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Saanich Peninsula Secret Santas hoping for more Christmas toys

sidney’s two-year strategy Mayor Larry Cross hopes to be back on council in 2014-2015

Steven Heywood News staff

A clear vision for the next two years is what politicians in the Town of Sidney have outlined in their most recent strategic plan. Revealed late last month, the Town’s 2014-2015 Strategic Plan is the public document

created out of discussions between councillors and staff on what the priorities should be in the community. The focus is on four areas: a balanced and healthy community, quality community spaces, sustainable infrastruc-

Steven Heywood News staff

Volunteers behind the Saanich Peninsula Secret Santas are inviting the community to breakfast and dinner in what’s shaping up to be an entire day dedicated to the Toys for Tots campaign. On Wednesday, Dec. 11 the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney hosts two fund-and-toy-raising events — one at breakfast and the other at dinner time. Sherry Moir with Toys for Tots says they had initially planned the evening fundraising business mixer and when they heard about the success of a similar toy program up-Island, they added breakfast to the menu. For close to five years, a breakfast toy drive in Parksville has been growing, this year collecting an estimated 3,000 toys. Moir said after learning about that success, Toys for Tots thought it would be a good idea to try it out on the Peninsula. “We are needing more toys right now,” she explained. “The cash donations seem to be going well, close to what was raised last year, but we need more toys.” The Saanich Peninsula Secret Santas collect new toys for children in need in the community. They plan on having a wrapping party on Dec. 14 and 15 at the Mary Winspear Centre, getting the gifts ready for Christmas. To get the donations up, Toys for Tots has a Drive Thru Breakfast Toy Drive from 6 to 9 a.m. on Dec. 11. In exchange for a new toy or cash donation, drivers will receive coffee or juice, fruit muffin or scone, courtesy of Island Culinary Service. Please see: Toys for Tots Day Dec. 11, page 4


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ture and organizational excellence. Mayor Larry Cross said the recent citizen satisfaction survey played a role in the outcome of this planning session. “It reinforced the direction council and the Town have been going,” Cross said. That survey showed the importance to residents of issues like transportation (street s a f e t y,

pedestrian areas, traffic calming, transit and even Beacon Avenue traffic direction) and social issues (affordable housing). Overall, the survey also showed people are, in general, satisfied with the direction of the municipality. That, said Cross, was encouraging to learn. With that information in hand, council hopes to strengthen the Town in a variety of areas and help shore it up for the future.

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The Town of Sidney plans for long-term housing growth in the community to meet a variety of needs.

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Peninsula News in brief Holmes earns award

SIDNEY — Local philanthropist, Michele Holmes, owner and managing broker of Holmes Realty Ltd. based in Sidney is the recipient of the Honorary Humanitarian award presented by the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation. Holmes, through her boutique real estate firm, has donated more than seven hundred wheelchairs to the foundation which supports mobility challenged recipients around the world.

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Coins campaign rolls on

SIDNEY — The Peninsula News Review’s Coins for Kids effort continues this month. The PNR is taking in readers’ pennies and other coins and with the help of Saanich Peninsula Secret Santas, who will roll them up and donating them to the Toys for Tots campaign.

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Paquette family marks 50 years Sidney family celebrating a half-century in business with the promise of more to come Steven Heywood News staff

With humble beginnings as local pub owners, the Paquette family of Sidney has become one of the community’s prominent business owners whose holdings have grown to include nearly a whole block of the downtown core. The Paquettes were honoured this year with a Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Crystal Award for a lifetime of achievement. This year also marked their 50th anniversary of being in business in Sidney — and the family is looking forward to many more years to come. Denis Paquette heads the family business these days and has been active in the community and in local politics for years. As owner of the Sidney Waterfront Inn and Suites, Denis has been visible of late in his ongoing battle with the Town of Sidney over the direction of traffic on Beacon Avenue. That aside, Denis has fond memories of his father, Roland, and his family coming to Sidney via Saskatchewan and Port Alberni. “My dad was raised in Saskatchewan and after the Second World War, moved to Port Alberni,” Denis recalls. There, Roland worked in the Somass Pub for a short time, before uprooting the family and heading back to Saskatchewan to build up a large Ford dealership. “Dad got Western Canada’s leading sale award three years in a row,” says Denis. “That was in a town of 300 people.” Roland, he explained, had built up the dealership to include farm machinery, fuel distribution and more. After working hard there, Denis says his dad got the itch to move back to Vancouver Island, sold the dealership and came to Sidney in 1958.

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Roland and Denis Paquette, with Roland’s daughter Roselyn McDermid were honoured recently for their lifetime of work on Sidney’s waterfront. He would eventually buy the Sidney Waterfront Inn in around 1963, which in those days had 19 rooms, a pub and a cocktail lounge. “The beer business was really strong then,” Denis says. Denis started in the pub in 1974, working his way through the family business — including time on the taps. “The beer business was so strong, we could sell 6,000 glasses, 10 barrels, in a night at times. It was unbelievable, but it came about on good service, good staff and good ambiance.” Denis adds it was a double-edged sword, of course. With the beer sales came

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Roland Paquette inspects the Crystal Award given for his family’s lifetime achievements on the Saanich Peninsula from the local chamber of commerce.

complaints from hotel guests about all the noise at night from the pub. With the pub making so much money at the time, however, he said it was a tough balancing act. The pub would close by the early 1990s, however, and the family would focus on the hotel. They still held onto the cocktail lounge, Denis says, and embarked on a plan to create suites at the hotel. “We expanded over the years,” Denis says. “We added on a dining room in the mid-’80s and things were going really good.” Please see: Paquette family, page 11


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Legislature dome moving, repair needed Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA — The B.C. legislature’s signature copper-clad dome is “beginning to twist, and that’s a problem,” MLAs on the legislature management committee were told last week. That’s the most dramatic symptom of deterioration in the 120-year-old structure, whose many structural problems have

been put off for decades and could cost up to $70 million to repair. Legislature clerk Craig James reviewed highlights of an updated engineering report that shows the delicacy of the task. “The problem with every part of this building is that when you go to fix one part of it, it’s attached to another part, which requires to be fixed as well,” James said. “In fixing, for


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instance, the dome, it sits on these columns that are supported centrally throughout the rotunda, and we’re advised that if you fix the dome, you should really be looking at and fixing the central portion too.” The MLA committee is to meet again Dec. 12 to hear from engineers and decide on the next steps. The estimate for the most urgent work is $5.7 million, proposed to begin in 2015.

Toys for Tots day Dec. 11 Continued from page 1

That evening, there will be a business mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is by toy or cash donation and guests will be treated to live music, a cash bar and appetizers. Moir said she hopes the Toys for Tots day will get the gifts over the top for local children during the holiday. Other events are helping the cause this year — including a Friday, Dec. 13 Teddy Bear Toss at the Peninsula Panthers hockey game at Panorama Rec Centre and the ongoing Coins for Kids campaign by the Peninsula News Review. Toys for Tots is also working alongside Parkland Secondary School students who have put together gingerbread house kits for purchase. For details on all Saanich Peninsula Secret Santas events, contact Moir at sherry@secretsantas. ca or call 778-402-8784.

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Sidney resident Harry Nunn dropped off a bucket of pennies and coins he had been collecting for a couple years for the PNR’s Coins for Kids campaign. Readers are helping us raise money for the Secret Santas Toys for Tots effort on the Saanich Peninsula.

SUBJECT PROPERTY: Lot 2, Section 1 and 2, Range 2 East, North Saanich District Plan #16235 (8598 Bourne Terrace)

NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Hall Council Chambers, 1620 Mills Road, North Saanich, British Columbia to consider the District of North Saanich Zoning Bylaw No.1255 (2011), Amendment Bylaw No. 1307 (2012) In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No.1307 is to amend the zoning Bylaw No.1255 to rezone the Land known as Lot 2, Section 1 and 2, Range 2 East, North Saanich District Plan 16235 (8598 Bourne Terrace) from Single Family Residential (R-2) to Single Family Residential (R-1) for the purpose of single lot subdivision. The land that is the subject of this Bylaw Amendment No.1307 is described and shown cross-hatched on the supplied map. All persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw amendment shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or present written submissions at the Public Hearing. All relevant documentation, including a copy of the bylaw, pertaining to the above may be inspected at the North Saanich Municipal Hall, 1620 Mills Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from Friday, December 6 to Monday, December 16, 2013 inclusive.

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District Of North Saanich NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Hall Council Chambers, 1620 Mills Road, North Saanich, British Columbia to consider the District of North Saanich Zoning Bylaw No.1255 (2011), Amendment Bylaw No. 1323 (2013). In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No.1323 is to amend the Zoning Bylaw No.1255 to rezone the Land known as Lot 2, Section 1 and 2, Range 3 East, North Saanich District Plan 11517 (2184 Amity Drive), from Single Family Residential (R-2) to Single Family Residential (R-1) for the purpose of single lot subdivision. The land that is the subject of this Bylaw Amendment No.1323 is described and shown cross-hatched on the supplied map. All persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw amendment shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or present written submissions at the Public Hearing. All relevant documentation, including a copy of the bylaw, pertaining to the above may be inspected at the North Saanich Municipal Hall, 1620 Mills Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from Friday, December 6 to Monday, December 16, 2013 inclusive. Mark Brodrick Planning and Community Services

SUBJECT PROPERTY: Lot # 2, Section 1 and 2, Range 3 East, North Saanich District Plan #11517 (2184 Amity Drive)

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Central Saanich is showing its support for the Agricultural Land Commission and the Agricultual Land Reserve. A core review on B.C.’s government operations has been taking place including a review of the ALC. At the beginning of November, a memo was leaked to national media regarding a proposal to strip the powers of the ALC and the ALR. During a council meeting on Nov. 18, Councillor Alicia Cormier put forward a motion to reaffirm the municipality’s support for the commission and the land reserve. “Farms and rural non-farm holdings comprise over 70 per cent of Central Saanich’s land base and farming is considered a fundamental activity that defines the character and local culture within Central Saanich,” said Cormier. “Food and agriculture support the health and well-being of Peninsula residents and increas-

ingly, locally-produced food is up through the Association of being seen as one solution to Vancouver Island and Coastal mounting environmental prob- Communities and the Union of B.C. Municipalities?” lems such as climate change.” Cormier said that passing Cormier’s motion resolved that the municipality request the motion doesn’t prevent the that the Provincial Core Review municipality from bringing the notice to AVICC as process protects and well. enhances the ALR “I just think it’s too and ALC in support early in the process, of mutual objectives. we’re essentially tryThis, to protect the ing to tell them how District’s supply of to run their consultaagricultural land and tion and I think it will promote agricultural reduce effectiveness viability as well as of what were asking. see that the province I don’t disagree with reconfirm the 2013 the motion, I disagree budget commitment Alicia Cormier with the strategy. We to provide the ALC an need to be strategic of additional $4 million over three years to support the how we bring this forward to the ALC in providing better over- province,” said Jensen. Coun. Ryan Windsor moved sight over the ALR. That also includes working with local gov- an amendment that was carried ernments to encourage farming. that will see the document sent “I’m not going to be support- to the AVICC regardless. Cormier’s amended motion ing this motion for a number of reasons,” said Coun. Carl Jensen was carried with Councillor Jensen in opposition. during the meeting. reporter@peninsula “My question is, why wouldn’t we look at putting this motion

Winners in Sidney sailpast SIDNEY — It was a win win win for this year’s Lighted Boat Parade which was enjoyed by hundreds of people who lined the Sidney waterfront on Nov. 30. “The business community was supportive ensuring everyone was a winner by supplying an array of gifts and vouchers that were given out at the awards night at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club following the parade,” explained Warren Franklin, one of the co-chairs of the event. “We originally had 26 boats plus five Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue vessels set to go. However, as always, some boaters had to drop out because of the flu, lighting problems or in the case of the sea ambulance emergency vessel Ashley, skippered by John Manning, had to leave the parade to respond to an emergency call on one of the islands.” Franklin said winning skippers received a Sidney Rotary Club Award trophy for their efforts to create outstanding visual themes and effects for their boats and all boats received a Rotary participation plaque. “A big thank you to the 32 businesses and groups who ensured every skipper in the parade received an award,” said Franklin, adding that another special thanks goes out to all the members of the Lighted Boat Parade Sailpast Committee and the Sidney Celebrations Society who helped to sponsor the event. reporter@peninsula

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One of the entries in the 2013 Lighted Boat Parade on Nov. 30 combined two forms of transportation.

Lighted Boat Parade winners:

Best Overall – Pegasus, Don Cragmyle from Van Isla Marina First Time Entry — Miss Penny, Dan Weeds from the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Best Under Eight Metres — Dawna 2, Len Burton from Westport Marina Best Commercial — I did it again, Ken Hanson from Tsehum Harbour Best Sail — Double Happiness, Dave Bennett 2nd Sail — Magic Moment, Jim Dryden from Royal Victoria Yacht Club 3rd Sail — Elixer, Ken Evans from Westport Marina Best Power — Lime Light, Richard Dawe from Goldstream 2nd Power — Bethel Star, Cam Thorkelson from the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club 3rd Power — Crazy Horse, Drew Westwood from Capital City Yacht Club.

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single toy can go a long way in making a child in need’s Christmas season just a little brighter. For that child, the toy might be the only gift he or she receives this year. For the family, having a little something to give to their children when money is tight can relieve some of the pressure they face at this time of year. That’s why the volunteers behind the Saanich Peninsula Secret Santas are collecting, wrapping and distributing toys to families in need once again this year. And they need your help. The amount of donated toys is down so far this year and they are Organizations planning a big day of activities to help ... rely on the bring in more toys. generosity of On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Toys for Tots will regular people hold breakfast and dinner events at the Mary Winspear Centre. For the price of a donated toy for a child of any age, folk will be treated to a drive-through breakfast in the morning and appies and drinks in the evening at a business mixer (see page 1 for the story and more information). Volunteers hope to be wrapping presents by the end of next week. Organizations like the Secret Santas, Sidney Lions Food Bank and other volunteer groups that help people in need, rely on the generosity of regular people — folks who are in a position to give a little throughout the year. Without this selfless giving, some people face a bleak holiday season. While the focus of the help takes place this month, any little bit is sure to make a difference and the hope is that people are willing to donate at various times of the year, as the need doesn’t end on Christmas day. If you can help, please do so through the many venues, programs and charities active on the Saanich Peninsula. After all, it is the season of giving. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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


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Housing survey does disservice A North Saanich Housing Survey was completed by CTQ Consultants of Kelowna earlier this year. The North Saanich council majority endorses the survey results even though several key survey questions were biased, thus contaminating the conclusions.    But it cost the municipality a lot of money and the majority on council accept it as the community’s main voice.  I maintain that it is not. A parallel housing survey was done at no cost to the taxpayer by the non-partisan North Saanich Residents Association. Its very different conclusion was that most North Saanich residents reject random, piecemeal and preferential development.  It finds that residents want a planned, well-reasoned and gradual approach to moderate housing stock growth. Development could then fit in with the rural, agricultural and marine character of our community.  Council does a disservice when it endorses a very questionable survey while dismissing widely-held alternative visions. Jack Thornburgh  North Saanich

B.C. Hydro rate hike is simply robbery So B.C. Hydro is increasing rates 25 per cent or more over five years. When was the last time you

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received a wage increase of that amount? They point to upgrades as justification of this rate hike. Like smart meters? This is robbery. They also want us to conserve. If power conservation is anything like the local watershed, they will turn around and charge you more because they are not generating the revenue they need due to less use, so it’s a no win. We changed our light bulbs, installed thermo-pane windows and energy efficient doors, switched to a natural gas high-efficiency furnace, use LED lights at Christmas, bought high-efficiency appliances and barbecue, run the dishwasher, washer and dryer during off-hours (thanks to built-in timers), enjoy using candles but not 24/7 — what else is a person to do? I’m so fed up with the cost of everything else increasing but wages, unless you are a CEO or in management. Teresa McFadyen Central Saanich

Be heard on Beacon Re: Climate conundrum, PNR Friday, Nov. 15. I would agree with the writer that there are two different schools of thought regarding climate change: that of the scientific community and that of people’s perceptions which, unfortunately, includes some of our politicians. However, it seems the writer

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is confused with what science is reporting and the misinformation of those who deny there is an anthropogenic factor to climate change and that the Earth’s climate is changing because of high levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. To state that there has been no global warming for 15 years is factually incorrect. Many different (scientific) reports show, overall, 2005 was hotter than 1998 and the hottest 12-month period ever recorded was from June 2009 to May 2010. This from just one report: the 2009 State of the Climate report of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, brings together many different series of data. The conclusion? All of these independent lines of evidence tell us unequivocally the Earth is warming. Perhaps, the writer should be paying more attention to peer reviewed evidence as presented by the serious climate scientists for a better understanding of climate change. And, hopefully, with President Obama’s support, the U.S. government will take action to reduce their carbon footprint and therefore force Canada to do likewise. T.V. Gogol North Saanich ••• Let your voice be heard. Send your thoughts to editor@

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Town plan follows in the footsteps of past leaders Continued from page 1

Balanced Healthy Community Sidney’s strategic plan outlines three goals to achieve a balanced, healthy community. Those are: supporting local groups engaged in community and economic development; fostering a more balanced demographic, and; seeking economic development. Making all of that happen comes down to establishing policies, promoting events, seeking partnerships and recognizing people’s good work.

Quality Community Spaces There are four goals in this category, ranging from compact development and landscaping to pedestrian-friendly connections and park planning. Setting policy and creating links within the community are ways they hope to get there.

Sustainable Infrastructure Council states it must be proactive in maintaining its infrastructure, as all municipalities in B.C. and beyond face challenges in aging pipes, sewers and roads — with fewer and fewer higher-level government resources to fund their replacement. Over the next two years, expect to see plenty of long-term plans being formulated in this area.

Organizational Excellence Simply put, this is how Sidney hopes to be the best municipality it can in how it delivers service to its residents.

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The pier on Beacon Avenue features prominently in the Town of Sidney’s 2014-2015 strategic plan. The municipality has upgraded it for additional longevity and is watching for grant money to ensure it remains part of the downtown landscape into the future. Doing so will range from watching their budget carefully and seeking opportunities for community engagement, to upgrading how people can interact with their local government. The devil’s always in the details, and more strategic plan information can be read on the Town’s website ( under news and notices. Chief Administrative Officer Randy Humble said the next step will be for staff to review those

objectives and incorporate them into their regular work plans, making sure the effort lines up with council’s direction.

Strategy extends beyond next election day Sidney’s strategic plan is a longterm planning document but it does have a two-year time limit. That takes the plan beyond next November’s municipal election date and this council’s mandate.

More unions back ‘growth sharing’ pay Province reaches three tentative deals with unions Tom Fletcher Black Press

More unions have recommended acceptance of the B.C. government’s offer of five-year agreements with extra wage increases tied to economic growth. Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced three tentative deals Tuesday, with B.C. Government Employees’ Union and other unions representing 51,000 people in community social services. Combined with members of the Health Sciences Association, whose negotiators endorsed a five-year deal last week, a quarter of B.C. public sector employees are being asked by their unions to vote yes. The agreements include guaranteed wage increases of about 5.5 per cent over five years, plus extra money in years where the

“I think they do signal a strong working relationship.” – Mike de Jong B.C. economy grows beyond independent forecasts. The latest deal covers direct government employees, home support workers, alcohol and drug counsellors, adult day centres, child development centres and mental health group homes. De Jong said the “growth sharing” concept is a first for B.C., and five years is unusually long for provincial government deals. Another first is to have substantial settlements four months before the existing contracts expire. “I think they do signal a strong working relationship and one that is evolving in very positive ways,” de Jong said.

BCGEU, which represents some of the community health workers, said the latest agreement also includes wage adjustments for some job categories. Other improvements include mileage and meal allowances equal to its public service agreement and removal of a pre-existing condition restriction for long-term disability. The growth sharing formula is based on the finance ministry’s economic forecast council, private sector experts who estimate growth in January as the provincial budget is being prepared. If actual growth exceeds projected growth, it means $200 million more for the provincial treasury, which would be shared 50-50 with unionized employees for that year. De Jong said if the formula had been in place for the last 12 years, there would have been extra money in six of them.

Mayor Larry Cross has been clear during his time on council that he wants to maintain the direction taken by former administrations in helping make the community better — and he said he hopes this council is also planning for the future of their town. Issues such as the replacement or upgrading of Beacon Avenue wharf are listed multiple times in the strategic plan and Cross said he realizes such items may take a lot longer to solve than one coun-

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Privacy advocate calls for more safety disclosure VICTORIA — B.C. government agencies shouldn’t wait for an urgent threat to health and safety before informing the public about conditions that affect them, Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says. Denham issued a report Monday reviewing five cases where government disclosure was questioned. In only one of those cases, the 2010 collapse of a private irrigation dam in the Oliver area, did she find the province didn’t meet its obligation to warn the public. While government agencies met their obligation in the other cases, Denham noted that in since B.C.’s freedom of information law came into effect in 1993, the only proactive warnings issued to the public have been from police regarding the release of dangerous offenders. “Over 20 years, we have never seen any reports around public infrastructure, animal health, about water quality,” Denham said, noting Ontario provides such reports to the public. The other cases reviewed by Denham involved a 2008 study of formaldehyde in the air in Prince George, a 2010 study of Lyme disease cases, well water tests by the Cowichan Valley Regional District at Cobble Hill, and mould contamination in a student residence at Simon Fraser University. Denham’s report is available at — Black Press

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A grant from Tire Stewardship B.C. (TSBC) helped Panorama Recreation Centre improve their arena concourse earlier this year. Every year, TSBC gives out grants to not-forprofit organizations within the province including municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools and First Nations and Métis communities. This year Panorama Recreation Centre was the recipient of a grant from TSBC to the tune of $28,000 which was bolstered by money from the recreation centre’s equipment replacement fund for a total of $75,000. The money was used to purchase and install new flooring for the concourse between arenas A and B. “Our project began at the end of June and was completed at the start of the ice install for arena A,” said Ron Rieberger, the manager of facilities and operations at Panorama, adding that safety was a primary reason for the upgrade. “Corners were failing and lifting in many areas which was creating tripping hazards for people using the facility. “It has been a great experience working with TSBC and our staff to complete this project.” he said. The new flooring is made in B.C. from scrap tires collected around the province by TSBC. “It’s very special to be a part of program like this because it’s not very common to see a deposit program like the one on tires actually giving back to the communities and people who pay into it,” said Mike Hennessy from TSBC, during a ceremony on Dec. 3. “This type of project is meant to enhance the community experience for all residents and by securing the use of B.C. recycled rubber in these projects we’re providing employment and economic benefits right here at home.” The key qualifiers for the grant were that the project site must be fully accessible by all members of the public and that the grant recipients match the TSBC’s contribution of up to $30,000, which Panorama did. More and more community facilities are using recycled rubber products because they are safe, wheelchair friendly, low maintenance and good for all weather use, added Hennessy. Other eligible projects have included playgrounds, all weather sports fields and running tracks. For more information on TSBC visit




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The Paquettes eventually bought up the whole property, encompassing nearly the entire block at the east end of Beacon Avenue. Their plans were to develop the site around the hotel. They eventually decided to build condominiums, but Denis says it turned out their timing was completely wrong. “There was no value there and construction costs were going to be too high.” They gave the idea a pause for a few years but brought it back in the mid-1990s. By ‘98, they were complete —and that’s when the troubles really began. “Almost immediately , the condos were leaking,” Denis recalls, adding some of the contractors would not take responsibility for the issue and there was little insurance available to draw on. So, Denis says the family decided it had to make good for their new condo customers. “We felt that, at the end of the day, the legal fees would exceed the cost of fixing the building,” he explains, adding the family spent the subsequent years with the people who bought the condos. “I told them, if anything goes wrong, we’d fix it, and then the floodgates opened up.” Denis says his family lived up to its word and spent a lot of money to repair the condos. “It cost us everything we had earned in the previous three to five years,” he says. “But we did the job.” The family’s plan to be debt-free, Denis says, were on hold as they set out to build up their business once again. Those long-term plans included developing the other side of the property into commercial units. Those would eventually become the Cannery Building, home to various local shops and a new restaurant and pub run by separate owners. Today’s focus for the family, says Denis, is back on the suite hotel — a return to plans some 30 years in the making and spanning nearly two generations of the Paquette family. There’s potentially more to come, says Denis, His own son, Houston, is working in the hospital-


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Stingers ready for a competitive hoops season High school basketball preview: Stelly’s senior boys hoops team athletic, quick and keen Steven Heywood News staff

A pair of games early in the high school basketball season has given Stelly’s coach Kal Russell a snapshot of how his senior boys team is shaping up. “We are going to be OK,” he said at a practice this week. “We will be competitive among the triple-A teams in our tier.” With only nine play-

ers on the bench, Russell said his squad is athletic, quick and keen. “The boys play hard,” explained the coach who has been with the crew since they were in Grade 9. “But we need to build on our confidence attacking the basket and scoring.” Russell is the principal over at North Saanich Middle School and has been coaching at Stelly’s since his son

began playing at the junior level. Overall, he has coached at various levels for the last 23 years. He said the Stelly’s team is a mix of seniors and Grade 11 players — including a Grade 10 call-up and a German exchange student. That veteran starting five, said the coach, will carry a majority of the load for the Stingers this season. “We rely on balanced Steven Heywood/News staff

Stelly’s senior boys basketball player Kade Russell makes a pass during drills this week. scoring so far,” he said. “We could probably have four or five guys score a lot of points per game but everybody will contribute.” David Heywood is the teams point guard

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“It’ll come from different places, from different players in different games.” In early season play, Stelly’s defeated Qualicum Beach from upIsland and lost to Lambrick Park — the topranked AA team on the Island. Based on that play so far, Russell said it’s going to be a fun year for the Stingers. Stelly’s participates in the Parkland senior boys basketball tournament this weekend (Dec. 6 and 7) and plans to head to Port Alberni and Gulf Islands Secondary later in the year. • • • • Up next, the PNR previews the Parkland senior girls team.

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A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at the home she loved on the waterfront in Sidney; 10317 Resthaven Dr. at 1pm, December 8th, 2013. Light refreshments will be served.


CHRISTMAS TREES 2’ to 30’ * 15 varieties Wreaths * Greens * Swags * Holly * Cones Direct from Grower Free Hot Apple Cider Tons of Fun! Available Nov. 29 to Dec. 24 SAANICHTON CHRISTMAS TREE FARM U Cut 9am-4pm & Pre-Cut 9am-9pm 8231 East Saanich Rd 250 652-3345 WOODSTOCK EVERGREENS Pre-cut only 6999 W. Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay 10 am to 9 pm 250 652-3228 NEW LOCATION off Sooke Lake Rd - turn off Malahat at South Shawnigan Lake Rd and follow signs. U-cut 9am-5pm

CRAFT FAIRS JESKEN AERIE Assisted Living Residence CRAFT/BAKE SALE Sat, December 7th, 11am-2pm 817 Goldstream Ave. All baked goods and crafts are made in house.

LEGALS WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Notice is hereby given that Kustom Towing, (2009) Ltd, 3297 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K9 will be selling: 20012 KIA RIO KNADC163926075728 Owner R. Orr 1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 1G2JB1245V7560717 Owner B. Calibaba Will be sold on Dec 20, 2013. At 647B Dupplin Rd, Victoria, BC between 10am-2pm.


Expanding Sidney business requires a F/T Receptionist. Looking for individuals with excellent people skills, computer proficiency in MS applications and good numbers skills. Send detailed resume to Box #654 c/o bcclassiďŹ ed, 818 Broughton St, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ESTABLISHED SHOE repair business looking to share retail space in Sidney, preferably with a tailor or seamstress. Call Luis at 250.655.4121 for details.

SIDNEY ALL CARE RESIDENCE IS HIRING! Come and join a growing company in beautiful Sidney by the Sea. We are currently hiring for the following positions: • Registered Nurses • Registered Care Aids • Housekeeping • Cooks Please apply online at

CANADIAN CANCER Society needs organizing team members from January to June in a number of weekly roles to assist the Relay for Life run. The Daffodil Committee is also seeking volunteers. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269. STORY STUDIO Writing Society needs volunteers during 5-day writing camps to assist facilitators or to work with kids under 12 in creating stories. Camps take place December 16 to 20 and during Spring Break from March 10 to 14. Older teens are welcome as mentors. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.


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Part Time Paginator Black Press Community Newspapers requires a Part Time Paginator in our Victoria ofďŹ ce. This is an entry-level position and while this is not a design position, some ad building will be required. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of InDesign, as well as a basic knowledge of PhotoShop and Adobe Acrobat. Other skills required include a good working knowledge of either Mac or PC platform and a willingness to learn the other, the ability to be focused and to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and to think independently and be a good problem solver. Additionally, the ability to learn several industry speciďŹ c software packages is a must. Candidates must be willing to work day shifts Monday to Wednesday, totaling approximately 20 hours a week. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. To apply, please send your resume to: Loralee Smyth, Operations Manager 818 Broughton Street, Victoria BC V8W 1E4 Or email: with Paginator in the subject line. Deadline for applications is December 6, 2013. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




COMING EVENTS ADVENT Song, Word, and Image This is a unique Advent concert experience: Journey in song, word, and image through the dark days of Advent to the Light of Christmas morning. 7pm Dec 10th at Saint Elizabeth Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC. (Entrance by donation) UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS Food Fair & hot lunch, + sale of homemade perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht, Christmas breads, pastries, preserves and kobassa. Wheelchair access. Free admission. Sat, Dec. 7th, 11am-2pm. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Hall, 1110 Caledonia Ave. 250-384-2255.

BC SCHIZOPHRENIA Society would like a short-term donation solicitor to ask local business for donations to a silent fundraising auction, and keep a record of progress. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-3862269.

Kripalu full body massage. Release your stress now. Over 13 years experience. Gift Certificates. Women only. Holiday special. Professional. 250-514 -6223,

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FREE TV. Sony, about 11 yrs old, 50”, works well; not flat screen. (250)478-8921.

NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231.

ROYAL OAK- grd level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, close to all amens, NS/NP. $950 heat & H/W incld. 250-704-6613.

FRIENDLY FRANK DVD: 12 Poirot Mysteries, English with Chinese subtitles, $15. Call (250)477-1819


ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER, Panasonic, like new, $40. Call (250)652-3606. IKEA JUNIOR bed, never used, no mattress, $50. Dresser, $49. (250)655-0836. LARGE HANGING, small lief plant, porcelain container, $20. Call (250)595-5734.

HOME CARE SUPPORT 25 YEARS Experienced RCA offering Home Care and Companionship. Bonded, all Certificates. Call (250)216-6910.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Home Movies to DVD. Also, Portraiture, Baby, Family + Maternity. 250-475-3332.


MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BICYCLES Adult Electric Assist Forward/Reverse, Key Cargo Baskets. Paid asking $750. 250-508-


ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES 2011 PEGASUS 4W Scooter. Excellent condition. $1900. Ask for Warren, 250-2084392.

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. 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.... New price$484,000. (250)656-6136.

HOMES FOR RENT 4-BDRM HOUSE, near Commonwealth Pool. N/S, N/P. $1900 + utils. (250)920-6282 SIDNEY: RANCHER, 3 bdrm+ den, 2.5 bath. $1500+ util’s. Avail. now. (250)813-0314.




STANDARD POODLES- Big, beautiful, healthy puppies. Smart, calm, hypo-allergenic. Vet checked, vaccinations, house trained. Males, females, Blacks, Apricots, Reds. Delivery available. $1000, 250-5450158.

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APARTMENTS FURNISHED LANDS End: large sunny water view, priv entry, parking, NS, $850. Snow birds, refs. 250655-4175, SIDNEY- LOFT in character home, priv entrance, large bed sitting room, walk to all amentities. $695 inclds all utils. NS/NP. Call (250)656-9194.

Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

ANTIQUE WALNUT cedar chest, $250. 7 Hummel figurines. (250)654-0056 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.


SIDNEY 9805 2nd St- lrg south facing 1 bdrm apt. Ocean view, lrg full length balcony, in-suite laundry, guest suites, underground parking pet free, secure concrete building w/monitored entrance. No rental restriction, low condo fees. (778)426-0007. Excellent investment opportunity!


SIDNEY- 1 bdrm, priv entrance, laundry, parking, cat ok. $800. (250)812-4154.

WATERFRONT. NORTH Saanich. Large 2-bdrm, 2 bath. $1800./mo + 1/2 utils. Possibly small boat moorage +. NP/NS. (250)656-5999.


TRUCKS & VANS 2011 FORD RANGER Sport. 4WD, 6 cyl. 25,000 km. $20,000. (778)351-0852.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402


1966 CHEVY Pick up, 1/2 ton short box, burgundy. 3 in the tree, 6 cylinder. Good condition, runs great, comes with second set of winter tires and rims. Second owner for last 45 years, in Victoria. $6,000 obo. Call: 250-479-0441 or email:



$$$ TOP CA$H PAID $$$. For ALL unwanted Vehicles, any condition. Call (250)885-1427.


1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Hankook tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, sub woofer, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $3000. Chris, 250-595-0370 lv mess.

BOATS 14’ FIBERGLASS boat with 50 HP Suzuki, 4 stroke, used only for 13 hours. $6,000 obo. Call (250)652-1725. 1993 BAYLINER 2452, in premier condition. 2 sounders & GPS, head, galley, canopy, 9.9 hp 4 stroke Yamaha on hydraulics, downriggers, dinghy in 27’ newer Van Isle Marina boathouse near the ramp. $18,000. obo. 250-656-6136.

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SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL SAANICH- 1 bdrm newer ground level suite, private patio, quiet neighborhood, close to bus, in-suite laundry, $850/mth, all inclusive, NS/NP. 250-544-1411. MARIGOLDthe coziest 1 bdrm, W/S, shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850. 250-727-6217.

1998 TRAVELAIRE 5th wheel. Excellent condition for further info call 250-652-9660 or view at 2537 Mt Newton X Rds.

SIDNEY WATERFRONT home, 1 bdrm, fully furnished, all utils incld, F/S, W/D, small dog ok, N/S. $1100/mo. Refs. Call 250-665-6367.



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ELECTRICAL (250)217-3090.ELECTRICIAN 30 yrs exp. New homes and Renos. Knob & tube replacement. Service calls. Senior’s Disc. Free est. Lic.#3003. 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. 250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677. PREPARE YOUR Lawn & garden for fall & winter. Glenwood Gardenworks. 250-474-4373.

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

BIG BEAR Handyman. Painting, household repairs. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071.

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.


CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

GARDENING 10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Raking, Pruning, Hauling, Mowing. (250)479-6495.

CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Repair, Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Competitive Estimates.

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.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.


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HOME IMPROVEMENTS 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new contracts; landscape and carpentry. BBB/Insured. Res /Comm. JACK NASH, serving Victoria since 1980. We do it all! Free estimates WCB. 250-881-3886

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. D O N E R I G H T M OV I N G . C A $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.


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Making the magic of The Nutcracker North Saanich resident Aleah Rodrigues one of 60 young dancers on stage at the Royal Theatre VICTORIA — Amongst the faces in the audience in the Goh Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre last year, was one delighted 12-year-old who bought herself a ticket and took in the cultural experience on her own. This year Aleah Rodrigues will return to the theatre for the Christmas classic, but in a more demanding role. Rodrigues is one of the 60 young dancers gracing the stage with the professionals of the Alberta Ballet. “It’s really cool to work with a professional ballet dancer,” said Rodrigues, a North Saanich resident and student of Pacific Dance Centre. “You don’t usually get to perform with professional ballet dancers everyday. When they do come, it’s a really magical experience.” When the aspiring choreographer pulls on her palace page pink tail coat and wig this week, she’ll also be sporting more confidence in her abilities thanks to about nine hours of dance instruction weekly. Wendy Vernon, director of the Pacific Dance Centre junior school has shaped

Darren Makoivichuk photo

Alberta Ballet and 60 young dancers from across the South Island present the Christmas classic with the Victoria Symphony from Dec. 6 to 8 at the Royal Theatre. much of that development. Every Sunday since September, Vernon, also repetiteur for The Nutcracker, has wrangled the sheer energy of 60 young dancers from

across the Southern Vancouver Island inside Dance Victoria’s Quadra Street studio. It’s not exactly a breezy task. “There’s a broad spec-

trum of ages and abilities. That can present problems. Some can learn it in one rehearsal and others will learn it in 10. Keeping all of those kids excited and moti-

vated and striving presents a certain kind of challenge, but they’re wonderful kids. They all come very keen and interested.” For many of the eight to

14-year-old kids involved, the production is a once in a lifetime opportunity to move up to the major leagues on the Royal stage. For the parents, and firsttime ballet audience members, it’s also an easy introduction to the art of ballet. “It’s not deep, but it’s not lacking in thoughtfulness,” Vernon said. “It’s designed to be accessible for all ages and anybody who’s not necessarily coming to the performance as an aficionado, or anything. For a lot of the fathers, they’re going to come bringing their kids reluctantly, then walk away saying ‘that was really nice.’ ... And let’s not forget the music. If you don’t want to watch, close your eyes. It’s a magical score with beautiful music and worth listening to all on its own.” The young dancers join the cast from Alberta Ballet, set to the sound of the Victoria Symphony, from Dec. 6 to 8. Children are invited to play dress up with costumes from The Nutcracker at a Sugar Plum Party in the Royal Theatre lobby prior to every performance. Tickets, from $29, at — Monday Magazine

Ottawa vows world-class oil safety Tom Fletcher Black Press

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver assured a Vancouver business audience Wednesday that the federal government is committed to “world class” oil spill prevention and response on the B.C. coast. In a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Oliver stopped short of specifically endorsing the 45 recommendations in a new survey of marine and land oil transport safety, but repeated a vow from last summer to make “polluter pays” the law for pipelines in Canada. “There has never been a serious tanker accident on the West Coast,” Oliver said. “Nevertheless, we are committed to building a world-class system to prevent marine accidents. In the unlikely event there is an accident, we need to respond rapidly and comprehensively and make sure the polluter pays, not the taxpayer.” On Tuesday, Oliver and Transport Minis-

Transport Canada

A partially loaded crude oil tanker is guided out of Burrard Inlet from Burnaby’s Westridge Terminal. ter Lisa Raitt released a report by a tanker safety expert panel chaired by Gordon Houston, former president of Port Metro Vancouver and Prince Rupert harbourmaster. The panel’s report calls for adequate funding to the Canadian Coast Guard to make it the lead agency in any oil spill response at sea. Potential polluters and their delegated spill response agencies should be prepared for a “worst case” incident like the Exxon Valdez grounding in Alaska in 1989, the report says. B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak said it remains to be seen if Ottawa will take the necessary steps to meet the province’s

conditions for approving new heavy oil pipelines. A federal review panel is due to issue recommendations by the end of December on whether the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal for a double pipeline from northern Alberta to Kitimat should be allowed to proceed. The federal report looks only at current traffic, including crude and other petroleum products. It identifies the south end of Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast, including Vancouver harbour, as being at “very high risk due to the large volumes of vessel traffic and bulk oil movements that occur within close proximity

of environmentally sensitive areas.” That is the region where Alaska crude oil tankers enter the Strait of Juan de Fuca to reach Washington state refineries, and the oil tanker exclusion zone ends. Between 30 and 60 tankers a year filled with crude oil or diluted bitumen also sail out from the Kinder Morgan Canada oil terminal at Burnaby through the same waters. Traffic from Burnaby would increase to about one tanker per day if Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinning of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta proceeds. Currently 30 to 60 tankers a year load at the Westridge Terminal in Burnaby. The tanker exclusion zone, a voluntary agreement between Canada and the U.S., extends 200 nautical miles west from the northern tip of Haida Gwaii to southern Vancouver Island. The federal report rates oil spill risk as “medium” on the northern and southern ends of the exclusion zone, and low in the central portion.

Make a Big Difference for Many Families at Christmas. Every year, the Peninsula News Review raises funds to purchase gifts for less fortunate kids in our community. This year, we are asking for your donations to support the local SECRET SANTA TOYS FOR TOTS. We are asking for your help in this important initiative. Please consider giving this year by dropping off your donation at the Peninsula News Review office or at the following businesses: Brentwood Pharmasave - 7181 West Saanich Road Sidney Pet Centre - #4 - 9769 Fifth St., Sidney Christine Laurent Jewellers - 2432 Beacon Ave., Sidney Hypersport Activewear - 2443 Beacon Ave. Sidney TD Canada Trust - 2406 Beacon Ave., Sidney #6 - 9843 Second Street, Sidney, BC V8L 3C7


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He Said, She Said We asked Gayle and Ken Paterson


SHE SAID: We don’t have a garden or a big yard to look after. We’re a seven-minute drive to Esquimalt and a 20-minute walk to downtown. HE SAID: Big-ticket repairs can be erratic with a house. In a condo it’s more consistent, you just pay monthly for maintenance.

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BUYING TIP | Ask to see strata documents, including the building’s depreciation report

Condo living a pleasure for newcomers After looking at smaller houses, downsizing couple chooses Songhees condo Scan the condominium listings for Greater Victoria and you’ll find a vast range of properties, from a $30,000 independent living unit near Cook Street Village to a $4.4-million penthouse in downtown Victoria. Most buyers slot in closer to the $200,000 to $350,000 range. But the scope of properties available, from basic accommodation to luxury suites, illustrates a wealth of choice. Ken and Gayle Paterson weren’t shopping for a condo when they began looking for a place to retire and be closer to their grandchildren in Victoria. With a goal of finding a bungalow with a yard, relatively close to Cook Street, for under $1 million, they checked out a number of houses in Oak Bay and Victoria. Then they stumbled across an 1,800-sq. ft., two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Victoria’s Songhees neighbourhood. The stunning third-floor views grabbed Gayle instantly. “This bay is priceless,” she said, looking at Victoria Harbour through their living room window. “And we love how close it is to everything.” The active couple frequently walk the Westsong Walkway

and plan to launch their kayaks nearby on good days. They bought in 2012 and moved to Victoria a few months ago, after selling their five-bedroom, 6,000-sq. ft. home in Maple Ridge. It meant downsizing in the extreme. “There’s a lot of ways to get rid of things and we know them all,” Ken said. The Patersons fall into one of a number of categories of condo buyers in Greater Victoria. Others can include first-timers breaking into the real estate market; people investing in rental property, either as a revenue source or a home for university-bound children; and sometimes those whose family dynamic has changed. While prices are down in some areas and up slightly in others, condo prices remain generally stable across the region, meaning people in literally any situation can be accommodated, said Carol Crabb, past-president of the Victoria Real Estate Board. “It’s actually pretty balanced across the board, both for condos and for houses,” she said, describing the state of the market for buyers and sellers. The Patersons knew their unit, in a 20-year-old building, needed some upgrades. They plan to do deeper renos, but before buying, they could tell it was a well-maintained building, Ken said. They also knew enough to check the minutes of the building’s strata council to determine how well-prepared residents were for future repairs and

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Gayle and Ken Paterson relax in their third-floor condo living room in the Songhees neighbourhood. They moved from Maple Ridge this year after buying their unit in 2012. maintenance. “It’s important to go through those couple of years of minutes and look at their financials,” Ken said. “I could see that the money is in the bank, and that impressed me.” While new condo developments continue to spring up around Greater Victoria, Crabb said sales are consistent.

“Strangely enough, everything does get absorbed.” While selling out a new development in advance is rare today, Crabb pointed out one exception to the rule. The Janion heritage building, with micro-loft suites as small as 250-sq. ft., nearly sold out after the first day. – Don Descoteau

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Saturday 12:30 - 2 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 478-9600

606 Speed Ave, $215,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Scott Munro, 250 477-5353

1278 Bay St, $339,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty VI Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

210-1745 Leighton Rd, $239,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

206-1010 View St, $325,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124

112-545 Manchester, $214,900

Saturday 1-3 Brown Bros Agencies Robyn Hamilton, 250-385-8780

304-55 Songhees, $679,900

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

4-1160 Burdett, $499,000 Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. 250-383-7100

Midtown Park

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 RE/MAX Alliance Ron Neal, 250-386-8181

3-106 Aldersmith Pl, $412,000

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

Saturday 1:30-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

602-1015 Pandora, $379,900

25-4318 Emily Carr Dr, $625,000


Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

1028 Tillicum Rd, $424,900 Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty VI Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

199 Olive St, $839,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

203-3252 Glasgow, $195,900

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Saturday 1-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

736 Porter Rd, $469,000

4-1231 McKenzie St, $529,000

Sunday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900


2915 Glasgow St, $599,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

101-1196 Clovelly Terr, $389,000

Saturday 1-2:30 Fair Realty Ltd. Sean Thomas, 250 896-5478

23-1344 Beach Dr, $224,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

110-1505 Church Ave, $199,900

111-1505 Church Ave, $219,000

303-3263 Alder St, $249,000


Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Saturday 3-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

510-165 Kimta Rd, $389,999

1575 Jasper Pl, $599,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

404-520 Foster St, $199,900!

629 Toronto St, $499,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

202-1680 Poplar Ave, $219,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman, 250 592-4422

2019 Casa Marcia, $624,900

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

11-1063 Valewood Trail, $595,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

978 Tattersall Dr, $409,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

3760 Doncaster, $545,000 Saturday 2:30 - 4 Re/Max Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250 478-9600

1181 Union Rd, $465,000 Saturday 1-3 JONESco. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838


SAANICH PENINSULA 8880 Park Pacific Terr, $1,248,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

17-2115 Amelia Ave, $349,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

10239 Cleveland Rd, $559,000

Saturday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

115-7701 Central Saanich Rd

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden, 250-812-7710

9776 Fourth St.

56-7583 Central Saanich, $109,900 Sunday 3-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

Friday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

591 Melba Pl, $499,500

3963 Juan De Fuca, $1,189,900

982 Mckenzie Ave, $299,900

10500 McDonald Park, 3795 Burnside Pl, $549,900 $585,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662


Holmes Realty Ltd. is pleased to announce that Winnie Wu has joined our team! Before moving to Sidney in 2003, Winnie lived in Beijing China and worked as a computer software engineer for ten year as well as a newspaper advertising manager for four years. Her people oriented, detail-attentive skills have been long polished during these years of professional activities. Winnie is passionate about real estate and aims to meet her clients needs every step of the way. She believes that as a Realtor, one must go beyond simply helping clients buy and sell houses; Winnie sees herself as someone who provides her clients with up-to-date information on local, regional and even international real estate markets.

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

7161 West Saanich Rd, $276,900

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

2309 Muriel Pl, $437,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

8846 Carmanah Terr, $648,000 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden, 250-812-7710

9820 Seaport Pl, $499,500+

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

101-2329 Bradford Ave, $459,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

Tuesday-Saturday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250-516-1202

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

110-10461 Resthaven, $178,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess, 250 384-8124

WEST SHORE 1131 Donna Ave, $429,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas, 250-479-3333

26-2771 Spencer Rd, $249,900

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-999-3683

3941 Circle Dr.

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

593 Latoria Rd, $294,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

3008 Dornier Rd.

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

304-2732 Matson Rd, $229,900

Wednesday-Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600

3467 Happy Valley Rd.

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

991 Rattanwood Pl, $495,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Karn Dodd, 250-479-3333

3379 Vision Way, $339,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

SOOKE 2471 Driftwood Dr, $369,900

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

8592 Deception Pl. MLS# 330456


When you are looking for someone who can provide the highest standard of real estate services, time, attention and expertiese, don’t hessitate to contact Winnie. 我的宗旨就是保证我的客户们从我和我的地产公司享受到最佳质量的售前和 售后服务,以期让您和您的家人在维多利亚找到您们的梦中家园。同样万分 热诚地欢迎与其它地产经纪们结成合作伙伴。

HOLMES REALTY LTD 2481 Beacon Ave. Sidney, BC V8L1X9 250-656-0911 or Toll Free 1-877-656-0911

Winnie Wu

Executive 3 Bedroom + Den Home In Dean Park. Ideal For The Busy family Who Enjoy Good Quality And A Relaxing Home. Low Maintenance Yard Features A Private deck Area, and a large double car garage. This California Style Home Features A grand entrance which steps down in to the Living room...A Gourmet Kitchen With Tile Floors, and stainless steel appliances, French Doors, And A Large Eating Area. The Separate Dining Area Is Ideal For family Dinners. Master On Its Own Level, Has Walk In Closet & Lg Ensuite. High ceilings and lots of windows bring in a lot of natural light...A Large Heated Crawl Space Is Great For Storage. On a Cul-De-Sac, lots of trees provide great privacy.

#210-2050 White Birch MLS#319136 IAN HEATH MARILYN BALL JONESCO Real Estate Inc.

Have Your Oceanfront You Have Arrived and Swim There Too! - Elegant & Stately .72 acre

$134,500 250-655-7653

I Can Sea for Miles

- Ultimate Freehold Luxury Condo - SW corner unit has with 3 - Rare south facing Oceanfront Oceanfront Home. balconies - Full sun & Sensational sunsets! - Features Control 4 lighting - Folding wall system opens for which automates lighting with - Panoramic Ocean views music, shades, locks, climate - Steel & concrete building is an indoor-outdoor feel second to none - Easy access to the beach & Your control, and video. - Voluminous Rooms & Custom - Enjoy the full facilities of a own mooring buoy. Kitchen 5-star hotel - Quality finishes




A Honey of a Deal

- Custom 3006sqft home - Set on a very useable 1 acre - Light filled spacious living spaces - Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen - In law or nanny accommodation


940 sqft 1bed 1bath in 45+ adult complex. Enjoy the enclosed balcony off the bedroom & living room YEAR-ROUND. Very affordable, immaculate, & updated with new flooring, paint & bathroom improvements. Parking & RV space if required. The complex offers a games room, workshop, & a bright laundry area. DOWNSIZING? This well-kept building is owner-occupied, providing a dedicated long-term community. Tucked away beside Marina Park marina, convenient to Swartz Bay ferry terminal, airport, and several parks and trails, makes it a prime location for active adults! Located just minutes from Sidney’s downtown core, where you will find a variety of shops & the amenities you require.

Kent Roden RealEstate Consultant

I never forget that you have a choice


A20 •

Friday, December 6, 2013 - PENINSULA


Bet ter Food. Bet ter Holidays. Strip Loin Grilling Steaks Naturally Aged 21 Days Family Pack Savings Size $13.21/kg

On Sale


99 Per lb



Cheddar, Mozzarella or Extra Aged White 500–700g

On Sale

BC Local Douglas Fir Christmas Trees



Extra Lean Ground Beef All Size Packages Regular Retail: $5.39–$5.69/lb, $11.88–$12.54/kg

On Sale

Grown in Mill Bay, Comox and Lindell Beach, Fraser Valley 6 1/2’ – 7 1/2’

On Sale




General Mills


Cheerios, Oatmeal Crisp or Kids Favourite Selected, 525–720g Regular Retail: $7.19–$7.59 Each

On Sale

Long English Cucumbers Large

Grown in Mexico Regular Retail: $2.49 Each

On Sale

Excludes our following locations: Mill Bay, Quadra & McKenzie, Port Place, Tsawwassen, Port Moody, Morgan Crossing & Sapperton *SA ME ITEM OF EQU LESS ER VAL UE.AL OR

Specials in Effect until

December 10th, 2013 ONLY


Peninsula News Review, December 06, 2013  

December 06, 2013 edition of the Peninsula News Review

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