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Mulling over a merger A REGION



Series takes a look at amalgamation on the south Island

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t’s difficult to find anyone in the Capital Region who thinks local government is perfect the way it is. Businesses, municipal councillors, developers and, most importantly, residents, know something needs to change, but that’s where the collective agreement ends. Amalgamation proposals are almost as numerous as the region’s 91 municipal politicians. But an organized and motivated group of residents is igniting a grassroots push to turn ideas into reality. Black Press’ south Island community newspapers are taking a comprehensive look at amalgamation with a five-part series, beginning with what the Capital Region’s 13 mayors think about the ‘A’ word. Next, we’ll talk with key stakeholders from Halifax, a similar-sized region that went through a rocky amalgamation in the mid-1990s. Former politicians, journalists and stakeholders tell us what they’ve learned, what the process was like and how things are today. PLEASE SEE: 3 cities, 7 districts, 2 towns, page 4

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Who’s who in the Central Saanich by-election

Getting to know the eight candidates CENTRAL SAANICH — There are eight candidates in the April 13 by-election for two seats at the Central Saanich district municipal table. Ten candidates had announced their intent to run as of the deadline to file their nomination papers, however, two individuals have since dropped out. The council seat became vacant after Adam Olsen resigned after accepting the nomination in the provincial riding of Saanich North and the Islands for the B.C. Green Party, and Terry Siklenka resigned after moving away. The News Review concludes a series of candidate profiles to help our readers make informed decisions on by-election day. The general vote is scheduled for April 13 and advance voting will be held April 10.

Candidates List

Alicia Cormier Christopher Graham John Hannam Susan Mason James McNulty Bernie Struck Robert Thompson Ryan Windsor

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The Residents and Ratepayers of Central Saanich Society hosts a meeting with the candidates in the by-election on April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Comunity Hall. A second forum is planned for April 8, hosted by the Saanich Peninsula chamber of commerce. It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Active Living in Brentwood Bay.

Robert Thompson

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Since the mid-1990s, agriculture and food have been Robert Thompson’s focus and passion. Thompson and his partner, Heather (along with their various pets) have lived in Saanichton since 1991 and have always been active in various community organizations relating to the latter. Thompson currently spends much of his time volunteering with the Saanich Fair, the Saanichton Village Association, the Saanich Peninsula Harvest Feast (as lead organizer) and the Peninsula Country Market. He has also volunteered and worked with the Island Farmers’ Alliance, the B.C. AgriTourism Alliance and he is currently the vice-president for the B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets. Thompson’s day job involves him working as an agri-food communications and marketing consultant with Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association and

Small Scale Food Processor Association. “Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked with local farms here on the Peninsula and up Island, which gives me a good perspective on the challenges of farming for a living,” said Thompson. “Given that farming is a business, this has helped me get a better understanding of the difficulties facing local businesses in our commercial areas. Both sectors need more customer support, for example, and as a council, I believe we can do more to help promote business, whether it’s retail businesses in commercial areas or farm retail operations in the ALR.” Thompson’s council experience dates back to 1993 when he spent a term on council. Again in 2002, he was elected to council for two terms and he ran again in 2011 but was not elected. Thompson said his motivation to run in the by-election stemmed from his love for the community. “I want to work with other mem-

bers of council to make balanced and fiscally-responsible decisions that help maintain a sustainable community, reflecting our core values as expressed in the Official Community Plan,” said Thompson. “I believe my experience will allow me to step seamlessly into the role of a councillor and have an immediate impact.” Thompson said he has prepared for the election by attending all but a few meetings of council since the beginning of January, as well as sitting in on most of the annual strategic planning sessions and attending the recent tri-municipal meeting. Among the issues he’d like to address if elected, Thompson highlighted financial sustainability and taxation, economic development and the creation of livable neighbourhoods. “The challenge of financial sustainability is not just up to council. We need all of us as a community to take a hard look at our expectations of the level of services provided by local government,” Thompson said, add-

Saanich council in 2011 but was not elected. Windsor spends some of his free time volunteering with the Peninsula Streams Society maintaining salmon habitat, something he said he believes is important for future generations. He has also been actively involved in writing for the blog Saanich Voice Online. Windsor said being a part of a young, growing family of his own in Central Saanich has helped him understand the needs of local families, especially when it comes to housing. “I understand the need to diversify our housing strategy within the framework of the official community plan. This process begins with listening to the community,” he said. “We must provide opportunities for young families to live, work and play here, while considering the needs of our seniors, so they may continue to reside in Central Saanich.” Another topic that is a growing concern for him, he said, are increased property taxes in the municipality.

“Young and old alike, people want to be able to afford to live here. By reinvesting in the urban centres … small businesses will prosper and the increased tax revenue generated from these urban centres will provide some tax relief for residents.” Windsor said he also takes into account that agriculture is an important business in Central Saanich and, he believes, more should be done to support farmers. “For residents and farmers alike, we need to promote our agriculture. For instance, the new proposed visitor centre on the Pat Bay highway could highlight agriculture across the Peninsula.” Windsor said he also feels that the municipality would benefit from greater public participation, something he thinks would be boosted by creating a new website for the district to replace the current site he describes as outdated and inefficient. “Websites are often a first stop for residents of all ages, seeking information or as a means of contact with staff and council,” he said. “A redesigned, user friendly munic-

Robert Thompson ing that he supports a referendum on the town hall project. Visit Thompson’s website at www. for more information on his candidacy in the 2013 Central Saanich by-election.

Ryan Windsor Devon Mackenzie News staff

Ryan Windsor is taking his second stab at a seat on Central Saanich council. Windsor lives with his wife Helen and daughter Kyla on a small farm in Central Saanich, along with two pigs, two sheep, several chickens and a growing fruit orchard. Along with maintaining the family’s farm, Windsor currently works as the Director of Marketing and Operations for his family business, De Vine Vineyards. “It’s a privilege to live and work in the rural paradise of Central Saanich,” Windsor said of the area. Windsor added that it was his belief in the importance of community that eventually led him into municipal politics. In years past, he studied public policy with a focus on B.C. municipal affairs at the University of British Columbia and obtained a degree from the University of Western Ontario that included a focus on environmental policy. Windsor previously ran for Central

Ryan Windsor ipal website could also be utilized to promote local businesses and agriculture.” Visit Windsor’s website at www. for more information on his candidacy in the 2013 Central Saanich by-election. A4 •

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3 cities, 7 districts, 2 towns and a township: mayors polled Continued from page 1

In Parts 3 and 4, organizers from local citizen group

politicians and devoted council attendees trumpet the beauty of direct democracy. Finally, we discuss

Amalgamation Yes lay out how they plan to convince the region’s 360,000 residents why merging is better, while

the changes already taking place with policing, emergency services and transit throughout Greater Victoria. Follow the ongoing discussion on Twitter by searching the hashtag #oneyyj, and visit the News’ Facebook page to weigh in.

We asked the mayors of the CRD municipalities: ‘Do you support some form of municipal amalgamation?’ 1- Wendall Milne, Sooke

“No, I don’t support Sooke amalgamating with other municipalities in the CRD, however I support amalgamation with the unorganized areas surrounding Sooke, subject to the desire of those residing there. Sooke is distinct from the municipalities in the CRD because of the geographical separation between the populated areas. But Sooke has many similar interests as the unorganized areas surrounding the municipality.”

work well and amalgamation does not save money, so any change should be done to solve problems. Issues such as policing, transportation, settlement patterns, sewer, etc., would be easier to resolve under a single urban authority. Successful

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representation. The CRD worked in the ’70s, but now it’s really run by bureaucracy.” amalgamation models must recognize lowpopulation rural and agricultural areas – they won’t survive unless they are governed separately.” •••• 3- Stew Young, Langford “Yes. I support amalgamation if the region was divided into three areas: Saanich Peninsula,

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and programs. Program and service design can ensure responsiveness to local and community values so that all voices are heard.” •••• 8- Nils Jensen, Oak Bay “No. Amalgamation, like fool’s gold, has a shiny attraction but little value. Bigger government, bigger bureaucracy does not work – bigger is not always better. Smaller government is more economic and more responsive to the real needs of residents. Where amalgamation has been tried costs have gone up and quality of service has gone down.” ••••

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9- Frank Leonard, Saanich

“No. Local land-use decisions are best dealt with by local communities through planning processes which incorporate the values of the residents of the area. The region could do a better job in co-ordination in such areas as public safety and transportation. The key to regional oversight is the governance model which must not allow one area or two areas to control the region.” •••• 7- Dean Fortin, Victoria “Yes. Amalgamation, done well, can give the residents of Greater Victoria better planning: of civic infrastructure, of public transportation and of land-use patterns. It can offer efficiencies in the delivery of services

“No. I think we can accomplish improvements to our communities by integrating services, where appropriate. That’s what I’ve always worked on.” •••• 10- Jane Mendum, Highlands “Perhaps. Highlanders voted to incorporate just 20 years ago and we value our self-determination. The current regional governance/ administrative model is diverse, dynamic and representative of local values and responsive to local needs. If other municipalities choose to join together, I maintain potential outcomes need to demonstrate an actual net benefit for residents.”

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•••• 12- Larry Cross, Sidney “I need to see the analysis of the impact on Sidney residents regarding costs, services and accessibility, first. I believe municipalities can do better in seeking benefits from closer co-operation, however.” •••• 13- Alice Finall, North Saanich “No. Small governments are more responsive to residents in terms of balancing desired services with the amount the community is prepared to pay. Amalgamation does not reduce costs, it increases them. Taxes, debt and other charges increase due to cost levels rising to the highest common denominator. Where issues and needs overlap, the CRD administration structure has been praised as efficient and effective.” Part two in the series exploring amalgamtion can be read in the PNR’s Wednesday, April 9 edition.


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What’s so smooth about it


read with puzzled interest the recent letter from Bill Wilson. While I agree the Liberals have taken B.C. for a ride since 2001, it’s his reference to the  “smoothness” of the voyage that confuses.  What is smooth about their gutting of legitimate collective agreements, their design and delivery of a public education law later found to be unconstitu-

tional by the B.C. Supreme Court, their inaccurate forecasting of provincial budget revenues and expenditures, dramatically increased costs to citizens of fundamentals like MSP premiums, the duplicitous introduction of the HST, the unregulated agreement to install smart meters, the cynical exploitation of ethnic communities for “quick wins”, police raids on government offices, their clos-

Readers respond: Go Green In response to Mr. Ryder’s letter to the editor (March 22, 2013) titled Better Representatives wanted in Government, I encourage Mr. Ryder to look to the Green Party. The Green Party has no party whip. This means that elected Greens are not bound by strict party discipline. Unlike other parties, Greens are free to vote for what is best for their constituents. An MLA’s first responsibility is to the people of their riding, as such, if elected, my vote in the legislature will reflect the interests of Saanich North and the Islands first. The Greens provide an exciting opportunity for voters to embrace real change. Through greater cooperation and by working together, Greens are in the best position to support good ideas no matter who puts them forward. Adam Olsen, Green Party Candidate Saanich North and the Islands

Too many tickets The last two weeks in Sidney has seen the local Integrated Road Safety Unit baiting vehicular traffic on the Pat Bay Highway to enforce the law with regards to pulling over to the next lane when approaching emergency vehicles. I encourage all those charged to plead not guilty and proceed to court. The law implies to move over to the next lane if deemed safe to do so. The police are being indiscriminate in this matter and need to be taken to task for this in the court system. Larry J McMillan North Saanich

Change Beacon back to two lanes A Sidney councillor was quoted as saying that the traffic on Beacon was changed to a two lane street to “bolster downtown business.” I was a businesman on Beacon when the change was made and I was one of the many merchants to strongly oppose it. A merchant wanted to put table and chairs on the sidewalk which meant the sidewalk had to be enlarged. They tried to sell us this idea of bigger sidewalks but failed. They then said that it would only be in one block. This was done and then the next block was pressured into changing and finally the last one. Then came the nightmare to change the traffic pattern. • A7

ing of 85 per cent of legal aid offices, the suspect sale of B.C. Rail, and their shameful record of having the highest child poverty rates in Canada seven years in a row? I’m happy this voyage is almost over. The NDP Island Mr. Wilson fears so much looks pretty inviting to me.  Allan Collier North Saanich

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After losing our angle parking we now end up with a three block, two lane highway coming to a screaming halt at a stop sign. A marvel in engineering. Change Beacon back to a lane each way so you can drive through town and not around it. V. Gordon Sidney

North Saanich in the hands of developers We will soon not have to wonder what Langford looks like as the four-councillor majority on North Saanich council have made it very clear that a massive housing stock increase is just what we need here in rural North Saanich. The decisions were made long before the North Saanich Housing Strategy ever got underway. In my opinion, the objective never was to house the work force, who will not be able to afford the resulting homes, but rather to put North Saanich into the hands of  developers. It is time we take back our community. Brian Gartshore North Saanich

Council supposed to represent citizens I was appalled at the comments made by four of the members on North Saanich council at the March 26 meeting when the Residents Association presented results of their survey on development in the area. This survey differed markedly from the survey of workers and others who want to see North Saanich become a suburb of Victoria. The residents, of which I am one, were told that the survey was poorly thoughtout, that the questions were too openended and finally, a slap in the face and a personal attack on those of us who took the survey, that we were ill-informed. The majority of council refused to hand the survey results on to the development survey consultants. I thought council was supposed to represent the residents living in this region. At least have the courtesy not to dismiss us as uninformed. Sandra Phillips North Saanich

New family law in B.C. needs tweaking Re: Breaking up is hard to do (Our View, March 22). As earlier noted, the governing B.C. Liberals forgot the advice of a former Liberal Prime Minister that

“there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” If that PM’s son Justin Trudeau inherited any politically astute genes, our governing provincial party should have sought his advice in drafting the new B.C. Family Law Act. Any such federal level input could only have improved the present Orwellian legislation with which we are now saddled. It will shock more than a few B.C. couples to learn that if they’ve been in common-law relationships for two or more years – thanks to the new and obviously misnamed Family Law Act – they’re now considered equivalent to being legally married. Now lacking a multi-year opt-in option for such couples, this retroactive law is unacceptable. The reported child protection aspects of the Act should be supported, but without changes the current Act will reduce social stability. There’s always hope that after our May provincial election, the government will amend the Family Law Act to deal with family issues only. A better bet is that there will be legal challenges based on the above-noted retroactive issue, and that there’ll be a court ruling requiring government to correct the currently ill-considered Act. Let’s close the bedroom door to government busybodies. Ron Johnson Saanich

Reasoning behind park ‘doggy bags’ Responsible dog owners can certainly appreciate that people who do not clean up after their pets are a nuisance.  However, there may be a logical explanation as to why someone would bother to scoop their dog’s poop and then leave the bag beside the trail.  When you scoop your dog’s poop and you know that there are no disposal facilities in the direction you are heading, rather than packing along a smelly bag of droppings, you simply leave it beside the trail. Then, when retracing your route back to your vehicle, you retrieve the bag and deposit it in the receptacle in the parking lot or take it with you leave the area.  I should add too that many responsible dog owners will remove the bagged deposits of others if they look like they have been there for a while. We understand that the privilege of using public spaces with our pets sometimes requires that we all do a little extra. John Costello Saanich 



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We at the Peninsula News Review know that the region’s finest pubs, restaurants, art galleries, nature walks, sports activities and festivals can all to be found right here on the Peninsula — and we know you agree. That is why we are asking you, our readers, to tell us where to find the pick of the litter, the cream of the crop, the top of the heap of activities, dining and hot spots on the Peninsula. For the eighth year we will be

presenting the Peninsula News Review Readers’ Choice Awards for the people, places and events that you love and want the rest of the community to know about. Simply write your choices in the corresponding blanks and we will compile and print your preferences in a special section this May. To make sure your vote is counted, your completed entry must be received no later than April 22nd. Your COMPLETED entry form is your automatic entry to win the grand prize. See below for details. PHOTOCOPIES NOT ACCEPTED.


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Peninsula’s choice for attractions:

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Favourite public outdoor event __________________________________________________________ Favourite public indoor event____________________________________________________________

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Favourite place to break a sweat ________________________________________________________ Favourite place to tee off _______________________________________________________________ Favourite hiking spot __________________________________________________________________

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Favourite book store __________________________________________________________________ Favourite men’s clothing _______________________________________________________________ Favourite women’s clothing _____________________________________________________________ Favourite furnishing and home decor _____________________________________________________ Favourite thrift/consignment store _______________________________________________________ Favourite health food/vitamin store ______________________________________________________ Favourite garden shop ________________________________________________________________ Favourite flower shop __________________________________________________________________ Favourite grocery store ________________________________________________________________ Favourite jewelry store _________________________________________________________________ Favourite for RV shopping ______________________________________________________________

Peninsula’s choice for healthy living:

Favourite place for stress relief __________________________________________________________ Favourite place to get a better smile______________________________________________________ Best day at the spa ___________________________________________________________________ Favourite place to grab a drink __________________________________________________________ Favourite family restaurant _____________________________________________________________ Favourite seafood restaurant ___________________________________________________________ Favourite ethnic food __________________________________________________________________

Peninsula’s choice for services: Best real estate services _______________________________________________________________ Friendliest service ____________________________________________________________________ Best legal services ____________________________________________________________________ Best financial services _________________________________________________________________ Best catering services _________________________________________________________________ Best locally owned beer, wine and spirits store _____________________________________________ Favourite place to make beer/wine ______________________________________________________ Favourite place for a new hair style ______________________________________________________ Favourite place for a tune-up ___________________________________________________________



Favourite local winery__________________________________________________________________ Best farm produce ____________________________________________________________________ Favourite farm event __________________________________________________________________

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Peninsula’s choice for children:

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Peninsula’s choice for seniors:

Best senior friendly establishment _______________________________________________________ Best senior living facility _______________________________________________________________ Best senior’s health services ____________________________________________________________

Peninsula’s choice for pets:

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Compost raises a stink Rough start to spring Issues before Central Saanich include Woodwyn Farms

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increase the number of suites in the district and that the loss of revenue from the fees was upwards of $16,000. Staff also hope that by reinstating the fees it will encourage those who haven’t yet applied to legalize their suites to do so before the fee payment is due.

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• Several questions from the public were taken during the public inquiry period pertaining to the ongoing issues surrounding a compost facility on Old East Road. Issues with smell, noise and the sale of compost and bylaw enforcement of the latter were raised. One member of the public noted the facility has started a new business on its property — aquamation (like cremation but with liquid) of dead pets and another noted that the facility is advertising the sale of compost on Used Victoria. Staff and council said they continue to work with the other governments involved including the CRD and the Agricultural Land Commission to resolve the issues. • Two applicants brought back an application for a zoning amendment and development variance permit that were addressed at last week’s committee meeting. A request to subdivide a single lot on Springlea Road into three narrow, skinny lots was thrown out by council on March 25 and the applicants came back with a request to only subdivide the lot into two parcels. However, one parcel was still to be long and

• Council heard correspondence from a resident on Hagan Road who complained of the 50 km/h speed limit. Council agreed that the speed limit of 50 km/h on that particular stretch of road was too fast and the issue was referred to a committee meeting for further discussion on how to proceed. File photo

Central Saanich has asked Woodwyn Farms to seek ALC approval before they would consider a rezoning. narrow, and council once again decided it wouldn’t fit in with the form and character of the neighbourhood. The applicant was again encouraged to look into panhandling the lot, something which is common for subdividing in that neighbourhood. • Council voted to reinstate the fees for secondary suites in Central Saanich which were removed in 2009 with the hope of encouraging more suites in the municipality. A staff report detailed that the removal of fees ultimately didn’t

• Richard LeBlanc of Woodwynn Farms approached council with a letter seeking council’s support in establishing a sitespecific agricultural zone in the land use bylaw. His request included keeping the land zoned as agricultural but permitting a small area for housing and various scaled uses in existing buildings including retail and indoor market, a craft workshop, a museum and gallery, a community hall, a restaurant and café, outdoor area for market and stage performances and offices. Council noted that they would need to see an application come through the Agricultural Land Commission before they can act on any request pertaining to the farm’s land use. reporter@peninsula

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Agricultural strategy outlined in North Saanich Report outlines ways to better farmers’ economic fortunes on the Peninsula Steven Heywood News staff

North Saanich’s neighbouring communities congratulated the district on the completion of its agricultural development strategy and anticipates seeing some action on the Peninsula. Mayor Alice Finall

updated her municipal counterparts on the strategy at last month’s tri-municipal council meeting. She said it was started under the previous council, conducted by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria and does include co-operative efforts between the communities on the

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Daffodil (not tulip, to correct an error in the March 29 edition) workers on a Central Saanich farm. Local agricultural plans hope to better farmers’ fortunes in the future. has an agricultural area plan. That plan, cited in the strategy, seeks to do similar things — including lobby the province for better conditions to retain and create farms and create trusts or even deterrents to ensure farm properties remain as such. Bryson did point out that Central Saanich’s overall gross farm

receipts (revenue) were around $18.5 million, whereas farmers spent $18.2 million — showing little to no return on their investment. “Farmers need to be able to reduce their expenses,” he said. Finall agreed, saying while North Saanich farms showed that high average sales revenue, expenses are also quite

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Sidney North Saanich RCMP • On March 27 RCMP responded to a report of vandalism at the St. Vincent De Paul thrift store. Investigation revealed a small hole in the front display window which was possibly the result of a BB gun pellet being shot at it. Anyone with information on this or other vandalism is being asked to contact the RCMP at 250-656-3931. • On April 1 RCMP responded to a report of a theft in progress at a residence on McTavish Road in North Saanich. Police discovered a thief had broken into a garage and stolen a chainsaw. Police caught the man and he was charged with breaking and entering. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Central Saanich Police Service • On April 2 around 2 p.m., a witness called police reporting a possible impaired driver leaving the Co-op on the corner of Keating X Road and West Saanich Road. Officers tracked down the vehicle and the driver was found to be under the influence. A 23-year-old man from Duncan was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. • An officer on patrol on the Pat Bay Highway around 6:30 a.m. on April 3 clocked a driver doing 163 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. The 55-yearold Victoria man was issued a seven day vehicle impound and a pricey ticket for excessive speed.

Tax rates based on land values North Saanich’s overall tax rate is low; facing an increase in 2013 Steven Heywood News staff

There was no increase in the District of North Saanich’s property tax rates in 2012. Director of Financial Services Theresa Flynn confirmed to the News Review that the municipality last year saw a zero increase to its base tax (mil) rate across the board. That base tax rate on residential properties in North Saanich was 1.71 per cent. In its March 27 edition, the News Review’s story on the district’s budget talks indicated this base rate was a tax increase in 2012, which was not the case. The base tax rate is applied to property values set by the B.C. Assessment Authority. The rate is a percentage tax per each $1,000 of assessed value. For instance, applied to a home worth $500,000, a home-

owner would pay around $856 in property tax. Flynn said the tax rate is based on those assessments and can vary in order to bring in the cash needed for the municipality to operate. She expects the property assessments to come to the district later this month, with a final tax rate going to council at that time. On top of that base rate, council has agreed to a 1.62 per cent increase in 2013. This would apply to all classes of tax in the district — residential, commercial and industrial. Council had sought an increase as close to zero per cent as possible, but is facing added costs brought on, in part, by loss of revenue from change in the assessed values of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and NAV Canada airport control tower property.

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and services in the arts community and can provide support to local programs as well. After success in convinc“Local citizens take ing her municipal council advantage of those serthat there’s added value in vices,” Loveless noted contributing to a regional at art month’s tri-municiarts council, Marilyn Lovepal council meeting held less is hoping her neighin North Saanich. “They bours will see the light. often assume their tax dolLoveless, a councillars help those events but lor in the Town of Sidney, Marilyn for the most part, it does recently convinced her fel- Loveless not.” low councillors to signifiSidney’s contribution, said Lovecantly increase their contribution to the Capital Regional District’s arts less, helps local arts groups take council. At budget meetings last advantage of regional grants or promonth, Sidney agreed to roll cash grams. North Saanich councillor Dunstan left in a fund to help the region try to lure the Juno awards to the south Browne noted that his community Island. That effort didn’t pan out, so has $5,000 set aside to support the Sidney added $5,000 to its 2013 con- CRD arts council, as per past practise. tribution, bringing it to $15,000. The District of Central Saanich has The CRD, said Loveless who is Sidney’s liaison on the regional arts taken steps in its budget process to council, supports regional programs possibly find more money.

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Locals make all star squads Athletes from Parkland and Stelly’s playing in hoops all star games SIDNEY — Parkland Secondary School student athletes Jamie Hargreaves and Kate Service will join Stelly’s Secondary’s Britney Bijold among the basketball all stars this Saturday. Girls and boys all star teams from the south and north regions of Vancouver Island converge on St. Margaret’s School on Saturday, April 6 for the 2013 Vancouver Island Seniors Classic All Stars event. The day features three games: the north versus the south girls squads and senior boys A and B teams.

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Parkland Secondary student Jamie Hargreaves (in white) battles for the ball during the hoops season. She and teammate Kate Service play for the South Island all star team April 6 at St. Margaret’s School. Hargreaves and Service are two of PSS’s stronger players on a team that has made great strides in helping rebuild the school’s senior girls AA basketball program. The south Island girls team will be coached

by Kate Carlson from Spectrum and Carmen Lapthorne from Mount Douglas. Stelly’s Stinger Parker Phillips made the seniors boys all star B team, to be coached by Camosun College’s Scot Cuachon.

Since 1988, the south Island girls have dominated the all star results, 20 wins to five over the north. Among the boys, the north holds a 15-7 edge in the B division, and a 14-10 edge at the A level. — News staff





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Palm Court Light Orchestra comes to the Winspear Centre SIDNEY — The Palm Court ation of producer Arthur Freed Light Orchestra is celebrating who developed lavish film sets, Hollywood’s MGM Musicals in wonderful musical scores and its Tuesday, April 16 concert combined them with the talents of, to name a few, Fred at the Charlie White Astaire, Ginger RogTheatre. ers, Gene Kelly and With mezzo Frank Sinatra. soprano soloist KathFor a period of 15 ryn Whitney and conyears from the war ductor Charles Job, years to the mid the Orchestra will 1950s, the MGM Musiembark on a musical brought joy to cal journey that will thousands across the include some of the world. greatest songs ever The Orchestra will written. perform selections George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Kathryn Whitney from The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart and Gun and Lerner and Loewe’s Rodgers and Hammerstein were Gigi. Whitney’s solos will include all at the height of their creativThe Sound of Music, Carousel, ity during this golden period. The MGM Musical was a cre- Oklahoma and Showboat. One

very special song will be Rodgers and Hart’s Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered from Pal Joey. Whitney received her training at the University of Toronto and her doctorate at Oxford University. She also studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and in New York. Whitney now teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Tickets for The Palm Court Light Orchestra’s Over the Rainbow, starting at 2:30 p.m., are available through the Mary Winspear box office by calling 250 656-0275 or visiting For more information on the orchestra or the upcoming production of Over the Rainbow, visit www.palmcourtorchestra. com. — Submitted


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Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show at Winspear SIDNEY – The Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show is on at the Mary Winspear Centre this weekend. This is B.C.’s largest wildlife art show and woodcarving competition and will feature many of Vancouver Island’s top wildlife artists. The event will include displays,

silent and live auctions, wood turnings, commercial booths, workshops and demonstrations. The show runs Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7. For more information, visit — News staff



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Clayworks show and sale this weekend SIDNEY – The 2013 Clayworks Pottery Show and Sale is happening this weekend at the Mary Winspear Centre. The show, which happens annually, features functional, decorative and sculptural pottery created by local artists and their guests, includ-

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Peninsula Players are presenting the ‘60s mod version of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Charlie White Theatre this weekend. The classic play by Oscar Wilde, now complete with a Players twist, is being directed by Geoffrey Davidson. This version, set in the early British mod era, introduces audiences to Jack Worthing; a respectable owner of a country estate. He is the guardian of his niece, Cecily, who is the granddaughter of the man who adopted him as a child. Occasionally, Jack must venture into the city to clean up the messes of his brother Earnest, the most awful, roguish fellow, leading a life fraught with frivolity. Unfortunately, Cecily has become very enamored with this wicked brother of Jack’s she has never met, but is intrigued by the tales of his randy exploits. In truth, there is no brother. Jack is Earnest. Earnest is a figment Jack has invented to escape the tedium of respect-

able living and live the lifestyle he pretends to condemn, while courting Gwendolyn, the cousin of his best friend.

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HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. 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.

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how you can give to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and receive tax savings, as you help build community and achieve greater wealth. Wednesday, April 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre. Call 250-652-7531 for information and to RSVP. Central saaniCh lawn Bowling Club Open House Sunday, April 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park clubhouse (1800 Hovey Road.) Free intro to lawn bowling. For more information contact Margaret Smith at 250-655-9249. Please wear flat or heelless shoes. Coaching available through first week ($20 applied to membership.) downloadaBle Books at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Learn how you can download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, eReader or mobile device. Tuesday, April 16 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. iPad, iPhone and tablets; Thursday, April

Finding a literary agent at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Explore the process of finding a literary agent for your book with writer and editor Marilynne Miles-Gray. Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A presentation of the Sidney North Saanich Library’s Writers Group. Free. To register call 250-656-0944. Bring a story, get a poem with Wendy Morton at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Meet for 15 minutes with master poet Wendy Morton, share your life story, and get a unique poem to take home. Wednesday, April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Call 250-656-0944.


all oF the Dirt with Heather Stretch at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Heather Stretch, co-author of All of the Dirt: Reflections on organic farming, shares her journey from city girl to Saanich Peninsula farmer. Wednesday, April 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. Free. To register call 250-656-0944. learn From ron Gurney and Ken Stevenson, two local retired professionals,



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in support oF the Sidney Literary Festival, Red Brick Cafe in Sidney is hosting An Evening Reading with Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane combined with a silent auction on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for early viewing and tickets, $5, are available through Tanner’s

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good morning rhyme time at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Bring your littlest ones to the library for stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Stay for social time and refreshments. 0-5 years. Thursday, April 11 to May 16 from 10:1510:45 a.m. Free. To register call 250-6560944.


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