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With a vote margin of only 52 votes separating the NDP’s Gary Holman and the Liberals’ Stephen Roberts, Elections B.C. will count the votes again

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Gary Holman said he was nervous Tuesday night and he looked it. The NDP candidate in Saanich North and the Islands was watching the election count come in from his campaign scrutineers at his campaign office in Sidney and the race was close — too close for a man who admitted it was drawing out his pessimistic tendencies. With arms crossed and a bit of a forced smile, Holman said the 40th provincial election, for him, was going to be rough. The atmosphere over at Stephen Roberts’ B.C. Liberal campaign headquarters, also in Sidney, was at times jubilant, followed by stunned silence. Back and forth it went as the results came in — with each polling station changing the leaderboard but only by the narrowest of margins. When the last polling station finally reported in, Holman was clinging to a 52-vote lead and only cautiously accepting the news that he had been declared the winner. “I won’t believe I’m elected until Elections B.C. confirms it,” he said in a call with the News Review Tuesday night. Holman said there is still the counting of mail-in and absentee ballots to come — that and the final tally which won’t happen until May 27 by Elections B.C. First, however, Elections B.C. will conduct a recount. Since the race was decided by under 100 votes, there is an automatic recount by the district electoral officer. Don Main, Elections B.C. communication manager, says a recount can happen when the vote spead between the top two candidates is under 100, or if it’s

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B.C. Liberal candidate for Saanich North and the Islands, Stephen Roberts, and his supporters applaud some of the early returns on election night in B.C. His fortunes would rise and fall with almost every polling station update.

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According to Elections B.C. preliminary data, here’s how the race ended Tuesday night:

• Liberals retain a majority province-wide in a shocking electoral turnaround Page 3

NDP candidate Gary Holman: 9,681 B.C. Liberal candidate Stephen Roberts: 9,629 Green Party candidate Adam Olsen: 9,294 votes Independent candidate Scott McEachern: 567

• The Green Party makes history in B.C. wth the election of an MLA in Oak Bay-Gordon Head Page 3

requested by a candidate. Yet to be counted, he said, are absentee and mail-in votes, as well as ballots cast at the district electoral office between when the election was called and 8 p.m. on May 14. Should the final tally after May

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27 result in a vote differential that is one-five hundredth of the total votes cast in Saanich North and the Islands, Main said there would be a judicial recount. Roberts, as a result, still has his hopes up. He spent much of the

evening watching the results pour in and monitoring tweets and posts on his phone. “There was that strange last polling station that took a lot of time to report,” Roberts said Wednesday morning. “The mail-

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ins and absentee votes are still out there as well. “We’re not quite done.” Adam Olsen of the Green Party, meanwhile, looked to play the spoiler all night and at the end of the evening, was only around 300 votes off the leaders in Saanich North and the Islands. With additional votes expected to be counted on May 27, even he cannot be counted out at this stage. “Realistically, even though it is a close finish here, the eventual result depends on the remaining ballots,” he said. “Having said that, I haven’t conceded yet.” Olsen said what the result in this riding means is that people cannot ever say that their vote does not count. “We turn out to vote like few others in this province,” Olsen said of Saanich North and the Islands, which had a 64.8 per cent voter turnout — exceeding the provincial avarage of 52 per cent. Olsen added he’s not unhappy with his third place finish at this stage, saying his strong campaign here helped bolster the fortunes of the Greens on the Island. Andrew Weaver was elected B.C.’s frst Green MLA in Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “We broke through,” Olsen said. “Andrew is a tremendous candidate. It helped, having a couple of strong campaigns around him.” As for his leader, Jane Sterk, her future at the head of the Green Party is up to her, Olsen said. He credited Sterk for putting the party in a position to have the second candidate win in a first-pastthe-post election in this country. PLEASE SEE: Candidates credit each, page 3

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Small lots in North Saanich take a step closer to reality Developer of 9395 East Saanich Rd. says local workers have top priority

Workers to get first dibs on new homes

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Sanpen Properties Inc. says local workers will get the first chance to buy new homes built at their 9395 East Saanich Rd. development site. Mark Johnson, speaking on behalf of the company, says they will be offering the Sidney North Saanich Industrial Group, Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and North Saanich fire department first crack. He said the opportunity would last six months after the development officially gets shovels in the ground — with a full public opening to follow on or around December 16, 2013. John Juricic, executive director of the Sidney North Saanich Industrial Group, says finding homes for local workers has been a top issue. “This addresses the issue of non-workers buying the homes,” he said. “Financial incentives will be part of that.” In a presentation to council, Johnson showed what the homes would look like, addressing concerns that the developer has not yet given an indication of the look and feel of the property. He said the project would be built out in one phase, despite the district’s need for a phased-in agreement. Johnson added the company will be paying $32,250 in amenity and other fees, per lot, to the district for a total contribution of $1.25 million. That includes money for the developer to build sewer connections. “Certainly, this is a large cost of doing business in this community,” he said. Prices for the homes, he said, would range from $399,900 to $434,900.

community that we should be promoting higher density.” Daly credited people for being A majority of North Saanich honest in their dislike of change district councillors made it clear in their community but pointed during a crowded public hear- out he believes there is a real ing this week that they are not need for new housing options. “If it wasn’t for the airport pursuing social housing as they seek to allow a diverse selection and the ferry terminal, we’d be of new homes on the Peninsula. in deep, deep, do-do,” he said, What is on the table, they said, referencing the district’s reliance on residential taxes. are proposed changes Coun. Elsie McMurto the district’s official phy noted that while community plan and the district needs zoning bylaw to help more affordable houscreate the conditions ing she feels it should (small residential lots) come in the form of for market housing that support and assiscan fill a need in their tance, delving into community. These the realm of social changes are being led housing. by a proposed 40-lot “I don’t want housdevelopment at 9395 East Saanich Rd. While Elsie McMurphy ing to trump land,” she said, “unless it the hearing was not meets our policy on a specifically about the need for social housdevelopment project ing.” — it was about zoning Coun. Craig Mearns and OCP amendments said social housing — it is generally held — based on rents or that these changes are mortgages set at no necessary in order for more than one-third the development to of a person’s income proceed. — is for people on “The results from social assistance and this public hearing are about right,” said Coun- Conny McBride is not on the table in this case. cillor Ted Daly, who “We don’t own had tallied up supporters and opposition who spoke this land,” added Coun. Conny McBride. “It’s up to its owners out during the meeting. He said with supporters to decide it use and we need slightly edging opposition (20 diverse housing.” Opponents held a variety of people stated they support the project, 16 were opposed and opinions on the matter includtwo didn’t clearly state a feeling ing the admission by some that either way), it mirrors the recent they are NIMBYs and simply housing survey conducted by don’t want their community to CTQ Consulting of Kelowna and change. Others were concerned that one conducted in 2007 and 2008 following the last official com- the project was being advanced without the benefit of a final munity plan update. Daly and Mayor Alice Finall housing study report from CTQ both agreed that North Saanich Consulting. Daly pointed out on is clearly a divided community that point that council said all when it comes to growth issues along that the study would not — and this dynamic is reflected put on hold their decisions on this particular project. by the current council. “This community remains clearly divided,” Finall said. PLEASE SEE: “There is no consensus in this Housing development, page 6

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Sidney gets a jolt

The Town of Sidney has installed five level two electric vehicle charging stations in the community. They also unveiled the latest addition to the municipal vehicle fleet, a Nissan Leaf electric car. Four of the charging stations are for public use and are located at town hall, Tulista Park, 9751 Third St. parking lot and at Iroquois Park. Elsewhere, the Best Western and Smittys have added a charging station of their own. TM

Clark defies poll, Liberals win majority Tom Fletcher Black Press

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark pulled an upset win Tuesday, defying the polls and pundits who started the evening talking about her exit strategy after a loss. Early results gave Clark’s B.C. Liberals 50 seats, with 33 for the NDP. Clark took an early lead in poll results Tuesday night, with veterans Mike de Jong, Rich Coleman, Terry Lake and Linda Reid retaining their seats. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins lost to B.C. Liberal Mary Polak in Langley. Cummins said he will stay on as leader. Clark had a close contest in her own constituency of VancouverPoint Grey, running against the NDP’s David Eby, who came close to winning in Clark’s by-election two years ago. B.C. Green Party candidate Andrew Weaver made a breakthrough in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, winning the first

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B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark led an aggressive campaign and overcame a large lead for the NDP. seat for the Green Party. A high-profile climate scientist, Weaver benefited from the same highly concentrated campaign effort that produced a seat for national Green leader Elizabeth May.

Vicki Huntingon won re-election in Delta South, a landmark for an independent to win twice without party affiliation. Independents Bob Simpson in Cariboo North and John van Dongen in Abbotsford South, fell to

their B.C. Liberal challengers. “Just like Alberta, the voters got to the ballot box and chickened out,” said one observer on Twitter. The result shocked observers, who had been expecting an NDP majority. “The Liberals came in with a better plan for managing the economy,” said Jordan Bateman, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retained the B.C. Liberal seat in Parksville-Qualicum, a lonely stronghold on Vancouver Island previously held by Ron Cantelon. In one of the key swings, B.C. Liberal Laurie Throness knocked of NDP incumbent Gwen O’Mahoney, who won a by-election in Chilliwack-Hope last year. Joe Trasolini, the other by-election winner, was also knocked off in Port Moody-Coquitlam. “I feel like we rose from the dead,” said former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, who won the VancouverFalse Creek constituency for the B.C. Liberals.

B.C. Greens make history in Oak Bay-Gordon Head Don Descoteau News staff

On a night that saw the B.C. Liberals snatch victory from the jaws of defeat provincewide, star candidate Andrew Weaver scored a major coup Tuesday for the Green Party in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

Votes are still being counted, but it appears University of Victoria climate scientist and Nobel Prize co-winner has ousted incumbent Liberal and veteran cabinet minister Ida Chong, and second-time NDP candidate Jessica Van der Veen to earn his party’s first seat in the

B.C. legislature. With a majority of polls reporting Tuesday night, Weaver had more than 6,100 votes to Van der Veen’s 4,500 and Chong’s 4,266. It was a bittersweet night for the Greens, whose leader, Jane Sterk, finished a distant second behind incumbent

Carole James of the NDP in Victoria-Beacon Hill. Sterk has said she would step down as B.C. Green leader if defeated in this election. The orange wave rolled over Greater Victoria once again, as five of seven electoral districts went overwhelmingly in favour of the

NDP. Incumbents James, Rob Fleming (Victoria-Swan Lake), Maurine Karagianis (Esquimalt-Royal Roads), Lana Popham (Saanich South) and John Horgan (Juan de Fuca) scored comfortable wins. PLeaSe See: Solid NDP showing, page 6

Candidates credit each other for strong effort Continued from page 1

Province-wide, the B.C. Liberals maintained a majority government. Holman said those results were disconcerting. “It’s disconcerting, given the polls,” he said. “But the voters are always right, by definition.” He said his narrow victory represents big change in a riding held by the Liberals for 12 years. Again, he said he’ll be on pins and needles until the final vote count later this month. South Island MLAs, he said, will now have to work very hard with local government and other groups to ensure the Liberals hear their needs. Roberts said he’s happy to

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Re-elected and elected NDP MLAs, from left Maureen Karagianas, Carole James, Gary Holman, Rob Fleming and Lana Popham wait to go up on stage after their arrival at the NDP party at the convention centre. see his party back in a majority government. He said it’s fantastic and reflects the voters’ desire to have a part in government committed to the economy and seeing a

more prosperous province. “The Liberals have always had a plan for that,” he said. As for Saanich North and the Islands, Roberts said the result — a close race on

election night — is a result of a variety of factors. Those include a green movement on the Peninsula and a senior population that has tended to be more conservative. He

is happy with his campaign effort and credited both the NDP and Green Party for also having strong campaigns on the Peninsula. Both Roberts and his party leader faced very close races in their respective ridings, with Clark losing to the NDP’s David Eby in Vancouver-Point Grey by a little more than 700 votes. She remains party leader but may look to run in a by-election in another riding (where a Liberal MLA would have to step aside) in order to be able to sit in the legislature. Saanich North and the Islands had been in B.C. Liberal hands for 12 years, most recently held by former MLA Murray Coell. Holman came within 245 votes of Coell in 2009.

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Green mouse may yet roar The movers and shakers in the B.C. NDP will no doubt lose plenty of sleep given the party’s underwhelming performance in Tuesday’s provincial election. While its candidates once again rolled to a near sweep in Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island, the NDP has more to think about than simply how to get the better of the B.C. Liberals. The win by Andrew Weaver of the Green Party over longtime Liberal MLA Ida Chong and tireless NDP campaigner Jessica Van der Veen in Oak Bay-Gordon Head opens the door a crack for a party seen for years as a quirky collection of environmentalists. In terms of the popular vote, perhaps a better measurement of public support for a party, the Greens fared roughly the same as 2009, taking about eight per cent provincewide. But over the longer term, the presence of the vocal Weaver in the legislature may give the public a glimpse of just how well a Green party MLA can represent constituents. It’s the old “show me, don’t tell me” scenario. If people like how the Nobel Prize-winning scientist handles himself and takes the Liberals to task, it may just encourage more voters to step out of their comfort zone and go Green next election. And that will mostly take votes away from the NDP, which has tried hard to incorporate a business-friendly strategy with being environmentally responsible, so as not to alienate anyone. It’s tough to play well to both crowds, as the Liberals know. Among the reasons they emerged victorious on election day was they stuck primarily to one message, that of keeping a strong economy and job creation front and centre. Winning one seat among 85 in the legislature isn’t exactly earth shattering and the B.C. Greens face their own uncertainty with leader Jane Sterk losing for a second straight time. But the party is poised to alter B.C.’s political history more than we realize. It just might take a while. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-656-5526. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Peninsula News Review is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


True collaboration helps community These and other matters are vital With our 13 municipalities and infrastructure issues that, if handled several other regional bodies, poorly, could cost millions of including the Capital Regional taxpayer dollars. District, we have many I recently attended a public leaders and many CRD-led consultation on more civil servants at the regional transportation staff level. with other Greater Many people argue that Victoria leaders. I was we are over-governed struck by the paradox and poorly co-ordinated. that many municipal The original mandate staff were more than of the CRD was to willing to collaborate foster co-ordination and with others on issues collaboration amongst the such as transportation, various municipalities and Dan Spinner but felt they had little in some cases this has Guest column encouragement from their gone very well. political leaders to do so. As volunteer viceThat’s just not good enough from chair on the CRD’s water advisory our political leaders, who could committee, I’ve become impressed be accused of saying one thing with the regional water system. publicly – no one will disagree with Among the good decisions made collaboration – and something else are the acquisition of substantial behind the scenes. watersheds that should guarantee As vice-president of the high quality and high volumes of water for our communities for many Community Social Planning Council, I also recently moderated a session years to come. on affordable housing in the region. While the water commission, Happily, several mayors and with the help of the water advisory committee, has much to do, there is councillors attended to discuss the No. 1 issue in the region, according no doubt that collaboration around to the Victoria Foundation’s latest water services in the CRD has been Vital Signs report. a huge success. There is strong interest in this We need more such successes in issue as well, but clearly there has Greater Victoria, particularly in the areas of sewage and transportation. been very little co-ordination and collaboration across municipal Successful collaborations such as boundaries on affordable housing the CRD’s water program should to date. In fact, many staff and inspire and encourage far better politicians in the room were co-operation than currently exists.

unaware of what best practices and successes exist across the region or even how their bylaws compared. To be fair, they were there to learn about them. There seems to be a collaborative instinct and willingness at the staff level with a stated commitment at the political level, but there appears to be not nearly as much actual day-to-day co-ordination on many issues. This is true for the West Shore as well as the entire region. We live in an extraordinary community and our citizens deserve the very best in forward thinking and innovation on all of these cross-boundary infrastructure issues. To believe that a behind the scenes, unstated Balkanized approach will produce the best solutions is naïve. To ensure that our communities can be healthier, both in terms of economy and quality of life, we need to reach beyond our local concerns to achieve a shared, broader vision of how we want to live together in the Greater Victoria Region. We did it on water, so let’s do it in all the other critical infrastructure areas as well. With the provincial election producing no south Vancouver Island representation in the governing party, it’s more important than ever that we get our collective regional act together. Dan Spinner is CEO of the WestShore Chamber of Commerce.

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Joe Benning, Margaret Reeve, Chris Edley, Helene Dizy, Maureen Dale, Ann Gower, Jarrett Teague and Gary Zilkie unveil an interpretive sign at John Dean Park on May 11.

Park graced with new sign NORTH SAANICH — The dedication of an interpretive display recognizing John Dean and his contribution to the citizens of B.C. in John Dean Provincial Park took place Saturday, May 11. It was a unique and rather special event commemorating the donation of the land for the park by Dean with a sign designed by Edley Signs. This is the first of several signs for the park planned by the Friends of John Dean Park Society and B.C. Parks. Dean was the first person to donate land to be held in perpetuity as a provincial park. Because of him pioneer settlers that owned adjacent properties to his donated land that was used for the access road, now called Dean Park Road, and to increase the size of the park, which is now 427 acres. John Dean Provincial Park is the third oldest park in the province and is one of the best maintained parks thanks to the

work over the years by members of the Friends and other volunteers. Gary Zilkie, a member of the Friends Board of Directors, delivered the opening remarks during the dedication, thanking all those who have contributed to the maintenance and upkeep of the park. He paid a special thanks to Jarrett Teague, who has volunteered many years maintaining the trails and provided the original idea and source material for the display. Sidney Councillor Kenny Podmore thanked the Friends for the invitation, saying because of it he had learned a great deal about John Dean. “Dean was very industrious and self-sufficient,” Podmore said. “He was a world traveller who looked for ways to improve the world around him. He was interested in nature, became a politician and was known to be kind and generous.” Friends President, Margaret Reeve noted seventy-five years

ago this week, on May 14, 1938, Dean attended the first community event in the park at 87 years of age. That event celebrated the completion of the access road and the major trails that had been built as the result of a Federal work relief program during the Great Depression. Joe Benning, B.C. Parks Area Supervisor for Saanich and the South Gulf Islands, acknowledged the creativity and hard work that went into the research, development and artistry of the interpretive display. “This is my favourite part of the job,” said Benning as he unveiled the display. “Projects like these make it possible for people to leave the park with knowledge that builds respect and appreciation for nature and natural systems.” For more information about The Friends of John Dean Park Society, please contact Friends President Margaret Reeve at 250652-3282. — Submitted by Maureen Dale

Tsawout chief helping reclaim Mt. Doug Devon MacKenzie News staff

A member of the Tsawout First Nation is part of the movement to reclaim the original name of Mount Douglas in Saanich. During an event on Wednesday, May 22, Eric Pelkey will be joined by members from the Songhees and other WSÁNEC First Nations in a gathering that will serve to reinstate the name PKOLS (pronounced p’cawls) for the mountain. “This is something that our elders have been calling for, for many, many years,” said Pelkey, who works in the Douglas Treaty office at Tsawout, in a media release. “[This will] bring back the names we have always used to where they belong.” Stories of PKOLS go back to nearly the beginning of time

for the WSÁNEC people, Pelkey said. Historically it has been an important meeting place and geological findings indicate it was the last place glaciers receded from on southern Vancouver Island (PKOLS roughly translates to white rock.) Not only will the gathering on Wednesday serve to rename the mountain but it will also serve to reclaim the site where the Douglas Treaty was first signed with the WSÁNEC nations. “It is a very important place for our people,” said Pelkey. “PKOLS is a part of our creation story within the WSÁNEC nation and it’s where our treaty was first agreed to in 1852.” To signify the renewal of the original nation-to-nation treaty relationship, organizers of the May 22 action, including volun-

teers from local First Nations, the Indigenous Nationhood Movement and Social Coast will stage a march up the mountain from the base along with a reenactment of the signing of the Douglas Treaty, the telling of oral histories and traditional significance of the mountain and finally, the installation of a new PKOLS sign. “We expect this to be a major event and we welcome all people to witness and participate in this important day for our people,” said Pelkey. The event begins at 5 p.m. on May 22 when supporters will gather at the base of Mt. Doug in the lower parking lot. The march will begin shortly after. For more information, visit http://PKOLS. org. — With files from Reclaim PKOLS

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Many of the opposition said they are worried the project’s 40 lots are only the beginning — with 95 more proposed across the street and an estimated 300-plus looming on the horizon — and that the changes to the OCP and zoning bylaw would open the door to thise new development in North Saanich. Supporters of the development also had many opinions, from the need for more affordable housing options on the market and the retention of local jobs, to beautifying the neighbourhood and adding sidewalks. Council voted 4-3 to

A review of the official community plan in North Saanich won’t hapen any time soon, says Councillor Ted Daly, responding to calls to review it in the wake of planned density change sought to allow new development. “I want it clear,” he explained, “I tried to get a full OCP review on the housing issue and was told by other councillors that this didn’t need it. Now, similar people are saying ‘do an OCP review.’ That ship has sailed.” Instead, council at the beginning of this term of office decided to proceed with changes to the district’s housing policy, a document within the OCP. “It’s true, an OCP review was requested,” says Mayor Alice Finall. “I did support it be put off but at that time, we had no idea this level of development pressure would show itself in North Saanich.” Councillor Dunstan Browne said district staff told council they could proceed with looking at bits and pieces. “And this is the one aspect that we’ve been talking about and this is the one that we reviewed,” he said. Coun. Celia Stock says she’s not in favour of a full OCP review, adding the district’s chief administrative officer was clear that the housing component could be dealt with on its own. advance the changes to their OCP and zoning bylaws — as well as a




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agreements for sewer and water utilities. Then, the company has to apply for a development permit and undergo scrutiny on the project’s form and character. Once thiose stages are complete or in progress, he said, there’s the building permit application process. editor@peninsula

Solid NDP showing Continued from page 3

Weaver, whose campaign team celebrated the win at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, was part of a three-way battle that was too close to call at the outset. He took an early lead in the polling and extended that advantage. Despite the solid NDP showing in Greater Victoria, the provincial picture left at least one winner questioning campaign strategy. “I think it’s a bit of an upset, it’s unexpected,” said Karagianis from NDP campaign headquarters at the Victoria Conference Centre. “It just goes to show that you cannot believe the polls. It means a positive campaign, despite the fact that people say they want that, does not work as well as a negative campaign and that’s really sad.”


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Pet memorial centre turned down Central Saanich council says no to alkaline hydrolysis animal carcass disposal operation Devon MacKenzie News staff

An application to start up a pet loss memorial centre on Stanhope Farm was denied by Central Saanich council. The application came from Jocelyne Monette and Stanhope Farm in April to operate an alkaline hydrolysis animal carcass operation and pet memorial business on Stanhope property. The process, sometimes referred to as aquamation, takes place in an enclosed machine and reduces corpses to bone in less than 24 hours. The sterile effluent can then apparently be used as fertilizer. According to the application, Monette had plans to use the alkaline hydrolysis technology that Stanhope owns (to dispose of dead farm animals) to process deceased family pets. The memorial centre component of the business would then factor in as pets’ bones could be ground up and returned to

As well, the buildowners much like traing the business was ditional ashes. occupying is currently “Alkaline hydrolypart of an outstanding sis is more environexpired building permentally friendly than mit as are two other flame-based cremabuildings on Stanhope tion,” said Monette Farm property also during a May 13 Planfacing bylaw enforcening and Development ment issues. Committee meeting, “This is just another adding that the energy used in alkaline hydro- Alastair Bryson example of these people not conformlysis is much less than ing to the bylaws,” that used in flame said Stanhope Farm neighbour, based cremation. She added there is less of a Ray Baker, who has also voiced carbon footprint with the pro- concerns over noise and odour stemming from the farm’s comcess compared to cremation. Despite Monette’s intentions posting operation. During committee proceedto offer a greener gateway over the rainbow bridge for fam- ings, Mayor Alastair Bryson ily pets, council immediately immediately moved a recommendation from staff that denied the application. According to photo documen- rejected the application and rectation from the municipality’s ommended that the applicant bylaw officer, Ken Neurateur, the seek an alternative location on business appeared to be operat- appropriately zoned land. The motion was carried with ing prior to any discussions or decisions from council on actu- no discussion and only Councilally issuing a business license. lor Carl Jensen opposed.

Business lost revenue due to scam Devon MacKenzie News staff

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given of a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in the Central Saanich Municipal Council Chamber, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, at 6:30 p.m. on MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 with regard to the following proposed Bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999, and with regard to a proposed Development Variance Permit. CENTRAL SAANICH LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1808, 2013 (6728 WOODWARD DRIVE) In general terms, the purpose of the proposed Bylaw No. 1808, 2013 - Subject Property Bylaw is to amend Appendix “A” of the Central Saanich Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999 to rezone the westerly portion of the area of land legally described as Lot 3, Sections 13 and 14, Range 2 West, South Saanich District, Plan 13325 (6728 Woodward Drive), as shown shaded on the map, from Large Lot Single Family Residential (R1) to Small Lot Single Family Residential (R-1S). The intent of the proposed bylaw amendment is to facilitate the subdivision of the subject property at 6728 Woodward Drive into two lots; retaining the existing house on the larger eastern lot and allowing construction of one new single family dwelling on the new smaller proposed R-1S lot to the west. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT A Development Variance Permit has been requested in respect to 6728 Woodward Drive to vary the R-1 regulations in section 38(27) of Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999, by reducing the rear yard setback for the existing house from the required 7.5m (25 ft) to 4.3m (14 ft) to enable the existing house to remain on the new eastern lot. Copies of the proposed Bylaw and Development Variance Permit, Land Use Bylaw No. 1309, 1999, staff reports and other related information that may be considered by Council, may be inspected at the Office of the Municipal Clerk, Central Saanich Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, from the date of this notice to 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013 inclusive. For more information, please phone the Planning Department at 250-544-4209. All persons who believe that their interest in property may be affected by the proposed Bylaw and Development Variance Permit shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing, either in person, by representative, or by written submission, on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaw and Development Variance Permit, at the above mentioned time, date and place. Dated at Saanichton, BC, this 7th day of May, 2013. Ruby Shea Deputy Municipal Clerk

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Judi Millard, right, manager of Christine Laurent Jewellers, chats with Sue Whitlock during a wine a cheese held in honour of Millard’s retirement last Friday. Millard’s last official day at the store was May 11. She had managed the store since 1984.

Ramp request defeated in a tie Devon MacKenzie News staff

A request from a business in Saanichton to amend their development permit was turned down with a tied vote during the Planning and Development committee meeting on May 13. Vic Clive, who purchased the old Moose Hall building at the corner of East Saanich Road and Wallace Drive and plans to relocate his business The Old Attic there, had requested that council amend the development

permit to allow him to go ahead without building an accessible ramp to the building. Months ago, council had allowed a variance in the building permit for the ramp to be built close to the property line but Clive and the architects are now encountering higher costs associated with the ramp and were seeking to be permitted to not include it. “In the interest of being as supportive as we can to small business, I would go ahead with allowing them not to build the

ramp,” said Councillor Carl Jensen. Mayor Alastair Bryson countered Jensen’s comment by suggesting that renovations like the ones being made to the old hall in order to bring it up to code should be done to the highest and most useful standards. Councillor Zeb King excused himself from the proceedings because of a conflict of interest and the motion to exclude the ramp from the development permit was defeated by a tied vote of 3-3.

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ACTION YARD CARE. 15 + years exp. Honest & reliable. Quality work. 250-744-6918.

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.


AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 Spring clean up Lawn aeration & fertilize-soil-hedges & more.

22YRS EXP Garden clean-ups weeding, etc. All areas of city. $25/hr. No tax. 250-656-7045.

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

Clean ups, Lawn and Garden Care, Landscaping Projects, Horticultural.

778-678-2524 J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

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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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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 M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. MULTI UNIT to Home Renos. Free Est’s. Call Green Bird Development. (250)929-4685.

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

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

MISC SERVICES CUSTOM WOODWORK: Recovered wood; wine racks, shelving, picture framing and more. Built in or mobile at reasonable prices. (250)812-8646 • A11 • A11



the sAAnichton 10th Tsartlip Beavers (K to Grade 2), Cubs (Grades 3 to 5) and Scouts (Grades 6 to 8) are holding spring registration for Sept. 2013 on Tuesday, May 21  from 6:307:30 p.m. at the Saanichton school field (1649 Mount Newton X Rd). Bring your kids down for some fun and games on the field. For more information please contact Carolyn Moeller at 250-6550210.


sAAnich peninsulA toAstMAsteRs meets every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sidney North Saanich library in the Nell Horth room. Do you want to develop better speaking skills, learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet and build strong leadership skills?

The News Review provides this community calendar free of charge, giving preference to Saanich Peninsula clubs, organizations and individuals holding non-profit events in our readership area. Publication is not guaranteed. Calendar items should be mailed, dropped off at our office, or e-mailed to editor@ Contact Mary at 250544-1819 for more information. sAAnich peninsulA Toastmasters Open House happens May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sidney North Saanich library in the Nell Horth Room. Come see what Toastmasters is all about and how you can benefit. For more information contact Mary at 250-544-1819 or go to http://1288. toastmastersclubs. org. sidney sisteR cities association meets third Thursday of the month at

the Sidney North Saanich Library (Nell Horth Room) at 7 p.m. Help us build our sister relationships with Anacortes, Cairns Australia and Niimi, Japan. For more information check our new website www. sidneysister citiesassociation. com. just Moved to the Saanich Peninsula? Why not join the Peninsula Newcomers Club and make new friends and explore the community. We meet for lunch on the second Thursday

Saanich Senior’s Centre. Come out and support this nonprofit facility which provides recreation and support for all seniors on the Peninsula.

of every month in Sidney with an invited speaker. Share in a variety of interests and activities organized and run by our members. For more information check our website: peninsulanewcomers. ca.


ARe you inteRested in attending the POPS daytime concert series (2013/14 season) of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, beginning in September, at the Royal Theatre? SHOAL Centre has several season packages available for sale – price includes round-trip transportation from SHOAL. Call 250 656-5537 ext. 117.


Bingo eveRy WednesdAy at 1 p.m. at The Centre for Active Living in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) Cash prizes, special games and a progressive jackpot. Refreshments available. Open to everyone. Proceeds go to operating costs for The Central

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