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B.C. Aviation Museum President Stephen Gordon stands in the main display area of the museum at the Victoria International Airport. The museum hosts aviation industry businesses, educators and interested students at their second career day this Saturday. See the story on page three.

Sidney mulls a hike to its industry tax rate Town currently one of the lowest light industrial tax jurisdictions in B.C. Steven Heywood News staff

Ten light industrial properties in the West Sidney industrial area are facing higher taxes if the municipality can successfully change their tax rate. On the bright side, it could take as long as two years before the rate hike could come into effect.

Citing an imbalance between the class five (light industrial) rate and those of class six properties (business), Town of Sidney staff are recommending a shift towards bringing those two rates closer together. Had class five properties been taxed at the class six rate, according to a staff report, the town would have brought in an additional $79,500 in 2012.

“This would have allowed us to reduce the general tax increase that was applied to all property classes,” stated director of corporate services Andrew Hicik in a Jan. 29 report to council. He cites a combination of provincial tax credits, rate adjusting and no clear town policy for creating the imbalance. “We need to have a strong econ-

omy and you can’t tax your way into that,” said Councillor Marilyn Loveless at council’s Feb. 4 meeting. She was, however, speaking in favour of the tax rate standardization plan. Loveless noted the town has had its own costs increased in recent years and any reduction in taxes would mean a loss of some services.

“We need to have a hard look at where the town and its residents can get the best value for their tax dollars.” Coun. Tim Chad added there’s a clear difference between the class five and six tax rates and said he’s convinced there needs to be a change. PLEASE SEE: Industrial tax rate, page 4

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Paying more for beer could save lives UVic research team says deaths could be avoided if people bought less booze Arnold Lim News staff

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B.C. Aviation Museum President Stephen Gordon stands with the museum’s newest display, a performance sailplane. Career Day this Saturday is both a chance for students to learn about the aviation industry and for the museum to show its stuff.

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Saturday is the second annual Career Day at the B.C. Aviation Museum, featuring some of the region’s big players in the industry. Students from all over Vancouver Island — and the two closest school districts to the mainland ferry terminal at Tsawassen — have been invited to meet with aviation industry representatives, as well as colleges that specialize in aviation education. Museum President Stephen Gordon said their first Career Day, held last year,

was a success with more than 200 students coming through their doors. “We’re hoping there will be more this year,” Gordon said. There is no charge to exhibitors and educators, who will be setting up booths and tables in the main museum display area. Gordon said the objective is to use the facility to advance the aviation industry as best it can — while itself a tribute to what has gone before. “It’s a way of giving something back to the industry,” he explained, “and repaying all of the public support we have received over the years.”

Co-sponsored by the Victoria Airport Authority, itself an exhibitor, there will 11 to 13 other groups at Career Day: Action Ultralights, Department of National Defence, Viking Air, University of Victoria, Victoria Flying Club, Transport Canada, North Island College, NAV Canada, West Jet, Victoria Airport Firefighters and Coastal Pacific Aviation. Another two potential exhibitors had not confirmed as of press time. Career Day takes place Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the B.C. Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd. at the east end of the airport.

It may not be popular with the pub crowd, but bumping up the minimum cost of alcoholic drinks could save lives, according to researchers at the University of Victoria. Joint research by the University of Victoria, the University of Toronto and the University of Sheffield in the U.K. indicates boosting the average minimum cost for alcohol from about $1.25 per “standard drink” – roughly a can of beer or glass or wine – to $1.50 would improve public safety and government profits. “We know what impact it’s going to have on probable rates of admission to hospital on alcoholrelated injuries and death,” said Tim Stockwell, the study’s principal investigator. “The government (also) collects more revenue and the “The bottom retailers make more line is consumption money.” The research estigoes down a little, mates 39 fewer premaespecially the heavy ture deaths, 244 fewer hospital admissions drinkers.” and more than 1,000 fewer crimes commit– Tim Stockwell ted in B.C. after only one year, in addition to an increase of $2.8 million in provincial and $1.7 million in federal taxes. The study looked at alcohol-related injuries and deaths, hospital admissions, crime, government revenue and alcohol expenditures for light, moderate and heavy drinkers. Stockwell, who works with UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research, said their research shows heavy drinkers would be affected most with an increase of more than $200 per year, and moderate drinkers would have an increase of about $11 per year. Light drinkers would have little extra expenditures. “The bottom line is consumption goes down a little, especially the heavy drinkers, it doesn’t affect light drinkers and moderate drinking doesn’t change much at all,” Stockwell said. Norman Giesbrecht of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and a co-investigator on the project, said there is evidence to show that strong alcohol polices can go a long way. PLEASE SEE: Alcohol pricing is efficient, page 5


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Just one in every 10 litres of clean water used in the home is consumed as drinking water or used in cooking. The rest of the potable water you use ends up down the drain to flush your toilets, wash your clothes, clean your home and wash yourself in the bathtub or shower. Students at elementary and middle schools in Greater Victoria may soon be spouting off similar facts and information about water quality and climate change, as the Capi-

tal Regional District launches a new in-school education campaign called Every Drop Counts. Schools will be provided with lesson plans, activities, videos and materials to help young students become water stewards, according to the CRD. “The tools, materials and activities included in the Every Drop Counts resource offer teachers more information about … how we can all play a role in conservation,” Mervyn Lougher-Goodey, chair of the Regional Water Supply Commission, said in a release.

A second campaign, The Climate Change Showdown, delivered by the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association and geared towards Grade 4 through 7 students, aims to teach kids about climate change through in-class lessons and an at-home energy consumption reduction contest. “Providing resources and support for schools through programs like these is just one way that the CRD is helping to create a culture of sustainability among residents” Larisa Hutcheson, general manager CRD Environmental Sustain-

ability, said in a release. The educational programs were launched Feb. 14 at Saanich’s Doncaster elementary school. “Having access to free programs, information and resources on environmental issues is a great way to support schools and young learners,” said Marla Margetts, vice-principal of Doncaster. “We have an engaged student population and teachers who strive to deliver locally relevant curriculum.” For more on the educational resources, visit

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Industrial tax rate change could bring in extra revenue to Sidney Continued from page 1

The importance of eye care Vision is one of our most valuable assets. Most people take their sight for granted and yet almost everything we do in life depends on it. Maintaining eye health and vision is an important part of our health care system. Having regular eye exams by a doctor of optometry can ensure that not only is your vision functioning properly, but also, that your eyes are healthy. Many health problems can be detected through the eyes. For example, diabetic patients should have yearly eye exams to rule out damage to the back of the eyes, because loss of vision can result if left untreated. During the eye exam, the optometrist will determine if corrective lenses would significantly improve your vision. Often people, who have never had an eye exam, do not realize what they are missing. This is particularly true of children. The optometrist can put all doubts aside, and if corrective lenses are required, a prescription will be provided to meet your specific vision requirements. A visit to the optometrist will ensure your vision and eye health remain at their best.

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greater than business taxes. Currently, Sidney’s light industrial tax is one of the lowest in the province (1.8658 times its residential rate of 2.74 per $1,000 of assessed value). In 2008, the rate was equal to the business class and affected eight properties. If the rate was increased last year, Hicik reported that it would have generated

an estimated $80,000 in additional revenue. That could have reduced this year’s projected overall tax increase in Sidney from 3.19 per cent to 2.77 per cent. Mayor Larry Cross reminds people this is a proposed tax rate change only, and part of the town’s ongoing budget talks. Cross said West Sidney industrial area businesses are obviously

concerned with the impact of new taxation. The mayor added, however, the town would look to improve its services to the area as a result of the additional money brought in. Council voted to allow staff to proceed with the rate standardization plan, looking at either a one-or-two-year phase-in period. editor@peninsula

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Alcohol pricing is efficient Continued from page 3

They can, he said, help reduce the harm for heavy drinkers. Implementing changes wouldn’t involve any significant additional training or financing for businesses or inspectors for government, he said. “Compared to other things, such as changing the system ... pricing lends itself administratively to being efficient,” Giesbrecht said. “It is (also) much wider in scope and range than some other measures which would also be important but would be more focused.” But Giesbrecht cautioned against considering any single solution as a magic bullet to fix alcohol-related problems. “There are other tools in the pricing area that also need to be considered, the average price should keep pace with the cost of living,” he added. “The pricing should (also) be linked to the strength of the alcohol. I should not be able to pay the same amount for an eight per cent beer as for a 3.5 per cent beer. It just encourages intoxication.” While the information is out there, Stockwell said it is up to the public and the politicians to decide what is most important before making an informed deci-

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Tim Stockwell, from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research, said that an increase to a minimum alcohol price in B.C. would bring in more revenue for the government and could potentially save lives. sion. “It depends on one’s priority,” Stockwell said. “Is it for saving lives and preventing people from getting injured? Or is one’s greater priority on freedom and

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French fry oil fire destroys hedge Steven Heywood News staff

A family living in a house in the 8100 block of East Saanich Road is lucky to have only lost their hedge to fire on Sunday. Central Saanich Fire Chief Ron French said an oil fire that got out of control could have been much worse. The male resident of the home had been cooking french fries in oil, said French, when the oil spilled and caught on fire. An attempt to extinguish it with a pot lid failed and the man then took the burning pot of oil outside. From the deck, the man flung the burning oil over the side and onto a very wet hedge. “It’s the worst thing you can do,” said French. “When oil hits water it just expands it, basically.” The hedge, despite recent rain, exploded into flame. “It could have been potentially devastating,” he said. The fire department was called and firefighters used water mixed with foam to douse the burning hedge. There was no damage to the house, or inside the home, but French said the man suffered burns to his hand and forearm.

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Tax change is only fair Balancing a budget is never easy for a municipality of any size, especially when faced with increased costs outside of its control. The Town of Sidney is facing that dilemma in its update of its five-year financial plan. General taxpayers are faced with a projected tax rate increase of 3.19 per cent — They need a rate that town say will most certainty in their staff likely come down tax bill as they and council work through their priorities for 2013. One way the town is exploring to get extra revenue is increasing its light industry (class 5) tax rate. Since 2008, that rate has dropped significantly — about a full percentage point below that paid by commercial taxpayers. Normally, it is the practice of B.C. municipalities to keep those levels equal, or perhaps higher for the light industrial property owners. A lack of firm policies in place, market conditions and a provincial industry tax credit since 2009 have contributed to Sidney’s rate falling so far. Now, the town wants it raised to get on par with their peers. The proposed rate hike will bring in an estimated $80,000 if it’s done all at once. If raised over two years, that would be halved. That money would be used to help lower the overall general tax rate from 3.19 to 2.77 per cent. If the town pursues this change, they need to take staff advice and put policies in place to ensure they don’t send local industrial property owners on a roller coaster ride. They, like the rest of Sidney business and residents, need certainty in their tax bill. With only 10 light industrial taxpayers in West Sidney, the impact of this change will be felt by those businesses. Yet, they will end up paying what their commercial counterparts pay, and that’s only fair. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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


B.C. gas boom is real, all right Whether Christy Clark’s governbered for industrial traffic. Hydraument survives the May election lic fracturing, already in use when or not, the natural gas “Prosperity our farm was drilled, has been Fund” idea floated in last combined with directional week’s throne speech is a drilling to open up huge useful one. new supplies. B.C. is poised to join A farming community Alberta in the upper called Montney is the latrank of energy producest hot play, yielding not ing jurisdictions, with only shale gas but petroan expanding network leum liquids, which are of natural gas collection, valuable for diluting heavy refining and processoil among other things. ing into liquid (LNG) B.C. has never seen for export. Clark’s prethis kind of international election throne speech Tom Fletcher investment interest before. proposed a resource fund Initial projects have been B.C. Views similar to Alberta’s Herijoined by global players tage Fund that would be reserved such as British Gas, and Mitsubishi, for debt reduction and major a key player in Japan’s replacement projects, rather than spent on of its devastated nuclear power proprograms, which tends to happen gram. under the political pressure of fourSpectra Energy, which operates year election cycles. one of North America’s biggest Opposition politicians and media gas processing plants at Fort Nelcommentators have dismissed son and has another one under this as a pre-election stunt. They construction nearby, has begun note that the LNG industry in B.C. work on a third plant near Dawson doesn’t exist yet and may never Creek. Spectra and British Gas have produce the hundreds of billions of also proposed the latest of several dollars projected over 30 years. pipelines, to move all this gas to an I returned for a visit to B.C.’s LNG terminal at Prince Rupert. The northeast earlier this month and I Kitimat-Prince Rupert region now can tell you the gas boom is real. has at least five proposed terminals, My parents homesteaded east of with investors including Shell, ChevDawson Creek near the Alberta ron, ExxonMobil and state players border in 1962 and I recall when from China and Korea. our farm was drilled for gas by Gulf All this is happening as shale Canada 40 years ago. gas is developed across the U.S. as Many more gas wells have been well. As with oil, Canada is a captive drilled since then and country of the U.S. market, and the flood roads have been widened and numof new gas supply has the North

American price at rock bottom. At least B.C. hopes it’s the bottom. Gas royalties passed forest income to the B.C. treasury many years ago and now as the forest industry struggles to recover, the province faces tumbling revenues from gas. Why would B.C.’s shale gas be seen as a priority for new global investment in LNG? For one thing, we’re a stable democratic country with a mature industry and competent regulation. Secondly, the shipping advantage of the Kitimat and Prince Rupert ports to the Pacific Rim has finally been recognized internationally, as coal, forest products, grain and container traffic has climbed in recent years. B.C. has another advantage that appears to be increasingly important. The shale gas deposits are deep, under a kilometre or more of solid rock, and most are in remote, sparsely inhabited locations. That adds cost to the pipeline system, but it has a benefit. At the beginning of the year I predicted that the international protest movement that dishonestly targets Alberta oil would soon turn to demonizing natural gas. That pseudo-scientific attack has begun, right here in B.C. I’ll have more on that in a subsequent column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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LETTERS Growth happens, so we must prepare for it


orth Saanich has systematically denied anything that would allow any kind of development to the point that the area demographics is seriously compromising the future of a mixed community. Young families cannot afford to live in the area, schools’ enrolment is decreasing and even though it is a mostly senior population there are no provisions for seniors’ homes. A dysfunctional council and administration is making things worse for all tax-

payers. Council members are not allowed to speak directly to staff and all questions are answered during council meetings to the dismay of those that need to have items discussed in an expedient manner. Additional costs are incurred to cover the incompetency such is the case for the need of an arbitrator. This should be paid from the pockets of mayor and council and not the taxpayers. Other expenses are the result of stalling tactics to avoid any kind of development, such

Readers respond: Quantum leap in rationality Re: GM Foods not a big concern, PNR, Feb. 1, 2013. Mr. Hepworth, president of Croplife Canada, obviously believes in the adage that if you repeat a story often enough, it will become true, or at least more convincing. His remarks that we have always been genetically modifying plants is true but to imply there is little difference between a farmer grafting apple trees and what labs are doing to create new herbicide-and-pesticide-resistant plants is a quantum leap in rationality. With respect to GM food safety records, there is growing evidence the increase in irritable bowel syndrome is the result of our consumption of wheat that was genetically modified in the early 1970s. Mr. Hepworth’s faith in Canada’s “strict regulations” by CFIA and Health Canada is most likely due to the intense lobbying effort of his industry to model any regulations to fit their needs. There is more to motivate corporations than helping our drought-stricken third world countries and to offer our farmers new choices. It is the monopoly of the food supply. Why else would Monsanto practise its policy of litigative terrorism against small farmers that stand in their way or refuse to comply with their wishes? If Mr. Hepworth and

his ilk truly have conviction of their words, then have them quit fighting the labelling of all GM food products and let the public make their own choices. S. James Pender Island, B.C.

We have food choices Thanks to Virginia Smith and Bob Savage for taking the time to express their concerns. For those of us who are complacent in their acceptance of the worldwide food disaster that has been created for the enormous profits of a few huge globalized corporations at the expense of the health and well being of billions of people, I say take a closer look at what is going on. Our governments have supported this development and stood by while it has taken shape. Our trust in government has been betrayed. This condemnation sounds extreme and controversial, if not biased, but if you look into what you are being fed, you will likely be looking for change. We are so blessed to live here on the Saanich Peninsula. My wife and I choose to avoid GMO foods. We avoid HFCS. We do not support CAFO and battery-produced animal products. We avoid fast-foods. We choose local first regardless of cost. We support SmallScale-Intensive Organic local producers. We support local staplefoods farmers. We grow at home. We bake our own organic bread

case is the housing study being currently conducted. A thorough housing study was completed a few years ago and the mayor and council “selected” parts of the study that were convenient to their anti-development strategy. Growth happens and we have to plan for it. We want mixed communities, people of different age, gender, backgrounds, cultures, and income because this is what makes a community vibrant and prosperous. An intelligent development approach would allow for the rural areas

to stay rural, for businesses to have customers, and for residents to have a place to work and to live. The principles of sustainability are not only to protect the green spaces, it is also to reduce the carbon footprint of people driving from the Western Communities to the Peninsula because they cannot afford a place to live, increased density in areas already serviced is sustainable and is the responsible approach to a “green” future. Silvia Bonet North Saanich

GM foods debate, food choices on the Islands, heritage lost to Saanichton exclusively. We have found through years of interest in the subject of food that the best diet over all is a plantbased whole-food diet rich in variety with a very limited amount of animal-based food. Our diet is fabulous. Our health is too. Arm yourself with knowledge. We have choices here that many other people worldwide don’t. It’s a blessing. Let’s do the necessary to have a safe and sustainable food supply for our Island. The world could benefit from our example. It starts with knowledge. Brian Trotto Central Saanich

A vision for Saanichton I read with interest the article A vision for the village, PNR, Feb. 8 2013. Some 45 years ago when I moved to Saanichton, there were four buildings standing that could have qualified for

heritage status. The Agriculture Hall, situated on the old fairground site, the veranda style general store on the South West corner of East Saanich and Mount Newton, the old leaded window post-office on the North East corner of Wallace and East Saanich, later known as “Johnson Digins“ and finally the Stone House on Prosser Road. Sadly, all have been demolished and been replaced with condominiums, town houses and stores. The cry from wouldbe developers, is, ”they were rotten, rat infested” ... whatever argument needed to allow the bulldozer to flatten them into the ground and render them dust and rubble. I have video of the Agriculture Hall in Saanichton being smashed to pieces by a giant wrecking ball. The huge timbers that held it up were solid cedar, not a wormhole in sight. What a center point

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the hall would have made for the village and, yes, a tourist draw too. On the mainland in Langley a similar hall has been given a new

lease on another 100 years. It has been lovingly restored, and is a delight to visit. Yes, we need to move forward and provide dwellings for newcom-

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of course. You know that saying “killing with kindness” is somethng gardeners try to avoid. Read the instructions if all else fails. Out on the balcony there are two, four-inch pots of polyanthus in bloom — one a dark blue and the other bright yellow. I haven’t been to a nursery recently but think they must have polys for sale either now or will have very soon. These are so colourful when days remain dark and cloudy. A breath of spring? The geraniums out there have survived but they do look pretty sad and in need of some loving care, so it’s some fertilizer for them as well. I’d like to dig some bone meal in around them but planted a lot of bulbs in with them so will need to be careful not to uproot the bulbs in trying to help the geraniums. I went out and had a good look at that planter and was delighted to see one leaf from bulbs I’d forgotten I’d planted last fall. Welcome! Welcome! Helen Lang has been the Peninsula News Review’s garden columnist for more than 30 years. • A11

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Premier launches LNG Prosperity Fund Liberals’ budget plan leans on natural resource to pay down B.C.’s $56 billion debt Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark kicked off the pre-election legislature session Feb. 12 with a pledge to establish a new fund from natural gas exports to support social programs and pay down debt. The main purpose of the “British Columbia Prosperity Fund” will be to pay down debt, starting in 2017 when the first liquefied natural gas facilities begins to ship LNG for export from the northern coast to Asian markets. It will be funded by a tax on LNG exports, as well as gas producers’ corporate taxes and traditional natural gas royalty revenues.

The new fund is patterned after Alberta’s Heritage Fund, set up in 1976 as a legacy for Alberta’s oil and gas revenues. The B.C. fund would receive an estimated $100 billion from LNG revenues over 30 years, based on an assumption of five LNG production facilities exporting gas from the KitimatPrince Rupert region. The plan was presented in the throne speech delivered Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, to open a four-week legislature session leading up to the May 14 provincial election. The key task for the B.C. Liberal government in that session is to pass legislation returning the provincial

sales tax to B.C. effective April 1, and the speech hinted at relieving that tax as one use for the new fund. “Whether it is eliminating the provincial sales tax, or making long-term investments in areas like education or vital infrastructure that strengthen communities – these are the kinds of opportunities the B.C. Prosperity Fund can provide,” the speech says. NDP leader Adrian Dix said the government’s focus on LNG development is at odds with its heavily advertised jobs plan, with little mention of forestry, mining, tourism, film and TV production or high technology. The government missed its natural gas revenue tar-

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Premier Christy Clark, flanked by Energy Minister Rich Coleman (top) and Finance Minister Mike de Jong, has made a new natural gas revenue fund a centrepiece of her pre-election throne speech.

gets in a budget update six months ago, so projecting LNG revenues many years in the future is questionable at best, he said. The government estimates that if B.C.’s LNG

mega-project develops as expected, and all of the fund’s revenues are directed to debt reduction, B.C.’s $56 billion debt could be paid off within a decade. The province currently pays

about $2.5 billion a year in interest on the debt. There has been a rush of international investment interest in northeastern B.C.’s shale gas deposits. Companies include

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In their last game of the regular season on Friday night, the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Kerry Park Islanders 3-2 in an overtime win. But the real test will come this week at the Panthers prepare to face off against their rivals, the Victoria Cougars, in round one of the VIJHL playoffs. The Cougars finished the regular season with a 45-1-2 record, and although the task seems daunting for the upcoming best of seven series, the Panthers are revved up to play their best hockey, said Hockey Operations Manager, Pete Zubersky. “There might not be one person on Vancouver Island who thinks that we have a chance to win this series”, said Zubersky. “We are definitely the David in this David and Goliath story, but we are

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SPOONER, MARIE GRAHAM (nee Richardson) October 9, 1919 2019 - February 12, 2013 Our precious Marie passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, three weeks after suffering a stroke. She leaves her loving husband of 67 years, Bob; one surviving sister, Evelyn, of Medicine Hat; children: Rod (Claudia), Kathy (Ken), and Lawrie (Jewel), grandchildren: Megan (Hans), Morgan (Dallas), Myles (Nancy), Angela, and Scott (Whitney); and great grandchildren: Camden, Devon and Ethan. Marie was born in Calgary and grew up on a farm in Alsask, near the Alberta - Saskatchewan border. After High School in Nanton, she trained as a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary in 1942, she met her future husband, Bob, a pilot instructor, at a country dance. When he went overseas, she joined the Canadian Pacific Airlines as a Stewardess and later did private duty nursing. Marie’s many joys revolved around her love of people. Family & friends and even strangers were welcomed in to share coffee & goodies + conversation or feasts on the patio.

201E Emily Roberts 80 Cadillac Avenue, Victoria, BC 212 Everett Napolean 2828 Rock Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC 22 Andrew Rowe 1215 Dundas Lane, Victoria, BC 262 Paul Smith 231-2828 Rock Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC 280 Kathleen McKenzie 918 Collinson, Victoria, BC 310 Linda Malmloff 628 Head Street, Victoria, BC 337 Mark Steele 250 - 525 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC 349 Jordan Moreland 901 Garthland Road, Victoria, BC


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A119 Jerett Brumsey 102 Egerton Cresent, Victoria, BC AA5164A Nicole Lake 1891 19th Ave #47, Campbell River, BC A sale will take place at the Storage location on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each room.

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A celebration of life will be held at First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral & Quadra St., on Friday, February 22nd at 2pm.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND VIDEO camera at Fort & Douglas. Call to identify at 250-475-6858 leave message.

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A116 Anna Butler 5012 49th Ave., Fort Nelson, BC

The family wishes to thank Dr. V. Cowan and the staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital for their kindness and wonderful care.

In lieu of flowers, please carry out a random act of kindness to pass on Marie’s love.



Under the Warehouse’s lien act: Against the following persons goods left in storage, if monies are not paid in full by 5pm, Wed. March 6, 2013 and the contents of the lockers removed from the premises @ 878 Viewfield Rd, Victoria, BC that the contents of the following lockers will be sold. Jeff Alexander, Robyn Bhattacharyya, Samantha Carr, Caroline Chalmers, Wayne Chih, Kimberlie Gilbert, Ryan Gilmartin, Dave Gray, Debra Harrison, Eric Joa, David Johnson, Kristine Dudley, Peggy Johnson, Rachelle Lavergne, Erinn McCann, Dominique Parmentier, Den Perry, Lance Primrose, Rory Duff, Bonnie Royston, Darrell Straker, Serkan Tabanli, Tristan Taylor, Barb Wisniewski, Judi Young.

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Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

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LIVE IN cook/house coordinator for small seniors home. For particulars go to contact page at: PARTS COUNTERPERSON REQUIRED FOR HEAVY TRUCK DEALER- Ideal candidate should be customer-focused, have mechanical knowledge and have computer experience. Preference will be given to those who have truck, auto, or industrial parts experience. Permanent full-time, varied shifts on a rotational basis. Bailey Western Star Trucks Inc. (Freightliner) is offering competitive remuneration and excellent benefits to the right applicant. Apply by email only to: nhalliday@ b a i l ey we s t e r n s t a r. c o m . Please - no phone calls or drop-ins. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to or fax 780-955HIRE or

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DIRECTOR OF Public Works & Engineering, Competition #13-05 for the City of Quesnel. Please refer to our website at for more information on municipal services and a full job description. City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel BC V2J 7J5 Fax (250) 992-2206 or Email:


•Ironworkers •Piledrivers PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. is accepting resumes for the above skilled tradespersons for an upcoming project in Victoria. Certifications and training in Fall Pro, CSTS09 and Aerial Platform required. Send resumes via fax 604-241-5301 or SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast



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Deckhand- Looking for deckhands at marine towing company. Requirements: ROCMC, SMVOP, MED A2 and marine first aid (all current) Tug Boat Captain- Looking for Tug Boat Captains at marine towing company. Requirements: 60 ton ticket, seafarers, medical (all current), and at least 5 yrs seatime working as a Captain on a tug boat.

LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallers • Grapple Yarder Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Grader Operator • Boom man • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to


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1 BEDROOM apt in Landmark building Sidney. Ocean view. Non-smoking, no pets. In suite laundry, concrete building. Call 250-415-3984.

$449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo 1-888-481-9660.

FLORENCE LAKE, 2 bdrm upper suite, 2 private entrances & decks, 6 appls. Non smokers. Avail March 1st. $1400 utils incl. 250-391-1967.




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

DAN THE Wood Man. Taking Spring orders. Seasoned Fir. Call 250-889-5143.

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

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

PETS PETS Standard Poodle Pups, CKC, $1300+. Red, Black Abstracts. Call 604-626-4683 or email:

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS FREE. 2 black Ikea Bistro chairs. Call (250)655-0836. FREE: SINGLE wooden bed, in good shape. Please call (250)590-8908.

FRIENDLY FRANK NOVELTY PHONES; teddy bear, Garfield and baseball for $99. Call (250)386-9493. PLAYTEX SUPER Look, new panties in boxes, size L, white. 4 pair $20. 250-383-5390.

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

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

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!


FURNITURE MOVING SALE; 2 electric bed frames, sofa, loveseat and ottoman, occasional chairs, tables, chest of drawers and other misc items. Call for viewing (250)655-3010.

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

Call: 1-250-616-9053

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS $200,000, PRIVATE 18.5 acreage overlooking lake at Honeymoon Bay. Near park, beach, store, zoned A1. Call (250)709-9656.

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 THE NEWLY Renovated Sidney Buy & Sell is Now Open! Grand Opening Specials on all Household furniture. Come see our New Mattress Showroom, 9818 4th St. Sidney. WASHER AND Dryer (Maytag), Heavy Duty, 1 year old, like new, white, $850. Call (250)629-3102.

Duncan, 2 bed, 2 bath adult Condo, #3-370 Cairnsmore St. Level entry, patio, small pet ok. Newly reno’d. $146,000. (250)597-8070

Call us today to place your classified ad 250.388.3535

CEDAR HILL- 1 bdrm, bright, clean. N/S, cat ok. $690. 250655-5060 leave msg. ESQUIMALT- fully eqip furn condo, 6 mos, Apr 15-Oct 15, 1 bdrm+ den, 1.5 baths, water/mtn views. NS/NP utils parking incld. $1100. Call 250382-3630.

SIDNEY: DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, rec room, ocean views, $1450. Call 250-656-5430. WINTER VACATION Home in sunny Mesa, AZ. Gated 55+ community, 5 pools & hot tubs, Wood work shop, stain glass making, computer courses, tennis, etc, site café, w/live Music, nearby golf courses. 250-245-0295. $8,900. Email:


ARGYL MANOR 9861 Third St., 1 BDRM, F/S, common W/D N/S, N/P, HT & HW incl’d. $860/lease. Avail Feb. 15th. Call 250-475-2005, ext 227.



SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT


RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: Bright 1 bdrm deluxe suite. Short term. Call (250)514-7747.

HOMES FOR RENT LANGFORD- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available now. (250)885-9128. SIDNEY, 3 bdrm, newly reno’d, full bsmt, fenced yard, 1.5 bath, N/S, N/P, $1400 mo, avail immed. (250)710-4185 or



SHARED ACCOMMODATION GOLDSTREAM AREA: 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray, 778-433-9556.

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LANGFORD- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 1200 sq ft, fully reno’d, deck, wood F/P, 6 appls, lrg yard. Avail now. $1500, N/S, pet’s ? Ref’s req’d. 250-516-3453.


VICTORIA HOUSING. $475$575 all incl, suits working/students, disability. 778-977-8288

SIDNEY: 3 bdrm in great location with nice yard, pet ok. 5 appliances. $1380./mo. Call (250)516-0104.



BRENTWOOD BAY: 1 bdrm, 1 bath, ground floor suite. NS/NP. Avail. Mar. 1st. $800+ util’s. Call (250)652-1725 .


COLWOOD- 2 bdrm level entry, shared W/D, NS/NP. Refs, $1100 incls utils. 250-391-7915 GLEN LAKE- cozy 1 bdrm in private home. NS/NP, utils incld’d, $750. (250)474-4682. ONE BEDROOM suite in North Saanich available April 1st. Very private, separate from main house, 650sqf total. Off street parking, sun deck, laundry room. Includes heat, hydro, cable, internet. No smoking, no pets. $1000 month. 250-818-7672 SOOKE 1 br + office, large quality walk-in + private storage, laundry rm, F/P, all included, sm pet, quiet N/S, refs, $820.250- 642-5332

ROOMS FOR RENT SIDNEY. FURNISHED room. satellite, laundry, heat, hydro, $500./mo. 250-654-0477.



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BACHELOR PAD for rent at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. Hydro, cable, wireless internet. $500 per month. 250-9549547.

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

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

TAX 250-477-4601

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

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.


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


LINDSEYS HOUSE Cleaning Sidney-Brentwood - Excellent References - 250-896-0703

J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193- RENO’S, res & comm. Knob and tube rmvl. No job too small. Lic# 22779. (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.



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.


A1 DIAMOND Moving- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

Go With The Flow Installations. All residential Heating, Ventilation & Custom Ducting. Call Tom at 250-883-8353.

A2Z WRIGHT Moving. 3 ton, $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283

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

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

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


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

20+ YEARS Experience. Lawns, Pruning, Maintenance, Landscaping & more. Reliable. WCB. Andrew (250)656-0052. 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Commercial and Residential. New Year Contracts. Clean-Ups & Landscaping 778-678-2524


FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

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


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

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

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

LANDSCAPING JAKE’S RAKE & CO. Hedges & tree trim, lawn care. WCB. Call (250)217-3589.

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


HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. Pay No Tax Special! Big Bear Handyman. For all your Home and Business maintenance needs. Free Est. 250-896-6071 HANDYMAN DAN. Quality workmanship. Free estimates. Call 250-656-6789.


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


PRO IRISH Gardeners; pruning, clean-ups, landscaping, lawn care, weekly gardening. Free est. Call (250)652-6989.




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


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

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





JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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.

ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Rockwork, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Small Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. Call 250-588-9471.

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

PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. DALE’S PAINTING Int/ext. Prompt, courteous, 25yrs exp $25/hr Free est. 250-516-2445 LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

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


LOCAL TREE COMPANY 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. Call (250)883-2911. 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. 250-812-3213.

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INTERESTED IN A Sidney Writer’s Festival? Join us Feb. 23 for a planning meeting at 1 p.m. at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Call Sharon at 250655-1062 for more information. THE PENINSULA YOUNG Performers will be presenting their annual Dance Extravaganza Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Charlie White Theatre. Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 and are available at the box office by phone at 250-656-0275,

phone or by dropping into the centre. For information call 250656-5537.

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Events ECO CELL AT St. John’s Church is showing the film The Singing Revolution followed by a singsong. Screening will be held at the church (10990 West Saanich Rd.) on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation, call 250656-5273 for more information. AN EVENING AT The SHOAL presents Mardi Gras! on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by


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CLUNKERS 858-JUNK-(5865) MARINE BOATS 12.5’x25’ BOAT house for sale- converted to floating workshop, small area for tender, floor can be removed, upgraded electrical panel. Moorage at Van Isle Marina. Available for use otherwise must be removed by Mar 31. $1500. (250)216-2835.

MOORAGE MOORAGE AVAILABLE Westport marina has 20’ to 30’ slips available. Lowest rates in the area, annual or monthly terms. Saanich Peninsula’s most sheltered marina. Keyed security gates, ample free parking, full service boatyard. 2075 Tryon Rd. N. Saanich 250-656-2832

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SIDNEY SISTER CITIES Association meets Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Nell Horth Room at the Sidney North Saanich Library. For more information call 250655-3509. CANADIAN FEDERATION OF University Women meeting will be held at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Advertising Feature

Youth homelessness must be a priority Boys & Girls Club Jennifer Blyth Black Press

Most people would agree that a community has a responsibility to provide its children and young people to a safe, nurturing community in which to grow up. Essential to that – for their mental and physical health, their self-confidence and their ability to grow into healthy, productive adults, is a place to live. For too many youth in the Capital Region, however, that ideal is simply not the reality. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness believes there are as many as 600 youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the region. Typically, these can be young teens right up to those in their mid- to late-20s. While youth homelessness is increasing by as much as 10 per cent per year, as many as 80 per cent of homeless youth do not sleep rough on the streets, but are “hidden” – couch surfing, for example, or sleeping in cars. However because homeless youth have different risk factors and face different challenges, they must be viewed as a separate entity from the adult homeless population. Factors often contributing to youth homelessness include family conflict, sexual orientation, poverty, abuse and neglect, learning and development disabilities, alienation and addiction. Others may be the victim of a difficult economic climate, or have “aged out” of the foster care system. And while many youth are

employed and try to acquire housing, their age and inexperience leads to barriers – most jobs for youth are part-time and low-wage, making it tough to make ends meet. Age discrimination and limitations such as a lack of income assistance or rental references can exacerbate the problem. The good news is that youth are resilient and optimistic and organizations and supports are working for youth in Greater Victoria, including Salvation Army, Youth Empowerment Society and Threshold Housing. Beacon Community Services operates the Out of the Rain Shelter, which serves youth during the wettest, coldest months, from October through April. The shelter, which enjoys a strong volunteer component, rotates between seven locations in the Victoria area, such as St. John the Divine Church and First Metropolitan Church, explains Isobel Mackenzie. In addition to a warm place to sleep, youth can also enjoy a hot meal. “It’s very much a community effort and recognizes that these are youth who have a variety of reasons for being on the street. The goal is to support them to find a different way of life,” Mackenzie says, emphasizing the environment is highly supportive. Recognizing that youth who have come from difficult circumstances may be distrustful of adults, “it’s meant to be a very unconditional roof over their heads – there are people who care; often they haven’t felt that at home.” Solutions to youth homelessness will come from continuing

provides safe, caring homes for youth in need

It’s believed that more than 600 young people are experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria. Some are visible on the streets, others hidden in inadequate or precarious housing.

to address immediate needs for shelter, food, counsellors, addiction treatment and medical care, as well as supports for youth discharged from medical or correctional facilities and those aging out

of government care, the Coalition contends. Life skill and job training services, and youth-specific supported housing are essential.

How can you help? • Get involved in the discussion around homelessness and the needed services. • Volunteer – a variety of opportunities are available at organizations around the Capital Region.

• Donations of food, clothing, supplies and money to provide services are essential to help community organizations continue their much-needed work.

Sometimes a listening ear can make all the difference in the life of a young person who may feel the world is against them. That caring, client-centred approach is the cornerstone of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria’s youth housing program, says Ellie James, manager of youth and family services for the Boys & Girls’ Club of Greater Victoria. Operating on a care home model, the program places a young person with a family in the community who wants to “Our expectation provide a safe, nurturing is that they provide environment. Typically the youth are referred a safe, supportive through judicial or health environment for services, but could come that child. We don’t from other avenues as well, including self-refer- expect experts; ral. we want caring The situation for youth homes.” has changed in James’ 25 –Ellie James years working with the Boys & Girls Club. With the new Youth Justice Act, for example, “the kids are not getting into the system as early as they used to, so when they do come in they are often farther down the continuum.” Many of the family supports typical of earlier decades have also disappeared. Youth no longer have extended family nearby and the resources available to families experiencing challenges have fallen victim to budget cuts. “We’re trying to do more with less and the youth do pay.” On the positive side, “there has been a lot of research into trauma and trauma-informed practices,” James says. “We know that people no not start to heal unless they feel safe, so for youth, we know they need to be in a safe, secure environment before they can start dealing with those issues. That’s where our care home model, when it works, is really amazing. (We see) the youth re-engaging in school and attendance and participation rates soar.” For those interested in becoming a care home family with the Boys & Girls Club, “our expectation is that they provide a safe, supportive environment for that child,” James says. “We have a wide range of families, from families with kids to couples who have just retired. We don’t expect experts,” James emphasizes. “We want caring homes.” For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 250-384-9133.

Unacceptable. This is a mobile home for some Greater Victoria residents. If you agree that homelessness is unacceptable, tweet #unacceptableyyj to @homeforhope and go to our Facebook page to spread the word and end homelessness in our community. @unacceptablevictoria


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