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Peninsula Streams plans to sample and study the sediment in Reay Pond Steven Heywood News staff
Sediment in Reay Creek Pond outweighs the amount of water flowing through it, says Ian Bruce, and Peninsula Streams want to correct that imbalance. For the last decade, Peninsula Streams has been working with area residents, the District of North Saanich, the Victoria Airport Authority and other conservation groups to improve the health of the creek and its aquatic wildlife. An ongoing issue “With all that for the creek is the amount of sediment high-nutrient in the pond and its sediment in there, potential to do harm to the environment. it’s not a good In 2006, a disturbance of those sedisituation.” ments caused the – Ian Bruce release of excessive nutrients into the creek. Bruce, the society’s executive co-ordinator, stated that led to a massive and harmful algal bloom — something Peninsula Streams hopes to avoid in the future. The society is now proposing to remove a significant amount of sediment from the pond and have sent a letter to residents around it and downstream. It invites them to a meeting tonight (Wednesday, July 17) at 7 p.m. to discuss the condition of the pond and the society’s plans. “And, myself and Reg Kirkham plan to go door-to-door and let people know,” said Bruce, adding, “you cannot consult enough.” Please see: Water and sediment, page 10
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Emma Jackson of the 1st Sidney Pathfinders successfully petitioned Sidney town council for newly-painted crosswalks on Bevan Avenue and Third Street after she and a group of Sparks completed a safety audit of local streets.
Young Pathfinder staying safe Emma Jackson asks town council for new crosswalks near the Guide Hall Steven Heywood News staff
A member of the Sidney Girl Guides is asking that the Town of Sidney consider making the streets a little safer near the community’s Scout and Guides Hall on Third Street. The town, says its mayor, is listening. Emma Jackson, 14, is a member of the 1st Sidney Pathfinders and helped con-
duct a safety audit as part of a program called Girls For Safer Communities. Run by Girl Guides of Canada, the program wants to create leaders and increase awareness of local safety concerns of women and girls. Jackson says she and a Sparks group went on a walk in the community, from the Guide Hall to the Sidney library, to see what was safe and what was not. “Everything is well maintained here,” she said. “Overall, it was pretty good.”
Jackson said Sidney does have a lot of things in place to keep pedestrians safe — including signs, crosswalks and accessible sidewalks. She added safety does come down to the actions of both pedestrians and drivers. The biggest concern to come out of the survey was a lack of crosswalks near the Scout and Guide Hall. Please see: Street safety reminder, page 4
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Town officials, ICBC and RCMP give media a first hand look at navigating roundabouts Devon MacKenzie
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CENTRAL SAANICH — Tsartlip First Nation master carver Charles Elliott, elder Fred Charlie, Thrifty Foods general manager Jim Dores and others will unveil four restored house posts on Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at 7860 Wallace Dr. A fundraising barbecue will also take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with proceeds going to Kelly Paul’s Heliset Håle Marathon.
SIDNEY — The Sidney branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library is one of three recognized by the province for its support of Diversity at Work programs.
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A lesson on how to properly use roundabouts was provided by the Town of Sidney, ICBC and the Sidney North Saanich RCMP. The gathering took place July 11 at the town’s newest roundabout at Ocean Avenue and Fifth Street, a project which was completed in May to the tune of $1.57 million. Funds for the project came from the federal gas tax fund, ICBC and the Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure, said Acting Mayor Kenny Podmore during the gathering. “I am happy to report that the project has come in under budget and was completed earlier than anticipated,” Podmore said. Town Chief Administrative Officer Randy Humble said the project will come in under budget by around $100,000. Podmore also highlighted the reasons behind the town choosing a roundabout for the location. “A four-way stop was impractical due to the predominant north/ south traffic flows which would have been unnecessarily impeded much of the time,” he said, also noting that roundabouts are a greener option than intersections where vehicles can often sit idling. Jill Blacklock, the manager of ICBC’s Road Safety Program also spoke briefly on the benefits of roundabouts, including reduced numbers of collisions, reduced collision severity and the efficiency of keeping traffic moving. “Roundabouts are the single most effective way of controlling traffic at an intersection like this,” said Blacklock, adding that the safety benefits of traffic circles have been a major focus in the increased use of the traffic control method across the province. “There are 32 collision points at a regular intersection and only eight in a roundabout,” she said, noting that collisions that do occur in roundabouts are low-speed and less severe than those at regular intersections. Sidney North Saanich RCMP Constable Scott Seutter, the detachment’s dedicated traffic officer, also gave the group a quick lesson on the rules of the road when it comes to roundabouts. “The most important thing to remember is always to yield to the
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Sidney North Saanich RCMP Constable Kent Nelson gave the PNR an exclusive first-hand demonstration on how to properly navigate a traffic circle. vehicle collisions reported at the McTavish interchange, the incidents are less devastating than before. “It really is night and day in terms of the severity of the crashes at the McTavish interchange compared to
traffic already in the circle,” said Seutter, “and always signal to exit on to the street of your choice.” Seutter noted that no accidents had been recorded at the new roundabout and although there are still
when it was a highway intersection,” he said. For more on roundabout safety, visit www.icbc.com/road-safety/ safer-roads/roundabouts. firstname.lastname@example.org
How to properly use a roundabout: 1. Approach • Reduce your speed • Watch for signs that may help you find your exit • Watch for people using the crosswalk, and be ready to stop 2. Yield • Yield to traffic already in the roundabout that comes from your immediate left before you enter 3. Enter • Enter the roundabout to your right (a counter clockwise direction) when there is a gap in traffic and you feel it is safe to do so
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“Outside of the hall, there are crosswalks at Third Street and Bevan Avenue,” she explained, “but none cross to the guide hall.” 10:27:03 AM To cross the road safely, she said, pedestrians would have to go east or west on Bevan another block to find a crosswalk. Armed with a petition signed by 40 people, Jackson has asked the town to put in a new crosswalk and signs at the intersection of Bevan and Third, where none currently exist. “It’s not that its unsafe there, but it would be good to make drivers aware of pedestrians there.” Jackson said she presented the petition to council at its June 24 meeting and they asked a few questions before requesting town staff to look into the
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Local Girl Guides are always looking for adult leaders, says Guider Tamara Fraser. The program is seeking responsible adults to take on a leadership role within the Guiding movement. As well, Fraser said girls are welcome to join at any level of Guiding — they don’t have to start at the beginning, and can join at any time. For details, visit www.girlguides.ca. costs and logistics of putting in new crosswalks. Mayor Larry Cross said he was impressed by Jackson’s initiative and her presentation to council. Painting crosswalks at the intersection was part of the town’s transportation plan, but
had been delayed. Jackson’s presentation was a timely reminder, he said, adding the work will be done soon. Cross added council also asked staff to look into the possibility of a pedestriancontrolled crossing signal there as well. For her effort, Jackson earned a pin from Girl Guide leader Tamara Fraser for seeing the Girls For Safer Communities program through to its end. Jackson’s next project with the local Girl Guides is an independent trip (she has been raising money for it for weeks) to South Korea, Mongoila and China this month. She will be taking part in an international Girl Guide camp in South Korea with up to 10,000 other girls and Guide leaders. She then travels to Mongolia to take part in a service project there, before going to China for some sightseeing.
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Firefighters from North Saanich and Sidney help deploy oil containment booms around a yacht that caught fire and sank off of Swartz Bay Wednesday, July 10.
Oil cleaned up from stricken yacht Steven Heywood News staff
A salvage crew employed by the owners of a 70-foot yacht that caught fire and sank off Swartz Bay July 10, has cleaned up most of the oil that came off of the vessel. Dan Bate, Canadian Coast Guard communication officer, says they monitored the area during the clean up which saw the salvage crew and North Saanich firefighters deploy oil containment booms. Bate said there was still a small sheen of oil on the water the next day. He noted the surface spill was small and non-recoverable, adding it is expected to evaporate. Firefighters from North Saanich and Sidney spent around seven hours pumping water onto the boat, which caught fire near Coal Island. It was towed closer to Swartz Bay so emergency crews could get close. North Saanich Assistant fire Chief John Trelford says the call came in at around 10 a.m. and when firefighters arrived, they jumped onto an RCMP boat to get to the yacht. When they got
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Monday, adding the owners deployed their on-board fire supression system but it did not extinguish the fire. The cause is not yet known. Trelford said they had crews dousing the flames from the RCMP Zodiac and a tugboat offered up by its captain. Only able to fight the fire from outside, the burning yacht was filled up with water. By late afternoon, it had capsized and sank into around 20 feet of water. Bate added the Coast Guard is pleased with the outcome of the incident, adding it could have been a lot worse.
there, he said the fire wasn’t large and smoke was coming out of the portholes. No one was injured and the owners were able to get off the Washington State-registered yacht. “We sent a crew down into the boat to where the fire was,” he said, “but it was below the water line.” The department is not trained to fight fires at that level, he explained, so had to withdraw and pour water on the flames from outside. Trelford said the fire appeared to start in the engine room of the vessel. Fire Chief Gary Wilton confirmed the fire’s location on
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ind a small safety issue and apply some elbow grease and work to find a good solution. That’s what a Sidney resident did recently, taking it upon herself to work with her peers to take action on a concern they had with pedestrian safety in town. What’s great about this, is the Sidney resident is only 14 years old and felt empowered and confident enough to approach her elected officials — who are much older than she is — and ask nicely for some help. Emma Jackson, a member of the 1st Sidney Pathfinders, took a Sparks group out and they surveyed pedestrian safety issues between the Sidney Scout and Guide There’s hope Hall on Third Street and local library. Along for the younger the the route, they looked generation yet at crosswalks, sight lines, signals, signs and visibility. Overall, they found Sidney is pretty darn safe — when pedestrians and drivers act together to avoid trouble. Where they found a need for change is in the intersection near the Guide Hall at Bevan Avenue and Third Street. There are no painted crosswalks to get from one side of Bevan to the other — and to the Hall. While it’s fine for adults to cross (as long as they look both ways, of course) without the crosswalk, Jackson, her mom and dad and Girl Guide leader Tamara Fraser say children want that added security of knowing where to cross — and where drivers expect to look out for people. So, Jackson presented a petition to council, made an impassioned speech and requested new crosswalks. The town will paint the crosswalks, says Mayor Larry Cross — clearly happy that a younger member of his community made the effort to better their neighbourhood. The experience of seeing their efforts come to fruition will, hopefully, create a new voter or two down the road and perhaps encourage more participation in local democracy. There’s hope for the younger generation yet. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: email@example.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS 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.
Empty seats for political theatre in voter participation and engagePremier Christy Clark didn’t win ment in issues. Today, politicians a seat in time to join her 48 fellow frequently remind themselves out B.C. Liberal MLAs in the legislaloud there is “only one taxpayer” ture for the summer session she supporting the squabbling layers ordered up. of this over-governed country. By the time the byelection in And yet, the same mistake keeps Westside-Kelowna is certified by being made over and over by Elections B.C., Clark will be off opposition politicians, to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and dutifully reported Ont. to meet with her by the news media. The fellow premiers in what notion that all probis now loftily called the lems can and should be Council of the Federasolved by more governtion. These gatherings ment funding is now so used to be called First engrained in our educaMinisters’ Conferences tion system that it seems and there was a set inescapable. ritual, largely designed One of the NDP’s big for the consumption of gotcha items last week network television. ProTom Fletcher was the failure of the B.C. vincial premiers ganged B.C. Views government to buy the up on the prime minislatest sonar technology ter to demand federal to locate and recover the bodies funding for every conceivable of people who have drowned in need, just as municipal leaders get together each year to present their one of our thousands of lakes and rivers. As with the health-care sysdemands to the B.C. government. tem, as soon as something is Prime Minister Stephen Harper invented, some assume a right to ended the show, declining to play the role of villain in this bit of polit- it, regardless of cost. Another big opposition target ical summer stock theatre and it’s was the province’s failure to buy unlikely any future national leader up remote properties in the Koowould reverse this decision. tenays that have been discovered The result, at least among westto be at high risk of further landern premiers, has been a quieter, slides such as the one that swept more pragmatic effort to work through a year ago. together, rather than clumsy The question of limits for proattempts to play a shell game with tecting people who choose to build taxpayers’ pockets. The public got tired of this routine some time ago. homes in risky locations seldom comes up in our political-media I don’t need a poll to tell me this is theatre. The media’s key ingredione of the reasons for the decline
ents are sympathetic victims to fit their narrative that all corporations and governments are greedy, stingy, callous and incompetent in everything they do. What the opposition has dubbed “Christy Clark’s wheelchair tax” is another case in point. A Fraser Health Authority official patiently explained what was really going on. An average $35 monthly rent for wheelchairs is charged at the majority of care facilities, which are contracted by the health authority. Operators charge as they see fit for maintenance, disinfection and replacement of this equipment, for patients who don’t own their own chairs. In September, a $25 fee is to be extended to the few facilities still directly run by Fraser Health, which have aging equipment and no fees. In all facilities, the fee is waived for those who can’t afford it. It would be useful for our politicians to frankly discuss the trend towards contracted health services and the role of user fees in forcing people to take more responsibility for maintaining their own health. But that is not what happens. The narrative of dumping frail, impoverished seniors from their wheelchairs has no relationship to reality, but it’s how postmodern political theatre is done. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com
‘The public got tired of this routine some time ago.’
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I prefer my analogue meter
ill Bennett’s recent announcement that those that don’t want a smart meter can have a digital meter with the transmitter removed makes no sense. It would make more sense to just leave the current analogue meter. I wonder whether he knows there are at least two transmitters in a meter and in some
cases three — will all the transmitters be removed? His suggestion that people will need to pay for removing the transmitter from the meter makes no sense. He could save money if he left the current analogue meter. The approximately $500 he will save could be applied to the cost of sending meter
readers to read the meters, or better yet ask the consumer to read their own meter with an annual check by B.C. Hydro and he would be able to save even more money. No thanks Bill, I prefer my current analogue meter. Norm Ryder Central Saanich
Readers respond: B.C. Hydro rate hikes, beaches, the PNR Get borrowing under control
End electric car subsidies Re: Get ready for Hydro rate hikes (B.C. Views, July 10). Tom Fletcher’s article reiterates what we have been told for some time. A large part of the future B.C. Hydro rate increase is caused by the fact that expansion of generating facilities delivers new power at a rate higher than today’s rates. However, the government is bribing people to switch to electric cars, contributing to consumption increases which will cause rate increases for us all. Provincial consumption is also high because, although the E-Plus contracts with residential customers expired decades ago, the government is choosing to grandfather the “half-price electric heat” offer for political reasons. Also, some large government buildings are still being heated this way. At the same time, the minister is telling us that we are producing more natural gas than we need, so we should be consuming large amounts of energy to compress it and ship it overseas. Should the first step not be to switch to natural gas-powered cars, natural gas heating for almost all homes where possible, and for all large government buildings? The grant money for electric car purchases should be diverted to incentives for this move. Right now, electric cars are causing the burning of fuels at distant power plants anyway, because that is where our “last watt” comes from. Rein Nienaber Saanich
New Hydro investment needed Re: Get ready for Hydro rate hikes (B.C. Views, July 10).
date, as given to me by the premier, is to minimize rate increases while continuing to make historic investments in Hydro’s infrastructure to grow our economy. I am committed to accomplishing this goal. Bill Bennett Minister of Energy and Mines Victoria
All it takes is a little looking Your article on the three beaches was very interesting. There are so many things to see with a little looking. The one beach I am most familiar with, from the late 1920s, is the beach you refer to as Surfside Beach. This beach and the sand to the off-shore reefs has changed significantly over the years, particularly with each winter storm. The name, Surfside Beach, however is a new one. This beach from the north to south headlands has been known, since at least 1916 and possibly longer, as Brennan’s Beach. Louis Roberts Sidney
An interesting paper I’m writing to thank you for my copies of the Peninsula News Review twice weekly. I received your recent paper (July 3, 2013) and I especially found informative letters on Beacon Avenue, whale watching and Woodwynn Farm. I agree with the letters on all three and I appreciate the information you are giving us. I have attended Music in the Park in Brentwood Bay. Having lived here for 20 years I feel the performers are our guests. We, the audience, should be more respectful and make it an opportunity to teach our families manners before these performing artists. Keep on writing an interesting paper. Mark K. Wilkinson Brentwood Bay
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Re: Get ready for Hydro rate hikes (B.C. Views, July 10). Yes, the B.C. Hydro rate increase tsunami is coming after the earthquake of BC government debt. This will hit lower income people — hard. All levels of government are increasing fees and service rates rather than raise income taxes on those who can contribute more and pay more property tax. I don’t want to see any drastic action to increase job loss, but governments at all levels need to limit their spending growth to the level of inflation and get borrowing under control. Phil Harrison Comox
While NDP energy critic John Horgan asserts there is no business case for a nation building project like the Northwest Transmission Line, a line that will bring power to a huge part of the province currently running off diesel generators, our government believes investments such as this are exactly what B.C. Hydro should be doing. This project will open up world class mineral deposits and support new mines, like Red Chris, one of the top 10 copper gold deposits in the world. In fact, the Mining Association of B.C. estimates the line could attract more than $15 billion in mining investment, creating up to 10,000 jobs and generating $300 million in annual tax revenues. None of this happens unless we build the line to provide the power these mines need. We need to ensure we have a diverse grid that can provide reliable power today and into the future. That’s why we continue to support new, cleaner sources of power such as wind and run of river. Do these sources produce power at a higher cost than what our heritage assets do? Of course they do. Like most other things, it costs more today to produce power than it did decades ago. But these sources are cleaner than alternatives such as coal or gas and less expensive than building brand new hydroelectric dams. We are investing in projects that are powering our needs today and ensuring we will have the power we need for our future. The unprecedented opportunity in liquefied natural gas and other growing sectors such as mining must be supported with stable, secure power. You can’t make these kinds of legacy investments that will benefit all British Columbians without putting pressure on rates. Contrary to some reports, B.C. Hydro is managing their capital projects within their planned budget. There are a couple of projects over budget but most are under budget. I have been very clear that my man-
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meters are not a health hazard, but he doesn’t want them forced on people who believe otherwise. NDP energy critic John Horgan said he is pleased the government has finally agreed with his position that people should be given another option. But he wants the issue referred to the B.C. Utilities Commission to set the price, so customers aren’t “gouged” to pay for other cost overruns at the utility. “We said before the election that an opt-out provision was appropri-
ate,” Horgan said. “It’s done in other jurisdictions. Quebec is leading the way here in Canada. It’s about time.” With 96 per cent of wireless meters installed, customers in some areas are receiving daily usage information on their BC Hydro customer web pages. Smart meters send a radio signal equivalent to a brief mobile phone call to report usage, and also signal when power is interrupted. Digital meters also detect when they are tampered with, and the quality of electrical supply.
Three-year term in money laundering case DUNCAN — A Lake Cowichan man convicted of money laundering — after tossing US $2.6 million overboard as Mounties intercepted his boat off Sidney — must forfeit the cash, and serve three years in jail. Jeffrey Melchior was not in custody while awaiting Thursday’s sentencing in Victoria provincial court, presided by Judge Ernie Quantz. Melchior was convicted May 2 of money laundering, and possession of property obtained by crime, Crown spokeswoman Sujata Raisinghani emailed Black Press. It was unknown if Melchior will appeal, nor where he’ll serve his sentence that started July 11. He declined to address the court where Crown counsel Sharon Steele sought
Melchior’s forfeiture of the funds, plus five years in prison. His defence lawyer, Mark Jette, took no position on the cash surrendering, but suggested 18 to 30 months’ jail time. November 2011 saw the tightest police security ever seen at RCMP headquarters in Victoria as Mounties announced they’d landed more than U.S. $2.6 million in one of Canada’s largest seizures of laundered loot. RCMP Supt. Derek Simmonds, of B.C.’s federal Border Integrity Program, said the money was fished from waters near Sidney during Melchior’s arrest on March 25, 2011. That nighttime haul happened after the pilot of a suspicious, fast-moving boat — without running lights — tossed a suitcase
overboard as an RCMP patrol boat was about to stop it. Melchior, then 44, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime and laundering proceeds of crime. The recovered bundles of bills were wrapped in plastic. Judge Quantz said criminal activity was the logical explanation for Melchior’s presence in a small vessel travelling without lights near the Canada-U.S. border, in an area known for smuggling. Simmonds said the rigid-hull, inflatable boat was just two nautical miles – six minutes – away from the U.S. border when RCMP intercepted it. It was expected the $2.6 million will go to the federal government’s general revenues, Simmonds said. — Black Press
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Peninsula Streams is making extra efforts to inform neighbours of Reay Creek pond about their plans, after residents near Gardner’s Pond in North Saanich reacted unfavourably last month after discovering the society was thinking about installing a berm and other works there. In the case of Reay Creek, Bruce continued, residents have been aware of Peninsula Streams’ restoration activity for years. Last year, the Airport Authority completed restoration work upstream of the pond, designed to help keep contaminants from flowing into the water course. Before any work is done, Bruce said they have to test the waters and the sediment. He said they have enlisted the help of a retired scientist who specializes in sediment testing. Core samples will be taken from the pond in September and analyzed for its content — including contaminants. Asked if there are any concerns about what’s in the pond today, Bruce said that’s hard to answer without the right information. “With all that high-nutrient sediment in there, it’s not a good situation.” The sampling will also show
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Peninsula Streams executive co-ordinator Ian Bruce, left, and Reg Kirkham discuss Reay Creek and the nearby pond back in November 2012. when the sediment was deposited in the pond. “Our job is to identify these kinds of things, some up with a possible solution and hopefully get to work.” The language in Peninsula Streams’ letter to residents is playing it safe, in the wake of the communications bungle in North Saanich. In it, they outline
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Saanich Pioneer Society celebrating 80 years Heritage Festival this Saturday at the Log Cabin in Saanichton Steven Heywood News staff
Saanichton’s venerable Log Cabin Musuem is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, the Saanich Pioneer Society is throwing a party and inviting everyone on the Peninsula and further afield to come and enjoy the festivities. Society spokesperson Norma Sealy says their Heritage Festival on Saturday, July 20 will take people back in time and celebrate the pioneer spirit of the early inhabitants of the Saanich Peninsula. “The Log Cabin Museum is the oldest, purpose-built museum in B.C.,” she said. “People come in and see the rooms, the big fireplace, and think it was someone’s home at one time.” Construction of the cabin started in 1933 — the first log was rolled into place by thenPremier S.F. Tolmie, who officially opened the museum on July 1, 1933. Since then, the building has been home to a museum and archives — and even a temporary municipal hall and dis-
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Pat Gait and Norma Sealy have a conversation in the Saanich Pioneer Museum’s parlour. The museum celebrates its 80th anniversary this month. trict offices when Central Saanich became a new municipality in 1952.
Today, the museum is open Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. and is available for group
tours at different times. One of their modern projects, said Sealy, is the digitizing of their archived records — a massive job for their volunteers who are spending a lot of time entering date manually and scanning documents into digital files. As always, Sealy added the Society is looking for new volunteers, especially folks with archival or library experience. The Heritage Festival will bring local history alive with vintage cars, old horse carriages, costumes, demonstrations and displays. In addition to kids activities provided by Panorama Recreation and food from the Central Saanich Lions Club, there will be music by Water in the Crawl Space and the Village Squires, a Barbershop singing group. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum, located in Saanichton Green Park, off East Saanich Road and Polo Park Crescent. For information about the museum and archives, visit www.saanichpioneersociety. ca. editor@peninsula newsreview.com
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This notice is published pursuant to section 4 of the Recall and Initiative Act. Approval in principle has been granted on an application for an initiative petition. The petition will be issued to proponent Dana Larsen on Monday, September 9, 2013 and signature sheets must be submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer by Monday, December 9, 2013. The Title of the Initiative is: An initiative to amend the Police Act. Summary of Initiative: The initiative draft Bill entitled, “Sensible Policing Act” proposes to amend the Police Act to no longer use provincial police resources on the enforcement of current laws in relation to simple possession and use of cannabis by adults. The draft law would prohibit the use of provincial police resources for this purpose, would require police to report in detail to the Minister of Justice any actual use of resources for this purpose and why it was necessary, and require the Minister to publish that report. The Bill also proposes that the province would call upon the Federal Government to repeal the federal prohibition on cannabis, or give British Columbia an exemption, such that British Columbia is able to tax and regulate cannabis similar to the regulation of alcohol and tobacco. As well it proposes that British Columbia shall establish a Provincial Commission to study the means and requirements necessary for the province to establish a legal and regulated model for the production and use of cannabis by adults. Last, the Bill would make non-lawful possession and use of cannabis by minors an offence similar to possession and use of alcohol.
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Peninsula Players and Muse Winery and Bistro team up to present One Flew Over the Cabernet — a play which takes place in an insane asylum where the inmates believe they are fairy tale characters. When the Sleeping Princess is admitted and awakened by the doctor, things really get crazy. Performances are outdoors on the Ortega Terrace at Muse Winery and Bistro in North Saanich. Performances are Saturdays: July 20, Aug. 10, 17 and 31 (curtain 7:30 p.m.) and Sundays: July 21 and Aug. 11 (curtain 3 p.m.) Tickets are $25, available at Muse Winery and Bistro, at Stonestreet Cafe or by calling 250656-2552. — Devon MacKenzie
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volunteer opportunities within the RCMP, as well as information about Aboriginal policing, recruiting, crime prevention and more. Tickets, $10 for adults and $2 for children, can be obtained at the Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital in Sidney (102-9837 7th St.) and at Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian Supplies in Brentwood Bay (7154 West Saanich Rd.). Proceeds will go to Vancouver Island children’s not-for-profits, including the Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan and Vancouver Island Riding for the Disabled. For more information on the Musical Ride, visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
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Comic returns home for some laughs Angeles and New York, before moving to Toronto. “What’s different from those cities is I wouldn’t want to bike Kristeen von Hagen will add to ride there,” she says. “When I the awkwardness of attending come back to Victoria and visit her 20-year high school reunion my parents, I drive like a maniac by telling dirty jokes in front of and my mother is horrified. I tell her mom’s friends. The Saanich her that’s just how I drive now.” native now lives in Toronto, but Von Hagen was the winner of returns to the garden city to the 2012 best female comic in attend the Class of ‘93 Oak Bay Canada at the Canadian Comedy High school reunion. While in Kristeen von Hagen Awards. She has performed at town she decided to put on a Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and written comedy show at the Victoria Events Centre. for several television comedy specials. “I figured, that way I could justify taking a She says being a female comic can someweek off work. Shows in Victoria are more times help open doors and sometimes close frightening than usual. I know a lot of people them, but either way she loves what she does. here and my high school friends and my “I was headlining a show in Vancouver mom’s friends will be there. At Yuk Yuk’s in and the woman who owns the club literally Toronto, I won’t know anyone in the crowd.” thanked me for not sucking.” Her high school persona was “pretty quiet Her advice to new comics: “Don’t worry and a surly commenter,” von Hagen says. what anyone says – just go for it.” People who knew her well will know her Kristeen von Hagen - a night of stand up passion for comedy but others may be surcomedy is on July 18 at the Victoria Events prised to find out she’s funny. Centre, 1415 Broad St. Show starts at 8 p.m. “My advice to my high school self is to stop and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 eating while your metabolism is good,” she and are available at the door or at kristeenjokes. vonhagen.eventbrite.ca. Since leaving Victoria, she lived in Los
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Victoria ShakeSpeare FeStiVal - The Victoria Shakespeare Society presents The Merry Wives of Windsor (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, directed by Kate Rubin) and Measure for Measure (on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, directed by Clayton Jevne) until Aug. 17 on the lawns at Camosun College (3100 Foul Bay). Tickets are $22.50/16/kids 12 and under free. Advance tickets are available until July 16 for only $10. A festival pass is $32/25, or only $20 in advance. Tickets are available at Shepherd Books, The Papery, at the door (cash only), or online at Ticketrocket.org. Scene and heard - The Island Playwrights present on-stage readings of excerpts from new works by three local writers, voiced by local actors. Discussion follows the presentation. 7pm at James Bay New Horizons (234 Menzies). By donation. islandplaywrights.weebly.com.
druMhand - Toronto-based world/jazz/roots collective with guests Victoria Percussion Orchestra and Masala. 7pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View). $10/12 at Ditch and Lyle’s Place. toM richardSon - Australian bluesman plays a free concert at Pioneer Park (W Saanich and Clarke). 6:30pm. Behind Sapphire - With Davenport and Royal Canadians. 10pm at Lucky Bar (517 Yates). $10.
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gaLLERIES Thurs. July 18 croSSing channelS - The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Media Net co-curate a show inspired by the book Crossing Channels and the work of five BC media artists. Opens Thursday at 7:30pm with a talk by Kristina Campell and Grace Salez at AGGV Lab (1040 Moss). 250-384-4171. aVenue gallery - Explore the work of new artists Angie Rees, Godron Scott and Veronica Stewart at Avenue Gallery (2184 Oak Bay). 10am - 5:30pm. See photo of Gordon Scott’s work, Trinity (acrylic on glass, 24x42) on previous page. theavenuegallery. com. More at MondayMag.coM
Do you have an inactive account at Vancity? Please act before Wednesday, July 31, 2013. At their meeting on Thursday, August 1, 2013, the Vancity Board of Directors will approve a resolution to close all accounts that have been dormant for 10 years or more. This means that if the last time you accessed your account at Vancity was prior to December 31, 2002, it will be closed. In accordance with the Unclaimed Property Act, account balances of $100 or more will be transferred to the BC Unclaimed Property Society; account balances of under $100 will be transferred to a general holding account at Vancity. We’d prefer you keep your money. If you think you may have an account at Vancity that you have not accessed in over 10 years, please visit any Vancity community branch by Wednesday, July 31, 2013. You’ll need to bring two pieces of government-issued identification and any proof of account ownership that you may have. Members that are affected have the right to attend the Board of Directors meeting to speak on this matter. If you plan to attend, please call the Member Services Centre by 4 pm, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The discussion will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12 pm at Vancity Centre, 183 Terminal Avenue, in Vancouver (Main Street SkyTrain station). For more information please visit vancity.com/ InactiveAccounts or call the Member Services Centre. Member Services Centre Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm 604.648.5197 Toll-free: 1.866.648.5197
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Central Saanich named competition climbing capital Proclamation came in advance of World Youth Championships being held at facility this week CENTRAL SAANICH — The Boulders Climbing Gym and the District of Central Saanich announced last week that Central Saanich was named the competition climbing capital of Canada. The proclamation was made by a special resolution of Central Saanich Council on July 2 and acknowledges the important role that The Boulders Climbing Gym has made to the sport climb-
ing community in Canada and throughout the world. With an 18-metre high competition climbing wall and over 1,200 square metres of climbing space, The Boulders is one of the only facilities of its kind in North America. The gym recently hosted the 2013 B.C. Provincial Championships and the 2013 Canadian National Championships and is
now in the midst of hosting the 2013 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Youth Championships which runs until Friday, June 19. “We understand that the Boulders facility is one of the best, if not the best climbing training gyms in North America,” said Central Saanich Mayor Alastair Bryson. “We are confident that the upcoming World Youth Champi-
onships will establish our reputation as the competition climbing capital of Canada and that this will be the first of many international competitive climbing events to come to our community.” “We are incredibly excited to hear about the Central Saanich proclamation,” said Kimanda Jarzebiak, Chair of the Boulders. “They have been a great partner to work with over the years and
we look forward to their support during the World Youth Championships and for the additional promotion of The Boulders and the sport of climbing that will happen as a result.” Watch for coverage of the World Youth Championships in Friday’s edition of the Peninsula News Review. — With files from The Boulders
Sidney’s Russell a national ironman Tsawout Canoe Races are champion after Vancouver event win coming up in August VANCOUVER — Athletes were greeted with perfect conditions for the seventh annual Subaru Vancouver Triathlon on Sunday and Sidney’s Andrew Russell took the elite men’s title. The win also makes Russell a national and provincial champion. Athletes dove into the calm waters of the Pacific Ocean off Locarno Beach covering three
different distances — Sprint, Olympic and the Half Ironman. Of these, 22 athletes were named national and provincial champions in the half-ironman event, including twenty amateurs. Rachel McBride (Vancouver) and Russell (Sidney) took the elite titles. McBride set a new course record by 17 seconds. McBride was followed by Ironman athlete Sara Gross
(Victoria) in second and former Commonwealth Games Team member Gillian Moody in third. Russell led the field throughout the race, successfully holding off second place finisher Chris Boudreaux (Portland) by a solid four minutes with Nathan Killam (Surrey) rounding out the podium in third. — Submitted by the Subaru Western Triathlon Series
CENTRAL SAANICH - The Tsawout First Nation on Saanichton Bay are having their canoe races August 3 and 4 at Cordova Spit (TIXEN) To help raise money for the event, there will be an art auction Friday, July 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawout First Nation community centre. There will be a dinner at the event as well, runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs $15 per plate. Proceeds will be
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VancouVer Island Model Engineers model train rides at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside Dr.) happen Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit vime.ca. The BrITIsh coluMBIa Aviaition Museum invites the public to their open house on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1910 Norseman Rd. in Sidney. The open house and 25th anniversary celebration will feature exhibits, activities for children, local sightseeing flights, refreshments and more. The theme of the day will be Bygone Biplanes. Admission by donation. For more information, call 250655-3300. PorTraIT PaInTIng and Drawing DropIn now every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the SHOAL Centre. NonMembers $3.25, SHOAL Activity Members $1.75. Call 250-656-5537 for more information.
suMMer readIng cluB at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Children of all ages are invited to join the Up, Up, and Away Summer Reading Club. Kids receive reading records to track their reading and contests, prize draws and special events are held throughout the summer. Registration is free and runs until Aug. 10. Call 250656-0944. read To Me cluB at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Bring your preschoolers to the library for songs, rhymes and stories. Thursday, July 4 to Aug. 15 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5 years. Free. Register at 250-6560944. Drop-ins also welcome. sPaced ouT at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Come to the library to hang out and read, chat about good books and do a craft. Tuesday, July 9 to Aug. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Ages six years and up. Drop-in. For information, call 250656-0944. uP, uP and away with Radio-Control
Airplanes. Learn about the exciting world of radio control airplanes with Mike Scholefield. See a large true to scale airplane and helicopter, a model plane flight simulator demonstration and a mini airshow on the front lawn of the library. Wednesday, July 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Ages six years and up. Free. Register at 250-6560944.
saanIch PenInsula ToasTMasTers meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 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? Contact Mary at 250544-1819 for more information. The PenInsula sTroke Recovery Club meets Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (August excepted) at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Willingdon Road in Sidney. Speech and exercise therapies offered. Spouses, caregivers, everyone welcome. Pleased bring a bag lunch. Contact Pat Brown for more information at 250-656-4753. sIdney sIsTer cITIes association meets third Thursday of the month at the Sidney North Saanich Library (Nell Horth Room) at 7 p.m. Help
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carPeT BowlIng, arT appreciation, weaving, aerobics, table tennis and much more at the Centre for Active Living 50+ in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) Don’t miss out on the fun, come and join us. Call 250652-4611 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for more information or visit www.
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centralsaanich seniorscentre.org. 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 Saanich Senior’s Centre. Come out and support this nonprofit facility which provides recreation and support for all seniors on the Peninsula.
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Support staff in Gr. Vic. school districts may strike in September Danielle Pope News staff
When students return to school this fall, they could be behind picket lines. CUPE B.C. officials say 27,000 education assistants, clerical staff, trades, aboriginal workers, youth and family workers, custodians and bus drivers have voted in favour of a strike.
The strike mandate covers almost all of the 57 local unions and 53 school districts across the province, including Greater Victoria. Strike action is expected to take place at the beginning of September, though exact dates have not been confirmed. “What we want is a fair pay raise,” said Jan Peever, president of CUPE 459 and South Vancou-
ver Island representative on the CUPE BC K-12 presidents’ council for bargaining. “There needs to be an infusion of new money. We don’t blame the (school) districts at all.” CUPE workers have not had a pay increase in four years. “The frustration of our workers has been overwhelming,” Peever said. “We do need to see some change.” — Black Press
From left, Kenny Podmore, Bev Elder from the Sidney Lions Foodbank, Bill Wellbourn from Slegg Lumber and Kurtis Francis from Thrifty Foods gather to show off the $3,442 cheque donated to the Sidney Lions Food Bank through the community barbecue on June 30. The money will be used to buy both canned and fresh goods for the food bank.
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The Victoria Lavender Farm in North Saanich welcomed the public to their facility all weekend during their first Lavender Festival.
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Amazing people have stepped forward to take on the Trail Continued from page 12
North Saanich has put up a $9,500 contribution to this year’s Flavour Trail event in August, says Mayor Alice Finall. That was what the District was paying to run the event. Because it was getting so big, and District resources spread so thin, she said they wanted another group to take it on. “Some pretty amazing people have come forward,” Finall said. “It’s getting bigger and there’s a need for more community engagement.” The other municipalities on the Peninsula are being included this year, Finall noted, with events popping up in Sidney and in Central Saanich. There are plans afoot to expand it in subsequent years to farms and neighbourhoods in Saanich. Finall said the Flavour Trail concept
North Saanich Flavour Trail This year’s North Saanich Flavour Trail will be held on the weekend of August 24-25, 2013. This is a transition year, as the the District of North Saanich has chosen CRFAIR to manage the Flavour Trail. You’ll find some old friends and acquaintances (with new stories to tell) plus some new faces. The following venues have confirmed so far: Greene’s Farm • Fruit Trees & More • Wild Edge Farm Garden • Cartref Gardens & The Pie Social • Snowdon House • Holy Trinity Church Tea & Cemetery Tour • Dominion Brook Park • Centre for Plan Health • Pat Bay Trading Post • Russell Nursery • Epicure Selections / Domaine Rochette • North Saanich Farm Market • Muse Winery & Bistro • The Roost Farm Centre • Melinda’s Biscotti • Sidney Sip & Savour (NEW!). The event is also looking at adding a new bike tour, focused on sustainability. Here’s some of what you’ll see, hear and taste on this year’s North Saanich Flavour Trail (as of July 6). Full details for all sites on the Flavour Trail will be available by July 24. — CRFAIR (Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable) arose from the District’s agricultural economic development strategy — which encourages actions on improving local agri-tourism and food production on the Peninsula. “I have been involved in this for
New Certificate of Recognition to Honour Canadian Veterans of the Korean War • All Canadian Veterans of the Korean War are eligible for this special Certificate of Recognition. • If you, or someone you know served in the Korean War, you can apply for a Certificate of Recognition at veterans.gc.ca/Korea or call 1-866-522-2122. During the Korean War, more than 26,000 Canadian men and women served to uphold the values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. In all, 516 Canadians gave their lives in service during the Korean War. 2013 is the Year of the Korean War Veteran. For more information on Canada’s role in the Korean War, visit veterans.gc.ca/Korea
years,” said the mayor. “This is one area where we can work towards that aim.” Geggie said organizers of this year’s Flavour Trails are taking it slowly, but already it seems to be growing quickly
with farms, events and sponsors all getting on board. “We really do have an area with a great growing climate,” she said. “It’s really something we should celebrate.”
Nouveau certificat de reconnaissance en hommage aux vétérans canadiens de la guerre de Corée • Tous les vétérans canadiens de la guerre de Corée sont admissibles à ce certificat spécial. • Si vous, ou une de vos connaissances, avez servi en Corée, vous pouvez faire votre demande de certificat par Internet à veterans.gc.ca/Coree ou par téléphone en composant le 1-866-522-2022. Plus de 26 000 Canadiens et Canadiennes servirent au cours de la guerre de Corée au nom des valeurs de liberté, de démocratie et de primauté du droit. Parmi eux, 516 y donnèrent leur vie. 2013 est l’Année des vétérans de la guerre de Corée. Pour en apprendre davantage sur le rôle du Canada durant la guerre de Corée, consultez veterans.gc.ca/Coree
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