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Just as Census announces Sidney’s population has dropped, the town is coming up with a new document that could gently encourage new types of housing, page A3 Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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“Don’t give up and be old. There’s a lot to life.” – Ruth Watkins

Local couple mini-celebs at ice hotel Sidney man breaks age record at Quebec attraction

Ready for anything HMCS Saskatoon takes part in training for exercise Pacific Guardian that started Monday, Feb. 6 and ends Friday, Feb. 17 in the waters off the Peninsula. Left: Galley crew are among the highest trained in first aid and respond to a practice emergency on the foc’sle. Above: A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter drops a basket to practise a vertical lift off the foc’sle of HMCS Saskatoon. For more photos from the exercise, see page A11 and go to peninsulanews review.com for a photo gallery and video. Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

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A carved ice polar bear at his head, and a sheet of ice beneath him, Geoff Watkins slept like a baby. He awoke Jan. 31 with his wife cocooned next to him, and later discovered he’d established a record. The Sidney couple spent the night at the Hôtel de Glaçe which turned them into minicelebrities as the hotel learned that 90-yearold Geoff was the the oldest overnight guest to grace the hotel since its opening in 2001. They were talked about on Radio Quebec that morning and were recognized as minor celebs at the airport. The 90-year-old said he “slept like a baby.” “It was so incredible. The fact that we did it and we were the oldest couple that ever did it. It makes you realize that, hey, because you’re old don’t give up,” said Ruth, 84. The temperature inside the Quebec City hotel was –5 C; outside was –20. “They suggested you change your clothing and put something lighter on, but I said, ‘No way, I’m going to sleep in all my clothes,’” Geoff said. The couple added socks and hats to the ensemble before climbing into the cumbersome cocoons, with just a slim mattress between the sleeping bags and the ice bed. PLEASE SEE: Icy bed, page A12

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PENINSULA PENINSULA NEWS NEWS REVIEW REVIEW -Wednesday, -Wednesday, February February 15, 15, 2012 2012

Zoning proposal could expand housing options Erin Cardone News staff

The same week Census numbers showed Sidney’s population on the decline, town council saw a presentation that could help reverse that trend. “The difference is obviously it’s about retaining and having families move into Sidney. Here’s an opportunity to look at alternative housing forms and tenures,” said Randy Humble, the town’s director of development services and acting chief administrative officer. According to Statistics Canada’s Census 2011 figures, Sidney’s population dropped 1.2 per cent since 2006, from 11,315 to 11,178. Last Monday, Feb. 6, town staff released their draft zoning bylaw document. Within it are changes that could increase the opportunity for infill lots and subdivison, provide new options for secondary suites in residential areas, and provide special wording to remove bureaucracy for people who want to build detached secondary suites in the Orchard neighbourhood. It’s like a gentle encouragement for residents of Sidney to diversify housing options in the community, Humble said. Mayor Larry Cross agreed. “There’s some changes in the principle behind the bylaw,” Cross said. “There are changes in terms of use and density. I urge every citizen who’s concerned to come in and take advantage of every avenue to give input.” To that end, the town is hosting two public houses for people to learn more about the changes and give feedback before council votes on whether to ratify the document. “It’s affording rental housing opportunities,” Humble said of the document. “Everything is urban infill [now], so we have to be creative in terms of density. … What’s happening in response to the zoning is it’s really something Sidney is doing to deal with housing choice and tenure. People on their own are not developing rental apartments.” He added if the bylaw is approved by council, which could happen this spring, zoning on current residents’ properties could change automatically, if changes apply to their land. For example, some

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Randy Humble, Sidney’s director of development services and acting chief administrative officer, stands at Oakville Mews, an example of a recent multi-family development that embodies many of the changes that form the town’s proposed zoning bylaws.

Population, by the numbers � Sidney: 2011 – 11,178 2006 – 11,315 Difference –1.2% � North Saanich: 2011 – 11,089 2006 – 10,823 Difference 2.5% � Central Saanich: 2011 – 15,936 2006 – 15,745 Difference 1.2%

properties zoned R1 at the north end of town could become R2, which might allow a neighbour to build a duplex, if their lot is of the right size.

A need for diversity of housing types across the Saanich Peninsula? While Sidney ponders its zoning document, the Peninsula’s two other communities are considering changes that could add a diversity of housing options. In Central Saanich, council is getting public feedback on its densification study that could add infill development. In North Saanich, council is considering embarking on an official community plan review, which might include language about various housing density options. On Feb. 9, in response to the Census numbers, Ian Brown, spokesperson for an organization called Workforce Housing, sent a letter to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, asking its members to attend North Saanich’s Feb. 27 meeting to encourage council to add housing options for workers. “As you are undoubtedly aware, one of the significant challenges facing Peninsula businesses is the availability of reasonably priced local housing for their employees,” Brown wrote. “And in all cases our community loses because it’s the young – young men, young women and young families – the very people who hold the future in their hands. … This might just be the opportunity to get the ball rolling towards a solution for this difficult problem.” editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

Have your say Attend one or both of Sidney’s open houses to speak your mind on the proposed changes, or learn more about the zoning document. Both open houses are held in the Myfanwy Pavelic Gallery at the Mary Winspear Centre. � Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. � Wednesday, March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 250-656-1725 or email developmentservices@sidney.ca

Sidney’s population decreases slightly The population of the Saanich Peninsula has grown in the past five years – just slightly. The number of residents in Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich, combined, in 2011 increased by 0.84 per cent since 2006 according to numbers released by Statistics Canada’s Census profile, released on

Wednesday, Feb. 8. According to the 2011 Census, the combined population of the Peninsula is 38,203, up slightly from 37,883 in 2006. The populations of Central and North Saanich increased by 1.2 per cent and 2.5 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, Sidney’s population decreased in the past five years,

by 1.2 per cent. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

What do you think? Send an email to editor@peninsulanewsreview. com or comment on the story online, at peninsulanewsreview.com.

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Students host T-shirt contest to combat bullying at schools Peninsula middle schools embark on logo design contest for a cause Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Three middle schools are coming together to build esteem and a school. North Saanich, Bayside and Royal Oak students created designs for a tri-school contest to create a T-shirt for Pink Shirt Day. “It’s a good way to get through to kids, because it’s creative,” said Cailin Jenkinson. The Grade 7 Bayside student is among more than a dozen kids who entered a logo in the contest. An artist at heart, she prepared a handful of designs for the competition. Her favourite is a flowing tree, as suggested by her mom, that encompasses words of empathy and peace on its branches. “Lots of people would wear it to support anti-bullying day, but be eco-friendly too,” she said. She figures the art contest will waken awareness before Pink Shirt Day arrives on Feb. 29. “I think it’s a day for everyone to wake up and realize they shouldn’t be bullying,” Jenkinson said. The anti-bullying day originates in a tale of two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia, who didn’t sit around and watch bullying, but got involved. They distributed pink shirts to all the boys in their school in defence of a Grade 9 student. Now kids across the country wear pink one day a year to support the cause. “It’s a day to realize everyone’s another person,” said Katharine Yeo, another of the artists in competition. “You can basically tear apart a life and it’s really scarring. People don’t want to remember life

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North Saanich middle school students Katharine Yeo, left, and Cailin Jenkinson show off their entries for the Youth in Action T-shirt competition in preparation of anti-bullying day on Feb. 29. as painful.” Now in Grade 6, Yeo remembers being picked on in Grade 1. “It was really painful,” she said. Jenkinson too recalled some belittling when she was younger. “It sucks. It’s not fun,” Jenkinson said. The girls’ logos are among the dozens teachers will peruse before the students vote for a winning logo. The logo will go on pink T-shirts to be sold for $10 ahead of anti-bullying day. The money raised will go to the three Youth in Action teams. This year, the three groups are working together to

raise $10,000 to build a school and well in a village in Haiti. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

Get involved Want to help battle bullying in schools? Encourage your business or group to wear pink on Feb. 29 or buy the official T-shirt at pinkshirtday.ca or at London Drugs. Then, let the Peninsula News Review know you’re participating in Pink Shirt Day, by emailing editor@peninsulanewsreview.com and we could run your photo in the paper.

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De Bruin worked as both a dispatcher and a fire fighter when he first started at the department, giving him insight into Judge’s job. “There’s some tough calls out there and we’re able to support each other empathetically,” Judge said. There are at least 100 civilian defence and military couples at CFB Esquimalt. Since meeting in 2002 while attending Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., navy Lt. Isabelle Filion and Lt.-Cmdr. Bruno Farrugia have learned to balance their military careers and personal life. Farrugia has also been away a lot for work over the past three years. He is currently the executive officer of supply ship HMCS Protecteur, while Filion works on dry land as a marine systems engineer at the Fleet Maintenance Facility. The View Royal couple regularly go on dates or enjoy a bike ride and breakfast on a Sunday morning, in between raising a baby and a toddler. “We’ll use the time that we’ve got,” Farrugia said.

For Kevin de Bruin and Tanya Judge, Valentine’s Day will be just another day. “Why should it be one day a year, when it should be any time you feel like it,” de Bruin said. They are the lone uniformed couple at the Victoria Fire Department. Given the potential pitfalls of dating someone from work – such as post-breakup awkwardness at the workplace – they didn’t enter their relationship a year-anda-half ago lightly. “We considered everything and were ready for whatever positives and/or negatives could possibly come from it,” said Judge, who has been an emergency fire dispatcher at the Yates Street fire station for two-and-a-half years. De Bruin has been a Victoria firefighter for 13 years. Shift work can presents a challenge. They each work two 10-hour days and two 14-hour nights in a row. De Bruin recently changed to a different shift, and they no longer share the same days off. “We go out of our way to see each other, whether it’s after she gets off from the day shift. I might make dinner for her, or viceversa,” said de Bruin, who lives in Brentwood Bay. Judge lives in Saanich. There are also advantages to dating a colleague. They each say they have a better appreciation for the other’s workday, particularly if one has expeRESTHAVEN SEVENTH-DAY rienced a difficult shift.

Military, fire department couples navigate workplace relationships Like every couple “... we have our ups and downs, but we navigate through it,” Filion said smiling. Despite the tumult that comes with military moves – they’re likely relocating to Ottawa this summer – they see it as a relationship-building exercise. “It always keeps things exciting,” Farrugia said. For Cmdr. Todd Bonnar, and his wife Petty Officer 2nd Class Erin Bonnar, their relationship has also been intertwined with military life from the start. The Langford couple met in 1996 through military friends. They were engaged on a CFB Esquimalt warship and had a military wedding in 2000. Over the years, they have become adept at keeping their romance alive amidst raising two young daughters, moving six times since 1998 and being apart for long and short deployments. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” Todd said with a smile. “You’re more appreciative when you come back.” emccracken@vicnews.com

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Notice Of Intention To Lease and Grant Assistance The District of Central Saanich hereby gives notice that it intends to lease, for less than fair market value, the land and premises located at 1800 Hovey Road, and legally described as: PID: 005-602-297 Lot 2, Section 7, Range 2 East, South Saanich District, Plan 9268, to the Central Saanich Lawn Bowls Club (a Society incorporated under No. S-18655) (the “Society”). The lease shall be for a term of five (5) years, commencing on January 1, 2012, for the rent of one ($1.00) dollar for the full term of the Lease. The Society wishes to lease the subject land and premises for lawn bowling purposes. Notice is given that the District intends to grant assistance to the Society by entering into this lease for less than fair market value. The extent of the assistance is $260,000.00, being the fair market value rental for the five year term of the lease. This notice is given pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter. Any inquiries respecting this Notice may be directed to the office of the Municipal Clerk, Central Saanich Municipal Hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 2A9, Telephone: 250-652-4444. Susan Brown, Municipal Clerk

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a certain age, but Tuokko points out that very few – including those which shape government policy – are based on hard facts. There’s something fitting about “[Policy] was developed many the University of Victoria’s Centre on years ago … without the data behind Aging celebrating a milestone. it,” she said. “Now we’re collecting The interdisciplinary research centhe data to make sure the practices tre is entering its 20th year in 2012. that are going on are in fact the best Over two decades it has become one practices.” of Canada’s foremost examiners of To be clear, Tuokko said, the goal the issues facing our aging population, and their impact on society as Sharon Tiffin/News staff is not necessarily to get seniors off a whole. Holly Tuokko, director of UVic’s Centre on the road. “Our study is to identify at what It seems like a no-brainer that the Aging, stands in the survey room where points we might need to do some subject would merit scrutiny, but that researchers conduct interviews. more looking at people, or what kinds wasn’t always the case. of things will assist people.” prehensive picture of what life is like for “When the centre first opened, Neena Chappell, centre director for the there was very little focus in our commu- older adults, and where our aging populafirst 10 years and currently a research nity on aging, despite the fact that even tion is headed. “As we’ve moved forward, more and affiliate, says this is a particularly importhen, the percentage of older adults was higher in Victoria than most other parts more of us have become aware of the tant time for the study of aging. Of course, looking back at the past can of British Columbia,” said Holly Tuokko, issues related to aging,” Tuokko said. who has been with the centre since 1997 “[Studying] the impact on society and lead to gazing into the future. Chappell how society can contribute to healthy sees a major shift on the horizon. and became its director in 2009. “The conversation is going to be very My, how things change. These days, the aging, [can help] to keep as many of us different,” she said. “Instead of declining centre has nearly 50 research affiliates in healthy and active as long as possible.” The director herself is in the midst of a fertility rates and old schools, you may 18 different areas of study, from engineering to nursing, biochemistry to anthro- national study looking at the hot-button well be talking about what we’re going to pology. Research projects focus on such issue of seniors and driving. Opinions do with these empty nursing homes and abound on whether restrictions should assisted living places.” topics as housing and health service. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com It’s all part of an effort to paint a com- be imposed on drivers once they reach

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Farmlands Trust pitches for Newman Farm rights Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Staff will craft an understanding between Central Saanich and the Farmlands Trust Society. “It’s a great opportunity for the municipality to honour the heritage of the Newman family and the land that was gifted to it,” said Sebastian Silva of Farmlands Trust. In 2009 the previous council agreed in principle to an arrangement with the society. Monday night the current council was presented by staff with a letter of understanding from Farmlands Trust in hopes of a more formal arrangement. Under the previous tentative agreement the group picked apples from the Newman Farm orchard and donated them to Peninsula groups the Sidney Lions Food Bank and Victoria Riding for the Disabled, as well as Victoria’s Our Place Society. They held work parties to clear brush and prune trees, mow and plant crop cover. They hope to do similar work on the land this spring. Expected expenses such as attaining water access and deer fencing outlined in the letter were concerns for Mayor Alastair Bryson. “These are concerns we’re going to hear from the community I’m sure,”

Bryson said. “Make sure that under no circumstances does the use of this property conflict or go into competition with our farmers,” added Coun. Terry Siklenka. The issue will come back before council with those issues addressed. “I want to see this property producing,” said Coun. Adam Olsen. “It’s a step back into our history. I would really like to see this become something we’re proud of.” The district developed a master plan for the municipally owned 16-acre property in 2007. It outlines a goal of using the land to highlight Central Saanich’s agricultural history and maintain a heritage farm. “I see an opportunity akin to something like what Barkerville does for the north … teaching people about the gold rush,” said Coun. Carl Jensen. “I see this as helping educate the younger generation.” Farmlands Trust’s aim is to promote agriculture by acquiring, managing and leasing land for farms, educating around local food production practices and relieving poverty in Greater Victoria by operating and supporting food programs. The group hopes to work the Sandown lands in North Saanich. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Central Saanich approved Central Saanich is hosting a lawn bowlers renewal borrowing to repay the money public open house to present Lawn bowlers at Centennial used in stages up to now for information from the residenPark will get a new lease for the new fire hall proposed for tial densification study. The the district-owned land where the district. open house is from noon to the greens reside. The lease When presented with fund4 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the fire with Central Saanich Lawn ing options at the outset of training centre at 1903 Mount Bowls Club expired in 2007 the project council of the day Newton X Rd. Planning conand went unnoticed for five opted to use a borrowing sultants will make presentayears. method when the process started in 2009. Now that early processes including purchase of the property and Public Open House remediation of that land have added up to more than $2 What new types of housing could be added within your neighbourhood? million, it’s time to How can more affordable housing be provided in our community? authorize some borrowing to pay back We need your input to these questions. Residents of Central Saanich are the municipal cofinvited to participate in an Open House to share your comments, ideas and fers. feedback on the opportunities and challenges of residential densication: Council gave the temporary borrowCentral Saanich Municipal Hall, Fire Training Centre ing bylaw first three 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road readings on Mon(please enter from the south (rear) parking lot) day night. Saturday, February 18, 2012 Construction won’t start for a 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. while on the propConsultant presentation at 12:30p.m. & 2:30p.m. erty, at 1512 KeatFor more information please contact: ing X Rd., as it is still in a rezoning Central Saanich Planning Department at 250-544-4209 or process from rural visit the Residential Densication Study (RDS) project page at estate to a specific www.centralsaanich.ca fire hall institutional zone.

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Saanich school district kids get a new diesel school bus Natalie North News staff

Students in the Saanich school district will arrive in style thanks to $10.5 million in provincial money to replace school buses. Saanich was one of 32 districts to receive funding, which will be applied to one 48-passenger diesel bus at a cost of $100,889.

School board chair Wayne Hunter called the additional funding a godsend. “Because of fuel costs and some of the repair costs and inflation, getting a new bus through this process will be excellent for us with regard to our financial constraints,” Hunter said. For the first time, the Ministry of Education

and the Association of Student Transportation negotiated fixed prices on the 100 buses. By purchasing so many of the vehicles, the province was able to negotiate a savings of about 15 per cent. The new buses will be due for replacement in 12 years or when the odometer hits 325,000 kilometres. nnorth@saanichnews.com

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It’s time to thank great volunteers How many of our lives have been touched by volunteers? It could be as simple as the folks who chip your Christmas tree after it’s all dried out in the new year; the people who serve up hamburgers at community festivals for a donation to a worthy cause; the teenager who shovels his neighbour’s driveway when it snows Hearts of the or who rakes her neighbour’s yard Community in fall. Awards ceremony Volunteers drive seniors to their is tomorrow appointments, then bring them back home. They spend time with people who might otherwise be lonely, playing cards or just having a chat. They organize fundraisers and rally marches, clean our beaches and parks. They educate us about a multitude of topics. Without volunteers, life would be difficult and, for many, bleak. Yet they do this work for no pay and their only compensation is seeing improvement in the lives of people affected positively by their efforts. To recognize these monumental contributions, Beacon Community Services and the Peninsula News Review pair up every year to host the Hearts of the Community Awards. Tomorrow is the 14th annual awards ceremony, held at the Mary Winspear Centre. Every nominee whose name was put forward will be honoured at the ceremony and the deserving winners will be announced. That the event, which includes a free luncheon, often fills to capacity shows how much the Peninsula loves its volunteers. We hope it will be no different this year. To make sure you get in, be sure to pick up your free tickets to the event as soon as possible. They are available from the Peninsula News Review office at 6-9843 Second St., any Beacon Peninsula thrift store, Beacon Community Services’ 9860 Third St. office, and the Shoal Activity Centre. We’ll see you at the awards event tomorrow. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@peninsulanewsreview.com or fax 250-656-5526. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Peninsula News Review is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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We’re floating on a sea of gas of it gas fired, after an electricity Premier Christy Clark’s recent crisis that caused brownouts more fanfare about developing a natural than a decade ago. gas export industry in northern Today, Washington state B.C. included a major change in producers are actually paying B.C. electricity policy. Hydro to take their excess power Last year Clark’s government because they need to forced B.C. Hydro to trim move it into the grid, and its operations and keep B.C. is the only place that its next two annual rate can store it using dam increases below four per capacity. cent. Part of the savings NDP energy critic John will come from redefining Horgan is celebrating former premier Gordon this change in B.C. Campbell’s climate Hydro policy. He says strategy, which required the government made B.C. Hydro to be selfa multi-billion-dollar sufficient in even lowmiscalculation by water years, with no net Tom Fletcher assuming California’s electricity imports. B.C. Views electricity shortage would The target is now selfcontinue indefinitely, and sufficiency in averagesurplus power would be profitable. water years, limiting expansion of He says independent power independent power projects. It also contracts are part of B.C. Hydro’s means B.C. will import more gasfired electricity in the coming years, current financial problems, but political interference in planning is and burn some of its own abundant the bigger issue. gas to generate new power up Horgan would not endorse north. North America finds itself the Wilderness Committee’s call floating on a sea of shale gas. to cancel electricity purchase Campbell’s plan entailed using contracts B.C. Hydro has signed for B.C.’s big dams to stabilize and more run-of-river developments. store power from new intermittent sources of hydro and wind, building Additional projects are planned for the Upper Lillooet, Upper Toba and the Site C dam on the Peace River Harrison rivers in southern B.C., and exporting clean energy at a and the Kokish River on northern premium in a carbon-priced North Vancouver Island. Most are American market. aboriginal partnerships. Both the carbon market and the Energy Minister Rich Coleman export market have evaporated. told me no contracts will be While B.C. was developing run-ofcancelled, and he rejected my river to sell to California, the U.S. west coast built new capacity, much suggestion that B.C. Hydro could

end up with too much power in the wrong places and at the wrong time of year. B.C. Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn’t end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three liquefied natural gas projects will need output equivalent to two and a half Site C dams to operate. Coleman confirmed that at least one modern gas-fired power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line. B.C. will likely have a second gasfired power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the B.C. Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell’s greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Horse ‘land mines’ equally irritating for park users With much interest I read your editorial “Here’s the scoop on doggy poop” (Our View, Feb. 8). I fully agree with the author that dog owners should clean up behind their dogs. It’s a shame that a few irresponsible and careless dog owners cause trouble for the whole community and even get some people angry at all dog owners. I have three big dogs myself

and never leave the house without lots of bags in my pocket. But what’s the situation with horse poop? We have many parks and trails, which are shared by people, dogs and horses. One example is Centennial Park in Central Saanich. I don’t mind meeting horse riders, but I do have a problem with the big

Readers respond: Remember Anne Frank, indeed – with a tear Re: We’re not ready for ‘never again’ (Our View, Feb. 10) Some six million Jews were placed in concentration camps where tortures and experiments of a hideous nature were practised on Nazi victims. Anne Frank was one of them. Remember her we should. With a tear, never a smile. Jo Fox Sidney

Who’s really North Saanich’s free-spending mayor? If ever there was a myth being perpetuated, it is that our present mayor and her team are now in the minority because of their “free spending.” Just a couple of examples of how costs ran away under our previous mayor and “team” speak for themselves: the sewer fiasco where costs were grossly underestimated and actually increased by nearly 50 per cent (nearly $5 million). Then the new recreation centre costs – similar results. And who was it that voted in 2008 to increase the mayor’s salary by 77 per cent? Then-mayor Ted Daly. (The increase was thankfully defeated overwhelmingly by his own council, including Bob Shaw and Sheilah Fea.) As for the other issue, a level playing field for farmers, experienced by governments everywhere, whether on a local, provincial or even national level is that subsidies in one form or another have to be made, either (perhaps indirectly) to improve and encourage agriculture, right through to direct help in the billions of dollars for the biggest farms in the Prairies, to protect them from foreign competition where production costs are lower. I don’t think Californian or Fraser Valley farmers or even ours here will be threatened by a few keen amateurs in Saanich. Our official community plan must be our

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mines left behind by the horses. Horse riders never seem to clean up behind their horses and I don’t know if there is a bylaw regulating this. Personally I find it very annoying to step around those big poop piles. I talked to some horse riders and they tell me horse poop is very different from dog poop: it breaks down much faster, as horses only eat grain and

grass. But it still takes many days of heavy rain (or parks staff) to clean the trail and I hate stepping into horse poop as much as stepping into dog poop. Horse riders also say that it’s impractical for them to stop for cleanups and to carry the cleanup utensils. Have you every walked three big dogs, where you stop every few minutes if one does its

business, clean up and then carry three or four plastic bags in addition to juggling your leashes? That’s not very practical either, but responsible dog owners still do it. Why can’t horse riders have the courtesy to carry a small plastic shovel, and throw the horse poop off the trail at least? Hermann Thoene Saanichton

Holocaust, municipal spending, smokers, education

guide. This represents the real will of North Saanich residents, which essentially is to keep North Saanich as it is – green – and correctly puts the ultimately selfdestructive bottom line first outlook into perspective. Hans Edwards North Saanich

Smokers’ early deaths eliminate costs of old age Tom Fletcher in his article, “B.C. battles smoking, salt consumption” (Healthy Lifestyles, Feb. 8) makes a mistake where he says, “More than 6,000 residents die each year from smoking related illness, costing an estimated $605 million in direct health care costs.” These are excess costs only if these people never die. Sooner or later everyone of us dies and we will incur those health care costs whenever that occurs; it is only that smokers die at an earlier age. Actually, early deaths are good for the health care system. Most of us make our big demandson health care when, after about age 75, we start suffering from the frailties and illnesses of old age. By dying early, smokers save the system these old age expenses, so they are actually less of a health care burden, not mentioning the tobacco taxes they pay. Hey, I’ll drink to that. Fred Langford Sidney

Ask education ministry to invest in students, teachers Now is the time for parents to make some noise. Education Minister George Abbott needs a wake up call. As I sat in a meeting this week with teachers from our school, I was appalled to listen to the reality of our current school system crumbling before our eyes. Any parent with school aged children should be outraged at the lack of understanding our current government

has with respect to our teachers being able to provide quality education that is both inclusive and individualized, while repeatedly experiencing extreme budget cuts. Our teachers, administrators and most of all our children are suffering as a result of the loss of crucial supports and ridiculous class size and composition rules imposed by the B.C. government. The government is ignoring our teachers and this should not be tolerated. Our teachers come to work every day in the best interest of our children and their pursuit of education, despite the hideous mistreatment from our government. How can our government justify removing $300 million from the education budget and continually eroding educational resources on a yearly basis? They expect our parent community to pick up the slack and we often do so through school fundraising efforts. When parent fundraising is used to purchase

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Fact-finder named in teacher talks Tom Fletcher

wage mandate. “The answer was no,” Abbott said. Black Press The B.C. Public School Employers’ A labour ministry fact-finder has been Association has heard that rejection appointed to make one last effort to find many times during 11 months of fruitless common ground between the B.C. gov- negotiation sessions. BCPSEA issued a statement last week admitting ernment and public school no amount of meetings will teachers. change the gap between the Assistant deputy minister parties, with the BCTF seekTrevor Hughes has until Feb. ing a 16 per cent wage increase 23 to report on possible soluover three years and a list tions to the year-long deadof time off and other benefit lock, but Education Minister improvements. George Abbott said Thursday Abbott said back-to-work leghe doesn’t have much hope of islation can be quickly drafted a solution. and passed in the legislature, Abbott said he met with B.C. Teachers’ Federation president George Abbott if Hughes confirms there is no hope for a negotiated setSusan Lambert before Hughes was appointed and asked one more time tlement. Successive B.C. governments if there was any chance of a settlement have plenty of practice imposing conunder the province’s two-year net zero tracts on teachers, Abbott said, describ-

ing the relationship between the BCTF and the government as “a 50-year bad marriage.” The BCTF has run a series of TV and radio ads to back its demand for the government to abandon its net-zero mandate, which numerous provincial government unions, including school district support staff, have accepted. The BCTF released a list of public sector union settlements that have included raises in the past two years, including the Delta Police, Surrey firefighters, B.C. ambulance paramedics, and municipal workers in Kamloops, North Cowichan, Quesnel and Courtenay. Abbott said the lack of formal report cards since teachers began work-to-rule in September is “damaging” to students who are struggling to keep up with their school work. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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A day after appointing nine new provincial court judges, the B.C. government launched its latest review of the court system, trying to identify why the courts are slowing down despite falling crime and case rates over the past 20 years. Premier Christy Clark and Attorney General Shirley Bond announced the review last Wednesday in Vancouver. They released an audit and discussion paper that show B.C.’s crime rate has declined faster than any Canadian province, to the point where 13,000 fewer new provincial criminal cases were heard in the past year, compared to 10 years ago. Despite that, the B.C. court system has an estimated 2,000 cases that are in danger of being dismissed based on excessive delays and there are regular reports of criminal charges being stayed due to delays. The government has appointed 23 judges in the last two years, and ramped up training for sheriffs and other court staff to partially restore budget cuts to the system in previous years. “If it was just about money, that would be a pretty simple answer,” Clark said. She added that one problem is that suspects now appear in court an average of six times before their trials begin. Bond appointed lawyer Geoffrey Cowper, a former chair of the Legal Services Society, to make recommendations on changes by July. One issue to be studied is B.C.’s practice of having Crown prosecutors approve all charges, instead of giving police the authority as is done in other provinces. NDP leader Adrian Dix and justice critic Leonard Krog blasted the announcement as the latest in a long series of reviews, this one designed to push the “crisis” in the courts beyond the 2013 provincial election. Dix warned the province has not yet taken into account the impact of a federal crime crackdown, with mandatory minimum jail terms for offences such as growing a half dozen marijuana plants. Those sentences will not only increase jail population in B.C., they will also prompt more accused people to fight charges in court rather than plead guilty, he said. The announcement included a shuffle of responsibilities that entrenches the merger of Bond’s attorney general and public safety ministries to a single Justice and Attorney General Ministry. Responsibility for the Public Sector Employers Council and ICBC goes from public safety to finance, and responsibility for liquor and gambling policy is transferred to Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman.

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Protecting our coast Men, women of HMCS Saskatoon show their skills An announcement starts the sequence that will see sailors don anti-flash gear and ready the weapons on a soggy grey day roughly 10 kilometres southeast of Sidney. Fortunately it’s all in the name of training during exercise Pacific Guardian. “The idea right now is the RCMP has asked us to search for a vessel they’re very interested in taking a look at and possibly boarding for illegal contraband,” explained Lt. Cmdr. Pat Montgomery, commanding officer of HMCS Saskatoon. Saskatoon searches alongside the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Wahoo and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter for the suspicious vessel. The plan is to hail and divert the

craft and things start off smoothly. A guy with a goofy unidentifiable accent identifies himself as a passenger carrier out whale watching. When faced with diversion for a search, the accented guy gets feisty, and not so co-operative. The captain orders him to “bring the ship to action stations” and personnel don anti-flash gear and manning Saskatoon’s guns. As Wahoo personnel playing the RCMP role in the scenario board the suspect vessel, a Saskatoon sailor simulates a slip, falling to the deck and suddenly there’s a new emergency. “We’ve backed out of the picture, now we’re dealing with our own problems internally. We’re requesting a casualty evacuation by helicopter which allows us to exercise the casualty clearing organization on board and it allows us to work with the helicopter for a vertical lift off the foc’sle.”

Story, photos and video online by Christine van Reeuwyk Top: The U.S. helicopter is spotted from the bridge as it approaches HMCS Saskatoon. Inset: Leading Seaman Chris Henrion and Ordinary Seaman Geoff Tallis ready a 50-calibre machine gun aboard HMCS Saskatoon as it approaches the suspect vessel. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter simulates the pickup and the complex exercise is complete. HMCS Nanaimo, Brandon and Saskatoon are working alongside other naval reserve units, CFB Comox personnel and a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and helicopter off the west coast of Vancouver Island until Feb. 18. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Public invited to help make Sayward safer Changes are coming to the notoriously dangerous intersection of the Pat Bay Highway at Sayward Road. A working group comprised of community members, Saanich councillors, ministry of transportation and B.C. Transit

reps, and MLA Lana Popham has come up with a number of options to help make the intersection a little safer. An open house will be held Feb. 29 for the public to see what changes are being proposed and to chat with mem-

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Sidney couple Geoff and Ruth Watkins cocoon themselves for a night’s sleep in the Hôtel de Glaçe atop a bed made of ice.

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“We didn’t think we were going to sleep very much,” said Geoff. “But I went to bed at 11 p.m. and I slept like a baby. Once you’re in the sleeping bag you warm up fast. I found the hardest thing was to get into that sleeping bag.” Each year the ice hotel melts away to be redesigned and sculpted for the next season. “It was absolutely mind-bogglingly beautiful. It was so beautiful that it completely bowled you over,” Ruth said. Geoff added the sculptures stood out. “I enjoyed the hotel, all the carvings. Our headboard was a big polar bear. Everywhere inside is carvings. The passageways are like ice caves and they’re so beautiful. And the lighting … it comes right through the ice.”

There are no fireplaces or washrooms in the 36 suites, but rather in an adjacent building. “I was lucky because I’m not one of those people who have to get up at night to go to the bathroom,” Geoff said with a chuckle. The chilly night of sleep wasn’t their most interesting to date. “This was our second most incredible night, sleeping on ice,” Ruth said. Years ago they slept at the Treetops Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. “You’re sleeping in a tree with animals galloping around you,” she said. All the animals are ice carvings at Hôtel de Glaçe, but the couple did head out for a dogsledding adventure the next day. “Don’t give up and be old. There’s a lot to life,” Ruth said. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Springtime-like sunshine means flowers on the brain Floral gifts bring delight to PNR’s garden columnist

Well, maybe not all of us. Some beautiful gardens are planted with a series of varying shades of one colour and that looks splendid, too. Blah, blah, blah … what am I going on about? It’s living in a condo with only a balcony that Wakened this morning to will do it every time. a cloudless sky and brilliant Maybe we could talk sunshine. It must be about house plants? I spring. was given an amaryllis Calm yourself, Helen, for Christmas. It is now it’s not spring, but it does blooming, thank you, look hopeful, doesn’t it? Ingrid. The flowers are Not a sign of bulbs huge. I also received a yet in the pots on the delightful bouquet from balcony, and I should Annie’s nephews (I’ll probably cut off the wager she paid for the geraniums that look so flowers) comprised of unhappy. I don’t want gerbera with one large to pull them out as that yellow chrysanthemum would disturb the bulbs Helen Lang planted around them and Over the Garden in the centre, the whole collection surrounded if I cut them off at about Fence with fluffy yellow-white two inches maybe they heads of something I don’t will continue to grow. recognize. There are leaves down around For some reason the gerbera, the base of the stems and I think which always before have within it’s worth a try. It may look strange hours hung their heads as though if they do grow amongst the crocus ashamed, are remaining upright. and scilla planted with them, but I don’t mind. Everything that blooms Maybe it’s because they are almost up to their necks in water. I is welcome, even if they don’t can understand that, can’t you? match. Helen Lang has been the Peninsula Nature has a way of blending News Review’s garden columnist for things, and we all love colours, more than 30 years. even when they are all mixed up.

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Sport helps hockey players develop skill in the off season Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

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Panthers #29 Josh Bloomenthal grinds it out on the wall in action against the Victoria Cougars last Friday, while Panthers #6 Grayson Vickers and Ryan Hunter look to give a hand.

Cats put on work boots The Peninsula Panthers did ing forward Josh Bloomenthal. missing numerous opportunities away with a recent trend that David Stephens and Cody Allison before Yee broke the goose egg included just two wins in the added singles while Zach Wear with just over a minute left. Perpast 10 games Thursday night in blocked 27 of 33 shots. The Pan- haps it was a meaningless goal Kerry Park. The team put in a thers’ 20-year-old captain Jake in a 3-1. “We really battled as a group in workman-like effort picking up a Bryan had three assists. both games and for a full 60 9-6 win over the Islanders. minutes,” Zubersky said. “I “I think our group was “The playoffs seem in the distance think we still have one or two going through the midpassengers at most at this season blues,” said Pan- and guys lose their focus just a bit, point, but I suspect by the thers owner Pete Zuberweekend, after we have had sky. “I don’t know why it but a minor tweak here and there can a couple practices and the happens, but I have seen often turn a season around.” expectations are absolutely it happen to a lot of clubs. – Pete Zubersky clear, we should have everyThe playoffs seem in the one pulling on the rope. This distance and guys lose The following night the Pan- club is the defending provincial their focus just a bit, but a minor tweak here and there can often thers played host to the Victo- champions and there are quite ria Cougars and again showed a few bodies in our room that turn a season around.” With the Vancouver Island a new level of excitement and know what it takes to win. These Junior Hockey League playoffs intensity in their game. Cougars guys will not allow passengers.” The Panthers have a rare looming, the club returned to the Jake Stolz and Christopher Bantried and tested ingredient for nister scored in the first and, Thursday night game against the when Nathan Chen-Mack added Saanich Braves and then finish success: hard work. Joe Densmore, 20, led the way another midway through the off their regular season home scoring three times and add- third period giving the visitors schedule on Friday against the ing a helper. Trevor Yee, who a three-goal cushion, most of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Both the Panthers obtained in a deal crowd would have expected a games are at Panorama at 7:30 with the Islanders at Christmas, soft finish to the game. But the p.m. sports@peninsulanewsreview.com scored twice as did hard work- Panthers continued the battle PANTONE 137 U

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Youth the theme in jersey giveaway When the Peninsula Panthers host the Comox Valley Glacier Kings Friday night they’ll be wearing new duds. They’ve dubbed the Panthers’ final regular season home game before playoffs as Peninsula Minor Hockey Appreciation Night and they’ll wear a third jersey to celebrate. The new design will be worn only once, at the Feb. 17 game. After the Comox Glacier Kings leave the ice, the Panthers will remain and 20 Peninsula Minor Hockey players’ names will be drawn from a hat in front of the crowd on the ice after the game. Players who win, and must be in attendance, get to line up on the blue line across from the Panthers. After more random namepulling, all 20 jerseys will be handed out. “This is one of my favourite games of the year,” said Panthers owner Pete Zubersky. “There is a whole bunch of wide eyes and, with the huge crowd that usually is in attendance, everyone is really a winner.” Peninsula Minor Hockey players also get in for $2 – or half that if they wear their club jersey.

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Greater Victoria minor ball hockey is hoping to expand to the Peninsula this season. “We’re just trying to create a club out at Panorama. We started the league in the city last year and created a club at West Shore and at Saanich,” said president Brian Castle. “Right now we have 14 kids signed up, but we need more.” Kids aged five to 17 already play � Last May, at Stelly’s secondary Pearkes and Eagle school’s senior Ridge recreation boys ball centres. They hockey team hope to have at finished third least 40 kids playin the inaugural ing at Panorama. provincial “I think that the High School need for that in Championships in pretty much any Port Moody. community would be good. It’s a low cost alternative to ice hockey. The way the kids have received it has been great,” Castle said. “I’ve been out to Panorama the last couple of weekends talking to parents at hockey. The parents are interested.” Registration is $170 and covers a 10-game season. “It’s beneficial for ice hockey players … The rules are similar the skills are similar but it’s a no contact sport,” Castle said. Registration deadline is today, Feb. 15. Email vmbhregistrar@hotmail. com. Visit vmbh.ca for information. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Masters on ice in North Saanich The Glen Meadows Masters bonspiel started yesterday and runs through Friday at the North Saanich curling club. There are 32 teams signed up for the bonspiel this week. Thirteen teams are from Glen Meadows with the remaining 19 teams from visiting associations. Four games are scheduled each day at 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The draw can be found online at glenmeadowscurling.com. The website will be updated after each game, so look in often for the latest results. Glen Meadows Curling Club is at the golf and country club at 1050 McTavish Rd. in North Saanich. sports@peninsulanews review.com

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Certified coaches inspire at Games Coaches can sometimes be the unsung heroes of athletic success. The images we see in the media are of gold-medal-winning athletes standing on podiums with their coach nowhere to be seen. But almost without fail, athletes will credit their coach for their success. Coaches lead and inspire athletes from community programs to the Olympic and Paralympic podiums. At the B.C. Games, coach education and training is a priority with all coaches at the Games requiring certification from the National Coaching Certification Program. Coaches B.C. is the provincial organization responsible for coaching education programs and the ongoing support and development of coaches. “A coach’s preparation for the B.C. Games, or any other competitive environment, is just as important as an athlete’s preparation,” said Gord May executive director of Coaches B.C. “Every successful athlete has been trained by someone who has taken the time to learn about the technical aspects of their sport and how to prepare their athletes both mentally and physically. Excellence will come about when you have the right tools and use them the right way.” The provincial sport organizations involved in the B.C. Games have demonstrated they are committed to coach development throughout the province. Many sports utilize

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Ringette coach Laura Watson is a mentor coach at the B.C. Games. the B.C. Games as an opportunity for coach mentorship and training. Karate B.C. developed a junior coach mentorship program as part of the B.C. Winter Games where youth coaches work with a certified adult coach. Six coaches ranging in age from 15 to 18 years old will be part of the program at the 2012 Winter Games in Vernon. “The B.C. Games is an ideal way of furthering [development of] our young athletes into future coaches,” said Fernando Correia, the Duncan-based provincial advisor for Karate B.C. “I am excited about

our new program and I know that our junior coaches are looking forward to attending the B.C. Winter Games and having the opportunity to develop new skills under the tutelage of some of Karate B.C.’s best coaches.” Another successful mentorship program developed by the B.C. Games Society, Coaches B.C. and Promotion Plus, supports the education of women coaches. For Laura Watson, technical director with Coaches B.C. and ringette coach, this has been a terrific opportunity for both her and her appren-

tice coach. “As I started out in coaching I wish that I had had an opportunity to study from a seasoned coach. It would have provided me with the opportunity to see how an effective coach really operates,” she said. “The B.C. Games experience that we have for our apprentice coach is absolutely the best experience that we could ever offer someone.” The dedication and commitment of coaches around the province strengthens the overall sport system and contributes to communities and social development. For many, coaching is a way of life. Gary Ricks, a Level 3 certified coach at Key City Gymnastics in Cranbrook, reflects on the impact of coaching on his life. “Coaching helps you take stock of where you are now in all aspects of your life and how that compares to where you would like to be,” he said. Ricks, who’s been coaching for 31 years, is no stranger to the Games having attended a dozen times. It will be a family affair this year as he coaches the Kootenays Zone 1 team; his wife Michelle is the provincial advisor for gymnastics and his niece will compete. Altogether, 122 head coaches and 110 assistant coaches will lead 1,148 athletes at the 2012 B.C. Winter Games, Feb. 23 to 26 in Vernon. For more information about the Games visit bcgames.org.

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Spoken word gets a shout out Arnold Lim News staff

No special effects, instruments or gimmicks. Just the spoken word. “There is an appetite for quality spoken word and I wanted to keep that going,” said Victoria Spoken Word Festival artistic director Missie Peters. “It is incredibly important to me both to grow and establish the scene here in Victoria.” Combining elements of poetry, storytelling, stand-up comedy and theatre, the art form has seen steady growth – but a dearth of post-secondary poetry opportunities for the artists prompted Peters to take matters into her own hands creating a hybrid festival of sorts. “You can’t go to university for [it]. We should have opportunities all across the country to develop the art form itself for artists and give them this opportunity to grow,” she said. “So I am doing it.” Kicking off with three days of artist-only workshops in improv, beat box, singing, and clowning, because Peters believes the non-tra-

ditional elements offer young poets an expanded tool box from which to explore – artists move on to write an ensemble script with their new skills within 24 hours and perform it in front of a live audience. “The festival is about trying to expand spoken word,” she said. “It will hopefully be something you, me and no one has ever seen before.” Starting in 2011 with a presentation to the Awesome Sh*t Club, where entrepreneurs like Peters pitched ideas to judges in a Dragon’s Den-style format for cash, her festival idea won the $600 grand prize and the inaugural event was born. Without that opportunity this year, she turned to crowdfunding to source the $1,000 start-up cost. “It is a really great way to connect with people who care about your project. I thought it would take six weeks to reach our goal but we did it in two,” she said. “It creates a community event that is by necessity, supported by the community. If the people in Victoria didn’t want it, we wouldn’t have $1,000 in our campaign.”

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Missie Peters, artistic director for the Victoria Spoken Word Festival hopes poetry lovers will come out to support the event. Crowdfunding is a relatively new tool where campaigners set up an account with websites such as IndieGoGo.com or Kickstarter.com and rely on the donations through the site to fund their projects. In addition to the financial benefit, supporters from across the country left positive comments for Peters, a source of motivation for the poet who moonlights as a government worker by day. “It is almost more important than

the money,” she said of the community input. “It lets you know as an organizer all [your] work is important to someone.” Victoria Spoken Word Festival performances run Feb. 23 to 25 at the Intrepid Theatre and Solstice Cafe with a public spoken word workshop Feb. 26. For more information or to donate to the campaign visit www.victoriaspokenwordfestival. com. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Auditions for Peninsula Players’ How the Other Half Loves are on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney. The Players’ 60th anniversary season continues with Alan Aykbourn’s How the Other Half Loves. Cast requirements include three women (20-40), three men (20-40), a stage manager and producer. Performance dates are May 18-20 and May 25-27. For more information, contact Sid Clarke at 250-6568975. Read a synopsis of How the Other Half Loves at peninsula players.bc.ca.

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Coastal waters littered with lost fishing nets Dinner planned to fund removal of derelict gear Natalie North News staff

Monsters are lurking deep beneath our coastal waters and it doesn’t take a cryptozoologist to identify the beasts. As many as 20,000 abandoned fishing nets have set a deadly trap around southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Each net is capable of killing about 20,000 animals and, without any cleanup programs in the region, the numbers are only going up. Cetus Research and Conservation Society, a Victoria-based non-

profit group aimed at public education, stewardship and marine mammal response, hopes to turn that around with a derelict gear removal program. While Cetus’ public education work is government-funded, the society relies solely on public support for additional programming, such as gear removal – a project expected to run an initial cost of $15,000, considering the labour involved in identifying and safely removing the nets from the sea floor. Pulling up some of the estimated 1,500 unused crab traps in the waters between Sidney and Victoria is also within the project’s mandate. Labeled nets and traps are returned to their rightful owners. “When you see [lost gear]

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A Cetus Research and Conservation Society staff member and a volunteer monitor vessel traffic in Johnstone Strait as part of the society’s Straitwatch program. enough, you realize there’s a lot out there,” said Linda McGrew, Cetus administrative director, noting the group’s involvement in founding the Marine Mammal Response Network with the Vancouver Aquarium. Their staff continue to respond to calls of whales entangled in lost fishing nets. “It’s going to take a lot of research and visiting other countries where

they do this kind of work, because we don’t have anything like this in Canada right now,” McGrew said. She suggests a 10-year timeline is needed to bring Vancouver Island up to speed with Washington State where a similar program has been underway for a decade within Puget Sound. Maintenance measures would still be needed for the long-term, McGrew added.

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This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong work ethic and a passion for journalism.

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RENTALS

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking Forestry Engineers to assist in road and cutback design. For those that display the qualities we desire we will provide remuneration that is above industry standard. Send resumes to the Planning Manager at (250)956-4888 or email vstarrakor@lemare.ca.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

SIDNEY: FURNISHED Deluxe suite, newer. Walk to ocean & town. All incl. 250-656-8080.

DRY FIR Firewood, honest cords $240/half cords $130, split & delivered 250-744-0795

HOMES FOR RENT COLWOOD, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. 2 level home with an exceptional view. Mins to elem & sec schools. On bus route. Walk to beach & Royal Roads. N/S. Pets neg. $1900 mo + utils. Call 250-478-8146.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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SIDNEYFurnished room. satellite, laundry, heat, hydro, $500./mo. 250-654-0477.

BRENTWOODBRIGHT, quiet, 1 bdrm garden suite, priv entrance, W/D. NS/NP. $850 inclds inter-net & phone. (250)652-6264.

LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, yard, 4 appls, water incl, shared laundry, $1100 + utils. NS/NP. Mar 1. (250)881-2283

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ESQ/GORGE, BRIGHT spacious, 2 bdrm grd level, on bus route, laundry, lrg fenced yard, N/S, N/P. $1100 mo incls all utils. Avail now. 250-384-5466

SOOKE. BEAUTIFUL New Townhouse for rent. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appliances. Garage & Driveway. 10 min walk to town core, on bus route. Private, cozy backyard. Small pets considered. $1350/mth, incl. garbage. Ph. 250-642-4952 or 250-8800110.

GORDON HEAD- (close to Uvic) 2 bdrm, W/D, hydro, water incld. N/S. $1000. Avail Mar 1, Apr 1. (250)477-3434.

SIDNEY, BRIGHT 1 bdrm + den, above grd suite, new carpet, priv patio, all incl’d but cable/internet, N/P, N/S, $1050 mo. Call 250-880-1414.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION GOLDSTREAM, (SINGLE) 1400sq ft, furn., deck & yard, lndry, hi-def TV, own bath. $650 inclusive. (250)884-0091

SUITES, LOWER CORDOVA BAY- 2 bdrms, W/D, hydro incld. Avail Mar 1. $945/mo. (250)658-4760.

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VICTORIA DT new 2 bdrm 5 apls prvt yard 1 pet Ref’s N/S Mar 1 $1485. 250-383-8800

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TOWNHOUSES

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SIDNEY: NEW, 3 bdrm + den, laundry, NS/NP, $1700. Avail Apr. 1. Call 250-217-4060.

ISLAND AUTO Body, Paint & Upholstery. 25 yrs. 1210 Stelly’s X Road. 250-881-4862.

SOOKE/METCHOSIN, furn’d, open concept, utils/TV/internet incl’d, $950 mo, 250-642-5859

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CARS

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1994 BMW 325i- 4 door, power everything, sun roof, 6 pack CD changer, 210,000 miles. $2500 obo. (250)896-5065.

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2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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PRESSURE WASHING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

EXPERT HOME RENOS & Repairs. Professional, reliable, 20+ years experience. Kitchens & baths our specialty. Senior discount. 250-213-8240

HANDYMAN DAN. Quality workmanship. Free estimates. Call 250-656-6789.

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

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Rockwork, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Fully insured. Estimates. Call 250-588-9471 - 250-882-5181

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

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

BUSINESS SERVICES

DRYWALL

DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.

TAX

CARPENTRY CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920. DEEP COVE Renovations. General Contracting. Specializing in finish carpentry. Honest , Reliable. (250) 882-0897. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

CLEANING SERVICES #1 CAREBEAR CLEANING. Earth friendly products. House, office & rental. Senior discount. $25hr. 250-217-5507 CARING BONDABLE work since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. Call (250)385-5869 QUALITY HOUSECLEANER or caregiver, very reliable. Sidney. 250-656-3362 after 6pm SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efficient. (250)508-1018

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross (250)812-4879.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

WE-CUT-LAWNS

“Don’t let the grass grow under your feet” Call us 250655-1956.

SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779

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

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

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.

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

GARDENING ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com

DOORS, KNOBS and lock sets. We specialize in installing all interior and exterior door hardware. Passage sets installed from $15/door*. The Working Door (250)882-7768 theworkingdoor@gmail.com

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

ELECTRICAL

NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-889-5794. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter Cleaning. Thorough Job at a Fair Price! Repairs, gutter guard, power/window washing, roof de-moss. Free no obligation estimates. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

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.

MOVING & STORAGE 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.

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

TILING

DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-220-0734.

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

PAINTING

PROF & custom installs of floor & wall tiles. Heated flooring, Custom Showers. Reno’s, new constr. Bob 250-812-7448

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.

UPHOLSTERY

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656. www.wingfieldcontracting.com

LANDSCAPING AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests & fertilize. (250)882-3129

MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127. NORM’S PAINTING- 15% offQuality work. Reliable. Refs. 25 yr exp. 250-478-0347. OLD TIMER. Quality old fashioned service. Great rates. Excellent references. Call Al at 250-474-6924, 250-888-7187. TOP NOTCH PAINTINGOver 25yrs exp. Interior/Exterior, Residential Reliable, Reasonable and Friendly Service. Call Brad 250-580-5542. YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

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. NORM’S WINDOW cleaning & gutters. Reasonable rates. 250-590-2929, 250-812-3213.

PLUMBING

WINDOWS

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

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

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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Bring your friends to the library to see the movie Holes, based on the awardwinning book by Louis Sachar. Teenager Stanley Yelnats is sent to a detention camp for a crime he didn’t commit. As punishment, Stanley must dig a hole five feet deep and five feet wide every day. Friday, Feb. 17, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring your own snack. To register call 250-6560944. THE ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Branch #37 at 1660 Mills Rd. will have its monthly meeting on Sunday,

Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. MARDI GRAS AT St. Andrew’s Anglican Church on Feb. 21 a 5:30 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, strawberries, whipped cream and beverages with music by the Islanders. Wear masks or come make one, eat some kings cake and find the baby at 9691 Third St. Suggested donation $5. AN EVENING AT the Shoal presents Night at the Oscars February 23 at 5:30 p.m. $25. Stelly’s secondary school music students

will perform Oscar winning songs. Call for tickets 250-6565537. WHAT IS A Zigloo at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Keith Dewey will talk about how he uses shipping containers and other sustainable solutions for his house designs, aka Zigloos. Friday, Feb. 24, 7 to 8 p.m. To register call 250-656-0944. ST. ANDREWS GRANDMOTHERS Helping African Grandmothers is having a bridge afternoon with lunch on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m to 3.30 p.m. Tickets

$17.50 in advance by contacting Shelby at 250-656-2686. All bridge players welcome, proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. CANADIAN FEDERATION OF University Women (Saanich Peninsula) meets Feb. 28. Featured speaker is Lorna Crozier, renowned poet, storyteller, professor at University of Victoria and 2011 Order of Canada recipient will be presenting Why Poetry Matters at 7 p.m. in the Charlie White Theatre. Admission is $5; advance tickets available at Tanner’s

THE NEWS REVIEW provides this community calendar free of charge, giving preference to Saanich Peninsula clubs, organizations and individuals holding non-profit events in our readership area. Publication is not guaranteed. Calendar items should be mailed, dropped off at our office, or e-mailed to editor@ peninsulanewsreview.com. Books or by phoning 250-655-1588 or 250-479-2484. A silent auction will follow. Proceeds go to CFUW(SP) scholarships to women from Saanich Peninsula. GUIDES, PATHFINDERS AND Rangers fundraise for a trip to Europe in 2013 with a car wash at Spelts, 7856 East Saanich Rd. on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car wash is by donation. BRENTWOOD L.E.A.D IS proud to present a showing of The Clean Bin Project on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Centennial Park Baptist Church on Wallace Drive, by donation. A Vancouver couple significantly reduces garbage in this light-hearted award winning documentary. It features interviews with renowned artist Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert, Capt. Charles Moore. MINDS IN MOTION at Shoal Centre on Thursdays from March 29 to May 31 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Minds in Motion is

designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and a friend, family member or caregiver. Enjoy light exercise conducted by a certified fitness instructor, activities and social time. Call 250-656-5537 to register. SIDNEY AND DISTRICT White Cane Club – volunteers are needed to help run this support group for the visually impaired residents of Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Nell Horth room at the Sidney Library. For information call Karren Crawley at 250-656-1607. DUPLICATE BRIDGE, JUST for the fun of it. Join in at the Shoal Centre card room on Sundays 12:45 to 4 p.m. or Wednesday and Friday nights 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. Best to bring a partner, but if you need one call Cecille at 250-655-3489. For details email thefoleys@shaw.ca or just show up.

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