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Compost issue heats up Central Saanich public hearing raises concerns over smell, noise, traffic Devon MacKenzie News staff

Close to 100 residents turned out for Central Saanich’s public hearing regarding a possible change in the bylaw that regulates the selling of compost. The bylaw change would allow farmers who own Agricultural Land Reserve land to sell up to 50 per cent of the compost generated on their farms. Currently the municipality’s bylaw does not allow the sale of compost, although neither North Saanich nor Saanich have bylaws that restrict the sale of compost. Out of the almost 100 attendees at “I do not believe the public hearing (composting like this) is 39 spoke, including people who spoke a normal farm practice. more than once. Normal farm practice Concerns over noise, odour and would be for on-farm traffic were raised by residents, most use, not for sale.” of whom who lived – Mike Stanley near Stanhope or Vantrieght Farms. Several speakers voiced their concerns over whether large-scale composting was an appropriate farm practice. “I do not believe (composting like this) is a normal farm practice,” said Central Saanich resident Mike Stanley. “Normal farm practice would be for on-farm use, not for sale.” PLEASE SEE: Central Saanich council, page 4

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Firefighters Rob Syverson (Central Saanich) and Jeff Tomlin (Sidney) show off the trophy the departments vie for in the annual food drive for the Sidney Lions Food Bank. This year’s drive by all three Peninsula fire departments takes place on Dec. 15.

Firefighters fighting hunger Annual firefighters food drive is coming up on December 15 Devon MacKenzie News staff

The three local fire departments on the Saanich Peninsula are once again teaming up to fight hunger this holiday season. On Saturday, Dec. 15 all three fire departments — Central Saanich, North

Saanich and Sidney — will be out in their respective communities collecting food, cash donations and other items for the Sidney Lions Food Bank. “It’s always been a little bit of a competition to see who can raise the most,” laughed Rob Syverson of the Central Saanich Fire Department, adding that there’s even a trophy — made of cans

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Beacon Community Services opens doors Employment services partnership with the province brings many resources under one roof in Sidney Steven Heywood News staff

Two anniversaries were celebrated by Beacon Community Services in Sidney on Dec. 6 — 30 years of providing employment services in the community, and one year into a so-far successful partnership with the province. At an open house event at the BCS office next to Sidney town hall, chief executive officer Isobel Mackenzie said the organization’s employment services program began in 1982. It was created to offer residents of Sidney and the Peninsula resources to help in their job search. Today, BCS is more than one year into a contract with the provincial ministry of social development’s new employment program, which seeks to bring more resources under one roof. BCS’ Third Street office in Sidney is now a WorkBC Employment Service Centre as well, helping people in employment insurance and/or income assistance find jobs. “We serve a dual purpose,” said Donna Lafranchise, director of employment services at BCS. “We have offered employment services here since 1982 and last April we opened the doors officially to WorkBC.” She said the program is seeing results for its clients, some of whom have new jobs and others bolstered in their confidence thanks to workshops on offer and the support of the case workers. Brentwood Bay resident Monika Burrell has been living in the area only a short time, and turned to BCS for their job search resources and as an entry point to make local connections. “I moved to the area just around Labour Day,” she said. “I went to a resumé workshop and hidden job workshop and the people were informed, friendly and helpful.” As an artist, Burrell is looking for local contract opportunities and looked to BCS resources as a way to get into the community and create contacts. “I would say I have been successful,” she continued. “I have had some positive leads and I’ve been invited to fill some gaps in service.” Burrell is hoping to develop her own business, contracting her

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Monika Burrell of Brentwood Bay uses Beacon Community Services to help her network and find contract work. skills and talent to arts endeavours. One way of reaching out into the community, she notes, was revealed in the BCS’s hidden jobs market workshop. It’s designed to help prospective employees find work that might

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Jeanine Cooper from the Tsartlip First Nation encourages job-seekers to take advantage of the resources provided by Sidney’s Beacon Community Services. She said she might be what is considered a ‘mature worker’ and has found finding that new job somewhat elusive. But that has not dampened her spirit. “Beacon has helped me prepare and they’ve been very supportive when I’ve been down,” she explained. “It has been uplifting, getting to know the people here, going through their services and

meeting other people in the system.” The job hunt is a roller coaster ride, she continued. There will be highs and lows during the job search — and she encourages people in the same boat to take advantage of BCS, as that’s why they are are here in the community. Cooper said she has a couple of diplomas, but needed to update her resumé. She went through a workshop, after which she developed a skills-based resumé, rather than a traditional chronological one. “I found that I have a lot of skills that I didn’t know I had,” she said. Cooper added she found more resources at BCS to boost her interview skills as well, and said she is confident she can wow a prospective employer within the first 20 seconds of a job interview. What Cooper has enjoyed the most at BCS, is the support and encouragement of her case worker and other people at the centre. “There’s no place like this around here,” she said. “And I will keep trying to find a job.” Cooper encourages people to check out the services and resources at BCS and hopes her story inspired more people to do just that. It’s stories like these that are rewarding to BCS employees. One of their clients even stood in front of the open house crowd, telling his story of how he was able to find work and the positive experience he had there. That’s part of the goal behind BCS’s five-year contract with the province to provide a one-stop resource centre for job hunters. “We want to stabilize the program,” said Lafranchise, “and ensure all of the services are being delivered to people in a way that works for them, so they know what’s available to them here.” Provincial ministry representatives congratulated BCS on their success with WorkBC. BCS is one of some 85 centres in B.C. providing similar services. To learn more about the employment services at Beacon Community Services — as well as their children and families resources — visit www.beaconcs.ca or call 250656-0134. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Central Saanich council could decide by Dec. 17 Continued from page 1

Stanley added he felt it was a laudable goal for the municipality to try and come up with a way to help increase

the economic base of farmers but that largescale composting was not the way to do it. Many other residents voiced concern over the increase in traffic

on Lochside Trail. “I am against the idea of turning Lochside Trail into a truck route,” said resident Gordon Politeski. “It’s a safety hazard.

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— Vantreight and Stanhope — were both represented at the meeting. “This decision will not stop our farm from composting nor would it stop us from expanding because the amount of land we have makes it viable for us to use the compost we produce,” explained Ryan Vantreight, who insisted that in every practice there’s those who abide by the rules

and those who don’t. “If this bylaw doesn’t change there’s still going to be offenders and the ones who are doing it right.” Vantreight Farms has been a family business for decades and Vantreight noted that it is important for them to find new ways of expanding their economic base. “I got into farming because it was a family business but I stay

in it because I love it,” Vantreight said, adding that in order for their business to maintain or grow they need to find ways to diversify. “The future of farming has got to have an open mind,” he said. Central Saanich limited the sale of compost in 2002. A decision on the bylaw could be made at the Dec. 17 council meeting. reporter@peninsula newsreview.com

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Sponsors and cooks gathered at the Mary Winspear Centre for a photo prior to the annual Christmas Community Dinner on Dec. 25. It was also an opportunity for long-time event organizer Jeannette Hughes to talk about being there when the dinner first started 13 years ago. “I had been helping with a summer dinner on July 1,” she said, “peeling and cleaning potatoes with a friend. “So, I enlisted that friend to help me do a Christmas meal.” So began the annual Community Christmas Dinner in Sidney — this year being held at the Mary Win-

spear Centre, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas day. Cooks like Clara Knight will be up early that day, preparing the turkey dinner for people who might otherwise be alone at this time of year. She, too, has bene involved in the event for its 13-year history. “We have an incredible team of volunteers,” Knight said, adding they turn out at seven or eight in the morning to begin preparation. Representatives from the Winspear Centre and local grocery stores that are donating food (Safeway, Thrifty Foods and Fairway Market) are happy to lend a hand as well. For details about the Christmas dinner, call 250-656-7678.


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New ice plant boosts local seafood business Salish Straits Seafood set to open flake ice plant in new year Devon MacKenzie News staff

Local company Salish Straits Seafood is looking forward to the new year when they will officially have their new flake ice plant up and running. “It will be the only commercial flake ice and salt flake ice plant south of Nanaimo,” said company President, Dan Claxton from the Tsawout First Nation where the plant is based. “Once we’re inspected we’ll have the green light to be able to start selling our ice.” Salish Straits Seafood is part of the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI) which is an initiative aimed at achieving environmentally sustainable and economically viable commercial fisheries. Conservation is the first priority of the initiative and First Nations’ aspirations to be more involved are supported. Initially, the federal government committed $175 million over five years to implement the initiative between 2008 and 2012. As part of the 2012 federal budget and economic action plan, additional funding was committed towards a one year extension. “Through the initiative we’ve built this company which encompasses five nations from the Island,” explained Claxton, adding that along with Tsawout, Nanoose, Beecher Bay, Malahat and Sooke First Nations are also involved in the business. “We’re changing the way seafood products are caught. Local restaurants and people buying seafood want local and sustainable products and that’s what we’re giving them,” said Claxton.

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President of Salish Strait Seafoods Ltd. Dan Claxton (right) stands with Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Ida Chong and Brent Edwards from the Nanoose First Nation during the company’s open house on Dec. 7. Claxton said the company is centered around building the skills, experience and the capacity of the five First Nations involved and he hopes to see the business expand from fishing and ice production to the processing of seafood products as well. “It’s important to us because it’s getting

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back on the vessels and back fishing.” Claxon said around 15 people are now certified to work as commercial fishing crew and about 12 are expected to be certified as commercial divers very soon. The ice plant is expected to be in full production by the beginning of March.

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Santa Tour & Food Drive Saturday, December 15, 2012 1:30 p.m. Dean Park Estates Santa will be arriving by fire truck at the Kelset Elementary School parking lot at 1:30 p.m. to accept donations and then proceeding at 1:40 p.m. through Dean Park as per the map route below. Please bring your food and cash donations in support of the Sidney Lions food bank. Santa will be giving candy canes to kids of all ages. If you will not be home, please consider leaving your food donation on the curb marked “NSVFD Food Drive”. Donations will also be accepted at the Wain Road Fire Hall, 986 Wain Road. (Corner of Wain Road and West Saanich Road).

Christmas Tree Chipping, Bottle Drive & Open House The North Saanich Firefighters will be chipping trees from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5 at both the Wain Road Fire Hall (Corner of Wain Road and West Saanich Road) and McTavish Fire Hall, located at 1620 McTavish Road. There will also be a bottle collection at the McTavish Fire Hall location. Cost is by donations and will be directed to CFAX’s Santa’s Anonymous and a Peninsula family in need. Phone in, pick up requests (Christmas trees only) for North Saanich and Sidney residents will require a minimum $10 donation; call 250656-1931. Our annual Open House will be held at the Wain Road Hall location, so please join us for hot dogs, drinks, fire safety activities and fire truck rides.

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Snowy owls appear Tom Fletcher

Unlike most owls, snowy owls are not nocturnal. It is believed their daytime Greater Victoria has hunting behaviour develsome unusual visitors oped during the almost this month. Snowy owls constant daylight of far are making the area a rest north summers when they stop. typically nest and breed. Sporting plumage better Male snowy owls can be suited to swooping down completely white, while on winter-white rabbits females always have some hopping over snowdrifts, brown feathers. the elegant bird stands out A 1994 article by Alan among the street crows MacLeod for British ColumContributed bia Field Ornithologist and seagulls that dominate the sky in the B.C. capital. A Snowy owl reports sightings in the o n Martindale Valley in southAccording to bird p e rc h e s experts, such sights are the sixth floor ern Vancouver Island’s rare but not unknown of the Victoria Saanich Peninsula. around B.C. and beyond courthouse. “Snowy owl has been as winter sets in. Canadian recorded, and it’s no surGeographic notes that while their prise,” MacLeod writes. “The flats are thick feathers are suited for year- well suited to this species’ habitat round life in Arctic regions of North preferences; in their periodic ‘invaAmerica and Eurasia, some head sion’ years, Snowies are as likely to south in winter as far as the U.S. state turn up at Martindale as anywhere of Georgia. else on the Peninsula.” Black Press

Photo courtesy of Don Fisher

Charmaine Lee, right, hands over a cheque to Bev Elder from the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

ANAF donates to food bank Group helps raise food, funds and toys for families in need

Upcoming events • Special Christmas Meat Draw on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. Five draws with six great prizes in each. • New Year’s Eve

beat. Tickets available at the bar for $40 for members and $60 for non-members. Limited seating.

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Town of Sidney

— With files from Gaye Phillips

The Corporation of the District of Central Saanich Closure of Municipal Office – Christmas 2012 Please be advised that the Central Saanich Municipal Hall located at 1903 Mount Newton Cross Road will close at 12:00 noon on December 24, 2012, for the Christmas Holidays and will re-open for regular business on January 2, 2013. For Non-Emergency Fire, please call 250-544-4238. For Non-Emergency Police and Emergency Public Works, please call 250-652-4441. During this office closure, bill payments and correspondence may be placed in the “District of Central Saanich” slot in the bank of mail boxes just inside the front doors. The Municipal Council and Staff extend their best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BYLAWS NO. 2036 AND 2037 Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Sidney will hold Public Hearings in respect of Bylaw No. 2036 and 2037, being the proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 2015 for the Town of Sidney. All persons who believe that their property is affected by the proposed amending bylaws will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw at the Public Hearings to be held at the Sidney Town Hall, 2440 Sidney Avenue, Sidney, BC on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Written submissions can be received at the Town Hall prior to 4:00 p.m. on December 17, 2012 or at the Public Hearings themselves. The purpose of Bylaw No. 2036 is to amend the text of the Comprehensive Development Zone 40 (CD40) zone to clarify the provision regarding when bonus density is permitted and to add requirements pertaining to the maximum bonus density that may be developed on specific properties zoned CD40. The purpose of Bylaw No. 2037 is to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2015 by rezoning the subject property from Downtown Commercial (C1) to Comprehensive Development Zone 40 (CD40) to allow for the construction of a 5-storey, mixed-use development consisting of ground floor commercial, underground parking, and a bonus density of 28 multi-family dwellings on the subject property. The property which would be affected by this application is: Location:

Lot B (DD EP27455), Block 7, Section 11, Range 4 East, North Saanich District, Plan 381

Civic Address: 9818 Third Street The lands that are subject to rezoning are as shown hatched on the plan below:

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The Sidney chapter of the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans club made a sizable donation to the Sidney Lions Food Bank last week. ANAF Unit 302 hosted its 10th annual Christmas Pool Tournament and Silent Auction Dec. 2 and donated all the proceeds to the Sidney Lions Food Bank. “Between the ANAF and the Ladies Auxillary, $4,000 was raised for the Sidney Lions Food Bank," said Special Events Coordinator, Charmaine Lee. The organization also collected and will be donating several boxes of toys to the Secret Santa: Toys for Tots drive as well. "The pool tournament started by Chantelle Ingham was originally organized to collect toys for underprivileged children," explained ANAF Sports Chair Gaye Phillips. "(The tournament) has grown over the years and is always a fun filled event and ANAF has now become a drop off center for the drive." Sidney ANAF Unit 302 is the largest Army, Navy and Air Force veterans club in B.C. with 672 members. For more information call 250-656-3777 or drop by 9831 Fourth St. Sidney after 11 a.m.

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Beacon Avenue Copies of the proposed bylaw and all background documentation may be inspected during normal working hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from December 4, 2012 to December 17, 2012 at the Sidney Town Hall, 2440 Sidney Avenue, Sidney, BC. Further inquiries may be directed to the Development Services Department, telephone 250-656-1725 or by email at developmentservices@sidney.ca. Correspondence may be submitted by mail to the address above or by email to developmentservices@sidney.ca and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Public Hearings. All correspondence submitted will form part of the public record and may be published in a meeting agenda. First Advertised December 7, 2012 Second Advertised December 12, 2012

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The B.C. government is appointing nine new provincial court justices and launching a pilot project to reduce the wait time for hearing child protection cases. Attorney General Shirley Bond announced Dec. 4 that two judges will be assigned to work with Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree on the child protection case management project this spring, and a second pilot program to reduce criminal court waiting times. Two of the new judges will be

assigned to Surrey, the busiest provincial court in the province. One each will go to Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Kamloops-Okanagan and the Northeast district. The changes are based on a review of B.C. court delays by lawyer Geoffrey Cowper, who called for a system to enforce timely hearings of evidence, to overcome a “culture of delay” and a tendency of defence lawyers to seek delays that weaken the prosecution case. The B.C. Crown Counsel Association has also identified Nanaimo and Richmond as having excessive delays. Association president Samiran Lakshman said in Surrey, it takes 14 months or more to schedule a half a day for a brief trial. Bond said the extra judges bring the B.C. total to 132 full-

time-equivalent, with each judge and support staff costing $1.6 million a year. “The addition of nine new judges and the backlog reduction projects — and specifically the assignment of judicial resources to those projects — sign a shared understanding by all parties that changes need to be made to improve the justice system,” Bond said. Cowper noted that 98 per cent of criminal cases end with a guilty plea or a stay of proceedings, but the system treats all cases as if they are going to trial. The number of cases dropped significantly after B.C. police started imposing heavy roadside penalties for impaired driving instead of sending suspects to court. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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District of Central Saanich SEEKING FURNISHED RENTAL ACCOMODATION FOR 2013 INTERN Central Saanich Saanich will be be welcoming welcoming aa student student The District of Central University of of Applied Applied Administrative Administrative Studies Studies in in from the University by intern the German Public Administration AdministrationininKehl KehlGermany, Germany,(paid as an at the government) as an intern at the Municipal Hall: Municipal Hall:

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Alastair Bryson says there’ll be another open house in the new year.

February 17th, 2013 – May 18th, 2013 - one female The intern is seeking a furnished apartment or suite, or bedroom in a household. The dates accommodation is required for may change, subject to approval of vacation. Interns usually travel during the last month of their visit. The student is an adult and is fluent in English. Preference will be given to accommodation located close to Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, or where the landlord or host family can provide some transportation assistance. If interested, submit the following information on your accommodation to the Municipal Clerk by January 11, 2012 and we will forward it to the student to contact you directly. x x x

x x x x

Your name and contact information (including email); Description of family or others living in household, if shared accommodation; Per week or per month rent charged and terms (when payable, what does the rent include (room only, utilities, meals, cooking facilities, cleaning, laundry, etc.), and what does it not include; Street address of accommodation; Distance from Municipal Hall, or description of transportation assistance available; Description of accommodation with photos [size, type (suite, apartment, house, duplex, etc.), features, access, appliances, ex. Laundry and cooking facilities]; Any information you would like to receive before finalizing the rental arrangement.

Enjoy this unique opportunity to share Central Saanich with an international guest in our community! Questions? Contact Susan Brown, Municipal Clerk, District of Central Saanich (250) 652-4444 or susan.brown@csaanich.ca

Hall report by 2013 Continued from page 7

Bryson suggested during the meeting there may be opportunities to avoid the costs of temporary relocation and disruption of services by building the new facility in another location on the current site, allowing the continued use of the existing building during the construction phase. “Our next open house will be early in the new year where the project team will present additional information as requested at our committee meeting,” said Bryson. With council’s direction, the project team will complete additional work over the coming months and will report back to the community in early 2013. For more information on the project, visit the Central Saanich website at www.centralsaanich.ca and click on the Town Hall Project link. reporter@peninsula newsreview.com


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5TH ANNUAL

Sidney Firefighters Christmas Food Drive Saturday, December 15, 2012 The Sidney Firefighters A truckload of care will be in your neighbourhood b between 4:30 pm & 8:00 pm collecting food & cash donations for the Sidney Lions Food B k Pl h or li Bank. Please watch listen for the fire trucks. 21, 2011 Wednesday, December

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The Sidney Fire Hall, at 9837 Third Street, Sidney, will also be open beginning December 3 until December 20 for any drop off donations. Please feel free to drop in Monday to Friday between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or on the evening of December 15 between 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Please help us make this drive an even bigger success than years past! If you have any questions, call the Sidney Fire Hall 250-656-2121.

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Jim Parker Publisher Steven Heywood Editor Janice Marshall Production Manager Bruce Hogarth Circulation Manager

The Peninsula News Review is published by Black Press Ltd. | #6 - 9843 Second St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 3C7 | Phone: 250-656-1151 • Fax: 250-656-5526 • Web: www.peninsulanewsreview.com

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Positive potential with weekend meals

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eeping Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable people fed on a regular basis is an ongoing issue, one we’ve been watching for some time. So when the announcement came last month that a Victoria Foundation grant would enable Our Place to provide lunch on weekends – a first for the former Open Door and Upper Room facilities – it was good news indeed. The absence of a central location where members of the street community could sit for a hearty meal for free on Saturdays and Sundays has no doubt created problems over the years. Social housing providers may insist that having a roof over one’s head is paramount to one’s well-being. That may be true over the long term, but in the short term, an empty belly is more likely to affect a person’s capacity to make rational decisions. That’s where the weekend meal offerings at Our Place have the most potential. Individuals who might have been forced to panhandle for change – or resort to illegal activities – to gather enough for a simple meal now have a place to go where they’ll not only be fed, but suffer far less of a hit to their self-esteem. Our Place executive director Don Evans says attendance for the weekend openings continues to grow, with about 250 people served last Sunday. As word gets out about the expanded service, he expects weekends to soon become as popular as weekdays, when 300 to 350 of Victoria’s poor, disabled and homeless people are fed. Having Our Place open seven days a week for meals offers regular soup kitchen users more continuity in their lives, which can be rather chaotic. Familiar faces and familiar places can do wonders for one’s well-being. And with Greater Victoria’s winter rains and chilly temperatures fast approaching, having someplace warm, dry and welcoming to hang out for a while on the weekends doesn’t hurt, either. We hope the success of the weekend opening demonstrates to funders of all kinds that keeping people fed is a good investment in maintaining a healthy and safe community. 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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Clean LNG can still be done On Friday, as the federal govern- Sterritt confirmed to me that they ment was giving the green light to remain solidly against the Enbridge a Malaysian investment of billions proposal. The disagreement is over more into northern B.C.’s how to power the proliquefied natural gas cessing of LNG, which the megaproject, Coastal First Haisla are pioneering with Nations chiefs held their provincial assistance. quarterly board meeting Sterritt said the Haisla in Vancouver. and the rest of the These are now the most group were in agreepowerful aboriginal leadment until a few weeks ers in North America, ago. The plan was to folbankrolled by U.S. environlow Clark’s solemn vow to mental groups and their make B.C. LNG the “greenwealthy charity foundaTom Fletcher est” in the world. tion backers as guardians All parties acknowledge B.C. Views of the Great Bear Rainforthat some of B.C.’s shale est. gas will have to be burned A major topic was the Haisla to process and ship LNG to Asia. Nation, the Kitimat partner that The initial idea was that one or two abruptly quit its voluntary associ- natural gas-fired power plants would ation with the Haida, Gitga’at and be built, eventually backing up wind, other communities over its plans to small hydro and other renewable develop LNG exports. supplies. B.C. Hydro has 600 megaThis discord comes at a bad time. watts available from its dams, which Premier Christy Clark has bet would require new transmission heavily on LNG, not just for her gov- capacity up to Kitimat to help run ernment’s future, but the industrial the first two LNG plants proposed in and economic direction of the prov- partnership with the Haisla. ince for decades to come. Then the play got bigger. Initial press reports were misThe B.C. government transferred leading. One had it that Haisla Crown land on Douglas ChanChief Councillor Ellis Ross, the B.C. nel to the Haisla for an LNG projgovernment’s key ally on LNG, was ect planned by Shell, PetroChina “buddying up” with the Harper gov- and Korea Gas. And Sterritt said he ernment on the Enbridge oil pipeline started getting signals from Victoria proposed to go to Kitimat, in the that the industry doesn’t want to heart of Coastal First Nations terri- buy power from outside producers tory. to drive LNG cooling and compresNot so. Both Ross and Coastal sion. Instead they wanted to power First Nations executive director Art it directly with gas, using equipment

called “mechanical drives” rather than electrical drives. In a letter to Haisla members explaining why he quit the Coastal First Nations, Ross said he was insulted by Sterritt’s comments that the Haisla were choosing “the dirtiest way possible” to ship LNG. Ross noted that emissions would be about the same if gas is burned in the LNG plant or in a power plant nearby. That’s true, but Sterritt points out a critical difference. If LNG producers are allowed to use single-purpose mechanical drives, no renewable energy can ever be added. And as more LNG producers rush into B.C., reserves that would have lasted 75 to 100 years could be depleted in 30. And when the gas is gone? “These big, hulking plants that are going to be in Kitimat are just going to be sitting there, rotting,” Sterritt said. “It happens all over the world.” B.C.’s clean energy plan envisions extending the B.C. Hydro grid, developing run-of-river and wind farms such as the big offshore proposal off Haida Gwaii, and ultimately a future beyond oil and gas. Now, in their rush to develop LNG, Clark and Energy Minister Rich Coleman seem poised to abandon that strategy. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

‘The plan was to follow Clark’s solemn vow to make B.C. LNG the greenest in the world ’


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LETTERS More impudence than courage

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n their recent letters, Dr. Brown and Mr. Harris put forward some very outdated and muddled thinking on land use planning. Firstly, there is no such thing as vacant land, as so well emphasized in the letter by Meg Lainson. For much of our land, the highest and best use is in forests, fields, hedgerows, estuaries and open space. The Regional Growth Strategy and municipal Official Community Plans strive to ensure these landscape values exist in a suitable balance and proportion. Secondly, Dr. Brown is correct in highlighting the exorbitant cost of farmland. What he fails to recognize is land speculation for development and unwarranted ALR farmland removal is a major factor in that high cost. Lastly, as he suggests, it is indeed “possible for healthy residential development to occur provided it follows appropriate rules and guidelines.” Wonderful! And that is just what many informed and forward-looking residents are advocating. However, almost all of the current development applications fall well outside of the appropriate

rules and guidelines. And therein lies the problem; willy-nilly spot rezoning undermines the valuable community designs encouraged in the regional and local-scale planning processes. Before rushing to congratulate Mr. Vantreight, Dr. Brown should appreciate that his proposal was also well outside the appropriate rules and guidelines and hence the ensuing furor. The rules and guidelines are not intended to delay development, but exist to ensure that it is orderly, co-ordinated and an appropriate fit with other land uses. Haste is the enemy of a wellplanned community that serves all residents suitably. Mr. Harris speaks of courage. However, in my opinion, by hand-carrying their developer friends around all the assessment points to a speedy arrival at the finish line, while thumbing their noses at the established protocols, some councillors demonstrate more impudence than courage. Springfield Harrison North Saanich

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Readers respond: Act now before it’s too late The Green Park Estates residents who are concerned about rabbits raise a significant issue (Peninsula News Review, 23 No., 2012). Yes, rabbits can be cute, but they are also capable of devastating damage. Rabbit warrens can be both dangerous and unsightly. They have the potential to significantly disrupt the normal ecology of areas that they invade. More than a decade ago, I consulted with the Victoria General Hospital about the rabbit problem on their grounds. As a biologist with expertise in dealing with problem wildlife, I raised the concern then there was a potential rabbit populations could expand and become even more damaging. Two species of rabbits have established themselves on the Saanich Peninsula: the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus). The latter is more widespread; both are capable of causing great damage. It is the European rabbit that has been so damaging in Australia. No rabbits or hares are native to Vancouver Island. Both European rabbits and eastern cottontails are Schedule C wildlife under B.C.’s Wildlife Act. This means they can be trapped or killed anywhere and at anytime. A hunting licence is not required. Eastern cottontails are now too well established to be eradicated, but the same is not yet true of European rabbits.

Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex, and certified cheques. 15% Buyers premium plus HST in effect. Some items in advertisement are subject to prior sales/error/omissions. All sales are final. For more info call 1.604.808.6808. Licensed auctioneers.

Rabbit problem, holidays I would encourage people with European rabbits in their neighbourhood to make a concerted effort to eradicate the species before it is too late. Mark A. Fraker North Saanich

Keep two days apart December 25th should be observed as a Christian holiday and the observing of Christ’s birth, quietly and reverently but joyously for this happy event. December 26th, Boxing Day should be Santa’s Day for gift giving, parties and all the other hoopla that goes along with anything secular. Then those of us who wish to express “Merry Christmas” and not “Season’s Greetings,” can do so without worrying about offending anyone. I fail to understand how these two events ever came together on the same day, there is really no connection. Ann Drew Saanichton

It’s your turn!

Correction In the letter May needs to stand up to Harper, in our Dec. 7 edtion, the incorrect author was listed. The letter was written by Joan Dean, not Eva Kerr. — Editor

Letters to the Editor

This week in history ■ 1927: Provincial Constable W.H. Hadley is transferred from Alert Bay to Sidney, to serve as the area’s new Constable. ■ 1961: Minimum lot size in Central Saanich is established at approximately one-third acre. ■ 1995: Peninsula Celebrations Society’s new executive includes president Brad McLuskie, Jake Jakubowski, Syd Young, Joan Ballenger, and Erin Campbell. Directors are Bill Ballenger, Ann Romain and Scott McConackie.

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Book goes to the dogs Bill Kierans pens book about local dogs SIDNEY — Sidney is a dog town. We are all aware of the many dogs that frequent the downtown streets. For over a year Bill Kierans, a downtown Sidney resident, has been collecting candid photos of local dogs and recording background and anecdotes about their life. They have been combined into a promotional book called The Dogs of Sidney by the Sea and is now available. The anecdotes include favoured pastimes, history, frequented downtown businesses, regular routines and any other endearing characteristics. Most of the pictures were taken in downtown Sidney but some in nearby communities as well. No book about the dogs of Sidney would be complete without a sample of those hard-working dogs in downtown businesses that welcome customers and maintain a good business tone. The book is not intended as a money making venture. It is being sold for $9.95, some of which is retained by the vendor and the remainder going to production cost recovery. After costs are recovered, additional proceeds will be donated

Win tickets to the Peninsula Players’ Christmas pantomine, Cinderella The Peninsula News Review has five pairs of tickets to give away to the Peninsula Players production of Cinderella Dec. 26-31. Send an email with your name, phone number and home town to reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com and you will be entered to win. Entries will be drawn Dec. 20.

New forestry designation available now

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Proceeds from Bill Kieran’s book will go to the SPCA.

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IDEA Grants Thursday, February 28 Support arts programming by organizations not eligible for other CRD funding programs. For details please visit: www.crd.bc.ca/arts CRD Arts Development Service 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7 T: 250.360.3215 artsdevelopment@crd.bc.ca

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Doors open at 7:00 pm. Buffet Dinner provided by Island Catering at 8:00 pm. Dance to BACKBEAT. Tickets available now at the bar; $40 for Members, $60 for non-members (good reason to join). Shuttle service for a ride home by donation. LIMITED SEATING

NEW YEARS DAY! Dust yourself off and come on down for the New Years Day open house 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Live music from 2-6 p.m. by BACKBEAT Enjoy the traditional Piping in of the Pig @ 3:00 p.m. Followed by pork on a bun and coleslaw for just 5 bucks.

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The Natural Resource Professional (or NRP) designation is new and recent grads from natural resources conservation programs at the University of BC, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern BC can apply today. The NRP designation will allow you to practise aspects of professional forestry in every corner of the province. You might find yourself working for government, consultants, industry, Aboriginal groups and more! For more information and to see which programs qualify, visit our website at www.abcfp.ca.

to the SPCA. A book launch and signing by the author is planned at Tanners Books on Beacon Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

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The Peninsula Panthers prevailed in what turned out to be their only game this weekend against the Westshore Wolves. Panthers’ goalie Josh Round, who is the newest member on the team’s roster, was put to the test during Friday night’s game when he was given the start by new head coach Brian Passmore. Although it took a full 60 minutes for Round to prove his worth, in the end his net-minding skills were the difference maker for the Panthers as he was forced to make a huge save in the final second of play to give the Panthers the 4-3 win. Marking goals during the game were Daniel Welch in the first period and Cole Golka, Josh Adkins and Cole Glover during the power-play. Adkins, who had a three-point night, picked up the first star honours. Spencer Loverock who added two assists during the game was named third star. Round, who blocked 19 of 22 shots by the Wolves, was named the game’s second star. With the win over the Wolves, the

Panthers have once again pulled into a third place tie with Westshore in the Southern Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. On Sunday afternoon, a large crowd showed up at Panorama Recreation Centre as the Panthers planned to host their South Division rivals, the Saanich Braves as well as the Peninsula Minor Hockey appreciation game. Unfortunately, the first puck was never dropped as the ice resurfacer broke down and caused significant damage to the ice which forced the cancellation of the match. Instead of the scheduled game, the Panthers held an impromptu skills competition and, as planned, gifted their special third jersey that was made up for the game to 23 lucky Peninsula Minor Hockey winners. The regular season game against the Braves will be rescheduled for a later date. The Panthers are now preparing for a what should be a tough game against the league-leading Victoria Cougars on Friday night. The last home game before Christmas will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Panorama Recreation Centre. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Saanich Peninsula soccer star named player of the year Brentwood Bay’s Brendon McAdam recognized by CSA Devon MacKenzie News staff

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Brentwood Bay’s Brendon McAdam was the recipient of the Canadian Para Soccer Association’s Player of the Year award last week.

A Brentwood Bay man has been named the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year. Brendon McAdam, 22, was selected for the award based his performance through the 2012 year. “Brendon played a very strong role in our entire 2012 year,” said Canadian Para Soccer coach Drew Ferguson in a press release. “He provides leadership on the field with fierce work rate and com-

mitment.” McAdam is the first-ever winner of the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year award. The introduction of the award coincides with the 20th year of the Canada Soccer Player Awards as well as the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Soccer Association. McAdam, a midfielder, is in his third year with the Canadian Para Soccer program. In June, he helped Canada win the 7-a-side Tournament in Spain with a perfect record of four wins in four

matches. McAdam scored four goals during the tournament, including a hat trick in the final against host team, Catalonia. This week, the Canadian Soccer Association will also announce other annual awards for players who participated the 2012 year. Upcoming announcements include awards for the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year, the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and the Bank of Montreal Canadian Players of the Year. — With files from the CSA

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AN ALBERTA Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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

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HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, paid overtime, beneďŹ ts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 250360-1408 today for an interview.

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SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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2010 LEGEND 4 wheel scooter with jumbo basket, scooter cover, walking cane, ďŹ&#x201A;ag holder and canopy. Like new, always kept in the house. Retail price $4,357, now asking $2050 obo. (250)656-7786.

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

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 OIL HEATERS, $45 obo. Soccer table, $30. Ceramic heater, $20. (250)382-6892. COLLECTION OF 5 Coronation Street books, excellent cond, $45 (all). (250)652-9538 STEWART SHERWOOD Doll $55. Ashley Doll $20. 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; screening $10. (778)265-1615

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1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, ďŹ rewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. Call 250-478-9231.

WISHART AREA: Single hard working mom with 11 yr old and 1 well trained cat, looking to rent a 1 or 2 bdrm, (approx $1000/mo), within walking distance to Wishart school in Colwood. Exc. refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Please call 250-208-0386 and leave message.

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OAK BAY Junction: Jan. 1st. 2-bdrm in quiet, seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 55+ building. $850. Heat, h/w incl. N/P. Share purchase required. 1678 Fort St. (250) 595-4593.

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

ROYAL OAK. Bright 1 bdrm. Large deck, storage, parking. Utils incld. NS/NP. $850./mo. Jan. 1st. (250)652-7729.

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1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).

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

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

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

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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.

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BOATS BOATHOUSE FOR SALE, 27x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; interior dimension, power, lighting, pigeon proof, taller than other boat houses. Below cost at $15,000. Call 250-656-6136. 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.

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CONTRACTORS

GARDENING

HANDYPERSONS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MOVING & STORAGE

RUBBISH REMOVAL

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

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.

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE

DIAMOND MOVING- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

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

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193- NO job too Small or too Large! We do it all. Visa ok. Reasonable rates. (250)590-9653.ELECTRICIAN 20 yrs + exp. Residential: New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. $40./hr. Senior’s Discount. Lic.#3003. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

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

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

CARPET INSTALLATION

FENCING

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

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

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.

LINDA LOU’S residential, commercial. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call 250-818-6373. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. SENIOR CARE- call me for my list of services. Refs avail. Call Cindy, (250)208-6144.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.

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

GARDENING 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, home reno’s, garden clean-ups. CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP? Hedge need a haircut? Tree need a trim? Call Michael at (250)588-9367.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535

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

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

250-889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Gutter & Window Cleaning at Fair Prices!

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

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

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

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

LANDSCAPING

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

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

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

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

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

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS 250.388.3535

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK 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

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

TREE SERVICES

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

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

PAINTING

WINDOW CLEANING

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

BLAINE’S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187.

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

PRESSURE WASHING

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.

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

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

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.

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DEAN PARK ROUTE 6551 - PENDER PARK DR, ORCAS PARK TERRACE,SALISH DRIVE ROUTE 6553 - NASH PLACE, BEAUMARIS PLACE, DEAN PARK ROAD, PENDER ER PARK DRIVE DRIVE, ROUTE 6561 - FOREST PARK DR, STUART PARK TERR, PORTLAND PL, FOREST PARK PL ROUTE 6562 - MAYNEVIEW TERRACE, STUART PARK PLACE, LANGARA PLACE ROUTE 6563 - MAYNVIEW TERRACE,GEORGIA VIEW,PARK PACIFIC TERRACE ROUTE 6566 - MORSEBY PARK, HARO PARK SIDNEY ROUTE 6461 - BEACON AVENUE, JAHN PLACE, SKYLARK LANE BRENTWOOD BAY ROUTE 6005 - VERDIER AVE, HOLLY PARK ROAD, HAGAN ROAD, WAVERLY TERRACE

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Return of the PST worries some businesses Tom Fletcher Black Press

Returning to the old provincial sales tax (PST) next April 1 will increase paperwork for B.C. businesses and cost them harmonized sales tax (HST) credits on equipment and other inputs, the legislature finance committee reminded the B.C. government Wednesday. After its annual tour of the province to get input on the 2013 budget, the committee urges Finance Minister Mike de Jong to consider its expert panel recommendations to ease the impact on business of scrapping the HST. Some industry associations want the government to provide a tax credit that would compensate them for the PST they will have

to pay on purchases of machinery and equipment. Those taxes were lifted under the HST, which recovered revenue by extending seven-per-cent sales taxes to a range of consumer services that won’t be taxed starting next spring. The finance committee was also asked to consult the public on a “made-in-B.C. valueadded tax” that would accomplish some of the goals of the HST under another name. That would be a volatile discussion to begin with a provincial election set for May 14, 2013. The administrative burden of the switch starts with businesses reprogramming cash registers and other systems to go back to two separate sales taxes. The switch to the HST

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Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula’s voice in the community turns 100

You hold in your hands a special section of the Peninsula News Review, commemorating the anniversary of when the paper first started: on December 13, 1912. One hundred years of history is reflected in the pages of what started out as the Sidney and Islands Review, then became the Sidney and Islands Review and Saanich Gazette, followed by the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands Review, then the Sidney Inside Review, and finally • A look at some of the Peninsula News the people behind the Review. Peninsula News Review. A summary of those years can be • How the Sidney and found in our publiIslands Review played cation The Review, a role in bringing compiled by people ferries to the Island. like Judy Reimche • Memorable and Erin Cardone businesses and (both former ediowners who helped tors), Brad Morshape the community. rison of the Sidney Archives, Harry • How today’s Peninsula News Nunn and more. Review offers more Today’s eight page ways to interact with special pullout secthe entire community. tion is but a sample. Copies of The Review, which were published in September of this year, are still available for purchase. So read on and get a feel for the last 100 years. There’s plenty more community news to come.

Front page December 27, 1912

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A NEW COMMUNITY SPARKS A NEWSPAPER’S BIRTH The people behind the creation of the Sidney and Islands Review in 1912 The early years The story of the Peninsula News Review, originally Sidney and Islands Review, began in 1912 when the settlement at Sidney was in its infancy. Its streets were unpaved, there were no sidewalks and its citizens lived without the luxury of a water system, sewers or electric lights. Governance came from the provincial government seated at Victoria, a long dirt road away. The settlement had some essential services: Sidney Trading Post (with the bank in the rear of the store); Berquist’s Old Hall and machine shop — and post office; Saanich Canning Co.; James Critchley’s store; Craig’s blacksmith shop; J.B. Kelly’s store; Munro’s Bakery; and Mackenzie’s butcher shop. There was also a section of the town, stretching from where the old Post Office building now stands at Beacon Avenue and running south on Fourth Street, known as Chinatown. To gain at least a semblance of control over their own destiny, a group of visionary businessmen formed the Sidney Board of Trade, operating as a de facto council, holding the first meeting on Jan. 31, 1912, at J.B. Kelly’s store. They immediately asked B.C. Electric to route its railway line through Sidney, and to provide power and light there. They also prepared a bid to have a breakwater built — an amenity that wouldn’t happen for another 70 years. The initial group of nine businessmen who formed the Board of Trade — J.B. Kelly, J.G. Bilings, C.C. Cochran, H.G. Hannan, H.A.

McKillican, F. North, F.W. Bowcott, S.A. Kelly and F.W. Anderson — were joined by J.J. White, H.A. Dennis, P.N. Tester, G.A. Cochran, T.C. Conocise, A.J. Brown, A. Harvey, L. Adamson, J.J. Johnson and A.R. Kierstad. A core number of that group put up the money to found the Sidney Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd. The press was set up in J.J. (James) White’s cannery building at the wharf. It began as a four-page paper that came out every Friday, and grew to eight pages. It was called the Sidney and Islands Review.

The actual anniversary date of the paper is December 13, 2012 — exactly 100 years since the first edition of the Sidney and Islands Review was printed. Since then, newspapermen and women have come and gone, each leaving their mark on the paper and the community it serves. From the pages of The Review and from unpublished stories researched and written by former editor Judy Reimche, a quick look at some of those personalities. • • • •

The Review is the 100th anniversary special publication, looking back at The first editor was the history of the Peninsula News Mr. Boynton, folReview. It’s still available for sale.

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That excerpt is from The Review, a special magazine produced by the Peninsula News Review, current and former staff, with the help of the Sidney Archives. It was released to the public in September to coincide with a celebration of the News Review’s 100 years of publishing. The release and event were held in the early fall to ensure as many people as possible could join in the celebrations.

lowed by Charles St. Barbe (1913). The first general manager of the Sidney and Islands Review was W.H. Bohannan. In 1914, the editor was A. Emory Moore. In 1918, Moore was replaced as editor by Alfred Cuningham. By 1919, management had changed, with F. (Fred) Forneri of Victoria taking over. He would eventually turn the paper — then known as the Sidney and Islands Review and Saanich Gazette — to

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Special 100th Anniversary pull out PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 As of 1978, Peggie Rowland was managing editor under publisher John Manning. Sports editor was Tom Cronk.

Modern days After 13 years, John Manning sold the Sidney Review, as it was known at the time, to David Black, who is still the current owner under the company name Black Press. The editor remained Peggie Rowland with John Green as reporter. By 1982, the publisher was Bill Loiselle, soon to be relaced by George Manning. He, in turn, was replaced by Reg Cowie in 1984. Rowland left the editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair in 1985, replaced by Hugh Nash. In December of that year, a new editor, Brian Mitchell, was introduced. A year later, both Cowie and Mitchell left The Review, replaced by Vic Swan and Susan McLean, respectively. By 1988, the editor was George Lee. By 1990, it was Glenn Werkman and by 1993 it was Tony Kant. Ken Cyz became publisher, but lasted only until December, when Rory McGrath came in. He was followed by Jim Coulter in 1993 and Corrie Morozoff in 1994. By 1995, the editor was Paul Wyke. Judy Reimche was the new editor in 1998, alongside new publisher Jean Butterfield, who lasted until 2004, replaced by interim publisher Ron Opheim. Sue Hodgson became publisher in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;04, leaving in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;07 to be replaced by Oliver Sommer. Reimche retired in 2007, and senior reporter Laura Lavin took over. Sommer left the Review in 2008 and Penny Sakamoto stepped in as publisher. She would relinquish the job to Jim Parker, who became the publisher in 2010. Erin Cardone replaced Lavin in 2011. Cardone herself left in 2012, replaced by editor

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THE JOHN MANNING AND GEORGE MANNING (NO RELATION) YEARS John Manning, 1968 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 81 In September 1968, J.S. (Claire) Rivers sold The Review to John Manning, who owned it until 1981. Through the years of Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownership, there were several editors, and he was sometimes editor himself. Names that appeared on the masthead included: A.G. Dag, H.V. Green, Lloyd Baker, George Manning (no relation), Stephen Brewer, Bruce Obee and in 1978 Peggy Rowland (publisher through to at least 1982). When Manning took over, he liquidated the Peninsula Printing Co. Ltd. and The Review newspaper. In 1978, it was produced from editorial offices on Third Street, next door to the building it had occupied for more than 20 years. Manning turned The Reviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus to the ocean at its doorstep. An avid deep-sea yachtsman and talented writer, he covered the waterfront beat under the nom de plume of Joshua Perlmutter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a name that sometimes appeared on the masthead alongside his own.

From The Review: David Black and John Manning on March 17, 1982.

Lt. Col. James BrowneHardinge was an even more famous â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or infamous â&#x20AC;&#x201D; creation of Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Letters to the editor from this nom de plume, purportedly from his North Saanich estate, held readers spellbound, some seeing the humour in BrowneHardingeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks and others taking offence. It was learned that a few people even went looking for him but none ever found a mailbox with his name on it. In 1972 Manning sponsored the Great Rowing Review Race, which saw 67-year-old

Steven Heywood. This is by no means an exhaustive list. You can read more about the publishers, edi-

John Newman of Saanichton trounce his nearest rival over a four-mile course. Newman won by 10 minutes, rowing a boat he had built 40 years before. Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsorship, indirectly, created a Peninsula celebrity. Rowers tried, over the next five years, to beat his time, but no one gave him even a close race. Manning still lives on the Peninsula, and continues to be tied to the sea.

four of them as editor. Manning joined The Review shortly after finishing university. A newsman of unusual scope in terms of overall talents, he not only wrote many of the stories for each weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition of Sidneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 64-year-old paper, but edited them, supervised the makeup of each page and then, following the paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearance on the street, sat down and fulfilled the role of accountant for the firm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Editing a weekly newspaper isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a job,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way of life.â&#x20AC;? Since his home adjoined the town firehall, Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work pursued him even into his sleep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first time that siren went off in the middle of the night I leapt straight into the air â&#x20AC;Ś going to accidents especially in the middle of the night, is an unpleasant part of the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The worst was an airplane crash.â&#x20AC;? However, he said the pros of the job far outweigh the cons.

George Manning 1971 & 1975 George Manning served nearly six years at The Review,

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Special 100th Anniversary pull out B4 â&#x20AC;˘ www.peninsulanewsreview.com Continued from previous page In 1975, The Review announced Manning was leaving, and he was taking Sidney photographer Mike Crossman with him. The two were taking over the Juan de Fuca News, a weekly paper circulated by paid subscription through Colwood, Langford and Metchosin. Manning assumed the position of editor while Crossman, who had recently sailed a small yacht halfway around the world, would be his photographer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made a lot of good friends here,â&#x20AC;? Manning said as he left The Review, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;and not a few enemies, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t avoid that in the newspaper business, not if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing your job. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss Sidney.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss most about it is Esther Berryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s afternoon pot of tea.â&#x20AC;? His colleague Mike Crossman was also no stranger to the business of gathering news. The professional photographer covered a multitude of events, mainly on the West Coast of Canada and marketed his photos to newspapers and agencies across the country. He opened a photographic studio in Sidney in 1972, which in conjunction with his duties on the Juan de Fuca newspaper, he continued to operate. John Manning, publisher of The Review, took over the post of editor.

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.S. (Claire) Rivers took over The Review on July 1, 1949, as successor to F.C.E. Ford, who had owned the paper for the past five years. He arrived in Sidney from his native Alberta with his wife and daughter, and with 20 years of solid journalism behind him. After doing his stint as a junior reporter, he rose up the ranks to become the city editor at the Lethbridge Daily Herald. He had interrupted his journalism career for a stint overseas during the Second World War, an experience from which he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t emerge physically unscathed. Graduating from the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training unit at Gordon Head he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. During his tour of duty in Britain and the Continent, he â&#x20AC;&#x153;suffered the trials and tribulations of the majority,â&#x20AC;? but always preferred to recall the better memories of his time overseas. After treatment in British military hospitals, Captain Rivers was repatriated, returning to journalism. When Rivers took over The Review in 1949, he reorganized the business as The Peninsula Printing Co. Ltd. Only a month after taking ownership, he bought a new press so

From The Review: J.S. (Claire) Rivers in 1968.

large that the end of the building had to be removed to get it in. On hand for the occasion were former publishers Ford, Hugh McIntyre and Fred Forneri. Jim Wakefield and A.A. Cormack became company directors. Wakefield had returned to The Review in 1936 and had later recruited Cormack, a printer he had worked with in Winnipeg. Frank Richards was then appointed editor and with those people in place, the paper enjoyed

a long period of progress and remained virtually unchanged until economic pressures forced a decision, in 1968, to change from letterpress to offset production. Also on staff at the time: Mrs. Esther Berry, who was hired in 1949 and in charge of the front office for many years. In the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;20s Joe Musclow started his working career in The Review printing shop. Through the years and changes of ownership he remained with the firm as pressman until 1970 when the job printing business was consolidated in Victoria under the style of Fleming-Review Ltd. Other changes came in the mid1960s, forcing Rivers to take on more tasks. Long-time associate and editor of The Review, Frank Richards, moved on to other fields in 1966, and Rivers took on editorial responsibility. He continued juggling all of the management and editorial duties despite recurring treatment in the Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hospital. After leaving The Review and its parent company, Peninsula Printing Company Limited, Rivers stayed on for a time as a consultant and advisor to the new owner, F.G. Richards, who took over on August 23, 1961.

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CHIEF THUNDERBIRD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coo, what a smasher!â&#x20AC;? uttered by a teenager who met him in London. Oddly, Jean Baptists Paul of the Tsartlip Indian Band (aka Chief Thunderbird) didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get much ink at home, but when he traveled overseas, he was a star. Mrs. Brian Hanson (Lorna Dignan) of Brentwood wrote widely of the chiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successes and experiences during the early days of his European tour. She recalled that a crowd of several hundred people, mostly youngsters, were at the station to see the chief, who was dressed in the ceremonial feathers and dress that he adopted for his wrestling tours. Paul was obviously big news there, but there were no reports found in The Review on his wrestling career, no mention when it began or ended. In January 1931, though, there is a picture of him in a war bonnet, along with a story. After a winning career, on July 30, 1969 his photo was again on the front page with a story about the unveiling of a memorial totem pole at Central Saanich Municipal Hall. Chief Thunderbird died in November, 1966.

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COMMUNITY AND NEWSPAPER HAS ROOTS IN LOCAL BUSINESS Sidney’s first board of trade, modern chambers of commerce and business groups all play a big role With its roots in the first board of trade in Sidney in 1912, the Peninsula News Review has grown along with many businesses and their owners throughout the Saanich Peninsula. For many visitors, these shops and restaurants have become local landmarks — as have many of their owners and their families. One such business that almost every local knows is Mary’s Restaurant. • • • • ary’s Bleue Moon Restaurant has history written all over it. The outside of the building hasn’t changed a lot since it opened in the 1930s as Mary’s Coffee Bar, and airmen and residents lined up outside to sample the home-style fare. Coffee and pie — with real whipping cream — cost just 20 cents. To choose the site, Mr. Green (all that he was known as) measured off 40 paces from the main gate of the Pat Bay Airport and there cleared a spot for his restaurant at 9535 Canora. The front part of the present building is the original café, with the back portion and sunroom built in later years. He called it Mary’s after his step-daughter Mary Chapman and the name stuck for more than 50 years.

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Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe, as it was in the 1930s.

Green did a roaring business and each day dozens of airmen — Air Force fliers undergoing training for the Second World War — lined up outside waiting their turn to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. He sold the restaurant to Ralph Stranger in 1943, who sold it to Harold B. Thompson later that year. Two years later a man called Markle ran it for a few months before

Hugo and Irene Cruickshank settled in for a five-year run. They sold it in 1950 to their in-laws, Cecil and Bessie Moorehouse, and it continued in the family for another 23 years. Enid Shaw and Chris Anglin took over in 1973 and were joined in 1976 by Jack Shaw. In 1982 Bob and Joan Savage, who lived in California, bought the

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place and the adjoining land as an investment. Dave and Linda Goulet managed Mary’s Coffee Bar for almost a year and a half for the Savages. As it closed in December 1980, the shop featured an oldfashioned candy corner, photos of Mary’s from the 1940s and the long, long coffee bar and stools. The coffee shop was closed for several months prior to its pur-

chase in 1992 by Steve Wakefield and Rick Holmes. Jack and Sean McNeill owned the restaurant (now called Mary’s Bleue Moon), so Mary’s Coffee Bar was serving fliers again. Sidney’s heritage advisory committee wanted to have a say in the redevelopment, and its heritage is still seen today with the photographs and memorabilia that decorate the restaurant. Ross Clark and his wife Val, who formerly had the Fox and Hound in Esquimalt, bought Mary’s in February 1995, and have been joined in the venture by their daughter Nicola and her husband Mike, along with chef Adam Hill. “We still get lots of pilots and people interested in airplanes,” Val said. “We have people who fly in from Calgary for lunch from time to time.” Photos line the walls, all of planes, pilots and other reminders of the wonders of flight. Some have graced the walls for decades, and others are brought in by customers. Val said she tries to find room for them all, although space is at a premium now. In one corner is a written history of Mary’s, and photos from when the restaurant was first in business. And then there’s Mary. She’s still there, in photos and in spirit. — by Judy Reimche

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THE REVIEW CAMPAIGNS FOR BETTER ISLAND FERRY SERVICE Editorials, stories prompt responses from the CPR, towns to the ferry issue As detailed in our 100th anniversary publication, The Review, the Sidney and Islands Review played a role for better ferry service to the Island’s communities with a campaign of words in the late 1940s to early 1950s. As the voice of a community, The Review kept pressure on the powers-that-be to help make better ferry service a reality. • • • •

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he fight for ferries continued from all sides in 1951. In April, it was announced that CPR ferry service to Steveston would be cancelled. To keep services at status quo, the Princess Mary would make an additional trip out of Vancouver to the Gulf Islands each Sunday. This caused alarm through the Gulf Islands, and The Review quickly joined its voice in opposition to the proposal for a modern fast ferry service, sent to the CPR president by representatives of the Gulf Islands. In an editorial in November, editor J.S. Rivers took credit for a growing recognition of the need for a more adequate ferry line to serve the Gulf Islands and Saanich Peninsula. “Leadership given to the ferry campaign by The Review last

spring and supported by publicspirited organizations from all different parts of the area impressed on government leaders and others that some steps must be taken to provide a proper transport service.” He said the wheels had been set in motion and he expected success. Coast Ferries Ltd. and Salt Spring Island Group submitted bids for the ferry service, with Salt Spring Island Group, owners of the Cy Peck, winning the competition. Also in 1951, it was announced there would be no Brentwood ferry after January. However, after residents launched an appeal, the government decided to continue the service, under Coast Ferries Ltd., operators of the Brentwood. The Review launched a series of editorials stressing the need for ferries, as this is an island, after all. As July rolled around, a proposal came forward for the Black Ball Line to operate a new ferry service linking Sidney and Steveston, The company applied for service, but was refused, so they applied a second time. In a November editorial, J.S. Rivers urged the CPR to replace the Princess Mary with the Princess Elaine, which could speed up service materially. He also asked

Front page editorial from The Review, March 26, 1952

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ore than two years ago The Review became concerned about the future of ferry service in its territory. We realized that the existing service was preventing full residential, cultural and commercial development. Moreover we were convinced that when the aging Princess Mary gave up the ghost, conditions might deteriorate still further. So we started an ambitious campaign in the form of a series of editorials in The Review. At first we stood practically alone. In fact many scoffed at the very ambitious plan which we outlined. … [Editor credits J.H. Hamilton, formerly of Sidney and now of Victoria, as being a strong supporter.] More allies came onside, and the “powerful dailies” saw the wisdom of our contentions and came to our aid. The Vancouver Province and the Victoria Colonist lent every editorial support the Gulf Islands Improvement Bureau, the Chambers of Commerce of Salt Spring Island, Sidney and North Saanich, Saanich and Victoria, different ratepayers associations in the area, tourism promotion groups and a special ferry committee embracing the Saanich Peninsula and the Islands all rallied in support. Major-Gen. G.R. Pearkes, VC, our member of parliament pressed our case in Ottawa. The Review entered a float in the 1950 Sidney street parade appealing for support of our ferry campaign. It won first place in the contest and provided a lot of valuable publicity to our campaign. Marine regulations forced the CPR to withdraw the Princess Mary from service [the paper foresaw this two years before]. But now the pressure on the CPR was so great that a more adequate service was immediately promised. Heavy expenditures were voted by Ottawa and will provide the wharves to permit the service being launched this year. We have a final thought in connection with ferry development. Residents of South Pender Island cannot at present share in the general joy of progress. Transportation to that beautiful isle will not be improved along with the others, it appears. So let us one and all roll up our sleeves and insist on a better deal for South Pender, too. This can be done either by a bridge or by better boat service. But not one part of this territory should be overlooked when progress is being written into the history of this area.

the CPR to clarify their plans for the Islands service. “More than a year has passed since The Review drew public attention to the fact that the Gulf Islands service was in urgent need for improvement and that the line should be extended to the Saanich Peninsula. It’s high time that the CPR took us all into its confidence. If it is planned to put the Elaine on a three times weekly run from Vancouver, through the Gulf

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Islands and on to Sidney, the company should say so. The wharf at Sidney is already in need of extensive repairs. If it is to be used by so large a vessel as the Elaine, further extensions to the existing wharf are required. An announcement by the CPR would clear the air and the government could be encouraged to not only repair the wharf but extend it as well before next spring,” Rivers wrote. On Dec. 5, the CPR responded.

The Elaine would be placed on the Vancouver-Gulf Islands run that month, stopping at only Port Washington and Ganges, and would make three round trips weekly. The Princess Maquinna would service other island ports every eight days. They also petitioned government to reconstruct the wharves to accommodate the ships. The VancouverGulf Islands service would be extended to Sidney in spring, once repairs to wharf were done.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF NEWS GATHERING IN THE COMMUNITY New technology offers a new outlook on the newspaper business

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uch history has been told through the 100th anniversary of the Peninsula News Review this year. Tales of turnovers in staff and ownership, stories of printing presses and publication name changes and sagas like the Sandown Racetrack and Sidney’s breakwater are all things that have peppered the pages of the Sidney and Islands Review and now the Peninsula News Review. Even though the history behind the newspaper is undoubtedly interesting, the changing face of technology over the last two decades are arguably some of the most drastic and interesting changes the industry has seen. New technologies have not only changed the structure of newsrooms but they have also condensed them. With the ability to share more information, data and photos than ever before at our fingertips, newsrooms have become smaller. In 1988, when the paper was known as the Sidney Review, the news staff made up a five person team (four reporters and an editor). Twenty-four years later, it has been condensed to a two-person newsroom (one reporter and one editor) who still cover as much or more news. This is made possible by the internet, email and social networking. New technologies like the latter have also changed the face of news in other ways

Where once the news was relayed to individuals through a town crier (one seen here in a News Review photo from 1999), modern news is delivered not only on paper but in the ones and zeros of the digital world.

over the same short time frame. No longer does the public have to wait to hear about the day’s news. The spread of information has become immediate and the forum for talking about news has become

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larger and larger. Editors and reporters are now able to connect directly with individuals and open photo galleries and pages give readers the ability to share their own snapshots and opinions on news of the hour. Video, too, is a modern addition to the

Peninsula News Review. We have the capability of brining to our readers (and viewers) special events and personalities from our communities. This means the storefront is no longer the only connection point between news staff and the public. For instance, this year the Peninsula News Review used social media in numerous ways to network with its online — and broader community — audience. The Peninsula News Review used its Facebook page to host a photo gallery of readersubmitted photos for the I Heart Sidney online gallery as well as using the platform to offer contests, spread the word and share content from the paper’s website. The News Review also reached out to Facebook followers for images of the fire at Vantreight Farms and used Twitter to break news on various topics, including the recent story of former Central Saanich district councillor Terry Siklenka’s resignation. Overall, new technologies have increased the amount of information we can convey to our readers and have given readers the ability to let us know what’s going on in their community. To connect with your community newspaper today, walk in through our door — both at our office on Second Street in Sidney, and our online portal at www.peninsulanewsreview.com. — by Devon MacKenzie, reporter

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A Message from Foundation President, Gordon Benn December, 2012 Dear Friends, One hundred years. It’s a long time for anything to survive and the Peninsula News Review has “been there and done that”! It has documented the founding and growth of our communities, as well as the organizations that serve them. It’s been there to report on the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation’s work at our hospital, and has helped us get our message out to you. I want to take this opportunity to thank the publishers, editors and reporters of the Peninsula News Review for their generous support during the twenty-seven years we have raised funds to improve health care facilties and equipment at our community hospital. Thanks also to you, the reader, for reading the Peninsula News Review. Because of the articles about our efforts, many of you chose to make contributions to the Foundation. All of us, hospital staff, Foundation staff and many volunteers, are profoundly grateful. I’ve only been President for a few months, but people are already letting me know how they feel about “their” hospital. Just last week, a fellow Rotarian told me she had been to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital for tests and “…the staff was amazing. Friendly, efficient and helpful.” This Christmas, I will be making gifts in honour of people I care about to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. Through my involvement with the Board I have learned that it is a sound place to invest my donor dollars. I hope that at this giving time of year, you, like the Peninsula News Review, will remember to support the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. After all, it’s our hospital! All the best from us at the Foundation to you and your family,

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