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Candidate list getting longer Announcements from two Central Saanich council hopefuls top up the list of nominees running Devon MacKenzie News staff

Two announcements from Central Saanich byelection candidates this past week have now topped the list up to four official hopefuls in the two-seat race. The first to announce his candidacy in the byelection scheduled for April 13 was Christopher Graham, a Central Saanich council veteran who ran for mayor in the last general election. Graham announced his intention to run only days after the resignation of former Councillor Terry Siklenka on Nov. 26. Siklenka moved away, leaving one council seat vacant. The second seat came open when Adam Olsen was nominated to run for the B.C. Green Party. The second to announce their intention in running in the 2013 by-election was Alicia Cormier, a Peninsula resident since 1969 who raised her family in Central Saanich. Most recently, Cormier has taken on the position of Store Manager at the Salvation Army in Brentwood Bay. This past week two other people announced their intentions to run in the by-election. Ryan Windsor and James McNulty both announced their candidacy in press releases sent to the Peninsula News Review. Both previously made bids for seats on council in 2011 but were not elected. There are also rumblings in the district of two other potential candidates who were not yet confirmed by press time. The deadline for by-election nominees to send in their nomination packages to the district is this Friday, March 8. Watch the News Review for more coverage on the by-election in Central Saanich. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Project seeks to add 95 homes North Saanich asked to rezone property off of Canora Road Steven Heywood News staff

The divisions on North Saanich council when it comes to development applications continue to split the vote, with developers winning the benefit of the doubt. A proposal for 95 new homes and provision for laneway or carriage houses near Reay Creek is being advanced to committees of council and to staff for the

drafting of bylaw changes. The council majority of councillors Dunstan Browne, Ted Daly, Craig Mearns and Conny McBride again won the day over dissenters Mayor Alice Finall and councillors Celia Stock and Elsie McMurphy. Owners of six properties between Canora Road and the Pat Bay Highway and next to Summergate Village, have applied to rezone their properties from rural agricultural 4 (farm plus single family home) to comprehensive devel-

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Unlocking the secrets to healthy aging Greater Victoria residents selected for Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Edward Hill News staff

If there are a few key secrets to aging well, a nationwide, twodecade long survey of Canadians might unlock those truths. Two-time cancer survivor Eric Carswell, 76, has his own rules of thumb — don’t drink alcohol and don’t smoke. “I don’t smoke or drink, and I used to do both, and there are health effects from both,” he offers. Carswell is Greater Victoria’s very first participant in what is called the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), an unprecedented data gathering exercise that aims to plumb the granular details of the health and lifestyles of 50,000 Canadians, between the ages of 45 and 85, over 20 years. The Victoria resident led the way for randomly selected Greater Victoria residents, 331 so far, who have visited the region’s CLSA data collection centre, housed within the Gorge Road Hospital. The poking and prodding is comprehensive — technicians conduct bone density scans, hearing, eye, cardiovascular, cognition, strength and balance tests. The centre takes blood and urine samples for study of biological markers for age related diseases. Researchers also gather detailed lifestyle and socio-economic information on volunteers through interviews, and will use provincial health records to track medical issues that arise. The centre can test five or six people per day, at about three hours per person. Carswell laughs as he recalls that his visit in August took more than seven hours. CLSA staff had a few computer kinks to work out. “They want to find out how to advise people by looking at what the sickies do, and not doing that, and looking at the healthy ones, and doing that,” Carswell said, succinctly summing up the goals of the CLSA. “I didn’t mind at all,” he says, referring to the long interview and testing process. “I believe in volunteering and it sounded interesting being in the study.” The Gorge Hospital CLSA data collection centre is one of 11 in

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Eric Carswell demonstrates the eye exam machine used at the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging data collection site in the Gorge Road Hospital. Carswell was the first Greater Victoria resident to donate his health and lifestyle information for a study that aims to track 50,000 Canadians over 20 years. Canada, and is aiming for 1,000 volunteers per year for the next three years. Once that three-year mark is hit, and every three years after, they’ll cycle through the same people again — or at least those who want to participate. The University of Victoria is hosting a tele-collection site, where another 2,800 randomly selected cohort of people in B.C. are interviewed over the phone. The drive behind the study is to address the “age tsunami” poised to wash over Canada, as remarked by Holly Tuokko, the director for the Centre of Aging at the Univer-

sity of Victoria, which is one of the university partners in the nationwide study. The number of people age 65 will double and age 85 will quadruple in the next decade, she told guests at the formal opening of the data collection centre on Thursday. Understanding factors behind aging well will become increasingly critical for a growing number of Canadians and for policy makers. “For individuals and as a society, we want to know how to age well to keep costs down and to keep quality of life up,” Tuokko

said. “(With the CLSA) we’ll be able to look at individuals from how their cells are functioning up to how they function in society. This is ground-breaking in terms of the depth of information.” Keeping track of thousands of individuals and safeguarding their information, and having those participants return is an enormous task, admits Debra Sheets, one of the lead CLSA investigators in Victoria and an assistant professor in the UVic school of nursing. The researchers try to make the information collection process as pleasant as possible, and partic-

ipants are paid a small stipend, but the study is largely dependent on the ongoing goodwill of volunteers. “With such a long study, attrition is an issue. It’s not just about death, but people not wanting to participate any more,” Sheets said. “We try to make it as comfortable as possible. “We are lucky. We have a lot of older adults here (in Victoria),” she notes. “This is an aging laboratory.” Decades of less comprehensive studies on health and aging have demonstrated that health outcomes are determined about 70 per cent by lifestyle and environment, and 30 per cent by genetics, Sheets said. The CLSA will allow researchers to examine the complex and often hidden relationships between biology, environment, psychology and socioeconomic standing. The study will not only benefit Canadians as they enter senior years, she says, but give all Canadians a better understanding of what factors weigh in on long term health. “We know diet and exercise and the most important predictors of healthy aging,” Sheets said. “But there are interrelated multiple factors we don’t understand. It’s not just about family relations and exercise.” Lynne Young, the other lead investigator in Victoria and a professor in the UVic school of nursing, expects the CLSA database to definitively demonstrate the link, for instance, between heart disease and social determinants – such as education and income levels. Many studies, she says, focus purely on diet and lifestyle, but poverty and other social factors can deeply influence longevity and health. “This database will allow us to make links for the scientific community and policy makers that we can’t make now,” Young said. “But this is a 20 year project. We need to be patient.” The CLSA study selects participants through a system of random phone calls to households in the region. For more on the study, see clsa-elcv.ca. — Black Press/Saanich News


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Amenities policy nearing completion Continued from page 1

Those in the minority on council see these issues as needing to be resolved before council proceeds on such development plans. A similar proposal put forward in 2004, revised in 2008, was denied at that time. With a different council dynamic, however, the owners have revived the plan and are facing a more receptive public body.

Homes in the proposed subdivision would cost around $425,000 and be built on lots smaller than typical ones in North Saanich. Chief administrative officer Rob Buchan told council that an amenity policy is nearing completion and should come before council while this proposal is still in process. As it stands, the development is looking at paying $9,600 per lot as

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an amenity fee. Including water and server upgrades and other costs, total fees per lot will be around $27,000. He also suggested allowing the district’s advisory committees to review the project, giving council more time to see how its housing consultation pans out. “It moves (the proposal) along, while leaving council more

neutral,” Buchan suggested. While the district has no parking policy, the proponent of the plan told council they are making room for enough off-street parking at each house. “It’s a super proposal,” said Browne. “It has everything council requires at the moment.” Some eight-and-a-half

per cent of the property in the proposal would be set aside as green space — some park areas, a rain garden and trail connections to Sidney’s Reay Creek Park. Should the project win final approval from council, the proponent said it would still take up to two years before ground is broken on any construction.

Issue in common Both Reay Creek Meadows at the proposed housing development at 9395 East Saanich Rd. face having to pay for sewer connections and system upgrades in the area. North Saanich’s chief administrative officer, Rob Buchan, said the municipality hired a consultant to look at the sewer requirements there and whether developers will have to work together on needed improvements. “No project could continue until the infrastructure issues are worked out,” Buchan said. The properties in question would have to either pay for an upgrade to the system and their own connections to it, or put in place a local service area that would have new homeowners paying for this work over the long term. “The challenge is,” said the district’s director of planning Mark Brodrick, “if more than one developer is not interested in sewer improvements, a single developer might not wish to proceed without certainty (from council).” Jim Hartshorne, developer of 9395 East Saanich Rd., says the sewers in North Saanich pose a problem. He wondered if, in the wake of ongoing proposals, the system has enough capacity. “I’m prepared to put sewer in,” he said, “but to proceed without other development proposals … is costly.”

Lottery ticket helps break regional crime spree ESQUIMALT — A stolen lottery ticket worth $42 has helped police unravel an Esquimalt man’s regionwide theft from vehicle crime spree. Regional Crime Unit officers arrested a 46-year-old man on on Feb. 21 around noon near his home in the 600-block of Grenville Avenue. Police found at least 100 pieces of stolen property in his residence, mainly electronic items like cellphones, iPods, cameras and GPS units. To date, officers have connected the stolen goods to 24 separate thefts from vehicles, including 12 from Saanich and the remainder from Sooke, West Shore, Oak Bay, Central Saanich and Sidney. In the first half of February, auto crime in Saanich alone spiked to 86 thefts from vehicles. RCU investigators caught a break from a car break-in in the 1600-block of Ash Road near Mount Doug Park, from Feb. 12. The thief had stolen a Lotto Max ticket the owner had photocopied. Armed with a serial number and due to the lucky fact the ticket was a $42 winner, the B.C. Lottery Corp. was able to pinpoint it was cashed at a Chevron in Esquimalt and from that, police started to zero in on a suspect through video footage. RCU Staff Sgt. Gary Schenk said the gas station video wasn’t good enough to identify a suspect right away. Around the same time, a fingerprint from a different theft from vehicle case in Saanich produced a hit from the national fingerprint database — a real life CSI moment. The RCU had a name — Darin Hagel.

RCU officers soon realized this suspect had shown up in police surveillance of another offender under investigation in December. Between the gas station video and police surveillance footage, the RCU figured they had their man. RCU officers have spent the past week cataloguing and returning stolen goods to their owners. Most are electronic items, but the latest was a distinctive cowboy hat taken from a vehicle in Saanich. “It was one of those situations of good police work and good luck,” remarked Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie. Schenk said since the Feb. 21 arrest, police have already seen a significant drop in thefts from autos in the region. “He is definitely a good one to get off the street,” Schenk said. “And it gives officers tremendous job satisfaction returning stolen property.” Darin Hagel, 46, is charged with 23 counts of theft, possession of stolen property, and mischief. He has a court hearing on March 14 and remains in custody. Hagel was known to Greater Victoria police agencies for property crimes 10 or 15 years ago, but had lived in the Lower Mainland until recently, Schenk said. Hagel has an extensive criminal record in most Metro Vancouver cities. The RCU is comprised of police officers from Saanich, Oak Bay, Central Saanich, West Shore RCMP and provincial RCMP. — Black Press


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PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cabinet backs Christy Clark in ethnic vote flap Tom Fletcher Black Press

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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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Study is critical for aging society Relatively safe and without the winter deep-freeze of the rest of Canada, Greater Victoria has long been a haven for retirees and senior citizens. Census data released last year confirmed the numbers are holding strong among those reaching their golden years – more than a quarter of the region’s residents are 65 and older. On the heels of those already considered seniors, the expected large number of baby boomers entering retirement age is a phenomenon being referred to as the “grey wave” or “grey tsunami.” It will have deep ramifications on our health care and public pension systems, and on society as a whole. So it makes sense Victoria was chosen as a data collection site for a nationwide study on aging, a study as ambitious, vast and deep as any research project ever contemplated in Canada. More than a decade in the making, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging plans to track the health and lives of 50,000 people across Canada aged 45 to 85, for 20 years, or as long as possible. Victoria’s participation in the study is expected to be about 3,000 people over the first three-year cycle. At that point, the interviews and testing will begin again, ideally with as many of the same people as they started with. The objective of the study is to allow researchers to fundamentally connect the dots between lifestyle, personal finances, diet, environment and genetics, and overall health. We have a greater proportion of people reaching traditional retirement age, and in general, people are living longer. As a society we have an obligation to figure out how to age well, and do so without bankrupting the health-care system. This study probably should have been done 20 years ago. So far, about 330 people the region have signed up to participate and thousands more will be randomly called to volunteer in the study. The data collection process can be lengthy and feel somewhat intrusive measured against what people normally tell strangers. But those who answer the call to volunteer their medical and personal information know they are helping future generations answer important questions about how to improve the quality of life of all Canadians.

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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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Joe Oliver on oil, gas and coal Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver attended last week’s international conference in Vancouver on liquefied natural gas development. I spoke with him about Canada’s energy exports and emissions. Here are excerpts from that discussion:

ous rules regarding cars and light trucks, which are identical to the U.S., are going to be helpful. And also the rules relating to coal-fired electricity. It’s our objective to see all those coal plants closed, and in that regard we’re certainly ahead of the U.S. Coal is contributing 40 TF: President Barack times the greenhouse gas Obama’s recent state of emissions of the oil sands. union address seemed And actually the oil sands to hint at approval for Tom Fletcher are less than half the the Keystone XL pipeline emissions from coal-fired B.C. Views from Alberta to U.S. refinelectricity in the state of eries, with perhaps some measure Illinois. to go along with it like a carbon cap We’re moving with the U.S. on the and trade market. over-arching objective of reducing Your government has backed our greenhouse gas emissions by North American cap and trade 17 per cent from 2005 to 2020, but before. Would you do it again? we’re also doing other things that JO: No, we’re not thinking about the U.S. hasn’t yet decided to do. that at all. The U.S. Congress is We’ve been approaching the opposed to that concept from what reduction of emissions on a sectoral I understand. basis, and the next area of focus TF: Your party ran ads targeting will be regulations in the oil and gas NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and sector. equating cap and trade with a carTF: You’re comfortable with bon tax. They’re not the same, are the idea that exporting LNG that they? replaces coal is an appropriate step JO: The end result is that taxes at this time, one that’s doable as increase because of how we handle opposed to these Kyoto-type gescarbon. It hasn’t been successful in tures? Europe at all. JO: It is doable. And on a global Anyway, it’s not part of our thinkbasis, this would be a very siging. We are making significant prognificant development. If China, for ress on greenhouse gas emissions. example, could significantly move Our recent regulations regarding from coal to gas, that would have a heavy-duty vehicles, the previhuge impact.

Canada’s small. We’re about two per cent of global emissions. We have to do our part, that’s the responsible thing to do, but it’s the big emitters that are going to make the difference to global emissions. TF: International Energy Agency talks about self-sufficiency in the U.S., oil and gas, by 2035. What does that mean for the Canadian economy? JO: Firstly, I don’t think they’re going to be self-sufficient in oil. North America will be self-sufficient in gas and oil. What it means is, for gas we’re going to have to find new markets, and for oil we’re going to have to find markets to sustain the growth in supply. The United States will still be a big buyer of Canadian oil. We’re shipping about two and a half million barrels a day, of which a million comes from the oil sands. Right now we’re losing about $50 million a day because of the crude oil bottleneck in the U.S. midwest, compared to international prices. We absolutely must find new markets, which is why our government in principle is supporting the transport of oil and gas to the west, to the east, continuing to the south and possibly even the north. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

‘The United States will still be a big buyer of Canadian oil.’


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LETTERS Columnist’s bully tactics on par with Suzuki ‘lash out at his enemies.’ Although he doesn’t offer any evidence to suggest that the activities of the shale gas industry are without harmful consequences, his ‘Scud missile’ attack on Suzuki suggests that he shares the Conservative government and RCMP’s view that anyone questioning the activities of such ‘crucial’ industries is a terrorist. In 2011, a Montreal man who wrote letters opposing shale gas fracking was charged under Canada’s Anti-Terrorism

Readers respond: Growth in North Saanich? In 2003 North Saanich, as a member of the Capital Regional District (CRD) agreed to adopt the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). The number one initiative of this plan was, and still is, to keep urban development compact. Allowing a couple of developers to make a quick buck by building a few subdivisions in areas not serviced for that purpose flies directly in the face of the RGS and North Saanich’s Official Community Plan (OCP). One of the purposes of North Saanich council as a member of the CRD is to keep to the plan. The proposal to have developers pay the District $16,500 as a contribution to necessary infrastructure upgrades is a joke. The true cost to our community of building and maintaining infrastructure for these new subdivisions is going to be much higher for the taxpayers. I propose that if a developer wishes to build a development that does not conform to either the RGS or to the OCP then the issue should go to the community in the form of a referendum, paid for by the developer. As to the costs of altering the local infrastructure, the entire cost should be borne by the developer.

Act. Not wishing to be taken to court I wish to state here that I am totally pro the shale gas industry. I think that everyone should have the right to crank up their gas-gobbling and global-warming pumps and, using gallons of water, inject large amounts of hydrochloric acid and carcinogens such as benzene and methane into the ground. In fact I think I’ll do it on Earth Day in my backyard just to annoy terrorists

like David Suzuki. Tom Fletcher, you old ‘white bearded curmudgeon’, I’d invite you to come and lend a hand, but I know that even with your good friends in the oil and gas industry and in government we wouldn’t get away with it. You see, we are private citizens. Only big corporations can get away with jeopardizing the lives of our children by poisoning the planet. Tony Booker Sidney

North Saanich development, recycling column response

While the above may make it seem that I am anti-development, the truth is I am not. I do support following plans and strategies that are democratically made. I do want development to happen, just where it was intended to happen, ie: Sidney or Saanichton. The OCPs of those regions make it clear that development is welcomed and encouraged. North Saanich residents should not have to assist in the profit of a few developers by helping them with infrastructure and other costs. Eric Diller North Saanich

Sacrificing the land When in 1972 the Club of Rome published their study The Limits of Growth, it was discussed all over the world and people became concerned — however, they continued what they always did: exploiting the land. Then 40 years later this group published another prognosis called: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years with the motto “Say goodbye to the notion that all growth is good” and they strongly advised to take “drastic measures for environmental protection.” They showed that the attitude is always the same, the majority has to suffer so some could get rich.

Those who would benefit find various reasons to justify their cause — but when will we learn the lesson that so-called “progress” is misleading? For a shortterm profit we sacrifice land that is needed for future food production. According to the Club of Rome “we are facing an imminent catastrophic ecological collapse.” This is valid for North Saanich as well. Higher density does not solve a problem, it creates new ones. Crime rate rises, neighbours become strangers, newcomers are potential enemies — soon there won’t be enough land to feed all the people. In addition, what consequences does higher density have for our hospital, emergency services, parking issues, schools, traffic congestion on roads and highway and the long term infrastructure costs? The Peninsula soon could become a continuation from Surrey and Richmond. The whole housing boom is close to imploding. The offer is higher than the demand. Home owners, who want to sell, can hardly find a buyer for their house — still the majority of North Saanich council turns a blind eye to all warning signs and continues to promote higher density, ignoring the Official Community Plan, a well thought-

through document that regulates growth. We forget that growth on this planet has its limits. Hildegard Horie North Saanich

Columnist hits the mark in expanding recycling Re: Recycling alone is not enough (Column, Feb. 22) Congratulations to Charla Huber for her excellent editorial on the impending closure of our landfill. Rather than the usual guilt-tripping, sky-is-falling, handwringing impotence that usually accompanies environmental

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - PENINSULA

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District approves online comment system Steven Heywood News staff

It’s new, it’s online and it’s free. North Saanich will seek public ideas and input online in a pilot program called Civic Ideas. It’s a web application, a public-driven portal, allowing residents to share ideas with

the municipality. It’s being offered to the district at no cost and the municipality decided on Feb. 25 to go for it. Council at its committee of the whole session on Feb. 25 granted staff permission to set it up with the application’s developers, with the expectation that final approval would come later. In a nutshell, Civic Ideas is a website offer-

ing a few fields in which people can offer comment. To be able to do so, people must create a login ID and identify themselves to have secure access. The comments can be viewed by anyone, but only those who have registered can add their input. The district’s network support technician, Rick Fedrigo says the system will require two or three hours of staff time each week

to moderate the comments. An auto filter will be able to keep out most inappropriate posts, he said, but staff will have to monitor the rest. Mayor Finall noted this will be a good addition to the district’s existing suggestion box, which allows residents to drop of comments and ideas at the district office. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Property to be kept in ALR Land agent distances owners from proposed North Saanich care facility concept

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taken out of the ALR. As an agent for the trustee, Carrier said their application could clear the Land held in trust for the Univer- way to make it easier to find somesity of Victoria is making an Agri- one to run a farm or other agriculcultural Land Reserve subdivision tural operation on the property. application to the District of North Mayor Alice Finall noted the curSaanich. rent application appears to be in conThe plan, says Danny Carrier, is flict with the will, which asks that the not to remove the land from the ALR land be developed. but to change boundaries to create â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no hidden agenda here,â&#x20AC;? two similar-sized parsaid Carrier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The executor cels of land to use for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The executor agricultural purposes. believes the land will believes the land will Carrier, a spokespernot be (removed from son for land develop- not be (removed form the ALR) in the future ment and consulting the ALR) in the future.â&#x20AC;? and will seek out the firm J.E. Anderson and best and most profâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Danny Carrier Associates, told counitable use of agriculcilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee of the tural land.â&#x20AC;? whole on Feb. 25 the Carrier added his boundary change will be to increase understanding is that the trustee the agricultural potential of the land. of the will and the university have Essentially, it will remove a right-of- agreed on this path. way to create two lots of nearly the He said the trustee of the property same size on either side of Mainwar- is also distancing itself from a proing Road, between East Saanich Road posal to turn a portion of the land and the Pat Bay Highway. into a care facility, as proposed by The land, said Carrier, was left in the Saanich Peninsula Housing and trust to the university in the will of Senior Care Society. the owner. That proposal was to use 16.5 The will, he continued, said the acres, remove it from the ALR and land should someday be developed turn it into a variety of seniors care and removed from the ALR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and facilities and multi-unit housing. only left as agricultural land after 25 PLEASE SEE: years following the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, or if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no chance the land can be News staff

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Safe, secure housing plays a significant role in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and wellness, both physical and emotional. It becomes even more crucial among the senior population, whose bodies are less resilient to the daily stress of finding a bed for the night or a place to be out of the wind and rain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homelessness exacerbates problems, and as you age, these problems become even more acute,â&#x20AC;? notes Victoria Cool Aid Society Executive Director Kathy Stinson. Even approaching the issue from a purely economic perspective, the impact of homelessness increases health care costs, both from chronic illness and emergency room visits. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a growing concern. Just as aging Baby Boomers are increasing the number of seniors in the general population, the senior demographic is also increasing among the homeless and precariously housed. For example, according to the 2011/12 Report on Housing & Supports published by the Coalition to End Homelessness, those age 56 and older represented 12 per cent of the emergency shelter clients in 2011/12, up from 10 per cent in 2010/11. Further, close to one-third of the 450 applicants on the Housing Registry list as of March 31, 2012 were seniors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also suspected that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a significant hidden population of seniors living in poverty who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to come forward because of the stigma. The death of a spouse, illness or job loss, however, can seriously impact what little resources they have.

Ross Westerby has been a tenant at Cool Aidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic Vista for two years. Poverty among seniors appears in other ways as well. The Report on Housing & Supports also found that 7.2 per cent of households accessing food banks in 2011 were seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an increase of 2.2 per cent from 2010. The good news is that the social services community has taken proven, cost-effective measures to provide truly affordable housing for seniors. The Victoria Cool Aid Society operates three supported residential housing developments specifically for those age 56 or older, Stinson says. The 45-unit Hillside Terrace offers fully assisted living, while both FairWay Woods in Langford and the recently opened Olympic Vista in Saanich offer supportive housing,

including one meal a day. A fourth site in Saanich is currently in the wings and will provide another 43 units. In the case of Olympic Vista, located on the former school district site on Carey Road, the society has re-purposed the modular buildings from the Vancouver Olympics to provide quality, affordable senior housing. At the same time, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we could probably fill three more (housing developments) if we had them,â&#x20AC;? Stinson says. What more can be done? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the public can certainly ask the government to step up to the plate,â&#x20AC;? Stinson says. In addition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they can support projects when they come to their neighbourhood; be a YIMBY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; YES In My Back Yard.â&#x20AC;?

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Prevention Fund helps those at risk of homelessness The Victoria Foundation has been working with the Coalition to End Homelessness since 2010 on the Homelessness Prevention Fund, which has been instrumental in supporting at-risk individuals and families. For the foundation, the fund responds to its Vital Signs report, which clearly identified poverty and homelessness as key concerns for many Greater Victorians, says Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson. Greater Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high cost of living means many people are living frugally to make ends meet, but when the unexpected happens, like a job loss, illness, or even a higher-than-usual Hydro bill, people who were holding it together suddenly face the possibility of homelessness. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the fund can help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides an opportunity where people can receive some immediate funding to carry them over,â&#x20AC;? Richardson explains. In addition, financial counsellors can work with them to see if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other steps or programs that can help ease the situation. The Homelessness Prevention Fund, which is held by the Victoria Foundation but administered by the Coalition, was launched with a $50,000 private grant, whose donor challenged others in the community to contribute. The total reached an amazing $162,743. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People really like the concept of prevention,â&#x20AC;? Richardson explains. As of Dec. 31, $97,000 had been distributed to 148 individuals and 57 families since 2011, with about eight grants typically issued per month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is a wonderful fund and for us as a community foundation, we want to look at the prevention side of the issue,â&#x20AC;? Richardson says, pointing to other programs as such as Every Step Counts, a fitness program through Our Place, and the youth fitness program Building Blocks of Physical Literacy at the Cridge Centre for the Family and Craigflower Elementary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many wonderful stories now because of the work of these groups,â&#x20AC;? Richardson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community is really coming together on this. This fund and several others are indicators that people want to help, and especially in preventive measures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take my hat off to the Coalition as well â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they have done a wonderful job.â&#x20AC;? Donations to the Homelessness Prevention Fund are welcome. People can call the Victoria Foundation at 250-381-5532 for more information or donate online at www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca, indicating that they would like their donation to support the specific fund.

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Showcase at Stelly’s

New B.C. seniors advocate proposed Tom Fletcher Black Press

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Stelly’s Secondary students and staff gathered at the school recently to put on a showcase — an evening where interested students and parents saw what types of programming and activities the school has to offer. A similar showcase for Parkland Secondary is scheduled for March 7.

Application sent to district committees Continued from page 9

Society president Rebecca Vermeer was at the committee meeting and said indications in the past were that the trustee was going to sell the eastern portion of the property once the ALR application was approved. As a result of Carrier’s comments, she said the Society now doesn’t support their

application to council. Councillor Elsie McMurphy said she is supportive of the new plan but noted the district does have strict and binding ALR rules that might prevent the application from moving forward. However, she and the rest of council agreed to send the application to their agricultural advisory commission for its recommendation.

“Nothing in the staff report,” said Coun. Dunstan Browne, “disputes the use set out by (Carrier), or suggests denying the application. It would fit, if used for agricultural purposes.” — Editor’s Note: A council news brief in the PNR’s Feb. 27 edition stated this application was to remove land from the ALR. That is not the case, according to the proponent, as outlined above.

VICTORIA — The B.C. government’s proposal to create a new seniors’ advocate office is being criticized as a pre-election gesture to create a position that won’t have the authority to hold government accountable on problems faced by seniors. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid tabled legislation this week to create the new position. Unlike the Auditor General and the Representative for Children and Youth, the office would not be independent, but would report to the health ministry. MacDiarmid said the new seniors’ advocate will monitor seniors’ services and work with policy-makers, senior care providers and others to identify solutions to “systemic issues” such as those faced by families navigating the province’s system of seniors’ care. Katrine Conroy, NDP critic for seniors, said it has been six years since the opposition first called for a new seniors’ watchdog. Conroy said she is disappointed that the proposed office not only has no set budget, it is not intended to investigate individual cases. “We won’t see it before the [May 14] election,” Conroy predicted. Premier Christy Clark appointed West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan to a new Minister of State for Seniors position last fall. “I have heard from seniors, their families and care providers throughout the province about the many non-medical issues that seniors face that make it difficult for them to remain in their homes,” Sultan said. A seniors’ advocate office will help improve government support systems for health care, personal care, housing, transportation and income support, Sultan said. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

Are you on the voters list? Elections BC is conducting an enumeration and updating the voters list for the May 2013 Provincial General Election. Are you registered to vote? It’s easy. It’s convenient. You have choices. Be ready. Your choices to register to vote or update your voter information are: Online Register or update your information on Elections BC’s Online Voter Registration (OVR) system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at elections.bc.ca/ovr. You need a B.C. Driver’s Licence or a Social Insurance Number to use the system. (OVR) By Phone Call Elections BC toll-free at 1-800-661-8683, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays. In Your Community From March 6 – 23, temporary voter registration opportunities are at hundreds of locations throughout the province. View electoral district voter registration opportunities at: elections.bc.ca/registration-opportunities.

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Players need furniture SIDNEY — The Peninsula Players are getting ready for their April performances of The Importance Of Being Earnest. The cast and crew are putting on the finishing touches and they’re very excited for opening night, according to the local theatre company. Importance will be on stage at the Charlie White Theatre (Mary Winspear Centre), 2243 Beacon Ave. in Sidney, April 5, 6 and 7. Tickets are

$18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. The Players take the show on the road to The Berwick Royal Oak at 4680 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, April 12, 13 and 14 and tickets for that show are $15 each. The Players are also looking for furniture for the show. Learn more by visiting www.thepeninsulaplayers.ca. — Submitted

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ack from another visit with my brother in Cedar and I’m amazed at how far we are ahead of the mid-Island. The tulips on the balcony are at least four inches tall and the daffodils are showing yellow buds. I’ve seen some daffodils fully out just a couple of blocks away. There is not a sign of the tulips I planted in Herb’s big pots and the daffodils are less that a foot tall, with tight green buds. Poor souls! We are living in a little bit of paradise here on the Peninsula! My eldest daughter is leaving for Ontario to visit her daughter on Wednesday. I called her this morning to suggest she take a big bouquet

of daffodils with her to cheer Sheila up, surrounded as she is, by acres of snow and more snow in the forecast. This has to be the best place in Canada to live (I think)! That yellow hibiscus I keep raving about is doing it again. Another beautiful bloom which insists on keeping its face toward the window. Although I move it around to look into the room every day It stubbornly keeps turning its back and smiling out the window. Oh well, I don’t really mind. It must have flowered sporadically almost every month this past year, so how dare I complain. • • • •

Helen Lang Over the Garden Fence

By the time you read this it will be March, so maybe it would be a good idea to think about planting a few vegetables. It is too early for most things but you could plant peas as soon as you can get on the soil without compacting it. Some bone meal

sprinkled in the planting hole before seeding is a good idea, followed by a scattering of Dolomite lime on top of the ground after covering the seeds. Even before planting you might erect something for them to climb, so you don’t have to avoid stepping on something else you’ve put in, while erecting a scaffold of some sort. I’ve done it both ways, and believe me, putting up a climbing wall first is a much better idea. I really hadn’t any idea I knew such nasty words until I tromped on a patch of early peas just peeking through the ground. Fortunately I didn’t say them out loud. My neighbour, Hazel, thought I was a nice

woman and would have fallen over if she had heard what I was thinking. Other things you could seed might be broad beans, corn salad, kale, pac choi and radishes. If you

of planting. Garden catalogues are available, and its a lot warmer inside than out. Helen Lang has been the Peninsula News Review’s garden columnist for more than 30 years.

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Chefs and farmers connect at Fairground SAANICHTON — Island Chefs’ Collaborative opens up its annual farmer-chef meeting on March 11 at the Saanich Fairground in Saanichton to a greater audience this year. For 10 years, the chefs of the ICC have connected to local growers. The meeting aims to address the needs of the chefs with the needs of the farmers —

were to cover these with Reemay cloth, or a plastic tunnel you could also plant collards and spinach. Or you could wait until spring actually arrives and spend your time planning instead

who needs to buy what and who has what to sell. The meetings help farmers plan their season and help chefs create unique seasonal menus. Pre-registration before March 8 is required. Register online at www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca/events/ meet-your-maker-3/my-vancouver-island/.

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Eye Injuries At this time of year, our thoughts turn to activities such as outdoor sports and gardening. This week’s column focuses on the two most common serious eye injuries. In the first instance, we have a traumatic eye injury. A blow to the eye can lead to loss of vision, immediate medical attention is necessary to give the injured person the best chance for a full recovery. Keep the individual quiet and assess the solution. DO NOT attempt to remove debris from the eye or rinse the eye. DO NOT attempt to open the eye or put any medication on or around the eye. The second emergency, a chemical burn, requires very different handling. The patient must be immediately taken to the nearest source of fresh water, the eye forced open and thoroughly flushed. Seek medical attention only after extensive flushing of the affected eye or while the flushing continues. With a chemical burn, saving a few seconds may save a person’s vision. Two common injuries have two very different management strategies. Have a safe summer. Don’t forget to protect your eyes.

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Game five of the first round of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoffs last week saw the Peninsula Panthers bounced to the sidelines by the Victoria Cougars. The Panthers were dropped out of the playoffs with a 6-1 loss last Thursday evening in Esquimalt, ending the best-ofseven series 4 games to 1. The scoring chances were almost equal and the final shots were 29-26 in favor of the Cougars, but it was the experience of the cross-town rivals that spelled the end for the Peninsula team. The Panthers, a young team that

was almost completely rebuilt after the 2011/2012 season, had a strong year and now have the building blocks in place as they move forward, said Manager of Hockey Operations, Pete Zubersky. The Victoria Cougars went almost undefeated in regular season play and the loss to the older, stronger team didn’t come as a huge surprise, he noted. “They were the better team,” he said of the Cougars after Thursday evening’s final game. “We had 19 rookies and we knew it was going to be a tough task to beat the Cougars’ speed and experience. Our kids played hard throughout the series and now almost the entire roster has changed since we took over a year

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Arts OPERATIONAL MEETING FOR volunteers at the Sidney North Saanich Library on March 6 at 7 p.m. for the Sidney Literary Festival. Please call if you have not attended a prior meeting. Contacts are Sharon (250-655-1062) or Wendy (250-6560137.) WRITERS GROUP AT the Sidney North Saanich Library. The critique group welcomes writers who wish to develop their writing in a supportive environment. Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Call 250-6560944 to register. TEN MINUTES OF Fame Open Mic at the Sidney North Saanich Library. The Library’s Writers Group presents an Open Mic for members to read from their work. Mystery, history, romance writers and more. Support your local writers! Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 250-6560944 to register.

Events TABLE TOP GAME Night at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Attention gamers! Looking for a place to play? Interested in meeting other gamers? Come to the library every other Friday for fun and

refreshments. Thank you Panago Pizza for providing pizza! Friday, March 8 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ages 16+. Free. To register please call 250-6560944. THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL Action Divas (L.E.A.D.) are having their third annual Healthy Living Healthy Planet Expo at the Brentwood Hall (7082 Wallace Dr.) on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. We will be showcasing local businesses and organizations that help the environment and promote healthy living. Admission is free. EMBRACING ELDERHOOD AT the Centre for Active Living 50+ in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Dr.) On Friday, March 22 a free introduction to Embracing Elderhood will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The following three sessions, also free, will be held on Fridays (April 12, 19, and 26) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This course is based on Rabbi SchacterShalomi’s book From age-ing to sage-ing. Teaching this series is Dr. Lynda Miller, a local nurse educator. For more information, visit www.sage-ing. org, or contact Lynda at dr.lwmiller@gmail. com. Contact the Centre at 250-6524611 or cssca@shaw.

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Health LIFERING SELFHELP SUPPORT groups assist with addiction and substance issues. LifeRing meetings provide confidential friendly nonjudgment supportive environments run by trained peerfacilitators. Meetings in Sidney run Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 10030 Third St. Call Hendrika 778-426-1611 or go to liferingcanada.org for more information.

Kid stuff FROM BOOKS TO Bookmarks Craft at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Make your own awesome bookmarks using our recycled books and supplies. Ages 5 years and up. Thursday, March 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Call 250656-0944 to register. GOOD MORNING RHYME Time at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Bring your

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Meetings THE LADIES DIVISION of the Ardmore Golf club begins its 2013 season on March 19. There is a meeting at 8 a.m.at the Clubhouse, with tee off at 8:30. We have our ladies’ day every Tuesday until mid October. It’s a great group of ladies with

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PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW -Wednesday, March 6, 2013 PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

TRUCKS & VANS

M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

FOR RESTLESS or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Online: www.allcalm.com, Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

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

Mr. Scrapper

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

ARGYL MANOR 9861 Third St., 1 BDRM, F/S, common W/D N/S, N/P, HT & HW incl’d. $860/lease. Avail immed. Call 250-475-2005, ext 227. SIDNEY- 1 bdrm, corner, 2nd floor, redecorated. Balcony, prkg. $790 mo. (250)812-4154

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

HOMES FOR RENT

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS FREE: 30 years of Beautiful BC Magazines. Call (250)5981171 after 5 PM.

FRIENDLY FRANK 27’ TOSHIBA, 5 yrs old, works well, great picture, $50 obo. Call (250)475-0980. HUNTER DOUGLAS Venetian blind, white, 31.5” wide x 43” long, $20. (250)656-1640.

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

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

HOUSING. Working/ disability. Interurban/Camosun students. $475-$575 incl. 778-977-8288.

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

ACREAGE

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES $200,000, PRIVATE 18.5 acreage overlooking lake at Honeymoon Bay. Near park, beach, store, zoned A1. Call (250)709-9656.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

LANGFORD, 1BDRM, $850 mo incls all utils, priv ent, parking, NS/NP. 250-478-1408 LANGFORD, 2 bdrm, 700 sq ft, many upgrades, D/W, tile floor, $1150 incls most utils. Avail April. 1. (250)589-6424. LANGFORD- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available now. (250)885-9128. LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, yard, 4 appls, water incl, shared laundry, $1100 mo + utils, water incl’d. NS/NP. Avail March 1. Call (250)881-2283. 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. Phone 250- 642-5332

FOR SALE BY OWNER

MOORAGE AVAILABLE Westport marina has 20’ to 30’ slips available. Lowest rates in the area, annual or monthly terms. Saanich Peninsula’s most

05 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, bright red, good fuel economy, 201,000 kms mostly hwy. PDL, AC, non-smoker, first owner, Summer & winter tires. $7500. oleh57@gmail.com (250)392-6321

VACATION HOME. Penthouse Condo, great view, La Penita (Mexico), 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. For sale by owner. Please see: www.jaltembasol.com or email ronalddjohnson@hotmail.com

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: ltd-ventures@shaw.ca

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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INMOTION fil here

please IN ALL SOUTH VANCOUVER ISLAND COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS

SUITES, UPPER

BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale. you don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

sheltered marina. Keyed security gates, ample free prkg, full service boatyard. 2075 Tryon Rd. N. Saanich 250-656-2832

Watch for our Auto Section

SIDNEY FURN’D 1Bdrm suite, close to airport, $700 incl utils. Avail March. 15. 250-656-2613

TILLICUM/BURNSIDE- (3095 Irma St), 2 bdrm lower suite, shared laundry, own entry. $900 inclds hydro. Call 250588-8885 or 250-383-8282. 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

$$$ 250-885-1427 $$$

SOOKE NEWS MIRROR

FLORENCE LAKE, 2 bdrm upper suite, 2 private entrances & decks, 6 appls. Non smokers. Avail immed. $1400 mo utils incl’d. 250-391-1967. SIDNEY- 2 BDRM main. yard, deck, garage, laundry. Pet OK. $1200. Call (250)812-4154.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 250.388.3535

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Van Isle (250)-896-

MOORAGE

AUTO SERVICES

KEATING. 1-BDRM, W/D. $750 inclds hydro + cable. Avail April 1st. (250)652-1612. Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

BOAT HOUSE $3000.00 o.b.o 0270

SPORTS & IMPORTS

1-800-961-7022

For ALL unwanted vehicles. Free Towing

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online at; www.bigirondrilling.com or Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

TOP CASH PAID

SACRIFICE- CAST iron gray Victorian look patio set, $99. exce cond. (250)721-9798.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

COLWOOD- 2 bdrm level entry, shared W/D, NS/NP. Refs, $1100 incls utils. 250-391-7915

JVC COMPONENTS, stereo, CD’s, cassettes, radio, speakers, remote, $50. Call (250)370-2905.

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

1993 BAYLINER 2452, in excellent condition, 2 sounders & GPS, head, galley, canopy, 9.9 hp 4 stroke Yamaha on hydraulics, downriggers, dinghy in 27’ newer Van Isle Marina boathouse near the ramp. Best offer. 250-656-6136.

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

REAL ESTATE

BOATS

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

SUITES, LOWER

WANTED: STATIONARY Bike (inexpensive) for working out. Please call 250-514-6688.

250-686-3933

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.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

SPORTING GOODS

MARINE

SIDNEY: 2 bdrm single family home, many updates, steps from beach, N/S, N/P, $1550 mo + utils. 250-655-1304.

STOREWIDE Savings! One of our major suppliers just closed up and we have taken advantage of BIG clearance specials in all depts. Mattresses, headboards, storage and canopy beds. Barstools, Dining Chairs and sets, Servers, Hall tables, Coat and Wine racks. Sofas, hall benches, TV stands and more. Sidney Buy and Sell, 9818 4th. St. Sidney. sidneybuyandsell.ca

WANTED: STATIONARY Bike (inexpensive) for working out. Please call 250-514-6688.

FREE TOW AWAY

DOWNTOWN: NEW 2 bdrm, 1/2 month free rent, lease, $1400. Apr 1. 250-383-8800.

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO

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Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans

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

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD online: www.Norwood Sawmills.com/400OT or call 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - PENINSULA

SERVICE DIRECTORY

NEWS REVIEW

#OMPLETEåGUIDEåTOåPROFESSIONALåSERVICESåINåYOURåCOMMUNITY

www.bcclassified.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

250-477-4601

FENCING

CARPENTRY

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

LAPWING CARPENTRY. Decks, fences, quality repairs, renos & insulation. 10 years experience. Call 778-967-1246

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

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

FURNITURE REFINISHING

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

CLEANING SERVICES MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

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.

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

250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PAINTING

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

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

SYDANNA Lawn Care. 16 years in business. 250-8588873. www.sydannalawncare.ca

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

MOVING & STORAGE

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

20+ YEARS Experience. Lawns, Pruning, Maintenance, Landscaping & more. Reliable. WCB. Andrew (250)656-0052.

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

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Aerating, pwr raking, blackberry & ivy removal. 25 years exp.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

250-655-1956.

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

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

HANDYMAN DAN. Quality workmanship. Free estimates. Call 250-656-6789.

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. PRO IRISH GARDENERSmaintenance, pruning, cleanups, lawn care. 20 yrs exp. WCB. Call (250)652-6989.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

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

(Lawn and Garden services.) “Don’t let the grass grow under your feet.” Call us at

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

GARDENING

GARDENING

WE-CUT-LAWNS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373.

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

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

250.388.3535

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

NORM’S PAINTING- Why wait till Spring? Reasonable, Reliable. References. 25 yrs experience. Call 250-478-0347.

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.

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

PRESSURE WASHING

1,2,3, WRIGHT Moving. 3 ton, $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283

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

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

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

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. 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.

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

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.

WINDOWS

INSULATION

B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443

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

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

DALE’S PAINTING Int/ext. Prompt, courteous, 25yrs exp $25/hr Free est. 250-516-2445

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS Call 250.388.3535

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 RES. ROUTE 6224 - EAST SAANICH RD, VEYANESS RD, HOVEY RD, (ODD) RIDGEDOWN CRES.

ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOM E!

DEAN PARK ROUTE 6525 - EAST SAANICH RD, LOWE RD, EMARD TERRACE, LEAL RD ROUTE 6556 - BARRETT DRIVE, SENTINEL PLACE ROUTE 6566 - MORSEBY PARK, HARO PARK SIDNEY ROUTE 6354 - BOWERBANK AVE, RESTHAVEN DR ROUTE 6439 - BEVAN AVE, SECOND STREET, THIRD STREET, FOURTH STREET, FIFTH STREET, OAKVILLE AVE ROUTE 6440 - OCEAN AVE, ORCHARD AVE, FIFTH STREET, FOURTH STREET, THIRD STREET, SECOND STREET, OAKVILLE AVE ROUTE 6445 - BRETHOUR RD, JAMES WHITE BLVD, RESTHAVEN DR ROUTE 6461 - BEACON AVE, JAHN PLACE, SKYLARK LANE ROUTE 6462 - GALARAN RD, AIREDALE PLACE, JAMES WHITE BLVD, HENRY AVENUE BRENTWOOD BAY ROUTE 6021 - HOLLY PARK RD, VERDIER AVENUE

Call... Arlene 250-656-1151


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March 06, 2013 edition of the Peninsula News Review

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