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All that remains of the Bottle Tree on Sidney’s waterfront is a damaged stump and some broken glass. The local fixture blew down during last month’s high winds.
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down during high winds in October and had to be removed. The Town is adding nautical bolsters next A landmark on the to the walkway to fill the Sidney waterfront is no void. more. The Bottle Tree saw peoThe Bottle Tree, near How the Bottle Tree looked ple hang glass bottles of all the Bevan Avenue pier, before it fell last month. sorts — some with notes has vanished from alongside the paved walkway. Town of Sidney and others simple decoration — on its employees at the site said the tree blew branches. Passers-by said it will be missed.
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Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary gearing up for annual bazaar
kit. All the gingerbread is being baked by Auxiliary volunteers as well as the kits being assembled by them too. “The gingerbread house kits will be selling for $15 and the fully assembled gingerbread houses for $25,” said Burns. The Auxiliary, which is made up of 115 volunteers, has been actively serving Saanich Peninsula Hospital since 1974 and in that time has donated over $1.5 million to the foundation. Much of that money has come from small fundraising initiatives like the bazaar, as well as bake sales, garage sales and of course the Auxiliary gift shop (which expanded earlier this year.) “Over a million dollars is a lot to raise through small initiatives and hands on volunteering work,” noted Burns. In addition to fundraising, the Auxiliary
Run, run, here comes the gingerbread man Devon MacKenzie News staff
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Out with the old and in with the new — that’s what happening at this year’s Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar with the introduction of the new gingerbread village. “The gingerbread village will take the place of the Christmas puddings we used to do each year,” explained Auxiliary member Enid
Burns. “The puddings were great and they had a good run but when we had brainstorming sessions regarding this year’s bazaar we came up with the idea of gingerbread houses and gingerbread men and it just took off.” The gingerbread men and houses will be sold as both fully assembled and decorated or unassembled and undecorated in a do-it-yourself
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From left, Lynda Padget, Diana Robinson, Betty King and Enid Burns of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary stand in front of the gingerbread house kits they will be selling at this year’s Auxiliary Bazaar and Craft Fair on Nov. 16.
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Peninsula News in brief Karate at Winspear
SIDNEY — More than 150 competitors from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are scheduled to take part in the 2013 Karate B.C. Open tournament which will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. in Sidney.
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Oak tree replaced
NORTH SAANICH — The District of North Saanich, School District 63 and Deep Cove Elementary School representatives planted a new Garry oak tree on Oct. 23 in the north east part of the school property. In January, the District of North Saanich Public Works Department had to remove a tree at the school due to safety concerns. A local resident had been growing a Garry oak and in September donated it to the Public Works Department. — District of North Saanich
New homes planned for former school property Developers propose small lots and affordable options Steven Heywood News staff
Developers of the former North Saanich Middle School site appeared to press all of the right buttons for Sidney town council with their plans for the former North Saanich Middle School property. Resthaven Lands Ltd., a joint company formed by the McAdams family, Focus Corp. and others, have proposed a 37-lot residential housing area called Harbour Landing and a new roundabout at the corner of Resthaven Drive and McDonald Park Road. Dale Douglas of Focus led a presentation of preliminary plans to council on Monday, Oct. 21. He said they had been working with town staff and reviewing Sidney’s official community plan and other policies for the last five months. “The idea was for the site to be in line with the vision of Sidney and line up with the marketplace as well,” Douglas said. Most of the 37 small lots proposed will have room for affordable housing such as secondary suites, carriage homes and even the possibility of four duplexes. “It will all be up to the buyers of each lot,” Douglas explained. “It will give a range of opportunities on the site.” There’s no guarantee of affordable housing on the site at all, however, since that decision would be up to individual buyers. Mayor Larry Cross agreed that is the case but was hopeful homeowners would see the value in adding a mortgagehelper. The early plans would see no resident parking or access to driveways from either McDonald Park Road, Resthaven Drive or White Birch Road. All of that would be via pedestrianized laneways within the property.
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Developers are proposing a new roundabout at the corner of Resthaven and McDonald Park roads. Utilities like power and cable would be put underground and the owners would put up a portion of the cost for a new roundabout. There are no prices attached as yet to the proposed homes. Undergrounding the utilities, Douglas said, is expensive and the company has to work out all of its costs. The 4.5 acres of land was sold to Resthaven Lands Ltd. by the Saanich School District for $4.025 million. Rob McAdams, representative of the ownership group in Harbour Landing, said he is excited about the project. “The lane concept is new to me and fairly new to B.C.,” he said. “I see it as a giant sidewalk where cars are allowed to be.” Councillor Steve Price, chair of the committee of the whole, said the proposal was “impressive and well done.” “The neighbours will probably throw a party for the developers once they see this,” Price said. Coun. Mervyn LougherGoodey asked about impact of the project on local traffic. Douglas said while most vehicles and parking will be within Harbour Landing itself, additional parking areas could be created along
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Sidney Safeway up for sale Store in sell-off ordered by Competition Bureau Edward Hill News staff
The Canadian Competition Bureau has ordered Sobeys Inc. to sell 23 Safeway stores in Western Canada, including the longstanding groceries at University Heights mall and at Fort and Foul Bay Road. The Safeway in Sidney must also be sold under the deal. In June, Sobeys Inc., which operates as Thrifty Foods in Victoria, announced it was buying 213 groceries, 10 liquor stores, four distribution centres and 12 manufacturing centres that make up Canada Safeway, in a $5.8 billion deal. Sobeys operates nine Thrifty Foods stores in Greater Victoria and Safeway has four centres. The Competition Bureau order is meant to preserve healthy competition between large grocery outlets in urban centres across Western Canada. Safeway groceries have been a common sight across Victoria for decades, but under the deal only the store at Tillicum Centre will survive under the Safeway brand. Andrew Walker, vice-president of communications for Sobeys, stressed the stores must be sold as fully functioning grocery stores and can’t be shut down. Purchasers will also have to honour employees’ collective agreements. PleaSe See: Sale opens the door, page 6
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t’s like night and day. A proposal for a new housing development in Sidney is showing off all the ways the municipal councils — and communities for that matter — of Sidney and North Saanich are different. This latest proposal — for the former middle school land at the corner of McDonald Park Road and Resthaven Drive — is nearly a mirror image of the development at 9395 East Saanich Rd. Both are on similarly-sized pieces of property. Both plan for an almost identical number of new houses — 37 in Sidney, 40 in North Saanich. Both suggested there could be affordable housing options on the table. There are other similarities, such as how the layout of the properties look on paper, but that’s where it ends. The big differences come in how the developers approached their respective municipalities — and the reactions they have received so far. In North Saanich, the community has been clearly divided on housing growth for years and that attitude is reflected on its municipal council. With such housing pressure relatively new to the district, it has taken months of policy creation, public meetings and at times rancorous debate to get to the point where 9395 East Saanich Rd. (Canora Mews) can put shovels in the ground. That single project has put in motion a strategy to make changes to how North Saanich handles future proposals — and there are more on the horizon. Perhaps learning from that, the developers of the middle school site (Harbour Landing at Resthaven) spent weeks reviewing Sidney’s policies with Town staff. That, combined with a very different attitude towards growth in the community and on council, made Monday’s presentation of the preliminary plans a relative breeze. That said, the project still has to be reviewed by the public — and if there’s going to be a sticking point, it might come in the form of another roundabout in Sidney. There are vastly different attitudes on growth between these two neighbours. It’s still up to residents to make their leaders reflect what the community wants. 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 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.
Thankful for her dad’s health Masters Athletics system. Last Sunday (Oct. 13) I had the Eight months after his heart privilege of running the GoodLife surgery, dad ran the TC 10K, a Fitness Victoria 8K race with my sign he was on the road back to dad, or as many refer to him, ‘the recovery. Then, running legend’ as if to challenge Maurice Tarrant. him more, a couple At 83, dad is a months later he prime example was affected by of how keeping gallstones and had to healthy and active have his gallbladder can extend your removed. Another life. A year and a surgery, another couple months ago, story of proof that he had heart valve nothing can keep replacement surgery. him down and that That took time and being a runner has strength to recover allowed him many from, but everyone Claire Tarrant-Rowley more healthy years. agrees that his As dad and I healthy running Guest column arrived at the awards lifestyle going into ceremony following that procedure the 8K race on the Sunday, we read helped him bounce back from it. the course records board and there After all, dad is not just a casual was dad’s name five times in a row, runner. The January-February 2010 issue of Canadian Running magazine for past 8K course records, in age categories from 60-64 up to his named Maurice Tarrant its Agepresent 80-99. Group Champion in the annual In fact, at 63 he had raced Golden Shoe Awards, writing that through this 8K with an astounding he had, “… steadily set Canadian time of 28:56. age-group records for most of the His name was also listed three last 30 years – some 58 of them.” times under the half marathon Canadian Running reported that age-class records, from 70-74 with in 2010 alone, he set 10 records a time of 1:33:40, up to his 80-84 at various distances, including a division record. Of course he was world record for 15K (one hour, 13 minutes, 28 seconds). That required relieved to find out that all eight course records still stood after this a pace of 4:54 per kilometre (7:54 day. per mile). Age grading would make As we stood there reading all his time 45:21 using the World
this, a man approached dad, introduced himself and shook his hand. I recognized him. It was the legendary Tom Howard, who won the masters class marathon this year and in past won this race as an elite runner. He now appreciated even more what an amazing runner dad is. Going into the 8K race that day, Tom felt he might be able to beat dad’s record in the 60-64 age class. Yet he finished a substantial three minutes off that time. As I watched dad accept his first-place medal, I marvelled once again at all his achievements. Yet he continues to be the humblest man I know. His hundreds of medals and trophies are tucked away in stacks of shoeboxes in his storage room. Everyone in the running world knows him and speaks of him as a kind and gentle man. He is supported by his wife of 63 years – my beautiful mum Phyllis – his five children and 10 grandchildren. I was honoured to be able to share that day with my dad. How appropriate it happened on Thanksgiving weekend. I am thankful for his returning health and all he represents as a worldclass athlete, a husband, dad and granddad. He truly is my hero! Claire Tarrant-Rowley is the daughter of veteran distance runner Maurice Tarrant. She lives in Saanich, while her father lives in Sidney.
‘At 83, dad is a prime example of how keeping active can extend your life.’
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Sidney not set up for a pedestrian mall
n response to the some of the prevailing letters and discussion regarding the Town of Sidney giving a pedestrian mall consideration for Beacon Avenue, instead of a two way street. A great reference paper on pedestrian malls was put together recently, courtesy of Richard Talbot & Associates. Essentially, these types of malls
are a product of the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s which most cities have phased out or are phasing out due to failure. Sidney doesn’t even meet the criteria for a successful mainstreet-only pedestrian area. Most people need to arrive to Sidney by car as other transit options are not readily available. There is not a substantial downtown population which can support
such a mall. Peoples’ reference to how such malls work so well in Europe is because of the cultural/social/ economic differences that exist between European and North American cities. In particular, the final paragraph of Talbot & Associates’ well-researched paper states: “A growing number of U.S. communities are finding that provid-
ing enhanced pedestrian space while also providing vehicular access accomplishes the major goals designers intended pedestrian malls to accomplish. When Raleigh reopened Fayetteville Street in 2006, it reopened it as a two-lane road with a lane of parallel parking on each side of the street and a sidewalk wide enough to accommodate outdoor dining, rather than as the six-lane
thoroughfare it once was.” Please give careful consideration to the lessons one can learn from those that have traveled this path before. The research and experience far supports two-way vehicular traffic with wide pedestrian areas in downtown areas, especially those of small towns. Steve Duck, TIDES Group Sidney
Readers respond: Beacon Avenue traffic direction, Sandown deal, land use and rats Two way — no way I’ve had just about enough of the rhetoric from a handful of car-centric business owners, who for some reason think that returning Beacon Avenue to a two-way street will magically improve their bottom lines. A return to two-way traffic would bring more traffic for pedestrians to dodge and make it much more difficult to cross the street from side streets. But the greatest damage would be loss of ambiance to our shopping, dining and walking-friendly environment. Kenny Podmore stated quite accurately that “nine out of ten” people that he spoke to didn’t want a return to the two-way traffic system. I couldn’t agree more with his findings and concur that friends and neighbours I have spoken to produce the same consensus. There is a large percentage that would go a step further in reducing car traffic on Beacon by creating a pedestrian only area from Fifth St. to Second St. Business is booming in Sidney at the Thursday night markets — when the street is closed to traffic! Beacon Avenue hosts a venue for hundreds if not thousands of people every Thursday during the summer. Think how many more events would draw out of town people if the street was even more pedestrian friendly. As far as visitors not finding their way around, well they all seem to find their way here, park somewhere convenient and find their way out of town. I don’t ever remember seeing any lost souls still trying to find their way out of town on post-market days. I suggest to mayor and council that we not waste any more time and potentially our hard-earned tax dollars on this outmoded
the OCP document? If the four council members want to change it, they should initiate the appropriate democratic community process. But as it stands, the OCP calls for carefully planned, slow and gradual growth of the housing stock in North Saanich. It also calls for protection of agricultural, forest, park and riparian zones. Jack Thornburgh North Saanich
Rats an unseen problem One letter writer suggests that the Sandown deal made to North Saanich came down to dumb luck. car-centric notion of a return to two-way mayhem. Adam Kanczula Sidney
Traffic direction is a safety issue From my perspective I see a large safety issue involved. I live in the Pier building and travel Beacon Avenue. The number of senior people, of which I am one, crossing back and forth across the street would be endangered by two way traffic. A lot of seniors just step out and off the curb with out properly checking traffic or giving a driver sufficient warning. Throw in two way traffic and the chance of a pedestrian friendly zone goes out the window. Ken Charbonneau Sidney
Beacon is fine, move on to roundabouts Re: A hard road ahead for STIG, PNR, Oct. 16. Please remember why Beacon Avenue was
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If any changes are to be made, I’m all for better signage. Enough money has been spent on Beacon Avenue over the years. Politicians need to stop pussyfooting around this and just move on. Time to tackle bigger issues: teaching people how to use roundabouts properly. Kevin Sammons Sidney
Sandown deal was pure luck Re: Councillors Saved Us, PNR, Oct. 16. There is no doubt that
the current Sandown deal is better for North Saanich. However, let’s call the earlier decision to turn the proposal down what it was: gambling. At the time, Mr. Randall said he would be putting the property up for sale, and didn’t even hint that he might return with a better offer. Councillors Browne, Mearns, McBride and Daly spun the dial on the ‘Treasures of Sandown’ slot machine and won. It was luck, pure and simple. Team North Saanich and Councillor Daly ought to book a trip to Las Vegas forthwith. Brian Gartshore North Saanich
Land-use in North Saanich In 2007, North Saanich completed an Official Community Plan which was a collaborative, co-operative effort with wide community input. How is it now that four people on council wish to make irrevocable land-use decisions that run counter to the 2007 consensus and expressed very clearly in
I am increasingly disturbed by the potential disaster that Foundation Organics’ operation poses for their near neighbours. The evidence continually points to their lack of vector controls — flocks of seagulls in the fields after spreading their compost, crows dropping horrendous globs of garbage on peoples’ property and rats. Yes, the unseen, but populous horde that swarms heaps of garbage at night and worse, carry it away and cache it. I am not being an alarmist. We routinely trap rats each month on our property, due to some neighbours feeding their pets outside, leaving an unlidded compost bucket by the back door and not using a CRD approved compost bin in their gardens. Just imagine the number of rats being attracted to Foundation Organics’ operation. With such an abundant food source, they will look for nesting sites nearby and all the locations that could contain food caches make excellent nesting sites as well. Please be aware that food availability drives rat population numbers. R. Viggers Central Saanich
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Public sector pensions coming under pressure T
he third province in recent years to do so, Alberta has just announced its intention, through legislation in 2014, to implement major changes to its various Public Sector pension plans. The province’s current unfunded liability in these plans stands at $7.3 billion. This massive funding shortfall is the key reason for proposed drastic changes to the level of future benefits, the degree of inflation protection and pension penalties assessed for those retiring before age 65. Alberta expects to implement these changes in 2016. Pension values earned by employees before the changes are implemented would be protected. Alberta’s planned pension reform follows those of Ontario and New Brunswick. Ontario’s pension funding shortfall stands at $9.6 billion; New Brunswick’s at $1 billion. To date, both provinces, seeking to avoid an imposed solution through legislation, have instead engaged their unions in negotiated changes. Should the Ontario Conservative party
richer than the few in the private win the next election, its leader, sector, where in fact, some 75 Tom Hudac, proposes that Ontarper cent of employees have no io’s public sector pensions should employer-sponsored plan. move toward the more sustainIn B.C., where do the variable model of defined contribuous public sector pension plans tion plans, rather than the current, stand with respect to their fundvery costly defined benefit plans. ing sustainability? To the great Unlike the current guaranteed credit of the B.C. Government, its level of benefits, a defined contriunions and the Plan’s Trustees, bution plan would base the level the B.C. Pension Plan, despite its of pension payments solely on the plan’s investment returns. Peter Dolezal defined-benefit characteristic, is The federal government’s last Financial Savvy possibly the best-funded in Canada. Across its four major public budget also incorporated subsector plans, the average funding stantial changes in Federal Public Sector pension plans. Slated to commence deficiency stands near zero. Why is B.C. so different? Aside from delivin 2014, these changes will impact primarily future employees. The changes will ease the ering an unusually consistent and solid Plan’s future funding deficiencies without track record of investment returns, the plan is set up on a pre-funded basis. Contribufurther taxpayer-funded remedies. In the next five to 10 years we can expect tion rates for each group and generation are this reform in public sector pension plans set to fully pre-pay their future benefits. For to continue to accelerate, with strong tax- example, the B.C. Teachers Pension Plan payer support. Even with substantial modi- requires higher contribution rates because fication, public sector plans will remain far members tend to have more years of pen-
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“We will be focused on selling the assets in a timely manner. We don’t expect any problem – these are great stores at great locations with great employees. Potential purchasers will see that,” Walker said on Tuesday. “They have to be sold as groceries. They won’t be
Safeway but they will be groceries.” The sale would open the door to other grocers in Victoria – Fairway, Save-on Foods, Market on Yates, Red Barn – to expand into anchor retail space. The owners of Market on Yates and Market on Millstream are eyeing the three Safeway locations in Greater
Victoria. Darryl Hein, coowner and retail operation manager of The Market stores, said his company is interested in purchasing one, two or all three of the Safeway locations. “We would certainly be interested in taking a look at them,” Hein said. “I personally think this will be a quick sale.
I would be surprised if this dragged on very long.” Hein expected the Competition Bureau to order Sobeys to sell off Safeway locations, but he was surprised about the Fort and Foul Bay store. “It’s the only grocery store there. It’s probably the busiest of the three.”
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prevention of competition” in retail grocery stores in areas of Western Canada. “I am confident this agreement will ensure that Canadian consumers continue to benefit from competitive prices for a wide selection of grocery products,” said John Pecman, commissioner of Competition. “We are delighted to have received regulatory clearance from the Competition Bureau,” Marc Poulin, president and CEO, Sobeys Inc. said in release. “Our focus now turns to closing the deal, which we expect to do in early November, and beginning to serve our customers in Western Canada as one company.” — Saanich News/ Black Press
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VICTORIA — B.C. isn’t ready to consider a wholesale shift to Internet-base voting in either local or provincial elections, according to a new report from Elections B.C. Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer released the report Wednesday, warning that even if a host of technical and security issues can be resolved, there is no consistent evidence that voter turnout would be increased. Archer asked the B.C. government in 2011 for authority to conduct pilot projects for electronic voting. The government appointed him to chair an expert panel last year, and its preliminary findings are not encouraging. While there are likely benefits for voters with disabilities or in remote locations, the report
including Halifax and concludes that govMarkham, Ontario ernments should not have tried it, as well expect either lower as some U.S. and Eurocosts or greater parpean jurisdictions. ticipation from voter Archer said online access via computers voting has unique and mobile devices. challenges, such as Despite the widethe need to verify a spread use of new person’s identity and technology by young then keep that sepapeople, a survey of rate from their voting other results showed Keith Archer choice. Another issue middle-aged and older people more likely to use online is how to verify security of a range of computers, tablets and voting. The committee recommends mobile phones that could be that online voting be consid- subject to software tampering. “It’s not like banking online, ered first as an option for people with access restrictions, such as it’s not like dating online, it’s not those who vote by mail. It says like making a purchase online.” The panel has posted its preuniversal voting should only be be attempted on a province- liminary report at www.internetwide basis for consistency, secu- votingpanel.ca and is seeking public comments until Dec. 4. rity and ability to audit results. No provincial or federal vot- It plans to make recommendaing has been conducted online tions to the government on the in Canada, but municipalities next steps in February.
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Fog shrouds the Re/Max hot air balloon as it sits tethered at Vantreight Farms in Central Saanich Tuesday. The balloon crew were showing the company colours for a Re/Max convention in Victoria this week.
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The Sidney town councillor expanded this week on his recent proposal for Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich to consider petitioning the CRD to turn over control of Panorama Recreation Centre and other facilities to the Saanich Peninsula Recreation Commission. Chad said he’ll be making that suggestion at the upcoming tri-municipal meeting, scheduled Nov. 7 in Central Saanich. “We have had a good relationship with the CRD,” Chad admitted. He noted the CRD claims to own all of the bricks and mortar of Peninsula-based recreation facilities — a claim Chad disputes. The CRD, he said, hold the letters patent on the Panorama Rec. Centre site and collect money from the three municipalities to pay for the region’s recreation services. All it would take to change that, Chad continued, would be a request from the three partner municipalities to have the recreation commis-
sion take over. “We’ve grown beyond the need for the CRD now,” Chad said, noting the CRD doesn’t pay into local recreation — all of the money comes from local taxpayers. He said the existing municipal staff expertise in engineering, budgeting and human resources could be trained on providing those same recreation services. Issues such as information technology Chad said it could be contracted out. He added he doesn’t expect the change would cost taxpayers any more money. Chad, who has served on the recreation commission for 17 years, said he wants to present his idea to the other two municipalities and gauge the reaction. “There’s a good possibility that after some sober thought, it may come about.” Chad said if he does succeed in getting on the agenda next month, it will go back to the individual councils and communities.
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IceBear completes mural restorations in Sidney the folks at town hall who made sure the permits were approved in a timely fashion. The artist and his family would like to
The artist IceBear (Chris Johnston) reveals the upgrade to the mural The Ocean. IceBear would like to thank the various companies and individuals who helped make all this happen; Telus, who funded the mural Nil/tu,o on their building, Robert Lunn of Lunn’s Bakery, who now owns the building on which The Cannery mural resides, and Fairway Market, who underwrote the cost of the work on The Ocean mural on their building. Darryl at Richlock Rentals provided the scissor lift for work on the last two murals. Campbell Black and Blackline Marine con-
tributed financially and intellectually to the project, allowing the artist to spend the extra time to make the new additions. The Sidney Waterfront Hotel allowed the artist to park his RV in their parking lot and provided power to give him light and heat at the end of the day. Michael Bearden of Freedom Scooters, loaned a new scooter to the artist. Kenny Podmore and the Sidney Pier hotel gave the artist access to their spa facilities. Words of appreciation are due to
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Peninsula Gallery celebrates birthday Occasion to be celebrated with 25 artists’ work SIDNEY – Peninsula Gallery is celebrating its 27th birthday this month with a show featuring 25 gallery artists. From Monday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Nov. 8, new paintings and sculptures by artists including Don Bastian, Robert Bateman, Philip Buytendorp, Carol Evans, Douglas Fisher and Michael O’Toole will be featured in the gallery.
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• A Touch of Saltspring Christmas Show happens Dec. 6 to 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6) at Panorama Recreation Centre. Admission is $5 for a three-day pass and the show features over 230 crafters and artisans. Call 250-655-0967 for more information or visit www. atouchofsaltspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.
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Conductor Charles Job leads the Palm Court Light Orchestra in its Oct. 22 afternoon presentation of Flying Down to Rio at Sidney’s Charlie White Theatre.
Palm Court Light Orchestra brings Rio to Sidney Steven Heywood News staff
The house was full for the latest performance of the Palm Court Light Orchestra in Sidney — marking what could be the eighth sold-out concert in a row at the Charlie White Theatre. A long queue of orchestral music lovers filled the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 22, ready to see Palm Court’s Flying Down to Rio — concerts featuring music with a distinctly South American flair. It’s the theme of the orchestra’s October concert series, which wrapped up this week. Orchestra founder and conductor Charles Job
expressed his thanks to the Sidney audience for their support over the years. He noted that Sidney seems to be where the orchestra finds it most ardent supporters — evident in the full house at 2:30 in the afternoon. The Palm Court Light Orhestra returns in December with a trio of concerts in Victoria, Duncan and Sidney. This time, it’s a tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops with the music of Henry Mancini John Williams and Canadian Robert Farnon. The shows take place Dec. 7 (Victoria), 8 (Duncan) and 10 (Sidney). For times and more details, visit www.palmcourtorchestra.com.
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Local composer Fairbank to premiere work with Via Choralis Nicholas Fairbank’s Isbjørn! premieres in November SIDNEY — Five Victoria choirs will collaborate next month for performances of Isbjørn! — a work inspired by the High Arctic and whose title means “polar bear” in Norwegian. From mid-September to mid-October 2012 the composer (and conductor for Via Choralis) Nicholas Fairbank, participated in The Arctic Circle Expedition, an international artistic residency in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, north of the Arctic Circle and just 500 miles from the North Pole. There he sailed around the island of Spitsbergen aboard a 50-metre tall ship with 25 other artists from around the world and began writing a large choral work inspired by
the Arctic landscape. His trip was financed in part by a number of individuals who sponsored one or more bars of music in the score; each sponsored bar contains the sponsor’s initials represented by musical notes. Now, a year later, Via Choralis, who commissioned the work with financial assistance from the B.C. Arts Council, will be joined by Ensemble Laude,
Vox Humana, the Viva Youth Choirs and Hexaphone, all conducted by Fairbank, for the opening performance in Sidney on Nov. 10. The piece is also scored for piano and percussion and uses the full extent of the performance space, placing singers around the room. “The logistics are proving to be quite a challenge, but fortunately we have a great
group of people helping with the practical details,” said Fairbank. Prior to the concert, photos from Fairbank’s trip will be projected onto a large screen over the stage as an introduction to the Arctic theme. North of the Arctic Circle featuring Isbjørn! takes place Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Sidney (10030 Third St.) Tickets are $20 (regular) and $5 (students) and are available at Tanner’s Books and The Dollar Den in Brentwood. Admission is free for children 12 and under. For more information on Via Choralis visit www.viachoralis.ca. — With files from Via Choralis
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The News Review provides this community calendar free of charge, giving preference to Saanich Peninsula clubs, organizations and individuals holding non-profit events in our readership area. Publication is not guaranteed. Calendar items should be mailed, dropped off at our office, or e-mailed to editor@ peninsulanewsreview.com. Sustainability, a new seven-week Northwest Earth Institute study at St. John’s United Church on Thursday evenings until Nov. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call Janet at 250-6559676. MorninG Mat YoGa at SHOAL Activity Centre, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 (six sessions) from 9 to 10 a.m. with Instructor Kathleen Fournier. Cost is $67.50. Call to register at 250656-5537. Visa and MasterCard accepted. attention, intention anD Awareness: Creating Meaningful Connections is a three session course exploring emotional intelligence with Rev. Lynngood on Thursday, Nov. 7, 14 and 21. Course takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Victoria at 5575 West Saanich Rd. A small fee will apply. For more information call 250-655-7149. learn to sKate this fall and winter with the Peninsula Figure Skating Club. All ages and abilities welcome to join us in our Skate Canadasanctioned programs. Classes begin Oct. 6 but registration is ongoing. Visit pfsc. homestead.com for more information. the centre for active living 50+ in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) is gearing up for an active winter season. Join the fun. Several new programs have been added for you to try something different. Phone us at 250-652-4611 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m or visit www. central saanichseniors centre.org. the farMlanDs trust (Greater Victoria) Society invites you to our pumpkin harvest at the historic Newman Farm property in Central Saanich on Saturday Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can pick your own pumpkin
on the farm where selections range from heritage pumpkins to carving and pie pumpkins. Donations are most appreciated at the harvest. Please wear sturdy shoes when visiting. Feel free to join us and park near the Newman Farm access gate on Central Saanich Road, 1/4 km north of Mount Newton X Road. At the request of the District of Central Saanich, please do not enter or park at the entrance leading to the Newman Farm heritage house gate entry (off Newman Road and Old Veyaness). coMe trY out PickleBall, North America’s fastestgrowing sport. Drop in sessions for all levels at North Saanich Middle School gym Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a Panorama Recreation event. Regular admission rates apply. For more information, call Marilynne at 250-6550313. the centre for Active Living 50+ in Brentwood Bay (1229 Clarke Rd.) invites you to a series of speakers through October. Sessions will be held every Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation and refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. Call 250652-4611 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for information or visit www.centralsaanich seniorscentre.org. Oct. 25 — Patsy Berger-North, Executive Director, Mount Newton Centre.
suMMerGate villaGe Craft Fair and $5 luncheon at Summergate Rec. Center (2045 Summergate Blvd. Free parking on Canora Ave.) Sunday, Nov. 17 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Free admission and raffle proceeds go to the
Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Fair will feature home baking, seasonal novelties and more. siDneY flea MarKet Air Cadet fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cadet Hall on Canora Road. If you’re interested in having a table or want more information, call 250544-1040. the B.c. aviation Museum will be holding their annual Food Bank Drive Nov. 10 and 11. Admission to the museum for the two days will be by donation to the food bank (either food or cash). Hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 250655-3300.
free DroP-in flu Clinic for Seniors, Nov. 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at SHOAL Activity Centre in Sidney (10030 Resthaven Drive.) Clinic provided by Saanich Peninsula Heath Unit. the Peninsula stroKe Recovery Club meets Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
GooD MorninG rhYMe Time at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Bring your littlest ones to the library for songs, rhymes and stories. Thursday, Oct. 10 to Nov. 14 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5. Free. To register call 250-656-0944. leGo stories at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Use our Lego to build your own creation. A new theme will be explored at each meeting and your work will be displayed at the library. Ages 5 years and up. Free. Nov. 1 and 15 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Attend one or all sessions. To register call 250-656-0944.
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meets every Tuesday from 7:30 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 Gwen at 250656-3738 for more information. Green DrinKs on the Saanich Peninsula, an inclusive, informal and friendly monthly networking group meets Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Zanzibar Café (1164 Stelly’s X Rd.) This month’s speaker is Ian Bruce, executive director of Peninsula Streams. Cost for the event is $10 (includes appies) and everyone is welcome. RSVP to Alicia Cormier at 250893-5070. siDneY sister cities association meets third Thursday of the month at the Sidney North Saanich Library (Nell Horth Room) at 7 p.m. Help us build our sister relationships with Anacortes, Cairns Australia and Niimi, Japan. For more information check our new website www. sidneysister citiesassociation. com. Just MoveD to the Saanich Peninsula? Why not join the Peninsula Newcomers Club and make new friends and explore the community. We meet for lunch on the second Thursday of every month in Sidney with an invited speaker. For more information check our website: peninsulanewcomers. ca.
victoria theraPeutic riDinG Association provides a riding program for children and adults with disabilities. If you enjoy horses and people, this would appeal to you. No experience is necessary, (we provide training), however, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Please contact volunteer@ vtra.ca or call 778426-0506 for more information on our association.
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Take notice that a Lien is claimed by Van Isle Marina Co., against the vessel â€œWhite Wingâ€?, located in site YP30, and owned by Joseph Raymond Goguen. This lien is claimed in respect of storage charges which remain unpaid by Joseph Raymond Goguen. The above mentioned boat will be sold at a public auction to be held at Van Isle Marina, 2320 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC at 2pm on November 1, 2013.
LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Howard William Lawrance, formerly of 361 Bundock Avenue, Duncan, BC V9L 3P1, Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Dominique J. Alford, 201-2377 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 4M9, on or before November 15, 2013 after which date the Estateâ€™s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Steven Lawrance, Executor By his Solicitors Henley & Walden LLP
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LOST CANNON camera on beach seat in Agate Lane Park. If found please call (250)658-1577. LOST: CAT, young male, black and very shy. From Topaz Park area. Please check yards and sheds. Call if found (250)381-6009.
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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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CFAX SANTAS Anonymous requires a social media coordinator to gather information, train a team of social media volunteers for the campaign, and be trained to update the website. Website skills are required. Other positions are available, including data entry, office assistant, volunteer coordinator. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.
MANAGEMENT and HAIR STYLIST positions available. Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Victoria location. Must have hairstyling qualifications. Guaranteed $11/hr, benefits, vacation pay, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, paid birthday,advanced training and annual advancement opportunities For an interview call 250-391-7976
Night Housekeeper/ Emergency Responder Marquise Hospitality is looking for a F/T Night Housekeeper / Emergency Responder at a Senior Care facility in Victoria, BC. Shifts include wkdys & wknds 11pm-7am. Emergency First Aid is required. Please send resumes to: Fax: 1-866-272-9632 Email: 1450.marquise@ hiredesk.net Website for full posting: http://www.marquise.ca/ careers.php
VOLUNTEERS GREATER VICTORIA Performing Arts Festival needs assistants excited about dance to help with logistics and scheduling for next April’s festival. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.
APARTMENT/CONDO CENTRAL SIDNEY- bright, quiet, private, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, newly reno’d, grnd level, skylights, W/D, parking, storage, Gas F/P. Walk to beach & shops. NS/NP. $1440/mo. Call 250-544-1180.
CHAR BROIL BBQ with tank, rotisserie and motor, extension cord, heat gage, $100. Sears brown fabric rocker recliner, $220. Call (250)655-4185 (Phone # is now correct).
RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Home Movies to DVD. Also, Portraiture, Baby, Family + Maternity. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
ANTIQUES/VINTAGE ANTIQUE LOVESEAT, green, Asking $200. Tea Wagon, walnut good cond. $200. Call (250)656-4853 or (250)8895248 (cell).
EARLY 1920-30 Original American gingerbread New Haven Chime clock $250. (250)656-7786.
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?
GARAGE SALES SIDNEY- 9866 4th St. Moving Sale to end of Oct, 10-2pm. Furniture, pictures, mirrors, plants/house & garden, etc. (250)656-8057. 2309 MURIEL PLACE, SIDNEY, SAT. 26 OCT. 9AM - 2PM DINING TABLE 2 CHAIRS, DRESSERS, STEREO EQUIP. LIVING RM FURNITURE, HOUSE HOLD ITEMS.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: 1 bdrm north facing condo in The Landmark. Close to sea with views, NS/NP. $1000, avail. Nov. 1. (250)655-4517. SAANICH WEST- 1246 Hastings St, 3 bdrm Rancher, 2 garage, dining/living/family rooms, 2 bath (ensuite), F/P, appls incld, new roof. Walking distance to Interurban campus. Reduced price, $460,000. Call 250-477-4600.
TOILET SAFETY frame $25. Electric prestige garage heater $20. Toast-R-Oven $35. 250-652-9643.
ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
DOWN-SIZING SALE. 4050% off. Brentwood Bay Nurseries. 1395 Benvenuto Ave. Oct. 1st - 27th. (250)652-1507.
SINGER ZIG Zag sewing machine 3 arm model 533. $90 hardly used. (250)544-4322.
INTERLUDE MASSAGE: They are back at school!! Treat yourself to therapeutic, relaxing, massage now! In practice since 2000, offering Kripalu Bodywork, Acupressure, Hot Stone, Chair massage. Reiki Master. Contact Andrea at 250-514-6223 or online www.andreakober.com
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. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com
BUSINESSES FOR SALE CLOCK SHOP for Sale- repair watches, jewelry. Battery accessories. Established shop. Large clientele. 1046 Fort St. For more info: 250-361-4480.
QUEEN-SIZED DUVET & cover, great condition, $45. (250)477-8155.
MIND BODY & SPIRIT
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
LULU LEMON Grey hoodie, men’s size small, like new condition. $45. (778)265-7743.
ANTIQUE WALNUT cedar chest, $250. 7 Hummel figurines. (250)654-0056
LOOKING FOR unsalaried position in property maint. in exchange for accommodations, shop space. (250)360-6277
FREE- LOTS of wood, big & small from taking down wood shed. Call (250)474-6675.
VICTORIA FILM Festival now screens classic films every evening at the Vic Theatre and is looking for assistance in the box office and concession stand. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
SOLAR CONTROL glass films - (remnants) from major Sidney projects. Privacy and security films reject up to 85% solar heat plus 99% U/V rays. SolarGord (24hrs). Call 1-250864-5096 (Can be installed).
JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
SIDNEY- 2444 Amherst Ave. 1300 sq.ft. updated character home looking for a family w/2 children and a dog. Fenced south facing corner lot near the Salish Sea. Walk to town and schools. Organic gardens & fruit trees, fireplace, hot tub, 6 appls. Free TV forever.... $499,000. (250)656-6136.
ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Bright lg Bach 1,2,3 br. Units Fully reno 5 min drive to DT Victoria Full time on site manager
Move in today 250-588-9799
COTTAGES DEEP COVE- cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage, skylights $950/mo, N/S. 250-656-1312.
DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY- 3 bdrm sxs duplex, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. $1475+ utils. Available now (250)656-4003.
NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.
SAANICH: 55+ furnished 2 bdrm, balcony faces Swan Creek, 5 appls, in-suite W/D. $1200. utils incld 250-479-5437
SOOKE, 3-bdrm, 4-plex, $750 mo, on bus route, nice deck & yard. Call 250-478-2450. SPACIOUS 742 sq.ft CONDO in the Wave, 705-845 Yates St. Great investment close to all amenities downtown Victoria. Open House: Saturday, Oct 26, 1-4pm. SUNNY COOMBS field/treed acreage. Room for revenue development. Comfortable 2 floors of 1400 sq ft. Wood, hot water heat $745,000. Phone/Fax 250-248-4495.
APARTMENTS FURNISHED LANDS End: large sunny water view, priv entry, parking, NS, $850. www.sidneystudio.info. Adults, snow birds, refs. 250-655-4175, email@example.com
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4 LARGE containers, bamboo, 12’ high. $100. firm each item. Call (250)656-5824.
SELL IT FAST WITH CLASSIFIEDS! 250.388.3535
SAANICHTON: 1 bdrm furnished suite. $900 inclds utils, wi-fi, laundry. (250)665-7063.
HAULING AND SALVAGE
ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi
ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.
J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677.
$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.
FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices
ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.
FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.
Overnight Delivery in most of BC!
A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.
FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.
Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
CARPENTRY McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518
CLEANING SERVICES EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER. Honest, Reliable. $30./hr. Call (250)652-2042. LINDSEY’S CLEANING, excellent references, serving Sidney area, 250-896-0703
ELECTRICAL (250)217-3090.ELECTRICIAN 30 yrs exp. New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. Senior’s Disc. Lic.#3003
FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.
RENOVATION SPECIALIST. Father & Son team. Great rates, 25 years exp. (778)9770531. www.scottelectric.ca Lic. #201714.
SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 250.388.3535
FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.
JACK NASH, serving Victoria since 1980. We do it all! Free estimates WCB. 250-881-3886
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
22YRS EXP Clean-ups, weeding, hauling. $25/hr. All areas of city. Dave 250-656-7045. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Fall clean-up, hedge & tree pruning, weed & moss repair on lawns, blackberry/ivy removal, gutter repair/cleaning.
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.
ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.
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
Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft
MASONRY & BRICKWORK
10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Raking, Pruning, Hauling, Mowing. (250)479-6495.
AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
PREPARE YOUR Lawn & garden for fall & winter. Glenwood Gardenworks. 250-474-4373.
CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.
HANDYPERSONS HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small reno’s. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961 MAINTENANCE MAN. Repairs, house & yard clean-up. Moving large & small items inside & out. $20./hr. Senior Discount. Mike (250)818-3837.
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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.
DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
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WINDOW CLEANING BLAINE’S WINDOW WASHING. Serving Sidney & Brentwood since 1983. Average house $35. 250-656-1475 DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.
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