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House plans on hold Sidney council holds off on granting permit until talks happen Steven Heywood News staff
Neighbours of a property on Amelia Avenue in Sidney will talk with the homeowner and town staff about ways to lessen the impact of planned renovations. The owner, Ken Wright, has applied to the town for a development variance permit to allow him to add a third story to the house. The variance would require the town to relax existing height and setback restrictions in its existing regulations. Nearby residents spoke to council June 10, expressing concern that a taller home — one that already does not conform to current bylaws — will negatively impact them. Their issues ranged from loss of privacy to something that doesn’t fit in with the character of the neighbourhood. Wright, also at the meeting, says he has lived there for 35 years, has no intention to leave and wants to upgrade his home. He said he didn’t want to be punished for having a home that was built in the 1920s and as the town’s rules changed, no longer conforms to current zoning rules. Please see: Neighbours, owner, page 4
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Peninsula News in brief Get to know your sister cities
SIDNEY — The Sidney Sister Cities Association holds a special event at the Victoria Flying Club on Thursday, June 20. It’s called Know Your Sister Cities and will feature infomration about Anacortes, Washington State, Cairns, Australia and Niimi, Japan. Find out more at www. sidneysistercitiesassociation. com.
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Deep Cove Elementary teacher Liz Lebel retires this month after 20 years at the school.
Saying goodbye to Deep Cove Elementary Liz Lebel retires after 20 years of teaching at local elementary school Devon MacKenzie News staff
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SAANICHTON — A pair of dogs injured by cars need your help to heal their broken legs. The Victoria Adoptables Dog Rescue group are fundrasing to get the dogs the care they need. They are holding a barbecue June 22 at Pets West. For details, call the Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital at 778351-3030.
After 20 years at Deep Cove Elementary and 31 years with the Saanich School District french immersion teacher Liz Lebel is retiring. “I love this community and I’ve loved watching it grow,” said Lebel of Deep Cove. “I’m going to miss the kids, the spontaneity of teaching and the humour. Teaching to me is a lot like
being on stage and I’ll miss having that every day,” she said. She also noted that she’ll miss things like getting to teach different age children from the same family. “There’s always those families with four or five children and sometimes you get teach all of them. That’s something really special, seeing them all grow up. I’ll miss that.” Prior to teaching in North Saanich, Lebel taught at another local school, Keating Elementary.
In her time at Deep Cove, Lebel was the catalyst behind many clubs and organizations including the swim club and teaching knitting to students. She also played a large part in the school’s Help Lesotho project which supports a school in Africa. “The Help Lesotho project has been a really big deal for me over the last few years and it’s really made a lot of progress. “It’s something the school can be
really proud of,” she said. In her retirement Lebel is looking forward to pursuing her interests in art as well as her volunteerism with various organizations including the ANAVETS in Sidney. The school will host a retirement tea in honour of Lebel on Thursday, June 20 at 3:30 p.m. Any past or current students, parents and colleagues are welcome to attend, she said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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• Town council put off a development variance permit application to allow for a property owner on Amelia Avenue to talk further with staff and with his neighbours. Residents in the area are concerned plans to add a third storey to the house would detrimentally impact them. • There will be a public hearing June 24 at town hall after council advanced official community plan and zoning amendments for five properties along Third Street. A proposal is before the town to rezone the properties into higher-density residential lots to allow for small lot single family development. • Mayor Larry Cross con-
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Car wash for Cops for Cancer this weekend Sidney North Saanich RCMP auxiliary member to ride in this year’s Tour de Rock fundraiser Devon MacKenzie News staff
A car wash taking place this weekend will mark the first major fundraising effort for local Tour de Rock rider Alan Neville-Rutherford. Neville-Rutherford was named to the 2013 Tour de Rock team earlier this spring and said he is excited to start the journey towards the two-week long ride that will take place in the fall. “The main motivation for me to ride this year was that I had a cousin who passed away from Leukemia a year after being diagnosed,” said NevilleRutherford. “We were very close. He had three teenage kids and was the same age as me so it was a real eye opener.” Neville-Rutherford has been a member of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP auxiliary since 2006 and has
lived in Sidney since he moved to Canada from the UK almost 20 years ago. “You usually find me at the Thursday night market selling Tour de Rock T-shirts and whatnot at the RCMP booth and people always asked me if I was the Tour de Rock rider. “So I’m happy to be able to say that I am now, and I’m hoping to do everything I can to raise as much as possible for the pediatric cancer.” Neville-Rutherford added that his employer, G4S who handle airport security around the province, has been extremely supportive and has allowed him to carry over vacation time from last year to cover the length of the ride in the fall. “They have been so supportive of me taking this on and for that I’m thankful,” he said. Currently, Neville-
“You usually find me at the Thursday night market selling Tour de Rock T-shirts and whatnot at the RCMP booth and people always asked me if I was the Tour de Rock rider.” – Alan NevilleRutherford Rutherford is training three days a week. On Tuesday evenings the team practices hills, on Thursdays they do speed training and on Sundays they train distance. “It’s really all about the team,” he said. “We wear the same gear, we ride the same bikes and we stick together. That’s what it’s all about.” The fundraiser this
weekend is also going to be a team effort, Neville-Rutherford said, as many businesses in the community have offered up their goods and services for the car wash and barbecue that he’ll be holding Saturday. “Thrifty Foods donated Smile Cards so we could purchase food for the barbecue, Monk Office Supply did all the poster printing, Speed Pro took care of the signage, Lordco donated the sponges and soap, Capital Fire donated the hoses and water and Quality Brake donated their parking lot to host the event in, so it really has been a community effort,” Neville-Rutherford said, adding that anyone who is keen to help out is welcome to show up and volunteer their time. “I’m hoping to raise around $1500,” he said. The car wash and barbecue in support of
Sea Change receives grant Local nonprofit part of West Marine’s Marine Conservation Grants program BRENTWOOD BAY — West Marine named Sea Change Conservation Society as a 2013 recipient of a Marine Conservation Grant. In honour of World Oceans Day, West Marine announced the recipients of their annual Marine Conservation Grants program on June 10. Grants were awarded to organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada who are working to improve and
protect marine habitat. Due to the abundance of application for worthwhile projects, West Marine upped their grants to $40,000 instead of $30,000. The grants are a component of West Marine’s BlueFuture initiative to help create a sustainable future for the planet. The focus of this year’s awards is on projects that enhance marine habitat, engage anglers in data collection and educate anglers
about barotrauma. The 13 recipients are based in Massachusetts, Florida, Washington, Louisiana, California, Hawaii and B.C. The funds from West Marine will go towards supporting Sea Change’s eelgrass restoration project which was piloted in Tod Inlet and will continue throughout the Saanich Inlet. For more information on Sea Change, visit www.seachangelife. net. For more about the Marine Conservation Grants program visit www.westmarine.com. — News staff with files from West Marine
Cabinet order raises staff salaries Tom Fletcher Black Press
VICTORIA — The NDP opposition came out swinging June 10, releasing cabinet orders that allow for large pay increases for senior political staff in government ministries and Premier Christy Clark’s office. Cabinet orders dated June 3 provide for an 18 per cent increase to the maximum salary for the premier’s chief of staff, from $195,148 to $230,000 per year. The orders provide for a salary range, so the salary currently paid to Clark’s chief of staff, Dan Doyle, is not
known. Another order provides for Clark’s new deputy chief of staff, Michele Cadario, to be paid a salary of $195,148. Cadario, deputy campaign manager in the B.C. Liberals’ successful election campaign, replaces Kim Haakstad, who resigned before the election over improper political activities in the party’s ethnic outreach strategy. NDP MLA John Horgan said the move is particularly inappropriate as the government prepares to comb its operations for cost savings to meet its balanced budget target.
“It certainly seems to me that the first day cabinet meets, their priority is not the people of British Columbia, it’s their political pals,” Horgan said. “In the case of the deputy chief of staff, yesterday this individual would have been paid $144,000 a year. Today that position is $195,000. Nice work if you can get it.” Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the increases reflect new positions and additional responsibilities, and don’t mean extra costs for taxpayers. The extra money is from “reallocations from within, but the overall budget will be
the same,” de Jong said. Among those new positions is the promotion of some ministerial assistants to “chiefs of staff” within each government ministry, making them responsible for other staff in each minister’s office.
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s an example of neighbours acting in good faith, residents of Amelia Avenue in Sidney have decided to work among themselves first, to try and resolve a dispute over the size of a potential house renovation. An email to the News Review prior to Monday night’s Sidney town council meeting made it seem like there would be all sorts of fireworks at the meeting. To the credit of the home owner and his neighbours — that didn’t It’s a typical happen. The owner wants scenario which to expand his home. can sometimes set The neighbours neighbour against don’t want anything he does to seriously neighbour impact their quality of life. It’s a typical scenario which can sometimes set neighbour against neighbour and put a municipal government in the unenviable position of having to adjudicate and often end up being the bad guy. In this case, the respect shown by all sides in the matter is the ideal outcome early in this process. Sidney town council was able to facilitate the neighbours talking with each other by simply putting off debate for the time being. Town staff will sit in on the discussions, but on the sidelines. The main negotiations, it appears, will happen between neighbours. And if their discussion is anything like the civil discourse seen at Monday’s meeting, the home owner should be able to make the changes he deems necessary and his neighbours should be comfortable with how it will take shape. The town, then, would be in a position to ensure local regulations are adhered-to without angering either side. With the compromise reached outside of the political arena, folks can take ownership in the outcome and neighbourly relations can be maintained. That is an excellent bottom line and an example that homeowners should learn from, should change come their way. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: email@example.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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his experiences in a Vancouver ost parents worry when their children begin driving. newspaper last month. In 2009, at 22, he went to a hospital They warn teens emergency ward because about the risks. months of depression In 2011, despite that had left him increasingly care and concern, 291 suicidal. British Columbians died in “I spoke to an car crashes. emergency room doctor That same year, 526 and a psychiatric nurse,” people took their own he wrote. “They asked if I lives – 80 per cent more had a plan to kill myself.” than those killed in car People are only crashes. admitted if they have Road crashes don’t Michelle Fortin mapped out a specific come close to taking the Guest Comment plan to take their own toll of mental illness and lives, he learned. problem substance use. “I didn’t have a plan so I went Why don’t we, as a society, urge home,” Beharry recalled. parents to have serious talks with And a month later, he tried to kill their children about those risks? himself. ER staff aren’t at fault. They Stigma, in part. send people away because there No one tells cancer patients to are no treatment spaces. buck up and wish their infirmities The community social services away. But people with mental sector plays a huge role in illness routinely face prejudice and addressing mental illness and a dismissive attitude. substance abuse. People who have an obvious But every day, we turn people illness tend to get help. At the least, away, or place them on long wait emergency rooms provide urgent lists. Budget freezes and cuts and a care. Those with a mental illness lack of integrated responses have and substance abuse issues face a created a crisis tougher reality. The cost for it all is enormous. Joshua Beharry wrote about
A 2010 study estimated the cost to the economy due to lost work days was $50 billion a year. Add the damage to families, the costs of homelessness and health care and the total rises sharply. Former senator Michael Kirby, the first chairman of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, noted mental health and substance use represent about 35 per cent of the disease burden in Canada, yet receive about five per cent of the resources. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, noted this year that lack of political leadership has left this province with a fragmented, inadequate system of supports for youth facing mental illness. A new government has the chance to address these problems, and provide adequate resources and a collaboration strategy linking health and social services sectors. We should make sure mental health and problem substance use services step out of the shadows. Michelle Fortin is chairwoman of the B.C. Addiction Specialists and Allied Professionals.
‘Road crashes don’t come close to taking the toll of mental illness and ... substance use.’
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LETTERS Paper should be promoting local business Re: Seek us out for innovative revenue strategies, PNR letters Page, June 7, 2013 Kudos to Erin Middlebrooks et al. re the letter entitled “Seek us out for innovative revenue strategies” in which the writers specifically asked the question: “When is a local newspaper no longer truly a local paper?” After reading the letter, my only regret was that Erin and the other signatories did not call me personally so that I could
have added my name to the list of local entrepreneurs who had the courage to stand up and express their views against the “Big Box-Store” mentality that is so rampant and decided instead to fight to promote the “Shop Local” philosophy which all of us, including the Peninsula News Review, should be promoting. In talking to staff at both of my stores in Sidney and to visitors who have visited my stores since that first day (and now
a second day) that the front page of the PNR was basically a full page WalMart ad, I have only heard words of condemnation that our “local” newspaper would stoop so low to print an ad from an advertiser that obviously does not have our community at heart only to increase their “bottom line.” I cannot speak for other retailers in our area, however, if the Peninsula News Review continues to publish ads such
as the Walmart ads that undermine the hard work that we are trying to achieve at a local level to make our community a vibrant shopping area, in the future I will stop advertising in the PNR and I will actively recruit other local merchants to boycott advertising in our so-called “local” newspaper. Jennifer Hill Sidney
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the small businesses that line our streets.” I am known to announce to family and friends that I will not step inside a WalMart store and how shopping locally and supporting all the great businesses is the way to keep a vibrant community. Please consider rethinking your advertising policy and work together with the local businesses to find other ways to increase revenue. Jan Carroll Saanichton
Did it strike anyone as ironic that in the very edition (Friday, June 7) containing an excellent letter from some of our local small-business people documenting the need to support these businesses in our community in the face of their assault and destruction by Wal-Mart that PNR ran yet another Wal-Mart front page? Please, please keep our Peninsula News Review a local and supportive paper and not an ad vehicle for the Frustrating biggest box of them all. One of the many Re: Front page of great pleasures of livPNR May 31, 2013. ing in the Central SaaAre you really that nich/Sidney area is the desperate for funds possibility of doing all that you have to put one’s shopping in local Wal-Mart advertising stores and at the farm on the front page of gate — let’s keep it our community paper? that way. I think it is an assault Jane O. Hastings to your readers and Saanichton the local businesses to promote a corporation with questionable busiSupport local ness practices. I find it business rather frustrating that you take this road. Re: June 7, 2013 LetAnne Freidank ter, Seek us out for Saanichton innovative revenue strategies. I am writing to supMake Beacon a port the businesses in Sidney who in their let- pedestrian mall ter asked the question I am of the opinion “When is a local newsthat Mr. Coates has got paper no longer truly it wrong. a local paper?” and the It is time to look to answer is “When the the future as many front page is sold out towns in Europe have to Wal-Mart.” done and make Beacon I was appalled to Avenue a pedestrian see the Wal-Mart ad on mall, allowing cross the front page of the traffic. Business delivPeninsula News Review eries before 8 a.m. and not once but twice in after 8 p.m. a week. The town should I am a strong supalso address the porter of local busipathetic parking situanesses and to quote tion, by allowing paid from the letter “the parking development Wal-Mart ad is inexcus- instead of concenable and an insult to trated high rises.
Tour bus parking is another thorny issue. I know of one tour bus company in Vancouver that will not come to Sidney because of the parking hassle. Eric Westlake Sidney • • • • Editor’s Note: The following letters were written by students at Parkland Secondary School, as part of an assignment in teacher Jeff Hilton’s oceanography class.
Not such a big task The ocean is huge. It is so vast that people don’t seem to see it as a problem if they dump a bit of this and a bit of that into it. It all gets taken away by the tide so, if we can’t see it, it isn’t a problem. It is a problem though, and we are killing the ocean one pop tin at a time. As a person with quite a few years left on this planet, I don’t want to be slogging through cans and bags as I enjoy a nice stroll along the beach front. I don’t want to be eating green octopus and multi-eyed fish in a few years. Many people think it’s an extreme task to change this situation, when in reality all you need to do it to stop dumping harmful chemicals down the drain, cut the plastic pop rings and pick up a few pieces of garbage when you go for a walk along the beach. If we all do something, it’s not such an
enormous task. Todd Helgesen
The big question Ocean acidification is growing at an alarming rate, causing a negative impact on our marine environment. It is the process of carbon dioxide increasing in the atmosphere, where the pH levels decrease becoming more acidic. When it combines with sea water it produces carbonic acid. It is responsible for the extermination of 22 per cent of the 280,000 square kilometers of coal reefs below the ocean’s surface as well as negatively impacting the food chain — which is slowly affecting humans as well. The coral reefs are extremely important as they are biologically diverse, supporting 25 per cent of all marine life. Species rely on coral to feed, reproduce, shelter larvae and take refuge from predators. Humans are also an asset to the carbon change, a further decline in fish stocks and fishing industries will impact an important source of protein for millions of people. The ocean’s power to create life is rivalled by our own power to destroy it. We know how to solve local and marine ecosystem health and we know how to solve the global problems. The question is, will we? Samantha Michl
It’s only a matter of time Seventy per cent of
the earth’s surface is covered in water — approximately 96.5 per cent of which is saline water, or, our oceans. The remaining water on earth is found in groundwater and freshwater lakes and rivers — lakes and rivers containing the least amount of water. The sheer volume of water in our oceans
may cause it to seem like the dumping of sewage, industrial runoff and garbage, would need to be greatly increased to cause any major changes in aquatic life. This assumption is wrong. Our outlook on the health of our oceans needs to be drastically reformed. Many
coastal wildlife species are suffering from human ignorance when it comes to the health of our oceans. It’s only a matter of time before this problem for marine species becomes a major problem for humans and other terrestrial organisms as well. Rachel Merriman
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Sidney Pet Centre and Aquatics is celebrating a very special birthday this month. The local business, owned for the last 15 years by Don Adams, is celebrating the big two-five next weekend, June 21, 22 and 23. “The weekend will really be about celebrating our business being in Sidney for the last 25 years and about thanking our customers for their support,” said Adams, adding that the weekend will be filled with fun activities and contests. “We’re going to have lots of draws and giveaways, raffles, gift baskets, all that kind of stuff. There will also be discounts throughout the store and every 25th customer through the doors will receive a $25 gift certificate so it should be really fun.” Adams also noted that Dog Bless Rescue Partners will be joining in on the celebration by bringing by some of their adoptable canine friends. “People won’t be able to adopt
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From left, Sidney Pet Centre employee Angie Edwards, owner Don Adams and manager, Harrison Dudley along with resident shop greeters Cuddles (cockatoo) and Diego (Boxer) celebrate 25 years of business in Sidney this month. on the spot but they can meet all the dogs and speak with volunteers,” said Adams. For more information on the
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Seniors find purpose, joy in the workforce
Do you know of a senior or seniors issue Retirement doesn’t necessarily have to mean your working days are over Seniors in Focus is a new feature in the Peninsula News Review. Running once a month, these pages showcase local and regional issues and events important to area senior citizens. As well, they will present local profiles. The goal is to offer information and even some good stories to our local seniors. Do you know of a senior citizen in Sidney, North Saanich or Central Saanich who deserves a little attention? Do you have a seniorspecific event coming up soon? What about an important issue, affecting the elderly, that you think needs more coverage in our community? Let us know. Call the editor at the PNR, 250-6561151, ext. 28 or email editor@peninsulanewsreview. com.
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For a supposedly retired guy, Kenny Podmore sure is busy. When he came to Canada from the U.K. 15 years ago, Podmore was a retired transportation department head for a social services agency and had spent time as a military policeman. He and his wife Anita came to Sidney and fell in love with the community. Wanting to give a little something back to the town that welcomed them, Podmore began to volunteer in various roles. He soon found that he had a lot more to give and his wife suggested that perhaps he wasn’t quite ready for the rigors of full retirement yet. “She was quite right,” Podmore says. After getting his work permit, Podmore found a job with the commissionaires and spend eight years with them. Later on, he saw a new hotel being built on the Sidney waterfront (today’s Sidney Pier Hotel) and had told his wife he wondered if they would be looking for a concierge. “I inquired about that during the early stages of the hotel construction,” he said. “I was called back for an interview and got the job. “I was almost their first hire there. I started with them in April 2007 and it officially opened in May and June that year.”
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Kenny Podmore, a concierge at the Sidney Pier Hotel, town crier and town councillor, loves to stay busy. Podmore said he is very lucky to have gotten such a job, adding he considers it worth more to him than just the paycheque. “It’s a wonderful, family atmosphere that offers the personal touch,” he said. “This is my way of saying thank-you and giving a little
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Encouraging other seniors to overcome obstacles to work 55-plus, who were having a hard time getting back into the workforce. He said he found some people have attitudes about what it means to be older — and that can be a barrier in finding a new job. “People sometimes put age restrictions on themselves. You need to change that mindset. Be open to general
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“Seniors have a good work ethic and we’re reliable.” He admitted there is always something new to learn — such as technology — but the basics are still there, like people skills and pride in service. He encourages other seniors to stay in the workforce, maybe try something new. “Start with volunteering, say with Beacon Community Services. It’s a great way to start and it worked for me.”
work and see where it takes you.” He said he hopes he can offer some encouragement to others who want to contribute after they reach the so-called retirement age. To get to that level, he said it’s important that people — at any age — network with others, even if they’re in a different field of work. Rick said a lot of jobs
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Rick Payne found himself in a new job — a new field — as a result of a flip comment to Doug Stuart, owner of Sidney’s Stonestreet Cafe. A regular at the coffee shop, Rick and his wife Thelma were having coffee with Stuart when Rick was nearing his 65th birthday and his retirement from sales and sales management work. “He said that someday I might be working for him and I said sure,” Rick recalls. “I was not serious at the time.”
can be found through people you know, not necessarily through help wanted ads. “I don’t care how good looking you are, how much money you have ... it’s about who you know. They just might know someone else who really needs you.” Most importantly, he said, you have to do something you love.
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Eine Kleine Summer Music (EKSM) is presenting two concerts on the Peninsula June 16 and 18 (see listings on page 13) featuring the Muse Ensemble (pictured from left to right) Terence Tam (violin), Laura Backstrom (cello), Lorraine Min (piano) and Kenji Fuse (viola).
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The Sidney Literary festival is set for Oct. 4, 5 and 6 and will feature events like readings and workshops. In advance of the festival, readings and open mics like the one being held this month will take place to help offset costs of the festival. “We’re hoping to not only get
the young voices of the community out there but also get interest in the festival going because there are going to be so many great workshops and events happening and even a scholarship to be won,” said Rioux. The evening of reading with the creative writing students from Parkland Secondary School
(which will also include a silent auction) takes place Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Red Brick Café in Sidney. Tickets for the event (limited seating) are $5 and are available at Tanner’s Books. Visit www.sidneyliteraryfestival.com for more information. reporter@peninsula newsreview.com
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BYLAWS NO. 2049 AND 2050 Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Sidney will hold Public Hearings in respect of Bylaw No. 2049, being the proposed amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1920 and Bylaw No. 2050, being the proposed amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2015 for the Town of Sidney. All persons who believe that their property is affected by the proposed amending bylaws will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws at the Public Hearings to be held at the Sidney Town Hall, 2440 Sidney Avenue, Sidney, BC on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Written submissions can be received at the Town Hall prior to 4:00 p.m. on June 24, 2013 or at the Public Hearings. The purpose of Bylaw No. 2049 is to amend Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1920 by re-designating the subject properties from Detached Residential (RES-1) to Intensive Single-Family Residential (RES-2) to allow for small lot single-family development. The purpose of Bylaw No. 2050 is to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2015 by rezoning the subject properties from Single- and Two-Family Residential (R2) to Single-Family High Density Residential – Orchard Area (R1.3) to allow for small lot single-family development. The properties which would be affected by these Bylaws are: Civic Addresses: 9969, 9977, 9985, 9995 and 9997 Third Street Legal Addresses: Lot A, Section 12, Range 4 East, North Saanich District, Plan VIP88279 Lot A, Section 12, Range 4 East, North Saanich District, Plan 42478 Lot 2, Section 12, Range 4 East, North Saanich District, Plan 2348 Lot 1, Section 12, Range 4 East, North Saanich District, Plan 2348 Except North 33.1 Feet Lot A, Section 12, Range 4 East, North Saanich District, Plan EPP2705 The lands that are subject to the Bylaws are as shown hatched on the plan below:
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An investor wants to invest in Japan, China, emerging markets, developed markets outside North America, laddered bond or preferred share markets, high-yield bonds, dividend-growing equities in Canada, in the U.S., or both — for all of these interests and hundreds more, an appropriate ETF fund exists are available on the TSX Exchange, as easily as purchasing any stock. In fact, there is such a range of ETFs in the marketplace that today’s investor has to avoid those that are designed with the higher-risk oriented investor in mind. Beware for example, of various leveraged ETFs which allow investors to make, or lose, two or three times the value change. These higher-risk products are not recommended, except for the most sophisticated investor who is prepared to accept huge volatility and risk. For the average long-term investor, the ETF and Index Fund choices are more than adequate to achieve superb geographic and product diversification — at a fraction of the cost of mutual funds, operating in the same market sectors. These funds can satisfy all needs, from the most conservative of investors, seeking primarily fixed-income holdings, to the more aggressive, interested in primarily equity-based investments. Whatever your needs and desires as an investor, there exist ample choices of Index-based funds from which to choose. Minimizing holding costs, while tracking wellestablished Indexes, has repeatedly been proven to be a sound strategy for long-term wealth-creation and wealth-preservation. In 2000, it may have been necessary to use high-cost mutual funds to satisfy investor needs. Today, highquality ETFs and Index Funds abound. As investors become more knowledgeable, these funds are fast eroding the long-time grip of the performance-lagging mutual fund industry. A retired corporate executive, enjoying post-retirement as an independent financial consultant, Peter Dolezal is the author of three books.
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SIDNEY- DELIGHTFUL Garden suite, furnished. Walk to work, amenities & ocean. NS/NP. $795. (250)656-9194.
GOLDSTREAM AREA: 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray 778-433-1233.
HOMES FOR RENT
VICTORIA HOUSING. $475$850, suits students, disability. Rent negotible. 778-977-8288.
IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
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Secure Vernon company looking for Marine Mechanic, with good customer service, attention to detail, must have valid boat license, drivers license an asset. Fast paced environment. firstname.lastname@example.org
METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD
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LEGALS WAREHOUSEMANâ€™S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling: 2010 HYUNDIA ACCENT
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OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK St. Paulâ€™s United Church, Sidney, BC requires an administrative secretary to commence September 17, 2013. This is a PT position (20 hrs/wk Tuesday through Friday). Submit resumes to St. Paulâ€™s United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 2G3. Interviews will be scheduled July 9-12, 2013.
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Owner A. Garcia KMHCN3BC6AU183143 1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER Owner M. Elliott JN8HD17Y4SW112930 2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Owner G. Mulligan 9BWGK21JX24041958 2010 MITSUBISHI LANCER Owner Unknown JA32U2FU9AU600219 Will be sold on June 28, 2013. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm.
PERSONALS LONESOME CHRISTIAN senior widow wants to find a nice close friend. 778-433-0614.
LOST AND FOUND 6x4 POUCH Purse- tapestry pattern with financial papers inside. Reward! If found please call (250)592-5582. FOUND SET of keys June 5, in Sidney. Call to identify, (250)656-1985. LOST DIAMOND ring at Anthonyâ€™s Medical Clinic Goldstream. Sentimental ue. If found please (250)391-6577.
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HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta.
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UNDER $100 NEW WOMENS blouses, pants, skirts, size 14, $10-$15 each. Playtex panties & panty hose, size lrg, $3-$8 each. More assorted clothing items. Call 250-383-5390.
NEAR COOK St. village, new 2 bdrm 5 apls prvt fenced yard small pet ok $1400 N/S. Refs. Avail. June 1. Half month rent free on yr lease. 250-383-8800 VIC WEST: July 1. Bright sunny 3 bdrm+ sunroom, 2 lvng rms, near ocean, $1650. 1 cat ok. N/S, refâ€™s. Half month rent free on yr lease. 250-383-8800
FOOD PRODUCTS FRESH RED Rhubarb, 10lb min, $1.75/lb. Orders (250)652-3345.
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FREE: TECHNICAL/ Trade books, Specialty for Millwright Trade and Mechanical Jacks & tools. 778-433-2899.
Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or
FRIENDLY FRANK BLACK & DECKER Electric 7 1/4â€? circular saw, RPM 4900. $25. (250)656-1640. INTERIOR STANDARD size wooden door with frame, $20. Call (250)478-0968. SWISS HEART shaped pendent watch, 17 jewels, $40. Call 250-590-2430. WALKER, GOOD cond, $65. Pair Crutches, height adjustable, $10. (250)595-5734.
SUITES, LOWER BRENTWOOD BAY- 1 bdrm grd level suite, priv entrance, NS/NP. D/W, W/D. $600+ utils. Call (250)652-1725. MARIGOLD AREA- 1 large bdrm, shared lndry, quiet. NS/NP. $850. 250-727-6217. UVIC/CAMOSUN2 bdrm, priv ent, shower only NS/NP. $900. Sept 1. (250)477-6652. WEST Sidney New lg sunny 1 bdrm suite. Lg Kit & liv rm with electric f/p. Full bath, storage, w/d in suite. Private entrance and sm yrd. Utilities included, phone and cable extra. Parking Call 250-655-4444 $1100
ROOMS FOR RENT
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FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ€™s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
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PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Also, Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.
GARDENERâ€™S PARADISE 1 acre. 4-bdrm character home, 1800 sq.ft. Wired shop, Shed. 1720 Swartz Bay Rd., $555,000. (250)656-1056.
MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700
TOWNHOUSE $389,500. Motivated sellers! Will pay 3%/1.5% to buyers agent. MLS #320099. 20-1950 Cultra Ave, Saanichton. For viewing call 250-818-7038 online: propertyguys.com id# 192357.
HOUSES FOR SALE
APARTMENT/CONDOS 2-BEDROOM CONDO ground floor in desirable Saanichton. Open concept, electric fireplace, custom kitchen. Carpets & laminate. Ensuite laundry, small pet ok. Low strata fee. Great starter, $235,000. By appointment 1-250-652-1218
FOR SALE BY OWNER $399,000. Wilderness retreat. Powell River. 604 223 0031 www.magiclundbchouse.com
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 email@example.com
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BEAR MTN- 2075 Hedgestone Lane, Sat, June 15, 9am-2pm. Moving Sale- you name it we got it!
SIDNEY. MULTI-FAMILY Garage sale. Sat. June 22, 9amnoon. 9691 Fourth Street. Refreshments on site with proceeds to the Sidney Lionâ€™s Food Bank.
BROADMEAD 4616 Boulderwood Drive, Saturday, June 15, 9am-2pm. Furniture, fishing gear, serger, books, art work, kitchen goods, games, etc... BROADMEAD STREET Sale, Kentwood Place, Sat, June 15, 9am-1pm. Furniture, sm appls, household items, kidâ€™s stuff, linens, craft supplies, records, books.... SAANICHTON: 1959 Polo Park Court., Sat., June 15th, 9-2pm. Misc., plants, etc... SIDNEY- 10473A Resthaven Dr, Sat, June 15, 9-2. SIDNEY- 9560 5th Street, Sat, June 15, 9am-3pm. Lots of good stuff....
SIDNEY. MULTI-FAMILY. Saturday June 15, 9am-1pm. Household, record albums, etc. 9883 Fifth Street. All Fun Swap & Shop. Every Sunday (weather permitting), 7am-2pm. 12.00 to sell- 1.00 to buy. No dogs in shopping area. 250-474-4546. www.allfun.bc.ca
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1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Hankook tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, sub woofer, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $3000. Chris, 250-595-0370 lv mess.
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2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltd. Gold, with tan leather. New Michelin, new brakes, service records avail. 193,000 km.$5500. Rob (250)517-0885
At the Speedway Reader’s Rides Driver Ed Tips By the Water
TRUCKS & VANS
$$$$$$$$$$$$$ JUNK CLUNKER’S SCRAP
250-858-JUNK(5865) SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb.
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BOATS 1993 BAYLINER 2452, in premier condition. 2 sounders & GPS, head, galley, canopy, 9.9 hp 4 stroke Yamaha on hydraulics, downriggers, dinghy in 27’ newer Van Isle Marina boathouse near the ramp. $18,000. obo. 250-656-6136.
250-686-3933 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.
1999 24’ Glendale Royal Expedition Classic Ford Econoline 350 Super duty Motorhome. V10, 125km. Please phone 250-655-4840. Located in Sidney.
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$$$$ BOATS WANTED $$$$ ALSO OUTBOARDS AND TRAILERS. CASH BUYER. $$$$$ 250-544-2628 $$$$$
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SERVICE DIRECTORY Time for a NEW car?
HAULING AND SALVAGE
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KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
NO JOB too small. Multi unit to Home Renos. Free Est’s. Call Green Bird Development. (250)661-1911. THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca
A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.
FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.
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
$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.
Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.
ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.
McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518
CLEANING SERVICES LINDSEY’S CLEANING, excellent references, serving Sidney area, 250-896-0703 QUALITY HOUSECLEANER or caregiver, very reliable. Sidney. 250-656-3362 after 6pm. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018
CONTRACTORS GARDEN COAST Construction and renovations you can afford. Quality Licensed builders since 2006. Protect Your Investment call us today, 250580-0196. firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAFTING & DESIGN HOME RENO by Integra Design. ~Design for Permit~ Call Steven- 250. 381.4123. email@example.com
ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. 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.
GARDENING 20+ YEARS Experience. Landscaping, Lawns, Pruning, Maintenance & more. Reliable. WCB. Andrew (250)656-0052. 22YRS EXP Clean-ups, weeding, etc. $25/hr. All areas of city. Dave 250-656-7045. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Lawn and gardens. Aerating, pwr raking. Weed, moss control. Landscaping, irrigation. Blackberry, ivy rmvl. 24yrs exp
ACTION YARD CARE. 15 + years exp. Honest & reliable. Quality work. 250-744-6918. AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 For lovely lawns-spectacular hedges-healthy garden beds & reno’s. J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677. MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Weeding, Clean-ups, & more. Senior’s discount. Free estimate’s. Mike 250-216-7502. SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373.
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.
(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.
ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE
Clean ups, Patio’s & pathways, Landscaping projects, Horticulturalist
778-678-2524 LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: custom design install, gardens, lawns & patios, irrigation & fences. 30 years experience. Call 250-858-3564.
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 HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small reno’s. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961
MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
MISC SERVICES CUSTOM WOODWORK: Recovered wood; wine racks, shelving, picture framing and more. Built in or mobile at reasonable prices. (250)812-8646
MOVING & STORAGE
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 M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.
(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $85/hr. 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. STRAIGHT LINE Pro Moving Services. 15 yrs exp. “A” rating, insured, WCB, fast efficient, friendly exp crews. Call 250-883-4229 Low rates.
PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.
BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071 B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443 DALE’S PAINTING Int/ext. Prompt, courteous, 25yrs exp $25/hr Free est. 250-516-2445 DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.
High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB
FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.
PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
STUCCO/SIDING STUCCO REPAIRMAN- Stucco & Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.
UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.
WINDOW CLEANING BLAINE’S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475 BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.
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ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.
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Peninsula Track athletes do it again in Duncan Danny Daniels Contributor
Thirteen seems to be a lucky number for Pen Track, since the club has five boys on the team all celebrating 13th birthdays this year, and they are doing so by recording winning performances in events right across the board in track and field. Leading the way is Ben Sammons who had seven first-place finishes last weekend in Duncan at the Garriock Memorial Track Meet, including two new personal bests in the 200m and the javelin. He also had victories in the 80m and 200m hurdle races, the discus, hammer and long jump. Although Sammons had to settle for second place in the shot put, he had some excellent company in that event because Pen Track took all three podium places. Winning that shot competition was Connor McCullough, with a personal best throw, while Brennan Hopkins was third.
McCullough also won the 100m and was second in the hammer, behind Sammons. Finn Battersby, another in this age group, literally ran away with his three middle distance events, easily winning the 800m, the 1200m and the 2000m. The fifth member of this 13-year-old group is Justin Miles, who collected his win in the high jump and placed second in the discus. Among the Pen Track Masters, Mette Fosberg (W60), Ann Murfitt (W50), Peggy Morfitt (W75) and Phil Brodeur (M90) were all successful in their events, but the outstanding result of the day was turned in by Don Brodeur (M60). Don, in addition to winning the shot and javelin competitions, also took the discus, in which his two best efforts are the two best throws in Canada this year in his age group, and just below his Canadian record. Danny Daniels is a regular Peninsula News Review contributor, covering local track and field.
The Midget B Peninsula Warriors won bronze on Sunday, June 9 at the Matt Underwood Memorial Tournament. Fourteen teams from three divisions participated in the three-day tournament. The event is held in memory of a local First Nations lacrosse player, Matt Underwood, who succumbed to leukemia. A head shave was held June 8 to help the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
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ing, natural gas, technology, tourism and transportation. “Government has invested quite a bit in the post secondary institutions that offer trades. … They’ve been very supportive of these collaborations between the school districts and the post secondary system,” said Betts, noting Camosun is building a $30-million trades training facility, scheduled to open in 2015. The plan includes a promise to expand skills training by investing $500 million annually in skills training, $75 million to improve training facilities and upgrading equipment and will dedicate $5 million annually to improving the skills of those already in the workforce starting in 2013.
UVic Alumni Association 2013 Annual General Meeting Thursday June 20
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