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Peninsula police join in message to warn parents, friends about risks of ecstasy after Saanichton overdose scare last weekend

Police on the Peninsula are warning residents about the risks of the drug called ecstasy after a life-threatening situation last weekend. A 19-year-old man took the drug at a party in Saanichton on the night of Friday, Jan. 27. When friends noticed him convulsing, they called 911.

“Fortunately, one of the youth recognized the serious reaction the [man] was having after taking the drug and called 911 and the boy has survived this overdose,” said Cpl. Pat Bryant with Central Saanich police. “Many others in British Columbia have not been so fortunate.” Central Saanich police and Sidney North Saanich RCMP are teaming up to issue the warning because of the sharp rise in

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Tsawout commercial rumours to be addressed at council Development team plans to make presentation Monday

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A site plan from an October flyer outlining details of the proposed commercial development on Tsawout land. A team associated with the development plans to make a presentation to Central Saanich council on Monday, Feb. 6.

The District of Central Saanich expects to see a proposal for Tsawout land on its Monday evening agenda. A leasing flyer passed through the business community shows plans are out for a large-scale development on the land near Highway 17 at Jus Kun Road. The flyer calls the development Jesken Town Centre. About 700,000 square feet of new retail space are outlined as in a brochure from Northwest Atlantic, a retail real estate consulting firm. The Tsawout have been working with the Ministry of Transportation and Highways to gain safe access to and from the highway for the First Nation community

near Mount Newton X Road and Highway 17. Safe access was a first concern for the community chief Harvey Underwood told the News Review last fall, the last time he would speak about the possibility of a project. “Right now, it’s safe in and safe out, access off the highway. There’s always the potential once we have a safe way in and out,� he said. Underwood did not comment when called this week. Former Tsawout chief Allan Claxton and Keith McRae from the Property Development Group, who together plan to make the presentation, did not immediately return calls for an interview. Central Saanich council expects a presentation on a proposal for the land at its meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in council chambers at 1903 Mount Newton X Rd. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

POLICE NEWS IN BRIEF

Banned driver behind the wheel

A Central Saanich man had his car towed and has a court date this month after being caught driving while disqualified. An officer from Central Saanich Police Service followed a Toyota Celica speeding on Stelly’s X Road at 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 and watched the driver fail to stop at a stop sign. A check on the driver’s licence revealed the 26-year-old was prohibited from driving.

Bad driver had been drinking

Residents called Central Saanich police at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 about a bad driver. An officer stopped the suspect vehicle on East Saanich Road and noticed signs of impairment on the driver. The 26-year-old Saanich man was issued a breath test and blew a warn, earning himself a $167 ticket, a 24-hour driving suspension and a tow truck bill for his vehicle, plus a driving prohibition from other infractions.

One week sans wheels for man

A driver and his two passengers had to find another way home after he blew a warn on a breath test last weekend. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, a Central Saanich officer pulled a vehicle over on Stelly’s X Road near Wallace Drive and noticed signs of impairment on the driver. The 21-year-old man got a seven-day driving ban.

Correction The article, Judo a hit at Parkland (News, Feb. 1) misidentified the role of teacher Andre Gogol, who is a teacher at Parkland secondary school.

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Glamorgan Farm in 1901. Left to right: David John, Joe John Jr., Joe John Sr. and Alice John, wife of Joe Sr.

From Glamorgan to Sandown

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140 years ago, the land that became Sandown race track was the home of a Peninsula pioneer family Diana Chown Contributor

The current discussion about the District of North Saanich’s plan to acquire the former Sandown race track property has led some supporters to ask about its history. Few may realize that the land being offered was once included in historic Glamorgan Farm dating back 140 years and was a significant part of the Peninsula’s agricultural economy. Glamorgan Farm of the early 1870s, which stretched north from Mills Road to what is now John Road, was established by

Richard John who bought it with his Cariboo goldfield earnings and named it after his home county in Wales. The farmhouse he and his wife Ann built on the present day Sandown property was one of the earliest of the grand old farmhouses of North Saanich. Once John had acquired the property, Ann and their five children were able to join him on the farm. In the early years, he continued to work his gold field claims, returning each year to farm and arrange finances for his family. In 1878 one of John’s mining

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famous barn and other log buildings still stand became a large chicken operation in 1956. It lasted until 1978 when harness racing began at Sandown and the farm was sold for stabling horses. In 2000, Anny Scoones began 10 years of stewardship on the much reduced land size of eight acres during which she published well-loved stories about her life on Glamorgan Farm. She in turn sold it to a local family in 2011. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

Island-wide parent conference focuses on education Organizers of the fifth annual Vancouver Island Parent Conference expect to attract a record crowd to listen to two rockstars in the world of educational keynote speakers. Martin Brokenleg, expert on the resiliency of children and Stuart Shanker, a York University professor who deals in self-regulation from a neuroscientific perspective, are slated to speak Feb. 11 at Spectrum community school at 957 Burnside Rd. West in Saanich. “We really wanted a conference where parents and teachers could learn together,” said John Bird, president of the Victoria Confederation of Parent

Advisory Councils. “This is really applicable in homes and in classrooms. “Our hope is that parents and teachers become partners in education in a real sense,” said Bird, whose council co-organized the conference. A joint effort with the Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council, last year’s event drew an impressive 225 people, Bird said. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The $75 registration includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to view digital documents. More information is available at vipc.ca.

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Opportunities sky high at aviation career fair Christine van Reeuwyk

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The airport and aviation museum are combining for a high-flying career fair this month. Victoria Airport Authority and the museum are putting on a career day for students to learn about aviation opportunities. “We’re creating a forum that will enable high school students who have an interest in an aviation career to meet employers and educators in the industry,” said Steve Gordon, president of the B.C. Aviation Museum. They’ll co-host the event with sponsors Victoria Airport Authority. “It’s part of the museum asking itself what do we do as a museum that gives back to the community that supports us,” Gordon said. “This is one of

Organizers chose Feb. 18 because it falls near National Aviation Day on Feb. 23.

those things that we thought we could do – make use of our space here and our contacts within the aviation industry.” Educators or employers interested in being a presenter at the fair should contact Henry Ravensdale at 250-477-0205 or email hravensdale@shaw. ca by the end of the month. The event is free for presenters and students and runs Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the B.C. Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd. near the airport. reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

John Lewis works on an aircraft at the B.C. Aviation Museum, the site of a aviation career fair in February. file photo

Sidney hosts summer market scrutiny talk Roundtable comes after criticisms Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

The summer market’s a go for Sidney, assures the mayor. What it may look like is the question. “There will be a market on the main street in 2012. The question really is what will it be, its physical format,” said Mayor Larry Cross. “We are proceeding now to arrange for the discussion with stakeholders.” Earlier this month, council approved in principle, altering the configuration for the popular market that runs down Beacon Avenue on Thursday nights, June through August. The change would only come after consulta-

tion with business stakeholders make sure we do some attendand the Sidney Business Asso- ing to local businesses … [so] ciation, the group that runs the that they view this market in a positive way.” market. That discussion is Susan Simosko of scheduled for Feb. 22 the town’s Community “It’s good from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Development Commisat the Shoal Centre in sion will facilitate gath- for the town. Sidney. It will include ering and compiling The thing is the Chamber of Cominformation until Feb. merce, Sidney Busi8, and then building a there may be ness Association, and focus group. ways we can vendor and citizen repThat group will meet resentatives. to discuss the purpose make it better After that meeting of the market in order for everybody.” council will be in a betto address the issues, – Larry Cross, ter position to enterincluding the layout a request for the of booths on Beacon Sidney mayor tain market to operate, Avenue, the type and Cross said. variety of vendors and “It’s good for the town,” he the entry requirements for those said. “The thing is there may be vendors. “We want it to be an exciting ways we can make it better for and rewarding experience for everybody.” the public,” Cross said, “and reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Taxes can’t prop failing business News that the publicly owned Cedar Hill Golf Course has been bleeding money opened a Pandora’s box for residents around the region. The facility operates at a huge loss covered by Saanich taxpayers, who will eventually have to decide on the fate of Cedar Hill. However, the golf course represents a much bigger issue. The vast majority of people in Greater Victoria acknowledge public subsidies are needed to provide recreational facilities in the interest of the greater good. It’s the reason Peninsula municipalities kicked in for extensive renovations at Panorama Recreation Centre, as well as the growing number of taxpayer-subsidized recreation facilities on the West Shore. One of those is the publicly operated Juan de Fuca golf course, though it is closer to the Oak Bay recreation’s Henderson pitch-and-putt than Cedar Hill’s full-size course. While none are money-makers, the latter will lose upwards of $300,000 this year – a much harder figure to swallow than the $23,000 the Juan de Fuca course will cost West Shore taxpayers. Cedar Hill also has a municipally operated restaurant that is pegged to lose an additional $500,000 this year. The restaurant, open for the past 15 years, will stop serving meals on Feb. 18 as Saanich tries to curtail its losses. Retaining this service as a municipal operation makes little sense and it’s expected the facility will soon be privatized in some manner. Whether the restaurant forces the municipality to re-think its commitment to the golf course itself remains to be seen. Golfing at the Cedar Hill site has a long history, stretching back 80 years. Saanich has done an admirable job of providing an alternative to more expensive privately run courses or the exclusive members-only clubs. For a long time, Cedar Hill served a purpose that was essentially the same as what is offered by skating rinks, swimming pools and leisure centres. These things give the masses access to forms of recreation that, if left to private interests, would be too costly for many. But rec centres, as with parks and public libraries, require subsidies and can’t exist solely on the income from user fees. However, a recent survey suggests Saanichites rank their golf course as among the least popular recreational service paid for by their tax dollars. As difficult as it will be for the passionate supporters of Cedar Hill to accept, it’s time for Saanich council to consider whether the pursuit of golf still merits such subsidies. With so many well-run private courses in the region, there’s simply no reason for taxpayers to prop up an operation if its better days are behind it. 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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Preserving built history is costly nothing as drastic as a subdivision I consider myself a history lover. or at worst, a razing, takes I enjoy reading about the past and place without further discovering interesting discussion. details about the people, The owners of a home places and yes, buildings, with historical, and that over the years have in the eyes of some, become woven into the architectural significance, fabric of our region’s recently defended to Oak story. Bay council their request I have great admiration for a permit to demolish for old buildings that are the house to make room close to their original for new structures on state, or at least relatively their double lot. so, given the necessity Don Descoteau To anyone who has to do earthquake Humble Pie worked hard for the upgrading and add other ability to either build, safety features to an old purchase or redesign the structure. house of their dreams, the strategy, I have little use for buildings or on the surface, would seem a logical homes that cling minimally to the step. initial design, having been added But Oak Bay Heritage onto, covered up or otherwise Commission members argued changed dramatically from their against the action. The house, original design or footprint. which served as a boarding home Should such structures qualify to in the 1920s for St. Michaels School, be on a heritage registry? Perhaps. is an excellent example of the Surely, making radical changes Craftsman style of architecture, disqualifies them from being considered for heritage designation, they said. It is part of an identified neighbourhood of similar style unless the owner plans to restore homes, and is, in their view, in the original exterior. reasonable enough condition to Homeowners often shiver when warrant saving. they believe someone in a position The situation begs the question, of authority considers their home should the owner of an older home a candidate for heritage protection. be permitted to let the house They worry that having their home deteriorate to the point where the identified as such heavily limits cost of upgrading is massive and and controls what they can do to leaves demolition as the primary change it. option? Or does a municipality For heritage designation, that spend money to keep closer watch much can be true. But far fewer on non-registered heritage homes limitations exist for homeowners to head off the possibility of a whose houses are put on a local demolition request? heritage registry. Such a distinction Unless the state of such a house, only means heritage advocates are or the actions of its owner, is keeping an eye on the house so

causing problems for neighbours, there is little a municipality can do to guard against letting a house fall into disrepair. It can prevent the demolition of such homes where it sees a significant heritage threat. But that stance can be tested in court and local governments are often reluctant to commit to spending thousands on legal fees to defend their position. I appreciate that certain people and groups have taken a stand over the years to say our built heritage is important enough to preserve. That said, there needs to be some kind of incentive available to give homeowners with no intention of restoring or preserving their older home a viable alternative to knocking it down or trying to sell an old, run-down fixer-upper. The City of Victoria has had great success with its downtown heritage tax incentive program, which offers commercial building owners a 10-year property tax holiday in exchange for renovating or restoring the structure. Such a strategy could work for residential properties. The bottom line is, preserving heritage doesn’t come without a cost. It’s not as simple as saying a property has historic significance and leaving it at that. Those who argue for the protection of our heritage must somehow find a way to make such a concept a win-win situation. Otherwise, the value of heritage will be decided in the courts, where everyone loses. Don Descoteau is editor of the Oak Bay News. editor@oakbaynews.com

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LETTERS Brentwood speeders need reality check concerning as it is a route for children commuting to the two schools in the area on a narrow road with no sidewalks. I was told at the meeting that traffic calming options would be explored. Has anything happened? Six months later and nothing yet. Brian Watt Brentwood Bay

I noticed that a digital speed reader was installed on Keating Road just before the merge to the southbound lane of the Pat Bay Highway. What does it take to get one of these things on my road? Last summer I attended a Central Saanich council meeting to present my concerns over excessive speeding on Marchant Road. The part of the road between Wallace and West Saanich is most

In the business of Sandown, residents are on the hook Re: Sandown is the business of government (Opinion, Jan. 27) I am not sure why Coun. Celia Stock felt the need to lecture us on the difference between government and business. Unfortunately she ignored the critical difference between the two models: business risks its own money, government risks taxpayers’ money. She states “elected councillors represent the citizens and not their own personal agenda or objectives” when in fact she is clearly using the Opinion page to promote her point of view that the Sandown land proposal is “a rare generational gift which will continue to bring benefits to the community and its citizens far into the future.” I’m guessing her mind is pretty much made up on this issue and she will vote in favour of the Sandown land proposal. Elected officials should not be in the business of choosing who should qualify for public investment. All levels of government are notoriously bad at selecting winners and losers and leaving taxpayers to clean up the mess. Government typically overestimates the value of the investment and underestimates the costs involved to make that investment profitable. The role of elected officials should be to facilitate the process, cut unnecessary red tape and modify or change bylaws or regulations to make it easier for the private sector to do business.

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If the Sandown land proposal is such a good deal then let the professional farmers come in and develop the site, not the taxpayer. Does the projected $700,000 for site preparation include the costs of redirecting the focus of the municipal hall toward this project? Are we going to see additional staff brought on line to manage this operation for the next few years or are other priorities going to languish while everyone gets involved in farming? If Coun. Stock wishes to ensure sustainable agriculture then she should first look at how to cull the deer population as working farmers have requested. Michael Butler North Saanich

Consider selling Sandown land to individual farmers Re: Sandown is the business of government (Opinion, Jan. 27) Coun. Celia Stock’s assessment that “the Sandown lands proposal is the business of government” is a creative approach to sugar-coating the subject. If the aim is to increase local food production and the proposal is not about “socialist experiments,” (huh?) or “state farming,” then give your head a shake. Whoever might “farm” the land has to approach it as a business. Having a social agenda is fine – providing for others is what farmers do – but at the end of the day the farmer has to realize

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Re: PNR revisits its Sandown stance (Our View, Jan. 25) Bravo. Thank you for sorting through and publishing the multitude of opinions on this controversial topic – a difficult job. In the final analysis, may facts prevail. Donnamae Wilson North Saanich

Cowichan development proposal puts Saanich Inlet at risk Saanich Inlet is a jewel. Visitors are enchanted by its breathtaking beauty and wonderful swimming. This is because it is shaped like a bathtub; one of three reverse fjords in the world. It flushes once a year in autumn. These conditions make it biologically rich. Why anyone would think this a good location for industrial development is hard to fathom. So, it’s shocking to see Cowichan Valley Regional District holding a public hearing on rezoning large tracts of the west side of Saanich Inlet (Bamberton lands) from forestry to light industrial. We read in the local paper a decision will be made on Feb. 8. No time for public input. Who is impacted by the proposed major land use change? Have First Nations, regional districts and neighbouring municipalities been consulted? This public hearing was fast tracked and makes a sham of the democratic process. Heather Graham Central Saanich

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Ultra sluggish driver clocked at 5 km/h in 50 zone A very drunk driver was taken off the road in Saanich last Friday night, after being spotted driving erratically on Quadra Street at a speed slower than most pedestrians. At 10 p.m., Saanich police caught up to the vehicle on Quadra Street travelling 5 km/h in a 50 zone. A breath test showed the driver’s blood-alcohol level was 2.5 times the legal limit. The 27-year-old Saanich woman could face criminal charges.

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Dominic Charles, 19, gets his tool belt and alarm clock from one of the TASK program organizers Stu Rhodes during the official launch at Pauquachin on Wednesday.

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nside a slightly renovated Pauquachin community hall, 20 students will build bathrooms this spring. Along the way they will get hands-on experience in seven different trades, from framing to painting in the Trade Awareness, Skills and Knowledge program. “The program was designed to attract vulnerable learners,” said Wendy Walker. The career program teacher with the South Island Distance Education School and Stu Rhodes, who is a career counsellor at Stelly’s secondary school, are the architects of the new program aimed to get those students who “benefit from tangible learning” closer to graduation. For nearly a year they’ve worked on the concept that originally targeted those aged 16 to 25 who for various reasons didn’t succeed in a classroom setting. They wound up with a diverse group aged from 15 to 51, a high contingent of First Nations students and a couple of women. “Some are green as grass,” said Rhodes. “Another worked for 16 years [in the trades] but never did technical training.” The Saanich school district, Camosun College and Pauquachin First Nation, where classes will be held four days a week, are teaming up to deliver the fivemonth TASK program that includes a onemonth practicum in June. “We hope to show them a positive learning experience in the school system,” Rhodes said. At the same time they get credits

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toward graduation and exposure to a possible career choice. The thought of gaining school credits inspired 19-year-old Dominic Charles. “I thought this is a good opportunity to get experience and get a better job. Graduation was looking not good,” he said. “I thought of dropping out, but I just kept trying.” The hands-on situation is ideal for Charles, who described himself as an A student who simply didn’t hand in work. “I really have faith I’ll be able to get through this,” he said. “I learn fast and I work hard when I learn it.” Four days a week will be spent at Pauquachin in something similar to a classroom setting, but with a high hands-on

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component. Students finish the week with job placement on Fridays. “Community-based employers are one of the key partnerships,” Rhodes said. Businesses will take students for a June apprenticeship, with the hope that students will be employable by the end of that month. While it’s not solely an aboriginal based program, it is culturally sensitive. They’ve incorporated a circle time that will include the wisdom of elders, as well as having a trades experienced First Nations assistant in a support role. Mark Henry, 37, sees the multi-generational and multi-racial makeup of the class as another benefit of the program. “All my life my father said we need to educate our non-native friends. I think it’s positive,” he said. “I hope we all do help each other. We all have different personalities. … It’s a great opportunity for everyone.” reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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Bike programs come with new deal

Panorama Recreation Centre staff are building new programs, now that a new partnership with North Saanich parks has been approved. Council said yes to a new policy that lets the rec centre use municipal parks, including the Free Ride bike park on Littlewood Road, for their programs. Staff will soon develop bike programs for rec centre users, which will take advantage of Free Ride Park as early as this summer. “Not only will this partnership increase usage of the bike park, it will also provide meaningful recreation opportunities to the community, which will enhance participants’ quality of life and overall health,” said Claire Erdem, community recreation co-ordinator for Panorama. “In addition to the Free Ride Park, the Peninsula Recreation Commission will now be able to plan and facilitate programs at Dominion Brook Park, which will host various interpretive Elder College programs.”

Panorama front desk gets facelift

Tenders closed last week for work to update Panorama Recreation Centre’s reception area. “The design will make is physically more comfortable to work in that area,” the centre’s general manager Ian Hennigar said at the Peninsula Recreation Commission’s meeting on Jan. 27. “It hasn’t been revised since day one.” The 2011 budget set $50,000 aside for the work. More – about $25,000 – will be necessary in the 2012 budget to pay for the work, including a glassed-in counter that goes straight across, a third turnstile and other improvements. Hennigar hopes work will be complete by the end of February.

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THE ARTS Documentary goes Beyond the Gardens’ Wall Natalie North News staff

Like many West Coast kids, David Gray spent his childhood exploring local shorelines and collecting small artifacts of a time before him. But unlike his curious counterparts, Gray would learn the pottery and glass bottles he recovered from Tod Inlet near Brentwood Bay belonged to a now-vanished immigrant community – the inspiration behind years of research and a new documentary for the filmmaker. Gray became fascinated with the history of Chinese and Sikh workers who once lived in the area now within Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, while labouring in a cement mill and limestone quarry where Butchart Gardens is located today. “Over the years, I would often go out and explore in that same area and found all kinds of treasures: Chinese pottery, bottles and different kinds of remnants from this working man’s community,” said Victoria-raised Gray, who hails from Ottawa. “But I was never able to satisfy my curiosity of who these people were, where they came from and what happened to them when the mill closed.” Gray reveals answers through

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Saanichton teen survives frightening drug reaction

Sending a message ďż˝ Talk to your kids about using drugs. ďż˝ There is no such thing as a bad batch of synthetic drugs, because there is no good batch. Every tablet represents a potentially serious health risk whether that be short term or long term. ďż˝ Producers may use a variety of dangerous chemicals and still sell pills as ecstasy. ďż˝ There is no safe dosage when taking these pills. Even a single use can lead to serious illness or death. ďż˝ These drugs are produced in kitchens, garages, bathrooms and worse. There is no way to know what you are eating when you swallow a tablet. ďż˝ If your kids are at a house party and see they someone in medical distress, they should call 911. It may save a life, like in this incident.

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Local police aren’t sure whether the substance was involved in the Saanichton incident, which police are calling an overdose. “At this point we can’t say if it was PMMA,� Bryant said. “That’s something that could happen if the investigator wants to follow up on that.� Bryant said the investigator in this incident did not take samples of the drug. By press time, officers had not interviewed the man, who was taken to Saanich Peninsula Hospital. His blood was tested in a toxicology test. Other people at the Saanichton party denied ingesting the drug to police. “One [pill or tablet] is bad,� Bryant said. “Because of people’s different makeup, ingesting this drug can affect someone differently than someone else because this ecstasy is made from so many components.�

Source: Central Saanich Police Service and Sidney North Saanich RCMP

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People should be wary of ecstasy. “Ecstasy is a street name not a chemical formula,� Bryant said. “Producers may use a variety of dangerous chemicals and still sell pills as ecstasy.� The Central Saanich Police Service and Sidney North Saanich RCMP are asking parents of teenagers to have a conversation with their kids tonight about the drug. editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

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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. BRENTWOOD L.E.A.D. PRESENTS a showing of The Clean Bin Project on Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centennial Park Baptist Church on Wallace Drive, by donation. See how 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. HOT READS FOR Cold Nights Adult Reading Program at the Sidney North Saanich Library. Read books, write book reviews, and maybe win a prize. Runs to March 17. Free. For more information, call 250656-0944. SIDNEY SINGLE SENIORS 55+ is open to single men and women who are aged 55 and older and to caregivers for a shut-in partner. Call Beacon Community Service at 250-6565537 ext. 106 for more information. SIDNEY STAMP CLUB meets the second Saturday each month at 2 p.m. in the Nell Horth Room of Sidney Public Library.


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GORDON HEAD Bright, clean 2-bdrm. Near UVic, Camosun & bus route. Laundry. NS/NP. $800. inclds util 250-472-2512

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

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PLUMBING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

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

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

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

GARDENING

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

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

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

TAX

250-477-4601 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

DRAFTING & DESIGN DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.

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

CUSTOM PLANER- (Fir, cedar) baseboards, casings, crown molding (any shape). Call (250)588-5920.

DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall.

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

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

CARPENTRY

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

CLEANING SERVICES QUALITY HOUSECLEANER or caregiver, very reliable. Call (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.

ELECTRICAL 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.

FENCING

CONTRACTORS

AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. References, affordable, experienced. Les (250)880-2002.

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

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

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

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS 250.388.3535

20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming, Soil/Mulch (2 cu yd), Hauling. 250-479-6495 PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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.

A1 -DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, repairs, gutter guard, power washing, window washing, roof de-mossing. Free no obligation est. 250-889-5794.

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

HOME REPAIRS HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/kitchen reno’s and accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23 years.

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SUMMIT SERVICES. Total property services. Including certified Irrigation & Landscaping, Site Maintenance inside and out. See what everyone is talking about! 250-883-1041. james@summitirrigation.ca

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

LANDSCAPING

PAINTING 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.

SAFEWAY PAINTING

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

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

AURICLE LAWNS- Hedge, tree pruning, winter clean, pwr wash, snow rmvl. 882-3129

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades & maintenance. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.

JAKE’S RAKE & CO. Hedges tree pruning, gutters & much much more. (250)217-3589.

TOP NOTCH PAINTINGOver 25yrs exp. Interior/Exterior, Residential Reliable, Reasonable and Friendly Service. Call Brad 250-580-5542.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

Peacock Painting

HANDYPERSONS Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

I’VE GOT a truck. I can haul. Reasonable rates, so call. Phil 250-595-3712.

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.

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961 HIRE-A-HUSBAND, 250-5144829. Specialize in bath/kitchen reno’s and accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23 years. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: denisifix@gmail.com

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

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

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

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.

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

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

TREE SERVICES LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

UPHOLSTERY

UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.

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

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NEEDS mine.

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.


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Route 6543 - Amity Dr. (odd), Aldous Terr. (odd&even), Ebor Terr. (odd&even) Route 6544 - Amity Dr. (odd), Bexley Terr. (odd&even), Bourne 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)

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Route 6218 - Hermwood Rd., Mt. Newton X Rd., Sloping Pines, Jovi Rd. Route 6221 -Panaview Heights, Veyaness Rd. (odd&even), Stellys X Rd., East Saanich Rd.

SIDNEY Route 6437 - Oakville Ave. (odd&even), Eighth St., Seventh St., Sixth St., Orchard St. (even), Fifth St. (even)

Call... Arlene 250-656-1151

Crossword ACROSS 1. Sections of a play 5. Staff musical notation 9. Rock TV channel 12. Afrikaans 13. Especially pungent pepper 14. Macaws 15. Short soloist song 16. Largest S.A. country 17. Auto 18. Resembling a rope 19. Old Italian money 20. Arugula genus 22. Huskier 24. Pre-Roman Europeans 25. Metal shackles 26. Arabian overgarments 27. University of Dayton 28. Member of U.S. Navy building battalion

31. Inflexible 33. Ancient Persian provincial governor 34. Article 35. Fallow deer 36. Barefaced 39. Small African antelope 40. Lower leg protectors 42. Poisonous hemlock alkaloid (alt. sp.) 43. Noah-like ships 44. Arabic word for miracle/sign 46. Social insect 47. Bast fibers come from it 49. Early TV comedian Imogene 50. Sheltered side 51. Stain for studying cell structures 52. Robin’s Friar 53. Contribute to

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54. Glowing sign gas 55. Greek portico DOWN 1. Oil obtained from flowers 2. Chocolate alternative 3. Formosan capital 4. Dragon killer 5. Trout-like fish (alt. sp.) 6. Ms. Minelli 7. NY Quarterback __ Manning 8. Folder storage 9. Sunspots 10. Nerve pathways 11. Spanish units of length 13. Shouts out 16. Restricts vision 21. Pear-shaped medieval fiddle 23. Writing implement 28. Tree juice

29. Spanish be 30. Reversion 31. Metrical units 32. 6th note 33. Like an angel in goodness 35. Spoke in a monotone 36. Old _____ bucket 37. Responds to 38. Trial run 39. 34470 40. Crease between leg and abdomen 41. _____ and Venzetti 43. Too 45. Maori war dance 48. Work the soil

email your beefs or bouquets to editor@peninsulanewsreview.com


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