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A truckload of love Sidney fire staff and helpers fill the marine equipment trailer, plus a pickup, on Monday with the 150 boxes of food gathered for the Sidney Lions Food Bank during a recent sweep of the community. Sidney firefighters also collected $4,200 in cash donations. Central Saanich Fire Department spent a sunny Saturday afternoon filling three pickup trucks of food and garnering $300 in cash from residents while North Saanich pulled in a trailer of food and $1,300 cash.

Henry’s health a Christmas miracle Boy won’t need mega dose of chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, or liver surgery

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“The idea of everyone being at home for Christmas is gift enough,” Jo Down said last week. The family lives on Pender Island, but dad Jo and mom Alix were both raised in Sidney. Their friends and family on the Peninsula were stunned this sum-

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North Saanich council vows to stream on Webcasts of meetings will continue after successful trial period

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North Saanich will continue to webcast its meetings of council. The camera, with a bird’seye view of council chambers on Mills Road, was installed as a trial in early 2011. Council agreed on Dec. 12 to keep the services that cost roughly $700 a month, or $8,400 a year. “That is money well spent in terms of engaging the community and engaging people who can’t attend the meetings,� said Mayor Alice Finall. “People need to know how their council is operating and they need to know how issues are dealt with.� Webcasting became available on May 2, 2010 and North Saanich statistics show each meeting is typically viewed via the webcast 50 to 150 times. With increasing traffic since September, hits peaked during the Dec. 5 inaugural meeting

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The commander of HMCS Corner Brook, shown here, Lt.-Cmdr. Paul Sutherland, had his command removed after the submarine hit a channel wall during a training operation in June of this year. The submarine is now docked at CFB Esquimalt, undergoing maintenance, and won’t be seaworthy again until 2016. file photo

Sub commander stripped of title in wake of underwater crash Inquiry also blames inadequate submarine training and experience Erin McCracken News staff

A team of Canadian military investigators is blaming the captain of HMCS Corner Brook for crashing the submerged submarine off the west coast of Vancouver Island in June. Lt.-Cmdr. Paul Sutherland was stripped of his command, said navy Capt. Luc Cassivi, deputy commander of the West Coast fleet of ships and submarines. No other military personnel will be reprimanded at this time. The board of inquiry is also pointing a finger at inadequate training and experience as factors that led to the collision, and has identified 19 inadequacies in Canada’s submarine training and navigational practices. The team found that the sub was working fine and that human error led to it striking a channel wall during prospective-commander training in Nootka Sound on June 4. Despite the incident, confidence in Canada’s submarine program remains strong. “You provide the best training you can. There

is always human factors on the day and stress, area that has currents (and) is quite narrow for and unfortunately that can lead to incidents dived operations.” Sutherland will now work from shore under like this,” said Cassivi. Similar incidents have happened with Cana- Cassivi in the submarine program at Canadian fleet headquarters at CFB da’s previous Oberon class of submarines, he added. “(Sutherland) Esquimalt. He will likely never command The board of inquiry found another submarine, Cassivi said, navigational mistakes were made has a lot of adding Sutherland is still considaboard HMCS Corner Brook, which experience. He’s a ered a valuable asset. ended up southeast of where it “He has a lot of experience. He’s should have been at the time of good officer despite a good officer despite what hapthe collision. what happened pened and he has a lot to contribThe inquiry also found that ute to the submarine service.” some of the crew lacked in-depth and he has a lot The navy plans to implement knowledge about new navigational to contribute to all of the board’s 19 recommendasystems that were installed in the the submarine tions to improve Canada’s submasub within the past year. It turns rine training and navigation pracout the instruction manuals hadn’t service.” been updated. – Capt. Luc Cassivi tices. HMCS Victoria’s crew will also receive this updated training “So that was one of the lessons before they conduct dives in the learned,” said Cassivi. In this case, one of Sutherland’s students new year, Cassivi said. HMCS Corner Brook is beginning a long mainwas taking a turn planning out an operation, which ultimately went wrong, said Cassivi, add- tenance period, and is not expected to return ing it is the commander’s job to take the wheel to sea until 2016. Victoria will return to duty in 2012. when poor decisions are made. Work on HMCS Windsor and HMCS Chicoutimi There are also added dangers of operating a submarine in Nootka Sound, though it is an at Victoria Shipyards in Esquimalt will wrap up ideal environment for commanders-in-training in 2013. emccracken@vicnews.com to “push the envelope,” said Cassivi. “It is an

Sidney, NS unions sign agreements Two Peninsula communities are among those that signed three new collective agreements representing 11 bargaining units in Greater Victoria that are part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. On Dec. 14, the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association ratified agreements with bargaining units for the District of North Saanich and the Town of Sidney (CUPE 374) along with the City of Victoria and Victoria Police Board (CUPE 50); the Township of Esquimalt (CUPE 333); the District of Oak Bay, the District of Colwood, the District of Metchosin; the Greater Victoria Public Library Board (CUPE 410); and West Shore Parks and Recreation and the Capital Regional District (CUPE 1978). The agreements include two per cent annual wage increases, as well as “a few minor improvements to benefits,” according to a CUPE press release. The 11 bargaining units represent 4,200 workers.

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Veterans risk ‘falling through the cracks’ Job cuts mean staff can’t keep up Erin McCracken News staff

Virginia Vaillancourt is in the business of helping military veterans, but because there aren’t enough Veterans Affairs Canada staff and too many files, she says some vets are falling by the wayside. “I’ve had clients pass away before I can get equipment to them,” said Vaillancourt, one of 47 people working at the Island’s main Veterans Affairs office, located in downtown Victoria. Five staff members work at CFB Esquimalt, helping Forces members transi-

tion to civilian life. “(Veterans are) falling through the cracks,” she said. Her office manages 22,500 active files, and Vaillancourt has 1,200 files, helping veterans or their widows acquire mobility devices, disability benefits and pensions, as well as helping them transition to civilian life. Because her workload is so heavy, she still can’t get to paperwork from April. Some colleagues are assisting veterans as far away as Regina. The Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees is sounding the alarm that more job cuts are coming, in addition to 500 cuts planned nationally through 2015. “More job cuts but not less work,” said Yvan

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Thauvette, the union’s national president. All federal departments were asked to identify areas in which five to 10 per cent of program spending could be trimmed to reduce the federal deficit. Thauvette said Veterans Affairs should be exempt. “Because people are stressed, tired and burned out, it’s not the time to cut additional positions within that department.” The Ministry of Veterans Affairs did not rule out new job cuts, but said current benefits will stay the same. “It is anticipated that these changes will be achieved mostly through attrition,” said Jean-Christophe de la Rue, press secretary to the Veterans Affairs minister. emccracken@vicnews.com

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Sandown talks resurrected in 2012 Discussion on 95acre property will return to council in mid January

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The Sandown Park proposal is expected back before North Saanich council in mid January. Four members voted down the recommendation from staff that would have seen the municipality sign a memorandum of understanding with the Agricultural Land Commission on the use of the 83 acres of land at Sandown and release up to $9,000 for a phase two environmental study of the land. The previous council (prior to election), released up to $10,000 to be used for assessment. Councillors Dunstan Browne, Conny McBride, Craig Mearns and Ted Daly all said they needed more information on the costs associated with holding the land in the Agricultural Land Reserve

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This North Saanich aerial photo shows the 12 acre parcel, right, that would be rezoned commercial and taken out of the ALR, in the Sandown proposal. for perpetuity. With harness racing halted on the 95-acre property, council was concerned about what might happen with the land and approached the property owners with a proposal to have about 12 acres of municipal land moved into the ALR in exchange for the removal of 12 acres of the Sandown property close to McDonald Park Road. The proposal also includes removing

commercial uses from 83 of the 95 acres and, in consideration of new commercial uses and density on 12 of the 95 acres, transfer of the remaining 83 acre parcel to municipal ownership. Rob Buchan, chief administrative officer for North Saanich, said he expects to submit a further report addressing the issues expressed by council before the mid January meeting. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

Hydro theft tips marijuana grow op Sidney North Saanich RCMP ripped apart a drug operation in North Saanich on Friday (Dec. 16). They dismantled a “sophisticated marijuana growing operation” in the 1200 block of Lands End Road said Cpl. Chris Swain. A report of hydro theft led officers to serve a search warrant at about 10:30 that morning. “When officers entered the residence, they found that nobody was inside, but discovered a marijuana growing operation,” Swain said. “The house was being used solely for growing marijuana and contained no furniture or other items to support inhabitants.” More than 300 plants were spread through four rooms in the house. “It was also determined that hydro service to the residence had been dangerously bypassed to

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Government funding for the arts, during tough economic times, is one of the first things to fall by the wayside. The restoration of some funding for arts and culture in recent B.C. provincial budgets has helped cover shortfalls for local arts companies. But that financial support still falls well short of where it was before gaming grants – the lifeblood of many non-profit community groups – were drastically reduced in 2009 by the Liberal government. Saanich Peninsula arts organizations have suffered. The Sidney Classical Orchestra, now in its 19th season, had to put its productions on hold, cancelling its 2009-10 season because of the funding cuts. Since then, the orchestra has slowly been rebuilding and has been constructing concerts again for the past two seasons. In some instances, paid staff at local arts groups have worked for free to help bridge the funding gap. Other organizations, including the Victoria Foundation, have stepped in to help fill the void. The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society, and the Sidney Concert Society recently received grants to help their programs reach out to youth in the community. Unlike larger companies, which can attract mainstream sponsorships and audiences, these groups often take creative risks and produce harder-edged, thought-provoking material that challenges audiences. To avoid giving a financial boost to these companies is to jeopardize valuable threads in the creative, cultural and ethnic fabric of the region’s arts community. As Intrepid Theatre general manager Ian Case indicated this week, the inability to take risks on projects out of fear that audiences – and funding sources – may not accept them, hinders their creative flexibility. One might argue that, as in business, the market should dictate which companies survive these tough economic times. But these local arts groups are about much more than dollars and cents. They offer all of us opportunities to learn, grow and gain new understanding of the world around us.

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Premier Clark talks year one work invested in this, and we’re I recently sat down with Premier finally starting to see the fruits of it. Christy Clark for a year-end TF: A related subject is the interview to talk about her eventful proposed Enbridge Northern first year back in politics. Here Gateway oil pipeline. are excerpts from that There’s a lot of aboriginal discussion: opposition to that. The Tom Fletcher: People federal Natural Resources in general are a bit cynical Minister, Joe Oliver, not about the treaty process. too long ago called this a You could say that about “nation building project.” Sophie Pierre [former It certainly fits with your Ktunaxa chief and chair jobs strategy. Do you of the independent B.C. support the concept of the Treaty Commission]. In pipeline? her report this year she CC: First of all, we are talked about the mounting Tom Fletcher foursquare behind the debt from 20 years of B.C. Views concept and soon to be negotiations and basically reality of the liquefied natural gas gave an ultimatum to fix it or shut it pipelines, which would take B.C. down. Do you see the commission gas and get it to the port at Kitimat. continuing as it is, or do you see There is pretty much unanimous some changes ahead? Christy Clark: We’re not planning First Nations support along the way, any significant changes to it. We are (and) community support, through the environmental approval starting to see, just now, the fruits process, it’s all working. of all the work from the ministry The Enbridge proposal is far and from the government and from from that. Being able to get triple the treaty commission. And that’s the price for Canadian oil would all starting to move pretty quickly. be a big benefit for Canada overall. The Taku River Tlinglit economic But the project is one where we agreement (for example), there have to examine both the costs are a number of these agreements and benefits. That’s why it’s in the that are starting to flow out, and environmental approval process. it’s been a long, slow, frustrating This is the first of its kind, so I think process. So now is the wrong time we have to get a good look at it, to walk away from the process, and once we have the facts before because there’s been 20 years of

us, we can have a debate about whether it should go ahead. TF: The carbon tax. Do you think it’s working, and will we see changes in the years to come? CC: I think that it’s probably affecting people’s and businesses’ decisions about their reliance on carbon as a source of energy. I don’t want to overstate that, though. The thing about the carbon tax is that it’s hard to know how much difference it’s made. But I think anecdotally we see that it has made some difference. We are in the process now of consulting with both the job creator community and citizens about where they’d like us to go next with the carbon tax. We have to keep in mind that the economy is fragile. But we want to remain a leader on the environment, which where we are right now in North America. ••• The interview also touched on Clark’s efforts to ease the pain of getting rid of the HST, and other issues. You can find the full text on the Peninsula News Review’s website, peninsulanewsreview.com by pointing to the News tab and clicking on B.C. News. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mayor refused good options: Daly Council plays games attend all CRD board meetings and any Given the flurry of news articles and letters in response to what is happening committees that she was appointed to. I felt that given the circumstances, in the council chambers in North I presented a more than reasonable Saanich I wanted to make my position option for the mayor and she refused clear on two issues that appear to be it. I urge all interested readers causing considerable debate to go to the district’s website in the community. and watch the webcast on On the issue of the Capital that part of the meeting. Regional District board With respect to the appointment, I trust that Sandown matter, it was everyone understands I made perhaps the single most it quite clear to Mayor Alice important issue in my Finall that a number of people campaign. I made it had asked me to consider abundantly clear in my returning to the CRD as our literature and at the all director as I had six years Ted Daly candidates’ meetings and on experience in that position Guest comment the doorsteps that I could not and they did not feel that support the proposed land Mayor Finall was representing swap until there were answers to many the community’s bests interests at the questions. CRD. I also made it clear that I could not I understand there is an expectation agree to the conditions imposed by that the mayor as the head of the the Agricultural Land Commission – community should attend at the CRD and, I should mention, conditions that as the district representative. To this were in fact “offered” to the ALC by the end, even though Coun. Dunstan district – until and unless there was Browne nominated me to sit at the considerable community input into CRD for a three-year term, I proposed what the community wanted to see an amendment that would return the done with the lands that the district mayor to the CRD for three one-year was getting from the owner in the land terms. swap. The only concession I asked for was Let me make this clear. In principle I that, as her alternate, she would allow am 100 per cent in support of the land me to attend the monthly Peninsula swap deal. It is the unknown costs Recreation Commission meetings. that need to be fleshed out and the Essentially I asked her to allow me incredibly restrictive conditions that to attend one meeting a month as her must be addressed. alternate, and she would continue to

The mayor and councillors Elsie McMurphy and Celia Stock are suggesting we get “the prize in our pocket” and then work out the issues. That is just not good business sense. The response to that is simply this: our hands will be so tied by the ALC restrictions and the covenant that must be placed on the land that quite frankly and honestly, there will be nothing to discuss. We can agree to the land swap based solely on the agreement that we take the land out of the Agricultural Land Reserve for the commercial rezoning and replace it with two or three times the land mass. For example, the public may not know the district owns a considerable section of land east of the Pat Bay Highway known as the doggy walk. We should look at the possibility of putting that land in the ALR in exchange for land we are taking out. It gives me no pleasure whatsoever in starting a three-year term like this, but I will do what I feel that I have to do that is in the best interests of the community and not just the 100 or so who choose to attend council meetings and boo and hiss every time I open my mouth. I will not be intimidated or bullied by that behaviour. I have the courage to do what I feel is right for the community. Ted Daly is a councillor in North Saanich.

Negative stories don’t belong on front page during the holidays

SPCA should have taken sick horse, not offered euthanization I was appalled to read the story in this Friday issue. That an animal is left to suffer in this way is a terrible reflection on the limited power that the SPCA has. They should have gone in and removed the horse, not just issued instructions or offered euthanization as it was obvious that the owners were not willing to spend money on the extra care needed. What of the other horses on the property? Are they being cared for properly? The judge’s decision makes a mockery of the judicial system in B.C. In a case such as this the people involved should not be allowed to keep any animals. Jenny Taylor Saanichton

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It is less than one week until Christmas day. At this time of year we want to reach out and wish people the very best for Christmas and a very happy new year. All in all we try to make this a joyous time of year. I find the placing of the article concerning the cruelty to a horse and giving the two morons who inflicted this cruelty the front page a poor choice. It is news we need to hear. However, put it off somewhere in the mid section of the paper. I enjoy the Peninsula News Review and look forward to reading about the Peninsula. Cheer us up over the next week. This is the moment to cover the front page with all the wonderful things happening over the week before Christmas. By the way, I love horses, reindeer and Christmas. Here’s to a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. Randy White Sidney

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Re: Boos, hisses as split council stalls Sandown proposal (News, Dec. 16) Guiding principles of good governance include being visionary, responsive, respectful, accountable and fair. Sadly, the recent decisions regarding the District of North Saanich CRD board and the Sandown proposal made by councillors Dunstan Browne, Ted Daly, Conny McBride and Craig Mearns do not represent these fundamental values. The earlier decision to appoint Daly to the CRD board rather than acclaimed Mayor Alice Finall does not demonstrate respect for the mayor’s leadership role as the district’s chief executive officer. Instead, this decision does nothing more than create divisiveness – creating a wedge rather than a bridge between local citizens and neighbours. The Dec. 12 council decision (four votes to three) not to proceed with the next phase of the Sandown proposal also does not exemplify a visionary perspective on social, cultural and human development, particularly as it relates to providing food security in the region. As a young person residing in North Saanich, I see these recent decisions by councillors Browne, Daly, McBride and Mearns as a cautionary note as to whether these elected officials actually have a genuine desire to create a positive and altruistic legacy for future generations (such as myself) and to uphold good governance practices when thinking, planning and acting to enhance community and citizen well-being in North Saanich. Natasha Caverley North Saanich

Daly seems to flip-flop on decisions when it’s convenient

Readers respond: horse hanging death Re: Men made horse suffer (News, Dec. 16)

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Re: Who’s really to blame for CRD kerfuffle? (Letters, Dec. 14) Forgive me my daily cynicism, but I note that neither the Peninsula News Review, nor longtime backroom Ted Daly supporter Mike Stanlake report the fact that Daly himself voted against the “compromise” he and his new crew offered to Mayor Alice Finall. I am reminded of the division and confusion created several years ago by then-mayor Daly when one evening he voted at council in favour of a compromise over the multi million dollar renovations to Panorama and the next evening voted against the same compromise at a meeting of the Panorama Recreation Commission. Please provide us with more incisive reporting on these crucial issues to help North Saanich residents make up our own minds as to what is clean and what is dirty in our local politics. Patrick Godfrey North Saanich

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Ottawa’s decision to withdraw from the international treaty on climate change doesn’t change B.C.’s determination to reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, Environment Minister Terry Lake says. Lake was at the international climate conference in Durban, South Africa, where the focus was on trying to extend the Kyoto Protocol. Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Canada withdrew from the Kyoto agreement, because it places an unfair burden on developed countries while exempting China, India and other developing countries. Kyoto required Canada to cut greenhouse gas emissions by six per cent below 1990 levels by 2012. By 2009, Canada’s emissions had risen to 17 per cent above 1990 levels. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

Don’t fail this test Cpl. Pat Bryant of Central Saanich Police Service holds the breath testing device used in roadside screenings. Police across the region are stepping up enforcement against impaired drivers with their CounterAttack road blocks throughout the holidays. Christine van Reeuwyk News staff


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First Nations will help their bands’ children Agreement between province, chiefs a ‘holistic’ approach

side Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil, Premier Christy Clark and eight other community leaders. The agreement signed Thursday at the legislature covers Pauquachin, Christine van Reeuwyk Esquimalt, Tsartlip, Tseycum, News staff T’Sou-ke, Beecher Bay, Tsawout, A new agreement gives First Songhees and Pacheedaht First Nations a voice, says one local Nations, as well as urban aboriginal people through the chief. Victoria Native Friend“It’s a turning point, “It gives us ship Centre. it’s a milestone for us Underwood said the because we’ve never something to agreement sets up a been down this path strive for. It’s like “government-to-govbefore. So this little ernment” relationship baby step is a big the old auntie to create a culturally one for all of us (First approach. We all based service system Nations and the provfor the care and proince) but it’s an excit- become the old ing one,” said Pau- auntie and the old tection of aboriginal children. quachin Chief Bruce uncle.” “Right now a child Underwood. is taken away from us, Underwood signed – Chief Bruce or out of our home,” the agreement Underwood Underwood said. between the province “Now we’re looking and nine aboriginal communities on southern Vancou- at a holistic approach. How do ver Island to share authority for we surround the child with love child and family services, along- and care? The parents need to be

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Pauquachin First Nation Chief Bruce Underwood and Premier Christy Clark sign agreement at a ceremony at the B.C. legislature Thursday. a part of that love and care. So instead of apprehending a child, we’re looking at ways of taking a look at the whole family.” Underwood said it gives them a voice and solidifies a process started in 2008 with the South Island Wellness Society, chaired by Underwood and representing all the communities.

“We’re a little bit of a ways from implementing anything. … It gives us something to strive for,” Underwood said. “It’s like the old auntie approach. We all become the old auntie and the old uncle.” Moving forward, the nine nations will look at community resources required from addiction issues, to anger management or

building budgeting skills. “Instead of apprehending a child, how do we apprehend the family? Let’s not devastate anybody, especially the child we’re looking to support,” Underwood said. “We have a voice. We have grandmas, we have grandpas that have a say in our process.” reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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SPORTS Winner unkown: Parksville game in limbo Panthers break Oceanside streak, rematch unfinished after ice damage

The streaking Oceanside Generals marched into town on Friday night looking for their sixth win in a row, but thanks to monster games by Peninsula Panthers forwards Dane Gibson and Joe Densmore, the Generals limped out of the Panorama Recreation Centre. They were thoroughly humiliated by the host by a 6-2 count in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action. Gibson, who was named the game’s first star, tallied early and often lighting the lamp three times, while 20-yearold Densmore who scored once and added four helpers for a fivepoint evening was named second star. Kylar Stern, the third star, was again brilliant between the pipes and managed to keep the Generals at bay any time the momentum swayed in their direction. Tyler Porteous who as of late seems to score at least a goal a

game opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker early in the first to round out the scoring summary. His goal set off a shower of teddy bears in the Panthers’ annual Christmas Teddy Bear Toss. Coach Rob Armstrong was more than a little pleased with his club’s effort in pounding the visitors. “Joe (Densmore) had been fighting it a bit as of late and so the whole team was happy for him. He mentioned as he left the ice that it was nice to get the monkey off his back and I think that we will see a lot more as Joe takes a major leadership role as we move towards the playoffs,” Armstrong said. Peninsula product Gibson, 17, saw some additional ice on Friday night as both Kyle and Cole Peterson were out of the lineup. He ran with the opportunity. “He had goals on the powerplay, on penalty kills and at even strength so you can’t ask for more than that,” Armstrong said. On Saturday night the Panthers travelled up to Oceanside for the second half of the home-andhome series and, after opening

the balance of the game unplayable. The VIJHL will have to rule how and when this matchup will be decided. Panthers are now on an extended Christmas break and will not see action until Friday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. when they host the Victoria Cougars.

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While being hooked to the ice, Panthers’ Dane Gibson shovels the puck to Joe Densmore (18). with two quick powerplay goals, the ice seemed to tilt in favour of the Generals. They scored four unanswered markers and led 4-2 after two frames. It did not appear

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Eight members of the club attended Deep Cove elementary last Friday and played floor hockey with the students. They gave away several gifts and the entire school was invited to the game against the Generals at no charge. The head coach for Trinity Western College was in attendance and raved about the play of 20-yearold Panthers’ captain, Jake Bryan. WHL scouts were in contact with the club this week asking questions about 6’5” defenceman Iver Oedegaard, and Dane Gibson. Many Panthers will be out with Peninsula Minor Hockey players for an ice session on New Year’s Day. sports@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Christmas means time for giving This is about human kindness, and it doesn’t just happen when people are full of Christmas goodwill. This is a true story and it happened in Victoria some years ago. My friend Lucy was in downtown Victoria, shopping, and being somewhat tired and frustrated, decided to have a cup of coffee, just to have a chance to sit down quietly and decide what to do next. As she approached a coffee shop she saw a man sitting on the freezing sidewalk beside the shop, with an open cap at his feet, begging. Helen Lang She looked at him as she Over the Garden passed, but instead of giving Fence him money, she went into the coffee shop and ordered a cup of coffee with lots of cream and lots of sugar, plus a large jelly doughnut. She paid for them and took these outside and presented them to the beggar. He flung back his hood revealing one side of his hair painted red, while the other side was black. He smiled at her with delight as he accepted her kind offering and thanked her politely. It would have been all too easy to drop a few coins in his cap, but instead she took the time and was thoughtful enough to treat him as another human being, and bring some sustenance, and some kindness into a life that probably held little of either. May your Christmas bring you joy and perhaps some kindness as well. Helen Lang has been the Peninsula News Review’s garden columnist for more than 25 years.

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An estimated 2,500 Jews in the Capital region have begun celebrating the eight-day Festival of Lights, better known as Hanukkah. The celebration recognizes the Jews’ victory over their oppressors in 167 BC, which allowed the Jewish faith to continue to prosper. “It’s the celebration of being able to believe what you want and being free to do so,” said Jonathan Secter, a board member with the Jewish Federation of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island. Hanukkah runs from sundown on Dec. 20 until Wednesday, Dec. 28. The deli at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria (3636 Shelbourne St.) is open 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and serves up delicious, homemade food. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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In the event of a snowfall, the Town of Sidney will keep major arterial and collector streets open and will clear snow and ice from as many local streets as possible, particularly those in the downtown area. In addition, snow and ice will be cleared from the sidewalks at intersections and bus stops, with general priority given to locations serving higher pedestrian volumes. Residents, property owners and businesses are reminded that Section 47 of the Town’s “Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw” (Bylaw No. 1966) requires every person being an occupant or owner of any property, to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of or abutting their property. A fine of $75.00 may also be imposed for non-compliance under the Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw (Bylaw No. 1975). This does not include any potential third party civil action that could be brought for non-compliance resulting in injury, damage, loss etc. The Town is, therefore, requesting consideration and co-operation from all property owners and occupants in this matter to ensure the safety and convenience of the public at large. Please remember your elderly or disabled neighbours who would appreciate your assistance. Your efforts to make Sidney a safer all-weather community are greatly appreciated. P. Harrison Manager of Operations

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Henry had a 14 centimetre long, stage four tumour that doctors said had spread to different parts of his body. He started round after round of chemotherapy. On Dec. 1, just a few days before his second birthday, he had surgery to remove the tumour. “He was in his third day of recovery from the tumour surgery,” Down said. “We celebrated his birthday and then all the Vancouver Canucks came by the next day.” Henry was discharged, then started a two-day round of chemotherapy Dec. 8. Last Wednesday they got the good news that the tumour the doctors removed was 100 per cent dead, not the 95 per cent doctors had anticipated.

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Henry Down gets a lift from his dad Jo Down at the News Review’s hot dog sale in September, to help the family with rising medical costs. Still, there was the expectation Henry would need liver surgery in the third week of January, as well as “megatherapy”

chemo that would clobber his immune system and be followed up by stem cell transplant. Then the weekend came, and along with it a bit of a holiday miracle. None of the follow up is necessary. “Henry’s medical status has been improved dramatically because of his excellent response to chemotherapy,” Down said. “He is doing wonderfully excellent and the doctors and lead oncologist have told us that by the end of January, or thereabouts, his treatments will be over and he can come home permanently.” To keep up with Henry’s progress, join the Facebook group, I love Henry Down. Donations to the Down family can be made to Island Savings 809, Brentwood Bay branch 20000 #2174233. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942 www.cbsmasonry.com

SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. shorelineroofing@shaw.ca

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

TAX

250-477-4601

DRYWALL

EHRLICH&Co. Full bookkeeping services; start-up; year end. Call Ray (250)888-5249. PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525. MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

CARPENTRY

ELECTRICAL

DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897.

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 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. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

JEREMIAH’S CARPENTRY Small jobs, trim, finishing, renos, fences. 250-857-7854. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278 QUALITY HOUSECLEANER or caregiver, very reliable. Call (250)656-3362 after 6pm.

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519.

FURNITURE REFINISHING FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

GARDENING BIG JOBS or small, we do it all. Weekly or monthly visits. Yard cleanups. (250)885-8513 JAKE’S RAKE & CO. Hedges tree pruning, gutters,fall cleanup, snow. (250)217-3589. PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

HANDYPERSONS Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961 MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

FENCING AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.

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. MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

PAINTING

HAULING AND SALVAGE CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. www.raintek.ca 250-896-3478.

MOVING & STORAGE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS CARPENTRY. ALL TRADES. 40 yrs exp. Free Estimates. BBB. Ref’s. 250-361-6304. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794.

MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278.

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.

MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

Available

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

Paperfil here Routes please Positions Open For FT/PT Carriers, Sub Carriers & FT/PT Drivers. All Age Groups Welcome!

Call... Arlene 250-656-1151

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046

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, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.

WINDOWS ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

DO YOU OFFER HOME SERVICES?

PLUMBING FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. www.raintek.ca 250-896-3478.

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250.388.3535

DEAN PARK Route 6543 - Amity Dr., Aldous Terr. (odd&even), Ebor Terr. (odd&even), Bourne Terr. (odd&even), Bexley Terr. (odd&even) Route 6567 - Barrett Dr. (odd&even), East Saanich Rd. (even), Lowe Rd. Route 6551 - Pender Pk. Dr. (odd&even), Orcas Pk. Terr. (odd&even), Salish Dr. (odd&even)

SAANICHTON Route 6218 - Hermwood Rd., Mt. Newton X Rd., Sloping Pines, Jovi Rd. Route 6220 - Arthur Dr. (odd&even), Lochside Dr. (odd), Lancelot Pl., James Island Rd. (odd&even), Turgoose Terr. Route 6221 -Panaview Heights, Veyaness Rd. (odd&even), Stellys X Rd., East Saanich Rd.

BRENTWOOD Route 6003 - Stellys X Rd. (odd), West Saanich Rd., Kristen Pl. Route 6039 - Garden Gate, Torin Rd. Route 6042 - Wallace Dr., Grieg

SIDNEY Route 6412 - Seventh St., Brethour Ave., Henry Ave.


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PENINSULA PENINSULA NEWS NEWS REVIEW REVIEW -Wednesday, -Wednesday,December December21, 21,2011 2011

Building permits slump in region

The Anglican Churches of Central Saanich Welcome You

Come and Worship

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church 7921 St. Stephen’s Road (off Mt. Newton) 250-652-4311 ststephens1862@shaw.ca

Commercial permits decrease across the board on the Peninsula

The Ven. Dennis B. Hayden, Priest-in-Charge

Dec. 18 Christmas Eve

Lessons & Carols .........................10:00 am Service for Children & Families .........4:00 pm Candlelight Service ..........................8:00 pm Christmas Day Joint Service at St. Mary’s (see below) January 1, 2012 BCP Holy Communion ...................10:00 am

Roszan Holmen News staff

The value of building permits throughout the Capital Regional District slumped 15 per cent between September and October. The decline is even sharper, at 38 per cent, when comparing October 2011 to the same month last year, according to new figures by Statistics Canada. A dip in large projects after a busy summer is mostly to blame, according to the Vancouver Island Construction Association. Regional statistics, however, provide a more nuanced picture of the overall decline. According to the CRD’s report, building permits on the Peninsula were worth $15.6 million in the second quarter of 2011 (April to June) – far below the five-year second quarter average of $23.2 million. So far this year, the number of permits issued reached 3,805 in Victoria, up from 3,383 five year ago. The value of building permits, however, has dropped $25 million since last year, and nearly $200 million since the pre-recession era of 2007. A look at the types of permits approved helps to explain the opposing trend lines. On the one hand, commercial and multi-family building has shrunk, while at the same time, interior home renovations are booming. Year to date, interior building permits issued jumped from 165 last year to 246 this year, with a corresponding jump in value from $9 million to $20 million. Home renovator Steve Burgess attributes the trend to the world economy. “I think the big one for a lot of people is job security … People are not doing the big additions, but yeah, they’ll go ahead with the kitchen or bathroom reno – the small stuff.” Burgess’ own business, Toolbox Renovations, has increased lately and he speculates it’s due partly to improvements to his website and partly due to wider economic trends. rholmen@vicnews.com

Boxing Day

KNOCKOUTS!

This boxing day, avoid the insane lineups and find your deals from the comfort of home.

That’s a smart fight.

Peace Lutheran Church 2295 Weiler Avenue, Sidney 250-656-2721

Christmas Eve Saturday, Dec 24th

Candlelight Service .........................................5:00 pm

Christmas Day Sunday, Dec 25th

Festival Divine Service ..................................10:30 am

Name of Jesus Sunday 1 January 2012

Service of Lessons and Carols .......................10:30 am

St. Paul’s United Church 2410 Malaview Avenue, Sidney

December 24 Christmas Eve

Candlelight Family Service .................................. 7pm

December 25 Christmas Day

Service of Carols and Readings .................... 10:30am

Dec. 21 Christmas Eve Christmas Day Jan. 1, 2012

BCP Holy Communion .....................8:00 am Service of Lessons & Carols ...........10:00 am Wednesday Eucharist followed by Friendship Coffee .........10:00 am Traditional Eucharist ........................9:00 pm Traditional BCP Holy Eucharist .......10:00 am BCP Holy Communion .....................8:00 am Epiphany BAS Choral Eucharist.......10:00 am

Holy Trinity Anglican Church December 24

Shady Creek & Brentwood Bay United Churches

December 24

SHADY CREEK - 7176 East Saanich Rd. www.shadycreekuc.ca BRENTWOOD BAY - 7162 West Saanich Rd. www.brentwoodbayuc.ca

December 25

Join us for our Sunday Services and Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Candle Lit Service Brentwood Bay ..........6 pm Candle Lit Service Shady Creek ..................................8 pm Dec. 25 Combined service at Brentwood Bay ...........................11 am Jan. 1 Shady Creek Breakfast.................................................8 am Jan. 1 Combined Service at Shady Creek...............................10 am

250-652-2713

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Lessons And Carols Service....................... 11:00 a.m.

Visit our other Black Press sites

The Ven. Bob Baillie, Priest-in-Charge

Dec. 18

A Community Christmas Celebration ................. 4 pm

December 18th

Save time, save money.

1973 Cultra at East Saanich Road 250-652-1611 stmarys.saanichton@shaw.ca

West Saanich & Mills Road

9691– Fourth Street, Sidney 250-656-5322 standrewssidney@bc.anglican.ca standrewssidney.bc.ca

STORES s FLYERS s DEALS COUPONS s BROCHURES s CATALOGUES CONTESTS s PRODUCTS

St. Mary’s Anglican Church

December 24th

Christmas Eve Services Children’s Candlelight ........... 6:00 p.m. Community Candlelight......... 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist ..... 10:30 p.m.

December 25th

Christmas Day Service Christmas Day Eucharist ..... 10:00 a.m.

Rector: THE REV. OSITA OLUIGBO

A Traditional Christmas Celebration ................... 8 pm

December 25

Holy Eucharist ................................................ 8 am Choral Eucharist ............................................. 10 am

The Rev. Canon Penelope Black 250-656-3223

Saanich Peninsula

Presbyterian Church 9296 East Saanich Road, North Saanich

Sunday, December 18th

Sunday school pageant .... 10:00 am

Sunday, December 18th White Gift Sunday

Christmas Eve Service

Candlelight Service ............. 7:00 pm

Christmas Day Sunday

Worship .......................... 10:00 am

250-656-2241


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - PENINSULA

NEWS REVIEW

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