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s they stomp up to the red farmhouse door, mud clinging to their boots, Ed and Sue talk fences. They’ll need to install a barrier on the farm soon, maybe today. The pigs and ducks have already been fed. Hours earlier, Ed awoke in his bed – in a bedroom – including pillow, blanket, and a bathroom nearby. It’s an average life, quite normal for most. But for Ed, it’s a far cry from what his life has looked like these past two years. He had just started a new carpentry job when a rung of the ladder snapped beneath him. Ed, then 56, fell and his foot broke. “I was out of work,” he says. “I had just started a job. An hour into the job the step on the ladder broke.” PLEASE SEE: Trading places, page A3

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A father’s plea Frazer Smith Sr. explains how the totem pole marking his son’s grave was lifted and stolen from a cemetery on West Saanich Road. The Tsartlip father is appealing to the community to help locate the six foot tall totem. See the story, page A6 and the video online at

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CS council sees sign of ‘archaic’ bylaw Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Council won’t contravene its own sign bylaw to promote council meetings, but will consider another form of signage. “The one thing we can always improve on is communication,” said Coun. Carl Jensen, applauding the intent of the suggestion. “We then butt up against the sign bylaw. … It’s not appropriate to have a sign bylaw in place that we would then go and contravene ourselves. I would only be comfortable doing it if the rest of the community could as well.” Resident Bob Thompson, who was a councillor in the district from 2002 to 2008, suggested renting or buying mobile signs to promote council meetings and other events in well-travelled areas. While the signage bylaw prohibits the mobile signs in the community, the municipality itself is exempt from those rules. Coun. Zeb King suggested the limit on signs is an

obstacle to public participation in municipal meetings. “I’d be supportive of giving this an opportunity to see if this increases [public participation],” King said. Mayor Alastair Bryson suggested the fire hall planned for West Saanich Road could be a good place to look at developing an esthetically pleasing sign incorporated into the design. “We’re looked to as being the example for the municipality,” Bryson said. “It’s a very good location for informing our community.” Coun. Adam Olsen suggested the sign bylaw may be hindering businesses in the community. “Maybe there are issues with the signage bylaw all the way around,” said Coun. Adam Olsen. “We do have a sign bylaw that needs to be revamped,” agreed Coun. Terry Siklenka. The sign bylaw in Central Saanich is “archaic” according to district planner Hope Burns. She expects to create a report for council in the next few weeks.


Big box bylaw discussed March 21

They bylaw to remove size limits for business in the Keating X Road area will head to a March 21 public hearing after passing first and second reading at council Monday night. The bylaw will remove policy 3 In the Keating Cross Road Arterial Commercial area. That policy said only a limited range of retail uses would be per-

mitted so the area does not compete with Saanichton and Brentwood Bay, and no single use retail over 53,800 square feet would be considered. The public hearing is scheduled for March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the fire training centre at 1903 Mount Newton X Rd.

Densification feedback requested by CS About 150 people attended

the public open house on densification in Central Saanich on Feb. 18. For those who couldn’t get to municipal hall that day, the presentation materials and feedback forms are online at – under District Projects click on Residential Densification Study. Drop filled forms at the hall, 1903 Mount Newton X Rd. or fax to 250-652-4737. Deadline for input is March 5.


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Trading places FOR THE PAST month, Ed has lived comfortably in the farmhouse at Woodwynn Farms. Meanwhile Woodwynn’s executive director Richard Leblanc lives unshaven and cold in Ed’s van, in downtown Victoria, since Feb. 14. It’s part of Journey to the Edges 2012. Leblanc pledges to live off $310 a month until three goals are attained: 2,012 people write letters to Central Saanich council in support of Woodwynn, 2012 people donate to Woodwynn’s 99 cents/day campaign and a man named Todd, who walked off the farm and back onto the streets, is found.

Ed’s hands once helped build multimillion dollar homes, but an injury two years ago left him jobless and homeless. Erin Cardone News staff

Leblanc pushes discussion, support for rural rehab

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For now, Woodwynn’s wooden farmEditor’s note: Ed is an alias, used to protect house painted white with the red door is the identity of the man in this story. home. On the livingroom couch, beneath framed words such as “love” and “respect,” Continued from page A1 Ed pauses from his story, looking down to hide the tears that streak his cheeks, then Next, the hydro was cut off in the house continues in broken sentences. he rented. Then he was homeless, living “Being here on Woodwynn Farms, it’s from his white Chevrolet van, usually in awesome. Such nice people. I can’t thank Brentwood Bay, the community he’s called them enough. House. Warmth. I can cook home for 27 years. and just the people themselves. Awesome. For Ed, trading homes with Woodwynn Their hearts are so big. executive director Richard Leblanc, who “I don’t know what I’d be doing. Still livnow sleeps in Ed’s van is about awareness ing in my van, going to the of homelessness, how homelibrary all day long, then less people are treated, the wait for the sun to set so I importance of Woodwynn can park. That way nobody and the unavailability of On Monday, Feb. 20, Ed harasses you. jobs. He has no criminal was invited to Mark’s “Ah man. I do not recomrecord and no addiction Work Wearhouse in mend it to anybody, living issues. He wants people to Sidney. out there.” know that homelessness There, staff put $500 Two years of homelessexists on the Peninsula – not worth of work clothes ness in the van he shared just downtown. into his cart. with his shaggy 16-year-old “There’s more homeless The owner, Doug dog Kye, reshaped Ed. people out there than you Bateman told Ed, “We’re “It made me a better peractually think. … They want your neighbours and this son because now I know to live just like you do, but is what neighbours do.” the answers I didn’t know they just don’t get a chance. before,” he says with a little This thing at Woodwynn is bitterness. “When you look such a good thing for everyat somebody don’t judge body, but in [Central Saanhim by what he does. You can’t judge a ich] they say, ‘Not in my back yard.’ Open book by its cover. There’s some really nice up your eyes and give your head a shake.” people out there on the street. Some of it is Calls to potential employers have turned their choosing and some of it is not.” out fruitless for the carpenter. At 58, he’s too old to be in demand.

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Richard Leblanc shook for five hours after his first night spent in a van. Since then, he’s learned some tricks to keep warm, the most important being to acquire a foamy to buffer him from the cold of his bed – really a wooden platform balanced on plastic storage crates. “It’s a huge learning curve. … The pressing questions are where do I sleep tonight and how do I feed myself on this budget [the equivalent of a social assistance cheque]?” said the executive director Woodwynn Farms and the Creating Homefulness Society.

On Feb. 14, Leblanc embarked on what he calls Journey to the Edges and what his critics call a publicity stunt to promote his proposal to convert a farm in Central Saanich into a therapeutic community for Victoria’s homeless. Publicity is certainly one of Leblanc’s goals. His decision to live out of the van on $310 per month has won him plenty of media attention. The question now is how to keep his message in the media, as his cold days turn into weeks and possibly months.

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opportunity here because you’re not seeking a developer of this site to come to you to say here’s a proposal for this site,” Milburn said to council. “We’re coming to ask for some community guidance on development options here. What we’re seeking or Erin Cardone what we’re seeing is around 130 News staff units of attainable housing.” The early plans are based on Early plans for a multi-family, workforce housing development public feedback received at a pair need more input from the com- of consultations already – one in February 2009 and munity, its presentanother in November ers told Sidney coun“We’re 2011. They also stem cil Monday. In their presenta- coming to ask for from desires from tion to Sidney coun- some community the town’s official community plan and cil, Saanich school guidance on the Capital Regional district facilities District, which each director Kim Milburn development hope to see affordand school board options here.” able workforce houschair Wayne Hunter ing on the site, for said they’d like more – Kim Milburn, families with annual information from the director of incomes around public, on what is facilities $65,000. Preliminary appropriate for the site of the old North Saanich sketches show townhouses on middle school, located in Sid- the north side of the 4.5 acre site, along White Birch Road and ney. “You are in a very unique medium to high density multi-

family buildings to the south, at Resthaven Drive. “The lower density that the neighbourhood is seeking is really in [conflict] with that model and with developers to move in to provide some enhancements to the CRD housing agreement,” Milburn said. He added the multi-family buildings could be up to four storeys high, a detail opposed by Mayor Larry Cross and Coun. Melissa Hailey. Randy Humble, director of development services and acting chief administrative officer, said the allowable density under the OCP is 118 units on the site, but council can add “bonus density” if they wish. Council voted to receive the information. The school district will hold open houses to collect input from residents and release a request for proposals for site designs that reflect the financial, affordability and energy efficiency requirements they see on the development.

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a revised design for the parkade will be presented in May. The first meetings are set for March 8 (Lambrick Park secondary, 4139 Torquay Dr., 5 to 8 p.m.); March 10 (St. Aidan’s United Church,

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Province’s overhaul of seniors care underway Tom Fletcher Black Press

Nine individuals and one organization were honoured at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards ceremony Tuesday for their volunteerism, dedication and achievement. Among them, some familiar household names. Former Sidney councillor and 2012 Hearts of the Community Award winner for lifetime service, Jeannette Hughes won the alumni award for her work in the community. Former Oak Bay mayor Christopher Causton was selected for his work at the Capital Regional District, during which time he helped to bring about the popular Park’s Levy and E&N Rail Trail. Climate scientist Andrew Don Denton/News staff Weaver took home a University of University of Victoria professor Andrew Weaver speaks after Victoria award. The professor at being announced as the co-winner of the UVic Community the School of Earth and Ocean Sci- Leadership Award at the Victoria Leadership Awards in the ences has been a lead author for Fairmont Empress Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom. Weaver shared the UN Intergovernmental Panel the award with colleague Mary Ellen Purkis. Below: Former on Climate Change ongoing scien- Sidney councillor and accessibility advocate, Jeannette tific assessments. Hughes. Kathy Stinson, executive director of Victoria Cool Aid Society, was honoured by the United Way of Greater Victoria. Leanna Hill won the Vancity Youth Award for her work as youth program co-ordinator with Volunteer Victoria. She co-authored UNESCO’s Youth Engagement in National Commissions Toolkit, used internationally as a model of youth engagement. Other award recipients are: Mary Ellen Purkis, Bruce Williams, Sherry LeBlanc and the Pacific Centre Family Services Association. Earlier this month, Naz Rayani was announced as the winner of the lifetime achievement award.

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Tsartlip totem stolen from son’s grave site Father distraught over missing carving Erin Cardone News staff

The totem that marks the gravesite of Frazer Smith Sr.’s late son is missing. “It meant a lot to the family and it’s something that at least when we go by the cemetery we could see the totem pole and say hi, remember the good memories we had with our late brother, nephew, son,� he said. Sometime overnight on Feb. 21, the totem carved by Frazer Joe Smith Jr.’s cousin disappeared from the little cemetery at the Tsartlip First Nation. At nearly six feet tall, it is topped by an eagle, with a kneeling man underneath, playing a stick game. It is stained a dark brown. “[My nephew] came out one day and he started carving it,� Smith Sr. said. “The plan was to sell it, but my late son passed away so he finished it and gave it to my daughter.� Though Smith Jr., an athlete, died 10 years ago at age 30, his family and friends held a ceremony three months ago and replaced his grave marker with the carving. “We had a little ceremony down there, with some offerings to our ancestors and previous friends and relatives who aren’t with us,� Smith Sr. said. “It became a priceless thing

because it represented someone who everyone was really close to.â€? Sidney North Saanich RCMP are investigating the theft, which they call “disturbing.â€? “The marker is quite large and heavy, and required three to four men to put in place,â€? said Cpl. Chris Swain. “The monetary value of the marker is over $5,000, but that is secondary to the sentimental and emotional value it holds to the family. The Sidney North Saanich RCMP continue to investigate this disturbing theft and are seeking assistance from the public in returning this important piece to the family.â€? “To have something like this taken from us, you see it in other cemeteries downtown ‌ you never think it will come here,â€? Smith said. “We thought those days were gone when people take things from our grave sites and burial sites. When it comes to family you don’t realize how much it hurts.â€? Anyone with information on the carved totem is asked to call Const. Dan Steffes at 250-656-3931 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Early signs of Alzheimer’s focus of university study Call for volunteers attracts interest Ryan Flaherty News staff

A University of Victoria study aimed at identifying early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease has drawn strong interest from willing volunteers who want to help fight the deadly form of dementia. Researchers are trying to determine what constitutes a normal level of decline in memory and thinking abilities, and whether that decline can be prevented in people at risk of the disease. Since putting out a call for participants late last month, the university has received at least 120 applications for 50 to 60 available spots in the study. Dubbed ProjectSMART, the study will see participants between the ages of 65 and 80 randomly split into two groups and taking part in a series of classes. One group will focus on psycho-education – information on how the brain changes with age, what’s normal and how to han-

dle the frustrations that go along with those changes. The other group will be given mindfulness training, which teaches subjects how to stay in the moment through things like meditation and yoga. “There’s a fairly rapidly growing amount of research that shows that people who practise meditation – this type of meditation, at least, in a very serious way – show very positive brain changes in terms of structure and function,� said Colette Smart, the assistant professor in UVic’s department of psychology who is leading the study. According to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., more than 70,000 British Columbians are currently living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. With an aging population, that number could more than double within the next 25 years. Those numbers mean the importance of early detection – before obvious symptoms appear on standard tests – continues to grow. Smart hopes the study will eventually help researchers develop tests and measurements that are more sensitive to early risk factors, allowing clinical

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practitioners to better identify them when older adults begin to observe changes in their thinking abilities. “Having interventions like these, if people can do them early and intensively, then it may be a protective factor for later cognitive decline, regardless of whether they’re at risk for Alzheimer’s or not,� Smart said. The study will begin in April once the number of applicants has been whittled down. Once the eight weeks of classes are complete, participants will be monitored for three months. Smart wants to see the research develop into a larger-scale pilot study that would follow subjects over a three- to five-year period.

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Concert marks pair of celebrations at Shady Creek Church’s 150th, Black History Month feted with Louise Rose production Erin Cardone News staff

One of the Island’s oldest churches will celebrate two landmark events with a special concert, courtesy of Louise Rose, this Sunday. “It’s almost a no brainer,” Rose said of her involvement. “I’m one of the people who has benefitted from the work of the Alexanders – those were the founders

of Shady Creek.” Shady Creek United Church in Central Saanich was founded in 1862 by Charles and Nancy Alexander, a pair of black settlers and farmers who arrived in 1858 aboard the steam ship Oregon, from San Francisco. With no United church in the area, farmers asked Charles Alexander to build one. Being a “busy body,” as his great-granddaughter says, he obliged. “Charles, he was a go-getter,” said Karen Alexander Hoshal. “If anything needed doing, he was there to get it done.” Like many of the early black settlers, the Alexanders “came at the invitation of Sir James Douglas, who was half black himself. He needed more settlers to come down to the [Island],” Alexander Hoshal said. Nancy, for her part, initiated the Lakehill Women’s Institute. Those early black settlers were encouragement to Rose, who immigrated to Canada from Norristown, Penn. 38 years ago. “Had they not been there, I might not be here either,” she said. “There

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Charles and Nancy Alexander founded Shady Creek United Church, which turns 150 this year.

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have been many many incidents of whose shoulders I stand on. It’s those who come before me. They had some kind of vision. What kind of person decides to settle in Saanich in 1850, really? That’s absolutely incredible.” Rose’s concert on Sunday not only celebrates the church’s 150th anniversary, but also Black History Month, which falls in February. Its intent is to entertain, but also to educate. Alexander Hoshal said many people aren’t aware of the black influence in the Peninsula’s history. “No kidding – I spent my entire year trying to talk to organizations and schools, trying to teach them about it. The British wanted to dominate. They eradicated any other culture. The Chinese had a huge influence on this area and they are being ignored as well.” The concert, which borrows the talent of about 60 students from Spectrum community school who will perform Hairspray including an orchestra. Rose plays Motor Mouth Maybelle in the production. The Victoria Children’s Choir will perform “Hymn to Freedom” by Oscar Peterson, and the Victoria Good News Choir, Shady Mountain and the Louise Rose Trio will also perform. It starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the church, 7820 Central Saanich Rd. Tickets, $15, are available at Cadboro Bay Book Company, Ivy’s Book Shop, Larsen Music, Long and McQuade, Tanner’s Books and at the door. For more information, call 250658-1946 or email

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Shady Creek United Church in Central Saanich turns 150 this year and is celebrating Black History Month with a special concert by Louise Rose and students from Spectrum community school.


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Restraint-style budget hurts Restraint has become a way of life for many Capital region families who have seen their household costs rise while incomes fail to keep pace. So it should have come as no surprise that restraint was the word of the day when the B.C. government handed down its budget Tuesday. There were few frills in the document delivered by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, one that promised to return the province’s books to the black by 2013-14, just in time for the next provincial election. Falcon’s budget promises to hold the line on program spending, freeze public-sector wages and sell off $700 million in provincial assets to begin to dig their way out. While the Liberal government is taking steps to get a handle on the province’s deficit – forecast at $969 million for the coming fiscal year – Capital region families will have to tighten their belts just a little bit more. MSP premiums will rise for the fourth time since the 2009 election. The newest hit of four per cent, beginning in 2013, will take about $60 a year out of the pockets of a family of three or more. The budget delivered little, however, to stimulate the province’s fragile economy or open the door to the workforce for the unemployed. A $10,000 tax break for first-time homebuyers is only for new homes, providing little help to young couples cobbling their pennies together to get into the housing market – an even tougher challenge in the Greater Victoria market. And a $1,000 home renovation tax credit is only available to seniors. Eliminating those conditions for the tax breaks could have helped strengthen the softening housing market and opened up jobs in the construction sector. The move to transition B.C. from the harmonized sales tax back to the PST left the minister with some tough choices to make. This budget makes it clear Falcon wants to get those decisions out of the way now, saving the good news for next year’s pre-election budget. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: 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


Unwelcoming gateway to the west slowing traffic for cars. The new Ever tried cycling across the Bay light at Harbour and Esquimalt Street bridge? If not, let me tell you, roads aggravated the problem. it’s terrifying. Drivers rerouted to the Passing a cyclist on the Bay Street bridge, slowing narrow bridge is no easy down traffic there as well. feat as a driver, either. And then there’s the Walking is only slightly dreadful possibility that better. The bridge’s the deteriorating Johnson solitary sidewalk, pressed Street vehicle bridge will up against fast-moving suffer the same fate as the traffic on the span’s south rail bridge. side, makes for a pretty The city is counting unpleasant stroll. on it lasting until 2016, The result of all this unfriendly infrastructure Roszan Holmen when the new bridge is expected to be is easy to see. 11th Hour completed, but I’m not Almost nobody crosses Musings confident. the bridge unless they’re For all of these reasons, sitting comfortably in I was a bit crushed to see the City a vehicle. That’s especially true of Victoria back away from its plan after dark. Add the slightly seedy to add a cantilevered multi-use trail elements of Rock Bay’s industrial to the Bay Street bridge, known park to the fact there are zero formally as the Point Ellice bridge. witnesses in sight and you’ve got a The project had been slotted into no-go zone. the city’s draft capital budget All of these factors flashed for 2011. This week, the updated through my mind the day the City of Victoria announced it was closing budget document shows it has been pushed it back to 2016. the rail portion of the Johnson It’s bad news for me as a Vic West Street Bridge due to an unexpected resident. But I think it also fails to level of structural decay. acknowledge the importance of the The out-of-the-blue closure back bridge as one of only two routes to in April changed the dynamics the downtown for the city’s fastestof rush-hour traffic quite a bit for growing neighbourhood. the 22,000 folks in Vic West and Two major ongoing developments Esquimalt, and many more from flank the Bay Street bridge’s west points further west. entrance. Both cater to a bikeIt forced all cyclists onto the friendly demographic and market Johnson Street vehicle bridge,

“Almost nobody crosses the bridge unless they’re sitting comfortably in a vehicle. That’s especially true after dark. Add the slightly seedy elements of Rock Bay’s industrial park to the fact there are zero witnesses in sight and you’ve got a no-go zone.” their location as an easy walk or cycle to the downtown, and yet, the nearest bridge doesn’t accommodate these trips. There’s a cheeky map of Victoria circulating on social media. It divides the city into quadrants based on common stereotypes. “Hippies” live in the Fernwood area, the “Old, sick and dying” cluster in the Rockland area, and James Bay is dubbed “Gay Bay.” Vic West takes the moniker “Island of Poverty.” That’s not entirely accurate. Vic West has improved a lot over the decades, but only very slowly. I’m not surprised Esquimalt and Vic West have had a hard time shedding these stereotypes. A welcoming gateway to the west would totally change the perception of these areas.

‘The city is counting on the Johnson Street bridge lasting until 2016.’

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LETTERS Big box: risks in store for local food producers Re: Beckoning the big box (News, Feb. 17) Reading the report on the issues surrounding the looming presence of a big box store in our area, I was pleased to see the balanced responses to the situation on the part of our Central Saanich council. Please keep thinking clearly and fairly about this. The one thing I would like to remind all of our residents about is the case for our regional economy. We as a population in our area produce a finite amount of money amongst ourselves over time. This finite amount

of money is what we all have in common to work with. The more we have to work with, the better. How we spend our money determines how healthy and viable our regional economy remains. When we spend our money with locally owned businesses it is fair to say more of our money stays within our region – depending on the nature of the local business. Locally produced foods purchased from locally owned retailers is a slam dunk example of successful regional-multiplier economics. The money stays within our region and goes around and around. Imported

consumer goods are another matter. Try not to buy something from Asia and you’ll see what I mean. Even Harley Davidson motorcycles have Chinese components. So if we are buying imported goods anyway, why not buy them from a big box store and save money? If the big box store was locally owned it would be less of an issue. If the big box store paid living wages that could support a mortgage and send kids to college and contribute to retirement security – terrific. But big box stores don’t do that. The money leaves our

region. Local businesses are disadvantaged by crippling competition. Our tax base is left with only big box taxes and wages to show for the drain on our money. What do big box stores sell that local stores cannot sell you? Nothing, really. If you ask Fairway or the Co-op for big packages of soap, toilet tissue, pork-chops, giant bottles of salsa etc., they can get them. If there is sufficient demand they can get them at a discount. Do we ask? Or do we wait until someone from out of town shows up and just presents them for our consumption?

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I take exception to advertisements sporting the heron and using an information website, www. northsaanichcouncil. ca. Since this is actually the website of Team North Saanich, I feel the use of the word council could be construed as intentionally misleading. I would ask readers to consider the official District of North Saanich website, www.northsaanich. ca where ongoing staff reports and a complete preliminary budget for the Sandown proposal are readily available. Perhaps, a re-read of Mayor Alice Final’s letter in the Jan. 25 Peninsula News Review and, to be fair, Coun. Dunstan Browne’s letter in the same issue, would be worth considering. Which of these letters is presenting facts and which is using fear tactics and innuendo to present a case? Donnamae Wilson North Saanich

Booze in theatres bad idea Why do the B.C. Liberals need more booze revenue? Rich Coleman, our bright energy and mines minister, appears to now be looking for a new venue to create

more alcoholics. Movie theatres. For the first time in Canadian history, B.C. Liberals passed tough drinking and driving laws. But the minute pub owners complained, Coleman started to try to make it easier for drinkers. Now we have a law that allows people to drink until 4 a.m. but that’s not enough. Coleman thinks of another plan: let’s attract people to the movies by letting them buy booze. It’s bad enough allowing this debauchery at sports events. How can we possibly expect the next generation to see how harmful alcohol can be if its made to look so great? As the days go by, it’s obvious to me, a taxpayer, that the B.C. Liberals will do anything to get elected. They do not care about families or victims of drinking drivers. We get asked to help the homeless, the drug addicts, troubled teens, pregnant teens, but nothing will change as long as we have a government that does not care and encourages more drinking. Just look at the riot downtown Vancouver, just because the Canucks did not win. That stupidity was caused by booze. I think Rich Coleman and his minions need to go. Eileen Nattrass Saanichton

Greater Victoria’s gas prices have been going crazy since June 2011, when the “all stations at the same fixed price” regime ended. Since then, prices have fluctuated wildly. Since the new year, it has been one brand driving both ends of the market – Chevron stations are usually the first to drop the price a little each day, and they are also usually the brand to crank the price up in a massive jump. Case in point on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Chevron put the price lower to 103.9 at 8 a.m., but at 9 a.m. they jumped up 20 cents to 123.9. Now the prices will dribble slowly downward again for the next week or so. An absurd marketing strategy indeed. Area drivers seem not to know what to do with such prices, but the strategy seems simple enough – never fill up when the price has just gone up. Simply wait for it to come down again in a week or so, and fill up then (buy only $10 if you need some in the meantime). Roel Hurkens Victoria

Bill C-30 a blight to privacy The proposed legislation that Vic

Toews has brought to parliament that will allow warrantless wiretapping of law abiding citizens is absolutely disgusting, beyond the pale and smacks of fascism. The fact that he has compared opposers of the bill to sympathizers of pedophiles and child molesters is unconscionable in the extreme. The right to privacy is in our constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms and this is an attack on our fundamental rights as Canadians. True patriots must stop this invasive and totalitarian nonsense before these traitors ruin our nation. Freedom of speech and privacy is our birthright as Canadians and no amount of smearing of the populace will stop that. To slide this rubbish into law under the guise of child protection is so utterly deceitful and slimy it boggles the mind. My grandfathers fought against this kind of fascism and are rolling in their graves. Gary Parker Victoria

of opportunity for our children? Children in highincome homes receive tutoring help outside of school time if they are having difficulties with math or reading or writing; children in lowincome homes who have these difficulties do not. And since the provincial government does not target funding to hire teaching aides to help children with special needs, parents without surplus income to pay for out-of-school tutoring know that their children’s chances of improving their lot in life are very slim. What does this do for their children’s morale and motivation? Starla Anderson Saanich

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Georgette Kyle 1919 - 2012

Kyle, Georgette, Peacefully at Mt. Tolmie Hospital, Victoria BC. on February 19, 2012. Marie Rolande Georgette (nee: Brunet) of Sidney, BC at the age of 92 years. Loving mother of Roland Selby and his wife Kristin of Tsawassen, Lorne Selby and his wife Sylvia Graves of Kelowna, Jamie Selby of Saanich. Grandmother to Cathy, Rhonda, Todd and Julie. Great grandmother to Tina, Racquel, Kiana and Jordan. Predeceased by the love her of life, husband Gordon Selby, daughter Sharon Ganderton, grandson Captain Miles Selby and Don Kyle. A celebration luncheon will be held from 11:00am-1:00pm, February 26, 2012 at Beechwood Village, 2315 Mills Road, Sidney BC. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or Amnesty International.



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Our Island spends an average of $5.35 billion per year on food. Approximately 15 per cent of that is available from locally produced foods. Do the math. After paying local overhead that is still a staggering amount of our money that we will never see again unless it comes back in the pockets of tourists. And the next year the same again. We have to come up with more fresh money to buy imported food. Think about it carefully. The power is in the pockets of each of us. We make a difference by the choices we make. Brian Trotto Central Saanich

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Last year, 46,000 guages that can be found online at www. went to a discount T-Shirts were sold It doesn’t have to happen.’ and this year we store, where they Net proceeds benefit the CKNW bought 50 pink hope to sell 60,000. Orphans’ Fund in support of the Boys shirts and tank tops Tuckwell and & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. Boys to wear to school others emphasize & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC: BGC the next day. They that the pink shirt programs foster self-esteem, social enalso went online to is secondary to gagement, academic success, inclusion, round up support raising awareacceptance, respect for self and others, for their anti-bullying cause, which they ness about bullying and getting people and connection to community – all dubbed a “sea of pink.” involved. of which are key elements of bullying It worked. The next day, dozens of stuB.C. is no stranger to tragedy related prevention. CKNW Orphans’ Fund: The dents were outfitted with the discount to bullying.From Surrey’s 14-year-old CKNW Orphans’ Fund is committed shirts, but even better – hundreds of Hamed Nastoh, who jumped off the to enhancing the lives of children with students showed up wearing their own Patullo Bridge and killed himself after physical, mental and social challenges pink clothes, some from head to toe. leaving a note behind blaming the conliving in BC communities. The fund The bullies were reportedly never heard stant bullying he endured at school, to includes children who are bullied under from again. Mission’s Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14, who the scope of the funds work, because This year, Feb. 29 is Pink Shirt Day in committed suicide by hanging herthese children will need extra support B.C. and other parts of Canada, an anself after relentless bullying, there are for their development. nual anti-bullying event that started countless told and untold stories that after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. Q Has trouble sleeping or has frequent Possible warning signs that a child The need for awareness and action bad dreams is being bullied include: against bullying remains as strong as Q Experiences a loss of appetite ever, say those involved in the pink Q Appears anxious and suffers from low Q Comes home with torn, damaged, or missing event, including local radio station self-esteem pieces of clothing, books, or other belongings CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Q Has unexplained cuts, bruises, and scratches Possible warning signs that a child may Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Q Has few, if any friends, with whom he or she be a bully include: Drugs, where people can buy the official spends time Q Positive views towards violence ‘Bullying Stops Here’ pink shirts for Q Seems afraid of going to school, walking Q Often aggressive towards adults – including 2012. to and from school, riding the school bus, or teachers or parents taking part in organized activities with peers “Awareness of what bullying is and unQ Marked need to control and dominate others (such as clubs) derstanding that it hurts is important,” and situations Q Takes a long, “illogical” route when walking says Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Q Boy bullies tend to be physically stronger to or from school Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn than their peers Q Has lost interest in school work or suddenly Tuckwell. Q Hot-tempered, impulsive, easily frustrated begins to do poorly in school “It isn’t just a rite of passage. It doesn’t Q Often test limits or break rules Q Appears sad, moody, teary, or depressed Q Good at talking their way out of difficult have to happen. And it’s relevant to evwhen he or she comes home situations eryone, whether in school, after school Q Complains frequently of headaches, Q Show little sympathy toward others who are or in the workplace.” stomachaches, or other physical ailments bullied According to, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4 to 6 have been bullied and apFor more information and resources on bullying: proximately one in 10 children have • lied others, while a 2004 study published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics • found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying. It is important to recognize what bullying is, and that it happens in many


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Sidney cyclist plans ride for life Tim Earl to bike from Vancouver to Seattle for cancer fundraiser Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Tim Earl is gearing up for the 2012 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The Sidney man looks forward to the camaraderie and meeting likeminded people whose lives have been touched by cancer as he will be joined by thousands of men and women who share one thing in common: the desire to make a difference. Riders will travel more than 200 kilometres from Vancouver to Seattle for two days on June 16 and 17. “Three years ago my wife Susan lost her younger sister to cancer. Amber was very close to our family and the loss was devastating for all

of us,” he said. “The decision to take part in this ride was a way to honour her memory and continue to fight for a cure for cancer.” Each rider must raise a minimum of $2,500 to participate. Funds raised during the fourth annual Ride to Conquer Cancer support cancer research, treatment and the discovery of new therapies. “The more I read about the whole idea of it all, how directly you can pick – you can decide which division [of cancer research] your money goes to,” he said, “I just thought it was a really worthwhile event.” It also drew him back to an activity he’d enjoyed in his youth. “I had a bike sitting there collecting dust. … It’s something I really enjoy doing anyway,” Earl said. “I think next year I’d like to do it as a team.” To donate to Earl, visit www. For more information, or to donate directly, email cycle2fundraise@

We want to help you celebrate your birthday or milestone, too Erin Cardone News staff

It’s a milestone many don’t achieve – 100 years of existence is something worth celebrating. This year, the Peninsula News Review is feting its centenary, but we know we’re not the only ones. To join us in ringing in this occasion, the newspaper is looking for other businesses celebrating their 100th year on the Peninsula – or other milestone anniversaries. We’d also love to hear from families who have been instrumental in the history of the Saanich Peninsula. The News Review hopes to celebrate its birthday by highlighting the achievements of others that have contributed to life in our corner of the Island. Please send your business, organization or family’s story, along with contact information, to editor Erin Cardone, at editor@peninsulanewsreview. com, or mail or deliver your story to 6-9843 Second St., Sidney, BC, V8L 3C7.


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Order of Canada inductee makes poetic appearance Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

There’s more to poetry than red roses and blue violets. It’s a craft North Saanich poet Lorna Crozier has been honing for four decades and she plans to share her expertise with a Peninsula audience. Crozier, a recent recipient of the Order of Canada, will speak on Why Poetry Matters in an event to raise money for scholarships for young women

across the Peninsula. “I’m going to go into why I think poetry shouldn’t be just pushed aside as something most people don’t pay attention to or are afraid of and talk about it being the language of the heart and the soul,” Crozier said. There’s no one better to convince even the most reticent. A professor in the University of Victoria’s writing department, Crozier earned the Governor General’s Award for poetry, two Pat Lowther awards,

the National Magazine gold medal, the Canadian Authors’ Association award and first place in the CBC literary competition. She received two honourary doctorates for her work in Canadian literature, published 17 books and is the editor of two books of essays, two anthologies of young Canadian poets and Best Canadian Poetry, 2010. “I’ve been a writer for 40 years, mainly a poet … so I’m not happy unless I’m rolling around in poetry, either writing it or reading it,” she

said. “It doesn’t have to be someone who normally goes to poetry events.” She’s been approached by many poetry virgins, who claim surprise that the event wasn’t dull or over the top. Often they’re pleased the poetry felt accessible Gary McInistry photo and applicable. Lorna Crozier, a Why Poetry Matters North Saanich is Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 poet.


North Saanich wins award for Sandown proposal North Saanich’s mayor and chief administrative officer were awarded last weekend for the Sandown proposal. CR-FAIR – Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable – presented the Agriculture Champion award to Alice Finall and Rob Buchan at Seedy Saturday on Feb. 18 in Victoria. “Your municipal council’s commitment to food security and your leadership in creating opportunities for farming and agriculture in North Saanich is making a difference in our community,” CR-FAIR’s Christina Peacock said of the selection. “The innovative model for the Sandown race track your municipality has developed and is exploring is another example of this outstanding commitment.” CR-FAIR was formed in 1997 as a group of organizations and individuals involved in local food systems. Its mission is to increase knowledge of and bring about positive change in the food and agriculture system within the Capital region. The Sandown proposal, initiated by the district, intends to rezone 12 acres of land into commercial for development by Sandown owner Bill Randall. The municipality would acquire the other 83 acres, and add 12 acres of land elsewhere into the Agricultural Land Reserve. The approval process is currently stalled, with four of seven council members opposed to signing a memorandum of understanding with the Agricultural Land Commission.






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Opportunity is knocking, says Sidney’s mayor, and hopefully the town can capitalize. Mayor Larry Cross spoke to the business community Monday morning during the annual Mayors’ Breakfast at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Mayors Alastair Bryson of Central Saanich and Alice Finall of North Saanich also addressed the crowd in the Ocean’s Café. The Tsawout proposal for a large shopping centre, called Jesken Town Centre, predictably made the agenda for Bryson who referred to early concerns about the highway access options presented to council. “It’s an opportunity but there’s also risk,” Cross said of the proposed 650,000 square feet of new retail space at Jus Kun Road. The town should come together to promote the unique small town atmosphere so people would opt to shop Sidney after hitting the big box stores, he said. “By golly, you’re halfway there. If you come the rest of the way you’ll have a unique experience,” he said. With three business groups currently working to promote the community, the town needs to “combine the energies,” Cross said, to develop a “formidable marketing team.” In the wake of Cross’ comments, the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce set up a meet-

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Central Saanich Mayor Alastair Bryson addresses the crowd during the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce annual Mayor’s Breakfast at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Mayors Larry Cross of Sidney and Alice Finall of North Saanich also addressed the crowd in the Ocean’s Café. ing with the local business community to discuss working together on a marketing plan for the town. The meeting is at the Pier Hotel on Monday, Feb. 27 from 6:15 to 8 p.m.

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More than just a campaign, however, Leblanc’s journey has another purpose. It’s to understand the role that housing, or lack thereof, shapes a person mentally and physically. It’s too early for any conclusions. But already Leblanc says he’s battling constant fatigue. The van is essentially a tin can that conducts the cold and transmits all noise from the street, he said. “You hear every footstep, you hear every vehicle going by.” The other challenges he faces are more logistical. Maintaining personal hygiene and privacy has proved impossible in the city’s public washrooms. “That sponge bath is all of a sud-

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den on public display and the dad with his two sons walk in and the kids look at you kind of funny.” As Leblanc learns the ropes, a man named Ed is experiencing the opposite transition. The homeless man from Central Saanich is trading places with Leblanc for the duration of the project. Ed loaned out his van in exchange for a bedroom and three meals a day on Woodwynn Farms. “I’m being coached by Ed,” said Leblanc. “He’s advised don’t park in the same place two nights in row.” Ed also recommends never to ask for something and never turn anything down. “I think it’s a personal pride issue that might have contributed to his struggles,” said Leblanc. • A15

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Social media useful, but come with risks When some young, local teens recently changed their circle of friends, comments escalated in social media, including Facebook, between the groups. The situation heated up to the point that when the teens happened to meet face to face, it ended in a physical altercation and police became involved. More often, police officers on the Peninsula are dealing with calls involving Facebook and other social media. Police find people gain access to others’ accounts and do things anonymously in that fashion. We often get reports of threats and advice to commit offences. These sites are so popular now that there are more than 60 million status updates daily, and if Facebook was a country, it would have the third largest population in the world behind China and India. We need to be familiar with these sites and the risks, and coach our kids on being courteous and safe online users. Risks of social networking sites can include posting too much information about yourself, or allowing strangers to manipulate you or to determine your physical location. Harassment and online bullying are seen frequently on social media, as well as exposure to inappropriate content. The potential is there for inappropriate contact with adults, which could include offline, in-person contact. Remind your kids that information they post online stays online, including photos. You can’t take it back. Employers, universities, and law enforcement officials routinely use Facebook and other social media to research people.

Also remind them to be courteous users and not to make derogatory comments. Do not pass on derogatory comments either. Social media are a valuable tool. The sites are like

communities, where most users are law abiding and respectful – but a small percentage are not. We have to guard ourselves and our kids from this small percentage and give them the

information they need to use Facebook to their advantage. A great Parents’ Guide to Facebook can be found at and is full of parenting tips in regards to Facebook,

details on managing security settings, and how to use Facebook effectively. Cpl. Chris Swain is a supervisor and the media liaison officer for Sidney North Saanich RCMP.


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The little church on West Saanich Road often bursts at the seams with song. A Lenten journey will see that tradition continue with Linnea Good. Good is a singer–songwriter, musician and worship leader with a bachelor degree in French literature, and a master’s in religious education with a specialty in music as an educational tool. Her professional travels have taken her throughout Canada, to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. “I discovered her about 19 years ago,” said organizer Ellen Connell. Technically, her motherin-law discovered Good one day taking her two small grandchildren to a concert. They came toe-tapping home with posters and tapes. “We all just kind of fell in love with her.” Then she learned Good was putting together a tour of southern Vancouver Island. Connell jumped at the chance to rediscover the music artist and bring her to the Peninsula in the little church on Patricia Bay. Last November an audience

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Linnea Good will bring her Good Company to Holy Trinity Church in North Saanich for a two-day musical event. was entertained by the joyful sounds of Linnea and Good Company in concert at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. “She just wowed people and they said ‘When can she come back?’” Connell said. She’s back. And she’s bringing company. “It’s an all ages event, something that can be enjoyed by anyone,” Connell said. The previous audience in North Saanich ranged in age from five to 97. “And everyone had a great time … She engages people, she has


people singing and clapping, and facilitates people having a good time with music together.” The Good Company of Linnea and Good Company includes her partner, percussionist, guitar player and backup vocalist David Jonsson plus bassist, flute player and backup vocalist Bruce Harding. “The quality of music is awesome, and just the way they present it … music as a way of bringing people together,” Connell said. “She left people feeling really, really good.” Linnea and Good Company will play at Holy Trinity, 1319 Mills Rd. on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available through the church office, 250-656-3223, Ellen Connell or Donna Wilson. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children/seniors and $40 for a family of two adults and two children. Linnea and Good Company will lead an intergenerational time of Lenten journey on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good will use song and story to guide in reflecting on themes of this season of the church year. Admission is free but registration is required. Call the church office to register. Learn more about her online at

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tournament in a similar format that fills the void on off-Games years. She was disappointed with her performance there and Jennifer Liu has a personal added some on-ice and off-ice goal in mind for the B.C. Winter training in preparation for this Games – gauge her skills against year’s competition. her peers. Her co-ed Peninsula team and She is among three Peninsula the all-girl Games team teens who will suit different aspects up for Zone 6 girls ice “It’ll be exciting to see if I’m close to any offer of the sport, but she hockey team at the doesn’t have a prefer2012 BC Winter Games of the super good girls, skill-wise.” Jennifer Liu ence. in Vernon which ends “With girls it’s not as Feb. 26. Her Bantam “It’ll be exciting to see if I’m rough,” she said. “It’s a totally A Peninsula Eagles teammates Micah Hart and Stephanie close to any of the super good different game, guys and girls. [With] guys it’s more physical. girls, skill-wise,” Liu said. Churchill will also suit up. “I just want to do as best I can. Last year, the Grade 9 ParkLiu, a forward, likes to wear #6, but these days is #11 with land secondary student played I hope I do well.” in the B.C. Cup, a competitive the Bantam A Peninsula Eagles.

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Liu captained the Victoria Ice Hawks female Peewee AAA provincial championship team in 2010. Her goal for the Games is to “just do my best.” She looks forward to seeing the Lower Mainland competition in action.

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District of North Saanich Notice Of Community Meeting Secondary Suites: Southeast Quadrant NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District of North Saanich is holding a Community Meeting to discuss secondary suites in the southeast quadrant. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Hall, 1620 Mills Road, North Saanich, B.C. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review the current regulations pertaining to secondary suites in the southeast quadrant and to identify the barriers to property owners. To make the program more successful, we want to hear your suggestions. BACKGROUND: Section 206 of the Zoning Bylaw No. 1255 permits secondary suites in the southeast quadrant area of North Saanich. After sixteen months of a pilot program, only four suites have been applied for. Council has directed staff to meet with interested citizens to determine why there were so few applications and to determine possible changes that could improve the success of the pilot program. Further information can be obtained from the District website at - Secondary Suites link. Mark Brodrick Director of Planning and Community Services

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More help for new housing, seniors Budget offers $10,000 to new home buyers Tom Fletcher Black Press

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon found money in his restraint budget Tuesday to boost home building and renovations. First-time buyers are eligible for up to $10,000, but only if they buy a new home. That follows a harmonized sales tax break announced last week, which raises the threshold for an HST rebate on new homes from $525,000 to $850,000. The HST rebate was also extended to the purchase of new vacation homes, offered until the HST reverts to the old provincial sales tax in March 2013. Falcon also announced a new seniors’ home renovation tax credit offers up to $1,000 for upgrades and modifications that allow seniors to remain in their homes. B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair blasted the housing bonus, which he said goes mainly to wealthy people who can afford new homes, while government services for seniors, forestry and other needs can’t keep up. “Right now we have the smallest public sector in the country, so obviously we’re struggling to meet those services,” Sinclair said. “The message of this budget is, if you’re the one per cent, we’re going to take care of you, we’re going to make sure you’re well off. And by the way, if you want to buy your second vacation home in Whistler, we’re going to give you a tax deduction for that up to 10 grand.” • A19

Budget taxes business, caps spending Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government is restricting spending increases and keeping its small business income tax alive to meet its balanced budget target before the 2013 election. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon presented his first budget Tuesday, with a deficit of $969 million for the fiscal year starting April 1, as B.C. pays to end the harmonized sales tax. His three-year plan predicts a $154 million surplus in 201314 and $250 million surplus the following year. To do that, the budget aims to hold government spending growth down to two per cent for three years, with most of it going to health and education. That leaves most other ministries with little or no increase for inflation, a restriction that is expected to reduce overall B.C. government staff from about 27,000 this year to 25,000 by 2014-15. Falcon also reversed course on business taxes. The government has been promising for years that it would eliminate the small business income tax this spring, after lowering it to the current 2.5 per cent. Now it will continue at 2.5 per cent until B.C.’s financial picture improves. Falcon is also considering a one per cent increase in the general corporate tax rate to 11 per cent, but not for another year depending on financial conditions. That move positions the B.C. Liberals politically for an election against NDP leader Adrian Dix, who has called for a corporate tax increase.


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Canadian Federation of Independent Business spokesperson Shachi Kurl said business people understand the need for government revenue, but the extra tax burden will affect investment. The last scheduled carbon tax increase will go ahead in July, from 5.56 cents on a litre of gasoline to 6.67 cents. The budget holds that level while a review of the carbon tax program looks at the rate and offsetting income tax cuts. Falcon promised carbon tax relief soon for greenhouse operators and hinted at additional help for other farmers. The cash-strapped government is putting surplus provincial assets up for sale starting next year, including a 17 acre prop-

erty north of Kelowna that was proposed for a new correctional centre before a new site near Oliver was chosen. The budget also reveals a plan to sell B.C.’s liquor distribution system and warehouses to a private operator. Falcon called the move “an opportunity to get out of a business we don’t have to be in,” as well as a way to raise money. Falcon said the deal will protect union workers in the transition to a private wholesaler. Government retail liquor stores are not affected. Liquor and tobacco taxes will be adjusted to keep prices the same once the HST is phased out.


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Black Press – Victoria Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Victoria-based community newspapers. The job term runs for 13 weeks from June through to the end of August. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driver’s licence and car is mandatory.


OXBY, Jean Pauline

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.

Feb. 27, 1914 - Feb. 15, 2012 Jean passed into the presence of the Lord 12 days before her 98th birthday. Born in Somerset, Manitoba, she was the only child of Frederick and Eva Pearl Oxby. Jean was predeceased by her first cousin, Carson Clark in 2007. Jean was in business in Calgary until 1956 when she moved to Sidney. She earned a LTCL (Speech) from Trinity College, London England in 1973. Jean was a long time member of Highway Christian Fellowship (formerly Sidney Pentecostal Church). She served 10 years as Secretary of the Sidney White Cane Club. Jean is survived by Isabel Clark, Carson’s widow, second cousins living in Nanaimo and in Edmonton and many more living in Ontario. A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 21 at Highway Christian Fellowship.

Customer Service Rep P/T 24 hours a week Shift work, must be available 7 days a week.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES LEMARE LAKE is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Processor Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Welders • Machinists Full time permanent, union wages and camp positions. Please fax resume to 250956-4888 or email



Registration of Henley & Walden as a Limited Liability Partnership We wish to advise our clients that Henley & Walden registered as a limited liability partnership on February 8, 2012. Our firm will now be known as Henley & Walden LLP (the “Firm�). This change does not create a new firm nor does it affect our services or our relationship with our clients. Our registration as a limited liability partnership will not reduce or limit the Firm’s liability. The Firm continues to be responsible for the negligence of its partners, associates and employees and we will continue to maintain Professional Liability Insurance in excess of the requirements of the Law Society of British Columbia. However, the partners in a limited liability partnership are not personally liable for the negligent acts or omissions of another partner or an employee unless the partner knew of the negligent act or omission and did not take reasonable steps to prevent it. Each partner is personally liable for his or her own actions, and the partnership continues to be liable for the negligence of its partners, associates and employees. Accordingly, there is no reduction or limitation on the liability of the partnership.

Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset. The student is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by Feb. 29, 2012 to: Kevin Laird Editorial Director-Greater Victoria Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. • A21

PENINSULA NEWS REVIEW - Friday, February 24, 2012  Peninsula News Review Fri, Feb 24, 2012 PERSONAL SERVICES A21 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE











THE ENSUITE Bath & Kitchen Showroom. We are looking for a dynamic individual to fill the full time position of Sales Consultant at our Langford Ensuite Showroom location. The primary responsibility is to deliver an exceptional level of customer service to the retail public and wholesale trades. Duties will include sales, quotations, order entry and expediting. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills, attention to detail, high customer service standards, and a team attitude. We offer a competitive salary, based on experience, and excellent benefits and bonus program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume in confidence to: Paul Stevenson fax: 250-475-6282

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

FREE infant car seat, expires end of 2012, matching stroller, good shape. Call 250-3836407.

ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

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


FOR Rent: One bedroom suite in Saanichton. Sunny peaceful location and 5-10 minutes walk to buses. Off-street parking for 2 vehicles. No smoking / no pets (although one indooronly fixed cat may be considered). $750/month. 250-6657124

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#1 RATED advanced nutrition for anti-aging & weight loss. Call for free sample. Elaine (250)217-9660.

DIGITAL PHOTO retouch, editing, add/remove objects/people. Tribute posters, home movies to CD/DVD. 250-4753332.


PETS PETS JUVENILE MALE Boxer. Not neutered. High energy adult dog. Very handsome! Asking $400. Call 250-361-0052.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WANTED: CLEAN fridge’s, upright freezers, 24” stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.

BUILDING SUPPLIES METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.



AIRCAST BOOTS, medical, like new, 1 sz fits all male & female, $90. obo. (250)3802858 before 9pm.

SIDNEY: 1 lrg bdrm w/ den, grd lvl, lrg entrance/hallway, nice back yard, lrg kitchen, 1 blk downtown/waterfront, W/D, garden, gas F/P, prkng, N/S, $925/mo incls utils except gas. April 1st. 403-259-1870. Evenings call 403-253-5285.

CABINET WITH doors, 60” high x 31.5” wide x 15.5” deep, $35 obo. (250)477-7335 LADIES JACKET- $20. 76”x 46” glass, $40. Kid’s felt story, $10. Call (250)508-9008.

SIDNEY, BRIGHT 1 bdrm + den, above grd suite, new carpet, priv patio, all incl’d but cable/internet, N/P, N/S, $950 mo. Call 250-880-1414.

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

SIDNEY WATERFRONT- 1 bdrm. $1000 inclusive. Refs. NP/NS. (250)656-4003.

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

SUITES, UPPER SAANICHTON- 35’ 5th wheel, partly furnished, 8x12 laundry room. N/S, N/P. Ref’s. $700/mo. Call 250-652-0591.



HIDE-A-BED, EXCELLENT shape, $300. Call (250)6550907.

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

MOVING SALE- teak table w/6 chairs, 2 extensions, seats 8, excellent cond. $450. Call (250)652-6887.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837


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BEAUTIFUL GRAD dress, mermaid style, black/white, sz 3/4, $95. (250)893-2502


To get started today, visit or call 1.888.897.3871




2 BLANKETS- 2 feather pillows, 2 sheets, $99. (250)652-2012.


PRIVATE CAREGIVER avail (Nursing background), to provide personal/home support for seniors. Call 250-474-2555

15 NEW ENCHANTRESS pantyhose, assorted. $35 (250)383-4578.






WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053


SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!


CALL: 250-727-8437

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Jasmine Parsons One Percent Realty V.I.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 2 BLKS From downtown Sidney. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, den, 5 appl’s. Covered, secure parking, elevator. NS/NP. Ref’s. Rent $1500 + Damage dep. Utils not incl’d. (250)656-2952. COOK ST Village area. 1bdrm, hardwood floors. Heat, hot water, storage, parking incl $795 ns or pets. 250-595-5162 FERNWOOD AREA Apt, large 2 bdrm, $875/mo. Avail now. Ref’s. 250-370-2226 to view.

ROCKLAND APT, lrg 1 bdrm, incls heat/hot water, $750, (immed) 250-370-2226 to view ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large bach, $570 mo, incls heat & hot water. Avail Feb. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY- 3 bdrm (behind Thrifty’s) 1 bath. Reno’d. NS/NP. $1375+(250)656-4003

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

HOMES FOR RENT BRENTWOOD BAY 4 bdrm (3 upper, 1 lower extra bdrm or office), 2 baths, large fenced yard. Close to schools, bus, etc. N/P. Ref’s. $1700.+ utils. (250)652-1432.

Beautifully Updated Townhouse

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.


Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 25 & 26, 2-4pm 541 Crossandra Cres

SW Tillicum - Saanich West Beautifully updated corner townhouse with large southfacing windows. Overlooking a fully fenced yard with patio & garden. Tranquil setting with large trees and a short pathway leading to a lovely grassy common area with swings for the kids. Come have a look!

GORDON HEAD. Large 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, deck + 2-bdrm in-law suite, workshop. 2 F/P NS/NP. $2200. (250)477-6541

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

Call Laura Akers Pemberton Holmes (250)516-1644.




OAK BAY, sunny, 1 bdrm, balcony, quiet, mature, N/P, N/S, steps to ocean, $840 mo incls H & H/W, 250-598-9632

CORDOVA BAY- 2 bdrms, W/D, hydro incld. Avail Mar 1. $920/mo. (250)658-4760. KEATING- 1 bdrm, W/D. $800 inclds hydro+ H/W. Avail Now. (250)652-1612.


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all conditions in all locations


Call us first & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped! ISLAND AUTO Body, Paint & Upholstery. 25 yrs. 1210 Stelly’s X Road. 250-881-4862. KG MOBILE Mechanic. Convenience of having a mechanic at home or on the road. (250)883-0490.

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.


$0-$1000 CASH

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Your Community, Your Classifieds. Call 250-388-3535


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NEWS REVIEW Fri, Feb 24, 2012, Peninsula News Review








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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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.

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES #1 CAREBEAR CLEANING. Earth friendly products. House, office & rental. Senior discount. $25hr. 250-217-5507 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.

CONTRACTORS CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP (BBB) All reno’s, kitchen, bath, custom showers. Anything concrete. 250-658-2656.

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.

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 AURICLE Lawns- cln up lawn garden hedge pruning soil tests & fertilize. (250)882-3129 20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming, Soil/Mulch (2 cu yd), Hauling. 250-479-6495 250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Spring cleanup, tree & hedge pruning. 23yrs exp. WCB. ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood


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





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


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

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.


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

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.

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.

PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.

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


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.


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

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

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. HANDYMAN DAN. Quality workmanship. Free estimates. Call 250-656-6789.

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

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.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

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


Use our community classifieds Service Directory to find an expert in your community


fil here please

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

High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB TOP NOTCH PAINTINGOver 25yrs exp. Interior/Exterior, Residential Reliable, Reasonable and Friendly Service. Call Brad 250-580-5542.

Peacock Painting

HOME REPAIRS SAVE $ Hire-A-Husband, 250514-4829. Specialize in bath/ kitchen reno’s & accessibility. Serving Victoria for 23yrs.

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.

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


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 ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603


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.



and money



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

Classifieds save



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

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

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046 PROF & custom installs of floor & wall tiles. Heated flooring, Custom Showers. Reno’s, new constr. Bob 250-812-7448

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


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.

250-652-2255 250-882-2254



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

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




Your Community

Classifieds can find your friend!

Call us today • 388-3535 • A23

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