arterial and collector streets open and to clear snow from as many residential streets as possible. A brochure further outlining these policies and procedures is available at the Municipal Hall or Public Services Yard as well as on the District’s website. To view the District’s Snow and Ice Information page please visit: www.centralsaanich.ca The co-operation of all property owners and residents in this matter is greatly appreciated. Norman Doerksen Superintendent of Pubic Works

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Ocean Networks vets all such images then sends them along to authorities from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Ministry of Environment, and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The lab also uploads the photos to the Coastbuster Flickr account, where anyone can browse, share and comment on the findings. “It’s important that (debris) gets recorded and the people who will be able to do that are the ones who live or work in the area, the people who are actually out walking the beach on a daily basis and able to say, ‘Hey, that wasn’t here yesterday,”’ Leslie says. Residents on the West Coast, from Washington to Alaska are about

to start seeing a lot of debris that wasn’t there yesterday. The bulk is projected to be a mere few hundred kilometres from the coastline, and expected within a matter of weeks with the normal circulation of the ocean. Winter storms could see that debris – more than a million tons – wash up anytime between now and Christmas. Winds have already pushed lighter objects floating closer to the surface of the ocean to our shores, says Kate Moran, president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada. Oceanographers are now expecting denser objects below the surface and floating too deep for satellite recognition, she says. “If (an object) is large enough and we can get good dimensions on it, it might help scientists understand the

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Murray Leslie, software developer for Ocean Networks Canada, snaps a photo of a box marked with Japanese characters that appears to have washed up. ocean currents better, because it has a certain density and they can calculate the depth at which it was floating,” Moran says. Uses for the app, developed through a partnership with Simon Fraser University’s spatial interface research lab, could also be applied to a range of tracking initiatives.

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A merry little Christmas dinner Sidney’s 13th annual Christmas Day dinner a community affair Steven Heywood News staff

There’s a local group of volunteers that wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and will be cooking up a storm on December 25th for a very special community meal. Members of the Peninsula Christmas Dinner Committee are getting ready to host a big meal at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Spokesperson and registration chairperson Wendy Warshawski says it’s their 13th annual Christmas Day Peninsula community dinner and everyone is invited. “There are a lot of people who are alone, or don’t have any family,” Warshawski said. “They all have a story to tell and we invite them to Christmas dinner.” The meal is free to the entire community — especial those who might not be able to get to see family, those who have no family or those otherwise alone at this time of year. The committee is, added Warshawski, collecting donations at the event to keep the dinner running and to give something back to the community. “We have 35 volunteers on the committee,” she said, “six or seven will be in the kitchen, and the rest will be serving in the main hall or at the front door, greeting people as they come in.”

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Santa is sure to make an appearance at the Christmas dinner event. The committee has also enlisted the help of the Sidney Lions Club, who will be driving people without another means of transportation, to and from the Winspear Centre. Much of the entire dinner event has come together thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Warshawski said. The three major grocery stores (Thrifty Foods, Safeway and Fairway Market) have donated the turkeys and vegetables. Breadstuffs Bakery of Brentwood Bay is making the desserts. Mary Winspear Cen-

tre has donated the space for the event. Cooking all of the wonderful food begins the day before, said Warshawski. Clara Knight will be joined by chef John MacKelson in de-boning the turkeys. They cook faster and taste better that way, she added. Committee volunteers will be in the kitchen by 6 a.m. on Dec. 25, making sure everything is ready to be served. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will be served at two sittings: 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and meals will be served until 2 p.m. Warshawski said they expect some 200 people to attend. “The dinner itself is for anyone who is in need of some fellowship or company at Christmas.” There will be entertainment — the Sunshine Singers, Dan Rowbottom and the Flying Fish, Without a Net, and of course Santa Claus will make an appearance, gifts and all. To register in advance for the Christmas Day community dinner, call 250-6567678 prior to Dec. 20. Be sure to let them know if you need a ride to and from the Winspear Centre. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the committee’s efforts to keep the event running can do so at the Scotia Bank on Beacon Avenue or at the dinner. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Deer process runs in circles T

alk about passing the buck. After a Capital Regional District citizens advisory board toiled to come up with solutions for the region’s booming deer population, the province added another hurdle. For the past year, the deer committee has gone through a protracted process of seeking input from experts and citizens on options to control deer populations in urban, suburban and farmland areas across the CRD. The committee arrived at a series of recommendations to reduce deer-human conflict, which emerge with garden and crop destruction, and collisions between deer and vehicles. The Ministry of Environment, which has been reluctant to promise any funding toward a deer strategy, wants CRD staff to present the deer management report to the 13 CRD municipalities, and for those municipalities to decide how they want to handle deer in their neck of the woods. This is spinning the process in circles. It was the municipalities in the first place, egged on by residents overrun with deer, that lobbied the CRD come up a coherent set of strategies, with the expectation that the province would help guide the process of implementing a mix of solutions – be it a cull, public education, better deer fencing or expanding hunting rights for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people, among others. Throwing it back on the municipalities seems at best a delay tactic. Councils tend to get bogged down in the public process, territory well hashed out at the deer committee. Do 13 municipalities need to individually re-debate the deer issue? The province has clearly washed its hands of dealing with deer in cities. The CRD needs to take the lead and sit down with municipal staff to work out what is desirable and legal – and what bylaws need changing to implement a deer strategy that best fits individual districts. If farmers in Saanich or the Peninsula, or gardeners in Oak Bay ever imagined this process would help reduce deer intrusions in 2013, they would be sadly mistaken. Spring isn’t that far off and there is no reason to expect fewer deer across Greater Victoria – unless of course those recently sighted cougars do what people won’t. 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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Will the truth die on Deficit Hill? Whatever happens in the provin- billion in the red. cial election five months from now, Not one to waste a good crisis, taxpayers should insist that it be the Campbell ordered the harmonized last spring vote. sales tax. Now I know this isn’t Now Premier Clark and sexy like the horse race Finance Minister Mike de of popularity polls so Jong are proposing to balloved by the TV news. But ance the budget and shut integrity of public finandown the HST money cial information is the machine. next vital step in demoClark gave a speech in cratic reform, even more Coquitlam the day before important than scheduled last week’s budget update, election dates. And the warning it “won’t be pretty.” B.C. tradition of tabling Tom Fletcher And it’s not. In Septemuntested election budber the current-year defiB.C. Views gets, shutting down the cit forecast jumped above legislature and firing up $1 billion, largely due to a the campaign buses, has to end. glut of natural gas. The latest update The B.C. Liberals are on track to pushed it near $1.5 billion. surpass the NDP on fudge-it budgets, Natural gas royalties are bumphaving put millions into TV ads that ing along the bottom, no big change insist the 2013 budget will struggle there. But now coal prices and shipinto the black. This is the hill Christy ments are down, and a slow real Clark has chosen to die on. estate market has pinched the flow Glen Clark set the modern bar of cash from Bill Vander Zalm’s legwith his 1996 election budget. After a acy, the property purchase tax. run of red ink, it conjured a tidy little I erred in a previous column, saysurplus that helped the NDP squeak ing this year’s deficit is partly due to out a win over the plaid-shirted Gor- a staged repayment of federal HST don Campbell. transition money. Not so. Campbell’s noisy exit had its roots That entire $1.6 billion was in his 2009 fudge-it budget, which booked in last year’s budget, pushclung to an outdated $500-million def- ing that deficit to a record $3 billion. icit forecast that had already melted This means the current $1.5 billion down along with banks, auto mak- bleeder is based strictly on current ers and U.S. real estate. revenues, debt servicing and spendAfter the election, British Colum- ing. bians found out we were really $2.8 So how is this sucking chest

wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than $100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S., our only current energy export customer, is developing its own huge shale gas and shale oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle, sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old provincial sales tax returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition back to PST last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudgeit budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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LETTERS By-election needs well-qualified candidates

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hen last year’s municipal elections were called no less than three out of six incumbent Central Saanich councillors did not live in the municipality. One incumbent had the good judgement to not re-offer but the other two did so and were re-elected. One of these non resident councillors then moved nearly 10,000 kilometres

away to work and live in the sunny climes of the Grand Caymans. Having done so he had the temerity to ask for leave of absence from his council duties with full pay and benefits. Astoundingly this request was granted at a closed door council meeting this year by a vote of four in favour to a single one against. This egregious failure by the majority on council to perform the required due dili-

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gence on behalf of Central Saanich taxpayers can reasonably be interpreted as a classic case of small town cronyism. Fortunately, in the face of growing publicity, the absentee councillor has now done what he should have done in the first place and stepped down. Given that in the last municipal elections a number of fully qualified local resident candidates offered their services to Central Saanich taxpayers, it makes one wonder

why local taxpayers seem to have such a penchant for electing people to govern them who don’t live in the municipality. Let’s hope that when the by-election is scheduled qualified candidates who actually live in the municipality step forward to serve the interests of their fellow residents and thus take a step towards reducing the influence of non residents in local affairs. John L. Fryer Victoria

Business improvement area, North Saanich council, Siklenka’s resignation

Sidney needs to speak up I keep reading about whether or not Sidney needs a business improvment association. I live near Sidney and do a lot of shopping there so I know most of the stores. I then pick up the newspaper and see lovely ads for all the nice stores in Duncan. It definitely makes me want to go there. Sidney needs the same thing. I have lots of friends in town and they have no idea what is out here. They make a once a year trek to Sidney usually because of the Sidney market which is well advertised. Sidney definitely needs to tell the rest of Victoria what is here. Andree Cranstoun North Saanich

Saanich. I thought to myself that would be interesting, how might I help? Then I reminded myself that the current council is so dysfunctional that a mediator has been hired to resolve disputes and personality conflicts. I believe that behaviour is shameful. Why would I volunteer to help this council when it is doubtful that any time spent would be productive? So I am writing to say I am not going to volunteer for an advisory board until there is a council in place that is truly functional and gets on with the important work of this region. I am also certain from conversations I have had with North Saanich residents that you are losing other people who would normally step forward to contribute. Bob Peart North Saanich

Answers owed to the taxpayers The in-camera decision by Central Saanich council to grant Councillor Siklenka a six month leave of absence, with pay, begs yet another question. If Central Saanich can do without the services of a council member for half a year, are there too many paid elected politicians to efficiently run the affairs of 26,000 citizens? One would surmise a comprehensive analysis with regard to amalgamation of 360,000 residents of Greater Victoria in the 13 municipalities, might bring more efficient results to all. Answers to this and many other questions are owed the taxpayers. Ron Devion Brentwood Bay

No need to stop the newsletters Re: You be the Judge, PNR Nov. 23. I see no reason to cease publication of the North Saanich newsletter. Open and transparent governance is of prime importance at every political level, and our municipal newsletter does a great job of keeping the public informed about a wide variety of topics. I find it very helpful to have so much information in a very reader friendly newsletter. Regarding the mayor’s report, I have re-read several back issues as well as the current one and can see no reason why this should be discontinued. Let’s keep a good thing going. Eva Kerr North Saanich

Get on with region’s important work I noticed an advertisement in the Peninsula News Review the other day asking people to put their names forward to sit on various advisory boards for the Distirct of North

Letters to the Editor This week in history ■ 1912: Canadian Southern Lumber Company is running 75,000 feet of lumber per day per 10-hour shift. ■ 1960: Nine vie for Central Saanich municipal elections which see R.G. Lee successful in the Reeve contest and T.G. Michell. A.K. Hemstreet, Al Vickers and Councillor Frank Grimshaw making the grade for council. ■ 1992: North Saanich resident Sue Rodriguez begins her fight for the right to die. She was diagnosed in August 1991 with Amyotrophic sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Re: Central Saanich compost bylaw 1795. Our current bylaw requires a commercial level composter, on agricultural land, to apply all the compost they produce on their land. This makes a lot of sense as it directly benefits agricultural land in Central Saanich. Changing the bylaw to allow up to half of the compost to be sold commercially is simply counter to what I thought this municipal council was all about — supportive of agriculture. This change would certainly make more money for the composter, but it does nothing to benefit the municipality or agriculture. So let’s look at this picture ... we get no benefit to our land or increased tax revenue ... but we do get increased truck traffic, more road maintenance and noise and odor problems for our residents and Lochside Trail users. Where is the win win in this change? Please leave the bylaw as is and, by the way, start enforcing it to protect farm land and Central Saanich residents. D.L. Bond Saanichton

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It is letters like this that sometimes make me wonder if Elizabeth May has bought into part of Black Press. The letter writer seems to be certainly a green party supporter. While I must admit (without mentioning how I voted in the last election) Ms. May has certainly done some excellent work in Ottawa, the printing of the above mentioned letter is hardly an opinion but much more fear mongering and honestly quite partisan. To state that we are in danger of becoming a colony of China is ludicrous and will never happen. China is an important trading partner to Canada just like the United States and I for one am pretty sure that we are still our own country and would be more concerned about being a colony of the States than China. In conclusion I am quite concerned such an incredibly partisan opinion is published just before a by-election. I would encourage any Liberal, Conservative or NDP supporter to craft a letter as publishing such does not seem to be a problem. Hopefully for my second attempt at Sidney council the Peninsula News Review will be so kind as to publish a letter from a Mike Barwick supporter. Michael Barwick Sidney Editor’s note: The PNR has been reminded of Black Press’ policy not to publish politically partisan letters prior to an election of any kind.

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Woodwynn Farms will be the home to a Christmas Market this month. Starting last week, the farm has set up a market featuring vendors like Ten Thousand Villages, WestCoast Artisan Gourmet Foods and Tea Farm teas. Proceeds generated from running the market will go to offset the costs of running programs at Woodwynn through the Creating Homefulness Society. The Christmas Market runs from Dec. 1 through 22, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodwynn Farms (7789 West Saanich Rd.) Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soup or baked sweets will also be available at the Gathering Place during the market and wreath making will be available by $20 donation. The farm will be accepting monetary donations to their Christmas Campaign which will be matched up to $150,000 by an anonymous philanthropic donor until Dec. 31. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Car club collects food, cash Torque Masters club raises $300 and 350 pounds of food SIDNEY — Despite the cold and rain, generous donors gave from the heart to a first-time effort to raise food and money for the Sidney Lions Club Food Bank. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Torque Masters Car Club Association — with members throughout Greater Victoria — held their first of what they hope will be annual food drives in front of three Sidney grocery stores. “The Torque Masters would like to thank the public for donating at this time of year,” said club member Gerry Desaulniers afterwards. “The Torque Masters would also like to thank Fairway Market manager Morgan Balwin, Safeway assistant manager Al Ashcroft and Robyn DoSouto, manager of Thrifty Foods.” The club members brought some classic

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donors who dropped by. Desaulniers said Bev Elder, manager of the Sidney Lions Food Bank, told him the value of the donated food is around $700.

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Panthers get new coach Brian Passmore takes over after Rob Armstrong steps down Devon MacKenzie News staff

The Peninsula Panthers faced two losses this past week as they were edged out by the Saanich Braves 4-3 Thursday evening and were downed by the Campbell River Storm, 3-1, on Sunday. But the buzz around the rink wasn’t about the team’s unusual two-game losing streak. Rather, the talk of the team was all about Head Coach Rob Armstrong’s resignation that was made public during Thursday night’s game. Armstrong left his post with the Panthers to pursue a job with B.C. Hockey where his portfolio will include the High Performance Program for the province among other duties. Armstrong coached the team for the final time in their game against the Braves and had mixed emotions about leaving. “Coaching the Panthers was a dream job,” said Armstrong. PLEASE SEE: Armstrong loved, page A20

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Armstrong “loved every minute” of coaching Continued from page 19

“I loved every minute of coaching the team and will miss the boys and all the great times that came with it.” The squad has promoted assistant coach Brian Passmore to the head coach position and at this time do not appear to be looking to add a third coach. Local Peninsula Minor Hockey product Ben King remains with the club as an assistant coach. “Rob had a couple of great years with the Panthers,” said hockey operations boss Pete Zubersky. “We are all happy for him. He has a young family and this was an opportunity that he could not pass up. Although the organization will miss him

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Panthers’ head coach Rob Armstrong coached his last game with the team on Nov. 29. Armstrong has accepted a position with B.C. Hockey. greatly it’s the way the game works and we’ll move forward. We have two great

hockey people in Passmore and King and I know the players feel very comfortable with them.” Passmore will be looking for his first two wins this weekend with both games set to kick off at the Panorama Recreation Centre. The first is on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. against the Westshore Wolves and the team takes to home ice again on Sunday afternoon against the Saanich Braves for the Peninsula Minor Hockey Appreciation Game with the puck set to drop at 1:30 p.m. A third style of the Panthers jersey has been made up especially for the game and will be gifted during an on-ice ceremony afterwards. For more information visit ppanthers.bc.ca.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given of a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the Central Saanich Municipal Hall (Council Chamber), 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, at 6:30 p.m. on MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2012 with regard to the following proposed Bylaws to amend the OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 1600, 2008 and the LAND USE BYLAW NO. 1309, 1999, and with regard to a proposed Development Variance Permit. 1. CENTRAL SAANICH OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1786, 2012 (7925 East Saanich Road) In general terms, the purpose of the proposed Bylaw is to: a) amend the Central Saanich Official Community Plan Land Use Plan map by changing the land use designation of Lot 6, Section 5, R3E, SSD, Plan 3123 - Parcel Identifier Number 006-286-356 (7925 East Saanich Road) as shown shaded on the map below, from Residential to Commercial / Mixed-Use; and, b) amend the Central Saanich Official Community Plan Development Permit Area map by designating the property legally described as Lot 6, Section 5, R3E, SSD, Plan 3123 - Parcel Identifier Number 006-286-356 (7925 East Saanich Road) as shown shaded on the map below, as a Development Permit Area for form and character (Commercial / Mixed-Use) which will require the owner to obtain a development permit before constructing or altering a building or structure on the subject property. 2. CENTRAL SAANICH LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1787, 2012 (7925 East Saanich Road)

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The Peninsula Figure Skating Club is gearing up to host a holiday exhibition. Featuring skaters ranging in age and ability, the exhibition will take place Dec. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Arena B at Panorama Recreation Centre. “We have some of the younger skaters who have been practicing some holiday-themed routines and our junior, intermediate and senior skaters will be performing their solo routines as well,” explained PFSC member, Deanna Hamilton. “We really encourage people to come out and see what the club is all about and what our skaters have

been working on so far this season,” added PFSC Head Coach Lorraine Hyne. Advance ticket sales are available at Panorama in Arena A on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Club skaters also competed at the annual Vancouver Island Interclub Competition in Nanaimo Nov. 16-18. Victoria Henderson placed second in Gold Interpretive and Gold Freeskate, Saffron Hilder placed second in Pre-Juvenile Women U14 and first in Bronze Interpretive, Megan Keating placed 10th in Senior Bronze Women and Alexandra Carmichael placed eighth in Introductory Interpretive. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

In general terms, the purpose of the proposed Bylaw is to amend Schedule “A” of the Central Saanich Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999: a) by adding a general requirement, for combined commercial and residential uses, that such commercial uses must be otherwise permitted in the zone in which the combined uses are undertaken; b) to adopt regulations for a new Neighbourhood Commercial (Restricted) (C-3A) zone. The Bylaw proposes regulations with respect to permitted uses, siting and height of buildings and structures, density, and lot size requirements for subdivision. The proposed permitted uses include child care facility and the retail sales of antiques and second-hand furniture and household items; c) to make consequential amendments to Section 49 (Requirements for Screening), Section 55 (Works and Services Standards), and Section 63 (Sign Regulations) for the new Neighbourhood Commercial (Restricted) (C-3A) zone, as per the requirements of the Neighbourhood Commercial (C-3) zone; and, d) to rezone Lot 6, Section 5, R3E, SSD, Plan 3123 - Parcel Identifier Number 006-286-356 (7925 East Saanich Road) as shown shaded on the map (‘the “subject property”), from the General Institutional (P-1) zone to the newly created Neighbourhood Commercial (Restricted) (C-3A) zone. The intent of the proposed bylaw amendments is to create a new C-3A zone to allow for the retail sale of antique, secondhand furniture and household items for a business located on the subject property, and to also permit the continued use of a child care facility on the subject property. The bylaw would also clarify the range of permitted commercial uses within mixed-use developments. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT The proposed change of use of the existing building at 7925 East Saanich Road to include a retail business, along with the ongoing operation of an existing child care facility on the property, would require variances to the zoning regulations. A Development Variance Permit has therefore been requested to vary Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999 as follows: ¾ to waive the requirement for 13 on-site parking spaces; and, ¾ to waive the requirement for an off-street loading bay. Representations from the public on the requested Development Variance Permit will be considered by Council at the time, date and place noted above for the Public Hearing. Copies of the above proposed Bylaws, draft Development Variance Permit, Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1600, 2008, Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999, staff reports 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, December 10th, 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 Bylaws and requested Development Variance Permit 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 Bylaws and draft Development Variance Permit, at the above mentioned time, date and place. Dated at Saanichton, BC, this 26th day of November, 2012. Susan Brown Municipal Clerk

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BeefsAndBouquets A Bouquet to Andrew and his golden retriever in Sidney for the gift of a coffee card. You are welcome to use our ladder anytime. We hope your Christmas lights are glorious! J & B Bergunder Sidney A sincere thank you to the Sidney resident who found my purse in her elevator and hired a taxi to return it to me. She wouldn’t allow me to pay for the cab and said that it was an early Christmas present. Joan Dear Sidney

the Department of Parks and Public Works for doing such a spectacular job of the Town’s Christmas Decorations. As soon as you turn off the Pat Bay Highway onto Beacon Avenue you are welcomed by an impressive view. This year’s additions of larger Christmas trees and twinkling lights make Sidney a really super place to be during the holiday season. Thank you for the fabulous efforts of the Town of Sidney staff who invest such a personal effort in making our community look beautiful at this time of year. Michele Holmes Holmes Realty To all the staff, volunteers and float participants that assisted in putting on

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this year’s Sidney Sparkles Parade, you did a magnificent job. Not only were we treated to an amazing parade but this year’s lighted sail past was also stunning. Thanks also to the Town of Sidney workers who do such a superb job of lighting up Beacon Avenue, especially the big tree at the bottom. My suggestion to the community is if you haven’t been downtown during the evening yet, make time to do so. It will certainly put you in the spirit of Christmas. Russ and Anna Hudson Sidney Send your beefs or bouquets to us at 6-9843 Second St., Sidney, V8L 3C7, or email them to editor@peninsulanewsreview.com.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Arts DANCE AROUND THE World. Join the Sidney International Folk Dancers for two hours each Monday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. from September to June. Excellent teachers instruct circle dancing. No partner needed. First visit free, $5 for the evening after first time. St. Andrews Church hall (9691 Fourth St.) For further information phone Linda at 250-6525818. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING at The Centre for Active Living in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) Walk around class is Tuesday at

10 a.m. Evenings, high energy footwork happens Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Drop in fee of $3. THE PROMENADERS SQUARE Dance Club is sponsoring a beginning square dance class which will run through until the end of May 2013. Dance every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the hall of St. Michael and All Angels Church (4733 West Saanich Rd.) Each night is $5 per person with the first night free. WRITERS GROUP AT the Sidney North Saanich Library. Memberled writers group meets monthly. The business of writing group is for writers who are getting ready

to publish and it meets Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. To register, please call 250-656-0944.

Events THE 13TH ANNUAL Christmas Peninsula Community Dinner happens Christmas day at the Mary Winspear Centre. Entertainment will be provided during the dinner and Santa will be on hand to add merriment and give out gifts. Register in advance before Dec. 20 for the 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. sittings by calling Wendy at 656-7678 during the day. Please give complete details and let us know if you need a ride.

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TURKEY BINGO IS being held at the Brentwood Community Hall (7082 Wallace Dr.) on Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVENING AT The SHOAL happens Thursday, Dec. 20 and will feature Louise Rose and the Good News Choir. There will also be a turkey buffet with all the trimmings. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the centre (10030 Resthaven Dr.) or by phone at 250-6565537. THE CENTRAL SAANICH Lions Club is sponsoring a free Family Swim Night at Panorama Recreation Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. TABLE TOP GAME Night at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Attention gamers!

Looking for a place to play? Interested in meeting other gamers? Come to the library every other Friday for fun and refreshments. Arrive early (6 p.m.) to enjoy an entertaining episode of “Table Top,” a Geek & Sundry YouTube show hosted by Wil Wheaton, and get a feel for the game you are about to play. Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Free. To register, please call 250-6560944.

Kid stuff HOLIDAY STORYTIME AT the Sidney North Saanich Library. Get into a festive spirit with stories, rhymes and songs that celebrate the season. Do you like surprises? You never know what special guests might join us. Ages 0-8. Saturday,

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Dec. 15 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. To register, please call 250-656-0944. KIDFEST AT THE B.C. Aviation Museum Dec. 28 and 29. Special activities for boys and girls under the age of 14 including crafts, prizes, painting and other handson activities. Free admission. For more information call 250655-3300.

Meetings THE ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Branch #37 (1665 Mills Rd.) will be holding their general meeting on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. JUST MOVED TO the Saanich Peninsula? Why not join the Peninsula Newcomers Club and make new friends and explore the community. We meet for lunch on the second Thursday of every month in Sidney with an invited speaker. Share in a variety of interests and activities organized and run by our members. For more information check our website: peninsulanewcomers. ca. THE PENINSULA STROKE Recovery Club meets every Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church (9300 Willingdon

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Theatre THE SAANICH PENINSULA Presbyterian Church presents City Lights — A Christmas Musical on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Free admission, refreshments to follow. 9296 East Saanich Rd. For more information call 250656-7090.

Volunteers TAKE THE PRESSURE Down is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work at our community blood pressure clinics. If you are interested in working with us, please call Caroline Macey-Brown at 250-217-8585 or email cmaceybrown@ beaconcs.ca for more information on how to get involved.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! IHEschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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MERCHANTS! BUSINESSES! ENTREPRENEURS! Major European 10 yr old successful company soon to launch major media campaign in Canada/US. Looking for partners to capitalize on market opening. For more info: 250-592-3455, 250-507-1310.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

PRACTICAL NURSING For those with a desire to help others and make their community a better place. Sprott Shaw gives you the skills to actually do it. You could start your PN program in the New Year and get the skills you need for a rewarding career.

NEW Provincially Recognized PN program.

Class Starts January 28th Need Upgrading? FREE Day & Evening Math, Biology & English available. We can help!

Mabel Helen Michell October 23, 1914 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 23, 2012 Mabel Michell (nee Burton) n) gently passed away on Friday afternoon, Nov. 23. During her last few days she was surrounded by family and friends, still the gracious, giving and kind soul that she was. The love of her life was family and she cherished us all. She was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to many and had a way of making everyone she knew feel special. Mabel is survived by her sister Audrey Olsen, daughters-in-law Bev and Janet Kirk, step-son Vernon Michell (Dorothy), step-daughter Shirley Trach, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends. She was pre-deceased by husbands John Kirk (1966) and Thomas Michell (1994), sons Robert (2012) and Brian (2004) Kirk, step-sons Wilmer (2007) and Fran (2012) Michell. The family would like to thank her long-time physician Dr. Morton and the staff of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Please join family and friends for a celebration of Mabelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life to be held at 2 p.m. on Tues Dec. 11 at the Saanichton Fairgrounds 1528 Stellys Cross Rd In lieu of flowers a donation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation or Mt Newton Centre, would be appreciated.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

TOWNHOUSES

CARS

LEARN FROM home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

2010 LEGEND 4 wheel scooter with jumbo basket, scooter cover, walking cane, flag holder and canopy. Like new, always kept in the house. Retail price $4,357, now asking $2050 obo. (250)656-7786.

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250360-1408 today for an interview. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051 THE LEMARE Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Grade Hoe Operator-with Coastal Logging Roadbuilding experience •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers •Off Highway Logging Truck Driver •Grapple Yarder Operators • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

TRADES, TECHNICAL JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. - $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; or Email to: Chrysler@telusplanet.net

WORK WANTED WANT QUALITY Drywall work? Superb, excellent, exp’d. Call Arno 250-656-7622

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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.

• Wheel-chair accessible • Outdoor, indoor and covered parking available • Lockers • Elevators • Laundry room • Balconies • Bicycle storage • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

LOAN HELP - Consolidate all your credit cards, bank loans, income tax debt and payday loans into ONE small interestfree monthly payment. Contact us toll-free at 1.888.528.4920. 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 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.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com

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

FREE ITEMS FREE: LIGHT oak double pedestal table, 6 press back chairs. Call (250)478-6706.

FRIENDLY FRANK 25” TOSHIBA flat screen TV, $25 obo. Call 250-381-7774 (evenings). BALL ROOM dance shoes, ladies size 8, black & silver, $40/each. Call 250-592-5644. EVENING VELVET coat, (brand new), black, size large. $90 obo. Call (778)440-6628. KENMORE MICRO Oven, Circular Wave, 1100 watts, $60 obo. Call (250)477-5798.

Call Now:250.381.5084 www.caprent.com rentals@caprent.com $5000- POWER CHAIR, new cond, $1500 or Trade for (good cond) 4 wheeled Scooter. (250)896-7160 after 6pm.

SKYWATCHER TELESCOPE and tri-pod. D-102MM F-1300MM. Only used once, asking $500. Please call (250)655-0051.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

SOFA, $25. Coffee table, glass top, $9, both in good condition. Call (250)881-8133.

10353 DEVLIN Plc, Sidney. Rancher 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg. fam room, private treed lot. Call 250-655-1499 or view w w w. p r o p e r t y g u y s . c o m ID#192295 or mls #316102

BUFFET/ HUTCH, solid wood 18”Dx50”Wx79”H, red/brown tone, $245. (250)380-8733. ROUND LIGHT Oak dining room table and 4 chairs, very good condition, $285. Call (250)652-8549.

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

4 RS3 serviced lots, in Langford, starting at $179,000 Happy Valley. All services in. Excellent location with rural feel. Email or call 250-661-2837 or 250-857-2481 for more info. mtd@shaw.ca

20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Neaer El Paso, Texas. Call 1800-843-7537. www.sunsetranches.com

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

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

FURNITURE

HOMES WANTED

OTHER AREAS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

SUITES, LOWER

LOTS

RCA TV, 33” screen, excellent condition, $50 obo. Call (250)595-8215. RUSSIAN BOOT polish, army shoulder bag, set of K-Nex, $20/each. (778)265-1615.

SIDNEY- 2 BDRM, garage, yard, deck, F/S, W/D. $1350. Call (250)812-4154.

REAL ESTATE

MEDIUM SIZED garbage can on wheels, good condition, $12. Call (250)656-1640.

Sidney luxury Condo- beautiful 2 Bdrms, 2 full baths, close to downtown, ocean views. #201-9942-Third St. $498,000. 778-351-1239 ID#192331 www.propertyguys.com

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET

1998 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT US car - 193,000 miles, lady driven since 2003. $2200. Alan, (778)426-3487.

HOMES FOR RENT

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LARGE BIRD cage in good shape. $15. (250)595-5734.

AUTO FINANCING

SIDNEY EXECUTIVE suite. near ocean & town. $900. Short/long term. 250-656-8080

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

1997 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, white. $3,999. Automatic. Fully loaded, no accidents, new tires. 229k. Great running car. Call (250)656-5588.

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

LEATHER SLEIGH BED w/800 Coil Euro-Top Q/Size Mattress $599., K/S Pocket Coil Mattress Set $599.; Asst Mattresses $99.; Wooden Dinettes $159. Cherry Solid Pine Dresser & Mirror $399.; Leather Recliners $199.; Asst Mirrors & Lamps from $20.; Bookcases $99.; Heaters, Axes, Tools, Hdwe! Storewide Liquidation, While Stock Lasts! BUY & SAVE, 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Mon-Sat 9-5.

1992 CADILLAC Deville, brown, 90k. Celebrity owned. View at 930 Ardmore Dr. (golf course parking lot). Silent auction opening bid $3,900. (250)656-1767.

WISHART AREA: Single hard working mom with 11 yr old and 2 well trained cats, looking to rent a 1 or 2 bdrm, (approx $1000/mo), within walking distance to Wishart school in Colwood. Exc. ref’s. Please call 250-208-0386 and leave message.

NEAR AIRPORT & golf courses, immaculate semi detached 1 bdrm luxury cottage, 1200 sq ft, 2 priv entrances w/ propane F/P, fully furn’d w/ 8 appls, lots of cupboards, quiet area, priv prkg, must have vehicle, N/P, N/S, avail Dec. 1. $1150 mo. (250)656-4503.

CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. www.chillspot.biz

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

WANTED TO RENT

COTTAGES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

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1 bdrm. from $865/mo. 2 bdrm. from $1,140/mo.

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. 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. Call 250-478-9231. BRENTWOOD (Central Saanich) 2-bdrm+ lrg den, bright & clean. 1600 sq.ft., located above offices, in 1 of 2 suites, sundeck, covered parking, pantry, insuite W/D. N/S. Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1st. $1095. Call 250-655-4777. JAMES BAY: Corner 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, good location, beautiful kitchen, NS/NP, $1500/mo. 250-361-9540.

BUYING - RENTINGSELLING Call us today to place your classified ad 250.388.3535

COLWOOD- 1 bdrm Bach, patio, shared W/D, N/S. $820 mo incls utils. 250-391-7915. ESQ/GORGE. Quiet cul-desac. 2 bdrm grnd level, fenced yard, on bus route. Shared W/D, N/S, pet? $995 mo inclds utils. Avail now. 250-384-5466.

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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2000 RED MUSTANG V6 110, 600km. Automatic, fully loaded, new front brakes, alternator, battery. No accidents, one owner. $6300. 250-652-2870. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

FLORENCE LAKE, 2 yr old 1 bdrm ground level suite, large mudroom, F/S, W/D, & micro. 2 priv entrances w/ sunroom & patio on 1 acre prop. Utils incl. (No Smokers), small pet ok, $950. Dec. 1. 250-391-1967.

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

GORGE-HARRIET. Quiet, large 1 bdrm, grd level, priv ent, utils incl’d. N/S, N/P, $735/mo. Call 250-384-0460 (leave a message).

858-5865

UVIC AREA, 2 bdrm, $1050 mo incls all utils, N/S, N/P, avail immed, 250-721-4040.

MARINE

UVIC/CAMOSUN area, 2 bdrm, priv ent, N/P, N/S, $900. Avail immed. (250)477-6652.

BOATS

SUITES, UPPER

BOATHOUSE FOR SALE, 27x10’ interior dimension, power, lighting, pigeon proof, taller than other boat houses. Below cost at $15,000. Call 250-656-6136.

AUTO SERVICES

ESQUIMALT- 1 bdrm, self contained, new windows. $690. NS/NP. Avail now. Call (250)884-6790

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SIDNEY- QUIET cozy 1 bdrm, W/D, utils included, NS/NP, completely furnished. Avail Jan 1. Call (250)656-7184.

all conditions in all locations

TOWNHOUSES SIDNEY- NEW 3 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1700 mo. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-217-4060.

CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in 250-885-1427

1993 BAYLINER Classic 2452. In excellent condition. Head, galley, canopy, 9.9hp 4-stroke Yamaha. Dinghy & extras. $17,000. (no trailer). Call 250-656-6136.

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

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LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, 2 bdrm townhouse, W/D hookup, inside/outside storage, backyard. $876/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $42,000 +. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

HANDYPERSONS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PLUMBING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

250-361-6193- NO job too Small or too Large! We do it all. Visa ok. Reasonable rates.

BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

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

(250)590-9653.ELECTRICIAN 20 yrs + exp. Residential: New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. $40./hr. Senior’s Discount. Lic.#3003.

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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

TAX 250-477-4601

APPLIANCE REPAIRS A & L Appliances (under new management). For all your appliance needs. (250)656-2325

CARPENTRY JEREMIAH’S CARPENTRY Quality work, sm renos, call for list of services. 778-967-1246.

CARPET INSTALLATION

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

FENCING

REPLACE THAT old fence! Reliable, honest, BBB. PH# (250)886-1596, simplyfencing.ca

CLEANING SERVICES

FURNITURE REFINISHING

GREAT RATES! Guar. cleaning since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. (250)385-5869

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

GARDENING

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.

HAULING AND SALVAGE $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.

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

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

LINDA LOU’S residential, commercial. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call 250-818-6373.

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

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

DIAMOND DAVE GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING AT FAIR PRICES! 250-889-5794.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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

HANDYPERSONS

INSULATION

CONTRACTORS

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups.

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

MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278

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

LANDSCAPING

TOP NOTCH PAINTING. Over 25 years exp. Interior/Exterior, Residential. Reliable, Reasonable and Friendly Service. Call Brad 250-580-5542.

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CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP? Hedge need a haircut? Tree need a trim? Call Michael at (250)588-9367.

ASK ROB. Carpentry, decks, landscaping, bobcat work, masonry and renos. Free Estimates. Call 250-744-4548.

JAKE’S RAKE & CO. Fall clean-ups, gutters, hedges, tree trims. (250)217-3589.

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

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

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall pruning, clean-up. Blackberry, ivy rmvl. 24yrs exp.

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

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

PAINTING

MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

RUBBISH REMOVAL

TREE SERVICES

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

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

PRESSURE WASHING

WRIGHT MOVING. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Free Est’s. Call Phil (250)383-8283.

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

D’ANDREA’S Gutter Cleaning/ Repairs; Power washing. Free est. Exc. ref’s. Insured. Quality guaranteed. (250)413-7541.

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

Available Paper Routes POSITIONS OPEN FOR

FT/PT Carriers & Sub Carriers SAANICHTON ROUTE 6221 - PANAVIEW HEIGHTS,VEYANESS RD, STELLY’S CROSS RD, EAST SAANICH RD ROUTE 6224 - EAST SAANICH RD, VEYANESS RD, HOVEY RD, (ODD) RIDGEDOWN CRES.

WINDOW CLEANING BLAINE’S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475 DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-812-3213, 250-590-2929.

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

ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOM E!

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PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Wednesday, December 5, 2012

www.peninsulanewsreview.com • A27

Generic drug costs to drop in April

New system creates sliding scale

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Deputy premier Rich Coleman said Monday the new system creates a sliding scale of tax rates for smaller brewers that takes them up to the commercial tax rate of big breweries when they reach 30 million litres of annual production. Retroactive taxation no longer applies to amounts up to the limit for qualifying breweries. Coleman said he sup-

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The B.C. government is moving ahead with a new price policy for generic drugs that will reduce the cost by 10 per cent as of April 1. The new policy sets the price of generic substitutes at 25 per cent of the brand-name product, whether the cost is paid by the B.C. Pharmacare program, private health insurance or the patient. A further reduction to 20 per cent is set to take effect in April 2014. The health ministry cited the example of Lipitor, a widely prescribed drug for reducing cholesterol. A onemonth supply of the brand-name drug costs $55. In April the cost of a generic equivalent will go from $19 to $15. The 2014 decrease will take it to $11 a month. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the second reduction will make B.C. generic drug prices the lowest in Canada for some drugs, and save the Pharmacare program about $110 million over the first two years. Ontario went to a 25-per-cent formula two years ago, and has



 

 

 











ports the general policy of giving tax relief to smaller brewers, brought in by the Social Credit government in 1988. But the production ceiling and retroactive tax have created problems for brewers since then, and he hopes the new policy will allow them to plan their business and grow. An earlier version of the policy was withdrawn last week, amid reports that the president of Pacific Western

Brewing had recently donated an auction prize of accommodation in the Caribbean to a party fundraiser in Coleman’s Fort Langley-Aldergrove constituency. Coleman said he has returned that donation, and he should have checked to see

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